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August 16, 2018

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EDITORIAL: Change

Source: Antigua Observer The great Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu, and reputed founder of Taoism, is quoted to have said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Today is one in a…

Aguilleira: None should be left behind

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018330 Moruga children receive back-to-school suppliesAlthough the August vacation is speedily coming to an end, 330 primary and secondary school children from Marac, Moruga were all smiles when West Indies/national cricketer and Atlantic Sports Ambassador Merissa Aguilleira gave them school supplies and words of inspiration in preparation…

Young T&T stars into LCA/Sagicor semis

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018T&T is assured of the title in the Boys Singles 14 and Under Division at the Sagicor/COTECC Junior Tennis Tournament at the St Lucia National Tennis Centre in Castries with all four semi-final positions being taken by T&T players. Kyle Kerry, the top seed had a flawless…

Jattan takes top prize in Panini/FIFA sticker draw

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018Roshan Jattan copped the top prize in the much anticipated Panini/FIFA Sticker Album draw held by Safari Publications on Saturday at their offices in Frederick Settlement in Caroni. Terry Fenwick, former England international and founder of the Terry Fenwick Football Factory Foundation gave the feature address and…

Jabloteh edges North East 1-0

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018A single strike by Sean Bonval in the 74th minute earned seasoned campaigners San Juan Jabloteh its first win in the T&T Pro League yesterday, a 1-0 victory over defending champions North East Stars at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima. The Jabloteh men dominated the…

Wages talks with teachers’ union not over -Henry

Source: Stabroek News As teachers across Guyana prepare to strike, Minister of Education Nicolette Henry has said that the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) will be invited back to the negotiation table before the end of the week. Link: Wages talks with teachers’ union not over -Henry

Sophia house torched after row between brothers

Source: Stabroek News Police are now searching for a man who has been accused of torching his brother’s ‘A’ Field, Sophia house, in what is believed to be a premeditated act due to longstanding tensions. Link: Sophia house torched after row between brothers

Three murders – 1 in Hopkins, 2 in Belmopan

Source: Amandala News 2 quarrels led to the stabbing and chopping deaths of 2 men; the 3rd victim was ambushed with a knife HOPKINS AND BELMOPAN, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Three murders occurred on Saturday, August 11, in two different localities. First, a […] Link: Three murders – 1 in Hopkins, 2 in

British filmmaker Richard Foster’s alleged killers arraigned

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Police’s investigation into the death of award-winning British filmmaker Richard Foster, 74, who was the owner of Savannah Guest House at Mile 28 ½ on George Price Highway, has led to the arrest of […] Link: British filmmaker Richard Foster’s alleged killers arraigned

Amandala’s 49 years of dedication to Belize

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Today is Amandala’s birthday. Forty-nine years ago, the United Black Association for Development (UBAD) introduced its own newspaper, Amandala, on August 13, 1969. The early editions of Amandala were printed on a Gestetner machine […] Link: Amandala’s 49 years of dedication to Belize

Zika Outbreak Left Behind Long-Term Challenges

Source: St. John Source Visiting health workers and their colleagues from the V.I. gather last spring to provide services to mothers and babies experiencing problems associated with Zika. (Submitted photo) Follow-up studies on Virgin Islands women who contracted Zika while pregnant conclude that 28 of them developed one or more of the following problems:…

Holness commits to a free press

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared his administration’s commitment to doing its part to ensure freedom of the press in Jamaica. Addressing the opening ceremony for the 49th Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (… Link: Holness commits to a free press

#BTEditorial – Remembering VS Naipaul

Source: Barbados Today “Mr Naipaul? Are you coloured?” the prospective London landlady is reputed to have queried down the telephone line. “Hopelessly, I’m afraid,” came the world-weary voice, in a tone one imagines dripping with all the complexity and ambiguity that only VS Naipaul could meld into three words. This was 1950s London,…

Rogue principals – CDF committee members blast schools for shutting out children whose auxiliary fees are not paid

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Members of parliament’s Constituency Development Fund Committee yesterday blasted school administrators who continued to demand the payment of auxiliary fees before students are admitted.During a special sitting of the CDF committee yesterday… Link: Rogue principals – CDF committee members blast schools for shutting out children whose auxiliary fees are not

Uniting Caribbean artists

Source: Newsday RHIANNA MC KENZIE VISUAL artist and owner of THINKARTWORKTT Studio Fitzroy Hoyte has a packed August itinerary. The month began with the first instalment of a consignment show, United, from August 5-13. “It’s not an official exhibit,” Hoyte told Newsday. “Artists bring their work and it is on show at… Link:

Seeing the world through tennis

Source: Newsday NKRUMAH KWAME MICHAEL PATRICK played around a lot, literally, before deciding to take tennis seriously. The 21-year-old tried “all different sports” before settling on tennis, through which he hopes to see the world. But it also came about when he was forced to choose one sport after breaking his arm.… Link:

Kaiso Blues reopens at new home

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ When the history of Kaiso Blues Cafe is written, the names Marcus Braveboy and Isaac Rudder will be in it. Braveboy and Rudder, also known as Mark Hardy and Yung Rudd, promote the show Unplugged and Chill, which gives young people an opportunity to showcase their talent. Hardy… Link:

CDF Committee members back on the job – Despite holiday break

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Twenty-four projects valued at more than $20 million were approved during a special sitting of Parliament’s Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee yesterday.With members of parliament off on their traditional summer break, Chairman Everald… Link: CDF Committee members back on the job – Despite holiday break

Stiffer penalties for peeing in public – councillor

Source: Jamaica Gleaner If the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has its way, persons caught urinating in public spaces will see an increase in fines and penalties for the offence.The KSAMC yesterday passed a resolution calling for the Government to… Link: Stiffer penalties for peeing in public – councillor

Man rescued from sea after drifting 7 days

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU:Fishermen attached to Rainforest Seafoods caught an unlikely catch at sea on Monday when an elderly fisherman was rescued after drifting for seven days.The man, known only as Okey, in his late 50s, of a Treasure Beach address, was in… Link: Man rescued from sea after drifting 7 days

NEPA gives bird hunters nod to shoot white-tailed deer

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) last Friday gave the green light to game bird hunters to legally hunt the white-tailed deer that is wreaking havoc on crops in Portland and elsewhere.The agency used a forum at the Knutsford Court… Link: NEPA gives bird hunters nod to shoot white-tailed

