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December 13, 2017

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Discontinuation of registered mail service to Canada

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that Canada has discontinued the use of the registered mail service offered by the Universal Postal Union. As a result, with immediate effect, the Barbados Postal… Link: Discontinuation of registered mail service to Canada

Police storm Parliament

Source: Guyana Times …Juan Edghill prevented from asking questions …Police hit, assault female Opposition MPs By Samuel Sukhnandan Just before Parliament was scheduled to go to recess at noon on Monday, chaos erupted in the hallowed chambers after Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Juan Edghill refused to follow the instruction of the Speaker…

“None of us wants chaos in Parliament” – Trotman

Source: Guyana Times …defends Speaker’s decision …it’s a matter of legality – Harmon In light of the unprecedented chaos created in Parliament during Monday’s sitting of the National Assembly, the Government side of the House feels that the Opposition displayed grave disrespect for the Speaker of the House, Dr Barton Scotland. Natural Resources…

Receptionist’s body found in BV cemetery

Source: Guyana Times …face disfigured; 5 in custody Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the ghastly murder of 18-year-old Qualfon receptionist Raynelle Benfield. Benfield, of Lot 99 Canterbury Walk, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was discovered dead in a cemetery in her home village, with her face completely disfigured. Residents made the discovery…

Not guilty: Kwame McCoy freed

Source: Guyana Times … 1 jailed for throwing faeces at Freddie Kissoon Jason Abdulla, one of the men charged for throwing faeces at Freddie Kissoon, was on Monday jailed for six months. Jason Abdulla Abdulla was found guilty by Magistrate Judy Latchman. The accused, along with People’s Progressive Party’s Public Relations Officer Kwame…

Woman with baby and gun is a cop

Source: Newsday The woman depicted in three pictures on social media holding a baby in one hand and a gun in another, is a police officer. Police have confirmed the identity of the woman through a release sent to the media after the pictures began circulating on social media, and raising the… Link:

Man fined for counterfeit money

Source: iWitness News A 44-year-old Paul Over man was on Monday ordered to pay a fine of EC$6,000 after he was found guilty of possession of 30 counterfeit EC$100 notes. David Legair’s lawyer, Israel Bruce, had, last week Monday, Dec. 5, asked Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias to find his client not guilty of the charge.…

Bird-Browne shows spark

Source: Antigua Observer One of the major criticisms in the wake of the revelation that Maria Bird-Browne would be following her illustrious family members into the political arena was that she was “too soft” for politics, which one observer dubbed a blood sport. Her low-key public persona has fed that perception and people…

ABEC ‘ready’ as PM teases on election date

Source: Antigua Observer If the prime minister decides to call the general election now, the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) is ready for the process. This is what Public Relations Officer of ABEC, Elisha Graham, told OBSERVER media yesterday, hours after Prime Minister Gaston Browne again teased that “elections will come like…

Tameka Lundy appointed AVP University Relations

Source: Bahamas Weekly In this capacity, Mrs. Lundy will have a dedicated focus on the overall strategic marketing and communication initiatives and programmes that interpret the mission of the University to its multiple constituents in order to create a climate of public and private support. She will lead the development of an evolving…

Giving Thanks Is Essential

Source: St. John Source Dear Source: Two category five storms, Irma and Maria, have indeed tested the core of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and have taught us that in all things we must give thanks.  Today, I join the many in giving thanks as a people for life; thanks for the…

[Videos] PPP/C MPs clash with cops over Edghill ejection

Source: Stabroek News Photos by Keno George The start of the consideration of the estimates of the revenue and expenditure for 2018 descended into chaos yesterday when opposition MPs faced off against police over a bid to physically remove member Juan Edghill from the parliament chamber and PPP/C members claim they were assaulted…

Body of murdered BV girl found in cemetery

Source: Stabroek News The body of an 18-year-old Qualfon employee was yesterday morning discovered in a cemetery at Triumph, East Coast Demerara with her face mutilated and the police have since arrested five persons for questioning. Link: Body of murdered BV girl found in cemetery

Bring back the old time days

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017Holistic Christmas Jazz Atelier: Gifts of Music, Art & Cuisine…Years ago, the majority of holiday gift-giving in T&T consisted of creative originals—music, art, food and drink. In light of the current economic recession, Holistic Music School will continue this tradition and develop the creative, intellectual, social, spiritual,…

Music industry talk conference hits the spot

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Tuesday, December 12, 2017Creativity abounded at the Caribbean Dance Music (CDM) Conference 2017 as producers, songwriters, artistes and audience members came together to produce a CDM track live. Another highlight of the conference was the launch of On Lock Records by partners CDMC organiser Karilee Fifi and Kitwana “Kit”…

Contempt in the House

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PPP MP, disobeys Speaker …colleagues seen assaulting policeman IN what was another show of contempt in the National Assembly, a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament (MP) on Monday refused to obey an order by Speaker Barton Scotland, dragging the House into its worst crisis yet where police guards…

Jason Abdulla takes the rap

Source: Guyana Chronicle –for dousing Freddie Kissoon with faeces PEOPLE’S Progressive Party (PPP)’s Jason Abdulla will be spending Chritmas behind bars, after being convicted and sentenced to six months in jail for throwing faeces on newspaper columnist, Freddie Kissoon. His two cohorts, on the other hand, former government information liaison officer, Kwame McCoy…

Broomes flays PPP for trivialising rape

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Lisa Hamilton THE mayhem which erupted during Guyana’s 79th Sitting of Parliament resulting in members of the opposition shouting ‘rape’, despite the absence of any form of sexual activity, is disrespectful to women, says Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes. Broomes made these comments in reference…

No need to rush

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Min Jordan says enough available to set up Sovereign Wealth Fund THERE is no need to rush the establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund here, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said as he poured ‘cold water’ on Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s more than three-hours-long presentation in the National Assembly last Friday.…

Mutilated Qualfon teen found in cemetery

Source: Guyana Chronicle FIVE persons are being questioned following the brutal murder of 18-year-old Raynelle Benfield whose body with her face mutilated was discovered in the Muslim Cemetery along Beterverwagting main road on Monday morning. Police said she was last seen alive by her colleagues at 18:00hrs on Saturday. Detectives are of the…

