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    24 March, 2017

    T&T Education Minister Denies Murdered Child Organs Removed

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Education Minister Anthony Garcia has described as “totally false” social media reports that the organs of the murdered 16-year-old student, Jesse Beephan, were missing when the body was found near his school in central…
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  • 24 March, 2017

    April 8 Special Election To Move Forward As Rodriquez Gets Denied Again

    (V. I. Consortium) ST. THOMAS — The April 8 special election will move forward after U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez denied a motion by Kevin Rodriquez to stay or delay the election while an appeal of the matter was ongoing. The Wednesday four-page…
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  • 24 March, 2017

    Cline Compares Governor’s Action To Nuclear Weapon

    (BVI News) Pastor Claude Skelton Cline has compared a constitutional action taken by the Governor John Duncan to a nuclear weapon, adding that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government is too coward to orchestrate a solid push-back. Governor Duncan has…
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  • 23 March, 2017

    Grenada Receives Grant For Geothermal Energy Development

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$231,630 to the government of Grenada to build its capacity for planning and implementation of its geothermal energy development roadmap. The…
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  • 23 March, 2017

    CBI Financed Development Paves Way For Future Projects in Dominica

    ROSEAU, Dominica -- Citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes are not usually associated with creating new affordable housing communities. However, the Petite Savanne Resettlement Programme in Dominica is a ground-breaking scheme to rehouse residents…
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  • 22 March, 2017

    Guyana Prevents Cartons Of Tuna From Entering Country

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana has refused entry of 2,000 cartons of tuna imported from China saying the action was prompted by an Inspector’s report on samples taken from a container on March 9 this year. The Government Analyst- Food and Drug Department…
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  • 22 March, 2017

    Barbados Joins Jamaica, TnT Banning Corned Beef From Brazil

    (Caribbean News Service) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22 2017 – Barbados has banned the importation of corned beef and other meat products from Brazil, following in the footsteps of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. The Barbados Government Information Service…
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    22 March, 2017

    PM Calls For Prayers, Commends Emergency Response Personnel

    (St Lucia News Online) Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has called for prayers and support for the families of those affected by an explosion which occurred in the Cul de Sac area on Tuesday evening (March 21st). Early reports indicate that there has…
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    21 March, 2017

    EU Calls For Greater Collaboration With CARICOM

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States and CARICOM, Daniela Tramacere is calling for closer collaboration between Europe and the region “to drive forward a common agenda in global and…
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  • 21 March, 2017

    Haiti Lawmakers Approve New Prime Minister

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haiti's lower house has ratified President Jovenel Moise's candidate for prime minister, finally filling the country's No. 2 post. After 19 hours of discussion, the Chamber of Deputies voted Tuesday morning to approve Dr. Jack…
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  • 21 March, 2017

    Couple In Court For WPC Joseph’s Murder, Lawyers Claim Client Tortured

    (Trinidad Guardian) Kenneth “Miller” Browne, 38, the ex-boyfriend of murdered WPC Nyasha Joseph, along with his ex-wife Melissa Browne, 28, appeared in court yesterday charged with murder. Kenneth also faced an additional charge of illegally disposing of…
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    20 March, 2017

    CDB Provides Funds For Poverty Reduction In 8 Caribbean Countries

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it is providing US$40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight Caribbean through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF). It said the resources will support improved…
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    20 March, 2017

    Analysts Say PM’s INCSR Response Was A Crass Over-Reaction

    (Antigua Observer) Political analysts have labelled Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s vilification of the United States (US), the opposition and the free press in response to a damning US report as a crass over-reaction that was not in the national interest and…
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    20 March, 2017

    Two Charged With WPC’s Murder

    (Trinidad Guardian) A Sea Lots man and a Carenage woman are expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today charged with the murder of WPC Nyasha Joseph. Charges were laid yesterday after homicide officers received instructions from the Office of…
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    18 March, 2017

    US State Department: 100 Criminal Gangs In T&T

    (Trinidad Guardian) This country’s high murder rate continues to be driven primarily by gang and drug-related activities and a study has shown there are more than 100 gangs operating in T&T, according to the US State Department’s 2017 crime and safety report.…
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    18 March, 2017

