Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:22:20 +0000 LGBTQ Pride Week events to be held virtually

LGBTQ+ Pride 2020’s events will be held virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pride Bahamas Organizer Alexus D’Marco said yesterday. “COVID-19 has prevented us from coming together collectively in one place but it hasn’t prevented us from coming together virtually,” D’Marco said. “So, what we have started to do is plan our week …The post LGBTQ Pride Week events to be held virtually appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:24:20 +0000 Manager, others accused of defrauding NIB 

Amanager at the National Insurance Board in Andros is accused of orchestrating a $123,809.94 unemployment benefits fraud scheme. Dino Dean, 40, allegedly authorized false unemployment claims for 15 people, who cashed the benefit checks. Dean denied charges of forgery, falsification of accounts, money laundering, fraud by false pretenses and conspiracy to commit fraud by false …The post Manager, others accused of defrauding NIB  appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:23:13 +0000 Davis: Permanent register should be a new one

While noting that he has always been supportive of a transition to a permanent voter register, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said the permanent register should be a new one. Davis said the process is a complex one that requires significant planning to ensure the integrity of the register. “I have always …The post Davis: Permanent register should be a new one appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:27:57 +0000 Some Atlantis workers demand severance pay 

Scores of furloughed and frustrated Atlantis employees packed Global Ministries Bahamas on Pinedale Street yesterday demanding that the Paradise Island resort formally release them and pay them severance.  Atlantis temporarily laid off staff on March 21, for what was initially planned to be a period of four weeks and assured the employees of its commitment to support …The post Some Atlantis workers demand severance pay  appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:26:32 +0000 Moultrie: Another MP contracted COVID-19

House of Assembly Speaker Halson Moultrie confirmed yesterday that a third member of his staff and another member of Parliament (MP) have tested positive for COVID-19. “I am only aware of three members of Parliament and three members of staff,” Moultrie said of those in Parliament who would have contracted COVID-19 this month. The latest cases come two …The post Moultrie: Another MP contracted COVID-19 appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:25:04 +0000 65 new cases; two new deaths

The Ministry of Health reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 on New Providence and two new deaths.  The number of COVID-19 deaths in the country rose to 91.  Health officials said a 61-year-old woman and an 86-year-old woman, both of New Providence, died on September 27.  A death that was previously under investigation was classified as a …The post 65 new cases; two new deaths appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:30:28 +0000 Mother, daughter shot dead

A mother and her young daughter were discovered shot to death in a Nassau Village home early yesterday, police said. The mother appeared to be about 30 and the girl about 10, police said.  Assistant Superintendent Audley Peters, who spoke with reporters at the scene, said the bodies were found in a bedroom. Peters said …The post Mother, daughter shot dead appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:48:07 +0000 Equestrian: Rego Begins Competing In Ohio

Cody Rego began competing in the Capital Challenge Horse Show at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington Ohio. Rego — riding Churro — finished 13th competing in the 13/14 Year Old Equitation First Round, and the pair also finished 8th in the second round. Related Stories Equestrian Patrick Nisbett Competes in France Terceira, Nisbett Continue […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 29, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Holness drove JLP vote

THE findings of Bill Johnson's August poll held true in the September 3 General Election as most Labourites voted for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) because they wanted Andrew Holness to continue as prime minister, while seeing the People's National Party (PNP) return to power was the reason that the majority of Comrades gave for casting their ballots.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:48:59 +0000 Masters Scores In IMG Under 19 Girls Draw

Jaden Masters and her IMG Under 19 Girls Premier teammates ended level with Tophat 2 – 2. The IMG Under 19 Girls Premier got goals from JJ Ndaw and Masters, with Maria Vallejos recording an assist. Related Stories BFA To Hold Women’s Football Symposium Concacaf Women’s U20 Provisional Rosters Concacaf Announce Changes To Women’s U20 […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:49:48 +0000 Route 3 Bus Detours In Effect Due To Roadwork

The Department of Public Transportation advised that there are currently detours in effect on Harrington Sound Road, between Devil’s Hole Hill [Smith’s parish] and Paynter’s Road [Hamilton parish], for route 3 buses. A Government spokesperson said, “This is as a safety precaution, due to the road width being narrowed by roadwork along a section of […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:49:08 +0000 Butterfield Reflects on Ironman 70.3 Cozumel

Tyler Butterfield reflected on his performance during the Ironman 70.3 Cozumel race. Butterfield posted on social media, “Cozumel you never disappoint! Super happy to get a racing in for 2020 and manage to get on the podium. “Huge shout out to Ironman Mexico & the Island of Cozumel for pulling off another great race and […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:51:02 +0000 Chaguanas mom, 75, still hopeful as son missing for 6 months

THE last memory 75-year-old Phyllis Bruce has of her son was when they sat together to eat dinner at the family’s Chaguanas home on March 19. Clevon Bruce, 46, a taxi driver, has been missing for the past six months. He disappeared after leaving the family’s Enterprise home for work on the night of March 19 and has not been seen or heard from since. Five weeks after he vanished, police found his Nissan B14 car abandoned on Chacon Street in Port of Spain. None of Bruce’s personal items such as his driver’s permit and ID card were found. The car was impounded and later checked for fingerprints. Bruce said she believes her son was abducted, probably by someone pretending to be a passenger. Despite six months passing and no word on his whereabouts, she is still clinging to the hope that he is still alive. “It has been six months and it is hard for me to keep faith. "But as his mother, I have to still hope. If I don’t hold on to this hope, I feel I will lose my mind. I am just trying to keep my composure and be strong,” Bruce said. Bruce said as her son was leaving, he kissed her goodbye, saying he was off to work. “He loves my cooking. I always prepare his favourite meals.” She said a client whom Clevo