SOE pushing murder down in St James, tourism up

Source: Jamaica Gleaner It’s not “perfect” and an alternative is quite welcome, but the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in the parish of St James has been the catalyst for murders trending down, according to Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of… Link: SOE pushing murder down in St James,

Borde: TKR must be ready for battle

Source: Newsday DEFENDING champions Trinbago Knight Riders must be ready for battle, as they embark on a four-game away campaign in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Knight Riders began the defence of their CPL title with a 100-run hammering of St Lucia Stars on Wednesday, but then suffered a pair… Link:

Arms accused back in court next month

Source: Barbados Today Accused of bringing illegal firearms and ammunition into Barbados, two men have been remanded to prison until September 7. Dario Davone Daone Oliver, 26, a painter, of 6D Wotton, Christ Church, and Jason Antonio, a 34-year-old car washer of Ashby Land, Lodge Road, Christ Church, are accused of five counts…

Herb grower’s hot Valentine’s date

Source: Barbados Today A 30-year-old steward has an early date set for next Valentine’s Day and it will cost him dearly. Michael Tito Cheltenham of 2nd Avenue Bank Hall, St Michael, has until February 14 next year to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court a $15,000 fine amounting to the street value of…

‘Mix-up’ costs man his freedom

Source: Barbados Today Accused of having bogus currency in his possession John Nathaniel Bancroft lost his freedom today after failing to appear in court. The Odessa McClean Drive, St Michael, resident, who is in his 40s, is accused of having five bad $100 notes in his possession on Oct 21, 2016 and two…

Duo jailed

Source: Barbados Today A man and a teenager accused of murder have been remanded to HMP Dodds until September 11. The duo, Romel Hose Marville, 23, of Hawkins Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael, and Daron Devon Thompson, 17, of Odessa McClean Drive, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael, are accused of the July 13…

Gov’t commits to hiking teachers’ pay

Source: Guyana Chronicle …says GTU actions not consistent with initial agreement MINISTER of Education, Ms. Nicolette Henry, said talks between the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) held last Thursday were not concluded but rather, some aspects of the union’s terms were agreed and a decision was taken for another…

Forum charts roadmap for telecoms sector

Source: Guyana Chronicle LOCAL mobile network operators, broadcasters and members of the public were sensitised about Guyana’s telecommunication sector and its plans for the future during a seminar hosted by the Public Telecommunication Ministry. The two-day seminar, which began on Tuesday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), is being hosted in collaboration…

Ukrainian security men remanded

Source: Guyana Chronicle TWO Ukrainian men who are employed at the West Bank Demerara Gold Inc. were on Tuesday remanded to prison after they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged for allegedly assaulting and making use of threatening behaviour towards two Guyanese miners. The men, Maksym Furtak,…

Berbice is where I belong

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOR many of you who may not know, I am a Berbician. I grew up in the smallest town of Guyana, Rose Hall. Urbanisation is present in my town, with persons from neighbouring villages moving to Rose Hall Town for a better life. However, that is not the point of…

Lawyer asks for more time in Daby case

Source: Guyana Chronicle MAGISTRATE Leron Daly yesterday deferred the commencement of trial for Maryann Daby, the businesswoman who is charged for attempting to murder a Police Constable. Daby appeared yesterday before Magistrate Leron Daly to commence trial. However, her attorney, Mark Waldron asked the magistrate for a little more time and the date…

Stars fall again as Tallawahs make it two wins from two

Source: Nation Newspaper After Andre Russell’s miraculous one-man show to see off the Trinbago Knight Riders it was far more of a team effort as Jamaica Tallawahs secured a second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) victory of… Link: Stars fall again as Tallawahs make it two wins from two

Man in stabbing case appears in court

Source: Cayman Compass A 22-year-old man arrested last week in connection with a stabbing in East End appeared in court Friday charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm. Link: Man in stabbing case appears in court

Visitor charged with DUI, gets curfew

Source: Cayman Compass A visitor with relatives in Cayman was released on bail with a curfew on Monday after spending the weekend in custody for charges that included driving under the influence of alcohol and assaulting police. Link: Visitor charged with DUI, gets curfew

Bodden Town boxing gym plan shelved

Source: Cayman Compass Plans for a Bodden Town boxing gym, announced amid significant publicity during the visit of boxing legend Manny Pacquiao last year, have been quietly shelved. Link: Bodden Town boxing gym plan shelved

EDITORIAL – A NiCE idea to keep Cayman beautiful all year

Source: Cayman Compass Although the putting of extra money in Caymanians’ pockets tends to get top billing in government materials, the NiCE program has at least two other objectives that are even more important to the individuals and the island Link: EDITORIAL – A NiCE idea to keep Cayman beautiful all year

Cuts ‘with care’

Source: Barbados Today It will not be business as usual at statutory corporations, Prime Minister Mia Mottley today signalled, warning that “serious decisions” have to be made about the structure of Government to save the ailing economy – from accounting practices to job cuts. The full details are expected to be rolled out…

Mia: Job cuts coming

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians will be given details of Phases Two and Three of Government’s Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan in the next two weeks. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said so on Tuesday… Link: Mia: Job cuts coming

Mayers’ future in doubt

Source: Nation Newspaper Questions are being raised about attorney at law Guyson Mayers’ future as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). This comes less than 24 hours after the former police officer secured 186… Link: Mayers’ future in doubt

Lowe warns against big job cuts

Source: Nation Newspaper President of the Barbados Economic Society (BES) Shane Lowe has warned that sparing thousands of jobs could come at an increased cost to taxpayers as Government looks to announce the next phase of restructuring… Link: Lowe warns against big job cuts

Mahadeo cops gold at CrossFit event in T&T

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA’S ‘King of CrossFit’, Dillon Mahadeo, further bolstered his reputation as a top athlete by winning gold in Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) CrossFit Challenge over the weekend. However, his teammates Christian McRae, Delice Adonis, Zalena Alli, Jessica Xavier and Shawn DeJesus (who is based in Toronto, Canada) did not secure…

Lakers win sixth league title

Source: Nation Newspaper Apparently Warriors only delayed the inevitable. The title is staying in Husbands. Lumber Company Lakers are still the kings, as co-MVPs John Jones and Chiamaka Browne both had double-doubles as part… Link: Lakers win sixth league title

