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September 4, 2019

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Coast Guard Officer Charged With Aggravated Assault

Source: Channel 5 Belize Brian Orellana Coast Guard Officer, Brian Orellana, is behind bars tonight. He has been criminally charged for allegedly attacking Christina Teul, hitting her with a… Link: Coast Guard Officer Charged With Aggravated Assault

Rafael Usher Passes Away a Month After Getting Shot

Source: Channel 5 Belize Rafael Usher Twenty-seven-year-old Rafael Usher, known to friends and family as Ragga, succumbed to gunshot injuries he received on July thirty-first.  The Arlington Drive resident… Link: Rafael Usher Passes Away a Month After Getting Shot

Hit and Run On Central American Boulevard

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was a hit and run incident on Central American Boulevard this morning where a man riding a bicycle in the vicinity of Joe’s Meat… Link: Hit and Run On Central American Boulevard

Our Own battle to second Masters title

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Frederick Halley TORONTO, Canada – Our Own Sports Club became the first team to capture two Toronto Cup titles when they turned back the… Link: Our Own battle to second Masters title

CONCACAF Nations League to serve as pathway for 2021 Gold Cup

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) yesterday confirmed that the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League, which kicks off today, will serve… Link: CONCACAF Nations League to serve as pathway for 2021 Gold Cup

Trim, Roberts and Grant in playoff set for Sunday

Source: Guyana Chronicle IT’S a three-way playoff battle to determine the winner of the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC)-organised Keith Moseley Memorial four-ball billiards championship which will be played… Link: Trim, Roberts and Grant in playoff set for Sunday

Grand Cayman Green Iguana Survey/Cull Update

Source: Cayman Eye News 4 September, 2019 Department of Environment (DoE) scientists have completed the fieldwork for the annual Green Iguana survey on Grand Cayman and are currently evaluating… Link: Grand Cayman Green Iguana Survey/Cull Update

The Editor speaks: Literacy

Source: Cayman Eye News Sunday September 8th is Lieracy Day and the theme is ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’.. “Multilingualism”? Wow. Try to say that quickly? I wonder who came up… Link: The Editor speaks: Literacy

Cayman: 2019 International Literacy Day Message

Source: Cayman Eye News Every September, the world celebrates International Literacy Day. It’s a time to share beloved stories, recommit to personal and communal literacy goals, and embrace the… Link: Cayman: 2019 International Literacy Day Message

Officials Confirm: 20 People Killed In Bahamas

Source: Bernews International media are now reporting the very sad news that officials have confirmed that 20 people have died in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian,… Link: Officials Confirm: 20 People Killed In Bahamas

What’s in it for the cruise lines?

Source: Cayman News Service Mario Rankin writes: As the petition verification process nears to an end, the first ever people-initiated referendum is imminent. Caymanians will make the decision on… Link: What’s in it for the cruise lines?

UN Emergency Relief Delegation in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (standing left, during greeting) met with the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, and Emergency Relief… Link: UN Emergency Relief Delegation in The Bahamas

Vogue On Bermuda’s “Newfound Vibrancy”

Source: Bernews Vogue’s online edition takes its readers on a lavishly illustrated whirlwind tour of Bermuda in a new travel piece posted this week. Writer Jancee Dunn… Link: Vogue On Bermuda’s “Newfound Vibrancy”

Sentence reduced in bar stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal reduced Carlo Malik Webster Jr’s sentence for wounding with intent from six years to five, after his case… Link: Sentence reduced in bar stabbing

‘Prolonged’ Protest Action At SLASPA Averted

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:– A meeting between the Management of the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) led by Mrs. Grace Parkinson and the Leadership and… Link: ‘Prolonged’ Protest Action At SLASPA Averted

Orientation for Frederick Smith students postponed

Source: Nation Newspaper Parents and guardians of first and fourth form students of the Frederick Smith Secondary School are advised that the orientation scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, September… Link: Orientation for Frederick Smith students postponed

