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April 20, 2018

Archives for February 2018

BPTT Mexico trip ‘successful’

Source: Newsday A successful learning experience is how BPTT Regional President Norman Christie described the recent visit by a Trinidad delegation to Altamira, Mexico where BPTT’s Angelin platform is being built. “Building a competitive fabrication industry in TT will require the full collaboration of the private sector, government and the community. The… Link:

Govt has reducedcorruption

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Our corruption perception is down in 2017. TT’s recent jump in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from a ranking of 101 in 2016 to 77 as reflected in the 2017 report is more than a perception for citizens. The reality is that the country is witnessing the turnaround… Link:

Lessons from Cedros

Source: Newsday NATURE is a powerful force. And the devastation that has occurred this week at Cedros is a reminder of the need for constant vigilance and reassessment of measures to deal with forces that threaten all of us. Coastal erosion is hardly a new phenomenon. As an island nation, we have… Link:

2 Cedros families move, others hold on

Source: Trinidad Guardian RADHICA DE SILVAPublished: Thursday, March 1, 2018radhica.sookraj@guardian.co.tt Two families whose homes were devastated by a landslide caused by ongoing coastal erosion on Monday have moved into the Cedros Community Centre, as heavy rains continued to erode parts of Bamboo Village in Cedros yesterday. The rains caused chunks of land to fall…

PM ready to make deal with UNC on Anti-Gang Bill

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night said his Government is willing to accept the two and a half year sunset clause put on the table by the Opposition for its support for the anti-gang legislation. However, Rowley took Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to task…

Silver Sharks swim club honours top performers

Source: Guyana Chronicle GOODWILL Swimming Championships record-holder Leon Seaton was awarded for being the ‘Most Decorated and Accomplished Swimmer for 2017’. He was among over 20 swimmers who were honoured by the Silver Shark Aquatic Swim Club last weekend at a ceremony at Herdmanston Lodge. The ceremony was a part of the club’s…

CPL draft takes place today in London

Source: Guyana Chronicle A TOTAL of 348 players have registered their names for the player draft for 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League, which is scheduled to take place today 15:00hrs GMT (20:30hrs IST, 11:00hrs ECT, 10:00hrs EST) at the state-of-the-art Gfinity eSports arena in London. There will be analysis from Daren Ganga and…

Abioce Heywood waves ‘goodbye’ to rugby

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Former player talks about slow road to recovery after concussion SHE was considered to be local rugby’s brightest female star and the player to carry the mantle in the future for the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU). But now, Abioce Heywood is walking away from the game she loves,…

Lady Young Road reopened as landslide cleared

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 1, 2018Rhondor Dowlat The Lady Young Road was reopened late last night, after crews worked tirelessly for hours to clear away debris left by yesterday’s landslide along the roadway. Contacted just before 9 pm yesterday, Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan confirmed the road would be reopened…

Johnson wraps up CONCACAF Targeted Advanced Referee Programme

Source: Guyana Chronicle FIFA referee Gladwyn Johnson yesterday wrapped up a three-day training programme for CONCACAF 2018 elite referees being held in Costa Rica. The programme, which began on February 25, is aimed at the continued development of the elite referees, both male and female. Johnson’s participation was part of the Targeted Advanced…

Lady Young hill comes downFormer MP escapes death

Source: Trinidad Guardian Stories by Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Former Member of Parliament for St Ann’s East (2010-2015) Joanne Thomas escaped death yesterday, after a sudden landslide almost pushed her vehicle over the side of the Lady Young Road in Morvant. However, although debris from the landslide, including trees, shrubs, dirt and…

Undesirable Escapee Deported

Source: Island Sun Olanzo Jamall Dore who was recaptured by the Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) last year after he escaped custody was deported from the Territory by order of His Excellency Governor Augustus Jaspert at the end of his conviction. In an order issued on 29 January Governor Jaspert explained that :…

Immigration Department Expedites Procedures

Source: Island Sun Premier and Minister for Finance Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith announced that the changes recently made to the Immigration Department are expected to alleviate the present issue of extended lines and frustrated employers and volunteers. “The changes…would definitely result in reduced waiting times, removal of those long lines from…

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Dennery

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Dennery appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A shooting occurred Wednesday night, Feb. 28, 2018 in Deniere Riviere, Mabouya Valley, Dennery, according to reports reaching St. Lucia News Online (SNO). Reports are that two brothers from Deniere Riviere sustained gunshot wounds earlier

Hockey season flicks off March 18

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, March 1, 2018Following the disappointment of a cancelled T&T Hockey Board (T&THB) Outdoor 2017 season, this year’s league competition will flick off on Sunday March 18 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Training Ground, Mucurapo with the opening day tournament from 8am. According to T&THB Honourary Secretary, Reyah Richardson, with…

Man seriously injured after Camp Road crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A 25-year-old man is being treated in hospital for injuries that are considered serious, after a two-vehicle crash shortly before 7. 30pm in Warwick. According to police, the man appeared to be headed north on a motorcycle when his vehicle collided with a van travelling south on Camp Road. The…

Defence Force Personnel supports Inagua Community

Source: Bahamas Weekly Royal Bahamas Defence Force personnel attached to the Southern Command showed their support during various activities that highlighted a local hero. The community honored Mrs. Willamae Malcom Bridgewater, former educator and the school’s principal for many years. Under the theme “A Lady Worthy of Praise”, the Officer and Marines at…

Arrests linked to murder of young Bermudian

Source: The Royal Gazette Four arrests have been made in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Lyrico Steede in Nottingham, according to the British media. According to the ltigtNottingham Postltigt, an 18-year-old man has been arrested as well as two 17-year-old boys, while a 17-year-old girl was held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit.…

Former prosecutor turns to defense

Source: Cayman Compass Former Crown counsel Neil Kumar was admitted as a practicing attorney in the Cayman Islands in a brief and less formal than usual ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. Link: Former prosecutor turns to defense

The Editor Speaks: Hurt

Source: Cayman Eye News We’ve all, I believe, been hurt. Who was it who said, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional”? I am going through much pain at this moment. It is difficult to concentrate on my everyday life. My mind keeps going back to the injustices I feel. Very difficult to shake off.…

Former police officer sentenced for traffic offenses

Source: Cayman Compass Adrian James Barnett, the former head of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Traffic Management Unit, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to three traffic-related offenses. Link: Former police officer sentenced for traffic offenses

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Warwick

Source: Bernews [Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision this evening [Feb 28] on Camp Road in Warwick which appeared to involve a motorcycle and van. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, police and an ambulance attended the scene where a man was cared for before being transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital… Link:

Back to school for more St Lawrence students

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s back to school tomorrow for more students of the St Lawrence Primary School. The school was closed this week after being severely impacted by the ongoing South Coast sewage crisis. Class four… Link: Back to school for more St Lawrence students

