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May 23, 2017

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Pembroke man granted conditional discharge

Source: The Royal Gazette | Pembroke man granted conditional discharge A 22-year-old Pembroke man has been given a 12-month conditional discharge for possessing marijuana and MDMA. Tyrone Oswald Jr pleaded guilty to the charges, which stem from an arrest on October 7, 2016, when he appeared in Magistrates Court on April 5. The court heard

US expert talks on drug addiction

Source: The Royal Gazette | US expert talks on drug addiction Drug addiction affects everyone in a family, holding all those in that family hostage, a visiting expert told audiences who attended a recent series of workshops. Jerry Moe, National Director of Childrens Programmes at the Hazeldon Betty Ford Center, was brought to the island

BFIS interns start three-week programme

Source: The Royal Gazette | BFIS interns start three-week programme The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme, now in its sixteenth year, started this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks, through June 9, learning about the Bermuda insurance industry in depth from how to form an insurance company to

Enstar CFO to step down at year-end

Source: The Royal Gazette | Enstar CFO to step down at year-end Mark Smith, the chief financial officer of island-based Enstar Group, will step down from his role at the end of this year. Guy Bowker, Enstars chief accounting officer and deputy CFO, will succeed Mr Smith in the CFO role from the start of

Emmissions Testing Centre closed

Source: The Royal Gazette | Emmissions Testing Centre closed The Bermuda Emissions Controls Rockaway Satellite Testing Centre in Southampton will be closed again today, due to staff shortages. Officials will determine if there will be sufficient manpower to open the facility on Thursday, said a Government spokesman.

SLP Lauds Protest March

Source: The Voice | SLP Lauds Protest March THE Opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has described the turnout at last Wednesday’s protest march in Castries as “testimony … The post SLP Lauds Protest March appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Product Development Key – SLHTA Prez

Source: The Voice | Product Development Key – SLHTA Prez PRESIDENT of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), SanovnikDestang, said local and international guests at hotels are becoming … The post Product Development Key – SLHTA Prez appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

The DLP’s wrong medicine

Source: Barbados Today | The DLP’s wrong medicine Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Christopher Sinckler will soon give what many Barbadians hope will be his very last budget presentation. The jury is out on whether Sinckler, with his broad shoulders and knack for political drama, ought to carry the blame for the numerous shortcomings

Crafter uses paper to unleash creativity

Source: Nation Newspaper | Crafter uses paper to unleash creativity AT A TIME when e-cards are becoming increasingly popular, there is a “paper crafter” who delights in making something that you can hold. Elizabeth Blackman has turned her hobby into a business and…

Licensing Authority system unavailable

Source: Barbados Today | Licensing Authority system unavailable The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is advising the public that the Licensing Authority system will be unavailable from 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, to facilitate maintenance of the servers. The BRA said residents should arrange their business accordingly. Normal operations are expected to resume from Friday,

AXIS To Continue Sponsoring Girls Cricket

Source: Bernews | AXIS To Continue Sponsoring Girls Cricket The Bermuda Cricket Board announced that Axis Capital has confirmed its support of girl’s cricket in Bermuda. Axis’s assistance will include: An all-girls U11 team, Axis Angels competing in the HIscox U11 League An all-girls U8 team, Little Angels, competing in the Tokio MR U8 league Support and

REGIONAL: Expedia expands to Cuba

Source: St. Lucia News Online | REGIONAL: Expedia expands to Cuba The post REGIONAL: Expedia expands to Cuba appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Expedia group, the world’s largest online travel agency, announced today their expansion to the Cuban market that will allow Cuban hoteliers to sell inventory through global Expedia group sites

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Source: iNews Guyana | Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89 following “a short but brave battle with cancer” (Getty Images) (BBC) Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the

Haitians granted six-month stay in the US

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Haitians granted six-month stay in the US [BBC] – The Trump administration has granted a six-month extension to nearly 60,000 Haitians who were offered temporary protection in the US after a devastating earthquake in 2010. The extension will allow them to remain in the US until January 2018. But a DHS official

Haiti – Security : Bad weather, evaluation tour in the Nippes

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Security : Bad weather, evaluation tour in the Nippes Max Rudolph Saint-Albin, Minister of the Interior, accompanied by members of his Cabinet, local authorities and notables, made Saturday 20 Sunday 21 May a tour of assessment of the situation, following the bad weather conditions in recent days…

Brazil president retreats from attempts to suspend investigation

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Brazil president retreats from attempts to suspend investigation [BBC] – Brazil’s President Michel Temer has asked the Supreme Court to proceed with an investigation against him for obstruction of justice and corruption. His lawyers say that a secret recording that appears to incriminate him has been edited 70 times. On Saturday Mr

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 [BBC] – Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me. Sir Roger’s family

The dysfunction in our schools

Source: Barbados Today | The dysfunction in our schools While typing this, tears are building. I didn’t want to comment but this is too heavy on my heart to stay silent. As a husband, father, Barbadian and educator, my heart grieves for my country. What Barbados and the world saw of the recent beating of

Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’

Source: Bernews | Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’ Addictions affect everyone in a family, creating havoc for children, according to an expert visiting Bermuda. Jerry Moe, National Director of Children’s Programmes at the Hazeldon Betty Ford Center, led a series of workshops recently organised by PRIDE Bermuda, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. He

Video: Yokohama Highlights, Flora Duffy Wins

Source: Bernews | Video: Yokohama Highlights, Flora Duffy Wins In her first race back after claiming her debut World Triathlon Series World Title last year, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy returned to the 2017 season and walked right back to the familiar top of the podium when she won the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. She recorded

Super Luxury Hotel Opens in Havana, Cuba

Source: Havana Times | Super Luxury Hotel Opens in Havana, Cuba The Gran Hotel Manzana, the first five-star plus hotel in Cuba, opened its doors Monday in Havana operated by the Swiss company Kempinski, which considers the facility its “point” of entry to the Americas. The hotel is owned by the Cuban Armed Forces.

Haiti – USA TPS : Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke denounces

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – USA TPS : Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke denounces Following the announcement of John F. Kelly, to extend for only 6 additional months, the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke denounces an inadequate extension…

LIAT and pilots on collision course?

Source: St. Lucia Times | LIAT and pilots on collision course? The regional airline LIAT appears to be on a collision course with pilots. The union representing the pilots has threatened to act if the carrier does not meet a recently imposed June 1 deadline to give effect to a wage agreement that was reached

Haiti – Security : Woman Dominican gang leader arrested in Haiti

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Security : Woman Dominican gang leader arrested in Haiti This weekend in Hinche, in the Central Plateau, the National Police of Haiti carried out a major dragnet by arresting a woman Dominican Wendy Romero Santana, presumed Head of a gang of car thieves and 3 of his accomplices…

Burning the candle at both ends

Source: Barbados Today | Burning the candle at both ends We all do it from time to time. Whether it’s a night of partying and then a mad rush to work the next morning; or helping the children with homework and then trying to catch up with some leftover work from the office. Next thing

Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing

Source: iNews Guyana | Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some still wearing the American pop star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons.

