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August 19, 2017

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Bermudians role in fight against racism

Source: The Royal Gazette A message of love and understanding in Bermudian April Brancos painting ltigtResting Placeltigt has won international recognition after it became a symbol for anti-white supremacist protesters Virginia last weekend. Her image was used by Mark Martin to represent Adam and Eve on a placard he carried during the demonstration last.…

GLTA concludes P&P Insurance lawn tennis camp

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) and the P&P Insurance Brokers concluded their annual tennis camp recently on a jovial note with 47 participants at the closing ceremony at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. GLTA vice-president Grace McCalman, in her remarks mentioned that this camp “is significant to the GLTA…

Taking off without leaving the ground

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kalifa ClynePublished: Sunday, August 20, 2017kalifa.clyne@guardian.co.tt As far back as Rodney Ragbir could remember, he wanted to fly airplanes. During his first visit to a library as a child, when he was encouraged to choose a book, he chose one about pilots. It started a fascination that fuelled his dreams. Whenever…

Shane Watson appointed as St Lucia Stars captain

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017The management of the St Lucia Stars have appointed Shane Watson as their captain for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL),whilst Marlon Samuels will be his vice-captain. After six successive defeats in the 2017 season the management has made the switch in leadership…

Ramsingh strolls into U-19 Girls last-eight

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, August 19, 2017 T&T’s Ananda Ramsingh was gifted a spot in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Under-19 Singles at the Caribbean Regional Badminton Championship hosted by the T&T Badminton Association after a default win against Barbadian Cheyanna Burnette-Griffith at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua on Thursday night. However,…

Govt blanks T&TCB box at Lara Academy

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, August 19, 2017 The T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) is upset that they have been overlooked for a hospitality suite for the knockout stages of CPL T20 tournament at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba. The TTCB wrote a letter to the minister of Sport asking that they…

Williams leads Tallawahs to last-over win

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017GEORGETOWN, Guyana– With the hosts requiring eight runs for victory in pursuit of 129 for victory at the Guyana National Stadium, Williams conceded a mere five runs while picking up two wickets to fire Tallawahs to their fourth win in five outings. Jason Holder, who made 24…

Stokely Vale blanks Georgia in TFA

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017Three different players were on target as Stokely Vale blanked Georgia FC 3-0 when matches in the Tobago Football Association continued on Thursday. David Mc Dougall opened the scoring in the 19th minute for Stokely Vale while Onasie Fored made it 2-0 two minutes later before Jamaine…

Sterling Global Financial Lauds Forbes Magazine’s ranking Bahamas First for Real Estate Investors

Source: Bahamas Weekly Sterling Global Financial Lauds Forbes Magazine’s Ranking Bahamas First for Real Estate Investors, Re-affirms Company’s Belief, Growing Investment in Country Sterling Global Financial, a broad-based real estate and international financial services provider with US$9 billion in assets under administration and management, today applauded Forbes magazine’s ranking The Bahamas as the…

Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017WASHINGTON Icahn said in a letter to Trump released Friday that he is stepping down to prevent “partisan bickering” about his unofficial role that Democrats suggested could benefit him financially. Trump lost a pair of business advisory councils on Wednesday over his inability to condemn the role…

CARICOM condemns ‘callous’ terrorist attacks in Spain

Source: St. Lucia Times CARICOM Today:-The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has condemned this week’s ‘shocking and callous’ terrorist attacks in Spain which killed 14 civilians and left more than 100 injured. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada, expressed the Region’s position in a message of condolence to the Prime Minister of Spain,…

Industrial action staged at Westgate

Source: The Royal Gazette The Ministry of National Security has confirmed that industrial action took place at the Westgate Correctional Facility today, adding that the Department of Corrections leadership continues to meet with the Prison Officers Association to address the concerns. The ministry confirmed that among the issues raised was staff shortages at the.…

Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN –  President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up, removing a far-right architect of his 2016 election victory and a driving… Link: Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval

Family Centre Set To Host Annual Beach Bash

Source: Bernews Family Centre’s annual Beach Bash will take place this year on Friday, September 8 at 7.00pm at the Fairmont Southampton Ocean Club beach and seats are now on sale. “This one of a kind fundraiser brings the community together for a unique entertainment experience, while keeping the sole focus and… Link:

Family Centre to host fundraiser on beach

Source: The Royal Gazette Family Centre has announced it is holding its annual Beach Bash at the Fairmont Southampton Ocean Club beach this year. The fundraising event is due to take place on Friday, September 8 at 7pm and will give the community the opportunity to come together for entertainment, while keeping the sole…

Meet Bermuda Football Player Koa Goodchild

Source: Bernews In the sixth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 14-year-old Koa Goodchild. 1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? I am honored to… Link:

CARICOM condemns ‘callous’ terrorist attacks in Spain

Source: Nation Newspaper GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana –   The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has condemned this week’s “shocking and callous” terrorist attacks in Spain which killed 14 civilians and left more than 100 injured.  … Link: CARICOM condemns ‘callous’ terrorist attacks in Spain

July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Earth sweated to its second hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880. At 61.89 degrees (16.63 Celsius), last month was behind July 2016′s all-time record by .09 degrees. But Earth’s land temperatures in…

Guyana: Girl crushed to death after house collapses

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Guyana: Girl crushed to death after house collapses appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Onlookers gathered outside the collapsed structure. (NEWSROOM) – A young woman, who has been identified as Amber Richards, 12, was this afternoon crushed to death after a house she visited, collapsed with her

Tesha Miller's mother, brother sue government

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The mother and brother of reputed gang leader Tesha Miller have taken the government to court over the police seizure of two motor vehicles in March last year. In the suit filed against the Attorney General, Sharon James and Harden Miller… Link: Tesha Miller’s mother, brother sue government

Industrial Action, Meeting With Prison Officers

Source: Bernews The Ministry of National Security said that as a result of today’s industrial action  at the Westgate Correctional Facility, the Department of Corrections leadership “continues to meet with the Prison Officers Association to address the concerns.” The Ministry also confirmed that among the issues raised was staff shortages at the… Link:

China Replaces Venezuela as Cuba’s Main Trade Partner

Source: Havana Times China replaced Venezuela as Cuba’s main trading partner in 2016, with an exchange of over 2.585 billion USD, due to the South American country’s deep economic crisis, which has reduced bilateral trade with the island by 70% since 2014, according to official statistics from the Cuban government. Link: China Replaces

Heineken Green Synergy Keeps Shine on Summer!