Hydro Tech, La Forest take Guaya to League title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Army hammered 6-1, while UTT edge Santa Rosa 1-0Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017The community of Guayaguayare, known popularly as a fishing village in south-east Trinidad, has just broadened its scope as a feeder for national footballers, courtesy Hydro Tech Limited, the premier supplier of integrated solution services within the upstream oil…

Older women find solace in casinos

Source: Newsday Gambling is a fond pastime for many Trinis. In fact, it is so popular the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) recorded a $300 million profit for 2016/17, this September. However, as many arguments have been posited, there are negative social consequences to it as well. In last Sunday’s Newsday, Social… Link:

Keeping your emotions in check

Source: Newsday Sandrine Rattan writes a weekly column for the Newsday called With Women In Mind. Never strike out of anger if at all possible; this will give your enemy the advantage and strengthen his resolve and psyche – Soke Behzad Ahmadi Day after day I continue to witness incidents where individuals from… Link:

Pan in D Rosa steps up game

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ A band of youths from San Fernando touched down in Arima and upset the music chart at the seventh edition of Pan in D Rosa. Playing in position three, San City Steel Orchestra went all out to capture the large crowd of pan music lovers on Lime Boulevard,… Link:

Local entity makes play for Monymusk Sugar Factory

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A Jamaican-owned entity, Yallahs Inter-national Inc, has initiated discussions with Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) to acquire the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon.”Yes, we have reached out to JAMPRO and Petrojam with our business model and… Link: Local entity makes play for Monymusk Sugar Factory

Health Check | SRHA making strides

Source: Jamaica Gleaner In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public-health facilities, ordered an internal audit in the four regional health authorities to “determine safety and functionality of the… Link: Health Check | SRHA making strides

Chandiram hailed for love for people

Source: Jamaica Gleaner His extensive work with the Hosana House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust (HCPT) was one of the many things that stood out in the minds of mourners who came out to celebrate the life of Pokar Chandiram at his thanksgiving service yesterday.At the… Link: Chandiram hailed for love for people

Cruise ship comes calling in Kingston; little spending, though

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Vendors at the Kingston Craft Market (KCM) were yesterday left disappointed by the low number of sales of their merchandises despite hundreds of cruise passengers roaming their space for at least five hours.The cruise vessel, the MS Monarch, which… Link: Cruise ship comes calling in Kingston; little spending, though

Shabazz to get U-20 contingent by Friday

Source: Newsday National Under-20 women’s head coach Jamaal Shabazz will enjoy a full complement of players from Friday as he continues this country’s build-up towards the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva from January 18-28. Shabazz saw his team go under 2-0 to the TT senior… Link:

Freedom House staffer jailed for throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Source: Kaieteur News Jailed: Jason Abdulla Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman, yesterday sentenced Freedom House operative, Jason Abdulla, to six months’ imprisonment for throwing faeces on newspaper columnist and social activist Frederick Kissoon after founding him guilty of the charge. Kwame McCoy, former Liaison Officer to the President, during the tenure of the People…

Teen’s body found in cemetery with face bashed in

Source: Kaieteur News Boyfriend among five in custody Dead: Ranella Benfield In what could be described as one of the most gruesome murders in recent times, the body of an 18-year-old receptionist was found early yesterday morning in a cemetery at Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD) with her face bashed in and the…

Auditor General to probe collapsed GECOM Office

Source: Kaieteur News  – no evidence Town Council gave permission for works The collapsed building The Office of the Auditor General has indicated that it will be launching a probe to determine the circumstances under which a Berbice office of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) collapsed Saturday. Yesterday, Mayor of Corriverton, Krishnand Jaichand,…

Norway refuses to work with Guyana on oil and gas

Source: Kaieteur News By Abena Rockcliffe- Campbell Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman The Government of Norway has recently rejected Guyana’s application to get assistance from its Oil for Development (OfD) programme. Recently, Kaieteur News learnt that the government had sent its application for the programme to be extended here and was rejected.…

Security Guard Murdered; 2-Week Break in City Snapped

Source: Channel 5 Belize Baltazar Sarmeinto Ponce For a period of two weeks since November twenty-fourth, there were no murders recorded in the city, but shortly after midnight on Friday, the lifeless body of Baltazar Sarmeinto Ponce was discovered at his workplace.  The Honduran watchman was shot to the head while on duty at…

In San Ignacio, Israel Chuc Dies Suddenly

Source: Channel 5 Belize Alejandro Cowo In the case of the lifeless body of thirty-four-year-old Israel Chuc, a resident of Santiago Juan Layout in San Ignacio, police do not suspect foul play. Chuc’s body was discovered on Sunday morning in the vicinity of Branch Mouth Road.  It had a faint trace of blood on…

Inmate to be Charged with Raping Another

Source: Channel 5 Belize The sexual assault of an inmate, an alleged rape that occurred at the Belize Central Prison, is being investigated by police and it is expected that the perpetrator of that crime will appear before the court by Tuesday.  News Five first reported the incident last Tuesday, when the family of…

Sewage pain

Source: Nation Newspaper The stench of sewage is causing patrons of one south coast restaurant to stay only long enough to view the menu. However, two restaurateurs in the area yesterday told the DAILY NATION they had faith… Link: Sewage pain

Fire Hits Market Stall

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Michael Finnegan Market, formerly known as Queen’s Square Market, was the scene of a fire over the weekend.  On Saturday afternoon, a stall that was being occupied by fifty-two-year-old Pearl Usher, at the corners of Hicattee Street and West Collet Canal went up in smoke sometime after midday.  Belize…

Digicel names new CEO

Source: Barbados Today Digicel customers can expect a significant change at the helm of its regional operations come next year. In a statement today, the Irish-based telecommunications giant announced the appointment of Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau as group chief executive, effective February 2018. He will succeed Colm Delves who has cited for personal and…

