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April 3, 2020

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Some BWA reconnections coming in crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper More than 550 Barbados Water Authority (BWA) customers are to be reconnected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release yesterday, manager… Link: Some BWA reconnections coming in crisis

IT’S NO JOKE – WE ARE CLOSED

Source: The Voice The island of Saint Lucia will for the first time in decades, enter a 24-hour island-wide shut down. “Every person … The post IT’S NO… Link: IT’S NO JOKE – WE ARE CLOSED

State of Emergency Described In Full Details

Source: Channel 5 Belize Belizeans across the country continue to prepare for a nationwide shutdown to come into force on Thursday morning.  Tonight, there is more clarity on the… Link: State of Emergency Described In Full Details

PM Barrow – “No Means No!”

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow In light of government’s recent announcement of a countrywide lockdown, there have been dozens of business owners reaching out to the Prime Minister… Link: PM Barrow – “No Means No!”

AG Says State of Emergency Can Be Lifted Before 30 Days

Source: Channel 5 Belize Michael Peyrefitte The legal parameters, as well as the technical details of the state of emergency, are being fine-tuned ahead of the Governor General’s assent… Link: AG Says State of Emergency Can Be Lifted Before 30 Days

Who Are Essential Services, Does Your Job Qualify?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Michael Peyrefitte The media is considered an essential service and will continue to function during the state of emergency.  Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte expressly described… Link: Who Are Essential Services, Does Your Job Qualify?

Financial Aid is Coming from the IFIs

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow A significant sum of money to be borrowed from at least three international financial institutions, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank,… Link: Financial Aid is Coming from the IFIs

Jeans Drying on a Havana Balcony – Photo of the Day

Source: Havana Times Jeans drying on a balcony, Havana, Cuba. By Sylvia Rourke (Canada). Camera: iPhone Xs The post Jeans Drying on a Havana Balcony – Photo of… Link: Jeans Drying on a Havana Balcony – Photo of the Day

Guyana records second COVID-19 death

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Guyana has recorded its second death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as health officials Tuesday confirmed that there were now 12 positive cases of… Link: Guyana records second COVID-19 death

Teenage boy fails to return home for 5 days

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS is asking the public to help them find 15-year-old Jared Johnson, who has failed to return home after leaving sometime last Wednesday… Link: Teenage boy fails to return home for 5 days

NAU receives 81 new applications

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Needs Assessment Unit, which deals with welfare support, has received 81 new applications from families since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Cayman, Premier… Link: NAU receives 81 new applications

GPHC prepares for possible surge of Covid-19 cases

Source: Kaieteur News The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is putting measures in place to prepare for a possible surge of Covid-19 cases. GPHC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO),… Link: GPHC prepares for possible surge of Covid-19 cases

IRIE FM goes off air as workers protest lay offs

Source: Jamaica Gleaner IRIE FM radio station went off air Tuesday afternoon as employees stopped working to protest against the management’s decision to lay off six of their… Link: IRIE FM goes off air as workers protest lay offs

GCCI calls for 7PM curfew for businesses

Source: Kaieteur News Recognizing that the Georgetown Mayor and City Council does not have the authority to enforce the closure of businesses, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and… Link: GCCI calls for 7PM curfew for businesses

PM Announces 24 Hour Curfew

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced a 24 hour curfew that takes effect from 5.00 am Wednesday. The announcement was made Tuesday night in an… Link: PM Announces 24 Hour Curfew

Air-bridge arrivals will be quarantined

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Any residents returning to Cayman on the special British Airways flight expected from London next week will not be allowed to self-isolate but will… Link: Air-bridge arrivals will be quarantined

Two Persons Test Positive for Covid-19 on St. Eustatius

Source: Saba News There are two positive cases of the Covid-19 virus on St. Eustatius. This fact was communicated earlier this evening by Government Commissioner Marnix van Rij.… Link: Two Persons Test Positive for Covid-19 on St. Eustatius

