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Orvis Pogson Convicted for Double Murder

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 8, 2022 (DPP) — The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has reported that Orvis Pogson was convicted by a unanimous jury for the double murder of sisters Naomi Finch and Jimmyliah Finch, which took place on March 1, 2018.

According to the DPP, After the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict on counts 1 and 2 (murder) His Lordship Justice Morley ordered a presentence report and victim impact statement in preparation for his sentence on October 10, 2022.

On April 12, 2022, Pogson pleaded guilty to manslaughter but the Director of Public Prosecutions did not accept the guilty plea of manslaughter and the matter proceeded to trial, where he was convicted for the double murder.

Casting Call For Upcoming Movie

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 8, 2022 (ZIZ Newsroom) — MSR Media issues a casting call for roles in its seventh movie to be filmed on the Nevis.

MSR Media wrapped filming of “Father Christmas Is Back” starring Kelsey Grammar and Elizabeth Hurley in May and plans to begin producing “The Island”, its first “pure action” film, in the coming weeks.

The company is seeking to hire persons to fill more than 12 speaking roles that pay US $300 per day. The casting call also includes featured supporting artiste roles that pay US$150 per day.

According to MSR Media, “We are seeking diverse talent to join our community of talented actors. All ages, genders and ethnicities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.”

Interested persons can find casting details, register for MSR Media’s casting database, and apply to audition for ‘The Island’ at… The first-round applications will be accepted until July 10.

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley thanked MSR Media and producer, Mr. Philippe Martinez, for their solid partnership, adding that he looks forward to “expanding our collaboration well into the future”.

Since establishing a base on Nevis, MSR Media has employed more than a dozen locals full-time, training them in the administrative and technical areas of the film production field.

Diverse mix among 10 songs for 2022 Festival Song Competition – Grange | Loop Jamaica

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The content originally appeared on: Jamaica News | Loop News

The 10 songs that have been selected for this year’s Jamaica Festival Song Competition are a mixture of dancehall, the old-time traditional festival song style, and the new generation music sound, cays Culture and Entertainment Minister, Olivia Grange.

That outline, as well as the names of the 10 finalists, were made by Grange at a virtual press conference on Thursday, to provide details of the event.

The annual competition, which forms part of Jamaica’s Emancipation and Independence Day celebrations, was initially cancelled last month due to the poor standard of the more than 120 entries then.

However, public outrage at that decision by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport led to the resumption of applications for the competition for just a week. More than 200 entries were received during that extension period.

“I think, in this instance, because of the controversy, it generated more interest, so we were able to get a lot of publicity just because of the controversy, and that may have been why more interest was generated, that would have included persons from the music industry,” Grange indicated.

The songs and finalists that were eventually selected are: I’m A Proud Jamaican by Magic; Nuh Weh Nice Like Yard by Sacaj; Diamond Jubilee by Orkid; Jamaica Sweet Again by Dez I Boyd; Jamaica Nice Again by Inspiyah; Defend Jamaica by Nitty Kutchie; Out Of Many by Nazzleman; Sixty (Anniversary Time) by One1; Rock To Da Beat by Intrestt; and Bring Back The Love by Stamp.

According to Grange, some of the songs selected were part of the previous set which were originally shortlisted before the competition was to have been cancelled.

“The 10 songs that were selected were selected from new entries, as well as the panel decided to go back and review the shortlist that was initially selected for review.

“.. And so, a combination of entries from the first set that was shortlisted and new entries that came in when we reopened, has given us a combination of the 10 songs that we now have,” outlined Grange.

In commenting on the genre of songs, the minister said they are diverse and would appeal to both young and older persons.

She said the songs have “the dancehall and the old-time vibe, and the new generation (music sound).

“It’s really a diverse mix of songs, and that I think it a very clean competition. And what is reflected in these songs is this patriotism and love for Jamaica, and wanting to see Jamaica (be) great,” Grange informed.

Meanwhile, she disclosed that the 2022 Jamaica Festival Song winner will be determined following two televised shows on July 14 and July 28.

The finale to crown the winner of the event is to take place on the latter date at the Independence Village at the National Indoor Sports Centre.

The winner will then be selected after the tabulation of the judges’ scores and voting by Jamaicans and members of the diaspora.

“We will open for voting on the Reggae Jamaica app, and the Reggae Jamaica app will be opened for voting by the diaspora, and no one source can vote more than five times for the day,” Grange explained.

“There is a cap on the number of votes that can be polled by any one person, individual or source,” she added.

Music producer booked for shotgun allegedly found ‘in his living room’ | Loop Jamaica

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Forty-four-year-old Oneil Russell, otherwise called ‘Race Course’, a music producer of Cornpiece district, Hayes in Clarendon, was charged following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in his community on Monday, July 4.

