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October 16, 2017

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White Mountains company expands

Source: The Royal Gazette MediaAlpha, a company owned by Bermudian-based White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd has acquired parts of Healthplans. coms health and life insurance business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MediaAlpha is an advertising technology company. It operates exchange platforms that facilitate real-time transactions between. .. Link: White Mountains company

DeSilva invest in anti-drugs message

Source: The Royal Gazette Anti-drug initiatives and programmes designed to protect children are cost effective in the long term, according to the Minister of Social Development and Sport. Zane DeSilva said US data tells us that for every 1 spent on prevention, education and programmes, 18 is saved that would have been spent on…

Charities can apply for funding online

Source: The Royal Gazette Non-profit groups can now apply for funding online via the Bank of Bermuda Foundation website. The Foundation, which provides up to 2. 5 million in funding to the charitable sector each year, says its user-friendly format will capture important information that can be retained to make the process simpler for…

Donation to literacy charities

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda Aviation Services Limited has donated 2,000 to support two literacy charities. The group gave 1,000 each to the Reading Clinic and the reading festival organised by Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. The Reading Clinic gives support to students who have a specific language based learning…

Santa Famia Choir on tour in the Netherlands

Source: Curacao Chronicle AMSTERDAM – In the last nine days, the well-known choir, the Santa Famia (Holy Family) Choir from Curaçao performed at various locations in the Netherlands. The members of the choir sang at top of lungs at several churches across the European country. Also at nurseries, elderly care institutions and theaters.…


Source: The Anguillian       Police Officer Assist Pre-School with Installation of Generators Police Engineer Police Constable Jacob Pierre on Monday 9th and Thursday 12th October, assisted The Church of God of Prophesy Pre-School in The Quarter with the installation of two generators to ensure the school had electricity to begin its…

Drivers Treated & Discharged Following Collision

Source: Bernews Two women were taken to the hospital via ambulance for “medical assessment of non-life threatening injuries, treated and later discharged” following a two car collision in Hamilton on Saturday afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “‎Around 4:10pm Saturday, October 14th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported two car… Link:

Haiti – Education : Launch of Scientific Writing Contest

Source: Haiti Libre The Scientific Writing Competition for Young Scholars and the Granting Project for the Publication of Scientific Books for the professors of universities and researchers, were launched last week at the Marriott Hotel in the presence of… Link: Haiti – Education : Launch of Scientific Writing Contest

World Food Day

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network, in Commemoration of World Food Day, celebrated annually on October 16th, launched its “No Child Will Go Hungry” initiative. Through this initiative, the network will donate food hampers to the Kids Step Early Childhood Development Centre, under this year’s World Food Day theme;…

30-Year-Old Man In ICU After Collision

Source: Bernews A 30-year-old male motorcyclist who was injured in a collision with a car on October 14th is in stable condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning [October 16th] the 30-year-old male motorcyclist from Pembroke injured in a collision with a car that occurred… Link:


Source: The Anguillian       The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has donated a quantity of supplies to schoolchildren in Anguilla following the onslaught of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The school kits, and other supplies, were distributed on Wednesday this week at the island’s various schools. The two UNICEF…

Swimmer gets between barracuda and dinner

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A man who was swimming off Seven Mile Beach by the Westin Hotel on Friday appears to have been bitten by a barracuda, according to officials from the Department of Environment (DoE), but they said it was very unusual and there was no cause for people swimming or enjoying other…


Source: The Anguillian       Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group (owner of the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla), Belmond Ltd (owner of Belmond Cap Juluca), Auberge Resorts, Malliouhana Ownership, and Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa announce the formation of the Anguilla Stronger Emergency Relief Fund, dedicated to assisting the permanent…

Anti-Violence Youth Forum On October 21st

Source: Bernews YouthVision Promotions in association with Crawl Gospel Hall Church Family is getting set to present the “Peace in Hamilton Parish” anti-violence Youth Development Forum on Saturday, October 21st from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Desmond Crockwell said, “On behalf of YouthVision Promotions and Visionz Magazine, I would like to invite the public… Link:

Venezuela socialists win governor seats amid fraud claims

Source: Curacao Chronicle CARACAS – Electoral authorities in Venezuela say the governing Socialist Party has won 17 of 23 state governorships in a crushing victory. President Nicolás Maduro hailed it as a victory for Chavismo, his party’s brand of socialism named after former president Hugo Chávez. But opposition leaders alleged fraud. The Democratic Union…

Venezuela: Opposition Doesn’t Recognize Voting Results

Source: Havana Times The Venezuelan opposition said today it does not recognize the results of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in the regional elections held Sunday, which gave the ruling party a victory 17 governors against five for the opposition. Link: Venezuela: Opposition Doesn’t Recognize Voting Results

iciHaiti – Politics : President visits the site of the Irois power plant

Source: Haiti Libre Saturday, President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by Fritz Caillot, Minister of Public Works, international partners and local authorities, went to the commune of Irois to visit the construction site of the Power Plant… Link: iciHaiti – Politics : President visits the site of the Irois power plant

Photos & Results: Bermuda Motocross Racing

Source: Bernews The 2017/18 Bermuda Motocross Club Race season continued, with Drake Raynor, Grae Edness, Jazuri Easton, Keon Glasford, Detroy Bean, LeTroy Trott, Zico Majors and Aaron Cannonier emerging as winners from the day’s action. Drake Raynor won the Pee Wee Class on the day, while the 50cc Class was won by… Link:

17-year-old mechanic killed in accident

Source: iNews Guyana A 17-year-old mechanic is now dead after a motor car struck him around 20:40h on Saturday while he was attempting to cross Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. Police investigations, so far, have revealed that motor car PRR 7624 was proceeding east along Mandela Avenue when pedestrian Jhamallie Miles was attempting to cross…

Expedited immigration process using the E-Gates

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Many travelers to Curaçao ask about the Immigration and Customs processes. A visitor from the US, Canada, or the European Union countries can greatly expedite their entry through immigration by completing an online ED Card (Embarkation and Debarkation Card) ahead of their visit. If the traveler is at…

GCTRT to lead response hurricane damages in the Caribbean

Source: Curacao Chronicle As the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) State of the Industry Conference(SOTIC) wound down Friday in Grenada, the formation of a Global Caribbean Tourism Recovery Team (GCTRT) is announced as officials address the question: “What’s next?” At a press conference in Grenada on Friday, Joy Jibrilu, chairman of the Board of…

