Two dead, two injured in early morning shooting in St Vincent

first_img Sharing is caring! The Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in St Vincent. Photo credit: valuemd.comKINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Two women are dead and two males nursing wounds at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in St Vincent after a shooting in Campden Park shortly after 8 am on Tuesday.Police reports say George Franklyn of Campden Park allegedly shot and killed his wife Ingrid Jack-Franklyn and Hazel-ann James.Simeon James was shot in the stomach while Desroy John was shot in and right foot. Both survived their injuries and were in hospital.Meanwhile, Acting Prime Minister Girlyn Miguel condemned the killing.“This morning, our nation was thrown into mourning for the brutal murders which took placed in Campden Park. The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines condemns this gruesome act and sympathises with the families who lost their loved ones,” the nation’s first female deputy prime minister said in a statement.She assured Vincentians that “the perpetrators of this horrific act will be brought to justice.“This statement is a reminder to those citizens who are lawless and think that the solution to any ill in society is to take the matter into their own hands to address their problems that they are so incorrect in their thinking.“Our government will reinforce what is necessary to make our country secure and safe for all our citizens. May I remind us that it is wrong to take human life and it is also wrong to shed human blood. May we hold on together in love and be forgiving one to another as we live from day to day,” Miguel said.Meanwhile, information on Tuesday evening indicated that police in Kingstown were investigating the death of a man whose body was reportedly found in a latrine pit after being missing for about a Kenton X. ChanceCaribbean News Now NewsRegional Two dead, two injured in early morning shooting in St Vincent by: – September 14, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share 54 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Regional officials strengthen partnership to fight crime

first_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Regional officials strengthen partnership to fight crime by: – November 14, 2011 From left: US Ambassador to The Bahamas Nicole Avant, Bahamas Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest, US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and Minister of National Security of Antigua and Barbuda Dr Errol Cort. Photo: Tony Grant Jr NASSAU, Bahamas — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other US agencies are working with Caribbean partners through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) to develop a fingerprint collection system that will help check criminals against terrorism and criminal databases, US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said on Thursday.“Once this system is operational, we believe it will allow for sharing of information between the United States and participating Caribbean countries,” said Napolitano, who spoke at the 2nd Annual CBSI Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.She outlined various initiatives — including aviation security training and anti-terrorism assessments — which she said are examples of strong, cooperative models that work, and that can be expanded and used to strengthen regional cooperation in other areas.“Ultimately, our success will hinge on how well we continue to work together within the framework of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative to advance our common goals.”Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who also addressed the high-level gathering, said it was an important opportunity for regional leaders to act together to counter their countries’ continued vulnerability to transnational criminal activity, including drugs and arms trafficking, human smuggling, illegal immigration and money laundering. “The costs of the security measures we are required to take are daunting,” Ingraham said. “This is further complicated by the economic challenges generally faced by the region and now by the slow recovery from the global economic and financial crisis which continues to impact our own economies.”Ingraham expressed confidence that CBSI cooperation will measurably reduce transnational trafficking of all kinds.“The matters coming before this dialogue highlight the priorities to which our partnership will turn its attention in the year ahead: firearms controls, prison reform, juvenile justice and greater public and private sector and civil cooperation,” he said.“At the core of all our endeavours must be our commitment to the mutually supportive cooperative partnership we have established, that will foster greater regional coordination and ensure long-term sustainment of Caribbean-United States efforts.”The prime minister also acknowledged “a time-honoured” relationship between The Bahamas and the US Coast Guard in the area of search and rescue.He noted that on Wednesday night, a mail and passenger boat, the M/V Legacy, ran aground and was taking on water just off the coast of Abaco with 18 people including a child on board.Ingraham noted that it was determined that conditions would not permit a rescue by boat.He said only the US Coast Guard helicopter, dispatched from Andros, was able to rescue the nine crew and the nine passengers from the Legacy and transport them all to safety to Marsh Harbour, Abaco.Napolitano said that the Coast Guard and US government partners have committed to provide boats and related training to a number of Caribbean countries totaling $10.9 million to date.“In the future, we want to build on these efforts by working through the CBSI to improve our domain awareness in the Caribbean,” she said.“This increased collaboration may include sharing technology with partner countries, creating a system to share near real-time information about threats, and developing a maritime and air control strategy.“We also hope to work with you to create a new forum to share best practices and develop new tactics to counter drug trafficking and transnational criminal organizations.”By Candia DamesNassau Guardian News Editor Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 26 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Dominica is opened for business on January 3rd, 2012

