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September 6, 2018

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Man in hospital after Ord Road stabbing

Source: The Royal Gazette A 20-year-old man was stabbed last night in the area of Ord Road, according to police. A spokesman said the man, believed to be from… Link: Man in hospital after Ord Road stabbing

80 for 80 at Grantley Adams airport

Source: Barbados Today This month, as the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) celebrates its 80th anniversary, at least 80 older Barbadians are getting to see how much the… Link: 80 for 80 at Grantley Adams airport

Rights Bahamas Education Committee

Source: Bahamas Weekly Rights Bahamas Education Committee has been made aware of a most disturbing situation regarding a young man that attends C.H Reeves Junior Highschool in Nassau,… Link: Rights Bahamas Education Committee

Celtic thunder again for Barbados

Source: Barbados Today The tropical land of the Scotland District, the patron saint of St Andrew, black pudding, and ancestry that harkens back to a cooler Emerald Isle… Link: Celtic thunder again for Barbados

Making disability the business of all

Source: Barbados Today ‘Tourism is everybody’s business’ goes the slogan of Barbados’ number one economic sector, but based on the numbers it can be argued that disability is… Link: Making disability the business of all

Women important to any civilisation

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, has underscored the importance of women, saying that any time they are oppressed, the nation is… Link: Women important to any civilisation

Knight Riders top again after Warriors romp

Source: Nation Newspaper Trinbago Knight Riders were indebted to more runs from the Hero Caribbean Premier League’s (CPL) Mr Consistent Colin Munro in a thumping 67-run victory over… Link: Knight Riders top again after Warriors romp

Video: SPS Deliver $43K Of Schools Supplies

Source: Bernews Thanks to an initiative from Support Public Schools [SPS], some $43,000 worth of new school supplies and sports equipment is being delivered to the island’s public… Link: Video: SPS Deliver K Of Schools Supplies

Saltus Students Excel At Placement & [I]GCSE

Source: Bernews Saltus today announced the results of this year’s Advanced Placement [AP] and [I]GCSE examination results. “AP is an internationally recognized program offering college-level curricula and… Link: Saltus Students Excel At Placement & [I]GCSE

Two New Bacardi Rums To Be Introduced

Source: Bernews Two new premium rums from Bermuda-based Bacardi will be introduced to the island soon, and the company says the new products – Bacardí Añejo Cuatro and Bacardí… Link: Two New Bacardi Rums To Be Introduced

BEST Shipping Acquires Bermuda Forwarders

Source: Bernews BEST Shipping Ltd. and Joe Vieira Trucking Ltd. announced the “acquisition of Bermuda Forwarders, an established member of the shipping and haulage business in Bermuda… Link: BEST Shipping Acquires Bermuda Forwarders

Court: Woman Charged With Boat Damage

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] A Hinson’s Island woman was charged with taking a boat and doing damage to it. Mary-Beth Sherwin, 53, was charged with unlawfully… Link: Court: Woman Charged With Boat Damage

BDS pharmacies to close early next Tuesday

Source: Nation Newspaper All Barbados Drug Service’s pharmacies located within polyclinics will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, to allow staff to attend a meeting. Pharmacies… Link: BDS pharmacies to close early next Tuesday

RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Black- Out

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Wednesday 5th September 2018, between 4pm and 11pm, a joint operation named “Operation Black Out”, consisting of Officers from the Drug… Link: RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Black- Out

Urlings centenarian dies

Source: Antigua Observer Matriarch, Catherine “Dane” Thomas passed away recently leaving the legacy and cherished memories she built in her 103 years of life. McClean Hunte, retired assistant… Link: Urlings centenarian dies

Police issue alert for missing man

Source: The Royal Gazette Police are asking for the publics help in locating a man missing since yesterday morning. Jamil Simmons, 38, was last seen in the area of Fort Hill Road and Middle Road, Devonshire. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and black shoes. Mr Simmons, a black man,…

USA – $400,000 ‘gone’

Source: Barbados Today NEW JERSEY – More than $400,000 (£307,000) that was raised for a homeless man with the help of two strangers is gone, his lawyers have… Link: USA – 0,000 ‘gone’

Allen fires Patriots to thrilling two-wicket victory

Source: Guyana Chronicle … condemns Tridents to sixth straight defeat BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Jamaican Fabian Allen produced a stunning late blitz as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots sent Barbados crashing to two-wicket defeat and their sixth in a row, in the Caribbean Premier League here Tuesday night. Yet again, Tridents failed…

Premier reveals plans for new ministry

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has unveiled plans for the creation of a Ministry of International Trade and Investment that will form part of his portfolio. As he delivered a speech to the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday at the official opening of the 2018/19 session, which took place on Cayman Brac, he…

Guyana open to investment

Source: Nation Newspaper Guyana’s President David Granger has served notice that his country is open to Barbadian investment, particularly in the area of land development. Speaking to the NATION on Wednesday at the end of… Link: Guyana open to investment

Azharuddin critical of India top order

Source: Guyana Chronicle FORMER skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has criticised India’s batters following their series defeat against England. India slumped to a 60-run loss to England in the fourth Test at Southampton on Sunday, a defeat which saw them reduced to a 3-1 series deficit in the five-Test series. Virat Kohli has been the…

T&T grouped with giants USA, Mexico

Source: Guyana Chronicle MIAMI BEACH, Florida  (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago will face a tough preliminary round campaign after being drawn in a difficult Group A for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship starting next month. In the draw staged here Tuesday, T&T found themselves placed alongside powerhouses United States and Mexico, along with Panama…

100 Persons Have Already Been Detained

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chester Williams As we said, over a hundred persons from both areas have since been detained and are in holding cells across the city. About seventy-five, including adults and minors, are expected to be moved to the Central Prison; the others will be released. The group will be in lockdown…

No police update on hit-and-run

Source: Nation Newspaper Almost six months after he was struck and later died in a hit-and-run accident, the family of Ronald Knight are still in the dark. Eldest daughter Shakila Wilkinson told the NATION on Wednesday they… Link: No police update on hit-and-run

