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December 14, 2017

Archives for August 2017

Virgin Islands Not Nice

Source: St. John Source I am a Virgin Islander in disbelief of what I see every day. I was born and raised in this beautiful paradise that has potential to grow and uplift it’s people. I said “had” because it’s to late now in my opinion. I am watching this place slowly trickle away…

P.S.U. Call for Works, Health to be Investigated as Well

Source: Channel 5 Belize Meanwhile, the Public Service Union states in its release that corruption has been increasingly reported not only at Lands, but at the Ministries of Works and Health.  It says it welcomes government’s initiative to extensively investigate allegations of fraud and corruption at the Ministry of Natural Resources, and calls for…

Public Officers Warned to Resist Ministers’ Requests

Source: Channel 5 Belize Compounded with the ongoing Senate Special Select Committee inquiry on Immigration, in which several senior public officers have been implicated, in the P.S.U.’s words, of “outright corruption, wrongdoing and lack of integrity in the performance of their duties,” the P.S.U. makes clear that even when a Minister is to blame,…

Curaçao Airport focuses on Non-Aero Revenues with CA+

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Curacao Airport Partners NV (CAP), operators of Curaçao International Airport, have chosen the Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) software solution to assist in improving the management of its non-aeronautical sector. The solution will focus on automating the collection of detailed sales data from concessions, whilst providing a centralized platform for contracts management,…

Washington Backs CICIG’s Ivan Velasquez; Will Not Tolerate Political Influence in Guatemala

Source: Channel 5 Belize Protests continue in Guatemala where Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales attempted to remove the head of the U.N. anti-corruption commission, known as CICIG.  Numerous countries have denounced the attempt to expel Ivan Velasquez, including the U.S.  The State Department has expressed concerned over President Morales’ decision and threaten to review its…

Gender affairs expert stays in education ministry

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Tammy Ebanks, one of the islands’ foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, is remaining in the education ministry even though the gender affairs portfolio was moved to the premier’s Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration in the post-election shuffle of responsibilities. A release stated that she…

Hurricane Irma Intensifies in the Atlantic

Source: Havana Times The Cuban Forecast Center (INSMET) reported at 6 pm on Thursday that Hurricane Irma has rapidly intensified over eastern Atlantic waters. The storm now packs sustained maximum winds of 115 miles per hour, with higher gusts and a central minimum pressure that has fallen to 967 millibars. Link: Hurricane Irma

Seeking shelter: Life below the poverty line

Source: Cayman Compass Sunshine Suites is an inviting destination to holiday makers looking for a relaxing slice of paradise. For some of the hotel’s guests, however, the reality is very different. They are not here for sun, sea and sand. They are here because they have nowhere else to live. Link: Seeking shelter:

EDITORIAL – A ‘needs assessment’ of our welfare services

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands are on a troubling economic and social path that if not corrected, will lead inexorably to a social welfare state. We are already far down that path, and there are few comforting signposts along the way. Link: EDITORIAL – A ‘needs assessment’ of our welfare services

Dexter Pottinger found dead

Source: Jamaica Star Fashion designer Dexter Pottinger is dead. Pottinger’s body was found at his house at Yarico Place off Washington Boulevard, St Andrew. One woman who said she went to see the body said she observed blood stains inside the home. As news of… Link: Dexter Pottinger found dead

Dance in memory of Cayman couple

Source: Cayman Eye News From Farnham Herald IAN and Pamela Mansell and her sister Marlene would have been the first on the dance floor at the recent concert given by Out of the Shadows as a celebration of their lives, so tragically cut short by a car accident in the Cayman Islands in May.…

Cave Hill seeking to export medical programme

Source: Nation Newspaper THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, is partnering with a leading United States university to deliver cutting edge academic programmes that will significantly increase Cave Hill’s attractiveness… Link: Cave Hill seeking to export medical programme

One falls as BFM gains

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of One Communications Ltd fell 15 cents in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. The telecoms groups 5. 5 per cent fall to 2. 60 came on the trading of 7,122 shares. BFampM Ltd was the only stock to advance. The insurer gained 15 cents, or 0. 7 per cent,…

New school year starts at Bermuda College

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda College today welcomed students for the new school year. Staff and students celebrated the new academic session at the annual Convocation ceremony. College president Duranda Greene said the focus of the new academic year remained students first as the college continued to make access easier. She added I am.…

No major structural damage at cargo dock

Source: The Royal Gazette The car carrier ltigtViking Sealtigt caused between 2,000 and 3,000 worth of damage when it struck Hamiltons cargo dock yesterday. However, Corporation of Hamilton chief operating officer Edward Benevides said an initial assessment showed no major structural damage. The car carrier hit the cargo dock when a towline. ..

Cruise Ship Arrives Early Due To Sick Passenger

Source: Bernews This week the Celebrity Summit cruise ship arrived in Bermuda a day early — on Tuesday instead of Wednesday — as a female passenger was in need of medical treatment ashore. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Cruise ship Celebrity Summit arrives into Bermuda a day early for the… Link:

Windies’ name squad for Twenty20 match in England  

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies today named a 13-member Windies squad for the NatWest International T20 scheduled for Saturday, September 16 at the Emirates Riverside, Durham…. Link: Windies’ name squad for Twenty20 match in England  

Former St. Maarten secret service director found guilty

Source: Curacao Chronicle PHILIPSBURG – Former Security Service of St. Maarten VDSM Director James Richardson was sentenced to a prison term of two years for embezzlement and money-laundering, and ordered to pay NAf. 231.000 back to Government. The money was overcharged on VDSM’s credit card for buying personal goods. The Judge called the…

Four organizations in the race for carnival

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Four groups are in the race for the organization of carnival in the next two years. Coridja stars, by Corinne Djaoen Gennaro, who has been organizing the national event for a few years, artists and musicians AGKK, and two new parties: Stichting J.A.G. and Sumusica BV. They have…

CARICOM extends sympathy to hurricane-damaged US

Source: Curacao Chronicle GEORGETOWN – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathies to the Government and people of the United States, and especially the state of Texas, on the loss of lives and extensive damage to property and infrastructure following the passage of Hurricane Harvey. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a…