Haiti – Diaspora : 211st anniversary of the death of Dessalines

Source: Haiti Libre Lesly Condé, Consul General of Haiti in Chicago, has the duty to remind the entire community that Tuesday, October 17, 2017 brings back the 211th anniversary of the death of Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines… Link: Haiti – Diaspora : 211st anniversary of the death of Dessalines

Pan Men Still Calling for New SMC Board

Source: The New Today Despite a payment of just over quarter of a million dollars to compensate the island’s steelbands for the failure to hold Panorama in 2017, a number of the leading pannists in Grenada are still calling for the dissolution of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC) and the firing of its Chief Executive…

12-year old loses life in fire

Source: The New Today Two families are left homeless and one mother is mourning the death of her child who lost her life in a house fire last Wednesday night in the Tempe area of St. George’s. Dennisha Dominic Fire fighters were called to the scene only to find two wooden houses completely engulfed…

Sheldon Monah wins appeal against the State

Source: The New Today “It is not just a victory for me. It’s a victory for all who have been brutalised by the police and got no justice….”. Sheldon Monah wins appeal in assault and battery case against Sgt. Kenny Smart Those words were uttered by Green Street resident, Sheldon Monah who won his…

Insuring the Caribbean’s future

Source: The New Today Insurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the Eastern seaboard of the US.…

Lovely 1 discontinues service to Grenada

Source: The New Today Grenadian traffickers have been dealt a serious blow with the decision of The Lovely 1 passenger ferry to discontinue its services between St. George’s and Trinidad and St. Vincent. Lovely 1 Captain Neville Wade, who has more than 50 years in the shipping business THE NEW TODAY understands that the…

Calabash in Splendor

Source: The St. Lucia Star Bag designs by Ras Ismael and Perry Martial were featured in Wednesday’s Fashion Show Alliance Française (AF) has partnered with Saint Lucia Archaeological and Historical Society and People Invested in Your Interest (PEYI), to host “Calabash in Splendor”; a twelve-day long art exhibition at the Alliance Francaise in Pointe

CXC signs agreement with ACCA

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) providing for the establishment of… Link: CXC signs agreement with ACCA

UPDATE: Child among 5 killed in Corentyne smash-up

Source: iNews Guyana An accident on the Number 59 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice, on Sunday has left a mother, her two sons, her secretary and a friend dead. Dead are Sabita Manglani, 42; Emmanuel Manglani, 18; Ethan Ramjit, 5; Reshma Seeram and Dhanpaul Kishandayal, called Navin. The mid-afternoon accident also left lorry…

Maduro Forces Win Major Victory in Venezuela

Source: Havana Times The Venezuelan government, under the leadership of President Nicolas Maduro, won a surprise solid victory Sunday in the regional elections, winning 17 of 23 governors races, against five of the opposition and one still in dispute in the vote count, according to the partial official results. Link: Maduro Forces Win

BAS Donate $2K To Support Children’s Literacy

Source: Bernews Bermuda Aviation Services Limited [BAS] has donated $1,000 each to The Reading Clinic and The Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 18th Annual Children’s Reading Festival. Belinda Cameron and Sierra Paynter, representatives of BAS, presented the $2,000 worth of donations to Reading Clinic Executive Director Dr Glenn… Link:

Half Day Dismissal for Canon Laurie Anglican Primary School

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Parents/ Guardians of students attending the Canon Laurie Anglican Primary School are hereby notified of a twelve O’clock (12:00pm) dismissal for students today Monday 16th October, 2017. Parents are further advised to collect their children/wards in a timely manner. The post Half Day Dismissal for Canon Laurie Anglican…

EYEWITNESS: Boning up…

Source: iNews Guyana …on oil US Ambassador Perry Halloway offered an excellent bit of advice to those Guyanese commenting on our incipient “Oil Industry”: just “bone up” on it before mouthing off. Of course, being a diplomat (a career one at that, and not one of those “political appointees”) he didn’t put it…

Helping women celebrate island life

Source: The Royal Gazette Megan Rumbelow was certain she would fit right in when she moved back to Bermuda. She was Bermudian after all, and had lived here until her parents split up when she was 10. After that I rotated between America, Bermuda and England, said the 36-year-old. I always knew I would…

ACP wants “radical departure” from traditional relationship with EU

Source: Nation Newspaper BRUSSELS – Legislators from the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries have called for a “radical departure” from the traditional relationship with the European Union (EU), Dr P.I. Gomes, the Secretary… Link: ACP wants “radical departure” from traditional relationship with EU

Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

Source: Nation Newspaper Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit and determination as she came from behind in each set to beat Belarusian teenager Aryna… Link: Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

St Lucians encouraged to get annual eye checks

Source: St. Lucia Times St Lucians were encouraged to pay greater attention to eye care as the St Lucia Blind Welfare Association joined global observances of World Sight Day on Thursday October 12, 2017. Association President Anthony Mr. Avril said the observance was low key for the Blind Welfare Association due to its well-publicised…

IMF projects continued rise of inflation in Guyana

Source: Guyana Times Regional economic outlook By Jarryl Bryan The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting Guyana’s inflation would continue to rise in 2018. This is a dangerous development, even as the country struggles to shake off the effects of a slowdown in the economy. According to the IMF in its Regional Economic…

Son killed, father hospitalised

Source: Guyana Times …as cutlass-wielding drug addict launches attack Thirty-two-year-old Harrynarine Ramnawaj of Lot 8 Estate Road, Cane Grove, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara is now dead, and his father, 59-year-old Chandrapaul Ramnawaj of the same address, has been hospitalised after a known drug addict unleashed fury on them with a cutlass because they…

Teen mechanic killed in Mandela Avenue accident

Source: Guyana Times A 17-year-old mechanic is now dead after a motor car struck him around 20:40h on Saturday while he was attempting to cross Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. Police investigations, so far, have revealed that motor car PRR 7624 was proceeding east along Mandela Avenue when pedestrian Jhamallie Miles was Accident victim: 17-year-old…

Breath of hope as firefighters battle deadly California blaze

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTA ROSA, California – Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighbourhoods… Link: Breath of hope as firefighters battle deadly California blaze

Editorial: Halloween come early

Source: Antigua Observer Remember when the government said that everyone was making a mountain out of a molehill when Canada revoked our visa-free travel status?  Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, the minister of national security and attorney general rebuffed all the critics and said, “We will be the economic powerhouse of the region and this…

