Stanford-owned Caribbean Star Airlines building acquired by St Kitts government

first_img 16 Views   no discussions Share Share NewsRegional Stanford-owned Caribbean Star Airlines building acquired by St Kitts government by: – November 17, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas in introducing the motion to acquire what has become known as the ‘Stanford building at the airport” said Cabinet had given its full support for the action.BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, – Parliament has given the St. Kitts and Nevis government the green light to acquire the building constructed by the disgraced United States billionaire, Allan Stanford, to house the headquarters of his now defunct Caribbean Star Airlines.The building is situated just outside the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and the authorities said the land inside the airport was earlier repossessed for non-performance with a private jet terminal now being constructed there.Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas in introducing the motion to acquire what has become known as the ‘Stanford building at the airport” said Cabinet had given its full support for the action.Tourism and International Transport Minister Richard Skerritt said it was a “very very important and very timely, as the government seeks to bring that very important property into a more productive use going forward and acquire an asset that will become increasingly valuable over the coming years.”Skerritt told legislators that the Stanford Agreement dating back to February 28, 2003 had provided for the transfer of that particular parcel of land to the Stanford Company, based on a promise to facilitate Stanford’s relocation of a major corporation to St. Kitts.Skerritt said that soon after joining the government he was “one of those who agitated quite vigorously to bring that agreement to termination because of non-performance.“Mr. Speaker, this government is a very patient and a very understanding government and the government took a great deal of deliberation, a great deal of time before declaring that agreement null and void, but by doing so, it saved the Government from delivering on six acres of land inside of the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport which today, is being developed practically the very same piece of land that we took back from the Stanford Company back then.“The government did not give title to the land inside, because of non-performance. So that the very land inside, which technically had been sold, today is being developed by SCASPA in partnership with a private investor in what will become one of the top private jet terminals in the western world by the time it opens around the end of the first quarter next year,” he said.“It is very valuable to this country and I think in credit to Mr. Stanford, he really produced an outstanding, aesthetically pleasing, and significantly valuable building on the site which as of now Mr Speaker, becomes the property of this government,” Skerritt said.Stanford, who was convicted of orchestrating and concealing a US$7 billion Ponzi scheme involving his Antigua-based Stanford International Bank (SIB) in March, is serving a 110-year sentence at a US federal prison. (CMC)www.caribbean360.comlast_img read more

PFL: Kaya Iloilo routs Global Cebu 4-0

first_imgRobert Lopez Mendy makes two goals to help Kaya Iloilo notch a clear 4-0 victory over Global Cebu on Wednesday. MANILA – Kaya Iloilo tallied its first win against Global Cebu in the 2018 Philippines Football League after a 4-0 domination on Wednesday at the Philippine Football Federation Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.Robert Lopez Mendy fired two goals while Ilonggo Jovin Bedic and Antonio Ugarte added a conversion each, avenging a 1-3 loss to Global on May 23.“We really prepared for this match because Global is the only team we haven’t beaten this season,” said Kaya head coach Noel Marcaida. “Our objective also this season is to finish strong and hold on to the second spot until the end.”After struggling with attempts in the first 45 minutes, Kaya finally took the advantage in the 54th minute on a penalty kick by Lopez Mendy. He followed this up with another conversion 11 minutes later to make a 2-0 advantage. With Global unable to find its mark, Kaya widened the lead further with Ugarte scoring from the bottom left corner in the 83rd minute followed by Bedic converting from the side in the 90th minute.The Kaya-Global match was supposed to be held at the lloilo Sports Complex in Iloilo City but the Cebu team requested that it be held in Carmona instead.The two teams will meet again on Saturday at the Iloilo Sports Complex.“Mas OK sana kung iyong game namin was held at our home court but it does not matter naman,” said Kaya’s Audie Menzi. “Ang importante naman is uuwi kaming panalo sa Iloilo.”Kaya is currently on second place in the standings with 39 points on 12 wins, six draws and three losses while Global is at the tail-end with 5 points on one win, two draw and 15 losses./PNlast_img read more