34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Brian Borden (34), who was convicted in August 2014 of the gang-related murder in West Bay of Robert Mackford Bush three years before, had… Link: 34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

PPP urges full support for The Bahamas

Source: iNews Guyana The Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) is urging full support for hurricane-hit Bahamas. See full statement below: The People’s Progressive Party and all Guyanese extend our… Link: PPP urges full support for The Bahamas

Cops pepper spray driver resisting arrest

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 23-year-old man involved in a single-vehicle crash near the Yacht Club Roundabout early Sunday morning was pepper sprayed by the police after he… Link: Cops pepper spray driver resisting arrest

Missing teen found

Source: iNews Guyana Family members have found 14-year-old Akeila Grimshaw, who was reported missing since Monday. The girl’s mother informed INews that her daughter is safe, but would… Link: Missing teen found

30 Minute Video: Sept 4 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening… Link: 30 Minute Video: Sept 4 ZBM Evening News

Hurricane Triggers ‘Pillaging, Looting’ In the Bahamas

Source: St. Lucia Times A woman fleeing the Bahamas has asserted that Hurricane Dorian triggered looting and pillaging in the country. “There’s total devastation,” Hurricane Survivor, Alicia Cook lamented.… Link: Hurricane Triggers ‘Pillaging, Looting’ In the Bahamas

Video: Constituency 29 Back To School Party

Source: Bernews Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva — who represents the PLP in Constituency 29 Southampton East — and his constituency branch are holding their… Link: Video: Constituency 29 Back To School Party

Resident catches suspect burglar

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 39-year-old man from George Town was discovered in a home off Smith Road, George Town, at around 3:00am on Tuesday morning by the… Link: Resident catches suspect burglar

Liberty Mutual Re Promotes Alice Blake

Source: Bernews Liberty Mutual Re [LM Re], part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Alice Blake to the role of a Senior Underwriter – Financial Risks… Link: Liberty Mutual Re Promotes Alice Blake

Fisherman remanded for wounding friend

Source: iNews Guyana A fisherman, who chopped his drinking partner during a night out, was remanded to prison when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown… Link: Fisherman remanded for wounding friend

Team Saint Lucia Off To CONCACAF Nations League

Source: St. Lucia Times By Terry Finisterre Team Saint Lucia leaves the island today for our Concacaf Nations League opener against El Salvador. The core of the team from… Link: Team Saint Lucia Off To CONCACAF Nations League

Forgotten children

Source: Newsday TWO RECENT interventions, by State officials and international agencies, have provided welcome support to children in need, highlighting the plight of those often left at… Link: Forgotten children

New Videos Explain Puerto Rico’s Predicament

Source: Puerto Rico Report Two videos on statehood for Puerto Rico have been posted on YouTube in the past few days. Teen Kids News, an Emmy-winning national news program… Link: New Videos Explain Puerto Rico’s Predicament

Trump Says US “Well Prepared” for Dorian

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   NY Post- President Trump said authorities are “very well-prepared” for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to make landfall in Georgia or… Link: Trump Says US “Well Prepared” for Dorian

Honduras to Drop Criminal Defamation from New Penal Code

Source: Havana Times The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed an announcement by the Honduran National Congress that the country will decriminalize defamation and slander. The post Honduras… Link: Honduras to Drop Criminal Defamation from New Penal Code

Roger Federer goes out to Grigor Dimitrov

Source: Nation Newspaper Five-time champion Roger Federer is out of the US Open after Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov won a late-night thriller to finally beat the Swiss great.  Federer,… Link: Roger Federer goes out to Grigor Dimitrov

Live Video: Lightbourne, Leverock & Bascome

Source: Bernews Bernews is hosting a News & Views panel discussion about the Concacaf Nations League, with Bermuda’s national football coach Kyle Lightbourne, team captain Dante Leverock… Link: Live Video: Lightbourne, Leverock & Bascome

