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August 17, 2018

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`One-arm wonder’ Grant-Stuart in line for national sports award

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA’S differently-abled cyclist, Walter Grant-Stuart, is in line to receive a national sports award for his gold medal performance at the just concluded Union de Cycling International (UCI) C1 Para Cycle road race which was held last Sunday in Villengeneue, Montreal, Canada. In a telephone interview, Director of Sport, Christopher…

Too much ‘Soca’ for Lady Jags

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Trinidad and Tobago edge Guyana 3-1 in final CFU Champions Series match TRINIDAD and Tobago defeated Guyana 3-1 in the final match of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Challenge Series on Sunday at the Ato Boldon Stadium. The result meant that the ‘Soca Princesses’ finished their campaign undefeated,…

Who will play for the national play-off automatic berths?

Source: Guyana Chronicle – This question will be answered tonight in Mackenzie DEFENDING champions Dave and Celena All Stars will tackle Quiet Storm in the opening fixture of quarter-final action, as play in the Linden segment of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ competition resumes tonight, at the Mackenzie Market tarmac. The champs,…

Mangra, Ramdhani complete training camp in Guatemala

Source: Guyana Chronicle MANY of the best badminton players in Central America and the Caribbean enjoyed a training camp, organised by Panam Sports and the Badminton Pan-American Confederation (BPAC), in Guatemala, in preparation for continental tournaments, Pan Am Individual Championships and Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla 2018. More than 20…

Central Bank Governor to give economic report

Source: Nation Newspaper The performance and future of the Barbados economy will take centre stage tomorrow as the political temperature rises in Barbados. With economic matters expected to feature prominently ahead of the… Link: Central Bank Governor to give economic report

Cruise Group Praises Strong USVI Partnership

Source: St. John Source The cruise ship Viking Sea in port in Frederiksted St. Croix in March. (Bill Kossler photo) The cruise industry’s partnership with the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high,” according to Michele Paige, president of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, who spoke during the group’s operations committee meeting this month.…

Photos: Van Crashes On Side In Pembroke

Source: Bernews Emergency Services responded to the St. John’s Road, Pembroke area tonight [April 30] where a collision occurred near the junction with Cox’s Hill Road resulting in a van landing on its side at approximately 11.00pm. Traffic is being diverted away from the scene and while further details are limited at… Link:

Cleaning starts at Supreme Court

Source: Nation Newspaper The Supreme Court Complex remained a literal ghost town yesterday as cleaning began. The only people on duty were some security guards. In a Barbados Government Information Service release over the… Link: Cleaning starts at Supreme Court

People’s person ‘Foffie’ laid to rest

Source: Nation Newspaper Vernon “Foffie” Williams was a “people’s person”. That was the view of his brother, Earl Williams, who delivered a tribute yesterday during a thanksgiving service to celebrate the life of the former Barbados… Link: People’s person ‘Foffie’ laid to rest

I.C.J. Referendum Set for April 10, 2019

Source: Channel 5 Belize Late this evening, the Government of Belize announced that it has set the date for Belize’s decision on taking the dispute arising from Guatemala’s claim to Belize’s land and insular territories, and to the maritime areas pertaining to them, to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for final settlement. That…

Ex-Mayor: We Can Document What We Did

Source: Channel 5 Belize Former Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley came out swinging today, after remaining quiet in the face of questionable city council spending that have since been exposed by his successor.  Last Thursday, Mayor Bernard Wagner made public the results of an audit exercise conducted at City Hall via a transition report. …

Holder: Yes, we can

Source: Nation Newspaper Captain Jason Holder is stressing consistency as the key as West Indies chase their first series victory over Sri Lanka in 15 years, when the two sides clash in the Caribbean in June. The Windies are… Link: Holder: Yes, we can

Former Mayor Maintains Stance on Tenure for Administrators

Source: Channel 5 Belize While he dismissed the allegation that it was indeed Joe Bradley who racked up a hefty food and beverage bill nearby, former Mayor Darrell Bradley also spoke candidly on the situation involving beleaguered city administrator Candice Miller.  The present P.U.P. city council says that it has been encumbered by a…

New Mayor Questioned Administrator’s Contract and Salary

Source: Channel 5 Belize During last Thursday’s presentation, Mayor Wagner went on record to state that in spite of all the financial mismanagement taking place at City Hall during the previous term, the city administrator was rewarded with a contract extension which saw a significant increase in her annual salary.  For context, we revisit…

Rubis Team ‘A’ favoured

Source: Nation Newspaper Rubis team ‘A’ are highly favoured to retain their Village Camp Road Tennis Shotgun title when the sixth edition of the tournament serves off this morning at nine at the Deighton “Pa” Roach Tennis Facility,… Link: Rubis Team ‘A’ favoured

Richards makes Diamond League debut

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thompson-KingPublished: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 T&T’s Jereem Richards is set to make his debut at the IAAF Diamond League on Friday in the capital city of Qatar, Doha. Richards will face the starter in the Men’s 200 metres sprint at the first of 14 meetings. The global one-day event is…

A&V ownersued by GML photographer

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2018Guardian Media Ltd senior photographer Kristian de Silva is suing A&V Oil and Gas Drilling and Workover owner Hanif Nazim Baksh and his son in law, Cpl Billy Ramsundar, for assault and battery. Through his attorneys, De Silva filed the action yesterday at the San Fernando High…

Coral Reefs Show Signs of Recovery

Source: St. John Source Damaged Star Coral in Leinster. (Photo by Caroline Rogers) The waves from hurricanes Irma and Maria and a destructive winter storm at the end of February have taken a toll on coral reefs around St. John, according to marine biologists who work within the Virgin Islands National Park. But seven…

JetBlue Guyana decision imminent

Source: Curacao Chronicle GEORGETOWN – US low cost carrier, JetBlue, which has indicated its interest in expanding into the Guyana market, is closer to making a decision, according to local media reports. The Guyana ministry of foreign affairs, without naming the airline, has also indicated that talks are still ongoing and that JetBlue…

Distinction Travel: The two sides of Curaçao

Source: Curacao Chronicle For travelers seeking something a little different, this former Dutch colonial outpost offers culture and luxury. The drive into the capital of Curaçao, the Dutch Caribbean outpost that is the “C” in the ABC islands, allows you to pass by the usual colorful privation of the Caribbean, tiny houses of…

Students to be volleyball ambassadors

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation will be hosting six student athletes during the week of June 18 to serve as ambassadors for the sport of volleyball, both indoor and on the beach. Link: Students to be volleyball ambassadors

George Town man dies in North Side accident

Source: Cayman Compass North Side resident Archie Whittaker said he had just arrived home Sunday evening and was getting out of his car when a Honda racing east down North Side Road blasted past him. Link: George Town man dies in North Side accident