TRINIDAD – Mom killed, daughter critical

Source: Barbados Today A 44-year-old mother of two was killed and her daughter and three other people were injured, after a gunman opened fire in a Manzanilla bar on Saturday night. The attack, which left Savatri Narine dead and her 18-year-old daughter Nirrmalaa in critical condition at hospital last night, has thrown the…

Puerto Rico and the Stafford Act

Source: Puerto Rico Report In the wake of Hurricane Maria, many Americans discovered the Jones Act, making the connection between an early 20th century law and U.S. territories suffering from natural disasters. There’s another 20th century law that affects Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria: the Stafford Act. The Stafford Act,…

Car thieves steal Suzuki Sidekick from GT

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): While Hondas have proved to be a firm favourite among local car thieves, this weekend the auto bandits turned their attention to a Suzuki Sidekick, which they stole from Main Street in George Town between 8am on Wednesday, 6 December, and 7:30am Friday 8 December. The blue car, registration…

UK border bosses seconded to Cayman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Colin Brown, the head of the UK Border Force National Targeting Centre, and Phil Bostock, a commander in the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), will be arriving in Cayman in January to begin a secondment here to oversee changes to local border protection and search and rescue services.…

Fenty apologizes for calling policeman a ‘Johnny’

Source: Barbados Today A 39-year-old man today apologized to the Royal Barbados Police Force for insulting one of its officers in the execution of his duties. Renaldo Peter Fenty, of Apartment No.3, Harts Gap, Christ Church, told Police Constable Kendrick King “I does pay your f****** salary, ya Johnny. You is a Johnny,”…

Female cook admits to assaulting Chefette co-worker

Source: Barbados Today A 37-year-old cook, who pleaded guilty to assaulting her former co-worker while on the job, is out on $2,500 bail. Sharon Natasha Knight, of Greaves Land, Goodland, St Michael, owned up to assaulting Nicole Reid on June 25, 2016, occasioning her actual bodily harm. The two women, according to prosecutor…

A mother’s rage

Source: Barbados Today “I duh want to kill him!” This was the cry of a young mother in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today after pleading guilty to wounding a 54-year-old man, charged with indecently assaulting her 11-year-old daughter. The 35-year-old mother, who lives in a St Michael community, stabbed the accused man…

Lodge crowned champs

Source: Barbados Today The Lodge School created history when they celebrated their first National Sports Council Senior Schools Knockout title in 24 years, compliments a hard-fought 69-65 victory over the Combermere School this afternoon at Pinelands Court. Rachad Hall delivered a big performance as he produced a game high 26 points for Lodge…

SBA Loans to Virgin Islanders Top $108 Million

Source: St. John Source The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $108 million in low-interest disaster loans for businesses and residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the SBA announced recently. “Currently, 1,450 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $108,570,500 for affected survivors. The…

Gimme 5 – Daughter Accepts Mom’s Grand Prize

Source: Channel 5 Belize Channel Five’s twenty-fifth anniversary as a television station came last year. But last week our longest-running program other than this newscast marked a similar anniversary too. That’s right; it has been twenty-five years since Gimme 5 first premiered on this station in 1992. And while it’s always fun to win…

Christmas at Stella Maris

Source: Channel 5 Belize It is the season for giving and the children at Stella Maris Primary School had a day of fun-filled activities complete with gifts from Santa Claus at the Radisson. The Christmas party sponsored by the Belize Bank took place today. Their excitement was contagious; aside from the gifts and games,…

PLB Champions Verdes Rules Sports Monday

Source: Channel 5 Belize Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…] Link: PLB Champions Verdes Rules Sports Monday

Piggott

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017Former Educational Facilities Company Ltd (EFCL) chairman Arnold Piggott has insisted he was not forced out from the organisation by the People’s National Movement (PNM) or by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as publicly perceived, but rather left on his own volition. “I was not asked to…

Piggott claims PP, PNM interference at EFCL

Source: Trinidad Guardian GEISHA ALONZO Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Former Education Facilities Company Ltd (EFCL) chairman Arnold Piggott has described the organisation which he inherited as one in which collusion, bid-rigging, favouritism, nepotism and political interference were rampart. He also alleged interference from high-ranking officials in the current Cabinet and the Ministry of…

Tobago prisoner escapes custody

Source: Trinidad Guardian Casandra Thompson-ForbesPublished: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 A manhunt is in progress for a prisoner who escaped from a cell at the Scarborough Police Station over the weekend. The T&T Guardian understands that Samuel Maharaj, 25, of Mt. Zion, Whim, a repeat firearm and ammunition, robbery and house breaking offender was arrested…

HDC unable to help Josephs further

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 The Housing Development Corporation says it cannot do anything more for former national heavyweight boxer Wendel Joseph and his wheelchair-bound wife Erica. The HDC made the comment in a press release in response to the latest media reports which suggest the Josephs want to be…

Cop in gun pic under TTPS probe

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017Rhondor Dowlat The T&T Police Service is now investigating one of its own, after a photo surfaced on social media over the weekend of a woman holding what appears to be a gun near the head of a baby also in her arms. In a release yesterday,…

Nominate Local Athletes For The Sports Awards

Source: Bernews With the 37th Annual Sports Awards scheduled for Saturday March 17th, 2018, the Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation are currently accepting nomination submissions for the 2017 Sports Awards. These awards present an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our athletes and those persons and organizations that assist and have… Link:

Education in string theory

Source: Cayman Compass British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason held a music workshop on Friday for students from John Gray High School, Clifton Hunter High School, Red Bay Primary School and Triple C School. Link: Education in string theory

Guyana could lose out on retaining CBC title due to funding

Source: Guyana Chronicle … GBA president Ninvalle extremely disappointed   GUYANA stand to lose their Caribbean Boxing Championship (CBC) title which they secured in 2015, and successfully defended last year in Barbados, due mainly to funding for the initially proposed 13-member team of boxers. Additionally, Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) was hoping to send…

Taylor hits record ton as Windies chase mammoth total

Source: Guyana Chronicle   ROSS Taylor joined Martin Crowe and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson atop the country’s list for hundreds after finishing 107 not out on day three in Hamilton. Ross Taylor celebrated a record-equalling 17th Test century for New Zealand to leave West Indies fighting to avoid a series whitewash. The…

