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Archives for October 2018

How Sam August Came Into Possession of a Backhoe

Source: Channel 5 Belize Samuel August Sr. Aside from Samuel August Senior being the father of three male children whose custodial rights were granted to their maternal grandmother by… Link: How Sam August Came Into Possession of a Backhoe

B.N.T.U. to Demonstrate on November Seventh

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Belize National Teachers Union is putting the government on notice that it will demonstrate one week from today, on Wednesday, November seventh in Belmopan.… Link: B.N.T.U. to Demonstrate on November Seventh

Argus jumps 11.5

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Argus Group Holdings Ltd improved by 40 cents, or 11. 5 per cent, to 3. 87 after 1,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX… Link: Argus jumps 11.5

Two Plead Guilty to Illegal Entry Charges

Source: St. John Source Juan Lorenzo Matias Peralta, 38, of the Dominican Republic and Dionis Alexander Luis Gomez, 31, of Venezuela, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller… Link: Two Plead Guilty to Illegal Entry Charges

Family ties

Source: Barbados Today So desperate for drugs was Ackeem Venice Jones that he broke into his grandmother’s house and stole her television. But after admitting to Magistrate Kristie… Link: Family ties

– VIDEO – ROBBERY AT MIDTOWN RESTAURANT

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff, – VIDEO – Below The Reporter has received surveillance footage of the robbery at Midtown Restaurant on Newtown Barracks earlier tonight. There… Link: – VIDEO – ROBBERY AT MIDTOWN RESTAURANT

‘Tough’ two years ahead

Source: Nation Newspaper Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes accepts Government’s “strong” austerity measures will be “tough” for Barbadians over the next two years. However, he stressed it was… Link: ‘Tough’ two years ahead

Opposition Leader Calls for Minister Pablo Marin to Resign

Source: Channel 5 Belize A second letter surfaced on Tuesday which speaks to Minister Marin’s support for the development of commercial production of hemp in the Stann Creek District.… Link: Opposition Leader Calls for Minister Pablo Marin to Resign

CitCo Lends a Helping Hand in Wake of Faber’s Road Tragedy

Source: Channel 5 Belize The tragic incident that claimed the lives of five-year-old Samir August and his grandmother, fifty-three-year-old Louise Young on Faber’s Road in the wee hours of… Link: CitCo Lends a Helping Hand in Wake of Faber’s Road Tragedy

Red Cross to Provide Psychosocial Support to Family

Source: Channel 5 Belize The family is still dealing with the loss of lives even as a thirteen-year-old girl remains critical at the K.H.M.H.  The trauma left behind by… Link: Red Cross to Provide Psychosocial Support to Family

Airport parking fees up

Source: Nation Newspaper Add parking fees at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) to the list of servicesfor which Barbadians will have to pay more. The increased fees… Link: Airport parking fees up

CEO in the dark

Source: Nation Newspaper It was mass confusion at the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) as 62 of its 200 workers were laid off on Wednesday. Clueless… Link: CEO in the dark

‘Four-day worthy’

Source: Nation Newspaper Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners (CCC) should be re-admitted to the regional four-day first-class cricket competition, says Roland Butcher. The head coach of the Academy… Link: ‘Four-day worthy’

Rey reigns in Canada

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadian jockeys continue to excel in Canada, and with his Spanish name “Rey” meaning king, one can understand the tremendous success which 19-year-old Rey Williams… Link: Rey reigns in Canada

Roads Authority chief Paul Parchment fired

Source: Cayman Compass The head of the National Roads Authority has been fired six months after being suspended by the authority’s board of directors, the Cayman Compass has… Link: Roads Authority chief Paul Parchment fired

BDB's 'Tourism Money Never Done' Begins in GB

Source: Bahamas Weekly In conjunction with the Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama, the Bahamas Development Bank will host a two-and-a-half day conference at Grand Lucayan from… Link: BDB's 'Tourism Money Never Done' Begins in GB

TEACHERS UNION MAKING A STRONG SHOW OF SOLIDARITY

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff, – Moments ago, the Belize National Teacher’s Union announced that it will be holding a demonstration on November 7 in front of… Link: TEACHERS UNION MAKING A STRONG SHOW OF SOLIDARITY

October 2018: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

Source: Bernews Providing our readers with a look at Bermuda’s natural beauty each morning, Bernews features a “Photo of the Day” in our email newsletters, on social media,… Link: October 2018: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

‘Marooners’ success an inspiration’

Source: Barbados Today Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, the visionary behind Combined Campuses and Colleges, says the team’s success in the Regional Super50 has confirmed the programme as the… Link: ‘Marooners’ success an inspiration’

