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April 24, 2018

Fight for Presidential Vote Goes to Supreme

Source: St. John Source The plaintiffs in Segovia v. United States filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, taking another step in a decades-long effort to gain Virgin Islanders and resident of two other U.S. territories the right to vote for president. Virgin Islanders have been fighting decades for the right to…

Puerto Rico

Jobs in Puerto Rico

Source: Puerto Rico Report Since Hurricane Mari hit Puerto Rico last September, the number of people working has increased each month. This should be no surprise. In September, companies on the island were posting on Facebook, asking their workers to contact them to make sure that everyone was still alive. By October, according to…

U.S. Virgin Islands

Silver Airlines Completes Takeover of Seaborne

Source: St. John Source A Silver Airways Saab 340 plane. Silver announced Monday that it has completed the acquisition of Seaborne Airline. Silver Airways of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced Monday it has completed the acquisition of Seaborne Airlines, the one-time Virgin Islands-based carrier that operated sea planes between the islands. Silver announced its intention…

Belize

“Yankee” Goes to Court for Albert Johnson Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Police have quickly cracked the mysterious murder of twenty-seven-year-old Albert Johnson, originally from Punta Gorda Town. Today, West Canal resident Marlon Everett, a twenty-eight-year-old construction worker, was read a murder charge before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford. According to police, a trio ambushed Johnson on Rectory Lane as he was walking…

Belize

Minor Read Murder Charge in Death of Jason Belencio

Source: Channel 5 Belize The alleged shooter of Jason James Belencio was this evening charged with murder. The sixteen-year-old was arraigned at the Belize Family Court late in the evening under tight security. He is reported to be an associate of the George Street Gang and several members of that group appeared at the…

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Belize

Gas Hike in Effect for Third Time This Year

Source: Channel 5 Belize Gas is going up again! For the third time this year, there are increases to report at the pumps – and an erroneous release from the Bureau of Standards actually misstated the level of increases reported. Still, the corrected press release shows an uptick of thirty-nine cents for regular gasoline,…

Guyana

Ambris cops SVG top sports award

Source: Guyana Chronicle KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Test batsman Sunil Ambris has been crowned St Vincent and the Grenadines’ senior male Sports Personality-of-the-Year. The 25-year-old beat out challenges from fellow Windies player Kesrick Williams, footballer Myron Samuel and long distance runner Junior Ashton, to claim the honour at the National Sports Awards…

Guyana

Jazz, Rockets move closer to Western Conference semis

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Utah Jazz are poised to advance to the semi-finals of the NBA Western Conference playoffs after accounting for the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-96 in game four. Utah’s balanced scoring attack beat Oklahoma City’s star-studded unit, with all five of their starters scoring at least 13 points as the Jazz…

Guyana

50 Days to go | FIFA World Cup

Source: Guyana Chronicle World Cup absentees: Players who will miss Russia 2018 and major doubts THE 2018 World Cup is about three months away and national team bosses are beginning to figure out and finalise the best possible squads to bring to Russia. In the coming months they will be paying close attention…

Trinidad and Tobago

Surgeon stops all operationsHip i

Source: Trinidad Guardian URVASHI TIWARI-ROOPNARINEPublished: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 An orthopaedic surgeon at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital has objected to performing any hemiarthroplasty or hip replacement surgeries with mismatched implants he believes are being supplied for the procedures, saying the practice could cause other serious health issues for patients in future. In a letter…

Trinidad and Tobago

Devotees ready to fight for temple land

Source: Trinidad Guardian RADHICA DE SILVAPublished: Wednesday, April 25, 2018radhica.sookraj@guardian.co.tt Vowing to protect their temple with their lives, devotees from the Shri Nav Durga Kali Ashram yesterday vowed to mount a legal challenge to stop the State from demolishing any part of their ashram. This after a high-powered team from the Ministry of Planning…

Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuelan inmates moved from MSPSecurity fear

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018Over 30 Venezuelan nationals who were incarcerated at the Maximum Security Prison (MSP) were recently transferred to the Eastern Correctional Rehabilitation Centre (ECRC) at Santa Rosa Heights, Arima, because a “high-security risk” was detected. The T&T Guardian understands there were 94 Spanish-speaking inmates at the MSP currently…

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Trinidad and Tobago

Dillon, AG meet with UN execs on repatriations

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon and Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday met with the United Nations Resident Coordinator Richard Blewitt and Protection Officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ruben Barbado, over last Saturday’s repatriation of 82 Venezuelans.The meeting, held at…

Guyana

Salah stars again as Liverpool beat Roma 5-2

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Simon Evans LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Liverpool, inspired by two-goal Egyptian Mohamed Salah, took a big step towards the Champions League final with a 5-2 win over AS Roma in their semi-final, first leg at Anfield yesterday. Two late Roma goals, however, will give the Italians, who came back…

Guyana

Cook says there has to be a place for Test cricket

Source: Guyana Chronicle – ‘understands’ proposals for new format ENGLAND batsman Alastair Cook says he understands the proposed 100-ball competition but that Test and first-class cricket should be “protected”. The England and Wales Cricket Board wants to introduce the format into its new city-based tournament from 2020. “There has to be a place…

St. Lucia

T&T: Venezuelan deportations anger Amnesty International

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-  Amnesty International’s Americas director Erika Guevara Rosas has written to the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley criticising the way in which 82 Venezuelan nationals were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. Rosas’ letter came one day after a non-governmental organisation in Venezuela said it was going to lodge…

Guyana

Cricket West Indies set for talks with exiled quartet

Source: Stabroek News PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Cricket West Indies chief executive, Johnny Grave, plans to meet with a quartet of exiled players following the Indian Premier League, in an attempt to clear up the uncertainty surrounding their availability. Link: Cricket West Indies set for talks with exiled quartet

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