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June 23, 2017

Archives for May 2017

Tracked and busted

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Tracked and busted -cocaine-in-timber suspects were on CANU radar for three months -15 witnesses to testify   AFTER three months of surveillance and investigation by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), four persons were charged on Wednesday in connection with the $550 million worth of cocaine found in lumber at a sawmill

Key Players in custody

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Key Players in custody — as probe deepens into trafficking of Haitians here THE KEY players involved in the Trafficking In Persons (TIP) ring to smuggle several Haitians, adults and children into Guyana are in police custody, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum said on Wednesday. He told the Guyana Chronicle that while

AG moves to CCJ to appeal $446M Dipcon judgement

Source: Guyana Chronicle | AG moves to CCJ to appeal 6M Dipcon judgement THE Court of Appeal on Tuesday granted Attorney General Basil Williams leave to appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice decision it made earlier this year to refuse to allow an out-of-time appeal against the $446M judgment that was granted in favour

Climate change challenge

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Climate change challenge – Harmon says climate, sectoral policies still not integrated LACK of integration and coordination between climate policies and other sectoral policies have been identified by Minister of State Joseph Harmon as being among the major challenges in addressing climate change. His view was ably supported by head of

Young ladies jostling for play-offs

Source: Barbados Today | Young ladies jostling for play-offs As the preliminaries of the National Sports Council’s Pine Hill Dairy Primary Schools Netball Championship wind down, teams are shooting for a place in the play-offs. St Martin’s Mangrove Primary played in a business-like manner with a convincing 8-1 victory over St Catherine’s Primary and followed

Archie pleads JLSC case to law body

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Archie pleads JLSC case to law body Derek AchongPublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) members are expected to come under stiff criticism today, when the Law Association meets to discuss its no confidence motion in him and the JLSC. But on the eve

Court halts TDC’s closure

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Court halts TDC’s closure Richard LordPublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017Government’s decision to dissolve the Tourism Development Company was halted by the Industrial Court yesterday. This is according to the secretary general of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) Joseph Remy in an interview outside the court yesterday. The decision to dissolve the TDC was

CJ got no consensus

Source: Trinidad Guardian | CJ got no consensus Law body contests release on Marcia cases Time line of Judical messRosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017The newest member of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission, attorney Ernest Koylass, yesterday warned members of the legal profession “not to mire this issue of restarting of the matters before a

Bahamian fashion designer showcases in China

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamian fashion designer showcases in China Award-Winning Designer Theodore Elyett Wows with Junkanoo-Themed Fashion Collection in Asia Nassau, Bahamas – More than 300 spectators sat expectantly in the Grand Ballroom of the world famous Kerry Hotel in Beijing, China. Every eye glued to the runway, award-winning Bahamian designer Theodore Elyett, a

Baio in Police custody confirms PM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer | Baio in Police custody confirms PM Basseterre, St. Kitts-Chinese National with St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship Ren Biao, who is wanted by the Chinese government and Interpol for financial crimes is currently in police custody in the Federation. This was confirmed by Prime Minister and Minister of National

Members divided

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Members divided Law body meets on CJ no confidence voteRosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017A war of words is emerging between some attorneys in the Law Association and a former president of the body who is alleged to have been advising the Judicial and Legal Service Commission, as attorneys get set to

Joy for Khaleesi

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Joy for Khaleesi Garcia steps in to ensure school placePublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017Joy has come to the family of five-year-old Khaleesi Webb, whose future is now assured after Education Minister Anthony Garcia intervened and is guaranteeing a place for her when the new school term opens in September. When Kerisha Crawford-Webb walked into

Caribbean foreigners, CARICOM psyche and pipe dreams

Source: Barbados Today | Caribbean foreigners, CARICOM psyche and pipe dreams  As we continue trying to give true meaning to CARICOM and to plant firmly the ideal of a CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) into the psyche of Caribbean people, some interesting rumblings have emanated from the Bahamas. But that nation is not the

Property Tax injunction stays

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Property Tax injunction stays UNC crosses another legal hurdleSascha WilsonPublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017The state has been blocked for a second time from collecting any completed Valuation Return Forms, commonly called the Property Tax Forms, from members of the public.  Justice Frank Seepersad granted an injunction yesterday preventing the Commissioner of Valuations from receiving the forms from members

Foreign Affairs Minister Henfield Receives Briefing In D.C.

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Foreign Affairs Minister Henfield Receives Briefing In D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Shortly after he arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon, May 30, 2017, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield met with diplomatic staff members of the Bahamas Embassy and The Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex in the conference room of the

ICATT cleared to probe member in HCU collapse

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ICATT cleared to probe member in HCU collapse Derek AchongPublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017The Institute of Chartered Accountants of T&T (ICATT) has been given the green light to reconvene its disciplinary tribunal to investigate accountant Chandricka Seeteram for alleged impropriety in preparing the financial records of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) before

Two more murders take toll to 218

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Two more murders take toll to 218 Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017Two men were murdered in separate incidents in Morvant and Carenage between Tuesday night and yesterday morning, raising the murder toll for the year to 218. According to reports, the first incident took place around 4 pm on the Indian Arrival

AFGHANISTAN – Deadly bomb blast

Source: Barbados Today | AFGHANISTAN – Deadly bomb blast KABUL –– A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, police said, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging embassy buildings. The victims appeared mainly to have been Afghan civilians.

PH driver shot by cop kept in custody

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PH driver shot by cop kept in custody Sharlene RampersadPublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017Barry Seepersad, the PH taxi driver who was shot by a Woman Police Constable six days ago, has been discharged from the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital and taken into police custody. In a brief

Mission possible

Source: Barbados Today | Mission possible West Indies Women, the reigning queens of the International Cricket Council Women’s T20 World Cup, now have their eyes on another prize, this time it’s the ICC’s 50-Over title. Speaking with the media Wednesday morning at Accra Beach Hotel, head coach Vasbert Drakes and team captain Stafanie Taylor were both

Kaieteur News should apologise for its fake story

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Kaieteur News should apologise for its fake story   Dear Editor, THE nation would recall that on the 9th day of May 2017, in a Kaieteur News headline stated, “Over 200 persons blacklisted from leaving Guyana – SOCU.” This information caused great concern, restlessness among our people, and was widely believed.

Comfort of home

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Comfort of home GUYANA’S housing landscape has been transforming over the years and today more Guyanese, including many young people, own their own homes and live more comfortable lives compared to their parents and grandparents. Home ownership brings a sense of security, comfort and empowerment and it is commendable that significant

Garrett ready to ‘Chase’ another Digicel title

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Garrett ready to ‘Chase’ another Digicel title … eyes rematch with ‘Multi’ ONE of the country’s promising Youth football player, Jeremy Garrett, has ‘thrown down the gauntlet’ to the other schools in the Digicel Schools Football Championship, who are aiming to challenge his Chase’s Academic Foundation for the coveted title. After

TRINIDAD – ‘Step down!’

