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August 15, 2018

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Young dancers receive scholarships

Source: The Royal Gazette The National Dance Foundation of Bermuda is delighted to announce the awarding of six scholarships and bursaries to some of Bermudas most talented young dancers, thanks to the generosity of both individual and corporate donors. This dance scholarship legacy?was established by the Bermuda Ballet Association in 1962. In 2005 the…

National Cruise Development Commission selected

Source: Nation Newspaper The new National Cruise Development Commission is expected to be in full swing by the first week in September. This was revealed by Minister of Tourism and International Business, Kerrie Symmonds,… Link: National Cruise Development Commission selected

Formation Of ABIR Broker Advisory Cabinet

Source: Bernews The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers [ABIR] announced a new board member and formation of the ABIR Broker Advisory Cabinet. Seasoned insurance veteran John Berger will join the ABIR Board of Directors on behalf of Ascot Reinsurance Company Limited. Headquartered in Bermuda, Ascot Group has offices in London, Houston,… Link:

Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Source: St. Lucia News Online The system is cheaper and requires fewer staff than traditional security systems (BBC) – Ordinary wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and explosives in public places, according to a study led by the Rutgers University in New Jersey. Wireless signals can penetrate bags to measure the dimensions of

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect

Source: St. Lucia News Online Salih Khater has been named as the man being held by police (BBC) – The man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament has been named as Salih Khater by government sources. The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, has also

Haiti – FLASH : Family reunification in Chile, important contacts

Source: Haiti Libre The Consulate of Chile in Port-au-Prince reminds the general public that since July 2, 2018, the Chilean Government has established a family reunification visa for Haitian citizens living legally in Chile… Link: Haiti – FLASH : Family reunification in Chile, important contacts

Two motorcyclists injured in collision

Source: St. Lucia Times Two motorcyclists were injured in a collision at Marisule Tuesday, emergency officials have reported. The two are reported to have been travelling in the same direction when the collision occurred about 8:10 am, according to officials. Both motorcyclists were conveyed to Victoria Hospital via ambulance. It is reported that they…

‘Our Players Can Compete With World’s Best’

Source: Bernews Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward have concluded competing in the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in England, with Bermuda’s coach noting that the “athletes have shown tremendous dedication to training” and “have shown they can certainly compete with the world’s best.” Bermuda Boccia Coach Troy Farnsworth said, “Yushae… Link:

Haiti – Heritage : 227th anniversary of the ceremony of Bois-Caïman

Source: Haiti Libre As part of the commemoration of the 227th anniversary of the Bois-Caïman ceremony the BNE did realize by four artists Haitians a symbolic fresco to commemorate the Ceremony of Bois Caïman, starting point of the Revolution… Link: Haiti – Heritage : 227th anniversary of the ceremony of Bois-Caïman

PANAMA DAY MESSAGE: A time to remember the workers

Source: Nation Newspaper The following is the Panama Day message by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr Jerome Walcott. August 15 is the day that Barbados commemorates the inauguration of the Panama Canal…. Link: PANAMA DAY MESSAGE: A time to remember the workers

Haiti – Politic : Balance of the parliamentary week

Source: Haiti Libre For the week of August 6 to 10, 2018 because of difficulty in meeting the quorum, the two Houses of Parliament could hold only one plenary session… Link: Haiti – Politic : Balance of the parliamentary week

A Peoples’ Uprising Is Not a Coup

Source: Havana Times One of the lies that Daniel Ortega’s dictatorial regime constantly repeats is that the formidable anti-dictatorial movement that came into public existence on April 18 is some sort of foreign-backed right-wing conspiracy to oust him. Link: A Peoples’ Uprising Is Not a Coup

Capped Diamond gas pocket erupts again

Source: iNews Guyana Approximately two months after a cap had been placed on a major gas pocket which erupted behind a home located in Sixth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, the eruption has yet again re-started. According to information reaching INews, another area along the pipe which had been installed over the gas…

Federal Government, NIA improving relations

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — The close collaboration and partnership forged between the Federal Government in St. Kitts and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the sister isle since 2015, are counted among the top achievements of the Government of National Unity. “We are a government which represents fully,

WPC under probe for alleged insubordination towards Minister

Source: St. Lucia Times An investigation is currently underway into a reported incident involving a Woman Police Constable (WPC), who is alleged to have behaved in an insubordinate manner towards National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, reliable sources have said. The investigation was ordered after a report was made to Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry, about…

Air Canada unveils second flight to Curaçao from Montreal

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH) and Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) are pleased to announce a 2nd non-stop service of Air Canada from Montreal to Curaçao during the winter season 2018 – 2019. Air Canada will add a 2nd weekly flight…

Unstoppable global diversity

Source: The Royal Gazette Throughout history, millions of people have perished as a result of being different from others. Just about every leading country has experienced dark chapters of bitter clashes over the human right for every human on this planet to be treated with respect and justice, regardless of ethnicity, skin colour or…

Agency assesses 564m of suspicious activity

Source: The Royal Gazette Financial activity in Bermuda worth a combined total of more than half a billion dollars was flagged up as suspicious during a 12-month period. The islands Financial Intelligence Agency received 494 suspicious activity reports between April 2016 and the end of March last year. That was up 12 per cent…

Historic ship is restored

Source: The Royal Gazette Renovation work to a replica historic ship is almost done but cash is still needed for further repairs, St Georges Foundation general manager Peter Frith said yesterday. Mr Frith said 65,000 had been spent on the replica of the ltigtDeliveranceltigt, one of two ships built from the wreckage of the…

NIS payments coming

Source: Nation Newspaper In the coming months, Barbadians owed some $465 million by Government through contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will be paid. The assurance was given by Minister in the Ministry… Link: NIS payments coming

Subtropical Depression ‘Not Threat To Bermuda’

Source: Bernews Subtropical Depression Five is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours having passed. Graphic courtesy of the BWS: The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center… Link:

National Dance Foundation Awards Scholarships

Source: Bernews The National Dance Foundation of Bermuda has awarded scholarships and bursaries to the island’s talented young dancers, with Rhianna Evelyn, MeShalae Hayward-Furquan, Ravi Cannonier-Watson, Taylor Railton, Alexis Smith and Jada Pearman all receiving educational awards thanks to generous corporate sponsors. A spokesperson said, “The National Dance Foundation of Bermuda is delighted to announce the awarding of six… Link:

15 Aug Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 TD

Source: Cayman Eye News 15 Aug Wed 2018 Tropical Report SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on newly formed Subtropical…

Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests

Source: St. Lucia Times (CNN)A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 “predator priests” have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. “We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid…

Woman gets ‘second chance’ with face transplant

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  A 21-year-old woman who tried to take her own life by shooting herself in the face has become the youngest person in the United States to receive a face transplant. Katie Stubblefield underwent 31 hours in surgery after a three-year wait for a donor following her attempted suicide in…

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Photos of boats involved and a panicked 911 call were all part of yesterday’s [Aug 14] testimony at a trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not… Link:

Antigua announces ‘non-stop’ campaign ahead of CCJ referendum

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has announced the start of a “non-stop campaign” ahead of a referendum vote in November on whether or not Antigua and Barbuda should make the Trinidad-based… Link: Antigua announces ‘non-stop’ campaign ahead of CCJ referendum

No religious rites for Sir Vidia

Source: St. Lucia Times Newsday:-  HE often said he had no religion and so Nobel laureate Sir Vidia Naipaul’s funeral in London will not be a religious one. “Emphatically a non-religious affair,” the Observer newspaper in London quoted Naipaul’s close friend, the novelist and scriptwriter Farrukh Dhondy, as saying in an interview. No date has…

Vincy students pass 16 subjects at CXC

Source: iWitness News A student each from the Girls High School (GHS) and the Mountain View Adventist Academy (MVAA) passed 16 subjects while a St. Vincent Grammar School (SVGS) pupil aced 15 subjects in this year’s Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination. According to preliminary results released by the Ministry…

U.S INVESTS IN BAHAMAS BORDER PROTECTION

Source: Jones Bahamas The U.S. government has made another big investment in securing the borders  of The Bahamas yesterday  with  a $1 million package that  was turned over to the Defense Force’s Harbor Patrol Unit.  The package includes a safe 25 full cabin response boat, capable of speeds of over 40 knots and…

“Let Freeport Go And Grow”

Source: Jones Bahamas Reacting to suggestions in recent days for the government to purchase The Grand Bahama Port Authority, controversial  Queens Counsel Fred Smith is calling  for the nationalization and immediate privatization  of the entity.  Speaking on the Love 97  Radio Show “On Point”, Mr. Smith a Senior partner in the law  firm…

Former Tourism D.G. Dies

Source: Jones Bahamas A  former Director General in the Ministry of Tourism, David Johnson passed away  last evening in the Princess Margaret Hospital at the age of 67.   Mr. Johnson who has been ailing for a few months, died after having complications due to Colon Cancer. He has served in many other…

Carita Dee Show S01-E22

Source: Carib Vision Tia McGraff, award-winning artiste whose song ‘STRONG’ is being used in the #METOO movement speaks with host Carita Dee. 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…

Revised outlook even more threatening – former Minister

Source: Guyana Times Balance of Payments …wider deficit expected if mining sector underperforms – economist With the overall Balance of Payments (BoP) recording a deficit of US$139.8 million in the first half of 2018, compared to a deficit of US$46.0 million recorded in June 2017, former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government Minister Irfaan…

Ukrainians remanded for assaulting Guyanese miners

Source: Guyana Times The two Ukrainians who allegedly assaulted and threatened two Guyanese miners were on Tuesday taken before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Vitaly Paraschuck, 38, whose local address was given as Lot A 173 Robin’s Place, Bel Air Park, Georgetown and Maksym Furtak, 33, who was stationed…

City Hall finds temporary location for Route 42 minibuses

Source: Guyana Times …drivers complain of criminal activities at new location More than two weeks after displacing the Route 42 (Georgetown-Grove, East Bank Demerara) minibuses, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has taken a decision to temporarily relocate them on Bugle Street, Georgetown. The Route 42 bus park was cordoned off to allow…

GTU will not accept one-off payment – Lyte

Source: Guyana Times Planned strike …hinterland teachers on board as Union to dispatch officers …actions are not consistent with initial agreement – Govt Almost one week after the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) announced a countrywide strike following a breakdown of talks between itself and Government, no representatives of the coalition Administration have officially…

Guyana could become new Panama in the Region – Jagdeo

Source: Guyana Times …decision to scrap initial CJIA plan will hamper progress Based on Guyana’s unique geographic location, it stands to serve as a major hub in the Region, even becoming the new Panama, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has suggested. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo But Jagdeo, a former President, said Government’s move to…

EDITORIAL: Change

Source: Antigua Observer The great Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu, and reputed founder of Taoism, is quoted to have said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Today is one in a…

Aguilleira: None should be left behind

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018330 Moruga children receive back-to-school suppliesAlthough the August vacation is speedily coming to an end, 330 primary and secondary school children from Marac, Moruga were all smiles when West Indies/national cricketer and Atlantic Sports Ambassador Merissa Aguilleira gave them school supplies and words of inspiration in preparation…

Young T&T stars into LCA/Sagicor semis

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018T&T is assured of the title in the Boys Singles 14 and Under Division at the Sagicor/COTECC Junior Tennis Tournament at the St Lucia National Tennis Centre in Castries with all four semi-final positions being taken by T&T players. Kyle Kerry, the top seed had a flawless…

Jattan takes top prize in Panini/FIFA sticker draw

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018Roshan Jattan copped the top prize in the much anticipated Panini/FIFA Sticker Album draw held by Safari Publications on Saturday at their offices in Frederick Settlement in Caroni. Terry Fenwick, former England international and founder of the Terry Fenwick Football Factory Foundation gave the feature address and…

Jabloteh edges North East 1-0

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018A single strike by Sean Bonval in the 74th minute earned seasoned campaigners San Juan Jabloteh its first win in the T&T Pro League yesterday, a 1-0 victory over defending champions North East Stars at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima. The Jabloteh men dominated the…