Five die in Corentyne crash

Source: Stabroek News Five persons – including a mother and two of her children – were killed yesterday in a head-on collision between a car and a paddy truck along the Number 59 Village Public Road, Corentyne. Link: Five die in Corentyne crash

Man chopped to death at Cane Grove in land row

Source: Stabroek News A confrontation over the use of land at Cane Grove Backdam, Mahaica, turned deadly yesterday when a father and son were attacked and chopped. Link: Man chopped to death at Cane Grove in land row

WI sweeps Sri Lanka three – zip

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017The West Indies women completed a 3-0 series sweep of Sri Lanka women in their three-match limited overs series at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba yesterday. Wonderful batting by Stephanie Taylor and Hayley Matthews took the West Indies to 182 for seven of 45…

Govia: T&T sharp and ready

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017Raphael Govia, coach of the senior men’s national indoor hockey team says his team is as sharp as can be and ready to give its best effort at the 2017 Indoor Pan American Cup in Georgetown, Guyana, from today until Saturday. The “Calypso Stickmen” will will…

Nelson, Balgobin lead C’bean rout at Century

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 16, 2017CALGARY—Jamaican Dane Nelson and T&T’s Keishan Balgobin both recorded braces, to spearhead a Caribbean domination of Saturday’s eight-race programme at Century Downs. Nelson won with favourite Blue Brew in the day’s opener before returning to win in race three with odds-on bet Long Time Don, while Balgobin…

‘All Out’ for Hannon followers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017Fakhoor, one of three Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned juveniles journeyed for a NINE-race programme at Yarmouth today, looks gilt-edged for the opening eight-runner Novice Stakes over six furlongs; remarkable to think this popular coastal venue will ride ‘good to firm’ halfway through October. Newmarket was similar, a…

Williams pays tribute to Marjorie Taylor

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams has lauded late parliamentarian Marjorie Taylor as someone who dedicated her life to public service.”She did so in an honourable way,” Williams said yesterday.The People’s National Party (PNP) announced that Taylor… Link: Williams pays tribute to Marjorie Taylor

Inside the Municipal Corporation | Meeting overshadowed by election challenge

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The monthly meeting of the St Thomas Municipal Corporation was on Thursday overshadowed by the recommencement of the ongoing election petition involving one of its councillors.The case against the election of councillor for the Yallahs division,… Link: Inside the Municipal Corporation | Meeting overshadowed by election challenge

Mayor says 'crafty' entertainers not paying amusement fees

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, says the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be moving to collect millions in amusement fees being lost on a monthly basis.Williams, who declared earlier this year that the… Link: Mayor says ‘crafty’ entertainers not paying amusement fees

Bartlett to head global tourism recovery team

Source: Jamaica Gleaner St George’s, Grenada:Amid efforts to strategise the recovery of Caribbean tourism, a Global Caribbean Tourism Recovery Team (GCTRT) has been named, with Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett leading the charge.The group includes… Link: Bartlett to head global tourism recovery team

Pothole leads to 5 deaths on Berbice road

Source: Kaieteur News A New-York based man and his four passengers were killed on the spot at around 14:30 hrs yesterday, after their vehicle landed in a pothole, and careened into the path of an approaching, paddy-laden truck. The gruesome accident, which left mangled bodies strewn on the roadside, occurred as the victims…

No Bra Day ketch nuff men napping

Source: Kaieteur News Friday was a nice day fuh nuff men. Was a serious day but was still a nice day. A local telephone company decide that de day was No Bra Day. That mean that was a day when some women decide that women wouldn’t wear bra. Now dem boys know that…

Guyana gets zero Corporation tax from oil operators

Source: Kaieteur News – Ram makes urgent call for review of petroleum contracts/agreements Chartered Accountant, Chris Ram Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Chris Ram is calling for the Government to review the use of Production Sharing Agreements as it inhibits the nation from collecting corporation tax from oil operators. A corporate tax, also called…

Sewage warning

Source: Nation Newspaper There will be ramifications for businesses and homeowners who continue to dump grease and oils into the South Coast Sewage Treatment Plant. The dumping of fats, oils and grease into the system was… Link: Sewage warning

Diplomatic Week 2017 begins with Church Service

Source: Bahamas Weekly Under theme ‘Innovative Approaches to A Changing World’, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially began its 4th Annual Diplomatic Week, Sunday 15th October, with an official church service at Christ Church Cathedral.  The Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling, attended the official opening service. The Diplomatic Week opening service, and the…

More arrivals in TT due to hurricanes

Source: Newsday Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, officially launched Trinidad and Tobago’s 2017/2018 Cruise Ship Season in fine style at the Port of Spain Cruise Ship Complex yesterday. She told guests and stakeholders: “For the period January to June 2017, Caribbean cruise arrivals stood at 15.3 million, a four percent increase on… Link:

Trini qualifies for Boston Marathon

Source: Newsday JOAN RAMPERSAD Last weekend, Trinidadian Dexter Webb qualified for the Boston Marathon, after finishing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in a time of three hours, 21 minutes and 57 seconds. His time puts him among the small group of amateur runners who can complete a marathon fast enough to… Link:

TT volleyball women create history

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE Trinidad & Tobago’s women’s volleyball team booked their tickets for Japan next year as they wrote their names in the history books by spanking Costa Rica 3-0 on Saturday night to become the first English- speaking Caribbean country to qualify for a FIVB World Championship tournament. The national… Link:

Windies women sweep Sri Lanka 3-0

Source: Newsday NICKOLAI MADRAY West Indies women swept the home leg of the One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka to make a strong start to the ICC Women’s Championships at the Brian Lara Academy, Tarouba, yesterday. West Indies won by 40 runs to claim the series 3-0 and all six points.… Link:

International Food Festival Opens

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Darren Henfield Saturday 14th October officially opened the International Food Festival on the grounds of the national Botanical Gardens in Chippingham.  The Food Festival featured national booths from 23 different nations with diplomatic relations with The Bahamas including five from the People’s Republic of China,…

Five dead

Source: Guyana Chronicle — including mother and sons in deadly Corentyne smash-up FIVE persons died on the spot on Sunday in what has been described as one of the worst accidents in recent times on the Corentyne Coast. The tragedy occurred after a driver reportedly lost control of his motor car and slammed…

