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June 18, 2018

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Remarks delivered by Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson at the Opening of the 4th Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB)

Source: Turks & Caicos Sun ..Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson..> Link: Remarks delivered by Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson at the Opening of the 4th Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB)

Younger brother of popular Chutney singer killed in accident

Source: iNews Guyana The younger brother of popular Chutney Singer, Mahendra Ramkellawan was on Sunday evening killed following an accident on the De Willem, West Coast Demerara (WCD) public road. Dead is 27-year-old Roopchan Charles Ramkellawan of  Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo. According to the deceased’s wife, she was informed of the…

Venezuela opts out of border case at ICJ

Source: Guyana Chronicle Venezuela has declined to participate in the court action filed by Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with respect to age old territorial controversy between the two neighbours. “The Venezuelan delegation has informed the president of the court, through a letter signed by the President of the Republic,…

Cuban Youth Reject Pompeo’s Advice

Source: Havana Times Before US Secretary of State gives Cuban youth his own opinions about Cuba and some words of wisdom, he should first inform himself about our country’s reality properly so as not to come across a fool with a speech which only invited our youth’s laughter. Link: Cuban Youth Reject Pompeo’s

Police report 'quiet' long weekend

Source: Newsday A senior officer of the TT Police Service Port of Spain Division today reported a general decrease in traffic and activities in and around the city over the long weekend and believed this may be attributed to a general fear of a brewing gang war. He confirmed that he was… Link:

CURB: Best Wishes To Commissioner DeSilva

Source: Bernews Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] wished outgoing Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva all the best in his retirement, saying that over the years CURB and the police often had differing viewpoints when it came to policing, “however, Mr. DeSilva was always willing to meet with us and hear our concerns… Link:


Source: The Anguillian       L-R Inspector Felix Richards, Madam Nathalie Chauvire, Major Jean-Luc Deras,Mr. Yves Paillard, Anguilla’s AG Mr. John McKendrick QC, Mr. Jan Spaans,Ms. Erica Edwards & Commissioner of RAPF Mr. Paul Morrison Criminal Justice officials in Anguilla, French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten have discussed and agreed on…

State of emergency paying off in St Catherine

Source: Nation Newspaper Just a few weeks before the scheduled end to the state of emergency (SOE) in St Catherine North, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gary Griffiths, ground commander, said since the operation began on… Link: State of emergency paying off in St Catherine


Source: The Anguillian     The West Fest, one of the newest events in Anguilla, was held over a two-day period on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, and The East End Village ‘Ting, now in its 6th year, took place on the official Queen’s Birthday Holiday, on Monday, June 11. The…


Source: The Anguillian     Anguilla is bouncing back! As we enter another hurricane season, it is indeed heartwarming to see that slowly, but surely, Anguilla is returning to a sense of normalcy. There are still many homes, business places and public buildings in need of repair, and tourism numbers are still down…

Customs in Cuba

Source: Havana Times The love millions of people abroad have for their relatives in Cuba is greatly appreciated when they send these articles which help to lessen their needs. Instead of facilitating our people receiving things that the State has no way of providing at a reasonable price, why are they imposing a…

Nine illegal firearms handed to cops

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the RCIPS firearms amnesty reaches the half-way point, the police have already received nine illegal weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Since the ‘no questions asked’ campaign began at the start of this month, the police have received seven rifles and two handguns, as well as the ammunition.…

Three people killed at London train station

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Three people have died after being hit by a train at a station in south London, British Transport Police have confirmed. Officers were called to Loughborough Junction station, near Brixton, shortly after 7.30am after reports of multiple bodies being found on the track. An investigation has begun to identify…

Teenager charged over weekend stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An 18-year-old man from George Town has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an early morning stabbing in the car park of a George Town bar on Saturday, 16 June. Police were called to a report of a fight outside Margaritaville on Harbour Drive at around 1am.…

EYEWITNESS: Unfettered unilateralism…

Source: iNews Guyana …at UG Why isn’t your Eyewitness surprised that UG’s Vice Chancellor, Ivelaw Griffith, has proposed that the Council that oversees his administration of the tertiary institution be drastically reduced in numbers? Well…just that every single action the bow-tied wonder has undertaken at UG since he was catapulted into his position…

Republic Group Hosts CDB closing luncheon

Source: The New Today Republic Bank is pleased to support the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, held in Grenada, May 27-31. Garvin Joefield, Economist – Republic Bank Limited The Republic Group hosted the closing luncheon on May 31st, which was attended by over 200 participants, including Dr.…

The Food Fair’s Web Store launched

Source: The New Today Shopping has just been made easier for customers of the Grand Anse branch of The Food Fair with the launch of its online supermarket. General Manager (Ag.) of The Food Fair, Philbert Lewis speaks to patrons at the launch The web store, which offers a delivery service to a distance…

Jamaican National Gets 4 Years for Drug Trafficking

Source: The New Today A Jamaican-born American citizen, who was caught with $131, 818.16 worth of Cocaine at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA), has been sentenced to spend the next four years at the Richmond Hill Prison for the offence of “Trafficking (in) a Controlled Drug.” Jamaican national Keeno Taylor The sentence was…

Future of nutmeg industry

Source: The New Today The following letter can seen as a report about the bi-annual General Meeting of the Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association held on May 30th 2018 at the National Stadium. Also included are my suggestions for the New Board of Directors and my new Road map for the way forward for this…

Donation towards rehabilitation at the prison

Source: The New Today The Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) has donated a quantity of equipment to the Richmond Hill prison to help with its Rehabilitative efforts among inmates. The list includes a personal computer, sewing machine and wood work tools. RSS Director Lt. Cdr. Brian Roberts hands over PC to PS Anna Brizan…

Photos & Video: BHW ‘Parade Of Bands’ Event

Source: Bernews Crowds of people made their way to Clearwater today [June 18] for the Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands; with four bands, Party People, Nova Mas International, Passion Presents Nirvana, and Code Red, all scheduled to be out on the road. Bermuda Heroes Weekend got underway with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event… Link:

Photos & Video: BHW Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert

Source: Bernews [Updated with video] Thousands of people are taking part in the multi-day Bermuda Heroes Weekend, which kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event on Friday, continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay on Saturday, the Pan In The Park on Sunday, while the Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert celebration took… Link:

Celebrating Bermuda’s National Heroes

Source: Bernews Bermuda is celebrating National Heroes Day today [June 18], honouring those who have made “significant positive contributions to the growth and development of society,” with Bermuda’s National Heroes including Dame Lois Browne-Evans, Dr. E.F. Gordon, Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafego, Sir Henry Tucker, Mary Prince, Gladys Morrell, Sir E.T. Richards, and Sir John Swan.… Link:

Fourteen CARICOM countries prepare projects to mobilise Green Funds

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTIAGO –   Fourteen Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states will design multiple projects to mobilise resources from international sources, which will allow them to improve the resilience and adaptation… Link: Fourteen CARICOM countries prepare projects to mobilise Green Funds

