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April 30, 2020

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Wildfires Run Amok in Cayo District

Source: Channel 5 Belize In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is facing another crisis; it has to do with bush and forest fires that have been spreading… Link: Wildfires Run Amok in Cayo District

Community Effort to Stem Wildfires Outside of Succotz

Source: Channel 5 Belize The forest fires are caused by a number of environmental factors such the current high temperatures.  The Vaca Forest has experienced the largest wild fire… Link: Community Effort to Stem Wildfires Outside of Succotz

Fire Causes $1 Million in Damages to Cacao Farm

Source: Channel 5 Belize One million dollars in damages were caused by a raging farm fire on fifty acres of cacao plantation in the south. The fire keeps burning… Link: Fire Causes Million in Damages to Cacao Farm

Raging Fires Also Stretching Police Resources Thin

Source: Channel 5 Belize Aside from the cacao farm in Crique Jute, fires have been raging in Punta Gorda where overnight two houses were gutted by a blaze. Police… Link: Raging Fires Also Stretching Police Resources Thin

More public sector offices reopening in Phase 2

Source: Nation Newspaper The public sector will reopen on a phased basis from May 4, 2020 to continue to provide support to both private and public initiatives as… Link: More public sector offices reopening in Phase 2

Don’t Let Your Guard Down! Stay COVID-19 Alert!

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was a sigh of relief on Tuesday evening when the Ministry of Health confirmed that three more persons have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the… Link: Don’t Let Your Guard Down! Stay COVID-19 Alert!

Acting safely, protecting the vulnerable

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley spoke to the country for close to two hours tonight and outlined measures for a phased easing of the lockdown… Link: Acting safely, protecting the vulnerable

Russell to quit Tallawahs at the end of CPL season

Source: Guyana Chronicle ON the eve of his 32nd birthday, Russell, perhaps the most dangerous player in T20 cricket globally, in a rambling speech on Instagram Live on… Link: Russell to quit Tallawahs at the end of CPL season

‘It’s just business’

Source: Guyana Chronicle -Jamaica Tallawahs weigh in on Chris Gayle issue   (Sportsmax) – The Jamaica Tallawahs have claimed that the decision to not retain Chris Gayle for… Link: ‘It’s just business’

GMR&SC continues donation drive to hospitals

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club has continued its drive to combat the effects of the covid-19 pandemic by ensuring that those most vulnerable… Link: GMR&SC continues donation drive to hospitals

Outerbridge wins right to cycle

Source: The Royal Gazette A man who challenged a blanket ban on bike riding during shelter in place has been allowed back on the road.Karl Outerbridge was cleared to… Link: Outerbridge wins right to cycle

Rain in Vedado, Havana – Photo of the Day

Source: Havana Times Rain in Vedado, Havana. By Gerald Sullivan (Canada). Camera: iPhone The post Rain in Vedado, Havana – Photo of the Day appeared first on Havana… Link: Rain in Vedado, Havana – Photo of the Day

School term officially starts on Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper The Trinity school term will commence on Monday, May 4, 2020. Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw made the announcement earlier today and also indicated her… Link: School term officially starts on Monday

Argo to take $26m pandemic hit

Source: The Royal Gazette Argo Group International Holdings Ltd warned that it will book about $26 million in losses related to the Covid-19 pandemic in its first-quarter results.The Bermudian-based… Link: Argo to take m pandemic hit

‘Dropping Gayle was just business’

Source: Barbados Today KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tallawahs Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise today insisted that the decision to drop Chris Gayle ahead of the 2020 season… Link: ‘Dropping Gayle was just business’

Video: Govt Announce ‘Phased Reopening’

Source: Bernews [Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [April 29] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on… Link: Video: Govt Announce ‘Phased Reopening’

Another sports casualty

Source: Barbados Today What was supposed to be the fourth edition of the CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathlon was officially cancelled yesterday by the Bermuda Triathlon Association and the… Link: Another sports casualty

BOA likely to get monetary boost

Source: Barbados Today The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has increased its budget by US$10.3 million following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021. All 206… Link: BOA likely to get monetary boost

Fed up!

Source: Barbados Today KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has announced that the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 season will be his last with the Jamaica… Link: Fed up!

