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February 20, 2018

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Musical treat for Westmeath seniors

Source: The Royal Gazette Seniors at Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home were treated to a musical blast from the past on Valentines Day. Ukulele player Lyndy Thatcher got feet tapping as she serenaded a large crowd with hits from the Second World War and classic rocknroll. Ms Thatcher, a real estate agent for…

Oxfam apologises to Haiti over sex scandal

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Oxfam apologises to Haiti over sex scandal appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Oxfam Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Simon Ticehurst leaves the offices of the Minister of Planning and External Cooperation after a meeting with the Minister of Planning and External Cooperation,

With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS – Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a… Link: With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

Clarke House VFCSS Inter-House Champions Again

Source: The Voice THE Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort was abuzz on Thursday last as Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School staged its … The post Clarke House VFCSS Inter-House Champions Again appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Clarke House VFCSS Inter-House Champions Again

Prison employees meet during working hours

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Personnel of the prison SDKK met yesterday morning during working hours. This meeting was organized by the trade union ABVO. The aim was to inform staff about SDKK’s rehabilitation and reorganization plans. According to sources, there are problems between the change managers and the staff. It has been…

Video: Perinchief Breaks Bermuda Indoor Record

Source: Bernews Competing in a track meet in the United States, Bermuda’s Jah-Nhai Perinchief achieved an indoor personal best of 2.22m/7-3 1/4 in the high jump to win the event, setting a new Bermuda record in the process. Perinchief’s leap broke his own Bermuda Indoor Record of 2.17, it also moved him up to… Link:

Black Market Medicines in Havana

Source: Havana Times Medicine being sold on the black market or “on the side” is a very delicate subject. We all know about the difficult situation this country has with relation to medicines, both in manufacturing or importing them. Link: Black Market Medicines in Havana

SPLT20 Renews Partnership With LUCELEC

Source: The Voice THE St Lucia Premier League T20 (SPL T20) is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with electricity company … The post SPLT20 Renews Partnership With LUCELEC appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SPLT20 Renews Partnership With LUCELEC

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Unvaccinated young children are at highest risk of contracting measles (BBC) – Europe has seen a big surge in measles cases in 2017, which the World Health Organization says is a

Lili Bermuda Showcased At Polo Cup In Florida

Source: Bernews On Saturday, February 17, Lili Bermuda was showcased for the first time at the Windsor Charity Polo Cup in Vero Beach, Florida. Lili Bermuda Owner and Master Perfumer, Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, gladly accepted the invitation to participate, and a Specialty Retail Village offered Lili Bermuda a unique opportunity to introduce their… Link:

Hamilton Underwriting Reorganizes Team

Source: Bernews Hamilton Underwriting Limited, the managing agency of Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyd’s operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, announced the details of a reorganization of its underwriting team. Pending approval from Lloyd’s, the following promotions will take effect: Head of Specialty Adrian Daws and Head of Direct & Facultative Property Miles… Link:

Camel-based baby formula to hit shelves in Dubai

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Camel-based baby formula to hit shelves in Dubai appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – A UAE-based company has unveiled what it calls the world’s first camel-based baby formula, an instant powder mix aimed mainly at infants allergic to cow’s milk. The Emirates Industry for


Source: The Anguillian     The Executive Council has approved a way forward following the submission of the results of the STEPS Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factor Survey which was conducted in Anguilla during the latter six months of 2016. The random survey, which also included a school health survey, was a joint exercise…

Governor, CM Press Conference ANGUILLIAN DELEGATION TO UK & EUROPE CM To sign 2.8 Million Euros EDF Grant

Source: The Anguillian       An Anguilla Government delegation, headed by Chief Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr. Victor Banks, and including Deputy Governor, Mr. Perin Bradley, and Dr. Aidan Harrigan, Permanent Secretary, Finance, will travel to London this weekend for financial, technical and public service meetings with British Government officials. Among…

EDITORIAL: Correcting an Unnecessary Wrong

Source: The Anguillian       Effective 5th February, 2018 there has been a realignment of the portfolios of five of the seven permanent secretaries. This realignment reflects what persons acquainted with the usual workings of the public service expected to follow Chief Minister Banks’ proposed reassignment of ministerial portfolios in early 2017.…

iciHaiti – Canada : $15M aid to improve Emergency Relief

Source: Haiti Libre On behalf of the Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, Emmanuel Dubourg, Member of Parliament for the Federal District of Bourassa, Monday announced that Canada will contribute $15.15 million over 3 years to… Link: iciHaiti – Canada : M aid to improve Emergency Relief

Matrixstream partners with Digicel PlayGo

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Redwood Shores, CA  – February 9, 2018 Matrixstream is partnering with Digicel PlayGo to stream live Winter Olympic sporting events OTT(Over the Top) in the Caribbean.  The premier IPTV platform allows any user to access 8 live Olympic feeds, including 24 hour Winter    Olympic news, over any mobile…

All visits to GP suspended

Source: Jamaica Star All visits are suspended at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, popularly known as ‘GP’, in Kingston until further notice.According to Superintendent Ivan Randall, this decision was impacted by the two large holes discovered by prison… Link: All visits to GP suspended

Evangelist said she was once demon possessed

Source: Jamaica Star While battling suicidal thoughts and actually attempting to take her life, Gizelle Small said she decided to attend a crusade near her house in 2015.”Di day when mi guh church that was the day that I discovered that I was demon possessed,” she told… Link: Evangelist said she was once

Estella Thelwell going strong at 107

Source: Jamaica Star Estella Thelwell celebrated her 107th birthday on Valentine’s Day, February 14. She is convinced that it is the continued blessings from the Lord that has kept her alive.”Lots of people always ask me say how me no stay like people who in them 80s,… Link: Estella Thelwell going strong at

