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December 12, 2019

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Central Bank considering penalties for Republic Bank

Source: iNews Guyana The Central Bank of Guyana is considering penalties against Republic Bank, in wake of numerous complaints from customers about its poor service following a system… Link: Central Bank considering penalties for Republic Bank

Hydromet warns of flooding

Source: iNews Guyana The Hydromet Office has warned of flooding today, due to heavy rainfall. See full statement: SPECIAL INFORMATION: Flood warning remains in effect for flood prone… Link: Hydromet warns of flooding

Mia Mottley Speaks at Kenya Celebration

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt. Hon. Mia Amor Mottley and President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on December 11, 2019. Barbados Prime Minister Mia… Link: Mia Mottley Speaks at Kenya Celebration

Man pretending to be cop faces several robbery charges

Source: iNews Guyana A 21-year-old man accused of pretending to be a cop was on Wednesday slapped with several robbery charges and appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at… Link: Man pretending to be cop faces several robbery charges

Not difficult to pick ourselves up again – Kieron Pollard

Source: iNews Guyana After Rohit Sharma pulled left-arm fingerspinner Khary Pierre against the turn, the ball seemed destined to soar over the midwicket boundary. Until Evin Lewis’ athletic… Link: Not difficult to pick ourselves up again – Kieron Pollard

Sagicor sponsors Christmas Tennis Tournament 2019

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE) – Sagicor Inc continues to support the development of tennis throughout the island as they have partnered with the St. Lucia Tennis Association… Link: Sagicor sponsors Christmas Tennis Tournament 2019

Concacaf: 2021 Gold Cup Qualifying Matches

Source: Bernews Concacaf conducted the official draw for the qualifying matches of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. The gala event in Miami, Florida was attended by Concacaf… Link: Concacaf: 2021 Gold Cup Qualifying Matches

Lamb Foggo Temporarily Reduces Hours

Source: Bernews As part of its winter planning, Bermuda Hospitals Board announced that between December 16 2019 and January 31 2020, week time opening hours at the Lamb… Link: Lamb Foggo Temporarily Reduces Hours

Finalists 11th HT Photo Contest – “Life in Cuba”

Source: Havana Times The jury is currently reviewing the pictures remaining in this fourth and final round of selection of our 11th HT Photo Contest. (67 photos) The… Link: Finalists 11th HT Photo Contest – “Life in Cuba”

Shiona Turini Nominated For CDGA Award

Source: Bernews Bermudian style influencer and fashion expert Shiona Turini has been nominated in the ‘Excellence in Contemporary Film’ category in the 22nd Costume Designers Guild Awards… Link: Shiona Turini Nominated For CDGA Award

Bermuda Retains Jumping Challenge Title

Source: Bernews The 2019 Caribbean Equestrian Association’s Regional Jumping Challenge [CEA RJC] recently came to a successful conclusion for Bermuda’s show jumping riders. A spokesperson said, “For… Link: Bermuda Retains Jumping Challenge Title

Jamaican company donates drone to CDEMA

Source: Nation Newspaper Given the region’s high vulnerability to natural and technological hazards, the need for smart tools and technologies to support regional preparedness and response for disasters… Link: Jamaican company donates drone to CDEMA

Management of Waste During the Holiday Season

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority encourages all residents to contribute to a clean environment this holiday season by containing all garbage until the… Link: Management of Waste During the Holiday Season

Early Christmas vacation for Frederick Smith students

Source: Nation Newspaper Students at the Frederick Smith Secondary School have received an early Christmas gift. Following the staging of a peace rally yesterday from Jubilee Gardens, The… Link: Early Christmas vacation for Frederick Smith students

Jamaican wins Caribbean Impact Award in New York

Source: Stabroek News (Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican public relations practitioner and media relations specialist Lyndon Taylor is one of the recipients of this year’s Impact Awards in New York,… Link: Jamaican wins Caribbean Impact Award in New York

Trinidad father killed for his gold chains

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Express) A man who often wore a lot of gold jewelry, was shot, killed, and robbed of it on Wednesday night. The article Trinidad… Link: Trinidad father killed for his gold chains

