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September 6, 2018

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Singh elated over 12-second class sweep

Source: Guyana Chronicle WITH the dust finally settling from the King of the Strip 3 Drag race meet, one competitor is already hyped for the next instalment of drag racing. Pierre Singh, champion of the 12-second class believes that things worked in his favour last Sunday. “The car worked pretty well,” he recounted,…

Emergency in court

Source: Nation Newspaper An aunt, charged along with her nephew, who allegedly went on a more than $80 000 shopping spree with someone else’s credit card, triggered a medical emergency in court yesterday when she collapsed after… Link: Emergency in court

GHB Outdoor Developmental Leagues resume this weekend

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Hockey Board’s (GHB) outdoor 7-a-side developmental leagues will resume this weekend at the St Stanislaus College ground on CARIFESTA Avenue, with six matches scheduled for today and tomorrow beginning at 15:00hrs on both days. The leagues were postponed on April 22, at approximately the halfway stage after seasonal…

Double trouble

Source: Barbados Today A police prosecutor in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court went beyond the call of duty today when an accused woman suddenly collapsed in the courtroom. Station Sergeant Samuel Hinds immediately sprang into action after 51-year-old Hannah Elydia Reid, a diabetic, fell to the floor. At the time, the Guyanese woman,…

Carrington factory could be put up for sale

Source: Barbados Today The sale of the abandoned Carrington Sugar Factory in St Philip is not being ruled out by the Mia Mottley-led administration, as it seriously weighs its economic options. Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that while the facility was currently being used as…

East Veldt, Black Pearl victorious

Source: Guyana Chronicle ACTION in the GFA-IMC leg of the Pele Alumni ‘Frank Watson’ U-15 tournament continued last Thursday with a triple-header at the Tucville ground, Georgetown, with wins for East Veldt, Black Pearl and Masters Academy FC. The kickoff, at approximately 11:30hrs, saw the first match head East Veldt’s way with a…

Station falling apart

Source: Nation Newspaper Police at Black Rock Station are a bituneasy at work these days. Reports reaching the Saturday Sun are that in addition to the infestation of bed bugs in the cells, the station is said to be falling… Link: Station falling apart

England’s largest Caribbean tour set for 2019

Source: Guyana Chronicle (CMC) – ENGLAND’S tour of the Caribbean next year will be its biggest tour of the region in a decade, comprising three Test matches, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20Is. During the two-month tour which will begin in January, Barbados, Antigua and St. Lucia will host the three-match Test series; Barbados,…

Windies women draw practice game

Source: Guyana Chronicle (CMC) – THE West Indies women were held to a 1-1 draw by the Antigua and Barbuda Under-17 team in their two-match practice T20 series at the Sir Vivian Cricket Ground here on Tuesday. In the first game, the Windies Women could muster only 101 for four off their 20…

Skateboarding park under way

Source: Nation Newspaper A skateboarding park being built at Wildey should be in use by early next year. This was disclosed by executive officer of the Skateboarding Association of Barbados, Adrian Bowen, following a prize-giving… Link: Skateboarding park under way

No UWI rush

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians do not appear to be flocking to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus in droves despite Government’s decision to pay for their tuition. A UWI spokesman said an anticipated rush of students had yet to materialize, with only 200 more students having enrolled so far…

Bajans mock AOPT’s prosecution call

Source: Barbados Today Not every public service vehicle (PSV) driver is in line with the Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT), which is calling for commuters to be prosecuted for boarding and disembarking from PSVs at areas other than at a bus stop. While AOPT Public Relations Officer Mark Haynes did not completely…

The UHS Debt is Finally Tackled in Parliament

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow A special sitting of the House of Representatives took place in Belmopan today on an issue that has been thorny and divisive.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow, as Minister of Finance, presented the Appropriation Bill to pay a ninety-five million-dollar compensation award for the Universal Health Services debt. The…

Johnny Breaks Down the UHS Loan

Source: Channel 5 Belize John Briceño For the People’s United Party, the UHS loan guarantee goes back to the Musa Administration, one which this current government won’t let them forget. But when the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño made his contribution, he drew the line on the sand as it relates to a…

UHS, The No’s have it: empty seats of the opposition

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, – Today the People’s United Party walked out of the House of Representatives in Unison, before registering their vote on the motion to pay the Universal Health Link: UHS, The No’s have it: empty seats of the opposition

PRIME MINISTER COMMENTS ON ‘Budrani’ PRESIDENCY

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, – Prime Minister Dean Barrow said today that Cabinet was not seeking to punish National Institute of Culture and History President Sapna Budrani when it decided to Link: PRIME MINISTER COMMENTS ON ‘Budrani’ PRESIDENCY

Jetski collision lands one rider in hospital

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As concerns mount in the community over reckless and speeding jetski riders in local waters, two collided in the George Town area around noon Friday. The police confirmed the collision involving two jetskis and said one of the riders was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital to be treated for…

Inaugural Flight to Curaçao by Laser Airlines

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Laser Airlines’ inaugural flight from Venezuela to Curaçao was celebrated at the Hato International Airport with an event that included speeches by the Minister of Economic Development Dr. Steven Martina, Director Marketing Air Service & Tourism of the Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), Ms. Peggy Croes and the General Operations…

Suspect dead in police shootout

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A person of interest in the killing Sargent Leominster Powell has been killed following a shoot-out with the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF). The RSCNPF has confirmed that someone was killed and an Officer injured during a shooting incident in Sandy Point. The Officer is

Two Young Nicaraguan Women, Yaritza and Victoria

Source: Havana Times I’m writing this with immense sorrow in my heart, from a distance and an emotional place beyond consolation. The grief has grown larger, uncontrollable, and today I can’t go on: I must let it out. Yaritza, Victoria, Levy, Luis, Byron, Nahiroby and Juan were abducted on Saturday, August 25, while…

Armed flasher charged and jailed

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 54-year-old man from George Town has been charged with committing an act outraging public decency and carrying an offensive weapon after he reportedly exposed himself at a West Bay beach on Thursday. Police were called to the popular Cemetery Beach at about 2:30pm following the report that a…

Professor Adam Galinsky To Speak At BII Event

Source: Bernews Best-selling author and Professor at the Columbia Business School Adam Galinsky will be the next speaker in a series of events designed to help increase diversity in the re-insurance sector. “We are absolutely thrilled that Professor Galinsky has agreed to come to Bermuda to give this talk. He is one… Link:

