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January 10, 2019

Archives for December 2018

Bermuda ready for 2019

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda is ringing in the new year with traditional celebrations across the island this evening. Bars, clubs and hotels from St Georges to Dockyard are… Link: Bermuda ready for 2019

Bermuda ready for 2019

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda is ringing in the new year with traditional celebrations across the island this evening. Bars, clubs and hotels from St Georges to Dockyard are… Link: Bermuda ready for 2019

Water taxi drive

Source: Nation Newspaper Water taxis could help ease the gridlock on Barbados’ streets, if plans for their operation this year materialise. Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds on Monday disclosed… Link: Water taxi drive

Be on guard!

Source: Nation Newspaper The labour movement in Barbados is sending a strong warning to Government and the private sector for 2019. In New Year messages, president of the… Link: Be on guard!

Not another dry Christmas, BWA chairman promises

Source: Barbados Today The problem of inconsistent water supply and, in some cases, dry taps which marred this year’s Yuletide celebrations for several northern communities will not recur… Link: Not another dry Christmas, BWA chairman promises

First Clue in Missing Anisha Young

Source: Channel 5 Belize As we close 2018 with this newscast, investigating officers might have a first clue in the murder of Anisha Young. The young woman has not… Link: First Clue in Missing Anisha Young

Pension plan deal

Source: Nation Newspaper After years of negotiations, a pension plan is in place for workers at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). BWA management and Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU)… Link: Pension plan deal

BWA unveils new pension plan

Source: Barbados Today After six years of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) putting pressure on the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), employees will finally be entitled to a pension… Link: BWA unveils new pension plan

Let the Haitians come

Source: Barbados Today A Haitian who has been living in Barbados from age seven, is appealing to Barbadians to give his fellow countrymen a chance following the eviction… Link: Let the Haitians come

Medical insurance a must for netball clubs

Source: Nation Newspaper All clubs participating in the 2019 Barbados Netball Association’s (BNA) competitions will be required to have medical insurance. And it’s something the clubs wanted. This… Link: Medical insurance a must for netball clubs

Best, Haywood still smashing on court

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadian squash players Meagan Best and Amanda Haywood are pursuing studies in the United States, but are still making their mark on the courts. The two… Link: Best, Haywood still smashing on court

Barbadians given more time for tax amnesty

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians have a few more days in which to take advantage of Government’s tax amnesty programme. The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) announced today that given… Link: Barbadians given more time for tax amnesty

Escape bid

Source: Barbados Today An attempted escape from Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds in St Philip has been foiled. This followed reports reaching Barbados TODAY that an inmate whose… Link: Escape bid

P.U.P.: Barrow’s Smoke & Mirrors Circus Act

Source: Channel 5 Belize So on the eve of the New Year, the P.U.C. has not responded to government’s objection to the increase of forty-three cents in electricity rates.… Link: P.U.P.: Barrow’s Smoke & Mirrors Circus Act

Rosita Armstrong is Knocked Down and Killed

Source: Channel 5 Belize The family of Rosita Armstrong is tonight mourning her death. The sixty-six-year-old Ladyville resident was knocked down and killed at around seven-thirty on Sunday night.… Link: Rosita Armstrong is Knocked Down and Killed

RTA Claims Life of Belize City Man

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was another fatality on the highway, this time in the south. A road traffic accident two days before the New Year claimed the life… Link: RTA Claims Life of Belize City Man

Top Stories of 2018

Source: Puerto Rico Report Many of the most popular stories at Puerto Rico Report in 2018 were the articles that answer questions and confusions a lot of Americans still… Link: Top Stories of 2018

30 Minute Video: Dec 31 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… Link: 30 Minute Video: Dec 31 ZBM Evening News

Jamaican On Gun, Ammo Charges Denied Bail

Source: St. Lucia Times A  Magistrate Monday denied bail to a Jamaican national who was charged for  possession of an unlicensed gun and ammunition. Orville Andrew Pernell, who is… Link: Jamaican On Gun, Ammo Charges Denied Bail

December 2018: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

Source: Bernews Providing our readers with a look at Bermuda’s natural beauty each morning, Bernews features a “Photo of the Day” in our email newsletters, on social media,… Link: December 2018: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

Weather Forecast For Tuesday January 1

Source: Bernews Tuesday, January 1 is expected to be partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon, with the high… Link: Weather Forecast For Tuesday January 1

Official Govt & Legal Notices For Dec 31st 2018

Source: Bernews The official Government and Legal notices for today [Dec 31] include Notice of Issue of Writ, Elections, and PATI Contracts valued $50,000 or more. Extraordinary… Link: Official Govt & Legal Notices For Dec 31st 2018

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT KILLS LADYVILLE WOMAN SUNDAY NIGHT

