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June 22, 2018

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EDITORIAL: New versus used

Source: Antigua Observer One of the hottest topics on the streets right now is the debate over used cars.  New car dealers are recommending that the government impose some basic regulations on the importation of used vehicles and the used car dealers are pushing back on any regulations that will damage their businesses…

A&B joins OECS Mission in Brussels

Source: Antigua Observer Antigua and Barbuda has agreed to become a part of the Eastern Caribbean States (ECS) Mission in Brussels. Chairman of the heads of government for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. Ralph Gonsalves made the disclosure on Tuesday during the closing ceremony of the 65th Heads of Government…

Antigua to preserve its rabies free status

Source: Antigua Observer Antigua and Barbuda will continue to maintain a rabies free status through its stringent import procedures. This is one of the revelations coming from the recently held 18th annual Caribbean Animal Health Network CaribVET meeting. Veterinary officer and chairperson of the local planning committee Dr. Nneka Hull-James said until confirmation…

Post Office sit-in ends

Source: Antigua Observer Sorting of mail will resume at the General Post Office today with postmen expected to begin delivering mail to businesses and homes, ending a sit in which started just over a week ago. Since last week Monday, approximately 80 postmen and sorters have not been working because of an “overnight”…

One month push back of top cop case

Source: Antigua Observer A number of orders were given yesterday to the parties in the case of suspended top cop Wendel Robinson versus the Attorney General and the Police Service Commission. At a hearing before Justice Godfrey Smith in the High Court, more time was given, as requested, for the embattled officer to…

Oil reserves now at 3.7b barrels in Guyana basin

Source: Stabroek News With an eighth oil find yesterday in the Guyana basin and its largest discovery still to be quantified, ExxonMobil’s estimated total for seven wells in the Stabroek Block stands at some 3.7 billion recoverable oil-equivalent barrels, even as the company accelerates work in the zone by adding a third drillship.

GEA fuel inspector dies in Essequibo Coast crash

Source: Stabroek News A GEA fuel inspector died and his work colleague is in critical condition at the Suddie General Hospital, after an early morning accident yesterday. Link: GEA fuel inspector dies in Essequibo Coast crash

Jahremiah’s Love with dancehall, soca

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shastri BoodanPublished: Thursday, June 21, 2018Dancehall/ soca artiste Jahremiah Love hopes to make an impact on the local and international music scene as the only Indo-Trinidadian dancehall artiste. Born Jeremy Curtis Mahapat, the 27 year old said his stage name Jahremiah came about when he fused his spiritual beliefs and his…

Alta tutor stories

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018In celebration of Alta’s 25th anniversary, Alta tutors around the country were asked to write about the impact the organisation has had on their lives. Since 1992, Alta has provided classes around the country for thousands of Trinidadians who struggle with reading and writing. Every year Alta…

V.I. Still Digging Out Channels

Source: St. John Source Water flows through a gut in LaGrange after Hurricane Maria last fall, leaving galvanized roofing and other storm victims behind. (Photo by Julie Wright) Somebody’s 55-gallon blue metal water tank has been resting in a swale in LaGrange for no one really knows how long. Trapped further down the gut…

Shaw promises trade protection

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw yesterday served notice that he would be taking steps to close the trade loopholes that Jamaica’s trading partners have been abusing to dump goods into the country to the… Link: Shaw promises trade protection

Holness: Gov't not contemplating CARICOM departure

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there are Jamaicans who have misunderstood the proposal to withdraw from the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), if certain commitments, as outlined in the Golding Report, are not met.”The Cabinet debated… Link: Holness: Gov’t not contemplating CARICOM departure

Cops under probe after pepper spray incident at Falmouth Hospital

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Western Bureau:Investigators attached to the Falmouth Police Station and the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay are now probing an incident in which police personnel allegedly pepper sprayed three security guards as well as patients on a ward at… Link: Cops under probe after pepper spray incident at Falmouth Hospital

Exxon in 8th oil strike

Source: Guyana Chronicle …announces plans for third drill ship …eyes additional development southeast of the Stabroek Block U.S oil giant ExxonMobil Corporation made its eighth discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, much to the satisfaction of the Government and people of Guyana. In making the announcement on Wednesday, ExxonMobil disclosed that plans…

PPP accused of rigging Toshaos elections

Source: Guyana Chronicle …ministers point to “glaring evidence of political interference” MINISTERS of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock and Valerie Garrido-Lowe are calling out the Parliamentary Opposition for allegedly blatantly disregarding the Amerindian Act 2006 and interfering with the results of the just concluded National Village Council Elections. According to a release the…

GWI to ramp up service delivery

Source: Guyana Chronicle …several projects planned for coast, hinterland ON the back of an approval for it to raise water tariffs, the Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) says that it is in a state of readiness to meet the deadlines for improvement set by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and announced a range of…

Exxon detests public scrutiny – Int’l Report

Source: Kaieteur News While USA oil giant says it is open to scrutiny of its contracts, a comprehensive international report states otherwise. The report which speaks to the importance, as well as the benefits of contract disclosure, was produced this year by an entity called OXFAM International. The entity is a confederation of…

GEA inspector dies in road accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN early-morning accident at Zorg Village in Region Two, Essequibo Coast, has claimed the life of 23-year-old, Shankar Ram, an inspector attached to the Guyana Energy Agency. Ram was being accompanied by another staff member who sustained injuries. Ram is a resident of Mon Repos Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara.…

Bartica students reaping benefits of SBB start-up

Source: Guyana Chronicle GRADE 10 students of Bartica Secondary School (BSS) are reaping the harvest from their small businesses started with the help of the Small Business Bureau (SBB) of Guyana. SBB launched an entrepreneur programme for Grade 10 students of BSS last November. The programme was established to encourage students from an…

ExxonMobil strikes more oil with eighth well

Source: Kaieteur News   Exxon Mobil Corporation revealed yesterday that it has discovered more oil with its eighth well in the Stabroek Block. In a statement, the company said that the Longtail-1 well creates the potential for additional resource development. Speaking further on the matter, ExxonMobil stated that it encountered approximately 256 feet…

major step

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams (second from right), Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod (second from left), Head of the Barbados Water Authority Waste Water Division, Patricia Inniss (left), and BWA employee Philip Allsopp who is attached to the Waste Water Division (right), viewing the…

Where’s the morality, bishop?

