ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A Briton shot in the head during an attempted robbery in Antigua on Christmas Day has begun his journey home to the UK.
Christopher Tester, 37, who is in an induced coma, was flown to Guadeloupe on the first leg of the trip and is expected to return to the UK in the next few days, according to his family.
Tester, from Torquay, was shot at his parents’ restaurant in Antigua on the night of 25 December. Friends launched a crowdfunding appeal and by Wednesday evening it had raised more than £60,000 of a £90,000 target.
In a statement posted on Facebook, his family said: “Chris has now arrived safely in Guadeloupe. Without you this would not have been possible. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
LONDON – British Airways cabin crew yesterday voted for strikes, which could start as early as December 21.
At the same time, Virgin pilots are threatening industrial action which could hit the airline’s services from December 23.
More than 2,500 of BA’s 4,000 newest cabin crew on ‘mixed fleet’ contracts, who are members of the Unite union, were balloted and 79% were in favour of industrial action. However, the turnout was low with only 60% casting a vote.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Nearly seven years ago, Adrienne St. Fume and her family fled their home as the earth shook and their city crumbled around them. They ended up in what was then a vacant lot overlooking a cluster of shops along a busy street in the Haitian capital — and they’ve been there ever since.
The mother of three said she figured their plywood shack would be temporary as they and the rest of Port-au-Prince recovered from the January 2010 earthquake. But St. Fume has yet to find a way out.
“It’s been hard but we’ve tried our best to make a kind of life here,” she said.
The sentiments echoed from the 85 attendees at this memorable event were: “powerful, fantastic, wonderful, and empowering experience.” Awardees were, Dr. Alicia Liverpool; and Mrs. Asha Stevens, founder of the Asha Stevens Hillside Schools. Both of these dynamic leaders were supported by the persons who nominated and crowned them as leaders worth following.
They were both awarded with a beautiful diamond award which celebrated their accomplishment as Victorious Living’s first recipients of the Leader Worth Following Award. Their awards were in the category of “Beyond You Leadership;” putting others above themselves. Ambassador Liverpool defines a leader worth following as: “One who leads themselves and others to ultimately become all that they were created to be and do."
Leadercast, the largest global one day leadership conference whose motto is to create leaders worth following, endorses VLF’s Awards and provided leadership books for the awardees and the three nominated finalists, Roy Cotton, Jr., Mhakeda Shillingford, and Jim Rosen, who could not be present. His gift was received on his behalf by President of Parliament, Mrs. Sarah Wescott-Williams. Leadercast, hosted via live simulcast by Victorious Living, is slated for May 5, 2017, the theme: Powered by Purpose.
GRENADA - The Italian MOD70, Maserati has finished the RORC Transatlantic Race; Phaedo3 has been declared the winner of the Multihull Trophy and Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard is on the hunt for the monohull record.
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, – The Chief Executive Officer of regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean says the bank’s ability to grow and remain profitable hangs squarely on how it responds to the needs of its customers in the BVI and across the region.
Mr. Gary Brown, who took over leadership of the bank in January this year, was speaking to bank staff during a town hall meeting where he reiterated the bank’s mission to deliver the best banking service and support for its clients.
“Our mission to satisfy our customers and help them achieve what matters to them is dependent on our ability as individuals and as a team to perform our daily tasks with excellence and enthusiasm,” he said.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Coastguard Caribbean (KWCARIB) On Wednesday, October 19th a big party drugs intercepted at a 'Go Fast'. The Dash-8 patrol aircraft of the Coast Guard who just returned from Haiti where she provided assistance after the passage of Hurricane Matthew, detected a suspicious vessel about 40 miles northwest of Curacao. There were three (3) persons on board.
The Rescue and Coordination Centre (RCC) has been informed and the cutter Jaguar Panther Aruba and Curacao were sent in that direction in order to further investigate the matter. Two Super-RHIB's from Centre for Curacao also marched in support. In the night hours they were able to intercept the 'go-fast'. There was a fair amount of narcotics on board.
ST. EUSTATIUS - The Public Entity of St. Eustatius is inviting the General Public to a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday October 27th from .7.30 pm – 9.30 pm at the Ernest van Putten Youth Center (aka. Lions Den). The purpose of this meeting is to continue informing the general public of the ongoing financial developments within the government Administration.
We have presented you a few weeks ago with a preliminary view of our Finances and we promised to come back with the final document. The Government of St. Eustatius is committed to strengthening the financial and administrative aspect of the Pre-luminary supervision. It is our objective to inform you of the progress made.
CURACAO - During a brief ceremony at the Coastguard have six (6) aspirants Coast Guard received their certificate called the Coast Guard Specialization. The Coast Guard was able to connect to the training of the Police Academy in Bonaire, where members of the Police Force and the Royal Military Police participated in. After a two-year study they were a few weeks back their police qualifications to receive MBO 3 level.
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