    Bring The Evidence And I’ll Step Down, Browne Says

    (Antigua Observer) Prime Minister Gaston Browne has promised to “resign forthwith”, if those who allege that his wife’s charity benefitted from public funds provide the evidence to prove this. “Evidence of even one cent,” he told the Parliament on Friday. In…
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  • 18 March, 2017

    Privilege Of A Lifetime To Serve Jamaicans, Says Simpson Miller

    (Jamaica Observer) Leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller, told the House of Representatives on Thursday that she is proud of being Jamaica’s first, and only, female prime minister. “When I consider 43 years in representational politics, I am humbled…
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  • 17 March, 2017

    Sir Derek Walcott Dies

    (St Lucia) Sir Derek Walcott KCSL OBE OCC passed away at his home about 7:30 a.m. today after a prolonged illness. He was 87. Walcott was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was Professor of Poetry at the…
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    17 March, 2017

    PM Rebuffs US Report

    (Antigua Observer) A 2017 US State Department report that gave a scathing assessment of Antigua & Barbuda, has been fiercely rebuffed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) Volume II on Money Laundering…
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    16 March, 2017

    PM Skerrit Condemns Those Who “Seek To Destroy Dominica”

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has called for the immediate condemnation of any actions which he said seek to destroy Dominica as it does not only affect him and his cabinet but the country on a whole. Speaking recently, Skerrit…
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    16 March, 2017

    WPC’s Body Found At Mouth of Caroni River

    (Trinidad Guardian) Another man being sought for questioning in connection with the murder of WPC Nyasha Joseph surrendered to police last night, mere hours after her body was found by fishermen at the mouth of the Caroni River. The 24-year-old suspect’s…
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  • 15 March, 2017

    Cops Freed Of Murder, Wounding Charges In Death Squad Trial

    (Jamaica Gleaner) Police Corporal Roan Morrison and Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown have been freed of criminal charges in the so called police death squad trial. For almost five weeks, the cops were on trial for murder and wounding with intent. But after…
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  • 15 March, 2017

    Bahamas: Tornado At Airport Damages Plane, Cars

    (The Tribune) NASSAU, Bahamas, Mar 15 2017 – A totnado touched down at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) early Tuesday morning causing significant damage to a Bahamasair plane and minor damage to several cars at a nearby car rental agency.…
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    15 March, 2017

    Gov’t Orders Resumption Of Probe Into CIP Investor

    (Antigua Observer) The government has ordered the resumption of the investigation into the granting of citizenship to Chinese investor, Lihua Tian, who allegedly wilfully concealed material facts in support of her application which was approved. A notice…
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    14 March, 2017

    More Water Woes After Explosion At Crabb's

    (Antigua Observer) For the second consecutive day, the majority of households and businesses on the island will be without water, and the head of the Water Business Unit at Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) Ivan Rodrigues is asking residents to…
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    14 March, 2017

    Astaphan Denies Claim PM Skerrit Refrained From Traveling To US

    (Dominica News Online) Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan has denied claims the Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has refrained from traveling to the United States since the arrest of Iranian national and ex-Dominican diplomat, Ali Reza Ziba Halat Monfared. In his…
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  • 13 March, 2017

    Police, Army To Deal With Threat—Sinanan

    (Trinidad Guardian) Gang leaders and rogue elements have been extorting money from Ministry of Works and Transport contractors, stalling several road projects across the country. In some cases, contractors who refuse to give into the illegal demands of gang…
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    13 March, 2017

    LIAT Chairman Wants To Find Common Ground With Pilots

    (Antigua Observer) The Chairman of regional carrier Liat, Dr Jean Holder said he is committed to ensuring the survival of a committee set up to forge a new model of co-operation between the company and pilots. This is in response to the decision of the…
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  • 11 March, 2017

