Go to ...

Caribbean Edition

Caribbean News Happens Fast

Caribbean Edition on PinterestRSS Feed

September 22, 2017

Archives for September 2017

PPP using ‘caucus’ to disrupt work of NDCs

Source: Guyana Chronicle   Dear Editor, THE term ‘caucus’ has now taken a derogatory connotation, thanks to the People’s Progressive Party, and this perversion is here to stay, sadly so. In the days of yore, this term has evolved to mean a face-to-face meeting of political party members in any community for the…

Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave is back

Source: Cayman Compass Bald is beautiful, so they say, and if that was the case, there will be nothing more beautiful than the sight a local audience will behold this Friday. Link: Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave is back

National Trust: Cute for Cayman campaign

Source: Cayman Compass If you’ve been looking for a way to give back to the community, the National Trust has the answer. The Cute for Cayman fundraising campaign, created to protect Iggy the Iguana and his blue buddies from extinction, helps you “pay when you’re pampered.” Link: National Trust: Cute for Cayman campaign

Slumber party for breast cancer

Source: Cayman Compass When we become adults, there are childish things we must put behind us … or are there? Who remembers slumber parties, also known as sleepovers, when a bunch of girlfriends would descend on one (un)lucky parent’s house and spend the night playing games and chatting into the wee hours? Link:

Festival of Seas at Kaibo

Source: Cayman Compass Help save the sea while enjoying spectacular views under the stars at the Festival of Seas Beach Ball on Sept. 30. For the first time, the evening will be hosted at the picturesque Kaibo Yacht Club and will help raise money for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute. Link: Festival of

The reality, options with marijuana

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE question of marijuana rests with the fact that it has been allowed to develop, wooing and damaging our society without any response from the government. From the mid-seventies when it was packaged in the expression of the Rastafarian cultural advent in Guyana, to then go beyond its initial presence…

‘Dem gone too far now!’

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Ninja Man, Bounty on Danielle D.I. & Ishawna feud DANCEHALL music has always been known for its melodramatic lyrical clashes between deejays. But the lyrical feud between Danielle D.I. and Ishawna seems to be more than theatrics. Ishawna responded to the ‘Street Bicycle’ track done by her rival, and the original Dancehall,…

Alkaline tops Kartel on YouTube

Source: Guyana Chronicle ALKALINE stays ahead of Vybz Kartel on YouTube with his Vevo channel reaching a milestone 500,000 subscribers. The two rival deejays’ fans have been battling each other on the airwaves and on social media over which one of them is currently the leading act in dancehall. In comparison, Kartel currently has 364,000 subscribers…

ECA chairman clarifies position

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, September 22, 2017Raphael John-Lall Individual employers will make decisions on whether they would retrench employees or not said Keston Nancoo, Chairman, Employers’ Consultative Association (ECA). “We have members who operate across different industries and different requirements. A lot of them require foreign exchange to conduct their business. With the…

Hurricane victims to get school spaces: Garcia

Source: Trinidad Guardian Camille ClarkePublished: Friday, September 22, 2017 Education Minister Anthony Garcia says spaces will be made available in the nation’s schools for students of hurricane ravaged countries such as Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda providing they meet Immigration’s requirements. At a press conference at the Ministry of Education’s Port-of-Spain office yesterday, moments…

Tunapuna Chamber Budget wish: Fix forex distribution

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, September 22, 2017Raphael John-Lall Nalini Maharaj, President of the Tunapuna Business Chamber said the Chamber has asked the Government to distribute foreign exchange equitably to the business community. This was one of the proposals they made in their 2017/2018 budget wish list. “We would like to see a sustainable…

Ascendant and Butterfield climb

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank and Ascendant Group rose today as The Royal GazetteBSX Index climbed for the seventh day in a row. Ascendant, owner of power utility Belco, gained 40 cents, or 4. 7 per cent, to close on 9 as 7,000 of its shares traded. Butterfield climbed 5 cents,…

Cuba Spared as Hurricane Maria Moves North

Source: Havana Times Hurricane Maria moves slowly northwest approaching Grand Turk Island while moving away from the Dominican Republic. Full damage reports from the DR, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadalupe and other affected islands are still forthcoming when conditions and communications permit and rescue efforts are completed. Link: Cuba Spared as

Cayman Islands: Fidelity Run Series continues

Source: Cayman Eye News The Fidelity Rùn Series for 2017 continued in fine  shape as Week 2 finishers topped the 180 mark. Few changes were noted among the fastest males,who were agaìn led by Will Edwards,with Okeve Hamilton,Levi Superville,Sherlock Brooks,and Juan Pablo Valerio comprising the first handful across the line. For the ladies,Tiffany Cole…

Cayman Islands boxers enjoy Family Fun Day

Source: Cayman Eye News The Cayman Islands Boxing Association held the first of their new format ‘family fun day’ event on Saturday 16th September. The event saw nine bouts demonstrating the skills of the newly constituted national team, for most of whom this was their first public boxing performance. The crowd were entertained by…

The Editor Speaks: Too many charities?

Source: Cayman Eye News In iNews Cayman today and over the past weeks we have published many charities appealing for funds to help the victims of the hurricanes that have devastated especially the Caribbean. We are very happy to do this but I have to ask the question are their too many charities attempting…

New Demerara River crossing: Dutch company awarded $146M contract without tendering- PPP/C

Source: iNews Guyana …lodges complaint with Procurement Commission over “violation” The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has lodged a formal complaint with the Public Procurement Commission (PPC), calling for an investigation into the selection and award of a $146 million contract to Dutch firm, LievenseCSO, for the feasibility study of the new Demerara…

Parkinson students begin life management programme

Source: Nation Newspaper The second edition of the Career and Life Management (CALM) programme got under way at the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School this afternoon. Forty returning fifth year students are participating… Link: Parkinson students begin life management programme

The world’s richest woman dies

Source: News 784 (CNN ) – Liliane Bettencourt, the world’s richest woman, has died, her family said Thursday. Bettencourt, who was 94, was the heiress of the French cosmetics company L’Oreal. She was the daughter of the company’s founder, Eugène Schueller. Both Forbes and the Bloomberg Billionaire Index considered Bettencourt the world’s richest…

Schools pride at Duffy win

Source: The Royal Gazette Flora Duffy, who became the worlds top female triathlete with her second ITU World Triathlon Series victory, is to be recognised for her achievements by her alma mater, Warwick Academy. The school is to dedicate its swimming pool to its alumna, naming it the Flora Duffy Swimming Facility. Ms Duffy…

