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March 29, 2017

Archives for February 2017

Mazaruni miners busted with unlicenced firearm, ammo

Source: iNews Guyana | Mazaruni miners busted with unlicenced firearm, ammo This twelve-gauge single barrel shotgun and two (2) live matching cartridges were found on the miners Police say they have arrested two miners who were found with an unlicenced firearm and matching ammunition yesterday at Aruba Backdam, Mazaruni. Ranks in ‘F’ Division whilst on

Definitive action on GuySuCo

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Definitive action on GuySuCo …Cabinet to announce policy position on GuySuCo GOVERNMENT on Tuesday took definitive actions on several major issues and there is now greater clarity among all ministers, President David Granger has said. He made the disclosure on the sidelines of a ministerial conference at State House, the Ministry

Surujbally leaves GECOM

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Surujbally leaves GECOM -urges revamp of commission -suggests Guyana can assist Haiti’s electoral process Quoting Martin Luther King’s “Free at last , Thank God Almighty I’m free at last “ on his last day on the job, outgoing Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) , Dr Steve Surujbally, is calling

Jagdeo to submit new GECOM list

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Jagdeo to submit new GECOM list After over one month of stalemate, Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has written President David Granger indicating that he will be submitting a new list of nominees for the post of chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. In a statement the People’s Progress Party (PPP) said

WCB man jailed for choking wife

Source: Guyana Chronicle | WCB man jailed for choking wife A TWENTY eight-year-old man was on Tuesday sentenced to nine months in prison for assaulting and threatening his reputed wife. He appeared at the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court where he received three months in prison for choking his reputed wife and six months for threatening her

Community outreach in Vieux Fort

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Community outreach in Vieux Fort The post Community outreach in Vieux Fort appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PRESS RELEASE – The Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) of the Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs will be hosting a Business Community Outreach in

Raise your standard of service-RHOs told

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Raise your standard of service-RHOs told THE first Regional Health Officers and Programme Heads Meeting for 2017 opened on Tuesday at Regency Suites with calls for health professionals across the country to raise the standards of services offered to citizens. Themed: “Collaboratively we build a resilient health care system that is

Planter of fake SOPs still a mystery

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Planter of fake SOPs still a mystery …Surujbally urges media to pursue matter relentlessly Outgoing Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr Steve Surujbally, has urged the media to be “relentless” in pursuing the origin of fake Statement of Polls (SOPs) that were discovered during the May 2015 general and

GGDMA takes aim at syndicates

Source: Guyana Chronicle | GGDMA takes aim at syndicates …calls them “new hustlers” seeking lands Although not offering its full support the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Tuesday extended “best wishes” to the newly formed syndicates that have popped up across the country even as it sought to clarify its position on

Guyana welcomes appointment of officer to mediate border controversy

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Guyana welcomes appointment of officer to mediate border controversy President David Granger said that the Government of Guyana welcomes the recent announcement by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres,of the appointment of Mr. Dag Halvor Nylander, a Norwegian diplomat as his Personal Representative on the border controversy between Guyana

Alleged mastermind in Berbice execution remanded

Source: iNews Guyana | Alleged mastermind in Berbice execution remanded The alleged mastermind shielding her face in the Court compound today The woman who was identified as the alleged mastermind of the Tain Settlement murder where a 45-year-old domestic worker was executed in her own home, was today charged with the indictable offence. The accused,

S.S.B. Making Investment, Not Helping Government

Source: Channel 5 Belize | S.S.B. Making Investment, Not Helping Government The former Government C.E.O. does not claim to know the Government’s motivations for making this offer at this time, although Prime Minister Dean Barrow confirmed last week that Government always intended to sell more of its capital in B.T.L. and B.E.L. to S.S.B. and

The People’s Referendum, Five Years After

Source: Channel 5 Belize | The People’s Referendum, Five Years After It has been five years since thousands of Belizeans voted in an unofficial referendum called “The People’s Referendum” coordinated and spearheaded by The Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage and Oceana Belize. The initiative was to send a clear message to Government about how

Drone Warning Ahead of La Ruta Maya Race

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Drone Warning Ahead of La Ruta Maya Race The use of drones has become more prevalent—both for private and commercial use. Today, a notice was issued to drone operators by the regulatory body charged with oversight of aviation activities in Belize’s airspace. In its advisory, the Department of Civil Aviation

Regulations in Place to Manage Drone Usage

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Regulations in Place to Manage Drone Usage Nigel Carter There are general rules that apply for all drone operations. The aerial vehicle can only be flown to a maximum height of four hundred feet and closer to aerodromes, that altitude is reduced. Among a long list of guidelines, it is

Why S.S.B. Needs Your Money to Pay for Pension Increase

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Why S.S.B. Needs Your Money to Pay for Pension Increase Pensioners have been granted a five-percent increase in their monies offered by the Social Security Board for those earning more than three hundred and twenty dollars per week, to match the rising cost of living.  But for a second five-percent

Outstanding Cadet Recognized by Police

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Outstanding Cadet Recognized by Police Precinct Three Police today recognized an outstanding cadet from their corps of thirty. After performing exceptionally well, an eleven year old was selected as the best cadet for the month of January. Today we spoke with Assistant Superintendent Anaceli Petillo, the Deputy Commander of Precinct

Not impressed

Source: Barbados Today | Not impressed Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler failed to assuage the fears of the private sector, even as he told Barbadians at a news conference Monday there was no need to panic over the state of the economy. President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Eddy Abed told Barbados

Celebrating the Life of Leela Vernon

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Celebrating the Life of Leela Vernon Leela Vernon As the country prepares to put her to rest, Leela Vernon’s sprit was alive on Monday night.  A tribute to honor the iconic ambassador of Belizean Creole culture took place at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts; the lineup of artists

Final Farewell to Bishop O.P. Martin

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Final Farewell to Bishop O.P. Martin Osmond Martin Beloved Bishop Emeritus OP Martin was laid to rest at Belmopan’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral, as was his wish. The Bishop had been ailing for some time and passed away on February sixteenth in his hometown Dangriga.  In life, he touched

Why only Mark?

Source: Barbados Today | Why only Mark? The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is accusing Government of a lack of transparency in the awarding of contracts to build new berths at the Bridgetown port. Even worse, Opposition Member of Parliament for St Michael North Ronald Toppin said, was that the Freundel Stuart administration seemed to

FIGUERA: Ann

Source: Trinidad Guardian | FIGUERA: Ann Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017FIGUERA: Ann passed away peacefully on Wednesday 22nd February 2017. Daughter of Celca Cipriani (deceased). Wife of Wilfred Figuera (deceased). Mother of Jami (Renee), Paul (Gina), Christopher (deceased), Gillian (Kevin) and Miguel (Nicole). Grandmother of Faye, Christiaan, Anastasia, Zachary and Amara. Sister of Marilyn Bleasdell and

FRANCE – 42,000 supporters say ‘Obama for president’

Source: Barbados Today | FRANCE – 42,000 supporters say ‘Obama for president’ PARIS – An online petition urging Barack Obama to stand in the French election has attracted more than 42,000 supporters. Campaign posters reading “Oui, on peut” – a translation of the former US president’s popular 2008 campaign slogan, “Yes, we can” – have

ASSUE: MONICA

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ASSUE: MONICA Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017ASSUE: MONICA passed away peacefully on Wednesday 22nd February, 2017. Former wife of Frank Assue. Mother of Stephen (deceased), Susan, Michael, Richard, Peter, Sean and Ronald. Grandmother of Jarron and 13 others. Greatgrandmother of 1. Sister of 7. Dear friend of Shaffina Habib, Cynthia Thomas and

Forty Days: A human cycle of change?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Forty Days: A human cycle of change? Christine DalkanPublished: Tuesday, February 28, 2017There is a common misconception that Ash Wednesday was introduced as a way to atone for the extreme frolicking of the Carnival season. However, Father Matthew D’Hereaux puts this myth to rest when he says: “There is no link between

