Sat, 30 May 2020 01:14:54 +0000 Hopkins Double Murder, a Burglary Gone Bad

As we reported on Thursday, police believe that they have cracked the case of the double murder of tour guide operator Quintin Espinosa and U.S. national Roland Burley, which occurred [...]

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Sat, 30 May 2020 01:20:32 +0000 D.F.C. Steps in to Assist Tourism Stakeholders

The Prime Minister today announced a measure to assist the ailing tourism sector. The Development Finance Corporation has been tapped by government to assist with the financial recovery of the [...]

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Sat, 30 May 2020 04:59:21 +0000 Flaring of natural gas was intended for short-term — Dr Bynoe

WHILE there have been several criticisms pertaining to ExxonMobil’s offshore flaring of natural gas, Director of the Department of Energy (DoE), Dr. Mark Bynoe has noted that the said activity was catered for in the Environmental Management Plan of the block’s operator, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL). Reports are that ExxonMobil flared over

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Sat, 30 May 2020 04:59:11 +0000 Credibility of polls crucial before declaration

…Alexander says elections results will not be declared based on ballots recounted …insists observation report will be examined to determine credibility of polls WHILE in principle the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is leaning towards June 13 as the new deadline for the completion of the national recount as proposed by the Elections Secretariat, it remains

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Sat, 30 May 2020 04:59:06 +0000 Giftland Mall owes City Council over $103M

– As council struggles to find finance to run city THE Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine, disclosed to reporters on Friday that the Giftland Mall in Turkeyen owes the city over $103M in rates and taxes. In fact, he pointed out that since the mall was opened in 2015, the owner never paid its rates

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Sat, 30 May 2020 00:59:51 +0000 TTPBA: PM anti-media rant can prompt 'dangerous behaviour'

THE TT Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA) has said the Prime Minister's rant against the media during Thursday's post-Cabinet conference can result in journalists being put in danger. Dr Rowley, commenting on news reports over the TT/US diplomatic row – following a visit by Venezuela’s president – said there were no independent media houses in the country and all media outlets had interests to protect. The TTPBA in a media release on Friday, said that as an individual he is free to hold an opinion, but as Prime Minister elected by the citizens, he must have an expectation, as a member of government, of being held accountable. "The position of our Prime Minister is familiar and over the decades the media has been subjected to similar comments by our country’s leaders. Prime ministers and governments change, but media remains. It is also normal in an election year that tension between incumbents and the media heightens. It is déjà vu chatter!" The TTPBA said that over the years the media has experienced cyberbullying by politicians: a prime minister going to a radio station and pulling the plug; threats of revocation of a broadcast licence and the refusal to grant a broadcast license; attempts to fetter freedom of speec

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Sat, 30 May 2020 00:02:29 +0000 JSE Notice to All Listed Companies Re: Holding of Invalid AGMs

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (“JSE”) notes with concern reports in the media, and complaints from various stakeholders, which suggest that some companies have held, or have issued notices which suggest that they are planning to hold, Annual General Meetings in a manner which the JSE and the Companies Office of Jamaica have previously warned would […] The post JSE Notice to All Listed Companies Re: Holding of Invalid AGMs appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Sat, 30 May 2020 00:03:19 +0000 Lasco Manufacturing Limited (LASM) Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2020

LML Audited Financial Statements – March 31, 2020 Letter to Shareholders – March 2020 The post Lasco Manufacturing Limited (LASM) Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2020 appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 23:05:51 +0000 35 girls under 12 give birth over seven-year period

SOME 35 girls, age 12 or under, gave birth in a seven-year period. This was revealed the thirteenth report of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on Social Services and Public Administration recently laid in Parliament. These figures were collected at the main public hospitals in Port of Spain, San Fernando, Mount Hope, Sangre Grande, and Tobago for 2008-2015. In that period, some 2,645 girls age 13-16 gave birth. Some 11,717 girls age 17-19 also became mothers. This sum of 14,397 teenage and pre-teenage girls giving birth made up nine per cent (one in 11) of all births. The area with the highest number of teen births was Port of Spain followed by St George East, while the lowest rate was in St Patrick. The report cited Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi in 2016 saying that for 2011-2015, some 764 abortions were done on girls 13-19 at three major public hospitals. The JSC said, “TT has one of the lowest rates of adolescent pregnancy in the region.” It said the adolescent fertility rate in TT fell from 86 cases per 1,000 girls in 1980 to 34 cases per 1,000 in 2015. The Latin America and Caribbean regional average rate is 66 cases per 1,000, compared to a world average of 46 cases, and a US rate of 30 cases and a Canada rate of 11

