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May 23, 2017

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Vote us out!

Source: Barbados Today | Vote us out! Politicians who get in the way of progress should be made to pay the price at the polling booth, suggests one of the country’s most garrulous political leaders. Similarly, anyone in the public service or the business community who are “blockers to progress” should be sidelined, Minister of

Fire causes part of Atlanta interstate to collapse

Source: Barbados Today | Fire causes part of Atlanta interstate to collapse ATLANTA –– Drivers in one of the nation’s most congested cities faced a jarring new reality Friday as they were forced to game out how to get around a collapsed portion of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 –– one of the Southeast’s major north-south arteries. A

Big support for school athletes

Source: Barbados Today | Big support for school athletes The final day of the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC) was an intense battle on and off the track and field. As athletes from the island’s secondary educational institutions faced off for the male and female titles, students in the stands at the National Stadium

Cuba Sends Doctors to Help Victims in Peru

Source: Havana Times | Cuba Sends Doctors to Help Victims in Peru Cuba has sent a specialized medical brigade to Peru to help those affected by the heavy rains and floods in the Andean country. The team consists of 23 doctors and paramedics who will work in the area of ??Piura, in the north of

CARIFTA bound

Source: Barbados Today | CARIFTA bound The lads of Martindale’s Road, St Michael finally made it over the mountain. That is according to coach Gabriel Burnett who expressed his joy at finally lifting the Boys 2017 Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship trophy. When the team for the 2017 Flow CARITA Games scheduled for Curacao,

San Ignacio resident missing

Source: The Reporter | San Ignacio resident missing By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A family from the Kontiki area of San Ignacio town, Cayo, is worried after one of their loved one went missing earlier this week. Information is that 25 year-old Saul Jeovani Ortiz left his home on March 27, enroute to his place

US$33M Three-Phase baseball home likely for Guyana

Source: Guyana Chronicle | USM Three-Phase baseball home likely for Guyana … MLB/World Baseball officials set for May 25 visit CABINET is considering approval for a three-phase facility to be the home of baseball locally, according to sources within the Government of Guyana. Chronicle Sport was reliably informed that Major League Baseball (MLB) and World

Windies to take the attack to young leggie Shadab

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Windies to take the attack to young leggie Shadab PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Head coach Stuart Law has hinted at West Indies batsmen taking the attack to leg-spinner Shadab Khan in today’s pivotal third Twenty20 International at Queen’s Park Oval here. The 18-year-old Shadab has been a thorn in

NAMILCO joins the party as Petra Futsal moves into quarters

Source: Guyana Chronicle | NAMILCO joins the party as Petra Futsal moves into quarters … Sparta, Tucville advance THE National Milling Company (NAMILCO) is on board with the Petra-organised Futsal Championships as the tournament heads into the quarter-finals following the last of the round-robin nights on Thursday. The tournament will see Sparta Boss join Tucville,

Milo Quarter-final action today

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Milo Quarter-final action today … Bishops’ High to face Sir Leon’s Lessons; Morgan tackle Carmel QUARTER-FINAL action is on today and tomorrow in the Petra-organised Milo Schools Football Festival, billed for the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue. In the first game of the day from 13:00hrs, the Bishops’ High

Berbice beat Essequibo to take NSS title

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Berbice beat Essequibo to take NSS title BERBICE Combined produced an all-round performance to outclass Essequibo Combined by 10 wickets to win the final of the National Secondary Schools (NSS) Combined Phase cricket trophy yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground. On a safely negotiable pitch, Essequibo Combined imploded against spin,

San Ignacio police investigate death of man

Source: The Reporter | San Ignacio police investigate death of man By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter San Ignacio police are currently investigating the death of a man that occurred in their municipality earlier this morning. The body of 22 year-old Samir Edwardo Arrecis was discovered at a house in San Ignacio town at around 1:00

Caribbean Newsline (March 31)

Source: Carib Vision | Caribbean Newsline (March 31) In the headlines: A Trinidadian man classified as a global terrorist… And in Sport… West Indies’ head coach says the regional side’s second straight T20 loss to Pakistan is no reason to panic. Watch the full update here. Source

More whistleblowers are talking to WADA, says Reedie

Source: Guyana Chronicle | More whistleblowers are talking to WADA, says Reedie By Alan Baldwin LONDON, England (Reuters) – Several whistleblowers have approached the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) through a new programme set up after revelations of rampant state-sponsored doping in Russia, WADA president Craig Reedie said on Wednesday. WADA this month launched its ‘Speak

GCA to host USA Global Cricket Academy

Source: Guyana Chronicle | GCA to host USA Global Cricket Academy THE Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) will host the USA Global Cricket Academy’s Under-14 and Under-17 cricket teams, April 9-18, with a series of 50-over games. The tournament consists of 14 games. In an invited comment yesterday, GCA vice-president Azad Ibrahim revealed that the tournament

PCB chief to step down in August

Source: Guyana Chronicle | PCB chief to step down in August (REUTERS) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan will not seek another term in office due to personal and health reasons and is to step down in August when his current tenure ends. The 83-year-old administrator, who has been in the post since

BAHA warns against rabies outbreak

Source: The Reporter | BAHA warns against rabies outbreak By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Farmers and livestock owners in the Cayo, Corozal and Toledo districts are advised to vaccinate their animals against the ongoing spread of paralytic rabies in their areas. On March 30, BAHA issued a release stating that they have detected the virus

VENEZUELA – AG breaks ranks

Source: Barbados Today | VENEZUELA – AG breaks ranks CARACAS –– Venezuela’s powerful attorney general on Friday broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro’s government after the judiciary annulled congress, a rare show of internal dissent as protests and international condemnation grew. Luisa Ortega, appointed attorney general in 2007 and a staunch ally of the Socialists who

Kings and queens!

Source: Barbados Today | Kings and queens! The boys of St Michael School have finally tasted victory in the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship while Christ Church Foundation School (CCFS) have repeated as queens for a second consecutive year. The SMS cougars, double crown champions of the Frank Blackman zone, accumulated 313 points to

Gregory August Fights for Freedom before C.C.J.

