Nevis Labour Department Announces Vacant Positions

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The content originally appeared on: ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation

Charlestown, Nevis, July 06, 2022 (NIA) — The Department of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), wishes to advise the public of vacancies available on Caribbean Cruise Lines, through Trinity Recruitment Services Inc. a Barbados-based recruitment agency.

The list of staff positions available are:

–       Trainee Photographer

–       Finance Specialist

–       HR (Human Resource) Coordinator

–        Shore Excursion Associate

–       Guest Services Associate

–        Assistant Server

–       Bar Server

–       Bar Attendant

–       Gallery Attendant

–       Baker

–       Housekeeping Attendant

–       Housekeeping Handy Person

–       Hotel Provisions

–       Assistant Cook

–       Commis/Chefs

–       Chef De Partie

–       Demi Chef De Partie

–       Assistant Patisserie

–       Aquatic Attendant

–       Floor Supervisor Trainee

–       Laundry Attendant

–       Assistant Butcher

–       Restaurant Attendant

–       Cruise Staff – Entertainment, Dancers – Entertainment, Singers – Entertainment

For further information interested persons are asked to contact: 

Trinity Recruitment Services Inc.

Suite 27, 3rd Floor Mall 34

Broad Street, Bridgetown

St. Michael, Barbados

Telephone: (246) 537-1590

WhatsApp/Mobile: (246) 844-5290

Judge urges crown, defence to use latest ‘Clans’ trial delay wisely | Loop Jamaica

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The content originally appeared on: Jamaica News | Loop News

The trial of the 28 alleged members of the One Don faction of the Clansman gang has been further delayed for several days as a result of Chief Justice Bryan Sykes’ absence due to COVID-19.

Despite the delay, High Court Judge, Justice Leighton Pusey, who filled in for Sykes on Wednesday, implored the prosecution and the defence to use the unscheduled delay to get their houses in order.

The prosecutors were on Wednesday expected to reveal whether they would agree to admit the records of several log books from both the Horizon Remand Centre and the Spanish Town Police Station into evidence, given the difficulties to locate five police officers who initially made the entries.

Subpoenas have been issued for two of the lawmen who are on suspension, as well as three others whose whereabouts cannot be definitively established.

Defence attorneys are trying to use the relevant records to prove that four of the defendants defendants – Pete Miller, Kalifa Williams, Tareek James and Donovan Richards – were in police custody when the criminal acts that they are accused of committing were carried out.

Sykes stormed out of court on Tuesday after defence attorney Gavin Stewart sought help from a court assistant to show the prosecution a section of a dispatcher’s log book he was using to support his case for his client, Pete Miller.

“This is a grand waste of my time… This passing around and so on is wasting time,” Sykes remarked.

He then asked: “Have all the records been examined, so we don’t waste time in court?”

On Wednesday, Pusey urged the prosecution and the defence to use the extended delay arising from Sykes’s scheduled seven-day absence to their advantage.

“The absence of the chief justice doesn’t mean all the things you need to do stops. It gives you an opportunity to put things in place for it all to move smoothly as possible next week,” Pusey advised.

He subsequently adjourned the case until Tuesday, July 12.

COVID-19 has repeatedly stalled the trial since its commencement in September of last year.

In October, defendants Andre Golding and Owen Ormsby received positive COVID-19 test results, forcing the trial to be adjourned for approximately seven days.

Then in January, the trial was adjourned for two weeks following the confirmation that members of the prosecution team had tested positive for the respiratory illness.

In June, defendant Stephanie ‘Mumma’ Christie tested positive for the virus, which caused a delay for several days.

The 28 accused are being tried under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations Act), 2014, better known as the anti-gang legislation, on an indictment containing several counts.

The offences were allegedly committed between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2019, mainly in St Catherine, with at least one murder committed in St Andrew.

Monkeypox confirmed in Jamaica | Loop Jamaica

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The content originally appeared on: Jamaica News | Loop News

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed the presence of the Monkeypox virus locally.

The individual who has tested positive locally is a male who recently travelled from the United Kingdom.

He presented to a public health facility on July 5 and is now isolated and his close contacts quarantined after contract tracing was done, disclosed Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton at an emergency press conference on Wednesday.

Dr Christopher Tufton (file photo)

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease that is spread primarily through animals. While person-to-person spread is uncommon, it may occur through direct contact with an infected individual.

Infection typically results in a number of symptoms, including fever, back pain and muscle pain, and the formation of lesions and skin rashes.

More than 3,400 confirmed Monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as of late June, with a majority of them from Europe, the health agency said in an update on June 27.

WHO said since June 17, some 1,310 new cases were reported to the agency, with eight new countries reporting Monkeypox cases.

The disease is not yet considered a global health emergency, WHO said last month, although its Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he was deeply concerned about the outbreak.