Source: The Reporter Just before 7:30pm Sunday night (December 30th.) a resident of Ladyville was knocked down and killed as she walked on the Phillip Goldson Highway near… Link: TRAFFIC ACCIDENT KILLS LADYVILLE WOMAN SUNDAY NIGHT

17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta, Exuma

Source: Bahamas Weekly 17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta for Class C Boats was held over the weekend in George Town, Exuma. The Cameron Williams Cup Race was the… Link: 17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta, Exuma

Sir Fenton’s remains for homeland, Guyana

Source: The Montserrat Reporter SIR Fenton Ramsahoye, QC,who died in Barbados on Thursday last week, will be cremated there and his remains taken to his homeland of Guyana.  … Link: Sir Fenton’s remains for homeland, Guyana

Thank You From Outgoing Human Rights Chair

Source: Bernews “On behalf of the outgoing Human Rights Commissioners who served from 2015-2018, I would like to express our thanks to the activists, human rights defenders… Link: Thank You From Outgoing Human Rights Chair

Zuiderdam Makes Inaugural Call at Port Castries

Source: St. Lucia Times On Sunday, December 30, 2018 Saint Lucia welcomed the inaugural call of the Zuiderdam at Port Castries. According to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA),… Link: Zuiderdam Makes Inaugural Call at Port Castries

Star batsman Blakeney dies of cancer

Source: The Royal Gazette Glenn Blakeney Jr, the hard-hitting and record-breaking batsman, has died after complications from a prolonged struggle with cancer. His father, Glenn Sr, the owner of… Link: Star batsman Blakeney dies of cancer

West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): William Ebanks, a 21-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested on Christmas Day following the fatal shooting of Darrington Ebanks (29) earlier that… Link: West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

ANISHA YOUNG – UPDATE- Dec. 31st. 2018

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Dec. 31st. Today, while speaking to the media, ASP Alejandro Cowo confirmed that the shallow grave located off the Maskall… Link: ANISHA YOUNG – UPDATE- Dec. 31st. 2018

Cayman lands on Dutch tax haven blacklist

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the Cayman Islands waits on confirmation that it has escaped blacklisting by the wider European Union, following the passage of new legislation just… Link: Cayman lands on Dutch tax haven blacklist

Breakthroughs and projects funding ready

Source: The Montserrat Reporter GoM ends the year ready to roll with continuing and new projects As a somewhat up and down year draws to a close, the government… Link: Breakthroughs and projects funding ready

Cops warn drivers to stay sober in NYE crackdown

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are planning to intensify their traffic operations on New Year’s Eve to crackdown on drunk drivers. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said that… Link: Cops warn drivers to stay sober in NYE crackdown

Beach Advisory for December 24-28

Source: St. John Source Shoy’s Beach, St. Croix The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly… Link: Beach Advisory for December 24-28

Hunt for person of interest after murder

Source: The Royal Gazette Police continue to search for a person of interest after a fatal shooting over the weekend, the head of the Bermuda Police Service said this… Link: Hunt for person of interest after murder

Zuiderdam makes Inaugural Call at Port Castries

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Sunday, December 30, 2018 Saint Lucia welcomed the inaugural call of the Zuiderdam at Port Castries. The Zuiderdam is the first of the Holland… Link: Zuiderdam makes Inaugural Call at Port Castries

The Cost Of LPG Decreases In New Fuel Price Adjustments

Source: St. Lucia Times The prices of LPG have decreased in the latest adjustments announced by the government, while the retail prices of gasoline (unleaded) and diesel remain unchanged.… Link: The Cost Of LPG Decreases In New Fuel Price Adjustments

Penalty Dramatics Decide Expansion Semis

Source: Bernews [Written by Patrick Bean] It took the drama of penalty kicks to settle the finalists for the BFA Expansion League Festive Tournament, however it was decided… Link: Penalty Dramatics Decide Expansion Semis

2018: The year in photos

Source: Newsday The last day of any year is usually one filled with reflection on things good and bad, on the highs, lows, accomplishments, and regrets. This… Link: 2018: The year in photos

Bermuda Sailors Conclude In Miami Regatta

Source: Bernews The 2018 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta came to an end off the shores of Miami, with Bermuda’s sailors wrapping up action. A total of… Link: Bermuda Sailors Conclude In Miami Regatta

Digicel Group CEO Alex Matuschka Dies At 47

Source: Bernews Digicel Group chief executive officer Alex Matuschka Von Greiffenclau has died at the age of 47, with his death taking place while on holiday in… Link: Digicel Group CEO Alex Matuschka Dies At 47

$35M Family Fun Park opens in Canje

Source: iNews Guyana The spanking new Outback Adventures Family Fun Park and Resort located at Gangaram, East Canje Berbice has officially opened its doors to the public. The… Link: M Family Fun Park opens in Canje

Calls for Govt to resign continue…

Source: iNews Guyana ….as WPO urges Govt to respect Constitution, set election date ….former President warns that instability threatens economy Both the Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO) and former… Link: Calls for Govt to resign continue…

