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November 20, 2017

Archives for September 2017

Lights green for today’s GMR&SC Caribbean Invasion

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE lights are green for today’s Caribbean Invasion Drag Race meeting set for the South Dakota Circuit from 09:00hrs. According to information from the club, all the necessary set ups and protocols were organised for yesterday’s practice session. “We have managed to successfully reconnect our drag strip starting tree and…

East Bank close in on victory over West Berbice

Source: Guyana Chronicle ..centuries for Foo, Anderson and Perez on Day Two EAST Bank required a further 77 runs for victory over West Berbice in round five of the Jaguars Franchise League three-day tournament when play ended yesterday.. Set 140 for victory, the visitors were 63-2 at the Bush Lot ground. Sachin Singh…

Double-header on today in Hamilton Green football tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Police Force’s football team will face Riddim Squad while Uitvlugt will tackle Santos today, when action in the Hamilton Green Cup Knock-Out football tournament continues at the Den Amstel Ground, West Coast Demerara. In the opening match from 14:00hrs, the lawmen, just a winning streak in the just-concluded…

Birmingham only bidder for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Source: Guyana Chronicle BIRMINGHAM was the only city to submit a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games before Saturday’s deadline, the Commonwealth Games Federation says. Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Victoria in Canada and a potential Australian entry had been thought to be possible bidders but none came forward. The CGF says it…

New coffee concept comes to T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt With T&T’s foreign exchange shortage nearing a critical low, the Starlite Group is trying to stimulate economic growth while cutting back on the need for US dollars with the opening of Nova Coffee Trinidad. At the launch of the latest addition to the South Park…

New therapy protects manhood

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017A major concern for men who have to undergo surgery and radiation treatment for prostate cancer is the possibility of erectile dysfunction afterwards, says urological surgeon Dr Fuad Khan. However, Khan says he has a way to help men get rid of their prostate cancer without…

Warning bells sounded

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Economist Indera Sageewan-Alli says Government should cut the Cepep and URP budget in half and re-allocate some of the monies allocated to those programmes to a more viable agricultural programme. With warnings of an economy in the doldrums having been sounded even louder last Wednesday…

Suspect in attack on mother and daughter dies

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt A 35-year-old man who drank poison after stabbing a 12-year-old girl and her 32-year-old mother 11 days ago has died at hospital. The man, a PH taxi driver, attacked the mother and daughter a day after the woman went to the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court…

Make notes on Cabinet decision public

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan is now being asked to ensure all tender reports are published, if state agency NIDCO has nothing to hide in the award of a $400 million contract to Kallco for the first phase of the Toco to Manzanilla Highway.…

Photos & Video: Gorham’s 2017 Home Fair

Source: Bernews Gorham’s held their Home Fair Too event today [Sept 30], bringing together vendors and suppliers as well as members of the public in order to offer exposure of a variety of products and services based around renovations, building and home care. The 7-minute live video replay is below: The Home… Link:

Girl, 6, hospitalised after brutal rape

Source: iWitness News A 6-year-old girl was raped Friday night during an assault that has left her South Leeward community baffled and in shock. Reports are that the girl’s family became aware of the assault after they saw her “awash with blood” Saturday morning. She reportedly told … Continue reading → Link: Girl, 6, hospitalised after brutal

Celebrity T20 aims to raise funds for hurricane-ravaged islands

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning skipper, Darren Sammy, will lead an Invitational XI against a Trinidad and Tobago side, in a celebrity charity Twenty20 match later this month aimed… Link: Celebrity T20 aims to raise funds for hurricane-ravaged islands

Griffith appointed as Commissioner

Source: Nation Newspaper Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith has been appointed to the Post of Commissioner of Police. His appointment is effective from tomorrow, October 1. (PR) Link: Griffith appointed as Commissioner

Image of NFL player burning US flag fake

Source: St. Lucia Times The Independent:-An image of an NFL player burning the American flag in a locker room has gone viral despite being completely fake. The doctored photograph, which has been shared thousands of times on social media, shows Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett fervently burning the flag. His teammates and head…

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For September 2017

Source: Bernews September was a busy time with videos, with Bernews posting almost 200 videos during the month, and the top ten most viewed on YouTube included the fire at Robertson’s in St. George’s, the Throne Speech, a dead moray eel, boats on fire, Sunday ‘Good News’ spotlights, and Premier David Burt… Link:

Heineken Green Synergy Crowns DJ Stars!

Source: The St. Lucia Star The XFactor posse raved until the end at Fond D’or Brand Manager, Global Brands at WLBL, presented trophies to all the participating MCs and DJs. The top two finishers in the clash were then announced and presented with their trophies. It was DJ Rufus in second place and Kerbz

Guyana: Senior cop transferred amid probe into missing cocaine

Source: St. Lucia Times News Room:-Superintendent Wayne DeHearte has been ordered transferred from the Guyana Police Force Narcotics Branch, effective Monday, October 03, 2017 as the probe deepens into the disappearance of almost four kilograms of cocaine from the Police Headquarters. News Room was reliably informed that DeHearte would be posted to Berbice where…

CBC strike continues

Source: Nation Newspaper THE STRIKE ACTION the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) continued today and could possibly see the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) joining in tomorrow. In a letter sent to the Minister of Labour… Link: CBC strike continues

England thrash West Indies

Source: St. Lucia Times SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Jonny Bairstow hit an unbeaten century to lead England to a thumping, nine-wicket victory over the West Indies in Southampton yesterday, in a low-key fifth and final One-Day International overshadowed by the Ben Stokes scandal. Bairstow struck 141 not out as the hosts sealed the…

Weather Forecast For Sunday October 1

Source: Bernews Sunday, October 1 is expected to see rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon, with the high to be near 26°C/78°F and the low to be near 23°C/74°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is… Link:

Food For Thought…And Action!

Source: The Voice IN our previous article, we presented an overview of the social determinants of health and went into deeper discussion about … The post Food For Thought…And Action! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Food For Thought…And Action!

