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July 20, 2018

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NCC’s Operation SOS commences

Source: Barbados Advocate Participants in the 2018 edition of the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Operation S.O.S ‘Save Our Selves’ summer programme working with lifeguards yesterday at Browne’s Beach. NCC’s General Manager, Keith Neblett. THE 2018 edition of the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Operation SOS “Save Our Selves” summer programme got off to a…

pm: plans On track

Source: Barbados Advocate Phase Two of Government’s Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan will get under way next month. Link: pm: plans On track

Belizean Businessman Busted with AK-47 Rifles in Melchor de Mencos

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Belizean businessman was busted with an AK-47, ammunition, drugs and thousands of dollars in different currencies in Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala. Thirty-three-year-old Francisco Javier de la Ho Duarte along with forty-three-year-old Aolibama Mengibar were captured in a raid conducted by police in Melchor de Mencos on Tuesday night. Police…

Home Invasion on Pitter Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize A couple endured a terrifying home invasion on Tuesday night on Pitter Street in Belize City. Fifty-eight-year-old Salvadoran national Vilma Ramirez and her husband Elias Ramirez were held up by two armed robbers inside their home and tonight they say they fear for their safety. Elias Ramirez says that the…

Belmopan Car Dealer Caught with Contraband Goods

Source: Channel 5 Belize Thirty-one-year-old Ryan Lopez was caught with a cache of uncustomed goods on Tuesday night. At around eight-forty-five, police in Benque Viejo del Carmen intercepted Lopez who was driving a Suzuki SUV.  Lopez, who is a car dealer of Belmopan, had left from the Benque Viejo Free Zone when police intercepted…

CWI hails ‘appeal’ of brand after penning Betway deal

Source: Guyana Chronicle ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has trumpeted the continued attractiveness of the region’s cricket brand, after signing an 18-month commercial deal with global online betting company, Betway. The deal was initiated during the ongoing Home Series between West Indies and Bangladesh and will see the company…

CPL tickets go on sale from today

Source: Guyana Chronicle TICKET sales for the Guyana Amazon Warriors first three (3) home matches of the Hero CPL will commence today at the CPL Guyana Office, located at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown. Tickets can be purchased from 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs on weekdays and from 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs on Saturdays. Tickets…

Clarke, Campbell congratulated by Fitness Express’ McDonald

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE duo of Fitness Express athletes, Kerwin Clarke and Emmerson Campbell were congratulated by the CEO of the entity, Jamie McDonald after retaining their bodybuilding and physique titles respectively, at the just concluded National Senior Championships over the past weekend. McDonald, who is a longstanding and staunch supporter of the…

DJ posts bail in the sum of $900,000

Source: Barbados Today A second man from a group of six charged in connection with the seizure of 800 pounds of cannabis, has been released from jail. Earlier, Ryan Oneal Griffith, of Lucas Street, St Philip, was unable to secure the $1 million bail amount imposed by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant during his first…

Vincy ordered to stay away from complainant

Source: Barbados Today A Vincentian man, charged with assault, will make his next appearance in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on November 12. Dillano Gregdon John Olive, of Station Hill, St Michael, is charged with assaulting Danielle Boden on June 29, occasioning her actual bodily harm. He denied the charge when he appeared…

John Saldivar Describes U.D.P. Dream Team for 2020

Source: Channel 5 Belize Since the beginning of the week, Minister of National Security and aspiring U.D.P. party leader, John Saldivar has been putting together an unofficial slate of the best possible combination of United Democratic Party candidates to contest the 2020 general elections.  His Facebook posts have sparked debate in some corners, among…

Fight in court

Source: Barbados Today Court proceedings took a violent turn this afternoon as two of four men turned on each other in the docks of the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court. After 23-year-old Malcolm Marlon Archer, of Sweet Street, Lowthers Hill, Christ Church, 25-year-old Ramone Sharome Henderson Griffith of the same address, 23-year-old Shaquille Oneal…

TRINIDAD – Family exhumes body amid looting fears

Source: Barbados Today PORT OF SPAIN – Officials of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation (SGRC) were forced to perform the first exhumation of a body in the region yesterday. However, the reason was an extraordinary one. The move was initiated by the family of deceased Chanroutie Boodoo, who sought permission to exhume her…

Imbert to meet with private schools on new fee

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, July 18, 2018Principals of the Private Secondary Schools who have been lobbying for an increase in the fee currently paid per student per term by the Government will get their chance today to make a case for the increase to Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Principals of the private…

Beetham teen killed in ‘shootout with cops’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018Senior police officers in the Port-of-Spain Division have launched an investigation into a shooting incident involving police officers at Hell Yard, Beetham Gardens yesterday which left a teenager dead. A 19-year-old man who was shot was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was pronounced…

Stuart knocks UNC’s launch boycott

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young yesterday lambasted the Opposition for not attending the launch of the National Crime Prevention Programme (NCPP), saying all they were interested in was politicising crime. Young made the statement as he delivered the feature address on behalf…

Dillon seeks full support for new crime plan

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Thursday, July 19, 2018National Security Minister Edmund Dillon has promised not to surrender to criminal elements who have been waging an all-out war against law-abiding citizens. Dillon gave the commitment at the launch of the National Crime Preventative Programme (NCPP) at the Hilton Trinidad, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. However, Prime Minister Dr…

Sixth man charged with Tamana killing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018The next door neighbour of Guaico, Tamana mini-mart owner has been charged with conspiracy to murder John Samaroo. Devon Dillon appeared before Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland in the Sangre Grande First Court yesterday. Dillon, 35, was charged by Cpl Seecharan of Arouca Homicide Bureau, Region 2. Five…

Aircraft crash victim dies

Source: The Montserrat Reporter   By: BVI News on July 18, 2018 The individual rescued from the aircraft that crashed in the sea at the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island has died. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force made the pronouncement minutes before 6 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, July 18. Police said…

Tyre-shredding ends at Cayman Islands Landfill

Source: Cayman Eye News A project that shredded nearly 700,000 tyres stockpiled at the George Town landfill came to a close this morning (Wednesday, 18 July 2018), some 16 months after it began. During that time Island Recycling, and its partner company Guernsey Recycling Group (GRG), shredded some 670,000 tyres, weighing in at approximately…

