Antiguan woman kills granddaughter

first_imgA jury in Antigua has returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a woman who had beaten her granddaughter to death for sneaking out of the house late at night.Millicent Cornwall-Roberts, 68, was found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday after being on trial for 11 days.According to reports, her granddaughter 18-year-old Jael Thomas snuck out the house and returned in the wee hours with two boys. When she got home, her grandmother was waiting with a stick.Beaten with large stickProsecutors say Cornwall-Roberts beat the girl with the large stick and caused her feet to be fractured, ears to be damaged and a severe cut on her body from which she bled to death.Witnesses said the girl was screaming during the beating. They said they saw the woman drag the teenager from the gate and into the family house in All Saints district. After the screaming ended the girl found dead in her room.The dead girl’s mother, Vashti Cornwall said she found her daughter bloodied, with cuts and her underwear was soaked in her urine.Cornwall said the accused cleaned up a blood trail which led from the kitchen to the room where the girl died.The Antiguan jury deliberated for five hours before returning the guilty verdict.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

Broward to be sprayed for Zika bearing mosquitoes

first_imgZika carry mosquito being targetedThe mosquito being targeted is the Aedes Aegypti, the mosquito known to carry and transmit the Zika virus.The Mosquito Control Section will spray by ground between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. between September 20 and September 29, weather permitting.Sections of Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Tamarac and Wilton Manors will be targeted. Worker fogging residential area with insecticides to kill aedes mosquito breeding ground carrier of dengue virus A portion of Broward County will be sprayed for mosquito larvae later next week following the impact of Hurricane Irma, county officials have announced.Recent heavy rains associated with the hurricane prompted the need to spray some areas of the county to reduce the mosquito larvae population. No active Zika transmissions detectedOfficials said there are no active transmissions of the Zika virus at this time in Broward County.The areas chosen for the spraying were based on requests from the Florida Department of Health, population density and the number of women of childbearing age in the community.The county also treats areas based on requests from residents.Requests to spray for mosquito larvae can also be made by calling 954-765-4062.last_img read more

Holness urges citizens to choose employment, not crime

first_imgPrime Minister Andrew Holness has called on all Jamaicans to commit to doing work and seeking employment over crime. He  made the plea on Labor Day that was celebrated earlier this week.Commit to doing work“I want every single able-bodied Jamaican to commit to doing work and to commit to seeking employment over idleness or crime. We are providing you with the jobs, we are growing the economy and that is the way in which we are going to provide prosperity for all and remove poverty from our land,” stated Holness.Everyone has the capacity for laborThe Prime Minister was speaking at the Jama in the old capital city of Spanish Town, on Wednesday.He said labor is important to the creation of wealth and prosperity for the nation. “Labor is the innate God given gift to you. Everybody has the capacity for labor. You use labor to convert the other God given factors of production the land, the air, the minerals everything. Your labor is absolutely important to the creation of wealth and prosperity for the nation.”Jamaica National Service CorpHolness also said that the policy of his administration is to ensure that every Jamaican is involved in some form of work. It is because of this why the Jamaica National Service Corp was established. “It is a means of taking in youngsters from your community who would probably be elsewhere doing something probably destructive. A part of the program is for them to give back. So we bring them into the army where they are learning critical life skills, critical employment skills, they are earning a stipend at the same time but we require them to give back and they are giving back through their labor to the benefit of the country.”The Prime Minister further said that the key of labor is to get labor into work and employment resulting in prosperity for the land.last_img read more