CJIA to be closed until May 1st

Source: Stabroek News The Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri this evening said that it will be closed until May 1st as part of measures against the coronavirus. The… Link: CJIA to be closed until May 1st

One more confirmed case of COVID-19 – Update #20

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama.  This brings the total number of confirmed… Link: One more confirmed case of COVID-19 – Update #20

BWA working on reconnections

Source: Nation Newspaper More than 500 disconnected Barbados Water Authority (BWA) customers have been selected for reconnection. Earlier this month, during debate on the 2020 Appropriation Bill, Prime Minister Mia… Link: BWA working on reconnections

West First Policies Expose Myths

Source: Havana Times As the epicentre of the COVID-19 shifts from China to the developed West, all too many countries are acting selfishly, invoking the ‘national interest’… The… Link: West First Policies Expose Myths

PM and CMO to update nation

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George are expected to provide an update to the nation on the COVID-19 situation today,… Link: PM and CMO to update nation

Staying Home Overwhelms Data Transmission in Latin America

Source: Havana Times Data usage in Latin America increased 20-30%, according to estimates, and the experts are wondering if the region is prepared for teleworking. The post Staying… Link: Staying Home Overwhelms Data Transmission in Latin America

Govt Confirm A Total Of 32 Covid-19 Cases

Source: Bernews [Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [March 31] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on,… Link: Govt Confirm A Total Of 32 Covid-19 Cases

Burt upset over transport labour withdrawal

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt expressed his disappointment at staff from the Department of Public Transportation who have withdrawn their services during the Covid-19 crisis.The Premier announced minibuses… Link: Burt upset over transport labour withdrawal

Photos of the day: March 31, 2020

Source: Newsday The world has been coping and so has Trinidad and Tobago. These photos taken by Newsday photographers show what life looks like amidst attempts to… Link: Photos of the day: March 31, 2020

‘Money Will Be Used To Fund Minibus Service’

Source: Bernews As Department of Public Transportation workers have withdrawn their labor, the Government will ask minibuses operators to provide the service to ensure hospital staff can… Link: ‘Money Will Be Used To Fund Minibus Service’

Argus shares slip 3.1%

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Argus Group Holdings Ltd fell seven cents, or 3.1 per cent, to $2.18, after 89,000 traded on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index.There was also… Link: Argus shares slip 3.1%

City vendors told to move

Source: Nation Newspaper Vendors who operate near the City Centre Mall, in Bridgetown were told to stop plying their trade early Tuesday morning.  Lucy Jean-Pierre, one of the… Link: City vendors told to move

30 Minute Video: March 31 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: March 31 ZBM Evening News

Warning over phishing scam

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have warned against an internet phishing scam posing as a paid survey on behalf of a cellular and internet service company.A police spokesman said… Link: Warning over phishing scam

Setting fires unkind, says chief

Source: Nation Newspaper Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, has asked people to be more considerate and stop indiscriminate burning. He made this appeal today after the Barbados Fire… Link: Setting fires unkind, says chief

Lobsters can be sold for an extra month

Source: The Royal Gazette Lobster season in Bermuda ends tomorrow – but businesses have been given another month to sell their stock.David Burt, the Premier, announced on social media… Link: Lobsters can be sold for an extra month

Lobsters Available Until The End Of April

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Home Affairs has advised “members of the public, and restaurants that they can still purchase and possess lobsters through the month of… Link: Lobsters Available Until The End Of April

Guyana: Miner shot dead by son during argument

Source: St. Lucia News Online (NEWS ROOM GUYANA) – Police are on the hunt for a man who shot his 50-year-old father to death on Monday afternoon in Siparuni Backdam.… Link: Guyana: Miner shot dead by son during argument

New Testament Church of God apologizes

Source: Antigua Observer In a press release signed by Administrative Bishop Derrick Benta, the New Testament Church of God offered an apology for the violation of social distancing… Link: New Testament Church of God apologizes

