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March 13, 2019

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Weather Forecast For Sunday March 10

Source: Bernews Sunday, March 10 is expected to see sunshine and clouds mixed, with the high to be near 19°C/67°F and the low to be near 17°C/62°F… Link: Weather Forecast For Sunday March 10

Open forum: How Shall We Govern Ourselves?

Source: St. John Source Gwen-Marie Moolenaar Dear Source: The Reapportionment Initiative has spawned serious thought and lively discussion among Virgin Islanders about how we shall govern ourselves. I thank… Link: Open forum: How Shall We Govern Ourselves?

UPDATE: Man, 71, stabbed to death in St Philip

Source: Barbados Today A 71-year-old man was stabbed to death at Sandford in St Philip this afternoon. He has been identified as Cardon Young. Around 1:30 p.m., police responded… Link: UPDATE: Man, 71, stabbed to death in St Philip

Tobago must stage own Carnival

Source: Newsday KINNESHA GEORGE-HARRY For many, the dust has settled on Carnival 2019. But, for at least one advocacy group in Tobago, strong consideration must be given… Link: Tobago must stage own Carnival

Police investigating unnatural death in St Philip

Source: Barbados Today Police are on the scene of an unnatural death at Stanford, St Philip. More details as they come to hand. The post Police investigating unnatural… Link: Police investigating unnatural death in St Philip

Family Fruit Stall Going Strong After 15 Years

Source: The Reporter After realizing that he could not and would not tolerate the treatment from one of his employers, Gilbert Jones, 26, a resident of Sandhill Village… Link: Family Fruit Stall Going Strong After 15 Years

The Carnival Connection

Source: The Voice TRINIDAD carnival seems to creep on unsuspecting Soca lovers every year. One minute, you’re planning on going, and the next, … The post The Carnival… Link: The Carnival Connection

The Dangers of Frustration

Source: The Voice AS the delinquent musketeer hosting the show ‘Can I Help You’ remerges, his obsession towards the PM grows fruitlessly based … The post The Dangers… Link: The Dangers of Frustration

International Women’s Day: Revisiting the Past

Source: The St. Lucia Star As Sir Winston Churchill once said, “The farther backward you can look, the further forward you can see.” With Women’s Day festivities in the air,… Link: International Women’s Day: Revisiting the Past

We Need to Protect Our Children

Source: The Voice IN less than a minute; in the twinkle of an eye; in the moment of inhalation and exhalation, my humble … The post We Need… Link: We Need to Protect Our Children

To Beat or Not to Beat

Source: The Voice WHO in their right mind hits a child because they love to inflict punishment and pain? I would dare say … The post To Beat… Link: To Beat or Not to Beat

New US Ambassador to Guyana sworn in

Source: Guyana Chronicle New US Ambassador to Guyana, Her Excellency Sarah-Ann Lynch has been sworn in. Ambassador Lynch was sworn in at the State Department in Washington, DC… Link: New US Ambassador to Guyana sworn in

ATTORNEYS SEEK INJUNCTION To STAY the ICJ

Source: The Reporter March 8th. 2019 – www.reporter.bz The ICJ Referendum scheduled for April 10 may or may not happen, depending on whether the Supreme Court will grant… Link: ATTORNEYS SEEK INJUNCTION To STAY the ICJ

Photos & Video: Women In Sports Expo & Panel

Source: Bernews [Updated with photos] The Women in Sports Expo is being held today [March 9] at the Hamilton Princess, with the event featuring demonstrations and displays… Link: Photos & Video: Women In Sports Expo & Panel

Black Sunday at Cul de Sac

Source: The St. Lucia Star Conditions could not have been better for the St Lucia Moto X Club season opener Sunday afternoon at Cul de Sac. With that in mind,… Link: Black Sunday at Cul de Sac

Ball Hockey Play-Offs: Rimouski, Red Deer Win

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Ball Hockey Play-offs continued with a double header at the PCC Hockey Rink that saw 8 goals scored. Rimouski Oceanic 1 – Guelph… Link: Ball Hockey Play-Offs: Rimouski, Red Deer Win

COMPOL RESPONDS TO COMPLAINTS

Source: The Reporter March 9th. 2019 – www.reporter.bz – Saturday, March 9, 2019 Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has responded to complaints being voiced by members of the… Link: COMPOL RESPONDS TO COMPLAINTS

$3.2m Laventille Road opens

Source: Newsday The Laventille Road – which connects Saddle Road, San Juan to Lady Young Road, Morvant– was opened today by St Ann’s East MP Nyan Gadsby-Dolly… Link: .2m Laventille Road opens

