Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has taken issue with an advisory by United Kingdom (UK) officials which warns British nationals to look out for possible terrorist attacks in Jamaica. The advisory was issued by Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that has compiled a comprehensive list of all the countries in the world. The list also includes the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic as other Caribbean Islands where terrorism could occur.Newly- installed Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has issued a directive that Bahamians must try to fill all available posts before consideration is given to foreigners. Minister of Labor Dion Foulkes has acted on the order and made it clear that he has already been “very strict” in approving labor certificates for work permits and has denied or deferred several applications since taking office just over two weeks ago. Noting the Bahamas has “a serious unemployment problem”, Foulkes was adamant there would be no backing down from implementing the policy.Broward County and Kiwanis Divisions 23 and 24 have teamed up again for Christmas In July, an annual event to help homeless children in the community get ready for the ensuing school year. In addition to school-aged children, the program provides for homeless children under the age of 5. Residents and businesses in the community are invited to support this effort by donating new items for children from newborn to 19 years-of-age at collection boxes located at all Broward County Libraries and other County facilities, through Wednesday, June 28th.In SportsUsain Bolt has climbed eight places up the rankings to become the seventh most famous Athlete in the world. Bolt is the highest earning track and field athlete in history with an estimated income of approximately US$30m annually. Only Real Madrid footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, American basketballer LeBron James,Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, American golfer Phil Mickelson and Brazil striker Neymar are ranked higher than Bolt in the second annual ESPN World Fame list.Here’s What’s Trending.American entertainer Kathy Griffin has received tremendous criticism for recently posting a photo of herself holding what appeared to be a bloody, severed head of President Donald Trump. Negative reaction to the photo has also cost her gig as CNN’s co-host of its New Year’s Eve Live program with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. She has also since lost sponsors for shows and several promoters have canceled her appearances. Griffin critics included Chelsea Clinton daughter of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.For Tomorrow’s weather forecastIt will be mostly cloudy with showers likely in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties, with a high of 88 and a low of 77 degrees. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time. They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.
One of the representative aspirants of Nimba County Electoral District #4, has been linked to juju activities as the 2017 presidential and legislative elections approach.The Twah River District aspirant, Lawrence Wortuah, said the accusation started weeks ago when the encumbent, Rep. Garrsion Yealue went on a local radio in Karnplay, and accused Wortuah of allegedly bringing a witch doctor to the contested district and also burying alive four roosters at four strategic areas in the district. On the other hand, Wortuah has accused Rep. Yealue of pocketing development money, and has therefore vowed to defeat him at the upcoming poll.The conflict landed in front of the chiefs of the district and a meeting was convened in Sou Kpeahplay Town in what was intended to bring the two men to smoke a peace pipe. The chiefs, without asking for evidence, fined Rep. Yealue L$5000 plus one bag of rice. The chiefs also fined Lawrence Wortuah LS7,500, according to the popular local Radio Kehgheaman (RKFM).In an interview on a local radio station, Rep. Yealue backtracked, saying, “if the case, involving the witch doctor was handled in court, he would have presented his witnesses, but once the chiefs called for harmonization, he has no alternative, but to agree with whatever decision the chiefs rendered.”When contacted via mobile phone on December 5, aspirant Wortuah said he has registered the case with the elders and would not make any comment.The political situation in Nimba County is getting crowded and intense with candidates leveling accusations of juju activities against each other.In the Twah River District alone, over 30 representative aspirants have reportedly declared their intentions to contest for the district’s representative job.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Maureen Friel: Had enough of the LaffertysA WOMAN grabbed a rock and smashed the car window of a car being driven by the father of a notorious burglar after he tormented her and her family, a court has heard.Matthew Lafferty is serving five years behind bars after a series of burglaries in Donegal and Mayo. But Letterkenny District Court heard that the arrival of Lafferty and his father in a quiet area outside Kilmacrennan sparked a feud with their neighbours – the Kellys.A number of incidents had already taken place when Maureen Friel, from Glenwood Park in Letterkenny went to visit her father (the Kellys), on March 31 last year.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said Mrs Friel was in a car travelling up a long lane at Ballykeeran when Gerard Lafferty – Matthew Lafferty’s father – kept stopping his car and reversing it into the car in which Mrs Friel was passenger.Things came to a head, said Mr Dillon, and Mrs Friel had picked up a rock and thrown it at the windscreen of the car being driven by 45-year-old Gerard Lafferty.“In the course of this journey, that the vehicle in front, reversed into the front of their vehicle,” said Mr Dillon.“Mrs Frield was very frightened and she went forward and in the context of stopping what was making place, she did pick up a stone and break the window to try to stop the driver’s actions.“The other family has moved away. That has really helped to stabilise the situation.”Matthew Lafferty: Behind barsMrs Friel, who is 29, was released on her own bond of €250 to keep the peace for 12 months.Meanwhile Gerard Lafferty failed to appear in court for alleged offences on the same date.He is facing charges of possession of knives and other articles.Judge Paul Kelly issued a warrant for his arrest.REVEALED: FED-UP NEIGHBOUR SMASHED CAR WINDOW OF DAD OF NOTORIOUS BURGLAR was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallykeeranburglardonegalGerard LaffertykilmacrennanLetterkenny District CourtMatthew LaffertyMaureen Friel