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Children learn about super powers of food

Source: Newsday Teaching the children the secret of healthy eating by teaching them to cook was the thinking behind a special Nestlé event for children which was held on International Chefs Day. Nestlé partnered with the World Association of Chefs Societies for International Chefs Day to educate children around the world about… Link:

Seaside Games in Las Cuevas a hit

Source: Newsday NICKOLAI MADRAY The Special Olympics of Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) held its second ever Seaside Games for persons with intellectual disabilities, on Sunday, and involved events such as an Open Water Swim, an Aquathlon (run-swim-run) along with Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer. This year, the Seaside Games shifted to Las… Link:

P.U.P. Takes Lead on Amending Maritime Areas Act

Source: Channel 5 Belize In an extraordinary move, the Opposition People’s United Party today announced plans to table a motion for debate at the next sitting of the Senate to amend the Maritime Areas Act. It is the first time in recorded memory that the Opposition is taking the lead on introducing an amendment,…

Keep Calm and Don’t Worry About Guatemala

Source: Channel 5 Belize Eamon Courtenay So what will be the reaction from Guatemala once Belize moves to claim all its twelve miles of territorial waters under international law?  It’s a thought that is furthest from Courtenay’s mind, since Belize’s course of action does not hinge upon Guatemala’s foreign policy.  Courtenay says the additional…

Why Now, Asks Foreign Minister?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Wilfred Elrington Twenty-five years after the passage of the controversial law, the Senate is going to be asked to consider the amendment at its next sitting. But the Government side appears to be caught off guard by the announcement. Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington spoke to us in Belmopan today…

5 Schools Receive Aid Through Adopt-A-School Programme

Source: Island Sun Several schools throughout the Territory have been benefitting from contributions towards their rebuilding programme. Chairperson for the Adopt-A-School Programme and Acting Director for the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye said the contribution is being made through the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Adopt-A-School Programme. She added…

Safer Structures & Buildings Are A Must

Source: Island Sun It will be back to the drawing board for the building codes and regulations on the books as hurricanes Irma and Maria exposed the many serious vulnerabilities in the Territory’s construction practices. In acknowledgement of this Premier and Minister for Finance Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith said that the…

Record-breaking response by CARILEC member utilities 

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Record-breaking response by CARILEC member utilities  appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. CARILEC delegation with the Ministry of Infrastructure in Tortola (PRESS RELEASE) – The CARILEC Disaster Assistance Programme (CDAP) for disaster relief and electricity restoration has been in full action during the very active 2017

How You Can Get Your Criminal Record Expunged for Weed

Source: Channel 5 Belize During the Senate’s extensive debate of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill last Wednesday, Churches Senator Ashley Rocke recorded the formal opposition of the organizations he represents – the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches and Belize Council of Churches, joined in rare unanimity by the National Evangelical Association of Belize.…

P.U.P. Tells P.M.: Release B.I.L. Contracts

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Friday, Belize Infrastructure Limited issued a press statement firing back on the public characterization of its efforts on the failed Lake Independence Boulevard construction. While acknowledging that the lack of stone-based fill directly led to parts of the road sinking despite the hot mix placed on it, the special-purpose…

Accused Forger Targeted Governor General

Source: Channel 5 Belize Elston Elijio Police are looking for twenty-three-year-old Elston Elijio of Dangriga in connection with a case of forgery. Belmopan Police issued a ‘wanted poster’ for Elijio because he reportedly created a fake Facebook account under the name “Colville Young”, the Governor General of Belize.  Elijio allegedly created the fake account…

City Crime “Destroying the Nation”

Source: Channel 5 Belize When we caught up with NEAB today, we also asked about the alarming crime situation. Antipathy for the Government aside, the association agreed with and adopted the position of Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Elrington that turf wars over imported marijuana is behind much of the recent killing on the…

Food security: A priority in Dominica

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Food security: A priority in Dominica appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) — It has been just over a month since the Eastern Caribbean’s ‘food bowl’ was left bare following a direct hit from one of the strongest hurricanes to pass through the Caribbean

NEAB Disdains John B. – What About the Children?

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill enjoyed rare bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and to a lesser extent, the Senate. But the words of Opposition Leader John Briceño raised eyebrows. He stated during the debate that the bill did not go far enough and that Belize should be…

Dowrich and Holder rescue Windies after Raza heroics

Source: Guyana Chronicle     SHANE Dowrich and Jason Holder moved West Indies into the lead after Sikandar Raza’s maiden five-wicket Test haul put Zimbabwe in a promising position on day three of the second Test. Raza struck a valuable 80 in Zimbabwe’s first innings of 326 in Bulawayo and the all-rounder showed…

Deo triumphs in inaugural Silica Sandport golf tourney

Source: Guyana Chronicle EMPHASISING that she is still in fine form, reigning two-time Guyana Open female champion, Joaan Deo, triumphed over a field of mainly male golfers to emerge winner of the inaugural Silica Sandport golf tournament. Deo, the only female competitor in the Medal Play format tournament which was contested Sunday last…

Demerara Mutual National Schools Cricket League…

Source: Guyana Chronicle Wins for Cummings Lodge, Hindu College -Tucville and Christ Church Secondary     THE 2017/2018 Guyana Cricket Board/ Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited/National Sports Commission/ National Secondary Schools Cricket League (GCB/DMLAS/NSC/NSSCL) continued with matches being played in Georgetown and the East Coast of Demerara. At the Enterprise ground, President’s…

Swag Entertainment wins PNCR 60th Anniversary Futsal title

Source: Guyana Chronicle – large turnout enjoys Diamond Jubilee celebrations LINDEN’s Swag Entertainment was crowned the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) 60th Anniversary Futsal Champion after squeezing past Bent Street by a 2-1 margin in the final last Sunday at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Hard Court, Linden. Watched by a large gathering…

Local perspective on Breeders’ Cup

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andre BaptisePublished: Wednesday, November 1, 2017The feature race on Friday is the Distaff and a tough field of fillies and mares are slated to contest this championship race. The headline acts among the older mares are Forever Unbridled and Stellar Wind. They were third and fourth, respectively, behind the great Beholder…