Fatal Accident Along Bexon Highway

Source: The Voice Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of three (3) individuals as a result of a vehicular accident which … The post Fatal Accident… Link: Fatal Accident Along Bexon Highway

Jamaican invitation for Bolt

Source: Barbados Today Usain Bolt could force his way into Jamaica’s national team if he adds “a little bit of skill” and impresses while playing for a club… Link: Jamaican invitation for Bolt

ALLEGEDLY ABUSIVE BOYFRIEND CHARGED FOR MURDER

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff, – On Tuesday evening, Police announced that they had formally arrested and charged BDF soldier Albert Stephen Moreira, 27, with the murder… Link: ALLEGEDLY ABUSIVE BOYFRIEND CHARGED FOR MURDER

30 Minute Video: Oct 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… Link: 30 Minute Video: Oct 31 ZBM Evening News

Photos: St George’s Prep Halloween Parade

Source: Bernews St George’s Prep School hosted their annual Halloween Parade earlier today [Oct 31] with parents and families packing the school auditorium to see the wide… Link: Photos: St George’s Prep Halloween Parade

Missing Dwayne Fluonia found in Miami

Source: Curacao Chronicle MIAMI – The Curaçao native who was missing in America for a week has been found. Dwayne Fluonia was in Miami with a group of… Link: Missing Dwayne Fluonia found in Miami

MCB Bank replaces its ATMs

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Maduro & Curiel’s Bank will provide all 64 ATMs in Curaçao with new software and hardware. They all get a touchscreen, among… Link: MCB Bank replaces its ATMs

Police cut back on the use of car wash

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – You should not be surprised if surveillance police cars become dirtier each time. The car wash service of Bob’s car wash in Zeelandia… Link: Police cut back on the use of car wash

Weather Forecast For Thursday November 1

Source: Bernews Thursday, November 1 is expected to be cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day, with the high to be near 22°C/73°F… Link: Weather Forecast For Thursday November 1

Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In his address in the Legislative Assembly welcoming the new governor to the Cayman Islands, House Speaker McKeeva Bush urged him to stay out… Link: Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

New BTAConnect Resource For Tourism Industry

Source: Bernews With an aim to “establish a more consistent connection with tourism industry stakeholders,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority has launched an online stakeholder portal called BTAConnect.… Link: New BTAConnect Resource For Tourism Industry

India snub nothing to do with decision to quit, says Bravo

Source: St. Lucia News Online Dwayne Bravo (CMC) — All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has shot down suggestions his decision to retire from international cricket was influenced by his non-selection for the… Link: India snub nothing to do with decision to quit, says Bravo

Trinidad: Sex predator attacks lawyer in her bedroom

Source: St. Lucia News Online (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – Police are investigating the sexual assault of an attorney by a night stalker. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The victim reported that… Link: Trinidad: Sex predator attacks lawyer in her bedroom

Michelle Butler Wins Top 2018 National Youth Month Award

Source: Bahamas Weekly Michelle Butler received the 2018 National Youth Month Prime Minister’s Cup Award, on October 24, 2018, at the National Youth Recognition Ceremony, held at Melia… Link: Michelle Butler Wins Top 2018 National Youth Month Award

Public Officers Complete Parliament Session

Source: Bahamas Weekly Under the theme, ‘Change in the Public Service can ignite change in our nation,’ public officers representing various ministries made history participating in the first… Link: Public Officers Complete Parliament Session

SCS Students start their internships

Source: Saba News November is Internship Month for the Saba Comprehensive School’s Vocational and upper-forms PraktijkOnderijs (PrO) students. They will be interning at various organizations around the island… Link: SCS Students start their internships

Concession on Barrels Imported at Christmas

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Government of Saint Lucia has once again approved concessions with regard to the importation of barrels at Christmas. Concessions are from the period November… Link: Concession on Barrels Imported at Christmas

UK backs CIG plans for new multi-use chopper

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Governor Martyn Roper may have arrived in the Cayman Islands at a time when the relationship between the UK government and the local administration… Link: UK backs CIG plans for new multi-use chopper

FATAL ACCIDENT ALONG BEXON HIGHWAY

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of three (3) individuals as a result of a vehicular accident which occurred on Tuesday October 30,… Link: FATAL ACCIDENT ALONG BEXON HIGHWAY

QuoVadis to be sold to US firm DigiCert

Source: The Royal Gazette Cybersecurity firm QuoVadis is to be sold by its Swiss owners to US company DigiCert. QuoVadis, which was founded in Bermuda in the late 1990s,… Link: QuoVadis to be sold to US firm DigiCert

Arbitrade: ‘We Acquired Victoria Hall Building’

Source: Bernews According to an announcement posted today [Oct 31] on Arbitrade’s website, they have “completed the acquisition of the Victoria Hall Building” which “will serve as… Link: Arbitrade: ‘We Acquired Victoria Hall Building’