Raiders at Browns Official Friday Injury Report

first_imgFULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE OAKLAND RAIDERS ThursdayCB Justin Gilbert (hamstring) CLEVELAND BROWNS WednesdayLB Scott Solomon (ankle), RB Robert Turbin (ankle) WednesdayLB Barkevious Mingo (knee), T Mitchell Schwartz (thumb) WednesdayRB Jamize Olawale (ankle) FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Related TopicsBrownsNFL Injury ReportRaiders LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE QUESTIONABLEDE Desmond Bryant (shoulder), CB Justin Gilbert (hamstring) QUESTIONABLERB Jamize Olawale (ankle) OUTDT Justin Ellis (ankle), DE Benson Mayowa (knee) ThursdayRB Jamize Olawale (ankle) FridayRB Jamize Olawale (ankle) ThursdayDT Justin Ellis (ankle), DE Benson Mayowa (knee) FridayCB Justin Gilbert (hamstring) DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE WednesdayDT Justin Ellis (ankle), DE Benson Mayowa (knee), DE Justin Tuck (knee), S Charles Woodson (shoulder) FridayLB Scott Solomon (ankle), RB Robert Turbin (ankle), CB K’Waun Williams (concussion) OUTLB Scott Solomon (ankle), RB Robert Turbin (ankle), CB K’Waun Williams (concussion) DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE PROBABLEDE Justin Tuck (knee), S Charles Woodson (shoulder) Practice Report LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY) ThursdayLB Scott Solomon (ankle), RB Robert Turbin (ankle) Status Report ThursdayQB Johnny Manziel (right elbow), QB Josh McCown (concussion), LB Barkevious Mingo (knee), T Mitchell Schwartz (thumb), DE Randy Starks (not injury related), T Joe Thomas (not injury related) Status Report ThursdayDE Desmond Bryant (shoulder) Practice Report By Matt LoedeThe Browns and Raiders are set for battle in the third game of the season for both Sunday at First Energy Stadium. The final injury report is out for both teams, and you can see below both teams complete injury reports for the week leading up to the 1pm kickoff. FridayDT Justin Ellis (ankle), DE Benson Mayowa (knee) WednesdayQB Johnny Manziel (right elbow), QB Josh McCown (concussion) PROBABLEQB Johnny Manziel (right elbow), QB Josh McCown (concussion), LB Barkevious Mingo (knee), T Mitchell Schwartz (thumb) 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. ThursdayDE Justin Tuck (knee), S Charles Woodson (shoulder) WednesdayDE Desmond Bryant (shoulder), DE Randy Starks (not injury related), T Joe Thomas (not injury related) FridayQB Johnny Manziel (right elbow), QB Josh McCown (concussion), LB Barkevious Mingo (knee), T Mitchell Schwartz (thumb), DE Randy Starks (not injury related), T Joe Thomas (not injury related) FridayDE Desmond Bryant (shoulder) Matt Loede FridayDE Justin Tuck (knee), S Charles Woodson (shoulder)last_img read more

Kenai Peninsula Burn Suspension Lifted

first_imgSoldotna Division of Forestry’s Howie Kent detailed how residents can obtain a permit. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The burn suspension on the Kenai Peninsula has been lifted, meaning permitted burning is allowed as of 12:00 pm Monday. Water and a shovel should always be kept nearby and active fires should never be left unattended. After getting a permit, residents must still call the burn hotline to ensure burn conditions are optimal. The area surrounding burn barrels must be at least 30 feet from structures and overhead power lines, a 10 foot diameter must be cleared around the barrel down to mineral soil, and have 5/8 inch metal mesh screen over the top. This includes approved burn barrels and brush/debris piles no larger than 10 feet across and 4 feet high. Kent: “They can come to our office and get a permit here at Forestry, or they can go online to and they can obtain a burn permit online.” Kent: ““Before anybody burns, does any kind of debris burning whether it’s in a pile or in a burn barrel, they need to call our call-in number and that it 907-260-4269 and we’ll need their name, the location of where they’re burning and a contact number in case we need to call them back.” The Department of Natural Resources reminds Kenai Peninsula residents that fireworks are not allowed and cannot be shot off on the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