C&W launches charitable foundation

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): One of the biggest telecommunications and entertainment providers in the region has launched a charitable foundation to help Caribbean islands impacted by catastrophic hurricanes this season. C&W Communications (C&W), the parent company of Flow, has also launched a ‘Text To Donate’ campaign, whereby customers in the Caribbean can pledge…

Labourer granted $50,000 bail over narco possession charge

Source: iNews Guyana Thirty-five-year-old Richard Rene of Bella Dam, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, a labourer, was on Thursday released on $50,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty to a possession of narcotics charge. During his arraignment at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, the Police Prosecutor contended that the labourer allegedly possessed two grams of…

Photos & Results: Bermuda Power Boat Racing

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Powerboat Association’s 2017 Season continued at Ferry Reach, with an 30 minute race taking place. Shaki Easton and DJ Hodsoll won the A Class race, with Shae Johnston and Esperanza Sobrado taking the checkered flag in the B Class. Andrew Cottingham and Makai Hodsoll won the D Class,… Link:

Mexico rescuers in race to find trapped survivors 48 hours after quake

Source: Nation Newspaper MEXICO CITY –  Rescuers toiled on Thursday to extract survivors, including Taiwanese workers, from collapsed buildings after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years, but the Navy said no children were… Link: Mexico rescuers in race to find trapped survivors 48 hours after quake

Charitys back to school donation

Source: The Royal Gazette The Continental Society of Bermuda has donated laptops and gift certificates for school clothing to families in need. Gift certificates of 100 and 150 from Sidekicks, Gibbons Company and English Sports Shop were given to about 12 families, while two students from the Berkeley Institute were given laptops. Denise Simons,…

Specialist surgeon arrives on island

Source: The Royal Gazette Abdussalam Musbahi, a prominent British urologist, has joined staff at the Brown-Darrell Clinic. The surgeon has practised in the UK for the past 30 years, also serving as a senior consultant in Britain, Qatar and Libya. Dr Musbahi specialises in disorders of the kidney, prostate. and the urinary tracts of…

Mirrors hands out prizes

Source: The Royal Gazette Talented students have received awards through the Mirrors ten-year anniversary art competition, Reflections of Bermuda. More than 100 pieces of art were displayed for the competition at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in July and August. Mr DeSilva said to the students at a prize-giving ceremony Your vision and…

Bermuda Soldiers Prepare For Hurricane Maria

Source: Bernews Bermuda soldiers on a helping mission to hurricane-devastated Turks & Caicos are tonight bracing themselves for a second storm. Hurricane Maria — which is currently a Category 3 — is expected to impact Grand Turk early tomorrow [Sept 22] – and Bermuda soldiers raced against time to prepare themselves and the… Link:

Model Alize Bailey Appears In Vogue UK

Source: Bernews Bermudian model Alize Bailey has been featured on the Vogue UK website after modeling in the Fashion International London Fashion Week held earlier this week in London, UK. This is the latest step in Ms. Bailey’s modeling career, which started in 2011 with the annual Bermuda Evolution Fashion Show, as it… Link:

BRA’s Treasury Building branch to close early tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has advised the public that its Treasury Building location will close for business at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 22, to facilitate maintenance work. The… Link: BRA’s Treasury Building branch to close early tomorrow

Homeless Dominicans invited to T&T

Source: News 784 (Trinidad Express) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced special arrangements to waive immigration restrictions so Dominicans left homeless by Hurricane Maria can to come to Trinidad and Tobago and stay for a period of time. Speaking during the post-Cabinet media briefing in Port of Spain on Thursday, Rowley…

30 Minute Video: Sept 21 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:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: CARICOM-UK Ministers Meet

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield joined CARICOM Foreign Ministers on Wednesday 20 September, 2017 for a meeting with the United Kingdom Minister responsible for the Caribbean. The meeting was held in the margins of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.  Minister Henfield is at centre in…

Symbol of Cuban Medical Brigade Wants to Stay in Brazil

Source: Havana Times Cuban doctor Juan Merquiades Duvergel Delgado, who was made the face of the “Mas Medicos” (More doctors) Program and a symbol of “solidarity in the health field” after he arrived in Brazil in 2013, now represents another side of reality: that of professionals who don’t want to return to Cuba.

Haiti – Maria : Alert 2 is maintained, be vigilant !

Source: Haiti Libre « Alert 2 is maintained, this Thursday, September 21 in the late afternoon, at the level of orange vigilance on the North region, » announced the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC)… Link: Haiti – Maria : Alert 2 is maintained, be vigilant !

Rain wrecks Trent Bridge ODI

Source: Nation Newspaper NOTTINGHAM – Persistent rain allowed just 14 deliveries before forcing the abandonment of the second One-Day International between England and West Indies at Trent Bridge here Thursday. Sent in, the… Link: Rain wrecks Trent Bridge ODI

Highlights of UNESCO-IHP 2017 Meeting

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, along with the Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, greeted delegates attending the 12th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Hydrological Programme and Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The three-day meeting was held at…

Bahamas Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Armenia

Source: Bahamas Weekly On 21st September 2017, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas formally established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Armenia through the signing of a Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations.  The Joint Communique was signed on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by the Honorable…

Weather Forecast For Friday September 22

Source: Bernews Friday, September 22 is expected to see isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then skies turning partly cloudy late, with the high to be near 29°C/84°F and the low to be near 26°C/78°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near… Link:

Red Cross team going to Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper A global Red Cross emergency team is on its way to Dominica. The 12-person Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) is made up of experts from around the world and will serve as a frontline for… Link: Red Cross team going to Dominica

‘Taste of Port Lucaya’ to have special guest

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is expected to be the special guest at ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ on Friday, September 22, announced Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, during a press…

RJRGleaner shareholders meet in 69th annual general meeting

Source: Cana News KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sep. 18 –  Shareholders of Radio Jamaica Limited met at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel for their 69th Annual General Meeting, AGM and approved several matters placed before them in their second meeting since the transaction which amalgamated RJR’s business with the media business of the former Gleaner Company Limited,…

PM Browne to Focus World’s Attention on Climate Change and its Effects on the Caribbean in UN Presentation

Source: Antigua Chronicle Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne will focus the world’s attention on Climate Change and its effects on the Caribbean when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. The country’s leader, before departing Antigua on Wednesday, said that his primary objective is to speak about the devastation of…

Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation Launched with US$500K Donation to Support Hurricane Relief

Source: Antigua Chronicle Further to its recently announced relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria – including expertise deployment, humanitarian aid drops and free calls for impacted customers – C&W Communications (C&W) today launched the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (‘the Foundation’), with seed funding of US$500K to help support…

