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August 19, 2017

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Cotton Tree man burns to death after setting home afire

Source: Kaieteur News A West Coast Berbice man is now dead following a morning blaze yesterday. The aftermath of the fire at Cotton Tree Village where 52-year-old Baldeoram was burnt to death. The man reportedly set his house alight after threatening to do so earlier that morning. Dead is Bisram Baldeoram, 52 of…

Roofs blown off in freak storm at Wismar

Source: Kaieteur News By Enid Joaquin A freak storm Wednesday afternoon swept through the Wismar Housing Scheme and Some of the affected homes and residents retrieving zinc sheets following the freak storm at Wismar on Wednesday. neighboring communities, leaving in its wake several houses without roofs, broken utility poles, uprooted trees and several…

Telecoms liberalisation delayed due to talks between GTT, GRA

Source: Kaieteur News The deadline of July 2017 was given for all the negotiations concerning the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector to be concluded. However, this was not achieved due to continuing talks between the Guyana Telephone and Public Telecommunications Minister, Catherine Hughes Telegraph Company (GTT) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). This…

PM asks for briefing on broadcasters who have not paid their fees

Source: Kaieteur News Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo met Wednesday with board members of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) at the authority’s office on Lamaha Street. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (fourth from right) with Board Members of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority. The PM welcomed the members to their new location and congratulated…

SleepIn denies funding from shadowy Surinamese businessman

Source: Kaieteur News -says newspaper reports have dented casino licence chances Hotelier Clifton Bacchus, who is battling for a casino licence, has denied that he is being funded Businessman, Clifton Bacchus by a Surinamese businessman who is facing legal troubles in that neighbouring country. Bacchus has also made it clear that his hopes…

Minister lauds Bahamas book exchange with Cornell University

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard applauded the exchange of about 20 books by Bahamian authors with New York State’s Cornell University and called the initiative “powerful.” “To the extent that we can have more Bahamian publications placed in libraries around the world, it would increase…

Mapp Nominates Three to WAPA Board

Source: St. John Source Gustav James at Senate committee hearing in February. (Photo provided by the V.I. Legislature). Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated Elizabeth Armstrong and Hubert Turnbull to be reappointed to the Governing Board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority. He also has nominated Gustav James to become the board’s newest private…

Category one shelters open to public

Source: Barbados Today Disaster officials announced that 19 Category One hurricane shelters have been opened across the island. Here’s the full list as announced by Deputy Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson during an update from the National Emergency Operations Centre. Coleridge & Parry (wheelchair access) Hillaby Turners Hall Primary Roland Edwards Primary (wheelchair…

Spicing up Camana Bay: Pani kitchen opens

Source: Cayman Compass There is something about the smell of Indian food that just stops you in your tracks, eager to find the source. You won’t have to walk far in Camana Bay, where its newest restaurant, Pani Indian Kitchen, resides. Link: Spicing up Camana Bay: Pani kitchen opens

Tuesday night comedy club brings biweekly laughs

Source: Cayman Compass Anyone looking for a bellyful of laughs and a gaggle of guffaws should shimmy over to the Strand Entertainment Complex on Tuesday nights for the Tuesday Comedy Show. The next date is Aug. 22 with Frank Del Pizzo headlining the evening. Link: Tuesday night comedy club brings biweekly laughs

Marriott’s Anchor & Den launches own coffee

Source: Cayman Compass Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Anchor & Den, located in the Marriott’s Beach House, is proud to introduce its very own exclusive signature coffee in collaboration with Paradise Coffee, a locally-based coffee distributor. “We are delighted to be the only hotel on island offering our own exclusive brand of coffee.” Link: Marriott’s

Picture perfect: The woman behind Wall Creations

Source: Cayman Compass Creatives often find inspiration strikes in unusual places. But what about crammed in the front seat of your car, MacBook balanced on lap, while your baby snoozes in the back? Link: Picture perfect: The woman behind Wall Creations

Solar Eclipse Advisory

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health wishes to advise the general public that on August 21st, 2017 between the hours of 1pm to 5pm the Bahamas will experience a Partial Eclipse. A  Partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but…

No witch hunt on officials SOAW

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – There is no witch hunt on government staff appointed by the previous government. However, the employment contracts are strictly considered. According to Minister Hensley Koeiman, a large number of them have just expired. Those were of a temporary nature. The Minister hereby responds to the dismissal of 6…

Threat looms of more mudslides In Sierra Leone amid burials

Source: Barbados Today FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – The president joined with families in paying final respects Thursday to victims of this week’s mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital, while the government warned residents to evacuate a mountainside where a large crack opened. Approximately 350 people had been confirmed killed and 600 more…

13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Source: Barbados Today BARCELONA – Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover. Police say…

Murder Victim “Shot Up” at San Pedro House

Source: Channel 5 Belize Scott Charles The latest murder victim is a tour guide and fisherman from San Pedro killed within days of a shooting that left an adult and two minors injured. On Wednesday night, a group of men went to the Elliott sub division house of Scott Charles where he was with…

BWU threatens to shame union-busting companies

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) is accusing some local companies of blatantly engaging in union busting, a practice that the union said it did not intend to take lightly. And not only has the BWU threatened to name and shame those companies if the practice continues, General Secretary Toni Moore…

1-Year Integrity Commission ‘a Joke’