IWC Art Exhibition To Benefit Two Local Charities

Source: Bernews The opening of the annual art exhibition sponsored by the International Women’s Club [IWC] of Bermuda is scheduled to take place at The Gallery in the Chubb Building on Friday, March 9, with a gala from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. A spokesperson said, “The opening of the annual Art Exhibition sponsored by The… Link:

We were outplayed, says Smith

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda suffered a heavy defeat in their second ICC World T20 Qualifier against Cayman Islands today, going down by 63 runs in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Batting first, Cayman posted 165 for five before dismissing Bermuda for 103 in 18. 4 overs to record their second straight victory in the triangular…

Minister Caines Visits Bermuda High School

Source: Bernews The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines engaged with students from BHS earlier today, when he was invited by the school to be a guest reader. During his visit, Minister Caines read Dr. Seuss; The Cat in The Hat and The Foot to a P3 class. And at the conclusion… Link:

Story time as minister joins BHS youngsters

Source: The Royal Gazette Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, joined young BHS students today for some light reading. Mr Caines visit included reading Dr Seuss books with a P3 class, and he was presented with a thank you card afterwards. Thanking English teacher Sarah Wheddon, Mr Caines said he enjoyed spending time…

Butterfield shares down 1.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank were down 50 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, at 45. 50 after 3,300 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange the banks shares were down 9 cents, or 0. 2 per cent, at 45. 61. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was…

KFC now faces gravy shortage

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–   After a chicken shortage led hundreds of KFC outlets to close last week, the fast food chain has now admitted it is running low on gravy. It said almost all of its 900 shops in the UK and Ireland were now open again. However, ongoing distribution problems mean some…

30 Minute Video: February 28 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:

Govt releases petroleum agreement for ‘Kaieteur’ Block

Source: iNews Guyana The Natural Resources Ministry on Wednesday released the Petroleum Agreement –signed on April 28, 2015- between the then Government and the principals of Ratio Energy Limited and Ratio Guyana Limited.  According to the Ministry, Ratio Energy Limited (now Cataleya Energy Limited by way of a duly registered change of name)…

Chopping in Tou Rouge, Castries

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Chopping in Tou Rouge, Castries appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A 19-year-old was the victim of a chopping incident in Tou Rouge, Castries on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, according to official sources. The victim, identified as Jeanikke Stephen of Tou Rouge, was reportedly chopped in

Four People Arrested In Connection With Murder

Source: Bernews Four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian student Lyrico Steede in England, with the Nottinghamshire Police confirming that two 17-year-old males and an 18-year-old male have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 17-year-old female has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to… Link:

Local Students Debate Politics, Meet Influential Leaders at Junior Statesmen of America’s D.C. Convention

Source: St. John Source Junior Statesmen of America in Washington D.C. standing with Congressman John Lewis. The capitol is in the background. A delegation of eight Virgin Islands high school students recently attended the Junior Statesmen of America’s (JSA) MidSoHio (Midwest, Southeast and Ohio River Valley) Winter Congress Convention in Washington, D.C., and they…

Petrotrin senior managers quit company

Source: Newsday As of today, all of Petrotrin’s senior management team has left the company, as the Board of Directors announced the establishment of a transition team that will assume immediate oversight responsibility for the company’s operations while the Board reorganizes the business into separate streams. The transition team will include chairman… Link:

Puerto Rico Relief Slashed by US Treasury Department

Source: Havana Times On Wednesday, Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rossello said the US Treasury Department has unexpectedly slashed the disaster relief loan for the island, cut from $4.7 billion USD to $2 billion. Link: Puerto Rico Relief Slashed by US Treasury Department

Opportunity is knocking

Source: Curacao Chronicle CHATA showcases developments with great potential for Economic Growth … WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao is on the verge of many interesting opportunities. This was the main message during the latest CHATA Member Meeting held today at CHATA Member Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino. During this meeting various keynote speakers were invited to…

Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Update

Source: Puerto Rico Report Discussions of Puerto Rico now feel as though there is a Before and After: before Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the territory, and after the disaster struck. At Puerto Rico Report, our focus is on the political status of Puerto Rico. Current views on the status of Puerto Rico include…

Police crack December murder case

Source: Antigua Observer The police have charged Jamaican national Ari Vassell with murder. He’s accused of killing Bendals resident Sean Joseph in December last year in Pigotts. Joseph was gunned down in that community and residents found his body face down, on a by road. The deceased was identified the following day after…

Cuba to Create an Institute to Keep Fidel’s Ideas Alive

Source: Havana Times To start the ball rolling, Cuban president Raul Castro ordered his subordinates to convene a working group to plan the project involving some 30 specialists. He assigned the task of overseeing the effort to the current first vice-president, Miguel Diaz-Canel. Link: Cuba to Create an Institute to Keep Fidel’s Ideas

Seventh oil discovery made off Guyana

Source: Curacao Chronicle GEORGETOWN – Oil giant ExxonMobil has struck oil off Guyana yet again. Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman yesterday evening announced in a brief statement after Cabinet met, that a seventh oil find was made – this time at the Pacora-1 well located approximately four miles west of the Payara-1…

Non-Competition clause and relationship clause

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Joint Court of Justice sworn in two new lawyers in Curaçao on February 27, 2018. These two lawyers are C. van der Slikke and C.A.W. van den Broek. According to good practice, a speech was given by the President of the Court Jan de Boer (“edifying words…

The best beach clubs and beaches in Curaçao

Source: Curacao Chronicle We recently spent a couple of weeks on the gorgeous tropical Caribbean island of Curaçao. Although we didn’t make it to all the beach clubs and beaches on the island, this is a list of where we went. Below you’ll find a roundup of our thoughts and opinions on the…

Former SMC Principal Michael Mondesir dies

Source: St. Lucia Times The Principal, staff and students of St. Mary’s College and the entire Samarian community in St. Lucia, the region and the world, mourn the passing of Mr. Michael Clive “Kiak” Mondesir who rang his final bell on the morning of 28th February 2018. Mr. Mondesir was the first fully appointed…

Can CARICOM survive the CSME?

