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August 19, 2017

Archives for June 2017

Teenager among four to stand trial for murder

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 28, CMC – A 13-year-old girl and her sister who claimed that they were verbally, physically and sexually abused by their 64-year-old father, have been committed to stand trial for his murder. The two girls were among four persons who have been committed…

Lashley nosedives

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley knows he will have a difficult time retaining his Christ Church West Central seat when even those who say they are undecided also call for the back of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government. The task seems even more daunting when it…

Gibbs supports Alma Parris move

Source: Barbados Today President of the Barbados National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations Shone Gibbs says he is satisfied that students of the Alma Parris School will be adequately taken care of, following the announcement of the school’s closure at the end of this school year. Earlier this week, Barbados Union Of Teachers (BUT)…

Dorsett favoured tomorrow

Source: Barbados Today 2016 horse of the year Northern Star and 2017 Sandy Lane Gold Cup winner Dorsett will clash Saturday in The Saleh and KhatJa Mohamed Memorial Trophy race number 6. The two top mounts headline a field of five other animals going the longest trip at the Garrison Savannah of 2200 meters. Horse number 1…

Acting GG to be sworn in

Source: Barbados Today Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson is due to administer the oath to Sir Philip Greaves as Acting Governor General Saturday at 12:01 a.m. at Government House. This follows the official resignation of Sir Elliott Belgrave on Friday. Sir Elliott, 86, has called it a day after five years as the…

Former PM Simpson Miller bows out of politics

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 28, CMC – Former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller has told legislators that they owe it to themselves to do what is best for Jamaica as Prime Minister Andrew Holness led the praises for her long tenure in Parliament. “We have a responsibility…

Prime Minister announces Cabinet reshuffle

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 29, CMC- Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has made changes to his Cabinet – effective Thursday, that will lead to the reassignment of some government ministers. The release, issued early Thursday said Prime Minister had informed President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, of…

Sewage stink returns to south coast

Source: Barbados Today South coast residents and businesses are fearing a return of the worrying sewage problems that plagued the area last year. The people of Rendezvous and Worthing, Christ Church in particularly, said nothing but a permanent solution to the problem would do, after last week’s tropical depression caused yet another sewage…

FRANCE – Le Pen charged over funding scandal

Source: Barbados Today PARIS – French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been placed under formal investigation over an alleged European parliament funding scandal. The allegations were passed to French investigators who have opened a case. The parliament suspects some $5.4m went to assistants of Le Pen’s National Front (FN) who were not…

OECS and UNICEF sign five year agreement

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 28, CMC – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has signed a five-year agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to jointly promote child-centred programmes in the sub-region. Under the agreement signed by OECS Director General, Dr. Didicus Jules, and UNICEF…

Former prosecutor jailed for 17 years

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 28, CMC – A former police prosecutor has been jailed for 17 years with hard labour after he was found guilty of raping a then 17-year-old girl who had gone to the police station to make a report 16 years ago.…

Tax solution

Source: Barbados Today One of the fledgling political parties seeking to disrupt politics as usual here come the next general election, believes it has a solution to the island’s burgeoning economic problems: a flat tax. On the eve of the implementation of the onerous ten per cent National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), Solutions…

It’s too ugly!

Source: Barbados Today More details are emerging following a series of strong objections tabled by heritage officials to the construction of the 15-storey Hyatt Centric Hotel on Bay Street, St Michael. The 182-room development with 19 private residences is to be built approximately 172 feet, three inches high or 52,500 square metres, making…

More than $3m in drugs seized offshore

Source: Nation Newspaper TWO BARBADIAN MEN are assisting police with investigations into a drug haul with a street value of more than $3 million. The identities of the men, age 64 and 42, have not been released. According… Link: More than m in drugs seized offshore

Beaten again!

Source: Guyana Chronicle Spinners bring swift end to WI chase ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Another abject batting performance sent West Indies tumbling to a 93-run defeat to India in the third One-Day International here yesterday, leaving the embattled Caribbean side with their ninth loss in 12 outings and on the verge of…

GBA’s Andrew Lewis National Novices championships …

Source: Guyana Chronicle Despite GPL’s interruption, GDF assured of retaining Champion Gym title THE finals of the Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) Andrew Lewis National Novices Championships got off to a blistering start at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue on Thursday evening and the upbeat tempo continued until the conclusion of the ninth fight…

The Comeback Kid!

Source: Guyana Chronicle ‘Candy Man’ Hardy makes ring-return against Eric Moon tonight By Rawle Toney in New York WITH the legendary Colin Morgan in his corner, Guyana’s Simeon ‘Candy Man’ Hardy will make a comeback tonight after being away from the sport for approximately two years, when he faces American Eric Moon. The…

Persaud backing youth ahead of second Race of Champions

Source: Guyana Chronicle SUPERBIKER Kevin Persaud has backed his youthful approach as the determining factor when he takes the track aboard his superbike in the second National Race of Champions tomorrow at the South Dakota Circuit. Persaud, who was part of the team that toured Jamaica recently, is optimistic that there are more…

UPDATE: 29-year-old remanded in connection with offshore drug haul

Source: Nation Newspaper A ST PETER MAN WAS remanded to HMP Dodds after appearing in court today on drug charges. Jamar Jamal Williams 29, of Cemetery Lane, Road View, St Peter, was reportedly onboard a boat intercepted off… Link: UPDATE: 29-year-old remanded in connection with offshore drug haul

Ready for the senior battle, says Narayan Ramdhani

Source: Guyana Chronicle NINETEEN-year-old Caribbean champion Narayan Ramdhani is undoubtedly Guyana’s most accomplished badminton player. He also made his mark as the region’s leading player – a multiple silver medallist at the Caribbean Championships. He has been medallng on the Caribbean arena since the age of nine, racking up a number of hardware…

Bolt seeks quick fix for back issue with German doctor

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt believes his German doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt will fix the retiring world record holder’s back problems in time for the August world championships in London. Bolt will see his long-time physician after suffering a stiff back in the build-up to his 100 metres run at the…

Barbados lose football opener to Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS suffered a 2-1 defeat against Dominica in the Windward Islands Football Tournament in Grenada tonight. Playing at the Fond ground in the northern town of Sauteurs, Barbados conceded the opening… Link: Barbados lose football opener to Dominica

Caribbean Newsline (June 30)

Source: Carib Vision In the headlines: The High Court in St Vincent gives the opposition the go-ahead to challenge election results… Source Link: Caribbean Newsline (June 30)

Inmate in BCF attack attempts suicide

Source: St. Lucia Times The inmate involved in Thursday morning’s attack on another inmate at the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF), is reported to have attempted to commit suicide. According to information obtained by the Times the inmate, identified as Junior Duncan, swallowed several pills. Sources disclosed that the pills were given to him as…

