Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:24:12 +0000 Kristal Ambrose is an environmental hero: One of six Goldman Environmental Prize winners for campaign against plastic waste

Once, while working at an aquarium in The Bahamas, Kristal Ambrose, 29, spent two days helping to pull plastic out of a sea turtle that had internal blockage. After that experience, she vowed, “I’ll never drop a piece of plastic on the ground again.” At age 22, Ambrose joined an expedition to study the western … The post Kristal Ambrose is an environmental hero: One of six Goldman Environmental Prize winners for campaign against plastic waste appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:34:37 +0000 Davis lights it up from deep in win for FIU

Bahamian collegiate forward Radshad Davis knocked down seven three-pointers for his team, the Florida International University (FIU) Panthers, in an 82-75 home victory in a rematch with the Flagler University Saints on Friday afternoon at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center, in Miami, Florida. Davis dropped in a career and team high 28 points in 27 … The post Davis lights it up from deep in win for FIU appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:54:57 +0000 Rigues tells Thomas: You are not Super League president

INTERIM president of the TT Super League (TTSL) Jameson Rigues says he will not “stand idly by and be disrespected by the board.” He also wishes to remind his colleague Peter Thomas he is the league’s secretary – not the president – and should stick to his role. Over the past month, there has been a public spat between Rigues and several other TTSL board members. Most of the outrage was caused by Rigues refusing to allow virtual voting for a new executive board. The annual general meeting (AGM), held on Sunday, was aborted by Rigues, who told Newsday this was done because of “disruption and disrespect.” He askeed if Thomas was aware of the duties and responsibilities of the secretary. On Monday, Thomas issued a release – which Rigues had not approved – saying the latter put the league into “national and international disrepute.” The release said, “Rigues has embarked on a sad and destructive path that undermines football democracy and the rule of law according to the TTSL. “Mr Rigues has refused to recognise and accept the collective authority and decision-making of the TTSL board and has repeatedly undertaken unilateral actions that disregard the league&

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:41:58 +0000 Dec 3: WindReach To Host Virtual Conference

WindReach will be hosting a virtual conference in recognition of The United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Thursday [Dec 3]. A spokesperson said, “Our community will have the opportunity to hear from a varied panel of experts of which some have the lived experience, and others many years of experience working with […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:04:21 +0000 UWI Law Society donates appliances to families in need

THE UWI St Augustine Law Society is seeking donations of appliances to help families whose homes were destroyed by fire. For the appliance drive, which was launched in late November, no appliance is too big or small to donate. Co-ordinating the initiative is the society’s charity and outreach chair Chelsea Elli Nandlal, who recently spoke to Newsday. A third-year law student at the St Augustine campus, Nandlal is responsible for co-ordinating the society’s charity initiatives for the 2020/2021 academic year. “I was recently going through Facebook and looking at the news when I saw some people’s houses were burnt down by fires. “I told my team (on the society) we need to do something about this and try to help these families in some way,” said Nandlal on what inspired the drive. [caption id="attachment_860630" align="alignnone" width="529"] Currently coordinating the UWI St Augustine Law Society'’s appliance drive is the society’'s charity and outreach committee chairperson Chelsea Elli Nandlal. - Chelsea Elli Nandlal[/caption] While she said the society wanted to help th

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 15:12:57 +0000 Scarborough market open for business

The $36 million Scarborough market is officially open for business. Work at the newly refurbished, long-awaited market began in July 2018. The Wilson Road facility, which was recommissioned on Monday, has the capacity to accommodate 242 vendors. Secretary of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries Hayden Spencer said that the scope of works of this project included the construction of a lay-by/drop off zone; refurbishment of the main building; refurbishment of the vegetable and fish market stall areas; construction of refuse collection system; mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure; installation of new cold storage components; reconstruction of internal and external toilet banks and upgrade to staff accommodation building. He encouraged all to embrace the refurbished facility. “The facility belongs to all of us, it is ours to enjoy. I implore Tobago citizens to patronise your market, our local vendors and farmers. A clean, modern, upgraded facility awaits you,” he said. He said the project was undertaken to upgrade the existing facility in compliance with international health and safety standards and will ensure that all vendors selling agro, livestock, fish and cooked foods are compliant with international food

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:59:28 +0000 Kamla: UNC a party of diversity 

SHANE SUPERVILLE UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says despite the party’s humble origins, it has evolved to include members and candidates from every ethnic background, and touted her team’s diversity as she made her case for re-election as party leader. Speaking at a virtual meeting for her “Stars” team on Monday night, Persad-Bissessar said her opponent Vasant Bharath’s team lacked diversity and he could not be a leader if he did not have candidates who understood the perspectives of other demographics. Bharath is a former minister in Persad-Bissessar’s Cabinet. She asserted that her team featured more representation and said the UNC was a party for all creeds and races. “Look at the composition of our team compared to the other team. There are 17 candidates in Trinidad, and out of 1.4 million people in this country they could not find one looking like Sean Sobers, or one looking like Jerlean John. You couldn’t find one for diversity looking like Clifton De Coteau? “They boast that they are going to bring us into power. How? With 17 people looking like Vasant? “You are sure to fail. “ They also said they want to campaign on the East-West Corridor. Further, they don’t have one person not

