Disaster Management 

UK Military Ship Positioned and Ready to Assist the Region

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay arrived in Barbados today for a brief one day refuelling visit, before departing to assist Eastern Caribbean islands as they brace for the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. This assurance was given by Commanding Officer of the RFA Mounts Bay, Captain Peter Selby. He said, “We have come to Barbados to refuel and top up our stores, before we position ourselves to render assistance wherever it might be needed.” RFA Mounts Bay’s primary task is to provide enhanced security and support to the UK Overseas…

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Sports Tourism Youth 

Sandals Foundation Marks Four Years of Swalings School of Soccer Sponsorship

This new school year marks the fourth consecutive year that the Sandals Foundation is sponsoring 15 Antiguan youths to participate in the Swalings School of Soccer year-long programme. The sponsorship ensures that the young people receive full soccer kits, coaching, mentorship and opportunities to compete in local and international tournaments. This year’s sponsorship will bring to 70 the number of children directly impacted by the Sandals Foundation sponsorship. “We approached Sandals Foundation with our proposal to help get children “off the street” and into a structured after school programme and…

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Development Regional News 

President of the Caribbean Court of Justice visits Antigua and Barbuda

The new president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, will be arriving in St John’s next week as Antigua and Barbuda prepares to vote in a referendum that will determine whether the country delinks from the U.K-based Privy Council and accede to the CCJ. His visit comes as a committee this week launched a public education campaign about the CCJ and the Privy Council ahead of the referendum slated for November 6, 2018. Another OECS state, Grenada, will also hold a referendum on that date. During…

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Crime & Police 

Breaking News: Embattled Suspended Police Commissioner Wendell Robinson Reportedly Off Island when Summoned for Disciplinary hearing

Reliable sources have indicated that The Caribbean Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) 3-man  team investigating the conduct of suspended Police Commissioner Wendell Robinson, was said to have completed its investigation. According to sources, the team, invited by acting Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney arrived on the island in early August 2018 and was sworn in as Special Constables. They were selected from Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, with the highest ranking officer being Superintendent. Following receipt of several complaints by the Police Service Commission (PSC) from three…

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