Source: iWitness News By Peter I. Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — When it was established in 1989, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME) was intended to deepen the regional integration movement and to better respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by globalisation. The architects of the initiative were of…

BAIC Grand Bahama Hosts Livestock Farming Seminar

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources in conjunction with The Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC) partnered with The Inter-America Institute for Corporation on Agriculture (IICA) to host a livestock workshop at the Grand Bahama Arts & Craft Centre, Freeport Grand Bahama on Wednesday 21st February 2018. There were…

Another Independent Media Censored in Cuba

Source: Havana Times Havana Times expresses its solidarity with El Estornudo, the latest victim of government censorship in Cuba, because it is our duty to insist on respect for freedom of expression. Link: Another Independent Media Censored in Cuba

Barbados Prison Boss says jail is no joke

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-   Do not be fooled by images of prisoners smiling when the walk out of the court, life behind bars in no joke. This warning to would-be offenders from Superintendent of Prisons Lieutenant Colonel John Nurse, who said he was concerned that the images of convicts smiling and gesturing…

Commonwealth Citizens Allowed to Vote in Barbados

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Commonwealth citizens living and working in Barbados have already started taking advantage of a High Court decision, handed down on Monday, which reaffirmed their right to vote in the next general election. Wilfred Abrahams, one of the lawyers who successfully argued that such citizens living

Couple robbed in armed home invasion

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A man and woman were accosted last night by two armed masked men near the doorstep of their house in Patrick’s Island, George Town, police have said. The couple arrived home shortly before 10:45pm on Tuesday, 27 February. As they got out of their car, the robbers, who were brandishing…

EE man arrested in connection with fatal crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a crash in East End earlier this month in which Altameka Bodden-Price (28) was killed. Police said the man, who was driving the car in a remote location in the district, was arrested yesterday, 27 February, on suspicion of causing…

Police refute KN report on Karimbaksh

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Police Force is refuting an article in today’s edition of the Kaieteur News under the caption ‘Commander removed as investigation into harassment launched.’ In a statement, the police said “Please be advised that Senior Superintendent Fazil Karimbaksh who was temporarily posted to ‘D’ Division, has of yesterday, assigned…

IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Folks fed up with burst main

Source: Nation Newspaper For the past three months, water has been flowing down Wilson Hill, St John, and it has residents upset. That is because they have been calling the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) repeatedly about the… Link: IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Folks fed up with burst main

IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Rotten pole fears

Source: Nation Newspaper A concerned resident in Shop Hill, St Thomas, is appealing to Flow to replace a utility pole in the area which is in danger of collapsing. The load-bearing pole is rotting at the base which has led… Link: IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Rotten pole fears

Wells Defends Delegation


Source: Jones Bahamas The Minister of Agriculture Renward Wells  is defending the large delegation that went to Haiti over the weekend. The progressive Liberal Party in a statement criticised the large delegation, which consisted of fifteen  persons for the four day trip. Mr. Wells  in defense said,”the Bahamian people have elected us to…

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS DISCUSS GOOD GOVERNANCE

Source: Jones Bahamas Over 85 non-profit organizations yesterday were represented as they joined together for an all day networking event to discuss good governance in the Bahamas during the Civil Society Conclave organized by Org Bahamas. Various entities such as, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), One Eleuthera Foundation and The University of The…

“Drug Mule” Sentenced To 72 Months In Prison

Source: Jones Bahamas A 25-year-old Surinam resident will spend the next few years in a Bahamian jail after being caught with a pound of cocaine. Juan Paneway appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain yesterday to answer  one count of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, one count of conspiracy to …

“FARMERS HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR” 


Source: Jones Bahamas The Minister of  Agriculture Renward Wells is seeking to allay fears  after the government’s  decision to allow   Haitian agricultrural  produce to be in local stores. Responding to reports of unhappy Bahamian farmers who says the government doesn’t need to import produce,  Mr. Wells, said  local farmers have no need…

Seven Immigrant Detainees Freed

Source: Jones Bahamas Justice Gregory Hilton ruled that seven persons currently detained by the Bahamas Department of Corrections must be freed as their detentions were unlawful. The persons include Verante Mocombe, Michelot Merillien, Gerna Jean- Tinord and her daughter Gemma Joseph and Kediesha Bent- John and her daughter Chitara John. This  came after…

Lobster season comes to an end

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Today is the last day this season that people can take lobster from Cayman Islands waters legally. The season closes tomorrow, when it will no longer be lawful to take, purchase, receive or possess lobster originating from Cayman waters. “The closed season is designed to give the local lobster population a…

The Cuban Revolution’s Undeniable Progress

Source: Havana Times I find it despicable to question the Cuban Revolution’s achievements, from any angle, even more so when lies are used to take advantage of the ignorance many readers have about the subject. Link: The Cuban Revolution’s Undeniable Progress

Nurse killed in Cayman Brac crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 51-year-old woman was killed on Cayman Brac after two cars crashed on Bight Road late last night. CNS understand that the woman who died at the scene was a nurse, originally from Jamaica. According to the police report, she was driving a Toyota RAV4 when it collided head-on…

Where Is Havana’s #OOBiennial At? (+Video)

Source: Havana Times During this time of withdrawn silence, the organizing team behind the #00Bienal in Havana have made great progress. The event is set for May 5-15. Read here what we’ve been up to. Link: Where Is Havana’s #OOBiennial At? (+Video)

MACI missing cruise business over marriage

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman’s shipping registry is not attracting cruise lines because current local legislation prevents ships registered here from conducting on-board weddings elsewhere, the chief executive officer of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands has said. During the previous administration then financial services minister Wayne Panton steered through an amendment…

Aim To Market Daniel’s Head To Developers

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Land Development Company Limited [BLDC] has engaged KPMG Advisory to “complement efforts to market the Daniel’s Head site to potential developers.” “We are delighted to have access to KPMG’s professionals,” said Francis Mussenden, BLDC’s Chief Executive Officer. “This engagement is part of our work to position BLDC as… Link:

11 sick after envelope opened at US military base

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post 11 sick after envelope opened at US military base appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Firemen in breathing gear are seen gathered at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. (Photo: The Sun) (AFP) – An envelope containing an “unknown substance” was opened at a US base near Washington

Standardising coconut water production in Barbados and the region

Source: Nation Newspaper Vendors and other stakeholders in the coconut industry in Barbados and the wider Caribbean will soon have to adhere to an improved set of guidelines, under the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards… Link: Standardising coconut water production in Barbados and the region

Guyana makes another oil discovery

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Guyana makes another oil discovery appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CMC) – The Guyana government Tuesday announced that it had made another discover of oil in the Stabroek block as it continues “an aggressive programme of oil exploration”. Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, who made

Newlyweds Witness Deadly US Helicopter Crash

Source: Bernews Bermuda resident Chris Parish made a trip to America’s Grand Canyon on February 10 in order to exchange wedding vows with his fiancee Anna Haglund, only to become witness to the horror of a deadly helicopter crash a short time later. That crash took the lives of five people, all… Link:

GDF to brief Parliamentary committee on border security

Source: iNews Guyana President David Granger, ahead of his visit to Baramita, Barima-Waini (Region One) today, announced that he has instructed the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to brief the Parliamentary committee on security on the steps that are being taken to secure communities located along the 800 kilometre border with the Bolivarian Republic…

New guidelines for regional coconut industry

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post New guidelines for regional coconut industry appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CMC) – Caribbean people engaged in the coconut industry will have to adhere to an improved set of guidelines under the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality’s (CROSQ) Coconut Water Standard. The new

Woman dies in Brac car accident

Source: Cayman Compass A 51-year-old Cayman Brac woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash Tuesday night. Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene of the two-vehicle accident on Bight Road in the vicinity of Tibbet’s Turn Road, Cayman Brac, shortly before 11 p.m. Link: Woman dies in Brac

