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April 23, 2018

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Bacardi makes most reputable list again

Source: The Royal Gazette Bacardi Ltd has been named among the most reputable companies in the world for the sixth consecutive year. The global alcoholic beverages giant, whose headquarters is on Pitts Bay Road, ranked 89th in the annual Global RepTrak 100 list compiled by the Reputation Institute RI and published in ltigtForbesltigt. Based…

Water main repair in Devonshire

Source: The Royal Gazette The Ministry of Public Works said today that repair works are under way to fix a water main break in the Devonshire area. The affected areas include, Middle Road, Devonshire, parts of South Shore, Devonshire, the Flatts Area and the Government QuarryA spokeswoman said it was hoped the repairs would…

COMPLETING RODNEY MACARTHUR REY AUDITORIUM REDESIGN

Source: The Anguillian     B’s Construction Company team at work Much progress has been made by B’s Construction Company in redesigning the top portions of the Rodney MacArthur Rey Auditorium which were considerably damaged by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. Most, if not all, of the top portions of the building…

Ask Your Doctor: KIDNEY STONES

Source: The Anguillian     Kidney stones are a common cause of pain, often referred to as renal colic. Passing kidney stones can be quite painful, but the stones usually cause no permanent damage if they are recognized in a timely fashion. Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to…

PM plans April 25th press conference

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM plans April 25th press conference From the Office of the Prime Minister  Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris will update citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis on matters of national interest during his monthly press conference set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the

US Tells Diplomats Relatives to Leave Nicaragua ASAP

Source: Havana Times The United States ordered today that relatives of its diplomats working in Nicaragua immediately leave the country, mired in protests against the government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. Link: US Tells Diplomats Relatives to Leave Nicaragua ASAP

CMU Mobile Health Event 28-04-2018

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – This coming Saturday, April 28th, 2018 the students of Caribbean Medical University (CMU) will be organizing the next CMU Mobile Health Event. This time we will be at Sentro di Bario Souax, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fundashon Pro Souax. The time will be from 10:00…

Body of young man found at Bibby's Lane

Source: Nation Newspaper Lawmen have another unnatural death on their hands. They discovered the body of a young man in his home at 3rd Avenue Bibby’s Lane, St Michael this morning. Police are currently on the scene. More… Link: Body of young man found at Bibby’s Lane

Repairs Underway To Fix Water Main Break

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works is advising that repair works are underway to fix a water main break in the Devonshire area. Affected areas include: Middle Road, Devonshire Parts of South Shore, Devonshire Flatts Area Government Quarry “It’s anticipated that the repairs will be completed by late today,” the Ministry… Link:

Man wants to rebuild 'duppy house'

Source: Jamaica Star “A di duppy house uno a look fah? It deh right down the road in a lane beside a two bedroom pink house,” a woman in Rose Hall, St Elizabeth told, The STAR team. Her directions were on point as just minutes later, Kenneth Hanson… Link: Man wants to rebuild

Kyle Christian Wins Wadadli Pen 2018

Source: Antigua Chronicle Kyle Christian, 28, author of ‘Creak’, is the winner of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize Winner Take All Historical Fiction/Poetry 2018 Challenge. He’s pocketed almost EC$3000 – thanks to contributions from Art. Culture. Antigua, Carol Mitchell, Frank B. Armstrong, International Women’s Club of Antigua-Barbuda, Juneth Webson, Pam Arthurton, and one…

NWU urges ‘shake-up’ at WINFRESH

Source: St. Lucia Times The National Workers Union (NWU), noting that WINFRESH belongs to the governments of the Windward Islands, has called for an operational audit of the company followed by a ‘shake-up’. In a news release Monday, NWU President General, Tyrone Maynard, asserted that such measures would chart a new operational direction for…

Two men arrested over BT house fire

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two Bodden Town men are in police custody after they were arrested on Friday morning in the wake of a house fire in the district, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Just after 11am police and the Cayman Islands Fire Service responded to a report of a…

Visitor dies after East End dive trip

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 70-year-old woman who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States died on Friday after scuba diving in East End. Police said emergency services were called out around 9am after the woman had encountered difficulties on the dive. Despite attempts at CPR, the victim was pronounced dead…

Road crashes more than doubled in 2017

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service recorded more than double the number of crashes on the roads in 2017 compared to the previous year, and although the number of fatal accidents dropped from seven to three, only one less person lost their lives compared to 2016. With 2,725 collisions,…

It's a boy: UK's Prince William, Kate have third child

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON –  Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London on Monday, the third child for the British royal couple and now fifth in line to the throne. Kensington Palace… Link: It’s a boy: UK’s Prince William, Kate have third child

Prime Minister and Foreign Minister attend High Commission’s Barbuda Donors Appreciation Reception

Source: Antigua Chronicle The Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration E.P. Chet Greene and the Honourable Minister of Housing, Lands and Urban Renewal, Maria Browne, met with donors who have contributed to the High Commission’s Rebuild Barbuda initiative. The appreciation…

Fuad Khan: AG making a mockery of TT

Source: Newsday Former Health Minister and opposition MP Dr. Fuad Khan criticised the Attorney General and the current administration for what he described as a hypocritical, heartless and unconcerned act against 82 Venezuelan nationals who were deported over the weekend. According to a release, this morning, Khan says the act breached Article… Link:

“Keeping it real – Cancer affecting men”

Source: The New Today Testicles (commonly referred to as “balls”) are the part of the male reproductive system that is responsible for the production of sperm. Men worldwide really cherish their testicles as to most of them it defines what it is to be a man. But do men really know how to take…

New Wing at Father Maligan Home for Boys

Source: The New Today The Father Maligan Home for Boys at Richmond Hill in St. George’s has received a facelift and an additional wing to provide greater comfort to the underprivileged and vulnerable boys living there. New Wing at Father Maligan Home for Boys Approximately $1 million worth of assistance was provided to the…

Call for legislation to protect media workers

Source: The New Today The Grenada Human Rights Organisation (GHRO) is appealing to all arms of the state to recognise the rights and role of the media, by facilitating laws that would allow for the smooth flow of information. This call follows an article published in the March 30 edition of THE NEW TODAY…

Thirty nine years of diplomatic relations

Source: The New Today On April 14th, the Grenada Embassy in Havana celebrated 39 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Gustavo Linares, Amb. Charles and Maria Caridad Bulaguer Those present at the planned event included Students, Cubans of Grenadian descent, representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador to Grenada,…

