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July 18, 2018

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Mothers Day bash costs woman 1,500

Source: The Royal Gazette A 31-year-old woman was fined 1,500 today after she admitted a Mothers Day party attack on another woman. Magistrates Court heard that Diante Trimm got into an scuffle with one of the complainants friends as the event. The fight was broken up and Trimm, from Pembroke, was escorted outside. But…

US Consulate film series

Source: The Royal Gazette The U. S. Consulate is partnering with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute BUEI to offer a free summer film series May August. The public is welcome to attend a free matinee on the last Saturday of each month featuring films that cover a range of interesting topics from women in…

Recognition for The Reefs

Source: The Royal Gazette The Reefs has been listed among the top hotels in the Caribbean region by ltigtTravel amp Leisure ltigtmagazine readers. David Dodwell, the owner of The Reefs, said he was happy to see the hotel in the list and to see a picture of the hotel used as the lead picture…

Server scoops ambassador award

Source: The Royal Gazette A server at the Fairmont Southampton has been named the Tourism Ambassador of the Year by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Gary Pitt, 29, said My daily goal I set for myself is to make sure that our guests have a memorable experience while I serve them. I love giving them…

Fifty graduate from Warwick Academy

Source: The Royal Gazette A half century of sixth form pupils at an island school have graduated. A total of 50 pupils successfully graduated from Warwick Academy. David Horan, the Warwick Academy principal, said These are well balanced young adults who have immersed themselves in all that Warwick Academy has to offer academic, music,…

Push present

Source: Barbados Today There seems to be a growing trend among celebrity mothers to ask for push presents. Bentleys, diamond rings, sapphire necklaces and basically anything your heart desires. But have these women gone too far? Why set a price on one of life’s most natural, precious and awe-inspiring moments? A little tacky,…

Climate Change Project and UWI bring Global Expert in Crop Modelling to Caribbean for Training

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: July 17, 2018. Kingston, Jamaica. Professor Gerrit Hoogenboom, Preeminent Scholar from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will be a special lecturer in an advanced crop modelling training which takes place July 23-27, 2018 at the University of the West Indies…

Notice of Vehicle Auction

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT The Department of Property and Procurement is accepting sealed bids on the vehicles listed below. Auction #002  – 2009  White Chevrolet Express Van – Starting Bid – $3500.00 Auction #008  – 2009  White Chevrolet Cargo Van – Starting Bid – $3800.00 Auction #011  – 2006  White Chevrolet Trailblazers…

Ariel Sands Listed For Sale At $12,500,000

Source: Bernews The Ariel Sands property in Devonshire is listed for sale, with an asking price of $12,500,000. The listing by Rego Sothebys International Realty says, “Located off Bermuda’s South Shore in Devonshire Parish sits Ariel Sands a one-of-a-kind development consisting of 14.5 acres zoned ‘Tourism’ of that 4.5 acres zoned ‘Woodland Reserve’. “The property’s most… Link:

Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU

Source: iNews Guyana Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position” in search. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of…

More emergency relief responders trained

Source: Barbados Today By the end of this week, 30 more persons will be trained as the region’s primary disaster response Unit for the CDEMA Participating States. They are participating in the second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) to serve the region during the period August 2018 to July…

AIG Announces Closing Of Validus Acquisition

Source: Bernews American International Group, Inc. today announced it has completed its acquisition of Validus Holdings, Ltd. The transaction, which was first announced on January 22, 2018, closed following receipt of regulatory approvals and approval of Validus shareholders. “As part of AIG, Validus adds attractive and diversified franchises, including Validus Re, a… Link:

European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has

The Sad Sound of the Marimbas and a Mother Yelling Presente!

Source: Havana Times Gerald Vazquez Lopez’ shroud reflected on the one hand his passion for Nicaraguan folklore, and on the other his involvement in the university students’ struggle against Daniel Ortega’s government. The 23-year old was arrayed for his funeral in a traditional folkdance guayabera and a Panama hat. Under his chest he…

World renowned doctors from Florida attend the 33rd Caribbean Cardiac Society Congress in Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia News Online Dr. Kak-Chen Chan (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Dr. Kak-Chen Chan, Pediatric Cardiologist and specialist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Dr. Steven Bibevski, Cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, as well as heart transplantation and artificial heart support, will participate as speakers at the

Teen killed in shootout

Source: Newsday A 19-year-old man was killed in a shootout in Beetham Gardens around 6.30 am today. The police said they were on patrol along Beetham Gardens when they saw a group of men standing at a street corner acting suspiciously. As officers were about to confront the men, one of them… Link:

E-waste and the environment

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians will soon know the extent to which heavy metals resulting from e-waste are impacting on the environment, thanks to a study to be conducted by the government.   Minister of the Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod revealed that the Environmental Protection Division has secured a US$148, 000 grant from the Strategic Approach…

PM: Govt not into vengeance

Source: Nation Newspaper Government will not be going after any of its predecessors for alleged wrongdoing. Contrary to a commitment made by Attorney General Dale Marshall QC several weeks ago, Prime Minister Mia Mottley on… Link: PM: Govt not into vengeance

Why are parking spots blocked?

Source: Cayman News Service I noticed in town on Edward Street opposite the post office what appears to be public parking spaces that were blocked by orange cones. I counted four free spaces blocked off in this manner. Presumably to ‘reserve’ these spaces, but is this not illegal? Can I remove the cones and…

New beat cops join EE and NS teams

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says that two new beat officers have joined their Community Policing Department to cover the districts of East End and North Side and that they will be based at the local sub-stations. Both MLAs in those districts have advocated for years to get…

T&T: Body exhumed, jewels in coffin

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-  Officials of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation were forced to perform the first exhumation of a body in the region yesterday. However, the reason was an extraordinary one. The move was initiated by the family of deceased Chanroutie Boodoo, who sought permission to exhume her body over fear that…

Barbados not affected by Valsartan recall

Source: Barbados Today   The Ministry of Health is assuring the public that Valsartan products in Barbados have not been affected by an international recall. The popular drug is used to treat high blood pressure, which affects one quarter of Barbadians over the age of 40. The drug, which belongs to the class…

