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December 15, 2017

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Press Release Tokio cheers seniors

Source: The Royal Gazette For the past five years, Tokio Millennium Re TMR has been spreading holiday cheer to the residents of Lefroy House. It all started when TMR supported the Centre on Philanthropys Holiday Cheer appeal and picked Lefroy House back in 2013. Back then the residents were asked for their wish list…

Press Release Aon donation to charity

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre announced today that Aon Group Bermuda Ltd had gifted 10,000 to support BCHCs radiation therapy initiative. This donation brings BCHC close to reaching the 10M radiation therapy capital campaign goal funding the design, build and medical equipment for the Radiation Therapy Unit which opened in…

Inbraak in woning hulpagent

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – In de woning van een hulpagent in Paramaribo is maandag ingebroken. De benadeelde verliet zijn pand rond acht uur ‘s morgens en kwam omstreeks half twaalf thuis. Bij thuiskomst ontdekte hij dat onbekenden de voordeur van zijn woning hadden geforceerd. De inbrekers namen goederen weg uit het pand…

Legal Notice – Probate

Source: The Montserrat Reporter IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE OF MONTSERRAT PROBATE DIVISION In the Estate of JOSEPH BENJAMIN DALY, deceased  Notice is hereby given that an application will be filed at the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice of Montserrat for a grant of letters of administration de bonis non…

In T&T: Bandit, 15, slain, cop wounded

Source: iNews Guyana (Trinidad Guardian) Three days after PC Richard Babwah was killed during a shootout with bandits, another officer was shot under similar circumstances in Marabella. Yesterday, however, PC Anand Ram, who is attached to the Gasparillo Police Station, was hailed a hero after he and his colleagues risked their lives to…

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace said. Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle,… Link: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

Geld en goud winkelier buitgemaakt

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – In een winkel annex woning in het district Brokopondo is maandagavond ingebroken. Criminelen maakten 200 gram goud, USD 5000 tot 6000 en SRD 18.000 buit. Zij maakten een gat in de zinkplaten schutting om op het terrein van de winkelier te gaan. Zij gingen vervolgens via de achterdeur…

Departure of the British Vice Consul in the Dutch Caribbean

Source: Curacao Chronicle LONDON, WILLEMSTAD – The British Embassy in The Hague announces with regret that the British Vice Consul in the Dutch Caribbean, Mrs Anne-Marie Pietersz-Powell, will be leaving her post on 14 December 2017 after 15 years.  During that time, Mrs Pietersz has worked tirelessly to improve bilateral relations with the islands,…

AON Donate $10K For Radiation Therapy

Source: Bernews Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC] announced today [Dec 15] that AON Group [Bermuda] Ltd. had gifted $10,000 to support BCHC’s radiation therapy initiative. This donation brings BCHC close to reaching the $10M radiation therapy capital campaign goal funding the design, build and medical equipment for the Radiation Therapy Unit… Link:

Samuels, Joseph ruled out of New Zealand ODIs

Source: iNews Guyana Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine and Alzarri Joseph have been ruled out of West Indies’ limited-overs leg of New Zealand. While Samuels was pulled out due to an injured right hand and Joseph a back strain, Narine – only in the T20 squad – made himself unavailable for personal reasons. Sunil Ambris, who took a blow…

Man op erf beroofd

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – Een 54-jarige man is maandag op zijn erf in Paramaribo beroofd. Twee rovers van wie een gewapend was met een vuistvuurwapen pleegden de daad. Een van hen was licht van kleur en had een kort blauwe jeansbroek en een zwart/blauwe trui aan. De ander was gekleed in een…

International Media Report On Bill Passing

Source: Bernews A number of overseas media have reported on Bermuda’s legislation to replace same sex marriages with domestic partnerships, with outlets reporting on the situation including the BBC, Washington Post, Fox News, ITV, ABC News, New York Times, NZ Herald, Telegraph, Pink News, Daily Mail, Guardian, Hindustan Times, Daily Beast, Cayman… Link:

Suspect in theft of two cars recaptured

Source: Stabroek News As investigators continue to pay more attention to robbery under arms involving the theft of motor cars, their efforts are being rewarded, the police said today. Link: Suspect in theft of two cars recaptured

Declining tourism figures call for action

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – As the year draws to a close, CHATA reflects back on the current state of the industry and recent developments within the sector in 2017. Despite optimistic forecasts at the start of 2017, the year has not gone as planned. Tourist arrivals is showing a decline and hotel…

Climate change seminar eyes transport sector

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Climate change seminar eyes transport sector appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Sustainable Development, through the Renewable Energy Division (REDiv), in collaboration with the Department of Transport and the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) hosted a one-day seminar titled “Integrating

Steve Etienne sacked as ECCO CEO

Source: St. Lucia Times The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO), Steve Etienne, has been sacked, reliable sources have told St Lucia Times. According to the sources, a termination letter was issued to Etienne Thursday by the Chairman of ECCO, Martin James.  In October this year,…

J'cans flock fake Clarks

Source: Jamaica Star Unsuspecting shoppers are shelling out up to $14,000 for a pair of Clarks.”Most people don’t know the original different from the knock-off,” a downtown Kingston vendor said yesterday.He said that vendors understand that many Clarks lovers are… Link: J’cans flock fake Clarks

Schoolgirl robbed of lunch money

Source: Jamaica Star A high school student was robbed of her lunch money on her way to school on Wednesday.The student was walking along Hoose Avenue in Monticello, Spanish Town, St Catherine about 6 a.m. when the incident occurred.She was reportedly attacked by a man… Link: Schoolgirl robbed of lunch money

Fake goods vendors cry foul

Source: Jamaica Star Some vendors in downtown Kingston are angry at the authorities who are targeting them for selling counterfeit products.”The Government want run in and cease the people them goods. Weh me always a seh is that the goods them affi pass through Customs… Link: Fake goods vendors cry foul