Burnett destroys Pacesetters to hand Kobras second win

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Ravens edge Bulls in one-point thriller   JUST when it mattered most, Travis ‘The Blur’ Burnett, one of the country’s premier point guards, poured in a tournament-high 41 points against his former club Pacesetters, to lead newcomers Kobras to a 84-64 points win, to keep their ‘final four’ spot…

The Editor Speaks: Human rights

Source: Cayman Eye News Human Rights Day passed with hardly a whimper last Sunday (10). There were no Ministerial messages to remind us how important the day is here in the Cayman Islands. This is probably because we live in a country where human rights are generally observed, and if they’re not and you…

Best of the Best Regatta Prize-Giving for Sloop Sailing

Source: Bahamas Weekly Scenes from Best of the Best Regatta (Sloop Sailing) at Montagu Bay. Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis addresses the Regatta crowd, December 10, 2017 during the Best of the Best Regatta Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Awards. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)… Link: Best of the Best Regatta Prize-Giving for

Global Indemnity Donate $12.5K To Turtle Project

Source: Bernews Global Indemnity Re has donated $12,500 in support of the 50th anniversary of the Bermuda Turtle Project. A BZS spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Global Indemnity Re [GIR] has supported BZS Conservation. “This year, GIR donated $12.5K in… Link:

Chinese Ambassador Makes Courtesy Call on Labour Minister

Source: Bahamas Weekly Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Monday, 4 December 2017. Minister Foulkes and Ambassador Huang discussed a number of topics including trade, investment, and…

BIFF To Hold Open House On December 15th

Source: Bernews The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] is holding an Open House at the BIFF office on Front Street on December 15th. “BIFF invites all supporters, volunteers, patrons and filmmakers to their Christmas House Party on December 15th from 4pm to 8pm. The event is part of the Open House Christmas Party in… Link:

BREAKING: Police officer shot dead

Source: Newsday A policeman has been shot dead at Railway Road, Arouca. He has been identified as Richard Babwah. While details are sketchy, reports are that Babwah was at a restaurant earlier today when two gunmen entered and announced a robbery. Babwah is said to have challenged the bandits and was shot… Link:

BTC's 2017 Long Service Honourees at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, seated centre, and Interim CEO of BTC Dexter Cartwright, seated centre left, took photo with Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s 2017 Long Service Award Honourees, December 7, 2017 at Government House. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: BTC’s 2017 Long Service Honourees at Government House

Worthing post office closed

Source: Nation Newspaper The Postmaster General regrets to advise the public that the Worthing post office is closed with immediate effect until further notice due to an on-going environmental problem. Mail delivery will not… Link: Worthing post office closed

National Mental Wellness Centre in a Festive Mode

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-A grand Christmas party was held for clients of the St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre on December 8th. Staff of the wellness centre treated clients to gifts and a special lunch allowing them to experience the love and joy of the Christmas season.  The Mental Wellness Centre was…

Aidonia Concert Leads Way into National Day

Source: The St. Lucia Star Jamaican dancehall star Aidonia will take to the stage on December 12 with some of Saint Lucia’s hottest Dennery segment artistes. Jamaican dancehall superstar, Sheldon “Aidonia” Lawrence is expected to light up the stage in concert here in Saint Lucia come December 12.  The much-anticipated event dubbed “Yeah Yeah

NIFCA still making an impact

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) is still making a significant impact on the island’s cultural landscape. Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, shared this view as he delivered… Link: NIFCA still making an impact

Bermudian Pilot Flies JetBlue From Boston

Source: Bernews Today’s JetBlue flight from Boston was extra special, with Bermudian pilot Finnie Holder flying the plane into the island, marking his first commercial flight into Bermuda during his many years as a pilot, and saying “it feels good to be home.” We asked Mr. Holder about his background, and he… Link:

New York bombing ‘inspired by Islamic State’

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his chest caused chaos in New York after the device went off in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square. The bomb exploded during morning rush-hour, at around 7.30am US time, in a busy passageway linking two subways underneath Port Authority…

Police probing death of 69-year-old man

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into the sudden death of a 69-year-old man. He was unresponsive when he was discovered around 3 p.m. by passers-by along Waterford, St Michael, today. He subsequently… Link: Police probing death of 69-year-old man

Governor Visits Regiment ‘Pop-Up’ Office

Source: Bernews Governor John Rankin today paid a visit to the Royal Bermuda Regiment pop-up recruiting office in Hamilton. Mr Rankin toured the RBR shopfront and spoke to Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel David Curley as well as to soldiers manning the centre. The Governor said: “I’m delighted to see this further outreach… Link:

St. Kitts-Nevis’ agricultural sector show significant improvements for 2017

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: The Honourable Eugene Hamilton   St. Kitts-Nevis’ agricultural sector show significant improvements for 2017 From SKNIS   Basseterre, St. Kitts – During the 2018 budget debates Dec. 11, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, minister of agriculture, expressed that the agricultural sector has seen significant improvements for 2017. “The

BFM shares up 0.08

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of BFampM Ltd edged higher by one cent, or 0. 1 per cent, to 17. 01 after 1,104 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There were no other trades on the local exchange, which was up 0. 08 of a point at 2,221. 9. On the New York Stock…

Argus posts loss as health claims rise

Source: The Royal Gazette Argus Group Holdings Ltd made a loss of 2. 3 million for its most recent six-month accounting period as health insurance claims rose. Alison Hill, Arguss chief executive officer, said the insurer was concerned about the unsustainable cost of the Bermuda healthcare system. The insurer also announced that AM Best…

Martina in conversation with investors Plaza Hotel

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina spoke with investors interested in the Plaza Hotel in downtown Punda during his recent visit to the Netherlands. Martina indicated that he does not want to say much about what he discussed with the investors but that there is hope for…

Parker-Edgecombe cites success of NEMA/CDEMA Partnership

Source: Bahamas Weekly The success of regional countries and their various disaster management agencies in mitigating the effects of future disasters such as hurricanes while simultaneously building stronger, more resilient Caribbean countries, will largely depend upon continued regional cooperation and partnerships, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe…

