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Mother jailed for life in Guyana after poisoning her two children

10 April 2018

GEORGETOWN – A High Court judge Monday sentenced a 25-year-old mother to 98 years in jail after she was found guilty of killing her two children by giving them rat poison in 2014. Awena Rutherford, appeared before Justice Navindra Singh for sentencing after she had... Read More

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Parliament to meet for first time since general election

09 April 2018

ST JOHN’S – Governor General, Rodney Williams, will deliver the traditional Thorne Speech, when the Antigua and Barbuda parliament meets for the first time since the March 21 general election. The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) headed by Prime Minister... Read More

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Jamaica Government says anti-harassment measures bearing fruit

09 April 2018

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says the anti-visitor harassment measures being implemented in resort areas are bearing fruit and that positive outcomes are evidenced in Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) visitor opinion surveys which show that 60 per cent of the tourists... Read More

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Drunken British passenger fined after airline forced to divert to Bermuda

08 April 2018

HAMILTON, Bermuda − A 39-year-old drunken British passenger, whose actions forced a flight to Mexico to be diverted to Bermuda, was fined US$1 500 in court here. James Rogers, from the English county of West Sussex, was handed over to Bermuda police officers after... Read More

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Antigua opposition parties knock plans to rename hospital after former prime minister

07 April 2018

ST JOHN’S – Opposition parties here have criticised the decision by the Antigua and Barbuda government to rename the St John’s Medical Centre after former prime minister Sir Lester Bird. A statement issued by the government following the weekly Cabinet meeting here,... Read More

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IMF delegation meets with Prime Minister Harris

05 April 2018

BASSETERRE – A two-member delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday held talks with Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, according to an official statement issued here. It said that the twin island Federation’s potential for economic growth was... Read More

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Coalition partners to contest local government polls as a single unit

05 April 2018

GEORGETOWN – The two main partners of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Wednesday said they would contest the Local Government election in November as a single entity. “We made the decision go as a coalition… We have to trash out a number of issues... Read More

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PAHO launches campaign to vaccinate children against diphtheria

04 April 2018

PORT AU PRINCE – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says has launched a campaign to vaccinate more than two million children in Haiti against diphtheria, a bacterial infection that causes throat inflammation and difficulty breathing and that, in severe cases,... Read More

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Haiti rattled by 4.6 magnitude earthquake

03 April 2018

PORT AU PRINCE – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rocked Haiti on Monday but there were no immediate reports of injuries and damages on the French-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country recovering from a massive earthquake that killed thousands of people in 2010.... Read More

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St Lucia budget statement today

03 April 2018

CASTRIES – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will on Tuesday outline the fiscal policies of his administration for the 2018-19 period in an address his office says is aimed at building a resilient St Lucia and setting the island on the path to sustainable growth. Read More

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Criminals clone credit card of Jamaican top cop

02 April 2018

KINGSTON – A 44-year-old businessman, who used the credit card belonging to the Police Commissioner Anthony Anderson to pay for his son’s school fees, is due to re-appear in court on May 1. A local radio station reported that Earl Hobins had his bail extended when... Read More

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Dominica PM to speak with his Trinidad counterpart following OAS vote 

02 April 2018

BRIDGETOWN – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is expected to speak with his Trinidad and Tobago counterpart, Dr Keith Rowley on Monday as the two countries seek to renew their “solid” relationship that might have come under strain following the decision by Port of... Read More

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CCJ dismisses appeal in Belize CLICO case

31 March 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has dismissed an appeal filed by six people against the Supervisor of Elections and the Belize government after they said they were unable to recoup their investments in the CLICO (Bahamas) Limited... Read More

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ACM urges authorities to shed light on disappearance of Haitian journalist

30 March 2018

ST JOHN’S – The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) Friday called on the Haitian authorities “to deploy all the necessary resources to shed light” on the “worrying” disappearance of the Haitian photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur. “The ACM expresses its... Read More

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US to begin visa processing of Cuban nationals in Guyana

30 March 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States Department of State says it will begin processing visas for Cuban nationals at its Georgetown, Guyana, Embassy. The State Department said that as of April 1, this year, it “will begin transferring current immigrant visa applications... Read More

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Trinidad blanks support for Dominica at OAS meeting

28 March 2018

WASHINGTON – Trinidad and Tobago has blanked support for hurricane ravaged Dominica that was seeking to get a waiver on its assessed quota contribution to the Organization of American States (OAS) for the 2018-2019 period. Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador to the... Read More

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Jamaica Parliament approves extension of state of public emergency

28 March 2018

KINGSTON – The Jamaica parliament has approved an extension of the State of Public Emergency in the St Catherine North area after it had been imposed on March 18 in a bid to curb criminal activities there. All 49 of the 61 legislators who were present in the Parliament... Read More

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Approval and mixed reactions to Cabinet changes in Jamaica

27 March 2018

Cabinet changes announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday were greeted with acceptance by political commentator Shalman Scott and scepticism by the People's National Party (PNP), whose chairman, Fitz Jackson said the Opposition was less than hopeful the move... Read More

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CCJ rules in favour of Barbadian company

26 March 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Monday said it had no jurisdiction to hear a case in which three employees of a hotel in Barbados had been dismissed and ordered that the matter be heard by the Court of Appeal there expeditiously.... Read More

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New Grenada Cabinet sworn into office

26 March 2018

ST GEORGE’S – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has named a 14-member Cabinet following the March 13 general election, reiterating an earlier pledge to “broaden the social compact that we successfully implemented during the last term”. Mitchell’s New National Party... Read More

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OAS commemorates Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery

25 March 2018

WASHINGTON – The Organisation of American States (OAS) says its Permanent Council on Friday held a special session to commemorate the “International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade”. The OAS said the session was held... Read More

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