Source: Channel 5 Belize Julius Espat Formed last December, the Integrity Commission was intended to provide independent assessment of the assets of Belizeans in public life. But a few weeks ago it was announced that the Commission would only be investigating the declarations from the current year due to pressure from legal authorities and…

Can Guatemala’s Referendum Be Trusted?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Following a round of fruitless bilateral discussions with Guatemala in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2016, which ultimately failed to produce a Sarstoon Protocol, the former foreign minister’s perspective on the matter has shifted to one of skepticism.  The pending referendum, she says, will find Belize in a catch twenty-two, since…

Carnival Goes through Belchina This Year

Source: Channel 5 Belize While the Battle of Saint George’s Caye and Independence Day remain the twin towers of the September Celebrations Calendar, in Belize City, the Carnival Road March reaches those heights.  September ninth will see hundreds of revelers on the City’s streets and many more watching from the sidewalks and at home.…

Relief for Indigent Property Taxes is Based on Process

Source: Channel 5 Belize Philip Willoughby Campaign efforts to elect a U.D.P. mayoral candidate for Belize City are in full swing and, as expected with any political race, promises are being made ahead of the August twenty-seventh convention, as well as the March 2018 municipal elections.  Among those assurances is a relief for residents…

Julius Promises Governance Reform under P.U.P.

Source: Channel 5 Belize Julius Espat As you’ve heard at the top of the news, two-term representative Julius Espat is under no illusions about the state of Belize’s governance, which he says can be traced back to the handover from colonial masters to Belizean ones.  And he readily acknowledges the deep cynicism that pervades…

Sir Roy not in charge at BWU, Moore says

Source: Barbados Today General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Toni Moore is making it clear that she is totally in charge despite having her predecessor around as an adviser. She also dismissed the notion that the union was unable to survive without the retired Sir Roy Trotman, even as she made…

No free ride

Source: Barbados Today The man who is looking to snatch the St Michael South East seat from Santia Bradshaw of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party is contending that a long history of neglect has turned The Pine into a high crime area. However, Rodney Grant, the community leader and Democratic Labour Party (DLP)…

‘Teachers could become victims of low birth rate’

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Education Ronald Jones is warning that some teachers could lose their jobs if the country’s declining birthrate is not reversed. And he told Barbados TODAY that primary schools were likely to be the worst affected. The minister explained that with fewer students being enrolled in schools, some educational…

Harvey threatens

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians have been told not to take the approaching Tropical Storm Harvey lightly and to take all the necessary precautions to protect life and property. The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) said all disaster emergency preparedness systems were on full alert to respond to any fallout from the storm, the…

Tropical Storm Harvey leaves commuters stranded

Source: Barbados Today Scores of commuters were left stranded in The City this evening after the approaching Tropical Storm Harvey triggered a national shutdown of the transportation system. Following a meeting of disaster management officials at the National Emergency Operations Centre set up by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), the Transport Board…

McWilliam: Costs medical treatment abroad too high

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The costs of medical treatments abroad is too high. This is according to the Member of Parliament for MAN, Giselle McWilliam. This is her conclusion after an analysis of the core date of the Social Insurance Bank which shows that those costs increased by more than 12 million…

No place for the homeless as storm approaches

Source: Nation Newspaper WHILE BARBADIANS were heading home to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Harvey, more than 100 homeless people across the island have nowhere to go. During Starcom Network’s ongoing coverage… Link: No place for the homeless as storm approaches

Lewis still on duty at PATT

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Friday, August 18, 2017Acting General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of the Port Authority of T&T (PATT), Charmaine Lewis, says she has not been suspended from her duties. In a release issued yesterday, Lewis, who is also an executive manager and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants of…

Judiciary must deal with it

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, August 18, 2017 Government has now turned back to the judiciary to resolve the issue of the 53 part-heard matters that were left in limbo by former magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar departure from the magistracy. The cases that were left hanging by the very judiciary will now be dealt…

Lewis still on

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Friday, August 18, 2017 Acting General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of the Port Authority of T&T (PATT), Charmaine Lewis, says she has not been suspended from her duties. In a release issued yesterday, Lewis, who is also an executive manager and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants…

Cape results out today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017Education Minister Anthony Garcia says students performed better in this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (Cape), the results of which are expected to be released today. A total of 8,140 students sat the exams, of which 4,750 were female 3,390 male and Garcia said 95.06 per cent…

Cabinet okays $53.2m Golden Grove upgrade

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017Cabinet has approved $53.6 million for upgrade works at the Golden Grove Remand Yard Prison in Arouca, including toilet facilities in the cells. This was revealed by National Security Minister Edmund Dillon at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s. The upgrade works will…

GML retrenches 31

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017Guardian Media Ltd yesterday announced the retrenchment of 31 staff members, following a consultation process with BIGWU which started on May 3. In an official statement, Guardian Media’s management explained the staff reduction was necessary to make sure the company’s costs reflect the country’s new economic reality.…

Sagicor jumps $0.30

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which 3 advanced, 4 declined and 6 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 208,163 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $3,238,370.62. National Enterprises was the volume leader…

‘Twister’ strikes Aripero

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Friday, August 18, 2017Roofs ripped off without warningkevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt With the crashing sound of her roof being ripped off and glass splinters piercing her skin, Alana Mayers rushed to cover her three-month-old daughter Anneisha as what she described as a “twister” swept through the community of Aripero yesterday. When the…

LIAT Travel Advisory No. 3

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey that several destinations will be affected. Due to several airport closures and late opening times the… Link: LIAT Travel Advisory No. 3

Curaçao must get rid of plastic

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao should reduce its use of plastic. This is according to several cleaning and environmental groups. These organizations are asking people to sign their online petition. This petition is to request the Minister of Health, Environment, and Nature, Suzanne Camelia-Römer to work on this. Away with plastic cups,…

Strengthening the Cayman Islands Fire Service

Source: Cayman Eye News In an effort to enhance services and ensure overall effectiveness, an organisational review of the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is currently underway. Through this initiative, the Ministry of Home Affairs seeks to build on the strengths of the CIFS by delivering a strategic plan and policy direction that clearly…

The Editor Speaks: Where were you when?

