REGIONAL STORIES

  • 28 May, 2017

    Backroom Talks On Again Over New Government

    (CNS): The ‘new new’ potential administration that was cobbled together just before midnight Friday that put McKeeva Bush back at the helm of government was on shaky ground Saturday morning, CNS understands. Various unverified sources suggested that the elder…
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    28 May, 2017

    Linton Says Opposition Asked PM Skerrit Not To Introduce Bills To Amend Electoral Laws

    (Dominica News Online) Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, has said he suggested to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit not to introduce bills to amend the electoral laws of Dominica when parliament met on May 23, 2017 but it all fell on deaf ears. He said at a…
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    27 May, 2017

    Police Hunt for Shooter Who Killed Man and Injured His Son and Friend

    (Antigua Observer) No suspects were in police custody up to last night for the shooting death of Campbell Jackson and the shooting of his son, national footballer Jari Jackson and his friend Tevin George. And contrary to information making the rounds, to…
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    27 May, 2017

    Guyana awards CARICOM Secretary General With Country's Second Highest Award

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has been awarded Guyana’s Cacique’s Crown of Honour, the second highest award in the Order of Service of Guyana. LaRocque was named among 69 people…
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    26 May, 2017

    T&T Coast Guard Makes Multi-Million Dollar Drug Bust

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Three people have been detained by the police following the seizure of 40 kilograms of cocaine valued at TT$18.9 million (US$3,024,000 million) in the Gulf of Paria early Thursday.The Coast Guard reports that around 3:30am…
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    26 May, 2017

    PM Skerrit Warns Of ‘Dangerous Precedent’ In Dominica

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has warned of what he described as a ‘dangerous precedent’ now taking place in Dominica. In an address to the nation on Thursday, he said the precedent that is being set is where the “expression of…
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    26 May, 2017

    Expect Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season, US Forecasters Say

    (AFP) The Atlantic ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11-17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, US forecasters said Thursday. The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean-warming trend that tends to reduce the…
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    25 May, 2017

    Autopsy Reveals Former Haiti President Died From Heart Disease

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — An autopsy report has revealed that former Haitian President Rene Preval died from heart disease.This was revealed to journalists on Wednesday by Haiti's prosecutor Clame-Ocnam Dameus who said Preval's heart was swollen and…
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    25 May, 2017

    PAHO Warns Of Slow-Down In Eliminating Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission In C'bean

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) shows that progress towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed.According to the report…
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  • 25 May, 2017

    Gov't Employees Being Terminated Because Of 'Financial Crisis'

    (VI Consortium) While Governor Kenneth Mapp has said on multiple occasions that the territory’s financial condition has been improving and that government employees would not be furloughed or terminated, some workers employed at the Bureau of Corrections have…
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    25 May, 2017

    Pilots Call Off Strike

    (Antigua Observer) The Leeward Island Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) has abandoned its threat to take industrial action following a high level meeting on Wednesday where an informal agreement was reached with the employer, LIAT. The pilots had given…
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    24 May, 2017

    St. Vincent Owes $190 Million Under PetroCaribe

    (iWitness News) St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ (SVG) debt under PetroCaribe as at May 15, 2017 stood at EC$190.3 million, Hans King, press secretary to Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said in a press statement on Tuesday. He said the debt at Sept. 30, 2016 –…
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  • 24 May, 2017

    Mother of Attacked Student Describes Their Ordeal

    (Barbados Today) The news that three students of The Lester Vaughan School will appear in court on Thursday to face charges for viciously attacking her daughter has evoked no response from Marcia Carrington. Not satisfaction, not anger, not revenge. The…
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    24 May, 2017

    LIAT Pilots On The Brink Of Industrial Action

    (Antigua Observer) Passengers who have opted to use LIAT as their mode of travel after midnight tonight, may have to make alternative arrangements or pay keen attention to special advisories as the union representing the airline pilots has threatened to…
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    23 May, 2017