Google fined £3.8bn by EU over Android antitrust violations

Source: Suriname Times Google has been hit with a record €4.34bn (£3.8bn) fine by the European Union for abusing its market dominance in mobile phone operating systems. The EU imposed the multibillion-euro penalty after finding that the US tech firm required smartphone manufacturers to pre-instal Google’s search and browser apps devices using its…

OBA: ‘Broken Promises, Increase Cost Of Living’

Source: Bernews “Government’s first year in office will be remembered for broken promises and increasing the cost of living for the average Bermudian,” the One Bermuda Alliance said today. “Let’s just look at a few of the obvious things first,” said OBA Leader Jeanne Atherden. “We’ve had new taxes,  the Airbnb tax… Link:

Sophia resident in custody over unlicenced gun

Source: iNews Guyana A 25-year-old male resident of Dennis Street, Sophia was on Tuesday evening arrested after he was reportedly found with an unlicenced.32 revolver without ammunition. According to the police, ranks form the Force’s Narcotics Branch made the arrest after receiving information. Police say the are investigating the matter further. Link: Sophia

Afibola: Deconstructing the Factory of Fear

Source: Havana Times It’s night-time. Suspicious eyes roam the streets. Poetry is being read, songs are being sung and there are cries at a new alternative festival “Poesia Sin Fin”, in a corner of Old Havana. We don’t all fit inside the house. The audience gathers outside a door and window to hear…

Trump draait 180 graden met standpunt over Russische beïnvloeding

Source: Suriname Times De Amerikaanse president Donald Trump is dinsdag 180 graden gedraaid met zijn standpunt over het beïnvloeden van de Amerikaanse presidentsverkiezingen door Rusland. Volgens Trump bedoelde hij maandag in de persconferentie met zijn Russische ambtgenoot Vladimir Poetin het tegenovergestelde van wat hij daadwerkelijk zei. Trump kreeg na de top in Helsinki de…

Guyana: Man on the run after setting house ablaze

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  FIFTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD Rickford Williams of Charity Squatting Area in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is presently on the run after he allegedly set his house on fire on Tuesday, According to information reaching the Guyana Chronicle, Williams and his reputed wife Ernestine Fredrick, 60, had an argument, during which the suspect accused…

iciHaiti – Environment : Uncontrolled proliferation of gas stations and micro-centers of natural gas

Source: Haiti Libre Pierre Simon Georges, the resigning Minister of the Environment expressed concern about the problems of deterioration of the security of the living environment of citizens because of « the uncontrolled proliferation of petrol stations and micro centers… Link: iciHaiti – Environment : Uncontrolled proliferation of gas stations and micro-centers of

Kenny Leseur Jr Finishes 3rd In Mississippi

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Kenny Leseur Jr registered his best finish overseas competing on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event in Mississippi, being held at the Shell Landing Golf Course. Golf Professional Kim Swan said, “Kenny Jr. is on the cusp of shooting a really low score and winning a tournament overseas. This… Link:

Bermuda Win Another World Lacrosse Match

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s FIL World Lacrosse Championships team recorded yet another victory, this time defeating Chinese Taipei 10 – 3 in Israel. Bermuda held a 2 – 1 lead at the end of the first period, Bermuda would then hold a 4 – 2 lead at the half-time interval. Bermuda would jump… Link:

Constructive consultation between ministers of Justice Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten

Source: Curacao Chronicle THE HAGUE – Today, the Ministers of Justice Grapperhaus (Netherlands), Bikker (Aruba), Girigorie (Curaçao) and De Weever (Sint Maarten) came together for the semi-annual Justice Four-Party Consultation (JVO). This time in Bonaire, under the chairmanship of the Netherlands. “My colleagues Bikker, Grigorie, De Weever and I can look back on…

Police probe Marchand death

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia police are investigating the death of a man in Marchand. The deceased has been identified by residents of the area only as ‘Silvanus’. He is said to be in his fifties. A law enforcement official reported that the deceased was found at his home a short distance away…

Antigua school meals chefs to cook for prisoners

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  The minister responsible for prison, Steadroy Benjamin, has decided to have meals for the inmates and staff of Her Majesty’s Prison prepared at the government’s School Meals Programme, while construction work will be undertaken on the kitchen roof at the prison. Both staff and inmates had expressed concern about…

18 Jul Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News   18 Jul Wed 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected for the next five days. $$ Forecaster Beven   Tropical…

Town planning to introduce e-planning system

Source: Nation Newspaper The Town Planning Department is getting ready to launch its e-planning system, which it predicts will reduce the processing time for applications by between 10 and 13 working days. News of this came… Link: Town planning to introduce e-planning system

CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit trained

Source: iWitness News Bridgetown, Barbados — The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU) and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ) convened a second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) to serve the region during the period August 2018 to July 2019. The training workshop is taking…

Carita Dee TV Show S01-E06

Source: Carib Vision Danielle shares her story…as a child she was sold by father. We are talking women, men, issues, parenting, relationships and more on the new nighttime talk show ‘Girlfriend Get A Life’ with host Carita Dee. Connect with us and join in the show! Watch LIVE on CaribVision every weeknight from…

Big guns face off over Chair, Vice Chair posts

Source: Guyana Times …Granger unopposed for Leader Ahead of its congress, nominations for several top positions within the People’s National Congress (PNC) party were announced on Tuesday to help define the line-up of contenders as the race heats up. According to PNC General Secretary Amna Ally at a press conference on Tuesday, incumbent…

Heavy winds rip through La Parfaite Harmonie homes

Source: Guyana Times Based on information received, gale force winds suddenly descended on the community of Onderneeming, La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara on Tuesday at about 10:30h; and after nearly 15 minutes of a sustained squall, several residents were left without roofs over their heads, at least seven houses were destroyed, one…