Photos: Small Cessna Aircraft Crashes At Airport

Source: Bernews Emergency personnel rushed to the airport after a small aircraft crashed while landing this evening [April 30], resulting in the pilot sustaining what officials said were “non life threatening injuries” and the airfield being temporarily closed down before re-opening at around 9.00pm. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Lieutenant Russann… Link:

Kirkland Nixon passes away

Source: Cayman Compass Kirkland Nixon, Cayman’s first chief fire officer, died on Monday, April 30. Mr. Nixon, who was in his early seventies, died at the Cayman Islands Hospital shortly before 7 a.m. after a short illness. Link: Kirkland Nixon passes away

Unemployment rate creeps up during 2017

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s overall unemployment rate increased nearly a full percentage point between fall 2016 and fall 2017, government statistics released last Thursday revealed. Link: Unemployment rate creeps up during 2017

CayFilm 2018 has been cancelled

Source: Cayman Eye News From CayFilm We regret to announce that the 2018 CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival has been cancelled. We have had to make this very sad and difficult decision due to the lack of finances needed to properly execute the event. Unfortunately, the funding available for an event of this magnitude…

The Editor Speaks: Interesting but unlikely

Source: Cayman Eye News We have two colleges here in the Cayman Islands – the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) and the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI). It is obvious to everyone the two colleges must work together. “Collaboration between ICCI, UCCI and government will be key to any future…

A Quiet Place – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly The surviving family of four must live their lives in silence as mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten to kill the rest of them. As their family prepares to welcome a new member they must move beyond past mistakes in order to protect each other from the predatory menace.…

Rare eye cancer discovered

Source: News 784 (NY DAILY NEWS) – Ocular melanoma — an exceptionally rare type of eye cancer — has been discovered in 18 people in Huntersville, N.C., and Auburn, Ala. — many of whom attended the same college. The cancer, which typically affects six out of every one million people, was diagnosed in…

The Students Speak Up: “Ortega Should Go”

Source: Havana Times The recent protests left a painful total of over 39 dead as the product of the repression. However, they also planted a “seed of hope” when the university students’ struggle unleashed a national civic rebellion. Link: The Students Speak Up: “Ortega Should Go”

Town Crier Calls Travellers Into Local Stores

Source: Bernews Hamilton’s Town Crier is treating visitors to more than just city tours this year; he’s also aiming to assist them with their island shopping. A spokesperson said, “Town Crier Ed Christopher’s baritone voice and long strides are leading visitors into retail stores all over Hamilton every Thursday in the Bermuda… Link:

Road crash victim was father of new baby

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have confirmed that the driver who was killed in a crash in North Side on Sunday evening was John Miller III (27) from George Town, who was the father of three daughters, including a seven-week-old baby. Miller was pronounced dead at the George Town hospital last night after…

Newton community benefits from clean-up project

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Members of the Youth Corps who participated in the cleanup. Volunteers clean various areas in the Newtown Community. Volunteers clean various areas in the Newtown Community. Newton community benefits from clean-up project From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Several members of the Department of Youth Empowerment’s Volunteer Corps were

BISX Trading Notice

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas International Securities Exchange Limited (BISX) wishes to notify the public that pursuant to a decision by the Shareholders of Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Company Limited, the company has been delisted from The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX).  The Bahamas International Securities Exchange Limited (BISX) wishes to notify…

Airport reopens after plane crash injures pilot

Source: The Royal Gazette The airport has reopened tonight after a small private aircraft crashed on the runway this afternoon. Aaron Adderley, president of Skyport, confirmed that LF Wade International Airport had reopened in a statement released at about 9. 15pm. The crash happened at about 5. 30pm. Mr Adderley said The pilot walked…

Pedestrian dies in accident at Pearl, EBD

Source: iNews Guyana Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 15:10hrs on Monday at Pearl, East Bank Demerara (EBD), which resulted in the death of Ameer Hussein, 45, of Yaracabra, Linden Highway. According to the police, their initial investigation revealed that a minibus, bearing registration number BNN 9334, was…

Butterfield shares up 2.6

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank hit a one-year high of 49 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index, improving by 1. 25, or 2. 6 per cent, after 1,100 were traded. Also improving were shares of Argus Group Holdings, which were up 30 cents, or 8. 3 per cent, to 3. 91 after…

Captive Conference To Donate $5K To Hospice

Source: Bernews Friends of Hospice, the registered charity supporting Bermuda’s only in-patient hospice, Agape House, has been chosen as the first beneficiary of the Bermuda Captive Conference. This year’s 14th annual event, slated to run June 11–13 at Fairmont Southampton, attracts close to 800 delegates, including captive insurance owners, risk managers, captive managers,… Link:

Researchers identify challenges for agricultural, foods security and climate change

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Researchers identify challenges for agricultural, foods security and climate change From the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Headquarters At a global workshop hosted by IICA, close to 150 specialists from around the world agreed that research efforts should focus on integration of mitigation and adaptation, climate risk

Tributes pour in as former fire chief dies

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Kirkland Nixon, the Cayman Islands’ first local chief fire officer, who headed up the service for more than 40 years, died this morning after being ill for several months. Nixon (73) was a popular public figure who was as well known for his passion for orchids as he was…

Santo Cristo festival returns this weekend

Source: The Royal Gazette An annual celebration of Azorean culture returns this weekend, with Portuguese artist Jos Malhoa headlining the festivities. The Santo Cristo festival, held for free at BAA field, will treat guests to a host of local acts as well. The festival runs on Saturday and Sunday with Malhoa joined by McCannon…

Bermuda delegation heads for New York forum

Source: The Royal Gazette A delegation of more than 60 industry leaders will take the Bermuda markets message to New York City this week for an executive forum. The multi-industry event will feature Bermuda-born Brian Duperreault, chief executive officer of American International Group, as the keynote speaker. David Burt, the Premier, and Wayne Caines,.…

Berkeley Students Attend New York Summit

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] recently sponsored a class of 22 budding, young entrepreneurs from The Berkeley Institute to take part in Virtual Enterprises International’s Global Youth Business Summit 2018, which was held in New York City from Monday, April 16th to Wednesday, April 18th. Since September, the students… Link:

Understanding Windrush: A Millenial Perspective

Source: The St. Lucia Star Are there hidden sinister motives behind the “Windrush” controversy? I cannot speak on any existence other than my own in the Caribbean. Personally, I’ve been startled in my 20s by several aspects of Caribbeanhood. Though I learned early how really tiny Saint Lucia was, reluctantly acknowledging it as a mere

Another blockchain agreement signed

Source: The Royal Gazette Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a second fintech business as efforts to build the industry in Bermuda continue. David Burt, the Premier, announced this morning that an MOU had been signed with Medici Ventures with the intent to create jobs and educational opportunities for Bermudians. The MOU…

Williams says ready to serve as Top Cop

Source: Stabroek News With 31 years in the Guyana Police Force under his belt, Crime Chief Paul Williams says he is ready for the job of Police Commissioner. Link: Williams says ready to serve as Top Cop

Homicide along Jeremie Street, Castries

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of thirty (30) year old, Dwayne William alias “Zoe Zoe” of Bois Den, Jacmel. A report of shooting was referred to the Criminal Investigations Department in Castries, about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Dwayne William was on Jeremie Streeet,

Farmers to register for insurance, pension benefits

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Banana Production Improvement Project is continuing its sensitization exercise to educate farmers on the importance of having their farms insured. Project Manager Kerde Severin said this year, the plan is to get most of the farmers registered with the Caribbean Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company or…

Why Is Restoring Power to Puerto Rico So Slow?