Community Employed In Road Reconstruction Project

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:- The Government of Saint Lucia recently awarded contracts to more than thirty sub-contractors for concrete works, as part of the Saltibus road reconstruction project.… Link: Community Employed In Road Reconstruction Project

Too much US$ cash: Jamaica’s banking issues far from over

Source: Stabroek News (Jamaica Observer) It is apparent that Jamaica’s correspondent banking conundrum regarding the repatriation of cash in United States dollars from local banks is far from over,… Link: Too much US$ cash: Jamaica’s banking issues far from over

Police looking into house fire

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a house fire of unknown origin which occurred on Monday. The fire destroyed Sheldon Sargeant-Hoyte’s unit at #98 Denton Road, Grazettes, St… Link: Police looking into house fire

LUCELEC Internal Fault Triggers System Shutdown

Source: The St. Lucia Star The island experienced a total electrical system shutdown at approximately 12:37am on Wednesday, September 4.   The power outage was caused by a major internal fault… Link: LUCELEC Internal Fault Triggers System Shutdown

Azorean Fado Musicians To Perform In Bermuda

Source: Bernews The Portuguese Cultural Association will be hosting an evening of Fado music on Saturday, October 5th at the Vasco da Gama Club. A spokesperson said,… Link: Azorean Fado Musicians To Perform In Bermuda

BELCO Working To Restore Power Outages

Source: Bernews BELCO has confirmed there are “significant outages across the island due to a major transmission fault,” explaining that their “crews are working hard to restore… Link: BELCO Working To Restore Power Outages

Bermuda Arts Council Grants Awarded

Source: Bernews Recently, three artists and musicians received a combined $25,000 in funding as part of this year’s Bermuda Arts Council [BAC] Grant Awards, with Rashun Robinson,… Link: Bermuda Arts Council Grants Awarded

Delray Rawlins Wins ‘Performance Of Month’

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Delray Rawlins has won the Porsche ‘Performance of the Month’ award for August following his maiden first-class century. This was posted by the Sussex team… Link: Delray Rawlins Wins ‘Performance Of Month’

NO Means NO, Even If He Loves You

Source: Havana Times The phrase has gone viral on the Internet and it sheds light on an everyday reality: it is hard for many people to understand when… Link: NO Means NO, Even If He Loves You

PLP Mobilizes Relief Support

Source: Jones Bahamas Progressive Liberal Party Leader (PLP) Philip Davis pledged support to those devastated by Hurricane Dorian.  Shocked by what he called “savage destruction” caused by Hurricane… Link: PLP Mobilizes Relief Support

Dorian Deaths Now Seven – ‘Expect More’

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced yesterday that two more persons from Abaco have died as result of catastrophic Hurricane Dorian, bringing the death toll… Link: Dorian Deaths Now Seven – ‘Expect More’

Soldiers – Bisbee Arizona, USA – Photo of the Day

Source: Havana Times Soldiers – Bisbee Arizona, USA. By Rafiki Shemanski (USA). Camera: Samsung SM-G930P The post Soldiers – Bisbee Arizona, USA – Photo of the Day appeared… Link: Soldiers – Bisbee Arizona, USA – Photo of the Day

Poor marketing cited as major reason for business failure

Source: iNews Guyana The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Tuesday launched its 2nd Business Development Forum. The event aims to, among other things, help businesses grow.… Link: Poor marketing cited as major reason for business failure

Venezuelan President Maduro Orders Maneuvers on Colombian Border

Source: Havana Times Venezuela’s President Nicholas Maduro has ordered military maneuvers to be held on the border with neighboring Colombia. The post Venezuelan President Maduro Orders Maneuvers on… Link: Venezuelan President Maduro Orders Maneuvers on Colombian Border

St Lucia to revitalise honey industry

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – St Lucia is moving to revitalise its honey industry after the island’s honey cluster development plan has been successful in securing funding. A… Link: St Lucia to revitalise honey industry