“Lookout man” arraigned with double murder

Source: Guyana Times Murder of Pandit, son Thirty-year-old Orlando Douglas of Garnett Street, Georgetown was on Tuesday afternoon arraigned before a Georgetown magistrate, charged with the murders of 61-year-old Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his 28-year-old son Omkar Liliah, allegedly committed between July 7 and 10 at the Liliahs’ home at Delph and Craig…

Russell makes long-awaited return, Samuels out

Source: Antigua Observer St. John’s, Antigua, CMC – Explosive all-rounder Andre Russell is poised to play his first One-Day International in three years after being named in a 13-man squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh starting next Sunday in Guyana, but no place has been found for veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels. The…

Defending champs open ITF campaign with a win

Source: Antigua Observer Defending Under-12 girl’s champions got off to a great start in the 2018 Sub-region 4 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation (COTECC) Under-12 Championships clean-sweeping St. Lucia 3-0. Number 2 seeded, Ariel Kelsick got the ball rolling for the champions winning her singles bout, 6-3, 6-1.…

BOAT EXPLOSION VICTIM’S FAMILY RAISING MONEY

Source: Jones Bahamas Family and friends of Maleka Jackson – the woman killed in last month’s boating accident in Exuma are looking to raise $175,000 within 14 days. So far, nearly $145,000 has been raised courtesy of 2,343 people. According to a GoFund Me page, the money’s to be used to care for…

ANDROS CRASH REPORT PENDING

Source: Jones Bahamas The  report into the last  fatal Andros plane crash is complete, but  the findings will not  be made public just yet. According to Air Accident Chief Investigator, Delvin Major, the delay for the report is due to the fact that all concerned family members of the crash victims were unable…

BEATING THE SUMMER HEAT FOR OUR FURRY FRIENDS

Source: Jones Bahamas The hottest time of the year has rolled around again, and the humane society has prepared a few tips for the public to help pet owners and their furry friends beat this summer heat. Inspector Percy Grant, General Manager of The Humane Society explained yesterday, the importance of providing our…

PM to address UN Economic and Social Council forum

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.   During the Ministerial sessions on  today, the Prime Minister intends to reaffirm…

A Painful Process

Source: Jones Bahamas The  government of the Bahamas is  under fire from a number of community organizations, including  Human Rights activists  on  over the resettlement  of  hundreds of  residents  who were  uprooted from so-called Shantytowns.   The main  question being asked is: where are these people going to live?  Although some members of the…

Williams, Harmon and Lawrence nominated for PNCR Chairmanship

Source: Stabroek News The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) yesterday received nominations for leadership positions at its upcoming Biennial Delegates’ Congress and General Secretary Amna Ally assured that the elections process will be transparent. Link: Williams, Harmon and Lawrence nominated for PNCR Chairmanship

Suspect charged with murdering Campbellville pandit and son

Source: Stabroek News A suspect was yesterday charged with the murders of Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his son, Omkar Liliah, whose partially-decomposed bodies were found in their Campbellville home last Tuesday with multiple stab wounds. Link: Suspect charged with murdering Campbellville pandit and son

Crop-duster crashes in More Tomorrow

Source: Amandala News MORE TOMORROW, Cayo District, Mon. July 16, 2018– Today, sometime after 9:15 a.m., there was an aircraft accident near the More Tomorrow Village. Police and Civil Aviation personnel visited the area, where Henry Plett, the pilot, told them that while […] Link: Crop-duster crashes in More Tomorrow

Panamanian attorney wants CB Governor, Joy Grant, fired

Source: Amandala News Grant told Amandala that the site appears   to be “fake news,” but Wikipedia, when     we checked tonight, does not have issuewire.com in its fake list. BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 16, 2018– Choice Bank, an offshore bank located on Marine Parade, […] Link: Panamanian attorney wants CB Governor, Joy Grant, fired

CYDP Sports Summer Camp 2018

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 16, 2018– The CYDP (Conscious Youth Development Programme) held its two-week Under 15 Summer Camp from July 2 – 13 at the Yarborough Court and Field. The Camp had 100+ kids who participated in life skills […] Link: CYDP Sports Summer Camp 2018

Everything above board

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Lawrence insists procedures followed in $366M drug contract …ties media reports to PNCR chairmanship race PUBLIC Health Minister Volda Lawrence has insisted that all the relevant procedures were properly followed regarding the award of a contract for the supply of emergency pharmaceutical supplies for regional and clinical services to New…

Man charged for Campbellville double-murder

Source: Guyana Chronicle A WEEK after 61-year-old Deonarine Liliah and 28-year-old Okmar Liliah were killed at their Craig Street, Campbellville home, a 30-year-old man was charged for their death. Orland Douglas of Campbellville appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the two charges, which alleged that between…

Maternity unit for ECD hospital

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Dr. CC Nicholson Hospital in Nabaclis is slated for a major upgrade in order to facilitate Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services along the East Coast of Demerara corridor. Importantly, this will reduce the current number of women seeking MCH services at the Georgetown Public Hospital, the Department of…

Nominations in for top PNCR posts

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Tuesday officially accepted nominations for key posts within the party as it heads into its biennial congress next month. However, there is no challenge to the incumbent Leader, President David Granger. Since being elected as leader of the party in 2012, Granger has…

Motivating Mayaro students to succeed

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018Primary and secondary school students from across Mayaro have been stimulated to succeed in life as part of an ongoing series of motivational and support lectures sponsored by bpTT Targeting all seven schools in the Mayaro district, the programme entitled Achieving Success in Life is facilitated by…

FIFA Committed To Stadium Project

Source: Island Sun Junior Minister for Trade, Investment Promotions, Consumer Affairs, Eighth District Representative, Hon. Marlon Penn announced that the football stadium project that is being funded by FIFA is still of interest to the international organization. During a media interview the Junior Minister mentioned that the project is not only important to…

Celebrating success at Charford Court

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018In recognition of the achievement of 2018 SEA students, come Saturday, July 28, Charford Court Community Association is hosting an awards ceremony to assist eight successful children with back to school supplies. The function begins at 3 pm at Charford Court, Charlotte Street but it will not…

