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August 19, 2017

Archives for July 2017

Light a candle, play a drum, say a prayer

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2017I wish to ask my African brothers and sisters to put aside time to celebrate Emancipation Day at home as well. There should be no fear that you would compromise yourself if you want to go to the Kambule Parade organised by the Emancipation Support Committee, because…

Emancipation gift to the nation

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2017As we celebrate Emancipation Day I know that we would be blessed by many through their speeches and words of encouragement. We will take the part going down the corridors of time and bring to remembrance those who had to struggle to bring us where we are…

New ‘massa’ is the trade union leader

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2017The Emancipation holiday is upon us and all I can write about is the embattled slave-like behaviour that the trade union movement expects of the workforce. The new “massa” is your trade union leader. Massa says come out in your numbers and protest the government’s inability to…

Tropical storm watch issued for Belize as storm approaches

Source: The Reporter By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Belize, Orange Walk and Corozal districts, as potential cyclone 7 could become named storm Franklin before it makes landfall late Monday. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in its latest advisory this evening, said people should…

Take the number

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2017The almost 16 year old girl left her mom at D’amarie Hill on Thursday morning, July 27, to go to her grandma in Arima. She texted her mom, letting her know she was in a maxi. However, she went missing! Due to this incident and many other…

To shut or not to shut the GATE?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2017I don’t think that anyone would argue against the benefits that the Government Assistance for Tertiary Education (GATE) Programme has provided this country. Statistics coming out from the Ministry of Education show that the participation rate in higher education climbed from 8% in 2002 (the year that…

FOMS AND GUMS AND PUMS AND SCAMS

Source: Trinidad Guardian David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, August 1, 2017This is World Breastfeeding Week so I thought I would look at how much formula milk we drink. Well, it’s impossible to get figures for the annual importation of infant formula in T&T. Formal letters to the Ministry of Trade & Industry. Phone calls…

PRESS RELEASE: CTU seeks strategic partnership for CVAS

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: CTU seeks strategic partnership for CVAS appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. In January 2017, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) hosted a demonstration of the features of the Caribbean Video Assistance Service (CVAS), which enables the Deaf to communicate directly via the free Personal

Bahamas Opposition leader responds to PM Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly My Fellow Bahamians: At the recent celebrations of the 44th Anniversary of Independence of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, many prayers were said for the nation: for our people, our leaders and the life of the country. It is a time when Bahamians come together to give thanks for God’s…

Cops raid two car dealerships

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, August 1, 2017Officers from several special units of the T&T Police Service (TTPS) raided two Central-based car dealerships yesterday, where $100,000 in cash, one vehicle and forged documents were seized. The T&T Guardian understands that one of the owners was still in custody last night assisting police in…

Cubans stop T&T beach vball men

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, July 31, 2017T&T senior men’s beach volleyball team of Daneil Williams and Marlon “Waldo” Phillip put up a better showing, but still went under to Cubans Sergio Gonzalez and Nivaldo Diaz 17-21, 14-21 in their second Pool A match at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship on…

T&T U-15s go under again

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, July 31, 2017T&T under-15 cricket team suffered their third successive loss in the CWI Regional Under-15 tournament, yesterday when they went under to the Leeward Islands by four wickets in Barbados. Set a target of just 169 runs for victory, the Leewards got a good start from Carlton…

Missing man found dead in car

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sharlene RampersadPublished: Tuesday, August 1, 2017Although Lincoln Boodoo’s lifeless body bore no marks of violence when he was found yesterday, his family remains confused as to how he died. Boodoo, 64, was last seen at his Victoria Village, San Fernando home around 5 pm on Saturday. His body was found inside…

Cricket Act being honoured in the breach by the GOG

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, I note with great interest the big media frenzy and hype that accompanied the release of the injunction that prevented elections of the Guyana Cricket Board in the past few years after the Cricket Administration Act was enacted in May 2014. It should be noted that this Act…

Lost and found: Patrick Patterson’s story told

Source: Guyana Chronicle   Menacing paceman from West Indies’ golden era tracked down after a six-year search by Indian journalist The troubled post-cricket life of Patrick Patterson has been revealed in an absorbing tale by an Indian journalist who spent six years tracking down the former West Indies paceman in his native Jamaica.…

With freedom comes responsibility

Source: Trinidad Guardian Brian LewisPublished: Monday, July 31, 2017Freedom morning come! It’s Emancipation Day. T&T has the acknowledged distinction of leading the way in declaring Emancipation Day a public holiday. What is the history and significance of the formerly enslaved peoples and their struggles? Emancipation Day commemorates the abolition of slavery. Designated a public…

Three Trinis on WI U-15 team

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, July 31, 2017Three players from T&T have been selected on the West Indies U-15 team to play a series of matches in England starting next Tuesday. Those selected are T&T captain Tariq Mohammed, leg-spinner Sameer Ali and fast bowler Jayden Seales. The team was chosen from the performances…

PRESS RELEASE: Big Players win GIFL/AURELIEN Cup

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Big Players win GIFL/AURELIEN Cup appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Big Players are Champions of the Inaugural GIFL/AURELIEN Soles INVITATIONAL U16 Cup. On Saturday 29th July the Soles Cup commenced with nine out of ten teams showing up at the Corinth Playing Field.

ACIB takes over army fraud case

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, August 1, 2017The independent investigation of the alleged swindling of $2 million from the payroll department of the T&T Defence Force (TTDF) has been placed in the hands of the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau (ACIB). According to a TTDF source who wished anonymity, the investigations into the defrauding of…

‘Green Machine’ shifts focus to RAN 7s

Source: Guyana Chronicle Having fell 23 – 19 to the USA Panthers on Saturday in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15s final, the ‘Green Machine’, Guyana’s National Rugby Team, will now shift their attention to the Sevens championship which will be held in Mexico City, November 25 – 26. Guyana is known for…

Hopefully it isn’t ‘Madness’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, July 31, 2017The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special Tribal Quest, second twice, has an outstanding chance of making it third time lucky in a somewhat weak-ish Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of ‘good’ ground when Goodwood kicks-off its five-day(s) August Festival today; Godolphin contract jockey, William Buick, rides this…

Attorney Dickie Bradley Calls Death “Unbelievable”

Source: Channel 5 Belize Hilmar Alamilla, also known as David, has retained Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley as legal counsel. He appeared before Senior Magistrate Albert Hoare in the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court and was remanded until his next hearing on September fifth. In this video courtesy CTV-3 News, Bradley says his client and the deceased…

Digicel schools football tournament here to stay

Source: Guyana Chronicle  “we will have to make some changes” – Regional CEO Gregory Dean Digicel’s Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gregory Dean dispelled all rumours and confirmed that the country’s most prestigious schools football tournament will continue. On February 22, Digicel announced that it will reduce its global workforce by 25 per…

Husband to hang for killing ex-wife, lover

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Tuesday, August 1, 2017A jilted husband and his friend were sentenced to death by hanging yesterday, for soliciting and contracting a hitman to murder the man’s ex-wife and her lover for $30,000 some 11 years ago. Basdeo “Bas” Ramlochan and Siewkumar “Bobby” Chankapersad remained stone faced yesterday when Justice Malcolm…

Dickie Bradley Says His Client is Not Guilty of Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize According to Bradley, Alamilla, on advice has not spoken to police, but Bradley seemed fairly confident that he could show reasonable doubt that he had nothing to do with the fatal shot fired at Sosa.   Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, Attorney for Hilmar Alamilla “He was in a complete state of…

P.G. Police Charged Accused in April Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Guatemalan businessman, Carlos Pop Xol, was stabbed to death back in April near the remote village of Jalacte in the south. Pop’s lifeless body was found by a relative not far from Tree Tops, a military outpost. The police investigation into that murder has led to the arrest of a…

Caribbean Motor Racing Championship 2017..

