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February 23, 2018

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High murder rate cancels annual police sports day

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has voted almost unanimously to call off the annual police sports day amid soaring murder figures.The JCF confirmed yesterday that the annual police national sports day was raised during the… Link: High murder rate cancels annual police sports day

ExxonMobil Contract worse than slavery … Oil Experts say Company went above and beyond to tie the hands and feet of every Guyanese like an iguana

Source: Kaieteur News Chartered Accountant, Chris Ram When Kaieteur News examined the contracts, the oil giant, ExxonMobil signed with Guyana and compared it to the one it signed with the African country, Ghana, the disparities were alarming. In fact, Kaieteur News consulted with several international oil experts who were all convinced that Guyana’s…

25 Schools in Region Two Children’s Float Parade

Source: Kaieteur News Essequibians looked on with awe yesterday as the Department of Education, Region Two, rolled out its Children’s Mash Float Parade Competitions. The event had a rich blend of colour, culture and heritage managed to allure the attention of onlookers. The parade consisted of 25 schools from the nursery to secondary…

Contractor trailed from bank, shot in the head

Source: Kaieteur News Terry Singh An electrical contractor was shot in the back of the head and robbed of $600,000 some ten minutes after leaving a Republic Bank branch at Triumph, East Coast Demerara. Terry Singh, 38, was shot by a tattooed gunman around 13:00 hrs yesterday, just as he entered the compound…

GuySuCo no longer under Agri Ministry–Holder clarifies

Source: Kaieteur News Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder Speaking to reporters, on the sidelines of the opening of the National Dialogue on the thirty-fifth Regional Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean and Accountability of the FAO’s stewardship workshop held at Regency Suites, Brickdam, Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, yesterday confirmed that the…

‘Have no fear’

Source: Guyana Chronicle -President says frontline villages have nothing to fear -as GDF intensifies security at Kaikan Village PRESIDENT David Granger said that Guyana depends on ‘frontline’ villages such as Kaikan, located in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven), a stone’s throw from the border with Venezuela, to be the watchmen of Guyana’s borders. He…

$15B to reopen estates

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Gov’t seeks funds to restart operations at Skeldon, Enmore -workers to be rehired, estates to operate until sold THE government through the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) is looking to secure a loan of $10-$15 billion to fund the operations of the Skeldon and Enmore sugar estates that…

Efforts to sell baby thwarted by relatives

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN alleged plan crafted a few months ago to sell a newborn was thwarted on Wednesday by concerned relatives of the child. According to the relatives of the newborn baby girl, a deal was made to sell her to a Surinamese for $1.5M by her father. According to relatives, the…

Guyana Stores warned about workplace breaches

Source: Guyana Chronicle …given three weeks to rectify situation FOLLOWING a workplace inspection conducted by the Ministry of Social Protection just over one week ago on the Guyana Stores Limited (GSL), the commercial enterprise was issued with an ultimatum to rectify the breaches which were observed. The inspection which was spearheaded by Minister…

Illegal foreign miners granted amnesty to regularise

Source: Guyana Chronicle ILLEGAL foreign miners are being given a chance to regularise their status here, Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix announced Monday. Felix, during an outreach to the Mazaruni, Mining District Three, said “We are giving you a chance to come to the office in Georgetown with your passport and apply for…

TT fertility centre gets top rating

Source: Newsday ANGELA PIDDUCK THE Trinidad and Tobago IVF and Fertility Centre has been recognised as a top worldwide centre for health quality by an international accreditation body. The centre received top honours from a United Kingdom inspection team of experts from QHA Trent, which provides international healthcare inspections to the standards… Link:

Court boss tells PAC situation is ‘dire’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Court Administrator Suzanne Bothwell, appearing before the Public Accounts Committee Wednesday, told members that the situation at the court was dire. Called as a witness by the committee to talk about the qualifications for the audit of the judicial administration’s books, Bothwell was asked many questions about the management…

Belize City P.U.P.’s Manifesto to be Launched

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Thursday, Belize City’s P.U.P. slate will gather at the Neal Pen Road basketball court to publicly launch their manifesto. But we got a bit of a preview from mayoral candidate Bernard Wagner after his nomination today. He explains that as part of a “people-centered” agenda the P.U.P. aims for…

Gun in miss’ face

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Thursday, February 22, 2018Bandit takes teacher’s van in schoolyardHorrified after seeing their teacher robbed at gunpoint inside the school compound, Jordan Hill Presbyterian School students yesterday broke down in tears, prompting the early closure of the school. Anxious parents hurriedly picked up their children between 9 am to 11…

U.D.P. Take Over Streets in Afternoon

Source: Channel 5 Belize In the afternoon, it was the turn of the United Democratic Party’s supporters to show their muscle in Belize City where just a week ago, the People’s United Party held a mammoth convention.  The U.D.P. brought out its top guns, including the Prime Minister and other ministers to make their…

Carnival’s back

Source: Nation Newspaper Carnival Fascination sailed back into the Bridgetown Port yesterday morning amidst much fanfare. After an absence of about four months, the popular cruise ship, with 2 300 passengers on board, arrived… Link: Carnival’s back

Bajans: Shut up and drive

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians appear to be in favour of the new cellphone law, which makes driving while using a cellphone an offence. The legislation, which can see an offender being fined $2 000 and/or imprisoned for… Link: Bajans: Shut up and drive

Badjohn parents

Source: Newsday THE CIRCUMSTANCES surrounding the confrontation which took place at the Ste Madeleine Secondary School must be thoroughly investigated and if initial reports are corroborated, the parent involved must be made to feel the full brunt of the law. Not only must the Ministry of Education ascertain what happened on Tuesday… Link:

Cell block

Source: Nation Newspaper The days of motorists indiscriminately driving and using their cellphones are over. Police will be cracking down on this illegal action and enforcing the amended road traffic legislation that prohibits… Link: Cell block

Steelbender ‘not hooked on cocaine’

Source: Nation Newspaper He does not have a drug problem, said Shirlon McDonald Dowell. And the reason he once had no fixed of abode was because lawmen had evicted him from his home. Dowell, 61, of Bedford Lane, Roebuck… Link: Steelbender ‘not hooked on cocaine’

