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May 23, 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

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

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

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,…

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

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.

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

Names known of parliamentarians

Source: The Daily Herald | Names known of parliamentarians WILLEMSTAD–After days of discussion, all the names of the intended new Members of Parliament (MPs) in Curaçao are known, confirmed Chairman of the Supreme Electoral Council Raymond Römer.

Lack of money stalls Ackeel

Source: Nation Newspaper | Lack of money stalls Ackeel A YOUNG, promising footballer has had his dream of playing semi-professional football in England come to a grinding halt. Due to financial constraints, 17-year-old Ackeel Applewhaite was forced to…

Port Royal & BF&M Introduce “Golf4Life” Series

Source: Bernews | Port Royal & BF&M Introduce “Golf4Life” Series Port Royal Golf Course and BF&M are introducing a series of “Golf4Life” Golf Tournaments and free clinics on Sunday, January 15, with a 1.00pm shotgun start.Entry to the event costs $75 per person, which includes fees, cart, meal, and prizes.A spokesperson said, “Attention for new

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Dec 29 2016

Source: Bernews | Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Dec 29 2016 December 29 saw 11,300 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $52,750.00 BD.11,300 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing down 3.2% at $4.60 per share.The BSX finished at 1,927.79, down 0.16% on the day. There were 0 advances, 1 decline,

Marina House has ‘successful’ first year

Source: Barbados Today | Marina House has ‘successful’ first year One year after opening its doors as a residential addiction treatment facility for women, Marina House is reporting a successful year. Director of Human Resources, Communication & Client Development Marietta Carrington told Barbados TODAY the centre had successfully treated 19 people in its first year.

Missing man’s wife wants him home

Source: Nation Newspaper | Missing man’s wife wants him home MAYBE IT IS THE pressure and stress. That is what Angela Darlington is hoping led to her husband William Darlington leaving home three days ago and not returning as yet. “I do not know where he could…

King Cries Out

Source: Nation Newspaper | King Cries Out A NEW YEAR is beckoning, but Barbados’ king of draughts claims he is being pushed around like a common man. Ronald “Suki” King no longer feels like a national sporting icon, but a pawn after he had…

Gran hopeful killer will be brought to justice

Source: Nation Newspaper | Gran hopeful killer will be brought to justice THE GRANDMOTHER of Jermaine Ricardo Clarke believes that the mystery surrounding her grandson’s death will be solved. Clarine Clarke, of Merricks, St Philip, had her Christmas celebrations dampened…

Bajan nominees for Soca Awards

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bajan nominees for Soca Awards A BAJAN INVASION could quite possibly set the tone for tonight’s 13th edition of the International Soca Awards in Trinidad. That’s because several Barbadian artistes have been nominated across various…

Yes to Cup pick

Source: Nation Newspaper | Yes to Cup pick MATTHEW FOSTER-ESTWICK’s possible selection has been endorsed by a Davis Cup captain. Junior Davis Cup captain Paul Stewart believes Foster-Estwick has done enough to deserve a place on the senior…

Not good!

Source: Barbados Today | Not good! Economist Ryan Straughn is warning that the recent upgrade by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) of Sagicor Finance (2015) Ltd by two notches could spell more bad news for Barbados. Last Friday’s upgrade of Sagicor’s US$320 million seven-year senior unsecured notes to “BB-” from “B” came on the heels of

Bravo, Renegades fail

Source: Barbados Today | Bravo, Renegades fail What a game! Agar belts match-winning six off the last ball as Renegades are made to sweat over Bravo’s diagnosis. Needing nine runs for victory off the final over from Renegades captain Aaron Finch, the Scorchers lost wickets in consecutive balls before left-hander Ashton Agar became the hero

MTW to the rescue

Source: Barbados Today | MTW to the rescue It’s been a major talking point in recent weeks –– the poor state of this country’s roads. And in keeping with the Ministry of Transport & Works’ (MTW) promise to repair the broken roads, a Barbados TODAY team was just in time today to see this MTW crew

Newlywed Josue Alfaro Crushed by Bus on Wife’s Birthday

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Newlywed Josue Alfaro Crushed by Bus on Wife’s Birthday Josue Alfaro The spate of traffic fatalities continues across the country, the most recent collision claiming the life of a newly-wed on Wednesday night.  The Sandhill Villager was driving his pickup truck along the Phillip Goldson Highway when he overtook another

Double tragedy

Source: Barbados Today | Double tragedy A Silver Hill Drive, Christ Church family is having a hard time coping with a double tragedy with the deaths of two of its members in a 24-hour period. Five hours after learning that his 58-year-old uncle Julius Joseph was discovered dead in his Vine Street, The City home,

