Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:44:33 +0000 Ahad Appointed As Bermuda Representative

The Cabinet Office announced today the appointment of Ms. Aliyyah Ahad as the Government of Bermuda representative in Brussels, Belgium. A spokesperson said, “This appointment comes at the end of the tenure of The Hon. M. D. Renee Webb JP who had filled the position since 2018.” Premier David Burt said: “Let me first extend […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:18:15 +0000 Video: Government Announce Fishing Cooperative

“The Government will lead stakeholders to a sustainable and empowering future for Bermudian Fishermen and the Fishing Industry, enabling them to improve their lives and better provide for their families as we grow our economy with investments in which work for Bermudians,” the Premier said today. This was stated during a press conference this afternoon […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:08:47 +0000 Weather Forecast For Thursday October 1

Thursday, October 1 is expected to see long sunny periods, with a chance of overnight showers, with the high to be near 28°C/82°F and the low to be near 25°C/77°F, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. Winds are expected to be SSE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 81%. Sunrise will be at […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:39:54 +0000 Education Secretary probes extra lessons complaint

Secretary for Education, Innovation and Energy Kelvin Charles on Wednesday revealed attempts are being made to coerce some students into paying for private online lessons on afternoons. He made the revelation at the post executive media conference at the Victor E Bruce Financial Complex, Scarborough. “I want to take the opportunity to say to the Tobago community that I have received feedback from a couple parents of students attending our secondary schools that suggest attempts are being made to coerce or influence, in ways that are less than appropriate, some of our students to engage in private online sessions on afternoons,” Charles said “I consider this totally inappropriate, particularly in respect of those complaints that I have received whereby it is alleged that for those particular classes, online teaching during the approved time is minimal and less than satisfactory.” Charles has asked the schools supervisor III Sherry-Ann Rollocks-Hackett to investigate the complaints and file a report. He said he has also instructed Rollocks-Hackett to contact the principals of those particular schools “in an attempt to ensure that if this is so, that it ceases immediately.” The post

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:48:19 +0000 Official Govt & Legal Notices For Sept 30 2020

The official Government and Legal notices for today [Sept 30] include list of proposed planning applications, large group exemptions, and trademark applications. List Of Proposed Planning Applications Advertised On September 30, 2020 Notice Type: Government Notice Notice Sub Type: Notification of Planning Applications Registered Notice ID: GN0879/2020 Public Authorities / Department: Planning Publication Date: 30 […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:29:26 +0000 OBA: We Have Learned, We Will Do Better

“We have learned from our time in Government that is why we will do better,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr. Cannonier said, “In 2011 I took a leap, a leap of faith after watching our island home suffer. I gladly accepted the leadership of the One Bermuda Alliance. “We needed a change. Everyone agreed that Bermuda needed […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:22:29 +0000 Police Name Murder Victim: Garrina Cann

The police have named the victim of the fatal shooting as Garrina Cann. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can identify the victim in that fatal shooting incident which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, 29th September, as 31-year-old Garrina Cann. “Miss Cann succumbed to injuries sustained after being shot multiple times, […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:17:10 +0000 RA Proposed 2021/22 Work Plan Consultation

The Regulatory Authority [RA] has today released its draft public consultation document for public comment for its 2021-22 Work Plan. The Work Plan sets out the major activities that the RA intends to conduct during the upcoming fiscal year, 2021-22. The consultation document can be found under ‘Open Consultations’ on the RA’s website www.ra.bm or […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:16:11 +0000 Ministry: Road Closures In Southampton

The Ministry of Public Works said that “Lighthouse Road, Southampton & the Railway Trail will undergo paving works that will require road closure.” A Government spokesperson said, “This road closure will take place during Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 through Friday, October 30th, 2020. Working hours will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekly Monday […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:13:10 +0000 Raleigh Alumni Panel Discussion On Friday

A Raleigh alumni panel discussion – where virtual attendees can “listen to young Bermudians speak about their concerns” – will be held on Friday [Oct 2] at 8.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Join us for a Raleigh alumni panel discussion. Listen to our young Bermudians speak about their concerns. “Featuring guest speakers and alumni Makeda Simmons, […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:34:54 +0000 Singer: Many people agree with police disadvantaging the poor

THERE are people in society who agree with the police giving an advantage to one group and disadvantaging another, said singer/songwriter Gillian Moor. She was speaking on Tuesday during the UWI, St Augustine Cultural Studies Society De-Code Dialogue webinar on the topic of decoding human rights. She said in TT the justice system benefited some while it criminalised others. During the webinar a video of Moor's song Big Snake (War on Crime), which was about the 2002 anti-crime plan called Operation Anaconda, was played. She recalled during the exercise police rushed into neighbourhoods, made residents lie on the ground, and roughly searched them. "You did not see that in wealthy communities. There was the assumption that those (in poorer communities) were involved in criminality, though this was not based on whether they were actually involved in crime (or not)." Moor said there was injustice, with police giving an advantage to one set of people while disadvantaging another. "Many people feel the system is just and correct as it is. (For) the people who face tougher treatment from the police, there is the assumption of guilt, and that they deserve what they get." She said when people think about crime, the face they see on