Early Morning RTA In Orange Walk: Motorcyclist Died

Source: The Reporter Early Morning RTA In Orange Walk: Motorcyclist Died Thursday, Dec. 12th. 2019 – There was a fatal traffic accident on the outskirts of Trinidad Village… Link: Early Morning RTA In Orange Walk: Motorcyclist Died

12 Dec 2019 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 12 Dec Thu 2019 icons.wxug.com Weather in CaymanSYNOPSIS Moderate to fresh east to northeast winds and seas are expected to continue for the next 24… Link: 12 Dec 2019 Weather in Cayman

Brazil Cuts Interest Rates to Record Lows

Source: Havana Times The central bank of Brazil has decided to make another interest rate cut in order to boost the country’s ailing economy. The post Brazil Cuts… Link: Brazil Cuts Interest Rates to Record Lows

Better internet for OECS schools

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES, St Lucia – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to launch ProjectConnect, the first pillar… Link: Better internet for OECS schools

Caretaker President fires 6 diplomats

Source: Guyana Times …yet denies degutting foreign service Six Guyanese diplomats who served in foreign states were fired by the David Granger-led Administration but the President downplayed the… Link: Caretaker President fires 6 diplomats

Chemical spill at GNIC facility forces temporary shutdown

Source: Guyana Times A chemical spill at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) wharf on Lombard Street, Georgetown, Wednesday morning forced a temporary shutdown of the facility. The… Link: Chemical spill at GNIC facility forces temporary shutdown

Babsy’s cousin among four killed in Kitson Town

Source: Jamaica Star As the murders of four people in the usually quiet community of Dover, in Kitson Town, St Catherine, shocked Jamaicans, it especially hit home for… Link: Babsy’s cousin among four killed in Kitson Town

Another Vaz loses visa

Source: Jamaica Star East Portland Member of Parliament Ann-Marie Vaz has had her US diplomatic visa revoked. This was confirmed yesterday by her husband, Government Minister Daryl Vaz,… Link: Another Vaz loses visa

Garden Stars remain on top

Source: Antigua Observer By Carlena Knight Garden Stars FC extended their lead at the top of the standings in the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) Zone 1… Link: Garden Stars remain on top

Unexplained…

Source: Guyana Times …wealth Your Eyewitness confesses he’s been binge watching “The Crown”, which delves in great depth into the life and times of the present British monarch,… Link: Unexplained…

MASA Assist Opens Location on STT

Source: St. John Source MASA Assist staff gets ready to cut the ribbon for the emergency assistance service’s new location in Charlotte Amalie. From left, Janelle Ennis, Juan Gonzalez,… Link: MASA Assist Opens Location on STT

Honouring a legend . . . Pure excellence for Janice

Source: Barbados Today The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) put together a grand production that was a fitting tribute to music legend Janice Millington at Frank Collymore Hall last… Link: Honouring a legend . . . Pure excellence for Janice

No foreign service shake-up

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President says changes aimed at professionalising foreign service …determined to reduce political appointees as diplomats By Lisa Hamilton WHILE some have questioned the government’s announcement… Link: No foreign service shake-up

Passport fraud worry – Arrests surge in 2019

Source: Jamaica Gleaner More than 375 cases of identity duplication have been detected by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) since the start of the year. Eighty-one… Link: Passport fraud worry – Arrests surge in 2019

Natural Resource Fund agreement signed

Source: Guyana Chronicle FINANCE Minister Winston Jordan and the Governor of the Bank of Guyana (BoG), Dr. Gobind Ganga, on Wednesday, entered into an Operational Agreement for the… Link: Natural Resource Fund agreement signed

Waddell to head foreign mission

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President says reassignment is a promotion, not demotion FORMER Director-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Audrey Waddell has been selected to serve as a… Link: Waddell to head foreign mission

DISTASTEFUL CONTENT

Source: Guyana Chronicle – GNBA recorded 129 infractions against TV, radio stations in the last 4 months – majority a fundamental breach of the Broadcasting Act – chairman… Link: DISTASTEFUL CONTENT

Guyana Times to pay millions to Ceres for libel

Source: Guyana Chronicle JUSTICE Fidela Corbin-Lincoln on Wednesday awarded judgement in default against privately-owned Guyana Times Inc and Tusika Martin, Editor-in-Chief. Martin and the publication had a $200M… Link: Guyana Times to pay millions to Ceres for libel

B.N.T.U. Upset with M.O.E. over Corozal Property

Source: Channel 5 Belize Luke Palacio The Belize National Teachers Union is gearing up for round of battle with the Ministry of Education over a property in Corozal Town.… Link: B.N.T.U. Upset with M.O.E. over Corozal Property

Is Belize in the Throes of a Recession?

