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May 24, 2018

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Hurricane advice meeting next week

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas disaster preparation team will answer questions about hurricane season at a meeting next week. IRM Bermuda Group will host the Institute of Risk Management session at Wellesley House, Hamilton, on Wednesday, two days before the beginning of the season. Members from the National Disaster Coordination team within the. ..

Government House Gardens open

Source: The Royal Gazette Government House Gardens will be open on Sunday afternoons from Sunday 27 May until Sunday 2 September 2018. This will be the fifth summer that the gardens have been opened to the public. Entry and exit will be via the North Gate on North Shore Road. Visitors are encouraged to…

Foggo and Dickinson sail to glory

Source: The Royal Gazette Helmsman Heath Foggo and crew Stevie Dickinson sailed to glory in one of the most thrilling Flagpole to Flagpole Races in recent memory. The long-distance race from Hamilton Harbour to St Georges Harbour last weekend featured six lead changes and drama near the finish as then leaders Dale Brangman and…

Saint Lucia Setting New Records in 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: CASTRIES, May 17, 2018 – Saint Lucia’s tourism sector is enjoying robust growth. First Quarter figures show the island continuing a strong growth trend, building on a record-setting year of 2017.  Stay over arrivals increased by 9.5% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period…

Long lines at Lawrence T Gay

Source: Nation Newspaper There were long lines of voters for the four boxes – WC1 A-H and I-Z and WC2 A-H and I-Z – for the St Michael West Central constituency at the Lawrence T Gay Primary School in Spooners Hill, St Michael…. Link: Long lines at Lawrence T Gay

Public asked to pick police officer of year

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is asking the public to submit nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Service Awards. The annual gongs were established to recognise police officers, support staff, special constables and members of the public for outstanding and meritorious service that enhances public safety and police/public…

CMC’s Eye-on-the-Election (Barbados)

Source: Carib Vision Barbados’ two main political parties make their last pitch Wednesday night; Regional pollster Peter W. Wickham speaks on Caribbean leaders; Barbadians give their opinions on who will be victorious. Source Link: CMC’s Eye-on-the-Election (Barbados)

Cop missing in south

Source: Newsday Police Constable Elgin Coomansingh has gone missing and worried relatives are calling on the public to help them find him. Coomansingh, 48, of Debe left the family’s home on Monday night following a domestic dispute and no one has heard from him since. Barrackpore police, who responded to the report,… Link:

2018 National Tourism Public Speaking Competition

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting held the annual National Tourism Public Speaking Competition on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa.  A total of ten (10) students representing the Choiseul Secondary, Corinth Secondary, Leon Hess Secondary, Saint Mary’s College and St.…

Hundreds expected to have criminal records expunged

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Hundreds of people are expected to have criminal records expunged from the system due to the establishment of a Rehabilitation Board in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders… Link: Hundreds expected to have criminal records expunged

V.I. Disaster Survivors Eligible for Additional Federal Disaster Assistance

Source: St. John Source Federal Emergency Management Agency Additional disaster assistance is available for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The assistance allows for additional federal funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures, hazard mitigation and permanent infrastructure restoration in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to a press release issued May 23 by…

Dante Leverock Scores For Navra Trans

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Dante Leverock scored for his JK Navra Trans team in their 2 – 0 win over Paide in Estonia. After a scoreless first after, Leverock would connect on a header in the 51st minute from some 16 yards out. A ball was not fully cleared and a cross back… Link:

NIA Work Permits Office closes temporarily

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Nevis Island Administration seal NIA Work Permits Office closes temporarily From the NIA CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the temporary closure of the Work Permits Office: The general public is hereby informed that the

Plans for over $400M City Hall restoration underway

Source: iNews Guyana The restoration of the City Hall building, estimated at $400 million, was the topic for discussion at a two-day workshop at Duke Lodge which will conclude today (Thursday). The project is a collaborative effort between the European Union (EU) and National Trust of Guyana. It focuses on preparing a comprehensive…

Sites block EU users before GDPR takes effect

Source: Suriname Times With less than a day until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, a growing number of companies are taking the nuclear option to ensure compliance: blocking all European users from their servers. Instapaper, a read-later service owned by the US firm Pinterest, became the latest to disconnect…

Bus services disrupted

Source: The Royal Gazette Bus service will be disrupted this morning because of a union meeting. A government spokesman said the Bermuda Industrial Union had called a meeting that would result in an interruption at about 10am. He added During the interruption of service, bus operators and other staff will meet with management. DPT…

Youth Library Poetry Competition Winners

Source: Bernews The Youth Library recently held its 13th annual Teen Poetry Competition, with this year’s themes including “Life, Anxiety, Why Me, and Death.” There were over 140 entries submitted from CedarBridge Academy, Saltus, and Bermuda High School students. Winners with TAB members: The winners in the 11-13 category were Gabrielle Turchiaro… Link:

Govt House Gardens To Open This Summer

Source: Bernews Government House Gardens will be open on Sunday afternoons from Sunday 27 May until Sunday 2 September 2018. This will be the fifth summer that the gardens have been opened to the public. Entry and exit will be via the North Gate on North Shore Road. Visitors are encouraged to… Link:

Bermuda Draws In CONCACAF Qualifier Opener

Source: Bernews Bermuda played to a draw in the Women’s CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers opener against Guyana, with the match ending with a score of 2-2. Bermuda’s opening game saw them take on the host country, with the starting line up including Micah Pond, Victoria Davis, Marley Christian, K’shaela Burch-Waldron, Akeyla Furbert,… Link:

Negentienjarige terreurverdachte opgepakt door Britse politie

Source: Suriname Times De Britse politie heeft woensdagavond een negentienjarige man opgepakt op verdenking van het voorbereiden van terroristische activiteiten. De arrestatie vond plaats in Bishop’s Stortford, ten noorden van Londen. De politie laat in een verklaring weten dat de man is overgebracht naar een politiebureau in de Britse hoofdstad. De actie houdt verband…