Tivoli Drum Corps recruiting new members

Source: Jamaica Star The Tivoli Drum Corps and Drill Team is currently on a vigorous drive for recruits to start the new year. According to assistant director Desmond… Link: Tivoli Drum Corps recruiting new members

No claims for nearly $200-m lottery winning

Source: Jamaica Star Time is running out for the winners of two lottery games to collect a total of $191 million in prizes.Supreme Ventures has been seeking to… Link: No claims for nearly 0-m lottery winning

THE STAR in review: Top 10 stories of 2018

Source: Jamaica Star Throughout 2018, THE STAR has kept readers informed about happening in the country, delivering accurate, incisive and exciting content each day. As the year draws… Link: THE STAR in review: Top 10 stories of 2018

Deadly gunfight at wedding reception

Source: Jamaica Star The pastor who officiated at the wedding of Damion Omar Davis and Asheika Raven Williams has described the tragedy which unfolded at their wedding reception… Link: Deadly gunfight at wedding reception

Cops clamp down on Palisadoes blockers

Source: Jamaica Star If you are thinking about watching the fireworks on the Waterfront from the Palisadoes road, you may want to think twice about making that trip.… Link: Cops clamp down on Palisadoes blockers

Lots of choice for New Year’s celebrations

Source: Nation Newspaper Some Barbadians may be paying a pretty penny to bring in the New Year in style. From earlier this month and beyond some hotels and… Link: Lots of choice for New Year’s celebrations

Govt has lost legitimacy to govern – Former AG

Source: iNews Guyana Given the many arguments being put forward following the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly over a week ago, former Attorney General and Legal Affairs… Link: Govt has lost legitimacy to govern – Former AG

Father of 2 killed in hit and run

Source: iNews Guyana A father of two was in the wee hours of Sunday killed after he was struck down by a speeding car along the Supply Public… Link: Father of 2 killed in hit and run

Corentyne soldier fatally stabbed

Source: Stabroek News A Corentyne soldier was last evening fatally stabbed in Philippi Village, Corentyne. Dead is Lieutenant Mark Bagot, 26, of Philippi Village, Corentyne. Link: Corentyne soldier fatally stabbed

31 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News h 31 Dec Mon 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh… Link: 31 Dec Weather in Cayman

Teenager missing since September found

Source: Barbados Today Police report that 15-year-old Tammagn Caesar has been found more than three months after she was reported missing. Caesar of Collins, St Peter was reported… Link: Teenager missing since September found

Public urged to keep up plastics pressure

Source: The Royal Gazette An environmentalist has urged the public to pressure the Government to stick to its green promise to ban single-use plastic such as straws. The Progressive… Link: Public urged to keep up plastics pressure

Colts eye consolation cup title

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtDevonshire Colts 2 Somerset Trojans 2ltbgtColts won 4-1 on penaltiesIt was not the final Devonshire Colts wanted to reach the most, but coach Ray Jones… Link: Colts eye consolation cup title

Thoughts on what to expect in 2019

Source: The Royal Gazette We have a year and seven fretful months before the Democratic Partys national convention decides its nominee for president in July 2020. In the last… Link: Thoughts on what to expect in 2019

Digicels group CEO dies at 47

Source: The Royal Gazette Digicels group chief executive officer has died while on vacation in his native Germany. The Bermudian-domiciled international telecommunications company revealed that Alex Matuschka Von Greiffenclau… Link: Digicels group CEO dies at 47

Young family relaunch The Ledgelets

Source: The Royal Gazette John Young grew up surrounded by the tourism industry. Now, he and his wife, Alison, have fallen back in love with the business after they… Link: Young family relaunch The Ledgelets

iciHaiti – Disinformation : Denial of the Primature

Source: Haiti Libre In a note, the Primature « expresses its deepest indignation over a 'MEMO' circulating on social networks reporting a request for a bonus of one… Link: iciHaiti – Disinformation : Denial of the Primature

Review: 2018 Year In Sailing In Bermuda

Source: Bernews [Written by Patrick Bean] January Evans scuttles World Cup mission Rockal Evans cancels plans to compete in the 2018 World Cup Series through a lack of… Link: Review: 2018 Year In Sailing In Bermuda

Cyber attack hits US newspaper distribution

Source: Nation Newspaper A cyber attack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major United States newspapers, including ones owned… Link: Cyber attack hits US newspaper distribution

Opposition plans People’s Alliance

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The opposition leader has signaled the creation of a political alliance next year, which he hopes will increase participatory democracy. In his New Year’s… Link: Opposition plans People’s Alliance

Govt has lost legitimacy to govern – former AG

Source: Guyana Times No-confidence motion vote …proceeding with elections is best option Given the many arguments being put forward following the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly over… Link: Govt has lost legitimacy to govern – former AG