Dant prevail in Caribbean Sensation 10/10 final

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Cougars take B Conference title By Frederick Halley TORONTO, Canada – It was billed as the clash of the Titans when the two top teams in Conference A of the Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) battled last Saturday in the Caribbean Sensation 10/10 final at the Ashtonbnee Number one…

Local team ready for big splash

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados stands a good chance in the pool at the Goodwill Swim Championships set for this weekend at the Aquatic Centre. This was communicated by president of the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association,… Link: Local team ready for big splash

Beetham flood bath for Hinds, councillor

Source: Trinidad Guardian Otto CarringtonPublished: Wednesday, August 15, 2018Acting Attorney General and Member of Parliament for Laventille West Fitzgerald Hinds was given an unceremonious bath with flood water yesterday by constituents in Beetham Gardens and chased from the area. But in an almost immediate response, at least one MP and other social media users…

Tenth Celebration Cut Short, No Municipal Fair This Year

Source: Channel 5 Belize The spirit of the annual September Celebrations has been dampened somewhat with a dismal announcement coming out of City Hall this evening.  A press release issued by the Belize City Council informs that the Municipal Fair which succeeds the Citizens’ Parade on the Tenth of September has been canceled.  That’s…

BAHAMAS – ATM scam

Source: Barbados Today NASSAU – ROYAL Bank of Canada (RBC) yesterday confirmed some of its Bahamian Visa debit and Visa credit card holders had fallen victim to “skimming”, with some irate customers reporting “thousands of dollars” having been wiped off their accounts. Jacqueline Taggart, RBC’s director of strategic and corporate communications for the Caribbean,…

President receives nation’s highest award

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Wednesday, August 15, 2018President Paula-Mae Weekes was yesterday conferred with the nation’s highest award —the Order of the Republic of T&T (ORTT). Weekes received the award from Chief Justice Ivor Archie during a ceremony at President’s House in St Ann’s. Weekes spoke briefly at the event to thank media…

Where is the Missing CitCo Heavy Equipment?

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are additional details coming out of an investigation into missing heavy equipment that are the property of the Belize City Council.  A bulldozer, as well as a flatbed trailer, has been recovered; however, other pieces of machinery are still unaccounted for.  Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold provided an update on…

PM: People like Harry, the worst T&T has to offer

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Wednesday, August 15, 2018Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday fired back at suspended People’s National Movement (PNM) member Harry Ragoonanan describing him as the worst this country has to offer. Rowley’s comments came one day after Ragoonanan, who has been called upon by the party’s disciplinary committee to answer charges…

Nothing offensive about it —Hinds

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Wednesday, August 15, 2018Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds says there is nothing offensive about a presentation at last Sunday’s PNM’s Sports and Family Day which portrayed a woman wearing yellow sari being stripped of the East Indian wear. Hinds was unapologetic to the members of the Hindu community who…

Nothing but real educational change Minister Bradshaw

Source: Barbados Today The new Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Ms Santia Bradshaw’s first comments on education came at a time when the Common Entrance Examination results were being assessed by her officials. The significance of the timing, however, gives me the opportunity to raise one of the most, if not…

To Violet with love

Source: Barbados Today Family and friends as well as the Governor General Dame Sandra Mason showered Violet Gilkes with gifts and held a small luncheon in her honour as she celebrated her 100th birthday at Maynard’s House, St George this morning. Members of the Gilkes family bestowing Centenarian with… Link: To Violet with

Butterfield shares up 2.5

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank were up 1. 25, or 2. 5 per cent, to 52 after 4,054 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange, the banks shares were up 50 cents, or 0. 96 per cent, at 52. 45. On the local exchange BFampM Ltd…

Why Isn’t the New Cuban Government Collapsing?

Source: Havana Times The fixed nature of Cuba’s new government is becoming clear during the transition period this same prevailing system is undergoing on the island. Aside from opening up a debate about same-sex marriage, the island’s new Constitution and the new government and its cabinet are not reviewing any other aspects of…

Vistra completes acquisition of corporate services business from Deutsche Bank in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 14 August 2018 – Vistra, a leading global corporate service provider, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Corporate Services business in Cayman Islands of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division. Following Vistra’s announcement of the deal in September 2017, the business in…

Bangladesh: No job for China Harbour in future

Source: Cayman Eye News From Daily Star Says Muhith; Govt will also look into other projects where the Chinese firm is involved Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said China Harbour Engineering Company Limited has been blacklisted for offering bribes to government officials and would not get any contracts in the future. The government will…

Lisa Blackburn Wins Sprint Triathlon Age Group

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Lisa Blackburn stood atop of the 2018 Mack Cycle Sprint Triathlon Trilogy #3 Age Group podium. Blackburn finished as the first finisher in the Female 45 – 49 Age Group with a time of 1:06:02.62. Blackburn finished 79th overall, she clocked 5:19 during the swim, 30:21 on the bike course… Link:

Senate: Order Of Business For August 15th

Source: Bernews The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Aug 15] and Bills before the Senate include the Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment [No. 2] Act 2018, the Defence [Coast Guard Unit] Amendment Act 2018, the Road Traffic Amendment and Validation Act 2018, and the Bermuda Housing Amendment Act 2018.… Link:

Photos: Beetham bath for Hinds

Source: Newsday Newsday Photographer Enrique Assoon was on the scene in Beetham Gardens this evening, when residents lashed out in anger, dashing water on Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds.   These are his photos.       The post Photos: Beetham bath for Hinds appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Link: Photos:

Girls High School Tops CSEC Examinations 2018

Source: News 784 Preliminary results of the May/June 2018 Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC) were received on August 14th, 2018, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This year, 2716 candidates were registered. Of these, 1052 were private candidates and 1664 were school candidates. There were 1647 school candidates sitting 11,839…

Warning to public over cybercrime

Source: The Royal Gazette Fraudsters posing as communications representatives under the out-of-date company names Logic and Northrock have attempted to gain private customer information, according to One Communications. In a statement, the company asked for the public to exercise caution when receiving e-mails andor phone calls requesting personal information . .. Link: Warning

Experts Question Study of Attacks on US Diplomats in Cuba

Source: Havana Times A dozen neurologists and other brain scientists have questioned an investigation supported by the US government to consider that 26 of its diplomats suffered an attack of unknown origin and claim that it contains errors. Link: Experts Question Study of Attacks on US Diplomats in Cuba