Butterfield unchanged on 0.5m stock trade

Source: The Royal Gazette Nearly half a million dollars worth of Butterfield Bank shares changed hands on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The banks share price remained unchanged on 52, as 9,329 shares with a value of 484,957 were traded. Butterfields US-listed shares gained 95 cents, or 1. 8 per cent, to close at 52.…

Nathan Trott Named In England U20 Squad

Source: Bernews Bermudian Nathan Trott has been named in the England U20 squad for two friendly matches in September, the first against Switzerland and the second against the Netherlands. The talented goalkeeper plays for West Ham, and their website said, “West Ham United youngsters Nathan Trott and Ajibola Alese have been called-up by… Link:

RFQ-002-2018 (P)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Quotations: RFQ-002-2018 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Department of Education is requesting quotations from Qualified Firm (s)/Individual (s) for the Purchase of a Customized Mobile Technology Lab for the St.…

RFP-035-C-2018(P)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Proposal No:  RFP-035-C-2018 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) for the Emergency Supply of Fuel including Gasoline and Diesel to all Government Vehicles in the…

Saint Lucia welcomes media for Roots & Soul Festival

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority will be hosting thirty-five regional and international media for the Roots and Soul Festival beginning here on August 31, 2018. The 3-day event is part of the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival, which is now into its second year. The regional and international…

Urban Renewal's "Back-to-School" Jamborees

Source: Bahamas Weekly Urban Renewal Centres nationwide held Back-to-School fairs for children on Friday, August 31, 2018.  The focus this year was the distribution of coupons for the purchase of school text books, redeemable at selected bookstores.  The event featured food, fun and giveaways: bouncing castles, face painting, hot dogs, games and back-to-school…

Warning over vomiting illness

Source: The Royal Gazette Health officials issued a warning after a breakout of gastrointestinal illness. The Ministry of Health said clusters of diarrhoea and vomiting illness had been reported in the community. The ministry said people can be taken sick by consuming contaminated food or water, directly from an ill person or contact with…

Farley, Morris get overseas postings

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Member of Parliament Reginald Farley and outspoken cleric Rev. Charles Morris are among those who will be posted to Barbados’ overseas missions. Farley, a former representative for Christ Church… Link: Farley, Morris get overseas postings

RFP-036-C-2018(P)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Proposal No:  RFP-036-C-2018 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) for the Emergency Trucking Transportation Loading/off Loading and Delivery Services for the Government of the Virgin…

Pair arrested over prowling incident

Source: The Royal Gazette Two teenagers have been arrested after a report of prowling outside a Hamilton Parish home. The 15-year-old boys were arrested in connection with an incident said to have taken place in the early hours of Wednesday. The alleged prowling was captured by a security camera system at the Aubrey Road…

Warning over fake notes

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have warned the public to be on the watch for counterfeit Bermuda 50 bills in circulation on the island. A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said all of the notes have the serial numbers AI 509979 or AI 441162. The spokesman added This week alone after the arrest of two…

“Special duty” Cops shortchanged by senior ranks?

Source: St. Lucia Times The office of the Police Commissioner is investigating reports that two senior police officers shortchanged junior ranks who were moonlighting during the recent Mercury Fest activities, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) has said. A reporter raised the issue at a police news conference Friday. It is alleged that…

Suspects in Swann murder granted bail

Source: The Royal Gazette Two suspects detained by police in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Danshun Swann were last night released on bail, according to a police spokesman. Mr Swann was fatally stabbed in the early hours of Monday after a brawl among a group of men broke out outside Southampton Rangers Sports…

30 Minute Video: August 31 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:

Murder charge in transgender killing

Source: Antigua Observer Timothy Jackman, 21, of Potters has been charged with the murder of Arnal “Angel” Joseph, 25, of the same address. The police just confirmed the development. Joseph was killed on Wednesday at the home she shared with Jackman, her partner. The police say the accused is expected to appear in…

Klein Curaçao suffers from ‘pirates’

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Minister of Spatial Planning Zita Jesus Leito is going to make a fact sheet of Klein Curaçao to answer all questions from the Members of Parliament. Klein Curaçao is a small uninhabited island east of Curaçao. The MPs think that the small uninhabited island is taken by pirates.…

Coming month will be very hot

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Meteorological Department warns of warmer weather than normal in the coming months. September and October are traditionally already hot months, but the expectation is that there will almost no wind. The Ministry of Health advises people to drink at least two liters of water a day. De…

CHATA gives a presentation to Dutch Caribbean Economists

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – CHATA recently gave a presentation at the Dutch Caribbean Economists Think and Drink event hosted by CHATA Member Licores Maduro. CHATA President & CEO, Miles Mercera, gave a presentation on the importance of tourism and why a Ministry of Tourism could benefit the hospitality & tourism industry. For…

Ortega Accuses Retired Colonel of “Terrorisim”

Source: Havana Times Carlos Brenes, a retired colonel of the Sandinista Popular Army (EPS), was arrested by officers of the institution once under his command. Soldiers of the Nicaraguan Army detained him at the southern border of Peñas Blancas on Wednesday when he was travelling to Costa Rica, and then turned him over…

Video: Bermuda Footballers Defeat Antigua 5 – 0

Source: Bernews [Updated] The Bermuda Women’s Football team is matching up against Antigua & Barbuda this evening [Aug 31] as part of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship taking place in Jamaica, and you can tune in and watch live below. This game is part of the Caribbean Final Qualifying Round being held in… Link:

Sacred Heart School Continuous Improvement in Education

Source: Saba News The IT teacher Sundiata Lake and Remedial/Special Ed. teacher Helen Hassell at SHS on Saba have introduced a new software of communication for this school year 2018-2019. The software uses an app by AssistiveWare called Proloquo2go. It is for students with Autism, Down Syndrome, and any other special need students…

Weather Forecast For Saturday September 1

Source: Bernews Saturday, September 1 is expected to be partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms, with the high to be near 29°C/85°F and the low to be near 26°C/78°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 73%. Sunrise will be… Link:

Sargassum situation getting worse

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, – The Placencia Village Council called an emergency meeting today to try and devise a plan of action to deal with the large amount of sargassum that Link: Sargassum situation getting worse