West Watuka farmers raise issues of access to water

Source: iNews Guyana Residents of the West Watuka farming community in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Wednesday voiced a number of concerns with Minister within the Natural… Link: West Watuka farmers raise issues of access to water

Haiti – March 8 : Rain of homage to Haitian women

Source: Haiti Libre On Friday, March 8, as part of the International Women's Rights Day, many political figures and institutions did not fail to emphasize in messages the… Link: Haiti – March 8 : Rain of homage to Haitian women

COTA launches sixth essay competition

Source: Barbados Today The Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) launched its Sixth Essay Competition for secondary school students on February 18. The Competition topic is ‘Digitalization –… Link: COTA launches sixth essay competition

Photos: Professional Women’s Club Book Signing

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Business and Professional Women’s Club held a book signing with their member authors Dr. Dorothy Matthews-Paynter and Neletha Butterfield on Friday [March 8]… Link: Photos: Professional Women’s Club Book Signing

Construction Work Begins At Entrance To Airport

Source: Bernews Bermuda Skyport has advised of roadworks taking place at the airport roundabout, as construction has commenced on the new entrance to the new passenger terminal… Link: Construction Work Begins At Entrance To Airport

iciHaiti – Milot : Inauguration of the Lambert Police Station

Source: Haiti Libre This week, the Divisional Commissioner Jackson Hilaire, Departmental Director Northof the National Police of Haiti, participated in the inauguration of the Lambert police station in… Link: iciHaiti – Milot : Inauguration of the Lambert Police Station

HURRICANE-RESISTANT AGRICULTURE

Source: The St. Lucia Star When Hurricanes Irma and Maria roared through the Caribbean in September 2017, killing crops, flooding farmland and pulverising plantations, they devastated the landscape. In the… Link: HURRICANE-RESISTANT AGRICULTURE

BTMI head announces solid 2018 performance

Source: Barbados Today CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has revealed that Barbados enjoyed a 2.7 per cent increase in stay-over arrivals last… Link: BTMI head announces solid 2018 performance

Grey Goose World Par 3 Championships Day 1

Source: Bernews Rebecca Lee-Bentham from Canada is the Day One Leader of the Bermuda Grey Goose World Par 3 Championships taking place at the Turtle Hill Golf… Link: Grey Goose World Par 3 Championships Day 1

Bermuda PSA Open: Sachvie, Stefanoni Win

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Professional Squash Association [PSA] Open 2019 came to an end at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club in Devonshire. Canada’s Nick Sachvie and… Link: Bermuda PSA Open: Sachvie, Stefanoni Win

Ovals bounce back

Source: Antigua Observer Defending Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Division One League champions F and G Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays bounced back from their upsetting defeat to… Link: Ovals bounce back

Bernard De Santos passes away

Source: Stabroek News Former PPP/C Attorney General Bernard De Santos SC passed away yesterday at the age of 80. Link: Bernard De Santos passes away

Steps towards Equality for Puerto Rico

Source: Puerto Rico Report With the introduction of new tax and health care related legislation and a recent announcement by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. federal government appears… Link: Steps towards Equality for Puerto Rico

Robbery At Business On Ord Road In Paget

Source: Bernews A robbery took place at a business on Ord Road in Paget this morning [March 9] with a male brandishing a “bladed article” and demanding… Link: Robbery At Business On Ord Road In Paget

Life As A Reporter Not Nearly As Easy As It Seems!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Over the weekend, with wild rumors crashing into macabre assumptions about what had landed a young and healthy Rehani Isidore in hospital, I took an… Link: Life As A Reporter Not Nearly As Easy As It Seems!

9 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 9 Mar Sat 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate easterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as… Link: 9 Mar Weather in Cayman

Govt nixes Opposition’s compromise for early elections

Source: Guyana Times Constitutional crisis …PPP GECOM Commissioners vow not to be intimidated With less than two weeks remaining before the country heads into a constitutional crisis, the… Link: Govt nixes Opposition’s compromise for early elections

Former AG Bernard De Santos dies

Source: Guyana Times Former Attorney General and Senior Counsel Bernard De Santos died on Friday evening. Guyana Times understands that De Santos was rushed to the Dr Balwant… Link: Former AG Bernard De Santos dies

SOCU Head questioned over improper spending

Source: Guyana Times Head of the Special Organised Crime Unit, (SOCU) Sydney James was subjected to questioning over allegations of improper spending at the white-collar crime-fighting institution. This… Link: SOCU Head questioned over improper spending

Editorial: Let’s all pitch in!

