Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:41:17 +0000 ‘We want them jailed,’ supporters tell president-elect

Santo Domingo.- “We want them jailed, we want them jailed,” chanted the supporters of president-elect, Luis Abinader, at the top of his lungs, while he delivered his victory speech in the party’s campaign headquarters in celebration of his virtual win. Despite the fact that the Central Electoral Board (JCE) has not declared Abinader as the new President, he claimed last night to have won the first round victory. In the end, all his opponents recognized him as such. “We received the result of a huge collective effort and I want to clarify that although the Central Electoral Board (JCE) has not declared the winner, the projections suggest that our victory is irreversible,” he said. Abinader was interrupted on several occasions by those present with the chant. It is important to […]

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:13:09 +0000 Coronavirus kills 10 more Dominicans, total 804

Santo Domingo.- This Monday the number of deaths from coronavirus in the Dominican Republic increased to 804, with 10 more in the last 24 hours. The cases as of today total 38,128, which include 703 new positives in the report released by the Ministry of Public Health. It said that 19,489 people have recovered from the disease.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 04:11:03 +0000 PDP eyes coalition gov’t, even with PNM

Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) political leader Watson Duke, whose party is contesting the two Tobago seats for the general election, said the PDP will stack its chips alongside any interested party willing to put Tobago's interests first. Duke, who last year snubbed an offer to join the One Voice coalition party, comprising TOP, Tobago Forwards and Platform of Truth, said he was open to working with any party once his party took a prominent role. He said in a Facebook video, "We are prepared to lead. Tobago is prepared to lead in a Trinidad and Tobago relationship. We are prepared to have a coalition, we are prepared to work with any political organisation but we must be able to dictate what is required for Tobago and Tobagonians." Duke said he was grateful for the August 10 general election announcement and looks forward to PDP sweeping Tobago. "We are confident that Tobago will be a blackout (PDP's colour is black) in 2020, we look forward to that. I want to say thank you Dr Rowley, thank you so much for giving Tobagonians this opportunity to get rid of you and the PNM, once and for all." Asked on Sunday whether the PNM was one of the parties the PDP would be willing to partner with, PDP deputy political leader Dr Faith BYisrael said, "Any or

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:10:17 +0000 Electoral activities will uptick Covid-19 cases: expert

Santo Domingo.- Govt. public health advisor, Amado Alejandro Báez, on Mon. predicted an increase in Covid-19 cases, “associated with the activities of July 1 and July 5.” He tweeted that the increase in cases will begin to be seen after 14 days (viral cycle) and that “now is the time to isolate control and increase responsiveness.” “With the electoral process already concluded, it is prudent to clarify the current epidemiological situation. Today we saw the highest historical number of COVID-19 is absolute in the DR: 3,645 tests reported 1,241 positives 34% positivity rate.” The country registered 1,241 new cases of coronavirus, the highest number reported in a day since the pandemic began. The total number of infected is 37,425 people, with 794 deaths

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:41:17 +0000 ‘We want them jailed,’ supporters tell presiden-elect

Santo Domingo.- “We want them jailed, we want them jailed,” chanted the supporters of president-elect, Luis Abinader, at the top of his lungs, while he delivered his victory speech in the party’s campaign headquarters in celebration of his virtual win. Despite the fact that the Central Electoral Board (JCE) has not declared Abinader as the new President, he claimed last night to have won the first round victory. In the end, all his opponents recognized him as such. “We received the result of a huge collective effort and I want to clarify that although the Central Electoral Board (JCE) has not declared the winner, the projections suggest that our victory is irreversible,” he said. Abinader was interrupted on several occasions by those present with the chant. It is important to […]

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:12:54 +0000 Kamla drops 10 MPs

UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Sunday night confirmed rumours by dropping ten incumbent Opposition MPs. She also took a gamble by including former Princes Town MP Barry Padarath amid questions as to whether he will be able to return to TT from the US ahead of the August 10 general election. The ten MPs dropped from the UNC slate included: Chaguanas East MP Fazal Karim, St Augustine MP Prakash Ramadhar, Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial, Oropouche West MP Vidya Gayadeen-Gopeesingh, Cumuto/Manzanilla MP Christine Newallo-Hosein and Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie (all of whom had offered themselves for re-selection). Chaguanas West MP Ganga Singh, Caroni East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh, Tabaquite MP Dr Suruj Rambachan and Barataria/ San Juan Dr Fuad Khan had all bowed out beforehand.) The eight MPs successfully re-selected were Persad-Bissessar for Siparia, Padarath for Princes Town, David Lee for Pointe-a-Pierre, Rushton Paray for Mayaro, Lackram Bodoe for Fyazabad, Rodney Charles for Naparima, Rudranath Indarsingh for Couva South and Dr Roodal Moonilal for Oropouche East. The new UNC slate includes several individuals drawn from the Senate, local government and the UNC party executive. It is : Arima Flora Singh AroucaMalone

