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Regions get 60% of primary drugs need

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Regions get 60% of primary drugs need …as gov’t moves to address shortage, strengthen procurement MINISTER of Public Health, Ms. Volda Lawrence said that all of the regions across the country have received 60 percent of their primary drug needs in an aim to address an ongoing drug shortage. This announcement

Hope for Imbaimadai

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Hope for Imbaimadai …residents forging ahead with syndicate, to apply for mining lands RESIDENTS of Imbaimadai, a mining community situated in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni District, are forging ahead with plans to establish a syndicate – a move which will see them accessing mining lands soon, but as a single body. On Tuesday,

Cop drowns during river patrol

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Cop drowns during river patrol A police corporal drowned Monday night while on river patrol with two other ranks in a boat that sank in Ekereku River, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Region Seven. Dead is Belgrave Bartholomew, 39, of Rupununi, Lethem. When contacted, Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram, said that the three ranks

Bandits snatch $6M from ECD businessman

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Bandits snatch M from ECD businessman TWO bandits armed with handguns robbed a businessman of $6M cash at his Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara home Tuesday afternoon. Reports indicate that the bandits had trailed the businessman’s wife from Republic Bank, Water Street location. She had withdrawn the cash and jumped into

GTT to absorb 14% VAT on DSL services

Source: Guyana Chronicle | GTT to absorb 14% VAT on DSL services …but mobile data now attracts VAT THE Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company said that it will absorb the 14% VAT on its DSL services, but will charge on its mobile data. In a statement on Tuesday the company reminded that government in its

Please use the metered parking system

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Please use the metered parking system Dear Editor THE Mayor and City Council continues to encourage all motorists to use the metered parking system installed in a section of the central business district of Georgetown. It is public knowledge that Council is responsible for a raft of activities, including the construction

Not the right time for metered parking

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Not the right time for metered parking Dear Editor IN an effort to control the current ongoing traffic congestion mainly in Georgetown, the Government through the Mayor and City Council, introduced Guyanese to the ‘parking meters’. The minds behind this initiative are of some concern to me since, there is always

2 Sought in Credit Card Attack on ATM’s

Source: Channel 5 Belize | 2 Sought in Credit Card Attack on ATM’s Another massive credit card scam has been uncovered in the local banking system and police are on the lookout tonight for a pair of thieves who have withdrawn an undisclosed sum of money from ATMs across Belize City.  It’s a high-tech scheme

Postpone Re-Registration Again? P.U.P. Says No Way

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Postpone Re-Registration Again? P.U.P. Says No Way At this hour, a meeting of the Election and Boundaries Commission is taking place. It was called by Chairman Doug Singh to discuss several proposals related to conduct and practice for general elections. Singh and his Government colleagues are proposing to once again

Will Voters’ ID’s Go the Way of the Dinosaur?

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Will Voters’ ID’s Go the Way of the Dinosaur? Kareem Musa The voter’s identification card carries none of the shine of the passport, or Social Security card or driver’s license. Indeed, its sole use seems to be to identify a voter on Election Day. But that may soon be a

P.U.P. Leader Vows Accountability in Alleged Election Fraud

Source: Channel 5 Belize | P.U.P. Leader Vows Accountability in Alleged Election Fraud The Opposition People’s United Party is planning a press conference on Thursday of this week. On the agenda is a frank discussion of the revelations coming out of the Senate Special Select Committee and in particular from former Director of Immigration, Ruth

Hard to keep track of them

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Hard to keep track of them Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, February 1, 2017Dillon admits 130 T&T nationals joined ISISApproximately 130 T&T nationals – adults and family members – have left T&T to get involved in terrorist activities in other countries, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon confirmed yesterday. He gave the figure in the

Digicel donates to Bosco Boys orphanage

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Digicel donates to Bosco Boys orphanage Digicel Guyana on Tuesday visited the St. Johns’ Bosco Boys Orphanage at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, where they made a donation to the boys and gifted the administration with a brand new washing machine. The boys were given school shoes, back packs with stationery and

Jasmine Alert Prez Says Case “Crosses the Line”

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Jasmine Alert Prez Says Case “Crosses the Line” Sandra Alfaro Since his wife’s passing, Sagastume and his daughter have not been able to contact the children and don’t know their whereabouts. But the family has been in touch with personnel at Social Services, and has received little comfort since the

Skeletal remains of pensioner found

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Skeletal remains of pensioner found The skeletal remains of a pensioner were discovered at his home in Ikuraka Creek, Essequibo Coast, after a visit from a relative on Monday. Dead is Robertson Abraham, 74, of Iturbisi, Ikuraka Creek, Essequibo Coast. Commander of “G” Division, Superintendent Khali Pareshram, said the body was

Police Confab – New anti-crime strategies for implementation

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Police Confab – New anti-crime strategies for implementation THIS year will see the enhancement of the Guyana Police Force (GPF)’s crime-prevention strategies and work plan as the agency reviews a list of recommendations made during its annual officers’ conference, held from 26-28 January, 2017. The conference held under the theme “Forging

Miners up ante against new tax measures

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Miners up ante against new tax measures …appeal for meeting with President By Zena Henry Members of the local mining industry are resisting government’s “tough” mining taxes with an ultimatum to meet President David Granger within two weeks, or face immediate protest action. Miners say they have been expressing their concerns

No VAT on air travel for hinterland residents

Source: Guyana Chronicle | No VAT on air travel for hinterland residents …gov’t warns against price gouging Hinterland residents are exempted from paying VAT on air travel, a top airline official has clarified amid concerns over the 14% tax that will be charged on air ticket locally from today. This new tax measure has however

Who Authorized Beach Construction at Caye Chapel?

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Who Authorized Beach Construction at Caye Chapel? Has the Department of the Environment cleared a planned beach creation on the popular island of Caye Chapel without the benefit of an environmental impact assessment? The question came up on the adjournment in Monday’s meeting of the Senate in Belmopan. P.U.P. Senator

NCN revenue decreased by $25.6M in 2014

Source: Guyana Chronicle | NCN revenue decreased by .6M in 2014 Revenue generated by the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN) in 2014 decreased by over $25.6M when compared to the same period for 2013. This was according to the company’s 2014 annual report which was presented to the National Assembly on Monday by Prime Minister,

$80 million loss, says Toppin

Source: Barbados Today | million loss, says Toppin Barbadian taxpayers are taking a massive loss on the Four Seasons project, based on figures from the Central Bank of Barbados (CCB), an Opposition spokesman has charged. Member of Parliament for St Michael North Ronald Toppin told a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) meeting on Sunday the country

UK to fund first phase of Linden-Lethem road

Source: Guyana Chronicle | UK to fund first phase of Linden-Lethem road Construction of the first phase of the Linden-Lethem Road Project is expected to commence without a hitch as the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the UK Government work closely towards its success. The first phase of the project covers approximately 122.5km of road

Soldier Messed with Lady Officer, Taken to Court

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Soldier Messed with Lady Officer, Taken to Court Kevin Chun A B.D.F. soldier is in trouble with the law for unruly and unbecoming behaviour. Twenty-two-year-old Kevin Chun is accused of touching a female police officer on her private parts on Friday night. Chun is said to have been at a

GERMANY – Mother asked to ‘prove lactation’

Source: Barbados Today | GERMANY – Mother asked to ‘prove lactation’ FRANKFURT –– A woman has filed a complaint with German police alleging she was told to squeeze her breast at airport security to prove she was lactating. Gayathiri Bose told the BBC she was “humiliated” by the experience and would explore formal legal action. She

Local entrepreneurs launch eco-friendly detergent line

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Local entrepreneurs launch eco-friendly detergent line FIRST Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Tuesday congratulated entrepreneurs, Ms. Sophia Dolphin and Ms. Miranda Thakur of Eco Atlantic Investment, on the launch of the Seventh Generation Product line and encouraged them to consider using locally made products when expanding their business. Minister of Social