Carnival thumbs up

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is getting top marks for its cruise facilities from the cruise director of Carnival Fascination. “Barbados is great,” Marcelo Alvarado said aboard the ship in the Bridgetown Port yesterday…. Link: Carnival thumbs up

PM talks Carnival plot with top diplomats

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Thursday, February 22, 2018 Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley got together yesterday with representatives of Australia, Canada, United States and the United Kingdom to discuss T&T’s management of its recent national security “challenges.” A statement from the PM’s office said T&T’s successful management of its recent “national security challenges”…

East PoS residents call out Young

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, February 22, 2018 East Port-of-Spain residents yesterday dared Port-of-Spain North MP Stuart Young to walk the streets and show them the joint police and Defence Force patrol camps he spoke of in the Senate on Tuesday. The “call out” came yesterday as the residents, noting his claims in…

Vehicle thefts up 26 % in 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018Police say vehicle theft has continued to increase at an alarming rate across the country, with Nissan vehicles remaining popular for thieves. A source at the TTPS’ Stolen Vehicles Squad said high-end luxury vehicles are also being stolen, but this is few and far between. “We are…

Special policeunit yet to charge anyone

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, February 22, 2018 Hours after Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said T&T wasn’t immune from the scourge of terrorism, its associated link to the financing of terrorism, money laundering and corruption, the Financial Investigations Branch (FIB) of the T&T Police Service (TTPS) revealed there are currently investigating several cases…

Demerara U-17 Inter-association tournament | Georgetown, WBD prevail in low-scoring encounters

Source: Guyana Chronicle BOTH Georgetown and West Bank Demerara prevailed in separate low-scoring encounters yesterday when play in the Demerara Under-17 Inter-association tournament continued at two venues in Georgetown. Georgetown edged East Bank Demerara by eight runs at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground while West Bank Demerara triumphed over East Coast Demerara…

Table tennis team to take on CAC qualifiers next week

Source: Guyana Chronicle AHEAD of their participation at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia and as part of their preparation for the event, male and female table tennis teams are set to attend a Central America and Caribbean (CAC) qualification tournament in Cuba which commences on February 28 and ends March 3. Table…

New FIFA regional director to visit Guyana

Source: Guyana Chronicle RECENTLY-appointed FIFA Regional Director Marlon Glean will make his first visit to Guyana February 23-26, according to the Guyana Football Federation (GFF). The Grenadian Glean will visit GFF president Wayne Forde and his executive committee, as well as the Federation’s National Training Centre and will participate in the youth development…

GFF kicks off youth tournaments in Region One

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) held a two-day training course for a total of 47 coaches and referees of the Moruca Sub-District as part of strengthening the capacity of the Region for football development. The programme, held from February 17 to 18 in Moruca, was led by Lyndon France, GFF…

Bahamas Courts new airlift at Routes Americas

Source: Bahamas Weekly A delegation comprised of the top airlift experts in the country recently traveled to the annual Routes Americas Conference in hopes of luring new airlift opportunities for the Islands of The Bahamas. The event was held in Quito, Ecuador and attracted 650 delegates, 70 airlines and 150 airport representatives. The…

Drug bust at the airport

Source: Antigua Observer Over $20,000 worth of marijuana was seized by police at V.C. Bird International Airport on Wednesday. The police said that personnel from the K-9 Unit and Narcotics Department were on duty at the airport when one of the sniffer dogs detected drugs hidden inside two cardboard boxes. The boxes were…

TT jumps 24 spots in Corruption Perception Index

Source: Newsday   Trinidad and Tobago has jumped 24 spots on Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index, from 101 in 2016 to 77 in 2017. This means the country is perceived as being less corrupt in 2017 than the preceding year. The international anti-corruption advocates released their annual ranking on Wednesday. According… Link:

Closure of Cayman Islands George Town Landfill

Source: Cayman Eye News UPDATE: GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has successfully extinguished the fire that erupted at the George Town Landfill, today (Wednesday 21 February 2018). Fire crews and off-duty personnel worked for three hours to bring the blaze under control “Upon arrival, we found the fire was…

Cayman Brac Spring Weekend 9 – 10 March 2018

Source: Cayman Eye News Brac Spring Weekend is back and will take place from Friday to Saturday (9 -10 March 2018). The Youth Service Unit (YSU) is putting together a lively weekend in Cayman Brac for teenagers and young adults (13-18-year-olds). It will include a Brac Youth Forum, basketball and dominoes tournaments, as well…

Hospital security staff suspended in overtime probe

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government’s Internal Audit Service is looking into “irregularities” in overtime payments made to security officers working at the Health Services Authority, the Cayman Compass has confirmed. Link: Hospital security staff suspended in overtime probe

Savvy Entertainment’s ‘Vegas Night’ On Feb 24

Source: Bernews Savvy Entertainment is getting set to host their first official event in The Shed, Bermuda’s newest entertainment venue in Dockyard, located on Cross Island; the space was formerly used by Team BAR during the America’s Cup and will play host to Vegas Night on Saturday, February 24 from 7.00pm until… Link:

RBPF: Dangerous drugs found in South Bimini

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on the Island of Bimini, acting on information, are now in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs that was found. Reports are, that shortly after 10:00am, on Wednesday 21st February 2018, officers acting on information, went to an area on Alice Town, South Bimini where the discovery of…

The Queen recognises Saint Lucian volunteer

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has today, 22nd February 2018, recognised Delroy Alexander, of St. Lucia as the 16th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of his exceptional service leading sports development programmes for disadvantaged young people across the Caribbean. In the lead-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government…

Realtor makes eleventh hour confession

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A real estate agent who was on trial for theft this week came clean Friday, just before his case was to go to the jury for deliberation. After admitting that he stole $43,000 from a client who was trying to buy a piece of land, Antonio “Toni” Paolini (77)…

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  US President Donald Trump has expressed support for arming teachers and ending gun-free zones near schools at a White House event on gun violence. He floated the proposal as survivors of last week’s Florida school shooting implored him to make sure it never happens again. The Republican president also backed…