Source: Antigua Observer It is with great joy that we welcome the news that the new garbage receptacles have arrived on our shores. The Ministry of Health agreed… Link: Editorial: Let’s all pitch in!

Granger, GECOM meeting fails to yield elections date

Source: Stabroek News A key meeting between President David Granger and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) ended yesterday with no election date set and the seven-member commission has… Link: Granger, GECOM meeting fails to yield elections date

Ram asks court to block gov’t contracts over $15M

Source: Stabroek News Attorney and accountant Christopher Ram has initiated legal proceedings to prevent the payments on government contracts awarded after the successful December 21st vote on the… Link: Ram asks court to block gov’t contracts over M

Hubert Enriquez writes Henry Gordon

Source: Amandala News Dear Senator Gordon, Re: In Search of TRUTH, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Going through your column in the above issue of the Amandala, we observed… Link: Hubert Enriquez writes Henry Gordon

Dangers to ICJ

Source: Amandala News March 6, 2019– First and foremost, before Belize takes the very serious step of going into this dangerously risky ICJ/Guatemala/Belize case, Belize needed to have… Link: Dangers to ICJ

Toledo F.A. 1st Division results

Source: Amandala News PUNTA GORDA, Toledo District, Sun. Mar. 3, 2019– The Toledo Football Association (TFA) hosted two 1st Division games today at the Victor Sanchez Union Field.… Link: Toledo F.A. 1st Division results

Lead police force reform, sergeants told

Source: Barbados Today Police sergeants were today told to be agents of change in a 183-year-old constabulary “in serious need” of reform. The officers received the charge during… Link: Lead police force reform, sergeants told

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Three persons died in a motor vehicle collision on the Melrose Bypass in Manchester on Thursday. Dead are 25-year-old Osheen Wint, seven-year-old Daniella Wint, and… Link:

Islam knocks violence against women – official

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A member of the Islamic Council of Jamaica has sought to invalidate the narrative of Muslim women as the victims of subjugation and degradation, arguing… Link: Islam knocks violence against women – official

Uchence Gang Trial | Cronies bathe in stolen cash

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Having already given testimony on about at least seven other robberies that took place across several parishes, a Crown witness yesterday said that he received… Link: Uchence Gang Trial | Cronies bathe in stolen cash

Senior Counsel Bernard De Santos dies at 80

Source: Kaieteur News Senior Counsel Bernard De Santos died last evening at a city hospital after he was taken to the institution having complained of feeling unwell. He… Link: Senior Counsel Bernard De Santos dies at 80

Bodacious Gala for St Jude’s Girls

Source: Newsday A “carnival couture gala” for an entrepreneurial workshop for students at the St Jude’s Home for Girls, Belmont, is happening tomorrow at Castle Killarney, Maraval… Link: Bodacious Gala for St Jude’s Girls

Historic calamity in St Kitts

Source: Newsday BASSETERRE: England won the Twenty20 series after humbling the West Indies by a record 137 runs in the second cricket match yesterday. An unchanged England… Link: Historic calamity in St Kitts

‘Govt will not interfere’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President restates GECOM must advise him that it is ready PRESIDENT David Granger has emphasised that Government will not interfere or intrude in the work… Link: ‘Govt will not interfere’

Back to drawing board

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President urges GECOM to work out shortest possible time for elections …says there needs to be a fresh search for agreement PRESIDENT David Granger has… Link: Back to drawing board

Chronicle honours its remarkable women

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Urged to aim for greater heights FEMALE workers of the Guyana National News Paper Limited were charged by Board Director Beverly Alert, to continue… Link: Chronicle honours its remarkable women

Safeguarding the planet: the focus of ‘Earth Hour’

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE importance of safeguarding the planet’s water resources and the environment was highlighted on Wednesday as Earth Hour 2019 was launched at the University of… Link: Safeguarding the planet: the focus of ‘Earth Hour’

Woeful WI badly beaten

Source: Nation Newspaper Basseterre – England dismissed West Indies for just 45 – the second-lowest score in T20 internationals – to win the second T20 by 137 runs… Link: Woeful WI badly beaten

Appeal Court has bail say

Source: Nation Newspaper A landmark decision by the Court of Appeal could open the floodgates for several accused who have had their bail applications turned down by a… Link: Appeal Court has bail say

Limit CWI presidency

Source: Nation Newspaper There should be term limits on the presidency of Cricket West Indies (CWI).Speaking on Wednesday at a conference call press briefing streamed to regional media,… Link: Limit CWI presidency

Caricom bids to counter EU list

Source: Nation Newspaper CARICOM is pushing back against the European Union’s (EU) continuous threatened blacklisting of countries in the region. Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong says regional… Link: Caricom bids to counter EU list

