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December 15, 2017

Archives for November 2017

Vicky captured

Source: Newsday Vicky Boodram’s three day run to freedom came to an end tonight as police found the fraud accused hiding in a house in Penal. They tracked her to the house at Sunshine Drive, Lachoos Road, at about 6.40 pm, tracing calls she had been making on a Digicel cell phone.… Link:

Another ‘Daybreak’ awaits eager punters

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Friday, December 1, 2017Daybreak is marginally ‘best-in’ for division one of a Novice Stakes over six furlongs of Lingfield polytrack today, according to BHA ratings and, most importantly, my time-handicap. Obviously an 88-days absence could be a concern for punters, who will also notice one of seven rivals is…

Vicky recaptured

Source: Trinidad Guardian KEVON FELMINE & JENSEN LAVENDEPublished: Friday, December 1, 2017Three days after alleged fraudster Vicky Boodram escaped from the Women’s Prison at Golden Grove, Arouca, she was recaptured in Penal last night. Officers from the Criminal Gang and Intelligence Unit, acting on intelligence, went to a house at Sunchine Drive off Lachoos…

Honours for UTT’s sports grads

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017The University of T&T’s Academy of Sport hosted its annual awards ceremony on Wednesday November 22, at UTT’s Corinth Campus, St Madelaine to celebrate the achievements of 2017 cohorts. Graduating from the University’s Sport Programmes were 20 students of the Certificate in Sport Studies, 28 with the…

Vessels lit up in Christmas finery strut their stuff

Source: Cayman Compass It is that time of the year again, when the water at Camana Bay will be lit up by festive lights, courtesy of the Cayman 27’s Annual Parade of Lights Show on Saturday. What’s Christmas without this celebrated event? Link: Vessels lit up in Christmas finery strut their stuff

Tobago stadium woes worry Yorke

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, December 1, 2017Former T&T Soca Warriors World Cup captain Dwight Yorke has expressed shock over the response from Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Sports Secretary Jomo Pitt following his response to a question last Thursday about the short term plans to repair infrastructural problems at the Dwight Yorke Stadium…

PM appoints Govt team to find ferry

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Friday, December 1, 2017 The hunt’s back on for a passenger ferry. The recent tender exercise for a new Tobago ferry has failed to produce one and a ministerial team mandated by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to find a vessel immediately is now hunting overseas. Minister in the…

Nicaragua Canal Magnate Wang Jing Linked to Ukraine Scandal

Source: Havana Times The wealthy businessman heads the Hong Kong-Nicaragua Development Company, the firm that was going to construct an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua. However, his projects have faced setbacks around the globe, indicating that “his canal dreams may look more and more like a fantasy.” Link: Nicaragua Canal Magnate Wang Jing Linked

Business Empowerment Instructors Mobilize in Work Session

Source: Bahamas Weekly Committee members and lecturers of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Empowerment Programme were on Thursday, November 30, welcomed by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. The Minister thanked them for participating in the programme, and added that their role…

Cayman Islands: PWD-CIFEC apprentices earn International Certification

Source: Cayman Eye News In a major milestone for the Public Works Department, five apprentices recently received their internationally recognised City and Guilds of London certification. The Department’s remarkable construction industry training programme is run jointly as a partnership with the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre and is solidly supported by private sector partners.…

A.M. BestTV: Paradise Papers Pushback — ‘No One’s Done Anything Wrong’

Source: Cayman Eye News OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In this A.M.BestTV episode from the Cayman Captive Forum 2017, held in George Town, Grand Cayman, attendees said although the recent leaks of files from offshore service providers—the so-called Paradise Papers—reveal individuals and organizations seeking to minimize tax liabilities, they show little if any actual wrongdoing. Click on…

The Editor Speaks: HIV &AIDS

Source: Cayman Eye News Friday, December 1st is World AIDS Day. Cayman Islands Minister of Health in his Message said: “As the festive season approaches, it is always a poignant time of year for people who have lost loved ones, particularly those who have succumbed to an illness such as HIV and AIDS. “It…

NAACP’s Hilary Shelton To Speak In Bermuda

Source: Bernews The U.S. Consulate has invited American speaker Hilary Shelton to Bermuda to participate in a series of events leading up to Human Rights day on December 10. Mr. Shelton, Director of the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People [NAACP] Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and… Link:

Injured driver wants to use handicapped spot

Source: Cayman News Service What if I have a legitimate injury that makes it hard/painful for me to walk but I am not permanently disabled? Can I use a Blue Spot? Auntie’s answer: Today’s question appeared as a comment on a CNS article about the RCIPS announcing a no-tolerance policy on people who illegally park in…

CoP: Strong-arm tactics won’t solve bike trouble

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police commissioner has warned that strong-arm tactics and enforcement will not solve the growing problem on Grand Cayman of illegal and dangerous motorbike activity. David Byrne released a statement Thursday about the events of last Sunday and said that the goal to curb the problem was not just about…

Digicel worker robbed outside store

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are looking for an armed robber who mugged a Digicel employee as he left his work at around 7:00pm yesterday (Wednesday 29 November) at the store on North Church Street in George Town. As he left the store, a man brandishing what appeared to be a gun approached…

Animal importation case adjourned for legal talks

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Jimel McLean and Sabrina Walton, who were charged earlier this month for importing a live animal without a licence, appeared in court Thursday but the case was adjourned to allow the lawyers to discuss the details of the charges. They were both bailed to return to court in January without answering…

Fashion Week Goes Eco, Aussie Style

Source: Bahamas Weekly Fashion Gets Ethical Down Under… Australia could well be leading the way in the slow fashion movement. With a promise to deliver sustainable fashion to Perth on a global level by promoting and showcasing ethical designers and artists, the inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) did just that from November…

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For November 2017

Source: Bernews Bernews posted more than 100 videos across our various social networks during November 2017, and the top ten most viewed on YouTube included Fabio Costa knocking out Nikki Bascome, crashed trucks being removed, Sunday ‘Good News’ spotlights, shoppers at Black Friday, the Santa Claus Parade and more. As far as… Link:

Probe launched into war criminal’s courtroom suicide

Source: St. Lucia Times (CNN)As the judge at The Hague read out a verdict confirming Slobodan Praljak’s 20-year prison term for war crimes, the white-bearded former Bosnian Croat general rose to his feet. “Slobodan Praljak is not a war criminal. I am rejecting your verdict with contempt,” Praljak shouted defiantly. He then tilted his…

Butterfield Bank shares jump 4

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by 1. 50, or 4 per cent, to 39 after 1,550 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There were no other trades on the local exchange, which was up 67. 46 points, or 3. 05 per cent, at 2,278. 4On the New York Stock Exchange,…

Civil rights speaker to call on island

Source: The Royal Gazette American speaker Hilary Shelton will take part in a series of events leading up to Human Rights Day on December 10. Mr Shelton, who was invited to Bermuda by the United States Consulate, will participate in activities in partnership with Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda and the Family Centre. He…

EU places Venezuelan Avior Airlines on black list

Source: Curacao Chronicle BRUSSELS – The Venezuelan airline Avior Airlines is no longer allowed to fly in European airspace. The company has been placed on the list of unsafe companies, the European Commission announced. Avior Airlines flies to Aruba and Curaçao, but these destinations do not fall under the territory of the European…

NEMO warns against relaxing as hurricane season ends

Source: St. Lucia Times The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), noting that November 30 marks the official end of the Atlantic hurricane season, has warned people against letting down their guard. “Some people think it is a time to be relieved, but I want to indicate to persons that this is not the case,”…

Venezuela’s ex-oil minister and ex-PDVSA head arrested

Source: Curacao Chronicle Two powerful Venezuelan former oil officials have been arrested as part of a sweeping anti-corruption operation. CARACAS – A number of senior officials at Citgo, Venezuela’s US-based refining company were detained last week. Critics of President Nicolás Maduro say this is part of a political purge. They say Mr Maduro, who…

Photos/Results: CEA & BEF Equestrian Shows

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Equestrian Federation hosted the CEA Regional Jumping Challenge followed by the BEF Jumper Classes 2017 events at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street. In the CEA Regional Jumping Challenge Kirista Rabain riding Just Pete had a double Clear Round finishing first, with Tyler James and You’ll Be… Link:

PAHO Supports electronic perinatal system for health sector

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has been providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Wellness to integrate an electronic perinatal system across all wellness centres and government hospitals run hospitals on the island. This system builds on the One Patient, One Record initiative by the health…

Courtesy call on Education Minister by Chinese Ambassador

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Chinese Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Haung Quiguo, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education, The Honorable Jeffrey Lloyd at his office on University Blvd. Accompanying the Ambassador was Ying Qu, First Secretary of the Economic & Commercial Counsellor’s Office of The Bahamas,…

30 Minute Video: Nov 30 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:

Weather Forecast For Friday December 1

Source: Bernews Friday, December 1 is expected to be partly cloudy skies, with the high to be near 22°C/72°F and the low to be near 19°C/66°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 60%. Sunrise will be at 7.02am and sunset… Link:

Insurance chief dies in Miami

Source: The Royal Gazette A top island insurance executive has died suddenly in the United States. Alan Peacock, CEO and president of Colonial Group International Ltd. , died on Monday aged 69 after he suffered a heart attack in Miami. Grant Gibbons, chairman of Colonial, said that Mr Peacock had provided strong and consistent…

Family in mourning after death of pedestrian

Source: St. Lucia Times The family of Cecil Moise who died after being hit by a motor car on Tuesday are in mourning, with the son of the deceased asserting that because there were no eyewitnesses to the incident, only the car driver’s account of what happened is available. “They called me in the…

Foreign investment assets rise to 546.2bn

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas foreign portfolio holdings were 546. 2 billion last year, an increase of 8 per cent on 2015. The increase was attributed to a growth in the insurance sectors total assets. The insurance sub sector accounted for 84 per cent of the islands total foreign portfolio holdings, followed by investment…

Group will support fathers

Source: The Royal Gazette A new group will offer support to men affected by gang and gun violence. Wayne Caines, Minister of National Security, and Pastor Leroy Bean, the islands gang violence reduction co-ordinator, announced the initiative at a press conference this afternoon. The minister said the creation of Fathers Support Group followed the.…

The Long View: No fuss over 51st year of Independence

Source: Nation Newspaper Oh, what a difference 52 weeks can make. Just one year ago, Barbados was awash with patriotic feeling. The month of November 2016 was a very memorable period. It was the period of reflecting on… Link: The Long View: No fuss over 51st year of Independence

New prison in St. Maarten to cost US $60M

Source: Curacao Chronicle PHILIPSBURG – Replacing the Pointe Blanche prison will cost the country US $50-60 million, Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman announced at Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. “The Dutch experts on the ground agree that the best option is a new prison,” he stated. “A final assessment was made and…

Stop the Atlantic hurricanes now

Source: Antigua Observer As we sat here cowering in a safe corner of the house listening to the wrath of Hurricane Irma being unleashed on the environs outside, we couldn’t help but experience the helplessness of the moment. With winds in excess of 180 mph destroying buildings and taking lives, one comes to…

Airport Runway Run cancelled

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Just this afternoon, Curaçao Airport Partners was unexpectedly notified by the Minister of Transportation and Urban Planning that the event ‘Airport Runway Run’ was cancelled. No reason for this cancellation has been given to CAP. “Run the Runway” events are performed at airports across the world as a…

Castries South MP rips apart latest employment figures

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Castries South MP rips apart latest employment figures appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Dr. Ernest Hilaire Castries South MP Dr. Ernest Hilaire has questioned the authenticity of the latest employment figures released by the statistics division last week. The newest job figures show that unemployment

St Jude Hospital Launches Fundraising Pageant

Source: The St. Lucia Star Ms St Jude Hospital 2017 contestants. The Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort will come alive on Saturday December 16, 2017 when St Jude Hospital hosts the Miss St Jude Hospital Pageant. The pageant is an activity geared towards raising much-needed funds for St Jude Hospital, the main healthcare

World Cup 2018: Fixtures, Full Schedule Tomorrow

Source: The Voice RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin may attend the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the Russian capital of … The post World Cup 2018: Fixtures, Full Schedule Tomorrow appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: World Cup 2018: Fixtures, Full Schedule Tomorrow

Flood warning in effect until 8 p.m.

