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Government Weighs Decision on Santander Violations

Source: Channel 5 Belize Will the Spanish sugar-producing company, Santander, be fined for violating the conditions of its Export Process Zone certificate for releasing plantation sugar in the local market? We asked that question to the junior Minister Tracey Panton since Tuesday, but tonight, it is still not clear if the company will be…

Pharmacies Closed Down for Infringements of Law

Source: Channel 5 Belize Marvin Manzanero The Ministry of Health has been closing down pharmacies across the country. Today, News Five confirmed with Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero that four pharmacies in the Cayo and Stann Creek districts have been shut down and many others may face the same fate. The Ministry…

Hofius Hit in Lunch Time Robbery

Source: Channel 5 Belize One of the biggest department stores was jacked today in downtown Belize City. The brazen robbery took place during the lunch hour when Hofius on Albert Street was open for business and customers were purchasing inside the store. Two men entered the premier hardware and houseware dealer at twelve-forty-eight p.m.;…

Accused Killer in Custody for Kyne Gentle Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Hugh Middleton Twenty-eight-year-old Kyne Gentle was shot and killed in San Ignacio on May twenty-first, as he stood outside of Blue Angels Nightclub.  It is not known why the tri-athlete was marked for death, but his killer executed the hit ruthlessly, standing over him and firing a round into his…

Anthony Bennett to Court for Erbin Garrido Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Anthony Bennett Thirty-seven-year-old Anthony Bennett is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being arraigned for murder earlier today.  The Mahogany Street resident is accused of fatally shooting Erbin Garrido inside his home in the Gungulung area of Belize City on Tuesday night.  Quick police work led to the…

Jaric Titans U-12s hammer Speyside Academy

Source: Newsday KYLE JAMES registered a beaver-trick as Jaric Titans hammered Speyside Academy 10-3 on Saturday, in a Republic Bank Youth League Tobago Zone Under-12 contest. At the Canaan/Bon Accord Recreation Ground, James got support from Keino Hutchinson and Abio Shade, who scored two goals apiece. Denton Alleyne got his name on… Link:

Who’s the Right Choice for P.U.P. in Belmopan?

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Wednesday night, we told you about the controversy surrounding the Belmopan constituency for the People’s United Party. Arthur Saldivar and Patrick Andrews were both rejected from running in the convention and that has now left a three-person race. Two relatively unknown figures in the political landscape, Wieszman Pat and…

Tortilla Factory Targeted with Bomb

Source: Channel 5 Belize Police are said to be investigating an attempt to set a popular tortilla factory in Santa Elena Town on fire this morning. Rony’s Tortilla Factory is originally from Orange Walk Town but set up shop in the Twin Towns two months ago. Around four a.m., someone threw a device made…

Call to “Intensify Civic Protest” in Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times Student, business and civil society leaders demanding the resignation of the Government of Nicaragua called today to “intensify the civic and peaceful protest,” after the violence that occurred on Wednesday and that according to the Police left 15 dead and 218 wounded. Link: Call to “Intensify Civic Protest” in Nicaragua

June movie releases at Camana Bay Cinema

Source: Cayman Compass It is going to be difficult to top May’s film releases, the month that saw the latest “Star Wars” film and the much-anticipated premiere of the “Deadpool” sequel. That being said, there is plenty to divert (as Jane Austen would say) in June. Link: June movie releases at Camana Bay

No to Tobacco; It’s Not Good for Your Heart

Source: Channel 5 Belize A 2014 survey has shown that twelve percent of young people between the ages of thirteen and fifteen have consumed a tobacco product and it is believed that those numbers have grown since then. The Ministry of Health, through the National Drug Abuse Control Council, has been working around the…

Wallerfield woes

Source: Newsday There were two accidents over the weekend at the Wallerfield race course with one ending in the death of a driver. The accidents have led the Trinidad and Tobago Automobile Sports Association (TTASA) announcing the closure of the Frankie Boodram International Raceway “until further notice” and a shortening of the… Link:

3 Girls and a Kiln are on fire

Source: Cayman Compass If you haven’t yet heard of 3 Girls and a Kiln, it is high time you did. Budding artists or those looking for a creative way to express themselves have been beating a path to its doors since it first opened. Link: 3 Girls and a Kiln are on fire

60 with a bullet

Source: Newsday BC Pires TOMORROW IS my birthday and what have I got to show for myself after six decades of this cosmic joke called life? Receding hairline, expanding waistline, infrequent byline, recurring punch line: eight times before today, I’ve repeated the same hairline/waistline/byline joke I first made in this column when… Link:

Tails and Ales is all about the animals

Source: Cayman Compass St. Matthew’s University of Veterinary Medicine has always been involved in animal-related events on the island, assisting with dog shows and fundraisers. Link: Tails and Ales is all about the animals

Pepsi on board with ExxonMobil U-14 football tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle DEMERARA Distillers Limited (DDL) yesterday joined forces with the Petra Organisation in their ExxonMobil U-14 girls and boys football tournament set to begin this weekend. At a press briefing yesterday, Pepsi Brand Manager Larry Wills stated that the company has had its eye for a long time on youth football.…

With Hot and Dry Forecast, Watch Out for Drought

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Wednesday you heard the National Met Service say that the climate outlook for the next few months will see below normal temperatures and below normal rainfall. In putting together the forecast, the Met Service also looks at the probability of drought in the country – which we have experienced…

Tabatinga crowned RFA champions

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Gladiators cop female title   FOLLOWING an enthralling encounter with the Paiwomak Warriors Football Club at the Wada’apna Sports Complex in Lethem last Saturday night, Tabatinga Football Club (Tabatinga FC) emerged as champions of the Rupununi Football Association’s (RFA) Championships. They triumphed over their North Rupununi rivals by a…

Lewis leads the way as Windies wallop ICC World XI

Source: Guyana Chronicle LONDON, England (CMC) – Explosive opener Evin Lewis stroked his third Twenty20 International half-century to headline a feisty batting effort as West Indies brushed aside the ICC World XI by 72 runs in the high-profile Hurricane Relief fundraiser here yesterday. Sent in at historic Lord’s, the Caribbean side piled up…

Best calls for sacking of Pride selectors after Primus snub

Source: Guyana Chronicle BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Ex-Test speedster Tino Best has blasted Barbados Pride selectors and called for their sacking, after they ignored exciting all-rounder Roshon Primus in the Professional Cricket League (PCL) draft earlier this month. The 22-year-old Barbadian has turned out for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force over the last…