Police Welfare Association Calls for Change

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police working conditions deemed “deplorable” by the Police Welfare Association.                       The Police Welfare Association (PWA) held a Press Conference on Tuesday 26 September to address issues surrounding poor working conditions and inadequate allowances offered to members of the

Dozens arrested during neo-Nazi march in Sweden

Source: Nation Newspaper GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Dozens of people were arrested on Saturday as neo-Nazis and anti-fascists clashed with police during a march by the extreme right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) in Gothenburg,… Link: Dozens arrested during neo-Nazi march in Sweden

Trump blames Puerto Ricans for slow hurricane response

Source: Stabroek News People queue at a gas station to fill up their fuel containers, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico September 28, 2017. Link: Trump blames Puerto Ricans for slow hurricane response

Filaria battle

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of Education today formalized its support to eradicate Filaria in Guyana. Link: Filaria battle

‘BLACKHEART’ Semies This Evening At DSCG

Source: The Voice THE Daren Sammy Cricket Ground is football central this evening as Blackheart Production stages the semifinals of its Knockout Football … The post ‘BLACKHEART’ Semies This Evening At DSCG appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘BLACKHEART’ Semies This Evening At DSCG

Ex-CIO settles with Cayman government

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Almost three years after she was suspended from her job as chief immigration officer for undisclosed allegations of misconduct, Linda Evans has retired from the civil service, officials said in a press release issued late Friday afternoon. The brief government statement revealed that Evans was retiring from the service…

Canada Defeats Saint Lucia Women In NORCECA Qualifier

Source: The Voice The home crowd enjoyed a quick and decisive match at the NORCECA Senior Women’s Continental Championship and World Championship Qualification … The post Canada Defeats Saint Lucia Women In NORCECA Qualifier appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Canada Defeats Saint Lucia Women In NORCECA

UK-based Boxer Wants To Win Medals For Saint Lucia

Source: The Voice WITH Saint Lucia set to host the Caribbean Boxing Championship scheduled for the Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility in December, UK-based … The post UK-based Boxer Wants To Win Medals For Saint Lucia appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: UK-based Boxer Wants To Win Medals

Advisory: Road Works Set For October 2

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public about upcoming road works that will take place on Monday [Oct 2]. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to advise the public of the following upcoming road works: “On Monday 2nd October 2017 for the rest of… Link:

IMPACS Finally Resurfaces

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Police Welfare Association has expressed concerns about the focus of IMPACS investigations. Twelve individuals were killed between 2011 and 2012 during the extensive crossfire of alleged extrajudicial police shootings. Because of its inability to diminish the heat of the scandal, the United States government ceased all military assistance

Man wanted for armed robberies found dead

Source: iNews Guyana …was shot to the head Police say they are investigating the murder of 24-year-old Colin Daley, who is known as ‘Floggy and Frog Eye’ of East La-Penitence, whose body was found in a pool of blood with a suspected gunshot wound to the head, at Albert Street, Albouystown about 01:20h.…

Gang fight in prison halts visitations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Basseterre, St. Kitts – An altercation at Her Majesty’s Prison between two rival gangs over the weekend has left an inmate nursing stab wounds and caused the facility to close its doors on visitors for the time being. According to sources, the incident took place on Saturday with

Oualie Pier back up and running

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The pier at Oualie Beach Resort is up and running, says John Yearwood, managing director of the hotel. After the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, both Category 5 storms, the Observer visited the Oualie beach Sept. 21 and noted that the hotel received major damage to its pier

SXM government launches website to communicate with citizens

Source: Saba News The St. Maarten government has launched a special website through which they intend to communicate with their citizens: www.sxmemergency.org The post SXM government launches website to communicate with citizens appeared first on Saba News. Link: SXM government launches website to communicate with citizens

RBPF Nassau: Police searching for suspects in two armed robberies – Illegal gun and drugs seized during house raid, one man in custody

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police searching for suspects in two armed robberies: Police are seeking the public’s help in locating several suspects responsible for two separate armed robberies.         In the first incident, shortly before 5:00pm on Friday 29th September 2017, male armed with a handgun robbed a business establishment located on Blue Hill…

US-Cuba thaw halted amid diplomat injuries

Source: iNews Guyana AFP image (BBC) The sun on that hot August day three years ago was punishing. It baked our backs, burnt our foreheads, and left the assembled dignitaries and excited onlookers soaked in sweat. We’d been standing in position since long before sunrise, but many had been waiting decades to see…

Wanted man shot dead in Albouystown

Source: Stabroek News Police are investigating the murder of Colin Daley A/K ‘Floggy and Frog Eye’ 24 years, unemployed of East La Penitence, whose body was found in a pool of blood with a suspected gunshot wound to the head, at Albert Street, Albouytown about 01:20h. Link: Wanted man shot dead in Albouystown

Foreign inmates arrive to Bordelais

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prison director Vern Guard says his staff is capable of handling the increased inmate population at Bordelais. Bordelais had been making headlines long before the announcement that the Correctional Facility would be housing refugee prisoners from islands affected by recent super storms. Several incidents of prisoner violence had been

Head of Police Narcotics branch transferred

Source: iNews Guyana In light of the disappearance of close to two kilograms of cocaine from the Property Room of the Police Narcotics Unit, its head, Superintendent Wayne De Harte, has been transferred to Berbice with effect from Monday, October 2. This publication was told that transfer of the senior officer is to…

UPDATE: Teen killed in Bagatelle identified

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATE: Teen killed in Bagatelle identified appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Dead: Antonio McVane Homicide victim #41 has been identified as 16-year-old Antonio McVane, better known as Edmund, of Bagatelle, Castries. The teen was shot in the chest around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, September 30

National Assembly receives 2016 Audit report

Source: iNews Guyana The Audit Office of Guyana (AOG), having completed the 2016 Audit Report on the public accounts of Guyana, has presented this report to the Speaker of the House with just one day to spare before September 30 statutory deadline. The presentation, which also included a copy of the performance report…

Barbudans returning to their homeland

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Barbudans were returning to their homeland on Friday after the Antigua and Barbuda government lifted the mandatory evacuation order it had imposed on the island after Hurricane Irma earlier… Link: Barbudans returning to their homeland

Video: Police Week Kicks Off With Gymkhana

Source: Bernews The 2017 Police Week – which celebrates 138 years of policing in Bermuda — kicked off at the Police Field in Prospect this morning [Sept 30] with the Police Gymkhana being held. Police Week will continue with a service to remember those we’ve lost at 5:30pm on Sunday 1st October… Link:

Haiti – Football : MJSAC wishes Fredler Christophe good luck

Source: Haiti Libre The Ministry of Youth and Sports and Civic Action (MJSAC) learned with great pleasure and pride the departure of the captain of the national under-17 football team, Fredler Christophe for France… Link: Haiti – Football : MJSAC wishes Fredler Christophe good luck

Russia says ready to work with North Korea to resolve missile crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper MOSCOW – Moscow is prepared to work with Pyongyang to try to find a peaceful resolution to the North Korean missile crisis, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday. The comments came in a statement… Link: Russia says ready to work with North Korea to resolve missile crisis