No suspicion of wrongdoing in T&TEC substation fire

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, August 31, 2018The T&T Electricity Commission says it has no suspicion of sabotage following an early morning fire at its Savonetta Substation which knocked out power at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and neighbouring communities. The billowing cloud of black smoke at North Sea Drive, Point Lisas triggered…

Petrotrin worker found dead in crashed car

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, August 31, 2018A month before he was expected to lose his job with the shutdown of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery, Petrotrin welder Jefferson Ogiste ended up dead when the car in which he was traveling ran off the San Fernando Bypass and ended up in a ditch. The driver…

Things that are also Happening in Havana

Source: Havana Times Today, I want to tell you about something curious, which is happening in the City of Central Havana, on Belascoain street near the Malecon seawall. Its a community art and antiques project, that also has iron bars that are salvaged from collapsed buildings, slabs and tiles to name a few…

Cruise petitioners drumming up support this weekend

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following the launch this week of the campaign to begin a people-initiated referendum for the Cayman Islands cruise berthing project, organisers will be out and about this weekend collecting signatures. Registered voters will be able to sign the formal petition at various locations in and around George Town. Described…

Nudes, Nudes, Nudes!

Source: The Reporter It seems that almost everyday Facebook ‘lights up’ with the announcement that somebody’s nudes have been ‘leaked.’The typical response seems to be almost predictable: ‘send please.’ The private photos and Link: Nudes, Nudes, Nudes!

50 more for the Royal St. Lucia Police Force

Source: St. Lucia News Online File photo of police officers during a parade. (SNO) – The staff complement of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force is to be expanded by 50 more recruits. The announcement was made by Assistance Commissioner (ACP) of Police responsible for operations George Nicholas at a press conference today, Auguste

Man who swallowed stolen pendant remanded

Source: iNews Guyana A known thief who reportedly attacked a woman outside of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts snatching her gold chain and proceeded to swallow the $80,000 pendant attached to it, was on Friday remanded to prison. Marcino Benn was remanded by Magistrate Leron Daly whom he appeared before. It is being alleged…

Over 21 Guyanese companies to attend China Import Expo in Nov

Source: iNews Guyana Approximately twenty-one companies from Guyana will be attending the inaugural China International Import Expo come November 5-10, at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai. This was announced by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guyana Office for Trade and Investment (Go-Invest), Owen Verwey at the agency’s mid-year press…

England’s two-month tour to West Indies starts in January

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – England will arrive in the West Indies on January 11, 2019 to start the biggest International Home Series between the two teams since 2009. The two-month tour, comprising three Test matches,… Link: England’s two-month tour to West Indies starts in January

EDITORIAL – August 31st. 2018

Source: The Reporter It is true that less than four years after the Battle of St. George’s Caye in 1798, the stunning effect of this victory by the Baymen was diminished by the Link: EDITORIAL – August 31st. 2018

Castries East To Host 10TH Annual Maths Quiz

Source: The St. Lucia Star Parliamentary Representative for Castries East, Hon. Philip J. Pierre, will host the 10th Castries East Annual Math Quiz & Honouring Ceremony on Saturday 1st September, 2018 at the Entrepot Human Resource Centre at 3PM. The Math Quiz will feature three representatives from each of the primary schools within the

Paula-Mae stars at Independence parade

Source: Newsday This morning’s 56th anniversary Independence Day Parade was one of many firsts. It boasted the country’s first female Commander-in-Chief in the form of President Paula-Mae Weekes, the first of newly appointed Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith’s career, the first for Stuart Young as Minister of National Security, and the first… Link:

Ortega Expels UN Mission from Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times The government of Daniel Ortega expelled today the mission of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) that was in the country to verify the situation of human rights, diplomatic sources reported. Link: Ortega Expels UN Mission from Nicaragua

New airport won’t drain public purse

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Owen Roberts International Airport expansion is not breaking the Cayman Islands Government’s bank, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell stressed Tuesday at the Topping Out Ceremony, when the final roof beam was put in place over the new facility. Although government has not said what it expects the final cost of the…

NGC posts $1b after-tax profit

Source: Newsday The National Gas Company of TT Ltd (NGC) has recorded a profit after tax of $1.06 billion for the first half of 2018. In a statement issued Thursday evening, NGC chairman Gerry Brooks said this represents an increase of 39.1 per cent or $297.1 million above the corresponding six-month period… Link:

Robinson nets in Bermuda hockey defeat

Source: The Royal Gazette Keishae Robinson scored from a perfectly executed penalty corner as the Bermuda womens hockey team were defeated 2-1 by Lasell College Lasers, an NCAA Division III school from Newton, Massachusetts, on Wednesday night. Lasell took an early lead against Bermuda, who were playing for the first time since the Central…

Alistair Burt visits Iran for talks on nuclear deal

Source: Suriname Times The foreign office minister Alistair Burt arrived in Iran on Friday for the first such visit in several months, for talks on the imprisoned British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, as well as the future of the Iran nuclear deal. Burt, the minister for the Middle East, is the first UK minister…

Coaches complete introductory course

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Football Coaches Association has announced that an additional 23 coaches successfully completed the Introduction to Coaching course last weekend. The course, which was delivered by Uefa B license coach educators from the BFCA, helps to qualify the coaches for the Bermuda Football Association D Licence required to coach…

TTEC probes Savonetta fire

Source: Newsday TTEC officials are investigating an early morning fire at their Savonetta substation in Point Lisas. The fire knocked out electricity to industrial customers in the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and to residential customers in Phoenix Park, Cedar Hill Claxton Bay and surround areas. According to a release from the commission… Link:

Trinidad and Tobago observing 56th anniversary of independence

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 31, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago observed its 56th anniversary of political independence from Britain on Friday with the traditional military parade and differing statements from the politicians regarding the socio-economic development of the oil-rich twin island republic. While President Paula Mae…

Bob Soto diving scholarship

Source: Cayman Compass Bob Soto was a leader and teacher of scuba diving and his name is legendary in the industry. In order to pass his passion for the sport onto others, the Bob Soto Memorial Scuba Scholarship has been created and will be awarded to one lucky young Caymanian. Link: Bob Soto

ExxonMobil makes ninth discovery offshore Guyana

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Aug. 30, CMC – The US based oil giant, ExxonMobil has announced the discovery of approximately 197 feet (60 metres) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir at the Hammerhead-1  – the ninth discovery of oil in the Stabroek Block  and the fifth within the last year.…