I’ll Stick with Covid-19’s Positive Side

Source: Havana Times In Spain, we knew how serious this grave situation was, but we carried on with normal life as if it would not touch us, until… Link: I’ll Stick with Covid-19’s Positive Side

Coming curfew changes based on least risk

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The next phase of the shelter-in-place order, or soft curfew, which begins Monday will allow access to more services, based on the least risk… Link: Coming curfew changes based on least risk

Ease-up on payment of traffic fines

Source: Newsday The Miscellaneous Amendments Bill, which was passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, will allow anyone with outstanding traffic tickets to pay only half… Link: Ease-up on payment of traffic fines

Couple chopped in home invasion

Source: Newsday An early-morning home invasion on Wednesday in Moruga has left a couple nursing chop wounds. Police said a woman and her husband received treatment at… Link: Couple chopped in home invasion

Minister Foggo: Unemployment Benefit Update

Source: Bernews Today [April 29] the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo shared an update regarding the payments being made from the Unemployment Benefit… Link: Minister Foggo: Unemployment Benefit Update

Rosewood Provide Meals For Essential Workers

Source: Bernews Rosewood Bermuda and local vendors joined forces today [April 29] to host a food drive in support of frontline and essential workers, providing meals for… Link: Rosewood Provide Meals For Essential Workers

UPDATE: Barbados records 7th COVID-19 death

Source: Nation Newspaper A 78-year-old Barbadian woman today became the seventh person who died from COVID-19. The woman, who arrived on the island on March 12 from the… Link: UPDATE: Barbados records 7th COVID-19 death

Inquiry opens into alleged curfew breach

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police have opened an inquiry into the alleged breach of curfew at the health minister’s home, after his wife posted footage of herself… Link: Inquiry opens into alleged curfew breach

Fifteen new COVID cases push tally to 396

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Health Ministry has reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus in Jamaica pushing the tally to 396. In the past 48 hours, there have… Link: Fifteen new COVID cases push tally to 396

National Blood Drive

Source: Bahamas Weekly A Public Hospitals Authority National Blood Drive is being held today, April 29, 2020 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium with the goal to… Link: National Blood Drive

Wednesday, April 29: Status update Covid-19

Source: Saba News Life as we’ve known it has changed, but together we continue to fight Covid-19. Don’t let your guards down, keep; practicing proper hand hygiene, staying… Link: Wednesday, April 29: Status update Covid-19

200 COVID-19 negative samples reported

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said the strict quarantine measures and the decision to ensure that those who are quarantined have two negative… Link: 200 COVID-19 negative samples reported

Motorcyclist Succumbs After Castries Road Accident

Source: St. Lucia Times A motorcyclist who was involved in a road accident Tuesday in Castries has succumbed to his injuries, police say. The deceased has been identified as… Link: Motorcyclist Succumbs After Castries Road Accident

Home helpers no threat to public says acting CMO

Source: Nation Newspaper All 236 members of staff of the National Assistance Board (NAB) have been tested for COVID-19, and no additional positive results have been recorded. Consequently,… Link: Home helpers no threat to public says acting CMO

Letter from the Borderlands

Source: Havana Times Anyone who has traveled in Latin America can attest that they have a lively street culture. Eating on the street has long been a way… Link: Letter from the Borderlands

Bystanders Extinguish Kitchen Fire In Sandy’s

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] attended a reported kitchen fire in Sandy’s today [April 29] to find upon arriving on the scene that… Link: Bystanders Extinguish Kitchen Fire In Sandy’s

Butterfield shares jump on NYSE

Source: The Royal Gazette A total of 2,000 shares of Ascendant Group, the parent company of Belco, traded on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index, but with no change to the… Link: Butterfield shares jump on NYSE

30 Minute Video: April 29 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: April 29 ZBM Evening News

Elderly Man Perished in Fire

Source: Antigua Observer Investigations are ongoing into a house fire at Seaview Farm near the Jehovah Witness Church that is believed to have claimed the life of 74yr… Link: Elderly Man Perished in Fire

9 days after, still no trace of prison escapees

Source: iNews Guyana It has been more than a week and law enforcement officials are yet to capture the four prisoners who escaped from the Holding Bay at… Link: 9 days after, still no trace of prison escapees

Confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 78

Source: Guyana Times The number of COVID–19 cases in Guyana has jumped to 78, an increase of three within 24 hours. The number of persons recovered thus far… Link: Confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 78

Guyana: Three more COVID-19 cases confirmed

Source: St. Lucia News Online This woman is among several persons who were seen wearing their masks in Georgetown (News Room photo- March 16, 2020) (NEWS ROOM GUYANA) – Three… Link: Guyana: Three more COVID-19 cases confirmed

