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    22 April, 2017

    Security Breach Possible — Dillon

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

    Kenneth Rijock To Face Legal Action In Dominica

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

    Cabinet Awaits Police Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Assault

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

    US Immigration Services Wants End To Temporary Protection For Haitians

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

    Late-Night Clashes Claim 9th Victim Of Venezuelan Unrest

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

    CDC Still Warning Travelers About Zika In The Caribbean

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

    Police Investigating Plot To Kill President Granger

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

    No Pay Cuts, No Layoffs – Chastanet

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

    Venezuela's Opposition Seks To Keep Pressure On Maduro

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

    Bill Passed For Visitors To Pay $10 US

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

    Region Prepares To Fight Terrorism In Joint Military Exercise

    (Barbados Today) Radicalized Caribbean nationals returning home from fighting alongside the so-called Islamic State (IS) – otherwise called ISIS or ISIL – are posing some of the greatest challenges to law enforcement officials in Barbados and the rest of the…
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    19 April, 2017

    Democratic National Alliance Declares Stance On Campaign Financing

    (Antigua Observer) The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) – Antigua & Barbuda’s newest political party – has used its launch to declare that it will not go cap in hand to the well-known wealthy political financiers for its campaigns. Leader of the DNA and…
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    18 April, 2017

    Venezuela's Maduro Seeks To Expand Armed Civilian Militias

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise. Maduro said he hopes to…
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  • 18 April, 2017

    Antigua Cops Hunt Jamaican Involved In Robbery

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — The police in Antigua and Barbuda are on the hunt for a Jamaican man who was reportedly involved in a recent robbery at a travel agency earlier this month. The man, 22 yeas old Anthony Kenroy Hamilton allegedly went to Innovative…
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    15 April, 2017

    St Lucia Concerned About Threat Of Terrorism To Caribbean Tourism

    CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia's national security minister, Hermangild Francis, has voiced concerns about terrorism and the possible effect on Caribbean tourism. In an address to members of the St Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture,…
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  • 15 April, 2017

    OECS/Venezuela Discuss Matters Of Mutual Interest

    (OECS) The Sixty-Fourth Meeting of the OECS Authority, which resumed in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday April 12th 2017, was honoured by a previously unscheduled visit from His Excellency Nicolas Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of…
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    14 April, 2017

    Twenty-One Injured In Three-Vehicle Smash-Up

    (Barbados Today) Over 20 people were hurt, five of them seriously, in a mid-afternoon accident at Dukes Bottom, St Thomas, causing a frightful scene and prompting a mass casualty emergency. The three-vehicle smash-up, which occurred around 3:15 p.m. and…
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    14 April, 2017

    Massiah Sets April 18 As Date To Launch Political Party

    (Antigua Observer) The expelled opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) member Joanne Massiah said she is launching her new political party next Tuesday. This comes nearly two months after the UPP ousted her and after a near two-year row following a…
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  • 13 April, 2017

    Montserrat Enlists OECS Support In Dispute With CDB

    BRADES Montserrat -- The government of Montserrat has enlisted the support of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission in its bid to have the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) re-examine its decision to drop Montserrat from its list of…
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  • 13 April, 2017

    US Donation Of Equipment To St Lucia May Be Unlawful

    WASHINGTON, USA -- A recent donation of computers and other equipment worth EC$100,000 (US$37,000) by the US embassy in Bridgetown to Saint Lucia’s Crown Prosecutions Service has been questioned by sources in other US government agencies as to whether this…
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    13 April, 2017

    Crime Woes Troubling PM

    (Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is describing Trinidad and Tobago as a “violent and lawless society” and admitting that there is “no area in crime fighting” he is satisfied with as chairman of the National Security Council. Speaking to host…
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    13 April, 2017

    Venezuela’s President Maduro Makes Unannounced Visit to St. Vincent

    (iWitness News) President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, arrived in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday afternoon for an unannounced visit on which the host government is yet to comment. Maduro was treated to a red carpet welcome when he landed at the…
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    12 April, 2017