GTT to close all locations from April 1

Source: iNews Guyana The Guyana Telephone Telegraph Company Limited (GTT) has announced that it will be closing all of its stores from Wednesday, April 1, as part of… Link: GTT to close all locations from April 1

Commercial fishing relicensing period extended

Source: The Royal Gazette The relicensing period for commercial fishing vessels has been extend until the end of next month, the Government announced today.The Department of Environment and Natural… Link: Commercial fishing relicensing period extended

UN chief says COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II

Source: Jamaica Star UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II, confronting a pandemic… Link: UN chief says COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II

Guyana records second death from COVID-19

Source: Jamaica Star GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 31, – Guyana has recorded its second death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as health officials Tuesday confirmed that there were now 12… Link: Guyana records second death from COVID-19

Cops hunt COVID quarantine escapee in Trinidad

Source: Barbados Today POLICE are searching for a man who fled a hospital from quarantine after undergoing a test for the COVID-19 virus. The 24-year-old man of Jerningham,… Link: Cops hunt COVID quarantine escapee in Trinidad

Miner shot dead by son during argument

Source: iNews Guyana A miner was on Monday shot dead by his son during an argument at Siparuni Backdam, Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni). Dead is 5-year-old Jonathan John of… Link: Miner shot dead by son during argument

Pouderoyen fish vendor found dead

Source: iNews Guyana The lifeless body of a fish vendor was discovered in the wee hours of Tuesday morning at Swan Street, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WCD). Dead… Link: Pouderoyen fish vendor found dead

No pay cuts yet for South African cricketers

Source: Nation Newspaper CAPE TOWN – Player salaries for the South African 2020-21 cricket season are safe, but the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic could mean the… Link: No pay cuts yet for South African cricketers

Mandatory isolation units for returnees

Source: Cayman Compass Anyone who returns to the Cayman Islands on the emergency British Airways flight next week will be confined for 14 days in a government-monitored isolation… Link: Mandatory isolation units for returnees

Child Care Board closing day nurseries

Source: Barbados Today All government day nurseries, under the auspices of the Child Care Board (CCB), will close their doors, effective tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1.   Director of… Link: Child Care Board closing day nurseries

Maintaining Social Distancing for Covid-19

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE — The Ministry of Health and Wellness supports the introduction of the national scale down which was put … The post Maintaining Social… Link: Maintaining Social Distancing for Covid-19

Economy not a priority ‘right now’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that government’s priority is to get Cayman to stay home, contain the potential spread of COVID-19 and save lives,… Link: Economy not a priority ‘right now’

Sanitation Truck Plows Through Garden

Source: The Voice Three men are nursing injuries after a garbage truck rolled down a hill and through a vegetable garden. The accident … The post Sanitation Truck… Link: Sanitation Truck Plows Through Garden

Guyana COVID-19 cases rise to 12

Source: Guyana Times The Ministry of Public Health moments ago, today (Tuesday), disclosed that Guyana now has twelve confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The disclosure was made by… Link: Guyana COVID-19 cases rise to 12

Insurance companies weigh in on COVID claims

Source: Barbados Today   In light of the coronavirus outbreak several local insurance firms say they are expecting more companies to show an interest in obtaining business interruption… Link: Insurance companies weigh in on COVID claims

Scotiabank updates customer assistance programme

Source: Cayman Compass Scotiabank has announced updates to its customer assistance programme for retail and business account holders. The post Scotiabank updates customer assistance programme appeared first on… Link: Scotiabank updates customer assistance programme

Trinidad MP left the day the borders closed

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Express) Just hours before the Trinidad and Tobago borders were officially closed at midnight last week Sunday, Princes Town MP Barry Padarath boarded a… Link: Trinidad MP left the day the borders closed