Youths Caught with Weed Stash at Turneffe

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Youths Caught with Weed Stash at Turneffe Justin Flowers On Saturday, Coast Guard officials busted twenty-two-year-old Justin Flowers, eighteen-year-old Elijah Usher, Stanley O’Neil and a minor all of Belize City with eight hundred and sixty two gram of weed in possession of two plastic bags with eight hundred and sixty

Arthur calls for Jepter’s head over worthless comments

Source: Barbados Today | Arthur calls for Jepter’s head over worthless comments “I tremble for my country!” This was former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Owen Arthur’s response to a suggestion by one of Government’s lead economic spokesmen that the Barbados dollar has no real value to speak of. Addressing a political meeting of

Linden leaders bullish on investments

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Linden leaders bullish on investments …trade fair billed for March THE Linden Enterprise Network in collaboration with the Linden Chamber of Commerce and various stakeholders on Tuesday officially launched the Linden Trade and Investment Fair under the theme “Linden, the gateway for investment and opportunities, a window to future development.” The

Verdict in Bartica Massacre trial Thursday

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Verdict in Bartica Massacre trial Thursday ON Tuesday the state presented its closing arguments to the members of the jury, two days before Justice Roxane George SC sums up the case. Prosecutor Diana Kaulesar told the court that on the evening of February 17, 2008 when residents of Bartica were engrossed

Chinese Community Says Happy New Year!

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Chinese Community Says Happy New Year! The Chinese zodiac is divided into twelve blocks just like the western astrological calendar, but the major difference being that each block covers a period of one year instead of one month.  This year, it’s the Year of the Rooster, the tenth animal in

Cop Brothers Attacked Suitor for Ex-Girlfriend?

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Cop Brothers Attacked Suitor for Ex-Girlfriend? Cops gone crazy over engagement? One woman is alleging that two officers – one attached to Rural Eastern Division and the other assigned to Eastern Division South – made an attack on her son’s life on Saturday night.  Nineteen year old Michael Crawford had

Public engagement needed on Hyatt project

Source: Barbados Today | Public engagement needed on Hyatt project There was a time when businesses held a generally contemptuous view of customers and the general public. “Let the customer be damned” was the common refrain even though the success of every business depended, ironically, on ensuring continued patronage by the said customers. Businesses were

Accident victim passes away

Source: Barbados Today | Accident victim passes away A St John man today succumbed to injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident last Tuesday. Adrian Goddard, 37, of College Savannah, St John died after 3 p.m. Goddard was involved in a collision with a motorcar driven by Ron Brathwaite, 29, of Charnocks, Christ Church.

BRSA: Survey finds support for breathalyzers among visitors

Source: Barbados Today | BRSA: Survey finds support for breathalyzers among visitors A recent survey among visitors to Barbados revealed a high level over the absence of breathalyzer testing here, the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) said. BRSA President Sharmane Roland-Bowen said more than half of those surveyed said they did not feel safe on

We are too ‘messed up’, laments Anglican priest

Source: Barbados Today | We are too ‘messed up’, laments Anglican priest Barbados has become a “messed up” country of selfish people who have lost touch with humanity, one religious leader has declared. Upset that a video was being circulated on social media of Saturday’s vicious, fatal dog attack on 74-year-old Verona Gibson, Reverend Dr

TRINIDAD – Crime, US ban hurting Carnival arrivals

Source: Barbados Today | TRINIDAD – Crime, US ban hurting Carnival arrivals PORT OF SPAIN –– Concerns about crime and US immigration are affecting Carnival 2017 as some mas bands are reporting that registration has been affected. “It appears Carnival has taken a hit because of this as a number of bands have reported lower

Trump fears

Source: Barbados Today | Trump fears An increasing number of Barbadian Muslims had their United States visas revoked in recent weeks, while there has been an upsurge in the number of application denials, says secretary of the Barbados Muslim Association (BMA) Suleiman Bulbulia. And, following US president Donald Trump’s controversial executive banning travel to the

Alexandra Walks Away

Source: The New Today | Alexandra Walks Away By Careema Lewis It’s a possible case of not feeling needed, as Alexandra Otway-Noel becomes the first minister to resign her portfolio with the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) that took up office in 2013. The Member of Parliament for the South St. George Constituency sent

Lisa Telesford removed as Registrar

Source: The New Today | Lisa Telesford removed as Registrar Registrar of the Supreme Court, Lisa Telesford has been removed from the position. Attorney Lisa Telesford According to a well-placed source, Telesford, an attorney-at-law, was transferred as part of a backlash from the November 24 Referendum on Constitutional Reform. He said that the Registrar has

Father Gets 9 years For Incest

Source: The New Today | Father Gets 9 years For Incest A 52-year-old Cook Hill Road, St. Andrew resident, Fitz Alexander, was on Wednesday sentenced to spend the next 9 years and 2 months of his life behind bars after being found guilty on four counts of incest last November. Fitz Alexander – described as

The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel

Source: The New Today | The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel as a member of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government has been met with mixed reaction. There has been talk for sometime now about the future of the Member of Parliament for the South St. George constituency and her

New CEO at Huggins

Source: The New Today | New CEO at Huggins Najuma Francis Anya Menezes-Chow Chung After 50 years at the helm, George Menezes has stepped down to make way for his daughter, Anya Menezes-Chow Chung to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Geo. F. Huggins & Company Grenada Limited. The change in the

GPA Chair calls for International Ship Registry

Source: The New Today | GPA Chair calls for International Ship Registry Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grenada Ports Authority (GPA), Dr. Wayne Sandiford has cited the need for consideration to be given at the policy level towards establishing an open international ship registry in an effort to help boost the performance

Mt. Agnes gets treated water for the first time

Source: The New Today | Mt. Agnes gets treated water for the first time As a result of government paying off outstanding payments to the island’s lone water company, NAWASA, the people of Mt Agnes and Pomme Rose, will be benefitting from treated pipe borne water for the first time. Officials of Government and NAWASA

Man pleads guilty to fraud charges

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man pleads guilty to fraud charges JAMAICAN ANDRE HARVEY was sentenced to six months in HMP Dodds today after pleading guilty to fraud charges. Harvey, 31, was jointly charged with Romanian Constantin Ursu. He pleaded guilty to…

CANADA – Warning signs?

Source: Barbados Today | CANADA – Warning signs? QUEBEC CITY –– The French-Canadian student accused of killing six people during evening prayers in a Quebec City mosque had rented an apartment nearby, neighbours said on Tuesday, a sign he may have been targeting the house of worship. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was charged in court on Monday

Man succumbs to injuries one week after accident

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man succumbs to injuries one week after accident POLICE ARE CONTINUING their investigations into a serious accident which has resulted in the death of a St John man. Adrian Goddard, 37, of College Savannah succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday evening….

25 Trained Clinical Nurses for Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 25 Trained Clinical Nurses for Grand Bahama Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville applauded a new initiative that recently produced 25 Trained Clinical Nurses, graduates of a program that is the collaboration of the Public Hospitals Authority, the University of The Bahamas and the Ministry for Grand Bahama. 