Reports from the May Pen police are that at about 5:30 am, law enforcers carried out an operation in the area, during which a premises was searched and the weapon, a shotgun, along with eight 12-gauge cartridges – was found inside the living room.

Russell was subsequently arrested and the firearm seized.

He was charged on Tuesday, July 5 with illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition after a question-and-answer session.

His court date is being finalised.

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Caricom to tackle non-tariff barriers, food security

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, At Ann’s on Thursday. Photo by Roger Jacob

Caricom will begin taking steps to remove non-tariff barriers (NTBs), look into diverse and cheaper means of transport and develop the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), to improve food security and diversify from importing outside of the region, said the Prime Minister in a post Cabinet press briefing on Thursday.

Dr Rowley, speaking at the diplomatic centre in Port of Spain, provided an update on the outcomes of the 43rd Caricom heads of Government meeting held from July 3 to July 5.

Describing the meeting as one of the “most productive,” Rowley said the heads of government expressed disappointment at the slow pace of the implementation of the CSME and took immediate steps to move the process forward.

“We cannot stay where we are and, every six months, say what we want to do, knowing full well that we don’t intend to do it because we are more concerned about preserving the status quo. The heads have determined that it is now the time to not just talk the talk, but walk the walk.”

A statement issued after the meeting said the heads of government mandated Caricom’s secretariat to convene meetings of registrars of companies and the ministers with responsibility for companies, to elaborate steps to enable member states to implement mutual recognition of any company incorporated in the region before the end of July.

The statement also said through the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) initiatives and programmes aimed at the removal of non-tariff barriers will be concluded by the end of the month.

“When we establish what the heads have instructed the secretariat to do, that TT suppliers will more easily supply what they produce everywhere in the region. By the same token, other people who are producing similar things or things that we do not now allow in will have access to our market,” he said. “The underlying principle of the CSME is that my market is yours and your market is mine.”

He added that Caricom plans to make use of the land space in multiple territories such as Guyana, Belize and Suriname for agricultural development and to offset the region’s import bill by 25 per cent, by the year 2025. He added that a small Brazilian territory off the Venezuelan border, Roriama, is willing to act as a 14th state, and contribute its own land space for development, growth and trade.

“(There is) significant production of protein and carbohydrate foods – large volumes of food material – which the Guyana effort leading Caricom to food security and engage in food supply creation have brought Roraima to support Caricom’s effort to ensure that food is available in Caricom.”

“We are of the view that if we put all these things together and get them invested in and funded that Caricom would not be as vulnerable as we are now, especially as predictions are that covid19 is not alone,” Rowley said.

“It is quite possible that we have to plan for similar ‘covids’ or whatever they are called in the future where we find ourselves in a situation where we are competing for the basics in life and we are not able to buy them even if we have the money.”

He said there will be another Agricultural Expo, this time in TT and it will be held from August 19 to 21.

He also mentioned plans to look into a regional traditional and fast ferry service to enhance the region’s connections through transport. But he said as far as air transport TT will not be interested in using Caribbean Airlines as a regional service provider outside of its current arrangements.

Rowley said the decisions came out of a recognition of major shocks to the world’s food supply and major commodities such as petrochemicals coming out of circumstances for which the world simply wasn’t prepared.

“We have been pushed to this, not because we got a “vaps” and decided that we are going to be different to prime ministers of another era,” Rowley said.

“Six months ago we didn’t expect to be in a situation where two European countries are at war. Ukraine and Russia are at war and immediately the world’s food supply is threatened, the world’s fertiliser supply is threatened, the world’s fuel supply is threatened and Caricom has had to act.”

Reg. 7 man dies from Covid

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A 55-year-old unvaccinated man from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) has died as a result of the novel coronavirus.

The man was unvaccinated. His demise takes the country’s death toll to 1,259 while the total positives recorded to date is now 68,020 following the detection of 91 new cases.

There are 35 persons hospitalised, four of whom are in the ICU. A total of 801 are isolating at home while one person is in institutional quarantine.

Recoveries stand at 65,921.

CARICOM Heads Consider Need For Enhanced Regional Transportation – St. Lucia Times News

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Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government at their recently-concluded summit in Suriname, considered the Region’s need for a significantly enhanced transportation system.

The leaders believe such a system can bolster food security and deepen regional integration.

According to an end-of-conference communique, the leaders agreed to establish a Working Group to provide project oversight of the enhanced transportation initiative.

The group will include representatives from the Governments of Barbados, Grenada, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the CARICOM Secretariat, CARICOM Private Sector Organisation (CPSO), and the CDB.