Wanted man gunned down in front of city hotel

Source: Guyana Times A man who was allegedly wanted by Canadian authorities was in the wee hours of Sunday killed execution style in front of a popular hotel… Link: Wanted man gunned down in front of city hotel

Father of 2 killed in hit and run

Source: Guyana Times A father of two was in the wee hours of Sunday killed after he was struck down by a speeding car along the Supply Public… Link: Father of 2 killed in hit and run

$35M Family Fun Park opens in Canje

Source: Guyana Times The spanking new Outback Adventures Family Fun Park and Resort located at Gangaram, East Canje Berbice has officially opened its doors to the public. The… Link: M Family Fun Park opens in Canje

New national park protects Saba’s precious nature, artifacts

Source: Saba News Protected animals species such as the Saba black iguana, the bridled quail-dove, the red-billed tropicbird, the Audubon shearwater, the brown trembler bird, the red-bellied racer… Link: New national park protects Saba’s precious nature, artifacts

Gov’t says to submit brief to Speaker on confidence vote

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Government yesterday announced that it will be submitting a  brief to the Speaker of the National Assembly ad-dressing the consequences of the December… Link: Gov’t says to submit brief to Speaker on confidence vote

Govt. mounts challenge to No-Confidence Motion

Source: Kaieteur News …Ramjattan says it needs 34 votes to be valid A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+ AFC) administration has announced its decision… Link: Govt. mounts challenge to No-Confidence Motion

Fugitive from Canada gunned down outside Rio Hotel

Source: Kaieteur News – brutal killing recorded on camera Sean Greene In what may be the first execution-style killing for the year, a 38-year-old man who is suspected… Link: Fugitive from Canada gunned down outside Rio Hotel

Pedalling with a mission

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE “No dream or goal is too high to achieve, it’s only hard to do until it’s done.” Teniel Campbell is pedalling away on… Link: Pedalling with a mission

PSV ‘unrest’

Source: Nation Newspaper It could be a rough start to the New Year for commuters across Barbados. That’s because a rallying call is being made to public service… Link: PSV ‘unrest’

$22m. tax haul

Source: Nation Newspaper More than $20 million has been collected via the Garbage and Sewage Contribution (GSC) since its introduction, with more than half going to the Sanitation… Link: m. tax haul

Ross ready to roll

Source: Nation Newspaper Students of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) say they are happy to be finally in Barbados. Several of them touched down at Grantley Adams… Link: Ross ready to roll

Better facilities

Source: Nation Newspaper At least three national sports associations are hoping to improve their facilities in the New Year. The Barbados Tennis Association, the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association… Link: Better facilities

Riley: Great year but still way to go

Source: Nation Newspaper   Though concious of the need to improve certain aspects of her game, national female table tennis champion Anthonette Riley is proud of her achievements… Link: Riley: Great year but still way to go

Bajans Help Haitians In Distress

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbadians have been urged to help fund return tickets for 15 Haitians who visited Barbados in search of a better life, but fell on hard… Link: Bajans Help Haitians In Distress

Firework display ignites bush fire at Flat Point

Source: Saba News The fire works display at Flat Point organised by the Public Entity was stopped in the middle of the event because of a bush fire… Link: Firework display ignites bush fire at Flat Point

2018: The year in cartoons

Source: Cayman Compass The Compass is pleased to publish the original work of two practitioners of this pointed and sometimes difficult craft – Caymanman (George Nowak) and Jake… Link: 2018: The year in cartoons

Hails: Fire officers mishandled airport landing

Source: Cayman Compass Government said on Friday that it will investigate a November incident where Cayman Islands Fire Service officers allegedly followed improper protocol for the landing of… Link: Hails: Fire officers mishandled airport landing

Those who left us in 2018

Source: Cayman Compass From treasure hunters and philanthropists to guitar pickers and astronomers, the Cayman Islands lost a myriad of talents and trailblazers in 2018. Link: Those who left us in 2018

Surf’s up at South Sound

Source: Cayman Compass Surfers in the Cayman Islands enjoyed a rare streak of board-worthy waves during the final days of 2018. Crowds flocked to South Sound to catch… Link: Surf’s up at South Sound

Police investigate shooting

Source: Barbados Today Police are at the scene of a shooting incident at Dalkeith Road, St Michael. Police Public Relations Officer Sargeant Michael Blackman says there are no… Link: Police investigate shooting

Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos Of 2018

Source: Bernews Aiming to give readers a look at news and events across the island, we posted hundreds of videos on YouTube over the past year, with… Link: Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos Of 2018

LIAT Announces Possible Delays Due To ‘Flow Control’

Source: St. Lucia Times LIAT has announced that several flights within its network may experience delays due to flow control restrictions. A notice on the  Caribbean airline’s official website… Link: LIAT Announces Possible Delays Due To ‘Flow Control’