RBPF Grand Bahama: Shooting Incident

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male hospitalized. Reports are that on Tuesday 30th October 2018, shortly before… Link: RBPF Grand Bahama: Shooting Incident

19 more tech ready

Source: Barbados Today The Aron and Christina Foundation donated 19 Kindle Fire Tablets to the students of Workman’s Primary School this morning. The presentation of tablets is a… Link: 19 more tech ready

EDPM excellence

Source: Barbados Today Hard work from the students, and the commitment from their teacher and parents, helped nine special needs students from the Ann Hill School excel in… Link: EDPM excellence

Cop on murder charge linked to Manchester don

Source: Jamaica Star A police informant yesterday testified in the ongoing ‘death squad’ murder trial that the accused, Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown, was connected with a well-known don… Link: Cop on murder charge linked to Manchester don

Lucky Dollar equips central Jamaica students for success

Source: Jamaica Star Lucky Dollar Furniture and Appliance store last Wednesday distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to assist students at Mandeville Infant School, Witter Mcain Early Childhood… Link: Lucky Dollar equips central Jamaica students for success

Attorney to seek bail for Tesha Miller

Source: Jamaica Star Attorney Christopher Townsend says he will be heading to court this morning to file a habeas corpus application seeking the release of his client, reputed… Link: Attorney to seek bail for Tesha Miller

BECCS facilitating job seekers 

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Services (BECCS) is currently facilitating those seeking employment with Ross University School of Medicine, scheduled to open at the… Link: BECCS facilitating job seekers 

Tribute To Activist Gershwyn ‘Shiloh’ Smith

Source: Bernews Gershwyn ‘High Priest Shiloh’ Smith  – a member of the Young Progressives who ran for Parliament as an Independent several times — has passed away.… Link: Tribute To Activist Gershwyn ‘Shiloh’ Smith

Visiting Taiwan trade delegation tours Nevis

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -– Attracting potential investment to the Federation was discussed on Oct. 30 by Hon. Spencer Brand, Acting Premier of Nevis and a visiting… Link: Visiting Taiwan trade delegation tours Nevis

MAYHEM AND TRAGEDY ON FABERS ROAD IN THE WEE HOURS

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff, – The Faber’s Road community is still in shock as they view the damage left behind when Samuel August Sr. drove his… Link: MAYHEM AND TRAGEDY ON FABERS ROAD IN THE WEE HOURS

OBA On Proposed Medical Marijuana Plans

Source: Bernews “Establishing a medical marijuana industry in Bermuda could be a job creator, but it is not without its challenges,” Shadow Minister of National Security Ben… Link: OBA On Proposed Medical Marijuana Plans

Sloop Foundation Special Award Presentation

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Sloop Foundation recently held the first of several planned special award presentation sails, with recipients receiving certificates of appreciation “for their continuous and… Link: Sloop Foundation Special Award Presentation

Photos & Video: Three Cruise Ships Arrive

Source: Bernews The Azamara Journey, AIDAluna and Disney Magic cruise ships all arrived in Bermuda this morning [Oct 31], three of six cruise ships the island will host… Link: Photos & Video: Three Cruise Ships Arrive

BWA working on eliminating odour

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reassuring residents and businesses located near the Graeme Hall Swamp in Christ Church, that all efforts are being made… Link: BWA working on eliminating odour

Murder On Okra Hill

Source: Jones Bahamas The fourth homicide in less than a week took place in Okra Hill yesterday leaving a  man is dead, a woman injured and the alleged… Link: Murder On Okra Hill

OPPOSITION RESPONSE CALLED “ABSURD”

Source: Jones Bahamas The  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance says, “it  is indeed sad but revealing that the Official Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Chester Cooper  chose… Link: OPPOSITION RESPONSE CALLED “ABSURD”

TAXPAYERS TOLD: “BE PATIENT”

Source: Jones Bahamas Even though  the revenue of the government is up,  the  taxpayers of the  Bahamas are being asked by  the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of… Link: TAXPAYERS TOLD: “BE PATIENT”

TEN POTENTIAL BUYERS FOR GRAND LUCAYAN

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson indicated that around ten individuals have  expressed interests  in purchasing the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport, Grand… Link: TEN POTENTIAL BUYERS FOR GRAND LUCAYAN

Boat Captain And Owner Remanded For Manslaughter

Source: Jones Bahamas Exactly four months after the 4Cs boat explosion in Exuma this past June, two men, Clayton Smith and Roderick Watson were arraigned  before Deputy Chief… Link: Boat Captain And Owner Remanded For Manslaughter

GoB proposing a master tourism plan for Corozal free zone

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 29, 2018– Ever since the Mexican president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, made the announcement that he would fight poverty in his… Link: GoB proposing a master tourism plan for Corozal free zone

PM Barrow “blesses” hemp!