Flow nets 16 000 subscribers

Source: Nation Newspaper | Flow nets 16 000 subscribers MORE THAN 16 000 mobile subscribers are currently enjoying Flow’s superfast 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. And that number is expected to double by year end. “In less than two months, just…

REGIONAL: Tobago boat trouble leaves hundreds stranded

Source: St. Lucia News Online | REGIONAL: Tobago boat trouble leaves hundreds stranded The post REGIONAL: Tobago boat trouble leaves hundreds stranded appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Sailing horrors at the Port of Spain Port intensified yesterday as hundreds of passengers bound for Tobago remained stranded on the T&T Express. Passengers were also

RFP-017-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source | RFP-017-2017 (P) Request for Proposal: RFP-017-2017 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands Police Department, Office of Highway Safety (VIOHS) is requesting proposals from qualified firm(s) to conduct the 2017 Seat Belt Survey in the districts of

Staff of Soufriere FM Successfully Complete Training

Source: St. Lucia Times | Staff of Soufriere FM Successfully Complete Training Soufriere, St. Lucia – In order to augment and recognize personal development, the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) held a graduation ceremony for radio station Soufriere FM’s personnel. The ceremony which was held on Friday May 19th, 2017, was to recognize the staff

EYEWITNESS: Lawlessness..

Source: iNews Guyana | EYEWITNESS: Lawlessness.. …in Legal Affairs Here we go again. Just last week, we had Basil Williams’ “contempt of court” – occasioned by his “despicable conduct” according to Justice Holder –  being swept under the rug.  Only a short while before, we had his feral blast at his Solicitor General also swept

Dunkley condemns Manchester terror attack

Source: The Royal Gazette | Dunkley condemns Manchester terror attack The Premier has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May expressing Bermudas shock and horror following last nights terrorist attack in Manchester. In a formal letter on behalf of Bermuda, Michael Dunkley wrote Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, those

Men’s Futsal Results: PHC & C-Side Win

Source: Bernews | Men’s Futsal Results: PHC & C-Side Win A men’s futsal league double header inside the Bermuda College Gymnasium produced 20 goals on the night. The first match between Flanagan’s Onions II and PHC was a game much closer than the final score. At the half, PHC led 5 to 3 behind a

The Hall of Fame

Source: The Royal Gazette | The Hall of Fame As we countdown to the 35th Americas Cup The Royal Gazette will bring you a series of fun facts about the boats, the sailors, the crew, and the history of this illustrious competition. There are now three days until the month-long sporting spectacle gets under way.

ICC to review security in wake of Manchester bombing

Source: iNews Guyana | ICC to review security in wake of Manchester bombing The ICC have reiterated their commitment to safety and security at the forthcoming Champions Trophy and Women’s World Cup, in the wake of the terrorist attack that killed at least 22 people and injured several more in Manchester on Monday night, according

Haiti – Economy : Signature of a 3 million euro agreement for micro-financing

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Economy : Signature of a 3 million euro agreement for micro-financing Monday in Port-au-Prince, the European Investment Bank, signed a loan agreement amounting to 3 million euros with Action for the Cooperation with Microenterprise (ACME in French) to expand access to finance for rural micro-borrower..

BFIS Summer Intern Programme Underway

Source: Bernews | BFIS Summer Intern Programme Underway The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme, now in its 16th year, commenced this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks [May 22 – June 9] learning about the Bermuda insurance industry in depth – from how to form an insurance company

Guyanese man murdered in T&T

Source: iNews Guyana | Guyanese man murdered in T&T (Trinidad Guardian) The body of the murder victim dumped at one of the country’s tourist attractions on Saturday has been identified as Guyanese national Conrad Gittens. Gittens, 50, lived at Princes Town with relatives, his estranged wife Nicole Gittens told members of the media yesterday at

Teixeira, Trotman selected to observe UK elections

Source: iNews Guyana | Teixeira, Trotman selected to observe UK elections Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira have been selected to be part of an elections observing mission for the upcoming General Election in the United Kingdom (UK). A statement from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) stated that

51 Boats Enter Marion Bermuda Yacht Race

Source: Bernews | 51 Boats Enter Marion Bermuda Yacht Race [Written by  Talbot Wilson] Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 and all information required on the entry forms must be completed by then. Entries now stand at 51 yachts. The start of this blue-water

Why I Left Cuba, My Life in Costa Rica

Source: Havana Times | Why I Left Cuba, My Life in Costa Rica I received a message on Facebook, it was from a Cuban in exile in San Jose, Costa Rica, who was asking me to give him an interview so that the world could know a little bit about his life and what he

BECL Rockaway Center Closed Again Today

Source: Bernews | BECL Rockaway Center Closed Again Today Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. [BECL] Rockaway Satellite Testing Center in Southampton is closed again today due to “staff shortages.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. Rockaway Satellite Testing Center in Southampton is closed again today, due to staff shortages. “Officials will determine if

Seoul Searching

Source: Barbados Today | Seoul Searching Barbados TODAY’s Kaymar Jordan is in Seoul, Korea this week at the invitation of the Korean Foundation, as one of its Distinguished Guests in Media. The visit comes amid heightened tensions along the Korean Peninsula and Barbados TODAY will bring a first-hand view of what it is like in Korea. Amid rising

Bajan Gems beat Sunshine Girls to draw series

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bajan Gems beat Sunshine Girls to draw series BARBADOS BEAT JAMAICA in netball for the first time since 1984 last night as they rallied to a 43-41 win at the National Arena in Kingston.  The result meant the three-match Test series ended…

$550M cocaine bust: Vieira released on his own recognisance

Source: iNews Guyana | 0M cocaine bust: Vieira released on his own recognisance Ace rider Steven Vieira, whom the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had wanted for questioning in connection with the $550 million cocaine bust at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, has been released on his own recognisance. Released: Stephen Vieira Vieira appeared before the Chief

Haiti – USA TPS : Congresswoman Wilson continues the fight

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – USA TPS : Congresswoman Wilson continues the fight Following the announcement by John F. Kelly, Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Haitians for another 6 months http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21016-haiti-flash-tps-extensi

Elderly woman injured in Choc accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Elderly woman injured in Choc accident The post Elderly woman injured in Choc accident appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A 76-year-old woman was injured in a motor vehicle accident at Choc this morning. The victim has been identified as Agnes Mathurin of Plateau. Reports are that a

Vote of no confidence should be postponed

Source: The Royal Gazette | Vote of no confidence should be postponed It was with considerable concern and disappointment that I became aware on Saturday morning that David Burt, the Leader of the Opposition, had on Friday night filed a motion of no confidence in the One Bermuda Alliance government that he plans to debate

Nine new jobs as Gorhams opens on Sundays

Source: The Royal Gazette | Nine new jobs as Gorhams opens on Sundays Hardware and home goods store Gorhams is to open on Sundays and create nine new jobs to cover the extra hours. Andrew Mackay, general manager of Gorhams, said customers had requested for years that it open both days of the weekend. He

Fiscal discipline a must

Source: Nation Newspaper | Fiscal discipline a must ON TUESDAY, MAY 9th the Central Bank of Barbados held its first economic press conference since 2014. It was hosted by Acting Governor Cleviston Haynes, who succeeded Dr DeLisle Worrell who was fired in…

Children among 22 dead in Manchester bombing

Source: Cayman News Service | Children among 22 dead in Manchester bombing (CNS): The death toll in the suicide bomber attack, at around 10:30 UK time Monday night, at the Manchester Arena rose to 22 and included children, British officials said Tuesday morning. Another 59 people have been injured in what is the worst terrorist atrocity

Screening candidate ministers almost finished

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Screening candidate ministers almost finished WILLEMSTAD – Eugene Rhuggenaath, as the one in charge of forming a new government, will visit the Governor today. The future Prime Minister will present his report on the formation of a new government. The judicial part of the screening which is under the Public Prosecution