2018 – A year of blood

Source: Newsday WHEN reigning Soca Monarch Aaron “Voice” St Louis dominated the airwaves this year with his hit song Year for Love, little did he know that… Link: 2018 – A year of blood

Business owners disappointed

Source: Barbados Today Store owners in The City, opened their businesses on Sunday for residents searching for outfits to attend Old Year’s Night parties, church, and other events.… Link: Business owners disappointed

Weather Forecast For Monday December 31

Source: Bernews Monday, December 31 is expected to partly cloudy, with the high to be near 20°C/68°F and the low to be near 17°C/62°F, according to Weather… Link: Weather Forecast For Monday December 31

Former Govt Minister Francis Vibert DeSouza dies

Source: iNews Guyana Former Amerindian Affairs Minister, Francis Vibert DeSouza died at this home in Eccles on Saturday evening. According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), De… Link: Former Govt Minister Francis Vibert DeSouza dies

Wells and QPR draw at home

Source: The Royal Gazette Nahki Wellss Queens Park Rangers were held to a goalless draw at home to Reading in the Sky Bet Championship yesterday. The stalemate leaves QPR… Link: Wells and QPR draw at home

Former West Indies Cricketer Honoured By The Queen

Source: St. Lucia Times Former West Indies batsman, Alvin Isaac Kallicharran ,was among several sports personalities, who were awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s New Year… Link: Former West Indies Cricketer Honoured By The Queen

Video: Police On Murder Of Ronniko Burchall

Source: Bernews [Updated] The police are holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 30] on the shooting of a 30-year-old man in St David’s. We will have… Link: Video: Police On Murder Of Ronniko Burchall

STB – Oban: Let's be transparent in 2019

Source: Bahamas Weekly With much consternation, we are learning that an EIA for the proposed Oban Industries has been completed, but will not at this time be made… Link: STB – Oban: Let's be transparent in 2019

Lewis Ends 2018 Ranked #1 In World In 100m

Source: Bernews After another exceptional year of competition, Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis will end this year holding the #1 world ranking in the women’s 100m T53, with her time… Link: Lewis Ends 2018 Ranked #1 In World In 100m

PM proposes new law for wannabe MPs

Source: The St. Lucia Star Kenny Anthony: It is anyone’s guess how he would react should three MPS move from Allen Chastanet to the other side following the debate of… Link: PM proposes new law for wannabe MPs

BELIZE CITY MAN PERISHES IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Marion Ali, Dec. 30th. A Belize City man was killed in a traffic accident early this morning on the Southern Highway. He is Cliff… Link: BELIZE CITY MAN PERISHES IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Levern Spencer ends the year on a high

Source: St. Lucia News Online Levern Spencer (SNO) — Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading high jumper, Levern Donaline Spencer, will be the presumptive favourite to win a record 15th… Link: Levern Spencer ends the year on a high

Former Guyana government minister dies

Source: St. Lucia News Online Vibert DeSouza (CMC) – The former Minister of Amerindian Affairs Francis Vibert DeSouza died at this home here on Saturday. In addition to being the… Link: Former Guyana government minister dies

Women killed after car slams into bus shed

Source: iNews Guyana Two women were killed on Saturday afternoon at Marudi Public Road Soesdyke-Linden Highway after a car slammed into a bus shed. Dead are Melva Lucus,… Link: Women killed after car slams into bus shed

CHTA president optimistic about future of region’s tourism

Source: St. Lucia News Online Patricia Affonso-Dass (CMC) – President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Patricia Affonso-Dass, has expressed optimism about the future of the region’s tourism… Link: CHTA president optimistic about future of region’s tourism

FOCUS is fulfilling needs under the sun

Source: The St. Lucia Star No doubt about it the two youngsters were delighted to receive presents from Levern Spencer. We often hear of Levern Spencer’s exploits in high jump… Link: FOCUS is fulfilling needs under the sun

Footballers Gearing For Finals On New Year’s Day

Source: Bernews [Written by Patrick Bean] The four teams involved in the New Year’s Day Friendship and Shield finals each enter with great vision and aspiration to emerge… Link: Footballers Gearing For Finals On New Year’s Day

Springlands man gunned down in front of Forshaw St hotel

Source: Stabroek News The Police say they are investigating the murder of Sean Allister O’Brien Greene, 37, of Alberttown and #78 Village, Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice which occurred about… Link: Springlands man gunned down in front of Forshaw St hotel

Last Call for Bananas

Source: The St. Lucia Star According to a recent Winfresh report, sales for Saint Lucian bananas in the United Kingdom will be greatly reduced in 2019. Almost a week ago,… Link: Last Call for Bananas

Bangladesh opposition demand new vote

Source: Barbados Today BBC – Bangladesh’s opposition has condemned what it has called a “farcical” election and demanded a new vote. Early results show Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s… Link: Bangladesh opposition demand new vote

RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants

Source: Bahamas Weekly A total of 124 Haitian migrants were apprehended early Sunday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force after they were discovered in Bahamian waters. Sometime… Link: RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants

Combatting NCD’s in 2019

Source: Cana News GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec. 30, CMC – Incoming chairm… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: Combatting NCD’s in 2019

Victim Remains In ‘Extremely Critical Condition’

Source: Bernews The 30-year-old man who was shot early Saturday morning [Dec 29] is still listed in “extremely critical condition” in the hospital, according to police. A… Link: Victim Remains In ‘Extremely Critical Condition’

Concern In T&T Over Unregistered Churches

Source: St. Lucia Times There’s concern in Trinidad and Tobago over ‘overnight’ churches that are not registered with the Ministry of Legal Affairs. The Trinidad Express reports that a lot… Link: Concern In T&T Over Unregistered Churches

CARICOM agrees measures to breathe life into integration process

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a political bloc of twenty Caribbean nations; fifteen member states and five associate members who collectively represent approximately sixteen million… Link: CARICOM agrees measures to breathe life into integration process

Sailors Continue In Orange Bowl Regatta Miami

Source: Bernews The 2018 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta continued off the shores of Miami, with Bermuda fielding a large team of sailors. A total of nine… Link: Sailors Continue In Orange Bowl Regatta Miami

30 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 30 Dec Sun 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh easterly… Link: 30 Dec Weather in Cayman

Guyana Government Challenges No Confidence Vote

Source: St. Lucia Times The Guyana government is arguing that there was a misrepresentation of what constitutes a majority in the 65-Member National Assembly, according to the Guyana Chronicle.… Link: Guyana Government Challenges No Confidence Vote

Looking Back: Football’s 2018 Year In Review

Source: Bernews [Written by Patrick Bean] January Smith leaves club over claims of racism Jonté Smith revealed to English newspaper The Guardian how he quit a Vietnamese club… Link: Looking Back: Football’s 2018 Year In Review

Will Pierre Lead The Charge Against PM?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Local MPs are soon to debate a no confidence motion filed earlier this month with the House clerk by opposition leader Philip J. Pierre (pictured).… Link: Will Pierre Lead The Charge Against PM?

Video: Sunday Dec 30th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews News that people celebrated Christmas Day across the island, Gombey troupes celebrated Boxing Day, Andrew Kirkpatrick and Nhuri Bashir traveled to Scotland to help film… Link: Video: Sunday Dec 30th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Government offices closing early on New Year’s Eve

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is reminded that Government offices will close at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 31. Persons are advised to arrange their business accordingly. (BGIS) Link: Government offices closing early on New Year’s Eve

Enstar Completes Maiden Re Acquisition

Source: Bernews Enstar Group Limited announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries completed a previously announced transaction to acquire Maiden Reinsurance North America Inc.  from a subsidiary… Link: Enstar Completes Maiden Re Acquisition

PPP slams Govt for attempts to violate Constitution

Source: Guyana Times No-confidence resolution The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has slammed Government for its attempt to disregard the Constitution of Guyana. This move come as documents emerged… Link: PPP slams Govt for attempts to violate Constitution

Nigel Hughes’ “34 is majority” claim “dangerous” – Ram

Source: Guyana Times No-confidence resolution …GTUC urges political maturity Outspoken political commentator and Attorney Christopher Ram said his fellow legal colleague Nigel Hughes’ contention that the political Opposition… Link: Nigel Hughes’ “34 is majority” claim “dangerous” – Ram

2 pedestrians killed after car slams into bus shed

Source: Guyana Times Two pedestrians were killed on Saturday afternoon at Marudi Public Road Soesdyke-Linden Highway after a car slammed into a bus shed. Dead are Melva Lucus,… Link: 2 pedestrians killed after car slams into bus shed

Set the right example

Source: Newsday “If I come there and find that toothpaste, I will…,” I heard my niece saying to my son, who insisted there was no toothpaste in… Link: Set the right example

Akisha Simon: Flawless

Source: Newsday VALDEEN SHEARS She had her first client by age ten, while at primary school, when her elder sister, Nikeisha, decided to allow her to experiment… Link: Akisha Simon: Flawless

Godfrey’s legacy

Source: Newsday When some people receive an HIV-positive status, they think of it as a death sentence. But when Godfrey Sealy learned the news in 1988, he… Link: Godfrey’s legacy

You have no power here

Source: Newsday THE TT Committe (TTOC) has received correspondence from the Rodriguez family, who are appealing a decision made by the Tennis Association of TT to snub… Link: You have no power here

Francis: Road races not cash cows

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Managing Director of Running Events Jamaica Limited, Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, believes the perception that money will be made from road races and walks is overblown… Link: Francis: Road races not cash cows

