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ANTI-CORRUPTION perspectives and measures , both in Barbados and abroad, will come under the microscope when Crime Stoppers Barbados (CSB) hosts a major Breakfast seminar on Thursday December 9th 2010.The CSB seminar is critical to building the island's awareness of the varying roles of the public and private sectors, media and Non Governmental Organizations, in avoiding the high costs of corruption.
The CLICO Policyholders Group say they are concerned to learn the February 2, 2009 transaction between CL Financial and German business group Proman, which resulted in the sale of 17 per cent of the shares in Clico Energy for US$47 million, instead of its fair value of US$250 million, has, to date, not yet been reversed and the money returned to CL Financial.
Deputy Chairman of the policyholders' group Peter Permell said this is particularly troubling when one considers that the Central Bank took full control of Clico and CL Financial in January 2009 under Section 44D of the Central Bank Act and the signing of the January 30, 2009 MOU respectively.He says it was only just three days after, on February 2, 2009, that Clico Energy was sold to Proman by CLF, purportedly without the knowledge or approval of the Central Bank.
The Electoral Office has released the names of the forty-three candidates who have been nominated to contest the December 13th General Elections.
This number represents a full slate of fifteen candidates representing the Unity Labour Party and the New Democratic Party, while the SVG Green Party is fielding thirteen Candidates.
The North Windward Seat will be contested by Montgomery Daniel, Elvis Daniel and
From December 16 to 24, locals in St. Vincent and the Grenadines participate in this annual celebration, the Nine Mornings Festival, which spans nine days of festivities from 4 am to dawn.The festival unique to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, features a series of pre-dawn street concerts, fetes, beach limes, fairs, games, contests, storytelling, and steel pan music that take place each of the nine days before Christmas in various towns and villages.
Flights into Bermuda from UK with airline British Airways could land tomorrow if the snow condition at Britain’s Gatwick Airport eases.
BA’s Bermuda airport manager Marianne Wilcox said the Island’s Gatwick connection, grounded since Sunday by severe weather, should start operating with BA flight 223 departing Gatwick at 2.25pm Friday, due into Bermuda 6.20pm.