Source: Amandala News PM Barrow gives blessing to an “internationally legal hemp industry;” “My government pours scorn on the notion” by the Leader of the Opposition of legalizing… Link: PM Barrow “blesses” hemp!

Wage freeze for LIAT employees?

Source: Barbados Today The cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, is proposing a salary freeze for the next three years for its employees and that future salary increases be dependent… Link: Wage freeze for LIAT employees?

#BTEditorial – A new course for cannabis

Source: Barbados Today The absurd, cruel depths to which our Government has gone to turn entire generations of young people into common criminals for merely possessing small amounts… Link: #BTEditorial – A new course for cannabis

Two locations for Town and Country staff

Source: Barbados Today Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers Wayne Walrond, says the Town and Country Planning Department has not returned to a state… Link: Two locations for Town and Country staff

Alleged sex offenders remanded

Source: Barbados Today Three teenagers – a 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds – were remanded into custody when they appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on charges under… Link: Alleged sex offenders remanded

Felon grabs two years in jail

Source: Barbados Today HMP Dodds will be home for Dario Devon Drayton for the next two years. The 25-year-old who has no fixed place of abode was sentenced… Link: Felon grabs two years in jail

Burgess to join CCJ

Source: Nation Newspaper Appeal Court Judge Andrew Burgess is set to become the first Barbadian to be appointed to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). It takes effect… Link: Burgess to join CCJ

Alleyne ‘on ice’ after crime spree

Source: Barbados Today Acting Station Sergeant Cameron Gibbons successfully argued against bail for a 40-year-old man who allegedly committed 18 offences saying there was a need to protect… Link: Alleyne ‘on ice’ after crime spree

Drug mule

Source: Barbados Today Immigration officers today escorted a Jamaican woman out of the Oistins Magistrate’s Court after she paid a $10,000 fine for smuggling six pounds of marijuana… Link: Drug mule

Bizzy’s power plan

Source: Nation Newspaper Renewable energy investor Ralph “Bizzy” Williams has devised a plan he is confident will put all Barbadian households on the road to free electricity. But… Link: Bizzy’s power plan

Normalcy returns to Bolton Lane

Source: Barbados Today Businesses have reopened on Bolton Lane, St Michael two weeks after fire swept through the area. When a Barbados TODAY team visited on Monday, some… Link: Normalcy returns to Bolton Lane

Duguid promises better roads

Source: Nation Newspaper   Concrete roads may be more durable but they are much too costly, according to Minister of Transport, Works and Maintenance Dr William Duguid. “They… Link: Duguid promises better roads

Women’s cricket on the rise

Source: Nation Newspaper Women’s cricket is one of the fastest growing sports and the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20 is set to further showcase the game to the… Link: Women’s cricket on the rise

Sankar’s Auto Works joins Ignite panel

Source: Guyana Chronicle SANKAR’S Auto Works is the latest company to join the sponsorship train, for the Ignite race meet of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club… Link: Sankar’s Auto Works joins Ignite panel

Marooners ‘came to win’

Source: Nation Newspaper Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) Marooners captain, Carlos Brathwaite, says his side’s triumph in the Regional Super 50 Cup was built on a desire not… Link: Marooners ‘came to win’

National Schools Championships set for November 25-30

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE National Schools Swimming, Cycling, Track & Field and Teachers Championships is scheduled to start on November 25 and culminate on November 30. According to… Link: National Schools Championships set for November 25-30

Police athletes earn promotions

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Commissioner of Police Leslie James DSS, DSM and his administrative team yesterday met with the GPF athletes who competed in the recently concluded Inter-Service… Link: Police athletes earn promotions

CDB to fund energy project in Dominica

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 30, CMC – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it is assisting Dominica undertake a project to conduct energy… Link: CDB to fund energy project in Dominica

Police Charge B.D.F. Soldier for Felina James’ Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Albert Stephen Moriera Police have cracked the case of Felina James, the woman who went missing and was found murdered days later.  Twenty-seven-year-old B.D.F. soldier… Link: Police Charge B.D.F. Soldier for Felina James’ Murder

IWF: The IWF and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service collaborate on the largest child sexual abuse imagery case the Cayman Islands have ever seen

Source: Cayman Eye News By Jenny Thornton From Charity Today In 2017, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) faced an unprecedented case of possession of child sexual abuse… Link: IWF: The IWF and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service collaborate on the largest child sexual abuse imagery case the Cayman Islands have ever seen

ASBA XXI Annual Assembly & XIII High-Level Meeting

Source: Bahamas Weekly Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest welcomes the Association of Supervisors of Banks of The Americas XXI Annual Assembly… Link: ASBA XXI Annual Assembly & XIII High-Level Meeting