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is under a flood warning until 8 p.m. today. The Barbados Meteorological Services said the combination of a trough system and the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone has been generating cloudy… Link: Flood warning in effect until 8 p.m.

‘Spider Cup’ Advancing

Source: The Voice On Monday evening in the last quarterfinal game played at the GIPF, Massy Stores Northern United trounced Police FC 8-1 … The post ‘Spider Cup’ Advancing appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘Spider Cup’ Advancing

Girl is first Independence baby

Source: Nation Newspaper Annetta Eversley is the mother of the first Independence Day baby for 2017. At 3:44 a.m. she delivered her six pound, three ounce bundle of joy Janaee Aniyah Edwards. Eversley told NATION NEWS… Link: Girl is first Independence baby

Rain stalling Rihanna Drive renaming ceremony

Source: Nation Newspaper Rain has delayed the start of the Rihanna Drive renaming ceremony at Westbury Road, St Michael. The ceremony was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. but the rain started this morning just as the 51st Anniversary… Link: Rain stalling Rihanna Drive renaming ceremony

Grande bandits take $26,000

Source: Newsday Bandits made a hole in a wall in the Revenue District Office in Sangre Grande early yesterday, cut open a vault inside and escaped with $26,000. A manager at the revenue office at Damarie Hill, Guaico, Sangre Grande locked up around 4.30 pm on Wednesday, but on returning around 7.30… Link:

Deyalsingh: Private $$ for new ministry HQ

Source: Newsday Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh yesterday solicited private funds to build a new ministry headquarters at Queen’s Park East, Port of Spain, plus a new central block at the Port of Spain General Hospital. He was speaking at the post-Cabinet news briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s. The former will… Link:

IFB002GVIC18(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB002GVIC18(S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for Purchase & Delivery of Household & Cleaning Supplies, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the…

Was It Sedition?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review   The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of the Government opposition party, and…

Archbishop Condemns Bill

Source: Jones Bahamas Retired Anglican Archbishop Drexel Gomez, is on the side of those who agree the Commercial Enterprise Bill needs to be rethought, a suggestion he hopes the government gives serious consideration.   Weighing in on the Commercial Enterprises Bill, while appearing as a guest on Love 97’s evening talk show “On…

“I’M BEING USED,” SAYS COURT WITNESS

Source: Jones Bahamas The woman who is the prosecution’s lead witness in the extortion case against a former Member of Parliament told the Court “I don’t want to be here, I feel like I’m being used.” Mrs. Barbara Hanna, owner of Magic Touch Cleaning Services gave this shocking testimony in the first day of…

ALIV Donates Blood Van

Source: Jones Bahamas Through its three-year partnership, ALIV, the newest mobile network revealed its plans during this Christmas season, to donate a blood van to the Friends of the Blood Bank (FOTB), which will allow the foundation ease of access when hosting blood drives. Bianca Bethel-Sawyer, ALIV’s Events, Sponsorship and Community Manager, during…

Exxon contract to be made public in December – Harmon

Source: iNews Guyana Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said that the contract between international oil giant, Exxon Mobil and the Government of Guyana, along with its terms and conditions, will be made public sometime during the month of December. State Minister Joseph Harmon “I can up and say that the matter was discussed…

RONNIE BUTLER PRAISED IN MEMORIAL SERVICE

Source: Jones Bahamas Scores of Bahamians, including political leaders, musicians and other community notables attended
a memorial service yesterday in honour of musical legend Ronnie Butler. Butler has been described as a pioneer and an excellent musician, but Ronnie Butler Jr said “he was simply dad.” “When I let go of who I thought…

Remarks by Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe at ICT Week

Source: Bahamas Weekly Remarks By Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, with Responsibility for Information and Communications Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe at URCA/Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s (CTU) ‘ICT Week’ November 28, 2017: Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel QC, Attorney Randol Dorsett, Chairman of the Utilities…

USA and Cuba, the Same Old Questions?

Source: Havana Times The dilemma between Cuba and the US has all the signs of prolonging itself in time. Miguel Diaz Canel, the candidate of the Communist Party for the Presidency, has just said that the future of relations depends on the attitude assumed by Washington. Link: USA and Cuba, the Same Old

Prime Minister impromptu panelist at Chamber AGM

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Prime Minister impromptu panelist at Chamber AGM appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet was an impromptu third panelist at the 133rd Annual General Meeting of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture held on November 29th,

Injured motorcyclist flown overseas

Source: The Royal Gazette A motorcyclist seriously injured in a crash on Tuesday has been airlifted overseas for further medical treatment. The 54-year-old Warwick man had been in the Intensive Care Unit at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. He was injured after his bike collided with another motorcycles at the junction of Middle Road…

Windies in a good place, says pleased Holder

Source: iNews Guyana (CMC) West Indies captain Jason Holder believes his side’s outing in the lone tour match against New Zealand A last weekend, has left them in a good place for tomorrow’s opening Test at the Basin Reserve. The Caribbean side drew the three-day match in Lincoln but flexed their muscle with…

Teddy Bear Tea will help needy children

Source: The Royal Gazette Less fortunate children will get toys this Christmas thanks to the Teddy Bear Tea at Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. Children are encouraged to donate a new teddy bear or other stuffed animal at the events at Crown and Anchor on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December, between 3pm and 5pm.…

Guyanese among Caribbean nationals detained during US immigration sweep

Source: iNews Guyana (CMC) The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) says several Caribbean nationals were among 55 immigrants detained in New York during a six-day operation conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). ICE said that ERO officers “targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives during the operation,”…

St Georges ready for Walkabout

Source: The Royal Gazette St Georges will come alive tomorrow night with the Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout. Thousands of people are expected to attend the increasingly popular event which is now in its 39th year and considered the most profitable day of the year for East End businesses. The Trust has organised a…

54-Year-Old Airlifted Overseas For Treatment

Source: Bernews The 54-year-old man injured in a collision on Tuesday evening in Warwick has been airlifted overseas for further medical treatment. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning [November 30th] the 54 year old Warwick man seriously hurt in a two motorcycle collision at the junction of Middle… Link:

Matt Lauer breaks silence: ‘I am truly sorry’

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Matt Lauer breaks silence: ‘I am truly sorry’ appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PAGE SIX) – A day after being fired by NBC, former “Today” host Matt Lauer on Thursday broke his silence on the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against him — saying some of

Interested In A Career In The Maritime Industry?