    Rev Paul Hanniford Pays Penalty For Having Sex With 13-Year-Old Girl

    (Jamaica Observer) REV Paul Hanniford was yesterday sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl two years ago. The sentence was handed down by Justice Lorna Shelly Williams when Hanniford appeared in the Home Circuit…
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  • 11 March, 2017

    US Authorities Probe Antiguan Woman’s Death

    (Antigua Observer) Two investigations are reportedly under way in Miami, Florida, into the death of 32-year old Antiguan Nikisha Lewis. They are being conducted by the Miami Dade Police and Spectrum Aesthetics where, according to NBC Miami, the Immigration…
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  • 10 March, 2017

    Syrian Refugees Still Awaiting Resettlement

    (Antigua Observer) The effort to get four Syrian refugees in Antigua & Barbuda to move to the United States is still being pursued by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The two groups…
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    10 March, 2017

    Eustace Feels Vindicated By Court Ruling

    (iWitness News) Former leader of the opposition, Arnhim Eustace, says he feels vindicated after the Court of Appeal decision this week to reinstate the two election petitions filed by the New Democratic Party (NDP) under his leadership. “Very much so. That’s…
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  • 10 March, 2017

    Hitmen Paid To Carry Out Recent Double Murder In Manchester — Police

    (Jamaica Gleaner) The Manchester police are reporting that they have determined that the recent killing of 36-year-old taxi driver Dinval Whyte and 33-year-old salesman Garfield Morgan, in Mollison, Christiana, was a paid hit. Head of the Manchester police,…
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  • 9 March, 2017

    SOCU’s UK Adviser Defends Arrest of Jagdeo, Luncheon; PPP Denies It Fixed House Lot Deals

    (Demaerara Waves) The Financial Investigation expert attached to the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Dr Sam Sittlington on Wednesday defended the decision to arrest former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon and…
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    9 March, 2017

    “Snack” Bully Attacks Boy, 8, Breaks His Arm

    (Trinidad Guardian) A school bully attacked an eight-year-old boy at a school in Central Trinidad on Tuesday, breaking his arm and causing injuries to his head. The Standard Two pupil of a denominational school in Carapichaima told police it was not the first…
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  • 8 March, 2017

    CARICOM Salutes Regional Women

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Wednesday said while there have been significant strides in gender equality in the region, there’s still a need for much more to be done. In a message marking International Women’s Day,…
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    8 March, 2017

    Jagdeo Shelters Under Presidential Immunity During SOCU Interrogation About Pradoville

    (Demerara Waves) Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said he invoked presidential immunity when he was questioned by investigators of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in connection with his acquisition of seaside house lots at Ogle-Sparendaam,…
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    8 March, 2017

    Mother of Sick Boy Among Deportees Despite Living In UK For 25 Years, Newspaper Reports

    (Jamaica Observer) A woman who has lived in the United Kingdom for more than 25 years and whose son suffers from a serious blood disorder, is reported to be among the Jamaican deportees scheduled to arrive in the island today – International Women’s Day. A…
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  • 7 March, 2017

    Bermuda Experiences Record Low Temperature

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC): Sub-tropical Bermuda has recorded its coldest March 5 since records began more than 50 years ago, the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) said on Tuesday. BWS said Sunday’s bone-chilling temperature fell to 47.7 Fahrenheit (8.7 Celsius) at…
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  • 7 March, 2017

    After Brief Alliance, Opposition Parties in Bahamas Split

    (Caribbean 360 News) NASSAU, The Bahamas – Less than three months after Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner tied the political knot with Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader Branville McCartney, that marriage has ended in a bitter divorce. In an…
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  • 6 March, 2017

    Machete-Wielding Men Chase Patient At St Lucia Hospital

    CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia government on Monday “strongly condemned” an incident at the island’s main hospital over the weekend where men armed with cutlasses forced hospital staff to seek cover as they pursued a patient who had earlier been…
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  • 6 March, 2017

    Haiti Announces Six Days of Mourning Following The Death of Former President

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti on Monday announced six days of official mourning for the late former president Rene Preval, who died last weekend at his home of a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or stroke. A CVA is the sudden death of some brain cells…
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    6 March, 2017