Mentally ill man allegedly beaten at airport

Source: Jamaica Star A woman is alleging that her mentally ill brother was beaten by security guards at the Norman Manley International Airport last Friday.Sharon Bloomfield said relatives in the US had been searching for him after he went missing from his home in New… Link: Mentally ill man allegedly beaten at airport

Drive-thru cambio reopens on Red Hills Road

Source: Jamaica Star LASCO Financial Services has re-opened its drive-thru cambio service at its LASCO Money Store located at its head office on Red Hills Road in St Andrew.”Our clients are excited that the drive-thru cambio has been re-opened in time for the season,”… Link: Drive-thru cambio reopens on Red Hills Road

Guyana and Canada see improved commercial relationship

Source: Nation Newspaper Guyana has become Canada’s largest merchandise trading market as the bilateral commercial relations between the two countries increase. The Canadian High Commissioner, Lilian Chatterjee, at the Georgetown… Link: Guyana and Canada see improved commercial relationship

CARIBBEAN-ENVIRONMENT-ECLAC wants Caribbean to change development paradigm to confront climate change

Source: Antigua Observer The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is calling on regional countries to change their development paradigm, taking ownership of the 2030 Agenda to confront climate change. ECLAC’s executive secretary, Alicia Bárcena, said this is one of the major challenges of the 21st century, “due to its…

Cuban Artist Luis Manuel Otero Disappears

Source: Havana Times At the beginning of his pilgrimage to the Rincon de San Lazaro sanctuary, Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero has been arrested (apparently) by the Cuban State Security, when he was at Carlos III and Belascoain streets in Centro Habana. Link: Cuban Artist Luis Manuel Otero Disappears

Teachers union voices support for Plan 2022

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Union of Teachers voiced support for the recently unveiled Plan 2022, saying it will co-operate fully if it helps students. Shannon James, president of the BUT, said the union was heavily involved in the development of the five-year strategic plan for the islands schools. We appreciated the opportunity…

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #4

Source: Bernews “The 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda was very much about the Common Good of the island and its people. As a community we learned how to work together for the good of all and how to collaborate as agencies, government departments and the private sector for the best results,” the… Link:

EU Defence Force: The Birth of A New Superpower?

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters)- Is this the berth of a new superpower? European Union nations, now unfettered by Britain’s decision to quit, achieved a 70-year-old ambition to integrate their defences, launching a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together. It’s a move that

American Cancer Society Closes V.I. Operations

Source: St. John Source Men, women and children participate in 2016 Relay for Life on St. Croix. Despite restructuring last August, the American Cancer Society was rendered “operationally unstable” by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September and the national non-profit announced this week it is suspending operations in the Virgin Islands. “After careful consideration,…

Caribbean disappointed

Source: Cana News BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Dec 15, CMC – Caribbean c… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: Caribbean disappointed

Caribbean Becoming Too Pricey for the British

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer For Brits suffering from a Brexit hangover, major German tour operator TUI has a simple answer: cheaper vacation destinations, which means fewer UK tourists visiting the Caribbean. U.K. customers are feeling the pinch as their holiday budgets of 1,000 pounds ($1,300) a trip are being squeezed by the

Giving helping hand to homeless

Source: The Royal Gazette Christmas is coming early for Hamiltons homeless this year. Kelsey DeSilva, Michelle Grimes and Galvette Place will be at City Hall tonight, handing out soup, care packages and other goodies. They decided to help the homeless after seeing them around town and were inspired by their employer, Delta Air Lines.…

Polaroid cameras back in vogue

Source: The Royal Gazette Polaroid instant cameras have come full circle and are back in style, proving popular among locals. The instant camera uses self-developing film to create a print shortly after taking the picture. The Polaroid camera was invented by scientist Edwin Land, who unveiled the first commercial instant camera on February 21,…

15 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 15 Dec Fri 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis The Cayman area will continue to experience moderate northeasterly winds and seas associated with a high pressure system which is currently over the western Atlantic Ocean. Also the Cayman area can expect a decrease in cloudiness from this afternoon as the interaction…

Haiti – Economy : The CBD proposes a $100M program for Haiti

Source: Haiti Libre A new Country Strategy, approved by CDB’s Board of Directors yesterday Thursday, proposes a programme of assistance of USD100 million for the period 2017 to 2021 to help Haiti meet its development priorities…. Link: Haiti – Economy : The CBD proposes a 0M program for Haiti

Basketball Elite City League: Falcons Win

Source: Bernews The Falcons were crowned the Bermuda Basketball Atlantic Vision Care Elite City League 2017 Champions after defeating the Warriors inside the Cedarbridge Academy Gymnasium. The Final saw the Warriors once again come up a little short as the Falcons defeated them 76-68. The Warriors down by 20 at the half… Link:

Ecuador VP Gets 6-Years for Corruption

Source: Havana Times Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for receiving huge bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. The court also sentenced eight other defendants to various sentences, including Glas’s uncle, Ricardo Rivera. Link: Ecuador VP Gets 6-Years for Corruption

200 Students Make Holiday Cards For Seniors

Source: Bernews Recipients of Meals and Wheels have or will receive a surprise with their meals this week – personalized greeting cards created by 200 students from Bermuda’s primary schools. Front row:​ Aldwin Aquino, P6, of Purvis Primary school​ and Tiegan Thomas, Year 7, of Warwick Academy​; Back Row: ​Ms. Kievonne Simmons,… Link:

Two in hospital after River Terminal fight

Source: Nation Newspaper Two men involved in a vicious altercation that was caught on video have being hospitalised.   Witnesses confirmed that the altercation, which took place on Tuesday afternoon in the River Bus Terminal,… Link: Two in hospital after River Terminal fight

In T&T: Bandit, 15, slain, cop wounded

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Three days after PC Richard Babwah was killed during a shootout with bandits, another officer was shot under similar circumstances in Marabella. Link: In T&T: Bandit, 15, slain, cop wounded