Manchester: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Source: St. Lucia Times | Manchester: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing BBC:-Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in what Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening, terrorist attack” at Manchester Arena. A lone male suicide attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday at the

Purchase of PM luxury ride broke all financial laws

Source: Guyana Times | Purchase of PM luxury ride broke all financial laws …Govt also pays $20M to bankrupt US company for CCTV cameras Abena Moore, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP), was yesterday hauled over the proverbial coals when she appeared before the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to answer

200 female workers to be affected

Source: Guyana Times | 200 female workers to be affected – massive protest, one-day strike for this morning Enmore Estate closure Two weeks after the announced closure of the East Demerara (Enmore) Estate, more far-reaching consequences are being exposed. Ahead of a “massive” protest planned for the Estate’s factory this morning, Guyana Times was on

Guyana Govt condemns horrifying UK terrorist attack

Source: Guyana Times | Guyana Govt condemns horrifying UK terrorist attack The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana said it was deeply saddened by the horrifying terrorist attack in Manchester, England. Police Officers are seen outside the Manchester Arena, where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain, May 22,

CANU releases ace rider, arrest warrant discharged

Source: Guyana Times | CANU releases ace rider, arrest warrant discharged $550M cocaine bust Ace rider Steven Vieira, whom the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had wanted for questioning in connection with the $550 million cocaine bust at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, has been released on his own recognisance. Stephen Vieira Vieira appeared before the Chief

Dr Norton released from hospital

Source: Guyana Times | Dr Norton released from hospital Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton was recently discharged from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital, and is recovering and resting comfortably at home. In recovery: Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton In a brief statement issued by the Ministry of the

Man found with cocaine utensil jailed

Source: Guyana Times | Man found with cocaine utensil jailed ALodge, Georgetown man was on Monday morning jailed for being in possession of a utensil used for smoking cocaine when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Fifty-eight-year-old Alan Charles, of Lot 8 D’Urban Street, was sentenced to one year in prison and fined $6000.

Infrastructural developments boosting local basketball

Source: Guyana Times | Infrastructural developments boosting local basketball – Vryman’s Erven Court gets  lights By Michelangelo Jacobus The Berbice Basketball Association (BBA) on Saturday received a donation from the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) in the form of an outdoor courtside light, a generator and six basketballs. The light is for the Vryman’s Erven

Guyanese cyclists reap success in French Guiana

Source: Guyana Times | Guyanese cyclists reap success in French Guiana The 12th edition of Du Grand Prix Boulangerie Albert held on Sunday was won by 20-year-old Thebyne Ludwig of French Guiana, while Patrice De Nays and Zephirin Jairus placed second and third respectively. However, the Guyanese duo of Michael Anthony and Orville Hinds rode

Man granted bail on ‘smoking weed’ charge

Source: Guyana Times | Man granted bail on ‘smoking weed’ charge A man who was intercepted by Police Officers for allegedly smoking weed (marijuana) was on Monday granted bail when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman. Gavin Hickson, 46, of 146 Alexander Street, Kitty, Georgetown, originally pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read

Cuba’s first luxury hotel opens in Havana

Source: St. Lucia Times | Cuba’s first luxury hotel opens in Havana (AFP) — Cuba’s first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors Monday in Havana, with guests paying up to $2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort on the Communist island.The “Gran Hotel Manzana,” part of the Swiss group Kempinski Hotels, is situated in

23 May 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 23 May 2017 Weather in Cayman May 23 Tuesday 2017 Synopsis Moderate southeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association with a high pressure over the western Atlantic Ocean. Radar images show isolated showers south of the sister islands moving towards

Gorham’s Store To Open Seven Days A Week

Source: Bernews | Gorham’s Store To Open Seven Days A Week Gorham’s will be extending their business hours to seven days a week, with the store planning to open from 10am – 5pm on Sundays, and hiring nine new employees due to the extended hours. For the past few years, the local hardware and home goods

Norde gets bail after weekend in jail

Source: Barbados Today | Norde gets bail after weekend in jail A 53-year-old man who spent the weekend on remand at HMP Dodds was granted his freedom today. Roger Peter Aldon Norde, of Brandons, St Michael is accused of using the threatening words, “Police said to you, ‘do not . . . come around here’

Man set on fire during Venezuela protests

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man set on fire during Venezuela protests CARACAS – Photographer Marco Bello has covered many violent scenes during seven weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela, but he witnessed a particularly shocking incident at the weekend when a crowd…

Guyanese mason murdered in T&T

Source: Stabroek News | Guyanese mason murdered in T&T (Trinidad Guardian) The body of the murder victim dumped at one of the country’s tourist attractions on Saturday has been identified as Guyanese national Conrad Gittens. The post Guyanese mason murdered in T&T appeared first on Stabroek News.

Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester

Source: Bernews | Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester Premier Michael Dunkley has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May expressing Bermuda’s “shock and horror” following last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester. In a formal letter on behalf of Bermuda, the Premier wrote, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, those

Extension granted

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Schoolgirl arrested in connection with viral video

Source: St. Lucia Times | Schoolgirl arrested in connection with viral video Barbados Police  have arrested and charged a 15-year-old schoolgirl with assault  following an incident  at the Lester Vaughn School which was filmed, posted on social media and went viral. According to Barbados Today, another girl was chased by a number of students and kicked

Breaking the silence on domestic violence

Source: St. Lucia Times | Breaking the silence on domestic violence OECS supports Walk 4 a Cause 2017. The OECS Commission is calling upon the public to support “Walk 4 a Cause” 2017 to raise awareness on the global issue of domestic violence. “Walk 4 a Cause” was originally launched in 2013 and sponsored by

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Zuhri Burgess

Source: Bernews | Alpha Beautillion Profile: Zuhri Burgess In the first in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Zuhri Burgess. His profile, courtesy of the Alphas, says: “Zuhri Kebede Tahjame Burgess was born on the island of Bermuda on March 16, 2000 to Aljame Zuill

Accused murderer commends detective for telling ‘absolute truth’

Source: iWitness News | Accused murderer commends detective for telling ‘absolute truth’ An accused murder has thanked a detective for telling the court what the man on trial described as “the absolute truth” of what the investigator witnessed. Veron Primus’ commendation to detective Sergeant Malcolm Alexander came on Tuesday as the preliminary inquiry into … Continue reading

Security guard admits to stealing on the job

Source: Barbados Today | Security guard admits to stealing on the job A presentencing report has been ordered into the life of a female security guard who admitted to stealing from her employer over the weekend. Chantel Sharika Alicia Drakes of Forde’s Road, Clapham Drive, St Michael told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’

Pilots’ union not happy with LIAT, management responds

Source: Nation Newspaper | Pilots’ union not happy with LIAT, management responds ST JOHN’S – The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) says the management of the regional carrier, LIAT has failed to honour an agreement concerning a new salary structure and a result the…

No progress

Source: Barbados Today | No progress There has been yet another delay in the hearing of the lawsuit brought against the State by former murder accused Frank Errol Gibson. This time, Gibson’s lead attorney, Larry Smith, has objected to the legal representative for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) making oral submissions that madame Justice

Ladder Bay Trail closed during ‘Elsa’ salvaging

Source: Saba News | Ladder Bay Trail closed during ‘Elsa’ salvaging The lower section of the Ladder Bay Trail will be temporarily closed and the dive-site buoy will be tem­porarily removed during the salvaging process of motor yacht Elsa. A public notice issued Friday by the Public Entity of Saba reads that due to precautionary

GEBE meeting on Wednesday

Source: The Daily Herald | GEBE meeting on Wednesday PHILIPSBURG–Members of Parliament (MPs) will continue their discussion about the current state of affairs at utilities company GEBE on Wednesday starting at 2:00pm in Parliament House. Energy Affairs Minister and Shareholder’s Representative Christophe Emmanuel will be present for the session together with the management team of

First murder for 2017 reported in Anguilla

Source: The Daily Herald | First murder for 2017 reported in Anguilla ANGUILLA–Police are reporting a shooting incident in the area of the Yellow Banana store in Stoney Ground that resulted in the death of 24 year old Anderson Carty of North Hill. This is the first murder in Anguilla for 2017.

