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May 24, 2018

Hurricane advice meeting next week

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas disaster preparation team will answer questions about hurricane season at a meeting next week. IRM Bermuda Group will host the Institute of Risk Management session at Wellesley House, Hamilton, on Wednesday, two days before the beginning of the season. Members from the National Disaster Coordination team within the. ..

Bermuda

Government House Gardens open

Source: The Royal Gazette Government House Gardens will be open on Sunday afternoons from Sunday 27 May until Sunday 2 September 2018. This will be the fifth summer that the gardens have been opened to the public. Entry and exit will be via the North Gate on North Shore Road. Visitors are encouraged to…

Bermuda

Foggo and Dickinson sail to glory

Source: The Royal Gazette Helmsman Heath Foggo and crew Stevie Dickinson sailed to glory in one of the most thrilling Flagpole to Flagpole Races in recent memory. The long-distance race from Hamilton Harbour to St Georges Harbour last weekend featured six lead changes and drama near the finish as then leaders Dale Brangman and…

St. Lucia

Saint Lucia Setting New Records in 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: CASTRIES, May 17, 2018 – Saint Lucia’s tourism sector is enjoying robust growth. First Quarter figures show the island continuing a strong growth trend, building on a record-setting year of 2017.  Stay over arrivals increased by 9.5% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period…

Barbados

Long lines at Lawrence T Gay

Source: Nation Newspaper There were long lines of voters for the four boxes – WC1 A-H and I-Z and WC2 A-H and I-Z – for the St Michael West Central constituency at the Lawrence T Gay Primary School in Spooners Hill, St Michael…. Link: Long lines at Lawrence T Gay

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Cayman Islands

Public asked to pick police officer of year

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is asking the public to submit nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Service Awards. The annual gongs were established to recognise police officers, support staff, special constables and members of the public for outstanding and meritorious service that enhances public safety and police/public…

Caribbean

CMC’s Eye-on-the-Election (Barbados)

Source: Carib Vision Barbados’ two main political parties make their last pitch Wednesday night; Regional pollster Peter W. Wickham speaks on Caribbean leaders; Barbadians give their opinions on who will be victorious. Source Link: CMC’s Eye-on-the-Election (Barbados)

Trinidad and Tobago

Cop missing in south

Source: Newsday Police Constable Elgin Coomansingh has gone missing and worried relatives are calling on the public to help them find him. Coomansingh, 48, of Debe left the family’s home on Monday night following a domestic dispute and no one has heard from him since. Barrackpore police, who responded to the report,… Link:

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St. Lucia

2018 National Tourism Public Speaking Competition

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting held the annual National Tourism Public Speaking Competition on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa.  A total of ten (10) students representing the Choiseul Secondary, Corinth Secondary, Leon Hess Secondary, Saint Mary’s College and St.…

Barbados

Hundreds expected to have criminal records expunged

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Hundreds of people are expected to have criminal records expunged from the system due to the establishment of a Rehabilitation Board in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders… Link: Hundreds expected to have criminal records expunged

U.S. Virgin Islands

V.I. Disaster Survivors Eligible for Additional Federal Disaster Assistance

Source: St. John Source Federal Emergency Management Agency Additional disaster assistance is available for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The assistance allows for additional federal funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures, hazard mitigation and permanent infrastructure restoration in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to a press release issued May 23 by…

Bermuda

Dante Leverock Scores For Navra Trans

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Dante Leverock scored for his JK Navra Trans team in their 2 – 0 win over Paide in Estonia. After a scoreless first after, Leverock would connect on a header in the 51st minute from some 16 yards out. A ball was not fully cleared and a cross back… Link:

St. Kitts & Nevis

NIA Work Permits Office closes temporarily

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis Island Administration seal NIA Work Permits Office closes temporarily From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the temporary closure of the Work Permits Office: The general public is hereby informed that the

Guyana

Plans for over $400M City Hall restoration underway

Source: iNews Guyana The restoration of the City Hall building, estimated at $400 million, was the topic for discussion at a two-day workshop at Duke Lodge which will conclude today (Thursday). The project is a collaborative effort between the European Union (EU) and National Trust of Guyana. It focuses on preparing a comprehensive…

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