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January 9, 2019

Archives for January 2019

Teen Missing 

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl:Alana Gittens 17 years, Lemon Arbour St. John.  She… Link: Teen Missing 

Making the best use of time

Source: Barbados Today A blessed, peaceful and bountiful 2019 to all. Apologies for the absence of my column over the last few weeks. Busy circumstances engulfed my time.… Link: Making the best use of time

Cold cases, not closed

Source: Jones Bahamas In the Police  Crime  statistics for 2018, cold cases – those that have not been fully solved were not included in the report. According to… Link: Cold cases, not closed

Illegal Migrants Pose Security Threat

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, Darren Henfield, says unfettered and unchecked immigration is impacting the country on many fronts and that Bahamians have been tolerant so… Link: Illegal Migrants Pose Security Threat

Crime Decreased By 8 Per Cent

Source: Jones Bahamas The Royal Bahamas Police Force  reports  a decrease of 8 per cent in crime   in the country  over the past 12 months.   The… Link: Crime Decreased By 8 Per Cent

Davis: “PM Must Treat Unions Fairly”

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Phillip Davis yesterday said Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson has the prime minister hypnotized. This comes  after the  success by the… Link: Davis: “PM Must Treat Unions Fairly”

New Oban Deal Soon

Source: Jones Bahamas The Minister of Labour  Dion Foulkes  says  that he anticipates the negotiations on the Oban heads of agreement to be complete in the next two… Link: New Oban Deal Soon

Upcoming: Pedal For Paralympics Fundraiser

Source: Bernews This year’s ‘Pedal for Paralympics’ event will be taking place on Sunday, January 27th starting at 9.30am with cyclists coming out to support the Bermuda… Link: Upcoming: Pedal For Paralympics Fundraiser

Gov't, Opposition vow to fight crime – Murder toll lower than last year – Health Ministry – making progress in containing dengue – Hostel for low-risk inmates reopened

Source: Jamaica Star The Government and the Opposition have agreed to look at ways to tackle crime in the post state of public emergency era.The security measure ended… Link: Gov't, Opposition vow to fight crime – Murder toll lower than last year – Health Ministry – making progress in containing dengue – Hostel for low-risk

Mocho seeks a slice of the ganja pie

Source: Jamaica Star A group from the community of Mocho in Clarendon is putting big hopes on breaking the poverty cycle by cashing in on the ganja industry.Havelock… Link: Mocho seeks a slice of the ganja pie

St John teenager missing

Source: Barbados Today Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Alana Gittens, of Lemon Arbour, St John. Gittens left home around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January… Link: St John teenager missing

OECD backlash

Source: Cana News ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan 9, CMC – Prime Minister Roos… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: OECD backlash

Bittreo Plan To ‘Move Operations’ to Bermuda

Source: Bernews Premier David Burt welcomed Malcolm Weed and Yum Kasukawa of digital asset company Bittreo to the Cabinet Office to “hear their plans to move their… Link: Bittreo Plan To ‘Move Operations’ to Bermuda

EYEWITNESS: Still going strong…

Source: iNews Guyana …PNC’s Aapan Jhaat While “voting for your own” is a constant in every divided society – be it along religious, cultural, race, colour, ethnicity, whatever… Link: EYEWITNESS: Still going strong…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Armed Robbery

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating two male suspects who robbed a business establishment on Tuesday 8th January 2019: Reports are that… Link: RBPF Grand Bahama: Armed Robbery

Court: Burgess, Rogers Murder Trial Set For June

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] A brother and sister accused of the murder of Marcus Gibbings will go to trial in June. Katrina Burgess and her brother… Link: Court: Burgess, Rogers Murder Trial Set For June

Education minister must engage in dialogue

Source: The Royal Gazette If the Minister of Education had listened to and fully engaged with our principals, teachers, parents and the Bermuda Union of Teachers in the first… Link: Education minister must engage in dialogue

Richardson backed for top job

Source: The Royal Gazette Wendell Smith, one of the islands most respected coaches, has confirmed he is not interested in replacing brother Clay as the next Bermuda cricket coach.… Link: Richardson backed for top job

June wedding and new health challenges ahead

Source: The Royal Gazette Lifestyle columnist Betty Doyling and her friend Kelly Southern have set themselves a June target to get their bodies back in shape. Betty, a personal… Link: June wedding and new health challenges ahead

