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April 24, 2018

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Source: The St. Lucia Star Castries, April 18, 2018 – Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has signed a formal Accord with the cities of Kingston, Georgetown and Port of Spain, fulfilling a commitment established during the Caribbean Conference of Mayors. The inaugural Caribbean Conference of Mayors was held at the University

KGBCC Marks Litter Month to help cleanup GB

Source: Bahamas Weekly A clean neighbourhood is good for the environment, beneficial for residents, especially children, all while increasing property values and growing community investment; something Grand Bahama is working hard to do after several hurricanes and economic challenges. Since its inception, The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee, an initiative of The…

Walmart Stores Looted in Managua, Nicaragua

Source: Havana Times Several supermarkets and other stores were looted Sunday in Managua, including Wall Mart outlets, as anti-government protests continue to escalate in Nicaragua’s main cities and other localities. Link: Walmart Stores Looted in Managua, Nicaragua

RHAC Invitational Swim Meet results

Source: The St. Lucia Star Swimmers off to a flying start at the RHAC Invitational. Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre (RHAC) was a blaze from April 5 – 10 as they hosted the 19th Annual RHAC Invitational under the theme “Friendship through Competition”. This annual event brings together not only local swim clubs, but teams

3 killed in Nashville shooting

Source: iNews Guyana Police in Nashville, Tennessee are now hunting for a 29 year old who barged into a waffle in the wee hours of this morning and killed three people. The man who was nude, stormed into the restaurant at around 03:25hrs and opened fire with killing the three and injuring four…

Is Saint Lucia A Cemetery For University Graduates?

Source: The St. Lucia Star The world chews you up and spits you out. Or so it can feel after graduating from university to find you are unwanted, your services not needed. The Americans define it as “post-graduation depression” when graduates sullenly mull over their lives, questioning whether they should have pursued tertiary education

Amerika neemt afscheid van voormalig First Lady Barbara Bush

Source: Suriname Times Ongeveer 1.500 rouwenden zijn zaterdag bijeengekomen voor de uitvaart van de voormalige Amerikaanse First Lady Barbara Bush. De herdenkingsdienst voor Bush, die dinsdag op 92-jarige leeftijd overleed, is bijgewoond door onder meer oud-president Barack Obama en zijn vrouw.  De uitvaart vond plaats in de St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, waar Bush al…

#Gallivanting with CaribbeanPot: Whistler

Source: Carib Vision Chris de la Rosa of CaribbeanPot.com takes us to Peak 2 Peak Gondola, where he goes snowmobiling in the mountains and checks out the Olympic village in Whistler BC, Canada in this episode of #Gallivanting. Please Support: https://www.patreon.com/caribbeanpot More Caribbean recipes can be found at http://www.caribbeanpot.com Get Chris’s Gourmand Award…

Nicaragua Says No to Repression or Back Room Deals

Source: Havana Times The magnitude of the popular reaction came without warning, when a group of young university students and dozens of elderly called, on their own, a peaceful protest against the blow to the population’s finances. Link: Nicaragua Says No to Repression or Back Room Deals

Security Guard killed in WBD accident

Source: iNews Guyana A West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) security guard was killed in the wee hours of this morning when a drunk driver slammed into him as he was making his way home. The now dead man has been identified as Keith Raymond, 60 of Centre Road Bagotville. The accident occurred at…

Security guard dies in Poudroyen accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 60-year-old security guard attached to the West Demerara Regional Hospital died on Sunday morning after he was struck down by a car. Dead is Keith Redmond  of Bagotville , West Bank Demerara (WBD). The man was making his way home around 0500hrs on Sunday when he was stuck down…

Is Dr. Godwin Friday, Leader Of the Opposition In SVG a Canadian Citizen?

Source: News 784 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of NEWS784. Send all articles to newsroom@news784.com.   Matthew Thomas –  The SVG-TV News online of 20/02/2018, under the caption: AIA CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF OPERATIONS WITH RALLY, states: “Meanwhile…


Source: The St. Lucia Star Lady Thomas, the first female principal of the Saint Lucia Teachers’ College from 1975 to 1982, was the sister of the late George Alexander and Sir Darnley Alexander, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Mrs. Glovanna Clarke who, thankfully, is still with us. She was married to Sir Leton Thomas

Street And Car Park Closures For Triathlon

Source: Bernews Their will be a host of street and car parks closures for the upcoming MS Amlin World Triathlon and associated events, with the City of Hamilton providing a full listing of all the areas to be impacted. The full list follows below [PDF here]: Related Stories Information Sessions For ITU… Link:

Footballers In UK, Sweden & Estonia

Source: Bernews The island has footballers in action across Europe, with Reggie Lambe, Dante Leverock and Willie Clemons’ teams in England, Estonia and Sweden playing matches this weekend. Reggie Lambe in England A 1 – 1 draw with Reggie Lambe’s Carlisle United was sufficient to clinch promotion for Luton, sparking wild celebrations… Link:

BFA Premier All Stars To Take On Oakville

Source: Bernews The second match in the Bermuda Triangle Cup is set to take place at 3.00pm this afternoon [April 22] at BAA field, as the BFA Premier League All Star team take on the Oakville Blue Devils from Ontario, Canada. The BFA Premier League All Star team is as follows: 1. Shaquille… Link:

LIAT CEO: Taxes on flights too high

Source: News 784 (CNS) – Caribbean governments are being encouraged to revisit the level of taxation on airline tickets. The issue came up earlier this week as LIAT, Air Antilles and Winair announced the CaribSKY alliance which will see them using codeshares and interline agreements to make regional travel easier and cheaper. The…

Fun Divas Win Open Volleyball Championship

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament came to an end inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium, with the Fun Divas from the USA crowned the Champions. The National Alumni Team Island Girls finished in 2nd place, while the 3rd place team was the Bermuda Women’s National Team White Caps, and the Consolation… Link:

Terceira Continues Competing In Germany

Source: Bernews Bermudian equestrian Jillian Terceira continued competing in the CSI2* Eschweiler International Horse Jumping event in Germany. On Day Three Terceira competed in Two Classes. Competing in the Silver Tour Grand Prix in Two Phases Class, Terceira and Iluna Di Cantero finished 3rd clocking a Double Clear Round time of 66.46.… Link:

Virtually Hopeless?