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For August 2017

Source: Bernews Bernews posted more than 100 videos during August 2017, and the top ten most viewed on Youtube included the Around The Island Powerboat race, ‘Battle on the Rock’ hydroflight contest, Sunday ‘Good News’ spotlights, the Non Mariner’s Race, the Bodybuilding, Physique & Bikini contest, the U/17 Women’s Football Team, the… Link:

Smart Play drags UTS into court

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG – Where in the law does it say one needs a special permit to organise legal lottery sales via SMS? That’s what attorney Berti Braam queried on behalf of Smart Play against United Telecommunication Services (UTS). The government-owned company per August 15 stopped allowing SMS lotteries on its network.…

NAAM resumes search statue Peter Stuyvesant

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Where was the statue of Peter Stuyvesant? When the statue was removed from the high school that bears its name six years ago, many people remained with that question. The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, Marilyn Alcala-Wallé has now instructed the Archeological Institute (NAAM) to find…

Barbados hypertension pilot project informs global initiative

Source: Nation Newspaper A pilot project at two polyclinics which was aimed at improving blood pressure control in primary health care has been so successful that the results have informed a global initiative to reduce ill health… Link: Barbados hypertension pilot project informs global initiative

Gov’t issues ban on R-22 refrigerant

Source: Antigua Observer Effective September 1, residents will no longer be able to import air conditioning and refrigeration equipment which contain R22 refrigerant. This is according to the Ministry of Trade, Commerce, Industry and Sports which put the ban in place. The ministry also says the ban will be placed on the refrigerant…

Pay attention to Hurricane Irma says met office

Source: Antigua Observer Residents in Antigua and Barbuda are being urged to pay close attention to the passage of Hurricane Irma which is now a Category 3  system. The Director of Antigua and Barbuda’s Meteorological Office, Keithley Meade says the storm track shows that Irma is heading towards the Caribbean.  “More than anything else,…

30 Minute Video: August 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:

Suspect Arrested After Three Men Stabbed

Source: Bernews [Updated with video] Three men were stabbed during an altercation at around 5.30pm this evening [Aug 31] on Happy Valley Road, and the suspect was arrested by police a few minutes later, the police have confirmed. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “At 5:35pm, police attended a report of an… Link:

UPP Rejects Astaphan Cabinet Advisory

Source: Antigua Chronicle PRESS RELEASE: The UPP dismisses the ABLP’s latest move in avoiding a full public inquiry as blatant obfuscation. It is also, for numerous reasons, no less ludicrous than the previous recommendation that the ONDCP determine if a Public Inquiry is warranted. The fact is: the ONDCP itself also has questions to answer as…

UPP Hails CCJ Referendum Abandonment

Source: Antigua Chronicle PRESS RELEASE: The UPP hails the recently announced abandonment of the CCJ Referendum, as incontrovertible proof that the will of the People always prevails. This conclusion has emerged, in spite of numerous attempts by the ABLP administration to force the issue, without providing for equal airing of both viewpoints on the CCJ. Senator…

Quarry workers continue protest action

Source: Antigua Observer The 15 workers at the Burma Quarry say they will continue to go slow until the Public Works Minister Eustace “Teco” Lake secures their supervisor’s position. The industrial action is in its second day because of an alleged hasty attempt by the Public Works Director Lucene Hanley to relocate Acting…

Weather Forecast For Friday September 1

Source: Bernews Friday, September 1 is expected to see a few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny, with the high to be near 29°C/84°F and the low to be near 26°C/79°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be west. The relative humidity is expected to be near 59%. Sunrise will be… Link:

iWeb gets keys to Nissan X-Trail

Source: Nation Newspaper REIGNING CALYPSO MONARCH Ian iWeb Webster has the keys to his brand new Nissan X-Trail. During the 2017 Courtesy/Mount Gay Pic O De Crop competition Webster earned his third crown with the songs Salesman and Pray… Link: iWeb gets keys to Nissan X-Trail

Rotary Club makes a way for BTVI Student

Source: Bahamas Weekly Leandra Taylor received an opportunity of a lifetime when she was chosen as the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise to attend The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI). The Government High School graduate was one of many Interact Club members who applied for…

Missing St Michael teen located

Source: Nation Newspaper Sontia Anshani Richards has been traced and is safe. The 18-year-old of Reservoir Road, Lodge Hill, St Michael was reported missing yesterday. The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force… Link: Missing St Michael teen located

Police seeking Road View attacker

Source: Nation Newspaper POLICE ARE seeking the suspect involved in this morning’s incident which resulted in serious bodily injuries to two women. It occurred around 8:10 this morning at Road View, St Peter. The victims… Link: Police seeking Road View attacker

Public Service/NIB Minister tours Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister for the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil Rolle made an official visit to Grand Bahama on Wednesday. The Minister was eyeing accommodations for government workers on Grand Bahama and also took the opportunity to greet workers at the National Insurance Board’s Freeport Office. In addition, he…

BWA installing new pipeline

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY (BWA) advises the public that from 8 p.m. today, August 31, to 6 a.m. on Friday, September 1, the section of the Adams highway from the Henry Ford roundabout to the junction… Link: BWA installing new pipeline

Huddersfield Town Fans Thank Nahki Wells

Source: Bernews After footballer Nahki Wells was transferred from Huddersfield to Premier League side Burnley on a three-year contract earlier today [Aug 31], Huddersfield fans took to social media to extend their thanks to the Bermudian striker for his time at their club. Back in January 2014, Huddersfield bought Wells for a… Link:

Haitian migrants apprehended in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly In a combined effort between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Immigration and Police Force, some 53 Haitian migrants were apprehended on Tilloo Cay, Abaco on Wednesday August 30, 2017. Around 6:30 a.m. today, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft HMBS Kamalamee, commanded by Senior Lieutenant Valentino Rolle, while on…

BEPRO & Mirrors Programme To Host Forum

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Professionals Division [BEPRO] has partnered with the MIRRORS Programme to host a forum on Thursday, September 7. A spokesperson said, “Do you believe that everyone has a role to play in supporting all young people’s success? If you answered yes, you are encouraged to… Link:

Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) UPDATED: Hurricane Irma, expected to reach the longitude of the Lesser Antilles next Wednesday, is already a category 3 hurricane, having become a tropical storm midday on Wednesday. The US National Hurricane Center predicts that it may intensify into an “extremely dangerous” category 4 hurricane next week when it…