Reinsurers feeling effects of climate change

Source: The Royal Gazette Climate change is having a growing impact on insurers bottom lines. That is the view of German reinsurance giant Munich Re, which highlights an increasing… Link: Reinsurers feeling effects of climate change

Nephila in world-record deal with wind farm

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian reinsurers are renowned for providing protection for when the wind blows but Nephila Capital has struck a deal to provide coverage for when the… Link: Nephila in world-record deal with wind farm

Liberty Announces New Limestone Transaction

Source: Bernews Liberty Mutual completed a new transaction utilizing the Limestone Re capital markets platform that provides approximately $150 million of collateralized reinsurance capacity for its U.S.… Link: Liberty Announces New Limestone Transaction

Results: MTM Open Championships Day One

Source: Bernews The MTM Open Championships got underway at the Fairmont Southampton Tennis Courts. Tournament number one Gavin Manders eased his way into the second round with… Link: Results: MTM Open Championships Day One

9 Jan Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 9 Jan Wed 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light wind and slight seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in… Link: 9 Jan Weather in Cayman

Elevator certificates out of date

Source: Cayman News Service I have noticed that the expiration date of the elevator certificates in some buildings are long past. How can I report the need for them… Link: Elevator certificates out of date

Barbados records first murder for 2019

Source: Barbados Today Barbados has recorded its first murder for 2019. Investigations are under way into the shooting death of 24-year-old Shaquille Toppin, of Danesbury, St Michael. Police… Link: Barbados records first murder for 2019

Barbados records first murder of 2019

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has recorded its first murder for 2019. Police say investigations are continuing into the unnatural death of a Shaqullie Toppin 24-year-old St Michael resident,… Link: Barbados records first murder of 2019

Christopher Ram petitions court to have Govt resign

Source: Guyana Times …provides certified copy of no-confidence resolution Charted Accountant and Attorney Christopher Ram has filed legal proceedings in the High Court to validate the recently passed… Link: Christopher Ram petitions court to have Govt resign

Medical leave of GECOM chair extended

Source: Guyana Times – statutory meeting postponed until his return Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, has had his medical leave extended, even as the… Link: Medical leave of GECOM chair extended

Unarmed men escape with money safe from NIS office

Source: Guyana Times Three unarmed men in the wee hours of Tuesday bound and gagged two security guards attached to the National Insurance Scheme branch at Melanie Damishana,… Link: Unarmed men escape with money safe from NIS office

Reform Action Alliance Launched

Source: Island Sun On New Year’s day another new political party was launched. This new political organization is named the Reform Action Alliance (RAA). It was announced that… Link: Reform Action Alliance Launched

Licenses required for raffles and lotteries

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Fri. Jan. 4, 2019– It is not an uncommon occurrence for Belizeans to conduct raffles as a form of fundraising when extra financing… Link: Licenses required for raffles and lotteries

Shame!

Source: Amandala News A video of the beat-down of a man, unconscious on the ground, showed an officer repeatedly kicking him  “like a football;” another officer was wielding… Link: Shame!

Jam and Lime

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ THE final edition of Jam and Lime for 2018 held at Kaiso Blues Cafe saw an international flavour added to the local mix.… Link: Jam and Lime

Nadia rides a Red Boyz riddim

Source: Newsday IT IS, especially at Carnival time, one of the most common phrases anyone can hear. “So long I ain’t see yuh…,” easily rolls off the… Link: Nadia rides a Red Boyz riddim

Leewards manager impressed with Hodge

Source: Newsday LEEWARD ISLANDS Hurricanes manager Wilden Cornwall has lauded the performance of opening batsman Montcin Hodge, during last weekend’s West Indies Four Day Championship Third Round… Link: Leewards manager impressed with Hodge

TTCB in search of answers

Source: Newsday THE TT Cricket Board (TTCB) said it will be looking for answers as to why the Red Force continue to perform poorly in the West… Link: TTCB in search of answers

ISquash Academy opens renovated squash court

Source: Newsday RECENTLY established squash coaching school, iSquash Academy TT, has opened a newly-renovated squash court at Bmobile Building, 53 Abercromby St, Port-of-Spain. The court was used… Link: ISquash Academy opens renovated squash court

Petrojam takeover bid triggers alarm

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The parliamentary Opposition is terming as premature and unwarranted, a likely move by the Government to introduce legislation to retake ownership of the 49 per… Link: Petrojam takeover bid triggers alarm