Rome to ban diesel cars from 2024

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Rome to ban diesel cars from 2024 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. This file photo taken on August 07, 2017 shows a hose for an emission test is fixed in the exhaust pipe of a Volkswagen Golf 2,0 litre diesel car at the Technical Inspection

Fatal collision in Cayman Brac, 27 February

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Feb 28 2018 Shortly before 11:00PM yesterday, 27 February, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a two vehicle collision on Bight Road in the vicinity of Tibbet’s Turn Road, Cayman Brac, involving a Toyota RAV4 and a Honda Integra. The driver…

Marsh Is One Top Three Volunteering Countries

Source: Bernews The Bermuda office of Marsh and Guy Carpenter has been recognised for its charitable efforts in 2017 by Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., which named Bermuda among the top three countries for colleague volunteering along with Portugal and Taiwan. In addition, Marsh Bermuda employee, Karen Roberts-Ray, was the top individual… Link:

Haiti – Sport : End of water problems at FIFA Goal Center

Source: Haiti Libre The Haitian Football Federation announces that from Wednesday, February 28 will be put into operation a new water supply system at FIFA Goal Center. The inauguration ceremony will take place in the presence of the German Ambassador… Link: Haiti – Sport : End of water problems at FIFA Goal Center

Virgin Grand Villas-St. John Condominium Owners’ Association, Plaintiff, vs. Michael I.N. Dash and Linda J. Turner-Dash, Defendants

Source: St. John Source IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN VIRGIN GRAND VILLAS – ST. JOHN         CONDOMINIUM OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION,                                                                                 …

Press release RA issues consultation notice

Source: The Royal Gazette The Regulatory Authority has issued a consultation on the regulatory accounting reporting instructions that will apply to electricity sector licensees. Currently, the Authority requires licensees to prepare separate accounts for each licensed business unit which should also be separate from any unregulated business. For example,. .. Link: Press release

Cuba vs Spain, Hypocrisy and Journalism

Source: Havana Times Tensions are mounting between Havana and Madrid ever since the Spanish government canceled the king and queen’s visit to Cuba, which the Cuban government eagerly wanted. Link: Cuba vs Spain, Hypocrisy and Journalism

Jan Peltenburg (65) died

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Jan Peltenburg passed away yesterday after a long illness. He was one of the founders of the newly restored Pietermaai. Together with Anne-Marieke Holten and Wilfred Hendriksen of the Governor, they renovated more than 40 projects in the city center. Peltenburg was 65 years old. Link: Jan Peltenburg

RA Consultation On Accounting Instructions

Source: Bernews The Regulatory Authority has issued a consultation on the regulatory accounting reporting instructions that will apply to electricity sector licensees. Currently, the Authority requires licensees to prepare separate accounts for each licensed business unit – which should also be separate from any unregulated business. For example, the Bermuda Electric Light… Link:

Haiti – Politic : End of the 29th Conference of Heads of State of CARICOM

Source: Haiti Libre Monday, opened the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of State and Government. n his speech, President Jovenel Moïse, also acting President of CARICOM, emphasized the environmental problems… Link: Haiti – Politic : End of the 29th Conference of Heads of State of CARICOM

BTC makes Strategic Investments in Broadband Services

Source: Bahamas Weekly With ongoing infrastructural upgrades and investments, BTC is confident that 2018 will be one of new growth in its broadband and TV offerings. The customer remains at the epicenter of its development, as the company keeps its eyes on delivering best in class quality service, aimed at improving the overall…

St. Maarten Governor consults parties following election results

Source: Curacao Chronicle PHILIPSBURG – Governor Eugene Holiday has started consultations with the leaders of the four parties that gained seats in Parliament following Monday’s snap elections. No informateur has yet been named to explore the formation of the country’s new coalition government. None of the four parties which earned seats have obtained the…

Vieux Fort – St Lucia’s Southern Metropolis?

Source: St. Lucia Times I have been reading with great interest, of the projected developments for Vieux Fort as espoused by our Prime Minister Allen Chastanet with the slogan “Your Time Has Come” and as reported in the local press. One news outlet referred to the significant developments in the north of St Lucia…

St. Maarten election without problems or incidents, observers say

Source: Curacao Chronicle PHILIPSBURG -Monday’s parliamentary election passed without flaws or incidents, Members of the Dutch Parliament Alexander Pechtold and Meta Meijer said. According to the two Dutch observers, their presence was much appreciated by voters. Pechtold, who is leader of centre-democrat D66 party and Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations…

“White cat cracker powder not harmful”

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The white cat cracker powder that covered cars, houses, etc. last week in the areas close to the oil refinery Isla is not harmful. This is according to the environmental inspector, Clifford de Lannoy. He relies on information provided by the Isla. “The product information of the powder…

EYEWITNESS: Keeping up…

Source: iNews Guyana …history at City Hall City Hall was built by the British when they really ruled the waves – between 1887 and 1889; and is as fine a piece of Gothic Revival as you’ll find anywhere.  Can anyone conceive of building an edifice like that in two years flat – and for…

Memorandum of Understanding between the government and Curafresh

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina, the Minister of Public Health, Environment and Nature Suzanne Camelia-Römer, the Minister of Transport, Traffic and Spatial Planning Zita Jesus-Leito, the Minister of Social Development, Labor and Welfare Hensley Koeiman and the Minister of Finance Kenneth Gijsbertha have signed a Memorandum…

JN creates product for farm workers in Ontario, Canada

Source: Jamaica Star Jamaican seasonal farm workers in Ontario, Canada, have the opportunity to receive discounts on mortgages, loans and on insurance products and services, as well as access more convenient means of sending money to friends and relatives in Jamaica… Link: JN creates product for farm workers in Ontario, Canada

Brighter days for Sharwayne

Source: Jamaica Star Days after The STAR told Sharwayne Lennon’s heart-wrenching story of poverty and despair, the teenager was on Monday reunited with an aunt, Sherine, who lives in Clarendon.He also learnt that he has a twin sister, who also lives with the aunt.”When… Link: Brighter days for Sharwayne

Suspected animal thieves held with 1,300 pounds of meat

Source: Jamaica Star Two men have been arrested for suspicion of larceny of cattle and breaches of the Public Health Act in Kingston on Monday.The arrests were made following anti-praedial larceny and special operations conducted between 4 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Waltham… Link: Suspected animal thieves held with 1,300 pounds of meat

Guyana makes another oil discovery

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government Tuesday announced that it had made another discover of oil in the Stabroek block as it continues “an aggressive programme of oil exploration”. Natural Resources Minister… Link: Guyana makes another oil discovery

Medical Supplies Company donates Biodegradable Gloves to BTVI

Source: Bahamas Weekly CSR Company recently donated two cases of biodegradable plant-based gloves to the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) for Auto Mechanics’ students and custodial staff. The medical supplies company’s Chief Executive Officer, Cranstone Rolle is adamant about encouraging environmental safety practices and taking The Bahamas to zero waste status… Link:

Death in Full Swing

Source: Havana Times It’s been two years now that I first signed up on the SNET network, which emerged spontaneously due to the lack of internet access here in Cuba and I have praised it in more than one of my articles. However, this time, I have nothing positive to say, rather I…

“Trek” Production To Celebrate Black History

Source: Bernews [Written by CedarBridge student Tel-Ricka Butterfield] Imagine being able to witness Sally Bassett being burned at the stake. This is something you will experience if you attend Noire’s Theatre production of “Trek.” “Trek” is a CedarBridge Academy student driven production culminating Black History Month with performances of excerpts from Chained… Link:

Exxon projects 500,000 barrels per day production

Source: Stabroek News ExxonMobil Corporation announced today its seventh oil discovery offshore Guyana, following drilling at the Pacora-1 exploration well and is projecting daily production of 500,000 barrels oil per day when all phases are in operation. Link: Exxon projects 500,000 barrels per day production

The Bahamas signs CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty

Source: St. Lucia Times The Bahamas signed the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty during the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, CARICOM Today has reported.   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Darren Henfield signed on behalf of his country, it said.   The CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty, already signed by…

Leverock smashes Argentina

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda began their ICC World Twenty20 Sub Regional Qualifiers with a resounding 124-run victory over Argentina at the Belgrano AC Ground in Buenos Aires yesterday. Opening batsman Kamau Leverock struck 93 off 51 balls as Bermuda posted an imposing 209 for seven in their 20 overs after winning the toss…

Work hard and start changing your body composition

Source: The Royal Gazette This is a friendly reminder to stay active and to keep in mind that three out of seven is usually a fail in most standardised testing. Please dont score a three out of seven for your weekly nutrition and workouts. ltbgtThe science partltbgtThe consensus in the medicalfitness world is a…

Insurers close to blockchain breakthrough

Source: The Royal Gazette A number of Bermudian-linked companies are supporting a blockchain initiative for the insurance industry that is likely to be market-ready next year. The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, or B3i, is using blockchain technologies to develop trading platforms that can be used by clients, customers and intermediaries in the insurance. ..

Gilbert Sullivan holding auditions for Annie

Source: The Royal Gazette The Gilbert amp Sullivan Society is to return to Hamiltons City Hall this autumn with a production of ltigtAnnieltigt. Set in New York during the Great Depression, the classic musical follows a young girl forced to live a tough life in an orphanage. But her luck soon changes when she…

Auditions for NIFCA performing arts ensemble

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Cultural Foundation is inviting all NIFCA performing arts awardees from 2013 to 2017 to join its NIFCA Performing Arts Ensemble. Persons who were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals… Link: Auditions for NIFCA performing arts ensemble

Fire crews battle East End bush blaze

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Fire fighters were in East End through the night fighting a bush fire in a remote part of the district close to the quarry. The Cayman Islands Fire Service was assisted by the RCIPS helicopter and its thermal imaging cameras to help them extinguish the blaze, which was difficult to…

Independent Spaces Room Decor Invitation to the Public

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Courts Announces Islandwide Bogo and Six Decorators to Compete in Courts Independent Spaces Room Decor Competition 2018 Local and Regional furniture and electrical superstore Courts has announced that six amateur interior decorators will participate in the company’s first ever Courts Independent Spaces Room Décor competition. The event will…

Petrotrin moves to take Catshill Field by noon

Source: Newsday STATE-owned refinery Petrotrin intends to take possession of the Catshill Field later this morning, previously operated by A&V Oil and Gas. In a statement issued late on Tuesday, Petrotrin said the decision was taken by the board following the Privy Council’s dismissal of A&V Oil’s application for permission to appeal… Link:

28 Feb Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 28 Feb Wed 2018 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Moderate easterly winds and seas are expected to continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a ridge of high pressure lingers over the Northwest Caribbean. Radar images show isolated showers south of Grand Cayman moving west. Sunshine…

Heineken optimistic on NAFTA revamp, opens new Mexico brewery

Source: Nation Newspaper MEXICO CITY − The world’s second largest brewer, Heineken, is optimistic that talks to revamp the NAFTA trade deal will be successful, its Americas division chief said on Tuesday after attending the opening… Link: Heineken optimistic on NAFTA revamp, opens new Mexico brewery

Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance Has Been Downgraded: Reports

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Sebastian Murdock , HuffPost•February 27, 2018     Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance Has Been Downgraded: Reports More Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser, has had his security clearance downgraded, Politico reports.   He has been downgraded from SCI (sensitive compartmented information) access to Secret level, according to the…

Chastanet says CARICOM summit ‘fruitful’

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has described a two-day intersessional summit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that ended in Haiti on Tuesday as being ‘ very fruitful.’ ‘I thought that the prime ministers came very serious. I think that we are all frustrated with how long it traditionally takes  to get…

ExxonMobil discovers more oil offshore Guyana

Source: Guyana Times …Trotman to be stripped of responsibility for oil …Dept of Energy to be created under Ministry of the Presidency ExxonMobil has discovered oil in a new well offshore Guyana. This announcement was made during Cabinet’s discussions on Tuesday when it was also disclosed that Government planned to strip away the…

Police accused of beating Enterprise man, residents

Source: Guyana Times Residents of the East Coast Demerara village of Enterprise are accusing ranks of the Vigilance Police Station of brutality following an incident that occurred last evening, which saw officers excessively beating an allegedly unarmed man while facing off with residents. Police have since refuted claims made by the residents by…

Wanted Baramita man shot by Police

Source: Guyana Times A Baramita, North West District (NWD) resident who is wanted for several offences committed within the community has been hospitalised in stable condition after he was shot twice in the leg by a Policeman during his arrest. According to Police reports, the incident occurred about 17:00h on Monday at Williams Area,…

GDF to brief parliamentary committee on border security

Source: Guyana Times President David Granger, ahead of his visit to Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini) today, announced that he has instructed the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to brief the parliamentary committee on security on the steps that were being taken to secure communities located along the 800-kilometre border with the Bolivarian Republic of…

Sprinters Qualify For World Juniors

Source: Antigua Observer The country’s young track and field athletes continue to flourish despite the absence of a useable facility here, with two sprinters qualifying for July’s IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Female sprinting sensation, Joella Lloyd of the Antigua Girls High School, qualified in both the 100 and 200 metres…

Paris St-Germain’s Neymar could still face Real Madrid

Source: Antigua Observer Paris St-Germain forward Neymar has a “small chance” of playing in next Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid. The 26-year-old Brazilian is recovering from a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle he suffered in Sunday’s Ligue 1 win over Marseille. PSG coach Unai Emery denied reports that the world’s most expensive…

Powell gets top marks for A-team captaincy

Source: Antigua Observer Kieran Powell has earned plaudits from West Indies A head coach Floyd Reifer for his captaincy during the ongoing three-match four-day “Test” series against England Lions. The Test opener has overseen a surprise series win over the visitors, after Windies A won the opening “Test” in Trelawny by two wickets…

