New Zealand victorious in first T20 against Windies

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NEW Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series against West Indies with a 13-run win in the first match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, on Wednesday.

New Zealand’s innings was interrupted by rain, but it did not stop the flow of runs as they posted a competitive 185/5 in 20 overs.

Captain Kane Williamson struck four fours and two sixes in his knock of 47 off 33 balls. Opener Devon Conway also contributed with the bat hitting 43 off 29 deliveries.

Fast bowler Odean Smith was the chief destroyer for West Indies grabbing 3/32 in four overs.

In reply, the West Indies top order failed to impress and were 49/4 in the seventh over.

Shamarh Brooks tried to keep West Indies afloat with 42 off 43 balls with two fours and three sixes.

Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith gave West Indies a glimmer of hope scoring 31 not out and 27 not out respectively, but it was in vain.

Spinner Mitchell Santner snatched 3/19 in four overs for New Zealand. The second match will be played on Friday at 2.30 pm (TT time) at Sabina Park.


NEW ZEALAND 185/5 (20 overs) – Kane Williamson 47, Devon Conway 43; Odean Smith 3/32 vs WEST INDIES 172/7 (20 overs) – Shamarh Brooks 42, Romario Shepherd 31 not out, Odean Smith 27 not out; Mitchell Santner 3/19. New Zealand won by 13 runs.

Jaloerse echtgenoot slaat door

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PARAMARIBO — Omdat hij vermoedt dat zijn echtgenote een liefdesrelatie heeft met haar werkgever is Dines M. er dinsdag toe

JLP Youth group calls for Bunting’s resignation over FLA revelation Loop Jamaica

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The youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Young Jamaica, is calling for Peter Bunting to resign as Opposition Spokesperson on National Security following media reports pertaining to the governance practices and actions of the Firearm Licencing Authority (FLA) in 2013 and 2015.

Bunting was the minister of national security when the concerning acts occurred.

“The Opposition Senator clearly has lost all moral authority to speak on national security matters. The revelation of apparent complicity, by the then FLA board under the PNP, in the granting of permits to an alleged kingpin will only serve to undermine the crime-fighting efforts of the Government, and the confidence of the Jamaican people.

“While Young Jamaica is not accusing Senator Bunting of bestowing grants for the acquisition of firearms to an accused gun smuggler personally, it was under his leadership and through a board he appointed that these acts took place,” Young Jamaica said.

“We are disappointed by the continued silence from the legislator and security spokesperson. In light of his clear lack of judgement, we call for Peter Bunting to resign as Opposition Spokesperson until a fair and just investigation is undertaken by the relevant authority,” the political group added.

It came to light recently that the FLA granted gun permits to a person of criminal antecedents. The person is now in police custody after being charged with the smuggling of over a dozen firearms into Jamaica.

“Should Mr Bunting remain defiant in his position, we are urging all civil society groups with an interest in national integrity, good governance, and accountability in Jamaica to join our call,” the group said.

Young Jamaica is specifically urging PNP President and Leader of the Opposition Mark Golding to demand Bunting’s resignation.

Young Jamaica said it and all well-thinking Jamaicans, are truly shocked by recent revelations as reported by major media organisations pertaining to the governance practices and actions of the 2013 and 2015 Firearm Licencing Authority (FLA) under the former minister.

“This is not the first instance of perceived impropriety at the FLA during the stewardship of Mr Bunting as security minister as an Integrity Commission Report also made damning revelations earlier this year,” Young Jamaica said.

PayWise gets green light to issue e-money

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THE Central Bank issued a provisional registration to PayWise Ltd to become an electronic money (e-money) issuer on Wednesday.

E-money is an electronic store of monetary value on a technological device (including mobile phones) that may be widely used for making payments to entities other than the e-money issuer.

The device acts as a prepaid bearer instrument which does not necessarily involve bank accounts in transactions.