Parkites double-up in squash tourney

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, November 1, 2017Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) squash teams were in dominating form on Thursday night when the third round of the National Interclub Squash League concluded.Hazbeens which won all three games contested to date, are favourites for the championship with a dominating win over Petrotrin Young Gunz 4-1…

Miss Universe T&T stripped

Source: Trinidad Guardian GEISHA ALONZOPublished: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 This country’s Miss Universe T&T pageant first runner-up Martrecia Alleyne is now being considered to replace stripped delegate Yvonne Clarke. The local franchise holder for the pageant, Jenny Douglas, was weighing this option yesterday after she stripped Clarke of her title over an alleged breach…

Body on highway

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, November 1, 2017Homicide officers are investigating the killings of two men in separate instances between Monday night and yesterday morning. In the most recent incident, police said an unidentified man was found at the entrance of the Beetham Landfill around 4 am yesterday. Police processing the crime scene blocked…

Drive-by isTobago’s9th murder

Source: Trinidad Guardian Casandra Thompson-Forbes Published: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tobago police are probing the circumstances surrounding the island’s ninth murder for 2017. The victim was identified as Dave Vincent, 56, of San Fernando, Trinidad, who resided at Les Coteaux, Tobago. Police said Vincent was found slumped in a white Nissan B14 car, registration…

Curaçao must prepare for Uber

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao must prepare itself for Uber taxi service. This is according to the Minister of Traffic and Transportation, Zita Jesus-Leito. This service is accepted worldwide and therefore also in Curaçao, said the Minister. The Minister does not see the internet taxi service as a competitor for the standard…

Tromp was best paid Central Bank President

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Former Central Bank President Emsley Tromp was the best-earning Central Bank Chief in 2015. This is based on Bloomberg’s calculations from that year. With € 849,000, Tromp earned almost double compared to Belgian counterpart who comes in at second place. Director of the Nederlandsche Bank Klaas Knot earned…

Caribbean British Overseas Territories will discuss hurricane relief with UK

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands –The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin returned from Miami over the weekend after chairing a special meeting of elected Heads of Government from Caribbean British Overseas Territories.  Hon. Tara Rivers who has Ministerial responsibility for Hazard Management Cayman Islands also attended. Other Heads of Government  in attendance…

CTB to seek external financing for its master plan

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – There is no money to execute the tourism master plan. This became clear during the weekend when the Members of Parliament were debating the budget for the coming year. The government presented the budget to parliament in September as is customary. The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) is now…

[FBME:] A new bank of crooks and criminals

Source: Cayman Eye News By John Berthelsen From Asia Sentinel Death on the street Another businessman named Alexander Perpilichny fled Russia in 2010, to hand Swiss prosecutors details of the alleged involvement of senior Russian officials in the Hermitage theft, only also to end up dead, collapsing on a London street as he jogged.…

Cancer in populations of African Ancestry: studies of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium

Source: Cayman Eye News From Springer Link Authors Authors and affiliations Camille Ragin Elizabeth Blackman Robin Roberts Raleigh Butler Samuel Gathere Darron Halliday Kimlin Ashing Among all non-communicable diseases, cancer is the second cause of death worldwide. Although some cancers are preventable [1, 2, 3] and treatable and even curable, cancer remains the most common cause of death among populations of…

Premier calls for more engagement to defend Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass Premier Alden McLaughlin emphasized his government’s ongoing relationship with Cayman Finance and the financial services sector in defense of Cayman’s economic model in his budget speech on Oct. 27. Link: Premier calls for more engagement to defend Cayman

Company seeks to block records transfer

Source: Cayman Compass An international stock trading platform is attempting to prevent the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority from obtaining some of its records for an ongoing investigation against the company in Australia. Link: Company seeks to block records transfer

St. Kitts and Nevis’ prime minister makes impassioned plea for small island states

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris meets with Nicholas Rémillard, president and chief executive officer of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA), the umbrella organisation that convenes the Toronto Global Forum.   St. Kitts and Nevis’ prime minister makes impassioned plea for small island states From

Photos: Halloween Festivities Across The Island

Source: Bernews Ghosts, scary monsters, princesses, superheroes and various other characters are out in numbers this Halloween evening [Oct 31], with residents across the island welcoming trick-or-treaters of all ages. We will have additional photos from across the island later on, and in the meantime you can view all our coverage of Halloween here, and… Link:

Government eyes $209 million in immigration revenues

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government expects to collect more than $100 million per year in the next two years from immigration-related fees charged for work permits, permanent residence applications, visitor work visas, Caymanian status fees and other permits, according to budget documents reviewed by the Cayman Compass. Link: Government eyes 9

Artex Risk Solutions acquire Cayman business

Source: The Royal Gazette Artex Risk Solutions has acquired Cayman Islands-based Chandler Insurance Management. In a statement, Artex said Chandler brings to the company more than 20 years of captive insurance management experience in the Cayman Islands. Nick Heys, CEO of Artexs International operations, said Chandler has earned a strong reputation in. ..

Sompo to create new agriculture platform

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian-based Sompo International Holdings Ltd, a specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, is creating an integrated platform to provide agriculture insurance and reinsurance solutions across the globe. The new global platform, AgriSompo, will deliver a common underwriting approach with shared expertise. .. Link: Sompo to create

RenRe losses top 500m

Source: The Royal Gazette An operating loss of 546. 9 million, or 13. 81 per share, for the third quarter has been reported by RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. The Bermudian-based companys net loss was 504. 8 million, or 12. 75 per share, which compares to a profit of 146 million for the same period in…

Veteran Journalist and Photographer Eric Rose presented a copy of his book to the Governor General of Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Veteran Journalist and Photographer Eric Rose presented a copy of his book, Poetry of A Life Renewed, to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, during a courtesy call at Government House, Tuesday, October 31, 2017. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Veteran Journalist and Photographer Eric Rose presented a copy of

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For October 2017

Source: Bernews Bernews posted more than 150 videos across various social networks during October 2017, and the top ten most viewed on YouTube included the ‘Taking Off’ airport video, a car being removed from the airport long term parking, Sunday ‘Good News’ spotlights, trucks drive through flooded Mills Cree, the BFRS Pinning… Link:

Town hall meeting on gun violence on November 1

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are invited to a town hall meeting on the topic: Tackling Gun Violence in Our Communities, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 1, at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St… Link: Town hall meeting on gun violence on November 1

Haiti – FLASH : Nov. 1st – 2nd, no working days

Source: Haiti Libre The Ministry of Communication informs that on the occasion of the Day of the Dead and All Saints, administrative offices, schools, commerce and industry… Link: Haiti – FLASH : Nov. 1st – 2nd, no working days

Argus Group shares jump 6.7

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Argus Group were up 25 cents, or 6. 7 per cent, at 4 after 23,966 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also an exchange of 7,000 shares in One Communications, but with no effect on the stocks closing price. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was up five…

Public to have its say on ATV proposal

Source: The Royal Gazette The community has been asked for feedback on a proposal to bring all-terrain vehicle tours to the Railway Trail at the West End. The ATV proposal would affect the trail in protected areas of Scaur Hill Fort Park and Hog Bay Park. The public is encouraged to share their submissions…

Explaining Argyle Airport: Concluding remarks

Source: iWitness News By C ben-David This is the last of five essays where I put the pieces of our cleverly conceived and executed Argyle International Airport (AIA) puzzle on St. Vincent Island (SVI) together by explaining their real purpose. As I have … Continue reading → Link: Explaining Argyle Airport: Concluding remarks

‘Plant Grow Eat’ is all about Sustainability!

Source: The St. Lucia Star A fresh harvest of Simply Mushrooms at the Marquis River farm. Plant Grow Eat, otherwise known as Marquis River Farms, is committed to helping develop a more health conscious, and self-sufficient Saint Lucia. In addition to cultivating fresh, organic produce, the company also provides assistance to young farmers, helping

Remembrance Day to be observed Sunday, November 12

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians will join the rest of the world in paying tribute to those who lost their lives during the two World Wars, at the Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday, November 12. An inter-denominational service… Link: Remembrance Day to be observed Sunday, November 12

PM Harris: Dilapidation of key public sector infrastructures ‘bad inheritance’ from previous administration

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Harris: Dilapidation of key public sector infrastructures ‘bad inheritance’ from previous administration Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris-led Team Unity administration continues to implement measures to systematically address the numerous cases of dilapidation to

Govt Seeks Public Feedback On ATV Proposal

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works is seeking feedback on a proposed change of the use for part of the Bermuda Railway Trail Park in Sandys, to consider a proposal for a private entity to conduct ATV tours in the area. A spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is committed to… Link:

Two more murders bring toll to 407

Source: Newsday Two more murders which occurred on Monday night and Tuesday morning have raised the murder toll to 407. On Monday night, Kern Kendall Exeter was shot dead near his North Street, St Joseph home, and on Tuesday morning, an unidentified man was found with a gunshot wound to the head,… Link:

30 Minute Video: Oct 31 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Unsung Heroes receive Nation Builder Awards

Source: Bahamas Weekly In observance of Older Persons Month, 13 senior citizens from throughout the community were saluted for their outstanding talents and contributions to the development of The Bahamas. The Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling presented the honorees with Nation Builder Awards during the 20th Annual Nation Builder Awards Ceremony…

Two bodies found in burnt house

Source: Newsday Two charred bodies which were discovered last in the rubble of a burnt building in Maracas St Joseph have been identified as 88-year-old Peter Felix, and 30-year-old Dominican national, Kris Brewster. Detectives looking into the case are currently treating it as a homicide, as marks of violence were found on… Link:

Council appointed to give seniors a voice

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Lucille Seymour has been appointed chair of the newly created Council for Older Persons that will provide a voice for elderly people in the Cayman Islands as the government implements the recently enacted legislation dealing with the needs of seniors. Cabinet has approved the appointment of the new council, with…

Father of 9 slapped with causing death charge

Source: iNews Guyana A rice farmer of Corentyne, Berbice was, earlier today (Tuesday), slapped with a charge of causing death by dangerous driving and taken before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Crumwell McDonald Crumwell McDonald, 67, and a father of nine, denied the charge which stated that on October 28 2017 at the…

Former local football official jailed in US

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Costas Takkas (61), the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for his part in the FIFA corruption scandal, according to reports coming from the US. Takkas worked as Jeffrey Webb’s attaché when the former CIFA president was also…

Weather Forecast For Wednesday November 1

Source: Bernews Wednesday, November 1 is expected to be partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning, with the high to be near 26°C/78°F and the low to be near 22°C/72°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ESE. The relative humidity is expected to be near… Link:

Police investigate reported vehicle strike, shooting in Manhattan

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – New York City police were investigating reports of gunfire and a vehicle striking people in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, and one person has been taken into custody, police officials… Link: Police investigate reported vehicle strike, shooting in Manhattan

UN Votes Wednesday on Resolution against US Embargo on Cuba

Source: Havana Times The UN General Assembly will once again vote on Wednesday to condemn the US embargo on Cuba. The non-binding resolution has been submitted by Cuba for the last 25 years, receiving overwhelming approval. Link: UN Votes Wednesday on Resolution against US Embargo on Cuba

'Disruption' possible in Public Service, says NUPW

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Union of Public Workers has hinted at the possibility of the industrial action in the Public Service. In a statement issued this evening, the union said it had not yet received correspondence… Link: ‘Disruption’ possible in Public Service, says NUPW

Extended visiting hours at the QEH

Source: Nation Newspaper   Barbadians will be able to visit their relatives in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital while they convalesce for a longer period each day as the health care institution moves to extend visiting hours from… Link: Extended visiting hours at the QEH

Libyans accuse Egypt of bombing civilians in eastern city

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Libyan lawmakers and forces controlling an eastern city on Tuesday accused Egypt’s air force of conducting airstrikes that killed a dozen civilians, including an entire family. Lamwaker Hamad al-Bandaq told The Associated Press that fighter jets bombed a house in al-Fatayah district in eastern Darna late Monday, killing…

St Jude Hospital to Host Diabetes Eye Specialist

Source: The St. Lucia Star Dr. Jeevak Lal is a longstanding volunteer with St Jude Hospital St Jude Hospital will be hosting a Diabetes Eye Specialist from Monday November 20, 2017 – Friday December 1, 2017. Dr. Jeevak Lal is a longstanding volunteer with St Jude Hospital who will be seeing both newly diagnosed

KFC Commercial Basketball League!