Nicaragua Panorama Darkens as Ortega Rejects Agenda for Democratization

Source: Havana Times The protestors offered to relax roadblocks if the government would allow the agenda to procede, but dialogue ends without agreements, and the protests intensify demanding that Ortega and Murillo leave. Link: Nicaragua Panorama Darkens as Ortega Rejects Agenda for Democratization

iciHaiti – Jacmel : DDE forum around State exams

Source: Haiti Libre Wednesday in Jacmel, Meniol Jeune the Director General of the Ministry of National Education chaired the 2nd Forum of Departmental Directors of Education (DDE), which was held mainly around State exams… Link: iciHaiti – Jacmel : DDE forum around State exams

Letter: A sign of desperation

Source: iNews Guyana Dear Editor, A front-page comment in the Guyana Times (May 22, 2018) should be a warning to all Guyanese who cherish free speech, that the era of censorship is now upon us. The threat that Guyana Times, its owners, management and affiliate companies will face “dire consequences” unless the newspaper…

EYEWITNESS: Searching for…

Source: iNews Guyana …the PNC’s fulcrum Well, it’s now out in the open…Basil Williams is being challenged for the Chairmanship of the PNC by Joseph Harmon. Of course, the obligatory genuflection to burgeoning “democracy” in the PNC (take THAT, PPP!!) had to be made! But there are ramifications far beyond the PNC observing…

Fedee praises patriotism of Tet Chemin residents

Source: St. Lucia Times Parliamentary Representative for Anse la Raye/Canaries, Dominic Fedee, has called the residents of the community of Tet Chemin, Millet, patriots. The MP, who is also Tourism Minister, was referring to the upcoming works to desilt the John Compton Dam which may cause an inconvenience to residents in the area. He…

BFRS Extinguish ‘Controlled Burn’ In Sandys

Source: Bernews Earlier this week, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were called in to extinguish a controlled burn in Sandys after it became a “nuisance to neighbours” The BFRS said, “The fire in question was what we call ‘a controlled burn’, meaning that somebody was supervising the burn of what should… Link:

$120 Million Wynn Hotel For Cable Beach

Source: Jones Bahamas Wynn Development, the company that is hoping to conclude the sale of Grand Lucayan, in Grand Bahama soon, is set to bring an addition to the Cable Beach strip with a multi-million dollar hotel and residence.  The estimated cost of the project is $120 million.   During a groundbreaking ceremony…

BEC BORROWS $211 MILLION

Source: Jones Bahamas The government has entered into a non-revolving term loan facility agreement with various banks to make  available  a $211 million dollars to BEC. This was announced in the House of Assembly yesterday by the Minister of Works Desmond Bannister who said that the company is presently in a financial crisis.…

D’Aguilar Boasts Tourism Growth

Source: Jones Bahamas Tourism Minister  Dionisio D’Aguilar took delight on how thing have shaped up for the country’s number one industry when he revealed that for the last six months figures show an upward trend leading to double digit growth.  Mr. D’Aguilar confirmed  what Tourism officials boasted just a day before. “Well we…

Minister Recants On Baha Mar

Source: Jones Bahamas A Cabinet Minister  has recanted  his criticisms of the mulit-billion dollar resort, Baha Mar. Leading up to the last general elections, Minister of Tourism, Mr. Dionisio D’Aguilar  made scathing  remarks about the Christie administration’s handling of the Baha Mar project. Now he says, his position has changed since he offered…

Labour Minister Explains New Appointments

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Labour, Senator Dion Foulkes, said that as a result of wanting to take the labour department of the country in a different direction, there is a shift in management in the Department of Labour.  The appointment of an acting Director of Labour, former Bahamas Public Services Union President,…

Autistic children miss therapy because of bus cancellations

Source: The Royal Gazette A lack of government transport has blocked youngsters on the autistic spectrum disorder programme from attending therapy sessions at special needs centre WindReach. Parents of children on the programme, based at Paget Primary School, said the Government had told them at short notice several times over the past month that…

Caribbean health ministers attending WHO Assembly

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer GENEVA, May 22, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) health ministers are attending the 71st World Health Assembly here discussing various public health issues and its effects on the global population. The assembly, which has brought together delegations from the 194 member-states of the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Long lines form as voters come out

Source: Nation Newspaper The line is growing at the Rices Methodist Church as constituents of St Philip South get ready to cast their vote at polling district PF2. Before the 6 a.m. official start, members of the public ever… Link: Long lines form as voters come out

Thief: Hard times made me do it

Source: Nation Newspaper   He blamed the harsh economic times for his theft, and asked the magistrate for a break. However, Lindwall Ryan Walkes will have to spend the next six months at HMP Dodds after admitting to stealing… Link: Thief: Hard times made me do it

IUF urges Govt to look into plight of 5700+ fired sugar workers

Source: Guyana Times …says no consideration given to establishing reform plans The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF), an international trade union confederation, through its General Secretary Sue Longley, has written to President David Granger expressing strong concerns over the downsizing of sugar. The IUF…

Drug dealer forces self on 16-year-old

Source: Guyana Times …as payment for father’s ganja habit The pastor of a church in Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) has given a father an ultimatum to report a sexual act committed by a drug dealer on his 16-year-old daughter or he will report it himself. Guyana Times understands that the father sent…

PNC retracts President’s anti-media statement

Source: Guyana Times Amid mounting criticism over several anti-media statements made by President David Granger during a People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) General Council meeting, the party has now withdrawn those statements made by the Guyanese Head of State. On Wednesday, the PNCR said it retracted its previous press statement on the party’s…

16 women rescued in human trafficking bust

Source: Guyana Times Sixteen women are providing statements to the Police Major Crimes Unit’s Trafficking In Persons Unit after they were rescued on Tuesday following a raid conducted in Kitty, Georgetown. The women, 14 of whom are Venezuelans with one Cuban and one from the Dominica Republic, were discovered in a house located…

