Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:19:08 +0000 Sheriff-Mandela contractor to foot bill for road safety works Gov’t undertakes

– meeting with contractor set for next week THE contractor for the Sheriff-Mandela road expansion project, Sinohydro Corporation Ltd., will foot the bill for road safety works undertaken by the Government of Guyana. Minister of Public Infrastructure, Hon. David Patterson, made this disclosure on Monday’s edition of the Department of Public Information’s (DPI) One on

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:24:24 +0000 Lowenfield gets new three-year contract

…PPP commissioners abstained during vote THE Guyana Elections Commission has taken the decision to renew the contract of Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, for another three years as the CEO’s contract comes to an end in March 2020. At the Commission’s statutory meeting on Tuesday, the matter came down to a vote but Opposition-nominated

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:57:42 +0000 Police arrest court security officer

THE stand-off between police and court security guards came to a head on Wednesday and now there are reports of security officers being threatened with arrest by police in the coming days for asking police officers to be scanned before they are allowed to enter the court building. On Wednesday, an acting ASP arrested a security guard at the Mayaro magistrates' court for allegedly obstructing him in his duties after the guard tried to scan him on entry to the courthouse. The Judiciary confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, saying the court security officer directed the policeman to follow procedure by walking through the scanner in order to enter the court building. The statement said the security officer was arrested and detained for several hours at the Mayaro police station. The Judiciary also confirmed reports by security officers at other courts being threatened with arrest. It said these reports are of grave concern. “The Judiciary considers it necessary to po

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:32:16 +0000 Post Office Sponsors Community Initiative

The Acting Post Master General Susan Moore-Williams has pledged the Bermuda Post Office’s support for the Gina Spence Productions Annual Christmas Community Festival, to be held on Saturday, December 14 at the Rubber Tree which is in the same location as the Warwick Post Office. “The BPO is happy to be one of the lead […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:25:16 +0000 Five new free zone companies will create 1,898 jobs

Santo Domingo.- The National Export Free Zones Council (CNZFE) on Tue. issued the permits to install five new companies, which are expected to create 1,898 direct jobs. During a meeting of the Council, Industry and Commerce minister Nelson Toca Simó, said the new companies, for their development and operation of productive activities, have estimated an investment of more than RD$793 million and income of over US$9 million. In a statement the CNZFE said that among the activities of the approved companies figure the manufacture of doors, windows and boxes, a call center and textile manufacturing. The companies will be located in the provinces of San Cristóbal, San Francisco de Macorís and Santo Domingo.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:18:25 +0000 Key Insurance Company Limited (KEY) – Withdrawal of Rights Issue

Key Insurance Company Limited’s (KEY) advisory: “Key Insurance Company Limited advises its shareholders and other stakeholders that Items A(1), (2), (3), (4) and B of the Directors’ Resolution on 2 December 2019 as regards the proposed Rights Issue were withdrawn and therefore were not considered by the shareholders at the Extraordinary General meeting convened on […] The post Key Insurance Company Limited (KEY) – Withdrawal of Rights Issue appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:14:52 +0000 UNDP to sponsor Dorian aid conference at Baha Mar

A press conference to announce the United Nations donor pledge conference in January 2020 between the government of The Bahamas and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was held at the Office of the Prime Minister on West Bay Street yesterday. From left are Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness Iram Lewis, Prime Minster Dr. Hubert Minnis and UNDP Resident Repre

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:45:22 +0000 Jay Donawa 5K Fun Road Race Set For Dec 15

The Jay Donawa 5K Fun Road Race will be held on Sunday [Dec 15], with walkers to start at 8.00am and runners to start at 8.30am. A spokesperson said, “It’s that time of the year, with the third annual Jay Donawa 5K Fun Road Race to take place on Sunday, December 15. Walkers will start […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:00:22 +0000 Video: Dec 11th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Former police officer Kyle Wheatley sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, Chet Wilmot ‘makes contact with police’, OBA’s Scott Pearman said that Litigation Guardians are welcome, but need details’, Home-Grown Alternatives Show held, Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photography Competition finalists, Heather  Nova Singer/Songwriter Competition, Jamie Madison donates to Family Centre, Dr Pamela Coleman to speak at “Docs for Dinner” […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:31:42 +0000 Photos: Premier Attends BOM Seniors Party

Premier David Burt attended the Bermuda Overseas Mission’s 21st Annual Seniors Party, and raffled off 2 airline tickets compliments of the Government of Bermuda. Premier Burt posted the photos on Instagram, saying: “Happy to support the Bermuda Overseas Mission’s 21st Annual Seniors Party. Hats off to the organisers and volunteers who had the place packed […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:56:58 +0000 NMAC Welcomes Dr. Jeffrey MacLeod

Dr. Jeffrey MacLeod has joined the staff of Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center [NMAC]. A spokesperson said, “Dr. MacLeod brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare to NMAC, having studied medicine and surgery at Flinders University in South Australia, before completing the Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice in the United Kingdom. “In 2013, […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:10:00 +0000 Gov’t offers weekend tax break

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is offering shoppers a three-day relief, this weekend, from paying the full Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST). The concession which began in 2012 under the United Progressive Party administration, was usually offered for two consecutive weekends. However, according a press release from the Inland Revenue Department, the Cabinet, after meeting on December 4th, “agreed to reduce the Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax rate, from 15% to 5%, starting from Friday December 13th to midnight Sunday December 15th, 2019. Thereafter, on Monday December 16th 2019, the tax rates shall revert to the normal legislated […] The post Gov’t offers weekend tax break appeared first on Antigua Observer Newspaper.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:45:00 +0000 Sailing absent as 19 associations make good on sports awards nominations

By Neto Baptiste Three national associations failed to meet last Friday’s deadline for the submission of their nominees for February’s Vita Malt National Sports Awards. Most noticeable amongst those failing to meet the December 6th deadline was the Antigua and Barbuda Sailing Association. Sailing, after hosting the 2019 Optimist World Championship from 6th -16th July, would have been in the running for the association of the year award while a number of young sailors would have performed well throughout the judging period. The Antigua and Barbuda Warri Association and the Contract Bridge Association also failed to meet the nomination deadline. […] The post Sailing absent as 19 associations make good on sports awards nominations appeared first on Antigua Observer Newspaper.

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