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:45:54 +0000 Japanese drift legend mourns TT’s ‘drift king’

THE death of 41-year-old Kerry “Drift King” Philip is being felt throughout the country and even in Japan. Among those mourning the popular drift racing star is Japanese professional drifting legend Kenshiro “Ken” Gushi. Philip died in a motorcycle accident in Bon Air Gardens on Saturday evening. Gushi visited TT last August for the Import Convention Pro League Drift event, where he met Philip. In a Facebook post, Gushi, 32, said, “Kerry, my man. I’m deeply saddened by what I’m hearing. I’m hoping it’s not true but if it is, heaven gained an angel. I miss you, brother. The world needs more of you. Rest in paradise, my man. I’ll see you again.” Many local fans and fellow drifters described Philip as the pioneer of the sport in TT and said they are still coming to terms with his death. The post Japanese drift legend mourns TT’s ‘drift king’ appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:00:00 -0400 US officials warn of rare, brain-eating amoeba

Florida - A case of a rare, brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida, according to health officials in the US state. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) said one person in Hillsborough...

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:45:15 +0000 NCB is back IC Top 10

NCB Financial Group is back IC Insider.com Main Market TOP 10 stocks as the price slipped slightly by the end of the week to $135.90. There were no changes to the Junior Market TOP 10 lists. This week’s focus:  NCB shares have been under selling pressure, with the group reporting lower second-quarter profit than the […]

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:59:57 +0000 Update | Ban order rescinded

Englerston Mp Glenys Hanna Martin. Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie has rescinded a letter communicating his decision to ban Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin from Parliament unless she apologized to him for the disrespect he claims she showed toward him and other members during the last sitting. The […] The post Update | Ban order rescinded appeared first on

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Sun, 5, Jul, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Jamaican among four charged with murder of businessman

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC) — Police have charged four people, including a 34-year-old Jamaican with murder after the body of a 64-year-old businessman was found buried behind an unfinished concrete structure in Lowlands, Tobago last month.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:01:49 +0000 Collision, Rider Arrested For Impaired Driving

One motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired, while another one required emergency surgery after a head-on collision involving two motorcycles on South Road in Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 4:45 p.m. on Sunday 5th July, police received a report a two vehicle on South Road in Warwick. “Upon arrival officers […](Click to read the full article)

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:27:56 +0000 Appleby Appoint Tim Faries & Gareth Russell

Appleby Global Services [AGS] announced that Tim Faries has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Gareth Russell has taken the role of COO. A spokesperson said, “Appleby Global Services [AGS] a global fiduciary services provider which was launched by offshore law firm Appleby in 2019, continues to go from strength to strength with the announcement […](Click to read the full article)

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:00:00 -0400 Border closing for first time in 100 years

Sydney - The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the...

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:35:31 +0000 Breaking: Bird, Joseph, Marshall and Quinn Williams Named as UPP Candidates

The following is a press release from the United Progressive Party (UPP): On behalf of the United Progressive Party (UPP), the Political Leader, Harold Lovell, is pleased to name another four members of the slate expected to contest the upcoming General Elections. They are:Sean Bird – St. John’s Rural EastJohnathon Joseph – St. Mary’s NorthCorthwright […] The post Breaking: Bird, Joseph, Marshall and Quinn Williams Named as UPP Candidates appeared first on Antigua Observer Newspaper.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:18:21 +0000 Scotia Group Jamaica Limited – Trading in Shares

Scotia Group Jamaica Limited (SGJ) has advised that a manager purchased 5,208 SGJ shares on June 17, 2020. The post Scotia Group Jamaica Limited – Trading in Shares appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:19:13 +0000 NCB Financial Group (NCBFG) Announces Operational Changes at Subsidiary, NCBJ