Two injured after taxi overturns

Source: The Royal Gazette A woman tourist and taxi driver were rushed to hospital tonight after a cab overturned on South Shore. A police spokesman said the injured pairs condition was unknown, but not thought to be life-threatening. He added The driver exited the taxi on his own accord however the female passenger had…

Cayman Islands: Summer students shine at HSM

Source: Cayman Eye News 68 Fort Street, Grand Cayman (Tuesday, July 17 2018): The HSM Group is excited to welcome four summer interns from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC). Over the next several months, Jada Smith, Vai’Ann Hamilton, Sashana Wilson and Saira Palacios will be treated like core members of the team…

23-year old stabbed in Trou Rouge

Source: St. Lucia Times A 23-year old man was stabbed multiple times in Trou Rouge, Marchand Wednesday afternoon, police have reported. Residents of the area told St Lucia Times  that the stabbing followed an argument between the victim and his teenage brother. The victim was taken by ambulance to Victoria Hospital. A law enforcement…

Cave rescue was a miracle

Source: Nation Newspaper Chiang Rai, Thailand – Members of a Thai youth soccer team and their coach have described their rescue from a flooded cave as a miracle, thanked the experts who saved them and discussed how the experience… Link: Cave rescue was a miracle

Cruise passenger arrivals exceed one million

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jul 17, CMC – St Kitts and Nevis  has reached a milestone as the federation welcomed   its millionth cruise ship passenger on Monday. St. Kitts Tourism Authority and Ministry of Tourism said this now gives the island marquee port status for the first…

New seabed map to steer vessels to safety

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Representatives of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) are currently in the Cayman Islands delivering to the Lands and Survey Department the results of a seabed mapping programme that was undertaken last summer. The new map is expected to improve navigation safety in local waters and ensure the territory is fulfilling…

Barbados LGBTQI community upset over calypso

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-  It is a Billboard hit that has set calypso lovers, and those outside the art form, talking. However, the 2018 calypso, Sex Change by Paul Billboard Murrell has provoked the ire of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) community here. The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) has called Billboard to a meeting to discuss the controversial…

Elderly realtor awaits fate in theft case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A real estate agent who stole cash from two of his clients who were trying to buy property was bailed on Wednesday to wait out the judge’s deliberations regarding his sentence. Antonio Paolini is 78 years old and in poor health but he is still facing a possible jail…

EDITORIAL – You decide: ‘OfReg’ or ‘RipOff Reg’?

Source: Cayman Compass OfReg, despite its unclear pronunciation and cryptic branding (it’s pronounced “OFFReg” and is derived from the semantic marriage of “Office” and “Regulation”), is nonetheless becoming a household word – and not a good one. Link: EDITORIAL – You decide: ‘OfReg’ or ‘RipOff Reg’?

670,000th tire shredded at landfill

Source: Cayman Compass The last in a pile of 670,000 tires that once towered over the George Town landfill was tossed into the shredder Wednesday by Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour. Link: 670,000th tire shredded at landfill

Government accesses UK’s underwater mapping program

Source: Cayman Compass The Lands and Survey Department is getting a better feel for the local underwater topography of the region thanks to a seabed mapping program undertaken by the U.K. Hydrographic Office. Link: Government accesses UK’s underwater mapping program

Special sitting of CCJ in St Vincent on Friday

Source: Nation Newspaper A ceremonial sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in St Vincent and the Grenadines will be the final in a series of events commemorating Mr Justice Adrian Saunders’ elevation to the office of… Link: Special sitting of CCJ in St Vincent on Friday

Seven cars broken into in one day in WB

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are warning car owners to lock their cars after officers in West Bay responded to seven reports of vehicle break-ins on Tuesday. Property was stolen in only one of the cases but all of the vehicles involved had their windows smashed. The first report came in just after…

Mottley appeals for support from business community

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has appealed for the continued support of the business community in her bid to pull Barbados back from the precipice of economic disaster. In a comprehensive address… Link: Mottley appeals for support from business community

The results are In!!

Source: The Voice By Kendell “Scady” Eugene It was a sweeping victory for the Tribe of Twel this carnival season. The reigning Band … The post The results are In!! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: The results are In!!

Butterfield shares up 1.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank shares rebounded by 50 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, to 46. 50 after 344 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange the banks shares were up 22 cents, or 0. 47 per cent, at 47. 38. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was up…

Two Injured As Taxi Overturns In Southampton

Source: Bernews Emergency services responded to Lighthouse Road near the junction with South Road in Southampton tonight [July 18] where a collision resulted in a taxi overturning and landing on its side, and two people being transported to hospital, according to police. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Police responded to a… Link:

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Zakiyah Durham

Source: Bernews In the twelfth in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Zakiyah Durham, a 18-year-old who plays in the Wing Attack… Link:

Nicaragua: Ortega Receives Diplomatic Blow at the OAS

Source: Havana Times Exactly three months after a wave of protests began in Nicaragua, the OAS today approved a resolution that urges the government of Daniel Ortega to “support an electoral calendar,” a formula of calling for early elections as a way out of the worse crisis in four decades in the Central…

Leverock and Narva Trans out of Europa

Source: The Royal Gazette Dant Leverocks Narva Trans suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Zeljeznicar Sarajevo in the second leg of their Europa League first-round qualifiers today. Viktor Plotnikov gave Narva Trans the lead in the fifth minute but a 25th-minute goal from Denan Zajmovicand a brace from Sulejman Krpi in the 29th…

JFL Operating Room Reopens After Six-Day Closure

Source: St. John Source Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital’s operating rooms are open again after being partially closed for a week due to air conditioning problems. Thursday, July 12, the hospital closed its operating rooms for elective surgery because of rising humidity levels. Hospital officials said services would still be provided where the patient’s…

Burt to give national address

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt will give an overview of his first year in office in a national address tomorrow. The Premiers address, at 6. 40pm, will be carried by CITV, One Communications channel 2 and Wow channel 102 as well as the website www. gov. bmwhats-on-citv and the Government of Bermuda Facebook…

Bees to be evicted from tree in Hamilton

Source: The Royal Gazette A colony of bees that has laid claim to a tree on Dundonald Street is set to be evicted tomorrow evening. A City of Hamilton spokeswoman said the hive, located near the Church of God Heritage Worship Centre, will be removed by Passion Fields at 7pm. Signs have been placed…

Bermuda Claim Another Win In Lacrosse Worlds

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s lacrosse team continues to impress at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Israel, as they recorded yet another victory, this time defeating Croatia by a score of 10 – 1. Bermuda held a 5 – 0 lead at the end of the first period, which they extended to an 8 – 0… Link:

AmCham Guyana announces its inaugural Board of Directors

Source: iNews Guyana One week after US Ambassador, Perry Holloway’s announcement of it becoming operational, the American Chamber of Commerce in Guyana (AmCham Guyana Inc.) has installed an interim sixteen-member board to help guide the Chamber through its first year of establishment. AmCham Guyana is a private sector association of US enterprises and…

MISSING GRAY’S FARM MAN

Source: Antigua Observer The Police and the family of 76 year old Casper Bellot of King Obstinate Drive Gray’s Farm are appealing for help in finding him. He was reportedly last seen on Sunday 8th July 2018 in the Gray’s Farm area and has not been seen since. He was last seen dressed…

Failure – “not an option”

Source: Cana News PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul. 18, CMC – The govern… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: Failure – “not an option”

30 Minute Video: July 18 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:

Health ministry investigating Vene Crab meat

Source: Newsday THE Chemistry/Food and Drugs Division (CFDD) of the health ministry is investigating claims that fresh crab meat from Venezuela was contaminated with a bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness. The ministry in a media release on Wednesday noted the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries previously issued a release advising… Link:

GPL suffers shutdown after losing 11 MW

Source: Stabroek News At approximately 00:56 this morning, a burnt cable connection in the link between the two Power Plants at Kingston caused the sudden loss of 11 MW of capacity and subsequent shutdown of the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS), the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) said today.  Link: GPL suffers shutdown after

Averting Business Threats Part II

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review     The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to…

Weather Forecast For Thursday July 19

Source: Bernews Thursday, July 19 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day, with the high to be near 29°C/84°F and the low to be near 25°C/77°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity… Link:

Ti Rocher, Castries Retaining Wall Rehabilitation

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy wishes to inform the motoring public of the closure of the Ti Rocher Road from 23rd July 2018 to the 23th September 2018.  This is to facilitate the reconstruction of a retaining wall, a concrete culvert and road reinstatement along this route.…

Hosein: National Crime Plan a 'PR stunt'

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION Senator Saddam Hosein said the Opposition did not attend Wednesday’s launch of the National Crime Prevention Plan (NCPP) because it was a public relations stunt which offered nothing new. He was speaking during a media conference held at the Office of the Opposition Leader, Port of Spain. “That PNM… Link:

Citizens fed-up with crime

Source: Newsday More than 1,200 people are expected to flood the streets of St James because they are fed-up with the upsurge crime situation in TT. Speaking to Newsday today, Gregory Sankar, uncle of the late Uber driver Christopher Mohammed, said his family are collaborating with Building TT to host a “Peace… Link:

MIDDAY BROWN-OUT / BLACK-OUT IN BELIZE

Source: The Reporter At 1.05pm this afternoon air-condition units and fans came to an abrupt halt, as Belize suffered another BROWN-OUT, It has been several months since the last Brown-Out or Black-Out , Link: MIDDAY BROWN-OUT / BLACK-OUT IN BELIZE

TACO VENDOR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

Source: The Reporter There are reliable reports indicating that at around 10:30 this morning a Belizean taco vendor located on the Phillip Goldson Highway near its junction with Buttonwood Bay Boulevard was robbed. Link: TACO VENDOR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

External Affairs Department and UK High Commission continue to assist Windrush generation

Source: St. Lucia News Online Flood-Beaubrun (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Department of External Affairs and the UK High Commission Office in London are continuing to assist persons from the Windrush generation and their relatives. Minister with responsibility for External Affairs, Honourable Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, and Saint Lucia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom,

American Airlines hires 100

Source: Newsday TT’s newest business process outsourcing (BPO) office has provided jobs for more than 100 people. Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon said the decision by American Airlines (AA) to expand its BPO presence locally “further expands and adds value to the country’s BPO agenda. “The 100-plus employees hired by AA… Link:

Fewer Americans consider traveling to Cuba this year

Source: Curacao Chronicle RICHMOND – Two years after the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba for Americans, an annual survey by leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance reveals that fewer people are interested in taking a trip to the island nation than before – and that there is lingering confusion surrounding the…

European Union steps up support for three hurricane-hit Caribbean countries

Source: Curacao Chronicle BRUSSELS – Representatives of the European Union (EU) and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Lucia yesterday signed agreements in support of the post-hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts in those Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states. The financing agreements amount to €30 million (US$35 million). The agreements were signed…

The abandoned yachts on St. Maarten

Source: Curacao Chronicle Ten months after the disaster with Hurricane Irma, St. Maarten is still in ruins. Between the rubble of broken houses, roads and cars, lay expensive yachts that have been thrown onto the land by the hurricane and left behind by the owners. Many of those boats were bought with illegal…

Fonseca in cassation after conviction on appeal

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Lawyer Marije Vaders goes with the convicted Burney “Nini” Fonseca to the Court of Cassation following the verdict of the court in the Maximus case. She does not agree with the ruling that the Court has made and no longer has any confidence in the case-law on the…

Today Velas 2018 ends

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The large tall ships that are still in St. Anna Bay left for Cartagena in Colombia this morning. This brings an end to the Velas Latinoamérica Curaçao 2018. The ships first sail to the Caracas Bay and then leave in a column about an hour or so along…

Barbuda to welcome hundreds for homecoming

Source: Antigua Observer Hundreds are expected back in Barbuda for a reunion starting on Saturday. The Barbuda Rising Homecoming event, which culminates on Friday July 27, will see residents of the sister isle returning from several countries. Committee member Darleen Beazer provided details.  Beazer says arrangements have been made to accommodate the…

Island Girls need your help

Source: Antigua Observer Team Antigua Island Girls is US $25,000 short of reaching the US $150,000 required to enter the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. The team which recently took 74 hours to row around the island, must also raise additional funds to support their cause, Cottage of Hope. The cottage is a group…

Dog shot dead in West Bay

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are appealing to the public to help them find the person who shot and killed a dog in West Bay sometime before Tuesday afternoon. The brown, long-haired dog was found yesterday afternoon by its owner near a tree in the yard of a garage on Powell Smith Road…

TROPIC-AIR PLANE DAMAGED IN FLORES. PETEN

Source: The Reporter A small aircraft belonging to Tropic Air which was parked at the Mundo Maya International Airport in Flores, Peten was flipped over during a freak storm on Tuesday evening. According Link: TROPIC-AIR PLANE DAMAGED IN FLORES. PETEN

