Martinique Summer Games : Au revoir 2022, rendez-vous en 2023

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A l’initiative de Leslie Ardon, l’ancienne basketteuse de La Gauloise, l’Institut Martiniquais du Sport, le Centre Aquatique Communautaire et le terrain de football de l’ASPTT ont été, vendredi et samedi, les terrains de jeu des Martinique Summer Games.

Les jeunes sportifs et les athlètes de haut niveau comme Anne-Sophie Maximin (para-escrime), Hervé Amalou (escrime handisport), Yoan Lamar (haltérophilie handisport) , Nicolas Ferjule (para-Judo), David Stématine (nageur handisport), Coralie Balmy (natation), Paule Baudoin (handball) Laura Georges (football), Lénora Guion-Firmin (athlétisme), Kenji Grillon (karaté), Kendrick Jean-Joseph (escrime), Ali Traoré (basket-ball), se sont côtoyés et ont pu échanger pendant les deux jours. 

Au sortir de…

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Sur les marchés, les bananes jaunes sont boudées

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Sur les marchés foyalais, ces derniers jours, les médias ne sont pas les bienvenus, marchands et marchandes refusent de parler du sujet du moment : l’éthéphon. Ils en ont assez de faire les frais des annonces « fracassantes » autour de l’agriculture.

Les bananes ne font recette sur aucun des marchés de l’île en ce samedi matin. Les clients boudent le produit. Alors le ras-le-bol enfle chez certains revendeurs. Plus personne ne veut s’exprimer… On est même largement invité à quitter le marché et « à ne plus y remettre les pieds, jamais ! ».

Une marchande très remontée nous demande d’aller également faire un reportage dans les supermarchés : « Les pommes, les poires et les raisins, eh bien, ils murissent de la même façon. Alors dites-le…

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1166 mots – 29.08.2022

Fifth case of monkeypox recorded in Jamaica Loop Jamaica

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Jamaica has recorded a fifth case of monkeypox locally.

The Ministry of Health says the latest positive patient is a man from Kingston and St Andrew.

Overall, three cases are in home quarantine, while two positive patients have recovered from the virus.

The confirmed cases are all men between ages 25 to 52 years.

In its August 28 update, the ministry said of the cases recorded locally so far, two were in Clarendon, while there was one case each from St Elizabeth, St James and Kingston and St Andrew.

Two of the confirmed cases of monkeypox were imported, while three were locally transmitted.

A total of 16 tests for the disease have been conducted locally

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Corporation chairman: Diego Martin in emergency mode

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


Drivers maneuver through flood waters in Cocorite on August 29. – Photo by Jeff K Mayers

A deluge of floodwater has swamped parts of Diego Martin. Affected areas include St James, Cocorite, Mucurapo Road, Petit Valley among others.

Chairman of the Diego Martin Regional Corporation Sigler Jack is readying the Disaster Management Unit to respond to flood victims in his area.

As reports of flooding continue to filter in, Jack said, a comprehensive picture of the extent of damage would be available in the coming hours. He added, “A lot is happening right now, nothing is organised as yet. We are in emergency mode.”

Extensive traffic on the Audrey Jeffers Highway was reported.

Two more covid19 deaths, 154 new cases on Monday

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


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There have been two additional covid19-related deaths, the Ministry of Health said in its daily update on Monday. This increases the total number of covid19 deaths since March 2020 to 4,134.

Those who died were one elderly male and one middle-aged male. One person had multiple comorbidities and the other had one known comorbidity.

The ministry reported there were 154 new covid19 cases as of Monday afternoon. The cases were from samples taken between August 27 and 28.

There are now 6,206 active cases.

There are 239 patients in hospital, with 5,967 in home self-isolation and 22 in step-down or transition facilities.

As of Monday, there were 168,501 recovered covid19 patients, with 24 people being discharged from public health facilities, and 249 recovered community cases.

Bad weather causes flooding in northwest Trinidad

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Drivers maneuver through flood waters in Cocorite on August 29. – Photo by Jeff K Mayers

Parts of northwestern Trinidad experienced flash flooding in the wake of the bad weather that hit the country at around midday on Monday.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) said in a release that areas such as St James, Tragarete Road, City Gate, Westmoorings and Maraval fell victim to flooding, which also led to an increase in traffic congestion in those areas and their surroundings.

There were also reports of flooding in parts of Queen’s Park West and Queen’s Park South.

Additionally, the ODPM said there were reports of landslides in St James.

