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May 1, 2020

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Butterfield Bank reopening branches from Monday

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank it will reopen its banking centres in Bermuda from Monday as part of the island’s phase one reopening period. Its banking centres in… Link: Butterfield Bank reopening branches from Monday

Make some noise for essential workers

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda is again being asked to “make some noise” at 5pm today in tribute to Bermuda’s essential workers.The event is the second organised by the… Link: Make some noise for essential workers

Tribute video to former Speaker Lowe

Source: The Royal Gazette Stanley Lowe, Bermuda’s first black Speaker of the House of Assembly, died on Sunday aged 82.The Royal Gazette has reproduced this video that was recorded… Link: Tribute video to former Speaker Lowe

Online payment, renewal of driver's licences soon

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians will be able to renew and pay for their driver’s licences online by the end of June this year. Minister of Innovation, Science and… Link: Online payment, renewal of driver's licences soon

Expert: Leave N95 masks for medics

Source: Newsday While they are better for protection against covid19, N95 masks should be saved for medical practitioners, especially those conducting procedures that could cause aerosol particles… Link: Expert: Leave N95 masks for medics

A spring of hope – BWU May Day message

Source: Barbados Today On this international day of worker solidarity, the executive council of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) headed by General Secretary Senator Toni Moore offers a… Link: A spring of hope – BWU May Day message

Labour Minister Colin Jordan’s May Day message

Source: Barbados Today As we acknowledge International Workers’ Day 2020, commonly referred to as May Day, we can be sure that this day, May 1, will be remembered… Link: Labour Minister Colin Jordan’s May Day message

May Day Message: A Spring of Hope

Source: Nation Newspaper From the Barbados Workers’ Union On this international day of worker solidarity, the Executive Council of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) headed by General Secretary… Link: May Day Message: A Spring of Hope

Puerto Rico to Partially Re-Open May 11

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is taking its first tentative steps in relaxing a nearly two-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic, while… Link: Puerto Rico to Partially Re-Open May 11

Updates: Covid-19 On Friday, May 1st

Source: Bernews [Updating] As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe with over 200,000 deaths worldwide, Bermuda is taking strict measures, having declared a… Link: Updates: Covid-19 On Friday, May 1st

May Day Message: Reflect on seismic changes

Source: Nation Newspaper by Edwin O’Neal President, Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) In 2019, the local labour movement joined the world in celebrating… Link: May Day Message: Reflect on seismic changes

Lockdown Football Skills Competition Extended

Source: Bernews GoMedia and SGI Sports have announced that the Lockdown Football Skills Competition has been extended until May 8. A spokesperson said, “The organizations made the… Link: Lockdown Football Skills Competition Extended

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Barbuda   By Machela Osagboro There is a stern warning for fishermen who may try to harvest lobster and parrotfish during the closed season in… Link:

KEMH: visitors must wear cloth masks

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Hospitals Board has asked the public to wear masks when they visit the hospital.A BHB spokeswoman said that wearing a cloth mask helped… Link: KEMH: visitors must wear cloth masks

The time to retool our skills is now

Source: The Royal Gazette Last Sunday, during my morning stroll through Facebook, I glanced at a long thread. Perhaps one of the longest threads in recent local social-media history.More… Link: The time to retool our skills is now

May Day Message: Decisions people-centred

Source: Nation Newspaper   Message in Recognition of May Day 2020 By The Honourable Colin E. Jordan M.P Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations   As we… Link: May Day Message: Decisions people-centred

BPSU: Recognition Of International Workers Day

Source: Bernews [Written by BPSU President Bro. Armell Thomas] On International Workers’ Day, workers have historically united across the globe to commemorate the struggles and gains made… Link: BPSU: Recognition Of International Workers Day

Threatening Messages Being Sent Electronically

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Police Service said they are “aware of threatening messages being sent electronically, [e-mail, social media], to members of the public.” A police spokesperson… Link: Threatening Messages Being Sent Electronically

Butterfield Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

Source: Bernews The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. Net income for the three months ended… Link: Butterfield Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

PPP/C demands credible, urgent recount

Source: Guyana Times …says credible recount only way to save Guyana … states any attempt to tamper with ballot boxes will be exposed People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General… Link: PPP/C demands credible, urgent recount

Hiding SoPs shows APNU/AFC’s fear of count and recount

Source: Guyana Times …PPP/C has nothing to hide – Ali People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Presidential Candidate, Dr Irfaan Ali has lashed out at the A Partnership for National… Link: Hiding SoPs shows APNU/AFC’s fear of count and recount

GOAT KICKS GOOD SAMARITAN IN CROTCH

Source: Jamaica Star Acts of goodwill almost cost a good Samaritan his manhood on Wednesday. Otis James, founder of James and Friends Education Programme, said he was left… Link: GOAT KICKS GOOD SAMARITAN IN CROTCH

Clarendon businessmen give back

Source: Jamaica Star Five businessmen from Clarendon have teamed up to put a smile on the faces of the elderly and homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. The business… Link: Clarendon businessmen give back

