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March 13, 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

Ministers of Curaçao and Aruba sign MoU for fast ferry service

Source: Curacao Chronicle ORANJESTAD, WILLEMSTAD – The Aruban Minister of Transport Chris Romero and the Curaçao Minister of Economy Dr. Steven Martina signed a Memorandum of Understanding on… Link: Ministers of Curaçao and Aruba sign MoU for fast ferry service

The CTB Launching “You’re Tourism Too”

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Curacao Tourist Board (CTB) recently launched a new Papiamento-language series of tourism-themed educational shorts titled “Abo tambe Ta Turismo” (You’re Tourism Too).… Link: The CTB Launching “You’re Tourism Too”

Curaçao has the first smart LED street lighting

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The street lighting in Julianadorp is working again. And that is special for more than one reason. The lampposts are equipped with smart… Link: Curaçao has the first smart LED street lighting

Business Monday: Positive outlook

Source: Barbados Advocate Some of the Mount Gay Distilleries employees who received prizes for special projects. LOCAL RUM producer, Mount Gay Distilleries, says it is exporting approximately 85… Link: Business Monday: Positive outlook

Business Monday: Progress!

Source: Barbados Advocate Governor of the Central Bank, Cleviston Haynes. The strategies and measures being implemented under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Programme have begun to… Link: Business Monday: Progress!