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March 29, 2017

Archives for December 2016

Happy New Year from TheBahamasWeekly.com

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Happy New Year from TheBahamasWeekly.com Wishing you all the best in 2017! Even though life presented us with various obstacles and hurdles in 2016, we can all be proud that we managed to overcome and cross the bridge to another new year. Like a wave that lifts us, and carries us

Carnival at Sugar Bay as new year beckons

Source: Nation Newspaper | Carnival at Sugar Bay as new year beckons IT WAS NOT carnival like how Barbadians know it, but those ringing in the new year at Sugar Bay Barbados, Hastings, Christ Church, had a grand time.  Guests seemed to be having fun among themselves,…

Police Charged Two with Murder

Source: Antigua Observer | Police Charged Two with Murder PRESS RELEASETwo men were charged with Murder in two separate murder investigations by the police on Saturday.55yrs-old Kensworth Browne of Tyrells was charged with the murder of his wife, Judith Browne of Tyrells. Browne was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday, after he allegedly battered

Happy New Year!

Source: The Voice | Happy New Year! To our readers and our consistent clients we say “Thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you”. The post Happy New Year! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Region Faced Economic Worries

Source: The Voice | Region Faced Economic Worries By Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, December 31 ( CMC) – Caribbean tourism remained on a high in 2016, but with threats such as Brexit and correspondent banking lurking dangerously close to its doorstep, the performance of the region’s economies remained at a worrying low. Politically, it was

Live Video: New Years Eve Party In St. George’s

Source: Bernews | Live Video: New Years Eve Party In St. George’s The Corporation of St. George’s is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration this evening [Dec 31], with MC for the night Nadanja, and entertainment due to be provided by Devli’s Isle Audio Band, led by Jesse Seymour, and Black Lion, along with food

Israel Seeks Better Ties With CARICOM

Source: The Voice | Israel Seeks Better Ties With CARICOM JERUSALEM, CMC – For many Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, the word Israel is akin to thinking of “God’s chosen people” who have been persecuted throughout the ages. The post Israel Seeks Better Ties With CARICOM appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St.

DeSilva & Pedro Awarded Police Medals

Source: Bernews | DeSilva & Pedro Awarded Police Medals Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal and Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro has received the Overseas Territories Police Medal, Government House confirmed this evening.“Government House has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the award of: The Queen’s Police Medal

Person of the Year 2016

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Person of the Year 2016 By Geno Lawrenzi Jr. The Observer has chosen Prime Minister Dr. The Hon. Timothy as our 2016 person of the year. He is being described as, a bold, visionary leader who has not lost the common touch.. The Federation’s Prime Minister and head

People’s Campaign Calls ‘Urgent Meeting’

Source: Bernews | People’s Campaign Calls ‘Urgent Meeting’ The People’s Campaign said they are “calling an urgent meeting for all concerned residents of Bermuda,” with the meeting to be held at St. Paul AME Centennial Hall at 12 noon on Tuesday January 3, 2017.The group said, “The People’s Campaign is calling an Urgent Meeting for

December 2016: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

Source: Bernews | December 2016: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day” Bernews features a “Photo of the Day” in our email newsletter, social media and app each morning, giving readers a taste of the island to start their day.Always popular, December’s top photos attracted tens of thousands of likes and shares on social media, and

Hamilton Praises Health Care providers

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Hamilton Praises Health Care providers By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Minister of Health the Hon. Eugene Hamilton has praised the commitment of healthcare providers in St. Kitts and Nevis throughout 2016. Mr. Hamilton spoke at a Christmas program held at the Pogson Medical Centre in Sandy Point where he noted the nurses were

Astaphan voices concerns about economic citizenship

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Astaphan voices concerns about economic citizenship By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-Former government minister turned political commentator Dwyer Astaphan raised concerns over the number of individuals who have been granted economic citizenship and are holding diplomatic passports of St. Kitts and Nevis and has called on the government to

Basseterre painted by Jouvert

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Basseterre painted by Jouvert By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-Basseterre was transformed into a kaleidoscope of colors as thousands flocked the streets on Monday Morning Dec. 26 for the annual Jouvert Jam that forms part of the Carnival celebrations. The pre-Jouvert parties started as early as midnight with some troupes

Just three wishes.

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Just three wishes. In the fable entitled Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, in return for freeing the Genie, Aladdin was granted three wishes which he used well.  Like Aladdin, we, at the Observer, will only ask for three, just three, of the many wishes we have for 2017.

A Brand New Year

Source: The Voice | A Brand New Year TICK, tock, tick, tock …the dawn of a new day signals the emergence of a new year. Many embrace it reverently recognizing it as a gift from The Omnipotent. As such, within the Island Neighbours church services are held in thanksgiving for yearly achievements and good health

Woman of the week – Cynthia Williams

Source: The Voice | Woman of the week – Cynthia Williams Seeing that this is our final paper for the year 2016, I figured I would end it with a bang and a twist. This is because, this week’s WOTW doesn’t even know she’s being featured. This year has had its high points and low

Awards for DeSilva and Pedro

Source: The Royal Gazette | Awards for DeSilva and Pedro Leading police officers Michael DeSilva and Nicholas Pedro have received awards for their service. Mr DeSilva, the Commissioner of Police, gets the Queens Police Medal for Distinguished Service, and Mr Pedro, the Chief Inspector, gets the award of the Overseas Territories Police Medal. In a

Unforgettable, Inspiring TC Brown

Source: The Voice | Unforgettable, Inspiring TC Brown SOME years ago, musician TC Brown struck a conscious nerve with many when he lamented in song that time soon becomes the fateful factor that makes us forget the contributions made by our forebears. In the song, “Where Are They Now?”, the singer forced us to appreciate

Fit4Life – The New Year Revolution

Source: The Voice | Fit4Life – The New Year Revolution Incorporating weight training into your regular exercise programme can help burn unwanted fat pounds for two reasons. One reason is the muscle fiber and the second reason is an increase in your metabolic rate. Weight training, or as some refer to as strength training, should

New Providence Events Calendar

Source: Bahamas Weekly | New Providence Events Calendar Find out what is happening in New Providence. TheBahamasWeekly.com is here to serve the community of The Bahamas. It is our aim to provide positive content. We intend to depict the better-side of life in The Bahamas, and share how Bahamians are indeed people helping people. We

Matthews Fail for Hurricanes

Source: The Voice | Matthews Fail for Hurricanes SYDNEY, Australia, Dec 29, CMC – A tidy all-round performance from Hayley Matthews failed to spark Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Sixers grabbed a seven-wicket victory over them in the Women’s Big Bash League on Thursday. The post Matthews Fail for Hurricanes appeared first on St. Lucia

Peoples Campaign meeting on Tuesday

Source: The Royal Gazette | Peoples Campaign meeting on Tuesday The Peoples Campaign has called a meeting to discuss issues including the work permit for the Reverend Nicholas Tweed. The gathering will take place at St Paul AME Centennial Hall on Tuesday at noon, with attendees urged to wear red. In a statement, the Peoples

Nahki Wells Scores Against Blackburn Rovers

Source: Bernews | Nahki Wells Scores Against Blackburn Rovers Bermuda’s Nahki Wells closed out this year in fine fashion, scoring against Blackburn Rovers today [Dec 31] as Huddersfield Town played to a 1-1 draw,The club’s match report said, “An added time free kick from Nahki Wells gave Town a share of the spoils against Blackburn Rovers

