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June 23, 2017

Archives for April 2017

What Should a Good Column Do?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | What Should a Good Column Do? Colin RobinsonPublished: Sunday, April 30, 2017I had an unknowing exchange with a news editor recently, someone I have a relationship with but did not know had returned to the newsroom. I was whining about a sensationalistic story I wanted to die because I knew it would

Dr. Hubert Minnis Remarks at FNM South Eleuthera Rally

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Hubert Minnis Remarks at FNM South Eleuthera Rally Remarks Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis Leader of the Free National Movement at the South Eleuthera on Saturday, April 29, 2017: F-N-Ms:I thank the Almighty God for all His blessings on our country and acknowledge His influence on my life. I encourage everyone

T&T, Venezuela share historic and social ties

Source: Trinidad Guardian | T&T, Venezuela share historic and social ties Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017The ties between T&T and Venezuela go far beyond close geographic proximity. The two nations have long shared significant historic and social ties and the level of economic co-operation goes well beyond the recently-signed Dragon gas deal. For these and other

Climate Change and Food Security Institute launched

Source: iNews Guyana | Climate Change and Food Security Institute launched at Critchlow Labour College  One of Guyana’s oldest training institutions, the Critchlow Labour College (CLC), has moved to establish the Guyana Climate Change and Food Security Institute (GCCFSI) and the Centre for Agricultural and Environmental Studies (CAES) to afford Guyanese the opportunity to get

Opposition Leader conducts Essequibo outreaches

Source: iNews Guyana | Opposition Leader conducts Essequibo outreaches Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), has, over the past weekend, been leading a team in outreaches along the Essequibo Coast, Region Two, where he met with residents in several communities and listened to their concerns. During the two-day visit,

Petrotrin: Headway made in clean up exercise

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Petrotrin: Headway made in clean up exercise After oil spill at Pointe-a-Pierre refinerySascha WilsonPublished: Sunday, April 30, 2017 State-owned Petrotrin is reporting that it has made significant headway in its clean up, recovery and rehabilitation operations following an oil spill at its Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery two Sunday’s ago.    In a release, Petrotrin stated: “While these

Local actor drowns in Balandra

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Local actor drowns in Balandra Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017A little over a week after celebrating his 36th birthday, actor and body-builder Brett Bengochea drowned at Balandra on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, Bengochea, who starred in local films Trafficked and A Story About Wendy 2, was swimming with friends off Balandra

Two minors drown in Roaring Creek

Source: The Reporter | Two minors drown in Roaring Creek By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two young people drowned in the Roaring Creek river earlier today. Reports are that Jose Vaccario, 16, from Bze City and Sandy Lopez, 12, from San Ignacio were two of several persons who went in the river from scorching inland temperatures

Minister: Other contractors threatened

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Minister: Other contractors threatened Yvonne BaboolalPublished: Sunday, April 30, 2017Contractors working on a culvert on the Beetham Highway were forced to abandon the site last Friday night after people went on the project and threatened them and tried to extort money from them. The contractors working on the National Infrastructure Development Company Limited

Accused in girl’s abduction shot dead

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Accused in girl’s abduction shot dead Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017A man accused of kidnapping a three-year-old girl 12 years ago is one of two men shot dead in separate killings in San Fernando and Moruga on Saturday. Jonathan Moonsammy, 32, originally from Vistabella and  Devon Blackman, aka Collis, 32, of Moruga, died hours apart

Oil spill flows into Venezuela waters

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Oil spill flows into Venezuela waters Sascha WilsonPublished: Sunday, April 30, 2017Despite mop-up operations by Petrotrin following an oil spill two Sundays ago which saw 300 barrels of oil leaking into the sea, the oil has crossed into international waters and has reached the eastern coastline of Venezuela. This was confirmed by Energy Minister Franklyn Khan who

Oil Spills Legislation Is In The Pipeline

Source: Island Sun | Oil Spills Legislation Is In The Pipeline Junior Minister of Tourism Hon. Archibald Christian lamented that the various oil spills that have occurred over the years have been costly to government and suggested that the $10.00 levy proposed from the Environmental Protection and Tourism Improvement Fund Act 2017 would assist in

Photos & Video: Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

Source: Bernews | Photos & Video: Youth Orchestra Spring Concert The Bermuda Youth Orchestra [BYO] presented their “Pop Into Spring” concert this afternoon [April 30], at St. John’s Anglican Church in Pembroke. Organisers previously said the show would “delight the senses with fun and familiar tunes, as well as some other less familiar, but still

AFC sets up committee to review Cummingsburg Accord

Source: iNews Guyana | AFC sets up committee to review Cummingsburg Accord – reaffirms strength, cohesion of Coalition Less than two weeks before the second anniversary of the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections which put the coalition Administration in office, the Alliance For Change (AFC) has announced the appointment of a special Cummingsburg

Hundreds tour Hurricane Hunter in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News | Hundreds tour Hurricane Hunter in Cayman Islands A huge crowd of eager residents toured a Hurricane Hunter aircraft at the Owen Roberts International Airport’s General Aviation Terminal yesterday (Wednesday, 26 April 2017), during a one day trip to promote hurricane readiness. Around 1,000 school students and members of the public

Cayman Islands General Registry launches CAP to service providers

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands General Registry launches CAP to service providers Corporate administrators in the Cayman Islands have a new, more efficient online tool for submitting company information to the Registrar of Companies. With the introduction of the Corporate Administration Platform (CAP) on Wednesday, 19 April, Cayman-based companies can electronically submit director,

Cayman Islands CTMH Doctors Hospital – First Baby!

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands CTMH Doctors Hospital – First Baby! On Thursday April 20th, 2017 at 9:50am CTMH Doctors Hospital delivered their first baby girl in their newly renovated and exceptionally updated Maternity Ward. Local parents – Daniel and Suneeta Lee were overjoyed when meeting their first child (Aurora Juliet Lee). Weighing

Cayman Islands Shop 10th Year Anniversary

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands Shop 10th Year Anniversary A decade of success in the Cayman Islands! World-renowned artist, conservationist, and Grand Cayman resident Guy Harvey addresses the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guy Harvey Gallery and Shoppe in George Town. Proceeds from sales at the

Health City Cayman celebrates three years of achievements

Source: Cayman Eye News | Health City Cayman celebrates three years of achievements PRESS RELEASE – Health City Cayman Islands, the renowned Caribbean hospital, has treated more than 29,000 patients since it opened its doors three years ago. As Health City celebrates its third anniversary this month, officials at the Joint Commission International-accredited (JCI) facility

Govt takes over two CLICO firms

Source: Nation Newspaper | Govt takes over two CLICO firms PORT OF SPAIN – The government has acquired two companies from collapsed insurance giant CLICO – Occidental Investments Ltd and Oceanic Properties Ltd – at no cost. Instead, these two companies which…

Caribbean statisticians meeting in Dominica

Source: The Montserrat Reporter | Caribbean statisticians meeting in Dominica by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Apr 26, CMC – Caribbean sstatisticians are meeting here to develop core indicators as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) moves towards fulfilling the requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Technical Workshop on the Indicator Framework for the 2030 Agenda

Virtue of the Week: Commitment

Source: St. John Source | Virtue of the Week: Commitment Commitment is caring deeply about something or someone. It is deciding carefully what you want to do, then giving 100 percent, holding nothing back. You give your all to friendship, a task, or something you believe in. You finish what you start. You keep your

Baha Mar Heads of Agreement Signed

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Baha Mar Heads of Agreement Signed STATEMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS ON THE SIGNING OF A HEADS OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND CTFE. The Government of The Bahamas announces the signing of a Heads of Agreement (attached hereto) between the Government of The Bahamas and CTFE, an 88

Desilva-Andrade Wins Bronze Medal In Montreal

Source: Bernews | Desilva-Andrade Wins Bronze Medal In Montreal Bermuda’s Yushae Desilva-Andrade captured a bronze medal at the BISFed Regional Open Championships in Montreal, marking the first time Bermuda has won a boccia medal in international competition. Bermuda was represented by three athletes at the event, and made a strong showing overall, with Steve Wilson

Chase hundred rescues wobbling Windies

Source: Barbados Today | Chase hundred rescues wobbling Windies BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Phlegmatic right-hander Roston Chase carved out a fluent unbeaten hundred to avert another West Indies catastrophe and frustrate Pakistan, on the opening day of the second Test at Kensington Oval here Sunday. With the innings threatening to come apart at the seams

Chase hundred rescues wobbling Windies

Source: Stabroek News | Chase hundred rescues wobbling Windies BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Phlegmatic right-hander Roston Chase carved out a fluent unbeaten hundred to avert another West Indies catastrophe and frustrate Pakistan, on the opening day of the second Test at Kensington Oval here today.