Source: Guyana Chronicle Prince survives early scare to make clean sweep of round two (By Stephan Sookram in Trinidad and Tobago; compliments of B.M. Soat and Mohamed’s Enterprise) BRYCE Prince survived an early scare and changing weather conditions to continue his Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) 2017 dominance with a clean sweep of…

Security Guard Shoots Dead Would-Be Intruder

Source: Channel 5 Belize A twenty-five-year-old man lost his life on Sunday morning when he was shot and killed by a security guard on a shrimp farm in southern Belize.  The incident happened sometime around two a.m. when Wilfred Malcolm Junior and another unknown individual ventured unto the compound.  The machete-wielding trespassers reportedly advanced…

West Indies face Essex in England tour opener today

Source: Guyana Chronicle   CHELMSFORD, England, (CMC) – West Indies open their tour of England today when they face Essex in the first of three three-day first class games, as they chase form and momentum ahead of a difficult three-Test series. The Caribbean side arrived from the Caribbean on Saturday and following a…

GFSCA hunt elusive Toronto Cup

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Deonarine confident of eclipsing hurdle By Frederick Halley TORONTO, Canada — Having won all the international tournaments staged in Guyana, Florida and New York, the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) masters have been quietly establishing a dynasty of their own as far as softball cricket at the Over-45 age…

MIT Bust Suspected Drug Trafficker in Old Capital

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dangriga resident Keenan Anthony Flores pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply to another person or persons for the purpose of drug trafficking in the Magistrate’s Court. The twenty-three-year-old Flores charged for nearly five pounds of suspected cocaine found in two parcels…

Heroic Cops Hailed for Rescuing Drowning Teens

Source: Channel 5 Belize Police Constables Daniel Choc and Derwin Garcia are being hailed as heroes tonight. The officers rescued three teenage boys who almost drowned in the Macal River in Cristo Rey Village on Saturday. San Ignacio Police received a distress call around three on Saturday afternoon and six officers went out to…

Track student had crush, coach claims

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Ato Stephens told the court that he believed the teenage girl who has accused him of sexually assaulting her had a crush on him when he was her running coach. When the track star from Trinidad appeared in the dock Monday, he denied ever touching the young girl or…

Trump Punishes Maduro, Not His Government

Source: Havana Times The Trump administration imposed personal sanctions today on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a day after the controversial Constituent Assembly election in the South American country. He did not sanction Maduro’s government. Link: Trump Punishes Maduro, Not His Government

Speed and booze fuelling road crashes

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Despite the summer decrease in traffic volume, the police had another weekend full of road smashes, with 26 motor vehicle accidents being reported since Friday. Several were serious, and while no one was killed, police said in most cases speed and alcohol were to blame, as well as a lack…

Pamplin questions immigration decision

Source: The Royal Gazette Patricia Gordon-Pamplin has taken aim at Walton Brown, accusing the new home affairs minister of making a political decision in favour of an expat. While not identified by name, the statement comes days after Reverend Nicholas Tweed returned to the pulpit after an immigration dispute. Mr Brown responded that he…

Four stocks fall on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Devonshire Industries fell 75 cents, or 14. 3 per cent, to 4. 50 after 500 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Ascendant Group was down six cents, or 0. 7 per cent, at 8. 89 after 3,000 shares changed hands, while West Hamilton Holdings lost one cent, or…

Government to carefully review budget cuts

Source: Bahamas Weekly Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said the decision of how to cut 10 per cent of each Government’s Ministry’s budget must be carefully reviewed. “We will ask our Permanent Secretaries in their roles as Chief Financial Officers and our Directors, in their technical role,…

Immigration Group On Minister Brown’s Remarks

Source: Bernews The “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” group are “concerned about there being yet another consultation period pushing the deadline for reform back yet again” and say that Minister Walton Brown’s comments “did raise a few questions”. A spokesperson said, “The individuals behind the “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” Facebook group and our… Link:

Jamaica Emancipation Day Tue Aug 1 2017

Source: Cayman Eye News Emancipation When full Emancipation came in 1838 a system that had been tried and tested in the Caribbean since the sixteenth century came to an end. Slavery had within itself the seeds of its own destruction, whether because slaves resisted it (alternating with accommodation), or whether the emergence of a…

The Editor Speaks: Breastfeeding

Source: Cayman Eye News The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) have announced initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding to the growth and development of healthy children, This is to coincide with World Breastfeeding Week, that starts today (Aug 1) and runs until August 7th. The annual world breastfeeding observance aims…

An eagle’s kiss

Source: Cayman Eye News By Jeff Guidry An eagle’s kiss This is the kind of story you need when it seems like the world is spiraling out of control….. Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them! Freedom and Jeff Freedom and I have been together 11…

Cayman Islands Chamber presents high achieving students with graduation awards

Source: Cayman Eye News The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce presented high-achieving public & private school students with subject awards at recent graduation ceremonies. President Kyle Broadhurst, President-Elect Paul Byles & Vice-President Chris Kirkconnell awarded students from Clifton Hunter, John Gray, St. Ignatius and Triple C with plaques in recognition of their outstanding achievements.…

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For July 2017

Source: Bernews Bernews posted almost 90 videos during July 2017, and the top ten most viewed on Youtube included Bernews election night special, PLP supporters celebrating the election victory, an interview with Colonel David Burch, the fire at Turk’s Head Lane, the first concrete pour for new airport project and more. As… Link:

PRESS RELEASE: Statement of the Gov’t of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the elections for a National Constituent Assembly

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Statement of the Gov’t of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the elections for a National Constituent Assembly appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Nicolas Maduro 1. The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela informs the international community that on 30 July 2017

Opposition Leader: Minister “Could Do Better”

Source: Bernews “Minister Brown has an interesting take on inclusive consultation respecting Immigration”, according to Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin who said, “I am sure the Minister could do better for Bermuda as he has started out on a shaky footing.” MP Gordon-Pamplin said, “As an Opposition, we in the OBA have committed… Link:

Cayman on target for 400,000 air arrivals

Source: Cayman Compass Tourist air arrivals are continuing to increase, with the Cayman Islands on course to attract a record number of more than 400,000 visitors this year. Link: Cayman on target for 400,000 air arrivals

Friends, family, officials recall Capt. ‘Chuckie’ Ebanks

Source: Cayman Compass Capt. Charles “Chuckie” Ebanks, 30-year proprietor of fishing enterprise Black Princess Charters, local personality, craftsman and environmentalist, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 65, after a determined battle with cancer. Link: Friends, family, officials recall Capt. ‘Chuckie’ Ebanks

Coach denies any indecent touching

Source: Cayman Compass Former track coach Ato Stephens told a court Monday he was embarrassed and very sorry for “inappropriate” WhatsApp messages between him and a girl on the track team he had coached. Link: Coach denies any indecent touching

PRESS RELEASE: Early Bird Tickets Extended!

