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    26 June, 2017

    No More Visa-Free Travel From Antigua To Canada

    (Antigua Observer) Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda will require visas to travel to Canada in less than 24 hours. Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst confirmed this in an interview with OBSERVER media today. Prime Minister Gaston Browne is expected to make a…
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  • 26 June, 2017

    President Trump's Climate Change Stance Spells Doom For Small Islands, Experts Warn

    (Caribbean 360 News) WASHINGTON, USA, Monday June 26, 2017 – Acclaimed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking believes that Donald Trump has taken “the most serious and wrong decision on climate change this world has seen”, and top scientists agree, especially…
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    26 June, 2017

    LIAT Promises Better Employer/Employee Relations

    (Antigua Observer) Regional carrier LIAT is admitting that it has not done enough to engage its employees over the years since more attention was paid on how to turn around its financial challenges and then the re-fleeting exercise. The company said it is now…
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    26 June, 2017

    It’s Either Mia or Owen, Suggests Poll

    (Barbados Today) Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is now more popular than the current Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. And if elections were held today, the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) would more than likely win by a landslide. This is based…
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    24 June, 2017

    Barbados Records Reduction In Unemployment

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Barbados' unemployment rate stood at 9.7 per cent in 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points from the 11.3 per cent recorded at the end of 2015, according to official figures. The Barbados Statistical Service's Continuous…
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    24 June, 2017

    Simpson Miller, Four Party Members Must Answer Trafigura Questions In Open Court

    (Jamaica Observer) Former President of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller and four party members will have to answer questions in open court in relation to the $31-million Trafigura donation after the Court of Appeal yesterday…
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  • 23 June, 2017

    CHTA Wants Better U.S. - Cuba Relations

    MIAMI (June 23, 2017) - The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) regrets the recent U.S. reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region. The Association…
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  • 23 June, 2017

    Cash-Strapped Bahamas Government Announces Job Freeze

    (Caribbean 360 News) NASSAU, The Bahamas – Just six weeks after coming to office, the Dr Hubert Minnis administration in the Bahamas has slapped a freeze on hiring in the public service. The moves comes on the heels of damning revelations from Dr Minnis this…
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  • 23 June, 2017

    Woman Died Of Fat Clot In Lung From Liposuction At Miami Clinic, Autopsy Says

    (Antigua Observer) A 32-year-old mother of two from Antigua who traveled to South Florida for cosmetic surgery at a Miami office clinic in March died from fat clots in her lungs associated with liposuction, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s office reported on…
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  • 22 June, 2017

    Association Established To Intervene In Cross Border Trade With Haiti

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — An association has been formed in an effort to solve the deadlock with Haiti's ban on several products from the Dominican Republic. During a meeting on Wednesday, retailers and transport organisations from the four…
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    22 June, 2017

    Electoral Commission Receives Over $6-Million For Voter ID, Cleansing Of Elector’s List

    (Dominica News Online) The Electoral Commission of Dominica has announced that it now has at its disposal $6,130,350 the infrastructural means for the introduction of identification cards and the effective verification of the identity of voters and…
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  • 21 June, 2017

    Barbados PM Wants The Region To Have A New Look At 'Brain Drain' Argument

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says to describe the export of Caribbean nationals to countries across the world as a brain drain “is to see the glass as half-empty”. “I have never seen the export of manpower as a…
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    21 June, 2017

    C'bean/American Congresswoman Urges Restoration Of Obama's Cuban Policies

    NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette C Clarke has called on her colleagues in the United States House of Representatives and the Senate to join in an effort to restore former US President Barack Obama's “practical,…
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    20 June, 2017

    Antigua Gov't Hits Back At Bruce Golding

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — The Government of Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday hit back at former Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding, who described a statement by Prime Minister Gaston Browne on the political situation in Venezuela as “foolishness”. In a…
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    20 June, 2017

    Let’s Step Up The Pace Of Regional Integration

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — We celebrate, by the Grace of God, 36 years since the formation of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. Even as we give thanks for the many blessings and accomplishments so must we equally acknowledge the several shortcomings…
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    20 June, 2017

    Venezuela Walks Out Of Americas Summit In Mexico

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Venezuela's foreign minister walked out of a meeting of regional diplomats to discuss the South American country's political crisis on Monday as a 17-year-old anti-government demonstrator was shot and killed by security forces during…
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    20 June, 2017

    D.O.J Arrests Former BMV Director and Two Others In Real ID Alleged Scheme

    (V.I. Consortium) ST. CROIX — A former director of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and two others have been arrested on multiple charges stemming from an alleged scheme to defraud the government through a federal driver’s license program, Attorney General Claude…
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    20 June, 2017