Arch posts 217m profit

Source: The Royal Gazette Arch Capital swung to third-quarter net income of 217 million, compared to a net loss of 52. 8 million during the corresponding period last year.… Link: Arch posts 217m profit

Adult, Three Children Injured In Collision

Source: St. Lucia Times An adult and three children were seriously injured after a pick-up truck ran off the road about 6:00 PM it has been reported. The accident… Link: Adult, Three Children Injured In Collision

SHOOTING NEAR SADIE VERNON HIGH SCHOOL

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff, – Police are investigating a shooting which may have been the result of an attempted robbery. They were called to the KHMH… Link: SHOOTING NEAR SADIE VERNON HIGH SCHOOL

RenRe to buy Tokio Millennium Re for 1.5bn

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd has agreed to buy Tokio Millennium Re in a cash-and-shares deal worth 1. 5 billion. The agreement has been unanimously… Link: RenRe to buy Tokio Millennium Re for 1.5bn

Harbour Dominates At Gus Ryder Memorial Cup

Source: Bernews Seven members of the Harbour Gold Squad left for Canada recently for focused training and team building in Ontario, with the swimmers finishing their week… Link: Harbour Dominates At Gus Ryder Memorial Cup

Butterfield up 2.8 on NYSE

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank was the only stock that traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. A total of 8,462 shares were exchanged, but with no effect on… Link: Butterfield up 2.8 on NYSE

Man seriously wounded outside liquor store

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A West Bay man sustained multiple stab wounds on Monday evening during a fight outside a West Bay liquor store. Police are now looking… Link: Man seriously wounded outside liquor store

Mayor Wants Laws To Deal With Derelict Buildings

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, speaking in the aftermath of Tuesday’s major fire at the corner of Mary Ann and Broglie Streets, has recalled that he… Link: Mayor Wants Laws To Deal With Derelict Buildings

Another teen escapes from NOC

Source: iNews Guyana A 17-year-old inmate of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) is now being hunted after he reportedly pushed down a Social Assistant at the said facility… Link: Another teen escapes from NOC

Nursery shut down after babys mystery injury

Source: The Royal Gazette A nursery was shut down today after a 12-month-old boy suffered a head injury. But Michael Weeks, the Minster of Social Development and Sport, said… Link: Nursery shut down after babys mystery injury

Photos: Hamburg Cruise Ship In St George’s

Source: Bernews The Hamburg cruise ship arrived in St. George’s this afternoon [Oct 30], with the 473 foot long cruise ship carrying an estimated 359 passengers and 373 crew… Link: Photos: Hamburg Cruise Ship In St George’s

BEDC: “It’s A Family Affair” Event This Friday

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] invites family businesses to attend the first ever family business event – It’s A Family Affair. The event will… Link: BEDC: “It’s A Family Affair” Event This Friday

CARICOM appoints Special Rapporteur on Disability

Source: St. Lucia Times CARICOM TODAY:-The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appointed a Special Rapporteur on Disability, as it works towards an inclusive Region for persons with disabilities. The Thirty-Fifth Meeting… Link: CARICOM appoints Special Rapporteur on Disability

30 Minute Video: Oct 30 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: Oct 30 ZBM Evening News

Public Service Week – Parliament Training Session

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of the Public Service and National Insurance as part of its 18th National Public Service Week Celebrations held a mock Parliament Training Session… Link: Public Service Week – Parliament Training Session

RenaissanceRe To Acquire Tokio Millennium Re

Source: Bernews Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. pursuant to which an affiliate of RenaissanceRe will acquire Tokio… Link: RenaissanceRe To Acquire Tokio Millennium Re

Garcia: Schol subjects still under review

Source: Newsday EDUCATION Minister Anthony Garcia yesterday said a committee will review the subjects for which CAPE scholarships will be awarded, and that his previous remarks suggesting… Link: Garcia: Schol subjects still under review

Excess capacity on seabridge

Source: Newsday SINCE beginning operations on the seabridge on October 8, the Galleons Passage ferry has transported 4,003 passengers and 876 vehicles between Trinidad and Tobago. This… Link: Excess capacity on seabridge

To Youth of Gang-Ridden Areas: "Let Us Dream Again"

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development in conjunction with the Urban Renewal Commission held its third annual Youth-at-Risk one-day seminar at Salem Union… Link: To Youth of Gang-Ridden Areas: "Let Us Dream Again"

BEDC to host family business event

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation is to host a family business event on Friday evening. Its a Family Affair will be held at Goslings Wine… Link: BEDC to host family business event