Accused in 'commissioner scam' remanded

Source: Jamaica Star Annessia Currie, who was charged with credit card fraud in the case where Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson was scammed, was remanded until May 1 when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew parish court on Friday.Currie, 19,… Link: Accused in ‘commissioner scam’ remanded

Eunis Palmer-Pryce grateful as she turns 109

Source: Jamaica Star Eunis Palmer-Pryce turned 109 last Saturday and her daughter Valda Pryce is very happy that she gets to share in this journey with her.Valda told the STAR that as a retired teacher, she is very happy to have the time to take care of her mother.”I’m… Link: Eunis Palmer-Pryce grateful

Cross-dresser killed in New Kingston

Source: Jamaica Star A cross-dresser was shot and killed on Saturday morning. The STAR understands that residents heard explosions around 12:55 a.m. at the intersection of Barbados Avenue and Knutsford Boulevard, and alerted the police.Reports from the Half-Way Tree… Link: Cross-dresser killed in New Kingston

Policemen ambushed and shot in Lluidas Vale

Source: Jamaica Star Amid the announcement of reduction in crime in the St Catherine North Division by Minister of National Security Horace Chang, two policemen were shot the community of Lluidas Vale.The STAR was told that at about 3:10 yesterday morning, two policemen… Link: Policemen ambushed and shot in Lluidas Vale

China pledges support for new Cuban president

Source: Nation Newspaper BEIJING  – China says it’s ready and willing to work with Cuba’s newly elected president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, to expand bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Diaz-Canal, the former first… Link: China pledges support for new Cuban president

Live Video: Annual Peppercorn Ceremony

Source: Bernews Following a tradition that began over 200 years ago, the annual Peppercorn Ceremony is taking place in St George’s this morning [April 23] and you can tune in and watch live below. The King’s Square ceremony requires the Governor to accept the annual peppercorn ‘rent’ paid by Freemasons for use… Link:

Major supermarkets support push to end plastic pollution

Source: iNews Guyana Bounty, Survival, Real Value, Mattai, DSL, Budget and Massy Stores’ on Sunday rewarded the first twenty shoppers to their outlets, with prizes for bringing renewable bags to the supermarkets. The move by the five supermarkets to encourage their customers to forgo plastic bags was in observance of Earth Day. The…

CSA elections this week

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Elections to select a new Executive of the St. Lucia Civil Association will be held on Wednesday 25th April, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two positions will be contested. That is President and 1st Vice President. The other positions of the National Executive Council have been duly…

Body found in La Romaine

Source: Newsday Southern Division police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the body of a man found at the side of the road in La Romaine this morning. Police received an anonymous tip around 6.15 am that a body was seen near the M2 Ring Road close to Concord Road. They… Link:

Baggage or the Anguish of Traveling

Source: Havana Times Elsa arrived at Havana airport and when she got to baggage reclaim, she discovered that there was a hole in one of the suitcases. She didn’t know what to do. She felt lost and after thinking about it for some time, she decided to not make a complaint. Link: Baggage

Good Hope Bridge re-opens

Source: iNews Guyana Commuters are utilizing the Good Hope bridge, on the East Coast of Demerara which was re-opened officially on Saturday afternoon, despite not being fully completed. The Public Infrastructure Ministry had said that the Bridge was “95 per cent completed with a few minor works to be done”. The Bridge which…

Haiti – Politic : Distribution of cars to departmental representatives of mayors !

Source: Haiti Libre In order to strengthen the territorial communities and after distributing 571 new motorcycles to the Presidents of the CASEC, President Jovenel Moïse handed a batch of 10 vehicles to the representatives of departmental associations of mayors… Link: Haiti – Politic : Distribution of cars to departmental representatives of mayors !

Increased prices for gasoline, diesel and kerosene announced

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline (unleaded), diesel,  kerosene, and LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed. The price changes take effect…

Photos & Video: Julia Donaldson Visits Saltus

Source: Bernews It was a family affair when best-selling children’s author Julia Donaldson visited Saltus Lower Primary Department. Watching as Ms. Donaldson helped to act out scenes from The Gruffalo for an audience of students was her aunt, Mary Hopkins – a former head teacher at the school. Jeanne Bean, Director of… Link:

“Call the election”

Source: Cana News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr. 23, CMC – Leader of the… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: “Call the election”

PM: ‘THE POOR SUFFERS IN CORRUPTION”

Source: Jones Bahamas In the wake of the Prime Minister’s trip to Peru, Dr Hubert Minnis noted that corruption causes about five to ten per cent of a nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  The Prime Minister also made a startling observation with regard to The Bahamas’ GDP. He said, “When you look at…

MINISTRY TO FOCUS ON PRESCHOOLERS

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of Education is putting funds left over from the last budget to good use by repairs, according to Press Secretary, Anthony Newbold.  “The entire education plant is old and truth is, there really ought to be some new schools built, but we must do a better job in…

ROBERTS SAYS OUR LUCAYA SALE COLLAPSED… AGAIN  

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Minister of Works Bradley Roberts is suggesting that  the  sale of  the Our Lucaya Hotel property in Grand Bahama has collapsed. In a commentary to the Media, the former Chairman of  the Progressive Liberal Party  wrote, “It has come to my attention that the now infamous on again, off…

PM SAYS GDP IS SKEWED

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis returned to the Bahamas yesterday where he said the Gross Domestic Product  (GDP)  of The Bahamas  is  skewed.  Dr. Minnis who meet the media after his return from the Commonwealth Heads of Government  Meeting in London, England, said,  “our average income would be reflected  to…

BAIC EXPANDS POP UP MARKET

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)   is expanding  the “pop up farmer’s market” which Executive Chairman Michael Foulkes described in the House of Assembly a few weeks ago as a smashing success. Noting that Health Minister Duane Sands has been publicly campaigning to encourage Bahamians to eat vegetables and…

Zr. Ms. Holland arrived in the Caribbean

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Zr.Ms. Holland has arrived in the Caribbean. The new station ship will be used for the next 3.5 months to intercept drug transports and to support the Coast Guard. Even before her ceremonial entry, she has already provided a successful assistance to the Coast Guard. With the two…

Forgotten favourites lost for ever?