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2017

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] ‘Fake news’ was a big issue in the last US general election. According to the Washington Post, Twitter is looking at adding a feature that would let users notify the company about “tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information.” It probably won’t happen before the Bermuda… Link:

Substantial trade in BFM shares

Source: The Royal Gazette Insurance company BFampM was unchanged at 21 after 36,786 shares changed hands in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. Butterfield Bank did not trade in Bermuda, but gained 16 cents, or 0. 47 per cent, on the New York Stock Exchange to close on 34. 10. The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed unchanged…

Coral reef transplantation a success

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS’ INVESTMENT of close to US$1 million to reinvigorate the island’s coral reefs through transplantation is reaping success. Coastal Information Systems Manager at the Coastal Zone Management… Link: Coral reef transplantation a success

Bahamian Minister Honourable Brent Symonette calls for more regional cooperation at JAMPRO’s Caribbean Market Mission

Source: Bahamas Weekly Kingston, Jamaica – Bahamian Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration, The Honourable Brent Symonette called for more regional cooperation on trade at the final leg of JAMPRO’s Caribbean Market Mission in The Bahamas, which ends today, June 30, 2017. Thirteen Jamaican companies promoted their products for export…

National Squash Team Departs For Guyana

Source: Bernews The Bermuda National Squash Team departed for Guyana today [June 30] in order to compete in the Caribbean Junior Championships. The Championships feature an individual competition with age categories under 11 through to under 19 for both boys and girls. Following the individual event is the team championships. Matthew Elliott,… Link:

Price of gas, diesel and LPG going up

Source: Nation Newspaper THE RETAIL PRICE of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will increase. This will take effect from midnight. The new retail price of gasoline will be Bds$3.18 per litre,… Link: Price of gas, diesel and LPG going up

PRESS RELEASE: Train-The-Trainer: Financial Skills for Business Planning Workshop

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Train-The-Trainer: Financial Skills for Business Planning Workshop appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs in collaboration with the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) will be hosting a “Train-The-Trainer: Financial Skills for

Turning Fifteen in Cuba

Source: Havana Times When a new baby girl comes into a family, the forthcoming arrival of her 15th birthday is reason for conversation and concerns. Some parents – those who can – open up a savings account when the baby girl still can’t even say her own name. Link: Turning Fifteen in Cuba

Amna Ally new General Secretary of PNCR

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Oscar Clarke retires Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), His Excellency David Granger, has appointed Ms. Amna Ally MP to serve as General Secretary of the Party with effect from the 1st July 2017 following the retirement of OsCar Clarke. Clarke, CCH, who served as the Party’s General…

Caution issued over duty relieved goods

Source: The Royal Gazette The Customs Department has issued a warning after a number of online posts advertising the sale of goods imported free of duty. In a statement this afternoon, a spokesman for the Department said We would like to remind persons who have imported goods with the benefit of duty relief of…

Tourism exploring new air routes

Source: The Royal Gazette The Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities is working to secure new air routes for the island, according to the junior minister for the portfolio. Kenneth Bascome, the junior minister, said that the ministry had been working closely with the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Skyport to secure new air routes,…

Capsized boat found off East End coast

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police conducted a search and rescue operation at sea Friday off the coast of East End after a capsized boat was found some five miles offshore around 8:30am. Police received the report of the overturned vessel by an aircraft that was coming into land on Grand Cayman. Both…

School term ending Thursday

Source: Nation Newspaper PUBLIC SCHOOLS will close for the summer holiday next week. The last day at school for students will be Thursday, while teachers will proceed on the nine-week vacation after Friday. Following the… Link: School term ending Thursday

Scrilla first out for Bashment title

Source: Nation Newspaper SCRILLA WILL PERFORM first at the Yellow Bashment Soca Finals at Phenomenal Friday on July 7 at Kensington Oval. He will be followed by reigning king Stiffy Star Quality, while Lady Essence pulled… Link: Scrilla first out for Bashment title

Train-The-Trainer: Financial Skills for Business Planning Workshop

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, June 30th, 2017; The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs in collaboration with the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) will be hosting a “Train-The-Trainer: Financial Skills for Business Planning Workshop.” The goal of this workshop is to bridge the divide between…

India beat West Indies by 93 runs in 3rd ODI

Source: iNews Guyana (AFP) India beat the West Indies by 93 runs in the third fixture of a five-match one-day international series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua this afternoon. Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 78 not out Mahendra Singh Dhoni starred with 78 not out as India managed 251-4 batting first on…

13 cars stolen in GT in one month

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): During the month of June thirteen cars were stolen in George Town alone, the RCIPS has confirmed. Although eight of those vehicles were later found, five are still missing and police are asking the public for help locating these missing vehicles. The first car is a light green Hyundai,…

Angolan woman almost deported

Source: iNews Guyana …after failing to inform Court she is married to Guyanese An Angolan woman was almost deported from Guyana on Friday after she failed to inform the Court that she is married to a Guyanese. Shantelle Joseph pleaded guilty to the charge of overstaying when it was read to her by…

30 Minute Video: June 30 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

SRDF ‘elated’ by ‘Ludacris’ visit to Soufriere

Source: St. Lucia Times The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) has said that it is elated by the presence in Soufriere of American rapper and actor – Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and wife Eudoxie. The couple have been sharing photographs of their Saint Lucia vacation on social media. SRDF Executive Director, Jimmy Haynes, told the…

City reports revenue boost after loan ruling

Source: The Royal Gazette The Corporation of Hamilton has posted its 2016 Financial Statements online, showing more than 19. 6 million in revenue over expenditure. The bulk of the revenue comes from the derecognition of the 18 million loan guarantee to Mexico Infrastructure Finance for the failed Par-la-Ville Hotel project. A statement from the…

Weather Forecast For Saturday July 1

Source: Bernews Saturday, July 1 is expected to be partly cloudy and a few isolated thunderstorms developing late under partly cloudy skies, with the high to be near 28°C/83°F and the low to be near 26°C/78°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ESE. The relative humidity is expected to… Link:

Corbyn fires Brexit opposers after vote

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked three Members of Parliament from his leadership team who defied him by voting in favour of an amendment calling for Britain to stay in the… Link: Corbyn fires Brexit opposers after vote

Chinese restaurant cooks with rain water

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The owner of Toko Hong Ling located on the Rondeklip road quickly closed his store when the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Economic Development knocked on his door. He did this because he knew he was in trouble. Once inside it turned out to be a disaster. The…