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Gregory August Fights for Freedom before C.C.J. Gregory August There is an unprecedented challenge before the Caribbean Court of Justice. The case got underway today with President Justice Denis Byron presiding.  Attorneys Eamon Courtenay and Ileana Swift are representing convicted murderer Gregory August.  In 2009, August was charged for the

Mark Seawell Challenges Warrant for Extradition

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Mark Seawell Challenges Warrant for Extradition Mark Seawell Is incarcerated Ladyville resident Mark Seawell closer to being extradited to the United States or is he finally going home to his family in the days ahead?  His fate as an inmate on remand at the Belize Central Prison hangs in the

Decision Thursday; Attorney is Hopeful

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Decision Thursday; Attorney is Hopeful Ben Cooper Unlike Gary Seawell’s case, which was dragged through the entire judicial system, Cooper is confident that the matter will be resolved in the high court and that the case will be dispensed with in an expeditious manner.   Ben Cooper, Attorney for Mark

Renaissance Towers Sold in Auction, Ending Receivership

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Renaissance Towers Sold in Auction, Ending Receivership After several years in receivership, the Renaissance Towers complex on Newtown Barracks in the city was sold via public auction on Wednesday. News Five has been informed that the property is now owned by a group of investors including brothers Emil and Daniel

CitCo Responds to Concerns of FSTV Stakeholders

Source: Channel 5 Belize | CitCo Responds to Concerns of FSTV Stakeholders Darrell Bradley On Thursday, a group of stakeholders in the Fort George Tourism Zone voiced strong objections to a proposed three hundred dollar fee for rent that will be levied by the Belize City Council for use of its facilities.  Vendors are beside

No Settlement Discussed in Andre Vega Compensation Case

Source: Channel 5 Belize | No Settlement Discussed in Andre Vega Compensation Case It has now been a month since the Government successfully served Estevan Perera as attorney on behalf of Andre Vega, businessman and son of the former DPM and Minister of Natural Resources Gaspar Vega.  Andre for unknown reasons could not personally be

Arbitration Cases at Standstill

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Arbitration Cases at Standstill Michael Peyrefitte A total of four awards handed down by the London Court of International Arbitration for multiple companies hit the Government hard in January, forcing new regulations against any attachment of Belize’s foreign reserves, including proceeds from commercial transactions.  In January, the U.S. Supreme Court

Finding Judges: A.G. Says Belizeans are Preferred

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Finding Judges: A.G. Says Belizeans are Preferred The Supreme Court faces an absence of judges to hear cases, particularly in the Northern Session.  Justice Herbert Lord has been on sick leave since January, after suffering a broken tendon in a foot.  Meanwhile, Justice Troadio Gonzalez is retired and restricted to

TRINIDAD – ‘Global terrorist’

Source: Barbados Today | TRINIDAD – ‘Global terrorist’ WASHINGTON – A Trinidadian man who made headlines last year when he admitted to killings in his homeland and urged Muslims still living there to wage jihad in the twin-island republic, has now been categorized by the United States as a global terrorist. Shane Dominic Crawford –

Top Legal Official Closely Watches Senate Inquiry

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Top Legal Official Closely Watches Senate Inquiry He cannot analyze it publicly for the time being, but Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte said he is keeping ‘eagle eyes’ on the drama unfolding every Wednesday at the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration’s public hearings. As the nation’s top legal official, he

Cuba Faces Gasoline Crunch from Venezuela Crisis

Source: Havana Times | Cuba Faces Gasoline Crunch from Venezuela Crisis As of April 1st, Cuban gas stations will only sell premium gasoline in cash and to tourists until stocks run out. The cause being reduced shipments of subsidized oil from Venezuela, which is facing its own serious economic crisis.

Delayed or derailed?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Delayed or derailed? Nevis Premier the Hon. Vance W. Amory wants things done by the book and in a constitutional way. In what appeared to be a reversal of plans, Mr. Amory made a stern speech to his party’s caucus held Sunday March 26, chastising the gathering of 100

Removal of Corn beef on shelves ordered in SKN

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Removal of Corn beef on shelves ordered in SKN By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Federation has imposed a temporary ban on meat products coming from Brazil and has called for removal of all corned beef originating from that country from supermarket shelves. The  National Agriculture, Health and Food

‘Zack’ calls for reintroduction of 4-H values

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | ‘Zack’ calls for reintroduction of 4-H values By Loshaun Dixon  Basseterre, St. Kitts-A Federation historian has called for a reintroduction of organizations like 4-H into the communities to restore moral and ethical values to young people. Winston ‘Zack’ Nisbett, nicknamed the Doctor of Culture, in an exclusive interview with The Observer said

Harris, Douglas and Simmonds remember Sebastian

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Harris, Douglas and Simmonds remember Sebastian By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-Three men in St. Kitts and Nevis who have served as Prime Minister have paid tribute to former Governor General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian who passed away Saturday evening at his home on Cayon Street, Basseterre. Mr. Sebastian was 95

Dr.William Connor Primary repeats

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Dr.William Connor Primary repeats By Loshaun Dixon Basseterre, St. Kitts-The Dr. William Connor Primary School trounced their competitors at the 2017 Rams Primary School Championships to capture their second straight title. The over 600 primary school students participated in a weekend of track and field action in front

Give bankrupted businesses a second chance, says Inniss

Source: Nation Newspaper | Give bankrupted businesses a second chance, says Inniss THE MINISTRY OF Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development is currently reviewing insolvency and bankruptcy legislation in order to give businesses a second chance without…

West Hamilton shares dip 7.5

Source: The Royal Gazette | West Hamilton shares dip 7.5 West Hamilton Holdings Ltd dropped 49 cents to 6. 01 in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. The property developers 7. 5 per cent fall came as 2,600 shares traded. Shares in four other firms traded but with no change in value. BFampM was at 20.

Barbados CARIFTA Team named, but no Mary Fraser

Source: Nation Newspaper | Barbados CARIFTA Team named, but no Mary Fraser MARY FRASER is not in the 28-member Barbados team for the CARIFTA Games in Curacao, April 15 to 17. Fraser, the 2015 Austin Sealy Trophy winner, did not compete at the National Junior Championships…

Barbados culinary team in training for Miami contest

Source: Nation Newspaper | Barbados culinary team in training for Miami contest BARBADOS’ CULINARY TEAM 2017 is hard at training and in a taking no prisoners mood. The Taste of the Caribbean competition is in June in Miami and team manager Henderson Butcher says they are “solid”….

Venezuela rejects coup accusations

Source: St. Lucia Times | Venezuela rejects coup accusations CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela on Friday rejected accusations that a Supreme Court move to seize the powers of the opposition-majority legislature amounted to a coup, lashing out at its critics as “imperialists.” International condemnation poured in after the high court’s decision late Wednesday, which effectively

Upcoming road works

Source: The Royal Gazette | Upcoming road works The Ministry of Public Works have advised the public of the following upcoming road works On Saturday, April 1 from 8am until 5pm there will be traffic controls in place along East Broadway both inbound and outbound to allow for the resurfacing of the road. There will

Minister resigns over supervision

Source: The Daily Herald | Minister resigns over supervision Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia WILLEMSTAD–Curaçao’s Minister of Traffic, Transport and Spatial Planning for the “Pueblo Soberano” (PS) party Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia has stepped down, confirmed party leader Jaime Cordoba.   The reason for her resignation is that she will not accept a higher supervision measure from the Kingdom Government.