Source: Bernews Endeavour Community Sailing and the Bermuda College Division of Professional and Career Education are teaming up on a new initiative for youth in Bermuda, offering a course for Bermudian residents ages 16 to 24 years old who are interested in pursuing a maritime industry career. “Potential candidates do not need… Link:

Drone taxis take off in Dubai

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Drone taxis take off in Dubai appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CNN) – Dubai is well known as a testing ground for future tech, and seen as a model for future living by many. Try telling that to anyone stuck in congestion on Sheikh Mohammed

No Time for Controversy and Hurricanes

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: St. John’s Antigua – Controversy and hurricanes are two of the biggest challenges when selling the Caribbean according to Gary Sadler O.D., Senior Vice President of Unique Vacations Limited, the exclusive marketing company for Sandals Resort International. Mr. Sadler was speaking during an interview with Observer Radio in…

Barbados moves closer to establishing its coconut industry

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has taken an all-inclusive approach to developing its coconut industry. Growers, vendors, processors, and agricultural officials met at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church… Link: Barbados moves closer to establishing its coconut industry

The Violator State and Outraged Citizens

Source: Havana Times On November 26th, tributes on the first anniversary of Fidel Castro’s death and voting (a more exact term than “elections) at a local level of the so-called People’s Power, coincided in Cuba. Link: The Violator State and Outraged Citizens

Agriculture ministry seeks rare mango plants

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: Persons Who Own Any Rare Mango Species are Asked to Contact The Department of Forestry. The Department of Forestry, through the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) and the OECS would like to inform the general public of the ongoing Mango Biodiversity Project. The primary objective of the project is to…

Sion Hill Man To Stand Trial

Source: News 784 Stephen Stephens from the community of Sion Hill has been committed to stand trial at the next practical sitting of the Criminal Session on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm upon his uncle Rendol Stephens of Vermont on October 29th 2016 at Buccament. The order was given on Wednesday…

Shining A Light On A Cause

Source: The Voice THE Greaham Louisy building on the Castries Waterfront has become the main attraction for people who happen to be in … The post Shining A Light On A Cause appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Shining A Light On A Cause

St Jude Hospital launches fundraising pageant

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post St Jude Hospital launches fundraising pageant appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort will come alive on Saturday December 16, 2017 when St Jude Hospital hosts the Miss St Jude Hospital Pageant. The pageant is an activity

149 Murders In Four Years

Source: The Voice THERE have been 149 homicides recorded in St. Lucia over the past three years and 11 months — six of … The post 149 Murders In Four Years appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: 149 Murders In Four Years

Victoria Hospital Ordered To Pay $8,000

Source: The Voice VICTORIA Hospital has come up short in a High Court case against Shaun Denis and will have to pay $8,000 … The post Victoria Hospital Ordered To Pay $8,000 appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Victoria Hospital Ordered To Pay ,000

GuySuCo starts to lay off Rose Hall Estate sugar workers

Source: iNews Guyana …“bleak Christmas” in sight – Chand The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has started laying off workers from the Rose Hall Estate in Berbice despite Government’s announcement that the facility would no longer be closed at the end of this year. In a letter seen by INews, GuySuCo discontinued the services…

Sex deals behind bank

Source: Jamaica Star Residents of Ocho Rios say Graham Street in the resort town is overrun with prostitutes. And in what some consider a counter move, a security guard has been put in place at the Scotiabank branch which is located on the street.An individual who works… Link: Sex deals behind bank

Murder accused offered bail

Source: Jamaica Star A Portland man, who is charged with the chopping death of a farmer at Long Road in the parish, is to return to court in February.He is Philbert Salmon of a Muriton Pen address in Manchioneal, Portland.He is booked to reappear on February 2, 2018 to… Link: Murder accused offered

Moravian pastor pleads guilty

Source: Jamaica Star Moravian pastor, Rupert Clarke pleaded guilty to two counts of having sex with someone under the age of 16 years old yesterday when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court.The pastor was taken into custody on December 28 last year by the St… Link: Moravian pastor pleads guilty

Franklin Town finds 'sweet' formula for peace

Source: Jamaica Star When the community of Franklin Town was going through a period of unrest in 2007, Veda Fagan and other members of the community felt like the area needed an association that would spur peace.So they came together and formed the Greater Brown’s Town… Link: Franklin Town finds ‘sweet’ formula for

Woman grabs $30,000 worth of goods in shopping spree

Source: Jamaica Star Verona Duffus is the first winner of the Coca-Cola shopping spree hosted by General Food Supermarket located in Liguanea Plaza, St Andrew.The 58-year-old woman had the staff and a few shoppers running through the aisles yesterday morning, screaming… Link: Woman grabs ,000 worth of goods in shopping spree

Haiti – Agriculture : Nearly 65 million gourdes for 11 agricultural projects

Source: Haiti Libre Financing agreements for 11 agricultural projects, stemming from the first call for proposals from the Agricultural Extension Services Fund, will be signed this Thursday, with the participation of the agricultural authorities, representatives of the.. Link: Haiti – Agriculture : Nearly 65 million gourdes for 11 agricultural projects

Joanne C. Hillhouse's Dolphin, the Arctic Seal, Returns to Antigua & Barbuda in an Inspiring Children’s Book

Source: Antigua Chronicle Author,  editor, and writing coach Joanne C. Hillhouse releases her latest children’s book, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure. Beautifully illustrated by Trinidadian artist Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Lost! is inspired by the story of an Arctic seal which found itself in the Caribbean seas a few years ago. The book pulls children…

Hamilton Princess To Host Teddy Bear Tea

Source: Bernews Hamilton Princess & Beach Club will once again be hosting the popular Teddy Bear Tea events at Crown & Anchor on Saturdays and Sundays this December. Children are encouraged to bring along a new teddy bear or other stuffed animal which will be donated to the Salvation Army and the… Link:

Steps Outside the System

Source: Havana Times Leaving the “system”, “matrix” or whatever you want to call this wild and psychopathic group of people, with or without traditions and with more or less “civilized” ways of surviving, is a long journey. Link: Steps Outside the System