West Kingston ZOSO extended

Source: Jamaica Gleaner While the use of the gun to murder residents in Denham Town has been significantly reduced since the introduction of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in October 2017, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the propensity to commit violence… Link: West Kingston ZOSO extended

Appeal court gives hope to residents in dispute with JPS

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Court of Appeal has given residents of Hope Pastures in St Andrew permission to challenge a decision by the Supreme Court that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to provide electricity to their community through… Link: Appeal court gives hope to residents in dispute with JPS

KingAlarm fires second employee

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A second KingAlarm security officer has been fired for improper conduct in a recent incident at Braemar Estate in St Andrew, during which licensed firearm holder Andrew Woolery was disarmed and physically assaulted.At a press conference last week… Link: KingAlarm fires second employee

CDF Committee approves 40 projects ahead of summer break

Source: Jamaica Gleaner As Parliament’s Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee goes into summer recess, more than 40 projects were approved at yesterday’s sitting. But Chairman Everald Warmington criticised some projects brought for approval.A project from long-… Link: CDF Committee approves 40 projects ahead of summer break

Koreans warming to reggae music

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The youthful population of South Korea are hungry for Western beats and have created their own brand of everyday music called K-pop, which has become a worldwide sensation over the years, thanks to groups such as BTS, Red Velvet, SHINee, Super… Link: Koreans warming to reggae music

Suicide—one death every 40 seconds

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, July 18, 2018MENTAL HEALTH MATTERSSuicide always grabs our attention. And when it is a celebrity who has suicided, the outpouring is unusually intimate as many people express condolences to and about these stars as though they grew up in the same village. Yet, when people closer to…

Women’s global rise to power

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018G ender-equal governments, which include the same number of men and women as ministry heads and in other cabinet posts, used to be the purview of woman-friendly Nordic countries and highly progressive societies like Canada and Costa Rica. No longer. Mexico’s president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who…

Legal battle

Source: Nation Newspaper Collis King has been hit for six but not by a batsman. The effervescent former West Indies cricketer says he is “deeply hurt” that he is now stuck at home after his English deportation on a technicality… Link: Legal battle

Bajans enjoy Panama treat

Source: Nation Newspaper It was ‘Panamania’ at Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday when the inaugural direct flight reconnecting Panama and Barbados touched down around 2 p.m. A watery welcome from the Barbados… Link: Bajans enjoy Panama treat

Separation deal

Source: Nation Newspaper The Transport Board and its general manager have parted ways. Sandra Forde, who led the state-owned public transportation agency for the past eight years has accepted a separation package. However,… Link: Separation deal

Rotary focus on youth

Source: Newsday JENNIFER ABRAHAM, the newly-appointed president of the Rotary Club of Maraval and her new executive will take on a youth HIV/Aids project during its 2018-2019 term of office. Speaking at the club’s handover ceremony held at the Residence of Jamaican High Commissioner David Prendergrast last month, Abraham focused on Rotary… Link:

Doctors need care

Source: Newsday PART II WHILE there are many causes for physician burnout – among them the conditioning of medical education, work-related stress, and a lack of work-life balance – former health minister Dr Fuad Khan believes burnout occurs later on in a doctor’s career. Khan spoke to Newsday after a young female… Link:

TT U-17s miss regional title by .1 point

Source: Newsday TT finished agonisingly short of winning the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-17 50-over title, as Barbados captured the crown by .1 of a point when the last round was played yesterday at various venues in Trinidad. Barbados ended the tournament with 20.6 points, TT finished second with 20.5 points and… Link:

Student barbers give back

Source: Newsday MOTIVATED by the desire to change the negative portrayals of their school on social media, 20 students of the Barataria North Secondary School used their newly-acquired barbering skills to give back to the community. The beneficiaries were the residents of the Memisa Centre in Arima. The students were trained in… Link:

TT II win twice in ITF U-12 tennis

Source: Newsday THE TT II team won twice yesterday in Pool B action, as the ITF COTECC (Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation) 12-and-under team competition sub region 4 continued at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua. TT II came from one match down to defeat St Lucia 2-1 in the girls category.… Link:

LGBTQI rage

Source: Barbados Today It is a Billboard hit that has set calypso lovers, and those outside the art form, talking. However, the 2018 calypso, Sex Change by Paul Billboard Murrell has provoked the ire of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) community here. The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) has called…

Hodge to strengthen TT U-20s at CAC

Source: Newsday THE national under-20 men’s team was scheduled to arrive in Barranquilla yesterday ahead of their opening match on Friday at the Romelio Martínez Stadium, Barranquilla, Colombia. TT head coach Russell Latapy finalised his team on the weekend for what is expected to be three critical matches in preparation for the… Link:

Kirby: We have to bring our A-game

Source: Newsday CAPTAIN of defending champions Udecott North Starblazers Lee-Ann Kirby believes the second edition of the Courts T20 Grand Slam is up for grabs as all teams have quality players. The Starblazers will play against Trident Sports Phoenix at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva, from 7 pm tonight when… Link:

St Louis snubs late offer to go CAC

Source: Newsday DEXTER ST LOUIS, the veteran France-based TT table-tennis player, has snubbed an offer from the TT Table Tennis Association (TTTTA) to participate at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, which will begin tomorrow in Barranquilla, Colombia. The 50-year-old St Louis challenged the TTTTA’s original decision to name a quartet… Link:

Straughn calls for an independent integrity commission

Source: Barbados Today A Government minister is calling for the soon-to-be established Integrity Commission to be “insulated from any political interference”. In that regard, Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn said there should be “wide public participation” in the selection of members of the commission in an effort to “build confidence…

U.S. Open tennis to offer record prize money in 2018

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – Singles champions at the U.S. Open tennis tournament will leave New York in September with a fatter wallet than last year’s victors. Winners of the men’s and women’s brackets will each earn $3.8M, an increase of $100 000 from 2017, according to the United States Tennis Association (USTA).…

White Oak is no Cahill, assures Mottley

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley today sought to defend the integrity and reputation of White Oak Advisory Ltd. in light of Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley’s insistence that she needed to come clean with the public on the matter. During debate on the Integrity in Public Life Bill, Atherley again raised the…

Stop trying to bribe us!