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Fri, 29 May 2020 23:13:18 +0000 Carreras Limited (CAR) Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2020

Carreras_Limited_Signed_FS_March2020 Carreras_Shareholdings_Mar2020 The post Carreras Limited (CAR) Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2020 appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 23:21:10 +0000 Lasco Distributors Limited (LASD) Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 March 2020

LASD Report to the Shareholders March 2020 Lasco Distributors 2020 FS LASD Shareholdings as at March 2020 The post Lasco Distributors Limited (LASD) Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 March 2020 appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 21:14:53 +0000 NCB Financial Group Limited (NCBFG) Announces Senior Management Appointment at National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited

NCB Financial Group Limited (NCBFG) Announces Senior Management Appointment at National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited NCB Financial Group Limited (NCBFG) has advised of the appointment of Mrs. Anne McMorris-Cover as Head of Enterprise Operations at its major Jamaican banking subsidiary, National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited, effective June 1, 2020. The post NCB Financial Group Limited (NCBFG) Announces Senior Management Appointment at National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 20:20:51 +0000 State agrees to compensate man accidentally shot by police

THE STATE has agreed to compensate a Marabella man who was accidentally shot in the hip by police who were chasing masked individuals outside a bar in the area in 2016. Kendell Wright filed a personal injury claim against the State seeking compensation for loss of earnings, physiotherapy, and other medical expenses. A consent order was entered into by the State before Justice James Aboud who signed off on it. It was agreed that Wright would be paid $101,349.32 in damages and interest and $9,000 in costs. Wright said he was outside Foxy’s Bar, Southern Main Road, Marabella, on September 19, 2016, buying a burger when he saw a group of masked individuals running towards a small lane next to the bar. He said shortly after, two policemen followed the direction the men disappeared and began shooting. Wright said the police fired no warning shots and everyone who were outside the bar took cover to avoid being hit. He said after the gunfire stopped, he felt a burning sensation in his hip. Wright said one police officer tried to arrest him, but patrons at the bar told him he was not one of the masked individuals they were chasing. Wright, who was represented by attorney Josiah Soo-Hon, said in his claim that the police did not take him to

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Fri, 29 May 2020 20:17:51 +0000 Tobago man on sex charge against girl, 12

A 31-year-old plumber was granted $150,000 bail after appearing in court for sexual touching, kidnapping and false imprisonment of a 12-year-old girl. On Thursday, Atiba Lewis of Sunset Valley, Moriah appeared before the Scarborough magistrates virtual court to answer charges over a May 15 incident. The charges were laid indictably and Lewis was ordered to report to the Moriah Police Station once per week. He will reappear in court on June 15. WSRP Corbin Clarke of the Child Protection Unit laid the charges. The post Tobago man on sex charge against girl, 12 appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 19:23:53 +0000 1 new positive case as next plans for reopening announced

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee Friday reported one new case of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands, which is believed to have been a community acquired case and was found through the country's screening programme.  The post 1 new positive case as next plans for reopening announced appeared first on Cayman Compass.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 19:44:51 +0000 EC Central Bank: Covid19 provides opportunities

EASTERN Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) senior project specialist Shelby Welsh on Thursday said the covid19 pandemic has provided opportunities for advancement in the digital realm. Welson expressed this view during a virtual meeting hosted by the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organisations (CANTO). With physical and social distancing being part of the new normal around the world, Lewis said there are greater opportunities now that in the pre-covid19 period for digital. "Digital is here," she said,. With almost everyone chats on WhatsApp, virtual government and virtual meetings in countries which are scheduled to have elections are becoming a norm, Lewis said, "Covid19 has been a watershed moment for all of us." She said it opens the conversation about whether people use digital technology to be a consumer or provide a service. In this regard, Lewis said covid19 has placed priority on projects such as the ECCB Digital EC Currency (DXCD) pilot project which was launched on March 12, 2019. The pilot involves a securely minted and issued digital version of the EC dollar (DXCD). Lewis explained the objective of the pilot is to assess the potential efficiency and welfare gains that could be achieved: deeper financial inclusion, ec

