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PAHO urges increase in vaccinations against measles 

24 August 2018

Washington, D.C. – Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are being urged to rapidly increase their vaccination coverage. According to PAHO’s Director, Carissa F. Etienne while the 34 PAHO states remain measles free, endemic transmission of... Read More

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Moderate economic growth forecast for Latin America, Caribbean

24 August 2018

In an international context marked by uncertainty and volatility, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 per cent on average in 2018, thanks to a rebound in domestic demand, private consumption especially, and a slight increase in investment,... Read More

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Over 30 aftershocks in Trinidad following mega quake

23 August 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – More than 30 tremors have been recorded in Trinidad and Tobago since Tuesday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked the oil rich twin island republic causing widespread damage, the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University... Read More

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OAS General Secretariat urges Caribbean to ignore extradition requests from Venezuela

22 August 2018

WASHINGTON – The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) is urging Caribbean and other countries in the hemisphere to ignore all acts by the Supreme Court of Justice in Venezuela, including extradition requests. Read More

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Granger urges Guyana teachers not to take strike action

21 August 2018

GEORGETOWN – President David Granger says his administration does not want a confrontation with teachers who are planning to embark upon industrial action that could disrupt the opening of the new school term in September. Granger insisted that the coalition government... Read More

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St Lucia govt worried at fake social media accounts

20 August 2018

CASTRIES – Several fake social media accounts have been set up in the name of Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, prompting a warning from the authorities for members of the public to be on guard. “We remain increasingly concerned about several reports we have been... Read More

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Haitian President appeals for calm

20 August 2018

PORT AU PRINCE – President Jovenel Moise has appealed for “calm” after seven people including six Haitian nationals were injured during a shooting incident along a border crossing with the Dominican Republic. Read More

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Caribbean think-tank conducts poll on whether Trump should pardon Marcus Garvey

19 August 2018

WASHINGTON – The Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has resurrected the notion of a presidential pardon for Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The think-tank is conducting a poll on whether United States President Donald... Read More

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Courier company warns against importing sex toys

18 August 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – A courier company has warned customers that it is still illegal to import sex toys into Trinidad and Tobago. In correspondence to clients, E-courier Web Source is urging customers to think twice before purchasing sex toys online saying that the intimate... Read More

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Police officer shot and killed during robbery

18 August 2018

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts-Nevis government has condemned the murder of a senior police officer, who was shot and killed during an apparent robbery during the early hours of Saturday. Sergeant Leon Dasent Powell, 44, became the 18th murder victim in the twin island... Read More

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Former national security minister is new Trinidad police commissioner

17 August 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Former national security minister, Gary Griffith, on Friday began his first day in office as Trinidad and Tobago police commissioner promising to reduce crime and rebuild the respect of the local police service. Read More

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Chief Justice in Trinidad loses Privy Council appeal

16 August 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad Chief Justice Ivor Archie has lost his case at the Privy Council, in which he had sought to stop the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) from inquiring into the allegations against him. The Chief Justice had maintained that there... Read More

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Private sector urged to install more CCTVs

16 August 2018

ROSEAU – Owners of private businesses across the island are being urged to be more proactive in protecting their establishments and the public. The call was made earlier this week by Police Chief Daniel Carbon, who urged them to consider installing more CCTV’s to... Read More

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Government welcomes latest Moody’s rating

15 August 2018

NASSAU – The Bahamas government has welcomed the rating ratings given to the country by the United States-based rating agency, Moody’s Investors Services, saying it reflects stabilisation in the Bahamas credit profile following four years of successive downgrades. Read More

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Antigua announces ‘non-stop’ campaign ahead of CCJ referendum

15 August 2018

ST JOHN’S – Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has announced the start of a “non-stop campaign” ahead of a referendum vote in November on whether or not Antigua and Barbuda should make the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court. Read More

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Caribbean foods on display at Paris exhibition

14 August 2018

At least 12 producers from six Caribbean countries will exhibit their goods at the five-day Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) trade fair that opens in Paris on October 21. The Barbados-based Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) said that... Read More

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Worrell joins Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council

14 August 2018

HAMILTON – Barbadian economist Dr DeLisle Worrell, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, has joined Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council (FPC). Announcing Worrell’s appointment on Monday, Premier and Finance Minister David Burt said: “Bermuda... Read More

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CTO mourns Howard

13 August 2018

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) expresses its sadness at the sudden passing of William ‘Bill’ Howard, the president of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA). Read More

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Rowley to contest leadership of ruling party

13 August 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The leader of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley said he will head a slate contesting the leadership of the ruling party when it holds internal elections on September 30. Addressing supporters at the party’s Family Day in... Read More

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Visitor spending in Bermuda rises for 10th quarter in a row

13 August 2018

HAMILTON – The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) says visitor spending has risen for the tenth consecutive quarter. The BTA’s chief executive officer, Kevin Dallas says while visitors spent less per person than in the same period last year, the increase in visitors... Read More

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Jamaica government suspends 'no sleeveless' policy

12 August 2018

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says it has suspended the no sleeveless policy after reviewing the longstanding practice of prohibiting women wearing sleeveless attire from entry into government buildings. Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a statement said he has... Read More

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