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October 15, 2019

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Lionfish culler bitten by nurse shark

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): A diver taking part in the Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) tournament today (Saturday, 31 August) was bitten by a nurse shark,… Link: Lionfish culler bitten by nurse shark

We’re So Lucian About Solutions!

Source: The Voice We like nothing more than a holiday – defined by most here ‘as a day off from work’. The reason … The post We’re So… Link: We’re So Lucian About Solutions!

Thisara Perera Now Available For All CPL Matches

Source: St. Lucia Times The St Lucia Zouks have confirmed that Thisara Perera is now available for the duration of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The tournament gets… Link: Thisara Perera Now Available For All CPL Matches

Local Cooperatives Urged to Mount Learning Campaign

Source: The Voice “Cooperative practitioners are reminded that the 5th principle is not just simply to inform the membership about cooperative business and … The post Local Cooperatives… Link: Local Cooperatives Urged to Mount Learning Campaign

Scotiabank: Is might, right?

Source: The Voice The Canadian-owned Bank of Nova Scotia, or Scotiabank, has more than US$1 trillion in assets; the Gross Domestic Product of … The post Scotiabank: Is… Link: Scotiabank: Is might, right?

In Response to “What a Tangled Web!”

Source: The Voice Dear Stephen, Subsequent to our conversation in respect to your concerns about the Soufriere Square and St Jude’s Hospital, I … The post In Response… Link: In Response to “What a Tangled Web!”

Fresh warning about brain drain

Source: Barbados Today A visiting politician is making a case for skilled Caribbean nationals to stay within the region rather than going to North America and elsewhere to… Link: Fresh warning about brain drain

Schools Undergo $10 Million In Rehabilitation

Source: St. Lucia Times The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Allen Chastanet and Minister for Education, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert, last week visited schools around the island undergoing… Link: Schools Undergo Million In Rehabilitation

Video: Thousands Attend Inaugural Pride Parade

Source: Bernews The streets of Hamilton were transformed into rivers of bright colours today [Aug 31] as thousands of people participated in the island’s first Pride Parade,… Link: Video: Thousands Attend Inaugural Pride Parade

Bumrah bags hat-trick for India against West Indies

Source: Stabroek News (Reuters) – India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah completed a hat-trick against West Indies on the second day of the second test in Jamaica on Saturday… Link: Bumrah bags hat-trick for India against West Indies

Armed bandits rob poultry business

Source: iNews Guyana Two armed bandits this afternoon (Saturday, August 31, 2019) pounced on a city business, robbing employees of the day’s proceeds at gunpoint. The robbery occurred… Link: Armed bandits rob poultry business

Photos: Bermuda Sandcastle Competition

Source: Bernews [Updated with video] The annual Bermuda Sandcastle Competition took place today [Aug 31] at Horseshoe Bay Beach, with a wide array of examples of sand… Link: Photos: Bermuda Sandcastle Competition

Alert #24 Hurricane Dorian – Max. sustained winds of 150 mph

Source: Bahamas Weekly 3PM EDT, SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST, 2019. ….DORIAN CONTINUES HEADING FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WITH LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND DEVASTATING WINDS…. A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN… Link: Alert #24 Hurricane Dorian – Max. sustained winds of 150 mph

‘Multiple casualties’ in Texas mass shooting

Source: Barbados Today (Source: BBC) – A mass random shooting in western Texas has left “multiple gunshot victims”, local police say. At least one gunman was said to… Link: ‘Multiple casualties’ in Texas mass shooting

AmCham Guyana membership reaches 61 in first year

Source: iNews Guyana The American Chamber of Commerce in Guyana (AMCHAM Guyana) held its inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) today (Saturday, August 31, 2019), revealing that in its… Link: AmCham Guyana membership reaches 61 in first year

Catch a year’s supply of Carib Beer at CPL final

Source: iNews Guyana Fans attending the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final in Trinidad will get the chance to win a year’s supply of beer with the… Link: Catch a year’s supply of Carib Beer at CPL final

Cayman 27 not alone in owing OfReg fees

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has revealed that while Cayman 27 was forced off air last night over unpaid fees of more than CI$100,000, it… Link: Cayman 27 not alone in owing OfReg fees

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For August 2019

Source: Bernews Bernews posted more than 150 videos across our various social networks during August 2019, and the top ten most viewed videos on YouTube included Cup… Link: Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For August 2019