Man killed in Denham Town under ZOSO

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Despite a heavy police-military presence in Denham Town, west Kingston, where a zone of special operations is currently in force, assailants managed to kill 26-year-old… Link: Man killed in Denham Town under ZOSO

Chris Ram petitions High Court to declare no-confidence motion properly passed -says matter should be heard urgently to avoid Constitutional crisis

Source: Kaieteur News   One day after the Government filed a court action challenging the vote count on the no-confidence motion, Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram, by way of constitutional… Link: Chris Ram petitions High Court to declare no-confidence motion properly passed -says matter should be heard urgently to avoid Constitutional crisis

GECOM chair medical leave extended

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE medical leave of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) chairman, ret’d Justice James Patterson has been extended based on his doctor’s recommendations. He was due to… Link: GECOM chair medical leave extended

Hundreds flock MovieTowne career day

Source: Guyana Chronicle HUNDREDS of Guyanese turned in applications and were interviewed, on Tuesday, on the first day of Guyana MovieTowne’s career day, just months before the ‘cineplex… Link: Hundreds flock MovieTowne career day

Questions raised over Shuman citizenship

Source: Guyana Chronicle …migrated to Canada in 1990, returned in 2015 AMID a furore over Members of Parliament with dual citizenship, questions are being raised regarding the status… Link: Questions raised over Shuman citizenship

Man gets 12 years for killing son over $300

Source: Guyana Chronicle AMARNAUTH Chand called “Desmond”, who in 2016, fatally stabbed his son in the chest with a cutlass, was on Tuesday sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment… Link: Man gets 12 years for killing son over 0

Road chaos reigns

Source: Barbados Today It was chaos on the streets for the first day of the new school term as hundreds of Public Service Vehicles’ (PSV) operators staged the… Link: Road chaos reigns

BNTCL embarking on major repair programme

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL), in association with its project consultants, will be holding a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss proposed… Link: BNTCL embarking on major repair programme

Game taking off in St Vincent

Source: Nation Newspaper ROAD TENNIS is becoming popular in St Vincent and the Grenadines. And according to chief executive officer of the Professional Road Tennis Association, Dale Clarke,… Link: Game taking off in St Vincent

BWA tanks collapsing

Source: Nation Newspaper SOME OF THE Barbados Water Authority (BWA) community tanks are mysteriously collapsing, putting people in water-scarce areas at risk of shortages. So far, tanks have… Link: BWA tanks collapsing

Return to service

Source: Nation Newspaper ALL PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES (PSVs) are expected back on the road today after a day of protest action which left hundreds of adults and schoolchildren… Link: Return to service

Mixed signals

Source: Barbados Today On the heels of news that Jamaica could lose its Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise to another Caribbean island, information released by CPL suggests that… Link: Mixed signals

JAMAICA – Twenty murders in first week of 2019

Source: Barbados Today KINGSTON — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon disclosed that the island has recorded 20 murders as of yesterday, noting that 11 of them were… Link: JAMAICA – Twenty murders in first week of 2019

Judge Issues Gag Order In Botham Jean Case

Source: St. Lucia Times Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger had a procedural court hearing Tuesday morning in Dallas, it has been reported. Guyger faces a murder charge in… Link: Judge Issues Gag Order In Botham Jean Case

Busted tanks

Source: Barbados Today Some of the newly installed community water tanks donated by corporate Barbados to the state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA) seem to be falling apart. At… Link: Busted tanks

Slow Service in Constitution River Terminal

Source: Nation Newspaper Service was slow tonight in the Constitution River Terminal following another work stoppage earlier today by private service vehicle operators. Around 7:30 pm there were… Link: Slow Service in Constitution River Terminal

Three New Orleans residents get bail

Source: Barbados Today Three young persons accused of assaulting and using indecent language towards two police officers were granted bail today. Hairdressers Shanika Kamesha Maycock, 28, and 35-year-old… Link: Three New Orleans residents get bail

Mechanics maketh Elan Rahaman

Source: Guyana Chronicle KARTING is as much driving as it is setting it up. The ability to understand the problem is oftentimes rapidly solved by persons who understand… Link: Mechanics maketh Elan Rahaman

Edwards, Hodge see Volcanoes to second win

Source: Guyana Chronicle KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Captain Kirk Edwards struck a responsible half-century and rookie Kavem Hodge added another, as Windward Islands Volcanoes produced an admirable run… Link: Edwards, Hodge see Volcanoes to second win