Weather Forecast For Sunday January 1

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Sunday January 1 Sunday, January 1 is expected to be overcast, with the high to be near 21°C/70°F and the low to be near 18°C/64°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 53%.Sunrise will be at 7.20am and sunset

Digicel Squash Championships Results: Day #2

Source: Bernews | Digicel Squash Championships Results: Day #2 Day Two of the Digicel Bermuda National Junior Squash Championships took place at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club with 8 Divisions.Abigail Brewer defeated Charlotte Toogood 13-11, 11-8, 10-12, 10-12, 11-9 in an Girls Under 17 Division match, Toogood then turned the tables on Tiye Williams

One detained following altercation

Source: Barbados Today | One detained following altercation Police have detained one person following an altercation in Bridgetown this afternoon. The incident, involving multiple young men, occurred on Tudor Street around 4:00 p.m. Law enforcement officers were summoned to the scene and took one of the young men into custody. It was not immediately clear

Big turnout expected for Old Year’s Night celebrations

Source: Barbados Today | Big turnout expected for Old Year’s Night celebrations Event promoters and hoteliers say they are expecting huge numbers for their Old Year’s Night celebrations. Ginelle Bell, senior sales executive at Sandals Barbados, told Barbados TODAY that the six-star hotel is expecting greater patronage than last year. “Last year we were just

Six murders overnight

Source: Nation Newspaper | Six murders overnight SIX MEN were murdered overnight, among the dead an 18-year-old. The victims include four men gunned down at Beverly Hills, Laventille. A seventh man is reported to be brain dead. Teenager Zion…

Cuba Receives 4 Million Tourists in 2016

Source: Havana Times | Cuba Receives 4 Million Tourists in 2016 Cuba registered four million foreign tourists arriving this year, a record number that exceeds by six percent the forecasts of 3.7 million visitors by 2016, according to the Ministry of Tourism.

ctors seek posthumous protections after big-screen resurrections

Source: Antigua Observer | ctors seek posthumous protections after big-screen resurrections Tuesday’s death of actor Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” set off waves of remembrance among fans – but also speculation over her character’s return in yet-to-be-filmed episodes. Filmmakers are tapping advances in digital technology to resurrect characters after a performer dies,

Teen dies in Cayo RTA

Source: The Reporter | Teen dies in Cayo RTA By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Two people, one of them a minor, are dead following a road traffic accident involving motorcycles on the George Price Highway last night. According to police, a 24-year-old Honduran construction worker crashed into 16-year-old Belizean, Devon Reyes, around 6:30 p.m., on

‘Super Saturday’ Event To Feature Gombey Art

Source: Bernews | ‘Super Saturday’ Event To Feature Gombey Art Masterworks Museum will be hosting their monthly Super Saturday on January 28th, 2017 from 10.00am – 2.00pm, where they will be offering free art activities all themed to “Dance to the beat – Bermuda Gombeys”“This event is for all ages. Face painting and a fun

The changing face of Christmas Fare

Source: Barbados Today | The changing face of Christmas Fare So another Christmas has gone by and as I said in a previous article, it was all about the preparation and lead-up, because the year has not totally gone as yet and we are already well into preparing for our next big event, New Year’s

UPDATE: American visitor dies after falling 20 feet

Source: Barbados Today | UPDATE: American visitor dies after falling 20 feet Police have released the name of the American visitor who died at Indian Pond, St Joseph last night. He is 26-year-old Alex Miano. Miano reportedly arrived here on Monday and was apparently working on a stage and lighting for Old Year’s Night celebration

UPDATE: Police release name of American visitor who died

Source: Nation Newspaper | UPDATE: Police release name of American visitor who died THE AMERICAN VISITOR who died last night after plunging 20 feet from scaffolding has been named. He is Alex Miano, 26, who was staying at Burke’s Beach Bar, Bay Street, St Michael. Miano arrived…

New Year must bring change

Source: Barbados Today | New Year must bring change From my family to yours, I hope you’ve had a very good and meaningful holiday season with your family and friends. Christmas is a special time for reconnecting before we reset for the start of a brand new year.  As I look back on 2016, what

Gabby on feet again after illness

Source: Nation Newspaper | Gabby on feet again after illness HE HAS ALREADY chosen one of the songs he wants sung at his funeral. The singers are to be Paula Hinds if it’s a female, and Adrian Clarke or Tony Grazette if it is a male. They are to render The Golden…

2016 ends with murder!

Source: The Reporter | 2016 ends with murder! By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter While many Belizeans were enjoying New Year’s Eve festivities, a Sandhill Resident lost his life to gun violence. Police say that shortly after 9 p.m., Dilon Grinage was socializing in Ladyville, when a lone gunman approached him. The gunman fired approximately six

Recognition for my Teachers

Source: Havana Times | Recognition for my Teachers One of my teachers, Estrellita, developed my love for painting, although outside of her Labor Education classes, I couldn’t give paint anything decent, but her encouraging comments made me interested in the world of Arts.

Battling against obesity

Source: Barbados Today | Battling against obesity Weight gain stemming from traditional overeating during the festive season, just adds to a chronic obesity problem facing Barbadians, who should heed the pleas of Dr Alafia Samuels for reduced fat in our foods and more active living. The extra pounds that Barbadians will be carrying into the

Most Liked Bernews Instagram Photos Of 2016

Source: Bernews | Most Liked Bernews Instagram Photos Of 2016 2016 was Flora Duffy’s year – not only on the international triathlon circuit, where she claimed multiple world titles — but also on our Instagram page, where images showcasing Ms Duffy’s accomplishments made up 30% of our top ten most liked photos for the entire

2016 – A year of highs and lows for the Caribbean

Source: Barbados Today | 2016 – A year of highs and lows for the Caribbean by Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean tourism remained on a high in 2016, but with threats such as Brexit and correspondent banking lurking dangerously close to its doorstep, the performance of the region’s economies remained at a worrying low.

Serena to play in New Zealand

Source: Nation Newspaper | Serena to play in New Zealand AUCKLAND – Newly-engaged Serena Williams touched down in Auckland on Friday and quickly made her way to the court to hit some balls ahead of the start of her 2017 season. The 22-times grand slam singles…

InternationalExpertsForumBahamas.com launched for 12+ Speaker event in Freeport

Source: Bahamas Weekly | InternationalExpertsForumBahamas.com launched for 12+ Speaker event in Freeport Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Mackey Media Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of the internationalexpertsforumbahamas.com registration and information website for residents interested in attending the one-day International Experts Forum scheduled to take place Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Grand Lucayan

Bajan artistes win big

Source: Barbados Today | Bajan artistes win big Hypasounds, King Bubba, De Red Boyz and Dwain Dwaintrobus Antrobus have ended 2016 in fine style. The four all copped top awards at the 2016 International Soca Awards held in Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday night. Hypasounds copped the award for Best Uptempo Song; King Bubba for

Venezuela’s Tooth Fairy (ratoncito Perez)

Source: Havana Times | Venezuela’s Tooth Fairy (ratoncito Perez) Ever since I arrived at the office where I met Rafael, I was warned that people here steal. However, I was very surprised that a place which was connected to such an important government figure would hire people who engaged in this illicit activity.

Roseann’s trade

Source: Barbados Today | Roseann’s trade Roseann Hunte is proud of her family history of selling produce as street vendors. So much so that she proclaims “this is in me,” referring to her upbringing by her Vincentian parents. When a Barbados TODAY team caught up with Hunte at the Jackson, St Michael roundabout this week,

Modern Advertising in Havana, Cuba

Source: Havana Times | Modern Advertising in Havana, Cuba Only a few hours are left until the New Year and in several points of the busy 23rd avenue in the capital, its inhabitants are taken aback by the light of the smart slates that promote products of the state and private market.