first_img Share Share LocalNews Dominica is opened for business on January 3rd, 2012 by: – December 7, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img 86 Views   no discussions Share CEO of the DAIC, Achille Chris JosephThe Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce is once again putting its full support and advocacy behind open trading on the traditional “Merchants’ Holiday” this January 3rd, 2012.The DAIC has repeatedly advanced that “Merchants’ Holiday” is not a dies non in the Commonwealth of Dominica and, as such, any decision to close has to be at the determination of the employer. The Association is therefore advocating full trading on January 3rd, 2012. CEO of the DAIC, Achille Chris Joseph says, “Traditionally, the colonial employer closed to the public on January 2nd so that he could count his stock. In those days, businesses all ran a January to December fiscal year so it was necessary to confirm stock levels at the beginning of the year. Today, this is not a necessity. With the advent of electronic storage of inventory data, a business can know its stock at the push of a button. But quite apart from closing to the public, workers usually worked inside counting stock. So for many workers, it was not a holiday.”Speaking on the subject last year, Joseph, said, “Merchants’ Holiday in general and the fact that it falls on Sunday this time around may just be the opportune time for social partners to look at the totality of non-productive breaks in Dominica.” On reflection, he now says that the DAIC raised the debate in 2010 and invited social partners to contribute to a discussion on the relevance of “Merchants’ Holiday” and come to a consensus, but some commentators saw it as a fight and the ensuing exchange of words achieved nothing.The plethora of leave provisions in Dominica are already alarming and include the following:Every Sunday – 52 daysOther Public Holidays – 12 daysMinimum Vacation – 12 daysMaternity Leave – 72 daysCertified Sick Leave – 36 daysIndustrial Injury – 156 daysCompassionate Leave – 2 daysOther leaves provided for in industrial agreements include:Jury ServicesSporting ActivitiesPaternal LeaveUnion LeaveStudy LeaveFamily EmergenciesUncertified Sick Leave“How can we speak of productivity and competitiveness in an environment of such negative drivers?” the CEO continued.COMPETE DOMINICA!®Dominica Association of Industry & Commercelast_img read more

Sir Roland Saunders Wanted by Antigua Police

first_img 204 Views   one comment Share NewsRegional Sir Roland Saunders Wanted by Antigua Police by: – January 3, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sir. Ronald Saunders. Photo credit: antiguachronicle.netSir Ronald Saunders is wanted by Antigua Police for questioning as criminal investigations into the multi-million dollar (IHI) fraud case progressing at what lawmen say is a steady pace. Notwithstanding the recent break in and theft of sensitive documents, at the office that housed the detectives who are working on the said case, police say they are ready to proceed.According to information coming from the Office of Strategic Communication (STRATCOM), based on the contents of a report that was done by financial forensic investigator Mr. Robert Lindquist, which was corroborated by preliminary police enquiries, the “persons of interest” in the case have been narrowed down to former Prime Minister, now Leader of the Opposition and Member of Parliament, Hon. Lester Bird, Member of Parliament, Hon. Asot Michael, Patrick. A. Michael & Co. Ltd., Mrs. Gesel Michael, Sir. Ronald Saunders (a former Antigua and Barbuda government ambassador to the united kingdom) and others.Police say that so far most of the “significant persons” or “individuals of interest,” have already assisted the investigations and presented themselves to the police to be interviewed. “Against such backdrop and in the Police’s quest to advance this gigantic multi-million dollar criminal conspiracy, the police are making a specific public appeal to Sir Ronald Saunders and requests that he presents himself to the (IHI) detectives to be interviewed. Hence, his full co-operation for the duration of this criminal enquiry will be appreciated,” STRATCOM said.The department added that all efforts to privately contact Sir Ronald Saunders have proven futile.“Therefore, Sir Ronald Saunders is being asked to urgently get in touch with Commissioner of Police Mr. Vere Browne, at 1(268) 764-6323 or by email, ( ),” STRATCOM said.Additionally, the department said he can contact detective Superintendent Mr. Nurfield Burnette, at 1(268) 764-2285 as soon as possible.Lawmen further asks that any member of the public who may know how the police can contact Sir Ronald Sanders, to get in touch with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), at 4623913 or Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Second win for Road Stars in Roseau Valley Basketball League