Coutts: AC Race Boats Getting Close To 93KM/H

Source: Bernews | Coutts: AC Race Boats Getting Close To 93KM/H More America’s Cup Class [ACC] practice racing has been taking place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, with all six America’s Cup teams now taking part on the racecourse that will be used in the 35th America’s Cup, with Sir Russell Coutts saying the “performance of the

Changes coming to Central Bank

Source: Barbados Today | Changes coming to Central Bank Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler today announced that within weeks, there will be changes at the Central Bank of Barbados. Addressing the staff of the Bank, Sinckler said Government plans to shortly take to Parliament a new Central Bank Act to make way for structural re-organization

UPDATE: Fire in Vieux Fort

Source: St. Lucia News Online | UPDATE: Fire in Vieux Fort The post UPDATE: Fire in Vieux Fort appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. An abandoned concrete structure was destroyed by fire on New Dock Lane, Vieux Fort town this afternoon, officials said. Emergency services received the call at 12:48 p.m. A fire official

PAR celebrates election victory

Source: The Daily Herald | PAR celebrates election victory UPDATE WILLEMSTAD – The preliminary results of Curaçao’s 2017 elections are in. The biggest winner with 18,362 votes is PAR headed by Eugene Rhuggenaath. It was the first time he participated as political leader. The MAN led by former Prime Minister Hensley Koeiman came in second

Chase ton and Holder half-century steady West Indies

Source: Nation Newspaper | Chase ton and Holder half-century steady West Indies BRIDGETOWN – Middle order batsman Roston Chase hit his second Test century as the West Indies closed the opening day of the second cricket Test against Pakistan in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup three-match…

No chance of tsunami yet

Source: Nation Newspaper | No chance of tsunami yet THERE IS NO need to worry about a tsunami in the wake of increased activity from underwater volcano Kick ‘em Jenny. The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies said measurements…

Bajans must pull their weight – Stuart

Source: Barbados Today | Bajans must pull their weight – Stuart Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has warned Barbadians that they must be prepared to carry “more of the weight” as the island moves into the next 50 years of independence. Stuart believes Barbadians have come of age economically and can now be weaned off the

T&T beat Barbados by 21 runs

Source: Barbados Today | T&T beat Barbados by 21 runs KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago defeated Barbados by 21 runs in the Women’s Regional Super50 final at the Arnos Vale Stadium here Sunday. Scores: T&T 164 all out off 46 overs (Felicia Walters 53, Reniece Boyce 29, Rachael Vincent 20; Keila Elliot

50 years ago: Final Pacific Western flight takes off

Source: Cayman Compass | 50 years ago: Final Pacific Western flight takes off In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included: “The Pacific Western plane made her final call for the season last weekend.”

Bahamas government distances itself from Fyre Festival

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bahamas government distances itself from Fyre Festival NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas government on Friday issued a “heartfelt apology” to patrons who had travelled to the country to attend the Fyre Festival, a much-hyped luxury musical event with tickets costing…

Princess Employees Clean Up ‘Deliverance’

Source: Bernews | Princess Employees Clean Up ‘Deliverance’ On Friday, employees from the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club spent the day sanding, painting, sweeping, clipping and cleaning up the ‘Deliverance’ replica in St George’s, as well its surrounding area in order to get it ready as a tourist attraction for the summer. “This is part

Ready for reggae climax

Source: Nation Newspaper | Ready for reggae climax THOUSANDS ARE AT Farley Hill National Park to witness the climax of the 2017 Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival.  The show began on schedule from around 1 p.m. and so far acts such as The Barbados Community…

Increased activity at Grenada’s Kick ’em Jenny volcano

Source: Barbados Today | Increased activity at Grenada’s Kick ’em Jenny volcano Disaster officials are monitoring an increase in activities taking place at Kick ‘em Jenny, the region’s only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of Carriacou. In a release early Sunday, the National Disaster Management Agency said it had been advised

Hundreds flock to Reggae on the Hill

Source: Barbados Today | Hundreds flock to Reggae on the Hill Hundreds of reggae lovers have descended on Farley Hill National Park as the 2017 Reggae Festival culminates with the popular Reggae on the Hill show. Fans have been strolling in with coolers, picnic chairs, blankets and umbrellas in hand, ready to party. The BCC

Bajan nears cure for breast cancer

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bajan nears cure for breast cancer A LEADING BARNADIAN scientist and her team of researchers in Canada are unearthing vital answers to a medical mystery that surrounds a deadly form of breast cancer that’s taking a heavy toll on women,…

West Indies 166-6 at tea against Pakistan

Source: St. Lucia News Online | West Indies 166-6 at tea against Pakistan The post West Indies 166-6 at tea against Pakistan appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. JAMAICA OBSERVER – West Indies were 166 for six in their first innings at tea on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan at

Results Of The 2017 Town Crier Competition

Source: Bernews | Results Of The 2017 Town Crier Competition The Bermuda International Town Crier Competition was held earlier this month, with sixteen Town Criers from around the world participating. In the days before modern communications, Town Crier were used to make public announcements in the streets, with having powerful voice an essential part of the job

Burke wins gold, bronze at Penn Relays

Source: Nation Newspaper | Burke wins gold, bronze at Penn Relays FRESH OFF A SILVER MEDAL performance last weekend at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Barbadian sprinter Mario Burke was back on a medal podium yesterday. Burke won gold and bronze medals at the historic…

Chase half-century keeps Windies afloat

Source: Barbados Today | Chase half-century keeps Windies afloat BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Roston Chase stroked his third straight Test half-century but West Indies continued to struggle in the post-lunch session on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan here Sunday. The right-hander was unbeaten on a fluent 70, an innings which pushed

FINAL REPORT: Friends killed in motor vehicle accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online | FINAL REPORT: Friends killed in motor vehicle accident The post FINAL REPORT: Friends killed in motor vehicle accident appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. DOUBLE TRAGEDY: Zhane Williams (left) and Zina Anthony were close friends and schoolmates. * Photo courtesy: Wavemaker Productions Two teenagers perished in a motor

CARIBBEAN: Brother of Jamaican gangster ‘Dudus’ and female companion shot in Jamaica

Source: St. Lucia News Online | CARIBBEAN: Brother of Jamaican gangster ‘Dudus’ and female companion shot in Jamaica The post CARIBBEAN: Brother of Jamaican gangster ‘Dudus’ and female companion shot in Jamaica appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Christopher “Dudus” Coke, Leighton Coke’s more prominent brother. JAMAICA GLEANER – Leighton Coke, the brother of

Chase trying to rescue Windies

Source: Nation Newspaper | Chase trying to rescue Windies BRIDGETOWN – The West Indies continued to struggle, reaching 166 for six in 54 overs at tea on the opening day of the second cricket Test against Pakistan in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup three-match…

