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Remains in shark likely to be missing boater

15 September 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas – A boater who disappeared off Jaws Beach – on an island where one of the Jaws movies was filmed – is likely the person whose remains were found in the belly of a shark, police say. Read More

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Helicopter crashes into vessel

14 September 2010

Police investigators ride in a boat towards a navy oceanographic research vessel, at back, in Playa Valdez, off Margarita island inVenezuela Read More

More money being sent back to region

14 September 2010

WASHINGTON – After what was considered to be a "rough 2009", the World Bank says remittances are on the rise again in the Caribbean. Read More

3 charged after fake notes found in car

14 September 2010

KINGSTON – The Montego Bay police confiscated a number of United States dollars valued at J$195 000 following the interception of a motorcar at Harbour Street on Monday. Read More

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City Hall's electricity cut off

13 September 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – City Hall was in darkness last night after Guyana Power and Light (GPL) disconnected power to the building on Sunday. Read More

Marley family loses rights

13 September 2010

NEW YORK – Bob Marley’s family lost a lawsuit seeking the copyrights to several of the late Jamaican reggae singer’s best-known recordings. Read More

Kamla probing contract

13 September 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said her People’s Partnership Government would pursue allegations of unacceptable conduct in a US$120 million desalination project Read More

Massive Cuban layoffs

13 September 2010

HAVANA – Cuba announced it would cast off at least half a million state employees by mid-2011 and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help them find new jobs – the most dramatic step yet in President Raul Castro’s push to radically remake employment on the... Read More

Jamaica workers set to strike

13 September 2010

KINGSTON – A general strike now appears imminent, possibly for later this week, as trade unions increase pressure on the government to give public sector workers more pay. Read More

Cops may be linked to gangs

13 September 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Police officers assigned to an elite unit known as the Repeat Offenders Programme Task Force (ROPTF) are alleged to be in collusion with – and, in some cases, controlled by – gangs in East Port-of-Spain. Read More

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Judge pulls the plug on Clico Guyana

12 September 2010

GEORGETOWN – Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang on Friday ordered the liquidation of CLICO (Guyana) in a long delayed ruling that said available material pointed "unerringly" in the direction of its insolvency Read More

Floods continue to wreak havoc

11 September 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo has ordered an immediate assessment of the infrastructural damage caused by the recent overtopping of the Demerara River. Read More

Boss warned again about safety

11 September 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Minister of Labour Manzoor Nadir said companies that violate the Labour Occupational Safety and Health guidelines will face stiff penalties, when he met with Barama Company officials at its Buck Hall location following the death of a 19-year-old... Read More

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Grenada wants land back

11 September 2010

St GEORGE’S – The Grenada government says it is moving to regain ownership of the 20 acres of prime beach property that was given to former British-born World Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton, two years ago. Read More

Judge denies Stanford motion

11 September 2010

HOUSTON – United States District Judge Nancy Atlas has denied a motion for contempt that disgraced financier Allen Stanford filed in his insurance coverage case. On August 19, Stanford filed the motion seeking a contempt finding against Stanford Financial Group’s... Read More

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60 to move out of harm's way

11 September 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana government has confirmed that it has ordered the evacuationof persons residing in low lying areas close to the Demerara River after heavy rains over the past few days have resulted in sections of the sea defence mechanisms being breached.... Read More

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PPG brings people's budget

09 September 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – In what can be aptly described as a "people’s budget", the People’s Partnership Government Wednesday brought relief to hundreds of thousands of distressed depositors of CLICO and the Hindu Credit Union, with a firm plan to give them their money. Read More

Officials forecast drop in cruise visitors

09 September 2010

CASTRIES – Tourism officials are forecasting a 14 per cent decrease in arrivals for the 2010-2011 cruise season, but they remain confident the numbers will stay above the 600 000 mark. Read More

Pilots give LIAT new ultimatum

09 September 2010

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) issued a seven-day ultimatum to the management of the regional carrier LIAT to implement all of the recommendations of an arbitration panel or face action. Read More

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Castro 'raps economic model'

08 September 2010

HAVANA – Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba’s communist economic model doesn’t work, a rare comment on domestic affairs from a man who has conspicuously steered clear of local issues since stepping down four years ago. Read More

Bowen wants an apology

08 September 2010

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Former deputy prime minister Gregory Bowen is calling for a public apology from the government after a United States Court of Appeal cleared him of any wrongdoing in a matter involving American investor Jack Grynberg over drilling rights in Grenada.... Read More

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