GuySuCo warns it may be forced to close Uitvlugt estate

Source: Stabroek News | GuySuCo warns it may be forced to close Uitvlugt estate The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has said that if the 375 cane-harvesters and cane-transporters of the Wales estate do not support the Uitvlugt Improvement Programme (UIP), it may be forced to close the estate. The post GuySuCo warns it may be

Ministry flayed over handling of purchase of vehicle for PM

Source: Stabroek News | Ministry flayed over handling of purchase of vehicle for PM At a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament hearing yesterday, the Ministry of the Presidency came in for criticism for its handling of the purchase of a vehicle for  Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo. The post Ministry flayed over handling of purchase

CDC widens relief efforts as list of affected areas grows

Source: Stabroek News | CDC widens relief efforts as list of affected areas grows The Civil Defence Com-mission (CDC) was yesterday preparing to extend its surveillance and relief efforts as it received reports of more flood-affected areas in regions 8 and 7. The post CDC widens relief efforts as list of affected areas grows appeared

Project for more effective engagement with diaspora underway

Source: Stabroek News | Project for more effective engagement with diaspora underway Minister of State,  Joseph Harmon yesterday said that the Government is committed to working with the Guyanese diaspora as he  declared open the Regional Project for “Effective and Sustainable Diaspora Engagement for Development in the Caribbean”. The post Project for more effective engagement

Stephen Vieira released

Source: Stabroek News | Stephen Vieira released Biker Stephen Vieira, who was arrested last Thursday in connection with the recent discovery of almost 85 kilos of cocaine at Zeelugt, was released yesterday after a warrant that was issued for his arrest was recalled by the Chief Magistrate. The post Stephen Vieira released appeared first on

‘Tourist arrivals a new record pace’

Source: Barbados Today | ‘Tourist arrivals a new record pace’ Barbados is on pace for a second straight record year in long-stay visitor arrivals, according to Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy. Sealy today announced that the island recorded an 8.2 per cent rise in arrivals as at the end of April, when compared to the

Six Females Among Government Senate Appointments Including Positions of President and Vice-President

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Six Females Among Government Senate Appointments Including Positions of President and Vice-President Six females have been named to fill Government Senate Appointments in the Upper Chamber including Mrs. Kathleen (Kay) Forbes-Smith and Dr. Mildred Hall, who will serve as President and Vice-President of the Upper Chamber respectively. Prime Minister, the Hon.

Cash block

Source: Barbados Today | Cash block Slot machine operators here are having a cash problem – too much of it and nowhere to deposit it. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite today disclosed that commercial banks are refusing to accept large amounts of cash from these businesses because of the labelling of Barbados as a money laundering

Same Piarco story after all these years

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Same Piarco story after all these years Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017The Minister of National Security, Dear Sir, The attached photograph was taken at Piarco Immigration on the evening of May 21, 2017. This is a regular occurrence for both tourists and Caricom citizens. We recently held a conference in Trinidad and

With hydrofoils Tobago can be one hour away

Source: Trinidad Guardian | With hydrofoils Tobago can be one hour away Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017The committee appointed by the State to find a replacement for the Super Fast Galacia should consider viewing demonstrations of hydrofoil passenger and cargo crafts. These vessels, once under way, can lift their hulls out of the water by deploying

Banks without conscience

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Banks without conscience Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017I have a chequing account with a major local bank. I withdrew my last $20 from the account using the bank’s ATM. On checking my account a couple days after I discovered that I now owe the bank $38.50. The bank took their ATM fee

Govt loses in court…again

Source: Newsday | Govt loses in court…again A MAJOR blow was dealt to government’s property tax collection drive as a judge’s temporary stay on the enforcement and implementation of the Valuation Return Form (Property Tax Form), has been extended to June 6.

SHALE WINS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | SHALE WINS Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017Former Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani once famously said, “The stone age did not end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” His prediction is coming to pass. The world is awash

People turned away

Source: Newsday | People turned away PERSONS trying to submit their valuation forms at the Ministry of Finance’s Valuation Division office at Palms Club in San Fernando were turned away yesterday after they were greeted with a sign which read: “Property tax on hold until further notice.”

Submit valuation forms…if you wish

Source: Newsday | Submit valuation forms…if you wish FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert yesterday said property owners can continue to submit their valuation forms, if they want to, despite court challenges by the Opposition to the property tax, which the State has appealed.

Khan: Petrotrin underperformance can't continue

Source: Newsday | Khan: Petrotrin underperformance can’t continue PETROTRN’S underperformance cannot be allowed to continue, said Energy Minister Franklin Khan, who suggested the solution lies in adopting a “cash for equity model”, a possible byword for divestment/ privatisation.

Justice Jamadar explains

Source: Newsday | Justice Jamadar explains APPELLATE Court judge Peter Jamadar has put on record how he and his two court colleagues were selected to sit on the appeal hearing of Justice Frank Seepersad’s order which temporarily halts implementation of the property tax.

'Jamaica Moves' presented to Commonwealth health ministers

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | ‘Jamaica Moves’ presented to Commonwealth health ministers Jamaica’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Winston De La Haye, on Sunday made his presentation at the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting being held in Geneva, Switzerland.The presentation, which focused on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the…

Major roadworks by NWA can stand up to scrutiny – Hunter

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | Major roadworks by NWA can stand up to scrutiny – Hunter Chief Executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA), E.G. Hunter, has moved to defend major works carried out by his agency.He declared that there is no evidence that such roadworks have been found wanting.”One needs to establish factually…

Social-media war declared on lotto scammers

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | Social-media war declared on lotto scammers Western Bureau:The Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force, which is now on a high following the recent extradition of several high-profile, alleged ‘lotto scammers’ has opened up another front in its war against the fraudulent scheme, using social media as…

JCF graduates get their feet wet in Half-Way Tree operation

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | JCF graduates get their feet wet in Half-Way Tree operation Police personnel, including a batch that graduated two weeks ago, flooded Half-Way Tree (HWT) yesterday as part of an initiative of the Police High Command to eradicate lawlessness from society.Similar to yesterday, increased presence within the HWT…

Carlos Hill trial postponed again

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | Carlos Hill trial postponed again The fraud trial of former Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill is scheduled to start in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston tomorrow.The trial was expected to start yesterday, but was again postponed because the judge selected to hear the case was…

No, thank you! – Accused persons ignore sentence-reduction initiative

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | No, thank you! – Accused persons ignore sentence-reduction initiative Accused persons in the nearly 700 criminal cases that are before the Home Circuit Court yesterday turned their backs on an initiative implemented by court administrators that guaranteed significantly discounted sentences in exchange for pleading…

