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October 17, 2017

Aspen estimates 360m in catastrophe losses

Source: The Royal Gazette Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd expects to take a 360 million hit from natural catastrophes that took place in the third quarter. The Bermudian insurer and reinsurer said 310 million of those losses were related to the three hurricanes that caused devastation through the Caribbean and in the US, Harvey, Irma…

St. Lucia

Where Science Meets Policy

Source: The Voice THE Inter-Government Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific body under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). It … The post Where Science Meets Policy appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Where Science Meets Policy

St. Lucia

Netherlands, PNG Secure World Cup Qualifier Spots

Source: The Voice NETHERLANDS and Papua New Guinea have secured their places in next year’s World Cup qualifiers following the latest round of … The post Netherlands, PNG Secure World Cup Qualifier Spots appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Netherlands, PNG Secure World Cup Qualifier Spots

St. Lucia

FUEL PRICE ADJUSTMENTS

Source: The St. Lucia Star “The retail price for LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders and diesel have been changed.” The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline (unleaded) and kerosene

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Bermuda

Orange ferry route suspended

Source: The Royal Gazette Due to the inclement weather, the Orange Route ferry service between the Royal Naval Dockyard and St Georges has been suspended until further notice. Link: Orange ferry route suspended

Bermuda

Football: Deshae Darrell Scores Hat Trick

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Deshae Darrell scored all three goals for Brookhaven College as they recorded a 3-0 win over Mountain View College, Deshae opened the scoring in the 4th minute, then was on target again in the 26th minute after Savanna Hernandez lobbed the ball over the defense and sent Darrell through… Link:

St. Lucia

Lightning Aquatics Swim Club: Small but Tallawah

Source: The Voice WITH only 18 of its 27 competitive swimmers participating in the recently-held Capri Sun 2017 National Championships, Lightning Aquatics (LA) … The post Lightning Aquatics Swim Club: Small but Tallawah appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Lightning Aquatics Swim Club: Small but Tallawah

St. Lucia

School Sports Coordinator Meets Coaches

Source: The Voice THE Department of Youth Development and Sports met with coaches within the Department on Monday morning as coaching programmes continue … The post School Sports Coordinator Meets Coaches appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: School Sports Coordinator Meets Coaches

St. Lucia

Internet Week Guyana Advances Caribbean Technology Development Agenda

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Around the world, the operations of cyber criminals far outstrip the sophistication of national legislative frameworks. Governments are facing constant pressure to assess global cyber threats and formulate appropriate local cyber security strategies. Across the Caribbean, governments are building strategic partnerships with regional actors like the Caribbean Network Operators…

St. Lucia

Green Bond Boom Brings Growing Pains

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm (2012) A €600m bond sold by a Scottish utility would not normally set pulses racing for anyone but the most committed followers of London’s debt market. Yet, just such a fundraising by SSE plc last month attracted attention as a sign of growing momentum behind so-called

Cayman Islands

Harris denies talks to join PPM ranks

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Former talk-show host Austin Harris, the MLA for Prospect, has denied speculation that he is in discussions to join the Progressives. Currently sitting on the backbench of the Government of National Unity and serving as a councillor in the premier’s ministry, Harris is also preparing to share a constituency…

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Barbados

FAO official issues food warning

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians are literally eating themselves to death, warns a top official of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). In addition, sub-regional coordinator for the FAO in the Caribbean Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul cautioned this morning that Barbadians’ appetite for “unhealthy” foreign foods was also costing the country a whopping $600 million…

Cuba

A Rapist on the Loose in Alamar, The Movie

Source: Havana Times Alamar is unsettled, news of a rapist running around on the loose through the neighborhood’s streets interrupts any conversation, outshining the increase in agro-market prices and livening up lines. There are so many different versions; sometimes, dates get mixed up, the number of victims varies, but the reality is that…

Guyana

Jury empanelled for 2013 Port Kaituma murder trial

Source: iNews Guyana   A 12-member jury was empanelled before Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court in Georgetown on Monday to hear the trial of Vigilance, East Coast Demerara resident Michael Britton, who is accused of murdering miner Refford Williams at 10 Miles Backdam, Port Kaituma, in the North-West District. Murder accused:…

Barbados

Blind calypso battle is on

Source: Barbados Today Seven visually impaired calypsonians will take to the stage on Saturday, vying for top honours in the annual National United Society of the Blind Calypso Competition. As the show grows in popularity, for the first time, it will be staged at the Barbados Workers’ Union’s  Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St Michael headquarters,…

Bermuda

Videos: OBA Call For Bill To Be Withdrawn

Source: Bernews The OBA has released four online videos addressing the recently tabled Immigration Bill, with Senator Andrew Simons, Senator Nick Kempe and MP Susan Jackson all calling for Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown to withdraw the Bill. Senator Andrew Simons said, “Minister Walton Brown has tabled an Immigration Bill in the… Link:

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