JAMAICA – INDECOM worried about police shootings

Source: Barbados Today | JAMAICA – INDECOM worried about police shootings KINGSTON – With 31 people killed by the police just two months into 2017, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it is worried that the country could record more than 200 such killings for the year. According to statistics released yesterday by INDECOM

Yellow fever

Source: Barbados Today | Yellow fever Yellow House took over the reins as the new champions of Queen’s College inter-house sports Tuesday, leaving last year’s winners Blue vex. There was no clear winner initially on track as the battle went right down to the very end at the National Stadium with neither the Yellow Panthers

‘Arm’ yourselves, bash those bookies

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘Arm’ yourselves, bash those bookies Jeffrey RossPublished: Tuesday, February 28, 2017The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special Armandihan represents a rock-solid time-handicap nap for a 3-y-o Maiden Stakes over the straight Newcastle tapeta mile tonight; an absence of 138 days is a matter of indifference for this twice-raced Kevin Ryan-trained Zoffany colt. Although both

No improvement in Super50, argues Sir Andy

Source: Trinidad Guardian | No improvement in Super50, argues Sir Andy Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017ST JOHN’S, Antigua— The outspoken Antiguan especially warned about reading too much into the big totals during the tournament staged in Barbados and in Antigua, contending they were achieved at the small Coolidge Cricket Ground here and against “weak” sides, and

Dowrich, Cummins trimmed from ODI squad

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Dowrich, Cummins trimmed from ODI squad Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017West Indies have trimmed their ODI squad for the upcoming three-match series against England from 15 to 13, leaving out Shane Dowrich and Miguel Cummins from the group that has been training in Antigua with new coach Stuart Law. Dowrich, the 25-year-old

Daylight Saving Time begins March 12th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Daylight Saving Time begins March 12th The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Daylight Saving Time will commence on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. and will continue until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The public is reminded to put their clocks forward.

Adams endorses review of ‘unsustainable’ eligibility rule

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Adams endorses review of ‘unsustainable’ eligibility rule Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017BASSETERRE, St Kitts— The former Test captain, who has replaced Englishman Richard Pybus in the role, said there was now widespread acknowledgement among stakeholders that the rule was no longer “sustainable” and could in fact be detrimental to the development of

Samuels fails as Sammy’s Zalmi suffer heartbreak

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Samuels fails as Sammy’s Zalmi suffer heartbreak Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017Marlon Samuels failed again while captain Darren Sammy was left stranded at the other end, as Peshawar Zalmi suffered a last-over heartbreak in a one-run loss to Quetta Gladiators in the first semi-final of the Pakistan Super League, yesterday. Set an

Russia, China veto Syria sanctions

Source: Barbados Today | Russia, China veto Syria sanctions DAMASCUS – Russia and China have vetoed a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons. It is the seventh time Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to protect the Syrian government. China has also vetoed six security

Arthur’s recall to national service

Source: Barbados Today | Arthur’s recall to national service It’s not yet official but former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has confirmed to Barbados TODAY that he will be shortly lending his expertise to support the sputtering economic revitalization efforts of the Freundel Stuart administration. Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler told yesterday’s news

More Revelations About The Conspiracy Against Nygard

Source: Jones Bahamas | More Revelations About The Conspiracy Against Nygard By P.J. Malone In a previous article “Lifting The Veil of The Conspiracy”, information was presented concerning the conspiracy of a number of individuals to attack and defame fashion mogul Peter Nygard with the recorded stated intent of destroying his business, his reputation, and

TRINIDAD – Murder, shootings mar J’Ouvert 2017

Source: Barbados Today | TRINIDAD – Murder, shootings mar J’Ouvert 2017 PORT OF SPAIN – Several shootings and stabbings marred J’Ouvert celebrations in Port of Spain, Newtown, Tunapuna and St. Joseph – leaving one man dead and sending several others to hospital. The lone fatality occurred just before seven am yesterday at the corner of

GOA names 24-member team for Islamic Solidarity Games

Source: Guyana Chronicle | GOA names 24-member team for Islamic Solidarity Games A TEAM of 18 participants and six officials across six respective sporting disciplines are set to make up Guyana’s contingent at the Islamic Solidarity Games which will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from May 12 to 22. With six players, table tennis will

Adams backs review of WICB `unsustainable’ eligibility rule

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Adams backs review of WICB `unsustainable’ eligibility rule BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Newly-appointed Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, has strongly backed the ongoing review of the West Indies Cricket Board’s controversial eligibility rule. The former Test captain, who has replaced Englishman Richard Pybus in the role, said there was now

Karting can teach drivers to rely on skill not power

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Karting can teach drivers to rely on skill not power Says Stephan Sookram “HAVING witnessed the first-ever Georgetown Grand Prix, organised by GT Motorsports last week, one cannot invariably deny that there is an abundance of talent here. It can be found in as young as a six-year-old. But for those

Cayman Islands 50th Ag Show

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands 50th Ag Show WHO:                         Ministry and Department of Agriculture, the Agriculture Society  WHAT:                      The 50th annual Agriculture Show  WHEN:                      Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 6a.m.  – 6.30 p.m.  WHERE:                    The Agriculture Pavilion at the Grounds PARTICIPANTS:    Acting Governor Franz Manderson,Agriculture Minister, Hon. Kurt

Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach recognized as a winner in 2017 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Beaches

Source: Cayman Eye News | Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach recognized as a winner in 2017 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Beaches Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 28 February 2017 – The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism today announced that Seven Mile Beach has been named a winner in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for

Senior Cayman Islands’ education positions confirmed

Source: Cayman Eye News | Senior Cayman Islands’ education positions confirmed Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – The Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that Ms. Lyneth Monteith has been officially appointed Director of the Department of Education Services and Ms. Cetonya Cacho has been officially appointed Deputy Chief Officer (Education Policy and Planning) in

The Editor Speaks: Shrove Tuesday

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Shrove Tuesday Today (Tue 28) is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras in French It is the day before the Lenten Season of 40 days and 40 nights begins and traditionally it is the day you eat as much as you can because

Cayman Maritime 2017 to shine spotlight on Cayman Islands’ role as the Caribbean’s leading International Maritime Centre

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Maritime 2017 to shine spotlight on Cayman Islands’ role as the Caribbean’s leading International Maritime Centre 5th Cayman Islands shipping summit strengthens local coalition working to raise Cayman’s maritime profile 28th February, George Town, Grand Cayman – The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, in collaboration with a steering committee from

Guide to STAR Trusts in the Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News | Guide to STAR Trusts in the Cayman Islands By Gary Smith Loeb Smith Cayman Islands February 27 2017 The Special Trusts (Alternative Regime) Law, 1997, now incorporated into Part VIII of the Trusts Law (2011 Revision) (the “Law”) provides the legal basis on which private purpose trusts can be established

Bolt not worried about losing more medals

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Bolt not worried about losing more medals WORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt insists he has no fear of losing further relay medals should future tests reveal doping infringements committed by teammates. Bolt and the Jamaica team were stripped of their 2008 Olympic 4x100m relay gold medal when first-leg runner Nesta Carter

Beyond the surface: From apprentice to employee

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Beyond the surface: From apprentice to employee He became a student of the Painting and Decorating program in 1969, back when The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) was known as Nassau Technical Centre.  He went on to become an apprentice and today is an employee, who says he has had

KPMG Round The Grounds Race On March 12

Source: Bernews | KPMG Round The Grounds Race On March 12 The 2017 KPMG Round the Grounds races are set to be held on Sunday, March 12 at 1.00pm.A spokesperson said, “Hot on the heels of their sponsorship of the 2017 KPMG Bermuda Front Street Mile during International Race Week, KPMG together with Mid Atlantic

Dowrich, Cummins chopped from ODI squad

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Dowrich, Cummins chopped from ODI squad ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Batsman Shane Dowrich and fast bowler Miguel Cummins have been chopped from the 15-man squad for the three One-Day Internationals against England starting here Friday. Dowrich is yet to make his debut in ODIs while fellow Barbadian Cummins has played

First GFF-Scotiabank grassroots session starts in Berbice

Source: Guyana Chronicle | First GFF-Scotiabank grassroots session starts in Berbice YOUNG boys and girls in New Amsterdam enjoyed fun football drills with free coaching at the first GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centre (ATC) grassroots session in Berbice last Saturday. At the All Saints Primary School, an enthusiastic group of boys and girls braved intermittent showers

PPP to submit 2nd list for GECOM Chairman

Source: Stabroek News | PPP to submit 2nd list for GECOM Chairman The PPP this evening said that a second list of names with nominees for the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission will be submitted to President David Granger.