Beetham floodwater bath for Hinds

Source: Newsday ACTING Attorney General Fitzgerald Ethelbert Hinds was forced to high tail it out of 16th Street, Beetham Gardens, on the outskirts of Port of Spain, this evening after angry residents doused him with floodwater. Acting Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds runs out of Beetham Gardens as group… Link: Beetham floodwater bath for

Premier Meets With BIU President & Rev Tweed

Source: Bernews Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt met with BIU President Chris Furbert, MP Rolfe Commissiong and Rev Nicholas Tweed this morning [Aug 14] to discuss the Living Wage Report. Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying: “Minister Brown and I met with BIU President Chris Furbert, MP Commissiong and… Link:

30 Minute Video: August 14 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:

Weather Forecast For Wednesday August 15

Source: Bernews Wednesday, August 15 is expected to be mostly sunny skies, with the high to be near 29°C/85°F and the low to be near 27°C/80°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WNW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 76%. Sunrise will be at 6.42am and sunset… Link:

Lack of food pushes 2.3m people to flee Venezuela — UN

Source: iNews Guyana UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — About 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled their crisis-hit country mainly because of a lack of food as severe shortages of medicine has left thousands at risk, a UN spokesman said Tuesday. The Venezuelans have fled to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. “People cite the…

Ukrainians remanded over alleged assault of Guyanese miners

Source: St. Lucia News Online CHARGED: Maksym Furtak and Vitaly Paraschuck (INEWS GUYANA) – The two Russian-speaking Ukrainians who allegedly assaulted and made threats to two Guyanese miners/rangers were today (Tuesday) brought before the Chief Magistrate to face the charges against them. Vitaly Paraschuck, 38, of A 173 Robin’s Place, Bel Air Park, Georgetown

106 not out for Choiseul resident (birthday greetings)

Source: St. Lucia News Online Octavia (Aggie ) Agustin Eugene of Ponyon, Choisuel is today, August 14, 2018, celebrating her 106th birthday, with greetings coming Theodora George. The centenarian has no children but  hasone adopted daughter and three adopted grand children. (23)(0)The post 106 not out for Choiseul resident (birthday greetings) appeared first on St.

Criminal record vetting resumes

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have resumed criminal record vetting but the process is now taking 15 days. The Bermuda Police Service shut the Criminal Records Office after material containing asbestos was found in a cabinet on July 3. Police said the office has now been temporarily relocated in the forces Human Resources Department.…

NIA’s social programmes ahead of others in the region, Social Development Minister says

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister responsible for Social Development on Nevis, believes the social programmes implemented by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through the Ministry of Social Development, are ahead of others in the region. Evelyn expressed that sentiment following his attendance and participation as a

Bermuda Under-20s to play in November

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Under-20 football side will play in the Concacaf Mens Under-20 Championship at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in November. They have been placed in pot two with Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Curacao, Aruba and Suriname. The draw, taking place on September 13, will sort…

CITCO BLAMES NICH AFTER MUNICIPAL BRAM CANCELLED

Source: The Reporter The usual September bram that follows the September Tenth parade every year will not take place this year, and the Belize City Council says it is all the fault of Link: CITCO BLAMES NICH AFTER MUNICIPAL BRAM CANCELLED

Teacher Education Grant Award Ceremony

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Government of The Bahamas has invested in 54 teacher education grant recipients who have been awarded scholarships tenable at the University of The Bahamas. The group, comprising four young men and 50 young women from across the archipelago, received their certificates and special awards during the first Teacher Education…

Racial claim baseless, says Rowley

Source: Newsday THE Prime Minister today dismissed claims of racial and religious discrimination about a skit at the People’s National Movement’s (PNM) Sports and Family Day in Chaguanas as baseless. Dr Rowley, who is also PNM leader, said it was far-fetched for anyone to make these claims about the skit. He opined… Link:

PM: No witch hunt

Source: Newsday THE Prime Minister today categorically rejected claims by People’s National Movement (PNM) member Harry Ragoonanan that he is the subject of a witch hunt within the party. Dr Rowley is also PNM political leader. Speaking with reporters at the River Run Through Housing Development in Arima, he said Ragoonanan has… Link:

Fitness in the Parks

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Health is encouraging the publics participation when it hosts its Fitness in the Parks initiative, which kicks off on 20th August. The Department has partnered with local gyms to host this series of free lunch time exercise classes to be offered Monday Friday from 1230 115 PM…

TTEC employee’s skull and brain crushed

Source: Newsday AN autopsy done today on 32-year-old Ahkenaton Quashie, TT Electricity Commission (TTEC) employee, revealed his skull and brain were crushed. The autopsy was done by Dr Hubert Daisley at the Scarborough General Hospital mortuary. According to reports, just after 11am last Friday Quashie, a lines clearer, was struck by a… Link:

Funds needed to get a home for girls

Source: Antigua Observer The Cottage of Hope is soliciting the public support, to finally establish a permanent home to nurture young girls in need. The Cottage of Hope, officially known as Na-Dan Ministries, is currently operating in the Golden Grove area. However, the charity’s Public Relations Officer Sharon Daniel told OBSERVER media that…

Caribbean broadcasters meeting in Jamaica

Source: Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 14, CMC –Caribbean and international broadcasters are meeting here amidst calls for regional governments to adapt to the new media environment of which social media is now a critical part. Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, addressing the 49th annual General Assembly of…

Ten Questions for the Nicaraguan Army

Source: Havana Times Over five weeks ago, via both telephone calls and e-mails, Confidencial has been requesting an interview with the head of the Army, General Julio Cesar Aviles, or with another representative of this institution. Here are the questions we asked in writing as they requested. Link: Ten Questions for the Nicaraguan

St Lucia Writers Forum Exhibits Literature

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – MEMBERS of the St Lucia Writers Forum are the featured artists for August at the Ministry of … The post St Lucia Writers Forum Exhibits Literature appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: St Lucia Writers Forum Exhibits Literature

Campaign Drive in full swing for CCJ Referendum

Source: Antigua Chronicle Preparations for the Referendum on whether or not the Caribbean Court of Justice will replace the Privy Council as the twin island nation’s finally appellate court have intensified. A team of media professionals and communications specialists have been brought on board to drive the campaign for citizens to vote for…

