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President raises possibility of T&T doctors working in Holland

17 January 2018

THE HAGUE – President Anthony Carmona has discussed the possibility of having doctors from Trinidad and Tobago being employed in Holland. Carmona, who is here to speak at the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) opening of the judicial year on Thursday, raised the... Read More

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Opposition calls Finance Minister to explain himself or resign  

16 January 2018

KINGSTOWN – The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) on Monday restated its call for Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves to explain himself amidst the ongoing saga in which former model Yugge Farrell claimed that she was involved in an extra-marital affair... Read More

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Over 100 Barbudans prepared to purchase lands

16 January 2018

ST JOHN’S – The Gaston Browne led administration over 100 Barbudans have indicated their willingness to purchase lands on Barbuda. The government said his comes on the heels of the recently-passed Barbuda Land Amendment Act (2017), “giving born-Barbudans or Barbudans... Read More

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Opposition leader says citizens must benefit from medical marijuana industry

15 January 2018

KINGSTOWN – Leader of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Godwin Friday, says the Ralph Gonsalves government must ensure that any medical marijuana industry established in St Vincent and the Grenadines benefits citizens. “Whatever happens with the developments... Read More

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CCRIF disbursed over US$100 million during ten year period

14 January 2018

The Director of Projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Daniel Best says between 2007 and September 2017, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) disbursed approximately US$119 million to Caribbean countries. Of that amount approximately US$62... Read More

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Air rage passenger fined

14 January 2018

HAMILTON, Bermuda – A 53-year-old Bermuda resident has been fined US$700 after admitting hurling abuse at crew and families on a British Airways (BA) flight to the island. On Friday, a Magistrates’ Court heard that Helder Viera shouted obscenities at other passengers,... Read More

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Haiti: Caribbean dignity unbowed

13 January 2018

Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica – The following statement was issued by the Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation... Read More

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Activists, ICE face off over detained Trinidadian community leader

13 January 2018

NEW YORK – An escalating legal battle played out on Friday in the case of Trinidadian Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant rights activist whose detention on Thursday by US federal immigration authorities sparked protests that led to the arrest of 18 people, including members... Read More

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CARICOM condemns Trump’s language

13 January 2018

The following is a statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on comment made by the President of the United States of America. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President... Read More

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Trump’s reported reference to Haiti has injured relations with US − says Caribbean diplomat

13 January 2018

ST JOHN’S – A senior Caribbean diplomat has criticised US President Donald Trump over his alleged remarks regard Haitian nationals residing in the United States. However, Trump, has denied making disparaging remarks regarding Haitians, people from El Salvador and... Read More

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LIAT appoints new chief financial officer

12 January 2018

ST JOHN’S – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline has announced the appointment of Rojer Inglis as chief financial officer. He replaces Julie Reifer-Jones who assumed the office of chief executive officer in 2017. Prior to joining LIAT (1974) Ltd, Inglis was the chief financial... Read More

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Opposition leader writes PM requesting meeting to address crime

12 January 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad Bissessar has written to the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, requesting a meeting to address a legislative approach to tackling rising crime. On Thursday, the former Prime Minister... Read More

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Archdeacon:Church should stay away from partisan politics

11 January 2018

CASTRIES –The new Archdeacon of the Anglican Church of St Lucia, Christian Ezekiel Glasgow, says that the church ought not to become involved in partisan party politics. But at the same time, the clergyman told reporters that the church must be involved in politics.... Read More

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Jamaican government to spend billions to improve border security

11 January 2018

KINGSTON – The Andrew Holness led administration is taking steps to improve the country’s border security. On Wednesday, National Security Minister Robert Montague announced that the government is spending US$11 billion to among other things obtain six additional... Read More

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Seaborne Airlines to be sold to US carrier

10 January 2018

SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico based Seaborne Airlines is being sold to US carrier Silver Airways. Seaborne, which operates flights across the eastern Caribbean, is being sold because of financial strain caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The airline says most of... Read More

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Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

10 January 2018

TEGUCIGALPA – A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean region between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands late Tuesday – one of the strongest quakes to hit the region in recent times. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said the Central American... Read More

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Former President George Maxwell Richards is dead

09 January 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The fourth president of the Trinidad and Tobago – Professor George Maxwell Richards is dead. Richards, who was 86, died on Monday, following a heart attack. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in offering condolences said Trinidad and Tobago had lost... Read More

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Guyana Private Sector Commission concerned about Exxon contract

09 January 2018

GEORGETOWN – The Private Sector Commission (PSC), has expressed concern about the recently released contract between the Government and US oil giant Exxon Mobil. On the weekend, the PSC said while the contract – released just a few days ago, is welcomed, it believed... Read More

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Caribbean passengers delayed at JFK after flood, storm backlog

08 January 2018

NEW YORK – Caribbean nationals are among scores of passengers that are expecting long delays after John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York tries to “dig out” from last Thursday's winter storm. Scores of rescheduled flights, damaged equipment and other... Read More

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PM says Trinidad and Tobago still facing difficult road ahead

08 January 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Sunday acknowledged that Trinidad and Tobago will have to undergo “more adjustment” before it is able to “clear these dangerous rapids towards clam water”. In a wide ranging address to the nation, Rowley, nonetheless... Read More

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Venezuela orders cut off of air, sea traffic with three Caribbean neighbours

07 January 2018

CARACAS – Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has ordered a temporary shutdown of air and maritime traffic with three Caribbean neighbours, accusing smugglers there of seeking to plunder his South American country. In a televised address on Friday, Maduro said he... Read More

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