Source: Puerto Rico Report The Two Fab Femmes podcast interviewed Amanda Martinez, CEO of Bull Moose Energy Ventures. Bull Moose is focused on alternative energy, especially biomass, but also works with fossil fuels. “Puerto Rico has really become the center of my universe right now,” said Martinez. “The people are incredible — they’re industrious [but]…

Stabbing reported in San Pedro

Source: The Reporter By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was reportedly stabbed in San Pedro this afternoon. Sketchy and unconfirmed reports are that the victim, a man, suffered a stab wound in his chest shortly after 1:00 p.m., in the San Mateo area of the island. The Reporter will have details of…

Mango: What’s Happened to the Errand Man?

Source: Havana Times Mango is a strong man, with a kind nature and friendly face. He is 78 years old but his physical build allows him to take on the hard labor of a delivery man, a job which involves taking market purchases to families who hire him. Link: Mango: What’s Happened to

Jazz in the Yard

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Jazz in the Yard appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – A Worship Experience is set to awaken the spirit and faith of patrons on Saturday, May 05, 2018. Organizers say that the event was conceptualized to give faith-based artiste a place

GARTH ST. OMER’S PRISNMS A Review by Adrian Augier

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prisnms is not your cozy, rainy-day reading.  Even the title promises refraction; things at once splintering and claustrophobic. So, if you’re looking for warm, loveable heroes, venture no further. Garth St. Omer’s characters, are likely to be torn, tortured and mistrustful.    Saint Lucian-born novelist Garth St. Omer passed

Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize?

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  Donald Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to unify Korea, the South Korean President has reportedly suggested. Moon Jae-in’s comment came after a historic summit on Friday in which he met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize.…

Stormy Daniels sues Trump for defamation

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Stormy Daniels sues Trump for defamation appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. In this file photo taken on April 16, 2018 adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels speaks outside US Federal Court with her lawyer Michael Avenatti (R) in Lower Manhattan, New York.

Working to Make Caribbean Fisheries Climate-Smart

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Fisheries experts from Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines met in Kingstown, St Vincent on April 25 and 26 to explore options for a climate-smart fisheries monitoring system and a  related fisheries and environment database.  The experts met at a two-day workshop organised…

Suspect in school rape suspended

Source: Newsday THE 15-year-old boy identified by a schoolgirl as having raped her in the female bathroom at the school last Tuesday is yet to be interviewed by police. Child Protection Unit police said yesterday they have a few loose ends to tie up and have to revisit the school and interview… Link:

Please Sign the Anonymous Letter against Me

Source: Havana Times Obviously, anonymous letters aren’t only limited to workplaces. Although a long tradition of using and exploiting them (encouraged by a government policy which allowed and even promoted them) has come to make us Cubans a kind of experts in the matter. Link: Please Sign the Anonymous Letter against Me

Floating Fiasco

Source: Curacao Chronicle I really start to believe that the more titles, diplomas and nomination somebody has, the more stupid he becomes because he can’t think realistically. For some time already I wanted to react on the decision the “Think Tank” made to move the Floating Market to the “Kleine Werf” because when…

Victim Identified In Jeremie Street Homicide

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of thirty (30) year old, Dwayne William alias “Zoe … The post Victim Identified In Jeremie Street Homicide appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Victim Identified In Jeremie Street Homicide

Anglican Infant School Registration 2018 – 2019

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Parents and guardians who registered their child/ward for Kindergarten for the Academic Year 2018/2019, at the Anglican Infant School, are informed that there has been a change in the date for registration. The meeting will now be held on Wednesday May 09, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the…

Police find 100 rounds of ammo in Arouca

Source: Newsday An anti-crime exercise in the Arouca district on Sunday resulted in the discovery of 100 rounds of ammunition. In a police release on Monday it was reported that officers of the Northern Division Task Force Area Central conducted the exercise between 10pm and 2am under the supervision of Snr Supt… Link:

Rusal shareholder calls for new strategy in response to U.S. sanctions

Source: Stabroek News MOSCOW,  (Reuters) – SUAL Partners, a co-owner of Russian aluminium producer Rusal, said today  that Rusal’s board and shareholders needed to start work as soon as possible on a new strategy after the company was hit by U.S. Link: Rusal shareholder calls for new strategy in response to U.S. sanctions

Tim: S&P did their research

Source: Newsday CARONI East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh is not convinced by Government excuses that ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) wrongly downgraded TT (from stable to negative) due to the provision of wrong data, he told Newsday today. “S&P would have done their reviews and spoken to a number of agencies… Link:

$337,483.29 for seven men

Source: Newsday The state has paid out an additional $337,483.29 to seven men who were detained under the Anti-Gang legislation during the failed 2011 state of emergency (SoE). It was agreed that the seven will receive compensation for false imprisonment on the condition that they withdraw their malicious prosecution case against the… Link:

Grocery store robber jailed for 9 years

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A local man who went on a crime rampage and, after they caught him, told police he wanted to go to prison got his wish Friday when he was jailed for nine years. Gerado George Conolly (26) used a modified, but unloaded, flare gun to hold up the Lookout Grocery…

Bermuda salutes champion Duffy

Source: The Royal Gazette Flora Duffy is today receiving a heros reception from thousands of supporters in Bermuda. Crowds are out in force for a motorcade to mark Duffys victory on home soil at the MS Amlin World Triathlon on Saturday. Cheers, car horns and Bermuda flags are making for a celebratory mood as…

Injured motorcyclist recovering

Source: The Royal Gazette A motorcyclist injured in a crash last Friday is recovering in hospital. The 44-year-old man was hurt after his vehicle collided with a car at the junction of Middle Road and Belmont Hills Drive, Warwick, at noon. Today, police said he was in a stable condition on a general ward…

Awards Ceremony at 65th National Family Island Regatta in Exuma

Source: Bahamas Weekly After several days of Bahamian sloop racing in beautiful Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, Exuma, awards for the 65th National Family Island Regatta were presented on Saturday evening, April 28, 2018.  Closing ceremony photos show highlights. BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna… Link: Awards Ceremony at 65th National Family Island Regatta in Exuma

From Castro to Diaz-Canel: Testimonies from an Assembly

Source: Havana Times An exceptional window into Cuba’s political ins and outs was opened on April 19th. On that day, Raul Castro Ruz formally passed on the position of Head of State and Government to Miguel Diaz-Canel. Link: From Castro to Diaz-Canel: Testimonies from an Assembly

Breaking: Several injured in Leopold St shooting

Source: Guyana Times At least three persons were injured during an alleged gang related shooting in Leopold Street, Georgetown on Monday morning. Those injured were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. More details on Tuesday, May 1 edition of the Guyana Times. Link: Breaking: Several injured in Leopold St shooting

Humiliated Bermuda spun out for 60

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtUKM-YSD Cricket Oval, Bangi Bermuda won toss Uganda 2pts beat Bermuda by 189 runsltbgtBermuda have been left facing relegation to the pits of international cricket after a lamentable performance this morning led to a 189-run defeat whose ramifications are as punitive as they are wide-ranging. Starting with the. ..