National Health Insurance Secretariat launches Primary Care Physician Registration

Source: Bahamas Weekly | National Health Insurance Secretariat launches Primary Care Physician Registration Nassau, The Bahamas – Today, the National Health Insurance (NHI) Secretariat marked an important milestone on the road to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with the launch of Primary Care Provider registration.   With the launch of registration, physicians who are interested in

Tickets online tomorrow for West Indies vs England

Source: Nation Newspaper | Tickets online tomorrow for West Indies vs England ST JOHN’S – Patrons will be able to purchase tickets online tomorrow for the three-match One-Day International series between West Indies and England.   The series set for March 3 and 5 in Antigua…

Seven Fathoms Cayman Rum Challenge 2017

Source: Cayman Eye News | Seven Fathoms Cayman Rum Challenge 2017 The Seven Fathoms Cayman Rum Challenge expanded this year to an international stage for the first time.  Earlier in 2016, mixology contests were held in Miami, Chicago and New York where top bartenders from each city competed to put together their best cocktail using

Link-Caribbean awards $125,000 USD to 5 Caribbean firms

Source: Cayman Eye News | Link-Caribbean awards 5,000 USD to 5 Caribbean firms Bridgetown, BARBADOS, January 30, 2017. Five Caribbean businesses are at a stage closer to securing private investment having each received $25,000 USD through the LINK-Caribbean Investment Readiness Grant programme. The five firms are Carepoint and Caribbean Transit Solutions from Barbados; Bluedot Media

Over the top Miss Universe costumes

Source: Cayman Eye News | Over the top Miss Universe costumes These are the over-the-top Miss Universe costumes that you need to see BY YVETTE TAN From Mashable We’ve seen some crazy pageant costumes over the years, but it looks like this year’s will set the bar higher. The Miss Universe candidates have begun arriving

Retail Sales Increase 4.9% In November 2016

Source: Bernews | Retail Sales Increase 4.9% In November 2016 Retail sales in November 2016 increased 4.9% above the $91.9 million recorded in November 2015 — and when adjusting for the annual retail sales rate of inflation, measured at 0.9% in November — the volume of retail sales increased 4.0%, according to the recently released

Chubbs full-year profits top 4bn

Source: The Royal Gazette | Chubbs full-year profits top 4bn Chubbs annual profit topped 4 billion for 2016, as the global insurer declared fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed analysts expectations. Evan Greenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Chubb Ltd, attributed the results to world-class underwriting and said he expected stronger growth ahead. Chubb Ltd was

Ansa Mcal employee hospitalized after toppling vehicle

Source: iNews Guyana | Ansa Mcal employee hospitalized after toppling vehicle Rovin Behari lost control of his motor car PKK 8119 (Javed Khan photo) A Marketing Assistant attached to Ansa Mcal is presently seeking medical attention at the New Amsterdam Hospital following an accident today. Reports indicate that at approximately 15:15hrs, Rovin Behari lost control

Armed killer arrived on push bike

Source: Cayman News Service | Armed killer arrived on push bike Ian Rivers (CNS): William Ian Rivers, who is charged with killing Mark ‘Hubba’ Seymour in a daylight shooting at Super ‘C’s bar and restaurant on Saturday, arrived at the murder scene on a bicycle with a gun pushed in his waistband, a court heard

CANTO Welcomes Delegates at 33rd AGM in Curaçao

Source: Bahamas Weekly | CANTO Welcomes Delegates at 33rd AGM in Curaçao Curaçao, one of the Caribbean’s best kept secret is the location of CANTO’s 33rd Annual General Meeting. The event is co-hosted by United Telecommunication Services and Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post and is being held at the Renaissance Resort & Casino, Curacao.   From

Cayman company involved in $11B Russian oil privatization

Source: Cayman Compass | Cayman company involved in B Russian oil privatization A Cayman Islands company that forms part of a joint venture structure in one of the largest Russian privatizations of state property since the 1990s potentially obscures some of the investors in the deal.

Anti-GM mosquito group launches new campaign

Source: Cayman Compass | Anti-GM mosquito group launches new campaign After a judge rejected their bid to halt the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Grand Cayman, a group of protesters are now seeking to fight their case in the court of public opinion. Kerrie Cox, an attorney with HSM Chambers, held a presentation Tuesday

Businessman fined for records offenses

Source: Cayman Compass | Businessman fined for records offenses Oral Masters, trading as Blue Marlin and Welly’s Cool Spot, was fined $1,000 Monday after pleading guilty to failure to produce documents as required by the Labour and Pensions Department. Defense attorney Lloyd Samson said Masters had been running the establishments since 1993 and had no

Chief justice: ‘Ritch Report’ must remain confidential

Source: Cayman Compass | Chief justice: ‘Ritch Report’ must remain confidential Efforts to produce a public copy of a $312,000 immigration consultancy report were halted this week by a decision from Cayman Chief Justice Anthony Smellie. The consultancy review examined various aspects of the Cayman Islands system of granting residency rights to non-Caymanians.

Doctors: ‘Overwhelming dissatisfaction’ with healthcare finances in Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass | Doctors: ‘Overwhelming dissatisfaction’ with healthcare finances in Cayman Cayman’s medical health professionals are “overwhelmingly” dissatisfied with the financial aspects of the healthcare system, and told auditors several areas need significant improvement. The results were reported in a survey of 101 medical professionals in Cayman.

Customs fires two employees; other cases being ‘resolved’

Source: Cayman Compass | Customs fires two employees; other cases being ‘resolved’ The Cayman customs service has fired two employees since mid-2015 and has two more now on required leave, Collector Charles Clifford confirmed this week. A customs officer and an office administrator currently on paid leave were suspended after criminal charges were filed them.

Speaker airport debate postponed by one week

Source: The Royal Gazette | Speaker airport debate postponed by one week Parliaments debate on two pieces of legislation pertaining to the airport redevelopment project has been postponed by one week, according to Randy Horton, the Speaker of the House. MPs were due to return to the House of Assembly on Friday, taking up the

WICB appoints new COO

Source: Nation Newspaper | WICB appoints new COO ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has made another strategic appointment to its Executive team. This time it is the appointment of Verlyn Faustin as Chief Operating Officer (COO)….

Force investigating drowning death of Police Corporal

Source: iNews Guyana | Force investigating drowning death of Police Corporal Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Police Corporal 16825 Balgrave Bartholomew, 39, of Itaballi, Mazaruni, who was stationed at Ekeruku Police Outpost. The incident reportedly occurred about 20:45hrs last evening in the Ekeruku River, Mazaruni.   According to the Police, investigations

City launches new parking app

Source: The Royal Gazette | City launches new parking app The City of Hamilton is launching an Easy Park Mobile app intended on helping those using the City Hall car park, beginning tomorrow. The smartphone app is intended to allow customers to exit the car park without having to visit the pay stations. Motorists are

City of Hamilton launches heart campaign

Source: The Royal Gazette | City of Hamilton launches heart campaign The City of Hamilton has partnered with the Bermuda Heart Foundation to promote heart health. As part of Februarys Heart Disease Awareness Month, the city will be hosting the My City Heart Instagram contest. Through the contest, people can take a picture with a

Olympians urge speedy resolution to Trump travel ban

Source: Nation Newspaper | Olympians urge speedy resolution to Trump travel ban THE WORLD OLYMPIANS Association (WOA) expressed concern on Tuesday about the potential impact US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on visitors from some Muslim-majority nations could have on athletes…

Reported aggravated burglary at Paget home

Source: The Royal Gazette | Reported aggravated burglary at Paget home A suspect is in custody in connection with a police investigation into an apparent aggravated burglary that occurred on Monday at a Highwood Lane, Paget residence. Inquiries continue, and police have called for anybody who may have seen suspicious activity, individuals or vehicles in

Trump’s immigration orders hit with new legal challenges

Source: Stabroek News | Trump’s immigration orders hit with new legal challenges BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – Legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s first moves to restrict the flow of people into the United States spread on Tuesday as Massachusetts and San Francisco sued to challenge two of his early executive orders.

