BVI to introduce electronic visas

first_imgThe government of the British Virgin Islands, BVI, has announced plans to introduce electronic visas or e0-visas in an effort to make the British overseas territory more accessible to persons who currently require visas to visit.Just last year, the government implemented a visa waiver system for persons in possession of United States and Canada visas.The administration says the changes are aimed at better facilitating international trade and transactions.last_img

Jamaican dancers slapped with immigration charges in The Bahamas

first_imgA judge slapped four Jamaican women with various immigration charges when they appeared in court in the Bahamas  on Tuesday.The women -Shamara Shantell Francis, 26,  Affrikkca Ezinma Walters, 22, Stepheny Alkila Wright, 38 and Nerdeen Curdela  Pryce-King, 32, were charged with illegally engaging in gainful occupation.No work permitThe police report that on July 13, the women were found at the lounge employed as entertainers without being granted a work permit.They all pleaded guilty and were fined the maximum of US$3000 each or in default, serve six months in prison. Additionally, Walters and Pryce-King were charged with overstaying their visitor’s status. They both pleaded guilty and were fined US$3000 each or in default serve six months in prison.Ordered deported The other women were also ordered deported on payment of the fine or completion of their custodial sentence.The sentences are to run concurrently.The  judge also charged Lincoln Leon Capron, the Bahamian owner of the club – Liquid Lounge, with employing the women without being granted a work permit by the Director of Immigration in accordance with Section 30 of the Immigration Act.Capron was also charged with harboring an undocumented migrant . It is alleged that on  July 13, Capron was  accused of deliberately intending to evade apprehension by the Immigration Department and knowingly harboured two people  – Walters and Pryce-King  at Liquid Lounge However, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.The matter was adjourned for trial until August 10.last_img read more

First Floating Taco Bar Opens in the Caribbean

first_imgNews is spreading quickly about the Caribbean’s first floating taco bar, which opened last month in the waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 200 feet off St. John’s Hansen Bay Beach. The new business, called Lime Out VI, is creating quite a stir, and has already been featured on POPSUGAR, Caribbean Journal, Coastal Living, Travel and Leisure, Yahoo, and Lonely Planet, to name just a few.According to reports, everything about the bar is eco-friendly: It’s solar-powered, serves food in biodegradable containers, has solely recyclable cups, and will not serve straws. They’ll deliver food to nearby boats, customers who swim up to their bar (because, yes, there is also a swim-up bar for those who decide they don’t need a boating vehicle to get there), and kayakers in the area.Chelsea Baranowski, co-owner of Lime Out VI, told the paper her husband and their fellow owners, “all grew up together in St. John’s Coral Bay and have always wanted to open a business in the area.” The menu features super local cuisine and right now has 11 types of tacos, including fresh-catch ceviche, surf and turf, rum ribs, shrimp, and green curry chicken tacos.Lime Out’s cocktail menu is reportedly just as enticing, as it revolves around St. John flavors: Each drink is made with local fresh-squeezed juice and a specialty island liquor.last_img read more

Enyimba Condemns Rivers United Supporters, Urge LMC To Investigate Violence Against Players & Officials

first_imgEnyimba Football Club condemns in the strongest terms possible, the alarming conduct of supporters of Rivers United during our visit to the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt on Saturday for our training session ahead of the Week 35 NPFL game with the club.We are shocked and outraged that supporters of Rivers United chased our team out of the stadium, threatening to shoot them down. Our staff who captured these actions had their phones seized and pushed down staircases. This is totally unacceptable.Such abhorrent display of hooliganism has no place in our football and we call on the League Management Company to investigate the actions of these persons and ensure that the Rivers State Football Association provides great security on Sunday to prevent the loss of life.Already they have declared that there would be bloodshed and loss of lives if Rivers United do not win on Sunday. Should threat to life become a part of our football if a team is desperate to win? The referees have already been replaced.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.These are calculated attempts to win unjustly and unfairly and we must collectively condemn these actions of the supporters of Rivers United, acting in the full glare of their officials.That Rivers United are trying to escape relegation from the Nigeria Professional Football League does not give their supporters the right to threaten and physically assault our staff.Our players have been disturbed deeply by the actions of these hooligans and while this may be the purpose of Saturday’s hostility, we are demanding for a great security presence on match day.The situation at the stadium today was horrible and we are holding meetings right now to assess the situation and decide whether we would honour the game because the lives of our players and officials are in grave danger.Relatedlast_img read more