Pune rank turner rated ‘poor’ by ICC

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Pune rank turner rated ‘poor’ by ICC THE quality of the pitch for Pune’s debut Test match has been rated as “poor” after Australia upset India on a rank turner at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. A report on the quality of the pitch, compiled by International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee

Starc bracing for heavier workload in second Test

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Starc bracing for heavier workload in second Test (REUTERS) – Australia paceman Mitchell Starc is bracing for a heavier workload in the second Test against India having hardly broken a sweat in his team’s romp in the series-opener in Pune. With spin twins Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon claiming 17 of

Samuels fails as Sammy’s Zalmi suffer heartbreak

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Samuels fails as Sammy’s Zalmi suffer heartbreak SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – Marlon Samuels failed again while captain Darren Sammy was left stranded at the other end, as Peshawar Zalmi suffered a last-over heartbreak in a one-run loss to Quetta Gladiators in the first semi-final of the Pakistan Super League

Disruption in Amazon's cloud service ripples through internet 

Source: Nation Newspaper | Disruption in Amazon’s cloud service ripples through internet  SAN FRANCISCO — Some web surfers on Tuesday experienced glitches on media outlets and other sites whose data is hosted by Amazon.com Inc’s popular cloud business, which Amazon said suffered a technical…

Ascendant shares rise

Source: The Royal Gazette | Ascendant shares rise Utilities firm Ascendant Group gained 35 cents to 7. 50 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. The move, equal to 4. 9 per cent, came after 2,800 shares changed hands. The Bank of Butterfield remained at 32 after 521 shares moved. On the New York Stock Exchange, the

Rihanna receives Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award

Source: Barbados Today | Rihanna receives Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award As one of the world’s most famous female singers of today, Rihanna’s contribution to the world has been plenty impactful in itself. But something fans may forget is how philanthropic the Love on the Brain singer is as well. Because of Rihanna’s work in her native island of Barbados

St Michael woman remanded to Dodds

Source: Barbados Today | St Michael woman remanded to Dodds A St Michael woman charged with perverting the course of justice was today remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds. Ashley Danica Anita Jones, 26, of Birch Path, Reagent Hill, Pinelands, St Michael allegedly committed the offence which involved Livardo Rogelio Hinds, 26, of Durants, Lodge

Audley Quallo: ‘Progression And Not Regression’

Source: Bernews | Audley Quallo: ‘Progression And Not Regression’ J. Audley Quallo delivered a speech at the PLP Founders’ Day event, noting that this year the “political parties in Bermuda will be assessed by the electorate by way of stroking a pen in a box,” and urging attendees to stroke for “equality, jobs, justice, progression

Carlyle Group exits from Butterfield Bank

Source: The Royal Gazette | Carlyle Group exits from Butterfield Bank The Carlyle Group has exited its position with Butterfield Bank after seven years as its largest shareholder. Following the closing of Butterfields registered secondary offering by a number of shareholders, Carlyle no longer own any common shares in the bank, and an investment agreement

Tourism Industry receives another major boost as Government breaks ground for a luxury five star property

Source: Antigua Chronicle | Tourism Industry receives another major boost as Government breaks ground for a luxury five star property With an ambitious plan to further improve the tourism sector this year; officials are viewing the proposed five-star Callaloo Cay Development project as a major contributor to the national economy. Speaking at a ground-breaking ceremony

Canadian National found

Source: St. Lucia Times | Canadian National found Canadian national Tyler James Rouse has been found, reliable sources have told the Times. According to information, Rouse was found in Laborie where he resides. He and his parents, Herb and Patricia Hildebrandt went to Latille falls in Micoud on a hike. It is reported that at

Awards for Ritz-Carlton, Seven Mile Beach

Source: Cayman Compass | Awards for Ritz-Carlton, Seven Mile Beach The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has received its fourth consecutive AAA Five Diamond award, and Seven Mile Beach has been recognized as one of the best beaches in the world by TripAdvisor voters.

Court of Appeal upholds stabbing sentence

Source: Cayman Compass | Court of Appeal upholds stabbing sentence Cory Godfrey Bowen lost his appeal on Tuesday against a sentence of five years and three months for wounding with intent. The victim/complainant was a man with whom Bowen’s girlfriend had a relationship.

Crown: Syed took advantage of college

Source: Cayman Compass | Crown: Syed took advantage of college Former University College of the Cayman Islands president Hassan Syed took advantage of a lack of checks and balances at the college and beyond, Crown prosecutor Patrick Moran claimed as he began his closing statement in the trial Tuesday.

Beneficial ownership registry approved

Source: Cayman Compass | Beneficial ownership registry approved The Legislative Assembly passed three bills Monday that will enable the creation of a searchable, corporate ownership registry, moving the Cayman Islands closer to compliance with a U.K. agreement established in April.

‘Haven’ director Flowers recalls actor Bill Paxton

Source: Cayman Compass | ‘Haven’ director Flowers recalls actor Bill Paxton In the wake of the recent death of Hollywood actor Bill Paxton at age 61, Caymanian filmmaker, director and screenwriter Frank E. Flowers reflected on his association with the star of his locally made film, “Haven,” in 2004.

Rape, indecent assault charges sent to Grand Court

Source: Cayman Compass | Rape, indecent assault charges sent to Grand Court A man accused of rape and indecent assault had the charges transmitted to Grand Court when he appeared in Summary Court on Monday afternoon. The defendant, 38, of a West Bay address, is accused of committing the acts on Jan. 2.

Family Centre Set To Host ‘Cycle 4 Change’

Source: Bernews | Family Centre Set To Host ‘Cycle 4 Change’ On Sunday, March 5, Family Centre will once again host their annual Cycle 4 Change event, with over 150 cyclists to take part on the Rail Trail.The Elite Ride begins at 9.45am in Dockyard and races to Ferry Reach along a route designed specifically

Labour Department promoting best practices

Source: Nation Newspaper | Labour Department promoting best practices THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S role is to give technical information and advice to employers and employees, on the most effective means of complying with labour laws and standards. Acting chief labour officer…

“Ubaldus must resign”

Source: St. Lucia News Online | “Ubaldus must resign” The post “Ubaldus must resign” appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Scores of placard-bearing protesters turned out at this morning’s Senate sitting in Castries, calling for the resignation of Senator Ubaldus Raymond, who is at the centre of a nude photo scandal. Raymond, the junior

‘Carlyle No Longer Holds Any Common Shares’

Source: Bernews | ‘Carlyle No Longer Holds Any Common Shares’ The Bank of Butterfield announced the closing of its secondary offering, and said following the closing “Carlyle no longer holds any Common Shares and the Investment Agreement between Butterfield and Carlyle has terminated.”The Bank said, “The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited today announced

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Feb 28

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Feb 28 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

BPSU Response To 2017/2018 Bermuda Budget

Source: Bernews | BPSU Response To 2017/2018 Bermuda Budget The current Budget is a “welcomed deviation from the status quo fiscal policies that we have seen in past budgets,” the Bermuda Public Services Union said, adding that the “2017/18 budget reflects the reality that the tax burden has not been equally shared in Bermuda for many years.”Finance

Happy Centenary, Puerto Rico!