Teachers Come Out in Masses for I.C.J. Forum

Source: Channel 5 Belize Thousands of teachers gathered today at the UB gymnasium in Belmopan to take part in an I.C.J. forum fully sponsored and organized by the Belize… Link: Teachers Come Out in Masses for I.C.J. Forum

Hope for LIAT

Source: Nation Newspaper LIAT may get a lifeline. Funding to keep the cash-strapped airline will be discussed by five Caribbean Heads of Government in St Vincent and the… Link: Hope for LIAT

Re-registration Process Winding Down Ahead of Deadline

Source: Channel 5 Belize The deadline for re-registration is March eleventh and across the country eligible voters are making last-minute efforts to ensure that they are able to cast… Link: Re-registration Process Winding Down Ahead of Deadline

Another Accused Murderer Walks Free

Source: Channel 5 Belize Daniel Myvett Another accused murderer walked free of the charge today. Tonight, Daniel Myvett is at home with his family after attorney Leeroy Banner was… Link: Another Accused Murderer Walks Free

Supreme Court Responds Tacitly to Criticism from PM Barrow

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow During the Prime Minister’s Business Forum on February twenty-first, the head of government took advantage of an opportunity to chide the court system,… Link: Supreme Court Responds Tacitly to Criticism from PM Barrow

What Happens if Belize Votes NO?

Source: Channel 5 Belize So what happens if there is a NO vote? Well according to Assad Shoman, there is no clear plan as to what steps will be… Link: What Happens if Belize Votes NO?

Where is England in All of This? England is in England

Source: Channel 5 Belize One of the most repeated questions relating to Guatemala’s claim over Belize has to do with the historical role of England and future intervention. Some… Link: Where is England in All of This? England is in England

PETAL hosts 3rd Annual Int’l Women’s Day Conference

Source: Channel 5 Belize Today, March eighth, is International Women’s Day. The day is set aside to celebrate women and advocate for gender equality. Non-profit group ‘Promoting Empowerment Through… Link: PETAL hosts 3rd Annual Int’l Women’s Day Conference

Quality Poultry Business View Caribbean’s Cover Story!

Source: Channel 5 Belize Last month, we shared a story on the economic benefits of migrant-founded businesses like Quality Poultry Products in Spanish Lookout. The poultry producer was also… Link: Quality Poultry Business View Caribbean’s Cover Story!

22nd Annual Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

Source: Channel 5 Belize The twenty-second Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge began today at the foot of the Hawkesworth Bridge in Santa Elena. Sixty-one teams of paddlers… Link: 22nd Annual Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

A new low!

Source: Guyana Chronicle Windies bundled out for 45 (ESPNCRICINFO) – SAM Billings rescued England before Chris Jordan’s four-wicket haul demolished West Indies for a paltry 45, handing the… Link: A new low!

GCB mourns the passing of former vice-president

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has extended its condolences to the family, relatives and friends of former vice-president, Mr Roy Baijnauth, who passed away earlier… Link: GCB mourns the passing of former vice-president

MASON MURDER TRIAL STARTS

Source: The Reporter Friday, March 8, 2019 – On Tuesday, March 12th., five men accused of a gruesome murder which shocked and outraged the nation will appear in… Link: MASON MURDER TRIAL STARTS

BELIZE AND THE ICJ: WHAT WHEN WHY AND HOW

Source: The Reporter [Assad Shoman – A column by Citizens for the Defence of Sovereignty (CDS)] The International Court of Justice, ICJ, was established as the legal organ… Link: BELIZE AND THE ICJ: WHAT WHEN WHY AND HOW

Disgraced!

Source: Barbados Today England wrapped up a T20I series win with a 137-run thrashing of the West Indies today at Warner Park in St Kitts – a blistering… Link: Disgraced!

Nikita Miller honoured

Source: Barbados Today The Jamaica Cricket Association celebrated Nikita Miller on his 100th first-class game prior to the start of the Jamaica Scorpions and Barbados Pride match that… Link: Nikita Miller honoured

Food Box Bermuda Releases March Menu

Source: Bernews Food Box Bermuda has released the March menus, featuring six different box options, ranging from $50 to $340. The deadline for orders is Monday, March… Link: Food Box Bermuda Releases March Menu

Morris appointed Press Secretary

Source: Nation Newspaper Veteran journalist Roy R. Morris has taken on a new role. He was appointed today by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley as her first Press Secretary. In… Link: Morris appointed Press Secretary

30 Minute Video: March 8 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… Link: 30 Minute Video: March 8 ZBM Evening News

TRADE, TRADE AND MORE TRADE !