Jamaica police destroy counterfeit goods

Source: St. Lucia Times | Jamaica police destroy counterfeit goods Prensa Latina:-Jamaican police destroyed a $15 million-cargo of counterfeit goods as investigators ramp up their offensive against goods trafficking and criminal gangs in Jamaica, The Gleaner newspaper reported. Among the goods destroyed by agents of the the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Division (C-TOC) include

Manuel cycles round the clock

Source: The Royal Gazette | Manuel cycles round the clock Manuel Lenfat has faced an uphill battle this weekend but plenty of friends and family have turned out to support him. To raise money for childrens cycling safety, the chief risk officer at Arch Re set himself the challenge of cycling uphill along South Shore

Alert level raised with increased activity at Kick ‘em Jenny

Source: Nation Newspaper | Alert level raised with increased activity at Kick ‘em Jenny ST GEORGE’S – The National Disaster Management Agency is monitoring an increase in activities taking place at Kick ‘em Jenny, the region’s only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine…

PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0 St Kitts & Nevis

Source: St. Lucia News Online | PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0 St Kitts & Nevis The post PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0 St Kitts & Nevis appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PRESS RELEASE – The PitchIT Caribbean Challenge is the biggest tech- entrepreneurship competition and showcase to be held in the Caribbean. Twenty-Five (25) entrepreneurs

Kick ’em Jenny underwater volcano has erupted

Source: iWitness News | Kick ’em Jenny underwater volcano has erupted The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) in Kingstown on Sunday said it has been informed of “increased activities” at the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano located north of Grenada (12.18°N, 61.38°W). The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) of Grenada continues … Continue reading →

SOCIAL SCENE: To the Queen

Source: Nation Newspaper | SOCIAL SCENE: To the Queen GOVERNOR GENERALl Sir Elliott Belgrave joined other Heads of State in the Commonwealth in the celebration of the 91st birthday of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth last weekend. The gala event at Government…

Security & Safety Preparations Continue For AC

Source: Bernews | Security & Safety Preparations Continue For AC With about 25 days until the 35th America’s Cup, preparation, planning and contingencies continue to be fine tuned in advance of the sailing spectacular. “As a follow up from the “Exercise Joint Venture” – emergency operation that was held April 1st, a comprehensive all day

WBD man killed in early morning accident at Le Resouvenir

Source: iNews Guyana | WBD man killed in early morning accident at Le Resouvenir The police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 04:30h this morning on the Le Resouvenir Public Road, East Coast Demerara. The accident involved minibus PTT 7715 driven by 45-year-old Winston Belgrave  of Laing Avenue, Charlestown and another minibus BPP

Powell, Chase fight back after top order slump

Source: Barbados Today | Powell, Chase fight back after top order slump BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies were fighting back following another poor start as Pakistan made early inroads on the opening day of the second Test at Kensington Oval here Sunday. At lunch, the Caribbean side were 72 for three with opener Kieran

Allied World Family Community Day Underway

Source: Bernews | Allied World Family Community Day Underway The Centre on Philanthropy is hosting their sixth annual Allied World Family Community Day this afternoon [April 30] with “fun, games and volunteerism” in Victoria Park in Hamilton, with everyone welcome to attend. The event will continued until 5.00pm today with over 20 of Bermuda’s charities

Bermuda Golfers Win Kitty Michael Invitational

Source: Bernews | Bermuda Golfers Win Kitty Michael Invitational The Bermuda team put on an impressive display to win the Kitty Michael International Invitational Golf Tournament in St. Croix USVI, Low Gross Division. The Bermuda team of Valerie Nearon, Katrin Burnie, Katyna Rabain, Cindy Radzlaff, Ann Symonds, Tracy Burgess, Liz Carpio, and Kathy Lloyd-Hines finished

Haiti – Economy : Creation of 8,000 new jobs in the textile sector

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Economy : Creation of 8,000 new jobs in the textile sector Following the agreement signed in November 2016 between Reliable Source Industrial Company, Limited » an international company specialized in the manufacture of sportswear based in Taipei (Taiwan) and Lafito Free Zone…

Caribbean countries reaffirm commitment to UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Source: Antigua Observer | Caribbean countries reaffirm commitment to UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development MEXICO CITY, Apr. 30, CMC – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), says regional countries have reaffirmed their collective commitment to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. According to the document  signed by government

Disaster officials monitor increased activities in Kick ’em Jenny sub marine volcano

Source: Antigua Observer | Disaster officials monitor increased activities in Kick ’em Jenny sub marine volcano ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada,Apr. 30, CMC  – The National Disaster Management Agency is monitoring an increase in activities taking place at Kick ‘em Jenny, the region’s only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of Carriacou. In a

New Police Commissioner promises to develop culture of proactive policing

Source: Antigua Observer | New Police Commissioner promises to develop culture of proactive policing KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr. 30, CMC  – Jamaica’s newly appointed Commission of Police George Quallo, has pledged to develop culture of proactive policing within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), that focuses on crime prevention. Quallo, who was speaking at his installation as

Nassau police searching for suspects in 2 shootings

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Nassau police searching for suspects in 2 shootings Police are searching for two male suspects responsible two separate shooting incidents that have left two men detained in hospital on Saturday 29th April 2017. In the first incident, shortly after 8:00pm, a man was walking in the Mason’s Addition area, when a

Cyclist killed in BV accident

Source: iNews Guyana | Cyclist killed in BV accident Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred on the Beterverwagting (BV) Public Road about 23:20h Saturday night, involving motor car PRR 5263 driven by a 25-yr-old businessman of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara and a so far unidentified male pedal cyclist (deceased). Reports are that

Grove boy, 16, stabbed to death at school concert

Source: Stabroek News | Grove boy, 16, stabbed to death at school concert The Police say they are investigating the murder of Brian Charles Yearwood, 16 years, a student of Covent Garden Secondary School and of 69 Public Road, Grove, EBD, which occurred at about 8 last night at Covent Garden Nursery School Compound.

16-yr-old stabbed to death at Covent Garden school concert

Source: iNews Guyana | 16-yr-old stabbed to death at Covent Garden school concert Police searching for 17-yr-old alleged attacker Police are investigating the murder of 16-year-old Brian Charles Yearwood, a student of Covent Garden Secondary School and of 69 Public Road Grove, East Bank Demerara which occurred at about 20:00 hrs Saturday night at Covent

Pacers Club School Relay Classic Results

Source: Bernews | Pacers Club School Relay Classic Results The Bermuda Pacers Track Club School Relay Classic recently took place at the National Sports Center, with Harrington Sound being crowned the Primary School Champions, while T.N. Tatem won the Middle School title and CedarBridge Academy won the Senior School Championship. West End Primary and West

$22 million property sale

Source: Nation Newspaper | million property sale   THE REAL ESSTATE sector is trying to find a buyer for a proposed luxury villa and cottage in St James. Octopus’ Garden, a 1.25 acre beach front property in Weston, St James, is on the market for…

LWV to Have Annual Meeting May 6

Source: St. John Source | LWV to Have Annual Meeting May 6 The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Virgin Islands will host its next annual meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 6, in the Hibiscus Conference Room at the Emerald Beach Resort. The guest speaker will be Delegate to Congress Stacy Plaskett. Fees

First Baptist Church lives up to its name

Source: Barbados Today | First Baptist Church lives up to its name The First Baptist Church, Constitution Road, St Michael, lived up to its name last night when it undertook a live recording of original gospel music. It was a historic event as this was the first time something of this magnitude was done by

Sports tourism can be a major industry in Guyana

Source: iNews Guyana | Sports tourism can be a major industry in Guyana The introduction of sports tourism as a major industry in Guyana is an excellent idea, but there are a number of challenges which would need to be addressed if the concept is to be successful. This is the opinion of Technical Facilitator