Source: Barbados Today | TRINIDAD – ‘Step down!’ PORT OF SPAIN –– Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen yesterday renewed his call for the resignation of Chief Justice Ivor Archie, saying he is responsible for the fiasco in the judiciary following the elevation of Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar to the High Court. Ramdeen, an attorney, called a news

Afghans start with win despite Charles fifty

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Afghans start with win despite Charles fifty BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Twenty20 World Cup star, Johnson Charles, stroked a half-century but was the only bright spark as Afghanistan opened their limited overs tour of the Caribbean with a 12-run victory over the WICB President’s XI here Tuesday night. Chasing a

Persons circulating porn videos are committing a crime

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Persons circulating porn videos are committing a crime The post Persons circulating porn videos are committing a crime appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Persons who have been sharing the most recent viral pornographic video face prosecution if caught, according to law enforcement sources. In the nine-minute video, which

WICB is now Cricket West Indies

Source: Nation Newspaper | WICB is now Cricket West Indies ST JOHN’S – The West Indies Cricket Board on Wednesday formally announced the much anticipated name change to Cricket West Indies, saying the rebranding accurately represented the function of the governing…

CAYMAN ISLANDS ALERT: TWO Phishing EmailS

Source: Cayman Eye News | CAYMAN ISLANDS ALERT: TWO Phishing EmailS #1 A Fraudulent email which appears to be from Wesley Howell is circulating very rapidly. This email circulating is NOT from the Wesley Howell the Supervisor of Elections or The Elections Office email servers. Please do not forward or click on the links if

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco threatens development, strong control measures needed

Source: Cayman Eye News | World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco threatens development, strong control measures needed Washington/Geneva, May 30 2017—  Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty and reduce large-scale environmental degradation, according to a new World Health Organization

Cayman Islands CHHS Youth Crime Prevention Day

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands CHHS Youth Crime Prevention Day The Youth Crime Prevention Day (YCPD) at Clifton Hunter High School, facilitated by Youth Anti-Crime Trust (Youth ACT), brought the realities of life home to 170 children in a 6-part social education program that highlighted the challenges and impact of social issues on

The Editor Speaks: Curiouser and curiouser

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Curiouser and curiouser We have published in full (under Breaking News) the full transcript of the Press Release from the elected Independent candidates who have “set the record straight”. It is a very curious Press Release and does not bode well for a harmonious four years to

Invictus Reggae Classic Track & Field Meet bragging rights at stake Special Olympics Talent on display Registration Deadline Extended

Source: Cayman Eye News | Invictus Reggae Classic Track & Field Meet bragging rights at stake Special Olympics Talent on display Registration Deadline Extended When the teams representing the Police, Fire, Customs, Immigration and Prison Departments line up to face each other at the Invictus Sports Academy’s Invictus Reggae Classic Track & Field Meet on

Students of Sweeting's Cay All Age School Call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Students of Sweeting’s Cay All Age School Call on the Governor General Students and teachers of Sweeting’s Cay All Age School, Grand Bahama, paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

St Michael man held with gun during traffic stop

Source: Barbados Today | St Michael man held with gun during traffic stop Police have arrested and charged 46-year-old David Wayne Harper of Bibby’s Lane, St Michael with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of seven rounds of ammunition. On Friday, May 26, the police were conducting routine vehicular checks in the area

Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister in D.C

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister in D.C Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield arrived in Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon, May 30, 2017, for a meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the region at the Organization of American States  (OAS) on Wednesday to consider the situation facing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Premier McLaughlin to lead 13-member coalition government

Source: Cayman Compass | Premier McLaughlin to lead 13-member coalition government A coalition of 13 elected members of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly was sworn in Wednesday in downtown George Town, bringing an end to the political scramble that followed the territory’s May 24 general election.

Firearm and ammunition charges for Armstrong

Source: Barbados Today | Firearm and ammunition charges for Armstrong Police have arrested and charged 19-year-old Menenlik Marcus Armstrong of Mount Hillaby, St Andrew, with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of nine rounds of ammunition. On Friday, May 26, police executed a search warrant at Armstrong’s residence where the firearm and ammunition

Compass interview: Grandmaster Nigel Short on his game

Source: Cayman Compass | Compass interview: Grandmaster Nigel Short on his game Grandmaster Nigel Short visited the Cayman Islands as part of a goodwill mission to boost the Chess in Schools program, and he sat down for a question-and-answer session with the Cayman Compass on Tuesday.

Wanted: Volunteers to find turtle tracks

Source: Cayman Compass | Wanted: Volunteers to find turtle tracks The Department of Environment is seeking volunteers in Bodden Town, Rum Point, North Side and East End to search the beaches for turtle tracks and nests.

Cayman Chess Club gets help from a Grandmaster

Source: Cayman Compass | Cayman Chess Club gets help from a Grandmaster The next generation of Cayman chess players got a boost from a master of the game this week. Nigel Short came to George Town and participated in a pair of fundraisers for the Cayman Chess Club’s Chess in Schools program.

Early morning quake

Source: Nation Newspaper | Early morning quake FOR THE SECOND TIME this month, a tremor was recorded off the coast of Barbados. Equipment at the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre detected a tremor of 4.1 magnitude around 1:08…

May 2017: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

Source: Bernews | May 2017: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day” Aiming to help our readers wake up to a taste of the island each day while also showcasing Bermuda’s beauty, Bernews features a “Photo of the Day” in our email newsletter, social media and app every morning. Always popular, May’s top photos attracted tens of thousands of reactions

Public school strategy an ongoing success

Source: The Royal Gazette | Public school strategy an ongoing success There has been ongoing success in developing a new strategic direction for the public school system, according to a Board of Education representative. Curtis Dickinson, board chairperson, said that the past two months had been productive. During the months of April and May community

Police use Taser during arrest

Source: The Royal Gazette | Police use Taser during arrest A 25-year-old man is currently in custody following an incident that involved police deploying a Taser this afternoon. It happened on Church Street at around 1pm. The circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately clear. During the arrest a car window was damaged, a Taser

PLP hits back at Simons

Source: The Royal Gazette | PLP hits back at Simons The Government is more interested in finger pointing and dodging responsibility than addressing the issues affecting Bermudas education system, the Opposition charges. A release issued this afternoon by the Progressive Labour Party follows a statement from Education Minister Cole Simons yesterday. In the statement, Mr

Butterfield shares drop 4.6

Source: The Royal Gazette | Butterfield shares drop 4.6 Shares of Butterfield Bank lost 1. 50, or 4. 6 per cent, to close at 31 after 1,200 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. The banks shares were 18 cents, or 0. 54 per cent, lower at 32. 98 on the New York Stock Exchange. Meanwhile,

Budget 2017 – A “vicious budget”, says Mottley

Source: Barbados Today | Budget 2017 – A “vicious budget”, says Mottley In a scathing rebuff of the 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley this afternoon charged that  Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler had handed Barbados the “most vicious tax take” ever to hit country since the introduction of the taxation in

CDP statement on new government

Source: Cayman Compass | CDP statement on new government The Cayman Democratic Party has joined with the Progressives and a selected number of independents to form a government of national unity.

No decision on the future of RSL: Dominic Fedee

Source: St. Lucia Times | No decision on the future of RSL: Dominic Fedee The Board of Directors of Radio St Lucia (RSL) is expected to meet soon with the Civil Service Association as the government presses ahead with plans to shut down state-owned broadcaster. The CSA is the bargaining agent for RSL employees. The

Oscar Lopez Parade Controversy

Source: Puerto Rico Report | Oscar Lopez Parade Controversy The 60th national Puerto Rican Day Parade is scheduled for June 11th, the same day as the status referendum vote in Puerto Rico. The parade will take place on Fifth Avenue in New York, a State which has been home to a significant number of people of

Earthquake near Barbados

Source: Barbados Today | Earthquake near Barbados The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus, said a magnitude 4.1 earthquake occurred near Barbados in the wee hours of this morning. The quake, which was recorded at 1:08 a.m., was located at latitude 12.18 degrees north and longitude 59.91

Lack of experience hurting Caribbean side, laments Sammy

Source: Stabroek News | Lack of experience hurting Caribbean side, laments Sammy DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Discarded two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning captain, Darren Sammy, has blamed West Indies’ recent travails in the one-day format on the controversial eligibility rule which has robbed the Caribbean side of its senior players. The post Lack of

PRESS RELEASE: Saint Lucia Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association holds inaugural Senior Ball

Source: St. Lucia News Online | PRESS RELEASE: Saint Lucia Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association holds inaugural Senior Ball The post PRESS RELEASE: Saint Lucia Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association holds inaugural Senior Ball appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Keryahanna Flavion( left) receiving her laptop prize from JE Bergasse. The Saint Lucia Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Premier laments near election miss

Source: Cayman News Service | Premier laments near election miss (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin pointed out that the PPM was a hair’s breadth away from having a majority government, as he spoke about the election result in his address following the Swearing-in Ceremony Wednesday. He said things “could have been very different”, but that was

