Former Caribbean diplomat awarded Order of Australia

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Former Caribbean diplomat awarded Order of Australia by: – December 3, 2012 Sir Ronald SandersCANBERRA, Australia — Sir Ronald Sanders, a member of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG), international consultant, a writer and a former senior Caribbean diplomat, has been awarded the Order of Australia for service to Australian relations, particularly concerning Commonwealth issues and advancing the interests of small developing states of the Caribbean region.Over the past 30 years, Sanders, a frequent contributor to Caribbean News Now, has significantly contributed to expressing the concerns of the Caribbean region, particularly championing the interests of its small developing states, and the Commonwealth. During the course of his career, he has served on numerous committees and advisory boards formulating and implement policies which affect the Caribbean and the Commonwealth. Sanders has been, and is, a voice for the Commonwealth and developing Caribbean states through his diplomatic work and advocacy as well as his many publications and the media.At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November 2009, the EPG was established to undertake an examination of options for reform to bring the Commonwealth’s many institutions into a stronger and more effective framework of cooperation and partnership. Sanders and nine other EPG members produced the report: A Commonwealth of the People – Time for Urgent Reform. He was an important source of advice to the EPG on the Commonwealth as an institution and on its benefits to the governments and people of all its member states. Sanders also wrote the initial draft of the report which, when finalised by the EPG, was a centrepiece of discussion at the CHOGM in Perth in October 2011.The Order of Australia was established in 1975 to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img 7 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

Kalinago Chief blames agent for travel mishap

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Kalinago Chief blames agent for travel mishap by: – November 13, 2013 Share Kalinago Chief, Garnet JosephKalinago Chief, Garnet Joseph has accused an L’Express des Iles agent of deliberately sabotaging his weekend business trip to Guadeloupe. Chief Joseph, who was among a delegation of six including Carib Affairs Minister Ashton Graneau attempting to travel to the French island on Saturday 9th November, was left standing alone after he was told by agents that he did not have sufficient documents to travel. The delegation was en route to Guadeloupe to join members of the Karifuna Cultural Group attending a Meeting of Art and History organized by the committee of Trois-Rivières.“I was told that I could not leave because I did not have proof of accommodation and so I was not allowed to board the vessel all the others were allowed to travel. I was told the only way I could travel was to have proof of accommodation or to be the holder of a diplomatic passport, which I am not,” Chief Joseph said. He told Dominica Vibes that although he informed the agent that he was part of the delegation and they would be residing at the same hotel in Guadeloupe that did not make a difference. “I was in Guadeloupe last week and I was not required to provide any proof of accommodation so I don’t know what is going on, it is very unusual for me,” he said. Chief Joseph believes that it was a deliberate attempt by the travel agent to prevent him from travelling.“I think that the person who represented the company maybe was doing his job, however I felt it was very deliberate because I was told if I had a diplomatic passport I would be allowed to go through”.Holders of diplomatic passports, including ministers and ambassadors, are given preferential treatment because of their status and sometimes are sometimes greeted at the airport by officials from the receiving country. “I think it was a little bit unusual asking for this [proof of accommodation] on one hand and insisting that I had some other documents [diplomatic passport] on the other hand, so I think it was a deliberate move to ensure that I didn’t travel,” Chief Joseph said. He described the function as one of tremendous importance towards the development of Dominica’s indigenous people.Chief Joseph, who was due to make a presentation on the closing night of the function, also expressed disappointment that he was denied an opportunity to forge closer ties with the French Island.Meanwhile, operations supervisor at Witchurch, the agent for L’Express Des Iles, Hans Victor who was also the agent on duty at the time of the incident told Dominica Vibes, he followed the normal procedure which is signed between the Dominica and French Governments. “To enter into French territory, Dominicans or CARICOM nationals must provide proof of accommodation or a lodgment certificate from the mayor’s office from the community in which they will be staying or a hotel reservation”.Victor explained that travelers must also “prove that they have insurance to cover themselves while they are in Guadeloupe, these are the two main requirements”. He noted that Chief Joseph was the only delegate among the six without all the requisite documents; Chief Joseph presented only the insurance and was missing the lodgment certificate.“I explained to the gentleman that the Minister did not have to produce these things but he on the other hand had to because he does not have a diplomatic passport”.“He went as far as telling me that he has gone to Guadeloupe so many times without those things and I find that so hard to believe because Guadeloupe, these days, sends people back for simple things, he is he telling me he has never had these things.” Victor also brushed aside claims by the Kalinago Chief that his actions were deliberate. “I sense from him on Saturday that I had a personal vendetta against him but it was not that. He misunderstood and I will say it on record, I found that he had a bit of arrogance in him. Now with all due respect to the Carib Chief, if you don’t meet the requirements for you to enter into a French Territory then you will not be allowed to leave”. According to Victor, several Dominicans including a former Portsmouth mayor have been refused entry into Guadeloupe for the same reasons. He called on Dominicans to ensure that all their documents are in order before attempting to leave the island for the French Territory.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Share 102 Views   8 commentslast_img read more