Sandals not intimidated

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-The operators of Sandals Grande Antigua said they are not intimidated by the government’s announced plan to hire international tax auditors to examine the financials of that company and all other corporate entities in Antigua and Barbuda. Responding to OBSERVER media’s questions on the matter, the company wrote, “Sandals…

BVI prisoners likely to spend months in St Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times BVI News:-British Virgin Islands (BVI) superintendent of prisons David Foot has said that the 21 inmates who were transferred to a prison facility in St Lucia will likely spend another six to nine months there before being transferred back to the territory. The 21 prisoners, classified as high-risk, were transferred…

Jus Jay ready for World 3Style

Source: Nation Newspaper Making it to the finals of the 2018 Red Bull 3Style World DJ Championships is the icing on the cake for Justin ‘Jus Jay’ King after having a whirlwind of a year.  King made the announcement earlier… Link: Jus Jay ready for World 3Style

GTT cops Large Business of the Year award

Source: Guyana Times …at GCCI’s gala dinner and awards ceremony Telecommunications giant GTT on Wednesday evening copped this year’s large business award when the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) hosted its annual awards presentation and gala dinner at the Marriott Hotel. GTT also copped the corporate social responsibility prize while the…

St. John Continues on the Road Back

Source: St. John Source Patrick Cornbill of FEMA, left, listens as Steve DeBlasio speaks to crowd at a November VITEMA briefing. last month. As FEMA Division Supervisor Patrick Cornbill prepares to leave St. John after a three-month stint on the island, he says that things continue to get a little better every day. “Our…

Big show for the South land

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, December 15, 2017“Fanfare, pomp and circumstance,” said the operatic tenor John Thomas in a recent press release. “It would be a grand night for singing,” he continued, “a visiting choir from the US, an unbeatable cast of top local artistes and the T&T Mass Choir with a live band…

Bramble’s maiden ton lights up night sky

Source: Stabroek News A maiden unbeaten century from Guyana Jaguars’ wicket keeper batsman Anthony Bramble, placed the hosts in a position of comfort at stumps last evening, the first day of their seventh-round encounter against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence  Jaguars end the night on 276 – 8 …

Three TKOs for Guyana on opening night

Source: Stabroek News Keevin Allicock, Colin Lewis and Joel Williamson all chalked up wins on Wednesday in exciting fashion at the Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament currently underway in St Lucia. Link: Three TKOs for Guyana on opening night

Sinclair wants sanctions against facilitators of payment to former Troupe assistant

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Western Bureau:Senator Charles Sinclair, the outspoken councillor for the Flanker division in the St James Municipal Corporation (STJMC), is calling for sanctions to be levied against staffers who facilitated the recent questionable payment of funds… Link: Sinclair wants sanctions against facilitators of payment to former Troupe assistant

Hefty increase for MPs to spend on constituency offices

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Members of parliament have received a 112.5 per cent increase in sums paid to them to meet constituency office expenses.The amount allocated in the First Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure to defray constituency office expenses is $128.5 million… Link: Hefty increase for MPs to spend on constituency offices

Special needs children get Christmas surprise

Source: Jamaica Gleaner It might as well be Christmas Day for more than 200 special needs children who were feted by the Sanmerna Foundation in conjunction with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) at the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre yesterday.Gifts and food… Link: Special needs children get Christmas surprise

Health Check | Improved grade for St Ann's Bay Hospital

Source: Jamaica Gleaner In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public-health facilities, ordered an internal audit of the four regional health authorities to “determine safety and functionality of the… Link: Health Check | Improved grade for St Ann’s Bay Hospital

Shadow’s calypso journey on film

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ Last Thursday, the King From Hell made an appearance in what could well be the new home of the Studio Film Club at Sages Trapus Bar at 19 Sackville Street, Port of Spain. The King from Hell film highlights some of calypsonian Shadow’s calypso journey. Banyan’s Christopher Laird… Link:

Truckers curse Cabo Star

Source: Newsday KINNESHA GEORGE-HARRY Wednesday’s sailing aboard the MV Cabo Star cargo vessel from Scarborough to Port-of-Spain was delayed by seven hours due to a mechanical problem. The vessel was scheduled to depart the Port of Scarborough at 11 pm, however, it eventually departed at 6.02 am yesterday. One trucker recounted his… Link:

It’s Hair

Source: Newsday Hair is an ongoing topic, locally, regionally and internationally. Whether it is the subject of documentaries or articles, hair texture, particularly for darker-skinned people, is either a source of pride or shame. Recently, the second-runner up in the 2017 Miss Universe competition, Jamaica’s Davina Bennett, created a stir with her… Link:

A Christmas comedy with a lesson

Source: Newsday ANA-LISSA JACK The Phoenix Performance Company set out to get students into the Christmas spirit with its comedic and educational play titled, A Clowny Christmas. Phoenix began a school tour on Monday to teach young children important values in a manner they will enjoy. “This company came into being in… Link:

Ex-United player urges youths to play like Yorke

Source: Newsday Former Manchester United footballer Brian McClair said former national captain and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke is a player youngsters from this country should try to emulate. McClair said Yorke, who hails from Tobago, played the game with the right spirit and attitude. McClair represented Manchester United between 1987 and… Link:

ExxonMobil complains to Greenidge about KN scrutiny

Source: Kaieteur News – Minister wants newspaper to back off By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell “Wait until (ExxonMobil) does something, and then alert the country. But do not harass them before the production even starts.” That was the advice given to the media yesterday, particularly Kaieteur News, by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge. It…

Greenidge told Granger to hide Exxon US$18M

Source: Kaieteur News   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, has admitted that he is the one who advised President David Granger not to alert the nation to the US$18 million the government collected from ExxonMobil last year. But Greenidge has contradicted his President’s announcement made on Wednesday. President Granger said that there…

