Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:30:54 +0000 Reminder About Football Covid-19 Regulations

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] is reminding fans attending football matches about the regulations in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Football Association wishes to remind fans attending football matches that all clubs have been issued with game day regulations and other guidelines pertaining to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which they […](Click to read the full article)

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:13:55 +0000 Minister: Annual Parole Board Report 2017-2020

During the reporting years, the Board granted parole to 37 persons and 7 parolees were recalled and the Board met with 129 post released parolees for update reviews and 12 were deemed to have re-offended seriously enough to be recalled. This was from Minister of National Security Renee Ming in the House of Assembly today […](Click to read the full article)

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:05:25 +0000 Ministry: 15 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

The Ministry has released the list of bus cancellations for this afternoon [Nov 27], with the list indicating that there are fifteen bus runs cancelled today. Related Stories Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus […](Click to read the full article)

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:05:25 +0000 Beach Temporarily Closes, Staffer Test Positive

[Updated] The Bermuda Bistro at the Beach has decided to temporarily close until early December after one of their staff members tested positive, and the company is urging everyone to please get tested. In an online post, the Bermuda Bistro at the Beach, which is located on Front Street in Hamilton, said, “We have had […](Click to read the full article)

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:17:58 +0000 Cumuto MP wants more safe houses for domestic violence victims

Cumuto/Manzanilla MP Dr Rai Ragbir is advocating for Government to establish safe houses in every constituency to protect, treat and rehabilitate women who are victims of domestic violence. In a release on Thursday, Ragbir said too many women were losing their lives in some of the most heinous incidents of violence and called on citizens to begin a societal revolution of caring, nurturing and appreciating the worth, value and contribution to the nation’s womenfolk. As the world observes 16 days of activities commemorating International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), Ragbir said both the public and private sector must join hands in combating this scourge against society. Over 16 days there will be activities highlighting the need to stop violence against women ending on December 10, which is International Human Rights Day. Ragbir said the Ministry of Gender Affairs and by extension the PNM Administration should be more precise in its handling of matters of violence against women. He recalled the People’s Partnership administration undertook a major renovation and upgrade of the Mt Hope Women’s Hospital and had begun the roll-out of safe houses for people in domestic violence situations, in collabor

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:10:58 +0000 Young: Venezuelans ‘escorted,’ not deported

NATIONAL Security Minister Stuart Young has said a group of 26 Venezuelan nationals were escorted out of TT last Sunday and not deported. Young made this point in response to questions from Opposition MPs in the House of Representatives on Friday. "What my instructions are, is that by the time the attorneys got to the court on midday on Sunday, Venezuelans had already been escorted out of the borders of TT," Young said. "The application was being pursued ex-parte initially, so there was no matter being argued in court whilst Venezuelans were in our jurisdiction." Asked by Oropouche East Dr Roodal Moonilal whether the Venezuelans were deported, Young replied, "The immigration law and the law surrounding immigration matters (are) very, very clear. I use the word 'escorted' 'Escorted' does not mean 'deported.'" Referring to a question posed by Naparima MP Rodney Charles, who was not in the Chamber at the time, Young said Charles is misleading the population and world with conflicting claims over whether TT has a migrant refugee policy or not. He said Government has a migrant refugee policy. But he added, "The policy is currently sub judice and currently before the courts as a substantial action and core matter to be determined before the

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:50:57 +0000 MoH warns against eating romaine lettuce

THE Ministry of Health on Thursday warned the public against eating packaged, single-head romaine lettuce, which is possibly contaminated with E Coli 0157:H7. A release from the ministry said, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), advised on their website that Tanimura & Antle Inc voluntarily recalled the lettuce under its brand, labelled with the packed-on date 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020. E Coli 0157:H7 may cause a diarrhoeal illness. As such, the ministry advised people who are experiencing diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain or bloody stools after eating the lettuce to visit the nearest health institution. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, collected, tested and analysed a random sample of the lettuce, as part of a routine sampling programme, which led to the recall, the ministry revealed. The release said local consumers should not eat lettuce under the Tanimura & Antle brand with the packed-on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 and advised supermarkets, restaurants and wholesalers not to sell romaine lettuce from the brand with those dates. The release also said consumers should discard or return the lettuce to the place of purchase if it is not labelled or if they are unsure if the let

