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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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  • 11 February, 2017

    Gov’t divests Caymanas Park After Several Years of Searching for Suitable Investor

    MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw yesterday assured the racing fraternity of a smooth transfer of ownership of the Caymanas Park racing assets to Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL). “It is anticipated that we will have a smooth transfer,”…
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  • 11 February, 2017

    Opposition Condemns Violence In Dominica; Denies Responsibility

    ROSEAU, Dominica -- The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) executive has condemned the acts of violence and vandalism that erupted in the streets of Dominica’s capital, Roseau, earlier this week. Leader of the opposition Lennox Linton rejected claims from…
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    10 February, 2017

    Increase in Guillain Barre Syndrome since Zika

    (Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Since the outbreak of the Zika virus infection in Jamaica, there has been a marked increase in the number of suspected cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) in Kingston and St Andrew, the Parish Disaster Preparedness…
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  • 10 February, 2017

    Dillon Not Going To Quit

    (Trinidad Guardian) National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says failure is not an option for him and therefore he will not be stepping down, although the murder rate continues to spiral. Speaking with the T&T Guardian yesterday after the commissioning…
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    10 February, 2017

    CIU Probes Iranian Connection As Passport Audit Continues

    (Antigua Observer) The Cabinet of Antigua & Barbuda has ordered a re-examination, by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), of the applications of 19 passport holders who acquired Antigua & Barbuda citizenship through investment, on the suspicion that…
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  • 9 February, 2017

    Oscar López Rivera Will be Arriving in His Homeland Today

    International Committee for Peace Justice and Dignity (Feb 9, 2017): After 35 years and 8 months in U.S. prisons freedom fighter Lopez Rivera has been transferred to Puerto Rico. Congratulations, Congratulations, Congratulations! A million hugs to Oscar,…
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  • 9 February, 2017

    It May Take A Constitutional Amendment Before USVI Residents Can Vote For President, Justice Sotomayer Says

    (V.I. Consortium) ST. CROIX — U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonya Sotomayor, above, who was invited to the territory by the District Court of the Virgin Islands and is hosting events on St. Thomas and St. Croix dubbed, “An Evening with the Honorable…
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  • 9 February, 2017

    Dominica PM Says a Coup Was Planned Against His Gov't

    ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the leadership of two opposition parties had planned to storm his office and “seize the seat of power” during Tuesday night’s disturbances that led to demonstrators setting fire to buildings and…
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  • 9 February, 2017

    Cops Brace For Gang War After Diego Man Slain

    (Trinidad Guardian) Police in the Western Division are bracing for an upsurge in gang-related incidents following the murder of Sheldon Trimmingham of La Puerta, Diego Martin. Trimmingham’s murder came just over 24 hours after a gang leader from the area and…
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    8 February, 2017

    Roseau Violence Not About UWP Meeting Linton Says

    (Dominica News Online) Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, has condemned what he described as “violence and vandalism” which took place in Roseau on Tuesday night following a public meeting organized by opposition parties calling for the resignation of Prime…
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    8 February, 2017

    Governor Mapp Calls Special Election For St. Thomas-St. John District

    (V. I. Consortium) ST. THOMAS — Governor Kenneth Mapp late Tuesday signed a proclamation calling for a special election to fill the vacancy in the 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands, after an opinion from District Court Judge Curtis Gomez left the matter…
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    8 February, 2017

    LIAT Cuts More Routes

    (Antigua Observer) Antigua-based carrier Liat will be cutting several routes as of next month, as “part of its efforts to achieve greater profitability and improve efficiency”. Flights to and from the United States Virgin Islands and between Dominica and…
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  • 7 February, 2017

    Fraser Replaced – Fahie Now Opposition Leader

    (BVI News) Months after being voted out as Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Julian Fraser suffered another blow when he was replaced officially today as Leader of the Opposition. His arch rival, Andrew Fahie, is now the holder of both…
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    7 February, 2017

    Jovenel Moise Sworn In As Haiti's New President

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Jovenel Moise was sworn in Tuesday as Haiti's president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle, inheriting a chronically struggling economy and a deeply divided society. The 48-year-old entrepreneur took…
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  • 7 February, 2017

