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August 15, 2018

Archives for June 2018

T&T police kill gangster

Source: St. Lucia News Online (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A well-known gang member from Central was fatally shot by police on Wednesday during a high-speed chase along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway. According to a police report, at about 4 pm police officers, who were conducting enquiries in the Preysal area, spotted Keon Moore driving

Worrell: IMF only part of solution

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell is sticking to his guns. He is adamant that going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is only part of the solution to Barbados’ economic woes. … Link: Worrell: IMF only part of solution

CEO sees better days for QEH

Source: Nation Newspaper Health care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)should show some improvement if the measures in Government’s Mini-Budget are realised, says that institution’s chief executive officer Dr Dexter James…. Link: CEO sees better days for QEH

For my grandmother

Source: Newsday Two years ago, I wrote my mother’s obituary. I lay beside her as she died in an English coastal town in the middle of winter. Today I am writing the obituary of her mother, my grandmother, Doris Elsie Surtees. She died on June 14, a month short of her 90th… Link:

Offenders Making Waves

Source: Newsday The large, green, recessed metal gates of the high, cream wall that encircles the compound known as the “Royal Jail” always held mystery to me, ever since childhood. What lay beyond was terra incognita, not ever to be discovered. Therefore, it was with a mixed sense of elation and trepidation… Link:

Minister shares plan for Oistins

Source: Nation Newspaper   Barbadian fishermen stand to reap real rewards from the influx of the Sargassum seaweed plaguing the beaches. As the brown macroalgae continues to litter shores, Minister of Maritime Affairs… Link: Minister shares plan for Oistins

No longer on EOT

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: I write in relation to Colin Robinson’s article in his Newsday column on June 17. I just wish to put the record straight regarding his statement in the final paragraph in that column. My three-year appointment as a lay assessor on the Equal Opportunity Tribunal ended on May… Link:

A ruling on value

Source: Newsday In a quiet ruling last week, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Port of Spain declined a judgement by Guyana’s Supreme and Appeal Courts on term limits for presidents in Guyana. The CCJ’s ruling, a 6-1 majority, ended a challenge to term limits added to the constitution of Guyana… Link:

The law teacher and the litigant

Source: Newsday He plops his knapsack down on the conveyor belt of the metal detector, and the polyester-pantsed woman guarding the entrance to the Caribbean Court of Justice lectures the young man: he must not drop it down so, but rest it down gently. No, it is not the laptop inside that… Link:

We’ve got your back, says Co-op

Source: Nation Newspaper Outgoing president of the Barbados Workers’ Union Co-operative Credit Union, Dalton Medford, is charging that “what commercial banks are doing to poor people is almost criminal”. He was speaking to… Link: We’ve got your back, says Co-op

Call to join clean-up bandwagon

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of the Environment Trevor Prescod has issued a “clarion call” to Barbadians and members of the private sector to get on board with the National Clean-Up And Beautification Programme. His call… Link: Call to join clean-up bandwagon

Lightning Aquatics stages successful AGM

Source: St. Lucia News Online LA Swimmers at BASA 2018 (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – It has been an eventful two months for Lightning Aquatics (LA) Swim Club. Let’s start with the latest happening. On Sunday, June 24th, the club held its Annual General Meeting which provided a platform for members to receive an

Kirani James set ‘Track Record’ at AP Invitational

Source: Guyana Chronicle – …Archibald dazzles to win men’s 100 metres HE came, he saw, and he conquered, and he also entertained– Kirani James. The crowd at the Aliann Pompey Invitational stood in ‘awe’ as the 2012 Olympic Champion and 2016 Olympic silver medallist clocked 44.99 seconds to not only win the ‘AP’…

Headline acts Messi and Ronaldo exit World Cup

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Simon Evans ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – The World Cup lost its headline acts on Saturday as the game’s two biggest stars, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, readied to leave Russia after their teams were eliminated in the round of 16. Messi’s Argentina lost 4-3 to France and hours later…

Brilliant Cavani brace fires Uruguay into last eight

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Sudipto Ganguly SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani scored a stunning brace to lead the South Americans to a 2-1 win over European champions Portugal in the World Cup round of 16 on Saturday and set up a quarter-final against France. Cavani switched play with a long…

ExxonMobil U-14 Schools football tournament…

Source: Guyana Chronicle Big wins for Tucville boys, South Ruimveldt girls There were big wins for South Ruimveldt Girls and Tucville boys as the ExxonMobil U-14 Schools Football tournament continued in Georgetown yesterday. In girls action, South Ruimveldt demolished Tucville 5-1 thanks to a hat trick from Amanda McKenzie (12th, 18th and 22nd)…

Regal stamp authority in NY Independence Cup

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA sides, Regal Masters and Regal All-Stars have announced their presence in the 12th annual New York Softball Cricket League Independence Cup with exceptional cricket that has brightened the opening day of action in Queens, New York. Regal Masters easily brushed aside debutants Tropical Springs Masters and Tri-State Masters in…

Man arrested after threatening behaviour

Source: The Royal Gazette A 34-year-old man is in police custody after menacing residents of Cottage Hill Road, Hamilton Parish with a bladed article. According to police, the incident was reported at 5. 22pm, with a tactical unit responding. A house with the suspect inside was surrounded. Police entered the residence, and the man…

Barbadians called on to protect the environment

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians are being called on once again to protect the environment. Speaking at Saturday’s official launch of the National Clean Up Campaign, Minister of the Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, urged citizens to practice proper waste management. Prescod said that the clean up drive will tackle drainage, general vegetation…

Man Arrested After Threatening Residents

Source: Bernews A 34-year-old man was taken into custody after an incident in Hamilton parish in which he “had a bladed article and began to threaten residents.” Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Police responded to a report of an incident that took place on Cottage Hill Road in Hamilton Parish at… Link:

Thousands protest outside White House against Trump immigration

Source: Stabroek News WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Thousands gathered in front of the White House today to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies, which have separated children from parents at the U.S-Mexico border and sparked plans for military-run detention camps. Link: Thousands protest outside White House against Trump immigration

Weather Forecast For Sunday July 1

Source: Bernews Sunday, July 1 is expected to be partly to mostly cloudy with chance thunderstorms, with the high to be near 27°C/81°F and the low to be near 24°C/76°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 81%. Sunrise will be… Link:

Donald Trump gets prank call from comedian

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Donald Trump returned a prank phone call from a comedian pretending to be a senator, during a journey back to Washington on Air Force One. Veteran performer John Melendez, who regularly appears on Howard Stern and Jay Leno’s shows, published a podcast that includes a recording of a three-minute conversation during…