Regiments Hamilton recruitment centre a hit

Source: The Royal Gazette Governor John Rankin today paid a visit to the Royal Bermuda Regiment pop-up recruiting office in Hamilton. Mr Rankin toured the RBR shopfront and spoke to Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel David Curley as well as to soldiers manning the centre. The Governor said Im delighted to see this further outreach from…

King: No wrongdoing in award of direct contracts

Source: St. Lucia Times Infrastructure Minister, Stephenson King, has declared that there was no wrongdoing or illegality in the award of direct contracts by Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister, Guy Joseph. King, a former Prime Minister, explained to reporters that Joseph, who was acting as Prime Minister and Minister of…

Profile of the Week – Rohan Lambert

Source: The St. Lucia Star KFC GMC United emerged victorious in this year’s Spider Cup, following a 2-1 victory over Sports Locker Northern United Sunday evening on the Gros Islet Playing Field. Rohan did not play many games in the preliminary round because of his work schedule. However, you could say he saved his

Sealy: Cultural strategy in the works

Source: Nation Newspaper A new strategy aimed at further building out the cultural industries is in the making. Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, made this disclosure as he addressed the National… Link: Sealy: Cultural strategy in the works

Ambassador Hart signs protocol to amend DTA with Mauritius

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados and Mauritius have signed a Protocol amending the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between the two countries.  It was signed by Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, and Ambassador… Link: Ambassador Hart signs protocol to amend DTA with Mauritius

Jason Abdulla jailed for faeces assault on Freddie Kissoon

Source: iNews Guyana …McCoy, Hinds found not guilty Kwame McCoy and Sean Hinds were found not guilty of committing common assault on Columnist, Freddie Kissoon, while Opposition People’s Progressive Party member Jason Abdulla was jailed for six months. Jason Abdulla McCoy, 41, of 336 Section ‘A’ Great Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), Hinds,…

Childhood Joy in Cuba Is at Risk

Source: Havana Times She moves her hips to the rhythm of the music. They sing along and clap. She laughs and shakes her body even more, making her miniskirt dance like a flower that moves about it the wind. The song ends and everyone shouts Bravo!, because “it’s funny” to see her dance…

Pine Hill Funwalk Continues to Make A Difference!

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The 18th annual Pine Hill Funwalk, which was held on Sunday August 27, 2017 was themed “Walk to make a difference!” And the event, which attracted over 6,000 participants, sought to go beyond just being a fun sporting event, but pursued a message of healthy lifestyles for those…

National Mental Wellness Centre In Festive Mode

Source: The Voice A grand Christmas party was held for clients of the St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre last Friday. Staff of … The post National Mental Wellness Centre In Festive Mode appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: National Mental Wellness Centre In Festive Mode

Five arrested for murder of Qualfon receptionist

Source: iNews Guyana Police say five male suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the murder of Ranella Benfield, 18 years, of 99 Canterbury Walk, Beterverwagting, ECD. DEAD: Raynelle Benfield According to the Police, the woman’s body was found about 0700h today at the Triumph Cemetery with her face smashed. The victim,…

Another Life Lost by Hanging

Source: The St. Lucia Star Lee Burgham was sixty-seven years old and a British national living in Saint Lucia. It is interesting to note that most of the eleven suspected suicide victims in the year 2017 are over forty years old and male; three of them were between the ages of sixty-three and seventy-three

NIA looking to data-driven decision making

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Photo: At left, His Excellency George Gow-Wei Chiou,  resident ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis for the Republic of China (Taiwan), presents to Deputy Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley the manual for the newly-installed Health Information System at the Alexandra Hospital Dec. 8.     NIA

Corporate Warfare final – PCD and Windjammer squared off

Source: The St. Lucia Star Windjammer (white top) defeated Sandals 6-2 in the first semifinal. Following semifinal victories last week at the Beausejour Indoor Facility, the Corporate Warfare Commercial League Futsal finals took place Friday evening between Windjammer and PCD. In semifinal action last Friday, Windjammer blew away Sandals 6-2. Tyson Fedee was a

East End Group to merge with Decisions

Source: The Royal Gazette East End Group and Decisions Ltd today announced a merger between their organisations. Decisions is a respected local information communications technology company. EEG is the proprietor of East End Telecom, a public safety and wireless communication provider in Bermuda and the owner of the new wireless internet service provider,. ..

Chaos in Parliament

Source: Guyana Times …Opposition Leader says speaker should be held responsible …media instructed to leave   Chaos broke out in the National Assembly earlier today after police were called to remove Opposition Parliamentarian Juan Edghill after he refused to carry out an instruction by house speaker, Barton Scotland. In responding to the ruckus,…

BAA battle for point but lose top spot

Source: The Royal Gazette BAA battled back from 2-0 down against Southampton Rangers to salvage a 2-2 draw at Southampton Oval, however dropping two points cost them the top spot in the First Division after Paget Lions thrashed Ireland Rangers 5-0 at Malabar Field. The top match lived up to expectations as Rangers, third…

MURDERED MAN IDENTIFIED

Source: Newsday The man shot dead on Nelson Street on Sunday afternoon has been identified as 59-year-old HDC contractor Wayne Alleyne. Relatives who identified his body at the Forensic Science Centre in St James earlier today described him as a father figure not only to his children, but to the Nelson Street… Link:

St Lucia Basketball Federation Update

Source: The St. Lucia Star Action from the last 3×3 Youth Qualifier held at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. As the St. Lucia Basketball Federation concludes an exciting and productive 2017, there are a number of initiatives left on our calendar of events. Here’s an update on what’s happening and upcoming initiatives below: Over

Former Prime Minister receives award at WPL Conference

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles, Maria Liberia-Peters recently received the lifetime achievement award at the conference of the Woman Political Leader Global Forum (WPL). The Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) is the global network of female politicians. According to the former Prime Minister, she is…

Bahamas Signs 3 Air Service Agreements

Source: Jones Bahamas A major announcement in the tourism and aviation sector, as Tourism Minister Dionisio D’aguilar revealed he has  signed three (3) Air Service Agreements (ASAs) on behalf of The Bahamas with Qatar, Australia and Finland. This brings a total of  eleven   ASAs agreed between the Bahamas and other countries.  Agreements were previously signed with the Netherlands, Curaçao,…

