Venezuelans stabbed in argument in Arima

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


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Two Venezuelan men are being treated for stab wounds after a fight in Arima on Sunday night.

Police said one of the men, aged 27, was liming with a friend at Harry’s Bar, Hollis Avenue, Arima, at around 11 pm when they got into an argument with another group of Venezuelans.

During the fight he and a 40-year-old Venezuelan man were stabbed.

Both men were taken to the Arima Health Facility and later transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, where they remained in critical condition up to Monday afternoon.

Police said they tried to interview both men but were unable to get any responses owing to their condition.

Police from the Arima CID are continuing enquiries.

Met Office discontinues riverine flood alert

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


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Flooded communities can expect to find some relief as the Met Office has discontinued its riverine flood alert for areas that are low-lying and along waterways.

The yellow-level riverine flood alert went into effect on Thursday. It was set to terminate on Saturday, but was extended to Tuesday. On Monday, it was downgraded to green, or ordinary level.

The release said, “Water levels in the major watercourses continue on a downward trend and no longer pose a threat to surrounding communities.”

Rainfall over the next 24 hours is not expected to cause rivers to breach their banks. While some areas remained flooded, gradual runoff is anticipated.

The next high tide is at 8.36 pm and low tide is at 3.40 am on November 1.

The Met Office advises the public to exercise caution; to assess their environment for safety concerns; avoid wading through residual flood water; remaining vigilant; and to continue to monitor official sources for information.

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Boat stolen from shore in Penal

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


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An arrest is imminent in the theft of a boat in Penal, police investigators have said.

Boat owner Rajesh Ramjattan, 45, reported to Penal police that he secured his boat, Justin, on August 15 on the shore near the Morne Diablo Fishing Bay.

On Saturday, around 5 pm, he returned and found the boat missing. The boat is worth $28,000.

The police visited and spoke to several people.

PC Heeralal is leading the investigation.

Motorcyclist Injured In Laborie Road Accident – St. Lucia Times News

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Emergency personnel from the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) Crash Fire Hall in Vieux Fort transported a motorcyclist to St Jude Hospital on Sunday night after a road accident in Laborie.

At about 7:34 pm, the emergency crew received a call for assistance regarding a collision involving a motor vehicle and a motorbike.

The responders found that the motorcyclist had sustained multiple injuries but was ‘fully alert’.

They treated his injuries before transporting him to the hospital.

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Judicial systems in OECS states to improve from new initiative

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The content originally appeared on: NBC SVG

Vincentian citizens and other nationals of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS, are expected to benefit from an initiative   to improve the judicial system in the sub-region.

Word of this came from Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, during NBC s Face to Face programme last week.

The Prime Minister said the issue was discussed at the recently concluded 72nd Meeting of the OECS Authority.

The Prime Minister said legislation is already being introduced to carry forward initiatives to improve the delivery of Justice in the OECS.


NBC’s Special Report- Monday October 31st 2022

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The content originally appeared on: NBC SVG

The just concluded Everything Vincy Expo saw more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.

NBC News spoke to Danielle Connell- Part Owner and Manager of House of Essence which was among businesses featured during the week-long event.

Rawdica Stephen tells us more in today’s special report.


Government discusses giving duty-free concessions to mini-bus operators operating between 6pm-7am

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The content originally appeared on: NBC SVG

The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is discussing, at the level of Cabinet, giving duty-free concessions to mini-bus operators who provide service specifically between the hours of 6pm-7am.

In an interview with the Agency for Public Information, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said this move is becoming even more urgent as Government finalizes a system for the transportation of Nurses on a long-term basis.

The Prime Minister said, with economic activity expected to increase with the coming on stream of more hotels and entertainment spots, more workers in the hospitality industry would require such a service; therefore, a reliable public transportation system is critical in buttressing this economic activity.


BNTF and the Government to hold workshop for small construction firms locally

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A number of local small construction firms will benefit from training to carried out here this week.

The training will be provided at a workshop, hosted by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 10th Programme.

The firms selected to participate in this workshop have previously bid on construction projects under the BNTF Programmes.

The objectives of the workshop are:  to improve contractor’s knowledge and understanding of the steps and modalities that a firm must follow to successfully complete bidding documents.

Presentations on this topic will be made on a range of areas, including:  pricing of the bill of quantities; how to complete bidding forms; measurement of claims.

The training is also intended to reinforce the role of Contractors and the importance of strict adherence to their social and environmental responsibility during construction as detailed in the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP).