Source: The Royal Gazette From a fabulous February to a mad March Mother Nature has once again proven her unpredictability, as can be seen from the many defoliated plants and burnt foliage. Often when driving around the island, a plant jumps out at me displaying its flowers, seed or fruit, or simply its outline.…

Childrens writer has monster appeal

Source: The Royal Gazette As a popular childrens author Julia Donaldson is used to signing stacks upon stacks of books. But she was not prepared for the congregation at Saltus Cavendish. The writer and her sister, Mary Moore, were visiting their aunt, Mary Hopkins, the former headteacher of the primary department, when they decided…

Doctor deploys keto diet to fight obesity

Source: The Royal Gazette A medical practice is working with a restaurant group to aid in an effort to combat obesity and diabetes. Premier Health and Wellness Centre, located on King Street, which is owned and operated by Stanley James, is targeting two of the islands major health scourges. Reversing diseases and obesity is…

Cricket Open: Rangers & Bailey’s Bay Win

Source: Bernews Southampton Rangers and Bailey’s Bay both recorded victories in this weekend’s Bermuda Open cricket action. Southampton Rangers Won by 4 Wickets St. George’s Cricket Club 273/6 Southampton Rangers 274/6 The St. George’s Cricket Club batted first and scored 273/6 in their 65 overs, Temiko Wilson was the top scorer with 133,… Link:

Cayman caught in shadow of EU data regulation

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As repercussions from the Facebook personal data scandal continue to reverberate around the world, a new directive from the European Union could have a major impact on the bottom line for any Cayman Islands company that holds any personal data of EU citizens. The Cayman Data Protection Law, which…

T&T steelpan player killed during robbery

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) The steelpan fraternity has been plunged into mourning after an avid bass players of the Invaders Steel Orchestra was killed while trying to run away from a robbery in progress yesterday. Link: T&T steelpan player killed during robbery

Haiti – Diplomacy : A delegation of Haitian parliamentarians in Quebec

Source: Haiti Libre Adelegation of Haitian parliamentarians is expected Monday in Canada, to participate in the province of Quebec at the first session of the Standing Committee on Interparliamentary Haiti-Quebec, which is held in Parliament in Quebec… Link: Haiti – Diplomacy : A delegation of Haitian parliamentarians in Quebec

Cricket: Bermuda Win Warm Up Opener In Dubai

Source: Bernews Bermuda began their ICC World Cricket League 4 warmup preparations with a match in Dubai taking on UAE Blues, which they won by 34 runs. Bermuda batted first and would score 294/8 in their allotted 50 overs, Stephen Outerbridge made a welcome return to senior National team duty with a… Link:

Nicaraguan journalist shot dead on Facebook Live while covering protests

Source: News 784 (Independent.co.uk) – A journalist was gunned down during a Facebook Live broadcast as he covered an anti-government protest in Nicaragua. Angel Gahona was describing damage to a cash machine at a bank in the town of Bluefields on the country’s southern Caribbean coast, when a shot rang out and he fell to the ground, bleeding from the head. After…

23 Apr Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News   23 Apr Mon 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light easterly winds along with slight seas are expected to continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours due to a weak pressure gradient across the Caribbean. Radar images show isolated showers in and around the Cayman area especially…

SVG WELCOMES NEW RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR

Source: News 784 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has welcomed a new Russian Ambassador. His Excellency Alexander S. Kurmaz presented his credentials to his Excellency Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Governor General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on April 17, 2018. Ambassador Kurmaz communicated his desire to work to further strengthen and solidify the…

House on fire in The Bottom, Saba

Source: Saba News A fire occurred Saturday night at a home in The Bottom on Saba. Members of the Fire Department, the Police and representatives of the Public Entity Saba were present at the scene. The Fire Department evacuated surrounding houses and got the fire under control. There were no injuries reported, according…

Cash dogs being sourced from US, Canada

Source: Guyana Times Anti-money laundering fight …Inter-agency cooperation a work in progress – UK Advisor The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) had previously been cited for not implementing a number of recommendations made by a special security advisor brought from the United Kingdom. Among those recommendations were the institution of cash sniffer dogs…

Security Guard killed in West Bank accident

Source: Guyana Times Keith Redmond of Lot 149 Centre Road, Bagotville, West Bank Demerara is now dead after being slammed off his bicycle by an allegedly drunken driver as he was heading home at about 05:15hrs. The mangled bicycle Police preliminary investigations have revealed that Redmond, a 60-year-old Security Guard attached to the…

Former Guyoil Manager sets record straight

Source: Guyana Times State entities – contradicts Minister’s assertion on lost market share – clears air on sudden departure from State entity Despite a recent statement from Finance Minister Winston Jordan that the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) lost market share in 2017 owing to its performance, a former high-ranking official at the State…

Facing Reality: Climate Change

Source: St. John Source Sept. 19, 2017, satellite photo of Hurricane Maria. More frequent and more severe storms might be one consequence of global climate change. It is sometimes hard to get your arms around the idea that Earth Day will soon be coming up on its 50th anniversary. Since its inaugural date in…

Panthers capture GRFU `B’ Division final

Source: Stabroek News The Panthers Rugby outfit defeated a game Police Falcons squad 24-12 in the final of the B Division Rugby Tournament yesterday at the National Park to kick start the local season. Link: Panthers capture GRFU `B’ Division final

Royals beat Mumbai in another last over thriller

Source: Stabroek News (IPL) In yet another last-over thriller in VIVO IPL 2018, the Rajasthan Royals defeated the Mumbai Indians by three wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium last night. Link: Royals beat Mumbai in another last over thriller

GRA gearing up for oil sector scrutiny

Source: Stabroek News Acknowledging that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) lacks the technical expertise to deal with audits in the petroleum sector, Commissioner-General  Godfrey Statia is moving ahead with plans to train his current staff even as he looks to the diaspora and other support in establishing a specialised unit within the GRA.