Source: Puerto Rico Report | Happy Centenary, Puerto Rico! President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act, the law that gave Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship, on March 2, 1917.  That makes March 2, 2017, the 100 year anniversary of Puerto Rican citizenship in the United States. Everyone born in Puerto Rico is a U.S. citizen by

BRA advises third party providers to update filing schema

Source: Nation Newspaper | BRA advises third party providers to update filing schema THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY (BRA) is advising all third-party information providers that the facilities for filing web forms and uploading files to the Authority’s database are ready for use, and an…

Weather Forecast For Wednesday March 1

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Wednesday March 1 Wednesday, March 1 is expected to be partly cloudy skies, with the high to be near 21°C/70°F and the low to be near 19°C/66°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be SSE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 70%.Sunrise will be at 6.46am

Shams awaiting meeting with PM

Source: St. Lucia Times | Shams awaiting meeting with PM The CEO of Lambirds Academy, Doctor Iftekhar Shams, has told reporters here that he is awaiting a meeting with Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet. “I am waiting for that and I am hoping that he will give me the appointment as fast as possible,” Shams said.

School fire

Source: The Daily Herald | School fire Police and Fire Department officials rushed to Hillside Christian Primary School on Monday morning to respond to a fire that broke out near the new classrooms presently being constructed at the school. The fire was contained by fire-fighters and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire

Agriculture Show marks 50-year anniversary

Source: Cayman Compass | Agriculture Show marks 50-year anniversary Vendors, farmers, organizers, agriculture officials and sponsors, as well as some young helpers, were on hand at the Agricultural Grounds on Tuesday as preparations for the golden jubilee of the annual Agriculture Show got under way.

Casling, Card & Mayes Receive RSIR Awards

Source: Bernews | Casling, Card & Mayes Receive RSIR Awards Two veteran real estate professionals and one newcomer at Rego Sotheby’s International Realty [RSIR] received special recognition for their exceptional 2016 performance.The awards, held annually, went to Residential Sales Associate Rhonda Casling, Residential Rental Associate Helen Card and Agency Administrator Kristine Mayes for their contributions

Mold problems at General Post Office

Source: St. Lucia Times | Mold problems at General Post Office Employees of the General Post Office  (GPO) on Bridge Street have revealed that a long standing problem of mold infestation in the building has now become a major health hazard. Employee, Gabriel Albert Joseph said the response to the problem has always been to

Ministry of Education announces two senior appointments

Source: Cayman Compass | Ministry of Education announces two senior appointments The Ministry of Education has appointed Lyneth Monteith as director of the Department of Education Services, and Cetonya Cacho has been named as deputy chief officer of education policy and planning.

50th annual Agriculture Show program

Source: Cayman Compass | 50th annual Agriculture Show program The gates of the Agricultural Grounds in Lower Valley will open at 6 a.m. for the early risers who want to head to the annual Agriculture Show on Ash Wednesday. There will be entertainment, plant sales, demonstrations, competitions and more.

Esterley Tibbetts diversion on Sunday

Source: Cayman Compass | Esterley Tibbetts diversion on Sunday The northbound lane of Esterley Tibbetts Highway will be closed from 7-11 a.m. Sunday from the Camana Bay roundabout to the Century 21 roundabout.

Taxi driver robbed

Source: The Royal Gazette | Taxi driver robbed Police are appealing to the public for information following the robbery of a taxi driver on Monday night. According to police, the male driver picked up two passengers a man and a woman believed to be in their 20s from Cedar Avenue in the City of Hamilton

Woman charged with procuring murder of Tain mother

Source: Stabroek News | Woman charged with procuring murder of Tain mother Indira Outar, the woman fingered as the mastermind behind the execution-style killing of Tain mother of four Leilawatie Mohamed was today charged with procuring five persons to commit the act and remanded.

Raymond focused on his government role

Source: St. Lucia Times | Raymond focused on his government role Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Doctor Ubaldus Raymond, attempting to evade questions about the social media scandal involving the leakage of his alleged nude photos, has told reporters that he has a role to play in the government. “I am focussed on that

Police search for Canadian national

Source: St. Lucia Times | Police search for Canadian national Saint Lucia police are out looking for a young Canadian national, after concerns were raised by the man’s parents. According to information obtained by the Times, the young man, said to be in his twenties, had accompanied his parents on a trip to Latille Waterfalls

Motion not harming offshore, MLAs insist

Source: Cayman News Service | Motion not harming offshore, MLAs insist (CNS): As the row rolls on between the opposition and government benches over the Legal Practitioners Bill, Arden McLean, the independent member from East End, has denied that the controversial motion he filed at the Legislative Assembly is intended to harm the offshore sector

Griffin Promotes ‘Finer Points’ of National Parenting Programme

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Griffin Promotes ‘Finer Points’ of National Parenting Programme The Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, has developed and established a cutting-edge National Parenting Programme that is reaping positive results for those parents and children participating in the Programme. Addressing a Special Assembly held at

St. Lucia’s new permanent representative to the United Nations presents credentials

Source: St. Lucia News Online | St. Lucia’s new permanent representative to the United Nations presents credentials The post St. Lucia’s new permanent representative to the United Nations presents credentials appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Cosmos Richardson, new Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations, presents his credentials to Secretary-General António

Murder-accused and alleged helper remanded

Source: Nation Newspaper | Murder-accused and alleged helper remanded THE TWO MEN CHARGED in connection with a shooting death in Sargeants Village were both remanded to HMP Dodds when they appeared in District A Magistrates Court earlier today. Kamar Glenville Stoute,…

‘UB Mingoes’ Brand and Mascot Launched

Source: Bahamas Weekly | ‘UB Mingoes’ Brand and Mascot Launched “Go Mingoes!”  That was the chant of University of The Bahamas (UB) students Monday, February 27, as the institution officially unveiled, ‘Mingoes,’ its new athletics brand and mascot. ‘Mingoes’ is the brainchild of Renbert Mortimer, artist and alumnus of UB, who is responsible for leading

Commonwealth launches initiative on domestic and gender-based violence

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Commonwealth launches initiative on domestic and gender-based violence Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will announce a new initiative to support member countries to reduce domestic violence and empower vulnerable women, men and children. Peace in the Home: Ending domestic violence together is part of the larger strategy focused on ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’

No conflict between BLP, Life in Leggings marches

Source: Nation Newspaper | No conflict between BLP, Life in Leggings marches THE ORGANISERS OF Life in Leggings have sought to make it clear that Opposition Leader Mia Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party have been working with them to ensure both groups’ marches can come off…

Work underway on DSH general site

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Work underway on DSH general site The post Work underway on DSH general site appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Work at the general site of the Desert Star Holdings Ltd (DSH) project. Preparatory work has begun at the general site of the Desert Star Holdings Project Ltd

Adams endorses review of “unsustainable” eligibility rule

Source: iNews Guyana | Adams endorses review of “unsustainable” eligibility rule Newly-appointed Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, has strongly backed the ongoing review of the West Indies Cricket Board’s controversial eligibility rule. Jimmy Adams The former Test captain, who has replaced Englishman Richard Pybus in the role, said there was now widespread acknowledgement among stakeholders

4-Year-Old In ICU After Being Struck By Truck

Source: Bernews | 4-Year-Old In ICU After Being Struck By Truck A 4-year-old boy is in stable condition in the ICU after being struck by a truck while riding his bicycle on Seawall Drive in Sandys parish.A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:15pm on Monday, February 27th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported

VFCC promises a successful carnival despite challenges

Source: St. Lucia News Online | VFCC promises a successful carnival despite challenges The post VFCC promises a successful carnival despite challenges appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Some members of the band “Meltdown XD”. Despite the difficult task of raising enough funds to host carnival in Vieux-Fort this year, the Vieux-Fort Carnival Committee

Police Investigating Theft From Taxi Driver

Source: Bernews | Police Investigating Theft From Taxi Driver Police are currently investigating an incident in which a taxi driver transported two customers, and at the end of the ride the male customer “grabbed the taxi driver’s money pouch containing a quantity of cash and made good his escape.”“Detectives are currently conducting inquiries into a

Commonwealth launches initiative on domestic and gender-based violence

Source: iNews Guyana | Commonwealth launches initiative on domestic and gender-based violence Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will announce a new initiative to support member countries to reduce domestic violence and empower vulnerable women, men and children. According to a release from the Commonwealth Secretariat, the ‘Peace in the Home: Ending domestic violence together’ initiative is

OECS prepares for free circulation of goods

Source: St. Lucia Times | OECS prepares for free circulation of goods Customs unions discuss intra-regional trade and the Agro-Shipping Initiative. The second meeting of the OECS Port Management Committee was convened via web-conference on Feb. 17. The meeting focused on engaging OECS port authorities on the policies and procedures for facilitating the entry of goods

Jimmy Adams backs review of Windies eligibility rule

Source: Stabroek News | Jimmy Adams backs review of Windies eligibility rule BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Newly-appointed Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, has strongly backed the ongoing review of the West Indies Cricket Board’s controversial eligibility rule.