Source: Channel 5 Belize News of an economic downturn caused tremors in the private sector today.  Despite government borrowing and spending, for the second and third quarter of the… Link: Is Belize in the Throes of a Recession?

Residents Say They Are Feeling the Pinch in their Pockets

Source: Channel 5 Belize Elsira Richardson As we reported, a contraction in economic activity in the previous two quarters is spelling bad news.  As the private sector crunches the… Link: Residents Say They Are Feeling the Pinch in their Pockets

2019 Sugar Crop Delayed Until January

Source: Channel 5 Belize Earlier you heard about the economic downturn, and now up north there the start of the 2019 sugar crop has been postponed until mid-January 2020… Link: 2019 Sugar Crop Delayed Until January

Succotz Villagers Band Together to Root Out Criminals

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Succotz residents are up in arms about criminals targeting vehicle owners. They say that several strangers, reportedly Guatemalans, are moving about freely in their… Link: Succotz Villagers Band Together to Root Out Criminals

Late’ tax bill upsets Franklyn

Source: Nation Newspaper OPPOSITION SENATOR CASWELL FRANKLYN yesterday chastised Government for bringing the Tourism Levy Bill to the Senate 17 months after the tax took effect. Government Senator… Link: Late’ tax bill upsets Franklyn

  Tourism on the upswing

Source: Nation Newspaper   WITH the official start of the tourism season just days away, the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) anticipates the industry will continue to… Link:   Tourism on the upswing

Keemo Charged for Deadly PG Attack

Source: Channel 5 Belize Twenty-two-year-old Akeem Trapp, a resident of Flowers Bank, has been arrested and charged for the murder of Glenford Hines Jr. and the attempted murder of… Link: Keemo Charged for Deadly PG Attack

Gilberto Chanek Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Source: Channel 5 Belize Twenty-four year old Gilberto Chanek also appeared in the Supreme Court this morning. He was originally charged with the murder of fifty-year-old Carlitos Valdez; but… Link: Gilberto Chanek Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Butler leads Heat to overtime win

Source: Barbados Today The Miami Heat used a 22-0 run spanning the last minute of regulation and the ensuing overtime period to outlast the Atlanta Hawks 135-121 last… Link: Butler leads Heat to overtime win

  Lodge take Schools title

Source: Nation Newspaper   MILO LODGE captured their sixth Barbados Cricket Association’s Under-19 Schools title by defeating defending champions Nicholls Baking Combermere by four wickets in a rain-affected… Link:   Lodge take Schools title

Alleyne, St Leonard’s take hockey titles

Source: Nation Newspaper THE Alleyne School and St Leonard’s Boys’ reigned supreme when the Sports & Games Schools’ Hockey League, organised by the National Sports Council, climaxed on… Link: Alleyne, St Leonard’s take hockey titles

Cayman: Walkers hosts annual career fair

Source: Cayman Eye News Grand Cayman, December 2019  On 19 November 2019, Walkers welcomed more than 70 students, parents and faculty members from multiple high schools and tertiary institutions… Link: Cayman: Walkers hosts annual career fair

Elijah Daley Breaks Long & Short Course Records

Source: Bernews Elijah Daley recently competed in the Point Claire Invitational Swim Meet in Quebec, hosted by the Pointe Claire Swim Team. The meet was run as… Link: Elijah Daley Breaks Long & Short Course Records

Another cop involved in traffic crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An off-duty police officer was one of two drivers taken to hospital following an early morning collision on Monday. Police said the smash involving… Link: Another cop involved in traffic crash

Man stabbed in bar brawl

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A man is in hospital suffering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries following yet another stabbing outside a bar during a brawl. Police have arrested… Link: Man stabbed in bar brawl

30 Minute Video: Dec 11 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 11 ZBM Evening News

Victoria Obando: “We Won’t Stop Until Ortega is Gone”