Wages talks with teachers’ union not over -Henry

Source: Stabroek News As teachers across Guyana prepare to strike, Minister of Education Nicolette Henry has said that the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) will be invited back to the negotiation table before the end of the week. Link: Wages talks with teachers’ union not over -Henry

Sophia house torched after row between brothers

Source: Stabroek News Police are now searching for a man who has been accused of torching his brother’s ‘A’ Field, Sophia house, in what is believed to be a premeditated act due to longstanding tensions. Link: Sophia house torched after row between brothers

Three murders – 1 in Hopkins, 2 in Belmopan

Source: Amandala News 2 quarrels led to the stabbing and chopping deaths of 2 men; the 3rd victim was ambushed with a knife HOPKINS AND BELMOPAN, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Three murders occurred on Saturday, August 11, in two different localities. First, a […] Link: Three murders – 1 in Hopkins, 2 in

British filmmaker Richard Foster’s alleged killers arraigned

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Police’s investigation into the death of award-winning British filmmaker Richard Foster, 74, who was the owner of Savannah Guest House at Mile 28 ½ on George Price Highway, has led to the arrest of […] Link: British filmmaker Richard Foster’s alleged killers arraigned

Amandala’s 49 years of dedication to Belize

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Today is Amandala’s birthday. Forty-nine years ago, the United Black Association for Development (UBAD) introduced its own newspaper, Amandala, on August 13, 1969. The early editions of Amandala were printed on a Gestetner machine […] Link: Amandala’s 49 years of dedication to Belize

Zika Outbreak Left Behind Long-Term Challenges

Source: St. John Source Visiting health workers and their colleagues from the V.I. gather last spring to provide services to mothers and babies experiencing problems associated with Zika. (Submitted photo) Follow-up studies on Virgin Islands women who contracted Zika while pregnant conclude that 28 of them developed one or more of the following problems:…

Holness commits to a free press

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared his administration’s commitment to doing its part to ensure freedom of the press in Jamaica. Addressing the opening ceremony for the 49th Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (… Link: Holness commits to a free press

#BTEditorial – Remembering VS Naipaul

Source: Barbados Today “Mr Naipaul? Are you coloured?” the prospective London landlady is reputed to have queried down the telephone line. “Hopelessly, I’m afraid,” came the world-weary voice, in a tone one imagines dripping with all the complexity and ambiguity that only VS Naipaul could meld into three words. This was 1950s London,…

Rogue principals – CDF committee members blast schools for shutting out children whose auxiliary fees are not paid

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Members of parliament’s Constituency Development Fund Committee yesterday blasted school administrators who continued to demand the payment of auxiliary fees before students are admitted.During a special sitting of the CDF committee yesterday… Link: Rogue principals – CDF committee members blast schools for shutting out children whose auxiliary fees are not

Uniting Caribbean artists

Source: Newsday RHIANNA MC KENZIE VISUAL artist and owner of THINKARTWORKTT Studio Fitzroy Hoyte has a packed August itinerary. The month began with the first instalment of a consignment show, United, from August 5-13. “It’s not an official exhibit,” Hoyte told Newsday. “Artists bring their work and it is on show at… Link:

Seeing the world through tennis

Source: Newsday NKRUMAH KWAME MICHAEL PATRICK played around a lot, literally, before deciding to take tennis seriously. The 21-year-old tried “all different sports” before settling on tennis, through which he hopes to see the world. But it also came about when he was forced to choose one sport after breaking his arm.… Link:

Kaiso Blues reopens at new home

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ When the history of Kaiso Blues Cafe is written, the names Marcus Braveboy and Isaac Rudder will be in it. Braveboy and Rudder, also known as Mark Hardy and Yung Rudd, promote the show Unplugged and Chill, which gives young people an opportunity to showcase their talent. Hardy… Link:

Man rescued from sea after drifting 7 days

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU:Fishermen attached to Rainforest Seafoods caught an unlikely catch at sea on Monday when an elderly fisherman was rescued after drifting for seven days.The man, known only as Okey, in his late 50s, of a Treasure Beach address, was in… Link: Man rescued from sea after drifting 7 days

NEPA gives bird hunters nod to shoot white-tailed deer

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) last Friday gave the green light to game bird hunters to legally hunt the white-tailed deer that is wreaking havoc on crops in Portland and elsewhere.The agency used a forum at the Knutsford Court… Link: NEPA gives bird hunters nod to shoot white-tailed

SOE pushing murder down in St James, tourism up

Source: Jamaica Gleaner It’s not “perfect” and an alternative is quite welcome, but the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in the parish of St James has been the catalyst for murders trending down, according to Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of… Link: SOE pushing murder down in St James,

Borde: TKR must be ready for battle

Source: Newsday DEFENDING champions Trinbago Knight Riders must be ready for battle, as they embark on a four-game away campaign in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Knight Riders began the defence of their CPL title with a 100-run hammering of St Lucia Stars on Wednesday, but then suffered a pair… Link:

Arms accused back in court next month

Source: Barbados Today Accused of bringing illegal firearms and ammunition into Barbados, two men have been remanded to prison until September 7. Dario Davone Daone Oliver, 26, a painter, of 6D Wotton, Christ Church, and Jason Antonio, a 34-year-old car washer of Ashby Land, Lodge Road, Christ Church, are accused of five counts…

Herb grower’s hot Valentine’s date

Source: Barbados Today A 30-year-old steward has an early date set for next Valentine’s Day and it will cost him dearly. Michael Tito Cheltenham of 2nd Avenue Bank Hall, St Michael, has until February 14 next year to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court a $15,000 fine amounting to the street value of…

‘Mix-up’ costs man his freedom

Source: Barbados Today Accused of having bogus currency in his possession John Nathaniel Bancroft lost his freedom today after failing to appear in court. The Odessa McClean Drive, St Michael, resident, who is in his 40s, is accused of having five bad $100 notes in his possession on Oct 21, 2016 and two…

Duo jailed

Source: Barbados Today A man and a teenager accused of murder have been remanded to HMP Dodds until September 11. The duo, Romel Hose Marville, 23, of Hawkins Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael, and Daron Devon Thompson, 17, of Odessa McClean Drive, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael, are accused of the July 13…