Source: Barbados Today A Government minister today appealed to the local business community to stop offering bribes to politicians, while suggesting that there would be no takers if there were no givers. “I want to say as the minister responsible for Social Partnership relations, that all of the social partners must participate in…

Gov’t to establish new renewable energy regime

Source: Barbados Today Within another month producers of electricity from renewable energy sources should have an idea of the new rate they will be paid for selling power to the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) under the Renewable Energy Rider (RER) programme. This promise has come from Minister of Energy and Water Resources…

Tourism officials look to reap benefits of Panama flight

Source: Barbados Today Tourism officials here believe direct air links between Barbados and Panama will open the door for the growth of genealogy tourism. The inaugural Copa Airlines flight from Panama City, CM0260, landed at Grantley Adams International Airport at 2 p.m. today, with Barbadian pilot Marc Holder in control and several Panamanian…

Stake Bank Cruise Port to Break Ground in August

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Stake Bank Cruise Port is finally getting off almost a decade after it was first conceived and introduced by developer Michael Feinstein.  The proposal to construct a cruise ship terminal off the coast of Belize City that would rival Harvest Caye in southern Belize is set to begin in…

Stake Bank to Proceed Without Controversial Causeway

Source: Channel 5 Belize The project will see the employment of hundreds of local laborers in erecting the twin piers, as well as the structures on the island.  Once completed, however, Stake Bank will be off-limits to Belizeans wanting to enjoy its myriad amenities, similar to Harvest Caye in the south.  That’s because in…

Is the Proposed Cayo Rosario Development Massive?

Source: Channel 5 Belize In another tourism development, two months ago we reported on the proposed development at Cayo Rosario in San Pedro. Tourism stakeholders, fishermen and residents are opposed to the development of the small caye because it falls within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.  The National Appraisal Environment Committee has gone ahead…

David Gegg’s GST Appeal Case Heard by the CCJ

Source: Channel 5 Belize Nigel Hawke A peculiar case was argued before the Caribbean Court of Justice today. It boils down to whether or not local tour operators must pay GST though cruise lines are exempted.  At an appeal hearing today, businessman David Gegg, owner of Cruise Solutions Limited and Discovery Expeditions Limited, is…

Cricket backer not giving up on Canadian event

Source: St. Lucia Times Toronto Sun:-  It was a massive financial undertaking for the Mercuri Group. And even though the crowds for the six-nation inaugural Global T20 League fell below expectations, the Indian-based media and talent management company won’t be throwing in the towel. Mercuri poured in $10 million US to get this project off…

Girl struck down by car on Essequibo Coast 

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Indrawattie Natram The parents of a 10-year-old girl of Affiance , Essequibo Coast are praying for the best after the student was struck down by a car on Tuesday afternoon. Reports are that the girl, who has been identified as Bibi Saudia Baksh, was returning home after attending classes at the…

The Editor Speaks: Health waste

Source: Cayman Eye News When it comes to HEALTH government is a past master at wasting our funds. Whether it is the real, hard, natural waste or the medical health both manage to waste our funds. We have just learnt that Richard Simms, the director at the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES),…

New town and country legislation before year-end

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is expected to have new town and country planning legislation in place before year-end. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Monday told a Stakeholder Consultation on the Reform of the Town… Link: New town and country legislation before year-end

Training designed to increase efficiency

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government is spending $60,000 to train 100 workers to be better at recognizing viable projects its various ministries should pursue. Link: Training designed to increase efficiency

Rahn: Whose law do you follow?

Source: Cayman Compass Increasing numbers of people find themselves in legal never-never land, where they cannot follow the law of their home country without violating the law of another country for which they can be prosecuted. Link: Rahn: Whose law do you follow?

VIPD Assists Probe of Bus Stop Shooting

Source: St. John Source A top police official said Tuesday the Virgin Islands Police Department is assisting the investigation into a recent shooting incident outside a Charlotte Amalie hotel. But Assistant Police Commissioner Curtis Griffin said that incident – in which a peace officer drew a firearm and discharged a shot – does not…

Premier Mark Brantley sets the record straight

Source: The Montserrat Reporter     Monday, July 16, 2018 — The Premier and Minister of Finance of Nevis, the Honourable Mark Brantley, has expressed deep concern about a misleading and grossly inaccurate article carried in the UK’s Guardian newspaper on 12th July under the byline of one Oliver Bullough which is obviously calculated to damage the reputation of…

Local Valsartan not recalled

Source: Nation Newspaper It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health and Wellness that some batches of Valsartan, a popular drug used to treat high blood pressure, is the subject of an international recall…. Link: Local Valsartan not recalled

Stay granted in misconduct charge against Singh, Brassington

Source: iNews Guyana …over Sanata Complex sale to QAII Stay was granted for the matter involving charges of misconduct in public office laid against former Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington, stemming from the sale of the former Sanata Textiles…

Ortega Launches Massive Attack against Masaya

Source: Havana Times The regime of Daniel Ortega launched an armed offensive on Tuesday morning against Masaya, specifically in the indigenous neighborhood of Monimbo, the epicenter of the resistance against the dictatorship. Link: Ortega Launches Massive Attack against Masaya

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Maya Sanders

Source: Bernews In the eleventh in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Maya Sanders, a 16-year-old who plays in the Wing Attack… Link:

COPA Airlines expands to daily Curaçao flights

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – As of July 17, Copa Airlines started its daily service from Panama to Curaçao. COPA has been flying 4 times a week to Curaçao since 2012. COPA operates the route with either an E190 or a Boeing 737-700/800. The first flight of the daily service was welcomed at Curaçao…

Butterfield Bank shares slip 1.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank were down 50 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, at 46 after 133 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange, the banks shares were up 43 cents, or 0. 92 per cent, at 47. 16. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was down…