President lights symbolic diya

Source: Guyana Chronicle — as Guyana prepares to observe Diwali PRESIDENT David Granger said as Guyana strives for national unity and social cohesion, there are many important lessons to be learnt from Diwali, an important national Hindu festival, which symbolises love and togetherness. “I do believe that there are lots of lessons that…

Collusion with serious criminality

Source: Guyana Chronicle IF there is any criminal act committed in any jurisdiction which evinces great anger and opprobrium from citizens, it is the one that surrounds the theft of state finances and other related assets. That such a reaction is expected, is because the persons involved are persons who are entrusted as…

Coalition is not responsible

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, HUMANENESS demands that we empathise with our fellow humans, particularly when it is about the family and its daily existence. A breadwinner, male or female, who is not working, his/her pleadings for assistance is going to resonate with many who may be listening. And so it was last…

The oil beast is a dangerous monster

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, THE future is rosy and bright for Guyana. Oil has been found. So great are its quantities that Guyana can now be branded as an intended oil-producing country in the not-too- distant future. Wonderful indeed, for finally the saying which has always been a part of our socio-economic…

Zuill determined to grow Special Olympics

Source: The Royal Gazette The second Special Olympics event was held in perfect weather on Saturday at the National Stadium, where the track and field meet took place after torch relays from across Bermuda. Alicia Zuill, chairwoman of the Special Olympics, is hoping the event will continue to grow considering the amount of athletes…

Bus cancellations on Monday morning

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Public Transportation has issued the bus cancellations for Monday morning. The following buses will not be running Route 10G from St Georges to Hamilton at 8. 15am. Route 10xp from St Georges to Hamilton at 8am. Route 6 from St Georges to St Davids at 7. 04pm.…

Second Place for Bahamas Jr. Minister of Tourism

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas Jr. Minister of Tourism 2017 Michael Wallace secured a second-place finish at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Youth Congress in Grenada, on Friday.   Wallace, a student of St. Anne’s School in New Providence, presented on the topic, “Signature Tourism Products – Strengthening the image of your destination”. Wallace…

Chaguanas wholesale market opens soon

Source: Trinidad Guardian SHASTRI BOODANPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017 There are plans to bring the abandoned Namdevco wholesale market at Woodford Lodge, Chaguanas, into operation, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Senator Clarence Rambharat announced over the weekend. In his address at World Food Day celebrations at the ministry’s head office at Narsalayoo Ramaya Marg in…

Ban imports of unhealthy foods

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017President of the Farmers’ Union of T&T Shiraz Khan wants Government to ban importation of unhealthy foods which contribute to life-threatening diseases. He said a negative list should be developed prohibiting importation of apples, tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, all meats, fish and frozen fruits. Speak ahead of…

Trio killed in Woodland crash

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 16, 2017Up to late yesterday, police were calling on the public to identify the bodies of three men fished out of the Woodland river yesterday following a vehicular accident. Police said at around 1.30 pm someone reported seeing a car submerged in the river along Rahamut Trace. San…

Chairman: No plans to privatise WASA

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017 A Canadian-firm is doing a diagnostic assessment of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) to determine whether the cash strapped utilty should move ahead with a universal metering project. A few months ago the utility signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Commercial Corporation,…

Kamla: PM disrespecting T&T’s women

Source: Trinidad Guardian SHASTRI BOODANPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017 Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has accused Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of “once again disrespecting the women of our nation,” with his recent comparison of golf courses to women. In her address at Divali Nagar on Saturday night she said: “What we heard were more…

ECD man chopped to death, father injured in confrontation

Source: iNews Guyana Police say they are investigating an alleged Murder committed on Harrinarine Ramawaj, 31, a driver, of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) which occurred about 13:00hrs on Sunday at the said address. Initial investigations, by the Police, revealed that the Ramawaj and his father, Chanderpaul Ramawaj, 59, went to their…

Brathwaithe spurs Guyana to WIFBSC Short range title

Source: Guyana Chronicle ….England win overall team shoot DESPITE being beaten by both England and Ireland yesterday, Guyana still emerged victorious in the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council’s short range championship. Held at the Timheri Rifle Ranges, the locals were right up there with their European counterparts at the 300, 500 and 600…

Essequibo crowned GCB Franchise League three-day champions

Source: Guyana Chronicle …- Coach Hyles hails team performance, Sanasie says Essequibo have silenced the critics   ESSEQUIBO rode on an excellent all-round effort throughout to win the second edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Franchise League three-day tournament, which concluded yesterday. The achievement landed Essequibo their maiden title. The League, which…

NDP, rig it too

Source: iWitness News By Charlotte I’ve been looking on as the drama unfolds in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, particularly regarding matters of electoral concerns. The latest exchange between Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Godwin Friday and Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is … Continue reading → Link: NDP, rig it too

John wins l Kadir Mohamed 80-mile cycle road race

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN form team Coco’s Jamal John returned three hours 13 minutes, 6 seconds in winning the 6th Annual Kadir Mohamed 80-mile cycle road race yesterday which was staged along the Georgetown, East Bank and Linden Highway. The Flying Stars Cycle Club organized event wheeled off from Homestretch Avenue and proceeded…

‘Boodoostig ’confirmed for Georgetown Grand Prix ‘Caribbean Showdown’

Source: Guyana Chronicle TRINIDAD and Tobago driving sensation, Kristian ‘Boodoostig’ Boodoosingh has been confirmed as one of the overseas competitors for the Georgetown Grand Prix ‘Caribbean Showdown’ billed for this weekend. Boodoosingh, the 2015 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships’ Group Four runner-up, will make his second appearance at the Georgetown Grand Prix, after competing…

Child among 5 killed in Corentyne smash-up

Source: iNews Guyana Five persons- including a child- were on Sunday afternoon killed following a head-on collision on the Number 59 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice. The head-on collision resulted in the death of 5 persons while the driver of the lorry is said to be in a serious condition (Nafeeza Yahya image) According…

Flood warning discontinued

Source: Nation Newspaper At 9 p.m. tonight the Barbados Meteorological Services discontinued the flood warning that was in effect for Barbados. An extensive cloud-mass remains well entrenched across the Lesser Antilles. … Link: Flood warning discontinued

e-Government for Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News From eGA Summary Cayman Government has decided to take Estonian e-government model as an example in building its e-society and developing public e-services. During that project eGA acts as main contractor for all consultancy services on e-governance between Estonia and Cayman Islands. The project is proceeded from the “Advisory mission to…