Source: Cayman Eye News Where were you when….. ….John F. Kennedy died? ….Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston? ….9/11? ….Princess Diana died? ….Elvis Presley died? I was at home in England watching television when there was an in interruption to the BBC programme and a stranger (a man) came on air to announce President Kennedy…

New $285 million resort coming to Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News From Caribbean Journal A major new resort project is coming to Grand Cayman from one of the Caribbean’s most innovative developers. Fast-expanding developer Howard Hospitality Group has announced the development of a new $285 million project on the former Pageant Beach site in Grand Cayman, according to a press release.…

It just got cheaper to buy Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post It just got cheaper to buy Antigua and Barbuda citizenship appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (ANTIGUA NEWSROOM) – The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has introduced reduced processing fees under the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). This in spite of mounting criticisms over the government’s

Elvis vigil 40 years

Source: Cayman Eye News Tens of thousands of Elvis fans join ex-wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie for moving candlelit vigil at Graceland on the 40-year anniversary of The King’s death By James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977; on Tuesday night fans gathered at Graceland to begin an overnight…

Consultants to review Cayman fire service

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The government has engaged another set of local consultants, this time to review the Cayman Islands Fire Service in order to “help develop an appropriate standard of operations for fire services, and to reshape the overall organisational structure”, officials said in a release Thursday. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have been engaged…

Police Federation remains concerned about changes to Constabulary Force Act

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Police Federation says it remains concerned about changes to the Constabulary Force Act, even after a meeting with national security minister, Robert Montague. Montague scheduled the meeting after the Federation indicated it would be… Link: Police Federation remains concerned about changes to Constabulary Force Act

Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say. The rented vehicle sped along the

Tropical storm warning remains in effect

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS REMAINS UNDER a Tropical Storm warning as of 8 p.m. This means that sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph/ 63 to 118 km/h) are expected somewhere within the specified area, in this… Link: Tropical storm warning remains in effect

BWA urges residents to store water

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS WATER Authority (BWA) advises all Barbadians that before a storm it is important to store an adequate supply of water for household use in the event pumping stations go offline or water mains… Link: BWA urges residents to store water

Coco Palm Receives Accolade from Hotels.com

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Awarded ‘Loved By Guests’ Certificate by  Online Travel Agent Rodney Bay Village, SAINT LUCIA (17 Augusts 2017) Coco Palm has been awarded with the ‘Loved by Guests’ Certificate by Hotels.com,  a subsidiary of Expedia. The accolade is based on the exceptional guest ratings and reviews from our Hotels.com customers…

Meet Bermuda Football Player Satia Burchall

Source: Bernews In the third in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 13-year-old Satia Burchall. 1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It feels nice because… Link:

Carifesta opening ceremony postponed due to TS Harvey

Source: Nation Newspaper   TROPICAL STORM HARVEY has rained on the Carifesta parade. A statement issued by the Ministry of Culture on Thursday night revealed that the the Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII which was scheduled… Link: Carifesta opening ceremony postponed due to TS Harvey

Windies toil; Cook, Root share the spoils

Source: Nation Newspaper BIRMINGHAM, England – A day that started brightly ended in typical uncertainty for West Indies, after Alastair Cook and Joe Root plundered hundreds to give England an early hold on the historic first Test… Link: Windies toil; Cook, Root share the spoils

LIAT Travel Advisory No. 2

Source: Nation Newspaper   DUE TO THE impending passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the following LIAT flights have been cancelled for Friday August 18.   LI 304 from St Vincent to Barbados LI 374 from Barbados to St… Link: LIAT Travel Advisory No. 2

Former principal Simmons is new senator

Source: The Royal Gazette Former Berkeley Institute principal Michelle Simmons has been appointed an independent senator. Ms Simmons joins Joan Dillas-Wright and James Jardine as the independents in the Upper House, following the retirement of Carol Bassett, who was President of the Senate since 2008 and a senator since 2003. In a statement, Governor…

Developer rips up slice of North Side coast

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A developer has been ripping up the ironshore along a stretch of coast in North Side without the requisite permission, according to officials. A concerned CNS reader sent pictures of a digger on the coast tearing up the natural rock formation which the Department of Environment (DoE) has said…

The region on alert over the spread of “Red Eye”

Source: Curacao Chronicle PORT OF SPAIN –  Several Caribbean islands have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis at health facilities and medical practices. “The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is currently monitoring the situation and we want to urge persons to take the necessary precautions to prevent and reduce the spread of this illness,” said Dr…

Future InselAir depends on availability of its fleet

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – It is still unclear whether InselAir can repay the emergency credit of the Government of Curaçao. A special committee looking at the prospects of the embattled airline cannot explain the lack of clarity about the fleet. At present, only two Fokker 50’s fly on routes to Aruba, Bonaire…