JRA to focus on illegal Web sites

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 The Japan Racing Association – said Monday it will step up measures to control illegal overseas Web sites targeted at JRA-sponsored horse races.According to the JRA, there are at least seven overseas bookies and some 20,000 Japanese are using them via the Internet, with total “revenues” estimated at more than 10 billion yen yearly. The semigovernmental JRA will strengthen its investigations into the illegal bookmaking by asking the National Police Agency and other authorities to check on such “betting.” It has already asked credit card companies to freeze settlements involving use of such Internet sites, planning to report the case to the Paris-based International Federation Horse Racing Authority at the latter’s annual meeting. center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Illinois team desperate for wins sees young shooters fade

first_imgCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is fighting for a shot at the NCAA tournament missing the scoring that kept the team afloat in January.With leading scorer Rayvonte Rice out almost all of that month, sophomores Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill carried Illinois’ offense. But in the last two games, losses to Michigan State and Iowa, the two can barely buy a bucket.As he tries to coax Illinois (17-11, 7-8 Big Ten) back to the tournament after falling short last season, coach John Groce says he isn’t worried about either player’s shooting.Hill has been getting good looks at the basket that just haven’t been falling, Groce said. And Nunn, “He’s a good shooter, aggressive, and I’ve got confidence he’ll make them,” the coach said.Illinois needs that to start happening soon.Beginning with Saturday’s game at home against Northwestern (14-14, 5-10), the Illini have three regular season games and the Big Ten tournament left to finish building their post-season resume.Just a week ago, after winning five of six and welcoming Rice back to the lineup, it looked like they were well on their way.Coming into Sunday’s game against Michigan State, Hill and Nunn were averaging a combined 30.6 points a game in Big Ten play. That’s almost half of the 62.6 points was averaging a game at that point.But in the losses to Michigan State and Iowa, Hill has averaged 8.5 points, hitting 6 of 19 shots (31.6 percent). Against Iowa he all but disappeared, going 1-10 with two points. Nunn was 5-21 (23.8 percent) in the two games. He was 1-7 from 3-point range and scored just seven points in each.Last year’s Illini, as Groce put it bluntly back in October, was a bad shooting team, the worst the coach has had. Illinois averaged 64.2 points a game, 11th in what was then a 12-team conference.He expected this team to be different. Transfers Ahmad Starks and Aaron Cosby were both capable scorers, joining Rice and the maturing Hill and Nunn to give Illinois five guys who could shoot.But Illinois now finds itself again short on offense. They are averaging 61.8 points in Big Ten games on 38.5 percent shooting.Groce, though, says this team’s troubles aren’t like last season’s. This team has been forced to play with many different lineups, he says. Cosby has left the team after an injury and suspension, and Rice’s absence was the result of a broken hand and his own suspension.“I think having to coach several different teams throughout the course of the year … certainly that affects rhythm a little bit, continuity,” he said. “At the end of the day we’ve got to figure it out.”On paper, Northwestern looks like a good bet for a win. But the Wildcats have won four straight.That’s followed by a home game against struggling Nebraska and a road trip to Purdue — another team looking to pad its record and an opponent the Illini struggle to beat anywhere. Purdue has won nine of the last 11 games between the two teams, and Illinois hasn’t beaten the Boilermakers in West Lafayette since 2008.Win two or even three of those and the Illini might still need at least one win at the Big Ten tournament to make the NCAA tournament.last_img read more

New development in 30+ year old homicide case

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A news conference is scheduled for this afternoon at the TBI Field Office at Knoxville.    It’s to discuss a new development in a Campbell County homicide that occurred more than three decades ago.  WLAF News will bring you the full story later this afternoon.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/19/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