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-You know that summer is not over just yet, not until the rhythmic vibes of Heineken Green Synergy begins to fill the air. Andas expected, excitement has been brewing among the local DJ fraternity as well as the thousands of fans, as plans for the highly anticipated Heineken Green…

Cricket: Eastern County Cup Teams Announced

Source: Bernews The two Eastern County teams have been selected for the Second Round match scheduled for Saturday August 19th. Bailey’s Bay Rodney Trott – Captain Terryn Fray – Vice Captain Stephen Outerbridge Tre Govia Malachi Jones Zeko Burgess Kyle Hodsoll Derrick Brangman Sinclair Smith Tre Manders Coolie Durham Reserves: Nyrobi Mills,… Link:

Digicel founder has hands in business of new telecoms operator

Source: Curacao Chronicle KINGSTON – Irish business magnate Denis O’Brien, founder and chairman of telecommunications provider Digicel, is behind the St Lucia-based subsea cable operator Deep Blue Cable that has announced plans to operate a fibre-optic cable network that will provide connectivity across the Caribbean. Deep Blue Chief Executive Officer Stephen Scott confirmed O’Brien’s…

CARICOM secretary-general asks Sweden for help on blacklisting issue

Source: Curacao Chronicle GEORGETOWN – Secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, has urged Sweden to use its position in two major international organisations to highlight the unfair labelling of some of the Community’s member states as “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions”. Speaking at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Guyana headquarters during the accreditation ceremony of…

30 Minute Video: August 18 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:

Five Cubans among victims in Barcelona and Cambrils

Source: Havana Times The Barcelona attack on Thursday, which left 13 people dead and a hundred injured, and the following terrorist attack in Cambrils (Tarragona) have left people of over 20 different nationalities dead and injured, the Spanish Civil Protection Agency announced this Friday. Link: Five Cubans among victims in Barcelona and Cambrils

Weather Forecast For Saturday August 19

Source: Bernews Saturday, August 19 is expected to see thunderstorms, with the high to be near 29°C/85°F and the low to be near 27°C/80°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be west. The relative humidity is expected to be near 77%. Sunrise will be at 6.45am and sunset will be… Link:

Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89

Source: Cayman Eye News From BBC Sir Bruce Forsyth, the veteran entertainer and presenter of many successful TV shows, has died aged 89. The former Strictly Come Dancing host had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection. His long career in showbusiness began when…

GPL’s Parika centre robbed by armed bandits

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says that just after midday today, three armed bandits stormed its Parika Customer Service Centre; robbing the location of all revenues received up until that time, holding the  staff and customers at gun point and disarming a security guard of a gun. Link: GPL’s

How Will They Explain The Millions?

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…

Woman attacked while running in Barkers

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A woman who was out running at around 6:30 along one of the mangrove tracks in the dikes in Barkers National Park, on Friday morning, was attacked by a man from behind wearing a T-shirt over his face, police have said. The woman sustained minor injuries and the attacker fled…

Berkeley Board Congratulates Michelle Simmons

Source: Bernews The Board of Governors of the Berkeley Institute have extended their congratulations to Mrs. Michelle Simmons on her appointment by the Governor as an independent senator. A spokesperson said, “The Board of Governors of the Berkeley Institute, is delighted to publicly congratulate Mrs. Michelle Simmons on her appointment by His… Link:

Bus schedule amended on Sunday

Source: The Royal Gazette The bus service schedule will be altered on Sunday due to the Bermuda Bicycle Association Road Race. The bus travelling east from the Dockyard depot will begin later in the morning and will then follow the normal Sunday schedule beginning at 10. 35am. Route number 7 buses from Hamilton travelling…

Press Release: 2017 Top CSEC Student Named

Source: Antigua Observer JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda –Friday 18th August, 2017………The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is pleased to name Eric Emmanuel Joseph Jr. as the top student in the June, 2017 sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination. Joseph of Baptist Academy wrote and passed 15 subjects, securing 13…

GPL’s Parika Customer Service branch robbed

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Guyana Power Light (GPL) Customer Service Centre branch was robbed Friday after three armed bandits stormed the location disarming the security guard of his handgun. Reports indicate that the company was robbed of an undisclosed sum and GPL staff and customers who were held at gun point were also…

New Demerara River Bridge to commence construction in 2018

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Government of Guyana is moving along with its plan to construct a new Demerara River Bridge and will soon commence the process of pre-qualifying contractors for the project. Through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of the New…

Traffic offenders fined and disqualified

Source: The Royal Gazette A 33-year-old man was today fined and taken off the roads for driving while more than twice the legal alcohol limit. Kiransinh Rajput pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court to driving while over the legal alcohol limit. The court heard that the Sandys resident crashed his motorcycle into the back of…

Abic education awards benefit 20 students

Source: The Royal Gazette Twenty scholarships have been handed out by the Association of Bermuda International Companies Education Awards programme at a special luncheon. Christian Dunleavy, chairman of the Abic Education Awards, said I would like to congratulate all of the recipients for 2017, an acknowledgement of their dedication to achieving the ambitious. ..