Walker moves to block Barbudans voting in Antigua

Source: Antigua Observer Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) leader Trevor Walker has applied to the High Court for an interim injunction to stop the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) from conducting polling for Barbudans in Antigua on Election Day. The application names as respondents Nathaniel James, the ABEC chairman, and commissioners John Jarvis,…

Peterson: My son was out of contract

Source: Antigua Observer Peterson Griffith, the father of national footballer Quinton Griffith, has sought to bring public debate over players’ eligibility to play in the domestic league here. Speaking on the Good Morning Jojo Sports Show, Peterson said his son who plays for the Charleston Battery in the pro division of the United…

Another major oil find

Source: Stabroek News Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman yesterday announced another major oil find by ExxonMobil as well as the government’s decision to establish a Department of Energy which would take responsibility for the petroleum sector. Link: Another major oil find

Cops launch internal probe over reported cavity search of teen

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility has launched an investigation of the allegation that a cavity search was conducted on a 17-year-old Barbados-bound passenger at the Eugene F Correia International Airport at Ogle on Sunday. Link: Cops launch internal probe over reported cavity search of teen

GDF to brief Parliament committee on border security

Source: Stabroek News Yesterday, President David Granger, ahead of his visit to Baramita, Barima-Waini today, announced that he has instructed the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to brief the Parliamentary committee on security on the steps that are being taken to secure communities located along the 800-kilometre border with Venezuela as a result of…

Alaine Garcia, 35, reported missing, feared dead

Source: Amandala News HATTIEVILLE, Belize District, Mon. Feb. 26, 2018– A Hattieville man has been reported missing, but his family fears that he has been murdered. Alaine Garcia, 35, was last seen at around 5 a.m. last Tuesday, February 20, when he walked […] Link: Alaine Garcia, 35, reported missing, feared dead

Barrow administration “a sinking ship!” says Opposition

Source: Amandala News The Curacao registered tanker “Syrtos” awaits word of payment from Belize before discharging 300,000 gallons of fuel Reports are that 14 fuel tankers have arrived from El Salvador to help avert disaster BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 26, 2018– Characterizing the […] Link: Barrow administration “a sinking ship!” says Opposition

Akeem Augustine, 23, charged with attempted murder

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 23, 2018– He has been in the news several times, in some instances as the perpetrator and at other times as the target. Today, Akeem Augustine, 23, a laborer of 10 Croton Lane, was the defendant. […] Link: Akeem Augustine, 23, charged with attempted murder

City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots – Week 3 results

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 26, 2018– The City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots Tournament 2018 held its Week 3 games on Saturday, February 24, at the Yabra Field. In the 4 games played, Reality Youths clipped Sampson Academy, 2-1; Ladyville […] Link: City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots – Week

Tunapuna steelpan pioneer passes

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018On the night of February 20, steelpan pioneer, Cyril Goddard, was taken to meet his maker at age 85 years. Calling for younger-and-younger youth to get involved in pan in the 21st century, youth have always been involved in the artform from the 20th century despite its…

Fond memories of Maria Alonzo

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018Maria Teresa Alonzo, née Williams, founder and leader of the Goretti Group and teacher at Holy Name Convent, passed away on February 2, 2016. In tribute to her life as, a teacher, humanitarian, mentor, loyal friend and founder of the original Goretti Group singing group, a committee…

Soft on gun violence

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, February 28, 2018Responding to the February 14 deadly school shooting in Florida, US President Donald Trump resorted once again to casting the issue as one of mental illness, while disregarding the fact that gun violence took the life and promise of 17 people. In his seven-minute speech…

Sluggish technological advancements hindrances to economic growth, says ­Shaw

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Finance and Planning Minister Audley Shaw says that sluggish technological advancements are hindrances to aggressive economic growth in Jamaica and the Caribbean. He was making a presentation at the 7th International Development Bank (IDB) Annual… Link: Sluggish technological advancements hindrances to economic growth, says ­Shaw

Making the right connections

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Wednesday, February 28, 2018Communication, not competition, is the theme of Eleazar Noel’s new book, Get Connected: Making the Right Connections, which was launched on February 20. This is the 32-year-old entrepreneur’s first book, and focuses on the importance of using business networking not only in business but in life.…

MPs to comb through Budget at Standing Finance Committee

Source: Jamaica Gleaner As Parliamentarians carry out the nation’s business of combing through the Estimates of Expenditure at today’s meeting of the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament, one opposition lawmaker is expressing concern that the budgetary… Link: MPs to comb through Budget at Standing Finance Committee

Top Cop shocker

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Seelall Persaud applies, approves own gun dealership, firearm licences applications IN a shocking revelation, outgoing Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud late January applied to himself and granted approval for his business, Professional Outdoor Supplies, to be granted permission as a registered firearms dealer as well as being licensed to carry…

PRISON WARNING

Source: Barbados Advocate Prison Officer of the Year Derick Morris (left) receives his award from Superintendent of Prisons Lt. Col. John Nurse, while fellow officers look on. DO not be mistaken! This is the message Superintendent of Prisons, Lt. Col. John Nurse, has for those young people who seem to believe that HMP…

Alleged mastermind behind carjacking ring charged

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE alleged mastermind behind the carjacking ring in Kuru-Kuru, East Bank Demerara, was on Tuesday charged for receiving several stolen cars and removing their chassis numbers. Former policeman Jason Harry, 26, appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman and pleaded not guilty to five counts of receiving stolen property. He was…

Exxon strikes more oil

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE government on Tuesday announced that United States (U.S.) oil giant ExxonMobil has found more oil offshore Guyana. Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman in a video statement published by the Department of Public Information (DPI), said the latest discovery was made in the Pacora-1 well offshore Guyana. The Pacors-1…

President for Int’l Solar Alliance Summit in India

Source: Guyana Chronicle PRESIDENT David Granger on Tuesday accepted an official invitation to the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and Solar Summit from Indian High Commissioner, Mr. Venkatachalam Mahalingam and Ambassador of the French Republic to Guyana, Mr. Antoine Joly, at the Ministry of the Presidency. The event, which will be held…

Another Suspected Drug Plane Down in Corozal

Source: Channel 5 Belize The illicit drug trade appears to be thriving in northern Belize.  In the past twenty-four-hours, two suspected drug planes, or what was left of them, were found at different locations in Orange Walk and Corozal Districts. This morning, the news was that a drug plane landed early on Monday night…

Going Inside the ‘BSAG Eight’ Case

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are more details tonight on the deadly beating of Ariel Audinette Salazar at his house in Orange Walk.  Eight lawmen are spending their second night behind bars, charged with his murder and the attempted murder of Oscar Payes. They are not cooperating with the investigation, so there are lingering…

