Zachte heelmeester Armand Achaibersing kon financiële wond niet genezen

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The content originally appeared on: De Ware Tijd Online

Het vertrek van minister Armand Achaibersing van Financiën en Planning, die heeft aangekondigd per 1 september op te stappen, komt

15-y-o shot dead in reported shootout; imitation board gun seized Loop Jamaica

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The content originally appeared on: Jamaica News Loop News

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old male, along Water Lane in the vicinity of the Water Lane Bus Park in Kingston.

The deceased has been identified as Narando Boothe. The incident took place on August 24 at approximately 10:30 pm.

The police in their report stated that three officers were on mobile patrol when they were fired on by a group of four men.

The police returned fire, and two men escaped, one surrendered and one was seen with gunshot injuries.

The injured teenager was transported to the hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.

One board imitation firearm wrapped in black tape was reported as recovered from the incident scene.

The detained man has been interviewed by INDECOM and enquiries continue into the reported account of this fatal shooting incident.

All concerned officers provided initial accounts of the incident to the Investigative team and were each served a Section 21 Notice to provide a statement and attend the office of the Commission to be interviewed.

Processing of the incident scene by INDECOM included the collection of forensic exhibits and the recovered weapon, swabbing of the hands of the deceased for gunshot residue and the sealing of the service firearms of the concerned officers for testing.

INDECOM encourages members of the public to assist in the investigative process by contacting the Commission’s Head Office or sending information, photos or videos to INDECOM’s official WhatsApp at (876)553-5555.

Serena Williams’ 1st opponent at US Open is Danka Kovinic Loop Jamaica

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The content originally appeared on: Jamaica News Loop News

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams’ first opponent at what she has indicated will be her last U.S. Open — and, indeed, the last tournament of her career — is unseeded Danka Kovinic.

Win that, and Williams could face No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the second round.

The brackets for the women’s and men’s singles events were released Thursday by the U.S. Tennis Association.

Play begins Monday, and the USTA announced hours after the draw that Williams’ half of the women’s field will compete that day. The first round continues Tuesday.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who turns 41 on Sept. 26, announced this month she was preparing to step away from her playing career. She did not explicitly say when she planned to stop but made it sound as if the U.S. Open would mark her farewell.

Williams has won the hard-court tournament in Flushing Meadows six times.

Kovinic has never been past the second round in four appearances at the U.S. Open. She is a 27-year-old from Montenegro who is 80th in the WTA rankings this week and has been as high as 46th.

Williams and Kovinic have never played each other in singles.

Williams is just 1-3 this season, having recently returned to singles action after a year away following a first-round injury exit at Wimbledon in 2021.

Her first match back came at the All England Club in late June, and she lost her opener there in a third-set tiebreaker to 115th-ranked Harmony Tan.

After winning a match at a tournament in Toronto, Williams was eliminated in straight sets there by Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Belinda Bencic, then lost again in straight sets at Cincinnati against reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu.

Because Williams has said she’s preparing to wind down her tennis career, her every move will be the focus at the start of the U.S. Open. Fans will pay close attention, because each match could be her last.

While Williams has spent more than 300 weeks at No. 1, her lack of activity has contributed to a slide; she is 410th this week.

That meant she would not be seeded in New York and could have been placed anywhere in the field — and against any player.

Other possible opponents for Williams, should she progress through the tournament, include No. 27 seed Martina Trevisan of Italy in the third round and 2021 U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez of Canada or 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic in the fourth.

Williams could face her older sister, seven-time major champion Venus, only in the final, because they are on opposite sides of the bracket.

No. 1 Iga Swiatek, a two-time French Open champion, will meet Jasmine Paolini in the first round, while Raducanu will begin her title defense against Alize Cornet. Both of those matches will be Tuesday.

Potential quarterfinals are Swiatek vs. No. 8 Jessica Pegula, and No. 4 Paula Badosa vs. No. 6 Aryna Sabalenka on the top half of the field, and Kontaveit — or, perhaps, Williams — vs. Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur, and No. 3 Maria Sakkari vs. No. 7 Simona Halep or French Open runner-up Coco Gauff on the bottom half.

One fascinating first-round matchup on Tuesday is Naomi Osaka, who won the U.S. Open in 2018 and 2020 for two of her four major championships, against Danielle Collins, the Australian Open runner-up this January.

Shortly before the draw announcement, some expected news arrived: Novak Djokovic tweeted that he would not be in New York for the U.S. Open.