Between Supply and Demand in Cuba’s Markets

Source: Havana Times In Cuba, there are supply and demand agro-markets, which differ from state-run markets because they always have produce, but prices are much higher. Here the law of “take it or leave it” is applied, and the sellers set the tune, some of which would rather see their produce go to…

Mothers Day bash costs woman 1,500

Source: The Royal Gazette A 31-year-old woman was fined 1,500 today after she admitted a Mothers Day party attack on another woman. Magistrates Court heard that Diante Trimm got into an scuffle with one of the complainants friends as the event. The fight was broken up and Trimm, from Pembroke, was escorted outside. But…

Ready to Rise with Machel

Source: Nation Newspaper Preparations are well underway for the highly anticipated Cockspur Rise Soca Kingdom, powered by 98.1 The One. The event, which was launched this morning at Kensington Oval, will be headlined by Machel… Link: Ready to Rise with Machel

Accounting Manager – St. Croix

Source: St. John Source Greenleaf VI II, Inc., a growing financial services company on St. Croix, is seeking a full time Accounting Manager to work in a team oriented atmosphere, providing a wide range of accounting functions including internal financial statement review, financial projects, coordination of year-end audit and tax preparation. Must be able…

US Consulate film series

Source: The Royal Gazette The U. S. Consulate is partnering with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute BUEI to offer a free summer film series May August. The public is welcome to attend a free matinee on the last Saturday of each month featuring films that cover a range of interesting topics from women in…

IFB020DPWT18(C)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB020DPWT18(C) Pursuant to Title 31, Chapter 23, Section 236 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works is requesting bids from Qualified Contractors to furnish all labor, tools, equipment, machinery and supplies necessary for…

Antigua shows strongest air arrivals in 15 years

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Jul. 18,  CMC – Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials say that for the first time in over 15 years, the country has seen the strongest overall visitor arrivals by air from January to June. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) said it recorded 148,139…

Recognition for The Reefs

Source: The Royal Gazette The Reefs has been listed among the top hotels in the Caribbean region by ltigtTravel amp Leisure ltigtmagazine readers. David Dodwell, the owner of The Reefs, said he was happy to see the hotel in the list and to see a picture of the hotel used as the lead picture…

Server scoops ambassador award

Source: The Royal Gazette A server at the Fairmont Southampton has been named the Tourism Ambassador of the Year by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Gary Pitt, 29, said My daily goal I set for myself is to make sure that our guests have a memorable experience while I serve them. I love giving them…

Fifty graduate from Warwick Academy

Source: The Royal Gazette A half century of sixth form pupils at an island school have graduated. A total of 50 pupils successfully graduated from Warwick Academy. David Horan, the Warwick Academy principal, said These are well balanced young adults who have immersed themselves in all that Warwick Academy has to offer academic, music,…

Gaza Slim's mention unfair to Kartel's case – lawyer

Source: Jamaica Star Vybz Kartel’s lawyer yesterday said her client was prejudiced when trial judge Lennox Campbell recounted the evidence of the police at the trial in relation to a report from Gaza Slim.Valrie Neita Robertson said that the evidence ought not to have… Link: Gaza Slim’s mention unfair to Kartel’s case –

Push present

Source: Barbados Today There seems to be a growing trend among celebrity mothers to ask for push presents. Bentleys, diamond rings, sapphire necklaces and basically anything your heart desires. But have these women gone too far? Why set a price on one of life’s most natural, precious and awe-inspiring moments? A little tacky,…

Climate Change Project and UWI bring Global Expert in Crop Modelling to Caribbean for Training

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: July 17, 2018. Kingston, Jamaica. Professor Gerrit Hoogenboom, Preeminent Scholar from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will be a special lecturer in an advanced crop modelling training which takes place July 23-27, 2018 at the University of the West Indies…

Bahamas 45th Independence ecumenical Service in South Florida

Source: Bahamas Weekly Notable Bahamians within the South Florida diaspora including prominent South Florida newspaperman, Garth Reeves, were honored on Sunday during an Ecumenical Service celebrating the 45th year of Independence for The Bahamas, under the theme, “Celebrate Bahamas, We’ve Come This Far by Faith” At the service held at the historical St.…

Notice of Vehicle Auction

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT The Department of Property and Procurement is accepting sealed bids on the vehicles listed below. Auction #002  – 2009  White Chevrolet Express Van – Starting Bid – $3500.00 Auction #008  – 2009  White Chevrolet Cargo Van – Starting Bid – $3800.00 Auction #011  – 2006  White Chevrolet Trailblazers…

Ariel Sands Listed For Sale At $12,500,000

Source: Bernews The Ariel Sands property in Devonshire is listed for sale, with an asking price of $12,500,000. The listing by Rego Sothebys International Realty says, “Located off Bermuda’s South Shore in Devonshire Parish sits Ariel Sands a one-of-a-kind development consisting of 14.5 acres zoned ‘Tourism’ of that 4.5 acres zoned ‘Woodland Reserve’. “The property’s most… Link:

Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU

Source: iNews Guyana Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position” in search. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of…

More emergency relief responders trained

Source: Barbados Today By the end of this week, 30 more persons will be trained as the region’s primary disaster response Unit for the CDEMA Participating States. They are participating in the second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) to serve the region during the period August 2018 to July…

AIG Announces Closing Of Validus Acquisition

Source: Bernews American International Group, Inc. today announced it has completed its acquisition of Validus Holdings, Ltd. The transaction, which was first announced on January 22, 2018, closed following receipt of regulatory approvals and approval of Validus shareholders. “As part of AIG, Validus adds attractive and diversified franchises, including Validus Re, a… Link:

European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has

The Sad Sound of the Marimbas and a Mother Yelling Presente!