UNESCO National Commission to be established in St. Maarten

Source: Curacao Chronicle PHILIPSBURG – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of St. Maarten, Jorien Wuite announced on Thursday that the process to formalise and officially install the St. Maarten National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is advancing. Candidate’s names have been submitted to Governor Eugene Holiday…

Truck crashes through wall

Source: The Royal Gazette A truck driver was taken to hospital today after his vehicle crashed through a wall and down an embankment. The victims injuries were not believed to be life-threatening after the incident on Harrington Sound Road, near the junction with Quarry Road, at about 9. 45am. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service…

Israel's Netanyahu to make 'significant' announcement on Iran

Source: Nation Newspaper JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a televised announcement Monday evening in what his office said would be a “significant development” regarding the nuclear agreement with… Link: Israel’s Netanyahu to make ‘significant’ announcement on Iran

UK APPROVES ANGUILLA’S 2018 BUDGET!

Source: The Anguillian     The following letter from Lord Ahmad states that Anguilla’s 2018 budget has been approved. Chief Minister Banks will reply shortly. Mr Victor F Banks Hon. Chief Minister PO Box 60 The Secretariat The Valley Anguilla 25 April 2018 Dear Victor Thank you for your letter of 30 March…

New Muscle… Pinnacle launches B2B platform

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Malta & Curacao-licensed online bookmaker Pinnacle has expanded its corporate services launching its B2B ‘Pinnacle Solution’ sports betting platform technology. Pinnacle one of the industry’s oldest online bookmakers, seeks to leverage its in-house technology development capabilities combined with its market trading acumen to deliver an ‘unrivalled sportsbook service’ for…

Beach access activists finally secure legal aid

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After a long and protracted battle to secure funding for a legal challenge against government over its failure to register and protect beach access rights for the public, activists have been granted legal aid to press their case. In his ruling, Acting Justice Alastair Malcolm said the applicants’ case…

Theresa May benoemt nieuwe Britse binnenlandminister

Source: Suriname Times De Britse premier Theresa May heeft Sajid Javid maandag benoemd tot de nieuwe minister van Binnenlandse Zaken, nadat Amber Rudd het ambt zondag plotseling neerlegde. Javid (48) is voormalig-directeur bij Deutsche Bank en sinds juli 2016 minister van Minderheden en Lokale Overheden. Javid zijn voorganger Rudd stapt op De oud-bewindsvrouw lag…

Nederlandse vrouw vast om cocaïnesmokkel Brazilië

Source: Suriname Times Een 36-jarige Nederlandse vrouw is opgepakt in Brazilië, omdat ze cocaïne probeerde te smokkelen. Ze werd betrapt op het vliegveld van de stad Recife. In haar bagage zat 2,2 kilo drugs. De vrouw verklaarde dat ze niets wist van de verboden bagage, meldden Braziliaanse media. Ze zei dat ze naar Brazilië…

Fish Fry collaborates with boxing association

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Fish Fry collaborates with boxing association appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The Boxing Association of Saint Lucia teamed up with the organizers of Anse La Raye Fish Friday, on April 20, for an event dubbed Boxing Out West. The initiative serves two purposes:

ANGUILLA’S PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES VISIT FORMER SCHOOL

Source: The Anguillian     Zharnel Hughes and Shara Proctor The students at the Orealia Kelly Primary School (formerly the Stoney Ground Primary School) had a surprise visit from two past students, Shara Proctor and Zharnel Hughes who are both long jump and sprinter athletes respectively for Great Britain. The two Anguillian athletes…

Gasoline price goes up, diesel down

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The gasoline price will increase by 3.5 cents on May 1. At the gas station, a liter will cost almost 1.90 guilders. The cause is the higher purchase price. Diesel is going down by 7.5 cents. One liter will cost just 1.30 guilders from Tuesday. That the price…

Foots denies statues are sexual

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The trial of Ronald Kynes (aka “Foots”) on the charge of possession of an obscene publication regarding four statues that he created and are or were on public display on his land will ultimately rest on the legal definition of “obscene” in the Cayman Islands, which was the subject…

BLOWING POINT SEA CAPTAINS, BOATBUILDERS HONOURED

Source: The Anguillian     Representatives of Sea Captains and Boatbuilders Boatbuilder, Mr. Raymond Connor and others Attendees at the award ceremony sponsored by Flow Anguilla The seafaring and boat-building culture of Anguilla was significantly highlighted over the past weekend, Saturday, April 21. That was when a patriotic community group in Blowing Point…

UK minister resigns over Windrush scandal

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UK minister resigns over Windrush scandal appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd listening as she is asked questions on Home Office removal targets in the House

RBPF Nassau: Public announcement

Source: Bahamas Weekly Members of the public are invited to attend a meeting to officially launch the National Neighborhood Watch Council, Monday, 30th April, 2018, at 6:30pm, at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center, Police Headquarters, East Street. The keynote speaker at this event will be the Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister…

EXTRACT FROM THE 2018 BUDGET DELIVERED BY CHIEF MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE, MR. VICTOR BANKS, ON MONDAY, APRIL 23, IN THE ANGUILLA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Source: The Anguillian       3. RECURRENT EXPENDITURE 2018 Mr. Speaker, the Recurrent Expenditure Estimate for this 2018 fiscal year is projected to be EC$202.15 million excluding amortisation of EC$27.2 million. This is a 4.63 per cent decrease or EC$9.80 million difference when compared to the 2017 approved recurrent budget of EC$211.96…

Return of firearms to indigenous residents delayed

Source: iNews Guyana The much-anticipated return of firearms, which were collected during the government’s firearm amnesty of 2015, was delayed after a planned trip to Region Seven to commence the distribution process was on Sunday thwarted due to inclement weather conditions. According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), a team headed by…

New Faces In The Senate

Source: The New Today Today’s Ceremonial Opening of Parliament will see a number of new faces taking their seats in both Houses of Parliament. Jude Cadett – the NNP Youth Arm President has been given a senatorial appointment It marks the return to Parliament of former Congress government minister, Glynis Roberts, the current political…