Press Release: Clean up in Barbuda

Source: Antigua Observer A number of persons representing key agencies travelled to Barbuda this morning to aid in the clean-up and restoration of the island. According to Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), Philmore Mullin, among the delegation are personnel from the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA), the Central Board…

PM to Address General Debate at UNGA

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet, will address the General Debate at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72) on Friday 22nd September 2017. The annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly is the occasion for world leaders to gather…

British man held in Dubai for raising middle finger

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-A British man who raised his middle finger at another driver in Dubai could face jail after he was arrested for “offensive behaviour”. Jamil Ahmed Mukadam, from Leicester, said he reacted “in frustration” when the driver cut him off in traffic. It happened in February but he was detained…

US police shoot deaf man ‘ignoring commands’

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-A deaf man has been shot and killed by Oklahoma City police officers as he approached them holding a metal pipe. The two officers did not hear neighbours shouting “he can’t hear you”, before opening fire, police captain Bo Mathews said. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot on Tuesday evening…

Let’s Talk Determinants

Source: The Voice WHAT do you think determines our health? Take a minute and think about this and see how many things you … The post Let’s Talk Determinants appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Let’s Talk Determinants

Report: Russian helicopter fires on spectators at drills

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — A Russian military helicopter gunship accidentally fired on spectators during war games in western Russia, injuring several people, news reports said Tuesday. The Russian military acknowledged that a helicopter accidentally fired a rocket during drills, but did not say when and where it happened. It insisted that no…

Stolen cars found at prisoner’s home

Source: Newsday Four stolen vehicles bearing false license plates were seized on Wednesday from the Las Cuevas home of a man who is in prison on a charge of conspiracy to murder. Investigators searched the property of Vaughn ‘Sandman’ Mieres and found four stolen cars—a Hyundai Tucson, a Nissan Sylphy, a Nissan… Link:

Outgoing passenger held with 60 Ozs of gold at CJIA

Source: Stabroek News An outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri was last night caught attempting to smuggle just over 60 ounces of raw gold which was concealed in her suitcase, acting Police Commission David Ramnarine has confirmed. Link: Outgoing passenger held with 60 Ozs of gold at CJIA

Maria regains major hurricane status

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Maria regains major hurricane status appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (Photo: AP) (AP) — The US National Hurricane

The Truth About Thyroid and Celiac Disease

Source: The Voice IMAGINE waking up every day after a long night’s sleep feeling even more tired and groggy and, in some instances, … The post The Truth About Thyroid and Celiac Disease appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: The Truth About Thyroid and Celiac Disease

Dame Pearlette Louisy’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations Continue

Source: The Voice The programme of activities organised by the Dame Pearlette Louisy Legacy Committee in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her … The post Dame Pearlette Louisy’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations Continue appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Dame Pearlette Louisy’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations Continue

Man chopped in the neck in Babonneau

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Man chopped in the neck in Babonneau appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. File photo Police are investigating a chopping incident in Babonneau. The victim, Trevor Joseph of Babonneau, 46, sustained a laceration to the neck on Wednesdy afternoon. He was allegedly chopped by a male

Report from CDEMA on September 2017 20th

Source: The St. Lucia Star SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA: Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155

Gillray Cadet New Invest St. Lucia CEO

Source: The Voice INVEST St. Lucia, ISL, (formally the National Development Corporation) has a new Chief Executive Officer. The new man at the … The post Gillray Cadet New Invest St. Lucia CEO appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Gillray Cadet New Invest St. Lucia CEO

Crash victim remains in critical condition

Source: The Royal Gazette A motorcyclist injured in a crash in Hamilton Parish on Tuesday remains in hospital in critical condition. The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old Smiths man, was injured after an unmarked police car and a bike collided at the junction of North Shore Road and My Lords Bay Road in Hamilton Parish at…

Hurricane fundraiser postponed

Source: The Royal Gazette A fundraiser for hurricane relief efforts has been postponed because of low ticket sales. The Goslings Happy Hour for a Cause organised with the Bermuda Red Cross was set to take place tomorrow but has been rescheduled to October 6. The Bermuda Red Cross said In order to maximise the…

CDEMA Responds Tortola

Source: Carib Vision CDEMA Responds Tortola is an interview feature with Kenton Chance, CMC Reporter, and Elizabeth Riley, CDEMA’s Deputy Executive Director, and They discuss the role of CARICOM and the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in response to the recent destruction to the British Virgin Islands, by #HurricaneIrma. Atlee Rodney,…

Cuba Customs and the Country’s Best Interest

Source: Havana Times Thinking about and reading comments made after Hurricane Irma swept through Cuba, I find myself asking whether Cuban Customs laws adapt to the country and its people’s economic needs or whether they exist instead to make them even more difficult, with restrictions which contradict the nation’s best interests. Link: Cuba

CTO Launches Hurricane Relief Fund

Source: Jones Bahamas The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has activated its “CTO Relief Fund” through GoFundMe to help families and countries rebuild after hurricanes, particularly in the wake of the massive category 5 Hurricane Irma, which has impacted a number of member countries.   All of the money raised through the CTO’s Relief Fund…

Cooper Declares Bid for PLP Deputy Leader

Source: Jones Bahamas Member of Parliament for Exuma and Ragged Island Chester Cooper in a big announcement yesterday, declared his bid to offer himself for the office of Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), promising that he will seek to return core values and principles the party once had. Yesterday at…

Dames Outlines Plan to Tackle Guns and Gangs

Source: Jones Bahamas As crime continues to be a plague to the nation, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced that the government has established a new multi-agency operation across law enforcement departments to deal with the challenges of guns, gangs, drugs and human trafficking.   Dames’ announcement came during his contribution to…

Govt to Promote Aquaculture Investments

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said private and public sector investments are required if the aquaculture sector is to develop in a viable manner and promised to promote such investments.   Dr. Minnis’ comments came during his address at the opening session of the Fifth Meeting of ACP (Africa, Caribbean…

Govt Fires PowerSecure

Source: Jones Bahamas In a shocking revelation, Minister of Works Desmond Bannister revealed that Bahamas Power and Light Company (BPL) and PowerSecure severed ties. Mr. Bannister made the shocking revelation during a Power Breakfast held at the British Colonial Hilton yesterday, where he explained that the ties were severed on Monday September 18.…

Havana Bay Transport Is Operating Post-Irma

Source: Havana Times One of our readers asked if cruise ships were coming into Havana in the days following the passing of hurricane Irma. Another had mentioned the Regla Boat that crosses the bay. So I decided to go down and have a look. I found both are in operation. (10 photos) Link:

25-Year-Old Motorcyclist Remains In ICU

Source: Bernews The 25-year-old male motorcyclist injured in a collision with an unmarked police car on Tuesday in Hamilton parish remains in critical but stable condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning [September 21st] the 25-year-old male motorcyclist from Smith’s parish injured in a collision… Link:

Change of dates for Arbor Day

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that there has been a change of dates for this year’s Environmental Arbor Expo and Farmers’ Market. The official opening ceremony will now be held on Friday, September… Link: Change of dates for Arbor Day

Bayern München heeft Robben terug

Source: Suriname Times Arjen Robben kan vrijdag in de thuiswedstrijd tegen VfL Wolfsburg weer meedoen bij Bayern München.  De aanvoerder van het Nederlands elftal is hersteld van het griepje dat hem dinsdag aan de kant hield tegen Schalke 04. Zonder Robben boekte Bayern in Gelsenkirchen een afgetekende zege (0-3)  .”Het gaat goed met…

Pijnlijk: Messi op gelijke hoogte met Real Madrid

Source: Suriname Times /abonnement/Real Madrid bakt er vooralsnog bijzonder weinig van in de Spaanse competitie en dat komt in de cijfers pijnlijk naar voren. Landskampioen Real verloor woensdagavond met 0-1 van Betis en heeft na vijf wedstrijden pas acht punten. In die vijf wedstrijden scoorde De Koninklijke negen keer. En dat is net…

CDEMA situation report for Dominica

Source: Anguilla News Thursday, September 21, 2017 — SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA: Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane Link: CDEMA situation report for Dominica

West Indies bowl first, Gayle out injured

Source: iNews Guyana By Andrew McGlashan   West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl against England Chris Gayle launched his innings with a volley of sixes (Getty Images) (ESPNcricinfo)-West Indies will be without birthday boy Chris Gayle as they attempt to level the one-day series at Trent Bridge. They will be…

Saint Lucia reaches out in Hurricane Relief Efforts

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Government of Saint Lucia along with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has activated hurricane relief mechanisms to provide aid to the territories affected by Hurricane Irma. The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to extend assistance to the Saint Lucian Diaspora in these areas, especially at this time…

Three suicides reported this week

Source: The St. Lucia Star International Suicide Prevention day was observed on September 10.  The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has confirmed reports of three separate incidences of suspected suicide this week. While the circumstances remain unclear, one of the victims is said to have been in her teens. More details to follow.  

Mexico races to save 12-year-old girl as quake toll hits 237

Source: iNews Guyana Daniel Trotta, Adriana Barrera Soldiers stand near parts of a collapsed school building during a search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Rescuers labored against the odds as dawn broke on Thursday to…

Haiti – FLASH : Transport two new strike days announced

Source: Haiti Libre After the strike warning in transport on Monday, September 18, the unions announce two new days of general strike in the transport on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September… Link: Haiti – FLASH : Transport two new strike days announced

Havana Weather for Sept. 21-27

Source: Havana Times The maximum temperatures will be between 32 and 33° C (90 F and 91 F), while the minimum temperatures will range between 24 and 25° C (75 and 77 F). The sea surface temperature will be 29° C (84 F). Link: Havana Weather for Sept. 21-27

“Reflections Of Bermuda” Student Art Contest

Source: Bernews Yesterday the Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva presented awards to the winners of Mirrors’ 10th year anniversary student art competition, “Reflections of Bermuda”. The focus of the competition was Bermuda’s cultural symbols, its way of life, neighborhoods and its people. More than 100 pieces of art were… Link:

Maria thrashes Dominican Republic

Source: News 784 After thrashing Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria continued its path of destruction Thursday – pounding the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds, with the Turks and Caicos in its crosshairs. Maria had weakened as it swept through Puerto Rico, but picked up strength on its way over warm Caribbean waters…

Sugar workers finally receive their salaries

Source: iNews Guyana In light of high-level meetings regarding the financial state of the sugar industry, workers were finally paid but only after information surfaced that several categories of employees had not been paid for their services for about two weeks. At Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) request for urgent…

24 presumed dead in Dominica

Source: St. Lucia Times (Barbados Nation) – Reports out of Dominica indicate that 15 residents from the southern community of Pointe Michel are presumed dead as a result of Hurricane Maria which devastated the island of Dominica on Monday night. A resident of the community described the situation there as one of total devastation.…

Women demanding tongue vibrators

Source: Jamaica Star Some Jamaican women are lapping up tongue-shaped vibrators to satisfy their sexual needs.Jasmine Brown, the store manager of Aura Viibe in Portmore, told THE STAR that they stock different types of these vibrators and at least one is sold every day… Link: Women demanding tongue vibrators

Fun Run back by popular demand

Source: Jamaica Star With the weeks closing in on the sixth staging of the Digicel 5K Run for Special Needs, Digicel has announced that the Fun Run is back for another year by popular demand. Tyre run, pillow pendulum, beam balance and the popular slip and slide are… Link: Fun Run back by

Cherished memories lost in Buck Up Town fire

Source: Jamaica Star A man and his son are now homeless after a fire of unknown origin destroyed their two-bedroom board house and all their belongings in Buck Up Town district near Albert Town in Trelawny on Tuesday night.While 50-year-old farmer Durvin Jones and his… Link: Cherished memories lost in Buck Up Town

Canadian deported from Jamaica arrives with drugs

Source: Jamaica Star The police have launched a major probe into reports that an inmate who was released into the custody of immigration authorities for deportation arrived in Canada on Monday with drugs in her suitcase.Deputy Commissioner of Police Selvin Haye said… Link: Canadian deported from Jamaica arrives with drugs

Single Appeal For Affected Countries, NEMO Says

Source: The Voice THE National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is undertaking a single appeal for assistance to all hurricane-affected countries in the region. … The post Single Appeal For Affected Countries, NEMO Says appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Single Appeal For Affected Countries, NEMO Says

4B Minibus Drivers Growing Impatient

Source: The Voice UP to press time, minibus operators of 4B in Vieux Fort North were awaiting word from the Chief Transport Officer, … The post 4B Minibus Drivers Growing Impatient appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: 4B Minibus Drivers Growing Impatient

MPs Support Loan For Youth Development Programme

Source: The Voice A MOTION calling on Parliament to authorize the Minister for Finance to borrow US$2.86 million from the Caribbean Development Bank’s … The post MPs Support Loan For Youth Development Programme appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: MPs Support Loan For Youth Development Programme