T&T to probe reports of migrant labour

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-  Chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of T&T (UdeCOTT) Noel Garcia has promised to launch a full-scale investigation into reports of Venezuelans migrants being hired as labourers on the Red House restoration project. “I have been told there are quite a few Venezuelans but I don’t know if it…

U.N. rights boss calls for end to Trump’s policy of family separation

Source: Stabroek News GENEVA,  (Reuters) – The top U.N. human rights official called on the Trump administration today to halt its “unconscionable” policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico. Link: U.N. rights boss calls for end to Trump’s policy of family separation

Crowds pack out JOuvert party

Source: The Royal Gazette Large crowds partied in the early hours to ring in National Heroes Day today. Thousands of people packed out Bernards Park for the Cirque Du Soca JOuvert, one of the showpiece events from a long weekend of public activities. The party, from 3am to 8am, was the beginning of a…

Gijsbertha: InselAir to resume flights to Venezuela

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD, CARACAS – The local airline InselAir can resume its operations to and from Maiquetía, Valencia and Punto Fijo in Venezuela in the short term. An agreement was reached last week between a Curaçao delegation headed by the Minister of Finance, Kenneth Gijsbertha and the Venezuelan Civil Aviation Authority (INAC).…

Haiti – FLASH : Sunrise Airways a Haitian success story

Source: Haiti Libre The businessman and philanthropist Philippe Bayard, President of the Haitian airline Sunrise Airways based in Port-au-Prince, aid that the success of the company is measured by the customer satisfaction and the increase in the number of travelers… Link: Haiti – FLASH : Sunrise Airways a Haitian success story

Elderly man, nine-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan

Source: Nation Newspaper TOKYO − An elderly man and a young girl were killed, with several other people also in “cardiopulmonary arrest”, after walls collapsed in a magnitude-6.1 earthquake that hit Osaka in western Japan on Monday,… Link: Elderly man, nine-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan

More Guyanese embracing yoga

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:–  GOOD health and mental stability are goals that Guyanese intend to achieve through consistent practice of the ancient art, yoga. Yoga is defined as a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised…

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting, armed robbery and stabbing incidents – Illegal ammunition and dangerous drugs recovered

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police investigates shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Sunday, 17th June 2018, which left an adult male with injuries… Police investigates armed robbery and stabbing incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating an armed robbery and stabbing incident which…

Antigua: Sargassum forces hotel closure

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  For the second time in recent years, the St. James’s Club has been forced to close after losing the battle against the dreaded sargassum weed. The all-inclusive resort will be closed temporarily from July 1 until October 1. Chairman of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association Alex Debrito confirmed…

DCNA visits Saba to promote sharks

Source: Saba News Representa­tives of Dutch Caribbean Na­ture Alliance (DCNA) visit­ed Saba last week in relation to Shark Week. DCNA Am­bassador Jorgen Raymann and Secretary Ron van der Veer also visited Aruba and Curacao to raise awareness of the vital role that sharks play in the sea’s eco-system. While in Saba, Aruba and…

Jagdeo criticises Henry for racialising issue

Source: Guyana Times Recent statements made by Education Minister Nicolette Henry in Parliament in relation to allegations of human trafficking have been criticised by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who claimed that the Minister was more interested in making the issue about race, instead of trying to find a solution. Minister Nicolette Henry He…

Sea defence breach causes massive flooding in Wakenaam

Source: Guyana Times …structure temporarily sealed A breach to a section of the sea defence structure on the island of Wakenaam, located in the mouth of the Essequibo River, has led to inundation in the communities of Melville and Sans Souci between Saturday night and Sunday morning, causing much damage and much distress…

Ram baffled by CJ’s ruling on GECOM Chair

Source: Guyana Times Outspoken attorney and chartered accountant Christopher Ram has expressed his opposition to the recent ruling handed down by acting Chief Justice Roxane George in relation to the President’s unilateral appointment of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Chief Justice ruled, on June 9, that the Constitution of Guyana…

Works to start year end

Source: Guyana Times Movietowne/UG solar farm – investor says Movietowne must be up and running first Months after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the University of Guyana (UG) for Movietowne to build a solar farm, the company is confirming that the project is still on and will commence by this…

CCJ to rule on Sovereignty of the People case early July

Source: Guyana Times Constitutional challenge The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is set to make a ruling on the Guyana Government’s appeal of the constitutional challenge to presidential term limits, along with citizenship and residency restrictions. The decision is expected to be handed down by Sir Dennis Byron, the current President of…

More Time Needed To Balance Budget, Says Francis

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Governor of The Central Bank of the Bahamas, Julian Francis says three years is not enough time to achieve the balancing of the budget of the Bahamas. Mr. Francis who appeared as a guest of the Radio and Television programme Jones and Company yesterday on Love 97 and  JCN…

Roberts Accuses Gov’t of “ Reverse Robin Hood”

Source: Jones Bahamas Registering his opposition  to new taxes to be imposed by the government, former  Cabinet Minister Bradley Roberts says, “ the Free National Movement government  proposes to refund half of the taxes collected in Grand Bahama to the Container Port, Buckeye and Statoil while squeezing the poor for more taxes. They…

Three Murdered

Source: Jones Bahamas The  Owner of a Restaurant on Plantation Hill, West Bay Street, Noel Cartwright was not able to spend Fathers Day with his family on Sunday.  He was killed after being shot by an assailant around  1a.m  on Sunday. He was one of three men murdered in separate incidents.  Police say…

Dames Calls For Public Help

Source: Jones Bahamas The Public can now assist police in their fight against crime with a new efficient app which is set to roll out soon.  P3 Tips is an app available in the Apple and Play Stores which will enable individuals to report crimes anonymously in record speed.  Minister of National Security…

Gov’t Gets $70 million IDB Loan For Family Islands  

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Government entered into a contractual arrangement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for investment projects totalling $70 million.   During the signing ceremony between the Government and the IDB at the Ministry of Finance, last  Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said during…

Editorial: Integrity

Source: Antigua Observer The Asot Michael affair just got a bit stranger.  Following months of public and opposition pressure for the Integrity Commission to act, the Commission has decided to launch an investigation, except, they have no staff and no money to undertake such an investigation and have to go begging, cap in…

Prison boss says recidivism on the decline

Source: Antigua Observer There has been a drop in the number of repeat offenders returning to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), according to Albert Wade, the superintendent of prisons. Wade told OBSERVER media, yesterday, that the likelihood of convicted inmates or newly released remandees returning is now approximately three in every 10, which is…

Sargassum forces hotel closure

Source: Antigua Observer For the second time in recent years, the St. James’s Club has been forced to close after losing the battle against the dreaded sargassum weed. The all-inclusive resort will be closed temporarily from July 1 until October 1. Chairman of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association Alex Debrito confirmed the…

Enhanced bridge over Demerara River likely – sources

Source: Stabroek News An upgrade is expected for the planned New Demerara River crossing with government now looking at a four-lane bridge and an alignment that would not be cumbersome on the Versailles, West Coast Demerara side, sources say. Link: Enhanced bridge over Demerara River likely – sources

