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January 17, 2018

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16 Jan Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 16 Jan Tue 2018 Weather In Cayman Synopsis     Not available. See Weather Forecast Top Right of Website.   Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the UV Report below to be prepared Humidity: 89%  (UP from yesterday) UV: 6.7  …

AFC agreed to 50% severance for sugar workers

Source: Guyana Times …says it was too difficult to find $5B at once The Alliance For Change (AFC) has admitted to being fully aware that $500 million was budgeted for severance payments for sugar workers in 2018 when $5 billion was needed to pay all workers in full. In an attempt to justify…

1 in custody, investigative team from Georgetown deployed

Source: Guyana Times Pomeroon execution …2 main suspects still at large Following the execution-style killing of two Lower Pomeroon residents on Sunday, the Police have reported that they have one farmer in custody while they seek the two main suspects. The victims – 28-year-old Ambrose Baharally, called “Jadge” of Grant Stelling Hope and…

PwC begins valuation of GuySuCo assets

Source: Guyana Times – despite int’l firm facing ban, fraud charge in India Despite being handed a two-year ban last week for allegedly overstating the earnings and assets of Indian software company Satyam Computer Services, the international audit firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) on Monday commenced the process of evaluating the assets of the…

Family contemplating legal action against Constabulary

Source: Guyana Times City Constabulary shooting …PME confirms death as a result of gunshot injury Family members of the late 34-year-old Marlon Fredericks, who was fatally shot by a City Constabulary Lance Corporal on Sunday, have said they are contemplating legal action against the Constabulary now that a post-mortem examination has confirmed that…

$100M Revolving Fund now available to small businesses

Source: Guyana Times Access to financing for small businesses will now be less restrictive with the implementation of the new $100 million Revolving Fund project. Business Minister Dominic Gaskin said the project would be executed by the Ministry’s semi-autonomous agency, the Small Business Bureau (SBB). The initiative will help to finance micro and…

Ambassador Saunders: Trump Owes Apology to Haiti

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer A Statement from Ambassador Sir Ronald Saunders The effect of the inappropriate depiction of Haiti, El Salvador and all African nations as “shithole” countries is a matter that the people of the United States of America and their government and Congress should contemplate seriously. The responses have been

Magistrate admits he was wrong

Source: iWitness News Kingstown Magistrate Bertie Pompey has admitted that he was wrong when he told the prosecution that there were no charges made out against a Grenadian man brought up on three immigration offences. During the court proceedings on Jan. 5, the magistrate told the prosecution that no charge was made out and…

YASCO Completion Date Uncertain

Source: Antigua Observer An unscheduled stoppage of civil works at the YASCO Sports Complex has left those charged with the upgrading of the track and field facility uncertain of a completion date. This was confirmed by Minister of Sports, EP Chet Greene, who said an unscheduled stoppage of civil works in December may…

Tutors protest at State College

Source: Antigua Observer Tutors at the Antigua State College (ASC) have vowed to stay off the job until they can get answers about when issues that are affecting them will be addressed. Patrick Simon, the head of the Union of Tertiary Educators of Antigua and Barbuda, said that the issues were first raised…

Puerto Rico’s Sam’s Clubs Closing

Source: Puerto Rico Report Three Puerto Rico Sam’s Clubs (Walmart-owned membership stores) suddenly closed on Thursday, and some early reports attributed the closings to the continued effects of Hurricane Maria. In fact, Walmart closed 63 Sam’s Club stores across the nation. Many workers left their shifts Wednesday and returned to work the next day…

Cops seek motive for Pomeroon murders

Source: Stabroek News   The police were up to yesterday afternoon still working to ascertain the motive behind the murders of Ambrose Baharally and Martin Godette, the Pomeroon farmers who were shot dead on Sunday and a potential witness was taken into custody to assist with the investigation. Link: Cops seek motive for

Child rapist sentenced to 45 years

Source: Stabroek News Omadat Persaud, who was on trial for raping a five-year-old girl in 2015, was yesterday afternoon sentenced to 45 years in jail after a jury unanimously convicted him of the crime. Link: Child rapist sentenced to 45 years

Mother urges justice for vendor killed by city cop

Source: Stabroek News The mother of Marlon Fredericks, the mentally-challenged vendor who was fatally shot by a member of the city constabulary on Sunday, yesterday called for justice for her son, while saying that an autopsy found that he died of a gunshot wound to his chest. Link: Mother urges justice for vendor

T&TOC salutes Patron George Maxwell Richards

Source: Trinidad Guardian Brian LewisPublished: Tuesday, January 16, 2018The Office of President of the Republic of T&T is the Patron of the T&T Olympic Committee and the T&T Commonwealth Games Association. As President of the Republic of T&T, Professor George Maxwell Richards and his incredible wife Dr Jean Ramjohn -Richards support for the TTOC…

Costa Rica, Nicaragua touch down today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018Costa Rica and Nicaragua will complete the list of arriving teams into T&T for the upcoming CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship which kicks off at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva with a double-header involving the hosts on Thursday. With the United States and Haiti already here since…

‘Knight’ will put his rivals to the sword

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Tuesday, January 16, 2018Corinthia Knight is surely a ‘penalty kick’ for the £25000 Fast- Track Qualifier Sprint over six furlongs of Kempton polytrack; Archie Watson’s charge faces four rivals, two trained by opportunist, Dean Ivory, and none has any chance, according to my time-handicap which has been devastating these…

Council of Churches calls for united effort to fight crime

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The murderous start to the new year has sparked concern and condemnation among members of the Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC), which has extended an appeal to the religious community to initiate anti-crime initiatives throughout their respective… Link: Council of Churches calls for united effort to fight crime

EOJ re-enumeration project in limbo

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The planned re-enumeration exercise by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), which was slated to begin during this financial year, has been shelved and the $700 million allocated in the Budget to start the process was removed in the First… Link: EOJ re-enumeration project in limbo

Parties registered – PNP and JLP get provisional certificate

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The registration of Jamaica’s two major political parties has been hailed by selected commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), Justice Karl Harrison, as a significant milestone for the country’s democracy and political history.The… Link: Parties registered – PNP and JLP get provisional certificate

2018 Local Govt. Elections… AFC ponders going it alone

Source: Kaieteur News AFC Leader Raphael Trotman The Alliance For Change (AFC) is contemplating whether to enter the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) as an independent party or with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). The press was told of this yesterday by the party’s leader, Raphael Trotman. Trotman said that the party’s…

