Wed, 23 Sep 2020 11:40:56 +0000 Golf: DofE Announces $5K Hole-In-One Prize

The Seventh Annual Duke of Edinburgh’s Golf Challenge takes place at Port Royal Golf Course on Friday [Sept 25] at 12.30pm. A spokesperson said, “The Seventh Annual Duke of Edinburgh’s Golf Challenge takes place at Port Royal Golf Course on Friday, 25th September 12.30pm, Shot Gun Start. This is an exciting year for the Award’s […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 11:05:00 +0000 Assured Guaranty Rebrands BlueMountain

Assured Guaranty Ltd. has rebranded BlueMountain Capital Management as Assured Investment Management. The company said, “Assured Guaranty Ltd. [together with its subsidiaries, Assured Guaranty], the leading financial guaranty insurance company, announced today that it has rebranded its asset management subsidiary as Assured Investment Management LLC [Assured Investment Management]. Assured Guaranty acquired the subsidiary, previously named BlueMountain […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:00:48 +0000 Video: Sept 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

MarketPlace extends discount until end of year, online petition calls for a debate, new signage at LF Wade International Airport, PLP release platform, CVD schedules Leaders’ Debate for Sept 28, ABIR members contribute $830 million to economy, Government Bursary awarded to Ania Gilbert, Adventures of Raz returns with new episodes, BTA: Deals on World Tourism […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Principal calls for CXC exam in e-mode next year; 2020 results expected this week

GIVEN the challenges faced by students who were forced to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination in July instead of the customary May/June due to the coronavirus pandemic, one educator is calling for thought to be given to students sitting their exams in e-mode for at least next year.

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 05:59:54 +0000 9 held in sou sou raid

A MONTH after police warned the public to be wary of a growing trend of pyramid schemes in TT – also called “sou sou” schemes – nine people including a member of the defence force were held and a large quantity of cash seized by police after a raid at a house in La Horquetta on Tuesday afternoon. Police said members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and officers of the Northern Division co-ordinated by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, DCP Jayson Forde and Supt Ramkhelawan, went to a building along Kathleen Warner Drive at 11.40 am. According to a police media release, the exercise was launched in response to reports that people were violating the covid19 regulations by gathering outside the house to collect money from the get-rich-quick scheme, but the crowd dispersed when they saw the police. Sources said while they could not determine the exact quantity of cash seized in the building, they estimated it to be “in the millions” and said it was hidden in the ceiling and in a water tank. It was originally reported that ten people were arrested, but one was later released. Of the nine still in custody, a 45-year-old man identified as a senior member of the defence force was arrested for possession of a gun and ammunitio

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:46:22 +0000 Hollis Helps Stenhousemuir Defeat Uddingston

Dennico Hollis helped his Stenhousemuir Sunday XI teammates defeat Uddingston by 6 wickets. Uddingston batted first and scored 179/6 in their allotted 40 overs, Fergus Clark was their top scorer with 86, while Husnain Atif was the pick of the Stenhousemuir Sunday XI bowlers returning figures of 8-0-36-3. In reply Stenhousemuir Sunday XI scored 180/4, […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:41:19 +0000 Jyire Mitchell Ranks 4th In Supercross Standings

Jyire Mitchell concluded competing in the Rockstar Triple Crown SX Motocross event in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, and we look at Mitchell in the Supercross Standings. For the 2020 season so far, Mitchell is currently in 4th place with 74 points, Marshal Weltin is in first with 93 points, while Marco Cannella and Tanner Ward […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:38:55 +0000 Terceira Begins Competing In Belgium

Jillian Terceira began competing in the Azelhof CSI3*2*1*YH Lier International Jumping Event in Belgium. On the first day of the competition, Terceira competed in only one class. Competing in the 1.30m CSI1* Table A Against the Clock Class, Terceira and Mia Volo Vd Molendreef finished 11th with a clear round time of 72.76. Related Stories […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:16:06 +0000 Argus To Celebrate 70 Years With $70K Donation

The Argus Group is celebrating 70 years of service by donating over $70,000 to youth programmes, with people able to submit proposals for their charity or nonprofit organization to receive one of six $10,000-$15,000 donations. A spokesperson said, “The Argus Group is proud to be celebrating 70 years of service. That’s 70 years of providing […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:01:08 +0000 New Signage At LF Wade International Airport