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:51:00 +0000 Morvant businessman gives back

DESPITE the financial strain of pandemic, Morvant resident and entrepreneur David Hartman is determined to "give back" to the less fortunate and is encouraging others to do their part in improving the lives of others. Hartman, his wife Alanda, aunt Sandra and a team of associates distributed 100 meals and face masks for the homeless in east Port of Spain last Sunday. Speaking with Newsday, Hartman, 24, the owner of Head and Hart mini-mart in Marie Road, Morvant, said he was happy to be part of the initiative and hoped to have other similar distributions more frequently. “I got together with a few people I knew and discussed the idea with them. They agreed that it would be good so we organised cooking meals and bought the face masks for distribution. It was a great project. Words can’t fully express how happy this has made me.” [caption id="attachment_849069" align="alignnone" width="768"] MEAL TIME: In this photo, Hartman gives meals to the needy from the trunk of his car. PHOTOS BY SHANE SUPERVILLE - Shane Superville[/caption] Hartman said while he is pleased with the feedback, h

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:52:03 +0000 ANSA Merchant Bank has record 37% growth

THE ANSA Merchant Bank Group (AMBL) recorded profit before tax (PBT) of $357 million in 2019 which was a record growth of in PBT year on year of 37 per cent. “(This is) testament to the sound fundamentals underpinning all the group’s businesses,” said managing director Gregory N Hill. He made a presentation on Monday during the 2019 AMBL annual meeting of shareholders, which was held virtually. He said the bank continues to be well diversified and resilient, anchored by both the banking business and strong results from the insurance business. He reported both banking and insurance lines performed extremely well, showing about $100 million in PBT growth year on year. “2019 was really a landmark year for our bank group.” Hill said the bank created significant value for shareholders as reflected in the premium of the market value per share being over the book value per share. He also said while the TT Stock Market dipped in line with the slow down in the economy AMBL demonstrated great resilience and this was seen in consistent growth in value seen in the rise in book value per share. He said the merchant banking operation by itself was also a very well diversified and resilient business. He reported the group’s investme

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:39:39 GMT The deportation of an autistic black man is an indictment of the UK’s racist justice system | Micha Frazer-Carroll

Osime Brown was convicted under ‘joint enterprise’ laws when he was a teenager. Now, at 21, he’s due to be flown to Jamaica Next week, another vulnerable person is set to be deported. It may well lead to his death. If Home Office plans go ahead, Osime Brown, a 21-year-old black man, will be sent to Jamaica – a country he left aged four – as a result of a crime that he did not personally commit. Because of the UK’s controversial and discriminatory joint enterprise law, Brown was convicted and imprisoned in 2016 after he observed a phone theft in the street, even though other witnesses said he explicitly asked the people who stole the phone to stop. Now, as a second punishment, he is due to be deported on release because he wasn’t born in the UK.If this goes ahead, it will be yet another instance of a person of colour (often a black person) being deported to a country they barely know, on wholly unfair grounds. This practice is deeply inhumane – we know that at least

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:15:18 +0000 Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 28 2020

September 28 saw 200 hares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $2,800.00 BD. 200 shares were traded by Somers Limited, closing up 7.7% at $14.00 per share. The BSX finished at 1,738.55, up 0.38% on the day. There was 1 advance, 0 declines, and 60 remained unchanged. The full report for the day […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 29, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Report: COVID-19 has accelerated technological revolution in Latin America, Caribbean

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — A new report by the World Bank has found that Latin America and the Caribbean is in the midst of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” of technological innovation which requires enhancing the productivity of the services sector, investing in human capital and rethinking labour regulations and social protection policies.

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Tue, 29, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Dead Romania mayor wins re-election

BUCHAREST, Romania (AFP) — A mayor in southern Romanian grabbed a landslide election victory despite dying of coronavirus days earlier, local reports said yesterday.Ion Aliman clocked up 1,057 of 1,600 votes cast in Deveselu municipality even though he died on September 17, reports said.The ballots had already been printed at the time of Aliman's death and his name could not be removed, according to local officials.

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Tue, 29, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Offices of Child Diversion Programme now fully operational

THE Child Diversion Programme offices and committees of the Ministry of Justice are now fully operational in all 14 parishes.The programme seeks to divert children who come in conflict with the law away from the formal criminal justice system.This is one of the main objectives and is in line with the programme's obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child to reduce the number of children institutionalised.

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Tue, 29, Sep, 2020 10:30:02 GMT Bartlett to participate in international webinars during Tourism Awareness Week

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett will participate in international webinars as part of activities to observe Tourism Awareness Week, which kicked off Sunday and will culminate on October 3.The minister provided details at a Jamaica Information Service ( JIS) think tank, held at the agency's head office in Kingston last week.

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Tue, 29, Sep, 2020 10:02:38 GMT Ministry supports family of dead 9-y-o

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams (seated right) is joined by state minister Robert Morgan (standing left) to offer support to the family of nine-year-old Bianca Spence, who died on Saturday.

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Tue, 29, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Holness drove JLP vote; loyalty to party accounted for majority of PNP ballots

THE findings of Bill Johnson's August poll held true in the September 3 General Election as most Labourites voted for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) because they wanted Andrew Holness to continue as prime minister, while seeing the People's National Party (PNP) return to power was the reason that the majority of Comrades gave for casting their ballots.

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Tue, 29, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT No Trini carnival next February

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday gave the clearest indication that his Administration is prepared to cancel carnival celebrations here next year as the two-island republic, like all other Caribbean countries, deals with impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has so far killed 72 people here and infected 4,362 others.

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