Source: Nation Newspaper These are a few questions for Bishop Joseph Atherley and his spiritual advisor, Rev. Trevor Daniel. Where is the morality and spiritual integrity in Atherley – having convinced the constituents of… Link: Where’s the morality, bishop?

Athletes Get Home Coming Celebrations And Rewards

Source: Island Sun BVI top athletes were celebrated, recognized and rewarded on Friday, for their achievements in the Commonwealth Games and the IAAF World Championships. L-R: Chantel Malone, Tynelle Gumbs, Kyron McMaster, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott and Trevia Gumbs By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway Two months and two days after winning the territory’s first medal…

2017 Hurricanes Caused 20% Drop In Population

Source: Island Sun The population of the British Virgin Islands decreased by 4000 since the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. This is according to information that was provided by the Central Statistics Office. Director of Central Statistics Raymond Phillips during his appearance before the Standing Finance Committee disclosed that the…

White Hill road ‘a must’

Source: Nation Newspaper It will cost $20 to $25 million to relocate the estimated 50 houses at White Hill, St Andrew, far more than simply fixing the collapsed road in the beleagured district. So says Minister of Housing,… Link: White Hill road ‘a must’

Campaign Disclosure Reports Due on June 30

Source: St. John Source Elections System of the Virgin Islands Supervisor of Elections, Caroline F. Fawkes reminds candidates and political committees, pursuant to Virgin Islands law, of the June 30 Campaign Disclosure Report. She said, “The June 30, 2018, Disclosure Report must be submitted to the Office of the Supervisor of Elections no later…

Son rescues mum from fire

Source: Nation Newspaper Eighty-year-old Beata Holder-Alleyne is both a sad and happy woman. She is sad because she lost her wood and wall house in Bullen’s Avenue, Dalkeith, St Michael, and all its contents to a fire yesterday…. Link: Son rescues mum from fire

Key meeting tomorrow over hosting of CPL 2018 matches

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Stadium booked, paid to host matches  OPCO, the local office for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and stadium officials are set to meet tomorrow to finalise the hosting of CPL matches here although there is no firm commitment by either the Guyana Government or the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). A reliable…

US$135m in IDB loans untouched

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has not drawn down more than US$135 million in available funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) over the past three to five years. This includes almost BDS$50 million that… Link: US5m in IDB loans untouched

National cyclist laid to rest

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN a fitting farewell, National triple-gold medallist Beyoncé Ross was laid to rest at her hometown cemetery in Rose Hall Town in Wednesday. Over one thousand persons, including Minster of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, Director of Sport Christopher Jones and others gathered at the Area ‘H’ Ground to pay final…

Guyana humiliated 24-112 by Dominican Republic

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA suffered an 88-point blowout (24-112) at the hand of tournament favourites, Dominican Republic, in their final game at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) women’s Caribbean Championship in Suriname on Tuesday. Mariam McKenzie, Guyana’s leading scorer in the tournament finished the game with 12 points while Genille Ifill was the…

Rose to captain Guyana at CBC Championship in Suriname

Source: Guyana Chronicle EIGHTEEN-year-old point guard Stanton Rose Jr will become the youngest player to captain Guyana at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship, after he was named as the leader for the side selected by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) yesterday. Rose, who led Guyana to a first-time series win (2–1)…

G.O.B. says BISL was in Contravention of the Constitution

Source: Channel 5 Belize Notwithstanding the case put forward by BISL, government maintains that the company was in contravention of Section 114 of the constitution which speaks to public monies being deposited into the Consolidated Revenue Fund.  On adjournment, Solicitor General Nigel Hawke explained G.O.B.’s position.   Nigel Hawke, Solicitor General “Our position fundamentally…

DK Supermarket Rum Thief Gets Lucky

Source: Channel 5 Belize Robert Flores Accused rum thief Robert Flores is lucky to have escaped criminal charges after being caught red-handed stealing a bottle of Hennessey from DK Supermarket on Tuesday afternoon.  Footage of the manhunt, as well as Flores’ subsequent capture by employees and the police, aired exclusively on News Five, has…

West Terrace takes the crown

Source: Nation Newspaper West Terrace Tigers roared the loudest when the inaugural National Primary Schools Invitational Volleyball Competition was held yesterday at the Wildey Gymnasium. After playing unbeaten among the four… Link: West Terrace takes the crown

Expert says Venezuela cannot ‘blow hot and cold’ on ICJ’s jurisdiction on border controversy with Guyana

Source: St. Lucia News Online International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. (DEMERARA WAVES) – Venezuela cannot accept and reject the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in settling the border controversy with Guyana, a legal and security expert said Tuesday. “There is an interesting and powerful nuance – because the

Everest expands contingency business

Source: The Royal Gazette Everest Insurance, the diversified speciality insurance division of Everest Re Group Ltd, is expanding its global contingency business. Since 2013, Everest Insurance, through its Specialty Insurance Group, has been a growing in the contingency space, offering a variety of solutions for event cancellation, non-appearance, and several. .. Link: Everest

The Editor Speaks: World Refugee Day

Source: Cayman Eye News Today (20) is World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day commemorates the obstacles refugees face each year, while also celebrating their courage and strength. Since 2001, the United Nations and more than 100 countries have observed World Refugee Day annually on June 20th. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has…

Havana Weather for June 21-27

Source: Havana Times The days will be warm and partly cloudy, with some showers in the afternoons. The winds will be variable and weak in the mornings, and in the afternoons breezes with speeds of up to 25 km/h. The maximum temperatures will be stable at 31° C (88 F), while the lows…

Magistrate suggests overstayer amnesty

Source: Cayman Compass The balance between proper punishment and costs to the state was debated in Summary Court on Tuesday when a Jamaican national pleaded guilty to overstaying for six years. After passing a sentence of eight months imprisonment, Magistrate Valdis Foldats wondered if amnesty would encourage overstayers to leave. Link: Magistrate suggests