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Early Bird Tickets Extended! appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Tickets are moving fast but we’re not stopping there! We want all of St. Lucia with us wearing Lucian Blue and celebrating in all our home victories! We are excited to announce an extension

Two serious assaults in month at Vic’s Bar

Source: Cayman Compass The Royal Cayman Islands Police is investigating two major assault cases at a George Town bar that occurred within the past three weeks. The latest incident was reported Saturday just before 2 a.m. at Vic’s Bar. Link: Two serious assaults in month at Vic’s Bar

Police report 26 traffic accidents over weekend

Source: Cayman Compass Police reported 26 accidents occurring on Cayman Islands roads over the three-day period between Friday and Sunday. The average of between eight and nine accidents per day over the three days is nearly three times the rate vehicle crashes normally occur. Link: Police report 26 traffic accidents over weekend

PRESS RELEASE: SLASA thanks NLA

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: SLASA thanks NLA appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The St. Lucia Amateur Swimming Association would like to thank The National Lotteries Authority for their sponsorship contribution to the development of swimming. Their support will open new opportunities for young swimmers as they develop

Report: Reading FC Interested In Nahki Wells

Source: Bernews “Jaap Stam has urged Reading FC bosses to put their hands in their pockets as the club continues to try and strike a deal for long-term target and Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells,” according to a story in the Reading Chronicle. The story said, “It was revealed last week that Royals… Link:

Cadets fun day tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS CADET CORPS will host a Fun Day tomorrow, Tuesday, August 1, at the Paragon Base, Christ Church, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is open to officers and cadets of the Corps, their families… Link: Cadets fun day tomorrow

PRESS RELEASE: Alquimi Renewables, LLC, engineers first hurricane resistant commercial scale greenhouse technology to develop Caribbean and Pacific Island agriculture

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Alquimi Renewables, LLC, engineers first hurricane resistant commercial scale greenhouse technology to develop Caribbean and Pacific Island agriculture appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Westport, CT, USA – Locally based Alquimi Renewables, LLC (“Alquimi”) and its EPC division, Clarusys announced recently that it has

Jobs boost, but drop in jobs held by locals

Source: The Royal Gazette The island last year recorded its first year-to-year increase in jobs since 2008, according to the latest employment figures prepared by the Department of Statistics. The 2016 job figure was 33,481, an increase of 162 jobs compared with 33,319 jobs in 2015. However, jobs held by Bermudians dropped from 23,576…

US targets Venezuelan President Maduro for sanctions

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The United States government will designate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday for sanctions for undermining democracy, in response to Sunday’s election of a legislative superbody… Link: US targets Venezuelan President Maduro for sanctions

PRESS RELEASE: SLP supports Hon. Shawn Edward

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: SLP supports Hon. Shawn Edward appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Edward The Saint Lucia Labour Party denounces the latest attempt by the UWP to sully the reputation of the former Minister of Youth and Sports and the Parliamentary Representative for Dennery North, Hon

Sandals denies foray into transportation sector

Source: St. Lucia Times Sandals  has denied that it is about to enter the local transportation sector There have been reports that the hotel chain will be granted concessions to import vehicles. However Winston Anderson, who was recently appointed Managing Director of Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia, while disclosing that he has heard the…

PRESS RELEASE: RSL closes, unemployment increases

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: RSL closes, unemployment increases appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Saint Lucia Labour Party notes that more than twenty (20) employees of Radio Saint Lucia will join thousands of NICE workers further swelling the ranks of the unemployed in Saint Lucia. The SLP

Photos & Results: Beach Volleyball Tournament

Source: Bernews The Spike-Fest Beach Volleyball tournament finishes this past Saturday [July 29], sponsored by Dark N Stormy / Goslings. This event also served as a national beach team qualifying event for a NORCECA Beach Tour event in Grenada in October 2018. Women’s 4s 1st Eat, Play, Love [Abigael Aquila, Ivy Manio,… Link:

Turning Point outpatient services move

Source: The Royal Gazette Turning Point outpatient counselling services have been temporarily moved to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. According to a statement by the Bermuda Hospitals Board, the services will be offered at the old emergency department in the hospitals general wing. Those seeking services should contact the main office at 239-2038,. ..

Douglas unveiled as new Berkeley principal

Source: The Royal Gazette Keisha Douglas has been announced as the next principal of the Berkeley InstituteSpeaking on behalf of the schools board of governors, Craig Bridgewater, the chairman, said the group was elated to report Ms Douglas becoming the eighth principal of the school. An intensive and robust recruitment was launched in the…

2017 Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs

Source: Bernews The Minister of Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo today released the latest available employment figures prepared by the Department of Statistics. The 2017 edition of the Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs highlight the main findings of the 2016 Annual Employment Survey. The Minister noted: “Reports of… Link:

Wife of former PLP senator dies

Source: The Royal Gazette Premier David Burt this afternoon expressed his condolences to the family of late party stalwart Deborah Tannock. Mr Burt described Mrs Tannock, the wife of former senator Raymond Tannock, as an important member of the partys fundraising committee. Mrs Tannock was an active and faithful member of the party, whose…

Promises won’t kill the combustion engine

Source: Cayman Compass Governments are rightly hesitant to force something on consumers that doesn’t really work for them –which is why countries that plan to ban combustion engines in new cars haven’t actually legislated on it yet. Link: Promises won’t kill the combustion engine

30 Minute Video: July 31 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:

Serious injuries to two men in Sunday crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A 22-year old man was left with serious leg injuries, while a 20-year-old man sustained a serious injury to his foot, in a crash in the early hours of Sunday, according to police. The 20-year-old man was driving a motorcycle, which a police spokesman said apparently collided with an oncoming…

Boat death investigation nears end

Source: The Royal Gazette A man arrested in connection with the fatal boat collision of June 1 is expected to appear in court, police say. The Bermuda Police Service said the investigation into the crash that claimed the life of New Zealand native Mary Elizabeth McKee in Hamilton Harbour is nearing its conclusion. Police…