Public education system to benefit from 468 CPCE graduates

Source: Kaieteur News   With 88 percent females and 12 percent males, the Cyril Potter College of Education [CPCE] yesterday graduated 468 teachers who will serve to considerably augment the teaching capacity of the public education sector. At a ceremony at the National Cultural Centre, attended by President David Granger and many senior…

Guyana creeps to Sovereign Wealth Fund

Source: Kaieteur News   …First ‘solid draft’ legislation by April Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan has assured that the much anticipated establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) will be in place before the first barrel of oil is drawn from commercial oil exploration in 2020. SWFs are quite common around the world…

US$15M for legal fees

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Minister Greenidge says remainder of Exxon bonus for urgent technical training THE David Granger Administration has set aside US$15M, from the US$18M Singing Bonus, for legal fees in the event the Guyana/Venezuela Border Controversy is referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). This announcement was made by Vice…

468 graduate from CPCE

Source: Guyana Chronicle — President urges collaborative work to solve problems in education sector PRESIDENT David Granger on Thursday charged the 2017 graduating class of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) to focus their energies on serving and loving their country passionately. He said those who embrace the teaching profession are pivotal…

“It’s a very real risk”

Source: Guyana Chronicle –foreign affairs minister on signing bonus being made public GUYANA’S Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge has noted the “very real risk” of the US$18M signing bonus being ventilated in the public to Venezuela’s advantage in the border controversy. This is even as the country anxiously awaits the United…

Citizens, stabilisation, infrastructure

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Jordan outlines three-pronged approach for spending of oil money CABINET has finally given the nod of approval to a three-pronged proposal on how best to utilise the proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). This was disclosed on Thursday by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, at the closing of a four-day…

New RDC building, river ambulances, bus for Region10

Source: Guyana Chronicle REGION 10 is earmarked to benefit from a 32-seater bus, river ambulances and a number of road repairs in 2018, in addition to a spanking new $267M Regional Democratic Council (RDC) building within two years. This is according to Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Patterson-Yearwood as she successfully…

Bizzy: Pay up

Source: Nation Newspaper Prominent businessman Ralph “Bizzy” Wiliams wants the money owed to his companies by both Government and the private sector. And, he has hinted strongly that he is not afraid to take the entities that… Link: Bizzy: Pay up

CDB Approves Usd65.5mn In Loans, Grants To Support Disaster Recovery Efforts In The British Virgin Islands

Source: Island Sun December 14, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved USD65.5 million in loans and grants to the Government of the British Virgin Islands to assist with the recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction of social and economic infrastructure, resulting from the cumulative effects of…

Residents Begin Picking Up the Pieces

Source: Channel 5 Belize While details are being provided as to what may have caused the deadly explosion at the quarry in Santa Elena, residents in the nearby area are attempting to get back on their feet.  Today, Belize Roadway Construction Limited, which subcontracted Tiger Aggregates to carry out the mining, was on the…

No Cover-Up of Prison Rape, C.E.O. Claims

Source: Channel 5 Belize We’ve been reporting on a case of alleged sodomy inside the Belize Central Prison. An inmate, who is now out on bail, claims he was sodomized twice last month while he was locked up in the prison. The alleged perpetrator is another inmate, Kenroy Cooke, who was charged on Wednesday…

Guard is Terminated, Prison Policies Outlined

Source: Channel 5 Belize What about claims that the guard on duty ignored the plea for help after the first incident happened?  We asked him if there was negligence on the part of the guard to whom it was reported first.  C.E.O. Murillo says that there are a number of systems in place, apart…

Bramble steals the limelight with maiden first- class century

Source: Guyana Chronicle WICKETKEEPER/ batsman Anthony Bramble led the Guyana Jaguars spirited fightback with his maiden first class century and stole the limelight on day one of the seventh round Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day encounter between the title-holders, and the Leeward Islands Hurricanes. The 27-year-old Bramble held the…

Banks DIH Powerade/Aqua Mist Christmas badminton tourney launched

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Banks DIH Powerade/Aqua Mist Christmas Badminton Singles Tournament, which is set to commence from today at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, was officially launched yesterday morning at Thirst Park.Attending the launch was President of the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA), Gokarn Ramdhani, along with Banks DIH Communications Manager, Troy Peters,…

GFF Corona Beer Super 16: Winners Connection vs Camptown, Milerock vs Cougars FC  to kick-off tournament tonight

Source: Guyana Chronicle A Linden versus Georgetown encounter between Winners Connection and Camptown FC, from 18:30 hrs tonight, will mark the opening of the Guyana Football Federation/Corona Beer ‘Super 16 Year-End Classic’ at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground, Linden. Lindeners will get a chance to support another home team, Milerock FC, when they…

Woman found dead on beach

Source: Trinidad Guardian RALPH BANWARIEPublished: Friday, December 15, 2017 Fishermen yesterday found the body of a Piarco woman at Patience Bay, Galera Road, Toco. Police said around 6.30 am, fishermen were on their way to go fishing when they found the body of Maxine Lewis, 21, on the shoreline in only a bra. A…

Little Soriah shot in head, autopsy says

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jensen La VendePublished: Friday, December 15, 2017 Little Soriah Martin died of a single gunshot wound to the head, her autopsy confirmed yesterday. Police said afterwards that they suspect the child was hit after the bullet that struck her uncle Gregory Harracksingh in the arm, ricocheted and struck her as she…

UTT to cut student intake for 2018/19

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, December 15, 2017There will be no new intake of students at the University of T&T (UTT) in the new academic year 2018/2019 in three of its major programmes. The academic programmes were identified as: Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Science and Management, Bioscience and Agriculture and Health Sciences. The announcement was…

Speed limit up to 100 kmph today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Friday, December 15, 2017 The speed limit on all major highways throughout T&T has been increased to 100 kilometres per hour and will take effect today. However, this only means motorists will face the full brunt of the law if they exceed this new limit, as police officers will…