    Police Call In UPP Political Hopeful For Questioning Again

    (Antigua Observer) Retired Defence Force Captain George Wehner is again the subject of a police investigation just weeks after he was charged for alleged death threats on the lives of 14 government officials who were bullseye targets in a political campaign…
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    19 June, 2017

    New Airline Rejects Sealy’s Argument

    (Nation News) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 19 2017 – New regional carrier Trans Island Air (TIA) has hit back at Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy’s suggestion that conditions in the travel business are rough for new airlines in the Caribbean to survive. In a…
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    19 June, 2017

    'Foolishness!' - Golding Slams Gonsalves Over Venezuela Crisis

    (Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica's decision to participate in discussions at the Organisation of American States (OAS) - whose general assembly starts today - over the Venezuela situation is "correct", former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said, as he chides…
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    19 June, 2017

    St Vincent PM Says Regime Change In Venezuela Could Destabilise CARICOM

    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has warned his colleagues in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that the quest for a regime change in Venezuela could destabilise some CARICOM member states. In a…
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  • 17 June, 2017

    Donald Ramotar Defends Fired Drugs Czar; Says DEA Had Confidence In Him

    (Demerara Waves) Former President Donald Ramotar Friday afternoon defended James Singh who has been fired as Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), saying the former drugs czar had a very fruitful relationship with the United States Drug Enforcement…
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  • 17 June, 2017

    OECS Convenes Citizenship by Investment Stakeholder Meeting

    (OECS) Representatives from the region’s five Citizenship by Investment Programmes (CIP) met in Saint Lucia today to explore opportunities for increased collaboration and harmonisation of due diligence processes. The meeting, convened at the behest of Heads…
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    17 June, 2017

    Cops Probe Mafia Link In Chinese Killings

    (Trinidad Guardian) Speculation that a Chinese mafia operating in T&T ordered the hit on the lives on Chinese nationals Shirui Zhao and Yangli Gu is one of the theories being investigated by police. Investigators told the T&T Guardian that they have received…
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    16 June, 2017

    Trump Says 'Canceling' Obama Cuba Policy, Restricts Travel and Trade

    (Reuters) President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean island’s military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "terrible and…
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    16 June, 2017

    T&T Third Most Favoured Caribbean Country For Refugees

    (Trinidad Guardian) As the global refugee crisis continues to worsen, the United Nations has warned that more and more displaced persons are seeking relief in the Caribbean, with T&T recording 400 new applications during the period January to now, which…
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    16 June, 2017

    PM Says New ID System Will Secure Citizens' Personal Information

    (Jamaica Observer) PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the new national identification system (NIDS), to be facilitated under the National Identification and Registration Bill, will only verify citizens' identity in response to requests for information. “It…
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    15 June, 2017

    One Killed, Several Injured As Heavy Rains Lash Haiti

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – One person has been confirmed dead and dozens injured following a mudslide in the district of Archaie on Wednesday. The police report that at least five houses were destroyed by the massive mudslide, triggered by heavy rains.…
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    15 June, 2017

    MP Urges Gov't To Challenge Countries Denying Jamaicans Jobs Under CSME

    (Jamaica Observer) Member of Parliament (MP) for Manchester North Western Mikael Phillips has called for a push back against Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries that continue to shut out Jamaicans who are legitimately seeking employment in those member…
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    15 June, 2017

    New Regional Carriers Likely To Fail, Says Sealy

    (Barbados Today) New airlines attempting to break into the regional air transport sector are likely fail due to the number of unprofitable routes, according to Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy. Sealy’s ominous warning came just…
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    14 June, 2017

    Cuba Starts Election Cycle, Likely Last Of Castro Presidency

    HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba is starting an electoral process that is expected to end with President Raul Castro stepping down in February. The Council of State says in Wednesday's state media that voting for municipal assemblies will take place on Oct. 22. It doesn't…
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  • 14 June, 2017

    Bandits Went To Kill Fr Harvey But Couldn’t

    (Trinidad Guardian) Two of three men who accosted Fr Clyde Harvey on Monday morning were sent to kidnap and murder him, the priest told the media yesterday. Speaking the St Benedict’s Monastery where he was attending the final session of a two-day seminar,…
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    13 June, 2017

    Portia, Davies To Resign From Parliament On June 29

    (Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of Opposition Business Phillip Paulwell has announced that former Prime Minister and Leader of the People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller and former Finance Minister Dr Omar Davies intend to resign…
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  • 13 June, 2017