'Vagina Lady' hosts womb parties

Source: Jamaica Star Offers healing to sick womenRamona Riley thought that she would never have a child because of a disease affecting her womb.However, she decided to heal herself and use her experiences to help others.Riley, 35, said that when she was 28, doctors said… Link: ‘Vagina Lady’ hosts womb parties

Brother and sister take final journey together

Source: Jamaica Star Cecil Campbell and Beverly Stewart, brother and sister, were both born in Congo Town, Wakefield, Trelawny. They were born in different years and they led different lives. Cecil studied International law and Beverly, after a short stint as a teacher… Link: Brother and sister take final journey together

Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

Source: Nation Newspaper   LONDON – Iran has located a passenger plane that crashed with 65 people on board, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after it disappeared from radar over mountainous terrain, increasing… Link: Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to share stage with US conservatives

Source: Suriname Times Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the former young star of France’s far-right Front National, is to speak at a high-profile US gathering of conservatives and Republicans outside Washington this week, addressing the event shortly after the US vice-president, Mike Pence. Maréchal-Le Pen – who is more religious and socially conservative than her…

End In Sight for Bozine Land Dispute

Source: Jones Bahamas If all goes as planned, a nearly 15-year-old property dispute could soon be over for weary Bozine Town residents. Area representative Brensil Rolle recently told the Bahama Journal that barring legal impediments, there’s already an agreement on the land issue. “We sent in surveyors to survey and look at the…

New System Set to Modernise Customs Department and Increase Bahamas Rank for Ease of Doing Business

Source: Jones Bahamas Come this April, the Customs Department’s import and export system will be completely revamped into a paperless, a speedier, more efficient process with the introduction of the Bahamian Electronic Single Window (BESW), one of the outcomes of a public/private a cooperative initiative involving Bahamas Customs, The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce…

NIB Reform Foreshadowed

Source: Jones Bahamas The $20 million the National Insurance Board (NIB) lost in 2016 has forced its Board to make changes. According to National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle, the loss of so much money prompted the need to have at least two workshops. “We’re going to engage our Compliance Division, so that people…

Black Panther Showing Inspires & Assists Charity

Source: Bernews [Written by Hafid James] This all started with my good friend Kara Simmons and I deciding to celebrate the Black Panther opening, a cultural game changer, by getting a few friends and fellow nerds together, buying out a cinema and enjoying the film. It exploded very quickly from a few… Link:

The Future of Cuba Lies in Asia

Source: Havana Times Cuba doesn’t need to invent cold water! The historic and unyielding solidarity between Vietnam, China and Cuba only needs Cuba to relax some archaic regulations… Link: The Future of Cuba Lies in Asia

HOA Signed With OBAN – 80% Bahamian Workforce Promised

Source: Jones Bahamas Grand Bahama’s jobless rate may be headed for decline. Chairman of Oban Energies Oil Storage and Refinery Company Peter Kreiger has revealed plans to have a workforce primarily made up of Bahamians. “Our local supplier program will ensure that there is a direct financial investment in the local community and…

Bitt on trial in Montserrat

Source: Cana News BRADES, Montserrat,Feb. 20, CMC – Premier Donaldso… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: Bitt on trial in Montserrat

EYEWITNESS: Between a rock and a hard place…

Source: iNews Guyana …with coalition politics You may think, dear reader, your Eyewitness is a tad too taken up (obsessed?) with the trials and tribulations of the AFC and APNU marriage pact. But as he took pains to point out before, it’s not just a matter about the wankers in the two parties…

Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase on trial

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing. His father goes on trial Tuesday in Ceuta, a Spanish overseas territory in northern Morocco which migrants from Africa regularly…

iciHaiti – Politic : Project «Port-de-Paix First»

Source: Haiti Libre As part of the project «Port-de-Paix First» (Port-de-Paix d’abord) launched by the municipality, Mayor Josue Alusma, accompanied by his Communications Advisor Herby Woolff Mortimer met on February 18 with yhe Senator of North West Onondieu Louis… Link: iciHaiti – Politic : Project «Port-de-Paix First»

Haiti – Canada : $8.3M contribution to Help Women

Source: Haiti Libre Canada believes that a society is more prosperous, more peaceful, safer and more united when women’s rights are respected and when they are valued and empowered… Link: Haiti – Canada : .3M contribution to Help Women

SPLT20 Renews Partnership With LUCELEC

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The St Lucia Premier League T20 (SPL T20) is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with electricity company LUCELEC, for the upcoming season, scheduled for June 1st to 17th. LUCELEC came on board as the Powered by Sponsor in the inaugural season of the Tournament, and…

Sport Scoreboard, February 20, 2018

Source: The Royal Gazette For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Link: Sport Scoreboard, February 20, 2018

Wells rules himself out of friendlies

Source: The Royal Gazette Nahki Wells has ruled himself out of Bermudas international friendly matches in the Caribbean next month. The Gombey Warriors will play Antigua and Barbuda on March 21 before facing Barbados on March 25. Wells missed Bermudas Caribbean Cup campaign in 2016 and has not played for his country since scoring…

Burt 6040 reform will move at slow pace

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt told a business audience yesterday that he would consult widely and move slowly on reforming the 6040 rule. In his maiden Budget statement last Friday, the Premier and finance minister announced his intention to ease restrictions to allow foreigners to own up to 60 per cent of a…

Island law firms recognised by Chambers

Source: The Royal Gazette A number of lawyers from Appleby Bermuda and Carey Olsen Bermuda have been recognised in the 2018 Chambers Global Rankings. Keith Robinson, a partner of Carey Olsen Bermuda is recognised for his particular emphasis on Bermudian trust disputes and hailed as a fine trusts lawyer, while managing partner Michael Hanson…

Still no sign of Willy

Source: Nation Newspaper Daquan “Willy” St Hill has still not been found. However, police public relations officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said their investigations were continuing. St Hill was reported missing… Link: Still no sign of Willy