Gov’t commits to hiking teachers’ pay

Source: Guyana Chronicle …says GTU actions not consistent with initial agreement MINISTER of Education, Ms. Nicolette Henry, said talks between the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) held last Thursday were not concluded but rather, some aspects of the union’s terms were agreed and a decision was taken for another…

Forum charts roadmap for telecoms sector

Source: Guyana Chronicle LOCAL mobile network operators, broadcasters and members of the public were sensitised about Guyana’s telecommunication sector and its plans for the future during a seminar hosted by the Public Telecommunication Ministry. The two-day seminar, which began on Tuesday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), is being hosted in collaboration…

Ukrainian security men remanded

Source: Guyana Chronicle TWO Ukrainian men who are employed at the West Bank Demerara Gold Inc. were on Tuesday remanded to prison after they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged for allegedly assaulting and making use of threatening behaviour towards two Guyanese miners. The men, Maksym Furtak,…

Berbice is where I belong

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOR many of you who may not know, I am a Berbician. I grew up in the smallest town of Guyana, Rose Hall. Urbanisation is present in my town, with persons from neighbouring villages moving to Rose Hall Town for a better life. However, that is not the point of…

Lawyer asks for more time in Daby case

Source: Guyana Chronicle MAGISTRATE Leron Daly yesterday deferred the commencement of trial for Maryann Daby, the businesswoman who is charged for attempting to murder a Police Constable. Daby appeared yesterday before Magistrate Leron Daly to commence trial. However, her attorney, Mark Waldron asked the magistrate for a little more time and the date…

Stars fall again as Tallawahs make it two wins from two

Source: Nation Newspaper After Andre Russell’s miraculous one-man show to see off the Trinbago Knight Riders it was far more of a team effort as Jamaica Tallawahs secured a second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) victory of… Link: Stars fall again as Tallawahs make it two wins from two

Man in stabbing case appears in court

Source: Cayman Compass A 22-year-old man arrested last week in connection with a stabbing in East End appeared in court Friday charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm. Link: Man in stabbing case appears in court

Visitor charged with DUI, gets curfew

Source: Cayman Compass A visitor with relatives in Cayman was released on bail with a curfew on Monday after spending the weekend in custody for charges that included driving under the influence of alcohol and assaulting police. Link: Visitor charged with DUI, gets curfew

Bodden Town boxing gym plan shelved

Source: Cayman Compass Plans for a Bodden Town boxing gym, announced amid significant publicity during the visit of boxing legend Manny Pacquiao last year, have been quietly shelved. Link: Bodden Town boxing gym plan shelved

EDITORIAL – A NiCE idea to keep Cayman beautiful all year

Source: Cayman Compass Although the putting of extra money in Caymanians’ pockets tends to get top billing in government materials, the NiCE program has at least two other objectives that are even more important to the individuals and the island Link: EDITORIAL – A NiCE idea to keep Cayman beautiful all year

Cuts ‘with care’

Source: Barbados Today It will not be business as usual at statutory corporations, Prime Minister Mia Mottley today signalled, warning that “serious decisions” have to be made about the structure of Government to save the ailing economy – from accounting practices to job cuts. The full details are expected to be rolled out…

Mia: Job cuts coming

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians will be given details of Phases Two and Three of Government’s Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan in the next two weeks. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said so on Tuesday… Link: Mia: Job cuts coming

Mayers’ future in doubt

Source: Nation Newspaper Questions are being raised about attorney at law Guyson Mayers’ future as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). This comes less than 24 hours after the former police officer secured 186… Link: Mayers’ future in doubt

Lowe warns against big job cuts

Source: Nation Newspaper President of the Barbados Economic Society (BES) Shane Lowe has warned that sparing thousands of jobs could come at an increased cost to taxpayers as Government looks to announce the next phase of restructuring… Link: Lowe warns against big job cuts

Mahadeo cops gold at CrossFit event in T&T

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA’S ‘King of CrossFit’, Dillon Mahadeo, further bolstered his reputation as a top athlete by winning gold in Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) CrossFit Challenge over the weekend. However, his teammates Christian McRae, Delice Adonis, Zalena Alli, Jessica Xavier and Shawn DeJesus (who is based in Toronto, Canada) did not secure…

Lakers win sixth league title

Source: Nation Newspaper Apparently Warriors only delayed the inevitable. The title is staying in Husbands. Lumber Company Lakers are still the kings, as co-MVPs John Jones and Chiamaka Browne both had double-doubles as part… Link: Lakers win sixth league title

Dant prevail in Caribbean Sensation 10/10 final

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Cougars take B Conference title By Frederick Halley TORONTO, Canada – It was billed as the clash of the Titans when the two top teams in Conference A of the Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) battled last Saturday in the Caribbean Sensation 10/10 final at the Ashtonbnee Number one…

Local team ready for big splash

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados stands a good chance in the pool at the Goodwill Swim Championships set for this weekend at the Aquatic Centre. This was communicated by president of the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association,… Link: Local team ready for big splash

Beetham flood bath for Hinds, councillor

Source: Trinidad Guardian Otto CarringtonPublished: Wednesday, August 15, 2018Acting Attorney General and Member of Parliament for Laventille West Fitzgerald Hinds was given an unceremonious bath with flood water yesterday by constituents in Beetham Gardens and chased from the area. But in an almost immediate response, at least one MP and other social media users…

Tenth Celebration Cut Short, No Municipal Fair This Year

Source: Channel 5 Belize The spirit of the annual September Celebrations has been dampened somewhat with a dismal announcement coming out of City Hall this evening.  A press release issued by the Belize City Council informs that the Municipal Fair which succeeds the Citizens’ Parade on the Tenth of September has been canceled.  That’s…

BAHAMAS – ATM scam

Source: Barbados Today NASSAU – ROYAL Bank of Canada (RBC) yesterday confirmed some of its Bahamian Visa debit and Visa credit card holders had fallen victim to “skimming”, with some irate customers reporting “thousands of dollars” having been wiped off their accounts. Jacqueline Taggart, RBC’s director of strategic and corporate communications for the Caribbean,…

President receives nation’s highest award

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Wednesday, August 15, 2018President Paula-Mae Weekes was yesterday conferred with the nation’s highest award —the Order of the Republic of T&T (ORTT). Weekes received the award from Chief Justice Ivor Archie during a ceremony at President’s House in St Ann’s. Weekes spoke briefly at the event to thank media…

Where is the Missing CitCo Heavy Equipment?