4th Annual Cayman Islands Book Fair

Source: Cayman Eye News CayWriters will host the 4th Annual Cayman Islands Book Fair on October 28 and 29. Starting at 10:30am on Saturday, October 28 at the George Town Public Library until 2:30 p.m., there will be book sales by local authors, author readings and kids activities.  The Fair continues that evening at…

Cayman Islands prison making a difference together

Source: Cayman Eye News Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) leaders and juvenile inmates are currently working together to construct a basketball court on the prison grounds. Prison Director Neil Lavis said the juveniles recently asked for a basketball court because they did not have one in their exercise yard. “Although exercise is…

Senior cop assaulted at scene of crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two local men have been arrested following a serious assault against a senior police officer who attended the scene of a collision in George Town on Saturday night. CNS understands the officer was Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown and we are awaiting confirmation. The senior cop, who was in full uniform,…

Man charged with theft, assault

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged a Christ Church man in connection with a case of theft, committed after 4 a.m., on Friday, October 13, at Mount, St George. He is Roland Romel Layne, 37, of #2 Edey… Link: Man charged with theft, assault

Three children missing

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating three (3) missing children. Missing are: Rianna Daniesha Toppin, 13; Mercedes Disire Bibby, also 13, and Caleb Joshua Toppin, 2 years 11 months…. Link: Three children missing

BZS To Host ‘Spooky Trails’ On Trunk Island

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to host “Spooky Trails on Trunk Island” on Saturday, October 28 from 6.00pm to 9.30pm. The event promotion said, “This event is for the whole family. Price per person: Members $25, Non-members $35 “Join us for an exciting evening on Trunk Island,… Link:

Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

Source: Nation Newspaper DUBLIN – Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defences on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst… Link: Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

Fascinated by import duty rules

Source: Cayman Compass We all know there are some strange rules on import duty. Example: Leather shoes are dutiable, leather purses aren’t. Link: Fascinated by import duty rules

Jury finds cyclist died by misadventure

Source: Cayman Compass The coroner’s inquest into the untimely passing of Rhonda Azan concluded on Friday, when the jury ruled unanimously that the case was a “death by misadventure.” Link: Jury finds cyclist died by misadventure

Senior police officer assaulted

Source: Cayman Compass One of the Cayman Islands’ most senior police officers was assaulted at the scene of a traffic accident, Saturday. Link: Senior police officer assaulted

Maples celebrates golden anniversary

Source: Cayman Compass From humble beginnings as a one-man show in the back of a Volkswagen camper van, the law firm of Maples and Calder has grown, over five decades, into a global industry leader, employing hundreds of people across 15 countries. Link: Maples celebrates golden anniversary

Off The Rock: Bermuda Gateway Airport Scores

Source: Bernews [Travel column written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s gateway airports did not fare well in a recent survey. J.D. Power’s North American Airport Satisfaction Study – which really only did US airports and not all of North America – rated the 60 biggest airports in the States. The airports were separated into three… Link:

US orders extradition of Guyanese businessman accused of murder

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – A court in the United States has ordered the extradition of Marcus Bisram, a Guyanese national who is wanted in connection with the murder of a carpenter in the town of Berbice.  On Friday,… Link: US orders extradition of Guyanese businessman accused of murder

Vieux Fort man shot in buttocks

Source: St. Lucia Times A male resident of Bruceville, Vieux Fort, was shot in the buttocks Saturday night, Saint Lucia police have disclosed. The victim was identified as Rawle Fevrier. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident which occurred at around 9.30 pm. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.…

Vieux Fort man charged with attempted rape

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Vieux Fort man charged with attempted rape appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The man who was allegedly caught after he tried to rape a young woman. A man who tried to pull a young woman into bushes at Hewanorra Orchard, Vieux Fort last week Tuesday

Weather Forecast For Monday October 16

Source: Bernews Monday, October 16 is expected to see clouds with thunderstorms likely, with the high to be near 27°C/81°F and the low to be near 26°C/76°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be south. The relative humidity is expected to be near 80%. Sunrise will be at 7.23am and… Link:

Vieux Fort South Retain Blackheart Football Title

Source: The St. Lucia Star The victorious Vieux Fort South team and officials after winning the Blackheart/SLFA football title. Vieux Fort South accomplished what has only been done once before in the history of the Blackheart/SLFA Knockout Football Tournament – win back to back titles. They accomplished that feat along with Dennery Saturday afternoon

Pope canonises first New World martyrs, calls Amazon synod for 2019

Source: Stabroek News Pope Francis VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis canonised 35 new Roman Catholic saints on Sunday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century Mexico and considered the first Christians killed for their faith in the New World. Link: Pope canonises first New World martyrs, calls Amazon synod for 2019

Vieux Fort man charged with attempted rape

Source: St. Lucia Times A Vieux Fort man has been charged with attempted rape in connection with an incident last week Tuesday night at Hewanorra Orchard. The man was also charged with two other offences, including damage to property arising from the breakage of a pair of spectacles that was worn by his alleged…

Virtue of the Week: Reliability

Source: St. John Source Reliability means that others can depend on you. You keep your commitments and give your best to every job. You are responsibly. You don’t forget and you don’t need to be reminded. Other people can relax, knowing things are in your reliable hands. You are practicing reliability when you: –…

Five die in Corentyne accident

Source: Stabroek News The accident scene   Five persons, including a child, were killed today in a head-on collision between a car and a paddy truck along the Number 59 Village public road, Corentyne, Berbice. Link: Five die in Corentyne accident

Senators Frustrated by Slow Pace of Unemployment Checks

Source: St. John Source Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry testifying before the Legislature in April. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam) With many Virgin Isalanders unemployed due to the hurricanes and relief distributions drying up, people urgently need unemployment checks in order to meet basic needs, senators told Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry during a Committee…

Hurricane Ophelia heading to Ireland, then Scotland

Source: St. Lucia Times (CNN) Hurricane Ophelia continued moving east toward Ireland on Sunday as officials there announced school closings, prepared for flooding – and planned for power outages. Ophelia’s position is the farthest east that a major hurricane has traveled in the Atlantic. The previous record was held by Hurricane Frances in 1980,…

