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August 15, 2018

Cycling Federation Welcomes Brandon Cattouse Back

Source: Channel 5 Belize Elite cyclist Brandon Cattouse has been cleared of allegations that he used performance-enhancement drugs as an athlete who participated in the 2018 Valentine Classic.  While he initially tested positive for a prohibited substance, he has since been vindicated and is looking forward to continuing with his career as a top…

Belize

Belizean Female Cyclists Do Well in Bermuda

Source: Channel 5 Belize Belizean athletes Taralee Ordonez and Kaylyn Gillett are back in the Jewel after competing regionally in a cycling time trial competition in Bermuda.  The young riders performed well, capturing the silver and bronze medals, respectively.  Earlier today, we caught up with the cyclists who shared with us their first-time experience…

Barbados

Gripped by fear

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s announcement yesterday of impending job cuts in the public service as part of the conditions for an International Monetary Fund bailout has left a sense of fear and panic among civil servants, according to the island’s largest public sector trade union. In addition, the National Union…

Belize

UB & NICH Sign M.O.U.

Source: Channel 5 Belize The University of Belize and the National Institute of Culture and History signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on matters of education, history and culture.   The agreement has been in the pipeline for some time, but with the University on the verge of implementing new programmes, the formalizing…

Barbados

#BTEditorial – Are we truly in this thing together?  

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s recent indication that layoffs in the public service are imminent should come as no surprise to the Barbadian populace. Trimming recognised fat in the public service was a decision on which the former Democratic Labour Party administration dawdled though knowing that such a strategy was inevitable.…

Guyana

Japarts bats for KOTS3

Source: Guyana Chronicle MINING company JAPARTS over the weekend signalled its intention to be a part of the upcoming King of the Strip 3 International Drag Race. The event, which is being organised by the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club, will see competition from Suriname, Barbados and Trinidad at the South Dakota…

Belize

Special Ed Teachers Learn About Speech Language Disorders

Source: Channel 5 Belize A three-day language disorder workshop wrapped up today in Belize City. The training which aimed to evaluate the communication disorder among diverse populations targeted thirty-nine special education teaches and rehabilitation officers from across the country. The Pan American Health Organisation sponsored the event and it was organized by the Inspiration…

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Barbados

King: It’s a mind game

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s not the physical aspect Darian King is concerned about. Barbados’ top tennis player said he’s concentrating on his mental focus for the upcoming US Open following an up and down season that has… Link: King: It’s a mind game

Guyana

“Get involved!”

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Golden Jaguars head coach makes rallying call for support  “IT’s an opportunity for everyone from Guyana, whether you live in the country, whether you are further afield, to get involved,” said Michael Johnson, the newly appointed head coach of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) flagship team – the Golden…

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Bermuda

Warner pulls off upset in St Lucia

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas Antonio Warner upset the No 1 seed James Hadden from Trinidad amp Tobago in the Boys 12 amp under division at the Sagicor COTECC Junior Tournament in St Lucia today. After losing the first set 3-5, Warner bounced back to win the match 3-5, 4-0, 10-2. In his second…

Guyana

Norman Sue Bakery finals set for Saturday

Source: Guyana Chronicle Defending champs Sunshine aiming to retain title By Frederick Halley TORONTO, Canada — After suffering a setback in the Caribbean Sensation 10/10 final last Saturday, defending champions Sunshine will be aiming to make amends when they clash with Better Hope in the Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL)-organised Norman Sue Bakery…

Cayman Islands

22 new recruits join the prison service

Source: Cayman Compass Curious tourists took photos and videos from their balconies at the Westin Grand Cayman resort as a cohort of 22 prison officer recruits stood at attention below. Link: 22 new recruits join the prison service

Cayman Islands

Partying down on Party Lane

Source: Cayman Compass Party Lane in Prospect is one of the more literal road names in the Cayman Islands, named after the many parties that were held there in past years. Link: Partying down on Party Lane

Cayman Islands

Cayman iguana meat to go on sale in US

Source: Cayman Compass The first green iguana meat export shipment left the Cayman Islands Tuesday, raising hopes that the private sector could play a role in tackling the growing problems posed by the invasive species. Link: Cayman iguana meat to go on sale in US

Cayman Islands

School surveys reveal highs and lows

Source: Cayman Compass A summary report on surveys taken during a series of school inspections in the past year shows how various primary schools stack up against one another in terms of parent, staff and student assessments. Link: School surveys reveal highs and lows

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