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Grenada PM lauds joint UWI, rum industry initiative

18 July 2019

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell has lauded the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the West Indies Open Campus and the regional rum industry grouping – the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association... Read More

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Former NBA player to participate in Digicel camp

18 July 2019

CASTRIES – Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that former NBA player Caron Butler will participate in the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp at Centre of Excellence in Macoya, Trinidad and Tobago from July 20 to 21. Read More

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Digicel to conduct internal probe in Grenada

18 July 2019

ST GEORGE’S – Digicel, the telecommunications provider which has an arrangement with the Grenada government of Grenada to service all of its telecommunications needs, Wednesday announced plans for an internal investigation into how the bill of a former public official... Read More

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US pledges to support alternative energy projects in the Caribbean

17 July 2019

KINGSTON – The United States says it will support the Caribbean in implementing alternative energy related projects. Global Power Sector Programme Manager, Bureau of Energy Resources at the US Department of State, Faith Corneille, said that over 70 projects have been... Read More

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Antigua PM not impressed with offer made to acquire Scotiabank branch

16 July 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it is prepared to hold direct talks with Scotiabank over the acquisition of its local branch here after indicating that the Trinidad and Tobago-based financial institution was seeking as much as “300 per cent” more... Read More

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Mountain community gets water

16 July 2019

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Paramakatoi residents will soon reap the benefits of a very complex project that began in 2017 to provide easy access to potable water for the community. Read More

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Xenophobia and racism on the rise in Trinidad and Tobago, says president

16 July 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – President Paula-Mae Weekes Monday said that the increase in the number of Venezuelans arriving here over the past few weeks has prompted xenophobia and racism in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

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Jamaica earns billions in revenue from tourism during first six months

15 July 2019

KINGSTON – Jamaica has welcomed approximately two million visitors for the first half of 2019, earning an estimated two billion US dollars, according to the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Pearnel Charles. Read More

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Jamaica committed to adequately equipping police force

14 July 2019

KINGSTON – National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to providing the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with the necessary resources to solve crime. Read More

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Heat wave warning for Caribbean

14 July 2019

WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is warning people in the Caribbean that they are at risk for heat strokes and even death as a result of the heat wave being experienced globally. Read More

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Antigua looking at new destinations for LIAT

13 July 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says its future plans for the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, is to have it fly as far north as Florida, stopping in places like Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Read More

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CCJ issues definitive orders in Guyana cases

12 July 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today issued consequential declarations and orders in two sets of cases from Guyana. The cases have to do with the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) and a no-confidence vote passed... Read More

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St Kitts opposition demands explanation for its exclusion from OECS Assembly

11 July 2019

BASSETERRE – Opposition Leader Dr Denzil L. Douglas Wednesday said he had written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Michael Perkins, requesting a formal apology and explanation for the exclusion of the Parliamentary Opposition from the national delegation that... Read More

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CDB launches Stronger Together campaign

11 July 2019

As this year’s hurricane season gets underway, psychosocial support will be utilised to help the Caribbean people when disaster hits. Read More

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World Bank helping boost productivity in Suriname

11 July 2019

WASHINGTON – The World Bank Group approved a US$23 million loan to support good international practices for sector governance and promote sector diversification in Suriname. This operation will contribute to private sector growth opportunities, boost job creation, and... Read More

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Trinidad police officers to be polygraphed and drug tested

10 July 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) says it will commence polygraph testing of all regular and special police officers as part of the “transformational policing for greater accountability” within the service. Read More

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Haitian police make no arrests in attacks on senior police officers

09 July 2019

PORT AU PRINCE – Police say they have made no arrests in the attacks on two senior law enforcement officials that left one dead over the past three days. Read More

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Holness declares state of emergency for Corporate Area

08 July 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday announced that a state of emergency has been declared in the Corporate Area police division of St Andrew South. Read More

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Cooperation key to fulfilling aspirations of Caribbean people

07 July 2019

“Let us cooperate ever more closely in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of the Caribbean.” That was the message of the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to the world, as he addressed the official opening of the 40th Regular Meeting... Read More

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CARICOM to send delegation to Haiti

06 July 2019

CASTRIES – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has agreed to send a prime ministerial delegation to Haiti where opposition forces are seeking to remove President Jovenel Moise from office over allegations of embezzlement. Read More

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Jamaican minister welcomes US university’s establishment of Reggae Studies unit

03 July 2019

KINGSTON – Culture Minister Olivia Grange, has welcomed the decision of the University of Minnesota to establish an International Institute for Reggae Studies. Grange gave her support to the initiative during her visit to the University over the weekend. Read More

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