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Source: St. John Source VIRGIN ISLANDS NEXT GENERATION NETWORK viNGN‐Solicitation‐2018‐012 _________________________________________________________ Request for Proposals for Air Conditioner Maintenance and Repair Bidders may pick up a hard copy of the RFP package containing specifications and other requirements relating to this solicitation at viNGN, No 3 King Cross Street, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands 00820, or at…

Paragons and Stoneville retain titles

Source: Antigua Observer Paragons and Stoneville regained their female and male titles in the Antigua and Barbuda Amateur Volleyball Association (ABAVA) league over the weekend. Paragons, who ended their campaign undefeated with a 6-0 record, came back from two sets down to edge out powerhouse team, Jets, 3-2, in the female category. With…

Elites one win away from playoff title

Source: Antigua Observer After their 86-82 victory on Tuesday night at the JSC Sports Complex, Wadadli Elites now find themselves one win away from claiming the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Division 3 playoffs title. Elites, who now lead the best of five series, 2-0 edged out F and G Trading Cuties…

Editorial: Tales of caution

Source: Antigua Observer Antigua and Barbuda has embarked on a journey to establish a university.  It is to be the fourth campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and will join Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago and Cave Hill in Barbados.  From what we can see, the…

Rihanna Comes Out for Mottley in Barbados Election

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Rihanna showed some support for BLP leader Mia Mottley (right). BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbadian superstar Rihanna has entered the political scene of her homeland by openly throwing her support to Barbados Labour Party Leader Mia Mottley in Frrday’s general election. She expressed her support for Mottley, in reply

GuySuCo complains to Agri Minister over SPU

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has lodged a complaint with Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder alleging that the unit set up by the government to oversee privatization of estates is demoralizing and destabilizing the Corporation. Link: GuySuCo complains to Agri Minister over SPU

Daby refused bail again over attempted murder charge

Source: Stabroek News Twenty-five-year-old Maryann Daby, who is accused of attempting to murder a Police Constable was yesterday further remanded to prison after making her second appearance in a city court. Link: Daby refused bail again over attempted murder charge

Bank inspires youth through Spoken Word

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Thursday, May 24, 2018Over 30 young and eager Spoken Word performers will take the stage today, May 24, at the Central Bank Auditorium, Port-of-Spain. These students will be taking part in the third edition of the Inspire Showcase. This spoken word poetry display has been sponsored by Republic Bank…

Readings Under the Trees—The Alta Tree

Source: Trinidad Guardian Part II Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018In celebration of our 25th anniversary, Alta hosted an afternoon of Readings Under the Trees at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Port-of-Spain, in late March 2018. Alta Tutor Rosemarie Olliverre was the emcee for the ‘Alta Tree’ – the tree under which most Alta students read…

Nine secondary schools receive film equipment from FilmTT

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018Nine secondary schools were delighted to receive equipment prizes from FilmTT for their accomplishments in the last Secondary Schools Short Film Festival (SSSFF). Northgate College, Bishops Anstey Trinity College, Hillview College, St George’s College, St Joseph Secondary School, Asja Girls (Charlieville), Asja Girls San Fernando, San Fernando…

Current labour climate hostile to union growth – Patterson

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has expressed the view that certain labour practices now being employed in the country are threatening the trade union movement, and he has warned that unions risk betraying their purpose if they allow the return… Link: Current labour climate hostile to union growth – Patterson

AGD unable to verify 30-y-o opening balances

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has warned that statements from the Accountant General’s Department related to the Consolidated Fund would be qualified if 30-year-old opening balances were not verified.Monroe Ellis made the disclosure on Tuesday… Link: AGD unable to verify 30-y-o opening balances

Reid to heighten focus on early childhood learning

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Education Minister Ruel Reid has indicated that greater effort is to be placed on educating children in their most “absorptive years” through reading programmes, which would, in the long term, help to steer the country away from the infestation of… Link: Reid to heighten focus on early childhood learning

Scamming not just a Jamaican problem – Golding

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has underscored that scamming is not a problem unique to Jamaica, but a global one.Addressing the GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS)/Western Union 2018 town hall series at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in… Link: Scamming not just a Jamaican problem – Golding

Bustamante Hospital gets well-needed makeover

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Members of staff at the National Housing Trust (NHT) expect that their renovation project undertaken at the Bustamante Hospital for Children yesterday will aid in the facility becoming a certified breastfeeding institution, in addition to enhancing… Link: Bustamante Hospital gets well-needed makeover

Cast lots for new bishop

Source: Nation Newspaper It is no coincidence that two very important elections are taking place in beautiful, beautiful Barbados at this time, and the voters come from among the same people. They are political elections for… Link: Cast lots for new bishop

Brazil institutes enormous fines for local content breaches …Consultant says this is but one important lesson for emerging oil producers like Guyana

Source: Kaieteur News Oil and Gas consultant Nelson Narciso By Kiana Wilburg reporting from California Even without legislation in place, Guyana’s neighbour to the South, Brazil, has a most rigid approach when it comes to local content. The country ensures that companies put local goods and services first and by a significant percentage…

Govt. softens approach to Venezuelans entering Guyana illegally

Source: Kaieteur News Law enforcement officers targeted an adult bar in January and found 41 foreign nationals. Guyana has taken steps to facilitate Venezuelans and other immigrants who enter Guyana illegally and are intercepted by law enforcement officers. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge told Kaieteur News yesterday that illegal immigrants will be…

Dialogue Suspended in Nicaragua and Violence Returns

Source: Havana Times The national dialogue between the Government of Nicaraguan government and a civic alliance of students, business people and civil society was suspended today due to failure to agree on the agenda to be discussed, while violent confrontations were reported in the city of Leon that left one dead and at…

Start small, grow big

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Business summit tackles youth unemployment WITH youth unemployment still relatively high in Guyana, the Ministry of Social Cohesion through the Department of Youth launched an inaugural two-day Youth Business Summit, geared at creating an enterprising young population. And Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo has urged young entrepreneurs not to be afraid…