Farmers found murdered

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, June 1, 2018Police were last night investigating the deaths of a Williamsville couple whose bullet riddled bodies were discovered at their home late yesterday. Farmers Radica Baldeo and her common-law husband Dipchand Heeralal, both 53, were discovered dead around 5 pm at their 126 American Flat, Ecclesville, Williamsville home.…

Sando hairdresser goes missing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, June 1, 2018radhica.sookraj@guardian.co.tt Police have launched a search for missing hairdresser Vidya Tambie who was last seen on High Street, San Fernando, on Tuesday. Tambie, 20, of Cipero Street, San Fernando, works at Indra’s Beauty Salon, Southern Main Road, Marabella. Her uncle Ramesh Tambie said she left work…

Archbishop on hijab controversy:

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, June 1, 2018 The refusal to allow hijab wearing on-the-job trainee Nafisah Nakhid to train at the Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College has only been seen in one direction. This was the view shared yesterday by Archbishop Jason Gordon as he weighed in on Nakhid’s issue at the Cathedral…

Firemen keeping watchful eye on burning cow itch

Source: Nation Newspaper Fire officers are on the scene of a grass fire at Kew Land, Redman Village, St Thomas.  Residents along the street confirmed to Nationnews that the blaze started around 8:30 p.m.  One female resident… Link: Firemen keeping watchful eye on burning cow itch

Moik mixing it up

Source: The Royal Gazette Daniel Moik has smoked jerky, roasted a 15lb lamb and steamed Chinese dumplings. But dont get him talking about bread. He describes ciabatta as one of his disasters. According to the 29-year-old, his first attempt came out of the oven as flat as a pancake. I had to try three…

The Editor Speaks: Firearms amnesty

Source: Cayman Eye News Tomorrow (Fri June 1) the RCIPS is launching a firearms amnesty. It will run until the end of the month. The last RCIPS amnesty was in 2011. It was not a giant success. However, one gun off the streets is a plus that is countered by the hundreds that have…

Recording Academy™ prepares for future Leadership Transition

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Recording Academy™ announced today that President/CEO Neil Portnow will begin preparing for a leadership transition after choosing not to seek an extension on his current contract, which expires in July 2019. Portnow shared his plans at the Recording Academy’s semi-annual Board of Trustees meeting last week. Throughout the next…

South Africa: Outrage over ‘naked’ school choir performance

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  A “naked” choir performance by a group of South African schoolgirls has led to calls for investigation by the country’s education minister. Angie Motshekga said she was “extremely disappointed” after seeing footage of the Xhosa girls performing wearing only a small apron, known as an “inkciyo”. The basic education minister…

Alexandra win Under-13 cricket final

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – Alexandra won their second Barbados Cricket Association’s Everton Weekes Under-13 Secondary Schools’ cricket title when they defeated St Peter neighbours, Coleridge & Parry by 12 runs in a… Link: Alexandra win Under-13 cricket final

DPNR Officer Facing Drug Trafficking Charges

Source: St. John Source St. Thomas District Courthouse A marine interdiction officer with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources went on trial this week accused of being a drug trafficking mastermind. The two-day federal trial of Gerald Mercer, 43, featured a key witness who was part of the security team at Government House.…

Press release AG hits out on court crisis

Source: The Royal Gazette The outgoing Chief Justice, and the Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal presumably acting on behalf of the Registrar issued a surprise joint press statement today. This demands clarification for the benefit of the public and all concerned. Information obtained from the Department of Human Resources.…

Parliament: Order Of Business For June 1st

Source: Bernews Statements on the 4th November 2019, the Technology Leadership Forum Internship Programme 2018 Launch, the Violence Reduction Programme, and the Appointment of a New Commissioner of Police are due to be delivered in Friday’s session of the House of Assembly, while Bills on the Order Paper include the Development &… Link:

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For May 2018

Source: Bernews Bernews posted more than 150 videos across our various social networks during May 2018, and the top ten most viewed videos on YouTube included Anthony Swan urging people to unite, a Thomson flight diverting to Bermuda, police confirming a shooting on Front Street, the luxury ‘Overlook’ property, whale footage, the… Link:

Venezuelan executive meets with members of the opposition

Source: News 784 (TELESUR ENGLISH) – From the Miraflores Palace, the Venezuelan leader held a meeting with representatives of the opposition political party Copei. The Venezuelan Minister of Communication, Jorge Rodriguez, highlighted the dialogue between President Nicolas Maduro and representatives of the opposition Social Christian Party (Copei). During a press conference, Rodriguez took stock…

Edwin cites ‘semblance of normalcy in CSA

Source: St. Lucia Times Former President of the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA), Yvonne Edwin, has asserted that a semblance of normalcy has been brought to the Island’s largest trade union group. Edwin made the comments when invited to speak on the successes of her tenure in office. “We were able to bring…

Nicaragua Dialogue Frozen, Says Bishops

Source: Havana Times The bishops worked all Wednesday night to issue a statement in which they affirm that “the National Dialogue cannot be resumed as long as the people of Nicaragua continue to be denied the right to demonstrate freely and continue to be repressed and killed.” Link: Nicaragua Dialogue Frozen, Says Bishops

Butterfield shares edge up 0.9

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by 40 cents, or 0. 9 per cent, to 47. 25 after 800 were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX index. On the New York Stock Exchange, the banks shares were down 17 cents, or 0. 35 per cent, at 47. 75. The Royal GazetteBSX Index…

Envelop Risk Appoints Brian O’Hara To Board

Source: Bernews Envelop Risk, a global specialty cyber insurance analytics and underwriting firm, announces that industry veteran Brian O’Hara will be appointed to its Board of Directors, effective as of May 31, 2018. O’Hara is the former Chairman and CEO of XL Capital Ltd, now XL Group. O’Hara joins Envelop’s distinguished board… Link:

Ex-Logic worker faces jail over $57k theft

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A former employee with local communications company Logic is facing a term of imprisonment after she was convicted of stealing more than $57,000 from her employers when she worked as an accounts clerk. Cavenna Ellis (35), who is married with two young children, appeared in Summary Court Wednesday, where the…

30 Minute Video: May 31 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Windies outclass World XI in hurricane relief

Source: Stabroek News (ESPN) A star-studded West Indies line-up proved too powerful for their World XI counterparts on an entertaining if one-sided evening at Lord’s, as a quartet of cameos from Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin and Andre Russell set up a hefty 72-run victory in the one-off Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge.