No Monday off

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Although Curaçao’s National Anthem and Flag Day falls on Sunday this year, Monday, July 3, will be a normal work and school day, announced Minister of Culture Marilyn Alcalá-Wallé. Preparations for the usual official ceremony on July 2 at Plaza Brion are in full swing. She also warned…

Sunday Sun redesign with readers in mind

Source: Nation Newspaper We asked. You answered. We listened! The Nation Publishing Co. Limited is undertaking a redesign to its flagship publication, the SUNDAY SUN. The new design is one of the most fundamental changes to… Link: Sunday Sun redesign with readers in mind

Learning The Hard Way

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

School of the Nations’ Saskia Twahir tops NGSA

Source: Stabroek News School of the Nations’ Saskia Twahir has emerged the top student in the 2017 Grade 6 examination , landing her a place at Queen’s College. The post School of the Nations’ Saskia Twahir tops NGSA appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: School of the Nations’ Saskia Twahir tops NGSA

Grade Six results improved – Chief Education Officer

Source: Stabroek News There has been a significant improvement in the Grade Six results this year, according to Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson. A statement from the Education Ministry follows: Guyana has every reason to be proud of the 2017 marked performance improvements following the National Grade Six Assessment Examinations which was completed…

Woolridge among new OBA candidates

Source: The Royal Gazette The One Bermuda Alliance has rolled out its final candidates ahead of next months General Election. Lynne Woolridge, the OBA chairwoman, will vie for Pembroke East Central Andrea Moniz-DeSouza, the Honorary Portuguese Consul, will run in St Davids Southampton East will be contested by hospitality worker Winfield Todd and Ed…

CIFA at heart of two ACC arrests

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators have arrested a second man as part of an investigation which is related to the Cayman Islands Football Association, CNS has learned. Following the arrest of a 47-year-old George Town man yesterday, who is still an executive with the football association, a second man, aged 46…

Tributes to respectful, friendly officer

Source: The Royal Gazette A popular police officer has been remembered for her courage and commitment to the community she served in the face of a life-threatening illness. PC Latasha Gibson, 43, who was affectionately known as Tasha, passed away during the early morning hours of Monday. Colleagues paid tribute to the mother of…

Nations girl tops NGSA

Source: Guyana Chronicle Saskia Twahir of School of Nations topped this year’s National Grade Six Assessment with 524 marks, the Ministry of Education announced today. Clifton Bacchus of Mae’s Under 12; Gabriella Roberts, Xiana Chabila of Graham’s Hall Primary; Amelia Sugrim of Academy of Excellence and Antonia Dey of the same school came…

The Governor General Presents Commodore Tellis Bethel with His Instruments of Appointment

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor-General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG (left) presents Commander, Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel with his Instruments of Appointment during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Change of Command Ceremony Thursday, June 29, 2017 at HMBS Coral Harbour Base.  Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis pledged his government’s full…

“Oh happy Day”

Source: Cana News NDP supporters (File Photo) By Kenton X. Chance … You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: “Oh happy Day”

Royal Bahamas Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony (PHOTOS)

Source: Bahamas Weekly At the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony at HMBS Coral Harbour, June 29, 2017, Commander, Defence Force (Retired), Commodore Roderick Bowe was praised as a ‘consummate naval officer,’ and incoming Commander, Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, was welcomed with assurance of the government’s full support.  Photos show…

Haitian Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on Minister Symonette

Source: Bahamas Weekly Haitian Ambassador to The Bahamas His Excellency Jean Victor Geneus, left, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry’s offices on June 29, 2017. Official photograph taken by Derek Smith of Bahamas Information Services… Link: Haitian

NEW: Second arrest in anti-corruption probe

Source: Cayman Compass A second man was arrested Friday in connection with a corruption and money laundering investigation being conducted by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission. Link: NEW: Second arrest in anti-corruption probe

Bahamas National Water Polo U-15 Team – Gold Medal Winners

Source: Bahamas Weekly Director of Sports Timothy Munnings (kneeling right) and Chief Sports Officer Kevin Colebrooke (standing right) of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture are pictured with the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Under-15 boys competition gold-medal winners, one of the Bahamas National Water Polo teams, as they…

Steve Stoute is CASCO President

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADIAN STEVE STOUTE is president of the Central American and Caribbean Sport Organisation (CASCO). Stoute, who was vice-president of the body, was elevated to the presidency under its statutes,… Link: Steve Stoute is CASCO President

GZE subsidiary builds LNG terminal

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Titan Petrochemicals Group Ltd, a subsidiary of Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE), will build the LNG terminal at Bullen Bay. This is according to Aubrich Bakhuis, acting chairman of the Multi-Disciplinary Project Team (MDPT). Bakhuis explains that it is beneficial for Curaçao to conclude that both the modernization of…

US-Cuba policy: ‘The mother of all blunders’

Source: Curacao Chronicle WASHINGTON – An in-depth analysis prepared by US intelligence and foreign policy experts has concluded that the failed US approach of refusing to engage in a constructive relationship with the government in Havana and the 55-year trade and financial embargo imposed on Cuba has been the “mother of all foreign…

Venezuela’s former National Guard chief charged, street clashes continue

Source: Curacao Chronicle CARACAS – Venezuela’s Attorney General Luisa Ortega on Thursday announced charges against the former head of the national guard, accusing him of systematic human rights violations during sometimes deadly anti-government demonstrations. The announcement came amid fresh clashes between police and protesters on the rain-soaked streets of Caracas. A day earlier,…

CPL in Florida remains ‘an investment’

Source: iNews Guyana Caribbean Premier League organisers have reaffirmed their faith in making annual visits to the USA as the 2017 edition approaches, with the opening weekend taking place in Lauderhill on August 5 and 6. CPL chief executive Damien O’Donohoe and chief operating officer Pete Russell have told ESPNcricinfo they plan to…

“Missing $25 Million False,” Says Sands

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said allegations claiming that $25 million is missing from the National Health Insurance (NHI) Secretariat are “false.” Dr. Sands refuted the allegations in a statement yesterday where he said “there are no persons being investigated in this regard.” The minister of health also confirmed…

‘Three Cheers’ Salute for Retired Commodore

Source: Jones Bahamas At an official ceremony at the HMBS Coral Harbour [Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base] that saw hundreds of well-wishers, come to witness the historic moment, the Changing of Command, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis saluted outgoing retired Commodore Roderick Bowe as a “consummate naval officer.” Signaling an official change of…

Christie Lauds Nottage

Source: Jones Bahamas A teary eyed former Prime Minister Perry Christie said he is one of the many persons who were the last to speak to former Cabinet minister Dr. Bernard Nottage before he died and although their relationship had its temporary downfalls, it transcended those divisions. Mr. Christie shared defining moments stretching…