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:05:50 +0000 Tourism again prioritizes development of the vast SW

Barahona, Dominican Republic.- Tourism Minister David Collado, met Mon. with entrepreneurs of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the South (AHTS) to express his interest in working together to guarantee investment and promotion of the vast tourist region. “Among the region’s priorities figure the connectivity with the region from shortening the distance to arrive, the decongestion at the exit from Santo Domingo, expand and improve the routes throughout the region, and air connectivity with other destinations in the country to facilitate the arrival of tourists through internal flights,” says a statement. Also on tap is the development of a master plan proposed to draw up the development guidelines, the identification and inventory of its attractions “to facilitate local and international promotion that highlights the biodiversity of the region. the […]

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Tue, 1, Dec, 2020 07:01:00 GMT WHO says 'will do everything' to find COVID-19 origins

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization (WHO) insisted yesterday it would do everything possible to find the animal origins of COVID-19, insisting that knowledge was vital to preventing future outbreaks.“We want to know the origin and we will do everything to know the origin,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

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Tue, 1, Dec, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Biden's win in Arizona finalised, further cementing Trump loss

WASHINGTON, DC United States (AFP) — President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Arizona was finalised yesterd ay, further cementing his win even as Donald Trump continues to make baseless claims of vote fraud.

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Tue, 1, Dec, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Stocks slip as infections overshadow vaccine hopes

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Global equity markets fell back yesterday as hopes that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be rolled out were overshadowed by fears of a coming surge in US cases.Oil prices remained under pressure as traders monitored an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Vienna amid worries producers won't reach an agreement on an extension of the output cuts that have provided support for most of the year.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:42:31 +0000 Leah Dean Releases ‘Assemble The Tribe’ Book

Bermudian author Leah Dean has released her first book, entitled Assemble the Tribe: Believe in Your Value. Find Belonging. Be Different. A spokesperson said, “Leah J M Dean, born and raised on the island of Bermuda, combines her 20 years of local and international Human Resources, Executive and Board experience, to write this personal but […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 1, Dec, 2020 14:50:01 GMT 'Repugnant!'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's prime minister said yesterday that a Chinese official's tweet showing a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to slit a child's throat was “truly repugnant” and merits an apology. China said there would be no apology.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:46:55 +0000 AmWINS To Acquire Bermuda-Based ISBL

AmWINS Group Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire International Specialty Brokers Limited [ISBL], a Bermuda-based P&C wholesale insurance/reinsurance broker. “We are excited to partner with Alan Waring, Alan Mooney and the entire ISBL team,” said Scott M. Purviance, Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS. “With their comprehensive access to the Bermuda market, ISBL will enable […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:27:55 +0000 PwC Brand Featured At New Airport Terminal

As part of a five-year agreement, the PwC brand will feature prominently across the interior and exterior of the six new covered passenger boarding bridges at the new terminal at Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport. “The outside of the jet bridges features PwC’s logo. The inside of the six jet bridges displays PwC’s new ‘Hello, […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:17:09 +0000 Bermuda International Pool League Results

The latest round of Bermuda International Pool League action saw nine matches played. The BAA Bandits defeated the RAA Ballbreakers 219 – 159, Bailey’s Bay defeated Rangers Whites 210 – 161, while the Bermuda Breeze defeated the Bus Boyz 200-184. The Mariners Vikings defeated the Prison Officers Recreation Club United 203 – 182, while RAA […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:00:24 +0000 Monument Completes Acquisition From Zurich

Monument Re announced today that Monument Life Insurance d.a.c completed the acquisition of a portfolio of unit-linked International Portfolio Bond policies from Zurich Life Assurance plc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In accordance with the approval of the Irish High Court, the portfolio has transferred, as of the 30th November 2020, to Monument […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:06:55 +0000 Au/Ra: How Instagram spawned a collaboration with a DJ superstar and a top 10 hit

by Gemma Handy She may still be just 18 years old but one Antiguan singer is continuing to make major waves on the international music scene. The latest single by Jamie Lou Stenzel – better known as Au/Ra – is currently stomping its way up the UK charts. A collaboration with Grammy Award-nominated British DJ […]

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:49:09 +0000 Testing time again for West Indies

By Bryan Davis WEST INDIES coach Phil Simmons informed his batsmen to spend long hours at the crease in the practice matches in order to place huge scores in the region of 350-450 and more per innings in the forthcoming Test series starting on December 3. On their present tour of New Zealand, after suffering through the inhibiting conditions of the governing protocols of quarantine for pandemic requirements, in their first game against NZ “A”, which was a three-day practice match, the batsmen stitched together a total of 366, with Darren Bravo scoring a delightful 135 and Sharmah Brooks getting to 80. This was, for all intents and purposes, a practice, as the teams were allowed to use more than 11 players during the game. The second game was deemed a First-Class match of four days’ duration, with only 11 players per team; in other words a more serious contest, as runs scored, wickets gained and catches taken, would be added to the cricketers’ overall record. Simmons must have been pleased with the response of the batsmen to his desire, for, in this game, Kraigg Brathwaite piled on the runs to achieve his highest score in First-Class cricket, 246, contributing to a team total of a massive 571, with Bravo playing another productive inning