Severe Weather Warning for New Providence until 8:30pm Tonight

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Has Issued A Severe Thunderstorm Warning From 5:30pm Edt Until 8:30pm Thursday 17th August 2017. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Is In Effect For New Providence And Its Adjacent Waters. At 5:25pm Observation, Lightning Detector, Radar And Satellite Imagery Show A Line Of Thunderstorms Moving Westward…

30 Minute Video: August 17 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:

PwC hit with largest ever fine by financial watchdog…again

Source: Curacao Chronicle LONDON – Accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has been slapped with a record fine over its audit of crisis-hit finance firm RSM Tenon – months after it was fined a record amount over its handling of another client. The accounting watchdog has “severely reprimanded” PwC and fined it £6m, reduced to £5.1m after…

Bermudians witness Spanish terror attack

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudians vacationing in Barcelona witnessed people being mowed down by a van during a terrorist attack this afternoon. Raven Pearman told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt how her family were standing about 50 feet from the carnage as the vehicle ploughed into the crowd on the popular tourist strip. Thirteen people are.…

AIA SHUTS DOWN OPERATIONS

Source: News 784 Argyle Gardens, August 17, 2017. The Argyle International Airport (AIA) hereby informs the  General Public that all operations at the airport will be closed after the departure of LIA 737 this evening, Thursday, August 17th. This is as a result of the tropical storm warning issued for SVG. Scheduled flights will be interrupted until further notice…

Weather Forecast For Friday August 18

Source: Bernews Friday, August 18 is expected to see isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy and windy during the afternoon with thunderstorms becoming likely, with the high to be near 30°C/86°F and the low to be near 27°C/80°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WSW. The relative… Link:

Weather system is now Tropical Storm Harvey

Source: Nation Newspaper THE AREA OF low pressure to the east of Barbados is now Tropical Storm Harvey. At 5 p.M. the centre of the system was located near 13.0°N, 55.8°W or about 250 miles (400 km) east of Barbados. The… Link: Weather system is now Tropical Storm Harvey

MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The deputy opposition leader and independent member for Newlands is urging government to act now in preparation for what many believe will be an exodus of ex-pat workers at the end of this year over changes to the pension law. Alva Suckoo said that out-of-work Caymanians need to be…

IFB038DPPC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB038DPPC17(S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for the Land Clearance of #4-B Estate Blessing, 6-D, 2-A Estate Hope and Others, St. Croix. Bids…

Wiels received substantial compensation for ‘internship’

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Marvelyne Wiels is again in the negative spotlight. In 2012 she worked as an intern at the Education Fund Foundation (Stichting Studiefinanciering Curaçao SSC) and received a substantial compensation for this. All of this became clear during the lawsuit filed by the SSC Director Margiet de Freitas against…

Tennis Coach Calls Out Class Bias

Source: The Voice TENSIONS are brewing in the name of fair play as a local tennis coach is sounding off on ongoing classism … The post Tennis Coach Calls Out Class Bias appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Tennis Coach Calls Out Class Bias

IFB034GVIC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB034GVIC17(S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for Exterminating Services to Various Departments, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Bids will be received by the…

New Diagnosis With Dementia

Source: The Voice Q: Dear Regina, My mum has diabetes and Alzheimer’s. She is newly diagnosed with diabetes and it is not controlled. … The post New Diagnosis With Dementia appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: New Diagnosis With Dementia

Gunshot victim recalls night of horror

Source: St. Lucia Times A woman who sustained a gunshot wound to the leg in an incident Wednesday night where a 41 year old man was killed, has been recounting what happened. The woman, who requested anonymity, disclosed that she was at her shop in Ravine Poisson when a customer entered to buy food.…

Points of View

Source: The Voice THE public lecture delivered last week by UWI lecturer, Dr. Tennyson Joseph, warning against the rise of the businessman-turned-politician, has … The post Points of View appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Points of View

Carol Bassett Retires As Senate President

Source: Bernews Carol Bassett — who has served as President of the Senate since 2008 and as a Senator since 2003 — is retiring, Government House announced today, with the announcement also confirming that the three Independent Senators will be Joan Dillas-Wright, James Jardine, and Michelle Simmons. The announcement said, “His Excellency… Link:

IFB037BMVC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB037BMVC17(S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for Landscaping Services for the Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicle, St. Croix. Bids will be received…

Van ploughs through crowd in Barcelona, killing 13

Source: Stabroek News A police officer helps evacuate people after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17, 2017. Link: Van ploughs through crowd in Barcelona, killing 13

Jones & Henry Win Cricket Players Of Week

Source: Bernews One Communications and the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] have announced that the Premier League Player of the Week is Malachi Jones of Bailey’s Bay, while the First Division Player of the Week is Alafia Henry of Devonshire Recreation Club. Left: Stefan Dill, One Communications Customer Service Rep; Right: Malachi Jones, One Premier… Link:

IFB033BMVC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB033BMVC17(S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for Janitorial Services for the Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicle, St. Croix. Bids will be received…

Swimmers Head To Goodwill Championship In Guyana

Source: The Voice A 26-member swim team is all geared to medal at the annual Goodwill Swim Championship, which is now into its … The post Swimmers Head To Goodwill Championship In Guyana appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Swimmers Head To Goodwill Championship In Guyana