Proposal to dump 'uncontrollable' designation for violent children

Source: Jamaica Gleaner | Proposal to dump ‘uncontrollable’ designation for violent children Two new measures called the Care Order and the Antisocial Behaviour Order are being proposed for the courts to use in treating with children. They would formally replace the ‘uncontrollable’ designation that some advocates argue results in the abuse…

GENIUS OF THE MAN CALLED BURKETT

Source: Trinidad Guardian | GENIUS OF THE MAN CALLED BURKETT David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, May 23, 2017A colleague has sent me a remarkable video of a conversation with the Irish surgeon Dr Denis Burkett done in 1993 some months before his death. Dennis Burkett is known in medical circles for two things. He described in

What we can learn from Marissa Nelson

Source: Trinidad Guardian | What we can learn from Marissa Nelson Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017Last Christmas, Marissa Nelson–who became known as the 600-pound woman from Valencia–was photographed at her hospital room in Mt Hope carrying a broad smile, the smile of someone who could begin to see a new life after being effectively immobilised at

Irregularities exposed in 2015 government spending at Presidency

Source: Kaieteur News | Irregularities exposed in 2015 government spending at Presidency …vehicle, security cameras among questionable purchases A number of financial irregularities were found to have taken place within the Office of the Prime PAC Chairman, Irfaan Ali Minister and the Ministry of the Presidency for purchases and the financing of projects. These discoveries

Authorities check Bank accounts for missing PetroCaribe money

Source: Kaieteur News | Authorities check Bank accounts for missing PetroCaribe money Investigators believe that during the reign of the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) administration, there was extensive pilfering from the proceeds of the PetroCaribe deal. To this extent, investigators are ready to “follow the trail.” PetroCaribe was an agreement struck between the governments

$16.8mn Readymix shares traded

Source: Trinidad Guardian | .8mn Readymix shares traded Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which one advanced, three declined and nine traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 2,083,671 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $22,380,356.12. Readymix (West Indies)

Alleged Amelia’s Ward wife killer remanded

Source: Kaieteur News | Alleged Amelia’s Ward wife killer remanded Alleged wife-killer Michael London was remanded yesterday for the murder of his wife, 37-year-old Shenika Elliot- London, who succumbed to a brutal knife attack last Friday at her Lot 1206 Central Amelia’s Ward home. The handcuffed accused made a brief appearance before Magistrate Clive Nurse

Murderous pirate attack in Corentyne Waters…One suspect in custody, boat engine recovered

Source: Kaieteur News | Murderous pirate attack in Corentyne Waters…One suspect in custody, boat engine recovered As investigators tighten their grip around what actually occurred that day in the Corentyne waters when Mahadeo Ramdehol lost his life while fishing, they have finally made inroads into the attack. Dead: Mahadeo Ramdehol Ian Amsterdam, Divisional Commander, has

Trini con-man captured in Guyana

Source: Kaieteur News | Trini con-man captured in Guyana Trinidadian citizen, Daniel Ali, came to Guyana in 2014 and conned numerous persons throughout Guyana and some from as far as Berbice. But his tricks came to an end on Saturday when he was nabbed by the cops at Ogle, East Coast Daniel Ali Demerara (ECD).

Trini kan man teach Guyanese a lesson

Source: Kaieteur News | Trini kan man teach Guyanese a lesson Jagdeo change de laws of Guyana and Soulja Bai now trying to reverse it. That is why Guyana law different from anywhere in de world. Jagdeo law is only fuh de rich and not fuh de poor; is not fuh de dankey cart but

Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Co. ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament…All systems in place for Friday’s start – Organisers

Source: Kaieteur News | Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Co. ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament…All systems in place for Friday’s start – Organisers All systems are in place for Friday’s start of the Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Company ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament scheduled to kick-off,  at the National Gymnasium. Part of the excitement that was witnessed in

Trenelle Byer located

Source: Nation Newspaper | Trenelle Byer located TRENELLE AILANI BYER has been traced. Police say the 13-year-old of Gilkes Road, Hindsbury, St Michael is safe. They had asked for help in locating her on Monday morning.  The administration…

Festival plan

Source: Nation Newspaper | Festival plan THERE WILL BE no King or Queen of the Crop for Crop Over 2017. And once again there will be no Cohobblopot. However, after “intense discussion” on threatened action, there will be an $80 000 increase in…

Bank blues for businesses

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bank blues for businesses IT’S A CASE OF MORE MONEY, more problems for slot machine operators as they now face the prospects of not knowing where to put their earnings. That’s because commercial banks are apprehensive about…

Schoolgirl charged

Source: Nation Newspaper | Schoolgirl charged A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL has been charged in connection with last week’s savage beating of a schoolmate, and other students are expected to face similar charges. Police last night revealed that the…

Parker-Edgecombe to Head Information and Communications Arm; Oversee Transformation of ZNS/Modernization of BIS

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Parker-Edgecombe to Head Information and Communications Arm; Oversee Transformation of ZNS/Modernization of BIS Former veteran broadcaster Mrs. Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe will serve as Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis said Monday. Prime Minister Minnis said Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe

Desmond Bannister Sworn In as Minister of Works

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Desmond Bannister Sworn In as Minister of Works NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Hon. Desmond Bannister was sworn in as Minister of Works by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, May 22, 2017. Official photos by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

AG: Lobby at the highest level

Source: Barbados Advocate | AG: Lobby at the highest level (From left) High Commissioner of the Canadian Embassy in Barbados, Marie Legault, shares a light moment with Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Clifton Leacock, Chief Justice (Ag) Sandra Mason, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and OAS Representative, Francis McBarnette, at the end of the opening ceremony

Registrar charged with fraud

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Registrar charged with fraud REGISTRAR of Deeds, Azeena Baksh has been charged with obtaining money by false pretense and is to appear in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today for formal arraignment. Police instituted the charge on Monday on Baksh on allegations that she unlawfully paid herself gratuity amounting to $4.5M when

Youths ‘aspire to inspire’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Youths ‘aspire to inspire’ –with launch of innovative STREAMS project   YOUTHS across all ten administrative regions of Guyana will be identifying and responding to challenges in their communities through the Youth Innovation Project of Guyana (YIPoG), launched Monday at the Umana Yana. Incorporating the areas of “STEAMS” (Science, Technology, Engineering,

Hutson confirmed as education chief

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Hutson confirmed as education chief MARCEL Hutson has been confirmed as the Chief Education Officer (CEO) of the Ministry of Education. Hutson has been acting in the position since August 2016 following the decision of the government not to renew the contract of former CEO, Olato Sam. In an interview with

‘You deserve more’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | ‘You deserve more’ …Ramjattan seeks bigger subvention for Salvation Army MINISTER of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has commended the work of the Salvation Army’s Drug Rehabilitation Programame, stating that it stands in his estimation as the number one humanitarian programme in the country. Alluding to the annual subvention of $10M granted

Manchester Arena blast… 19 dead, scores injured

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Manchester Arena blast… 19 dead, scores injured NINETEEN people have been killed and about 50 injured in a blast at Manchester Arena, police have said. Witnesses said they heard two loud bangs, reported to be in the foyer, after a pop concert by Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said there are

Parents must pay!