Two on trial for 2007 murder

Source: Newsday TWO men are on trial in the Port of Spain High Court for the murder of 78-year-old Soonardaye Sankersingh in October 2007. Testifying against them… Link: Two on trial for 2007 murder

Nutrition is important in the fight against cancer

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE) – Health officials promote life-style changes which will assist with preventing cancer and will also aid persons who are living with the disease.… Link: Nutrition is important in the fight against cancer

MOF launches Budget Performance Reporting

Source: Bahamas Weekly Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest Ministry of Finance sets new standard of transparency with first quarterly report on budget performanc… Link: MOF launches Budget Performance Reporting

Jullisa Reid has been found alive

Source: Jamaica Star Jullisa Reid has been found alive. “Words can’t explain how I feel. I am happy to see her alive and in one piece,” said Jullisa’s… Link: Jullisa Reid has been found alive

UVI Bulletin Board for November

Source: St. John Source University of the Virgin Islands – St. Croix Campus UVI Board of Trustees Approves New Strategic Plan In the regular session of its quarterly meeting… Link: UVI Bulletin Board for November

Teen faces lengthy sentence over barroom brawl

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Lyle Alexander Samson Peart (18), from George Town, is facing a lengthy custodial sentence after pleading guilty on Friday to GBH, despite having a… Link: Teen faces lengthy sentence over barroom brawl

ACCIDENT AT CONCH SHELL BAY

Source: The Reporter – VIDEO – REPORTER: News Staff, – The Reporter has managed to obtain amateur video of an incident which occurred in the Conch Shell Bay… Link: ACCIDENT AT CONCH SHELL BAY

Electricity retail tariff being reviewed

Source: The Royal Gazette The cost of electricity in Bermuda is be reviewed by Belco following an instruction from the Regulatory Authority. The retail rate review will result in… Link: Electricity retail tariff being reviewed

Decrease in employers premiums creates room for salary increase

Source: Saba News The new employers’ premiums for the Caribbean Netherlands have been published in the ‘Staatscourant’. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) will lower the… Link: Decrease in employers premiums creates room for salary increase

UDP SHOWDOWN IN PORT LOYOLA LOOMING

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff, – It has been an interesting campaign for the United Democratic Party (UDP) in the Port Loyola area over the past few… Link: UDP SHOWDOWN IN PORT LOYOLA LOOMING

A butterfly without a resting place?

Source: The Voice THE EDITOR: Once more we have witnessed the resurfacing of a discredited politician, but more interestingly, discredited by his own … The post A butterfly… Link: A butterfly without a resting place?

Gros Islet MP takes a swipe at vandals

Source: The Voice “I couldn’t be bothered about political implications” MEMBER of Parliament for Gros Islet, Lenard Montoute, left no stone unturned last … The post Gros Islet… Link: Gros Islet MP takes a swipe at vandals

Haiti – Football : Internship of high level referees

Source: Haiti Libre The Haitian Football Federation informs that an international internship (FIFA) of high level referees is held in Haiti (29 October to 3 November 2018) under… Link: Haiti – Football : Internship of high level referees

Live Video: Interview With OBA’s Nick Kempe

Source: Bernews Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe is speaking with Bernews this afternoon [Oct 30], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess, and you… Link: Live Video: Interview With OBA’s Nick Kempe

Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper has said that he will be serving as Britain’s representative here for between six to nine months but hopes… Link: Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

33 Young People Attend Mirrors SuperCamp

Source: Bernews On Sunday afternoon, the Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks attended the closing ceremony for the Mirrors SuperCamp Senior Forum at Willowbank Resort… Link: 33 Young People Attend Mirrors SuperCamp

2030 renewable energy goals possible

Source: Barbados Today Our institutions must not only be concerned with producing graduates for the workforce but graduates who are driven to seek practical solutions to the problems… Link: 2030 renewable energy goals possible

Police Continue Investigation Into Stabbing

Source: Bernews Police are continuing to investigate the attempted robbery and stabbing of a 43-year-old man that took place last Tuesday in Paget, and have asked anyone… Link: Police Continue Investigation Into Stabbing

“Climate change: here and now”

Source: Barbados Today The longstanding Caribbean struggle against the impact of global warming was in the spotlight this weekend at the Errol Barrow Centre, the Embassy of Argentina… Link: “Climate change: here and now”

Haiti – Politic : A delegation of CONATEL in Dubai

Source: Haiti Libre A Haitian delegation led by Jean-David Rodney, the Director General of the CONATEL, participates from 29 October to 16 November 2018, at the Conference (PP-18)… Link: Haiti – Politic : A delegation of CONATEL in Dubai

Hitch Mobile Application To Launch New Version

Source: Bernews Hitch Limited announced that a new version of the Hitch Mobile App “designed to enhance the user experience with improved stability and a new design” will… Link: Hitch Mobile Application To Launch New Version