Tabor says UPP supporters cannot become complacent despite favourable polling

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The content originally appeared on: Antigua News Room

Senator Damani Tabor is by no means surprised at the findings of polls conducted by Linley Winter in seven constituencies, five of which apparently show a swing towards the United Progressive Party (UPP).

Tabor, the UPP’s newly elected Public Relations Officer, says that over the past year, especially, there has been a significant shift towards the UPP, a conclusion supported by Winter’s polls.

He says the shift towards the main opposition party is not only among ordinary citizens who are struggling, but among many business owners who continue to cry for assistance to shore up their ailing companies.

Senator Tabor, however, is cautioning supporters not to become complacent on account of the numbers, since the ALP will do whatever is required to hold onto power at all costs.


Local pollster Linley Winter says that polls he conducted earlier this year showed a swing of 10 to 15 percent away from the incumbent Antigua Labour Party (ALP) and towards the United Progressive Party (UPP). The results can still be considered as valid, he says, given that circumstances have not changed much.

In fact, Winter adds, many residents would say that things have gotten worse – after a second hike in fuel prices within months.

Winter conducted a poll in seven of the 17 constituencies, and the outcome in five of them – St. John’s City East; St. George; St. Mary’s North; St. Mary’s South; and All Saints West – looks favourable for the UPP.

His findings contradict the alleged polls of the ALP, which claim it will win all 17 constituencies, and even those conducted by regional pollster Peter Wickham, who says the Labour Party will retain power.

Winter says the majority of his polling was done in March.

In the studies conducted, Winter says two things were observed, one being that the ALP has lost substantial ground when compared to the immense support it received in the 2018 general elections.

Elaborating further, Winter says it is still a toss-up whether these results will hold into the next election cycle, and that depends on several factors.

According to the pollster, at present, there is a tie in one of the seven constituencies polled, while in the other the ALP is approximately five points ahead of the UPP Candidate.

Meanwhile, in the areas polled, Winter says there is no indication, to date, that the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) will be a deciding factor, thus making the race a two-way fight between the main opposition UPP and the incumbent ALP.


2 unvaccinated Reg. 4 men die from Covid

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The content originally appeared on: INews Guyana
Beds within the Infectious Disease Hospital at Liliendaal [File Photo]

Two unvaccinated men who were infected with the novel coronavirus have died, taking the country’s death toll to 1,258.

The latest fatalities are aged 66 and 73, both of whom resided in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).

Meanwhile, the country has recorded 144 new cases of the virus, taking the total positives detected to date to 67,843.

There are 39 persons hospitalised, two of whom are in the ICU while 700 persons are isolating at home.

In institutional quarantine, there are two individuals. The recoveries stand at 65,844.

No sugar shortage – GuySuCo tells Govt

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The content originally appeared on: INews Guyana

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is perplexed at reports about a shortage of sugar in the country, and has indicated that this is far from the truth.

Citizens have been complaining of an apparent shortage of sugar on the local market, resulting in increased prices for the commodity which is now seemingly in short supply.

INews also spoke to several persons who indicated that non of their local shops are selling the product.

These reports have reached the Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha who raised the issue with the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) on Wednesday morning.

In discussion with the top management of the sugar company however, the Minister was assured that there is no shortage of sugar.

“I’m not aware of it, I met GuySuCo this morning and they assured me there is no shortage of sugar…I told them to call in the distributors and inform them what are the views around the country of people saying sugar short and the price gone up…they told me, they assured me there is no shortage of sugar,” Mustapha said when contacted by this publication for a comment on the issue.

He said the suspicion at the moment is that “some people want to create a shortage”. Against this backdrop, he warned that any suppler hoarding in a bid to increase the price for the commodity will be dealt with accordingly.

Minister Mustapha directed further questions on the matter to the acting Chief Executive Officer at GuySuCo Threbowan Shiwprasad.

When contacted, Shiwprasad indicated that he is in a meeting and that this publication should call back at a later time.

Chastanet Says To Cut Inflation Government Must Cut Import Duty Rates – St. Lucia Times News

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The content originally appeared on: St. Lucia Times News

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The Opposition United Workers Party is immensely concerned about the Government’s tone deaf response to rising inflation, rise in gas prices and major economic woes affecting Saint Lucians.

It seems the Government’s meaning to “putting people first” is putting people first to bear the brunt of the negative impact.

If the Government does not put measures in place Saint Lucia’s economic gains will be eroded and people could lose their employment.

It appears this Government does not understand how the economy works. What’s happening with the rise in prices is that businesses are paying more for raw materials and goods; for everything.

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This cost in some cases will be passed on to the already stretched consumer which is another difficulty all together. What will also happen is that businesses will try to get cost savings by decreasing staff. We have to act now in order to keep people employed. This is unsustainable and the Government must do all within its power to assist the private sector and save jobs.

I propose that the Government introduce two measures immediately: the decrease in import duty and the implementation of an electricity subsidy for both the business sector and households.