ERC engages national stakeholders

Source: iNews Guyana The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) continues to engage stakeholders as part of its national sensitization efforts. Having been re-constituted on February 22, 2018 and with its first statutory meeting held in late April, the ERC, in a statement, said it is in the process of re-introducing the body, to foster…

BPS Appeal Continues To Locate 16-Year-Old

Source: Bernews Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Syhon Akinstall, with the police noting that while there have been “sightings of him in the last week,” they are still actively trying to locate him. A police spokesperson said, “Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in… Link:

Elderly taxi driver admits killing doctor

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 70-year-old man from Bodden Town has admitted causing the death of Dr Vary Jones-Leslie (62), from Jamaica, as a result of dangerous driving. Warren Samuel Hogarth pleaded guilty to the charges against him ahead of a scheduled trial, after denying the allegations earlier this year. On 17 July  last year…

Court: Driver Fined & Banned For 12 Months

Source: Bernews A motorcyclist has been banned from the roads for a year after failing to provide police officers with a sample of breath when she was stopped. Samantha Hill was initially seen by police officers looking “unsteady on her feet” as she walked along Front Street in the early hours of… Link:

Murder suspect discharged from hospital

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Tuesday, July 17, 2018The key suspect in the fatal stabbing of Dillon Lucas outside the Cloud 9 nightclub in Debe last Sunday has been discharged from the San Fernando General Hospital. Homicide investigators went to the man’s home yesterday where they recorded a statement from him.  He denied killing…

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Fined $1,300

Source: Bernews A cruise ship passenger has been fined $1,300 for importing a cannabinoid oil and what she apparently thought were ecstasy tablets into Bermuda. Rene Rosengart was stopped by customs officers on July 11 as she got off the cruise ship in Dockyard. The 41-year-old was found to be in possession… Link:

Ball Hockey: Tuckers Town & St. David’s Win

Source: Bernews There was a Bermuda Inline Ball Hockey Double-Header at the PCC Hockey Rink that had plenty of excitement, with the two games producing 20 goals. Southampton Sailors 2 Tuckers Town Tropics 3 The Southampton Sailors would go down 3-2, to the Tuckers Town Tropics, Christopher Merritt would lead the Tuckers… Link:

Port manager cleared of sexual misconduct

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A senior manager at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) who is accused of multiple incidences of sexual harassment spanning several years and involving at least nine women has been cleared by an internal investigation. Falling short of accusing the women who complained of making malicious allegations,…

Ys never involved in Ennia insurance

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) Supervisory Board Chairman Etienne Ys was never involved in the insurance activities of Ennia, he told the Amigoe newspaper after questions about a possible conflict of interest. Until 2014 the former Antillean finance minister worked as advisor to the National Investment…

Crab catchers begin feeling the pinch

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Tuesday, July 17, 2018Local crab catchers are feeling the pinch of poor sales after the government issued a ban on the importation of processed crab meat and live crabs from Venezuela. Since the ban, the crab catchers from Woodland, Oropouche, Moruga, and Embaccadere complained that their sales had dried…

CARICOM commission recommends legalisation of weed

Source: iWitness News The CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana has recommended that marijuana be legalised and regulated, much like alcohol. “The analysis of the comprehensive information gathered indicates that the current legal regime for cannabis/marijuana, characterised as it is by prohibition and draconian criminal penalties, is ineffective, incongruous, obsolete and deeply unjust,” says…

Man found crushed to death on Carifesta Ave

Source: Stabroek News The Police say they are are seeking the public’s assistance in the identification of a male of East Indian ancestry whose head was reportedly ran over by a minibus this morning about 4 on Carifesta Avenue; the body is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Home. Link: Man found crushed to

Man injured in Holetown crash

Source: Nation Newspaper A lone male driver crashed into a pole and wall just across from the St James Parish Church in Holetown, St James earlier today. The man, whose name and age are unknown at this time, was taken to the… Link: Man injured in Holetown crash

Registrar hits back at Opposition claim

Source: The Royal Gazette The Parliamentary Registrars office has called on the Opposition to amend inaccurate statements by former Opposition leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin. The day after the One Bermuda Alliance renewed charges of the alleged sharing of voters information with a political party, the registrars office released a statement saying that the. ..

Obama says world should resist cynicism over rise of strongmen

Source: Nation Newspaper JOHANNESBURG − Barack Obama said on Tuesday the world should resist cynicism over the rise of strongmen, in an apparent reference to populist leaders who hold power in a number of countries. The Democratic… Link: Obama says world should resist cynicism over rise of strongmen

Motorcyclist led police on chase

Source: The Royal Gazette A 32-year-old woman who led police on a motorcycle chase through Hamilton was banned from the road for 12 months and fined for refusal to take a breath test. Magistrates Court heard how Samantha Hill missed collisions with a taxi and a wall and drove on the wrong side of…

Warning over social media fraud

Source: The Royal Gazette Fake social media profiles are being used to ask for money in return for five-figure Government grants. Police said fraudsters had urged people to send 700 to an undisclosed location via FedEx so that they could receive a 50,000 grant. A police spokesman warned residents to verify any online messages…

OBA urges Premier to release hospital deal

Source: The Royal Gazette Jeanne Atherden, the Leader of the Opposition, has called on David Burt to release an unredacted version of the deal to build a new hospital wing. The challenge was raised by Ms Atherden on Friday, during the inaugural Premiers question time segment of the orders in the House of Assembly.…

Meka Co. Ltd. continues winning streak

Source: Nation Newspaper Dairy farm, Meka Co. Ltd. of Blowers, St James, has once again been victorious after the first quarter judging of Pine Hill Dairy’s on-going Milk Quality Awards. The farm, which is co-owned by Annette… Link: Meka Co. Ltd. continues winning streak

Vendors demand meeting over placement dispute

Source: Antigua Observer Vegetable and fruit Vendors from the public market are demanding an audience with the Director of the St John’s Development Corporation, SJDC. Several vendors are upset because a decision was reportedly taken to restrict them to vending inside Heroes Park during carnival. This morning, a number of Vendors left the…