GFA adds new Floor to Administrative Building

Source: The New Today In the next four months, the Grenada Football Association (GFA) is expected to have a new floor on its administrative building at Queen’s Park in St. George’s, which is expected to help alleviate expenses associated with accommodation for teams in training. GFA President Cheney Joseph The Sonrise Construction Company was…

Government awaits money from Mexico to finish Parliament

Source: The New Today Government is yet to receive the US$2 million from Mexico for the completion of the Parliament Building. According to Minister of Infrastructure Development, Gregory Bowen the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration is awaiting the money mainly to do the ground work for the building. Speaking at last week’s post-Cabinet…

Homicide along Jeremie Street, Castries

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Homicide along Jeremie Street, Castries appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of thirty (30) year old, Dwayne William alias “Zoe Zoe” of Bois Den, Jacmel. A report of shooting was referred to the

Antigua PM says ‘no justice’ in de-banking Caribbean countries

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne says there is no justice in the de-banking and barring of small Caribbean states from the international payment system. “De-banking… Link: Antigua PM says ‘no justice’ in de-banking Caribbean countries

Bronze Curaçao’ at debut sports Sambo

Source: Curacao Chronicle PORT OF SPAIN, WILLEMSTAD – On Saturday April 28th, 2018 Curaçao wrote history in Trinidad & Tobago, by participating at an International Sambo Event for the first time in history. The Curaçao athletes Jensley Rosalina and Robin Housen competed both in the 90kg class of Sports Sambo and they ended…

Truck Driver Crashes In Hamilton Parish

Source: Bernews [Updated] There was a collision this morning [April 30] which involved a truck crashing through a wall in Hamilton parish. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 10.29am: The police said, “The male driver has been extricated from the vehicle and is on… Link:

“JUDICIARY NO LONGER INDEPENDENT”, SAYS QC

Source: Jones Bahamas Freeport based Queens Counsel Maurice Glinton says  without a substantive Chief  Justice appointed, the Judiciary branch no longer serves as an independent branch of government.   Mr. Glinton has joined a large number of the members of The Bahamas Bar Association  who are agitating for  Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis to …

ROBERTS LASHES GOV’T ONE YEAR RECORD

Source: Jones Bahamas With the Minnis Administration’s one-year anniversary on the horizon, former Minister of Works Bradley Roberts expressed some of his major concerns this weekend as he called the Prime Minister a “dishonest bafoon”. Mr. Roberts outlined in a statement issued yesterday the government’s “corrupt” dealings with Oban where convicted felon Peter…

HOMICIDE IN ABACO, MANY SHOOTINGS IN NASSAU

Source: Jones Bahamas Investigations are ongoing into a  shooting incident   in Abaco that’s left a man in his early 20s dead Friday night.  The  victim  is Perez Dames, a young man who moved to the island only a few months  ago. Police say they were called to the area of Charles Sawyer…

NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTER UNDERSCORES NEW THREATS

Source: Jones Bahamas “We are safer today than we were yesterday, but the threats of tomorrow are different”,  said National Security Minister Marvin Dames. In  an  address at the CEO Network conference,  Mr. Dames mentioned that illegal arms trafficking generates approximately $1 billion annually, cocaine generates an estimated $85 billion and human trafficking…

Major Drug Bust at Airport

Source: Antigua Chronicle Police made another major drugs Seizure at the V.C Bird International Airport on Friday. Sniffer dogs came across a blue barrel inside the Customs Bonded Warehouse and alerted their handlers. The barrel was searched and seven tightly wrapped packages of Cannabis, weighing 109 pounds were found concealed inside. The shipment…

EYEWITNESS: All connected…

Source: iNews Guyana …on bauxite The PNC and the bauxite unions have been beating up on the PPP for the travails of the bauxite industry after they took office in 1992. Nothing much is said, of course, about why the industry – which was NUMBER ONE in the world when the PNC nationalised…

Hamilton Parish Council Meeting Tomorrow

Source: Bernews The Hamilton Parish Council will be holding a public meeting tomorrow [May 1] at the Aquarium Education Room on North Shore Road in Flatts at 7.00 pm. A spokesperson said, “Hamilton Parish Council Public Meeting will be held at the Aquarium Education Room at 7:00 pm, North Shore Road, Flatts… Link:

Nicaragua After the Massacre

Source: Havana Times The killings perpetrated by the paramilitary forces of the Ortega/Murillo regime and the riot squads of the National Police resulted in the worst bloodbath in the post-war history of Nicaragua. Link: Nicaragua After the Massacre

Fort Road Man Wanted for Murder

Source: Antigua Chronicle Earlsfield James of Penny Lane Upper Fort Road is wanted in connection of allegations of Murder. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances that caused the death of 31 year old Kemmoy Jeffers of Fort Road. Jeffers’ body was discovered around 11 pm on Friday lying on the ground,…

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Source: Bernews Underneath the bastions of the National Museum of Bermuda lie several hidden magazines. Normally off-limits to visitors, these rooms were originally used to store the shells and gun powder for the gun emplacements above. For the past week, visiting volunteer forts historian Victor Smith has conducted an intensive examination and… Link:

Saint Lucia slips in Quality of Nationality Index

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia has slipped in the 2017 Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), which ranks the quality of nationalities worldwide. Saint Lucia scored 39.4 percent, 0.2 percent less than in the previous years, placing 67th. Antigua and Barbuda positioned itself as number one in the OECS Citizen by…

Freisenbruch-Meyer Group To Host Tax Seminar

Source: Bernews On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Canada’s Trowbridge Professional Corporation and Freisenbruch Meyer Group will co-host two free seminars on tax and pension planning for expatriates. The two-hour events, taking place at 12 noon and 5.30pm at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton, will feature a presentation by Mr. Arun… Link:

Insurtech start-up embraces Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette An insurtech start-up is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and quantum computing to provide cyber underwriting to insurers and reinsurers. Bermuda will play a role in the growth of Envelop Risk, which is believed to be the first insurtech company with a physical presence on the island. Envelop is…

DanceSations School Recital Set For May 17-19

Source: Bernews DanceSations School of Dance will be presenting its 5th anniversary show as a fulltime school in May, set to showcase their dancers’ talents in their ‘This Is Us’ recital. “The show will feature dancer’s talents in many genres of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap, and hip-hop. Our dancers… Link:

Haiti – Football CHFP 2018 : Complete result of the 13th day

Source: Haiti Libre Full results of the 13th match day of the opening season of the Haitian Professional Football Championship. Thursday, after the victory of REAL against Valencia and Baltimore against the OFC, the day was especially marked by… Link: Haiti – Football CHFP 2018 : Complete result of the 13th day

Trying to end scandal, Britain’s May appoints Javid as interior minister

Source: Stabroek News LONDON,  (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a former banker of South Asian origin as interior minister today, trying to draw a line under an immigration scandal threatening her authority as she negotiates Brexit. Link: Trying to end scandal, Britain’s May appoints Javid as interior minister