GPSU ELECTIONS: Showdown ensues over ‘irregularity’

Source: iNews Guyana | GPSU ELECTIONS: Showdown ensues over ‘irregularity’ … Police called in to pacify situation High drama surrounded the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) elections on Saturday as Police had to be called in over the refusal of election officials to provide the voters list to supporters of incumbent President Patrick Yarde’s challenger.

iciHaiti – Politics : Reopening of National Press

Source: Haiti Libre | iciHaiti – Politics : Reopening of National Press Limond Toussaint, Minister of Culture and Communication, accompanied by Calvin Cadet, its Director General of Communication, this week reopened the State Printing, the National Press…

Govt misleads: Basil Blackman still honorary advisor

Source: iNews Guyana | Govt misleads: Basil Blackman still honorary advisor Basil Blackman has confirmed he still holds the position of an honorary advisor under the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) even though the Government has refuted claims of that nature. Blackman told one of INews’ sister media entity on Saturday that he has been

AS I SEE THINGS: Revisit models of economic development

Source: Nation Newspaper | AS I SEE THINGS: Revisit models of economic development SINCE THE WORLD of 2008/2009, Caribbean countries have found it increasingly difficult to generate, much less sustain, any significant rates of economic growth that could ease some of the challenges faced…

Haiti – Policy : Installation of the Director of Private Cabinet of PM

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Policy : Installation of the Director of Private Cabinet of PM Thursday, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, proceeded to the installation of Dr. Joseph Guillaume as Director of Private Cabinet and whose mission will be to assist the Prime Minister in the fulfillment of his General Policy…

Church helps students prepare for 11-plus exam

Source: Barbados Today | Church helps students prepare for 11-plus exam Approximately 30 students from some of the island’s primary schools have been presented with stationary and other supplies for Tuesday’s 11-plus examination. The gifts were presented yesterday by representatives of the Workman’s Seventh Day Adventist Church. Organizer Cheridan Chase said that the event, under

Student stabbed to death by teen

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Student stabbed to death by teen Police are investigating the murder of 16-year-old Brian Charles Yearwood, a student of Covent Garden Secondary school, which occurred at about 20:00hrs on Saturday at the Covent Garden Nursery School Compound. According to a police report, Yearwood of Lot 69 Public Road, Grove, East Bank

Haiti – Politics : Moïse receives new FIFA President

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Politics : Moïse receives new FIFA President Saturday at the National Palace, President Moïse, accompanied by Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, received the new President of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), the Italian-Swiss Giani Infantino on a quick visit to Haiti…

THE HOYOS FILE: The Mother Of All Budgets

Source: Nation Newspaper | THE HOYOS FILE: The Mother Of All Budgets   BEFORE THE END of May – that is, in a few short weeks – the Freundel Stuart administration is going to unveil its new budgetary proposals for the fiscal year that started on April 1. It’s going…

T&T Govt takes over two CLICO firms

Source: Stabroek News | T&T Govt takes over two CLICO firms (Trinidad Express) The government has acquired two companies from collapsed insurance giant CLICO—Occidental Investments Ltd and Oceanic Properties Ltd—at no cost.

Couple Hospitalized After Crash

Source: Antigua Observer | Couple Hospitalized After Crash A couple is hospitalized after their car, A 43366, crashed into a boulder on Factory Road around 6 am today. The vehicle spun out of control and slammed into several boulders outside Gigi Furniture/Ashley Furniture Homestore. Sources said the male and female occupants are in stable condition at

Govt misleads: Basil Blackman still honorary advisor

Source: Guyana Times | Govt misleads: Basil Blackman still honorary advisor Basil Blackman has confirmed he still holds the position of an honorary advisor under the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) even though the Government has refuted claims of that nature. Blackman told Guyana Times on Saturday that he has been an advisor since his

Showdown ensues over irregularity

Source: Guyana Times | Showdown ensues over irregularity GPSU elections … Police called in to pacify situation High drama surrounded the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) elections on Saturday as Police had to be called in over the refusal of election officials to provide the voters list to supporters of incumbent President Patrick Yarde’s challenger.

Renaming Region 9 not a priority – Vice Chairman

Source: Guyana Times | Renaming Region 9 not a priority – Vice Chairman … 50+ villages yet to approve renaming While the Lethem municipality seems to be onboard with the retitling of ‘Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo)’ to just ‘The Rupununi’, there are some 56 villages that need to participate in the process before the

Table Tennis ‘Rebirth’ set for Linden today

Source: Guyana Times | Table Tennis ‘Rebirth’ set for Linden today The auditorium of the McKenzie High School in the Mining Town of Linden will come alive as senior table tennis will make a grand return to afford players an opportunity against counterparts from other section of the country. The event coincides with Linden Town

Political power and arrested development

Source: Guyana Times | Political power and arrested development Dear Editor, The recent arrests and detention of a former Executive President of Guyana, Head of the Presidential Secretariat and Cabinet Secretary, Attorney General, other ministers, and senior member of the PPP/C – for the purported purpose of exacting justice for the Guyanese people – seem

Mara residents forced to maneuver roadway

Source: Guyana Times | Mara residents forced to maneuver roadway Residents of communities along the East Bank Berbice Corridor, stretching as far as Mara, 25 miles from New Amsterdam, are seeking the intervention of regional authorities to clear the roadway of the overgrowth of bamboo plants. They allege that they literally have to clear passages

More madcap thinking…

Source: Guyana Times | More madcap thinking… …on oil and gas Have you, dear readers, noticed that – as predicted by your Eyewitness – the price of oil dipped below US$49 per barrel? As he said, US shale production – which Exxon has now jumped into – would rise faster than anyone was predicting; fast

Time stands still

Source: Guyana Times | Time stands still Dear Editor, Some villages on the West Coast of Berbice (WCB) can truly be described as places where “time stands still.” There are some villages where the front lands (residential areas) are privately owned and the agricultural lands (backdam lands) are state owned; but there are other villages

Fire at home of retired fire officer

Source: St. Lucia Times | Fire at home of retired fire officer A fire yesterday at the home of a retired fire officer resulted in extensive damage to the roof of the building and the upper floor of the two storey structure at Mon Repos, emergency officials have said. No one was injured as a

Puerto Rico Plebiscites: Past and Present

Source: Puerto Rico Report | Puerto Rico Plebiscites: Past and Present Over the years, Puerto Rico has held several plebiscites asking voters their choice about the type of relationship they would like with the U.S.  The ballot options on the plebiscites have been different, but they include statehood, independence and often a “Commonwealth” option. The Past

30 Apr 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 30 Apr 2017 Weather in Cayman  Apr 30 Sunday 2017 Synopsis Moderate east to southeasterly winds seas are expected to continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as high pressure system builds just north of the Bahamas. Radar images show scattered showers southeast of Grand Cayman and

YAO Baseball League: Marlins & Cubs Win

Source: Bernews | YAO Baseball League: Marlins & Cubs Win The YAO Baseball League continued this weekend with a double header which saw the Marlins defeat the Angels 15-5, and the Cubs defeat the Marlins 14-1. Marlins Defeat Angels 15-5 Marlins captured the lead in the first inning. Angels knotted the game up at four

Trump blasts media

Source: Nation Newspaper | Trump blasts media HARRISBURG – United States President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements…

Noise Pollution

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Noise Pollution Thousands of Bahamians are being physically and psychologically harmed by the environmental impact of noise in the city of Nassau. We are not alone, this is a global problem that is multiplying as a function of the exponentially growth of populations within cities and the rapid growth of cities