30 Minute Video: May 31 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: May 31 ZBM Evening News With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and

PHOTO OF THE DAY (MAY 31, 2017)

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

Bermuda divided on same-sex marriage

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Bermuda divided on same-sex marriage A group called preserve marriage is pressuring the government to appeal a Supreme Court decision that legalizes same-sex marriage. HAMILTON – Loud chants of “one woman, one man, we need to take stand” rang out in the Bermuda capital yesterday as thousands joined the group, Preserve

Grenada government rejects ‘no choice’ arbitration claim

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Grenada government rejects ‘no choice’ arbitration claim ST GEORGE’S – Following a request for arbitration filed earlier this month with the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) by Grenada Private Power Limited (GPP), a 50 percent shareholder of Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (Grenlec), along with GPP’s parent

KFO wants a referendum on May 30, 2018

Source: Curacao Chronicle | KFO wants a referendum on May 30, 2018 WILLEMSTAD – Korsou Fuerte i Outonomo (KFO), Curaçao Strong and Autonomous wants a referendum on May 31, 2018. A proposal for this has been submitted to the President of Parliament. The action group believes that the people of Curaçao need to decide whether

RFP-018-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source | RFP-018-2017 (P) Request for Proposal: RFP-018-2017 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Bureau of Corrections is requesting proposals from Qualified Firm(s) or Individual(s) for the Installation of Closed Circuit Television System at the Criminal Justice Complex in St.

MOU signed between Government and two charities

Source: Nation Newspaper | MOU signed between Government and two charities PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart signed a Memorandum of Understanding with representatives of the Maria Holder Memorial Trust and the Brewster Trust last Monday aimed at facilitating the philanthropic work…

Tips on how to treat jellyfish stings

Source: The Royal Gazette | Tips on how to treat jellyfish stings Bermudas first responders have been given some hands-on training about how to manage jellyfish stings. David Wakely, a hyperbaric and diving medicine physician with the Bermuda Hospitals Board, trained more than 20 Marine Police officers and Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers about how to

Weather Forecast For Thursday June 1

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Thursday June 1 Thursday, June 1 is expected to be mainly cloudy, with the high to be near 26°C/78°F and the low to be near 22°C/72°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 76%. Sunrise will be at

Government committed to Getting its Fiscal House in order

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Government committed to Getting its Fiscal House in order NASSAU, The Bahamas — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said while the Government’s transformational growth agenda is visionary and critical to the creation of a better future for Bahamian citizens, the very grave condition of

Mackey and Collie Named Debutantes of The Year 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Mackey and Collie Named Debutantes of The Year 2017 Escorted by their fathers, they entered one by one. Twenty-six in total, each the picture of poise in pristine white ball gowns and glimmering tiaras as they performed their first waltz with their fathers. The Bahamas Debutante Foundation Ball, held every spring

Youngsters held in Vieux Fort death released

Source: St. Lucia Times | Youngsters held in Vieux Fort death released Six youngsters aged between 12 and 17  who were police in custody in connection with the discovery of the body of a male individual on Boriel Beach in Vieux Fort, have been officially released pending further investigations, the Times has been reliably informed.

Photos: AC Racing Postponed, Ladies Day Held

Source: Bernews | Photos: AC Racing Postponed, Ladies Day Held Mother Nature interrupted today’s [May 31] America’s Cup racing plans, with racing postponed due to the light winds, however the ‘Ladies Day’ events went ahead as scheduled on land. The America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA] and America’s Cup Race Management [ACRM] confirmed that the four scheduled Round

Francis Patton Gives Back To The Community

Source: Bernews | Francis Patton Gives Back To The Community Yesterday [May 30], Francis Patton Primary School held a community service project, during which they gave out free bread to members of the community driving by. Brendal Pitcher, a P1 teacher at the school says that this project is a part of the school’s “Leader

Region earns 27 billion dollars from tourism

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Region earns 27 billion dollars from tourism KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says tourism remains the most vital source of earnings and economic activity for the majority of Caribbean islands, with region-wide revenues estimated at more than US$27 billion. “Tourism is the single largest generator of foreign exchange

Fraudulent email on election scandal circulating

Source: Cayman News Service | Fraudulent email on election scandal circulating (CNS): Officials are warning that an apparently salacious but totally fraudulent email that purports to be from Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell is not coming from the Elections Office email servers and that anyone who recieves the email should not forward it or click

Curaçao Culinary Team departed to Miami

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Curaçao Culinary Team departed to Miami WILLEMSTAD – This morning the Curaçao Culinary Team departed to Miami to participate in the Taste of the Caribbean Competitions taking place from June 2nd – June 6, 2017. Curaçao Culinary Team The Curaçao Culinary Team is a group of young professionals in the Culinary

PLP: ‘Politics Must Be Taken Out Of Education’

Source: Bernews | PLP: ‘Politics Must Be Taken Out Of Education’ “The statement by Education Minister Cole Simons reinforces our belief that politics must be taken out of education,” the PLP said today, adding that “backbiting, petty squabbling and name calling may impress some, but most Bermudians want solutions and not excuses.” The PLP said,

Linstead teen fished from river

Source: Jamaica Star | Linstead teen fished from river The body of a teen was fished from a river in Linstead, St. Catherine Monday. Information reaching The STAR is that 13-year-old Chaim Williams of Rosehall district and his friends went swimming about 3 p.m. He reportedly encountered difficulty and…

Freed Chenapau miners protest MOTP over clampdown

Source: iNews Guyana | Freed Chenapau miners protest MOTP over clampdown Freed miners and their families from Chenapau Village, Region Eight, today picketed in front of the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) and called for a meeting with President, David Granger and Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman to address their concerns. “We are here because

MPs disclosure of financial interests should be mandatory

Source: The Royal Gazette | MPs disclosure of financial interests should be mandatory Michael Dunkley said today it should be mandatory for parliamentarians to declare their financial interests but he stopped short of pledging that his Government would introduce such a measure. The Premier also told the media that an overhaul was needed to introduce

Young Saint Lucians urged to shun tobacco

Source: St. Lucia Times | Young Saint Lucians urged to shun tobacco A local official has appealed to young people to stay away from the use of tobacco because of the negative impact it has on health, among other things. Director of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council Secretariat, Charmaine Hippolyte,  said in an interview that

Harbour Nights postponed

Source: The Royal Gazette | Harbour Nights postponed Harbour Nights, held every Wednesday on Front Street, wont be held this evening. A Chamber of Commerce spokesperson it will now take place tomorrow.

Colin Munro on CPL 17: Fortunate to be retained

Source: iNews Guyana | Colin Munro on CPL 17: Fortunate to be retained Last year saw New Zealand’s Colin Munro score the first hundred by an overseas player at the Hero CPL, and his Trinbago Knight Riders made the knock-out stages. We caught up with the Kiwi batsman to talk about what he is looking

First Responders Trained To Treat Jellyfish Stings

Source: Bernews | First Responders Trained To Treat Jellyfish Stings A local expert in treating jellyfish stings, and in particular those of the Portuguese-Man-of-War variety, provided training to some first responders this month. Bermuda Hospitals Board’s [BHB] Dr David Wakely trained more than 20 Marine Police officers and Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers in the best

Mac sets out his speaker’s stall

Source: Cayman News Service | Mac sets out his speaker’s stall (CNS): As he was sworn in as speaker of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday, McKeeva Bush, the leader of the CDP, signaled that he is likely to be a less conventional supervisor of the parliament than Cayman has been accustomed to. Bush told the other

BTVI donates podium to Claridge Primary

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTVI donates podium to Claridge Primary The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently made good on a promise to Claridge Primary to build a podium for the school. While at the school late last year to donate books during International Literacy Day, members of the BTVI team – led by

