Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:00:00 -0400 Artistes cautioned about promoters

Barbadian entertainers have been put on notice about international promoters who may be looking to book their talents for a steal. Chief Executive Officer of the Copyright Society of Composers, Authors...

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:26:13 +0000 RBR Soldiers Complete Two-Week UK Exercise

More than 100 soldiers returned home at the weekend after a tough two-week exercise in the UK designed to test their public order and internal security skills The Royal Bermuda Regiment troops were based at Lydd training camp in Kent, where they used realistic villages to hone their public order techniques against opposition proved by […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:00:00 -0400 Airport supports cancer awareness

It was a special occasion for Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. as they twinned with the Barbados Cancer Society Breast Screening Programme to launch its annual GAIA Inc. Goes Pink campaign lighting...

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:59:23 +0000 Your feet matter

International Podiatry Day (IPD) is held each year to draw attention to foot health and podiatry. IPD, which is recognized every year on October 8, focuses on the impact and the dangers of foot and ankle ailments and the contributions of podiatrists to promote foot […] The post Your feet matter appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:38:59 +0000 World champion embracing new role; looking forward to Olympics

Steven Gardiner of The Bahamas, gold, Anthony José Zambrano of Colombia, silver, and Fred Kerley, of the United States, bronze, during the medal ceremony for the men's 400m at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. APAn emotional Steven Gardiner said he wanted to cry as he realized the magnitude of the moment during the medal ceremony of the men’s 400 meters (m) inside the Khalifa International Stadium at the 17th International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Championships in

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:37:39 +0000 Sands encourages Gardiner to forge forward

NACAC President Mike Sands, left, greets new world champion Steven Gardiner, of The Bahamas, following the medal ceremony for the men’s 400m at the 17th International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday. SHELDON LONGLEYFrom one era to the next, from a former 400 meters (m) runner to the current world champion over that distance, and from one Bahamian to another, Mike Sands is encouraging Steven Gardiner to take the mantle and run with it. He said Gardiner is […] The post

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:24:06 +0000 BISX crosses 90-fund threshold

Keith Davies.The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) has crossed the threshold of 90 funds listed on the exchange, BISX’s Chief Executive Officer Keith Davies revealed. Davies said BISX is looking forward to passing the 100-fund listing mark. “Milestones such as this are only possible due to […] The post BISX crosses 90-fund threshold appeared first on The

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:10:20 +0000 Johnson insists immigration laws being carried out humanely

Thousands of residents in The Mudd and Pigeon Peas communities in Abaco were left homeless following the passing of Hurricane Dorian. AHVIA J. CAMPBELLAmid criticism from international organizations, Minister of Immigration Elsworth Johnson said yesterday that it is not inhumane to deport undocumented migrants who were affected by Hurricane Dorian

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:18:04 +0000 Trial in Dominican Republic’s biggest corruption case resumes today

Santo Domingo.- After almost two weeks of recess, the Supreme Court on Tuesday resumes the hearings for the trial against the six charged in the bribes paid by the international construction company Odebrecht. In today’s hearing the high court will rule on the deferred motions, among them a request to recuse some of the judges, including chief justice Luis Henry Molina. The defendants: Odebrecht’s former commercial link in the country, Ángel Rondón; Senator Tommy Galán; former Public Works Minister, Víctor Díaz Rúa; former Senate president, Andrés Bautista; former National Water Institute (INAPA) director Roberto Rodríguez and the lawyer Conrado Pittaluga.

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:48:40 +0000 Imbert challenges OWTU to deliver proposal for refinery

FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert has challenged the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) to demonstrate its ability to deliver its proposal, now that it has won the bid to operate the former Pointe a Pierre refinery. Last month, the OWTU’s wholly owned company, Patriotic Energies and Technologies Company Ltd, was selected from among 77 international companies as the preferred bidder to operate refinery. In his budget presentation on Monday, Imbert said government is happy that the company owned by the union – which previously represented workers employed there – and more importantly, the only local bidder, is the preferred bidder. “We remain confident if the union does its homework and puts its shoulders to the wheel, this strategic and national asset could be brought into operation in the shortest possible time. “It is now up to the OWTU to transition from a proposal to confirmation of its ability to deliver what it has proposed,” Imbert challenged. Since the closure of the state-owned Petrotrin and the refinery one year ago, fenceline communities have experienced some hardship. “The benefits of the restart of the refinery for the communities of Marabella, Pointe-a-Pierre, San Fernando and Gasparillo are obvious...