Sajid Javid is named as new Home Secretary

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  The Prime Minister has named Sajid Javid as the new Home Secretary, replacing Amber Rudd. Mr Javid, 48, was promoted from the position of Communities Secretary after scandals over the Windrush generation and deportation targets. Theresa May’s spokesman said he had shown “drive, ambition and determination” in getting to…

Haiti – Agriculture : Delivery of new vehicles to new departmental directors

Source: Haiti Libre The new Minister of Agriculture, agronomist Joubert C. Angrand , brought together the technical, administrative and project directors, particularly the newly-appointed directors at the head of the Departmental Agricultural Departments… Link: Haiti – Agriculture : Delivery of new vehicles to new departmental directors

Migrants from caravan in limbo as US says border crossing full

Source: Nation Newspaper TIJUANA, Mexico − About 50 people from a Central American migrant caravan including women, children and transgender individuals tried to seek U.S. asylum on Sunday but were not allowed to cross the Mexico… Link: Migrants from caravan in limbo as US says border crossing full

30 Apr Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 30 Apr Mon 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Isolated showers are expected for the next 24 hours as a stationary front weakens over the northwest Caribbean. Radar images show isolated showers in and around the Cayman area moving towards the west. Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but…

Jamaica: Gunmen pressure hospital

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  THERE is fear and apprehension at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland as criminals have repeatedly tried to gain entry to the premises to complete hit jobs, forcing the hospital administration onto the back foot. “In one attempt there was someone trying to gain entry in the hospital…

Saint Lucia to Host Major Conference on Rheumatology

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Health professionals from throughout the Caribbean will gather in St Lucia in May for a major conference on rheumatology. The Caribbean Association for Rheumatology (CAR) will host its 9th Annual Scientific Symposium at the Coco Palm Hotel, Rodney Bay from Thursday May 3rd to Saturday May 5th 2018. The…

Moving for the by-election

Source: Antigua Observer Barbudans are returning home in droves up to this morning as the island gets ready to vote in a by-election to fill the ninth seat on the Barbuda Council. So far, two vessels are now preparing to leave Antigua where many Barbudans have been residing since hurricane Irma slammed the…

Charges against Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington unconstitutional

Source: Guyana Times – Ralph Ramkarran, SC other legal luminaries Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran, in his weekly column, suggests that the charges against former Finance Minister Ashni Singh and former National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Executive Director Winston Brassington may be unconstitutional on the basis that they are not “public officers”…

Cane harvester killed by speeding drunk driver

Source: Guyana Times – four seriously injured Adrian Alexander Downer, a 47-year-old cane harvester of Sixth Street, Fyrish Village Corentyne, is now dead, and four others have been hospitalised after a car being driven by a highly intoxicated man slammed into a utility pole at Cromarty Village, Corentyne on Sunday morning and ended…

Several injured in Linden highway accident

Source: Guyana Times Several persons were injured on Sunday during a motor vehicular accident which occurred at about 10:15 hrs at the Millie’s Junction, Soesdyke Linden Highway when the driver of a motor car lost control of his vehicle. The motor car # PVV 5602 was at the time being driven by Beresford…

WCD/EBE Road project substantially completed

Source: Guyana Times Just over three years ago, works commenced to upgrade the two-lane West Coast Demerara/East Bank Essequibo (WCD/EBE) road. This project has now been “substantially” completed, with just some road markings and traffic signs’ installation to the done. Speaking with Guyana Times, Senior Projects Engineer attached to the Ministry of Public…

Man shot, killed in Better Hope

Source: Guyana Times A 29-year-old man was fatally shot on Saturday at his residence in Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. The victim has been identified as Denis Nandlall of 21 Lalchan Street, Better Hope South. Dead: Denis Nandlall A relative of the deceased, Alicia Douglas, told Guyana Times on Sunday that she, Nandlall…

Protesters lauded for legislative participation

Source: Antigua Observer Public healthcare workers, Barbudans, and all concerned citizens are being praised for their “participation,” in Parliament that resulted in changes being made to a Bill that was later passed. Last week, two contentious Bills attracted residents and stakeholders, and they crammed into the nation’s Parliament to protest the Mount St.…

Grant Stuart wins UCI CI Para-Cycling Road Race in Canada

Source: Stabroek News Differently-abled cyclist Walter Grant Stuart’s dream of representing Guyana at the Paralympics came a step closer after he won the UCI Para-Cycling Road Race event yesterday in Canada. Link: Grant Stuart wins UCI CI Para-Cycling Road Race in Canada

Better Hope man murdered

Source: Stabroek News Relatives of a Better Hope construction worker are mourning his death after he was shot while sitting with relatives outside of his premises. Link: Better Hope man murdered

Nandlall slams sedition clause in Cybercrime Bill

Source: Stabroek News As public outcry against a sedition clause in the proposed Cybercrime Bill grows, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has sought to distance himself from its contents. Link: Nandlall slams sedition clause in Cybercrime Bill

Young Faustin scoring goals

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 30, 2018Jaheim Faustin, captain of the San Juan Jabloteh Under-14 team, and son of former T&T international standout Marvin Faustin, has topped the 2018 Flow Youth Pro League overall league scoring chart with 12 goals. Faustin (Jaheim) said he was not only delighted to win the Most Goals…

Eniath Enforcers win TML Premier League

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 30, 2018Eniath’s Printing Enforcers defeated Rockhard United at the TML/Oasis/Executive Upholsterers Premier League Final in St Joseph on April 21, to take home the $8000.00 first place prize. Batting first, hosts Enforcers were in early trouble losing their first 4 wickets for 11 runs. A mid-innings partnership of…

CHADEE- MOHAN: DELMA

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 30, 2018CHADEE- MOHAN: DELMA departed this life on Thursday 26th April 2018. Daughter of Elizabeth Chadee. Wife of Hector Mohan (deceased). Mother of Illana Hooseine, Joanne Chadee, Terryanne Cassar, Chris Chadee and Wendy Chadee- Vincent. Funeral service for the late Delma Chadee- Mohan aka Tanty Dolcy will take…

Caribbean fighters triumph at Ruff and Tuff

Source: Newsday THE much anticipated rematch between TT’s Seon Adhar and Colombia’s Jefferson Espinoza came to an abrupt end on Saturday night, as Adhar retained his title as champion in the first professional bout at the Ruff and Tuff Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Tournament at the National Cycling Centre, Couva. Both fighters… Link:

Colbeck scheme poses no threat to Bodles

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, has put to rest speculation that a large section of the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine is at risk of being carved up to facilitate The… Link: Colbeck scheme poses no threat to Bodles

Common ground needed to fight crime – PM

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica has been in a state of emergency with murders and violence, guns, gangs and dons, for a very long time, and common ground is now needed to take on the country’s most pressing problem.Addressing the annual… Link: Common ground needed to fight crime –

After 'crazy gunfight', police probing links to slain MoBay gangster 'Bowza'