    Prime Minister Says Government Not Moved By Threats From Opposition Party

    CASTRIES, St Lucia, May 23, (CMC) - Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has criticised the main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of seeking to threaten and scare away investors who are being wooed by his administration. At a news conference on Monday, the…
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  • 23 May, 2017

    Caribbean Nationals Nabbed Trying To Enter US Via Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) – United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says border patrol agents arrested seven Caribbean migrants found along with others inside a wooden “yola” type vessel, as they tried to enter the US via Puerto Rico.The…
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    23 May, 2017

    Venezuela Appeals To Regional Governments For Help

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Venezuela's ambassador to Guyana has called on the Government of Guyana and other governments across the region to intervene as Venezuela's political crisis deepens with daily clashes between demonstrators and security…
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    22 May, 2017

    Trump Admin To Extend Protections For Haitians 6 Months

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration said Monday it will extend until January a humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States, but it is hinting that further extensions are unlikely. Temporary Protected…
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    22 May, 2017

    St Maarten To Host The Region's 'Largest' Airlift Conference

    PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten (CMC) – Participants from over twenty countries in the Caribbean and around the world are scheduled to attend the target airlift conference to be held in St Maarten next month.The upcoming Caribbean Aviation Meetup, scheduled for June…
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    22 May, 2017

    Police Top Brass Called On To Be More Accountable

    (Antigua Observer) Pundits have agreed that there needs to be a greater level of accountability from the top brass of the police force in order to reduce corruption and restore public trust. There was also consensus on the suggestion that politicians have a…
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  • 22 May, 2017

    New Queries Raised In Tax Appeal Case

    (Trinidad Guardian) The Opposition yesterday raised new questions about the possible collusion and Government interference in the Judiciary hours before the Appeal Court convenes to hear an application to overturn an injunction effectively stalling the…
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    20 May, 2017

    Coast Guard Offloads Over $1.2 million Worth Of Marijuana On St Croix; 7 Venezuelans Detained

    (VI Consortium) ST. CROIX — Felix Gomez, 37; Roman Jose Aguilera Gig, 37; Jesus Garcia, 34; Rosauro Morao, 47; Manuel Rodriguez, 51; Juan Rodriguez, 25,; and Jhoan Gomez, 28, all of Venezuela, made their initial appearances today before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W.…
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    20 May, 2017

    Judge Grants UNC Say In Property Tax Challenge

    (Trinidad Guardian) Property owners can breathe a sign of relief after a High Court judge last evening granted a temporary halt with immediate effect to the enforcement and implementation of the Valuation Return Form, commonly called Property Tax Form.…
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    20 May, 2017

    Delegate Injured During Brawl At UN Conference In St Vincent

    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A foreign delegate in the United Nations conference on decolonisation taking place here was treated in hospital on Thursday, after being struck by another participant.Sources at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital confirmed that…
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    19 May, 2017

    Russia's Putin Pledges To Send Food To Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Russia is pledging to send several thousand tons of wheat to Venezuela on a monthly basis, potentially helping alleviate the troubled South American country's food crisis and further tightening relations between the long-time…
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    19 May, 2017

    Search Suspended For Missing NY Family and Pilot After Plane Goes Missing Near Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The search for four people who went missing after the plane in which they were traveling disappeared off the coast of the island Eleuthera, has been suspended. The search, conducted by the United States Coast Guard, Customs and Border…
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    19 May, 2017

    CARICOM Stands Behind Maduro

    (Barbados Today) Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) Sir Louis Straker of St Vincent and the Grenadines is confident CARICOM will stand behind the embattled Nicolas Maduro government in…
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  • 18 May, 2017

    PM Skerrit announces $600,000 for Good Hope

    At a town hall meeting held in Good Hope on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made a number of announcements. He said that the Government was in receipt of requests for house repair assistance totaling EC$785,000. He added that as Minister…
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  • 18 May, 2017

    USVI Governor Greatly Concerned by Legislature's Errors

    ST THOMAS, USVI -- Problems with legislation considered during last week’s special session were largely due to errors made at the US Virgin Islands Senate. In a letter sent on Monday to Senate President Myron Jackson, Governor Kenneth Mapp responded to…
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  • 18 May, 2017