Atomic Blonde: Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly This movie does not have a tagline. A top level spy for the British government must go to a foreign European country to recover the body an undercover agent killed in the line of duty. While there she is tasked with uncovering the circumstances surrounding his death while working with…

Charity helps with back to school items

Source: Nation Newspaper BACK TO SCHOOL has been made a lot easier for many parents across the island, thanks the the Eden Lodge Youth Charitable Trust. As has been the case for several years, the Trust in association with… Link: Charity helps with back to school items

Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the US reels from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, with large swathes of Texas and parts of Louisiana still submerged, catastrophic flooding from monsoon rains in India, Nepal and Bangladesh has impacted millions of lives and is thought to have caused the death of at least 1,200 people.…

Saltus Students Celebrate 100% Pass Rate

Source: Bernews Students at Saltus Grammar School are again celebrating a 100 percent pass rate in GCSE and [i]GCSE exams. Of the 61 S11 students who took five or more exams, 100 percent achieved at least five A*-C [i]GCSE passes and 39% of all exams taken were awarded A or A* grades.… Link:

No immediate threat from Hurricane Irma

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS Meteorological Services is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma, but it does not pose a threat to the island at this time. Acting director Sonia Nurse told NATION NEWS Hurricane Irma… Link: No immediate threat from Hurricane Irma

American charged with sex assault on ship

Source: The Royal Gazette A 30-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor during a cruise from Boston to Bermuda. The Mississippi man is currently awaiting extradition from Bermuda to the United States, prosecutors said in a news release. The defendant was officially charged on Wednesday in a Massachusetts federal court, according…

800 Delegates Expected To Attend Conference

Source: Bernews “A solutions-oriented approach by the Bermuda Tourism Authority is credited for landing a major conference typically too large for the island given limited meeting space and hotel inventory,” the BTA said today. “The Canadian Investment Institute Conference will convene in Bermuda this November, bringing 800 delegates between the 19th and… Link:

Kiwanis Club continues to support BTVI Students

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Kiwanis Club of Over the Hill continues to invest in the education of today’s youth by making a $2,000 scholarship donation to a future BTVI student. The recipient of this scholarship will be an Old Bight High School graduate and active Key Club member in Cat Island. The funds…

The Ups and Downs of Cuba’s Private Sector

Source: Havana Times Ever since new restrictions on self-employment came into force on August 5th, there has been one word that has become fashionable among those who have or wanted to have a private business: uncertainty. Link: The Ups and Downs of Cuba’s Private Sector

Another Suicide Attempt and Bordelais

Source: The St. Lucia Star One more attempted suicide has been reported at the Bordelais Correctional Facility. At approximately 7:45a.m. on Thursday 31 August 2017, inmate Mervin Moise was seen pacing in his cell by a corrections officer. The officer observed the towels and bed sheets in the inmate’s cell and paid close attention

DHL Donates 90 Laptops To Beyond Rugby

Source: Bernews More students at three Bermuda schools will be able to do their homework on laptops this school year with the help of a donation from DHL Express Bermuda to Beyond Rugby. DHL is donating 90 reconditioned laptops to Beyond Rugby Bermuda, the program that helps children achieve by providing them… Link:

WLBL Welcomes New Managing Director

Source: The St. Lucia Star Oscar Garcia – Managing Director WLBL Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited (WLBL), leader in the beverage industry would like to announce that Mr. Oscar Garcia has been appointed as the new Managing Director for the organisation. Oscar joins the WLBL family with over 20 years in the beverage industry.

Sandals workers yet to know their fate

Source: Antigua Observer With three weeks left before the closure of the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa, to facilitate maintenance work, employees are still uncertain about their future. One worker told OBSERVER media, that they are hoping that things will work in their favour as no one has come forth to let…

Burma Quarry protest boss’ possible relocation

Source: Antigua Observer Fifteen workers at the Burma Quarry, as of yesterday, are staging a protest over a perceived threat from management to relocate their supervisor at the plant, Bhagratt Kalidass. According the Shop Steward, Michal Peters told OBSERVER media that he and his co-workers will not resume normal operations until upper management,…

Deadline day live Wells completes Burnley move

Source: The Royal Gazette Nahki Wells is now a Burnley player after completing a medical and agreeing personal terms on an undisclosed deal believed to be worth 5 million. The Huddersfield Town and Bermuda striker joins a strike force at Turf Moor that includes the recently signed Chris Wood, the type of target man…

Christian Council President Condemns Baby’s Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas President of the Bahamas Christian Council Bishop Delton Fernander condemns the recent spree of violent crimes in the country, which involves the death of an eight-month-old baby. In a statement yesterday, Bishop Fernander listed the armed robbery of a church, the robbery of the family of Archbishop Laish Boyd and…

Lloyd to Reform School Repair Process

Source: Jones Bahamas No more waiting until the long summer months to begin repairs on schools according to Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd, who recently said the process of renovating and repairing schools will be reformed. “The process has to be reformed. The process has to be made relevant and responsive to the…

Nassau Flight Services Prepare Students for Back-to-School

Source: Jones Bahamas Nassau Flight Services held a back-to-school event yesterday at Stapleton Gardens Park for its employee’s children and community residents. President of the Nassau Flight Services Social Committee Sonovia Johnson said the company did several fundraisers to raise funds for the school supplies distributed to children. She said this is the…

Labour Minister and Price Commission Vow to Protect Consumers

Source: Jones Bahamas SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Minister of Labour Senator Dion Foulkes, along with members of the newly-appointed Price Commission, have vowed to protect the rights of consumers throughout The Bahamas. Members of the Price Commission convened their first board meeting recently at the Ministry of Labour. Minister Foulkes was joined by Synida…

53 Haitian Migrants Apprehended in Abaco

Source: Jones Bahamas In a combined effort between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), the Department of Immigration and the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), some 53 Haitian migrants were apprehended on Tilloo Cay, Abaco on Wednesday. According to RBDF officials, around 6:30 a.m. yesterday, patrol craft HMBS Kamalamee, commanded by Senior Lieutenant…

Winless ‘Stars’ Play Final Match Tonight

Source: The Voice CARIBBEAN Premier League (CPL) entertainment continues this evening at Kensington Oval in Barbados with host Barbados Tridents taking on bottom … The post Winless ‘Stars’ Play Final Match Tonight appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Winless ‘Stars’ Play Final Match Tonight