Hope says preparation underway

Source: Stabroek News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Elegant stroke-maker Shai Hope says West Indies have already trained their sights on the Sri Lanka Test series, as they target success in the three-Test rubber in June. Link: Hope says preparation underway

Young Stars expelled after La Brea brawl

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Monday, April 23, 2018President of the La Brea Off-Season Football League, Gerald Debesette says the Young Stars football team that was involved in the violent beating of referee Michael London last Thursday has been kicked out of the competition. In an interview yesterday, Debesette apologised to London and the…

McKnight, Brooks cop silver in Grenada Invi

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Monday, April 23, 2018Gordon grabs gold in 200m B raceSparkle McKnight,Alena Brooks and Lalonde Gordon each had success at the second annual Grenada Invitational on Saturday night at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in St George’s. Both McKnight and Brooks copped silver medals in their respective races. McKnight crossed…

Everyone get on the Bay

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, April 23, 2018Three Saints Bay, only previous winner in a field of ten, looks gilt-edged for division one of the Novice Stakes over six furlongs of ‘good to soft’ Pontefract today when running in tandem will be another turf-flat fixture at Windsor, where ground conditions are forecast similar;…

Ganga wants TTCB to act now

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 23, 2018Bassarath must implement IRC recommendationsFormer national cricket captain Daren Ganga is condemning the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), being led by Azim Bassarath, for its failure to implement the recommendations of an Independent Review Committee (IRC) which was set up for the sole purpose of considering the constitutional…

Linden is poised for better days

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Harmon tells opening of Linden Town Week LINDENERS received only good news of a blooming future by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who on Sunday revealed in his charge to officially open Linden Town Week 2018 that the mining town is poised for better days. Harmon, who was the…

Security guard killed by drunk driver

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 60-year-old security guard attached to the West Demerara Regional Hospital died on Sunday morning after he was struck down by a drunk driver on the Pouderoyen Public Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD). Dead is Keith Redmond of Bagotville, WBD, who was returning home on his bicycle around 05:15hrs when…

Little Diamond NDC uncovers bogus receipts

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN employee of the Little Diamond / Herstelling Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) is under scrutiny for suspected fraud after several bogus receipts surfaced in the name of a taxi service with her signature. According to reports, the receipts for trips from the office of the NDC to a commercial bank on…

Dominican miner killed at Black Water Backdam

Source: Guyana Chronicle THREE armed and masked bandits attacked and killed a Dominican miner at a mining camp at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni River, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, police have confirmed. Dead is Pedro Pablo Rosario, 55. Reports indicate that the Dominican was relaxing in a hammock, in the watch…

Five per cent jump in murders

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Four hundred and forty-two murders have been committed across Jamaica between January 1 and April 21 of this year, a 5.2 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year when 420 were killed.According to the latest statistics compiled… Link: Five per cent jump in murders

Jamwest a winner at Expo

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A mere six months into its operations and Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park Ltd copped the 2016 Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association award for attraction of the year, besting the likes of world-renowned ice cream purveyor Devon House, Dolphin… Link: Jamwest a winner at Expo

Rudder celebrates with 6.5

Source: Newsday DAVID MICHAEL RUDDER will be celebrating his 65th birthday with Rudder 6.5, a concert to be held at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on May 5, from 7.30 pm. His publicist Dennis Ramdeen says in a media release: “Call him a griot, a storyteller, a sweet… Link:

Rebecca Chapter No. 4 aids Sandilands Rebab. Center

Source: Bahamas Weekly In keeping with its commitment to aid the Robert Smith Ward at Sandilands Rehabilitation Center, Rebecca Chapter No. 4, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated recently planted a garden of perennials and hibiscus in the Ward’s atrium and also donated goodly numbers of clothing, shoes, socks and underwear…

It’s all about keeping youth safe

Source: Nation Newspaper We were told that if we wanted the youth vote, then we must agree to legalise marijuana for recreational use. Well, while [Solutions Barbados] plans to allow non-addictive extracts to be prescribed… Link: It’s all about keeping youth safe

RBDF patrol craft damages props

Source: Bahamas Weekly HMBS Rolly Gray damaged a set of propellers after departing Coral Harbour on routine patrol shortly after 7 a.m. Sumday morning. The exact cause of the incident is being investigated.  Out of the nine Damen-built patrol craft, seven are operational with one being prepared for routine drydocking.  Rolly Gray had…

Ortega Repeals Controversial Reform but Protests Continue in Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced Sunday afternoon the repeal of his controversial Social Security reform that triggered widespread protests and the subsequent violent government repression starting five days ago. Link: Ortega Repeals Controversial Reform but Protests Continue in Nicaragua

Private haulers are back

Source: Nation Newspaper The private waste haulers will be back on the roads today while the Sanitation Services Authority (SSA) looks to bring in new trucks in six months to augment its aging and tired fleet. SSA general… Link: Private haulers are back

A cry for justice

Source: Nation Newspaper They walked in the rain chanting: “Justice must be served, justice must be served.” Close to 100 people attended a vigil for Ronald Knight Sunday night, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident… Link: A cry for justice

Another immigration hiccup

Source: Nation Newspaper The relocation of immigration officers from their condemned building on Wharf Road, The City, has hit a snag, missing the April 3 deadline. But their representative, the National Union of Public Workers… Link: Another immigration hiccup

Mia: For Bajans’ sake, ring the bell

Source: Nation Newspaper Call the election, for the country’s sake. That was the plea of Barbados Labour Party leader Mia Mottley to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in an open letter released to the media Sunday night. Mottley… Link: Mia: For Bajans’ sake, ring the bell

PM: Country before self

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has cautioned Barbadians not to allow the “small things” to get in their way of building a better Barbados for all. He told the congregation at the African Methodist… Link: PM: Country before self

Churches to rally against buggery law change

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Monday, April 23, 2018 Pentecostal and evangelical churches are currently mobilising for a demonstration on May 11 against any amendment to this country’s buggery legislation. On April 6, followers of the respective churches attempted to march through Port-of-Spain followed by a rally at Woodford Square, but were stopped in…

T&T’s oldest woman dies at 111

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 23, 2018Vivian Reese, believed to be the oldest woman in T&T, passed away peacefully at her home last Friday. Reese, formerly Cowan, died at the age of 111 at her Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro home. Reese’s great grandson David Cowan Jr told the T&T Guardian that she was…

Bas alive

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 23, 2018Former prime minister Basdeo Panday yesterday took to social media to deny fake reports that he was dead. Responding to claikms he had died overnight, Panday, in a Facebook post, wrote: “I am alive and intend to be so until I die.” His daughter Mickela also attempted…

COP to contest 41 seats in next general election

Source: Trinidad Guardian GEISHA ALONZOPublished: Monday, April 23, 2018 Congress of the People (COP) leader Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan says the party is preparing to fight the next general election is all 41 constituencies. Speaking at a press conference as the new executive was installed a the St Augustine South Community Centre yesterday, she said the…

Businessman in court on gun charge

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 23, 2018A central businessman, his wife and two employees are expected to appear in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court today charged with possession of firearms and ammunition. The couple, of Chin Chin Road, Cunupia and the employees, from Arima and Piarco, were held at the man’s Chase Village chicken…

Cayman Brac: Faith Hospital’s lab awarded the prestigious JCI accreditation

Source: Cayman Eye News Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac celebrated a major milestone this month after their medical laboratory achieved the international accreditation from the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI). The accreditation and certification from JCI is recognized as the Gold Seal of Approval for international quality standards for patient care and service delivery.…