Eye Spy ~ If Wishes Were Horses (what pun?)

Source: The St. Lucia Star | Eye Spy ~ If Wishes Were Horses (what pun?) Dear Reader, please consider the following statement and the reaction, then decide for yourself whether or not we have finally reached the bottom of the proverbial cesspool or are on our way to the stars. The expressed concern came from

Undeniable boost to the island

Source: The Royal Gazette | Undeniable boost to the island The recently reported October 2016 decline in retail sales figures demonstrates the strength of the Louis Vuitton World series. Mike Winfield, the Americas Cup Bermuda chief executive officer, highlights that the figures showing a 4. 9 per cent decline from last October to this year,

April Ag Show makes welcome return

Source: The Royal Gazette | April Ag Show makes welcome return The Bermuda Agriculture Exhibition returns after a one-year hiatus and is welcomed back like a long-lost friend. Grounds at the Botanical Grounds are packed to capacity for the revived event, which includes traditional favourites such as farmyard animals, highly trained horses and dogs, botanical

March blocking the way

Source: The Royal Gazette | March blocking the way A protest on the House of Assembly grounds ends with Government pledging to introduce the proposed Pathways to Status legislation in stages rather than as an omnibus bill. Earlier in the month, smaller protests take place on East Broadway and on the House of Assembly grounds.

Slingsby breaks duck in record fashion

Source: The Royal Gazette | Slingsby breaks duck in record fashion For someone who doesnt like offshore racing very much, Tom Slingsby, the Oracle Team USA tactician and sailing team manager, has a strange way of showing it. For the past several Christmas breaks, Slingsby has raced in one of the offshore classics the Sydney

The business year in review

Source: The Royal Gazette | The business year in review Among the big business stories of 2016 were multibillion dollar insurance mergers, the long-awaited start of a major new hotel project, a gradually strengthening economy and the fallout from surprising votes on both sides of the Atlantic that will have implications for the island for

June a time of division and change

Source: The Royal Gazette | June a time of division and change Two referendums take place that impact Bermudas future, with residents only having a say in one of them. While the island is failing to answer the question of whether we should allow same-sex marriages and civil unions, Britain is voting to withdraw from

July a towering inferno

Source: The Royal Gazette | July a towering inferno This month will be long remembered for the devastating Front Street fire. Sweeping through a three-storey building in the heart of Hamilton, the fire ravaged a host of local businesses in the early hours of July 21. Fortunately no one was injured, however, the fire did

August a month of highs and lows

Source: The Royal Gazette | August a month of highs and lows News broke early on that mother-of-three Kiahna Trott-Edwards would face retrial for her murder conviction in the death of 16-year-old Shijuan Mungal. The 33-year-old was found guilty of striking the teenager on the head with a baseball bat following a confrontation outside her

September lack of trust in islands leaders

Source: The Royal Gazette | September lack of trust in islands leaders Two topics dominated the headlines in September politics and childrens issues. Early on in the month Family Centre issued a rallying call for the communitys help in tackling a disturbing rise in child neglect reports on the island. Referrals for child neglect rose

The right Duff 2016 was Floras year

Source: The Royal Gazette | The right Duff 2016 was Floras year It is unlikely there has been a Bermudian athlete to have experienced a year quite as glorious as Flora Duffys 2016. Certainly from a Bermudian sporting perspective, the past 12 months have well and truly belonged to Duffy who captured a trio of

December the season of…..

Source: The Royal Gazette | December the season of….. The month of peace and goodwill started off with precious little of it in evidence in Bermuda, with the island once again rocked by protests and violence. Police officers and protesters alike were injured at the beginning of the month when an unlawful barricading of Parliament

October a stormy month

Source: The Royal Gazette | October a stormy month After a three-week trial, Shantoine Prinston Burrows, 25, was found guilty of the murder of Rickai Swan at Southampton Rangers Sports Club. Earlier in the court proceedings prosecutors told a jury how Burrows, dressed in dark clothing and wearing a dark helmet, opened fire on Mr

November infighting and resignations rock PLP

Source: The Royal Gazette | November infighting and resignations rock PLP The islands political system was rocked early in November with several high-profile resignations within the Progressive Labour Party. Starting on November 5, Marc Bean, the PLP leader, declared his retirement from politics after what some would describe as a rocky tenure. The 42-year-old, who

Benjamins sure Cup is worthwhile

Source: The Royal Gazette | Benjamins sure Cup is worthwhile Hes got a head for figures and the sums stack up for Dane Benjamin, who is sure Bermuda is onto a good thing with the Americas Cup. Benjamin, who works in the finance department at West End Development Corporation, said I am just grateful that

Puffy rocks Ham Jam crowd

Source: Nation Newspaper | Puffy rocks Ham Jam crowd ISLAND ROOTS BROUGHT the ham while 2016 Redbull Thre3style champion DJ Puffy provided the jam for an exuberant crowd on Wednesday night at Copacabana. The Ham Jam Christmas Beach Party was Island Roots’…

A cross section of Brits honoured by Queen

Source: Nation Newspaper | A cross section of Brits honoured by Queen LONDON – Olympic athlete Mo Farah, tennis star Andy Murray, actor Mark Rylance, comedian Ken Dodd and Kinks musician Ray Davies have been knighted in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s Honours List. Spice…

More action, less talk!

Source: Barbados Today | More action, less talk! By the time you read this column, it will most likely be the last day of the year. For me, 2016 has been a great year and everywhere I go, I hear people declaring that 2017 will be an awesome year. I totally believe that as well.

IRAQ: 28 dead as twin bombs rip through market

Source: Barbados Today | IRAQ: 28 dead as twin bombs rip through market At least 28 people have died in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in a double bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS). The explosions happened one after another in the busy al-Sinak market. More than 50 people were injured. Police said a roadside

1980 Barbados team set record

Source: Barbados Today | 1980 Barbados team set record Discussing successful Barbados first-class teams and the record number of 22 titles in the past half-century of regional Competitions just cannot and will not go away overnight. Many of those who were fortunate to be at Kensington Oval on Wednesday, December 21 for the delightful function

Rousey gone in 48 seconds

Source: Nation Newspaper | Rousey gone in 48 seconds LAS VEGAS – Ronda Rousey’s effort to reclaim her UFC bantamweight title ended in spectacular failure as champion Amanda Nunes stopped her after just 48 seconds of the first round of their title fight at…

50 worries for 2017

Source: Barbados Today | 50 worries for 2017 Here are 50 things to worry about for the coming year. 1. Trump 2. More taxes 3. Fewer jobs 4. Tax relief for bribe-givers 5. Fifty years ago, we abolished pit toilets; now we have crap coming up through the manholes. Look for a crap tax coming

Greek ambassador killed by wife’s lover

Source: Nation Newspaper | Greek ambassador killed by wife’s lover RIO DE JANEIRO – A Rio de Janeiro policeman confessed to murdering Greece’s ambassador to Brazil in what investigators on Friday called a “cowardly act” carried out at the direction of the diploma’s Brazilian…