Saldivar lawsuit postpones PUP Belmopan convention

Source: The Reporter The People’s United Party’s convention in Belmopan which was scheduled for July 1st, has been postponed in connection with Arthur Saldivar’s pending court action against the party. Saldivar applied to the Supreme Court for an injunction on June 15th, after the PUP barred him from becoming a candidate in the…

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For June 2018

Source: Bernews Bernews posted more than 200 videos across our various social networks during June 2018, and the top ten most viewed videos on YouTube included a visitor crashing their moped overboard, the shark at Shelly Bay, World Cup fans, BHW Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert party, BHW ‘Parade of Bands,  Wetta Bermuda… Link:

New State-Of-The-Art Boxing Ring For BBF

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] today [June 30] announced that the Bermuda Boxing Federation [BBF] has received a new AIBA and Olympic-standard boxing ring funded through BOA’s partnership programme with the Pan American Sports Organization [PASO] that makes new equipment available to qualifying national sports federations free of charge. The… Link:

RBPF: Boating accident Exuma

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on the Island of Exuma are investigating a boating accident which left one person dead and several others injured, Saturday, 30th June, 2018. According to reports, shortly after 9:00am, a 40’ chartered tour boat was traveling in waters just off Barraterre, Exuma, with ten (10) tourist and two (2)…

Guyana: Two men charged for raping male friend

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  AFTER deliberating for just over an hour, a 12-member jury unanimously returned a guilty verdict convicting Mahesh Lackhan called Govindra and Parshram Guman known as Naresh for sexually violating their 23-year-old friend, on January 29, 2015. Presiding Judge, Brassington Reynolds postponed sentencing to two weeks until a probation report…

Two cultural icons honoured

Source: Barbados Today Macdonald Blenman and Macdonald Fingall were honoured on Friday as they were both presented with wax figures in their likeness. The wax figures, depicting the two cultural icons, were created by Directors of Caribbean Wax Museum Arthur Edwards and Francis Ross. Told the media on Friday at the unveiling in Norman Centre, The City,…

Tennis: Phillips Wins Junkanoo Bowl Opener

Source: Bernews Tennis player Daniel Phillips — fresh off his Under 14 Boy’s TIHTA Aruba 2018 Championship title — has moved onto the Bahamas to compete in the Junkanoo Bowl. Playing in the Under 14 Boy’s Division, Phillips defeated Dentry Mortimer from the Bahamas in straight sets 4-0, 4-0. Related Stories 150… Link:

Barbados Air travel tax not flying with IATA

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-  The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association that represents 290 carriers, has written to the Mia Mottley-led Government requesting that it rolls back the suite of taxes imposed on the travel and tourism industry. Regional Vice President Peter Cerdá today said the Quebec, Canada-headquartered body was…

Police Arrest Suspect in Flag Tampering

Source: St. John Source Alla H. Salem (VIPD photo) The V.I. Police Department arrested 29-year-old, Alla H. Salem on Friday and charged him in the tampering that saw nine international flags removed from the entrance to the Cyril E. King Airport and replaced with black banners with the word “Allah” and other apparently Arabic…

Prosperity for Prospere at Bodybuilding Championships

Source: The St. Lucia Star St George Prospere emerged as the overall champion. For a show that began over an hour late with numerous interruptions and delays, the St. Lucia Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (SLABBFA) should be thankful that Saturday’s National Bodybuilding Championships at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School ended on a high

Juan F. Luis Hospital RFP-006-2018

Source: St. John Source Invitation for Proposal No: IFP-006-2018 Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center is Inviting Proposals from qualified firm(s) to provide ER Improvements to include Bathroom facilities and alternate route for sewage lines that will terminate in Public…

MERCURY BEACH GOES BACK HOME

Source: The St. Lucia Star Tourism Minister Fedee anticipates that Mercury Fest will be bigger than Mercury Beach, with opportunities for local vendors. After a four-year run in Saint Lucia, the hugely popular Mercury Beach event will be no more on our shores. French nationals from Martinique hosted the foam, alcohol and music event

Branded drugs to remain on formulary until generics arrive

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Health has assured the public that, although the grace period for patients to receive certain branded pharmaceuticals under the Barbados Drug Service’s Special Benefit Scheme ends today, these pharmaceuticals will continue to be available under the Scheme until the replacement generic drugs arrive in the island. Minister…

IFB037PNRC18(C)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No: IFB037PNRC18(C) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for the Gallow’s Bay Access Dock Repair Project, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department…

Meet the Soca semi-finalists

Source: Antigua Observer The semi-finalists in the 2018 FLOW party monarch competition have been named. In the jumpy segment, the performers will be Alvin Livingstone, Bernie, Claudette Peters, DJ Who, Drastic, Ebony T, Kimmy, Laurena Davis, Lee Pee Ching, Lyricksman, Menace, Soca Giant, Supa Mario, Tian Winter and Zamoni. For groovy, spectators will…

Caribbean Disaster Agency Highlights 5 Key Areas of Concern at Meet

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (CNS) The region’s disaster management chief, Ronald Jackson, has highlighted five critical areas of focus as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) seeks to develop “safer, more resilient and sustainable Caribbean communities”. These include Enhancing Social Protection for the Most Vulnerable; Safeguarding Infrastructure; Economic Diversification; Environmental/Ecosystems Protection

El Salvador Demands Extradition of Funes from Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times El Salvador prosecutors have started an international extradition process for former president Mauricio Funes (2009-2014), who was charged with embezzling over 231 million USD, with a judge issuing an arrest warrant for the former president who has been in exile in Nicaragua. Link: El Salvador Demands Extradition of Funes from

LEN introduces low cost homes built from bauxite waste

Source: iNews Guyana The Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) is making housing more affordable for owners of house lots with the launch of its low-cost homes made of bauxite waste. On Friday, the Linden Region 10 based organisation launched its model home in Central Amelia’s Ward. LEN Chairman, Orrin Gordon, explained that the organisation,…

Triathlete Tyler Smith Finishes 26th In Belgium

Source: Bernews Tyler Smith recently competed in the Elite Men’s 2018 Wuustwezel ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup in Belgium. Smith would cross the line 26th with a time of 53:08, he finished One Minute and Twenty-Nine seconds behind the winner Marten Van Riel from Belgium. Smith would clock a time of 8:28… Link:

Seeing Trump in a pleasing light

Source: Barbados Today United States president Donald Trump did not sign “The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communique” in Canada in early June. In not doing so, he demonstrated doubts about the group in which the US participates with Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the presidency of the European Union (EU). The presence…

Treating atopic eczema

Source: Barbados Today Atopic eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition which tends to run in families with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and urticaria. It is known to make the skin very dry and itchy, so much so, that it has been called ‘the itch that rashes’. It is more common in infants and…

SLFA/Coca Cola: Island Cup Continue This Weekend

Source: The Voice IT’S weekend number two as matches continue in the inaugural Saint Lucia Football Association Island Cup in collaboration with Windward … The post SLFA/Coca Cola: Island Cup Continue This Weekend appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLFA/Coca Cola: Island Cup Continue This Weekend

Open-Water Swimming Just Days Away

Source: The Voice THE Inaugural Saint Lucia Channel Swim Event is quickly approaching. The three days of Open-Water activities will take place in … The post Open-Water Swimming Just Days Away appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Open-Water Swimming Just Days Away

Monster Energy Motocross attracted the hype!