Pastors join police for gun amnesty

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will launch a one-month firearms amnesty Friday, offering clemency on the possession of unlicensed and illegal weapons and ammunition that are handed in to the authorities as part of the continuing focus on getting guns off the streets of Cayman. This time the…

Mottley highlights debt situation in post-Cabinet briefing

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley has painted a sobering picture of the Barbados economy. In a 40-minute press briefing this afternoon, she sought to update the media and the public following the first full… Link: Mottley highlights debt situation in post-Cabinet briefing

Smirnoff H2O Party To Be Held On Saturday

Source: Bernews 2018 Smirnoff H2O brought to you by Off Level BDA & YGS Ent is set to take place on Saturday, June 2nd, at Snorkel Park Beach. The party will include a number of attractions which include a light show, water trucks, pools, sprinklers, slip n slides, mechanical bull, foam pit,… Link:

Bolt continues to fuel his pro football dreams

Source: St. Lucia Times DRAMMEN, Norway (AFP) — Usain Bolt hopes to play in a friendly against the Norway Under-19 team next week as part of his ongoing bid to become a professional footballer and prepare for his Old Trafford debut in a charity match. The 31-year-old eight-time Olympic gold medallist took part in…

Pre Hurricane Season Storm Kills 4 in Cuba

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer HAVANA (CNS)- Flooding in central Cuba caused by torrential rainfall in the wake of the subtropical storm Alberto has killed four people and prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands, Cuban state-run media said late on Tuesday. After rain dumped more than four inches (10 cm) of water

Draft Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure 2018/2019

Source: Bahamas Weekly Enclosed is the Draft Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure 2018/2019. This is to supplement today’s budget communication: Goals of the Ministry of Finance •    Develop policies and manage resources to maximize sustainable socio-economic growth and stability •    Provide efficient and effective service to all stakeholders… Link: Draft Estimates of Revenue

Antigua PM urges financial support for cash-strapped LIAT

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S –The Antigua and Barbuda government Wednesday urged regional governments to provide a subvention to the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, so as to ensure its future viability. Prime… Link: Antigua PM urges financial support for cash-strapped LIAT

LUSCO announces launch of new website

Source: Bahamas Weekly Lucaya Service Company (LUSCO) announced the launch of its new website, www.LUSCO.org. The website will provide better engagement and communication with LUSCO’s customers, through real time sharing of relevant information. Specifically, the new website will provide information showcasing what LUSCO does; which areas it services; and all new initiatives relevant…

Persaud leaves RBC to join Mottley’s team

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN — RBC’s managing director for Barbados and regional operating officer for the Southern Caribbean  Robert de Silva has announced that Professor Avinash Persaud has resigned from his directorships… Link: Persaud leaves RBC to join Mottley’s team

Rahn: A skilled hand with the US-Swiss mix

Source: Cayman Compass The Swiss have developed a very effective constitutional mechanism to restrain the ever-growing pressures (that all countries face) to increase the size of government that others should adopt. Link: Rahn: A skilled hand with the US-Swiss mix

Why Cuba’s Political System Must Change

Source: Havana Times It’s hard for me to understand how a large part of the Cuban population don’t want a political change on the island, they prefer changes in economic management which improve their material conditions instead. Link: Why Cuba’s Political System Must Change

Fubler awarded Deloitte Scholarship

Source: The Royal Gazette Nathanael Fubler has been awarded the 2018 Deloitte Scholarship. He is pursuing a bachelors of Business Administration in Actuarial Science at the Georgia State University. Mr Fubler graduated one year early from CedarBridge Academy after meeting the graduation requirements. The scholarship award offers up to 20,000 per year for a.…

Netherlands strengthened Pension fund PCN with 31 million USD

Source: Saba News Government employers involved and the Stichting Pensioenfonds Caribisch Nederland (PCN) have agreed on measures to strengthen the pension fund Caribbean Netherlands The most important measure is that fund capital is strengthened by a total of $ 31 million. The agreement is the result of talks between PCN and the Ministry…

‘Legislation to protect nature is missing’

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – There is no legislation that protects the nature of Curaçao. This is according to Timo Brouwer of GreenForce. “This allows trees and plants to be cut down and removed without anyone thinking about the consequences.” Brouwer sounded the alarm this week because at the Spanish Water in Brakkeput…

Men charged with mob attack at funeral

Source: iWitness News Five men were brought before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday charged with wounding and other offences in connection with the beating of a widower at his wife’s funeral in Chauncey on Sunday. A video circulated via social media shows Paul Stephens being beaten viciously as he and other mourners paid their final…

Woman hurt in Hamilton crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A woman was taken to hospital after crashing her motorcycle in Hamilton. The victim, 25, from Warwick, was travelling along Burnaby Street when her vehicle collided with a car travelling along Reid Street on Tuesday, at about 8. 10pm. She received treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where she…

Chief Justice attacks AG over staff crisis

Source: The Royal Gazette Chief Justice Ian Kawaley has heavily criticised Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons for failing to tackle a staffing crisis in the Judicial Department. Mr Justice Kawaley, in a joint statement with assistant registrar Alexandra Wheatley, said the lack of employees was crippling the departments ability to provide efficient and. ..

Nicaragua: Ortega Says Protestors are “Rightwing Vandals”

Source: Havana Times Enlivened with the same music and songs and new ones being written, today, Nicaragua’s youth are fighting against a dictatorship with the same patriotism youth did yesterday [in the 1970s against Somoza]. Link: Nicaragua: Ortega Says Protestors are “Rightwing Vandals”

Escapee back in custody

Source: Antigua Observer Escaped prisoner, Paul Southwell was recaptured in Bendals by prison officials this morning. The authorities are thanking all who provided information leading to his recapture. The escapee is now being questioned and is likely to be charged with escaping lawful custody. Southwell escaped from the prison some time yesterday and…

St Kittians visit Cabinet Office

Source: The Royal Gazette Leading figures from St Kitts and Nevis visited the Cabinet Office. Michael Morton, the Governor-Generals Deputy, and his wife, Carlene Henry-Morton, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, were welcomed by David Burt, the Premier. They were joined by their Bermuda relatives which included former MP Stanley. ..

Has speed limit been changed?