Christopher Townsend is back on Munga's murder case

Source: Jamaica Star | Christopher Townsend is back on Munga’s murder case Attorney at law, Christopher Townsend is back on the murder case involving entertainer Munga Honourable. “There was a problem in terms of retaining me. They thought I was too expensive so they went to another lawyer,” he said. …

Harbour Nights Will Take Place Tomorrow

Source: Bernews | Harbour Nights Will Take Place Tomorrow [Updated] There will be no Harbour Nights tonight [May 31], with the event set to take place tomorrow [June 1] instead. The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce said, “Please be advised that there will be no Harbour Nights tonight, it will take place on Thursday, June 1

Shutdown at Hampton Pumping Station

Source: Nation Newspaper | Shutdown at Hampton Pumping Station THE BARBADOS WATER Authority wishes to advise residents and businesses in parts of Christ Church and St Philip that there will be a complete shutdown of its Hampton pumping station on tomorrow, June 1,…

Caribbean in 10 (May 31)

Source: Carib Vision | Caribbean in 10 (May 31) In the headlines: Barbadians paying increased and new taxes from July 1st… And in Sport… The Afghan cricket team begins the tour of the West Indies on a winning note… Source

SPCA to launch fireworks alert system

Source: The Royal Gazette | SPCA to launch fireworks alert system A new initiative to warn pet owners of fireworks displays is being launched by the Bermuda SPCA. The charity is asking event planners to contact it if they will be setting off fireworks and it will inform all those signed up to dedicated e-mail

A Deed

Source: Curacao Chronicle | A Deed A little island in the Caribbean belonged to a businessman. He was also the only person on the little island. The man was so busy governing and administrating his island that he did not even raise his head when I visited him. “Twenty million and forty-six million and a

A budget with plenty goodies

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Ezzard to lead opposition benches

Source: Cayman News Service | Ezzard to lead opposition benches (CNS): As MLAs were sworn into the Legislative Assembly this morning, the only surprise in the proceedings so far was when Ezzard Miller, the independent member for North Side, was appointed as the opposition leader and not Arden McLean, as many expected. With the government

Premier: Some COI Recommendations Approved

Source: Bernews | Premier: Some COI Recommendations Approved Premier Michael Dunkley provided an update on the first tranche of recommendations — made by the Commission of Inquiry — that they are “moving forward with to build more effective working relationships between Government ministers and senior civil servants, to improve transparency and to safeguard against conflicts

Havana for International Tourism

Source: Havana Times | Havana for International Tourism Even though neglect has taken over the city, when we walk through newly restored spaces, transformed so they can be used for other things, even changing their names sometimes, a new landscape full of grandeur is being unveiled before us. (17 photos)

Walcott place closes

Source: St. Lucia Times | Walcott place closes Press Release:-The Saint Lucia National Trust wishes to announce the closure of Walcott House as of today, May 31st and until such further notice. This decision has regrettably been taken due to a number of funding cuts resulting in the Trust no longer being able to fund

Lawyer arrested for fraud

Source: Jamaica Star | Lawyer arrested for fraud A lawyer has been slapped with fraud charges after he was accused of uttering forged documents and conspiring to defraud. The attorney, Herbert Grant, who has been granted bail, is alleged to have forged the signatures on a land document. The…

Scavenger hunt winners unveiled

Source: The Royal Gazette | Scavenger hunt winners unveiled The Bermuda Hospitality Institute has announced the four winners of its Hospitality Month Scavenger Hunt competition. Sarah Robinson came top of the tree and was awarded a two-night stay at Cambridge Beaches, while Joann Adams took second place which included a 250 gift certificate to Lindos

SPCA Launching Fireworks Notification Emails

Source: Bernews | SPCA Launching Fireworks Notification Emails The Bermuda SPCA is launching a new initiative aimed at providing a warning system for pet owners whose animals are frightened and prone to escaping in panic during fireworks displays. Michele Lawrence, SPCA Shelter Chairman: “The noise of fireworks can be incredibly traumatic for some pets, especially

Xceedance expands into Bermuda market

Source: The Royal Gazette | Xceedance expands into Bermuda market Insurance and reinsurance-focused managed services provider Xceedance has extended its reach to Bermuda. The company, which has offices in the US, UK, Poland, and India, has now incorporated on the island. It provides expertise and solutions for insurers and reinsurers, including underwriting, actuarial, policy, claims,

One Communications named AC35 partner

Source: The Royal Gazette | One Communications named AC35 partner One Communications has been named as the official local telecoms supplier of the 35th Americas Cup. The partnership with the Americas Cup Event Authority ACEA was announced today. Our team at One Communications is honoured to have been selected as part of the 35th Americas

Press Secretary Explains Victimization Claims

Source: Jones Bahamas | Press Secretary Explains Victimization Claims Despite assuming office less than a month ago, the new government has been accused of victimization with the latest claims of four executives at the National Insurance Board (NIB). During the first press briefing yesterday, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold answered questions concerning government audits and victimization.

PM: New Crime Plan Expected

Source: Jones Bahamas | PM: New Crime Plan Expected As the murder rate increases, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said Minister of National Security Marvin Dames is working feverishly toward the introduction of the country’s new crime plan. Prime Minister Minnis made the comments after being questioned by reporters following a tour of the National

Bandits rob ECD supermarket with ‘pellet’ toy gun

Source: iNews Guyana | Bandits rob ECD supermarket with ‘pellet’ toy gun …owners heroics leads to discovery, thwarts further theft  GST-supermarket located Chateau Margot, ECD Police are now investigating an incident where a customer at a Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara (ECD) Supermarket was robbed as a result of bandits storming the entity on Tuesday

Bermudas foster parents honoured

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bermudas foster parents honoured Bermudas foster parents were thanked over the weekend with a special tea at the Fairmont Southampton. The Appreciation Tea, organised by the Ministry of Social Development and Sports in conjunction with the Department of Child and Family Service, presented foster parents with certificates and awards to

Spanish language course underway for Public Servants

Source: iNews Guyana | Spanish language course underway for Public Servants Seventy-seven public servants are currently benefitting from the fourth edition of Spanish language courses being held under a cultural agreement signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of the Republic of Colombia since 1970, a press release from the Ministry of

Four local firms awarded airport contracts

Source: The Royal Gazette | Four local firms awarded airport contracts Four local firms have been taken on by the Aecon Group for the airport redevelopment project. OBM International will be responsible for the architecture and landscape architecture of the project, while Brunel has been awarded contracts for structural and civil engineering. On-site Engineering will

Judge releases former InselAir manager from jail

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Judge releases former InselAir manager from jail PHILLIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD – InselAir’s former St. Maarten manager A.H. was released under special conditions by the Judge of Instruction last week. He was arrested on May 16 in connection with an embezzlement case involving him and another former employee, for allegedly skimming close to

40 and going strong

Source: Barbados Today | 40 and going strong With the relationship between Barbados and China now longer than four decades, the two states last night celebrated that solid relationship which has reaped economic and cultural benefits. Barbados and China jointly hosted a cocktail reception at the Hilton Barbados Resort, to which a cross-section of Barbadians

Raul Alexander extradited to the U.S.