Lyndy Thatcher Performs At Westmeath

Source: Bernews This past Wednesday, Lyndy Thatcher, a Bermuda real estate agent for Rego Sotheby’s International Realty, shared her love of music by performing on her ukulele in front of a large crowd at Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home in Pembroke for Valentine’s Day. “It felt so good to provide entertainment… Link:

20 Feb Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 20 Feb Tue 2018 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Moderate to fresh easterly winds and rough seas will continue across the Cayman area as a ridge of high pressure strengthens over the Northwest Caribbean. Radar images show isolated showers around the Cayman area moving towards the west. Sunshine just makes…

Unrest erupts in east Port of Spain after police killing

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Neighbours and friends of 25-year-old Akel “Christmas” James are disputing the police’s claims over the circumstances surrounding his death. Link: Unrest erupts in east Port of Spain after police killing

McClean gets down to business

Source: Nation Newspaper Senator Maxine McClean appeared upbeat yesterday in Parliament Yard, nine days after a “traumatic” experience of being assaulted and robbed at an automatic teller machine (ATM). The Minister of Foreign… Link: McClean gets down to business

White Goods Collection Service Begins

Source: News 784 The first White Goods Collection exercise for this year by the Solid Waste Management Unit in the Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA) has commenced. The service, which commenced in September 2011, has been conducted twice yearly in the months of February and September. The collection service commenced on Monday of this week…

Jamaica police launch probe as teen claims to be next school shooter

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Police High Command on Monday launched a multi-agency probe surrounding the circulation of an audio clip with the voice, believed to be that of a teenager, claiming that he will be the next… Link: Jamaica police launch probe as teen claims to be next school shooter

No witnesses: public hearings postponed again

Source: Guyana Times Lindo Creek massacre CoI The lack of willingness on the part of witnesses to come forward is being blamed for the delay to commence the public hearing of the Commission of Inquiry into the Lindo Creek massacre. The initial public hearing was postponed last Thursday when Commissioner, Justice (ret’d) Donald…

“AFC got more than it deserved” – WPA

Source: Guyana Times Cummingsburg accord By Samuel Sukhnandan The Alliance For Change (AFC) stands to lose more than they would gain if they are to revise the Cummingsburg Accord that was struck between itself and the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Executive, Dr David Hinds has opined. Dr…

Bandits invade New Amsterdam home

Source: Guyana Times …escapes with cash, jewellery A gang of five men, all armed with guns, invaded an Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam home. Reports are the men at about 11:35h on Sunday, invaded the Lot 767 Timmers Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam home which also houses a business in the lower flat. Somawattie…

CH&PA shells out $1B for GuySuCo lands

Source: Guyana Times …but does not know where land is situated A conundrum arose before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday, when it was revealed that in 2016, the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) shelled out $1 billion for land but does not know where it is located. CH&PA’s acting Finance…

Puerto Rico’s Population after Hurricane Maria

Source: Puerto Rico Report Puerto Rico has received federal disaster recovery funding in the most recent budget bill passed by Congress. In addition to rebuilding from the catastrophic damage caused by the hurricanes of 2017, Puerto Rico needs economic growth over the long term. The Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico recommended…

Teenage accused to face trial over murder of Top Cop’s brother

Source: Stabroek News A 16-year-old was yesterday committed to stand trial for the murder of Hemant Persaud, the brother of Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, who was fatally stabbed last year at the Stabroek Market. Link: Teenage accused to face trial over murder of Top Cop’s brother

Granville rocked by anger and grief – community mourns murdered 14-y-o

Source: Jamaica Gleaner   WESTERN BUREAU: It was a mixture of anger and grief in Brown’s Lane in Granville, St. James yesterday, as while some residents were mourning the brutal murder of 14-year-old Tianna Clarke, others were lamenting the fact that they… Link: Granville rocked by anger and grief – community mourns murdered 14-y-o

Social Cohesion Ministry launches Mash band

Source: Guyana Chronicle STAYING true to local culture, the Ministry of Social Cohesion, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, launched its Mash band on Monday at the E. R. Burrowes School of Arts, boasting 300 plus costumes and revellers. The ministry’s mash band takes on the look and feel of ‘everything Guyanese’ by…

Forensic audit for City Hall

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Auditor General says financial info hard to get from the municipality AUDITOR General (AG), Deodat Sharma has announced that his office will soon conduct a forensic audit of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown since the management of the municipality has failed to provide important financial information to…

GFC still to recover $80M owed by BaiShanLin

Source: Guyana Chronicle CHINESE company, BaiShanLin, owes the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) in excess of $80M and the commission aims to recover the outstanding debt in collaboration with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). This is according to Chairperson of the GFC’s Board of Directors, Jocelyn Dow, at a press briefing on Monday, at…

Cabinet approves new command structure for police

Source: Guyana Chronicle TWO years after the announcement by the government to implement a regional commander system to foster effective management of the country’s geographical location, the proposal has been approved. On the sidelines of the opening of the Police Officers’ Conference on Thursday, Minister of Public security, Khemraj Ramjattan told the Guyana…

ExxonMobil contract anti-Constitution–says Ram

Source: Kaieteur News Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram “Just imagine. A sovereign state is prevented from altering the Agreement either directly or indirectly by new laws or policies, but an arbitral tribunal can do so! If Chapter 1:01 of the Laws of Guyana sets out the country’s constitution, this Petroleum Agreement, signed AFTER the world’s…

Talk Tent was no laughing matter

Source: Trinidad Guardian …in spite of plenty comedyPeter Ray BloodPublished: Tuesday, February 20, 2018Late comedian John Agitation must have smiled from beyond last weekend when Keensdee Productions staged the 35th anniversary of Talk Tent at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, on Friday to Sunday, and the artistes all paid special tribute to him. With a…

Linden town treasurer refuses to sign off illegally on cheques

Source: Kaieteur News Treasurer of the Linden Town Council, Audrey Nelson (left) with PAC member, Juan Edghill Treasurer of the Linden Town Council, Audrey Nelson, was yesterday commended for standing up to councillors by refusing to authorize spending of government funds without following the correct legal procedures. During the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)…