Source: The Voice SUNDAY June 24th was the final Monster Energy motocross race in Vieux-Fort. All classes ran three motos, with Alpha Burt … The post Monster Energy Motocross attracted the hype! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Monster Energy Motocross attracted the hype!

Think global!

Source: Barbados Today Students hailing from secondary schools across the island are being encouraged to take their professionalism more seriously as they prepare for the world of work. During a one-day Summer Work Experience programme hosted by the Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors (BAGC) in partnership with the Barbados Institute of Management and…

550 Participated in 2018 Olympic Day Walk/Run

Source: The Voice OLYMPIC Day, held annually on June 23, is celebrated by millions of people in over 180 countries, commemorating the birth … The post 550 Participated in 2018 Olympic Day Walk/Run appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: 550 Participated in 2018 Olympic Day Walk/Run

Stay focused!

Source: Barbados Today “Be determined to do your best.” That was the advice given to students of the Wesley Hall Junior School at their graduation ceremony this morning. Delivering the feature address at the Sanctuary Empowerment Centre, Pastor Shane Butcher told the 134 students and parents gathered that once they put God first…

Ortega’s FSLN Promotes New Land Grab in Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times The organized invasion of private properties, both urban areas and rural farms is interpreted by lawyers and those affected as a clear retaliation against private business people for breaking the model of dialogue that the Private Enterprise Council (Cosep) had maintained with the Ortega government for the last decade. Link:

Caribbean Recovery

Source: The St. Lucia Star While the Caribbean hit a tourism milestone last year, welcoming 30 million visitors, the progress and potential of its number one industry was significantly impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria. (Image: CNN) Lessons learned from the devastating 2017 hurricane season Hurricane Irma swept into the Caribbean on September 6, 2017.

School ends next week for summer break

Source: Nation Newspaper Public schools will close for summer recess next week. The last day of school for students will be Thursday, July 5, while teachers will proceed on vacation after Friday, July 6. Nine weeks have… Link: School ends next week for summer break

Haiti – Economy : Monthly inflation up + 1.3%

Source: Haiti Libre For the month of May 2018, the General Consumer Price Index (base 100 in August 2004) stood at 336.8 against 340.7 in April, posting a + 1.3% increase in inflation on a monthly basis… Link: Haiti – Economy : Monthly inflation up + 1.3%

2 shot at Icacos beach lime

Source: Newsday TWO men are at hospital after being shot during a beach party in Icacos on last night. According to police, Darrien Shneder, 24 and Rigel Dookie, 22 were among a group of approximately 80 people liming on Icacos beach around 8.30 pm when gunshots rang out. Shneder was shot in… Link:

Swimmers Win Medals At CCCAN Championships

Source: Bernews Bermuda swimmers began competing at the CCCAN Swimming Championships in Aruba, capturing four medals during the day and also setting new records. The first session saw got underway with the Girls 800 Freestyle and the Boy’s 1500 Freestyle. Bermuda captured their first medals with Brian Desmond winning the Silver, Desmond… Link:

IMPACS Cobwebbed While The Nation Bleeds!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Then police commissioner Cuthbert Phillips at a press conference following what at the time was described as “St. Lucia’s biggest cocaine bust.” It later turned out that the pictured firearms among the other exhibits had first been issued to the police—and never reported missing! A concerned citizen called a local

He loves my worship mistakes and all

Source: The Royal Gazette After graduating from Bible school, Kamila Burgess travelled through the UK for seven months helping people in need of spiritual guidance. Some didnt have any money, others were in abusive relationships many were hurting emotionally as a result of lifes challenges. God encouraged Ms Burgess to give them hope through…

Bermuda scoop four medals

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda made a flying start to the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships in Aruba last night, capturing four medals, including one gold, and set a national and meet record. The highlight of the first session for Bermuda saw the foursome of Sam Williamson, Payton Zelkin, Caleb Ingham and Logan…

Celebration as 104 graduate from CedarBridge

Source: The Royal Gazette CedarBridge Academy celebrated the graduation of 104 students yesterday. Almost 40 special awards and scholarships were also handed out during a ceremony at the schools Ruth Seaton James Auditorium in Devonshire. Storm Gibbons, the head girl, told the audience We have not made it here on our own efforts alone.…

A school where being different is normal

Source: The Royal Gazette Fitting in at school can be the difference between success and failure. For pupils with learning differences, finding a place to learn that not only accepts their differences but helps them thrive has been invaluable for the parents of Joshua Kelly. Joshua, 10, was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare…

Tubby edgestowards a different kind of century

Source: The Royal Gazette If you happen to bump into Leroy Tubby Richardson today, be sure to wish him a happy birthday. The former St Georges spinner and captain, the oldest surviving Cup Match player, has turned 97 to inch closer to a century of a different sort. Richardson made his Cup Match debut…

New class of bank will cater to fintech

Source: The Royal Gazette A new class of bank is to come to Bermuda, the Premier told the House of Assembly yesterday. David Burt, who is also Minister of Finance, said that legislation on the way would create new services to cater to Bermuda-based fintech companies. Mr Burt added that the islands fledgeling fintech…

Three-country transaction creates tax issues

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtThis week, Martha features the Pondstraddler Monthly Series, featuring letters from Royal Gazette readers. ltbgtThis months inquiry Im a Bermudian living with my family in Australia for the past decade. We still have property in Bermuda that we are considering selling. We may send some of the funds to our…

Dill umpires opening T20 Canada match

Source: The Royal Gazette Kamau Leverock was named as twelfth man for Vancouver Knights against Toronto Nationals, but local umpire Roger Dill was appointed with Jamaican Patrick Gustard to officiate in the opening match of the Global T20 Canada Tournament in King City, Toronto, on Thursday. The Nationals won by six wickets after the…

Air travel tax warning

Source: Cana News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  Jun. 30, CMC – The Caribbea… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: Air travel tax warning