CSA welcomes news of RSL severance packages

Source: St. Lucia Times The union representing employees of Radio St Lucia has welcomed news of cabinet-approved severance packages for the workers. The  Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) was reacting to revelations made by Information and Broadcasting Minister, Dominic Fedee during a pre-cabinet press briefing on Monday. However CSA General Secretary, Claude Paul…

England/Windies First Test Preview

Source: The Voice AS host England and West Indies are set to lock horns with each other in the first Test at Edgbaston … The post England/Windies First Test Preview appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: England/Windies First Test Preview

Top awards for Saltus students

Source: The Royal Gazette Four Saltus Grammar School students have won top awards from an examinations board in the United States. Alexandra Barnes, Christian Oatley, Casey Schuler and Megan Zimmerer were all awarded National AP Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction. The awards come after 78 per cent of Saltus students sitting the Advanced…

Government scholarships handed out

Source: The Royal Gazette Three students have won Bermuda Government Scholarships as they prepare to begin their studies overseas. Hannah Eve Marshall, Shanyce Morris and Bakari Simons receive funding towards the cost of their tuition and accommodation, up to an annual maximum of 35,000, for a period of up to four years. Ms Marshall…

LIAT Travel Advisory No. 1

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’s – LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the impending passage of Potential Tropical Cyclone #9, several destinations will be affected. In order to transport passengers to their destinations… Link: LIAT Travel Advisory No. 1

Secondary Schools Transportation Subsidy Programme

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations wishes to inform All Drivers, who had been contracted for the Transportation Subsidy Programme in the last school year and wish that their contracts be considered for renewal, to submit updated copies of their Driver’s License, Vehicle Insurance and Police Record…

U15 Football: Cuba Defeat Bermuda 2 – 1

Source: Bernews Bermuda continued competing in the CONCACAF Under 15 Boys Championships in Florida, with Cuba defeating Bermuda 2-1 earlier today [Aug 17]. Bermuda’s starting line up was Zavier Smith, Dennis Zuill, Nahje Smith, Arnezha Astwood, Jayden Ebbin, Jai Bean, Ne-Jai Tucker, Leroy Lewis, Malachi Trott, Jayce Basden, and Seke Spence, and… Link:

Illegal Beechcraft flown to CJIA

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft which was found by the security forces in the Rupununi last Sunday night arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on Thursday. The aircraft , which bears registration PR-IMG, touched down around 13:00hrs Thursday at the CJIA. It was flown by Guyana Defence…

CARICOM urges new model for development finance

Source: St. Lucia Times CARICOM Today:-The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) believes that a new model for development finance needs to be considered. Speaking during the accreditation ceremony for the new Swedish Ambassador to the Community on Wednesday at the CARICOM Secretariat’s, Turkeyen, Guyana headquarters, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque stated that GDP per capita should not be…

Prison transport contract up for grabs

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The prison service has taken the controversial leap into the private sector by issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for security firms to take over the transportation of prisoners to and from Northward, Fairbanks and the courts. No formal announcement was made to the press or public but the…

Reza Edge Of Illusion Shows On Sept 22 & 23

Source: Bernews Extreme Entertainment is getting set to present The Reza Edge of Illusion Tour show on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 with doors open at 8.00pm and show start at 9.00pm at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. A spokesperson said, “The Reza Edge of Illusion Tour show opens to the… Link:

Woman dies one day after police crashes into her

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 57 year pedestrian who was involved in a vehicular accident Wednesday morning on the Success Public Road, ECD, died about 04:30h. Thursday morning whilst being admitted in the Female Surgical Ward of the GPHC. Dead is Pulbattie Ramotar, 57 years of Success, ECD. The driver of the car which…

IFB032BELC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB032BELC17(S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for Janitorial Services for the Virgin Islands Board of Election, St. Croix. Bids will be received by…

Cuba, Sun and Skin Cancer

Source: Havana Times Concerned about the intense summer sun, I paid 8.40 CUC for an umbrella. When I was at my most happiest, a friend reminded me that the umbrella might give me shade but, it doesn’t completely stop ultraviolet rays passing through. Link: Cuba, Sun and Skin Cancer

White Mountains launches self-tender offer

Source: The Royal Gazette White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd is aiming to buy back up to half of a million of its common shares, valued at more than 400 million, in a modified Dutch auction. Through the self-tender offer, the Bermudian firm will give shareholders the opportunity to part with shares for a cash…

Golf tournament in memory of popular chef

Source: The Royal Gazette The fourth golf tournament in memory of chef and golfer Tomasz Tabor will be held at Belmont Hills Golf Course on October 30. Last years event in support of the Bermuda Hospitality Institute raised 20,000 for hospitality scholarships and programmes in Mr Tabors name. Of the funds raised, 5,000 were…

IFB036VIANGC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB036VIANGC17(S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for Pest Management Services for the Virgin Islands Air National Guard, St. Croix. Bids will be received…

Meet Bermuda Football Player Jaden Masters

Source: Bernews In the second in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 14-year-old Jaden Masters. 1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It is a blessing to play… Link:

IFB035VIANGC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB035VIANGC17(S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for Trash Management Services for the Virgin Islands Air National Guard, St. Croix. Bids will be received…

BTC joins forces with Marco City MP for back to school drive

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) joined forces with Marco City MP Michael Pintard to facilitate the community’s annual Back to School Drive, set for August 26th. The Company donated school supplies including backpacks and pens, to ensure that students within the Marco City Constituency return to the classroom ready to…