The Met Office issued an update on its Facebook page on Monday morning, saying a tropical wave had passed over the country a few hours earlier. The update said this would cause showers and gusty winds, resulting in flooding.

Stolen car used in gunpoint robbery in St Mary’s Village

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Armed robbery in St Mary’s Village in Moruga on Sunday. –

Three men beat and robbed a 38-year-old part-time PH driver of his car at gunpoint, then used it as a getaway car during an armed robbery in St Mary’s Village in Moruga on Sunday.

The ordeal began when the victim was heading to his home in Cachipe Village around midday from the Princes Town area.

On his way, he picked up two men who asked to be taken to an area called Number One.

But they pointed a gun at him, announced a robbery and ordered him to change the route. He complied and drove along Sixth Company Road.

They made him drive his Nissan Note to a forested area and park, then made him walk further in and blindfolded him.

The gunmen beat him, tied him up, and left. They also stole his shoes, cellphone and other belongings and said they would return.

After about an hour and 30 minutes, he managed to untie himself, walked out of the area, and alerted nearby residents.

He was treated and discharged at the Princes Town district health facility on Sunday night.

At 7.18 pm, the car was used as a getaway car in a robbery at Knox Supermarket on Moruga Main Road in St Mary’s Village.

Police said the driver drove to the car park and two men got out. The driver stayed in the car while his two accomplices announced a robbery. One pushed aside the female cashier and emptied the cash register.

As they were leaving, they walked across the street to where a group of people were liming and robbed them of personal items.

They returned to the car, which drove off.

Princes Town police later found the car in the district.

Investigations are ongoing.

Covid: 8 new infections, 3 in ICU

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The content originally appeared on: INews Guyana
People wearing masks in capital city, Georgetown. [File photo]

Guyana has recorded eight new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the total positives detected to date to 70,982.

There are four persons hospitalised, three of whom are in the ICU. Isolating at home are 243 individuals while one is in institutional quarantine.

Recoveries stand at 69,454 while the death toll is 1,278.

Guyana confirms second case of monkeypox

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Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony is urging citizens to take the necessary steps to safeguard themselves against monkeypox.

Guyana recorded its second case of the virus on Monday.

“We have diagnosed a second person with monkeypox. That person is now at Ocean View Hospital receiving treatment. The person is stable and we have started doing contact tracing for that person. People need to take precautions. If you have somebody with rashes you should call the health authorities so that we can have somebody go out there and examine what it is and be able to guide the person,” Dr Anthony said.

The Minister assured citizens that the Health Ministry is doing all within its remit to ensure the virus is contained here in Guyana.

“So, we have had several calls, we checked it, we ran tests and many of those persons, fortunately, did not have monkeypox,” he stated.

More than a month ago, a special unit was established at the infectious diseases hospital to accommodate anyone who might test positive for the virus locally.

The administration has also set up a steering committee and trained several regional health officials at the National Public Health Reference Laboratory.

The monkeypox virus is transmitted through close contact with an infected person. Once infected, the incubation period can last from 7 to 21 days.

Before the appearance of lesions, infected persons can experience symptoms like myalgia, swollen lymph nodes, swelling in the neck and headaches. As of August 22, a total of 42,666 cases were detected in 95 countries worldwide, with only 13 deaths being reported.

Former workers call on GFC to pay Terminal Benefits

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The content originally appeared on: INews Guyana
Former GFC workers during their protest activity on August 29, 2022

Several former workers of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) on Monday picketed against the management of the Commission for their alleged continuing violation of the Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) between the GFC and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU).

This was outlined by GAWU in a statement to the press on Monday. GAWU noted that five workers of the Commission were issued termination letters during 2021 and in accordance with the extant CLA between the Union and the Commission and the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act of Guyana, the workers ought to be paid terminal benefits.

GAWU said the GFC refused and the matter was represented at the Ministry of Labour under conciliation.

The Ministry of Labour by letter dated May 30, 2022 pronounced that the workers must be paid their Terminal Benefits in keeping with the Law. “The Commission has since ignored the Ministry of Labour findings,” the Union said.

The GAWU earlier this year applied for arbitration in keeping with the extant CLA, however the management of GFC reportedly ignored the Union’s request. “The CLA is legally enforceable and binding between the parties,” GAWU posited.

“The aggrieved workers family, friends and children came out in support for the workers as justice is being delayed by a high-handed management of a government enterprise. The GAWU and the protesters are demanding that the management of the GFC respect the subsisting CLA,” the Union’s statement further expressed.