Herstelling fatal accident victim identified

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 64-year-old woman was identified as the victim of a fatal car crash that occurred Saturday night at Herstelling on the East Bank Demerara (EBD) carriageway. She was identified as Ingrid Mayfield James, of 1294 Section “C” block “Y” Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara. Police Press Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan…

Fatal Boat Collision: Court Appearance Expected

Source: Bernews The investigation into the boat collision in June that claimed the life of New Zealand native Mary Elizabeth McKee is “nearing its conclusion,” the male who was arrested is “on island under strict bail condition,” and a “court appearance is expected in due course,” the police said today. At 10:40pm… Link:

HSBC and charities partner for donor forum

Source: The Royal Gazette The Centre on Philanthropy collaborated with HSBC Bermuda this month to deliver its first Donors Forum. Both entities came up with the idea to identify a knowledge gap around charitable giving and community investment between local third, public and private sectors. The event gave stakeholders the opportunity to gain an.…

SRDF Congratulates Kimmy Francois on her Win

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Soufriere, St. Lucia– The management and staff of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) congratulates Kimmy Francois for her outstanding performance at the Fond St Jacques Carnival Queen Pageant on Friday Jul 28th, 2017. The competition which was spearheaded by the Fond St Jacques Development Committee saw 5 delegates…

“Chokadag” charged with fisherman’s murder

Source: Guyana Chronicle A fisherman who allegedly stabbed his co-worker to death during a heated argument at the Meadow Bank Wharf, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan on Monday charged with murder. Sharif Bacchus called “Chokadag” of 5th Street Alboystown, Georgetown was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which alleged that…

Premier & Cup Match Captains Get ‘Pinned’

Source: Bernews In advance of the much anticipated Cup Match holiday, Family Centre’s Executive Director Martha Dismont pinned their Cup Match Tag Day ribbons on Premier David Burt and Cup Match cricket team captains at the Cabinet Office this morning. Whether it was a coincidence or deliberate is unclear, however both Ms… Link:

Weather Forecast For Tuesday August 1

Source: Bernews Tuesday, August 1 is expected to be mostly cloudy and windy with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon, with the high to be near 30°C/86°F and the low to be near 27°C/80°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected to be near… Link:

Tee’l Pre Cup Match Tea Held For Seniors

Source: Bernews The Tee’l Pre-Cup Match Tea for Seniors was held recently, with some of the island’s seniors — many sporting their Cup Match colours — gathering to enjoy time together in advance of the holiday. Speaking at the event, Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo said, “I am so happy to… Link:

Micoud carnival was a blast

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Micoud carnival was a blast appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. It was fun galore in Micoud yesterday when the community continued its carnival activities with the parade of the bands which will culminate this evening (Monday). Five bands, which comprised of revelers of all sizes

Escapee slapped with 5 armed robbery charges

Source: Guyana Chronicle Marlon Jeffery, the prisoner who escaped from the Georgetown Public Hospital while under police guard, was on Monday charged with five counts of robbery under-arms and two counts of discharging a loaded firearm. Jeffery called “Melvor Jeffery” and “Buck” of Lot 120 Agricola, Greater Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann…

Senior safe after house collapses

Source: Nation Newspaper AFTER MORE THAN 30 years of living in the same house, Theophilus “Toby” Cupen no longer has a roof over his head. “The position is I was trying to have repairs done when piece collapse,” the 77-year-old… Link: Senior safe after house collapses

More Business Woes For Louis Bacon?

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…

PLP Express Condolences To Tannock Family

Source: Bernews The PLP expressed their condolences to the family of Mrs. Deborah Tannock saying that her “contributions were immeasurable.” PLP Leader Premier David Burt said, “On behalf of the Progressive Labour Party, I express my condolences to the family of Mrs. Deborah Tannock. “Mrs. Tannock was an active and faithful member of the party,… Link:

Tropical wave approaching Belize gets better organized

Source: The Reporter By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Showers associated with a strong tropical wave heading towards Belize have gotten better organized, with tropical-storm-force winds already occurring in the centre of the weather system. The latest advisory coming from Miami’s National Hurricane Centre (NHC) indicates that the broad area of low pressure is…

CTU Seeks Strategic Partnership for CVAS

Source: The St. Lucia Star In January 2017, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) hosted a demonstration of the features of the Caribbean Video Assistance Service (CVAS), which enables the Deaf to communicate directly via the free Personal Universal Communicator (PUC) app, with hearing and other deaf persons using smart devices. The service, which also

Barbadian to study at Yale through US Fulbright programme

Source: Nation Newspaper THE US EMBASSY TO BARBADOS, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States is pleased to announce that Nicholas Fields is part of the Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship… Link: Barbadian to study at Yale through US Fulbright programme

Youth accused of stealing cellphone

Source: Guyana Chronicle A wash-bay attendant accused of stealing the cellphone of a minibus driver, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday, charged with simple larceny. Arlington Harper, 22, of Garnett Street, Kitty denied the charge which alleged that on June 20, 2017 at Regent Street, Georgetown he stole an $180,000 Samsung…

NIA announces availability of Rhodes Scholarship 2018

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: Nevis Island Administration seal   NIA announces availability of Rhodes Scholarship 2018 From NIA               CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is a notice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation through the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for a scholarship opportunity. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Hero CPL and Republic Bank team up with UWI

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be partnering with the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and Republic Bank for an internship scheme that will extend the opportunity for students from the Academy of Sport Cave Hill to intern with the Hero CPL during the tournament…

Communications chief Scaramucci out in new White House upheaval

Source: Stabroek News WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is leaving the job after little over a week, the White House said on Monday, in the latest staff upheaval to hit the Republican’s six-month-old presidency. Link: Communications chief Scaramucci out in new White House upheaval

Berkeley Appoints Keisha Douglas As Principal

Source: Bernews The Board of Governors of The Berkeley Institute, acting on behalf of The Berkeley Educational Society, announced the appointment of Ms. Keisha Douglas as the next Principal of the school. “Her appointment follows an intensive and robust recruitment process conducted by the Board’s selection committee,” the Board said. “This process… Link:

Welder charged with attempted murder

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 26-year-old Welder from Hadfield Street, Lodge was on Monday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan on an attempted murder charge. Osafo Swain called ‘Saffo’ was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which alleged that on July 26, 2017 at Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm…

Fatal stabbing was not revenge, police say

Source: The Royal Gazette A fatal stabbing following a funeral on Saturday was not retaliation, police say. Jahkoby Smith, 21, was killed during an altercation at the West End Sailboat Club, Sandys, at around 7. 15pm. A second man was also stabbed in the incident. One male has been arrested in connection with the…

Roban holiday message of road safety

Source: The Royal Gazette Walter Roban, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport, has issued a statement urging road users to look out for one another over Cup Match. Calling it one of the islands most revered holidays, the minister said he hoped Cup Match 2017 could become the islands best yet for celebrations,…