Happy Independence Barbados

Source: Cana News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov. 30, CMC – Prime Ministe… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: Happy Independence Barbados

iciHaiti – Invitation : Grand Concert of Solidarity at Champs de Mars

Source: Haiti Libre Saturday, December 2, will be held a large concert of advocacy and solidarity against AIDS, organized by Aids Healthcare Foundation with the support of the town hall of Port-au-Prince. Tabou Combo, Nu-Look, Kreyol La, Barikad Crew… Link: iciHaiti – Invitation : Grand Concert of Solidarity at Champs de Mars

Haiti – NOTICE : Arrival of Japanese rice

Source: Haiti Libre The Monetary Office of Development Assistance Programs advises the general public and food retailers (importers and wholesalers) in particular… Link: Haiti – NOTICE : Arrival of Japanese rice

RBPF Nassau – Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery – Illegal gun seized, 2 males in custody, stolen vehicle recovered- 122 drivers ticketed

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery: Police are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday 29th November 2017. Shortly after 6:00pm, police received information that a man and a woman were on a beach in western New Providence when they were approached…

VITEMA and FEMA Advise Hurricane Survivors to Hire Legitimate Contractors

Source: St. John Source Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency With millions of dollars in recovery funds flowing to Virgin Islanders whose homes were damaged or destroyed during the hurricanes, territorial and federal emergency management officials are offering some sound advice: hire legitimate contractors for your repair or reconstruction jobs. The Virgin Islands Territorial…

Developing a national and collective tourism strategy

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: Minister Fedee says Businesses Need to Find Creative Ways to Tap the Tourism Resource. Tourism Minister Hon. Dominic Fedee has reiterated the call for all sectors to play their part to ensure the island’s tourism industry remains buoyant. Minister Fedee, who was fielding questions from the local media during the…

Anniversary Of Riots, People Urged To Reflect

Source: Bernews On the 40th anniversary of the 1977 riots, Imagine Bermuda is urging the community to of “reflect on the theme ‘Every Life is Precious’ as we look towards a better Bermuda emerging in the 21st century.” “The weekend of December 2, 1977 marked the tragic conclusion to a most destructive… Link:

BSSF Middle School Netball Tournament Results

Source: Bernews Bermuda High School finished undefeated in winning the Bermuda School Sports Federations Middle School Netball Tournament at Bernard Park. Nasaiah Berkeley led BHS with five goals to defeat Dellwood Middle School 7-5 in the final, while Salayah Stange added two. BHS defeated Saltus Grammar School 10-8 in their Semi Final.… Link:

Helping sisters to do it for themselves

Source: The Royal Gazette Some people start businesses for a bit of extra cash, others lose their jobs and have no choice. For Stephanie Lee it was a bit of both. Id been doing marketing for Sandys 360 Sports, Aquatic amp Enrichment Centre for two years when it closed in 2013, she said. I…

Premier looking to cut cost of living

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt, the Premier, said he will to cut the cost of living in Bermuda through additional competition. Mr Burt also announced plans for a new Cost of Living Commission at a reception for Bermudians in the UK on Monday. He said For some time in Bermuda we have been…

Russia-Cuba Relations, Back to Old Times?

Source: Havana Times The Russians have returned to Cuba again but this time with a different face just like that character Melquiades in Garcia Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” who appears in Macondo, after being absent for many years, with a beautiful smile that is the result of a denture. Link: Russia-Cuba

Trump liegt weer over impact Republikeins belastingplan op rijken

Source: Suriname Times De Amerikaanse president Donald Trump heeft tijdens een toespraak over zijn belastingplan in de Amerikaanse staat Missouri foutieve informatie verstrekt over de gevolgen van dat plan. Trump herhaalde zijn bewering dat de beoogde belastinghervormingen hem en andere rijke Amerikanen “een fortuin” zullen kosten.  “Dit gaat mij een fortuin kosten, dit…

Anse La Raye Fish Friday

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Anse La Raye comes alive on December 1, 2017 with the relaunch of the popular Fish Friday! A festive atmosphere awaits where guests are embraced in true St Lucian hospitality. With dancing the night away a priority, sampling the mouth-watering assortments of seafood and other treats fresh off the…

Cuba’s General Elections: a Work in Progress

Source: Havana Times There was hardly any abstention, in spite of voting not being mandatory, as the majority of those who couldn’t go and vote were outside of the city where they live for work-related or other reasons, both in and outside of Cuba. Link: Cuba’s General Elections: a Work in Progress

30 Nov Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 30 Nov Thur 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis A slack pressure gradient across the Caribbean will continue to support light northeast winds and seas across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours. Radar images show isolated showers over the Cayman Brac.   Sunshine just makes the day a little…

Judy Mc Intyre

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017THE ANTHONY family r-quests the honour of your presence at a special ceremony as we celebrate the Life of Judy Mc Intyre nee Judy Anthony formerly of Diamond Vale, Diego Martin. A Funeral Mass for the late Judy Mc Intyre takes place at the St.John’s Roman Catholic…

ROOSEVELT; CECIL AWONG

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017ROOSEVELT; CECIL AWONG passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday 23rd November, 2017. He will be lovingly remembered as the husband of Mrs.Angela Awong, father of Susan,Ingrid and Judy Awong. Uncle of Michael Wilson, Joan, Mikey Hillsand many others. Brother-in-lawof Theodora Latroy and Lena Hills.Cousin of…

BELTON-BAPTISTE, INGRID

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017BELTON-BAPTISTE, INGRID of Sheila Lamorell Drive, Rancho Quemado Development, Palo Seco formerly of Los Bajos Junction. Departed this life on Saturday 25th November,2017. She was the loving wife of: Peter Baptiste. Mother of:Georgia, Jason, Petal and Christene. Daughter of: Daisy Belton and the late George Belton. Sister…

MOHAMMED: CARLTON

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017MOHAMMED: CARLTON of 2 Loshon Road, Petit Valley died peacefully at Vitas House Hospice on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Husband of Zorina Mohammed. Father of Khayam Keith and Patricia,Fareed Wayne and Selene,and Sean and Cherylann. Grandfather of Kevin Mohammed. Son of Sookoor Mohammed and Helen Rapier (both…