Crystal’s rollercoaster year

Source: Barbados Today | Crystal’s rollercoaster year 2016 has been a rollercoaster year for calypsonian Crystal Cummins-Beckles. She has experienced insurmountable highs, but she has also had to deal with some difficult lows that threatened to halt her participation in any Crop Over related activity. She placed fourth in the Pic-O-De-Crop competition; she had a

2016 – Prominent Bajan goodbyes

Source: Barbados Today | 2016 – Prominent Bajan goodbyes Barbados said goodbye to several prominent citizens during the course of 2016 with almost every sector receiving a visit from the so-called Grim Reaper. A leading educator, a cricket icon and broadcaster, a legal luminary and a top crime fighter were among those who passed from

Visitor dies after fall from scaffolding

Source: Nation Newspaper | Visitor dies after fall from scaffolding POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the death of a 26-year-old American man which occurred after 7 last night. According to the media release, the visitor was at Indian Pond, St Joseph working on a stage and…

Newsmaker of the year 2016 – Akanni McDowall

Source: Barbados Today | Newsmaker of the year 2016 – Akanni McDowall Unfit or not, suitably qualified or not to lead, trade unionist Akanni McDowall certainly held the Freundel Stuart administration by its cojones in 2016, as he courageously fought to restore confidence in a seemingly dying trade union movement. But even with its back

High hopes for business

Source: Nation Newspaper | High hopes for business MINISTER of Small Business Development Donville Inniss is optimistic there will be “better business” in 2017 for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. Sharing his outlook in an interview with…

American visitor dies after falling 20 feet

Source: Barbados Today | American visitor dies after falling 20 feet Police are investigating the unnatural death of a 26-year-old American visitor, which occurred around 7:20 last night at Indian Pond, St Joseph. The visitor, whose name has not been released, reportedly arrived here on Monday and was apparently working on a stage and lighting

WHAT’S NEW YEARS EVE IF NOT A TIME TO DREAM?

Source: The St. Lucia Star | WHAT’S NEW YEARS EVE IF NOT A TIME TO DREAM? We enjoy a different kind of New Year ball in Saint Lucia but the consequences are similar to those that accompany the lowering of the ball in New York and in celebrations elsewhere. dropcap]S[/dropcap]o it’s New Year’s Eve. Time to

Ring in 2017 with Ultimate Vision Box Party!

Source: The St. Lucia Star | Ring in 2017 with Ultimate Vision Box Party! Dr. Robyn Charlery White is encouraging the public to support this engaging and innovative initiative as a positive step into the New Year. If you’re looking for something to do that will really start your New Year on the right track,

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting December 31

Source: Bernews | Shipping Schedule: Week Starting December 31 The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday December 31st.On Monday the Sampogracht general cargo ship is expected, on Tuesday the Gaia Leader vehicles carrier will arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled to arrive.The

Haiti election results delayed again

Source: Nation Newspaper | Haiti election results delayed again PORT AU PRINCE – Electoral officials in Haiti have delayed the publication of the final, certified results of last month’s disputed presidential election Late Wednesday the authorities announced that…

A-M-U-S-I-N-G-S – Mandarin

Source: The St. Lucia Star | A-M-U-S-I-N-G-S – Mandarin A-M u s i n g sMusings are thoughts, the thoughtful kind. For the purpose of these articles, a-musings are thoughts that might amuse, entertain and even enlighten. Lately I have been turning my attention towards Mandarin, would you believe it, partly because I love a

Prescod out front in chess tourney

Source: Barbados Today | Prescod out front in chess tourney After four of the seven rounds in the Barbados Under 20 national chess championship, one player leads with a maximum of four points from as many games, the number one seed in the tournament, Bryan Prescod of the University of the West Indies. Prescod can

DSH: Only racetrack deal sealed!

Source: The St. Lucia Star | DSH: Only racetrack deal sealed! Prime Minister Allen Chastanet (front left), with DSH personnel to his left, at the signing of the framework in July. Maybe with Christmas in the air MPs on both sides of the aisle had decided at last Tuesday’s House session to keep their guns

Chef Donates $2516 From Annual Charity Event

Source: Bernews | Chef Donates 16 From Annual Charity Event The third annual Chiko’s Smokey Rub Christmas Charity event took place last Friday, with the event successfully feeding over 700 people while also raising $2,516 to assist a woman battling cancer.“It was a chilly but overall great evening,” Chef Chiko said. “There was great entertainment

20 Most Viewed Bernews Tweets Of The Year

Source: Bernews | 20 Most Viewed Bernews Tweets Of The Year Bernews shared a wide array of news, photos, videos and stories on Twitter this year, with the 20 most viewed tweets, as measured by impressions, for the year including tweets featuring students Dejanee Hill-Edwards, Imani Smith and Sinae Smith; Coach Andrew Bascome, a rainbow,

Putin praised by Trump for not retaliating

Source: Nation Newspaper | Putin praised by Trump for not retaliating PALM BEACH/MOSCOW – United States President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over spying and cyber attacks, in another…

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Dec 30 2016

Source: Bernews | Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Dec 30 2016 December 30 saw 3,000 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $13,200.00 BD.3,000 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing down 4.3% at $4.40 per share.The BSX finished at 1,923.79, down 0.21% on the day. There were 0 advances, 2 declines, and 60 remained unchanged.The

Corallo still awaits extradition to Italy

Source: The Daily Herald | Corallo still awaits extradition to Italy ~ Corallo known as King of Slots in Italy ~ PHILIPSBURG–With the news of the arrest of millionaire Francesco Corallo in St. Maarten on December 13 traveling, international media outlets have been investigating and revealing several facts about the casino boss and his associates.

849 new businesses registered, 111 sole proprietors close doors

Source: The Daily Herald | 849 new businesses registered, 111 sole proprietors close doors PHILIPSBURG–A total of 849 new businesses, 259 sole proprietorships and 461 limited liability companies were registered by St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce (COCI) and Industry in 2016. On the downside, 111 mostly sole proprietorships closed their doors.

Drug accused released on bail

Source: Barbados Today | Drug accused released on bail A 34-year-old landscaper, who is accused of four drug offences, was Friday released on bail. Antonio Tennerson Seale of St Stephen’s Landing Scheme, Black Rock, St Michael is charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation of cannabis. He was not required to enter

Lawyer says PM threatened Wehner

Source: Antigua Observer | Lawyer says PM threatened Wehner The attorney representing the United Progressive Party (UPP) caretaker for St George Constituency has interpreted Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s warning to George Wehner as “a threat that is understood”, though not explicit.Leon Chaku Symister accused Browne of having an “agenda of painting a picture of George

Saintfiet hopeful despite Nicaragua defeat

Source: Antigua Observer | Saintfiet hopeful despite Nicaragua defeat MANAGUA, Nicaragua (CMC) – Newly appointed Trinidad and Tobago head coach, Tom Saintfiet, says he is not daunted despite presiding over a defeat to Nicaragua in his first game in charge.T&T went down 2-1 to the hosts in an international friendly on Tuesday – their first

Goodbye 2016

Source: Antigua Observer | Goodbye 2016 An Op-Ed in the New York Times a few days ago was titled, 2016. Worst. Year. Ever? Despite the question mark, we were curious to find out why the writer would have wondered aloud, on paper, whether the year, just about to end, was worse than any other.As far

Serena engaged to Reddit co-founder

Source: Antigua Observer | Serena engaged to Reddit co-founder Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian.The tennis star made the announcement in the form of a poem.She said he took her to Rome, where they first met, to propose to her —