Cayman Enterprise City announces remote mentorship

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman Enterprise City’s ‘Summer in the City’ internship programme is offering remote placements and online mentorships in response to the coronavirus crisis. The post Cayman… Link: Cayman Enterprise City announces remote mentorship

Trash schedule for April

Source: The Royal Gazette The Ministry of Public Works released the garbage and recycling collection schedule for April today.Garbage and recyclables scheduled to take place on Good Friday, April… Link: Trash schedule for April

Guyana records second COVID-19 death

Source: Guyana Times Weeks after the first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case and death were reported, Guyana has now recorded a second death as a result of the highly… Link: Guyana records second COVID-19 death

Haiti – Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 31, 2020

Source: Haiti Libre Monday, March 30, Dr. Marie Greta Roy Clément, Minister of Public Health revealed that 433 people were in home quarantine and 12 others in quarantine… Link: Haiti – Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 31, 2020

Rents suspended at Wedco

Source: The Royal Gazette The West End Development Company has deferred all business rental charges for next month.Andrew Dias, Wedco’s general manager, said the payments had been suspended “until… Link: Rents suspended at Wedco

Air bridge from UK wins approval

Source: The Royal Gazette John Rankin, the Governor, said last night that an “air bridge” flight has been approved between the United Kingdom and the Overseas Territories.That flight is… Link: Air bridge from UK wins approval

Passport applications still being processed

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Immigration has resumed the work to process applications, despite a reduced workforce.Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, said the Ministry will… Link: Passport applications still being processed

Pastor pleads guilty

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The pastor at the New Testament Church of God, Uriah Taylor, was remanded on Monday after he pleaded guilty to the failure… Link: Pastor pleads guilty

Phone line offers support for children

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Hospitals Board has launched a special phone line for families with children concerned about Covid-19.The service, organised by the BHB’s Child and Adolescent… Link: Phone line offers support for children

#BTEditorial – Hard-ears you won’t hear?

Source: Barbados Today Many Barbadians are old enough to remember the primary school axiom often applied when an entire class was punished for the sins of a handful:… Link: #BTEditorial – Hard-ears you won’t hear?

Early morning quake rattles Caribbean islands

Source: St. Lucia News Online (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 rattled several Caribbean islands during the early hours of Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports… Link: Early morning quake rattles Caribbean islands

Status Hotel closed until further notice over COVID-19

Source: Stabroek News Status Hotel on Croal Street in a notice in today’s Stabroek News announced its closure until further notice over the COVID-19 pandemic. The article Status… Link: Status Hotel closed until further notice over COVID-19

Garbage And Recycling Schedule For April 2020

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works’ Waste Management Section advised of the Garbage and Recycling Schedule for April 2020. A Government spokesperson said, “To prevent rodents,… Link: Garbage And Recycling Schedule For April 2020

Pregnant women should social distance, breastfeed

Source: Newsday AS part of covid19 preventative measures pregnant women should practise social distancing and continue breastfeeding, said obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr Sally Ann Ishmael. She was speaking Tuesday… Link: Pregnant women should social distance, breastfeed

Trinidad: Cops hunt COVID quarantine escapee

Source: St. Lucia News Online (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – POLICE are searching for a man who fled a hospital from quarantine after undergoing a test for the Covid 19 virus. The… Link: Trinidad: Cops hunt COVID quarantine escapee

Immigration notice

Source: Nation Newspaper All applications for the renewal, and or grant, of any permit or form of status determined under the Immigration Act Cap 190, Cap 186; and… Link: Immigration notice

Laurindo Almeida (Brazil) – Song of the Day

Source: Havana Times Today’s featured artist is Brazilian guitarrist Laurindo Almeida playing the song “Nocturno” with Bud Shank (US), from the album “Brazilliance” (1955). The post Laurindo Almeida… Link: Laurindo Almeida (Brazil) – Song of the Day