E-money can be used for payment transactions with or without bank accounts. Examples of e-money include pre-paid cards or web-based services, such as PayPal.

In a statement, the bank said the provisional registration authorises PayWise to issue e-money in TT from September 1.

Under the terms of the provisional registration, PayWise will be allowed to enlist new customers in a controlled environment monitored by the Central Bank.

PayWise is a company incorporated in TT in 2013. The company was registered as a payment service provider since 2019 by the Central Bank. On its website, the company said its mission is to “provide alternative means of payments that are easy to use, convenient and secure.”

PayWise will be the first company, apart from banks and non-bank financial institutions, authorised to issue e-money domestically. This is allowed for under Section 17(4) of the Financial Institutions Act.

Entities allowed to apply to become e-money issuers include money remitters registered with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and credit unions. A money remitter is a payment service provider that accepts funds from a payer for the purpose of making them available to a payee, without necessarily maintaining an account relationship with the payer or payee.

Information on the Central Bank’s website showed that entities applying to become e-money issuers must comply with all anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regulations of the FIU.

The bank also states that e-money issuers in TT are prohibited from doing certain things. These include issuing or allowing joint accounts and only issuing e-money in TT currency.

Augustine: Let’s work out the airbridge arithmetic

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THA Chief Secretary Farley Augustine has called for discussions with Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to “work out the arithmetic” as he described the domestic airbridge as an essential service.

One week ago, CAL in a media release said its operations between the two islands over the years have been characterised by heavy and consistent losses, amounting to millions of dollars. In a statement on Monday, retired director general of Civil Aviation Ramesh Lutchmedial agreed that the airline continues to lose millions of dollars on the airbridge. Lutchmedial called for a new model of flight operations, claiming each flight between Trinidad and Tobago loses at least $40,800, even if it is filled.

He said CAL and its predecessor, BWIA (British West Indian Airways), hardly achieved profitability throughout their existence.

Speaking on Tobago Channel Five’s Rise and Shine programme on Wednesday, Augustine said the service between TT must be seen as an essential service.

“Essential public services are not provided for profit; they are provided for necessity, first and foremost. Public transportation connecting the two islands must be seen as essential public service. The service Caribbean Airlines is providing must be seen as a public transportation service, which is an essential public service.”

He said a dialogue must be had on the issue.

“If Caribbean Airlines know they want to raise the fare, if they know they want to do something else to make some more money, they should come clean. Be honest and let’s have an honest discussion about what it takes to have an efficient interisland airplane service, but the island cannot remain disconnected. Say what you need to say to us. If you’re saying $300 is not doable, you need to add a $100 – let’s work out the arithmetic.”

He added: “The fact that the Minority has remained silent on it. We have not heard a word from our MPs, and Cabinet is in charge of Caribbean Airlines, tells you that they are playing a nasty game, they do not care about Tobago being disconnected, they want Tobago to fail.”

Chastanet Presents Documents In Joint Hilaire-Juffali Account Controversy – St. Lucia Times News

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Opposition leader Allen Chastanet told reporters Wednesday that he had presented documents to House Speaker Claudius Francis regarding a claim made in parliament the previous day.

The claim came amidst debate on the Special Prosecutor Act aimed at addressing corruption by incumbent public officials and others who have demitted office.

Chastanet had declared in the house that Castries South MP and former Saint Lucia High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Dr. Ernest Hilaire had a joint account with late Saudi billionaire Walid Juffali.

Juffali received an appointment in April 2014 as Saint Lucia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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Chastanet made the joint account claim while calling attention to the Hilaire Range Rover controversy, which the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) dubbed ‘Rovergate’.

But Hilaire, accusing the Micoud South MP of ‘stepping out of line’ and misleading the house, told parliament that he never had a joint account with anyone in his life.

However, Chastanet declined to withdraw his statement and promised to present evidence the next day.

“I have provided to the Speaker of the House already a letter from the Auditor General indicating that the account existed,” the former Saint Lucia Prime Minister told a news conference on Wednesday morning.