Source: The Reporter By: Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) On February 28th the Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce [why do we have to give these… Link: TRADE, TRADE AND MORE TRADE !

Are Air-BnBs Crippling the Hotel Industry?

Source: The Reporter With the onset of technology and the ‘accommodation’ industry becoming more competitive, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is struggling to standardize short-term online rentals such… Link: Are Air-BnBs Crippling the Hotel Industry?

First Legal Desk opening a success

Source: Saba News The first Legal Desk opening in Windwardside on February 23rd was a success with a good turnout of eight people. Nathalie Tackling, a legal professional… Link: First Legal Desk opening a success

Margaret Child from Day Care on pension

Source: Saba News On Thursday, March 7, the Public Entity Saba bade farewell to Margaret Child as she began her well-deserved retirement. Margaret served as Day Care Manager… Link: Margaret Child from Day Care on pension

Weather Forecast For Saturday March 9

Source: Bernews Saturday, March 9 is expected to see sunshine and clouds mixed, with the high to be near 19°C/67°F and the low to be near 17°C/62°F… Link: Weather Forecast For Saturday March 9

WIPM Party Program 2019-2023

Source: Saba News 2019 marks the 49th year that the Windward Islands People’s Movement has been continuously serving the island and people of Saba. For almost half a… Link: WIPM Party Program 2019-2023

Official Govt & Legal Notices For March 8th 2019

Source: Bernews The official Government and Legal notices for today [March 8] include planning notices. Listing of Proposed Planning Applications Received Between 1/3/2019 and 7/3/2019 Notice Type:… Link: Official Govt & Legal Notices For March 8th 2019

CORRECTION “ROGUE-ARTICLE” Appeared On reporter.bz

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER NEWSPAPER – www.reporter – Management The Reporter Newspaper takes this opportunity to apologize to the Chinese community and any person or entity which… Link: CORRECTION “ROGUE-ARTICLE” Appeared On reporter.bz

Get students excited about spelling

Source: Newsday MINISTER of State in the Education Ministry Dr Lovell Francis is challenging teachers to be more innovative in their teaching methods in the classroom. He… Link: Get students excited about spelling

Nailah: ‘It was lit’

Source: Newsday “It was lit.” That was how singer Nailah Blackman summed up her 2019 Carnival season. Speaking with Newsday Tobago on Thursday after her performance at… Link: Nailah: ‘It was lit’

SOCU’s Head questioned over improper spending – Ramjattan

Source: iNews Guyana Head of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Sydney James was subjected to questioning over allegations of improper spending at the white-collar crime fighting institution.… Link: SOCU’s Head questioned over improper spending – Ramjattan

Judges rule on expired Bail Act

Source: Newsday THREE appellate court judges have ruled that the now expired Bail (Amendment) Act of 2015, which led to people detained under the amendment being denied… Link: Judges rule on expired Bail Act

Happy International Women’s Day from SLHTA

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE — The following is a statement from Karolin Troubetzoy, President, Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association in recognition … The post Happy International… Link: Happy International Women’s Day from SLHTA

Pedestrian Killed By Car Near Cancryn

Source: St. John Source A man was killed by a car near Adelita Cancryn Junior High School Thursday evening around 7:55 p.m. according to police. A vehicle traveling west on… Link: Pedestrian Killed By Car Near Cancryn

NYC Sends Greetings on IWD

Source: The Voice Today March 8, 2019, The Saint Lucia National Youth Council (SLNYC) would like to stand in recognition of International Women … The post NYC Sends… Link: NYC Sends Greetings on IWD

Bahamas DPM on International Women's Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly “In keeping with The Bahamas’ commitment to advance gender equality and to create a sustainable economic environment for future generations, all sectors of society will… Link: Bahamas DPM on International Women's Day

Carpenter gets 3 years for 12 grams of ganja

Source: iNews Guyana Robert Bhagnauth, 44, was today sentenced to three years in prison and fined $30,000  after he admitted to having 12 grams of marijuana in his… Link: Carpenter gets 3 years for 12 grams of ganja

Three Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Source: Bernews Three documents were tabled in the House of Assembly today [March 8] including the Payroll Tax Amendment Bill 2019, the Stamp Duties Amendment Bill 2019,… Link: Three Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Increased CPG members for Guyana’s borders

Source: iNews Guyana Members of the Community Policing Groups (CPG) will be increasing their presence at bordering villages in an attempt to ramp up security in those far-flung… Link: Increased CPG members for Guyana’s borders