Speeding taxi kills ex-GuySuCo employee

Source: Kaieteur News Dead: Vedenand Hardeo Rupa A 25-year-old is now in police custody following an accident along the Number 71 Public Road that resulted in the death of a 53-year-old part time mechanic and former GuySuCo worker. According to eyewitnesses, Vedenand Hardeo Rupa aka ‘Sugar’ of Number 69 Village, was on his…

‘This is the day I was waiting for’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …acid attack victim’s sight restored THE dream of a mother to see her sons has finally been realised almost one year after she was doused with a corrosive substance allegedly by their father. Twenty-seven-year-old Shondell Williamson can finally see with her right eye, after undergoing multiple surgeries and treatment in…

Better Together

Source: Guyana Chronicle APNU to contest LGE as united team A PARTNERSHIP for National Unity (APNU) on Monday reiterated that the five parties making up the Partnership are “better together” than apart and have committed to competing in the upcoming local government elections (LGE) as a “united team.” The Partnership said too that…

Guyana off EU blacklist–Greenidge

Source: Guyana Chronicle AFTER months of lobbying on the international stage, Guyana has been removed from the European Union (EU) Money-Laundering Blacklist, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge has disclosed. In May, 2017, the European Commission had proposed that Guyana be removed from the Money-Laundering Blacklist and Ethiopia be added, but for a second…

Missing opportunities for love

Source: Newsday Sandrine Rattan writes a weekly column for the Newsday called With Women In Mind One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul –Brigitte Nicole Re-opening that door to your heart is sometimes painful for many women… Link:

We Lime for charity

Source: Newsday DJs Black Coffee and Alkapone of Wack FM created that Carnival vibe for a festive jam session at the We Lime Posse’s annual food-inclusive cooler fete at the Game Time Sports Bar (GTSB) on Mucurapo Road in St James last Saturday night. They both mixed past and present music that… Link:

Flawed application

Source: Guyana Chronicle -CJ rules: Ram signing bonus case procedurally flawed CHIEF JUSTICE, Roxanne George-Wiltshire on Monday ruled as flawed an application by head of the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI), Troy Thomas for the High Court to order Minister of Finance Winston Jordan to immediately deposit the US$18 million signing bonus…

The baller and his book

Source: Newsday Book: Kibwe Trim: From Nerd to Pro A review by Lisa Allen-Agostini Kibwe Trim’s book From Nerd to Pro is a short, easy-to-read account of the career of a Trinidad-born professional basketball player. Aimed at teenaged readers, the book contains engaging accounts of Trim’s games and his travels—he played all… Link:

31st Milo Primary School Games March 6

Source: Newsday GEORGE BAPTISTE The 31st edition of the Milo Primary School Games will be contested at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on March 6. These games were inaugurated in 1987 with just 13 schools participating. Burt this has now swelled to 23 with the International School of Port of Spain joining Dunross,… Link:

Time’s up!

Source: Nation Newspaper The clock is no longer ticking on the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) threat of industrial action. Time’s up. The top brass of the union revealed they were ready to make good on a promise… Link: Time’s up!

Off tax list soon

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has lots of reasons to be rejoicing today. The country is set to be removed from the European Union’s (EU) damaging tax list. Reuters news agency reported yesterday that EU officials had proposed… Link: Off tax list soon

St. John Celebrates MLK Day in Spirit and Song

Source: St. John Source The All Island Children’s Choir performs Monday at the Cruz Bay celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. In the fiftieth anniversary year of his death, Martin Luther King’s message of peace through activism echoed throughout Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay, St. John, Monday morning. St. John residents of all…

Police Looking for 1 in Cran Street Shooting

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kareem Williams Over the weekend in the city, there were two shootings between Friday night and Sunday night, but fortunately, there was no loss of life. In the first incident, a man was shot in the leg as he walked on Cran Street. Police say want to question one person…

Teenager Shot on Armadillo Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize Alejandro Cowo In the second shooting, two persons were injured including a minor. According to police, a group of men were socializing in a yard on Armadillo Street in Belize City when two persons rode up on a cycle and one of them fired several shots. The teenage boy was…

A Deadly Crash in Roaring Creek; Francisco Polanco Perishes

Source: Channel 5 Belize Francisco Polanco Two friends were returning home on motorcycle when they were involved in a deadly collision with another motorcycle on the George Price Highway.  Francisco Polanco perished when he crashed into another motorcycle, driven at the time by twenty-eight-year-old Camalote resident, Raul Garcia near the Westar Gas Station.  From…

Dr. Errol Elrington Still on the Run

Source: Channel 5 Belize Errol Elrington Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington has signed the documents relating to a request for extradition for attorney Andrew Bennett from the U.S. State Department. But closer to home, a relative of his remains on the run from U.S. authorities. Doctor Errol Elrington, brother to Wilfred and Hubert…

Rigo Vellos Demands Guardian Apology, Retraction

Source: Channel 5 Belize P.U.P. mayoral aspirant Rigo Vellos is demanding a formal retraction, as well as an apology from the Guardian Newspaper after publishing a recent article which purportedly defames the municipal elections candidate in Corozal.  Earlier today, the law firm of Musa and Balderamos wrote to the editor of the Guardian Newspaper…

Charges Upgraded after P.C. Enid Tillett Dies

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jesus Enrique Muñoz Police have laid additional charges on twenty-four-year-old Jesus Enrique Muñoz of Orange Walk Town. Today, he was charged with manslaughter by negligence and causing death by careless conduct in connection with the accident that claimed the life of twenty-seven-year-old police constable Enid Tillett. Munoz was arraigned before…

C.C.J. Says Let the Sunshine In

Source: Channel 5 Belize This morning, the Caribbean Court of Justice heard arguments in the matter of Sunshine Holdings—the company which acquired shares in Belize Telemedia Limited using a Social Security loan in 2005. Back in October, the highest court refused an application from the company, acquired by the Government of Belize from the…

Thompson makes season debut

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Samuels, McKoy continue to shine LAST weekend saw some stellar performances from the Guyanese athletes in the U.S., competing at various levels, including the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Listed below are the results and updates. Natricia Hooper: She ran the 500m…

Photos & Video: Party People At BHW Launch

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Heroes Weekend [BHW] hosted their annual launch last night [Jan 14] at the Fairmont Southampton, featuring Party People, Intense, Nova Mas International, Passion Bermuda, and Code Red BDA; with the event also showcasing the costumes for Kiddie Carnival from Nova Mas International and Nirvana Kids. The photos below show Party… Link:

Good Hope FC, Henrietta United record wins

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Elroy Stephney THE Essequibo Coast and Pomeroon Football Association (ECPFA)-sponsored senior league tournament resumed in Essequibo with a lone fixture at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground last Saturday. Hosts Good Hope FC took the opportunity to inflict a 6-0 drubbing of Super XI FC in front of a…

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving armed robberies – Probe stabbing incident – illegal firearm and ammunition seized, 2 men arrested

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police seek public’s help in solving armed robberies: Police are asking the public to come forth with any information it may have in solving two armed robberies which occurred on New Providence.   In the first incident, shortly after 1:00pm Sunday, 14th January, 2018, a male armed with a firearm entered…

Ministers Visit Ongoing Regiment Recruit Camp

Source: Bernews Government Ministers paid a visit to Warwick Camp today [Jan 15] as the island’s newest soldiers settled in to their first full day of training. Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs, Walter Roban and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines toured Warwick Camp and dropped in on… Link:

Maxine: Dedicate Carnival 2018 to former president

Source: Trinidad Guardian Stories by SHALIZA HASSANALIPublished: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 The family of former President George Maxwell Richards has one wish—for Carnival 2018 to be dedicated to him. Putting forward the proposal was Richards’ daughter, Maxine, as she spoke to the media in the lobby of the Parliament, Port-of-Spain, where her father’s body…

Body found wrapped in sheet at Mt Lambert

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a murder victim, whose body was found in Mt Lambert yesterday. According to reports, around 10.30 am residents of Mt Lambert Circular contacted police after they noticed the body of a man lying in a bushy area off the…

Severed leg, arm washes ashore

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018RALPH BANWARIE Police was called out to Matura last night after what appeared to be the severed leg of a man washed ashore. The discovery was made less than 24 hours after a villager found a human arm, cut off from the elbow, on the same beach.…

Health Ministry answers heart patient’s prayer

Source: Trinidad Guardian RADHICA DE SILVAPublished: Tuesday, January 16, 2018radhica.sookraj@guardian.co.tt Ailing mother Stephanie Mohammed yesterday celebrated with her husband after getting promising news that the Ministry of Health had granted approval for her to undergo a free medical study for a painful heart condition. Mohammed, 27, of Cunjal Road, Barrackpore, suffers from atrial fibrillation,…

‘We would not get another President like him’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018Throngs of people, including school children turned out yesterday at Parliament to pay tribute to the country’s fourth President George Maxwell Richards, who they described as a statesman, exemplar, educator, down-to-earth and grassroots man. Representing the Carnival band Legacy, Carol St John said she would always remember…

Caribbean condemns shocking Trump comments

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Leaders, commentators, pundits and university bosses across the Caribbean have been united this weekend in their condemnation of the alleged insults made by US President Donald Trump about the Haitian people and some African countries, which he had labeled as sh**-holes during a meeting last week. CARICOM issued a…

Repeat offender charged with motorcycle theft

Source: iNews Guyana A man who served 56 months in prison for larceny was on Monday before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts again, this time for allegedly stealing a motorcycle. Randy Joseph, 34, of Country Road, Buxton denied that on   January 8, 2018, at Waterloo Street, Georgetown he stole one motorcycle valued $245,000…

Ministers visit new RBR recruits

Source: The Royal Gazette Government ministers paid a visit to Warwick Camp today as the islands newest soldiers settled in to their first full day of training. Deputy Premier Walter Roban and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines toured Warwick Camp and dropped in on recruits coming to grips with military life and equipment.…

Proven acquires securities dealer in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News From Jamaica Gleaner Proven Investments Limited announced that it will acquire an unnamed securities dealer based in the Cayman Islands, which caters to rich clients. The details of the transaction are being withheld on request of the seller until completion of the transaction in three months. President & CEO of…

Police seize drugs

Source: Nation Newspaper On Sunday, January 14, members of the Drug Squad, assisted by members of the Police Marine Unit, and personnel from The Barbados Coast Guard, conducted an operation at sea, approximately11.8 nautical miles… Link: Police seize drugs

Airport shops closed as upgrade moves on

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As work continues to redevelop and expand Owen Roberts International Airport, the retail and duty-free concessions in the original terminal have been closed to accommodate the renovations. The Runaway Bar in the Departures Hall is still operating but there will be no other shops open until the summer, when…

Police: Man shot on Eastern Avenue

Source: Cayman Compass A man sustained a gunshot wound during a shooting on Eastern Avenue, the Royal Cayman Islands Police reported. The incident near Avon Way took place around 6:30 p.m. Monday. The victim was taken to the hospital. Link: Police: Man shot on Eastern Avenue

Teen accused of robbery remanded

Source: iNews Guyana A 17-year-old man was on Monday afternoon in tears as he denied stealing a cell phone at the Stabroek Market area when he made an appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman. Shamrock King, a plumber of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown denied that on January 12, 2018, while being in the company of…

KTK baptizes two pilot boats NC 5 and NC 6

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – On Thursday, January 11th Kompania di Kòrsou Tou (KTK) held a new year’s reception for its personnel and a reception with regards to the baptism of NC 5 and NC 6. This took place on the Chumaceiro Quay. The honor came to pass to Mrs. Conny Martina, wife of…

Student sex video draws condemnation

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–On the weekend of January 12th, 2018 a video was posted to social media depicting school children engaging in sexual acts. In the video, a young man appeared to be assaulting a young lady dressed in secondary school attire while prompting her to open her mouth to perform “fellatio”.…

Police on the scene of George Town shooting

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are at the scene of a shooting that happened at around 6:30 this evening on Eastern Avenue near to the junction of Avon Way. One man has been taken to hospital with a gunshot wound, a spokesperson from the RCIPS confirmed in a brief alert about the shooting. Eastern…

Undocumented Venezuelans arrested

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Last Friday during a traffic check on the Seru Loraweg, the police arrested eight Venezuelans. They were not able to show any residence papers or permits. However, an investigation showed that they were staying in a house in the Parera area near Willemstad. The couple who rented the…

Narayana Health completes stock buyback of Health City

Source: Cayman Compass Health City Cayman Islands and American nonprofit healthcare company Ascension Health Ventures officially dissolved their partnership on Friday, when Narayana Health bought back 74.1 percent of the stock associated with the hospital for the sum of US$32.26 million. Link: Narayana Health completes stock buyback of Health City

Public urged to follow laws to protect fish

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Environment (DoE) has said that at this time of year a number of rules are in place designed to help protect the marine life around the Cayman Islands that remains under threat. The department is urging people who are going fishing to follow the laws, which apply…