Weather Forecast For Sunday September 1

Source: Bernews Sunday, September 1 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 30°C/86°F and the low to be near… Link: Weather Forecast For Sunday September 1

Category 4 Dorian shifts again

Source: Nation Newspaper JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hurricane Dorian punched northwest on Saturday to threaten Georgia and the Carolinas, possibly sparing Florida a direct hit, as the Bahamas braced… Link: Category 4 Dorian shifts again

UWI saddened at traffic accident involving students

Source: Barbados Today The management and staff at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus are shaken and saddened at the recent road traffic accident involving… Link: UWI saddened at traffic accident involving students

Cayman: Traffic Advisories

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Traffic Advisory for Guardians Alive 10K, 1 September Guardians Alive will be hosting a 10K Run on Sunday, 1 September, at 6:00AM, beginning and ending… Link: Cayman: Traffic Advisories

I Never Learned to Dance

Source: Havana Times Ever since I was five and began school, I’ve been told what is right and what is wrong. They wanted to teach me how to… Link: I Never Learned to Dance

SLABBFA Championships was a national affair

Source: The St. Lucia Star It’s become increasingly clear that bodybuilding has taken on a new look here, judging by what transpired at Saturday’s St Lucia Amateur Bodybuilding and Body… Link: SLABBFA Championships was a national affair

Great Barrier Reef in poor condition

Source: Nation Newspaper SYDNEY – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in very poor condition because of climate change, over fishing and land clearing, a state agency said on… Link: Great Barrier Reef in poor condition

Duke out of hospital again

Source: Newsday Public Services Association (PSA) president Watson Duke has discharged himself from Port of Spain General Hospital (PoSGH) for the the third time over the past… Link: Duke out of hospital again

CAL flights to Florida, Bahamas affected by Dorian

Source: Stabroek News Caribbean Airlines today announced that flights to The Bahamas and Florida have been cancelled as a result of the approach of Hurricane Dorian. Link: CAL flights to Florida, Bahamas affected by Dorian

Roots & Soul: Hit or Miss?

Source: The St. Lucia Star The excited bodies stretched over the railing at the front of the stage tried in vain to touch Tarrus Riley as the headliner skipped across… Link: Roots & Soul: Hit or Miss?

Bottas at Mercedes for another year

Source: Nation Newspaper SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Valtteri Bottas will stay at Mercedes for another year, the Formula One champions said on Thursday. The 30-year-old Finn, who joined the… Link: Bottas at Mercedes for another year

BWU delegates meeting

Source: Nation Newspaper Hundreds are gathered at the Barbados Workers Union headquarters at Solidarity House for the 78th Annual Delegates’ Conference.  The event, which is being held under… Link: BWU delegates meeting

Pensioner killed in EBD accident

Source: iNews Guyana Police on the East Bank of Demerara are investigating the death of an elderly man who struck down and killed by a motor car. The… Link: Pensioner killed in EBD accident

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE DORIAN

Source: Cayman Eye News Passengers are advised to contact our reservation offices for rebooking on the next available service Customers are advised to visit http://www.caribbean-airlines.com and check their FLIGHT… Link: CARIBBEAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE DORIAN

United and Strong: Buggery law to be challenged!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Religious leaders from the Pentecostal, Methodist and Seventh Day Adventist churches in Saint Lucia made no bones about it: they would not support the hosting… Link: United and Strong: Buggery law to be challenged!

Blind ask Duguid to look at their plight

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Association of the Blind (BAB) is asking Minister of Transport, Works and Maintenance Dr William Duguid to consider members of the disabled community… Link: Blind ask Duguid to look at their plight

Barbados: Mum cries out as son found in shallow grave

Source: Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) A mother’s worst fear was realised today.   Barbara Dorant-Layne broke down after identifying the body taken from a shallow grave at Walkers,… Link: Barbados: Mum cries out as son found in shallow grave

Barbados: Hothead charged over text message

Source: Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) On Thursday, Jason Renaldo Ashton declared his head was hot and that was why he told a man “what I had to tell… Link: Barbados: Hothead charged over text message

Body Found Near Mile 4 Was Not Traffic Accident

Source: The Reporter Saturday, August 31st. 2019 – Earlier reports that were swirling all over Facebook and the web had suggested that the body found near mile 4… Link: Body Found Near Mile 4 Was Not Traffic Accident

ICAB happy Barbados off EU blacklist

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ removal from the European Union’s (EU) blacklist has been welcomed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB). During her welcome remarks at… Link: ICAB happy Barbados off EU blacklist