Cayman rum keeps with islands’ seafaring spirit

Source: Cayman Compass Like any great Caribbean tale, the story of Cayman Spirits Co. and its signature Seven Fathoms rum starts at sea. While the company itself got its start in 2007, the origins of its rum can be traced back to Cayman’s seafaring days. Link: Cayman rum keeps with islands’ seafaring spirit

Golden Spoons Review: Icoa

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Foodie): While Icoa’s location in Seven Mile Shops does not offer a spectacular view, it is a lovely little restaurant where I love to breakfast. But my most recent visit was in the evening as my partner and I wanted to try what was on offer for dinner. Read…

Intern’s technology focuses on finding lionfish

Source: Cayman Compass Twenty-year-old Matthew Elphinstone, who has been interning with NeuralStudio SECZ in Cayman, has successfully created a proof of concept for a device that uses Artificial Intelligence to recognize lionfish. Link: Intern’s technology focuses on finding lionfish

Statehood Supporters Win Florida Primaries

Source: Puerto Rico Report Primary elections in Florida had been in the news as speculation about the influence of Puerto Rican voters increased in the run-up to the votes. It turns out several of the winners had one thing in common: support for statehood for Puerto Rico. Florida Governor Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D)…

Australia: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  The Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquiry’s recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession. The five-year inquiry found tens of thousands of children had suffered abuse in Australian institutions. The Catholic Church had the most cases. On Friday, Church leaders…

Achttien doden bij helikopterongeluk in Ethiopië

Source: Suriname Times Bij een ongeval met een militaire helikopter in Ethiopië zijn alle achttien inzittenden om het leven gekomen. Volgens lokale media stortte het toestel donderdag door onbekende oorzaak neer in de regio Oromiya. De doden zijn vijftien militairen en drie burgers. De helikopter was onderweg van de stad Dire Dawa in het…

Corporate Warfare Futsal Season Four Officially Launches

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Gros Islet, Saint Lucia (August 30th, 2018): The TimeOut Entertainment team celebrated four years of corporate warfare futsal action at the press launch ceremony at the Financial Administrative Centre on August 29th, 2018. The sports enthusiasts revealed the twenty-eight (28) corporate teams who will be taking part in the…

Government House gardens

Source: The Royal Gazette The opening of the Government House Gardens to the public each Sunday afternoon from 12 noon to 5 pm came to an end last Sunday, 26 August. The grounds have been open since 27 May and have been enjoyed by numerous residents and visitors alike. The Governor, Mr John Rankin,…

Trinidad: A drink cost this man $73,900

Source: St. Lucia News Online (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A RIO CLARO man who stopped at a bar on his way home and left $73,900 in his vehicle was robbed on Wednesday. The victim, a 43 year old joiner, returned to his vehicle to find the cash missing. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Around 2

ST LUCIANS WIN PRESTIGIOUS CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Chevening Scholarship winners for 2018 were announced yesterday by British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Mrs Janet Douglas. Among them are two awardees from St Lucia – Ms Kenisha Jeffrey, a Fire Officer of eleven years who was recently promoted to the rank of Leading…

Independence Day activities intensify under theme, ‘Love, Service, Patriotism and Pride, Independence 35’

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Official activities for St. Kitts and Nevis’ 35th Anniversary of Independence will intensify in September as the celebration continues under the theme “Love, Service, Patriotism and Pride, Independence 35.” At his monthly Aug. 30 press conference, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris cited

St Lucians win prestigious Chevening Scholarships

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Chevening Scholarship winners for 2018 were announced yesterday by British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Mrs Janet Douglas. Among them are two awardees from St Lucia – Ms Kenisha Jeffrey, a Fire Officer of eleven years who was recently promoted

Labour Day ferries

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Marine and Ports Services is advising that during the Labour Day holiday Monday, September 3 the fast ferry service will run on the following schedule ? Blue Route Operating on the weekday schedule between Hamilton and Dockyard ? Orange Route Operating on the Monday weekday. ..

Six Panelists To Speak On “Raising Boys 2 Men”

Source: Bernews [Written by Angela Young] Dr. Olaleke Fisayo, Chris Crumpler, Nevine Lewis, Kendra Mello, Nikita Robinson, and Mandy Ingham will break down the challenges of raising “Boys 2 Men”, our fourth panel discussion, at KICS Live—The Conference. KICS Live—The Conference will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Bermuda… Link:

Political Prisoners Start a Hunger Strike in Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times Some twenty persons imprisoned for participating in protests against the Government of Nicaragua announced Thursday an indefinite hunger strike, while almost a thousand protesters again took to the streets of Managua to demand “justice” and “freedom for the hundreds of political prisoners.” Link: Political Prisoners Start a Hunger Strike in

St Thomas road improvement work to start in eight weeks

Source: Jamaica Star Member of Parliament for Western St Thomas James Robertson is assuring residents that road-improvement works will begin soon and that countless job opportunities are on the way.Robertson said that ground-breaking activities for the leg of the… Link: St Thomas road improvement work to start in eight weeks

Deacon named as suspect in female's murder

Source: Jamaica Star Linton Stephenson, a church deacon, has been named as a suspect in the killing of the woman who was found on the Winston Jones High-way on Tuesday morning.It was reported that the police went to his home in Bloomfield Circle, Manchester, where they… Link: Deacon named as suspect in female’s

Driver involved in deadly accident offered bail

Source: Jamaica Star A taxi operator and merchandiser who was involved in a motor accident last Friday along Coke Drive in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, in which one person died and another was hospitalised was offered bail when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish court… Link: Driver involved in deadly accident offered

Little Dunn's River big on enjoyment

Source: Jamaica Star Located opposite Mystic Mountain and just a few hundred metres east of the world-renowned Dunn’s River Falls, Little Dunn’s River has long been a favourite chill spot for many Jamaicans.The chill spot obviously gets its name from the iconic tourist… Link: Little Dunn’s River big on enjoyment

Markel Corporation To Acquire Nephila Holdings

Source: Bernews Markel Corporation and Nephila Holdings Limited announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Markel to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Nephila. “Nephila is the pre-eminent insurance-linked securities manager in the world. Nephila brings deep and long-term investor relationships, tremendous energy, creativity and innovation in… Link:

Haiti – Security : The Residence of the President of the Senate attacked

Source: Haiti Libre Tuesday around midnight, the private residence of Senator Joseph Lambert, President of the Senate was targeted by unidentified individuals, who threw an explosive device into the court and fired several shots on the facade… Link: Haiti – Security : The Residence of the President of the Senate attacked

T&T: Petrotrin workers to get good sendoff—Khan

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-  A billion-dollar Petrotrin payout is ahead to refinery workers who will lose jobs—including an early retirement package for those over 55 who will receive full pensions. “We haven’t worked it out fully yet but the (termination benefits package) figure will be huge – significantly more than a billion dollars,”…

Sundays: Govt House Gardens No Longer Open

Source: Bernews The opening of the Government House Gardens to the public each Sunday afternoon from 12 noon to 5 pm came to an end last Sunday, 26 August. “The grounds have been open since 27 May and have been enjoyed by numerous residents and visitors alike,” Government House said. The Governor,… Link:

339 People Are $2.1 Million In BHC Rental Arrears

Source: Bernews “We have 339 people who are in arrears, clients of the Bermuda Housing Corporation, as of this moment, who are in arrears to the tune of $2.1 million,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, adding that many have payment plans, and “if people are prepared to work with… Link:

Vigil held for murder victims

Source: The Royal Gazette The aunt of Danshun Swann, who was stabbed to death in a brawl outside Southampton Rangers Sports Club this week, has said she finds it hard to see an end to the violence in Bermuda. She was speaking at a candlelit vigil last night, the second in a week, held…

Missioneries Care for Venezuelan Immigrants’ Feet in Bogota

Source: Havana Times Washing the feet of Venezuelans who have walked for days on end, applying cream and ointments to help heal open wounds, giving a plate of food and a new pair of shoes is a group of missionaries’ work in Bogota, Colombia. Link: Missioneries Care for Venezuelan Immigrants’ Feet in Bogota

Cleveland & St David’s County Teams Announced

Source: Bernews The Eastern County Cup holders Cleveland County and challengers St. David’s Cricket Club have selected their teams that will face each other on Saturday September 1st at the Sea Breeze Oval. Cleveland County led by Steven Bremar have made two changes to the team that defeated Flatt’s Victoria in the… Link:

iciHaiti – Culture : The Haitian cinema at the honor in Angoulême

Source: Haiti Libre Haitian cinema was at the honor at the 11th edition of the Francophone Film Festival of Angoulême, with 9 films screened, out of competition and several guest directors, including Richard Sénécal and Arnold Antonin… Link: iciHaiti – Culture : The Haitian cinema at the honor in Angoulême

Carnival Fascination rescues Barbadian fishermen

Source: Barbados Today At approximately 10 pm Wednesday, August 29th, Carnival Fascination responded to a distress signal from a small fishing boat that was 25 nautical miles from Barbados. The boat had run out of fuel and was adrift. The two fisherman, from Barbados, ages 43 and 51, were rescued and taken aboard…

Biden remembers McCain

Source: Nation Newspaper PHOENIX – The late Republican U.S. Senator John McCain was eulogised from across America’s political divide on Thursday by Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden, who hailed his longtime Senate colleague… Link: Biden remembers McCain

ExxonMobil discovers more oil offshore Guyana

Source: Guyana Times US oil giant ExxonMobil has made its ninth discovery offshore Guyana, marking its fifth discovery on the Stabroek Block in the past year and proving a new play concept for potential development. The discovery was made at the Hammerhead-1 well, where approximately 197 feet of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir were…

Leslie James takes charge of Guyana Police Force

Source: Guyana Times … “It’s something I always wanted” Former Commander of A (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara), C (East Coast Demerara) and D (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) Divisions Leslie James was on Thursday sworn in by President David Granger as the Police Commissioner. The executive decision was made following consultations with Opposition Leader…

Calypso History Month in October

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 31, 2018The month of October will be a very hectic one for calypsonians as Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (Tuco), under the chairmanship of Lutalo Masimba (Brother Resistance), will be hosting Calypso History Month. For the last 16 years, Tuco has been hosting a thanksgiving service as its membership…

Creative talent flows at Zante theatre arts camp

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Friday, August 31, 2018The Indigenous Creative Arts Network’s (ICAN) Zante Carnival & Theatre Arts Camp 2018 ended with a theatrical presentation on August 25. The play, titled Tyrell and Keisha Learn A Lesson, was written by Eintou Pearl Springer. Camp Director Dara Healey said the children went through three…

Salary impasse talks fail after 3rd conciliation 

Source: Guyana Times Teachers’ strike The third round of conciliation at the Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department did not attain the desired outcome, as both the Education Ministry and the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) held steadfast to their positions. As such, the nationwide strike where teachers are demanding increased wages remains enforced which…

Gunmen storm home of carjacked victim

Source: Guyana Times – Escape with cash, other valuables Almost three weeks after bandits pretending to be passengers had carjacked a taxi at Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara (EBD), three gunmen stormed the car owner’s Diamond, EBD home on Wednesday evening, and escaped with a quantity of cash and valuables. According to…

Lady speaks the blues

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Friday, August 31, 2018Spoken word poet and artiste Arielle John’s first solo concert, Bout Blue, was a breathtaking mixture of elements which came together to examine the poet’s relationship with the colour blue. The show was the first of the Atlantic Future Series, a collaboration between the Little Carib…

Dragon Boys remain Tassarama champs

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shastri BoodanPublished: Friday, August 31, 2018FCB Dragon Boys has retained the National Tassarama crown for the second straight year. The band, which hails from Thompson Trace, Brothers Road, New Grant, in South Trinidad, took home the title last Saturday night at the Gilbert Park, Couva, challenged by 19 rivals. Dragon Boys…

Editorial: Trust is a must!

Source: Antigua Observer It was the slogan oft-repeated to punctuate many of the powerful points in her discourse – “TRUST IS A MUST!” Of course, we are referring to the clear, spirited and dynamic presentation by a concerned Antiguan named Pearl Quinn Williams, an ordinary citizen who was echoing the sentiments of Jane…

APUA reveals solution for water problems

Source: Antigua Observer The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) has unveiled short, medium and long-term plans to tackle the nation’s devastating water crisis. A team from the statutory body met with cabinet on Wednesday to discuss the cost that would be incurred to increase potable water output at the several reverse osmosis plants…

Barbudans say they have nowhere to go!