Bahamas' Theodore Elyett applies to Project Runway

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas’ Theodore Elyett applies to Project Runway Bahamian designer, Theodore Elyett has submitted the following audition video to the American television series, Project Runway, hoping to be the very first Bahamian to be on the fashion design show about to launch it’s 16th season. Elyett has applied once before and this

Grays Farm Man Arrested For Shooting

Source: Antigua Observer | Grays Farm Man Arrested For Shooting 22 year old Andre Henry Aka “Belly Man” of Green Bay was arrested by the police, following a shooting incident which took place on Parliament Street, shortly after midnight on Friday. It is alleged that Henry armed himself with a gun, which he used to

St Michael, Foundation BSSAC 2017 champions

Source: Nation Newspaper | St Michael, Foundation BSSAC 2017 champions THE ST MICHAEL School created history by winning the boys’ title for the first while Christ Church Foundation repeated as girls’ queens at the 2017 PowerAde Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships…

Apple version of Government App now available

Source: Nation Newspaper | Apple version of Government App now available THE IOS VERSION of the new Government app, which will allow users to stay informed of the changes in telephone numbers arising from the Wide Area Network (WAN), is now available. The free app may be…

Trump Commemorates V.I. Transfer Centennial

Source: St. John Source | Trump Commemorates V.I. Transfer Centennial President Donald Trump signed a letter commemorating the centennial of the transfer of the U.S. Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States, which Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke read at ceremonies on St. Croix and St. Thomas. “Virgin Islanders have found great success as members

Instruction for Curaçao

Source: The Daily Herald | Instruction for Curaçao THE HAGUE–The Kingdom Council of Ministers on Friday decided to take the organisation of the April 28 elections in the coming weeks out of the hands of the Curaçao Government and to transfer this authority to Curaçao Governor Lucille George-Wout.   Based on a proposal of Dutch

Alleged tomb raider granted bail

Source: St. Lucia Times | Alleged tomb raider granted bail Alleged tomb raider, Vincent Philomen, was granted bail in the sum of $1000  or suitable surety when he appeared in court today. Philomen, an employee of the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC), is accused of having taken a human skull from an excavated tomb at Choc

30 Minute Video: March 31 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: March 31 ZBM Evening News 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 play

State-Recognized Funeral for the Late Bishop Sam Greene on April 1st

Source: Bahamas Weekly | State-Recognized Funeral for the Late Bishop Sam Greene on April 1st The Cabinet Office has advised that a State-Recognized Funeral will be held for the late Bishop Samuel Roland Greene at Zion Yamacraw Baptist Church, Yamacraw Hill Road, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Collaboration bears fruit in promoting Statia agriculture

Source: The Daily Herald | Collaboration bears fruit in promoting Statia agriculture From left: Gene Herbert (New Challenges Foundation), trainer Hans de Amooy, Commissioner Charles Woodley and LVV Unit Manager Anthony Reid. ST. EUSTATIUS–Collaboration between the Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fishery LVV of St. Eustatius, St. Eustatius Business Association, and non-profit organization New

Grand Lucayan's 'No Stress Sunday Brunch'

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Lucayan’s ‘No Stress Sunday Brunch’ Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Grand Lucayan invites you to come and enjoy soothing outside ocean breezes at Portobello’s while you participate in a sumptuous brunch, sip champagne and listen to live music.  12 noon to 4pm just $26.95* for adults and half price for

Regular procedure at European Court

Source: The Daily Herald | Regular procedure at European Court The MFK/KdNT/PS/MP/Braam/Dannawi coalition’s press conference. WILLEMSTAD–Former Curaçao Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and the other coalition members who asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to review their objection against the dissolution of Parliament and calling of snap elections by the then-outgoing Koeiman cabinet received

Carnival Queen gives water bottles to pupils

Source: The Daily Herald | Carnival Queen gives water bottles to pupils Sister Regina School pupils posing with their sports water bottles along with their teachers and Miss Mature Norrisa Anatol. PHILIPSBURG–In recognition of World Water Day observed annually on March 22, reigning Miss Mature Queen Norrisa Anatol distributed 1,000 sports water bottles to several

Theo wants more info on solar bus shelters

Source: The Daily Herald | Theo wants more info on solar bus shelters Member of Parliament Theodore Heyliger. (File photo)   PHILIPSBURG–United People’s (UP) party leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Theodore Heyliger wants more information from Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Christophe Emmanuel about the sixty solar-panelled bus shelters.

Weather Forecast For Saturday April 1

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Saturday April 1 Saturday, April 1 is expected to be partly cloudy skies, with gusty winds developing during the afternoon, with the high to be near 21°C/70°F and the low to be near 18°C/64°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is expected to

Police Force issues Carnival safety tips

Source: The Daily Herald | Police Force issues Carnival safety tips PHILIPSBURG–“The Police Force of St. Maarten is without any doubt doing its utmost to protect you, your family and your property in combating crime and criminals,” stated police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson on Thursday in his Carnival season address.   The police public

Haitians scammed in U.S. visa scheme

Source: iNews Guyana | Haitians scammed in U.S. visa scheme (CMC) Several Haitian nationals have lost hundreds of dollars after they were scammed into believing that they would be receiving United States visas for a training programme or scholarships, the National Police of Haiti (PNH) said Friday. It said in collaboration with the US Embassy,

Hitting the road in Curaçao

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Hitting the road in Curaçao In November, when Berlin had already been hit by the ruthless winter, I had the privilege of escaping to Curacao, a Dutch colonial island in the Caribbean. Part of it is exactly as you’d picture paradise: palm trees, exclusive resorts, and crystal blue waves. On the

Belize to Host First National Cybersecurity Symposium

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Belize to Host First National Cybersecurity Symposium Guarding the Digital Gates BELIZE CITY – In response to a growing incidence of cyber-threats, Belize will host its first national cyber security symposium from April 24 to 27. “We have observed a disturbing rise in threats to critical network infrastructure, corporate networks and personal

Mexico: ‘Penis’ seat sparks debate

Source: St. Lucia Times | Mexico: ‘Penis’ seat sparks debate BBC:-When a new style of seat suddenly appeared on Mexico City’s metro system, it was labelled as inappropriate, uncomfortable, humiliating and embarrassing. It was supposed to be. The seat, moulded to include a protruding penis and chest, was designed to highlight sexual harassment experienced by

Bahamas Begin 2017 International Travel Promotions at ITB Berlin

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Begin 2017 International Travel Promotions at ITB Berlin International promotions for The Islands Of The Bahamas for 2017 beginning at the world’s largest travel show ITB Berlin which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Deputy Director General for the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Ellison Thompson made a major announcement