    St Vincent Bans Styrofoam Products

    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — The St Vincent and the Grenadines government has announced a ban on the importation of styrofoam products. Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves delivering the EC$976.4 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) budget to Parliament on…
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    7 February, 2017

    IMF Approves US$41m For Haiti

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is providing US$41.6 million to Haiti under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) in the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew last October. The Washington-based financial institution…
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  • 7 February, 2017

    Plans To Archive Voters’ Fingerprints For Use Across Government Agencies

    (Antigua Observer) Parliament will soon debate — a Bill to amend the Representation of the People Act 2003 as the government seeks to incorporate a system for capturing, digitising and archiving citizens’ fingerprints during the electoral process. According…
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    6 February, 2017

    Sudan Added To CIP Ban List

    (Antigua Observer) Sudan has been added to the list of states whose nationals are not allowed to apply for citizenship under Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). The ban was communicated as a Cabinet decision which was made public on…
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    6 February, 2017

    Media Tracks Isis Fighters From T&T

    (Trinidad Guardian) Reporters from the New York Times and Al Jazeera are speaking to members of T&T’s Muslim community following last week’s news that 130 nationals are involved in terrorist activities in countries abroad. The updated figure was given last…
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    6 February, 2017

    Opposition Planning Demonstration For Dominica PM's Resignation

    ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) says it is planning a demonstration on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Opposition Leader Lennox Linton said the demonstration to be led by the…
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  • 4 February, 2017

    No Elections Just Yet, Bahamas Prime Minister Says

    (Caribbean 360 News) NASSAU, The Bahamas – There will be no snap elections in The Bahamas, Prime Minister Perry Christie has said in the face of heightened expectation. “Elections are not in the near future,” he told Parliament this week. In fact, he served…
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    4 February, 2017

    CARICOM and Switzerland Deepen Relations

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is looking forward to a concrete programme of cooperation with Switzerland after the European country’s diplomat presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La…
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    3 February, 2017

    PM Skerrit’s Attorneys Serve Linton With Court Papers

    (Dominica News Online) Attorneys representing Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, have made good their promise to begin legal proceedings against Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton for alleged statements made against Skerrit. Linton was served with court papers…
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    3 February, 2017

    Eustace Raises Questions About $185m In ‘Unreported’ Debt

    (iWitness News) Leader of the Opposition, Arnhim Eustace, has accused the Ralph Gonsalves administration of not being upfront about the national debt, saying that EC$185 million has suddenly been reported under the nation’s external debt. In presenting the…
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  • 2 February, 2017

    Exploring Geothermal Energy Resources in the Eastern Caribbean

    Financing and government policy have been identified as the major challenges to the development of geothermal energy in the Eastern Caribbean. That’s one of the findings of a Survey conducted by the Energy Unit of the OECS Commission. The Survey gathered the…
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  • 2 February, 2017

    Guyana University Moves To Silence Local Media

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Fearing further public scrutiny of its operations in Guyana, Texila American University recently move to court asking that international journalist and editor-in-chief of the Guyana Guardian, Dennis Adonis, be silenced from making any…
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  • 2 February, 2017

    Grenada PM Attempts To Muzzle Local Media... Again

    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In the latest in a series of attempts to muzzle local media extending over many years, lawyers acting for Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell have written to local radio talk show host Kem Jones requiring him to issue an apology…
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    1 February, 2017

    World Bank Urges Caribbean To Rethink Approach To Governance

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The World Bank is urging Caribbean countries to rethink their approach to governance, as key to overcoming challenges related to security, growth and equity. In a new report titled “Governance and the Law” the…
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    1 February, 2017

    Dillon Admits 130 T&T Nationals Joined ISIS

    (Trinidad Guardian) Approximately 130 T&T nationals - adults and family members - have left T&T to get involved in terrorist activities in other countries, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon confirmed yesterday. He gave the figure in the Senate in…
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  • 31 January, 2017

    Issue More Guns To Citizens — Kamla

    (Trinidad Guardian) Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says citizens should be allowed to carry guns to protect themselves and their families from the criminals in T&T. She made that call during a news conference at her Charles Street, Port-of-Spain…
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    31 January, 2017