Enrolment up at UWI Cave Hill campus

Source: Barbados Today Student enrolment at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies is again ticking upwards. This comes after years of decline following… Link: Enrolment up at UWI Cave Hill campus

Benefits of a local medicinal cannabis industry

Source: Barbados Today Barbados will be poised to take advantage of various opportunities within the growing global medicinal cannabis industry through the legalization of medicinal cannabis. Minister of… Link: Benefits of a local medicinal cannabis industry

Haiti – Politic : National Forum on Youth Employability

Source: Haiti Libre In partnership with the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training and the Youth Development Initiative , UNICEF launched a two-day forum at the Montana… Link: Haiti – Politic : National Forum on Youth Employability

Warwick Parish Council Bursary Recipients

Source: Bernews The Warwick Parish Council has announced the recipients of the 2019 Warwick Parish Council Bursary Awards. A spokesperson said, “The Warwick Parish Council Educational Bursary… Link: Warwick Parish Council Bursary Recipients

Police Vehicle Decorated In Pride Colours

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s first ever Pride Parade is taking place today [Aug 31] under a theme of ‘We Belong,’ with the Bermuda Police Service decorating a vehicle… Link: Police Vehicle Decorated In Pride Colours

Caribbean exporters tap into cosmetics boom

Source: The St. Lucia Star Exports of essential oils from the Caribbean are soaring, reaching over EUR32 million last year according to trade agency Caribbean Export. With the European cosmetics… Link: Caribbean exporters tap into cosmetics boom

UK analyst says value in Elegant stock

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group (EHG) is a good buy for stock market investors in the United Kingdom (UK). That’s according to analyst Thomas Carr in… Link: UK analyst says value in Elegant stock

Alert #21 on Hurricane Dorian

Source: Bahamas Weekly ALERT #21 ON HURRICANE DORIAN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST, 2019 AT 9 AM EDT. ….DORIAN IS STRONGER AND MOVING… Link: Alert #21 on Hurricane Dorian

‘Talented Young Cricketer’ Dies In Union Crash

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia police are investigating a fatal accident at Union, Castries. Law enforcement officials have identified the deceased as Dhanraj Cepal of Babonneau. He was… Link: ‘Talented Young Cricketer’ Dies In Union Crash

Tree blocks road, causes power outage

Source: Nation Newspaper A large tree fell near the monument on the northeastern side of the Garrison Savannah, leaving people and businesses in the immediate vicinity without electricity… Link: Tree blocks road, causes power outage

245 Day Cruise To Set Sail From London

Source: St. Lucia Times Resilient travellers are about to set off on an eight-month cruise that will take them through 53 countries, 112 cities and six continents. Viking Cruises… Link: 245 Day Cruise To Set Sail From London

Trinidad: Retrenchment of around 200 at UTT underway

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Tears flowed and anx­i­ety in­creased among Uni­ver­si­ty of T&T staff yes­ter­day, as some col­lect­ed their re­trench­ment let­ters and oth­ers wait­ed for hours at… Link: Trinidad: Retrenchment of around 200 at UTT underway

A Nation on the Brink . . .

Source: The St. Lucia Star “Today the country has been split asunder in ways Hitler could only dream of. There are vast chasms of hate and distrust between north and… Link: A Nation on the Brink . . .

August 2019: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

Source: Bernews Aiming to provide the community with a look at Bermuda’s natural beauty each morning, Bernews features a “Photo of the Day” in our email newsletters, on… Link: August 2019: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

Injuries hit Real, Barcelona

Source: Nation Newspaper MADRID – An injury-ravaged Real Madrid will visit Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday, looking to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing home draw with… Link: Injuries hit Real, Barcelona

UWI students injured in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Seven students were injured in an accident on Friday night along University Hill, St Michael. Three males and four females, all students of the University… Link: UWI students injured in accident

Live Updates, Photos & Video: Pride Parade

Source: Bernews [Updating] Bermuda’s first ever Pride Parade and celebration is taking place today [Aug 31] under a theme of ‘We Belong’, with the day set to… Link: Live Updates, Photos & Video: Pride Parade

Photos: Friday Night Prayer Gathering At Park

Source: Bernews On Friday night [Aug 30] a number of people gathered around Victoria Park in Hamilton to pray, with the prayer gathering held the night before… Link: Photos: Friday Night Prayer Gathering At Park