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Raul Alexander extradited to the U.S. WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao delivered the man Raul Alexander (September 25, 1962, Dominican Republic) to the United States on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Alexander has been transferred to the US Marshalls of the United States by officials of the Organized Crime Division (DGC) at Hato Airport

Minister of Justice, Jamaica, Calls on Parliamentarians to be Advocates for ending AIDS

Source: St. Lucia Times | Minister of Justice, Jamaica, Calls on Parliamentarians to be Advocates for ending AIDS PRESS RELEASE:-Emphasized role of Faith Leaders and Political Leaders in supporting HIV+ People Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) Regional Parliamentarians Forum, 30 – 31

The value of spirituality

Source: Barbados Today | The value of spirituality Muslims the world over are at this time observing one of the most important months on the Islamic calendar. This month, called Ramadan in Arabic, is a month of fasting and increased spiritual awareness. The fast is a complete fast from dawn to sunset each day of

Merkel, minister stress US ties after critical Trump tweet

Source: Nation Newspaper | Merkel, minister stress US ties after critical Trump tweet BERLIN – US President Donald Trump called Germany’s trade and spending policies “very bad” on Tuesday, intensifying a row between the long-time allies and immediately earning himself the moniker “destroyer…

Hayward case halted

Source: The Royal Gazette | Hayward case halted The Director of Public Prosecutions has halted proceedings against Jason Hayward, president of the BPSU, in connection to the December 2 protest. The move follows a similar course in the case of ten others facing charges related to the protest. Addressing the court this morning, defence lawyer

Educating a homophobe

Source: Havana Times | Educating a homophobe A few hours after having displayed my pride for being different in a public space, I was faced with one of the greatest challenges I’ve ever had in my life. But I must admit that the outcome was very insightful for me and educational for the other person

Four Companies Hired For Airport Project

Source: Bernews | Four Companies Hired For Airport Project Aecon Group Inc. today announced the “engagement of four Bermudian firms, following an RFP and selection process for the construction phase of the Airport Redevelopment Project.” The six contracts awarded are: Architecture – OBMI Landscape Architecture – OBMI Structural Engineering – Brunel Civil Engineering – Brunel Mechanical

More officials arrested in immigration corruption case

Source: Cayman News Service | More officials arrested in immigration corruption case (CNS): Two more public officials have been arrested in connection with the ongoing corruption investigation into the immigration department. A statement released by the Anti-Corruption Commission Wednesday said that this morning its own investigators along with RCIPS officers picked up a man from

Today’s Swearing In Ceremony Cayman Islands LA

Source: Cayman Eye News | Today’s Swearing In Ceremony Cayman Islands LA The public should note that the LA Office has advised that the swearing in process of MLAs will be inside the LA.  The only part of the ceremony that will be outside is the swearing in of the Cabinet Members.

“FNM Victimized NIB Employees,” Says Davis

Source: Jones Bahamas | “FNM Victimized NIB Employees,” Says Davis Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Interim Leader Philip Davis has lambasted the Free National Movement (FNM) and its leader Dr. Hubert Minnis for victimization, after several senior National Insurance Board (NIB) employees were placed on paid leave. In a statement yesterday, Mr. Davis called the move

NWA working to reopen Clarendon road by Friday

Source: Jamaica Star | NWA working to reopen Clarendon road by Friday Communications Manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw, says the agency is working to have the main road from Trout Hall to Frankfield in Clarendon reopened by this Friday. He says the NWA continues to clear roads blocked by…

Country in Great Pain

Source: Jones Bahamas | Country in Great Pain The once tranquil and peaceful Bahamas is now in great pain and challenged daily by crime and anti-social behavioral actions, according to outgoing President of the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention Dr. William Thompson. Dr. Thompson commented on the state of the nation yesterday during

Hospitality Month Scavenger Hunt Winners

Source: Bernews | Hospitality Month Scavenger Hunt Winners Bermuda Hospitality Institute today announced its four winners from last month’s Hospitality Month Scavenger Hunt, including Grand Prize Winner Sarah Robinson, who was awarded a two-night stay at Cambridge Beaches. A second-place prize, which included a $250 gift certificate to Lindos and brunch for two at Beau

One Communications: AC Telecoms Supplier

Source: Bernews | One Communications: AC Telecoms Supplier One Communications today announced its official partnership with the America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA] as the Official Local Telecoms Provider of the 35th America’s Cup. “Spectators and vendors have already begun to experience the benefits of this partnership while viewing all the high speed racing action in

US husband splits from wife who raped him as boy

Source: iNews Guyana | US husband splits from wife who raped him as boy Mary Kay Fualaau (left) served a prison term for having sex with Vili Fualaau before marrying him in 2005 (Getty Images) (BBC) A husband has filed for legal separation from his wife and former teacher, who had served a jail term

Berries for the boys

Source: Barbados Today | Berries for the boys The Government needs tax revenue in order that we may all benefit from Government managed health, education, road maintenance, police, fire, and other services. Therefore, we should all pay our taxes. If we do not pay our taxes, then the Government must unfairly burden another group with

Haiti – Canada : Promoting Citizenship Initiative

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Canada : Promoting Citizenship Initiative Monday at the Royal Decameron Hotel ended a national seminar of training of communinties accompaniers, as part of the implementation of the project to promote committed citizenship…

Man Drowned Near Prince George Wharf

Source: Jones Bahamas | Man Drowned Near Prince George Wharf A gruesome discovery of the lifeless body of an adult male in waters near the Prince George Wharf brought some businesses in the downtown area to a halt yesterday, according to Chief Superintendent of Police Craig Stubbs. Not suspecting foul play, Chief Superintendent Stubbs told

Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal — US media

Source: iNews Guyana | Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal — US media WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – President Donald Trump’s administration is poised to announce the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, US media reported on Wednesday. According to the Axios website, the first to break the news citing

ALIV Partners with Abaco Chamber of Commerce

Source: Jones Bahamas | ALIV Partners with Abaco Chamber of Commerce ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest telecommunications company, announced yesterday that it has signed on to become the official telecommunications partner for the Abaco Chamber of Commerce over the next three years. “We are excited and pleased to be able to work with ALIV for the

A handbag? For $380k, it’s yours

Source: St. Lucia Times | A handbag? For 0k, it’s yours HONG KONG (AFP) – A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world’s most expensive ever sold at auction, fetching nearly US$380,000 at a Hong Kong sale. The rare Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 went to an unknown

Confiscated expired products destroyed at landfill Malpais

Source: Curacao Chronicle | Confiscated expired products destroyed at landfill Malpais WILLEMSTAD – The destruction of expired beverages and other food items confiscated during inspections goes a little more rigorously than before. An investigation has shown that the expired products delivered to the Malpais landfill were taken by people. A load of expired juices, lemonades,

A mustard seed

Source: Barbados Today | A mustard seed A mustard seed has been planted at Brighton, St George. A new Catholic community, Corpus Christi Community, has recently been created and meets every Sunday at 7 a.m. in the shed at Brighton plantation (the same place where the Saturday Farmers’ Market is held). The hope is that

Mental disorders are common, treatable

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mental disorders are common, treatable Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017MENTAL HEALTH MATTERSMental disorders are very common. In fact, one in every four people has one of over 200 classified mental health issues, so, typ­ically, there’s at least one person in an av­erage household who may have a disorder. That’s no

Men demand ‘Equal Rights’ branded caps

Source: Jamaica Star | Men demand ‘Equal Rights’ branded caps One group of entrepreneurs who have sought to capitalise on the popularity of Ishawna’s controversial single; ‘Equal Rights,’ says even men have demanded the branded caps sporting the song’s title above the…

Residents demand urgent road repairs

Source: Jamaica Star | Residents demand urgent road repairs Residents of Cohen Lane at Sanguinetti in North West Clarendon are calling on the Clarendon Municipal Corporation to move with urgency to repair sections of the Cohen Lane Road, which was badly damaged by the recent heavy rains.The residents told…

UK High Commissioner clarifies terror warning

Source: Jamaica Star | UK High Commissioner clarifies terror warning British High Commissioner David Fitton has responded to a story published in THE STAR yesterday by saying the headline is both misleading and incorrect.The statement reads: “UK Travel advice, as it relates to terrorism globally, has been updated…

PSSST! PSSST! … Laws coming to punish unwanted sexual advances

Source: Jamaica Star | PSSST! PSSST! … Laws coming to punish unwanted sexual advances Sick and tired of the catcalls to which women are subjected, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, the minister with responsibility for gender affairs, has announced that tough sexual harassment laws will be instituted to protect women from unwelcomed advances.”…

Students donate equipment to hospital

Source: Jamaica Star | Students donate equipment to hospital Grade seven students from Denbigh High School in Clarendon last Friday presented a blood-pressure machine valued at $51,300 to the paediatric ward of the May Pen Hospital.The machine – one specially designed with accessories for the smallest of…

