Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:56:51 +0000 Police: Fewer car thefts in 2019

POLICE noted decreases in car theft by way of robbery and larceny last year during a weekly police press briefing held at the Police Administration Building in PoS on Wednesday. Larceny is defined as the unlawful taking away of property with the intent of permanently depriving them of use while robbery is defined as taking of property by force, intimidation or threat of force. At the briefing, Sgt Christopher Swamber said there was a 2 per cent decrease in robberies of vehicles by way of larceny and a 22 per cent decrease in theft by way of robbery. According to Swamber, from January 1 to December 31 2019, police recorded 569 reports of car theft by way of larceny, and 322 reports of car theft by way of robbery. In 2018, the numbers were 569 and 471 respectively. Swamber said the majority of vehicles stolen by larceny were Nissan vehicles with 90 B-14s, 105 AD Wagons, 67 Tiidas, 41 B-13s and 37 Almeras. According to Swamber, 69 per cent of the vehicles stolen in 2019 were Nissans. Nissan was also the car of choice as far as robberies were concerned. Swamber said 52 per cent of robberies last year were of Nissan vehicles, with 30 reports robbery of AD wagons, 25 reports of Almeras, and 22 reports of Tiidas made. Swamber

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Wed, 08 Jan 2020 15:12:06 +0000 Trini among US troops struck by Iran

A Trinidadian woman in the US military was among those at a US air base in Iraq that was struck by Iran on Tuesday night. The attacks were carried out in response to the recent killing of Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani during a US drone strike in Baghdad. In a post to Twitter on Tuesday night, Leann Saunders said, "My aunt's US base was hit an hour ago. All I ask of anyone that sees this is a prayer of protection. Thank you." Saunders told Newsday her aunt, who she preferred not to name, was born and raised in Santa Cruz but moved to the US where she has been living for over 12 years. She said it was the first scare the family has had since her aunt joined the military. "My emotions were all over. My entire household was in tears as there was no contact so we were just praying, waiting on the next phone call for good news." She said her grandmother, who also lives in the US, called a few hours later saying her aunt was alive. But Saunders said she is worried the situation may worsen as the tension between the US and Iran continues to rise. She said, "It's just the start," and that her aunt is still "not out of harm's way." "We're just praying for her safe return." If you or anyone you know is di

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Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:15:14 +0000 Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Jan 7 2020

January 7 saw 37,680 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $185,685.00 BD. 2,370 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 3.5% at $36.00 per share, while another 33,400 shares were traded by LOM Financial Limited, closing up 0.7% at $2.77 per share. 1,700 shares were traded by Bermuda […](Click to read the full article)

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Wed, 08 Jan 2020 09:35:19 +0000 Petition for Mendes to make movie in TT

A LOCAL filmmaker has launched a petition asking award-winning English filmmaker Sam Mendes to make a film in TT, the home of his grandfather. The petition on change.org was created by award-winning filmmaker, actor and screenwriter Teneille Newallo (The Cutlass, Bazodee, Mangroves). She noted that Mendes recently won the Golden Globe award for Best Director for his film 1917. She pointed out that in his speech Mendes, whose directorial debut American Beauty won him the Academy Award and Golden Globe for best director, dedicated the win to his Trinidadian grandfather Alfred Mendes, novelist, short-story writer and World War I veteran. Sam Mendes is also known for directing the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre. [caption id="attachment_804201" align="alignnone" width="683"] Local actress, filmmaker and screenwriter Teneille Newallo. -[/caption] Newallo said TT filmmakers and actors have been working diligently to make films at an international level, but it is more difficult in TT, as the professionals are cut off from the rest of the film industry. She added that being cut off also made

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Wed, 08 Jan 2020 09:57:00 +0000 Barbuda Council to pass resolution to address concerns with a major development project