Women’s AITEO Cup Quarter-Finals Preview

first_imgThis year’s Women’s AITEO Cup quarter-finals does not get any bigger than the match between Bayelsa Queens and Nasarawa Amazons as they go head to head at the Nembe City Stadium on Wednesday before Saturday’s second leg encounter in Lafia which would confirm who advances to the last four.At the weekend, red-hot Bayelsa Queens sliced through Sunshine Queens with ease in their Round of 16 replay as they beat their visitors 5-1 in Nembe with Macleans Okogbe scoring four. The first match in Akure had ended in a goalless draw.Nasarawa Amazons, on the other hand, did not need a replay to dispatch Beautiful Tours in Abuja as they unleashed ten un-replied goals on the amateur side last Wednesday.Due to their impressive performance in the regular season of the Nigeria Women Premier League, both Bayelsa Queens and Nasarawa Amazons will be participating in the Super Four Championship scheduled for next month.Hence their dream of a double is still alive. This would be their first meeting this year – they were in different groups in the NWPL.Meanwhile, at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, defending champions Rivers Angels will tackle Edo Queens and the Jewel of Rivers are already outright favourites.Elsewhere in Umuahia, Abia Angels will play host to Confluence Queens of Lokoja while Ibom Angels take on Pelican Stars in Uyo.All matches would be decided on Wednesday 20 September with the return leg scheduled for Saturday 23 September 2017.Women’s AITEO Cup Quarter-Finals FixturesBayelsa Queens vs Nasarawa AmazonsIbom Angels vs Pelican StarsRivers Angels vs Edo QueensAbia Angels vs Confluence QueensRelatedAITEO Cup Roundup: Big Guns Rain Goals On AmateursSeptember 14, 2017In “Nigeria”Women’s AITEO Cup: Bayelsa Queens, Abia Angels & Ibom Angels progress to semisSeptember 23, 2017In “Nigeria”AITEO Cup: Clash Of 2015 Finalists Headline 2017 Round Of 16September 12, 2017In “NWL”last_img read more

Advocaat To Leave Role As Netherlands’ Head Coach

first_imgOn his arrival in Scotland, Advocaat confirmed the news in a chat with SkySports reporters. He said:“These are the final two games for me and then after this I’m stopping with the national team.”In a separate interview, Advocaat told Dutch broadcaster NOS that he is undecided on his next job. The former South Korea and Russia coach said:“I have not yet said what I’m going to do and therefore clubs do not know that I’m available or not.”“Let’s get these two games out of the way and then we will see what comes into my path. I’m doing the same as Louis van Gaal and never saying ‘never’.” he concluded.Scotland will host the Netherlands in Aberdeen on Thursday night before Dick Advocaat’s team embark on a trip to Bucharest to face Romania on Tuesday in what would be his last game in charge.RelatedInternational Friendlies Wrap (Thursday): United Flop Depay Stars As Netherlands Edge Scotland In Advocaat’s Penultimate Game.November 10, 2017In “Features”Famous Quotes Of 2017 (Part 3)January 1, 2018In “England”NFF Decide Gernot Rohr’s Future Following AFCON 2019 Bronze FinishJuly 31, 2019In “NFF” Dick Advocaat has revealed that he will leave the role as Netherlands head coach after this month’s friendly games with Scotland and Romania.The 70-year old began his third spell in charge of the Oranje after the dismissal of former coach Danny Blind in May but his latest spell will end at the end of his contract later this month.Dick Advocaat has helped stabilise the team from the shambles witnessed under the aforementioned Blind.He masterminded four wins from five World Cup qualifiers but that was not enough for the team as they finished in third place behind France and Sweden in Group A thereby missing out on a place in Russia.last_img read more

PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year; Andy Moran Reveals How Family Helped Him Win

first_imgAndy Moran, the Gaelic footballer who plays club football for Ballaghaderreen and intercounty for Mayo. He made his 150th league and championship appearance for Mayo in June 2017, his 13th season.According to Stephen Barry and Breaking News IE, the PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year Andy Moran has spoken about the importance of his family in helping him leave defeats in the past as Mayo’s quest for an All-Ireland continues into 2018.Moran is a six-time All-Ireland runner-up in his 14 years wearing the green and red, but plans to keep going back “until the body tells me to stop”.In line with that thinking, he says winning Footballer of the Year is a symbol to the whole team that inter-county life doesn’t end at 30.“It represents what our team stands for and shows that the guys who are 30, 31, 32, have a bit more life left in them as well,” said Moran in a PwC video following his journey to the All-Star awards, from MacHale Park and Ballaghaderreen, to the Convention Centre ceremony.The video features tributes from friends and family, including his wife Jennifer, who said: “He’s a great father, he’s a great husband… he’s just a really good guy and we love him a lot.”“It represents what our team stands for and shows that the guys who are 30, 31, 32, have a bit more life left in them as well,” said Moran in a PwC video following his journey to the All-Star awards, from MacHale Park and Ballaghaderreen, to the Convention Centre ceremony.The video features tributes from friends and family, including his wife Jennifer, who said: “He’s a great father, he’s a great husband… he’s just a really good guy and we love him a lot.”Moran outlined how family have helped him cope with defeat during his 158 outings for Mayo.“They’ve given me a sense of perspective on what’s important,” said Moran.“Football probably meant a tiny bit too much to me at times – overthinking defeats, overthinking victories, stuff like that – where now I literally come home and by Monday evening it’s gone. It’s not even in the head anymore.“It’s settled me down and given me a perspective on life more so than football.”RelatedSearch For Super Falcons New Head Coach Could Be Derailed By PwC Court CaseJune 2, 2020In “Featured”Joseph Bouasse Perfection: Ex-Roma Player Dies From Heart AttackMay 25, 2020In “Africa”Iago FalqueJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