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Rise of Virtual Reality in Caribbean Tourism By many measures Virtual Reality (VR) is the sleeping giant of today’s tech world. Sure, there are numerous forms of emerging tech that are set to change the way we live, work, and have fun. But none come with the potential

Missing woman found

Source: Nation Newspaper Arliandra Natisha Hinds-Edwards, 22, of Collins, St Peter who was reported missing yesterday has been found. She made contact in person with the District ‘E’ Police Station yesterday. The Royal Barbados… Link: Missing woman found

Haiti – Economy : Inauguration of a dock on Turtle Island

Source: Haiti Libre Saturday in Cayonne a locality on the Turtle Island, Colombe Émilie Jessy Menos, Minister of Tourism accompanied by Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, proceeded to the inauguration of the dock at Port Vincent… Link: Haiti – Economy : Inauguration of a dock on Turtle Island

Death Toll Reaches 25 in Nicaragua Protest Repression

Source: Havana Times Nicaragua’s Private Enterprise Council (COSEP), a close ally until this week of the government of Daniel Ortega, today conditioned a dialogue with the president on the “immediate ending of repression” of the police and government shock forces against demonstrators. Link: Death Toll Reaches 25 in Nicaragua Protest Repression

Naked gunman kills three in Nashville

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  A nude gunman has killed three people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, police say. The man burst into the restaurant at 03:25 (08:25 GMT) in the suburb of Antioch and opened fire with a rifle. Four people were also wounded. A customer managed to wrestle the weapon from…

82 Venezuelans sent back from T&T to their homeland

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) A Venezuelan military aircraft landed at Piarco International Airport yesterday to take back 82 nationals to their homeland. Link: 82 Venezuelans sent back from T&T to their homeland

22 Apr Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 22 Apr Sun 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS   Light easterly winds along with slight seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours due to a weak pressure gradient across the Caribbean. Radar images show no showers within the Cayman area. Sunshine just makes the day…

#Gallivanting with CaribbeanPot: Vancouver

Source: Carib Vision Chris takes us on a tour to Vancouver BC Canada in this episode of #Gallivanting with Chris De La Rosa of CaribbeanPot.com.  He takes the air train from Vancouver airport to downtown where he checks in at the Pinnacle Hotel. Then it’s a day of exploring Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley…

PPP wants probe into lands given to PNC, party loyalists

Source: Guyana Times …files complaint with SARA The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has moved to formally file complaints with the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) for investigations to be launched into, among other issues, cases of land handouts to the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and key stalwarts in the Party. This…

Domestic violence remains widespread in Guyana – US report

Source: Guyana Times …law enforcement needs to be better equipped – security advisor …social reform needed as preventative measure By Jarryl Bryan Domestic violence-related killings are being perpetrated locally with seeming impunity, and United Kingdom-based Senior Security Advisor to President Granger, Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Russel Combe, recognising the severity of the issue and…

Oldendorff Carriers to withdraw services in June

Source: Guyana Times US sanctions Days after reports surfaced that German transshipment company Oldendroff Carriers is scaling back on its local operations, the company’s officials told Government that if the United States imposed sanctions are not withdrawn or modified by June 5, 2018, they would be legally obliged to terminate their services, putting…

Pensioner dies in Sophia accident

Source: Guyana Times … as 32 road deaths recorded for 1st quarter Pedal cyclist Mohan Ramkellawan of South Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara died on Friday at about 19:30h in an accident involving a motorcar on Dennis Street, Sophia, Georgetown. The 72-year-old Ramkellawan and the driver of motorcar HC 7724 were reportedly both…

Govt ready to defend Ministers

Source: Guyana Times Private criminal charges …as AG cites possibility of DPP trash charges While it is hoping to avoid the court steps altogether, the Government stands ready to defend two sitting Government Ministers, who had private criminal charges filed against them just days ago. This was the position taken by Attorney General…

Pundit Sat returns home to serve

Source: Trinidad Guardian Charles Kong SooPublished: Sunday, April 22, 2018The Satya Anand Ashram, temple of Truth and Bliss at Dookhan Drive, Johnny King Road, Aranguez, is only two years old, but many of its members and devotees have been quietly involved in charity and social work in the community and beyond without any unwanted…

Agriculture Ministry to end unregulated trawling

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, says the time has come to put a stop to harmful trawling activities which have damaged the marine environment as well as the capacity of fisher-folk to earn a livelihood. He committed to treating with the issue “frontally or…

Bethany revisited

Source: Stabroek News Bethany is a charming little village in the Pomeroon/Supenaam region. According to a recent census, it has approximately 406 residents, who thrive mainly on logging and farming activities. Link: Bethany revisited

Hospital guard dies in horrific West Bank accident

Source: Stabroek News Just before swerving off of the Klien-Pouderoyen, West Bank Public Road and crashing into a resident’s house early this morning, a drunk driver struck and killed a 60-year-old cyclist. Link: Hospital guard dies in horrific West Bank accident

Banks DIH, ANSA, GraceKennedy keen on Wales estate

Source: Stabroek News Three companies, including two regional conglomerates, have expressed interest in taking over the shuttered Wales, West Bank Demerara sugar estate in a deal that is expected to see the development of significant agro-processing operations here. Link: Banks DIH, ANSA, GraceKennedy keen on Wales estate

23 Guyanese working on ExxonMobil drill ship

Source: Stabroek News Twenty-three Guyanese, including a doctor, have been working on a drill ship contracted to ExxonMobil for oil operations and yesterday the company flew seven journalists to the site for a firsthand look at operations. Link: 23 Guyanese working on ExxonMobil drill ship

Mildred Boneo

Source: Newsday As a teenager attending St Augustine Girls’ High School, she shared her father’s love for stories and for the buildings in the capital city, which led to her dream of becoming an architect. Boneo won a national scholarship after her secondary education and although architecture was her passion, for practical… Link:

Embassies host World Book day activities

Source: Newsday A number of activities will be held to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day tomorrow, the International Day of the Spanish language and the anniversary of the death of renowned Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Joining with the Bocas Lit Fest and the National Library (Nalis) to collaborate on activities… Link:

The Forum Announces Upcoming Events

Source: St. John Source The Forum will present the opera “Cendrillon” Live in HD from the Met. The Forum’s Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series will present ‘Cendrillon.’ In a storybook kingdom, Pandolfe, a country gentleman, has married Madame de la Haltière, an imperious countess. She and her daughters, Noémie and Dorothée, bully Pandolfe’s…

Man found dead near South Shore named

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have identified a man found dead near Church Bay as 62-year-old visitor Trevor Stuart Darks. Mr Darks, a British national, was found in an unresponsive state on a grassed area near the Church Bay car park on South Shire at 8. 30am on Saturday. He was later pronounced dead…