16 TIP victims rescued

Source: Guyana Chronicle Some 16 suspected victims of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) were on Tuesday removed from a Kitty, Georgetown house and taken into police custody and subsequently protective care, Tanisha Williams-Corbin, Coordinator of the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Unit at the Ministry of Social Protection has confirmed. Williams-Corbin told Guyana Chronicle Wednesday while…

Mother dies after giving birth at NA Hospital

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 31-year-old woman, Dawn Cobis died hours after delivering a baby boy via Caesarean section at the New Amsterdam Hospital recently and on Wednesday Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Stephens said an investigation has been launched into the incident. The mother of two of Kimbia, Berbice River was laid…

$400M needed to fix City Hall

Source: Guyana Chronicle … EU funds restoration, conservation plan THE Mayor and City Council would need at least $400M to effectively restore the Georgetown City Hall to its pristine state, Town Clerk Royston King said yesterday, based on information collected some 10 years ago. “Because the building continues to deteriorate, I think perhaps…

Free up inter-regional trade

Source: Guyana Chronicle …CDB bemoans sloth in implementing trade facilitation agenda   The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has challenged CARICOM Member States to implement their trade facilitation agenda, stating that for far too long regional competitiveness is being stymied due to poor implementation. In his address to regional leaders during the opening session…

Voters go to polls

Source: Barbados Advocate BARBADIANS will go to the polls today to choose a government to handle its affairs for the next five years. Link: Voters go to polls

Make yourself at home

Source: Newsday TRINIDADIANS are once again being encouraged to spend their vacations in Tobago rather than choosing a destination overseas. This was the focus of the “Back to…Tobago Time” initiative of the Tobago House of Assembly’s Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, held at Cara Suites Hotel in Claxton Bay last Thursday.… Link:

Baptiste: No cause for worry

Source: Newsday Republic Financial Holdings Ltd isn’t too concerned that the governance structure of the country’s largest commercial bank will be much affected by the redistribution of shares from its third biggest listed shareholder, Clico Investment Bank (CIB), managing director Nigel Baptiste has said. But, he noted, the board and management are… Link:

Branding specialist advises SMEs

Source: Newsday JAMES DUPRAJ Business and branding strategist Jamila Bannister may have begun her career in the government sphere, but a transition to the private sector meant communications and branding strategies that not only focused on rigid and rudimental aspects of awareness and visibility, but ones backed by growth strategies to win… Link:

Freeport family tied up, beaten, robbed

Source: Newsday POLICE are investigating a home invasion at Uquire Road, Freeport in which burglars tied up, beat and robbed a couple and their four children early yesterday morning. Reports said the six were beaten with a gun butt by the intruders and suffered minor injuries to their faces, heads and legs,… Link:

Duke: OSH Agency more corrupt than police

Source: Newsday PUBLIC Service Association (PSA) President Watson Duke has claimed the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Agency, the enforcement arm of the OSH Authority, was a law unto themselves and more corrupt than the Police Service.He was speaking yesterday as the PSA, other unions and the Consortium for Disability Organisations sat… Link:

Mayor: Security cameras for Port of Spain

Source: Newsday PORT of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez says there is an initiative to reinstal security cameras throughout the city. He was speaking on Tuesday at the monthly Port of Spain Rotary Club lunch at Goodwill Industries, Port of Spain. At the meeting former club president Howard Sabga said it was businessmen… Link:

Humphrey stresses importance of voting tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper Tomorrow’s General Elections are of historic significance for Kirk Humphrey. Speaking from the stage of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) platform at the Bay Street Esplanade tonight, the candidate for… Link: Humphrey stresses importance of voting tomorrow

State to pay software firm millions

Source: Newsday A LOCAL software company has won its claim against the State for $16 million which it said was owed for hosting and managing the TT Smart Card system on its platforms. Novo Technology Inc Ltd (NTIL) said it provided services to the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services after… Link:

VG Medical Centre Expected To Open In December

Source: Island Sun Ninth District Representative, Dr. the Hon. Hubert O’Neal is optimistic that the construction of the Iris O’Neal Medical Center will be finally completed this year. In fact the District Representative announced during his contribution to the 2018 Budget debate that the facility will be operational by December. Hon. O’Neal told…

Airport Expansion Still On The Table

Source: Island Sun As the Territory strives to increase revenues and get things back on track government remains focused on seeing the Terrance B Lettsome International airport extended. In fact the project is continuously being mentioned by Premier and Minister for Finance Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith as the Territory pushes to…

National Sports Awards 2018: Norton reassures Government’s commitment towards sports development

Source: Guyana Chronicle MINISTER of Social Cohesion with the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr George Norton, on Tuesday evening underscored the Government’s commitment towards sports development in Guyana, a country, which he says is multi-cultural and multi-ethnic. Dr Norton made the disclosure during his feature address at the National Sports Commission…

KKR to challenge Sunrisers for spot in IPL final

Source: Guyana Chronicle KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – Skipper Dinesh Karthik’s rearguard half-century and astute marshalling of his bowlers helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) eliminate inaugural winners Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in a see-saw Indian Premier League (IPL) contest yesterday. Needing 170 to win, Rajasthan got off to a strong start but wheels…

AB de Villiers calls time for Proteas

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – South African talisman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket, yesterday, saying he was tired and wanted to step out while still at the top. “After 114 Test matches, 228 one day internationals and 78 T20…

Widespread condemnation of

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018Rosemarie Sant Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar is urging the board of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College to reconsider their decision to deny OJT Nafisah Nakhid the opportunity to train there and she is also calling on the Education Minister and Attorney General to move swiftly to have…

St Kitts & Nevis send 10-0 warining

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018Hat-tricks from Cloey Uddenberg and Brittaney Lawrence guided St Kitts/Nevis to a convincing 10-0 victory over Grenada yesterday in the Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Qualifiers at the A to Boldon Stadium in Balmain Couva. The win took St Kitts/Nevis to six points in the group and level with…

Volleyballers host fundraising boat ride

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018The T&T Volleyball Federation (TTVF) is taking a new approach to fundraising amidst the current economic challenges and lack of funding for its sport. Tomorrow, the Federation’s senior men’s and women’s teams will host a cooler boat ride party to raise money for their upcoming competition season.…