Invest Saint Lucia Rebrands in a New Era of Investment

first_imgChairman of Invest Saint Lucia, Mr. Pinkly Francis CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Declaring that it has adopted “the Royal Standard” of investment promotion and facilitation, Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) has officially announced its rebranding as a national agency, striving to succeed for the benefit of all Saint Lucians.The unveiling of the new brand took place on Monday, September 30, 2019, during a press event at the Harbor Club, Rodney Bay.Officials of ISL presented the new brand as a “culture change”, rather than just cosmetic change, geared to attract investors who treat Saint Lucia as their own precious home, and not a place just to profit off its people and natural resources.Chief Executive Officer, Roderick Cherry, said that under the new tagline, “Make It Your Own”, a re-focused ISL will promote more aggressively the island’s natural and physical attributes, along with the economic advantages, such as a stable business environment to targeted sectors and investors.“On the international stage, what we have done with our new strategy is to try to focus very clearly on a few areas: tourism development, business process outsourcing, manufacturing and agro-processing. The difference now is that we have recognised what we do well, and we are using that, rather than throwing a wide net, to be very specific on the types of investment we go after,” Mr. Cherry explained.The rebranded Invest Saint Lucia will pay greater attention to local investment, consistent with ISL’s mandate to create economic activity and employment, said Chairman of Invest Saint Lucia, Pinkly Francis. This was necessary, mindful of the perception among Saint Lucians that the entity focuses on attracting foreign direct investment and less on local investment. He said that the facilitation process that ISL provides is the same for national and foreign clients.“An investor can come to Invest Saint Lucia and we will walk you through the entire process – from conceptualization of the idea, through to applying to various government entities for approvals, including concessions from the government. That has always been available to the local investor. They simply do not take advantage of it. What we have done now with our new image is to place more emphasis and make it known to the local investor that our doors are open. We have had a lot of success stories that we facilitated through Invest Saint Lucia. One example is Brice & Company. We have done a lot over the years in ensuring than Brice & Company become one of the large entities in Saint Lucia. We are also focusing on other sectors – the hotel sector, the hospitality sector, ICT. These have always been dominated by foreign direct investments. We have now embarked on developing the Anse de Sable project in Vieux Fort that focuses on creating opportunities for local investment in the hospitality sector.”Mr. Francis and his board were congratulated by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet for ISL’s many initiatives, saying that the brand they had created had been developed from the actual work of attracting investment in Saint Lucia.“Many people confuse brand with what we actually do. I think that ISL has done it backwards here. In fact, they have been doing it for some time, and are now allowing the brand to catch up with what they are doing, and that is really commendable because it is real. At the end of the day there is a tremendous amount of competition that is taking place in the world. If we want to be able to capture our fair share of investment, it means that we are going to have to be more innovative and hungrier than everybody else. We have to make a compelling case as to why somebody would want to come to this country. The job of all of us together is about achieving that… The effectiveness of doing business in government has to change.”ISL rebranding could not be timelier as the Government of Saint Lucia is moving to activate major transformational changes and improvements in the economy. These changes include the expansion of the Hewanorra International Airport, upgrading and building new roads, and the sprucing up of Capital City of Castries. Additionally, all sectors of the economy will continue to benefit substantially from infrastructure improvements in communications, water supply, sewerage and port facilities.The ISL team has scheduled promotional missions and trips in the next few weeks including CHICOS in Jamaica, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States to deliver the message to new investors.Royal blue and gold will be ISL’s new brand colours to convey the image of Saint Lucia as a crown jewel. Better inter-agency collaboration, new dynamic marketing materials and an annual investment awards, which will recognize both investors and agencies who have demonstrated excellence in service delivery, are some of the tools that will give expression to the ISL brand.last_img read more

