Archive for June 23rd, 2016

Driver admits killing passenger in NS crash

Driver admits killing passenger in NS crash

| 23/06/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): A 20-year old man from West Bay has admitted causing the death of a former senior police officer’s son in major road crash in North Side over two years ago. Antonio Elvis Kelly pleaded guilty to causing the death of Jordan Ebanks, from Northward, by careless driving as a result of the singl [...]

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Misuse of handicapped parking spots

Misuse of handicapped parking spots

| 23/06/2016
Is it against the law to smack any perfectly able driver who parks in a disabled spot? I was at the George Town Hospital the other day and two of the four disabled spots in the front were taken by cars without the appropriate tags. Even though the parking lot was filled to overflowing, I […] [...]

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Suspect denies using gun to resist arrest

Suspect denies using gun to resist arrest

| 23/06/2016
(CNS): A 22-year-old Bodden Town man who has been charged with using an imitation gun with the intention of evading arrest has pleaded not guilty to the allegations. Jonathan Welcome denied that he was in possession of an imitation firearm in April this year, when he reportedly faced down police wit [...]

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Burglars steal cash during bank break-in

Burglars steal cash during bank break-in

| 23/06/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Bank of Canada on Shedden Road was broken into and cash stolen sometime Wednesday night, police have confirmed, saying that bank staff discovered the break-in when they arrived for work this morning (Thursday, 23 June). Police said the thieves did not gain access to the vault but st [...]

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Four suspect Zika cases sent for testing

Four suspect Zika cases sent for testing

| 23/06/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Local public health officials have sent four blood samples from patients suspected of having the Zika virus to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad for testing. Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, the acting medical director, said the samples were sent on Wednesday, 22 June, afte [...]

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Opposition to land conservation grows

Opposition to land conservation grows

| 23/06/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): All of the members of the opposition who were present in the final throes of Finance Committee Wednesday evening voted against withdrawing cash from the Environmental Protection Fund to buy land for conservation purposes. The independent and UDP members all raised objections to the environmen [...]

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New generator to cut costs, firm-up supply

New generator to cut costs, firm-up supply

| 23/06/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): A new generator at Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) will help the local power supplier meet the growing demand for electricity at a reduced cost and, despite being diesel-powered, in a more environmentally friendly way. The 40-megawatt generator was described by officials as the most efficie [...]

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CIG extends bonus to all workers in public bodies

CIG extends bonus to all workers in public bodies

| 23/06/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Workers in government-owned companies and statutory authorities can also look forward to a 2.2% bonus this month after Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Tuesday that the payment would be extended to all public bodies. The bonus, which was awarded first to civil servants in core government, i [...]

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MLAs press for gay rights fight

MLAs press for gay rights fight

| 23/06/2016 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Members of the opposition benches pressed government to budget for a legal fight over gay rights during Finance Committee Wednesday, when they asked for updates on the case of Dr Leo Raznovich, who is seeking to become his husband’s legal dependent. Questioning the attorney general about th [...]

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