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Agriculture Minister calls for fair and rigorous application of Treaty of Chaguaramas

21 June 2018

KINGSTON – Minister of Agriculture Audley Shaw, says the provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas must be applied fairly and rigorously in order to result in increased economic development in the region. Read More

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Earthquake jolts sections of Dominican Republic

21 June 2018

SANTO DOMINGO – An earthquake with a magnitude quake of 5.2 sections of the Dominican Republic late Wednesday. The Santo Domingo State University (UASD) Seismology Institute said the tremor occurred at 18.88 degrees latitude, 69.9 longitude, at a depth of 72 kilometres.... Read More

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Jamaican parliament adopts report on CARICOM

20 June 2018

KINGSTON – The House of Representatives has adopted the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) Frameworks. The Commission was charged with evaluating the effects of Jamaica’s... Read More

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Venezuelans threaten to sue over asylum policy

19 June 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Lawyers representing two Venezuelan asylum seekers have written to National Security Minister Edmund Dillon and acting Chief Immigration Officer Charmaine Gandhi Andrews, threatening to sue the state over what they say is the failure to make to make... Read More

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Caribbean Airlines ranked 34th in global on time performance  

18 June 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The OAG (Official Aviation Guide) has ranked Caribbean Airlines 34th in the world, based on on-time performance (OTP) for May 2018. The OTP of over 150 airlines was used to determine the ranking. According to the OAG’s monthly Flight Review, Caribbean... Read More

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State of emergency paying off in St Catherine

18 June 2018

Just a few weeks before the scheduled end to the state of emergency (SOE) in St Catherine North, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gary Griffiths, ground commander, said since the operation began on March 18, there have been significant gains in the division, including... Read More

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Fourteen CARICOM countries prepare projects to mobilise Green Funds

18 June 2018

SANTIAGO – Fourteen Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states will design multiple projects to mobilise resources from international sources, which will allow them to improve the resilience and adaptation of agriculture, food systems and rural communities to change... Read More

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Mavado’s son charged with murder

16 June 2018

KINGSTON – Jamaica police have slapped murder and other criminal charges against the 16-year-old son of popular entertainer, Mavado. Police said that the minor, whose name cannot be released, had been charged in connection with the murder of Lorenzo Thomas, 23, popularly... Read More

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EU promises assistance to Caribbean in developing biodiversity strategy

15 June 2018

GEORGETOWN – The European Union (EU) has reaffirmed its financial support for regional sustainable development while acknowledging the need for the development of a Caribbean biodiversity strategy over the next five years. Read More

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CDB and PAHO sign agreement to support mental health in aftermath of natural disasters

14 June 2018

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) have signed an agreement to enhance capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in disaster management in the Caribbean. Read More

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Antigua and Barbuda denies suspension of PetroCaribe initiative

14 June 2018

ST JOHN’S – The Gaston Browne led administration has dispelled as “fake news” a report that Venezuela will be discontinuing the sale of petroleum products under the PetroCaribe agreement with Venezuela. According to a government statement following Wednesday’s Cabinet... Read More

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Venezuela to suspend oil delivery to some Caribbean countries

14 June 2018

CARACAS – Venezuela’s state owned oil and natural gas company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has announced plans to suspend petroleum deliveries to some Caribbean countries under its PetroCaribe agreement. A report from the South American country’s Oil Ministry... Read More

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St Lucia police detain two following bomb threat at airport

09 June 2018

CASTRIES – Police are questioning two French nationals after they claimed a bomb had been placed at the George F.L Charles airport, north of here causing the facility to be evacuated. Eyewitnesses said that the unidentified man and woman had earlier raised an objection... Read More

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Finance Minister reiterates ‘brighter day’ ahead for Trinidad and Tobago

08 June 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Finance Minister Colm Imbert has reiterated that the Trinidad and Tobago economy is showing signs of improvement and again blasted “those naysayers’ whom he said were trying to paint a negative economic picture of the twin island republic. Imbert,... Read More

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Former Jamaica PM wants 'serious face to face consultation' on CSME

08 June 2018

GEORGETOWN – Former Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding Friday called for a “serious to face” consultation on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME) to ensure its survival even as he acknowledged that within the region “most, if not all... Read More

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Fish kill attributed to current drought conditions

07 June 2018

ST JOHN’S – The death of thousands of fish over the past few days, has been attributed to the drought conditions now affecting the island. According to the chief environment officer in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Diann Black-Layne, based on the initial... Read More

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Barbados to host CARICOM conference on security and crime

02 June 2018

BRIDGETOWN – Barbados will host a Drug Treatment Court (DTC) awareness and training workshop as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) responds to the crime and security situation in the region. A statement from the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that a number... Read More

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Jamaica signs MOU with United States to combat child trafficking

02 June 2018

KINGSTON – The United States is providing US$4.5 million in funding for projects and other activities over the next four years under an agreement with signed with Jamaica for a Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, which is aimed at combating the trafficking... Read More

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Antigua PM urges financial support for cash-strapped LIAT

31 May 2018

ST GEORGE’S –The Antigua and Barbuda government Wednesday urged regional governments to provide a subvention to the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, so as to ensure its future viability. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, addressing a seminar on Air transport Competitiveness... Read More

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PAWI elects new leaders

31 May 2018

The General Conference of The Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies has elected Bishop Sonny Williams of St Vincent and the Grenadines as General Presiding Bishop of PAWI. The election took place on Wednesday in Tobago. Williams is the first non-Trinidadian... Read More

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Uber pausing operations in Trinidad

30 May 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government said the Uber, the popular taxi app that announced it would be “pausing” its operations here from Wednesday, was operating here illegally, even as it maintained it is a technology company that provides software and... Read More

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