Today’s Bowling Block Party Postponed

Source: Bernews YouthVision promotions and SoulFood promotions said that due to the inclement weather scheduled for this afternoon they have decided to postpone today’s [June 30] Bowling Block Party and Out Of School event “until further notice.” According to the Bermuda Weather Service, “A cold front located northwest of Bermuda will bring… Link:

iciHaiti – Economy : Entrepreneur's Day

Source: Haiti Libre The Business and Entrepreneurship Development Center (CDEE) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry has held a day of dialogue with entrepreneurs from the country, particularly those benefiting from the programs… Link: iciHaiti – Economy : Entrepreneur’s Day

Video: June 30th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Bill tabled to allow for a new class of bank for Bermuda-based FinTech companies, CedarBridge Graduation held, Daily Show with Trevor Noah joked that the changing laws on same-sex marriage are due to the Bermuda Triangle, Energy Rebate Initiative targeted to seniors and low income households, Saltus science students calculated the savings their school made by… Link:

Edey Village bus blues

Source: Nation Newspaper Views are mixed in Edey Village, Christ Church, regarding the cancellation of the Transport Authority Service Integration (TASI) programme. But overall, residents are pleased. They said when the programme… Link: Edey Village bus blues

30 Jun Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News   30 Jun Sat 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Jun 30 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Zelinsky   Tropical…

Man shot in PG

Source: The Reporter By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was shot in Punta Gorda last night. The incident happened in the Hollywood area sometime before midnight. The victim is Bryan Jacobs. The Reporter will have more about the incident as well as Jacobs’ condition when the police releases the details. Link: Man

Bermuda Sailors Continue Competing In Mexico

Source: Bernews Bermuda sailors took to the waters of Mexico once again to take part in the Optimist North American Championships 2018. The third day saw the 149 sailors compete in the Qualifying Races held on the day. Competing in the Gold Fleet, Sebastian Kempe is in second place with 1642 Net… Link:

Saba Electric Company increases electricity tariff

Source: Saba News In accordance with the Electricity and Drinking Water BES Law, Saba Elec­tric Company NV (SEC) will increase its variable dis­tribution tariff. This new tar­iff and the applicable rates will be effectuated as per July 1, for the second half of 2018. The variable tariff will increase from US $0.3208 per…

Saba Executive Council meets with health office

Source: Saba News Acting Island Gov­ernor of Saba Franklin Wilson, Commissioners Rolando Wilson and Bruce Zagers, Acting Island Sec­retary Raquel Granger, and Policy Advisor Piet Gerritsen met with repre­sentatives of Health Insur­ance Office ZVK to discuss several complaints recently made by patients who have travelled abroad for medi­cal treatment. These complaints ranged from the…

Brother jailed for stabbing sister

Source: Guyana Times A Tucville, Georgetown, man who stabbed his sister with a pair of scissors in the vicinity to her heart was on Friday sentenced to three months imprisonment by City Magistrate Leron Daly. Daniel Boutrin, 20, reportedly whipped out the scissors and inflicted the injury on his sister, Jeverie Boutrin, on…

Hess sells interest in Utica shale to invest in Guyana

Source: Guyana Times Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) has on Friday announced that, effective April 1, it entered into an agreement to sell its joint venture interests in the Utica shale play in eastern Ohio to Ascent Resources – Utica, LLC for net cash consideration of approximately $400 million. “We continue to focus our portfolio…

Labour Dept meets with Oldendorff top brass, workers

Source: Guyana Times Sanctions on RUSAL – record-keeping, working conditions inspected Oldendorff Carriers (Guyana) Inc General Manager Ulf Henriksson on Friday handed Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle details of all employees currently working at the company’s operations in the Berbice River. The presentation was made at the Department of Labour. RUSAL, the parent…

DDL Chairman calls for more attention to manufacturing sector

Source: Guyana Times …says local exporters must lift standards With Guyana’s Balance of Payment position showing a US$69.5 million deficit last year, Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Chairman Komal Samaroo on Thursday made a charge for more emphasis to be placed on developing the manufacturing and export sector. DDL Chairman Komal Samaroo Samaroo was…

Alorica closure delayed by a month

Source: Antigua Observer Approximately 400 employees of the NCO Financial Services were given a glimmer of hope that they would have continued employment when it was circulated that the closing date for the facility was being pushed back. However, they were disappointed when the company announced to staff that instead of closing its…

Barbuda water, electricity being restored

Source: Antigua Observer Water and electricity are expected to be restored to more Barbudan residents in the coming days. Chairman of the Barbuda Council, Wade Burton, made the disclosure on OBSERVER media yesterday. According to him, the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) has been “working around the clock … to get as [many]…

Two bailed, two remanded on drug charges

Source: Antigua Observer Four of the six people, who were detained on Tuesday when officers from the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-narcotic operation in the Falmouth Area, seizing more than $200,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis, have been charged. Glenroy Pierre, Wonderly Lavia, Nicholas Thomas…

Editorial: Giving to be happy

Source: Antigua Observer Volunteerism, call it the gift of giving unselfishly of yourself.  For many years, maybe as long as OBSERVER has been in existence, we have lamented the shift away from volunteerism in our bit of paradise.  It is very likely a world-wide shift as we all become more selfish and self-centred…

DDL importing molasses from Nicaragua – -following GuySuCo shortfall

Source: Stabroek News Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) has been forced to import molasses from Nicaragua for use in its rums and other products and will continue for the remainder of this year because of low output by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). Link: DDL importing molasses from Nicaragua – -following GuySuCo shortfall

Over 40% of students not completing secondary education

Source: Stabroek News One day after Guyana celebrated the top performers at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), a symposium on education heard that over 40% of the 14,145 students who wrote the examinations would likely not graduate secondary school. Link: Over 40% of students not completing secondary education

Recapping of exploded Diamond well to commence soon

Source: Stabroek News Preparatory works for the recapping of the Diamond Housing Scheme well that recently exploded are almost complete and the process should start soon, Director General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Lt. Link: Recapping of exploded Diamond well to commence soon

Clarence Brown, 25, missing in San Pedro

Source: Amandala News SAN PEDRO, Thurs. June 28, 2018– Clarence Lorenzo Brown, 25, a tour guide of the DFC area of San Pedro, was reported missing on Thursday, June 21, by his mother, who has not seen him since June 13. Brown’s motorcycle […] Link: Clarence Brown, 25, missing in San Pedro

Murder, then suicide in Tacoma, Washington

Source: Amandala News American, Malcolm Tucker, 49, killed his Belizean wife, Rushan Tucker, and self BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 28, 2018– A report from the Associated Press (AP) out of Tacoma, Washington, on Sunday confirmed that an American man, Malcolm Tucker, 49, killed […] Link: Murder, then suicide in Tacoma, Washington