Samuel-Whitlock: 100K-visitor arrival comes a bit late

Source: Antigua Observer | Samuel-Whitlock: 100K-visitor arrival comes a bit late While tourism officials are celebrating Antigua’s 100,000th over-night visitor, former United States Director of Tourism Derede Samuel Whitlock said this milestone should have occurred sooner.Jean Larsen and her partner Denis Murphy, from the US, were hosted at the V C Bird International Airport yesterday

Walcott, Ahye land top awards

Source: Antigua Observer | Walcott, Ahye land top awards PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Olympic javelin star Keshorn Walcott and sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye have been voted Trinidad and Tobago’s top sports-persons of the year.The 23-year-old Walcott was rewarded for his bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, where he threw 83.45 metres to reach

Three men shot Thursday night

Source: Amandala News | Three men shot Thursday night BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 29, 2016–A man, his nephew and their male friend came under heavy gunfire tonight on Belize City’s southside. Information to Amandala is that Winston Bowen, a mechanic, his nephew, Quincy Smith; and their friend, Robert Garnett, […]

UDP’s Fonso charged for death of Gilbert “Thready” Myers

Source: Amandala News | UDP’s Fonso charged for death of Gilbert “Thready” Myers BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 29, 2016–Alfonso Noble, host of the Fus Thing Da Mawnin talk show on Wave Radio/TV and editor of the Guardian newspaper, propaganda organs of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP), spent Christmas Day and Boxing Day […]

Confusion over reopening of school

Source: Amandala News | Confusion over reopening of school BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 29, 2016–Many parents and teachers have been pressing to definitively find out when school will reopen, in the face of conflicting messages coming from two camps: the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) saying, on the one […]

Newlywed’s hopes dashed by fatal RTA

Source: Amandala News | Newlywed’s hopes dashed by fatal RTA BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 29, 2016–Tressa Ramclam-Alfaro, who just married Josue Alfaro, 38, on Christmas Eve, is overcome with grief after having lost her husband on her birthday. Tressa told Amandala that Josue, the father of her eight-month-old son, was […]

Team playing vs core principles

Source: Amandala News | Team playing vs core principles The War of 1812 was a military conflict that lasted from June 1812 to February 1815, fought between the United States and the United Kingdom, its North American colonies, and its Native American allies. Historians in the United States see […]

From the Publisher en Español

Source: Amandala News | From the Publisher en Español TRUMP PIDE MÁS ARMAS NUCLEARES (Extracto de un artículo de Tom Vanden Brook en USA TODAY del 23 al 26 de diciembre de 2016) WASHINGTON – El presidente electo, Donald Trump, criticó el jueves el estado del arsenal nuclear de […]

8 dead in 12 days as RTAs spike

Source: Amandala News | 8 dead in 12 days as RTAs spike BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 29, 2016–Whereas the increase in murders this year has been a grave concern, there is growing distress tonight—amid the festive season—over a spate of road traffic fatalities that have cut several young lives short. Over the […]

Jugador en equipo versus principios básicos

Source: Amandala News | Jugador en equipo versus principios básicos La guerra de 1812 fue un conflicto militar que duró desde junio de 1812 hasta febrero de 1815, peleada entre los Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido, sus colonias norteamericanas y sus aliados nativos americanos. Los historiadores de los Estados […]

Ready Call workers up in arms

Source: Amandala News | Ready Call workers up in arms BURRELL BOOM, Belize District, Thurs. Dec. 29, 2016–Employees at the Ready Call Center (RCC), who number roughly 300, are reportedly up in arms after they received a memo on Tuesday demanding that they work on every public and bank holiday […]

Beach Advisory for December 26-30

Source: St. John Source | Beach Advisory for December 26-30 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public

Lessons from Montserrat for Pic contest

Source: Nation Newspaper | Lessons from Montserrat for Pic contest NEW CALYPSO QUEEN of the region Chrystal Cummins Beckles-Holder has called for changes to Barbados’ national competition to make the judging process more transparent. Beckles-Holder, known by the stage…

Make disaster control a priority

Source: Nation Newspaper | Make disaster control a priority ONLY ONE of the nine countries that had agreed to implement the 2010 Model Comprehensive Disaster Legislation had done so. Jamaica, the only country to enact the new legislation, is followed by British…

Minister recalls community giants at Eight Mile Rock administrative complex ground-breaking

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Minister recalls community giants at Eight Mile Rock administrative complex ground-breaking EIGHT MILE ROCK, The Bahamas – During Ground-Breaking Ceremonies for a new Administrative Complex in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, Minister of Tourism and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe said he was

New year, new outlook

Source: Barbados Today | New year, new outlook The completion of Wildey, Astro Turf is always at the top of Barbados Football Association’s (BFA) agenda but President Randy Harris and his board have other plans for the development of football come 2017. It is no secret the association will have a new technical director and

SYRIA – Ceasefire holding

Source: Barbados Today | SYRIA – Ceasefire holding BEIRUT — A nationwide Syrian ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey that went into effect at midnight held Friday despite minor violations, marking a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has disregarded high-level peace initiatives for over five years. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported

TRINIDAD – Help for family

Source: Barbados Today | TRINIDAD – Help for family PORT OF SPAIN –– Housing Minister Randall Mitchell has responded to an appeal for guidance by the poverty-stricken family presented with a Christmas gift of a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) housing unit in Freeport on Christmas Eve. Vendors Neesha Wattley, 26, her husband, Chris Rambhal, 28, and

Special Senate Committee preparing for first meeting of 2017

Source: The Reporter | Special Senate Committee preparing for first meeting of 2017 By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Senate Special Select Committee, formed to investigate incidents of wrong doing cited in the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report of the Immigration and Nationality Department, has set the date for its next meeting. According to an

Prime Minister gives New Year’s message

Source: The Reporter | Prime Minister gives New Year’s message By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, issued his New Year’s message to Belizeans this week, highlighting the challenges and successes of 2016, along with a glimpse of what Belizeans can expect in 2017. In his message, Barrow highlighted the declines in the

Frank Young Charged in Murder of David Andrews

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Frank Young Charged in Murder of David Andrews Frank Young Eastern Division South police have arrested and charged twenty-year-old Frank Young for the murder of nineteen-year-old David Andrews. Andrews was shot dead on Raccoon Street a week ago tonight, after receiving a phone call and going to meet a friend

Coast Guard Crashed Vehicle Near Store

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Coast Guard Crashed Vehicle Near Store Traffic accidents have not been limited to the highways and by-ways. On Wednesday night in Belize City, a driver said to be an officer of the Belize Coast Guard lost control of his Jeep four-door SUV while taking a curve and wound up crashing

San Pedro Man Charged for Drug Trafficking

Source: Channel 5 Belize | San Pedro Man Charged for Drug Trafficking Moises Roberto Soriano Fifty-five-year-old Moises Roberto Soriano of Pescador Drive, San Pedro Town, is out on bail after being caught in possession of cocaine on the island. Soriano pleaded not guilty before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer and was released on bail of three

Retiree’s Friend Set Him Up to be Robbed

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Retiree’s Friend Set Him Up to be Robbed Omar Delgado An ex-pat in San Pedro Town has been robbed by a pair of men whom he thought were his friends.  Sixty-five-year-old Gary Hamilton, a retiree of Sea Grape Drive, told police that on Wednesday night he was socializing with Omar

