Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:55:42 +0000 ‘Bahamians must get used to cycle of tightening and loosening restrictions’

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said weekend lockdowns will remain in place on New Providence and Abaco, however he announced that beaches are parks will open on weekdays beginning next week. Minnis also announced tighter restrictions on Grand Bahama, which has seen a spike in cases in recent days. “We want to, as quickly as …The post ‘Bahamians must get used to cycle of tightening and loosening restrictions’ appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:44:59 +0000 Atlantis to begin phased reopening before year’s end

Atlantis announced on Tuesday that it will begin its phased reopening before the end of the year. In a letter to staff, Atlantis President and Managing Director Audrey Oswell wrote, “I am writing to update you that we will be announcing our plans to reopen Atlantis Paradise Island in the weeks ahead. Currently, we expect …The post Atlantis to begin phased reopening before year’s end appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:15:33 +0000 Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 28 2020

October 28 saw 10,200 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $29,890.00 BD. 10,200 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing down 8.8% at $2.92 per share. The BSX finished at 1,969.82, down 0.28% on the day. There were 0 advances, 1 decline, and 60 remained unchanged. The full report for […](Click to read the full article)

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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:50:39 +0000 Somers Share Repurchases For September 2020

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], Somers Limited announced their recent share repurchases. The filing stated: “Somers Limited, a financial services investment holding company, announces that during the month of September 2020, Somers purchased 4,800 of its own common shares at an average cost of $13.56 per share. These Shares have been […](Click to read the full article)

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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:30:17 +0000 Apex & Banco Modal Acquisition Transaction

Apex Group Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire Banco Modal’s Alternative Fund Administration business in Brazil. A spokesperson said, “Apex Group Ltd. [Apex], a global financial services provider, and Banco Modal S.A., a Brazilian financial institution [Banco Modal], announced jointly today that Apex will acquire Banco Modal’s Alternative Fund Administration business in Brazil […](Click to read the full article)

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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 05:22:04 +0000 Steve McQueen to produce film of Jamaican novel

BRITISH filmmaker and video artist Steve McQueen will executive-produce a film adaptation of Augustown, the acclaimed 2016 novel by Jamaican writer Kei Miller. The film is being adapted by production companies Potboiler Productions and Rathaus Films. A Jamaican-born poet, novelist, essayist and blogger, Miller is a well-known figure in the Caribbean community and a familiar face at TT's NGC Bocas Lit Fest and Carnival celebrations. He won the 2014 OCM Bocas non-fiction Prize and the novel Augustown is the fiction winner of the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for fiction. The Cartographer Tries to Map A Way to Zion won him the 2014 Forward Prize for the best poetry collection and was shortlisted in a Costa Book Award. The Screendaily.com website reported exclusively that the film will be directed by Antiguan director Shabier Kirchner, who filmed McQueen’s Small Axe, a new anthology series of five films set in London’s West Indian community in the 1960s through the 1980s and starring John Boyega, Letitia Wright and Micheal Ward, among many others. [caption id="attachment_854647" align="alignnone" width="1024"]

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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:12:49 +0000 Herons and egrets of Tobago

Faraaz Abdool discusses these elegantly-shaped, wading birds that can be found locally. If you enjoy his way of helping us to see birds, look for the newest birding publication on Amazon, Casual Birding in Trinidad and Tobago. All photos are by Faraaz Abdool. Some of the most commonly encountered birds are members of the family Ardeidae, with their distinctive shape and gait. Often long-legged and long-necked, these lithe masters of the sit-and-wait are fixtures around coasts and waterways all over the world. This global family consists of around 63 species, of which more than a third has been recorded within TT. Herons, bitterns and egrets share many of the same characteristics. They all have a long, pointed bill at the end of a long neck that is often held in an "S" shape. When retracted, these birds look comically stocky – but let this not fool you. This is the proverbial coiled spring, the cocked gun, and the drawn bow – ready to let fly at a moment’s notice. That pointed bill is for impaling a wide array of smaller animals; individual species do have preferences but the process of food acquisition is fairly consistent throughout the family. [caption id="attachment_854665" align="alignnone" width="1024"]