Over 8 Million Vote in Venezuela

Source: St. Lucia Times TeleSur English:-The National Electoral Council announced that voter turnout for the National Constituent Assembly was over 41 percent. The president of the National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena has announced that turnout in Venezuela’s historic National Constituent Assembly was over 41 percent, indicating that over 8 million people voted in the…

White House director Scaramucci resigns

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The White House said on Monday that Anthony Scaramucci, named by President Donald Trump as communications director only ten days ago, was leaving the post.  The change comes days after… Link: White House director Scaramucci resigns

Gunman arrested after foiled robbery

Source: Guyana Chronicle Swift response by the police resulted in the arrest of a male suspect, who was earlier relieved of a shotgun during his attempts to rob a resident of Coomacka Mines, Demerara River. According to a police report, at about 21:00 hrs, 67-year-old Stanley Coachman had just closed his shop and…

Alleged burglar passed out after downing champagne

Source: St. Lucia Times Australia Broadcasting Corporation:-A man who allegedly passed out drunk in a bed in the house he was attempting to burgle after finding and drinking a bottle of expensive champagne has been charged with stealing, police say. The 36-year-old man allegedly kicked in the front door of the house in Esperance,…

Scaramucci out as Trump media chief

Source: St. Lucia Times (BBC) – White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is out of the job after less than 10 days in the post. The former financier, who took the job last Friday, had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues. Mr Trump’s chief of staff…

Biltir has 79m impact on islands economy

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas economy benefit to the tune of 79 million in a single year from direct expenditure by members of the Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers organisation. That is one of the findings of a survey done by the group to assess the impact and make-up of the organisation.…

Florida child fatally shoots self with gun

Source: St. Lucia Times ABC News:-Police in Florida say a 4-year-old child fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his house. The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Tampa. In a news release, police said Ashton Gooding found the weapon and discharged it. He was severely injured when police arrived and died shortly…

TRINIDAD-SECURITY-Defence Force launches audit

Source: Antigua Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul. 31, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) has launched an investigation into allegations of overpayment made to certain officers. The investigation, ordered by acting Chief of Defence Staff Captain Hayden Pritchard, is being conducted as part of more stringent auditing regulations to…

Barbados named #3 Southern Caribbean cruise destination

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS BEAT OUT Aruba, Martinique and several other popular Southern Caribbean islands, to nab third place in Cruise Critic’s Top-Rated Southern Caribbean Cruise Destinations. The top spot in the… Link: Barbados named #3 Southern Caribbean cruise destination

Venezuela’s Maduro celebrates new assembly

Source: St. Lucia Times CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday celebrated the election of a new legislative superbody that is expected to give the ruling Socialist Party sweeping powers and mocked U.S. criticism that the vote was an affront to democracy. At least 10 people were killed on Sunday in protests…

Junior Kadooment bandleaders planning to contest results

Source: Nation Newspaper A NUMBER OF Junior Kadooment bandleaders are planning to challenge the results of Saturday’s event. Kevin Small’s Fifth Element was declared the overall winner with Candy Land 246 while Gwyneth Squires… Link: Junior Kadooment bandleaders planning to contest results

An Explosive Pill for Pigs: a Cuban Urban Legend or Animal Cruelty?

Source: Havana Times The subject of explosive pills for pigs is really quite shocking. Especially when you take into account the fact that the pill was clearly not made for pigs. However, vox populi associates them with these animals. Link: An Explosive Pill for Pigs: a Cuban Urban Legend or Animal Cruelty?

Buggery Law splits church in Jamaica

Source: St. Lucia Times Caribbean 360:-KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday July 31, 2017 – There’s a divide in the church in Jamaica over the decriminalization of buggery, and it has prompted the Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) to hold a special meeting to discuss the issue. The rift materialized after head of the Anglican Church in Jamaica…

Man shot at Fairy Valley

Source: Nation Newspaper A 24-YEAR-OLD man was shot just after midnight outside his Fairy Valley, Christ Church home. Reports indicate he was “liming” outside when a group of men drove up in a car and shot him. The man… Link: Man shot at Fairy Valley

GESEL HODGE AWARDED DAME BERNICE SCHOLARSHIP

Source: The Anguillian       Anguilla’s island scholar, Ms. Gesel C. Hodge, a Sixth Form graduate of the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School, has been awarded the Dame Dr. Bernice Lake QC Memorial Award to the Top CAPE Law Student in Anguilla for 2016. She was presented with the Award by the President…

ANGUILLA REVOLUTION COMMEMORATIVE MAGAZINE LAUNCHED

Source: The Anguillian     The last major event in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Anguilla Revolution was on Wednesday this week, July 26, when a 150-page Commemorative Magazine was launched at the General Post Office. The magazine does not particularly focus on the political leaders of the Revolution by name.…

Urban Renewal Campers Taught Academics and More

Source: Bahamas Weekly Fundamental subjects of Math and English were drilled into the 100-plus children enrolled in the Nassau Village Urban Renewal Summer Camp but, equally important, the children were exposed to topics like bullying, hygiene, inappropriate touch, gang violence and conflict resolution through pep talks during the three-week program. “I’ve seen their…

French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

Source: Stabroek News PARIS, (Reuters) – Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89. Link: French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

Venezuela’s Maduro celebrates new assembly, mocks U.S. criticism

Source: Stabroek News CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today celebrated the election of a new legislative superbody that is expected to give the ruling Socialist Party sweeping powers and mocked U.S. Link: Venezuela’s Maduro celebrates new assembly, mocks U.S. criticism

Raw talent

Source: Nation Newspaper DIANDRA LOWE HAS a passion for cooking that goes beyond blending herbs and spices to make a delicious meal. “It brings joy to me knowing that customers like my food,” she told EASY magazine. “When… Link: Raw talent

IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Spoiled cement being dumped

Source: Nation Newspaper SEVERAL BAGS OF Rock Hard Cement are being dumped behind a quarry at Lears, St Michael. The dumping of the hardened substance started earlier this year. This column received several photographs… Link: IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Spoiled cement being dumped

Editorial: ZIGGY COME TO SING

Source: The Anguillian       I am not a carnival enthusiast and as such you will not usually find me at carnival shows, but one has to be deaf or dead not to have heard the lyrical genius in the calypsos which have been released this year. It is certainly calypso with…

CARIBBEAN PUBLIC SERVANTS MEET IN ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       Anguilla is this week hosting the largest number of civil servants to meet on the island in recent times. The delegates, from throughout the region, are attending the 47th Annual Caribbean Public Services Association Conference at different locations on the island. The theme of the conference is:…

ROYAL ANGUILLA POLICE FORCE PLANS FOR CARNIVAL 2017

Source: The Anguillian     As the Royal Anguilla Police Force continues its plans for Carnival 2017 in association with the Carnival Committee as well as other stalk holders, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Morrison wishes to assure the Anguillian community that their safety is paramount. “While Carnival 2017 maybe a hectic time…