Former AG Pays Tribute to a ‘Loyal Friend’

Source: Jones Bahamas Allyson Maynard-Gibson Former Attorney General   “Reach out and touch somenody’s hand – make this world a better place if you can”. I have seen the late Honourable Dr. B.J. Nottage hold an elderly woman’s hand and sing her a song. Her demeanour completely changed. BJ, as he was affectionately…

German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Source: Suriname Times Germany’s parliament has voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, joining many other western democracies in granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including adoption. Norbert Lammert, president of the parliament, said 393 lawmakers voted in favour, 226 voted against and four abstained. The chancellor, Angela Merkel, said she voted…

Major price differences at supermarkets

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The consumer association has examined the price of 79 products from May 26to June 1 at 22 supermarkets. The association observed that this is a major price difference between these supermarkets. For example a kilo shoulder ham at Centrum Mahaai and Piscadera costs 9.62 guilders. At Bonam Supermarket,…

VN: oproep sluiting Al-Jazeera ’onacceptabel’

Source: Suriname Times GENÈVE – De Verenigde Naties vinden het onacceptabel dat Arabische landen de sluiting eisen van nieuwszender Al-Jazeera. Een woordvoerder van VN-mensenrechtencommissaris Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein sprak vrijdag over een „aanval op het recht van vrijheid van expressie en meningsuiting.” De eis is afkomstig van Saudi-Arabië, de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten, Egypte en…

Situation cells Rio Canario bad and inhumane

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Of the five men who escaped from the Rio Canario police cells last weekend, two are still fugitive. This is according to the Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie. The Minister indicated during the weekly press conference of the Council of Ministers that the safety situation in the cell…

UNHCR: half miljoen Syriërs weer thuis

Source: Suriname Times GENÈVE – Bijna een half miljoen Syriërs die op de vlucht waren geslagen voor oorlogsgeweld zijn dit jaar teruggekeerd naar huis. Het overgrote deel, 440.000 mensen, was in Syrië zelf gebleven. Meer dan 31.000 mensen zijn vanuit buurlanden teruggegaan. Die cijfers bracht de UNHCR, de vluchtelingenorganisatie van de VN, vrijdag…

Cuba Increases Land Leases to 20 Years

Source: Havana Times The Cuban government has announced that it will extend land leases to 20 years so that citizens can continue farming them, and it also made clear that it would impose “a set of measures” regarding self-employed labor in the country. Link: Cuba Increases Land Leases to 20 Years

Rusland verlengt sancties tegen EU

Source: Suriname Times MOSKOU – De Russische president Vladimir Poetin heeft de zogeheten ‘tegensancties’ tegen de Europese Unie verlengd tot eind volgend jaar. Dat blijkt uit een vrijdag gepubliceerd presidentieel decreet. Rusland legde de sancties in 2014 op, nadat de EU had besloten Moskou economisch te straffen vanwege de Russische bemoeienis bij het…

Franse voetbal rouwt om grote meneer

Source: Suriname Times De Franse voetbalwereld rouwt om de dood van Louis Nicollin, de markante voorzitter van Montpellier. Nicollin overleed donderdag uitgerekend op zijn 74e verjaardag. “Een grote meneer in het Franse voetbal heeft ons verlaten”, schreef de nationale bond FFF op Twitter. Nicollin begon in 1974 als voorzitter van Montpellier, dat destijds…

Vitesse legt Matavz voor drie seizoenen vast

Source: Suriname Times Tim Matavz is de nieuwe spits van Vitesse. De Sloveens international (28) komt over van het Duitse FC Augsburg en tekent in het Gelredome een contract voor drie seizoenen. “Mijn grootste successen heb ik in Nederland beleefd”, zegt Matavz, die in de Eredivisie al uitkwam voor PSV en FC Groningen. “Daarom ben…

Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-US tennis star Venus Williams has been involved in a car crash that led to the death of a 78-year-old man. A spokesman for Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida confirmed to the BBC they were investigating a fatal crash involving the Grand Slam champion. A man was taken to…

ECCB Records Profit for 2016-2017 Financial Year

Source: Antigua Chronicle The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has recorded a net profit $6.3 million for the 2016-2017 financial year. The Bank’s Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2017, characterises the 2016-2017 financial year as “a year of recovery”, with operating income increasing from $61.0…

A focus on women’s bodies

Source: Barbados Today Recently there has been some national discussion about women’s bodies, child rearing and Crop Over lewdness.  It is the old policing of women’s bodies under the guise of new issues. Let us take the issue of having more babies.  By delaying pregnancies, women in Barbados have put themselves in a position…

Spider Man makes Homecoming

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Fans were crawling up the walls with excitement as the stars of Spider-Man: Homecoming swung into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films, which have dominated the global box… Link: Spider Man makes Homecoming

Belfort motiveert leerlingen Nieuw Lombé

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – Assembleelid Edward Belfort van de Algemene Bevrijdings- en Ontwikkelings Partij hield vorige week een motivatiesessie voor de leerlingen van de zesde klas van de St Gerardus Majellaschool in Nieuw Lombé. Leerkracht Heliante Thoo nam de leerlingen mee naar Paramaribo, zodat Belfort hen kon toespreken. Belfort hield de kinderen…

Fuel prices remain almost the same

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The price for gasoline and diesel will remain almost the same for next month. Although the liter goes down a few tenths of cents, but at the end of the day the drivers won’t notice almost anything: a liter of gasoline remains 1 guilders 67, one liter diesel…

King misses out

Source: Nation Newspaper DARIAN KING won’t be playing in the main draw of Wimbledon after all as the top-ranked Bajan tennis player missed out on being drawn as a lucky loser. Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik got the spot this… Link: King misses out

Saint Lucia is Rated Top Caribbean Destination

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-SAINT LUCIA (June 30 , 2017)   Saint Lucia has been listed as one of the top 3 vacation destinations in the Caribbean by the US News & World Report. The publication just released its World’s Best Places to Visit and it ranks Saint Lucia as the third best Caribbean…

Region discusses international trade

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Trade Policy Experts Offer Solutions to the Issues Affecting Trade in the Caribbean. Strategies to deal with the effects of global issues affecting trade in the Caribbean were advanced at a recent meeting of international and regional stakeholders. The meeting sought to outline trade policy challenges impacting The Organization of…

Count Zinzendorf

Source: Curacao Chronicle Nikolaus Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf (1700 –1760) was a German religious and social reformer, Bishop of the Moravian Church (Jan Hus, ca.1369) and founder of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine.  His Church was the first in the Christian world to promote interracial marriages, women ordained as priests, and total racial…