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are additional details coming out of an investigation into missing heavy equipment that are the property of the Belize City Council.  A bulldozer, as well as a flatbed trailer, has been recovered; however, other pieces of machinery are still unaccounted for.  Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold provided an update on…

PM: People like Harry, the worst T&T has to offer

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Wednesday, August 15, 2018Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday fired back at suspended People’s National Movement (PNM) member Harry Ragoonanan describing him as the worst this country has to offer. Rowley’s comments came one day after Ragoonanan, who has been called upon by the party’s disciplinary committee to answer charges…

Nothing offensive about it —Hinds

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Wednesday, August 15, 2018Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds says there is nothing offensive about a presentation at last Sunday’s PNM’s Sports and Family Day which portrayed a woman wearing yellow sari being stripped of the East Indian wear. Hinds was unapologetic to the members of the Hindu community who…

Nothing but real educational change Minister Bradshaw

Source: Barbados Today The new Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Ms Santia Bradshaw’s first comments on education came at a time when the Common Entrance Examination results were being assessed by her officials. The significance of the timing, however, gives me the opportunity to raise one of the most, if not…

To Violet with love

Source: Barbados Today Family and friends as well as the Governor General Dame Sandra Mason showered Violet Gilkes with gifts and held a small luncheon in her honour as she celebrated her 100th birthday at Maynard’s House, St George this morning. Members of the Gilkes family bestowing Centenarian with… Link: To Violet with

Butterfield shares up 2.5

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank were up 1. 25, or 2. 5 per cent, to 52 after 4,054 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange, the banks shares were up 50 cents, or 0. 96 per cent, at 52. 45. On the local exchange BFampM Ltd…

Why Isn’t the New Cuban Government Collapsing?

Source: Havana Times The fixed nature of Cuba’s new government is becoming clear during the transition period this same prevailing system is undergoing on the island. Aside from opening up a debate about same-sex marriage, the island’s new Constitution and the new government and its cabinet are not reviewing any other aspects of…

Vistra completes acquisition of corporate services business from Deutsche Bank in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 14 August 2018 – Vistra, a leading global corporate service provider, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Corporate Services business in Cayman Islands of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division. Following Vistra’s announcement of the deal in September 2017, the business in…

Bangladesh: No job for China Harbour in future

Source: Cayman Eye News From Daily Star Says Muhith; Govt will also look into other projects where the Chinese firm is involved Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said China Harbour Engineering Company Limited has been blacklisted for offering bribes to government officials and would not get any contracts in the future. The government will…

Lisa Blackburn Wins Sprint Triathlon Age Group

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Lisa Blackburn stood atop of the 2018 Mack Cycle Sprint Triathlon Trilogy #3 Age Group podium. Blackburn finished as the first finisher in the Female 45 – 49 Age Group with a time of 1:06:02.62. Blackburn finished 79th overall, she clocked 5:19 during the swim, 30:21 on the bike course… Link:

Senate: Order Of Business For August 15th

Source: Bernews The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Aug 15] and Bills before the Senate include the Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment [No. 2] Act 2018, the Defence [Coast Guard Unit] Amendment Act 2018, the Road Traffic Amendment and Validation Act 2018, and the Bermuda Housing Amendment Act 2018.… Link:

Photos: Beetham bath for Hinds

Source: Newsday Newsday Photographer Enrique Assoon was on the scene in Beetham Gardens this evening, when residents lashed out in anger, dashing water on Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds.   These are his photos.       The post Photos: Beetham bath for Hinds appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Link: Photos:

Girls High School Tops CSEC Examinations 2018

Source: News 784 Preliminary results of the May/June 2018 Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC) were received on August 14th, 2018, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This year, 2716 candidates were registered. Of these, 1052 were private candidates and 1664 were school candidates. There were 1647 school candidates sitting 11,839…

Warning to public over cybercrime

Source: The Royal Gazette Fraudsters posing as communications representatives under the out-of-date company names Logic and Northrock have attempted to gain private customer information, according to One Communications. In a statement, the company asked for the public to exercise caution when receiving e-mails andor phone calls requesting personal information . .. Link: Warning

Experts Question Study of Attacks on US Diplomats in Cuba

Source: Havana Times A dozen neurologists and other brain scientists have questioned an investigation supported by the US government to consider that 26 of its diplomats suffered an attack of unknown origin and claim that it contains errors. Link: Experts Question Study of Attacks on US Diplomats in Cuba

Beetham floodwater bath for Hinds

Source: Newsday ACTING Attorney General Fitzgerald Ethelbert Hinds was forced to high tail it out of 16th Street, Beetham Gardens, on the outskirts of Port of Spain, this evening after angry residents doused him with floodwater. Acting Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds runs out of Beetham Gardens as group… Link: Beetham floodwater bath for

Premier Meets With BIU President & Rev Tweed

Source: Bernews Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt met with BIU President Chris Furbert, MP Rolfe Commissiong and Rev Nicholas Tweed this morning [Aug 14] to discuss the Living Wage Report. Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying: “Minister Brown and I met with BIU President Chris Furbert, MP Commissiong and… Link:

30 Minute Video: August 14 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:

Weather Forecast For Wednesday August 15

Source: Bernews Wednesday, August 15 is expected to be mostly sunny skies, with the high to be near 29°C/85°F and the low to be near 27°C/80°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WNW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 76%. Sunrise will be at 6.42am and sunset… Link:

Lack of food pushes 2.3m people to flee Venezuela — UN

Source: iNews Guyana UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — About 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled their crisis-hit country mainly because of a lack of food as severe shortages of medicine has left thousands at risk, a UN spokesman said Tuesday. The Venezuelans have fled to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. “People cite the…

Ukrainians remanded over alleged assault of Guyanese miners

Source: St. Lucia News Online CHARGED: Maksym Furtak and Vitaly Paraschuck (INEWS GUYANA) – The two Russian-speaking Ukrainians who allegedly assaulted and made threats to two Guyanese miners/rangers were today (Tuesday) brought before the Chief Magistrate to face the charges against them. Vitaly Paraschuck, 38, of A 173 Robin’s Place, Bel Air Park, Georgetown

106 not out for Choiseul resident (birthday greetings)

Source: St. Lucia News Online Octavia (Aggie ) Agustin Eugene of Ponyon, Choisuel is today, August 14, 2018, celebrating her 106th birthday, with greetings coming Theodora George. The centenarian has no children but  hasone adopted daughter and three adopted grand children. (23)(0)The post 106 not out for Choiseul resident (birthday greetings) appeared first on St.