    Attorney General Agrees Supreme Court Debt Should Be Addressed

    (Antigua Observer) Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin has responded to calls from a veteran attorney, that the government should pay its arrears to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC). Benjamin stated that payments are being made on a regular basis,…
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    6 March, 2017

    Boyfriend Kills St Lucia Woman As She Celebrates Birthday

    CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia recorded its 17th murder for the year after a 31-year-old woman was stabbed to death reportedly by her boyfriend as she celebrated her birthday on Sunday. Police said Sophia Edwards was killed at her home in Ciceron on the…
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    4 March, 2017

    Mapp Signs Special Election Bills Into Law Ahead Of April 8 Contest

    (V.I. Consortium) Governor Kenneth Mapp has signed two measures into law ahead of the April 8 special election in the St. Thomas-St. John district, which has been called by Mr. Mapp to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Kevin Rodriquez. Mr. Rodriquez was…
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  • 3 March, 2017

    Rene Preval, Two-Time President of Haiti, Dead at 74

    (Miami Herald) Former Haitian President René Préval has died, his wife Elisabeth Delatour Préval confirmed. He was 74. Préval, who was president during Haiti’s tragic Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, died at home in Laboule, a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince. His…
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    3 March, 2017

    PM Regrets, But Opposition Calls On Him To Name Date For General Election

    NASSAU, Bahamas, Mar 3, CMC – Prime Minister Perry Christie has apologised for flashing his middle finger as part of an obscene gesture at a public meeting earlier this week even as the main opposition Free National Movement (FNM) called on him to name the…
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    3 March, 2017

    No ‘400 Trinis’ in ISIS - Govt

    (Trinidad Guardian) Government has denounced “loose figures” and claims being made in articles — and from the Opposition — that “400” nationals are involved in terrorist activities overseas. “There’s absolutely no correlation between that figure (400) and…
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    3 March, 2017

    Congresswoman Demands Resignation of US Attorney General

    NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has called on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after he said on Thursday that he will recuse himself from investigations related to the 2016 US presidential…
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  • 2 March, 2017

    UN Secretary-General Appoints Personal Representative on Border Controversy Between Guyana and Venezuela

    NEW YORK, USA -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Dag Halvor Nylander of Norway as his personal representative on the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela. By the Geneva Agreement of 17 February 1966, Guyana and…
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  • 2 March, 2017

    Barbados Dollar In No Danger of Devaluation, says Minister

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The Barbados dollar is not in any “danger of a devaluation” against the US dollar, asserted minister of finance, Christopher Sinckler on Monday, as he addressed a press conference to discuss the Barbados economy. He told the…
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    1 March, 2017

    Government Admits US Trade Policy Could Affect Jamaica’s Growth Projections

    (Jamaica Observer) Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday admitted that Jamaica’s growth projections could be disrupted by possible changes to US trade policy. “It is a possibility. It is a new (US) Administration and we are not sure what new trade policies…
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    1 March, 2017

    Romanians Charged For Money Laundering

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Grenada police have charged three Romanian nationals with money laundering after an undisclosed amount of United States and other currencies were seized during a raid at their apartment on Tuesday In a brief statement, the police…
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    28 February, 2017

    Attorney Dismisses Threat Of Lawsuit Against Dominica PM

    ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — An attorney for Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Tuesday dismissed a threat by an opposition legislator and attorney that he “has the right to institute private criminal proceedings” against the head of government over remarks he made…
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  • 28 February, 2017

    Four Tons Of Coacaine Worth $125 Million Found On Fishing Boat In The Atlantic Ocean

    (The Daily Mail) The U.S. Coast Guard seized 4.2 tons of cocaine in the largest maritime bust of the drug in the Atlantic for nearly 20 years. Authorities seized the drugs from a boat off South America's northeastern coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.…
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    28 February, 2017

    Murder, Shootings Mar J’Ouvert Mas

    (Trinidad Guardian) Several shootings and stabbings marred J’Ouvert celebrations in Port-of-Spain, Newtown, Tunapuna and St. Joseph - leaving one man dead and sending several others to hospital. The lone fatality occurred just before 7 am yesterday at the…
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    27 February, 2017