By Theresa Goodwin theresa.goodwin@antiguaobserver.com A resolution to address environmental concerns with a multi-million development earmarked for the Palmetto point area in Barbuda will be high on the agenda during the first meeting of the re-constituted Barbuda Council. Member of Parliament for the sister island, Trevor Walker made the declaration on Tuesday while noting that a golf course is not suitable for the area for which it has been earmarked. This, he said, is based on expert information that has been shared with the council. “This is not Trevor Walker saying that or somebody. It is based on the expert information […]

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 23:03:51 +0000 Jamaican Teas Ltd (JAMT) – Directors’ Meeting

Jamaican Teas Ltd (JAMT) has advised that on January 14, 2020, JAMT’s directors will meet to consider, inter alia , the following subjects:1. A possible increase in the authorized share capital of JAMT2. A sub-division of the companies issued and outstanding sharesJAMT further advised that the proposals will be subject to the approval of the […] The post Jamaican Teas Ltd (JAMT) – Directors’ Meeting appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:52:41 +0000 BSE Trading Report Package January 7, 2020

BSE Trading Report January 7, 2020 BSE Share Summary January 7, 2020 The post BSE Trading Report Package January 7, 2020 appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:10:51 +0000 Migrants on Guaidó refused entry to Assembly: A blow to democracy

Three Venezuelan migrants living in Trinidad have weighed in on the latest political crisis in their homeland where National Assembly head and self-proclaimed interim President, Juan Guaidó, was prevented by State police from entering the Assembly on Sunday to participate in a voting process to elect a new legislative council. Heidi Diquez said Sunday's scenes in Caracas showed that the Nicolás Maduro regime continues to trample on the rule of law and sink the Constitution even deeper into a sea of irrelevance. "What happened on Sunday demonstrates once more that Maduro clings to power by pressing and using military forces against the population," Diquez said. She said that thanks to social media networks, Venezuelans in TT and across the world could witnesses how Maduro led the order to the National Guard to block access to the main Opposition parliamentarians, including "provisional president" Guaidó. "In 2020, Venezuela will continue to advance in the restoration of our democracy and rule of law," she added. Another migrant, Carlos Suárez said that Guaidó has already established a power for the search for democratic freedom of Venezuela. "It must be Guaidó, it has to be. There's no other, he is the one who has the work done, any other people and it w

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 14:05:48 +0000 QWI Investments Ltd (QWI) Unaudited Net Asset Value as at January 3, 2020

QWI Investments Ltd (QWI) has advised that its unaudited net asset value (NAV) per share as at January 3, 2020 was $1.28 per share. The post QWI Investments Ltd (QWI) Unaudited Net Asset Value as at January 3, 2020 appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:40:38 +0000 BPC’s professional fund goes live

Simon Potter.Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) yesterday announced that its Bahamian-domiciled mutual fund investment vehicle began receiving initial subscriptions yesterday, with BPC issuing up to 100 million ordinary shares at two pence per share to the fund. The initial subscription period for the fund, which was incorporated […] The post BPC’s professional fund goes live appeared first on

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:42:44 +0000 Port share offering not anticipated until end of 2021 or early 2022

Anthony Ferguson.The share offering in Nassau’s cruise port will begin when its redevelopment is nearing completion, so as to give Bahamian investors a clearer picture of where their investment dollars will be going, in hopes of reducing the risk for the many first-time investors expected to […] The post Port share offering not anticipated until end of

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:37:23 +0000 One Communications Share Repurchases

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange, One Communications Ltd., announced their share repurchase programme. The filing stated, “One Communications Ltd. Announces Share Buyback Programme for 2020 “6 January 2020 – The Board of Directors of One Communications Ltd. has authorized the repurchase of up to 2 million common shares of the Company through an […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 11:06:03 +0000 Butterfield Bank: December Share Repurchases

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange, the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited advised that during the month of December 2019, the Bank purchased for Treasury 275,188 Common Shares at an average price of $36.09 per share. Related Stories Butterfield $125M Share Repurchase Program Butterfield Bank: November Share Repurchases Butterfield Bank: October Share Repurchases […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:10:51 +0000 Another blow to democracy