Gas up 30 cents since April

Source: Cayman Compass Grand Cayman has seen a 30 cent average per gallon hike in the price of regular, unleaded gasoline sold by the two large petroleum importers since the beginning of April, according to figures provided by the territory’s utilities and commodities regulator. Link: Gas up 30 cents since April

National Gallery hosts family activity day

Source: Cayman Compass Kid-friendly activities are at the heart of Under the Sea Family Day, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. Link: National Gallery hosts family activity day

June 22 to be known as Windrush Day

Source: Nation Newspaper The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in the UK gives us a fitting opportunity to celebrate UK-Caribbean relations and the invaluable contribution the Windrush Generation… Link: June 22 to be known as Windrush Day

BYTA To Hold Summer Solstice Yoga Practice

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Yoga Teachers Association [BYTA] is getting set to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its annual free community event on Sunday [June 24] at 6.00pm at Astwood Park. A spokesperson said, “Every year, the Bermuda Yoga Teachers Association marks the summer solstice with a free yoga practice at Astwood… Link:

UPDATED: Decomposed body found at Morne Fortune

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – Police are investigating the discovery of a lifeless male body at Morne Fortune, Castries on Wednesday afternoon (June 20, 2018), according to reliable sources. The body has been identified as that of 50-year-old Francis St. Prix of Pavee, Castries. Emergency services responded to the call around 2:30

Teenagers arrested for West Bay mugging

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two 18-year-old men from West Bay are currently in custody after they turned themselves in following a street robbery in the district on Tuesday afternoon. The mugging happened at around 3pm outside a shop on Boatswain Bay Road. A man had just exited the store when two men who were…

Women file legal case over marriage refusal

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, who were denied the right to marry after the General Register refused the couple a licence in April because they are in a same-sex relationship, have filed an application in the Grand Court for a judicial review of that decision. In the first case of…

IDB launches call for proposals from startups in the Caribbean

Source: The Montserrat Reporter   WASHINGTON, Jun. 20,   CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a call for proposals that will reward the most disruptive ventures in Latin America and the Caribbean that are using innovation to improve lives. The Washington-based financial institution said the selected startups will participate in Demand Solutions Chile,…

PM Mottley meets with IDB President Moreno

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has expressed concern at Barbados’ disbursement rate of loans from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Mottley made the comments today after a meeting with president… Link: PM Mottley meets with IDB President Moreno

Workshop to focus on enhancing domestic, cross-border supervision in insurance sector

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Financial stability adviser from CARTAC, R. Brian Langrin President of CAIR Michele Fields Workshop to focus on enhancing domestic, cross-border supervision in insurance sector From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 20, 2018 (SKNIS): The Caribbean Association of Insurance Regulators (CAIR) is spearheading a three day workshop at the St.

Ascendant Group up 0.9

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Ascendant Group were up 15 cents, or 0. 9 per cent, at 16 after 1,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in 280 shares of Butterfield Bank, and 1,500 shares of Argus Group Holdings, but with no change to the closing prices of either…

Police officer injured in crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A police officer was injured this evening after his police van crashed into a pillar. A police spokesman said the drivers injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Police and other emergency services attended the incident on the Middle Road, Upland Street area in Devonshire. The crash happened about 4.…

Grande man charged with having gun, ammo

Source: Newsday A Sangre Grande man charged with the possession of a firearm and ammunition was expected to appear before a Sangre Grande magistrate yesterday, after being arrested by the Eastern Division Task Force (EDTF) during an anti-crime exercise on Monday. Kareem Thomas, 24, of Guy Street, Sangre Grande, was arrested by… Link:

$158K forbad charge

Source: Newsday JADA LOUTOO THE State was ordered to compensate a cargo loader in the sum of $158,000 for malicious prosecution. Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell made the order in favour of Allister Richards. In her ruling, the judge said she considered Richards, a middle-aged man, respectably employed in a job related to law… Link:

Car thieves make off with Honda from West Bay

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are appealing to the public for information on a stolen white 2002 Honda Accord, registration #170-861, which was taken from a residence on Florence Lane in West Bay sometime between 8:30pm on Monday and 9am on Tuesday, 18-19 June. The RCIPS is also urging car owners to ensure that their vehicles…

Ronaldo earns edgy Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco's hopes end  

Source: Nation Newspaper   MOSCOW – A below-par Portugal were again rescued by Cristiano Ronaldo’s eye for goal as they stumbled to 1-0 victory over Morocco on Wednesday that meant the unlucky North African side become the… Link: Ronaldo earns edgy Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco’s hopes end  

How Nygard Mitigated Business Threats

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review     The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to…

BRA extends tax payment, filing deadlines

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is granting both a filing and payment extension to corporate and business taxpayers regarding their June 2018 tax obligations in the BRA’s recently launched, Tax Administration… Link: BRA extends tax payment, filing deadlines

Trump backs down, orders end to family separations at U.S. border

Source: Stabroek News WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – President Donald Trump backed down and abandoned yesterday his policy of separating immigrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad. Link: Trump backs down, orders end to family separations at U.S. border

FFFA To Sponsor Courses For 15 Coaches

Source: Bernews Footy Force Futsal Academy [FFFA] has sponsored 15 local coaches to complete their Futsal Level 1 Diploma course, provided by the United Soccer Coaches Association [USA]. Eurique Wilkin,Technical Director of FFFA, said, “We continue to improve player’s skills through futsal. The interest in our futsal program is growing and we… Link:

30 Minute Video: June 20 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 news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Police nab Humane Society suspect burglar

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 34-year-old man from George Town was expected in court on Wednesday, after he was charged with breaking into the Humane Society’s office on North Sound Road sometime in the early morning hours of Monday, 18 June. The suspect smashed the front glass door of the charity. Facebook posts…