    Venezuelan Media Reports Trinidad Oil Spill Has Reached Margarita Island

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Venezuelan media and social networks have reported that oil from the April 23 Petrotrin oil spill in Trinidad has slicked beaches as far away as Margarita Island, where several beaches had to be closed. At first Petrotrin claimed…
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    17 May, 2017

    Kenneth Rijock Fires Back; Says Court Case Will Have Casualties

    (Dominica New Online) US-based blogger Kenneth Rijock has fired back in response to information that he is being sued, saying the matter is going to have casualties and could lead to the fall of the government. He said is going to defend himself zealously. “I…
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  • 17 May, 2017

    Battered! Heavy Rains Destroy Roads, Bridges; Flood Communities

    (Jamaica Observer) The Government says it is too early to give an estimate, but the cost to the country from relentless rains over the past three days could be staggering, considering that the damage from showers just a few weeks ago was preliminary put at…
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    17 May, 2017

    Pundits Already Calling Barbados’ Election

    (Barbados Today) The writing is definitely on the wall for the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP). So said two local pundits, on the heels of last week’s humiliating general election defeat suffered by incumbent Prime Minister Perry Christie and his…
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    16 May, 2017

    Former Bahamas PM Resigns From Party After Defeat At Polls

    NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Former Prime Minister Perry Christie has resigned as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) with immediate effect. Christie made the announcement late Monday in an address at a meeting of the party’s National General Council…
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    16 May, 2017

    Gonsalves Warns Of Plot Against Venezuela

    (Barbados Today) A wedge is being driven through the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) over a plan for “regime change” in Venezuela, St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is cautioning. In a three-page letter to CARICOM leaders and…
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    16 May, 2017

    Commonwealth To Unveil ‘Revolutionary’ Approach To Climate Change

    Some of the world's leading environmental experts will meet at a Commonwealth conference this week to see how they can take forward an innovative strategy to reverse the human impact of climate change. They are hoping their new approach will influence the…
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  • 16 May, 2017

    Cops Remanded To Prison

    (Antigua Observer) Two police officers facing corruption, kidnapping, illegal confinement and assault charges will have to take their chances in the High Court after their attempts to get bail from Magistrate Conliffe Clarke were unsuccessful. Corporal Marcus…
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    15 May, 2017

    Venezuelans Again Shut Down Capital To Protest Government

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Protesters are hauling folding chairs, beach umbrellas and coolers onto main roads for a national sit-in. The "sit-in against the dictatorship" is the latest in a month and a half of street demonstrations against President Nicolas…
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    15 May, 2017

    Public Pressure Forces PM To Toss Handgun Business Proposal

    (Antigua Observer) Moments after he told the nation – via OBSERVER Radio – that “there’s absolutely no need for hysteria” over a proposal to set up a handgun assembly plant in Antigua, Prime Minister Gaston Browne bowed to public pressure to scrap what many…
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    13 May, 2017

    Regional Reps To Focus On Health Security During Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Regional health officials will focus on universal health coverage when they attend the annual meeting of Commonwealth Health Ministers in Geneva, Switzerland later this month.The theme for the meeting is: 'Sustainable Financing of…
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  • 13 May, 2017

    Antiguan Diplomat Warns Against Politics of Exclusion in OAS

    (Caribbean 360 News) WASHINGTON, United States – Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, has sounded a warning against meetings, headed by powerful nations, that seek to impose their decisions on the…
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    12 May, 2017

    New Report Says Labour Conditions in the Caribbean Continues To Weaken

    SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – A new report released by two United Nations agencies says that the labour conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to weaken.The report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the…
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    12 May, 2017

    Court Mercy For Hungry Venezuelan

    (Trinidad Guardian) Unable to get food to feed his three children as his country remains in turmoil, a Venezuelan man sneaked into the country on a boat to buy food, but was caught and charged for entering the country illegally. After Luis Benitez, 34,…
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  • 12 May, 2017