Overreach! – Businesses going too far in demanding ID pictures and TRN from customers using debit and credit cards

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Struggling to deal with the incidents of debit and credit card fraud, locally, businesses are introducing several measures to confirm the identity of the persons presenting the cards.In addition to the long-established practice of requesting valid… Link: Overreach! – Businesses going too far in demanding ID pictures and TRN from

Agriculture is in safe hands

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Harmon tells Region Three agriculture expo MINISTER of State Joseph Harmon has called on farmers, producers and entrepreneurs of Region Three to graduate from being raw producers to engaging in value-added production. “We must look for the “Made in Guyana” brand and we must recognise that this is the…

Malicious — AG denounces charges agaist Lawrence, Norton

Source: Guyana Chronicle — calls for DPP review ATTORNEY General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, SC. has described the move on Thursday by People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Juan Edghill and Vickram Bharrat to file private criminal charges against Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence and Minister of…

SARA looks into Ogle Airport land

Source: Kaieteur News – already started preliminary inquires The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is looking into the manner in which Ogle Airport Inc. (OAI) has been able to acquire 441 acres of prime land at Ogle. This was confirmed by SARA’s Chairman, Professor Clive Thomas. Dr. Thomas said that that is one…

Agri Minister has no authority to name GuySuCo board

Source: Kaieteur News No legal basis: Agri Minister, Noel Holder. -lawyers warn of political interferance Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, has no legal authority to appoint members of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). This is according to legal opinions by a number of lawyers. The minister’s authority or…

Man arrested with $1.5M in fuel marker

Source: Kaieteur News – 3 GEA staffers implicated The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) is currently investigating how more than a million dollars worth of fuel marker ended up in the hands of an outsider. The man was detained on Thursday. He is reportedly implicating at least three other staffers from GEA’s marking section,…

Patching things together

Source: Guyana Chronicle Single mother of four says vulcanising is her passion AS STEREOTYPICAL as it may seem, today, a majority of women are still often found behind a desk, neatly dressed and ready to type their life away on a computer. Rarely do you find a woman who is ready to dedicate…

Jamaica’s poet laureate for Bocas

Source: Newsday FOR lovers of poetry, one highlight of the 2018 NGC Bocas Lit Fest will be Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica and one of the Caribbean’s most beloved contemporary writers. Goodison takes part in several events during the festival from April 25-29 at the National Library in Port of Spain… Link:

Unfinished Sentences

Source: Newsday LISA ALLEN-AGOSTINI What’s it like to have a father whose literary reputation spans the region? And what’s it like to lose him? Unfinished Sentences, the new documentary feature film by Mariel Brown, is about her relationship with her father, Wayne Brown. The celebrated Trinidadian poet, journalist and writing teacher died… Link:

Gov’t to meet RUSAL, Oldendorff employees

Source: Guyana Chronicle –to discuss way forward in wake of US sanctions GOVERNMENT will be meeting with workers of both the Bauxite Company of Guyana (BCGI), a subsidiary of the Russian aluminium firm RUSAL, and German carrier, Oldendorff, in the new week to discuss the impact US sanctions will have on both companies’…

EMA’s war on waste

Source: Newsday Recycling is not something new to the people of TT. We have had a culture of reusing things, especially containers, for decades. How many people, when they were young, opened a tin of butter cookies to find sewing implements, opened a container of butter to find leftover food, or used… Link:

Need change now more than ever

Source: Nation Newspaper “Relatedly, these same sociological forces also explain the rise of so-called ‘third parties’, parties of businessmen, parties of parties, none of which are true parties, but opportunistic, farcical diversions,… Link: Need change now more than ever

Retailers cry: Things rough

Source: Nation Newspaper The controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) has fulfilled its aim of dampening the importation of pricey goods into Barbados, but it hasn’t brought a booster to local spending by Barbadians…. Link: Retailers cry: Things rough

Govt must ‘make buildings safe’

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has a responsibility to ensure that buildings are properly maintained. So said Akanni McDowall, president of the National Union of Public Workers, which represents the majority of staff… Link: Govt must ‘make buildings safe’

Joblessness high among the blind

Source: Nation Newspaper High unemployment remains a major issue for some blind people in Barbados. Outgoing president of the National United Society of the Blind (NUSB), Rudyard Welch, highlighted this Saturday during the… Link: Joblessness high among the blind

Massy vows to reduce plastic waste

Source: Nation Newspaper Massy Stores is committed to reducing the distribution of plastic bags at all its stores across the Caribbean. The objective is to help in the reduction of the environmental effects of plastic waste… Link: Massy vows to reduce plastic waste

Pay your dues, advises Gilkes

Source: Nation Newspaper Make sure you are up-to-date with your Copyright Society Of Composers Authors And Publishers Inc. dues. This was the advice FAS director Al Gilkes gave a number of fledgling event promoters Saturday… Link: Pay your dues, advises Gilkes

Gypsy ready to lead NCC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018CHARLES KONG SOO Calypsonians, panmen, and bandleaders are looking forward to a brighter future under Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters, the new chairman of the National Carnival Commission (NCC). Shortly after the announcement that the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts had given Peters his letters of…

Man dies on Debe death strip

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018KEVON FELMINE kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Despite safety enhancements to part of the M2 Ring Road that is prone to serious accidents, another crash has claimed the life of a Princes Town man. Adesh Ramnath, 34, of Cedar Hill Village, Princes Town, died within minutes of his silver Nissan Wingroad…

Control Unit strolls home

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018KELVIN ‘N’ Control Unit well ridden by Wilbert Leon yesterday returned to the winner’s circle with a well deserved victory in the feature event over 1,100 metres on the main track at Santa Rosa Park, Arima yesterday. Sent off as the second fancy at 2/1, the Glenn…

Montrose Gov’t takes exhibition thriller

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018The 2018 Atlantic National Primary Schools cricket league was officially opened on Friday at the Cumuto Recreation ground and to celebrate the occasion Montrose Government came up against Rochard Douglas Presbyterian in a 15-overs encounter. Prior to the start of the match officials of Atlantic led by…

Championship Clubs chase $28,000 T20 prize

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018The battle to earn a place in the semi-finals of the T20 Festival for Championship Division clubs will resume today with two matches at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva. In the first match at 2.30 pm, Calcutta will oppose Fulham; while Defence Force will clash…

Kaepernick receives Amnesty International’s highest honour

Source: Guyana Chronicle (BBC) – FORMER San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received Amnesty International’s highest honour for his protests against racial injustice. The human rights organisation said Kaepernick “chooses to speak out and inspire others despite the professional and personal risks”. Kaepernick first protested by sitting during the national anthem in…