IAC calls for CoI into GECOM employment practices

Source: iNews Guyana The Indian Action Committee (IAC) on Wednesday made a call for Government to launch a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the employment practices at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The “Indian Action Committee (IAC), having followed the recent developments at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), calls for an immediate investigation…

Scammers revert to post for lottery con

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit has received several reports from local people about a lottery scam using the old fashioned postal service. The FCU said members of the public received a letters in the mail purporting to be from the “Euro Lotto Commission” telling them that they had won…

Weather Forecast For Thursday June 21

Source: Bernews Thursday, June 21 is expected to see sunshine along with some cloudy intervals, with the high to be near 28°C/82°F and the low to be near 24°C/76°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 77%. Sunrise will be at… Link:

Story time for Minister

Source: The Royal Gazette The Minister of National Security today highlighted Bermudas history to a class of pre-school pupils. Wayne Caines read from childrens book Goodnight Bermuda by JK Aspinall, where a child looks at the island and its culture, at Devonshire Preschool. Mr Caines also told the youngsters about his role as a…

‘It’s a shock,’ says Langer after England 481

Source: iNews Guyana Justin Langer described Australia’s record loss to England as “brutal” and “a shock” and said his players could not have had a worse day as they slumped to a third straight loss, handing the five-match ODI series to England. A year out from the World Cup, Australia are ranked sixth, their lowest ranking…

Union to meet on bus dispute

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda Industrial Union leaders are to meet members tonight after earlier talks set up to end a dispute in the bus service, a Government representative said this afternoon. A spokesman for the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs said After useful discussions, union leaders are expected to meet tonight with…

T&T: $75,000 defamation award for Facebook lies

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  A WOMAN who posted a lie on Facebook that a female prison officer had abandoned her children roadside, must pay $75,000 in compensation for defamation. In addition, Ama Charles will also have to pay the legal costs of prison officer Heidi Joseph. The judgement was handed down by Justice…

MovieTowne distances self from allegations of duty-free fraud

Source: iNews Guyana …claims ignorance of breached IDA MovieTowne investor, Derek Chin, has distanced his company from suggestions that it had anything to do with what equipment China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) used on its construction; after concerns were raised that the construction company breached a previous Investment Development Agreement (IDA). In 2014, China…

Mayor wants support in building a better Castries

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has appealed for the support of citizens in building a better capital City, declaring that in pursuit of the vision there will be some inconveniences. His comments came in a speech to mark the 70th anniversary of the devastating Castries fire that left some 2000 people…

Donald Trump to meet the Queen

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits Britain next month, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sky News. The president is due in Britain for a working visit on Friday 13 July – his first to the country since being elected in 2016. It is…

A new effort to sustain LIAT

Source: Antigua Observer A new shareholder agreement for regional carrier Liat could be on the horizon. That is if Antigua and Barbuda and the other member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean (OECS) and Barbados are successful in coming to an agreement to increase the countries with shares in the regional carrier.…

An animal registry on the horizon

Source: Antigua Observer Antigua and Barbuda is hoping to implement an animal registry here, which will assist with determining the animal population. This, according to Dr. Tubal Edwards, Chief Veterinary Officer who says his department will be seeking the assistance of Belize, who has already implemented the program.   This was one of…

Remarks by PM Minnis at the Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – Remarks Dr. Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, MP Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Bahamas Blockchain BBCC 2018 Cryptocurrency Conference Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Grand Lucayan Hotel 9:00 A.M: Senator the Hon. James Kwasi Thompson and other Cabinet Ministers International and local conference participants… Today it…

City Police Department To Launch Emergency Hotline

Source: The St. Lucia Star Photo cred: cityofcastries.org The City Police Department will in the coming days launch its three-digit toll-free emergency phone line. The number, which is meant for reporting criminal activities such as burglary, vandalism and other general inquiries will be made public after an official launch next week. His Worship, Mayor

Former President of the Senate dies

Source: Antigua Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun. 20, CMC – Former Senate President Sir Fred Gallop, is dead. Sir Fred, a Queen’s Counsel, served as Senate President for 14 years,died early Wednesday. Sir Fred, who also acted as Governor General on several occaisions, was also a  director of the Central Bank of Barbados for ten…

Davis: Worst Budget Ever Brought To Parliament

Source: Bahamas Weekly In little over a year, the country has descended into the “worst of times” says Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, citing the 2018/2019 Budget, as proposed by the FNM Administration, as the worst budget ever brought to Parliament in a post-independence era. Davis said the present government cannot point to…

Summer in Guantanamo

Source: Havana Times Just a few days left now until the summer holidays begin, which every year go on through July and August, when our young children and teenagers finish their studies and dedicate all of their time to having fun in different ways. (12 photos) Link: Summer in Guantanamo

GEA employee dies in Essequibo Coast accident

Source: Stabroek News The driver of a state vehicle which crashed into a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) pole on the Zorg Public Road, Essequibo Coast about 12.15 this morning is dead. Link: GEA employee dies in Essequibo Coast accident

Cuban Poet Rafael Alcides has Left Us

Source: Havana Times Yesterday, on June 19, 2018, in the afternoon, 85-year-old Rafael Alcides passed away. The sensualist poet, friend and main character in “Nadie” managed to do what very few can: “Live in keeping with their ideals.” The end of his journey has left a deep abyss in not only the people…

KPMG Offering New Scholarship Award

Source: Bernews KPMG Bermuda has announced a new scholarship to be awarded to a Bermudian university student interested in pursuing a non-accounting career with KPMG. A spokesperson said, “The scholarship will provide assistance to a student towards the completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a business-related subject, and will be… Link:

PCA to launch enquiry on ‘gang list’ leak

Source: Newsday The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) through its Director David West has written to Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams saying the PCA has launched its own enquiry into the leak of the list of names, photographs, addresses and other information about 45 people linked to the Rasta City Gang. Sources revealed… Link:

Womens development series new date

Source: The Royal Gazette The first in a series of events aimed at promoting the professional development of women in the insurance and reinsurance sectors will take place next week, having been postponed from last month. The Bermuda Insurance Institute is organising a programme of events over the next 12 months which will concentrate…