Teen Charged with Baby’s Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas Just two days after a brutal triple shooting in the Bain Town community, 19-year-old Anthon Davis-Stevens was yesterday charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder in the Magistrate’s Court. Appearing before Magistrate Jeanine Weech-Gomez, Davis-Stevens was charged with unlawfully causing the death of eight-month-old Sheldon…

Windies’ Historic Comeback Success

Source: The Voice Home Team Levels Test Series Against England 1-1 IT has been described as one of the great Test matches. Headingley … The post Windies’ Historic Comeback Success appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Windies’ Historic Comeback Success

Man Charged With Sex Abuse On Cruise Ship

Source: Bernews A Mississippi man was charged yesterday [Aug 30] in federal court in Boston for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor during a cruise from Boston to Bermuda, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. U.S. officials said the man was charged with one count of sexual abuse… Link:

Vieux Fort Children’s Society Facing Tough Times

Source: The Voice By Kingsley Emmanuel THE task of catering for the needs of the vulnerable children of Vieux Fort has now become … The post Vieux Fort Children’s Society Facing Tough Times appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Vieux Fort Children’s Society Facing Tough Times

ECCB To Launch 5 Year Strategic Plan

Source: The Voice THE Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy N. J. Antoine, will present the Bank’s five-year strategic plan … The post ECCB To Launch 5 Year Strategic Plan appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ECCB To Launch 5 Year Strategic Plan

Chopping incident at Road View

Source: Nation Newspaper POLICE ARE ON the scene of a violent incident at Road View, St Peter. Two women were chopped.  More details as they come to hand. (BN) Link: Chopping incident at Road View

CYEN Organizes Beach Cleanups

Source: The Voice THE Caribbean Youth Environment Network encourages Saint Lucians to adopt and continue to practice healthy waste disposal attitudes and practices … The post CYEN Organizes Beach Cleanups appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: CYEN Organizes Beach Cleanups

Kerchelle Jn. Charles-Hodge New Digicel Anguilla CEO

Source: The Voice Digicel yesterday announced the appointment of Kerchelle Jn. Charles-Hodge as Chief Executive Officer for its Anguilla operations effective immediately. In … The post Kerchelle Jn. Charles-Hodge New Digicel Anguilla CEO appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Kerchelle Jn. Charles-Hodge New Digicel Anguilla CEO

Yasmany Acosta, a Cuban Wrester Competing for Chile

Source: Havana Times Chile took the medal for South America in the World Wrestling Championships a few days ago in Paris. However, this historic event is in grand part due to Cuba’s group of trainers. Yasmani Acosta was the one responsible for this debut on the medal stand at the 2017 Paris Championships.

SMFC, NWU Finalize Negotiations

Source: The Voice CLERICAL, technical and administrative employees of the St. Lucia Mortgage and Finance Company Limited (SMFC) will benefit from completed negotiations … The post SMFC, NWU Finalize Negotiations appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SMFC, NWU Finalize Negotiations

Neon strengthens property team

Source: The Royal Gazette Neon has hired Ben Murphy from Hiscox to join its property insurance team in London. The company said this was the latest in a series of efforts to strengthen its property insurance offering across its London and Bermuda operations. Mr Murphy spent 12 years as a property underwriter at Hicox,…

Will: Yale offers a tutorial in social descent

Source: Cayman Compass The socialization of children, which prepares them to enter the wider world, has been shifted from parents to primary and secondary schools, and now to higher education… Link: Will: Yale offers a tutorial in social descent

Confirmed: Nahki Wells Transfers To Burnley

Source: Bernews [Updating: Bermuda’s star striker Nahki Wells has been transferred from Huddersfield to Premier League side Burnley on a three year contract. Both clubs said the terms of the deal are undisclosed, with multiple reports from the British media suggesting the fee was around £5m [$6.46 million]. It’s ‘Deadline Day’ for… Link:

Wrong twin doctor summoned to court

Source: Jamaica Star A judge at the Coroner’s Court on Maxfield Avenue apologised to Dr Japheth Ford, the twin brother of Dr Jephthah Ford, who was found guilty of corruption earlier this month, for mistakenly dragging him into court yesterday to give evidence in the… Link: Wrong twin doctor summoned to court

Rural school bus system rolls out September

Source: Jamaica Star The Education Ministry will be rolling out a pilot Rural School Bus Transport System in September, through a special partnership with the Ministry of Transport and Mining.The pilot will initially target students of the Programme of Advancement… Link: Rural school bus system rolls out September

Chef serving up Bajan cuisine in California

Source: Nation Newspaper ONE OF CALIFORNIA’S celebrated chefs and one of Barbados’ own, Sarah Kirnon has received an invitation from Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, to be part of the Barbados Food & Rum Festival. Kirnon,… Link: Chef serving up Bajan cuisine in California

Mayor Excited about Plans to Upgrade Castries Market

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Mayor of the City of Castries has endorsed the extensive and impressive plans by the Government of Saint Lucia to upgrade and modernize the Castries Market. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Honourable Allen Chastanet, along with Mayor Peterson D. Francis and representatives of the Ministry of Planning

Luciano Unable To Perform At Sept 3rd Concert

Source: Bernews Due to the death of his mother, Jamaican reggae star Luciano will not be able to perform at this weekend’s ‘Tribute to Fadda Dub’ concert, however the show will go on, organisers said today. A spokesperson said, “Reggae fans, One Love Promotions and MF Productions send condolences to JahmessenJah –… Link:

Could Renewable Energies Involve Everyone in Cuba?

Source: Havana Times Could renewable energy be an effort of all? The energy situation in Cuba is uncertain. Venezuela, its main supplier of fuels, is reducing deliveries and may even close the tap completely, should the government be overthrown or lose the next election. Link: Could Renewable Energies Involve Everyone in Cuba?