Source: The St. Lucia Star PCD / Goddard in attack mode in the final against Financial Services All Stars. The curtains closed on the 2017 KFC Commercial Basketball League with four exciting and nail biting matchups. The semifinals took place on Friday, October 20 after being postponed due to technical issues at the facility

Fatal Accident in Choiseul

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Cyril James, consequent to a vehicular accident which occurred on Monday, October 30, 2017, about 4:30 p.m. at Victoria, Choiseul, near the Ravineau Gap. Cyril James, a fifty two (52) year old resident of Morne Jacques, Choiseul, was one of…

Premier pledges major cut in SME red tape

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Business): The premier has committed to cutting the regulations that he said are hindering small businesses. Alden McLaughlin said that “ambitious, entrepreneurial Caymanians need encouragement, not the dead weight of government bureaucracy holding them back”, as he pledged to abolish at least 25% of small business regulations. “We will…

Tjenbé Lanng Zòt

Source: The Voice SEEING that we just celebrated JounénKwéyòl, I thought I might use it for my title and also there’s the fact … The post Tjenbé Lanng Zòt appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Tjenbé Lanng Zòt

La Force Explains Jounèn Kwéyòl Sectioning

Source: The Voice THE Executive Director of the Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre recently explained why it is not currently possible to … The post La Force Explains Jounèn Kwéyòl Sectioning appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: La Force Explains Jounèn Kwéyòl Sectioning

Beautician denies reckless acts on clients

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An unlicensed beautician who is accused of injecting women’s faces with some kind of cosmetic product that resulted in serious skin damage has denied the charges against her. Zunilda Anaya Baldovino (50) appeared in Summary Court Tuesday, and with the help of a translator pleaded not guilty to two counts…

Jounen Kwéyòl’s Colourful Highlights

Source: The Voice THEMES of cultural pride and nostalgia permeated the atmosphere last Sunday as thousands flocked to this year’s host communities – … The post Jounen Kwéyòl’s Colourful Highlights appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Jounen Kwéyòl’s Colourful Highlights

Sex and Songs

Source: Havana Times Like everyone else, among most of the things I have heard about and have learned something about are those that are sex-related. Some go back to the days of my childhood, as is common. Link: Sex and Songs

Bermuda sees first cryptocurrency launch

Source: The Royal Gazette E-sports company Unikrn Bermuda Ltd has made the islands first cryptocurrency launch. Unikrn describes itself as a regulated e-sports betting platform and its freshly launched cryptocurrency is known as UnikoinGold. Bermudian law firm Conyers was involved in the launch and Unikrn raised roughly 31 million in its digital token. ..

Prepare For Nafta, The Zombie Edition

Source: The St. Lucia Star Donald Trump has made clear that he is more than ready to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Discussions of the North American Free Trade Agreement tend to be binary these days. Will it live or will it die? But here’s a thought: What if, as a result

Motorcyclist fined and banned from roads

Source: The Royal Gazette A motorcyclist who crashed while almost three times over the legal alcohol limit was today fined 1,200 and taken off the roads for 18 months. Paulo Medeiros was also fined a total of 1,400 for having no third party insurance, riding an unlicensed cycle and having no drivers licence on…

SLARP Inc. Spotlights Eldon Mathurin

Source: The Voice THE St. Lucia Association of Retired Persons Inc. (SLARP) was founded in 1985. Its mission is “to promote the social … The post SLARP Inc. Spotlights Eldon Mathurin appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLARP Inc. Spotlights Eldon Mathurin

Time to get moving for Movember

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre fun-filled fundraiser Movember is ready to makes its return, helping to raise awareness of largely preventable cancers affecting men. Men die about six years before women on average but the charity said We can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives.…

PM RENEWS PLEDGE TO REDUCE CRIME

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has said every measure possible will be used to curb the crime situation in the country.   His comments came during the Handover Ceremony yesterday for newly appointed Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson.   The Prime Minister in his address to the hundreds of persons…

Seniors Face Discrimination, Says Minister

Source: Jones Bahamas A challenge that older persons are facing on a daily basis is discrimination because of their age. Often referred to as ageism, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, Lanisha Rolle said that is something that she and her ministry advocates against. “One challenge we will continue to tackle head…

OBA to host general conference and elections

Source: The Royal Gazette The One Bermuda Alliance will host its general conference and elections next month. The positions of party leader, deputy leader, party chair and two party deputy co-chairs are up for election. Chandra Arandjelovic, executive secretary, explained that the leader and deputy leader positions can be contested by any OBA MP.

“ PM Dances while people suffer,” says PLP

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister, Doctor Hubert Minnis has been accused of “ dancing the night away while those who voted for him are suffering from unemployment, hunger and deprivation.” This charge was made in a press statement yesterday by The Progressive Liberal Party. The night in question that the PLP is referring…

Technical Task Force for UWI Antigua Campus

Source: Antigua Chronicle After hearing presentations from Vice Chancellor Hilary Beckles, Chairman Antigua and Barbuda University Committee Mr. Hyram Forde and the Attorney General the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin on Monday the Council of the University of the West Indies having showered praises on the government of Antigua and Barbuda unanimously agreed to…

BISX speaks to University of the Bahamas LL.B Class

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) spent Wednesday morning, the 18th October 2017 with students from the Corporate Governance class of The University of The Bahamas’s (COB) LL.B. Programme. This is the second time BISX’s Executives were given the opportunity to speak to a Corporate Governance class. Speaking to the…

Catalina to buy Samsung run-off portfolio

Source: The Royal Gazette Run-off specialist Catalina Holdings Bermuda Ltd has agreed to acquire a portfolio of legacy insurance liabilities from the US branch of Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Co. The run-off portfolio will be transferred to Catalinas wholly owned subsidiary, Alea North America Insurance Co. The deal was announced two weeks after…

GUYANA, WINDWARD ISLANDS AT DSCG

Source: The Voice THE Daren Sammy Cricket Ground will host Guyana and Windward Islands Volcanoes in the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day … The post GUYANA, WINDWARD ISLANDS AT DSCG appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: GUYANA, WINDWARD ISLANDS AT DSCG