Public Servants Pay Tribute to Deceased Colleague

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – TRIBUTES continue to flow in memory of a young, ambitious and promising civil servant Cornelius George who … The post Public Servants Pay Tribute to Deceased Colleague appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Public Servants Pay Tribute to Deceased Colleague

Church's demand for money closes door on free dental fair

Source: Jamaica Star A planned community outreach fair by the University of Technology’s dental health students, to teach residents about dental hygiene, reportedly ended up being cancelled after the church where the event was scheduled to be held, asked for monetary… Link: Church’s demand for money closes door on free dental fair

Lawnmowers donated to inmates programme

Source: The Royal Gazette Four lawnmowers have been donated to a community service programme for inmates. The Treatment of Offenders Board handed over the machines to national security minister Wayne Caines. They will be used as part of the Department of Corrections inmate community service and vocational workshop programmes. Mr Caines said This is.…

Riviere lands Centre on Philanthropy role

Source: The Royal Gazette The Centre on Philanthropy has appointed its former programme manager Danielle Riviere as executive director. The charity has also elevated Joel Schaefer, who served on the board of directors for two years, to the position of board chair. Ms Riviere was responsible for designing and implementing the charitys training and…

Real estate licence advice

Source: The Royal Gazette The Superintendent of Real Estate is advising all real estate brokers and agents of the following? The receipt of real estate licence renewal applications will commence on Wednesday, 15 August 2018. ? A How to Apply for a Real Estate License Guide is available on the government portal at www.…

Musician thanks Bermudians who helped him

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian Dainavon Tuzo who will be performing in Bermuda next month has paid tribute to all the people who helped him succeed in the music industry. He said his grandmother was a Pastor who played the organ in church, his father is the lead bassist for the Wall Street Band…

OBA claims House process was abused

Source: The Royal Gazette The tabling and passing of legislation in the same day sets a dangerous precedent, the Leader of the Opposition has said. Jeanne Atherden said that the One Bermuda Alliance had grave concerns about the abuse of process which saw two Bills tabled and debated in the House of Assembly on…

Specialist to be hired to determine GTU salary increases

Source: iNews Guyana …as teacher’s strike to officially commence on August 27 Even though there is a task force consisting of Government Ministers which had the input of Government regarding salary increases for teachers across Guyana, it is now being indicated that a specialist would have to be contracted to determine the increases.…

PM explores national housing bond

Source: Newsday THE Prime Minister has floated the idea of a national housing bond as an investment where people can deposit money which could then be used to buy houses from the Housing Development Corporation (HDC). At a key-distribution ceremony at Lake View Housing Development, Reid Road, Point Fortin, yesterday, Dr Rowley… Link:

Worrell joins Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON – Barbadian economist Dr DeLisle Worrell, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, has joined Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council (FPC). Announcing Worrell’s appointment… Link: Worrell joins Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council

Caricom mourns passing of Sir VS Naipaul

Source: St. Lucia Times GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) says it mourns the death of the Trinidad-born novelist and Nobel Laureate, Sir VS Naipaul, who died Saturday at his home in Britain, six days shy of his 86th birthday In a statement, Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque described Sir Vidia as…

APAEI donates to St Lucia Crisis Centre

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – APAEI – L’ Association des Parents et Amis des Enfantes Indaptes (The Association of Relatives and Friends with Children with Disabilities of Marie Galante, Guadeloupe remains committed to its partnership with the St. Lucia Crisis Centre. The APAEI signed on an Agreement with SLCC

WWE legend Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dead at 63

Source: St. Lucia News Online William Perry lands a punch on Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart during the “Over-The-Top-Rope” battle royal at Wrestlemania 2 on April 7, 1986. (FOX NEWS) – Former WWE star Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart has died, WWE confirmed Monday. He was 63. Neidhart died after suffering a medical emergency, according to

Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

Source: iNews Guyana CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela’s dirt-cheap fuel will be available only to people with a special government aid card that the opposition has denounced as a tool for controlling people. The government of the economically-ravaged country has for many years heavily subsidised…

Saint Lucia returns to ECVA women’s volleyball

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – The Saint Lucia Volleyball Association has announced its nine-member team to take part in the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Senior Women’s Championship to be held in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda from August 16-19, 2018. This marks the first time in the last four years that

Awards, Rewards and Afterwards…

Source: The Voice LEVERN Spencer has done it – yet again — this time sealing her position as the top high-jumping woman in … The post Awards, Rewards and Afterwards… appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Awards, Rewards and Afterwards…

PM thanks President Clinton For Visiting OJO Labs

Source: The Voice PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet has expressed his gratitude to former United States President, Bill Clinton, for visiting OJO Labs during … The post PM thanks President Clinton For Visiting OJO Labs appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: PM thanks President Clinton For Visiting OJO

'Village Ram' retires at age 73

Source: Jamaica Star Tired of breaking hearts and wrecking marriages, 73-year-old Sterling Campbell says he will be retiring from his job as a ‘village ram’.Campbell, who is known in his Westmoreland community of Maxfield as Ram Puss, said his days of womanising were “… Link: ‘Village Ram’ retires at age 73

Jericho honours its elders

Source: Jamaica Star Some 40 senior citizens, ranging from ages 60 to 98 years old from the district of Jericho in Hanover were given the royal treatment at the Tryall Hotel on Sunday, August 5.The Jericho Senior Citizens Dinner forms part of the ninth biennial renewal… Link: Jericho honours its elders

American fined for ganja

Source: Jamaica Star An American woman who was arrested after she tried to carry ganja aboard a cruise ship in Montego Bay was fined a total of J$3,450 when she appeared in the St James Parish Court last Friday.Simone Brown, 28, of a Chicago, Illinois address, pleaded… Link: American fined for ganja

Man jailed for murder hours after baptism

Source: Jamaica Star A Christian man who chopped a male to death mere hours after he was ‘born again’ is now in police custody following a series of machete attack, which left several persons nursing injuries in Glengoffe, St Catherine.Information reaching THE STAR is… Link: Man jailed for murder hours after baptism

Bad road chokes Cane River's potential

Source: Jamaica Star Cane River Falls in Bull Bay, St Andrew, is most famous for the reggae history that it has. Residents remember Bob Marley visiting the area along with his wife Rita and other veteran artistes.They believe that the facility, located some three… Link: Bad road chokes Cane River’s potential