Sandys man denies Cup Match fight

Source: The Royal Gazette A Sandys man was today charged with taking part in a fight on the second day of Cup Match. Khalif Williams denied a charge of affray at St Georges Cricket Club on August 4 when he appeared in Magistrates Court. The 20-year-old was released on 5,000 bail. Mr Williams is…

The Swindled

Source: Havana Times I don’t have a TV because I chose not to have one. So I don’t have any idea about what’s been on TV this summer. But, I have returned to TV past during these summer days, thanks to a film bank. Link: The Swindled

Brown 500 lobster licences available

Source: The Royal Gazette Government has capped the number of recreational lobster divers at 500 for the 2017-18 season. The limit was announced this morning in a statement by Walton Brown, the Minister of Home Affairs, who said the cap was approximately the same number of divers licensed for the 2016-17 season. The announcement…

Marl truck overturns at Grand Harbour roundabout

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A dump truck loaded with marl overturned at the Grand Harbour roundabout yesterday afternoon causing havoc for evening traffic. The truck overturned around 5pm, making the home commute a nightmare for many. CNS understands no one was hurt in the accident and we are awaiting information from the RCIPS…

Repairs at Stephen Dillet Primary Delayed

Source: Jones Bahamas The $2.4 million repair of Stephen Dillet Primary School is not going according to plan as there seems to be delays. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd revealed on Wednesday that construction will be delayed by one week for the installment of new furniture and equipments. Lloyd estimates about “75 percent…

Trio of potential storms brewing in Atlantic

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The National Hurricane Center in Miami is watching three weather systems in the Atlantic, all of which have the potential to become storms over the next few days that could eventually move into the Cayman area. Shower activity about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles was conducive for development, weather experts…

Women Arrested After Cocaine Seizure

Source: Jones Bahamas Two women are in custody following the seizure of a quantity of cocaine in two separate incidents on Tuesday. The two incidents uncovered dangerous drugs that were brought into The Bahamas through the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Shortly after 2 p.m., Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers on duty at…

Missing Fishermen Found Alive

Source: Jones Bahamas Two fishermen who had gone fishing and did not return home when they were supposed to on Tuesday night, were found and in apparent good health. Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officials said the men had been missing for several hours when their 17-foot vessel white Boston Whaler developed engine…

Cornell University to Feature Bahamian Books

Source: Jones Bahamas For the first time ever, a collection of 20 Bahamian books will now be available at Cornell University, an Ivy League School. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture organized a book exchange yesterday between Cornell University and The Bahamas Heritage Cultural Institute and African Bahamian Museum at The National…

Mitchell Defends Immigration Hires

Source: Jones Bahamas After being accused by Bahamas Public Services Union John Pinder for making a “stupid” decision to hire some 200 immigration officers last year, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell said yesterday the hiring of those officers were in line and rather it should be the union president who…

BPL Union Wants Managers Fired

Source: Jones Bahamas With about $1.96 million still missing, Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard said Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) managers should be fired and not back on the job. During an interview with The Bahama Journal last night, Maynard said the BPL managers must take responsibility because the junior…

Dr. Tennyson Joseph’s Warped Advice

Source: The Voice DR. Tennyson Joseph, a discredited politician by his own grassroots from the arts and crafts, fishing and agricultural village of … The post Dr. Tennyson Joseph’s Warped Advice appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Dr. Tennyson Joseph’s Warped Advice

No Victor In War

Source: The Voice The scars of Hiroshima Still haunts me The wounds of the atomic bomb Still aches my body The blood of … The post No Victor In War appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: No Victor In War

Update on homicide at Ravine Poisson

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release: Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a forty one (41) year old resident of Vanard, Anse La Raye, namely Sherwin Auguste also known as “Shervy”. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a shooting, at Ravine Poisson, about 8:30 p.m. on…

Region Must Be Assertive

Source: The Voice DESPITE North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un boldly showing his delight in ruffling U.S. President Donald Trump’s feathers, it seems the … The post Region Must Be Assertive appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Region Must Be Assertive

Improving crop consistency

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Agriculture Ministry says Working with Greenhouses can Result in Steady Harvests, Year Round. The Ministry of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to adopt farming practices that can result in steady economic gains. Kemuel Jn Baptiste, Chief Extension Officer in the Extension and Advisory Services Unit, said a cyclical farming approach can…

Flow Asks Customers For More Patience

Source: The Voice THREE months after giving the assurance of delivering better services to dissatisfied customers island-wide, telecommunications company, Flow, is singing the … The post Flow Asks Customers For More Patience appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Flow Asks Customers For More Patience

Gert begins to weaken as it races toward colder waters

Source: Bahamas Weekly At 5:00am Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Gert Was Located Near Latitude 41.7°north And Longitude 54.0° West Or About 350 Miles South Of Cape Race Newfoundland Or 525 Miles East-southeast Of Halifax Nova Scotia. Hurricane Gert Is Moving Toward The East-northeast At 39 Mph And This Motion Is Expected To…

Attempted break-in at Courts

Source: St. Lucia Times Police are investigating an attempt to break in at the Courts Saint Lucia Chaussee Road branch. According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, an alarm was triggered  in the wee hours of Thursday morning after a failed attempt was made to smash through the show window facing the Morne…

Lecturer Sparks Row

Source: The Voice A public lecture by Dr. Tennyson Joseph of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in which he identified Prime … The post Lecturer Sparks Row appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Lecturer Sparks Row