Source: Cayman News Service What is the speed limit on Eastern Avenue? It used to be 30 mph, but now the limit on West Bay Road has been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph I am not sure if it has changed, too, and there are no road signs. Read Auntie’s answer and…

Engineer takes over public transport

Source: The Royal Gazette Engineer Roger Todd is the new Director of the Department of Public Transportation. Mr Todd has over 25 years of experience leading, coaching and developing industrial and professional teams, according to the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs. Head of the Civil Service Derrick Binns said I am delighted that…

Venezuela: Maduro rival Henri Falcon demands new election

Source: Curacao Chronicle CARACAS – Venezuela presidential challenger calls for new election as Canada slaps new sanctions on the Latin American country. President Nicolas Maduro’s closest challenger in this month’s presidential polls, Henri Falcon, is asking the Supreme Court to order a new vote. “Today we are presenting before the Supreme Court of Justice…

Guyana to Upgrade Its Water with CDB Loan

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$1.3 million to assist in upgrading the water sector in Guyana. The funds, provided to the Government of Guyana, will be used to provide consultancy services to develop a national water policy, as

Havana Weather for May 31 – June 6

Source: Havana Times The days will be slightly warm, with clouds from the end of the morning, and some chance of rain and isolated storms. The maximum temperatures will range between 29 and 30° C (84 and 86 F), while the lows will be between 23 and 24° C (73 and 75 F).

Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU

Source: iNews Guyana WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame trans-Atlantic trade tensions. US and European officials held last-ditch talks in Paris…

Ministry plans more steps to cut out smoking

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The health minister has announced plans to implement the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control by addressing tobacco advertising, promotion, packaging and sponsorship. In his message marking World No Tobacco Day, which falls each year on 31 May, Dwayne Seymour said his ministry was “fully committed to exploring further options…

TUF opposes privatisation of health care

Source: St. Lucia Times The President of the Saint Lucia Trade Union Federation (TUF), Julian Monrose, has come out in opposition to the privatisation of health care and other social services, asserting that trade unions have a responsibility to oppose such measures. “We examined the current situation in the last 30 year – trade…

Jamaican convicts squeal to stay in the US

Source: Jamaica Star More criminals are opting to become informants for the US government in exchange for S-5 visas. This is according to former drug kingpin Rob Brown* who provided law enforcement officers with worthy information in order to remain in the US. “… Link: Jamaican convicts squeal to stay in the US

Reduction Of Services Due To ‘Staffing Crisis’

Source: Bernews There will be a “reduction of the scope of services provided to Bermuda by the Judicial Department” which is a “direct result of the Department’s relentless staffing crisis” as “with just a 51% complement of staff” they are “no longer in a position to continue to attempt to provide full… Link:

Two crashes in 20 minutes

Source: Jamaica Star Port Antonio witnessed two crashes in the space of about 20 minutes on Tuesday. In the first crash, at least three fruit stalls and several motor vehicles were extensively damaged, when a car got out of control and slammed into a school bus … Link: Two crashes in 20 minutes

Windsor Castle house goes up in flames

Source: Guyana Chronicle Fire fighters attached to the Anna Regina Fire Station in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) are presently battling a fire at Windsor Castle. According to information reaching Guyana Chronicle the house caught afire around 1000hrs today.It is located next to a popular bar  called ‘Lambada.’ There were no reports of any injuries.…

Press Release: Hurricane season preparation

Source: Antigua Observer The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is urging residents to be mindful of the destructive force of hurricanes and prepare accordingly to minimize damage during this year’s hurricane season which begins on Friday (June 1). The prediction for this year’s season which runs up until November is for 12…

RFP-027-C-2018 (S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Proposal No: RFP-027-C-2018 (S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) to provide Territorial & Federal Roadside Clearance (Emergency Services), St. Croix. Proposals will be received by…

Mighty Rebel passes on

Source: Guyana Chronicle Geofrey Phillips , the popular calypsonian known as  the ‘Mighty Rebel’,passed away this morning, hospital sources have confirmed. Phillips,whose hits included “Desi yo wrong”, “Ask de President” and “Is we put you deh”, was ailing for sometime. He was 72- years-old. His hits remain popular in calypso circles even after…

81 Students Complete CADA Life Skills Program

Source: Bernews CADA, along with prevention partners, DNDC and PRIDE, handed out certificates to 81 BHS and Somersfield Academy, students for completing the Life Skills Program. CADA spokesperson, Mr. Anthony Santucci stated “Life Skills Training [LST] is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program, proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug… Link:

Armed Bandits break into Eccles home, rob two families

Source: iNews Guyana Police are now investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on a 56-year-old businessman and a 48-year-old assistant manager during the wee hours of Wednesday morning in Eccles, East Bank Demerara. According to information received, the two victims resided at the same Eccles address, but live in different rooms of…

NCB says sorry for ABMs glitch

Source: Jamaica Star National Commercial Bank yesterday issued an apology to customers for “any inconvenience experienced related to downtime and the ability to do the normal range of transactions” on its automated banking machines (ABMs).In a release sent to the media… Link: NCB says sorry for ABMs glitch

Customers going crazy over chicken

Source: Jamaica Star The Santa Cruz branch of KFC was not completely ready for the after-work crowd that turned up for the ‘Crazy Tuesdays’ promotion that was launched islandwide this week. The promotion that offers customers seven pieces of chicken for $995 resulted in… Link: Customers going crazy over chicken

Heritage Bus Tour on again

Source: Nation Newspaper This year’s Crop Over Heritage Bus Tour is an event not to be missed. Sponsored by the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) in association with Carmeta’s, it will take on a new look under the… Link: Heritage Bus Tour on again

RFP-026-C-2018 (S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Proposal No: RFP-026-C-2018 (S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) to provide Project Monitors (Emergency Services), St. Croix. Proposals will be received by the Department of…

AA to begin Georgetown-Miami route by mid-November

Source: iNews Guyana United States-based American Airlines (AA) is now aiming to start its Georgetown-Miami route by mid-November – one month earlier than planned. Earlier in the year the Fort Worth Texas-based carrier had announced it was to start offering seats on the route from December 20th, 2018, with tickets going on sale…

Maduro wins, PDVSA loses

Source: Curacao Chronicle Despite presiding over a period when the Venezuelan economy has been imploding – with skyrocketing inflation, rampant corruption and massive food shortages – Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as President last week. In an election branded as a ‘sham’ by many in the international community, the result does nothing to address…

