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February 1, 2020

Archives for February 2020

12th Female Completes BPS Motorcyclist Course

Source: Bernews PC Gregory White and PC Zoenique Williams successfully competed the latest police motorcycle training course, with PC Williams becoming the 12th female in the history… Link: 12th Female Completes BPS Motorcyclist Course

Roger Pratt Murder Trial Opens

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Nyerah Court on Tuesday saw the start of the British national Roger Pratt’s murder trial. Defendants Richie Kern, Jermonine Jones, Kervin Devaux and Fanis… Link: Roger Pratt Murder Trial Opens

US travel restrictions on six more countries

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US has announced it is expanding its curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation.… Link: US travel restrictions on six more countries

Djavan (Brazil) – Song of the Day

Source: Havana Times Today’s featured artist is Djavan from Brazil with the song “Cigano” (1981). The post Djavan (Brazil) – Song of the Day appeared first on Havana… Link: Djavan (Brazil) – Song of the Day

Saint Lucia Set To Embrace Electric Vehicles

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucia will look at developing a network of charging stations to facilitate electric vehicles It’s unlikely that Saint Lucians will ever see Elon Musk… Link: Saint Lucia Set To Embrace Electric Vehicles

Bryant family wants privacy

Source: Nation Newspaper CALIFORNIA – Kobe Bryant’s family is requesting privacy following the death of the NBA star and his daughter, saying inaccurate reports are only adding to… Link: Bryant family wants privacy

BWS: Gale Warning For Tonight Through Sunday

Source: Bernews The island is forecast to have another bout of windy weather, with the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] issuing a Gale Warning valid for later tonight… Link: BWS: Gale Warning For Tonight Through Sunday

Four injured in shooting incidents last night

Source: Nation Newspaper Four men were shot in three separate incidents last night. Two men sustained injuries at Church Village, St Philip, an 89-year-old was shot at Paddock… Link: Four injured in shooting incidents last night

Mix of Sun and Clouds

Source: St. John Source Dry air and a mid to upper level ridge will limit shower activity across the region today. A mixture of sun and clouds is expected… Link: Mix of Sun and Clouds

Lawsuit Dropped Against Sloop Foundation

Source: Bernews The lawsuit that was filed in the United States by Rockport Marine against the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, which operates the Spirit of Bermuda, has reportedly… Link: Lawsuit Dropped Against Sloop Foundation

“Fish Fry” Postponed Due To Weather Forecast

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Transport Museum “Fish Fry”, which was scheduled for this Sunday, has been postponed due to a forecast of inclement weather. The BTA posted… Link: “Fish Fry” Postponed Due To Weather Forecast

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For January 2020

Source: Bernews Bernews posted more than 150 videos across our various social networks during January 2020, and the most viewed videos included the boat fire in Dockyard,… Link: Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For January 2020

When Fake News Masquerades as History

Source: The St. Lucia Star Pointless pointing accusing fingers. The deed is done: A serious blow to the heart of good journalism. In consequence the news business as we knew… Link: When Fake News Masquerades as History

Family Kicked Off Flight Over Alleged Body Odor

Source: St. Lucia Times NBC News:– A Michigan couple kicked off an American Airlines flight last year because of their alleged body odor filed a federal lawsuit against the carrier… Link: Family Kicked Off Flight Over Alleged Body Odor

Services sector key to development

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade and economic development ministers were wrapping up a one-day meeting today underscoring the importance of the services sector to… Link: Services sector key to development

Jamaica Imposes China Travel Restrictions

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  Jamaica yesterday imposed a ban on travel to and from China, a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international emergency… Link: Jamaica Imposes China Travel Restrictions

Winair introduces Advanced Check service in at SXM

Source: Saba News Windward Islands Airways International, Winair, has announced it will be rolling out an advance check-in service at its Philipsburg sales office starting on Monday, February… Link: Winair introduces Advanced Check service in at SXM

Two shot in Church Village

Source: Nation Newspaper Two people were shot in Church Village, St Philip, last night. Police public relations officer inspector Rodney Inniss confirmed that report. The extent of injuries… Link: Two shot in Church Village

Bank teller critical after being stabbed by husband

Source: Guyana Times ꟷ suspect ingests poison after committing act A 22-year-old employee attached to Republic Bank is now battling for her life after she was stabbed to… Link: Bank teller critical after being stabbed by husband

Corentyne rice farmer shot dead in backdam

Source: Guyana Times Forty-year-old Parmanand Lakeram, also called “Bachan” or “Fancy”, a rice farmer of Lot 53 Section B Number 58 Village, Corentyne, was on Thursday evening shot… Link: Corentyne rice farmer shot dead in backdam

Flyers and Stingerz record wins in ABBA

Source: Antigua Observer By Carlena Knight Former Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Division One champions, Flyers Basketball, began their 2020 season on a winning note, defeating Ottos… Link: Flyers and Stingerz record wins in ABBA

Lands for sugar workers

Source: Guyana Chronicle … President promises to allocate state lands to former sugar workers … to set up State Land Resettlement Commission to coordinate programme  A STATE Land… Link: Lands for sugar workers

‘No more squatting’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President to establish National Squatter Resettlement Commission …blames ex-housing minister, Ali, for poor condition of Plastic City, other unregularised areas PLEDGING to eradicate squatting in… Link: ‘No more squatting’

Guyana to close embassy in China

Source: Guyana Chronicle -deliberations ongoing about whether to bring scholarship students home THE Coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and in… Link: Guyana to close embassy in China

GRA to digitise taxpayer’s records soon

Source: Guyana Chronicle – more online tax services to be rolled out THE Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) will soon move to a paperless system where documents will be… Link: GRA to digitise taxpayer’s records soon

Brazilian man remanded for murder of Kuru Kuru miner

Source: Guyana Chronicle MAGISTRATE Faith McGusty, on Friday January 31, 2020, remanded a 23-year-old Brazilian to prison on a murder charge. Deon Jonas appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’… Link: Brazilian man remanded for murder of Kuru Kuru miner

Breadfruit dreams

Source: Newsday BREADFRUIT, aptly named, as history dictates that it once served as a main source of nourishment for slaves brought to the Caribbean to work on… Link: Breadfruit dreams

Tobago bands up their game

Source: Newsday Tobago has long been a dominant force on the steelband landscape. And this year is no exception. One only has to review this year’s performances,… Link: Tobago bands up their game

Paul’s ‘eyes on the prize’

Source: Newsday Despite a myriad of recent distractions, TT cyclist Nicholas Paul has virtually sealed his place at the Olympic Games. The 2020 edition takes place in… Link: Paul’s ‘eyes on the prize’

Attorney General leads list of APNU+AFC MPs delinquent in declaring assets – -as 74 public officials ID’ed by Integrity Commission for failing to file declarations

Source: Stabroek News Attorney General Basil Williams, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan, and Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland are among 74 public officials who have… Link: Attorney General leads list of APNU+AFC MPs delinquent in declaring assets – -as 74 public officials ID’ed by Integrity Commission for failing to file declarations

Gov’t grapples with count of Jamaicans in China

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the Jamaican Government is still not 100 per cent sure of how many… Link: Gov’t grapples with count of Jamaicans in China

Workman electrocuted in New Kingston

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A 21-year-old workman operating from scaffolding at 52-60 Dumfries Road in New Kingston was electrocuted and rushed to hospital early yesterday afternoon. The freak accident… Link: Workman electrocuted in New Kingston