Powers Will Not be Abused, Says Chester Williams

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chester Williams There have been mounting reports of police brutality and the abuse of power at the hands of the Gang Suppression Unit. There is… Link: Powers Will Not be Abused, Says Chester Williams

“This is not the Answer’- PUP Leader

Source: Channel 5 Belize John Briceno Three hours after the announcement of a state of public emergency for south side Belize City, the Opposition, People’s United Party reacted. Leader John Briceño hosted a press conference this afternoon, expressing dissatisfaction and concern with the measures by the Ministry of National Security.  Briceño says that the…

Sewage shift

Source: Barbados Today It’s a case of two different tales along the south coast these days, with operators between Worthing and Hastings, Christ Church reporting a major ease in the sewage crisis, while businesses along Worthing Beach are now fuming over the impact of the awful stench. When Barbados TODAY visited the area…

Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government workers can look forward to a pay increase of 5% in their pay packets next month, which will be backdated to 1 July. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced the hike in the cost of living allowance (COLA) for civil servants on Wednesday during his address to the Legislative Assembly…

Insurers hope $5 000 fine will bite

Source: Nation Newspaper Uninsured cars remain a real headache for the insurance industry and police. But both are hopeful that hefty penalties found under the newly amended Road Traffic Act will cut down meaningfully on the… Link: Insurers hope 000 fine will bite

Not enough for U-19

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados coach Sherwin Campbell is not in favour of the format used for the just concluded West Indies Regional Under-19 Championships in St Vincent. Campbell told the NATION he wasn’t really in favour… Link: Not enough for U-19

Disputed calls mar semis

Source: Nation Newspaper No. 1 players Sheldene Walrond and Mark “Venom” Griffith advanced to Sunday’s finals of the Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union Limited Monarchs Of The Courts road tennis championship in… Link: Disputed calls mar semis

Duty free allowance to increase to $500

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): From 1 November Caymanians and residents will see a $150 increase in the amount of goods they can bring home under their personal duty-free allowance. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced the government’s decision as he began a ‘State of the Nation’ address during the special State Opening of the Legislative Assembly…

Marshall caught stealing from Massy Stores

Source: Barbados Today A 40-year-old man, who admitted to stealing $57.85 worth of items from Massy Stores, will know his fate when he returns to the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court in 28 days. Gaylan Alphonso Marshall, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to taking the items from the store’s…

Police Appeal: Help Locate 38-Year-Old Man

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Police Service is appealing for the public’s assistance in locating 38-year-old Jamil Simmons. A police spokesperson said, “Mr. Simmons – who was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts just past the knee and black shoes – is described as dark complexioned, approximately 5 feet 7 inches… Link:

No bail for Bascombe

Source: Barbados Today A 56-year-old unemployed man, accused of stealing from Nu Look Boutique, is now on remand at HMP Dodds. Mark David Anthony Bascombe, of Ellis Village, Halls Road, St Michael, allegedly entered The City store as a trespasser and stole seven pairs of boots worth $2,420, as well as 11 pairs…

Home help workers urged to treat clients with respect

Source: St. Lucia Times Home Help workers have been reminded to treat their clients with respect., courtesy and dignity. The reminder came during a September 2, 2018  graduation ceremony for 30 Home Help workers from the Castries East Constituency. Local Government and Culture Minister, Senator Fortuna Belrose, told the workers that they have been entrusted…

White owns up to theft

Source: Barbados Today A well-known thief today wasted no time in pleading guilty to the latest charges brought against him. “I ain’t got no lawyer, but I pleading guilty,” 43-year-old Dale Andrew White, of no fixed place of abode, told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court this afternoon even before…

Furious son

Source: Barbados Today A 21-year-old waiter has been remanded to prison after admitting to beating his mother. Tre Akeem Shakeil Standford, of Block 103, Valerie, Brittons Hill, St Michael, pleaded guilty to assaulting Shirnell Stanford on September 3, occasioning her actual bodily harm. Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that the incident…

Cayman Islands Stingray swimmers had a busy Summer

Source: Cayman Eye News The annual banquet is a time when Stingray’s family – current and alumni – come together (away from the pool deck) to socialise. Once the important work of eating is complete the swimmers, volunteers and coaches are recognised. Award categories and those recognised at the 2018 Banquet are: Stingray’s wildly…

Senior associate promotions at Ogier in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News Ogier has promoted funds and corporate specialists Sophia Leavett and Praajakta Pargaonkar to senior associate in its Cayman team. Sophia specialises in funds and corporate transactions, providing advice to some of the firm’s largest investment manager clients. She is part of Ogier’s international tax cooperation and regulatory team, providing guidance…

The Editor Speaks: Organ donations

Source: Cayman Eye News No. I am not asking for monetary donations for an electronic organ or even one of the giant pipe organs found in some churches. I am talking about organs of human tissue. It is only recently (last month) that the Human Tissue Transplant Law has been signed into law. This…

BFM shares rise 10 cents

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of One Communications Ltd fell by five cents, or 1. 7 per cent, to 2. 85 after 1,300 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. HSBC Holdings also lost five cents, or 0. 57 per cent, to close at 8. 65 after 4,366 traded. Meanwhile, BFampM Ltd improved by 10…

Hall Named Minor League Player Of The Month

Source: Bernews Baseball player Adam Hall has been named the Baltimore Orioles Minor League Player of the Month for August 2018. This follows after Hall went on a record breaking 19 game hitting streak, and also hit his 1st Home Run of the season. In the batting department Hall leads the team… Link:

Destructive report on dealing with Venezuelans

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Curacao violates the human rights of Venezuelans coming this way illegally in many areas. That became clear in a devastating report from human rights organization Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch has received credible reports from several sources who requested anonymity that government authorities are actively conducting immigration…

Three Legal Interns Finish Trainee Programme

Source: Bernews Appleby said they would like to congratulate Bermudians Amanda Burns, Laura Burns, and Alexis Haynes on “successfully completing the Appleby legal trainee programme and moving on to the next phase of their legal careers as Associates in the corporate practice group.” “The two-year trainee programme involves being called to the… Link:

Caines meets with National Crime Agency

Source: The Royal Gazette Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, met today with representatives of the National Crime Agency during his UK visit to promote Bermudas fintech business development. Mr Caines discussed investigation procedures for child sexual offences, and observed the child exploitation and online protection divisions threat leadership. .. Link: Caines

Education Ministry to engage GTU one more time

Source: Guyana Chronicle Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry, signaled that the Ministry of Education (MoE) may be moving to the arbitration stage in its dispute with the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU). The MoE and GTU are invited by the Ministry of Social Protection Department of Labour to another conciliation meeting tomorrow at 13:00hrs,…

Artwork from prisoners brightens City

Source: The Royal Gazette Murals created by Westgate inmates were installed today in the City of Hamilton as part of an ongoing beautification project. One inmate, who wished to remain anonymous, said that he and others had been pleased to take part in the art project to give back and make a contribution to…

6:00 Saint Lucia weather report

Source: St. Lucia News Online 6:00 PM WEATHER REPORT DATE: 05TH SEPTEMBER, 2018 FORECASTER: WEBSTER GAJADHAR PRESENT WEATHER AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS PARTLY CLOUDY AND HAZY. PRESENT WEATHER AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT IS PARTLY CLOUDY AND HAZY. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); PRESENT TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS 30 C OR 86 F. TODAY’S

Chapman Named GSC Freshman Of The Week

Source: Bernews After scoring in the past two games, Bermudian Judah Chapman — who plays for Spring Hill College — has been named the Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week. “The Devonshire, Bermuda native scored in his collegiate debut on Friday against Flagler College. His goal helped clinch a 2-0 season… Link:

Belco seeks views on grid code

Source: The Royal Gazette Belco is inviting the public to give their views on its proposed grid code. Under its transmission, distribution and retail licence, the power utility is required to develop a grid code for approval by the Regulatory Authority. The grid code is intended to cover all material technical aspects associated with…

John McCain on Puerto Rico

Source: Puerto Rico Report The nation is remembering Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the war hero and statesman. in 2011, Senator McCain’s website carried this statement demonstrating his sentiments about Puerto Rico and island’s proud tradition of military service: “Senator McCain has great appreciation and respect for the people of Puerto Rico, including the nearly…

GB International Bazaar’s burnt Straw Market demolished

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Building and Development Services Department of The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Limited demolished the remnants of the previously burnt section of the International Bazaar’s Straw Market on Thursday, August 30th, 2018.  The memorable blaze that ripped through the market in March of this year, left at least a…

Nu-Iron withdraws bid for steel plant

Source: Newsday Nu-Iron Unlimited withdrew its US$20 million bid for the former Arcelor Mittal steel plant on Friday because of bureaucratic hold ups, Newsday has learnt. A source told Newsday the company, which had been waiting on approval from the Ministry of Finance for a foreign investor licence, had finally got fed… Link:

Cayman Islands unemployment falls to 5.3%

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Unemployment in the Cayman Islands has fallen to its lowest level since before the global economic crash, according to figures released by the Economic and Statistics Office on Wednesday. The Spring 2018 Labour Force Survey estimates that the overall unemployment rate is now at 3.4% (down from 4.1% this time…

Conoco waiting for Venezuela to pay US$2 billion settlement: CEO

Source: Curacao Chronicle U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips is still awaiting payment from Venezuela on a US$2 billion arbitration settlement reached last month with the South American nation, Chief Executive Ryan Lance said on Wednesday. HOUSTON – U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips is still awaiting payment from Venezuela on a US$2 billion arbitration settlement reached…

Unipet partners with Arrive Alive

Source: Newsday THE United Independent Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd (Unipet) and local road safety NGO Arrive Alive have teamed up to help make roads safer. Sharon Inglefield, president of Arrive Alive, was presented with a $46,000 cheque by Unipet’s chief operating officer Kirt Hills to help with programmes for the road safety… Link:

Sundiata opens Wet Season

Source: Newsday THE 101 Art Gallery opens it’s Wet Season with the exhibition of new works by well-known Caribbean artist, Sundiata. Wet Season opens on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and runs to September 19 at 84 Woodford Street in Newtown. Sundiata uses the picture making process in order to… Link:

Gov’t, GTU to resume talks tomorrow

Source: Stabroek News The government and the GTU  are to resume discussions tomorrow under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Protection in a bid to end the teachers strike that has roiled the new school year since Monday. Link: Gov’t, GTU to resume talks tomorrow

Trump denies he discussed assassination of Syria’s Assad

Source: iNews Guyana WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump denied Wednesday having discussed wanting to kill Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, a key claim in a new book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward. “That was never even contemplated,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office as he met with the…

Money laundering in Curaçao via ING accounts

Source: Curacao Chronicle THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – A Curaçao company has laundered 150 million euros via an ING bank account. The bank account was fed with around 150 million euros with card credits for four years. The Dutch financial investigation team FIOD found that ING did not sufficiently know and control the Curaçao…

September Independence event schedules

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Many events are scheduled throughout September to celebrate the St. Kitts and Nevis Independence Day. A list of upcoming events during September are listed below. Sunday, Sept 9 Appreciation Service For Sanitation Workers (Apostolic Faith Church, Basseterre) Under 20 Independence 20/20 – (Warner Park) 7:00 p.m.) East Basseterre

Appleby recruits complete trainee programme

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudians Amanda Burns, Laura Burns, and Alexis Haynes have completed the Appleby legal trainee programme and are moving on to the next phase of their legal careers as associates in the corporate practice group. The two-year trainee programme involves being called to the Bermuda Bar and completing four, six-month seats…

Vera Watkins Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Source: Bahamas Weekly Vera Watkins was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Vera Watkins Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Local lawyer to chair transplant council

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following the recent implementation of the Human Tissue Transplant Law, paving the way for local organ donations and transplants, the government has now appointed the council to oversee the new area of medical practice. Local attorney Gina Berry has been appointed as the chair of the Human Tissue Transplant…