Chris Gayle Wins Defamation Case in Australia

Source: The Voice CHRIS Gayle prevailed in his defamation case against Fairfax Media, after a four-person jury in the New South Wales Supreme … The post Chris Gayle Wins Defamation Case in Australia appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Chris Gayle Wins Defamation Case in Australia

Horror as Tokyo police find 9 bodies hidden in apartment

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Japanese police found nine dismembered bodies hidden in coolers in an apartment southwest of Tokyo, an apparent serial killing case that is transfixing and horrifying the nation. Police were working Tuesday to identify the victims after the man who lived there, 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, confessed to cutting them…

Breaking News! Body found in Vieux Fort

Source: St. Lucia Times St Lucia Police are investigating the discovery of a body in Vieux Fort this morning. Details surrounding the incident are sketchy. Law enforcement sources tell St Lucia Times that the body of a male was pulled out of the sea at Anse Besson, near Moule A’ Chique, shortly after 8…

Glendon Harris wants to replace Kellier

Source: Jamaica Star Despite having lost his parish council seat in the last Local Government elections, former mayor for Montego Bay, Glendon Harris, is his eyes set on becoming the next Member of Parliament for South St James. The People’s National’s… Link: Glendon Harris wants to replace Kellier

Corporate Warfare Futsal Update

Source: The Voice MATCHES continue tomorrow in the 2017 Corporate Warfare Futsal Competition at the Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility with three exciting matches. … The post Corporate Warfare Futsal Update appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Corporate Warfare Futsal Update

Opposition plan to offer alternative budget

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Members of the opposition have said that they plan to propose constructive alternatives that offer action for the people when they engage in the debate on Wednesday on the government’s $644 million spending plan for next year and the $657 million budget for the year after. Having spent the…

School Sports Results: Under-19 Football

Source: The Voice UNDER-19 football action continued in the 2017 Department of Youth and Sports Inter-Schools Football Competition played on Friday with a … The post School Sports Results: Under-19 Football appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: School Sports Results: Under-19 Football

BREAKING NEWS: Man dies in Choiseul accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post BREAKING NEWS: Man dies in Choiseul accident appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The deceased, Cyril James, was in the back of the pickup which overturned. Saint Lucia police officials are investigating the 15th road fatality for the year after a motor vehicle accident in Choiseul

Getting Used to Living in Misery

Source: Havana Times On a normal day, you plan to go shopping early in the morning so you can get back quickly and make the most of your time, but, the illusion of having a productive day is quickly shattered. Link: Getting Used to Living in Misery

Rockstone tragedy: Body of uncle still missing

Source: iNews Guyana It has been more than one day since 50-year-old Gavin Moses disappeared in the murky waters off Golden Beach, Essequibo River on Sunday, and his body has not yet been recovered. Reports coming out of Rockstone on Monday afternoon indicated that several search parties continue to traverse the waterways in…

WPA supports appointment of new GECOM chairman

Source: Antigua Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Oct 31, CMC – The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) says it is prepared to leave the coalition government in Guyana if there are proven practices of electoral irregularities as it backed the appointment of retired High Court judge, James Patterson, as chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)…

IMF studies macro-economic impact of natural disasters on countries

Source: Antigua Observer WASHINGTON, Oct 31, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says in addition to permanent damages to public and private capital, natural disasters cause temporary losses of productivity, inefficiencies during the reconstruction process, and damages to the country’s creditworthiness. In a study that explored the macroeconomic impact of natural disasters,…

Driver Uninjured After Car Strikes Wall, Overturns

Source: Bernews A 22-year-old Smith’s parish man escaped injury when his car struck a wall in Devonshire last night [Oct 30], resulting in the vehicle overturning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:20pm Monday, October 30th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle car crash on South Road in… Link:

HEART TRUST/NTA refutes alleged 'natural hair' policy

Source: Jamaica Star The HEART Trust/NTA said it does not have any policies that prohibit students from pursuing the cosmetology course if they have certain types of hair or skin.This response follows THE STAR article ‘No Natural hair girls some students barred from… Link: HEART TRUST/NTA refutes alleged ‘natural hair’ policy

DOG ATTACKS SMALL BOY

Source: Jamaica Star Spine, voice box damagedNineteen months after a vicious dog attack on her and her two children, Aleiya Chin, a single parent, is finding it difficult to cover the cost for the medical care.Her son, Joshua Zhang, six, was mauled by two dogs when he… Link: DOG ATTACKS SMALL BOY

Police deny involvement in Waldie murder

Source: Jamaica Star The Jamaica Constabulary Force is refuting claims of involvement in an incident in which one man was shot and killed and three others shot and injured on Mountain View Avenue yesterday.Dead is 38-year-old Valbert Harley, otherwise called ‘Waldie’,… Link: Police deny involvement in Waldie murder

Flanker in turmoil

Source: Jamaica Star Despite being a stone’s throw away from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) western Jamaica base, the community of Flanker in St James is now a hotbed of gang violence, which is so intense that fearful residents are crying out for a ZOSO-style… Link: Flanker in turmoil

Woods set to return in Bahamas next month

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Tiger Woods announced on Monday he will make his return to competitive golf at the November 30 to December 3 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. Woods, who continues to recover… Link: Woods set to return in Bahamas next month

EYEWITNESS: Epiphany…

Source: iNews Guyana …by Prezzie Prezzie’s unilateral choice of Justice Patterson as GECOM Chair business isn’t only working like a Rorschach Test to uncover the mindset of Guyanese society as a whole, it’s also producing epiphanies for the political players. Take Prezzie’s pronouncement on Jagdeo’s third list: “I realised at that stage that…

BCHC Set To Launch Movember Event

Source: Bernews Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre, in partnership with Robin Hood Football Club, is getting set to kick off its Movember event tomorrow [Nov 1] in support of men’s health. A spokesperson said, “Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely… Link:

JICA volunteer festival

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: The Event will be Held at the Castries Comprehensive School on Nov. 11. The local volunteers of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be holding a Volunteer Festival on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Volunteer Festival will be held at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School between 11 a.m. and 3…