Caribbean activists welcome Inter-American Court opinion on LGBT rights

Source: Curacao Chronicle GEORGETOWN – The Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS) celebrates the recent advisory opinion by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) which referred to its constant case law whereby sexual orientation and gender identity are protected categories against discrimination under the Inter-American Convention on Human…

Yellow Fever: PAHO urges member states to remain vigilant

Source: Curacao Chronicle The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) in its recent epidemiological report about yellow fever in the Americas, encourages Member States to continue efforts to immunize the at-risk populations and take the necessary actions to keep travelers informed and vaccinated, when heading to areas where yellow fever vaccination…

Martinique Volcano Not Erupting

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer ORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique – The Volcanic and Seismological Observatory in Martinique has sought to dismiss reports of volcanic activity at Mount Pelée. Images were being circulated via WhatsApp yesterday accompanied by claims that the volcanic mountain in the northern end of the island was experiencing unusual activity, with more

Domestic Airways Inc. receives Air Operators Certificate

Source: iNews Guyana …can now operate both privately and publicly The Aviation sector in Guyana is now expanded with the addition of another airline, Domestic Airways Incorporated (DAI), to bolster operations. The Director-General, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Lieutenant Colonel (retd), Egbert Field today (Monday) presented DAI with its Air Operators Certificate. The…

Food Review: Fairmont’s Boundary Sports Bar

Source: Bernews [Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Trying new restaurants is probably in my top five favorite things to do. It’s no secret that I love to eat and I love to eat at new places. That brings me to Boundary Sports Bar and Grille at the Fairmont Southampton. Boundary is Bermuda’s… Link:

Designer Balloons Studio Website Launched

Source: Bernews Designer Balloons Studio, a business specializing in balloon décor and other party supplies, has launched an interactive new website, giving customers the chance to bring a creative vision for their next event to life. The site, www.designerballoonstudio.com, which officially launched last week, allows people to purchase an array of balloons… Link:

Probate section of Registration Department closing early

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that the Probate Section of the Registration Department will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19, to facilitate training of staff. Any inconvenience this closure… Link: Probate section of Registration Department closing early

Industrial action on cards, says NUPW

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians need to brace for industrial action from the public sector. President of the National Union of Public Workers Akanni McDowall made the announcement this evening after meeting with shop stewards… Link: Industrial action on cards, says NUPW

Bermuda to host wedding conference

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda will host a three-day conference for wedding and event professionals in December of this year. The Coterie Retreat will be brought to the island by ltigtMunaluchi Bride Magazineltigt in what is described as a profile-raising opportunity for Bermuda. Nicole McKenzie, sales and marketing director for the. .. Link:

30 Minute Video: Jan 15 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:

Ascendant shares hit new 52-week high

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Ascendant Group rose 5. 3 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading to close at a new 52-week high. The owner of power utility Belco closed at 10, up 50 cents on the day, as 23,800 shares changed hands. Ascendant was the only stock to trade and The…

New bus arrives

Source: The Royal Gazette The first of four new buses arrived in Bermuda today with a further three expected in the next four months, according to the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs. Walter Roban, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, said the arrival of new vehicles, along with an…

Twenty dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Source: Nation Newspaper TRIPOLI/TUNIS –  Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people and shutting the airport during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants… Link: Twenty dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

McIntyre to run TT Marathon for 80th birthday

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post McIntyre to run TT Marathon for 80th birthday appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Veteran runner Derrick Mc Intyre stretches during a training session on Thursday morning at the Aranguez Savannah. (TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) – Derrick McIntyre will celebrate his 80th birthday when he competes in the

Babonneau is where their hearts are!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucians living in New York and Connecticut give back to their home town! There are 26 inhabited rocks bobbing between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, brimming with a people and culture remnant of its past dwellers, the Caribs, Arawaks, Amerindians, Europeans and Africans. Be it the simplicity

CARIFTA 2018 Ticket Sales Launched

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard waves his newly-purchased first set of Flow CARIFTA Games Bahamas 2018 tickets, during the official launch ceremony of ticket sales for the event, on January 15, 2018, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.   Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA)…

Trinidad: Man shot 10 times next to police station

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad: Man shot 10 times next to police station appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A MAN who was released from prison less than two weeks ago was shot multiple times in San Fernando on Saturday. Nicholas Gajadhar, 30, of Stanleyville, Ste Madeleine,

Third edition BluesSeas at the end of March

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – The Blues lovers on the island are back in their element. And by the way, it’s for everyone who likes conviviality. The third edition of the BluesSeas Festival is coming. Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March is the day. The lineup is not yet known, but that is…

$100M Revolving Fund now available to small businesses

Source: iNews Guyana Access to finance for small businesses will now be less restrictive with the implementation of the new $100M Revolving Fund project. According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin said the project will be executed by the Ministry’s semi-autonomous agency, the Small Business Bureau (SSB).…

SG: CARICOM’s unity drives it to surmount ongoing challenges

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Left to right, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Haiti’s Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Council of Ministers HE Antonio Rodrigue; CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan. SG: CARICOM’s unity drives it to surmount ongoing challenges From CARICOM Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The unified strength of the Caribbean Community

At Least 2 Dead in 7.3 Peru Earthquake

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Lima [Peru], Jan 15 (ANI): At least two people have died and 17 others went missing after an earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hit Peru’s coast Sunday. According to CNN, Arequipa Governor Yamila Osorio said on Twitter that one 55-year old man died in the town of Yauca after

Comprehensive health care services still on the cards

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health is still working on a full range of proposals to put together a package of comprehensive health care services and financing mechanisms to benefit Barbadians. This reminder came… Link: Comprehensive health care services still on the cards

LaRocque welcomes ministers to Community Council of Ministers annual meeting in Guyana

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Remarks by the Secretary-General Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the 41st meeting of the Community Council of Ministers in Georgetown, Guyana, Jan. 15, 2018: CARICOM Council of Ministers annual meeting 2018 From CARICOM    Greater Georgetown, Guyana I welcome everyone to this 41st meeting of the Community Council and

Teacher with a passion for acting

Source: The Royal Gazette Shirley Christopher has been remembered as a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to helping others. Friends and family yesterday paid tribute to the former teacher, who died earlier this month at the age of 84. Her son, D. Lloyd Christopher said She was very calm, giving. She would go…