Vieux Fort Family Wants Peace

Source: The Voice FAMILY members of a man of Pierrot , Vieux Fort, who was badly beaten by a group of young men … The post Vieux Fort Family Wants Peace appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Vieux Fort Family Wants Peace

Haiti – Politics : The opposition mobilizes massively in the streets

Source: Haiti Libre After the September 12 demonstration against the vote of the budget law 2017-2018, the opposition began yesterday Wednesday 4 days of protest. For that first day the opposition managed to mobilize several thousand demonstrators in Port-au-Prince… Link: Haiti – Politics : The opposition mobilizes massively in the streets

Maria drenches Dominican Republic after hammering Puerto Rico

Source: Nation Newspaper SAN JUAN –  Hurricane Maria lashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds and headed northwest in the Caribbean on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused… Link: Maria drenches Dominican Republic after hammering Puerto Rico

Photos/Results: PHC Zebras & North Village Win

Source: Bernews The PHC Zebras won 3-0 against the Boulevard Blazers, while the North Village Rams recorded a 3-0 victory over Robin Hood in Dudley Eve football action. PHC Zebras 3 – Boulevard Blazers 0 The Boulevard Blazers were eliminated from the Dudley Eve Trophy tournament following their 3 – 0 defeat… Link:

Guyanese man jailed in NY for wife’s murder

Source: St. Lucia Times DNAInfo:-.-QUEENS, NEW YORK — A man who attacked his wife last December on a Richmond Hill street, nearly decapitating her with a kitchen knife, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prem Rampersaud, 51, who lived in Guyana but was temporarily staying with a friend in South…

RBPF: Significant drug seizure and arrest in Bimini

Source: Bahamas Weekly Officers of the Bimini Division along with DEU Officers made a significant drug arrest on North Bimini on Wednesday 20th September 2017. Reports are that around 11:00pm, officers while on routine patrol in the area of Kings Highway, North Bimini, observed a suspicious vehicle. Officers stopped and searched the vehicle…

Antigua: Farmer killed, ex lover critical

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-A well-known farmer and calypsonian was stabbed to death yesterday afternoon while his ex-girlfriend was hospitalised up to last night in critical condition with stab wounds to the upper body. According to police sources, the deceased is 72-year-old Carmona Samuel, also known as “Farmer” and “Calypso Farmer.” The police…

Robertson’s Drug Store ‘Fire Sale’ Starts Today

Source: Bernews The Robertson’s Drug Store Fire Sale starts today [Sept 21] and will continue Monday through Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm on Water Street in St. George’s, next door to Kelly Diel’s Sea Glass Shop. Robertson’s told Bernews that there is a variety of stationary, toys, candles, make up, toiletries, and… Link:

Residents fearful for relatives after Dominica blackout

Source: The Royal Gazette Worried island residents spoke of their fears yesterday as the Caribbean was again battered by a major hurricane. Dominica, the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were among countries hammered by Hurricane Maria the second to hit the region in about two weeks. Alan Joell, who has family in Dominica,…

Earthquake puts bodybuilding competition in doubt

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation is closely monitoring developments in Mexico City, host of the Central American amp Caribbean Championships of Bodybuilding amp Fitness, which was devastated by a deadly earthquake on Tuesday. The championships are scheduled to be held from September 29 to October 1 at the Ferrocarrilero.…

Man dies after being struck by bus

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a road fatality which occurred around 10:20 p.m. on yesterday along St Martins Road, St Philip, at its junction with Harlington Road. It involved a minibus and a pedestrian… Link: Man dies after being struck by bus

Cornerstone Relaunch Youth Groups This Week

Source: Bernews A youth group for children, offering fun in a safe and nurturing environment, relaunches tomorrow [Sept 22] at CedarBridge Academy. Run by Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, the effort is currently in its 17th year and offers young people an opportunity to make friends and take part in games and other activities,… Link:

Twelve year sentence for beach sex crime

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A West Bay man who was convicted of attempted rape, indecent assault and ABH was sentenced to twelve years in prison by Justice Charles Quin this week, having committed what the judge described as a “sustained violent attack” on his victim. Josh Alexander Bodden (29) attacked the woman, who…

Bridge not viable without billions in annual subsidy

Source: Guyana Times New Demerara River bridge By Gary Eleazar The Guyana Government is forging ahead with its plans to construct a new Demerara River bridge currently pegged at US$170 million, minus additional costs such as the mandatory accompanying road networks, but given the cost of the entire project, it is not feasible…

Sugar workers paid after 2 weeks

Source: Guyana Times The Wales Sugar Estate In light of high-level meetings regarding the financial state of the sugar industry, workers were finally paid but only after information surfaced that several categories of employees had not been paid for their services for about two weeks. At Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s…

GTM records $16M decline in after-tax profit for 2016

Source: Guyana Times GTM’s Board Chairman, RL Singh – compared to previous year By Lakhram Bhagirat The Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Fire Insurance Company Limited (GTM) recorded an after-tax profit of $66 million for the year 2016, compared to $82 million in 2015. This decrease, according to Chairman of the Board of Directors,…

Ex-thug on God’s side

Source: Nation Newspaper EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published on May 16, 2010. It has been republished to mark the International Day of Peace. BAD MAN, THUG FOR LIFE, Death Row, Out Law, Black Jesus and F*#$… Link: Ex-thug on God’s side

FARMER KILLED, EX-LOVER CRITICAL

Source: Antigua Observer A well-known farmer and calypsonian was stabbed to death yesterday afternoon while his ex-girlfriend was hospitalised up to last night in critical condition with stab wounds to the upper body. According to police sources, the deceased is 72-year-old Carmona Samuel, also known as “Farmer” and “Calypso Farmer.” The police said…

Joseph asks Barbudans to be patient

Source: Antigua Observer The nation’s health minister is urging Barbudans, who are eager to return to the island to participate in the clean-up process, to exercise some level of patience. Barbudans, who were evacuated here almost two weeks ago after Hurricane Irma devastated the sister island, have complained about what they term the…

Major clean-up operation on Barbuda

Source: Antigua Observer The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), will be leading a team to Barbuda today for the continuing Hurricane Irma disaster response and clean-up campaign. Ian Bailey, assistant operations manager for the statutory corporation, said that a group of men with chainsaws would be journeying to the sister island along…

Rodney: ABCA Tri20 still on for Sir Viv

Source: Antigua Observer President of the Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA), Leon “Kuma” Rodney, has moved to dispel reports that this year’s Tri20 cricket tournament will not be held at the country’s chief cricketing facility, the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. According to rumour, housing Barbudans at the facility could affect the…