Source: Antigua Observer The two-time extended eviction notice to hurricane displaced Barbudans, who have been living in a government shelter in Antigua for nearly a year, takes effect today and the 40 occupants say they still have not secured any alternative place to live. They told OBSERVER media they have no problem moving…

Exxon makes ninth oil discovery in Stabroek Block

Source: Stabroek News ExxonMobil has made its ninth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well, marking its fifth discovery in the Stabroek Block in the past year. Link: Exxon makes ninth oil discovery in Stabroek Block

Seniors, youth in library camp

Source: Newsday THE Siparia Public Library hosted vacation camps for children, young adults and adults during the July/August vacation. The camps, which were held at the library on George Street, featured a variety of leisure activities. The adult and golden members’ camp, the first of its kind hosted by the library for… Link:

Money available to meet teachers’ demands – Jagdeo

Source: Stabroek News Government can easily find money to meet the demands of teachers, according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who said that the discontinuation of the controversial Sussex Street bond contract alone can take care of the entire uniform allowance being asked for with extras. Link: Money available to meet teachers’ demands

Go-Invest enabled $12.5B in investments for first half of 2018 –CEO

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) facilitated $12.5 billion in investments during the first half of 2018 with that number expected to explode to over $107.5 billion by December, according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Verwey. Link: Go-Invest enabled .5B in investments for first half of 2018 –CEO

Hero changed my life!

Source: Newsday EIGHT years ago, Nickolai Salcedo left teaching to pursue his dream and forge an acting career. Next week on September 5, a special preview screening of Hero: Inspired By The Life and Times of Mr Ulric Cross will be held at the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival opening night in Toronto,… Link:

Zanda live at APA

Source: Newsday PRODUCTION One Ltd will launch a series of concerts produced in collaboration with the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s Academy for the Performing Arts (UTT-APA) (Napa). The first concert titled Clive Zanda is here…Live! will feature pioneering kaisojazz composer and recording artist, Clive “Zanda” Alexander on September 30 from 6… Link:

Ministry releases new minibus fare structures

Source: Stabroek News Following its recent agreement with the United Minibus Union (UMU), the Ministry of Business yesterday released updated fare structures for nine minibus routes where operators will be charging a $20 increase from tomorrow. Link: Ministry releases new minibus fare structures

TT’S GOLDEN BOYS

Source: Newsday NATIONAL athletes continue to provide citizens with pride and joy, as the TT men’s cycling sprint team gave this country an Independence Day gift on Wednesday night, winning gold at the 2018 Elite Track Pan Am Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Multiple records have been broken at the high altitude track… Link:

IF NOT NOW . . .WHEN ?

Source: The Reporter By: Mike Rudon Jr. – I watched the news last night – the thing with Sapna Budhrani and Patrick Faber and Shyne – allegations of financial irregularities at NICH. None Link: IF NOT NOW . . .WHEN ?

HSM Vipers moves into top CIFFA spot

Source: Cayman Compass Play heated up in the eighth week of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association’s Premier League, with the HSM Vipers clenching the top position. Link: HSM Vipers moves into top CIFFA spot

Gleaner Editors' Forum | More non-lethal weapons incorporated into police force

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Integrating more non-lethal capabilities such as tasers into the police force is high on the agenda of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s top brass.However, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is maintaining that the training component… Link: Gleaner Editors’ Forum | More non-lethal weapons incorporated into police force

PNP outlines serious concerns with education sector

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Ahead of the start of the new school year, the People’s National Party (PNP) is pointing out some of the concerns it has with the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), among other issues with the education sector.During a press briefing yesterday at the party… Link: PNP outlines serious concerns with education

Car bursts into flames

Source: Nation Newspaper A man escaped injury when a vehicle burst into flames last night. Fire service personnel responded to Graeme Hall Park, Christ Church, after residents said they were heard a loud explosion after 9… Link: Car bursts into flames

Look out for “Braddar”

Source: Guyana Chronicle – A new comedy television show to highlight local talent LOCAL comedians Chris Gopaul and Sean Thompson are doing their best at the moment to promote “Braddar”, a new television show in the making that will seek to bring awareness to social issues through comedy. After finding out that an…

A month of reading ahead

Source: Cayman Compass Literacy Month is returning to Camana Bay this September to encourage a love of reading among young people across the Cayman Islands. Link: A month of reading ahead

UK to flout OECD to aid storm-hit territories

Source: Cayman Compass The United Kingdom is prepared to flout international aid guidelines and change its own legislation in order to use its foreign aid budget to assist hurricane-hit territories in the Caribbean, according to reports in the U.K. Link: UK to flout OECD to aid storm-hit territories

Miller: Government faking integrity legislation

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government’s efforts to maintain the integrity of public projects and hiring processes are “being ignored” by top-ranking officials, Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller said Thursday in a lengthy public statement. Link: Miller: Government faking integrity legislation

Healthy Living: Starting the School Year Healthy

Source: Channel 5 Belize Free paper bun… the summer holidays are over and classes resume at primary schools this coming week.  Parents are busy with getting books and uniforms, but there are other activities that go hand in hand before Monday to get the students in the routine for school.  In tonight’s Healthy Living,…

Amazon Warriors confident but braced for Tridents backlash

Source: Guyana Chronicle BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Guyana Amazon Warriors are confident of beating strugglers, Barbados Tridents, but coach Rayon Griffith warned his side would be taking nothing for granted when the two teams clash in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) here tonight. The contest at Kensington Oval represents a tale of contrasts.…

Paul to be rested against Tridents tonight

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANESE Keemo Paul will not play in tonight’s Hero Caribbean Premier League match against the Barbados Tridents at the Kensington Oval. According to news out of the Guyana Amazon Warriors camp, the all-rounder will be rested after picking up a thigh strain in Tuesday’s match against the Patriots. The ‘minor’…

Carnival Fascination rescues Bajan fishermen

Source: Nation Newspaper MIAMI – Two Barbadian fishermen were rescued by the cruise liner Carnival Fascination on Wednesday night about 25 nautical miles from their homeland. Officials from the Florida-based cruise ship said… Link: Carnival Fascination rescues Bajan fishermen