President says relationship with ExxonMobil will be based on “accountability, openness and aligned interests”

Source: Antigua Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Aug. 31, CMC  – President David Granger says his administration is will be working with US based oil giant, ExxonMobil, to develop a long term relationship founded on transparency, accountability, openness and aligned interests for the good of Guyana. During a meeting with a delegation of ExxonMObil executives…

Viking Sea Boat Incident ‘Under Investigation’

Source: Bernews When the car carrier Viking Sea was leaving the Hamilton docks yesterday afternoon with the assistance of two government tugs, “one of the tug’s towline parted” resulting in the vessel making contact with the corner of dock, and the incident is presently under investigation, the Transport Ministry has confirmed. A… Link:

Open Monuments days 2017

Source: Saba News Open Monuments days 2017 (weather permitting) In the weekend of 9 and 10 September, Saba will be joining the Open Monument Days which have been organized in the European Netherlands since 1987. Cooperation between Dutch Cultural Heritage Association Heemschut and the Dutch Museum Saba results for the second time in Open…

Where is our 21st-century Sir Henry?

Source: The Royal Gazette Sir Henry Tucker will stand out as one of the principle visionaries for 20th-century Bermuda. Born in 1903, he was a young man when he returned to the island after a stint working for the banks and brokerage firms in New York. Having spent a short time in school in…

DHL donates 90 laptops to Beyond Rugby

Source: The Royal Gazette Beyond Rugby students will be able to do their homework on laptops this year, thanks to DHL Express Bermuda. Rob Brown, DHL Bermuda country manager, said the donation of 90 reconditioned laptops will help to support young students. He said The children will be able to use them at the…

Workshops help you gain skills sculpting in sand

Source: The Royal Gazette Those looking to hone their sandcastle creation skills ahead of a long weekend competition will have two more chances. Free workshops will be held today and tomorrow evening ahead of the annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition taking place on Saturday. They will take place at Horseshoe Bay beginning at 5pm.…

Owner of sunken boat defends safety policy

Source: The Royal Gazette The owner of the rental pontoon that sunk in the Great Sound on Monday evening has said that the 13 passengers on board did not exceed the weight limit. The incident, in which six children and seven adults were pulled out of the water, is under investigation by marine police.…

Sailing instructor with a vision

Source: The Royal Gazette As a teenager, Rajae Woods raced in regattas worldwide. The hardest part wasnt qualifying for the championships, it was getting there. The 29-year-old believes Visionary Sailing Academy, a programme he started at West End Sailboat Club this summer, will help remedy that. Sailing is not a cheap sport, said Mr…

Seaview gym changes location and name

Source: The Royal Gazette The sea views may have gone, but there is plenty of reasons for members of The Ultimate Fitness Club to be thankful for their new location in the heart of Devonshire. Formerly the SeaView Ultimate Fitness Club, it moved to its new location at the beginning of July. The gym…

Airport contract to be reviewed

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt has renewed the Progressive Labour Partys election pledge to review the airport redevelopment contract. The Premier told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt that news of the possible sale of Aecon would also be considered as part of the review, although he did not specify if the review had begun or…

PM Stuart to receive National Values Assessment report soon

Source: Nation Newspaper PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART will soon receive the National Values Assessment report, which will outline the features of Barbadian life that should be reclaimed, retained or discarded as quickly as possible…. Link: PM Stuart to receive National Values Assessment report soon

What You Do with Your Money Matters

Source: Nation Newspaper Financial Leadership is giving your money PURPOSE and DIRECTION. You are the C.E.O. of a corporation. You need a team to fulfil the vision of your company and help execute the purpose of the company…. Link: What You Do with Your Money Matters

Police investigate suspected suicide

Source: Antigua Observer Family members of 72- year-old Conrad Parker, who was found hanging in his John Hughes home yesterday, are drawing on the strong support of neighbours and close friends to get them through the very tragic ordeal. According to information received from the police, Parker’s wife made the discovery shortly after…

Opposition politician pulls out of election race

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Colin “Hitman” Graham, the radio announcer who admitted last week that he has abused his girlfriend, will no longer contest the upcoming general election as a candidate of the main… Link: Opposition politician pulls out of election race

Throne Speech To Take Place On Friday, Sept 8

Source: Bernews The House of Assembly will convene next Friday [Sept 8] and the 2017 Throne Speech will be delivered, which will outline the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The last time the House of Assembly was in session was prior to the election, and at that time the breakdown… Link:

Death toll from Mumbai floods jumps to 14, rain eases up

Source: Nation Newspaper MUMBAI – Two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods caused by heavy monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India’s financial capital, police said, but lighter-than-feared… Link: Death toll from Mumbai floods jumps to 14, rain eases up

Stolen 21ft Boat Retrieved After Being Adrift

Source: Bernews A 21ft Mako was retrieved on Tuesday [Aug 29] after being adrift off Deep Bay, Pembroke, with the owner saying he “was glad to have his vessel back and reporting “that it had been stolen along with other items onboard.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Tuesday 29th August,… Link:

Isabella to stay until end 2017

Source: Saba News Kingdom Government Representative for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba Gilbert Isabella will remain in function until the end of this year, which is a few months longer than the original three years that had been agreed upon in 2014.Dutch caretaker Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk informed…

Inter-Service King Of The Grill BBQ Cook Off

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Police Service will be hosting the first ever Inter-service King of the Grill BBQ Cook Off on Saturday [Sept 2] at 6.00pm at Police Recreation Club Prospect Devonshire. The event poster says, “7 services have entered, but only one will be crowned King of the Grill! “Come out… Link:

RMS Models Economic Losses From Hurricane

Source: Bernews Analysis by RMS, a global risk modeling and analytics firm, has found that economic losses caused by wind, storm surge, and inland flood from Hurricane Harvey could be as high as U.S. $70-90 billion. “The majority of the overall loss is likely to be from inland flooding in the Houston… Link:

Monument Re Acquires Irish Life Assurance

Source: Bernews Monument Re Limited has acquired Laguna Life DAC, the Irish life assurance operations of Enstar Group Limited [Enstar]. Completion follows receipt of regulatory approval and satisfaction of closing conditions. Laguna conducts Class I life assurance business, and was placed into run-off in November 2009. It became part of Enstar, a… Link:

Ian Burford Joins Fidelis Insurance

Source: Bernews Fidelis Insurance announced that Ian Burford is joining the London underwriting team as Chairman of Specialised Risks effective September 4th, 2017. Bringing over 30 years of experience in the London insurance market, Burford will focus on identifying opportunities to expand specialised products in insurance and reinsurance, including MGA start-ups. He… Link:

P.U.P. Goes after Vegas for ‘Get-Rich’ Scheme with Lands

Source: Channel 5 Belize This afternoon, the People’s United Party registered its disgust with the latest revelations. In a forty-five minute press conference at its headquarters, Independence Hall, leader John Briceño assailed the Prime Minister for his failure to act sooner and for what he called attempts to downplay the involvement of his ex-deputy,…

What Did P.M. Know and What is Status of Vega Lands

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow As the Prime Minister contended in our interview after the House meeting of August twenty-first, the transactions detailed in a prior set of leaked documents involving the Vegas appeared to be legitimate on the surface and “I don’t know that there is any actionable illegality there.” But he…

Reform Must Be More than ‘Window-Dressing’

Source: Channel 5 Belize Gaspar Vega So what needs to be done differently to address the ‘hotbed of corruption’, as the Prime Minister himself termed the Ministry of Natural Resources to Belizean-Americans in Los Angeles in October of 2013? There have been several recent bills brought to the House of Representatives for first reading…

Vega and Darlene Padron Must Go!