Naps whip Pres in U-14 clash

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Tuesday, February 20, 2018Naparima College won the opening Under-14 match of the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League yesterday against crosstown rivals Presentation College San Fernando at Lewis Street San Fernando. Presentation Under-16 team has defeated Naps on Monday, but the U-14 team took revenge with an easy win under…

Winston up for a ‘Prize’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Tuesday, February 20, 2018Sweet Symphony looks nailed on to make one of three places in a nine-runner Fillies’ Novice Stakes over seven furlongs of Wolverhampton tapeta tonight when the only conceivable danger is Hugo Palmer trained newcomer, Dieulefit, mount of Josephine Gordon. Few trainers win first-up but Palmer isn’t…

Wrong mix: abuse and love

Source: Newsday SANDRINE RATTAN WITH WOMEN IN MIND Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache –Iyanla Vanzant BEING able to know the difference between a squeeze of love and one of abuse is the start of understanding that if someone… Link:

NAAA: Thompson deserves elite funding

Source: Newsday JOEL BAILEY EPHRAIM SERRETTE, president of the NAAA (National Association of Athletic Administrations), has expressed his organisation’s support towards three-time Olympic medallist Richard Thompson, concerning the sprinter’s desire to get clarity on his application for elite athlete assistance for the fiscal year 2017-2018. It was reported on Sunday Newsday that… Link:

Las Lomas stop TSTT in Courts All Sectors

Source: Newsday JOYCELYN MARCELLE was in irresistible form on Saturday, as she led Las Lomas to a 48-34 victory over TSTT, in a Championship Division encounter, as the Courts All Sectors Netball League continued at the Maloney Indoor Arena. Marcelle, a goal-attack, netted 32 goals from 44 tries while goal-shoot Raquel Russell… Link:

Dwight Yorke sued by Soca monarch

Source: Guyana Chronicle PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former Trinidad & Tobago and Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke is being sued by reigning Chutney Soca Monarch, Neval Chatelal, for the non-payment of a TT$250 000 (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) loan. Yorke, 46, was reportedly loaned the money in March last year…

Lodge students ‘put out of bus’

Source: Nation Newspaper A parent is demanding answers after saying his child was one of several Lodge School students put out of a Transport Board bus in the rain yesterday without good reason. The parent, who requested anonymity,… Link: Lodge students ‘put out of bus’

East PoS residents promise more protests

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018East Port-of-Spain residents are vowing to continue their protests over the killing of a resident throughout this week. They made the claim as they played a game of cat and mouse with the security personnel during a second round of protest action yesterday afternoon. Shortly after this…

Cops to reviewvideo footageto detect law breakers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018Port-of-Spain Division Snr Supt Floris Hodge-Griffith says the events surrounding yesterday’s protests in East Port-of-Spain were recorded and charges will be laid against any individual who breached the law. In a release after the first protest yesterday morning, Griffith assured that normalcy had been fully restored to…

Nafeesa terminated as PM’s adviser

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Tuesday, February 20, 2018Attorney Nafeesa Mohammed’s short term contract with the Prime Minister’s Office was terminated yesterday. This was confirmed by Mohammed, who said a letter to that effect was received. She had been employed on contract as a legal adviser with the Prime Minister since last December, she…

Garbage collectors ambushed, threatened

Source: Trinidad Guardian Camille ClarkePublished: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Police believe a garbage contractor was yesterday ambushed and threatened by protesting East Port-of-Spain residents, who then ordered him to unload a truck full of garbage at the corner of Quarry and Observatory Streets. This was the information Port-of-Spain Mayor Joel Martinez said he received…

East PoS residents in second protest

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek Achong & Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 A small battalion of heavily armed soldiers and police were deployed to communities of East Port-of-Spain yesterday evening, as law enforcement agencies braced for continued protests from residents last night. The protest action, which virtually ground all activity in East Dry River…

Child kick probe

Source: Nation Newspaper The Child Care Board is on alert and the Royal Barbados Police Force is investigating a case of what appears to be child abuse in relation to a video sent to the DAILY NATION which shows a young woman… Link: Child kick probe

Murder Strikes Quiet North Side Neighborhood

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was another murder over the weekend that police have to crack. Just before midnight on Sunday, a City Council employee was shot and killed. Thirty-five-year-old Luis Dominguez, better known as Esse, was at a yard in the Kings Park area when a gunman unleashed a barrage of bullets that…

Out West, Humble Artisan Perishes on Roadside

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was further loss of life over the weekend. In the west, forty-six-year-old Arcenio Itza was knocked down and killed in a hit and run on Saturday night. But his family didn’t find out until late on Sunday. The Succotz carver was walking along the George Price Highway when a…

C.C.J. Puts Pressure on Gov’t to Honor Consent Order

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Mayas of southern Belize continue their fight with the Government of Belize, represented by the Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission to enforce the historic consent order made on April twenty-second, 2015, to develop a mechanism to recognize the already agreed communal land rights of the indigenous Maya people. But…

Man shot dead

Source: Nation Newspaper Less than two months into 2018, Barbados has recorded its fifth suspicious death, three of them gun-related. Last night, Adrian Rommel Griffith, also known as “Laddy”, was gunned down in Belleview,… Link: Man shot dead

Bees have no plan, says Sinckler

Source: Nation Newspaper A pig in a poke is what Minister of Finance Chis Sinckler says the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is selling to the Barbadian public.  Speaking at a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) meeting at… Link: Bees have no plan, says Sinckler

Conquerors double up

Source: Nation Newspaper COB St Giles Conquerors flexed their muscles to once again become the double-crown winners of the National Primary Schools Athletics Championships Jim Wedderburn Zone at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex yesterday…. Link: Conquerors double up


