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April 20, 2018

Montserrat

Man denied bail on charges of sexually assaulting a minor

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 18, CMC – A 53-year-old man has been denied bail after he appeared before a city magistrate on charges of sexual penetration and sexual touching of a seven-year-old girl. Ted Dookie, 53, appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed charged with one count…

UK tax committee to ask Overseas Territories to give evidence in London

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   HAMILTON, Bermuda, Apr 16, CMC  –Bermuda is likely to join other British Overseas Territories (BOT) in giving evidence before British legislators as part of an investigation into tax avoidance and evasion. A government spokeswoman said while Bermuda had not yet received the British newspaper The Guardian,…

US repatriates 50 Haitian migrants

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   MIAMI, Apr 14, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says it has repatriated 50 Haitian migrants following an exercise at sea earlier this week in which a vessel was intercepted with 127 Haitians. The Coast Guard said it located an overloaded 70-foot sail freighter last…

Government legislator Thompson bows out of politics

Source: The Montserrat Reporter  by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr. 12, CMC – The member of parliament for the constituency of St. John, Mara Thompson has formally announced that she will not be contesting the upcoming general election. Thompson, the widow of David Thompson, the sixth Prime Minister of Barbados, said that after eight…

Premier to represent UK overseas territories at Commonwealth summit

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Apr. 12, CMC – Premier Alden McLaughlin is scheduled to depart the territory for the United Kingdom on Thursday, where he will represent the Overseas Terrotories at the upcoming Commonwealth Summit. Premier Alden McLaughlin Issues  related to Brexit, the global economy and…

Jamaica records increase in murders since start of year

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 13, CMC – Jamaica police say 385 people, including 13 children, have been murdered here since the start of the year, a 4.1 per cent increase over the same period last year. The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said shootings increased by 0.6 per cent…

Farewell, Tiangong-1: Chinese Space Station Meets Fiery Doom Over South Pacific Ocean

Source: The Montserrat Reporter By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | April 1, 2018 09:29pm ET   An artist’s concept of China’s Tiangong-1 space station prototype burning up in Earth’s atmosphere during its fiery fall back to Earth overnight on April 1-2, 2018. Credit: Alejandro Miranda/Alamy Tiangong-1 is no more. China’s prototype space station, whose name translates…

Trinidad blanks support for Dominica at OAS meeting

Source: The Montserrat Reporter     WASHINGTON, Mar 28, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago has blanked support for hurricane ravaged Dominica that was seeking to get a waiver on its assessed quota contribution to the Organization of American States (OAS) for the 2018-2019 period. Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador to the OAS, Anthony Phillip Spencer,…

CCJ rules in favour of Barbadian company

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 26, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Monday said it had no jurisdiction to hear a case in which three employees of a hotel in Barbados had been dismissed and ordered that the matter be heard by the Court…

Government wants removal from tax list as ‘a priority”

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   NASSAU, Bahamas, Mar 27, CMC – The Bahamas government says it expects its removal from a list of countries deemed to be taken havens “to be a priority” when the European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meets for its next meeting. Deputy Prime Minister…

High-level European Union delegation to visit Antigua and Barbuda

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar. 25, CMC –  A high-level delegation from the European Union (EU) is scheduled to visit Antigua and Barbuda this week as part of a visit to the region. Headed by Director General for International Cooperation and Development Aid, Stefano Manservisi, the team also…

Jamaica partners with UN to launch campaign against human trafficking

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar. 25, CMC – The Government of Jamaica has partnered with the United Nations to launch the Global Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking. Carol Palmer The campaign is an international awareness initiative by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to fight human trafficking…

Caribbean Economic Forum

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Caribbean Economic Forum – Tuesday, March 27, 2018  CEF_2018 Promo_01_Social Media Version_preview.mp4  CEF_2018 Promo_01_Social Media Version_preview.mp4 drive.google.com     Link: Caribbean Economic Forum

OAS commemorates Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   WASHINGTON, Mar. 25, CMC – The Organization of American States (OAS) says its  Permanent Council on Friday held a special session to commemorate the “International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.” The OAS said the session was held “within…

Antigua’s new 13-member cabinet sworn into office

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar. 22, CMC –  An expanded Gaston Browne cabinet has been sworn in following the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party’s landslide victory at Wednesday’s general election. Maria Browne takes oath of office Among the new faces is Browne’s wife, Maria, who successfully contested the…

UPP lone successful candidate appointed Opposition Leader

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 24, CMC – Veteran politician Trevor Walker said he was not approached for the position of Opposition Leader in the new Parliament after the lone successful candidate of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), Jamale Pringle was sworn in on Friday. Walker,…

Fifth person charged over Bermudian’s murder

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   NOTTINGHAM, England, Mar 24, CMC – A 15-year-old girl has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Bermudian teenager Lyrico Steede in England. Nottinghamshire police said she was the fifth person to be charged in the investigation of the 17-year-old, who was…

Antigua and Barbuda General Election Results – 21 March 2018 – ABLP returned with 15 seats of 17

Source: The Montserrat Reporter General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 21 March 2018. Source: Caribbeanelections.com Click here: Comprehensive report: Electoral System The 17 elected members of the House of Representatives  were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post. There was no fixed election date in effect in Antigua and Barbuda at this time; hence, the choice of election date…

What does the law say about clothing on election day?