COVID-19 cases rise to 78

Source: Stabroek News De facto Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence this afternoon said that the number of persons positive for COVID-19 has risen to 78 from yesterday’s… Link: COVID-19 cases rise to 78

Google Makes Its Video Meeting Service Free To All

Source: St. Lucia Times SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP)— Google on Wednesday made its business videoconferencing service free to all users, ramping up competition for Zoom as people flock… Link: Google Makes Its Video Meeting Service Free To All

Overview Saba support measures during Covid-19 crisis

Source: Saba News Wage subsidy entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs suffering a turnover loss of at least 20 per cent per March 13th, can apply for a wage subsidy to help… Link: Overview Saba support measures during Covid-19 crisis

Guyana’s COVID-19 cases jump to 78

Source: iNews Guyana The number of COVID–19 cases in Guyana has jumped to 78, an increase of three within 24 hours. The number of persons recovered thus far… Link: Guyana’s COVID-19 cases jump to 78

Three companies apply for telecoms licences

Source: The Royal Gazette Competition may be about to heat up in Bermuda’s telecommunications sector with three companies seeking to join the market.Cable & Wireless Network Services, Horizon Communications… Link: Three companies apply for telecoms licences

Zoomed In with Rachelle Mayers S1-02

Source: Carib Vision PART 2 of the discussion with economist, Jeremy Stephen. Jeremy gives his opinion on the industries that will thrive, and those that are hurting during… Link: Zoomed In with Rachelle Mayers S1-02

Relief for laid-off workers

Source: The Royal Gazette More than 2,500 people out of work due to Covid-19 were expected to have received their first benefits payments by today.Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of… Link: Relief for laid-off workers

No start date yet for National Recount

Source: Guyana Times The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has still not identified a date for the national recount to begin following another meeting of Commissioners today (Wednesday). Providing… Link: No start date yet for National Recount

Covid-19 Hygiene Practices in Cuba

Source: Havana Times “Many women who do this unpaid work say that they are exhausted, worried and feel responsible for the virus not coming into their homes.” The… Link: Covid-19 Hygiene Practices in Cuba

Zoon steelt enveloppe met geld

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – Een zoon heeft in Paramaribo een enveloppe met SRD 929 van zijn moeder gestolen. Een vrouw vertelde de politie dat zij als kassierster… Link: Zoon steelt enveloppe met geld

Goederen uit woning gestolen

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – Uit een woning in Paramaribo zijn SRD 5000, USD 3000, een laptop en een camerabox gestolen.  De benadeelde was ten tijde van de… Link: Goederen uit woning gestolen

Mike Pence flouts rule on masks at hospital

Source: Suriname Times US Vice-President Mike Pence has visited a top US hospital without wearing a mask, despite the medical centre’s own rules that visitors should wear personal… Link: Mike Pence flouts rule on masks at hospital

In 2018 Saba has less purchasing power than 2017

Source: Saba News Residents of Saba and  Bonaire lost purchasing power relative to 2017. In contrast, St Eustatius once again recorded a rise in consumer purchasing power in… Link: In 2018 Saba has less purchasing power than 2017

Mangrove protection official

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection, which should, finally, prevent these dwindling yet critically important species from being removed by developers without consequence.… Link: Mangrove protection official

The NIC Economic Relief Form is now available online

Source: The St. Lucia Star NOTICE FROM THE NATIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION: If you are not working because of COVID-19, the Economic Relief Program (ERP) is designed to provide income support… Link: The NIC Economic Relief Form is now available online

Missing man dies hours after being found

Source: The Royal Gazette A man found yesterday after being missing for three days has died.Carlton Lowe, 71, was located by a member of the public near the Southampton… Link: Missing man dies hours after being found

Private sector calls for urgent COVID-19 relief

Source: Stabroek News The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has written the National Coronavirus Task Force (NCTF) calling for urgent relief measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic… Link: Private sector calls for urgent COVID-19 relief

Haiti – Covid-19 : Daily bulletin April 29, 2020

Source: Haiti Libre Covid-19 : Situation of the Diaspora in the World – Canada anticipates more than 1,000 deaths in the coming days – A vaccine for when… Link: Haiti – Covid-19 : Daily bulletin April 29, 2020