Kerry Petty Was ‘Thoughtful, Kind, Artistic’

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Thoughtful, kind, artistic – those are just a few of the words Kerry Petty’s friends used to describe the talented baker who was killed in a traffic accident on Thursday morning. Ms. Petty was on her motorcycle on Middle Road in Southampton when her vehicle was involved… Link:

Our perfect Kerry

Source: The Royal Gazette A devoted mother and a genuine friend. This is how close friends and family remembered mother of two Kerry Petty yesterday as they struggled to come to terms with her death. Ms Petty was on her way to work at Rock Island Caf early on Thursday morning when she was…

Boston in charge at Ball Hockey Classic

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic comes to a conclusion this weekend, with the Bermuda Ball Hockey Association playing host to teams from on and off the island at the rink at Pembroke Community Club. The Ex X Pats are literally guys who lived on the island from about 2000 to…

Under-15s can bring back families, says Wade

Source: The Royal Gazette Concerns raised over the restructuring of youth football was the hottest topic of discussion during the Bermuda Football Associations annual general meeting at Devonshire Recreation Club on Thursday night. The association has received complaints from parents and the clubs over the changes, with the decision to stage under-15 matches. ..

When families lead themselves out of poverty

Source: The Royal Gazette Seventeen years ago, Mauricio Lim Miller, a leader in the field of social services, received a phone call from Jerry Brown, who was the mayor of Oakland, California, at the time, that set him on a quest to understand how families really overcome poverty. Mr Lim Miller had spent decades…

A hand-up is better than a handout

Source: The Royal Gazette Everyone needs a job, from the time that a child is relatively small through to virtually the end of adult life. Work provides purpose and motivation mentally, physically, financially, and sometimes, spiritually fulfilling. Work is not as we like to think especially when it is a job we dislike something…

Trott back in England squad

Source: The Royal Gazette Nathan Trott has been named in the England Under-20 squad for friendlies against Italy and Czech Republic next month. The West Ham United goalkeeper has been included in Keith Downings 21-man squad that has undergone three changes from the one that played against Holland and Switzerland this month. Trott is…

T&T woman who planned husband’s murder discharged

Source: Stabroek News Jassodra Jagmohan leaving court. (Trinidad Guardian) After spending more than nine years in jail awaiting trial for killing her abusive and adulterous husband, stroke-stricken Jassodra Jagmohan, 63, was finally reunited with her family yesterday when she was set free. Link: T&T woman who planned husband’s murder discharged

Clive Pantin has died

Source: Newsday Clive Pantin – husband, father, teacher, sportsman, community, sport and social activist, former Principal of Fatima College, founder of Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Life (FEEL) and a former Minister of Education – has passed away. The news came this morning when his daughter took to social media… Link:

Ball Hockey: Boston, Bermuda & Ex-Pats Win

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Classic Tournament continued at the PCC Hockey Rink, with a total of 26 goals were scored on the second day of the Tournament. Ex-Pats 2 Boston 10 Boston put the tournament on notice that they mean business with their second big win defeating the Ex-Pats 10 – 3.… Link:

Opposition Leader wants PM to be taken to Privileges Committee

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – A new session of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament began here on Friday with Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar calling for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to be brought before the… Link: Opposition Leader wants PM to be taken to Privileges Committee

UPDATE: Homicide in Bagatelle – teen killed

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATE: Homicide in Bagatelle – teen killed appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A young male was reportedly shot to death in Bagatelle early Saturday morning, according to law enforcement sources. The victim who is 16 years old, was reportedly shot in the chest, and transported by

WIA To Host Telethon For Hurricane Relief

Source: Bernews The West Indian Association will be hosting a live telethon on October 12th to assist their hurricane relief campaign entitled “Give from the Heart”. The Association said, “The West Indian Association [Bermuda] [WIA] will be hosting a live telethon via the Bermuda Broadcasting ZFB TV CH 7 and Power 95FM… Link:

Nikki Bascome To Face Fabio Costa On Nov 11

Source: Bernews Bermudian boxer Nikki Bascome will face Fabio Costa of Portugal on Saturday, November 11 at the Fairmont Southampton. According to BoxRec.com, Bascome’s latest opponent, who hails from Porto, Portugal, has won his last five matches dating back to September 2015, while Bascome, who will clearly have the hometown crowd behind… Link:

Beyonce remixes Latin hit Mi Gente to aid disaster relief efforts

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Beyonce has released a new single and video to help with relief efforts following the recent natural disasters in the Caribbean and Mexico. “Mi Gente (My People),” a remix of the Latin… Link: Beyonce remixes Latin hit Mi Gente to aid disaster relief efforts

Campbell wins stage 3; Schulting still leads

Source: Newsday Akil Campbell (T&T/PSL) dominated the Plymouth Criterium of the 2017 Tobago International Cycling Classic (TICC) yesterday. Campbell (51:07.72) ran away with the stage, which started and ended at Shelbourne Street, ahead of his PSL team-mate Marloe Rodman of Jamaica (51.09.94) with hometown favourite Emile Abraham (Pharmaco) following in 51:10.20. Jamol… Link:

Govt hopes for Dragon Field sign-off

Source: Newsday The sales agreement for natural gas produced from the Dragon Field will hopefully be signed “a month or two” Energy Ministry Franklin Khan has said. Those negotiations are currently taking place between Shell Trinidad & Tobago Ltd, PDVSA- Venezuela’s state-owned oil and gas company, and the National Gas Company of… Link:

Teams grouped for President’s Cup

Source: Antigua Observer By Neto Baptiste A total of 40 teams will compete in the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association’s (ABFA) President’s Cup which is slated to start on Monday at venues across the island. The teams, placed in 10 groups of four, will first battle in a round-robin group stage with the…

DNA’s Erica Edwards vows to reverse social decay in Rural South

Source: Antigua Observer Erica Edwards, the newly announced Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidate for St. John’s Rural South has blamed a host of social ills afflicting the constituency, including prostitution, sexual abuse, delinquency and crime, on the inaction of Eustace “Teco” Lake, the current parliamentary representative for the area. Edwards, officially Antigua and…

Bairstow and Roy help hosts seal series

Source: Antigua Observer Jonny Bairstow made a career-best unbeaten 141 and Jason Roy 96 as England cruised to a nine-wicket win over West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international in Southampton. England’s spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid helped to restrict the tourists to 288-6 on a batting-friendly surface. After his…