Local entrepreneurs invited to CARIFESTA

Source: The Royal Gazette | Local entrepreneurs invited to CARIFESTA Bermudian entrepreneurs are being invited to take part in CARIFESTA XIII Grand Market and Buyers Shopping Mall in Barbados. The event, to be held between August 19 and August 26, is described as the worlds largest gathering of Caribbean arts and culture, and an opportunity

PHOTO OF THE DAY (FEBRUARY 28, 2017)

Source: St. Lucia News Online | PHOTO OF THE DAY (FEBRUARY 28, 2017) The post PHOTO OF THE DAY (FEBRUARY 28, 2017) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Pitons   Send your photos and caption to slunewsonline@gmail.com (2)(0)The post PHOTO OF THE DAY (FEBRUARY 28, 2017) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online.

Dr. Minnis on the PM "Doubling Down on VAT"

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Minnis on the PM “Doubling Down on VAT” “Apparently, the embattled Prime Minister is done explaining himself to the people that he serves. For months Bahamians have been asking this Government for a simple explanation of where the onerous VAT tax money has gone. The PLP told the people we

EMS Successfully Execute Daring Rescue Operation Between Wallings Dam and Rendezvous Beach

Source: Antigua Chronicle | EMS Successfully Execute Daring Rescue Operation Between Wallings Dam and Rendezvous Beach In what has been described as nothing short of brilliant, the Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Fire Brigade performed a daring rescue operation in the hills between Wallings Dam and Rendezvous Beach on Sunday. According

Redacted merger application of BNTCL and BNTCL Holdings Ltd

Source: Nation Newspaper | Redacted merger application of BNTCL and BNTCL Holdings Ltd A REDACTED VERSION of the merger application of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited and BNTCL Holdings Limited (a subsidiary of Sol St Lucia), provided by the transaction parties, is now available. …

Financial Centre offically opened

Source: St. Lucia Times | Financial Centre offically opened All units of the Department of Finance are now housed at the same location. The official opening of the Finance Administrative Centre was held last week Thursday. The Department of Finance relocated to its new premises last year, in October, so that all the units of

PM calls for APUA GM removal

Source: Antigua Observer | PM calls for APUA GM removal Prime Minister Gaston Browne has called for APUA General Manager Esworth Martin to be fired after he reportedly granted approval for NS Management to run the old Sembcorp plant. The contract given to NS Management Limited is said to be in contravention of acts of

Be A Productive Leader – N.C.P.C. PERSPECTIVE

Source: The Voice | Be A Productive Leader – N.C.P.C. PERSPECTIVE COMPETITION in business is ever increasing and with it comes a high level of expectancy levied at top level officials … The post Be A Productive Leader – N.C.P.C. PERSPECTIVE appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

31 Receive Independence Awards

Source: The Voice | 31 Receive Independence Awards FORMER Micoud South MP, Arsene James was awarded the nation’s third-highest honour, Saint Lucia Cross, at the 38th Independence Awards … The post 31 Receive Independence Awards appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Bail doubled for alleged thief

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bail doubled for alleged thief An American woman charged with stealing more than 55,000 from an elderly woman has had her bail doubled. Melissa Burton, from Sag Harbor in New York, was also ordered to place the money she allegedly stole from Katherine Triminham in an escrow account. The 52-year-old,

National 3×3 Youth Basketball Team Captures Third Place 

Source: Antigua Chronicle | National 3×3 Youth Basketball Team Captures Third Place  Over the weekend, the historic National 3×3 Youth Basketball Team, comprising of Judah Ferris, Sheldon Gomes, Eric Joseph Jr., and Ahmani Browne, competed in the first ever International Basketball Foundation (IBF) Antilles 3×3 International Youth Championships held in St. Lucia. The competition featured

Endurance profit hit by hurricane and quake

Source: The Royal Gazette | Endurance profit hit by hurricane and quake Losses from Hurricane Matthew and the Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand were mostly responsible for a 71 million dip in fourth-quarter profits for Endurance Specialty Holdings. The company reported net income of 20. 1 million, or 30 cents per diluted common share, for

SRDF formalizes management of port Soufriere

Source: St. Lucia Times | SRDF formalizes management of port Soufriere The SRDF in collaboration with the Soufriere community saw the need to ensure proper beaching facilities. The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) has assumed management of the jetties in port Soufriere. The main dock, a boardwalk facility, the Fisheries Complex Unit, and now a

Men deny drugs charges

Source: The Royal Gazette | Men deny drugs charges A 27-year-old Southampton man has denied importing cannabis and possessing the drug with intent to supply. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Davin Riley-Clarke also pleaded not guilty to another charge of cannabis possession and having two grinders. Mr Riley-Clarke is accused of importing cannabis and

Regional Administrations beset by staff shortage – PAC meeting hears

Source: iNews Guyana | Regional Administrations beset by staff shortage – PAC meeting hears The need to recruit staff to fill administrative positions was highlighted yesterday, when the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) held an extraordinary meeting with Regional Officials. The necessity for staff, particularly in the financial departments of the regional Administrations was brought to

‘Ipa’ calls for special crime hotline

Source: St. Lucia Times | ‘Ipa’ calls for special crime hotline The President of the Vendors Association, Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac, has called for the establishment of a special crime hotline that citizens can call for immediate police action against crime. He said the number  to call for immediate police action should be well publicised.

Shutdown of Belle pumping station continues

Source: Nation Newspaper | Shutdown of Belle pumping station continues THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY wishes to inform the public there will be another shutdown ‎of the Belle Pumping Station in St Michael on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 3 to 9 pm. The shutdown is to facilitate…

South Korea suggests North's suspension from UN over airport killing

Source: Nation Newspaper | South Korea suggests North’s suspension from UN over airport killing GENEVA/KUALA LUMPUR – South Korea called for “collective measures” to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday…

China forecasts 4th year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits Trump climate action: Greenpeace

Source: Dominican Today | China forecasts 4th year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits Trump climate action: Greenpeace Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017. This would be

This is Not My St. Lucia

Source: The Voice | This is Not My St. Lucia IT is becoming a hard and bitter pill to swallow as I realise more and more each day that this … The post This is Not My St. Lucia appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

3×3 Silver For Women

Source: The Voice | 3×3 Silver For Women SAINT Lucia’s women basketballers won a well-deserved silver medal against their Martinique counterparts at the inaugural Antilles IBF 3×3 Under-18 … The post 3×3 Silver For Women appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Changing the World Today

Source: Havana Times | Changing the World Today There are words which can shake us up. I remember some of Mother Teresa’s words, about how she and her order accepted governments like sailors accept time. Depending on the conditions, they set sail, they sail, they wait, they face or avoid storms: but they never stop

Williams Dominate KIA Tennis

Source: The Voice | Williams Dominate KIA Tennis Siblings Carry off Ten Awards. THE 6th KIA Independence Tennis Tournament ended on Saturday at the National Tennis Centre with … The post Williams Dominate KIA Tennis appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Cyclists invited to Rail Trail event

