Tuesday, January 27, 2009

'Mad Storme' is Top Boat in 3rd Wahoo Challenge

After the boats came in and the qualified fish weighed and tallied, fihermen wasted no time in preparing fillets to take home. Wahoo's of all shapes and sizes hit the dock on Saturday . The Captain Morgan's Crew came in second overall in the competition Adrian Heusner's "Mad Storme" took home the first prize of $3,000 plus trophy.Karen onboard Captain Morgan's vessel won female angler of the tournament.
Enrique Marin and sons took the prize for 'Biggest wahoo' of 48 pounds. Read more on this story in Thursday's edition of The San Pedro Sun Newspaper!

BEL tried to block rate decrease

Nineteen days ago on Tuesday, January 7th, we told you that your light bill would be going down by thirteen percent....but, not so fast, or if BEL has its way, maybe not at all! Last Thursday, the utility went to court requesting an injunction against the new rate package. BEL’s complaint is that it was passed without inviting comment from BEL or the public – which is a procedural necessity.

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has delayed the implementation of its amendments to the 2008 ARP Final Decision for BEL in order to undertake public consultation. Toward this end, the PUC issued a public notice today, inviting comments from interested persons.

The PUC will receive written comments until Wednesday, February 4th, 2009. It intends to issue its decision to either confirm or further amend the Amendment to the 2008 Annual Review Proceeding Final Decision on Friday, February 6th, 2009. The Commission’s public notice is being published in the Tuesday edition of the Amandala, and the weekend editions of other widely circulated newspapers. Your light bill for January will go down sharply – by more than ten percent.
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CARICOM Leaders discuss progress on CSME

Regional leaders and officials are gathering in separate meetings this week to discuss progress made towards establishing the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and to focus on moving forward with the establishment of the Single Economy. The 13th Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) will be held on Thursday to discuss preparation for the Single Economy and updates on the Single Market, while the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) will meet the following day to focus on key elements of the Community's flagship programmed.

Source: Caribbean360.com

Castro for first Russian trip

Cuban President Raul Castro is due to arrive in Moscow on Wednesday January 28th, for his first visit as Cuba's leader, according to the Russian government. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last week that the Kremlin was considering a $20 million loan to Cuba. The money would be used to buy Russian goods.

President Castro's trip is being seen as underlining the revival in ties between Moscow and its Cold War ally. The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visited Cuba last year.