Sandals announces under 19 cricket sponsorship

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Sandals has announced a three-year sponsorship of the Saint Lucia Under-19 Inter-District Cricket competition worth over XCD$30,000 a year. The official announcement came during a press conference at the Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort in Saint Lucia, hosted by the company and officials of the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association.…

Argus unchanged despite significant trading

Source: The Royal Gazette Argus Group Holdings Ltd saw significant trading on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, but the insurers share price remained unchanged. Argus closed at 3. 92 as 38,500 of the companys shares changed hands. Butterfield Bank gained 1. 08, or 2. 4 per cent, in New York Stock Exchange trading. The Royal…

A Page from History: Hurricane Felipe in 1928

Source: Puerto Rico Report Hurricane Felipe, which made landfall in Puerto Rico in 1928, was the worst hurricane the Island had ever experienced before Hurricane Maria in 2017. While the states hit by Maria have generally rebuilt and life has largely returned to normal, Puerto Rico is still coping with the devastating damage of…

30 Minute Video: February 21 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:

Minister Speaks To ABIC About Health Strategy

Source: Bernews Earlier today, Minister of Health Kim Wilson spoke to members of the Association of Bermuda International Companies [ABIC] about the Bermuda Health Strategy and the health-related elements in the recent Budget. Minister Wilson said, “The Ministry of Health is one of the largest Ministries in the Government. Our mandate is… Link:

PartnerRe shakes off catastrophe losses

Source: The Royal Gazette PartnerRe Ltd reported net income of 72 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 despite taking a 120 million hit from wildfires in California. The Bermudian reinsurer, which is owned by Italian investment firm Exor, said operating losses were 28 million for the final three months of last year. Net…

Road Paving Project begins in New Providence

Source: Bahamas Weekly Motorists in New Providence can look forward to “smoother” drives. The Ministry of Works has embarked on a road paving project in New Providence which encompasses main arteries and some side streets. The project’s scope of works entails all New Providence streets that have been in a “poor” state for…

Tourist, 50, dies at East End

Source: The Royal Gazette A 50-year-old visitor from New York has died after collapsing this afternoon while sightseeing outside the Unfinished Church in St Georges. According to police, the medical emergency was reported at about 3. 30pm. The man was tended by his family along with members of the public until help arrived. He…

SG commends Saint Lucia’s leadership in sustainable development

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Secretary-General LaRocque SG commends Saint Lucia’s leadership in sustainable development From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has commended Saint Lucia for ensuring that issues related to sustainable development are placed at the forefront of the regional and international agenda.

Duo charged with gun, ammo possession remanded

Source: iNews Guyana Two men, a handyman and bartender, on Wednesday appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer to charges of illegal gun and ammunition possession. Colwyn Wright and Akeem Simeron both denied the charges, which stated that on February 20, they had in their possession a 9mm pistol along with 29 live…

Weather Forecast For Thursday February 22

Source: Bernews Thursday, February 22 is expected to see sunshine and clouds mixed, with the high to be near 21°C/69°F and the low to be near 18°C/64°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be north. The relative humidity is expected to be near 68%. Sunrise will be at 6.54am and… Link:

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Visitor

Source: Bernews The police have confirmed the death of a 50-year-old male visitor from New York, who collapsed while sightseeing in the east end this afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 3:30pm today [Wednesday] a medical emergency was reported. The incident occurred outside the Unfinished Church in St. Georges. “It appears… Link:

Black Sands smash records at national swim meet

Source: iWitness News Fifty-three Vincentian swimmers represented Black Sands Swim Squad (BSSS) at the CGM Gallagher Invitational Swimming Championships, at Shrewsbury Aquatic Centre Feb. 16-18. This event was the first opportunity the BSSS swimmers have had to compete in 2018 and the club said that its swimmers showed that hard work pays off. The BSSS team came away with…

Guyana Stores given 3 weeks to rectify breaches following workplace inspection – Social Protection Ministry

Source: iNews Guyana Following a workplace inspection conducted by the Ministry of Social Protection just over one week ago (13th February, 2018) on the Guyana Stores Limited (GSL), the commercial enterprise was issued with an ultimatum to rectify the breaches which were observed. According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the inspection, which…

“Rise Up Bequia Talent Expo”

Source: News 784 Rise Up Bequia Inc. is once again proud and excited to provide an avenue and opportunity for natives of the island to showcase their many talents through this year’s Talent Expo. The Clive Tannis Hard Court will come alive on Saturday, February 24 th, 2018 as patrons are awed and highly entertained…

Venezuelan women jailed for entering TT to buy food

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Venezuelan women jailed for entering TT to buy food appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) – Three Venezuelan women who appeared before a San Fernando magistrate this morning charged with illegally entering the country have each been sent to jail for one year. The

BISX Lists the Long Term Green Investment Fund Ltd.

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that shares of the Long Term Green Investment Fund Ltd. (the “Fund”) have successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process.  As a result, these shares have now been added to the roster of funds listed on the Exchange.  The…

Cuba: About Merit and Blame and the Revolution’s Achievements

Source: Havana Times It’s hard to define the “Revolution’s achievements”, not because there haven’t been any obvious improvements in Cuba since before 1959, but because allocating these achievements to the Socialist government because they overthrew the previous regime isn’t reason enough to give them all of the merit. Link: Cuba: About Merit and

Economy records real growth of 1.8 per cent in 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said that present estimates indicate that the Bahamian economy recorded real growth on the order of 1.8 per cent in 2017.  “This renewed buoyancy stemmed primarily from construction activity associated with on-going foreign investment projects, as well as…

OFFICIALS EXPLORE PLANE CRASH VIDEO

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionsio D’Aguilar said he’s just as eager as family members to find out if a video posted on social media that claims fishermen found the remains of the Aztec plane that went down last month in Andros, is true. At the moment, officials are trying…

No Timeline On Chief Justice Appointment

Source: Jones Bahamas There is no time line on the appointment of a substantive  Chief Justice for the Supreme Court. Two months after Sir Hartman Longley has vacated the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Press Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Anthony   Newbold told the media at…