Take a bow, Sue Springer

Source: Barbados Today | Take a bow, Sue Springer The end of 2016 signals the end of an era that threatens to pass by quietly, despite the fact that it is no secret. After 15 years as chief executive officer of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA), Sue Springer has quit and is expected

NORTH KOREA – Claims that Kim Jong Un executed 340

Source: Barbados Today | NORTH KOREA – Claims that Kim Jong Un executed 340 PYONGYANG –– A new report claims North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has ordered 340 people to be executed since he came to power in 2011. The Institute for National Security Strategy, a South Korean think tank, released “The misgoverning of Kim

Gaston Browne Implicated In Bribery Scandal In Brazil Court Documents

Source: Antigua Chronicle | Gaston Browne Implicated In Bribery Scandal In Brazil Court Documents PRESS RELEASE: Against the backdrop of disciplinary actions taken against two Antiguan diplomats, Prime Minister Browne has been implicated in Brazilian court documents on the rapidly unraveling Odebrecht scandal. Odebrecht executive Luiz Eduardo Soares testified in the 13th Federal Criminal Court in Curitiba, Brazil that

Ceasefire in Syria to start at midnight

Source: Barbados Today | Ceasefire in Syria to start at midnight MOSCOW/ANKARA –– Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government starting at midnight on Thursday. The parties were also prepared to start peace talks, Putin said, after Moscow, Iran and Turkey expressed readiness to broker a deal

Teachers Expected to be Back in Classes Next Tuesday

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Teachers Expected to be Back in Classes Next Tuesday According to Longsworth, there are no indications from secondary school teachers that they will be absent from work on Tuesday.  In the interest of high school students who will be sitting exams in the second semester, the BAPSS chair is asking

Police Progressing Slowly in Trio Arson Case

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Police Progressing Slowly in Trio Arson Case It has been six weeks since five families were wiped out by a fire in a hidden corner of Trio village, Toledo District. The incident appears to be linked to a land dispute involving over fifteen thousand acres of land located four miles

1 of 2 Defendants Freed in Attempted Murder Case

Source: Channel 5 Belize | 1 of 2 Defendants Freed in Attempted Murder Case Travaughn Chee A rookie cop and his friend were accused of the attempted murder of Nigel Castillo in July of this year after a shooting incident at a basketball court behind the Charles Bartlett Hyde building. According to Castillo, he was

Husband arrested in Tyrells Murder

Source: Antigua Chronicle | Husband arrested in Tyrells Murder Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 53yrs-old Judith Browne of Tyrells. It is alleged that both the decease and her husband, 55yrs-old Kensworth Browne, were involved in an altercation at their home in Tyrells, Thursday morning. The circumstances which led to her

Man charged for murder of Belize City teen

Source: The Reporter | Man charged for murder of Belize City teen By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Police Department charged a man today for the murder of 19-year-old David Andrews. Police charged 19-year-old Frank Alexander Young, a laborer of Lord’s Bank village, for Andrews’ fatal shooting, which happened just before the Christmas holidays.

Ronald McDonald House is waiting for green light

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Ronald McDonald House is waiting for green light WILLEMSTAD – Will the Ronald McDonald House be in the new hospital or not? There is a confusion about this the house where the families of sick children can stay. The foundation is still awaiting the green light from the Ministry of Health,

Argus down 3.2

Source: The Royal Gazette | Argus down 3.2 Insurance group Argus dropped 15 cents to 4. 60 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. The fall, equal to 3. 2 per cent, came after 11,300 shares traded. On the New York Stock Exchange, the Bank of Butterfield rose one cent, or 0. 03 per cent, to 31.

Central Bank: “Economic outlook for 2017”

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Central Bank: “Economic outlook for 2017” WILLEMSTAD – Following an expansion of 3.1% in 2016, the world economy is projected to grow by 3.4% in 2017. 3 Growth in 2017 will be driven primarily by the emerging and developing economies as economic activity in countries such as Russia, Brazil and Nigeria will

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 29

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 29 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

Iguana population doubles to 400,000 in a year

Source: Cayman Compass | Iguana population doubles to 400,000 in a year The scale of Cayman’s green iguana problem is now so large it will require a significant investment of time and money just to maintain the population at current levels, environment officials have warned. The latest population survey shows that the number of iguanas

The best places to see Cayman’s New Year’s Eve fireworks

Source: Cayman Compass | The best places to see Cayman’s New Year’s Eve fireworks New Year’s Eve without fireworks is like Christmas Day without turkey. Colorful pyrotechnics lighting up the night sky is an integral part of the celebrations, with numerous venues around Cayman planning spectacular shows.