People first

Source: Nation Newspaper The pathway to a renewed and revitalised Barbados economy was rolled out yesterday. Government’s five-man economic team outlined the Barbados Economic Recovery Transformation (BERT) programme, a multi-pronged… Link: People first

All-new surfing committee

Source: Nation Newspaper There’s been a tidal wave of a change in the body governing local surfing in Barbados. Four months before its two-year term of office officially ends, the entire executive of the Barbados Surfing Association… Link: All-new surfing committee

GCA, Johnson complete successful one-day coaching clinic

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), in collaboration with Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson, yesterday completed a successful one-day coaching clinic, held at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground. Forty-eight elite young cricketers from clubs affiliated with to the GCA, took part in the day’s programme, where they were provided with…

Ninvalle, Van Lange through to U-13 KO round

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOLLOWING their silver medal exploits in the U-13 Doubles category at the Caribbean Regional Table Tennis (CRTTF) Mini and Pre-Cadet Championships, Jonathan Van Lange and Kaysan Ninvalle continued their good form in the U-13 Boys’ Singles competition yesterday, by advancing from the group stage to the knock-out round (round of…

IDB and CDB pledge to help fund economic recovery

Source: Barbados Today The largest source of development financing for the Caribbean and the region’s development bank have pledged to pour up to $300 million into the Barbados economy on condition that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) endorses the Barbados Economic and Recovery Transformation (BERT) plan. Economist Dr Kevin Greenidge, a member of…

Guyana: Remorseful mother charged with son’s murder

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  A REMORSEFUL mother of two who allegedly killed her three-year-old son last Saturday has been charged with murder and appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The 26-year-old mother of two, Brenda Ferreira, was not required to plead to the indictable charge.…

Way out

Source: Barbados Today One of Prime Minister Mia Mottley key economic advisers today offered a firm assurance to Barbadians that Government’s planned public sector layoffs will not be in the order of 4,000 workers. At the same time, strong indication was given that if Government were to follow the advice of some 5,000…

WORLD – Failed dam

Source: Barbados Today SWAR CREEK DAM, Myanmar (Reuters) – As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. The disaster spotlights safety concerns about dams in Southeast…

Plan is to send 3,500 home

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Friday, August 31, 2018Roget: Petrotrin throwing families into chaosT&T is now 56 years old as an independent nation but there is nothing to celebrate today, as the country’s leadership is plunging the lives of 45,000 citizens into chaos with the decision to close the Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery. This is the…

Billion payout

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Friday, August 31, 2018Petrotrin workers to get good sendoff—KhanA billion-dollar Petrotrin payout is ahead to refinery workers who will lose jobs—including an early retirement package for those over 55 who will receive full pensions. “We haven’t worked it out fully yet but the (termination benefits package) figure will be…

No time line for cryptocurrency regulations

Source: Cayman Compass With some US$4.2 billion raised by Cayman-registered blockchain companies, this jurisdiction has raised more funds from initial coin offerings – the crypto version of initial public offerings – than any other places in the world. Link: No time line for cryptocurrency regulations

Kids ready and set to learn

Source: Cayman Compass A back-to-school supplies drive, called Ready, Set, Learn! last weekend brought out more than 200 students who collected items at the Airport Park as they prepared to return to their classrooms this week. Link: Kids ready and set to learn

Appeal court urges rules for processing CCTV evidence

Source: Cayman Compass A man convicted of burglary on the basis of CCTV evidence won his appeal on Wednesday after the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal found fault with the way a police witness viewed the footage and identified a suspect. Link: Appeal court urges rules for processing CCTV evidence

Amnesty period nets 13-year overstayer

Source: Cayman Compass A total of 14 foreign nationals who stayed beyond the period of their legal residence in Cayman – including one who lived here illegally 13½ years – have turned themselves in to immigration authorities during this month’s amnesty period, the Immigration Department announced Wednesday. Link: Amnesty period nets 13-year overstayer

Do or die for Tridents

Source: Barbados Today Assistant coach Vasbert Drakes has bemoaned the Barbados Tridents’ lack of execution and said today the hosts faced a difficult road ahead, as they attempted to rescue their failing campaign. Tridents have lost three on the trot at their home base Kensington Oval and with just two wins in six…

Minister Weir meets with BARVEN members

Source: Nation Newspaper Some of the issues affecting local vendors were recently placed on the table when Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, met with members of the Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors… Link: Minister Weir meets with BARVEN members

Men to discuss healthy aging

Source: Nation Newspaper The Randal Phillips Men’s Health Group will host a meeting on Tuesday, September 4, during which there will be a discussion on Healthy Aging and Caring for your Aging Loved Ones. The discussion will… Link: Men to discuss healthy aging

CAL passengers safe after mid-flight mishap

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Newsday:-  The passengers and crew of a Caribbean airlines Boeing 737-800, bound for New York are safe after a bird reportedly collided with the plane in mid-flight yesterday. According to a release issued by Caribbean Airlines, the plane which left the Argyle International Airport in St Vincent was struck by…

T&T: Amputee in court for murder

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  AMPUTEE Kevin Civilien went to court on Wednesday charged with murder. Using crutches Civilien was escorted into the Sangre Grande magistrates court by police officers before magistrate Cheron Raphael. The charge alleged that on August 23 he murdered Richard Phillip, 36, of Rampersad Trace, Vega de Oropouche. Civilien was…

Jamaica: Mother, son chopped to death

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  OCHO RIOS, St Ann — The gruesome killing of 33-year-old Allisha Francis and her 10-year-old son, Teco Jackson, was the main topic of discussion in Linton Park here in St Ann yesterday as residents gathered in sections of the community to talk about what they described as a “wicked…

Cayman Islands Immigration Amnesty update

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) –The Department of Immigration (DOI) reports that 14 persons have taken advantage of the ongoing amnesty from prosecution for certain immigration offences, ahead of the deadline this Friday, 31 August 2018, at 3 p.m. Breaking down the group by gender, age and nationality, this includes: Nine males…

NASA ‘Science On a Sphere’ educational programme to exhibit at Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference this September in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News NASA will be bringing its ‘Science On a Sphere’ educational programme to Cayman for the first time during the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) 2018 at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 13-14 September. ‘Science On a Sphere’ will be open to conference attendees throughout the event, with local schools also…