Pregnant woman and 3 others shot in Trial Farm

Source: Amandala News The gunman also tried to kill two children TRIAL FARM, Orange Walk District, Thurs. June 28, 2018– A mass shooting at Trial Farm left four persons, including a pregnant woman, injured, but thankfully, alive. The incident occurred on San Narciso […] Link: Pregnant woman and 3 others shot in Trial

Solo ping-pong tourney serves off at Tacarigua

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, June 30, 2018WASA Table Tennis Club and the University of T&T of T&T (UTT) will put their respective Division One and Division Two Team titles on the line when the 2018 Solo National Table Tennis Championship serves off today at the National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Road, Tacarigua…

Gabriel joins TKR

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, June 30, 2018The Trinbago Knight Riders have signed Shannon Gabriel for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Windies bowler will replace South African Junior Dala, who is no longer available for the tournament that runs from August 8 to September 16, as he will be playing for…

Harvard goes after Robert Farfan Cup

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, June 30, 2018After winning the opening Ruggerama festival last weekend, Harvard will chase another title this year when it takes on Caribs RFC for the Robert Farfan Memorial Cup today at the Harvard Ground, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of- Spain. The Cup which is held in honour of former Northerns…

Sawh cops Flow Cricketer of the Year honours

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, June 30, 2018Shunelle Sawh was named “Cricketer of the Year” at the Flow Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) presentation function held at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation’s Administrative Complex on Cumberbatch Street in Chaguanas on Thursday. Sawh, who attends Holy Faith Convent Couva, scored the most runs in the…

Boarding in comfort

Source: Guyana Chronicle …CJIAC puts boarding bridge, corridor on test THE Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Friday began testing the newly installed boarding corridor and one of the boarding bridges at the expanded airport due to be recommissioned later this year. In a Facebook post, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson released photographs…

ACDA launches 2018 Emancipation Calendar of Events

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) ahead of August 1st has launched its Emancipation Day programme which boasts a list of exciting activities aimed at celebrating African culture and history. The launching occurred on Thursday at the ACDA Akwaaba Centre under the theme, ‘25 Years of Activism, Community Service…

Region Nine communities receive $20M in presidential grants

Source: Guyana Chronicle SOME 16 communities within Region Nine on Thursday received $20M worth in presidential grants for various projects. The cheques were handed over to Toshaos and village leaders just after the opening ceremony of the second annual Regional Toshaos Conference themed, “Good Governance- A brighter future for Guyana’s first peoples.” The…

Ranking schools by CSEC results is unfair – Mt Alvernia High principal

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Despite her institution ascending from 18th to sixth in Educate Jamaica’s 2018 listing of schools based on their performance in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination, principal of Mt Alvernia High School, Stacey Reynolds,… Link: Ranking schools by CSEC results is unfair – Mt Alvernia High principal

Finance minister urges public to pressure banks for lower rates

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has advised Jamaicans to take their business elsewhere if commercial banks fail to follow the lead of the central bank in reducing their interest rates.”Medium-sized and small businesses need to demand of their… Link: Finance minister urges public to pressure banks for lower rates

Court orders reinstatement of 'retired' public official

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Supreme Court has ordered the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to immediately reinstate a senior official who was sent on ‘retirement’ four years early. The order was made by Justice Georgianna Fraser in the Supreme… Link: Court orders reinstatement of ‘retired’ public official

Police give reassurance to returning residents

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The establishment of a point of contact for the diaspora to address specific concerns about cases is among a number of security measures that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) plans to introduce as a mechanism to ensure the safety of returning… Link: Police give reassurance to returning residents

CJIA tests boarding bridge, corridor as expansion steams ahead

Source: Kaieteur News The boarding corridor in use yesterday. Authorities are hailing it as a significant milestone. The boarding corridor and a boarding bridge at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, were successfully tested yesterday by passengers. According to CJIA, at the time, the passengers were departing on a Caribbean Airlines flight.…

Bisram’s mother accused of attempting to bribe witness

Source: Kaieteur News Sharmilla Inderjali The mother of US-based businessman and fugitive, Marcus Bisram, yesterday appeared at the Springlands Magistrate Court to answer to a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice. Sharmilla Inderjali, of Number 72 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, stood before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh to answer to the charge read…

TB: no cause for hysteria

Source: Newsday THE TUBERCULOSIS (TB) scare at the Siparia Police Station underlines the complex public health challenges still posed by this 6,000-year-old, curable disease. But while the matter requires serious and comprehensive action, it should not be met with hysteria by police officers. For sure, aspects of the reported response of the… Link:

World Cup bites

Source: Newsday WORLD Cup fever has hit epidemic proportions as we inch closer to the final round. We are all aware that we as a football nation plan our days around the games. Weekends will find many home-based World Cup limes and of course, lots of delightful snacks to accompany those drinks.… Link:

Funding for human rights films

Source: Newsday CANADIAN High Commissioner Carla Hogan Rufelds presented Bruce Paddington, director of the TT Film Festival (TTFF) with $71,580 to fund the production of three human-rights short films. These Reel Human Rights films will be screened at the 2018 TTFF in September. This venture is a further collaboration between the Canada… Link:

TT juniors swing for glory despite setbacks

Source: Newsday THIS country’s top junior golfers have committed themselves to representing with pride and distinction despite having to fund most of their way to regional competitions. Because of economic uncertainty, national and prospective athletes continue to be affected by the reduction in corporate sponsorship and government funding. Golf in TT has… Link:

‘A LAST RESORT’

Source: Barbados Advocate Putting the Hilton Barbados up for sale will be the last option forthe new Barbados Labour Party administration. Link: ‘A LAST RESORT’

Health Ministry seeking to work with private sector

Source: Barbados Advocate Bayview Hospital Administrator, Julie Reid (left) looking on as Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic ceremoniously cuts the ribbon, officially opening the new ICU. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is looking to implement policies that will facilitate the participation of the private sector in the development…

Court open to all

Source: Nation Newspaper The court is public and anyone can enter the court, a magistrate pointed out two days in a row as reports surfaced that security guards had blocked some people from entering the Bridgetown compound. … Link: Court open to all

Retirement plan ‘a must’

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadian working women, reflective of global trends, are living longer than men but saving inadequately for retirement. This need for women to plan their retirement was highlighted yesterday at a… Link: Retirement plan ‘a must’

Cops: Way too many accidents

Source: Nation Newspaper   The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) is worried about the number of vehicular accidents reported for the year thus far. Acting Superintendent Antonio Forte told the Saturday Sun that Barbadians… Link: Cops: Way too many accidents