Poll: Americans losing faith in Trump's COVID-19 remarks

Source: Nation Newspaper New York – Americans appear to be losing faith in what President Donald Trump says about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with almost everyone rejecting… Link: Poll: Americans losing faith in Trump's COVID-19 remarks

Wildey polyclinic closed

Source: Nation Newspaper The Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic, located in Wildey, St. Michael, will be closed today Wednesday, April 29, and tomorrow Thursday, April 30. This is to facilitate… Link: Wildey polyclinic closed

Strength and Willpower in These Hard Times

Source: Havana Times We know who is trying to put their foot down for social progress and to hold onto the value of human life above different socio-political… Link: Strength and Willpower in These Hard Times

Trinidad nurses want $1M COVID death payout

Source: St. Lucia News Online (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) – The T&T Registered Nurses’ Association (TTRNA) is asking the Government to consider a $1 million payout in the event any nurse loses… Link: Trinidad nurses want M COVID death payout

Outpatient Clinics resume at St. Jude in May

Source: The St. Lucia Star St. Jude Hospital would like to inform the public that all specialty Outpatient Clinics will resume on May 4, 2020. These services include: Pediatrics, Obstetrics… Link: Outpatient Clinics resume at St. Jude in May

KEMH Treats Injured Ship Crew Member

Source: Bernews A  crew member of the MS Regal Princess arrived on the island for urgent medical treatment, and “the sole crew member receiving treatment was tested… Link: KEMH Treats Injured Ship Crew Member

Caricom team to arrive in Guyana on Thursday

Source: Nation Newspaper Georgetown – The high-level Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Observer Team tasked with scrutinising the national recount of all the votes cast in the disputed March 2,… Link: Caricom team to arrive in Guyana on Thursday

Caribbean Airlines introduces cargo charter services

Source: St. Lucia News Online Caribbean Airlines (PRESS RELEASE) – Caribbean Airlines introduces cargo charter services to support supply chains within the Caribbean region. The airline launched this new option… Link: Caribbean Airlines introduces cargo charter services

Slumdog Millionaire actor Irrfan Khan dies

Source: iNews Guyana (BBC) Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, renowned internationally for roles in the hit films Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died at the age of 53.… Link: Slumdog Millionaire actor Irrfan Khan dies

Maduro Raises Minimum Wage in Venezuela to US $4.60 a Month

Source: Havana Times Venezuela’s minimum wage will increase 77.7% from May 1, International Workers Day, announced the government of Nicolas Maduro. The post Maduro Raises Minimum Wage in… Link: Maduro Raises Minimum Wage in Venezuela to US .60 a Month

US Giving Haiti $16M in Coronavirus Aid

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The government of Haiti has received funds amounting to US$16.1 million from the United States, to help the country respond… Link: US Giving Haiti M in Coronavirus Aid

PdP charges that democracy is in peril

Source: Barbados Today   The People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) has accused the Mia-Mottley Government of using the ongoing state of emergency along with its overwhelming… Link: PdP charges that democracy is in peril

Strong EarthQuake Off Cuban Coast

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale has hit off the coast of Cuba. Tsunami evaluations are in progress after the earthquake hit 48… Link: Strong EarthQuake Off Cuban Coast

Reggie Lambe Released By Cambridge United

Source: Bernews Cambridge United has announced the players that they’ll be retaining and releasing, with Bermuda’s Reggie Lambe on the list of players being released. Lambe remains… Link: Reggie Lambe Released By Cambridge United

PAHO director repeats immunisation call

Source: Nation Newspaper Washington – The Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, on Tuesday called for vaccination programmes to continue during the COVID-19… Link: PAHO director repeats immunisation call

British Airways To Cut Up To 12,000 Jobs

Source: St. Lucia Times LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Airways is set to slash up to 12,000 jobs as part of a restructuring plan as the carrier grapples… Link: British Airways To Cut Up To 12,000 Jobs

Slumdog Millionaire Actor Dies

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, known internationally for roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died at the age of 53. Khan was known… Link: Slumdog Millionaire Actor Dies

Essential workers testing update

Source: The Royal Gazette The Ministry of National Security is advising the public of the new swabbing schedule for essential workers requiring Covid-19 testing.Effective now through Friday, essential workers… Link: Essential workers testing update

Essential Workers Covid-19 Testing Schedule

Source: Bernews The Ministry of National Security is advising the public of the new schedule for essential workers requiring Covid-19 testing. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry… Link: Essential Workers Covid-19 Testing Schedule