    Norwegian Diplomat Named To Mediate Venezuela-Guyana Dispute

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a Norwegian diplomat who dealt with the Colombian peace process to try to settle the longstanding border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana by the end of the year. U.N. spokesman…
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    27 February, 2017

    US Gov’t Policy Could Lead To Return Of Skilled Labour

    (Antigua Observer) One of the founding members of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, Dr Marcus Day, believes the present state of affairs in the United States could encourage skilled migrants to return home. Dr Day, who is also the director of…
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  • 27 February, 2017

    Lisa Hanna Responds To Death Threats

    (Jamaica Observer) Declaring that she is without fear of reprisal when it comes to women’s and children’s rights, former Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna yesterday lashed her critics, some of whom had sent death threats, for attacking her comments on…
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    27 February, 2017

    Cuba Begins Clinical Trial of HIV Vaccine

    HAVANA,Cuba (CMC) – A therapeutic vaccine aimed at reducing the viral load of patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), is currently in phase one of a clinical trial, in which its safety is studied. According to Yayri Caridad Prieto Correa, a…
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    25 February, 2017

    PM Expresses Regret Over Some Diplomatic Appointments; Reveals New Gov’t Policy

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has expressed regret over events pertaining to some people who were appointed diplomats of Dominica and has revealed a new policy which will guide the government in appointing diplomats in the future.…
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    25 February, 2017

    DLP Wants To Know Real Reason Behind March

    (Barbados Today) The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has come out swinging against Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, accusing her of having alternative motives for wanting to stage a national march of disgust on March 11. In making the announcement on…
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    24 February, 2017

    You’re Fired!

    (Barbados Today) After receiving the all clear from the Court of Appeal yesterday, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has made good on his threats to fire Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell. Worrell’s attorney Gregory Nicholls confirmed to Barbados…
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    24 February, 2017

    Cuba A Year From Getting New, Non-Castro President

    HAVANA (AP) -- If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known, 57-year-old Communist Party official. It will be the first time since…
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  • 24 February, 2017

    Lisa Hanna Gets Death Threats, Police Launch Probe

    (Jamaica Observer) The police say they are now investigating vicious death threats made on social media against parliamentarian Lisa Hanna after she called for recordings of incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and other murder convicts to be banned…
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  • 24 February, 2017

    Grenada To Ban Styrofoam Imports

    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — The Grenada government said it is to table legislation banning the importation of Styrofoam and plastic as part of a proper waste management strategy. “I intend to bring to Parliament a Styrofoam Bill which will ban the…
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  • 23 February, 2017

    Trump's Phone Call To PM Rowley May Have Cost Trinidadians over TT$3 Million

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- With Caribbean leaders counting on a direct connection to US President Donald Trump to boost their domestic and regional political image, very few of them are willing to fork out the exorbitant price tags that many of the big shot…
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  • 23 February, 2017

    Dominica President Addresses Rioting In Roseau

    ROSEAU, Dominica (CBN4) -- Two weeks after violence erupted in the capital city of Roseau, president of Dominica, Charles Savarin, has addressed the rioting and looting. The rioting followed a meeting held by the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) earlier…
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  • 23 February, 2017

    CARICOM SG lauds Saint Lucia’s leadership role on Sustainable Development on its 38th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended the Caribbean Community’s congratulations to Saint. Lucia on its 38th anniversary as an independent nation. In a message to Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet, Ambassador LaRocque expressed the…
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    22 February, 2017

    Mapp Considering Shutting Down Govrenment For One Day Every Two Weeks

    (V.I. Consortium) ST. CROIX — Governor Kenneth Mapp at a press conference held at Government House today revealed that his administration has been considering shutting government operations down one day every two weeks until September 30, to help keep the…
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    22 February, 2017

    You Cannot Manufacture Allegations – Linton to Baron

    (Dominica News Online) Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, has thrown out a challenge to Foreign Affairs Minister, Francine Baron to come up with the specific statements that he made against with which she is taking issue. On Tuesday Baron wrote to Linton and…
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    22 February, 2017