Three Venezuelan migrants living in Trinidad have weighed in on the latest political crisis in their homeland where National Assembly head and self-proclaimed interim President, Juan Guaidó, was prevented by State police from entering the Assembly on Sunday to participate in a voting process to elect a new legislative council. Heidi Diquez said Sunday's scenes in Caracas showed that the Nicolás Maduro regime continues to trample on the rule of law and sink the Constitution even deeper into a sea of irrelevance. "What happened on Sunday demonstrates once more that Maduro clings to power by pressing and using military forces against the population," Diquez said. She said that thanks to social media networks, Venezuelans in TT and across the world could witnesses how Maduro led the order to the National Guard to block access to the main Opposition parliamentarians, including "provisional president" Guaidó. "In 2020, Venezuela will continue to advance in the restoration of our democracy and rule of law," she added. Another migrant, Carlos Suárez said that Guaidó has already established a power for the search for democratic freedom of Venezuela. "It must be Guaidó, it has to be. There's no other, he is the one who has the work done, any other people and it w

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:15:32 +0000 Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Jan 6 2020

January 6 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,404.48, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 55 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related Stories Wojciechowski: Connection Between ILS & ESG MIH Acquires Controlling Interest In BSX BSX […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:20:13 +0000 Domestic violence talk resumes Jan 15

THE Domestic Violence Caravan of the Victim and Witness Support Unit (VWSU) of the Police Service will resume its Prevention and Resilience outreach programme on January 15. The unit conducted several sessions aimed at addressing domestics violence issues at facilities of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) and South Western Divisions, said a media release. The caravan forms part of the VWSU's thrust toward reducing instances of domestic violence and building resiliency across communities and the wider society, the release said. The 2019 programme closed off on November 13 with a final session at the Princes Town Health Facility. Sixty people who attended the pre-natal clinic benefited from the caravan's information on domestic violence and its effects, as well as ways to avoid being victims. Information on the procedure for the reporting of such violence, and how to apply for a protection order, were also shared. The programme addressed the fact that domestic violence does not only affect women, but it also has a great impact on males who sometimes silently suffer in their experience. Manager of the VWSU Aisha Corbie, who spoke to participants on the closing day, emphasised the need for greater awareness of the phenomena among

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 09:56:53 +0000 Jack: 'I'm ready to lead'

KINNESHA GEORGE-HARRY “One voice, one vision, one PNM.” This is the slogan adopted by Joel Jack as he seeks to become the next political leader of the PNM Tobago Council in the January 19 internal election. Jack, currently as the Deputy Chief Secretary and Secretary of Finance and the Economy in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), filed his nomination papers on December 16 to contest the election. In an interview with Newsday on Monday, Jack said: “I believe I am the right person for the job at this time." He added: "Given the fact that we are going into a new decade, the party is now advancing towards general elections, so this is the right time for new leadership as we work together with all genders, both the young persons and the not so young – all the persons within the party.” Jack worked as a technocrat under late Secretary of Finance Dr Anselm London before becoming secretary himself. He said his performance as Bacolet/ Mt St George representative, Secretary of Finance for two terms and currently that of Deputy Chief Secretary, were testimony to his abilities. Asked why, as Deputy Chief Secretary, he decided to challenge the incumbent, Kelvin Charles, Jack responded: “I am an investme

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 20:38:44 +0000 Pulse Investments Limited (PULS) – Trading in Shares

Pulse Investments Limited (PULS) has advised that a director sold 3,799,678 PULS shares and a director purchased 3,799,678 PULS shares during the period December 24 – 31, 2019. The post Pulse Investments Limited (PULS) – Trading in Shares appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 20:34:18 +0000 Pulse Investments Ltd (PULS) – Notice of Annual General Meeting

Pulse Investments Ltd (PULS) has advised that at the Annual General Meeting of the Company, scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:30 am, at Villa Ronai, Old stony Hill Road, the following resolution will be considered and, if thought fit, passed: “1. That the authorized share capital of Pulse Investments Ltd be increased from 1,950,000,000 […] The post Pulse Investments Ltd (PULS) – Notice of Annual General Meeting appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 20:32:04 +0000 QWI Investments Ltd (QWI) – Trading in Shares