Roget has ‘absolutely no respect’ for PM

Source: Newsday Saying he has absolutely no respect for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, president general of the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget this morning accused the ruling PNM administration of repeatedly failing the country. Referring to Cabinet members as a band of misfits, Roget told workers of state-owned Petrotrin… Link:

Family, Police Search for Hatton Girl, 14

Source: Antigua Chronicle Another young lady has gone missing in Antigua & Barbuda. Djahnae Banton of Hatton Police have reported the search for 14-year-old Djahnae Banton of Hatton. The young lady, who attends the Ottos Comprehensive School. She was last seen on Friday January 12 wearing a floral long-sleeved blouse and long black…

San Fernando shop owner killed

Source: Newsday A 22-year-old San Fernando man identified as Imani Blackett was killed shortly after lunchtime today at his shop, which he recently opened at the corner of St. Andrews and Forres Avenue in Cocoyea. Family members at the scene say they are baffled as to why he was killed since he… Link:

Invitation: Three New Art Expositions in Old Havana

Source: Havana Times On January 9th in the city’s same historic center, three personal exhibitions by Cuban artists opened all at the same time, at the Provincial Center of Visual Arts and Design, better known as the “Luz y Oficios” gallery. The exhibitions can be seen until February 2nd. (18 photos) Link: Invitation:

EU to remove Barbados, Grenada from tax haven blacklist, T&T to stay

Source: Stabroek News BRUSSELS,  (Reuters) – European Union officials have proposed removing eight jurisdictions from the blacklist of tax havens the bloc adopted in December, in what critics may see as a blow to its campaign against tax avoidance. Link: EU to remove Barbados, Grenada from tax haven blacklist, T&T to stay

GOV’T TO STOP OUT-SOURCING CATS CAN SERVICES

Source: Jones Bahamas Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said outsourcing Cat-Scan services is costing the government thousands of dollars. In an interviewing on the state of facilities in the health care system, Dr. Sands noted that they are trying to stop outsourcing Cat-Scan services in Grand Bahama. “We have some concrete plans for…

Plane Crash Leaves Man Injured

Source: Jones Bahamas Police on the family islands are investigating a plane crash that has left a male with minor injuries. Reports are that shortly after noon on  Friday, police on Great Harbor Cay, The  Berry Islands,  received a report that a plane had crashed in swamp land, a short distance from the…

Man Becomes Latest Traffic Fatality

Source: Jones Bahamas Police in the capital are investigating a traffic accident that has left a male dead. According to reports, shortly after 4:00am Sunday morning, police received a report of fatal accident at Carmichael Road near Boatswain Hill  Road. When officers arrived on the scene, they met the lifeless body  of a…

Haitian remembers Earthquake. -Says Trump’s Head is Bad

Source: Jones Bahamas Last Friday marked eight years since Haiti experienced that 7.0 catastrophic Earthquake, killing almost three million people. In the process, a quarter of a million homes and 30,000 commercial buildings were said to have collapsed, burying old and young people alike. The Bahama Journal spoke with Haitian Johnson Jean-Jacques, who…

Extradited Bahamian held for Armed Robbery

Source: Jones Bahamas A man has been jailed after his recent extradition from the United States. 49 year old Bahamian citizen Salathiel Thompson of Bacardi Road has been on the run from Bahamian authorities since 1989 for eight armed robberies he allegedly committed. After he fled   the Bahamas, he  landed  in Prison…

Moonilal: Max saved my marriage

Source: Newsday By Clint Chan Tack Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal today said former President Prof George Maxwell Richards gave him advice which has helped him to remain a happily married man. Moonilal made this comment to reporters after he viewed Richards’ body as it lay in state at Parliament in… Link:

Healthcare for New Floridians from Puerto Rico

Source: Puerto Rico Report The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has prepared a fact sheet for Florida’s new residents from Puerto Rico in response to reports of displaced individuals experiencing difficulty in obtaining health care services despite the fact that they were enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare back in Puerto Rico. The…

Colombian Embassy in Cuba Working to the Max

Source: Havana Times In the face of protests by Cubans, who depend on getting a US visa so as to join their families on a permanent basis, Washington, in agreement with the Colombian government, decided on the expensive solution to move this paperwork to its embassy in Bogota in mid-October. Link: Colombian Embassy

KILLED FOR A LIGHT

Source: Newsday RYAN HAMILTON-DAVIS A Cumana Village, Toco fisherman is the nation’s 30th murder victim. David Callendar was shot and killed by an associate during an argument which started over a boat light. His killer is now in police custody assisting with investigations. “He was killed for stupidness,” said his father today… Link:

Breaking News: AFC considering breakaway from APNU for LGE

Source: Guyana Times Alliance for Change Leader Raphael Trortman on Monday said that there is a possibility that the party may breakaway from the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for this year’s Local Government Elections. For more details see January 16th edition of the Guyana Times Link: Breaking News: AFC considering breakaway

New playground Child Focus will open in April

Source: Saba News The Child Focus Foundation playground was damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria. To ensure that children can enjoy outside play as soon as possible, Child Focus started a renovation project. The new playground equipment was selected with the help of drawings that a group of children made. The playground is…

Sustainable Caribbean’ tastes like more!

Source: Saba News Around forty students and fifteen other guests attended the ‘Sustainable Caribbean’ meet-up last Friday (January 12), an initiative of WeConnect Foundation in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research (WUR). It was an afternoon with various presentations from sustainable and green projects in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, which inspired…

Hunt for new Cabinet Secretary

Source: The Royal Gazette Derrick Binns will step down as Cabinet Secretary as part of a civil service shake-up, the Government announced today. Dr Binns will continue as Head of the Civil Service, where he will continue to lead public service reform, according to a press release. The Public Service Commission aims to appoint…

Cayman under new EU black-list threat

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the UK government moves towards trade talks with the European Union as part of the Brexit negotiations, the British Overseas Territories, including Cayman, could be used as leverage and may be placed on the black-list that they recently avoided, according to a report in the Independent Sunday. Brussels…

England’s Stokes charged with affray

Source: Stabroek News LONDON,  (Reuters) – England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray following an incident in the city of Bristol last September, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said today. Link: England’s Stokes charged with affray

BLOWING POINT PORT FERRY SERVICE UPDATE

Source: The Anguillian     The space which was occupied by the passenger terminal at the Blowing Point Port still remains empty ground, but the ferry service between Anguilla, French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten has virtually returned to normal. The only remaining unfilled service is the operation of the late evening…

USING A JEEP AS A MUSICAL BAND?