Point man beheaded in Guadeloupe

Source: Antigua Observer By Tameika Malone tameika.malone@antiguaobserver.com The mutilated body of a man from the Point area was discovered floating off the shores of Guadeloupe earlier this week in what authorities there believe was a drug deal gone bad. Forty-three-year-old Kenrick Fenton was found near his fishing boat with his head decapitated. OBSERVER…

Ex-UDP ministers still hustling at Immigration Department

Source: Amandala News BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Wed. Sept. 27, 2017–The special audit of the Immigration Department has named thirteen past and current UDP Cabinet ministers for their intervention in the works of the Immigration Department for the period 2011-2013. Those interventions might have […] Link: Ex-UDP ministers still hustling at Immigration Department

Kelvin Usher, 17, found alive

Source: Amandala News Usher’s 4-day disappearance sparked massive media outpourings and demonstrations by his SJCJC schoolmates BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 28, 2017–This morning, family members of Kelvin Usher were preparing to embark on another day of search for the missing 17-year-old, who disappeared […] Link: Kelvin Usher, 17, found alive

2017 pink-eye cases already exceed last year’s tally

Source: Amandala News There have been 1,675 cases since September 10th – outbreak reported in Chetumal BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 26, 2017–This week has seen an escalation of new cases of conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye,” with 696 cases having been reported […] Link: 2017 pink-eye cases already exceed last year’s tally

Michelle Trapp sworn in as magistrate

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Wed. Sept. 27, 2017–Attorney Michelle Trapp was sworn in today as a magistrate by the Chief Justice, Hon. Kenneth Benjamin, in a short ceremony that was held in his chamber. She said she doesn’t as yet know where […] Link: Michelle Trapp sworn in as magistrate

Shake-up in police narcotics branch

Source: Guyana Chronicle …head of dep’t. moved following disappearance of cocaine HEAD of the Police Narcotics Department, Superintendent of Police, Wayne Dehearte, has been transferred to Berbice to serve in the General Duties section, following the disappearance of a quantity of cocaine from a storage facility within the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), over…

Signs of Normalcy Returning to USVI

Source: St. John Source Postal worker Debbie Querrard hands out mail to St. John box holders, as a sense of normalcy slowly returns to the territory. (Amy Roberts photo) Gov. Kenneth Mapp announcing that he was sending his nomination of Nelson Petty Jr. as head of the Department of Public Works to the legislature…

PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN!

Source: Guyana Chronicle Police recruits on Friday evening joined other stakeholders in the fight against child abuse at the Child Protection Agency’s evening of reflection and candlelight vigil held at the Guyana Police Force Annex, Eve Leary (Adrian Narine photo) The post PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN! appeared first on Guyana Chronicle. Link: PROTECTING OUR

Self-employed still cheating tax system

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Statia urges compliance THE contribution of taxes from the self-employed to the tax revenues does not seem to represent what can be considered a fair contribution to total taxes collected, Commissioner-General Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Godfrey Statia said on Thursday. At a luncheon hosted by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services…

Boozy GRA officer arrested for firing off gun

Source: Guyana Chronicle A LICENSED firearm holder employed by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) as an enforcement officer who allegedly discharged his 9MM pistol multiple times in public view, at a popular night spot in Sandy Babb Street, Kitty early Friday morning, has been arrested and his weapon lodged. Police said about 01:45hrs,…

Bandit nabbed following Better Hope robbery

Source: Guyana Chronicle A SUSPECTED bandit was apprehended on Friday afternoon following a robbery at Better Hope on the East Coast of Demerara . According to an eyewitness, around 13:00 hrs on Friday, a woman was standing outside the Wisdom Supermarket along the Railway Line Embankment at Better Hope, when three men rode…

GOB announces decrease in Regular gasoline prices

Source: The Reporter By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, via a press release issued earlier today, has announced that the price of regular gasoline will decrease, effective tonight as a result of a new shipment today. The release states that the price of Regular fuel will decrease by 84 cents,…

'Extremely flawed' – Crawford blasts JSIF boss for saying high percentage of Mt Salem young women engage in prostitution

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Untrue!That’s the assertion from political firebrand Damion Crawford addressing comments made by Omar Sweeney, managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), who revealed that data showed that 70 percent of young women in Mount… Link: ‘Extremely flawed’ – Crawford blasts JSIF boss for saying high percentage of Mt

Young Ashanti conquering paediatric cancer

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Her toughest battle should have pitted her against the upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), butas fate would have it, in the summer of 2015, 11-year-old Ashanti Allen’s opponent turned out to be leukaemia.The turn of events which preceded… Link: Young Ashanti conquering paediatric cancer

War on crime not lost, says Semaj

Source: Jamaica Gleaner On its current trajectory, the country’s homicide rate will do record numbers come year end.However, according to noted psychologist Dr Leahcim Semaj, the war on crime is still very much in the balance, but will require greater focus on the part of… Link: War on crime not lost, says Semaj

Former helper, boyfriend get 25 years for Vogel killing

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A High Court judge yesterday suggested that Yanika Scott, the former household helper to university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel, was the “brains” behind his murder.It came as Justice Evon Brown dressed down Scott, 32, and her boyfriend, Kelvin Downer,… Link: Former helper, boyfriend get 25 years for Vogel killing

Pension laws for public sector passed by the Senate

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Pensions (Public Service) Act, 2017, which is intended to reform pension arrangements in the public sector, was passed yesterday by the Upper House with 62 amendments.This follows weeks of delays in completing the debate in the Senate, as… Link: Pension laws for public sector passed by the Senate

Executed Brazilian miner was a multiple killer

Source: Kaieteur News – lived in Guyana under false name after escaping from jail Murdered Brazilian, Antonio Da Saliva In Guyana, he was known as Antonio Da Silva, a respected and extremely wealthy gold miner with several dredges, a wife, and two children. But his real name appears to have been Siviomar Antônio…

Irma kills Guyana-born man on shrimp boat

Source: Kaieteur News Killed: Carl Shepherd TARPON SPRINGS, Florida (www.tbo.com) — The boat was a 32 feet, white fiberglass, with sails stretching up, up, up – it was, Carl Shepherd who decided that that’s, the boat that he would retire in. “What are you going to do?” asked his friend, Michael Ellzey, who…

Open arms

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has embraced almost 20 schoolchildren from those Caribbean islands ravaged during the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria and given them a chance to attend school here. Deputy Chief Education… Link: Open arms

Another stellar year for tourism

Source: Barbados Advocate “Barbados’ tourism industry is set to record a third consecutive record-breaking year with respect to long-stay visitors.” Link: Another stellar year for tourism