Saving our shorelines

Source: Barbados Today The Caribbean fisheries sector has been identified as particularly vulnerable to climate change, resulting in the recent development of a regional Protocol on Climate Change… Link: Saving our shorelines

Bethel Town residents beg for ZOSO

Source: Jamaica Star Frightened by an influx of migrant lottery scammers, constant gunshots, and the recent murder of bar operator and his bartender-spouse, residents of Bethel Town in… Link: Bethel Town residents beg for ZOSO

NHT funds bamboo research project – Parents urged to talk to kids about unsafe sex – Police seize gun, – ammunition – Cops warn – perpetrators of – cybercrimes – Grange wants greater collaboration among sport stakeholders – Doctor bats for – …

Source: Jamaica Star The National Housing Trust (NHT) is funding a $54-million bamboo research project, which will facilitate research on bamboo as a possible housing material.The project, which… Link: NHT funds bamboo research project – Parents urged to talk to kids about unsafe sex – Police seize gun, – ammunition – Cops warn – perpetrators

SJPI to close early tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology will close early tomorrow, October 31. The institution will close to… Link: SJPI to close early tomorrow

RA: ‘BELCO Instructed To Initiate Rate Review’

Source: Bernews BELCO has been instructed by the Regulatory Authority to “initiate a rate review, which will assess all costs associated with producing and distributing electricity,” the RA said today.… Link: RA: ‘BELCO Instructed To Initiate Rate Review’

Management old hospital must apply for job

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The entire board of directors of the old hospital must apply for the same job at the New Hospital Otrabanda (HNO) or the… Link: Management old hospital must apply for job

Central Bank: ‘Unfounded publications’

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) has taken notice of publications in the local media suggesting that the RST (Recherche… Link: Central Bank: ‘Unfounded publications’

THREE MEN REMANDED FOR DRUG

Source: Jones Bahamas A courtroom of teary-eyed family members and loved yesterday met three suspects, who are set to live out the Christmas holidays behind bars. Accused of… Link: THREE MEN REMANDED FOR DRUG

Police investigate armed robberies

Source: Jones Bahamas Police on New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in solving two armed robberies which occurred on Sunday. In the first incident, according to reports,… Link: Police investigate armed robberies

PHA Stands Firm On New Shifts For Nurses

Source: Jones Bahamas The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) is standing by its decision to implement a new shift system for Nurses and is seeking to set the record… Link: PHA Stands Firm On New Shifts For Nurses

I AM JUST SICK AND TIRED!

Source: Jones Bahamas Letter To The Editor: Dear Sir/ Madam: I AM JUST SICK AND TIRED! I am just sick and tired of the foolishness that is allowed… Link: I AM JUST SICK AND TIRED!

Nurses Walk Out

Source: Jones Bahamas          Some 500 nurses across the Bahamas  yesterday walked out over a shift change which they said lacks any input from or agreement of the Bahamas… Link: Nurses Walk Out

Royston King attempts to halt CoI

Source: Guyana Times …files motion questioning legality …challenge overruled Royston King, Town Clerk of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown (M&CC), has been unsuccessful in… Link: Royston King attempts to halt CoI

President David Granger unwell

Source: Guyana Times …heads to Cuba for medical examination Government has, on Monday, issued a terse release, stating that President David Granger would today be going to Cuba… Link: President David Granger unwell

‘CANU’ ranks strip search La Penitence family

Source: Guyana Times …any rank guilty of unofficial searches will be fired – CANU Head Two Georgetown families are now sleeping with one eye open as they remain… Link: ‘CANU’ ranks strip search La Penitence family

Woman dies after cop crashes into light post

Source: Guyana Times A hot and sunny Monday turned deadly when 27-year-old Clonbrook resident Keiola Thomas met her demise following a mid-afternoon accident on the Bee Hive Public… Link: Woman dies after cop crashes into light post

President going to Cuba for ‘medical investigation’

Source: Stabroek News Amid growing questions, about the state of President David Granger’s health, the Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) today issued a release in which the President… Link: President going to Cuba for ‘medical investigation’

U-Report: 39% of J'can youth face cyber-bullying

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The findings of the latest U-Report poll have indicated that most young Jamaicans have never been cyber-bullied.But a few of the persons who have experienced… Link: U-Report: 39% of J'can youth face cyber-bullying

Eleven nurses head to UK for critical-care training

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The success of the Critical Care Nursing Programme could be a template for similar programmes being developed to address the shortage of specialist nurses in… Link: Eleven nurses head to UK for critical-care training

Plea for help

Source: Barbados Today Hoteliers and other tourism businesses who have lost “thousand of dollars” with the closure of sewage-plagued Worthing Beach over the past four months say they… Link: Plea for help