Entrepreneurs launch eco-friendly detergent line

Source: Stabroek News | Entrepreneurs launch eco-friendly detergent line First Lady, Sandra Granger, today, congratulated entrepreneurs Sophia Dolphin and Miranda Thakur of Eco Atlantic Investment, on the launch of the Seventh Generation Product line and encouraged them to consider using locally made products when expanding their business, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency

Weather Forecast For Wednesday February 1

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Wednesday February 1 Wednesday, February 1 is expected to be cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day, with the high to be near 21°C/69°F and the low to be near 18°C/64°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be WSW. The relative humidity is expected

Airport Debate Deferred Until February 10th

Source: Bernews | Airport Debate Deferred Until February 10th The House of Assembly will resume as scheduled on Friday [Feb 3], however debate on the Airport Bills will be deferred to Friday, 10th February to allow MPs “sufficient time to read through and consider the Draft Project Agreement in advance of the debate,” the Speaker

“Mama” Bailey is newest centenarian

Source: Nation Newspaper | “Mama” Bailey is newest centenarian ROSALIE “MAMA” BAILEY marked her 100th birthday today in grand style. Bailey, who is also the country’s oldest cancer survivor, was dressed in her Sunday best when Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave…

Police call off press conference

Source: The Royal Gazette | Police call off press conference A police press conference regarding the scheduled reconvening of parliament on Friday was hastily cancelled this afternoon. It was expected that Commissioner of Police, Michael DeSilva, would address the potential for another protest regarding the airport redevelopment deal. However, no explanation was given for the

Suspect Arrested In Connection With Burglary

Source: Bernews | Suspect Arrested In Connection With Burglary A suspect has been arrested in connection with an “aggravated burglary” at a Paget residence on Monday.A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is currently investigating the circumstances of a reported aggravated burglary at a Highwood Lane, Paget residence on Monday, January 30th.“A suspect has

Saba Hell’s Gate Triathlon 2017 was a great success

Source: Saba News | Saba Hell’s Gate Triathlon 2017 was a great success On Saturday January 28th 2017 the 10th edition was held of the Saba triathlon ‘where even the swim is uphill’. The overall winner of the triathlon was Gregory Pigeon, who won out of 60 participants from St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Eustatius,

EU chair labels Trump a 'threat' as Europeans debate US ties

Source: Nation Newspaper | EU chair labels Trump a ‘threat’ as Europeans debate US ties BRUSSELS – Donald Trump has joined Russia, China and radical Islam as a threat to the European Union, EU leaders were told on Tuesday by the man chairing a summit where they will debate relations with…

Cop dies after boat sinks in Ekereku River

Source: Stabroek News | Cop dies after boat sinks in Ekereku River The Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Police Corporal 16825 Belgrave Bartholomew, 39 years of Itaballi, Mazaruni and who was stationed at Ekereku Police Outpost.

Distraught father speaks about deceased son

Source: St. Lucia Times | Distraught father speaks about deceased son A distraught father has described his deceased son, Zane Phillip, as a cool, calm individual who kept to himself. Etheridge Thomas recalled that it was a shock to receive news last night that Zane had died following an accident last night along the John

Nine new recruits for prison service

Source: Cayman Compass | Nine new recruits for prison service Nine recruits started an intensive eight-week training course Monday as they prepare to join Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service. The seven men and two women in the new recruitment class were among 200 applicants who signed up at the Joint Law Enforcement Job Fair

DUI arrest in pole collision

Source: Cayman Compass | DUI arrest in pole collision A 27-year-old George Town man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a truck he was driving Saturday night crashed into a Caribbean Utilities Co. pole near the entrance to Lakeside apartments.

Rescue plan for InselAir

Source: The Daily Herald | Rescue plan for InselAir Ministers (from left to right) Eugene Rhuggenaath, Suzanne Camelia-Römer and Kenneth Gijsbertha signing the loan agreement. WILLEMSTAD–The Government of Curaçao says it joined forces with the shareholders and management of InselAir “to safeguard the vital air links for the island by ensuring that aviation company InselAir

Link-Caribbean Awards $125,000 USD to 5 Caribbean Firms

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Link-Caribbean Awards 5,000 USD to 5 Caribbean Firms Five Caribbean businesses are at a stage closer to securing private investment having each received $25,000 USD through the LINK-Caribbean Investment Readiness Grant programme. The five firms are Carepoint and Caribbean Transit Solutions from Barbados; Bluedot Media and Innovative Menu Solutions Ltd from

Mottley sends condolence letter to Gonsalves

Source: Nation Newspaper | Mottley sends condolence letter to Gonsalves OPPOSITION LEADER Mia Mottley has conveyed her condolences to the families of the three Vincentian students who died in a vehicular accident here on Sunday in a letter sent today to St Vincent and the…

Doctored nude photos causing women distress

Source: iWitness News | Doctored nude photos causing women distress Two young Vincentian women are hoping that police information technology specialists can help them to uncover the person(s) behind two Tumblr accounts that have published photos of their faces in a collage of nude photos of other persons. Tumblr is … Continue reading →

Nigerian man with 86 wives dies aged 93

Source: iNews Guyana | Nigerian man with 86 wives dies aged 93 (BBC) A former Muslim preacher in Nigeria who had at least 86 wives has died aged 93. Mohammed Bello Abubakar, known as Baba Masaba, died at his home in central Niger state on Saturday after an undisclosed illness. Women sought out Baba Masaba

Retail sales rise 4.9

Source: The Royal Gazette | Retail sales rise 4.9 Retail sales hit 96. 4 million last November a 4. 9 per cent increase on the 91. 9 million for same month in 2015. All sectors in the Retail Sales Index survey experienced increases, with the exception of clothing stores, where sales revenue declined slightly by

PHOTO OF THE DAY (JANAURY 31, 2017)

Source: St. Lucia News Online | PHOTO OF THE DAY (JANAURY 31, 2017) The post PHOTO OF THE DAY (JANAURY 31, 2017) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Vieux Fort, St. Lucia   Send your photo and caption to slunewsonline@gmail.com (0)(0)The post PHOTO OF THE DAY (JANAURY 31, 2017) appeared first on St. Lucia

Hawaiian Festival a success

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Hawaiian Festival a success The post Hawaiian Festival a success appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PRESS RELEASE – On the 28th of January the Youth Power Group (YPG) had their first Hawaiian Festival and put together hundreds of youths. The initiative of this event was to make

CJIA won’t charge VAT on airport security, car park fees

Source: Stabroek News | CJIA won’t charge VAT on airport security, car park fees The Cheddi Jagan International Airport will not charge the 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on airport security fees nor will it increase the current car park fees by 14%, effective Wednesday February 1, 2017.

Will Cuba’s Higher Education Changes Provide Good Results?

Source: Havana Times | Will Cuba’s Higher Education Changes Provide Good Results? In 2015, it was announced that several changes would be made to Higher Education in Cuba, which would be introduced in the current academic year (2016-2017). These would contribute to “improving the quality, equality and relevance of Cuban education.”

No decision on protest Furbert

Source: The Royal Gazette | No decision on protest Furbert Chris Furbert, president of the Bermuda Industrial Union, emphasised at a press conference this afternoon that no meetings had been held to determine whether a protest would take place regarding Governments airport development project. Parliament is set to reconvene this Friday, with two pieces of

SLP requests details of race track

Source: St. Lucia Times | SLP requests details of race track The Saint Lucia Labour Party calls on the Government to reveal details of the race track to be built as part of the DSH Project. The Labour Party notes that the Government had said the Agreements signed were only framework agreements and a detailed

Police town hall meeting in Babonneau

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Police town hall meeting in Babonneau The post Police town hall meeting in Babonneau appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. An old Town Hall meeting in Gros Islet. PRESS RELEASE – The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force will be hosting its “Meet The Commissioner” town hall meeting on

Asthma Workshop for Teachers

Source: St. Lucia Times | Asthma Workshop for Teachers Press Release:-Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — Teachers of the Gordon and Walcott Memorial Methodist School are now better equipped to identify, counsel and support students with Asthma. The knowledge of the signs and symptoms as well as the effective treatment of Asthma was acquired at a

Asthma Workshop for Teachers launched

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Asthma Workshop for Teachers launched The post Asthma Workshop for Teachers launched appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PRESS RELEASE – Teachers of the Gordon and Walcott Memorial Methodist School are now better equipped to identify, counsel and support students with Asthma. The knowledge of the signs and

Webcasts Highlight Bermuda Captive Insurance

Source: Bernews | Webcasts Highlight Bermuda Captive Insurance Seven webcasts featuring Spanish-speaking captive insurance experts on the island are being released by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] to target Latin American audiences following this week’s World Captive Forum.The BDA videos feature bilingual captive experts from Aon, ASW Law, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Marsh, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and

SLP request details of race track

Source: St. Lucia News Online | SLP request details of race track The post SLP request details of race track appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Labour Party calls on the Government to reveal details of the race track to be built as part of the DSH Project.