Hurricanes, Volcanoes leapfrog woeful Pride

Source: Guyana Chronicle BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Both Leeward Islands Hurricanes and Windward Islands Volcanoes have leapfrogged Barbados Pride in the Regional four-day standings, after posting impressive wins… Link: Hurricanes, Volcanoes leapfrog woeful Pride

PSV Operators to go back on the job tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper Public Service Operators (PSV) are expected to be back on the road tomorrow. Further strike action was averted after an entire day of talks among… Link: PSV Operators to go back on the job tomorrow

Fewer cruise ships to dock at Spotts

Source: Cayman Compass The Port Authority plans to reduce the number of cruise ships allowed to use Grand Cayman’s back up “bad weather” anchorage at Spotts. Link: Fewer cruise ships to dock at Spotts

‘Come early and bring a shovel’

Source: Cayman Compass You know the festive season is officially over when you see the forlorn piles of Christmas trees filling dumpsters around the island. Link: ‘Come early and bring a shovel’

The Editor speaks: Curiouser and curiouser

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson Sometimes living here in our beautiful islands it seems I am actually living in Alice’s “Wonderland”. The majority of people play by the… Link: The Editor speaks: Curiouser and curiouser

BNTCL holding town hall meetings

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL), in association with its project consultants, will be holding a series of Town Hall Meetings to discuss proposed… Link: BNTCL holding town hall meetings

Evans Begins Competing In Australian Finn

Source: Bernews Thirteen international Finn sailors — including Bermuda’s Rockal Evans — have joined 27 Australian Finn sailors for the Ronstan 2019 Australian Finn National Championships. Evans… Link: Evans Begins Competing In Australian Finn

Clean sweeps for Horseman pair

Source: The Royal Gazette It proved a day of dominance across the various classes in the Bermuda Karting Club race series at Rubis Southside raceway on Sunday. In the… Link: Clean sweeps for Horseman pair

Liberty Mutual in new notes transaction

Source: The Royal Gazette Liberty Mutual has completed a new transaction utilising the Limestone Re capital markets platform that provides approximately 150 million of collateralised reinsurance capacity for its… Link: Liberty Mutual in new notes transaction

RBPF: Marijuana Plants discovered in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Tuesday 8th January 2019 shortly after 1:00pm, police and Immigration officers, acting on information, went to an area off Ernest Dean… Link: RBPF: Marijuana Plants discovered in Abaco

Police Commissioner Holds Press Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson gave an overview of the Crime Statistics 2019 report and presented members of the media with copies of the document,… Link: Police Commissioner Holds Press Conference

Ram petitions High Court to have Government resign

Source: iNews Guyana …says cabinet’s failure to resign could lead to uncertainty, constitutional crisis Charted Accountant and attorney-at-law Christopher Ram has filed legal proceedings in the High Court… Link: Ram petitions High Court to have Government resign

30 Minute Video: January 8 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening… Link: 30 Minute Video: January 8 ZBM Evening News

Butterfield up 1.6

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank shares were up 50 cents, or 1. 6 per cent, at 32 after 200 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. In New York,… Link: Butterfield up 1.6

Knops and Van Ark conclude visit to Saba

Source: Saba News State Secretary of Interior and Kingdom Relations (Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties), Raymond Knops  and State Secretary for Social Affairs and Labour (Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid),… Link: Knops and Van Ark conclude visit to Saba

State Secretary Knops impressed with harbor project

Source: Saba News Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops received an update on the Fort Bay Harbor project on Monday, January 7. The… Link: State Secretary Knops impressed with harbor project

New Year Babies Receive Hampers

Source: St. Lucia Times The mothers of two babies who were born on New Year’s Day were presented with hampers containing baby supplies. The baby girls, Belle Faucher and… Link: New Year Babies Receive Hampers

Weather Forecast For Wednesday January 9

Source: Bernews Wednesday, January 9 is expected to be cloudy and windy, with the high to be near 22°C/71°F and the low to be near 17°C/63°F according… Link: Weather Forecast For Wednesday January 9

Sidewalk Enhancement At Washington Mall

Source: Bernews Work on the City sidewalk at the southern entrances to the Washington Mall on Reid Street has started and is “expected to be completed in… Link: Sidewalk Enhancement At Washington Mall

Police thwart attack by armed assailants

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — swift action by Police on patrol in St. Paul’s thwarted an attack by armed assailants on three young men Monday night.… Link: Police thwart attack by armed assailants