No Revival for offshore banking, says analyst

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Free National Movement MP and financial analyst, Lester Turnquest says  The Bahamas has not truly escaped the confines of the European Union’s daunted blacklist,  but its absence is only brief peace offering for what’s to come. The Bahamas was spared from being blacklisted as a tax haven in the…

BAR PRESIDENT CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY

Source: Jones Bahamas As a society we suffer generally from a basic failure of Social Studies in our understanding of the Constitutional Order . This is the view of the President of the Bahamas Bar Association Kahlil Parker. He made  the statement   during his address to a room filled with eager law…

Judicial Reviews Still Ongoing

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

Crown sums up case of nightclub shooting

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran summed up the crown’s case against four defendants Friday regrading a shooting outside Fete nightclub in February. Now the jury has to consider the part they played, if any, in a catalog of accusations, from attempted murder to the possession of an…

NZ on course for series sweep

Source: Stabroek News (ESPN) New Zealand’s stranglehold on the Hamilton Test grew tighter on day three, as they piled on the runs to set West Indies 444 to chase, and claimed two wickets before stumps to begin the victory push. Link: NZ on course for series sweep

60 OF 70 MILLION POUNDS STERLING FOR ANGUILLA

Source: The Anguillian       At a press conference in the Executive Council’s Chambers on Tuesday, December 5, the Governor, Mr. Tim Foy, and the Chief Minister, Mr. Victor Banks, told of how, through a team effort, they were able to get the UK Government to approve 60 of 70 million pounds…

Editorial: WHO THEN IS A PATRIOT?

Source: The Anguillian       Last Saturday, a legend was laid to rest. Mr Albert A R Lake was, OBE, an Anguillian icon in business, in community and most of all in humanity. His life story is one of achievement through hard work, tenacity and intellect. He was an industrious man who…

Letter to the Editor

Source: The Anguillian       Date: December 5, 2017 Dear Sir Overcoming Our Differences to secure a Stronger Anguilla In your editorial in the 1st December 2017 edition of The Anguillian you repeat the comment in your 5th May 2017 that “Another hurdle, which must be overcome, is the widening political divide…

Government Press Conference: Visit To London

Source: The Anguillian       The Government of Anguilla held its third post-Irma press conference on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 5th. The Hon. Chief Minister first recognized the government team which travelled with him to the UK recently for the Joint Ministerial Council meeting to put forward Anguilla’s need for financial…

Bargain Box reopens

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bargain Box thrift shop in Pembroke has reopened. The Committee of 25 which closed the store last year after losing its charitable status announced it began operating again on Midsea Lane on November 4. Bargain Box is stocked by donations from the public, with the proceeds going towards the…

Cuban “Salsa” in Europe

Source: Havana Times Over recent decades a number of talented Cuban dancers have made new homes in various European cities and, thanks to their efforts, along with those of a large number of dedicated European enthusiasts, a fertile Cuban dance scene has blossomed from Madrid to Moscow, Scandinavia to Sicily. Link: Cuban “Salsa”

Cuba Art: Untitled Goes for $7,000 Dollars

Source: Havana Times Cuban avant-garde art, and whatever resembles this, is experiencing a new moment of glory. Not only has artistic creation become more diverse, but production has multiplied thousand-fold, by the many thousands that collectors, and those who appear to be collectors, are paying for it. Link: Cuba Art: Untitled Goes for

Customs adds on an hour for Christmas crush

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Customs Department will be open for an extra hour most days over the two weeks to allow pick up of packages before Christmas. From today until Friday, 22 December, the Collections Office will close at 5:00pm instead of the usual closing time of 4:00pm but it will close at…

A National Vision For Anguilla

Source: The Anguillian       The Government of Anguilla has engaged a group of consultants, namely Kairi Consultants Ltd. of Trinidad, to come up with a national plan for what Anguilla should be like in the next twenty-two years. The plan, is called “Anguilla 2040” and, so far, the consultants have been…

Flow Uplifts Piaye With Latest Christmas Project

Source: The St. Lucia Star Team Flow and the Choiseul Constituency Council presented a Christmas hamper to this Balca family. Saint Lucia’s leading telecommunication service provider is back at it again as it continues to execute its promise of uplifting communities across the island this Christmas season. On Saturday December 2 2017, Flow visited

NCPC, Celestial Partner To Enhance Local Productivity

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – FORMER Australian Prime Minister Julia Eileen Gillard got it right when she said, “Our future growth relies … The post NCPC, Celestial Partner To Enhance Local Productivity appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: NCPC, Celestial Partner To Enhance Local Productivity

East End Group & Decisions To Join Forces

Source: Bernews East End Group [EEG] and Decisions Limited today announced a merger between their organizations, saying there “are great synergies between the two organizations teams and services,” with the company also noting that there will be no redundancies in either company due to the merger. EEG is the proprietor of East… Link:

Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election

Source: Curacao Chronicle CARACAS – Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, says the country’s main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year’s presidential election. He said only parties which took part in Sunday’s mayoral polls would be able to contest the presidency. Leaders from the Justice First, Popular Will and Democratic Action parties boycotted the…

Dominican Children Get More ‘Chances’ With C&W

Source: The Voice Part of Region-wide ‘Mission’ to Support  Hurricane-ravaged Islands PRESS RELEASE – JOHN Reid, CEO of Cable & Wireless, along with … The post Dominican Children Get More ‘Chances’ With C&W appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Dominican Children Get More ‘Chances’ With C&W

The Atrophy of Collectivization

Source: Havana Times Ever since its triumph the Cuban Revolution has proved to be a sound example of unity. Cuba has never had citizens but a multitude throbbing with revolutionary spirit. Those individuals who do not manage to fit into this “everyone” are left without room and are rejected. Link: The Atrophy of