Live Video Replay: BIU President On Airport Deal

Source: Bernews | Live Video Replay: BIU President On Airport Deal Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert held a press conference this afternoon [Jan 31] to address the airport redevelopment project, saying that the OBA was elected “however they do not have a mandate from the people of Bermuda to privatize this public asset for

Vincy students back home

Source: Nation Newspaper | Vincy students back home KINGSTOWN – Two Vincentian students, who were not involved in a road accident in Barbados that claimed the lives of three of their colleagues and injured two others, are home. The two female students…

Bail for students charged with assaulting Babonneau cop

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Bail for students charged with assaulting Babonneau cop The post Bail for students charged with assaulting Babonneau cop appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Three male students who were arrested for assaulting a police officer in front the Babonneau Police Station on Monday (Jan. 30), were granted bail

Abic announces new educational award

Source: The Royal Gazette | Abic announces new educational award A new educational award worth a total of 90,000 is to be set up to mark the 40th anniversary of the Association of Bermuda International Companies education scheme. The Abic Educational Awards Alumni Award will be funded by a give back campaign which aims to

Police town hall meeting in Babonneau

Source: St. Lucia Times | Police town hall meeting in Babonneau The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force will be hosting its “Meet The Commissioner” town hall meeting on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 at 6: 00 p.m. in Babonneau. The meeting will take place at the Babonneau Community Center. All residents of Babonneau and environs are

Students in alleged attack on Police granted bail

Source: St. Lucia Times | Students in alleged attack on Police granted bail The Principal of the Babonneau Secondary School, Terrence Fernelon, has spoken of the need to ‘tread carefully’ when dealing with authority, especially in view of the lawlessness and breakdown in discipline that is currently prevalent in the society. He spoke in the aftermath

Linden-Lethem Road improvement project to commence soon

Source: iNews Guyana | Linden-Lethem Road improvement project to commence soon …as Guyana, UK work towards completion of phase 1 Construction of the first phase of the Linden-Lethem Road Project is expected to commence soon as the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) and the United Kingdom Government work closely towards its success. A section of Linden-Lethem

Nobel Laureate Festival Winds Down

Source: The Voice | Nobel Laureate Festival Winds Down Nuggets of Excellence Continue To Emerge. AS this year’s Nobel Laureate Festival winds down, organizers are placing increased emphasis or peculiar attributes serve to showcase the island’s talents, resolve and spirit. Over the past few days, audiences were treated to several bouts of artistic expressions that

Teo Ah-Khing – Master Developer

Source: The Voice | Teo Ah-Khing – Master Developer Pearl of The Caribbean-5. THE DSH website says that the company was founded in 2012 as a Hong Kong registered management and investment company in the equine business. The website also says that the company is wholly-owned by TAK, which is Teo Ah Khing’s architecture firm.

Andre Russell banned for one year

Source: iNews Guyana | Andre Russell banned for one year West Indies allrounder Andre Russell has been banned for one year from cricket for a whereabouts clause violation by an independent anti-doping panel in Kingston. The ban is effective from January 31, 2017 and will last until January 30, 2018. A three-member tribunal comprising Hugh

Wells & Huddersfield To Face Manchester City

Source: Bernews | Wells & Huddersfield To Face Manchester City Bermuda’s Nahki Wells and his Huddersfield Town teammates are set to face Manchester City in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup.The club’s announcement said, “Huddersfield Town will face Manchester City at the John Smith’s Stadium in the Fifth Round of the Emirates FA Cup.“England

Woman of the Week – Sanue Joseph

Source: The Voice | Woman of the Week – Sanue Joseph You know the way that the average person would simply die of boredom if they dared to try to watch ONLY local television for a week? Well after today, you can thank our WOTW for swooping in like the Super Shero that she is,

St. Omers’ Art Now On Show

Source: The Voice | St. Omers’ Art Now On Show Mexican, Spanish Embassies Host Tribute Exhibition. THE works of the late iconic painter, Sir Dunstan St. Omer, and his relatives are now on show at the Mexican Embassy at Vigie as the embassies of Mexico and Spain host “St. Omer – A Family of Artists”,

Commonwealth Status: A History of Rejection by the U.S.

Source: Puerto Rico Report | Commonwealth Status: A History of Rejection by the U.S. Puerto Rico’s pro-“commonwealth” political party is pushing to include a “commonwealth” option on the ballot of a plebiscite that the territory’s legislature is scheduling to take place on June 11, 2017.  Legislation to authorize the plebiscite is advancing through the Puerto Rican legislature.

Fatal Accident along John Compton Highway

Source: St. Lucia Times | Fatal Accident along John Compton Highway Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Monday, January 30, 2017, about 7:30p.m. along the John Compton Highway. The incident involved a truck registration number TE 1824, and a pedestrian, namely, Zane Phillip, a twenty two (22) year old

VOICES – Celebrating Sir Derek Walcott

Source: The Voice | VOICES – Celebrating Sir Derek Walcott ANOTHER year.Another January 23. Another birthday celebration of our living Nobel Laureate at the Victorian mansion on the Hill of Fortune, courtesy of the tireless Nobel Laureate Festival Committee and hosted by a welcoming Governor General. I expect it is always, for those present, a

Dead pelicans wash ashore in La Brea

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Dead pelicans wash ashore in La Brea Radhica SookrajPublished: Tuesday, January 31, 2017Dead pelicans are continuing to wash ashore on the beaches of La Brea more than a week after oil pellets and sheets of crude oil surfaced off Carat Shed Beach, Coffee Beach, Station Beach and Point Sable. However, president of the La Brea

ABIC To Offer New Alumni Education Award

Source: Bernews | ABIC To Offer New Alumni Education Award 2017 will mark the 40th Anniversary of the ABIC Education Awards formerly known as the International Companies Education Awards [ICEA].In celebration of 40 years of continuous financial support to Bermudian students at the university level, a special alumni education award, The ABICEA Alumni Award, has

GG sends condolences following fatal crash

Source: Nation Newspaper | GG sends condolences following fatal crash GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Elliott Belgrave has sent condolences to his Vincentian counterpart Frederick Ballantyne and the people of Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines on the tragic loss of three teenage…

Buckley’s Uprising Led To The Unification Of A People, Says Prime Minister Harris

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Buckley’s Uprising Led To The Unification Of A People, Says Prime Minister Harris Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 31, 2017 (SKNIS): Reflecting on the Buckley’s Riots of January1935, Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said, at a recent commemoration ceremony at Buckley’s Estate, that is it critically important that

Three Young Males Charged for Assaulting Police Officer

Source: St. Lucia Times | Three Young Males Charged for Assaulting Police Officer On Monday, January 30, 2017, about 3:30p.m. an officer attached to the Babonneau Police Station was physically assaulted whilst intervening in an incident involving three sixteen year old males. The three males were arrested and detained at the Babonneau Police Station as

Column: “Thank You For Saving My Life’

Source: Bernews | Column: “Thank You For Saving My Life’ [Written by Larry Burchall]On, Monday 23rd January 2017, around 2:30pm, Rick Meens was on Court Street riding past the bank branch.He saw a small crowd gathering around a man who was on the ground. He noted that someone was applying a cloth to the man’s

Tuesdays At Sol Petroleum: Seniors Get 10% Off

Source: Bernews | Tuesdays At Sol Petroleum: Seniors Get 10% Off Sol Petroleum Bermuda Ltd. and its family of Esso service stations has partnered with Age Concern and launched a promotion that offers seniors a discount on fuel for 8 weeks.Every Tuesday, from January 31st until March 21st, seniors or anyone 50 years old [or

Digicel Launches New App for Music Lovers – d’Music

Source: The St. Lucia Star | Digicel Launches New App for Music Lovers – d’Music As the region’s leader in telecommunications and entertainment, Digicel has unveiled yet another amazing product offering to the Saint Lucian market. Digicel prepaid customers will now be able to stream and download from a catalogue of over 25 million songs

Caribbean Entrepreneur Launches Regional Farming Website

Source: St. Lucia Times | Caribbean Entrepreneur Launches Regional Farming Website Monday January 23, 2017, St. Lucian start-up “Tri Farm Company Ltd.” launched a new online platform. The new website, ‘trifarmltd.com’ connects producers and buyers of agricultural products in a novel way. The online portal is built on a predictive model which allows farmers to input

Andre Russell banned for 12 months

Source: Stabroek News | Andre Russell banned for 12 months KINGSTON,  (Reuters) – West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was banned on Tuesday for one year for a doping whereabouts rule violation.

