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March 19, 2018

Death shock

Source: Nation Newspaper Soon after the sun rose, lifelong St Lawrence resident, 56-year-old Laura Springer, was found dead in her home. And the unnatural death has left the Christ Church community in a state of shock. … Link: Death shock


Venezuela: Trump Imposes New Economic Sanctions

Source: Havana Times President Donald Trump today banned all US citizens from all types of transactions with petros, the cryptocurrency launched by Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. He also imposed a new round of sanctions against a group of government officials. Link: Venezuela: Trump Imposes New Economic Sanctions


Williams Says Mediation Returns Full Force

Source: Channel 5 Belize There will be a return to the police-sponsored mediation and intervention sessions which Chester Williams pioneered during his time at Eastern Division (South). Williams will once again join forces with Dianne Finnegan of the Youth Apprenticeship Program; Nuri Muhammad and others, under the aegis of new Eastern Division Commander Robert…


P.M. Says Corruption in Police a Priority

Source: Channel 5 Belize The other key to solving the crime chain is erasing corruption within the police department. Prime Minister Dean Barrow made reference to some police officers’ cozy relationships with the underworld element. He served notice that no one with a badge will any longer be able to lay claim to its…


Chester Says Goodbye to PSB

Source: Channel 5 Belize The now-former head of Professional Standards Branch has led a number of high-profile investigations during his time in that branch over the last six months. It has confirmed that there is no shortage of police officers still willing to risk their badges for the promise of riches for illicit activity.…


To Solve Crime, Gain Public’s Trust Again

Source: Channel 5 Belize Williams has been hailed as a key proponent of the community policing mode of operation. He has been credited with a reduction in major crimes when he was commander of Eastern Division (South), before being transferred to head the Professional Standards Branch desk in Belmopan. Now as Deputy Commissioner for…

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Padmore, Williams final

Source: Nation Newspaper Andre Padmore and Dakeil Thorpe were due to clash in last night’s men’s final of the Barbados Badminton Association’s Senior National Championships at Shuttlers Badminton Hall in Ealing Grove, Christ Church…. Link: Padmore, Williams final


Brittons Hill, Dames log first wins

Source: Nation Newspaper Brittons Hill United and Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame recorded their first victories of the 2018 Barbados Football Association’s Premier League season on Sunday.  However, 2016 champions, the University… Link: Brittons Hill, Dames log first wins


Strong local team for Sol Rally

Source: Nation Newspaper Two drivers who won their classes last year are among a strong local contingent for Sol Rally Barbados as the April 27 deadline for entries draws closer to the June 1-3 event. In the four-wheel-drive… Link: Strong local team for Sol Rally

Trinidad and Tobago

Kamla moved to tears by

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018Shaliza Hassanali Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she was yesterday moved to tears after hearing the impressive and powerful speech delivered to the nation by President Paula-Mae Weekes at her swearing-in ceremony at the Queen’s Park Savannah. Persad-Bissessar said Weekes’ address has given this country a sense…

Trinidad and Tobago

Vincent 102, John 62 condemn Lovers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thompson-KingPublished: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 An unbeaten century from Rachel Vincent saw Hibiscus Ladies crush Cricket Lovers by a huge 167 runs in the T&T Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA) 50-Over League on Sunday. Vincent scored a brazen 102 not out for Hibiscus, which batted first and put up 213-1 in…

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Dulalchan vows to sue

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018After Agriculture Ministry reclaims landDeputy Commissioner of Police Deodath Dulalchan is threatening to take legal action against Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Minister Clarence Rambharat over a decision to terminate a land lease contract it had awarded to him and reclaim land at Felicity. In a pre-action protocol…


Detained PdVSA oil cargo released in Curaçao

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Venezuelan state-owned PdVSA reached a settlement that released a cargo of crude and bunkers that had been held in Curaçao since December 30. The Panama-flagged Proteo tanker, a Lakemax vessel with 600,000-700,000 bl of capacity, is now free to leave the Curaçao, Roderik van Hees, the attorney representing the plaintiffs,…


Curaçao has a new Harvest Festival Queen

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Giantely ‘Gigi’ Symor is the new Reina Seú. She was elected last Saturday to be the new queen of the harvest festival for 2018. On March 25, the Wela Seú, the grandmother of the harvest festival, will be chosen and the big Seú parade will take place on…


St Kitts and Nevis gets digital independence

Source: Curacao Chronicle BASSETERRE – The government of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has become the first in the Caribbean to have its own unique identifier on the global Internet. An autonomous system number, called an ASN, was assigned to the Caribbean nation by the American Registry for Internet Numbers, ARIN, on…


Insurance companies under pressure

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Car insurance premiums are under pressure. The rates have to be raised because the police do not enforce the traffic rules. This can be derived from the comments made by the CEO of the insurance company Inter-Assure. Insurers must pay more because of reckless and irresponsible behavior in…


Holder, Samuels take Windies closer to World Cup spot

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Liam Brickhill in Harare CLINCHING close matches and playing out last-gasp finishes have become a habit for Zimbabwe in this tournament. For once, however, the result went against them, as West Indies won by four wickets to record their fifth-highest successful chase in ODI history. This meant they were…

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