Denmark passes law banning burqa and niqab

Source: Suriname Times Denmark has joined several other European countries in banning garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, in a move condemned by human rights campaigners as “neither necessary nor proportionate”. In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees on Thursday, Danish lawmakers approved the law…

Alexandra, CP in Under-13 final

Source: Nation Newspaper It will be a battle of the North today at Empire Club, Bank Hall. But the spotlight will be on new batting sensation Joshua Morris when his team Coleridge & Parry clash with neighbours Alexandra in… Link: Alexandra, CP in Under-13 final

iciHaiti – Politic : Farm project in the plain of Les Cayes…

Source: Haiti Libre This week, Jean Gabriel Fortuné Mayor of the commune of Les Cayes held an important meeting with members of the Board of of Communal Sections (CASEC) and Administration of Communal Sections (ASEC)… Link: iciHaiti – Politic : Farm project in the plain of Les Cayes…

Government Commends Police, Heroic Citizens and Visitors

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Acting Prime Minister Honourable Ezechiel Joseph has commended the police for their quick action following a shooting incident in Castries on Tuesday afternoon where one person was shot dead and five persons were injured. The Government of Saint Lucia states its immense concern about the recent violence which has…

Michael Jackson’s estate sues ABC

Source: St. Lucia Times NEW YORK (Reuters) – Michael Jackson’s estate sued ABC on Wednesday, arguing that a special the network aired last week about the pop singer’s final days used his songs and music videos without permission. The copyright infringement lawsuit, which also names ABC’s corporate parent Walt Disney Co as a defendant,…

RFP-025-C-2018 (S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Proposal No: RFP-025-C-2018 (S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) to provide Roof Repairs (Emergency Services), St. Croix. Proposals will be received by the Department of…

Eight speakers for latest PechaKucha

Source: The Royal Gazette Surviving a kidney transplant, talking to dogs and finding inner strength through hypnotherapy are among the subjects to be presented at PechaKucha tomorrow. The 23rd edition of the event is due to take place at the Ocean View Golf Course and will feature eight presenters speaking on subjects of their…

Dark clouds over Holiday Veneto Beach Hotel

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Holiday Veneto Beach Hotel will probably be without electricity again. The owners could not reach an agreement yesterday about the payment of their debts to Aqualectra. Reportedly, it amounts to more than 2 million guilders. The hotel has more problems, the staff is still waiting for the payment…

Venezuelan Executive Meets with Members of the Opposition

Source: St. Lucia Times TeleSur English: From the Miraflores Palace, the Venezuelan leader held a meeting with representatives of the opposition political party Copei. The Venezuelan Minister of Communication, Jorge Rodriguez, highlighted the dialogue between President Nicolas Maduro and representatives of the opposition Social Christian Party (Copei). During a press conference, Rodriguez took stock…

BWA to charge water scammers

Source: Nation Newspaper The days of residents cheating the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) via illegal connections are coming to an end. General manager Keithroy Halliday told the DAILY NATION the BWA would soon be sending… Link: BWA to charge water scammers

Three jailed in US for smuggling guns to T&T

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Three US residents have been sentenced for illegally purchasing 36 guns and smuggling them into T&T from Atlanta, Georgia. Link: Three jailed in US for smuggling guns to T&T

$2.6 BILLION BUDGET

Source: Jones Bahamas The 2018/2019 Budget Communication presented in the House of Assembly yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest  is causing political consternation around the  Bahamas as Bahamians rebel against the government’s decision to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) by 60 per cent.  The rate has been …

No VAT On Breadbasket Items

Source: Jones Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest revealed during his presentation of the 2018/2019 Budget, that Value Added Tax (VAT) will be eliminated on breadbasket items, a “commitment to Bahamians”.  “As for measures that that we are implementing to meet our commitments to Bahamians and provide tax relief…

Baptist Leader Cites Crime As “The Worst of Times”

Source: Jones Bahamas “For us today, crime and criminal activities ensure that we live in the worst of times.” These words were uttered by President of The Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and  Education Convention, the Reverend  Doctor  William Thompson Tuesday  night at he addressed the annual session. He  said that “crime stalks our…

Country’s Bond Rating Is Junk, Says Minister

Source: Jones Bahamas Making a startling announcement in the House of Assembly in a lengthy 2018/2019 Budget Communication yesterday,  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest said that “the country’s bond rating is at junk status.” In defense of his government’s decision to hike the VAT rate, he charged that…

Bahamian On Firearm charges

Source: Jones Bahamas A 35-year-old father of two, Deolo Cordell  Pratt  was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson- Pratt  yesterday  on three counts of the importation of ammunition and one count of conspiracy to import ammunition without possessing a fire arm certificate. The  offences are alleged that have taken been committed  between March…

31 May Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 31 May Thu 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Isolated showers and possible thunder is expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as and upper level trough currently over the Yucatan Peninsula drifts further west of our area. Radar images show isolated showers in and around the Cayman…

Cleophas Uriel Hodge and Jacqueline A. Hodge, Plaintiffs, vs. All Persons Claiming an Interest in No. 128 Estate Contant, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Defendant.

Source: St. John Source SUMMONS ______________________________________________ IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DISTRICT OF ST. THOMAS & ST. JOHN CLEOPHAS URIEL HODGE and JACQUELINE A. HODGE                                    Plaintiffs, vs. ALL PERSONS CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN No.…

Eclipse Summer Series To Be Held On June 2nd

Source: Bernews The Eclipse Summer Series Part 1 will be staged at The Shed located on Cross Island in Dockyard on Saturday, June 2nd, featuring performances by international DJs; DJ Outkast and DJ Delano of Renaissance. A spokesperson said, “Savvy Entertainment and Animal Productions announce the world’s top DJs arriving to perform in Bermuda… Link:

Devil’s Isle Paddlefest & Plastic Free Weekend

Source: Bernews Plastic Tides will host its #BYOBottle Paddle Fest event for the third year, on Sunday, June 3, kicking off Bermuda’s annual plastic free weekend. “Taking place at Snorkel Park, Dockyard, the Paddle Fest will raise awareness of the detrimental impact plastic is having on our ocean beds and ocean life, through… Link:

Youth Rugby Players To Travel To Washington

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Rugby Football Union [BFRU] announced that a 35-man High School Select Squad will be traveling to Washington DC to play four games this weekend. In a first for this age group, Bermuda will be taking two teams to play against DC Youth Rugby and Maryland Exiles. The first… Link:

Islands’ Penal Code on rape to be updated

Source: Saba News The Ca­ribbean Netherlands Pe­nal Law will be adapted to make it punishable for rape and sexual abuse suspects to harm their victims while the latter’s consciousness is di­minished by the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Dutch Minister of Justice and Security Ferd Grap­perhaus announced this in a letter he sent…

RBPF: Apparent drowning – Guana Cay, Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Abaco are investigating an apparent drowning on Guana Cay of a 72 year old male. Reports are that on Tuesday 30th May 2018, shortly after 4:00pm, police received a report that two males on a 44 ft. vessel, were swimming in the area of Bakers Bay dock on…

Indigenous peoples feel disrespected by Govt – NTC

Source: Guyana Times …decries President’s “lip service” over follow-up meeting The Indigenous peoples of Guyana believe the coalition Government has no intention or the capacity to address issues affecting them, which is highly blatant in their unsuccessful efforts to have a follow-up meeting with President David Granger, whom they say is “unwilling” to…

AFC Councillor found guilty of felonious wounding

Source: Guyana Times …could face up to 4 years in jail …sentencing postponed to June 13 Embattled Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor Abel Seetaram was on Wednesday found guilty of felonious wounding by Magistrate Rhondel Weaver at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court. The case stemmed from a drunken brawl on January 21, 2018…

Engineer charged for substandard work

Source: Guyana Times …released on $500,000 bail Hanneil Madramootoo, an engineer, was on Wednesday slapped with a fraud charge for substandard work done on the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) building located on Robb Street, Georgetown. Engineer, Hanneil Madramootoo Thirty-five-year-old Madramootoo of Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, who has been out of the jurisdiction in…

Champions eliminated from President’s Cup

Source: Antigua Observer Men’s volleyball champions Stoneville were eliminated from the President’s Cup tournament on Tuesday night after they failed to win their semifinal match at the indoor volleyball facility at YMCA Sports Complex.  Stoneville had a controversial end to their campaign, falling in straight sets to former champions, Enforcers. Enforcers, who featured…

Bolt trains with Norwegian top-flight side Stromsgodset

Source: Antigua Observer Eight-time Olympic champion, Usain Bolt, is training with Norwegian top-flight football team Stromsgodset. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, is scheduled to play a training match against Norway Under-19s in his week at the club. Bolt, the 100m and 200m world record holder, has already trained with Borussia Dortmund and South Africa club, Sundowns, this year. “Maybe…

Alta students write

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018In celebration of Alta’s 25th anniversary, Alta students around the country were asked to write about the impact the organisation has had on their lives. Since 1992, Alta has provided classes around the country for thousands of Trinidadians who struggle with reading and writing. Alta students enrol…

Scholarship named after exemplary deceased cop

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018After an outstanding career in the T&T Police Service, retired detective Inspector Lance Aaron Lashley died on September 23, 2016, but his impact on community and family life is remembered. The Lashley family will like to continue the legacy of Lashley, who was committed to helping at-risk…

Corentyne boat owner on murder charge over horrific piracy attack

Source: Stabroek News The Corentyne boat owner who was remanded over two robberies on the sea in 2015 and 2016, was yesterday charged with the murder of a fisherman in the horrific April 27, 2018 piracy attack off of Suriname. Link: Corentyne boat owner on murder charge over horrific piracy attack

Former ministry engineer Madramootoo arrested at CJIA, charged with fraud

Source: Stabroek News Former Ministry of Agriculture engineer Hanniel Madramootoo was arrested yesterday morning upon his arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri and later charged with defrauding the Government of Guyana. Link: Former ministry engineer Madramootoo arrested at CJIA, charged with fraud

Businessman, son remanded over murder of Mon Repos man

Source: Stabroek News A 50-year-old businessman and his son were yesterday charged jointly with the murder of Brain Dwarka, the young labourer who was  stabbed early Sunday morning while attending a barbecue at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. Link: Businessman, son remanded over murder of Mon Repos man

Members support gov’t takeover of GPSCCU

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, WE, the members of the Guyana Public Service Co-operative Credit Union (GPSCCU) wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Ministry of Social Protection for acting in the best interest of the entire membership. We have been crying out for help for some time now, finally our voices…

Carnival is doing this nation more harm than good

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, WE have recently celebrated 52 years of Independence after a great struggle from British Colonialism to Independence fought for by our founding fathers, Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham. I saw the flag-raising ceremony on television, but I noticed the PPP/C was absent; the same happened when the PPP…

Final call for info on Home of Football

Source: Newsday THE members of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) plan to make a final call for information pertaining to contractual deals and payments from the Home for Football project at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The TTFA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was scheduled to take place at… Link:

Chandimal lashes warm-up century

Source: Newsday SRI Lanka had a promising start on the opening day of their tour to the Caribbean, led by a century from captain Dinesh Chandimal yesterday. But the West Indies President’s XI showed some fight to battle back in the final session in a three-day warm-up match at the Brian Lara… Link:

Seales seals U-16 crown for Presentation

Source: Newsday A brilliant effort by national youth player Jayden Seales led Presentation College, Chaguanas to the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) National Under-16 40-over title at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, on Tuesday. Presentation College won by 24 runs in the final against St Mary’s College. Seales top scored… Link:

No ceiling on licences – Taxi routes to be open to competition

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Government has announced its intention to open all public transport routes in Jamaica to competition in a move to overhaul the current regulatory framework governing the licensing of public passenger vehicles.Currently, a technocrat determines… Link: No ceiling on licences – Taxi routes to be open to competition

Mandatory 10-digit calling takes effect today

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Starting today, making phone calls will require 10 digits, with the first three being 876 or the newly introduced area code of 658.The Office of Utilities Regulation has said that the additional area code is to ensure that there are sufficient… Link: Mandatory 10-digit calling takes effect today

Tackle that stinking problem now

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Vowing to put an end to what she described as a “stinking sore” issue plaguing children at a primary school as well as the residents of Greenwich Town in Kingston, Angella Brown Burke yesterday put the National Water Commission (NWC) on notice that… Link: Tackle that stinking problem now

Opposition says list of 40 gov't consultants incomplete

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Members of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) yesterday rejected as incomplete a list of 40 consultants and advisers attached to ministers, which was submitted by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.Opposition… Link: Opposition says list of 40 gov’t consultants incomplete