Cuba to Host BirdsCaribbean’s 21st International Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Cuba to Host BirdsCaribbean’s 21st International Conference Every two years, bird educators, scientists and conservationists from the Caribbean and beyond gather for BirdsCaribbean’s International Conference. This year’s conference takes place in southern Cuba from 13-17 July 2017. More than 200 international delegates are expected to join dozens of Cuban delegates to

Video: Sunday April 30th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews | Video: Sunday April 30th ‘Good News’ Spotlight News that the island’s exceptional young people were honoured at the Outstanding Teen Awards, Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas’ book won a Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award, the ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ won awards in Antigua, and a new self-service dog wash business opened were

FAZEER MOHAMMED: Trapped in the spin cycle

Source: Nation Newspaper | FAZEER MOHAMMED: Trapped in the spin cycle   MAYBE IT’S TIME for another change to West Indies cricket’s badge of identity, at least in Tests. No point bringing back the old one, the original coconut palm motif worn from the pre-Test days…

64th Annual Regatta Underway in George Town, Exuma

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 64th Annual Regatta Underway in George Town, Exuma And they’re off! Despite overcast skies and a short downpour, sailors hoisted their sails in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, to begin the first Series Race (C,D and E Dinghy Classes) in the 64th National Family Island Regatta. The race began Thursday, April 27th

Get To Know The Crew Positions On AC Boats

Source: Bernews | Get To Know The Crew Positions On AC Boats With less than a month to go until the sailors hit the waters in Bermuda for the America’s Cup, take a minute to learn about the roles and positions each crew member of the team plays. In explaining the team members, the America’s

Obstruction, tampering concerns mar GPSU vote count

Source: Stabroek News | Obstruction, tampering concerns mar GPSU vote count The counting of ballots for the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) elections continued yesterday amidst claims by the elections officer that attempts were being made to disrupt the process, while the lone challenger to incumbent President Partick Yarde alleged that there have been several

Kwatamang

Source: Stabroek News | Kwatamang Kwatamang, one of the five satellite villages of Annai, is situated on very hilly terrain. The 400-odd people living there are predominantly Macushi.

GBTI registers profit of $2.03B

Source: Stabroek News | GBTI registers profit of .03B The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) registered an after-tax profit of $2.032 billion for 2016, 1.5% above the previous year but it also saw loan impairment expenses of $899 million.

‘Pradoville 2’ probe near completion

Source: Stabroek News | ‘Pradoville 2’ probe near completion The criminal investigation into the purchase of lands at ‘Pradoville 2’ by former president Bharrat Jagedo, members of his cabinet and close affiliates, is nearing completion, according to head of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Assistant Com-missioner of Police Sydney James, who is urging the

Need for probe into school feeding programme – education CoI

Source: Stabroek News | Need for probe into school feeding programme – education CoI The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Education System has recommended an investigation be conducted into the National School Feeding Programme with a view to having it provide more value for money.

Contrary to Camillo’s claim, public can’t copy some IADC accounts at CIPO

Source: iWitness News | Contrary to Camillo’s claim, public can’t copy some IADC accounts at CIPO The financial statements for the state-owned International Airport Development Company (IADC) for the years 2005 to 2013 are lodged at the Commercial and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), where the government says they should be. However, contrary to what Minister

Barbados, TnT contesting Women’s Super50 Final

Source: iWitness News | Barbados, TnT contesting Women’s Super50 Final By E. Glenford Prescott Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago and formed team Barbados will contest the final of the 2017 West Indies Women’s Super50 tournament at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Sunday. The defending champions earned the chance to … Continue reading →

Joey France – 80 and ‘still strong’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Joey France – 80 and ‘still strong’ BRING UP the topic of bodybuilding and weightlifting in Guyana and the name Joey France will come up. In fact, he’s one of few who excelled both locally and internationally in both versions of the ‘power sport’. The late Sydney Paul, called the ‘God

Appreciating Guyana through backpacking

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Appreciating Guyana through backpacking THE BEAUTY of 83,000 sq. miles is often overlooked, not because of the absence of a patriotic spirit, but the limited opportunities to absorb and appreciate the social, cultural and environmental elements which make this society a unique one. Indeed, in an era dominated by technological advancement

Iconic steel pannist still earning the credits

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Iconic steel pannist still earning the credits ICONIC steel pannist, Rudy Bishop, Founder/Director of the award-winning ‘Chronicle Atlantic Symphony’, the steel orchestra that shot Guyana to fame in the 1960s, brings greetings from the band, now based in New York, and would like all Guyana to know that it is alive

New film reveals… Whitney Houston was ‘bisexual’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | New film reveals… Whitney Houston was ‘bisexual’ WHITNEY Houston’s long-rumored secret romance with her best friend and assistant, Robyn Crawford has been detailed in the new documentary, ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’, which had its world premiere on Wednesday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Among never-before-seen footage taken throughout the legendary

Bishop’s Exhibition depicts CARICOM origins

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Bishop’s Exhibition depicts CARICOM origins THIRD Form students of Bishop’s High School on Friday staged a CARICOM Exhibition, graphically showcasing their knowledge of the three first Caribbean countries to have signed the Treaty of Chaguaramas on July 4, 1973, for the establishment of the Caribbean Community and Common Market, later known

Alcohol/ Drug Interventions

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Alcohol/ Drug Interventions Hello Everyone, I HOPE this week has treated you well. Last week, I spoke about the harm that substance use/abuse causes to the families and friends of the abuser. I spoke about what they can do for themselves and where they can get help and support. As promised,

TD Investment has big plans for expanding Coconut Production in the Pomeroon

Source: Guyana Chronicle | TD Investment has big plans for expanding Coconut Production in the Pomeroon …but faces major security challenges WITH increasing demands for Guyana’s coconuts – both locally and on the North American market, coupled with President Granger’s continued call for agricultural diversification, Trevor Daniels, experienced in the business of coconut production, is

CRIME, A PREDICTOR OF POVERTY

Source: Guyana Chronicle | CRIME, A PREDICTOR OF POVERTY -The impact of crime on the individual, the community, the society -Taking a look from the flip-side of the coin By M Margaret Burke IT is widely believed and with much statistical data to support the point that poverty is a major causal factor of crime.

Deputy Crime Chief retires

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Deputy Crime Chief retires Credits discipline, hard work for his successful career Senior Superintendent Hugh Jessamy, who joined the Guyana Police Force on July 31, 1982 has retired. Reflecting on his stint, Jessamy said after nine months of training at the Felix Austin Police College, he was later transferred to the

BABY BOY BORN IN TURKEY

Source: Newsday | BABY BOY BORN IN TURKEY A FOUR-MONTH-OLD boy born in Turkey and a two-yearold boy were among the 12 nationals who returned home from the embattled Middle East country on Friday.

Indiscipline down in east PoS schools

Source: Newsday | Indiscipline down in east PoS schools Education Minister Anthony Garcia believes the Laventille/Morvant School Improvement Project has been working as there has been a significant reduction of indiscipline in schools in the community.

'Grossly exaggerated'

Source: Newsday | ‘Grossly exaggerated’ Head of the Islamic Front Umar Abdullah has described as “grossly exaggerated,” the contents of a recently-published study in the journal, Studies in Conflict Terrorism, which purports to give evidence about al-Qaida- based activity at an undisclosed site, near to the Piarco International Airport, Trinidad, in 2012.

Breach of trust

Source: Newsday | Breach of trust Respected Senior Counsel Kenneth Lalla yesterday said Marcia Ayers-Caesar’s failure to declare the status of her unfinished cases in the lower court to the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC), prior to her recent appointment as High Court judge constituted a breach of trust and integrity that must not

Bar Ayers-Caesar from being a judge

Source: Newsday | Bar Ayers-Caesar from being a judge LEADER of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) David Abdulah says the lack of judgment displayed by former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar disbars her from ever again being appointed to the High Court.