InselAir wants to extend deferment of payment

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The embattled airline InselAir is considering requesting an extension on their deferment of payment. According to the Director of International Affairs, Edward Heerenveen, this has to do with the use of one of the two MD-80s which is almost ready to fly. InselAir wants to use this aircraft…

Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan’s presidential office Friday, authorities said. The Taiwanese man who was arrested at the scene said he was expressing his political views and had stolen the sword from a nearby history museum,…

Photos: Celebrity Summit Crew Clean Beaches

Source: Bernews Crew members from the Celebrity Summit cruise ship took the afternoon off from their duties on board the ship to do a beach cleanup on Thursday afternoon [Aug 17], along with Keep Bermuda Beautiful at Black Bay Beach and the Glass Beach in Dockyard. A spokesperson said, “Cruise ships bring… Link:

Bus Service Advisory For Sunday, August 20

Source: Bernews On Sunday, 20th August 2017, public bus service will be altered due to the Bermuda Bicycle Association Road Race. “Bus service from the Dockyard depot travelling east will begin later in the morning and will follow the normal Sunday schedule beginning at 10:35 a.m,” a Government spokesperson said. “Route number… Link:

Temporary arrivals terminal at CJIA

Source: Stabroek News The Management of Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) is currently undertaking a massive expansion project  and a Temporary Arrivals Terminal Building was recently constructed. Link: Temporary arrivals terminal at CJIA

Sandys teen fined 2,000 for Cup Match fight

Source: The Royal Gazette A Sandys teen was today fined 2,000 for taking part in a fight at St Georges Cricket Club on the last day of Cup Match. Jomari Gooden at an earlier appearance in Magistrates Court denied a charge of affray but changed his plea to guilty this morning. The court heard…

Met. Services issues All-Clear for St Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release: Tropical storm Harvey continues to track away from Saint Lucia and the threats from the hazards associated with this system have diminished considerably. Tropical storm warnings have been discontinued for Saint Lucia from 1:00pm today. As a result the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will issue no more advisories…

All clear issued by St. Lucia Met. Services

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post All clear issued by St. Lucia Met. Services appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Tropical storm Harvey continues to track away from Saint Lucia and the threats from the hazards associated with this system have diminished considerably. Tropical storm warnings have been discontinued for Saint Lucia

Shedding light on the solar eclipse

Source: Cayman News Service Would you be able to find out the best time and place in Cayman to view the August solar eclipse and how much of the sun will be obscured here? Read Auntie’s answer and comment on CNS Local Life Link: Shedding light on the solar eclipse

Man charged with gun offences

Source: The Royal Gazette A 33-year-old St Georges man accused of possessing a firearm and ammunition was this morning remanded in custody. Dion Cholmondeley was charged in Magistrates Court with possession of a Glock 9mm handgun and four rounds of 9mm calibre ammunition without a licence in Warwick on August 15. He was not…

Appeal for witnesses to stabbing death

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have reissued an appeal for witnesses to the fatal stabbing of Jahkoby Smith. Mr Smith was killed during a fight at the wake of shooting victim Jahcari Francis, at the West End Sailboat Club, Sandys, on Saturday, July 29, at about 7. 15pm. Today, the Bermuda Police Service called…

Syed gets 8 years for UCCI theft

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Hassan Iftikar Syed (51), the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) who was convicted of stealing and defrauding the institution of over CI$700,000 of public money, was handed an eight-year prison term, Friday. Justice Phillip St John-Stevens, the visiting judge who presided over the…

Roadworks next week

Source: The Royal Gazette A section of Palmetto Road will be reduced to one lane early next week. Resurfacing work will take place between Bishop Spencer Road and Border Lane during off-peak times on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Works and Engineering. On Wednesday and Thursday, Parsons Road will be reduced…

JetBlue Offering Bermuda Packages At 50% Off

Source: Bernews JetBlue is now offering vacation packages to Bermuda with 50% discounts on air and hotel, with flights out of New York and Boston. The Bermuda vacation packages which allow travel dates until March 2018 need to be booked by August 28th and start at $699 per person, and include flights… Link:

Guyana: Baby in car died of suffocation – autopsy

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Guyana: Baby in car died of suffocation – autopsy appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (STABROEK NEWS) – A post-mortem examination carried out on the body of nine-month-old Jadiel Christian, who died after being forgotten in a locked car, revealed that she died from suffocation. This

Local Pharmacist Receives Major Award

Source: Antigua Chronicle Local Pharmacist, Alfred Athill, was showered with accolades during the 37th Annual Caribbean Association of Pharmacists Conference in Belize over the weekend. Athill, who is Antigua and Barbuda’s Director of Pharmaceutical Services collected the Regulatory Affairs Award for High Standards, Excellent Services and Dedication during the prestigious event and for…

UPP Calls For Resignation of Tourism Minister

Source: Antigua Chronicle Despite forecasts for record levels of visitors for Antigua’s 60th Anniversary of Carnival, stay over arrivals to Antigua and Barbuda continue on a downward trajectory. The latest statistics for the month of July show a 10% decline across all markets, indicating that the projected arrivals did not meet expectations. The UPP is extremely…

Bardon joins JLT Re in Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Nicolas Bardon has been appointed as a partner of JLT Re in Bermuda. He was formerly with Bermudian-based Somerset Holdings, a reinsurance intermediary, where had led business development and production. Before that he worked at Citigroup and Bank of NY Mellon. Mr Bardon will report to Guy Hengesbaugh, Partner and…

EMS `Carnival ‘60’ Strategic Plan a Success

Source: Antigua Chronicle The Carnival Season’s Strategic Plan put together by the Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service (ABEMS) was deemed a success. According to information from the Head of the EMS, Shawn Greenidge, the dedicated staff of ABEMS showed their commitment to providing the best pre hospital services to the citizens, residents…

QEH Outpatients’ Clinics closed

Source: Nation Newspaper THE PUBLIC IS advised that all clinics at the Outpatients’ Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will be cancelled today, Friday, August 18, 2017. Patients with clinic appointments for today… Link: QEH Outpatients’ Clinics closed

ABBA Names Final Squad to Participate in Upcoming LIBA Tournament (photos)

Source: Antigua Chronicle After months of intense preparation for the 2017 U20 Male Leeward Islands Basketball Association (LIBA) Tournament, the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) is pleased to announce the final squad due to participate in the upcoming competition. Selected were Ahmani Browne, Alexis Jackson, Danny Perez, De-lornje Jules, Ezekiel Francois, Javon…