Transport of delight at museum

Source: The Royal Gazette The islands transport museum is step up a gear when it reopens in its new location in Dockyard. The Bermuda Transport Museum formerly the Vintage Transportation Museum based in the Bermudiana Arcade, Hamilton will open its doors next weekend. Vintage vehicle collector Paul Martins opened the museum in the Chicane…

Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – Austria’s conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest. The victory would make Mr Kurz the world’s youngest national

Onions fight from three down to earn point

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtSomerset Trojans 3 Flanagans OnionsltbgtSomerset Trojans ended their scoring drought but still could not pick up their first win of the season after Flanagans Onion came from three goals down to earn a point at Somerset Cricket Club on Saturday. The game looked done and dusted in Somersets favour after…

PPP/C worried Speaker will bury motion to reduce VAT

Source: iNews Guyana The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is worried that the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, will subvert a motion by the political Opposition, to among other things, reduce the rate of the Value Added Tax from 14 to 12 per cent. Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira The warning…

Results of Eight Ball Duos Pool Tournament

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sunil John of Cool Shooters was named Most Outstanding Player in the Summer Classic. The Cue Sports St Lucia Inc Eight Ball Duos qualifiers continued over this past weekend with matches at The Biche Restaurant & Bar in Cabiche, Babonneau on Friday, October 6 and at Charlie’s Bar in

Has Royalton Finally Settled?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Royalton Saint Lucia has struggled to remain in the positive spotlight. Hopefully it will correctly resolve past conflict with workers. Royalton Saint Lucia opened its doors in February this year, and then fully with a grand launch at the end of March. The all-inclusive resort boasts four hundred and fifty-six

Former DSG to challenge dismissal in court

Source: iNews Guyana …says all her cases had to go through AG Former Deputy Solicitor (DSG) General Prithima Kissoon has hit back at Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams, over claims that she neglected to provide him with her submissions prior to representing the state. According to the lawyer, all her cases in fact…

Wet weather will persist a while longer

Source: Antigua Observer An area of disturbed weather over the Leeward Islands is causing some instability on Antigua. That is according to local Meteorologist Leonard Josiah. https://antiguaobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1015-JOSIAH1.mp3 Josiah says the weather will continue for just a little longer. https://antiguaobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1015-JOSIAH.mp3 Link: Wet weather will persist a while longer

Butlers band aid

Source: The Royal Gazette Two island bands featuring young musicians are to be picked to appear in next years Bermuda Festival. Auditions are to be held next month to whittle down hopefuls to six bands, who will go on to the next stage of judging. Dale Butler, one of three judges in the competition,…

“Speak Up Overcome Survive” On Nov 18th

Source: Bernews Restoration House Ministries International is getting set to present “Speak-up Overcome Survive” on November 18th, with this year’s topic will address “abuse, violence and trafficking encountered in our community.” The event announcement said, “Now presenting its 7th conference in the He Loves Me Series, Restoration House Ministries, International is proud… Link:

Lightning Aquatics Swim Club: Small but Tallawah

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: With only 18 of its 27 competitive swimmers participating in the recently held Capri Sun 2017 National Championships, Lightning Aquatics (LA) Swim Club was able to amass 618 points landing them in the 3rd position out of 6 clubs. According to LA’s President, Mrs. Tessa Charles-Louis, “All our swimmers…

Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Barbuda after the hurricane (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda government says a Chinese firm has shown interest in establishing a new town on Barbuda, which was severely damaged when Hurricane

Rugby & US Football in Cuba, Past and Present

Source: Havana Times Rugby, in its different forms, has been played in Cuba for many years, although it still continues to suffer a kind of curse because it doesn’t receive the institutional support it should. Link: Rugby & US Football in Cuba, Past and Present

Butterfield joint 44th overall in Kona

Source: The Royal Gazette Tyler Butterfield finished joint 44th overall, 38th among pros, in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, yesterday. Patrick Lange, of Germany, smashed the full course record by two minutes to win in a time of 8hr 1min 40sec. Lange record 4845 in the 2. 4-mile swim, 42853 in the…

‘The Bermuda Connection’ Book Published

Source: Bernews A newly published book titled The Bermuda Connection, part of the Nick Randall series, follows the fictional tale of a bioengineer – the protagonist’s son – who “finds himself engulfed in his own mystery” and “their paths cross when they are both drawn to a mysterious woman on the Island… Link:

Creativity vital for business to flourish

Source: The St. Lucia Star NYC President Jeshurun Andrew presented activities to be held by the Council as part of this year’s observance of GEW. Creativity is essential for the success of any business, and a crucial element for start-ups in particular. Proprietor Urmie Persaud of Caritic Designs Co. drilled home that knowledge at

CDB unveils plan for new cycle of poverty reduction programme

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has unveiled an ambitious plan for the latest cycle of its poverty fighting flagship programme. The CDB said that it has been able to negotiate more… Link: CDB unveils plan for new cycle of poverty reduction programme

Haiti – Jacmel : Special training for 45 artisans

Source: Haiti Libre From October 10th to 18th, at the Interpretation Center of the Carnival of Jacmel, 45 artisans of jacmel undergo a special training, an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and financed by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for… Link: Haiti – Jacmel : Special training for 45 artisans

Women Of St. Philip Evening Of Gospel Jazz

Source: Bernews The Women of St. Philip are getting set to present an Evening of Gospel Jazz on Saturday, October 28 at 7.00pm at St. Philip AME Church. A spokesperson said, “The Women of St. Philip invites you to an Evening of Jazz, under the patronage of our Pastor, Presiding Elder Rev.… Link:

100 Minute Video: Meeting On Dog Regulations

Source: Bernews The Department of Environment and Natural Resources held two town hall meetings this week to discuss possible amendments to the Dogs Act 2008, with the meetings covering topics including the prohibited and restricted breeds list, breeding, penalties, care, reporting of dog bites and more. 1-hour & 39-minute live video replay… Link:

Launch of model guidelines for sexual offences

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados will become the first country to launch the Model Guidelines for Sexual Offences in the Caribbean on Tuesday, October 17. The official launch will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel,… Link: Launch of model guidelines for sexual offences

Haiti – REMINDER : 211st anniversary of the death of Emperor Dessalines

Source: Haiti Libre Max Rudolph Saint-Albin, Minister of the Interior and Local Government, reminds all Haitian citizens that Tuesday, October 17, 2017 is dedicated to commemorating the 211st anniversary of the death of Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Jacques 1st… Link: Haiti – REMINDER : 211st anniversary of the death of Emperor Dessalines