The 35-year-old from Serbia, who owns 21 Grand Slam titles, is not vaccinated against COVID-19. Foreign citizens who have not received the shot are not allowed to enter the United States.

Djokovic is a three-time champion at Flushing Meadows; he lost in the 2021 final to Daniil Medvedev, ending a bid for the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969.

Medvedev is seeded No. 1, making this U.S. Open the first major since 2004 without Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Andy Murray in that spot. He will start by taking on Stefan Kozlov of the United States on Monday.

No. 2 Nadal, whose 22 Grand Slam titles are a record for a man, was drawn to face Australian wild-card recipient Rinky Hijikata on Tuesday.

Potential men’s quarterfinals are Medvedev vs. No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime, No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. No. 5 Casper Ruud in what would be a matchup between the past two French Open runners-up, Nadal vs. No. 7 Cam Norrie, and No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz vs. No. 8 Hubert Hurkacz.

Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios, who is seeded No. 23, could meet Medvedev in the fourth round. In the first round Monday, Kyrgios will play his fellow Australian, good friend and doubles partner Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Grieving relative says latest COVID-19 fatality was not infected when admitted to hospital

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The content originally appeared on: Antigua News Room

There is another COVID-19 related death, bringing the country’s total to 145, according to the Wednesday, August 24, dashboard, which confirms 54 new cases.

No official details were revealed about the death, except that it was recorded on August 20 at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.

However, a grieving family member tells REAL News that the victim did not have the virus when she was admitted to the hospital and the relatives with whom she lived are not infected, either.

Accordingly, they are forced to conclude that she contracted COVID at the medical centre.

A woman who was hospitalized recently tells our Newsroom that she, too, contracted the disease while being treated for something entirely different.

She blames the fact that there was no running water during part of her stay there and that no water was provided to the room, alternatively. Added to this, she says, she noted that the cuff of the blood-pressure device used on her was not sanitized before it was used on her roommate.

“I was just a patient with no medical training,” she admits to REAL News. “But if there is an infectious disease going around the hospital, shouldn’t they be trying to prevent it from spreading?” she asks.

Meanwhile, the 54 new infections are as of August 20 at 6 p.m. Fourteen of the cases were recorded on August 16; 17 on August 17; 11 on August 18; 11 on August 19; and 11 on August 20, out of 849 samples processed.

There are now 53 active infections and three mild hospitalized cases, Health officials say, while 55 persons have recovered since August 17.

The total number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 8,949.


Annisette ready to debate with PM on women, children

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


Natuc general secretary Michael Annisette. –

NATIONAL Trade Union Centre (Natuc) general secretary Michael Annisette says he is ready to hold a public debate with the Prime Minister about which of them cares more for women and children in TT.

Annisette sent this signal to Dr Rowley before the start of a motorcade, organised by the Scrap Iron Dealers Association from the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba to Barataria on Wednesday.

The association had applied to end its motorcade (to protest the Government’s closure of the scrap iron industry for six months) at the Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain, but was only allowed by the police to go as far as Barataria.

Annisette endorsed statements by Scrap Iron Dealers Association president Allan Ferguson, Movement for Social Justice political leader David Abdulah, and Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) president Ancel Roget about the negative effect the industry’s closure would have on everyone directly or indirectly associated with it.

In doing so, Annisette resurrected an argument which he has with Rowley.

“I will continue to say that this Government is callous and insensitive to the women of Trinidad and Tobago. You (Rowley) could call for as much debate as you want, facts are facts and will remain facts.”

He argued that taking away the livelihood of any woman, any parent or child, is an insensitivity, dislike and an oppression to all of these people.

“That is what I mean when I make my particular statement.”

During a march by trade unions in Port of Spain on March 12, Annisette said, “Black (Afro-Trinidadians) people we strong. The People’s National Movement (PNM) will pay the price. We not taking four per cent. We going back to the ancestors…to Africa…for spiritual guidance.”

He also accused Dr Rowley of being disrespectful and not caring about women and children.

“This protest is not just about not taking four per cent.”

In a Facebook post on August 14, Rowley countered, “There is no four per cent offered to black and African people. That offer applies to all the public officers for whom the CPO is their employer, of all races, classes and creeds.

“Incidentally, the African ancestors to whom you appeal are also my ancestors.

“I notice that in carrying out your advocacy you have chosen to accuse me of being disrespectful and not caring about women and children,” the PM said.

“What have I ever done to cause you, of all people, to make such accusations against me?”

He challenged Annisette to a public discussion on caring and respect for women.

Roget agreed with Annisette.