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The end-of-conference communique said the Heads of Government welcomed an update from the Prime Minister of Barbados.

The update addressed advanced discussions on establishing a traditional ferry and fast ferry service for passengers and cargo for the Region.

It noted that a formal proposal is being awaited.

In addition, the leaders considered and supported a concept paper provided by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

In this regard, they agreed that work should commence in August 2022 on the proposed roadmap study on the factors needed for successfully establishing a fast ferry service for the transportation of agricultural produce.

The communique said the initial focus is on trade between Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The leaders agreed to establish a Working Group to provide oversight of both projects, including the Prime Ministers of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Saint Lucia has urged regional countries to move swiftly to create a lasting, reliable, and affordable regional transportation infrastructure, warning that there can be no meaningful integration without the free movement of people.

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre outlined Saint Lucia’s position in his address to the opening of the CARICOM summit.

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Una familia española devuelve alrededor de 2.000 piezas arqueológicas a México

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The content originally appeared on: Radio Isla TV

La Secretaría de Cultura de México informó que una familia radicada en Barcelona (España) decidió devolver al país latinoamericano unas 2.000 piezas arqueológicas que tiene en su poder.

En un comunicado de prensa, la institución señaló que esta familia, que decidió permanecer en el anonimato, entregó los bienes al Consulado de México en Barcelona.

Actualmente, las piezas se encuentran “en proceso de embalaje” en la sede del consulado, “bajo la asesoría de personal del Instituto de Antropología e Historia (INAH)”, detalló la Secretaría de Cultura. Además, se coordina con la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores el proceso para su retorno a México.

Piezas arqueológicas recuperadas en Barcelona, publicadas por la secretaria de Cultura, Alejandra FraustoTwitter @alefrausto

“Esta acción se suma al trabajo hecho desde la Secretaría de Cultura e instituciones del Gobierno de México por la protección y salvaguarda del patrimonio cultural mexicano“, escribió en su cuenta en Twitter la secretaria de Cultura, Alejandra Frausto.

La institución que dirige Frausto invitó a los coleccionistas privados en el extranjero que actualmente tienen en posesión piezas que forman parte del patrimonio de México, así como a las casas de subastas, a “sumarse a la protección y salvaguarda del patrimonio cultural, y a restituirlas para su estudio, conservación y difusión“.

Recuerdan a estos coleccionistas y casas de subastas que se trata de “objetos que dan testimonio de la identidad y la memoria de los pueblos originarios de México”.

Otras piezas en Italia

El pasado 2 de julio, las Secretarías de Cultura y de Relaciones Exteriores informaron que el Gobierno de Italia restituyó 30 piezas arqueológicas a México.

Piezas arqueológicas recuperadas en Italia, publicadas por la Secretaría de Relaciones ExterioresTwitter @SRE_mx

De acuerdo con las instituciones, las piezas fueron recuperadas por las autoridades italianas en las ciudades de Ancona, Udine, Nápoles y Roma, “por encontrarse a la venta ilegalmente en sitios de internet, en una tienda en un mercado de antigüedades llamado ‘Pordenone Antiquaria’ y en una subasta de la firma Bertolami Fine Arts en Roma, así como también de particulares”.

Noticia original de RT en Español

Beyoncé bate el récord de Grammys para una artista femenina

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Beyoncé es ahora la mujer con más premios Grammy de todos los tiempos.

Con su victoria por la interpretación de R&B de “Black Parade”, Beyoncé obtuvo su 28º Grammy, superando a la artista de country-bluegrass Alison Krauss, que ostentaba el récord con 27 Grammys. La difunta Aretha Franklin ganó 18 premios Grammy.

Beyoncé también ha empatado con Quincy Jones en el segundo puesto de la historia de los Grammy; Jones, que cumplió 88 años el domingo, ha ganado 28 Grammys durante su legendaria carrera. El difunto director de orquesta húngaro-británico Georg Solti tiene el récord con 31 premios Grammy.

Beyoncé recibió nueve nominaciones en 2021, entre ellas las de canción y disco del año. En esta última categoría, está nominada por “Black Parade” y por “Savage (Remix)”, con su compatriota Megan Thee Stallion.

Beyoncé cuenta con 79 nominaciones a los Grammy a lo largo de su carrera, incluyendo su trabajo como miembro de Destiny’s Child, así como de los Carter (su proyecto compartido con su marido Jay-Z, y más recientemente, con su hija Blue Ivy). Sin embargo, Jay-Z la supera en cuanto a nominaciones a los Grammy; con 80 nominaciones, él y Jones están empatados en el número de nominaciones a los Grammy.

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— BEYONCÉ (@Beyonce) June 30, 2022