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Caribbean American publication names hurricanes ‘Person of the Year’

27 December 2017

NEW YORK – A prominent Caribbean American publication here has named Hurricanes Irma and Maria, described as “the two mega, Category 5 hurricanes of 2017,” as its “Person of the Year.” The Brooklyn-based EVERYBODY’S Magazine, owned and published by Grenadian Herman... Read More

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Former diplomat rules himself out of being next head of state

26 December 2017

PORT OF SPAIN − Reginald Dumas, the former special adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on Haiti, has ruled himself out of contention to succeed Anthony Carmona as the next President of Trinidad and Tobago. “There has, however, been a misunderstanding.... Read More

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Guyana’s President pardons five female prisoners

24 December 2017

GEORGETOWN – President David Granger, has pardoned five women who have completed part of their prison sentence for non-violent offenses. According to the Ministry of Public Security, Granger has signed off and granted the Presidential pardon to Shabana Asgar, 34,... Read More

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St Lucia outlines reasons for non-appearance at UN

23 December 2017

CASTRIES – The St Lucia government says the location of a foreign mission is solely a decision for a sovereign country to make as Caribbean countries continue to explain their differing positions on Thursday’s non-bind United Nations resolution that called upon all... Read More

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Jamaica pleased with first shipment of bananas to Trinidad and Tobago

23 December 2017

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says the shipment of bananas to Trinidad and Tobago on Christmas Day is in keeping with the thrust to enter new markets, beginning with those in the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping. “We have to start by working within... Read More

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CARCOM Secretary General says despite the storms, Caribbean achieved much in 2017

22 December 2017

GEORGETOWN − Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque, Friday said 2017 will be remembered for the various events that had a lasting impact on the 15-member regional integration grouping, none more so that the damage caused by the hurricanes that... Read More

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Caribbean divided on recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

22 December 2017

BRIDGETOWN – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were divided Thursday on whether or not to support the decision by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. More than 100 members of the United Nations backed a non-binding resolution... Read More

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US threatens to end aid to Caribbean on vote at UN against Jerusalem

21 December 2017

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off American aid to any country, including those in the Caribbean, that votes for a resolution at the United Nations condemning his recent decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.... Read More

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St Lucia’s Governor General to demit office

21 December 2017

CASTRIES – Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy has announced that she will be leaving office at the end of the year. The Governor General made the announcement in a nationally televised address late Wednesday. “So, Ladies and Gentlemen I wish to announce that... Read More

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Stillborn two-headed baby delivered at Guyana hospital

20 December 2017

GEORGETOWN – A stillborn girl with two heads was delivered at the New Amsterdam Hospital over the last weekend, according to a government statement issued here late Tuesday night. It said that the birth created history in the Ancient County and that the baby, which... Read More

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Rowley blanks Opposition calls for his removal and apology

20 December 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has dismissed calls for him to step down and apologise to the nation after the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) Tuesday called on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Roger Gaspard, “to take action”... Read More

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Prime Minister threatens legal action against legislator

19 December 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he intends to pursue legal action against Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal, based on “false and malicious statements”. The statements by Moonilal, who represents Oropouche East, suggested that payments were... Read More

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Jamaican DJ Ninjaman jailed for life

18 December 2017

KINGSTON – Desmond Ballentyne, the colourful dancehall deejay known as Ninjaman, was sentenced to life in prison when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court on Monday for the March 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson. Ninjaman and two other people, including his son,... Read More

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Security heightened as immigration anticipates influx of Haitian refugees

18 December 2017

NASSAU – Head of the Immigration Enforcement Unit in The Bahamas, Kirklyn Neely says the department has pulled out all stops based on reports that more boats from Haiti are heading towards the territory. Neely, in an interview with the Tribune newspaper said more... Read More

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Curfew to end before Christmas Day

18 December 2017

TORTOLA – The curfew that came into effect following the passage of Hurricane Irma in September, will be lifted before Christmas Day. According to Governor Augustus Jaspert the decision was made after consultation with the National Democratic Party government. ... Read More

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Jamaica welcomes historic four millionth visitor

17 December 2017

Jamaica’s tourism industry marked a historical milestone on Friday, welcoming the four-millionth visitor to the island in a single year. In tandem with this achievement, the tourism sector is also poised to reach US$3 billion in earnings for the year. Minister... Read More

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US-based rating agency maintain ‘stable’ outlook for Bahamas

17 December 2017

NEW YORK – The US-based credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s (S&P), has affirmed The Bahamas’ sovereign credit rating while continuing to ascribe a “stable” long-term outlook to the Caribbean country due to the new government’s “solid mandate to facilitate economic... Read More

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Former supervisor of elections released on bail

16 December 2017

BASSETERRE – The former supervisor of elections, Wingrove George, has been released on EC$50 000 bail after he appeared in court on two counts of misconduct in public office related to the 2015 general elections. George, who had to surrender his travel documents... Read More

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CDB providing funds for infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Irma in Antigua and Barbuda

16 December 2017

The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it has approved US$29 million in funding to the Antigua and Barbuda government to assist with recovery efforts after the passage of Hurricane Irma in September. The bank said the funds will be used to rehabilitate... Read More

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WTO talks collapse, Caribbean disappointed

15 December 2017

BUENOS AIRES – Caribbean countries have expressed disappointment at the collapse of talks towards a final outcome document at the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). “The reality is that we’ve had countries take entrenched positions,... Read More

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Guyana and Canada see improved commercial relationship

15 December 2017

Guyana has become Canada’s largest merchandise trading market as the bilateral commercial relations between the two countries increase. The Canadian High Commissioner, Lilian Chatterjee, at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GCCI) annual award dinner... Read More

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