Source: Newsday LAST FRIDAY, Government and Opposition MPs in the House of Representatives sent a strong signal when they united to approve the most comprehensive reform of the insurance industry since 1980. The unanimous vote in support of the Insurance Bill 2016 hopefully heralds a new era of fiscal and regulatory maturity… Link:

The Editor Speaks: Honda Civics

Source: Cayman Eye News There is a spate of car theft here. It seems hardly a weekend goes by when we learn of another car theft or thefts. The stealing seems to be in pairs. Just this weekend we received a report from the RCIPS of two more cars gone missing. And once again…

Visionaries Join Academy to save Blockchain

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN, The Cayman Islands, Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Academy – School of Blockchain (“Academy”) introduces their superstar team of executives and advisors. Academy’s executive team and diverse advisory board reflect the dynamic and revolutionary nature of blockchain. As the world’s first accredited blockchain training program, Academy’s world-leading programs address…

Grand Bahama Labour on the Blocks A Success

Source: Bahamas Weekly Hundreds of job seekers turned out in full force at The Ministry of Labour and Department of Labour’s first ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’ in Grand Bahama on Saturday, 17 February as they registered for jobs with the Department of Labour’s employment data bank and local companies attending the…

Will: LA’s mayor deserves a presidential hearing

Source: Cayman Compass It was dicey being Jewish in a Russia that was tolerant of pogroms, and then came the threat of conscription into the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War, so one of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s great-grandfathers headed West to America. Link: Will: LA’s mayor deserves a presidential hearing

Basketball Winter: Skyforce & Rockets Win

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Basketball Association’s Winter League season sponsored by One saw a double header at the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium result in 184 points on the night. In Game 1, the Pembroke Skyforce defeated the Southampton Thundercats 50 – 43, Timothy Rogers would lead the Pembroke Skyforce with 16 points, 11… Link:

PechaKucha returns this Thursday

Source: The Royal Gazette The first free PechaKucha of the year, with eight presenters speaking, is set for Thursday night at the Spinning Wheel on Court Street. The quick-paced talks follow the standard format of 20 images projected onto a screen for 20 seconds at a time, keeping the presentations to six minutes and…

EDITORIAL – GM mosquitoes: What happened to the ‘Swat Team’?

Source: Cayman Compass In spring 2016, amid the maelstrom of fears over the Zika virus, the Cayman Islands government announced with considerable public fanfare that officials were partnering with a British firm to introduce a novel mosquito control method to the territory. Link: EDITORIAL – GM mosquitoes: What happened to the ‘Swat Team’?

Cecile Actille discharged from hospital

Source: St. Lucia Times Cecile Actille, one of three MBC Television employees injured in a vehicle accident on Friday, has been discharged from hospital. Actille, wearing a neck brace, left the hospital Monday. She is reported to have sustained blows to the chest, stomach and head when, as the front seat passenger in a Nisan Almera,…

Despite hurricanes, Caribbean economies grew in 2017

Source: Cayman Compass Gross domestic product in the Caribbean grew by 0.6 percent last year despite being impacted by some of the strongest hurricanes in the region’s history, and is projected to grow by 2 percent this year, according to recently released statistics from the Caribbean Development Bank. Link: Despite hurricanes, Caribbean economies

Economists to talk about poverty

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch Caribbean economists will talk about poverty in Curaçao next Saturday. It seems to have increased, the economists say. The conference should provide more insight into the poverty issue and policy in Curaçao. And is held Saturday in the auditorium of the University. Link: Economists to talk

T&T: Dad in wheel-chair charged with beating to death son

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  CHARGED with the unlawful killing of his son, Earl Phillips was granted $150,000 bail by an Arima magistrate on Monday. Phillips, 44, who is confined to a wheel-chair, was granted bail when the matter was called before magistrate Gillian David. Phillips was charged by Cpl Hosein with the February…

5K reward to recapture murder accused

Source: Antigua Observer A reward of $5,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information to the police to help recapture accused murderer Delano Forbes. The police issued the announcement on Monday evening, a week after Forbes escaped from five officers while they were out with him gathering additional evidence about his case. The police…

J105 Winter Regatta Continues On Great Sound

Source: Bernews The J105 Winter Season regatta continued on the waters of the Great Sound. Peter Bromby at the helm of Mayhem won all three races on the day, with James Macdonald skippering Passion to three second place finishes, and Morning Glory with Hasso Plattner and Glenn Astwood sharing the skippering duties… Link:

R3D Unlimited Launches ‘Name Your Price’ Promotion

Source: The St. Lucia Star The sun has risen on Red Unlimited, and this year the fourteen-year- old carnival band is offering revellers a new and exciting opportunity to personalize their Red Experience. R3D Unlimited introduces the ‘Name Your Price’ promotion. The R3D Unlimited family is inviting revellers to send in suggestions for the

Bascome appears on Mayweather TV

Source: The Royal Gazette Nikki Bascome made his debut on the Mayweather Boxing Channel on YouTube recently after being interviewed by his new trainer, Jeff Mayweather. Bascome was asked by Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd the undefeated multiple-weight world champion, to predict the winner of a potential match between Terence Crawford and Errol. ..