NIA Bill To Be Debated Soon

Source: Jones Bahamas Despite being tabled last year,  the National Intelligence Agency bill has still not been debated in parliament. However National Security Minister Marvin Dames revealed that the legislation will be debated soon. Speaking to reporters  Monday,  Mr. Dames said debate on the NIA Bill is imminent. “I meet with our  Prime…

GB POISED TO BOUNCE BACK, SAYS MINISTER

Source: Jones Bahamas On the heels of that $4-billion-dollar Head of Agreement for a new Oil Refinery and  coupled with a job fair over the weekend in Grand Bahama this past weekend,  a Cabinet Minister says there seems to be glimmer of hope that the nation’s second city is poised for a bounce…

FEARS OVER REFINERY DEAL

Source: Jones Bahamas Although  it is being called  a $4 billion dollar deal  to boost the economy of east Grand Bahama, there are still many fears  concerning  the recent Heads of Agreement that the government signed with Oban Energies on Monday. These  concerns are specifically  about funding. Press Secretary Anthony Newbold, quelled the…

JCN's Tourism Symposium featured Tourism Minister D'Aguilar

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar took part in a Jones Communication Network (JCN) Tourism Symposium special feature last evening, February 20, 2018 along with a panel who discussed all aspects of the tourism economy.  Pictured during the production, from left: Graeme Davis, president, Baha Mar Resort;…

Contractor shot in robbery after leaving bank

Source: Stabroek News An electrical contractor of Enmore/Hope, East Coast Demerara, who was robbed and shot about 1 pm today at Foulis, ECD, is presently admitted in a stable condition at a private medical institution in Georgetown, the police said today. Link: Contractor shot in robbery after leaving bank

OM: “Pay your motor vehicle tax on time!”

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – With effect from 1 March 2018, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) will prosecute drivers who have not paid their car tax after that date. The Police Corps Curaçao (KPC) has now started the traffic controls and will intensify these after March 1, and penalize those who have not…

Putin Does Not Represent Russia

Source: Havana Times I think it is crucial to separate the leadership tactics of Vladimir Putin from the people of Russia. Putin is a mobster, grafter, nationalist, and authoritarian cold warrior. His snooping and corruption is not indicative of the Russian people, nor has it ever been. Link: Putin Does Not Represent Russia

Suicide Is Not the Answer

Source: Havana Times Maria Teresa Alvarez Martinez tried to take her own life when she was 23 years old. In Cuba, suicide is closely linked to wishes of wanting to be independent and thinking differently, not being accepted, being discriminated against or bullied. Link: Suicide Is Not the Answer

Dutch MPs as election observers in St. Maarten

Source: Curacao Chronicle THE HAGUE – Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Alexander Pechtold and Senator Meta Meijer will be part of the international team of observers at Monday’s elections in St. Maarten. The Permanent Committees for Kingdom Relations decided on who to…

Man shot on Petrotrin’s refinery compound

Source: The Montserrat Reporter Published on Feb 21, 2018 By Susan Mohammed Multimedia Desk Petrotrin’s Pointe a Pierre refinery   A man was shot on the Petrotrin’s Pointe a Pierre refinery compound in on Wednesday morning.The man, police were told, attacked Petrotrin security officers with a piece of iron. At around 2 a.m. officers…

US Congressional Delegation Visiting Cuba Meets with Raul Castro

Source: Havana Times Cuban President Raul Castro, who steps down in April, received on Tuesday a delegation of US congressmen visiting the island to discuss the alleged sonic attacks suffered by US diplomats stationed in Havana. Link: US Congressional Delegation Visiting Cuba Meets with Raul Castro

Knops stands behind Commissioner Franco

Source: Curacao Chronicle THE HAGUE – Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops will not honour a Party for Freedom PVV request to have a person from the Netherlands serve as the Dutch Government Commissioner in St. Eustatius. Knops made this clear in his reply on Tuesday to written…

Court, police station evacuated after alarm

Source: The Royal Gazette Magistrates Court and Hamilton Police Station were evacuated after an alarm this morning. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service attended the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building and the police station to investigate at about 10am. Shortly before 10. 15am, people were allowed to return to work. Link: Court, police station evacuated

Kohli closing on Viv Richards record

Source: iNews Guyana Prolific India batsman Virat Kohli is closing in on a record held by Windies legend Sir Viv Richards as he continues to dominate the bating during the ongoing tour of South Africa. Kohli, who has hit a real purple patch of form, has scored 830 runs in South Africa so…

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99

Source: St. Lucia Times NORTH CAROLINA, United States — The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his…

GPF issues traffic advisory for Mash 2018

Source: iNews Guyana The Guyana Police Force is informing members of the public that in order to facilitate activities relating to the Mashramani float parade 2018, the following intersections will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:00h until the end of the days’ activities; •      Camp Street & Thomas land •      Albert Street…

Once again white cat cracker powder in Wishi and Marchena

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The neighborhoods Wishi and Marchena were covered with a white granular powder yesterday morning. The Isla refinery admits that the powder comes from the refinery. “The powder comes from the cat cracker,” said spokesman Henri Cornelia last night in the news broadcast. Cornelia already warned last week for…

T&T: 15 years for setting wife on fire

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  LEVI DOLLOWAY, who was found guilty of unlawfully killing his wife, was yesterday sentenced to 15 years and four months behind bars. The welder, 37, who is also known as ­Roger, was charged with the murder of Arlene Fraser-Dolloway, who was burnt about the body while standing at a…

Alfonso Thomas named West Indies bowling coach

Source: iNews Guyana Cricket West Indies has appointed former South African fast bowler Alfonso Thomas as the bowling coach of the senior men’s team. The board made a number of changes to the coaching and support staff for the current squads keeping in mind the World Cup Qualifiers and the Women’s World T20…

Antigua: Murder accused admits to killing friend

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-Shawnoy “Moon” Anthony has pleaded guilty to murdering his friend Kezron “Virus” Meade. And, the dead man’s family said they’re pleased that “closure is finally coming” as they anticipate the sentencing which is set for March 16. Meade was 32 at the time he was gunned down on the…

Chamber music at Austrian film screening

Source: The Royal Gazette The Menuhin Foundation Adult Quartet will perform at a screening of the Austrian film ltigtThe Last Salonltigt this weekend. The event will be hosted by Katarina Hoskins, the Honorary Austrian Consul of Bermuda, and the Bermuda International Film Festival Purpose Trust at the Hamilton Princess on Saturday. Charles Knights,. ..