Cheque fraud accused gets bail

Source: Jamaica Star A St James man who reportedly tried to cash a fraudulent cheque in the name of a prominent hotel was offered bail when he appeared in the St James Parish Court recently.Kempwell Williams, of a Westgreen address, is charged with uttering a forged… Link: Cheque fraud accused gets bail

Ministry concerned about low uptake of MMR vaccine

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health is concerned about the decline in the number of children who received the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine in the public health care system during the first six months of… Link: Ministry concerned about low uptake of MMR vaccine

Schoolboy, 14, runs for Vermont governor

Source: St. Lucia Times NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Most 14-year-old American schoolboys might be fixated on baseball, chasing girls and dodging their homework. Not Ethan Sonneborn. He’s running for governor in Vermont. The teenager is taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the bucolic northeastern state that imposes no age…

Italy motorway bridge collapses, 'dozens' feared dead

Source: Nation Newspaper ROME − A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens of people according to the local ambulance service, in what the transport minister said was likely… Link: Italy motorway bridge collapses, ‘dozens’ feared dead

Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With hundreds of people turning up to register for the government’s National Community Enhancement (NiCE) on Monday, the opposition urged government to take action to help the unemployed. In a statement to the media, Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the spokesperson for labour issues, said the turnout was a…

Emma bridge temporarily out of service

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao Ports Authority hereby announces that the pontoon bridge (Emma bridge) coming Thursday, August 16, will be temporarily out of service between 8 o’clock in the morning and 12 o’clock in the afternoon due to maintenance. Link: Emma bridge temporarily out of service

Video: Dainavon Tuzo On His Musical Career

Source: Bernews Bermudian Dainavon Tuzo – who will be performing in Bermuda next month – has paid tribute to all the people who helped him succeed in the music industry. He said his grandmother was a Pastor who played the organ in church, his father is the lead bassist for the Wall… Link:

Govt Issue Real Estate Licensing Advisory

Source: Bernews The Superintendent of Real Estate is advising all real estate brokers and agents of the following: “The receipt of real estate licence renewal applications will commence on Wednesday, 15 August 2018. “A ‘How to Apply for a Real Estate License Guide’ is available on the government portal at www.gov.bm. “The… Link:

Carib Beer “Live in our World” for CPL 2018!

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: This Saturday August 18th Carib Beer will light up the “Bay” starting at 10 am with a special CPL promotion press event at the Ultra Lounge in Rodney Bay. Throughout the day several of the bars and restaurants on the Rodney Bay strip will be running Carib specials and…

Digicel Staff Member Being Investigated By Police

Source: Bernews An incident allegedly involving a Digicel staff member is “currently being investigated by the police” and the staff member is “away from the office until such time as the investigation has been concluded,” Digicel has confirmed, adding that they are “assisting the police” and take any allegations of wrongdoing “extremely… Link:

NEMO, TO HOST COMPREHENSIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUDIT

Source: News 784 The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will conduct a Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Audit Verification Workshop on Tuesday 14th August, 2018. This workshop is organized in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The objective of the…

WSC REFUTES CONCH POISONING ALLEGATIONS

Source: Jones Bahamas The Water and Sewerage Corporation(WSC), distancing itself from all assertions that its Malcolm Park improvement works is related to the recent conch poisoning cases in New Providence. The WSC said it’s been deliberate in its efforts to ensure the availability of clean, potable water at Arawak Cay, Potter’s Cay Dock…

Irate Straw Vendor Wants Audit

Source: Jones Bahamas One New Providence straw vendor is calling on the government to conduct an internal audit of the Straw Market’s accounts department.   Sharon Carey, who has been a straw vendor since 2001, claims she has been locked out of her stall from March 29th of this year, for alleged back payments.…

Prime Minister Plans to Meet Nurses Again

Source: Jones Bahamas Amid the brewing unrest between the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) and the Ministry of Labour, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said this past Saturday that he plans to review the matter and meet with them shortly. He said, “I have asked the nurses if they can commence relevant communication with…

MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMMITTEE AGREED

Source: Jones Bahamas The Cabinet has approved a medical marijuana committee, although the names of the individuals have not been announced. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said, “we now have to write the various different entities – Chamber of Commerce, University of The Bahamas, COBUS (SGA), business leagues. There are different entities so…

LEGAL ACTION PLANNED FOR DENYING CHILDREN SCHOOLING

Source: Jones Bahamas Local activist group, Rights Bahamas plans to take legal action over children reportedly denied schooling. In a statement, Rights Bahamas Education Committee Chairman, Dawrin Thompson argued that despite Education Minister, Jeffery Lloyd’s decree that no child in The Bahamas shall be denied the right to an education, certain public schools…

FAO ready to lend support to Barbados fisheries

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has been urged to outline its requests for assistance in dealing with matters within its fisheries sector, including the handling of Sargassum seaweed, and make a formal request to the Food… Link: FAO ready to lend support to Barbados fisheries

Jamaica: Senior citizen killed by dogs

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  ON July 21 Latoya Cole and her family members were to celebrate a special occasion, but tragedy struck in the wee hours of the morning, casting a dark shadow on a day that would have otherwise been filled with congratulatory smiles and well wishes. As Cole’s older sister Marsha…

Playing dolly house is serious business

Source: Trinidad Guardian Dion RoachPublished: Tuesday, August 14, 2018Rock-a-Bye Babies, Caribbean Queens and Ritzy Renditions, custom handmade dolls and their clothing lines, were recently launched at Upmarket, Woodbrook Youth Facility, Port-of-Spain by Yoko Fung and Christine Phillip. Rock-a-Bye Babies is a collection of handmade crocheted doll wear by Fung, while Caribbean Queens is a…

Island Boccia Players At World Championships

Source: Bernews Three Bermuda athletes, including Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward, were recently in action at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships. In the most recent action, Hayward lost 8-5 to Korean Sungjoon Jung and then lost to world number one David Smith 4-0 in his second game. Hayward only… Link:

It’s all ‘Bout Blue with Arielle

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Tuesday, August 14, 2018Spoken Word poet and artist Arielle John will be performing in her first solo show, Bout Blue, on Thursday, at the Little Carib Theatre, Woodbrook. The performance is part of a new initiative called the Atlantic Future Series, which will showcase indie artists every few months.…