Cruise Ends in 8-year-old’s Death

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A family’s Caribbean trip ended in tragedy when an 8-year-old girl fell two stories from a deck on board a cruise ship the Carnival Glory just after docking in Miami. The young victim, named Zion, was on a deck, located two floors above the lobby, on a Carnival

T&T man killed over gold chain

Source: Stabroek News Deryck “Chicken” Hinds (Trinidad Express) Deryck “Chicken” Hinds was shot and killed near Medine Street, San Fernando on Friday night. Link: T&T man killed over gold chain

Charman Art Prize Awarded To Alia Hamza

Source: Bernews Alia Hamza has been awarded this year’s Charman Prize for her mixed media copper and glass piece The Other. Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art hosted the Grand Opening of the exhibition on Friday [October 13]. The biennial award is open to local artists based in Bermuda and Bermudians abroad and… Link:

Photos: Special Olympics Track & Field Event

Source: Bernews The Special Olympics Bermuda hosted their track and field heats this weekend at the National Sports Centre, with a torch relay getting the proceedings underway. The day began in the morning with a torch relay involving members of the Police and Fire departments who carried torches from Somerset and St.… Link:

France considers revoking Weinstein's Legion of Honour

Source: Nation Newspaper PARIS – France has started the process of stripping Harvey Weinstein of his Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian distinction, after allegations of sexual harassment against the film producer, President… Link: France considers revoking Weinstein’s Legion of Honour

Residents in despair over uncertain future

Source: Guyana Times Enmore Estate closure By Shemuel Fanfair At year end, 2300 factory, field and cane workers currently employed at the East Demerara Estate (Enmore), along with their family members, will face an uncertain future with the impending closure of the entity. During the course of last week, Guyana Times met with…

Opposition brings motion to reduce VAT to 12%

Source: Guyana Times …but Teixeira fears Speaker will bury PPP proposal The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is worried that the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, will subvert a motion by the political Opposition, to among other things, reduce the rate of the Value Added Tax from 14 to 12 per…

Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says a Chinese firm has shown interest in establishing a new town on Barbuda, which was severely damaged when Hurricane Irma passed through the Lesser Antilles… Link: Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda

Coca-Cola Sticks to Its Roots

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sweet beverages and an even sweeter lady. The bright, bold, red and white lettering that we all associate with the caffeinated drink, Coca-Cola, was splurged all over Coco Palm’s Ti Bananne restaurant on Wednesday evening. As part of its global scale rebranding, back to its original values, Coca-Cola was

Moving forward

Source: Trinidad Guardian The N9 Dance Co, run by artistic director Nalini Akal, recently had its 18th anniversary. She celebrates the landmark with Sunday Arts in her own words.Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017Being an entrepreneur involves a lot of deep breaths. It really isn’t for the fainthearted. It involves moving from one choice to…

Blue Bird Sports popularizes pepper roti

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017“We make our pepper roti with love, it’s the secret ingredient,” says Goutam Maharaj, a member of The Blue Bird Sports and Cultural Organisation. And that is what has made the pepper roti from the group so popular among patrons at the Divali Nagar year after year.…

Guyana secures Long Range title

Source: Stabroek News Team Guyana secured the Milex/Crown Mining Cup Long Range Team Title when the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Championship continued yesterday at the Timehri Rifle Ranges. Link: Guyana secures Long Range title

Chanderpaul, spinners carry E’bo closer to maiden C/ship

Source: Stabroek News A well-crafted century from veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul followed by a meticulous bowling effort from the Essequibo’s spinners, carried the Cinderella County side within reach of their first major title when stumps was called on day two of their final round clash against West Demerara at Tuschen, yesterday. Link: Chanderpaul, spinners

Jacobs slices through SL to set up innings triumph

Source: Stabroek News FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica,  CMC – Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs snatched a six-wicket haul to propel West Indies A to a crushing innings and 13-run victory over Sri Lanka A, on the final day of the opening four-day “Test” here  yesterday. Link: Jacobs slices through SL to set up innings triumph

Does competition exist in local industries?

Source: Stabroek News Competitiveness in industries Last week’s article identified some of the characteristics of competition and the role that it plays in making an economy better.  Link: Does competition exist in local industries?

Ten-man Army reach First Citizens semis

Source: Newsday San Juan Jabloteh winger Kadeem Hutchinson last night scored what could arguably stand the most spectacular double in the history of the First Citizens Cup but finished on the losing end after an electrifying quarter-final clash against a 10-man Defence Force team. Club Sando had earlier dispatched Morvant Caledonia United… Link:

Police: Triple murder victims were innocent

Source: Newsday Police say the patrons killed in Wednesday’s triple murder at a crowded bar in Marabella were innocent people. The victims were Ruthven “Man Sandy” Sandy, 63, of Marabella, Michael Scott, 48, of Gasparillo and Casily Isaac, 60, of Marabella. However, police said the killers’ intended target was Scott in retaliation… Link:

Shiva Boys knock ‘Pres’ from summit

Source: Newsday NICKOLAI MADRAY Presentation College San Fernando are no longer the leaders of the Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division after falling to a 3-0 defeat to the hands of defending champions Shiva Boys Hindu College at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, yesterday. The result paved a way for Naparima College to… Link:

Queen’s Atlantic land holdings bigger than reported

Source: Kaieteur News advertises stateland to be mortgaged A notice last week in the Official Gazette has raised questions about exactly how many plots of Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop land Queens Atlantic Investments Inc. (QAII) benefitted from. According to the October 7 Notice of Debenture published in the Official Gazette of Guyana, a…

Baby boy and girl 12 sodomised

Source: Kaieteur News -girl’s step-dad, mother, relative in custody, The Childcare and Protection Agency and police are probing two separate cases of sexual abuse, in which a 12-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy were sodomised by close relatives. The attacks on the victims were so severe that both had to undergo medical treatment.…

QC sets the tone ahead of Diwali

Source: Guyana Chronicle –with annual Rangoli competition   QUEEN’S College (QC) held its third annual rangoli competition on Saturday in observance of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. The competition was organised by the school’s Hindu Society and featured students of the college either representing their houses or their friends’ groups, as they…

Be more competitive

Source: Guyana Chronicle …CDB representative urges Guyana Government GRADUATING from a middle-income developing country to a high-income country will present the risk of Guyana moving from being able to access concessional financing to the access of commercial loans, so stakeholders were urged to improve competitiveness.As a low-income and then middle-income country, Guyana has…