Source: Channel 5 Belize Briceño also discussed the role of various Vega family members and acquaintances in roping off the Lands Ministry for their personal grab-tub, most notably former National Estate Officer and Justice of the Peace Darlene Padron, whom he alleges has done this many times before.  It appears, he said, that this…

Cell hold

Source: Nation Newspaper GOVERNMENT’S CONTENTIOUS PLAN to lift the ban on cellphone use in schools has been put on hold. The change in policy will not now come into force at the start of the new school year next month because… Link: Cell hold

Act now!

Source: Nation Newspaper FRESH AND URGENT CALLS are being made for a clear and decisive plan of action to stem the spread of gun violence. Politicians, civil society and the public added their voices to the growing clamour… Link: Act now!

Tears for two

Source: Nation Newspaper RENALDO “CONAN” GITTENS, 23, and 21-year-old Rico “Sad Boy” Burgess had an almost daily ritual that took them to the sea and to the block. But on Tuesday night, neither of them made the short distance… Link: Tears for two

Up and running ‘by next month’

Source: Nation Newspaper MAY’S LIGHTNING STRIKE at the Harry Bayley Observatory was the first time in its more than 50-year history that it had been damaged by lightning. However, said operations manager of the Barbados Astronomical… Link: Up and running ‘by next month’

1 Month Later, No Movement in Dead Baby Find

Source: Channel 5 Belize No one has been charged for the discarding of a baby boy in the east canal of Belize City. The discovery of a dead baby with its umbilical cord still attached occurred on July twentieth; it was inside a black plastic bag and was fished out of the waterway by…

$.75m bail on

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Thursday, August 31, 2017On trial now. Former People’s Partnership attorney general Anand Ramlogan, who has become the country’s first former AG to be charged with criminal offences, will appear in court tomorrow on two charges. Ramlogan, 45, who was detained at dawn on Tuesday for questioning on witness-tampering allegations…

Ferdie to tell allon Galicia deal

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017The T&T Guardian has been told that as part of its investigation into the procurement of the Cabo Star and the Ocean Flower 2 the Committee wants to “understand” how the ferry service got to the point which it has. While the Cabo Star is working the…

Ex-diplomat: Slap in face give up Ghana honour

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Thursday, August 31, 2017 Former T&T High Commissioner to Ghana Nyahuma Mentuhotep Obika says it is “disrespectful” for banker Robert Le Hunte to return the citizenship bestowed on him by the government of Ghana. Obika fears that there will be diplomatic fall out as a result of what he…

PM urges T&T to come together as winning team

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017Rhondor Dowlat Following through on the words of T&T’s most recent sporting heroes, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is urging citizens to support each another as Government seeks to implement the most progressive strategies and policies to attain economic, social and cultural growth and development. Earlier this…

JSC finds security holes at major ports

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, August 31, 2017 Members of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on National Security found loopholes in the security apparatus at two major ports of entry they toured on Tuesday. The JSC, chaired by Laventille East MP Fitzgerald Hinds, visited the Point Lisas Port (Plipdeco) and the South and…

2 men shot in drive-by

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017Two men are currently warded in hospital after being wounded in a shooting in El Socorro yesterday. Police said shortly after 1 pm, residents Chanka Trace, El Socorro South, reported hearing a volley of gunshots in their community. When they came outside several minutes later, they found…

vox pop independence 2

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017Questions: How do think T&T has fared in its 55 years of Independence? What is your fondest memory in our 55 years of Independence? What is your Independence wish for 2017? Dhanoo Sookoo, Sangre Chiquito: Failed state, food insecurity and increased food bill. We are dependent, not…

vox pop independence

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017Questions: How do you think Trinidad and Tobago has fared during its 55 years of independence? What are your fondest memories of independence? What is your independence wish for T&T? Tony Blackman, vendor, Petit Valley: From then to now a lot of development took place. People no…

Man sent to anger management for cursing cop

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017SASCHA WILSON One day after police officers were mobbed by Princes Town villagers, a “PH” driver was ordered to attend anger management sessions for two years for cursing the police in an unrelated matter. Andy Chase, 34, also called Kevon Charles, of Rio Claro, got a stern…

ICO analyst admits headbutting cop car

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cory Martinson, a senior appeals and policy analyst at the Information Commissioner’s Office, has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and causing damage to a police car after a drunken night last December at the Seven Mile Public Beach. The government official was said to have cursed at police and…

Budget scheduled for October delivery

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government is expected to deliver its first ever two-year budget in mid-October, the premier stated as the Legislative Assembly was adjourned Friday evening. This followed a three-day meeting in which the National Unity Government delivered its Strategic Policy Statement laying out the government’s goals over the next three years…

No plans to move fuel depot following fire

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The planning minister has confirmed that the government has no immediate plans to move the fuel tank storage facility at Jackson Point in South Sound, George Town, despite heightened concerns following what could have been a catastrophic fire in one of the tanks last month. Joey Hew told the…

Over 50 cops on extended holidays

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): There are currently 56 police officers enjoying extended paid holidays because the RCIPS got into a potentially costly situation regarding the build-up of what is known as ‘comp time’. At the end of December 2016 police officers had racked up almost 52,000 hours of overtime, extra work or vacation…

Cayman Islands Red Bay Primary Library gets a makeover

Source: Cayman Eye News This past weekend, dedicated volunteers from Prospect Community Group (PCG) gave the school library a facelift, and had fun doing so. On Saturday 26 August, 2017, volunteers from the Prospect Community gave up theirSaturday to lend a hand at the RBPS Library Rejuvenation Project. Efforts included cleaning, organizing and repainting…