UPDATE: Seven UWI students injured in accident

Source: Barbados Today Seven University of the West Indies (UWI) students were injured in an accident Friday night. Around 11:15 p.m., police were called to University Hill, St… Link: UPDATE: Seven UWI students injured in accident

Twitter CEO’s Hacked Account Sends Racist Tweets

Source: St. Lucia Times The account of Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey was hacked yesterday afternoon, sending public tweets and retweets including racial slurs and curse words to… Link: Twitter CEO’s Hacked Account Sends Racist Tweets

One Person Dead In Micoud Armed Robbery

Source: St. Lucia Times A male individual was shot dead during an armed robbery in Micoud during the wee hours of Saturday morning, law enforcement officials have confirmed. According… Link: One Person Dead In Micoud Armed Robbery

Haiti In Move for Visa Free Travel to Russia

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Haiti’s Foreign Minister Edmond Bocchit has announced that a memorandum of understanding is in the works with Russia that would allow Haitians to visit the Kremlin and… Link: Haiti In Move for Visa Free Travel to Russia

Alert #20 on Hurricane Dorian

Source: Bahamas Weekly A HURRICANE REMAINS WARNING IN EFFECT FOR A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS THIS INCLUDES: NORTH ELEUTHERA, ABACO, GRAND BAHAMA, BIMINI, THE BERRY ISLANDS AND… Link: Alert #20 on Hurricane Dorian

Antigua and Barbuda suffer first loss

Source: Antigua Observer By Carlena Knight Antigua and Barbuda suffered their first defeat in the ongoing Under-21 Male Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Championships at the YMCA Volleyball… Link: Antigua and Barbuda suffer first loss

Rudder pays tribute to Choo Kong

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ Vintage Royal, featuring David Rudder and Relator (Willard Harris), at Kaiso Blues Cafe on August 22, proved one of the best shows during… Link: Rudder pays tribute to Choo Kong

Couple set on fire while sleeping in mining camp

Source: Guyana Times A 35-year-old man and his reputed wife are battling for their lives after they were set on fire while sleeping at their mining camp at… Link: Couple set on fire while sleeping in mining camp

Gold miner charged for killing ex-lover

Source: Guyana Times Nabacalis murder One week after brutally killing his ex-lover, 54-year-old Sherlock James was on Friday arraigned for murder when he appeared at the Mahaica Magistrate’s… Link: Gold miner charged for killing ex-lover

Back-to-school lunches

Source: Newsday TODAY we as a nation celebrate our 57th year of Independence, happy Independence Day to you all! It’s also back-to-school on Monday. How time flies,… Link: Back-to-school lunches

Navarro exhibits at Horizons

Source: Newsday RAMON NAVARRO was born in Port of Spain in 1945, one of five children, to a Trinidadian father and a Venezuelan mother. He sold his… Link: Navarro exhibits at Horizons

Plus size model casting call

Source: Newsday Closet Red welcomes plus models of all ages, heights and sizes at its casting call tomorrow for its signature event Lights Cameras Curves (LCC). Casting… Link: Plus size model casting call

La India de Oriente (Cuba) – Song of the Day

Source: Havana Times Today’s featured artist is La India de Oriente from Cuba with the song “Mentira Salome” from the album “La Reina de la Guajira” (1985). The… Link: La India de Oriente (Cuba) – Song of the Day

Probe launched into fake birth certificates

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Region Nine residents tie PPP to alleged racket THE Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Ministry of Citizenship have both launched an investigation into allegations… Link: Probe launched into fake birth certificates

APNU+AFC in full elections mode

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Min. Ally dismisses Irfaan Ali as allegedly corrupt, unqualified WHENEVER the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) decides to call elections, it will not be an issue… Link: APNU+AFC in full elections mode

Over 340,000 registered as House-to-House wraps up today

Source: Guyana Chronicle MORE than 340,000 persons have been registered up to Friday during this cycle of House-to-House Registration. But, as the exercise wraps up today, the numbers… Link: Over 340,000 registered as House-to-House wraps up today

Mercury imports capped at 1,000 flasks per year

Source: Stabroek News Mercury imported into Guyana for use in small and medium-scale gold mining will be capped at 1,000 flasks or 34,500 kilogrammes per year, with importers… Link: Mercury imports capped at 1,000 flasks per year

PNCR to follow GECOM’s lead for credible voters’ list -Ally

Source: Stabroek News It is the belief of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) that the now-cancelled house-to-house registration exercise along with an extended claims and objections process… Link: PNCR to follow GECOM’s lead for credible voters’ list -Ally

DPP orders cops to halt Superbet prosecution

Source: Stabroek News Following repeated dismissals in the magistrates’ courts of criminal charges instituted by the police against agents of sports-betting giant Superbet, the Director of Public Prosecutions… Link: DPP orders cops to halt Superbet prosecution

Amandala still got soul!