Gov't to give thousands of reusable market bags

Source: Jamaica Gleaner At least 30,000 environmentally friendly bags are to be distributed in market districts in the coming days by mayors, as the Government tries to equip… Link: Gov't to give thousands of reusable market bags

Venezuela orders naval force to protect ‘its waters’

Source: Kaieteur News   Venezuela on Friday authorised its naval force to protect its waters with the presidential decree expected to impact oil activities in Guyana. The decree,… Link: Venezuela orders naval force to protect ‘its waters’

Appeal Court reduces 17 sentences, orders 7 retrials

Source: Kaieteur News   Continuing its mandate to ensure the dispensation of justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) appeared in 57 matters at the Court of Appeal… Link: Appeal Court reduces 17 sentences, orders 7 retrials

Two women killed by speeding car

Source: Kaieteur News   Two women were killed around 16.45 hrs yesterday after they were struck by a speeding driver while standing on the parapet near Marudi, on… Link: Two women killed by speeding car

Inducement for National Assembly vote Legal or illegal?

Source: Kaieteur News By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell What does the law say? Two weeks back in Guyana’s history, the name Charrandass Persaud was no household one. As a backbencher… Link: Inducement for National Assembly vote Legal or illegal?

New bus route

Source: Nation Newspaper The Transport Board’s ageing fleet of buses will be running alongside electric vehicles in the next two years. The board has invited suitable companies to… Link: New bus route

Charges stand

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Government minister Donville Inniss is still facing three counts of money laundering in the United States. But the United States Justice Department has removed… Link: Charges stand

‘Long wait’ will continue

Source: Nation Newspaper Commuters will continue to suffer long waits for Transport Board buses. About 40 buses are currently off the road undergoing inspection and 30 more are… Link: ‘Long wait’ will continue

Search still on for head coach

Source: Nation Newspaper The Windies still haven’t found their man. Apparently the regional side will be going into the home series against England, and probably this summer’s World Cup,… Link: Search still on for head coach

The best is yet to come

Source: Nation Newspaper Apparently the best is still to come. Just ask Shane Brathwaite. It’s already hard to imagine anyone having the type of season he just completed yet… Link: The best is yet to come

Zuiderdam Makes Inaugural Call To Port Castries

Source: St. Lucia Times The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA),  has announced the inaugural call of Zuiderdam to Port Castries on Sunday, December 30, 2018. According… Link: Zuiderdam Makes Inaugural Call To Port Castries

I AM WITH GOD

Source: Newsday SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Shindlar “Sherene” Cuffy, whom relatives believe has been lured into a cult, may have been renamed Rainbow. That was the view of her mother… Link: I AM WITH GOD

Scores pay final respects for Sir Don

Source: Barbados Today The extraordinary and impactful life of Don Jose Lemonte Marshall, also known as Sir Don was commemorated with a funeral service at the Lloyd Erskine… Link: Scores pay final respects for Sir Don

Collision On Middle Road In Devonshire

Source: Bernews Emergency services responded to a collision this evening [Dec 29], on Middle Road in Devonshire near the junction with Tee Street. The collision appeared to… Link: Collision On Middle Road In Devonshire

Minister ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Shooting

Source: Bernews Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said he is “deeply concerned to learn of today’s shooting,” and urged those “who were present at St. David’s… Link: Minister ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Shooting

Syzygy Music Festival Kicks Off This Evening

Source: Bernews The Syzygy Music Festival kicks off this evening [Dec 29] and is billed as the hottest musical extravaganza Bermuda has seen in years. The lineup… Link: Syzygy Music Festival Kicks Off This Evening

Weather Forecast For Sunday December 30

Source: Bernews Sunday, December 30 is expected to be considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers, with the high to be near 21°C/70°F and the low to be… Link: Weather Forecast For Sunday December 30

Man gets 3 years for trafficking 908 grams of cannabis

Source: iNews Guyana After a lengthy trial before Georgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty was concluded recently, 30-year-old Ras Paris who was charged on March 31, 2017 for the offence… Link: Man gets 3 years for trafficking 908 grams of cannabis

Venezuelan charged with armed robbery remanded

Source: iNews Guyana A 30-year-old Venezuelan national who made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts recently was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after being… Link: Venezuelan charged with armed robbery remanded

GOB Objects to Immediate Increase of Electricity Rates

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Marion Ali, Assistant Editor – Dec. 29th. – The Government has asked the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to not consider any immediate rate… Link: GOB Objects to Immediate Increase of Electricity Rates

Once Upon A Time In Saint Lucia

Source: The Voice ONCE Upon A Time In Saint Lucia, the latest offering of local folk stories from writer Jacintha Annius-Lee, is now … The post Once Upon… Link: Once Upon A Time In Saint Lucia