Weather Forecast For Friday December 30

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Friday December 30 Friday, December 30 is expected to be windy with showers and thundershowers likely, with the high to be near 22°C/72°F and the low to be near 14°C/56°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 78%.Sunrise will

Lower electricity rates as surcharge ends

Source: The Royal Gazette | Lower electricity rates as surcharge ends Belco customers will see lower overall electricity rates from January 1. A surcharge that was implemented in June this year will be removed after Saturday. As a result, tariffs applied to energy charges for residential users, small commercial users and demand services, will be

Full Military Funeral Service for Errington Washington Isaac-Watkins

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Full Military Funeral Service for Errington Washington Isaac-Watkins Nassau, Bahamas – Full Military Funeral Service for the late Deputy Superintendent of Police Errington Washington Isaac-Watkins (Retired) will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, 29th December 2016, at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Boyd Road.

Beneficial ownership platform takes shape

Source: Cayman Compass | Beneficial ownership platform takes shape Since the Panama Papers revelations in April, the debate about anonymous shell companies and the importance of access to information about the true owners of companies, trusts and other entities has gained considerable traction.

Life sentences no longer mean life

Source: Cayman Compass | Life sentences no longer mean life Under a new law that came into effect in February, a life sentence passed by a Cayman court on a person convicted of murder must be for a specific period. Until 1991, the death penalty was the only sentence upon conviction for murder in Cayman.

Baby turtles released on Christmas Day

Source: Cayman Compass | Baby turtles released on Christmas Day Baby turtles that hatched over the Christmas holidays were released into the ocean on Christmas Day. The hatching near The Palms condo complex in West Bay is a late one, said Lucy Collyer of the Department of Environment.

BELCO Change: ‘Lower Overall Electricity Rate’

Source: Bernews | BELCO Change: ‘Lower Overall Electricity Rate’ BELCO’s rates are set to change as of January 1, with the company saying the changes will result in a “lower overall electricity rate for customers.”A spokesperson said, “BELCO would like to advise its customers that pursuant to correspondence from the Regulatory Authority dated December 22nd

PLP Tweed decision political, unfair

Source: The Royal Gazette | PLP Tweed decision political, unfair The decision to refuse an extension of the Reverend Nicholas Tweeds work permit has been branded a political attack by the Peoples Campaign. And the Progressive Labour Party have said it is abundantly clear Mr Tweed has been treated unfairly by Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, the Minister

BELCO Temporarily Unable To Accept Mastercard

Source: Bernews | BELCO Temporarily Unable To Accept Mastercard BELCO is advising its customers that, due to a software issue, it is temporarily unable to accept account payments with Mastercard credit cards.A spokesperson said, “Customers may use the following alternative payment options: cash payments at the BELCO Head Office on Serpentine Road, Somerset and St.

PLP Urge Govt To ‘Urgently Reconsider’ Permit

Source: Bernews | PLP Urge Govt To ‘Urgently Reconsider’ Permit “The PLP is profoundly disappointed with the Minister and her refusal to grant Rev. Nicholas Tweed a renewal of his work permit,” Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Walton Brown said, with Mr Brown urging the Government to “urgently reconsider this provocative decision at such a

People’s Campaign: Permit Denial Is ‘Political’

Source: Bernews | People’s Campaign: Permit Denial Is ‘Political’ “It is clear that the denial of Rev. Tweed work permit is political,” the People’s Campaign said this afternoon, adding that “the OBA Government and their supporters would like nothing more than to see Rev. Tweed placed on a plane and shipped out of the Country.”

DCNA Birding Trail Guide Training with Dr. Adrian Delnevo

Source: Saba News | DCNA Birding Trail Guide Training with Dr. Adrian Delnevo EmailFrom the 14th to 19th of November 2016, the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) hosted bird expert Dr. Adrian Delnevo to lead a bird identification training. Bird watching has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the Caribbean alone, from which the SCF hopes

BIU Call Meeting To Discuss Rev Tweed’s Permit

Source: Bernews | BIU Call Meeting To Discuss Rev Tweed’s Permit Following the decision not to renew Rev. Tweed’s work permit, BIU President Chris Furbert called a Special General Council meeting at 12 noon tomorrow [Dec 30], and all BIU Special General Council Members and Shop Stewards are urged to attend.Earlier today Home Affairs Minister

UN says 2016 filled with challenges, milestones for the Caribbean, international community

Source: Antigua Observer | UN says 2016 filled with challenges, milestones for the Caribbean, international community UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 29, CMC – The United Nations says 2016 was filled with challenges and milestones for the Caribbean and the international community in general.On Wednesday, in its End-of-Year Report, the UN said while 2016 marked the hottest

Argyle International Airport to open February 14

Source: Antigua Observer | Argyle International Airport to open February 14 KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Dec. 29, CMC – The long delayed Argyle International Airport, will open on February 14, five years behind schedule. This was announcement was made on radio on Thursday morning by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.“I called in just to announce formally