Source: Barbados Today | Parents must pay! Government’s top legal advisor today said he intended to hold responsible, the parents of children who perpetrate acts of violence against fellow students or teachers. Responding to a recent viral video which showed a female student being beaten merciless by a group of fellow students, an impassioned Attorney

Independence of the judiciary 

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Independence of the judiciary  In what was probably President David Granger’s most forceful presentation to the Judiciary, should it be heeded, Guyana is bound to find itself sitting proudlyamong nations where the rule of law reigns supreme. Efforts and recognition by the APNU+AFC Government to create the environment where an independent judiciary

40 years of Sino-Barbados relations

Source: Barbados Today | 40 years of Sino-Barbados relations In his first address to the United Nations on the occasion of Barbados’ admission to the world body after gaining Independence from Britain on November 30, 1966, the Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow, our first prime minister, enunciated a policy position that subsequently became a guiding

‘It’s alive and kicking!’ Parking-meter consultations begin today

Source: Guyana Chronicle | ‘It’s alive and kicking!’ Parking-meter consultations begin today “IT’S alive, it’s kicking, and it’s well! It’s not going to die!” Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green said on Monday about the controversial parking meter project. The seven-member committee, headed by Councillor Malcolm Ferreira, finally broke its silence at yesterday’s statutory meeting, and provided

Norman McLean among nominees for registries board

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Norman McLean among nominees for registries board MAJOR General (Rtd), Norman Mc Clean, has been nominated by the Private Sector Commission to sit on the Governing Board of the Deeds and Commercial Registry. In a release on Monday, the Attorney General Chambers stated that nominees for the Governing board of the

Don’t fear video recordings, police told

Source: Barbados Today | Don’t fear video recordings, police told Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) are being urged not to fear the prospect of being recorded by the public while carrying out their duties. In the wake of a video which went viral on social media, appearing to show a police officer

Ball in Bravo’s court, says chief selector

Source: Stabroek News | Ball in Bravo’s court, says chief selector BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – With the critical tour of England looming, chief selector Courtney Browne has said there is still no timetable for Darren Bravo’s return to the West Indies side. The post Ball in Bravo’s court, says chief selector appeared first on Stabroek

Survivors at Cancer Society Ball Salluted

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Survivors at Cancer Society Ball Salluted BTC was a Platinum Sponsor at last weekend’s Cancer Society Ball. In addition to its sponsorship of this event, BTC remains committed to supporting their initiatives year round. The Executive Management team and staff members attended the ball. CEO Leon Williams said, “We were happy

Remembering Arch Cot – ten years later

Source: Barbados Today | Remembering Arch Cot – ten years later It’s hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago when the collapse of an apartment complex in Arch Cot, Brittons Hill, St Michael sent chills down the spines of Barbadians. The island had waited with bated breath as efforts were made to find

Cayman spared in global ransomware attack

Source: Cayman News Service | Cayman spared in global ransomware attack (CNS):  The RCIPS has said that the Financial Crime Unit has not received any reports that anyone in the Cayman Islands has been affected by the recent global cyber attack. But the attackers behind the WannaCry Ransomware are still trying to solicit cash from victims in

19 dead in Manchester blast

Source: St. Lucia Times | 19 dead in Manchester blast (CNN)At least 19 people are dead and about 50 injured in a possible terrorist incident Monday at Manchester Arena in England, where pop singer Ariana Grande was performing, Greater Manchester Police said. “This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise,”

‘Che-Che’: Model, Footballer, Dancer, Equestrian

Source: Bernews | ‘Che-Che’: Model, Footballer, Dancer, Equestrian [Written by Eron Hill] Che’-Chulae’ Monet Dowling  is not your average 12-year-old. The young model, footballer, dancer, and equestrian has a work ethic second to none that has allowed her to succeed at anything that she sets her sights on. Her most recent accomplishment is the launch

‘Bravo’s fate in his hands’

Source: Barbados Today | ‘Bravo’s fate in his hands’ With the tour of England looming, chief selector Courtney Browne has said there is still no timetable for Darren Bravo’s return to the West Indies side. In fact, Browne told the Massy United Insurance Line and Length TV show that the responsibility was now on the

The Progressives: STRONGER

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Progressives: STRONGER From The Progressives 2017 Manifesto A STRONGER CAYMAN BRAC & LITTLE CAYMAN Our vision for Cayman Brac & Little Cayman includes a development plan that encourages economic growth based on the preservation of the environment, culture, and traditions of the Sister Islands. Development must be sufficient to

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands to host The Business of Art • Symposium with guest presenter NAGB Director, Amanda Coulson

Source: Cayman Eye News | The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands to host The Business of Art • Symposium with guest presenter NAGB Director, Amanda Coulson Join the NGCI for a full day of presentations and workshops that explore how artists and creatives can build a business around their talent, from initially developing a

Cayman Progressives: Finances & Government

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Progressives: Finances & Government From The Progressives Manifesto 2017 STRONG GOVERNMENT FINANCES Over the last four years, the Progressives Government, has returned the country to a secure financial position. We did so through economic growth and carefully managing our finances. This has resulted in solid budget surpluses. Surpluses that

‘Pile Driving’ To Start At Airport Project Site

Source: Bernews | ‘Pile Driving’ To Start At Airport Project Site Starting Thursday, May 25 through to October, pile driving will be taking place at the construction site of the new airport terminal. “This is the process of hammering steel piles into the ground at a depth of 115 feet within the footprint of the

Caribbean Newsline (May 22)

Source: Carib Vision | Caribbean Newsline (May 22) In the headlines: A possible showdown looms between LIAT and its pilots over pay… And in Sports… Still no word as to when Darren Bravo will return to the West Indies team… Source

BTVI’s New Providence Campus Graduation 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTVI’s New Providence Campus Graduation 2017 During his maiden formal presentation as Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd minced no words regarding his views on technical vocational education and training (TVET), stating that it serves as the core discipline in the efficiency of any society. “Stop disrespecting technical and vocational

Samsung President Set to Meet BTC CEO

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Samsung President Set to Meet BTC CEO Just a week ago, BTC introduced the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 to the country. On the weekend, BTC began installing experience tables for the Samsung product lines in its stores. The experience table allows you to touch and feel all the entire Samsung

VENEZUELA – Burned alive

Source: Barbados Today | VENEZUELA – Burned alive CARACAS – Doctors rallied in Venezuela on Monday in the latest street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd. The death toll climbed to 48 over the weekend, with hundreds

Fatalities after incident at Manchester concert

Source: St. Lucia Times | Fatalities after incident at Manchester concert CNN)There are fatalities following an incident at Manchester Arena in England on Monday, according to local police. In a Facebook post, Greater Manchester Police released the following statement: “Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. There are a

Wales’ Cup

Source: Barbados Today | Wales’ Cup The Barbados Football Association 2017 Digicel Premier League cheque has been signed with Neighbourhood Care Pharmaceutical Weymouth Wales’ name written on it. Wales, the new titleholders and one of the island’s most popular clubs, were destined to lift the cup and needed just three match-winning points which they secured

Deaths reported at Ariana Grande concert

Source: Nation Newspaper | Deaths reported at Ariana Grande concert MANCHESTER – A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing left an unknown number of people dead and injured, police…

Candidates make last bid for votes

Source: Cayman Compass | Candidates make last bid for votes At least three rival rallies will take place across Grand Cayman Tuesday night as the independent candidates, the Cayman Democratic Party and the Progressives make their final pitch to voters before the midnight deadline for all campaigning to stop.

Man arrested in dog burning case

Source: Cayman Compass | Man arrested in dog burning case An 18-year-old North Side resident has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty in connection with the case surrounding a dog that was burned earlier this month, police reported on Monday.