Florence 10.30am update Now Category 3

Source: The Royal Gazette Florence has become the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. The storm was upgraded to a Category 3 this morning, with maximum sustained winds of 120mph. At 6am today, its nearest point of approach to Bermuda within the next 72 hours was forecast to be 673 miles to…

Sport Scoreboard, September 5, 2018

Source: The Royal Gazette For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Link: Sport Scoreboard, September 5, 2018

HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE TO DETER GANG VIOLENCE IN THE CITY

Source: The Reporter A declaration of emergency proclamation has been issued by the government, and there is now a larger than usual police presence and crime prevention effort has been activated in Belize Link: HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE TO DETER GANG VIOLENCE IN THE CITY

CCRIF SPC welcomes St. Maarten to the facility

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce that St. Maarten has joined CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility), purchasing coverage for tropical cyclones, earthquakes and excess rainfall. St. Maarten joined the Facility on September 1 as a late entrant this policy year

Pride staff undergo training

Source: The Royal Gazette Staff members at drug prevention charity Pride have undergone an international training course to empower Bermudas children to make healthy decisions. Lisa Brewster, Marina Sousa and Samantha Smith completed the Affiliate Trainer course for the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies Programme and are now qualified to train school. .. Link:

Export app links Bajan goods to diaspora

Source: Barbados Today Five computer coders who called themselves Team Esoteric have come up with an app to help export Barbadian goods to the diaspora. They were among four teams set the challenge of “optimizing shipping and logistics to connect Bajan products with diaspora markets” in a 36-hour Blue Flame Challenge hackathon organized…

Durhager joins Somers board

Source: The Royal Gazette Peter Durhager has joined the Somers Ltd board of directors. The financial-services holding company that owns Bermuda Commercial Bank also announced in a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange today that Duncan Saville is to retire from the board next year. Mr Durhager is chairman of Ascendant Group, owner of…

Polyclinics to close early for staff meetings

Source: Nation Newspaper The Winston Scott Polyclinic at Jemmotts Lane, St Michael, will close early on Friday, September 7, to facilitate a staff meeting. On Monday, September 10, a staff meeting at the David Thompson Health… Link: Polyclinics to close early for staff meetings

BTA Release “Out Here” Fall Guide For Visitors

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has released its new “Out Here” Fall Guide, with the publication featuring topics ranging from Bermuda’s food culture and holiday traditions to listings of seasonal events, tours and excursions. A spokesperson said, “A fresh, seasonal visitors guide from the Bermuda Tourism Authority debuted this week.… Link:

Barbadian labour project in line for IDB award

Source: Barbados Today Barbados is among only four countries in the hemisphere – and the only one in the Caribbean – to have made the finals of a first-ever innovation award for a development project. The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Superheroes of Development Award will go to either Barbados, Peru, Colombia or Honduras…

Plane carrying sick passengers lands at JFK airport

Source: St. Lucia News Online (WABC) – Emergency crews are responding to JFK Airport after a jetliner carrying a number of passengers described as seriously ill landed at JFK International Airport. Emirates Flight 203, an Airbus A380, arrived from Dubai at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday after declaring a medical emergency. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Peter Durhager Joins Somers Board Of Directors

Source: Bernews In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [“BSX”], Somers Limited a financial services investment holding company, announced that Peter Durhager has agreed to join the Somers’ Board of Directors. The filing stated: “Mr. Durhager is a non-executive director of Harrington Re and F&G Re and was formerly the President of… Link:

Schotte only one step away from imprisonment

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Attorney-General at the Supreme Court has come to the conclusion that there is no reason to question the conviction in appeal by the Court in Willemstad of former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte. In his advice to the Supreme Court published yesterday, the Attorney-General concludes that the cassation…

For the love of sports

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Whilst there are no shortage of priority areas that have and are currently affecting our island home, I feel compelled to step out of my normal peripheral observatory to speak on a matter that I have direct involvement in civically; that of Sports Development

Sagicor General’s ‘sweet 16’ in the pink

Source: Barbados Today Property and auto insurer Sagicor General has marked its 16th straight year at the top of the international ratings for its financial health, the ratings agency A.M. Best has announced. A.M. Best again set both the company’s financial rating and a second long-term issuer credit rating of A-minus, or “excellent”. “The…

16 firms now ‘export-ready – BIDC

Source: Barbados Today More than a dozen manufacturing and services firms can now declare themselves export-ready after a four-month training course organized by the state export promoter. A Government statement said 16 companies are to graduate from the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation’s (BIDC) Export-Readiness Programme (ERP). They are to receive their Certificates…

Judge pleads not guilty to DUI charge

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – High Court judge, Kevin Ramcharan will re-appear in court on October 18 after he pleaded not guilty to driving under influence three months ago. Justice Ramcharan appeared before Magistrate… Link: Judge pleads not guilty to DUI charge

Zane DeSilva To Host Back To School Event

Source: Bernews Southampton East MP Zane DeSilva will be hosting his 12th annual Back to School event tomorrow [Sept 6] from 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Southampton Rangers, and everyone is invited to attend the event, which is set to feature games, face painting, food, fun castles, school supplies, extreme sports games, and more.… Link:

BELCO Grid Code Consultation To Begin

Source: Bernews Today [Sept 5], BELCO begins its consultation process relating to its proposed Grid Code. “Under BELCO’s transmission, distribution and retail licence, BELCO is required to develop a Grid Code for approval by the Regulatory Authority in consultation with sectoral participants and sectoral providers who are liable to be materially affected by… Link:

Renewable energy powers Verdun House

Source: Barbados Today The Substance Abuse Foundation, which operates drug treatment facilities at Verdun House and Marina House in St. John, has embraced renewable energy as it seeks to sustain its operations in the long term. Chief Executive Officer Marietta Carrington said while the organization receives 60 per cent of its financing from…

Cops to maintain presence at key intersections

Source: Jamaica Star Commanding Officer for the Traffic and Highway Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, says the police will be maintaining a presence at traffic lights in the Corporate Area during peak hours… Link: Cops to maintain presence at key intersections