Vulgarly Classic II

Source: Havana Times This second piece of video art formed part of the third project I created for the Alternative Havana Biennial which took place in May. This time, I was lucky to have Czech-born artist and photographer (now living in the US), Sonia Domkarova, performing at the screening. Link: Vulgarly Classic II

IMF says Guyana’s economy slowed in 2017

Source: Antigua Observer The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says economic growth in Guyana slowed in 2017, “but became more broad-based.” In concluding Article IV consultation with Guyanese authorities, the Washington-based financial institutionon Monday, said that the country’s economy grew by 2.1 per cent, down from 3.4 per cent in 2016, “on the account…

Woman cleared of stealing from senior

Source: The Royal Gazette The case against an American life coach accused of stealing 56,000 from an elderly Bermudian client was thrown out today. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons directed jury members to return not guilty verdicts on all counts against Melissa Burton. Ms Burton, 53, was charged with five counts of theft and one…

Art Rules Curaçao 5 years strong

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – International Summer Arts program Art Rules Curaçao KICKS OFF Monday! ARC5 is back STRONGER than ever bringing once again artist educators from all over the world. Let the countdown begin! International Summer Arts program Art Rules Curaçao starts this Monday July 23rd at Pietermaai’s vibrant cultural arts center…

Juvenile Nassau shooting victim identified

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police have officially identified the juvenile male who was shot and killed on Friday, 13th july, 2018 at Baillou Hill road as Sean Augustin, age 17 years of Lightbourn avenue, rock crusher. Industrial accident- 4 males injured Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating an industrial accident, which has…

RBPF Grand Bahama investigate 2 drug matters

Source: Bahamas Weekly In the first incident, on Monday 16th July 2018, shortly after 2:00pm, Officers of the Rapid Response Unit, while in the area of Fawcett Lane, arrested a 23 year old male of Raleigh Drive, after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana. In the second incident…

Antigua: Reparations to Rastafarians urged

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-  Rastafarian Elder Franklyn “King Frank-I”  Francis said that governments should provide reparations to the Rastafari community for the condemnation by the international community of the rastafarians’ call for the legalisation of cannabis. He made the comments following his return to Antigua and Barbuda from the CARICOM Heads of Government…

The continuing tragedy of Haiti

Source: Barbados Today Even as we welcomed the news emanating from the Heads of Government Meeting held in Montego Bay, Jamaica two weeks ago, that there will be some ease in relation to the movement of Haitians in the Commonwealth Caribbean, we are yet again reminded of the poverty and oppressive policies that…

“Human error”

Source: Cana News HAVANA, Cuba, Jul . 17, CMC – Damojh Airlines  – t… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: “Human error”

GNIC wharf gets new container scanner facility

Source: iNews Guyana The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has commissioned a new container scanner facility at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) wharf. It was outlined that the scanner will enable the country to meet international standards and detect illegal trading activities. The scanner at the new facility Completed via a Public Private…

BII Event On Insurance Contract Standards

Source: Bernews People are being invited to learn more about new international standards designed to ensure a consistent approach for all insurance contracts. The Bermuda Insurance Institute [BII] has organized a lunch and learn on Thursday [July 19] to examine the IFRS 17 guidelines published by the International Accounting Standards Board [IASB].… Link:

HE Huggins accredited in Japan

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister Her Excellency Jasmine Huggins, the Federation’s newly accredited Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan presented her letters of credence on July 5 to His Majesty, Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. During the exchange,

Efficiency without job cuts

Source: Barbados Today “Representative democracy is a messy means of translating collective desires into optimal levels of government service provision; the absence of referenda and direct forms of balloting for specific goods and services lead to an oversupply of government.” – (Howard A. Frank). Forthright discussions on the state of Barbados’ economy, including…

Haiti – NOTICE : Denial of the EDH

Source: Haiti Libre The Electricity of Haiti (EDH) informs the general public that information circulating on social networks and some online media.. Link: Haiti – NOTICE : Denial of the EDH

T&T: Murders hit 301

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  One man is dead while another is hospitalised in a serious condition at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex following a shooting incident in Mt Hope. And a man was killed in Aripo on Sunday night. The murder toll now stands at 301 compared with 267 for the same period…

Breaking: Decomposed body fished out of Herstelling trench

Source: iNews Guyana The body of an unidentified man was moments ago fished out of a trench along Herstelling,  New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. INews understands that the significantly deteriorated remains was spotted floating in the water by residents in the area this morning (Tuesday) and the police were promptly alerted. Investigators…

Aviation taxes may cause economic strangulation

Source: Barbados Today If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub or even a regional hub, it is probably well advised to drop departure and other passenger taxes. Passenger taxation is ‘swamp taxation’ because no one besides the receiver wants it, and it sucks. “Dutch Government ditches passenger ticket…

Mother gets daughter's remains from hospital

Source: Jamaica Star After a seven-month battle with a distraught mother, a Corporate Area hospital has finally given the green light for the body of Nadine Evans’ daughter, Carell White, to be released to her.”I am not sure what they will get out of the autopsy because… Link: Mother gets daughter’s remains from

'I just want my life back'

Source: Jamaica Star Young woman pleads for help after acid attackDespite the senseless acid attack by a possessive ex-boyfriend, leaving her face horribly disfigured and her life turned upside down, 18-year-old Lamonia Madourie says she has forgiven him and is now… Link: ‘I just want my life back’

Second batch CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit training starts

Source: Nation Newspaper The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU) and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ) convened a second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief… Link: Second batch CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit training starts

Patton 6th In Youth World Championships

Source: Bernews The Youth Sailing World Championships got underway in the U.S.A, with Bermuda’s Campbell Patton competing in the Boy’s Laser Radial Fleet. After two races on the first day, Patton finds himself 6th in the 58 boat fleet. Patton finished the first race in 10th place and then finished the second… Link:

EYEWITNESS: Remembering…

Source: iNews Guyana …fallen Police The Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, and the Commissioner of Police (ag), David Ramnarine, spoke at the annual ceremony “honouring” Policemen killed in the line of duty since 1913. The number is 63. One suspects that the organisers began their body-count from 1913 because the numbers killed…