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Police crime-scene tape surrounding the three-storey apartment complex in Hatfield, St James, yesterday, was the only indication of the hours-long gun battle last Saturday that left notorious gangster Nico ‘Bowza’ Samuels dead and four policemen… Link: After ‘crazy gunfight’, police probing links to slain MoBay gangster ‘Bowza’

'Portland Probe' starting this week

Source: Jamaica Gleaner For years, Portland has been among the island’s most peaceful parishes. The trend is continuing this year with the parish reporting five murders up to April 21, to be second to Manchester (four) as the parishes with the fewest murders.But five… Link: ‘Portland Probe’ starting this week

Construction worker gunned down at home

Source: Kaieteur News – men in ‘hoodies’ fled on bicycle A 29-year-old construction worker was gunned down at around 23:15 hrs on Saturday at his Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, allegedly by two men in ‘hoodies’ who fled the scene on bicycles. Daniel Nandlall of Lot 21 Lalchan Street, Better Hope, was shot…

Cane harvester dead, two injured in C’tyne crash

Source: Kaieteur News   – victims were reportedly returning from birthday party A 48-year-old cane harvester returning from a friend’s birthday party was killed and two others injured, after the car they were in slammed into a utility pole early yesterday morning on the Cromarty Village, Corentyne, Berbice Public Road. Dead is 48-year-old…

One dead in North Side crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): One person is confirmed dead and two others injured following a crash Sunday evening on North Side Road, close to the Old Man Bay grocery store, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Just before 8pm on Sunday, 29 April, a vehicle with a driver and two passengers…

Don’t suffer in silence

Source: Guyana Chronicle — women urged to speak up against domestic violence FAR too many times women have remained silent about ill-treatment from their intimate partner until it becomes unbearable but, the call is out for those women to “break the silence” and speak up about domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as…

One dead, four injured in Corentyne accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 48-year-old man is dead and four other persons are seriously injured after the car in which they were travelling slammed into a heap of sand on the Cromarty Public Road, East Berbice-Corentyne, on Sunday. Dead is Adrian Downer, of Lot 79, Fyrish Village, Corentyne. The driver and occupants were reportedly…

Tender Boards award 57 multi-million dollar contracts

Source: Guyana Chronicle CONTRACTS for the construction of a new fire station at Onverwagt on the West Coast of Berbice, and the continuation of the East Bank Demerara Road Project are among 57 multimillion-dollar contracts awarded by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) and other procurement entities. On Friday, Minister of…

Farmer reaps 450 pounds of onions

Source: Guyana Chronicle A CORENTYNE farmer has harvested some 450 pounds of organic onions from his Phillipe Farm, East Berbice, Corentyne, last Thursday. It is the largest harvest for a single farmer since implementation of the trial project by Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce and Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL), in partnership with the…

Windrush hypocrisy

Source: Nation Newspaper Those immigrants arriving in the United Kingdom (UK) between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries, have been labelled the “Windrush Generation”. This is a reference to the ship MV Empire Windrush,… Link: Windrush hypocrisy

Natural Resources Ministry responds to ‘Concerned Citizen’

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, ON April 22, 2018, the Kaieteur News carried a letter written by “concerned citizen” under the heading, “This Government is ignoring the plight of the Marudi small miners”. Please allow a response to matters carried within that letter. The writer stated that they were seeking to “reclaim what…

Power outages affecting Christ Church

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Light and Power advises the public that there is currently an outage impacting customers in the Searles and Coverley areas. The outage was caused by a large brush fire at Searles which has damaged… Link: Power outages affecting Christ Church

Old market free of garbage

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s clean. A day after the NATION highlighted the unsightly piles of garbage which had been left in the area of the old Fairchild Street Market in The City, it was cleared away Sunday. A representative… Link: Old market free of garbage

Priest: Don’t sell your vote

Source: Nation Newspaper A senior Anglican priest is beseeching Barbadians not to give in to the temptation to sell their votes in the May 24 General Election. The call has come from Archdeacon Eric Lynch, while delivering… Link: Priest: Don’t sell your vote

Six years later, case thrown out

Source: Nation Newspaper There was no reconstruction evidence to help the court determine the circumstances of a serious accident that occurred on Government Hill six years ago. In fact, said Magistrate Graveney Bannister,… Link: Six years later, case thrown out

Blackbirds fly coop

Source: Nation Newspaper Netball will have new league queens in a season that has been plagued with interruptions and uncertainty. Double crown queens UWI Blackbirds, who have dominated local netball for the past three seasons,… Link: Blackbirds fly coop

Walter Grant-Stuart wins UCI’s C1 Para Cycle road race gold

Source: Guyana Chronicle —But placed fourth in time-trial —-Director of Sport elated GUYANA’s para cyclist, Walter Grant-Stuart won the Union de Cycling C1 Para cycle road race yesterday in Villengeneue, Montreal, Canada. However, on the previous day he placed fourth in the time-trial. According to reports out of Canada, Grant-Stuart rode outstandingly well…

Soca Princesses win CFU Cup

Source: Trinidad Guardian Walter AlibeyPublished: Monday, April 30, 2018 T&T’s Soca Princesses pulled off a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Guyana in the final game of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Challenge Series at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, last night. The Guyanese who drew their first two matches against Grenada 0-0, and…

Central Sports new T20 kings

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, April 30, 2018 Central Sports are the new T20 kings of T&T after they won the 2018 edition of the T&T Cricket Board Premiership Division title at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba on Saturday night. At around 9 pm, the facial expression of Central Sports owner…

Cox, Shukla take Point 11k road titles

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 30, 2018Experience had the final say in yesterday’s running of the Point Fortin Borough Day 11K Road Race as veteran distance runner Curtis Cox judged his race to perfection to land the victory in a time of 35 minutes and 53 seconds. George Smith of the Defence Force…

Jamaican women pip US to claim Penn Relays 4×100 gold

Source: Guyana Chronicle JAMAICA’s women have taken home the Pennsylvania Relays gold medal after clocking 43.14 seconds to pip the United States. The team of Gayon Evans, Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert-Powell, and Jura Levy, were not much quicker than a relatively weak USA Red team, which finished just behind them in 43.18. The…

BCCDA Arrival day 60-mile cycle race slated for May 5

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Trojan Cycle Club of Berbice will stage a 60-mile cycle road race in observance of Indian Arrival Day which will be observed nationwide on Saturday. The event which is being sponsored by the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association (BCCDA) is open to all interested cyclists throughout Guyana…

Cayman Islands: Officials from the RCIPS, Customs, and CI Hot Rod Association survey land for off-road motorsports facility in East End, 26 April

Source: Cayman Eye News On Thursday, 26 April, RCIPS officials joined representatives from HM Customs, the Youth Services Unit, and the Cayman Hot Rod and Motocross Associations, in East End, to survey land that will be the site of a new off-road racing facility. Yesterday’s meeting marks another step forward in finding a community-based…