Haiti – Diaspora : Formal and informal transfers in Haiti

Source: Haiti Libre For the month of July 2017, the amount of remittances from the Haitian diaspora living in Chile totaled 8.74 million US dollars just behind the United States (115 million)… Link: Haiti – Diaspora : Formal and informal transfers in Haiti

‘Small Fire In Engine Compartment Of A Bus’

Source: Bernews The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] confirmed that there was a “small fire in the engine compartment of a bus” on Monday evening, saying that the 15 passengers on board were “evacuated without incident,” and added that the DPT “will implement additional maintenance measures to ensure this does not happen again.”… Link:

Nicaragua’s VP Rosario Murillo Speaks

Source: Havana Times The following is for our readers who may support the government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo in its effort to squash the civic rebellion in Nicaragua but who are unable to read (in Spanish) the daily noon time speeches of Murillo. In this segment of her speech on Monday…

Latin American states to accept Venezuela expired papers

Source: iNews Guyana Eleven Latin American countries say that they have agreed to allow Venezuelans leaving their homeland to enter their countries even if their travel documents have expired. More than 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the country’s hyperinflation and severe shortages. But many do not have valid passports because renewing them can…

Florence becomes hurricane as it heads towards Bermuda

Source: iNews Guyana HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Meteorologists have told residents and tourists in Bermuda to remain vigilant into next week after Tropical Storm Florence strengthened to become the Atlantic season’s third hurricane on Tuesday. The Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) said Florence was 1,629 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and moving west-northwest across the…

CIG buys former Scotia building for court

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Court officials have confirmed that the government has purchased the Scotia complex on Cardinal Avenue in downtown George Town. The sale was reportedly completed on Friday and is part of a larger scheme for new court facilities, but in the meantime it will facilitate the short-term needs of the…

Trump’s chief-of-staff calls him ‘idiot’, book claims

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Donald Trump’s chief-of-staff, General John Kelly, has repeatedly referred to the US president as an “idiot”, it has been claimed. The assertion is made in the latest book on the inner workings of the Trump administration, which paints an unflattering picture of the president’s relationship with members of his…

Antigua: No bail for elderly man accused of sex crime

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  Jail is where a 70-year-old man was sent yesterday on remand following a magistrate’s refusal to grant his application for bail on a charge of indecent assault on a minor. The man, who cannot be named due to legal restrictions, allegedly committed the crime of indecent assault on a…

Delay in paying sugar workers severance would have seen Govt officials jailed in Canada- Unifor

Source: iNews Guyana By Samuel Sukhnandan Canada’s largest Private Sector trade union, Unifor, has expressed deep concerns over Government’s handling of the sugar industry, particularly when it comes to ensuring that dismissed sugar workers are given their severance package in full. Director for Human Rights and International Department at Unifor, Mohamad Alsadi, told…

Home of Stanleytown teacher burglarised

Source: iNews Guyana A teacher of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice who opted not to strike had her home burglarised on Tuesday morning. Police say that there was no forced entry but the mother of three is insisting that some means was used to open her door while she was asleep. According to Tolia…

Nationwide GTU strike continues

Source: Guyana Times …as parents’ concerns over absent teachers grow Teachers across the nation once again participated in the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) nationwide strike as they continue to demand a salary increase. The teachers who gathered in front the Education Ministry on Tuesday told reporters that they will remain on strike for…

Essequibo Coast farmer killed by alleged drunken driver

Source: Guyana Times Poultry farmer Kevon Tacourdeen of Lot 9, Dry Shore, Essequibo Coast was reportedly riding motorcycle CH 4268 east along the northern carriageway of the Dead: Kevon Tacourdeen Fairfield Public Road, Essequibo Coast on Monday at about 17:30h, when he was struck by motor pick-up GEE 1179, which allegedly was negotiating…

Ram cites Petrotrin’s failure as corruption, inefficiencies

Source: Guyana Times …warns Guyana Govt to consider this before deciding to use Petrotrin Now that the suggestion is being touted that the Guyana Government should consider partnering with neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) to utilise its oil refinery (Petrotrin) and save that facility from total collapse, outspoken social activist and chartered accountant…

PM CHECKS OUT BEACHES RESORT

Source: Jones Bahamas A new resort could be on tap for a family island, as Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis is set to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands tomorrow to inspect the popular Beaches Resort.  Beaches is part of the Sandals brand, and according to Press Secretary, Anthony Newbold, the government’s considering…

Gov’t Demonizes Gaming Bosses, Says Davis

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Phillip Davis said the estimated $8 million the government stands to lose in gaming taxes suggests that the country’s in deeper budgetary challenges. According to Mr. Davis,  that is   what he makes of the figure Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest admitted and  that…

MORE BAHAMIANS QUALIFY FOR GOV’T LOTS

Source: Jones Bahamas Just last week, Minister of Environment and Housing, Romauld Ferreria, confirmed that only 15 percent of those who applied for the affordable housing lots qualified. However, Press Secretary, Anthony Newbold, yesterday said that was early information and since then, things have changed. “First of all let’s start with this initiative,…

Man gunned down on Plantol Street

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are investigating the country’s 66th homicide.  According to reports, shortly after 6:00 yesterday morning a male was discovered unresponsive in a vehicle on Plantol Street off East Street with apparent gunshot wounds to his body. Emergency medical personnel confirmed the man to be dead on the scene. Police are…

LAWYERS SEVER TIES WITH GOV’T

Source: Jones Bahamas Lawyers on the government’s legal team parted ways with the Office of the Attorney General due “a difference in legal opinion”, but Attorney General Carl Bethel indicated yesterday that the government has no intention of throwing in the towel in an action over shanty town dwellings. These prominent lawyers, Harvey…

Man accused of illegally selling rat poison

Source: Antigua Observer A 34-year-old man accused of illegally operating a pharmaceutical retail business in St. John’s was denied bail yesterday in the St. John’s Magistrates’ Court and remanded to prison. Juan Carlos Salazar Tolentino of the Dominican Republic was charged for operating a pharmacy without the appropriate licence. The accused, whose immigration…