NEW PV PLANT COMING

Source: Barbados Advocate Hallam Edwards (right), Chairman of Enermax Limited, and Carlos Edwards, Managing Director, talking about their plans for the photovoltaic project. BARBADOS is set to get a spanking new four megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant. Link: NEW PV PLANT COMING

A Hero’s Welcome at Vigil Turned Celebration

Source: Channel 5 Belize To the cynical, the events of Thursday and indeed this entire week seem to have played out like the most sugary movie script this side of the Hallmark Channel or maybe Lifetime. And the old adage still holds true that something too good to be true usually is. But for…

Marcel Samuels Shot Dead in Butcher Burns

Source: Channel 5 Belize Marcel Samuels A well known butcher and jeweler was executed this morning as he went to his farm in the area of a favorite swimming spot, Butcher Burns. Sixty-two-year-old Marcel Samuels was ambushed in a quiet farming community as he and his wife were heading to their livestock farm, when…

Luis Sierra Lured to Death Near Valley Community

Source: Channel 5 Belize Luis Sierra There is another fatal shooting in which two suspects have reportedly been detained.  The shooting incident turned apparent murder occurred outside of Valley Community on the Hummingbird Highway. Dead is forty-six-year-old Luis Sierra, a father of five, whose body was found this morning after he called his family…

Scotiabank Avoided Problems with Correspondent Banking

Source: Channel 5 Belize The International Monetary Fund in its latest country report noted that Belize remains affected by issues with correspondent banking. The IMF cites the withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships and low capital buffers as key risks to financial stability.  As you would know, several local banks in Belize and small jurisdictions…

Scotiabank Donates to Ministry of Education

Source: Channel 5 Belize Scotia Bank Belize is supporting efforts to promote literacy among the population. Today, the bank handed over a set of computers as well as a cheque to the Ministry of Education as a first phase. The bank will also be gifting computers to schools to be identified by the ministry.…

SAGICOR Walk/Run to Benefit Healthy Lifestyles

Source: Channel 5 Belize It is not intended to be competitive but the five-kilometer walk and run organized by SAGICOR insurance in Belize City on Saturday evening is intended to be both fun and for a good cause – two causes, in fact. Up to ten thousand dollars in funding will be raised on…

I am running for BCB president – Somwaru

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Stresses honesty, transparency once elected   PRESIDENT of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council, Dhierandranauth Somwaru, has confirmed that he will run for president of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) in next month’s elections. The 64-year-old made the disclosure yesterday, saying his decision to run is because of the interest…

Ramchand ready for Caribbean Invasion

Source: Guyana Chronicle Team Ramchand’s Wreckers are ready for tomorrow’s Caribbean Invasion drag race meet at the South Dakota Circuit, Timehri. The wreckers, with several local titles under their belts, will be returning to the racing track with the Gillette-sponsored Toyota Levin, a Nissan Pulsar, a Toyota Celica, and a Toyota Starlet. Speaking…

I’m happy to be free

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Saturday, September 30, 2017 After spending more than nine years in jail awaiting trial for killing her abusive and adulterous husband, stroke-stricken Jassodra Jagmohan, 63, was finally reunited with her family yesterday when she was set free. Claiming her actions were spurred on by years of physical and mental…

Sagicor gains $0.13

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 11 securities of which 8 advanced, 2 declined and 1 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 78,285 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at$1,091,072.72. NCB Financial Group was the volume leader…

Brace for tough budget – West

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017SHALIZA HASSANALI shaliza.hassanali@guardian.co.tt Brace for a tough budget. The warning came from Minister in the Ministry of Finance Allyson West yesterday, as the country waits for Monday’s budget presentation from Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Following the opening of the Senate at the third session of the 11th…

Shell T&T boss: Talks on Dragon gas ongoing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nadaleen SinghPublished: Saturday, September 30, 2017nadaleen.singh@guardian.co.tt Discussions between Venezuela and T&T concerning the Dragon Field gas deal have not been interrupted due to sanctions posed by the US against Venezuela in late August, 2017. Commenting on the progress of the negotiations, Derek Hudson, country chairman of Shell T&T said the Dragon…

Caribbean investment forum ends

Source: St. Lucia Times A Caribbean investment forum has ended here with recommendations for urgent investment into infrastructure more resilient to climate change, so as to allow regional countries to achieve their clean energy, sustainable development plans. The high-level meeting of representatives from Caribbean governments, development partners and regional organizations, focused on rebuilding national infrastructures…

Dominica PM upset over false news

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-A deeply disturbed prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Friday said he was really upset with certain elements in the country who, in his estimation, were seeking to undermine the future of the Dominican people. At his daily media briefing the prime minister called on those who were using social…

Belize’s drug treatment court still in pilot phase?

Source: The Reporter By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter The disproportionate number of inmates on remand awaiting trial at the Kolbe Foundation Prison at Hattieville prompted Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to join with the national Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC) to explore and recommend the establishment of a Drug Treatment Court for Belize. The…

Belize wins 2nd Mundo Maya Pok-Ta-Pok World Cup

Source: The Reporter Belize may not have qualified to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, but the Belize “Ek Balam” team of young men from Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk have won the second Munda Maya World Cup championship, for Pok-ta-pok, the traditional Maya ball game. Didier Novelo, Franz Novelo, Eric Cal, Josue…

Belize Up Front

Source: The Reporter After a five week break from writing, it’s great to be back. The reason for the partial break is because of my mini vacation in Belize, which ended up being an extended one. Eight days into my arrival at home, I had the unfortunate experience of getting my backpack stolen.…

Get rid of the GSU, Briceno promises if PUP wins

Source: The Reporter By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), known for its rigid, no-nonsense stance on gang activity and street crime, will cease to exist if the People’s United Party (PUP) becomes the next government. PUP Leader, John Briceno, told the media on Saturday that the GSU, whose functions…

WIA telethon for hurricane relief

Source: The Royal Gazette The West Indian Association of Bermuda will host a telethon in aid of hurricane relief efforts on October 12. The televised fundraising event Caribbean Hurricane Relief Campaign Give from the Heart will be broadcast live on ZFB Channel 7 and Power 95FM Radio. Live coverage will be from 6pm to…

UPDATED: 8-year-old struck by vehicle in La Clery

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATED: 8-year-old struck by vehicle in La Clery appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. An 8-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle in La Clery, Castries Friday afternoon, Sept. 29. The victim, Eyanna Stephen of Active Hill, La Clery, sustained a deep laceration to her right