… Residents welcome new developments

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | … Residents welcome new developments Residents of Longville Park Housing Scheme could not hide their joy last Friday as a National Housing Trust (NHT)- financed police station was finally commissioned into service.President of the Longville Park Citizens’ Association Nancy Hylton…

Longville Park looking up

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | Longville Park looking up New police station commissioned, ground broken for Phase 2ALast Friday morning, it was a twofold blessing for the Clarendon community of Longville Park as the long-promised police station was officially commissioned into service and ground was…

Restructure police force to fight crime says former FBI agent

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | Restructure police force to fight crime says former FBI agent He was denied the job as Jamaica’s police commissioner on two occasions and accepts the decision, but the former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) man, Wilfred Rattigan, is rankled by the seeming lack of appreciation for the contribution he, and…

Cops probe new scam – Scammers targeting businessmen and attorneys

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | Cops probe new scam – Scammers targeting businessmen and attorneys Top-level business executives and attorneys are among the main targets of two new scams that seem to be taking root in Jamaica.The police have already confirmed that at least one case of a scheme dubbed the ‘business email scam’, while Sunday…

Contractor calls on govt. to blacklist incompetent contractors

Source: Kaieteur News | Contractor calls on govt. to blacklist incompetent contractors A prominent contractor for the State has urged the administration to consider blacklisting contractors with poor performance records. Managing Director of Gaico Construction Inc., Komal Singh, is also calling for Government to be more rigid in their enforcement at project sites. The calls

TIGI bemoans Govt’s sloth to provide key information on ExxonMobil’s operation – Trotman says “no disrespect intended”

Source: Kaieteur News | TIGI bemoans Govt’s sloth to provide key information on ExxonMobil’s operation – Trotman says “no disrespect intended” Transparency Institute Guyana Incorporated (TIGI) is bothered by the fact that the Ministry Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman of Natural Resources is yet to provide a response to a letter sent to it

Several discrepancies alleged in GPSU elections

Source: Kaieteur News | Several discrepancies alleged in GPSU elections …no SOPs presented for six regions Discrepancies have been highlighted in the GPSU elections. The Guyana Public Service Union Elections Officer is being accused of allowing a number of discrepancies in the union’s Presidential elections which were held on Thursday. These issues were highlighted in

SOCU mek Jagdeo and Babbie plan suicide

Source: Kaieteur News | SOCU mek Jagdeo and Babbie plan suicide Always remember two people and two things in life. De two people is you mudda and you fadda. De two things is, “Take care of you thoughts when you are alone, and take care of your words when you are wid people.” Jagdeo, that

Plan to slash remand time

Source: Nation Newspaper | Plan to slash remand time CRIMINAL TRIALS IN BARBADOS are about to undergo a significant shift. People charged with indictable crimes, especially murder, may soon spend less time on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds,…

Girls put on layaway plan

Source: Nation Newspaper | Girls put on layaway plan SOME MEN ARE reported to be offering mothers a so-called layaway plan to secure their young daughters when they reach the age of consent. The plan is not dissimilar to the system that allows a customer…

Unions must ‘unite to end disrespect’

Source: Nation Newspaper | Unions must ‘unite to end disrespect’ UNLESS THE FRACTURED trade union movement is unified and the apparent rivalry between union leaders ended, they will continue to be disrespected. In his 2017 May Day message, general secretary of the…

Thompson’s last dance

Source: Nation Newspaper | Thompson’s last dance IT IS BELIEVED that 60-year-old Andrew Thompson had his final dance on Thursday night. At that time he was celebrating the birthday of a Balls Land Christ Church resident at the nearby Balls Bar. …

Andrews factory case being fast-tracked

Source: Nation Newspaper | Andrews factory case being fast-tracked A HIGH COURT decision on the future of the proposed multi-purpose sugar facility at Andrews in St Joseph could come within the next three months. Before that, attorneys involved in the substantive…

Community at heart of Beach Culture World Championships

Source: Barbados Advocate | Community at heart of Beach Culture World Championships Intimate Hotels, which has several member properties in the Silver Sands area, is a sponsor of this year’s event. Here, Board Chair Omar Allahar (right) hands over a cheque to Brian Talma, ahead of next month’s event. Next month’s Beach Culture World Championships

Berbice claim Igloo Under-17 title after rain ruins final round

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Berbice claim Igloo Under-17 title after rain ruins final round …Essequibo in runner’s up spot THE final round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) sponsored Igloo Inter-County Under-17 tournament was completely washed out without a ball being bowled, at separate venues in the capital city yesterday. The game at the Georgetown

Dire times in Venezuela

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Dire times in Venezuela Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, April 30, 2017Twenty-year-old university student Juan Pablo Pernalete was killed during anti-government demonstrations in Venezuela after he was shot in the chest with a tear gas canister. “That could have been my child,” Ruth Albornoz, 43, told the Sunday Guardian as her eyes filled with

Joshua stops Kltischko in 11th-round to win world titles

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Joshua stops Kltischko in 11th-round to win world titles By Ian Chadband LONDON,(Reuters)-Anthony Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing annals by stopping Ukrainian,Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on

Berbice cricket in good hands – Somwaru

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Berbice cricket in good hands – Somwaru – says injunction against him withdrawn AS Berbice cricket embarks on a new journey, acting president Dhieranidranauth Somwaru feels the development of the game in the Ancient County is in good hands. Somwaru’s comments came days after Hilbert Foster, CEO of Guyana’s leading sports

Calculating property tax

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Calculating property tax …as Govt set to collect $503MPublished: Sunday, April 30, 2017The Property Tax Act, 2009 was assented to by the President on December 31, 2009, and was expected to come into operation on January 1, 2010. Taxpayers have, however, benefited from a moratorium on the payment of the tax since

Fort Wellington wins High School boys 4x400m at Penn Relays

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Fort Wellington wins High School boys 4x400m at Penn Relays THE Fort Wellington boys’ 4x400m team of Godwin Humphrey, Rue Chester, Okemi Porter and Dave Torrington yesterday struck gold in the High School boys’ 4×400 at the Penn Relay, as the competition entered its final day at Franklin Field in Philadelphia,

Guyana’s Archibald and Hooper capture silver at Penn Relays

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Guyana’s Archibald and Hooper capture silver at Penn Relays AFTER Guyana’s Emanuel Archibald on Friday claimed a silver in the Penn Relays College men’s long jump, Guyana’s Female Athlete of the Year Natrena Hooper yesterday followed up by capturing the college women’s high jump silver as the competition entered its final

Jamaican Kei Miller wins OCM Bocas Prize

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Jamaican Kei Miller wins OCM Bocas Prize Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017Augustown, the third novel by Jamaican writer Kei Miller, has been named the winner of the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the most prestigious international award for Caribbean writing. The announcement was made by the chief judge of the

GINSENG gives one year sponsorship boost to Team Evolution

Source: Guyana Chronicle | GINSENG gives one year sponsorship boost to Team Evolution ANSA McAl Trading under their GINSENG brand on Friday last announced that it has renewed its sponsorship of Team Evolution and will be partnering with the club for another year. This agreement will see GINSENG, a carbonated flavoured beverage with natural ginseng

Money worries for Darsan

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Money worries for Darsan Kalifa ClynePublished: Sunday, April 30, 2017Retrenched twice within 14 months—from ArcelorMittal then Caroni Green…On April 19, 54-year-old Darsan Nanan was retrenched for the second time in 14 months—first from ArcelorMittal and then Caroni Green. Six years shy of retirement, Nanan is reeling from the shock of finding himself

Second Test starts at Kensington Oval today…..