Rohr Expresses Confidence In Uzoho (Video)

first_imgSuper Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has expressed confidence in young goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.Uzoho came in for some criticisms for his shaky performance in the team’s 1-0 win over Poland at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw but his manager is satisfied with his contributions to the team at the moment.Rohr was speaking about Uzoho and the goalkeeping situation in his team during the pre-match press conference ahead of Super Eagles international friendly clash with Serbia on Tuesday.In his words, the Franco-German tactician said: “For the moment, I am satisfied with Uzoho.” read more

Real Madrid ends 19 year jinx to keep up the pace with Barcelona

first_imgTwo goals from Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema helped his side to a 3-1 win away to Deportivo la Coruna.The French international scored late goals in each half to give Real Madrid their first win in the Riazor Stadium in 19 years.Without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo or the injured Gonzalo Higuain, Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini opted to bring Raul Gonzalez back into the starting 11, while Guti kept his place in the side.Deportivo meanwhile replaced injured left back Felipe Luis by moving Manuel Pablo over from the right and drafting Laure into the side.The team also suffered absentees in attack with Riki and Bodipo both on the bench because of physical problems.Although they were without their star player, Real Madrid began well and took the lead after just 13 minutes. Laure failed to deal with a Raul Albiol header and Esteban Granero was on hand to head the ball past Dani Aranzubia to make it 1-0.Real Madrid was playing well against a side that looked leg weary after playing a Copa del Rey quarter final in midweek and Deportivo rarely threatened Iker Casillas’ goal, while also looking vulnerable on the break.It was no surprise when Benezema scored Real’s second five minutes before half time.Deportivo was again caught out by a counterattack and Guti’s back heel let the Frenchman in to score an easy goal.The game looked as if it was going to be comfortable for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, but Deportivo showed their fighting spirit in the second period. That spirit was reflected more in possession and attacking intention rather than clear chances, but with four minutes remaining Riki, who had come on as a substitute just 10 minutes earlier, gave his side a lifeline.Marcelo lost the ball on the left for Real Madrid and Riki was brought down by Sergio Ramos in the penalty area.The Deportivo striker picked himself up and scored the penalty.It proved to be a false dawn however, as Benzema scored his second of the night in the last minute after good work from Arbeloa on the right wing.The win keeps Real Madrid within five points of league leaders FC Barcelona. Source: GNAlast_img read more

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: “The Last of the Starks”