Trini academic Liseli creates history

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2018On Sunday, August 5, Trinidadian-born Liseli Fitzpatrick crossed the stage as the first PhD in the Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, Ohio, an institution that was founded in 1870 with a student population of at least 60,000 students…

Sir Vidia—who he was, who he became

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2018In a letter to his father, a 19-year-old “Vido” Naipaul, as a lowly student at Oxford University, (in)famously wrote: “I want to come top of my group. I have to show these people that I can beat them at their own language.” It’s a familiar quote; the…

Carita Dee Show S01-E21

Source: Carib Vision Let’s help the one of the ‘Girlfriends’ Get A Life! Drop your motivation, your scriptures, your thoughts, your prayers, your love…anything that will help her feel better. THIS IS LIFE CHANGING! We are talking women, men, issues, parenting, relationships and more on the new nighttime talk show ‘Girlfriend Get A…

Open forum: Cyril E. King Airport Is an Eyesore

Source: St. John Source Cyril E. King Airport Appalling conditions at King Airport are hurting our economic recovery. It is now 11 months after the hurricanes, and the St. Thomas airport is still in a deplorable condition. The air-conditioning is barely functioning. Tons of ceiling tiles are missing, revealing the interior infrastructure damage to…

VI Student Tyrone Lake Wins FCCA Poster Competition

Source: St. John Source Tyrone Lake Tyrone Lake of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the winner of the Junior Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled “Present and Future,” which focused…

American Chamber of Commerce officially launched in Guyana

Source: Guyana Times …services a major element of Guyana’s GDP — Carl Greenidge The American Chamber of Commerce was officially launched in Guyana on Monday evening at the Marriot Hotel. The event was attended by a large section of the local private sector and representatives from the United States business community. Speaking at…

Pensioner gets 2 life sentences for child rape

Source: Guyana Times Several weeks after being found guilty of two counts of sexually penetrating a 10-year-old girl on May 30 and June 2, 2014 at a West Coast Demerara (WCD) village, Abdool Jamil, a 67-year-old pensioner, was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in jail. On Monday, he was ordered…

Ukrainians charged for assaulting Guyanese miners

Source: Guyana Times The two Ukrainian security guards who were seen assaulting Guyanese miners in a video that went viral are expected to be arraigned for several criminal charges on Tuesday. The men were arrested days after the incident, and are expected to make their appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after the…

Route 42 bus drivers protest M&CC’s relocation

Source: Guyana Times Route 42 (East Bank Demerara) bus drivers came out during Monday morning peak hour to protest the Mayor and City Council’s (M&CC’s) decision to relocate vendors to their park. The minibuses parked at “No Parking zones” and obstructing vehicular traffic on Monday They held a protest that started on Brickdam,…

Trade mission to visit Saba, Statia

Source: Saba News In­terExpo Caribbean NV in Curacao will organise its 27th trade mission “Connecting sustain­able businesses from the King­dom of the Netherlands, Carib­bean region and Suriname” to St. Maarten on November 27 and 28 Trade mission partici­pants will make business visits to Saba on November 29 and to St. Eustatius on November…

Bolt closes in on possible professional contract

Source: Antigua Observer SYDNEY, Australia, (CMC) – Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt’s dream to become a professional footballer could soon become a reality after he negotiated an “indefinite training period” with Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League. Since retiring from athletics in 2017, Bolt, who holds the 100m and 200m world records, has…

Benna Boys settle for second place finish

Source: Antigua Observer The Under-14 Benna Boys had to settle for a second-place finish in Group A of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-14 Boy’s Challenge series in St. Kitts. The Benna Boys, playing on Sunday, suffered their first loss of the tournament, falling to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 4-0 at the Warner Park…

EDITORIAL: More harm than good?

Source: Antigua Observer Regional air travel came to the fore recently with the announcement that Antigua and Barbuda was willing to support Dominica in its bid to maintain a campus of Ross University School of Medicine on that island, through the elimination of transit taxes for students passing through the twin-island state en…

Barbudan farmers grateful for troughs

Source: Antigua Observer Chairman of the Agriculture and Fisheries Committee of the Barbuda Council, Kendra Beazer, said that farmers on the sister isle are thankful for the troughs donated to them. “The farmers openly expressed gratitude and the Barbuda Council agriculture department was also pleased to be a part of the initiative. We…

No breach of Procurement Act

Source: Guyana Chronicle …MPI says rules followed in award of river bridge feasibility contract THE MINISTRY of Public Infrastructure (MPI) on Monday denied breaching the Procurement Act when it awarded Dutch firm LievenseCSO, the consultancy services for the feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River Bridge. The Public Procurement Commission (PPC)…

Guyana braces for dry spell

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Hydromet Department urges farmers to conserve water IN THE coming weeks, farmers are advised to carry out water conservation practices, as the dynamic and statistical El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) models predict weak to moderate El Niño conditions through to December, 2018. In a release, the Hydrometeorological Department has advised…

Mahdia officially a township

Source: Guyana Chronicle ACCORDING to an order which was signed and published in the Official Gazette last Thursday, the Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni) community of Mahdia has been designated a township. A release from the Ministry of Communities said the elevation of Mahdia to the status of a township, is in accordance with the pronouncement…

Guyana is open for business in all sectors’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President tells American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana President David Granger on Monday met with the executive members of the newly formed American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana at State House, where he noted that Guyana is open for business in all sectors including agriculture, mining and eco-tourism. “I am…

Third cop charged over learner drivers’ exam forgery

Source: Stabroek News A 50-year-old police sergeant was yesterday faced with 12 charges stemming from his alleged role in the forging of several questionnaires for the learner drivers’ theoretical examination, for which he was asked to post a total of $1.2 million bail for his release. Link: Third cop charged over learner drivers’

Ministry defends feasibility study award for new bridge – -in face of rebuke from procurement commission

Source: Stabroek News Citing time constraints and Cabinet’s blessing of the decision, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) yesterday defended the single-sourcing of a Dutch firm to do the feasibility study for the Demerara Harbour Bridge following a stinging rebuke last week by the Public Procurement Commission (PPC). Link: Ministry defends feasibility study

Disaster Funding for Puerto Rico Schools Still Unspent

Source: Puerto Rico Report Puerto Rico’s schools were devastated by Hurricane Maria, and they received $589,170,000 in disaster relief funds under the immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (RESTART) program. The funds were awarded in April, toward the end of a school year when many schools managed without electricity, running water, and textbooks.According to…

KSAMC undertakes study to fix Half-Way Tree

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is close to completing a study that will look into implementing changes in relation to illegal vending and other illicit activities in the greater Half-Way Tree area of the capital, says… Link: KSAMC undertakes study to fix Half-Way Tree

Professor warns of possible mass migration of Venezuelans to Ja

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton believes that Jamaicans must concern themselves with the political and economic turmoil devastating Venezuela, warning of possible mass migration into the island.In an interview with The Gleaner,… Link: Professor warns of possible mass migration of Venezuelans to Ja

Chuck:We try to protect our jurors!