Job cuts too shallow says veteran economist

Source: Barbados Today Outspoken local economist Dr Michael Howard says the 1500 public workers sent home last week is not enough bring Government’s ballooning wage bill under control.… Link: Job cuts too shallow says veteran economist

Don’t be surprised

Source: Barbados Advocate President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Verla Depeiza, addressing the Party’s Joint St. Philip meeting on Sunday. Former Minister of Water Resources and former… Link: Don’t be surprised

PM Barrow Reports on His Health After Back Surgery in Cuba

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow Prime Minister Dean Barrow hosted an extended press conference today, following an equally lengthy hiatus from the public eye since his return from… Link: PM Barrow Reports on His Health After Back Surgery in Cuba

Did John Saldivar Jump the Gun on Sarstoon Excursion?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Perhaps the most striking of his many responses during the subsequent question and answer session is the fact that Cabinet has not discussed or sanctioned… Link: Did John Saldivar Jump the Gun on Sarstoon Excursion?

To Guatemala “Sign the Damn Protocol”

Source: Channel 5 Belize Still on the Sarstoon…the establishment of a protocol between Belize and Guatemala to govern the movement of people along the Sarstoon River is long in… Link: To Guatemala “Sign the Damn Protocol”

PM Calls Proposed Marijuana Legalization Looney Tunes

Source: Channel 5 Belize The proposed legalization of marijuana by Opposition Leader John Briceño has elicited responses from all corners.  Government has come out strongly against the idea, blasting… Link: PM Calls Proposed Marijuana Legalization Looney Tunes

I.C.J. Referendum Date is Final. It Will Not Be Postponed!

Source: Channel 5 Belize The date for eligible voters to determine whether the territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala should go before the I.C.J. is fixed.  The referendum will… Link: I.C.J. Referendum Date is Final. It Will Not Be Postponed!

Locked on LIFO

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) is not accepting anything other than the last in, first out (LIFO) policy in the retrenchment of public workers. The… Link: Locked on LIFO

How the I.C.J. Education Awareness Campaign is Funded

Source: Channel 5 Belize Is government’s education awareness campaign already running out of cash?  With pledges for financial assistance from a number of countries, including Mexico, the United Kingdom… Link: How the I.C.J. Education Awareness Campaign is Funded

Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Dozens of mostly headless green iguanas were found dumped in a canal in Barkers this weekend, prompting concerns just as the nationwide cull of… Link: Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

Smith finishes eighteenth

Source: The Royal Gazette Tyler Smith finished eighteenth in the elite mens race at the Puerto Lopez Camtri Sprint American Cup in Ecuador on Sunday. Smith found himself in… Link: Smith finishes eighteenth

Bermuda Under-20 squad off to Florida

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda have named a 20-man squad to compete at the Concacaf Under-20 Championship at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, which starts on Thursday. Coached… Link: Bermuda Under-20 squad off to Florida

Bring proof!

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s time to put up or shut up, says Democratic Labour Party (DLP) president Verla Depeiza, to those accusing the former government of wrongdoing. Addressing… Link: Bring proof!

Bank’s say on BERT

Source: Nation Newspaper The acronyms BERT and IMF are expected to feature prominently when the Central Bank releases its third-quarter economic review on Wednesday. Governor Cleviston Haynes is… Link: Bank’s say on BERT

Historic win for India

Source: Nation Newspaper MUMBAI – Captain Jason Holder’s unbeaten half-century spared West Indies total embarrassment but they still suffered a record 224-run drubbing, as India registered their largest… Link: Historic win for India

A new path for student cricketers

Source: Nation Newspaper The cricket programme of the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) is critical in creating a pathway for student cricketers and expanding a talent pool of… Link: A new path for student cricketers

Town Clerk unsuccessful in attempt to halt CoI

Source: iNews Guyana …challenge overruled Town Clerk of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC), Royston King was unsuccessful in his attempt to obstruct the work of the… Link: Town Clerk unsuccessful in attempt to halt CoI

$300,000 bail for man accused of raping school girl

Source: iNews Guyana A 21-year-old man made his appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday and stood before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan where he was not required… Link: 0,000 bail for man accused of raping school girl

Woman dies in Bee Hive accident involving cop

Source: iNews Guyana Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 14:15h on Monday at the Bee Hive Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD) involving motorcar, PWW… Link: Woman dies in Bee Hive accident involving cop

Wolves Forfeit Match, YMSC Awarded 3-0 Result

Source: Bernews A football match between Wolves FC and YMSC scheduled to take place on September 30, 2018 at Garrison Field in St. George’s failed to take… Link: Wolves Forfeit Match, YMSC Awarded 3-0 Result

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