We saw the cold hearted response of the infrastructure minister to the rise in bus fares. He said the people have to pay one way or another; the people have the responsibility. Where does the minister expect Saint Lucians to get this new money to pay for increases that the Government has imposed on the people at a most difficult time?

This is an attitude of a Government that does not care in a time when Saint Lucians most need support. during his time in office introduced specific measures to help the most vulnerable with programmes such as income support and provided electricity assistance.

People are suffering and prices are still increasing at alarming rate. Are we going to watch as Saint Lucian businesses close or have to make the choice between buying goods or firing staff? Are we going to wait for families to make the choice between sending their children to school or buying food? Are we asking Saint Lucians to choose between buying medicine or taking the bus to work?

The Government has to act and cannot be allowed to pretend it can do nothing. As I have said before the Government is back to pre-pandemic revenues and needs to use some of those gains to help the people of Saint Lucia.

Source: Office of the Leader of the Opposition

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Cámara de Representantes recesa hasta el 25 de julio al asegurar que dependen del Senado para atender las medidas de la Sesión Extraordinaria

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The content originally appeared on: Radio Isla TV

El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes Rafael “Tatito” Hernández Montañez recesó los trabajos hasta el 25 de julio al asegurar que dependen del Senado para poder atender las medidas presentadas por el gobernador en la Sesión Extraordinaria.

“La convocatoria del gobernador no tienen ni una sola medida para atender en la Cámara. Así que necesitamos acción legislativa del cuerpo hermano para nosotros obviamente poder atender”, dijo Hernández Montañez en su alocución.

“Así que, vamos como quiera, agradecido del gobernador que pueda hacer una enmienda, pueda hacer un ajuste a la convocatoria para nosotros poder atenderla y buscar unos puntos de encuentro y en ese espíritu estamos. Para ese y cualquier otro tema”, añadió.

El pasado lunes, el gobernador Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia convocó a la Asamblea Legislativa a una sesión extraordinaria, en vías que se atienda la medida que busca crear la Ley para Mitigar el Aumento en el Precio de la Energía en Puerto Rico y que transfiere la cantidad de $165 millones de la Corporación del Fondo del Seguro del Estado (CFSE) a la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) y la Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AAA).

Según lo dispuesto en la Constitución de Puerto Rico establece que la sesión no puede durar más de 20 días.

Asimismo, convocó para ese día, el 25 de julio, una actividad para conmemorar y reconocer la trayectoria de los legisladores que han pasado por la Cámara de Representantes.

No causa para juicio contra exalcalde de Santa Isabel

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The content originally appeared on: Radio Isla TV

El juez Rubén Santiago Serrano del Centro Judicial de Ponce determinó este miércoles, no causa para juicio contra el exalcalde de Santa Isabel, Enrique “Quique” Questell Alvarado por supuesto aprovechamiento ilícito e influencia indebida.

El caso que presentó el Panel sobre el Fiscal Especial Independiente (PFEI) se relaciona a una querella impuesta por el Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (DRNA) en el que se le imputaba al exejecutivo municipal de solicitarle al exsecetario del DRNA, Rafael Machargo Maldonado para que interviniera a su favor en una querella que tenía desde el 2019 relacionada a la empresa Aquamak Inc.

El FEI solicitó una vista en alzada que fue pautada para el 8 de septiembre de 2022 en la sala 502 del Centro Judicial de Ponce.

En la querella contra el exalcalde se mencionó la construcción de varias estructuras y la poda de mangles en una propiedad de la zona marítimo terrestre en la playa de Santa Isabel.

Atleta se marea en la recta final de una carrera y su madre lo empuja hasta la meta

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The content originally appeared on: Radio Isla TV

Durante los VIII Juegos Deportivos de los Pueblos de Yakutia (Rusia), celebrados este 6 de julio en el pueblo de Borogontsy, el atleta Artur Búrtsev, representante del equipo del distrito de Ust-Aldán, comenzó a marearse y tambalearse en la recta final de una carrera debido a un golpe de calor tras correr 10 kilómetros bajo el sol a una temperatura superior a los 30 grados.

Fue entonces cuando su madre decidió ir al rescate. La mujer lo tomó por los brazos y lo condujo hasta la meta, pero pese a las buenas intenciones, le jugó una mala pasada. Búrtsev, que iba a quedar en segundo lugar, fue eliminado de la competencia por una violación de la regla 144, que prohíbe “proporcionar asistencia a los atletas”.

Nota original de RT Español.

“В Якутии бегуну стало плохо прямо перед финишем. Он лидировал всю гонку, но в итоге был дисквалифицирован из-за мамы. Артур Бурцев обгонял соперников, но в конце дистанции спортсмену резко поплохело. В селе Борогонцы, где проходил забег, 35 градусов жары.” ©

Очень обидно.

— Alexey Danilov (@shironokaze) July 6, 2022