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CARICOM head condemns violence in Haiti

13 February 2019

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned about the continuing violent protests in Haiti, which have resulted in the loss of life, property, destruction of infrastructure and caused grave distress. Read More

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Dominica government demands apology from OAS Secretary General

09 February 2019

ROSEAU – The Dominica government is demanding an apology from the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, after he posted a message on social media regarding free and fair elections in the country. Read More

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CCJ President says Caribbean people need more information about the functions of the Court

09 February 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders says he remains convinced that in order to gain stronger support in the region, more information must be provided to the Caribbean public about the regional... Read More

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CARICOM underscores importance of EU and Montevideo Mechanism

07 February 2019

GEORGETOWN – The 15 member regional grouping, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has underscored the importance of the European Union (EU) and the need for member states “to recognise the presence of and exposure of our neighbouring territories in this Venezuelan crisis.”... Read More

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Grenada marks 45 years of independence

07 February 2019

ST GEORGE’S – Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell says his administration is committed to the nation’s development as Grenada celebrates 45 years of political independence from Britain. Read More

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University of Guyana confirms campus evacuated following bomb hoax

06 February 2019

GEORGETOWN – The University of Guyana (UG) Wednesday confirmed that classes were cancelled and staff sent home on Tuesday after someone had called a police station indicating that a bomb had been planted on the campus. Read More

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Jamaica records near 30 per cent decline in murders so far this year

04 February 2019

KINGSTON – Jamaica has recorded a 29.7 per cent reduction in murders during the first five weeks of this year, according to figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). It said that there were 109 murders between January 1 and February 2 as compared... Read More

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Jamaican opposition legislator murdered

03 February 2019

KINGSTON – The main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Saturday condemned the murder of its legislator, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, who was stabbed at his home. Read More

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Sandals claims it is owed ‘millions’ in overpaid taxes

02 February 2019

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – The Jamaica-based Sandals Resorts International (SRI) says its Beaches Resort Villages and Spa in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has met all its tax liabilities to the authorities here and in fat is “owed millions of dollars... Read More

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Commonwealth joins global pact to help hurricane devastated countries

30 January 2019

More than 500 representatives from governments, non-profits and global conglomerates joined forces to accelerate resilience building in Caribbean countries still recovering from hurricane devastation. Read More

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One killed as violence flares in decades old land dispute

29 January 2019

PORT AU PRINCE – The Mayor of the coastal tourist town of Montrouis, Blaise Elysée, has called for the authorities to help put an end to a decades old land dispute that resulted in the death of one person on Monday. Read More

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CARICOM holds out hope for peaceful solution in Venezuela

29 January 2019

BRIDGETOWN – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders Monday held talks with United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, as well as the permanent representatives of Canada, Russia, the European Union and the African Union, on the ongoing political situation in... Read More

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Teachers in Haiti remain off the job

28 January 2019

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, – Teachers at a secondary school here have vowed to remain off the job until the authorities make good on the promise to pay outstanding arrears and appoint new teachers dating back to several years. Read More

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Beaches announces closure of facilities in Turks and Caicos Islands

28 January 2019

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, – The Sandals Resorts International (SRI)-owned Beaches Resort Villages and Spa has confirmed the “indefinite” closure of its facilities in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) from January 2021. Read More

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Rowley to join CARICOM delegation in meeting with UN Secretary General

28 January 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will be joining a delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in New York on Sunday ahead of a meeting scheduled for Monday with United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres. Read More

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Illegal use of CARICOM Secretary General on social media being investigated

19 January 2019

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Friday said it is investigating reports of the illegal use of the picture of its Secretary General Irwin LaRocque on the social media platform, WhatsApp. Read More

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St Lucia police probing photographs on social media with students posing with arms

18 January 2019

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, – Police Friday confirmed that they have launched an investigation in the posting of photographs on social media depicting two students in uniforms holding what appears to be firearms. Read More

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Region urged to prepare for possibility of severe outbreak of dengue

17 January 2019

BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has called on health officials across the region to prepare for the possibility of a severe outbreak of the mosquito borne dengue fever. Read More

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Cubans held in detention centre on hunger strike

17 January 2019

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Eight Cubans who are being held at the Immigration Detention Centre here have started a hunger strike to protest against the immigration process. Read More

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Hilarious reactions over the arrest of coke granny

17 January 2019

PARAMARIBO – The arrest of a 75-year-old grandmother on drug related charges is resulting in people hilariously trolling police and calling for her release. The woman had been arrested on Tuesday after police raided her home and found that she was running a small... Read More

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Government to pay increase pensions to public workers

16 January 2019

ST GEORGE’S – The Grenada government says it is moving ahead with plans to increase the pension for public sector workers to 70 per cent, even as it acknowledged that a dispute still exits with trade unions and staff associations regarding the issue of gratuity or the... Read More

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