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:24:54 +0000 PoS mayor: Facelift for Broadway, walk of fame

BROADWAY in Port of Spain will be transformed into a tree-lined avenue where pedestrians will enjoy music over loudspeakers, if Port of Spain mayor Joel Martinez has his way. He shared his thoughts at Wednesday’s statutory meeting of the PoS City Council at City Hall. “We’d like to extend the pavement on both sides, plant trees and bring an ambience to Broadway.” Martinez said music would played over loudspeakers for 24 hours a day, all as part of the Broadway Beautification Project. He later told reporters the trees planted would bear flowers to create a pleasant scent at Broadway, saying, “You see cities around the world and say, 'Wow!'” Martinez also said Charlotte Street will be pedestrianised. He also proposed a Walk of Fame area near Memorial Mark and NAPA. “We want to honour our icons of culture who over the years have given TT works of art,” Martinez said. He said it would be like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which consists of almost 3,000 stars in the pavement to honour US celebrities. The mayor also proposed to open up Tamarind Square and Columbus Squares near the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, which are both currently fenced off.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:58:54 +0000 CFU boss: FIFA not trying to hurt TT football

PRESIDENT of the Barbados Football Association and president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Randy Harris described the situation facing TT football as “sad,” but said that FIFA “does not want to see the back of TT.” FIFA suspended the TT Football Association (TTFA) with immediate effect, on September 24, after the United TTFA failed to meet its deadline in withdrawing their High Court case. They needed to withdraw the case at 3 pm on September 23, but did so minutes after the deadline. United TTFA has not given up the fight against FIFA to remove them as the executive of the TTFA and install a normalisation committee to run local football. In another twist on Friday, the United TTFA sought to withdraw its withdrawal of its lawsuit against FIFA. The William Wallace-led United TTFA remains adamant that its challenge should be played out in the local courts since it is a statutory body. United TTFA was removed by FIFA in March after only being in office for four months. In an interview with Newsday, Harris said, “I wasn’t surprised of the decision (by FIFA) because the TTFA made a decision that was against everything that we in the football fraternity agree that we would keep things out of the ordinary courts and

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:31:54 +0000 PAHO: Better health care needed for older people

People over 60 who live in the Americas have been hit the hardest by covid19, mainly because the health care systems in the region have not been able to respond adequatelyto their needs. A release by the Pan American Health Organisation on Wednesday, for International Day for Older Persons, October 1, said, "Covid19 has exposed not only the fragility of older adults but also that of the systems and settings that support them." And while covid19 has affected everyone, older people are more likely to experience severe effects of the virus. In commemoration of International Day for Older Persons, PAHO is calling on regional health agencies to develop comprehensive, person-centred, integrated care, and primary health services that can properly care for the elderly. PAHO said it's important to make immediate adjustments, specifically focused on the protection of the elderly, since it's recorded that those over 80 are dying at five times the average rate. Pre-existing conditions are the main factor for the higher covid19 deaths among older people. PAHO said even before covid19, 50 per cent of older people in the middle and low-income classes lacked access to proper essential health care services. "It's an issue that

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:10:54 +0000 Police make million-dollar drug bust in Sangre Grande

Police seized 55kg of marijuana valued at over $1 million in Sangre Grande on Tuesday. A release said detectives from the Eastern Division Special Operations Unit led surveillance operations over the past few weeks which led to the drug find. Police searched a suspect’s home on Mc Shine Street, Sangre Grande at around 12.40 pm and found several white crocus bags containing 72 bricks of compressed cannabis wrapped in plastic. The narcotics weighed 55kg and are valued at $1,017,500.00. Police did not find the suspects but are confident an arrest is imminent. The operation was led by Snr Supt Aguilal and included Cpl Ramnarine and PCs Cielto, Singh and Samuel. The post Police make million-dollar drug bust in Sangre Grande appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:03:55 +0000 PM: Covid19 hurting small island nations

THE Prime Minister said small island nations like TT "continue to bear the brunt of the covid19 crisis." Dr Rowley said this reality underscored the need to design "innovative response mechanisms, strengthening financial instruments, and scaling up public-private partnerships and investments will be critical to releasing the socio-economic pressures." He added, "The enabling environment must be created to maintain economic gains, reinforce resilience, and guide development progress." Rowley made these comments during a virtual United Nations high-level event on financing for development in the era of covid19 and beyond, on Tuesday. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also participated. Rowley observed that the covid19 pandemic has "landed heavily on the developing world, with small island developing states (SIDS), such as TT and our Caribbean neighbours, facing the harshest socioeconomic fallout from disruptions and plummeting demand in the tourism and energy sectors." He said while TT has limited the pervasive effects of the pandemic on its economy, SIDS "are on the edge of the economic precipice. "Our hard-earned development progress is

