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Caribbean Labour Ministers meeting in Barbados

15 May 2019

CHRIST CHURCH – The 11th International Labour Organisation (ILO) Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour officially started this week in Barbados under the theme ‘Shaping a brighter future of work for the Caribbean”. Read More

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Billionaire investor remains in police custody

14 May 2019

BASSETERRE – A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune remained in police custody in St Kitts on Tuesday after making an appearance in court following his arrest on drug related charges last Thursday. Read More

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Move to give expats voting rights in Bermuda rejected

14 May 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda — The British government has turned down a United Kingdom parliamentary committee proposal to give British residents in Bermuda the right to vote in elections in the island. Read More

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Cuban gay activists hold unauthorised parade

13 May 2019

HAVANA – Despite a warning issued by the government of this Spanish speaking Caribbean island, over 100 gay rights activists on Saturday held an unauthorized independent pride parade. Read More

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CARPHA: Fight the bite

11 May 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has issued a call for the people of the region to help fight the spread of mosquitoes. Read More

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IMF: Trinidad economy showing signs of improvement

11 May 2019

WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it believes that the Trinidad and Tobago economy “has started showing signs of improvement” from the second half of 2017. Read More

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CCJ reserves judgement in Guyana motion of no confidence appeal

10 May 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Friday reserved judgement in the appeal brought by Guyana Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo challenging the ruling of the Court of Appeal in his country, that invalidated a motion of no confidence that was passed in... Read More

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Antigua and Barbuda makes formal approach to purchase Barbados shares in LIAT

10 May 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government has made a formal offer to Barbados to acquire its shares in the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT. A statement issued following the weekly Cabinet meeting said that “Prime Minister Gaston Browne indicated to the Cabinet... Read More

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Browne is not helping with unity

10 May 2019

As Cold War-like tensions rise between the United States, Russia and Cuba over the escalating Venezuelan crisis, it is more important now than ever that the leadership of the Anglophone Caribbean publicly speaks with one voice on this and other significant issues. Read More

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Jamaica Parliament approves extension of state of emergency

08 May 2019

KINGSTON – The Jamaica Parliament has approved a 90-day extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in the western parishes of Hanover, St James and Westmoreland as it continues to deal with the crime situation in the country. Read More

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Grenada becomes fifth shareholder government in LIAT

07 May 2019

ST GEORGE’S – Grenada has become the latest shareholder government of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, saying that the island stands to benefit from the decision to become a shareholder. Read More

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St Kitts police deny plans to arrest Opposition Leader

07 May 2019

BASSETERRE – Police have denied reports that they had planned to arrest Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas when he returned to the twin island Federation last weekend. Read More

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CTO to recognise six for outstanding work

07 May 2019

NEW YORK – Former Grenada tourism minister Brenda Hood is among six stalwarts of Caribbean tourism to be honoured by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) allied membership during Caribbean Week New York Read More

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TRINIDAD- Opposition leader responds to arrest of former AG

06 May 2019

PORT OF SPAIN– Leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar has called on supporters to remain focused following the recent arrest of former attorney general Anand Ramlogan and UNC senator Gerald Ramdeen. Read More

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WASA denies water complaints

05 May 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has denied allegations that it is engaged in the “deliberate inequity” in the distribution of water across the country as the drought situation here becomes even more severe. Read More

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Scientology cruise ship quarantined for measles

04 May 2019

A Church of Scientology cruise ship quarantined by the Caribbean nation of St Lucia for measles is due to arrive on Saturday back at its home port on the island of Curacao, where it will face similar restrictions, a top health official there said. Read More

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Tourism Minister welcomes states of emergency

04 May 2019

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has welcomed the States of Public Emergency (SOEs) that have been imposed in the western parishes of St James, Hanover and Westmoreland. Read More

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St Kitts and Nevis to provide financial assistance to LIAT

01 May 2019

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts and Nevis government Tuesday said it would provide EC$1 million in emergency funding to the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT. Read More

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Regional rum industry looking to increase share of global market

30 April 2019

CARICOM Trade Ministers approved a range of recommendations aimed at positioning the region’s rum industry to better take advantage of the global market. Read More

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Jamaica institutes water rationing

30 April 2019

KINGSTON – The National Water Commission (NWC) says it will be implementing water restrictions for sections of the Corporate Area as of Monday as it indicated that several of its water supply systems across the island are being affected by worsening drought conditions.... Read More

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CEO: LIAT staying course

29 April 2019

LIAT IS STAYING in the air in spite of its financial challenges.That commitment is coming from the regional airline’s chief executive officer (CEO) Julie Reifer-Jones, who said they would push to continue their daily operating schedule. Read More

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