QWI Investments Ltd (QWI) has advised that on December 31, 2019,  a connected party purchased 165,000 QWI shares. The post QWI Investments Ltd (QWI) – Trading in Shares appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:56:43 +0000 Pulse Investments Limited (PULS) – Considers Dividend

Pulse Investments Limited (PULS) has advised that at the meeting of its Board of Directors on January 14, 2020, the Board will consider payment of a dividend of two ($0.02) cents per share to the members of the Company. The post Pulse Investments Limited (PULS) – Considers Dividend appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 18:36:49 +0000 BSE Trading Report Package January 6, 2020

BSE Trading Report January 6, 2020 BSE Share Summary January 6, 2020 The post BSE Trading Report Package January 6, 2020 appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:33:12 +0000 Delusions of gangster

AS TOLD TO BC PIRES My name is Ricardo Moore and I wear a grille in my mouth – but not for the reason you think. We moved plenty but I born and really grow in Curepe. Partly right now, we in Arima for the last, let we say, 15 years. You read your little scriptures and they show you God tell Abraham to sacrifice he only son. Boy, if I in that position, God will have to vex with me! God dealing in faith – but that is my child! Let we be real: no parent could vex with you for that. Not even God! I have a daughter, Hadassah Moore, mother is Leandra Valere. Is a daughter I have, not a boy who could try and fend for heself. I have to protect my daughter. I telling you, honestly, (if necessary) I going and sit down in a jail and make 100 years for my daughter. My father is Hilton Moore, they’s call him Sambo. He did play real ball! He had a record for scoring a goal in King George V from 44 yards, whatever-whatever. My grandmother, Elmyrah Moore, was a Bajan – but she was a BAD Bajan! She had a record for beating man very bad! She hit my grandfather with a pot – one of them long-time ‘tensil – and knock him out, Nanan! I real

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:33:53 +0000 BPTT gets feedback from Mayaro

THE present and future development of the community of Mayaro and environs was the centre of discussions between BPTT and various stakeholder groups at the Mayaro Resource Centre. Led by regional president Claire Fitzpatrick, the BPTT team also included Giselle Thompson, vice-president corporate operations; Ronda Francis, corporate responsibility manager; and Imran Mohammed, Galeota area operations manager. The team spent the day interacting with the community as well as representatives of key stakeholder groups. The stakeholders participated in a highly-interactive session where they shared a working lunch and discussed various topics on the development of Mayaro. The diverse group represented education, sports, business, the environment, culture, fishing, agriculture and the Police and Fire Services, said a media release. MP for Mayaro Rushton Paray also attended the meeting and spoke of his interaction with BPTT and the investments it has made in the area. Paray said, “I have to say that the interaction with BPTT has been positive and we have partnered with them in a number of critical projects including a disaster management plan for Mayaro. [caption id="attachment_803924" align="alignnone" width="1024"]

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:27:04 +0000 Umpires beat Ex-Nationals in T20

UMPIRES claimed sweet revenge against the Rebels team of ex-national players in their annual T20 cricket grudge match last Friday under lights at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva. The Umpires team won the match handsomely by 48 runs after winning the toss and electing to bat, scoring 164 for the loss of four wickets. In reply, the Rebels were restricted to 138 for seven. The match was dominated by the individual all-round brilliance of Denzil James whose undefeated knock of 92 earned him Man-of-the-Match, Best Batsman and Best Bowler awards. His innings comprised five boundaries and two maximums off just 60 balls and he shared an entertaining 137-run partnership with Christopher Lennard who made 44 with two fours and one big strike over the boundary rope. The best bowling performance from Rebels came from Anderson Nesbitt who grabbed two for 14 in two overs. In their run chase, Hezron Ramcharitar slammed 39 with a pair of fours and sixes off 31 balls, and Junior Maxwell hit a run-a-ball 37 with three boundaries and one maximum. [caption id="attachment_803895" align="alignnone" width="1024"]

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