Miners write President for urgent meeting

Source: Stabroek News | Miners write President for urgent meeting Miners have written President David Granger imploring him to rethink new tax measures which they say will squeeze the life out of the industry and they are seeking an urgent meeting with him.

V.F. South Take Flow Plate

Source: The Voice | V.F. South Take Flow Plate Anse la Raye Defeated In Veterans Finals. VIEUX FORT South continued where they left off last year with three national titles to emerge champions of the 2016/2017 Veterans in Sports Inc. when they defeated Anse la Raye 2-1 to get a first hold of the FLOW

Haiti – Economy : Inflation to 14.3% (December 2016)

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Economy : Inflation to 14.3% (December 2016) For the month of December 2016, the General Index of Consumer Prices amounted to 288.9 against 285.5 in November 2016 and recorded a monthly change in monthly inflation of + 1.2 % And 14.3%…

Minister wants ‘draconian’ laws against illegal guns

Source: St. Lucia Times | Minister wants ‘draconian’ laws against illegal guns National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has called for draconian legislation that would cause persons to think twice before obtaining illegal guns. The statement comes against the backdrop of a worrying eleven homicides so far for this year. Francis has said that a penalty

Under-15 Football Gets Underway

Source: The Voice | Under-15 Football Gets Underway OVER 300 young aspiring footballers from across the island will showcase their talents in the Saint Lucia Football Association-sponsored Sports Online National Under-15 Tournament which kicked off on Sunday at the Phillip Marcellin Ground. The young men will attempt to demonstrate their skills to the technical staff

Kevon Cooper To Have Nose Surgery

Source: The Voice | Kevon Cooper To Have Nose Surgery ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan. 30. CMC – Trinidadian all-rounder Kevon Cooper is set to undergo surgery here after sustaining a broken nose in an on-field collision during Sunday’s night Regional Super50 game between Leeward Islands Hurricanes and Windward Islands Volcanoes at Coolidge Cricket Ground. The

Powell, Joseph Blow Away Volcanoes

Source: The Voice | Powell, Joseph Blow Away Volcanoes Windwards Lose Second In a Row. ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A flamboyant career-best century from captain Kieran Powell and a devastating six-wicket haul from Test speedster Alzarri Joseph inspired Leeward Islands Hurricanes to a crushing 184-run victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes, as they racked up

Ferrari, Marcellin Top Boxing Awards

Source: The Voice | Ferrari, Marcellin Top Boxing Awards NATHAN Ferrari and Lyndell Marcellin were declared Junior and senior “Boxers of the Year” by the The Saint Lucia Boxing Association (SLBA) at its annual awards ceremony at AubergeSeraphine Hotel last Thursday. SLBA’s Public Relations Officer, Shannon Lebourne, said Ferrari, who won eight medals in 2016,

The Bahamas Forms Historic Wedding Council

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The Bahamas Forms Historic Wedding Council Tourism executives for the Islands of The Bahamas came together recently at the Renaissance Hotel in Plantation, Florida to form the Bahamas Wedding Council. The group believed to be the first of its kind for the Caribbean is made up of Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Mother ‘told to prove lactation’

Source: St. Lucia Times | Mother ‘told to prove lactation’ BBC:-A woman has filed a complaint with German police alleging she was told to squeeze her breast at airport security to prove she was lactating. Gayathiri Bose told the BBC she was “humiliated” by the experience and would explore formal legal action. She said police

Insurance Careers Month To Kick Off On Feb 1

Source: Bernews | Insurance Careers Month To Kick Off On Feb 1 The second annual Insurance Careers Month kicks off Feb. 1, 2017, rallying young insurance professionals around the world to share pride in their careers and stimulate interest in the industry among their peers.First organized in 2016, the objective of Insurance Careers Month is

PM & Fitzgerald Scoff at Minnis

Source: Jones Bahamas | PM & Fitzgerald Scoff at Minnis Prime Minister Christie and Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald scoffed at Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis’ claims that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is grasping at straws after having welcomed nine former Free National Movement (FNM) members and supporters. “A party with the heritage of

New Academy for Behavior Challenged Students

Source: Jones Bahamas | New Academy for Behavior Challenged Students In the wake of violence in schools especially among young boys, Prime Minister Perry Christie noted that an academy for those with behavioral challenges is in the making as he wants better for the youth of the nation. His remarks came as he delivered the

Legal Action On US Officer Possible

Source: Jones Bahamas | Legal Action On US Officer Possible In the wake of allegations that The Bahamas has very strong ties to terrorism by a US INTEL officer, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell is hinting that some legal action may be in place. Malcolm Nance on Saturday made the serious claim while sitting as

Fire At Magistrate Courts

Source: Jones Bahamas | Fire At Magistrate Courts Firefighters were alerted sometime around 6:00 a.m. yesterday to a fire at the Nassau Street Magistrates Court Complex causing a slight delay in business at the courts. Fire Chief Superintendent Walter Evans says fire officials arrived on the scene in time to put out the blaze before

Image Modeling launches Fresh Face Designer Competition

Source: iWitness News | Image Modeling launches Fresh Face Designer Competition The Image Modelling Agency has launched their 2017 Fresh Face of Fashion Emerging Designer’s Competition. The agency is hoping to uncover new and upcoming designers here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and provide them the opportunity to show their … Continue reading →

Job Fair Saturday

Source: The Voice | Job Fair Saturday Bridging Gap Between Education, Employment. AS Nobel Laureates’ festival comes to a close and a spirit of achievement and excellence washes over the nation, a team of consultants and volunteers at AdVizze Consulting Inc, a business development firm, makes the final arrangements for its nonprofit Job Fair Expo

Sexual Consent Age Under Discussion

Source: The Voice | Sexual Consent Age Under Discussion Talks about increasing the age of sexual consent from 16 to 18 years have emerged in government with a view to reducing crimes committed by juveniles. The post Sexual Consent Age Under Discussion appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Grenada Cracks Down On Dangerous Dogs

Source: The Voice | Grenada Cracks Down On Dangerous Dogs Grenadian authorities say they are cracking down on people involved in breeding dangerous dogs warning that violators of the Dangerous Dogs Act could be jailed for six months… The post Grenada Cracks Down On Dangerous Dogs appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice

DNA Urges Gov’t To Increase Gun Licenses

Source: Jones Bahamas | DNA Urges Gov’t To Increase Gun Licenses Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Business President Ben Albury is suggesting free and upstanding Bahamian citizens – should they be in good standing with the law – be allowed to obtain firearm licenses with ease.   Noting the uptick in crime, especially the incidents involving

Bahamas To Host Small Island Development Conference

Source: Jones Bahamas | Bahamas To Host Small Island Development Conference The Bahamas has been tapped to host a symposium for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) under the theme “Implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Small Island Developing States Equipping public institutions and mobilizing partnerships.” The announcement was made yesterday in a press conference

UWI Pays Tribute To Prof. George Eaton

Source: The Voice | UWI Pays Tribute To Prof. George Eaton THE University of the West Indies, Open Campus has paid tribute to the late Professor George E. Eaton, Caribbean scholar and public servant. The post UWI Pays Tribute To Prof. George Eaton appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Electricity Standards