Source: Havana Times Gerald Vazquez Lopez’ shroud reflected on the one hand his passion for Nicaraguan folklore, and on the other his involvement in the university students’ struggle against Daniel Ortega’s government. The 23-year old was arrayed for his funeral in a traditional folkdance guayabera and a Panama hat. Under his chest he…

World renowned doctors from Florida attend the 33rd Caribbean Cardiac Society Congress in Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia News Online Dr. Kak-Chen Chan (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Dr. Kak-Chen Chan, Pediatric Cardiologist and specialist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Dr. Steven Bibevski, Cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, as well as heart transplantation and artificial heart support, will participate as speakers at the

Teen killed in shootout

Source: Newsday A 19-year-old man was killed in a shootout in Beetham Gardens around 6.30 am today. The police said they were on patrol along Beetham Gardens when they saw a group of men standing at a street corner acting suspiciously. As officers were about to confront the men, one of them… Link:

E-waste and the environment

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians will soon know the extent to which heavy metals resulting from e-waste are impacting on the environment, thanks to a study to be conducted by the government.   Minister of the Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod revealed that the Environmental Protection Division has secured a US$148, 000 grant from the Strategic Approach…

– – government – – East-West – Cops seek help to identify body – Stony Hill Health Centre to be – renovated – Health fair to help 2,000 residents

Source: Jamaica Star The Ministry of National Security is imploring citizens to support the JamaicaEye programme as it moves towards restoring public order and increasing citizen security.Since being launched in March, JamaicaEye has so far registered over 100 private… Link: – – government – – East-West – Cops seek help to identify body

Policeman held for armed robbery

Source: Jamaica Star A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now in custody after he was identified as one of three men who were involved in an armed robbery in Portland on Monday.It is alleged that the cop, who is said to be attached to the St Thomas Police… Link: Policeman

Still a place for positive music – Prohgres

Source: Jamaica Star Reggae and dancehall artiste Prohgres said he will not quit the work he has begun to show aspiring artistes, and even those already in the business that there is much to gain from producing positive music.The entertainer said he has been working for… Link: Still a place for positive music

PM: Govt not into vengeance

Source: Nation Newspaper Government will not be going after any of its predecessors for alleged wrongdoing. Contrary to a commitment made by Attorney General Dale Marshall QC several weeks ago, Prime Minister Mia Mottley on… Link: PM: Govt not into vengeance

Why are parking spots blocked?

Source: Cayman News Service I noticed in town on Edward Street opposite the post office what appears to be public parking spaces that were blocked by orange cones. I counted four free spaces blocked off in this manner. Presumably to ‘reserve’ these spaces, but is this not illegal? Can I remove the cones and…

New beat cops join EE and NS teams

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says that two new beat officers have joined their Community Policing Department to cover the districts of East End and North Side and that they will be based at the local sub-stations. Both MLAs in those districts have advocated for years to get…

T&T: Body exhumed, jewels in coffin

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-  Officials of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation were forced to perform the first exhumation of a body in the region yesterday. However, the reason was an extraordinary one. The move was initiated by the family of deceased Chanroutie Boodoo, who sought permission to exhume her body over fear that…

Barbados not affected by Valsartan recall

Source: Barbados Today   The Ministry of Health is assuring the public that Valsartan products in Barbados have not been affected by an international recall. The popular drug is used to treat high blood pressure, which affects one quarter of Barbadians over the age of 40. The drug, which belongs to the class…

Google fined £3.8bn by EU over Android antitrust violations

Source: Suriname Times Google has been hit with a record €4.34bn (£3.8bn) fine by the European Union for abusing its market dominance in mobile phone operating systems. The EU imposed the multibillion-euro penalty after finding that the US tech firm required smartphone manufacturers to pre-instal Google’s search and browser apps devices using its…

OBA: ‘Broken Promises, Increase Cost Of Living’

Source: Bernews “Government’s first year in office will be remembered for broken promises and increasing the cost of living for the average Bermudian,” the One Bermuda Alliance said today. “Let’s just look at a few of the obvious things first,” said OBA Leader Jeanne Atherden. “We’ve had new taxes,  the Airbnb tax… Link:

Sophia resident in custody over unlicenced gun

Source: iNews Guyana A 25-year-old male resident of Dennis Street, Sophia was on Tuesday evening arrested after he was reportedly found with an unlicenced.32 revolver without ammunition. According to the police, ranks form the Force’s Narcotics Branch made the arrest after receiving information. Police say the are investigating the matter further. Link: Sophia

Afibola: Deconstructing the Factory of Fear

Source: Havana Times It’s night-time. Suspicious eyes roam the streets. Poetry is being read, songs are being sung and there are cries at a new alternative festival “Poesia Sin Fin”, in a corner of Old Havana. We don’t all fit inside the house. The audience gathers outside a door and window to hear…

Trump draait 180 graden met standpunt over Russische beïnvloeding

Source: Suriname Times De Amerikaanse president Donald Trump is dinsdag 180 graden gedraaid met zijn standpunt over het beïnvloeden van de Amerikaanse presidentsverkiezingen door Rusland. Volgens Trump bedoelde hij maandag in de persconferentie met zijn Russische ambtgenoot Vladimir Poetin het tegenovergestelde van wat hij daadwerkelijk zei. Trump kreeg na de top in Helsinki de…

Guyana: Man on the run after setting house ablaze

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  FIFTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD Rickford Williams of Charity Squatting Area in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is presently on the run after he allegedly set his house on fire on Tuesday, According to information reaching the Guyana Chronicle, Williams and his reputed wife Ernestine Fredrick, 60, had an argument, during which the suspect accused…

iciHaiti – Environment : Uncontrolled proliferation of gas stations and micro-centers of natural gas

Source: Haiti Libre Pierre Simon Georges, the resigning Minister of the Environment expressed concern about the problems of deterioration of the security of the living environment of citizens because of « the uncontrolled proliferation of petrol stations and micro centers… Link: iciHaiti – Environment : Uncontrolled proliferation of gas stations and micro-centers of

Kenny Leseur Jr Finishes 3rd In Mississippi

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Kenny Leseur Jr registered his best finish overseas competing on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event in Mississippi, being held at the Shell Landing Golf Course. Golf Professional Kim Swan said, “Kenny Jr. is on the cusp of shooting a really low score and winning a tournament overseas. This… Link:

Bermuda Win Another World Lacrosse Match

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s FIL World Lacrosse Championships team recorded yet another victory, this time defeating Chinese Taipei 10 – 3 in Israel. Bermuda held a 2 – 1 lead at the end of the first period, Bermuda would then hold a 4 – 2 lead at the half-time interval. Bermuda would jump… Link:

Constructive consultation between ministers of Justice Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten

Source: Curacao Chronicle THE HAGUE – Today, the Ministers of Justice Grapperhaus (Netherlands), Bikker (Aruba), Girigorie (Curaçao) and De Weever (Sint Maarten) came together for the semi-annual Justice Four-Party Consultation (JVO). This time in Bonaire, under the chairmanship of the Netherlands. “My colleagues Bikker, Grigorie, De Weever and I can look back on…

