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    April 24

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Haitian government collapses

19 March 2019

PORT AU PRINCE – Six months after he was sworn into office, the government of Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant was forced out of office Monday after the Lower Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelming to remove it from office. Read More

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Nine teams expected for CCJ’s annual Law Moot

17 March 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) says this year’s CCJ International Law Moot will be held later this month. A CCJ statement said that the 11th Annual Moot on March 21 and 22, will bring together participants from law schools and... Read More

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President Granger defends legitimacy of government, still waiting to declare date for elections

16 March 2019

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 15, CMC – President David Granger Friday insisted that his coalition government was not unconstitutional saying there is no legal impediment that restrains it from exercising its functions or requires it to assume only ‘caretaker’ functions.... Read More

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St Lucia firefighters join other public workers on strike

14 March 2019

CASTRIES – Firefighters Wednesday joined public servants who have taken industrial action to force the St Lucia government into commencing wage negotiations for the period 2016-18. Read More

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Carnival Cruise Lines cancels stops to Antigua

12 March 2019

ST JOHN’S – President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association (ABCTA), Nathan Dundas, says the island could lose a significant amount of money as a result of the decision of the Florida-based Carnival Cruise Lines to cancel several schedule calls. Read More

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Cayman Airways grounds aircraft following deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash

11 March 2019

GEORGE TOWN – Cayman Airways has joined a number of international carriers in suspending their use of their new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, following Sunday’s deadly crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that killed all 149 passengers and eight crew members. Read More

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Trinidad police issue warning after bomb threat hoax

10 March 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has described as a “hoax” a caller claiming to have planted bombs at several locations across the country on Friday Read More

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Recognising women’s rights, essential for inclusive and sustainable development

08 March 2019

Since the start of the 20th century, March has been a key month for fights for the rights of women who, despite persistent hurdles, have made enormous strides in the quest for guaranteeing their physical, economic and decision-making autonomy. Read More

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Investigation launched as CAL plane hits wall

07 March 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Caribbean Airlines (CAL), has launched an investigation following an incident in which a plane hit a wall at the terminal building at the Piarco International Airport. Read More

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St Lucia health authorities raise dengue alert

07 March 2019

CASTRIES – Health authorities here say while St Lucia has not recorded an increase in dengue related cases, they are raining the alert after several countries in the region, including the neighbouring French territories have reported an increase in cases of the disease.... Read More

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Grenada to make financial contribution to LIAT

05 March 2019

ST GEORGE’S – The Grenada government Tuesday said it would be making a “cash contribution” to the cash-strapped Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, less than a week after the regional shareholder governments urged Caribbean countries to contribute to the future of... Read More

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Regional ferry service in spotlight again

03 March 2019

Financial problems which continue to plague regional airline LIAT have again brought under the microscope the need for an affordable ferry service between islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Read More

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Jamaicans vote in by-election on March 26

03 March 2019

KINGSTON – the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will be seeking to further increase its majority in the 63-member Parliament, when it contests the March 26 by-election in the Portland Eastern constituency, following the murder of the parliamentary representative, Dr... Read More

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Killa slays Iwer, as the ISM crown goes to Grenada

02 March 2019

The spice Isle, Grenada, is now also the new Soca kingdom as the island’s most popular soca artiste, Mr Killa (Hollis Mapp) is the 2019 International Soca Monarch (Power). Killa in the early hours of this morning delivered a wild, energetic performance of, Run With... Read More

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LIAT confirms it will continue flying across the region

02 March 2019

ST JOHN’S – The financially strapped regional airline, LIAT, Friday said it would continue to operate across the region and has sought to re-assure passengers that it would continue to operate in a “safe and efficient manner”. Read More

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Jamaica on guard against Momo challenge

28 February 2019

The Jamaica Ministry of Education, Youth and Information released a statement on Thursday warning parents and guardians about the Momo challenge. Read More

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Air Canada suspends flights to Haiti

28 February 2019

PORT AU PRINCE – Canadian Airline, Air Canada, says that due to continuing civil unrest in the French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation, it has suspended flights from Montreal for two months. Read More

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Caribbean islands jolted by earthquake

27 February 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – An earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.6 rocked several Caribbean islands early Wednesday morning, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. Read More

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Opposition party wins BVI elections

26 February 2019

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – Eight years after it was swept out of power, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) headed by Andrew A. Fahie, won Monday’s general election, winning eight of the 13 seats at stake. Read More

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OAS Secretary General: I stand by my statements and actions

23 February 2019

WASHINGTON – The Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, says he stands by his “statements and actions’ as he sought to defended himself against criticism from the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping that they were... Read More

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British parliamentary committee calls for overseas territories to legitimise same sex marriages

22 February 2019

LONDON– The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee wants all British Overseas Territories (OT), including those in the Caribbean, to legitimise same sex marriages. Read More

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