High tide rips away Wakenaam sea defence, San Souci flooded

Source: Stabroek News Dozens of residents of San Souci, Wakenaam and surrounding villages are counting their losses after a high tide breached a temporary defence on the Essequibo River island yesterday. Link: High tide rips away Wakenaam sea defence, San Souci flooded

Brazil agri investor being pressed by GL&SC over unused acreage

Source: Stabroek News Although Brazilian businessman Yucatan Reis is behind an agriculture project to acquire lands in Guyana’s intermediate savannahs, he still has not used the 23,000 hectares he leased in 2015 for the purposes stipulated under that agreement, sources say. Link: Brazil agri investor being pressed by GL&SC over unused acreage

Dancing Classrooms Grads Take a Bow

Source: St. John Source Dancing Classrooms students take on the tango. If the goal of Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands was to help students break out of their shells in a safe environment, it certainly accomplished that with Antilles fifth-grader Samantha LeCuyer. “The most important thing I learned with the dances was not being scared,”…

VIWMA Evaluating Operating Wastewater Plants

Source: St. John Source Veolia’s wastewater treatment plant on St. Thomas. (Image from Veolia’s website) The V.I. Waste Management Authority said Friday it is evaluating plans to operate the wastewater treatment plants on St. Thomas and St. Croix without the help of third-party contractor Veolia, which announced Thursday that it is going to turn…

Public officials urged to gear up for parliamentary committees

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of the National Integrity Action, is concerned about the unpreparedness of public administrators who appear before parliamentary oversight committees to answer important questions related to administration… Link: Public officials urged to gear up for parliamentary committees

Bernard-Lowe hailed for faith, resilience

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The life of Sharon June Antoinette Bernard-Lowe, mother of accomplished Gleaner sports writer and editor Andre Lowe, was one of fight, dedication, motivation and hard work.Bernard-Lowe, who passed away in hospital last month after battling cancer,… Link: Bernard-Lowe hailed for faith, resilience

Gerald Christ is Hotelier of the Year

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Sandals Royal Caribbean’s Gerald Christ and Sandals Montego Bay’s Kadeen Black topped the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s (JHTA) national awards at the organisation’s 57th anniversary Annual General Meeting at Moon Palace in Ocho Rios on… Link: Gerald Christ is Hotelier of the Year

Floowaters receding at Wakenaam

Source: Guyana Chronicle – breached sea defence being repaired – as CDC, other agencies activate emergency response   RESIDENTS of San Souci and Merville, Wakenaam Island, Region Three, are counting their losses after high tides, exacerbated by a breach in the sea defence resulted in their homes being inundated on Sunday. The Civil…

MovieTowne breached investment agreement

Source: Guyana Chronicle – GRA boss says revenue body not to be blamed for delayed opening GUYANA Revenue Authority (GRA) Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia has dismissed claims made in a Kaietuer News article headlined “MovieTowne owner decries red tape in US$40M Turkeyen investment,” published last Wednesday. The article cited major contributing factors which prolonged…

Alexander challenges Jagdeo to face-off on GECOM hiring

Source: Kaieteur News Long-serving Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Vincent Alexander has challenged Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo to face-off on the facts surrounding recent hiring of senior personnel at the elections outfit. GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander In a letter in the Sunday edition of the Kaieteur News, Alexander refuted numerous allegations…

GRA not responsible for delays in opening of MovieTowne

Source: Kaieteur News GRA Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia MovieTowne’s main principal, Guyanese-born Derek Chin. – Statia says investor requested backdated concessions The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) last evening denied being responsible for the delays in the opening of MovieTowne, a US$40M entertainment investment at Turkeyen. In a statement to the media, GRA’s Commissioner…

Tough penalties for piracy

Source: Guyana Chronicle – PM Nagamootoo warns fishermen against hijacking THE current law provides stiff penalties for acts of piracy or hijacking of fishing boats off Guyana’s sea-coasts and in its rivers, including life in jail and execution by hanging. This was pointed out by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in his weekly newspaper…

Joseph completes Juvenile sprint double

Source: Newsday ENOCH Joseph completed his sprint double at the NGC NAAA National Juvenile Championships, yesterday, claiming gold for the Abilene Wildcats in the Boys U-13 200m final. At the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, Joseph dominated the track and eased to gold in 24.60 seconds. He was well ahead of his Abilene… Link:

TT rugby men grounded by funding

Source: Newsday AFTER two wins from two matches in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Men’s 15s Tournament, TT’s perfect start may count for nothing, as funding issues may see the national team drop out of the competition. TT are scheduled to visit Cayman Islands on Saturday in their final match in the… Link:

Daniel leads T&T hockey sweep of Guyana

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 18, 2018Shaquille Daniel netted a pair of goals as T&T senior men’s hockey team continued their build-up to the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games with a 5-2 whipping of Guyana at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua to complete a 3-0 series yesterday. Kristien Emmanuel opened the scoring…

Soroptimist gives out reusable bags

Source: Newsday SOROPTIMIST International San Fernando joined in celebrating World Environment Day (WED) which tied in with the goals of Soroptimism to educate, enable and empower. The goals are reflected the WED theme: Beat Plastic Pollution – Reuse Your Shopping Bag. The celebration was held at City Hall under the patronage of… Link:

The WHO Action Plan for Physical Activity

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anand RampersadPublished: Monday, June 18, 2018The World Health Organisation (WHO) global action plan to promote physical activity aims to reduce physical inactivity by 2030. The WHO believes that investment in policies and programmes to promote overall physical activity among the population by the government, the private sector, the health sector along…

W Connection keeps winning

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 18, 2018W Connection took command of Abercrombie Group in the 2018 First Citizens Cup on Saturday evening with six points after recording a 2-0 win on Match Day Two over North East Stars, a side the Savonetta Boys had humiliated 7-1 a fortnight ago in the season-opening Charity…

Government Vows in Court to Erase GERS Debt

Source: St. John Source St. Thomas District Courthouse Officials representing the Government of the Virgin Islands told a federal judge the government should have its debt to the Government Employees Retirement System paid up by July. Grace Fahie-Lindo, payroll director for the Department of Finance, made the statement Wednesday at an evidentiary hearing to…

King helps T&T beat Jamaica

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, June 18, 2018Title-favourites Barbados remain unbeatenT&T cruised past hosts, Jamaica on Saturday night in the Cricket West Indies T20 Blaze Tournament at Sabina Park, Jamaica, to set up a must-win final today. Having lost to T&T, Jamaica is second on the points table with nine points, while Barbados sits…

Confused by airline tax

Source: Nation Newspaper The present Government must be most heartily congratulated for its stunning performance in the recent General Election which saw the emergence of a very energetic lady, Miss Mia Amor Mottley, as Prime… Link: Confused by airline tax

One dead in Westbury accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating an accident which resulted in the death of one man.  The accident occurred about 3:10 p.m. today along Westbury Main Road, St Michael. Involved was a motorcycle owned and driven… Link: One dead in Westbury accident