Source: Amandala News Dear Editor, Roberta Flack’s “The first time ever I saw your face” sailed up to #1 on America’s Billboard Top 100 hits in 1972. This… Link: Amandala still got soul!

Orange Walk environmental crisis

Source: Amandala News “I jumped in the river and my skin started to itch me all over; it was like acid going through my pores.” ORANGE WALK DISTRICT,… Link: Orange Walk environmental crisis

Cops nab Clarendon's most wanted

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The police have revealed that several criminals wreaking havoc in the Clarendon Police Division have been arrested. Among them are two men who featured among… Link: Cops nab Clarendon's most wanted

Miner remanded for killing mother of his children

Source: Kaieteur News With a bandage around his throat, 54-year old Sherlock James was escorted into the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court yesterday, where he was remanded by Magistrate Marissa… Link: Miner remanded for killing mother of his children

Bahamas Gov't on Price Gouging and Price Hoarding

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Labour wishes to advise all vendors, shopkeepers and businesses engaged in selling goods to members of the public that the laws regarding… Link: Bahamas Gov't on Price Gouging and Price Hoarding

Is Local Butane Monopoly Really Local?

Source: The Reporter Among several motions passed in the last sitting of the House of Representatives, a controversial bill to establish a new national butane company was introduced,… Link: Is Local Butane Monopoly Really Local?

RTA On The Southern Hwy. – Motorcyclist Dead

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 30th. 2019 – A mechanic from Punta Gorda Town is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle on the Southern Highway. This… Link: RTA On The Southern Hwy. – Motorcyclist Dead

Hothead in trouble over message

Source: Nation Newspaper On Thursday, Jason Renaldo Ashton declared his head was hot and that was why he told a man “what I had to tell him”. Yesterday,… Link: Hothead in trouble over message

Party raps Government for handling of tourism affairs

Source: Nation Newspaper The People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) has given the Barbados Labour Party a failing grade with respect to matters on tourism. The verdict… Link: Party raps Government for handling of tourism affairs

Way Forward

Source: Nation Newspaper A major step has been taken towards having a medical marijuana industry in Barbados with the piloting of the Medicinal Cannabis Industry Bill 2019 in… Link: Way Forward

Levi back on track

Source: Nation Newspaper Levi Cadogan is aiming to make a stunning return to track and field after a two-year ban for doping. The Bajan Olympic sprinter resumed training… Link: Levi back on track

Holder stalls India

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON, Jamaica – India captain Virat Kohli and opener Mayank Agarwal stroked half-centuries but West Indies skipper Jason Holder responded with a terrific display of… Link: Holder stalls India

Gregory Perez loses his life in an RTA in the South

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was another fatality; this time in southern Belize. As seen in this video, a motorcyclist reportedly lost control of his red Ninja motorcycle in… Link: Gregory Perez loses his life in an RTA in the South

Nissan Arana is Banned from Cycling for Four Years

Source: Channel 5 Belize Popular Belizean cyclist Nissan Arana has been banned from participating in any officially sanctioned sporting event after testing positive for performance enhancement drugs. The decision… Link: Nissan Arana is Banned from Cycling for Four Years

Newly Appointed PUP Senators Make Debut

Source: Channel 5 Belize Isabel Bennett Doctor Louis Zabaneh and Isabel Bennett were today sworn in as Senators for the Opposition, People’s United Party. Doctor Zabaneh and Bennett replace… Link: Newly Appointed PUP Senators Make Debut

Banks now official sponsor of Tridents

Source: Barbados Today Banks beer is now official sponsor of the Barbados Tridents cricket team. The new deal runs during the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier… Link: Banks now official sponsor of Tridents

Hard grind

Source: Barbados Today KINGSTON, Jamaica – India captain Virat Kohli and opener Mayank Agarwal stroked half-centuries but West Indies skipper Jason Holder responded with a terrific display of… Link: Hard grind

Holder’s balancing act

Source: Barbados Today Jason Holder has expressed his desire to bat in the top order but feels the bowling workload has prevented him from making the move. West… Link: Holder’s balancing act