Source: Havana Times The student, transgender activist and released political prisoner maintains her demand that Ortega must go so that Nicaragua can be rebuilt. The post Victoria Obando:… Link: Victoria Obando: “We Won’t Stop Until Ortega is Gone”

Chemical was nonhazardous – GNIC

Source: iNews Guyana The Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) says the substance in the chemical spill at its facility was nonhazardous. See full statement below: On Tuesday December… Link: Chemical was nonhazardous – GNIC

Weather Forecast For Thursday December 12

Source: Bernews Thursday, December 12 is expected to be cloudy with occasional rain showers, with the high to be near 23°C/73°F and the low to be near… Link: Weather Forecast For Thursday December 12

Ministry, Central Bank sign pact on oil revenues fund

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Guyana today signed a pact which brings closer the operationalisation of the Natural Resource Fund which is… Link: Ministry, Central Bank sign pact on oil revenues fund

Heavy rain batters south Trinidad

Source: Newsday Heavy and persistent rain battered parts of south Trinidad on Wednesday, flooding houses and streets and leaving people marooned. Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation… Link: Heavy rain batters south Trinidad

Rum industry thanks Jamaican rum icons

Source: Cana News KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec. 11. 2019 – Caribbean rum industry leaders who recently met in Jamaica paid tribute to two retiring icons of the Jamaica rum industry:… Link: Rum industry thanks Jamaican rum icons

First Church Of God To Host Book Signing

Source: Bernews Kingdom Dynamics Bookstore will host a book signing featuring Gracelyn Love with her new novel Secrets, Shame, Shackles – Don’t Judge Me on Sunday, December… Link: First Church Of God To Host Book Signing

Cuba’s New Sugar Harvest Begins, What’s to Expect?

Source: Havana Times Economist Emilio Morales returns to explain with expert precision, what he calls the “slow death of an industry that was once Cuba’s pride and joy.”… Link: Cuba’s New Sugar Harvest Begins, What’s to Expect?

Youth Forum On Human Rights Held

Source: Bernews Government House hosted a Youth Forum on International Human Rights Day yesterday [Dec 10] in order to “highlight the leadership role of young people in… Link: Youth Forum On Human Rights Held

Authorities begin cleanup of chemical spill

Source: iNews Guyana Authorities have begun to cleanup the chemical spill which occurred at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) wharf on Lombard Street, Georgetown. “…the clean up… Link: Authorities begin cleanup of chemical spill

MLB Diamondbacks to Open DR Training Facility

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer (Photo courtesy of the Arizona Diamondbacks) What do David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Robinson Cano, Juan Marichal, Albert Pujols and Bartolo Colon all have in common… Link: MLB Diamondbacks to Open DR Training Facility

Narine re-elected Mayor of Georgetown

Source: Guyana Chronicle TWENTY-eight year old People’s National Congress Reform party member, Ubraj Narine, was on Wednesday unanimously re-elected as Mayor of Georgetown. Fellow party member Alfred Mentore… Link: Narine re-elected Mayor of Georgetown

PM Says Somebody Benefited From Juffali’s Appointment

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has declared that somebody and not Saint Lucia, benefitted from the appointment of Saudi billionaire, Walid Juffali, as this country’s representative… Link: PM Says Somebody Benefited From Juffali’s Appointment

Boat captain charged with manslaughter

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) UPDATED: A 36-year-old man from Prospect, who was captaining a boat that smashed into a smaller vessel in the North Sound this summer, killing… Link: Boat captain charged with manslaughter

Cop accused of scamming elderly woman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Daniel Ezra Meeks, a former police officer with the RCIPS, tried to con an elderly and vulnerable woman by getting her to put his… Link: Cop accused of scamming elderly woman

Grenada Hosts Dazzling Festival of Lights

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   To crown the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Year of Festivals in 2019, Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean debuted its newest event, Festival… Link: Grenada Hosts Dazzling Festival of Lights

Authorities probing chemical spill on Lombard Street

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and several other agencies are investigating a chemical spill on Lombard Street. Reports are that approximately 1000 litres of a… Link: Authorities probing chemical spill on Lombard Street

Six Persons Homeless In Castries Fire

Source: St. Lucia Times Six persons are now homeless as a result of a fire at Bisee, Castries, emergency officials say. Assistant Divisional Officer David Antoine told St Lucia… Link: Six Persons Homeless In Castries Fire