Cops seek alleged gun-toting woman

Source: Jamaica Star | Cops seek alleged gun-toting woman A video has been making the rounds on social media of a woman brandishing what appears to be a firearm while she issues threats to someone off camera.”A wah to yu (expletive) Dan? Mi wi lick out yu (expletive) head inna the (expletive) day yah. Wah…

First Caribbean gives thanks

Source: Nation Newspaper | First Caribbean gives thanks CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank recently hosted a day-long celebration in honour of two of its greatest assets – its staff and clients. May 15 was a historic day in the life of the bank as it…

Coasting with jazz in Blanchisseuse

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Coasting with jazz in Blanchisseuse Peter Ray BloodPublished: Wednesday, May 31, 2017The hospitality and warmth of the people of Blan­chisseuse is personified in Wabeen, the nickname a shuttle driver answers to in the sleepy north east community. He was one of many drivers of max­is, buses and other forms of transport shuttling

Teen remanded on gun, ammo charges

Source: Nation Newspaper | Teen remanded on gun, ammo charges ST ANDREW TEENAGER Menenlik Marcus Armstrong will be in prison until July 4 after appearing in court accused of unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition.  The 19-year-old Mount Hillaby…

EYEWITNESS: Waiting to exhale…

Source: iNews Guyana | EYEWITNESS: Waiting to exhale… …on Local Government Commission The PNC-led APNU/AFC Government scraped the bottom of the barrel to come up with “125 accomplishments” during their first two years in office. Probably the same barrel they scraped for their 69 National Awardees! They should’ve at least gone back to their Manifesto

Today Is ‘Ladies Day’ At America’s Cup Village

Source: Bernews | Today Is ‘Ladies Day’ At America’s Cup Village Today [May 31] is ‘Ladies Day’ in the America’s Cup Village, and it is also day two of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers Round Robin 2. Four races are scheduled today: SoftBank Team Japan take on Groupama Team France in the first race of

South into Shell semis

Source: Trinidad Guardian | South into Shell semis Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017While rain pounded many areas in South Trinidad on Monday, the Gods smiled on South Zone and allowed them just enough time to get in a 20 overs affair against South West Zone, which they won and are now into the semi-finals of the

Narine slips but remains highest-ranked WI bowler

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Narine slips but remains highest-ranked WI bowler Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017In the latest rankings released yesterday, T&T’s Narine dropped one place to fourth, and is still the only West Indies bowler in the top 10. The 29-year-old, however, has not played for West Indies since the three-match one-day series against Pakistan

Man held in million-dollar drug find

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man held in million-dollar drug find A 33-YEAR-OLD St James man has been remanded to prison in connection with the seizure of more than 600 pounds of cannabis at Paynes Bay Beach, St James.  Gregory Leon Holder of #66 Husbands Terrace…

Tobago welcomes Queen’s Baton

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Tobago welcomes Queen’s Baton Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017John Pillbeam, the Australian High Commissioner to T&T, Fortuna Belrose, the Commonwealth Games Federation Regional Vice President for the Caribbean, and the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) delegation and the T&T Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA) received a warm welcoming ceremony upon their arrival on the

iciHaiti – Tourism : Minister Menos, to El Salvador

Source: Haiti Libre | iciHaiti – Tourism : Minister Menos, to El Salvador Tuesday in San Salvador (capital of El Salvador), Emilie Jessy C. Ménos, Minister of Tourism participated in the 61st Statutory Meeting of the Commission of the Americas of the World Tourism Organization…

Folly to the nth degree!

Source: Barbados Today | Folly to the nth degree! Why would you demolish an entire compound built by young people for their recreation? Have you any semblance of sense? Do you realize that children who take the initiative to build things for their pleasure, for their enjoyment, have characteristics we need to foster in this

Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal -source

Source: Stabroek News | Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal -source WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will follow through on a campaign pledge to pull the United States out of a global pact to fight climate change, a source briefed on the decision told Reuters, a move that should rally his support

Hon. Philip Brave Davis remarks at Annual Baptist Convention

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Hon. Philip Brave Davis remarks at Annual Baptist Convention Remarks By Hon. Philip Brave Davis at the Annual Baptist Convention  Tuesday May 30th, 2017: I am very pleased to personally celebrate with you tonight.  I have the distinguished honour, though, to bring prayerful greetings of the leadership, officers, stalwarts, and members

CIOG donates food supplies to flood affected Regions

Source: iNews Guyana | CIOG donates food supplies to flood affected Regions The First Lady accepting the donation from Khakan Ramjohn, General Secretary of the CIOG as Sheikh Moeen ul Hack and students of the CIOG’s Al Ghazali Islamic Academy look on First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger, on Tuesday accepted a donation of food supplies

The Elderly Who Leave Cuba

Source: Havana Times | The Elderly Who Leave Cuba Emigres who are over 50 or 60 years old are exposed to huge changes in their lives. Their lives get turned around by 90 degrees, or maybe more even. That’s why their uprooting is usually like an incurable pain, although the situations vary.

Haiti – Economy : Training on building blocks of rice straw

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Economy : Training on building blocks of rice straw Earlier this week, in the locality of Pont-Sondé, Ms. Eunide Innocent, Minister for the Status of Women and Women’s Rights has launched a vast program of training on the manufacture of rice straw blocks, used as building materials…

Injuries reported in Praslin accident (photos)

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Injuries reported in Praslin accident (photos) The post Injuries reported in Praslin accident (photos) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Several persons have been injured in a motor vehicle in Praslin, according to eyewitnesses. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) received report of the accident around 8 a.m. An eyewitness

Afghanistan beat President’s XI by 12 runs

Source: Stabroek News | Afghanistan beat President’s XI by 12 runs BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Twenty20 World Cup star, Johnson Charles, stroked a half-century but was the only bright spark as Afghanistan opened their limited overs tour of the Caribbean with a 12-run victory over the WICB President’s XI here Tuesday night. The post

Afghanistan beat President’s XI by 12 runs – T20

Source: Stabroek News | Afghanistan beat President’s XI by 12 runs – T20 BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Afghanistan defeated the WICB President’s XI by 12 runs in their Twenty20 tour match at Warner Park here Tuesday night. The post Afghanistan beat President’s XI by 12 runs – T20 appeared first on Stabroek News.

Liverpool haalt voormalig Vitesse-spits binnen

Source: Suriname Times | Liverpool haalt voormalig Vitesse-spits binnen Voormalig Vitesse-spits Dominic Solanke speelt komend seizoen voor Liverpool. De 19-jarige Brit kon geen akkoord bereiken met zijn huidige club Chelsea over een nieuw contract. Een arbitragecommissie dient nu zijn afkoopsom vast te stellen. Het gaat waarschijnlijk om een bedrag van ruim 3 miljoen euro.  Solanke,

$550M cocaine bust: Implicated persons charged- CANU

Source: iNews Guyana | 0M cocaine bust: Implicated persons charged- CANU … says they will appear at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court today The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Tuesday instituted charges against five persons in connection with the recent discovery of $550 million worth of cocaine in dressed lumber at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo. Those

Accident at Balata (photos)

Source: St. Lucia News Online | Accident at Balata (photos) The post Accident at Balata (photos) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) received report of an motor vehicle accident (see photos below story) in Balata, Castries around 7:00 this morning (May 31, 2017). According to an eyewitness, no one

Murray: los zaak-Court op voor Australian Open

Source: Suriname Times | Murray: los zaak-Court op voor Australian Open Andy Murray heeft zich geschaard in een groeiende rij tennissers die verontwaardigd zijn over homofobe uitspraken van 24-voudig grandslamwinnares Margaret Court. Maar het boycotten van de baan die haar naam draagt tijdens de Australian Open van volgend jaar vindt de nummer één van de