30 Minute Video: February 19 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:

Update on flu situation in Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Epidemiology Department continues to record a sharp increase in the number of patients presenting to health facilities with Flu symptoms. This trend is unusual for this time of year as the height of the Flu season is typically around September to December each year. The increased trends in…

Butterfield shares up 0.5

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by 20 cents, or 0. 5 per cent, to 44 after 1,100 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Nine thousand shares of Ascendant Group were exchanged, but with no impact on the closing price of 10. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was up nine points, or…

Man arrested after Victoria Park fight

Source: The Royal Gazette One man has been arrested following a fight in Victoria Park this afternoon. A police spokesman said that the altercation happened just after 12. 30pm and involved two men. The circumstances surrounding the fight were not immediately clear. One man was arrested for assault, police said. No information on injuries…

Weather Forecast For Tuesday February 20

Source: Bernews Tuesday, February 20 is expected to be partly cloudy skies, with the high to be near 20°C/68°F and the low to be near 18°C/64°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be east. The relative humidity is expected to be near 68%. Sunrise will be at 6.56am and sunset… Link:

Minister Denounces Explicit Video Promoting Student Fete

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Honourable Hermangild Francis has expressed profound concern regarding the promotion of lewd behavior and explicit content in advertisements for social events. This expression of concern also comes against the back- drop of a promotional video which appears to involve the promotion…

Pensioner remanded to prison on trafficking charge

Source: iNews Guyana A pensioner, who reportedly told the police that she sells narcotics in order to pay her bills found herself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday morning. Bernadette Robertson, 65, of Lot 90 Blueberry Hill, Wismar Linden appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and had the charge of possession…

The day after

Source: Curacao Chronicle Slowly also by me it sinks in that Statia does not have an elected island council and an executive council anymore. This ultimate measure, which was taken last in The Netherlands in 1951 whereby the municipality Finsterwolde was stripped of its local government, appeared to be unavoidable. The coalition, who…

Campbell joins Cox Hallett Wilkinson

Source: The Royal Gazette Law firm Cox Hallett Wilkinson has appointed Anne Campbell to its private client and real estate department. The appointment comes as the firm announced its intention to introduce new talent across the firm this year to service clients needs. We have plans for managing growth in demand for legal and…

St. Maarten politician remains in detention

Source: Curacao Chronicle PHILIPSBURG – On Wednesday Member of Parliament Frans Richardson was arrested in Sint Maarten, together with suspect J.H. B. Both suspects will remain in detention. Richardson and J.H.B. were presented today by the Public Prosecutor’s Office to the judge of instruction (rechter-commissaris). The judge of instruction judged the arrest correct.…


Source: The Anguillian       New Control Tower and Fire Hall nearing completion Perched at the top of the new Fire Hall, the new Control Tower at the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport is taking shape. The twin project has been jointly financed, over the past two years, by both the Anguilla…

US Congress Delegation Visits Cuba to Deal with Alleged Attacks

Source: Havana Times The group is headed by Vermont Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, one of the greatest advocates of the thaw between Cuba and the United States that took place under President Obama. Link: US Congress Delegation Visits Cuba to Deal with Alleged Attacks

Training new firefighters for Saba via new system

Source: Saba News On January 28th, the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department (BKCN) started with the training of 12 new colleagues; 3 from Saba, 2 from St. Eustatius and 7 from Bonaire. The participants will be trained for Fireman-A. They will learn about fire control, technical aid and accidents involving dangerous substances. Additionally in…


Source: The Anguillian     It is about six months since the category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated Anguilla. The volume of widespread destruction has been stunning and came at a time of low economic activity and cash flow. There are still many roofless dwelling houses across the island with the owners unable to…

ACOCI Introduces Pension Plan

Source: The Anguillian   In its ongoing efforts to provide the businesses community and working class of Anguilla with the best possible benefits that employment can provide, the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACOCI) invited business personnel and employers to a special forum on February 13th, at La Vue Inn Boutique, to…

Jack Warner extradition on hold

Source: Newsday FORMER Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has been successful in having extradition committal proceedings against him put on hold until he has an opportunity to appeal Justice James Aboud’s ruling, which cleared the way for the start of the magisterial proceedings. Justice of Appeal Mark Mohammed on Monday granted the stay… Link:

Two more Honda Civics stolen from George Town

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Car thieves made off with a pair of their favourite model of vehicle over the weekend when another two Honda Civics were stolen from residential areas around George Town. The first car was reported stolen in the early hours of Saturday morning. The owner of a 1998 green Honda Civic,…

Fears in Cuba about Currency Unification

Source: Havana Times The days Cuba’s two currencies lie next to each other in any Cuban’s pocket could be numbered. Currency unification is one of the government’s top priorities for this year, perhaps the most complex policy it needs to tackle within the economic reforms process. Link: Fears in Cuba about Currency Unification

We Miss You Bananas!

Source: Havana Times Since the passing of Hurricane Irma we haven’t seen well-formed bananas in our markets. Link: We Miss You Bananas!

MLA: Fire chief should be a Caymanian-only post

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In 2013 the government passed legislation that would enable lawmakers to make certain jobs and senior posts in the public sector the reserve of Caymanians only and Kenneth Bryan, the independent member for George Town Central, is calling on government to use that change to the immigration law to…

Frida Kahlo in Managua

Source: Havana Times We associate Frida Kahlo with those thick eyebrows, the flowers in her hair, and the colorful Mexican attire. According to the experts, all this was part of “a great performance” that also became her artistic image. Link: Frida Kahlo in Managua

Argus sponsors road safety campaign

Source: The Royal Gazette Insurance company Argus announced a 25,000 sponsorship of A Piece of the Rocks new community outreach programme today. The groups documentary about the unspoken epidemic of road crashes in Bermuda will be the campaigns centrepiece and will be screened in schools, sporting clubs, community clubs and churches. John Doherty,. ..