    Guyana, Jamaica To Receive International Aviation Award

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have been selected among 12 countries to receive the Council President Certificate of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority said that…
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    12 April, 2017

    Astaphan Justifies Barring of Linton From Parliament Building; Says UWP Intellectually Bankrupt

    (Dominica News Online) Senior Counsel, Tony Astaphan, has justified the action of the police when they barred Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, from entering the parliament building on Tuesday. Linton said he was attempting to get some papers from his office…
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    12 April, 2017

    Bahamians To Vote For New Government On May 10

    (Caribbean News Service) NASSAU, Bahamas – Bahamians go to the polls on May 10 to elect a new government in a general election that Prime Minister Perry Christie said he is confident would be “free, fair and peaceful”. In a broadcast soon after Police…
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    11 April, 2017

    St Lucia PM Defends Position on Citizenship by Investment Programme

    CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he was “uncomfortable” with the wording of an opposition motion regarding the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). The opposition legislators last week stormed out of the…
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  • 11 April, 2017

    Law Enforcement Agencies Launch Massive Search For Missing Women

    (Antigua Observer) Several search teams, inclusive of police officers and defence force members, relatives and other residents have embarked on what is planned to be an island wide search for two missing women. The teams left Police Headquarters at daybreak…
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    10 April, 2017

    Pay Up Now or No Exams, UWI Tell Final-Year Students

    (Jamaica Observer) Some students at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus are now panicking over the prospect that they may not be able to sit their final exams if hundreds of thousands of dollars owed in tuition and other fees to the…
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    10 April, 2017

    Haiti President's Office Bristles Over Stoning Of Motorcade

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The office of Haiti's president is using strong language to criticize people who threw rocks at his motorcade, calling them "extremists" who must be brought to justice. President Jovenel Moise's motorcade was targeted Friday by a…
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    8 April, 2017

    Cost Of Zika Estimated At Up To US$18 Billion

    (Barbados Today) UNITED NATIONS — A new United Nations report has found that in addition to the impact on public health, the mosquito-borne Zika outbreak could cost the Latin American and the Caribbean region as much as US$18 billion between 2015 and 2017.…
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    8 April, 2017

    UPP Awaits GG’s Decision On Commission Of Inquiry Into Bribery Scandal

    (Antigua Observer) The leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) is optimistic that Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams will heed the opposition request to set up of a commission of inquiry into the Odebrecht bribery scandal. Harold Lovell and other UPP…
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  • 7 April, 2017

    Venezuela Opposition Leader Banned From Running For Office

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Leading Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles announced Friday that he has been banned from running for office for 15 years, a move sure to ratchet up tensions amid a growing street protest movement. Capriles reported the…
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    7 April, 2017

    Facebook To Help Jamaica Find Missing Children

    (Jamaica Gleaner) The Government's Ananda Alert secretariat has partnered with international social-media company Facebook to share broadcasts of missing children on the pages of Jamaican users, state minister in the youth ministry, Floyd Green, announced on…
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    7 April, 2017

    11 Named Storms Expected In Slightly Below Average 2017 Hurricane Season

    (V. I. Consortium) In their first predictions of the year, the CSU team is predicting 11 named storms during the Atlantic hurricane season. CSU expects four of the 11 named storms will become hurricanes, with two likely to reach major hurricane status. Major…
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  • 7 April, 2017

    Police Appeal To Mother Of Discarded Foetus To Come Forward

    (Antigua Observer) Investigators in the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda (RPFAB) are hoping that the mother of a six-month-old foetus that was discovered at Crawl Bay, Wednesday, will come forward voluntarily to speak to authorities. Yesterday, Police…
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  • 6 April, 2017

    Trinidad-Tobago Defence Force Claims Over Soldier's Death Disputed

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Statements made earlier this week by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) in relation to what it described as a flow of misinformation being disseminated by some conspiracy theorists in relation to the recent death of…
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  • 6 April, 2017

    Former government Should Have Been Arrested, says Dominica PM

    ROSEAU, Dominica (CBN4) -- In an attempt to clarify some of the challenges his administration faced when they entered office, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has indicated that the preceding government mismanaged the affairs of the country.…
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  • 6 April, 2017