U.S. envoy advises… Bone up on the subject first

Source: Guyana Chronicle –before making misleading statements about emerging oil, gas sector U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Mr Perry Holloway, is urging Guyanese to become “oil smart” before making inaccurate statements about the emerging oil and gas sector here. During a recent interview with the Guyana Chronicle, the U.S. envoy said he has observed…

Learning the meaning of ‘fight’

Source: Guyana Chronicle A breast cancer survivor’s story By Gibron Rahim WE may not often consider the words ‘survival’ and ‘fight’ or what they mean to each of us. Yet, even as we commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are women among us who have had those words foremost in their minds as…

Ruling appealed

Source: Nation Newspaper Not so fast. The Prison Officers Association will have to put its celebrations on hold as the Superintendent of Prisons and the Attorney General have appealed a recent decision in the Association’s favour,… Link: Ruling appealed

Guyana cop Milex/Crown Mining Long Range Trophy

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Calvert takes Guyana NRA 150th Shoot GUYANA copped the 2017 Milex/Crown Mining Long range title by outclassing the competition at the Timheri Rifle Ranges yesterday. The team amassed 712 points and 31 V Bulls to take the top accolade with Captain Mahendra Persaud marking 95 with 5 V’s as…

UPDATE: Castries stabbing victim identified

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATE: Castries stabbing victim identified appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A man who was stabbed in Rockhall, Castries on Saturday, Oct. 14 is currently in stable condition, according to law enforcement sources. He has been identified as 32-year-old Jermaine St. Juste, a resident of Rockhall.

Govt protecting gamblers from bad bet

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Saturday, October 14, 2017 In an attempt to protect “problem gamblers” from themselves, the Government has proposed the creation of a “self-exclusion programme” where any listed person who is found inside a gambling facility can be charged for trespassing. People who place their names on the list also forego…

‘My husband, the gambling addict’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, October 15, 2017Mary and John have been married for 19 years and have two teenage daughters together. Mary, who says she still loves John, however, is now in the process of getting a divorce from him. She says she needs to do so in order to maintain her…

Trinis tell of stress with Isis

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Sunday, October 15, 2017Members of a Trinidadian family who recently surrendered to Iraqi authorities along with Islamic State (Isis) fighters have spoken of “intense circumstances “including suffering repeated air strikes, fleeing under fire, and seeing many dead bodies. The family related the stressful experience last month when they were…

Bridgemans still waiting on Port Authority

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Sunday, October 15, 2017The vice president of Bridgemans Services group Andrew Purdey says they have heard “zero” from the Port Authority on the evaluation of tenders for a passenger ferry for the inter-island sea bridge. Bridgemans tendered the Ocean Flower 2 in the bid which closed on September 20.…

PM gets 700-page report from Police Audit Committee

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017The Police Manpower Audit Committee, headed by criminologist and former chairman of the Police Service Commission Prof Ramesh Deosaran, will present a 700-page report to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at his St Clair office, Tuesday, 1 pm. The Guardian understands, the report contains over 100 recommendations…

Black man attacked at Charlottesville rally charged

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Black man attacked at Charlottesville rally charged appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. DeAndre Harris was assaulted in a parking garage beside the Charlottesville police station after a white nationalist rally was disbursed by police [Zach Roberts/AP Photo](AL JAZEERA) – US police have charged an African

Taiwan Celebrates 106

Source: The St. Lucia Star Left to right: Commerce Minister Bradley Felix, STAR Publisher Rick Wayne, Taiwanese Ambassador Douglas Cheng-Tsung Shen, and Saint Lucian musician Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson. The Republic of China (Taiwan) celebrated in grand style its 106th National Day this year. On Friday 6 October, four days before the actual day, the

7 killed in Kenya high school shooting during raid

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Gunmen suspected to be from neighboring South Sudan shot dead seven people, including six students, in a raid on a high school early Saturday that appeared to be a revenge attack, a Kenya police official said. The shooting occurred at dawn at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School near the…

Internet week

Source: Stabroek News The Caribbean Telecommunications Union on Friday hosted a “Youth in ICT Day” to bring the curtains down on five days of Tech Talks for Internet Week Guyana. Link: Internet week

Prithima Kissoon rejects allegations by AG’s Chambers

Source: Stabroek News Former Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon this evening issued a rebuttal to allegations levelled against her yesterday by the Attorney General’s Chambers. Link: Prithima Kissoon rejects allegations by AG’s Chambers

At least four killed in plane crash in Ivory Coast

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, a Reuters witness said. Firefighters and rescue divers removed two bodies from the plane, which had broken into several pieces and…

Alia Hamza wins Charman Prize

Source: The Royal Gazette Artist Alia Hamza has been awarded this years Charman Prize for a mixed media work in copper and glass. Her piece called The Other beat nearly 120 other works to win the top award of 10,000 in the competition established by art lover and island businessman John Charman. Ms Hamza…

Technical problems, inclement weather hinder BWA crews

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority wishes to inform the public that the previously advertised work to make connections on pipes in Sheraton, Regency and Vauxhall on Friday, October 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. was not… Link: Technical problems, inclement weather hinder BWA crews

St. Lucia’s Budget vs Trinidad’s

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Minister of Finance for Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Colm Imbert, delivered the government’s 2018 budget address earlier this month, outlining a stern austerity package that will require Trinbagonians to make “a serious adjustment”. Price hikes and tax increases will likely result in a higher cost of living for

Italian priest kidnapped in southern Nigeria: Vatican

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – An Italian priest has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, church officials in both countries have said. Maurizio Pallu was snatched on Thursday in broad daylight by armed men just outside of Benin City, Italian media reports said. “Pope Francis has been informed about the Italian priest…

Athlete of the Week

Source: The St. Lucia Star Andrew Norbert – Athlete of the Week This is not the first time, and I assure you based on his success in cycling, it certainly will not be the last time Andrew appears on this page. On Sunday Andrew was back in the winner’s cycle. This time around he

Two People Injured In Car Collision In Hamilton

Source: Bernews At around 4.00pm this afternoon [Oct 14] the police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and ambulance personnel responded to a collision in Hamilton. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:10pm Saturday, October 14th police responded to a report of a two car collision at the junction of Church Street and Court… Link:

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