Live Video: CedarBridge Academy Fashion Show

Source: Bernews CedarBridge Academy and the Class of 2018 are holding “Pulse”, the CBA Annual Fashion Show, this evening [April 21] at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts, and you can tune in and watch live below. Live video below, if you have any issues watching, please try viewing on… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday April 22

Source: Bernews Sunday, April 22 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 19°C/67°F and the low to be near 17°C/62°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NNE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 54%. Sunrise will be at 6.41am… Link:

US Chargé d’Affaires pays Courtesy Call on CDF

Source: Bahamas Weekly Ms. Stephanie Bowers, US Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy in Nassau paid a courtesy call on Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, on Thursday past. A career Foreign Exchange Officer, Ms. Bowers has held numerous postings in public service throughout the Western Hemisphere. Her career has included appointments…

LIAT CEO: Taxes on flights too high

Source: Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) Caribbean governments are being encouraged to revisit the level of taxation on airline tickets. Link: LIAT CEO: Taxes on flights too high

FLOW Renews Relationship With Spencer

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – Tens of thousands of Saint Lucians were able to stay up after midnight last Saturday to witness … The post FLOW Renews Relationship With Spencer appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: FLOW Renews Relationship With Spencer

India introduces death penalty for child rapists

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  India’s Cabinet has approved the introduction of the death penalty for child rapists, amid uproar over a series of high-profile cases. The change to the country’s penal code applies to those convicted of raping a child under the age of 12. There have been nationwide protests in recent weeks over…

Paba: Still No Report from Fire Department!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Nearly a month after a fire of unknown origin destroyed the Folk Research Centre there has been no enlightening word from the fire department. The FRC staff has been operating from the offices of the Cultural Development Foundation. This week Msgr. Patrick Anthony said: “We haven’t gotten a report

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Source: The Voice THE old saying that two wrongs don’t make a right still exists, but further, one should never consider remaining wrong … The post Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Promises Only Comfort Fools!

Source: The Voice I recently talked with someone in the public service who estimates that this Government is on track to lose projects … The post Promises Only Comfort Fools! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Promises Only Comfort Fools!

PM Takes Decisive Steps

Source: The Voice I SPEAK today for myself, my family and a host of others at home and abroad who live in fear … The post PM Takes Decisive Steps appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: PM Takes Decisive Steps

Ramdin hits out at fake news

Source: Newsday Red Force and West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin has hit out at the fake news circulating on a website which said he had been arrested in New York after attempting to smuggle 20 kilogrammes of cocaine at JFK Airport. Ramdin, in a video posted on Twitter today, said the information… Link:

More Talks of Cannabis Legalization

Source: The St. Lucia Star Another country is gearing up to legalize marijuana. By the end of summer, Canada will see the legislative change take effect, making medicinal recreational and commercial use of the herb no longer a criminal offence. On Tuesday April 17, Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne also made headlines when, at

End Plastic Pollution: Our Lives Depend on it

Source: The St. Lucia Star Earth Day is an internationally recognized day to celebrate the Earth and raise awareness of issues which threaten the planet. Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22nd since 1970. It has grown over the decades and according to Earth Day Network, over 1 billion people participate in

Gayle force takes Kings XI top of the standings

Source: Stabroek News KOLKATA, India, CMC – Talismanic West Indies opener Chris Gayle uncorked another gem of a half-century as Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets under Duckworth/Lewis, to storm to the top of the Indian Premier League standings here today. Link: Gayle force takes Kings XI top of

Guyanese UK group donates to First Lady’s projects

Source: Stabroek News First Lady, Sandra Granger on Tuesday received a donation of £2000 from the Guyana United Kingdom (UK) Social Development Association (GUSDA) in support of her activities aimed at empowering women and girls in Guyana. Link: Guyanese UK group donates to First Lady’s projects

Child poisoning reports on the rise

Source: Antigua Observer There has been a noticeable increase in the number cases of child poisoning being brought to the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre. That is according to the hospital’s Marketing and Communications Head, Salma Crump. Our newsroom reached out to her after her department contacted OBSERVER Radio to put together a…

Hermangild Francis favours ‘relaxing’ ganja laws

Source: St. Lucia Times National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has spoken in favour of ‘relaxing’ laws that currently criminalise marijuana. Francis, a former Deputy Police Commissioner, was among persons present in Soufriere Friday for a march by ganja advocates in support of decriminalising cannabis. Asked why he chose to show up at the activity,…

Homicide 2018

Source: St. John Source A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2018 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. The Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing. STX – 1 Territory – 1 Date of death – Jan. 6 The…

IPL: Gayle, Rahul launch Kings XI to the top

Source: iNews Guyana It is quite rare that T20 matches are decided in the Powerplay. Saturday was one such day when Kings XI Punjab’s openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle outmuscled Kolkata Knight Riders’ Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa to put them on top of the points table after a rain-hit clash. While…

Man Killed in Kirwan Terrace Shooting

Source: St. John Source A report of shots fired Friday afternoon left a man dead in the Kirwan Terrace Housing Community, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim’s identify was withheld by police pending notification of next of kin. It was the eight homicide in the territory since the beginning of the year, the…

RFP-014-2018 (P)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Proposal No: RFP-014-2018 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Department of Public Works is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) to provide Asphalt Road Patching on the Island of St. Croix. Proposals…

Yogi to bring back boxing

Source: Nation Newspaper One of Barbados’ best is leading boxing’s big comeback. One-time Olympic pugilist Edward “Yogi Bear” Neblett is making his return to the ring as a promoter again for a four-bout card in June at the Wildey… Link: Yogi to bring back boxing

Live Video: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

Source: Bernews The 2018 Agriculture Exhibition Show continues at the Botanical Gardens, with today [April 21] marking the third, and final day, of the three-day annual event. There are, as always, a wide variety of exhibits, activities and events available at the annual event, and you can view photo galleries from the… Link:

Government invests in infrastructure

Source: St. Lucia Times by Julita Peter, GIS The Government of Saint Lucia will be undertaking a comprehensive infrastructure rehabilitation programme with the three-prong aim to increase productivity, guard against extreme weather events, and enhance the island’s competitiveness as a destination for business and tourism. Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet, during the delivery of…

85-year-old elderly woman raped in Corentyne home

Source: iNews Guyana An 85-year-old Corentyne, Berbice woman, who is said to be visually impaired and has difficulty hearing, was reportedly raped in her home. The incident which occured sometime at about 04:00h on Sunday morning reportedly left the elderly woman in an unconscious state. This publication was informed that the woman lives…

