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February 24, 2018

Barbados: Historic charge for using cell phone while driving

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today: A 39-year-old general worker, who was caught using his cellular phone while driving, has become the first casualty of the recently amended Road Traffic Act. And for failing to comply with the new law, Troy Eon Goddard, of Ashbury, St George, had to immediately part with $1,000. Goddard was driving…

St. Lucia

Gonsalves unfazed by women’s protest

Source: St. Lucia Times St Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves  has said  that he was neither taken aback nor embarrassed by a protest this week against his presence at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Barbados TODAY has reported. Gonsalves was at UWI to deliver…

St. Lucia

Real Estate Recovery

Source: The St. Lucia Star St Barts and Mustique saw positive annual price growth in recent years. It’s been a rocky road to recovery for the region’s realtors. The sector was badly impacted by the financial crisis of 2008 and has been slowly regaining its feet ever since. Last year was another tumultuous year

St. Lucia

Zoologists puzzled after lioness grows mane

Source: St. Lucia Times ABC:–  An 18-year-old lioness at the Oklahoma City Zoo is puzzling zoologists after she mysteriously sprouted a mane. In late 2017, caretakers noticed that Bridget the African lion, a “beloved” longtime resident of the Oklahoma City Zoo, began to grow the extra hair around her neck and head, Gretchen Cole, an…

Bermuda

BMRC Trash-A-Thon To Be Held Tomorrow

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club [BMRC] youth division is hosting a Trash-a-Thon on Sunday [Feb 25] as part of their fundraising efforts for their first overseas training and race weekend in April. A spokesperson said, “The BMRC’s youth division, Spark, is holding a Trash-a-Thon tomorrow, Sunday, February 25th in support… Link:

St. Lucia

Guyana: Fire leaves some 30 homeless

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:– APPROXIMATELY 30 persons are homeless following a fire which destroyed three buildings and damaged two others located on Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Friday. The fire of unknown origin reportedly started at 14:19hrs in the lower flat of what used to be Abiola’s Hotel, but was…

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Jamaica

Lynch finding his form

Source: Jamaica Star After breaking on the scene with Harbour View in 2011 as a promising 20 year-old striker, Jermie Lynch in some ways has yet to fulfil his promise as a top striker. Since returning from overseas a year ago, the Portmore United front man has slowly… Link: Lynch finding his form

Jamaica

Give me a chance to provide for my sons

Source: Jamaica Star Faced with caring for two mentally ill sons, a father is begging for an opportunity to provide for them.Annext Melhado, 45, says he has been forced to take care of the two teenage boys on his own since their mother walked out on them when they were… Link: Give me

Jamaica

Mentally ill male – kills father

Source: Jamaica Star A man who is believed to be of unsound mind allegedly stabbed his 74-year-old father to death in Annotto Bay, St Mary on Thursday.Dead is Leslien Miller, a vendor of Dover district in the parish.According to reports, at about 7:45 p.m. on Thursday,… Link: Mentally ill male – kills father

Jamaica

Man breaks ATM glass after cash ran out

Source: Jamaica Star A man who broke the glass booth of an ATM after he was unable to get cash was ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.Hussary Williams was charged with malicious destruction of… Link: Man breaks ATM glass after cash

Barbados

European Union funds for Montserrat

Source: Nation Newspaper The European Union is providing Euros 18.4 million to Montserrat aimed at transitioning the British Overseas Territory towards sustainable economic development. EUA statement issued by the Delegation… Link: European Union funds for Montserrat

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Guyana

Windies will be on their toes, skipper Holder assures

Source: iNews Guyana HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder says West Indies will be taking nothing for granted during the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifiers, despite entering as the highest-ranked side. The Caribbean side, two-time former World champions, are the favourites to grab one of the two remaining spots for next year’s…

Bermuda

Mountain Bike Race Series Points Standings

Source: Bernews After Seven Races in the 2017-2018 Furniture Walk Mountain Bike Race Series, now bring you the current Championship Points Standings. Charles Swart is the leader in the Male A Division with 92 points, Adam Kirk is in second with 72 points and Matthew Oliveira is in third with 50 points.… Link:

Bermuda

Somers Limited Announces Financial Results

Source: Bernews In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], Somers Limited a financial services investment holding company, announce its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The full filing stated: Somers Limited, a financial services investment holding company, is pleased to announce its results for the quarter ended December… Link:

Bermuda

Victorious Manders pays tribute to mother

Source: The Royal Gazette Gavin Manders paid a heart-warming tribute to his late mother after his triumph at last weekends Professional Tennis Registry Championships in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Bermudas No 1 player lifted the title at the first attempt after beating Californian Chris McBride 6-3, 6-3 in the final at the Van Der…

Bermuda

Thank you, Khalid

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,Quite by chance when browsing last month, I came upon Khalid Wasis opinion in your paper headed Nicholl a shining example to humanity. On account of this, we connected with relatives not known of for nearly 100 years, and we will remain connected. Thank you, Khalid, and thank you,…

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