Mexican wall impregnable

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Beat Germany 1-0 (REUTERS) – DEFENDING champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated by history and ran out 1-0 winners in a thrilling Group F opener. A shaky warm-up campaign had called into…

Work and the World Cup

Source: Newsday On Thursday, Stephanie Fingal of the Employers’ Consultative Association warned that “Work has to go on” in response to Newsday questions about the impact of the World Cup 2018. The games with local football fans vociferously backing their teams and looking for harbour in the many available venues for viewing,… Link:

Giving lives meaning

Source: Newsday JEAN ANTOINE-DUNNE THIS IS THE week of Special Olympics in Ireland. The euphoria of these games is riveting as well as emotionally charged. As the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, noted at the opening ceremony, Special Olympics is about transforming lives. This is what Eunice Kennedy Shriver believed when… Link:

PNM has lost touch with reality

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: For years in opposition and now in government for two and a half years, the PNM has been screaming from every street corner how important an appointed commissioner of police is to effectively winning the war against crime. What could possibly have warped the collective mind of the… Link:

Managing depression

Source: Newsday DEBBIE JACOB EVERY TIME stories of suicide make the news – the local man who pistol-whipped his girlfriend or celebrities like fashion designer Kate Spade or celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain – I think about how often I have felt like someone from Oliver Sack’s book An Anthropologist on Mars. In… Link:

Rainy season and giant African snail

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Will the Ministry of Agriculture, the EMA and the Ministry of Health become more serious about protecting our communities from the giant African snail? This foreign pest is an environmental and health problem. The rainy season is here and I am worried about the continued infestation of the… Link:

Haulers staying on

Source: Nation Newspaper Private garbage haulers will continue to work alongside the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) as the SSA struggles to put trucks on the road to clear piles of household garbage across the island. … Link: Haulers staying on

‘Tough’ water tax

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians are being warned to brace for a possible increase in the price of milk as a result of the new tax on water bills. And maybe even chicken as well. Word of this has come from dairy farmer… Link: ‘Tough’ water tax

Joe’s not budging

Source: Nation Newspaper Opposition leader Bishop Joseph Atherley says he won’t be sidetracked from his mission by calls from various quarters for him to state whether or not he is still a member of the ruling Barbados Labour… Link: Joe’s not budging

A day for dads

Source: Nation Newspaper Sean and Kirk Phillips are blessed twice over in that they have two men in their lives they call “Dad”. Yesterday, they were with family members at Radisson Aquatica celebrating their step-father 67-year-old… Link: A day for dads

Water outages taking toll

Source: Nation Newspaper People living in St Joseph are calling for better water service, especially in light of next month’s increase in water bills. Sunday the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) rapid response and communications… Link: Water outages taking toll

Spreading Shark Education in the Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Education nonprofit organization Sharks4Kids is excited to announce their official partnership with The Bahamas National Trust. The Bahamas National Trust manages  32 National Parks throughout the Bahamas, some of which are marine parks. Management requires both conservation and education to be successful. The BNT Discovery Club Guardians completed a shark…

Barbados: Recall on Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereals

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today: The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has advised that while a voluntary recall was recently issued by Hanschell Inniss on Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now expanded that recall to include all Kellogg’s Honey Smacks. Acting Deputy Director of…

Mexico fans may have caused earthquake

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Mexico football fans are believed to have caused a minor earthquake as they celebrated their team’s shock win over Germany at the World Cup. Tremors were recorded in Mexico City after Hirving Lozano fired the winning goal past German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in Russia, according to seismic monitoring agency…

Kelsey Grammer gets serious for a cause

Source: Cayman Compass Kelsey Grammer is mostly known for his work as a comic actor. But Thursday night, he moved a crowd of about 300 people at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort with a tale of sadness. Link: Kelsey Grammer gets serious for a cause

Virtue of the Week: Enthusiasm

Source: St. John Source Enthusiasm is being cheerful, happy and full of spirit. It is doing something wholeheartedly and eagerly. When you are enthusiastic, you have a positive attitude. Enthusiasm is being inspired. You are practicing enthusiasm when you: – Smile, laugh and enjoy what you do, – Look forward to something eagerly, –…

Minister Burch On Summer Water Supply Plans

Source: Bernews Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch provided an update on the state of water supply and distribution in advance of the “anticipated high demand this summer” in the House of Assembly on Friday [June 15]. The Minister said, “The Bermuda Weather Service is indicating that rainfall in Bermuda is… Link:

‘NHC is suing residents of La Clery’

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:- The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is suing residents of La Clery who protested against the demolition of the La Clery CDC structures earlier this month. This is according to documents of the High Court, filed by the NHC lawyers on June 13, 2018. The NHC is claiming that because…

Column: Proud To Embrace Caribbean Heritage

Source: Bernews [Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “They don’t want to see us unite: All they want us to do is keep on fussing and fighting. They don’t want to see us live together” – Bob Marley For centuries Bermudians have been conditioned to think of those from other islands… Link:

Semifinalists for the 2018 Calypso Semifinals

Source: News 784 The following Calypsonians have been selected from the Calypso Preliminaries to compete in the Calypso Semi Finals scheduled for Friday 29th June at the Victoria Park commencing at 8:00 pm.  They are: Dynamites Calypso Tent Carlos “Rejector” Providence Graduates Calypso Tent Chewalee ‘Chewalee’ Johnson Glenroy ‘Sulle’ Caesar Maxwell “Tajoe” Francis…

Disabilities project, trade key areas of cooperation between CARICOM, Cuba

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Dr. Douglas Slater and his team meet with the Hon. Rogelio Sierra Diaz, vice-minister of Cuba and his team at the CARICOM Secretariat. Disabilities project, trade key areas of cooperation between CARICOM, Cuba From CARICOM GUYANA – Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Douglas Slater and Vice

Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0

Source: St. Lucia Times MOSCOW (Reuters) – Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated by history and ran out 1-0 winners in a thrilling Group F opener. A shaky warm-up campaign had called into question the dominant…

CARICOM secretary-general attends UN forum on international peace, security

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   The CARICOM SG is at front, fifth from left, with other regional leaders. CARICOM secretary-general attends UN forum on international peace, security From the CARICOM Secretariat NEW YORK – On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a high-level interactive dialogue

Weather Forecast For Monday June 18

Source: Bernews Monday, June 18 is expected to partly cloudy, with the high to be near 27°C/80°F and the low to be near 23°C/74°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ENE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 69%. Sunrise will be at 6:12am and sunset will be… Link:

CDB, World Bank partner to increase disaster resilience through procurement

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Cheryl Dixon, coordinator, Environmental Sustainability Unit, CDB, stresses the importance of understanding procurement in emergency situations. CDB, World Bank partner to increase disaster resilience through procurement BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Acting on lessons learned from a devastating 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the World