Police probe Marchand death

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia police are investigating the death of a man in Marchand. The deceased has been identified by residents of the area only as ‘Silvanus’. He is said to be in his fifties. A law enforcement official reported that the deceased was found at his home a short distance away…

Antigua school meals chefs to cook for prisoners

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  The minister responsible for prison, Steadroy Benjamin, has decided to have meals for the inmates and staff of Her Majesty’s Prison prepared at the government’s School Meals Programme, while construction work will be undertaken on the kitchen roof at the prison. Both staff and inmates had expressed concern about…

18 Jul Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News   18 Jul Wed 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected for the next five days. $$ Forecaster Beven   Tropical…

Town planning to introduce e-planning system

Source: Nation Newspaper The Town Planning Department is getting ready to launch its e-planning system, which it predicts will reduce the processing time for applications by between 10 and 13 working days. News of this came… Link: Town planning to introduce e-planning system

CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit trained

Source: iWitness News Bridgetown, Barbados — The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU) and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ) convened a second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) to serve the region during the period August 2018 to July 2019. The training workshop is taking…

Carita Dee TV Show S01-E06

Source: Carib Vision Danielle shares her story…as a child she was sold by father. We are talking women, men, issues, parenting, relationships and more on the new nighttime talk show ‘Girlfriend Get A Life’ with host Carita Dee. Connect with us and join in the show! Watch LIVE on CaribVision every weeknight from…

Big guns face off over Chair, Vice Chair posts

Source: Guyana Times …Granger unopposed for Leader Ahead of its congress, nominations for several top positions within the People’s National Congress (PNC) party were announced on Tuesday to help define the line-up of contenders as the race heats up. According to PNC General Secretary Amna Ally at a press conference on Tuesday, incumbent…

Heavy winds rip through La Parfaite Harmonie homes

Source: Guyana Times Based on information received, gale force winds suddenly descended on the community of Onderneeming, La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara on Tuesday at about 10:30h; and after nearly 15 minutes of a sustained squall, several residents were left without roofs over their heads, at least seven houses were destroyed, one…

“Lookout man” arraigned with double murder

Source: Guyana Times Murder of Pandit, son Thirty-year-old Orlando Douglas of Garnett Street, Georgetown was on Tuesday afternoon arraigned before a Georgetown magistrate, charged with the murders of 61-year-old Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his 28-year-old son Omkar Liliah, allegedly committed between July 7 and 10 at the Liliahs’ home at Delph and Craig…

Russell makes long-awaited return, Samuels out

Source: Antigua Observer St. John’s, Antigua, CMC – Explosive all-rounder Andre Russell is poised to play his first One-Day International in three years after being named in a 13-man squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh starting next Sunday in Guyana, but no place has been found for veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels. The…

Defending champs open ITF campaign with a win

Source: Antigua Observer Defending Under-12 girl’s champions got off to a great start in the 2018 Sub-region 4 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation (COTECC) Under-12 Championships clean-sweeping St. Lucia 3-0. Number 2 seeded, Ariel Kelsick got the ball rolling for the champions winning her singles bout, 6-3, 6-1.…

BOAT EXPLOSION VICTIM’S FAMILY RAISING MONEY

Source: Jones Bahamas Family and friends of Maleka Jackson – the woman killed in last month’s boating accident in Exuma are looking to raise $175,000 within 14 days. So far, nearly $145,000 has been raised courtesy of 2,343 people. According to a GoFund Me page, the money’s to be used to care for…

ANDROS CRASH REPORT PENDING

Source: Jones Bahamas The  report into the last  fatal Andros plane crash is complete, but  the findings will not  be made public just yet. According to Air Accident Chief Investigator, Delvin Major, the delay for the report is due to the fact that all concerned family members of the crash victims were unable…

BEATING THE SUMMER HEAT FOR OUR FURRY FRIENDS

Source: Jones Bahamas The hottest time of the year has rolled around again, and the humane society has prepared a few tips for the public to help pet owners and their furry friends beat this summer heat. Inspector Percy Grant, General Manager of The Humane Society explained yesterday, the importance of providing our…

PM to address UN Economic and Social Council forum

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.   During the Ministerial sessions on  today, the Prime Minister intends to reaffirm…

A Painful Process

Source: Jones Bahamas The  government of the Bahamas is  under fire from a number of community organizations, including  Human Rights activists  on  over the resettlement  of  hundreds of  residents  who were  uprooted from so-called Shantytowns.   The main  question being asked is: where are these people going to live?  Although some members of the…

Williams, Harmon and Lawrence nominated for PNCR Chairmanship

Source: Stabroek News The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) yesterday received nominations for leadership positions at its upcoming Biennial Delegates’ Congress and General Secretary Amna Ally assured that the elections process will be transparent. Link: Williams, Harmon and Lawrence nominated for PNCR Chairmanship

Suspect charged with murdering Campbellville pandit and son

Source: Stabroek News A suspect was yesterday charged with the murders of Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his son, Omkar Liliah, whose partially-decomposed bodies were found in their Campbellville home last Tuesday with multiple stab wounds. Link: Suspect charged with murdering Campbellville pandit and son

Crop-duster crashes in More Tomorrow

Source: Amandala News MORE TOMORROW, Cayo District, Mon. July 16, 2018– Today, sometime after 9:15 a.m., there was an aircraft accident near the More Tomorrow Village. Police and Civil Aviation personnel visited the area, where Henry Plett, the pilot, told them that while […] Link: Crop-duster crashes in More Tomorrow

Panamanian attorney wants CB Governor, Joy Grant, fired

Source: Amandala News Grant told Amandala that the site appears   to be “fake news,” but Wikipedia, when     we checked tonight, does not have issuewire.com in its fake list. BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 16, 2018– Choice Bank, an offshore bank located on Marine Parade, […] Link: Panamanian attorney wants CB Governor, Joy Grant, fired

CYDP Sports Summer Camp 2018

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 16, 2018– The CYDP (Conscious Youth Development Programme) held its two-week Under 15 Summer Camp from July 2 – 13 at the Yarborough Court and Field. The Camp had 100+ kids who participated in life skills […] Link: CYDP Sports Summer Camp 2018