Public transportation

Source: Guyana Chronicle THERE have been loud calls for government to increase or enact regulations to bring order to some chaotic sections of society and improve safety conditions for citizens. Most recently, those suggestions have focused on the operations of public transportation systems. While those proposals have merit, regulations and their stringent enforcement…

The St Andrew’s bi-centennial celebrations

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor LAST Sunday, after the event held at the Pan African Gardens, Merriman Mall, one citizen contended that except for the President, and perhaps, the prime minister, our top officials and administrators seem to have little understanding about (i) Our independence struggles (1763 – 1966) (ii) The political ravages…

The name Clement Edwards Nathaniel Nichols was omitted

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, MY attention was drawn to an article in the Monday, September 3, 2018 edition of the Guyana Chronicle, headlined: ‘Bringing joy through music — celebrating 160 years of the Guyana Police Force Band’s legacy.’ As I perused the article, I searched over and over again for any mention…

Destruction of museum in Brazil has lessons for Guyana

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor THE recent destruction of the National Museum in Brazil has many lessons for us in Guyana. From reports, the historical repository suffered from successive governments’ financial neglect, making it vulnerable and a “tragedy foretold.” We would do well to take the lessons from this tragedy, for when an…

GAWU against sale of sugar lands

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, THE September 02 Guyana Times reports that President David Granger, at his press conference on August 31, said in relation to lands taken out of sugar would be “…first subjected to the jurisdiction of a State Land Sales Commission…” The President went on to say that “[t]he idea…

Ex-GDF captain to face trial over murder of partner

Source: Stabroek News Orwain Sandy, the former Guyana Defence Force captain who is charged with murdering his partner was yesterday committed to stand trial for the crime. Link: Ex-GDF captain to face trial over murder of partner

Man gets seven years for fish shop killing

Source: Stabroek News A 39-year-old man was yesterday sentenced to seven years behind bars for the unlawful killing of another man, whom he fatally stabbed during a scuffle at the White Castle Fish Shop in Georgetown. Link: Man gets seven years for fish shop killing

Vildo Westby, 30, charged with murder

Source: Amandala News Westby had fled Belize, but was found in Vera Cruz, Mexico BELIZE CITY, Mon. Sept. 3, 2018– A police manhunt that lasted over 18 months came to an end yesterday when Mexican authorities in Vera Cruz, Mexico, found Vildo Lorenzo […] Link: Vildo Westby, 30, charged with murder

Sherris Stringham, 67, found dead

Source: Amandala News Sadly, her decomposing body was found under a bridge in Steadfast STEADFAST, Stann Creek District, Mon. Sept. 3, 2018– The search for Sherris Stringham, 67, an American national who was living in Hopkins, Stann Creek District, and who has been […] Link: Sherris Stringham, 67, found dead

UDP votes “no” to CCJ’s $95 million order

Source: Amandala News PUP walk out of House before vote; the $95 million grew from a $33 million Belize Bank loan in March 2007, to UHS, a private company BELMOPAN, Fri. Aug. 31, 2018– The history-making House of Representatives meeting in which area […] Link: UDP votes “no” to CCJ’s million order

Kulture Yabra wins National Over-40 Football Championship

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Sept. 3, 2018– The Football Federation of Belize’s (FFB) National Over-40 Football Tournament 2018 concluded yesterday at the MCC Grounds, where Kulture Yabra Veterans claimed the championship, after securing a 2-1 victory over former champions, San Pedro […] Link: Kulture Yabra wins National Over-40 Football Championship

Healing TT of violence

Source: Newsday IT IS often said, almost to the point of being cliche, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But does it take a village to heal a nation and prevent violence? To Elder Associates Ltd it does. As the service organisation gets set to celebrate 25 years, it will… Link:

WAPA to Resume Disconnections for Non-Payment

Source: St. John Source WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer Beginning this month, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will resume disconnections. Of particular importance to WAPA are those customers who have not made any payments over the last three billing periods, according to a press release issued Tuesday by WAPA. “Due to the…

TT footballers yet to train in Spain

Source: Newsday THE TT men’s football team is yet to have a training session in Spain, ahead of tomorrow’s friendly international against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Girona. Acording to a media release from the TT Football Association (TTFA), the team, under the guidance of coach Dennis Lawrence, were scheduled to… Link:

Calypso Girls coach pleads for assistance

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE TT’s netball senior team head coach Wesley “Pepe” Gomes is pleading for assistance and is hopeful that better days are ahead for his team especially after their recent successes. TT retained their Americas Federation Netball Association title on Sunday with a 65-51 victory over Barbados, which meant that… Link:

SBA Surety Bond Program Helps USVI Small Businesses Gain Access to Contract Bonding

Source: St. John Source U.S. Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office has announced that eight US-based surety companies are licensed to provide SBA-guaranteed contract surety bonds to small businesses in the Virgin Islands, expanding contract bonding access to small businesses throughout the region and…

Probe launched into court bomb scares

Source: Jamaica Star The authorities say they are looking into recent reports surrounding at least two recent incidents of bomb scares at two parish courts, which have resulted in disrupted proceedings and forced adjournment. Information reaching our news team is that… Link: Probe launched into court bomb scares

At last! – Windrush Generation finally in line for compensation

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Come next month, just over 500,000 Commonwealth-born people residing in the United Kingdom, including thousands of Jamaicans, could be in line to receive compensation.This is part of the proposed recompense scheme to help redress the impact on the… Link: At last! – Windrush Generation finally in line for compensation

Schoolboy Richie serving 10 years in US prison

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Errol Cliff Richards, the once-feared Jamaican policeman popularly known as ‘Schoolboy Richie’, is now serving a 10-year prison sentence in the United States (US) after he admitted before a judge that he was part of a syndicate that attempted to… Link: Schoolboy Richie serving 10 years in US prison

Reid pleased with Tarrant's PEP readiness

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Tarrant Primary School in St Andrew has convinced Education Minister Ruel Reid that it is set and ready to attack the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) this school year, following a visit to the institution yesterday.”Tarrant was one of the schools that… Link: Reid pleased with Tarrant’s PEP readiness