first_imgThe Elvis Welding Services Road Stars have secured another win in the Roseau Valley Basketball League in a match against the Cochrane Middleham Ballers at the weekend.In the first match played on Sunday, Julian Isles, Javis Joseph, Patrick Lafonce and Fitzgerald Daniel scored a total of 91 points for Road Stars while the other team scored 69 points. The scorers for Road Stars are as follows; Julian Isles; 21 PTS, 8 REB, 2 BLKS; Javid Joseph; 18 PTS, 4 REB, 2 ASTS; Patrick Lafonce- 14 PTS, 5 REB and Fitzgerald Daniel 13 PTS, 6 ASTSFor Middleham Ballers the scorers were Kesley Guye 35 PTS, 4 REB; Kevin Richards 12 PTS, 2 REB and Kelon Richards 8 PTS and 4 REB.In the second match there was a tie of 74 points between the Fond Canie Upsetters and Upper Village Hoosiers after the normal regulation time however, the Upsetters were triumphant after over time.For Upsetters; Darius Nichols scored 35 PTS, 5 REB; Lester langlais 26 PTS, 8 ASTS; Hamid LeBlanc 8 PTS, 1 ASTS and Gifford Walsh JR 7 PTS, 2 ASTS and 2 REB making a total of 86 points.For Hoosiers; Royce Caeser scored 28 PTS, 5 REB, 5 ASTS; Joseph “Boone” Jno Baptiste 26 PTS, 7 EB, 7 ASTS and Edgar George 15 PTS, 4 REB and 3 ASTS.In this evening’s game Lily Valley Sharks will battle against the Morne Prosper Long Horns from 7pm.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 36 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share NewsSports Second win for Road Stars in Roseau Valley Basketball League by: – March 6, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Digicel introduces Text to Win promotion for free blackberry devices and cricket tickets

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 9 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img LocalNews Digicel introduces Text to Win promotion for free blackberry devices and cricket tickets by: – April 11, 2012 Share Wednesday, April 11th 2012 – Roseau, Dominica: As Cricket fans eagerly anticipate the hosting of the third and final test match in the Australia vs WINDIES 2012 series at the Windsor Park Stadium, April 23rd to 27th, Digicel The proud sponsor of West Indies Cricket is about to increase the excitement with another innovative offer of FREE tickets and Blackberry devices in the new Text to Win Promotion just launched.While hundreds rush to the gates of the stadium each day to purchase their tickets some lucky cricket fans and Digicel customers can ‘All Be In’ to enjoy the match when they text the word “Cricket” to 7171. Every week during April lucky customers will walk away with two test match tickets plus a complimentary BlackBerry smartphone. That’s right! During Week 2 and 3 each winner will receive two test match tickets plus a BlackBerry 9300 and in week 4 winner will receive a state of the art BlackBerry 9790 with credit. It’s always bigger and better with Digicel and that’s why you must always be part of the bigger, better network. During the days of the game there will be many other exciting promotions in which persons can win even more BlackBerry devices, credit and cricket memorabilia. Get ready to go on the field to participate in the bowl out competition. You’ll simply need to be at the match, text the word “Bowl” to 5566 and you’ll be in for a chance of winning big one of two days of cricket. Also there will be a “Sixes” Competition to win daily prizes. Many People, One Team. We’ All In. West Indies Vs Australia April 23rd to April 27th. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominicalast_img read more

Aaron Wan-Bissaka divides family in Arsenal vs Man U clash

first_imgAaron Wan-Bissaka will put family loyalties to one side when Manchester United kick off 2020 with a trip to Arsenal. Wan-Bissaka grew up in a family of Arsenal fans and his father revealed he even used to call the now United right-back Thierry Henry when he was younger. But Wan-Bissaka will be aiming to get one over the Gunners and boost United’s top-four hopes at the Emirates following his £50m summer move to Old Trafford. ‘What’s more important, Arsenal winning or me playing well?’ Wan-Bissaka asked his dad Ambroise in a video released by his sponsors Adidas ahead of the New Year’s Day clash. Ambroise said: ‘You playing well because I like you, game by game, to improve and play well, not for Arsenal to win.’ ‘Good answer,’ Wan-Bissaka, 22, said. His older brother Kevin admitted: ‘See when you play against Arsenal, it’s going to be a sticky one for me. I’d take a draw.’Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Great Ancient Mysteries Of ChinaWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… ‘I’m going for a win all the way,’ Wan-Bissaka said. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and family how will the clash pan out on New Year day Explaining the family ties with Arsenal, Ambroise said: ‘We have been supporting Arsenal since we saw Thierry Henry and how good he was. ‘When we came to this country, Thierry Henry was good and everyone knew Thierry Henry at that time. When Aaron was growing up, I would call him Thierry Henry. When we supported Arsenal games we must all sit down and watch.’ Wan-Bissaka missed United’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal in October so he is in line to face them for the first time since his big move from Crystal Palace on Wednesday. He has been of United’s standout performers this season and his importance underlined when he was rested for Saturday’s trip to Burnley partly to avoid the possibility of getting a fifth booking that would have ruled him out of the Arsenal trip. Read Also ‘Ronaldo,Messi Have Scored More Goals Than Man Utd This Decade’ United’s 2-0 victory at Burnley lifted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side up to fifth and they start the new year four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.last_img read more