MAIL CALL: Traffic jams

Source: Cayman Compass How can Cayman ease traffic jams on its congested streets? Compass Editorial writer Jennifer Hemmingsen shares a few ideas. Link: MAIL CALL: Traffic jams

Archer lands top job at CI Stock Exchange

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Questions about what Marco Archer would do after his unexpected defeat at the polls in May were answered Friday, when officials from the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange revealed that the former award-winning finance minister was taking over the post of chief executive officer at the exchange. Archer will take…

7MB condo intruder guilty of sex crime

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Ronnie Rodney Ebanks (49) from West Bay was found guilty Friday of indecently assaulting a tourist in February. Following a judge-alone trial in August, Ebanks was convicted of entering a condo at Christopher Columbus on West Bay Road, where he sexually assaulted a woman who was visiting Cayman with her family…

Certificate of character office reopening next week

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is asked to note that the Office of Certificate of Character will reopen from Monday, October 2. Those with appointments scheduled from October 2 onwards, should visit the office on the… Link: Certificate of character office reopening next week

Princess casino gets provisional licence

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission has announced the awarding of a provisional casino gaming licence to Hamilton Princess Casino Limited. The integrated resort casino was proposed for the Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club on Pitts Bay Road in Hamilton. A statement followsOn September 22, 2017, the Hamilton Princess. ..

Botanical Gardens to host weekend run, walk

Source: The Royal Gazette The Botanical Gardens will be subject to traffic restrictions this weekend to accommodate the PartnerRe 5K Run and Walk. On Saturday, race number will be available for collection at the Jack King Building between 8am and 11am. Traffic and parking around the building will be controlled by Department of Parks…

Butterfield shares gain 1.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank was the only stock to climb in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. The bank closed on 36 after gaining 40 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, as 5,399 of its shares changed hands. Butterfields New York Stock Exchange-listed shares gained 23 cents, or 0. 6 per cent, to…

Heineken Green Synergy Crowns DJ Stars!

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Fond D’or Heritage Park in Dennery, was a wave of excitement on Sunday September 24, 2017. It was the staging of the 2017 Heineken Green Synergy DJ Competition finals, and fans came from all over the island to converge at the transformed Fond D’or Park for an evening…

30 Minute Video: Sept 29 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:

Bairstow hits century to complete England’s 4-0 win over Windies

Source: Nation Newspaper SOUTHAMPTON, Britain – Jonny Bairstow smashed a career-best unbeaten 141 and Jason Roy hit 96 as England thrashed West Indies by nine wickets in Southampton to complete a 4-0 series rout on Friday. … Link: Bairstow hits century to complete England’s 4-0 win over Windies

Princess Casino Receives Provisional License

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission [BCGC] announced the “awarding of a provisional casino gaming license to Hamilton Princess Casino Limited, an integrated resort casino proposed at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.” “On September 22, 2017, the Hamilton Princess Casino Limited presented its plans at a public presentation held at the… Link:

Dominican PM “pissed off” at comments

Source: iNews Guyana (BARBADOS TODAY) A deeply disturbed prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Friday said he was really upset with certain elements in the country who, in his estimation, were seeking to undermine the future of the Dominican people. At his daily media briefing the prime minister called on those who were using…

Is the Crisis over in Venezuela?

Source: Havana Times This Saturday, it’ll be two months without pictures of opposition protests against Nicolas Maduro’s government which were appearing in newspapers worldwide every day. Nonetheless, the country’s crisis is still alive and kicking and is moving forward like a steamroller. Link: Is the Crisis over in Venezuela?

House Burt reports on US trip

Source: The Royal Gazette Overseas businesses are excited about the direction Bermuda is heading, David Burt told the House of Assembly. The Premier gave a report about his trips with tourism minister Jamahl Simmons to New York, where they took part in a business luncheon, and Washington, DC, where they attended the Congressional Black…

Cuba Regrets US Decision to Withdraw Diplomats

Source: Havana Times The Cuban government today called the United States’ decision to withdraw most of its diplomatic personnel on the island “hasty,” and said the decision would affect relations between the two countries. Link: Cuba Regrets US Decision to Withdraw Diplomats

Weekend Traffic Advisory: Botanical Gardens

Source: Bernews The Department of Parks advised that due to the Partner-Re 5K Run & Walk this weekend, there will be traffic restrictions at the Botanical Gardens. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks would like to inform the general public that due to the Partner-Re 5K Run & Walk vehicular traffic… Link:

Russia accuses CNN International of violating Russian media law

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – Russia’s communications regulator on Friday accused U.S. TV channel CNN International of violating Russian media law and said it had summoned the broadcaster’s representatives in connection with the matter. The Russian foreign ministry accused Washington on Thursday of putting unwarranted pressure on the U.S operations of Kremlin-backed media…

Philippine president criticized for cursing Obama

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described how he was advised by the government’s foreign office to stop using expletives in his speeches, but then recalled how he cursed Barack Obama because of the former U.S. leader’s criticism of his anti-drug campaign. Known for anti-American tirades, Duterte said in…

GPSU Executive Council installed

Source: Stabroek News Installation on September 28, 2017 of the newly elected GPSU Executive Council Officers for the term of office 2017-2021. Link: GPSU Executive Council installed

England trounce Windies by nine wickets

Source: Stabroek News Jonny Bairstow SOUTHAMPTON, England, CMC – England defeated West Indies by nine wickets in the final One-Day International of the five-match series at the Ageas Bowl here Friday. Link: England trounce Windies by nine wickets

Parkes, Harvey & Taylor Earn BCBA Certification

Source: Bernews Three Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre therapists have achieved board certification, with Frances Parkes, Jahnae Harvey and Naomi Taylor working tirelessly to receive a passing result to qualify toward the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification [BCBA]. Ms Harvey is the second Bermudian to receive her BCBA, after fellow Tomorrow’s Voices therapist… Link:

Edmond Hart dead at 94

Source: Newsday Legendary masman Edmond Hart of HARTS Carnival passed away this morning at the San Fernando General Hospital. The announcement was made this afternoon in a statement posted by the carnival band on Facebook. Hart, 94, fell ill late last evening. He leaves behind his wife, Judy, six children Karen, Maritza,… Link:

Couple sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder of UWI lecturer

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The former household helper and her boyfriend who have been convicted of killing university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel have each been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Justice Evon Brown, who handed down sentence this afternoon, has ordered that Yanika Scott and Kelvin Downer must serve 15 years before they are eligible for parole. Link: Couple