Smartphone Users Get ‘Antichrist’ Warning

Source: St. Lucia Times People’s dependence on smartphones and modern technology could bring about the coming of the Antichrist, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has warned. But… Link: Smartphone Users Get ‘Antichrist’ Warning

Letter: More questions than answers exist

Source: iNews Guyana Dear Editor, ‘There is nothing done in the dark that will not come to light’. So it was in the case of the now infamous… Link: Letter: More questions than answers exist

Signs for plants in Dockyard

Source: The Royal Gazette Dozens of new signs have gone up at Dockyard telling visitors the names of a huge variety of plants. The signs, which give the Latin… Link: Signs for plants in Dockyard

El Salvador Assumes Chair of the OAS Permanent Council

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carlos Alberto Calles, today assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council -which… Link: El Salvador Assumes Chair of the OAS Permanent Council

Cops release men without charge

Source: Newsday STATE prosecutors from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions have ordered the release of four men held in connection with the murder of… Link: Cops release men without charge

State sued over PBR pass

Source: Newsday A maxi taxi operator and his son have permission from a High Court judge to challenge the Ministry of Works and Transport’s decision to seize… Link: State sued over PBR pass

Guyana Jaguars top 4-Day standings after three rounds

Source: iNews Guyana After a six wicket win against Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars are the leading team after three rounds with 58.4 points in the 2018-2019 Cricket West… Link: Guyana Jaguars top 4-Day standings after three rounds

Successful year for islands riders

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas show jumpers have secured first place in their regional division after a successful 2018 on the international stage. As well as being top of… Link: Successful year for islands riders

Another ‘Trini’ captured fighting for ISIS

Source: iNews Guyana (Trinidad Guardian) One of the men who ap­peared in an ISIS video speak­ing about life in Trinidad and To­ba­go has been cap­tured fight­ing with ISIS in… Link: Another ‘Trini’ captured fighting for ISIS

Transport Authority issue statement on PSV strike

Source: Nation Newspaper The Following statement was issued by the transport authority. In a statement issued this morning on the strike action by some PSV owners and drivers.Chairman… Link: Transport Authority issue statement on PSV strike

A Poem for Helen

Source: The Voice NEXT month, in which we celebrate our country’s 40th Anniversary of Independence, will soon be here. In fact, activities are … The post A Poem… Link: A Poem for Helen

Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): West Bay residents have taken to social media demanding answers about the latest ‘pop-up’ beach chair and umbrella rental business that has appeared on… Link: Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

St. Paul’s shooting injures three

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Three individuals are currently nursing gunshot wounds after they were shot in the leg in an alleged drive by incident last… Link: St. Paul’s shooting injures three

That No-Confidence motion

Source: Barbados Today From time to time, the no-confidence motion crops up, providing an opportunity for the parliamentary opposition to criticize governmental action without the slightest opportunity to… Link: That No-Confidence motion

Man shot from bike in Denham Town

Source: Jamaica Star A Water Lane, Kingston, resident was shot from a motorcycle after he and colleague ventured into a section of Denham Town on Monday night. The… Link: Man shot from bike in Denham Town

Burke’s case for NIS, health insurance

Source: Barbados Today Veteran calypsonian Smokey Burke is urging local entertainers to contribute to National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and apply for health insurance. The ailing entertainer is recovering… Link: Burke’s case for NIS, health insurance

Drie jaar celstraf geëist tegen verdachte

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – Tegen Merrel K werd gisteren drie jaar gevangenisstraf geëist voor poging tot diefstal middels braak en diefstal middels geweld. Officier van justitie Nirmala… Link: Drie jaar celstraf geëist tegen verdachte

‘Dál bhát’ opgepakt voor diefstal doksen

Source: Suriname Times PARAMARIBO – De politie van Jarikaba heeft een man die bekendstaat als Dál bhát in de kraag gevat voor diefstal. Hij zou doksen hebben weggenomen… Link: ‘Dál bhát’ opgepakt voor diefstal doksen

PSV operators stage protest in Eagle Hall

Source: Nation Newspaper Several frustrated drivers and conductors have parked their minivans at Eagle Hall, St Michael and are standing on the sidewalks. This is where they are… Link: PSV operators stage protest in Eagle Hall

Mystery illness cripples siblings

Source: Jamaica Star The case of siblings Sherrian and Courtney Irving has puzzled the residents of Salt Spring in St James. Sherrian 25, and Courtney, 24, were both… Link: Mystery illness cripples siblings