Chemical spill at GNIC Wharf

Source: Guyana Times The Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) wharf has closed its operations following a chemical spill at the facility. It is unclear what the chemical is… Link: Chemical spill at GNIC Wharf

A Traditional Cuban Farmer

Source: Havana Times Anselmo isn’t the real name of the farmer who inspired me to write this article and take photos of his house and animals. But, that’s… Link: A Traditional Cuban Farmer

Investigation launched into “sale” of Grenada passports

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Police have launched an investigation into the “unsubstantiated and slanderous” rumours that the island’s regular passports are being sold without the… Link: Investigation launched into “sale” of Grenada passports

Drugs, phones found in prison sweep

Source: Newsday Prison officers found and confiscated marijuana, cell phones, sim cards and other items when the searched the Golden Grove remand facility in Arouca on Tuesday.… Link: Drugs, phones found in prison sweep

Civil suits in the Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman News Service Anonymous writes: The bar is set astonishingly low to bring a case or claim in the Cayman Islands, and the statue of limitations means a… Link: Civil suits in the Cayman Islands

Berris Fleming Dies

Source: St. John Source Berris Fleming Berris Fleming died on Nov. 5. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bianca Oliver Cornwall. Berris Fleming is survived by his… Link: Berris Fleming Dies

Post Office Sponsors Community Initiative

Source: Bernews The Acting Post Master General Susan Moore-Williams has pledged the Bermuda Post Office’s support for the Gina Spence Productions Annual Christmas Community Festival, to be… Link: Post Office Sponsors Community Initiative

Cricket: Jersey Defeat Bermuda By 6 Wickets

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s fourth game in the CWC Challenge League Group B in Oman saw Bermuda match up against Jersey, with Jersey winning by six wickets. After… Link: Cricket: Jersey Defeat Bermuda By 6 Wickets

Patrick Scott Hensley Dies

Source: St. John Source Patrick Scott Hensley Patrick Scott Hensley passed away peacefully Dec. 8 on St. Croix, surrounded by his loved ones. Pat was a loving husband to… Link: Patrick Scott Hensley Dies

GECOM renews CEO’s contract

Source: iNews Guyana Government-nominated Commissioners with support from Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh on Tuesday renewed the contract of the Chief Elections… Link: GECOM renews CEO’s contract

Graduates of BIBT call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas Institute of Business and Technology graduating class of 2019 paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General… Link: Graduates of BIBT call on the Governor General

Puerto Ricans Continue to Wait for Disaster Funds

Source: Puerto Rico Report “More than two years after Hurricane Maria destroyed their homes, businesses, and public infrastructure,” said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, “the… Link: Puerto Ricans Continue to Wait for Disaster Funds

Test cricket returns to Pakistan after ten years

Source: Nation Newspaper RAWALPINDI – Pakistan’s first Test match on home soil since 2009, which starts against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, is a moment to rejoice for the… Link: Test cricket returns to Pakistan after ten years

Every Day is Human Rights Day

Source: Havana Times Human Rights Day in Cuba isn’t a day of celebration, or even dialogue with government authorities, instead social media is full of sad news. The… Link: Every Day is Human Rights Day

ICRMC: Digital Transformation Presents Potential

Source: Bernews Digital transformation presents “incredible potential as organisations seek to deliver greater value to their stakeholders, as with digital transformation there is a social responsibility to… Link: ICRMC: Digital Transformation Presents Potential

Arouca teen shot

Source: Newsday An 18-year-old Arouca man is being treated for gunshot wounds he suffered when the car in which he was travelling in was shot at on… Link: Arouca teen shot

Novalima (Peru) – Song of the Day

Source: Havana Times Today’s featured band is Novalima from Peru with the song “Tumbala” from the album “Coba Coba” (2008). The post Novalima (Peru) – Song of the… Link: Novalima (Peru) – Song of the Day

Fire At Arundel Hill, Marchand

Source: St. Lucia Times Firefighters responded to an early morning fire at an abandoned wooden structure at Arundel Hill, Marchand, Wednesday, emergency officials say. The wooden structure, measuring 16′… Link: Fire At Arundel Hill, Marchand