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Second Test starts at Kensington Oval today….. Several decades of history on the line as Windies chase series-leveller BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Embattled West Indies will place several decades of history on the line when they go in search of a series-levelling victory in the second Test of the three-match series

FIFA ethics committee opens formal proceedings against CFU president

Source: Guyana Chronicle | FIFA ethics committee opens formal proceedings against CFU president A FIFA ethics committee says it has opened formal proceedings against Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick. Derrick, who was barred from contesting last year’s CONCACAF presidential election, is being investigated for offering and accepting of gifts and other benefits, mismanagement

Players reject Cricket Australia pay offer

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Players reject Cricket Australia pay offer (REUTERS)-Australia’s professional cricketers rejected a pay offer from the sport’s governing body on Friday, saying the proposal was “a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket”. The already protracted and sometimes rancorous negotiations between the players’ union and Cricket Australia (CA) precede the

Worrying labour pains as May Day approaches

Source: Barbados Today | Worrying labour pains as May Day approaches Ahead of Monday’s observance of Labour Day, the umbrella Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations (CTUSAB) is sounding an alarm bell about the state of industrial relations on the island. In a statement marking the day, otherwise known as May Day and which is to be celebrated

Maduro is the only hope

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Maduro is the only hope Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, April 30, 2017Venezuelan ambassador:President Nicolás Maduro is the only guarantee for peace in Venezuela, Ambassador Coromoto Godoy Calderón has said. Calderón made the statement during an interview with the Sunday Guardian held at the Venezuelan embassy in Port-of-Spain yesterday. The interview came one day

Ayers-Caesar ill-advised—Volney

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Ayers-Caesar ill-advised—Volney Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017Former High Court judge Herbert Volney has described as “shameful”, the failure of Chief Justice Ivor Archie to accept responsibility for a clear error of judgement in facilitating the swearing in of Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar as a judge. Volney said Ayers-Caesar graciously fell on the

Trinis deported from Turkey under probe

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Trinis deported from Turkey under probe Published: Sunday, April 30, 2017The 12 T&T nationals who were detained in Turkey last year and arrived in the country Friday night are under probe by security agencies. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said yesterday “There is an ongoing inquiry to be conducted and which is being

Ecomomist suggests ways to stimulate T&T economy

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Ecomomist suggests ways to stimulate T&T economy Rhonda Krystal RamballyPublished: Sunday, April 30, 2017As the local economy continues to face a downturn with little or no construction, loss of jobs, rising food prices, increased cost of living, lack of foreign direct investments and spiralling crime, a senior economist is suggesting that Government

Five reported injured in vehicle collision

Source: St. Lucia Times | Five reported injured in vehicle collision Five persons were reported injured in a collision involving two vehicles tonight at around 9. pm on the Castries Gros Islet highway, a short distance away from Saamans Park. The collision involved a truck and a motor car, it is reported. The truck, with

UPDATE: One confirmed dead in Choc collision

Source: St. Lucia News Online | UPDATE: One confirmed dead in Choc collision The post UPDATE: One confirmed dead in Choc collision appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A female is confirmed dead as a result of a “horrific” accident on the Castries-Gros Islet highway, near the Choc bridge tonight, according to official and

History on the line as Windies chase series-leveller

Source: Barbados Today | History on the line as Windies chase series-leveller BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Embattled West Indies will place several decades of history on the line when they go in search of a series-levelling victory in the second Test of the three-match series against Pakistan here Sunday. They have never lost a Test

Government to review Cybercrimes legislation

Source: Antigua Observer | Government to review Cybercrimes legislation KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 29, CMC – The Jamaica government says the revision of the Cybercrimes Act 2015 is to get underway in another two to three months and will address, among other things, concerns that the current legislation inhibits freedom of expression. Science, Energy and Technology

Video/Results: Bermuda Open Volleyball Finals

Source: Bernews | Video/Results: Bermuda Open Volleyball Finals The 2017 Bermuda Open Volleyball Indoor International Tournament took place inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium today [April 29], with the Gold medal match seeing Mount Allison University win over the Bia Volleyball Club in three sets, the Bronze medal match seeing the Island Girls defeat Lobster Pot

St Lucia’s Anthony, Vincentian King among winners

Source: Antigua Observer | St Lucia’s Anthony, Vincentian King among winners CASTRIES, St Lucia, Apr 29, CMC – St Lucia’s Marvin Anthony and Vincentian Keithland King both scored easy victories on the second night of the Invitational Boxing tournament here Friday. Fighting in the middleweight division, Anthony defeated Joshua Redhead after the Grenadian’s corner threw

UPDATE: Two critically injured in vehicular accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online | UPDATE: Two critically injured in vehicular accident The post UPDATE: Two critically injured in vehicular accident appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. At least two persons are in critical condition as a result of a collision between two vehicles near Choc bridge, according to reports. The accident occurred around

Boccia: Bermuda Win Three Games In Montreal

Source: Bernews | Boccia: Bermuda Win Three Games In Montreal The Bermuda boccia team of Omar Hayward, Steve Wilson and Yushae Desilva-Andrade began competition in the BISFed 2017 Regional Open Championships in Montreal today [April 29], recording three victories from six games in their first day of action. Bermuda’s team: Yushae Desilva-Andrade, Omar Hayward, and

Shooting in Nelson Street

Source: Barbados Today | Shooting in Nelson Street At this hour police are investigating reports of a shooting in Nelson Street, The City. All police could confirm so far is that the incident occurred. However, one eyewitness told Barbados TODAY that two people sustained gunshot wounds as a result of a ride by shooting. The perpetrator apparently

Young man shot in the face

Source: Nation Newspaper | Young man shot in the face POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING a shooting in The City. Scores of heavily armed members of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Barbados Police Force bore down on the corner of Wellington Street…

Two Hour Video: 2017 Outstanding Teen Awards

Source: Bernews | Two Hour Video: 2017 Outstanding Teen Awards Teen Services hosted their annual Outstanding Teen Awards Ceremony this evening [April 29] at the Greater Heritage Worship Centre in Hamilton, with the ceremony serving to recognize and pay tribute to the island’s exceptional teenagers. The teenagers were all acknowledged and then the category winners

Atherley’s family overwhelmed by his death

Source: Barbados Today | Atherley’s family overwhelmed by his death Edwin Atherley loved the sea. It is therefore ironic that this is where he met his death. The 69-year old went missing yesterday afternoon after he went swimming in the waters off the Ermie Bourne Highway, St Joseph. His body was discovered this afternoon after it

Photos/Video: WindReach Adaptive Sports Expo

Source: Bernews | Photos/Video: WindReach Adaptive Sports Expo WindReach hosted their Adaptive Sports Expo today [April 29] at the Bermuda High School for Girls, with a special appearance by one of their former programme participants, with two time Paralympian Jessica Lewis in attendance. Sports being showcased at today’s event included archery, boccia and wheelchair basketball,

Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona in Guanabacoa

Source: Havana Times | Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona in Guanabacoa The entrance was by invitation and the amphitheater was full. Most of the people went to see the students of the Guanabacoa music school. They almost never appear in public and relatives longed for that moment. Few knew that two world renown musicians, Esperanza

Aguilleira confident against Barbados Women

Source: Nation Newspaper | Aguilleira confident against Barbados Women ARNOS VALE – Trinidad and Tobago Divas’ Captain Merissa Aguilleira is confident her team can overcome the impressive Barbados Women in the Regional Women’s Super50 Competition, due to come to a thrilling…

Atherley’s body comes ashore

Source: Nation Newspaper | Atherley’s body comes ashore THE BODY OF Edwin Atherley washed up along the East Coast this afternoon, in the same area where he walked into the sea on Friday, before disappearing. Acting police public relations officer, acting…

‘We will do everything to keep GuySuCo alive’ – Granger

Source: Stabroek News | ‘We will do everything to keep GuySuCo alive’ – Granger President David Granger said today that his government will do everything possible to keep the sugar industry alive. He was speaking at the PNCR’s General Council meeting today.