BWA Offices closed today, essential services activated

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS WATER Authority (BWA) advises the public that its offices at the Pine Estate, St Michael and Probyn Street, Bridgetown will remain closed today Friday, August 18. This is to conduct an… Link: BWA Offices closed today, essential services activated

Flow Awards 23 Scholarships

Source: The St. Lucia Star Castries, Saint Lucia, August 17, 2017 – Nearly two dozen young scholars will be starting the 2017-2018 academic year with a renewed sense of resolve, following the award of scholarships on Tuesday from Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications service provider. Over the past 23 years, Flow has

Still no money for Giro Bank of sale Plaza Hotel

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The sale of the Plaza Hotel is still not finished yet and the Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina does not understand why the American Allied United Financial Corporation came up with surprising new demands after the group had previously bought the hotel at auction. The Minister is…

Ghana bans skin bleaching products

Source: St. Lucia Times africanews.com:-The Ghana Food and Drugs Authority has commenced the implementation of the ban on import and sale of skin bleaching products imposed in January this year. The Acting Chief Executive of the Authority, Mimi Darko told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that they are cracking down on the products in…

Photos: Cruise Ship Insignia Visits St. Georges

Source: Bernews The 594-foot passenger ship Insignia as at berth in St. George’s today [Aug 18]. According to the latest version of the 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the ship is carrying an estimated 734 passengers and 386 crew as it makes its Bermuda stop. The ship which arrived yesterday is scheduled… Link:

Notice on status of airport and seaport operations

Source: St. Lucia Times August 18, 2017 – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) wishes to advise customers and members of the public that due to the passing of Tropical Storm Harvey currently affecting St. Lucia, its Headquarters, Castries and Vieux Fort Seaports will be closed until 1:00pm today or until…

Notice: Status of Airport and Seaport Operations

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Notice: Status of Airport and Seaport Operations appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) wishes to advise customers and members of the public that due to the passing of Tropical Storm Harvey currently affecting St.

iciHaiti – Politic : Entry into force of the agreement Indotel-CONATEL

Source: Haiti Libre Jose Del Castillo Saviñón, President of the Dominican National Institute of Telecommunications, announced that the bilateral agreement with the CONATEL, aimed at resolving problems of interference of broadcasters at the border… Link: iciHaiti – Politic : Entry into force of the agreement Indotel-CONATEL

Haiti – FLASH : Biometrics defeats irregular Haitians in DR

Source: Haiti Libre Lieutenant General Máximo William Muñoz Delgado, Director General of Migration, revealed that during migration control operations, Migration Inspectors had seized in the hands of Haitians in an irregular situation… Link: Haiti – FLASH : Biometrics defeats irregular Haitians in DR

UPDATE: Flights disruptions due to Tropical Storm Harvey

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATE: Flights disruptions due to Tropical Storm Harvey appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. liat(PRESS RELEASE) – LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey that several destinations have been affected. Due to several airport closures and late opening times

All clear issued but DEM still urges resident to stay indoors

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS HAS BEEN given the “all clear” in the wake of the passing of Tropical Storm Harvey. But the country’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is still asking Barbadians to stay off the streets… Link: All clear issued but DEM still urges resident to stay indoors

SLSWMA Notice

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority advises all residents that there will be no garbage collection today Friday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey. The Deglos Sanitary Landfill and the Vieux Fort Solid Waste Management Facility also remain closed today. All are encouraged to comply and stay tuned…

WPA expresses concern over garbage arrangements

Source: Stabroek News Cevons clearing city garbage WPA STATEMENT ON THE UNRESOLVED ISSUE OF GARBAGE COLLECTION IN THE GEORGETOWN MUNICIPALITY The WPA is deeply concerned that the Georgetown City Council’s inability to honour its financial obligations to Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers has the potential of endangering the health and lives of…

New Beauty Standards

Source: Havana Times When you are young, you don’t think too much about your appearance, you just have to be a bit charming, as firm skin makes up for a not so beautiful face. And it’s true, once your body begins to age, you begin to worry… Link: New Beauty Standards

Dodental loopt op naar 14

Source: Suriname Times Het dodenaantal van de terroristische aanslagen in Spanje is opgelopen tot veertien. Spaanse autoriteiten melden dat het laatste slachtoffer een vrouw is, maar verder is haar identiteit onbekend. Inmiddels is ook bekend dat er 130 gewonden zijn. De slachtoffers hebben zeker 34 nationaliteiten, waaronder de Filipijnse, de Chinese, de Hondurese,…

Erdogan: Turken moeten tegen Merkel stemmen

Source: Suriname Times ANKARA – De Turkse president Recep Tayip Erdogan heeft de ongeveer 3 miljoen stemgerechtigde Turken die in Duitsland wonen opgeroepen om niet op de CDU, de partij van bondskanselier Merkel en nog enkele andere partijen te stemmen. De Duitsers gaan op op 24 september naar de stembus om een nieuwe…

Cabinet reduces processing fees for CIP

Source: Antigua Observer   The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the country’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) said the processing fees across all the investment options for the programme have been reduced. At the same time, she has dismissed reports from the opposition and regional media sites which are saying the investment amounts…

Antigua: Police report spike in child rape

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-The police said that they are seeing a spike in the number of statutory rape cases, especially during the summer months. “One of the things I have noticed as an investigator, is that summer vacation is when we tend to see a peak in children below the age of…

Aanval met mes in Finland

Source: Suriname Times AMSTERDAM – Politie in Finland heeft vrijdag een man aangehouden die verschillende mensen heeft neergestoken in de stad Turku. Hoeveel slachtoffers de man heeft gemaakt, is niet bekend. Er zijn in ieder geval ’meerdere’ gewonden. Aan het publiek wordt gevraagd om uit het gebied weg te blijven. Op dit moment…