Antigua and Barbuda Bulldogs Depart to Suriname

Source: Antigua Chronicle On Monday 18th, the National Senior Men’s Basketball Team, ‘Antigua and Barbuda Bulldogs’ departed to participate in the upcoming FIBA 2021 Men’s Pre Qualifier Tournament from June 24th to June 30th. Prior to their departure, a Press Briefing was held at the Digicel Head Office where the Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals…

Mon Repos man killed in Essequibo accident

Source: iNews Guyana A 23-year-old Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD), resident was during the wee hours of this morning (Wednesday) killed following an accident on the Zorg public road in Essequibo. Dead is Shankar Ram. He was an employee of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA). Based on police information, the accident occurred…

T&T: THA sued for using song with ‘pork’

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  A DECISION is expected next month in the case involving a composer who sued the Tobago Housing Assembly (THA) after it was alleged his song was used without permission in an advertisement. The ad included pork, which he does not consume because of his religious belief. Recording artiste and…

Hospital silent over ACC’s arrest of staff

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Health Services Authority has said it will not be commenting on Tuesday’s arrests by the Anti-Corruption Commission of two members of its staff over allegations of fraud and corruption. The latest ACC investigation that led to the arrests of two George Town men yesterday focuses on the overtime…

Transgenderism no longer a mental illness – WHO

Source: St. Lucia News Online People take part in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex Pride parade (LGBTI) in Lisbon on June 16, 2018. (Photo: AFP) (AFP) – Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a

Exxon Mobil makes 8th oil discovery

Source: Guyana Chronicle U.S oil giant ExxonMobil Corporation today made its 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well. The announcement was made minutes ago, with the company explaining that the new discovery creates the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. Approximately 256 feet (78…

Mavado defends his son’s innocence

Source: St. Lucia News Online Mavado (JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Mavado is claiming his son is innocent, according to the deejay’s attorney Tamika Harris. She is representing the 16-year-old who is charged with conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent, as well as illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. As he is a minor, the

Sandals Resorts Cries Foul on PM Mia Mottley

Source: Antigua Chronicle Press Release. Once more we have noticed attempts to spread misinformation and unsubstantiated claims about Sandals Resorts International, including a totally sensationalized headline regarding a recent statement by Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley. However we are not and have never been deterred by fake news, rather we appreciate the opportunity…

Woman kills parents, takes her own life over eczema torment

Source: St. Lucia News Online Former nursing student Pang Ching-yu. (CNN) – A former nursing student murdered her parents before killing herself on Father’s Day, according to Hong Kong police, who suggested her skin condition may have motivated the attack. An initial police report found that the 23-year-old had attacked her parents, inflicting fatal

Owners ask for blessings on horse thieves

Source: St. Lucia Times The owners of four stolen horses that have all been recovered, want the persons who stole them to receive blessings. The animals were reported missing recently from the Holiday Riding Stable in Beausejour, Gros Islet. In a WhatsAppp broadcast, a stable spokesperson declared that the owners of the horses were…

’20 Liters Of Sludge Spilled Onto Ship’s Deck’

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] received a call from the motor vessel Tanja on Sunday [June 17] to report a pollution incident onboard, with 20 liters of sludge having spilled onto the ship’s deck, with BMOC noting that “clean-up was successful.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On… Link:

Maurice Byer Men’s Health Group to meet next week

Source: Nation Newspaper The Men’s Health and Educational Group at the Maurice Byer Polyclinic will meet next Monday, June 25, to discuss the topic: The Importance of Detoxification and of Rebuilding a Healthy Immune System. … Link: Maurice Byer Men’s Health Group to meet next week

BEDC Kicks Off New Lunch & Learn Series

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s current or emerging entrepreneurs looking for more information on how to access a microloan to start or grow their business, are invited to attend the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC]’s free summer Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, from 12.30pm until 2pm. Hosted by Ray Lambert, BEDC’s… Link:

ExxonMobil announces eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana

Source: Stabroek News ExxonMobil Corporation said today it made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. Link: ExxonMobil announces eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana

Sergio Ramirez: Ortega Negotiated his Exit with the USA

Source: Havana Times Drawing on his experience as a political negotiator during the revolution against the Somoza dictatorship in 1979, Ramirez warned of Ortega’s isolation within his family bunker while his representatives in the National Dialogue aren’t privy to their leader’s agreements with the United States government. Link: Sergio Ramirez: Ortega Negotiated his

Eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana…Longtail is it!!

Source: Antigua Observer Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) today announced an eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 exploration well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. The well encountered approximately 256 feet (78 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled…

Man killed in St James drive-by

Source: Newsday A Port of Spain man is dead after he was shot several times while liming with friends in St James last night. According to reports made to the police, Chickie Denbow, 26, was liming with a group of friends at the corner of Alfred-Richards Street, St James at around 8.30… Link:

Fourteen Students To Travel & Help In Tanzania

Source: Bernews Fourteen students – aged 14 to 17 – are gearing up for a 25-day trip to Tanzania where they will trek up mountains and help with improvements at a local school. The Saltus Grammar School students will fly out tomorrow [June 21] to Dar es Salaam and after acclimatizing, they… Link:

EYEWITNESS: Qualifications…

Source: iNews Guyana …on ICJ’s jurisdiction? Not surprisingly, even as it’s undergoing a State-meltdown, Venezuela continues with its stubborn rear-guard action to prevent a settlement on the border controversy it precipitated in 1962 when it claimed the “full and final settlement” it signed on to in 1899 was “null and void”. Since then,…

Best earns junior Pan Am silver medal

Source: Nation Newspaper Caribbean squash queen Meagan Best earned Barbados’ first ever silver medal in the singles’ competition of the Pan Am Junior Squash Championships in Brazil. Best was stretched to the fullest on the… Link: Best earns junior Pan Am silver medal

Bermuda gunning for glory in Surinam

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda basketball team have unveiled their secret weapon for the Fiba AmeriCup 2021 Caribbean Pre-Qualifier, which starts in Surinam on Sunday. The Bermuda Basketball Association has acquired two state-of-the-art shooting machines, called The Gun, and the players have been getting full usage out of them as they look to…