Saudi-Arabië staat na 35 jaar weer bioscopen toe

Source: Suriname Times Saudi-Arabië gaat voor het eerst sinds ruim 35 jaar weer openbare bioscopen toestaan. De Algemene Commissie voor de Audiovisuele Media is een procedure begonnen om hiervoor vergunningen af te geven. Dat maakte minister van Cultuur en Informatie Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad maandag bekend. Hij verwacht dat de eerste bioscopen in maart…

Hazard boss steps down after 36 years of service

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands, McCleary Frederick, has retired from the civil service after more than 36 years working in government, having started as a trainee draughtsman in the Public Works Department (PWD) in 1981. After working his way up in the department, he moved to planning,…

Leveraging the EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE –  Workshop assists business owners in the export of products and services to the European Market THE OECS … The post Leveraging the EU Economic Partnership Agreement appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Leveraging the EU Economic Partnership Agreement

A-M u s i n g s – Rufty

Source: The St. Lucia Star Musings are thoughts, the thoughtful kind. For the purpose of these articles, a-musings are thoughts that might amuse, entertain and even enlighten. I’ve always loved animals but when I was young the way I kept them was, I now believe, not really the right thing to do. I was

Sven: That beach is mine

Source: Nation Newspaper A storm is brewing at the popular Browne’s Beach on Bay Street, St Michael. Sea bathers, boat owners and others who use the beach are upset about the dumping of stones, which has prevented them from… Link: Sven: That beach is mine

Rotary Club Expresses Thanks

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – “WE are thankful for the many persons who came out to our Rotary Calabashers benefit concert,” said … The post Rotary Club Expresses Thanks appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Rotary Club Expresses Thanks

GZE goes belly-up in Myanmar, are we next?

Source: Curacao Chronicle The multi-billion-dollar oil refinery that was to be constructed by Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE) in Myanmar failed miserably. This was confirmed last week by the Myanmar Investment Commission. Myanmar decided to cancel the project after it has seen “absolutely no progress at all” in the two years since GZE was…

NCC chair silent over departure

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman’s environment is facing yet another blow with confirmation from Christine Rose-Smyth that she has resigned from chair of the National Conservation Council. She told CNS that she did not want to comment on her reasons for stepping down but her departure comes at a time when government has…

St. Maarten Airport interior demo work to start this week

Source: Curacao Chronicle PHILIPSBURG – Demolition of the mold-infested interior sheetrock walls of Princess Juliana International Airport’s terminal building is to start this week after a contractor is selected on Tuesday. The airport has followed the required procurement procedures, Michel Hyman, Airport Chief Operations Officer and acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said in…

Committee Re-opens Bargain Box Thrift Store

Source: Bernews The Committee of 25 has re-opened the Bargain Box effective November 4th, with the store open every Saturday from 10am until 2pm, with opening hours expected to expand in the new year. “Committee of 25 is a charity that provides financial support to families of children with special needs. This can… Link:

Haiti – Cap-Haitien : Donation of $64M for municipal development

Source: Haiti Libre Friday at the Cap-Haïtien Town Hall, Fednel Monchery, the Director General of the Ministry of the Interior proceeded jointly with Pierre Bonneau and Jonas Parby, Representatives of the World Bank, to the launch of the project « Municipal Development… Link: Haiti – Cap-Haitien : Donation of M for municipal development

EM City Hotel declared bankrupt

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Another one bites the dust. This time it’s the operator of the former Howard Johnson Hotel in downtown Otrabanda, EMC City Hotel. It has been declared bankrupt. The bankruptcy has been requested by the owner of the building where the hotel and a casino are located, namely Emmazicht…

One person in custody, several injured in New York explosion

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – An explosion rocked New York’s Port Authority, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs in midtown Manhattan, during Monday morning’s rush hour, injuring several people. Police confirmed… Link: One person in custody, several injured in New York explosion

BIFF hosts Christmas House Party

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda International Film Festival organisers are inviting supporters to their Christmas House Party on Friday. Volunteers, patrons and filmmakers can meet the 2018 team, consisting of Sherma Clarke, Tashel Bean, Nicky Gurret, Ellen Brown, Dede Cooper, Patrice Horner and Stephanie Lee. The event will also feature screenings of the. ..

Flooding around the tunnel!!!

Source: The New Today I will be most grateful if you will grand me a space in your paper to draw to the attention of the powers that be the need to address this situation. In recent years there has been major climate change which has affected most areas negatively – in the area…

Moving towards a perfect union for the OECS’

Source: The New Today The Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) – comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands – was formed in 1981 to promote functional co-operation among its members and contribute to their sustainable development. The member states continue to confront special developmental challenges due to their inherent vulnerability as small island…

Free speech and Falling Moral Standards

Source: The New Today Anyone can freely use obnoxious and condescending language, certainly it is not a stroke of linguistic genius to be vulgar and profane. Frustration and inability at mastery in the art of flowery language to disarm an offender may cause one overwhelmed by the limitation of conventional language resource to scramble…

Mitchell: NDC is responsible for WhatsApp messages

Source: The New Today Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has responded forcefully to allegations made by Miami-based blogger, Kenneth Rijock that he was involved in an inappropriate relationship with his personal advisor, Trinidadian lawyer Kaisha Ince who is the head of the Grenada passport selling programme called Citizenship By Investment (CBI). In his first…

Indian-origin Man Takes on Gandhi Critic in Grenada

Source: The New Today A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, overlooking the Sauteurs Bay in Grenada, is becoming the talk of the town in the Caribbean country. Indians had arrived more than 100 years ago in the island nation. Mahatma Gandhi The statue, unveiled in 2013 as a mark of Grenada-India relations, invited criticism from…

Celebrations in order for AF Graduates!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Staff of Alliance Francaise showed their support at the event. On Tuesday, December 5, Alliance Française awarded the teachers who participated in the DELF (Diplome d’Etudes en Langue Française) training session held at the Alliance Française building last July. Also present were students who successfully took the DELF exam

Man fined for cutting girlfriend in head

Source: Jamaica Star A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the head pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last Friday.Kenolvae Powell was fined $25,000 or six months in prison for the offence.The… Link: Man fined for cutting girlfriend in head