Chelsea laat keeper vertrekken

Source: Suriname Times | Chelsea laat keeper vertrekken De Bosnische doelman Asmir Begovic keert terug naar Bournemouth. De 29-jarige international is afkomstig van Chelsea, waar hij twee jaar onder contract stond. Als reservedoelman achter de Belg Thibaut Courtois zat hij bij de Engelse kampioen veelvuldig op de bank. Begovic speelde tien jaar geleden al eens

Duperreault effect boosts AIG share price

Source: The Royal Gazette | Duperreault effect boosts AIG share price Confidence in American International Group has grown in the two weeks since Brian Duperreault was appointed chief executive officer. The giant insurance companys share price has risen 3. 7 per cent, from 61. 82 to 64. 10, since the Bermuda-born CEO took the helm

Captaining tall ship was cadets dream

Source: The Royal Gazette | Captaining tall ship was cadets dream For Captain Angelo Patruno, bringing the oldest ship in the Italian Navy into Bermuda on Monday was a particularly special moment. Just over 30 years earlier he had joined the ltigtAmerigo Vespucciltigt in Hamilton as a fresh-faced teenage cadet. As we sailed into Bermuda,

Community mourns reggae ambassador

Source: The Royal Gazette | Community mourns reggae ambassador Kent Outerbridge, a much-loved reggae promoter and mentor to generations of DJs, has died at the age of 64. The founder of Dub City Variety, an institution in the Baileys Bay area, Mr Outerbridge appeared on the scene as Bermudas ambassador for reggae, early in the

Mom walks dusk to dawn in daughters memory

Source: The Royal Gazette | Mom walks dusk to dawn in daughters memory A mother whose daughter took her own life is preparing to take part in a dusk until dawn walk to raise awareness about suicide. Susan Wakefield Gibbons will take part in The Overnight Walk in Washington DC on June 17 in memory

Breakthrough for Bitt

Source: Nation Newspaper | Breakthrough for Bitt   BARBADOS-BASED FINANCIAL technology pioneer Bitt Inc. has joined forces with an American counterpart to offer a new central bank product that could be a solution to the correspondent banking and derisking…

Message from The Cayman Islands elected Independents

Source: Cayman Eye News | Message from The Cayman Islands elected Independents Monday, 29 May 2017 We the duly elected Independent candidates wish to set the record straight. Following the General Elections held on the 24th of May 2017, the voters returned 9 Independent members, 7 People Progressives Movement (PPM), and 3 Cayman Democratic Party

In Duitsland afgewezen Afghanen nu niet terug

Source: Suriname Times | In Duitsland afgewezen Afghanen nu niet terug FRANKFURT – Een vliegtuig dat woensdag met afgewezen Afghaanse asielzoekers van Frankfurt naar Kabul zou vliegen, vertrekt niet als gevolg van de bomaanslag in de Afghaanse hoofdstad. De minister van Binnenlandse Zaken van de deelstaat Hessen, Peter Beuth, zei volgens Duitse media dat ,,een

Haiti – Mexico : Delivey of 13 tons of humanitarian aid

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Mexico : Delivey of 13 tons of humanitarian aid Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and the Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities of Haiti confirmed that the Government of Mexico had officially handed over a container of 13 tons of humanitarian aid…

Donald Trump verwijdert ’covfefe’-tweet

Source: Suriname Times | Donald Trump verwijdert ’covfefe’-tweet Donald Trump heeft de tweet verwijderd waarmee hij woensdagochtend viraal ging. Opheldering over de betekenis van het woord ’covfefe’, dat hij – bewust of onbewust – de wereld in slingerde, krijgen we niet. Op sociale media was het de vraag van de dag: Wat wilde Donald Trump

Haiti – Security : Preparatory meeting for the next hurricane season

Source: Haiti Libre | Haiti – Security : Preparatory meeting for the next hurricane season Tuesday, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant met with members of the National Federation of Haitian Mayors (FENAMH) and representatives of civil society around the preparatory phase for the next hurricane season…

Afghanistan: 80 killed, 300 injured in blast

Source: St. Lucia Times | Afghanistan: 80 killed, 300 injured in blast Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)A huge suicide bomb ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 300, Afghan officials said. The blast, which came a few days into

United Airlines weer in opspraak

Source: Suriname Times | United Airlines weer in opspraak WASHINGTON – United Airlines is opnieuw in opspraak geraakt. De Amerikaanse luchtvaartinspectie FAA wil de luchtvaartmaatschappij beboeten voor het vliegen met een ,,niet luchtwaardig” toestel. Met die Boeing 787 vervoerde de luchtvaartmaatschappij in 2014 23 keer passagiers binnen de Verenigde Staten en op internationale vluchten. Twee

Chenapau miners released from Police custody

Source: Guyana Times | Chenapau miners released from Police custody – charged with illegal mining at KNP Detained in clampdown BY LAKHRAM BHAGIRAT The remaining 18 Chenapau, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), residents in Police custody were released on Tuesday and are expected to make an appearance at the Mahdia Magistrate’s Court on July 18, to answer

Race car driver, ace biker among 5 charged

Source: Guyana Times | Race car driver, ace biker among 5 charged The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Tuesday instituted charges against five persons in connection with the recent discovery of $550 million worth of cocaine in dressed lumber at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo. Those charged include owner of the sawmill, Narine Lall, who is

Taxi driver remanded for cocaine, guns, ammo possession

Source: Guyana Times | Taxi driver remanded for cocaine, guns, ammo possession A taxi driver of Duncan Street, Campbellville, Georgetown who was on Independence Day busted with three guns, matching ammunition and a quantity of cocaine when Police descended on his home following a report of domestic violence, was on Tuesday morning remanded to prison

Govt still open to building local oil refinery – Trotman

Source: Guyana Times | Govt still open to building local oil refinery – Trotman Against warnings from expert By Samuel Sukhnandan Government has not ruled out building an oil refinery in Guyana, although an overseas oil and gas industry expert has warned that establishing such a facility here would be unprofitable. Natural Resources Minister Raphael

Farmer pinned to death by tractor at Canje

Source: Guyana Times | Farmer pinned to death by tractor at Canje The lifeless and muddied body of a pensioner was on Tuesday afternoon found pinned under a tractor at a ranch in New Forest, East Canje, Berbice. The dead man has been identified as 64-year-old Hackim Khan of Cumberland, East Canje, Berbice. Based on

Is this public mischief?

Source: Guyana Times | Is this public mischief? Dear Editor, The nation would recall that on May 9, 2017, a Kaieteur News headline stated, “Over 200 persons blacklisted from leaving Guyana – SOCU.” This information caused great concern, restlessness among our people and was widely believed. The article prompted my immediate action. As a citizen

Hosting of inter-county U-19 tournament in May-June

Source: Guyana Times | Hosting of inter-county U-19 tournament in May-June ‒ another meagre decision by GCB, says Delvon McEwan Colin Stuart Weather permitting the second round of action in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/ Hand-In-Hand Insurance Under-19 50 over inter-county Tournament is expected to get underway today from 9:30h at two venues in Demerara.

Include people sovereignty issue on ‘same sex ballot’

Source: Guyana Times | Include people sovereignty issue on ‘same sex ballot’ Dear Editor, Your newspaper reported that the Government has informed the international community of its plans to put the issue of “decriminalising buggery” (to appease the gay community) to a referendum. This is a laudatory move giving the population a voice in law

Onbewoond huis afgebrand

Source: Suriname Times | Onbewoond huis afgebrand PARAMARIBO – Een onbewoond huis op de hoek van de Evert Verveer- en Ramnarain Oemrawweg in Paramaribo is maandagavond in vlammen opgegaan. De brandweervoorlichting meldt dat het om een laagbouw stenenwoning gaat. Nadat de brandweer de melding van de woningbrand om 20.27 uur kreeg, rukte zij meteen uit.