Jorge Montero Jailed for Stefanie Lupp Burglary

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Jorge Montero Jailed for Stefanie Lupp Burglary Jorge Montero Forty-eight-year-old Jorge Montero, a former employee of Priority Security, appeared unrepresented this morning in the courtroom of Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer to answer to a single charge of burglary.  It is alleged that on December twenty-sixth, the Lord’s Bank resident entered

P.M. Focuses on Economic Recovery for New Year

Source: Channel 5 Belize | P.M. Focuses on Economic Recovery for New Year The Prime Minister’s annual New Year’s message is being aired elsewhere in this newscast. PM Barrow highlights the achievements of his government throughout the course of the calendar year and also sheds light on various socioeconomic challenges.  While 2016 has had its

Social Reform and National Security Also Highlighted

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Social Reform and National Security Also Highlighted Dean Barrow The highlights of the message also include a recap of several achievements by way of social reform, particularly the appointment of the Integrity Commission, the signing of the United Nations Anti-Corruption Convention and a date being set for the Thirteenth Senator

Visiting High School & Collegiate Swimmers

Source: Bernews | Visiting High School & Collegiate Swimmers The National Sports Centre [NSC] is preparing for a winter training camp of 100 visiting swimmers, representing the largest contingent at the pool to utilise the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] sports tourism partnership.About 70 swimmers from Indiana University and 30 from Germantown Academy will train simultaneously

Caribbean Newsline (December 30)

Source: Carib Vision | Caribbean Newsline (December 30) Topping the headlines: Release of official elections results in Haiti postponed Energy sector in crisis in T&T, says official LIALPA wants action against disruptive passenger and in Sports: Dwayne Bravo injured and out of Big Bash Watch the full update here. Source

CIG on the ‘right track’, says premier

Source: Cayman News Service | CIG on the ‘right track’, says premier (CNS): The government is on the “right track” Premier Alden McLaughlin said in his New Year message, adding that as 2016 came to an end there was hope for the future as he recapped what he said were the achievements of government this

Wade-Miller leads parade in New Year Honours

Source: The Royal Gazette | Wade-Miller leads parade in New Year Honours Retired Puisne Judge Norma Wade-Miller has topped the list of 11 Bermudians to be recognised in the New Years Honours List. Mrs Justice Wade-Miller was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her decades of service to the

Weekend Buzz December 30, 2016

Source: Nation Newspaper | Weekend Buzz December 30, 2016 In the Weekend Buzz: See just what patrons enjoyed at Seventh Heaven and the Ham and Jam Christmas Party. Listen as Alison Hinds slowed things down for a special Christmas performance. Find…

BSX closes the year 47 up

Source: The Royal Gazette | BSX closes the year 47 up The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed the trading year with a gain of 47. 5 per cent. The index fell 4 points yesterday to end 2016 on 1,923. 79 up an impressive 619. 73 points over the past 12 months. The only domestic-board stock to

375 road fatalities in Jamaica for year so far

Source: Nation Newspaper | 375 road fatalities in Jamaica for year so far ROAD FATALITIES, as of yesterday, stood at 375 — seven fewer than the previous year. However, Kenute Hare, director for the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, said there’s nothing…

Man seriously injured in collision

Source: The Royal Gazette | Man seriously injured in collision A Hamilton Parish man has reportedly suffered serious injuries in a collision in Smiths this afternoon. According to a police spokesman, emergency services were dispatched to the scene of a crash near the junction of Store Hill and North Shore Road at about 3. 45pm.

2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List Revealed

Source: Bernews | 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List Revealed Her Majesty the Queen has recognized a number of Bermudians in her annual New Year’s Honours List, with Norma Wade-Miller, Bishop Ewen Ratteray, Debbie Ray-Rivers, Jon Brunson, Sandra Butterfield, Patrina O’Connor , Larry Ebbin, Judie Clee, Roger Sherratt, Randolph Mordecai Ratteray, and Rodney Smith Jr.

Acting Minister: ‘One Set Of Rules For Everyone’

Source: Bernews | Acting Minister: ‘One Set Of Rules For Everyone’ The decision on Rev. Tweed’s work permit “is the right one for Bermuda” as it is “anchored to a principle that all Bermudians can support and uphold, and that is one set of rules for everyone,” Acting Minister of Immigration Cole Simons said.Minister Simons

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 30

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 30 With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and

Weather Forecast For Saturday December 31

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Saturday December 31 Saturday, December 31 is expected to be partly cloudy, with the high to be near 17°C/63°F and the low to be near 15°C/58°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be NW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 53%.Sunrise will be at 7.20am and

18-Year-Old Man Injured In Two Vehicle Collision

Source: Bernews | 18-Year-Old Man Injured In Two Vehicle Collision [Updated] An 18-year-old man was injured in a collision involving a car and a motorcycle on North Shore Road in Smith’s this afternoon.A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:45pm today, Friday December 30th, police and first responders were dispatched to a reported serious two vehicle collision

FNM Chairman: Government Voter Disenfranchisement

Source: Bahamas Weekly | FNM Chairman: Government Voter Disenfranchisement Nassau, Bahamas – Sidney Collie, Chairman of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement on voters being turned away from registering to vote: “Today’s revelation that Bahamians are being turned away and disenfranchised from registering to vote is disgraceful. The fact that women are

Butler plans return to the House

Source: The Royal Gazette | Butler plans return to the House Former Progressive Labour Party MP Dale Butler has applied to run for Parliament. Mr Butler cited the use of pepper spray against citizens during the December 2 protests as a reason to return to politics, as well as the decision by the Bermuda Government

Traffic Advisory For NYE Celebration In Hamilton

Source: Bernews | Traffic Advisory For NYE Celebration In Hamilton The City of Hamilton in conjunction with the Minister of Works said they wish to advise motorists, residents and businesses that the following restrictions and closures will be in effect due to the New Year’s Eve celebrations:No Parking6:00am on 31st December 2016 to 6:00am 1st

The Bahamas Road to Majority Rule and Independence

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The Bahamas Road to Majority Rule and Independence As a former colony of Great Britain, The Bahamas’ attainment of independence on July 10, 1973, was relatively late when compared to some of its sister islands in the Caribbean that were also British colonies. Jamaica, for example, after a failed attempt to

European cities ramp up security for New Year after Berlin attack

Source: Nation Newspaper | European cities ramp up security for New Year after Berlin attack BERLIN/PARIS – European capitals tightened security on Friday ahead of New Year’s celebrations, erecting concrete barriers in city centres and boosting police numbers after the Islamic State attack in…

Flying Fish New Year's Eve: Celebrating 5 Years

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Flying Fish New Year’s Eve: Celebrating 5 Years Happy New Year! Come celebrate with us… This New Year’s Eve, Flying Fish will be offering a very special 5-course tasting menu celebrating 5 years of favourite dishes! Reservations between 5 and 11pm on Saturday, December 31st are now being accepted.  $150 per

Dutton Avenue Closure Due To NYE Fireworks

Source: Bernews | Dutton Avenue Closure Due To NYE Fireworks The Ministry of Public Works is informing motorists that due to the New Year’s Eve fireworks festivities, Dutton Avenue in Pembroke Parish will be closed from the junction of Marsh Folly [Palmetto Road] to the junction of North Street [Parsons Road].“The road closure will start

Road closure ahead of fireworks

Source: The Royal Gazette | Road closure ahead of fireworks Dutton Avenue in Pembroke will be closed between Marsh Folly and North Street due to fireworks festivities on New Years Eve. The road closure will start at 4pm tomorrow and remain in place until the fireworks have concluded, the Ministry of Public Works advised today.