Hard-wired for Monogamy?

Source: The St. Lucia Star | Hard-wired for Monogamy? Afew days ago I was schooled on love. Through another friend’s intervention I was reminded of what it was, what it wasn’t, and all the things most people only imagine it to be. For once I wasn’t the one in the hot seat, nor was I

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

Source: Nation Newspaper | Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit MOSCOW – Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow today under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in…

Body of deceased man washes ashore

Source: Barbados Today | Body of deceased man washes ashore The body of 69-year-old Edwin Atherley, who reportedly drowned off the Ermie Bourne Highway, St Joseph yesterday, has washed ashore along the east coast not far from where he went missing. The Lodge Road, Christ Church resident was with friends at the Opposition Barbados Labour Party’s

UPDATE: Police probe unnatural death

Source: Barbados Today | UPDATE: Police probe unnatural death Lawmen are continuing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of 60-year-old Andrew Thompson. Thompson’s body was discovered around 7 a.m. today near an unfinished house at Balls’ Land, Christ Church. Thompson is a resident of Lowthers Hill, Christ Church and the nephew of Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM Robert Bobby Morris.

Jamaican remanded to Dodds

Source: Barbados Today | Jamaican remanded to Dodds A 26-year-old Jamaican national has been remanded to Dodds prison until May 26 on a charge of causing serious bodily harm, following an altercation that led to the death of another Jamaican woman. Dead is 34-year-old Shockaya Natalya Boyd, who was pronounced dead at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after the stabbing

Photos & Video: Kaleidoscope ‘Spring Jamboree’

Source: Bernews | Photos & Video: Kaleidoscope ‘Spring Jamboree’ The Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation held their Spring Jamboree today [April 29], with fun-filled family event aiming to bring literacy to life. The Jamboree is based on six carefully chosen children’s books, and each book is brought to life under the story tree and then animated through

Photos: Ahmadiyya Muslim Open Air Exhibition

Source: Bernews | Photos: Ahmadiyya Muslim Open Air Exhibition As part of their educational campaign against extremism, Bermuda’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosted an open air exhibition today [April 29] on Kindley Field Road in the east end, with educational material and free copies of the Holy Quran, with both English and Portuguese translations, available. A

BLP mourning loss of ‘family member’

Source: Nation Newspaper | BLP mourning loss of ‘family member’ THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) is mourning the loss of a “family member”. The country’s oldest political party sent out a statement of condolence today, remembering Edwin Atherley, who is suspected…

Weather Forecast For Sunday April 30

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Sunday April 30 Sunday, April 30 is expected to see some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon, with the high to be near 23°C/73°F and the low to be near 20°C/68°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be west.

RON IN COMMON: Why the silence on Venezuala?

Source: Nation Newspaper | RON IN COMMON: Why the silence on Venezuala? SILENCE IS GOLDEN. This approach has come to be used by many people, including those in leadership positions, who believe that in some circumstances saying nothing is preferable to speaking. Of…

New political leader leads party to victory in Curacao

Source: Nation Newspaper | New political leader leads party to victory in Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – The Partido Alternativa Real (PAR) led by its new political leader Eugene Rhuggenaath was today declared the biggest winner following the preliminary count of the general elections…

Scores pay final respects at funeral for Eli Edwards

Source: Barbados Today | Scores pay final respects at funeral for Eli Edwards Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson headed a list of dignitaries who packed the Calvary Moravian Church on Roebuck Street, The City, today to bid adieu to one of their own, Eli Edwards, a former attorney-at-law in the Attorney General’s Chambers. Also turning

Exuma – a Paradise for Pennsylvania couple

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Exuma – a Paradise for Pennsylvania couple Arlette and Phillip Figdore absolutely love the islands of The Bahamas, but they are in love with Long Island and Exuma. Here in George Town for their fifth National Family Island Regatta, the Figdores, better known as Mrs. Fig and Doc Fig, originate from

Leacock takes silver at Penn Relays

Source: Nation Newspaper | Leacock takes silver at Penn Relays RIVALDO LEACOCK has himself another medal. The top junior distance hurdler came good this morning at the highly-acclaimed Penn Relays, placing second in the 400 metres hurdles for high school boys…

Tientallen arrestaties bij demonstraties tegen Poetin in Rusland

Source: Suriname Times | Tientallen arrestaties bij demonstraties tegen Poetin in Rusland De Russische autoriteiten hebben zaterdag in het hele land tientallen demonstranten opgepakt die betoogden tegen de Russische president Poetin.  In St. Petersburg woonden zo’n tweehonderd mensen de  plaatselijke demonstratie bij. Ten minste dertig van hen werden opgepakt, meldt persbureau AFP. Volgens de organisatie OVD-Info,

Much at stake in chess battles

Source: Barbados Today | Much at stake in chess battles The opening round of the 2017 BOA Heroes Day Masters saw some intense battles among the players in this section yesterday. Non-titled players are seeking seven points out of a possible nine to qualify for an International Master norm. International Master Kevin Denny, Barbados’ most

Elite Track and Field Invitational Tomorrow

Source: The Voice | Elite Track and Field Invitational Tomorrow A record number of athletes are expected to converge on the Mindoo Phillip Park tomorrow for the 4th Annual Elite … The post Elite Track and Field Invitational Tomorrow appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Film festival about to start rolling

Source: The Royal Gazette | Film festival about to start rolling Monday marks the opening of the Bermuda International Film Festival but award-winning films are getting a complimentary screening tomorrow as well. The showing at 7pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre is courtesy of the Austria Cultural Institute and the Honorary Austrian Consulate in Bermuda,

Meerdere doden door hoogwater in Oost-Europa

Source: Suriname Times | Meerdere doden door hoogwater in Oost-Europa Delen van Polen, Slowakije en Tsjechië zijn in de nacht van vrijdag op zaterdag getroffen door zware overstromingen en noodweer. Straten en kelders liepen onder. Beken veranderden in kolkende watermassa’s. Daardoor vielen in Slowakije drie doden gevallen. In Ochodnica, in het noorden van Slowakije, kwam een

Turkije ontslaat bijna vierduizend ambtenaren in nieuwe zuivering

Source: Suriname Times | Turkije ontslaat bijna vierduizend ambtenaren in nieuwe zuivering Turkije heeft in een nieuwe ontslaggolf na de mislukte staatsgreep van vorig jaar zomer meer dan 3.900 overheidsdienaren naar huis gestuurd. Het lijkt de grootste zuivering sinds de couppoging vorig jaar.  Het gaat om ambtenaren in openbare dienst, militairen en politiemensen. Zij worden allen verdacht

Johnson Charles Hits Massive Century

Source: The Voice | Johnson Charles Hits Massive Century LED by a century from West Indies T20 batsman Johnson Charles, South Castries booked their place in the St.Lucia National … The post Johnson Charles Hits Massive Century appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

Source: Nation Newspaper | North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile…

CFU president facing ban

Source: Barbados Today | CFU president facing ban Caribbean football is facing further strife after the sport’s world governing body, FIFA, announced yesterday that its ethics committee had opened a formal case against Caribbean Football Union president, Gordon Derrick, over corruption allegations. Derrick, also the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, had been

Stuka kids planten voor een duurzaam milieu

Source: Suriname Times | Stuka kids planten voor een duurzaam milieu PARAMARIBO-Kinden die deelnemen het Project Stuka Prisiri zullen vandaag een boom en een struik op het terrein van het Educatief Centrum de Kans aan de Slangenhoutstraat 97-99B. Dit in het kader van Wereld Aarde Dag 2017. De kinderen die meedoen aan het Stuka Prisiri project

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