Alleged mastermind wanted for CJIA cocaine bust remanded

Source: iNews Guyana Delvor Bunbury, 27, who is the alleged mastermind in the smuggling of almost 2 kilograms of cocaine, for which Travis Mendonca was recently sentenced to three years imprisonment, has turned himself  over to the Police and on Friday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast…

Stroke victim freed for killing husband

Source: Newsday Justice was tempered with mercy this morning when a San Fernando High Court judge freed 63-year-old stroke victim Jassodra Jugmohan, for killing her husband ten years ago. The Penal woman has spent nine years and three months awaiting trial for murder, but last week pleaded guilty before Justice Althea Alexis-Windsor.… Link:

Haiti – FLASH : Moïse to lower popular pressure modifies income tax

Source: Haiti Libre Following the adoption this week in the Council of Ministers of a preliminary draft law adopted to amend article 149 of the Decree of 29 September 2005 on income tax, President Moïse will convene an extraordinary session… Link: Haiti – FLASH : Moïse to lower popular pressure modifies income tax

Acting Consul General Monique Vanderpool included on “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence” 2017 List

Source: Bahamas Weekly Acting Consul General Monique Vanderpool was included on the Atlanta Business League’s 2017 list of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence.” The award was given during the “Women of Vision” Breakfast, which was held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1994, the…

Premier On Visits To New York & Washington

Source: Bernews Speaking in the in the House of Assembly today [Sept 29],  Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt provided an overview of his recent visits to New York and to Washington, DC. The Premier’s full statement follows below: Mr. Speaker I rise today to inform this Honourable House of my recent… Link:

Construction Mega Pier 2 progressing well

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The construction of the Mega Pier 2 in Otrabanda, Willemstad is progressing well. It is expected that the construction works will be finished in November this year. This means that the pier can be operational in less than two months. Unfortunately, the development around the area has not…

You Have Got To Be Joking!

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review   The Clifton Review is a tri-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…

Haiti – Lamothe Foundation : Education and solar energy

Source: Haiti Libre Dr. Louis G. Lamothe Foundation (FLGL), after donating and distributing 128 school kits to the Panyol Classical Training Center, the Foundation moved earlier this week for an intervention at Anse du Clerc… Link: Haiti – Lamothe Foundation : Education and solar energy

Restoration Efforts Moving ‘Full Speed Ahead’

Source: Jones Bahamas The pace towards recovery and the restoration of essential services for those Bahamian islands most impacted by Hurricane Irma is moving full speed ahead, with agencies responsible for the restoration of electricity and other essential services, providing promising updates. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis said the Government of The…

Henfield: Reconsider Cost of Passports

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield suggested that the cost of obtaining a passport should be reconsidered.   During his communication in the House of Assembly yesterday, Mr. Henfield pointed out that there still seems to be an issue when it comes to the cost of passports for Bahamians.  …

PM Weeps with Grieving Family

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and his wife Patricia wept yesterday with the family of the eight-year-old boy who was fatality shot on Monday. While visiting the home where eight-year-old Eugene Woodside was shot by a stray bullet on Monday night, Dr. Minnis and his wife consoled and wept with…

New book based in Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette The author of a Bermuda-based thriller ltigtBloodwaterltigt has revisited the island in a new book. Writer Colin Duerden said ltigtFried White Gruntsltigt is a series of connected stories about growing up in Bermuda which drew inspiration from his own childhood here. He added Its childrens stories for adults,. ..

St Catherine men who abandoned trial midway found guilty of murder

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The three St Catherine men who shot another man twelve times then absconded in the middle of their murder trial have been found guilty in their absence. A jury of seven women deliberated for nearly three hours yesterday before returning a unanimous guilty verdict against Oshane Coley, Devon Harriott and Michael Jacobs. Link: St Catherine men who

Boost for learning difficulties group

Source: The Royal Gazette A group aiming to help children with learning difficulties hopes to expand after receiving charitable status. Bermuda Centre for Creative Learning Foundation was set up to provide financial aid for families of children diagnosed with language-based learning differences. BCCL has 22 students enrolled but, with the recognition as a. ..

House more cash for local businesses

Source: The Royal Gazette Government has doubled the guarantee capacity of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation to support local businesses, Jamahl Simmons announced this morning. Mr Simmons, the Minister of Economic Development, said Cabinet had agreed for the guarantee capacity to be raised from 1 million to 2 million. He told the House of.…

US Orders Diplomat Retreat from Cuba

Source: Havana Times The United States today announced the withdrawal of most of its personnel from the embassy in Cuba following the mysterious attacks that affected the health of 21 Americans and urged its citizens not to travel to the island until it is clear what happens. Link: US Orders Diplomat Retreat from

Price Commission meets to review Issues and complaints

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Price Commission held a meeting to review issues and complaints,Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Department of Labour.  Board members in attendance were Chairman Synida Dorsett, centre, and from left: Huel Robins, Deputy Chairman Earl Godet, Freddie Munnings, and Belinda Wilson. BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna… Link: Price Commission meets to

Land tax bills issued

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority has issued the land tax bills for the financial year 2017-2018. Acting director of Shared Services Sonia Jones explained that this year, property owners will be receiving… Link: Land tax bills issued

Gouveia confirms Dynamic Airways exit

Source: Stabroek News The exit of the troubled Dynamic Airways from the Guyana market had been confirmed by its local representative, Captain Gerry Gouveia of Roraima Airways Limited. Link: Gouveia confirms Dynamic Airways exit

CARPHA test new app in the fight against mosquitoes

Source: Curacao Chronicle PORT OF SPAIN –  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is exploring the novel use of mobile technology in its fight against mosquito borne diseases.  The Agency in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently pilot tested an app developed to replace traditional paper-based vector…

House Americas Cup ferries cost 1.6m

Source: The Royal Gazette More than 1. 6 million will be put into the Department of Marine and Ports owing to Americas Cup overruns, according to Walter Roban. The Deputy Premier and transport minister told the House of Assembly that additional ferries during the event along with the cost of the ltigtMillenniumltigt ferry the…

The Tennis Play and Stay Campaign

Source: Bahamas Weekly In February 2007 the International Tennis Federation officially launched a global campaign aimed at increasing tennis participation worldwide. The Tennis Play and Stay campaign aims to promote tennis as easy, fun and healthy, and to ensure all starter players are able to serve, rally and score from their first lesson.…

New legal panel established

Source: The Royal Gazette A nine-strong panel of legal practitioners has been appointed to serve as part-time assistant justices in the Civil and Commercial Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. John Riihiluoma, David Kessaram, Narinder Hargun, Jai Pachai, Mark Diel, Delroy Duncan, Jeffrey Elkinson, Rod Attride-Stirling and Kiernan Bell will serve in the positions. ..