Murder rate slows, says JCF report

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The latest crime statistics are indicating that all serious and violent crimes, except larceny, decreased between January 1 and May 26 when compared to the same period last year, resulting in a 1.6 per cent drop in murders.According to the Jamaica… Link: Murder rate slows, says JCF report

SOCU seize laptop, question SPU’s official in leak probe

Source: Kaieteur News Investigators of the police’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Tuesday raided the La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara office of a privatization official, seizing a laptop. According to well-placed sources, the probe has to do with leakage of “sensitive information” pertaining to the ongoing privatization and divestment process…

T&T contractor nabbed at CJIA, charged with GMC fraud

Source: Kaieteur News Charged Hanniel Madramootoo Hanniel Madramootoo, the Director of Constantine Engineering and Construction Service Limited, Trinidad and Tobago, was yesterday arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, after he was blacklisted in 2016 for a crime he allegedly committed here. Madramootoo, 35, of 224 Third Street, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, a…

Warner Heading To Oregon For NCAA Championships

Source: Island Sun Clemson sophomore Lakeisha “Mimi” Warner, heading home in the 400m Hurdles, en route to qualifying for the NCAA Championships. PHOTO: Clemson Sports Information Dept. By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway Clemson sophomore Lakeisha “Mimi” Warner, will compete in the 400m hurdles at the June 6-9, NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships…

BDO Schools Football League Roundup

Source: Island Sun Orrett Kennedy of First Impression makes a tackle against and Ebenezer Thomas opponent By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway The BVI Football Association’s BDO Primary School League action continued. In the U7 League, Begrado Flax relied on Liam Munn to overcome Enid / Althea Scatliffe Red by a 1-0 score and Alexandrina…

HADCO churns out local ice cream

Source: Newsday Thirty-five million dollars. That was the investment made into Creamery Novelties Ltd (Creamery) and Imanex Ltd, both divisions of the HADCO group. Creamery is a new ice cream factory while Imanex is the manufacturer of Happy Time cones. The investment was poured into the design, construction and outfitting of the… Link:

Unease over crashes

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are so concerned about the number of accidents occurring, they are considering a road safety audit. Following two accidents which took place yesterday, head of the Operations Services Division… Link: Unease over crashes

Banker cautions against creative crooks

Source: Barbados Advocate Branch Manager at Scotiabank Warrens, Sterl Lyons, says just as local banks are constantly doing their best to keep the funds of their customers safe, the criminal element is also persistently look Link: Banker cautions against creative crooks

‘National crisis’

Source: Barbados Advocate Prime Minister Mia Mottley (left) speaking to government officials and (right) Grenville Phillips of BAPE during the tour yesterday. Describing the situation with the South Coast Sewage Plant as a “national crisis”, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said she does not know how it was not treated to as a “national…

Dah beach not really mine

Source: Nation Newspaper Property owners in Barbados have the right to secure their property by way of a fence, guard wall or a simple “No Trespassing” sign. But does this apply to people who own beachfront properties? To… Link: Dah beach not really mine

Weeks of Rain Brought Damage to Havana

Source: Havana Times These days in Cuba have reminded me of that passage where Garcia Marquez said that in Macondo it rained so much that the fish were in the air. Almost 20 days without seeing the sun, something very unheard of these days, has kept Havana sleepy. Link: Weeks of Rain Brought

Erbin Garrido Shot Dead at Home

Source: Channel 5 Belize A soaring number of murders have taken place in the five months of this year, most which have occurred in Belize City.  So far, our archives show a record number of seventy-nine persons killed, making the January to May period bloodier than 2017’s figures when the count stood at fifty-two.…

Jordan Burns Recaptured, Taken to Court

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jordan Burns had been on the lam since escaping from lawful custody on Friday.  That was until this morning when he was recaptured by police and slapped with an additional charge.  On May twenty-fifth, he was formally arrested and charged for the murder of thirty-four-year-old Carlton Moreira who was shot…

A Week after Murder, Father’s Other Son Hurt in Accident

Source: Channel 5 Belize A motorcycle collision this morning on Lakeview Street, Belize City, has resulted in serious injury to Jason Moreira.  According to reports, he was riding out onto the nearby carriageway when he came into violent contact with an oncoming vehicle.  The impact flung Moreira a distance away, while the vehicle that…

Gayle sizing up big stage at Lord’s today

Source: Guyana Chronicle LONDON, England (CMC) – While historic Lord’s will offer the perfect stage for today’s Twenty20 International between West Indies and the ICC World XI, there is only one player likely to provide the box office aura the occasion demands. Superstar opener Chris Gayle, the world’s finest Twenty20 batsman, will suit…

Engineer Samuel Barakat heads GLTA

Source: Guyana Chronicle ENGINEER/Businessman Samuel Barakat was voted in as president of the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA), following elections at the National Resource Centre recently. William Skeete was the other GLTA presidential candidate, but Barakat who gained the nod of the clubs will take over from former president Jamal Goodluck. Barakat will…

Elder MLAs to shape constitution proposal

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A ‘Council of Elders’ comprising members of the Legislative Assembly that have served at least two full terms will be established shortly to hammer out a proposal to amend the Cayman Islands Constitution, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said. The government, supported by the opposition, decided to seek discussion with…

3 jailed in US for smuggling guns to T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018Rhondor Dowlat Three US residents have been sentenced for illegally purchasing 36 guns and smuggling them into T&T from Atlanta, Georgia. The men are Errol Alfred, 40; Kerry Fernandez, 34 and Jordan Dunham, 26, all from Georgia. According to a report on NBC’s 11alive.com, Alfred and Fernandez…

T&T golfers chase regional honours

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018Wan Ju Lee was the only player to make the automatic qualifying score after he scored a total of 291 at the recently concluded national golf trials which took place at Millennium Lakes Golf in Trincity and St Andrews Golf Club in Moka, Maraval. Russel Latapy scored…

Defence Force tops champs Petrotrin in hockey opener

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018NIGEL SIMON National men’s team duo, Shaquille Daniel and Marcus James were among the goals as Defence Force upstaged two-time defending national champions Petrotrin when the T&T Hockey Board Men’s Championship Division Outdoor season flicked off at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua on Saturday night. No Outdoor…

Charles fires Ari-Madrid to Fire Service title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018Kapi Charles netted the lone goal as Ari-Madrid edged Santa Cruz Cruzers 1-0 in sudden-death penalty-kicks after a 0-0 draw in the ten-minute final of the T&T Fire Service Northern Division Opening Day Seven-a-Side Football Tournament at Tyro Recreation Ground, Bourg Mulatresse, San Juan recently. The event…

Seales helps Pres takes U-16 crown

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018Presentation College Chaguanas won the PowerGen Under-16 cricket title when it whipped St. Mary’s College by 24 runs at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Balmain Couva, yesterday. A fine all-around performance by Jayden Seales give Pres the win, after St. Mary’s threatened to run away with…

FLOW SPL T20 kicks off this weekend!