Consumer Protection Remains A Mirage

Source: Island Sun Consumer protection legislation is urgently needed in the BVI, but Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly and Fifth District Representative, Hon. Delores Christopher does not believe that the blame for the extended delay of the Bill should be laid squarely at the feet of the NDP government. According to…

Public holidays on Saba in 2018

Source: Saba News The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba would hereby like to inform you of the following. The Official Public Holidays for 2018 are as follows: • New Year’s Day- January 1 • Good Friday -March 30 • Easter Sunday – April 1 • Easter Monday -April 2 • King’s Birthday…

Small Pond or Big Fish?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Recent figures indicate over US$266 million has been earned via Airbnb throughout the Caribbean and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from January to September of 2017. Since its early beginnings in San Francisco all the way back in 2008, Airbnb has proved immensely popular in the Caribbean and around

Special 2M-euro grant for Saba

Source: Saba News The Executive Council of Saba will receive a one-time spe­cial assistance grant of two million euros to cope with the damage caused by Hurri­canes Irma and Maria, Dutch State Secretary of Home Af­fairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops announced during his visit to Saba this week. The one-time special grant…

Editorial: Barbuda Hall

Source: Antigua Observer Ever so often, a bit of news crosses our desk that causes us to smile and let’s us know that there are still bright sparks among all the doom and gloom we read about every day. Recently, University of Liverpool students suggested that William Gladstone’s name be removed from a…

Canadian tourists robbed at Deep Bay

Source: Antigua Observer Two Canadian cruise passengers were swimming unsuspectingly a few feet away from the carjacking of their tour guide, which also led to the theft of their passports at Deep Bay. The police are currently investigating the robbery of the couple’s valuable items which involved two masked men armed with guns.…

NGO leaders encouraged not to mix work with politics

Source: Antigua Observer Leaders of Non-Governmental Organisa-tions (NGOs) are being encouraged to separate themselves from the organisations if they are desirous of entering politics. That suggestion was made yesterday by Gordon Bispham, the executive director of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), a Barbados-based coalition of Caribbean non-governmental organisations. Bispham said that there…

Draft Code of conduct for regional NGOs

Source: Antigua Observer Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Antigua, are meeting to review a draft code of conduct which stipulates how each member, staff or volunteer within the region should function. They are also working to establish a harmonised NGO law that defines the relationship between civil society agencies and the government. The two-day…

Manhunt continues for murder accused

Source: Newsday The manhunt continued last night for murder accused Hamilton Small who jumped a wall at the Arima Magistrates Courthouse on Monday and escaped. Newsday was told that dogs from the Police K9 Unit are being used as searches in the Carapo district continued. According to sources, after escaping police custody… Link:

Over 400 Rose Hall workers laid off

Source: Stabroek News Over 400 workers from GuySuCo’s Rose Hall Estate received letters of redundancy yesterday and have been notified that they will be without a job in a month. Link: Over 400 Rose Hall workers laid off

Private sector knocks budget

Source: Stabroek News “It is too early for the Commission to offer a comprehensive analysis on the Budget, but we can legitimately ask whether this Government’s Budget is committed, in real terms to the vision it speaks to `of improving the quality of life of its people’”, a statement from the Private Sector…

‘Don’t beat women’

Source: Guyana Chronicle -PM urges multi-faceted approach to tackle gender-based violence AS the Ministry of Social Protection observes its 16 days of Activism Campaign against Gender-based Violence, Prime Minister and First Vice- President, Moses Nagamootoo has called for young men everywhere to desist from abusing women and children. Speaking at a forum hosted…

Cattle farmer killed in road accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle A TRUCK driver is in police custody following a fatal accident at Le Ressouvenir Public Road, East Coast Demerara, early Wednesday morning. Dead is cattle farmer, Boodnee Persaud called “Shirley” of Lot 116 Success Housing Scheme, who was returning home after taking her cows across the road to the seawall.…

RUSAL signs on to tax-free overtime pact

Source: Guyana Chronicle …GRA to refund over $173M to company THE Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI, a subsidiary of Russian Aluminum (RUSAL) on Wednesday signed on to the tax-free overtime agreement for its workers more than one year after refusing to sign same. Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Keith Scott,…

RUSAL signed on to tax-free overtime pact

Source: Guyana Chronicle …GRA to refund over $173M to company THE Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI, a subsidiary of Russian Aluminum (RUSAL) on Wednesday signed on to the tax-free overtime agreement for its workers more than one year after refusing to sign same. Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Keith Scott,…

Key suspect in teacher’s killing held

Source: Guyana Chronicle …DNA sample to be sent overseas for analysis POLICE are currently questioning another suspect in relation to the death of Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher, Kescia Branche, Acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine has said. According to Ramnarine, the suspect was overseas when the investigation began. “…The good news is that…

Lethem airstrip for major upgrade

Source: Guyana Chronicle …gov’t seeks US$15M to boost hinterland aerodromes THE Lethem airstrip will soon be upgraded to a regional hub and international aerodrome as government continues negotiation with a multilateral donor to secure a US$15M loan to finance a project for the further development of airstrips and aerodromes across the hinterland. Finance…

Opposition pressures Gov't on NIDS passage

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Parliamentary Opposition is seeking to make a case that Government lawmakers breached the Standing Orders or the rules of Parliament last week when they passed Senate amendments to the controversial National Identification and Registration Act,… Link: Opposition pressures Gov’t on NIDS passage

Budget fails to address income inequality, management of resources and public enterprises – Private Sector

Source: Kaieteur News While Budget 2018 provides a number of positive fiscal measures, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) is still disappointed with Government’s failure to address certain fundamental issues. It identified some of these to be income inequality and the proper management of resources and public enterprises. The Commission made this, and other…

Derisking continues to take jabs at economy – Jordan

Source: Kaieteur News Finance Minister, Winston Jordan The derisking phenomenon, which resulted in foreign-owned banks terminating correspondent banking relationships with locally-owned banks, continues to affect our economy. This was reported by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, in his budget. At the end of October 2017, the economist said that more than two-thirds of the…