THE LONG VIEW: Have a heart for refugees

Source: Nation Newspaper Just how small the world is and how events in one place can impact what happens in another place was recently highlighted by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Barbados was not directly touched… Link: THE LONG VIEW: Have a heart for refugees

OBA To Hold Party Elections On November 18th

Source: Bernews The OBA will host a Party General Conference and Elections on November 18th, with five positions up for election: OBA Party Leader, Deputy Leader, Party Chairperson, and two Party Deputy Co-Chairpersons. The party said, “Please accept this notice of our Party General Conference and election for five positions: OBA Party Leader… Link:

US detains 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy

Source: iNews Guyana (AFP) US immigration officials last week followed a 10-year-old undocumented girl with cerebral palsy to a Texas hospital and detained her after surgery for deportation, advocates charged Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union, in a letter sent to multiple government agencies in charge of refugee children, demanded Rosa Maria Hernandez…

Cuba Says Close to Foreign Investment Goal Despite Trump

Source: Havana Times The Cuban economy received some US $2 billion of promised foreign investment this year despite the US embargo and the confrontation between the two countries since the presidency of Donald Trump, Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister of Foreign Trade, announced Monday. Link: Cuba Says Close to Foreign Investment Goal Despite Trump

Cybersecurity strategy on the cards for Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper With crime in Barbados becoming more organised and with greater threats to cybersecurity, efforts are under way to establish a National Cybersecurity Strategy to provide the island with “a robust cyber… Link: Cybersecurity strategy on the cards for Barbados

Meeting For People Who Were Pepper Sprayed

Source: Bernews The BIU is “inviting all persons who were pepper-sprayed by the Police on December 2, 2016 to attend a very important meeting here at BIU Headquarters on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.” “The purpose of the meeting is to update the victims of the pepper spray on the… Link:

Catalonia-Puerto Rico Paradox

Source: Puerto Rico Report by Howard Hills Since 1932 Spain has tried to appease Catalan separatists under a “Statute of Autonomy” instead of independence. Catalonia’s regional government in Barcelona acquired “nation-like” like powers, but constitutionally Madrid retained supreme national sovereignty. The ambiguity of “autonomy” delayed for 85 years the collision of Catalonia’s aspirations for…

Mustafa Manders Ingham: “It’s An Honour”

Source: Bernews In celebration of the school’s 120th anniversary, the Berkeley Institute Anniversary Celebration Committee is shining a spotlight on its alumni, with the second profile highlighting Mustafa Manders Ingham, Class of 2015, Gold House. What does it mean to you to be a Berkeleyite? It’s an honour. Growing up that’s all… Link:

Press release: InselAir relaunches flights to Surinam

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – InselAir will resume its service between Curacao and Paramaribo starting Monday November 20th 2017 with two flights per week. Paramaribo is the first destination to be re-launched as part of the restructuring plan put forward by the management of the airline, this indicating the importance of the Surinam market…

Primary schools get new stock of reading books

Source: Nation Newspaper Over 300 books were today received by 10 primary schools to augment their library stock. In handing over the materials, purchased by his Ministry, Education Minister, Ronald Jones, deemed the exercise… Link: Primary schools get new stock of reading books

Teachers promised interim salary increase of 6-8%

Source: Guyana Times – strike called off following meeting with President By Samuel Sukhnandan Teachers will receive an interim salary increase ranging from six to eight per cent, retroactive to January 1, 2017. Executive members of the Guyana Teachers Union making their way out of State House on Monday following a meeting with…

147lbs cocaine found during drug bust

Source: Guyana Times …cocaine found in sealed rice bags in container destined for Belgium The interception of an outgoing shipment over the weekend has led local authorities to the discovery of some 147 pounds (66.8 kilos) of cocaine, randomly hidden in sealed 45-kilogram bags of rice destined for export to Belgium. The parcels…

Guyana recommits to Good Officer’s process

Source: Guyana Times Border controversy with Venezuela – agrees to another meeting Following an over-the-weekend meeting between officials representing Guyana and those representing Venezuela in examining the border controversy between the two neighbouring nations, a mutual position has emerged that, in the near future, another meeting between the sides would be convened as…

Rockstone Fish Festival tragedy

Source: Guyana Times – body of uncle still missing By Bhisham Mohamed It has been more than one day since 50-year-old Gavin Moses disappeared in the murky waters off Golden Beach, Essequibo River on Sunday, and his body has not yet been recovered. Reports coming out of Rockstone on Monday afternoon have indicated…

Sod turned for construction of $130M Food & Drug complex

Source: Guyana Times By Vahnu Manikchand Construction of a modern, multi-million-dollar complex to house the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) is set to commence in the near future. Officials on Monday conducted the ceremonial sod-turning exercise at the site earmarked for the building — within the compound of the University of…

Police: Protect witnesses of crime

Source: Nation Newspaper The time has come for consideration to be given to Witness Protection legislation in Barbados and the provision of safe houses with the appropriate rules and regulations in place. This suggestion was… Link: Police: Protect witnesses of crime

Sustainable Livelihoods seminar In St Vincent

Source: News 784 The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), Pro NGO and the European Union spearheaded a one day seminar on “Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Livelihoods among Eastern Caribbean Farmers” in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The CPDC aims to build civil society organizations partnership by engaging with people, governments and…

High-level Govt, GTU task force to address teachers issues

Source: Stabroek News Government and the GTU yesterday agreed to set up a high-level task force to address negotiations on teachers’ pay and conditions, averting a strike that had been planned for this week. Link: High-level Govt, GTU task force to address teachers issues

Guyana, Venezuela to meet again on border controversy

Source: Stabroek News After a two-day meeting on the border controversy between the two countries the Foreign Ministers of Guyana and Venezuela have decided to meet again sometime in the future. Link: Guyana, Venezuela to meet again on border controversy

Powell leads Windies reply after Zimbabwe rally

Source: Stabroek News BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, CMC – Kieran Powell was closing in on his second half-century of the series but opening partner Kraigg Brathwaite fell just before the close, to spoil an otherwise flawless West Indies reply on the second day of the second Test against Zimbabwe here yesterday. Link: Powell leads Windies