‘Risk That Bus Service Will Not Run’ On Monday

Source: Bernews “There is a risk that the bus service will not run tomorrow, Monday, June 18th,” the Ministry said, as the staff are on work-to-rule and the BIU membership has “interpreted this to include holiday work, regardless of whether or not it forms part of the employees’ weekly work schedule.” A… Link:

Launch of Private Investigator Agency

Source: The St. Lucia Star At the end of May, Martin Carasco & Associates Ltd announced the launch of its first private investigative security agency, Equalizer Private Investigator Services Limited. It has no relation with the movie starring Denzel Washington, but the firm promises the same quality! Equalizer Private Investigator Services Limited (EPIS) says

Video: Wetta Bermuda Party At Tobacco Bay

Source: Bernews The Wetta Bermuda party took place at Tobacco Bay Beach in the east end today [June 17], with patrons enjoying themselves at the event which the promoters pledged would features “Soca, Water, Liquor, Swim Wear and Vibes!.” Related Stories ‘Bermudians In Hollywood’ Set For February 12 The Met: Live In… Link:

A Victory for Life at a Roadblock in Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times Ana Damaris Mojica feared it would all end badly. But now, her baby is a day old. It doesn’t know that the country is in deep crisis and in the middle of violent confrontations, but it’s already lived through the worst. Link: A Victory for Life at a Roadblock in

Mexico stun holders Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

Source: Stabroek News MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Germany were stunned 1-0 by Mexico in the opening game of their World Cup defence today as Hirving Lozano finished off a sharp counter-attack that exposed the ragged defending that the four-times winners had displayed in their warm-up games. Link: Mexico stun holders Germany 1-0 in World

Mavado’s 16-year-old son slapped with murder, gun charges

Source: iNews Guyana Jamaica police have slapped murder and other criminal charges against the 16-year-old son of popular entertainer, Mavado. Police said that the minor, whose name cannot be released, had been charged in connection with the murder of Lorenzo Thomas, 23, popularly known as ‘Chulups’ and ‘Israel’, who was shot and killed…

A Cheap Dollar and A Glass of Rum!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Some Gros Islet residents once told this reporter about an act of patriotism that occurred some 60 ago. A group of young picnickers en route to Cas-en-Bas beach found themselves confronted by a no-trespassing sign. They walked back to Gros Islet, some with tears in their eyes because they

70% of school dropouts in Region 5 are fatherless – MoE

Source: iNews Guyana Seventy per cent of school dropouts in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) are from broken homes without a father figure, according to Senior Guidance and Counselling Officer attached to the Education Ministry, Vickram Mohabir. He made the statement when the Education Department in Region Five honoured close to 40 fathers as part…

Saint Lucian Youth Awarded

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Young Leaders Programme was established to encourage community development by challenging students to implement sustainable projects to benefit their communities, while developing leadership skills and teamwork. This year’s theme is “I am We—Leading Change in Our Community”. Students from Saint Mary’s College (above)

PM urges fathers to be role models

Source: St. Lucia Times Asserting that fatherhood is it is one of the greatest honours  in life, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has appealed to the nation’s fathers to be role models. “The fact is that too many of our precious Saint Lucian children are growing up without a Dad to provide direction and most…

Armed masked men raid West La Penitence home  

Source: iNews Guyana   Three masked and armed bandits on Friday evening broke into a West La Penitence, Georgetown, home and carted off over $300,000 in cash and other valuables. Trevor Brown, a 30-year old resident of Lot 172 West La Penitence, explained that he was awakened by a crashing sound in the…

Venezuela: 17 killed in nightclub stampede

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:– Seventeen people have been killed in a Venezuelan nightclub following a stampede triggered by a tear gas canister exploding inside, said officials. Eight youngsters were among the dead in the tragedy which happened during a graduation celebration in the country’s capital Caracas. Some of the victims were reported…

Bus driver killed Saturday night

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Bus driver killed Saturday night From Loshaun Dixon A passenger bus driver was shot and killed in his bus Saturday evening at the bus stop in College Street Ghaut. According to reports, bus driver Reynaldo Jeffers, who normally plies the St. Peters bus route, was shot and killed

Human Rights Group Accuses the Nicaraguan Army of Repressing Civilians

Source: Havana Times The legal director of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh), Gonzalo Carrion, accused the Army of being “committed to the state of terror,” for allegedly tolerating paramilitary groups attacking civilians protesting against the Ortega government. Link: Human Rights Group Accuses the Nicaraguan Army of Repressing Civilians

Preventing Disasters in Disaster Recovery

Source: The St. Lucia Star Bois d’Orange Bridge which sustained severe structural damage due to debris carried by the floodwaters of Hurricane Tomas in 2010. Natural disasters are heart wrenching and expensive. Yet we can never shrink away from discussing them. Doing so only compounds their problems, but growing awareness and dialogue around them

Graydon Sealy to display School-To-Work programme model

Source: Nation Newspaper The Graydon Sealy Secondary School will be showcasing the success of its School-To-Work internship programme during a meeting with partnering businesses on Thursday, June 21, at the school’s auditorium,… Link: Graydon Sealy to display School-To-Work programme model

Mottley: Public sector job cuts would be last resort

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:–  As the Government prepares for continued negotiations with a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Prime Minister Mia Mottley has assured public sector workers there are no immediate plans to cut jobs. In fact, Mottley said job cuts in the public sector would only be done as a…

RBPF: Structural Fire Investigation- Harbour Island

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating a fire which destroyed a two story structure on Harbour Island, Saturday, 16th June, 2018. According to reports, shortly after 11am, a propane delivery truck was servicing a propane tank at a wash house, when an explosion occurred, resulting in the building…

BMA Licensing Specialists To Speak At BII Event

Source: Bernews Specialists from the Bermuda Monetary Authority will speak at a lunch and learn session examining the Insurance Licensing and Advisory Committee [ILAC] registration requirements for all classes of insurance entities. Organised by the Bermuda Insurance Institute [BII] and sponsored by EY and Conyers Dill & Pearman, it is aimed primarily… Link:


Source: The St. Lucia Star It would be interesting to discover how many political skeletons are buried here, and who buried them! “This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3. Bit

Jamaican woman chooses prison over dental bill

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  “I would rather go to prison,” a Kingston janitor angrily proclaimed in court after she was told that she will have to fork out almost $400,000 to fix her neighbour’s teeth. Kenesha Ennis was left with an expensive dental bill for $386,000 after she threw a pot cover at…

iciHaiti – Trou-du-Nord : First livestock competition in Haiti

Source: Haiti Libre The past week in the commune of Trou-du-Nord (North-East), the Ministry of Agriculture with « Asosyasyon Renesans Ayiti », and AVHEC launched a livestock competition for the first time in Haiti… Link: iciHaiti – Trou-du-Nord : First livestock competition in Haiti

French national rescued after sea mishap

Source: St. Lucia Times A French national was rescued  at sea about two nautical miles off off Roseau Saturday, after spending hours in the water, Saint Lucia Marine Police have said. The man was identified as Francois Lubin Christopher of Martinique. According to information, he left Martinique for Saint Lucia on Friday but his…