Law body urges CJ to speak up on allegations

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Friday, December 15, 2017 The Law Association yesterday called on Chief Justice Ivor Archie to speak up on allegations questioning his conduct in office now in the public domain, saying it was shocked at his deafening silence. In a release last evening, the council said it was increasingly alarmed…

Curaçao RBI League receives donation from Blue Bay Curaçao

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort donated NAf. 8.250,-  to the Curaçao RBI League. This donation came from the CBW charity auction dinner. The Curaçao Baseball Development Foundation and Fundashon pa Nan will use the amount to realize the RBI competition. This competition is an initiative from Major…

Isla unions no longer want actions

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The fifteen trade unions in Solidaridat Sindikal are divided. The Isla unions (oil refinery) are deliberating whether they will continue with the actions or not. The actions have taken a long time and, according to the union leaders, there comes a time when you just have to stop.…

‘Only in Cayman’ stocking stuffer ideas

Source: Cayman Compass If you are racking your brain, trying to think of gift ideas as stocking stuffers, why not consider tickets to upcoming events in January and February? Link: ‘Only in Cayman’ stocking stuffer ideas

Seasonal spirits with Camana Bay’s cocktails

Source: Cayman Compass Camana Bay is home to a number of fine bars and restaurants, and to celebrate the festive season, they have concocted some creative cocktails. Visit them to sample their seasonal sips. Link: Seasonal spirits with Camana Bay’s cocktails

Cayman Islands CERT Challenge

Source: Cayman Eye News The annual CERT Challenge has taken a completely different format this year. Instead of bringing the teams together to practice and compete using skills acquired during training, the 2017 CERT Challenge motivated teams to dive back into their own communities, re-assess their strengths and challenges, consider how best to build…

The Editor Speaks: Respect for our police

Source: Cayman Eye News The incidents we have seen recently on television showing police officers acting like soldiers in a war zone have done little to add to the respect that they need in order for them to execute their duties. The main one being to protect all law abiding citizens. Our televisions are…

KPMG revenues grow strongly to record $26.4 billion

Source: Cayman Eye News From Offshore Bankers Growth driven by client-focused investments in technology, innovative services, alliances and hiring Record high revenues for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 of US$26.40 billion Revenue growth for FY2017 of 5% (in local currencies) driven by strong growth across Audit, Tax and Advisory services Growth in all three regions…

Ingham Meets Young Sailors In South Africa

Source: Bernews Mustafa Ingham, an aspiring professional sailor who is participating in an apprenticeship opportunity with the Volvo Ocean Race, recently had the opportunity to speak with young sailors in South Africa as part of his role as a Volvo Ocean Race Academy Apprentice. After speaking with the students, Mr. Ingham said,… Link:

New CSS expansion “Block A” commissioned

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo 1: Edson Elliott, education officer in the Department of Education responsible for secondary schools, hands over keys to the new addition to the Charlestown Secondary School to Principal Juan Williams at a ceremony at the school compound Dec. 13.   Photo 2: The front of “Block A,”

New airport digital platforms launched on Airport Boulevard Screen

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – On Thursday December 14, Curaçao Airport Partners and Curaçao Airport Holding launched three new digital platforms at Curaçao International Airport. CAP CEO Ralph Blanchard and CAH Senior Advisor Airport Operations Giordano Molina, held their speeches in an innovative way by a video presentation on the Airport Boulevard screen,…

Venezuela’s election: how it happened

Source: Curacao Chronicle LONDON – Venezuelans went to the polls again at the weekend, but much of international media coverage was again misrepresentative, writes Francisco Dominguez. Municipal elections took place in Venezuela on Sunday, electing 335 mayors. This was the 24th national election in Venezuela since 1998 and the third in less than…

Gay marriage faces setback in Bermuda

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Bermuda’s Progressive Labour Party took a step back this week on marriage equality after the Senate passed a bill to ban same-sex marriage, six months after it was legalised, and replace it with domestic partnerships. Legislators said the change gave the LGBT community the benefits it has been asking…

Cabinet did not discuss BoG account for signing bonus – Greenidge

Source: Stabroek News Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, today,  denied saying that the entire Cabinet approved the deposit of the US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil in an escrow account at Bank of Guyana (BoG). Link: Cabinet did not discuss BoG account for signing bonus – Greenidge

Student Networking Event On December 20th

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Hospitality Institute and Fairmont Southampton have joined forces to host a networking event for local students interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. The 2017 Student Networking Event, taking place next Wednesday, December 20th in Fairmont Southampton’s Gardenia Rooms from 4pm until 7pm, providing S4 and… Link:

Davidson Welcomed Into Landscape Institute

Source: Bernews OBMI Landscape Architect, Jennifer Davidson, has been welcomed as a Chartered member of the Landscape Institute, after completing a series of rigorous examinations. Her inclusion with the organizations other 3,241 members makes her the fourth chartered member in Bermuda, the company said. The Landscape Institute is the chartered body for… Link:

Plans finished for mental health unit

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Plans for a proposed long-term residential mental health facility are ready and are expected to be submitted to the Central Planning Authority this month, government officials said in a release Thursday. The project to develop the long-awaited and much-needed facility is not expected to get underway until next summer,…

Venezuela: Christmas with Hyperinflation

Source: Havana Times This Christmas season most Venezuelans aren’t thinking much about sprucing up the home, buying gifts and special meals as they are preoccupied with how to put the bear basics on the table today and then tomorrow. Foto: caratodigital.net Link: Venezuela: Christmas with Hyperinflation

Violent men face long jail terms in feud case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Malik Mothen from West Bay has been sentenced to 13 years in jail and his co-defendant, Kashwayne Hewitt, a Jamaican national, received a 12 year term for a violent attack and shooting outside the Fete nightclub in February. The men were both found guilty Thursday of attacking and shooting…