Aperta provides Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News (BUSINESS WIRE)– Once again, the Aperta Active Clearing System (ACS) has delivered the mechanism for a country to implement a world-class electronic payment processing environment to maximize a national payments system’s efficiency, effectiveness, security and control. Aperta partnered with the Cayman Islands ACH Operator (Prism Services (Cayman) Ltd.) and local commercial…

History and hysteria, journalists and dissidents

Source: Havana Times During the 8th Summit of the Americas held in Peru, the “civil society” chosen, indoctrinated, funded and guided by the Castro government was the spearhead against other Cubans, the ones they call “mercenaries backed by the CIA”. Link: History and hysteria, journalists and dissidents

“Being Signed With The Hive Is A Dream”

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Model Sophie Adams was recently signed by London’s The Hive Management, which she called a “dream”. She told Bernews, “Being signed with The Hive is a dream. Without my mother agent Leah Hibbert, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I spent two months in London with… Link:

Rampage – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly When a silverback albino gorilla becomes one of the three animals mutated to an enormous size, the primatologist who has taken care of him since birth will do anything to find a cure. He must team up with a disgraced genetic engineer to secure an antidote in time to save…

Cayman Marathon returns to Boston Marathon

Source: Cayman Compass After a two-year hiatus, organizers of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon returned to Boston to promote the race at the 2018 John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo, which is part of the prestigious Boston Marathon event. Link: Cayman Marathon returns to Boston Marathon

Photos: Bobby Lambe’s 431lb Bluefin Tuna Catch

Source: Bernews Crowds gathered at Robinson’s Marina in Somerset this afternoon [April 22] to get a glimpse at the latest catch of a bluefin tuna. Captain Bobby Lambe hooked the 431.1lb tuna at around 7.30am this morning on the fishing boat ‘Last Chance’ and it took until 2.30pm this afternoon before it… Link:

Richards Points Out ‘Inherent Inconsistency’

Source: Bernews While speaking at the recent Offshore Alert conference, former Finance Minister Bob Richards pointed out the “inherent inconsistency” that the ICIJ’s positioned itself as the “arbiter of the privacy rights” of the people in the Paradise Papers, but at the same time protected the privacy of the source who obtained… Link:

Police: Toughen traffic laws

Source: Cayman Compass The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is backing changes to local traffic laws that would make it easier to seize and destroy motorbikes that are not street legal, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said Friday. Link: Police: Toughen traffic laws

Fast track passengers bypass airport crowds

Source: Cayman Compass “This is a huge step forward,” said Kent McTaggart as he breezed past the immigration and customs lines at Owen Roberts International Airport and out into the warm Cayman evening Friday. Link: Fast track passengers bypass airport crowds

Earth Day celebrated April 22 across the world

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Karolin Troubetzkoy president, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Earth Day celebrated April 22 across the world From SKNIS The following is a message from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s president, Karolin Troubetzkoy: This Earth Day, April 22, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joins

New $141M Sea Sluice to be constructed at D’Edward

Source: iNews Guyana A $141.6M contract has been awarded to the Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited for the construction of four door sea sluice for the Mahaica-Mahaicony Abary Agriculture Development Authority (MMA/ADA). To be constructed at the D’ Edward Village, West Bank Berbice, in Region five the workd will be supervised by E&A…

Weather Forecast For Monday April 23

Source: Bernews Monday, April 23 is expected to cloudy, with the high to be near 20°C/68°F and the low to be near 16°C/60°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 69%. Sunrise will be at 6:41am and sunset will be at… Link:

Presenting Carnival Queen Contestants 2018

Source: The St. Lucia Star The 2018 National Carnival Queen Competition has already set the bar higher than ever before with its first official event for the year. On Wednesday the eight finalists of the competition were invited to The Landings Resort and Spa to be assigned their respective sponsors. The occasion was one

Women footballers flee Nicaragua riots

Source: The Royal Gazette Members of a Bermudian girls football squad were evacuated from Nicaragua today after continued riots in the streets of the capital Managua. The move came after the Concacaf Championships in Managua were cancelled amid large-scale disorder which has claimed the lives of at least 10 people and sparked fears for…

Bermuda YAO Baseball League Gets Underway

Source: Bernews The opening day of the YAO Season got underway at the YAO Ball Parks in St. David’s. In Senior League play the Cubs defeated the Orioles 4-3, Kaelin Paynter led the Orioles, keeping the Cubs to one run for 4 innings, Paynter struck out 10 in his effort. The Cubs… Link:

Windrush scandal: Theresa May accused of racism

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A senior Labour frontbencher has personally accused Theresa May of racism and leading an “institutionally racist” government. Dawn Butler, shadow equalities secretary, told Sky News that Commonwealth citizens were being made to “relive” the trauma of the “no blacks, no Irish, no dogs” days. She issued Labour’s strongest criticism…

United Nations concerned by T&T return of Venezuelans

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago is concerned after authorities in Trinidad and Tobago announced they had facilitated the return to Venezuela of scores of Venezuelan citizens, including asylum seekers, who had been in detention. “The United Nations is concerned for the welfare of these people and…

T&T: Killing inside KFC…after washroom argument

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  A SECURITY guard is now in police custody after he stabbed a homeless man to death inside KFC at Independence Square, Port of Spain on Sunday morning. The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. in full view of customers and workers at the fast food restaurant. Eye-witnesses say the…

UK man rescued at sea

Source: Antigua Observer A United Kingdom man is now safe in Antigua after being rescued at sea yesterday afternoon approximately four miles south of Antigua. The Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue responded to the man’s mayday call, with the Director Jonathan Cornelius saying his team was on the scene within roughly an…

MAYOR FRANCIS SIGNS HISTORIC AGREEMENT

Source: The St. Lucia Star Castries, April 18, 2018 – Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has signed a formal Accord with the cities of Kingston, Georgetown and Port of Spain, fulfilling a commitment established during the Caribbean Conference of Mayors. The inaugural Caribbean Conference of Mayors was held at the University

KGBCC Marks Litter Month to help cleanup GB

Source: Bahamas Weekly A clean neighbourhood is good for the environment, beneficial for residents, especially children, all while increasing property values and growing community investment; something Grand Bahama is working hard to do after several hurricanes and economic challenges. Since its inception, The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee, an initiative of The…

Walmart Stores Looted in Managua, Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times Several supermarkets and other stores were looted Sunday in Managua, including Wall Mart outlets, as anti-government protests continue to escalate in Nicaragua’s main cities and other localities. Link: Walmart Stores Looted in Managua, Nicaragua

RHAC Invitational Swim Meet results

Source: The St. Lucia Star Swimmers off to a flying start at the RHAC Invitational. Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre (RHAC) was a blaze from April 5 – 10 as they hosted the 19th Annual RHAC Invitational under the theme “Friendship through Competition”. This annual event brings together not only local swim clubs, but teams

3 killed in Nashville shooting

Source: iNews Guyana Police in Nashville, Tennessee are now hunting for a 29 year old who barged into a waffle in the wee hours of this morning and killed three people. The man who was nude, stormed into the restaurant at around 03:25hrs and opened fire with killing the three and injuring four…

Is Saint Lucia A Cemetery For University Graduates?