Source: The Royal Gazette | Cyclists invited to Rail Trail event Family Centre will host its annual Cycle 4 Change event this Sunday with over 150 cyclists expected to pedal along the Rail Trail to raise money for the charity. The Elite Ride will begin at 9. 45am in Dockyard with cyclists racing to Ferry

School Sports Results; Big Scores In Cricket

Source: The Voice | School Sports Results; Big Scores In Cricket THE curtains will come down on this year’s Inter-Schools’ Female Football Championship on Thursday at the SAB Playing Field. St. … The post School Sports Results; Big Scores In Cricket appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Crossfit Athletes Get Training

Source: The Voice | Crossfit Athletes Get Training LAST week, CrossFit 758, the only internationally affiliated CrossFit facility in St. Lucia teamed up with Fit Appeal by Kim … The post Crossfit Athletes Get Training appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Antigua & Barbuda gets bronze At 3×3 Tournament

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Antigua & Barbuda gets bronze At 3×3 Tournament The post Antigua & Barbuda gets bronze At 3×3 Tournament appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. ANTIGUA OBSERVER – Antigua & Barbuda is the third best country in the Lesser Antilles where it pertains to 3×3 basketball. This after the

More Memories of Santa Clara

Source: Havana Times | More Memories of Santa Clara A few days ago, I was in Santa Clara again and I wanted to visit these two places, where I hadn’t returned after all those hard student-worker years when I couldn’t go to class more than a couple of times a week, because I didn’t earn

Berta Cáceres court papers show murder suspects’ links to US-trained elite troops

Source: Suriname Times | Berta Cáceres court papers show murder suspects’ links to US-trained elite troops Leaked court documents raise concerns that the murder of the Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres was an extrajudicial killing planned by military intelligence specialists linked to the country’s US–trained special forces, a Guardian investigation can reveal. Cáceres was shot dead

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Emergence of black merchants

Source: Nation Newspaper | BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Emergence of black merchants Today the DAILY NATION wraps up its Black History Month series on the lives of people of colour who have made their mark on the local, regional and global stage, with a look at the contributions of black…

OUT & ABOUT: Eyes on the prize

Source: Nation Newspaper | OUT & ABOUT: Eyes on the prize A dream come true. That was the only way make-up artist, Ackeem Francis could describe his feelings upon the launch of his new collection of mint eyelash extensions, Lust Lashes. The Radission Aquatica,…

Son of Jamaican immigrant is vice chairman of Democratic Party

Source: iNews Guyana | Son of Jamaican immigrant is vice chairman of Democratic Party (CMC) A Caribbean American legislator in New York has won a top position in the United States Democratic Party’s National Committee. Jamaican-American New York State Assembly Member, Michael Blake Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake, the son of Jamaican immigrants, won one of

Students network with insurance workers

Source: The Royal Gazette | Students network with insurance workers A combined total of 150 students and insurance professionals took part in speed networking sessions on three days last week. Since 2014 the Bermuda Foudation for Insurance Studies has been holding these opportunities each February for high school seniors seeking more information about careers in

Dowrich, Cummins trimmed from ODI squad

Source: iNews Guyana | Dowrich, Cummins trimmed from ODI squad West Indies have trimmed their ODI squad for the upcoming three-match series against England from 15 to 13, leaving out Shane Dowrich and Miguel Cummins from the group that has been training in Antigua with new coach Stuart Law. Shane Dowrich has played eight Tests

Ex-soldier stabbed to death in T&T

Source: iNews Guyana | Ex-soldier stabbed to death in T&T (Trinidad Express) An ex-soldier was stabbed to death on the streets of Port of Spain on Monday. Dead is Calvert Dexter James, 57, who was an intelligence officer attached to the disbanded Special Anti-Crime Unit. At around daybreak, James got into an argument with a

Frontline earnings beat analysts estimates

Source: The Royal Gazette | Frontline earnings beat analysts estimates Frontline Ltd this morning reported fourth-quarter profit of 18. 3 million, beating analysts estimates. However, Robert Hvide Macleod, the Hamilton-based oil tanker operators chief executive officer, predicted pressure on the rates at which the company can charter its tankers as newly built vessels come online

$100m. More To Complete St. Jude

Source: The Voice | 0m. More To Complete St. Jude COMPLETION of the St. Jude Hospital Redevelopment Project may cost taxpayers much more than was originally estimated by government, which … The post $100m. More To Complete St. Jude appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

New Finance Centre Is Opened

Source: The Voice | New Finance Centre Is Opened THE official opening of the Finance Administrative Centre at Pointe Seraphine took place last week Thursday. The Department of Finance … The post New Finance Centre Is Opened appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Melchoir Henry In Laureate’s Chair

Source: The Voice | Melchoir Henry In Laureate’s Chair ON the heels of a successful hosting of the Laureate’s Chair earlier this month as part of the Nobel Laureate … The post Melchoir Henry In Laureate’s Chair appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

OECS Ready for Free Circulation of Goods

Source: The Voice | OECS Ready for Free Circulation of Goods THE second meeting of the OECS Port Management Committee was convened online via zoom web-conference recently. The meeting was largely … The post OECS Ready for Free Circulation of Goods appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

GTT launches high-speed Internet in Essequibo

Source: iNews Guyana | GTT launches high-speed Internet in Essequibo By: Indrawattie Natram Businesses and residents, as well as students residing in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) will now be able to surf, stream, share and connect with just one click, as the Guyana Telegraph and Telephone Company (GTT) launched its LTE high-speed Internet, which will be

Yellow To Yello – Caribbean Publishing Company Rebrands

Source: The Voice | Yellow To Yello – Caribbean Publishing Company Rebrands A BUSINESS brand which has served the Caribbean for many years has introduced a new product which identifies with the … The post Yellow To Yello – Caribbean Publishing Company Rebrands appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Vieux Fort Gears for Carnival

Source: The Voice | Vieux Fort Gears for Carnival THE various bands which will be competing in this year’s “Band of the Year’ competition in Vieux Fort carnival this … The post Vieux Fort Gears for Carnival appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Maiden posts 75m loss after reserve charge

Source: The Royal Gazette | Maiden posts 75m loss after reserve charge Maiden Holdings Ltd made a net loss of 74. 7 million in the fourth quarter of last year as the company had to bolster reserves for its commercial auto line of business. The Bermudian reinsurer said the 120. 4 million charge included a

Sacred High

Source: Barbados Today | Sacred High It was an evening of pure musical delight at the St Philip The Less Anglican Church on Sunday evening as the church’s three young organists came together with students of the Barbados Community College’s (BCC) music programme and members of the renowned Cavite Chorale for a Sacred Jazz Concert.

Bermudians honoured at Drum Major Awards

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bermudians honoured at Drum Major Awards Four Bermudians were honoured at the PLPs annual Drum Major Awards for their contributions to the island. Marie Lilah Tucker, Lynette Harvey, Eldon Raynor and the late Allan Warner were each recognised in the event on Sunday, held as part of the partys 53rd

Sandals Urges More Investment In Training

Source: The Voice | Sandals Urges More Investment In Training SANDALS Resorts says it is in support of calls for more education and training opportunities for hospitality industry staff, which … The post Sandals Urges More Investment In Training appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

What Are Telephones For?

Source: Havana Times | What Are Telephones For? Have you ever tried to track down some kind of product, house appliance, disposable diapers, medicine, etc. using the phone in Cuba? Have you ever had to call a pharmacy to track down some kind of medicine?