“We stand by our word on sanctions”

Source: Guyana Times …“the US is certainly watching this unfolds; we are watching it carefully” – Ambassador United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, says her country stands… Link: “We stand by our word on sanctions”

St. Maarten: More persons being tested for COVID-19

Source: Saba News An addi­tional nineteen persons were tested for the coronavirus COVID-19 on Thursday, April 30, bringing the total number of persons tested up to 329, figures… Link: St. Maarten: More persons being tested for COVID-19

Active cases drop down to four on French side

Source: Saba News Three more COVID-19 recoveries were reported on Thursday by regional health authority ARS. These were patients isolating at home. No new cases have been reported… Link: Active cases drop down to four on French side

Markely Casseus Dies

Source: St. John Source Markely Casseus Markely Casseus died on April 22. The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a service at 10 a.m., Thursday, April… Link: Markely Casseus Dies

Samuel R. Joseph Dies at 84

Source: St. John Source Samuel R. Joseph Samuel R. Joseph died on April 5 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 84. He was preceded in death by his… Link: Samuel R. Joseph Dies at 84

Gloria C. Forbes Dies at 89

Source: St. John Source Gloria C. Forbes Beloved mother and grandmother Gloria C. Forbes, affectionately known as “Lola,” “Lolie” or “Glorie,” died on Saturday, April 18. She was 89… Link: Gloria C. Forbes Dies at 89

Why the GERS Will Ultimately Fail

Source: St. John Source Vince Danet To understand why the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) will inevitably fail, one must first understand the difference between working for the government… Link: Why the GERS Will Ultimately Fail

Mark Batson releases Pandemic song

Source: Guyana Chronicle In light of the novel Coronavirus attacking the entire world, musicians, artistes and other creatives have been playing their part in keeping the world sensitised… Link: Mark Batson releases Pandemic song

‘Stay committed and develop your craft’

Source: Guyana Chronicle Young MUA urges others to never give up Staying focused and committed to one thing these days can be somewhat a challenge. Especially since the… Link: ‘Stay committed and develop your craft’

COVID-19 not stopping Cara Quiz Night

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Participants now meeting online to play THE Cara Quiz Night, which features a mid-week get-together with a few drinks and laughs, along with the… Link: COVID-19 not stopping Cara Quiz Night

Three soldiers killed in Camp Stephenson explosion

Source: Guyana Chronicle …two other ranks injured, GDF launches CoI THE quietude of the communities near the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Base Camp Stephenson at Timehri was shattered… Link: Three soldiers killed in Camp Stephenson explosion

NAB workers fret over quarantine conditions

Source: Barbados Today The main public sector trade union here has launched an investigation into complaints over the living conditions of those National Assistance Board (NAB) workers who… Link: NAB workers fret over quarantine conditions

Hercules, Mohan for virtual basketball coaching

Source: Stabroek News National Basketball coaches Junior Hercules and Lugard Mohan will be participants in a Virtual Coaches Clinic Series hosted by FIBA Americas on behalf of the… Link: Hercules, Mohan for virtual basketball coaching

Cummings, Allicock, Thompson seal eSports quarter final berth

Source: Stabroek News Pernell Cummings, Akeem Allicock and Marvin Thompson sealed their respective quarter final berths in contrasting manner when the inaugural I-Bet Supreme FIFA 20 ‘League of… Link: Cummings, Allicock, Thompson seal eSports quarter final berth

Three soldiers die after Timehri base fireworks explosion – -family questions if ranks were in protective gear during disposal of defective explosives

Source: Stabroek News A pyrotechnics explosion at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Base Camp Stephenson, at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, killed three soldiers yesterday and left two others… Link: Three soldiers die after Timehri base fireworks explosion – -family questions if ranks were in protective gear during disposal of defective explosives

Re-opening just in time

Source: Barbados Today Barbados’ private sector would be on the brink of catastrophe if it had to endure a sixth straight week of a corporate shutdown, says head… Link: Re-opening just in time

Concacaf launches online ref course

Source: Stabroek News (Jamaica Gleaner) FIFA REFEREE instructor Peter Prendergast says although the launch of the Concacaf Refereeing Centre of Excellence was implemented ahead of schedule, he anticipates… Link: Concacaf launches online ref course

Farm workers exploited – experts

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaican farmers who participate in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP) are vulnerable to exploitation and inequities, with little protection from Kingston, a local social-work… Link: Farm workers exploited – experts

Ship workers to return May 6

Source: Jamaica Gleaner There is new-found elation for the 43 Jamaican ship workers aboard the Marella Discovery 2. In a matter of days, they will be coming home.… Link: Ship workers to return May 6

Eighth COVID-19 death tied to Alorica

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica’s eighth COVID-19 death has been linked to the Alorica call centre whose Portmore site was the epicentre of a surge in coronavirus cases that… Link: Eighth COVID-19 death tied to Alorica