Red Force drafts Da Silva, Smith

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018St John’s, ANTIGUA – T&T Cricket Board has drafted two newcomers in Odean Smith and Joshua Da Silva when the draw for the 2018-2019 Professional Cricket League (PCL) was made yesterday at the Cricket West Indies Headquarters in Antigua. The proceedings took place under the guidance of…

Lords back Bermuda public ownership register

Source: The Royal Gazette The UKs Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which would force British Overseas Territories to set up a public register of company beneficial ownership, was yesterday set for Royal Assent. The legislation, already backed by the House of Commons, was approved by the House of Lords on Monday. The UK legislation…

Sale of Aecon blocked on security grounds

Source: The Royal Gazette The 1. 5 billion sale of Bermuda airport contractor Aecon to a Chinese firm was yesterday blocked by the Canadian government on the grounds of national security. A block on the controversial deal between Aecon and Chinese-owned CCCC International Holding was confirmed by the office of Canadas innovation minister Navdeep.…

DLP returns to Independence Square for final meeting

Source: Nation Newspaper   Democratic Labour Party supporters have crammed into the space of its stomping ground, Independence Square, hours before voting begins tomorrow. In the shadow of the statue of National Hero Errol… Link: DLP returns to Independence Square for final meeting

Motorcyclist dies after Babonneau collision

Source: St. Lucia Times A 21 year old motorcyclist, identified as  Clement Maximim, succumbed to his injuries Wednesday after colliding with a truck at Cacao, Babonneau. According to reports, the deceased sustained scalp lacerations and multiple fractures. Emergency services are reported to have received a report about the accident after 4:00 PM. Police are…

Cayman Islands Port Authority Director suspended

Source: Cayman Eye News Statement from the Port Authority Cayman Islands (PACI) The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands has, with immediate effect, suspended Mr. Clement Reid, Port Director for a period of up to three months in order to facilitate an internal investigation into matters allegedly concerning Mr.…

Ideas sought for creating successful Cayman Islands schools

Source: Cayman Eye News The Office of Education Standards (OES) is actively seeking input from the general public on the new inspection framework, “Successful Schools and Achieving Students”, by holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the Cayman Islands Government Facebook page. “The idea is to provide educators, parents and community members…

The Editor speaks: Ideas for successful schools

Source: Cayman Eye News The Office of Education Standards (OES) is actively seeking input from the general public on the new inspection framework, “Successful Schools and Achieving Students”, by holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the Cayman Islands Government Facebook page. See iNews Cayman story published today “Ideas sought for creating…

Cayman Islands: 2017 RCIPS Outstanding Service Awards

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS To be considered, nominations must be received by Friday, 8th June 2018 Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 RCIPS Outstanding Service Awards. The Annual Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Outstanding Service Awards was established to recognise police officers, support staff, special constables and members of the…

BLP campaign enters final stage

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Labour Party (BLP) supporters have converged at the Bay Street Esplanade in their thousands for the BLP’s final meeting ahead of the 2018 General Election. Candidates Marsha Caddle, Neil Rowe… Link: BLP campaign enters final stage

Photos & Results: Flag Pole To Flag Pole Race

Source: Bernews The 2018 Flag Pole to Flag Pole race took place recently from the Front Street, Hamilton flag pole to the flag pole in St. George’s. Heath Foggo with Stephen Dickinson led from start to finish to claim the 2018 title. Dale Brangman and Keyan Webb finished second while Gladwin Lambert… Link:

Police investigate Soufriere death

Source: St. Lucia Times Police have launched an investigation into the death of a man who was found at Diamond, Soufriere in an unresponsive state on the road, law enforcement officials have said. The discovery was made about 4:15pm Wednesday. According to reports, the man, identified as Bernard Edward, was conveyed via ambulance to…

Potential storm emerges on horizon

Source: Cayman Compass The official start of Atlantic hurricane season is still a week away, but the Caribbean may be gearing up for an early storm. The National Hurricane Center in Miami identified a low pressure system off the coast of northeastern Belize Wednesday that could develop into a storm over the next…

BSSF Middle School Boy’s Badminton Results

Source: Bernews Warwick Academy swept all four Divisions in the Bermuda School Sports Federation Middle School Boys Badminton Tournament. The first medals awarded were in the Under 13 Singles Division, Noel Johnston finished the day undefeated and had little trouble defeating Mount Saint Agnes top seed Jacob Roberts in straight games 11-1,… Link:

King urges voters to support BLP

Source: Nation Newspaper The task at hand is getting out to the polls and voting the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) into office. Candidate for St Philip West John King told the large crowd gathered at the BLP meeting at Lodge… Link: King urges voters to support BLP

Police and students partner to protect disabled parking

Source: Cayman Compass Watch where you park. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has enlisted the help of students from the Lighthouse School to halt unauthorized people from parking in disabled parking spaces. Link: Police and students partner to protect disabled parking

A Bad Year for Agriculture in Cuba’s Eastern Provinces

Source: Havana Times In Cuba, the pre-established calendar year doesn’t coincide with the farming year. There are two well-defined planting seasons, which aren’t determined by human whim but by Nature itself: spring and the cold season. Link: A Bad Year for Agriculture in Cuba’s Eastern Provinces

(Photos) Rosewood Baha Mar Opens

Source: Bahamas Weekly Scenes from the official opening of Rosewood Baha Mar on May 22, 2018.  Shown enjoying ambience of the beautiful resort are Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Minnis; Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar and Mrs. D’Aguilar; President of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts Radha…

Cayman to bring fight over BO to local courts

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The premier has said that the Cayman Islands will resist the Order-in-Council from Britain if it seeks to impose a public beneficial ownership register before the rest of the world adopts this model of transparency. Alden McLaughlin said that having taken advice from leading constitutional lawyers in London, the…

Cayman seeking constitutional changes

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Government, with the support of the opposition, is entering into dialogue with the United Kingdom to change parts of the Constitution relating to the territory’s relationship with Britain. Premier Alden McLaughlin said he had already spoken with Prime Minister Theresa May about clarifying and amending parts…