Christ Church woman missing

Source: Barbados Today Police are seeking the public’s help in finding 34-year-old Mary Oxley, of No. 13 Church Hill, Christ Church. She was last seen by her parents… Link: Christ Church woman missing

Document trying times, writers told

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians now stand a good chance of having the trials and tribulations experienced during this period of economic adjustment documented because the island’s writers were… Link: Document trying times, writers told

Woman thanks stranger who saved her life

Source: Jamaica Star In 2014, as persons stood watching a woman die after being involved in a motor vehicle crash along the New Forrest main road in Manchester,… Link: Woman thanks stranger who saved her life

St James mourns beloved son, Walt Crooks

Source: Jamaica Star The parish of St James has been plunged into mourning since the death of one of its favourite sons, Walt Crooks.Crooks, 69, a Cornwall College… Link: St James mourns beloved son, Walt Crooks

Armed bandits invade home of NA woman in robbery

Source: iNews Guyana With crimes in Berbice on the rise and the Police acknowledging that more of their presence within the county in needed as an immediate measure… Link: Armed bandits invade home of NA woman in robbery

Commuters experiencing delays amid psv strike

Source: Barbados Today Commuters were this morning experiencing difficulties in Speightstown as some public service vehicle (PSV) operators go on strike on the first day of the new… Link: Commuters experiencing delays amid psv strike

Come what may, she’s doing it her way!

Source: The Voice AFTER surviving a No Confidence vote triggered by members of her Conservative Party just before Christmas, UK Prime Minister Theresa … The post Come what… Link: Come what may, she’s doing it her way!

Essequibo women arrested following cocaine bust

Source: iNews Guyana A 28-year-old female from Danielstown, Essequibo Coast was on Monday reportedly found with over 23 grams of cocaine in her home. According to information reaching… Link: Essequibo women arrested following cocaine bust

Anderson: Why Single Out LGBTQ Community?

Source: Bernews After Minister Caines challenged “churches, community clubs, fraternities, sororities, the LGBTQ community, and most importantly family,” to “step up and be part of the solution”… Link: Anderson: Why Single Out LGBTQ Community?

PSV operations come to a screeching haul

Source: Nation Newspaper Some Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators are on strike. Preliminary reports indicate it stems from issues affecting the sector. An emergency meeting was called last… Link: PSV operations come to a screeching haul

Thompson determined to shatter Bells record

Source: The Royal Gazette Donavan Thompson has set his sights on breaking Coolridge Bells 40-year-old top-flight goalscoring record. The X-Roads striker kicked off the new year in the same… Link: Thompson determined to shatter Bells record

Everest Re Group CEO to retire

Source: The Royal Gazette Everest Re Group Ltds president and chief executive officer, Dominic Addesso, will retire at the end of the year. As a result, the companys board… Link: Everest Re Group CEO to retire

Goslings and former CFO resolve litigation

Source: The Royal Gazette Rum maker Goslings and its former chief financial officer, Trudie Ottolini, have agreed to resolve litigation between them on amicable terms. Goslings Ltd and Goslings… Link: Goslings and former CFO resolve litigation

Bermudas EU advisers paid 135,000 in 2018

Source: The Royal Gazette Te Government spent more than 135,000 on specialists to help navigate the European Unions demands for economic substance rules and Brexit-related matters. Legal and advisory… Link: Bermudas EU advisers paid 135,000 in 2018

Some US services here affected by shutdown

Source: The Royal Gazette The US Consulate has been hit by a partial US government shutdown, but US Customs pre-clearance at the airport had not been affected. Constance Dierman,… Link: Some US services here affected by shutdown

EYEWITNESS: Where angels fear to tread…

Source: iNews Guyana …Jordan rushes in Your Eyewitness wouldn’t be so het up if Finance Minister Winston Jordan wanted to play Russian Roulette…Hey! Maybe he gets off with… Link: EYEWITNESS: Where angels fear to tread…

New Partnership For Students To Study Overseas

Source: Bernews A new partnership between Future Leaders Bermuda and a global boarding school will see a number of Bermudian middle and high school students travel abroad… Link: New Partnership For Students To Study Overseas

Entrepreneur Upbeat About Gay Club In Barbados

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados entrepreneur, Charles ‘Charlie Spice’ Lewis has reported an overwhelmingly positive response to a club for members of the LGBT community that has been advertised… Link: Entrepreneur Upbeat About Gay Club In Barbados