Video: ‘Save Of The Game’ By Zakhari Turner

Source: Bernews A save by Bermudian goalkeeper Zakhari Turner during the Bermuda vs Canada match in the U17 CONCACAF Women’s Championships in Nicaragua has been named the ‘Save of the Game.’ CONCACAF said, “Goalkeeper Zakhari avoided Canada’s second goal. A double shot inside the area of the forward Jordyn Huitema first hit… Link:

Investing for Growth

Source: The St. Lucia Star PPPs help the public sector share the risk, and the cost, of infrastructure investment. Low levels of investment are holding the Caribbean back from achieving its full economic potential.  When it comes to public investment, governments across the Caribbean are not getting enough bang for their bucks – and

Nevis Culturama 44 Media Launch

Source: Carib Vision Culturama…Nevis’ premier festival is a unique celebration of the most significant milestone in the island’s history, the emancipation of slaves in the 1830s. It is a 12-day focus on all aspects of Nevisian arts and culture featuring: Senior/Junior KAISO Contests Miss Culture Queen Pageant/Talented Youth Pageant Miss Swimwear Pageant/Mr. Kool…

Name mix-up lands woman in court

Source: Jamaica Star There was high drama in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish court yesterday when a woman, Annastacia Feron, was mistaken for an accused man.Reports are that in 2015, Feron was on her way to Clarendon and was seeking transportation in downtown Kingston… Link: Name mix-up lands woman in court

 CJ: Courts continue to work

Source: Nation Newspaper The Courts at the Supreme Court Complex on White Park Road, St Michael, continue to function. This confirmation came today from Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, during a press briefing in the Judges’… Link:  CJ: Courts continue to work

Blanking the probe

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Videos: Canada U17 Team Defeat Bermuda

Source: Bernews Canada defeated Bermuda 3-0 in the first match for both teams in Group B of the U17 CONCACAF Women’s Championships taking place in Nicaragua. The CONCACAF report said, “Canada strongly battled to be able to defeat three goals to zero to a well-organized Bermuda in the first match for both teams in… Link:

GWI shelterbelt to get US$3.5M rehabilitation

Source: iNews Guyana More than sixty years after its first major rehabilitation, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) will receive another set of rehabilitative works, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Richard Van West-Charles announced. The US$3.5 million project, funded through a grant from the European Union (EU) and a loan from the Inter-American Development…

62-Year-Old Found In ‘Non-Responsive State’

Source: Bernews Police have confirmed that a 62-year-old man was found in a “non-responsive state” in Southampton this morning [April 21]. A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to a report of an incident that took place at on South Road in Southampton. “Upon police arrival it was ascertained that a 62-year-old English… Link:

Haiti – Chile : A trafficking network of Haitian migrants dismantled

Source: Haiti Libre An investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office Paola Zárate in Santiago (Chili) on Chilean travel agencies, helped dismantle a network of Haitian smuggling and arrest 5 people 3 Haitians, 1 Chilean… Link: Haiti – Chile : A trafficking network of Haitian migrants dismantled

EYEWITNESS: Return of…

Source: iNews Guyana …the Empire This business going on in London with the “Commonwealth” is getting to be just too ridiculous for your Eyewitness. First of all, there’s Queen Elizabeth’s reminder to the gathered heads of the 53 member states that the whole shebang was created for all intents and purposes back in…

A hand most players will get wrong

Source: The Royal Gazette Today at the crack of dawn OK 9. 30am the Bridge Club will host the 2018 Mixed Pairs Championship, which will be held all day with the second session taking place immediately after a lunch break. I expect to see a strong field for this one and full post the…

Government House to go greener

Source: The Royal Gazette Government House plans to ditch single-use plastics for events and in its day-to-day operations. John Rankin, the Governor, said Government House would also encourage its suppliers to take steps to cut back on the use of disposable plastics. He said We are all increasingly aware of the risks to our…

Zebras dominate top awards

Source: The Royal Gazette Like they did on the field, PHC Zebras dominated at the Bermuda Football Association awards last night at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, with midfielder Marco Warren voted the Premier Divisions Most Valuable Player. Scott Morton was voted Coach of the Year after leading the team to four trophies in…

Lump-sum investing usually works best

Source: The Royal Gazette The combination of a long bull market, high valuations, rising interest rates and increased volatility can make investors nervous about putting money to work in the market. But many of those sitting on cash missed out on huge gains in stocks. There are three options for deploying large cash allocations…

Retirement what are your concerns?

Source: The Royal Gazette ltigtThis new monthly series on retirement, will be featured in the third week of every month. ltigtRetirement is a big deal everywhere. Longevity in so many countries has produced long-tailed retiree populations of epic proportions. Governments, the last resort for individual social care, worry about oldster statistics,. .. Link:

Man denies child porn charges

Source: The Royal Gazette A Devonshire man has denied a string of child pornography charges. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty at Supreme Court to eight counts of accessing child pornography. The offences are alleged to have taken place between April 2010 and March 2015. The man, who…

Dont make financial promises you cant keep

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Dave,My husband and I are just starting Baby Step one of your plan. Prior to this, we told my two nephews we would buy them laptop computers for college. They dont get a lot of encouragement or support from their immediate family, so we try to help them when…

New projects, initiatives for Fire Service

Source: St. Lucia Times By Julita Peter, GIS: Minister for Home Affairs, Justice, and National Security, Sen. Hon. Hermangild Francis, has lauded officers of the Saint Lucia Fire Service, for their dedicated service. The Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Minister said the men and women of the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) continue…

21 Apr Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News   21 Apr Sat 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light to moderate east to northeasterly winds along with slight to moderate seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours due to a weak pressure gradient across the Caribbean. Radar images show isolated showers in and around…

Lamont Marshall Breaks Seven Year Old Record

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Lamont Marshall has broken a 7 year old Bermuda National Record while competing in the Mt. Sac Relays in California. Competing in the Men’s 10,000m Invite Marshall finished 35th overall clocking a time of 30:08.21. Marshall’s time took 12 seconds off his own Record Time of 30:20.54 he set… Link:

Registration department and court return to usual location

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that all regular business will resume at the Supreme Court Complex, White Park Road, St Michael, from Monday, April 23. However, they will have new hours of operation…. Link: Registration department and court return to usual location