TTUTA hits Cabinet decision

Source: Newsday The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) and the TT National Council of Parent-Teachers’ Association (TTNCPTA) have disagreed with Cabinet’s decision to change the date of the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination from May to March. In a joint statement published in today’s newspapers the organisations said they were… Link:

Media pioneer launches new book

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017Media personality Neil Giuseppi launched his new book, The Journey Continues, on September 15 at the audio-visual room of the National Library (NALIS), Port-of-Spain. The 382-page book is a sequel to Giuseppi’s first autobiography which was published in 2013. It contains historical insights of Arima and the…

Bmobile and volunteers clean up Tobago beaches

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017In the wee hours of Sunday morning, scores of volunteers swarmed the quiet beach of Sandy Point at the very tip of Tobago’s South Western Coast. From rambunctious pre-schoolers to elderly grandparents, volunteers came from various organisations across the island with the common goal of restoring the…

Waterfront Relief Centre inspired to serve

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017Every Monday morning, during the wee hours, a team of volunteers congregate to begin cooking and preparing the Waterfront Relief Centre to welcome homeless people and any others seeking relief. By sunrise, the Centre is buzzing with activity as visitors join in to have fellowship, share testimonies,…

Teen breeds dogs to support his family

Source: Jamaica Star Born in poverty but desperate to find a way out, one 16-year-old boy from the community of Fletcher’s Land in Kingston is breeding ‘brand name’ dogs to provide financial support for his family, and ultimately to alleviate himself from the destitute… Link: Teen breeds dogs to support his family

Doppler weather radar down

Source: Stabroek News The $550 million Doppler Weather Radar Monitoring Station, which was commissioned in 2009 with the intention of giving citizens ample warning of severe weather conditions, has been down for two weeks and the Hydrometeorologi-cal Service is waiting to procure a needed part from Germany so that it can be fixed,…

Guyanese man gets 21 years in NY for murdering wife

Source: Stabroek News A Guyanese man who murdered his wife last December on a Richmond Hill, New York  street, nearly decapitating her with a kitchen knife, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison, prosecutors said yesterday. Link: Guyanese man gets 21 years in NY for murdering wife

Victoria residents protest state of Middle Walk Road

Source: Stabroek News Residents of Victoria, East Coast Demerara, gathered yesterday morning, armed with placards, to protest the state of their main road, which they say is in a “deplorable and impassable” condition and they are asking the relevant authorities to fix it “immediately.” The residents gathered at the top of Middle Walk…

A murder-suicide no one can explain

Source: Amandala News Police say Bobby Godfrey shot Delsie Smith in the AAA Security company office, and then shot himself BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 19, 2017–The management and officers of the AAA Security Company, located at Mile 2 1/2 on the Philip Goldson […] Link: A murder-suicide no one can explain

After 3 years, still no justice for Danny Conorquie

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 19, 2017–It has been said time and again that Danny Conorquie, the 20-year-old Special Constable of the Tourism Police Unit who was gunned down in cold blood at the Caracol temple in western Belize on September […] Link: After 3 years, still no justice for Danny

Regular gas jumps 92 cents

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 19, 2017–The Government of Belize, via the Belize Bureau of Standards, has announced that pump prices will increase for regular gasoline and diesel as of midnight tonight. Roughly two weeks ago, the Ministry of Finance had […] Link: Regular gas jumps 92 cents

24 presumed dead in Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper Reports out of Dominica indicate that 15 residents from the southern community of Pointe Michel are presumed dead as a result of Hurricane Maria which devastated the island of Dominica on Monday night…. Link: 24 presumed dead in Dominica

DPP gets green light for additional staff

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Ministry of Finance has moved to ease the pressure on the beleaguered court system by confirming, through a letter, that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) will now be able to employ some additional staff.The information… Link: DPP gets green light for additional staff

Gov't can't underwrite Heroes Circle project – PM

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Jamaican Government will not be able to provide a sovereign guarantee for the multimillion-US-dollar project to develop Government Circle, comprising the construction of a parliament building, a museum,… Link: Gov’t can’t underwrite Heroes Circle project – PM

Gov't moves to refine sugar imports

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The introduction of fundamental changes to the regime on refined sugar importation for the retail trade announced by Karl Samuda, minister ofindustry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, on Wednesday, awaits his signature on a Ministerial Order… Link: Gov’t moves to refine sugar imports

Blind senator 'keeping an eye' on Nat'l ID Bill

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Advocating for the disabled community, Opposition Senator Floyd Morris has said that he will be scrutinising the National Identification and Registration Bill once it reaches the Upper House so as to ensure that the legislation is “comfortable for… Link: Blind senator ‘keeping an eye’ on Nat’l ID Bill

Nand Persaud to build rice mill in Cuba

Source: Kaieteur News Spanish team here to finalise first shipment in 40 years Nand Persaud is preparing now to ship the first rice to Cuba in 40 years Nand Persaud and Company Limited, producers of Karibee rice brand, is planning to build a rice milling plant in Cuba free zone. The company recently…

Two detained after lad, 13, goes missing

Source: Kaieteur News Missing: Leonard Archibald A 13-year-old Overwinning Primary School student of Brother’s Village, East Bank Berbice went missing on Sunday. The lad, Leonard Archibald, reportedly left home with his sisters for a birthday party, a village away, however he never returned home. His grieving mother, Abigail Archibald, told Kaieteur News that…

Venezuela must be stopped

Source: Guyana Chronicle –President Granger reiterates call for peaceful settlement of border controversy By Svetlana Marshall in New York PRESIDENT David Granger on Wednesday warned world leaders that there will be no peace this side of the Atlantic if justice does not prevail in the age-old Guyana-Venezuela border controversy. “Guyana looks to the…

Pensioner killed by drunk driver

Source: Guyana Chronicle A FARM Nursery School security guard was killed after he was struck down on the Herstelling Public Road, East Bank Demerara on Tuesday afternoon by an intoxicated minibus driver. Dead is Basil Rambarran, 66, of Farm, East Bank Demerara. The driver of the minibus was administered a breathalyser test and…

Pedestrian killed on MMZ Public Road

Source: Guyana Chronicle A MAN who reportedly told police he had hit down a cow is now in custody after the body of a 61-year-old man was found in a shallow drain on Meten-Meer-Zorg (MMZ), West Coast Demerara (WCD) Public Road with head injuries. Dead is Yussuff Ashraff, 61, a fish vendor of…

Rice shipment to Cuba being finalised

Source: Guyana Chronicle A DELEGATION from ALIMPORT, a Cuban Import Agency for rice is currently in Guyana to finalise the first shipment of rice from the local company, Nand Persaud and Company Limited, to Cuba. When the rice is shipped, it would represent the first shipment of rice from Guyana to the Spanish…

Guyana calls on UN to protect the Guiana Shield.