This Cuban Visited Lima and Returned to Havana

Source: Havana Times The brother of one of us Cubans agreed to be our guide for most of the time we had available to take a look around Lima, while there for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress. (16 photos) Link: This Cuban Visited Lima and Returned to Havana

Roger Bos appointed as new Attorney-general

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Council of Ministers of the Kingdom has appointed Roger Bos today, Friday June 30th 2017, as the new Attorneygeneral for Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius (BES-islands). Mr. Bos is Chief Prosecutor for the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the province of Limburg. Since 1999…

Drug bust

Source: Barbados Today Law enforcement authorities have made their second major drug bust in as many days. Barbados TODAY understands that lawmen seized  50 kilograms of cocaine and 160 pounds of marijuana last night during a joint operation off Maxwell coast, involving the Barbados Coast Guard, the Police Marine Unit, the Drug Squad…

Fake report unnerves community

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With crime high on everyone’s radar at the moment, what turned out to be a fake report of a possible scam foreshadowing a home invasion unnerved many people yesterday. The false “suspicious activity” report about a supposed incident in Newlands circulated widely on social media Thursday. The posts claimed…

Minister Henfield Completes Major Foreign Meetings

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield MP has completed a round of major foreign meetings, including leading The Bahamas delegation participating in the 47th Annual General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Cancun, Mexico 19 – 21 June, where he made an intervention on behalf…

Government to Enhance Decentralization of RBDF

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Government of The Bahamas will undertake a number of initiatives in order to further support the decentralization, transformation, mobilization and regeneration of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. These include the completion of the Sandy Bottom Project with the construction of proposed warehouses, workshops, administrative buildings, and accommodations for bases…

Haiti – Politics : Senate promises to help MJSAC

Source: Haiti Libre This week Régine Lamur, Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action, met for over 2 hours the Standing Senate Committee on « Education, Youth and Sport« Link: Haiti – Politics : Senate promises to help MJSAC

EYEWITNESS: Clueless…

Source: iNews Guyana …in business The Muckraker’s controllers have their buktas all in a knot over Exxon’s “business practices”. Your Eyewitness wonders why. They should have a talk with their owner about his “business practices” when he was “backtracking” bodies into the US. Did he cut those “poor, huddled masses” any slack when…

Why Venezuela is being targeted

Source: Barbados Today Last week, the government of Donald Trump executed a media strategy of intimidation, manipulation and political plunder against the Venezuelan people, instructing its diplomatic representatives to publish in unison a campaign of lies in the regional media to attack democracy and the legitimate, elected government of Venezuela. In Barbados, the…

BLOWS FOR NaDMA

Source: The New Today As Grenada continues to look back on the passage of Tropical Storm, Bret in the early hours of Tuesday, the advisories issued by the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) is now the subject of national debate. The advisory sent out by NaDMA giving the green light for school to reopen…

Bike robber found with 36 bank cards

Source: Jamaica Star A motor bike robber was on Wednesday nabbed by security guards in the New Kingston area after he turned up at a gas station trying to collect ransom money.Some 36 bank cards and six cell phones were found in his possession.”I will have my forensic… Link: Bike robber found with

Barbados Pride donate to fund

Source: Nation Newspaper THE Barbados Pride cricket team has joined the list of contributors to the Elliott and Loretta Scholarship Trust Fund. Jason Harper, chief executive officer of the cricket franchise, made a $10 000… Link: Barbados Pride donate to fund

Haiti – Politics : 11 million Euros for agricultural vocational training

Source: Haiti Libre Thursday, Philippe Bauduin, Deputy Director General of the AFD, European Union Ambassador Vincent Degert, the Minister of National Education Cadet, the Minister of Agriculture Belliard, signed an agreement that materializes the financing… Link: Haiti – Politics : 11 million Euros for agricultural vocational training

3 Bedroom Home on Resort with Stunning Views.

Source: Curacao Chronicle The T-section is the most exclusive part of Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort Curacao. On the highest point of the resort we offer a spacious, attractive tropical house for sale which is surrounded by a beautiful garden. Stunning views from different rooms and porches! The house was designed by…

Students get hurricane ready

Source: Barbados Today With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season underway, students from across the island were exposed to hurricane preparedness measures at a symposium hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed. The seminar was a continuation of the department’s efforts to educate people about the various…

Haiti – Mexico : First meeting between the two Chancellors

Source: Haiti Libre On the sidelines of the 47th Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which ended in Cancun a few days ago, Haitian Chancellor Antonio Rodrigue and his Mexican counterpart Luis Videgaray Caso met for the first time… Link: Haiti – Mexico : First meeting between the two Chancellors

The Ghost of Hydraulic Willpower returns to Cuba

Source: Havana Times The new “State Plan to tackle Climate Change”, is trying to pick up on one of the most disastrous experiences of Communist(?) willpower in the 20th century: Hydraulic Resolve. The consequences for the flora, fauna and water table are numerous. Link: The Ghost of Hydraulic Willpower returns to Cuba

Haiti – Panama : Donation of rice and maize seeds

Source: Haiti Libre In the context of bilateral cooperation, the Panama Agricultural Research Institute (IDIAP) donated this week to Haiti, a first lot of 8 selected seed varieties of rice and maize, which will be handed to farmers… Link: Haiti – Panama : Donation of rice and maize seeds

Butterfield wins second silver in Gotland

Source: The Royal Gazette Taahira Butterfield scooped a silver medal for Bermuda in the 200 metres at the NatWest Island Games in Gotland, Sweden, yesterday. Butterfield added to the silver she won in the 100 on Monday, posting a time of 24. 92sec. Hannah Lesbirel, of Guernsey, was first in 24. 69. Bermuda have…

Kiwis tribute to dead sailor

Source: The Royal Gazette Emirates Team New Zealand paid a moving tribute to Mary Elizabeth McKee, the New Zealander who lost her life in a boat collision on the eve of the 35th Americas Cup. Mrs McKee, 62, was killed when the Zodiac she was travelling in was involved in a crash with a…

Amphibious vehicle makes a splash

Source: The Royal Gazette A revolutionary amphibious boat has made its debut in Bermuda thanks to the Americas Cup. And the Sealegs boat fitted with wheels to allow it to drive in and out of the water and used by emergency services around the world has already attracted attention from police and the parks…

Helping you dress to impress

Source: The Royal Gazette Are you one of those guys who wears baggy suits and clashing patterns? Do you want to dress a little more professionally?Shaun Moniz wants to help. The 32-year-old used to be one of those men in the baggy suits. Last year, he started Island Gentry, a lifestyle blog and YouTube…

Chef injects Southern influence into menu

Source: The Royal Gazette As a child, Lucy Collins played with her food. She thought it was the best way to learn what was in it and her parents didnt stop her. They say I was cooking since I could reach the microwave, said the head chef at Bermudas newest restaurant, Huckleberry at the…