Everything above board

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Lawrence insists procedures followed in $366M drug contract …ties media reports to PNCR chairmanship race PUBLIC Health Minister Volda Lawrence has insisted that all the relevant procedures were properly followed regarding the award of a contract for the supply of emergency pharmaceutical supplies for regional and clinical services to New…

Man charged for Campbellville double-murder

Source: Guyana Chronicle A WEEK after 61-year-old Deonarine Liliah and 28-year-old Okmar Liliah were killed at their Craig Street, Campbellville home, a 30-year-old man was charged for their death. Orland Douglas of Campbellville appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the two charges, which alleged that between…

Maternity unit for ECD hospital

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Dr. CC Nicholson Hospital in Nabaclis is slated for a major upgrade in order to facilitate Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services along the East Coast of Demerara corridor. Importantly, this will reduce the current number of women seeking MCH services at the Georgetown Public Hospital, the Department of…

Nominations in for top PNCR posts

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Tuesday officially accepted nominations for key posts within the party as it heads into its biennial congress next month. However, there is no challenge to the incumbent Leader, President David Granger. Since being elected as leader of the party in 2012, Granger has…

Motivating Mayaro students to succeed

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018Primary and secondary school students from across Mayaro have been stimulated to succeed in life as part of an ongoing series of motivational and support lectures sponsored by bpTT Targeting all seven schools in the Mayaro district, the programme entitled Achieving Success in Life is facilitated by…

FIFA Committed To Stadium Project

Source: Island Sun Junior Minister for Trade, Investment Promotions, Consumer Affairs, Eighth District Representative, Hon. Marlon Penn announced that the football stadium project that is being funded by FIFA is still of interest to the international organization. During a media interview the Junior Minister mentioned that the project is not only important to…

Celebrating success at Charford Court

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018In recognition of the achievement of 2018 SEA students, come Saturday, July 28, Charford Court Community Association is hosting an awards ceremony to assist eight successful children with back to school supplies. The function begins at 3 pm at Charford Court, Charlotte Street but it will not…

West Kingston ZOSO extended

Source: Jamaica Gleaner While the use of the gun to murder residents in Denham Town has been significantly reduced since the introduction of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in October 2017, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the propensity to commit violence… Link: West Kingston ZOSO extended

Appeal court gives hope to residents in dispute with JPS

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Court of Appeal has given residents of Hope Pastures in St Andrew permission to challenge a decision by the Supreme Court that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to provide electricity to their community through… Link: Appeal court gives hope to residents in dispute with JPS

KingAlarm fires second employee

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A second KingAlarm security officer has been fired for improper conduct in a recent incident at Braemar Estate in St Andrew, during which licensed firearm holder Andrew Woolery was disarmed and physically assaulted.At a press conference last week… Link: KingAlarm fires second employee

CDF Committee approves 40 projects ahead of summer break

Source: Jamaica Gleaner As Parliament’s Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee goes into summer recess, more than 40 projects were approved at yesterday’s sitting. But Chairman Everald Warmington criticised some projects brought for approval.A project from long-… Link: CDF Committee approves 40 projects ahead of summer break

Koreans warming to reggae music

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The youthful population of South Korea are hungry for Western beats and have created their own brand of everyday music called K-pop, which has become a worldwide sensation over the years, thanks to groups such as BTS, Red Velvet, SHINee, Super… Link: Koreans warming to reggae music

Suicide—one death every 40 seconds

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, July 18, 2018MENTAL HEALTH MATTERSSuicide always grabs our attention. And when it is a celebrity who has suicided, the outpouring is unusually intimate as many people express condolences to and about these stars as though they grew up in the same village. Yet, when people closer to…

Women’s global rise to power

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018G ender-equal governments, which include the same number of men and women as ministry heads and in other cabinet posts, used to be the purview of woman-friendly Nordic countries and highly progressive societies like Canada and Costa Rica. No longer. Mexico’s president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who…

Legal battle

Source: Nation Newspaper Collis King has been hit for six but not by a batsman. The effervescent former West Indies cricketer says he is “deeply hurt” that he is now stuck at home after his English deportation on a technicality… Link: Legal battle

Bajans enjoy Panama treat

Source: Nation Newspaper It was ‘Panamania’ at Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday when the inaugural direct flight reconnecting Panama and Barbados touched down around 2 p.m. A watery welcome from the Barbados… Link: Bajans enjoy Panama treat

Separation deal

Source: Nation Newspaper The Transport Board and its general manager have parted ways. Sandra Forde, who led the state-owned public transportation agency for the past eight years has accepted a separation package. However,… Link: Separation deal

Rotary focus on youth

Source: Newsday JENNIFER ABRAHAM, the newly-appointed president of the Rotary Club of Maraval and her new executive will take on a youth HIV/Aids project during its 2018-2019 term of office. Speaking at the club’s handover ceremony held at the Residence of Jamaican High Commissioner David Prendergrast last month, Abraham focused on Rotary… Link:

Doctors need care

Source: Newsday PART II WHILE there are many causes for physician burnout – among them the conditioning of medical education, work-related stress, and a lack of work-life balance – former health minister Dr Fuad Khan believes burnout occurs later on in a doctor’s career. Khan spoke to Newsday after a young female… Link:

TT U-17s miss regional title by .1 point

Source: Newsday TT finished agonisingly short of winning the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-17 50-over title, as Barbados captured the crown by .1 of a point when the last round was played yesterday at various venues in Trinidad. Barbados ended the tournament with 20.6 points, TT finished second with 20.5 points and… Link:

Student barbers give back

Source: Newsday MOTIVATED by the desire to change the negative portrayals of their school on social media, 20 students of the Barataria North Secondary School used their newly-acquired barbering skills to give back to the community. The beneficiaries were the residents of the Memisa Centre in Arima. The students were trained in… Link:

TT II win twice in ITF U-12 tennis

Source: Newsday THE TT II team won twice yesterday in Pool B action, as the ITF COTECC (Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation) 12-and-under team competition sub region 4 continued at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua. TT II came from one match down to defeat St Lucia 2-1 in the girls category.… Link:

LGBTQI rage

Source: Barbados Today It is a Billboard hit that has set calypso lovers, and those outside the art form, talking. However, the 2018 calypso, Sex Change by Paul Billboard Murrell has provoked the ire of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) community here. The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) has called…