Photos/Video: ‘Blessing Of The Boats’ Ceremony

Source: Bernews [Updated with photos] The traditional Blessing of the Boats — which dates back to 1849 — is taking place this morning [June 17], with Bishop Nicholas Dill and Reverend Tom Slawson being rowed from St George’s to St David’s to bless boats that gather at Chapel of Ease Dock. Update:… Link:

Dunkley: “Steady Increase In Paid Consultants”

Source: Bernews Following confirmation that the Government’s fintech advisor Loretta Joseph is paid $20,000 per month and a local firm was hired for a short term consultancy costing $22,000, Shadow Minister Michael Dunkley said the “OBA has noted a steady increase in the number of paid consultants under the PLP” and a… Link:

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicides & Solving armed robbery- Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicides: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating two shooting incidents, overnight, which has left two men dead. In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, Saturday, 16th June, 2018, a male employee was in a clothing store…

Cuba looks to strengthen ties

Source: Nation Newspaper Cuba is seeking to strengthen its relationship with Barbados. Addressing the media during a wreath laying at the Emancipation Monument, more popularly known as the Bussa Statue recently, Deputy Minister… Link: Cuba looks to strengthen ties

Mustique Trusts donate hand sanitisers to MCMH

Source: iWitness News The Mustique Charitable Trusts visited Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on June 8th to see the hand santiser dispensers that have been installed in various locations in the hospital with grant funds. Sixty-six dispensers have been in installed under the   EC$44,000 project, which includes santiser liquid replacements. Grace Walters, hospital administrator,…

Oil production will have low risks to marine life – EIA

Source: Guyana Times …maintains low probability of oil spill reaching coast Liza Phase 2 By Jarryl Bryan The results from the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) into the Liza Phase  2 development project has almost cleared ExxonMobil’s subsidiary from the presumption that its operations will cause damage to Guyana’s wildlife and the environment –…

Convicted child molester elected as Kamarang Toshao

Source: Guyana Times – sections of community furious Most of the residents in the Amerindian Village of Kamarang in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) have raised concerns after a convicted child molester who has been elected to the office of Toshao. Residents say they were shocked when the Returning Officer declared victory in favour of…

70% of school dropouts in Region 5 are fatherless – MoE

Source: Guyana Times Seventy per cent of school dropouts in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) are from broken homes without a father figure, according to Senior Guidance and Counselling Officer attached to the Education Ministry, Vickram Mohabir. He made the statement when the Education Department in Region Five honoured close to 40 fathers as part…

MovieTowne head denies receiving preferential treatment

Source: Guyana Times – says concessions were limited to cinematic equipment The issue of duty-free concessions for foreign companies has come to the fore again, with calls for MovieTowne to reveal what concessions it received from the previous Administration. But Derek Chin, the man behind the multimillion-dollar investment, is adamant his company did…

Ex-SWAT commander challenges decision to send him on leave

Source: Stabroek News Former Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit head Deputy Superintendent Motie Dookie has moved to the court to challenge the decision made last month to send him on special leave in the public interest, arguing that it was unlawful. Link: Ex-SWAT commander challenges decision to send him on leave

GRA finding major breaches of tax concessions pacts

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is continuing to assess dozens of Investment Development Agreements (IDAs) signed before the tenure of Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia in 2016 and has found that many individuals and companies have robbed the state of hundreds of millions in taxes. Link: GRA finding major breaches of tax

Overseas-based Guyanese tech mogul investing in local ICT sector

Source: Stabroek News Impressed by the talents that exist within the local Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, one overseas based Guyanese, who has demonstrated prowess on the world stage, has committed his efforts toward the development of the sector locally. Link: Overseas-based Guyanese tech mogul investing in local ICT sector

Hanover deaths not dengue related – MOH

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Fear that two recent unexplained deaths in Hanover might be dengue related has been dismissed by the Hanover Health Department, which says test done on the two bodies have turned up negative results.According to Dr Kaushal Singh, the acting medical… Link: Hanover deaths not dengue related – MOH

Punish Petrojam wrongdoers – Munroe

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Anti-corruption campaigner Professor Trevor Munroe is demanding that any public official, up to Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley, be sanctioned, if investigations confirm breaches of the rules at the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam.”In ensuring… Link: Punish Petrojam wrongdoers – Munroe

'Save us, Uncle Sam'! – Westmoreland squatters want Karl Samuda to do for them what he did for Red Hills Road squatters

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Hundreds of residents occupying a property in Westmoreland, which has Kathleen Eugster and her late husband John as the registered title holders, are petitioning the Government through Cabinet member Karl Samuda, to do for them what was done for… Link: ‘Save us, Uncle Sam’! – Westmoreland squatters want Karl Samuda

Given mistakes made with ExxonMobil Contract…Guyana should not enter into one-on-one negotiations with other oil companies

Source: Kaieteur News   – Former Pres. Advisor warns Former Presidential Advisor on Petroleum, Dr. Jan Mangal, is of the firm belief that Guyana’s authorities should not award a single oil block via one-on-one negotiations with any other oil company. In a statement to the media yesterday, Dr. Mangal emphasized that “one-on-one negotiations”…

Lethem warned of rising waters

Source: Kaieteur News   The Lethem town Council is warning especially residents of the Lethem Municipality of the rising waters in the main creeks and rivers passing through the municipality. “…We have been monitoring the situation and visiting the affected areas to assess the water levels and also to determine if households are…

Guyana open for business

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Jordan tells Chinese investors at International Infrastructure and Construction Forum FINANCE Minister Winston Jordan told China’s 9th International Infrastructure and Construction Forum that Guyana is opened for business. Stating that Guyana sits in the middle of the most promising investment zone in the Northern Hemisphere, that is Latin America…

Three cheers for dad!

Source: Guyana Chronicle All the wisdom you need from some outstanding fathers THE father, a source of strength and protection, a provider, a friend, a teacher, a preacher, a healer and many more roles in the life of his family. Children look up to fathers and they ought to. And, it is said…

Quiet Father’s Day for Persaud family

Source: Guyana Chronicle WHILE practically everyone bought gifts, will be cooking their favourite dishes or will be having a day of fun with their fathers, all that is left with the Persaud family are the memories of their dad Danesh Persaud called “Vicky and Crink”. Persaud was brutally cut down in a pirate attack…

Father’s Day Musings of a young girl

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Francis Quamina Farrier “MY daddy is the greatest daddy in the whole wide world…My daddy is strong and he loves me very much…He does everything to make me happy, and so I love him very much, too…When my mommy was killed in the traffic crash, my daddy almost died…

‘Form cooperative societies’

Source: Guyana Chronicle -Scott urges retrenched sugar workers, says industry being resuscitated SUGAR workers who were not retained during the downsizing of the sugar industry, were urged to form cooperative societies as the ‘resuscitation’ of the industry takes its course. While it would be realistically difficult for workers to get back on track,…