Bermuda blow as Kiwis rule out return

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas hopes of hosting an event during the build up to the 36th Americas Cup appear to have been scuttled. Matteo de Nora, the Emirates Team New Zealand principal, has confirmed that the next instalment of the Auld Mug will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, and that a series…

Caines shining example of community spirit

Source: The Royal Gazette Often one wonders to themselves how did they get involved in certain circumstances. Was it happenstance?Was it peer pressure?Was it family influence?Was it a combination of all of the above?Being born into the close- knit families and communities of back of town, one literally had no choice but to grow…

St Georges promotional newspaper launched

Source: The Royal Gazette The East End now has a newspaper to promote its attractions, shops and heritage to visitors and locals. And the first edition of The St Georges Crown, a free publication, has proved to be popular, with many visitors taking copies back home as a vacation keepsake. The full colour newspaper…

McEnroes take on Williams is spot-on

Source: The Royal Gazette Whos the best tennis player in the world? I couldnt say. However, Im pretty sure of one thing its not Serena Williams. John McEnroe has gotten himself in big trouble for saying pretty much exactly the same thing. In an interview with NPR, McEnroe was asked why he called Williams…

Past vital when evaluating future leaders

Source: The Royal Gazette ltigtWhen The Royal Gazette contacted Mr Burt by telephone, he insisted that any conversation be off the record, before asking for questions to be e-mailed to him. He later e-mailed a statement asking for a deadline time, but did not respond to subsequent e-mails from this newspaper. Repeated calls by…

Crime-fighting helicopters to be grounded

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Four helicopters operated by the Air Guard and used in anti-crime operations here will be grounded as the Cabinet has decided to discontinue a TT$20 million maintenance contract over the… Link: Crime-fighting helicopters to be grounded

iciHaiti – Security : Experimental control of taxi moto this summer

Source: Haiti Libre In order to reduce the crime rate involving motorcycles (65%), Ronsard Saint-Cyr, Secretary of State for Public Security and senior officers of the PNH met with the mayors of 8 communes of the metropolitan area… Link: iciHaiti – Security : Experimental control of taxi moto this summer

30 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 30 Fri 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Fri Jun 30 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next five days. $$ Forecaster Franklin Tropical Weather Outlook NWS…

Merkel issues warning ahead of G20 summit

Source: Nation Newspaper BERLIN/WASHINGTON – German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to fight for free trade and press on with multilateral efforts to combat climate change at the G20 summit next week, challenging the “America… Link: Merkel issues warning ahead of G20 summit

T&T PM shaken by gruesome murders

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) The gruesome murders of 13-year-old Videsh Subar and his 56-year-old sitter Rose Mohammed have impacted on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, so much so that it has left him very disturbed and shaken. The post T&T PM shaken by gruesome murders appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: T&T

U.N. urges Venezuela’s Maduro to uphold rule of law

Source: Stabroek News GENEVA,  (Reuters) – The United Nations today criticised President Nicolas Maduro’s government for curtailing the powers of the chief state prosecutor and called on it to uphold the rule of law and freedom of assembly in Venezuela amid a clampdown on protesters. The post U.N. urges Venezuela’s Maduro to uphold…

CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U20 Qualifier

Source: Bernews The CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s Under-20 Qualifier will take place on July 19, July 21, and July 23 at National Sports Center. Ticket cost $15 for adults and are free for children under 12, and will be available online at ptix.bm and from the Bermuda Football Office at 1 BFA Way… Link:

Happy ending to wedding dress saga

Source: Nation Newspaper A TRIP TO Manhattan to buy her US$2 500 dream wedding dress almost ended in tears for Malissa Blackman. The 36-year-old had to shell out over US$2 000 after she was duped by a fraudulent Airbnb host… Link: Happy ending to wedding dress saga

Bermuda Red Cross To Hold Accessory Sale

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Red Cross will hold an accessory sale on Friday, June 30 from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, with shoes, bags, jewelry, belts, hats, and more available at a discount. A spokesperson said, “Calling all shoppers! Come and enjoy a Friday evening of shopping for the best prices in accessories at… Link:

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: June 29 2017

Source: Bernews June 29 saw 43,234 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $206,855.00 BD. 20,438 shares were traded by One Communications Ltd, closing up 1.9% at $2.15 per share, while another 19,930 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing down 2.3% at $4.25 per share. 1,466 shares… Link:

Prominent club hit by resignations

Source: Antigua Observer   One of the country’s leading cricket clubs has been hit by the resignation of three key figures within its organisation. President Garfield Browne, Vice President Hugh Smith and head coach Abdiel Hughes, all of the Pigotts Crushers Sports Club, tendered their resignations at a meeting held at the organisation’s…

Time to take a stand

Source: Antigua Observer One of our biggest pet peeves, littering, was recently highlighted by the President of the Environment Awareness Group (EAG), Tahambay Smith. He is calling on the authorities to move away from just lip service and begin enforcing anti-litter laws. Mr Smith echoes our calls for action by the authorities and…

Diversified economy No.1 priority

Source: Stabroek News A diversified economy is the number one priority for the country and the APNU+AFC government does not want a private sector that is laid back and looking to it for all fundamental and innovative changes,  Minister of Finance Winston Jordan says. The post Diversified economy No.1 priority appeared first on…

Jordan, Isaacs silent on Broomes house rental

Source: Stabroek News Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs has gone mum on the issue of  ministerial housing rentals while the country’s chief financial officer, Finance Minister Winston Jordan refuses to explain who approved the expenditure. The post Jordan, Isaacs silent on Broomes house rental appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Jordan,

Ashni Singh willing to provide necessary info to SOCU

Source: Stabroek News The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was yesterday notified that former Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh is available to investigators conducting the NICIL probe and his local attorney, Anil Nandlall made it clear that his client is not in hiding but is in fact working abroad. The post Ashni Singh…

Fyrish, Chesney await relief from flooding

Source: Stabroek News The breakdown of a pump at Albion has been blamed for the continued flooding of the Fyrish/Chesney, Corentyne area after recent heavy rainfall and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder has intervened to bring relief to residents. The post Fyrish, Chesney await relief from flooding appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Fyrish,

Number 46 Village shop owners robbed

Source: Stabroek News Two Number 46 Village, Corentyne shop owners were attacked and robbed yesterday by two men armed with a shotgun and a knife. The post Number 46 Village shop owners robbed appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Number 46 Village shop owners robbed

EU says no more sugar aid

Source: Stabroek News As sugar prices continue to plummet on the world market and the local industry remains in a dire state, the European Union (EU) says that funds it has been using to help the sector will be depleted in two months and there is no more to be had. The post…