$66M IMF Loan to 3 East Caribbean States

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Washington, DC – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved disbursements to Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia following their requests under… Link: M IMF Loan to 3 East Caribbean States

Auditor urges sound financial management

Source: The Royal Gazette Sound management of the public purse during the fiscal strain of the Covid-19 crisis has long-term importance, the watchdog of government finances has warned. Heather… Link: Auditor urges sound financial management

William Holdipp (1944-2020)

Source: The Royal Gazette A pastor who ministered on the streets, as well as in the hospital and prison system, has died.The Reverend William Holdipp was 75.Mr Holdipp was… Link: William Holdipp (1944-2020)

Jackson leaving CDEMA

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados-based the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) says it executive director, Ronald Jackson, is leaving the post after seven years “of unwavering and… Link: Jackson leaving CDEMA

Family Centre Encourages Emotional Well-Being

Source: Bernews Family Centre has provided an update on actions it is taking to support vulnerable families and children during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with a focus… Link: Family Centre Encourages Emotional Well-Being

PM Urges Support For ‘Buy Local’ Initiative

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is urging his countrymen to ‘buy local’ as a means of supporting local producers. “During my announcement of our COVID-19 Social… Link: PM Urges Support For ‘Buy Local’ Initiative

Coronavirus ‘Will Hasten The Decline Of Cash’

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:– Coronavirus will hasten the decline in the use of cash as people make a long-term switch to digital payments, experts say. The lockdown has… Link: Coronavirus ‘Will Hasten The Decline Of Cash’

COVID-19 confirmed cases now 75

Source: Guyana Times …only 14 new tests conducted The Public Health Ministry on Tuesday announced that the number of COVID-19 cases in Guyana has increased by one within… Link: COVID-19 confirmed cases now 75

1 dead, several injured in highway accident

Source: Guyana Times A 28-year-old man is now dead while three of his friends are injured after a trip to a creek along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway on Monday.… Link: 1 dead, several injured in highway accident

MP Dwayne Vaz wants bars to open

Source: Jamaica Star Dwayne Vaz, Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, wants the Government to lift the ban that has been placed on the operation of bars across… Link: MP Dwayne Vaz wants bars to open

Argentina end football season because of coronavirus

Source: Jamaica Star (AP): Argentina’s football association (AFA) called an end to the league season yesterday, and said no teams will be relegated until at least 2022 because… Link: Argentina end football season because of coronavirus

4 missing after Berbice River mishap

Source: Guyana Times The Guyana Defence Force Coast Guards have launched a search for four persons who went missing following a boat mishap the vicinity of Sand Hills,… Link: 4 missing after Berbice River mishap

Bolt, a big Penn Relays memory

Source: Jamaica Star Ten years ago, sprint superstar Usain Bolt strode in Franklin Field to run in the Penn Relays for Jamaica in the USA versus the World… Link: Bolt, a big Penn Relays memory

UWI student develops healthcare gadget

Source: Jamaica Star Second-year University of the West Indies student Javier Bryan, 20, has been developing a device that is able to remotely monitor a person’s vital signs.… Link: UWI student develops healthcare gadget

Statia school may reopen on May 4th

Source: Saba News A tenta­tive date of May 4 has been set for the reopening of schools in St. Eustatius. A final decision on this matter is expected… Link: Statia school may reopen on May 4th

Positive Covid result for one sudden death

Source: Antigua Observer By Elesha GeorgeElesha.george@antiguaobserver.com Health officials have begun testing dead people for Covid-19 after the country recorded an unusual number of sudden death cases in males… Link: Positive Covid result for one sudden death

Infectious Disease Centre finally complete

Source: Antigua Observer Health officials celebrated the long-awaited dedication of the new Infectious Disease Control Centre on Monday. The facility occupies the former Margetson Ward at the old… Link: Infectious Disease Centre finally complete

Trinidad nurses want $1M COVID death payout

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) The T&T Registered Nurses’ Association (TTRNA) is asking the Government to consider a $1 million payout in the event any nurse loses their… Link: Trinidad nurses want M COVID death payout

Holness says all Jamaicans could get COVID

Source: Stabroek News (Jamaica Star) Prime Minister Andrew Holness was blunt. “The possibility is that all of us, at some point in time, will get it,” he said… Link: Holness says all Jamaicans could get COVID

More men than women hit by COVID-19

Source: Guyana Chronicle –figure moves to 75 overnight THE number of confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have moved from 74 to 75 within the last 24 hours, with… Link: More men than women hit by COVID-19