NEW: 85 Cubans held in Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass | NEW: 85 Cubans held in Cayman Eighty-five Cubans are currently being held in detention in the Cayman Islands, including 34 who landed in Cayman Brac over the Christmas holiday weekend.

Church attacks work permit refusal

Source: The Royal Gazette | Church attacks work permit refusal The officers of St Pauls African Methodist Episcopal Church have said they are profoundly disheartened by the refusal of a work permit for its pastor, the Reverend Nicholas Tweed. A statement released to the media this afternoon outlined Mr Tweeds achievements and described the decision

Butterfield quashes rumours of hacked ATMs

Source: The Royal Gazette | Butterfield quashes rumours of hacked ATMs Butterfield Bank today quashed social media rumours its ATM network had been hacked. A spokesman for the banks said We can assure our customers that this statement is false and that it is safe to conduct banking transactions using Butterfield ATMs. He added We

Unemployment rate down for July to September 2016

Source: Nation Newspaper | Unemployment rate down for July to September 2016 THE RATE OF unemployment for the third quarter (July to September) of 2016 stood at 10.2 per cent, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from the rate of 11.3 per cent recorded for the same period in 2015….

Video: BIU President On Rev Tweed’s Permit

Source: Bernews | Video: BIU President On Rev Tweed’s Permit [Updated] The Special General Council meeting is underway at the BIU this afternoon [Dec 30], as members gather to discuss the decision to refuse Rev. Nicholas Tweed’s work permit.Yesterday Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin confirmed that Rev Tweed will not be receiving a new work

Sidney Collie: PLP Hiding from their Horrible 2016

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie: PLP Hiding from their Horrible 2016 Nassau, Bahamas – Sidney Collie, Chairman of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement: “How does one know that the embattled Prime Minister and his PLP Government are ending 2016 in a downward spiral? They send out their ‘Delusional’ Chairman, Bradley

Premier’s 2017 New Year’s message

Source: Cayman Compass | Premier’s 2017 New Year’s message As we clear away the torn wrapping paper, take down the decorations and swear to go on a diet after the indulgences of the Christmas season, the start of the New Year provides an opportunity for reflection.

St Paul Church “Disheartened” By Permit Refusal

Source: Bernews | St Paul Church “Disheartened” By Permit Refusal The Officers and members of St Paul AME Church said they are “profoundly disheartened by the Bermuda Government’s decision to deny our Pastor, the Reverend Nicholas Genevieve Tweed’s work permit renewal” and they “feel utterly betrayed by the Government.”“In 2012, Pastor Nicholas Genevieve Tweed was

Prominent Lawyer Sides With PM Browne

Source: Antigua Observer | Prominent Lawyer Sides With PM Browne A prominent lawyer has come out on the side of the Prime Minister Gaston Browne, after Browne denied having any discussion with Odebrecht about its illicit activity in Antigua.The allegation against the Prime Minister surfaced in sworn testimony given in Brazil by Luiz Augusto Franca,Franca

Progress reported in making TN Tatem safe

Source: The Royal Gazette | Progress reported in making TN Tatem safe TN Tatem students will continue studies at Clearwater Middle School after the holidays, with a return to their Warwick premises considered imminent. Students were forced to travel virtually the length of the island to St Davids after mould conditions and other deficiencies at

Union on Tweed decision This is personal

Source: The Royal Gazette | Union on Tweed decision This is personal Bermuda Industrial Union president Chris Furbert has issued a broadside against the non-renewal of a work permit for the Reverend Nicholas Tweed which will go for discussion before the membership on Tuesday at 9am. The union leader took specific aim at Patricia Gordon-Pamplin,

Third World, Chrisette Michele for Naniki

Source: Nation Newspaper | Third World, Chrisette Michele for Naniki GRAMMY AWARD WINNER Chrisette Michele and reggae icons Third World will hit the stage in Barbados in the new year for the Naniki Music Festival, which takes place January 11 to 15, 2017. The festival,…

CANANEWS SCHEDULE AT 1200 ECT

Source: Cana News | CANANEWS SCHEDULE AT 1200 ECT BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The following is the C… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login

IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Woman still ‘kicking up dust’

Source: Nation Newspaper | IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Woman still ‘kicking up dust’ SEVENTY-FOUR-year-old Ervina Gaskin is still agitating for relief from dust and what she believes to be noxious fumes emanating from the Block and Tile Products Company next door to her home at Chapel…

Central Bank: “Monetary union Curaçao and Sint Maarten

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Central Bank: “Monetary union Curaçao and Sint Maarten WILLEMSTAD – Balance of payments developments. According to estimates of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the deficit on the current account of the balance of payments widened in 2016 compared to 2015 as a result of a drop in net exports

Suspect dealers charged with money laundering

Source: Cayman News Service | Suspect dealers charged with money laundering (CNS): A couple arrested on suspicion of drug dealing, Tuesday, after they were stopped in a car on the Easterly Tibbetts Highway have been charged with several offences including money laundering. The 35-year-old man from West Bay was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession,

Havana’s Alameda de Paula Promenade

Source: Havana Times | Havana’s Alameda de Paula Promenade La Alameda de Paula is a promenade in Havana some 400 meters long running parallel to the Port Avenue. It’s found very close to our national hero Jose Marti’s birthplace, and where the famous Yarini defeated the French Letop in a war of pimps in the

What constitutes a nuisance

Source: Barbados Today | What constitutes a nuisance You can imagine the amount of burning that took place around Barbados just before the holidays. You would also think that with another Christmas gone, they would have stopped by now. I have no idea what some people can continually find to set fire to in this

Record gold production for Guyana in 2016

Source: Antigua Observer | Record gold production for Guyana in 2016 GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec 30, CMC – Guyana has produced a record 690,000 ounces of gold this year and is looking to surpass that figure next year, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman has said.“As announced in the National Assembly recently, we surpassed that target.

Transforming our ‘plantation economy’

Source: Barbados Today | Transforming our ‘plantation economy’ I was doing some research which engrossed me in Lloyd Best’s theory of plantation economy. Best and several Caribbean academics partly used the new structure of the University of the West Indies (Mona) to create the New World Group in 1962.  The group produced several publications about

Government moving on pranksters

Source: Antigua Observer | Government moving on pranksters KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 30, CMC – The Jamaica government says it will use technology to track and punish people who continue to make prank calls to the 119 police emergency number.National Security Minister, Robert Montague, said he was awaiting delivery of the “the bits of equipment and

Movie-mad Indians challenged to rewrite sexist Bollywood songs

Source: Antigua Observer | Movie-mad Indians challenged to rewrite sexist Bollywood songs MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A women’s rights organization is asking movie-mad Indians to rewrite sexist Bollywood songs, the latest attempt in drawing attention to gender stereotyping and misogyny portrayed by the country’s influential film industry.Akshara Centre’s ‘Gaana (Song) Rewrite’ competition, launched earlier

Head on collision lands five in hospital

Source: Cayman News Service | Head on collision lands five in hospital (CNS): Five people were taken to hospital on Wednesday after a head-on collision on Shamrock Road at around 4:20pm in the afternoon. A Silver Kia Sportage and a Ford Explorer crashed near Midsummer Drive.  Five people were in the Kia Sportage and one

Britain, edging towards Trump, scolds Kerry over Israel

Source: Antigua Observer | Britain, edging towards Trump, scolds Kerry over Israel Britain scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history, a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump.After U.S. President Barack Obama enraged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