Rowley says no to IMF

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his administration will not be approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF), despite billions of dollars in lost revenue over the last few years…. Link: Rowley says no to IMF

Guyana-Japan celebrates 50 years of diplomatic relations

Source: iNews Guyana Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Non-resident Ambassador of Japan to Guyana, Mitsuhiko Okada and his wife with other ministers of government along with Honorary Consul General of Japan, Kashir Khan and his wife (far left) Guyana and Japan have had strong diplomatic ties for some five decades now. Prime Minister Moses…

A Battle On Many Fronts

Source: The Voice THE painstaking process of rebuilding and recovery is now underway following the damage caused to our Caribbean neighbours by the … The post A Battle On Many Fronts appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: A Battle On Many Fronts

England bowl; Curran, Ambris given debuts

Source: iNews Guyana Toss England won the toss and chose to bowl v West Indies Tom Curran claimed a wicket with his second ball (Getty Images) (ESPNcricinfo) England gave an ODI debut to Tom Curran having won the toss and chosen to bowl in the fifth and final ODI. England had already wrapped…

CBCS connects to Facebook

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) is keeping up with social media trends. After having launched a Facebook page for the Yotin Kortá money museum a few years ago, the CBCS now has its own page on Facebook. This platform will be used to publish…

Managing Dementia Care From Another Country

Source: The Voice Q: Dear Regina, My cousin found your website regarding dementia care in St. Lucia. I am living in France and … The post Managing Dementia Care From Another Country appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Managing Dementia Care From Another Country

After Hurricane Maria we need to reconstitute

Source: Curacao Chronicle This summer, the Netherlands and the world came to know Puerto Rico through the all-time most popular music video Despacito, which received over 3 billion hits on Youtube. But Puerto Rico has never been mentioned in Dutch news as much as it had throughout the last three weeks. First with…

Cerebral Palsy – Still Fighting The Stigma

Source: The Voice AROUND the world, nearly 17 million people live with a condition known as cerebral palsy, or CP, which is the … The post Cerebral Palsy – Still Fighting The Stigma appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Cerebral Palsy – Still Fighting The Stigma

Jamaloodin will be called as a witness

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – George Jamaloodin will be called as a witness in the Fonseca case. That was decided by the Common Court of Justice. The former Minister of Finance is also suspect in the murder case of Helmin Wiels. He is required as a witness to answer questions from the judge,…

Club 60+ Queen Pageant Impresses

Source: The Voice AGE, they say, is nothing but a number. However, numbers do add up and when they do, the results can … The post Club 60+ Queen Pageant Impresses appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Club 60+ Queen Pageant Impresses

Restaurant week in Curaçao

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – From September 29 to October 6, it’s feasting again in Curaçao! During this week you can enjoy the finest 3-course dinners for just 55 guilders at the best restaurants of the island. Have you always wanted to discover a new restaurant, would you like to surprise your great…

Surge in migration to Greece fuels misery in refugee camps

Source: Suriname Times Greece is experiencing a dramatic rise in the number of refugees and migrants entering the country, exacerbating already deplorable living conditions on island camps. The number of people arriving, across land and sea borders, has more than doubled since the beginning of the summer. Authorities estimate arrivals are now at…

Winair issues post-Irma update

Source: Curacao Chronicle PHILIPSBURG –  Regional air carrier Winair repositioned its aircraft to St Vincent prior to Hurricane Irma and currently the fleet is operating from the island of St Kitts, as fuel and security for aircraft are not yet available in St Maarten. Winair has performed in excess of 60 relief flights…

Bahamian Contractors Association and BTVI collaborate

Source: Bahamas Weekly President of the Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA), Leonard Sands, recently underscored the importance of the organization and the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) working together to further develop trade areas.  During a meeting with BTVI executives, Mr. Sands said students must see the connection between the classroom and their…

Dynamic’s last flight to Guyana on Oct 2

Source: iNews Guyana -300 employees at various ports have already been given letters of dismissal Although local representative of Dynamic International Airways, Captain Gerry Gouveia is of the belief that a meeting in the new week with the executives of the airline will determine the way forward, the airline’s last flight to Guyana…

Mumbai railway station stampede kills at least 22

Source: Suriname Times At least 22 people have been killed and more than 30 injured during a rush-hour stampede on a bridge between two railway stations in Mumbai. The crush occurred on a narrow footbridge connecting Prabhadevi station, formerly Elphinstone, and Parel station during the Friday morning commuter rush and amid heavy rain.…

Source: Antigua Chronicle C&W Communications (C&W), a Liberty Global company, today announced the first two partner organizations – ShelterBox and Rotary International1 – of the newly formed Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to execute immediate relief and recovery activities in the countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. ShelterBox, an international disaster relief…

Shelterbox, Rotary International Named as First Partners of the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-MIAMI, FL – September 27, 2017 – C&W Communications (C&W), a Liberty Global company, today announced the first two partner organizations – ShelterBox and Rotary International1 – of the newly formed Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to execute immediate relief and recovery activities in the countries affected by Hurricanes…

I'm not hurt – Peter Bunting happy to bring expertise to new portfolio

Source: Jamaica Star Peter Bunting, who spent almost nine years heading the security portfolio, says he is not hurt after being transferred to Industry, Investment and Competitiveness in the reshuffled Shadow Cabinet announced yesterday.”Absolutely not,” Bunting replied… Link: I’m not hurt – Peter Bunting happy to bring expertise to new portfolio

Hotel guests donate laptops to school

Source: Jamaica Star When Sandals Negril guests Hector and Pamela Cooley signed up for one of the Sandals Foundation’s Reading Road Trips three years ago, they had no idea that going into schools and interacting with the children would be the start of a long-lasting,… Link: Hotel guests donate laptops to school

Preacher, church sister shot in attempted – robbery

Source: Jamaica Star A pastor and one of his church sisters were shot and injured yesterday morning at his residence in Hellshire, St Catherine.The incident occurred off Seafort Boulevard in the seaside community.THE STAR understands that robbery was the motive.The… Link: Preacher, church sister shot in attempted – robbery

Disaster money runs out

Source: Jamaica Star The Government said that it has used up the $491 million that was allocated in the Budget to respond to natural disasters.Audley Shaw, the country’s finance minister, said that adverse weather conditions that affected the island earlier this year,… Link: Disaster money runs out

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