Daily Archives: October 19, 2019

Crime: ‘Prime suspect’ in deadly miner’s attack surrenders

– doctor allegedly treats wounded bandit at Prospect home

In custody  Dr. Alonzo De Santos

Surrendered: Wayne St. Hill

He reportedly did so Thursday evening with his lawyer.

He has been identified as a Kitty man, Wayne St. Hill. He is reportedly linked to a Dowding Street, Kitty, tint-shop.

Police were interested in him as well as a close relative.        Continue reading

Tullow Oil to Spend US$80 Million on Drilling Wells Offshore Guyana

Tullow Oil Rig

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday October 18, 2019 – This year, Tullow Oil plc is expected to expend approximately GUY$17 billion (US$80 million) on drilling wells in Guyana’s offshore basin.

This was disclosed by the oil company’s Head of Communications George Cazenove yesterday, during a Skype interview with members of Guyana’s media corps.

“In 2019, we are going to spend US$80 million on the wells we are drilling this year,” Cazenove said.    Continue reading

Mexican Firm Officially Takes Over Management of both Airports in Jamaica

PACKAL takes over management of Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA); Already manages the Montego Bay Airport
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KINGSTON, Jamaica, on October 18, 2019.  The management of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) has officially been handed over by Government to PAC Kingston Airport Limited (PACKAL).

Last October, the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) signed a 25-year concession agreement with Mexican firm Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), for operation of the facility through its local subsidiary, PACKAL. The company has the option to renew for an additional five years.

Speaking at the handover ceremony at the airport in Kingston on Wednesday, Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague emphasized that NMIA belongs to the Government and people of Jamaica.      Continue reading

Grenada: First to approve Republic Bank Acquisition of Scotiabank in the Caribbean

Grenada Signs Vesting Order

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday October 18, 2019 – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr Keith Mitchell has become the first regional leader to sign the vesting order required to facilitate the acquisition of the Bank of Nova Scotia operations by Republic Bank Financial Holdings Limited.

The planned acquisition was first announced in 2018 and in September this year, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in consultation with the ECCB Monetary Council approved the application for the transfer of Scotiabank’s assets and liabilities in Grenada and five other Caribbean countries.

Dr Mitchell who is the current Chairman of the ECCB Monetary Council, said it was important for Grenada to show leadership in the conclusion of the matter.            Continue reading

You People Made Me Give Up My Peanut Farm Before I Got To Be President – by Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter

COMMENTARY by Jimmy Carter – 39th President Of The United States | The Onion

For generations, U.S. presidents have gone to great lengths to avoid potential conflicts of interest. When I was elected, I followed suit by placing my small business in a blind trust to assure our citizens that I would always put the country’s interests ahead of my own. It’s a vital presidential tradition. That’s why I find it a bit curious that our new commander-in-chief has been allowed to ignore it.

For Heaven’s sake, you people made me get rid of my peanut farm before you let me be president.     Continue reading

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