Man eats $120 000 banana

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – A performance artist who ate a banana taped to a wall that was an artwork valued at $120 000 said his actions… Link: Man eats 0 000 banana

Trinidad $100 bill changeover sparks frenzy

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) A mad rush across the coun­try yes­ter­day as cit­i­zens de­fied the ad­vice of the Cen­tral Bank Gov­er­nor Alvin Hi­laire and rushed to banks… Link: Trinidad 0 bill changeover sparks frenzy

11 Dec 2019 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 11 Dec Wed 2019 icons.wxug.com Weather in CaymanSYNOPSIS Moderate east to northeast winds and seas are expected to continue for the next 24 hours as… Link: 11 Dec 2019 Weather in Cayman

Four killed in Kitson Town

Source: Jamaica Star Four persons were murdered and another four injured by gunmen in Dover, a district in Kitson Town, St Catherine on Tuesday night. The shooting occurred… Link: Four killed in Kitson Town

UWI in Possible Link-up with Harvard U.

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PM Gaston Browne (L)  Dr. Lawrence Bacow Prime Minister Gaston Browne  of Antigua and Barbuda, has announced that the President of Harvard University, Dr Lawrence… Link: UWI in Possible Link-up with Harvard U.

Two board members elected for Chamber of Commerce

Source: Saba News Leonieke Zuiddam of St. Eustatius and Hermanus Van Xanten for Saba were duly elected on Tuesday as members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry… Link: Two board members elected for Chamber of Commerce

Peronist Fernandez Assumes Argentine Presidency

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez opens his arms at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Fernandez became president of Argentina on… Link: Peronist Fernandez Assumes Argentine Presidency

Govt must be easily accessible – Ali

Source: Guyana Times Presidential Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Irfaan Ali said his Government will not hide from the people and will be open to constructive… Link: Govt must be easily accessible – Ali

GECOM renews CEO’s contract

Source: Guyana Times …PPP Commissioners abstain from vote Government-nominated Commissioners with support from Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh on Tuesday renewed the… Link: GECOM renews CEO’s contract

Have you seen Omar Bailey?

Source: Jamaica Star Omar Bailey, a mason of Three Chains district, Mandeville, Manchester, has been reported missing since Monday, December 9. Bailey, 29, is of dark complexion, medium… Link: Have you seen Omar Bailey?

Gov’t offers weekend tax break

Source: Antigua Observer The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is offering shoppers a three-day relief, this weekend, from paying the full Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST). The… Link: Gov’t offers weekend tax break

Greene focused on Tokyo Olympics

Source: Antigua Observer By Neto Baptiste National sprinter, Cejhae Greene, said his preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, have already started. Speaking on the Good Morning… Link: Greene focused on Tokyo Olympics

‘NOT OUR POSITION’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …US Government distances self from “PPP likely to win” remarks …says Prof Ellis made comments before joining State Department The Embassy of the United States… Link: ‘NOT OUR POSITION’

Lowenfield gets new three-year contract

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PPP commissioners abstained during vote THE Guyana Elections Commission has taken the decision to renew the contract of Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, for… Link: Lowenfield gets new three-year contract

Guyana to assume chairmanship of G77 bloc in 2020

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN a historic move, Guyana has been elected to chair the Group of 77 next year, a move deemed “timely and fitting” by the Ministry… Link: Guyana to assume chairmanship of G77 bloc in 2020

Guyana moves up human development scale

Source: Guyana Chronicle …literacy rate at 85.6%; school dropouts down SEVENTY per cent primary school teachers are trained By Svetlana Marshall HUMAN development in Guyana has improved with… Link: Guyana moves up human development scale

Work to continue in Orinduik Block

Source: Guyana Chronicle FURTHER drilling in the Orinduik block is expected to take place within the next two years as the Joint Venture (JV) partners in the area… Link: Work to continue in Orinduik Block

One month only for SOE extensions

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The House of Representatives yesterday voted to extend the states of public emergency (SOEs) in five parishes along with the St Andrew South Police Division… Link: One month only for SOE extensions

Water rate to go up by 4%

Source: Jamaica Gleaner National Water Commission (NWC) customers will see an overall increase of four per cent in water rates, starting January 2020, following a decision by the… Link: Water rate to go up by 4%