PLP Honour Tucker, Harvey, Raynor And Warner

Source: Bernews | PLP Honour Tucker, Harvey, Raynor And Warner The PLP presented their annual Drum Major Awards at their Founders’ Day event, honouring the teachings and contributions of Marie Lilah Tucker, Lynette Harvey, Eldon Raynor and the late Allan Warner.A PLP spokesperson said, “The PLP is honoured to announce the recipients of our annual

Students Take Part In Speed Networking Session

Source: Bernews | Students Take Part In Speed Networking Session A combined total of 150 students and insurance professionals took part in speed networking sessions held last week by the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies.Since 2014, BFIS has been holding these opportunities each February for high school seniors seeking more information about careers in the

Woman denies two gun charges

Source: Cayman News Service | Woman denies two gun charges (CNS): Emily Hanna Patrick (20) from Spotts has pleaded not guilty to two charges relating to guns. She has denied possessing an unlicensed firearm and one round of ammunition found at an apartment in Lantern Point during a police raid in October. The woman was bailed

Army celebrates colours

Source: Barbados Today | Army celebrates colours Members of the Barbados Defence Force took their colours to church under the new leadership of Lt Colonel Glyne Grannum, and celebrated with a march past of troops following the service. While the ceremony at St Matthias Church was the first for Chief of Staff Grannum, who took over

LeBron James is terug en schenkt Cavaliers zege

Source: Suriname Times | LeBron James is terug en schenkt Cavaliers zege Met een van een keelontsteking genezen LeBron James terug in de ploeg boekte Cleveland Cavaliers maandag een zege op Milwaukee Bucks in de Amerikaanse basketbalcompetitie NBA: 102-95. James was goed voor 24 punten, ploeggenoot Kyrie Irving maakte er 25. James is dit seizoen

Federer lacht om gedrag van opponent

Source: Suriname Times | Federer lacht om gedrag van opponent Roger Federer kon maandagmiddag wel lachen om het gedrag van zijn tegenstander in Dubai. Benoit Paire maakte een gefrustreerde indruk en smeet zijn racket over de baan. Ja, dat was eigenlijk grappig. Hij had wel geluk”, aldus Federer. Paire gooide zijn racket wild van zich

People-to-People Tea Party at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly | People-to-People Tea Party at Government House The Ministry of Tourism’s People-to-People Tea Party on the Patio of Government House on Friday was a lighthearted opportunity for visitors to The Bahamas to enjoy tea with Bahamian residents. Tea Party guests were treated to a taste of Bahamian teas and foods, and fashion

Klopp: ‘Dit slaat nergens op’

Source: Suriname Times | Klopp: ‘Dit slaat nergens op’ Jürgen Klopp zag Liverpool met 3-1 verliezen op bezoek bij Leicester City. Die nederlaag maakte de Duitse manager bijzonder humeurig.  “Het taalprobleem wordt een beetje groter als je verliest. Het is moeilijk om dit onder woorden te brengen”, zei de boze Klopp na afloop tegen The

Grieken hopen op toeristen

Source: Suriname Times | Grieken hopen op toeristen ATHENE – De lege Griekse schatkist zit danig verlegen om inkomsten. De overheid voorziet dat het oplevend toerisme in Griekenland dit jaar voor een flinke inkomstenstijging zal zorgen. De opbrengst van de buitenlandse bezoekers zal met misschien wel 9 procent toenemen ten opzichte van 2016. Het Grieks

Unsure about roundabout right of way

Source: Cayman News Service | Unsure about roundabout right of way When exiting the Butterfield roundabout (by AL Thompson’s) heading to Camana Bay, who has right of way to merge, if two cars are turning off at the same time? I understood it was always the right-hand lane which had priority, but my Canadian work

Kansas bar killing won’t end American dream for Indians

Source: iNews Guyana | Kansas bar killing won’t end American dream for Indians ‘Get out of my country?’ Indians say they still love America Hyderabad (CNN)  “Get out of my country.” According to eyewitnesses, those are the words Adam Purinton yelled out moments before he opened fire on two Indians at Austin’s Bar and Grille

PPP yet to discuss presidential term limit – Jagdeo

Source: iNews Guyana | PPP yet to discuss presidential term limit – Jagdeo …Party’s best interest will define 2020 presidential candidate Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has made it pellucid that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is yet to discuss the presidential term limit case. Since former Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang ruled that presidents

Weer geen Afrikaanse leider onderscheiden

Source: Suriname Times | Weer geen Afrikaanse leider onderscheiden JOHANNESBURG – Net als vorig jaar is er ook dit jaar geen winnaar van de prijs voor uitmuntend politiek leiderschap in Afrika. De prijs is ingesteld door de Soedanese telecommagnaat Mo Ibrahim. Volgens de jury is er geen Afrikaanse voormalige regeringsleider of staatshoofd die de prijs

Verbazing over Conway: ’Doet u dit thuis ook?’

Source: Suriname Times | Verbazing over Conway: ’Doet u dit thuis ook?’ WASHINGTON – Kellyanne Conway, topadviseur van de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump, heeft op sociale media verbaasde reacties uitgelokt door – met schoenen aan – geknield op de bank in het Oval Office te zitten en met haar smartphone te spelen tijdens een meeting

Winkelier te Snesikondre beroofd

Source: Suriname Times | Winkelier te Snesikondre beroofd PARAMARIBO – Een winkelier te Snesikondre is beroofd. Vier criminelen die gewapend waren met een revolver en jachtgeweren hebben de overval gepleegd. Ze maakten 230 gram ruw goud, een gouden bracelet, vijf gouden ringen, SRD 5000, 800 euro, een rijbewijs, een identiteitskaart en een iPhone buit. Het

iciHaiti – Invitation : «Women's Speech» in Panyol

Source: Haiti Libre | iciHaiti – Invitation : «Women’s Speech» in Panyol On Friday, March 3rd, as a prelude to International Women’s Day, the Dr. Louis G. Lamothe Foundation invites you to celebrate « Women’s Speech » (la parole des femmes) an activity organized by the Women’s Planters’ Associations of Panyol (Kenscoff)…

Sidney Collie responds to comments by DNA Leader

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie responds to comments by DNA Leader “The Free National Movement and The Democratic National Alliance have had discussions for the purpose of forging an agreement as to how we may work together to defeat the PLP in the upcoming General Election. The discussions ended on Saturday last without a

Get up, stand up, march!

Source: Barbados Today | Get up, stand up, march! Everything is fine and dandy in Barbados. The economy is growing at a rate that would ensure jobs are available to all and sundry; local businesses are blossoming and foreign investors are rushing to our shores in droves with new projects. The society is at peace

EASY MAGAZINE: Painting with passion

Source: Nation Newspaper | EASY MAGAZINE: Painting with passion Elisa Zorzi has lived in India and China and Italy (land of her birth), and those places have influenced her artistic direction. Born in Italy, near Venice, Elisa has been residing in Barbados since 2015,…

Paying tourists heading to space next year

Source: Nation Newspaper | Paying tourists heading to space next year CAPE CANAVERAL – SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown,…

Haiti – Economy : Less strong increase in inflation for January

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Economy : Less strong increase in inflation for January During the month of January 2017, the level of the General Consumer Price Index rose from 288.9 to 291.6, showing a monthly increase of + 0.9% and 14.1% year-on-year, down slightly compared to 14.3% in December 2016…

Cuba Reports Crackdown on Tax Evasion

Source: Havana Times | Cuba Reports Crackdown on Tax Evasion According to government reports, a total of 223 cases of tax evasion by people who are self-employed were sent to Cuban courts, and if found guilty, they could be sentenced to up to 8 years in prison.