More compassion for persons using public health facilities

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaicans should soon begin to experience more compassion from medical practitioners when they visit public clinics and hospitals, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has said.He was speaking to The Gleaner yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus… Link: More compassion for persons using public health facilities

Fisher fights to remain elections boss

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Director of Elections Orrette Fisher was summoned to a meeting last Wednesday and informed that his tenure would come to an end today, his attorney Hugh Wildman has asserted.Wildman claimed, too, that no reason was given for Fisher’s termination… Link: Fisher fights to remain elections boss

Ja can be Silicon Valley of the Caribbean – UTech scholar

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica has the potential to be the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean, with a knowledge, tech-savvy generation at its core to drive economic and industrial development, noted University of Technology (UTech) student, Orande Harris.”My hope is for… Link: Ja can be Silicon Valley of the Caribbean – UTech scholar

Golding, Brown Burke steamroll opponents

Source: Jamaica Gleaner In short order, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Mark Golding and Angela Brown Burke will be taking their seats in the Lower House, having scored emphatic electoral wins in yesterday’s by-elections in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West,… Link: Golding, Brown Burke steamroll opponents

Int’l firm being hired to value GuySuCo’s assets

Source: Kaieteur News -State banks on leasing lands, selling factories Moves are underway to select an international accounting firm to value the assets of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) for privatisation and divestment. Yesterday, according to Colvin Heath-London, Head of the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) established under the state-owned National Industrial & Commercial…

PPP Commissioners eager to raise fraud issues …as New GECOM Chairman still to call first meeting

Source: Kaieteur News Newly appointed Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice James Patterson, is still to call his first meeting of the Commission. Commissioners of the Opposition, People’s Progressive Party (PPP), are eager to address several pressing issues, including a forensic report into the alleged $100M fraud that surrounds the…

Big Europe-bound coke shipment busted

Source: Kaieteur News The cocaine that was discovered in rice The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Saturday unearthed over 147 pounds of suspected cocaine in a container of rice destined for Belgium, Western Europe. The discovery was made at the John Fernandes Wharf on Saturday. Operatives from the Container Control Programme assisted in…

Judge orders Bisram’s lawyer to appear in court

Source: Kaieteur News A visibly angry Justice Gino Persaud has issued an order to have Attorney-at-Law Sanjeev Datadin appear before him today in relation to proceedings related to the highly controversial Marcus Bisram murder case. Bisram is charged with the 2016 murder of Berbice carpenter, Faiyaz Narinedatt, who was found dead on the…

Trini cake is best in world

Source: Newsday Michelle Sohan, the CEO and founder of Bakery Treatz, has been awarded the Best Cake taste in the World 2017. The Trinidadian won the award at the Cake Designer’s World Championship in Rho, Italy earlier this week. Sohan posted the award as well as the pictures of the winning cake… Link:

The blindness in blind loyalty

Source: Newsday Sandrine Rattan writes a weekly column for Newsday called With Women In Mind.  You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality; wrong is wrong no matter who does it or says it –Malcolm X Recently I wrote about the importance in changing your lens as often… Link:

Future looks sweet for GuySuCo

Source: Guyana Chronicle –sugar production to remain part of economic mix, jobs to be protected   HEAD of the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) under the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Colvin Heath-London announced Monday that the selected tender for International Financial Services Provider had closed. According to a release from the…

GTU calls off strike after meeting with President

Source: Guyana Chronicle –agrees to accept interim salary increases AN hour-long meeting between President David Granger and executives of the Guyana Teacher’s Union (GTU) on Monday has ended on a positive note. The good news is that the meeting ended with the union being persuaded to call off the two-day industrial action it…

Eastern Boys win Atlantic double

Source: Newsday GEORGE BAPTISTE Eastern Boys Government grabbed an unprecedented double in primary schools football, when they won both the Under-12 and Under-15 titles. in the Atlantic-sponsored Port of Spain and Environs Sports Council Football. After a hard-fought first half which ended goalless at the Hasely Crawford Stadium Training Ground, Mucurapo on… Link:

Body of male in Rockstone tragedy found

Source: Guyana Chronicle –organisers send their condolences THE body of 50-year-old Gavin Moses, who met his demise trying to save his 13-year-old niece, Kineanda Prince, at the Rockstone Fish Festival on Sunday was retrieved on Monday around 14:00 hrs. According to ‘E’ Division Commander, Fazil Karimbaksh, the body was seen floating in the…

Health ministry launches investigation

Source: Guyana Chronicle –into toddler’s death allegedly after drinking filaria pill   THE Public Health Ministry has launched an investigation into the death of a six-year-old Sophia girl, who allegedly died days after drinking a tablet developed to prevent filaria. Dead is Princess Kissoon of ‘E’ Field, Sophia, and a pupil of the…

A toast to health

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017President Anthony Carmona hosted a cocktail reception in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Port-of-Spain Declaration on Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs). The event was hosted at the Chinese Restaurant of the National Academy for The Performing Arts (NAPA), Port-of-Spain, on October 26. Dr Bernadette…

Aaron Duncan, Chalkie among performers recognised at TTCME awards

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017Acknowledging Caribbean Talent presented the first T&T (Caribbean) Music and Entertainment (TTCME) awards ceremony on Thursday evening at The Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) Auditorium of the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA). There were 26 winners selected from 26 voting categories. These winners were decided on by…

Naps Girls shine at JA Debate Series

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017Compelling and well-articulated arguments by Naparima Girls’ High School convinced the judges to declare them winners of the first segment of round two of the 2017 Junior Achievement (JA) National Secondary Schools Debate Series held at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business on October 26.…

St Jude Hospital to host diabetes eye specialist

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post St Jude Hospital to host diabetes eye specialist appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – St Jude Hospital will be hosting a Diabetes Eye Specialist from Monday November 20, 2017 – Friday December 1, 2017. Dr. Jeevak Lal is a longstanding volunteer with St

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – 2018-2019

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – 2018-2019 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Ministry of Education informs parents and guardians that Kindergarten registration for the Academic Year 2018/2019 will commence during the period November 1st to 3rd, 2017. The process will take place at the

NSDC celebrates partnership with CompTIA

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post NSDC celebrates partnership with CompTIA appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – More Saint Lucians are on the path to attaining a rewarding career in the field of Information Technology, through the Computing Technology Industry Association, or CompTIA certification. The CompTIA certification is an

High-level Conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post High-level Conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on 20-21 November at UN Headquarters

Catch the Premier League LIVE with Flow!