Remarks by Minister Pintard at Rand Memorial Hospital

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – Remarks by The Honourable Michael Pintard Acting Minister Of Health; Minister Of Youth, Sports & Culture on the occasion of the visit of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG Governor General Of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas to Rand Memorial Hospital, GBHS Wednesday, December 13th, 2017…

Richardson & Douglas Attend Curator’s Course

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] has secured two of the four available places that were provided to Associate members of ICC Americas, on a Cricket West Indies curator course later this month. The course will be run by ICC Pitch Consultant Andy Atkinson in Antigua on December 18th, 19th and… Link:

GTT walks away with GCCI’s Large Business of the year award

Source: iNews Guyana Telecommunications giant GTT on Wednesday evening copped this year’s large business award when the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) hosted its annual awards presentation and gala dinner at the Marriott Hotel. GTT also copped the corporate social responsibility prize while the small business prize went to Ram’s Logistics.…

Clearwater choir sings for Hamilton Princess

Source: The Royal Gazette The choir from Clearwater Middle School brought song to the Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club today as a gesture of appreciation to staff. The students thanked employees who volunteered time at the school, cleaning and painting the walls of the music room, as the Pink Squad the first of many…

Repairs started on damaged roofs

Source: Saba News Following the storms, and after the damage assessments were in, the Public Entity Saba funded temporary housing for all residents with severely damaged homes and an agreement was made to repair homes for the residents. The next step was to order the material and for the reconstruction to begin. The…

Education still a high priority for Public Entity Saba

Source: Saba News Commissioner of Education, Bruce Zagers has signed yet another Saba Government-College agreement, this time with the Lipscomb University, located Tennessee (USA). This agreement will grant Saban students who have been accepted into Lipscomb University, a scholarship of $18,410 per academic year, which matches the Duo grant. These students will, therefore,…

30 Minute Video: Dec 14 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:

Antigua: Media personality found guilty of sex offence

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Antigua: Media personality found guilty of sex offence appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Magic Hughes (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Media personality Ian “Magic” Hughes was today found guilty of the indecent assault of a young girl. Indecent assault is a sexual offence which involves touching an

Iraq hangs 38 on terrorism charges

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Iraq hangs 38 on terrorism charges appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Iraq executed at least 88 people last year, up from 26 in 2015 (BBC) – Iraq says it has hanged, in a mass execution, 38 jihadist militants convicted of terrorism offences. The justice ministry

Staff Awards a Success at the Landings

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Gros Islet, Saint Lucia (December 14th, 2017): The Landings Resort and Spa has marked its 10-year anniversary in part, with a small Staff Awards Ceremony highlighting the achievements of the long-standing staff members who have been with the resort. This ceremony comes on the heels of a series…

BRA closing early at Weymouth and Pine

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority wishes to advise the public that its branches at Weymouth and the Pine will be closing at noon on Monday, December 18, 2017. All other branches will remain open for persons… Link: BRA closing early at Weymouth and Pine

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa seeks end to Western sanctions

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa seeks end to Western sanctions appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Emmerson Mnangagwa said elections were “nearer than you expect” (BBC) – Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking the removal of sanctions imposed by Western countries, saying they are crippling national development. He

Ascendant shares up 7.85

Source: The Royal Gazette A total of 13,634 shares of LOM Financial Ltd were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index, with the shares closing unchanged at 2. 50. Shares of Ascendant were 24 cents higher, or 2. 5 per cent up, at 9. 79 after 1,000 were exchanged, while HSBC Bermuda was up 75…

Butterfield to raise savings, lending rates

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank today announced that it would raise lending rates and its fixed-term deposit rates for savers after the US Federal Reserves rate hike yesterday. Clarien Bank said yesterday that it also plans to raise rates for savers and borrowers, with details to be released next month. HSBC Bermuda said…

Move over, bitcoin. Here comes litecoin

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Move over, bitcoin. Here comes litecoin appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CNN) – Bitcoin has been on amazing ride for the past few weeks. But there is actually another cryptocurrency that’s enjoyed an even bigger spike lately. It’s called litecoin, and it has nearly doubled

ICC targeting sources of cricket corruption

Source: iNews Guyana Fresh allegations of spot-fixing in Australian cricket have arrived at the same time the ICC’s anti-corruption unit is making a major shift in focus to more directly target corruptors and their intermediaries as opposed to the players caught up in their web. As the governing body’s recently appointed anti-corruption general…

Second cruise pier to be constructed in St Kitts

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – Cruise tourism in St Kitts and Nevis is on the rise, says Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian “Patches” Liburd, and as such there is definitely a need to construct a second cruise pier at… Link: Second cruise pier to be constructed in St Kitts

With What Resources Will Cuba Face 2018?

Source: Havana Times If Raul Castro leaves day-to-day administration, he will only be looking for a “successful” way out of his greatest failure: the attempt to move the country towards a more efficient economic structure within an authoritarian regime. Link: With What Resources Will Cuba Face 2018?