Shaw's decision bad for business – PSOJ

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Ambassador Derick Heaven has welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw that he intends to reimpose the tax on processed (granulated) sugar, which is used as a vital ingredient in a wide and diverse range of manufacturing processes… Link: Shaw’s decision bad for business – PSOJ

China Harbour to redesign MoBay's North and South gullies

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Horace Chang, Member of Parliament (MP) for North West St James, said the government has engaged the services of China Harbour Engineering Company Limited to redesign the drainage system in Montego Bay to prevent further flooding…. Link: China Harbour to redesign MoBay’s North and South gullies

Security tight

Source: Nation Newspaper  River terminal monitored by cameras  Security will be a prime focus in the new Constitution River Terminal, with a major feature being high-definition (HD) cameras. In addition, more cameras will… Link: Security tight

New beach signs erected but access issue rolls on

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The newly formed Public Lands Commission has begun rolling out beach access signs across Grand Cayman as part of efforts to address issues concerning beach access. This includes owners of oceanfront homes continuing to deter the public from using beaches in front of their property. Local activist groups are…

A Parallel Audit: One for Shyne and One for NICH

Source: Channel 5 Belize A game at which two can play seems to be the direction that the tiff between Music Ambassador Shyne Barrow and besieged NICH President Sapna Budhrani is headed.  Budhrani’s suspension came into effect on Monday, however, a formal review of the expenditure of funds made available to the Office of…

Shyne Says His Beef with Sapna is Not Personal

Source: Channel 5 Belize Shyne Barrow According to Shyne Barrow, the spat between himself and Sapna Budhrani is not a personal vendetta being carried out against her.  Likewise, he told the media this morning that the disagreement has very little, if nothing to do with the allocation of monies to his office, since funds…

Hit for six

Source: Nation Newspaper Make that six losses in a row for the Barbados Tridents. After five successive defeats on home soil at Kensington Oval, they went on the road last night but still could not break their losing streak…. Link: Hit for six

Guinea Grass Villager Crushed and Killed by Cement Mixer

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jeffrey Hernandez Twenty one year old Guinea Grass villager, Jeffrey Hernandez, died a horrible and painful death on Monday night. Hernandez, a well-known football player in his home village, was working at AP Enterprise Cement Block factory on mile four of the George Price Highway when he was mangled by…

Let’s fight as one!

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is urging the Caribbean’countries to fight their common problems together rather than battle adversity on their own. Limited access to capital by Caribbean people and… Link: Let’s fight as one!

Photo Set #3: Bermuda Celebrates Labour Day

Source: Bernews People gathered at Union Square yesterday [Sept 3] to join in Labour Day celebrations. This year’s theme was ‘Progress to a Fairer Bermuda’. The day started with the Labour Day Road Races and Labour Day speeches with various Labour Leaders and Government Ministers addressing the gathered crowd, including representatives from… Link:

T&T: Catholic priest attacked, robbed

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  THIEVES demanding cash and valuables from a priest threatened to cut off his feet during a robbery at his home early Sunday. Brandishing a knife and a cutlass the three criminals threatened father Jose Marie Thekkekutte, and accused him of lying when he told them he did not large…

United we stand

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley this morning warned Barbados and its regional neighbours that united they would stand, divided they would fall in the face of recurring threats to their financial services sectors. Addressing the sixth special meeting of the Council for Finance… Link: United we stand

Waste haulers offer Govt free garbage pick-up

Source: Barbados Today As garbage continues to pile up around the country due to the chronic shortage of garbage trucks, five private waste haulers are offering a lending hand to Government’s clean up efforts. The truckers, Jose Y Jose, Project Recycle, Williams Tools, Garbage Master and Forde Trucking and Bob Cat Services, said…

Financial cops warn of investment scam

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is investigating reports of a fraudulent investment company said to be based in the Cayman Islands which is targeting investors in New Zealand.  The FCU said several people have already lost money to this scam, including one who lost more that US$20,000. The police warned anyone…

Final sign off

Source: Barbados Today For decades Carson Small touched lives through his radio programmes, his voluntary efforts and his dedicated ministry. Though blind, he saw the good in people and encouraged everyone he encountered to “put your hand in something clean”. Today, as those who knew him best turned up to bid a final…

Life lessons from Nike and Kaepernick

Source: Barbados Today Colin Kaepernick is an American football quarterback who rose to national and international recognition in 2016. Colin chose to kneel on one knee during the pre-game rendition of the United States national anthem. This action was his protest against racial injustices in the United States. Kaepernick is regarded as a…

Abrahams warns of tough action to bring BWA in line

Source: Barbados Today Expect “toes to be stepped on and some eggs cracked”! This stern warning today from Minister of Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams as the Mia Mottley-led Government moves to address inefficiencies at the state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA). Speaking to Barbados TODAY against the backdrop of the sudden resignation of Chief…

WHO warning over global lack of exercise

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  Very little progress has been made in reducing levels of inactivity worldwide, experts have warned. A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion – are not doing enough physical exercise, a figure that has barely improved since 2001. Inactivity raises the risk of…

Utility regulator appoints more bosses

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): J. Paul Morgan, the first CEO of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg), has left office after just over 18 months on the job and the board of directors has now appointed two people to act in the post while a recruitment process to fill the CEO post is undertaken.…

Several homeless following Sophia fire

Source: Guyana Chronicle A family of six is now homeless after a mentally ill man allegedly lit afire their ‘D’ Field,Sophia home late Tuesday afternoon. When the Guyana Chronicle arrived at the scene the inferno was already contained by fire fighters from the Guyana Fire Service. The fire was first observed around 16:00…

T&T: Judge pleads not guilty to DUI charge

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:– HIGH Court judge Justice Kevin Ramcharan has entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Justice Ramcharan entered the plea when he made a reappearance in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court yesterday, accused of committing the criminal offence in…