Tourism arrivals register record breaking increase for 2017

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The 2017 tourism performance saw Saint Lucia breaking all records with total visitor arrivals climbing to an all-time high of 1,105,541. The island also recorded the highest growth in 2017 among the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) member countries, registering an 11% increase. 2017 was characterized by sustained growth…

Famed evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Famed evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Billy Graham (CNN) – Evangelist Billy Graham — a confidant to presidents, a guiding light to generations of American evangelicals and a globe-trotting preacher who converted millions to Christianity — died Wednesday at

‘Making The Safety Of Our Children A Priority’

Source: Bernews Jonathan Jon Cumberbatch — a 55-year-old convicted child sex offender — is to be released from prison today, with the Government previously issuing a public notification and a number of groups noting their support for the Government’s decision to notify the public, while expressing concern about Cumberbatch being released and… Link:

Catamaran Fujin capsized near Saba – crew rescued

Source: Saba News Greg Slyngstad’s American Bieker 53 multihull Fujin has capsized during the RORC Caribbean 600 near Saba. All eight crew are safe. On Tuesday the ship was moored in front of Fort Bay, upside down. Stephen Cucchiaro’s Gunboat 60 Flow stood by until Dutch/ French authorities organised a rescue vessel. Preparations…

People have to be smarter – fire official warns

Source: Jamaica Star With a number of deadly fires since the start of the year, the chief fire prevention officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Acting Assistant Commissioner Floyd McLean, said that people need to start taking charge of their lives.He said structural… Link: People have to be smarter – fire official warns

Two homes come tumbling down – damage causes injuries, millions in losses

Source: Jamaica Star In less than a month, millions of dollars have gone down the drain after two homes collapsed in west rural St Andrew communities.Aspiring homeowners suffered tremendous losses and in one case, several persons suffered serious injuries.The latest… Link: Two homes come tumbling down – damage causes injuries, millions in losses

Over 40 candidates nominated to contest Grenada general election

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S –  Forty-five political candidates were nominated here on Tuesday – Nomination Day –  to contest the March 13 general election. The majority of the candidates will represent the ruling… Link: Over 40 candidates nominated to contest Grenada general election

Mashramani traffic advisory from Police

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Police Force is informing members of the public that in order to facilitate activities relating to the Mashramani float parade 2018 the following intersections will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:00h until the end of the days’ activities; Camp Street & Thomas land Albert Street & Wooldord…

iciHaiti – Justice : An unworthy and cruel mother !

Source: Haiti Libre The South East Departmental Director of the Office of Citizen Protection was informed of the case of a 9-year-old child in the custody of his father-in-law and his biological mother, who was burned severely and cruelly by its mother… Link: iciHaiti – Justice : An unworthy and cruel mother !

Govt Will Revise Height Restrictions In Hamilton

Source: Bernews Government will revise height restrictions in the Hamilton Economic Empowerment Zone for residential and mixed-use development, Premier David Burt in the 2018/19 Budget, with the Government also set to relax condominium ownership restrictions for approved developments. In addition, Government will temporarily increase land tax rates on commercial properties by 5%… Link:

Dream draw for Paget and Rangers

Source: The Royal Gazette A First Division team will reach the FA Cup final for the first time since 2007 after promotion chasers Paget Lions and Southampton Rangers were pitted against each other in the semi-final draw yesterday. It was the tie that both clubs and many neutrals wanted, with Rangers midfielder Quadir Maynard…

Cole proves quite the island ambassador

Source: The Royal Gazette Sometimes you know what you want but you do not know the sacrifices you will need to make. Cole Simmons knew he wanted a career in hospitality long before he entered the workforce. After a fateful introduction landed him the role of concierge at The Loren, he took the accomplishment…

Schools’ African awareness activities kick into high gear

Source: Nation Newspaper Schools across Barbados are celebrating African Awareness Month with a number of activities. St Boniface Nursery School, Sion Hill, St James, will be continuing its look at the African continent with… Link: Schools’ African awareness activities kick into high gear

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference

Source: Bernews A new Bermudian edition of a successful North American cyber-risk conference will be held later this year, the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] has announced. The inaugural International Cyber Risk Management Conference [ICRMC] Bermuda, presented by Canada’s MSA Research Inc, will take place December 6–7 at the Hamilton Princess &… Link:

Rugby: Digicel Middle School League Results

Source: Bernews The Digicel Middle School League held their latest round of Youth Rugby, with students from Whitney, Saltus, Warwick Academy and Sandys taking part. TN Tatem and Sandys Middle School U14 teams after their game U12s Saltus beat Sandys Middle School 20-10 Whitney Institute Middle School beat Sandys Middle School 25-20… Link:

Bermudian Student Killed In United Kingdom

Source: Bernews Nottinghamshire police have launched a murder investigation after 17-year-old Bermudian student Lyrico Steede died after suffering serious injuries after being attacked in Bulwell. A statement from the Nottinghamshire Police in the UK said, “A 17-year-old who suffered serious injuries in a stabbing in Bulwell last week has died. “Lyrico Steede, of… Link:

21 Feb Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 21 Feb Wed 2018 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Fresh easterly winds and rough seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a ridge of high pressure strengthens over the Northwest Caribbean. Radar images show a line of isolated showers south of Grand Cayman, moving…

Security net to stay in East Port of Spain following unrest

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Joint police and Defence Force patrol camps are remaining in East Port-of-Spain permanently and will be supplemented as necessary, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young says. Link: Security net to stay in East Port of Spain following unrest