Video: Bermuda Featured On The Today Show

Source: Bernews | Video: Bermuda Featured On The Today Show Bermuda was recently featured on the Today Show as one of the top travel trends for 2017, with Travel + Leisure’s Jacqueline Gifford highlighting not only the island’s proximity to the American eastern seaboard, but also the upcoming America’s Cup.Ms Gifford said, “Bermuda: it’s so

Call centre job-ad proves to be a scam

Source: Cayman News Service | Call centre job-ad proves to be a scam (CNS): An advertisement posted on Facebook looking for people to work at a call centre in the Cayman Islands has proved to be a con the police have said. They have also warned the public about a second scam being perpetrated on

NIS honours long-serving staff

Source: Barbados Today | NIS honours long-serving staff Being a public servant for almost half a century, and involved with labour relations for 44 of those years, retiring Chief Labour Officer, Vincent Burnett, was described as a ‘conciliator of note’, when he was honoured earlier this week by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Burnett’s name

10-MINUTE MANAGER: Carlene Holford

Source: Nation Newspaper | 10-MINUTE MANAGER: Carlene Holford Carlene Holford is managing director of ARCA Creative Concepts.   Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? I have always wanted to be self-employed. I have been back and forth between being…

Report Of Missing Snorkler Leads To Search

Source: Bernews | Report Of Missing Snorkler Leads To Search A report of a missing snorkler earlier this week led to a search by Marine Police before a police land unit located the missing person.A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Tuesday, December 27 at 2.18pm, a 911 call was received reporting that a

Elderly man mugged for cash bag

Source: Cayman News Service | Elderly man mugged for cash bag (CNS): A robber made off with the takings from a local business owner in a daylight mugging at Grand Harbour, Wednesday. The robbery happened at around 11am on 28 December when the elderly man was walking along the west side of the shopping centre

Hiking Saba’s nature trails

Source: Saba News | Hiking Saba’s nature trails Interactive map to Saba’s hiking trails Saba’s hiking Trails offer a nice view of Saba’s flora and unique beauty. Some pass old ruins, some delve into caves, some go around the uninhabited side of the island, some go through the rain forest, and all offer something different.

Venezuela’s Interference in Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times | Venezuela’s Interference in Nicaragua Contrasting with the surprise vote in the United States, in November, other presidential elections were held in the region which did have a predictable outcome. With over 72% of votes, Daniel Ortega was reelected as President of Nicaragua for his third consecutive term.

Mount Scenery and its cloud forest

Source: Saba News | Mount Scenery and its cloud forest A 45 min. guided hike to the top of Mt. Scenery A 45 min. guided hike to the top of Mt. Scenery, a pristine cloud forest on the exotic Leeward Island of Saba. Follow biologist Tom van ‘t Hof and trail manager James Johnson to

Bim at 50: Celebration amid controversy

Source: Barbados Today | Bim at 50: Celebration amid controversy A 50th anniversary is a grand occasion indeed and, this year, celebrations of Barbados’ fifth decade of Independence from Britain began in January and continued throughout the year. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart officially launched the commemoration on January 6 with much fanfare at a special

Saba Bank

Source: Saba News | Saba Bank Saba Bank The Saba Bank is a National Park, situated only 5 kilometres (3 miles) off the coast of Saba. It is a large offshore submerged atoll, the third largest of its kind in the world, and it is spectacularly rich in biodiversity. The total area of the actual Bank

Morton tells players to stick to game plan

Source: The Royal Gazette | Morton tells players to stick to game plan Scott Morton is again on the verge of winning his first trophy as PHC Zebras coach but he knows from the recent loss to Devonshire Cougars in the Dudley Eve final that nothing is guaranteed. Morton succeeded Mark Wade, who has since

Unfit to be a government minister

Source: The Royal Gazette | Unfit to be a government minister Dear Sir,The new British governor is barely in the island five minutes and ignores 120 churches by making a misstep on the issue of gun violence. What a slap in the face. Today home affairs minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin rejected the Reverend Nicholas Tweeds work

Bacardis battle to feature on 60 Minutes

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bacardis battle to feature on 60 Minutes A decades-long rum war between the Communist Cuban government and Bermudian-based drinks giant Bacardi is to feature on a top US TV news show. CBS current affairs flagship ltigt60 Minutesltigt will on Sunday examine the fight for control of the Havana Club brand

Waldron shows form in Boxing Day Stakes

Source: The Royal Gazette | Waldron shows form in Boxing Day Stakes Cherokees Ironman and Simsfield Hardtimes grabbed a share of the fastest time posted during the Boxing Day Stakes races at the Bermuda Equestrian Centre. Both ponies crossed the line in 104 flat in the Aged Stakes races to place themselves thick in the

Simmons shares plan to aid working poor

Source: The Royal Gazette | Simmons shares plan to aid working poor Radical reform to payroll tax could address Bermudas growing inequality problems, according to economist Craig Simmons. The islands working poor already blighted by stagnating pay packets and declining income also have to pay a larger percentage of their income in tax than rich

Ice rink extends opening

Source: The Royal Gazette | Ice rink extends opening From young children to skaters as old as 70 St Georges Skates has been the place to go this holiday season. Declaring the venture a roaring success, its owners yesterday announced they will keep the venue open for an extra two weeks in January, as well

Slingsby on a high after win in Australia

Source: The Royal Gazette | Slingsby on a high after win in Australia Tom Slingsby, the Oracle Team USA tactician and sailing team manager, covered himself in glory in Australia over the festive period. The Olympic gold medal-winner was among the crew of Perpetual Loyal that claimed line honours in the Sydney to Hobart Race

Daniels saves blushes for Town

Source: The Royal Gazette | Daniels saves blushes for Town Dandy Town goalkeeper Ajai Daniels made amends in the penalty shoot-out after a bizarre late error gifted BAA an equaliser in the PDL semi-finals last night as his team joined North Village in Mondays final. Town were leading 2-1 with only four minutes to go

Year of handsome returns on the BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette | Year of handsome returns on the BSX Investors in many Bermuda Stock Exchange-listed stocks saw their wealth grow in 2016 as The Royal GazetteBSX Index soared to gains of almost 50 per cent. Much of the spike came in the latter stages of the year and was driven by the

Dolls keep Gombey tradition alive

Source: The Royal Gazette | Dolls keep Gombey tradition alive Gombey dancing is in Teresa Warners blood. She is descended from founders of both Warners and Places Gombey troupes. When she started dancing with Warners at the age of 6, it came naturally. However, her father, Gregory Place, a former captain of Places Gombeys, disapproved.

THE HOYOS FILE: Unforced errors lead to sewage mess

Source: Nation Newspaper | THE HOYOS FILE: Unforced errors lead to sewage mess “This was a massive wake-up call for us.” That was what one official in the Barbados Government said. But there was no Government minister at what seemed to be a hastily called editors’ briefing on…

Digicel customers to pay more

Source: Barbados Today | Digicel customers to pay more The Irish telecommunications company Digicel has announced a hike in its mobile and data rates for customers in Barbados. In a statement released on its website, the company also said it would no longer to be absorbing the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT), which was

The Nutcracker Production To Show This Evening

Source: Bernews | The Nutcracker Production To Show This Evening BUEI Films and the Royal Opera House will be hosting a production of “The Nutcracker” today [Dec 30] at 5.00pm, with a running time of 135 minutes.The event poster says, “In Peter Wright’s classic production for The Royal Ballet, the stage sparkles with theatrical magic

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