Major fallout at Bar Council

Source: Guyana Chronicle …several executives resign, refuse to challenge GECOM chair appointment AROUND five members of the Guyana Bar Association have resigned or ceased attending meetings after disagreeing with other members of the body to file a court challenge against President David Granger’s appointment of Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana…

Cameras Did Not Record Humphrey Mitchell Death in Police Vehicle

Source: Channel 5 Belize The death of forty-four-year-old Humphrey Mitchell on Saturday has prompted the Belize Police Department to revisit its standard operating procedures where arrests and transportation of persons in custody are concerned.  Mitchell, a Jamaican national who moved to Belize several years ago, was being escorted from Sarawee Village to Dangriga in…

Sandra Jovel Comes to Belize; Warmly Welcomed

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala were today at the western border for an official visit to the office of the Organization of American States, joined by the new special representative to the O.A.S.’ Secretary General, Washington Abdala. They took in special performances from neighboring children of the area…

Region Five officials, PPP MPs clash over unpaid security guards

Source: Kaieteur News The workers gathered at the boardroom before they were told to vacate A meeting organised by the Region Five Chairman, Vickchand Ramphal, with disgruntled security workers attached Integrated Security Services and opposition Region Five Representative/ Member of Parliament, Harry Gill at the Region’s boardroom was crashed by APNU/AFC supporters and…

ExxonMobil should specify how many locals, expatriates are working here and their positions –Ram … “Saying your workforce is 60 or 70 percent Guyanese is not good enough”

Source: Kaieteur News “It is simply not enough for USA oil giant, ExxonMobil, to tell the nation that it employs more than 60 percent Guyanese for its operations. Civil society needs to see what this translates to. “They need to see how many of the 60 percent are actually employed as cooks, cleaners,…

Late night festival

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ SINGERS in TT continue to amaze adjudicator Dorothy Howden at the 32nd Biennial Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival (north) held at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. After the APA Operatic Ensemble performed Menotti’s Amahal and the Night Visitors, Howden said the song is a universal choice and it was… Link:

Make healthy eating choices

Source: Newsday DR CLAUDETTE MITCHELL SOMETIMES during a discussion with friends people might remark, “please get to the heart of the matter”; as well as, perhaps others may even indicate that we need the facts or just state the truth. Whatever the case, getting to the heart of the matter is critical,… Link:

Urgent appeal granted for table tennis body

Source: Newsday THE TT Table Tennis Association (TTTTA) has succeeded in obtaining an urgent appeal of a judge’s decision which has prevented it from taking further action on its decision to select players Aaron Wilson and Yuvraaj Dookram for the Commonwealth Games. Justice of Appeal Nolan Bereaux, in a ruling delivered yesterday,… Link:

East meets West at Milo Games

Source: Newsday EAST WILL meet West, as for the first time, schools in East Port of Spain will compete for titles at the Nestle Milo-sponsored Kelvin Nancoo Primary School Games at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo. For the past 31 years, Nestle Milo has sponsored the Milo West Games for schools… Link:

CIBC FirstCaribbean Sponsors The Dignified Girl Project

Source: Bahamas Weekly A volunteer with the Bahamas Crisis Centre, Phillipa Dean, was so moved by learning of the struggle of many of the women attendees to afford undergarments for their daughters, that she started a new volunteer group called “The Dignified Girl Project.” Now the program is preparing for their next quarterly…

Fines will hurt the poor

Source: Nation Newspaper Permit me to offer an opinion on one aspect of the recent legislation dealing with traffic offences. I particularly refer to the size of penalties for drivers guilty of using mobile phones while driving…. Link: Fines will hurt the poor

Doesn’t want paper phone directory

Source: Cayman News Service I am sick of people leaving promotional junk on my doorstep. I religiously recycle everything it is possible to recycle in the Cayman Islands and strongly object to having these magazines, leaflets and whatever — which I call unasked for garbage — left for me whether I want them or…

X-actly!

Source: Nation Newspaper Commonwealth citizens living and working in Barbados have already started taking advantage of a High Court decision handed down on Monday which reaffirmed their right to vote in the next general election…. Link: X-actly!

Lewis, Allicock for Mexico training camp

Source: Guyana Chronicle … GBA provides insurance for boxers FRESH from his first-round dismantling of St Lucian Nathan Ferrari last Sunday, Guyana and Caribbean light welterweight champion Colin `Superman’ Lewis is scheduled to leave for Mexico this afternoon to commence a one-week training camp. Lewis will be accompanied by Guyana and Caribbean bantamweight…

Sewage resolution nearing

Source: Nation Newspaper A fix to the sewage problems on the South Coast seems to be getting closer to reality. That’s because work on the injection wells touted by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to help mitigate the overflows… Link: Sewage resolution nearing

Nod for warders

Source: Nation Newspaper Fifty prison officers have been given a boost of confidence in their jobs as a result of securing appointments and promotions.  Appointments have been a contentious issue for a number of them for some… Link: Nod for warders

Scotiabank presents bursaries to youth football players

Source: Guyana Chronicle SCOTIABANK Guyana last Saturday, presented bursaries to 16 students from across Guyana who are part of the GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centres (ATCs) and have excelled both academically and technically at their respective ATCs. The bursaries, valued at G$30 000, were presented at the Boardroom of the GFF Secretariat by Scotiabank’s…

COPA Airlines on board with GFC/Brazilians final on March 3

Source: Guyana Chronicle COPA Airlines and the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) have strengthened their collaboration, geared towards the development of football in Guyana. This new partnership, which began in the latter part of 2016, seeks to facilitate talented Guyanese footballers in reaching their full potential by taking advantage of opportunities both at home…

$9m to bail out CBC

Source: Nation Newspaper The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) owes overseas programme suppliers and local contractors $9.2 million and Government is coming up with the money to pay up. For weeks now, subscribers to… Link: m to bail out CBC

Seven-member table tennis team for CAC Qualifiers

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA’S national men’s and women’s table tennis teams departed yesterday for Cuba to seek qualification for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games. The event begins today and goes until March 4 with the Latin American Table Tennis Championship beginning immediately after The seven-member team includes national men’s table tennis…

Con woman comes clean

Source: Nation Newspaper Five years ago, Sally Ann Rosita Ramsay played a part in conning two elderly returning nationals out of $28 000. Yesterday, Ramsay confessed her part in the scam and is now awaiting sentencing from… Link: Con woman comes clean

What is causing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018Geologist Xavier Moonan does not believe the massive coastal erosion which occurred at Bamboo Village, Cedros, was related to the series of minor earthquakes and recent volcanic eruption experienced in T&T in the past few weeks. Rather, Moonan, who lectures in Structural Geology and Advanced Petroleum Geology…

Low fence to stop dirty money in T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, February 28, 2018Agriculture Minister tells SenateT&T is open for business for dirty money and anybody in the business of financing terrorism will make this country the conduit for the movement of illicit funds.Making T&T its source, according to Minister of Agriculture Senator Clarence Rambharat, is easy because there…