    T&T: Bandits Weighed Abducting Father Harvey

    (Trinidad Guardian) Dissatisfied that all they got was an old cellphone and $1,000, three armed bandits who stormed the St Martin de Porres Church early yesterday threatened to kidnap renowned Roman Catholic priest Fr Clyde Harvey for a $50,000 ransom.…
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  • 13 June, 2017

    T&T Gov't Investigating Reports Relating To Former Michael Jackson's Doctor

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago government said it is investigating reports that the Grenada-born cardiologist Dr Conrad Murray, who in 2011 was convicted and jailed for the involuntary manslaughter death of pop legend Michael Jackson,…
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    13 June, 2017

    UPP Says: Call The Elections Now

    (Antigua Observer) “Call the elections now!” was one of the more highly applauded statements of the night at the opposition United Progressive Party’s (UPP’s) Black March which moved through St John’s yesterday in a protest to air its dissatisfaction with the…
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  • Image result for Keith Rowley WINN FM
    12 June, 2017

    Rowley To Review His MPs

    (Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday reiterated that Government intends to restructure struggling state-owned energy company Petrotrin, especially in the face of tough economic times. He also warned People’s National Movement (PNM) MPs…
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    12 June, 2017

    Puerto Rico Upholds Statehood Demand In Contentious Vote

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor is vowing to make the U.S. territory the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote's legitimacy. Gov. Ricardo Rossello…
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    10 June, 2017

    Proposed US Budget Cuts Could Pose Regional Security Problems, Caribbean/American Leaders Warn

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American leaders in Washington have warned that proposed cuts to the United States Department of State’s foreign aid budget could have serious implications for the region at a time when there is increasing concern…
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    10 June, 2017

    PM Skerrit Chastises Media For Negative News

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has chastised the media in Dominica saying that it goes to the gutters and garbage bin to find negative stories about the country. He was addressing members of the media after the contract signing for…
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    10 June, 2017

    Emboldened By Court Ruling, Democratic Party Calls On Legislature To Seat Rodriquez

    (V.I. Consortium) ST. THOMAS — The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands in a release issued Saturday, said that members of the 32nd Legislature, whose majority is made up of nine Democrats, should seat beleaguered Senator-elect Kevin Rodriquez, whose…
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    9 June, 2017

    Puerto Rico Prepares To Vote On Political Status Amid Crisis

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor is pushing ahead with his top campaign promise of trying to convert the U.S. territory into a state, holding a Sunday referendum to let voters send a message to Congress. His party has launched an…
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    9 June, 2017

    Prosecutor Urges Venezuelans To Reject Constitution Rewrite

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's chief prosecutor called Thursday for Venezuelans to reject President Nicolas Maduro's push to rewrite the nation's constitution and urged the Supreme Court to annul the process immediately, further deepening her divide…
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    9 June, 2017

    Five More Charged In Student’s Beating

    (Barbados Today) Five more female students of the Lester Vaughan Secondary School went before the law court today charged with the May 17 beating of a schoolmate, bringing to nine the number of children facing charges in that incident. They appeared before…
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    8 June, 2017

    PM Happy As Govt Beats Court Actions

    (Trinidad Guardian) “It ain’t gonna happen!” That was Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s declaration yesterday, as he warned the Opposition that Government will strenuously fight any further moves to stymie his Government. “Anybody could go to court, what we…
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  • 7 June, 2017

    Trinidad Sends “Forceful” Complaint Letter To Jamaica

    (Caribbean News Service) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 07 2017 – Trinidad’s Minister of Foreign and CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Affairs, Dennis Moses says he has written to his Jamaican counterpart, Kamina Johnson Smith, complaining in a “forceful manner”…
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    7 June, 2017

    Antigua Initiates Steps To Impose Tax On Sugary Beverages

    (Antigua Observer) Antigua & Barbuda has taken the first step to what will likely result in an increase in taxes on soft drinks as well as food with a high sugar content in keeping with the global move to stem the increase of diabetes and other…
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    6 June, 2017

    Dominica Described As Russia’s ‘Very Promising’ Caribbean Partner

    (Dominica News Online) Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, has told the Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, that Dominica is Russia’s “very promising partner” in the Caribbean region. At a meeting on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International…
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    6 June, 2017

    Trinidad Woman Charged With Importing Weapons In Dog Food, Granted Bail

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – A woman who has been charged with importing 19 illegal firearms in a barrel containing dog food, was granted bail when she appeared in court in Trinidad on Monday.Hafeisha Dillon, 28, a geriatric nurse has been charged under…
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    3 June, 2017