Hamilton Underwriting hires Patten

Source: The Royal Gazette Robert Patten has joined Hamilton Underwriting Limited as head of casualty. He previously filled the same role with Novae Insurance, and he has almost 40 years experience in the industry, having worked at a number of companies, including Aspen, XL Europe, Starr Excess and Ace Group, now Chubb. Hamilton Underwriting…

Primary school pupils spread festive cheer

Source: The Royal Gazette Meals and Wheels recipients are in store for a surprise with their meals this week after 200 primary school pupils created personalised greeting cards. Staff from caregiving provider Atlantic Caregiving then packaged the cards and delivered them to Meals on Wheels so they would reach the charitys clients, who are…

The Next Move is Yours, Do Your Own Assessment and Buy Smart

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Michael Lee-Chin tells Caribbean Infrastructure Conference delegates Montego Bay, Jamaica, 12 Dec., 2017 – Jamaica and the Caribbean are full of opportunities that can assure wealth creation for shareholders but potential investors should do their own assessments and evaluations and not rely totally on analysts and consultants, who…

Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital

Source: Nation Newspaper SINGAPORE – Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month,… Link: Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital

Drivers injured in three-car collision

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into a three-vehicle accident with injuries which occurred around 9:25 a.m. today along the Adams Section of the ABC Highway. It resulted in three people being injured…. Link: Drivers injured in three-car collision

Enhanced Barbados-Japan relations a plus

Source: Nation Newspaper The establishment of a resident Japanese diplomatic presence in Barbados has led to enhanced diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Bridgetown. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade,… Link: Enhanced Barbados-Japan relations a plus

Digicel invests US$3.5M in communities

Source: Newsday The Digicel Foundation (DF) has invested some US$3.5 million in 108 projects across TT which impacted the lives of thousands. In the last 12 months, 23 new projects in communities under the headings Epic, Honey Seco and SIDC (Seafood Industry Development Company), and nine new projects in special needs were… Link:

Mas sales moving

Source: Newsday It appears, when it comes to mas, nothing can stop players from taking to the streets for the parade of the bands. This year, Road March winner MX Prime and the Ultimate Rejects sang, “Recession doh bother we, promote a fete and you go see, how we go party to… Link:

Sports club donates to Family Centre

Source: The Royal Gazette Teachers Rugby Football Club are spreading Christmas cheer by donating to families struggling this holiday season. The drive was spearheaded by mens Captain Aldo Campbell and saw club members raise funds for the Family Centre. Mr Campbell, inspired by a similar programme run by his colleagues at Flying Colours, sought…

Hospitality networking event for students

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Hospitality Institute and Fairmont Southampton have joined forces to host a networking event for students interested in hospitality. High school seniors and Bermuda College students will be able to learn about educational and job opportunities available in the hospitality industry. Malika Cartwright, BHI executive. .. Link: Hospitality

TCD shut after flooding

Source: The Royal Gazette The Transport Control Department closed this morning due to a broken water pipe. Work is under way to fix the damage, and normal services are expected to resume by mid-afternoon, according to the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs. Call 292-1271 to reschedule morning appointments. Link: TCD shut after

(VIDEO) UB40 Come Back Darling Filmed in Antigua

Source: Antigua Chronicle UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, filmed a new music video for their Greatest Album hit Come Back Darling in a bid to reassure Brits that the region is ready for tourists to ‘come back’ following a concerted recovery effort. Virgin Holidays Managing Director, Joe Thompson, said: “Virgin Holidays…

Evacuated RST members are at work in Curaçao

Source: Curacao Chronicle THE HAGUE – Sixteen members of the Kingdom Detective Cooperation Team (“Recherche Samenwerkings Team” (RST)) stationed in St. Maarten were evacuated from St. Maarten after Hurricane Irma early September. They continue their work from Curaçao pending a decision on their return possibly in March next year. Meanwhile, four persons are manning…

Removing an MLA from office

Source: Cayman News Service While I am familiar with the process for removing a premier and the speaker from the speakership, the process for removing an MLA from the Legislative Assembly entirely is unfamiliar to me. Would I be correct in assuming that it includes a formal review and a vote in the LA?…

InselAir says to have papers in order for Suriname

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The local aviation company InselAir has all papers in order to fly to Suriname. There is an airline agreement between Curaçao and Suriname which applies in this case, says the representatives of the airline. Tickets are already being sold for the first flight on December 18, but the…

First Road Project Stakeholder Consultation Dubbed a ‘Great Success’

Source: Antigua Chronicle The Ministry of Works and Housing’s Project Implementation Unit is calling its first major stakeholder public consultation a great success. The event recently held at the Multipurpose Cultural Center attracted representatives from more than 28 businesses and organizations. The discussion centered on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Road Infrastructure…

Atherden: ‘Reflects Good Stewardship Of OBA’

Source: Bernews Following the Government’s statement on the 2017/18 First Half Fiscal Performance, Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden that it speaks to the “impact of policies established by the OBA Government” and reflects the “good stewardship of the OBA and the progress being made toward balancing the budget.” Ms Atherden said, “It is… Link:

$6.2B approved for Region 4

Source: iNews Guyana Following the closure of sugar estates, concerns were raised by the Opposition about the treatment of drainage and irrigation in several villages on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD), as the Committee of Supply considered the 2018 estimates for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). Some $166.2 million is budgeted for drainage and…

CISCO and DIGICEL Frame Agreement to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Caribbean, Central America

Source: Antigua Chronicle Cisco, the worldwide technology leader, and Digicel, a major telecommunication services provider covering a wide territory in the Caribbean, have signed a Caribbean Countries Digitalization the “Frame Agreement”) outlining their objectives and strategic plans for accelerating the digital agenda and existing digitization policies for 26 countries in the Caribbean and…

TCD Closed This Morning Due To Broken Pipe

Source: Bernews TCD is closed this morning [Dec 13] due to a broken water pipe, the Ministry has confirmed, saying that “it is expected TCD will resume normal services by mid-afternoon today.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs would like to inform the public that the Transport… Link:

PM reveals National Honours Regulations

Source: Jones Bahamas The Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis tabled the regulations yesterday for a National Honours System. The Prime Minister said that the system would honour persons who have sacrificially given in areas such as culture, politics, athleticism, charity and artistry, among other areas,  from both the public and private sector as…

Income Tax Coming?