    CARICOM Chairman assures Russia of Caribbean Community’s Solidarity In Wake of Deadly Bombing

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) His Excellency Brigadier (ret) David Granger, President of Guyana, has condemned the bombing of the train in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Chairman, in a…
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    5 April, 2017

    CARICOM Chairman Condemns Acts Of Terror In UK, Russia

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) His Excellency Brigadier (ret) David Granger, President of Guyana, has condemned the bombing of the train in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Chairman, in a letter to His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President of the…
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    5 April, 2017

    Liat And Unions Agree To Talks

    (Antigua Observer) A task force comprising executives of the regional carrier Liat, unions representing the carrier’s workers and an official from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is to be set up to make recommendations on the way forward for the airline.…
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    5 April, 2017

    US Congresswoman Urges C'bean Community To Fight Trump's Immigration Policies, Warns Of Impeachment

    NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has called on the Caribbean community in the United States to strongly oppose the Donald Trump administration’s immigration policies. “The way in which this administration is…
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    4 April, 2017

    Govt Counts the Cost of NCDs at $209M

    (Barbados today) The struggling Barbados economy is losing $145 million a year as the cost of treating non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continues to soar, according to Minister of Health John Boyce. Boyce Monday morning told a consultation on a National…
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    4 April, 2017

    Liat Mum On Call To Axe Management

    (Antigua Observer) The union representing Liat pilots is calling for the immediate removal of the airline’s top managers, amidst the implementation of a salary deferral system that was rejected by staff and the union, among other issues. Yesterday, the…
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    3 April, 2017

    Principal Suspended Over Bullying Incident

    (Trinidad Guardian) Almost two months after a student at the Mayaro Government School had his arm broken by another student during an incident on the school’s compound, the school’s principal has been suspended indefinitely. This was confirmed yesterday by…
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    3 April, 2017

    US Court Rules in Favour of A&B in Stanford Ponzi Scheme Case

    (Antigua Observer) Antigua & Barbuda has, according to lexology.com, successfully appealed a US district court ruling that under certain exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (the “FSIA”), Antigua was subject to suit relating to its alleged…
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    3 April, 2017

    LIALPA Reluctantly Calls For Removal Of LIAT Management

    (St John’s, Antigua) The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) unfortunately has no other choice but to call on the Shareholder Governments to remove the current LIAT management. We reluctantly make this call because we will not stand by and…
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  • 1 April, 2017

    Crawford’s T&T Assets Frozen

    (Trinidad Guardian) The High Court has granted an order brought by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi to freeze the funds of Shane Crawford under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Following the move yesterday, Al-Rawi said the Government will continue to use all legal…
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    1 April, 2017

    PM Skerrit Stands Firm Amidst Calls For His Resignation

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has made it clear that he is standing firm even as the opposition United Workers Party is heaping pressure on him to resign. With its slogan, “Skerrit must go,” the UWP held two public meetings on…
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    1 April, 2017

    Venezuela High Court Reverses Move To Strip Congress' Power

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's president and Supreme Court backed down Saturday from a surprise move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American country was no longer a democracy. President…
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    1 April, 2017

    The U.S. Virgin Islands: One Hundred Years Under U.S. Rule

    (V. I. Consortium) ST. CROIX — As the Virgin Islands of the United States realized 100 years together, the territory’s leaders, along with Washington representatives and the prime minister of Denmark — whose ancestors sold the territory to the U.S. in 1917…
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    31 March, 2017

    Brexit Team Announced – Premier Says BVI Is Proactive

    (BVI News) While claiming that his government has been proactive in relation to Brexit, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office Brodrick Penn will head a task force, which will examine in detail the risks and opportunities…
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  • 31 March, 2017

    US Names Trinidadian National As International Terrorist

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States has named Shane Dominic Crawford, a Trinidad and Tobago national among a group of “Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs)”. The Department of State in a statement posted on its website noted that…
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  • 31 March, 2017