Suspicious men police appeal

Source: The Royal Gazette Video images showing two men behaving suspiciously around a house are circling on social media, police said today. No details have been given about the location. An investigation into the incident is underway and officers want to speak to anyone who may know who the men are. Anyone with information…

Troncossi closing down after 18 years

Source: The Royal Gazette Troncossi Public Relations consultancy is closing down for at least a year. It has been in business since 2000. Elizabeth Tee, managing director and founder, is leaving Bermuda to do a cooking course at Le Cordon Bleu in London before travelling in Europe. Troncossi closes tomorrow. The other members of…

Rapist receives 20-year jail term

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Okeno Nicholas Solomon (25) from Bodden Town has received a prison sentence of 20 years and six months for rape during a home invasion in September 2017 and a committing sexual assault during a separate burglary in 2015. Solomon committed the rape while on bail awaiting sentencing for the sexual…

Equestrian: Terceira & Lopes Compete In Belgium

Source: Bernews Bermudian equestrians Jillian Terceira and Tyler Lopes competed in the CSI*/CSI1* and CSIYH1* LIER International Horse Jumping event in Azelhof, Belgium. Terceira competed in the CSI2* 1.40m Table A in 2 Phases Against the Clock Class, riding Iluna Di Cantero the pair finished 49th they clocked a time of 53.09,… Link:

1 Hour Video: Break The Silence Candlelight Vigil

Source: Bernews Another ‘Break the Silence’ Candlelight Vigil is being held in Southampton this evening [Aug 30], with organiser Antonio Belvedere saying the event is “all about unity and coming together.” This evening’s event follows after the fatal stabbing of 25-year-old Danshun Swann in Southampton on August 27th, and speaking this morning, Mr… Link:

Watlington Waterworks declines 12

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Watlington Waterworks Ltd fell by 3, or 12 per cent, to 22 after 500 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. One Communications Ltd improved by five cents, or 1. 8 per cent, to 2. 90 after 1,944 shares changed hands. On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of…

Tweens Night: Glowzone, Games, Slime & More

Source: Bernews A fun-filled night for ‘tweens’ will kick off this Friday on Industrial Park Road in Southampton. “The event, simply called LIT, is the latest mash-up tied to the island’s first indoor-outdoor play centre for children, an area that includes the Bermuda Golf Academy’s mini-golf & driving range and Generosa’s Cuisine,”… Link:

Bermuda name squad for Nations League

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Football Association has named the senior national team squad for their first Concacaf Nations League qualifier against Aruba. Bermuda, captained by Reggie Lambe, have included overseas professionals Dant Leverock, Williams White and Zeiko Lewis, as well as semi-professional Jont Smith, in their 21-man squad. There are. ..

Images Circulate, Police Launch Investigation

Source: Bernews Following the circulation of video and images on social media that “show two males behaving suspiciously around a house,” the police have launched an investigation into the matter and have urged anyone who may know the identity of the males to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “Presently there are… Link:

Bermuda Sailors Competing In World Optimists

Source: Bernews Bermuda sailors were back on the waters of Cyprus to begin competing in the World Optimist Championships. Day Two saw them sail two more races to take the total to four for the series. Representing Bermuda are Christian Ebbin, Sebastian Kempe, Ahzai Smith, Magnus Ringsted and Leyli Walker. Kempe remains… Link:

Closure accredited program tax law and economy

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the University of Curacao, Dr. ir. Moises da Costa Gomez (UoC), the Tax Law and Economics assessed positively by NVAO, concluded with a festive celebration. Partly with support and under the guidance of Prof. Dr.…

Paint spill covers road in Warwick

Source: The Royal Gazette South Road received a fresh coat of paint this afternoon after a spill. A considerable amount of white paint was spilt on the road next to South Shore Park in Warwick. Traffic appeared to be moving and as of 4. 30pm there were no delays in the area. The paint…

WEBSHOP MURDER ACCUSED ARRAIGNED

Source: Jones Bahamas A man was yesterday arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain on one count of murder. 26-year-old William Etienne, whose address is unknown, was charged in connection with the August 24th web shop killing of Alvin Strachan. Reports are that around 10:00 that morning, Etienne allegedly entered the FML Webshop…

LANDFILL BIDDER AWARDED

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of the Environment  yesterday announced Providence  Advisors Waste  Resources Development Consortium as  the selected bidder  for the landfill’s investment and management services.  This job includes the deconstruction, remediation, and operation of the New Providence landfill.   The landfill in the capital has been a vexing problem over the…

The Elevation Awards Growing

Source: Jones Bahamas The 2019 Elevation awards season is fast approaching. The awards show created by the Elevation Media Group, recognizes the accomplishments of Bahamians in the arts. CEO of the Elevation Awards, Vincent “VMAC” McDonald, said next year will be bigger and better and their goal is simple, to highlight amazing Bahamian…

DIALYSIS PATIENTS UPSET

Source: Jones Bahamas An internal memorandum in the Public Hospitals Authority  approving a fee on dialysis wheelchair service stirred  up quite a hornet’s nest, with one opposition politician demanding that the policy be  reversed immediately. Responding to an August 9th communication from Jeffrey Henfield, Superintendent of the Transport Department, Princess Margaret Hospital Administrator,…

Fatal Industrial Accident in Bimini

Source: Jones Bahamas A man is dead after an industrial accident in Bimini. According to reports, shortly after 9:00am yesterday, Police were called to a construction site at a resort on North Bimini. A male Dominican worker, was operating a crane and lifting a 40ft beam from a barge to the dock, when…

Opposition MP accused of sexual harassment

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Amparo Dos Santos has been accused of sexual harassment. Apparently, the leader of the Korsou di Nos Tur faction in parliament has blamed female MPs for lack of sex. They have now filed a complaint at the President of Parliament. There are eight signatures under the complaint. The…

Minivans Collide In North Union

Source: News 784 It was reported to News784 that an accident occurred on a portion of the Windward highway passing through the community of North Union. Reports are that two minivans each going in opposite directions collided sometime before the 5 o’clock hour. The collision left glass splattered in all directions, and passengers…

Judge: Jorge Jamaloodin “inadmissible”

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Court of First Instance of Curaçao has declared George (Jorge) Jamaloodin inadmissible today in the interlocutory proceedings that he had filed against the government of Curaçao. Jamaloodin remains in detention in Venezuela awaiting his extradition to Curaçao. In this interlocutory proceeding, he had demanded that the government…

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