    Minnis Sworn In As Prime Minister

    (The Nassau Guardian) Dr. Hubert Minnis was sworn in as the prime minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Thursday night during a short ceremony at Government House. In his first speech as prime minister, Minnis pledged to uphold the ideals of the…
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  • 11 May, 2017

    Climate change impacts to be discussed at CDBs 47th Annual Meeting

    May 11, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is calling attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the Region’s resilience to climate change impacts. On May 24, 2017, CDB will host a seminar to review the…
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  • 11 May, 2017

    Opening Remarks by Secretary-General LaRocque, 44th COTED

    May I welcome you all to this Forty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). I bid a special welcome to the Chairman, the Honourable Ferdinand Welzijn, who is attending his First Meeting. Minister, this Council looks forward…
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  • 11 May, 2017

    OECS Trade Mission Holds Consultations In Member States

    CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Intra-regional and international trade potential has been strengthened following a recent Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) trade mission held in St Lucia, Martinique and Dominica from April 24-28, 2017. Minister of…
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  • 11 May, 2017

    Antigua-Barbuda Ambassador Warns OAS Against 'politics of Exclusion

    WASHINGTON, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, on Wednesday sounded a warning to OAS member countries against “the politics of exclusion” and meetings, headed by powerful nations, which…
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  • 10 May, 2017

    Opposition Free National Movement Wins Bahamas 2017 General Elections

    NASSAU, Bahamas, May 10 2017, (Caribbean News Service) — Dr. Hubert Minnis led the main opposition party to victory on Wednesday, ousting the ruling party in General Elections. Prime Minister Perry Christie, who was seeking a second consecutive term, conceded…
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    10 May, 2017

    Amid Chaos In Venezuela, Infant Deaths, Malaria Cases Skyrocket

    (CNN) As Venezuela grapples with severe medical shortages, infant deaths, maternal deaths and cases of malaria are skyrocketing. Malaria cases in Venezuela rose 76% last year compared to 2015 with over 240,000 reported cases. Maternal deaths rose 66% to 756.…
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    10 May, 2017

    PM Assures No Plan To Steal Election

    (The Nassau Guardian) Prime Minister Perry Christie assured today that the government is not involved in any deceptive moves intended to steal today’s general election. The prime minister said he wants to see a free and fair election. Christie was asked to…
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    10 May, 2017

    Tobago Cargo Woes Reach Crisis Stage

    (Trinidad Guardian) President of the Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Demi John Cruickshank yesterday warned that the people of Tobago are reaching breaking point with the “crisis situation” caused by problems with shipment of supplies to the island.…
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    10 May, 2017

    IMF, Bank of Spain Sign Multi-Million-Dollar Agreement To Support Lending To Caribbean Countries

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF), as Trustee of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT), and the Bank of Spain have signed a borrowing agreement through which Spain will provide up to US$615 million in new loan…
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    9 May, 2017

    US Wants Tally Of Haitian Immigrants' Crimes

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is taking the unusual step of hunting for evidence of crimes committed by Haitian immigrants as it decides whether to allow them to continue participating in a humanitarian program that has shielded tens of…
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    9 May, 2017

    Caribbean's First Online Human Rights Database Launched

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The region's first online database that will enable a standard system for capturing, collating and reporting human rights violations, has been launched.Developed by the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC), the Shared…
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    9 May, 2017

    Threat To Kill PM, Wehner Charged

    (Antigua Observer) George Wehner, an aspiring politician for the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), has been accused of intimidation and threatening to kill several parliamentarians from the ruling Antigua Barbuda Labour Party, including Prime…
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    8 May, 2017

    Man Who Presided Over Bahamas Early Voting Chaos Removed Before the Big Day

    (Caribbean 360 News) NASSAU, The Bahamas, Monday May 8, 2017 – A new man will be in charge of overseeing general elections in The Bahamas on Wednesday. After being criticized for his handling of the advanced poll last Wednesday, with some calling for him to…
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  • 8 May, 2017