Source: Jones Bahamas The government will be looking at the possibility of introducing income tax in an effort to further comply with the regulations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD). Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed in the House of Assembly yesterday that the Bahamas has been saved from…


Source: Jones Bahamas A young man was arraigned on a number of drug related charges yesterday after an  arrest which took place at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Monday. Twenty year old Shaquelle Moss of  Garden Hills Number Two, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes. Moss faced one count each…

Manhunt for Eleven Wanted Criminals

Source: Jones Bahamas Police  have released the names and sketches of eleven  criminals who they say  are on the loose  and roaming the streets.  They  are appealing to the public to assist them in nabbing these men. Police say they are targeting organized criminal groups and have so far arrested twelve suspects who…

Bain and Grants Town Library Receives Books

Source: Jones Bahamas Representatives of The Bain and Grants Town Library and Museum have received several books donated by Jones Communications Network (JCN) to enhance its library and museum. Chief Executive Officer of JCN, Wendall Jones, said that the books donated present a wealth of knowledge. “On behalf of the management of Jones…

Cops kill gunman who took hostages at bank

Source: St. Lucia Times Toronto Sun:-VAUGHAN— A dramatic hostage situation at a bank in Vaughan ended abruptly on Wednesday when police killed a lone gunman. No one else was injured but those inside the Royal Bank of Canada in the Major Mackenzie Dr.-Dufferin St. area were “definitely traumatized,” said York Regional Police Const. Andy…

House burnt down after man gives 'bun'

Source: Jamaica Star Last Tuesday will go down as the worst day in the life of Alvin Smalling. Moments after he claims to have been beaten with a stick by his girlfriend, who caught him in bed with another woman, Smalling, 52, watched helplessly as his house was burnt… Link: House burnt down

Disbarred attorney arrested for fraud

Source: Jamaica Star Well-known disbarred attorney-at-law Harold Brady was charged with fraudulent conversion yesterday by detectives from the Fraud Squad.The charges were laid after Brady, who was disbarred in March, turned himself in to the police after the Jamaica… Link: Disbarred attorney arrested for fraud

Wanted: Delano Forbes

Source: Antigua Observer Police are in search for Delano Forbes of All Saints, who is wanted in connection with the recent homicide in Swetes. Police are appealing for Forbes to surrender himself immediately at any police station. Any member of the public with information as to his whereabouts can contact the Criminal Investigations…

Court: Joell Loses Appeal On Firearm Charge

Source: Bernews Eston Joell –  who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition – has his appeal dismissed by Bermuda’s Court of Appeal. In providing background, the Court’s ruling said, “On 13th June, 2016 the Appellant was convicted of the offence of Possession of a Prohibited… Link:

Teachers Rugby Club Donate Holiday Hampers

Source: Bernews Teachers Rugby Football Club are helping to spread the Christmas cheer this holiday season by donating Christmas hampers to the Family Centre. The donation — spearheaded by men’s Captain Aldo Campbell — saw members of the club pull together to raise funds that could be put towards helping families who… Link:

US Reinvents Attacks on its Diplomats Stationed in Cuba

Source: Havana Times he press in the US says that “bipartisan leaders of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lower House asked the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to direct the investigation into the mysterious sonic attacks on personnel of the US Embassy in Havana.” Link:

St Lucia’s Coconut Bay completes $3 million refurbishment

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post St Lucia’s Coconut Bay completes $3 million refurbishment appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CARIB JOURNAL) – St Lucia’s Coconut Bay all-inclusive has reopened after completing $3 million in refurbishments over the course of a month-long closure. The enhancements focused on improving guests’ experiences from dining

Senate Passes Casino Gaming Amendment

Source: Bernews The Casino Gaming Amendment Bill 2017 was passed in the Senate yesterday, with the Bill “intended to give the Minister responsible for the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission the ability to provide from time to time and in consultation with the Commission, written general direction to the Commission that is deemed… Link:

Haiti – Petit-Goâve : The DGI blocked by trash and fecal matter

Source: Haiti Libre The DGI of Petit-Goâve, located at Street La Justice, was victim in the night of Sunday to Monday, of an act of vandalism. Unidentified individuals dumped a pile of all kinds of trash mixed with fecal matter… Link: Haiti – Petit-Goâve : The DGI blocked by trash and fecal matter

The big deal about biodiversity

Source: Newsday JO-ANNE NINA SEWLAL This year’s Bioblitz in Icacos shed light on TT’s biodiversity. It yielded 750 species of birds, reptiles, insects, arachnids, freshwater and marine organisms, bacteria, fungi and plants in an area approximately 78km2 (a circle 10 km wide). These annual events have been successful in gathering data on… Link:

Soulful Christmas at the Bowl

Source: Newsday A Soulful Christmas will feature southerner Wendy Sheppard, operatic tenor John Thomas, LA Rose as well as Music Festival’s gospel champions male and female Justin Zephrine and Mahalia Pierre. The event on December 16 at Naparima Bowl, San Fernando will also feature the Trinidad… Link: Soulful Christmas at the Bowl

Its good to talk friends win debate event

Source: The Royal Gazette Yasser Baia, Sierra Brangman and Tyrese Coakley are the kind of friends who tease each other endlessly. They share a passion for debate, and argue everything from vegetarianism to who buys the next round of fries. Were besties, said Sierra, 16. The Berkeley Institute trio think their friendship was their…

The never-ending issue of road safety

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtDear Sirltbgt,ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt headline on February 25, 2013 declared Police to get tough on bad driving. On Page 2, shocking photographs were published of motorbikes driving between lanes of traffic on East Broadway. Fortunately, the identity of the riders was masked by blocking out the eyes, saving. ..

Simmy the Trini bounces back

Source: Newsday Comedian Simmy the Trini (Rhea-Simone Auguste) suffered a great loss last month when her mother passed away. She said: “The loss threw me down. She was part of my #NoFilterFamily series of posts, my best friend and her number one supporter. She was mom and dad to me. I had… Link:

Animal Rights Law Still Pending in Cuba

Source: Havana Times It will seem contradictory, but I was very happy to find a post on Facebook that denounced the abuse some lion cubs were subjected to at the Camaguey zoo. Of course I was sad for these animals and my city, but my happiness came from the long list of comments…

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