POLITICAL SPITE

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Gayle sees Jagdeo’s hands in his exit from Tallawahs …the PPP leader had threatened to put him in his ‘bad books’ OPPOSITION Leader Bharrat Jagdeo… Link: POLITICAL SPITE

British Airways makes historic flight to CJIA

Source: Guyana Chronicle A SPECIALLY-chartered British Airways flight touched down at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Tuesday afternoon, ferrying staff of American oil giant ExxonMobil. The… Link: British Airways makes historic flight to CJIA

Force call centres under BPO umbrella – Henry

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: THE UMBRELLA group for BPOs is appealing to the Government to make it mandatory for all outsourcing firms operating in Jamaica to register… Link: Force call centres under BPO umbrella – Henry

Opposition muscles in on recovery task force

Source: Jamaica Gleaner OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on Finance Mark Golding says the committee announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday to chart the Jamaican economy’s rescue from the… Link: Opposition muscles in on recovery task force

Senate Approves S.O.E. Extension

Source: Channel 5 Belize Michel Chebat The Senate today approved the motion to extend the State of Emergency by an additional sixty days. Unlike sittings before the COVID-19 pandemic,… Link: Senate Approves S.O.E. Extension

AG Michael Peyrefitte Bashes P.U.P.

Source: Channel 5 Belize Michael Peyrefitte The Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte rebutted the lead senator across the aisle.  Peyrefitte questioned the People’s United Party’s position on the motion, stating… Link: AG Michael Peyrefitte Bashes P.U.P.

Senator Elena Smith Says No Time for Politics

Source: Channel 5 Belize Elena Smith Weighing in on the debate was Senator Elena Smith on behalf of the social partners, which includes the business community, churches, the N.G.O.… Link: Senator Elena Smith Says No Time for Politics

Senators Debate Unemployment Relief Programme

Source: Channel 5 Belize The online portal for the Unemployment Relief Programme was closed on Friday, April twenty-fourth. More than eighty thousand applications for assistance were received, but less… Link: Senators Debate Unemployment Relief Programme

P.U.P. on the Closure of Unemployment Relief Fund

Source: Channel 5 Belize Senator Michel Chebat decried in the senate the politicization of the food programmes to needy families during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. This afternoon,… Link: P.U.P. on the Closure of Unemployment Relief Fund

Twilight in Vedado, Havana – Photo of the Day

Source: Havana Times Twilight in Vedado, Havana. By Paul Harrigan (Ireland). Camera: Nikon Coolpix The post Twilight in Vedado, Havana – Photo of the Day appeared first on… Link: Twilight in Vedado, Havana – Photo of the Day

COVID-19 one-minute poll

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): It has now been more than six weeks since the Cayman Islands closed its borders and was put under lockdown due to the COVID-19… Link: COVID-19 one-minute poll

BIR Says Tax Stimulus Checks Coming Soon

Source: St. John Source IRB Director Joel Lee testifies before the Senate Finance Committee about his department’s budget Tuesday. (Photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature) Stimulus checks… Link: BIR Says Tax Stimulus Checks Coming Soon

Mixed feelings among young Guyanese athletes

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN our continuing efforts to track down young Guyanese athletes on the Collegiate Track and Field circuit in the USA, Chronicle Sport, via telephone, heard… Link: Mixed feelings among young Guyanese athletes

Bristol to hand over food hampers to GBA

Source: Guyana Chronicle BOXERS and officials affiliated to the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA)will soon be provided with food hampers to help cushion the effects of COVID-19. Former boxer… Link: Bristol to hand over food hampers to GBA

West Ruimveldt house gutted by fire

Source: iNews Guyana A building located at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown was this evening completely destroyed by a fire of unknown origin. A relative of the owner of the… Link: West Ruimveldt house gutted by fire

Exxon workers arrive on special charter from the UK

Source: Kaieteur News A British Airways 787-8 Dreamliner, one of the biggest Boeing aircraft, yesterday touched down at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), bringing another batch of… Link: Exxon workers arrive on special charter from the UK

Knight reunited with family

Source: Nation Newspaper Cuthbert Leon Knight was reunited with his family, said police Public Relations officer acting Inspector Rodney Inniss. On Monday, police sent out a notice asking… Link: Knight reunited with family

HSA worker positive for COVID-19

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Three more positive samples of COVID-19 were reported by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee on Tuesday from a batch of 187 results, which… Link: HSA worker positive for COVID-19