Source: The St. Lucia Star The world chews you up and spits you out. Or so it can feel after graduating from university to find you are unwanted, your services not needed. The Americans define it as “post-graduation depression” when graduates sullenly mull over their lives, questioning whether they should have pursued tertiary education

Amerika neemt afscheid van voormalig First Lady Barbara Bush

Source: Suriname Times Ongeveer 1.500 rouwenden zijn zaterdag bijeengekomen voor de uitvaart van de voormalige Amerikaanse First Lady Barbara Bush. De herdenkingsdienst voor Bush, die dinsdag op 92-jarige leeftijd overleed, is bijgewoond door onder meer oud-president Barack Obama en zijn vrouw.  De uitvaart vond plaats in de St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, waar Bush al…

#Gallivanting with CaribbeanPot: Whistler

Source: Carib Vision Chris de la Rosa of CaribbeanPot.com takes us to Peak 2 Peak Gondola, where he goes snowmobiling in the mountains and checks out the Olympic village in Whistler BC, Canada in this episode of #Gallivanting. Please Support: https://www.patreon.com/caribbeanpot More Caribbean recipes can be found at http://www.caribbeanpot.com Get Chris’s Gourmand Award…

Nicaragua Says No to Repression or Back Room Deals

Source: Havana Times The magnitude of the popular reaction came without warning, when a group of young university students and dozens of elderly called, on their own, a peaceful protest against the blow to the population’s finances. Link: Nicaragua Says No to Repression or Back Room Deals

Security Guard killed in WBD accident

Source: iNews Guyana A West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) security guard was killed in the wee hours of this morning when a drunk driver slammed into him as he was making his way home. The now dead man has been identified as Keith Raymond, 60 of Centre Road Bagotville. The accident occurred at…

Security guard dies in Poudroyen accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 60-year-old security guard attached to the West Demerara Regional Hospital died on Sunday morning after he was struck down by a car. Dead is Keith Redmond  of Bagotville , West Bank Demerara (WBD). The man was making his way home around 0500hrs on Sunday when he was stuck down…

Is Dr. Godwin Friday, Leader Of the Opposition In SVG a Canadian Citizen?

Source: News 784 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of NEWS784. Send all articles to newsroom@news784.com.   Matthew Thomas –  The SVG-TV News online of 20/02/2018, under the caption: AIA CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF OPERATIONS WITH RALLY, states: “Meanwhile…

TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE LELIA LOUISA, LADY THOMAS

Source: The St. Lucia Star Lady Thomas, the first female principal of the Saint Lucia Teachers’ College from 1975 to 1982, was the sister of the late George Alexander and Sir Darnley Alexander, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Mrs. Glovanna Clarke who, thankfully, is still with us. She was married to Sir Leton Thomas

Street And Car Park Closures For Triathlon

Source: Bernews Their will be a host of street and car parks closures for the upcoming MS Amlin World Triathlon and associated events, with the City of Hamilton providing a full listing of all the areas to be impacted. The full list follows below [PDF here]: Related Stories Information Sessions For ITU… Link:

Footballers In UK, Sweden & Estonia

Source: Bernews The island has footballers in action across Europe, with Reggie Lambe, Dante Leverock and Willie Clemons’ teams in England, Estonia and Sweden playing matches this weekend. Reggie Lambe in England A 1 – 1 draw with Reggie Lambe’s Carlisle United was sufficient to clinch promotion for Luton, sparking wild celebrations… Link:

BFA Premier All Stars To Take On Oakville

Source: Bernews The second match in the Bermuda Triangle Cup is set to take place at 3.00pm this afternoon [April 22] at BAA field, as the BFA Premier League All Star team take on the Oakville Blue Devils from Ontario, Canada. The BFA Premier League All Star team is as follows: 1. Shaquille… Link:

LIAT CEO: Taxes on flights too high

Source: News 784 (CNS) – Caribbean governments are being encouraged to revisit the level of taxation on airline tickets. The issue came up earlier this week as LIAT, Air Antilles and Winair announced the CaribSKY alliance which will see them using codeshares and interline agreements to make regional travel easier and cheaper. The…

Fun Divas Win Open Volleyball Championship

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament came to an end inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium, with the Fun Divas from the USA crowned the Champions. The National Alumni Team Island Girls finished in 2nd place, while the 3rd place team was the Bermuda Women’s National Team White Caps, and the Consolation… Link:

Terceira Continues Competing In Germany

Source: Bernews Bermudian equestrian Jillian Terceira continued competing in the CSI2* Eschweiler International Horse Jumping event in Germany. On Day Three Terceira competed in Two Classes. Competing in the Silver Tour Grand Prix in Two Phases Class, Terceira and Iluna Di Cantero finished 3rd clocking a Double Clear Round time of 66.46.… Link:

Virtually Hopeless?