Sealy highlights tourism achievements

Source: Nation Newspaper | Sealy highlights tourism achievements BARBADOS IS ON stream for a hat trick of record tourist arrivals. Word of this from Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy who was speaking to the media during a break of the opening session of the 31st annual…

More than 1,000 have already voted

Source: Cayman Compass | More than 1,000 have already voted An estimated 5 percent of Cayman’s registered voters have already cast ballots for Wednesday’s general election, although it will not be known how they voted until election night.

Jonathan Kern named top community police officer

Source: Cayman Compass | Jonathan Kern named top community police officer A Cayman Islands police constable, who helped develop a smartphone app to improve communication between neighborhood cops and residents, has been named the Caribbean’s top community policing officer for 2017. Jonathan Kern, who works with the neighborhood policing unit and currently patrols the George

Bodden Town man admits breaking into cars

Source: Cayman Compass | Bodden Town man admits breaking into cars Jeff Pandohie, 48, appeared in Summary Court on Monday afternoon, when he pleaded guilty to seven charges, including two relating to damaging a vehicle.

Criminal damage complaint made after motorcade

Source: Cayman Compass | Criminal damage complaint made after motorcade Police are investigating a complaint of criminal damage in connection with a vehicle that was scratched as the Progressives motorcade was intercepted Saturday by supporters of independent candidate Dwayne “John John” Seymour.

‘A curvy road’

Source: Barbados Today | ‘A curvy road’ TEHRAN — Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States “a curvy road”, saying he hoped the Trump administration will “settle down” enough for his nation to better understand it. Rouhani also criticized Saudi Arabia after it just hosted President Donald Trump’s

Barbados beaten

Source: Barbados Today | Barbados beaten KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls made amends for their disappointing netball result in Friday’s series opener with a 40-34 defeat of Barbados in last night’s second contest, to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series. Playing at the National Arena, World number four Jamaica controlled the game

2 of the 4 nabbed en route to robbery charged, remanded

Source: iNews Guyana | 2 of the 4 nabbed en route to robbery charged, remanded Mark Griffith, a miner of Linden and Jake Marks, 27 of Parfaith Harmonie, West Bank Demerara were charged as they appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday. Duo charged, Mark Griffith in white and Jake

Design Chosen For Bermuda Triangle Landmark

Source: Bernews | Design Chosen For Bermuda Triangle Landmark A panel of judges representing eight local organisations has selected the winning design for a new Bermuda Triangle art installation at Clearwater Beach, with Bermudian Shane Mora being chosen following a Request for Proposal [RFP] process that inspired eleven qualified submissions. The BTA said, “The objective

Photos: America’s Cup Teams Practice Racing

Source: Bernews | Photos: America’s Cup Teams Practice Racing With the countdown clock ticking over to just five days before the start of the 35th America’s Cup, all six teams took to Bermuda’s Great Sound today [May 22] with three [Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand and Land Rover BAR] taking part in another day

Rocco Bowen tall in the saddle

Source: Barbados Today | Rocco Bowen tall in the saddle AUBURN, Washington – Barbadian jockey Rocco Bowen kept up his frenetic pace in the new Emerald Downs season when he reeled off a double in yesterday’s nine-race card. The reigning champion, who celebrates his 28th birthday tomorrow, won the day’s opener with 3-1 chance Kadesha before

Fogging schedule May 23 to 26

Source: Nation Newspaper | Fogging schedule May 23 to 26 THE VECOTR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito this week. On Tuesday, May 23, the team will be in St Michael to spray Hinds Hill, Husbands…

Three women hurt fleeing shooting incident

Source: The Royal Gazette | Three women hurt fleeing shooting incident Police now say that three females were injured in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Devonshire on Friday night. It happened in the North Shore and Glebe roads area at around 11. 15pm. It is now understood that the teenage male

Ascendant Group up 3

Source: The Royal Gazette | Ascendant Group up 3 Shares of energy utility Ascendant Group, the parent of Belco, improved by 25 cents, or 3 per cent, to 8. 50 after 17,300 traded. The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed at 2,043. 76, up 2. 41 points, or 0. 12 per cent. On the New York Stock

Parade will feature more than 50 groups

Source: The Royal Gazette | Parade will feature more than 50 groups More than 50 different group and organisation participants will take part in this years Bermuda Day Parade. The line-up includes bands, floats, dance troupes, and much more. Printed programme inserts listing all participants will be placed in tomorrows edition of ltigtThe Royal Gazette.

Official opening for Caroline Bay Marina

Source: The Royal Gazette | Official opening for Caroline Bay Marina The Caroline Bay Marina was formally opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon. Despite light showers around 100 people trekked to Morgans Point for the ribbon cutting, including developers Nelson Hunt and Craig Christensen and a number of sailors from the boats already docked

No Cohobblopot or King and Queen of the Crop

Source: Nation Newspaper | No Cohobblopot or King and Queen of the Crop COHOBBLOPOT is off the cards once again. Just short of one month after Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley said the event would make a return, he was forced to change his tune. Speaking during…

Asset Recovery Team confiscates three houses in Curaçao

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Asset Recovery Team confiscates three houses in Curaçao WILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Asset Recovery Team (Afpakteam) confiscated three houses today on the island. These three houses are part of two criminal cases in the Netherlands. The confiscated properties are one house on Caracasbaaiweg and one in Janthiel, better known as Damasco

BRA Oistins to reopen tomorrow 

Source: Nation Newspaper | BRA Oistins to reopen tomorrow  THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY wishes to advise the public that its Oistins location will reopen for business tomorrow, May 23, after closing early today due to an environmental challenge.  The issue…

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Source: Bernews | Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards joined representatives from 12 other UK Overseas Territories [UKOTs] and Crown Dependencies [CDs] on the Channel Island of Alderney. Designates came together from as far afield as Pitcairn and the British Virgin Islands on 27 and 28 April to discuss the

Brother of Missing Teen Uncooperative with Investigation

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Brother of Missing Teen Uncooperative with Investigation Basseterre, St. Kitts-The brother of missing teen Leanna Napoleon is said to be uncooperative with police conducting the investigation into his sister’s disappearance. The revelation came from police officer Sergeant Lyndita Powell of the Special Victims Unit (SVU) during a press

Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

Source: Bernews | Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade A ladies’ drill and rifle team set up with help from the Royal Bermuda Regiment is set to shine in Wednesday’s Bermuda Day parade. The Bermuda Rifle and Drill Team is set to field its biggest-ever contingent of 37 – with junior members

30 Minute Video: May 22 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: May 22 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

NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC

Source: Bernews | NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC NBC Sports Group will present more than 40 hours of coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup from Bermuda across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app, beginning this Friday, May 26, with coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on NBCSN. NBCSN and

Hamilton Princess Unveil New Staff Uniforms

Source: Bernews | Hamilton Princess Unveil New Staff Uniforms Hamilton Princess & Beach Club today [May 22], debuted the new designer uniforms for pool and Beach Club employees. The hotel has collaborated with British men’s fashion designer, Orlebar Brown, in creating the new uniforms. They consist of Orlebar Brown white Jarrett Cotton Polo Shirts and blue

Four PLP Senators Appointed

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Four PLP Senators Appointed The Progressive Liberal Party is pleased to announce that upon the advice of the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, to Her Excellency the Governor General pursuant to Article 39(3) of the Constitution, the following persons will be appointed to the Senate on Tuesday,

Weather Forecast For Tuesday May 23

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Tuesday May 23 Tuesday, May 23 is expected to be cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day, with the high to be near 24°C/76°F and the low to be near 22°C/71°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is