Department of Youth Affairs Completes Successful Youth Leadership Training

Source: Antigua Chronicle | Department of Youth Affairs Completes Successful Youth Leadership Training The Department of Youth Affairs recently completed a successful training of 50 youth leaders in its annual Youth Leadership Training Workshop, under the theme “Building Leadership Capacity for Youth Group’s Sustainability”. The workshop, which ran from February 27 – March 27 at

4 Real Women International Comes To St Lucia!

Source: St. Lucia Times | 4 Real Women International Comes To St Lucia! Press Release:- The Women’s ministries department of the St.Lucia Mission of Seventh Day Adventists invites ALL women of St. Lucia to its first ever Bi-lingual International Empowerment conference which will be facilitated by 4 Real women International Inc.  This conference themed ‘Women Transformed’ will

CPA signs agreement with Panama Maritime Authority

Source: Curacao Chronicle | CPA signs agreement with Panama Maritime Authority WILLEMSTAD – CPA and KTK participated at the biennial Panama Maritime Conference recently. The conference is an excellent platform to network with both regional and international market leaders in the maritime sector. The ministry of Economic Development led the Kingdom Trade Mission to Panama

Interim Premier Pisas: “The Netherlands is biased”

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Interim Premier Pisas: “The Netherlands is biased” WILLEMSTAD – According to interim Prime Minister Gilmar Pisas, the Netherlands is clearly behind the political parties that are now in the opposition and against the current coalition, including the MFK of the former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and of which Pisas is a

Child Protection Month Observed in April

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Child Protection Month Observed in April Under the theme, “Building Communities, Building Hope”, the Department of Social Services announced on Friday, March 31, ‘Child Protection Month’ will be celebrated in April. A number of activities have been scheduled to assist children, families, and the staff of the Department and parents on

US Zika vaccine begins second phase of testing

Source: Nation Newspaper | US Zika vaccine begins second phase of testing CHICAGO – Researchers have begun the second phase of testing of a Zika vaccine developed by US government scientists in a trial that could yield preliminary results as early as the end of 2017. Dr…

Caribbean in 10 (March 31)

Source: Carib Vision | Caribbean in 10 (March 31) In the headlines: A Trinidadian is named a global terrorist by the US government… And in Sport… Despite the Windies’ two straight losses in the T20 series against Pakistan, the head coach says there’s no need to panic… Watch the full update here. Source

Soufriere Foundation Hosts Business Stakeholders Meeting

Source: St. Lucia Times | Soufriere Foundation Hosts Business Stakeholders Meeting Press Release:-Soufriere, St. Lucia – The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) continues to persistently seek its mandate to foster economic, cultural and social development in a manner that is responsive to the needs and aspirations of the community. On Monday Mar 27th, 2017, the

Police want info on Wesley Hall burglary

Source: Nation Newspaper | Police want info on Wesley Hall burglary POLICE ARE APPEALING to the public for information surrounding the burglary at Wesley Hall Junior School, King Street, St Michael. The incident occurred sometime after 6 p.m. yesterday and affected…

Local Witnesses join global letter writing campaign

Source: St. Lucia Times | Local Witnesses join global letter writing campaign Jehovah’s Witnesses in Saint Lucia are taking part in a global letter writing campaign, appealing to Russian authorities against moves to ban Witness activities in Russia. The direct written appeal to Kremlin and Supreme Court officials  by the Witnesses here follows an invitation

Top Venezuela official breaks with government, protests escalate

Source: Stabroek News | Top Venezuela official breaks with government, protests escalate CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s powerful attorney general on Friday rebuked the judiciary’s takeover of congress, breaking ranks with President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government as protests and international condemnation grew.

Investigation of Parliament protests closes

Source: The Royal Gazette | Investigation of Parliament protests closes The Bermuda Police Service has concluded its investigation into the protests outside Parliament on December 2, according to a police spokesman, with a number of files sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for consideration. To date, 15 people have been issued with court summonses

Court: Foreign National Facing Deportation

Source: Bernews | Court: Foreign National Facing Deportation Appearing in Magistrates Court today [March 31], a 54-year-old Filipino national who was found working without a work permit was remanded into custody, with the Magistrate recommending that he be deported.The Court heard that Ernesto Vandong remained in Bermuda after his permissions had expired, and engaged in

Martinique: Concern over teen suicide ‘game’

Source: St. Lucia Times | Martinique: Concern over teen suicide ‘game’ Education authorities in Martinique have issued an alert to schools over a social media ‘game’ that encourages players to commit suicide. Dubbed ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, the ‘game’ reportedly consists of fifty challenges. Players taking part in the social media challenge are encouraged to carry

Man jailed for sexually touching children

Source: The Royal Gazette | Man jailed for sexually touching children A 45-year-old Sandys man has been jailed for three years after he admitted sexually touching two children. Gladwin Daniels pleaded guilty earlier this year to six charges, including showing offensive material to a child, touching a child under the age of 16 for sexual

Court: Sex Offender Sentenced To Three Years

Source: Bernews | Court: Sex Offender Sentenced To Three Years Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 45-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual offences involving two children.Gladwin Daniels previously pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual offences involving children which occurred from 2014 and 2016.The three year sentence applied

AG Williams’ ‘insulting remarks calculated to scandalise, lower authority of the Court’ -Justice Holder

Source: iNews Guyana | AG Williams’ ‘insulting remarks calculated to scandalise, lower authority of the Court’ -Justice Holder         (L) Attorney General Basil williams, SC, and (R) Justice Franklyn Holder Justice Franklyn Holder’s letter of complaint to the Chancellor (ag) against Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams, SC, which in now in media, validates the contentions

Windies let it slip

Source: Nation Newspaper | Windies let it slip PORT OF SPAIN – West Indies had Pakistan on the ropes, but let their advantage slip before losing the second Brighto Paints presents Q Mobile Cup T20 International at Queen’s Park Oval yesterday. West…

Kardias Club ‘Tea With A Twist’ Tomorrow

Source: Bernews | Kardias Club ‘Tea With A Twist’ Tomorrow Long standing women’s group and charity Kardias Club announced that the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy will be the 2017 fundraising recipient of their annual ‘Tea with a Twist’ benefit.The benefit will see musical entertainment from the Blues Beat Band and pianist Vernon Douglas, along with

Video: America’s Cup Gear Highlighted

Source: Bernews | Video: America’s Cup Gear Highlighted This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights America’s Cup Gear, such as shirts, hoodies, and hats.During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “Every time I walk down the street in my AC Gear, people stop and ask me where to buy it or they ask me for a discount.