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Rise of Virtual Reality in Caribbean Tourism By many measures Virtual Reality (VR) is the sleeping giant of today’s tech world. Sure, there are numerous forms of emerging tech that are set to change the way we live, work, and have fun. But none come with the potential

Missing woman found

Source: Nation Newspaper Arliandra Natisha Hinds-Edwards, 22, of Collins, St Peter who was reported missing yesterday has been found. She made contact in person with the District ‘E’ Police Station yesterday. The Royal Barbados… Link: Missing woman found

Haiti – Economy : Inauguration of a dock on Turtle Island

Source: Haiti Libre Saturday in Cayonne a locality on the Turtle Island, Colombe Émilie Jessy Menos, Minister of Tourism accompanied by Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, proceeded to the inauguration of the dock at Port Vincent… Link: Haiti – Economy : Inauguration of a dock on Turtle Island

Death Toll Reaches 25 in Nicaragua Protest Repression

Source: Havana Times Nicaragua’s Private Enterprise Council (COSEP), a close ally until this week of the government of Daniel Ortega, today conditioned a dialogue with the president on the “immediate ending of repression” of the police and government shock forces against demonstrators. Link: Death Toll Reaches 25 in Nicaragua Protest Repression

Naked gunman kills three in Nashville

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  A nude gunman has killed three people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, police say. The man burst into the restaurant at 03:25 (08:25 GMT) in the suburb of Antioch and opened fire with a rifle. Four people were also wounded. A customer managed to wrestle the weapon from…

82 Venezuelans sent back from T&T to their homeland

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) A Venezuelan military aircraft landed at Piarco International Airport yesterday to take back 82 nationals to their homeland. Link: 82 Venezuelans sent back from T&T to their homeland

22 Apr Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 22 Apr Sun 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS   Light easterly winds along with slight seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours due to a weak pressure gradient across the Caribbean. Radar images show no showers within the Cayman area. Sunshine just makes the day…

#Gallivanting with CaribbeanPot: Vancouver

Source: Carib Vision Chris takes us on a tour to Vancouver BC Canada in this episode of #Gallivanting with Chris De La Rosa of CaribbeanPot.com.  He takes the air train from Vancouver airport to downtown where he checks in at the Pinnacle Hotel. Then it’s a day of exploring Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley…

PPP wants probe into lands given to PNC, party loyalists

Source: Guyana Times …files complaint with SARA The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has moved to formally file complaints with the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) for investigations to be launched into, among other issues, cases of land handouts to the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and key stalwarts in the Party. This…

Domestic violence remains widespread in Guyana – US report

Source: Guyana Times …law enforcement needs to be better equipped – security advisor …social reform needed as preventative measure By Jarryl Bryan Domestic violence-related killings are being perpetrated locally with seeming impunity, and United Kingdom-based Senior Security Advisor to President Granger, Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Russel Combe, recognising the severity of the issue and…

Oldendorff Carriers to withdraw services in June

Source: Guyana Times US sanctions Days after reports surfaced that German transshipment company Oldendroff Carriers is scaling back on its local operations, the company’s officials told Government that if the United States imposed sanctions are not withdrawn or modified by June 5, 2018, they would be legally obliged to terminate their services, putting…

Pensioner dies in Sophia accident

Source: Guyana Times … as 32 road deaths recorded for 1st quarter Pedal cyclist Mohan Ramkellawan of South Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara died on Friday at about 19:30h in an accident involving a motorcar on Dennis Street, Sophia, Georgetown. The 72-year-old Ramkellawan and the driver of motorcar HC 7724 were reportedly both…

Govt ready to defend Ministers

Source: Guyana Times Private criminal charges …as AG cites possibility of DPP trash charges While it is hoping to avoid the court steps altogether, the Government stands ready to defend two sitting Government Ministers, who had private criminal charges filed against them just days ago. This was the position taken by Attorney General…

Pundit Sat returns home to serve

Source: Trinidad Guardian Charles Kong SooPublished: Sunday, April 22, 2018The Satya Anand Ashram, temple of Truth and Bliss at Dookhan Drive, Johnny King Road, Aranguez, is only two years old, but many of its members and devotees have been quietly involved in charity and social work in the community and beyond without any unwanted…

Agriculture Ministry to end unregulated trawling

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, says the time has come to put a stop to harmful trawling activities which have damaged the marine environment as well as the capacity of fisher-folk to earn a livelihood. He committed to treating with the issue “frontally or…

Bethany revisited

Source: Stabroek News Bethany is a charming little village in the Pomeroon/Supenaam region. According to a recent census, it has approximately 406 residents, who thrive mainly on logging and farming activities. Link: Bethany revisited

Hospital guard dies in horrific West Bank accident

Source: Stabroek News Just before swerving off of the Klien-Pouderoyen, West Bank Public Road and crashing into a resident’s house early this morning, a drunk driver struck and killed a 60-year-old cyclist. Link: Hospital guard dies in horrific West Bank accident

Banks DIH, ANSA, GraceKennedy keen on Wales estate

Source: Stabroek News Three companies, including two regional conglomerates, have expressed interest in taking over the shuttered Wales, West Bank Demerara sugar estate in a deal that is expected to see the development of significant agro-processing operations here. Link: Banks DIH, ANSA, GraceKennedy keen on Wales estate

23 Guyanese working on ExxonMobil drill ship

Source: Stabroek News Twenty-three Guyanese, including a doctor, have been working on a drill ship contracted to ExxonMobil for oil operations and yesterday the company flew seven journalists to the site for a firsthand look at operations. Link: 23 Guyanese working on ExxonMobil drill ship

Mildred Boneo

Source: Newsday As a teenager attending St Augustine Girls’ High School, she shared her father’s love for stories and for the buildings in the capital city, which led to her dream of becoming an architect. Boneo won a national scholarship after her secondary education and although architecture was her passion, for practical… Link:

Embassies host World Book day activities

Source: Newsday A number of activities will be held to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day tomorrow, the International Day of the Spanish language and the anniversary of the death of renowned Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Joining with the Bocas Lit Fest and the National Library (Nalis) to collaborate on activities… Link:

The Forum Announces Upcoming Events

Source: St. John Source The Forum will present the opera “Cendrillon” Live in HD from the Met. The Forum’s Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series will present ‘Cendrillon.’ In a storybook kingdom, Pandolfe, a country gentleman, has married Madame de la Haltière, an imperious countess. She and her daughters, Noémie and Dorothée, bully Pandolfe’s…

Man found dead near South Shore named

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have identified a man found dead near Church Bay as 62-year-old visitor Trevor Stuart Darks. Mr Darks, a British national, was found in an unresponsive state on a grassed area near the Church Bay car park on South Shire at 8. 30am on Saturday. He was later pronounced dead…

Overreach! – Businesses going too far in demanding ID pictures and TRN from customers using debit and credit cards

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Struggling to deal with the incidents of debit and credit card fraud, locally, businesses are introducing several measures to confirm the identity of the persons presenting the cards.In addition to the long-established practice of requesting valid… Link: Overreach! – Businesses going too far in demanding ID pictures and TRN from

Agriculture is in safe hands

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Harmon tells Region Three agriculture expo MINISTER of State Joseph Harmon has called on farmers, producers and entrepreneurs of Region Three to graduate from being raw producers to engaging in value-added production. “We must look for the “Made in Guyana” brand and we must recognise that this is the…