BFM reports 3.1m profit for first quarter

Source: The Royal Gazette Hurricane and storm losses brought record claims for BFampM Ltd last year and their impact continued to be felt by the company in the shape of higher reinsurance costs during the first quarter. The company has reported a net income of 3. 1 million for the first three months of…

BCAA sees benefits from relocating UK office

Source: The Royal Gazette Switching its UK office from London to Farnborough Airport, about 40 miles southwest of the capital city, is bringing benefits for the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority. A big advantage is being in the aviation environment. Farnborough Airport is the largest business airport in the UK, said Thomas Dunstan, director-general of…

Axis Capital is finalist at Hedge Fund event

Source: The Royal Gazette Axis Capital is among the finalists for the Institutional Investor magazines 16th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards. The awards will be awarded in New York City on June 28. Bermudian-based Axis Capital is one of four finalists in the Insurance Investor of the Year category. Meanwhile, Third Point, which manages…

Monument Re Acquires Portfolio From Metlife

Source: Bernews Monument Re announced today that, subject to regulatory approval, it has acquired a run-off portfolio of linked and traditional business from Metlife Europe d.a.c. initially through reinsurance to Monument Re followed, upon receipt of court approvals, by the transfer of the portfolio to Laguna Life d.a.c. The portfolio covers in… Link:

Cuban Farmer/Journalist Osmel Ramirez Back in Jail

Source: Havana Times On Tuesday when we published a commentary by the farmer and journalist Osmel Ramirez Alvarez on the subject of reforms to the Cuban Constitution, we did not imagine that he had been arrested a short time earlier in his house for writing in publications like ours, which are not controlled…

Missing: Johailys Beaumont

Source: Curacao Chronicle Please share as much and as fast as you can! Johailys is missing. Lets join in finding her. Thanks for cooperating. Link: Missing: Johailys Beaumont

First Agriculture Business Roundtable Successfully Held

Source: News 784 Last Wednesday June 13th, 2018 saw the successful hosting of the First Agriculture Business Roundtable at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown. Approximately 140 participants from several stakeholders groups in the agricultural sector inclusive of farmers, fishers, fishers and farmers organisations, agricultural marketing organisations and companies, Agroprocessors, financial institutions, technical…

Improvements cited after crackdown on public urination

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has said that there has been a ‘marked improvement’ since the City Police launched a crackdown on persons urinating in public around the capital. “It is not where we want it to be, but there is a marked improvement,” Francis explained. “Our friends, the police, probably…

T&T labour leader: Crime worse under PNM

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) After giving the Government a failing grade during his performance appraisal at the annual Labour Day rally in Fyzabad, Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) leader Ancel Roget called on citizens to use the PNM’s third anniversary in office, September 7, to rest and reflect. Link: T&T labour leader:

Consultation for international business stakeholders

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of International Business and Industry will host a stakeholder consultation on Friday, July 6, at the Savannah Beach Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Participants… Link: Consultation for international business stakeholders

MPs told:“Resign or Be Resigned”

Source: Jones Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest admitted yesterday that the government was very disappointed with the decision of four  Free National Movement  members  of Parliament to vote against the increase of Value Added Tax on Monday. Mr. Turnquest also said that he accepts the fact that this is what democracy is all…

DPM Addresses Concerns of Ignoring Poor

Source: Jones Bahamas Amid concerns of the budget ignoring the poor, Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest  yesterday reiterated a call for the public to pay less attention to political pundits, social media, and political operatives. Mr. Turnquest affirmed that many parts of the 2018/2019 fiscal budget  have a direct benefit for Bahamians,  particularly those…

Gov’t To Empower Bahamians With Land

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, says “our vision is to create a minimum of one subdivision per year over the next 10 years.” Dr. Minnis  made the pledge  to members of the House of Assembly on Monday while participating in the budget debate. The government wants to give  each Bahamian an…

Eleven Web Shops To Close

Source: Jones Bahamas On Tuesday June 19th, Asure Win Gaming Company sent an official communication notifying the Gaming Board of the company’s intention to close 11 locations nationwide at the end of June. It is anticipated that these closures will result in the termination of approximately 50 employees, as well as the termination of property leases, which facilitate these locations. A statement from the…


Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Unified Bus Drivers Union, the very first bus driver’s union in the Bahamas made its debut  yesterday with many progressive  plans  for the future. Union President Frederick Farrington says that their main goals are to facilitate and jumpstart a busing system that is long overdue, that works for everyone.…

Sir Fred passes

Source: Nation Newspaper The retired founding chairman of the Nation Corporation and One Caribbean Media Group, Sir Fred Winlyn Gollop, died early this morning. Sir Fred was the chairman of the Nation Group of Companies for… Link: Sir Fred passes

20 Jun Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News 20 Jun Wed 2018 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Wed Jun 20 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Roberts   Tropical Weather Outlook…

More Deaths as Nicaragua Rebellion Flares Again

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Image copyright ReutersOpposition activists fought government militias in the streets of Masaya   (BBC) At least three people were killed and many injured as government forces in Nicaragua launched an operation to regain control of the city of Masaya. Residents say security forces and militias used disproportionate force

Favourable decision for Guyana still has weight

Source: Guyana Times Venezuela refusal to face ICJ – former Foreign Affairs Minister Now that Venezuela has made known its intention not to participate in the matter before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the border controversy with Guyana, the Government of Guyana has also announced its intention to proceed with the…

Movietowne claims ignorance of breached agreement

Source: Guyana Times Investment concessions – competitor questions whether duty-free fraud occurred Movietowne has distanced itself from any suggestion it had anything to do with what equipment China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) used on its construction; after concerns were raised that the construction company breached a previous Investment Development Agreement (IDA). The Movietowne construction…

Venezuelans among highest number of foreign TIP victims

Source: Guyana Times A majority of the 68 cases of human trafficking recorded by the Guyana Police Force from January to May of 2018 were Latin American nationals, with Venezuelans heading the list. Acting Coordinator of the Ministerial Task Force on TIP Oliver Profitt pose with participents at the training exercise on Tuesday…