Zulu goes global

Source: Nation Newspaper | Zulu goes global TAKING PATRONS ON A JOURNEY unlike any other, Zulu International was the first Kadooment Band out of the gates for 2017, as they launched their selection of costumes for this year’s jump up. Gathering…

East Coast Railway embankment road to be broadened

Source: Stabroek News | East Coast Railway embankment road to be broadened The Ministry of Public Infrastructure says it will be widening the East Coast road along the old railway embankment. Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Project Coordinator, Kester Hinds said that widening the road will allow for a smoother traffic flow.

Haiti – News : Zapping…

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – News : Zapping… Minustah to leave in 6 months – New Government Commissioner – One more senator for PHTK – Martine Moïse honored in Miami – Denial of visa suspension for senators – NEHRO honors several Haitian personalities…

Guatemala to include Sarstoon on its map

Source: The Reporter | Guatemala to include Sarstoon on its map By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   Guatemala intends to include portions of the Sarstoon area in southern Belize as part of their country on their official map, a document leaked this week reveals.   The official document, which reportedly originated from Guatemala’s Foreign Affairs

NICH promotes respect for National Symbols & flag

Source: The Reporter | NICH promotes respect for National Symbols & flag Belize’snational identity was promotedfor the students of Belize City primary and secondary schools at a lecture highlighting the importance of our national symbols: the coat of arms and the national flag at the Bliss Institute in Belize City on Wednesday morning, March 29.

SIB releases latest stats

Source: The Reporter | SIB releases latest stats By Benjamin Flowers   GDP   The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the last quarter of 2016 was down, exports for February were down, and cost of living was up, according to the latest statistics released from the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB).   The SIB released

Dr. Mark Britnell To Speak At Chamber AGM

Source: Bernews | Dr. Mark Britnell To Speak At Chamber AGM The Chamber of Commerce announced that this year’s Annual General Meeting keynote speaker will be Dr. Mark Britnell, Chairman and Partner of the Global Health Practice at KPMG and author of In Search of the Perfect Health System.The AGM Luncheon will be held at the

Candidates reveal backing of local doctor

Source: Cayman News Service | Candidates reveal backing of local doctor (CNS): Seven of the independent candidates who are contesting the general election in May revealed on their register of interest forms that they are being sponsored by Dr Steve Tomlinson. The candidates are: Sarah Orrett (West Bay North), Laura Young (West Bay South), Raul Gonzales

Barrow vs Bradley over Chang

Source: The Reporter | Barrow vs Bradley over Chang By Benjamin Flowers   Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Belize City Mayor had a discourse that played out through the media this week, involving former city councilor Eric Chang.   Barrow accused Bradley of supporting Chang even after the disrepute he brought to the United Democratic

Suspected burglary at Wesley Hall Junior School

Source: Barbados Today | Suspected burglary at Wesley Hall Junior School   Classes had to be abandoned at the Wesley Hall Junior  School, Kings Village Street, The City this morning, following a reported burglary. Principal Herbert Gittens told Barbados TODAY that sometime between yesterday evening and early this morning, the two main buildings at the

As Indio features at Jamaican music festival

Source: The Reporter | As Indio features at Jamaican music festival By Benjamin Flowers   Renowned Belizean reggae artist, David “Ras Indio” Obi, is back in Belize after representing the country at the first-annual Rockabessa Herbs and Music Festival in Jamaica.   Indio performed last month at the festival, held in the port town, Ocho

GOB and Cisco signs road contract

Source: The Reporter | GOB and Cisco signs road contract By Michelle Sutherland   The Ministry of Works recently signed a contract with Cisco Construction Ltd. worth almost $20.9 Million for the upgrading of works on the Philip Goldson Highway.   The ceremony took place at the Ministry of Works’ compound on Tuesday and is

Good News in Cuba?

Source: Havana Times | Good News in Cuba? In a country where government media describes a make believe reality or true only for the privileged elite, those of us who are independent journalists in Cuba usually only see what disappoints us. This makes us sarcastic, skeptical and unconquerable beings.

Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club To Host Symposium

Source: Bernews | Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club To Host Symposium Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club will be hosting a Symposium on Tuesday, April, entitled, “A Pillar Of Our Community, Necessary But Are We Sufficient?”A spokesperson said, “Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club is known for its brilliant Red and White and our successful cricket program. We as a

Get To Know TeamBDA In Two New Short Films

Source: Bernews | Get To Know TeamBDA In Two New Short Films The journeys of sailors on TeamBDA is the subject of two short films that will debut in a free public screening a week from Monday.The all-Bermudian TeamBDA started almost two years to prepare for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. The

Restaurant Weeks Peoples Choice Awards

Source: The Royal Gazette | Restaurant Weeks Peoples Choice Awards The winners of the Peoples Choice Awards for Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2017 have been presented with prizes. Seafood restaurant and bar Lost in the Triangle impressed diners with its Bermuda-inspired lunch menu and Red Steakhouse and Bar came out on top in the dinner category.

TeamBDA featured in two films

Source: The Royal Gazette | TeamBDA featured in two films TeamBDA, featuring the islands top young sailors, will be highlighted in two films which will be screened on April 10 at the Liberty Theatre. The all-Bermudian team was formed almost two years to prepare for the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup in June, and have

Association of retired persons celebrates

Source: St. Lucia Times | Association of retired persons celebrates Press Release:-The Association of Retired Persons celebrated their 32nd Anniversary with a Church Service and breakfast social on Wednesday March 29, 2107 at the Mount of Prayer Coubrail. Mr. Andrew James the Chairperson of the Northern Chapter who spoke on behalf of the Board congratulated

Blackburn To Host Swimming Clinic On April 15

Source: Bernews | Blackburn To Host Swimming Clinic On April 15 On Saturday April 15th, “Ace Girls Bermuda” will be hosting a girls only swimming clinic featuring Pan American Games silver medalist and Masters World Record holder Lisa Blackburn, with Olympic diver Katura Horton-Perinchief to be a special guest.The event poster said, “Learn champion swimming techniques

VI-EPSCoR to Host Annual Conference on St. Thomas UVI Campus

Source: St. John Source | VI-EPSCoR to Host Annual Conference on St. Thomas UVI Campus                 The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) will host its 2017 annual conference, “Transforming Research into Economic Development.”  The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at the Administration

Men freed of Rock Gutter death charges

Source: iWitness News | Men freed of Rock Gutter death charges The two men who were each charged with seven counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of the seven students at Rock Gutter on Jan. 12, 2015, walked out of the Serious Offences Court free men on Friday. … Continue reading →

The 5 choices to extraordinary productivity

Source: St. Lucia News Online | The 5 choices to extraordinary productivity The post The 5 choices to extraordinary productivity appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PRESS RELEASE – Every day brings a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, and blogs—not to mention the high-pressure demands

ExxonMobil makes third oil find off Guyana

Source: Curacao Chronicle | ExxonMobil makes third oil find off Guyana Following completion of the Snoek well, the Stena Carron drillship has moved back to the Liza area to drill the Liza-4 well. GEORGETOWN – ExxonMobil’s oil finding streaking offshore Guyana is continuing, with the company reporting yesterday that it has struck oil again. It

Easter activities at Trinity Lutheran Church

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Easter activities at Trinity Lutheran Church The post Easter activities at Trinity Lutheran Church appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PRESS RELEASE – Trinity Lutheran Church located in beautiful Bisee has a variety of activities and worship opportunities for the Easter season.  There is something for everyone.  