    Comissiong Calls For Fact-Finding Mission To Venezuela

    (Barbados Today) The Caribbean chapter of the International Network In Defense of Humanity has called on leaders within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to send a fact-finding mission to “make an informed analysis” about the state of affairs in the “sister…
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    8 May, 2017

    Opposition Continues To Push For Accountability On Airport Project

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, May 8, CMC – Leader of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Godwin Friday has written to Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, telling him that his “strictly legalistic” position that the accounts of the state-owned International…
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    6 May, 2017

    More Needed To Address Speeding in Caribbean — PAHO

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says more needs to be done in the Americas, including the Caribbean, to address traffic management as this is the key to saving lives and making cities more livable.PAHO noted that…
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    6 May, 2017

    Raul Castro's Daughter: His Successor May Surprise Cubans

    HAVANA (AP) -- One of the highest-profile members of Cuba's ruling family said Wednesday that the country could be surprised by the person who succeeds her father as president. Mariela Castro's uncle Fidel led Cuba for a half century before he was succeeded…
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    6 May, 2017

    Murder Of Cop And His Brother Are Believed To Be Reprisal Killings

    (iWitness News) Detectives have arrested three men in connection with the murder of a police officer and his brother, whose bodies were found at Sion Hill Bay on Thursday. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Superintendent of Police, Ruth Jacobs…
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    5 May, 2017

    Puerto Rico To Close 184 Public Schools Amid Crisis

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico is closing 184 public schools in a move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday. An estimated 27,000…
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    5 May, 2017

    Dominica Bar Association Condemns “Attack” on Members of the Judiciary

    (Dominica News Online) The Dominica Bar Association (DBA) has condemned what it said is recent attacks on members of the judiciary being circulated on social media. The association made mention of attacks on resident Judge Madam Birnie Stephenson and…
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  • 4 May, 2017

    Threats, Extortion Attempts at HDC Project In Arima

    Housing Minister Randall Mitchell has confirmed that another contractor, this time at the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) River-Runs-Through project in Arima, has been threatened by persons attempting to extort money. And he is now questioning whether,…
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  • 4 May, 2017

    Protests Still Spreading in Venezuela, Despite Political Repression

    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Protests are still spreading across Venezuela, and the number of deaths is rising, as the crisis between the government and the opposition boils over. Both the Bolivarian National Guard and government-sponsored armed forces have been…
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  • 4 May, 2017

    No Funding for St Lucia Border Security, says US State Department

    WASHINGTON, USA -- The US State Department has contradicted assertions made by minister of national security, Senator Hermangild Francis, that the United States government has pledged to fund a proposed new border control entity for Saint Lucia. “No funding…
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    3 May, 2017

    Lawyers To Make Arguments In Election Petitions Case on Thursday

    (iWitness News) Lawyers for both the petitioners and the respondents in the election petitions case will, on Thursday, present their arguments to the High Court on whether the petitions should proceed to a hearing. Lawyers for both sides told reporters that…
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    3 May, 2017

    T&T Woman Who Claimed She Was Kidnapped Charged With Wasting Police Time

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A 30-year-old woman, who claimed that she had been abducted for three days and kept in a car trunk, has been charged with wasting police time.Reshma Maharaj has been charged with making a false report and was subsequently…
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    3 May, 2017

    Gov’t Cooperating With US Authorities In Continuing Court Proceedings In John Ashe Matter

    (Antigua Observer) ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – The government of Antigua and Barbuda has responded positively to a request from the government of the United States of America for assistance with regard to ongoing criminal proceedings relating to links…
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    2 May, 2017

    Commonwealth To Send Observer Team To Bahamas Election

    LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) – The former Ghana foreign minister, Hanna Tetteh, will lead a Commonwealth election observers team to May 10 general elections in The Bahamas.“I'm delighted that former foreign minister, Hanna Tetteh, has accepted my invitation…
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    2 May, 2017

