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August 21, 2018

Expert: Look out for more tremors

Source: Nation Newspaper At least seven aftershocks have so far been recorded as Barbadians are being warned to brace themselves for more in the wake of the rattling of the island by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake Tuesday evening…. Link: Expert: Look out for more tremors

Barbados

Church robbed

Source: Nation Newspaper Almost $7 000 in equipment has been stolen from a St Lucy church in the latest case of sacrilege. Bishop Marcus Hinds of Bethel Pentecostal Church, at Lowlands, told the NATION on Tuesday that when… Link: Church robbed

Barbados

Newbury folk say they’ll miss DJ’s vibes

Source: Nation Newspaper Tuesday nights in Newbury, St George, will never be the same. On that night every week around 10 p.m., the rural district usually came alive with the sweet sounds of reggae and other “conscious” tunes… Link: Newbury folk say they’ll miss DJ’s vibes

Cayman Islands

90% of financial court cases available for public inspection

Source: Cayman Compass Earlier this month, the financial services site OffshoreAlert published an article reporting that the documents for an increasing number of cases at the Grand Court’s financial services division are not being made public. Link: 90% of financial court cases available for public inspection

Cayman Islands

Hotel prices soar amid tourism boom

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s hotels are the most expensive in the region, hitting an average price of just over US$426 a night in the first half of 2018. Link: Hotel prices soar amid tourism boom

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Cayman Islands

Hedge funds show weakest returns since 2008

Source: Cayman Compass Hedge funds returned on average 0.43 percent during the first seven months of 2018, the worst performance since 2008 when hedge fund returns declined 0.23 percent during the same time period, according to data provider Eurekahedge. Link: Hedge funds show weakest returns since 2008

Barbados

Gym changes ‘will help sport’

Source: Nation Newspaper Transforming the facilities at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex into a major hub could bring relief to many of the island’s sporting federations without a home. That is the view of acting president… Link: Gym changes ‘will help sport’

Trinidad and Tobago

Devil’s Woodyard volcano erupts again

Source: Newsday THE Devil’s Woodyard mud volcano erupted this afternoon almost at the same time a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook TT, Venezuela, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent and Guyana. Councillor from the Princes Town Regional Corporation for Hindustan/St Mary’s, Michelle Benjamin, told Newsday that residents reported hearing a loud sound coming from… Link:

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Cayman Islands

Ministry to enforce national school dress code

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): All children attending government schools must follow a strict national dress code at the start of the next academic year, which includes short hair for all boys and modest skirts for girls. While most schools already have their own uniform and dress policies, the Ministry of Education, in consultation…

Barbados

World Cup buzz growing

Source: Barbados Today ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Preparations for the eagerly anticipated ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup are on schedule as the region prepares to host the event in November. Fawwaz Baksh, head of operations for the event, expressed satisfaction… Link: World Cup buzz growing

Belize

Tings Dread Da Gwen, Are Teachers Going Home?

Source: Channel 5 Belize It is not the first time that we have covered the administrative woes at Gwen Liz High School. Tonight, there are reports that a number of teachers are to be affected in what is being called a restructuring exercise due to a dwindling student enrollment. There are some three hundred…

Belize

Belizean Teen Murdered in Chicago

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Belizean teenager was killed over the weekend in Chicago. Seventeen-year-old Darnelle Flowers, left Belize seven years ago, but he and his sixteen-year-old classmate, Raysuan Turner went missing on Friday. On Sunday, a search party, including family and officers attached to the Chicago Police Department, combed the area and soon…

Belize

Orange Walk Police continue investigate Double Homicide

Source: Channel 5 Belize Police in Orange Walk continue their investigation into the double homicide of Junior Triminio and Christopher Calderon. The duo was gunned down on Zericote Street in Orange Walk Town on Sunday evening during a brazen attack by a masked man. Triminio, a gang leader in that municipality, received seven shots…

Barbados

Patriots demolish hapless Stars

Source: Barbados Today St Lucia Stars crashed to a humiliating seven-wicket defeat to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots after collapsing to 69 all out inside 13 overs at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia tonight. It was a dispiriting effort from a Stars side that had just ended their two-year wait…

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