Sparta haalt Mühren terug naar Nederland

Source: Suriname Times Robert Mühren is dit seizoen weer te bewonderen in de Eredivisie. De 28-jarige aanvaller verruilt Zulte Waregem per direct voor Sparta, zo melden de Rotterdammers op de eigen website. Mühren wordt voor twee jaar gehuurd door de eredivisionist. Hij speelde pas enkele maanden voor Zulte Waregem, dat hem in januari…

The Social Partnership

Source: Barbados Today It is often said that where a people do not know their history, they are doomed to repeat it.  In the case of the Commonwealth Caribbean region, to repeat our history is often seen as finding ourselves in a prostrate position, where the needs of the majority of citizens are…

La Wòz celebrations underway

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Gwan Fèt will be Held in Dennery Village on Aug 30. Fèt La Wòz is the celebration of one of two “floral societies which expresses an exhaustive system of mock administration from a royal family to an army, police force, judiciary, health service, and education system,” (from The Flower…

Sterren FC Barcelona rouwen mee na aanslag

Source: Suriname Times De boegbeelden van FC Barcelona hebben via de sociale media medeleven betuigd met de slachtoffers van de terreuraanslag donderdag in ‘hun’ stad. Lionel Messi en Luis Suárez lieten via Twitter en Facebook van zich horen, evenals doelman Jasper Cillessen. ,,Ik wil mijn medeleven en steun overbrengen aan de families en…

Belg beroofd

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – Een 60-jarige Belg is gisteren in Paramaribo beroofd. Hij liep over de Martin Luther Kingweg in de richting van de Latourweg om een kopje koffie te kopen. Uit zijn verklaring blijkt dat hij van achteren werd overrompeld door vier mannen die ongemaskerd en ongewapend waren. Zijn halsketting en…

Prime Minister recognized added value GreenTown

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – On Friday, August 11, the Board members of Curaçao GreenTown Foundation were invited by Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath. Rhuggenaath earlier announced that he believes that it is good to have an organization such as GreenTown Foundation play an active role in the process of sustainable development in Curaçao…

Two unidentified bodies found

Source: Jamaica Star The bodies of two men believed to be in their late 20s were found on Wednesday.The first was found on the Caymanas Estate main road in St Catherine. The body is of brown complexion, medium build and is about 165 centimetres (5 feet 5 inches) long… Link: Two unidentified bodies

Car stolen from under broken CCTV camera

Source: Jamaica Star The owner of a motor vehicle which was stolen in Ocho Rios is furious after the police informed him that the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera installed just metres away was not working when thieves made off with the car.AndrÈ O’Connor said he… Link: Car stolen from under broken CCTV camera

Man charged with larceny

Source: Jamaica Star A St Catherine man who allegedly stole more than $500,000 from his employer has been charged with larceny.He is 28-year-old Dwayne Ewart of Angels, Spanish Town, St Catherine.Ewart was charged by the Spanish Town police yesterday and is to appear in… Link: Man charged with larceny

Aspiring teacher seeks HELP to attend college

Source: Jamaica Star The Mico University College academic year is set to begin on August 29, and 21-year-old aspiring teacher, Iris Bailey, is hoping for a silver lining in the dark clouds which currently hang over her chances of admission.At the moment, a tuition fee… Link: Aspiring teacher seeks HELP to attend college

Popular doctor to be sentenced for corruption charges

Source: Jamaica Star Popular medical doctor Jephthah Ford is now awaiting his August 22 sentencing date, after being found guilty of corruption charges when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.Ford was convicted on two counts of attempting… Link: Popular doctor to be sentenced for corruption charges

From poverty to professor – J'can uses athletics to excel

Source: Jamaica Star While growing up in the community of Alexandria, St Ann, Richard Cross said he didn’t have many of the basic necessities many persons take for granted.The 35-year-old, who attended the Aabuthnott Gallimore High School,… Link: From poverty to professor – J’can uses athletics to excel

Drug traffickers target Kingston airport

Source: Jamaica Star The Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) appears to be a popular route for persons transporting drugs in and out of the country.Data obtained from the Statistics and Information Management Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) shows… Link: Drug traffickers target Kingston airport

LIAT travel advisory No.4

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, several destinations have been affected. Due to several airport closures and late opening times the following… Link: LIAT travel advisory No.4

Racial discrimination in Cuba

Source: Havana Times The subject of racial discrimination in Cuba is a very delicate and thorny issue which has to be approached with a lot of care, so that there isn’t any confusion or people hurt. Here I will mention some aspects of the growing problem. Link: Racial discrimination in Cuba

Haiti – Education : 54 students prepare to study in France

Source: Haiti Libre Wednesday, the Cooperation Service and of Cultural Action of the Embassy of France in Haiti, held a briefing for students enrolled in a French university for the Academic year 2017… Link: Haiti – Education : 54 students prepare to study in France

Nigeria: Hate speech an act of terrorism

Source: St. Lucia Times africanews.com:-The Nigerian government has announced that hate speech under the country’s amended anti-terrorism law is an act of terrorism and will not be tolerated. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo clearly stated on Thursday at a security forum in the capital Abuja that the government is taking intimidation of people by words…

Haiti – Diaspora : Important message from the Embassy of Haiti in DR

Source: Haiti Libre The Embassy of Haiti in the Dominican Republic confirms to the Haitian community that the Dominican Republic’s National Council for Migration has approved the one-year extension of temporary residence permits. The Embassy of Haiti wishes to… Link: Haiti – Diaspora : Important message from the Embassy of Haiti in DR

AIMU to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-The American International Medical University (AIMU) is pleased to announce that it has been granted full approval by the Saint Lucia Nursing Council to offer the Bachelor of Science – Nursing (BSN) programme in Saint Lucia. In a letter to AIMU, the Council advised that AIMU had obtained a…

Harvey forces postponement of CARIFESTA Opening Ceremony

Source: St. Lucia Times The Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII, scheduled for today, Friday, August 18, at Kensington Oval in Barbados has been postponed due to the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey, local media reports have said. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made the disclosure Thursday evening, and explained that the preparations for…