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:51:45 +0000 Heatwave pedal to Tobago Classic overall team title

AFTER five days of arduous road racing throughout Tobago, Heatwave Cycle Club were crowned overall Division One Team winners, at the 2019 Tobago International Cycling Classic (TICC). Heatwave tallied 311 points over the five gruelling stages, holding off eventual runners-up, Raiders, and third placed Team Pharmaco, which were headed by TT’s most experienced endurance rider, Emile Abraham. Rounding off the top five overall finishers were Support Clean Sport/BSC (156pts) and Marc Pro p/b Gym One (104pts) respectively. In the final and most challenging race on Sunday – the 120km distance which saw cyclists pedal the island’s perimeter – Raiders’ Clever Martinez (Venezuela) was first to cross the finish line at Esplanade, Scarborough. He triumphed ahead of Heatwave’s silver medallist, Scott McGill (USA) and bronze receiver/teammate, Bryan Gomez (Colombia). Heatwave’s Hasani Hennis (Anguilla) placed fourth while Cyrus Pearo (USA) of Support Clean Sport/BSC was fifth. Prior to the feature race, there were four shorter criterium stages held throughout Tobago which saw Heatwave, Raiders and Team Pharmaco dominate the field. In stage one, Gomez topped the field, followed by Team Clif Bar’s Conor Mullervy (USA) and Heatwa

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:50:39 +0000 Six million-dollar sport sweetener

THE increased tax allowance from $3m to $6m for corporate sponsorship of national sporting activities should inspire medium and larger organisations to give consideration for greater financial contributions toward the development of our local sportsmen and women. So says president of the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC), Brian Lewis, following the National Budget presentation by Finance Minister, Colm Imbert, yesterday. “I propose to increase the tax allowance to from $3m to $6m for the corporate sponsorship of nationals in the local fashion industry; audio, visual and video productions for the purpose of local education and entertainment...as well as for companies which sponsor sporting activities or events or sportsmen or art and culture. This measure will take effect from January 1, 2020,” the minister revealed. In response, Lewis believes this boost may encourage larger companies to increase their investment in sport and have a more meaningful impact on their taxable profit. “The initial reaction to the budget is that there is reason to be positiv

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:07:37 +0000 Swedish contractor to rectify problems with elevators at East Bank overpasses

Dear Editor, It gives us great pleasure at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to inform and assure you that the international contracting firm responsible for the installation of elevators at overpasses on the East Bank has signalled their willingness to rectify the faults encountered within the defects liability period of the project.

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 04:18:40 +0000 US expert: Train tourism staff to be loyal

An international customer service expert has urged leaders in the Tobago tourism industry to invest in training and educating their staff to ensure they are passionate and customer-driven. John Tschohl, president, Service Quality Institute, in the United States, told a gathering of tourism industry stakeholders that far too often employees in the sector are not loyal to the businesses they work for. This, he observed, creates a disconnect which manifests itself in poor customer service and bad reviews for the business. "What are you doing to develop the skills to make them customer-driven?" Tschohl asked, "Because a lot of the times, there is not a lot of loyalty between the workers and the company." Tschohl was the guest speaker, last Thursday, at a breakfast meeting, titled Creating And Sustaining A Customer Service Strategy For Tobago, hosted by TT Business Etiquette and Protocol Specialists Ltd in collaboration with Green Palm Boutique Hotel, Bon Accord. The interactive event targeted business executives, entrepreneurs and customer service staff. Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association president Chris James and Crown Point Business Association vice-president Shirley Cook attended. Speaking via Skype, Tschohl said business operators in the Tobag

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:52:04 +0000 From highways to houses: Here are the key takeaways from budget 2020

Finance Minister Colm Imbert presented an over three-hour-long 2020 budget in Parliament today. A more thorough report of the presentation will be available online shortly and in tomorrow's paper. Here are some key takeaways from the presentation: MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE Government has increased the minimum wage from $15 per hour to $17.50 cents per hour. This will benefit approximately 194,000 people in the workforce. It will come into effect in December 2019. [caption id="attachment_779009" align="alignnone" width="1024"] TT $50 notes. FILE PHOTO[/caption] HIGHWAY PROJECTS CONTINUE Imbert said the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension from San Fernando to Point Fortin is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. Additionally, by the end of October 2020, the Mosquito Creek elevated roadway is expected to be complete. The Curepe Interchange project is estimated to be completed in March 2020.  [caption id="attachment_789752" align="alignnone" width="1024"]