Barbadian Rico Walcott Snatches Feature in Triple to Set Up Thrilling…

first_imgJockey Rico Walcott after riding Shanghai Mike to victory at the Century Mile racetrack, in Edmonton Saturday July 13, 2019. The race was Walcott’s first since returning from life threatening surgery. Photo by David Bloom CALGARY, Canada, CMC – Reigning champion Rico Walcott rode three winners including the feature CAN$100,000 Freedom of the City Stakes at Century Downs on Saturday, to set up a thrilling finale to the jockeys champion on Sunday.The 29-year-old Barbadian paired with 5-1 choice Sangria in the Freedom of the City in race seven over 7-½ furlongs to trounce the two-year-old fillies by a length in a time of one minute, 30.82 seconds.Crucially, Walcott also won race four with Kicken West G and race five with Prince Afleet to move within one of championship leader Rigo Sarmiento on 18 wins, with a day left in the meet.Jamaican Dane Nelson, who won just once on the 11-race card, lies third on 14 wins.Barbadian Renaldo Cumberatch also featured prominently on the day’s card when he combined with favourite Hidden Grace to win the co-feature $50 000 CTHS Sales Stakes in race 10, before returning to win the following race aboard 11-1 outsider Talkin’ Bull.And another Barbadian Damario Bynoe also grabbed a share of the headlines with a brace, winning back-to-back with favourite I Tricked My Ride in race eight before following up with 5-1 chance Texas Alley Kat in race nine.Walcott was forced to wait until race four to notch his first win when he guided three-year-old bay gelding Kicken West G to a two-length win in a 6-½ furlong sprint for the three-year-old and upward maidens.Longshot Emerald Canyon, with Jamaican Neville Stephenson aboard, produced the early fractions with Kicken West G half-length back before giving way at the three-eighths pole.Kicken West G then held off a surge from second-placed Go Mama in the stretch to reach the wire comfortably.Walcott followed up in a 3-½ furlong dash in race five, making all the running with bay gelding Prince Afleet to dismiss the two-year-old maidens by 2-¼ lengths.His big win, however, came aboard the dark bay Sangria. Blushing Brooke showed early with Lil Miss Molly and Pearl of Knowledge in pursuit but Walcott brought Sangria from off the pace to grab the lead at the top of the stretch.Near favourite Enchanted Lady chased desperately but Walcott held well with Sangria.last_img read more

Lennart Gillberg – Spiffx – My ICE 2017

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Spiffbet strengthens Spanish presence with Jokerbet launch December 14, 2018 Spiffbet launches Take5Live in Spain with Betsson October 31, 2018 Related Articles Submit DATA.BET to make esports data debut in $250,000 ICE tournament January 15, 2020 Share Lennart Gillberg is the founder of Spiffx, the betting exchange which is using ICE 2017 to promote the launch of its B2B white label product, Take5Live.Lennart Gillberg, SpiffxWe caught up with him to find out more about his preparation for 7-9 February, where to find him, and why his company puts so much emphasis on the event.How I prepare for ICELG: I ensure that I have set up meetings with contacts I am doing business with, conducted new business and researched who will be present to ensure a structured approach to the right contacts and making the most out of the networking events.What I am doing at ICELG: ICE is the largest and most important global conference of the year. Everyone in the industry attends from every continent, therefore it’s a great way to meet contacts in person.What I’m looking forward to at ICE 2017LG: Using ICE as a launch pad for the Take5Live app. We are now integrating it for various operators and ICE is a chance for us to get traction quickly. For example, we recently fulfilled market demand by taking the product into Kenya with Cheza Gaming.This is likely to be precede Take5Live launches in some of the other African countries for which Cheza Gaming holds a gaming license, such as in Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Uganda.Where you will usually find me at ICELG: The Microgaming bar is always a good place to meet and network.Favorite ICE memory LG: The legendary Fire & ICE parties of course!!!Typical post-ICE activity LG: Following up on all the leads and meetings.last_img read more

Coral to become the official betting partner of Sunderland AFC

first_imgShare Sunderland AFC has welcomed Coral as the clubs official betting partner for the forthcoming season. Coral will provide the Stadium of Light with a match day betting service for every league and cup game throughout the 2017-18 season.Through its association with Sunderland, Coral aims to strengthen its position as one of the biggest sports betting brands in the UK market.The partnership will also give Coral a presence on Sunderland AFC’s website and social media channels to support betting activity prior to all games, as well as a package of match-day advertising and branding opportunities. Submit StumbleUpon SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Related Articles Workforce wellbeing leads GVC Holdings retail reopening  June 9, 2020 Sunderland’s head of communications Louise Wanless said: “We warmly welcome Coral to the club ahead of the commencement of the new season. As a leading UK name in their field they will ensure that our supporters can access a premium in-stadium service for all their match day betting needs and we look forward to working alongside them.” Share Coral PR Director, Simon Clare stated: “We are thrilled at Coral to be establishing such a strong UK partnership with Sunderland AFC and we would like to wish everyone connected to the Club, especially all its passionate and dedicated supporters, the very best of luck for the season ahead.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020last_img read more