Press Release – NCB takes steps to support team and customers in light of operational changes and separations The post NCB Financial Group (NCBFG) Announces Operational Changes at Subsidiary, NCBJ appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:20:15 +0000 Victoria Mutual Investments Limited (VMIL) – Notice of Annual General Meeting

Victoria Mutual Investments Limited (VMIL) – Notice of Annual General Meeting Victoria Mutual Investments Limited (VMIL) has advised that VMIL’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Montego Suite, The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, 81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, in the parish of Saint Andrew on Monday, July 27, 2020. The post Victoria Mutual Investments Limited (VMIL) – Notice of Annual General Meeting appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:10:40 +0000 Commerce wants anti-bogus law enforced

Santo Domingo.-  The National Council of Merchants and Entrepreneurs of the Dominican Republic (CONACERD) on Fri. asked President Danilo Medina to issue as soon as possible the regulations for the application of Law 17-19, for the eradication of illegal trade, smuggling and counterfeiting of regulated products. The CONACERD says the regulation should have taken effect 120 days after the enactment of said law, a fact that occurred on February 20, 2019. In a statement, the executive vice president and general secretary of Conacerd, Antonio Cruz Rojas, said that more than a year and four months after the enactment of the regulation, it has kept the authorities from enforcing the law. “We have all the necessary tools to guarantee that only alcoholic beverages manufactured under the authorities and in faithful compliance […]

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:54:27 +0000 JetBlue lands as Puerto Plata’s airport resumes flights

Puerto Plata.- With the arrival of 116 passengers from New York at 2:08pm on Saturday, on JetBlue flight B6-627, Puerto Plata’s International Airport resumed its suspended operations for more than three months due to Covid-19. Also, about 69 passengers boarded the JetBlue Airbus A321 for return flight B6-1528, leaving at 3:25pm to Kennedy International Airport in the city of New York. Starting Tuesday a daily flight to Miami, operated by American Airlines, will be added from Puerto Plata Airport, which will allow daily flights to two of the main connection centers, from where it will be possible to reach hundreds of destinations around the world.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:56:52 +0000 “The Government Will Conduct An Inquiry”

“The Government will conduct an inquiry and if it is confirmed that rules were violated without reasonable excuse, sanctions will be issued,” the Government said following the circulation of videos showing a social event at a local establishment. Videos of the event, a fundraiser for a charity, circulated on social media and appear to show […](Click to read the full article)

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:15:56 +0000 Scholarships: Roneeyah Jones & Nkosi Edwards

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Sigma Xi Omega Chapter has selected Roneeyah Jones from Berkeley Institute and Nkosi Edwards from CedarBridge Academy as candidates to receive education awards for study at Bermuda College. A spokesperson said, “Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Sigma Xi Omega Chapter have selected two outstanding candidates to receive education awards […](Click to read the full article)

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:35:51 +0000 Video: Community Urged To #ChooseBDA

The digital campaign #ChooseBDA — which aims to encourage locals to support local businesses — has released a video with an aim “to better relay some of the broader messages around this campaign.” A spokesperson said, “The digital campaign #ChooseBDA, was launched in May 2020 to drive in the community about the impact Bermuda residents […](Click to read the full article)

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Vogue Portugal in hot seat over 'madness' issue

Lisbon - Vogue Portugal has responded to criticism over its depiction of mental health treatment on a recent magazine cover saying its aim was to "shine a light" on the important issue. The "Madness...

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:28:40 +0000 Voters shed virus fears and went to polls

Santo Domingo. – The people most vulnerable to Covid-19 were the first to challenge the disease in the elections held yesterday in the country. That is the case of Liropeya Acosta, who was not prevented from getting up early in her 80s, and who is excited to exercise her right to vote as she has done since 1966. Like Acosta, thousands of elderly people went to the 16,000 polling stations, mingling with millions of youth and adults, to elect the President and Vice President, 32 senators and 190 deputies, despite the prevailing health crisis since last March 19. The elections, which had already been postponed on May 17 due to the dangers of contagion to which the 7.6 million voters called were exposed, were held Sunday in order and with […]

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:04:52 +0000 BCA president: Skills transfer must happen at Baker’s Bay

Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) President Michael Pratt said yesterday it’s up to the developers of Baker’s Bay to ensure the proper skills transfer from those 135 Mexican specialized workers to Bahamians. Some Bahamians were in an uproar last week upon the arrival of the Mexican […] The post BCA president: Skills transfer must happen at Baker’s Bay appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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