Adventure of the Seas Returns to Port Castries

Source: The St. Lucia Star Due to SLASPA’s expansion project at Point Seraphine, Adventure of the Seas will resume calls to Port Castries. Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas, is resuming its calls to Port Castries. Thanks to a successful dredging exercise undertaken by the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports

Ask Your Doctor: CHLAMYDIA

Source: The Anguillian       Sexually transmitted infections are very common in many countries, including Anguilla. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Anguilla, affecting both females and males. If chlamydia is not diagnosed and treated correctly it can lead to very serious complications including infertility. What…

Kittitian charged for double murder in BVI

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Kittitian charged for double murder in BVI By Loshaun Dixon   Basseterre, St. Kitts – On Friday, a Kittitian residing in Tortola, along with a female counterpart, were charged for a double murder in the British Virgin Islands. According to a report on BVInews.com Kittitian, Shakeel Ryan, 22,

16-Y-O female shot during attack

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 16-year-old female of Recht door Zee, Canal #1, West Bank Demerara (WBD) is in a stable condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after she was shot in the upper right shoulder by a man on Sunday night. According to a police report, the shooting occurred at about 20:30hrs…

ALIV Sponsors UB Student to Regional Agricultural Conference

Source: Jones Bahamas ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, has sponsored one of 10 students from the University of The Bahamas who will attend the 32nd West Indies Agricultural Economic Conference with a sub-theme of “Food and Nutrition Security: The Pathway to Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Caribbean.” The official handover of the…

Warning over Tropical Storm Emily

Source: The Royal Gazette A tropical storm will come within 325 nautical miles of Bermuda on the first day of Cup Match, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. Tropical Storm Emily, described as a potential threat to the island, is forecast to be 321 nautical miles west-north-west of Bermuda at noon on Tuesday, and…

Flight diverts to Bermuda with sick man

Source: The Royal Gazette A medical situation forced a flight to divert to Bermuda early this morning. The JetBlue flight from Santo Domingo to New York was forced to land as a result of a 55-year-old man requiring medical attention at around 2. 45am. The man was transported to hospital for treatment upon arrival.…

FNM Highlights Youth with Board Appointments

Source: Jones Bahamas The Free National Movement (FNM) seems to be keeping firm with their promise to push more new faces to the forefront as evidenced by several young persons that were a part of their 2017 board and committee appointments. As one of their central campaign promises leading up to the May…

‘Collie Talking Damn Nonsense,’ Says Roberts

Source: Jones Bahamas Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts holding back no words in his response to Free National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie, saying quite frankly Mr. Collie talks “damn nonsense.” Last week, Mr. Collie warned the PLP chairman to be careful for what he asks for following Roberts’ call on party…

The UWI Launches First Faculty in 40 Years

Source: The St. Lucia Star Cricketer, Rovman Powell (left), UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (centre) and Dean of the Faculty of Sport, Dr Akshai Mansingh (right) share a light moment at the official launch of the Faculty on Wednesday 26 July, 2017 at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica. If there’s one industry

Teen on Bail Shot Dead

Source: Jones Bahamas The search continues for two male suspects responsible for a shooting incident that has left a teenage male dead on Saturday. According to reports, shortly after 9 a.m., a male was walking through a road off Peardale Manor, when two male occupants of a silver Honda Accord car armed with…

HSA expands trauma care

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has hired a second trauma surgeon. With the two specialist physicians, as well as new and refitted equipment, the orthopaedic and trauma unit is able to expand the range of treatments available for lower limb injuries and fractures. The ability to perform…

Elderly Woman Struck by Truck Dies

Source: Jones Bahamas Officers from the Police Traffic Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an elderly woman who was struck by a truck. Preliminary reports are that shortly after 11 a.m., the woman was attempting to cross the southern thoroughfare of the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, when a Mack Truck traveling…

BPSU Stands with Post Office Employees

Source: Jones Bahamas The General Post Office employees, fed up with stifling heat and poor working conditions sat out another day, and Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) Executive Vice President Kingsley Ferguson said the union is prepared to sit out with their members until there is some resolve. Speaking with The Bahama Journal…

Investors Anxious

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd promised that great economic stimulation is on the way as domestic and foreign investors are anxious to participate in the Bahamian economy. Lloyd, who was a guest on Love 97’s radio talk show Jones and Company yesterday, shared great news concerning the recovery of the…

SUMMER FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Source: The Anguillian     With the Anguilla Summer Festival beginning during the first week of August, various participants at all levels have been entertained at a welcome reception at Government House by Governor Christina Scott. She told them on Thursday evening, July 20, that they were involved in an event which was…

SOROPTIMIST CLUB HOLDS READING WORKSHOP

Source: The Anguillian     Students with Mr. Winston Duncan (right) and Soroptimist members Ten of the twenty-five students attending a two-and-a-half-week summer reading programme at the Anguilla Soroptimist International Conference Centre walked smartly to the front of the room as their names were called and proudly received their Certificates of Completion. During…

RBC Executives pay a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly RBC Executives, Rob Johnston Head, Caribbean Banking, and Nathaniel Beneby, Managing Director, Northern Caribbean recently paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis on July 19, 2017. From L to R include: RBC Executives, Nathaniel Beneby, Managing Director, Rob Johnston, Head, Caribbean Banking and Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert…

CSA plans ‘special event’ for RSL closure

Source: St. Lucia Times The Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA), has announced plans for a ‘special event’ Monday at noon to mark the official closure of state-owned Radio Saint Lucia (RSL). CSA General Secretary, Claude Paul, told the Times that the event is also intended to bring attention to the other  statutory entities…

The Feat of Buying a Packet of Beef Jerky in Cuba

Source: Havana Times Packets of beef jerky, 500g for 0.75 CUC! Word spread like wildfire through all of Central Havana, the “bargain” was waiting at Carlos III, the largest hard currency mall in the Cuban capital. A never-ending queue for three days, people could buy however much they wanted and that’s exactly what…

German police rule out terrorism after fatal disco shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper BERLIN – An Iraqi gunman died in a shootout with German police early on Sunday after killing one person in a nightclub in the southern city of Konstanz, police said, ruling out terrorism as a motive. … Link: German police rule out terrorism after fatal disco shooting

GT man admits post office stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 22-year-old man from George Town has admitted stabbing a woman in frenzied attack outside the George Town post office earlier this year. Joseph Williams was charged with wounding with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm when he stabbed his victim in April, and having an offensive weapon.…

Will Your Business Be Open Over Cup Match?