Haiti postpones release official election results

Source: Antigua Observer | Haiti postpones release official election results PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Dec. 29, CMC -Electoral officials in Haiti have delayed the publication of the final, certified results of last month’s disputed presidential electionLate Wednesday the authorities announced that they will release the results on January 3.A preliminary tally gave a big victory

Woman dead after domestic dispute in Swetes

Source: Antigua Observer | Woman dead after domestic dispute in Swetes Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 53 year-old Judith Browne of Tyrells.It is alleged that both the decease and her husband, 55 year-old Kensworth Browne, were involved in an altercation at their home in Tyrells, Thursday morning.The circumstances which led to

LIALPA Wants LIAT to “Deal Appropriately With Disruptive Passenger Who Caused Flight Cancellation”

Source: Antigua Chronicle | LIALPA Wants LIAT to “Deal Appropriately With Disruptive Passenger Who Caused Flight Cancellation” The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) is waiting to be informed of the measures LIAT will take in dealing with the passenger who caused the disruption and cancellation of one of its flights on December 13th 2016. The passenger

No word from Turkey over jailed suspect

Source: Cayman News Service | No word from Turkey over jailed suspect (CNS): The Director of Public Prosecutions said that her office has still not received any information from the Turkish authorities regarding the visiting cruise passenger who was arrested in Cayman on an Interpol warrant earlier this month.  The Turkish government claims Celal Kildag

Tweed loses work permit bid

Source: The Royal Gazette | Tweed loses work permit bid Patricia Gordon-Pamplin has upheld the decision to reject a work permit application by the Reverend Nicholas Tweed. Asked how long Mr Tweed would be permitted to continue working on the island, the Minister of Home Affairs told a press conference His work permit will come

Government wants another banker

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Government wants another banker WILLEMSTAD – The government of Prime Minister Hensley Koeiman wants the PSB Bank as its banker. Currently, the Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB) is the government’s banker. The desire to start a new tender comes from the coalition partner Pueblo Soberano (PS). The PS finds the PSB

GT man arrested over nightclub shooting

Source: Cayman News Service | GT man arrested over nightclub shooting (CNS): Police have arrested a 23-year-old man from George Town on suspicion of attempted murder, following the shooting at Fete nightclub in the early hours of Boxing Day. The man was reportedly arrested on Thursday morning and remains in police custody. The suspect, who

Minister: Rev Tweed’s Permit Has Been Refused

Source: Bernews | Minister: Rev Tweed’s Permit Has Been Refused [Updated] “In this particular instance, the applicant failed to comply with rules that were put in place for everyone,” Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said, adding that “as a result, I had no choice but to uphold the previous decision to refuse the new application.”The

Department Issues Update On T.N. Tatem Repairs

Source: Bernews | Department Issues Update On T.N. Tatem Repairs The Department of Education [Dec 29] issued an update regarding the restoration and repairs work at T.N. Tatem Middle School.Acting Commissioner of Education Dr. Freddie Evans stated: “I am pleased to report that work T.N. Tatem is progressing at a very steady pace. Crews from

Campaigners Government breached Parks Act

Source: The Royal Gazette | Campaigners Government breached Parks Act A campaign group challenging the construction of a maintenance yard in Botanical Gardens has said the Bermuda Government did not comply with legislation on the project. In a statement this afternoon, a spokesman for Take Back Our Park said that Chief Justice Ian Kawaley had

Getting Glasses in Cuba

Source: Havana Times | Getting Glasses in Cuba I am 55 years old and I’ve been using glasses ever since I was 30. It’s always been the same story for Cubans, getting your assigned time to get your eyesight checked at the polyclinic can take a good while. (6 photos)

GOB holds public consultations on deep sea surveys

Source: The Reporter | GOB holds public consultations on deep sea surveys By Benjamin Flowers The Government of Belize is inviting interested persons to public consultations on Marine Multibeam and Sea Seep Survey that GOB intends to complete in the deep offshore territorial waters. The Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum and the Geology and

Police detain suspect in Michele Moreira killing

Source: The Reporter | Police detain suspect in Michele Moreira killing By Benjamin Flowers Police have detained one suspect in connection with the chopping death of Michelle Morreira, formerly regarded as Jane Doe. Officer Commanding Belize Rural Eastern Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Edward Broaster explained that police received information of a man believed to

Suspected gun man charged for the murder of elderly woman

Source: The Reporter | Suspected gun man charged for the murder of elderly woman Written By Michelle Sutherland San Ignacio police have arrested one man in connection with the shooting murder of 61-year-old Paulina Urbelina. San Ignacio police have confirmed that 24-year-old Trevor Jones, a mechanic of Santa Elena Town, was apprehended by officials in

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