Miner dies after pit collapses at Imbaimadai

Source: Guyana Times A miner was on Tuesday morning killed after a mining pit in which he was working caved in at Imbaimadai, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). The dead man has been identified as Almo Adams. Police Divisional Commander, Kevin Adonis when contacted confirmed that the now dead man was “jetting” when the walls…

Guyana-born Dr Narendra Singh receives honarary Law Doctorate

Source: Guyana Times Recognised for his extraordinary humanitarian contributions and as a healthcare leader, Schulich alumnus and physician, Dr Narendra Singh, received an honorary doctor of laws from the Canada-based York University on Monday during the morning Spring Convocation ceremony. Dr Singh has devoted his career as a physician to global paediatric and…

No more Mardi Gras in Little Tokyo

Source: iWitness News Mardi Gras this year will take place at “Carnival City”, Victoria Park, Kingstown, rather than at the bus terminal, Little Tokyo, as happened last year. After just one year of an experimental move of the event to the bus terminal, the Carnival Development Corporation announced on Tuesday that they are…

Chandimal suspended for Oval Test 

Source: Antigua Observer Gros Islet, St Lucia (CMC) – Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal was suspended for one Test match and fined 100 percent of his match fee after he was found guilty of altering the condition of the ball during the just concluded second Test match against the West Indies. The punishment…

Cricket boss defends finals venue practice

Source: Antigua Observer President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA), Leon Rodney, has sought to clear the air following accusations he is deliberately trying to snub the PIC Liberta Blackhawks through “biased” scheduling of matches and in particular, league finals. Rodney was responding to one caller on the Good Morning Jojo…

Nailah to host LahLahLand

Source: Newsday NAILAH BLACKMAN, who was recently nominated for a BET Award, will host a children’s show on July 8, and is inviting all young people, families and everyone to join her on a journey into their imagination. Producers say on the day, the Paddock at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of… Link:

Hendrickson releases The Artist’s Eye

Source: Newsday JASON HENDRICKSON has been writing practically all his life, but has recently published his first novel, The Artist’s Eye. Hendrickson describes the book as a journey The author says, “The Artist’s Eye is a tale of self-discovery, unrequited love and brotherly friendship emanated from a strong foundation of love and… Link:

‘I believe in second chances’

Source: Newsday DEBBIE JACOB WHEN the phone rings at 1 am, acting Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson wonders what crisis is next. The call might request permission to take a sick inmate to hospital. It might report a fight or there could be news of an officer being attacked, injured or shot.… Link:

Water rates going up

Source: Stabroek News The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) via  Order No 2 / 2018, dated 7th June, 2018, has approved an application by the Guyana Water Inc. Link: Water rates going up

Ministry probing election of convicted child molester as Kamarang toshao

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has received a letter from a resident of Kamarang Village expressing concern about the election of a convicted child molester to the position of toshao of the Region Seven (Potaro/Siparuni) village. Link: Ministry probing election of convicted child molester as Kamarang toshao

Manuel Pacheco, 56, jeweler, remanded for murder

Source: Amandala News He is accused of fatally shooting Jose Villanueva, 50 BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 18, 2018– This morning, Manuel Pacheco, a jeweler and resident of 5 Cockburn Lane, walked out of the Magistrate’s Court holding cell covering his face as he […] Link: Manuel Pacheco, 56, jeweler, remanded for murder

Lightning kills Mennonite Jacob Weibe, 22

Source: Amandala News SHIPYARD, Orange Walk District, Sun. June 17, 2018– At about 10:30 Saturday morning, a freak accident resulted in the death of Jacob Weibe, 22, a Mennonite laborer of Shipyard. Weibe was struck by a lightning bolt while mending a fence […] Link: Lightning kills Mennonite Jacob Weibe, 22

Fire on Freedom Street destroys home

Source: Amandala News 6 persons now homeless BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 18, 2018– Last week, reports that a fire had killed a woman and three children in San Pedro shook the Belizean community. It had definitely been one of the most horrific fires […] Link: Fire on Freedom Street destroys home

Be Transparent – JMEA head calls for thorough Petrojam investigation

Source: Jamaica Gleaner President of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, is adamant that Government must ensure transparency in its investigation of allegations of financial impropriety at the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam.”My… Link: Be Transparent – JMEA head calls for thorough Petrojam investigation

Montague proposes mandatory GPS for buses, taxis

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague says that the Government is taking steps to provide greater protection for persons who use public passenger vehicles by proposing the mandatory installation of GPS in these vehicles.”We must put a GPS… Link: Montague proposes mandatory GPS for buses, taxis

Twelve 'scammers' convicted in Hanover

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Western Bureau:Last week was a very good one for the Hanover police, as 12 persons who were arrested recently under the lottery scam law were convicted in the Hanover Circuit Court.”We hope this will be a lesson to all the persons who are still… Link: Twelve ‘scammers’ convicted in Hanover

Transport Authority dispenses with buses that failed Mount Rosser test

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Managing Director of the Transport Authority, Cecil Morgan, told members of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday that five 40-seater buses costing $115 million ordered by the previous management of the entity could not pass over… Link: Transport Authority dispenses with buses that failed Mount Rosser test

Cop submits sick leave, but remains on the run

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Western Bureau:A police corporal who allegedly breached the Corruption Prevention Act last Thursday and successfully eluded personnel from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) has reportedly submitted an application for sick… Link: Cop submits sick leave, but remains on the run

Phone card vendor shot dead during robbery

Source: Kaieteur News A 37-year-old phone card vendor, Ron Mansfield, who people only know as ‘Ron’ was shot dead last night by a lone gunman. The shooting occurred shortly before 21:00 hours yesterday. According to Ron’s wife, she was watching television when she heard a gunshot. She looked outside and saw her husband’s…

Sweeping increases for GWI customers in 2019

Source: Kaieteur News – company ordered to increase meter installations to reduce losses The Public Utilities Commission (PUC), in a major decision announced yesterday, has approved increases in rates and tariffs for the state-owned Guyana Water Inc. (GWI), following an application by the company in January 2018. The last approved increases occurred over…