Harrigan-Scott Gets Nod For Worlds After Narrowly Missing 60m Mark

Source: Island Sun Sprinter Tahesia Harrigan-Scott will compete in her fifth IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England, March 1-4 By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway Despite coming up 0.01 seconds short of making the automatic qualifying standard for the March 1-4 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England, veteran sprinter Tahesia Harrigan-Scott will be the…

Govt collects over $1B in environmental tax

Source: Guyana Times …no concrete plans outlined for usage of fund The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has managed to collect close to $1.2 billion in environmental taxes as of the end of last year, ever since its implementation on February 1, 2017. This is according to GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, who told…

Enmore families terrorised, robbed by gunmen

Source: Guyana Times Two Enmore, East Coast Demerara families were, in the wee hours of Tuesday, terrorised and robbed by three masked men who were all armed with handguns. Chatterpaul Persaud and his wife were reportedly confronted by the gunmen at about 02:00h on Tuesday, after the gunmen had reportedly gained entry into…

Puruni Landing operations under microscope

Source: Guyana Times …businesses encroaching on road Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, is examining how operations at mining landings, particularly Puruni, can be better regularised. Puruni Landing is strategically located in Mazaruni, Region Seven, and connects the lower and middle Mazaruni in Mining District Three. It is a thriving business…

PMS remain unbeaten

Source: Antigua Observer The action is heating up in the Senior boy’s division of the Cool and Smooth Inter-School Basketball league as a number of teams continue to show their dominance. One of those teams is Princess Margaret (PMS) who after a number of years have put themselves back into the race for…

DNA not gaining voter traction – pollster

Source: Antigua Observer Electoral newcomer, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is not gaining any traction with voters, even as its leader is enjoying some popularity with the people, according to a recent poll. The CADRES-executed survey, which was commissioned by the ruling Antigua Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP), has indicated that the party enjoyed…

Editorial: So close yet …

Source: Antigua Observer The results of the recent mock election held by the Free and Fair Election League and the poll executed by Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) have Antigua and Barbuda in an election frenzy. In every corner of our bit of paradise, the talk of a possible early election dominates the…

People use bleaching cream for lighter butts

Source: Jamaica Star Skin lightening products have been around for a while, and there are new products always emerging in the market.However, for Simone Shape, a cream she created is more about getting the dark areas on the skin to fit the person’s overall skin tone…. Link: People use bleaching cream for lighter

Daughter's kidneys stolen? – Mother wants independent pathologist

Source: Jamaica Star A Kingston mother is pressing her claim for a local hospital to allow her an opportunity to have an independent pathologist at her daughter’s autopsy.Nadine Evans’ daughter, Carell White, passed away at a hospital in Kingston on December 19, 2017…. Link: Daughter’s kidneys stolen? – Mother wants independent pathologist

Accused gets 23 years for killing elderly remigrant

Source: Stabroek News With his trial for the murder of 75-year-old remigrant Joyce Lewis set to commence yesterday morning, Kevon Alfred in an unexpected turn of events pleaded to the lesser offence of manslaughter. Link: Accused gets 23 years for killing elderly remigrant

PAC asks Auditor General to review Region Two administration’s accounts

Source: Stabroek News The Auditor General (AG) was asked to immediately dispatch a team on Monday to peruse Region Two’s financial records after the region’s engineer admitted that the accounting officer continued to breach financial rules. Link: PAC asks Auditor General to review Region Two administration’s accounts

Luis Dominguez executed in yard on 8th Street

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 19, 2018– Luis Dominguez, 35, a St. Thomas Street resident who was the father of a baby girl 2 years old and a son yet to make his entry into this world, had reportedly been drinking […] Link: Luis Dominguez executed in yard on 8th Street

Hummingbird Elementary girls and Belize Elementary boys to represent Belize District in Volleyball Nationals on Friday

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 19, 2018– The National Sports Council (NSC) coordinated Belize District Primary School Volleyball Tournament, which commenced on Monday, January 15, reached its finals last Thursday, February 15, when Hummingbird Elementary defeated Belize Elementary, 25-11, 25-5, for […] Link: Hummingbird Elementary girls and Belize Elementary boys to

Murder-suicide on Rose Lane

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 19, 2018– A crowd of onlookers gathered on the street in front of #5 Rose Lane on Saturday evening sometime after 5 p.m. A police crime scene tape cordoned off the area from the curious spectators, […] Link: Murder-suicide on Rose Lane

Belizean-flagged ship violating UN sanctions against North Korea

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 16, 2018– Reports in the international media say that a Belize-flagged ship has been spotted alongside a North Korean tanker about 250 kilometers east of Shanghai in violation of United Nations sanctions against North Korea. The […] Link: Belizean-flagged ship violating UN sanctions against North Korea

Farmers Growing Stronger on St. Croix

Source: St. John Source Dale Browne of Sejah Farms shows of his new nursery/greenhouse being built with the help of volunteers. (Susan Ellis photo) Even without much official relief aid, farmers on St. Croix are coping with the aftermath of September’s hurricanes with the help of volunteers, a few donations and through their own…

JUTC resumes service in violence-ridden August Town

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has resumed transportation services to August Town, St Andrew, after receiving reassurance that the area is now saturated with the security forces.On Monday, the state-owned bus company had suspended its… Link: JUTC resumes service in violence-ridden August Town

Traumatised August Town Primary students afraid to leave home

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Principal of August Town Primary School in St Andrew, Morlton Wilson, said that the ongoing violence in the community has created an atmosphere of fear and unease for students and staff at the institution, causing hundreds to stay home.The situation… Link: Traumatised August Town Primary students afraid to leave home

Wolmer's Boys defends $5,000 charge for Career Day

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Wolmer’s Boys’ School administration is defending its decision to charge students a total of $5,000 for their Career Day and luncheon package, which will be held in April.A letter that The Gleaner received from a disgruntled parent showed that… Link: Wolmer’s Boys defends ,000 charge for Career Day

Senate Hears of Post Hurricane Insurance Complaints

Source: St. John Source Division of Banking and Insurance Director Gwendolyn Hall Brady (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature) Many of the complaints received by the Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation since Hurricanes Irma and Maria relate to the issues of underinsurance and force-placed insurance, the division’s director Gwendolyn Hall…