Road safety holiday warning

Source: The Royal Gazette Road Safety watchdogs yesterday highlighted ways for the public to stay safe on the roads over the holiday weekend. A spokesman for the Bermuda Road Safety Council said the Bermuda Day holiday was the unofficial start to the summer. He added that it was also a time, based on statistics,…

Cappy Greenidge tells tale of two leaders

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has two leaders – one who is on the cusp of creating history and one who will be riding off into the sunset – on the wrong side of history. That is how former Barbados Labour Party government… Link: Cappy Greenidge tells tale of two leaders

Parents win legal battle to evict son, 30

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  A New York couple have won their legal battle to evict their 30-year-old son from home after he refused to leave. During a hearing at the state’s highest court in Syracuse, a judge praised Michael Rotondo’s legal research, but ordered him to leave the house anyway. Justice Donald Greenwood told…

BFM shares up 5.8

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of BFampM Ltd were up 99 cents, or 5. 8 per cent, at 17. 99 after 4,500 were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in 15,045 shares of Ascendant Group Limited, but with no change to the closing price of 15, while 2,500 shares of…

2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist announced

Source: Bahamas Weekly Twenty-four outstanding stories have been selected by an international judging panel from 5182 entries from 48 Commonwealth countries. The writers come from 14 countries including, for the first time, Samoa and Ghana. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English from…

PWA wants police allowances to be paid

Source: St. Lucia Times The Police Welfare Association (PWA) has called on the authorities to ensure that a proficiency and vocational allowance is paid to police officers. It is estimated that over fifty police officers qualify. The PWA said that although the allowance was negotiated, it has never been paid. “The Police Welfare Association…

Passport check reminder issued

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Immigration reminded British Overseas Territories Citizens passport holders today to check their passports before they make travel plans. Immigration officials said people should not book or confirm travel plans unless they have a valid passport. They added passports valid for six months or more could be used…

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  US President Donald Trump may not “block” Twitter users from viewing his online profile due to their political beliefs, a judge in New York has ruled. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan said that blocking access to his @realDonaldTrump account would be a violation of the right to free…

30 Minute Video: May 23 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:

Opposition Leader: ‘Serious Cause For Concern’

Source: Bernews “The question of Independence needs to be treated with careful consultation,” Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden said, adding that “to come out so strongly on this issue without a mandate or consultation with the Bermudian public is a serious cause for concern.” Ms Atherden’s comments follow after Premier David Burt gave… Link:

5% swing predicted in Barbados elections

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post 5% swing predicted in Barbados elections appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Kirk Humphrey (BARBADOS TODAY) – Pollster Peter Wickham is predicting a more than five per cent swing away from the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) during Thursday’s general election, well over the two per

Trinidad lawyer rejects Stuart position on CCJ

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad lawyer rejects Stuart position on CCJ appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Israel Khan (BARBADOS TODAY) – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s controversial campaign promise to break with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Barbados’ final appellate court if his

IUF urges President Granger to address plight of sugar workers

Source: iNews Guyana The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF), an international trade union confederation, is urging the Guyana Government to actively look into the plights that have befallen the thousands of sugar workers who are suffering due to the sector’s ‘restructuring’. In a letter…

Simms Primary School Students call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Students and teachers of Simms Primary School, Long Island, called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General,  at Government House on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Simms Primary School Students call on the Governor General

Professional Cricket League squad picks

Source: iNews Guyana ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Final franchise squads for the upcoming Professional Cricket League, following the players draft at the Cricket West Indies headquarters here Wednesday; SQUAD: GUYANA JAGUARS – Veerasammy Permaul, Leon Johnson, Vishual Singh, Chandrapul Hemraj, Gudakesh Motie, Tagenrine Chanderpaul, Keon Joseph, Anthony Bramble. Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd.…

Barbados: Carrington wants Mia to say if she is gay

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Barbados: Carrington wants Mia to say if she is gay appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Former Speaker of the House Michael Carrington (BARBADOS TODAY) – Former Speaker of the House Michael Carrington last night called on Barbados Labour Party Leader Mia Mottley to declare publicly

Anti-Castro Warrior Luis Posada Carriles Dies at 90

Source: Havana Times Cuban anti-Castro fighter Luis Posada Carriles, considered a hero by his exiled compatriots and accused of terrorism by Havana and Caracas, died today in a home for veterans in Florida at age 90, informed his attorney. Link: Anti-Castro Warrior Luis Posada Carriles Dies at 90

Tarpum Bay Primary Shines In National Arts Festival

Source: Bahamas Weekly Tarpum Bay Primary School students performed for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudicators at the school recently.  School students formed a choir and sang about things Bahamian, including Bahamian heroes; fourth-grade student Genesis Sands sang her version of Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never”; and male students brought Junkanoo…

SG urges Lithuania to advocate for CARICOM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque receives the credentials of new ambassador of Lithuania to CARICOM Audra Plepytė. SG urges Lithuania to advocate for CARICOM From the CARICOM Secretariat GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque urged Lithuania to advocate on behalf of CARICOM in

Use A Multi-Prong Approach

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review   The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to rebuilding,…

Director suspended as port begins probe

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After weeks of revelations regarding a catalog of issues surrounding the beleaguered port director, Clement Reid, officials confirmed Wednesday that he had been suspended from his job and an internal investigation has been opened. In a short statement from the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands board of directors, they…

CMU Mobile Health Event 26-05-2018

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – This coming Saturday May 26th, 2018 the students of Caribbean Medical University (CMU) will be organizing the next CMU Mobile Health Event. This time we will be at the Sentro di Bario Sùr Lumena in Montaña where the Stakamahachi Health Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a…

Fuel delivery resumes

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The oil refinery Isla has resumed the fuel supply to Curoil. In a press release, the refinery stated that they want to take responsibility. A lawsuit against Curoil against Isla to enforce delivery is therefore not necessary anymore. Also, the emergency plan of Curoil to get fuel elsewhere…