Fire Service Extinguishes Warwick Blaze

Source: Bernews Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to a fire this afternoon [Dec 29] located near a home in the Spring Hill / Tribe Road… Link: Fire Service Extinguishes Warwick Blaze

Racing team mourns ‘humble Rondel’

Source: Newsday Motorcyclist Rondel Jagessar, 20, would have spent today with friends down the islands off the north west peninsula. Instead, his friends gathered at his family’s… Link: Racing team mourns ‘humble Rondel’

Salvation Army to the rescue

Source: Barbados Today The Salvation Army is offering shelter to a group of Haitians who were this week evicted from a four-bedroom house at Bonnetts, Brittons Hill, St… Link: Salvation Army to the rescue

Met Office: Beware rough seas

Source: Newsday The TT Meteorological Service (TTMS) today issued hazardous seas alert but assured the population that there was no tropical storm threat, watch or warning. The… Link: Met Office: Beware rough seas

TUCO to ‘wait and see’ on North Park

Source: Newsday President of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) Lutalo Masimba (Brother Resistance) says the organisation is maintaining a wait-and-see approach to the National Carnival Commission’s… Link: TUCO to ‘wait and see’ on North Park

Young Sharks Assist The Less Fortunate

Source: St. Lucia Times Young members of the Sharks Swim Club were distributing hampers to to the less fortunate in the community of Faux A Chaud Saturday. Spokesperson for… Link: Young Sharks Assist The Less Fortunate

Curtain call for a classic ARC

Source: The St. Lucia Star General Manager of the IGY Rodney Bay Marina Sean Devaux (extreme right) presented the first place Class C award to Starling crew members. ARC 2018… Link: Curtain call for a classic ARC

PWA Demands IMPACS Resolution By Early 2019!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Travis Chicot, president of the PWA. When a 2015 inquest declared the death of 23-year-old Chakadan an “unlawful police killing,” his mother, Frances Daniel, considered… Link: PWA Demands IMPACS Resolution By Early 2019!

Martin Hanna Introduces Penny Pinch!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Martin Hanna, Founder of Penny Pinch. Penny Pinch is an online platform which connects consumers and businesses through coupon marketing. It was founded by Martin… Link: Martin Hanna Introduces Penny Pinch!

MARKING 40 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

Source: The St. Lucia Star This coming year marks Saint Lucia’s 40th anniversary of independence and the author offers food for thought with regard to where we go from here.… Link: MARKING 40 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

Students assisting with TAMIS registration

Source: Barbados Today Registration for the Barbados Revenue Authority’s (BRA) TAMIS online system is about to receive a major push with a new project being rolled out in… Link: Students assisting with TAMIS registration

China eager to include Caribbean

Source: Barbados Today China celebrated the 40th anniversary of Reform and Opening-up in 2018. Thanks to the initiative of Mr Deng Xiaoping, the Third Plenary Session of the… Link: China eager to include Caribbean

Flagship Sandals Hotel gets US$60m makeover

Source: St. Lucia News Online The new Almond River Suites at Sandals Montego Bay. (JAMAICA GLEANER) — The flagship property in the Sandals Resorts International chain has been given a… Link: Flagship Sandals Hotel gets USm makeover

CMO Chief Retires – New Chief Onboard

Source: Barbados Today The CARICOM Secretariat today announced the retirement at the end of November 2018 of Mr Tyrone Sutherland, long-serving Coordinating Director of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO).… Link: CMO Chief Retires – New Chief Onboard

Mind the ‘high’

Source: Barbados Today Barbados’ proposed move to legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana is not only a step welcomed by many but is also an opportunity… Link: Mind the ‘high’

A Widow continues her Campaign for Justice!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Margaret Pratt recently visited Saint Lucia for the first time since her husband’s 2014 murder. The authorities brought her no tidings of joy. We planned… Link: A Widow continues her Campaign for Justice!

Four in custody after Christmas day shooting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -– An update has been issued by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) on the Christmas day shooting indicating… Link: Four in custody after Christmas day shooting

Entertainment high

Source: Barbados Today 2018 was the year for recognizing the contributions that Barbadian artistes, artists and artisans made towards the development of the island’s cultural and creative economy.… Link: Entertainment high

Life sentence for man convicted of murdering money changer

Source: iNews Guyana Philemon Budhoo, also called “Kevin”, 22, of Number 63 Village, Corentyne, who was convicted of murder, was given a life sentence by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry… Link: Life sentence for man convicted of murdering money changer

Cuba celebrates 60th National Day

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis joins the regional and international community in congratulating Cuba on its National Day, which… Link: Cuba celebrates 60th National Day

The State of St Lucian Healthcare, In-Depth

Source: The St. Lucia Star The go-again, stop-again St Jude’s reconstruction project has come to epitomize Saint Lucia’s inadequate capacity to deliver satisfactory healthcare to the island’s citizens. According to… Link: The State of St Lucian Healthcare, In-Depth

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