Grande Hindu School students graduate

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018The 2018 graduating class of the Sangre Grande Hindu School has been advised by the principal Sharmain Maharaj to remain focused as they embark on a new chapter in their lives. Maharaj, delivering an address at the school on June 8, told them they are going to…

Arima Rotary Club marks 40

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018Michael Bradshaw, past president of Arima Rotary Club says people in T&T should give back to their communities according to their wishes and abilities. “We should go back because the need in our communities is real and it is growing,” he said. He urged citizens to give…

Women and the Constitution

Source: Nation Newspaper I knew I wouldn’t have had to wait too long for some of our legal voluptuaries to put a case explaining away the awkwardness of the language in our Constitution and other statutes. What they ignore… Link: Women and the Constitution

Grande man shot dead

Source: Newsday A 27-year-old Sangre Grande man was killed on Friday evening when gunmen opened fire on a group of limers. According to reports, Maurice Francis and a 24-year-old female friend, who police did not identify, were both shot in the attack, which police said took place around 6.30 pm. Police said… Link:

Cop: I'm no thief

Source: Newsday JENSEN LA VENDE The Professional Standards Bureau has been ordered to investigate videos circulating on social media supposedly implicating a police officer in wrongdoing. Three videos began circulating Friday evening, two of them supposedly putting a police corporal in a negative light while the third video shows the officer defending… Link:

NTAC's work slow but sure

Source: Newsday COREY CONNELLY Progress within the Cabinet-appointed National Tripartite Advisory Committee (NTAC) has been slow but sure. This is the view of Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, who has chaired the NTAC since its inception in 2015. The NTAC comprises representatives from Government, labour and private sector. “I think things… Link:

‘I never knew my dad’

Source: Newsday YVONNE WEBB While the world celebrates Father’s Day today, for San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello, it is a stark reminder of how much he has missed not having a father to celebrate. You see Regrello, revealed, “I never knew my father. I have never seen a picture of my father.… Link:

Something fishy happening at La Brea

Source: Newsday LAUREL V WILLIAMS SOMETHING fishy is happening in the Gulf of Paria, off the coast of La Brea, and fishermen and villagers want answers from the authorities. For the past six days, thousands of dead fish washed ashore at Carat Shed, Coffee and Point Sable beaches in La Brea, said… Link:

BWA injection

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will earn just over $700 000 more per month more from the new Garbage and Sewage Contribution (GSC) to be levied from August 1. BWA general manager Keithroy Halliday… Link: BWA injection

Warner to join St Lucia Stars

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE St Lucia Stars have announced that David Warner will join them for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He will replace fellow Australian, D’Arcy Short, who is no longer available for the tournament. He has been selected for Australia A’s tour of India which takes place in August…

Former CAL pilot passes on

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018Former Caribbean Airlines pilot Michael Rezende has died. The 72-year-old passed away around 10 am yesterday. Rezende, who would have celebrated his birthday on July 16, would be remembered for the role he played in the May 1, 1970, hijacking of a BWIA Boeing 727 Sunjet, which…

Seaweed stink at River Bay

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s bad. That was the reaction from lifelong resident of River Bay, St Lucy, Evrol Foster, as the stench of rotting Sargassum seaweed hung thick in the air yesterday. It was less than a month ago… Link: Seaweed stink at River Bay

Harry Harnarine’s musings

Source: Trinidad Guardian Bobie-Lee DixonPublished: Sunday, June 17, 2018From as far back as 2000, there were unsettling issues said to be happening at the Hindu Credit Union run by businessman Harry Harnarine. There were several allegations about the operations of the HCU, most vocally by the Maha Sabha which called for a forensic audit…

Boyce/Jefford Classic IX lobbies government for support

Source: Guyana Chronicle A TEAM of officials from Jefford Track and Field Classic Committee met with the Honourable Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, to update him on plans for the 2018 annual athletics championships. The team comprised Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Colin Boyce and Edison Jefford, respectively, who outlined their plans for…

Reclaim our Yoruba Village—deputy mayor

Source: Trinidad Guardian Bobie-Lee DixonPublished: Sunday, June 17, 2018Deputy Mayor of Port-of-Spain Hilan Morean in his contributing address to the opening of the tenth annual Yoruba Drum Festival, a preliminary emancipation event put on by the Emancipation Support Committee, called on the people of East Port-of- Spain and the Afro-Trinidadian community by extension, to…

Guyana to open CBC women’s championship against Barbados today

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA’S senior national female basketball team will open their Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship campaign today in Suriname against Barbados. Ginelle Ifill will captain the side in Suriname, while Miriam McKenzie will serve as her deputy, on the team that also includes local star Jada Mohan, Annalisa Barclay, Saffiya Greene,…

Beaubrun ‘a commanding figure’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018Tributes continued to pour in yesterday for Anthony Beaubrun, one of the pioneers of T&T’s energy sector, who died days before his 83rd birthday on June 26. He died at the Portof- Spain General Hospital on June 15. Among those left to mourn are his wife Patricia,…

‘Let children speak freely’

Source: Nation Newspaper Children must be able to express themselves freely. Consultant psychiatrist at the Child Guidance Clinic, Dr June Price-Humphrey, said quite often, parents stifled their children and silenced them. … Link: ‘Let children speak freely’

Photo Set #2: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Heroes Weekend continued today [June 16] with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay. BHW Weekend kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event at City Hall Car Park last night. The annual celebration will continue with the Kiddie Carnival and the Pan In The Park on Sunday [June 17]… Link:

Ready to tackle elder abuse

Source: Nation Newspaper Government is keeping a close eye on the elderly, especially in regard to neglect and abuse. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde gave that assurance Saturday during a church… Link: Ready to tackle elder abuse

Mosaic craft with Bajan touch

Source: Nation Newspaper It is 100 per cent Barbadian and 100 per cent handmade. This striking mosaic piece by multi-talented craftswoman Candi Nicholls captured the eye during yesterday’s Limegrove Home & Garden Show at Limegrove,… Link: Mosaic craft with Bajan touch

Sri Lankan officials behind team

Source: Nation Newspaper Sri Lanka cricket authorities have thrown their support behind their team in the ball-change controversy that marred the third day of the second Test against West Indies, and have vowed to “take all necessary… Link: Sri Lankan officials behind team

Clean-up at Diamond well eruption underway

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) has started the clean-up exercise at the residence at Fifth and Sixth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, where a resident had dug a well, resulting in an eruption of mud, water, methane gas and damage to several homes in the area. Link: Clean-up at

French National Lost at Sea Saved

Source: The Voice A French national was today rescued by party goers on a boat ride near Canaries. According to sources the man … The post French National Lost at Sea Saved appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: French National Lost at Sea Saved

9 guns turned over to RCIPS in 2 weeks

Source: Cayman Compass The first two weeks of the police Firearms Amnesty program resulted in two handguns, seven rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition being turned over to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, RCIPS indicated Friday. Link: 9 guns turned over to RCIPS in 2 weeks