Las Viviendas Project gets greeen light

Source: Newsday The Las Viviendas Housing Project, conceptualised by one of the country’s largest credit unions, the Eastern Credit Union (ECU) to be built on 16 acres of land acquired by the ECU in Valencia, has obtained the approval of the Commissioner for Co-Operative Development, Karyl Adams, the regulator for the co-operative… Link:

Baron Foods comes to TT

Source: Newsday CARLA BRIDGLAL Ronald Ramjattan has what he calls a knack for figuring out flavour. “I’m a chemist by profession and I realised over the years, when I went to a restaurant, I would come back home and experiment with the different sauces and my creations would be near identical,” The… Link:

3 Sirs

Source: Nation Newspaper A onetime fearsome fast bowler, a former Government minister and a publisher have been awarded the country’s highest honour in this year’s Independence Honours List. Charles Christopher Griffith, Warwick… Link: 3 Sirs

Nelson protest

Source: Nation Newspaper ON THE EVE of Barbados’ Independence Day, the statue of polarising English soldier Horatio Lord Nelson, which sits on the western end of Heroes Square, was splashed with yellow and blue paint. The… Link: Nelson protest

‘Spread burden’ of adjustment

Source: Nation Newspaper A REGIONAL ECONOMIST is questioning the fairness of Barbados’ austerity measures. Guyanese national Collin Constantine, who is pursuing a PhD at Kingston University, London, said Government risked… Link: ‘Spread burden’ of adjustment

C.C.J. Cannot Compel Bill Authorizing Payment to Pass

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Prime Minister is duty-bound to table a proposal in the House of Representatives at its next sitting requesting the appropriation of that eight-figure sum from the Consolidated Revenue Fund based on the ruling of the CCJ.  In tandem with the Crown Proceedings Act and the Constitution of Belize, the…

The People’s House Has Final Say; Cannot Be Challenged

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow With most ministers already saying no, the PM says that a conscience vote will end with U.D.P. parliamentarians voting against the bill. In this instance, interest will admittedly continue to accrue past the ninety million dollars, because the debt will not go away from the Government’s balance sheet…

St. Martin’s Builds ‘Swift Hall’

Source: Channel 5 Belize Saint Martin De Porres Parish officially opened its new Parish Hall that will serve many different purposes including a sporting gym and event complex. Construction started over a year ago and today, the media was invited for a look at the facility. Namesake Karl Swift, one of the Parish’s founding…

Reward to Find Missing Hubert Richards, 83

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Richards family is offering a one thousand five hundred-dollar reward to anyone who can help locate eighty-three-year-old Hubert Richards. He has been missing for almost two weeks now and the family is desperately searching for him. He has been spotted in different areas in the Belize District but they…

Cops adopt zero tolerance over Blue Spots

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are clamping down on people who park in ‘Blue Spots’ designated for disabled drivers without the necessary permits. The special reserved parking slots can be used by people visibly displaying a disabled sign in their vehicle. “Able-bodied persons who park their vehicle in disabled spots, do so with great…

BATT extends support to flood victims

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017KEVON FELMINE kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Even though it’s been over a month since widespread floods brought hardship to thousands of families, the effects are still being felt by many. This is the reason why residents of Avocat, Fyzabad were grateful for the Bankers Association’s (BATT) $400,000 donation to flood-affected…

Ruling in mas’ lawsuit due before Carnival

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017Judgment in a lawsuit challenging the selection process for which Carnival bands representative should be on the board of the National Carnival Commission (NCC) is expected to be delivered one month before next year’s celebrations. High Court Judge Joan Charles set a date of January 10, after…

Model prisoner gets 30 years for murder

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Thursday, November 30, 2017A 26-year-old man who admitted to killing a businessman and stealing his car over a decade ago has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Nicholas Khan received the sentence from High Court Judge Hayden St Clair-Douglas in the Port-of-Spain High Court on Tuesday, almost 11…

GHL inches $0.16 higher

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 16 securities of which 5 advanced, 4 declined and 7 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 50,441 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $552,095.15. Guardian Holdings was the volume leader…

Man charged with police assault found not guilty

Source: Cayman Compass Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez said inconsistencies in testimony and a failure by the Crown to show intent left her no choice on Wednesday, Nov. 29, but to free a man charged with assaulting a senior police officer. Link: Man charged with police assault found not guilty

FoH & BELCO To Launch Festival Of Lights

Source: Bernews Friends of Hospice [FoH] and BELCO are inviting the public to attend the inaugural Festival of Lights, set to take place at the Botanical Gardens from December 2 through December 30. A spokesperson said, “The Festival of Lights will include the December 2nd Opening Celebration including family fun activities from 3pm-9pm and the… Link:

Chastanet: Announcement soon on SJH

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has promised that an announcement on he future of St Jude Hospital (SJH) will be made soon, while accusing the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of continuing to create propaganda. He spoke days after the party held a protest demonstration in Vieux Fort against the…

Ecuador: Correa to Testify in Favor of Glas in Corruption Case

Source: Havana Times Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa returned to Quito from his home in Belgium last weekend. On Tuesday he expressed his willingness to testify in favor of imprisoned Vice President Jorge Glas in the trial over illicit association following alleged bribes by the Brazilian company, Odebrecht. Link: Ecuador: Correa to Testify

BISX Lists the Artisans of Value Fund

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that the Artisans of Value Ltd. (SAC) Brick1 Cell Dubai (the “Fund”) has successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process. As a result, the Fund’s shares have now been added to the roster of funds listed on the Exchange.…

BNAA National Cross Country Championships

Source: Bernews The BNAA will be holding their National Cross Country Championships on Saturday [Dec 2] at Astwood Park, with runners set to be in action from 8.30am onwards. Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor said, “The BNAA will be holding its National Cross Country Championships this coming weekend December 2nd… Link:

Fatal Accident along Bexon Highway

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 Tuesday, November 28, 2017, about 9:55 p.m. along the Bexon Highway, Cul de Sac. Cecil Moise, a sixty eight (68) year old resident of Marc, Bexon, was commuting along the…

Botanical Gardens to light up in December

Source: The Royal Gazette The inaugural Festival of Lights will take place at the Botanical Gardens throughout December. The programme, organised by Friends of Hospice and Belco, will begin with an opening celebration on Saturday from 3pm to 9pm, with the lighting ceremony at 5pm. It will also include lighting displays every Friday and…