Minister: Department Of Immigration Updates

Source: Bernews The processing of existing applications has resumed with a reduced workforce under social distancing conditions and emergency passports needed for medical purposes are being addressed,… Link: Minister: Department Of Immigration Updates

Jamaica takes steps to stop price gouging

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says as of Tuesday, retailers found to be charging customers excessive prices for goods during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic… Link: Jamaica takes steps to stop price gouging

Jamaica curfew from April 1

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness Monday night announced an islandwide ten-hour curfew from April 1 as the island continued its efforts to reduce the… Link: Jamaica curfew from April 1

Popular says no staff member has COVID-19

Source: Nation Newspaper Management of Popular Discounts is refuting claims being made on social media that one of its staff tested positive for COVID-19. The statement was issued… Link: Popular says no staff member has COVID-19

BHB Offers Telephone Support Line For Families

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Child & Adolescent Services [CAS] team is offering telephone support for “families with children who are worried or fearful about the… Link: BHB Offers Telephone Support Line For Families

Norwegian Extends Suspension Of Cruises

Source: Bernews Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today announced an extension of their suspension of all cruise voyages to include voyages embarking between April 12 and May 10,… Link: Norwegian Extends Suspension Of Cruises

Labourer remanded over murder of drinking buddy

Source: iNews Guyana A labourer, who is accused of killing his drinking buddy, was on Monday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Lethem Magistrate’s Court. Fabian… Link: Labourer remanded over murder of drinking buddy

Affordable Housing in Dominica

Source: The St. Lucia Star The devastation of successive natural disasters over the past decade has tested the resolve of Dominicans. Although comparatively few in the Caribbean family are total… Link: Affordable Housing in Dominica

Saint Lucians Not Maintaining COVID-19 Social Distancing

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia’s Department of Health and Wellness has ‘implored’ citizens to observe social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We have observed that in… Link: Saint Lucians Not Maintaining COVID-19 Social Distancing

Taiwan Shares Expertise on COVID-19

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) organized a video conference on COVID-19 between Chi Mei Medical Center in Taiwan and Joseph… Link: Taiwan Shares Expertise on COVID-19

Relationships matter during this pandemic

Source: Bahamas Weekly With the current curfew in place due to COVID-19, our new norm can be trying our nerves! The new measures like working from home, social… Link: Relationships matter during this pandemic

Is Cuba’s Health System Ready for Covid-19?

Source: Havana Times The number of Covid-19 cases in Cuba is rising fast, and the population – as well as family, friends and compatriots abroad – are quite… Link: Is Cuba’s Health System Ready for Covid-19?

Visitation to Palms, other old people’s homes suspended

Source: Stabroek News In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Social Protection has suspended visitation to the Palms Geriatric Facility on Brickdam and other old people’s… Link: Visitation to Palms, other old people’s homes suspended

Bahamasair: Suspension of operations continues

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamasair wishes to advise the public that in accordance with the recently revised Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No.2) Order, the airline’s operations will remain suspended. Operations… Link: Bahamasair: Suspension of operations continues

Full Court halts elections recount case

Source: Guyana Times …to rule today on Justice Holder’s jurisdiction to hear case The Full Court on Monday granted a stay of the hearing in a matter brought… Link: Full Court halts elections recount case

2 persons in ICU, cases recorded in Regions 3, 4, 6

Source: Guyana Times COVID-19 …as Guyana projects 1400 cases Guyana is projected to confirm a whopping 1400 cases of the novel coronavirus, of which a majority will be… Link: 2 persons in ICU, cases recorded in Regions 3, 4, 6

No lockdown, curfew for Georgetown – Mayor

Source: Guyana Times While some municipalities in Guyana have initiated a curfew or lockdown measures to guard against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor of Georgetown Ubraj… Link: No lockdown, curfew for Georgetown – Mayor

RADA set to rescue farmers

Source: Jamaica Star State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, said that the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is assisting farmers to… Link: RADA set to rescue farmers