    PM Skerrit Proposes ‘Conversation’ With Trade Unions On Salary Negotiations

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has proposed what he described as a ‘conversation’ with trade unions and other bodies in Dominica to discuss the issue of public sector wages and the realistic capacity of the government. The meeting…
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  • 30 March, 2017

    OECS Needs a Unified Approach To Development, says Economist

    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The biggest impediment to growth of the economies of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is their small size and scale of production, and the lack of a unified regional approach to development. That’s the view of Dr…
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  • 30 March, 2017

    Guyana May Be Just Weeks Away From Economic Crisis, says Economist

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Having narrowly missed the economic after-effects of the 2008 Wall Street financial crash (the global financial crisis), and surviving a 2014 potential FOREX slide (since it is on the list of nations that could have suffered collateral…
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    29 March, 2017

    OAS Pushes Venezuela To Engage In Dialogue As Tensions Flare

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of the Organization of American States urged Venezuela's government and opposition to settle their differences through dialogue Tuesday, backing off from threats to suspend the socialist-run country and providing President Nicolas…
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    29 March, 2017

    Dillon Calls Out Army, Cops After Murder Spree

    (Trinidad Guardian) It’s “war” on unruly or other negative elements in Enterprise, Chaguanas. National Security Minister Edmund Dillon signalled this stand while speaking in the Senate yesterday on the situation in Enterprise, now racked by heightened gang…
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    29 March, 2017

    Charges Against UPP Trio Dismissed

    (Antigua Observer) The United Progressive Party (UPP) said a magistrate has vindicated three of its senior members following the dismissal of embezzlement, corruption, fraudulent conversion and larceny charges against Senator Harold Lovell, Dr Jacqui Quinn…
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    28 March, 2017

    Female Attorney Fears Rigged Elections

    (The New Today) A female attorney-at-law has raised the prospects of Grenada not having a free and fair election at the next national poll widely expected some time this year. Claudette Joseph expressed the view in light of the recent unprecedented move by…
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  • 28 March, 2017

    Slain Suspect In McDonald's Hostage and Robbery Incident Was A Minor, Police Chief Confirms

    ST. THOMAS — St. Thomas-St. John District Police Chief, Jason Marsh, said during a press briefing here on Monday that the suspect that was shot by police during the McDonald’s robbery and hostage incident on Saturday night was a minor, as well as one of the…
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    28 March, 2017

    Denied A March, UWP To Host Public Meetings

    (Dominica News Online) The opposition United Workers Party will be hosting two public meetings on Thursday after the party was denied a march through Roseau which was organized for that same day. The first meeting will be held at the Pottersville Hard Court…
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    27 March, 2017

    Former AG Calls For FBI, Scotland Yard Assistance To Fight T&T Crime

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj on Monday called on the government to seek the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Britain’s Scotland Yard to help stem the crime situation that has so far…
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    27 March, 2017

    Suspect Shot Dead By Police Following Hostage and Robbery Incident At McDonald's St Thomas

    (V. I Consortium) ST. THOMAS — An incident that occurred just before 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night at a McDonald’s restaurant in Sugar Estate here left one suspect dead after engaging in a shootout with police, and two other suspects with minor injuries,…
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    27 March, 2017

    Phillips Appeals To The Youth As He Takes The Baton From Simpson Miller

    (Jamaica Observer) David Phillips reached out to the youth of Jamaica yesterday to join hands with the People’s National Party that he now leads in a bid to fulfil the dreams of millions of citizens who want to see major improvement in their homeland. In a…
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  • 25 March, 2017

    Government Mulls Ban On Soft Drinks In Schools

    (Barbados Today) Barbados could follow in the footsteps of Trinidad and Tobago in banning the sale and promotion of sweet drinks at schools across the island. The ban in Port of Spain, which was approved by the Keith Rowley Cabinet, is due to take effect on…
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    25 March, 2017

    First Ever Cleft Palate Repair In USVI Performed At Schneider Hospital

    (V. I. Consortium) ST. THOMAS — Earlier this week a team of clinicians at Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) successfully performed the first ever cleft palate repair in the Virgin Islands, the hospital has announced. The patient, a 3 year old girl…
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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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