Cayman Islands’ OFREG announces Acting CEOS 

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS; 4 September 2018 The Board of Directors of OfReg, the multi-sector regulator of the Cayman Islands, have appointed Mr Duke Munroe and Mr Gregg Anderson as Acting CEO’s on a rotational basis until a permanent CEO is appointed.  The appointment mimics the Co-CEO model which is…

The Publisher speaks: Peacock

Source: Cayman Eye News Owing to Colin not being available most of today I have been asked to sit in his space. I, of course, am submitting to you one of my poems. This tells in rhyme a 100 per cent true story and was written some years ago when my dear sister, Eulene,…

Sammy on board

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-  ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Daren Sammy, one of St Lucia’s most prolific international sports stars will join the Windies Ambassador Programme to lend his support to the Windies Women for the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20. Sammy, captain of the winning West Indies teams for the 2012 and 2016…

Government buys Scotia building for court space

Source: Cayman Compass Government has purchased the former headquarters of Scotiabank and Trust in George Town and plans to use the office building for much-needed additional court space. Link: Government buys Scotia building for court space

OfReg appoints acting dual CEOs

Source: Cayman Compass The Utility Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg, announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Duke Munroe and Gregg Anderson to serve as “Acting CEOs on a rotational basis” until a new CEO is appointed permanently. Link: OfReg appoints acting dual CEOs

Walking the Seven Mile beat

Source: Cayman Compass They may have the most beautiful beat in the world, but Seven Mile Beach’s new community police officers say there is serious business to attend to at Cayman’s busiest tourist hot spot. Link: Walking the Seven Mile beat

Issues Impacting Lives Of CARICOM Citizens Get Attention

Source: St. Lucia Times CARICOM Today:-  CARICOM Finance and Planning Ministers were meeting in Barbados Tuesday to advance a number of development initiatives geared towards enhancing the use and operation of the Single Market and Economy. It is the sixth Special Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) and was convened under the…

Six pit bull mix seized from West Bay owner

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following several complaints from residents in West Bay about being attacked by ferocious dogs on the loose in the district community beat police officers joined forces last week with the Animal Welfare and Control Unit at the Department of Agriculture and paid a visit to the owner of the…

Education officials find new home in Hamilton

Source: The Royal Gazette Education staff have found a new temporary home, it was announced this evening. A Government spokeswoman said that the Ministry and Department of Education headquarters had been relocated to 44 Church Street in Hamilton. She added that telephone service and e-mail were both operational at the new offices. The announcement.…

Bermuda Boccia Players Current World Rankings

Source: Bernews All but one category saw changes to the top five ranked players as the Boccia International Sports Federation released their new world rankings following the 2018 World Championships in Liverpool. Steve Wilson is ranked 39th in the World in the BC 4 Division, he is also ranked 10th in the… Link:

Butterfield gains, Devonshire dips on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank shares gained 0. 3 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The bank closed up 15 cents at 52. 15 as 1,157 shares changed hands. Butterfields US-listed shares fell 23 cents, or 0. 4 per cent in New York, to close on 52. 61. Devonshire Industries, owner of…

Twelve weeks in, no answers in Choudhury probe

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Officials from the UK remained silent this week as the investigation into allegations made against Governor Anwar Choudhury by office and household staff rolled into the third month. Twelve weeks into the probe, Matthew Forbes, who heads the governor’s office, said that he had no further updates on the…

Terceira & Lopes Conclude In Netherlands

Source: Bernews Bermudian equestrians Jillian Terceira and Tyler Lopes concluded competing in the Rider Club Asten International Horse Jumping event in the Netherlands. Terceira competed in the 1.20m in Two Phases M Class riding Mia, they finished 11th. The pair clocked a Clear First Phase time of 46.05, they would then clock… Link:

BCB cancel Super 8 tournament

Source: The Royal Gazette The inaugural Super 8 Festival Weekend has been cancelled because of a lack of interest in the two-day event from the local clubs. The BCB had hoped to generate an environment much like the Eastern Counties, offering plots for purchase for 100 for both days of the tournament, which was…

Results: BTA Labour Day Home Triathlon Event

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Triathlon Association held their Labour Day Home Event in Harrington Sound. Geoff Smith and Laura Norman won the Senior Division, which saw competitors cover a distance of 750m swim, 18.4k bike and 4.7k run. Smith recorded a time of 1:00.09; he came out of the water in a… Link:

Teachers vow to continue protests for as long as it takes

Source: iNews Guyana As the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU)-fronted strike continues, teachers are vowing to protest for as long as it takes for them to gain improved wages. They supported their union’s action to protest for improved wages in the 40 per cent range with some citing rising living expenses. Nevertheless, according to…

30 Minute Video: Sept 4 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:

Police report two boats running aground

Source: The Royal Gazette Three women were treated for minor injuries after a boat ran aground on Monday night in the Great Sound. Marine police were dispatched to a half-submerged boat in the waters near Pearl Island, according to a spokesman. Two private vessels had already taken four people, believed to have been on…

Woman survives shooting incident in Sophia

Source: Guyana Chronicle Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Stacey Ann Robinson, 39, which occurred  around 09:10hrs on Wednesday at Sophia. According to the police , Robinson of Lot 315 ‘B’ Field Sophia, Georgetown was standing at a junction at ‘B’ Field Sophia when two identifiable males approached her. Police said one…

Coaches receive Scars certificates

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Football Association and the Bermuda Football Coaches Association are collaborating with Saving Children and Revealing Secrets Scars to help safeguard the youth of Bermuda. The BFAs coach-licensing policy, which came into effect last month, requires all coaches to have completed Scars training to help reduce the risk of.…

Sophia woman shot by armed duo, motive unclear

Source: iNews Guyana Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Stacey Ann Robinson, 39, of ‘B’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, which occurred about 09:10h on Monday at Sophia.   Their investigations revealed that the victim was standing at the junction of ‘B’ Field Sophia when two identifiable males approached…

Antigua: Elderly man accused of sex crime on minor

Source: St. Lucia News Online (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – A 70 year old man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 14 year old girl is now behind bars. He was denied bail this morning and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison at least until he could secure bail in the High Court. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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