YouthFlex hosts Poetry Slam Final this May

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Def jams and monster slams will be showcased to listeners when the New Self Help Community Foundation’s Poetry Slam Final airs soon on Radio Cayman. The Youth Services Unit (YSU), which coordinates the weekly YouthFlex radio show, will host the finale of the lyrical competition on…

Photos: Fire Service Extinguish St George’s Fire

Source: Bernews [Updated with video] Police and the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to Convict Bay Lane in St. George’s this evening [April 29] where smoke was seen coming out of a door on the lower level of a condominium unit. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel extinguished a fire and… Link:

Duffy victory wins praise from politicians

Source: The Royal Gazette Flora Duffys win in Saturdays MS Amlin World Triathlon today earned praise across the political spectrum. Michael Weeks, Minister of Social Development and Sport, said the performance was a proud day for Bermuda. Mr Weeks added I think anyone who was there on Saturday shared in something very special. The…

McGinger Comic: Hangover Beach Swim

Source: Bernews [Written by McGinger Design Lab] In the tenth of a new comic series from McGinger Design Lab, McGinger notes that what if Hangover Beach Swim was not cancelled? We know that due to the weather Hangover Beach Swim was cancelled this Sunday but What if it would have taken place today? Related Stories… Link:

Consultation On Feed-In Tariff Methodology

Source: Bernews Consultation on the method to calculate the rate paid to Renewable Energy Metering Scheme participants is underway, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced today. The Feed-in Tariff is paid by BELCO to compensate people who are connected to the electricity network and who generate electricity via renewable energy systems such… Link:

Bermuda Invitational Race Week Continues

Source: Bernews The second day of the Bermuda International Invitational Race Week got off to a delayed start due to the weather front that came through late this morning. Race Officer, Somers Kempe, released all classes to start racing at 1:30pm Sunday afternoon. The wind settled down to 15-18kts but the rain… Link:

Chris Famous Column: Which OBA MP Is Next?

Source: Bernews [Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “At times, it is as if those Members have realised that they will never ever be the ruling government again and are simply marking time by attending sessions until the next election is called. Looking at their ranks, it is easy to see… Link:

Letter: Sunday liquor sales set bad example

Source: Cayman Compass I am truly puzzled why there is such desperation to go without liquor for a day. It is pure nonsense that our tourists demand it. No, our liquor merchants demand it. Link: Letter: Sunday liquor sales set bad example

Letter: Cleanup effort is wasted without follow-through

Source: Cayman Compass The recent islandwide effort by members of the public, who voluntarily took time out from their personal schedules to pick up thousands of individual pieces of garbage carelessly strewn around by irresponsible fellow island dwellers, is an almost wasted effort. Link: Letter: Cleanup effort is wasted without follow-through

Home Secretary Amber Rudd quits

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary after being accused of misleading Parliament. Ms Rudd, who had been under pressure over what she knew about deportation targets for illegal immigrants, phoned Prime Minister Theresa May to tell her she was quitting. She had faced intensifying calls to quit over…

UK’s Interior Minister resigns over Windrush scandal

Source: iNews Guyana Britain’s interior minister has resigned after Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faced criticism for its treatment of some long-term Caribbean residents who were wrongly labelled illegal immigrants, a government official said. A spokesman for May was not immediately available for comment but a government official who spoke on condition of…

RA consultation begins on feed-in tariffs

Source: The Royal Gazette Consultation on the method to calculate the rate paid to Renewable Energy Metering Scheme participants is under way, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has announced. The feed-in tariff is paid by Belco to compensate people who are connected to the electricity network and who generate electricity via renewable energy systems…

Virtue of the Week: Commitment

Source: St. John Source Commitment is caring deeply about something or someone. It is deciding carefully what you want to do, then giving 100 percent, holding nothing back. You give your all to friendship, a task, or something you believe in. You finish what you start. You keep your promises. You are practicing commitment…

Wanted in connection with murder

Source: Antigua Observer Earlsfield James of Penny Lane, Upper Fort Road is wanted in connection to murder and the police just issued a bulletin to that effect.   James, a Dominican national,  is wanted in connection with the alleged murder of Kemmoy Jeffers of Fort Road.   The police are asking anyone with…

Bahamas to host 2018 Caribbean Aviation Meetup

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Caribbean region’s largest aviation conference will take flight in Nassau, Bahamas this June, bringing together major players from the aviation and tourism industries, travel professionals, academics and investors from all over the world for three days of discussions. The third annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup is slated for June 12-14…

UK interior minister Rudd has resigned over Windrush scandal-BBC

Source: Stabroek News LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s interior minister has resigned after Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faced criticism for its treatment of some long-term Caribbean residents who were wrongly labelled illegal immigrants, a government official said. Link: UK interior minister Rudd has resigned over Windrush scandal-BBC

John Lennon and Cuban Freemasonry: Symbols of Freedom

Source: Havana Times Cuban nationals and foreigners go to the park on 17th and 8th streets to see a beautiful statue of John Lennon which was inaugurated by Fidel Castro. Link: John Lennon and Cuban Freemasonry: Symbols of Freedom

Who leaked chopping photos online?

Source: Newsday THE South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has launched an investigation into how very graphic photos of the severed hand and other chop wounds inflicted on a Carapichaima nurse were leaked to social media. The photos, taken from the operating theatre of the San Fernando General Hospital while surgery was… Link:

Another nail…

Source: Guyana Times …in democracy’s coffin You’ve got to hand it to the PNC: they’re leaving no stone unturned in their drive to reinstitute over Guyana the dictatorship first established by Forbes Burnham. But then, the present leader of the PNC – David Granger — did say publicly and repeatedly that his mission…

Welcome home Levern Spencer

Source: The St. Lucia Star Following her arrival at Hewanorra International Airport last Thursday, St Lucians got the opportunity to see Commonwealth gold medalist Levern Spencer up close and personal, after her motorcade arrived at the Derek Walcott Square. She was greeted by a huge crowd who welcomed her with open arms, with their

Fatal shooting on Jeremie Street

Source: St. Lucia Times Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Jeremie Street Sunday, law enforcement officials have confirmed. The deceased has been identified as Dwayne William of Jacmel. He is said to be in his thirties. The shooting occurred around noon near the Morne du Don bus stand, St Lucia…

Australian University evacuated after gas leak

Source: iNews Guyana The BBC have reported that more than 500 students and teachers were evacuated from a university in Melbourne, Australia, as a result of a smell initially suspected to be gas. But it turned out the “gas” that students smelt at the university’s library was a rotting durian that had been…

Ortega Calls March to Support His Government

Source: Havana Times The Nicaraguan government called for a march on Monday in support of the president, Daniel Ortega, after the massive opposition demonstration on Saturday, after 11 days of protests that led to violence and dozens of deaths. Link: Ortega Calls March to Support His Government

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