Amanda Temple Releases “Tapestry Of Tales”

Source: Bernews | Amanda Temple Releases “Tapestry Of Tales” Six years ago, Amanda Temple had an epiphany of sorts while driving home from photographing a wedding. “My attention was drawn to a crumbling house,” she said. “The peeling paint was the colour of the ocean and the windows were dirty, but framing the rows of

31 May 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 31 May 2017 Weather in Cayman May 31 Wednesday 2017 Synopsis Cloudiness and showers associated with a tropical wave over the Cayman area is expected to move west of our area this evening. Radar images show isolated showers in and around the Cayman area moving towards the west. Sunshine just

Video: MP Wayne Furbert On Marriage Bill

Source: Bernews | Video: MP Wayne Furbert On Marriage Bill MP Wayne Furbert said the Human Rights Amendment Act 2017 — which seeks to make an amendment to define marriage between a male and a female — could be debated in the House of Assembly in July of this year, and said that this time,

Concern Over Coot Pond ‘Commercialisation’

Source: Bernews | Concern Over Coot Pond ‘Commercialisation’ [Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Greenrock said they are “concerned about the creeping commercialisation of areas outside of the five beaches plan of the Bermuda Tourism Authority.” “Under the existing plan only five beaches are designated for development and concessions – Horseshoe Bay, John Smith’s Bay,

Column: Bermuda Shines At Bloomberg

Source: Bernews | Column: Bermuda Shines At Bloomberg [Opinion column written by Ross Webber] When it comes to business endorsement, you can’t do much better than having Mike Bloomberg big you up before a live global audience of investors and corporate influencers. That’s exactly what happened when we co-hosted a top-level business forum at his glass-towered

Government closes down information department

Source: Nation Newspaper | Government closes down information department PORT OF SPAIN – Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie has confirmed that the Keith Rowley government has taken a decision to shut down the financially plagued Government Information Services Limited (GISL)….

Column: “Monaco In The Atlantic”

Source: Bernews | Column: “Monaco In The Atlantic” [Opinion column written by Hugh Dugan] Those of us tuning early into the America’s Cup on TV last Sunday were treated to the Grand Prix Formula One live from Monaco. This is fitting. It only makes sense that the world’s oldest and most prestigious racing event of

Father’s Day: Jazz in Bloom returns on June 18th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Father’s Day: Jazz in Bloom returns on June 18th Anuschka Wright’s Jazz in Bloom concert is fast becoming the musical event to look forward to each and every Father’s Day. So after a big crab & rice feast, fathers and their families have added making their way downtown to the British

Couple’s Photos Create Stir On Social Media

Source: Bernews | Couple’s Photos Create Stir On Social Media [Written by Don Burgess] A Florida couple’s semi-nude Instagram photos taken in Bermuda have created quite a stir on social media. The photos were posted five days ago and have made the rounds on Facebook and Instagram, with some locals complaining that the Bermuda Police Service

Alcohol theft lands Jordan in prison

Source: Barbados Today | Alcohol theft lands Jordan in prison A 41-year-old man lost his freedom today over a bottle of alcohol. Troy Ryan Oneal Jordan of Block 16A, Silver Hill, Christ Church was sentenced to three months in HMP Dodds for stealing a $97.75 bottle of Hennessy Cognac Brandy belonging to Massy Limited earlier

Former Panamanian dictator Noriega, dies at 83

Source: Nation Newspaper | Former Panamanian dictator Noriega, dies at 83 PANAMA CITY – Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the United States before his drug trafficking and brutality triggered a US invasion to oust him in 1989, has died aged 83.  President…

Carnival comes to Owia this weekend

Source: iWitness News | Carnival comes to Owia this weekend The Owia Sports and Cultural Organisation (OSCO) will this weekend host carnival activities in Owia under the theme “Hold Your Own for Owia Carnival 2k17”. The weekend of activities will kick off on Friday night with the staging of the … Continue reading →

Bad choice

Source: Barbados Today | Bad choice After four years in denial, Renee Keith Gilkes today admitted to several drug offences stemming from the discovery of almost $40,000 worth of marijuana and cannabis plants. And a Bridgetown magistrate has ordered a pre-sentencing report on the 38-year-old man to help determine what his punishment should be. The

Million dollar drug bust in St James

Source: Barbados Today | Million dollar drug bust in St James A St James man was remanded to prison when he appeared in court on drug-related charges yesterday. He is 33-year-old Gregory Leon Holder, of # 66 Husband Terrace, St James. On Friday, May 26, police went to Paynes Bay Beach, St James, where Holder

Union Island celebrates Maroon Festival

Source: iWitness News | Union Island celebrates Maroon Festival The annual Union Island Maroon Festival was held this year on May 8 and 11 in the villages of Clifton and Ashton. Both events were coordinated by the Roots Connection Culture Club, with support from the recently established Union Island … Continue reading →

Ambris awaits responsibility following success

Source: iWitness News | Ambris awaits responsibility following success By E. Glenford Prescott St. Vincent and the Grenadines senior cricket captain Sunil Ambris said that he achieved the three objectives he set himself prior to leaving the country for the Windwards tournament in Dominica. Speaking to iWitness News in … Continue reading →

ICE arrests illegal Guyanese man in NY

Source: Stabroek News | ICE arrests illegal Guyanese man in NY A Queens, New York woman tried to block federal immigration officers from arresting her Guyanese husband yesterday morning, prompting a standoff when neighbours  started ripping into President  Donald Trump, law-enforcement sources said, according to a report in today’s New York Post. The post ICE

New growth strategy by October

Source: Barbados Today | New growth strategy by October Government is proposing to establish a “comprehensive national fiscal, economic and social development restructuring and enhancement programme” by October this year, to guide decisions for a short, medium and long-term growth plan. Delivering the 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals on Tuesday, Minister of Finance Chris

Accused Kaieteur Park miners released

Source: Stabroek News | Accused Kaieteur Park miners released The nearly two dozen persons held for alleged illegal mining in the Kaieteur National Park (KNP) were yesterday afternoon released from custody and although they maintained their innocence, they were served with summons to attend court in July to answer charges that they acted in contravention

Duncan St man charged over 25 lbs cocaine, handguns

Source: Stabroek News | Duncan St man charged over 25 lbs cocaine, handguns Trevor Rodrigues, the man held last Friday after a police search of his Duncan Street, Campbellville home unearthed a little over 25 pounds of cocaine as well as handguns and ammunition, was yesterday charged with drug trafficking and unlawful possession of munitions.

Tractor pins man to death in Canje rice field

Source: Stabroek News | Tractor pins man to death in Canje rice field An Adelphi man died yesterday midday after the tractor he was operating in a rice field located at the backlands of New Forest, Canje, Berbice, toppled, submerging him in the mud and pinning him to his death. The post Tractor pins man

Stephen Vieira, four others charged over Zeelugt cocaine

Source: Stabroek News | Stephen Vieira, four others charged over Zeelugt cocaine Five persons, including well-known motorbike racer Stephen Vieira and race car driver Nazim Gafoor, will today be charged over the almost 85 kilos of cocaine that were unearthed in dressed lumber at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, almost three weeks ago. The post Stephen

Edmond Castro Says He Never Used His U.S. Visas

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Edmond Castro Says He Never Used His U.S. Visas Edmond Castro Belize Rural North Area Representative Edmond ‘Clear the Land’ Castro was the trending topic today, following a statement from his office confirming the embarrassing cancellation of his diplomatic and tourist visas by the United States Embassy.  Perhaps most stridently,

BRA looking to widen tax net

Source: Barbados Today | BRA looking to widen tax net The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is about to embark on a massive registration exercise to ensure all business operators are paying their fair share of taxes. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler announced Tuesday that as a matter of policy, BRA would, in the comings months, be

Alvarene Burgess Details Interactions with Castro on Visas

Source: Channel 5 Belize | Alvarene Burgess Details Interactions with Castro on Visas Alvarene Burgess The Senate Select Inquiry on the Immigration Department resumed today in Belmopan. And after going toe-to-toe with former friend and Government Minister Edmond Castro in the courts and on this television station, whistleblower Alvarene Burgess appeared before the Senate Special

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