15-year wait for justice

Source: Trinidad Guardian SASCHA WILSONPublished: Wednesday, February 28, 2018Assembly of Southern Lawyers president Ramesh Deena yesterday complained about the long delays in criminal trials after two men were acquitted 15 years after they were charged. Deena made the comment shortly after his client Paul Granger, 56, a gardener and Sherlan Bailey, 42, a PH…

Officials meet resistVillagers refuse to leave homes

Source: Trinidad Guardian RADHICA DE SILVAPublished: Wednesday, February 28, 2018radhica.sookraj@guardian.co.tt Despite the trauma of seeing their neighbours’ houses swallowed by the sea due to ongoing coastal erosion, heartbroken Bamboo Village, Cedros residents yesterday refused to leave their properties against the advice of security personnel on hand to help them. When the T&T Guardian visited…

Cheque ready for chopper pilots—Dillon

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Wednesday, February 28, 2018radhica.sookraj@guardian.co.tt A cheque has already been prepared to pay helicopter pilots attached to the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) Air Division, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday. Speaking to the Guardian during a tour at Bamboo Village, Cedros, Dillon said arrangements have already been made to…

The Editor Speaks: Old and discriminated against. If I can’t be the young and handsome St George – I’ll be the Dragon.

Source: Cayman Eye News ‘“ We are all familiar with racism and sexism – but what about “ageism?” ‘“Ageism” was first defined by Dr. Robert Butler in 1968 as “a systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against people because they are old.” “Social scientists agree that when we meet new people, we automatically first look…

Two-Day IDB Caribbean Governors Meeting

Source: Cayman Eye News From Jamaica Information Service Photo: Contributed IDB Logo Story Highlights A two-day meeting of Caribbean governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) gets underway on Monday (Feb. 26), at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. The meeting will include a series of bilateral and plenary sessions and is intended…

Unusual furniture

Source: Cayman Eye News Unusual Furniture Design: These Super-Beds from China Come Loaded With Accessories BY RAIN NOE From Core77 Shockingly, most of them are less than USD $500 I think the hours we spend sleeping are enough time to spend in a single piece of furniture. But for those who disagree, there are…

Prime Minister invites international organisations to observe general elections

Source: Antigua Chronicle ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda –  27 February, 2018..….  Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne has written to the Secretaries-General of three multilateral organisations inviting them to observe the March 21 General Elections. Letters of invitation have been dispatched to the Secretaries-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of American…

Privy Council: Judge should have disclosed potential conflict

Source: Cayman Compass From November 2011 to September 2014, former Grand Court Justice Peter Cresswell presided over the liquidation of the the BTU Power Company, a Cayman-registered company whose shareholders included several Qatari government entities. Link: Privy Council: Judge should have disclosed potential conflict

New electric vans for DHL Express

Source: Cayman Compass DHL Express Cayman has replaced two of five pickup and delivery diesel-powered vehicles with high-efficiency electric cargo vans. The measure is part of Deutsche Post DHL’s GoGreen program to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent by the year 2020 from the level seen in 2007. Link: New electric vans for

JP Integra passes $6 billion in assets under administration

Source: Cayman Compass Hedge fund and private equity administrator JP Fund Administration (Cayman) Ltd. has grown its assets under administration (AUA) to more than $5 billion bringing JP Integra’s group total AUA to more than $6 billion. Link: JP Integra passes billion in assets under administration

CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting discussions conclude on high note

Source: Bahamas Weekly Caribbean Community leaders discussed a number of topical issues ranging from disaster management, mitigation and recovery to mandatory evacuations for regional citizens during natural disasters during the two days of the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community that ended Tuesday afternoon. Regional…

UVI Bulletin Board for March

Source: St. John Source University of the Virgin Islands – St. Croix Campus Greenleaf VI II, Inc. Gives Generously to UVI Rise Relief Fund Over 2,600 students and staff members at the University of the Virgin Islands were negatively impacted by the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Greenleaf VI…

Netball: Phoenix, North Village & Red Win

Source: Bernews Senior league make-up netball matches took place at the Bernard Park as the Bermuda Netball Association League Season continued. The North Village Lady Rams Whites defeated Robin Hood 43 – 19, Zariah Amory scored 25 goals for the North Village Lady Rams White, while Nikita Trott added 18 goals, Jesse… Link:

Bermuda Wins ICC World T20 Qualifier Opener

Source: Bernews Bermuda concluded their inning in their ICC Americas Regional Twenty20 Opener against host Argentina scoring 209/7, winning the match. Kamau Leverock was the top scorer out for 93. He hit 12 fours and 4 sixes, while Janeiro Tucker added 40 off 33 with 5 fours and 1 six. Bermuda Win… Link:

PM says he will make ‘amendments’ to his cabinet

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has announced that he intends to make ‘amendments’ to his current cabinet of ministers. His disclosure follows reports that he intends to hand his public service portfolio to a new minister. In addition to bring Prime Minister, Chastanet is currently Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation,…

Amnesty International 2018 human rights report: Dominican Republic

Source: Curacao Chronicle LONDON – Amnesty International has published its 2018 annual report, covering the human rights situation in the world during 2017, including a number of Caribbean nations. Dominican Republic 2017/2018 Limited progress was made in solving the statelessness crisis. Abortion remained criminalized in all circumstances. Excessive use of force by the…

Man stable after serious head injuries

Source: The Royal Gazette A man was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after being involved in a three-vehicle collision tonight. A police spokesman said the victim was trapped under a car and had to be freed by firefighters. The injured man was taken by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. As…

US mosquito expert lands top job at MRCU

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The new head of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) is an American mosquito expert, government officials confirmed Tuesday. Dr James “Jim” McNelly will start work in Cayman on Monday, 5 March, when he leaves his current job at the Mosquito Control Division of Volusia County in Florida, where he…

Temperature at school topic in parliament

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – It is often too hot in schools, which makes it difficult for students and teachers to concentrate. That is what both opposition and coalition parties agreed upon in parliament. That is why both sides of parliament will meet to discuss this topic and find a solution for a…

The disappearing act of Plan B refinery Curaçao

Source: Curacao Chronicle The Multidisciplinary Project Team (MDPT) was installed by Decree on 29th November 2013 to be in charge of modernizing the oil refinery in Curaçao. This Decree also created a sub-committee to lead Plan B, the redevelopment of the area currently occupied by the refinery in case the refinery is shut…

Exxon Mobil finds more oil offshore Guyana

Source: iNews Guyana ExxonMobil Guyana has discovered more oil offshore Guyana after another major exploration campaign and exercise. The discovery was made in the Pacora-1 Well offshore. This announcement was made this afternoon by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman after today’s Cabinet meeting, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI). The…

Butterfield fall 2.35 in New York

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank remained at 46 after 1,798 were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange, the banks shares were down 1. 10, or 2. 35 per cent, at 47. 50. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was unchanged at 2,584. 24, while the BSX Insurance…

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