Ferrier, Knops sign loan agreement

Source: Curacao Chronicle THE HAGUE – Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier and Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops signed off Friday on a NAf. 50 million loan to stave off St. Maarten’s looming liquidity challenges brought on by Hurricane Irma. The loan issued by the Dutch Government comes with zero interest for a term…

Call for humane refugee policy

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – A group of concerned citizens is worried about the way in which Curaçao deals with refugees. In an appeal they ask the government for a more humane policy towards those who try to come to the island in search of a better life. Now Venezuelans in particular come…

Challenges ahead for lifers’ tariffs

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has now completed the allocation of tariffs for all the relevant prisoners serving mandatory life sentences for murder, defining the minimum time they must serve before they are eligible for release on licence. However, the appeal court is likely to be hearing…

Fire Destroys Vendor's Business

Source: Antigua Chronicle A Cooks Hill small business operator has lost her livelihood after her vending stall was engulfed in flames on Friday night. The stall, which sold local produce/ vegetables and opened daily, was owned by Shirley Graham of Cooks Hill. The destroyed vegetable stall was located in Golden Grove. According to…

Yusuf, on Being a Muslim in Cuba

Source: Havana Times Arnaldo was always looking for something. Ever since he was a young boy, he was hit by an infinite number of spiritual doubts. Existential questions really: Does God exist? Who is God? Where did He come from? Link: Yusuf, on Being a Muslim in Cuba

Haiti – News : Zapping…

Source: Haiti Libre The earth has again trembled – Insecurity in Miragoâne – 5 deputies (Lavalas) want to convene the PM – Haiti could expel Oxfam IF… – Iron market : the OHDH invites victims to lodge a complaint against the State – PetroCaribe : Lamothe applauds… Link: Haiti – News : Zapping…

Ending 50 years of Venezuela and Guyana contention

Source: The New Today The decision by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to refer the 51-year old contention between Guyana-Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should be welcomed by all nations, particularly those in Latin America and the Caribbean. The peaceful settlement of disputes is vital to the economic progress and social…

Kennedy Roberts: Time for PM Mitchell to go

Source: The New Today Health professional Kennedy Roberts has defected from the ruling New National Party (NNP) to the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) with a blistering attack on Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. In his first appearance on a Congress platform last Sunday night at the La Sagesse playing field in St.…

Polls and their impact on election

Source: The New Today Although polls serve a purpose they are usually incorrect as a number of factors can affect the final outcome of the elections being polled. The 2016 election in the United States clearly demonstrates how inaccurate polls could be. The majority of the polls had predicted that Hilary Clinton was a…

NDC will teach NNP a lesson on Election Day

Source: The New Today As the election campaign intensifies, Prime Minister and Political Leader of the ruling New National Party (NNP), Dr. Keith Mitchell, continues to launch verbal attacks on the two young candidates representing the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ali Dowden and Tevin Andrews. Addressing a recent NNP rally, Dr. Mitchell…

A-M u s i n g s: Bellwethers

Source: The St. Lucia Star Musings are thoughts, the thoughtful kind. For the purpose of these articles, a-musings are thoughts that might amuse, entertain and even enlighten. Whether you believe it or not, a wether gets wet in wet weather: Three words with three different spellings and meanings, but all with the same pronunciation.

Warders spoil prison escape plan

Source: Jamaica Star Close to 200 inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, popularly known as GP, had plans of escaping from the facility.Ricky Smith*, an inmate, told THE STAR that he was among the batch.”The warder bwoy dem mess up di plan and go inform… Link: Warders spoil prison escape plan

'Zoo Bug' in custody

Source: Jamaica Star Owen Allen, otherwise called ‘Zoo Bug’, of Brown’s Lane, Granville in St James was taken in to police custody on the weekend.An appeal was made for Allen to turn himself in following the murder of teenager Tianna Clarke, a student of Granville, St… Link: ‘Zoo Bug’ in custody

Gangsters fighting for Riverton dump

Source: Jamaica Star The residents of Riverton City said they are imploring the gangsters to cease the gunfire in the Kingston 11 community.Speaking with THE STAR under anonymity, one female resident said the ongoing violence has forced her to quit her job.”First ting,… Link: Gangsters fighting for Riverton dump

Quenching her thirst for success – teacher becomes bag juice entrepreneur

Source: Jamaica Star While working as an early-childhood teacher, Ruth-Ann Smith started assisting her spouse in his bag juice manufacturing business.Six years later, she has moved on from teaching and is a dedicated entrepreneur, managing the operations of FC… Link: Quenching her thirst for success – teacher becomes bag juice entrepreneur

Gay man launches challenge over ban on same-sex marriage

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON –  A 38-year-old gay Bermudian, who lives in the United States but hopes to marry one day in his home country, has launched a legal challenge against the Attorney-General for revoking his right… Link: Gay man launches challenge over ban on same-sex marriage


Source: Antigua Chronicle From that which was well-known among the law enforcement community, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of most Police Services, particularly, those within the British Commonwealth are staffed with some of the most ‘…professionally well-trained men and women. They are highly intelligent, smart and quick-witted.’ Given their expertise and investigative skills,…

Will Smith’s advice on taxes: Pay them!

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): “Pay your taxes,” Hollywood legend Will Smith advised Cayman Islands hedge fund professionals at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit this month. Reflecting on the very early days of his career after his first hit records when he fell foul of the US tax authorities, leaving the ‘Fresh Prince’ flat…

Results: Furniture Walk Mountain Bike Race #7

Source: Bernews The seventh race of the 2017-2018 Furniture Walk Mountain Bike Race Series presented by Gubinelli Mendoza Wines, Arch Insurance, and Becks Beer was held at Southlands recently, with 78 riders turning out. A spokesperson said, “This was the second extended race format, with A, B and Veterans class being combined… Link:

Vliegtuigongeluk Iran ‘compleet raadsel’ voor minister

Source: Suriname Times Het vliegtuigongeluk zondagochtend is een “compleet raadsel” voor de minister van Infrastructuur van Iran. Volgens hem is er nog niets bekend over de plek waar het vliegtuig gecrasht is.   De gouverneur van het gebied waar de crash heeft plaatsgevonden bevestigde maandagochtend op staatstelevisie nog dat het toestel gevonden is. De Iraanse civiele luchtvaartautoriteiten…

Rusland wijst beschuldigingen verkiezingen VS van de hand

Source: Suriname Times Het Kremlin heeft maandag Amerikaanse beschuldigingen over de presidentsverkiezingen in de VS van de hand gewezen. De aanklachten, van de Amerikaanse speciale aanklager Robert Mueller, bevatten geen enkel bewijs dat Rusland zich met die campagne heeft bemoeid, luidt de verklaring. Mueller onderzoekt al enige tijd Russische bemoeienis met de Amerikaanse presidentsverkiezingen.…