Barbers working from home

Source: Jamaica Star With the Government ordering restrictions for barbers and hairdressers, some barbers have moved their businesses to their homes. “Me a trim di elder dem pon… Link: Barbers working from home

St Thomas nurse killed in crash

Source: Jamaica Star Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has expressed condolences to the family of Leonie Smith-Wilson, a nurse at the Thomas Infirmary, who died in a car… Link: St Thomas nurse killed in crash

`Matured’ Hooper still hungry to play for Guyana

Source: Stabroek News Eon Hooper has played only a single first-class game for the Guyana Jaguars but the 29-year-old off-spinning all-rounder is hungry to make a comeback. The… Link: `Matured’ Hooper still hungry to play for Guyana

Backing for pause on patents to COVID technologies

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A request to undertake efforts to pool rights to technologies for the detection, control and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic is being welcomed by the… Link: Backing for pause on patents to COVID technologies

US Embassy denies wooing health workers for COVID fight

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The United States Embassy in Kingston says America is not seeking to get health professionals to abandon their nation’s fight against COVID-19 to bolster its… Link: US Embassy denies wooing health workers for COVID fight

Miami hotel workers long for home

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Some seasonal Jamaican hotel workers in Miami, Florida, who missed the March 24 deadline to return to Jamaica before borders closed are pleading for the… Link: Miami hotel workers long for home

Havana Covid-19 – Photo of the Day

Source: Havana Times Havana Covid-19. By Paty Jimenez (Holland-Mexico). Camera: iPhone The post Havana Covid-19 – Photo of the Day appeared first on Havana Times. Link: Havana Covid-19 – Photo of the Day

Two COVID-19 victims in ICU

Source: Guyana Chronicle -Projections show that Guyana could have some 1,400 cases By Navendra Seoraj TWO of the eight persons, who have been diagnosed with the Novel Coronavirus… Link: Two COVID-19 victims in ICU

Magistrate directed to reopen Marcus Bisram’s case

Source: Guyana Chronicle …hours after setting him free on a murder charge HOURS after the murder charge against Marcus Bisram was discharged at the Whim Magistrate’s Court by Magistrate… Link: Magistrate directed to reopen Marcus Bisram’s case

AFC confident ‘Coalition’ won

Source: Guyana Chronicle …calls for shared governance, recommits to constitutional reform THE Alliance For Change (AFC) has said that it will respect the ruling of the Court, and… Link: AFC confident ‘Coalition’ won

‘We will not lock down the City’ – Mayor Narine

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Says waiting on Gov’t to say next move By Telesha Ramnarine UNLIKE other municipalities across the country which have moved to implement a curfew… Link: ‘We will not lock down the City’ – Mayor Narine

Venice Richards passes away in Trinidad and Tobago

Source: Nation Newspaper Legendary Barbadian jockey Venice “Pappy” Richards is dead. Reports reaching NATION NEWS is that Richards died on Monday in Trinidad and Tobago where he was… Link: Venice Richards passes away in Trinidad and Tobago

A Third Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow spoke to the nation today in a pre-recorded statement on the virus that’s turning life upside down.  First, there is a… Link: A Third Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Belize

Fleshing Out the State of Emergency

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow As of Wednesday night, the restriction of free movement of citizens across the country will come into full effect as part of the… Link: Fleshing Out the State of Emergency

Disbursements for Unemployed Belizeans Commences this Week

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow To tide Belizeans over while funding from the international financial institutions is made available, government will be drawing down on monies that have… Link: Disbursements for Unemployed Belizeans Commences this Week

TT covid19 total now 85 cases

Source: Newsday Two more cases of covid19 were announced in a release from the Ministry of Health on Monday night. TT’s total now stands at 85, with… Link: TT covid19 total now 85 cases