Criminal record vetting resumes

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have resumed criminal record vetting but the process is now taking 15 days. The Bermuda Police Service shut the Criminal Records Office after material containing asbestos was found in a cabinet on July 3. Police said the office has now been temporarily relocated in the forces Human Resources Department.…

NIA’s social programmes ahead of others in the region, Social Development Minister says

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister responsible for Social Development on Nevis, believes the social programmes implemented by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through the Ministry of Social Development, are ahead of others in the region. Evelyn expressed that sentiment following his attendance and participation as a

Bermuda Under-20s to play in November

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Under-20 football side will play in the Concacaf Mens Under-20 Championship at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in November. They have been placed in pot two with Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Curacao, Aruba and Suriname. The draw, taking place on September 13, will sort…

CITCO BLAMES NICH AFTER MUNICIPAL BRAM CANCELLED

Source: The Reporter The usual September bram that follows the September Tenth parade every year will not take place this year, and the Belize City Council says it is all the fault of Link: CITCO BLAMES NICH AFTER MUNICIPAL BRAM CANCELLED

Teacher Education Grant Award Ceremony

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Government of The Bahamas has invested in 54 teacher education grant recipients who have been awarded scholarships tenable at the University of The Bahamas. The group, comprising four young men and 50 young women from across the archipelago, received their certificates and special awards during the first Teacher Education…

Racial claim baseless, says Rowley

Source: Newsday THE Prime Minister today dismissed claims of racial and religious discrimination about a skit at the People’s National Movement’s (PNM) Sports and Family Day in Chaguanas as baseless. Dr Rowley, who is also PNM leader, said it was far-fetched for anyone to make these claims about the skit. He opined… Link:

PM: No witch hunt

Source: Newsday THE Prime Minister today categorically rejected claims by People’s National Movement (PNM) member Harry Ragoonanan that he is the subject of a witch hunt within the party. Dr Rowley is also PNM political leader. Speaking with reporters at the River Run Through Housing Development in Arima, he said Ragoonanan has… Link:

Fitness in the Parks

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Health is encouraging the publics participation when it hosts its Fitness in the Parks initiative, which kicks off on 20th August. The Department has partnered with local gyms to host this series of free lunch time exercise classes to be offered Monday Friday from 1230 115 PM…

TTEC employee’s skull and brain crushed

Source: Newsday AN autopsy done today on 32-year-old Ahkenaton Quashie, TT Electricity Commission (TTEC) employee, revealed his skull and brain were crushed. The autopsy was done by Dr Hubert Daisley at the Scarborough General Hospital mortuary. According to reports, just after 11am last Friday Quashie, a lines clearer, was struck by a… Link:

Funds needed to get a home for girls

Source: Antigua Observer The Cottage of Hope is soliciting the public support, to finally establish a permanent home to nurture young girls in need. The Cottage of Hope, officially known as Na-Dan Ministries, is currently operating in the Golden Grove area. However, the charity’s Public Relations Officer Sharon Daniel told OBSERVER media that…

Caribbean broadcasters meeting in Jamaica

Source: Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 14, CMC –Caribbean and international broadcasters are meeting here amidst calls for regional governments to adapt to the new media environment of which social media is now a critical part. Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, addressing the 49th annual General Assembly of…

Ten Questions for the Nicaraguan Army

Source: Havana Times Over five weeks ago, via both telephone calls and e-mails, Confidencial has been requesting an interview with the head of the Army, General Julio Cesar Aviles, or with another representative of this institution. Here are the questions we asked in writing as they requested. Link: Ten Questions for the Nicaraguan

St Lucia Writers Forum Exhibits Literature

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – MEMBERS of the St Lucia Writers Forum are the featured artists for August at the Ministry of … The post St Lucia Writers Forum Exhibits Literature appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: St Lucia Writers Forum Exhibits Literature

Campaign Drive in full swing for CCJ Referendum

Source: Antigua Chronicle Preparations for the Referendum on whether or not the Caribbean Court of Justice will replace the Privy Council as the twin island nation’s finally appellate court have intensified. A team of media professionals and communications specialists have been brought on board to drive the campaign for citizens to vote for…

Public Servants Pay Tribute to Deceased Colleague

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – TRIBUTES continue to flow in memory of a young, ambitious and promising civil servant Cornelius George who … The post Public Servants Pay Tribute to Deceased Colleague appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Public Servants Pay Tribute to Deceased Colleague

Church's demand for money closes door on free dental fair

Source: Jamaica Star A planned community outreach fair by the University of Technology’s dental health students, to teach residents about dental hygiene, reportedly ended up being cancelled after the church where the event was scheduled to be held, asked for monetary… Link: Church’s demand for money closes door on free dental fair

Lawnmowers donated to inmates programme

Source: The Royal Gazette Four lawnmowers have been donated to a community service programme for inmates. The Treatment of Offenders Board handed over the machines to national security minister Wayne Caines. They will be used as part of the Department of Corrections inmate community service and vocational workshop programmes. Mr Caines said This is.…

Riviere lands Centre on Philanthropy role

Source: The Royal Gazette The Centre on Philanthropy has appointed its former programme manager Danielle Riviere as executive director. The charity has also elevated Joel Schaefer, who served on the board of directors for two years, to the position of board chair. Ms Riviere was responsible for designing and implementing the charitys training and…