Bermuda Win Two More Medals In Pennsylvania

Source: Bernews During the final session of the 2018 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships being held in Pennsylvania that Warwick Academy is competing in, Bermuda captured two more medals. Logan Watson-Brown won the Women’s 100 Yard Freestyle A – Final Silver Medal touching the wall in a time of 51.36, while… Link:

Wild Crypto goes live following successful token sale

Source: Curacao Chronicle After successfully completing its first token sale late last year, the new Wild Crypto blockchain-friendly iGaming platform has gone live and is now offering players a range of online casino and lottery content featuring some of the industry’s largest self-insured jackpots. Via a Tuesday press release, the Curacao-licensed crypto-currency platform stated that it raised approximately $9…


Source: iNews Guyana …or spinning wheels on Third Force There seems to be an effort to jump-start another “Third Force” in Guyana today; and former Speaker Ralph Ramkarran attempted to rationalise it in his column from yesterday. This Third Force idea’s been floated time and again as a way to break the debilitating…

"Christmas" killed, residents protest

Source: Newsday RYAN HAMILTON-DAVIS “Christmas” is dead, and Port of Spain residents are not happy about it. Police allegedly shot a man with that alias during the hours of last night, and in response, residents have taken to the streets in fiery protest, burning debris and blocking major roads which lead to… Link:

FA Challenge Cup Quarter Final Results

Source: Bernews PHC Zebras, Southampton Rangers, and Robin Hood all walked away with wins in the recent FA Challenge Cup Quarter Finals football action. Dandy Town Hornets 0 PHC Zebras 3 At the St. John’s Field, the visiting PHC Zebras defeated the Dandy Town Hornets 3 – 0 to advance to the FA… Link:

Total Govt Employees Went From 5,258 To 4,607

Source: Bernews The total amount of Government employees decreased from 5,258 in 2012 to 4,607 in 2017, and the salaries/overtime payments paid went from $391,883 million in 2012 to $366,542 million in 2017. These figures were revealed as Ministry of Cabinet Office with responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo replied to Parliamentary… Link:

PHC exact revenge over Town

Source: The Royal Gazette Revenge was sweet for PHC Zebras at St Johns Field where the FA Cup holders came away with a 3-0 win to advance to the semi-finals of the competition yesterday. It was Dandy Town who started PHCs three-game winless run when they beat them 3-0 in the league last month.…

Lambe rises to the occasion

Source: The Royal Gazette Andre Lambe made a mockery of his underdog tag after delivering the most assured display of his amateur career against a far more experienced opponent on an emotional night at CedarBridge Academy. Fighting for the first time without his late coach Allan Forty Rego in his corner, Lambe claimed a…

A fun business that works on many levels

Source: The Royal Gazette Two teachers are using a business they created to help combat antisocial behaviour in their community, create jobs and empower the youth. Aaron Williams, 37, and Keishen Bean, 30, founded Funworx and started by offering on-water activities. It has blossomed into a force for good at a grassroots level in…

Vegan burger adds to vegetarian options

Source: The Royal Gazette How would you like your vegan burger? Bloody?Its possible at Marcus their Beyond Burger is a plant-based patty which mimics the texture of beef beet juice gives it that medium-rare ooze. Priced at 26, it comes with all the fixings vegan cheese, tomato, lettuce and dill pickles. With fries on…

World leaders join new drive to beat NCDs in the Caribbean

Source: Nation Newspaper GENEVA  – The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new high-level commission, comprising heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs in helping to beat… Link: World leaders join new drive to beat NCDs in the Caribbean

Haiti – National Carnival 2018 : Partial Assessment of the Government

Source: Haiti Libre Friday at the official residence of the Prime Minister was presented at a special press conference, a partial assessment of the National Carnival, where it has been a question of security, health and tourism… Link: Haiti – National Carnival 2018 : Partial Assessment of the Government

19 Feb Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 19 Feb Sun 2018 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Moderate to fresh easterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman to fresh wind from tomorrow morning as a ridge of high pressure over the Northwest Caribbean strengthens. Radar images show no showers over the Cayman area. Sunshine just makes…

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co. blew past expectations to become…

iciHaiti – DR : Discovery of 2.5 tons of smuggled garlic from Haiti

Source: Haiti Libre An operation led by members of the CESFRONT, in collaboration with the Department of Border Intelligence Operations (DOIF) of Dajabón and Montecristi, allowed to discover an important shipment of contraband garlic from Haiti… Link: iciHaiti – DR : Discovery of 2.5 tons of smuggled garlic from Haiti

Dominique Richardson: ‘Sense Of Pride, Integrity’

Source: Bernews In celebration of the school’s 120th anniversary, the Berkeley Institute Anniversary Celebration Committee is shining a spotlight on its alumni, with the tenth profile highlighting Dominique Richardson, Class of 2010, Gold House. What does it mean to you to be a Berkeleyite?  Being a Berkeleyite means being a part of a… Link:

Man shot dead in Waterford

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the shooting death of a 34-year-old St Michael man. It occurred around 11:30 last night at Waterford, St Michael. Preliminary investigations suggest the man and his 24-year-old… Link: Man shot dead in Waterford

Dwight Yorke sued by soca monarch over outstanding $$

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke was served legal documents before his Seas the Moment fete in Tobago on Saturday, as current Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal has sued him in an effort to recover $250,000 which was lent to Yorke last year. Link: Dwight Yorke sued by

Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – A fire gutted a textiles market in Haiti’s capital on Sunday, less than a week after a blaze partially destroyed a historic market, underscoring authorities’ failure to ensure public safety. Officials in Port-au-Prince sent in the few fire trucks available to fight the blaze. They were reinforced by…

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