Stealing the thunder

Thunderbolts, however, was unable to pull off its fourth consecutive win for the day with a close 31-35 defeat to Holy Rosary College. It also faltered in the semifinals against eventual champions Hope Christian High School (20-25, 16-25, 25-21, 27-29).Other members of the team are Marianne Sotomil, Rhean Hebraica Almendralejo, Marixi Maligmat, Beatrice Decena, Jeanny Padilla, Kiesha Bedonia, Nohlin Jundana, Joan Doguna and Joan Monares.***Just days after lording over Ronda Pilipinas 2018, veteran rider Ronald Oranza of Navy-Standard Insurance is now setting his sights on defending his overall championship next year.The Villasis, Pangasinan-native rider said he will just take a break for a couple of weeks before returning to practice for his title defense and for his stints in the Phl National Games in Cebu next month and the Le Tour in May.“We will try to win it again next year. We will give it our best to make it happen,” said Oranza. “We have a busy schedule this year because we will join international and local races.”Oranza has a dominant performance in the tournament where he ended up with an aggregate time of 34 hours, 11 minutes and 23 seconds, blowing the competition headed by 2016 and 2017 champion Jan Paul Morales also of Navy by 11 minutes.Oranza seized a comfortable lead after topping the Vigan-Pagudpud Stage Two to coast to the title. Since then, he won three stages and posted a total of nine podium finishes to crush the competition.For his performance, Oranza won over P1 million in cash purse plus P300,000 worth of Boy Kanin franchise and the beautifully-crafted trophy. He will also get an equal share of the P150,000 pocketed by the Navymen for ruling the team event./PN BACOLOD Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts showed it can keep in step with other volleyball squads after finishing at third place in the 2018 Akari National High School Volleyball Championships held last week at the Adamson University Gym.The Thunderbolts salvaged a third place finish following a 17-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-15 victory over the University of Santo Tomas Junior Tigresses behind the fine plays of Shane Carmona and Alyssa Bertolano.“This is a great achievement for us, especially in our school’s volleyball program,” Thunderbolts head coach Ian Macariola said. “It’s a total team effort by the players kaya kami nakapag-salvage ng podium finish.”Thunderbolts had a near perfect run in the eliminations with three straight victories over Iligan City National High School (35-32), University of Cordilleras (35-10), and Far Eastern University Baby Tamaraws (35-18). read more

Report: Tony Ferguson Out Of UFC 223 Due To Torn Knee Ligament, UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway To Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov For The 155-Pound Title

first_imgOn the week of UFC 223, the 155-pound title fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov is once again off, according to a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Okamoto reported Sunday evening that Ferguson tore a ligament in his knee away from training and will be forced to miss his UFC Lightweight Title fight against Nurmagomedov for yet another time.BREAKING NEWS: Tony Ferguson out of UFC 223. Max Holloway will step in on six days notice. Holloway vs. Khabib for 155 pound title.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 1, 2018 Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Related TopicsKhabib NurmagomedovMax HollowayTony Ferguson Tony Ferguson injured his knee late last week. Ligament tore completely off the bone, I’m told. Not a training accident, freak accident.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 1, 2018Ferguson had won the interim title at UFC 217 against Kevin Lee and was gearing up to defend the belt and make himself the official titleholder. With current champion Conor McGregor out, the UFC is looking for a present titleholder and planned for this weekend’s fight to settle thisThe fight for Khabib will still go on this Saturday, as current UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway stepped up to take the fight on extremely short notice. Holloway and Nurmagomedov will now be for the UFC Lightweight Championship in the main event of UFC 223.I’m told Holloway is still in Hawaii, UFC making flight arrangements being made now. Khabib already in Brooklyn, as he was scheduled for a media day. Ferguson injury happened last Thursday, MRI this weekend showed torn knee. Heartbreaking.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 1, 2018It appears the UFC might be gearing up for a potential showdown consisting of Holloway against Conor McGregor if the Hawaiian were to win the title fight. The two last fought in 2013 when McGregor handed Holloway his last loss. Since then, Holloway has rattled off his current twelve-fight win streak that led him to the 145-pound crown.last_img read more

