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Shots fired outside Dominica Parliament

23 May 2017

ROSEAU – There were reports of shots being fired at Parliament this afternoon just as proceedings ended for lunch. Dominica News Online reported that protesters tried to break through barricades around the Parliament building. It was not immediately clear who... Read More

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Pilots’ union not happy with LIAT, management responds

23 May 2017

ST JOHN’S – The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) says the management of the regional carrier, LIAT has failed to honour an agreement concerning a new salary structure and a result the Association on Monday described its relations with the airline... Read More

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Unrest in Salisbury

22 May 2017

REPORTS OUT OF Dominica say police were despatched to Salisbury this morning after the main road was blocked by debris which was set on fire. There were also reports of bottles and stones being thrown. The action impeded traffic from Roseau and Portsmouth. Read More

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UWI professor honoured

22 May 2017

PROFESSOR E. NIGEL HARRIS, retired Vice Chancellor of UWI Mona campus, now resident in Saint Lucia, was honoured for his outstanding contribution to rheumatology, when the he Caribbean Association for Rheumatology (CAR) held its 9th annual scientific meeting in Curacao... Read More

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Opposition Leader to call for vote of no confidence

22 May 2017

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Leader of the main opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP), David Burt has announced plans to call a motion of no confidence in the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) at the next sitting of parliament as the outcome of the next general election,... Read More

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Investigation to be launched into fire at Isla oil refinery

21 May 2017

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – An investigation will be launched following a massive fire that occurred earlier today at the Isla oil refinery here. The fire at the facility, run by Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, (PDVSA) broke out at one of the refinery’s... Read More

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US Coast Guard offloads US$1.2 million worth of marijuana seized in Caribbean

20 May 2017

ST CROIX, US Virgin Islands – The United States Coast Guard says it has offloaded 573 pounds of marijuana, worth US$1.2 million, that was seized in the Caribbean Sea. On Friday, the Coast Guard said that the drug – offloaded in the US Virgin Islands, follows a recent... Read More

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Haitian migrants apprehended by security

20 May 2017

NASSAU – Over four dozen Haitian migrants were apprehended in the eastern Bahamas early Wednesday during a joint exercise by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Royal Bahamas Police Force and Immigration authorities. The police report that shortly after 10 a.m., a boat... Read More

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Statement from CORFOR on Venezuela situation

19 May 2017

FOREIGN MINISTERS of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gathered in Bridgetown, Barbados, at the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) deliberated on the changes taking place in the international environment, as well as in their... Read More

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Five killed, several missing in Haiti after flood rains

19 May 2017

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Five people were killed and at least 19 are missing following heavy rains that battered sections of the country earlier this week. Officials in the Department of Civil Protection on Thursday reported that a 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old woman... Read More

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St Kitts working to eradicate gang-related activities in schools

18 May 2017

BASSETERRE – The Ministry of Education is working to eradicate the infiltration of gang- related activities in schools in its efforts to safeguard the learning and teaching environment, says Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education William Vincent Hodge. ... Read More

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Cannabis Commission to visit St Lucia

18 May 2017

CASTRIES – The CARICOM Cannabis Commission is scheduled to hold meetings here shortly, to hear the views of St Lucians on the subject of marijuana. The commission is preparing to hold a consultation in St Lucia next month with a view to understanding the position... Read More

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'Significant fallout' from flooding

18 May 2017

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday that Government will revisit the budget to identify funds for infrastructural repairs following extensive rainfall on Tuesday which caused significant damage in several communities across the island. Holness,... Read More

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$175m for flood repairs

17 May 2017

KINGSTON – The Government says it has allocated $175 million in emergency funding to address critical infrastructure repairs in six of the parishes worst affected by adverse weather in recent weeks. According to Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, the allocation... Read More

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Christie resigns as party leader after defeat at polls

16 May 2017

NASSAU – 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 (NGC). The former prime... Read More

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Govt to implement measures to recover missing children

16 May 2017

KINGSTON – State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government will continue to explore additional measures to alert members of the public when a child goes missing in order to aid in their safe recovery. “In 2015, we had 1... Read More

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Prime Minister had report on Chinese citizen, says Opposition leader

15 May 2017

BASSETERRE – Leader of the main opposition St Kitts Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Dr Denzil Douglas has disclosed that he has in his possession, irrefutable evidence that Prime Minister Timothy Harris was given a full report on a Chinese economic citizen in April of... Read More

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St Kitts deactivates two passports issued under CBI

14 May 2017

BASSETERRE –The Government has deactivated the passports belonging to the two economic citizens alleged to have defrauded state institutions in the People’s Republic of China out of US$100 million. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Timothy Harris during a press... Read More

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CDB puts climate change on the agenda

14 May 2017

BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is calling attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the Region’s resilience to climate change impacts. On May 24, CDB will host a seminar to review the Caribbean’s gains in climate adaptation and... Read More

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July date for Jack Warner extradition case

14 May 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – A High Court Judge will on July 31 rule on the extradition proceedings initiated against former government minister and football official Jack Warner. Warner is wanted in the United States to face corruption allegations stemming from his time as vice-president... Read More

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Minnis vows to serve with integrity

13 May 2017

NASSAU – Dr Hubert Minnis was on Thursday sworn in as the fourth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas since the country gained political independence from Britain in 1973. Minnis, a medical doctor and former minister of health was sworn into office late... Read More

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