Private sector bodies object to Government’s new VAT policy

Source: Guyana Times …Finance Ministry denies making changes A number of private sector organizations have come out swinging against measures from the state’s tax regime — measures that have started biting into the livelihoods of exporters. However, this development comes even as Government is distancing itself from such changes. Finance Minister Winston Jordan…

No need for gold refinery – Jagdeo

Source: Guyana Times …as GGMC workers walk off job over mercury issues One week after Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman had announced the impending arrival of a South African team to explore the possibility of setting up a gold refinery, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has there is no need for a refinery. Rather,…

Seized vessel linked to senior Govt, sport officials

Source: Guyana Times Suspected fuel smuggling On the heels of a dramatic Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) operation that netted a ship suspected of smuggling fuel, it has emerged that persons ranging from senior Government functionaries to sport officials may have links to the vessel. According to reports in sections of the media, the…

Rusal asks Russia for liquidity support

Source: Guyana Times Reuters reported on Friday that Russian companies hit by US sanctions, including aluminum giant Rusal, have asked for 100 billion rubles (US$1.6 billion) in liquidity support from the Government. The country’s Finance Minister, Anton Siluanov, Rusal operations in Linden was quoted by Interfax news agency making the announcement, Reuters reported.…

Azad leads West-Side All Stars to crushing win

Source: Guyana Times A muscular 40-ball 119 from Azad Azeez propelled West-Side All Stars to a 59-run win over Legends XI in the Royston Ramsarran Welcome Home feature softball match at Thirst Park on Thursday night. Azeez hit 13 massive sixes and nine fours in an entertaining knock that saw the West-Side All-Stars…

An act of disrespect – Tabor

Source: Antigua Observer “We look at it as an act of disrespect and incompetence…the recipient of the award has not even received any official communication.” That was the response of Senator Damani Tabor to the government’s announcement that it intends to name a sports complex and community centre in honour of former prime…

Man jailed for stealing from eye doctor

Source: Antigua Observer Shastri Lopez has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for breaking into and stealing from Dr. Alvin Edwards’ home last September. The convicted man pleaded guilty before All Saints Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel when the prosecution called the case for trial this week. Lopez admitted that on September 3, he…

New BoE chairperson appointed

Source: Antigua Observer The Board of Education has a new chairperson. Head of the Undergrad Department at the Antigua State College, Denise Gardiner was recently appointed to the post. Gardiner told OBSERVER media that her initial appointment is for two years and she will meet with the board for the first on Tuesday.…

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

Source: The Montserrat Reporter KIM TONG-HYUNG and ERIC TALMADGE Yahoo.com Associated Press•April 21, 2018    see here North Korea Suspends Nuclear, Long-Range Missile Tests, Will Close Testing Site   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul…

San Pedro shows amazing support for cricket

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018In an amazing show of support for its under-10 cricketers, the sleepy village of San Pedro Poole came alive on Friday evening with hundreds showing up to support the future cricketers of this country. Villagers came out in their numbers, some sitting under trees, others on…

Whisper to Control Unit

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kelvin NPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018Whisper Light is my selection to win today’s feature event over 1,100 metres on the main track at Santa Rosa Park in Arima. Whisper Light which ran a brave race last time out will not doubt have come on from that outing and therefore must be…

Milo targets 5 footballers for Barcelona stint

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018The Good Food, Good Life company is set to give five skilled young footballers, ages 7-12, an opportunity of a football experience of a lifetime abroad, through the second MILO® Football Skills Tournament on Tuesday. Last August, Nestle Milo through its partnership with FC Barcelona (FCB) took…

New house-to-house registration could derail polls, PPP warns

Source: Stabroek News The opposition PPP yesterday said that the PNCR’s call for a house-to-house registration exercise to produce a new voters’ list “reeks of desperation” and could derail local government elections set for later this year and even the 2020 general elections. Link: New house-to-house registration could derail polls, PPP warns

Walkout shuts down GGMC’s Brickdam office

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission’s (GGMC) Brickdam Office was shut down yesterday morning after scores of workers walked out, in protest against the ongoing mercury burning at the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) lab. Link: Walkout shuts down GGMC’s Brickdam office

Disabled Berbice woman, 86, raped in home

Source: Stabroek News A visually-impaired and bedridden 86-year-old woman was raped in her home at Berbice early last Friday morning and her family is now calling for justice. Link: Disabled Berbice woman, 86, raped in home

Thomas calls for local ownership of corruption fight

Source: Stabroek News With the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) close to mounting its first set of cases, its Director Professor Clive Thomas yesterday made an appeal for Guyanese to take ownership of the fight against corruption, while saying that there has been an over-reliance on foreign help. Link: Thomas calls for local

Cricket Update from the BNCA

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Tues. Apr. 17, 2018– Greetings from the Belize National Cricket Association (BNCA)! There were some great matches played over the weekend in the Sir Barry Bowen Harrison Parks Cricket Competition 2018. In Rancho Dolores, Police Cricket Club went […] Link: Cricket Update from the BNCA

Mayor Darrell Bradley’s $133,000 concert spree

Source: Amandala News The money was spent on a pre-election concert at BTL Park BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 19, 2018– The Belize City Council, under former UDP Mayor Darrell Bradley, apparently was used as a cash cow for all kinds of questionable things […] Link: Mayor Darrell Bradley’s 3,000 concert spree

Callender heads 6 T&T athletes for Grenada

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018National sprint champion Emmanuel Callender and quarter-miler Lalonde Gordon are listed among six athletes that will compete at the Grenada Invitational this evening at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in St George’s. The others are hurdlers Sparkle Mc Knight, Emanuel Mayers and Jameel Joseph and middle distance…

No witch-hunt …Min Harmon says charges against Singh, Brassington stem from thorough probes

Source: Guyana Chronicle …restates govt’s commitment to transparency, ending corruption GOVERNMENT on Friday again reiterated its commitment to transparency and the stamping out of corruption here and asserted that the recent charges of public misconduct against two former PPP officials were not politically motivated or directed, but rather stemmed from the results of…

SARA gears up for court action

Source: Guyana Chronicle …fine-tuning 10 cases, probing another 50 DETERMINED to stamp out corruption here, the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) said it will be moving to the court later this year recover assets stolen from the state. Director of SARA Professor Clive Thomas, broke the news to reporters Friday just before the…

Gold Board lab to be moved soon

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday convened a special meeting with officials of the Guyana Gold Board and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission to discuss and resolve ongoing issues of the threat of mercury emissions and the closure of the laboratory attached to the Guyana Gold Board. In…

