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US$4m Anguilla storm relief

01 September 2010

AN INITIAL US$4 million (EC$10.73m) payout will be made to Anguilla by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) as a result of Tropical Cyclone Earl, which passed close to that island and others in the northeastern Caribbean as a major hurricane last... Read More

Kamla backing Gibbs

01 September 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she is optimistic that the current crime wave can be alleviated under the incoming Commissioner of Police, Canadian national Dwayne Gibbs. Read More

Kamla launches kids life fund

01 September 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – To mark Trinidad’s 48th year of independence, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar officially launched the Children’s Life Fund and urged all corporate entities and citizens to make a contribution. Read More


uneasy earl

01 September 2010

Turks and Caicos residents hunkered down in their homes yesterday as powerful Hurricane Earl howled over open seas toward the east coast of the United States. Read More

St Lucian footballer shot dead

01 September 2010

BROOKLYN – St Lucia’s leading goalscorer in the New York Caribbean Cup, Phillip Tisson, was shot dead early Monday morning, police have confirmed. Read More


Golding: I've said everything

31 August 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Bruce Golding has gone on the offensive while suggesting that critics of his handling of the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips issue have been unfair, unkind and political. Read More

Fidel admits: I was at death's door

31 August 2010

HAVANA – Fidel Castro has given new details of just how sick he was when he was forced to give up power four years ago, saying in a rare interview that he was weak, dangerously thin and thought at times he could not go on. Read More

Three sisters killed in house fire

31 August 2010

KINGSTON, BAMBOO, St Ann – People cried openly on Sunday as they gathered in the small community of Clay Ground in Bamboo to mourn the death of three sisters who were killed in a fire at their home on Saturday night. Read More

Dengue takes a life

31 August 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of a Manchester patient who had contracted the severe form of dengue fever – dengue haemorrhagic fever – since the start of the year. Read More


Hurricane Earl lashes islands

31 August 2010

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Earl lashed the north-eastern Caribbean yesterday as a still-growing Category 3 storm on a course that could threaten the eastern United States later this week. Read More

Elders warn of threat to CCJ

30 August 2010

FIVE PROMINENT CITIZENS of the Caribbean Community, among them a former prime minister and two chancellors of the University of the West Indies, have issued a strong warning against "a threat to the very existence of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)". Read More

Kamla: No regrets for ATM comment

30 August 2010

Several weeks after first telling the Caribbean that Trinidad and Tobago shouldn’t be treated by its neighbours as if it were an automatic teller machine from which Read More

Hits on warders, says jail chief

30 August 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Prisons officers are being murdered because they are being seen as representatives of the state by prisoners, who have apprehended them through the police. Read More

Gonsalves begs Iran's mercy

30 August 2010

PRIME MINISTER Ralph Gonsalves has become the first CARICOM leader to make public a plea to the government of Iran for an Iranian woman to be spared from execution on a charge of committing adultery. Read More

Buju's trial delayed again

30 August 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The trial of reggae superstar Buju Banton has again been pushed back, leaving the Jamaican to spend more time in an American jail before getting a chance to clear his name. Read More

Jamaica passes second IMF test

29 August 2010

KINGSTON –  Jamaica has aced the second International Monetary Fund (IMF) quarterly test despite unplanned expenditure related to the west Kingston incursion and emergency spending in the health sector. Read More

Bounty Killer's vehicles seized

29 August 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tax officials are warning that there will be no ease-up in the intensity with which they are going after delinquent taxpayers, chief among them being entertainers, businessmen and professionals. Read More

Caricom's challenges

29 August 2010

THE SEARCH for a new secretary general and an improved governance system for the Caribbean Community have come at a very challenging time for some Heads of Government of the 37-year-old regional economic integration movement.   Read More

Acting police chief sent home

29 August 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Acting Commissioner of Police James Philbert was sent home on Friday by the Police Service Commission (PSC), paving the way for Deputy Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams to act as police chief. Read More

Guyanese gets big Democrat job

28 August 2010

NEW YORK  – Errol Cockfield, who was born in Guyana and also lived in Trinidad before emigrating to the United States at age 10, will run communications for Democrats in the New York State Senate, beginning early September. Read More

Lock-up facility to relieve crowded holding cells

28 August 2010

KINGSTON – The government is contemplating the establishment of a new lock-up facility at Up Park Camp, St Andrew, in the face of unprecedented overcrowding in all police lock-ups across the island, Read More


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