Source: The Anguillian       There are a number of vehicles – being driven around in Anguilla – fitted with special loud music playing devices blasting the airways, but none can really compare with a large blue jeep. It was last on public display at the Night of Lights held on Saturday,…

BUSINESS COLUMN: Elite Engineering Services and Maintenance

Source: The Anguillian     Elite Engineering Services and Maintenance July 2017 saw the official launch of Elite Engineering Services and Maintenance. Prior to this, operations took the form of one-off jobs primarily driven by referrals and association within the technical and engineering fraternity on island. The desire to grow the business, and…

Man guilty of photoshopping stepdaughter’s head onto porn

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Man guilty of photoshopping stepdaughter’s head onto porn appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – A man who photoshopped his teenage stepdaughter into pornographic photos involving himself said he did so because he was morally outraged about her blossoming sexuality. However, Brisbane District

Report: EU To Target Territories In Brexit Talks

Source: Bernews Demands to open up Britain’s “network of overseas tax havens are set to be used by the EU as leverage to force concessions during Brexit trade talks,” according to a report from the Independent, which stated that “as things stand it looks like Bermuda will be given a clean bill… Link:

Clarien Bank Increase Deposit & Savings Rates

Source: Bernews Effective January 15, 2018, Clarien Bank Limited will be increasing its term deposit rates and adjusting its BMD$ base lending rate following the US Federal Reserve rate increase announced on December 13, 2017. Promotional Deposit Products “Clarien is introducing a series of attractive promotional deposit products to provide its client… Link:

HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed.

Source: Antigua Chronicle The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular that resides at its core, is not expected to be repaid but must be respected.…

The Dr. Sandiford scenario!!!

Source: The New Today It appears that a new person is acting in the post of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance which is headed by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. There has been no official announcement from government but from all indications Dr. Wayne Sandiford, who landed a US$10, 000.00 a month…

Steele’s Auto Supplies Co. Ltd. launches Jeep brand

Source: The New Today The Jeep brand of vehicle is the newest addition to the fleet of vehicles run by the family-owned Steele’s Auto Supplies Co. Ltd., which will celebrate 49 years in the vehicle dealership business this year. Jeremy Hart, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for Chrysler (left) and Chief Executive Officer at…

The Chinese (invade) invest in Grenada

Source: The New Today The Grenadian government is still packed with Maurice Bishop sympathisers. So, wanting to get into bed with a massive communist state does not surprise me. Bishop, like many students, was full of Marxist ideals, he was turned by the Russians when he studied in London and introduced to the Cubans,…

DPP Nelson continues PI hearing against Insp. Clev Antoine

Source: The New Today The highly anticipated court matter into allegations of sexual assault against suspended Inspector of Police, Clevroy Antoine, which commenced prior to the Christmas holiday, at the No. 2 Magistrate’s Court in St. George’s, will continue on January 19, 2018. THE NEW TODAY understands that the complainant, Grenadian-born Canadian citizen, Eleanor…

2018 will test CARICOM’s collective resolve

Source: The New Today In 2018, unless Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries eschew their tendency to pursue narrow ‘national interests’ in the conduct of their international relations, each of them individually and all of them collectively will be buffeted by larger and more powerful countries and regions. The CARICOM states that accede or succumb to…

DSF Brought Smiles for Christmas

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Castries, January 14, 2018–  The 2nd Annual Bringing Back Smiles Campaign by the Daren Sammy Foundation, culminated with a successful hamper distribution at the Peter & Company Headquarters at Cul De Sac on December 22nd 2017. Parents and Guardians of the 11 Daren Sammy Foundation grant recipients were…

Chef killed by fake cops

Source: Jamaica Star At 4 a.m. in Bounty Hall, Trelawny, 24-year-old Jonathan Crossdale heard knocking on his bedroom door, followed by the words “Police, Police”. He got up, and opened the door while his common law wife, Aretha Shreves, went to turn on the light.But in… Link: Chef killed by fake cops

Male denies using board to beat woman

Source: Jamaica Star A man charged with using a board to beat a woman had his bail extended on Friday when the matter was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.Charged with assault is Lesley Diggs-White.He pleaded not guilty.According to the court, on… Link: Male denies using board to beat

Matthews best fails to end Hobart slump

Source: Nation Newspaper HOBART, Tasmania – Barbados and West Indies teenaged batting star, Hayley Matthews, gathered her highest score this season but Hobart Hurricanes’ wretched, winless run continued with a 10-wicket defeat… Link: Matthews best fails to end Hobart slump

Antigua Government to Host World’s Most Famous Hacker at Cybersecurity Conference

Source: Antigua Chronicle Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, a bestselling author and top cybersecurity speaker, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural CityNext Antigua conference. The three-day event is being hosted by Hon. Melford Nicholas, Minister for Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Information Technology, and takes place from 17 to 19…

Former Princess Staff Club Donates $33,000

Source: Bernews The former members of The Princess Staff Club donated the retired organisation’s remaining funds of $33,300 to four local charities. The four charities chosen are the Bermuda Diabetes Association, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, Salvation Army and The Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association [LCCA]. These charities were chosen by former members… Link:

“Persona non grata”

Source: Cana News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan.15, CMC – About 90 Pan-A… You are unauthorized to view this page. Login Link: “Persona non grata”

EYEWITNESS: S*itholes…

Source: iNews Guyana …and us Attending a meeting to discuss a proposed bi-partisan (Republican and Democratic) immigration compromise, President Donald Trump went ballistic when he saw some accommodations to Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries. Calling them “shitholes”, he demanded to know why they should be sending immigrants to America. Rather, the…

Cabinet Secretary & Head Of The Civil Service

Source: Bernews [Updated] In an “effort to place a sharper focus on Public Service Reform,” the posts of Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service will be separated, the Government said today, with Dr. Derrick Binns to continue as the Head of the Civil Service, while the role of… Link:

So much more than just horseplay

Source: The Royal Gazette No progress is too little for Samantha Hillier. Having witnessed the wheelchair-bound ride and the speech-impaired sing, the WindReach instructor extols the healing power of horses. Being around the animals is her biggest reward. The connection between animals and people is incredible, let alone being up on a huge horse…

Outlet for Bermudian-made products

Source: The Royal Gazette Supporting small Bermudian businesses has been the goal for two local women since starting their own boutique. Owners Jan Quinn and Andrea Moniz launched Hand Made Bermuda, which operates within the Clock Tower Mall, Dockyard, four years ago. We started small by selling items we make ourselves I make jewellery…