Petrojam attorney challenges Mollison

Source: Jamaica Gleaner An attorney for Petrojam has challenged a claim by former general manager of the state-owned oil refinery, Howard Mollison, that he was asked to provide… Link: Petrojam attorney challenges Mollison

Integrity Commission pledges intense monitoring of debushing works

Source: Jamaica Gleaner As the Government undertakes a $1.3-billion sanitation, drain-cleaning and beautification programme, the agency tasked with the responsibility to provide oversight is signalling that it will… Link: Integrity Commission pledges intense monitoring of debushing works

Recognising Palestine

Source: Barbados Today 60 years after Che Guevara’s visit to Gaza transforming the Zionist colonialization of Palestine from a regional conflict to a global struggle against colonialism, a… Link: Recognising Palestine

The legacy curse of slavery

Source: Barbados Today By now, it should be evident to everyone that the long-line, long-wait, high-tax method of managing Barbados has not changed. There is one notable exception.… Link: The legacy curse of slavery

What about the Herman Griffith Competition?

Source: Barbados Today Well done, Bayleys. You have won the cup for four consecutive years. However, there is much to be said about the Herman Griffith Competition. Year… Link: What about the Herman Griffith Competition?

Volcker’s lessons

Source: Barbados Today “I hope this memoir provides lessons, particularly in matters of financial and monetary policy to which I have dedicated most of my life.” – (Paul… Link: Volcker’s lessons

Oxley leads U-21s to victory

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ Under-21 volleyball captain Akeel Oxley continued to set the Cazova Junior Volleyball Championships on fire as he led his team to a 25-23, 25-21,… Link: Oxley leads U-21s to victory

Gunman to be sentenced on Thursday

Source: Barbados Today Convict Omar Dabian Samuel Moore today offered his regrets for having an illegal gun and ammunition in his possession on April 19, 2016. “I would… Link: Gunman to be sentenced on Thursday

Chandler has 137 more days behind bars

Source: Barbados Today Musician Jeffrey William Chandler was sentenced to seven years in prison for having an illegal firearm and ammunition in his possession almost three years ago.… Link: Chandler has 137 more days behind bars

WORLD – Volcano eruption leaves survivors with extensive burns

Source: Barbados Today Almost all patients who were injured in the deadly New Zealand volcanic eruption have suffered extensive burns to their bodies and lungs, as questions mount over the circumstances surrounding… Link: WORLD – Volcano eruption leaves survivors with extensive burns

Golden Jaguars to know opponent today

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will host the official draw for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying matches today… Link: Golden Jaguars to know opponent today

Will Sparta be ‘Boss’ on Saturday?

Source: Guyana Chronicle SHELDON Shepherd, captain of Sparta Boss said that his side is focussed and prepared for the semi-final encounter with fierce rival Gold is Money in… Link: Will Sparta be ‘Boss’ on Saturday?

Appeal hearing set for January 2020

Source: Guyana Chronicle …in challenge to non-removal of overseas residents on voters’ list THE Court of Appeal, on Monday January 13, 2020 will commence hearing into the challenge… Link: Appeal hearing set for January 2020

Victim of Police Brutality Speaks Out!

Source: Channel 5 Belize In this newscast we have reported on countless cases of police brutality. The most recent was caught on camera prompting a long list of questions… Link: Victim of Police Brutality Speaks Out!

Another Home Invasion in Belama Phase One

Source: Channel 5 Belize As the season gets underway, criminals are on the loose. Tonight, there is yet another home invasion to report in the Belama Phase One area… Link: Another Home Invasion in Belama Phase One

Chelsea, Liverpool advance, Inter eliminated

Source: Barbados Today Defending champions Liverpool reached the Champions League last 16 as Group E winners thanks to a 2-0 victory over Red Bull Salzburg. The Reds, who… Link: Chelsea, Liverpool advance, Inter eliminated

Wife of PM Minns visits seniors in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, on Saturday, December 7, spent the day on Grand Bahama visiting several… Link: Wife of PM Minns visits seniors in Grand Bahama

Jersey City Gun Battle Kills Six People

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:- A police officer and at least five other people have died in a series of “furious” gun battles in Jersey City, in the state… Link: Jersey City Gun Battle Kills Six People

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