Gattuso: Demme,Lobotka a boost to Napoli

first_imgNapoli coach, Rino Gattuso, says new signings Diego Demme and Stanislav Lobotka can help ‘’give a hand’’ to the Partenopei in the second half of the season. Loading… “Demme wasn’t the Leipzig captain for many years by chance. He’s a quality player who understands the game.” “We know what kind of player Lobotka is. He’s different from Demme, who plays with a maximum of two touches, Lobotka is similar to Marco Verratti, he carries the ball.” Gattuso revealed that he still has players unavailable due to injury. “Nikola Maksimovic is back today, Dries Mertens returned the other day, whilst with Kalidou Kolibaly it depends on what he tells us, but for now all three are still missing. “We miss Maksimovic and Koulibaly in defence.” Read Also:UCL: Napoli will face Barcelona ‘without fear’ – Gattuso Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Gattuso’s side take on Fiorentina tomorrow at the San Paolo, and says that they have to take it a game at a time. Kick off is at 19:45 GMT. You can read the match preview here. “Tomorrow we’re playing a team that are very well organised and really put in a shift. They run a lot,” said Gattuso in his press conference. “But for us what is important is this game and not to think about ahead to the games against Lazio or Juventus. We think only about three points and it will be very difficult.” Napoli have brought in Diego Demme from RB Leipzig and Stanislav Lobotka from Spanish side Celta Vigo, and Gattuso believes that both players can make an impact on their season. “Demme and Lobotka have fantastic quality on the ball. they can both help us out. Demme can play in a two-man midfield, whilst Lobotka can play as a mezzala with different characteristics, or in a defensive midfield role. “The quality of training has jumped a level, the ball now travels a lot faster. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

Ahead of Tokyo Olympics: Your Welfare Is My Priority – Dare tells athletes

first_img ”This is what we are doing. Gone are the days when athletes wait till competition venue to get training grants that ended up to be counterproductive.’. ‘I am impressed with what I have seen here and I can assure you that we will encourage the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to provide more competitions for you to keep them busy, evaluate your performances and ensure the needed growth is achieved. The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will also provide the necessary support to the AFN to ensure a smooth and efficient administration of the sport. We will not interfere in the day-to-day running of the administration of the AFN. We will only collaborate and provide the necessary intervention especially when the team is going for international competitions where they will be representing Nigeria.’. The AFN All-Comers witnessed a huge turn out of athletes who expressed their appreciation to the federation for giving them a quality event to assess how far they have gone in their training as they prepare for two major events this year. Enoch Adegoke, Emmanuel Arowolo, Favour-Ofili,Ifeanyi Ojeli,Joy Udo-Ganriel,Oyeniyi Abejoye and a host of other national athletes who represented Nigeria at the African Games in Rabat,Morocco last year gave glimpses of what Nigerians should expect this year. Meanwhile, the AFN has debunked rumours that the few athletes who attended the illegal competition in Ozoro in Delta state will be sanctioned. Read Also:2020 Olympics: Sports Minister plans with Presidents of Federations on Nigeria’s successful outing ‘That is just a figment of the imagination of people who are bent on distracting us but we are focussed,’ said Olamide George, president of the AFN. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney Princesses5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Sunday Dare, the Minister for Youth and Sports Development has said the welfare of athletes will not be negotiable as they prepare for both the African Athletics Championships in Algeria and the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. New Sports Minister Sunday Akin Dare Dare said this while addressing track and field athletes in Akure at the weekend at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) All-Comers competition. Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media, John Joshua-Akanji, Dare said he will create a safe environment for the athletes to train and compete. ‘Government is determined there is the rapid development of sports in Nigeria as it is not only a unifying factor but also generates employment. This is why the welfare of athletes, especially their off-field environmental which has been taken for granted will be given priority attention,’ said Dare. The Sports Minister says prompt payment of allowances and training are key to success in sports and that athletes will no longer be owed allowances either in part or in full again. ‘I am sure you are all aware of the adopt a talent programme we have introduced. It is for all categories of athletes, whether foreign or home-based. I am sure one or two people here have benefitted from it. I can assure you we are expanding the net to capture more athletes,’Dare promised, adding that government all over the world partners with individuals and corporate bodies to develop sports.center_img Loading… last_img read more

Fernandes sends Champions League warning after Everton draw

first_img Fernandes continued his explosive start at United, following his £46million move from Sporting Lisbon, with his third goal in as many games in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Everton . The point kept Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in fifth place, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea , with 10 games left to play.Advertisement Loading… Bruno Fernandes has claimed Manchester United must raise their level if they are to secure a Champions League place. Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon Although United did not lose and kept within touching distance of Frank Lampard’s side with the point at Goodison Park, Fernandes said the Reds now need to embark on a winning run. “With this draw, we need to be a little bit mad, because we need to do much better,” said Fernandes. Read Also:Ferdinand: Fernandes a breath of fresh air at Man Utd “We need to win the games, because we want a place in the Champions League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more