Missing:Mary Oxley

Source: Nation Newspaper The police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Mary Oxley of #13 Church Hill, Church Hill Christ Church. Police say Oxley left the… Link: Missing:Mary Oxley

8 Jan Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 8 Jan Tue 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS An upper level trough over the western Caribbean will continue to support isolated showers over the Cayman… Link: 8 Jan Weather in Cayman

Results: BNA Senior League Make Up Matches

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Netball Association hosted a makeup triple-header at the Bernard Park which produced 217 goals on the night. In the opener the Phoenix Heat… Link: Results: BNA Senior League Make Up Matches

Video: January 8th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews In extremely tragic news the police confirmed the death of a 15-year-old girl, Albert Benchimol elected new ABIR chair, Clarien Bank announced 126% increase in net profits, Bermudians urged… Link: Video: January 8th Bernews Morning Newsflash

US Driver Pleads Guilty To Six Murders

Source: St. Lucia Times An Uber driver accused of killing six people at random in a shooting spree in the US state of Michigan in 2016 has pleaded guilty… Link: US Driver Pleads Guilty To Six Murders

St. Luke AME To Host Seaman’s Church Service

Source: Bernews St. Luke A.M.E. Church will be holding their their 36th Annual Seaman’s Church Service on Sunday 13th January at their Lighthouse Hill Road location in St. David’s at… Link: St. Luke AME To Host Seaman’s Church Service

Opposition Members of Parliament under surveillance – PPP

Source: Guyana Times …says Special Branch ranks stationed outside Freedom House …condemns political interference in Charrandas bribery allegations probe The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday condemned the… Link: Opposition Members of Parliament under surveillance – PPP

Bandits storm NA market vendor’s home

Source: Guyana Times A New Amsterdam, Berbice market vendor was on Sunday night robbed at gunpoint by five bandits who entered her Glasgow New Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam… Link: Bandits storm NA market vendor’s home

Emerging from the troubles

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, THE ‘Troubles’ is the name given by President David Granger to security-related events that occurred during the decade, approximately between 2000 and 2010,… Link: Emerging from the troubles

The flip flop of a reconditioned politician

Source: Guyana Chronicle …will the real Ralph Ramkarran please stand up Dear Editor, ATTORNEY and former PPP Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran, dominated PPP politics for… Link: The flip flop of a reconditioned politician

Odeen had clean hands, a cool head and a warm heart

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, I LEARNT with much grief about the death of retired diplomat Dr. Odeen Ishmael of Britannia/ Chester, West Coast Berbice (WCB). Although I… Link: Odeen had clean hands, a cool head and a warm heart

Campbell pulls out of new party

Source: Guyana Chronicle …cites political polarisation, dual citizenship of members POPULAR business man Terrence Campbell has withdrawn his support from the newly-formed political party ‘A New and United… Link: Campbell pulls out of new party

Petty-mindedness, spite, and vindictiveness

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, IT IS quite clear that the contents of Attorney-at-law, Oscar Ramjeet’s letter to the Editor in the January 04, 2019 Kaieteur News edition… Link: Petty-mindedness, spite, and vindictiveness

Fete Rat mas comes to town

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ AFTER eight years, the Fete Rat brand has blossomed from the annual Point Fortin Borough Day J’Ouvert celebrations into Carnival 2019. The band… Link: Fete Rat mas comes to town

Security measures will remain after SOEs – Chang

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is reassuring Jamaicans that the presence of the security forces will remain in troubled communities after the… Link: Security measures will remain after SOEs – Chang

Daniel Dawes selected as new CEO of USF

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Daniel Dawes was yesterday announced as the new chief executive (CEO) officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF). The appointment took effect January 2.A press… Link: Daniel Dawes selected as new CEO of USF

Jagdeo wants to join Charrandass Persaud litigation

Source: Kaieteur News Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has applied to the High Court to be a party to the proceedings filed by a private citizen, Compton Reid, against… Link: Jagdeo wants to join Charrandass Persaud litigation

A Low-Flying Suspect Plane in Dangriga

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chester Williams Even as police remain vigilant on the illegal landing of drug planes across the country, on Saturday night, there were several reports from… Link: A Low-Flying Suspect Plane in Dangriga

14 Honduran Nationals in the West; is it Human Trafficking?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joseph Myvett Sometime around eight on Friday night, San Ignacio Police was on mobile patrol when they came across a vehicle carrying fourteen Honduran women.… Link: 14 Honduran Nationals in the West; is it Human Trafficking?