Covid-19 puts extra need on charity

Source: The Royal Gazette The charity Family Centre expects a “significant uptick” in those requiring its help, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic ripples through the community.Sandy De… Link: Covid-19 puts extra need on charity

Missing man found

Source: The Royal Gazette A man missing for three days has been found, police said tonight.Carlton Lowe, 71, was found by a member of the public near the Southampton… Link: Missing man found

Ascendant and One trade on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of One Communications Ltd and Ascendant Group Ltd traded on the Bermuda Stock Exchange.One, the telecommunications group, remained unchanged on $4 on the trading… Link: Ascendant and One trade on BSX

BTVI to create Online and Distance Education Centre

Source: Bahamas Weekly With the critical need to develop and deliver training throughout The Bahamas to address a growing global demand for technically skilled employees across the economy,… Link: BTVI to create Online and Distance Education Centre

UPDATE: Police identify body found in Careenage

Source: Nation Newspaper The body which was recovered from a vehicle submerged in The Careenage has been identified as Carlisle Browne of #250 Kingsland Terrace, Christ Church. A… Link: UPDATE: Police identify body found in Careenage

CAL now offering chartered cargo flights

Source: iNews Guyana Lockdown measures have pushed some companies to modify their operational arrangements, and Caribbean Airlines has been the latest to do so, with the introduction of… Link: CAL now offering chartered cargo flights

30 Minute Video: April 28 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: April 28 ZBM Evening News

COVID-19 cases at 75

Source: Stabroek News The number of persons with the COVID-19 virus has risen from 74 to 75. The article COVID-19 cases at 75 appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: COVID-19 cases at 75

Covid-19 status Tuesday, April 28 – No bad news

Source: Saba News Let’s continue to fight Covid-19 together Saba by staying safe at home and maintaining physical distancing. GIS Saba The post Covid-19 status Tuesday, April 28… Link: Covid-19 status Tuesday, April 28 – No bad news

No positive tests among NAB staff today

Source: Nation Newspaper None of the 32 employees of the National Assistance Board who was tested for COVID-19 yesterday was positive. A total of 234 workers out of… Link: No positive tests among NAB staff today

British Airways set to cut up to 12,000 jobs

Source: Barbados Today SOURCE: AFP: British Airways is set to slash up to 12,000 jobs as part of a restructuring plan as the carrier grapples with the fallout… Link: British Airways set to cut up to 12,000 jobs

Bolt recounts Gatlin battle

Source: Antigua Observer Retired Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has listed the 2015 Beijing World Championships 100m struggle against American Justin Gatlin as one of his toughest ever… Link: Bolt recounts Gatlin battle

Deadly blast at market in Syria

Source: Nation Newspaper Damascus – At least 40 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the north-western Syrian city of Afrin, Turkey says. The governor of… Link: Deadly blast at market in Syria

Two Injured In Castries Road Accident

Source: St. Lucia Times The Saint Lucia Fire Service is reporting that two male individuals were injured in a road accident in Castries Tuesday afternoon. According to emergency officials,… Link: Two Injured In Castries Road Accident

Former SLP hopeful Jawahir congratulates Senator Henry

Source: The St. Lucia Star Lisa Jawahir has congratulated Senator Joachim Henry for becoming the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s endorsed candidate for the Castries South East constituency. Earlier today, Opposition… Link: Former SLP hopeful Jawahir congratulates Senator Henry

Weather Forecast For Wednesday April 29

Source: Bernews Wednesday, April 29 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 20°C/68°F and the low to be near… Link: Weather Forecast For Wednesday April 29

Fiona Apple on Her New Album “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”

Source: Havana Times World-renowned singer-songwriter Fiona Apple joins Democracy Now! for the hour to discuss her critically acclaimed new album, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” The post Fiona Apple… Link: Fiona Apple on Her New Album “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”

75 COVID-19 cases recorded in Guyana

Source: iNews Guyana The Ministry of Public Health announced that, as of today, the country has recorded 75 COVID-19 cases, while the death toll remains at eight. This… Link: 75 COVID-19 cases recorded in Guyana

Video: Local Musicians Urge Us To Stay Inside

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Government released a video featuring some of the island’s best known musicians urging us to stay inside. The video features Shine Hayward, Joy… Link: Video: Local Musicians Urge Us To Stay Inside