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:13:47 -0500 ‘Major’ child abduction ruling - Court orders 3-y-o sent back to dad in Florida

The Jamaican mother of a three-year-old boy has been ordered to return the child to his father in United States amid a simmering year-long dispute that drew on international law governing child abduction. The landmark case was anchored on the Hague...

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:35:07 +0000 Once more with feeling

IN THE NAME of law and order, the Ministry of National Security on Saturday announced the deportation of 160 Venezuelans. But the sheer number of people deported and the timing of the announcement suggested the actions of a State content to appear in defiance of the Supreme Court, international law and basic human compassion. The … Continue reading Once more with feeling The post Once more with feeling appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:42:07 +0000 UWI to create US$600m trust fund for regional skills development

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies wants to establish a US$600 million trust fund over three years for the Caribbean’s human capital development. Hopefully, this investment will help stem the systemic decline in the region’s higher education and research sector. This was announced on November 12 by UWI vice-chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles at a virtual media event to discuss the recent initiatives taken by the university to leverage and convert its global reputation into revenue generation. On October 14, UWI had a virtual development partner forum, themed “Investing in higher education to build more diversified and resilient post-covid economies.” The forum, held in conjunction with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), brought together leading international donors such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United States Agency for International Development, the European Union Aid, and agencies from Canada and Australia for a bi

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:50:03 +0000 Super League secretary slams Rigues after 'aborted' AGM

SECRETARY of the TT Super League (TTSL) Peter Thomas says he and the rest of the board believe its interim president, Jamieson Rigues, has put the league into “national and international disrepute.” This stance, he said, comes one day after the TTSL’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was “unilaterally aborted” by Rigues. The purpose of AGMs is mainly to elect a new executive board. Rigues, then first vice-president, became interim president in October following the resignation of former head Keith Look Loy. And former Strike Squad captain Clayton Morris is his sole competitor for the position of president. But according to media reports, Rigues said the election will only happen “post-covid19.” In a release on Monday, Thomas said Rigues has embarked on a “sad and destructive path that undermines football democracy and the rule of law according to the TTSL” since Look Loy’s resignation. “Mr Rigues has refused to recognise and accept the collective authority and decision making of the TTSL board and has r

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:46:57 +0000 UNC senator on internal election: PNM still the enemy

Senator for the UNC Damian Lyder is urging the party's membership not to get carried away by the strife of internal elections and lose focus of their true enemy, the PNM. Speaking at the virtual conference for Kamla Persad Bissessar's Team Star on Monday night, Lyder said the PNM under the leadership of Dr Keith Rowley has brought TT to ruin. He also accused Persad-Bissessar's opponent in the internal elections, former government minister Vasant Bharath, of being out of touch with the needs of the party and urged members to choose wisely for the elections on December 6. "That Englishman Vasant Bharath, he is not the enemy, he is sitting down drinking Earl Grey tea and eating cucumber sandwiches with knife and fork, neither is the enemy his slate of bitterness. The real enemy is Keith Christopher Rowley and his PNM party. "It is this wicked PNM that brought this country to its knees. Decimated the rights of citizens, this PNM broke down our social services all of this while they spent every waking moment to wholesale the assets of our country to foreigners and friends." Lyder also accused National Security Minister Stuart Young of leaving TT's citizens abroad while allowing illegal immigrants to enter TT by the hundreds unhindered.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:39:57 +0000 Vasant calls on UNC election committee to resign over bias to Kamla

VASANT Bharath's contention about odds being stacked against him to lose Sunday's UNC internal elections to incumbent leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, took a new twist on Monday when the party's internal elections committee cancelled a re-scheduled meeting it was supposed to hold with him on Wednesday. In cancelling the meeting, the committee's chairman Ramesh Persad-Maharaj condemned Bharath for attacking the committee. Bharath swiftly countered by demanding the immediate resignation of the committee's members for failing to address his concerns about the elections. In a signed letter on Monday to Bharath, Persad-Maharaj said Bharath's attack on the committee's independence and integrity last Saturday could not go unnoticed. "It was unwarranted, disrespectful, scandalous and only served to bring our party into odium, ridicule and disrepute. Your statements were economical of the truth." He said, as a result, the committee decided not to meet with Bharath and his Lotus Team at the UNC's Tunapuna office on Wednesday. Referring to a meeting with Bharath which the committee cancelled last Friday and rescheduled for Wednesday, Persad-Maharaj said there was insufficient time for the issues raised by Bharath to be discussed. However, ins

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