Trump accuses ex-President Obama of leaks, organising protests

Source: iNews Guyana | Trump accuses ex-President Obama of leaks, organising protests Washington (CNN)  President Donald Trump said he believes former President Barack Obama has been behind the leaks within his administration and the sizable, angry town hall crowds Republicans have faced across the country. Trump was asked in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox

‘Workforce Should Start Get Ready For Casinos’

Source: Bernews | ‘Workforce Should Start Get Ready For Casinos’ Bermuda could have a casino up and running as early as next year – and the island’s workforce should start getting ready, according to Ann Anderson, a US-based human resource expert and consultant, who was on island this week meeting with local stakeholders.Invited by the Bermuda

MRI SERVICES IN ST. KITTS SAVE COSTS, AFFORD CONVENIENCE AND ATTRACT REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

Source: The St. Lucia Star | MRI SERVICES IN ST. KITTS SAVE COSTS, AFFORD CONVENIENCE AND ATTRACT REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL VISITORS Prime Minister Harris St. Kitts Biomedical MRI, a facility at Bourryeau Estate, has performed hundreds of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on various body parts and organs, including the ankle, brain, cervical spine (which

Police killings

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Cross-dressing in Guyana “improper” – Appeal Court

Source: iNews Guyana | Cross-dressing in Guyana “improper” – Appeal Court …SASOD might move to CCJ The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) and the Guyana Trans United (GTU) could within the next few weeks take their cross-dressing case to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), SASOD’s Head, Joel Simpson said, if advice from their

iciHaiti – Economy : New Director General at the FDI

Source: Haiti Libre | iciHaiti – Economy : New Director General at the FDI Jean Baden Dubois, Governor of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti, proceeded last week to the installation of Égard Jeudy as new Director General of the Industrial Development Fund (FDI)…

Teen remanded over Mash Day robbery

Source: iNews Guyana | Teen remanded over Mash Day robbery Eighteen-year-old Shawn Smith, of Sussex Street, Georgetown, was on Monday arraigned before city Magistrate Judy Latchman and remanded to the Camp Street prison for larceny. The charge stated that the teen, on February 23, 2017, at Brickdam, Georgetown, while in the company of another, robbed

West Indies squad for three ODIs vs England

Source: iNews Guyana | West Indies squad for three ODIs vs England The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel today announced the 13-man squad for the upcoming One-Day International Series against England. West Indies Squad Jason Holder (Captain) Devendra Bishoo Carlos Brathwaite Kraigg Brathwaite Jonathan Carter Shannon Gabriel Shai Hope Alzarri Joseph Evin Lewis Jason

Premier’s Ministry partners with UNESCO to facilitate steel pan training

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Premier’s Ministry partners with UNESCO to facilitate steel pan training Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 27, 2017) — The Premier’s Ministry is partnering with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to effect a project entitled “Development and Sustainability of Community Based Steel Pan Groups.” The

Casino could be in play by early 2018

Source: The Royal Gazette | Casino could be in play by early 2018 Bermuda could have a casino up and running in early 2018 if everything goes as planned, according to the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission. Richard Schuetz, executive director at the commission, said a strategic plan on gaming was being developed, including training programmes

Man asked to look after gun following murder

Source: The Royal Gazette | Man asked to look after gun following murder A witness told jurors that he was asked to look after a gun in the hours after Lorenzo Stovell was shot dead in a parked minibus outside Woodys. Christoph Duerr said that Cordova Simons-Marshall contacted him on the night of the murder

Hats off for hospice

Source: The Royal Gazette | Hats off for hospice It was a case of hats off to the dozens of ladies who gathered at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Agape House. The Friends of Hospice put on a spectacular show in their second Hearts, Hats and High Tea event

Historic house up for sale

Source: The Royal Gazette | Historic house up for sale The Pink House, a little piece of Bermuda that has stood for 300 years in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, is up for sale. The historic building at 17 Chalmers Street is the second oldest masonry building in the United States, according to Dan

Darrell Bascome can do some damage

Source: The Royal Gazette | Darrell Bascome can do some damage They say timing is everything in boxing inside and outside of the ring with Troy Darrell warning Nikki Bascome that the clock is ticking. At 26, Bascome still has time a four-year window, according to Darrell who believes the undefeated Bermudian should be having

Brothers get bail after month-long prison stay

Source: Barbados Today | Brothers get bail after month-long prison stay Two teenagers who had been on remand at HMP Dodds on a robbery charge since last month were today granted their freedom. Robert Eliser Reid, 17, and his older brother Taquan Emmanuel Reid, 19, both of Wilkinson Road, Richmond Gap, St Michael, are charged

AS I SEE THINGS: Developing Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper | AS I SEE THINGS: Developing Barbados THE STATE OF affairs between the beleaguered governor of the Central Bank and the Government should concern everyone for several reasons, the most conspicuous of which is clearly the irrefutable fact that…

Labour Officials To Strengthen Employment Unit

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Labour Officials To Strengthen Employment Unit Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 27, 2017 (SKNIS): Officials from the Department of Labour are exploring changes to its Employment Services Unit to enhance its functionality in matching persons with the jobs that best suit their skills, and improving the prospects for

Video: Sir John Swan On Same Sex Marriage

Source: Bernews | Video: Sir John Swan On Same Sex Marriage “Bermuda, let’s get ourselves into the 21st century,” Sir John Swan said when asked about same sex marriage, adding that “we’ve got big issues to deal with, and we should not be marginalizing people.”Sir John Swan, who served as Premier from 1982 to 1995,

Photos: Friends Of Hospice Holds “High Tea”

Source: Bernews | Photos: Friends Of Hospice Holds “High Tea” Friends of Hospice held their ‘Hearts, Hats and High Tea’ event on Saturday [Feb 25] at the Fairmont Southampton, with the event celebrating 26 years of Agape House serving Bermuda.Many of the attendees wore beautiful hats, and everyone enjoyed a high tea accented by live

Reflecting On CONCACAF U-20 Championships

Source: Bernews | Reflecting On CONCACAF U-20 Championships [Written by Nathan Carr]Now the dust has settled, it’s time to reflect upon Bermuda’s performances at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship held in Costa Rica.While finishing bottom of Group C, they can take great heart from the way in which they performed across their three group stage games.

DNA: Country On Dangerous Fiscal Path

Source: Jones Bahamas | DNA: Country On Dangerous Fiscal Path The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) lambasted the government over the country’s finances charging it was spot on with the projections of this administration’s “wasteful” spending during this 2016/2017 budget year.  DNA Financial spokesman and candidate for Garden Hills Youri Kemp said the country is on

Firearm Arrest

Source: Jones Bahamas | Firearm Arrest Over the weekend a male was taken into custody for the possession of illegal firearm in Grand Bahama. According to reports, around 11:00 p.m., on Sunday night, police were on routine patrol on East Sunrise Highway, when they approached a suspicious vehicle. Subsequently, a male was searched and found

University Of The Bahamas Introduces Mascot

Source: Jones Bahamas | University Of The Bahamas Introduces Mascot University of The Bahamas (UB) once again making strides as the institution officially launched its new athletics brand and introduced its new mascot yesterday at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre at the campus. With enthusiastic athletic students, faculty and staff, President Dr.

Head of DEU: Big Issues Combating Drugs

Source: Jones Bahamas | Head of DEU: Big Issues Combating Drugs Head of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), Chief Superintendent Samuel Butler said yesterday that there are no definitive answers to match the bigger issues in combating drug trafficking. Mr. Butler says the bigger issues are the open ports and the layout of the country’s

“NHI Is All Talk,” Says Turnquest

Source: Jones Bahamas | “NHI Is All Talk,” Says Turnquest In the wake of plans for the implementation of National Health Insurance, Free National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest is convinced that the government does not really expect the scheme to come to fruition. In a recent interview, he told The Bahama Journal that based

Teen Among Five Charged With Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas | Teen Among Five Charged With Murder A 16-year-old was among the five males officially charged with murder and attempted murder yesterday before Chief Justice Joyann Ferguson-Pratt for a number of incidents that occurred during the month of February. Scored of onlookers lined the gates of the Magistrates Court as the accused

Three Charged With Abaco Drug Bust

Source: Jones Bahamas | Three Charged With Abaco Drug Bust Three men were arraigned yesterday with a litany of charges relating to a large amount of dangerous drugs and firearms law enforcement officers seized in Abaco last Friday. Thirty-year-old Jared Major of Lake Grove Road, 30-year-old Calvin Higgs of Carmichael Road and 34-year-old Anthony Powell

Minnis : Over 600 Murders Under PLP

Source: Jones Bahamas | Minnis : Over 600 Murders Under PLP Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has called out the government after this weekend’s murders took the country over 600 during the five years this administration has been power. The figure was a huge campaigning tool used by the Progressive Liberal Party

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