    Teacher Accused Of Attempted Murder Gets Bail

    (Antigua Observer) A teacher charged with the attempted murder of a 14-year-old Clare Hall Secondary School (CHSS) student was successful in receiving bail in the High Court, following his first appearance in the St John’s Magistrates’ Court yesterday. Vendiz…
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    30 January, 2017

    Congresswoman Warns Trump's Immigration Ban May Extend To The Caribbean

    NEW YORK, United States (CMC) —Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has warned that US President Donald Trump’s executive order barring entry to the US for the predominantly Muslims nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen…
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    30 January, 2017

    T&T AG Admits Hands Are Tied By Court System

    (Trinidad Guardian) “You cannot just string people up and hang them.” The growing public outcry for hangings to resume come as the murder rate soared to 53 for the year to date over the weekend. Al-Rawi said as AG he supported the death penalty as it was the…
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    30 January, 2017

    Dominican Republic to Establish Diplomatic Presence in Antigua and Barbuda

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda, CMC – President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina has agreed to establish diplomatic presence in Antigua and Barbuda. He made the statement during a recent meeting with Prime Minister Gaston Bowne on the margins of the…
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  • 28 January, 2017

    Mom, Sons Killed In Traffic Accident

    (Trinidad Guardian) Had two-year-old Kamari and his young brother Amani Collins, eight months, been in car seats, they may have survived a late night accident on Thursday in Mausica. The boys, along with their mother Carla Collins, were killed instantly when…
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    28 January, 2017

    Man Pleads Guilty To Fatal Shooting During West Indian/American J’ouvert Celebration

    NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A 28-year-old Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting another man during the 2014 J’ouvert celebration of the West Indian/American Day carnival parade. Acting Brooklyn District Attorney…
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    27 January, 2017

    T&T PM Describes Opposition Leader's Letter To Trump As Act Of Desperation

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has described as an “act of desperation” the letter written by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar to United States President Donald Trump regarding the United States Foreign Account Tax…
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    27 January, 2017

    Concerns Raised Over Commonwealth Leadership

    (BBC) The government has drafted in senior officials to support the Commonwealth amid concerns over the way it is being run, the BBC has learned. The Department for International Development (DfID) said last month the secretariat in London was "under…
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  • 26 January, 2017

    US Supreme Court Ends Stanford's Legal Efforts To Overturn Conviction

    HOUSTON, USA -- A final legal effort by R Allen Stanford to overturn what is effectively a life sentence, for operating his Antigua-based Stanford International Bank, a massive Ponzi scheme that stole the life savings from many victims in the United States…
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  • 26 January, 2017

    Twelve Haitian Migrants Found Dead In The Turks and Caicos Islands

    PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- On Tuesday, the bodies of twelve Haitian migrants were found in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), where the search for survivors and other possible victims was expected to resume on Wednesday. Police found at least five of the bodies…
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  • 26 January, 2017

    St Lucia Opposition Calls on Government Minister To Resign After Nude Pictures Go Viral On Social Media

    CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has called on minister in the ministry of finance, Senator Dr Ubaldus Raymond, to do “the honourable thing and tender his resignation immediately” following the release on social media of nude…
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    25 January, 2017

    CXC E-Testing Begins

    (Barbados Today) The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) reported success as it officially launched its Electronic Testing Service to the region yesterday. Some 500 candidates from seven countries – Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, Cayman Islands, Anguilla, St…
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  • 25 January, 2017

    PM On Dr. Raymond’s Fate: “I Can’t Rush To Judgement”

    (St Lucia News Online) Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said he is awaiting the outcome of the court matter involving his Junior Finance Minister Dr. Ubaldus Raymond before he can decide on his fate. Chastanet was referring to the nude photo scandal that…
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    24 January, 2017

    Massiah Hints There Will Be A New Political Party

    (Antigua Observer) Suspended opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Joanne Massiah has announced that a “new fresh and dynamic” political organisation, yet to be named, will field a full slate of candidates in the country’s next general elections. “In the next…
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    24 January, 2017

    Security Placed On High Alert As Carmona Gets Death Threat

    (Trinidad Guardian) Security agencies are monitoring the situation following receipt last Sunday of death threats on the life of President Anthony Carmona, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday. The anonymous death threat was received at the…
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  • 23 January, 2017