Perez Prado (Cuba) – Song of the Day

Source: Havana Times Today’s featured artist is Perez Prado y su orquesta from Cuba with the song “Norma La de Guadalajara” from the EP “Norma La de Guadalajara”… Link: Perez Prado (Cuba) – Song of the Day

Saint Lucia Experiences Total Electrical System Shutdown

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries, September 4, 2019 – The island experienced a total electrical system shutdown at approximately 12:37 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4.  The power outage was caused by… Link: Saint Lucia Experiences Total Electrical System Shutdown

Bahamas Gov't Schools Notice after Hurricane Dorian

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau, The Bahamas – September 4th , 2019 The Minister of Education wishes to advise the general public that all government schools in the Commonwealth… Link: Bahamas Gov't Schools Notice after Hurricane Dorian

PPP GECOM Commissioners slam continued foot-dragging

Source: Guyana Times General and Regional Elections …say despite urgency, GECOM “moving further away from elections” …proposal for producing ID cards has maximum 140-day timeframe Following another afternoon… Link: PPP GECOM Commissioners slam continued foot-dragging

Demerara Harbour Bridge reopens to light vehicular traffic

Source: Guyana Times …maritime traffic halted …more damages discovered as work continues – General Manager The foreign firm that owns the barge which slammed into the Demerara Harbour… Link: Demerara Harbour Bridge reopens to light vehicular traffic

Jamaica pledges help to Bahamas

Source: Jamaica Star Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says the Government of Jamaica has pledged its support to the Government and People… Link: Jamaica pledges help to Bahamas

JISCO Alpart workers to lose jobs

Source: Jamaica Star A large number of workers will be out of jobs in Nain, St Elizabeth, in the next two months, as production will be discontinued for… Link: JISCO Alpart workers to lose jobs

‘Total devastation’ as Dorian batters Bahamas

Source: Jamaica Star FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP): R elief officials reported scenes of utter ruin on Tuesday in parts of The Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding… Link: ‘Total devastation’ as Dorian batters Bahamas

Boost for Essex Valley farmers

Source: Jamaica Star Seven hundred farmers who operate in the Essex Valley region of St Elizabeth are set to benefit from training towards enabling them to achieve Global… Link: Boost for Essex Valley farmers

County Line: Major UK Drug Ring Members Convicted

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Clockwise from top left: John Griffin, Shanice Morrison, Amari Orgill, Antoinette Bourne, Timon Davis-Blake and Connell Bruce. Photograph: Devon and Cornwall police Seven gang members… Link: County Line: Major UK Drug Ring Members Convicted

$40,000 for Joshua Perdomo; $0.00 for poor school children

Source: Amandala News At Ladyville Seventh Day Adventist Primary School, poor children are being denied an education due to unpaid bills, while the Cabinet Secretary’s son was given… Link: ,000 for Joshua Perdomo; {$permalink}.00 for poor school children

Catherine Alexander Dies at 82

Source: St. John Source Catherine Alexander Catherine Alexander, better known as “Loretta,” died on Aug. 28 at the age of 82. Catherine is survived by: her sons: Felix, Leonard… Link: Catherine Alexander Dies at 82

Hurricane Dorian | Bartlett to drum up support for Bahamas at UNWTO – Sandals resorts unaffected; hotel chain looks to help with recovery efforts

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett will be pushing to mobilise global support for hurricane-recovery efforts for The Bahamas when he attends the United Nations… Link: Hurricane Dorian | Bartlett to drum up support for Bahamas at UNWTO – Sandals resorts unaffected; hotel chain looks to help with recovery efforts

Hurricane Dorian | Queen shocked, saddened

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Queen Elizabeth, the sovereign of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, yesterday shared her condolences over the devastation brought by Hurricane Dorian with the governor… Link: Hurricane Dorian | Queen shocked, saddened