Education the passport for the future

Source: Barbados Today Two students who are leaving the Darryl Jordan Secondary School are the latest recipients of the Indian Association of Barbados scholarships. Royeal Gaskin and outgoing head girl Saskia Singh, both of whom principal Stephen Jackman said were exemplary students with leadership qualities, received monetary awards which will go towards their…

Boosting cassava production

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-A Root Crop Development Project Helps Improve the Efficiency of Cassava Processing. The Minister for Agriculture, Hon Ezechiel Joseph, has voiced continued support for Saint Lucia’s cassava industry as part of a wider plan to improve food security in the Caribbean region. The minister’s comments were made earlier this year,…

Artist’s Work Used During Counter-Protests In VA

Source: Bernews Aiming to make a point at the recent ‘Unite the Right’ white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, one man used a sign featuring a painting by Bermudian artist April Branco, using her work to help present a message of love and equality. Mark Martin contacted Ms Branco a few weeks… Link:

Fight on to save fishing boat

Source: Nation Newspaper ROUGH SEAS DUE to Tropical Storm Harvey took their toll on one fishing boat this morning. Around 8 a.m. a group of onlookers could be seen gathered at the mouth of St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church. … Link: Fight on to save fishing boat

Boaz Island crumbles as fees are unpaid

Source: The Royal Gazette Crumbling infrastructure is a major drain on the resources of Boaz Island Villages management board. Chairman Simon Groves said homeowners owed more than 180,000 in maintenance fees and called on them to pay up so the area in the West End can be properly looked after and reach its full…

Tee talks of terror attack impact

Source: The Royal Gazette The owner of Bermuda public relations firm Troncossi, Liz Tee, was in Barcelona only days before yesterdays terrorist attack that left 13 dead and at least 50 injured. She left her hotel just off Las Ramblas on Monday to travel several hours to the coastal resort of San Sebastian in…

Lack of the Black Stuff

Source: The Royal Gazette It may be good for you but Bermuda is facing a draught Guinness drought. Island bars have run short of the popular Irish stout on tap forcing fans of the Dublin-born beer to resort to cans or alternative drinks. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt visited four bars in Hamilton and found no…

From spell in prison to model professional

Source: The Royal Gazette Twisted Angel is covered in tattoos and body piercings and has half of her head shaved shes working on a horror-themed calendar. The British models look is typical for Bermudian Seven Philpotts agency, Geminii Ltd. He started the Shropshire company five years ago, two years after he left the island…

Pitcher hoping to return next season

Source: The Royal Gazette OJ Pitchers cricketing future remains uncertain, but he hopes to be ready to go for next season. The St Davids and Bermuda captain is under strict doctors orders not to do anything strenuous while he awaits the results of tests to determine the reason for his collapse during the Eastern…

Americas Cup raised Butterfields expenses

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank is confident it will return its operating expenses to its target level by the end of the year. And while it has twice raised its lending rates this year, in line with moves by the US Federal Reserve, it has no declared intention on what it will do…

The road to a sustainable recovery

Source: The Royal Gazette Harry Truman once demanded to see a one-armed economist after growing exasperated with those practitioners of whats been called the dismal science who provided on the one hand but on the other hand answers to his every question on fiscal policy. That American president surely isnt the only politician who…

Innovative ways to fight the flab

Source: The Royal Gazette Non-invasive new technologies to help people get toned and in shape are on the rise in Bermuda. Northshore Medical Centre on North Shore Road, Devonshire, has introduced the laser liposuction and freeze sculpting to the island. Neither of these technologies involves surgery. The laser lipo is gaining popularity locally,. ..

Bus service to resume after all clear

Source: Nation Newspaper MEMBERS OF THE public have been advised that the Transport Board’s bus service will resume after the all clear is given following the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey. Manager of marketing and communications… Link: Bus service to resume after all clear

iciHaiti – Education : Workshop on Back-to-School

Source: Haiti Libre Thursday, at the Project Coordination Unit of the Ministry of Education, was held an important working session on the new school year with technical and departmental directors of the Ministry… Link: iciHaiti – Education : Workshop on Back-to-School

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

Source: Bernews The Sisyrinchium bermudianum, known locally as the Bermudiana, is thought to be native to the island, but also grows widely in Ireland, though the flower has a tougher time of it in that more northern climate, its flowers often struggling to open. A story in the Irish Times said “Every… Link:

Vivien Carter Joins Bank Of Bermuda Foundation

Source: Bernews Bank of Bermuda Foundation announced that Vivien Carter has joined the Foundation as its new Programme Officer with responsibility for grantee liaison, organisational learning and community outreach. “Vivien brings more than 15 years of leadership and experience in non-profit management, as well as youth and community development,” the Foundation said.… Link:

OM: 6 firearms seized, action KPC and Defense

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Curacao Police Department (KPC), with the assistance of Dutch militaries, conducted searches on various addresses and adjacent areas on Thursday, August 17. This investigation is based on information that there are one or more firearms at those locations. The actions took place at various addresses in the…

Haiti – Politics : The World Bank continues to subsidize the education sector

Source: Haiti Libre The working meetings in Washington of the Haitian delegation in order to find funding for the implementation of several educational projects have been fruitful and open up new opportunities for Haiti in the education sector… Link: Haiti – Politics : The World Bank continues to subsidize the education sector

Puerto Rico’s Population Loss Shows Status Failure

Source: Puerto Rico Report The U.S. Census Bureau has released new numbers on Puerto Rico’s population that demonstrate a continued decline.  According to the data, Puerto Rico’s population fell from 3,726,157 in 2010 to 3,411,307 in 2016, a loss of 8.4% in four years.  While the birth rate in Puerto Rico has dropped, the main…

A taste of Bajan village life for CARIFESTA

Source: Barbados Today The talents of people from a rural community in St John will be on display during this year’s Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA). They will be in the spotlight during A Taste of Bajan Village Life, a fringe event of the August 18-27 CARIFESTA XIII. The free event, which will be held…