    Changes to CIP in the OECS Could Benefit Antigua & Barbuda

    (Antigua Observer) The outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Chisanga Chekwe, said the decision of other countries offering Citizenship by Investment Programmes (CIPs) to lower their fees under the National Development…
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  • 21 February, 2017

    Burke Sues Keith Mitchell

    (The New Today) Former Finance Minister, Nazim Burke has given instructions to his team of lawyers to institute legal proceedings against Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell after he ignored demands made to apologise for alleged libelous statements against him.…
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  • 21 February, 2017

    Foreign Minister Demands Apology, Compensation From Two Journalists, Opposition Leader

    (Dominica News Online) Foreign Minister, Francine Baron, has written to talk show hosts Matt Peltier and Angelo Alleyne, as well as Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton for reportedly ‘defaming her character’ in relations to US$10,000 she received in Malaysia…
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  • 21 February, 2017

    Three Women Arrested For Kidnapping And Robbery

    VIPD, Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands: On February 20, 2017 the 911 Call Center reported at 10:02p.m., a 22 year old female being abducted from her residence and robbed. The Victim stated that her friend, Tiffany Mendez, 34 years old, came to…
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  • 21 February, 2017

    UN Calls On Haiti To Respect Human Rights Of Detainees

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations (UNSG) and head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Sandra Honoré, has reiterated her concerns over the deaths of 42 detainees…
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  • 21 February, 2017

    Inniss: Barbados Bigger Than Sinckler or Worrell

    (Barbados Today) Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss has weighed in on the public row between his Cabinet colleague, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, and Governor of the Central Bank of…
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  • 21 February, 2017

    Internal Investigation Launched At Passport Office

    (iWitness News) “A weakness connected to personnel” resulted in the case in which a passport was issued to someone who, more than five years ago, stole the identity of the young woman who would become Miss SVG 2016, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told the…
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    20 February, 2017

    C'bean Countries Warned of the Impact Of Lingering Drought Situations

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Many Caribbean countries experienced a relatively dry January this year but there is some likelihood for incipient drought concerns in some places by the end of February if it becomes as dry as January, the Caribbean Drought and…
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    20 February, 2017

    Deportation Crackdown - Fear Spikes As US Tightens Policies On Illegal Immigrants

    (Jamaica Gleaner) Veteran immigration attorney-at-law Dahlia Walker-Huntington is of the firm belief that the Jamaican economy will soon feel the sting of the ramped-up deportation exercises currently taking place in the United States. The heightened fear of…
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    20 February, 2017

    Rowley, Trump Pledge To Deepen T&T/US Ties

    (Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and United States President Donald Trump yesterday agreed that both administrations will continue to strengthen the relationship which exists between the two countries. In a release yesterday, the Office of…
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    18 February, 2017

    2016 UWI Report Reveals Guanapo Lead Contamination Above Permissible Limits

    (Trinidad Guardian) Lead concentration at the Guanapo Landfill was up to 75 times more than the acceptable level when samples collected by the Department of Chemistry at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus were tabulated, according to a May…
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    18 February, 2017

    Caribbean Leaders Concerned About Donald Trump Immigration Policies

    (Caribbean News Service) GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 18 2017 – Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community expressed concern Friday that US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could lead to a slowdown in travel to a region dependent on tourism. As…
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    17 February, 2017

    T&T Gov't Requests Report On Lead Contaminated Water

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago government has requested a report amid concerns that lead contaminated water from a landfill has been entering a water treatment plant owned by the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) since 2014. “As a…
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    17 February, 2017

    CARICOM SG Calls For Collective Response For Regional Challenges

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government continue to pursue the course for sustained economic development, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has said it demands…
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    17 February, 2017

    CARICOM To Employ Lobbyist In Fight Against Correspondent Banking

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have agreed to employ the services of a lobbyist to help the region deal with the issue of de-risking in the banking sector, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said.…
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    17 February, 2017

