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Homeless Dominicans invited to T&T

22 September 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced special arrangements to waive immigration restrictions so Dominicans left homeless by Hurricane Maria can come to Trinidad and Tobago and stay for a period of time. Speaking during the post-Cabinet media... Read More

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Red Cross team going to Dominica

21 September 2017

A global Red Cross emergency team is on its way to Dominica. The 12-person Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) is made up of experts from around the world and will serve as a frontline for Red Cross support to the battered island. This was revealed... Read More

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Portia Simpson Miller to receive honorary degree from UWI

21 September 2017

The University of the West Indies will hold a special convocation on September 30 to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller, former Prime Minister of Jamaica. The ceremony will take place at the Assembly Hall, The UWI... Read More

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24 presumed dead in Dominica

21 September 2017

Reports out of Dominica indicate that 15 residents from the southern community of Pointe Michel are presumed dead as a result of Hurricane Maria which devastated the island of Dominica on Monday night. A resident of the community described the situation there as... Read More

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Prime Minister of Dominica declares state of emergency

20 September 2017

A state of emergency has been declared in Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. In a statement on Wednesday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the Commonwealth of Dominica was still isolated with no means of communications and transportation... Read More

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PM Harris tours areas affected by Hurricane Maria

20 September 2017

BASSETERRE – The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris was out early Wednesday morning to personally assess the extent of damages done to homes, businesses and public sector structures by the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Maria on Tuesday. He... Read More

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LIAT flight disruptions due to Hurricane Maria

19 September 2017

ST JOHN’S – Several destinations in the LIAT network were affected by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria continues its trek through the Caribbean and LIAT continues to monitor its progress and its effects on our destinations. Due to the closure of several airports... Read More

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CDEMA gears up for complex Dominica mission

19 September 2017

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency has mobilised its resources for what is expected to be a difficult and complex operation in Dominica following last night’s direct hit by Hurricane Maria. Addressing a Press conference this afternoon at CDEMA’s Lower... Read More

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Premier says TCI is open for business, a fortnight after Irma

19 September 2017

GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands – The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) says the British Overseas Territory (BOT) is on the road to recovery nearly two weeks after it was hit by a Category 5 hurricane. Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson has... Read More

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Government distances itself from scam

19 September 2017

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas government Monday distanced itself from a so-called “Cash Grant Programme” that is aimed at helping people improve their standard of living. In a brief statement, the government said it is “aware of information circulating, purported... Read More

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8 p.m. Update: Maria now a Category 5 hurricane

18 September 2017

Hurricane Maria has become a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane as the eye and the intense inner core nears Dominica. At 8 p.m. Maria was centred about 15 miles (25 km) east-southeast of Dominica and about 40 miles (70 km) north of Martinique. Maria is... Read More

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Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport closed

18 September 2017

As a direct consequence of Hurricane Maria, now classified as a category 3 hurricane and currently hitting Martinique, the Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport is now closed. All flights have been cancelled and passengers are asked to contact their respective... Read More

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Gunman holds student hostage in Trinidad

18 September 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago police have detained a man who held a secondary school student hostage on Monday at a school, east of here. Police said that the unidentified man shot at police officers who had responded to the incident at the MIC Technology Centre... Read More

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Major Caribbean cruise ports remain closed

18 September 2017

SOME OF THE major cruise ports in the Eastern Caribbean have been closed indefinitely as the tourism authorities continue to survey the damage following the passage of Hurricane Irma. The ports on the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and St Maarten have... Read More

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Hurricane Maria prompts shutdown in Dominica, St Lucia

18 September 2017

ROSEAU – The Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit on Sunday ordered the closure of all schools, business and government offices as Hurricane Maria continues on path towards the island. “Shelter managers have been advised to open all shelters and we are deploying... Read More

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Caribbean scales up mosquito control efforts

18 September 2017

WASHINGTON – Countries in the Americas, including the Caribbean, are working to control mosquitos and raise awareness of the diseases they transmit as part of the Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) Mosquito Awareness Week efforts. PAHO said the focus is to... Read More

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Premier fires his agriculture and environment minister

17 September 2017

BRADES, Montserrat – Premier Donaldson Romeo has fired his agriculture and environment minister Claude Hogan, less than 48 hours after he took to the airwaves here saying there is need for a new paradigm in dealing with the socio-economic development of the volcano... Read More

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St Lucia PM to address United Nations General Assembly

17 September 2017

CASTRIES – St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will address the 72nd t meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which begins in New York later this month. The UNGA gets underway from September 19 and will be held under the theme Focusing on People:... Read More

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Tropical systems in Atlantic Ocean threatening progress in BVI

16 September 2017

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands – Two tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean are threatening to reverse progress made here since the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on September 6. Rain associated with the systems resulted in flooding over the last few days... Read More

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Belize suspends oil shipment under PetroCaribe programme

16 September 2017

BELMOPAN, Belize – The Alba PetroCaribe Belize Energy Limited (APBEL) says it has suspended the long standing agreement with the Venezuelan state oiled company Trafigura/Puma and Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) under the PetroCaribe programme. APBEL said in a... Read More

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Two killed as protests continue against budget proposals

16 September 2017

PORT AU PRINCE – At least two people were killed and 12 people arrested as protests action continued in this French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country over the new budget presented by the Jovenel Moise administration. The National Police of Haiti (PNH)... Read More

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