A master of TT voice

Source: Newsday LISA ALLEN-AGOSTINI IF you like Caribbean stories, pick up a copy of Told by the River, Judith Theodore’s debut collection of short fiction. It’s a book of 13 stories, almost all set in Trinidad, brimming with folksy characters and the kinds of Caribbean situations readers will nod along to as… Link:

Chamely back as SLWA head

Source: Newsday ANGELA PIDDUCK JUSTINE Aboud-Chamely has been re-elected president of the Syrian Lebanese Women’s Association (SLWA) for one year. She leads a team of 13 women who comprise the executive committee made up of new and returning members. In her opening address after the election on January 24, recapping SLWA’s work… Link:

Black Panther from The Harpe

Source: Newsday WHILE the streets of East Port of Spain might have seemed like a scene of utter anarchy on Monday, a flower of positivity blooms. Teneisha Campbell is yet another Trinbagonian and a former La Cou Harpe, Observatory Street, resident (Harpe Place) who appears in the record-breaking Black Panther. Campbell appears… Link:

Daniel: TT athletes never felt appreciated

Source: Newsday FORMER TT Olympian Alvin Daniel said he is disappointed at the manner in which Richard Thompson is being treated, saying for far too long national athletes are not given the respect they deserve. He was referring to an exchange of emails between Thompson and sport development associate at the Ministry… Link:

Work on Lindo Creek CoI ongoing

Source: Guyana Chronicle …commission says several persons interviewed, public hearing to begin soon THOUGH public hearings have been postponed until forward notice, the Commission established to enquire into the 2008 Lindo Creek Massacre is working behind the scenes with relatives of the murdered victims, who have come forward. The Commission of Inquiry (CoI),…

Six allegedly busted with compressed cannabis at Itabali

Source: Guyana Chronicle SIX persons, inclusive of a female, were taken into custody on Monday afternoon by police ranks stationed at the Police checkpoint at Itabali, Puruni Road, Mazaruni River, Region Seven. Reports are that the individuals were arrested after the lawmen manning the checkpoint allegedly found a total of 662 grammes of…

23 years for killing 75-year-old woman

Source: Guyana Chronicle …judge says he didn’t think accused was remorseful KEVON Alfred,26,was on Tuesday morning sentenced to 23 years imprisonment for the 2014 murder of 75-year-old Joyce Lewis, having changed his plea to guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. Alfred told the court that on March 25, 2014, he borrowed a…

Vessel sinks in Moruca River, two hospitalised

Source: Guyana Chronicle Ramesh Maniram, the captain of the M.V. Three Brothers, and Ventle Jainarine one of four sailors who were aboard the vessel when it caught afire on Monday, are currently hospitalised at the Suddie Hospital, Essequibo Coast. The ship subsequently sank. Police said that the incident occurred at about 10:00hrs in…

STEPHENS: CARLYLE

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018STEPHENS: CARLYLE age 82, re-tired Auditor, passed away peace-fully on Saturday 10th February, 2018. Son of Roderick and Enid Stephens, he is survived by his wife, Janet Stephens and his children, Michael, Margaret, Frances, John Paul and Gerard. Brother of Ena (dec.), Lancelot (dec.), Barbara (dec.), Kenwyn,…

ARCHER, DAVID “ARCHIE”

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018ARCHER, DAVID “ARCHIE” passed away peacefully on Sat-urday 10th February, 2018. Hus-band of Elizabeth. Father of Fred, Clayton, Alix, Adam and Andrew. Grandfather of Megan, Kirsten, Keifer, Zac, TZarna, Heidi, Kaela, Chantal and David Bruce. Father-in-law of Shelly, Wendy and Wayne. Brother of Patrick, Marcia, Maurice, Stephen,…

HARRIS: GERALD BERTRAM

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018HARRIS: GERALD BERTRAM passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Son of: Malcolm Harris and Mary Sweeney. Husband of Pamela Harris neé Extavour. Father of Hazel, Dale, Reneé and Dion. Grandfather of Jaidan, Dax and Mykah. Father-in-law of Tracey and Alex. Brother of Vilma Warner. Brother-in-law,…

Streetcars can boost transport

Source: Nation Newspaper Now that there is a call for the marking of the old train line, I thought it appropriate to propose an idea of streetcars that would greatly enhance the mass transit of passengers across Barbados. … Link: Streetcars can boost transport

Rotary Burger Van Gets Facelift from Bahamas Waste

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamians living on New Providence in the past two decades have likely seen the Rotary Club of East Nassau’s Burger van, which has become synonymous with the now world famous ‘Rotary Burger’. Over the past 20 years the Burger Van has been well recognized at fundraising efforts and assisted countless…

Rose Ramdehol, Petra, team up for Futsal tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE upcoming annual Petra Futsal football tournament will feature goodies for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a spectator following collaboration with Rose Ramdehol Auto Sales. The company is the local franchise holder for the Hero motorcycle brand and yesterday handed over two of its Dawn 150 motorcycles as part…

Milo U-18 football continues today

Source: Guyana Chronicle YOUTH football action will this afternoon invade the Ministry of Education ground when the Milo Schools Football tournament resumes. The double-header today will feature Business School playing Charlestown Secondary from 16:00hrs with Chase Academy and Annandale meeting in the afternoon’s closing game. Those games open the third round of action…

National Race of Champions Round One set for March 25

Source: Guyana Chronicle CIRCUIT-racing fans have begun counting the days to the early anticipated Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) National Race of Champions Round One for 2018. The first major circuit race of the year is expected to feature several of the country’s top riders and drivers when the action gets…

Parfitt-Williams joins Slovenian side

Source: The Royal Gazette Djair Parfitt-Williams will be hoping to resurrect his football career in Slovenia after signing for top-flight side NK Rudar Velenje. The 21-year-old forward has been looking for a new club since last summer when Premier League club West Ham United decided against renewing his contract. Parfitt-Williams, once regarded as one…