Presentations in this area will include: understanding the role and function of an ESMP; understanding the importance of social and environmental monitoring mitigation measures and more

The workshop will be held at the Basic Needs Trust Fund Conference Room on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd November, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The sessions will be co-ordinated by Johann Stewart.

The opening address will come from Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar


Ellerton and Paradise book semifinal spots after extra time thrillers Loop Barbados

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The content originally appeared on: Barbados News

The first entries into the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Republic Cup semifinals secured their positions last Saturday evening at the BFA Wildey Turf.

In the opening encounter Ellerton SC edged Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame 3-2 and in the feature match of the evening Dover Market/Phillips Bakery Paradise FC managed to hold off a youthful but fearless University of the West Indies (UWI) Blackbirds 4-3.

Ellerton needed two goals from captain Shkakille Belle to get beyond a resilient Dames outfit, who always found a way back into the game, each time Ellerton took the advantage.

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Belle opened the scoring in the 35th minute, when he unleashed a ferocious right footed free kick from just outside of the penalty area and sent the ball into the top right corner.

Ellerton doubled their lead in the 51st minute when Shane Codrington rose highest at the back post to head home a corner from the right.

Ellerton’s two-goal hero Shakille Belle (in yellow)

Notre Dame was offered a lifeline in the 58th minute when they earned a penalty kick, which was converted by Antone Greaves.

Substitute Mitchum President leveled the score in the 71st minute when he powerfully headed home a corner from the left.

Belle broke all hearts in the Bayland when he scored his second and Ellerton’s third goal in the 108th minute, converting from close range.

Ellerton’s opponents in the semifinal will be Paradise FC, who survived a nervous extra-time period to graduate to the final four of the competition.

Paradise sent an early message to the Blackbirds, when senior national player Ackeel Applewhaite wrapped his left foot around the ball from the right side of the penalty area, beating goalkeeper Shaquan Phillips, but striking the outside of the right post, in the 13th minute.

Four minutes later, Paradise was on the scoresheet, as towering center back Tyrique Bailey-Edwards headed home Armando “Sugar” Lashley’s left-sided free kick, at the back post.

Before Paradise could bask in their celebrations, the Blackbirds leveled the score.

Former national goalkeeper Jason Boxhil was adjudged to have fouled Kobe Griffith inside the penalty area and referee Kevon Clarke pointed to the penalty spot.

National midfielder Ackeel Applewhaite (yellow) was in top form versus the University of the West Indies (UWI) Blackbirds,

Kobe “Square” Shepherd converted the spot kick in the 20th minute.

An exciting first half, which finished at 1-1, was met by an equally exhilarating second period, as both teams looked for that important go-ahead goal.

In the 60th minute, the Blackbirds took the advantage.

A free-kick into the Paradise penalty area caused some havoc and the ball fell to Shephard, who dribbled by his marker and played a pin-point pass across the six-yard box for Ramon “Bau” Griffith to slot home.

The sea-saw battle continued as Paradise made it 2-2 in the 65th minute.

Mario Harte tried an audacious lob from just outside the area, but goalkeeper Phillips was equal to the task and tipped it over for a corner.

The resulting corner from the right was scored by the head of Nicoli Brathwaite at the far post.

The game took an interesting turn in the 83rd minute, as UWI influential midfielder Jaheim Neblett was shown his second yellow card by referee Clarke.

Paradise utilized the player advantage and scored in the 87th minute, via another set piece.

A corner from the right, found an unmarked Applewhaite, who controlled the ball neatly on his thigh and fired the ball beyond Phillips with his less favoured right foot.

Fans from both teams began to depart the facility in anticipation of a 3-2 final score line, however UWI had other ideas.

Substitute Akio Bartlett scored with his first touch of the game.

Shakille James delivered a free kick from 40 yards, which caught the Paradise defense and goalkeeper napping, and Bartlett responded the quickest to score from 12 yards.

The heavens opened and there was a heavy and consistent downpour for the entire extra time period, which resulted in a flooded pitch and very difficult playing conditions, which tested both teams physically and technically.

It took a series of good technical application for Paradise to score the winning goal in the 118th minute.

Jamal Watson-Cummings, with boots partially submerged on the left, managed to carve out a cross into Harte who chest the ball into the path of Applewhaite arriving at the top of the penalty area, and the national midfielder, found the top left corner of the goal with a powerful left foot shot.