first_imgKit Harington as Jon Snow; Helen Sloan/HBO(NEW YORK) — (SPOILERS AHEAD) After Arya’s last-minute heroics on last week’s Game of Thrones, the Night King is no more and the White Walker threat is over. However, there’s still matter of Queen Cersei Lannister, who comes back to the forefront of the action in Sunday’s episode, titled “The Last of the Starks.” But before we get to that, our heroes must mourn those they lost in The Long Night.We open on the dead body of Ser Jorah Mormont, who died defending Daenerys Targaryen against the Army of the Dead. We also see Sansa crying over adopted brother Theon Greyjoy, who also perished in the battle against the Night King. The camera pans across those who are still with us, including Jon’s direwolf, Ghost, whose fate seemed uncertain last week.Following the lighting of funeral pyres, the survivors enjoy a well-earned feast. Gendry asks about Arya’s whereabouts but before he can find her, Daenerys calls for him. She tells him she knows he’s the bastard son of the former king Robert Baratheon, and appoints him Lord of Storm’s End, the ancestral home of House Baratheon. And there was much rejoicing.As everyone continues to enjoy the dinner, we check in with a number of characters: Brienne and Jaime drink together, Davos shares his conflicted feelings about the Red Woman, who died in the Battle of Winterfell, and Tyrion tries to speak to Bran, whose social skills as the Three-Eyed Raven haven’t improved since the Night King fell.Meanwhile, Tormund tries to convince Jon to drink out of his massive horn goblet, and raises toast to Dany, the Dragon Queen. She in turn raises a glass to Arya Stark, the “Hero of Winterfell.” Tyrion then joins Jaime and Brienne to play a Westeros version of the Never Have I Ever drinking game, while Tormund speaks highly and loudly about Jon’s skills as a military leader and dragon-rider while Dany, the original dragon-rider, looks on with concern.Brienne leaves Tyrion and Jaime after the drinking game turns personal, when Tyrion asserts that Brienne is a virgin.  Jaime follows her, which upsets Tormund, who cries over his lost chance with Brienne — but he’s soon comforted by another woman. The Hound, however, seeks no such comfort, but he does have a nice moment with Sansa, who seems to forgive him for his part in taking her to King’s Landing all the way back in the first season. Gendry finally finds Arya who, of course, is practicing her archery skills. He reveals his new title to Arya, and then proceeds to confess his love for her and proposes that be the Lady to his Lord of Storm’s End. Arya kisses him back, but rejects his proposal. “I’m not a lady,” she says.  “I never have been.  That’s not me.” Jaime catches up with Brienne and after some light bantering, the two start to undress. “I’ve never slept with a knight before,” Jaime says. “I’ve never slept with anyone before,” Brienne replies. That soon changes for both of them.Amidst all that, we finally see Jon and Dany talk for the first time since he revealed his true identity as Aegon Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne. They start kissing, then Jon suddenly stops — perhaps remembering that she’s actually his aunt.  Dany admits that she wishes Jon never told her about his newly discovered heritage. Jon isn’t nearly as concerned, because as he doesn’t want the Throne, and assures Dany he’ll stand behind her as Queen. She thinks the best way for him do that is to keep his true identity a secret, but he feels he needs to tell Sansa and Arya, the former of whom Dany is particularly concerned about. Jon believes that he can tell his family and still support Dany’s bid for the Throne, but she doesn’t find that answer to be satisfactory, and leaves. Now that it’s been established who’s sleeping with whom, it’s time to return to the military matter at hand: Queen Cersei Lannister. Dany seems very ready to destroy anything in her path, while Tyrion reminds her that the goal is to dethrone Cersei without destroying King’s Landing and killing thousands of innocent civilians. Tyrion and Jon suggest surrounding King’s Landing to cut off food supply, and make the people turn against Cersei. Sansa also suggests waiting a bit before going into action, to let the armies rest after that whole fighting undead ice creatures thing, but Dany takes that as Sansa trying to get the North out of their agreement to fight alongside her, which Jon assures is not the case. That seems to settle everyone, and plans are put into motion. “We have won the great war,” Dany declares. “Now we will win the last war.” Following the meeting, Arya, Sansa and Bran confront Jon and express their distrust in Dany. “We’re family, the four of us, the last of the Starks,” Arya says, which seems like an opportune time for Jon to drop a little truth bomb. After some hesitation and swearing his sisters to secrecy, Jon turns to Bran and requests that he tell them to truth. We don’t get to see that, as we cut to Tyrion and Jaime, that latter of whom reveals that he and Brienne will be staying behind in Winterfell. Tyrion’s positively giddy that Jaime and Brienne are hooking up, mostly since he can make tall person jokes. The brotherly bonding is interrupted, however, when Bronn arrives, crossbow in hand, on a mission from Cersei to kill them. Ever the pragmatist, Bronn offers Tyrion the chance to pay him more than what Cersei is offering, and Tyrion suggests making Bronn the Lord of Highgarden. Bronn accepts those terms and leaves with no one killed, though he does punch Tyrion in the nose. Meanwhile, The Hound starts to ride out of Winterfell and is soon joined by Arya. The two bond over their shared interest in “unfinished business,” and neither have plans to return to Winterfell. We also see Dany go to visit her dragons, who are both alive and well, though Rhaegal is nursing some battle injuries.A worried Sansa watches as the dragons fly over Winterfell.  