Conde Riley’s leadership endorsed

Source: Barbados Today There was no changing of the guard when the special 17th meeting for members of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) took place at Kensington Oval last night.… Link: Conde Riley’s leadership endorsed

Dr Dexter James leaves QEH

Source: Barbados Today Dr Dexter James is no longer the Chief Executive Officer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In a statement issued this evening, the QEH said James… Link: Dr Dexter James leaves QEH

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Hurricane Dorian Update

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) continues to track the progress of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to become a major hurricane today,… Link: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Hurricane Dorian Update

Protected Status For Bermuda-Bound Wreck

Source: Bernews The wreck of a British blockade runner that sank on its maiden voyage while en route to Bermuda during the American Civil War was this… Link: Protected Status For Bermuda-Bound Wreck

Dorian Intensifies As It Heads For US

Source: St. Lucia Times Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane Friday, and it’s expected to stay “extremely dangerous” as it moves near the Bahamas and approaches the… Link: Dorian Intensifies As It Heads For US

Island Council to Bonaire

Source: Saba News The Island Council will be visiting Bonaire from Tuesday, September 3 to Saturday, September 7. Bonaire’s national holiday, Bonaire Day on Friday, September 6 is… Link: Island Council to Bonaire

School Transportation Subsidy

Source: St. Lucia Times The Department of Education would like to inform parents and guardians of students assigned to the School Transportation Subsidy programme for the Academic Year 2019/2020… Link: School Transportation Subsidy

Shoaib Malik confirmed GAW Captain

Source: iNews Guyana Pakistani superstar, Shoaib Malik will lead the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) at the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League. This was confirmed by Head Coach of… Link: Shoaib Malik confirmed GAW Captain

Video: “Free To Be Me” LGBTQI+ Forum

Source: Bernews The “Free to be me: Expressing LGBTQI+ identities against a legacy of Colonialism” forum is being held this evening [Aug 30] at the Hamilton Princess,… Link: Video: “Free To Be Me” LGBTQI+ Forum

30 Minute Video: August 30 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: August 30 ZBM Evening News

GRDB fraud case against some former officials dismissed

Source: iNews Guyana Magistrate Leron Daly today dismissed fraud charges against former officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). Those freed of the charges were former General… Link: GRDB fraud case against some former officials dismissed

Rawlins Leads Sussex Team vs Gloucestershire

Source: Bernews Delray Rawlins has led Sussex to a total of 163/8 in their Vitality Blast – South Group match against Gloucestershire. Rawlins was the teams top… Link: Rawlins Leads Sussex Team vs Gloucestershire

Eastern County Cup Challengers Announce Team

Source: Bernews Eastern County Cup Challengers Flatt’s Victoria have selected three Colts in their team that will take on cup holders St. David’s Cricket Club in the… Link: Eastern County Cup Challengers Announce Team

Over 5,000 names verified on petition

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Elections Office has now confirmed 5,077 of the signatures on the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the question of the government’s… Link: Over 5,000 names verified on petition

Trinidad union boss gets $250,000 bail on sedition charge

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Pub­lic Ser­vices’ As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke has been re­leased on $250,000 bail af­ter ap­pear­ing in court to an­swer a sedi­tion charge. Link: Trinidad union boss gets 0,000 bail on sedition charge

Nassau LPIA airport update in regard to Hurricane Dorian

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is operating as normal today and it… Link: Nassau LPIA airport update in regard to Hurricane Dorian

Brac airport re-opens after broken plane moved

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority confirmed that the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac re-opened on Friday morning at 7am,… Link: Brac airport re-opens after broken plane moved

Barnes found guilty for second time over gun

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following a successful appeal against his 2017 conviction for the possession of an unlicensed firearm last year, Andy Barnes (40) was found guilty again… Link: Barnes found guilty for second time over gun

Teen in court for grandmother’s murder

Source: Newsday An 18-year-old Charlieville man appeared before a Chaguanas magistrate this afternoon charged with the murder of his grandmother on Sunday, police said. Daveanand Bahadoor of… Link: Teen in court for grandmother’s murder

UK envoy sounds off on anthem

Source: Newsday BRITISH High Commissioner Tim Stew sounded a conservative note when asked about Danielle Williams’ operatic twist to the TT national anthem sung at last Sunday’s… Link: UK envoy sounds off on anthem

Cayo Cops Catch Flores’ Alleged Killer

Source: The Reporter San Ignacio Police have made an arrest for the weekend murder of Santa Elena resident Nelson Flores and the near-fatal shooting of his twelve-year-old daughter… Link: Cayo Cops Catch Flores’ Alleged Killer

Editorial – Friday August 30th. 2019

Source: The Reporter The Belize New River is a precious Belizean heritage, special in many ways. It is a slow-moving stream whose headwaters do not come from a… Link: Editorial – Friday August 30th. 2019

Big London Drug Bust-A Piece of Cake

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A “huge drugs bust” at London’s Gatwick airport has turned out to be piece of cake. A member of staff from Purezza vegan pizzeria was… Link: Big London Drug Bust-A Piece of Cake

Forgiveness Is Not For Everyone !