Tropical Storm warning lifted but still no all clear

Source: Nation Newspaper THE TROPICAL STORM warning for Barbados has been lifted as of 8 a.m. However, the Flood Warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. and the small craft warning also remains in place. The all clear has… Link: Tropical Storm warning lifted but still no all clear

Scarlet Curaçao headed for bankruptcy

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Scarlet Curacao is heading for bankruptcy, according to reports. It’s around 3,000 mainly business customers have already been experiencing poor internet services for several months, its customer service is unavailable, and staff have not been paid in several months. In July, a filing for protection from creditors was…

Off The Rock: Electronics & Economy Fares

Source: Bernews [Travel column written by Don Burgess] Basic Economy Fares If you are a budget-conscious traveler, then you might like the new Basic Economy fares some US airlines are pushing. American, Delta and United all plan on using them as a price point below their Standard Economy tickets. They are not available on… Link:

Weather conditions to improve as day progresses

Source: Nation Newspaper THE WORST OF Tropical Storm Harvey has passed. But this country’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is yet to give an all clear, and is warning Barbadians to stay off the streets. Speaking… Link: Weather conditions to improve as day progresses

St Lucia braces for passage of Harvey

Source: Nation Newspaper ST LUCIA PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet has announced an island-wide shutdown until 1 p.m. Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to pass directly over the island around 8 a.m. and will continue to affect… Link: St Lucia braces for passage of Harvey

DNA leader calls for fixed election date

Source: Antigua Observer Leader of the country’s newest political party, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has asserted that general elections in Antigua & Barbuda should come at fixed intervals. Joanne Massiah, who also serves as the member of parliament for All Saints East and St Luke, made the statement as she referred to…

Region on Alert over the Spread of “Red Eye”

Source: News 784  Several Caribbean islands have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis at health facilities and medical practices. “The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is currently monitoring the situation and we want to urge persons to take the necessary precautions to prevent and reduce the spread of this illness,” said Dr Virginia Asin-Oostburg, Director, Surveillance,…

New App Offers Visitors A Local Perspective

Source: Bernews Last week, Bermudians Alison Swan and William West launched ‘Winnow,’ a travel app designed to provide visitors to Bermuda with a more authentic experience. In collaboration with various providers on the island, Winnow offers visitors the opportunity to view Bermuda from a new and varied perspective. Available experiences range from… Link:

Meet Bermuda Football Player Megan Titterton

Source: Bernews In the fourth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 15-year-old Megan Titterton. 1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It feels amazing to… Link:

Video: August 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Carol Bassett retires from the Senate, cap of 500 recreational lobster divers for 2017/18 season, recipients of this year’s Bermuda Government Scholarships announced, free health checks this evening at Albuoy’s Point, travel app ‘Winnow’ launches, Alexandra Barnes, Christian Oatley, Casey Schuler and Megan Zimmerer win top awards from a US based examinations board, and GQ Magazine… Link:

Mayreau, Union fishers trained

Source: iWitness News President of the Mayreau Explorers Fishers Co-op, Philman Ollivierre, has urged participants in a recent Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HCCP) training session to use the knowledge gained to improve their performance as fishers. “Knowledge is power. So, let … Continue reading → Link: Mayreau, Union fishers trained

Photos: Rangers Retain Western County Cup

Source: Bernews Southampton Rangers retained the Western County Cup after winning by 7 wickets over PHC this weekend. The defending champions Southampton Rangers won the toss and sent PHC to bat, they restricted them to 129/9 after their 50 overs with Tre Manders the top scorer with 71, Kevin Tucker was the… Link:

When talent shines

Source: Nation Newspaper IF A GOOD start was what veteran entertainer Richard Stoute hoped for the 41st edition of his eponymous teen talent contest, then that desire was efficiently achieved. It occurred on Sunday night at… Link: When talent shines

Tourism stays steady in Caribbean Netherlands

Source: Saba News Tourism figures for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba remained stable in 2016, reported the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) on Thursday. The number of visitors arriving by air in Saba decreased by four per cent from 9,600 in 2015 to 9,200 in 2016; however, more visitors arrived by ferry –…

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 17 2017

Source: Bernews August 17 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 1,972.56, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 64 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related Stories Guide For Investors In Bermuda Stock Market BSX… Link:

EDITORIAL: One love

Source: Antigua Observer Recently, we wrote of the creep of xenophobia into our bit of paradise. We noted that it reflected a trend that is occurring world-wide and that it was a departure from our proud history of being at the forefront of Caribbean integration and unity, as well as, being a melting…

Meteorologist: Whatsapp weathermen not legitimate

Source: Nation Newspaper Don’t believe the Whatsapp weathermen! Meteorologist Sabu Best is appealing to Barbadians to check the official sources first before believing and circulating “doomsday” messages about weather systems… Link: Meteorologist: Whatsapp weathermen not legitimate

Saba’s Tourism & Marketing Conference a Success

Source: Saba News On August 14th & 15th, Saba held its first Tourism conference for stakeholders of both the private and public sector of the tourism industry on Saba. Attendance at the conference was high and much interest was displayed by the attendees. Topics highlighted were Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Team Work and…

Human Services Offices to Close Early

Source: St. John Source The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) advises the public its offices in the St. Thomas-St. John District will close at noon on Monday, Aug. 21, and the St. Croix District offices will close at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22. These early closings will allow employees to participate in…

Miner charged with fatal Potaro Backdam beating

Source: Stabroek News A Yarrowkabra miner was yesterday charged with the murder of a co-worker, whom he allegedly beat to death during an alcohol-fuelled clash last Saturday at a dredge site in the Potaro Backdam. Link: Miner charged with fatal Potaro Backdam beating

UK security expert to address prison system in reform plan, envoy says

Source: Stabroek News UK security expert Lt Col (rtd) Russell Combe, who is working closely with the Guyana government to resuscitate the Security Sector Reform Action Plan (SSRAP), will be broadening his mandate to assess the country’s prison situation. Link: UK security expert to address prison system in reform plan, envoy says