NEMO reports successful tsunami drill

Source: St. Lucia Times | NEMO reports successful tsunami drill Radio broadcast and a smartphone application tests were also fruitful. Director of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), said a March 21 tsunami simulation provided the ideal opportunity for the organization to test the country’s Early Warning Systems. The regional exercise referred to as CARIBEWAVE

Cops find human remains at Mibicuri

Source: Stabroek News | Cops find human remains at Mibicuri Police this morning have found what appears to be human remains buried in a yard at Mibicuri north, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice.

Tambourine Army co-founder Latoya Nugent for court today

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | Tambourine Army co-founder Latoya Nugent for court today Tambourine Army co-founder Latoya Nugent is to appear in court today to answer to charges brought against her for allegedly breaching the Cybercrimes Act. On March 14, Nugent was arrested and charged with malicious use of computers under the…

Three killed in T&T drive-by shooting

Source: iNews Guyana | Three killed in T&T drive-by shooting (Trinidad Express) A shooting incident in the Western Division last night has left three people dead and two others injured. While up to 11 p.m. full details were unavailable, the Express was reliably informed that the incident took place in the vicinity of Le Platte

Baileys Bay Cricket Club to host symposium

Source: The Royal Gazette | Baileys Bay Cricket Club to host symposium Baileys Bay Cricket Club will be hosting a symposium next Tuesday to continue the conversation around the role of the islands sporting clubs. Panellists will include educators, government ministers, club executives and members of the Bermuda Police Service, with audience members also able

Rubis too early to assess size of gasoline leak

Source: The Royal Gazette | Rubis too early to assess size of gasoline leak Rubis said it was too early to tell how much gasoline was released in a leak at their St Georges terminal earlier this week. In a statement sent to ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt last night, the company said that an accurate estimate

Shared EU-CARICOM values

Source: Barbados Today | Shared EU-CARICOM values On March 25, the European Union marked 60 years since the signature of the Rome Treaties, the first step towards a united Europe. Since the birth of the European Communities in 1957, the citizens of our Member States have enjoyed six decades of unprecedented peace, prosperity and security.

Gilkes: Full card of acts

Source: Nation Newspaper | Gilkes: Full card of acts BARBADOS CAN BE the entertainment capital of the Caribbean. Those are the sentiments of Al Gilkes, promoter and director of FAS Promotions. He was speaking at the press launch for the 13th staging…

Haiti – FLASH : American visa scam on the internet

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – FLASH : American visa scam on the internet In a joint effort between the National Police of Haiti (PNH) and the U.S. Embassy, Embassy staff worked with Facebook to remove three profiles that were impersonating the U.S. Embassy…

Venezuela ‘coup’: Alarm grows as court takes power

Source: iNews Guyana | Venezuela ‘coup’: Alarm grows as court takes power Venezuelan opposition deputy Amelia Belisario argues with national guard outside the Supreme Court in Caracas (BBC) There have been demonstrations in Venezuela after the Supreme Court took over legislative powers from the National Assembly. Critics say the development takes the country closer to

Wesley Hall school broken into, closed for the day

Source: Nation Newspaper | Wesley Hall school broken into, closed for the day WESLEY HALL PRIMARY SCHOOL will be closed for the rest of the day to allow police to conduct investigations. Principal Herbert Gittens told NATION Online he received a call from some of the teachers…

6th edition Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam

Source: Curacao Chronicle | 6th edition Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam WILLEMSTAD – From 5 through 9 April, Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (CIFFR) will unspool for the sixth time in Willemstad. CIFFR presents an interesting mix of local and regional talent and highlights from IFFR 2017. Added to the mix are some fresh new

Wake up, Senator Durant!

Source: Barbados Today | Wake up, Senator Durant! Treaties (or conventions) are international law and, based on a number of decisions from our local court and the Caribbean Court of Justice, they can become incorporated into our laws where they confer rights on citizens. On April 9, 1990, Barbados became a signatory to the United

BOA Names Stanley Douglas Secretary General

Source: Bernews | BOA Names Stanley Douglas Secretary General The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] today confirms that Stanley Douglas has been appointed BOA Secretary General, with administrative responsibility for the BOA and its various programmes.Mr. Douglas fills the role previously held by Philip Guishard, who passed away in 2016.Mr. Douglas has been involved with the

Future of Gibraltar at stake in Brexit negotiations

Source: Suriname Times | Future of Gibraltar at stake in Brexit negotiations The EU has put the future of Gibraltar at stake in the coming Brexit negotiations, effectively backing Spain in its centuries-old dispute with the UK over the British overseas territory. After lobbying from Spanish diplomats, a clause has been inserted in the EU’s

Restaurant Weeks People’s Choice Winners

Source: Bernews | Restaurant Weeks People’s Choice Winners The winners of the People’s Choice Awards for Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2017 have been awarded prizes for dazzling diners with their Bermuda-inspired cuisine.Lost in the Triangle [LITT] took the People’s Choice Award for lunch and Red Steakhouse came out on top in the jam-packed dinner category. Diners

WAPA Expands Scholarship Program

Source: St. John Source | WAPA Expands Scholarship Program The V.I. Water and Power Authority board voted Thursday to reinstate the Alva C. McFarlane Scholarship program this year and expand it to include industrial, chemical and environmental engineering, and economics. The scholarship program will award up to $60,000 of financial assistance towards a bachelor’s degree

CIBC FirstCaribbean Supports Adult Literacy Program

Source: Bahamas Weekly | CIBC FirstCaribbean Supports Adult Literacy Program The adult literacy programme, Project Read, is now better able to empower more Bahamians following a recent donation from a regional bank. CIBC FirstCaribbean made a contribution to assist the non-profit organization in purchasing stationary, books, and other supplies for students. Marketing Manager at CIBC

Coalition MP: “Let them send a firing squad!”