Harbour Bridge opens to ‘light’ traffic

Source: Guyana Chronicle – to be properly realigned today, barge owners to pay cost of repairs THE Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) has been opened to ‘light traffic’ following… Link: Harbour Bridge opens to ‘light’ traffic

Production of ID cards being discussed at GECOM

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will meet again on Friday after discussions on list of electorates, cross-matching and the production of ID cards regarding the… Link: Production of ID cards being discussed at GECOM

Over 800 scholarships granted to Indigenous students

Source: Guyana Chronicle MORE than 800 scholarships have been issued to Indigenous students, Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe has said. The minister disclosed… Link: Over 800 scholarships granted to Indigenous students

Stalemate continues… GECOM no closer to election date

Source: Kaieteur News “We have not arrived at any final decisions.” “There’s nothing. We’re no nearer to elections…” “A lot of our time was spent on generalizations rather… Link: Stalemate continues… GECOM no closer to election date

2014 Robb St. arson murders… Judge aborts trial

Source: Kaieteur News High Court Judge Brassington Reynolds yesterday brought a sudden halt to the trial of Ganga Kishna and Avishkar Bissoon, accused of the murders of a… Link: 2014 Robb St. arson murders… Judge aborts trial

Long-term’ drought by end November

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) Tuesday said even as rainfall continues to increase across the region, there’s more concern over long-term… Link: Long-term’ drought by end November

Luxury resorts still popular in Britain

Source: Barbados Today With England continuing to be its target market, chairman of Royal Westmoreland John Morphet has reported that the luxury resort is continuing to do exceptionally… Link: Luxury resorts still popular in Britain

AOPT: Govt dragging electric bus switch

Source: Barbados Today Government is making little progress towards its goal of electric-powered public transport, the head of one of the privately-owned public service vehicle organizations has claimed.… Link: AOPT: Govt dragging electric bus switch

CDEMA, UNFPA ‘to boost disaster response’

Source: Barbados Today At a time when the people of Bahamas are being affected by one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the CARICOM nation, the United… Link: CDEMA, UNFPA ‘to boost disaster response’

Aerial Footage shows mass destruction in Abaco, Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly A video by the WxChasers showing Abaco, Bahamas after the passing of Hurricane Dorian. The Wx Chaser’s tagline is “Chasing Mother Natures Fury.” They write,”What’s… Link: Aerial Footage shows mass destruction in Abaco, Bahamas

Lives lost in Abaco now 7 confirms Prime Minister

Source: Bahamas Weekly In a media update today, September 3, 2019 following his aerial reconnaissance of the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian on the island of Abaco, facilitated… Link: Lives lost in Abaco now 7 confirms Prime Minister

Government Prepares Strategy To Avert BBOC Actions

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, September 3rd. 2019 – Senior government officials, including Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte and Transport Minister, Edmond Castro met with members of the Belize Bus… Link: Government Prepares Strategy To Avert BBOC Actions

Maria Elizabeth Jose Ramos-Duran Dies

Source: St. John Source Maria Elizabeth Jose Ramos-Duran Maria Elizabeth Jose Ramos-Duran has died. The viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home.… Link: Maria Elizabeth Jose Ramos-Duran Dies

Clear The Land Ways in on Bus Situation

Source: Channel 5 Belize Edmund Castro Minister of Transport Edmund Castro has been involved in the negotiations with the B.B.A.  While he has championed the cause of the local… Link: Clear The Land Ways in on Bus Situation

Graham Creek – a year later!

Source: Channel 5 Belize Last year we took you on a journey to Graham Creek in Toledo. We went along with the Belize National Teachers Union to see firsthand… Link: Graham Creek – a year later!

Graham Creek still needs your help!

Source: Channel 5 Belize As you saw in our story, Graham Creek Government School got some donations to kick off the school year. The donations were made possible by… Link: Graham Creek still needs your help!