Tyrion interrupts her, pleading with her to make peace with Dany, but Sansa doesn’t seem to be having it. As Tyrion starts to leave, she asks him what might happen if she knew of someone “better” to rule the Seven Kingdoms — and so another person learns of Jon’s secret.Speaking of Jon, he bids farewell to Tormund, who’s taking his wildling people back to their home. Jon asks him to take Ghost with him. He also says goodbye to Sam and a pregnant Gilly, the latter of whom says they’ll name their child Jon if it’s a boy. “I hope it’s a girl,” Jon replies. Dany, Tyrion and Varys, along with Grey Worm, Missandei and the surviving Unsullied and Dothraki soldiers, set sail for Dragonstone. While on the ship, Tyrion reveals to Varys what he learned about Jon’s true lineage. Tyrion suggests that the two could rule together, and Varys brings up the oh-so-sticky subject that they’re related. Besides, he doesn’t think Daenerys is keen on sharing the Iron Throne. Dany is riding high in the air with her dragons when suddenly a large arrow hits Rhaegal in the stomach. More arrows come, and another bolt pierces the dragon’s neck, and it plunges falls into the water, presumably dead. The arrows are coming from Euron Greyjoy’s fleet, who’s operating the giant crossbow Cersei’s Hand of the King, Qyburn, created to fight the dragons.As more arrows fly, Dany and Drogon, her last remaining dragon, retreat from the volley. Euron then turns the arrows at our heroes’ fleet, and Tyrion jumps overboard to avoid fire. The survivors wash up on shore at Dragonstone, but Grey Worm can’t find Missandei. Back in King’s Landing, Euron assures Cersei that Rhaegal is dead. Cersei declares the Lannisters will rule the land, Euron will rule the sea, and their child will rule them all. But is the baby really Euron’s, or is it Jaime’s?As for Dany’s imminent arrival, Cersei plans to keep the doors of King’s Landing open, forcing the Mother of Dragons to kill innocent civilians if she wants to get to her. “So much for the breaker of chains,” Cersei says, as we see a shackled Missandei.At Dragonstone, Varys says it’s a mistake to take on King’s Landing head on, which will kill thousands of civilians. “I’m here to free the world from tyrants,” Dany declares. “That is my destiny. And I will serve it no matter the cost.” Tyrion suggests that they offer Cersei the chance to surrender, and Dany agrees that it should seem like she’s made every effort to avoid bloodshed.Behind closes doors, Varys tells Tyrion he believes Jon Snow would be a better ruler than Daenerys. Tyrion still contends that the two could rule together but Varys doesn’t see that happening. Varys says his only concern is the betterment of Westeros and its people, and he believes Jon is the best person to achieve that. As Varys gets up to leave, Tyrion senses that the Master of Whisperers might be putting his spiders to work and begs Varys not to put a plan into action, but that plea appears to fall on deaf ears.Back in Winterfell, Jaime spots Sansa speaking to Brienne, and follows them, and they share the news of Dany’s defeat at sea. Later that night, Jaime tries to sneak out before Brienne finds him and begs him to stay. Jaime then describes all the terrible things he’s done for Cersei, including pushing Bran out of a window in the very first episode. “She’s hateful, and so am I,” he says, and rides off as Brienne breaks down in tears. Dany and her army arrive at King’s Landing. Tyrion and Qyburn meet outside the city gates, and each demands the other’s queen’s unconditional surrender. If Dany doesn’t comply, Missandei will be executed. After a tense back-and-forth, Tyrion walks toward the city gate. Cersei raises her hand as if to order a volley of arrows, but then stops. Tyrion tries to reason with his sister, begging her to surrender — if not for her, then for her unborn child. Cersei seems moved, for a moment — but this is the ruthless Cersei Lannister we’re talking about. She puts her hand on Missandei and offers the chance to speak her last words.While gazing at Daenerys, Missandei declares “Dracarys,” the High Valyrian word for dragon fire — a final, defiant message to Daenerys to burn her enemies.  As Daenerys and Grey Worm watch, The Mountain cuts off Missandei’s head. A furious Daenerys Targaryen whirls and returns to her army.The next-to-last, fifth episode of the final season of Game of Thrones airs Sunday night at 9:00 ET on HBO.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more