Woman sentenced for killing boyfriend

Source: Cayman Compass Brianna Michelle Watler was sentenced on Thursday to four and a half years imprisonment for causing the death of her boyfriend, Azzan Sherieff, on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. Link: Woman sentenced for killing boyfriend

Man stabbed during fight on Harbour Drive

Source: Cayman Compass A 21-year-old male sustained multiple stab wounds early Saturday morning during a fight outside Margaritaville Restaurant on Harbour Drive in George Town, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Link: Man stabbed during fight on Harbour Drive

Minister Burch: Governor Should Not Present Cup

Source: Bernews Noting that the first day of Cup Match is Emancipation Day, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said that the Governor should not be invited to present the Cup at Cup Match, explaining to Parliament that he has told Somerset Cricket Club this and made it a precondition to… Link:

Liquor thief gets a beating on Jeremie Street

Source: St. Lucia Times Two police officers in civilian clothing had to intervene Saturday after an irate motorist started beating another man with a piece of wood, accusing the victim of stealing a bottle of Hennessy Cognac from a parked vehicle on Jeremie Street. A law enforcement official familiar with the incident told St…

Guyana: Illegal well causes natural gas explosion

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  THE drilling of a well at Fourth Street, Sixth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara over the last couple of days was responsible for a natural gas explosion which started late Thursday afternoon and continued on Friday. The explosion saw large quantities of mud and water spurting several metres into…


Source: The St. Lucia Star Aunty Charlie flanked by CIBC staff in celebration of her 100th birthday! Sunday June 10 marked the 100th birthday of Mrs. Murial Elaine Charles, who is distinguished at CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank as one of the institution’s oldest active account holders. The Morne Fortune resident, affectionately known as Aunty Charlie,

Weather Forecast For Sunday June 17

Source: Bernews Sunday, June 17 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 26°C/79°F and the low to be near 22°C/73°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NNE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 67%. Sunrise will be at 6.11am… Link:

Masked bandits rob goods van in Saltibus

Source: St. Lucia Times Two masked bandits held up a goods delivery van at Saltibus Saturday and made off with an undisclosed sum of money, law enforcement officials have said. According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, the incident occurred about 3:30 PM. One of the bandits was in possession of a firearm…

Student Found Hanging

Source: News 784 A 14-year-old student from the South Rivers community was found hanging by the neck on Saturday morning, 16th June 2018. Police told News784 they have launched an investigation into the death of the teenager. News784 was informed that the student was pronounced dead at the main health facility in Kingstown.…

Rehab of Lethem trail begins

Source: Stabroek News Part of the underground drainage network (DPI photo) Part of the underground drainage network (DPI pic) Rehabilitation  works on the Lethem, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) road network have begun. Link: Rehab of Lethem trail begins

Tear gas explosion at Caracas club kills 17 people – minister

Source: Stabroek News CARACAS, (Reuters) – At least seventeen people died at a Caracas club early on Saturday morning when a person activated a tear gas grenade inside, Venezuela’s interior minister Nestor Reverol said. Link: Tear gas explosion at Caracas club kills 17 people – minister

Taxi plows into Russian crowd including soccer fans, injuring eight

Source: Stabroek News MOSCOW, (Reuters) – A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said. Link: Taxi plows into Russian crowd including soccer fans, injuring eight

WLBL Resurrects an Old Favourite

Source: The St. Lucia Star Coke’s 200 ml returnable glass bottles have made a comeback! Wednesday night was a big one for the Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited (WLBL). With Coca Cola, one of its most popular brands, sponsoring this year’s largest, global, sports event— the FIFA World Cup—the team was set to kill

A Nation On A Negative Path

Source: The Voice FROM my perspective and observation of the management of the social and economic development of our country, I perceive that … The post A Nation On A Negative Path appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: A Nation On A Negative Path


Source: The St. Lucia Star Will the changes made by Prime Minister Mia Mottley change the country’s situation for the better? In her first Budget address since her party’s recent 30-nil election victory Barbados Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Mottley outlined what she termed her government’s “Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan”. The budget came

RBDF apprehends Poachers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) Durward Knowles apprehended a Dominican fishing vessel for poaching in Bahamian waters on Saturday morning. While on routine patrol in the southern Bahamas, HMBS Durward Knowles, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Omarv Saunders apprehended a 50-ft Dominican fishing vessel on the Great Bahama Bank…

Panel to Investigate Hurricane Maria Response Proposed

Source: Puerto Rico Report A group of four Democratic members of Congress led by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced legislation to create a national commission to investigate the federal response to the 2017 natural disasters in Puerto Rico. Rep. Velázquez along with Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), the Ranking Democrat on the House…

Heroes Weekend party gets under way

Source: The Royal Gazette The fun has begun for one of Bermudas most popular holiday weekends. Hundreds of people gathered on the sand and water at Shelly Bay for the Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up this afternoon. A steady stream of beachgoers and more than a dozen boats were still arriving as of 1pm…

Photos/Video: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up

Source: Bernews [Updated with photos] The Bermuda Heroes Weekend kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event at City Hall Car Park last night [June 15] and continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay today [June 16]. The 30-minute live video replay is below: The annual celebration will continue with the Kiddie… Link:

Bandit in Grove supermarket robbery jailed for 7 years

Source: iNews Guyana One of the three bandits who were nabbed in the brazen robbery committed on a supermarket at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was sentenced to seven years in prison after he appeared in the Providence Magistrate’s Court. Ryan Bannister, 27, of Herstelling Seadam, East Bank Demerara pleaded guilty to charges…

17 Dead in Caracas Nightclub Stampede

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CARACAS, Venezuela-(BBC) At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede in a nightclub in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, the Interior Minister Néstor Reverol has confirmed. The stampede was triggered when a tear-gas canister was set off during a brawl, he said. Party-goers were celebrating the end

GPF officers among 7 in custody after gun found

Source: iNews Guyana Two members of Guyana Police Force (GPF) along with five others have been detained after a .38 revolver with a spent shell in its chamber was found in very close proximity to them.   According to Police information, ranks of a mobile patrol operating in Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara, on…

Mexico in Deadliest Ever Political Campaign

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer MEXICO CITY (PRI) As Mexico prepares for elections on July 1, the country is facing an unprecedented wave of political violence — 113 political candidates and eight journalists have been murdered since the election process began last September. With more than 3,400 political seats up for grabs in this election,

‘Dispute Between DPT & Unionized Workers’

Source: Bernews The Department of Public Transportation said they would like to clarify the status of the public bus service for the public holiday on Monday, saying that “notwithstanding the ongoing labour dispute, the bus service will operate on Monday, per the published holiday schedule.” “There is an outstanding dispute between DPT… Link:

Auto distributors call for clarity and fairness

Source: Antigua Chronicle Registered auto distributors in Antigua and Barbuda are expressing concerns which ought not to be taken lightly. Many of these businesses have consistently made invaluable inputs to national development and assisting with providing such things as employment opportunities, sponsorship, and other useful services or resources that have benefitted both individual…

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