Armed men enter Birch Tree Hill residence

Source: Cayman Compass Two armed individuals entered a residence in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay on Wednesday and demanded money from the occupants, according to… Link: Armed men enter Birch Tree Hill residence

Region Six health system in a crisis – AFC Councillor

Source: iNews Guyana Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor, Devin Sookraj on Thursday slammed the poor health system in Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) stating that it is in a… Link: Region Six health system in a crisis – AFC Councillor

Cull off target as iguanas set to breed

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cullers have exterminated almost 450,000 green iguanas since October, when the nationwide initiative to get the exploding population of pests under control was launched.… Link: Cull off target as iguanas set to breed

Haiti – NOTICE : Time change

Source: Haiti Libre Jean Hilbert Lebrun, the General Secretariat of the Presidency reminds public and private sector agents in particular and the public in general… Link: Haiti – NOTICE : Time change

Blackout brings Venezuela to standstill

Source: iNews Guyana (BBC) Schools and workplaces in Venezuela have closed as an electricity blackout continues into a second day. The power cut, which started on Thursday afternoon,… Link: Blackout brings Venezuela to standstill

EYEWITNESS: Whither

Source: iNews Guyana …Guyana Your Eyewitness has a confession to make: Yesterday’s column, “The Day after the meeting”, was submitted even before the meeting between Granger and Jagdeo… Link: EYEWITNESS: Whither

Ascendant Group Announces 2018 Results

Source: Bernews Ascendant Group released its 2018 annual financial results today [March 8], with core earnings of $18.3 million, or $1.87/share, compared to $20.4 million, or $2.06/share, in… Link: Ascendant Group Announces 2018 Results

Woodland residents protest for water

Source: Newsday Residents of Pluck Road, Woodland in South Trinidad staged an early morning protest today calling on the authorities to provide better roads and improve the… Link: Woodland residents protest for water

Family Appeals For Help After Fatal Collision

Source: Bernews “If anyone knows anything can you please come forward, as this has ruined my whole family’s life.” Those were the words from the family of… Link: Family Appeals For Help After Fatal Collision

CXC to Issue e-Certificates Across the region

Source: The Anguillian     The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is pleased to announce that after a successful trial period, it will continue to provide students with e-certificates… Link: CXC to Issue e-Certificates Across the region

La Ruta Maya River Challenge-49 mile Race

Source: The Reporter Friday, March 8th. And the race is off. Sixty-one teams in eight categories are participating in the 22nd annual Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge.… Link: La Ruta Maya River Challenge-49 mile Race

November Consumer Price Index Report

Source: Bernews Today, the Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown released the November 2018 Consumer Price [CPI] Index publication from the Department of Statistics. The Minister… Link: November Consumer Price Index Report

Are taxis getting meters?

Source: Cayman News Service Quite some time ago there was discussion that taxis were to install meters. Did that go away and why? Read Auntie’s answer and comment on… Link: Are taxis getting meters?

CAL’s second Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives at ORIA

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Captain Steven Coe and First Officer Giselah Ebanks brought Cayman Airways’ second new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to Grand Cayman from Seattle Thursday… Link: CAL’s second Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives at ORIA

Video: World Par 3 Championship Event Launch

Source: Bernews Bacardi International, Fairmont Southampton and the Bermuda Tourism Authority held a press conference yesterday [March 7] to launch the 2019 Grey Goose World Par 3… Link: Video: World Par 3 Championship Event Launch

Stolen car found in Pleasantville

Source: Newsday POLICE recovered a car at about midday yesterday which was reportedly stolen in Mon Repos, San Fernando, on Carnival Tuesday. A police report said Anil… Link: Stolen car found in Pleasantville

Kamla encourages young women to join politics

Source: Newsday The world is witnessing a greater push to challenge gender stereotypes, Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said, with more women taking up “non-traditional” roles, and… Link: Kamla encourages young women to join politics

8 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 8 Mar Fri 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Fresh winds and rough seas will begin to subside from this evening as the associated high pressure… Link: 8 Mar Weather in Cayman

International Women’s Day 2019

Source: The Voice Saint Lucia will join the rest of the world on Friday 8th March, 2019 in celebration of International Women’s Day … The post International Women’s… Link: International Women’s Day 2019

Opposition to write Caricom, OAS on political crisis

Source: Guyana Times Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has echoed plans to officially write the Caribbean Community (Caricom), the Commonwealth and the Organisation of American States (OAS) to inform… Link: Opposition to write Caricom, OAS on political crisis