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Fri, 29 May 2020 19:23:53 +0000 1 new positive case reported as next plans for reopening announced

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee Friday reported one new case of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands, which is believed to have been a community acquired case and was found through the country's screening programme.  The post 1 new positive case reported as next plans for reopening announced appeared first on Cayman Compass.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 19:19:54 +0000 BSE Trading Report Package May 29, 2020

BSE Trading Report May 29, 2020 BSE Share Summary May 29, 2020 The post BSE Trading Report Package May 29, 2020 appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 18:29:51 +0000 Man, 74, threatens to sue Judiciary over domestic violence report

A 74-year-old farmer of central Trinidad is threatening to sue the Judiciary over its failure to process his domestic violence application for a restraining order against his son, although such matters have been deemed urgent for hearing during the court’s emergency covid19 shutdown. Attorney Richard Jagessar wrote to the Registrar, warning of legal action in a pre-action protocol letter sent on Tuesday. He said his client lives in fear and continues to be a victim while he waits on the court to hear his matter. Pooran Sarjoo, after an incident with his son, called the hotline for domestic violence matters on May 3. He was told of the screening form for domestic violence court matters. The next day, he completed the form and e-mailed it to the address given for such matters. He also provided police reports between January to April to support his application to have his case heard. Jagessar said he was told, twice, that the matter was engaging the attention of the Chaguanas District Criminal and Traffic Court magistracy registrar. Jagessar said another incident took place on May 21, and he was told by police to make a complaint at the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court so he can get a protection order. Pooran made the report and tried to vis

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Fri, 29 May 2020 14:49:05 +0000 Intense blaze chars part of Bahía Príncipe hotel

Samaná, Dominican Republic.- An intense fire affected the facilities of the Bahía Príncipe hotel in Portillo, Samaná province Friday morning. So far the causes of the fire are unknown, which started around 4:15 in the morning. Preliminary reports establish that the flames completely destroyed the kitchen and affected all the restaurants, bars, and part of the hotel lobby. Firefighters from Sánchez and from Samaná province helped put out the blaze that only left material losses, so far not quantified.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 12:15:33 +0000 Dominican Republic opposition candidate will win in a runoff: poll

Santo Domingo.- Discarded the fact that in the country there is a winner of the elections on July 5 in the first balloting by the pollster Mark Penn Stagwell, everything will be defined in a runoff, which would be won by the candidate of the opposition Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), Luis Abinader said the firm Thursday night. According to the second report of the survey, the opposition candidate “would win” the elections with 46%, while Gonzalo Castillo, an official candidate for the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), would only get 42%. These results are conditional on that second round, scheduled for July 26, taking place on a scenario between Castillo and Abinader, “but with a high of 12% undecided.”

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Fri, 29 May 2020 12:19:30 +0000 Report: Bahamas needs durable solutions for those displaced by Dorian

Devastation on Abaco caused by Hurricane Dorian.An Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) report released yesterday criticized the Bahamas government for what it termed a lack of “durable solutions” for those displaced by Hurricane Dorian. In its report, titled “Displacement in Paradise: Hurricane Dorian Slams The Bahamas”, the IDMC highlighted the uncertainty […] The post

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Fri, 29, May, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Justin Morin appointed non-executive director of tTech

Managed IT services and consulting company tTech Limited has appointed Justin Morin as an independent non-executive director of the company, effective May 25, 2020.Morin is the managing director of Appliance Traders Limited (ATL), a position he has held since October 2019. He is an accomplished business executive with over 19 years' experience spanning strategy, general management, digital transformation, and corporate finance.

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Fri, 29, May, 2020 07:01:00 GMT PIOJ reports GDP contraction for remainder of this year

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) said that in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic it has estimated a gross domestic product (GDP) projection of 0.1 per cent — down from the 0.6 per cent forecast previously held for this fiscal year.

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Fri, 29, May, 2020 07:01:00 GMT COVID-19 tramples economic growth for April-June quarter

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) in its latest review statistics has said that for the April-June quarter the economy could contract by as much as 14.0 per cent as a result of the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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