City councillors defer vote on parking meter project

Source: Stabroek News The Georgetown City Council yesterday deferred a decision on the future of the metered parking project and instead voted to make the final report by its negotiating committee available to the public to guide the way forward. Link: City councillors defer vote on parking meter project

‘Democracy is bureaucracy’

Source: Stabroek News The government’s failure to begin the constitutional reform process within the first 100 days of assuming office should not be seen as an indicator that the Alliance For Change (AFC) has departed from its principles, according to the party’s Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan. Link: ‘Democracy is bureaucracy’

Success woman dies following accident

Source: Stabroek News   Two days after being struck down by a car driven by a police constable, Phulmattie Ramotar yesterday succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital as a result of her injuries. Link: Success woman dies following accident

VIPD Continues to Struggle with Overtime Costs

Source: St. John Source Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. testifies at Thursday’s budget hearing. A high level of overtime pay for police officers was again a point of discussion at Thursday’s Committee on Finance hearing concerning the V.I. Police Department’s FY 2018 budget. The VIPD is looking at a recommended nine percent cut in…

Dr Mitchell salutes region’s Athletes

Source: Trinidad Guardian …as Caricom extends gratitude to Usain BoltPublished: Friday, August 18, 2017ST GEORGE’S—The Chairman of Caricom (Caribbean Community) and Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell has congratulated Caribbean athletes who recently participated in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the World Para Athletics Championships in London. In his statement he…

GNBA backs broadcast bill

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PM says it corrects loopholes in principal act THE Guyana Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has thrown its full support behind the Broadcast (Amendment) Bill, with its Chairman Attorney-at-law, Leslie Sobers assuring that the 60 minutes airtime, daily, for public service programmes was not unreasonable. These sentiments were expressed when the Prime…

Prison director vows to bring down corrupt officers

Source: Guyana Chronicle DIRECTOR of Prisons, Gladwyn Samuels, said the smuggling of contraband into the prison continues to pose significant challenges to the service, but he warned that there will be no letup in bringing down corrupt officers and family members of inmates who are bent on breaking the law. Samuels made the…

Illegal aircraft found in Rupununi flown to CJIA

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft, which was found by the security forces in the Rupununi last Sunday night, arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on Thursday. The aircraft, which bears registration PR-IMG, touched down around 13:00hrs Thursday afternoon at the CJIA. It was flown by Guyana Defence…

No secrecy in oil sector

Source: Guyana Chronicle …AFC says gov’t abiding by non-disclosure clause of contract THE Alliance for Change (AFC) on Thursday maintained the government’s position that there is no secrecy relative to the emerging oil and gas sector. Chairman of the Party, Khemraj Ramjattan, along with executive member, David Patterson, said the government has to…

Home alone man perishes in house fire

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 52-YEAR-OLD man perished in a midday blaze at his home at Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice on Thursday. The charred remains of Benauth Baldeoram, also known as Vickie, were found in the ruins of his two storeyed wooden home minutes after the blaze of unknown origin had been…

UK companies express interest in investing here

Source: Guyana Chronicle WITH Guyana poised to become an economic powerhouse in the Caribbean with its recent oil find, companies in the United Kingdom (UK) have already begun scouting for investments possibilities here, British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn said. Global economic contraction over the last few years has affected overseas investments…

Prison officer stabbed by inmate 

Source: Guyana Chronicle A PRISON officer attached to the New Amsterdam Prison was on Wednesday stabbed on the left arm by an elderly prisoner who refused to be relocated after a fight with another inmate. According to Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, the inmate was being relocated to another division of the prison by…

Regional water management strategy being crafted

Source: Guyana Chronicle A REGIONAL Water Management Strategy is being crafted by ministers from around the Caribbean and is expected to be presented before the International Water Association in March 2018. The ministers will meet at the 26th Annual Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) conference in October at the Marriott Hotel to…

City Hall defers decision on parking meters contract

Source: Guyana Chronicle COUNCILLORS of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Thursday voted to defer a final decision on the future of the metered parking contract, despite being served the final report on the controversial deal. Mayor Patricia Chase-Green at a statutory meeting on Thursday suggested that every councillor and member…

BOY 12 CHARGED FOR KILLING

Source: Newsday A 12-year-old boy and his 18-year-old brother appeared in court yesterday charged with the killing of 15-yearold Emmanuel Okera near a church at Calcutta #2, Freeport on Friday last. Link: BOY 12 CHARGED FOR KILLING

Haleema’s relatives continue to raise funds privately

Source: Newsday DESPITE the Children’s Life Fund Authority’s (CFLA) denial of funding for Haleema Mohammed’s bone marrow transplant, her parents are continuing with their fund-raising efforts to ensure that her surgery takes place on September 4. Link: Haleema’s relatives continue to raise funds privately

Tropical Storm Harvey forms

Source: Newsday BARBADOS, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique were yesterday placed under Tropical Storm warning while Dominica was under a storm watch as potential tropical cyclone nine was upgraded to Tropical Storm Harvey. Link: Tropical Storm Harvey forms

Sicko terrorising young girls in central

Source: Newsday EIGHT years after the court removed two girls from a sexually abusive situation and placed them in the care of other relatives, they are once again faced with a similar situation. Link: Sicko terrorising young girls in central

Jamaica House 'was a success'

Source: Jamaica Gleaner While the Jamaican athletes found it tough going in the London stadium during the recent IAAF World Athletics Championships, the place to be for some first-class entertainment, great Jamaican food, and a superb atmosphere was the Jamaica House… Link: Jamaica House ‘was a success’

3,000 cops to be trained at UWI in three years

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was yesterday signed between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as the authorities try to bolster the number of members within the constabulary.Among the signatures… Link: 3,000 cops to be trained at UWI in three years

Western parishes hit 300 murders and counting

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Western Bureau:Despite a range of new initiatives, the parishes of Hanover, Westmoreland and St James, which are home to the nation’s two main tourist resort towns (Montego Bay and Negril), remain the hub of the nation’s bloodletting, with a… Link: Western parishes hit 300 murders and counting

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