Source: The Montserrat Reporter The Daily Observer (Antigua) March 21, 2018 Observer Elections Attorney at law, Warren Cassell says there’s no law restricting anyone from wearing any particular colour at the polling station when they go to vote. He’s commenting after electors were turned away from the Golden Grove Primary polling station for the…

State of Emergency Declared in a Second Parish in Jamaica

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Caribbean360March 20, 2018               Prime Minister Andrew Holness (at podium) declares a State of Public Emergency for the St. Catherine North Police Division. Pictured (from left) are: Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade; Acting Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake; National Security Minister…

First Female President of Trinidad and Tobago Takes Office

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Caribbean360March 20, 2018   (From left) Former President Anthony Carmona, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Chief Justice Ivor Archie look on as Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, takes the oath of office. (Photo credit: Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago) PORT…

National AIDS programme managers, civil society leaders and development partners commit…

Source: The Montserrat Reporter      …to support country ownership for HIV response sustainability  – stakeholders call for more attention to be paid to vulnerable groups in the context of declining external support (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and…

Livestream of The UWI St Augustine Campus Council Meeting 2018 and Press Conference

Source: The Montserrat Reporter   Tune in for the livestream of The University of the West Indies, (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus Annual Campus Council Meeting on Tuesday 20 March, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Caribbean time) 9:00 a.m. (Jamaica time). The theme for the 2016/2017 St Augustine Campus Annual Report, which will be presented at the Council Meeting, is Matta Seasonand will highlight critical…

CARICOM mounts Observation Mission for Antigua/Barbuda’s Elections

Source: The Montserrat Reporter (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community  (CARICOM) has mounted an Observation Mission for Antigua and Barbuda’s General Elections on 21 March 2018. The eight-member Mission, headed by Mr Keith Lowenfield, Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission, and including experienced representatives from The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica,…

UK newspapers endanger Montserrat, again

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by Bennette Roach It wouldn’t be the first time that UK Newspapers have distorted and published information that turned out unfavourable and detrimental to the Island. We can point to the recent not so old publications regarding the development of fibre optic service to Montserrat, touted strongly and convincingly as…

EU lists Bahamas, St. Kitts-Nevis as tax havens

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   BRUSSELS, Mar 13, CMC – The European Union Tuesday named the Bahamas as a tax haven with the Hubert Minnis government saying that it had done so ‘without discussion”,. Finance Minister K. Peter Turnquest and the Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration, Brent…

Opposition party congratulates NNP on “resounding victory”

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 14, CMC – The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Wednesday congratulated the New National Party (NNP) for its “resounding victory” in the March 13 general election here. The NDC suffered a third 15-nil defeat in a general election here since 1999, including…

Ruling party launches manifesto

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 2, CMC – The ruling New National Party (NNP) Friday launched its manifesto for the March 13 general election outline plans it said would transform the island to become the economic power house of the region. “I am confident that we have…

Media group announces changes after 25 years

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 2, CMC – The OBSERVER Media Group of Companies (OMG) Friday announced its digital transformation resulting in a drastic change in the publication of its 25 year old newspaper that will now be produced three times a week. “This is an exciting…

Police detain one person as baby is sexually molested

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   BELMOPAN, Belize, Mar 2, CMC – Police have detained one person for questioning in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 17-month old baby. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alejandro Cowo, did not identify for detainee, but media reports here said that he is the 21-year-old…

Police probe the murders of two sisters

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 2, CMC – Police said one person is assisting their investigations as they probe the murders of two sisters in the quiet Key’s Village community on Thursday. Police said that Jemilia and Jemisha Finch were killed in a gully area near the…

Trump announces steel and aluminum tariffs

Source: The Montserrat Reporter   CBS/AP March 1, 2018, 12:37 PM https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-institutes-steel-and-aluminum-tariffs-live-stream/ Last Updated Mar 1, 2018 2:39 PM EST WASHINGTON — President Trump announced Thursday that his administration would impose aluminum and steel tariffs beginning “sometime next week,” according to Mr. Trump. The tariffs will be 10 percent for aluminum and 25 percent for…

Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance Has Been Downgraded: Reports

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Sebastian Murdock , HuffPost•February 27, 2018     Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance Has Been Downgraded: Reports More Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser, has had his security clearance downgraded, Politico reports.   He has been downgraded from SCI (sensitive compartmented information) access to Secret level, according to the…