Source: The Voice | Electricity Standards THE Ministry of Infrastructure is seeking to maintain high standards in the electricity sector. A recently held meeting of licensed wiremen.. The post Electricity Standards appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Opposition victory

Source: Cana News | Opposition victory Dr. Samuel Joseph BRADES, Montserrat, Jan 31, CMC… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login

Man freed of rape charge

Source: iNews Guyana | Man freed of rape charge Ewart Hodge was on Monday freed of a 2012 rape charge after a jury returned with an 11-1 verdict of not guilty on a charge of raping an underage female. Ewart Hodge was found not guilty of rape on Monday afternoon The State’s case, led by

Not just for men

Source: Barbados Today | Not just for men Erectile dysfunction is more than just a man’s problem. This was the key message coming out of one of a series of Man Talk discussions held at the Cave Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church. General medical practitioner Dr Adrian Lorde presented national statistics that show 52 per cent of

Bahamas refutes US TV ‘terrorists’ report

Source: St. Lucia Times | Bahamas refutes US TV ‘terrorists’ report Trinidad Express:-The Bahamas government has rubbished a report on the American television network MSNBC that the terrorist group, ISIS, has members in the Caribbean Community (Caricom) country. Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell in a statement late Sunday said he had held discussions with Prime Minister

Person of the Year: Readers’ Choice

Source: The St. Lucia Star | Person of the Year: Readers’ Choice Our recent Year in Review online poll resulted in a flood of responses from readers all keen to share their choice of STAR Person of the Year for 2016. The responses ranged from politicians and musicians, to athletes and other ordinary citizens. This

‘Vincie’ Students Killed in B’dos Accident

Source: The Voice | ‘Vincie’ Students Killed in B’dos Accident Three students, who were due to return to their homes in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were among four people killed early Sunday in a two-vehicle accident that also claimed the life of a Barbadian national. The post ‘Vincie’ Students Killed in B’dos Accident appeared

IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 Tickets Now Available

Source: Bahamas Weekly | IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 Tickets Now Available The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of The IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 today released ticket prices for the third edition of the event set for April 22-23, 2017 at The Thomas A Robinson National Stadium. Single session tickets range from 15 dollars to

I Stayed in the United States

Source: Havana Times | I Stayed in the United States In September, I crossed over the pond and came to the US as I had been invited to attend a journalism-related event. After many doubts and going over and over the topic in my mind, I finally decided to stay here, taking advantage of the

Natty Conqueror In Concert Friday

Source: The Voice | Natty Conqueror In Concert Friday A HOME-GROWN St Lucian reggae artiste who has been involved in music for the past 19 years is ready to breakout. The post Natty Conqueror In Concert Friday appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Flow TV To Be Rebranded

Source: The Voice | Flow TV To Be Rebranded FLOW has announced the rebranding of its FLOW TV suite of channels to FLOW 1 “to bring a refreshing upgrade to an already innovative TV product”. The post Flow TV To Be Rebranded appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

City building codes being reviewed- Bureau of Standards

Source: iNews Guyana | City building codes being reviewed- Bureau of Standards The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) has begun the process of reviewing Guyana’s current building codes, which had been implemented since 1999. According to the Executive Director of GNBS, Candelle Walcott-Bostwick, there are a number of building codes in Guyana and all

Business Awards Winners Impress P.M.

Source: The Voice | Business Awards Winners Impress P.M. PRIME MINISTER Allen Chastanet said he was heartened by the perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit exhibited by the winners – and nominees – in this year’s St. Lucia Business Awards held last Saturday.. The post Business Awards Winners Impress P.M. appeared first on St. Lucia News From

Digicel to implement VAT on data services from February 1

Source: iNews Guyana | Digicel to implement VAT on data services from February 1 A pronouncement made by Public Communications Minister Cathy Hughes, following the presentation of the 2017 National Budget last December, indicating that Value Added Tax (VAT) will be placed on data services, is now becoming a reality, following an announcement by Digicel

Guyana: Soldiers allegedly rape girl

Source: St. Lucia Times | Guyana: Soldiers allegedly rape girl Demerara Waves:-A 15-year old girl was allegedly raped by three soldiers of the Guyana Defence Force on Saturday at one of the country’s military bases, police confirmed. The GDF late Monday night said it was aware of the allegation against three of its ranks and

Credibility in current politics

Source: Barbados Today | Credibility in current politics The statements of our political leaders are supposed to be such that we as citizens are able to order our lives and make choices from the trivial and mundane to the deeply personal and consequential. As a result, credibility should be the mantra of any politician who

Haiti – Diplomacy : The «Core Group» welcomes the 29 January elections

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Diplomacy : The «Core Group» welcomes the 29 January elections The « Core Group » commends the Provisional Electoral Council, the Government of Haiti and the Haitian National Police for their leadership in creating a conducive environment for the holding of these elections…

Anthony Promises ‘NO PEACE’

Source: The Voice | Anthony Promises ‘NO PEACE’ FORMER Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has warned there would not be “peace in St. Lucia’ if the government does not renegotiate the controversial multi-billion dollar Desert Star Holding (DSH) project… The post Anthony Promises ‘NO PEACE’ appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St.

Haiti – Miss Universe 2017 : Rain of congratulations on Raquel Pelissier

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Miss Universe 2017 : Rain of congratulations on Raquel Pelissier Since the election on Monday of our Haitian beauty Raquel Pelissier as 1st runner-up of the 65th Edition of the prestigious international competition of Miss Universe 2017, the congratulations continue to multiply…

Bartica Massacre trial: Defence begins closing arguments

Source: iNews Guyana | Bartica Massacre trial: Defence begins closing arguments As the Bartica Massacre trial nears its end, Defence Attorneys Roger Yearwood and Shaphier Husain presented their closing arguments for Mark Royden Williams and Dennis “Anaconda” Williams at the Demerara High Court on Monday. However, the court was once again told that “Anaconda” is

Antigua: Digicel gets conditional hike

Source: St. Lucia Times | Antigua: Digicel gets conditional hike Antigua Observer:-  The government has authorised Digicel to proceed with a conditional increase and will give the telecommunications company an opportunity to present a statutory declaration. The statutory declaration is the legal document that will be used to satisfy the legal requirement for the rate hike, if

The challenge of Trump

Source: Barbados Today | The challenge of Trump I spent 30 years in the Barbados diplomatic service and when it came to relations with the United States, my realistic view, from the perspective of a small state in the Caribbean, was that from the best and worst, you could expect from Washington benign neglect or malign

<a href="/article/news/20170131/rude-note-left-after-thieves-raid-tree-retired-cop-wants-justice-loss">Rude note left after thieves 'raid' tree – Retired cop wants justice for loss of jimbilins </a>

Source: Jamaica Star | <a href=”/article/news/20170131/rude-note-left-after-thieves-raid-tree-retired-cop-wants-justice-loss”>Rude note left after thieves ‘raid’ tree – Retired cop wants justice for loss of jimbilins </a> Rude note left after thieves ‘raid’ tree – Retired cop wants justice for loss of jimbilins

Yellow stands out at Wesley Hall

Source: Nation Newspaper | Yellow stands out at Wesley Hall LANICIA HAREWOOD and Kevion Newton guided Yellow House to their third consecutive victory at the Wesley Hall inter-house championships at the National Stadium yesterday. In a hard-fought contest, Yellow…

Study finds low risk of illegal fishing

Source: The Royal Gazette | Study finds low risk of illegal fishing A satellite study of the islands Exclusive Economic Zone has revealed little evidence of illegal fishing, according to the Ministry of the Environment. A statement by the ministry said that they had recently received a preliminary analysis of three years worth of Automatic

Haiti – Diplomacy : Attack in Quebec, reactions from Haiti

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Diplomacy : Attack in Quebec, reactions from Haiti « The Embassy of Haiti in Canada has learned with as much indignation as deep sadness, the stunning news of the murderous attack perpetrated on Sunday evening against a mosque in Quebec City…