Source: Bernews With the Cup Match holiday set to take place on Thursday and Friday, many businesses will be closed, leaving potential customers unsure as to what’s open and what’s not over the two days. If you have a business that will be open over the Cup Match holiday, please feel free… Link:

Cayman shakes free of Zika travel concerns

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): There have been no locally transmitted cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands this year and just one imported case in early February, officials have said. The jurisdiction has now been removed from an advisory list warning travellers of the previous threat. Cayman was placed on the US-based Centers…

Schuetz resigns from gaming commission

Source: The Royal Gazette Richard Schuetz has resigned as executive director of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission for personal and professional reasons. Mr Schuetz will continue to serve in his position through the end of the year and assist in the identification and orientation of his successor. The commission was appointed to regulate, manage…

Vredesmilitairen gedood door al-Shabaab

Source: Suriname Times KAMPALA – Door een aanval van de terroristische militie al-Shabaab op vredestroepen van de Afrikaanse Unie (AU) in Somalië zijn zeker twaalf Oegandese militairen gedood. Zeven militairen raakten ook gewond, zei het Oegandese ministerie van Defensie maandag. Oegandese militairen patrouilleren samen met de Somalische strijdkrachten op ongeveer 140 kilometer ten…

Somerset Wins Ocean View Golf Cup Match

Source: Bernews The Ocean View Golf Course hosted its first Annual Cup Match Classic, with Somerset recording a victory. A spokesperson said, “Yesterday was another phenomenal day of golf when Ocean View Golf Course hosted its first Annual Cup Match Classic. It was a wonderful day with the Somerset Team reigning victorious… Link:

Zorgen EU over democratie Venezuela versterkt

Source: Suriname Times BRUSSEL – Een grondwetgevende vergadering, verkozen onder twijfelachtige en gewelddadige omstandigheden, kan niet de oplossing zijn voor de crisis in Venezuela. Dat stelt de Europese Commissie maandag in een reactie op de omstreden verkiezing zondag waarbij minstens tien doden vielen. „De gebeurtenissen van de afgelopen 24 uur hebben de zorgen…

Opposition leaders calls for office and cash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In an effort to professionalise the opposition and prepare his team to be the government in waiting, Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller said he wants government to set aside a small amount of public cash to fund an opposition office where his team can meet constituents and visiting dignitaries on…

Duitse bondscoach wikt en weegt na blamage

Source: Suriname Times Steffi Jones wil de Duitse voetbalsters blijven leiden. De positie van de bondscoach staat onder druk na de verrassende uitschakeling van de titelverdediger op het EK. Duitsland verloor zondag op Het Kasteel van Sparta van Denemarken (1-2) en ontbreekt daardoor voor het eerst sinds 1987 in de halve finales van een…

Opposition Leader Extends Condolences

Source: Bernews Following the murder of 21-year-old Jahkoby Smith, Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin extended her deepest condolences to his family and friends as they grapple with this tragedy. Mr Smith was fatally stabbed incident on Saturday evening [July 29] at the West End Sailboat Club, which was hosting the wake following the… Link:

Ronaldo omzeilt 200 journalisten bij rechtbank

Source: Suriname Times Cristiano Ronaldo is maandag gehoord door een Spaanse rechter. De sterspeler van Real Madrid wordt ervan verdacht de belasting voor 14,7 miljoen euro te hebben ontdoken. Een onderzoeksrechter heeft nu achttien maanden de tijd om te beslissen of hij een strafzaak tegen de Portugees opent. Ronaldo werd achter gesloten deuren…

Another prison escapee caught, 2 arrested

Source: Guyana Chronicle In less than 24 hours, another prison escapee was captured. Police identified him as Shawn Harris who had exited the swampy area of the Lusignan Prison where the wall was located next to a makeshift latrine. Police press officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan said the escapee was caught at 07:20hrs Monday…

‘Balotelli ontbreekt tegen Ajax’

Source: Suriname Times Een opsteker voor Ajax in de aanloop naar het terugduel met OGC Nice in de derde voorronde van de Champions League. Mario Balotelli ontbreekt volgens de Franse krant, Nice-Matin, woensdagavond in de ArenA omdat hij kampt met een dijbeenblessure. De Italiaanse aanvaller zou zaterdag ook ontbreken in de competitiewedstrijd tegen Saint-Étienne.…

RGPF promises a safe Spicemas 2017

Source: The New Today The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) intends to follow its motto of “protect and serve” as it puts plans in place for the 2017 Carnival Season. Assistant Commissioner of Police Jessmon Prince hosted the media conference on behalf of RGPF The plans of RGPF were outlined in a press conference…

Disciplinary Action for IMANIS

Source: The New Today Minister of Youth, Roland Bhola has announced that 35 trainees have been suspended from the Imani programme based on complaints from the public. Speaking in Parliament, Minister Bhola said the suspensions are not indefinitely but were done as a form of disciplinary action against these Imanis. He announced that a…

Minister Thomas: No pregnant residents at Bacolet centre

Source: The New Today Minister of Social Development and Housing, Delma Thomas has dismissed claims in some quarters of there being pregnant female residents at the newly opened Grand Bacolet Juvenile and Rehabilitation Centre. The female government minister told a sitting of Parliament that the centre which came into operation in 2016 is there…

Delay in Albert Alexis sentencing

Source: The New Today The High Court has adjourned until next month the sentencing of 62-year-old Albert Alexis for the May 2015 stabbing death of 31-year-old Alston Henry of Mt. Pleasance in St. Andrew. Albert Alexis – awaiting his sentence for non-capital murder in the May 2015 death of Alston Henry The sentence was…

Urbanisation as a new economic frontier

Source: The New Today In 1994 when the Willie Redhead Foundation (tWRF) was established, it had as its mantra: “For the development and renewal of Urban St. George”. Over the years as the foundation began to evolve the mantra was changed to: “For the Preservation & Renewal of the National Heritage of Grenada”. Despite…

Strange deaths this election season!!!

Source: The New Today The Grenada Christian Political Party asks the question – why are there so many strange and questionable deaths occurring in this election season and election year? It seems to be a trend. The talk on the street is that every election season a certain political party and politicians dive deep…

Mother cares for children from prison

Source: Jamaica Star A woman who applied for a Food For The Poor (FFP) house while she was inmate at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre was last week presented with the keys to a sunshine-yellow house with white and red trim. The house was built in Irish Pen,… Link: Mother cares for

Portia's people hope Angela's win will bring change

Source: Jamaica Star Even before general secretary for the People’s National Party (PNP), Julian Robinson made the official announcement, supporters of Dr Angela Brown Burke knew they had it won.Their mood was jubilant and excitement was written across their faces.Brown… Link: Portia’s people hope Angela’s win will bring change

Garage crew ponders next move after blaze

Source: Jamaica Star Tradesmen at a garage located on Caledonia Road in St. Andrew were yesterday pondering how to pick up the pieces after a fire of unknown origin gutted their work area on Saturday at about midday.A total of 11 vehicles at adjoining garages were… Link: Garage crew ponders next move after

Emancipation watch in Portmore

Source: Jamaica Star Residents of Portmore, did you know that on July 31, 1838, our ancestors ‘set up’ to welcome their freedom?Come and relive this experience at the Community Emancipation Lecture and Vigil, Monday, July 31, 2017, at 9 p.m. at the Greater Portmore… Link: Emancipation watch in Portmore