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Coalition MP: “Let them send a firing squad!” WILLEMSTAD – Will the Netherlands take over in Curaçao or not? That was the question this morning as the Kingdom Council of Minister met in The Hague to discuss the free elections in Curaçao on April 28 this year. For days the interim

A few things to muse on

Source: Barbados Today | A few things to muse on Permit me to offer you a pepperpot today. There are a few things I wish to muse on. I attended the educational session hosted by Sandra Husbands, St. James South Candidate for the Barbados Labour Party, earlier in the week. The session sought to provide

PM: Royalton Resort significant to tourism

Source: St. Lucia Times | PM: Royalton Resort significant to tourism Prime Minister: The Royalton Resort represents the standard that people expect when they visit Saint Lucia. Owned and operated by Canada’s third largest airline—the family-owned Sunwing Travel Group, the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa located in the north was constructed in less than

<a href="/article/news/20170331/wicked-and-unjust-opposition-says-new-property-tax-rates-drive-rent-costs">Wicked and unjust – Opposition says new property tax rates to drive up rent costs</a>

Source: Jamaica Star | <a href=”/article/news/20170331/wicked-and-unjust-opposition-says-new-property-tax-rates-drive-rent-costs”>Wicked and unjust – Opposition says new property tax rates to drive up rent costs</a> Wicked and unjust – Opposition says new property tax rates to drive up rent costs

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: It’s all about management

Source: Nation Newspaper | BEHIND THE HEADLINES: It’s all about management THE FIRST THREE months of 2017 should have been an exciting time for Barbadians at home and abroad. After the golden jubilee celebrations that marked 50 years of independence from Britain in 1966,…

Gathering of the Saints Apostolic and Prophetic Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Gathering of the Saints Apostolic and Prophetic Conference The month of March ushered in a glory harvest for the hundreds of residents and visitors who fellowshipped on Grand Bahama Island during the inaugural Gathering of the Saints Apostolic and Prophetic Conference, March 20th – 26th at A Call to Holiness Ministries,

4 Real Women International comes to St. Lucia

Source: St. Lucia News Online | 4 Real Women International comes to St. Lucia The post 4 Real Women International comes to St. Lucia appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PRESS RELEASE – The Women’s ministries department of the St.Lucia Mission of Seventh Day Adventists invites ALL women of St. Lucia to its first

Haiti – Politics : Foreign Affairs Roadmap

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Politics : Foreign Affairs Roadmap Within the guidelines set by President Moïse, translated into roadmaps, Prime Minister Lafontant reminded the new Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Rodrigue…

Debate on InselAir divides Parliament

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Debate on InselAir divides Parliament WILLEMSTAD – Yesterday during the Parliamentary debate on the local aviation company InselAir, the Members of Parliament were divided on their opinion of what should have happened or what the government’s response should have been with the airline. The coalition MPs and the opposition MPs were

Stekelvarken neemt wraak in slang

Source: Suriname Times | Stekelvarken neemt wraak in slang BRAZILIË –  Een boa constrictor uit heeft vorige week in Brazilië in al zijn gulzigheid een stekelvarken geprobeerd te veroberen. Dit ging echter niet helemaal goed. De enorme slang werd namelijk doorboord met de vlijmscherpe stekels van het varken. Op videobeelden is te zien hoe de

Ex-student wilde aanslag plegen in Duitsland

Source: Suriname Times | Ex-student wilde aanslag plegen in Duitsland DARMSTADT – Een voormalige student van de Technische Universiteit van Darmstadt zou een terroristische aanslag in Duitsland hebben gepland. Op de laptop van de 36-jarige Syriër vonden onderzoekers instructies over hoe een bom en een geluiddemper te maken. Dat liet de woordvoerster van het parket

Tyzena Brookes honoured at Nevis’ 23rd Annual Agriculture Open Day for long; dedicated service

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Tyzena Brookes honoured at Nevis’ 23rd Annual Agriculture Open Day for long; dedicated service Press Release NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 30, 2017) — Ms. Tyzena Brookes of Brown Pasture, is the Department of Agriculture’s 23rd Annual Agriculture Open Day Patron. Brookes 63, was recognised for her outstanding contribution to

Gewonden na rellen bij Turkse ambassade Brussel

Source: Suriname Times | Gewonden na rellen bij Turkse ambassade Brussel BRUSSEL – UPDATE 23.02 uur – Bij de Turkse ambassade in Brussel zijn voor- en tegenstanders van president Erdogan donderdagmiddag slaags geraakt. Er vielen meerdere gewonden. De Brusselse politie spreekt tegenover Belgische media van ’zware incidenten’. Meerdere mensen zijn naar het ziekenhuis gebracht. Een

Gio: “Niet allesbeslissend voor titel”

Source: Suriname Times | Gio: “Niet allesbeslissend voor titel” De Klassieker van zondag is niet allesbeslissend voor de titelrace, stelt Feyenoord-trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst.Feyenoord staat nu zes punten voor op Ajax, bij winst dus negen en met nog zes speelronden op de rol zou Ajax wonderen nodig hebben o de Rotterdammers nog in te halen.

Vitesse verlengt met Zhang

Source: Suriname Times | Vitesse verlengt met Zhang Vitesse heeft het contract van Yuning Zhang verlengd. De Chinese spits maakte in anderhalf seizoen pas drie goals. De club praat met de huurlingen.Zhang kwam in 2015 al op 18-jarige leeftijd van Hanghzou naar Arnhem en speelde sindsdien 21 Eredivisie-duels voor Vitesse waarvan slechts twee als basisspeler.

Onana: “Jones de beste van de Eredivisie”

Source: Suriname Times | Onana: “Jones de beste van de Eredivisie” Ajax-doelman André Onana oogst dit seizoen vol lof en hij hield Tim Krul buiten de basis. Zelf roemt hij Feyenoord-keeper Brad Jones.Toen Jasper Cillessen vorig jaar Ajax verliet werd Tim Krul aangetrokken, maar omdat die nog geblesseerd was kreeg Onana een plaats onder de

Urban Cottage to showcase island designer

Source: The Royal Gazette | Urban Cottage to showcase island designer Front Street store Urban Cottage is to showcase island designer Juliana Gibbons at a special event tonight. The limited edition Retrograde collection, inspired by a fire that devastated Ms Gibbons home, will be on show and available for order. Ms Gibbons said The latest

Prisoners to go to UK for mental health care

Source: The Royal Gazette | Prisoners to go to UK for mental health care Prisoners with mental health illnesses could be sent to England for treatment under a new deal between local Government departments and a healthcare charity in the UK. Three inmates have been identified as candidates for the programme offered by St Andrews

Triathletes given top billing at awards

Source: The Royal Gazette | Triathletes given top billing at awards Triathletes continued to dominate the Government Sports Awards, with Tyler Butterfield and Flora Duffy retaining their male and female Athlete of the Year titles at the Fairmont Southampton last night. It was the fourth straight win for Butterfield, matching the four victories achieved by