30 Minute Video: Nov 29 ZBM Evening News

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

Fatal Accident along Bexon Highway

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Cecile Moise, consequent to a vehicular accident which occurred on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, about 9:55 p.m. along the Bexon Highway, Cul de Sac. Cecile Moise, a sixty eight (68) year old resident of Marc, Bexon, was commuting along the

Government warns of fake social media

Source: The Royal Gazette Fake social media counts in the name of Government Ministers have appeared online, according to Government. A spokeswoman this afternoon confirmed that Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of the Cabinet Office, has become the subject of a fake account. To ensure authenticity of a social media account of a public figure,…

Islands current account surplus at 145m

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas current account recorded a surplus of 145 million in the second quarter of the year. This was down 9 million year-over-year. The decline mostly reflected a widening of the deficit on merchandise trade due to an increase in the value of imported goods. However, the decline was offset partly…

Acts vie for spots at Bermuda Festival

Source: The Royal Gazette Six acts will complete for the opportunity to take part in the 2018 Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts. The selected acts are the Bermuda School of Music Senior Ensemble, Brothers in Music and Sax duet, and solo vocalists Indigo Adamson, Shardae Lee and Skye Minors. They will compete for…

Overseas Territories & UK Meeting Communique

Source: Bernews This week the Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, attended the Joint Ministerial Council [JMC] meetings in London, and at the conclusion of the meetings the attendees released a communique giving an overview of their discussions. Self Determination The communique said, “The principle of equal rights and self-determination of… Link:

Hosting of a CEOs Breakfast as Part of Business Month

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: “Promoting an Entrepreneurial Culture – Innovation and Creativity”  Castries, November 29, 2017; The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs has declared the month of November 2017 as Business Month under the theme – “Promoting an Entrepreneurial Culture – Innovation and Creativity.” Having held…

Weather Forecast For Thursday November 30

Source: Bernews Thursday, November 30 is expected to see sunshine and clouds mixed, with the high to be near 22°C/71°F and the low to be near 19°C/67°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ENE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 60%. Sunrise will be at 7.01am and… Link:

Suspected Suicide at L’Anse Road

Source: The St. Lucia Star On Monday November 27th, 2017, about 7:40 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a suspected suicide at L’Anse Road, Castries. Isiah Lewis, a twenty seven (27) year old resident of L’Anse Road, Castries, was found at his residence, by a family member,

Reduit Orchard woman finds live slug in sandwich

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Reduit Orchard woman finds live slug in sandwich appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Check your food thoroughly before eating it. That’s the advice from a female resident of Reduit Orchard, Gros Islet who discovered a live slug in her bread and chicken sandwich, according to

Suspected Suicide at L’Anse Road

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: On Monday November 27th, 2017, about 7:40 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a suspected suicide at L’Anse Road, Castries. Isiah Lewis, a twenty seven (27) year old resident of L’Anse Road, Castries, was found at his residence, by a family…

"Boom Boom" in Custody

Source: Antigua Chronicle Keneca Ryan, aka “Boom Boom” of Green Bay, who was wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation into Campbell Jackson’s murder, is now in police custody. Ryan surrendered to the police around 2pm on Wednesday at the Criminal Investigations Department, in the company of his lawyer. Three other men, namely;…

PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS call for stepping up HIV prevention efforts and offering all available options to prevent new infections

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS call for stepping up HIV prevention efforts and offering all available options to prevent new infections appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – A new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of WHO, and UNAIDS says that expanding

OECS iLAND Resilience Project Launches First Ever UX UI E-Newsletter in the Sub-Region

Source: Antigua Chronicle The OECS sub-region’s first “user experience/ user interface”/UX UI e-newsletter is launched today. The e-newsletter dubbed “iLAND Matters”, serves the OECS region and by extension, the Caribbean but has a global reach. “iLAND Matters” is a modern communication tool of the OECS iLAND Resilience Project.  It informs the public on…

Govt to determine Top Cop’s fate

Source: iNews Guyana … when he returns from ‘special leave’ President David Granger on Wednesday told media operatives that when Top Cop, Seelall Persaud returns from his leave in January, his fate will be decided. Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud This announcement comes on the heels of the Police Commissioner being sent on “special…

Hosting of a CEOs Breakfast as part of Business Month

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Hosting of a CEOs Breakfast as part of Business Month appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs has declared the month of November 2017 as Business Month under the theme – “Promoting

Over 2,000 gangsters in TT, says AG

Source: Newsday The Organised Crime Intelligence Unit (OCIU) is keeping close tabs on approximately 2,459 suspected gang members nationwide whose names, whereabouts and alleged activities are known to the authorities, according to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi. He was addressing concerns about intelligence-gathering from the Opposition Leader during a press conference today. Al-Rawi… Link:

War criminal dies after drinking poison in court

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post War criminal dies after drinking poison in court appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Slobodan Praljak enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands on Wednesday. (CNN) – A former Bosnian Croat general has died after apparently swallowing poison as a judge at the

“Conscience vote”

Source: Cana News Prime Minister Dean Barrow BELMOPAN, Belize, No… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: “Conscience vote”

Lashley speaks out against vandalism of Nelson statue

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has condemned the defacing of the statue of Lord Nelson. In verbal comment issued via the Barbados Government Information Service, he said he had not seen the damge… Link: Lashley speaks out against vandalism of Nelson statue

Victim stable after surgery in wake of stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have arrested a 46-year-old man from George Town on suspicion of assault GBH following another violent incident in the centre of the capital this month. The man was arrested some time after 8pm Tuesday, after officers responded to reports of a stabbing at a business on Shedden Road…

Teen faces ammo charges in gas station stick-up

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 17-year-old boy from George Town is facing serious charges after he was arrested on Monday in connection with a gas station robbery earlier this month. Police said the teenager was charged Wednesday and is expected to appear in court later today charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm…

Long-time Mega 6 player hits jackpot

Source: Nation Newspaper David Stoute has become an instant millionaire by winning The Barbados Lottery’s Mega 6 jackpot of $1 000 000. The winning ticket was purchased at Montrose Supermarket in Christ Church and he was the sole… Link: Long-time Mega 6 player hits jackpot

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