Martial Arts: Bermudians Win In Virginia

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Karate Organization fielded a strong team this weekend in Reston, Virginia; with Goju, Shotokan and Uechi karate styles and Chinese Kung fu all represented, and the Bermuda team claiming multiple wins. Among the juniors, 11 -year-old Dominique Brown placed third in both intermediate forms and weapons and first… Link:

UN chief offers Colombia help with Venezuela migration crisis

Source: Curacao Chronicle Colombia’s president has warned of an unfolding “humanitarian crisis” on the border with Venezuela. Nearly half a million Venezuelans have fled to Colombia to escape economic deprivation and a crackdown on dissent. BOGOTA – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered Colombia more resources to manage a migration crisis that has seen nearly…

Haiti – Economy : IMF on mission in Haiti

Source: Haiti Libre A delegation of the International Monetary Fund is in Haiti for a mission of a dozen days where it will meet several public institutions… Link: Haiti – Economy : IMF on mission in Haiti

Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

Source: Nation Newspaper LIMA − A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse. The quake hit offshore at… Link: Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

The future of Curacao

Source: Curacao Chronicle From Emily Saïdy de Jongh-Elhage to Eugene Rhuggenaath, Curacao has not improved in ten years! All of them tried, nationalists, populists, communists, Castro-ists, Chavinists, but none were able to show any progress. The economy, the welfare and well-being are down the tube. Year after year we show economic shrinkage and…

Towards a more inclusive community-based tourism development

Source: Curacao Chronicle Exciting Times for Punda WILLEMSTAD – Punda is unique compared to many other islands in the Caribbean. Curaçao’s city center has authentic historical buildings and our Handelskade is on the UNESCO world heritage list. Cruise tourism is growing rapidly, and tourists are spending locally. Punda is doing well, but we’re…

15 Jan Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News   15 Jan Mon 2018 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Strong northeasterly winds and rough seas will continue the Cayman area for the next 24hrs as a high pressure system builds over the southeast US. Radar images show isolated showers in and round the Cayman area moving south. Sunshine just…

Antigua to implement another amnesty for non-nationals

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan 13, CMC  – The Government has announced plans to have another amnesty period that would allow legally resident non-nationals, who have been in the country for at least seven years, to apply for citizenship. Following Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, a statement indicated that the…

T&T: Man shot 10 times next to police station

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-A MAN who was released from prison less than two weeks ago was shot multiple times in San Fernando on Saturday. Nicholas Gajadhar, 30, of Stanleyville, Ste Madeleine, was shot ten times, police said. At around 9.45 p.m. Gajadhar was confronted by the gunman outside a building complex located…

Large-scale gold smuggling from Venezuela

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Under the watchful eye of the army, thousands of kilos of illegal gold are smuggled monthly from Venezuela to the Caribbean, including Curaçao and Aruba. The Dutch investigative journalist and international criminologist Bram Ebus reports this to NPO Radio 1 at Bureau Buitenland (VPRO). Ebus recently researched illegal…

Barbados: Concern over number of young substance abusers

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today: Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has expressed concern about an increasing number of people engaging in substance abuse from an early age. Brathwaite, who is also the Minister of Home Affairs, was speaking at the launch of Drug Awareness Month, held at the Black Rock Wesleyan Holiness Church this morning.…

T&T guard gunned down at fast food outlet

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Robbers shot dead a security guard at a Church’s Chicken outlet at the newly opened O’Meara Plaza in Arima on Saturday night after they became enraged that they were unable to open the cash register. Link: T&T guard gunned down at fast food outlet

IAEA Helps Cambodia set up its first National Cancer Centre

Source: Bahamas Weekly Cambodia today opened the doors of its first ever national cancer centre. The new facility was built with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and will significantly increase the country’s capacity to fight a growing cancer burden. The Techo Santepheap Centre, located at the Calmette Hospital in…

Stephens tumbles out in first round, Ostapenko impresses

Source: Nation Newspaper MELBOURNE − Sloane Stephens became the first big casualty at this year’s Australian Open as the US Open champion tumbled out in the first round against China’s Zhang Shuai. The American 13th seed,… Link: Stephens tumbles out in first round, Ostapenko impresses

UVI’s New Student Orientation for Spring 2018 Set for Jan. 16 – 18; Classes to Begin Jan. 22

Source: St. John Source Spring semester classes at the University of the Virgin Islands are scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 22.  Online registration for continuing UVI students is available, with access through the university’s BanWeb registration and student information portal.  Late registration for new and continuing students is set for Friday, Jan. 19. …

Int’l firm selected to valuate GuySuCo blacklisted

Source: Guyana Times – fined, handed 2-year ban by regulator for alleged fraud in India – NICIL says firm to commence work in Guyana shortly By Jarryl Bryan PricewaterhouseCoopers, the international audit firm selected by the coalition Government to valuate the multibillion-dollar assets of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), has actually been banned…

GPA calls for more frequent interactions with President

Source: Guyana Times By Samuel Sukhnandan While making a commitment to continue professionalising the local media corps, the Guyana Press Association (GPA) called on President David Granger to facilitate more frequent interactions with the press apart from informal gathering like the annual media brunch held at State House on Sunday. This call was…

GAWU mulls taking GuySuCo to Court

Source: Guyana Times Payout for dismissed workers… …over part-payment of severance By Michael Younge The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) is mulling taking the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to court over its decision to pay thousands of dismissed and retrenched sugar workers part, and not all, of their severance purportedly this…

Man shot dead by city constable

Source: Guyana Times …one day after he was detained Marlon Fredericks, who was arrested on Saturday afternoon on Robb Street, Georgetown following a high drama chase by officers attached to the City Constabulary, was on Sunday shot dead, reportedly in front of his mother. A City Constabulary Lance Corporal has been taken into…

Security to be improved at NODS

Source: Antigua Observer Security at warehouses that fall under the direct supervision of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), will be revised following the recent discovery of theft at the facility. In a recent interview, Philmore Mullin, director, revealed, that the agency has engaged a private supplier to provide the department with…

Request for Applications Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office Sub-Grants

Source: St. John Source GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES ————0———— DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES Office of the Commissioner No. 45 Estate Mars Hill, Frederiksted St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840 Telephone: (340) 773-1082 FAX: (340) 773-1716 PUBLIC NOTICE Announcement of Availability of Historic Preservation Fund Sub-Grants Request for Applications…

Two men shot dead in Pomeroon

Source: Stabroek News Police detectives have been sent to the Pomeroon River area after two men were shot dead  yesterday afternoon. Link: Two men shot dead in Pomeroon