    Former Moravian President and VP Arrested In Sex Scandal

    (Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Moravian President Paul Gardner and his deputy Jermaine Gibson have been both arrested and charged with carnal abuse and indecent assault. The attorney-at-law representing the men told OBSERVER ONLINE that his…
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    23 January, 2017

    US Lawmakers Call For Action On Venezuela Food Corruption

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. The calls by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle come in response to an Associated…
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    23 January, 2017

    Two Die In Fiery Crash

    (Antigua Observer) Two men died in a car crash early Sunday morning when the Honda Civic in which they were travelling veered off Old Parham Road, slammed into Tunnel Bar, flipped onto its roof and burst into flames. The police confirmed the deceased are…
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  • 21 January, 2017

    NDP To Elect New President at Feb. 5 Convention?

    (iWitness News) Will the post of President of the New Democratic Party (NDP) be subjected to a new election in February, two months after Godwin Friday was selected by acclamation to fill it? Chair of the party, Linton Lewis, told iWitness News on Thursday…
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    20 January, 2017

    Stuart Wants ‘Full and Frank’ CSME Exchange

    (Barbados Today) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says the time has come for “full and frank discussions” on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME). “We have to look at what we have achieved, what remains to be achieved, what are the…
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    20 January, 2017

    Jamaica Tightening Up At The Border With New MOU

    (Jamaica Gleaner) Realising that international partners are in no way responsible for the safety and security of Jamaica, its waters, or its borders, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Customs Agency of…
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    20 January, 2017

    Haiti President-Elect Dismisses Money Laundering Allegations

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haiti's president-elect says money laundering accusations that have swirled around him for months are a smear campaign by political enemies. Jovenel Moise is a businessman from northern Haiti who was ex-President Michel…
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    20 January, 2017

    Burst Of Earthquake Events Recorded in Saint Lucia

    (St Lucia News Online) The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) in Trinidad has confirmed that there was a small burst of earthquake events which occurred on land in southeast Saint Lucia. These events happened on Wednesday (January 18)…
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  • 19 January, 2017

    US Lifts Gun Ban

    THE United States (US) has resumed the authorisation process for firearm export licences to Jamaica, lifting an almost two-month ban that was imposed in November last year. The US Embassy in Kingston said in a news release yesterday that the State Department…
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  • 19 January, 2017

    CARICOM Misses 2017 Renewables Target, But Transformation Under Way

    CARICOM has fallen short of its target of 20 per cent renewable power capacity by 2017 - as reflected in the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) - but all is not lost. "Yes, we missed the 2017 target," said Dr Devon Gardner, programme…
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    18 January, 2017

    Outgoing US Ambassador: Homicide Rate Out Of Control

    (Trinidad Guardian) Outgoing US Ambassador John Estrada says if he were in charge of the Police Service he would fire himself in the face of a spiralling crime problem. Estrada, who is due to fly out of T&T on Friday after a brief 10 month tour of duty admits…
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  • 18 January, 2017

    Medical History Made with First Successful Kidney Transplant at MSJMC

    (Antigua Chronicle) Monday January 16th 2017 will go down in the annals of Antigua and Barbuda as the first successfully completed kidney transplant was performed. The eight hour procedure, which was done at the Mount St John Medical Centre, marked the very…
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    17 January, 2017

    Grenada Records First Case of Microcephaly

    ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada has recorded its first case of microcephaly after the unidentified mother of the baby became infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus during her pregnancy. Health Minister Nicholas Steele said that the child, whose…
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  • 17 January, 2017

    Fatalities Unfortunate, But We Have To Defend Ourselves - Police

    (Jamaica Gleaner) The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it regrets the fatal shooting of six alleged gang members of the Ski Mask Gang who were killed by security personnel in St James last Saturday. However, it says members of the security forces are…
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  • 17 January, 2017

    Special Election May Be Called In Weeks If Rodriguez Is Not Seated, Democratic Party Wins

    (V. I. Consortium) The St. Thomas- St. John District Democratic Party, through its executive committee, has taken the position that the 32nd Legislature has the authority and responsibility to determine the eligibility of Senator-elect Kevin Rodriquez, a…
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