FNM: Dr. Minnis leading on the containment of COVID-19

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Free National Movement issued the following statement regarding Monday’s resolution by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to extend the state of emergency to April… Link: FNM: Dr. Minnis leading on the containment of COVID-19

Video: Govt Confirm 5 More Covid-19, Total 27

Source: Bernews [Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [March 30] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on… Link: Video: Govt Confirm 5 More Covid-19, Total 27

The FUNNIES

Source: The St. Lucia Star The post The FUNNIES appeared first on The St. Lucia STAR. Link: The FUNNIES

34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic announced this evening that one more person tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Barbados. That brings the… Link: 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barbados

Cayman Brac man charged with rape

Source: Cayman Compass A 24-year-old Cayman Brac resident has been remanded in custody after appearing on rape and other sexual assault related offences on Monday. The post Cayman… Link: Cayman Brac man charged with rape

Minister Updates On Education, Child Care

Source: Bernews Ministry of Education Diallo Rabain provided an update on remote learning in our public schools, exams as well as the plans to offer child care… Link: Minister Updates On Education, Child Care

Brac man charged with rape

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 24-year-old man from Cayman Brac has been charged with rape and three other related sex crimes. The alleged rape took place on Friday… Link: Brac man charged with rape

Registration Of New Vehicles Temporarily Suspended

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  In keeping with the need to observe social distancing measures to combat the spread of COVID 19, Division of Transport wishes to advise… Link: Registration Of New Vehicles Temporarily Suspended

One man injured in drive-by shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper One man was injured in a drive-by shooting at Chapman Lane, St Michael this evening. Police said four men were liming in the area around… Link: One man injured in drive-by shooting

BA flight from UK due next week

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Governor Martyn Roper said the emergency air-bridge between the UK and the overseas territories will begin early next week with a flight from London,… Link: BA flight from UK due next week

Energy boost for shift workers and homeless

Source: The Royal Gazette A distribution company is to donate $15,000 worth of energy drinks to shift workers and vulnerable people.Naturally Inclined, a division of Bermy Distributors, will give… Link: Energy boost for shift workers and homeless

Govt issues warning about ID cards, prescriptions

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians, especially the elderly, are being reminded to avoid giving their national identification cards, national registration numbers, or prescriptions needing to be filled, to strangers. A statement… Link: Govt issues warning about ID cards, prescriptions

Governor John Rankin Visits Regiment Troops

Source: Bernews Governor John Rankin today [March 30] toured Warwick Camp and talked to the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers who are some of the people on the… Link: Governor John Rankin Visits Regiment Troops

Governor visits troops called up for Covid-19

Source: The Royal Gazette The Governor today toured Warwick Camp and talked to the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers in the front line of the battle against Covid-19.John Rankin said:… Link: Governor visits troops called up for Covid-19

Argus shares improve

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Argus Group Holdings Ltd improved 24 cents, or 11.9 per cent, to $2.25 after 25,000 traded on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index.In New York,… Link: Argus shares improve

Republic Bank Extends COVID-19 Safety Net

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Republic Bank is committed to the safety, security and overall health of its staff, customers and communities. During these challenging times, the Bank… Link: Republic Bank Extends COVID-19 Safety Net

Is the Coronavirus Under Control in Cuba?

Source: Havana Times It appears that the number of infected (which has been steadily increasing up until now) could grow exponentially, like it has in other countries, The… Link: Is the Coronavirus Under Control in Cuba?