“Keith Rowley is against women and children in this country by his very action. He is against women in the household, against women wherever to be able to provide (for their family) because the women are the centrepiece of the family, the centrepiece of the community.”

He said the closure of the scrap-iron industry is an attack on women and children.

“Those who are making these decisions, it does not affect their livelihood.”

Roget reiterated JTUM’s view that Government shuts down anything which it cannot manage.

In the case of the scrap-iron industry, Roget claimed Government has a plan to restructure it so that only a chosen few will benefit.

“When it resurfaces, it will not be in its original shape and form.”

Capo dominicano es extraditado para enfrentar cargos federales por narcotráfico

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The content originally appeared on: Radio Isla TV

Las autoridades dominicanas extraditaron a Julio De Los Santos-Bautista, también conocido como “Julito Kilo”, a Estados Unidos para enfrentar cargos federales de narcotráfico presentados en el Distrito de Puerto Rico.

“Esta extradición exitosa demuestra el compromiso del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos de apoyar a nuestras agencias asociadas de aplicación de la ley y nuestra sólida relación de trabajo con socios extranjeros dedicados que ayudan a detener a los delincuentes del narcotráfico donde sea que se escondan”, dijo el fiscal federal W. Stephen Muldrow en declaraciones escritas.

“Continuaremos maximizando nuestros esfuerzos multiagenciales para llevar ante la justicia a aquellos que no respetan nuestras leyes y trafican drogas a Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos continentales”, añadió.

Según el fiscal federal, Julio De Los Santos Bautista era el líder de una organización criminal transnacional (TCO) con sede en República Dominicana. Esta TCO recibía cargamentos de varias toneladas de cocaína desde Sudamérica a través de la República Dominicana y luego los transportaba a Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos continentales.

El 14 de julio de 2021, un Gran Jurado Federal en el Distrito de Puerto Rico emitió una acusación formal sustitutiva contra De Los Santos Bautista acusándolo de Conspiración para distribuir cocaína con el propósito de importación ilegal, Conspiración para importar cocaína y Conspiración para poseer con Intención de distribuir cocaína a bordo de un buque sujeto a la jurisdicción de los Estados Unidos. La Acusación incluye una acusación de decomiso de narcóticos de 25 millones de dólares.

La investigación, Operación El Patrón, se llevó a cabo conjuntamente con la colaboración de las agencias asociadas de CCSF: Servicios de Investigación de la Guardia Costera (CGIS), Administración de Control de Drogas (DEA), Investigaciones de Seguridad Nacional (HSI) y el Servicio de Alguaciles de Estados Unidos.

El fiscal general designó a De Los Santos Bautista como un Objetivo Organizacional Prioritario Consolidado (CPOT) de la OCDETF en 2020. La lista CPOT Interagencial del Fiscal General (AG) está compuesta por líderes que ejercen “comando y control” de los elementos de la droga más prolífica organizaciones de tráfico/lavado de dinero que tienen el mayor impacto en el suministro de drogas ilícitas de los Estados Unidos. La lista CPOT representa a los “más buscados” del liderazgo del cártel y asegura que todas las capacidades del gobierno de los Estados Unidos estén enfocadas, de manera coordinada y clara, en un grupo de objetivos de alto nivel acordados.

La Oficina de Asuntos Internacionales del Departamento de Justicia brindó asistencia significativa para asegurar el arresto y la extradición de De Los Santos Bautista de la República Dominicana. El Departamento de Justicia también reconoce la importante colaboración brindada por las autoridades de la República Dominicana.

Están a cargo de la acusación en el caso el Fiscal Federal Auxiliar Max Pérez-Bouret, Jefe de la Sección de Delincuencia Organizada Transnacional, y la Fiscal Federal Auxiliar Vanessa Bonhomme, Jefa Adjunta de la Sección de Delincuencia Organizada Transnacional.

Nick Cannon reveals 10th child in the making with IG montage Loop Barbados

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The content originally appeared on: Barbados News

Nick Cannon continues to add to his brood.

The entertainer revealed via Instagram that he is expecting his 10th child with Brittany Bell.

It will be his third child with Bell who gave birth to two a daughter and son named Powerful and Golden.

Cannon made the revelation with a video montage of him and Bell with the caption: “Time Stopped and This Happened…”

The montage showed the couple posing in various outfits and sharing intimate moments together and with their children.

Cannon is also expecting his ninth child with Abby de la Rosa who already has twin sons, Zion and Zillion, for the 41-year-old.