    St. Vincent PM Praises CARICOM On Position Taken On Venezuela

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves has praised Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries for acting “with independence, courage and concerted action” during the Permanent Council meeting of the…
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  • 3 June, 2017

    T&T Legislator Wants Apology Over "Patting Down" Of Gov't Minister By J'can Immigration

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Ayanna Webster-Roy, has confirmed an incident in Jamaica where it is alleged that she had been “patted down' by immigration officials when she was leaving the country after…
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    2 June, 2017

    Maduro Taps Top Aides To Lead Venezuela Constitution Rewrite

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Nicolas Maduro called on his wife and other heavyweights in the ruling socialist party Thursday night to lead the government's campaign to rewrite the constitution. Maduro said first lady Cilia Flores as well as his…
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    2 June, 2017

    Law Body In Historic Vote Against CJ, JLSC

    (Trinidad Guardian) The Law Association last night called on Chief Justice Ivor Archie to step down after passing historic no-confidence motions against the CJ and members of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) over its handling of the…
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    2 June, 2017

    Wehner Gets Summons Alleging He Threatened To Kill PM, et al

    (Antigua Observer) It’s now official. George Wehner and his lawyer Leon Chaku Symister have been served with a summons to appear in court on August 24, to answer charges of threatening to kill and intimidation. Symister confirmed receiving the summons in…
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    1 June, 2017

    T&T Calls For Removal Of OAS Secretary General Over Venezuela Issue

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago has called for the removal of Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, over his non-neutral position on the political situation in Venezuela and warned the 15-member…
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    1 June, 2017

    Regional Leaders Advised To Impose Disaster Tax

    (Antigua Observer) The Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves wants Caribbean leaders to impose a 1 per cent Disaster Levy on their citizens to go towards disaster recovery. And while he agreed that residents may not be happy with…
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    31 May, 2017

    Former Latin, Central American leaders write C'bean leaders on Venezuela situation

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Several former heads of state and governments in Latin and Central America have called on Caribbean governments to openly condemn the ongoing political unrest in Venezuela.In an open letter to the Caribbean leaders, the former…
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    31 May, 2017

    Ministers Selected But Portfolios Not Set

    (CNS): The new Cabinet ministers have now been selected but details of the ministries and their portfolio of subjects has yet to be confirmed. At Wednesday’s Swearing In Ceremony, Progressives Leader Alden McLaughlin will once again be sworn as premier, while…
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  • 31 May, 2017

    Top Trump Administration Official Travels To Haiti

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – Just eight days after granting limited Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to 58,000 undocumented Haitians living in the United States, a senior Trump administration official is traveling to the French-speaking Caribbean…
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    30 May, 2017

    Beaten Student Seeking Compensation

    (Barbados Today) The 15-year-old Lester Vaughan schoolgirl who was the victim of a violent beating at the hands of her schoolmates earlier this month is seeking compensation for her injuries. Attorney-at-law Verla Depeiza made the disclosure Monday as a…
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  • 30 May, 2017

    Governor Confirms Government Of ‘National Unity’

    (CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick has confirmed that Alden McLaughlin, the leader of Progressives, has enough support to form a government with him at the helm and the former opposition leader, McKeeva Bush, as speaker after the two political…
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  • 30 May, 2017

    Gov’t Going Cap In Hand To Local Offshore Banks

    (Antigua Observer) The Gaston Browne administration fast-tracked another amendment to the International Banking Act through the Lower House of Parliament yesterday – one which will allow the state to borrow from the offshore sector. Browne, the prime minister…
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  • 29 May, 2017

    Guyana Not Taking Sides In Venezuela Conflict – Foreign Minister

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Guyana government Monday said it would continue to provide assistance to the people of Venezuela even though it acknowledged that Caracas has not approached it for assistance as a result of the internal disturbances in the…
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    29 May, 2017

    Regional legislators meet in Jamaica To Discuss HIV/AIDS Issues

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica will host a five-day conference that will allow regional parliamentarians to assess their role in promoting healthy living and well-being for all ages in the Caribbean.Justice Minister Delroy Chuck will deliver the feature…
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  • 29 May, 2017

    PPM-IND Coalition Appears Set

    (CNS): Alden McLaughlin looks set to remain as the country’s leader in a Progressive coalition with some of the Independent candidates, following a weekend of deals, counter-deals, backroom talks and double-crossing. While the front bench line-up is not yet…
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  • 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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