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Catch the Premier League LIVE with Flow! appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. English Premier League: Liverpool 0 – 0 Manchester United (October-14-2017) (PRESS RELEASE) – With the English Premier League heating up, Flow is giving customers in Saint Lucia the power and flexibility to enjoy

The Mysterious Death of Cabbie Odner Estiverne

Source: Channel 5 Belize There were three shooting incidents beginning Friday evening in the south side of Belize City that left one person dead and five others injured. Shooting victim Cardinal Andrews also succumbed and elsewhere, police are trying to determine the cause of death of a person whose remains were discovered off the…

Why Did Cardinal Andrews Die?

Source: Channel 5 Belize A second person succumbed to the ongoing gun violence in the Lake Independence area of south side Belize City. Four days after he was shot to the head by a gunman on bicycle, twenty-eight-year-old Cardinal Andrews succumbed to his injuries inside the Intensive Care Unit of the K.H.M.H.  His murder…

2 Detained for Dangriga Taximan’s Death

Source: Channel 5 Belize But on Friday morning, investigators in southern Belize had a murder on their hands. A taxi operator, who is originally from Orange Walk, was shot dead inside his vehicle and his body was found in an orchard off the Southern Highway.  The body of thirty-two-year-old Jose Alfredo Majil was discovered…

Could Coastal Road Bones be Missing Person?

Source: Channel 5 Belize But police are also investigating the remains of a body which was discovered on the Coastal Road on Sunday, which may be upgraded to that of a murder.  Today, Police said that they have not determined the sex or identity of the skeletal remains because it is charred beyond recognition.…

Exterminator and Older Brother Accidentally Poisoned at Home

Source: Channel 5 Belize Ryan Swift But the strangest death over the weekend involved one of two Belize City brothers, who are believed to have inadvertently consumed a toxic chemical as they socialized on Saturday afternoon.  Ryan Swift, a well-known exterminator died immediately while his sibling, Steve Swift, remains alive and has pulled out…

Body found in river

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Tuesday, October 31, 2017The body of an unidentified man was found in a river near Roodal Cemetery in San Fernando at around 8 am yesterday. Game warden Rennie Lokpath, 60, said he was taking his 36-year-old son to the San Fernando General Hospital when he saw the body floating in…

3 challenge Duke in PSA elections

Source: Trinidad Guardian Camille ClarkePublished: Tuesday, October 31, 2017Public Services Association (PSA) president Watson Duke will be challenged by three candidates in the union’s November 27 election. However, the outspoken trade unionist who is leading his own slate in the polls, the Game Changers, is not concerned. “None of these guys have a proven…

CLF shareholders blanked Privy Council access

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Tuesday, October 31, 2017A group of CL Financial (CLF) shareholders has been denied permission to challenge the Court of Appeal’s decision to appoint provisional liquidators for the company in July. In an oral ruling at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday, Appellate Judges Nolan Bereaux, Gregory Smith and…

More ferry woes

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017Problems continue to plague the sea bridge as Caribbean Airlines had to schedule additional flights following the cancellation of sailings of the T&T Express on Sunday at 3 pm and 6.30 pm respectively. But president of the Inter-Island Truckers and Traders Association Horace Amede is calling for…

Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup deemed huge success

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Regal Masters and Speedboat the champion teams   AFTER three days of intense battle, Guyana’s top softball teams, Regal Masters and Speedboat ended the three-day tournament as the top two teams when the inaugural tournament ended on Sunday at the Everest Cricket Club ground. The tournament, which witnessed softball…

‘Emotional’ Gayle wins defamation case

Source: Guyana Chronicle -NSW Supreme Court jury rules in favour of veteran West Indian batsman in defamation case against Fairfax   (AFP)-West Indies star Chris Gayle has won a defamation case against Fairfax Media after it claimed he exposed his genitals to a massage therapist during the 2015 World Cup in Australia. The…

Car overturns in Devonshire

Source: The Royal Gazette A car overturned on South Road close to the junction with Devonshire Bay this evening. Police closed the road and diverted traffic away from the scene. The accident took place just before 8pm. Link: Car overturns in Devonshire

Photos: Bermuda Quilters Guild Hold Show

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Quilters’ Guild recently hosted a show of members’ work at the St. Mary’s Church Hall in Warwick, showcasing displays of quilts and quilted items, along with quilting demonstrations, Formed in 1992, the Bermuda Quilters’ Guild currently has 30 active members including four of the original founding members, and… Link:

Would a Jones Act Exemption Help Puerto Rico?

Source: Puerto Rico Report On November 19th, a Unity March for Puerto Rico will take place from 10am-2pm at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Speaker and activist Evelyn “Eve” Mejil is the organizer. She says the march is “a declaration that WE THE PEOPLE take a stand and unite our voices in solidarity…

Two men on cannabis charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Drug Squad have charged two Barbadian men for a number of drug-related offences which were allegedly committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on October 27. They are Jacques-Stephen… Link: Two men on cannabis charges

Curaçao promoted in Toronto

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), along with Diamond PR, organized an interactive cooking class for a group of journalists in Toronto, one of the island’s key geographic markets. Media participants represented the region’s A-list newspapers and magazines, including The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, The Globe & Mail, Travelweek,…

Elite Athlete Subvention Panel Announced

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard in a press conference, Monday, October 30, 2017 thanked those who have helped to develop the Elite Athlete Subvention Programme on behalf of the Ministry.  He also saluted those who have benefited from it over the years.  The Minister especially…

Cannabis plants seized in St John

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have seized 2 000 cannabis plants in two days of drug eradication operations. On October 26 and 27, members of the Drug Squad, assisted by members of the Tactical Response Unit conducted operations… Link: Cannabis plants seized in St John

Emela John still missing almost two years after disappearing

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are continuing their investigations into the disappearance of a missing St James woman and are seeking the assistance of the public in locating her. Twenty-year-old Emela Shaquon John of Paynes… Link: Emela John still missing almost two years after disappearing

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