Underwood hits PM, Hurst on Asot scandal

Source: Antigua Observer Former Ambassador and United Progressive Party Education Officer Joan Underwood has rubbished the Chief of Staff’s assertion that the latest scandal involving Asot Michael, will not harm Antigua and Barbuda’s reputation. Speaking to our newsroom this morning (Wednesday) Underwood said she doubted whether Hurst himself was really of that view.…

Rivers talked with financial sector ahead of EU trip

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Ahead of her trip to Brussels this week, Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers and her technical officials engaged with the local industry about Cayman’s commitments in relation to the EU’s assessment of jurisdictions’ tax regimes. Rivers said “developments remain fluid” and that government’s process for fulfilling its commitments continues to…

Key Cubana bombing suspect dies at 90

Source: Stabroek News HAVANA, (Reuters) – Militant anti-Castro Cuban exile and former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles, accused of masterminding the explosion of a Cuban airliner 40 years ago, died early today in the United States at the age of 90, his attorney’s office said. Link: Key Cubana bombing suspect dies at 90

Warwick students raise cash for Masterworks

Source: The Royal Gazette Warwick Academy IB students ran an art show to raise money for the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Naomi Proctor, Ryley Mason, Shane White, Asha Symons and Cristin Raynor, students from the Community, Action and Service programme, arranged the Art Exhibition and Literary Caf earlier this month at the school.…

Vend 2 Win contest winners announced

Source: The Royal Gazette Six local vendors have beat out the competition to secure a spot at an exclusive New York City market on Saturday, July 1. The Bermuda Economic Development Corporations inaugural Vend 2 Win Competition and Market has been hailed a huge success after attracting 36 local vendors and scores of patrons…

Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth

Source: Antigua Chronicle Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a letter dated 15 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Secretary-General was delighted to receive the letter.  “I whole-heartedly echo the sentiments of Heads of Government who have said twice, in 2009 and subsequently…

GINet Project begins implementation in Canaries

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Government of Saint Lucia through the Department of Public Service in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) recently launched the Government Islandwide Network (GINet) Project—Canaries Wi-Fi Zone. The GINet project will provide residents, tourists and businesses with free or low-cost internet thereby reducing the…

Wealth Advisor Fernando Cugliari Appointed

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: George Town, Cayman Islands, 22nd May, 2018 – CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Mr. Fernando F. Cugliari, to the post of Private Wealth Investment Advisor. Mr. Cugliari will work with clients to provide international investment advice within CIBC FirstCaribbean in the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean and…

Minister of Agriculture holds meeting with National Coalition of Farmers

Source: Antigua Chronicle The meeting was interactive as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs, Hon. Dean Jonas met with the National Coalition of Farmers (NCF), at the Ministry’s headquarters yesterday (Tuesday). The group represented a wide cross section of the farming community. Minister Jonas was accompanied by Permanent Secretary Colin O’keiffe, Director…

Warwick dominate on all fronts

Source: The Royal Gazette Warwick Academy swept all four divisions in the Bermuda School Sports Federation Middle School Boys Badminton tournament on Tuesday. The first medals awarded were in the under-13 singles division, with Noel Johnston finishing the day undefeated and had little trouble beating Mount Saint Agnes top seed Jacob Roberts in straight…

Smith pens new deal at Lewes

Source: The Royal Gazette Jont Smith has been rewarded with a new contract by Lewes after helping the English non-League side gain promotion to the Bostik League Premier Division. The 23-year-old, who rejoined the club in November 2016 after a short spell with Welling United, was a key component in Lewes promotion campaign, scoring…

PNCR retracts statement on media

Source: Stabroek News The PNCR today retracted the statement it issued on Sunday where it said that President David Granger had referred to challenges faced by the governing APNU+AFC coalition from sections of the media. Link: PNCR retracts statement on media

Clear answer needed on shelving of dispute regulation

Source: Curacao Chronicle PHILIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten “need a clear answer” about why the Dutch Kingdom Government has opted to shelf its version of the kingdom law to establish a dispute regulation. This concern was stated by the President of the St. Maarten Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams. Wescot-Williams, who will…

Saint Lucia setting new records in 2018

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Saint Lucia setting new records in 2018 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Soufriere Seafront (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Saint Lucia’s tourism sector is enjoying robust growth. First Quarter figures show the island continuing a strong growth trend, building on a record-setting year of 2017.

House search KPMG in connection with former client

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – A house search was conducted at the Curaçao KPMG headquarters. This was confirmed by the spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor (OM) Norman Serphos. Documents, including administrative documents, were seized for the OM’s investigation. No arrests have been made. The search was conducted to obtain information about a former…

Photos: Universal Adult Suffrage Events

Source: Bernews The Cabinet Office held Universal Adult Suffrage events yesterday, with May 22 marking the 50th anniversary of the historic first election under the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968. A brief speech during the ceremonies by the area Member of Parliament was followed by the unveiling of three plaques, which are placed… Link:

HOMICIDE IN DESRUISSEAUX

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Elias Steve Louisy, as a result of an incident which occurred on Friday May 18, 2018, about 9:00 a.m. at Desruisseaux, Micoud. Elias Steve Louisy, a seventy-six (76) year old and his seventy-three (73) year old wife, Muriel Louisy both

Sports personalities including Doris honoured at NSC awards

Source: iNews Guyana The National Sports Commission (NSC) held its 2017 Awards ceremony on Tuesday evening at the Le Meridien Pegasus. Formula 4 driver Calvin Ming and hockey star Marzana Fiedtkou walked away with the top honours as both athletes dominated their respective fields, bringing great recognition to the country. Guyana Times/TVG Akeem…

Commonwealth hosts election observer missions

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Heads of Government of the Commonwealth have agreed to the revised guidelines for the conduct of election observation in member countries. The original Commonwealth Guidelines on election observation were agreed to by Heads at the 1991 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.  Since then, 137 observation missions have been deployed…