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Svetlana Marshall President David Granger has called on the United Nations to help protect and preserve the ‘Guiana Shield’ as a global resource for the survival and sustainability of the planet. The Guyanese President made the call at a time when countries across the world are being devastated by…

Chamber Intervenes to Stop Freeze in Senate Allocation

Source: Channel 5 Belize On the eve of independence, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has sent a strong letter to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, asking that he retract the financial ceiling for the Special Select Committee he set in his August third letter to clerk of the National Assembly Eddie Webster. Slowly…

I.C.J. Still the Only Way

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is still no protocol on the Sarstoon, even though the Foreign Minister was told by his then counterpart, Carlos Raul Morales that one would be concluded. But Elrington believes that going to the ICJ would stop the Guatemalan military and repeats that the maritime borders are not yet defined.…

Sedi Disparages Eamon; Says Guats Will Stay the Course

Source: Channel 5 Belize Eamon Courtenay The Foreign Minister has been a lightning rod for years. Many have called for his removal for statements he has made such as “artificial borders” and most recently, his persistence that our borders are not internationally recognized. But Elrington has remained as the chief negotiator in the most…

Photos of Dominica post Hurricane Maria

Source: Antigua Observer Hurricane Maria knocked out power and all communication in Dominica overnight Monday as its category 5 winds flattened buildings, ripped off roofs and drenched the island with so much rainfall, streets became rivers.  Seven people were confirmed dead up to yesterday morning. The country’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit joined a team to…

Stay extended in suit against CLF

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017An indefinite stay has been placed on a US$50 million lawsuit filed against CL Financial (CLF) by one of its subsidiaries. High Court Judge James Aboud yesterday continued the stay against a claim made by British American Insurance Company Limited (BAICO) in 2011 over a loan given…

Windies aiming to take England out of natural game

Source: Guyana Chronicle NOTTINGHAM, England (CMC) – Seamer Kesrick Williams has underscored the importance of taking England out of their natural game as West Indies look to square the five-match series in the second One-Day International at Trent Bridge here today. The Windies under-performed in all departments in Tuesday’s opening game at Old…

Cop kills ‘Mexican’ in failed robbery

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017A Maloney man was killed and his neighbour and accomplice injured yesterday morning, after they attempted to rob a maxi-taxi driver who is also a police officer. According to police, around 12.30 am Constable Bissessar was driving his red band maxi-taxi east along the Priority Bus Route…

MIC hostage taker facing 10 charges

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jensen La VendePublished: Thursday, September 21, 2017The 32-year-old Santa Cruz man who threatened to kill a 17-year-old MIC Institute of Technology (MIC-IT) trainee during a stand off with police on Monday, is now facing some 10 charges arising out of the incident. The man, from Gasparillo Road, Santa Cruz, was initially…

Beloved teacher murdered in Morvant drive-by

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jensen La VendePublished: Thursday, September 21, 2017jensen.lavende@guardian.co.tt A primary school teacher, described as Santa Claus in his Petunia Avenue, Coconut Drive, Morvant community, was one of two men gunned down on Tuesday night. According to police reports, 47-year-old Hasley “Teach” Mack had gone to buy bread at a neighbourhood parlour when…

Tourism boost for

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Thursday, September 21, 2017Tourism traffic coming to T&T following repeated hurricane devastation up the islands in recent weeks may help Tobago through the upcoming winter period, says Chris James, president of the Tobago Hoteliers and Tourism Association. “But what happens after those islands rebuild to a better standard than…

Sunshine, EC Bannas aiming to topple Dant

Source: Guyana Chronicle … OSCL 2017 season climaxes this weekend By Frederick Halley TORONTO, Canada – The Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) 2017 season climaxes this weekend with non-stop action at the Ashtonbee playing fields, Scarborough, here in what is forecast to be excellent weather conditions. First up on Saturday are the finals…

Fifteen athletes to represent Guyana at SA Youth Games

Source: Guyana Chronicle FIFTEEN athletes, across five separate sport disciplines, will be representing Guyana, along with officials, at this year’s South American Youth Games, which will run from September 29 to October 8, in Santiago, Chile. Of the 21 sports being contested at this year’s Games, Guyana will be represented in athletics, basketball,…

Alert #12 – Hurricane Maria moving away from Puerto Rico

Source: Bahamas Weekly THE CORE OF DANGEROUS HURRICANE MARIA IS GRADUALLY MOVING AWAY FROM PUERTO RICO… CONDITIONS NOW DETERIORATING OVER EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC… HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF MAYAGUANA, INAGUA, CROOKED ISLAND, ACKLINS, LONG CAY, SAMANA CAY AND…

Chopping at Babonneau

Source: St. Lucia Times A man in his forties is reported to be in stable condition at Victoria Hospital after a chopping incident near the Babonneau multipurpose centre. The victim has been identified by law enforcement sources as Trevor Joseph. Joseph is reported to have been struck on the neck with a machete during…

PM Browne to focus the world’s attention on Climate Change and its effects on the Caribbean

Source: Antigua Observer St. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 20th September 2017…..Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne will focus the world’s attention on Climate Change and its effects on the Caribbean when he addresses the United Nations General Assemblyon Thursday. The country’s leader, before departing Antigua on Wednesday, said that his primary objective is to…

Cayman Islands Prison inmates complete STP programme

Source: Cayman Eye News HMCIPS Inmates Complete STP Programme Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) leaders, chaplaincy volunteers and family members recently joined together to celebrate 10 inmates who had completed the Sycamore Tree Project (STP). The rehabilitation programme is based on the principles of restorative justice and covers topics such as the…

The Editor Speaks: Peace

Source: Cayman Eye News Today (Thu 21) is International Peace Day and peace is something we all need. Here in the Cayman Islands we are celebrating it at The Family Resource Centre. This year’s theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”. It seeks to highlight key issues and encourage communities…

Cayman Islands government announces temporary provisions for evacuees of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria

Source: Cayman Eye News In light of the current circumstances, due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria on the British Overseas Territories (BOTs), namely the British Virgin Islands,  the Turks and Caicos Islands and Anguilla, the Cayman Islands Government acknowledges the difficulties faced by  persons wishing to relocate temporarily with…

