February 23, 2018

Bellingham in TCI

Voters to go to the polls on November 9th THE date for the Turks and Caicos Islands’ return to democratic rule has been set for November 9, but an untrusting local population still harbours the concern that democracy might elude the country. However, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), […]

Google denies preventing anti-competition probe

Google has denied that it is preventing a Texas investigation into whether it is abusing its dominance of the internet search market. It comes after Texan attorney general Greg Abbott accused the company of improperly refusing to hand over evidence he had requested, totalling more than 14,500 documents. Google said it had “shared hundreds of […]

PLP & OBA Continue To Debate Term Limit Policy following Cayman Islands report

Shadow Finance Minister Bob Richards and the Progressive Labour Party continue to verbally spar over term limits, following a recent report from the Cayman Islands about the impact term limits had on their business growth. “The flak gets heaviest when you’re closest to the target. The latest anonymous PLP assault on my credibility and the […]

Football Euro 2012: England lose to Italy after penalties 2 – 4

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Syrian Pilot Defects to Jordan With Plane

A Syrian air force pilot on a training mission flew into neighboring Jordan and defected with his Russian-made fighter jet, Jordanian and Syrian officials said, the first such incident during the nearly 15-month-old uprising. The defection happened as more deadly battles foiled a Red Cross team’s efforts to rescue civilians trapped in Homs city, and […]

Euro 2012: Quarter Finals – Czech Rep 0 Portugal 1

Cristiano Ronaldo capped a magnificent display with the match-winning goal as Portugal powered past Czech Republic and into the semi-finals of Euro 2012. Ronaldo, who scored twice against the Netherlands, hit the woodwork in each half with fine strikes. And he finally found the net with 12 minutes remaining, thumping a header into the ground […]

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. to Expand Retail Water Operations With Bahamas Joint Venture

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. CWCO -1.49% , which develops and operates seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in areas of the world where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce or nonexistent, today announced that it has formed a joint venture (“JV”) with The New Providence Development Company Limited (“NPDC”) in Nassau, Bahamas. […]

Court convicts Umar Patek over Bali bombing

THE last member of the 2002 Bali bombing plot to face justice has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after a panel of judges found him guilty of mass murder for his role in Indonesia’s deadliest terrorist attack. Umar Patek, also known as the Demolition Man, was also found guilty today of conspiracy to […]

Moody’s downgrades 15 major banks

The credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded 15 banks and financial institutions. UK banks downgraded include Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and HSBC. In the US, Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are among those marked down. BBC business editor Robert Peston reported on Tuesday that the downgrades were coming and said […]

Jamaican OCG now in Possession of Legal Opinion from Queen’s Counsel confirming validity of OCG’s Positions on Independent Oversight Panel (IOP)

The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) is now in possession of a formal written Independent Legal Opinion, from eminent Queen’s Counsel, Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, which supports the legal validity of the OCG’s contentions regarding the Government’s Independent Oversight Panel (IOP). The IOP was established in April by the Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. […]