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February 1, 2019

Archives for February 2019

Armed Robbery At Ice Queen In Paget

Source: Bernews Around 2:45am today [Feb 1] police responded to an armed robbery at Ice Queen in Paget with three men — two brandishing knives and one… Link: Armed Robbery At Ice Queen In Paget

RDC, NA Hospital CEO at loggerheads over Ophthalmology Dept

Source: iNews Guyana The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Amsterdam Hospital has reportedly refused to accept an instruction from the Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Regional Democratic… Link: RDC, NA Hospital CEO at loggerheads over Ophthalmology Dept

Come again, Farmer Nappy

Source: Barbados Today Sometimes – scratch sometimes – advocacy in the women’s and girls’ space is always lonely, painstaking and melancholy work. The frustrations are many; there are… Link: Come again, Farmer Nappy

Football: Oxford United Sign Jonte Smith

Source: Bernews Oxford United have signed 24-year-old Bermudian footballer Jonte Smith, with the club saying “Jonte has a fantastic attitude and you can’t do much more as a… Link: Football: Oxford United Sign Jonte Smith

World Bank appoints new VP for LatAm, C’bean

Source: iNews Guyana (CMC) – The World Bank Friday announced the appointment of economist and development expert, Axel van Trotsenburg, as its new Vice President for the Latin… Link: World Bank appoints new VP for LatAm, C’bean

Polar vortex ravages US

Source: Newsday MELISSA DOUGHTY Eric Mannweiler of Indianapolis, Indiana, is concerned for his family and friends when they go out. After five minutes outdoors, icicles form on… Link: Polar vortex ravages US

Poverty Alleviation Programme payments Feb. 2, 4

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — The Ministry of Community Development, Gender Affairs and Social Services, wishes to advise the General Public and specifically the beneficiaries under… Link: Poverty Alleviation Programme payments Feb. 2, 4

PSC, GTUC urge acceptance of Chief Justice’s rulings

Source: iNews Guyana Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George’s rulings upholding the validity of the Opposition’s No-confidence Motion has sparked mixed reactions from the public and several stakeholder bodies… Link: PSC, GTUC urge acceptance of Chief Justice’s rulings

Paul stars to put Jaguars narrowly ahead

Source: St. Lucia News Online All-rounder Keemo Paul … blasted a whirlwind half-century. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 31, CMC – Exciting West Indies all-rounder Keemo Paul conjured up magical… Link: Paul stars to put Jaguars narrowly ahead

Smith hundred floors Pride as Volcanoes cruise

Source: St. Lucia News Online Left-handed opener Devon Smith. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 31, CMC – Devon Smith dominated with his 37th first class hundred as Windward Islands Volcanoes collared Barbados… Link: Smith hundred floors Pride as Volcanoes cruise

Dominant Windies on top after England fold meekly

Source: St. Lucia News Online West Indies seamer Kemar Roach appeals for a wicket on the opening day of the second Test against England. NORTH SOUND, Antigua, Jan 31, CMC… Link: Dominant Windies on top after England fold meekly

Helping hand

Source: Barbados Today Reigning Party Monarch King and Peoples Monarch, Michael Mikey Mercer, has added another title to his name – philanthropist. For the last five years, his… Link: Helping hand

BIA Questions WTO accession

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Insurance Association believes that the accession to the World Trade Organization should not put domestic insurers at a disadvantage when compared to their… Link: BIA Questions WTO accession

CORRECTIONS DEPT TO BE TRANSFORMED

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Department of Corrections is  at a point of transformation, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames.  Yesterday while addressing senior management in the… Link: CORRECTIONS DEPT TO BE TRANSFORMED

Senators debate service lots resolution

Source: Jones Bahamas The resolution seeking approval for the conveyance of 1.267 acres in the Fox Hill Community was the focus of a debate in the Senate  yesterday.… Link: Senators debate service lots resolution

Opposition criticizes new Parliamentary Secretary

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Senator Fred Mitchell  has roundly criticized  the appointment of former BAIC Chairman Michael Foulkes as a Parliamentary  Secretary. The PLP Chairman reiterated that the… Link: Opposition criticizes new Parliamentary Secretary

NEW PRISON COMMISSIONER TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

Source: Jones Bahamas National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday announced that the interviewing process for a new commissioner for the Bahamas Department of Corrections is complete and the… Link: NEW PRISON COMMISSIONER TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

Lizard from Saint Lucia shocks UK family

Source: St. Lucia News Online The lizard (Source: Echo News) (SNO) — Imagine returning home from a vacation in a far-away country, you open your suitcase and there is a… Link: Lizard from Saint Lucia shocks UK family

Barbados Teenager Charged With Three Murders

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-  An 18-year-old male has been charged with the unnatural deaths of three people – two women and a man. Ramario Antonio Roach, of River… Link: Barbados Teenager Charged With Three Murders

Videos: BUT Celebrating 100th Anniversary

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Union of Teachers is celebrating its 100th Anniversary today [Feb 1] with a number of events scheduled, and we will be streaming them… Link: Videos: BUT Celebrating 100th Anniversary