    BVI Announces Task Force To Study Fallout From Brexit

    (BVI News) Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that he will establish a task-force to examine the implications Brexit will have for the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Brexit is the process by which Britain is seeking to leave the European Union, which…
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    17 February, 2017

    UWP Team In Guyana To Meet With CARICOM Heads

    (Dominica News Online) A United Workers Party (UWP) team is presently in Guyana and will be meeting with CARICOM Heads to brief them on reasons why the party is calling for the resignation of Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. The Heads are presently gathered…
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  • 16 February, 2017

    USVI Governor Issues Executive Order To Reduce Operating Costs To Protect Essential Services

    ST THOMAS, USVI -- By executive order, US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has taken major steps to reduce the cost of government operations, given that cash revenues flowing into the treasury are insufficient to meet current expenses. Noting that the…
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  • 16 February, 2017

    Grenada's Serial Suer Is Himself Being Sued

    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada’s notoriously litigious prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, is now himself on the receiving end of a defamation claim made by Senator Nazim Burke. In a letter dated January 30, 2017, to Mitchell, lawyers acting for Burke…
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  • 16 February, 2017

    Businesswoman Charged With Gun, Ammo Possession

    BUSINESSWOMAN and mother of two Sandy Bachan appeared in court on Wednesday charged with the illegal possession of a pistol and eight rounds of ammunition. Bachan, 36 of Carapichaima faced Chaguanas First Court senior magistrate Jo-Anne Connor. She entered a…
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    15 February, 2017

    Babies Among T&T Nationals Held In Turkey

    (Trinidad Guardian) The group of eight T&T nationals detained in Turkey since July 2016 includes two families and two babies four and ten months old. The T&T Guardian confirmed the information on Monday from foreign officials close to the matter. The group…
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  • 15 February, 2017

    Gisele To Bid For City South Seat

    (Antigua Observer) The Chairman of the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) D Gisele Isaac said she has finally decided to throw her hat in the political ring, after being asked to serve as caretaker for the St John’s City South constituency. Isaac said…
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    14 February, 2017

    Jamaican Doctor Pioneers Disc Replacement Procedure

    (Jamaica Observer) A group of doctors has high hopes that an artificial disc, owned exclusively by a Jamaican-born doctor, can be used as a tool to drive medical tourism in Jamaica. The technology was used for the first time in a four-level disc replacement…
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  • 14 February, 2017

    Sanctioned For Drugs, Venezuela Vice-President Slams U.S. 'Aggression'

    (Reuters) Venezuela's powerful Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Tuesday called his blacklisting by the United States on drug charges an "imperialist aggression" in the first bilateral flare-up under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. "We…
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    14 February, 2017

    UPP Gives Joanne Massiah The Boot

    (Antigua Observer) Nearly two years after the row started, the United Progressive Party (UPP) has officially expelled embattled Member of Parliament (MP) Joanne Massiah, the representative of the All Saints East and St Luke constituency. The development also…
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  • 14 February, 2017

    St Vincent Opens New Multi-Million Dollar International Airport

    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines Argyle International Airport was officially opened on Monday evening with a flag-raising ceremony in which Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that the facility is “a symbol, it is a metaphor of…
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    13 February, 2017

    Dominica Opposition Leader Denies Involvement In Plot To Overthrow Gov't

    ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Opposition Leader Lennox Linton Monday denied any involvement in a plot to overthrow the Dominica government and says he fears he could be arrested on trumped up charges to that effect. In a posting on his Facebook page, Linton said…
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  • 13 February, 2017

    Bloody Weekend In Bahamas, Opposition Calls For Gov’t To Break Silence

    NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The police on Monday appealed to citizens to provide information “no matter how small or insignificant the tip may seem” as they launched investigations into several murders in the Bahamas over the weekend. Police said that the…
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    13 February, 2017

    Union Concerned About Job Losses As Liat Cuts Routes

    (Antigua Observer) The union representing a wide cross section of Liat staff has hinted at possible job cuts as a direct result of the airline’s decision to drop certain routes from its itinerary, and has called for dialogue prior. General Secretary of the…
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