President to meet GECOM Chair, Commissioners today

Source: Guyana Times With only 11 days to go before the constitutional March 19 deadline for the holding of general and regional elections, President David Granger is set… Link: President to meet GECOM Chair, Commissioners today

Guyana, Canada strengthen diplomatic relations

Source: Guyana Times Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Thursday met with Michael Grant, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas in the Ministry of Global Affairs of Canada.… Link: Guyana, Canada strengthen diplomatic relations

Exxon pegs recoverable oil at 5.5 billion barrels

Source: Guyana Times US oil giant ExxonMobil has revised the estimated gross recoverable resource from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana to approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. This was… Link: Exxon pegs recoverable oil at 5.5 billion barrels

Foreigners arrested for illegal fishing

Source: Jamaica Star Fifty-seven Dominican nationals have been arrested and charged by the police after they were caught fishing illegally in Jamaican waters last Saturday. The men, who… Link: Foreigners arrested for illegal fishing

INDECOM launches probe after body search leads to tussle

Source: Jamaica Star An investigation has been launched by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) after a woman reported to the security forces’ watch dog agency that she… Link: INDECOM launches probe after body search leads to tussle

Young farmer uses social media to push business

Source: Jamaica Star Farming is not often the career of choice for young Jamaicans, neither is it something many would choose to highlight on their social media pages.… Link: Young farmer uses social media to push business

Mayhem on our streets

Source: Jamaica Star The Jamaica Constabulary Force has a thankless task of policing a lawless society where anything goes and walking the straight and narrow is scoffed at.… Link: Mayhem on our streets

Guyanese man killed, burnt in Georgia

Source: Guyana Times The body of a Guyanese man was last week found in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States of America. Dead is 58-year-old Darnley Colin Marshall. The DeKalb… Link: Guyanese man killed, burnt in Georgia

#BTEditorial – A mighty Gabby indeed

Source: Barbados Today What we set down here must not be the definitive history of Edwin Orlando Gabby Scott but the very least this newspaper can do to express… Link: #BTEditorial – A mighty Gabby indeed

Unfazed

Source: Barbados Today Tourists appear unfazed by an advisory issued by the US Embassy, warning its citizens against venturing to certain parts of the country. On the south… Link: Unfazed

President meets GECOM today

Source: Guyana Chronicle — on readiness to hold Regional and General Elections PRESIDENT David Granger will meet with the chairman and commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)… Link: President meets GECOM today

‘Come together, find solutions’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …UK High Commissioner urges political leaders By Paul Mc Adam THE main political parties’ leaders need to come together to agree on what the way… Link: ‘Come together, find solutions’

Guyana takes lead in eco-tourism

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA has been named the #1 “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world, leading ecotourism destinations like Sierra Gorda, Mexico and Tmatboey in Cambodia. The… Link: Guyana takes lead in eco-tourism

AG maintains GECOM responsible for holding elections

Source: Guyana Chronicle MAINTAINING that it is the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that is constitutionally required to hold elections and not government, Attorney General Basil Williams said that… Link: AG maintains GECOM responsible for holding elections

Robotics in primary schools close to reality

Source: Guyana Chronicle – as senior officials benefit from demonstration THE Ministry of Education (MoE) has begun engaging possible partners to execute its initiative of introducing robotics in… Link: Robotics in primary schools close to reality

Exxon ups oil estimate to 5.5 billion barrels

Source: Stabroek News Following its two most recent finds, ExxonMobil yesterday revised its estimated gross recoverable resource from the Stabroek Block to approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. Link: Exxon ups oil estimate to 5.5 billion barrels

Deon Stephens Dies

Source: St. John Source Deon Stephens Deon Stephens died Feb. 14. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 8, at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay,… Link: Deon Stephens Dies

Castle shows its Carnival spirit

Source: Newsday THERE are dragons and imps tied to the veranda of the newly-restored Stollmeyer’s Castle, now rechristened Castle Killarney. The traditional Carnival figures overlook the Queen’s… Link: Castle shows its Carnival spirit

Jobless, disabled, seeking a piece of the labour pie

Source: Barbados Today Disabled Barbadians are begging employers to give them a piece of the jobs pie, president of the Barbados National Organisation of the Disabled Inc. (BARNOD),… Link: Jobless, disabled, seeking a piece of the labour pie

THREE CHILDREN ABDUCTED IN A WEEK

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are on the hunt of the alleged abductor of the capital’s second and third alleged kidnapping in less than a week. In the first… Link: THREE CHILDREN ABDUCTED IN A WEEK

WHO ARE WE?

Source: Jones Bahamas In the book The Growth of the Modern West Indies, the author  Gordon K. Lewis wrote: “ From the earliest beginnings after 1620,  the Bahamian… Link: WHO ARE WE?