Hodge to strengthen TT U-20s at CAC

Source: Newsday THE national under-20 men’s team was scheduled to arrive in Barranquilla yesterday ahead of their opening match on Friday at the Romelio Martínez Stadium, Barranquilla, Colombia. TT head coach Russell Latapy finalised his team on the weekend for what is expected to be three critical matches in preparation for the… Link:

Kirby: We have to bring our A-game

Source: Newsday CAPTAIN of defending champions Udecott North Starblazers Lee-Ann Kirby believes the second edition of the Courts T20 Grand Slam is up for grabs as all teams have quality players. The Starblazers will play against Trident Sports Phoenix at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva, from 7 pm tonight when… Link:

St Louis snubs late offer to go CAC

Source: Newsday DEXTER ST LOUIS, the veteran France-based TT table-tennis player, has snubbed an offer from the TT Table Tennis Association (TTTTA) to participate at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, which will begin tomorrow in Barranquilla, Colombia. The 50-year-old St Louis challenged the TTTTA’s original decision to name a quartet… Link:

Straughn calls for an independent integrity commission

Source: Barbados Today A Government minister is calling for the soon-to-be established Integrity Commission to be “insulated from any political interference”. In that regard, Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn said there should be “wide public participation” in the selection of members of the commission in an effort to “build confidence…

U.S. Open tennis to offer record prize money in 2018

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – Singles champions at the U.S. Open tennis tournament will leave New York in September with a fatter wallet than last year’s victors. Winners of the men’s and women’s brackets will each earn $3.8M, an increase of $100 000 from 2017, according to the United States Tennis Association (USTA).…

White Oak is no Cahill, assures Mottley

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley today sought to defend the integrity and reputation of White Oak Advisory Ltd. in light of Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley’s insistence that she needed to come clean with the public on the matter. During debate on the Integrity in Public Life Bill, Atherley again raised the…

Stop trying to bribe us!

Source: Barbados Today A Government minister today appealed to the local business community to stop offering bribes to politicians, while suggesting that there would be no takers if there were no givers. “I want to say as the minister responsible for Social Partnership relations, that all of the social partners must participate in…

Gov’t to establish new renewable energy regime

Source: Barbados Today Within another month producers of electricity from renewable energy sources should have an idea of the new rate they will be paid for selling power to the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) under the Renewable Energy Rider (RER) programme. This promise has come from Minister of Energy and Water Resources…

Tourism officials look to reap benefits of Panama flight

Source: Barbados Today Tourism officials here believe direct air links between Barbados and Panama will open the door for the growth of genealogy tourism. The inaugural Copa Airlines flight from Panama City, CM0260, landed at Grantley Adams International Airport at 2 p.m. today, with Barbadian pilot Marc Holder in control and several Panamanian…

Stake Bank Cruise Port to Break Ground in August

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Stake Bank Cruise Port is finally getting off almost a decade after it was first conceived and introduced by developer Michael Feinstein.  The proposal to construct a cruise ship terminal off the coast of Belize City that would rival Harvest Caye in southern Belize is set to begin in…

Stake Bank to Proceed Without Controversial Causeway

Source: Channel 5 Belize The project will see the employment of hundreds of local laborers in erecting the twin piers, as well as the structures on the island.  Once completed, however, Stake Bank will be off-limits to Belizeans wanting to enjoy its myriad amenities, similar to Harvest Caye in the south.  That’s because in…

Is the Proposed Cayo Rosario Development Massive?

Source: Channel 5 Belize In another tourism development, two months ago we reported on the proposed development at Cayo Rosario in San Pedro. Tourism stakeholders, fishermen and residents are opposed to the development of the small caye because it falls within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.  The National Appraisal Environment Committee has gone ahead…

David Gegg’s GST Appeal Case Heard by the CCJ

Source: Channel 5 Belize Nigel Hawke A peculiar case was argued before the Caribbean Court of Justice today. It boils down to whether or not local tour operators must pay GST though cruise lines are exempted.  At an appeal hearing today, businessman David Gegg, owner of Cruise Solutions Limited and Discovery Expeditions Limited, is…

Cricket backer not giving up on Canadian event

Source: St. Lucia Times Toronto Sun:-  It was a massive financial undertaking for the Mercuri Group. And even though the crowds for the six-nation inaugural Global T20 League fell below expectations, the Indian-based media and talent management company won’t be throwing in the towel. Mercuri poured in $10 million US to get this project off…

Girl struck down by car on Essequibo Coast 

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Indrawattie Natram The parents of a 10-year-old girl of Affiance , Essequibo Coast are praying for the best after the student was struck down by a car on Tuesday afternoon. Reports are that the girl, who has been identified as Bibi Saudia Baksh, was returning home after attending classes at the…

The Editor Speaks: Health waste

Source: Cayman Eye News When it comes to HEALTH government is a past master at wasting our funds. Whether it is the real, hard, natural waste or the medical health both manage to waste our funds. We have just learnt that Richard Simms, the director at the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES),…

New town and country legislation before year-end

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is expected to have new town and country planning legislation in place before year-end. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Monday told a Stakeholder Consultation on the Reform of the Town… Link: New town and country legislation before year-end

Training designed to increase efficiency

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government is spending $60,000 to train 100 workers to be better at recognizing viable projects its various ministries should pursue. Link: Training designed to increase efficiency

Rahn: Whose law do you follow?

Source: Cayman Compass Increasing numbers of people find themselves in legal never-never land, where they cannot follow the law of their home country without violating the law of another country for which they can be prosecuted. Link: Rahn: Whose law do you follow?

VIPD Assists Probe of Bus Stop Shooting

Source: St. John Source A top police official said Tuesday the Virgin Islands Police Department is assisting the investigation into a recent shooting incident outside a Charlotte Amalie hotel. But Assistant Police Commissioner Curtis Griffin said that incident – in which a peace officer drew a firearm and discharged a shot – does not…

Premier Mark Brantley sets the record straight

Source: The Montserrat Reporter     Monday, July 16, 2018 — The Premier and Minister of Finance of Nevis, the Honourable Mark Brantley, has expressed deep concern about a misleading and grossly inaccurate article carried in the UK’s Guardian newspaper on 12th July under the byline of one Oliver Bullough which is obviously calculated to damage the reputation of…

Local Valsartan not recalled

Source: Nation Newspaper It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health and Wellness that some batches of Valsartan, a popular drug used to treat high blood pressure, is the subject of an international recall…. Link: Local Valsartan not recalled

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