Real estate licence advice

Source: The Royal Gazette The Superintendent of Real Estate is advising all real estate brokers and agents of the following? The receipt of real estate licence renewal applications will commence on Wednesday, 15 August 2018. ? A How to Apply for a Real Estate License Guide is available on the government portal at www.…

Musician thanks Bermudians who helped him

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian Dainavon Tuzo who will be performing in Bermuda next month has paid tribute to all the people who helped him succeed in the music industry. He said his grandmother was a Pastor who played the organ in church, his father is the lead bassist for the Wall Street Band…

OBA claims House process was abused

Source: The Royal Gazette The tabling and passing of legislation in the same day sets a dangerous precedent, the Leader of the Opposition has said. Jeanne Atherden said that the One Bermuda Alliance had grave concerns about the abuse of process which saw two Bills tabled and debated in the House of Assembly on…

Specialist to be hired to determine GTU salary increases

Source: iNews Guyana …as teacher’s strike to officially commence on August 27 Even though there is a task force consisting of Government Ministers which had the input of Government regarding salary increases for teachers across Guyana, it is now being indicated that a specialist would have to be contracted to determine the increases.…

PM explores national housing bond

Source: Newsday THE Prime Minister has floated the idea of a national housing bond as an investment where people can deposit money which could then be used to buy houses from the Housing Development Corporation (HDC). At a key-distribution ceremony at Lake View Housing Development, Reid Road, Point Fortin, yesterday, Dr Rowley… Link:

Worrell joins Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON – Barbadian economist Dr DeLisle Worrell, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, has joined Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council (FPC). Announcing Worrell’s appointment… Link: Worrell joins Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council

Caricom mourns passing of Sir VS Naipaul

Source: St. Lucia Times GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) says it mourns the death of the Trinidad-born novelist and Nobel Laureate, Sir VS Naipaul, who died Saturday at his home in Britain, six days shy of his 86th birthday In a statement, Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque described Sir Vidia as…

APAEI donates to St Lucia Crisis Centre

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – APAEI – L’ Association des Parents et Amis des Enfantes Indaptes (The Association of Relatives and Friends with Children with Disabilities of Marie Galante, Guadeloupe remains committed to its partnership with the St. Lucia Crisis Centre. The APAEI signed on an Agreement with SLCC

WWE legend Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dead at 63

Source: St. Lucia News Online William Perry lands a punch on Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart during the “Over-The-Top-Rope” battle royal at Wrestlemania 2 on April 7, 1986. (FOX NEWS) – Former WWE star Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart has died, WWE confirmed Monday. He was 63. Neidhart died after suffering a medical emergency, according to

Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

Source: iNews Guyana CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela’s dirt-cheap fuel will be available only to people with a special government aid card that the opposition has denounced as a tool for controlling people. The government of the economically-ravaged country has for many years heavily subsidised…

Saint Lucia returns to ECVA women’s volleyball

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – The Saint Lucia Volleyball Association has announced its nine-member team to take part in the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Senior Women’s Championship to be held in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda from August 16-19, 2018. This marks the first time in the last four years that

Awards, Rewards and Afterwards…

Source: The Voice LEVERN Spencer has done it – yet again — this time sealing her position as the top high-jumping woman in … The post Awards, Rewards and Afterwards… appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Awards, Rewards and Afterwards…

PM thanks President Clinton For Visiting OJO Labs

Source: The Voice PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet has expressed his gratitude to former United States President, Bill Clinton, for visiting OJO Labs during … The post PM thanks President Clinton For Visiting OJO Labs appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: PM thanks President Clinton For Visiting OJO

'Village Ram' retires at age 73

Source: Jamaica Star Tired of breaking hearts and wrecking marriages, 73-year-old Sterling Campbell says he will be retiring from his job as a ‘village ram’.Campbell, who is known in his Westmoreland community of Maxfield as Ram Puss, said his days of womanising were “… Link: ‘Village Ram’ retires at age 73

Jericho honours its elders

Source: Jamaica Star Some 40 senior citizens, ranging from ages 60 to 98 years old from the district of Jericho in Hanover were given the royal treatment at the Tryall Hotel on Sunday, August 5.The Jericho Senior Citizens Dinner forms part of the ninth biennial renewal… Link: Jericho honours its elders

American fined for ganja

Source: Jamaica Star An American woman who was arrested after she tried to carry ganja aboard a cruise ship in Montego Bay was fined a total of J$3,450 when she appeared in the St James Parish Court last Friday.Simone Brown, 28, of a Chicago, Illinois address, pleaded… Link: American fined for ganja

Man jailed for murder hours after baptism

Source: Jamaica Star A Christian man who chopped a male to death mere hours after he was ‘born again’ is now in police custody following a series of machete attack, which left several persons nursing injuries in Glengoffe, St Catherine.Information reaching THE STAR is… Link: Man jailed for murder hours after baptism

Bad road chokes Cane River's potential

Source: Jamaica Star Cane River Falls in Bull Bay, St Andrew, is most famous for the reggae history that it has. Residents remember Bob Marley visiting the area along with his wife Rita and other veteran artistes.They believe that the facility, located some three… Link: Bad road chokes Cane River’s potential

Cheque fraud accused gets bail

Source: Jamaica Star A St James man who reportedly tried to cash a fraudulent cheque in the name of a prominent hotel was offered bail when he appeared in the St James Parish Court recently.Kempwell Williams, of a Westgreen address, is charged with uttering a forged… Link: Cheque fraud accused gets bail

Ministry concerned about low uptake of MMR vaccine

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health is concerned about the decline in the number of children who received the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine in the public health care system during the first six months of… Link: Ministry concerned about low uptake of MMR vaccine

Schoolboy, 14, runs for Vermont governor

Source: St. Lucia Times NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Most 14-year-old American schoolboys might be fixated on baseball, chasing girls and dodging their homework. Not Ethan Sonneborn. He’s running for governor in Vermont. The teenager is taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the bucolic northeastern state that imposes no age…

Italy motorway bridge collapses, 'dozens' feared dead

Source: Nation Newspaper ROME − A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens of people according to the local ambulance service, in what the transport minister said was likely… Link: Italy motorway bridge collapses, ‘dozens’ feared dead

Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With hundreds of people turning up to register for the government’s National Community Enhancement (NiCE) on Monday, the opposition urged government to take action to help the unemployed. In a statement to the media, Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the spokesperson for labour issues, said the turnout was a…

Emma bridge temporarily out of service

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao Ports Authority hereby announces that the pontoon bridge (Emma bridge) coming Thursday, August 16, will be temporarily out of service between 8 o’clock in the morning and 12 o’clock in the afternoon due to maintenance. Link: Emma bridge temporarily out of service

Video: Dainavon Tuzo On His Musical Career

Source: Bernews Bermudian Dainavon Tuzo – who will be performing in Bermuda next month – has paid tribute to all the people who helped him succeed in the music industry. He said his grandmother was a Pastor who played the organ in church, his father is the lead bassist for the Wall… Link:

Govt Issue Real Estate Licensing Advisory

Source: Bernews The Superintendent of Real Estate is advising all real estate brokers and agents of the following: “The receipt of real estate licence renewal applications will commence on Wednesday, 15 August 2018. “A ‘How to Apply for a Real Estate License Guide’ is available on the government portal at www.gov.bm. “The… Link:

Carib Beer “Live in our World” for CPL 2018!

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: This Saturday August 18th Carib Beer will light up the “Bay” starting at 10 am with a special CPL promotion press event at the Ultra Lounge in Rodney Bay. Throughout the day several of the bars and restaurants on the Rodney Bay strip will be running Carib specials and…

Digicel Staff Member Being Investigated By Police

Source: Bernews An incident allegedly involving a Digicel staff member is “currently being investigated by the police” and the staff member is “away from the office until such time as the investigation has been concluded,” Digicel has confirmed, adding that they are “assisting the police” and take any allegations of wrongdoing “extremely… Link:

NEMO, TO HOST COMPREHENSIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUDIT

Source: News 784 The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will conduct a Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Audit Verification Workshop on Tuesday 14th August, 2018. This workshop is organized in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The objective of the…

WSC REFUTES CONCH POISONING ALLEGATIONS

Source: Jones Bahamas The Water and Sewerage Corporation(WSC), distancing itself from all assertions that its Malcolm Park improvement works is related to the recent conch poisoning cases in New Providence. The WSC said it’s been deliberate in its efforts to ensure the availability of clean, potable water at Arawak Cay, Potter’s Cay Dock…

Irate Straw Vendor Wants Audit

Source: Jones Bahamas One New Providence straw vendor is calling on the government to conduct an internal audit of the Straw Market’s accounts department.   Sharon Carey, who has been a straw vendor since 2001, claims she has been locked out of her stall from March 29th of this year, for alleged back payments.…

Prime Minister Plans to Meet Nurses Again

Source: Jones Bahamas Amid the brewing unrest between the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) and the Ministry of Labour, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said this past Saturday that he plans to review the matter and meet with them shortly. He said, “I have asked the nurses if they can commence relevant communication with…

MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMMITTEE AGREED

Source: Jones Bahamas The Cabinet has approved a medical marijuana committee, although the names of the individuals have not been announced. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said, “we now have to write the various different entities – Chamber of Commerce, University of The Bahamas, COBUS (SGA), business leagues. There are different entities so…

LEGAL ACTION PLANNED FOR DENYING CHILDREN SCHOOLING

Source: Jones Bahamas Local activist group, Rights Bahamas plans to take legal action over children reportedly denied schooling. In a statement, Rights Bahamas Education Committee Chairman, Dawrin Thompson argued that despite Education Minister, Jeffery Lloyd’s decree that no child in The Bahamas shall be denied the right to an education, certain public schools…

FAO ready to lend support to Barbados fisheries

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has been urged to outline its requests for assistance in dealing with matters within its fisheries sector, including the handling of Sargassum seaweed, and make a formal request to the Food… Link: FAO ready to lend support to Barbados fisheries

Jamaica: Senior citizen killed by dogs

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  ON July 21 Latoya Cole and her family members were to celebrate a special occasion, but tragedy struck in the wee hours of the morning, casting a dark shadow on a day that would have otherwise been filled with congratulatory smiles and well wishes. As Cole’s older sister Marsha…

Playing dolly house is serious business

Source: Trinidad Guardian Dion RoachPublished: Tuesday, August 14, 2018Rock-a-Bye Babies, Caribbean Queens and Ritzy Renditions, custom handmade dolls and their clothing lines, were recently launched at Upmarket, Woodbrook Youth Facility, Port-of-Spain by Yoko Fung and Christine Phillip. Rock-a-Bye Babies is a collection of handmade crocheted doll wear by Fung, while Caribbean Queens is a…

Island Boccia Players At World Championships

Source: Bernews Three Bermuda athletes, including Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward, were recently in action at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships. In the most recent action, Hayward lost 8-5 to Korean Sungjoon Jung and then lost to world number one David Smith 4-0 in his second game. Hayward only… Link:

It’s all ‘Bout Blue with Arielle

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Tuesday, August 14, 2018Spoken Word poet and artist Arielle John will be performing in her first solo show, Bout Blue, on Thursday, at the Little Carib Theatre, Woodbrook. The performance is part of a new initiative called the Atlantic Future Series, which will showcase indie artists every few months.…

Trini academic Liseli creates history

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2018On Sunday, August 5, Trinidadian-born Liseli Fitzpatrick crossed the stage as the first PhD in the Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, Ohio, an institution that was founded in 1870 with a student population of at least 60,000 students…

Sir Vidia—who he was, who he became

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2018In a letter to his father, a 19-year-old “Vido” Naipaul, as a lowly student at Oxford University, (in)famously wrote: “I want to come top of my group. I have to show these people that I can beat them at their own language.” It’s a familiar quote; the…

Carita Dee Show S01-E21

Source: Carib Vision Let’s help the one of the ‘Girlfriends’ Get A Life! Drop your motivation, your scriptures, your thoughts, your prayers, your love…anything that will help her feel better. THIS IS LIFE CHANGING! We are talking women, men, issues, parenting, relationships and more on the new nighttime talk show ‘Girlfriend Get A…

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