LOM Financial Releases Results, $432K Profit

Source: Bernews LOM Financial Limited today [July 31] announced the Company’s interim financial results to 30 June 2017, saying the ymade a profit of $432,935 in the first half of 2017 as compared to a profit of $51,534 for the same period in 2016, adding that they “remain cautiously optimistic for the… Link:

Acht jaar celstraf voor bezwangeren stiefdochter

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – De rechter heeft Steven S (41) vorige week veroordeeld tot acht jaar celstraf voor het seksueel misbruiken van zijn zwakbegaafde minderjarige stiefdochter. Het slachtoffer raakte als gevolg hiervan zwanger. De magistraat kwam tot het wettig en overtuigend bewijs.Het Openbaar Ministerie had tien jaar gevangenisstraf geëist. Advocaat Harold Belfor…

Maduro Promises Prison for His Opponents

Source: Havana Times Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that the National Constituent Assembly, whose members were elected on Sunday, will be used to bring the opposition leadership to justice and sent to jail. Link: Maduro Promises Prison for His Opponents

Row erupts over ‘private’ Diana tapes

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-Friends of Princess Diana have urged Channel 4 not to broadcast controversial video tapes of her talking about her troubled marriage. The documentary, Diana: In Her Own Words, is due to be aired ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death. The tapes, recorded by her speech coach, have never…

Registration open for Arbor Day exhibitors

Source: Nation Newspaper PERSONS WHO HAVE a passion for the environment, or who may have a product or service that comes from trees or is environmentally friendly, are being encouraged to sign up for this year’s Environmental… Link: Registration open for Arbor Day exhibitors

RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM SUMMER CAMP

Source: The Anguillian       A total of 27 children between the ages of 5 to 12, participated in this year’s Swim Summer Camp facilitated by the Anguilla Red Cross. The two-week camp started on Monday 10th July and ended on Thursday 20th July 2017. The children underwent a total of 8…

ANGUILLA LIBRARY: CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMME

Source: The Anguillian     The Anguilla Library Service recently hosted its Children’s Library Annual Summer Programme (CLASP) 2017 over a two-week period, from Monday 10th July to Friday 21st July, under the theme “Celebrate Anguilla!”. The programme was attended by approximately sixty five (65) children between the ages of five (5) and…

Somerset Retain Colts Cup Match Trophy

Source: Bernews In advance of the much anticipated Cup Match Classic later this week, the teams met up for the ‘Colts Cup Match’, with Somerset retaining the trophy. St. George’s Cricket Club batted first and scored 257/6, before declaring. Dean Simons was the top scorer with 64 not out, while Jabari Darrell… Link:

Early success for new store Urban Little One

Source: The Royal Gazette A trendy new retail store, Urban Little One, has opened on Front Street, and is tailored to children from newborns up to 5 years old. The shop has a unique style and artistic flare that is designed to give customers a different experience. It has enjoyed early success since opening…

Strategy to combat child abuse

Source: The Royal Gazette An attempt to cut the risk of sex abuse in a primary school has been launched by a child protection charity with backing from a risk management firm. Windows are to be installed in all doors at Pembrokes Victor Scott Primary School so private meetings between pupils and staff can…

Interns making the grade

Source: The Royal Gazette Out of the classroom and into the kitchen four culinary arts students from Bermuda College have completed their 12-week internship with Fourways Inn. Last year, the MEF Group of restaurants was on the lookout for potential employees to meet the demands of the 35th Americas Cup. Thomas Martins, Barry Gibbons,…

Institutional resistance to black enterprise

Source: The Royal Gazette Michael Dunkley, after reflection on his massive loss, conceded that not doing enough for the black community was one of the failings of his administration. However, by examining his own words, we gain some insight into what specifically he perceived that failing to be. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt article quotes him…

Writing on the wall

Source: The Royal Gazette Graffiti artists will follow some rules. Dont go over someone elses work, unless you want trouble if someone uses a marker, you can go over them with spray paint if its illegal, dont give out their government name Kathleena Howie, better known as Lady K Fever, explains the guidelines. Are…

Brothers deny threatening to kill cops

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two brothers from East End have denied threatening to kill six different police officers and smashing out a police patrol car window during an arrest at their home earlier this year and at the detention centre in Fairbanks. Aaron and Jaron Solomon were arrested in February in relation to…

BWS: Tropical Storm Emily Is “Potential Threat”

Source: Bernews Tropical Storm Emily is a “potential threat to Bermuda” the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] said today, with its closest point of approach to the island within 72 hours forecast to be 384nm to the west-northwest at 3.00am on Thursday, August 3rd, with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer… Link:

iciHaiti – Politics : The Minister of Education Honored

Source: Haiti Libre Sunday Pierre Josué Agenor Cadet, Minister of Education who took part in the closing of the 3-day Symposium held at the Hotel La Cretonne, Les Cayes, on the University and territorial development… Link: iciHaiti – Politics : The Minister of Education Honored

Landings pack with purpose to get students back to school

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–Gros Islet, Saint Lucia (July 27th, 2017): The Landings Resort and Spa has undertaken ambitious and far reaching community outreach programmes aimed at poverty reduction, development of the arts and culinary fields, the empowerment of women and youth enrichment. With key milestones achieved in the first half of the…

Nigeria: Mass arrests for gay sex

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-More than 40 men have been arrested Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while the investigation was…

Terceira & Lopes Conclude In Azelhof, Belgium

Source: Bernews Bermudian equestrians Jillian Terceira and Tyler Lopes concluded competing in the Azelhof International Horse jumping Event in Belgium. On the final day, Terceira and Lopes competed in One Class each. Terceira finished 48th competing in the 1.30m CSI3* Table A in 2 Phases Class riding Junior Van Het Costersveld, the… Link:

NYC President attends Youth Ministers Meeting

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-President of the Saint Lucia National Youth Council Mr. Jeshurun Andrew has been summoned to be part of the Minister for Youth Development and Sports Delegation to the 9th  Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Uganda from Friday 28th July to Saturday 5th August, 2017. Mr. Andrew has sworn to…

Teachers urged to treat students with respect

Source: St. Lucia Times Clergyman, Sherwin Griffith, has urged teachers who are here for a conference of the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) this week, to treat all their students with respect. Griffith, quoting from the scriptures, said:” For we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be…

Casino Commission Director Schuetz Resigns

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, a body appointed to regulate, manage and safeguard the Island’s emerging gaming industry, has announced that Executive Director Richard Schuetz has resigned from his post for “personal and professional reasons.” Mr. Schuetz will continue to serve in his position through the end of the year… Link:

Escapee recaptured at Mocha

Source: Stabroek News Shawn Harris, who escaped from the Lusignan holding area on Monday was recaptured today at a house at Mocha, East Bank Demerara, the police confirmed. Link: Escapee recaptured at Mocha

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