ST. LUCIA-HEALTH-Hotel denies outbreak of COVID-19

Sandals Resorts has denied social media reports of an outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the facility, describing the reports as malicious. “We wish to strongly condemn the very unfortunate attempt by an individual to promote misinformation about the staff and guests at Sandals Resorts in St. Lucia via a…

ANGUILLA-COURT-OECS lawyers condemn attacks on judge who heard election petition case in Dominica

The OECS Bar Association (OECS Bar) has “strongly condemned’ what it termed “the recent vicious attacks” on the Grenada-based High Court judge, Justice Raulston Glasgow, following his decision last week to dismiss 10 election petitions filed by the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) challenging the outcome of last December’s…

CARIBBEAN-COURT-Privy Council rules in favour of Trinidad Finance Minister’s company in Grenada stadium construction

The London-based Privy Council has by dismissed an appeal by the Trinidad-based NH International (NH) regarding the payment of funds in relation to the construction of the National Stadium at Queen’s park in Grenada. The Law Lords by a 4-1 majority ordered that NH repay the amount of the Fund…

CRICKET-IPL-Pooran fifty propels Kings XI to third straight win

Dashing West Indies left-hander Nicholas Pooran lashed his second half-century of the Indian Premier League to fire Kings XI Punjab to a convincing five-wicket victory over Shimron Hetmyer’s Delhi Capitals here Tuesday. Left-hander Nicholas Pooran. With Kings XI chasing 165 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium following opener Shikhar…

BELIZE-POLITICS-Political leaders to hold debate ahead of November 11 poll

The newly elected leader of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP), Patrick Faber, says he has accepted an invitation to participate in a prime ministerial debate ahead of the November 11 general election here. The debate is being organised in part by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and…

CRICKET-PANDEMIC-Players mental health critical in COVID-19 environment: Holder

West Indies Test captain Jason Holder has warned that the mental health of players could be at risk if adjustments are not made to the bio-secure “bubbles” which have allowed for the resumption of cricket amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The top-ranked all-rounder in the longest format said while he…

UNITED STATES-POLITICS-Haitian American lawyer sworn in as Democratic Board of Elections Commissioner

Rodney Pepe-Souvenir, a Haitian American public interest lawyer has been sworn in as the Democratic Board of Elections commissioner. New York State Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, who represents the 42nd Assembly District in Brooklyn, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that Pepe-Souvenir was sworn in after…

HORSE RACING-JAMAICA-Bridgmohan shines with double at Indiana Grand

Jamaican Jermaine Bridgmohan finally tasted some semblance of form when he rode two winners on the nine-race card at Indiana Grand here Monday. Jamaican Jermaine Bridgmohan. The 31-year-old, who has ridden at a number of American tracks since launching his career 14 years ago in Florida, won with 4-1 chance…

CARIBBEAN-EDUCATION-Caribbean education ministers want total waiver of fees for CXC reviews

Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) education ministers have “unanimously” proposed that the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) commit to a total waiver of fees for reviews of the CXC 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) A statement issued by the Ministry of Education here, said…