National park status for Mount Scenery Nature Park

Source: Saba News The Mount Scenery Nature Park has acquired the national park status on a regional, national and international level. Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality… Link: National park status for Mount Scenery Nature Park

The Idea to Build an LPG Depot in Big Creek

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dr. Gilbert Canton According to Canton, a complete study of the cost of acquisition of liquid petroleum gases from the U.S. Gulf Coast was subsequently… Link: The Idea to Build an LPG Depot in Big Creek

A Public/Private Partnership for Local LPG Industry

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dr. Gilbert Canton The idea of a public/private partnership with the Government of Belize is based on similar models employed elsewhere in the region.  In… Link: A Public/Private Partnership for Local LPG Industry

Small muscle team for CAC

Source: Nation Newspaper ACKNOWLEDGING that team glory was no longer a priority, the Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (BABBFF) is sending one of its smallest teams to… Link: Small muscle team for CAC

Tridents ready to attack

Source: Nation Newspaper OVERSEAS-BASED STRIKERS Hallam Hope and Nick Blackman will look to kick Barbados off to a winning start in Group C of the Concacaf Nations League… Link: Tridents ready to attack

Pay deadline

Source: Nation Newspaper ABOUT 30 out of 103 retrenched workers of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) are calling on the state-owned entity to pay them what they are… Link: Pay deadline

Paradise wiped out

Source: Nation Newspaper FREEPORT – Miles of debris from houses smashed apart by Hurricane Dorian stretched yesterday across the landscape of The Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island as the… Link: Paradise wiped out

How Investors Were Chosen for NGCL

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dr. Gilbert Canton In July of last year, an agreement was signed with the Barrow administration formalizing the partnership and shareholders were sought thereafter.  Those… Link: How Investors Were Chosen for NGCL

Online fight against private school

Source: Nation Newspaper Providence Secondary School in St George is being accused of discrimination against a 14-year-old student who was born as a boy but identifies as a… Link: Online fight against private school

Premium prices up by nineteen cents

Source: Channel 5 Belize Effective at midnight, the price of premium gasoline will be going up by nineteen cents per gallon. Consumers will be paying eleven dollars and thirty-one… Link: Premium prices up by nineteen cents

Police report of Saturday , September 1st 2019

Source: Saba News On Saturday, September 1st , a “hit and run” was reported at The Sandy Road where a car hit a scooter. The driver of the… Link: Police report of Saturday , September 1st 2019

India’s Kohli calls Bumrah the most complete bowler around

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – India captain Virat Kohli has declared Jasprit Bumrah as “the most complete bowler in world cricket” after the quick’s stellar performance in their… Link: India’s Kohli calls Bumrah the most complete bowler around

Cayman: Assistance to Bahamas will be coordinated

Source: Cayman Eye News www.tropicaltidbits.com From Office of the Governor & Office of the Premier His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper and The Honourable Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed today… Link: Cayman: Assistance to Bahamas will be coordinated

Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

Source: Cayman Eye News From The Team at Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty To all of our family, friends, and clients that would like to aid those in Abaco and… Link: Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

The Editor speaks: Togetherness and Love

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson I really didn’t know what to write about today. The aftermath and the death of CITN/Cayman27 is still occupying my mind. I happened… Link: The Editor speaks: Togetherness and Love

Relief effort begins in earnest for Bahamas

Source: Cayman Compass Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas Tuesday after lingering in the area since Sunday night, and several of the country’s regional neighbours have begun putting together… Link: Relief effort begins in earnest for Bahamas

Last Harbour Nights On September 4th

Source: Bernews After an extended 21 week season, tomorrow night, Wednesday September 4th, marks the end of the 2019 Harbour Nights season. The Chamber of Commerce is… Link: Last Harbour Nights On September 4th

John Wilhelm Tranberg Dies at 103

Source: St. John Source John Wilhelm Tranberg John Wilhelm Tranberg of St. Croix, U.S.V.I., died on Thursday, Aug. 22. He was 103 years old. He is survived by his… Link: John Wilhelm Tranberg Dies at 103