Beepats sales rep faked $2.5M robbery

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 27-year-old sales representative attached to Beepats and Sons in Georgetown is presently in police custody assisting with investigation concerning a robbery she allegedly faked. She admitted to police Friday morning after intense grilling. Nisa Azeez admitted that she made a false report to the police. The woman who resides…

Major works for Shelter-belt plant

Source: Guyana Chronicle …as GWI, Mexican firm sign US$3.5M pact THE rehabilitation and expansion of the Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) water treatment facility at Shelter-belt has been kick-started with the signing of a US$3.5M contract on Friday between GWI and a Mexican company. The contract was signed by GWI Chief Executive Officer (CEO),…

Celebrating creative entrepreneurs

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018The upcoming event, Creative Juice: A Creative Entrepreneur Expo highlights and celebrates entrepreneurs in the creative field. The expo takes place tomorrow at the Pleasantville Community Centre, San Fernando. The event is being put on by the Youth Can Create programme, as the final year project…

Lazy people! – Canadian politician apologises after labelling Jamaicans as unproductive weedheads

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Faced with a social media backlash, Canadian Legislative Assembly member Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, has backtracked on claims that Jamaicans are lazy and underproductive because of their excessive use of ganja.Smith-McCrossin, a member of the Legislative Assembly… Link: Lazy people! – Canadian politician apologises after labelling Jamaicans as unproductive weedheads

Expo Jamaica 2018 goes nuts for for Crazy Jim

Source: Jamaica Gleaner For longstanding ice cream purveyors Crazy Jim, Expo Jamaica 2018 is proving to be the ideal springboard into the retail market, which it will now supply with 11 premium gold flavours.One of the more popular exhibitors at the four-day show-and-tell… Link: Expo Jamaica 2018 goes nuts for for Crazy Jim

JUTC running ads against preaching on buses

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is currently running advertisements in the media, appealing to lay preachers who attempt to win souls on the state-run buses to discontinue the practice.JUTC’s Communications Manager Cecil Thoms told The… Link: JUTC running ads against preaching on buses

Homestead division by-election set for May 18

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Voters will be going to the polls on May 18 to elect a new councillor for the Homestead municipal division in South Central St Catherine.The candidates are Mark McLean of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Janet Grayson for the People’s National… Link: Homestead division by-election set for May 18

SARA working on 10 major cases to send overseas

Source: Kaieteur News Director of SARA, Dr. Clive Thomas The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) will begin recovery proceedings for 10 cases later this year. Director of SARA, Dr. Clive Thomas, told local media that the agency is in the process of reviewing “well over 50 to 60” cases for the recovery of…

Mystical tonka…

Source: Newsday THE tonka bean, a flat, wrinkled legume from South America with an outsize flavour that the federal government in the USA has declared illegal due to the presence of the compound coumarin. Nonetheless, it proliferates on elite American menus. A tiny amount will contribute massive flavour; the taste of the… Link:

Pres Chaguanas wary of Hillview threat

Source: Newsday Nickolai Madray COACH of Presentation College Chaguanas, Roland Hosein, is wary of the threat his team will be facing today when they battle their rivals, and tournament favourites Hillview College, in the second semi-final match of Powergen’s Intercol T20. The first match will be contested between Naparima College and either… Link:

McKnight to compete at Grenada Invitational

Source: Newsday SPARKLE McKnight is among five TT track and field athletes listed to compete in today’s Grenada Invitational, at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium, St George’s. The Meet will get going from 6 pm. McKnight placed seventh in the women’s 400-metre hurdles final at the Commonwealth Games, in the Gold Coast,… Link:

CXC launches Customer Service Charter

Source: Barbados Advocate FROM LEFT: CXC’s Public Relations Manager, Cleveland Sam; Acting CEO of NISE, Tracey Austin; Deputy Chair of CXC, Dr. Marcia Potter; Registrar and CEO of CXC, Glenroy Cumberbatch; and Mildred Daniel, Member of CXC’s Service Charter Working Group at yesterday’s launch. The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has taken a major…


Source: Barbados Advocate Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson (right) speaking during yesterday’s press conference where he assured Barbadians that environmental issues at the Supreme Court Complex have not stopped the Courts from functioning. Looking on is Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne. CHIEF Justice Sir Marston Gibson is assuring members of the…

Nicaragua: Before and After the Social Security Heist

Source: Havana Times The repression unleashed this week by the Ortega shock troops operating under police protection reveals the regime’s fear of social protest. Here are four key points as to why. Link: Nicaragua: Before and After the Social Security Heist

NRCS Announces 2018 Sign-up for Caribbean Conservation Programs

Source: St. John Source National Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) – Caribbean Area sign-up for fiscal year 2018 EQIP funding is now open. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural…

Beach Advisory for April 16-20

Source: St. John Source Oppenheimer Beach, St. John The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of…

CXC promise of speedier service

Source: Nation Newspaper Long waits for documents and results from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has been cut down. Public relations manager Cleveland Sam, during the organisation’s launch of its customer service… Link: CXC promise of speedier service

Passport hitch the hold-up

Source: Nation Newspaper The two fishermen stranded in Venezuela will be there a little bit longer. Kurt Watson and Michael Hawkesworth, who ran aground in Venezuelan waters almost four weeks ago, are ready to head home, but there… Link: Passport hitch the hold-up

Keys back with BARVEN

Source: Nation Newspaper The keys to the bathrooms are back in the hands of the president of BARVEN, heading off a clash between vendors and the Ministry of Agriculture over washroom facilities. Friday the run-in was blamed… Link: Keys back with BARVEN

Fire ravages mechanic shop and cars

Source: Nation Newspaper A mechanic workshop and three cars went up in smoke at Pegwell Boggs, Christ Church, Friday afternoon. The Barbados Fire Service responded with two tenders to a call they got around 2:40 p.m., but… Link: Fire ravages mechanic shop and cars

Legal fraternity toasts Dame Sandra

Source: Nation Newspaper Governor General Dame Sandra Mason was the toast of the legal fraternity yesterday as her former colleagues feted her recent elevation from judge to the post. And she has missed them, she acknowledged… Link: Legal fraternity toasts Dame Sandra

White Helmets to help region

Source: Nation Newspaper Amid forecasts of more and stronger hurricanes affecting the region, an agreement was signed on Thursday between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the White Helmets organisation… Link: White Helmets to help region

Lakers lose 3rd straight

Source: Nation Newspaper Now everyone is treating the champs like chumps. Lumber Company Lakers are really struggling, having dropped their latest contest via Thursday’s 75-57 blowout loss to rivals Station Hill Cavaliers in the… Link: Lakers lose 3rd straight