Source: The Reporter By: Dr. Abigail Joseph As a child growing up I always felt as if everyone was rooting for the other team. I was always in… Link: Forgiveness Is Not For Everyone !

ALERT: VITRAN Running Again

Source: St. John Source VITRAN bus VITRAN bus riders are informed that bus service will begin at 11 a.m., today, Friday, Aug. 30. Service runs will proceed as usual… Link: ALERT: VITRAN Running Again

Everything About the OAS Commission on Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times Faced with the OAS initiative, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the organization, Luis Alvarado, expressed the “strong protest” of the Ortega government, which considers the forming… Link: Everything About the OAS Commission on Nicaragua

Attorney’s Legal Maneuvers To Avoid Prosecution

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 30th. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed that attorney Oscar Selgado has applied for a variation of his bail conditions. On July 15… Link: Attorney’s Legal Maneuvers To Avoid Prosecution

National Assembly Meets Tuesday

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Order Paper has been circulated for a sitting of the National Assembly to be held at the National Assembly Chambers, Government Headquarters, Basseterre, Tuesday… Link: National Assembly Meets Tuesday

Police to help celebrate Labour Day

Source: The Royal Gazette The Commissioner of Police said today officers will help to celebrate the achievements of labour leaders on Monday.Stephen Corbishley added that officers will attend the… Link: Police to help celebrate Labour Day

Miner charged with wife’s murder

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 54-year-old gold miner was on Friday charged for the murder of his wife, who was killed during a domestic dispute at their Nabaclis Side… Link: Miner charged with wife’s murder

Rubis gas station holiday hours

Source: The Royal Gazette A list of service stations affected by holiday closures on Labour Day was released by Rubis this morning.The Causeway service station in Hamilton Parish will… Link: Rubis gas station holiday hours

The OAS Clock on Nicaragua is Ticking

Source: Havana Times The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) has initiated a 75-day countdown for the Ortega-Murillo regime to negotiate a solution to Nicaragua’s… Link: The OAS Clock on Nicaragua is Ticking

Mental health to be promoted at community day

Source: The Royal Gazette A mental health charity is to hold its first community walk and fun day.The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation Steps to Mental Wellness Walk and Community… Link: Mental health to be promoted at community day

Academic Achievement: SLAF Congratulates Swimmers

Source: The Voice WITH another school year about to start, the executive of the Saint Lucia Aquatic Federation (SLAF) wishes all students returning … The post Academic Achievement:… Link: Academic Achievement: SLAF Congratulates Swimmers

Clarien Bank Donates $10,000 To OutBermuda

Source: Bernews Saying it is part of their “ongoing commitment to Diversity & Inclusion,” Clarien announced that it has donated $10,000 to OUTBermuda, a registered charity which supports the… Link: Clarien Bank Donates ,000 To OutBermuda

Bermuda Police Service To Support Labour Day

Source: Bernews Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley confirmed that the Bermuda Police Service “will be supporting the annual Labour Day this Monday,” saying they will be present to ensure… Link: Bermuda Police Service To Support Labour Day

Dorian to Become a Major Hurricane Later Today

Source: Bahamas Weekly The government of the Bahamas has issued a Hurricane Watch for the Northwest Bahamas. Interests in South and Central Florida should monitor the progress of… Link: Dorian to Become a Major Hurricane Later Today

Future Leader Spotlight: McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett

Source: Bernews This article is part 8 of an 8-part series featuring the experience of Bermuda’s Future Leaders at the Global Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Summer Program.… Link: Future Leader Spotlight: McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett

Habana Cafe, Sonora, Mexico – Photo of the Day 

Source: Havana Times Habana Café, Sonora, Mexico.  By Beth Henson (USA).  Camera: iPhone SE The post Habana Cafe, Sonora, Mexico – Photo of the Day  appeared first on… Link: Habana Cafe, Sonora, Mexico – Photo of the Day 