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:38:36 +0000 After primary setback, ex-president’s supporters stage protest

Santo Domingo.- Supporters of former President Leonel Fernández will demonstrate tomorrow at 10:00 am in front of the Central Electoral Board, according to Rafael Núñez, press officer of the former president. The protest is to demand the annulment of the internal primaries of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), after yesterday’s virtual win by Gonzalo Castillo, backed by President Danilo Medina. “The Dominican people will demonstrate peacefully this Tuesday at 10 am in front of the Central Electoral Board in Plaza de la Bandera to demand the cancellation of the PLD primaries,” Nunez tweeted.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:29:29 +0000 Argentina sends ‘more and more’ tourists, leads LatAm

Buenos Aires.- Argentina has become one of the most important tourist origin countries for the Dominican Republic, ranking fourth in the world and first in all of Latin America. The numbers were provided by Tourism vice minister Fausto Fernández, who heads the Dominican delegation at the 24th annual International Tourism Fair (FIT) Latin America, where the Dominican Republic is the guest country. Fernández said Argentine tourism has a sustained growth in the last 10 years and around 1.3 million visited just since 2016. “More and more our Argentine brothers prefer the Dominican Republic as their favorite destination.”

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:58:13 +0000 Forward bookings up despite  post-Dorian uncertainty

International arrivals to The Bahamas increased year-on-year by 13.2 percent in August, just before Hurricane Dorian struck Abaco and Grand Bahama. FILEThe Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) has revealed that despite the uncertainty in The Bahamas’ tourism product post-Hurricane Dorian, forward bookings for the next three months are ahead of the previous year by one percent, with this month alone more robust by 3.2 percent year-on-year. An MOTA […] The post Forward bookings up despite  post-Dorian uncertainty appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:50:00 +0000 The Bahamas finishes 15th in medal standings

Steven Gardiner won gold for The Bahamas in the men’s 400m at the 17th IAAF World Championships that wrapped up on Sunday inside the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. APDOHA, Qatar – Finishing strong, The Bahamas ended up 15th in the medal standings, and in a three-way tie for 26th overall in points, at the 17th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships that wrapped up on Sunday inside the Khalifa International Stadium […] The post

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:48:32 +0000 Minister: ‘$50,000 was sufficient’

DOHA, Qatar – There was a huge uproar regarding Team Bahamas, and the funds that were necessary to get the nine-member team to Doha, Qatar for the 17th International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Championships prior to travel, but Minister of Youth, Sports and […] The post Minister: ‘$50,000 was sufficient’ appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:43:57 +0000 BAAA holds reception for Team Bahamas in Doha

DOHA, Qatar – Basking in the success of Team Bahamas at the 17th International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Championships that wrapped up on Sunday, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) staged a reception in their honor at Trader Vic’s Restaurant at the […] The post BAAA holds reception for Team Bahamas in Doha appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:45:15 +0000 Archer applauds Team Bahamas

Drumeco Archer.DOHA, Qatar – Notwithstanding the hardships they encountered in getting the team there, Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ (BAAA) President Drumeco Archer said that Team Bahamas’ overall performance at the 17th International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Championships that wrapped up on Sunday in […] The post Archer applauds Team Bahamas appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:30:18 +0000 Dan Newby To Speak In Bermuda On Oct 10

Benedict Associates is getting set to welcome international speaker Dan Newby, who will be in Bermuda on October 10 to celebrate World Mental Health Awareness Day. A spokesperson said, “Dan works with people and organisations worldwide who have a desire to grow their emotional intelligence in a practical way. His newest book is titled, ‘The […](Click to read the full article)

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:00:23 +0000 Outerbridge’s Debut Film To Screen In Sweden

Bermudian producer-director Bayard Outerbridge‘s award-winning debut has been included in a prestigious Swedish film festival’s special programme on the physical and political barriers that divide people. Machsom, the Hebrew word for “checkpoint”, won one of the top prizes at the 2013 Bermuda International Film Festival and went on to collect laurels at other events on […](

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