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT 'Penny wise and pound foolish'

CHRISTIANA, Manchester — Mayor of Mandeville and chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation, Donovan Mitchell, says the developer of a three-storey building that collapsed during heavy rain in Christiana earlier this week has been given 14 days' notice to demolish the structure.Mitchell identified the developer as businessman Paul Patmore.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Huawei rejects claims that it poses a security threat to Jamaica

The Chinese firm Huawei Technologies has rejected claims that it could be a threat Jamaica's security if it is given the nod to roll out the country's 5G technology.In a release yesterday Huawei said the allegations that it would provide a security risk are unfounded without any factual ground to support them.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Passage of Dog Liabilities Bill delayed

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck on Tuesday agreed to delaying passage of the Dogs (Liability for Injuries) Bill after concerns were raised by some members of the House of Representatives about criminal liabilities issues.After listening to objections raised by Opposition Members of Parliament Mark Golding and Julian Robinson, Chuck agreed that the points raised by the members were sufficient to put off concluding the debate.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Digicel Business launches 'masterclass' business mentorship series

Digicel Business is collaborating with some of the best local minds in business and entrepreneurship to mentor aspiring innovators, start-up founders and professionals through a series of virtual, interactive masterclass sessions.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Growth Tech still bullish on free Wi-Fi

TECHNOLOGY company Growth Tech Ltd has been forced to rethink its strategy after COVID-19 slashed, by up to 40 per cent, the number of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) riders that use its free Wi-Fi service.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Commonwealth countries to promote human rights through sport

Commonwealth member countries have unanimously adopted a statement to promote human rights and tackle discrimination at all levels of sport —from community games to elite sporting events.The consensus statement sets out 13 commitments and serves as a guide to protect and promote the human rights of every individual involved in the sport sector.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Europe and US facing new round of shutdowns amid COVID surge

Germany yesterday moved to shut down restaurants, bars and theatres all over again and France weighed demands for another nationwide lockdown as a new wave of coronavirus infections in Europe and the United States wipes out months of progress against the scourge on two continents.The resurgence and the growing clampdown sent a shudder through financial markets, and stocks slumped.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Black men being courted as Americans get ready to vote

NEW YORK (AP) — For Phillip Agnew, engaging black male voters ahead of the general election isn't just about persuading them to choose former Vice-President Joe Biden over incumbent Donald Trump.As an activist and organiser who gained acclaim after leading protests in Florida over the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Agnew sees an opportunity to keep the 14.4 million black men of voting age politically engaged well beyond 2020.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Today's Horoscope — October 29, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, October 29, 2020: Persuasive, thorough and influential, you come to your work with fresh ideas. Many of you possess an exceptional ability and this year, by staying humble, you do extremely well. Beware of disloyalty from a professional foe-friend. If single, love comes to the rescue, and a healthy and loving relationship begins in the spring. If attached, stay so. An old flame can reignite, but a past pattern repeats. VIRGO grounds...

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Golden Age Home 'out of the woods', says Tufton

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said The Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, where 87 individuals — including staff and residents — have tested positive for COVID-19, is “out of the woods” in terms of the virus' infection risk and threat.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Curfew extended to November 16

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the islandwide nightly curfew that the Government has implemented as one of the measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus will be extended until November 16.The curfew hours will remain at 9:00 pm to 5:00 am daily.Holness, who was addressing a virtual press conference yesterday, said that the continuation of the curfew is despite a slowing down in the growth of new COVID-19 infections.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Finance minister tells design sector to go digital

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke has urged the local design industry to harness digital technology as part of a wider push to have the country rebound from the economic ravages of COVID-19.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Last handshake

LESS than 24 hours after Linlee Thomas encouraged his son Jason to give his life to God, the younger Thomas was gunned down at a domino table in Southborough, Portmore, St Catherine, on Tuesday night.Today, the elder Thomas's main regret is that Jason died without surrendering to the Lord.

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Thu, 29, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Police not very hopeful businessman will be found

THE police in St Elizabeth say they have little hope in recovering the body of businessman Andre Burnett, who is presumed dead after he went swimming in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, on Sunday and has not been seen since.

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