Sugar Shortage To Be Over Soon

Source: The Voice THE Director of Consumer Affairs has said the words sugar lovers have been yearning to hear for the past few … The post Sugar Shortage To Be Over Soon appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sugar Shortage To Be Over Soon

Decision On NCC, CDF Relocation Shortly

Source: The Voice THE GROUP, Artistic and Cultural Community Team (ACCT), will soon know whether government will continue with its plans to relocate … The post Decision On NCC, CDF Relocation Shortly appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Decision On NCC, CDF Relocation Shortly

A Talk about “Transformative Technology”

Source: Havana Times Under the title “Transformative technology: Tips on how to tackle gender violence,” an online talk took place at every US embassy, summoned by the US Department of State and led by Univision TV journalist Rafael Sanchez Cruz. Link: A Talk about “Transformative Technology”

Wanted man Stoute charged with murder

Source: Nation Newspaper WANTED MAN Shanley Vergusson Stoute has been charged with murder. The 47-year-old of Parish Land, Christ Church, has been charged in the death of Closton Robinson, 34. Robinson, who lived in the… Link: Wanted man Stoute charged with murder

Loader man gunned down in Spanish Town

Source: Jamaica Star Commuters, public passenger vehicle operators, vendors and other persons in Spanish Town were forced to run for cover after two armed men opened fire on a man.According to police reports, at approximately 8:20 a.m. yesterday, 25-year-old Dwayne… Link: Loader man gunned down in Spanish Town

Portland families mourn youngsters murdered in Kingston

Source: Jamaica Star Like many school leavers from rural Jamaica, Daniqua Graham, 17, and Nicholas Lindsay, 20, left their communities in eastern Portland to seek opportunities to lead prosperous lives in the Corporate Area.But the wrath of vicious criminals in the… Link: Portland families mourn youngsters murdered in Kingston

Mechanic freed of motor vehicle theft charge

Source: Jamaica Star A mechanic was freed of car-stealing charges yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.Dayne Mullings was charged earlier this year with larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.The prosecution alleged that on March 13, a… Link: Mechanic freed of motor vehicle theft charge

CXC session for third formers

Source: Nation Newspaper THE CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (CXC) will host an interactive session for third formers and their parents on Saturday, August 19. It takes place in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Roy Marshall Teaching… Link: CXC session for third formers

Scenarios of international attack against Venezuela

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:- With the results of the National Constituent Assembly of July 30th, came the peace that was sought for Venezuela, through that process.  What have now intensified, are the active international attack scenarios; expressed in these actions: The Government of the United States and some governments of the South…

Havana Weather for August 17-23

Source: Havana Times During our 7-day forecast period, warm days will continue with variable winds in the mornings and northeasterly in the afternoons, with speeds between 6 and 15 mph and stronger gusts in the coastal areas. In the afternoons the cloudiness will increase and isolated showers and thunderstorms will occur, associated with…

Haiti – Diaspora : MHAVE seeks to strengthen cooperation with Mexico

Source: Haiti Libre Stéphanie Auguste, Minister of Haitians living Abroad, received the visit of the Mexican Ambassador Jose Luis Alvaro. Discussions focused on identifying cooperation projects involving the Haitian Diaspora… Link: Haiti – Diaspora : MHAVE seeks to strengthen cooperation with Mexico

Cap Of 500 Recreational Lobster Diver Licences

Source: Bernews Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown announced a cap on the number of recreational lobster divers for the 2017-2018 season, which opens September 1, 2017, saying the “number of licences will be capped at 500, approximately the same number of divers licensed for the 2016-17 season.” “Divers who held a… Link:

Taiwan-Saint Lucia Trade Partnership Exhibition

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-To Mark Its Tenth Anniversary, Saint Lucia’s Commerce Department is Planning to make this Exhibition Grander than Its Predecessors. The Taiwan-Saint Lucia Trade Partnership Exhibition will celebrate ten years of bilateral cooperation in November. Jonathan Allain, Business Development Officer with the Small Enterprise Development Unit, said over the years the…

Update: Chinese stores probe

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Six house searches were conducted in Curaçao on Tuesday as part of an investigation into money laundering within the local Chinese community. The probe codenamed “Avior” led authorities to Beurs Minimarket, Wah Sang at Montaña, Luna Park on Caracasbaaiweg, Boulevard Marketplace at Marie Pampoen and Rodriguez Agencies in…

Politica in boerka naar parlement

Source: Suriname Times CANBERRA – In een poging een verbod ingevoerd te krijgen op de boerka, heeft een extreemrechtse Australische politica donderdag zelf een boerka aangetrokken en is ermee naar het parlement gegaan. De Australische regering en moslims hebben de actie van senator Pauline Hanson van de partij One Nation veroordeeld.Hanson zat gedurende…

Jihadist moet 2,7 miljoen betalen

Source: Suriname Times DEN HAAG – De door het Internationale Strafhof ICC veroordeelde Malinese jihadist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi moet een schadevergoeding betalen van 2,7 miljoen euro voor de verwoestingen die hij heeft aangericht in Timboektoe. De verdachte werd in september vorig jaar door hetzelfde hof al veroordeeld tot een gevangenisstraf van negen jaar…

EU helpt zwartgeblakerd Portugal

Source: Suriname Times BRUSSEL – De Europese Unie stelt tot 45 miljoen euro beschikbaar aan Portugal voor het herstel van de schade die de bosbranden hebben aangericht. Het vuur verwoestte in juni naar schatting ruim 40.000 hectare bos. In totaal 64 mensen kwamen om en er vielen meer dan 150 gewonden. Het vuur…