Poll on the I.C.J.: ‘NO’ Vote Increasing

Source: Channel 5 Belize From crime to the International Court of Justice….The I.C.J. referendum to be conducted on April tenth is now knocking at the front door. It is… Link: Poll on the I.C.J.: ‘NO’ Vote Increasing

Doppers for Saba to reduce single-use plastic bottles

Source: Saba News The Public Entity Saba intends to drastically reduce single-use plastics through several actions. The new water bottling plant, the reusable large water containers with dispensers,… Link: Doppers for Saba to reduce single-use plastic bottles

State Secretary Knops updated on Saba airport project

Source: Saba News Upon his arrival in Saba on Monday, January 7, Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops received an update on the… Link: State Secretary Knops updated on Saba airport project

Talks end in stalemate

Source: Nation Newspaper EVEN AFTER nearly two hours of negotiations yesterday, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC) still have not decided how… Link: Talks end in stalemate

Mapp Vetoes ‘Dig Once’ Legislation

Source: St. John Source Workers for viNGN contractor All Rounder/Trans-Tel Central install fiber optic cable in 2013. Over the weekend, outgoing Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed the contentious “Dig Once”… Link: Mapp Vetoes ‘Dig Once’ Legislation

Dented Pride

Source: Barbados Today Guyana Jaguars defeated Barbados Pride by six wickets to win their third-round encounter in the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day Championships at Kensington Oval today.… Link: Dented Pride

BARP in a bind

Source: Nation Newspaper MEMBERS OF THE Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) enrolled in the health insurance plan are wondering whether they may have to dig deeper in… Link: BARP in a bind

Transitioning to Non-Destructive Fishing Methods

Source: Channel 5 Belize But how did it get to this point? In the past, we have reported on OCEANA, the Fisheries Department and other conservation groups advocating for… Link: Transitioning to Non-Destructive Fishing Methods

Canadian company courts Govt

Source: Barbados Today As Government continues to seek out ways to improve efficiencies in the public service through greater use of technology, a Toronto-based firm is making a… Link: Canadian company courts Govt

Ministry makes decision on drugs

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Health and Wellness today said that recent analytical results from the Medicines Quality Control and Surveillance Department (formerly CARPHA laboratory) has indicated… Link: Ministry makes decision on drugs

PSVs may strike today

Source: Nation Newspaper WITH THE NEW SCHOOL TERM in full swing today, there was uncertainty last night over whether thousands of students and workers would be left stranded… Link: PSVs may strike today

Lewis upbeat about gay club

Source: Barbados Today The man behind a new venture being advertised on social media over the last few days as a club catering to members of the LGBT… Link: Lewis upbeat about gay club

Second Straight for St Andrew Lions

Source: Nation Newspaper ZONE 2 bottom club Scotty’s Car Rentals St Andrew Lions claimed their second win on the spin with a 3-1 defeat of Claytons Kola Tonic… Link: Second Straight for St Andrew Lions

Guatemala Withdraws From CICIG

Source: Channel 5 Belize Guatemala is pulling out of the U.N. International Commission Against Impunity, known as CICIG. The announcement was made today by Guatemala’s Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel… Link: Guatemala Withdraws From CICIG

Exploited

Source: Barbados Today A group of stranded Haitians has not only run out of money, and is appealing for assistance with funds to purchase tickets to return to… Link: Exploited

Pride takes a fall

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS PRIDE’S first-class cricketers were hurt and humbled by one of their sons of the soil at Kensington Oval yesterday.   All-rounder Raymon Reifer shamed his… Link: Pride takes a fall

Playa Del Carmen, a Hotbed for Narco-Traffickers

Source: Channel 5 Belize Playa Del Carmen is a choice tourist destination for Belizeans and many other visitors who travel there for sun, beach, and cuisine. But the once… Link: Playa Del Carmen, a Hotbed for Narco-Traffickers

James Adderley: the Weekend in Sports

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

T&T Woman Confesses To Fake Rape Claim

Source: St. Lucia Times A Trinidad and Tobago woman was charged with wasteful employment of the police after making a fake rape claim, local reports say. The Daily Express… Link: T&T Woman Confesses To Fake Rape Claim

Conservation council re-formed after hiatus

Source: Cayman Compass The National Conservation Council has been reappointed, with McFarlane Connolly as chairman, and is scheduled to meet shortly. The council has been effectively out of… Link: Conservation council re-formed after hiatus

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