Two held after rape, robbery at Zeelugt

Source: Guyana Chronicle POLICE arrested two bandits who allegedly raped a man’s wife after robbing the Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo family on Monday night. Reports indicate that the couple and their two-year-old son had retired to bed on Monday night when three bandits gained access to their home, waking the man out of…

Initiatives to help us stay afloat

Source: Nation Newspaper Prior and subsequent to the last General Election, economic gurus and political scientists of varying opinions have offered for consideration what they think are the best solutions for the resurgence of… Link: Initiatives to help us stay afloat

We need to embrace love and respect for others

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, June 20, 2018MENTAL HEALTH MATTERSBeing able to exercise judgment is a desired quality in order to become a good decision maker. It is a great asset in assessing people and selecting personalities for relationships. Every parent, manager and leader in every sphere will do well to have…

OSHA workerson '09 salaries

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: While it is applauded what the management at the Occupational Safety and Health Authority and Agency (OSHA) is able to do with limited resources, both human and financial, which was explained very eloquently at the recent JSC meeting, a major obstacle staff face is the outstanding industrial agreement.… Link:

Who isto blame?

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: I read with astonishment that a document with the names and other personal information of members of a particular gang who are on the hit list of another gang is being circulated on social media. Who would have ever thought that it would come to this on this… Link:

De Comarmond takes Time Trial

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018Enrique De Comarmond took the top spot among the Juniors when the T&T Cycling Federation held its 2018 National Road Race Championship at the weekend. In Sunday’s Time Trial event, De Comarmond who represented Heatwave sprinted ahead of the pack for the gold medal, leaving Phoenix Maurice…

Not guilty plea follows explanation

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 20-YEAR-OLD man appeared on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a robbery charge. It is alleged that on June 17, 2018 between Brickdam and Cornhill Street, while being in the company of others, Darian Wilson robbed Bobby Robson of articles valued $35,200 while using personal violence on the…

Cop faces court

Source: Nation Newspaper A police constable charged in connection with the road death of a 52-year-old man, faced an additional six traffic offences yesterday. Renaldo Jerome Goodman, 29, of Glebe Land, St George, is accused… Link: Cop faces court

PM Barrow Addresses Increases in Fuel Prices

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two weeks ago, in a press release G.O.B. promised that the prohibitively high fuel prices would go down at the next shipment. Well, that has shipment arrived. But over the weekend, the price of regular went down by thirty three cents per gallon, and today the price of premium went…

Guiseppi defends Tobago show of force

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rapheal John-LallPublished: Wednesday, June 20, 2018Labour consultant Robert Giuseppi and a former president of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) does not believe that NATUC’s Labour Day march in Tobago reflects a new split in the labour movement. “I agree partially with comrade Watson Duke, in terms of bringing that labour…

McKenzie heroics fail to save Guyana against Suriname

Source: Guyana Chronicle A GAME-HIGH 24 points and 11 rebounds from Mariam McKenzie was not enough to save Guyana from falling 52–73 to host Suriname in their second game at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Women’s Caribbean Championship in Paramaribo, on Monday. Guyana had opened their campaign in the tournament with a heavy…

CAL ranked 34th globally for on-time performance

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018The management of Caribbean Airlines (CAL) believe that its employees are responsible for the airline’s improved performance in the On-Time Performance (OTP) category. CAL has been ranked 34th in the world for OTP for May 2018 by the United Kingdom-based air travel intelligence company Official Aviation Guide…

Government releases draft of National Sports Policy

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Government of Guyana (GoG) on Tuesday released a draft of the National Sports Policy Draft which is available in wide circulation online. According to a release, the policy forms part of the sensitisation of laws governing sports, and it is a rallying point of discussion with the GoG calling…

US donates 2 search and rescue dinghies

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Wednesday, June 20, 2018The US government donated two dinghies to assist disaster relief teams with search and rescue operations at the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation on Monday. The watercraft can carry up to five people each and will be used to assist people marooned by flooding. The donation came even…

Paul to replace injured Hetmyer in WI Test side

Source: Guyana Chronicle KEEMO Paul will replace Shimron Hetmyer in the WINDIES Test Squad for the remainder of the Test Series against Sri Lanka. Hetmyer will return home to Guyana to recover from a recent illness. While there, he will continue his preparations to return for the 2-day practice match against Bangladesh in…

Holder eyes series win

Source: Nation Newspaper Captain Jason Holder is urging Barbadians to support the West Indies as the regional cricket team hunt a historic series win over Sri Lanka. After battling to a tense draw in the second Test in St… Link: Holder eyes series win

GCF National Championships set for this weekend

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Cyclists’ receive just three weeks’ notice DESPITE the Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI) Rules (1.2.049) which state that the race organiser(s) should give 60 days’ notice prior to the date of the event in writing, email or fax stating invitation and general information about the race i.e. course outline, etc.,…

Debate on terror law amendments today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, June 20, 2018Muslim groups to attendT&T nationals who travel for the purpose of planning, committing, supporting or facilitating a terrorist act would—on conviction—be liable to a $25 million fine and 25 years in jail, under proposed anti-terrorism amendments. The proposal is among amendments to anti-terrorism law contained in…

Crime victims march against criminals

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, June 20, 2018Victims of crime joined hands with residents of Central Trinidad in a march from Freeport to Chaguanas to denounce murders, robberies and home invasions in their district. Over 200 people walked through drizzling rain along the Old Southern Main Road for over three-hours where they got…

Skye shines at CUT Trials

Source: Nation Newspaper When you are blessed with a name like Skye Spencer-Layne, it is natural to reach for the stars. Spencer-Layne soared to new heights with a personal best of 5:34 metres in the Under-13 Girls’ long jump… Link: Skye shines at CUT Trials

Coach happy with CAC prep

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados men’s hockey head coach Dominic Hill is satisfied with preparations for the 2018 Central American & Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. Hill said he was pleased with the progress of… Link: Coach happy with CAC prep

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