RBPF Nassau : 12 arrested, 283 drivers ticketed- 24 arrested, 64 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers during 24 hours period

Source: Bahamas Weekly 12 arrested, 283 drivers ticketed during police island-wide operation : Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, an island-wide operation the conducted by several policing divisions in New Providence on Wednesday 16th August 2017 has led to the arrest of a number of persons and several drivers being ticketed…

Haiti – Politics : Launch of the ONA-Fanm credit program

Source: Haiti Libre This week in Cap-Haïtien, President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by his wife Martine, Chesnel Pierre, Director General of the ONA and the Senator of the North Department, Dieudonne Étienne Luma, launched the « ONA-Fanm » program in the presence… Link: Haiti – Politics : Launch of the ONA-Fanm credit program

Perfecte start voor Nadal in Cincinnati

Source: Suriname Times Het lukt Richard Gasquet in wedstrijden tegen Rafael Nadal maar niet om een keer te stunten. De Franse tennisser stond voor de vijftiende keer in zijn loopbaan tegen de Spaanse nieuwe nummer één van de wereld, en opnieuw ging hij vrij kansloos onderuit. Nadal was in de tweede ronde in…

Maradona opent deuren

Source: Suriname Times De storm rond Diego Maradona is weer wat gaan liggen in Mierlo, waar hij op trainingskamp is met zijn club FC Fujairah uit de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten, maar volgende week opent de wereldberoemde Argentijn de deuren. Pluisje is bereid gevonden om op 24 augustus deel te nemen aan een meet & greet. Het…

Guyana: Baby dies after being left in car

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:-A post-mortem examination is expected to be done today to determine the cause of death of a nine-month-old baby, who died on Monday after she was left in a car. Jadel Christian, of Lot 1868 Williamstaad Road, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, was found panting for breath in her father’s…

Vrouw klemgereden en beroofd

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – Een 58-jarige vrouw op een bromfiets, is dinsdag in Paramaribo klemgereden en beroofd. Zij reed over de Havanastraat in de richting van de Demerarastraat. Ter hoogte van de kruising Havana- en Demerarastraat werd zij klemgereden door twee mannen op een bromfiets. De duorijder stapte af en probeerde haar…

Scholarship created in memory of Dennikia

Source: The Royal Gazette The school and family of the late Dennikia Lambert were given an honorary bursary and necklaces in her memory during a tearful ceremony held by Rosas Cantina and Goslings yesterday. At the ceremony, held at the restaurant, Berkeley vice-principal Quincy Paynter donated a 7,137 cheque to the Golden Angel scholarship.…

Woman wins review of work application

Source: The Royal Gazette A woman born in Bermuda to non-Bermudian parents has won a judicial review over a rejected application to work on the island without restriction. According to a ruling by Puisne Judge Stephen Hellman, the Minister of Home Affairs had discriminated against Paula Tavares on the ground of her national origin.…

Support network set up for gay people

Source: The Royal Gazette Members of the LGBTQ community and their families are to organise secret support groups amid fears of intimidation by anti-gay activists. Sylvia Hayward Harris, part of the unnamed group setting up support networks at undisclosed locations on the island, said We were very concerned about folks who might show up…

The young crave real leadership

Source: The Royal Gazette We are 30-plus days in with the new government and too early for any report cards, but signs that a buzz of investment issues have already lined up against their door shows there is no lack of interest in working with the new government, or that confidence is broken. Yes,…

Crewless ships on the horizon

Source: The Royal Gazette A huge change is on the horizon for the shipping industry as autonomous ships become a reality. For Bermuda, the challenges and opportunities this will bring are likely to be felt in a number of sectors. Some of the worlds major shipping operators are domiciled on the island, and many…

Americas Cup gave Bermuda its mojo back

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,In 2014 Bermuda was arguably in a bad place socially, emotionally and financially. We were still experiencing the worst of our economic depression. Businesses were still closing, there were no meaningful investments in business or construction projects to create badly needed jobs. Many Bermudians were out of work or…

Dancing for joy after third scholarship win

Source: The Royal Gazette For Jada Pearman, the hardest thing about dancing is believing in herself. So a scholarship from the National Dance Foundation gave the 20-year-old a major confidence boost last week. I think dancers are perfectionists, said the winner of the 7,500 BFampM bursary. We can be our own worst enemy, wanting…

AG: Family and illiteracy driving youth towards gangs

Source: Nation Newspaper FAMILY INSTABILITY AND illiteracy among young people have been identified as two risk factors driving them towards gangs. And, while often accused of taking a “soft approach” on crime, Attorney General,… Link: AG: Family and illiteracy driving youth towards gangs

Using Resources Most Effectively: USAID/UNDP Hosts Regional Workshop for Citizen Security

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Citizen security experts, decisions makers, and senior technical officers from across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean met in Barbados for the start of a Regional Workshop for the United States Government’s, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CariSECURE (Strengthening Evidence-based Decision Making) Project, implemented by the…

Haiti – ALERT : Medical contract fraud

Source: Haiti Libre In a statement, the Cabinet Médical Vital Herne informs doctors and pharmacists in particular and the general public that an individual pretending to be named Dr. Eddy Valério Vital-Herne in order to commit acts of fraud…. Link: Haiti – ALERT : Medical contract fraud

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