In addition to those children, Cannon also shares 11-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with his ex Mariah Carey, as well as newborn son Legendary Love with model Bre Tiesi.

Last December, his five-month-old son, Zen, whom he had with Alyssa Scott passed away after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

WASA repairs broken line in northeast Trinidad

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday



The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) reported on Thursday that repairs to a broken 42-inch transmission line at the North Oropouche water treatment plant have been completed.

In a statement, WASA said the work, in the ​​Valencia area, was completed ahead of time.

It said, “Crews have worked day and night since last Tuesday night and completed the repair work overnight.” The plant restarted at 8 am on Thursday, 38 hours ahead of the scheduled time, 10 pm on Friday, the statement said.

WASA thanked the repair team members for their hard work and dedication to completing the jos as quickly as possible.

The authority said it was now working to restore service to affected areas according to established schedules.

However, it said: “Customers are advised it may take up to 48 hours for service to normalise in some areas.”

Several communities in northeast Trinidad reported having had no pipeborne water since last week.

In Sangre Grande and Malabar the shortage has lasted for two weeks.

Trucks from regional corporations and private companies have been supplying water while the 42-inch-pipe rupture was repaired.

Body found at Swallow’s Beach, Tobago, identified

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


Police on the scene at Swallow’s beach, Pigeon Point Road, on Wednesday, after a body was found floating in the water. – Photo by David Reid

The man whose body was found floating in waters at Swallow’s Beach, Tobago, on Wednesday has been identified as 84-year-old Friedhelm Knie.

He was identified by his son Jochen Knie, 55, a businessman.

Knie was vacationing with family members on a yacht which was docked approximately 200 metres from the shore at Swallow’s Beach. He died while trying to swim from the yacht to the shore.

Knie’s body bore no marks of violence and police have classed his death as a drowning.

Police said around noon on Wednesday, Carlson Edwards, 32, of Store Bay Local Road, Bon Accord, was sitting in a vehicle on Pigeon Point Road, Crown Point, when he saw something floating in the water and realised it was the body of an elderly man.

Edwards alerted the police and PC Woods and others from the Crown Point Police Station responded.

Knie was wearing a green and black police T-shirt, dark-coloured shorts and a watch.

Police also found some cash and a pair of three-quarter demin shorts near the body.

District medical officer Dr Delmon Baker pronounced Knie dead at approximately 1.50pm and ordered his body removed to the Scarborough Mortuary for a post-mortem.

Sgts Guy, Jones and PCs Broomes and Wharwood, of the Homicide Bureau, visited the scene. They were accompanied by PCs Grant and Abraham.

Warriors off to winning start in the 6ixty

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The content originally appeared on: INews Guyana

Shimron Hetmyer’s first outing as Guyana Amazon Warriors’ captain inspired an all-round effort on the field, in route to an opening victory in the SKYEXCH 6ixty over the St. Lucia Kings at Warner Park, St. Kitts on Thursday.

An uncharacteristic Shai Hope, got the Guyana Amazon Warriors off to a flying start in the SKYEXCH 6ixty, after they lost the toss and were sent in to bat.

Hope raced to a quickfire 19 from 8 balls, consisting one 4 and two 6’s before being bowled clean by Jevar Royale. Chandrapaul Hemraj’s script was almost similar, hitting 18 from 9 and succumbing to Royale.

Heinrich Klassen didn’t do much for the Warriors, as he only got to 8 runs, while captain Shimron Hetmyer held the middle order together with 13 runs. A blistering 36 from Odea Smith, off 24 balls got the Warriors to a defendable total of 111/5.

Adding to Royale’s two wickets, Matthew Forde also picked up 2 24 from his 2 while St. Lucian captain Mark Deyal bagged 1-3 from one over.

In the chase, Ronsford Beaton’s pace sent Johnson Charles back to the dugout early, while Waqar Salamkheil sent Deyal packing for 7 runs.

Salamkheil went on to pick two more wickets, of Ravendra Persaud and Ackeem Auguste as St. Lucia teetered and tottered through the chase.

With one wicket in hand, Roshon Primus dared to get the Kings close to their intended total, making for a nail-biting finish to the game.

Primus smashed 41 from 23, inclusive of four 4s and two 6s, but needing 20 from 6, the last over showdown between batsman and bowler was eventually won by Odean Smith, who sent the stumps flying.

The Male Amazon Warriors will next come up against the Trinbago Knight Riders tomorrow, from 12.30pm local time. The Women will also play the same opponent at 3pm tomorrow.