Indigenous Miss Canada hopeful has eye on top prize

first_imgAPTN National NewsA First Nation woman from Edmonton is hoping to take the top prize at the Miss World Canada pageant.It’s a dream for many young women, but this professional pow wow dancer and motivational speaker admits her blessed life has a deep scar.APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan has this story.last_img

Occupy Indigenous Affairs movement gaining steam peacefully

first_imgMatt Thordarson APTN National NewsFirst it was Toronto, and now Winnipeg.Protesters occupied the Toronto office of Indigenous Affairs on Monday and Tuesday, several people moved into the Winnipeg branch.All in the name of supporting the people of [email protected]alast_img

Three murdered over weekend 44 deaths for 2017

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 18, 2017 – Nassau – No motive and no suspects despite an island wide manhunt in the shooting death of a police officer, found dead on Coral Harbour Road on Easter Sunday morning around 1am.   Senior ACP Stephen Dean opted out of responding to questions on the motive for the murder of Sgt 102 Charles Greenslade out of respect for the family, he said.  At this time, the Police Force is focused on getting the suspects.There were two other murders over the weekend; one a shooting in Ridgeland Park on Saturday night of man, the other a stabbing in Murphy Town, Abaco on Monday morning.  In the Ridgeland Park killing it is reported by Police that a man with a handgun walked up to 21 year old Quinton Smith and shot him, Smith was pronounced dead on the scene.Mark Sawyer is reported as the identity of the Abaco man found stabbed to death around 7am on Easter Monday; he too was pronounced dead at the scene.   The country is at 44 murders now at 108 days into 2017.#MagneticMediaNews#44deathsfor2017#policeofficerfounddeadNassau Related Items:#44deathsfor2017, #magneticmedianews, #policeofficerfounddeadNassaulast_img read more

UK commits to closer relations with CARICOM

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGuyana, June 28, 2017 – Georgetown – Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of challenging events, it today committed to closer relations with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).New High Commissioner of the UK to the Eastern Caribbean and CARICOM, Her Excellency Janet Douglas said on Thursday 22 June that her country wanted to infuse fresh vigour in its relations with the Region. She was at time presenting her Letter of Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana.In the wake of the recent acts of terrorism in the UK, Ambassador LaRocque placed on record the Community’s unreserved condemnation of orchestrated attacks perpetrated against innocent civilians.He said: “CARICOM joins its voice to that of the international community in condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Such disruptive and vicious acts underscore the need for the international community to deepen cooperation in the battle against terrorism.”Secretary-General LaRocque also extended sincere condolences to the UK for the loss of lives and homes due to the disastrous fire at Grenfell Tower in West London in the early hours of 14 June.According to the new UK envoy, it was indeed “a sombre and challenging time” for Britain, but hope was inspired by the message of Her Majesty the Queen on her official birthday, when she said, “Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity.” That spirit of resolve she said is one that was shared with CARICOM to promote common values such as respect for human rights, the rule of law, and a determination to protect the fragile environment.Ambassador LaRocque stated his appreciation for Britain’s strategic support of issues relating to climate change. Noting that the Caribbean had been designated as the most natural disaster-prone region in the world, he said most Member States bore a heavy debt burden from rebuilding after major climatic events which were more frequent and more intense.Against this backdrop, he said CARICOM continued to advocate for development partners to revisit their policies on graduating vulnerable countries out of access to concessionary development financing. The use of per capita income as the primary criterion for access, the Secretary-General said, was inadequate, adding that vulnerability must be factored in. He further appealed to the UK to include vulnerability of CARICOM countries in reconsidering the eligibility criteria for access to the Infrastructure Fund it has allocated to countries of the Region.The Secretary-General also raised the issues regarding blacking-listing of CARICOM countries as non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, de-risking and the withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships by some international banks.He urged the UK – a key player in the OECD and the EU – to communicate the positions of global financial authorities which have affirmed the financial integrity of CARICOM countries.Ms Douglas said that the United Kingdom will continue to collaborate with its CARICOM partners to combat threats to their collective security, such as narcotic trafficking and other international organised crime.As her country negotiated its departure from the EU, she assured that it will retain close relationships with European partners. The new envoy pledged that along with other British High Commissioners in the Region, she will work to manage the implications of Brexit for CARICOM, particularly in the areas of trade and development.Looking forward to the April 2018 Commonwealth Summit, Ms Douglas signalled the UK’s desire to work with CARICOM to ensure its success.“The Summit will provide a platform on which to set a new vision of a strong and effective Commonwealth. It offers the opportunity to re-energise the Commonwealth, so that it better upholds its shared democratic values and delivers greater security and prosperity to its citizens,” Ms Douglas said.After the accreditation, Ambassador LaRocque and Ms Douglas further discussed the challenges with NCDs, security, as well as preparations for the Commonwealth Summit and the UK-Caribbean Forum in 2018.#magneticmedianews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

TCI Premiers brother latest life lost to violence in Bahamas

first_img T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#Bahamasrecordsanothermurder, #manfounddeadinabondonedbuilding, #Premiersbrotherfounddead, magneticmedia #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – Around noon Thursday, Royal Bahamas Police discovered the body of a man with various injuries in an abandoned building on Market Street in Nassau.  The man, believed to have died due to “blunt force trauma” as stated by Press Officer, Supt Shanta Knowles is confirmed to be the brother of Turks and Caicos Islands Premier, Sharlene Robinson.The news is shocking and has already drawn messages of condolences for the TCI leader.  A simple “yes” was what Magnetic Media was told as Hon Robinson confirmed directly to us that indeed the man found at the former grocery store on Market Street was her brother.  A quiet, succinct reply as we could only imagine the shock and grief for the Premier and her family at getting such devastating news.“…it appears to be  different objects, right now I can’t nail it down to say which one but the body has blunt force trauma… to various parts of the body.”Crime is down 14% in The Bahamas reported the Force this week; still murders for 2018 now stand at seven…. maybe eight as news late today surfaces of a homicide in Abaco.  Police say the parking lot is used often as a thoroughfare by the public, they are asking for anyone who may have information in the case to call it in.#MagneticMedia understands that Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson had two brothers resident in The Bahamas.#Premiersbrotherfounddead#Bahamasrecordsanothermurder#manfounddeadinabondonedbuilding TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flameslast_img read more

VIDEO Learn About The Youth Hiking Challenge 50 In 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — In the latest episode of “Where’s Wilmington?,” host Lisa Kapala interviews former Wilmington resident Jenessa Boothby, creator of the ‘Youth Hiking Challenge 50 in 2018’ Facebook group, along with participant Axel Erickson and his mom Jennifer.Join the Facebook group, or learn more about it, HERE.Watch the 14-minute episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Learn About The New Wilmington Police Explorers ProgramIn “Videos”VIDEO: Meet Wilmington Recreation’s New Program Coordinator Bret SawinIn “Videos”VIDEO: Learn About The Mill City Eagles, A Local Semi-Pro Football Team, & Meet GM Zachary Swale, Of WilmingtonIn “Videos” read more