Premier Offers Sympathy, Support To Bahamas

Source: Bernews Following the catastrophic damage in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian, Premier David Burt extended sympathies to the people of the Bahamas, and said he… Link: Premier Offers Sympathy, Support To Bahamas

S.R.D.F Awards Bursaries & Scholarships

Source: St. Lucia Times Soufriere, St. Lucia – Last Friday, 30th August, 2019 the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (S.R.D.F) held a closing ceremony for its annual scholarship and bursary… Link: S.R.D.F Awards Bursaries & Scholarships

Triathlon: BTA Labour Day Home Event Results

Source: Bernews Geoff Smith won the Bermuda Triathlon Association Labour Day Home Event in Harrington Sound. Smith was clocked at 1.01.16 over the approximate Sprint Distance of… Link: Triathlon: BTA Labour Day Home Event Results

Traffic Advisory for CPL

Source: iNews Guyana The Guyana Leg of the Caribbean Premier League 2019, will be held at the Guyana National Stadium Providence. To facilitate the free flow of traffic,… Link: Traffic Advisory for CPL

Premium Gas Price – Up Again @ Midnight

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, September 3rd. 2019 – The Ministry of Finance announces that effective Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, the pump price of premium gasoline will increase by… Link: Premium Gas Price – Up Again @ Midnight

Photo Set II: 2019 Labour Day Celebrations

Source: Bernews The annual Labour Day celebrations were held on Monday [Sept 2] with people gathering on Union Square before marching through Hamilton, as they celebrated the 38th anniversary.… Link: Photo Set II: 2019 Labour Day Celebrations

Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Okeno Nicholas Solomon (26), who is currently serving a 20½-year sentence for rape, aggravated burglary, theft and sexual assault, had his appeal denied for… Link: Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

BUEI Films To Screen Vita & Virginia On Sept 8

Source: Bernews A 2018 biographical drama about the fiery friendship and romance between two 1920s literary luminaries will be screening as part of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration… Link: BUEI Films To Screen Vita & Virginia On Sept 8

PM Appeals For Help For The Bahamas

Source: St. Lucia Times Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, has appealed to the international community and others to assist the hurricane ravaged… Link: PM Appeals For Help For The Bahamas

Real protection needed to stop mangrove clearance

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Environment is hoping that if Cabinet accepts the recommendations of the National Conservation Council for a species protection plan for mangroves,… Link: Real protection needed to stop mangrove clearance

School Uniforms Are an Important Issue in Cuba

Source: Havana Times While the media and ministers of governments in other countries dedicate their time and space to issues such as the environment, duty on market products,… Link: School Uniforms Are an Important Issue in Cuba

Alert #48 Hurricane Dorian 85 miles north of Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly 6 PM EDT, TUESDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019. … HURRICANE DORIAN CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM GRAND BAHAMA… …DANGEROUS WINDS AND LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE WILL CONTINUE… Link: Alert #48 Hurricane Dorian 85 miles north of Grand Bahama

Closure of Ivor Walters Primary School extended

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Ministry of Education in the Nevis Island Administration announced Tuesday it has extended the closure of the Ivor Walters Primary School through Friday, Sept.… Link: Closure of Ivor Walters Primary School extended

NEVLEC Chairman announces new General Manager

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Stedmond Tross, Chairman of Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) Board of Directors, introduced the new General Manager of NEVLEC, as well as the Generation Consultant, in… Link: NEVLEC Chairman announces new General Manager

Foreign National crushed to death on ship

Source: iNews Guyana A Philippines national was on Monday evening killed after the deck of a vessel fell into the hatch and crushed him to death at a… Link: Foreign National crushed to death on ship

Taxi driver slapped with attempted murder charge

Source: iNews Guyana A taxi driver who allegedly stabbed a man during a row over $2000 appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday. Forty-three-year-old, Morris Carter of… Link: Taxi driver slapped with attempted murder charge

Florida braces for Dorian

Source: Newsday Although Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded to a category two storm, Floridians are ensuring they are well prepared to weather its effects. The US National… Link: Florida braces for Dorian

Death toll could rise

Source: Cana News Aerial view of the damage in Abacos GEORGETOWN,… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: Death toll could rise

Nicaragua After Ortega, Will “Anything” Be Better?