Lot more needed for salvation plan, says Herbert

Source: Nation Newspaper It is a myth that the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRP) is the blueprint for Barbados’ economic salvation, as being touted by Government. Rather, it is “a long list of unprioritised objectives… Link: Lot more needed for salvation plan, says Herbert

PCA urges citizens with evidence to come forward

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 GEISHA ALONZO Police Complaints Authority (PCA) head David West is urging citizens who have any information which can help them in their probe into the police killing of 25-year-old Akel “Christmas” James to come forward. West made the comment yesterday, as he confirmed the PCA was…

Security net in East PoS

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, February 21, 2018Cops, army stay in area for nowJoint police and Defence Force patrol camps are remaining in East Port-of-Spain permanently and will be supplemented as necessary, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young says. Young gave the update in the Senate yesterday when he…

Afternoon Murder in Twin Towns

Source: Channel 5 Belize Gian Espat There’s another murder to report tonight. Twenty-four-year-old Santa Elena caretaker Gian Espat was chopped to death in the west. Just before midday today, police found Espat’s body inside a wooden house at Capital Heights in the Trapiche area of Santa Elena Town. Espat’s was found lying on a…

United protest stuns James

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The woman who raised police shooting victim Akel “Christmas” James as a child admits he got out of hand in his later years, but says she was stunned the entire community came out to protest over his killing by the police. Geraldine Baptiste was brought…

Toddler Drowns in Silk Grass

Source: Channel 5 Belize A three-year-old toddler from Silk Grass, Stann Creek District, lost his life by drowning in a well in the village. The boy, Keon Martinez, lived with his grandmother, fifty-one-year-old Francine Augustine.  He had been playing on Monday afternoon between one and four o’clock and then disappeared.  His mother, twenty-four-year-old Chelsey…

Mexico’s Gain is Free Zone’s Loss

Source: Channel 5 Belize Business at the Commercial Free Zone continues to be affected by Mexican consumers purchasing goods and services in their homeland, instead of shopping in Belize.  The exclusive business location was established in Corozal in 1994 to attract foreign direct investment.  While it has grown considerably over the past two decades,…

Desal plant ‘on our land’

Source: Nation Newspaper Two members of the Archer family from Black Rock, St Michael, dropped a bombshell at a town hall meeting held by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) at St Stephen’s Anglican Church on Monday night. … Link: Desal plant ‘on our land’

Will Trade Agreement Help?

Source: Channel 5 Belize According to Juarez, there are instances where prices on the shelves at the free zone aren’t as eye-catching as they are across the border.  While he could not provide an exact number in terms of closures, Juarez told News Five today that a partial scope trade agreement is in the…

Vaginal discoveries at the Big Black Box

Source: Trinidad Guardian Wesley GibbingsPublished: Wednesday, February 21, 2018Together WI’s production of Eve Ensler’s 1996 theatre hit, The Vagina Monologues, brought a delightful mix of new and experienced talent to the Big Black Box stage over the weekend. It was not the first time the provocative episodic play had reached a local stage. The…

Teen charged in connection with shooting death

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged 17-year-old Isaiah Abraham Cody Wiggins, of Scarborough, Christ Church with the offence of serious bodily harm. This is in connection with the shooting death of Kesmar… Link: Teen charged in connection with shooting death

Tight security for Agrofest

Source: Nation Newspaper Chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul, is reassuring the public that tight security will be in place for Agrofest this weekend. He was speaking to the media… Link: Tight security for Agrofest

All we want is justice say angry residents

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The youths of East Port-of-Spain have made a pact to stand up together against the police officers they maintain killed Akel “Christmas” James in cold blood. This was evident yesterday, the day after their protest over James’ killing brought east Port-of-Spain to a standstill. Another…

Brand alert

Source: Nation Newspaper The brands will now be lining up to pounce on the 89 businesses which are selling fake items in Barbados. This has been revealed by local attorney for Puma, Mark Hope, as director and owner of Ouch… Link: Brand alert

Curaçao sends observers to St. Maarten elections

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE – Election observers from Curaçao together with delegates from Aruba and the Netherlands will oversee the snap parliamentary elections held in Sint Maarten this coming Monday. The Undersecretary for Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops informed the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament about this in a letter. The…

Cayman Islands PAC Meetings begin Wednesday (21)

Source: Cayman Eye News The Financial Reporting of the Cayman Islands Government General Report 2015 and 2016 Financial Audits Hearings are being held as follows. Hearing on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at 9am. (Public Hearing); Hearing on Thursday, 22 February 2018 at 10am. (Public Hearing); Hearing on Friday, 23 February 2018 at 10am. (Public Hearing). Link:

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Source: Bernews Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was interviewed at Fintech World’s: Blue Chip ICO’s Road Show at The Harvard Club, New York City, with the Minister discussing blockchain and cryptocurrency. “This is an opportunity to Bermuda to diversify,” Minister Caines said. “Blockchain technology is now enveloping the world and and… Link:

Pirates Caves area gets face-lift

Source: Cayman Compass A husband-and-wife team are breathing life back into the Pirates Caves site in Bodden Town to give tourists and locals a place to relax and have fun. Link: Pirates Caves area gets face-lift

Report finds issues with most beach access paths

Source: Cayman Compass The vast majority of public access paths to Cayman Islands beaches are either blocked, neglected and overgrown with vegetation, or lacking proper signs, according to a comprehensive survey. Link: Report finds issues with most beach access paths

BNAA Track & Field Meet Day #2 Results

Source: Bernews The Bermuda National Athletics Association’s Track and Field season resumed with the second day of the Flyers Track Meet at the National Sports Center. Elisha Darrell won the Under 20 High Jump with a leap of 1.95m, while Bruce De Grilla won the Boys Long Jump Open leaping 7.15m. Sakari… Link:

Auditor invites public opinion on oversight

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With plans to undertake five performance audits this year, looking at education, diversifying the economy, efficiency of the court system, improving financial accountability and transparency, and government’s use of outsourced services, the Office of the Auditor General is asking the public for their thoughts on the planned agenda. Auditor…

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