Eight people arrested in WB drug raid

Source: Cayman News Service | Eight people arrested in WB drug raid (CNS): Police have arrested eight people, including three teenagers, for drug-related offences following a raid at an address in Birch Tree Hill Road, West Bay, on Friday evening. Officers went to the residency around 5pm in the evening and found around 8lbs of

Senators debate trust and transparency

Source: The Royal Gazette | Senators debate trust and transparency Transparency and trust took centre stage as senators met this morning. A 90-minute motion to adjourn came at the end of a relatively short session, in which only one Bill was addressed at the Senates temporary location in the House of Assembly. One Bermuda Alliance

Police charge BT man over criminal damage

Source: Cayman News Service | Police charge BT man over criminal damage (CNS): As police continue their clampdown in Bodden Town after a crime spike in the district, which included a surge of burglaries and car thefts, a 48-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage and is expected to appear in court Monday. The

Apply for National Development Scholarships 2017 

Source: Nation Newspaper | Apply for National Development Scholarships 2017  A WIDE RANGE of options are available once again under the National Development Scholarships, and Barbadians are encouraged to apply now. Interested persons, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have…

Teenager arrested on animal cruelty allegations

Source: Cayman News Service | Teenager arrested on animal cruelty allegations (CNS): Police arrested an 18-year-old boy from North Side Sunday on suspicion of animal cruelty in connection with an incident where a dog was set on fire at a property in the district. The RCIPS investigation began on 13 May after a pit bull cross-breed named

Fitch upgrades Butterfield Bank

Source: The Royal Gazette | Fitch upgrades Butterfield Bank Butterfield Banks credit rating has been upgraded by Fitch Ratings. The New York-based rating agency said today that it had raised the banks viability rating to bbb from bbb- after its review of the bank. Fitch has also affirmed Butterfields support-driven long-term issuer default rating of

Food product expiry date & safety

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Food product expiry date & safety Tons of expired meat and products are being sold apparently for a long time on the island of Curacao, raising many questions about efficiency & credibility among big names in the food industry. Many it seems are unaware of this crucial element endangering health and

Marcel Hutson confirmed as Chief Education Officer

Source: iNews Guyana | Marcel Hutson confirmed as Chief Education Officer Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson Marcel Hutson has been confirmed as the Chief Education Officer (CEO) of the Ministry of Education. Hutson has been acting in the position, from August 2016, following the decision of the government not to renew the contract of

A call for help

Source: Cana News | A call for help GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 22, CMC – Venezuela’s Amba… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login

Noisy airport construction work set to begin

Source: The Royal Gazette | Noisy airport construction work set to begin The noisiest phase of construction pile driving will take place at the new airport terminal site from Thursday. Workmen will be hammering steel piles into the ground at a depth of 115ft within the footprint of the new terminal and passenger bridges, according

Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno Promises a New Style of Leadership

Source: Havana Times | Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno Promises a New Style of Leadership On Wednesday, socialist Lenin Moreno, from the governing Alianza Pais movement, will become the constitutional president of Ecuador. He says he is open to creating a dialogue with all sectors, including opponents, who he is reaching out to.

Lindener accused of killing his wife remanded to prison

Source: iNews Guyana | Lindener accused of killing his wife remanded to prison Days after reportedly murdering his 37-year-old wife in their Linden home, a 35-year-old man was arraigned at the Wales Magistrate Court on Monday morning. The accused Michael London making his way out of court Michael London of lot 1206 Central Amelia’s Ward,

Linden man charged with murder of wife

Source: Stabroek News | Linden man charged with murder of wife The police say that a post-mortem was done on the body of Shenika Elliot London today and the cause of death was given as “multiple incised wounds’’. The post Linden man charged with murder of wife appeared first on Stabroek News.

Shutdown of Molyneux pumping station tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper | Shutdown of Molyneux pumping station tomorrow THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY wishes to advise residents and businesses in parts of St Thomas that tomorrow Tuesday, 23 May, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., there will be a shutdown of the Molyneux…

Caribbean in 10 (May 22)

Source: Carib Vision | Caribbean in 10 (May 22) In the headlines: The Bank of Jamaica to assess how recent flooding in the island will affect inflation… And in Sport… Jamaica’s netballers come out on top in the opening game of the three–mach series against Barbados… Source

Haiti – FLASH : TPS extension for 6 months (official)

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – FLASH : TPS extension for 6 months (official) John F. Kelly, the Secretary of Homeland Security today announced his decision to extend—for an additional six months, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti. This extension is effective…

One More Step Towards an Animal Protection Law in Cuba

Source: Havana Times | One More Step Towards an Animal Protection Law in Cuba Just a week ago, the Cuban Association for the Defense of Animals called for a collection of signatures rejecting the crime that took place in Manzanillo. Almost 2,000 signatures were collected in just six days and there are still people who

Sunshine Girls take lead against Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper | Sunshine Girls take lead against Barbados JAMAICA’S SUNSHINE GIRLS defeated Caribbean neighbours Barbados 40-34 in yesterday’s game two at National Arena to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test international series. It wasn’t the best of performances…

Woman admits damaging ex-partners truck

Source: The Royal Gazette | Woman admits damaging ex-partners truck A 60-year-old Pembroke woman has admitted throwing paint over her ex-partners truck. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Barbara Johnson admitted causing wilful and unlawful damage in Devonshire on March 10. The court heard that the complainant had parked in front of a Devonshire residence

Beneficial ownership register rules updated

Source: The Royal Gazette | Beneficial ownership register rules updated Bermudian companies will have to update their beneficial ownership details if a proposed new law takes effect. At present, firms are only required to file beneficial ownership at formation with no obligation to inform island authorities of any changes. Bob Richards, Minister of Finance, said,

European Cinema and Independent Sensibilities

Source: Bahamas Weekly | European Cinema and Independent Sensibilities I don’t really get a chance to see as much cinema from Europe as I would like to while living in America (Los Angeles, California) and the Caribbean (The Bahamas). This is just another reason (of many other reasons) why I look forward to the Cannes

Unrest in Salisbury

Source: Nation Newspaper | Unrest in Salisbury REPORTS OUT OF Dominica say police were despatched to Salisbury this morning after the main road was blocked by debris which was set on fire. There were also reports of bottles and stones being thrown….

Lisa & Gabrielle – two peas in a pod

Source: Nation Newspaper | Lisa & Gabrielle – two peas in a pod LISA BAYLEY, because of the several hats she wears, interacted with children almost every day. But she wanted one of her own. When she gave birth to Gabrielle Bayley five years ago however, she never expected…

Absolute discharge for Devonshire man

Source: The Royal Gazette | Absolute discharge for Devonshire man A 24-year-old man who made a run for it when police stopped him for speeding has been given an absolute discharge. Henry Stevens-Carty, of Devonshire, spent the night in custody after being arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning. Magistrates Court heard that Stevens-Carty

Mapping out your marketing options

Source: The Royal Gazette | Mapping out your marketing options Tough restrictions on advertising and street trading will be put in place in Hamilton, the Great Sound and Dockyard for the Americas Cup with fines of up to 20,000 for offenders. Front Street in Hamilton as far back as Reid Street, as well as Albuoys

Safety-first approach essential for Cup

Source: The Royal Gazette | Safety-first approach essential for Cup The 35th Americas Cup is fast approaching, and the biggest event the island has ever hosted will bring with it an unprecedented number of boats on Bermudas waters. Some 2,000 private and public craft have registered for spectator flags so they can watch the action

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