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CDB and PAHO sign agreement to support mental health in aftermath of natural disasters

14 June 2018

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) have signed an agreement to enhance capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in disaster management in the Caribbean. Read More

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Antigua and Barbuda denies suspension of PetroCaribe initiative

14 June 2018

ST JOHN’S – The Gaston Browne led administration has dispelled as “fake news” a report that Venezuela will be discontinuing the sale of petroleum products under the PetroCaribe agreement with Venezuela. According to a government statement following Wednesday’s Cabinet... Read More

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Venezuela to suspend oil delivery to some Caribbean countries

14 June 2018

CARACAS – Venezuela’s state owned oil and natural gas company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has announced plans to suspend petroleum deliveries to some Caribbean countries under its PetroCaribe agreement. A report from the South American country’s Oil Ministry... Read More

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St Lucia police detain two following bomb threat at airport

09 June 2018

CASTRIES – Police are questioning two French nationals after they claimed a bomb had been placed at the George F.L Charles airport, north of here causing the facility to be evacuated. Eyewitnesses said that the unidentified man and woman had earlier raised an objection... Read More

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Finance Minister reiterates ‘brighter day’ ahead for Trinidad and Tobago

08 June 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Finance Minister Colm Imbert has reiterated that the Trinidad and Tobago economy is showing signs of improvement and again blasted “those naysayers’ whom he said were trying to paint a negative economic picture of the twin island republic. Imbert,... Read More

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Former Jamaica PM wants 'serious face to face consultation' on CSME

08 June 2018

GEORGETOWN – Former Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding Friday called for a “serious to face” consultation on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME) to ensure its survival even as he acknowledged that within the region “most, if not all... Read More

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Fish kill attributed to current drought conditions

07 June 2018

ST JOHN’S – The death of thousands of fish over the past few days, has been attributed to the drought conditions now affecting the island. According to the chief environment officer in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Diann Black-Layne, based on the initial... Read More

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Barbados to host CARICOM conference on security and crime

02 June 2018

BRIDGETOWN – Barbados will host a Drug Treatment Court (DTC) awareness and training workshop as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) responds to the crime and security situation in the region. A statement from the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that a number... Read More

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Jamaica signs MOU with United States to combat child trafficking

02 June 2018

KINGSTON – The United States is providing US$4.5 million in funding for projects and other activities over the next four years under an agreement with signed with Jamaica for a Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, which is aimed at combating the trafficking... Read More

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Antigua PM urges financial support for cash-strapped LIAT

31 May 2018

ST GEORGE’S –The Antigua and Barbuda government Wednesday urged regional governments to provide a subvention to the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, so as to ensure its future viability. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, addressing a seminar on Air transport Competitiveness... Read More

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PAWI elects new leaders

31 May 2018

The General Conference of The Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies has elected Bishop Sonny Williams of St Vincent and the Grenadines as General Presiding Bishop of PAWI. The election took place on Wednesday in Tobago. Williams is the first non-Trinidadian... Read More

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Uber pausing operations in Trinidad

30 May 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government said the Uber, the popular taxi app that announced it would be “pausing” its operations here from Wednesday, was operating here illegally, even as it maintained it is a technology company that provides software and... Read More

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Guyana suggests hackers deliberately changed map of country

28 May 2018

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government Monday said there’s a “strong possibility" that hackers may have deliberately set out to change the configuration of the Guyana map showing the country without the Essequibo region during last weekend’s celebration of 52 years of political... Read More

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Anguilla to receive US$5.6 million loan from CDB to meet debt obligations

28 May 2018

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$5.6 million to assist the Government of Anguilla in meeting its fiscal obligations after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017. The funds will... Read More

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Governor satisfied with progress following hurricanes

28 May 2018

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix – Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), Kenneth Mapp, says he is satisfied with the progress made in rehabilitating the country, eight months after it was battered by two category five Hurricanes. Mapp was speaking to the Caribbean... Read More

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Hearse driver, boy die as gunmen fire at mourners

28 May 2018

KINGSTON – Jamaica police were continuing their search Monday for the gunmen who shot at mourners at a funeral on Sunday leaving two people, including a 17-year-old boy dead. Police confirmed that the driver of the hearse Michael Bent as well as Dontae Jackson were... Read More

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Hundreds expected to have criminal records expunged

24 May 2018

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Hundreds of people are expected to have criminal records expunged from the system due to the establishment of a Rehabilitation Board in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders legislation which came into effect in 2017. Read More

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IMF says Grenada’s economy grew by nearly five per cent in 2017

23 May 2018

WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Monday said the Grenada economy grew by 4.5 per cent last year, driven by strong activity in construction, tourism, and education sectors. In a statement released here, the Washington-based financial institution... Read More

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Opposition Leader warns of culture of “pervasive rape” in St Vincent and Grenadines

22 May 2018

KINGSTOWN – The leader of the main opposition New Democratic Party, (NDP), Dr Godwin Friday has warned of a “pervasive rape culture” in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Addressing the annual convention of the NDP’s Women’s Arm on Sunday, Friday said that the island’s... Read More

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EU to remove two Caribbean countries from blacklist of tax havens

20 May 2018

BRUSSELS – Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are likely to be removed from the European Union list of tax havens next week, when European finance ministers meet here. The Bahamas and St Kitts-Nevis had in the past strongly objected to be included in the... Read More

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CARICOM team observes Venezuela elections

20 May 2018

CARACAS – A six-member Caribbean Election Observer Team is in Venezuela, observing its elections on Sunday. “To date the preparatory process for the elections are going well,” said Antigua and Barbuda Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International... Read More

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