Desperate Windies search for breakthrough win

Source: Stabroek News ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Struggling West Indies face powerhouses India in the pivotal third One-Day International here today, desperately needing a victory to halt the rot and make an actual contest of the five-match series. The post Desperate Windies search for breakthrough win appeared first on Stabroek News. Link:

Keep your jobs

Source: Guyana Chronicle –GuySuCo urges Wales workers THE Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has revealed that employees who have not reported for work during two consecutive crops will have their services automatically terminated with the corporation and will lose all their benefits. The corporation hosted a community outreach programme at Wales Community Centre Thursday…

No automatic funding

Source: Guyana Chronicle –EU says money for sugar industry possible only on Gov’t request IT IS possible on the request of the Government, that Guyana can receive funding from the European Union (EU) to assist in reviving the country’s sugar industry. This was noted on Thursday when Head of the Delegation of the…

Simons defends government education funding

Source: The Royal Gazette Cole Simons defended the OBA Governments record on funding education, citing multiple investments included in the 2017-18 Budget. The Minister of Education accused the Progressive Labour Party of providing misinformation by claiming that the OBA is not committed to the development and education of young Bermudians. Simons said. ..

Maths pass rate triples

Source: Guyana Chronicle — well-placed education sources AS the nation anticipates the release of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) today, the Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson has confirmed that pupils have performed better this year. Well-placed sources related to the Guyana Chronicle that there have been significant improvements in the results…

Put them away for life – Dr Peter Vogel's widow

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Daniel Vogel, the son of late university lecturer, Dr Peter Vogel, will celebrate his 16th birthday today, one day after the family’s former live-in household helper and her boyfriend were convicted of killing his father. For Parlan Vogel,… Link: Put them away for life – Dr Peter Vogel’s widow

JPS Ready Board gives us legitimacy, say Majesty Gardens residents

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Residents in Majesty Gardens say that the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Ready Board and Smart Meter Systems have changed their age-old practice of stealing electricity and have helped to give them legitimacy as citizens.The United States Agency for… Link: JPS Ready Board gives us legitimacy, say Majesty Gardens residents

NWA takes heat in OCG debushing recommendations

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has made eight recommendations following its special investigation into last year’s debushing programme, carried out prior to the local government election.The… Link: NWA takes heat in OCG debushing recommendations

Manley's private conversations with wife released on tapes … Raw, uncut versions embargoed for 20 years

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The two-decades-long embargo on the raw, unedited version of private conversations between former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley and wife Glynne is intended to protect persons, some of whom are still actively involved in politics. Though… Link: Manley’s private conversations with wife released on tapes … Raw, uncut versions embargoed

US$13m IDB House a signal of bank's long-term support of Ja

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Therese Turner-Jones, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) country manager, says that the construction of a new US$13 million country office complex in upscale Montrose Road in Kingston signals the bank’s long-term support for Jamaica.”The… Link: USm IDB House a signal of bank’s long-term support of Ja

State of the $56B PSIP

Source: Guyana Chronicle Gov’t assesses status of public sector investments …says preparations for new budget cycle well underway Assessments, adjustments and achievements in relation to the public sector’s work programme were the main focus at a special Ministerial Conference as the Government commences preparations for the new budget cycle. The Conference, which was…

Guyana eyes Cuba rice market

Source: Guyana Chronicle POSITIVE indications coming out of Cuba show great potential for that country to become another major market for the local rice industry. It is expected that in the coming weeks, a report would be given on those consultations. This was disclosed Wednesday during outreaches to flood-affected farm lands in the…

Dr Singh avails himself to SOCU

Source: Guyana Chronicle FORMER Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh on Thursday through his attorney Anil Nandlall, has notified the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of his willingness to cooperate with the unit and investigators on any impending investigations relative to him. In the letter addressed to head of SOCU, Sydney James, and copied…

Conservancy Dam farmers counting their losses

Source: Guyana Chronicle — say flooding due to NDC negligence FARMERS and residents of Conservancy Dam, Canal Number Two Polder, West Bank Demerara (WBD), have suffered losses of cash crops and livestock due to inundation caused by heavy rains over the past few days. When Guyana Chronicle visited residents of the community on…

EU ends sugar support for Guyana

Source: Kaieteur News After more than seven years of plugging in excess of $348B to assist Guyana in recovering from a crippling 36 percent price cut in sugar, it appears that the European Union (EU) may be unwilling to give more. EU Ambassador Jernej Videtiè (seated) and other officials during the press conference…

New ranking

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE news this week that Guyana had joined countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom whose governments fully meet the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards was welcomed by many after years of being condemned to lower tiers. Hardly would anyone forget this country’s experiences over…

Armed bandits invade #46 grocery shop

Source: Kaieteur News –  Elderly couple traumatized An elderly couple running a grocery store along the Number 46 public road was yesterday Robbed: Kumarie Kamaldeo afternoon traumatised by two armed men demanding cash and jewellery. Brandishing a gun and a knife, the intruders tied up the couple during the 20-minute ordeal. The robbery…

Low sugar prices will be used to close estates

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor THE Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has taken note of a press statement by the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GuySuCo), regarding the world market price of sugar. Our union believes that the ‘sad story’ statement will be used as another sordid justification to launch further assaults…

“Learn from other countries’ mistakes”

Source: Kaieteur News – Ex T&T Energy Minister warns Guyana By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell The Zen proverb, “It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes but an even wiser man to learn from the mistakes of others,” encapsulates the advice offered to Guyana by former Energy Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kevin…

Businessman’s project to combat flooding worries neighbours

Source: Kaieteur News –   City Council to intervene, despite giving approval Flooding due to incessant rainfall was the reason a city businessman decided to invest in a The ongoing ‘anti-flooding’ project that has gained some attention. project to raise the shoulders of the alleyway between Cummings Street and Orange Walk, Georgetown. But although the…

Education Ministry to unveil 2017 NGSA results today

Source: Kaieteur News The results of the National Grade Six Assessment [NGSA] will be released today by the Ministry of Education. This is according to information issued by the Ministry yesterday. Although the announcement of the results over the past few years was done at a televised ceremony at the Kingston, Georgetown National…

2017 Jr CASA serves off in Guyana from Sunday

Source: Kaieteur News Host aiming for 13th consecutive team title By Sean Devers President of the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Robin Low yesterday assured the Media and Sponsors that everything is in place for hosting of the 2017 Junior CASA tournament which will be contested from Sunday Team Guyana with officials and representatives…