Still open

Source: Barbados Today Telecommunications provider Ozone Wireless Incorporated may be down, but it is certainly not out. This was the assurance given by one company spokesman today, even as the doors to its Manor Lodge offices remained closed for business. Today, a new sign was posted on its glass doors which said that…

Major boost

Source: Barbados Today The private health care sector in Barbados has been given a major boost with the official opening of a new state of the art Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Bayview Hospital today. Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, in welcoming the development, said it could not have…

Brudda Daddy: ‘I’m cancer free

Source: Barbados Today After more than a year of battling colon cancer, actor and popular emcee Antoine Williams is reporting that his disease is now in remission. Williams, who is affectionately referred to as Brudda Daddy, broke the news today during the launch of a non-communicable disease (NCD) awareness project founded by Miss…

SARA launches “Lash It Out” T20 game

Source: Guyana Chronicle AIMED at creating awareness among young people in relation to its fight against corruption, the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), has teamed up with several agencies for the staging of a T20 cricket game called “Lash It Out”. The one off game, which is billed for July 13 at the…

Hetmyer half century sends match to draw

Source: Guyana Chronicle (CMC) – SHIMRON Hetmyer hit a dashing century and captain Shamarh Brooks scored a half-century, as the match between a President’s XI and Bangladesh predictably ended in a draw at Coolidge Cricket Ground on Friday. After Bangladesh declared on their overnight score of 403 for eight, the President’s XI batted…

ExxonMobil U-14 Schools’ Football competition resumes

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOOTBALL action resumes this weekend with play in the ExxonMobil U-14 Boys and Girls Schools’ Football competition at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. The tournament enters the round of 16 for the boys while the girls’ competition is in the round robin phase See complete fixtures attached Girls…

Air travel tax not flying with IATA

Source: Barbados Today The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association that represents 290 carriers, has written to the Mia Mottley-led Government requesting that it rolls back the suite of taxes imposed on the travel and tourism industry. Regional Vice President Peter Cerdá today said the Quebec, Canada-headquartered body was looking…

Teenager Warren Rudon Murdered in Belize City

Source: Channel 5 Belize Warren Rudon The last murder in Belize City took place on June fourteenth, but that spell was broken on Thursday night when seventeen-year old Warren Rudon was executed on Lovely Lane. The gunman trailed Rudon as he walked towards the area known as Jungle. The teenager was on his way…

Last resort

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds today stopped short of saying that Government would no longer be proceeding with the planned sale of either the Hilton Barbados Resort or the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) by telling Barbados TODAY that privatization of the two state assets would…

PUC Talks Mean Electricity Rate Increase

Source: Channel 5 Belize Brace up because beginning on Sunday, your light bill is going up for the next two years. This follows a decision taken on Tuesday by the Public Utilities Commission as applied for by Belize Electricity Limited. The electricity company made a submission was made on April first, the beginning of…

PUC Outlines Expert Findings

Source: Channel 5 Belize John Avery When B.E.L. objected to an initial decision by the commission, an independent expert was appointed to review that conclusion and make recommendations to determine regulated values, tariffs, fees and charges to be included in the final decision.  Ambrose Tillett is the Director of Electricity with the P.U.C.  …

Choice Bank’s Licensed Revoked

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are new developments tonight in respect of Choice Bank following an announcement on Thursday that the institution would be allowing its customers to withdraw funds in three tranches leading up to its closure at the end of the year.  The bank, in its statement, said that clients would be…

Central Bank appoints a liquidator for Choice Bank

Source: Channel 5 Belize The problems of the bank started months ago when it started experiencing a liquidity crisis and was forced to suspend all withdrawals from deposit accounts.  By May, the central bank had instituted preventative measure to ensure that the bank was meeting the obligations of depositors and customers. In her statement,…

Maryland gunman barricaded doors and hunted victims

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  The prime suspect of a newsroom shooting moved through the office hunting victims after barricading the door, police said. Jarrod Ramos is being held without bail after five people were killed in the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday evening. Donald Trump said the nation…

US: Saint Lucian children subjected to sex trafficking

Source: St. Lucia Times The US State Department 2018 report on Trafficking in Persons (TIP), has said that Saint Lucian children are among persons subjected to sex trafficking, while documented and undocumented migrants from the Caribbean and South Asia, including domestic workers, are vulnerable. “Government officials, civil society, and educators reported Saint Lucian children…

Criminal records of four persons expunged

Source: Antigua Observer Chairman of the Rehabilitation Board, Dr. Lawrence Joseph says the criminal records of four persons have been expunged following a recent announcement by from the Board announced that it was receiving applications from persons who are eligible. “We had a total of five complete applications and we made a decision…

3 babies among 100 drowned off Libya

Source: St. Lucia News Online The three babies were among dozens of people on a rubber boat. Warning: This story includes extremely graphic photographs of dead children. (CNN) – The lifeless bodies of three babies, dressed in brightly colored clothing and looking almost as if they were sleeping, were carried carefully ashore Friday in

Steel firms Thyssenkrupp and Tata to merge

Source: St. Lucia News Online Tata owns the UK’s largest steelworks at Port Talbot. * Getty (BBC) – Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp have agreed a merger that will create Europe’s second-biggest steelmaker, after Arcelor Mittal. German-owned Thyssenkrupp’s supervisory board gave the go-ahead to the joint venture on Friday. The deal will mean Indian-owned Tata

Jamaica police announces additional security for returning residents

Source: St. Lucia News Online Charlie and Gayle Anderson were found dead at their home in Jamaica (Picture: PA)Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/24/british-couple-retired-jamaica-found-murdered-home-7656716/?ito=cbshareTwitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/ (JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has announced that additional security systems are to be put in place to protect returning residents to the island. The JCF

Man Wounded by Gunshot in C’sted

Source: St. John Source A man was in stable but guarded condition Friday at the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound Thursday night in Christiansted, according to the V.I. Police Department. The VIPD did not release the name of the victim in keeping with department policy. According to police at…

Prime Minister Mottley to attend CARICOM heads conference

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, left the island today on personal and official business. Mottley will lead a delegation at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community… Link: Prime Minister Mottley to attend CARICOM heads conference

The Governor General attended luncheon in her honor and in celebration of Bahamas Independence

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre), attended a Luncheon hosted by the Honorary Consul of Italy that was held in her honor and in celebration of upcoming Bahamas Independence, June 27, 2018 at Sapodilla restaurant.  Representatives of the diplomatic community are pictured. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson).. Link: The Governor

Junior Councilors Learn Community Leadership Through Local Government’s Programme