Video: Check Out the Indians ‘Must C Moments’ from the 2018 Season

first_img Matt Loede Related TopicsIndians The Tribe put out a highlight video of all their memorable moments from the 2018 campaign as the club won their third consecutive division championship – enjoy!center_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

CAS: Manchester City 2-Year Champions League Ban Overturned

first_imgManchester City’s two-year ban from European competition has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The club’s ban has also been reduced to €10m.City said in a statement: “The club welcomes the implications of today’s ruling as a validation of the cub’s position and the body of evidence that it was able to present. The club wishes to thank the panel members for their diligence and the due process that they administered.”European football’s governing body UEFA issued the ban on City in February for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and also imposed a €30m fine on the club.UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) determined that City had committed “serious breaches” of Uefa’s FFP regulations “by overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to Uefa between 2012 and 2016”.City vehemently denied the charges and appealed the verdict at the Court of Arbitration for Sport – the highest court for settling sporting disputes.A panel of three European lawyers convened by CAS heard the appeal by video conference from 8-10 June.Revealing its position on Monday, CAS said its judgement “emphasised that most of the alleged breaches reported by the adjudicatory chamber of the CFCB were either not established or time-barred.“As the charges with respect to any dishonest concealment of equity funding were clearly more significant violations than obstructing the CFCB’s investigations, it was not appropriate to impose a ban on participating in UEFA’s club competitions for Manchester City’s failure to co-operate with the CFCB’s investigations alone.”On reducing the fine, CAS said that, while it considered “the importance of the co-operation of clubs in investigations conducted by the CFCB” and Manchester City’s “disregard of such principle and its obstruction of the investigations”, the CAS panel “considered it appropriate to reduce Uefa’s initial fine by two-thirds”.It added: “The final award with reasons will be published on the Cas website in a few days.”UEFA said in response to Monday’s verdict: “Uefa notes that the CAS panel found that there was insufficient conclusive evidence to uphold all of the CFCB’s conclusions in this specific case and that many of the alleged breaches were time-barred due to the five-year time period foreseen in the Uefa regulations.“Over the last few years, financial fair play has played a significant role in protecting clubs and helping them become financially sustainable and Uefa and ECA [European Club Association] remain committed to its principles.”The ruling means City, who are guaranteed to finish second in the Premier League this season, will play in the 2020-21 Champions League.Pep Guardiola’s side face Real Madrid in their last-16 second leg at Etihad Stadium on 7 August in this season’s competition.They lead 2-1 from the first leg in Madrid and will face Juventus or Lyon in the quarter-finals, which will be held in Lisbon, if they progress.Relatedlast_img read more

Sevastova will also participate in the second demonstration tournament in Berlin…

first_imgThe second tournament will take place in a hard surface hangar at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. The first tournament took place in the stadium named after the Count of Stafia on the grass courts, but due to the rain it was not completed.On Friday, the women’s singles will start with a duel between Petra Kvitova and Jelina Switolina, with these tennis players playing in the final of the first tournament of “Bett1 Aces”.Later in the evening, Sevastov will fight the Dutchman Kiki Bertens in the first match. Sevastova had to meet Bertens for third place in the first tournament, but it was canceled completely.The tournament is broadcast live on Eurosport.In the first round of the first tournament of Sevastov, he defeated the German Julia Gerges 6-3, 4-3, with the opponent leaving in the second set due to an ankle injury. Sevastova, the owner of the 43rd position in the world ranking in the semi-finals, gave up 6-7 (2: 7), 3-6 to Svitolina, who was in the fifth place.Sevastov’s official games have not taken place since the end of February. It is planned that in two weeks she will take part in the Latvian-Estonian national team match competition in Tallinn.The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) season will resume on August 3 in Palermo.last_img read more

Usain Bolt injured! Seeks treatment in Europe

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, July 6th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Here’s a look at our top stories.As of yesterday, Caribbean Airlines announced that passengers traveling from North America to Guyana will experience new screening procedures while passing through Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport. Following a meeting between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago aviation officials, it was decided that boarding passes of Guyana bound passengers will be stamped for priority processing.South Florida customers who use their credit cared to purchase gasoline by inserting it into the pump may be at risk. Reports show an increase in scammers targeting customers information left electronically in the machine. Beginning in October, the penalty in Florida for scammers will jump from a third-degree felony, to a second-degree felony which can total up to 15 years in prison.Vybz Kartel’s recently released album, ‘King of The Dancehall’ has fallen to number four on the Billboard reggae chart. The album, which debuted at number two last week, has been replaced by Ziggy Marley’s self-titled album, ‘Ziggy Marley’. The number-one spot, however, is still occupied by foreign reggae band Rebelution, with their song, ‘Falling Into Place’. Alkaline’s album, ‘New Level Unlocked’, sits at number 10, falling from number nine last week.In Sports, the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt, will be in Europe seeking treatment for his hamstring tear from doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. After pulling out of the Jamaican trials, Bolt may be forced to make a qualifying time at the Müller Anniversary Games in London on July 22 in order to make it to Rio for the 2016 Olympics.Here’s a look at what’s Trending:A memorial statue to Mary Seacole has been unveiled in London this past weekend and is believed to be the first statue in the UK devoted to a black woman. Seacole was a Jamaican born nurse who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War in the 19th Century. The statue follows a 12-year campaign which raised 500,000 pounds.For todays weather forecast:Mostly sunny in Broward County with a high of 92 and a low of 78. Partly Cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 92 and a low of 80.For more information on these and other stories, visit Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.last_img read more