Betsson cuts headcount to streamline group operations

Submit StumbleUpon Share Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Pontus LindwallStockholm-listed European online gambling group Betsson AB has this morning informed that it will reduce its corporate headcount by approximately 160 employees as group governance seeks to ‘streamline the organisation’.Updating the market, Betsson has executed its organisational restructure across all group offices, as Betsson governance seeks to deliver annual corporate savings of SEK 50-60 million (€5-6 million).“In cooperation with the operational management team, we have started to implement actions to improve operations. The restructured organisation will be more streamlined with clearer responsibilities, which I believe will improve its efficiency over time”, detailed Pontus Lindwall, CEO Betsson AB.Presenting Betsson’s October Q3 trading update, Lindwall had stated to company investors that the firm’s growth had been unsatisfactory throughout 2017.Last September, Lindwall the former Group Chairman of Betsson AB, had to take leadership of the Stockholm-listed enterprise, following the abrupt departure of former CEO Ulrik Bengsston following governance disputes relating to Betsson AB future strategy.In its market statement, Betsson governance costs related to the restructuring will be recognised in the interim report for the first quarter 2018, scheduled for Thursday 8 February 2018. read more

LeoVegas AB announces raft of new leadership appointments

first_img LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Further to publishing its 2018 full-year results, Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has confirmed that it has strengthened the firm’s executive management team, announcing three key new hires.As previously communicated, seasoned digital strategist Richard Woodbridge has joined LeoVegas’ executive team as new Group Chief Operations Officer (COO).A fresh industry recruit, Woodbridge has formerly served as the digital operations lead for Swedish fashion and leisure e-commerce group Ellos AB (2017-2019) and COO of leading Nordic female fashion retailer Nelly.com.Supporting ongoing international expansion projects and corporate initiatives, LeoVegas governance confirms that Avshalom Lazar will join the company as new Chief Compliance & Legal Officer.A 15-year sports and gambling law veteran, Lazar will be tasked with leading LeoVegas legal representation and compliance frameworks. Avshalom joins the Stockholm enterprise from CIS gambling group Fortuna Entertainment Group, where he most recently served as Group Director of Legal & Compliance affairs.Completing the trio of executive appointments, Leo Vegas has merged the leadership positions of Chief Technical and Chief Product officer roles, which moving forward will be fulfilled by new group technology leader Mattias Wedar, who is expected to join LeoVegas’ executive team during the Spring period.A leading figurehead in industry tech development and product delivery, Wedar joins LeoVegas AB from competitor MRG Group, where he formerly led strategic technology unit the MRG Gametek division.LeoVegas undertakes its executive team restructure, as the Stockholm firm continues to undertake its ‘2020 enterprise vision’ targeting generating at least €600 million in group revenues, combined with a corporate EBITDA of €100 million by 2020. Related Articleslast_img read more

Maltco Malta tasks Vermantia with delivering bespoke racing channel

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Vermantia specialist in immersive gaming/betting content has announced that it will expand its live horse racing channel within Malta, securing a partnership with Maltco Lotteries, operator of Malta’s largest retail network.The partnership will see Vermantia develop and deliver a bespoke channel for Maltco properties, featuring round-the-clock coverage of races from the UK, US, Australia, India and South Africa.Vermantia secures the content partnership with Maltco, through its existing relationship with Athens-listed gambling group Intralot SPA. The bespoke channel will transmit live pictures to Maltco’s network, through Vermantia partnership with Arena Racing Company (ARC).Backing the agreement, Spyros Stavropoulos, Regional Director SEE & Africa of Vermantia, said: “It’s fantastic that we can now bring our live horse racing channel to Malta for the first time. It provides a one of a kind bespoke service for clients like Maltco Lotteries, whilst also helping them diversify their product offering, and gives their customers great incentives to have a bet.”Vasileios Kasiotaki CEO of Maltco Lotteries, detailed that Vermantia had been selected as the lead racing content provider, for its ability to provide a localised solution, supported with added provisions that will enhance Maltco retail properties and operations.In addition to racing content, Maltco will be supported with Vermantia’s data systems, integrated within Intralot’s risk management central system, bolstering performance, monitoring and reporting functions.Vasileios Kasiotakis detailed to stakeholders: “Vermantia’s horse racing channel is a major leap forward through the vast number of horse racing offerings in Malta, adding value to the entertainment of players and to the benefit of our Agents. We are extremely proud to be the only operator to offer it to customers in Malta.last_img read more