Source: Bahamas Weekly Junior Councilors from 15 Local Government districts were congratulated for their participation in the Ministry of Transport and Local Government’s Junior Councilor Programme.  During a closing out ceremony for its most recent graduates at SuperClubs Breezes on Thursday, Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell commended the…

TCICC Launches Early Childhood Education Program

Source: Turks & Caicos Sun ..From left to right Mrs. Candice Malcolm (Assistant to the Vice President & Chair of the Education and Training Faculty); Mrs. Kerry Ann Mason (Deputy Chair of the Education and Training Faculty); Dr. Hubert Fulford, President TCICC, Mr. Samuel Forbes, Vice President TCICC, Ms. Heidi Williams (Education Officer for

Bail for two, jail for two

Source: Antigua Observer Two illegal immigrants who were allegedly caught with drugs in Falmouth have been denied bail. Bertail Roberts and Nicholas Thomas of St. Vincent were remanded to prison on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to transfer, and being concerned in the supply of cocaine. They also…

Insurers shares gain on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of BFampM Ltd gained in heavy volume on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The insurer rose 15 cents, or 0. 8 per cent, to close on 17. 90 as 50,000 shares changed hands. Rival insurer Argus Group Holdings Ltd gained 10 cents, or 2. 6 per cent, to close on…

Two new wax figures unveiled

Source: Nation Newspaper After 50 years in the entertainment industry the Mighty Grynner today described the unveiling of his wax figure at the Caribbean Wax Museum as one of the highlights of his career. MacDonald Mighty… Link: Two new wax figures unveiled

New system to detect uninsured drivers

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Drivers who allow their motor insurance to lapse while still using their vehicles on the roads will soon be detected through the new electronic vehicle registration (EVR) system and a change in the traffic law that will allow insurance companies to update the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing…

Ministry of Justice signs with UTS for camera project

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie signed a contract with the telecommunication company UTS on behalf of the government. UTS will broadcast the signal from the security cameras placed at strategic points on the island. The purpose of this is to increase safety and provide the police with…

Curaçao brings innovation and creativity to its ‘Travel Agent educational events’ in São Paulo, Brazil

Source: Curacao Chronicle CTB and private sector partners successfully executed a 5-day promotional roadshow in São Paulo, connecting with Travel Agents, Press/Media and Wholesalers WILLEMSTAD – From the 18th to the 21st of June 2018, the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) and a number of private-sector partners organized a “Curaçao Promotional Roadshow” in the cities…

Newspaper shooting suspect ‘barricaded exit’

Source: St. Lucia News Online The victims, from top left: Rob Hiaasen, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman; John McNamara (bottom centre), Wendi Winters (bottom right). * EPA (BBC) – The suspect in the mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper office on Thursday barricaded an exit so that staff could not escape, says a prosecutor. Officials

Premiers boost for Future Leaders

Source: The Royal Gazette Participants in the Future Leaders Programme were presented with 19,000 by the Premier today. David Burt handed the cheque to Ryan Robinson-Perinchief, the programmes organiser, at Cabinet Office. Mr Burt said the money would help ensure that anyone who wanted to participate in the programme could do so without concern…

Govt Sponsor Future Leaders Programme

Source: Bernews Premier of Bermuda and Minister of Finance, David Burt presented the Future Leaders of Bermuda with $19,000 in sponsorship to help fund initiatives of the summer programme that supports young people, with participating students, led by organizer Ryan Robinson-Perinchief, attending the Cabinet Office for the presentation. Premier Burt, Ryan Robinson-Perinchief… Link:

New library for St Giles Primary

Source: Nation Newspaper St Giles Primary School finally has a library, thanks to a kind donation by author Collin Carter. Carter, a former student of the school, made it his mission to give back to the school which he credited… Link: New library for St Giles Primary

UPDATE: Several injured in Vieux Fort shooting

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – The Vieux Fort police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on George Shine Drive in Vieux Fort town Friday afternoon (June 29, 2018). Emergency services were notified of the incident shortly after 4 p.m. Details are sketchy at this time, however our newsroom understands that several

Prudent criticises PM over SLMDA meeting controversy

Source: St. Lucia Times The leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has criticised Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet over a meeting with the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA), which did not take place as scheduled recently. He declared that the PM has shown disrespect for the association and needs to…

30 Minute Video: June 29 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:

Court: Defendants Deny Damage, DUI Charges

Source: Bernews Two defendants will stand trial at Magistrates Court later this year after denying separate charges. Toledo Breary is accused of possessing a bladed article at the Esso Tiger Mart Garage in Hamilton as well as impaired driving at the same location. The offences are alleged to have taken place on April… Link:

Deputy Fire Chief Samuel Promoted to NEMA Head

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer    Mr. Abdias Samuel, Deputy Fire Chief of the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services (SKNFRS), has been promoted to run the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Mr. Samuel’s new appointment, which takes effect Monday, July 2nd, 2018, comes following the retirement of the National Disaster

Corporation Of Hamilton Financial Statements

Source: Bernews The Corporation of Hamilton announced that the 2017 Financial Statements have been posted on its website. The City said, “The Corporation’s excess of revenues over expenditures for 2017 was $1.9 million. This was more than double the amount reported in 2016 of $918K and far exceeded budgeted expectation which was… Link:

Pride Event at sevenminusseven Drew Dozens

Source: St. John Source LaAsia Campbell, Alexandria Holder, Augustine Holder, and Griffin McFarlane at sevenminusseven’s Pride celebration. On Saturday, June 23, members of the St. Thomas LGBTQ community and allies celebrated and recognized the diversity of the island community with a Gay Pride celebration at arts space sevenminusseven that drew dozens of supporters. True…

‘Toothless’ PCA wants power

Source: Newsday DIRECTOR of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West wants more power to let the unit educate the public and politicians. “In this way, when matters are raised in Parliament, the politicians will know exactly what is happening with the PCA. We want to monitor and audit police investigations. This… Link:

Merclyn Hughes named as new immigration chief

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Merclyn Hughes and Police High Command PM Harris congratulates new Immigration Chief Merclyn Hughes Merclyn Hughes named as new immigration chief From the Office of the Prime Minister Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Merclyn Hughes – the first female to be appointed to the High Command of the

BCF remote surveillance system praised

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has been drawing much commendation from international and regional security bodies such as INTERPOL and CariSECURE, for the exceptional modern video surveillance system which has been installed within the 15 year old correctional facility. Born out of a concept that was led by outgoing…

Weather Forecast For Saturday June 30

Source: Bernews Saturday, June 30 is expected to be thunderstorms likely, with the high to be near 27°C/81°F and the low to be near 24°C/76°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 84%. Sunrise will be at 6.15am and sunset will… Link:

Forde: School violence everyone's problem

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment Adrian Forde has made an impassioned plea for Barbadians to care for the young people. Addressing an awards ceremony for an essay competition on How I Can… Link: Forde: School violence everyone’s problem

Fire station rent debt written off

Source: The Royal Gazette A longstanding dispute between Government and the Corporation of Hamilton over the citys fire station has come to an end. The municipality agreed to write off 4. 55 million in rental income owed in exchange for Government writing off 6. 27 million owed to it by the Corporation, along with…

Snorkelling victim named

Source: The Royal Gazette Police today named an elderly woman tourist who died on a snorkel trip. Dolores Burke, 74, of Florida, was with a group near Hawkins Island when she experienced difficulties at about 11am on Thursday. The 74-year-old was visiting Bermuda on a cruise. A police spokesman said Despite life-saving efforts on…

Subair Williams appointed Puisne Judge

Source: The Royal Gazette Shade Subair Williams has been appointed as a Puisne Judge to the Supreme Court. Ms Subair Williams, who has often sat as an acting Puisne Judge over the past two years, was appointed to the role by John Rankin, the Governor. She was called to the Bermuda Bar in 2001,…

Galleons Passage documents laid

Source: Newsday FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert laid a package of documents relating to the purchase of the US$17.4 million Galleons Passage fast ferry in the House of Representatives. Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young on Thursday, indicated Imbert would do this. In laying the documents, Imbert declared this… Link:

Woman shot at Mosque

Source: Newsday THE wife of a worshipper was shot after Juma at a Masjid Ul Khaleefah on Lamont Street, Longdenville. Newsday will provide further updates as more information is received.The post Woman shot at Mosque appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Link: Woman shot at Mosque

CFBC courses open up entrepreneurial opportunities for technical, vocation students

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Andrew Abraham CFBC courses open up entrepreneurial opportunities for technical, vocation students From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Entrepreneurial opportunities for technical and vocational students were highlighted during “Working for You” June 27 by Andrew Abraham, dean of the faculty of technical, vocational, educational and management studies (TVEMS), who

Edward Snowden describes Russian government as corrupt

Source: Suriname Times National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has delivered his most trenchant criticism yet of the Russian government, describing it unequivocally as “corrupt”. His comments mean the proposed US-Russia summit in Helsinki on 16 July is potentially risky for him if Donald Trump was to request Vladimir Putin to hand him…

Georgische oud-president Saakashvili bij verstek tot zes jaar cel veroordeeld

Source: Suriname Times Een Georgische rechter heeft ex-staatshoofd Mikheil Saakashvili bij verstek tot zes jaar gevangenisstraf veroordeeld wegens machtsmisbruik. Dat heeft de staatstelevisie donderdag bekendgemaakt. Ook andere betrokkenen moeten verscheidene jaren de cel in. De oud-president is tijdens zijn ambtsperiode zijn boekje te buiten gegaan en is medeverantwoordelijk voor het in elkaar slaan van…

Florida’s Gubernatorial Debate Touches on Puerto Rico

Source: Puerto Rico Report Last night, Rep. Ron DeSantis and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam held a nationally televised debate for the Florida governor’s race.The candidates, both hoping to be the Republican nominee to replace current Governor Rick Scott (R), spoke on a number of controversial topics, from gun control to immigration. The candidates…

T&T Firm Invests in Costa Rica Wind Park

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – MPC Capital’s investment platform for renewable energies in the CARICOM region, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund, and Trinidad and Tobago’s largest conglomerate ANSA McAL Limited will invest in the operational 21 MW windpark, Tilawind, in Costa Rica. The joint venture with ANSA McAL

Jamaica prepares to host CARICOM Summit

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the country is  gearing up to welcome 200 foreign officials to the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean… Link: Jamaica prepares to host CARICOM Summit

Machete-wielding robbers hold up barber shop

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) Two masked men, one of whom was armed with a machete, made off with cash and personal belongings after robbing a George Town barber shop on Thursday evening. Police said that at about 7:40pm on 28 June they received a report of the commercial robbery on Eastern Avenue, close to the…

Voting and a Direct Democracy, an Idea for Cuba

Source: Havana Times If you ask me who I want to vote, my answer would be everyone: the more, the better. We should all definitely have this power, but this reminds me of what the popular Spider-Man says, “with great power comes great responsibility” and voting, well my idea of voting, is a…

Conservation for people as well as wildlife

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Fred Burton, the head of the Terrestrial Research Unit at the Department of Environment, is urging the public to join in the current public consultations on the latest sites proposed as areas for permanent conservation across the Cayman Islands. Burton said that creating protected areas is not just about…

Visitors numbers still soaring with 16% increase

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Since the beginning of 2018 the Cayman Islands has welcomed a total of 209,143 stay-over visitors, a 16.51% increase over 2017, which was already a record-breaking year. The ongoing tourism success showed no sign of declining after May became the fourteenth consecutive month when air arrivals surpassed the previous year’s figures.…

House Residents go solar

Source: The Royal Gazette Hundreds of families have signed up to an energy-saving programme, regulatory minister Walter Roban revealed today. Mr Roban said 220 homes have connected to the grid and 65 are using solar water heating, as a result of rebates to encourage residential solar power. The rebate is to be amended to…

Teenager shot with pellet gun in Bella Vista village

Source: The Reporter By Michelle Sutherland Independence police are searching for three suspects, one of whome reportedly shot a 19-year-old Bella Vista resident with a pellet gun on Tuesday night. Valentino Ack was reportedly shot to his right leg, left foot and left arm while he was walking along an unnamed street in…

House Plans for new class of bank

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Governments fintech plans have met understandable resistance from banking, David Burt told the House of Assembly today. The Premier spoke of the need to resolve the issue surrounding the new fintech which has been attracted to the island in recent weeks. He said legislation to create a new…

Savings: a bigger problem than foreclosures

Source: Cayman News Service JH writes: There is a much larger problem in this economy which plays a huge part in the economic circumstances faced by the Caymanian populace at large. This issue has never been discussed, and while there are many factors involved, I will just summarise it by saying lack of savings…

PNM internal elections September 16

Source: Newsday The PNM internal election will be held on September 16. This was announced by party chairman Franklin Khan at Thursday’s post general council meeting at Balisier House. Khan said the final membership list for the election was published on June 22 and the nomination period would be from August 13… Link:

Minister Burch: Waste Collection, Trucks, Costs

Source: Bernews There are currently an average of 8 trucks in service daily, five trucks been ordered and are expected to arrive in November, overtime expenses for waste collection to date of $26,227.25 is “dramatically less than the $250,000 spent last year on overtime in this quarter,” and once a week garbage… Link:

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