BFM is undervalued, says CEO

Source: The Royal Gazette | BFM is undervalued, says CEO ltbgtThe Bermuda Stock Exchange last month launched its Own Your Share of Bermuda campaign to raise awareness of opportunities to invest in the islands public companies. The Royal Gazette is supporting the effort by publishing weekly features on each of the 13 domestic companies listed

Beekeeping is my lifes calling

Source: The Royal Gazette | Beekeeping is my lifes calling Spencer Field felt a rush the first time he opened a beehive. As he peered under the wooden lid, thousands of little worker bees looked up at him. He remained calm, and so did they. They take their cues from you, he said. Unlike some

Tourism will still be king

Source: Nation Newspaper | Tourism will still be king   TOURISM WILL CONTINUE to be golden egg in Barbados’ economic basket even as the island pursues diversification via other sectors including renewable energy. This will include long stay visitor…

Drugs in voeding onderschept

Source: Suriname Times | Drugs in voeding onderschept PARAMARIBO – Een kleine hoeveelheid marihuana is onderschept in voeding die door een vrouw werd aangeboden voor een gevangene. De vrouw ging samen met een ander om de gevangene te bezoeken. Ze bood daarbij voeding aan voor de arrestant. De penitentiaire ambtenaren onderzochten het eten en troffen

CCC employee in trouble over human skull

Source: St. Lucia Times | CCC employee in trouble over human skull An employee of the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) was arrested and charged for removing a human skull from a tomb at Choc cemetery, according to reports. The alleged incident occurred on March 16, 2017. The employee has been identified as Vincent Philomen, who

Special athletes vying for glory

Source: Nation Newspaper | Special athletes vying for glory Let me win, but if I cannot win…let me be brave in the attempt,” is the oath of the 690 athletes participating in National Games for Track & Field Special Olympics. The Games, which were launched last…

Photos: Boat That Sank In Hurricane Raised

Source: Bernews | Photos: Boat That Sank In Hurricane Raised [Updated + Written by Don Burgess]Over the past two days, Jepheth Newton has watched and assisted with his 92-foot trawler Esperanza being raised from the bottom of the harbour in St David’s.The boat sank during Hurricane Nicole last October when it was driven against former

Dr Haskins: Being Prepared For Casino Gaming

Source: Bernews | Dr Haskins: Being Prepared For Casino Gaming “Problem gambling won’t be introduced to the Island when the first casinos open their doors – it is already here,” according to Deborah Haskins, a US-based counselling expert and the President of the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling.Dr. Haskins is on Island this week after presenting

Arts festival to aid creative development

Source: St. Lucia Times | Arts festival to aid creative development The National Arts Festival will create an environment that fosters creativity and inspires career opportunities. Celeste Burton, Director of Training, Promotions and Development at the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF), said the National Arts Festival not only fosters creativity, but also serves to create opportunities

South Africa’s ANC divided, Zuma weakened by cabinet reshuffle

Source: Stabroek News | South Africa’s ANC divided, Zuma weakened by cabinet reshuffle JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets today, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid.

Aruba Defeat Bermuda In Junior Davis Cup

Source: Bernews | Aruba Defeat Bermuda In Junior Davis Cup Following their victory over Jamaica and Puerto Rico, Bermuda’s Junior Davis Cup Team were narrowly defeated by number 3 seed Aruba, losing in the doubles match by a third set tiebreaker.Tensions were high for Coach Mallory and his team, as the singles matches were split 1-1 and

Three killed in T&T drive-by shooting

Source: Stabroek News | Three killed in T&T drive-by shooting (Trinidad Express) A shooting incident in the Western Division last night has left three people dead and two others injured. While up to 11 p.m.

Digicel SVG gospel fest opens this Sunday

Source: iWitness News | Digicel SVG gospel fest opens this Sunday The 2017 edition of Digicel SVG Gospel Fest will be officially opened here this Sunday at the Victoria Park. The festival, which is into its 15th year, is designed to showcase Vincentian gospel expressions in music, song, dance and drama. … Continue reading →

Agriculture and AIA

Source: iWitness News | Agriculture and AIA By Things As I See Them The opening of the Argyle International Airport (AIA) on mainland St Vincent has optimised the hope of many Vincentians of the role of this piece of infrastructure in our economic development. It brings fresh … Continue reading →

Region convenes to discuss free movement

Source: St. Lucia Times | Region convenes to discuss free movement The Commission provided an update on the progress made toward implementation. Regional integration stakeholders convened recently to discuss the current implementation status of the indefinite stay regime and the rights contingent to the Free Movement of People Regime—two critical accomplishments of the Organization of

Why oil company sale is good for us

Source: Nation Newspaper | Why oil company sale is good for us THE PENDING SALE of Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) has stimulated much discussion in the public domain. There are many different views but the most common is the concern of a monopoly…

Athletes Honoured At Bermuda Sports Awards

Source: Bernews | Athletes Honoured At Bermuda Sports Awards [Updated] The 36th Annual Sports Awards ceremony took place at the Fairmont Southampton, with several awards handed out to various different sports.Tyler Butterfield and Flora Duffy were crowned the 2016 Male and Female Athletes of the Year, while Jah-Nhai Perinchief and Cecilia Wollmann were honoured as

Bermuda Re/Insurers Fight Strong Undercurrent

Source: Bernews | Bermuda Re/Insurers Fight Strong Undercurrent “Despite its best efforts, negative trends in the results of Bermuda market insurers and reinsurers have become increasingly evident, with the average return on equity continuing a steady decline since 2013 to 7.0% in 2016,” according to a new A.M. Best briefing.The Best’s Briefing, titled, “Bermuda Market

Joseph in commanding form in SVGPCCU T20

Source: iWitness News | Joseph in commanding form in SVGPCCU T20 The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Co-operative Credit Union Clinchers T20 softball Cricket Competition 2017 continued last weekend at the Richland Park Oval and there were wins for Sion Hill Tallawahs, Gairy Construction Simple Boyz, Mount Pleasant, Fully Loaded … Continue reading →

Photos: BNT Annual Children’s Nature Walk

Source: Bernews | Photos: BNT Annual Children’s Nature Walk More than 285 children, teachers, camp leaders and parents flocked to Spittal Pond this morning to learn about Bermuda’s environment and history through the Bermuda National Trust‘s annual Children’s Nature Walk, which was sponsored by Arch Re.Many of the schoolchildren had the added experience of seeing

Saint Lucia shuts down 2017 UWI j’ouvert

Source: St. Lucia Times | Saint Lucia shuts down 2017 UWI j’ouvert Castries, March 30, 2017 – Saint Lucia’s Sir Lancealot recently shut down the annual UwiVal J’ouvert held on Saturday March 25. And although music was the mission, Sir Lancealot also advocated for love, peace, regional integration among students as he encouraged them to

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