Malicious — AG denounces charges agaist Lawrence, Norton

Source: Guyana Chronicle — calls for DPP review ATTORNEY General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, SC. has described the move on Thursday by People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Juan Edghill and Vickram Bharrat to file private criminal charges against Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence and Minister of…

SARA looks into Ogle Airport land

Source: Kaieteur News – already started preliminary inquires The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is looking into the manner in which Ogle Airport Inc. (OAI) has been able to acquire 441 acres of prime land at Ogle. This was confirmed by SARA’s Chairman, Professor Clive Thomas. Dr. Thomas said that that is one…

Agri Minister has no authority to name GuySuCo board

Source: Kaieteur News No legal basis: Agri Minister, Noel Holder. -lawyers warn of political interferance Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, has no legal authority to appoint members of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). This is according to legal opinions by a number of lawyers. The minister’s authority or…

Man arrested with $1.5M in fuel marker

Source: Kaieteur News – 3 GEA staffers implicated The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) is currently investigating how more than a million dollars worth of fuel marker ended up in the hands of an outsider. The man was detained on Thursday. He is reportedly implicating at least three other staffers from GEA’s marking section,…

Patching things together

Source: Guyana Chronicle Single mother of four says vulcanising is her passion AS STEREOTYPICAL as it may seem, today, a majority of women are still often found behind a desk, neatly dressed and ready to type their life away on a computer. Rarely do you find a woman who is ready to dedicate…

Jamaica’s poet laureate for Bocas

Source: Newsday FOR lovers of poetry, one highlight of the 2018 NGC Bocas Lit Fest will be Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica and one of the Caribbean’s most beloved contemporary writers. Goodison takes part in several events during the festival from April 25-29 at the National Library in Port of Spain… Link:

Unfinished Sentences

Source: Newsday LISA ALLEN-AGOSTINI What’s it like to have a father whose literary reputation spans the region? And what’s it like to lose him? Unfinished Sentences, the new documentary feature film by Mariel Brown, is about her relationship with her father, Wayne Brown. The celebrated Trinidadian poet, journalist and writing teacher died… Link:

Gov’t to meet RUSAL, Oldendorff employees

Source: Guyana Chronicle –to discuss way forward in wake of US sanctions GOVERNMENT will be meeting with workers of both the Bauxite Company of Guyana (BCGI), a subsidiary of the Russian aluminium firm RUSAL, and German carrier, Oldendorff, in the new week to discuss the impact US sanctions will have on both companies’…

EMA’s war on waste

Source: Newsday Recycling is not something new to the people of TT. We have had a culture of reusing things, especially containers, for decades. How many people, when they were young, opened a tin of butter cookies to find sewing implements, opened a container of butter to find leftover food, or used… Link:

Need change now more than ever

Source: Nation Newspaper “Relatedly, these same sociological forces also explain the rise of so-called ‘third parties’, parties of businessmen, parties of parties, none of which are true parties, but opportunistic, farcical diversions,… Link: Need change now more than ever

Retailers cry: Things rough

Source: Nation Newspaper The controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) has fulfilled its aim of dampening the importation of pricey goods into Barbados, but it hasn’t brought a booster to local spending by Barbadians…. Link: Retailers cry: Things rough

Govt must ‘make buildings safe’

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has a responsibility to ensure that buildings are properly maintained. So said Akanni McDowall, president of the National Union of Public Workers, which represents the majority of staff… Link: Govt must ‘make buildings safe’

Joblessness high among the blind

Source: Nation Newspaper High unemployment remains a major issue for some blind people in Barbados. Outgoing president of the National United Society of the Blind (NUSB), Rudyard Welch, highlighted this Saturday during the… Link: Joblessness high among the blind

Massy vows to reduce plastic waste

Source: Nation Newspaper Massy Stores is committed to reducing the distribution of plastic bags at all its stores across the Caribbean. The objective is to help in the reduction of the environmental effects of plastic waste… Link: Massy vows to reduce plastic waste

Pay your dues, advises Gilkes

Source: Nation Newspaper Make sure you are up-to-date with your Copyright Society Of Composers Authors And Publishers Inc. dues. This was the advice FAS director Al Gilkes gave a number of fledgling event promoters Saturday… Link: Pay your dues, advises Gilkes

Gypsy ready to lead NCC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018CHARLES KONG SOO Calypsonians, panmen, and bandleaders are looking forward to a brighter future under Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters, the new chairman of the National Carnival Commission (NCC). Shortly after the announcement that the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts had given Peters his letters of…

Man dies on Debe death strip

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018KEVON FELMINE kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Despite safety enhancements to part of the M2 Ring Road that is prone to serious accidents, another crash has claimed the life of a Princes Town man. Adesh Ramnath, 34, of Cedar Hill Village, Princes Town, died within minutes of his silver Nissan Wingroad…

Control Unit strolls home

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018KELVIN ‘N’ Control Unit well ridden by Wilbert Leon yesterday returned to the winner’s circle with a well deserved victory in the feature event over 1,100 metres on the main track at Santa Rosa Park, Arima yesterday. Sent off as the second fancy at 2/1, the Glenn…

Montrose Gov’t takes exhibition thriller

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018The 2018 Atlantic National Primary Schools cricket league was officially opened on Friday at the Cumuto Recreation ground and to celebrate the occasion Montrose Government came up against Rochard Douglas Presbyterian in a 15-overs encounter. Prior to the start of the match officials of Atlantic led by…

Championship Clubs chase $28,000 T20 prize

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018The battle to earn a place in the semi-finals of the T20 Festival for Championship Division clubs will resume today with two matches at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva. In the first match at 2.30 pm, Calcutta will oppose Fulham; while Defence Force will clash…

Kaepernick receives Amnesty International’s highest honour

Source: Guyana Chronicle (BBC) – FORMER San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received Amnesty International’s highest honour for his protests against racial injustice. The human rights organisation said Kaepernick “chooses to speak out and inspire others despite the professional and personal risks”. Kaepernick first protested by sitting during the national anthem in…

Live Video: CedarBridge Academy Fashion Show

Source: Bernews CedarBridge Academy and the Class of 2018 are holding “Pulse”, the CBA Annual Fashion Show, this evening [April 21] at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts, and you can tune in and watch live below. Live video below, if you have any issues watching, please try viewing on… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday April 22

Source: Bernews Sunday, April 22 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 19°C/67°F and the low to be near 17°C/62°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NNE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 54%. Sunrise will be at 6.41am… Link:

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