Privy Council, last vestige of colonialism

Source: Cayman Eye News From Guardian tt IMAGE: Justin Sibion Photo by:Allan Ganpat Every August 31, I pause to reflect on how my forefathers and foremothers fought for our nation’s independence. Black Stalin could not capture it in better words with his long time calypso, Nothing comes Easy, when he sang about how many…

Botham and Atherton laud Windies win as one for the times

Source: Guyana Chronicle LEEDS, England (CMC) – Two noted legends of English cricket have hailed the West Indies’ stunning second Test win over England at Headingley as one of the finest sporting triumphs in recent memory. Ian Botham, arguably England’s greatest cricketer of all-time, and Michael Atherton, one of their most capped players…

7th edition of COURTS 10K set for October 1

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE COURTS Guyana Inc. 10K, one of the country’s most lucrative road races, will be held on October 1, with the company once again teaming up with the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) to host the seventh installation of the race. With over $2M invested in this year’s event, COURTS…

OMSCC Over-50 final

Source: Guyana Chronicle Caribbean Sensation upstage Skeldon to claim title By Frederick Halley TORONTO, Canada – A thunderous unbeaten 119-run fourth-wicket stand between skipper Ganesh Ramraj (54 not out) and Matbar ‘Brian’ Singh (49 not out) spurred Caribbean Sensation to an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Skeldon when the Ontario Masters Cricket Clubs (OMSCC)…

RHTYSC/Kares Engineering Inc. Patron’s Tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle Grill Master crowned champions as highly successful tournament concludes A BRILLIANT all-round performance by skipper Roy Jaferally on Sunday led his team Grill Master to championship honours in the RHTYSC/Kares Engineering Inc. Patron’s Green Economy softball tournament. Played at the Area ‘H’ ground, Grill Master of Canje crushed Prophecy Boys…

Havana Carnival from Behind the Bleachers

Source: Havana Times It’s nighttime at the Havana carnival. Floats and dancers stroll along the Malecon seawall. Behind the bleachers, away from the show, are interesting pictures to show. (30 photos) Link: Havana Carnival from Behind the Bleachers

Pakistan’s Sharjeel gets five-year ban for spot-fixing

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – Batsman Sharjeel Khan has been banned for five years by his country’s cricket board (PCB) for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League, local media reported yesterday. The 28-year-old will not be able to play domestic or international cricket for half the sentence and…

Serena can regain top ranking, Mouratoglou says

Source: Guyana Chronicle NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) – Serena Williams must put her career first after the birth of her first child if she wants to regain her place at the top of women’s tennis, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Former world number one Williams is due to become a mother in…

Dates confirmed for Guyana Softball Cup 7

Source: Guyana Chronicle ORGANISED by the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA), the seventh edition of the Guyana Softball Cup has been confirmed for November 3 to 5 in Georgetown. According to a release from the GFSCA, nine teams from New York, Florida, Canada have already confirmed their participation for the tournament. The…

BWS Doppler Radar Live Under Testing Status

Source: Bernews The Doppler Weather Radar has been undergoing repairs and today [Aug 30] appears to be functioning under testing status. The Bermuda Weather Service Doppler Radar page has a notice that says, “Under Test. Expect Radar Imagery To Be Unavailable From Time To Time For Extended Periods While Repairs Are Conducted!… Link:

AmEx Card Subsidiaries Sanctioned for Discrimination Against USVI and Territories

Source: St. John Source Taking actions that affects thousands of U.S. Virgin Islanders and hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans and other territorial residents, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sanctioned two American Express banking subsidiaries for discriminating against territorial customers. The CFPB is a new institution, formed in 2011, as the brainchild of Sen.…

Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca

Source: Nation Newspaper ARAFAT – Hundreds of thousands of Muslims began the annual haj pilgrimage on Wednesday, donning traditional white garments and heading to a tent camp outside the holy city of Mecca in an itinerary retracing… Link: Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca

Marco Archer sues website for defamation

Source: Cayman Compass Former Cayman Islands Finance Minister Marco Archer has won a temporary injunction against the publication of a website blog post that he alleged was defamatory, in a writ filed Monday with the Grand Court. Link: Marco Archer sues website for defamation

Caledonian Bank building sold for $3.8 million

Source: Cayman Compass Bringing relief to creditors after a two-year saga, Avata Property Services on Tuesday announced the $3.8 million sale of Caledonian House, former headquarters of the bankrupt Caledonian Bank Ltd. Link: Caledonian Bank building sold for .8 million

Construction begins on $80 million Periwinkle housing development

Source: Cayman Compass Construction is set to begin Monday on the Periwinkle housing development, a project in Grand Harbour that aims to be Cayman’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified community. Developers pegged the cost of the project at $80 million. Link: Construction begins on million Periwinkle housing development

South Sound resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Source: Cayman Compass Most days, Elizabeth Hurlston does not remember how old she is. Other days, she does not believe it. She turns 103 on Thursday, making her one of the oldest residents in the Cayman Islands. Link: South Sound resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Sports nominations open for Heroes Day awards

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman is preparing to shine the spotlight on sports as government gears up to host the 2018 National Heroes Day Awards. Culture minister Dwayne Seymour launched the public nominations for the event Wednesday. Link: Sports nominations open for Heroes Day awards

Cayman faith leaders attend religious conference

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman was represented at the recent 8th World Congress of the International Religious Liberty Association in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida. More than 550 attendees from 65 countries and six continents attended the Aug. 22-24 Congress. Link: Cayman faith leaders attend religious conference

Charged

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Somers Ltd shares rise 3.8

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Somers Limited rose by 50 cents, or 3. 8 per cent, to 13. 50 after 4,200 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Meanwhile, BFampM Ltd closed 40 cents lower, or 1. 9 per cent, at 20. 60 after 8,200 shares changed hands. On the New York Stock Exchange…

FirstBank Puerto Rico, Plaintiff, vs. Justine D. Callwood and Shanna Marie James, Defendants

Source: St. John Source IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN FIRSTBANK PUERTO RICO,                                                            Plaintiff, vs.                      JUSTINE D. CALLWOOD and                                SHANNA MARIE…