Haiti – Elections : Preliminary report of the EOM-OAS

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Elections : Preliminary report of the EOM-OAS The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the OAS headed by Uruguayan Ambassador Juan Raúl Ferreira, deployed 77 observers and specialists from 21 countries who visited a total of 285 voting centers in all 10 departments of the country…

‘Keep young offenders away from hardcore criminals’

Source: St. Lucia Times | ‘Keep young offenders away from hardcore criminals’ Young offenders should be kept away from ‘hardcore’ criminals, National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis has said. Francis, a former Deputy Police Commissioner, told reporters yesterday that under the law, young persons who commit crimes can be charged as adults. “But ideally it shouldn’t

CANTO Welcomes Delegates at 33rd AGM in Curaçao

Source: Suriname Times | CANTO Welcomes Delegates at 33rd AGM in Curaçao Willemstad  Curaçao, one of the Caribbean’s best kept secret is the location of CANTO’s 33rd Annual General Meeting. The event is co-hosted by United Telecommunication Services and Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post and is being held at the Renaissance Resort & Casino, Curacao. From

Trump, the USA and Cuba’s Problems

Source: Havana Times | Trump, the USA and Cuba’s Problems Cuba is just an island and even though it isn’t at the heart of the US agenda we are a neighboring country which has strategic value in many regards (economic, military and even political). You don’t have to be a chauvinist to accept that, all

‘Scamacca terug naar Italië’

Source: Suriname Times | ‘Scamacca terug naar Italië’ De kans is groot dat Gianluca Scamacca PSV zonder minuten in de hoofdmacht verlaat. De Eindhovenaren praten met Sassuolo over een overname van de 18-jarige spits.Scamacca kwam in januari 2015 van AS Roma naar PSV waar hij in de jeugdopleiding ging spelen. In twee jaar schopte hij

State Audits ignored VAT – Ram

Source: iNews Guyana | State Audits ignored VAT – Ram − As Tax handbook launched Charted Account and Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram has stated that the State Audits which have been conducted over the last several months did not address some of the issues related to the Value Added Tax (VAT). He made these comments at

Haiti – Elections : Legislative's preliminary results this week

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Elections : Legislative’s preliminary results this week Monday in a press conference, Robinson Chérilus, Directore General of Vote Tabulation Center indicated that at midday CTV had already received a little over 35% of the 38,755 Minutes…

Breuk tussen Simeone en Carrasco op handen

Source: Suriname Times | Breuk tussen Simeone en Carrasco op handen Diego Simeone was niet blij met de houding van Yannick Carrasco rond de wedstrijd tegen Deportivo Alavés. De kans is groot dat de Belgische aanvaller komend seizoen niet meer onder Simeone zal spelen.(goal)…[+]

Sevilla waagde poging voor Payet

Source: Suriname Times | Sevilla waagde poging voor Payet Sevilla probeerde Dimitri Payet op huurbasis op te nemen van West Ham United, maar de Fransman wilde alleen weer Olympique Marseille gaan spelen en legde de mogelijkheid naast zich neer.(goal)…[+]

St Lucia government’s ‘alternative fact sheet’ (commentary)

Source: St. Lucia News Online | St Lucia government’s ‘alternative fact sheet’ (commentary) The post St Lucia government’s ‘alternative fact sheet’ (commentary) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. COMMENTARY – It took seven months for the prime minister and minister of finance Allen Chastanet to sort out his administration’s economic ethos and principles.  However,

Iran: rakettest niet strijdig met resolutie

Source: Suriname Times | Iran: rakettest niet strijdig met resolutie TEHERAN – Iran bevestigt noch ontkent het bericht uit Amerika dat het zondag een ballistische raket heeft getest. Hoe dan ook vallen de Iraanse raketten niet onder het nucleaire akkoord dat Iran met zes wereldmogendheden heeft gesloten, noch onder een resolutie van de Veiligheidsraad van

Pay fine or do time, man told

Source: Barbados Today | Pay fine or do time, man told Two months – no extensions. That’s how long 28-year-old Damonn Liamm Bascombe has been granted to pay a $1,500 fine to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. If the unemployed man, who is listed on the police charge sheet as having no fixed place of

Corporate service providers may need more insurance

Source: The Royal Gazette | Corporate service providers may need more insurance Corporate services providers may have to up their insurance cover in the wake of new government regulations, an island insurance firm warned yesterday. Freisenbruch-Meyer said that the new rules, which come into effect at the start of October, were designed to ensure that

Validus to pay 127m for US crop insurer

Source: The Royal Gazette | Validus to pay 127m for US crop insurer Island-based Validus Holdings has splashed out 127. 5 million to buy up a US specialist crop insurer. The firm and American Archer Daniels Midland Company have struck a deal for Validus to take over its Crop Risk Services arm, based in Illinois.

Cameras put national bird on global stage

Source: The Royal Gazette | Cameras put national bird on global stage Bermudas national bird will be showcased to an international audience after LookBermudas award-winning Nonsuch Expeditions CahowCam project teamed up with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Cornell has an extensive network of livestreaming cameras and an audience of millions of viewers. The partnership will

Skippers still fighting fit at 86

Source: The Royal Gazette | Skippers still fighting fit at 86 Age? For Skipper Ingham, its only a number. At 86 he still pumps iron and teaches karate at the dojo he started in 1970. He placed second in the World Cup Finals Open Martial Arts Championships in Virginia this month his competitors were half

Baron to roll out counter-gang strategy

Source: The Royal Gazette | Baron to roll out counter-gang strategy Senator Jeff Baron has vowed to continue investing in community outreach programmes and Bermudian talent to tackle the scourge of gang and gun violence. The Minister for National Security revealed that the counter-gang strategy Operation Ceasefire would be rolled out across the island in

International shock waves of the Trump variety

Source: The Royal Gazette | International shock waves of the Trump variety Much of the world is in a state of shock over immigration policies implemented by the new administration of the United States, as President Donald Trump, with the stroke of a pen, carried out a threat that he hammered home while campaigning for

Lighthouse eatery to reopen after renovation

Source: The Royal Gazette | Lighthouse eatery to reopen after renovation The Dining Room at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is to reopen tomorrow after major renovations. The Southampton restaurant, known for its breathtaking views as well as fine dining, has been shut for four months for a revamp. Odilio Angeli, head of Dining Bermuda, which also

BEST to join forces with Greenrock

Source: The Royal Gazette | BEST to join forces with Greenrock The Bermuda Environmental Sustainable Taskforce is hoping to fight off its financial troubles by collaborating with fellow environmental watchdog Greenrock. President Stuart Hayward, who said he had been uplifted by the community reaction since BEST revealed its cash shortage at the end of last

MP pays tribute to kind and humble soul

Source: The Royal Gazette | MP pays tribute to kind and humble soul Government MP Glen Smith has paid tribute to shooting victim Jahni Outerbridge, describing the 31-year-old Cedar Park resident as a kind and humble soul. Mr Smith told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt he was deeply shocked and saddened to hear Mr Outerbridge had been

Koning Filip bezorgd over Trump en Brexit

Source: Suriname Times | Koning Filip bezorgd over Trump en Brexit BRUSSEL – De Belgische koning Filip heeft zich dinsdag opvallend uitgelaten over de Brexit en de uitkomst van de Amerikaanse verkiezingen, overigens zonder de landen te noemen. „Het jaar 2016 zullen we ons voor altijd herinneren als het jaar waarin twee grote bevriende landen

Rel over boeien vijfjarig jongetje in VS

Source: Suriname Times | Rel over boeien vijfjarig jongetje in VS WASHINGTON – De Amerikaanse regering heeft maandag de aanhouding verdedigd van een vijfjarig jongetje op Dulles Airport in Washington. Het kind werd zaterdag geboeid en urenlang vastgehouden. Het jongetje heeft een Iraanse moeder en werd vastgezet op basis van het inreisverbod. In de Verenigde

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