Hairdresser and bartender on theft charges

Source: Barbados Today Two women who allegedly stole over $7,000 from another were granted bail after appearing in a Bridgetown court Thursday. Shonia Toina Alicia Mottley, a 32-year-old hairdresser, and Nariba Davine Maynard, an 18-year-old bartender, both of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, are accused of stealing amounts of $4,500 and $1,700…

Sandals: No private beach

Source: Nation Newspaper SANDALS RESORT BARBADOS is in no way trying to privatise Dover Beach. That assurance has come from the hotel’s public relations manager David Hinds, in the wake of accusations from some beachgoers… Link: Sandals: No private beach

50 jobs saved

Source: Nation Newspaper A LOCAL CORPORATE CLASH involving soft drink titans Coca-Cola and rival Pepsi Cola has ended well for 50 Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) employees. Regional company Coca-Cola (KO) South Caribbean Bottlers… Link: 50 jobs saved

Building works a headache for residents

Source: Nation Newspaper RESIDENTS OF Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church, cannot wait for construction of the new luxury property, Sandals Royal Barbados, to come to an end. That’s because over the last 15 months, they have… Link: Building works a headache for residents

IMF: Cuts still needed

Source: Nation Newspaper AS MUCH AS GOVERNMENT wantsto save the jobs of public servants and workersat state enterprises,the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says expenditure cuts must be made. It was among the comments… Link: IMF: Cuts still needed

2017 NGSA results out today

Source: iNews Guyana Just over two months after 13,657 students wrote the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examination at schools across the country, the anticipation of those students as well as their parents will come to an end today (Friday) when the Education Ministry releases the results. According to the Ministry, the announcement…

Govt accused of massive “spending splurge”

Source: iNews Guyana – former President dubs it as ‘wasteful spending’ Government’s increased spending has not gone unnoticed, and one individual who has been fervently condemning this “spending splurge” says that President David Granger and his Ministers could only be best described as a cabal of bureaucratic capitalist elites. Former President Donald Ramotar…

Mayor Darrell Bradley Challenged on ‘Strip’ Enforcement

Source: Channel 5 Belize Darrell Bradley This morning, business owners and promoters gathered at City Hall to take on Mayor Bradley in open forum, following last week’s abrupt decision to enforce noise abatement regulations within the area of the entertainment strip.  While the Department of the Environment has sided with the mayor, his councilors…

Trade License Fees to be Standardized

Source: Channel 5 Belize The mayor also announced today that the City Council will be introducing a new trade license regime in the coming days.  According to Mayor Darrell Bradley, the new system will cause a decline in revenue which local government currently collects since it standardizes the fees that are being paid by…

Alleged burglar gets chance to prove himself

Source: Barbados Today Magistrate Douglas Frederick gave an alleged burglar “the benefit of the doubt” Thursday after the accused pleaded for a chance to prove himself. Davion Renaldo Davidson Layne of Waldrond Village, Christ Church is accused of entering the home of George Richards on June 12 and stealing $240. The 23-year-old denied…

Losses Can Be Made Up

Source: Channel 5 Belize Darrell Bradley It is estimated that the municipal government stands to collect one million dollars less; monies which Mayor Bradley says will be realized through other means.  One option to regain those monies is through the sale of personalized license plates which would only allow CitCo to recover half of…

San Joaquin Rocked by Murder; Suspect on the Run

Source: Channel 5 Belize Omar Gonzalez & Doniver Ruano A villager from San Joaquin, Corozal, this morning lost his life in a horrific way. He was attacked with a machete and chopped to the head.  Twenty one year old Amilcar Omar Morales Gonzalez and his close friend twenty year old Doniver Ruano had been…

Video Review for Businessman Robbed at Airstrip

Source: Channel 5 Belize Fernando Valladarez On Monday, we told you about the store manager who was robbed over the weekend by two men who lay waited him at the airstrip in Ranchito, Corozal. Today, police say they have looked at surveillance footage but it has not been very useful because the video quality…

U.S. Frowns on Belize’s Human Trafficking Record

Source: Channel 5 Belize Four years ago, Belize ranked among the Tier Two nations in the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons report. This year, we have been named as the worst trafficking offender in Central America, and comparable only to Haiti and Suriname in the Caribbean. The recently released report states bluntly, “The…

Pressing on

Source: Barbados Today The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is not about to take for granted that it has the next general election in the bag, despite the result of the latest opinion poll which puts the party a long way ahead of the governing Democratic Labour Party (DLP). That was the word…

Ex-Gangsters Participating in Truce Told to Stay the Course

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chester Williams Williams’ departure from Belize City has raised serious concerns about the fate of the existing gang truce which was struck several weeks ago with various rival groups.  Those individuals have also sought the assistance of Williams and others, including Dianne Finnegan and Nuri Muhammad, in staging interventions.  Today,…

Commercial Center Readied to Become New City Hall

Source: Channel 5 Belize Darrell Bradley The eyesore in downtown Belize City that is the decrepit commercial center is getting a much-needed makeover in the months ahead.  The long-delayed renovation project has finally been given the green light and work on the building will commence as of next week.  According to Mayor Bradley, City…

How Businesses Can Survive Natural Disasters

Source: Channel 5 Belize As the first month of the hurricane season comes to a close and families and businesses count the daily cost of other kinds of natural disasters, one of the key questions for businesses is: are you prepared, not only for any disaster itself, but for continuing with business afterward?  More…

Barbados appoints Honorary Consul to T&T

Source: Barbados Today Dental surgeon Dr Roosevelt Rock has been appointed this island’s first Honorary Consul to Trinidad and Tobago. During a recent courtesy call on Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Cecile Humphrey, Dr Rock, who has been living and practising dentistry in the twin island republic…

Why Men Must Get Tested for HIV

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Friday in eight locations across the country and many more across the Caribbean, testing sites will be open for Regional Testing Day. This public/private sector regional collaboration is in its tenth year and in Belize is coordinated through Scotiabank, National Aids Commission and the Ministry of Health. This year,…

Son’s turn

Source: Barbados Today Chequan Rashad Austin looked set to begin another 28 days on remand at HMP Dodds Wednesday, after the police prosecutor renewed his objections to bail and gave new reasons why he should not be released. However, as a result of strong arguments from his lawyer and new information from the…

Warner the wheeler-dealer

Source: Barbados Today Former CONCACAF president Jack Warner requested that the English Football Association (FA) clear a US$233,500-debt owed by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) as a means of sweetening the country’s bidding process for the 2018 World Cup – the Garcia Report alleges. According to a section of the 350-page report, Warner,…

PM leads seven-member delegation to Grenada next week

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Freundel Stuart heads a seven-member Barbados delegation to Grenada next week for the annual Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government summit. Travelling with Stuart will be Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean; Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Senator Darcy Boyce; Barbados’…

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