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:03:54 +0000 Tobago man put on bond for chopping son

FAMILY disagreements cannot be solved by acts of violence, a High Court judge has said as she also urged society to exercise restraint and practise walking away. Justice Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds on Wednesday condemned the use of violence in family squabbles as she sentenced a 54-year-old Tobago man who chopped his son during an altercation on January 27, 2012. “As a society, we need to contain ourselves. We need to exercise restraint. We need to learn conflict management. We need to walk away and we need to let people be. “It cannot be simply because someone cause blood to rush to our head, we are quick to respond violently,” she said, advising also that other family members need to de-escalate situations by pulling away the offenders before more blood is shed. She also referred to Tuesday’s fatal chopping of Penal mother Reshma Kanchan by an estranged male relative, saying it was a particularly sad morning for TT. Geddis Providence pleaded guilty to wounding his son, Dexter, with a cutlass. Dexter received two chops to his arms when he raised them to fend off the blow with the cutlass and suffered a fracture to one arm. Providence was put on a bond of $10,000 to keep the peace for five years. He wil

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 18:58:54 +0000 PoS students to get 314 tablets from City Hall

THE Port of Spain City Corporation will be presenting about 314 computer tablets to students living in the city to help with online studies during the covid19 pandemic, Alderman Wendell Stephens told Newsday after Wednesday’s statutory meeting of the Port of Spain council at City Hall. Earlier, he told the meeting that 144 tablets have been ordered for students, declaring, “It’s all good news.” Afterwards he told Newsday these would be bought for $65,000, after which he expected another allocation of $85,000 to be spent to buy about 170 tablets, giving a total of about 314 tablets. Stephens told Newsday each councillor would be allocated a number of these devices to distribute to students in their electoral districts. He reckoned the tablets would be available within a week. Stephens said the tablets would be paid for through a covid19 fund the Government had set up for all corporations to access. "We used ours for hampers, hand sanitisers and the health protocols, and the last bit of funds we are now using to assist children with their virtual learning during covid." Noting that councillors were also entitled to each receive a laptop, he had told the meeting that this was in order to serve burgesses and their chi

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:35:55 +0000 Tobago party: Govt must be creative in budget

Tobago Trinidad Movement political leader Jermaine Raymer on Wednesday appealed to the Government not to introduce new taxes in the October 5 budget presentation. Raymer made the statement in a press release on Wednesday, after consulting party members. He said, "The national budget should focus on the acquiring of foreign revenue to support the growth and development of the local economy and should not seek to add any new or extended taxes to the population to earn revenue to support its expenditure." Raymer said the budget's primary focus should be providing incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and earning foreign income. The cancellation of Carnival 2021 is a blow, he said, as it is usually a major revenue earner for SMEs. "The fallout due to the covid19 pandemic...cannot be sustained through financial support from the Government. This will be another major shortfall that has to be borne by the small business sector of TT, some of which will not survive this economic dilemma." Raymer said the population bears that burden and called on the Government to be innovative. "One hopes that Government will be creative enough to achieve a balance between its social obligations and economi

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:34:54 +0000 Moor: Many people agree with police disadvantaging the poor

THERE are people in society who agree with the police giving an advantage to one group and disadvantaging another, said singer/songwriter Gillian Moor. She was speaking Tuesday during the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Cultural Studies Society De-Code Dialogue webinar on the topic decoding human rights. She said in TT the justice system benefited some while it criminalised others. During the webinar a video of Moor's song Big Snake (War on Crime), which was about the 2002 anti-crime plan called Operation Anaconda, was played. She recalled during the exercise police rushed into neighbourhoods, made residents lie on the ground, and roughly searched them. "You did not see that in wealthy communities. There was the assumption that those (in poorer communities) were involved in criminality though this was not based on whether they were actually involved in crime (or not)." Moor said there was injustice with police advantaging one set of people while disadvantaging another. "Many people feel the system is just and correct as it is. (For) the people who face tougher treatment from the police there is the assumption of guilt and that they deserve what they get." She said when people think about crime, the face they see on th

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:16:30 +0000 Saunders calls for committee to explore handling of COVID-19 fight

Parliament is not acting as a “check and balance” for the government, Deputy House Speaker Don Saunders said yesterday, adding that a select committee should be formed to examine The Bahamas’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We can take this opportunity to have a select committee look at the whole COVID-19 fight in The Bahamas,” Saunders …The post Saunders calls for committee to explore handling of COVID-19 fight appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:31:57 +0000 Football: Dudley Eve Spectator’s Entrance

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] announced that the spectator’s entrance for the Dudley Eve matches scheduled for today [Sept 30] at the National Sports Centre will be the Parson’s Road Gate. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Football Association would like to announce that the spectator’s entrance for the Dudley Eve matches scheduled for Wednesday, September […](Click to read the full article)

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