Body found in St Andrew

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are in the area of the St Andrew Parish Church following reports that a body was found there. A search party that included the… Link: Body found in St Andrew

Opinion: EYEWITNESS: The standard…

Source: iNews Guyana …is on show As you dear readers would know, your humble Eyewitness greatly admires the rule of law tradition, which the British bequeathed to us… Link: Opinion: EYEWITNESS: The standard…

Berkshire Students Explore Bermuda During Trip

Source: Bernews During a visit to Bermuda for the recent FootSail Soccer Invitational, Berkshire students immersed themselves in Bermudian culture by visiting a number of spots around… Link: Berkshire Students Explore Bermuda During Trip

Desta Zion Wilson In Britain’s Got Reggae

Source: Bernews Bermudian musician and vocalist Desta Zion Wilson recently placed as runner up in Britain’s Got Reggae, a UK-based reggae competition. The competition encourages seasoned and… Link: Desta Zion Wilson In Britain’s Got Reggae

T&T Police Urged To Charge Union Leader With Sedition

Source: St. Lucia Times Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard, SC, has advised police to charge Public Service Association (PSA) Watson Duke with sedition. Responding to questions at… Link: T&T Police Urged To Charge Union Leader With Sedition

Accident At Haulover Bridge, Man Dead

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 30th. 2019 – A early morning accident at the Haulover Bridge has claimed the life of Rasheed Pollard. The Reporter has confirmed that… Link: Accident At Haulover Bridge, Man Dead

Alert #13 on Hurricane Dorian

Source: Bahamas Weekly ALERT #13 ON HURRICANE DORIAN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST, 2019 AT 9AM EDT. ….AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT FINDS DORIAN A… Link: Alert #13 on Hurricane Dorian

Private Preschool Partnership Deal Signed

Source: Jones Bahamas Taking another step towards expanding access to preschool education, the government, this past Tuesday, inked a deal for the Private Preschool Partnership.  The partnership is… Link: Private Preschool Partnership Deal Signed

BDU Asks Court for New Trial Date

Source: Jones Bahamas The status hearing for the injunction filed against the Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) forcing members to return to work was heard before Justice Ian Winder… Link: BDU Asks Court for New Trial Date

Police Alert Public on Growing Fraud Trends

Source: Jones Bahamas Addressing the growing issue of fraud in The Bahamas, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) yesterday highlighted fraud trends that police have been investigating over… Link: Police Alert Public on Growing Fraud Trends

PLP Wants Minnis to Give Hurricane Warning

Source: Jones Bahamas Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell is calling on the prime minister to address the nation on what should be done to adequately prepare… Link: PLP Wants Minnis to Give Hurricane Warning

Bill to Protect Senior Citizens’ Rights

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell and Parliamentary Secretary Michael Foulkes announced on Thursday that they are on their third draft of a bill to… Link: Bill to Protect Senior Citizens’ Rights

Colombia To Judicially Pursue FARC Members Taking Up Arms

Source: Havana Times Colombian Vice President Marta Lucia Ramirez on Thursday said the judiciary would pursue ex-commanders of the former guerrilla movement FARC who announced they were taking… Link: Colombia To Judicially Pursue FARC Members Taking Up Arms

Mostly Fair on Friday

Source: St. John Source Mostly fair weather conditions are expected today with only isolated to scattered showers from time to time. Seas to five feet or less and winds… Link: Mostly Fair on Friday

Curumin (Brasil) – Song of the Day

Source: Havana Times Today’s featured artist is Curumin from Brazil with the song “Solidao Gasolina” from the album “Achados e Perdidos” (2005). The post Curumin (Brasil) – Song… Link: Curumin (Brasil) – Song of the Day

Christian singer backs 'equity'

Source: The Royal Gazette A singer scheduled to perform at Bermuda’s first gay Pride celebration tomorrow said she had been bombarded with criticism after she agreed to appear at… Link: Christian singer backs 'equity'

Belco tackling issue of long billing months

Source: The Royal Gazette You’re not seeing things when your monthly Belco bill charges for more than a month’s worth of usage.In some instances, those additional days can tip… Link: Belco tackling issue of long billing months

Alert #12 on Hurricane Dorian

Source: Bahamas Weekly ALERT #12 ON HURRICANE DORIAN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST, 2019 AT 6AM EDT. ….DORIAN IS FORECAST TO BECOME A… Link: Alert #12 on Hurricane Dorian

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