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – After months of preparation, all systems are in place for the start of the second season of the SPL T20. Defending Champions the Avatar City Blasters will kick off this year’s event on Friday June 1st against the Club Whispers Soufriere Stumpers from 7:30

One dead, two injured in shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer One dead, two injured in shooting By Loshaun Dixon A teenager died this evening in a shooting incident in Taylor. Reports are that a juvenile  and another teenager were shot. Reports reaching this publication indicate that the incident took place around 8 p.m. Jamoy Stapleton, 17, died on the scene,

Patriotism, love of country at forefront of Independence 35 celebrations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Permanent Secretary Hodge Patriotism, love of country at forefront of Independence 35 celebrations  From SKNIS  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – This year’s 35th independence anniversary will be celebrated under the theme “Love, Service, Patriotism and Pride, Independence 35,” a theme created by renowned St. Kitts-Nevis early childhood educator Yvette Slack.

Dominica lift Windwards cricket title

Source: St. Lucia News Online Athanaze (SNO) – Just a few months ago, Alick Athanaze announced himself to the international cricketing fraternity when he hit 418 for young West Indies at the ICC Under 19 World Cup. With two centuries, including a towering unbeaten 116, the boy from Grand Bay led the tournament in

Natural disasters present opportunities for development, says resilience expert

Source: Curacao Chronicle ST GEORGE’S – Natural disasters present an opportunity for sustainable development, says Professor Mark Pelling of King’s College London. Delivering the 19th William G. Demas Memorial Lecture on May 29 in Grenada, the resilience expert argued that, although generally unwelcome, disasters provide focus and momentum to address previously existing development…

Cayman Islands NCVO Board welcomes new CEO

Source: Cayman Eye News George Town, Grand Cayman: The Executive Board of Directors of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is pleased to announce Angela Sealey as its new Chief Executive Officer. With a background in social work, Ms. Sealey has spent many years working with special needs children, child abuse cases, drug…

The Editor Speaks: Cayman’s growth is rising – fact, but are economic projections crystal ball gazing?

Source: Cayman Eye News In yesterday’s iNews Cayman we published the whole of Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Roy McTaggart’s address to the Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forum. The address came complete with fourteen impressive charts and tables that showed the overall unemployment rate in Cayman is to date standing at 4.4 percent…

Hedge fund managers increasing use of responsible investment principles

Source: Cayman Eye News BY CHRISTINE WILLIAMSON From Pensions&Investments Hedge fund managers have invested at least $59 billion globally using responsible investing principles, results of a survey of 80 investment management companies by the Alternative Investment Management Association and the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit showed. AIMA surveyed its hedge fund membership in February to…

Alibaba and Cainiao make strategic investment in ZTO Express

Source: Cayman Eye News NEWS PROVIDED BY ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. ZTO investment to tap New Retail opportunities and further digitalize China’s logistics industry HANGZHOU, China, May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) (“Alibaba”) and its logistic arm Cainiao Network (“Cainiao”), and ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) (“ZTO”), a…

Lord Ahmad: We didn’t want this

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The British government did not want to be in the position it finds itself regarding the recent vote in parliament which has resulted in the imposition of public beneficial ownership registers on the Cayman Islands and other overseas territories, according to Minister of State for the Commonwealth Lord Ahmad.…

Harbour Nights cancelled

Source: The Royal Gazette Harbour Nights tonight has been cancelled. A spokeswoman for the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce said Keeping the safety of our vendors, visitors and logistics team at the forefront of our minds, we regret to announce that tonights Harbour Nights event has been cancelled. She added Stay dry, stay safe well…

KMPG Junior Golf Series concludes

Source: Cayman Compass Young golfers faced tough conditions in the 6th and final round of the KPMG Junior Golf Series, Sunday at the North Sound Golf Club. Link: KMPG Junior Golf Series concludes

South Andros receives its first GGYA Awards

Source: Bahamas Weekly Although she lived only 3.5 miles away in Kemp’s Bay, it took Cassidy Rolle 16 years to visit Black Point, South Andros.  “I’ve lived in Andros all my life and had never explored Black Point until a hiking expedition with the Governor General’s Youth Award took me there. It was…

Government job numbers higher after ‘austerity’

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands civil service employed more staff at the end of 2017 than it did in 2008-2009 at the start of public sector austerity measures enacted just after the global financial crisis, an auditor general’s office report has revealed. Link: Government job numbers higher after ‘austerity’

Overseas territories minister visits Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass Lord Ahmad was in Cayman for about five hours, as part of a regional tour to discuss hurricane preparedness and public registers of beneficial ownership with local politicians and members of the financial services industry. Link: Overseas territories minister visits Cayman

Prisoner on the run

Source: Antigua Observer Prison officials are looking for Paul Southwell, a prisoner who escaped some time today.   Residents are being asked to be on the lookout for the inmate who is dark in complexion and slimly built.   Initially, the prison authorities believed he had boarded the bus to be taken to…

Two collisions, one person injured

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating two accidents which occurred today. The first happened about 9:15 a.m. along the Barrow Section of the ABC Highway, about 100 yards south of the JTC Ramsay Roundabout. … Link: Two collisions, one person injured

Photos & Results: Bermuda Softball League

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Commercial Summer Softball League season continued at the Michael Preece Softball Diamond with a Triple Header with 70 runs crossing the plate. In the opening game of the night, PwC went down 16 – 3 to the Butterfield & Vallis Sliders, the Hardknockz then defeated the Angels 8… Link:

Trucker convicted of causing models death

Source: The Royal Gazette A truck driver was this evening found guilty of causing the death of a 21-year-old model by careless driving. Clinton Smith, 41, was convicted on a majority verdict by a Supreme Court jury of killing Sophie Fraser-Smith on July 18 last year. The verdict came after a trial where the…

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