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:49:57 +0000 Virtual events in train for Carnival 2021

Usually, by now, the costumes would have been bought, people would have been working hard at getting their bodies ready and the latest soca songs would have been out. While there is no Carnival 2021 because of the covid19 pandemic, people can look forward to viewing virtual Carnival events in the new year. Some stakeholders will be hosting virtual events leading up to and on February 15 and 16. Virtual carnivals have become the immediate norm because of the pandemic with Notting Hill, Miami and Montserrat being among them. The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) is among those planning virtual events. In a phone interview with Newsday its president Lutalo “Brother Resistance” Masimba said, “We at TUCO are making preparations for online activity in support of what is termed a virtual Carnival.” Masimba said the organisation’s situation was different because it is a members organisation and its members make music. “For us, there is no season. Calypso music in whatever form, calypso, soca or whatever style is an all-season kind of situation.” He said the fact that the Government says there will be no Carnival does not affect TUCO's output nor its presentation of music for the world’s consumptio

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:37:55 +0000 Stocks mostly rise on TTSE on Friday

Stock prices mostly rose in trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday, sending the market indices higher after 52 percent fewer shares and 71 percent lower value changed hands compared to Thursday. Ansa Merchant Bank jumped $3.11 on the news of its intention to acquire all the shares in Bank of Baroda (Trinidad […]

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:18:39 +0000 ‘COVID-19 threw a wrench in Grand Lucayan plan’

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and Mexico-based ITM Group are still on track to have operational control of the Grand Lucayan resort by 2021, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said while expressing frustration with the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the sale. He noted that the resort will not automatically reopen once this … The post ‘COVID-19 threw a wrench in Grand Lucayan plan’ appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:17:50 +0000 Minister expects 80% tourism rebound by 2022

The Bahamas will likely see the rebound of 80 percent of its tourism industry in 2022, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, who expressed concern about whether businesses on Bay Street will be able to survive the COVID-19 pandemic The tourism industry and eventually, the country, came to a standstill at the onset of the … The post Minister expects 80% tourism rebound by 2022 appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:16:27 +0000 RBDF conducts Subject Matter Expert Exchange Seminar

In keeping with Commodore Raymond King’s vision of developing a professional and high-performance workforce focused on performance excellence, more than 50 representatives from partnering law enforcement agencies completed a two-day Subject Matter Expert Exchange Seminar on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at HMBS Coral Harbour. In attendance at the seminar were representatives from the Royal Bahamas … The post RBDF conducts Subject Matter Expert Exchange Seminar appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:15:37 +0000 Children’s homes press on despite pandemic

Pilot, police officer, fully funded scholar, and community leader are just a few of the academic and career titles that young men take on as they say farewell to Colby House. After entering the transitional home, which specializes in providing personalized care for emotionally and physically traumatized youngsters, the boys become equipped for a productive … The post Children’s homes press on despite pandemic appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:08:34 +0000 Simons: Consider A Lien Against Owners’ Assets

“We support the Government’s indication that it would not rule out pursuing collection through the courts,” OBA Leader Cole Simons said, adding they they also “take the view that a lien could be considered against the hotel owners’ assets until the $11 million payment is recovered.” This follows after the Government previously confirmed that they will step […](Click to read the full article)

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:22:11 +0000 PM defends state of emergency

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday laid out his case for seeking to extend the state of emergency in The Bahamas.  As he opened debate in the House of Assembly yesterday to extend the state of emergency to January 31, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis told the public that he has no plans to increase … The post PM defends state of emergency appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:21:13 +0000 ‘We are flattening the curve’