Vendor shot dead by city constable

Source: Stabroek News   A mentally-challenged vendor was yesterday fatally shot in his back by a city lance corporal as he allegedly attempted to flee custody, a day after he was in a scuffle with a city constable during which both men suffered injuries and a shot was fired. Link: Vendor shot dead

Soldier admits to $5.5m gunpoint robbery – police

Source: Stabroek News A Lance Corporal from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is in police custody and has confessed to robbing a Kitty resident of over $5.5M in cash and other valuables, the police said. Link: Soldier admits to .5m gunpoint robbery – police

Optimizing Gilbert Park

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anand RampersadPublished: Monday, January 15, 2018The time is appropriate for revamping and re-branding Gilbert Park, California into a dynamic modern sporting and multi-purpose venue. Athletes will not only be the main beneficiaries; if operated using a business model, revenue generated can be used for its maintenance and further development. There are…

McCarthy, Blugh burn ASNL nets

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, January 15, 2018Fire Service’s Jameela Mc Carthy and University of T&T’s Aquila Blugh were both efficient with their shooting to lead their respective clubs to victories in the Premier Division of the 28th edition of the Courts All Sectors Netball League. The slimly-built towering figure of Mc Carthy,…

Keith Rey Davis funeral tomorrow

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, January 15, 2018Former Power 102FM Sports sports editor and commentator and former Guardian Media sports reporter Keith Rey Davis will be buried tomorrow following a funeral service at the Trinity Cathedral, Abrercomby Street, Port-of-Spain, at 10 am. Davis, 67, succumbed to cancer on Monday and leaves to mourn his…

Merryboys clip UWI by 14 runs

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, January 15, 2018The University of the West Indies (UWI), host of the UNICOM UWI T20 tournament, was sent packing in the opening round of after it lost to Merryboys by 14 runs despite a gallant attempt in a very competitive match. Merryboys batted first and scored 209 for…

Biases must not overcome objectivity

Source: Guyana Chronicle –President says professional media corps must have ability to discipline errant members PERSONAL bias must not overcome objectivity, President David Granger said as he contends that a professional media corps must have the ability to discipline its members when they go out of line or when they tend to breach…

Ram nailed

Source: Guyana Chronicle -Nigel Hughes schools Chartered accountant on registration of foreign company WHILE branches of foreign companies are required by law to have registered agents and offices in a country, most overseas firms usually nominate their attorneys in a country within which they have interests as their registered agents. This is according…

Two shot dead in Pomeroon

Source: Guyana Chronicle POLICE are investigating the murder of farmers, Ambrose Baharally, 28, called “Jadge” of Grant Stelling Hope, Lower Pomeroon River, and Martin Godette,23, of Friendship Canal, also Lower Pomeroon River, on Sunday. Police in a release said both were shot to the head at around 15: 30 hours at Grant Stelling…

Mentally-ill detainee fatally shot

Source: Guyana Chronicle A MENTALLY-ILL man who was arrested on Saturday by a City constable was fatally shot during an escape bid in front of the City Constabulary’s Regent Street, Bourda office, on Sunday. Marlon Fredricks, 34, a resident of Tiger Bay, Georgetown, was according to reports shot and killed in the presence…

New jobs are being created

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Nagamootoo urges sugar workers not to lose hope NEW jobs are being created, said Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, as he urged redundant sugar workers not to lose hope. Writing in his weekly column “My Turn” published this Sunday, the prime minister said investment agreements were entered into for 136…

St Anthony’s mas registration closes Saturday

Source: Newsday ANGELA PIDDUCK St Anthony’s College will once again be the promoters of the first junior Carnival parade at the college’s spacious grounds, Morne Coco Road, Westmoorings, on January 28. The parade ground is an environmentally-friendly setting for masqueraders who are able to assemble in cool surroundings either in large tents,… Link:

Charles shows the sound of a people

Source: Newsday LISA ALLEN-AGOSTINI “We’re here because we love real Carnival,” said Etienne Charles at the opening of his panel discussion and screening of two music videos of pieces from his jazz suite Carnival: The Sound of a People. Charles, a jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger, is assistant professor of jazz studies… Link:

UWI fall short against Merry Boys

Source: Newsday Merry Boys held off a gutsy challenge from hosts UWI to record a 15-run win and progress to the semi-final round of the UWI-UNICOM National T20 Tournament. In their first round duel on Saturday evening at the Sir Frank Worrell Ground, UWI, St Augustine campus, Merry Boys posted a massive… Link:

Goodbye, Ian

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The message that hit home for the hundreds who gathered to celebrate the life of Ian Anthony Boyne at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston yesterday came from the veteran journalist himself – and in no uncertain terms.”We must cherish one… Link: Goodbye, Ian

Marooned residents could reconnect today

Source: Jamaica Gleaner DARLEY, Portland:Marooned for seven days because of the mysterious appearance of a large body of water, residents of Darley and Maidstone in west Portland could have road access later today.On Saturday, private contractors, with the aid of heavy-… Link: Marooned residents could reconnect today

Show guts in crime fight – Mahfood

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The usual complaint that crime-fighting efforts in Jamaica are hampered by a lack of resources is being challenged by businessman John Mahfood, who is of the opinion that the problem really rests in the Government’s lack of guts, and its failure to… Link: Show guts in crime fight – Mahfood

A final goodbye to Boyne

Source: Jamaica Gleaner There was a large turnout yesterday at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston for the service of thanksgiving for the life of veteran journalist Ian Boyne. Here are some moments captured by photographer Gladstone Taylor. Link: A final goodbye to Boyne

Wheatley wants tsunami readiness report

Source: Jamaica Gleaner On the heels of deficiencies and concerns highlighted with the national alert system by the tsunami scare that gripped the nation last week, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has requested a readiness status report… Link: Wheatley wants tsunami readiness report

India considers abolishing Cost Recovery by oil companies

Source: Kaieteur News …Govt. audit reveals alarming instances of abuse By Kiana Wilburg When oil operators have to recover their expenses, controversy often arises between those entities and the Governments of host countries. Many oil producing countries like Indonesia and India have experienced such difficulties. Due to oil operators inflating their costs, Indonesia…

Govt. fails to publish ExxonMobil Bridging Deed

Source: Kaieteur News While the Government has released the ExxonMobil petroleum contract, there are still some key documents which it has failed to make public. This was recently pointed out by Chartered Accountant, Chris Ram. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman Ram noted that the Government is still to release the Bridging Deed…

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