UN accuses Venezuelan security forces of rights violations

Source: St. Lucia Times Reuters:-The United Nations on Wednesday said Venezuela’s security forces had committed extensive and apparently deliberate human rights violations in crushing anti-government protests. The actions indicated “a policy to repress political dissent and instil fear”, the U.N. human rights office said in a report that called for further investigation. It called on the…

News Item on Tropical Storm Harvey & Tropical Storm Irma

Source: Bahamas Weekly News item on Tropical Storm Harvey issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office section, at 6pm Wednesday 30th August 2017. … Harvey still producing tropical-storm-force winds near the Louisiana Coast … News item on Tropical storm Irma issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology forecast office section, at…

Cuba Reports on the Forming of Tropical Storm Irma

Source: Havana Times As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to cause flooding and other damage in Texas and Louisiana, a new tropical storm, Irma, was born today in the far eastern Atlantic, reported INSMET, the Cuban Forecast Center. Link: Cuba Reports on the Forming of Tropical Storm Irma

Virgin Grand Villas-St. John Condominium Owners’ Association, Plaintiff, vs. William H. Sammeth, Trustee, Defendant

Source: St. John Source IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN VIRGIN GRAND VILLAS – ST. JOHN                 CONDOMINIUM OWNERS’ASSOCIATION,                                                                               Plaintiff,                                              vs. William H. Sammeth, Trustee, William H.      …

PM Stuart offers sympathy to Trump

Source: Nation Newspaper PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART has extended deepest sympathy to the President of the United States, Donald Trump, on the loss of life and the devastation in Texas, resulting from the alarming effects of… Link: PM Stuart offers sympathy to Trump

BWS: Tropical Storm Irma ‘Not A Threat’

Source: Bernews Tropical Storm Irma — the ninth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season – is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time,” the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] said today [Aug 30], adding that its closest point of approach to the island within 72 hrs is forecast to be… Link:

Captain Quarters sale purchase agreement executed

Source: Saba News On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, on the grounds of Captain Quarters, the sale purchase agreement was executed. Present was Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Legal advisor Gerald de Jong, and GIS Saskia Matthew on behalf of Public Entity Saba and Wim and Johanna Van ‘t Hof on behalf of J.W. Hotel…

Siwell, Inc. d/b/a Capital Mortgage Services of Texas, Plaintiff, v. Paul S. Eykel, Defendant

Source: St. John Source IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN SIWELL, INC. d/b/a CAPITAL                                 MORTGAGE SERVICES OF TEXAS,                                                                   Plaintiff,                      v.  PAUL S.…

30 Minute Video: August 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:

Questionable Conclusions on Section 936

Source: Puerto Rico Report A recent National Bureau of Economic Research report on Section 936, the tax law that gave U.S. multinational corporations enormous tax breaks in the 20th century, has drawn some questionable conclusions. “US Multinationals in Puerto Rico and the Repeal of Section 936 Tax Exemption for U.S. Corporations” by Zadia M. Feliciano…

Harbour Nights cancelled

Source: The Royal Gazette The last Harbour Nights event of the year has been cancelled. A spokeswoman said the decision was made because of the forecasted stormy weather. She added In this instance, we take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, partners, set-up crews, vendors and all others who have worked alongside us to…

Minister Travel Web Page Being Upgraded

Source: Bernews The Ministers’ travel web page is “being upgraded and will be placed on the Government portal” and will “become active by the end of October,” Minister Lovitta Foggo said, adding that “my Cabinet colleagues and I are committed to full transparency and will post all government-related travel expenses on the site.” The… Link:

Atlanticville man dies in crash

Source: Stabroek News The Police say they are probing a fatal accident which occurred about 1 this morning on the Liliendaal Public Road, ECD, that resulted the death of motorist Terrence Bowen, 36 years, of Lot 62 Atlanticville, ECD. Link: Atlanticville man dies in crash

Hunt for UK businessman missing in Barbados

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-A British businessman who is believed to have been working in Barbados has been reported missing. Car salesman Steven Weare, from Lancashire, was last seen in the car park of a Burger King restaurant near Bridgetown on 23 August. The 49-year-old was driving a silver Mitsubishi Warrior pick-up with the…

Weather Forecast For Thursday August 31

Source: Bernews Thursday, August 31 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 28°C/83°F and the low to be near 24°C/75°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NNW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 65%. Sunrise will be at 6.53am… Link:

Bay Vista Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. David R. Patterson, Defendant

Source: St. John Source IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN BAY VISTA OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.                                                                                                           Plaintiff,                                              vs. DAVID R. PATTERSON,                                                              …

Saint Lucia partners with CARPHA on vector control

Source: St. Lucia Times The Ministry of Health and Wellness has partnered with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to develop a new model for community-based vector control initiatives, aimed at empowering communities to play a more robust role in vector control efforts. The partnership comes in the face of spikes in vector borne…

St. John Rescue Reports to the Public

Source: St. John Source Dear Source: Greetings to all our friends from St. John Rescue.  We are once again in hurricane season.  It is imperative that we do not become complacent simply because we have not experienced a damaging hurricane in more than 20 years.  We should all be looking around our homes and…

‘Hitman’ withdraws as NDP candidate

Source: iWitness News Colin “Hitman” Graham, the radio announcer who admitted last week that he has abused his girlfriend, has withdrawn himself from further consideration as an election candidate for the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP). The NDP made the announcement in … Continue reading → Link: ‘Hitman’ withdraws as NDP candidate

Accident at Bakers

Source: Nation Newspaper An accident involving a lone vehicle occurred this afternoon when a truck crashed into a utility pole along Bakers Road in St Peter. Reports indicate that there were injuries however the nature and… Link: Accident at Bakers

Kadooment shooting accused remanded

Source: Nation Newspaper THE THREE MALES charged in connection with a number of offences committed on Kadooment Day, have been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds, after appearing in Criminal Court No. 1 of the District “A”… Link: Kadooment shooting accused remanded

Storm-hit Houston strains from influx of evacuees, crime outbreak

Source: Nation Newspaper HOUSTON – Houston strained under the arrival of tens of thousands of people fleeing submerged homes and flooded roads on Wednesday, while some incidents of looting and armed robberies forced a midnight… Link: Storm-hit Houston strains from influx of evacuees, crime outbreak

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