    Gov't, NDP Confident Ahead of Petitions Hearing

    (iWitness News) Both the government and the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) are optimistic as they prepare to present arguments before the High Court today (Monday) on the two election petitions filed by the NDP. The petitions were given a new…
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  • 29 April, 2017

    Venezuela Begins Process of Pulling Out of OAS

    (Caribbean 360 News) CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela is turning its back on the Organization of American States (OAS) because of what it says is the hemispheric body’s meddling in its affairs. Yesterday, it formally presented an official letter to begin the…
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    29 April, 2017

    Girl, 5, Dad Shot To Death In Sleep

    (Trinidad Guardian) Five-year-old Solisha Faith Joseph, who was killed along with her father Solomon Joseph at their Mamoral No 1 home early yesterday, was apparently tucked back in bed to make it look as though she was asleep by the same person who shot her…
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    29 April, 2017

    UPP Caretaker Calls For Resignation of MP Facing Sex Allegations

    (Antigua Observer) The report filed against a sitting member of parliament (MP) who has been accused of sexually assaulting a young woman, has led to United Progressive Party (UPP) caretaker for the Saint John’s Rural North constituency to call for his…
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    28 April, 2017

    C'bean Governments Owe Millions To UWI

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) –Caribbean governments owe the University of the west Indies (UWI) more than US$100 million and as a result the regional tertiary institution says it is “very concerned” about the situation.UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles,…
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    28 April, 2017

    High Court Judge Rules Against Linton In Alleged “Rapist Ministers” Matter

    (Dominica News Online) High Court Judge Bernie Stephenson has struck out a defense by Opposition leader Lennox Linton in the alleged “rapist ministers’ case” brought by members of the 2014 Skerrit Cabinet. Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan had asked the court…
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    28 April, 2017

    OECS Health Unit Addresses Regional Concerns On Yellow Fever

    OECS — In light of the recent wave of Yellow Fever cases in the region, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States’ (OECS) Health Unit convened a virtual meeting via online web-conference on April 11, 2017 to swiftly address the concerns of Member States…
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    28 April, 2017

    Caribbean Countries Divided On Situation In Venezuela

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) –Caribbean countries appeared divided on the need to discuss the ongoing political situation in Venezuela even as the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) approved a resolution to convene a meeting of…
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  • 27 April, 2017

    Guyana Disappointed at 'sloth like pace' of IsDB Approval Process

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Ahead of next month’s meeting of the 42nd annual governors meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Guyana has expressed concern at the “the sloth like pace at which programmes and projects are being…
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  • 27 April, 2017

    OECS Bar Association Weighs In on Integrity of The CCJ

    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The OECS Bar Association has issued a statement in response to criticism leveled by Cabral Douglas, an attorney-at-law and citizen of Dominica, against the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) over its decision in a case in which he was…
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  • 26 April, 2017

    Suriname Protests Escalate

    (Caribbean News Service) PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Apr 26 2017 – Trade unions and other civil groups say they will be filing a lawsuit against the Desi Bouterse government for violating their fundamental rights. The unions and other groups have been staging…
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    26 April, 2017

    Trinidad: Three Hundred Barrels of Oil Washed Into The River

    (Trinidad Guardian) Petrotrin is now saying that 300 barrels of oil spilled in the Guaracara River from a ruptured storage tank, but fishermen are saying oil has stretched over a five-mile radius into the Gulf of Paria. In its first statement after the spill…
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    25 April, 2017

    Haiti Leader Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering In Drug Case

    MIAMI (AP) -- A former Haitian coup leader and recently elected senator in that country pleaded guilty Monday to a U.S. drug money-laundering charge under a deal that should allow him to avoid a potential sentence of life in prison for cocaine trafficking.…
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    25 April, 2017

    UWP Wants Emergency Meeting of Parliament To Debate CBI; Describes CBI Consultation As ‘Sham’

    (Dominica News Online) The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) is calling for a full report on the accounts and operations of the Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Program over the past five years to be presented for debate at an emergency sitting of…
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    25 April, 2017