Praising the government’s efforts to reduce coronavirus cases in The Bahamas, Minister of Health Renward Wells said yesterday that The Bahamas has seen a decrease in the number of new COVID cases, hospitalizations and has gone 10 days without a COVID death. “Our collective efforts are flattening the COVID-19 curve,” Wells said in the House of … The post ‘We are flattening the curve’ appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:20:53 +0000 Cooper calls extension of state of emergency ‘madness’

Dubbing the extension of the state of emergency “madness”, Exumas and Ragged Island Member of Parliament Chester Cooper yesterday said he could not support it as it has gone on for too long and is inflicting unnecessary harm. “This is madness,” he told members of Parliament in the House of Assembly last evening. “We’ve been … The post Cooper calls extension of state of emergency ‘madness’ appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:19:50 +0000 25 percent of public school students in danger of repeating

Twenty-five percent of public school students in New Providence and Abaco have not logged on for virtual school and if they do not meet certain requirements by the end of the school year, they could face repeating the grade level, according to Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd. Lloyd told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that 75 … The post 25 percent of public school students in danger of repeating appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:16:11 +0000 Minister: Modifications Due To Increase In Cases

“As a result of the uptick in the incidence of positive cases, the Government is revisiting our Covid-19 directions with a view to making modifications,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27]. The Minister said, “Today I can report that Bermuda has five new confirmed positive cases of Covid-19. This […](Click to read the full article)

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:20:58 +0000 Venezuela asks National Security Ministry to meet on migrant crisis

The Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs received a formal request from the Maduro administration to discuss the Venezuelan migrant crisis on Friday morning. Foreign and Caricom Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne confirmed the receipt of the diplomatic note, which seeks a meeting with Minister of National Security Stuart Young. He said the request has since been passed to the Minister of National Security "for consideration and response." On Wednesday, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said in a tweet that President Nicolas Maduro had instructed him to convene a meeting with Trinidad and Tobago officials to discuss the migrant crisis. His tweet followed public criticism by the Prime Minister overnehative reactions to his administration's handling of the migrants, particularly children, who were sent back to their homeland in pirogues after landing illegally on Trinidad's southwestern coast. In August, Minister of National Security Stuart Young met virtually with Venezuelan officials to discuss the problem of illegal migration of Venezuelans to TT. The post Venezuela asks National Security Minist

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:47:10 +0000 Five New Positive, Three Under Investigation

There have been five more positive Covid-19 test results, two are classified as imported and three are under investigation, with the Ministry saying they are “symptomatic residents” and “appear unrelated with no links to travel or the current known clusters.”   A Government spokesperson said, “There were 1034 test results received by the Ministry of […](Click to read the full article)

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:28:58 +0000 Bermuda College Fair To Be Held Virtually

Bermuda College’s annual Transfer Pathways Fair will be held virtually on Tuesday, December 1st. A spokesperson said, “The College will connect its partner institutions with students, parents, and guardians to offer BC students a seamless transition from associates degree programmes at the College, to the baccalaureate degree with more than 50 diverse career disciplines, represented […](Click to read the full article)

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Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:58:57 +0000 Foreign Affairs Minister: Mercenaries exploiting migrant women, children

Foreign and Caricom Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne has said this country does not intend to be "drawn into the internal political contests of other countries, nor are we disposed to respond to their various participants." His tenor of his statement issued on Friday was less combative than statements on Wednesday by the Prime Minister, which accused the Organisation of American States of "triggering and fuelling" the migrant crisis in Trinidad and Tobago. Dr Rowley charged the OAS with "virtually declaring war" on this country for not joining US special envoy Elliot Abrams and US President Donald Trump to force a violent regime change in Venezuela. US ambassador Joseph Mondello said any blame for the migrant crisis sat squarely on the shoulders of the Maduro regime and not the US administration nor the OAS. The comments followed the arrest of 25 Venezuelans, including 16 children, whom the Coast Guard escorted aboard two pirogues back to the international maritime border on Sunday. The group returned to this country hours later and the matter is now before the High Court. Browne did not make any mention of the request by the Maduro administration for a meeting to discuss the issue and said previously that no official request had been

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