Official Govt & Legal Notices For April 28 2020

Source: Bernews The official Government and Legal notices for today [April 28] include list of proposed planning applications. List Of Proposed Planning Applications Advertised On April 28,… Link: Official Govt & Legal Notices For April 28 2020

GECOM not aware of CARICOM team’s arrival in Guyana

Source: iNews Guyana Top officials at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) have not been formally apprised of the arrival of the high-level delegation from CARICOM. The country’s national… Link: GECOM not aware of CARICOM team’s arrival in Guyana

Make Some Noise To Thank Workers On May 1

Source: Bernews Fairmont Southampton is once again asking people across the island to honk their horns or play loud music for five minutes on Friday [May 1]… Link: Make Some Noise To Thank Workers On May 1

Lines warns of global depression risk

Source: The Royal Gazette Failing to “unlock” economies around the world within the next couple of months would risk a global depression, a Bermudian financial-services firm CEO has warned.Scott… Link: Lines warns of global depression risk

JetBlue announces face mask rule

Source: Nation Newspaper JetBlue has announced that starting May 4, “all customers are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout their journey, including… Link: JetBlue announces face mask rule

Caribbean tops 10,000 COVID-19 cases

Source: St. Lucia News Online A Map of the Caribbean Region (GUYANA CHRONICLE) – THE total number of coronavirus cases in the Caribbean region has topped 10,000 with the Dominican… Link: Caribbean tops 10,000 COVID-19 cases

Castries Constituency Council Lays Off Staff

Source: The St. Lucia Star Hard hit by the economic fallout due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, the Castries Constituency Council has been forced to temporarily lay off its… Link: Castries Constituency Council Lays Off Staff

Michael Martin McKie Dies at 45

Source: St. John Source Michael Martin McKie On Wednesday, April 8, Michael Martin McKie, also known as “Shabba” or “Lynx” to many, was suddenly taken from us at the… Link: Michael Martin McKie Dies at 45

Loretta Ann Parrott Dies

Source: St. John Source Loretta Ann Parrott Loretta Ann Parrott died on April 15. Funeral services are pending. She is survived by her son, Lamar J. Walters; daughter, Alexia… Link: Loretta Ann Parrott Dies

Man fined for shelter-in-place breach

Source: The Royal Gazette A man who breached shelter in place curfew rules was fined $2,000 today.Denton Paris, 48, pleaded guilty to the offence, which happened yesterday afternoon.Magistrates’ Court… Link: Man fined for shelter-in-place breach

Minister Dwayne Seymour’s behaviour

Source: Cayman News Service James Austin-Smith writes: If you’d ever seen someone in intensive care in respiratory distress with pneumonia you would never forget it. A strong, brave man desperately… Link: Minister Dwayne Seymour’s behaviour

Haiti: Cops in Violent Protest Over Back Pay

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer   Cars burn after angry police protesters set fire to them at the Ministry of Finance. (VOA Creole/Matiado Vilme)   WASHINGTON/PORT-AU-PRINCE – Dozens of police… Link: Haiti: Cops in Violent Protest Over Back Pay

Minister ducks family curfew breach query

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour gave a bizarre response on Monday to a question from CNS about a possible breach of curfew at his family… Link: Minister ducks family curfew breach query

Opposition Boycotts Throne Speech… Again!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Opposition parliamentarians and senators have once again boycotted Governor General Sir Neville Cenac’s Throne Speech. In keeping with social distancing measures amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,… Link: Opposition Boycotts Throne Speech… Again!

Viral Central Havana (Photo Feature)

Source: Havana Times Manuel Almenares walks down Central Havana’s streets during these times of Coronavirus. He captures what he goes out looking for… (13 photos) The post Viral… Link: Viral Central Havana (Photo Feature)

Haiti – Covid-19 : Daily bulletin April 28, 2020

Source: Haiti Libre Covid-19 : situation of the diaspora in the world – Haiti : the epidemic is progressing – Progressive and partial resumption of activities in certain… Link: Haiti – Covid-19 : Daily bulletin April 28, 2020

Travel ban to Caribbean Netherlands until May 15

Source: Saba News Flight restrictions for passengers travelling to Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will remain in effect until at least May 15. Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and… Link: Travel ban to Caribbean Netherlands until May 15

Five Haitian COVID-19 patients on the run

Source: Jamaica Star PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Apr 27, CMC – Haitian health authorities on Monday appealed to five people who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and… Link: Five Haitian COVID-19 patients on the run

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