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Tornado At Airport Damages Plane, Cars

NASSAU, Bahamas  –  A totnado touched down at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) early Tuesday morning causing significant damage to a Bahamasair plane and minor damage to several cars at a nearby car rental agency. According to Basil Dean, deputy director at the Department of Meteorology, the tornado formed from an isolated cumulonimbus cloud in the vicinity of LPIA ...

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British Visitor Raped In Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Police have arrested and charged a 34-year-old man in connection with the rape of a 46-year-old British visitor. David Omar Best of Orange Hill, St James appeared before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded to prison to reappear in court on April 10. The alleged rape occurred on Sunday, March 5 ...

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Jamaican Fined $8000 For Bringing Ganja To Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A Jamaican national was today ordered to pay $8000 forthwith or spend 12 months in prison. Octavia Nickoda Lucimia Taylor, 25, landed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Saturday, March 11 and one kg of cannabis was found in a haversack she was carrying. She was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to ...

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Pastor To Appeal Jail Term On Sex Charge

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A 55-year-old pastor, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail last week after he was found guilty of having sex with a minor two years ago, has announced plans to appeal the conviction. Attorney Lyndel Wellesley said his client, Reverend Paul Hanniford of the Pentecostal City Mission Church, has since filed a notice of the appeal. ...

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LIAT Chairman Wants To Find Common Ground With Pilots

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Chairman of regional carrier LIAT, Dr Jean Holder said he is committed to ensuring the survival of a committee set up to forge a new model of co-operation between the company and pilots. This is in response to a decision by the Leeward Island Airline Pilots’ Association (LIALPA) to withdraw from the six-member committee that ...

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LIAT Chairman Wants To Find Common Ground With Pilots

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Chairman of regional carrier LIAT, Dr Jean Holder said he is committed to ensuring the survival of a committee set up to forge a new model of co-operation between the company and pilots. This is in response to a decision by the Leeward Island Airline Pilots’ Association (LIALPA) to withdraw from the six-member committee that ...

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SPARKS Plugs Gap In Caribbean Climate Research

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – On Nov. 30 last year, a new high-performance ‘Super Computer’ was installed at the University of the West Indies (UWI) during climate change week. Dubbed SPARKS – short for the Scientific Platform for Applied Research and Knowledge Sharing – the computer is already churning out the ‘big data’ Caribbean small island states (SIDS) need to accurately forecast ...

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SPARKS Plugs Gap In Caribbean Climate Research

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – On Nov. 30 last year, a new high-performance ‘Super Computer’ was installed at the University of the West Indies (UWI) during climate change week. Dubbed SPARKS – short for the Scientific Platform for Applied Research and Knowledge Sharing – the computer is already churning out the ‘big data’ Caribbean small island states (SIDS) need to accurately forecast ...

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Antiguan Immigration Officer Dies In US

MIAMI  – Two investigations are reportedly under way in Miami, Florida, into the death of 32-year old Antiguan Nikisha Lewis. They are being conducted by the Miami Dade Police and Spectrum Aesthetics where, according to NBC Miami, the Immigration Officer had undergone plastic surgery on Monday, hours before she passed away later that night. The US media house also said ...

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CTO, Travel impressions discuss synergies to benefit agents, caribbean tourism

NEW YORK, NY – Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), and Scott Wiseman, President of Travel Impressions, recently met at Travel Impressions headquarters in New York to discuss ways the two organizations can work together to further education and product offerings for travel agents. They also explored opportunities in which they could jointly promote the region ...

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