Covid-19 immunity test kits being sourced

Source: The Royal Gazette A new test to check for people who have recovered from Covid-19 and have immunity is being looked for, the Government has said.David Burt, the… Link: Covid-19 immunity test kits being sourced

HSA prepared for worst, say officials

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As Cayman continues the battle to prevent the coronavirus taking hold in the community and the potential indiscriminate spread, officials from the Health Services… Link: HSA prepared for worst, say officials

SKN: 34 Cuban Medics Arrive for Coronavirus Fight

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer By Loshaun DIxon Thirty-four medical professionals from Cuba arrived in the Federation Saturday to assist in the fight against COVID19.  Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said… Link: SKN: 34 Cuban Medics Arrive for Coronavirus Fight

30 Minute Video: March 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: March 30 ZBM Evening News

Fire burns grassy areas in Christ Church

Source: Nation Newspaper Firemen responded to a grass fire at Adams Castle, Christ Church today. Large plumes of smoke emanated from two grassy pieces of land which line… Link: Fire burns grassy areas in Christ Church

Hungary government gets sweeping powers

Source: Suriname Times The Hungarian Parliament has voted by 137 to 53 to accept the government’s request for the power to rule by decree during the coronavirus emergency. The… Link: Hungary government gets sweeping powers

US senator probed for alleged insider trading – reports

Source: Suriname Times The US justice department is investigating alleged insider trading by lawmakers who sold stocks just before the coronavirus pandemic sparked a major market downturn, according… Link: US senator probed for alleged insider trading – reports

Police stop wearing ties

Source: The Royal Gazette Police officers have stopped wearing ties due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said the move would happen… Link: Police stop wearing ties

TT has 83 covid19 cases

Source: Newsday The number of confirmed covid19 cases in TT has gone up by one, and now stands at 83, the Ministry of Health said in its… Link: TT has 83 covid19 cases

West Bay home burned to ground

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A wooden home in Birch Tree Hill Road and a boat parked outside on a trailer were completely destroyed by fire Thursday night, the… Link: West Bay home burned to ground

Close the caskets for now

Source: Barbados Today   Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anton Best is recommending funeral homes end open casket services, out of an abundance of caution, as the COVID-19… Link: Close the caskets for now

Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

Source: St. Lucia News Online The River Church is shown Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has warned the megachurch about violating a safer-at-home… Link: Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

Tips for Coping with Fake Coronavirus News

Source: Havana Times The serious consequences of circulating fake news ranges from defamation to even swaying public opinion or raising social concerns. The post Tips for Coping with… Link: Tips for Coping with Fake Coronavirus News

Guyana: Two positive COVID-19 cases in ICU

Source: St. Lucia News Online Persons with protective gear at the GPHC following the death of the coronavirus patient (NEWS ROOM GUYANA) – Of the eight confirmed cases of COVID-19… Link: Guyana: Two positive COVID-19 cases in ICU

Cayman Finance: Industry is showing resilience

Source: Cayman Compass The financial services industry is providing business services as usual during the extended curfew measures, according to Cayman Finance chief executive Jude Scott. The post… Link: Cayman Finance: Industry is showing resilience

Emergency British Airways flight planned

Source: Cayman Compass An emergency British Airways flight will travel to Cayman via Bermuda next week to help evacuate any residents who need to get out of those… Link: Emergency British Airways flight planned

Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association remains closed

Source: St. Lucia News Online SLBWA headquarters. (PRESS RELEASE) – As of Sunday March 29, 2020 health authorities in Saint Lucia recorded nine confirmed cases of COVID-19; and as such… Link: Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association remains closed

JN Cayman introduces mortgage payment moratorium

Source: Cayman Compass JN Cayman is offering its existing members a three-month moratorium on mortgage payments. The post JN Cayman introduces mortgage payment moratorium appeared first on Cayman… Link: JN Cayman introduces mortgage payment moratorium

New York virus death toll rises above 1,200

Source: Jamaica Star NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived Monday in New York City as the number of deaths in the state… Link: New York virus death toll rises above 1,200

New dates for Tokyo Olympics confirmed for 2021

Source: iNews Guyana The postponed Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed. According to  a… Link: New dates for Tokyo Olympics confirmed for 2021

Ministry of Education temporarily ceases operations

Source: Barbados Today   In response to Stage 3 of Barbados’ National Preparedness Plan for COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that its… Link: Ministry of Education temporarily ceases operations

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