Vidanova buys ENNIA in Bonaire

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD, KRALENDIJK – Ennia Caribe Holding (ENNIA) and Vidanova Pension Fund (Vidanova) announced the signing of a definitive agreement whereby Vidanova buys the assets and business of the ENNIA branch in Bonaire. The subsidiary, which represents 3 percent of the total assets of ENNIA, comprises the affairs of Banco di…

Winning Christmas Trees To Earn Donations

Source: Bernews A Christmas Tree decorating event is being held to both bring festive cheer to the Washington Mall and assist the island’s charities, with charitable donations of $2,500; $1,000; and $750 to be made to the winners. This year the focus was on charities that deal with disabilities, so seven charities… Link:

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Peter has Huntington’s disease and his siblings Sandy and Frank also have the gene (BBC) – The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington’s has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC

Maduro Proclaims Victory over Trump in Local Elections

Source: Havana Times Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro affirmed that the ruling United Socialist Party won more than 300 of the 335 mayor’s races in Sundays elections, in which most of the opposition did not participate after denouncing that the elections would not be transparent. Link: Maduro Proclaims Victory over Trump in Local Elections

EYEWITNESS: Spank them…

Source: iNews Guyana …for breaking the law? If there was any need for proof that Khemraj Ramjattan has become even less than a “Christmas blow-blow”, there is his threat to “spank” the policeman who disobeyed his charge to care for the new Chinese vehicles. Why should a police rank listen to a man…

Winston Godwin & Greg DeRoche: ‘It Is A Shame’

Source: Bernews “It is a shame that it has come to this after such a long fought battle,” but it is important to acknowledge “what we have been able to achieve together,” Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche said following the Domestic Partnerships Act passing in the House of Assembly. The couple —… Link:

Price Commission Amendment Passes In House

Source: Bernews The Price Commission Amendment Act 2017 passed in the House of Assembly with bipartisan support on Friday evening [Dec 8], with the Bill seeking to change the Commission to the “Cost of Living Commission”, with an aim to focus on cost of living matters. The Bill’s Explanatory Memorandum said, ”This… Link:

Baby milk maker orders global recall

Source: St. Lucia Times PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants…

Jemima Harrigan’s the face of House of Jem

Source: The St. Lucia Star Jemima’s letting her creativity lead the way to success. Meet Jemima Harrigan, owner of the popular House of Jem. As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, and this is exactly how House of Jem came into being. To date, Jemima has been the producer of numerous

OConnell relives his famous island swim

Source: The Royal Gazette Sen OConnell will go down in history as the first person to swim the entire way around Bermuda. He did that between August 21 and 23, 1976, in 43 hours and 27 minutes. Hes also responsible for another feat raising almost 65,000 for the Bermuda Physically Handicapped Association. Over the…

Watchdog acts over claims BTC overcharged

Source: The Royal Gazette The Regulatory Authority has taken action over allegations that the Bermuda Telephone Company overcharged customers. The RA filed a notice in July and claimed that the BTC may have breached its licence and charged customers for overcalls they did not make. But BTC called for a judicial review and insisted…

Thrilled artist returns for first exhibition

Source: The Royal Gazette Meaghan Meredith spent eight years working in Sydneys burgeoning music industry. She worked double time, growing new talent as a label manager, but that left little room for herself. Now the artist is taking time for her own gifts, painting landscapes in Byron Bay. In Sydney, I was working 60…

ON HERO'S DAY SIR VERE CORNWALL BIRD – NATIONAL PATRIARCH

Source: Antigua Chronicle In its national development, there have been four significant periods that marked the nation’s ‘…history; …challenges and progress.’ The first period saw the enslaved engaged in rebellious activities, with shared experiences of ‘…arduous and restless toiling; …constant brutality and death.’ Those who have rebelled against enslavement had done so primarily…

11 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 11 Dec Mon 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis The Cayman area will continue to experience fresh to strong northerly winds and rough seas associated with a high pressure system which is currently over the southern US. Radar images show isolated showers mainly around Grand Cayman moving towards the south.  …

Government halts same-sex marriages in Bermuda

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON – The ruling Progressive Labour Party (PLP), in power for almost five months, has put the brakes on same-sex marriages in Bermuda which had been given the green light by a Supreme Court judge… Link: Government halts same-sex marriages in Bermuda

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Source: Nation Newspaper Los Angeles − The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to… Link: Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

2 dead in horrific accident at Mahaicony

Source: Guyana Times Stephen Phillips, also called ‘Peter Mal,’ of Buxton, ECD and Abbenna Hubbard of Melanie, ECD died when the car in which they were travelling turned turtle along the main access road at Perseverance, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara on DEAD: Stephen Phillips Sunday night. While information about the circumstances surrounding the…

Army rank dies in Pouderoyen accident

Source: Guyana Times …after struck down by minibus outside popular nightclub A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal is now dead after he was struck down by an intoxicated minibus driver in the wee hours of Sunday, while in front of a popular nightclub at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WBD). The dead man…

Rosignol cyclist killed by speeding Policeman

Source: Guyana Times A West Bank Berbice (WBB) man was killed on Saturday evening after he was struck down by a speeding police officer on the Rosignol Public Road. The dead man has been identified as 43-year-old Damon Baron, a minibus driver, of Rosignol Village, WBB. Guyana Times understands that the accident occurred…

Motor cyclist killed in Berbice accident

Source: Guyana Times …Cop detained A motor cyclist is now dead and the pillion rider critical after their vehicle collided with a car being driven by a police officer in New Amsterdam on Sunday morning. Dead is Gavin Crandon, 29, of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, while pillion rider Hubert Williamson, 15, of the same…

Kumar Rampat the doctor of cricket

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, December 11, 2017“Come on man get that bat coming down straight!” A familiar sound that pierces the silence of the night, if you are in the vicinity of the K Rampat Cricket Academy in California, Central Trinidad. It’s the voice of Kumar Rampat, the Cricket West Indies (CWI)…

Three killed in Perseverance crash

Source: Stabroek News An accident last night on the Perseverance Public Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara has claimed the lives of three persons and has left one hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH). Link: Three killed in Perseverance crash

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