Bishop Calls Policemen Retirement “ Suspicious”

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Christian Council President BishopDelton Fernander is calling  the retirements of  senior Police Officers suspicious. He was responding to claims from the Opposition that… Link: Bishop Calls Policemen Retirement “ Suspicious”

Fusion Will Succeed, Says Richards

Source: Jones Bahamas Fusion Superplex Chief  Operating  Officer Dominic Richards is dismissing  claims that the entertainment centre is too big of a dream and that the project will… Link: Fusion Will Succeed, Says Richards

AG CORRECTS EU MINISTER

Source: Jones Bahamas Attorney General Carl Bethel defending the government of the Bahamas says that money laundering convictions were made in The Bahamas . He has corrected comments… Link: AG CORRECTS EU MINISTER

Warning three years too late

Source: Barbados Today A local party cruise operator, whose business was flagged in a recent US travel advisory as one of two party cruises that Americans should not… Link: Warning three years too late

Social activist queries US travel advisory timing

Source: Barbados Today A prominent political activist is questioning the timing of a scathing US travel advisory on Barbados, contending a strangely coincidence with Barbados leading CARICOM’s diplomatic… Link: Social activist queries US travel advisory timing

PATH benefits to jump

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Nearly 300,000 vulnerable persons, including children and the elderly, are to see an average 16 per cent increase in their cash grants under the Programme… Link: PATH benefits to jump

Almost $2b for MSMEs

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Holness administration has committed almost $2 billion in the upcoming fiscal year to provide a shot in the arm for the micro, small and… Link: Almost b for MSMEs

Compliant SLB borrowers to be rewarded

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Borrowers of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) who have been servicing their loans without falling into delinquency are poised to benefit from a reduction in… Link: Compliant SLB borrowers to be rewarded

1,000 cars for cops, facelift for stations

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Government plans to shell out close to $3 billion to acquire 1,000 new motor vehicles for the police and carry out much-needed repairs at… Link: 1,000 cars for cops, facelift for stations

Beach Advisory for March 4-8

Source: St. John Source Magens Bay Beach (Photo by Chuck Munson) The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates… Link: Beach Advisory for March 4-8

ExxonMobil estimate jumps to 5.5B barrels

Source: Kaieteur News The gross recoverable resource from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana has now increased to approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. EEPGL’s Senior Director of Public and… Link: ExxonMobil estimate jumps to 5.5B barrels

Granger to meet GECOM today

Source: Kaieteur News It has been confirmed. President David Granger will meet with the Chairman and Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), today, to determine what is… Link: Granger to meet GECOM today

It’s still a struggle for disabled folk

Source: Nation Newspaper The struggles to find a job, to be included or even walk the streets continue for the disabled community in Barbados. Yesterday at the Barbados… Link: It’s still a struggle for disabled folk

‘Don’t fear Caricom nationals’

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians should not fear CARICOM nationals flooding the island to live and work following the passing of the Caribbean Community (Amendment) Act 2019. Barbados’ Ambassador… Link: ‘Don’t fear Caricom nationals’

NUPW face-off

Source: Nation Newspaper General secretary of Barbados’ largest public sector union, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Roslyn Smith, is threatening to sue its president, Akanni McDowall… Link: NUPW face-off

Without Warrens

Source: Nation Newspaper From heroes to no-shows, life has really come full circle for Warrens. Just four years removed from winning their last top flight basketball title, Pan… Link: Without Warrens

Trouble in the netball camp?

Source: Nation Newspaper Trouble appears to be brewing in the Barbados netball camp and one player is not prepared to take to the courts under a current coach.… Link: Trouble in the netball camp?

GFF launches ‘Roar to Gold Cup’ campaign

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Golden Jaguars set to rumble with Belize March 23, at Leonora “GUYANA will qualify for the Gold Cup. We at GFF are doing everything,… Link: GFF launches ‘Roar to Gold Cup’ campaign

GMR&SC postpones Drag Race meet by one week

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) has postponed its first Drag Race event by one week, from March 17 to March 24. According… Link: GMR&SC postpones Drag Race meet by one week

Cycling double-header set for this weekend

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE inner circuit of the National Park and Berbice roadways will be abuzz with action this weekend with a cycling double-header. First, National Park will… Link: Cycling double-header set for this weekend

Turtle Centre finally pays off $50M debt

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Almost 15 years after the original Cayman Turtle Farm started borrowing the more than CI$50 million it needed to build what is now the… Link: Turtle Centre finally pays off M debt

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