    Board of Elections Votes Against Certifying Special Election

    (V.I Consortium) ST. THOMAS — The St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections during a meeting on Monday voted against certifying the April 8 special election results, a move that sends further into question the fate of a 15th Senate seat that has been vacant…
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    24 April, 2017

    Two Killed As Heavy Rains Batter Haiti’s South

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — At least two people were killed and several houses destroyed as heavy rains associated with two surface troughs battered the south of this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country for the past three days. The Directorate of Civil…
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    24 April, 2017

    Kenneth Rijock Defiant

    (Dominica News Online) US-based controversial blogger, Kenneth Rijock has said he is standing by his story which has earned him a threat of legal action in Dominica. In a recent blog he alleged that the Ambassador to Dominica of the Kingdom of Morocco,…
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    24 April, 2017

    Official: Mandatory DNA Testing Before Child Maintenance

    (Antigua Observer) Mandatory DNA testing should be required before child maintenance orders are granted for children in Antigua & Barbuda and the wider region, the head of an organisation geared towards the interest of men, is suggesting. President of the…
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    22 April, 2017

    Security Breach Possible — Dillon

    (Trinidad Guardian) National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says an investigation is to be conducted to determine if possible national security breaches were committed when a senior officer at the Gasparillo Police Station went to the nearby Tabaquite…
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    22 April, 2017

    Kenneth Rijock To Face Legal Action In Dominica

    (Dominica News Online) Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan has revealed that controversial blogger, Kenneth Rijock will be facing legal action in Dominica in relation to some of the things he has published on his blogs. Rijock, a compliance officer specializing in…
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    22 April, 2017

    Cabinet Awaits Police Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Assault

    (Antigua Observer) Information Minister Melford Nicholas said that the Cabinet is waiting for the completion of a police investigation into allegations that a Member of Parliament (MP) sexually assaulted an 18-year-old girl before it addresses the matter.…
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    21 April, 2017

    US Immigration Services Wants End To Temporary Protection For Haitians

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), James McCament, has issued a recommendation that the United States end temporary protections by next January for 50,000 Haitians who are allowed to…
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    21 April, 2017

    Late-Night Clashes Claim 9th Victim Of Venezuelan Unrest

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A young Venezuelan man returning home late from work was fatally shot when he got caught in the middle of late-night street clashes that engulfed several working-class neighborhoods in Caracas. The death Thursday night of Melvin…
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    21 April, 2017

    CDC Still Warning Travelers About Zika In The Caribbean

    (News Americas Now) NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 21, 2017: Reports of Zika cases in the Caribbean may have disappeared from the headlines and even PAHO’s latest epidemiological reports show few to no reported cases, but the US Centers For Disease Control is still…
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    21 April, 2017

    Police Investigating Plot To Kill President Granger

    (Demerara Waves) The Guyana Police Force is currently investigating an assassination plot against President David Granger –a security challenge that government is taking seriously. This was confirmed by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who today (April 20,…
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    20 April, 2017

    No Pay Cuts, No Layoffs – Chastanet

    (St Lucia News Online) There are no plans to downsize the St. Lucia civil service or cut the salaries of civil servants, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said. Responding to a reporter’s question about rumours of pay cuts and downsizing at a press briefing…
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    20 April, 2017

    Venezuela's Opposition Seks To Keep Pressure On Maduro

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in…
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    19 April, 2017

    Bill Passed For Visitors To Pay $10 US

    (BVI News) The House of Assembly has passed a Bill through which the government is seeking to have all visitors to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) start paying $10 into a fund that is yet to be established. The Bill, which is entitled Environmental…
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  • 19 April, 2017

    Region Prepares To Fight Terrorism In Joint Military Exercise

    (Barbados Today) Radicalized Caribbean nationals returning home from fighting alongside the so-called Islamic State (IS) – otherwise called ISIS or ISIL – are posing some of the greatest challenges to law enforcement officials in Barbados and the rest of the…
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