Source: Havana Times En la lucha contra el somocismo se repetía profusamente la frase “después de Somoza cualquier cosa”. Esa frase encerraba la creencia, o la ilusión, de… Link: Nicaragua After Ortega, Will “Anything” Be Better?

When Stupidity and Disgrace Take Over Cuban Universities

Source: Havana Times Cuba’s vice-minister of further education, Martha del Carmen Mesa Valenciano, is one of those people who the world would thank for remaining anonymous and silent.… Link: When Stupidity and Disgrace Take Over Cuban Universities

Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 3

Source: Cayman News Service (CPR Cayman): Proudly supporting participatory democracy in our country, the first people-initiated referendum will empower voters to have their say on the Cruise Berthing Facility.… Link: Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 3

Preserving the Amazon: an achievable goal

Source: Barbados Today The Amazon is the largest tropical forest on our planet. It houses 33 million people from nine countries and is home to extraordinary biodiversity. Its… Link: Preserving the Amazon: an achievable goal

The Bahamas: Death toll from Hurricane Dorian to rise

Source: Barbados Today SOURCE: NASSAU GUARDIAN: The death toll from Hurricane Dorian will increase, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said today after he revealed that a few… Link: The Bahamas: Death toll from Hurricane Dorian to rise

‘Radioactive regulations coming’

Source: Barbados Today The handling of radioactive material being left to the discretion of individual companies is set to end, as Government moves to set standards for the… Link: ‘Radioactive regulations coming’

British on standby to assist the Bahamas

Source: Barbados Today RFA Mounts Bay, a British Royal Navy auxiliary aid ship, is making ‘best speed’ to the Bahamas to help with recovery efforts. This is according… Link: British on standby to assist the Bahamas

Collaboration is the key – PM Mottley

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has underscored the importance of teamwork, saying such collaboration was necessary in life. Mottley made the comments on Saturday night… Link: Collaboration is the key – PM Mottley

SLFA ISLAND CUP: Week 7 Results

Source: The Voice The action continued in the Saint Lucia Football Association Inc. sponsored National Lotteries Authority Island Cup with two double headers … The post SLFA ISLAND… Link: SLFA ISLAND CUP: Week 7 Results

Sarrot Stabbing brings 2019 Homicide Toll to 32

Source: The St. Lucia Star Investigations are ongoing, according to police, into the fatal stabbing of Vick Denis, a 34-year-old resident of Sarrot, Castries. Police say Denis was stabbed by… Link: Sarrot Stabbing brings 2019 Homicide Toll to 32

Outstanding Warrants: Check Before Travel

Source: Bernews Saying they are aware of situations where people attempting to travel have been arrested on “outstanding court matters” at the airport, the police are urging… Link: Outstanding Warrants: Check Before Travel

Despite rains, concerns over regional drought situation prevail

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) Tuesday said even as rainfall continues to increase across the region, there’s more concern… Link: Despite rains, concerns over regional drought situation prevail

CARIFESTA And Indo-Caribbean Culture

Source: St. Lucia Times The Editor, The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in Trinidad and Tobago has come and US$6. million have gone. A post mortem has to be… Link: CARIFESTA And Indo-Caribbean Culture

‘Tourism Expected to Recover after Dorian’

Source: Jones Bahamas The tourism product will take a significant blow following Hurricane Dorian as both Grand Bahama and Abaco are both major sources to the economy at… Link: ‘Tourism Expected to Recover after Dorian’

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