Escalating Venezuelan crisis concerns CARICOM

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Strong disquiet over the escalation of the situation in Venezuela and the adverse implications for the people of Venezuela and for… Link: Escalating Venezuelan crisis concerns CARICOM

Guyana: Thief Flees With Judge’s Television

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:–  BERBICE police are investigating the theft of a 32’’ smart television from the judge’s quarters within the compound of the Berbice High Court. The… Link: Guyana: Thief Flees With Judge’s Television

1 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 1 Feb Fri 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and seas are expected over the Cayman area for next 24 hours in association with… Link: 1 Feb Weather in Cayman

Sailors Continue In Sailing Series In Miami

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Cecilia Wollmann, Michael Wollmann and Benn Smith continued competing in the Hempel World Cup Sailing Series Event in Miami. In a fleet of 27… Link: Sailors Continue In Sailing Series In Miami

Olympic Gold Medalist Coaches Students

Source: Bernews Students at Warwick Academy had the opportunity to learn from an Olympic gold medalist, with South African swimmer Roland Schoeman visiting the school, answering questions and providing… Link: Olympic Gold Medalist Coaches Students

Jamaica: Fishermen Land Marlin Weighing Over 700 Pounds

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  BRYAN’S BAY, Portland — Fishermen Donovan Brooks and Clebe Passley landed a marlin weighing over 700 pounds yesterday morning off the coast of Manchioneal.… Link: Jamaica: Fishermen Land Marlin Weighing Over 700 Pounds

Smith joins Oxford on transfer deadline day

Source: The Royal Gazette Jont Smith has completed a transfer deadline day move to Sky Bet League One side Oxford United from non-League Lewes. The Bermuda forward became a… Link: Smith joins Oxford on transfer deadline day

Middle class sliding into economic despair

Source: The Royal Gazette Sir John Swan has found the enemy and the enemy is us. Bermudas longest-serving premier, for decades one of the islands most successful businessmen, said… Link: Middle class sliding into economic despair

Fintech bank one of final pieces of puzzle

Source: The Royal Gazette An announcement on the introduction of fintech-friendly banking in Bermuda is expected this month. David Burt said such a facility was one of the final… Link: Fintech bank one of final pieces of puzzle

Schoeman hopes to make impact

Source: The Royal Gazette A host of Bermudian swimmers were treated to a memorable lesson this week as Roland Schoeman, an Olympic champion, passed on his experiences and expertise… Link: Schoeman hopes to make impact

Franale Holder – destined for greatness

Source: Guyana Chronicle MEET 28-year-old Franale Holder, a young woman who is out to make a name for herself- as an artiste and an entrepreneur, who also endeavours… Link: Franale Holder – destined for greatness

Caricom needs a unified and collective foreign policy

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor ARTICLE 6 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas commits the 15 Member States of our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to “enhanced coordination of Member… Link: Caricom needs a unified and collective foreign policy

Fighting Tuberculosis

Source: Guyana Chronicle ONE of the world’s most challenging health issues continues to be that of tuberculosis (TB). Despite the stubborn nature of the disease itself and the… Link: Fighting Tuberculosis

Gov’t says to file appeal to CJ’s rulings

Source: Stabroek News The Government yesterday said it noted and respects the rulings of the Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George handed down yesterday in connection with the successful… Link: Gov’t says to file appeal to CJ’s rulings

Shumba keeps it positive

Source: Newsday A changing of the guards is happening in the local music industry. New and merging voices are being heard and one of them is Shumba… Link: Shumba keeps it positive

Vary taxes on businesses that innovate, says PSOJ boss

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica President Howard Mitchell has called on the Jamaican Government to review its tax platform to favour investors who increase their… Link: Vary taxes on businesses that innovate, says PSOJ boss

No gender bias in McBean’s ouster – Police Fed chair

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Inspector Sheldon Gordon, the man who has been controversially parachuted into the chairmanship of the Jamaica Police Federation, has fired back at the former chairman,… Link: No gender bias in McBean’s ouster – Police Fed chair

REAPing big rewards

Source: Jamaica Gleaner With 30,000-plus trees planted and close to 3.5 million PET bottles removed from the natural environment in less than seven years, the LASCO Releaf Environmental… Link: REAPing big rewards

‘Business as usual’ as Govt. moves to appeal

Source: Kaieteur News   Government last evening said it is preparing to appeal the rulings of Chief Justice (ag), Roxane George yesterday. And it will be business as… Link: ‘Business as usual’ as Govt. moves to appeal

Internal fight on to reduce Amna Ally’s power in PNCR

Source: Kaieteur News   With elections imminent in a few months, there is reportedly a play on leadership positions within the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). The party… Link: Internal fight on to reduce Amna Ally’s power in PNCR

Britain fires SOCU advisor for pursuing parallel job

Source: Kaieteur News His contract with the British Government—guiding his stint in Guyana—stipulated that he was only supposed to work for that government as an advisor to the… Link: Britain fires SOCU advisor for pursuing parallel job