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Persons being called to serve as juror need not worry about their safety, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has assured.”Once they are empanelled, we try to provide them with as much security at least in the precincts of the court,” Chuck said in an… Link: Chuck:We try to protect our jurors!

TTFF 2018 promises variety

Source: Newsday The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of fiction and documentary features and short films made in TT, the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora. The 13th edition… Link:

Costa Rican MDs Denounce Persecution of Colleagues in Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times “Not even in the great world wars has this happened, persecuting doctors, persecuting and destroying ambulances, health personnel,” said the president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica, Andres Castillo, during a forum organized by the Latin-Iberoamerican Medical Confederation (Confemel). Link: Costa Rican MDs Denounce Persecution of

Health City may push US system to innovate

Source: Cayman Compass There was a time when the American steel industry seemed invincible. The American automotive industry looked rock-solid. The American consumer electronics industry seemed untouchable. In every one of these cases, global competition changed the game forever. Will the same happen to healthcare in the United States? Link: Health City may

Opinions mixed on new DLP leader

Source: Barbados Today Verdicts ranged from ‘reasonable choice’ to ‘mere stopgap’ as a raft of top political observers offered Barbados TODAY their reactions to the election of Verla De Peiza to the helm of Democratic Labour Party (DLP). De Peiza possesses the qualities to weather the storms of taking the 63-year-old party forward…

Airbnb high

Source: Nation Newspaper At least 7 000 visitors came to Barbados during the just ended Crop Over festival using the growing Airbnb option. The figures made available to THE NATION on Monday by an Airbnb official showed that an… Link: Airbnb high

De Peiza’s big task

Source: Barbados Today The new leader of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Verla De Peiza has declared her mission is to rebuild the fractured 63-year-old party and ready it for the next general election. De Peiza, a former Government senator and the twice defeated candidate for Christ Church West, declared she was up…

Thieves hit Dover

Source: Nation Newspaper Thieves are making life a living hell for a number of small business people operating at Dover, Christ Church. The business people operating under the One Dover Association said they were fed up. Well… Link: Thieves hit Dover

Verla ‘must be given time’

Source: Nation Newspaper She will need time. That’s the reaction coming from various political figures as they have declared the newly elected Democratic Labour Party (DLP) president Verla DePeiza must be given time to stabilise… Link: Verla ‘must be given time’

Speed up prison promotion process

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Tuesday, August 14, 2018Association knocks PSC tardinessThere have been no promotions for Second Division prison officers for the past two years due to a delay by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in setting the criteria and selection process. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Prison Officers’ Association president Ceron…

Ex-civil servant facing jail time for $30K theft

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Trisha Marissa Jackson (39), a former facilities manager with the government who recently pleaded guilty to stealing around $30,000 from the public purse over a near five-year period while she worked as a civil servant, will be going to jail, the court warned on Monday. Following a sentencing hearing,…

Warriors force Game 5

Source: Nation Newspaper The finals have gone the distance again. Hilton Barbados Warriors forced that Game 5 after all, even without scoring, having held off Lumber Company Lakers for the final two minutes of Sunday’s 75-72… Link: Warriors force Game 5

Traffic chaos after flash flooding

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Tuesday, August 14, 2018Under the grim skies and persistent rainfall, thousands of commuters rushed for transportation to get home as flood waters rose across the country. According to the Meteorological Service, the Adverse Weather Alert #1- Yellow Level issued at 11.15 am yesterday was expected to continue today. The…

Mother detained after toddler’s drowning death

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Tuesday, August 14, 2018A 19-year-old woman was up to late yesterday assisting homicide detectives as they continued investigations into the circumstances surrounding the drowning death of her two-year-old daughter at Chaguaramas on Sunday. According to reports, around 4 pm, the woman, of Quarry Road, San Juan, was at Williams’…

Poor excuse!

Source: Barbados Today The man responsible for the decision to dig injection wells as a short-term fix for the south coast sewage problem has come out swinging in defence of his decision. In the wake of charges by Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams that the $3.7 million project had failed,…

Burglars target Bethel Methodist

Source: Barbados Today Who is targetting the safes at Bethel Methodist Church on Bay Street, The City? It’s a question left on the lips of office workers at the city church. The workers told Barbados TODAY the place of worship on Lower Bay Street was now fair game for robbers, who held up…

Report : Peruvian police probing death of Guyanese scholar

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Indrawattie Natram While parents, relatives and friends await the results of an autopsy following the sudden passing of 22-year- old Yogeeta Persaud, Peruvian officials have since launched a probe into her death. According to a report in the Peruvian media, police  confirmed that Persaud died suddenly while on a…

Day 5: Table Tennis Elite National League Results

Source: St. Lucia News Online RESULTS: St. Lucia National Table Tennis Association National Premiere Elite Summer Under 18 League. Tournament format 2 points for every match won and 1 point for every match lost. 5 matches are played in every team contest. Day 5. Tigers defeat Eagles 3-2. Tigers Cherese Darcheville lost to Eagles

Default hurting local businesses, says BCCI

Source: Barbados Today The organization which describes itself as the voice of the local business community has said the decision by the Mia Mottley administration to default of its foreign debt payment, and the subsequent downgrade by rating agency Standard & Poor’s, had taken a toll on businesses here. In a statement issued…

Cotton Tree Villager Fatally Stabbed in Belmopan

Source: Channel 5 Belize There were two murders in Belmopan on Saturday night. Both victims were stabbed to the neck and later succumbed at the Western Regional Hospital. The first fatal stabbing happened on Rose Garden Street at around seven o’clock. The victim is thirty-two year old Ronnie Daly. He was with some friends…

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