BTVI embraces online learning

Source: Bahamas Weekly Information Technology students at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) now have the opportunity to enroll in online courses. The institution now offers several online courses including, but not limited to Project Management, Information Technology Fundamentals and Professional Performance.  Also, the entire Information Technology Entry Level certificate program can…

ECJ says process already in train for fixed by-elections

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says it is well advanced in proposing amendments to the Representation of the People Act for the holding of by-elections within a prescribed time. In a statement released today, the ECJ said by… Link: ECJ says process already in train for fixed by-elections

Police probe suspected suicide in Dennery

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia police are investigating a suspected suicide in Dennery. The deceased, who is said to be originally from Micoud Village, has been identified as Kurt Mason, also known as ‘Pawi’. He is reported to have been found hanging at around 6.30 pm.   The post Police probe suspected suicide…

Farmer killed, ex-girlfriend hospitalised

Source: Antigua Observer A well-known farmer was stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon at his Gilbert’s Estate home and farm following an alleged domestic dispute incident. The police say 72-year-old Carmona “Farmer” Samuel sustained a single stab wound to the left chest while his ex-girlfriend was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries. Samuel, who also performed…

Woman deported from Jamaica arrives in Canada with drugs in coffee beans

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The police have launched a major probe into reports that at an inmate who was on Saturday released into the custody of immigration authorities for deportation, arrived in Canada on Monday with drugs in her suitcase. Link: Woman deported from Jamaica arrives in Canada with drugs in coffee beans

Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Ministry of Education is opening up temporary spaces in government schools and waiving school fees for child evacuees from British Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Children of compulsory school age (5-17 years old) who have temporarily relocated to Cayman from the British Virgin Islands,…

CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): People evacuating from British Overseas Territories who want to bring their pet dogs and cats can do so even if the animals do not meet the current import conditions, thanks to emergency provisions approved by Cabinet and the generosity of Dart Real Estate, which has provided a facility to…

Man arrested for abducting, raping schoolgirl

Source: Newsday A 31-year-old Cumuto man who was arrested in connection with the abduction and rape of a 16-year-old schoolgirl last week was charged yesterday with three offences following instructions by Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard. The man was charged late yesterday with sexual touching, sexual penetration and abduction. The schoolgirl… Link:

Aliah wins regional essay contest

Source: Nation Newspaper Aliah Hazzard is the toast of Ellerslie Secondary School and Barbados by extension. The 16-year-old placed third in this year’s Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) Essay Competition… Link: Aliah wins regional essay contest

Disabilities Law honors legacy of Solomon Webster

Source: Cayman Compass Three years after the shooting death of Solomon Webster, the Cayman Islands government honored the Special Olympics athlete and his family with an official copy of the landmark disability rights legislation bearing his name. Link: Disabilities Law honors legacy of Solomon Webster

Tip of the spear, end of an era

Source: Cayman Compass Most young Cayman Islands fishermen will never know the thrill of the hunt – and sometimes, being hunted – that accompanies the practice of spearfishing. Link: Tip of the spear, end of an era

Security guard found dead at Eden Rock

Source: Cayman Compass Melito Fernandes, a 37-year-old senior supervisor from The Security Centre, was found dead in the vicinity of Eden Rock by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service early Wednesday morning. Link: Security guard found dead at Eden Rock

Maria knocks out all power across Puerto Rico

Source: Cayman Compass The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years tore off roofs and doors, knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Link: Maria knocks out all power across Puerto

BSX climbs for sixth day

Source: The Royal Gazette The Royal GazetteBSX Index rose for a sixth day in succession as Butterfield Bank shares climbed 0. 6 per cent. Butterfield gained 20 cents today to close on a new high for this year of 35. 20 as 2,716 shares changed hands. It was the only stock to trade on…

Launch of Arts and Creole Heritage Month

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Folk Research Centre (FRC) in collaboration with the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) and the Events Company St. Lucia (ECSL) will be launching Arts and Creole Heritage Month on Sunday September 24, 2017 at the Vieux-Fort Square. The Day begins with a Kwéyòl church service at the Lady of…

Barbados will continue to assist Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper As the first Barbados Coast Guard vessel arrived in Dominica this morning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart pledged Barbados’ commitment to assisting the hurricane-ravaged island in its recovery efforts…. Link: Barbados will continue to assist Dominica

Brathwaite cleared to bowl again by ICC

Source: Nation Newspaper DUBAI – Part-time West Indies off-spinner, Kraigg Brathwaite, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket after having his action approved by the International Cricket Council. In a release on… Link: Brathwaite cleared to bowl again by ICC

30 Minute Video: Sept 20 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:

Kraigg Brathwaite cleared to bowl

Source: Stabroek News Kraigg Brathwaite DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Part-time West Indies off-spinner, Kraigg Brathwaite, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket after having his action approved by the International Cricket Council. Link: Kraigg Brathwaite cleared to bowl

Weather Forecast For Thursday September 21

Source: Bernews Thursday, September 21 is expected to see scattered thunderstorms in the morning and partly cloudy skies late, with the high to be near 28°C/83°F and the low to be near 25°C/77°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 77%.… Link:

Prime Minister of Dominica declares state of emergency

Source: Nation Newspaper   A state of emergency has been declared in Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. In a statement on Wednesday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the Commonwealth of… Link: Prime Minister of Dominica declares state of emergency

Trinidad-based Guyanese remanded for trafficking narcotics

Source: iNews Guyana A Trinidad-based Guyanese may not be able to return to the neighbouring island in the foreseeable future as planned, as he found himself arraigned before the court of Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday morning, following an allegation of trafficking in narcotics. When he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, Terry…

Man jailed for vandalizing Minister’s house

Source: iNews Guyana A seemingly mentally disturbed man who admitted to unlawfully and maliciously damaging Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s property, was sentenced to six months in jail by Magistrate Fabayo Azore when he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday morning. Samuel Greene, 30, of Guyhoc Park, Georgetown, was reportedly asked…

51 countries to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

Source: iNews Guyana United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres (2nd R) is applauded after opening the Signing Ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on September 20, 2017, at the United Nations in New York. (Photo: AFP) UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — With the North Korean nuclear crisis looming large,…

Ocean Flower II anchors off Gasparee Islands

Source: Newsday The Ocean Flower II steered by its captain Allan Koitnae and 12 crew members is docked in waters off Gasparee Islands, Chaguaramas. It arrived from Curacao after setting sail from Panama. Government had cancelled a charter agreement with Canadian firm Bridgemans Services Group for the passenger vessel after Port Authority… Link:

Older Posts››