Poseidon Games Exhibition Set For August 25

Source: Bernews Savvy Entertainment has announced that the Poseidon Games dates have changed from June 1-3 to a single day hydroflight showcase, with the Poseidon Games Exhibition to be held on August 25. A spokesperson said, “The exhibition is set to take place in sunny Hamilton Harbour. A select few of the… Link:

Man sentenced for rape 17 years later

Source: Newsday SEVENTEEN years after he and two other men kidnapped and raped a woman, Owusu Williams has been sentenced by a High Court judge. Williams, 40, of Enterprise, will serve four years and ten months for the rape. His sentence was 30 years’ hard labour, but a one-third discount and the… Link:

WHO introduces REPLACE to eliminate trans-fatty acids from the global food supply

Source: iNews Guyana A step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans–fatty acids from the global food supply has been introduced on Monday, by the World Health Organisation. WHO now calls on governments to use the REPLACE action package to eliminate industrially-produced trans–fatty acids from their local food supply. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO…

Two men killed overnight

Source: Newsday A 25-year-old man is now dead after a shooting incident in Simeon Road, Petit Valley last night. According to reports Keon Sylvester of Covigne Road, Diego Martin was shot while liming along 4th Street in Simeon Road at around 10 pm. Residents reported hearing gunfire and upon checking saw Sylvester… Link:

Gale expresses zero tolerance for child abuse

Source: St. Lucia Times Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Doctor Gale Rigobert, has expressed zero tolerance for child abuse and has asserted that her colleagues share the same sentiments. The comments come against the backdrop of reports that a ten year old boy  at the Boys’ Training Centre (BTC) at…

Ascendant Group Announces Board Changes

Source: Bernews In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], Ascendant Group Limited has announced board changes. The full filing stated, “The Board of Directors of Ascendant Group Limited announces the retirement of David Dodwell, Sr and Edward Williams from the Company’s Board of Directors [the “Board”], effective 18 May 2018.… Link:

The 71st World Health Assembly begins in Geneva

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The 71st World Health Assembly opened today in Switzerland, with a heavy agenda and commemorating the 70 years the World Health Organization (WHO) has been in existence. In his plenary opening speech, the Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, highlighted WHO’s new General Programme of Work for the next five…

MPs honour class of 68

Source: The Royal Gazette A veteran former MP and member of the class of 68 remembered the greatest change in the social and political make-up of Bermuda as the island marked the 50th anniversary of the historic General Election of 1968. Walter Roberts, who represented the Progressive Labour Party in the parliamentary intake of…

Parish Talent shows next month

Source: Nation Newspaper Parishes within the Northern Zone of the island will host a series of Talent Shows next month. The St Andrew Parish Independence Committee (PIC) will host its talent show on Saturday, June 9, at The… Link: Parish Talent shows next month

Trevor Prescod: Facing challenges head on

Source: Nation Newspaper Fighting the growing scourge of poverty in Barbados is what Trevor Prescod, Barbados Labour Party candidate for St Michael East is determined to do if his party wins the next election. “Don’t tell… Link: Trevor Prescod: Facing challenges head on

The Truth about the April Killings in Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times The preliminary report on the April killings in Nicaragua from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is definitive in its findings regarding the dimensions of the horrors suffered by the victims of the repression. Its conclusions on the responsibilities of the State for excessive use of police and paramilitary violence…

CJ worked through vacation

Source: Newsday IT was not all rest and relaxation for Chief Justice Ivor Archie during his March-May vacation. Sources close to Archie said some of his vacation time was spent attending judicial conferences as Chief Justice. On Monday, Archie’s administrative secretary Shabiki Cazabon e-mailed judges to say the Chief Justice will “continue… Link:

South Africa’s De Villiers quits international cricket

Source: Stabroek News CAPE TOWN,  (Reuters) – South African talisman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket today, saying he was tired and wanted to step out while still at the top. Link: South Africa’s De Villiers quits international cricket

BVTB Skills Training Centres closed on May 24

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is asked to note that the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s (BVTB) Skills Training Centres across the island will be closed on Election Day, Thursday, May 24. Additionally, the BVTB’s… Link: BVTB Skills Training Centres closed on May 24

Photos: ‘Vote Of Thanks’ Event At City Hall

Source: Bernews More than 150 residents came through the foyer of the City Hall yesterday – the 50th Anniversary of Universal Suffrage – in order to cast a “Vote of Thanks”. The ‘Balloting’ began after opening remarks on the significance of the occasion by the Attorney General Kathy Simmons. As the Cabinet… Link:

23 May Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 23 May Wed 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light to moderate rain is expected to continue today, leading to possible flooding of low lying areas Not available. See weather forecast top right of website. Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the…

‘Vend 2 Win’: Six Entrepreneurs Win Trip To NY

Source: Bernews Six local vendors have beat out the competition to secure a free trip to showcase their products at a New York City market on Saturday, July 1. with Limestone + Cedar, Native by Channing Dill; His N Hers Hair & Beauty, Queendom Heights, Chiko’s Smokey Rub and NovelTea all impressing the… Link:

Security threat

Source: Cana News By Linda Straker ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, May 23,… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: Security threat

AG’s Chambers unable to locate missing $54M diamonds

Source: Guyana Times …Judge orders trial into matter In just about three months, the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Chambers will have to provide explanations as to why businessman, Ronald Khan’s $54 million worth in diamonds – taken as evidence by Police after it was recovered following a 1994 robbery investigation – went missing. Justice…

Police vehicle slams into Mahaica house

Source: Guyana Times A speeding pickup truck attached to the Mahaica Police Station driven by a Police Constable crashed into a house at De Hoop, Mahaica after the driver reportedly swerved to avoid hitting a cow. The Police pickup turned turtle in the yard Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine has ordered an investigation…

Source: IOC/PASO meetings “fruitful”

Source: Antigua Observer The National Olympic Committee (NOC) will move to reconvene its postponed Annual General Meeting (AGM) by the end of June. This follows a recent visit by a joint IOC (International Olympic Committee) and PASO (Pan American Sports Organisation) delegation over the weekend, during which the two-member visiting team addressed a…

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