How to Spend 130 Thousand Dollars on a “Free” Concert

Source: Channel 5 Belize Back in February, the Belize City Council, then controlled by the United Democratic Party, hosted a free concert at the B.T.L. Park marking the anniversary of its remodeling. The event boasted appearances from international artists Baby Cham and Ce’cile and Belizean heavyweights Supa G and Ernestine Carballo among many others.…

The Woes of the Municipal Airstrip

Source: Channel 5 Belize Millions of dollars, as much as seventeen, were spent on the overhaul of the Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airstrip which was launched with much fanfare in November 2016. But a week ago, which is less than two years since its renovation, the runway had to be closed because it needed…

Corozal Man Fell Out of Boat, Now Missing

Source: Channel 5 Belize Lionel Velasquez A thirty-year-old mechanic from Paraiso Village in the Corozal District is missing at sea since Wednesday and his family fears the worst. This afternoon, Anna Leticia Revolorio came to News Five studios on Coney Drive asking for assistance from boaters and pilots to help in the search of…

Search Continues with Eagle Eyes of Coast Guard

Source: Channel 5 Belize Anna Leticia Revolorio Efforts to locate him were immediately conducted by the captain to recover Velasquez, while a ‘man overboard’ distress signal was radioed in to the resort. According to a release issued by the resort, the Belize Coast Guard was contacted within minutes and two additional vessels from the…

Pensioner found dead

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018Police are investigating the death of pensioner Josephine O’Hara, whose decomposed body was found inside a house at Kenny Cyrus Street, Enterprise, Chaguanas, yesterday. Investigators said neighbours called them after reportedly getting a foul stench from her compound. Officers said when they got into her house, they…

Fishermen still stuck in V’zuela

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018The three Cedros fishermen who have been in Venezuela for the past three weeks still cannot leave the country because one of them does not have proper identification. This was confirmed by Cedros councillor Shankar Teelucksingh, who said National Security Minister Edmund Dillon informed him of the…

456 staffers to be regularised

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018UTT, OWTU in critical talksOver 400 University of T&T (UTT) staffers have been promised regularisation and permanent employment in their respective positions, despite the fact that the institution is seeing “financial hard times.”In an OWTU/UTT branch bulletin on the UTT issue yesterday, it was revealed that…

Mahabir-Wyatt: Don’t rush to judge teen yet

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018It could be “nature not nurture” which led a troubled 15-year-old boy to brutally attack his mother on Thursday, head of the Coalition of Domestic Violence, Diana Mahabir-Wyatt, said yesterday. Calling on the public to take a pause before criticising on how the teenager was raised, Mahabir-Wyatt…

Cayman Brac well-water contaminated

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a warning to residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac after officials found  high levels of faecal bacteria contamination in the well water as a result of what could be sewage seepage. Officials urged people not to use well water for drinking, bathing,…

Public Sitting of the Road Traffic Authority Board

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Public Sitting of the Road Traffic Authority Board will be held at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Western Grandstand, Room 37, on the 24th April 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The Board will be considering applications for the grant of Self Drive Cars/Scooters, Variations and Private Schedule Omnibus Franchise, in…

Five Months after Having Our Possessions Seized in Mayari, Cuba

Source: Havana Times Tuesday April 10th marked five months since my friend Jose Antonio Herrera and I had all of our digital communication and work devices seized. On that grey afternoon, on November 10th, they came and took everything they wanted to. Link: Five Months after Having Our Possessions Seized in Mayari, Cuba

Coast Guard busier since Venezuela’s reopening borders

Source: Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Since the borders between Venezuela and the ABC islands are open again, the Coast Guard has become a lot busier. This was reported by the spokesman for the Coast Guard Roderick Gouverneur. Yesterday morning 20 undocumented Venezuelans were arrested at Fuik. The boat was detected by the radar…

Phipps to deliver address on immunization observances

Source: St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Phipps to deliver address on immunization observances From SKNIS BASSETERR, St. Kitts – The Honourable Wendy C. Phipps, minister of state with responsibility for health, will officially address the nation on the observance of the 16th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) and the 7th World Immunization Week. The address will

Díaz-Canel elected president of Cuba

Source: Curacao Chronicle HAVANA – Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez was elected president of Cuba on Wednesday during a session of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP). Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), at the Havana Convention Center, announced the results of the vote on the 604 ballots cast, when…

Jillian Terceira Begins Competing In Germany

Source: Bernews Bermudian equestrian Jillian Terceira began competing in the CSI2* Eschweiler International Horse Jumping event in Germany. On Day One Terceira competed in Three Classes. Competing on the Gold Tour, Terceira and Amarulla finished 2nd clocking a Clear Round time of 57.26 in a field of 61 competitors. On the Diamond Tour Terceira… Link:

Butterfield shares gain 2.9

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank gained strongly in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading to lead The Royal GazetteBSX Index to a 1 per cent gain for the week. Butterfield surged 1. 30, or 2. 9 per cent, to close the day on 46 as 2,201 shares changed hands. The banks US-listed shares…

Cop car blaze suspect charged in unrelated case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Rupert Spence, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the arson attack on two brand new police cars this week, has been charged with arson in another unrelated case. The 32-year-old man from George Town appeared in Summary Court Friday and was remanded in custody in connection with…

Safe thief suspect charged with burglary

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 21-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of burglary Wednesday has now been charged over a commercial break-in last month, where he is accused of making off with a safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash. The break-in happened on Friday, 9 March, at a store in West Shore…

Sanctions-hit Rusal asks Russia for liquidity support – Interfax

Source: Stabroek News MOSCOW,  (Reuters) – Russian companies hit by U.S. sanctions, including aluminium giant Rusal, have asked for 100 billion roubles ($1.6 billion) in liquidity support from the government, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying today. Link: Sanctions-hit Rusal asks Russia for liquidity support – Interfax

Guyanese UK group makes donation to First Lady’s projects

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Guyana United Kingdom Social Development Association (GUSDA) this week  donated a sum of £2000 to First Lady Mrs Sandra Granger which will be utilised to support her programme of activities aimed at empowering women and girls in Guyana. According to the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) , the presentation ceremony…

COTED meeting agrees on CCREE full operationalisation

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 20, CMC – The Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy has ended here with an agreement that work has advanced towards the full operationalisation of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) by…

Secondary school student in brutal attack on mother

Source: The Montserrat Reporter by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 20, CMC –Education Minister Anthony Garcia said that the necessary resources and experts from the Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education will be sent to a secondary school, south of here, after a student is reported to have…

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