Breen second in British Grand Prix, Sweetnam wins German Pony Grand Prix

first_imgHome  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  Breen second in British Grand Prix, Sweetnam wins German Pony Grand Prix Breen second in British Grand Prix, Sweetnam wins German Pony Grand Prix 21 June 2015, 17:58 TIPPERARY native Trevor Breen came agonisingly close to winning the British four-star Grand Prix at Bolesworth in Cheshire today (Sunday), the last fence in the jump-off denying him possible victory.Only four combinations made it to the third round from a starting field of 50, with Breen the only Irish representative on Martin and Paschal Coffey’s Irish Sport Horse Oldtown KC.With two British riders, John Whitaker and Keith Shore, each faulting twice, Breen was second-last to jump, and was clear all the way to his mistake at the final obstacle, which cost him four faults. Though still in the lead, the Irish rider watched as 22 year-old English rider Yazmin Pinchen and the chestnut gelding Van de Vivaldi left all the poles up to claim the 24,500 euro winner’s prize. Breen’s compensation for the runner-up spot was 15,000 euro.Ireland’s Anthony Condon, though not making it to the jump-off at Bolesworth, claimed eighth place with the bay stallion Aristio.In Rotterdam, Ireland’s Denis Lynch with Thomas Straumann’s All Star 5 recorded one of 12 double clear rounds in the Netherlands Grand Prix, but his time left him in 12th place overall, with victory going to the USA’s Lucy Davis and Barron.At Hagen in Germany, meanwhile, Cork’s 14 year-old Abbie Sweetnam was the popular winner of the international Pony Grand Prix.Sweetnam, a niece of US-based Irish international show jumper Shane Sweetnam, registered the only double clear round of the hotly-contested class with the gelding Spartacus Reape. Ireland also claimed fourth place when Michael Pender and the Irish Sport Horse Imagine If One came home with just four faults on the board in the jump-off.Kayleigh Soden also took an eighth place for Ireland in the Grand Prix with four faults in the first round on Castle Hill King.In the Young Rider Grand Prix at Hagen, Jonathan Gordon was best of the Irish, taking eighth place with Emma Brown 2, with victory going to Germany’s Maurice Tebbel and Chaccos’ Son.Trevor Breen Tags: Abbie Sweetnam, bolesworth, Oldtown KC, Spartacus Reape, trevor breen Related news stories 7 August 2015, 12:16 Ireland takes Silver in European Pony Show Jumping Championshipslast_img read more

21Bet becomes Official Betting Partner of Wolves

first_img Share Submit StumbleUpon ManBetX aims for ‘huge impact’ with Wolves partnership June 5, 2019 Share Related Articles SBTech boosts platform offering with BetGames.TV deal April 14, 2020 Time to innovate: gets BOS attention September 11, 2019 Laurie Dalrymple, WolvesOnline bookmaker 21Bet has been confirmed as the exclusive betting partner of Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a three-year deal.With new owners, Fosun, and a new Head Coach in Walter Zenga, hopes are high ahead of the new season and they’ve made a positive start with a draw against Rotherham and a win over Reading in the Championship.Since its launch in March 21Bet has grown fast and has signed up over 20,000 UK customers and counting.Richard Hogg, 21Bet CEO, commented: “We are very excited about our new partnership with Wolves. We believe that Fosun and the club’s management team have the drive and ambition to create success for Wolves.“With a new Head Coach coming in, major investment in players and infrastructure, plus some of the most loyal and passionate fans you will find anywhere, we feel Wolves are the perfect partner for 21Bet.”Laurie Dalrymple, Wolves Managing Director added: “We have ambitious plans for the next three seasons, and that includes establishing strategic partnerships with companies that share our drive and ambition. We see 21Bet as a great fit for Wolves and we’re very excited about making this partnership work and delivering real benefits for our supporters.”last_img read more