According to Chastanet, the letter indicated that no permission was sought to open the account, that 66,500 pounds were placed in it, and monies from the fund went to some staff members.

He said he also provided the Speaker of the House with letters from the Accountant General.

“I also have copies of the opening of the account and that the account was in the name of Ernest Hilaire as High Commissioner and that the co-signature on it was Juffali as the Ambassador,” Chastanet told reporters.

And he explained that he would provide the remaining documents ‘early next week’.

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Colombian Aroca remanded, attorney asks for matter to be expedited Loop Barbados

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Oswaldo Aroca has been remanded to HMP Dodds till September 7, 2022.

The prosecution objected to bail for the Colombian national who was arrested on August 2, 2022, when an exercise led to the discovery of 422.66 kilos of cannabis valued at BBD $3,331,280, and he was found at the exact location in St George.

The prosecutor said that Aroca could be deemed “a flight risk” and further objected to him being granted bail on the basis of the quantum of drugs and the “very serious nature” of the matter.

Amongst his five indictable charges, for which he was not required to plead, Aroca is facing the offenses that between July 29, 2022, and August 2, 2022, he entered Barbados by sea except than at a port of entry in contravention of the Immigration Act Chapter 190 and he arrived in Barbados by sea and disembarked without the consent of an Immigration Officer in contravention of the Immigration Act Chapter 190

The three drug charges he faces are having a controlled drug possession to wit: Cannabis in contravention of the Drug Abuse (Prevention and Control) Act Chapter 131, traffic in a controlled drug to wit: Cannabis with contravenes the Drug Abuse (Prevention and Control) Act. and having Cannabis which was intended by him or some other person for supply in contravention of Drug Abuse (Prevention and Control) Act.

Attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson appeared for Aroca and did not object to the prosecution’s bail objection but asked the court for the matter to be expedited. She also gave the court notice that she would want full disclosure in this matter.

Interpreter Senor Archibald was on-hand to assist with communication between Magistrate Douglas Fredericks, prosecutor, attorney and the Spanish-speaking Aroca.

Minister to 11-plus sitters: ‘Not where you go but what you do there’ Loop Barbados

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Education Minister Kay McConney has congratulated the full cohort of over 3,000 students who wrote the 2022 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE), commonly known as the 11-plus and Common Entrance.

With many parents and adults putting much stress on students about passing to the “good schools”, the Minister took a moment to encourage all students to be happy with their results.

“I offer my congratulations to all of the students , all of you…

“Remember it is not where you go but what you do when you get there,” she advised.

Furthermore, she called on the students, “be proud to go to your secondary school and wear the colours well, do your best and give your best. Know that the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will do everything in our power to support you in the best of outcomes.”

From today, parents could apply for reviews of scripts in-person at the Ministry of Education or for transfers via the online form on the Ministry’s website.

As it pertains to the applications for transfers, Acting Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson told parents and guardians desirous of a switch that the Ministry will assess that all the requirements are met and “it is not a first come first served basis.” She insisted it depends on spaces available and if the students fall within the particular range.

Rotavirus boosdoener braak-, koorts- en diarree klachten

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PARAMARIBO — De recente piek van gevallen waarbij kinderen braken, koorts krijgen of diarree hebben, wordt toegeschreven aan het rotavirus.

4th case of monkeypox confirmed in Jamaica Loop Jamaica

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed a fourth case of monkeypox in the country.

The patient is currently isolated at home and health authorities have commenced contract tracing.

“This new case has been classified as locally transmissioned. That is, the patient has had no recent travel history and was not in contact with the three previously announced cases,” said the Health Ministry.

At the same time, the ministry said it will issue a routine weekly update on the state of monkeypox in the country on Mondays via its website and social media platforms.

Other modes of communication will also be utilized as necessary to complement the public education campaign and community engagement activitations, the ministry said.

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