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June 18, 2018

Retiring employees urgedto get documents on order

Source: Newsday Employees who are proceeding on retirement are being asked to ensure relevant documents are ready for processing two years before so as to receive national insurance, gratuity and pension in a timely manner. So advised Finance Secretary Joel Jack who, speaking at last Wednesday’s, post Executive Council briefing at the… Link:

Trinidad and Tobago

Spencer: bill critical to revamped fishing sector

Source: Newsday The Fisheries Management Bill is critical to the revamping of Tobago’s Fisheries Department and to sustainable development and management of the marine and aquatic resources of Trinidad and Tobago, said Hayden Spencer, Secretary for the Division of Food Production and Fisheries. The legislation proposes to manage and direct sustainable development… Link:


Fuel Prices Increasing Yet Again

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are back to back changes to fuel prices announced within days of each other. The latest is a slight increase in the price of premium which goes from eleven dollars and sixty-seven cents to eleven dollars and seventy-one cents per gallon. That takes effect at midnight.  After a number…


Illegal Activities Continue within Columbia Forest Reserve

Source: Channel 5 Belize Since sounding an alarm several weeks ago that Guatemalan farmers have been encroaching on land surrounding Otoxha Village in the Toledo District, the Belize Defense Force has been deployed to the area.  But tonight, there is information that illegal activities continue to take place within the Columbia Forest Reserve at…

Trinidad and Tobago

Fisheries bill to protect fishermen from piracy

Source: Newsday A Fisheries Management Bill will protect fishermen and impose penalties against trespassers in Trinidad and Tobago waters. This was the assurance given by Pio Manoa, Legal Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, addressing concerns raised by Tobago fishermen at a consultation on the draft Bill for Tobago Fisheries stakeholders,… Link:

Trinidad and Tobago

Labour, education, and society

Source: Newsday TTUTA A YOUNG professional, having benefitted from years of primary, secondary and tertiary education, recently confused Labour Day celebrations in Fyzabad with Point Fortin Borough Day. She imagined that both celebrations were fetes. As we observe Labour Day, we in TTUTA will be comrades at Charlie King Junction, Fyzabad. Most… Link:

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B.P.P. Included in Re-registration Process

Source: Channel 5 Belize A seat at the table is what the Belize Progressive Party has been clamoring for, in respect of the upcoming, countrywide re-registration exercise.  That call has been heeded by the Elections and Boundaries Department which has since included the B.P.P. in all meetings related to the pending process.  This morning…


Rain draw second test against Sri Lanka

Source: Guyana Chronicle (ESPNCRICINFO) – SRI Lanka had dismissed the stubborn Shai Hope soon after tea, giving themselves one final chance to surge to victory, but then the rains arrived, followed by bad light. In the end, West Indies drew the match with five wickets in hand, with 32.3 overs lost to the…


Confessions must be videotaped

Source: Nation Newspaper Electronic recording of confession statements by police is now mandatory. This was disclosed by attorney Andrew Pilgrim yesterday during an Evidence Act Seminar organised by the Supreme Court at the… Link: Confessions must be videotaped

Trinidad and Tobago

Inspirechangelike Buzz

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Tubal Uriah “Buzz” Butler dared to believe that he could inspire change in this nation of TT and cause a revolution as he literally limped off the steamer with a wound that he had sustained from fighting in World War I. Labour Day in this country was declared… Link:


‘Papo’ finds rhythm in El Dorado golf tourney

Source: Guyana Chronicle EXPERIENCED golfer Nazeem ‘Papo’ Haniff found his rhythm to cart off Sunday’s main prize in the Annual El Dorado Medal Play Golf tournament played at the Lusignan Golf Course. Haniff shot net 68/9 to beat Balgobin Ragnauth with net 69/21 into second position. Aleem Hussain 69/11 and Richard Haniff 69/11…


Outstanding Fathers honored by RHTYSC

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOR the 25th successive year, the cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club honored outstanding fathers as part of their celebration of Father’s Day. The teams honoured dozens of fathers under their Annual Walter Nero Tribute to Fathers’ Programme, which is sponsored by the children of…


Eleven Clubs to receive First Division Caps from BCB

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE remarkable success story of Berbice Cricket (BCB) continues to expand on a daily basis with new programmes and activities being unveiled to develop the game. On Saturday last, President Hilbert Foster handed over First Division caps for the eleven confirmed clubs in Berbice senior cricket. The caps were donated…

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BISL Versus G.O.B. before Court of Appeal

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Court of Appeal today heard an appeal brought by Belize International Services Limited against the government.  This follows a win by the government in October 2016, three years after the June 2013 compulsory acquisition of the International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize and the International Business Companies Registry.  At…


Thirty-six fast bowlers benefit from BCB Coaching Clinic

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday hosted a clinic for fast bowlers at the Albion Community Centre. Thirty-six promising seamers from the Ancient county attended the clinic, which was conducted by level 3 coach Winston Smith. The coaching clinic included both classroom work and practicals on the field. BCB…


An Analysis GBTI’s Financial Performance for 2017

Source: Kaieteur News Dear Editor, The Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry Limited’s annual report for their financial year ended 2017 was recently made available to its shareholders. The Bank has been marred in several controversial legal matters involving the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) coupled with a massive fraud close to $1…


Foundation and QC in netball final

Source: Nation Newspaper Christ Church Foundation and Queen’s College will clash in the final of the Barbados Secondary Schools Under-16 Netball League at the Netball Stadium today. Foundation advanced to the final when they… Link: Foundation and QC in netball final

Cayman Islands

Garbage troubles shift to West Bay

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The latest garbage collection troubles hit West Bay on Monday, when the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) said smaller streets in the district from Barnett Close to Anderson Drive, as well as Willie Farrington Drive, West Church Street, Revd. Blackman Drive, Garston Smith Drive, Mount Pleasant Road, Yacht Town Road…


BDFSP boots strike 6 times

Source: Nation Newspaper Hat-tricks by Omani Leacock and Kyle Gibson delivered a devastating 6-0 victory for Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) over Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame in their out-of-zone clash on an… Link: BDFSP boots strike 6 times

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