T&T: Cop on suspension gets promotion

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  Charged with two criminal offences and suspended from the Police Service, Billy Ramsundar on Monday went to Police Headquarters, Port of Spain to be promoted. He received a letter from acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams stating that he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Williams was summoned…

Bajans at helm of inaugural Copa flights

Source: Nation Newspaper A Bajan will be large and in charge when the first ever direct flight from Panama touches down at Grantley Adams International Airport today. And another will take the reins when the Copa Airlines… Link: Bajans at helm of inaugural Copa flights

All Mother Teresa homes inspected amid baby-selling scandal

Source: Suriname Times India has ordered the immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by the Missionaries of Charity, the Catholic congregation established by Mother Teresa, after employees at one shelter were accused of selling babies for adoption. The inspections were announced by the ministry for women and childhood development after a Missionaries…

Meerdere dorpen in Zweden ontruimd vanwege grote bosbranden

Source: Suriname Times Meerdere dorpen in het midden van Zweden zijn ontruimd vanwege de bosbranden die de plaatsen bedreigen. Op meer dan tachtig plaatsen woedt een hevige bosbrand, melden Zweedse media dinsdag. Door het droge weer kan het vuur zich snel verspreiden. Dinsdagmorgen zijn de dorpen Olingdal en Olingsjövallen ontruimd. Maandag werd de plaats Älvdalen…

Cryptocurrencies like giant pyramid scheme

Source: The Royal Gazette Cryptocurrency. I touched on this one word last week in which I warned of snake oil salesmen. For me I cringe every time I hear the word uttered. Why? Because once you get past the slick marketing campaigns, the media hype and self-styled investment gurus all telling you to invest…

Millennial-led mindshare heads for Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Some of the worlds smartest and most talented millennial entrepreneurs are coming to Bermuda for the first Meeting of the Minds event to be held outside the US. Organisers hope the overseas attendees will be joined by an equal number of Bermudian-based entrepreneurs, chief executive officers and corporate sector leaders.…

Bermudians send 20,000 of help to Haiti

Source: The Royal Gazette Generous Bermudians have filled a shipping container bound for poverty-stricken Haiti. Feed My Lambs Ministry will send about 20,000 worth of donated items to the French-speaking Caribbean country later this month. Linda Adderley, the sister of charity founder Phillip Rego, said that the donated items which include doors,. ..

Fairmont Celebrates Herbie Bascome’s 50 Years

Source: Bernews Fairmont Southampton held a special surprise celebration breakfast in honour of Chef’s Herbie Bascome’s fifty years of service. The event – which included the presentation of a plaque and a special renaming of the “Herbie Bascome Way” — was attended by a number of people, who came out to help… Link:

Special Olympics Inclusion Revolution On July 20

Source: Bernews Special Olympics has announced that major landmarks, stadiums, and iconic buildings around the world – including City Hall in Hamilton – will light up for its ‘Inclusion Revolution’, part of the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration. A spokesperson said, “The act represents the dawn of the Inclusion Revolution, Special Olympics’ mission… Link:

Court: Man Denies Assault, Threatening Charges

Source: Bernews A 32-year-old Pembroke man has appeared in court accused of threatening and assaulting police officers. Jamal Bascome pleaded not guilty to multiple charges relating to an incident that allegedly occurred on the afternoon of July 14 in Hamilton. Mr Bascome denied assaulting another man, by pushing him and spitting in… Link:

‘Treasonous’ Trump faces backlash in the US

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Donald Trump has hailed Vladimir Putin as “very, very strong” despite facing a barrage of criticism for suggesting he trusted the Russian leader over his own intelligence agencies. The US president returned to Washington on Monday night after being accused of “treasonous” behaviour during a news conference with his…

World Cup pitch intruder jailed for 15 days

Source: Nation Newspaper MOSCOW − A Moscow court on Monday handed down a 15-day jail sentence on one of four people who interrupted Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia when they ran onto the pitch wearing fake… Link: World Cup pitch intruder jailed for 15 days

17 Jul Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News   17 Jul Tue 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected for the next five days. $$ Forecaster Blake   Tropical…

CNL Health S01-E01

Source: Carib Vision In this health feature we highlight the physical and mental health impact/trauma due to hurricanes. Source Link: CNL Health S01-E01

Texas fisherman reels in 14-foot shark

Source: St. Lucia Times Fox News:– A fisherman in Texas hooked a massive hammerhead shark on Saturday, describing the catch as one he “only dreamed about” and the “shark catch of multiple lifetimes.” Poco Cedillo posted on the South Texas Fishing Association Facebook page that he was on the Padre Island National Seashore when he made the…

Disaster system individual units worked well in St. Eustatius, Saba

Source: Saba News   ~~But outside operation, coordination lacked~~ The indi­vidual components of the disaster management system in St. Eustatius and Saba functioned well before, dur­ing and after last year’s three major hurricanes, due to the great efforts on an island lev­el, but considerable improve­ment is needed in the coop­eration and coordination between…

Again positive audit review for Saba, surplus over 2017

Source: Saba News The Public Entity Saba has again secured an excellent rating for its public finances: the 2017 annual report, which the Is­land Council adopted last Thurs­day, received an outright positive audit review from the accountant. Despite the many challenges that the island government faced, 2017 was closed off with a posi­tive…

Carita Dee TV Show S01-E05

Source: Carib Vision What topic is up for discussion? Porn, and porn addiction. We are talking women, men, issues, parenting, relationships and more on the new nighttime talk show ‘Girlfriend Get A Life’ with host Carita Dee. Connect with us and join in the show! Watch LIVE on CaribVision every weeknight from 10:30pm…

Toshaos blast Govt for ‘broken’ promises

Source: Guyana Times NTC conference 2018 The National Toshaos Council’s (NTC’s) conference of 2018 opened on Monday with incumbent Chairman Joel Fredericks blasting Government for a number of unfulfilled promises. According to Fredericks, the indigenous peoples of Guyana were promised a number of things, such as the revision of the Amerindian Act of…

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