SmartBets from bettingexpert goes live with German version

first_imgShare MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 The customisable odds comparison site from bettingexpert has marked the first in a series of planned expansions by going live with a German language version.SmartBets, which launched in June and was recently named Best New Affiliate Product at the SBC Awards, will announce four new language versions in January 2017.It allows punters to create a tailored dashboard around their favourite teams, leagues, betting markets and operators, which ensures they find the best bets relevant to them. SmartBets’ unique service also includes an ‘Acca Generator’ which suggests a smart trio of odds, riskier selections and longshots.Thanks to bettingexpert’s one-click betting integration, users are also able to place bets instantly with major operators such as Ladbrokes. Once a bet has been placed, punters can keep up-to-date via the Live Game Cast on the dashboard and can choose to receive match notifications straight to their mobile.Henrik Lykkesteen, Chief Commercial Officer for Better Collective, said: “The release of the German version of SmartBets shows our commitment to our growing audience in Germany, and is just the start of an exciting time for the website. There is a light at the end of the tunnel in terms of legislation, meaning we are well placed to take advantage of the huge potential in the country.“With more releases on the way next year, as well as the simple-to-use interface and innovative features, we feel SmartBets is the ultimate comparison tool.”last_img read more

iGaming Cloud appoints Aaron Xuereb as Chief Data Officer

first_img StumbleUpon GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger  June 18, 2020 Share Related Articles Aaron Xuereb, iGCIGaming Cloud, a platform for operators and whitelabels, has revealed that Aaron Xuereb has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Data Officer.Xuereb will be based in Malta and tasked with the long term development and optimisation of iGC’s data infrastructure with a focus on providing the best user experience for all the firm’s partners. He arrives at iGC, a company which is a part of the Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), with quite extensive experience in igaming.His first role post-graduation was to develop an entire front end for a German bookmaker on behalf of Page One AG. He has since worked for the Nordic Gaming Group and Betsson.Xuereb said of his new move and role as Chief of Data: “We know what operators need to successfully run their businesses. Unfortunately, many businesses limit themselves by focusing too much on Descriptive Analytics, that is traditional revenue and customer activity reports that answer the question; what happened?”He continued: “It only took a couple of meetings with Robin (Group CEO), Ben (MD for iGC) and Mike (Group CTO) before I was convinced that iGC was where I wanted to work next.I am really impressed with the talent, passion and dedication of the people working here and how fast this company has grown in such a short time”.Other brands under the Gaming Innovation Group umbrella are Guts, Rizk and Innovation Labs. Submit GiG strengthens sportsbook profile as recovery blossoms May 5, 2020 Share GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020last_img read more

Parvus pushes for William Hill 2017 sale

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Mads Eg GensmannThe Sunday Times has this weekend reported that London hedge fund Parvus Asset Management (Parvus) is lobbying for a 2017 sale of William Hill.Headed up by Danish financier Mads Eg Gensmann, Parvus is currently William Hill’s biggest investor with a 14% shareholding.The Sunday Times reports that Gensmann has been pushing William Hill governance for number months on the sale of FTSE 250 company, which competes alone against the newly merged entities of Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power Betfair and GVC Holdings in the saturated betting sector.The London hedge fund favours a sale of William Hill outright, over any potential industry merger. Last October Parvus terminated £5 billion merger discussions between William Hill and Toronto-listed Amaya Inc, stating that the business combination has ‘No logic & No value’.This January William Hill governance had to issue its second profit warning for its full-year 2016 performance, as the operator was hit by customer friendly December results in football and racing lowering its group profits by £20 million (FY 2016 earnings guidance -£260-280 million).William Hill governance will present its full-year 2016 results on Friday, 24 February 2017, with industry analysts further expecting a corporate update on the firm’s search for a new Chief Executive, following the departure of former incumbent James Henderson last August.last_img read more