The LF Wade International Airport now has new signage, with Skyport providing images of the signs at the entrance. The Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited posted the photos online below, saying, “The new signage at the new entrance to the LF Wade International Airport is up! We are so excited to see everything coming together after […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:35:33 +0000 Video: PLP Host ‘Virtual Platform Launch’

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] will be hosting a ‘Virtual Platform Launch’ this evening [Sept 22] at 7.30pm at the St. George’s Cricket Club in St. George’s. This platform launch event comes on advance of the 2020 General Election which will be held next week Thursday. For comprehensive coverage of the 2020 Bermuda General Election […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:53:17 +0000 PLP Welcomes Social Justice Bermuda Platform

The PLP said they welcomed the release of the Social Justice Bermuda Platform, praising it as a “great way to put important issues out for discussion.” A spokesperson said, “The PLP is also pleased that its own platform, to be announced tonight, includes some of the key principles contained in the Social Justice Bermuda platform. […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:15:11 +0000 Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 22 2020

September 22 saw 25,400 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $113,000.00 BD. 1,200 shares were traded by Somers Limited, closing down 3.6% at $13.50 per share, while another 24,200 shares were traded by One Communications Ltd, closing down 2.4% at $4.00 per share. The BSX finished at 1,802.23, down 0.26% on the […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 08:07:00 +0000 Registration underway for January sittings of CXC

By Carlena Knight Registration for the January sittings of Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subject offerings is now ongoing. Myrick Smith, the local CXC registrar, shared the news on state media yesterday. According to Smith, thus far all indications show that the original format of having a Paper Two will be used. “CXC is saying presently […] The post Registration underway for January sittings of CXC appeared first on Antigua Observer Newspaper.

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Wed, 23, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT JTA welcomes resumption plan for schools

THE Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) says the Government has taken the only option it could at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic to formally reopen the school system on October 5, but instead of physical reopening as was initially being planned.

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Wed, 23, Sep, 2020 07:33:58 GMT Jamaica gets support from IDB for NCD programme

THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Monday announced the approval of a programmatic, policy-based loan of $100 million to support the strengthening of Jamaica's health systems to better prevent and manage the care of noncommunicable diseases.

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Wed, 23, Sep, 2020 07:23:08 GMT Pandemic crushes Guyana's dreams of big oil

THIS year was supposed to bring great things for Guyana.ExxonMobil discovered massive oil deposits off the South American country's Caribbean coast in 2015, and Guyana sold its first cargo of crude oil this February. As production ramps up, its first stage offshore wells were projected to produce 750,000 barrels a day by 2025, tripling the size of Guyana's economy, from US$3.4 billion to $13 billion.

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Wed, 23, Sep, 2020 07:54:00 GMT PHOTO: Huawei joins Jamaica's COVID fight

Telecom giant Huawei Technologies has donated 2,000 surgical masks to organisations and homes for the elderly in Kingston and St Andrew. One of the recipients was the Harrison Memorial Holistic Care Centre, where the relief nurse, Kadian Smith (left), collected 100 surgical masks from Huawei representative Tanisha Hitchman, at the facility recently.

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 05:59:54 +0000 9 held in ‘sou sou’ raid

A MONTH after police warned the public to be wary of a growing trend of pyramid schemes in TT – also called “sou sou” schemes – nine people including a member of the defence force were held and a large quantity of cash seized by police after a raid at a house in La Horquetta on Tuesday afternoon. Police said members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and officers of the Northern Division co-ordinated by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, DCP Jayson Forde and Supt Ramkhelawan, went to a building along Kathleen Warner Drive at 11.40 am. According to a police media release, the exercise was launched in response to reports that people were violating the covid19 regulations by gathering outside the house to collect money from the get-rich-quick scheme, but the crowd dispersed when they saw the police. Sources said while they could not determine the exact quantity of cash seized in the building, they estimated it to be “in the millions” and said it was hidden in the ceiling and in a water tank. It was originally reported that ten people were arrested, but one was later released. Of the nine still in custody, a 45-year-old man identified as a senior member of the defence force was arrested for possession of a gun and ammunitio

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Wed, 23, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — What do you do when Vladimir Putin offers you Russia's new coronavirus vaccine, for free?United Nations staff in New York and around the world are now facing that choice, after the Russian president offered yesterday to provide them the Sputnik-V vaccine in a speech to this year's General Assembly marking the body's 75th birthday.

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Wed, 23, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT US COVID death toll hits 200,000

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 yesterday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis.

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