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    February 18

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CARICOM made ‘significant advances’ in 2018, said LaRocque

24 December 2018

GEORGETOWN – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque, Monday said the 15-member regional integration grouping had made “some significant advances” during the past 12 months and was looking forward to the final year of the strategic plan to re-position... Read More

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BVI signs MOU with Airbnb

24 December 2018

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Tourist Board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with homestay provider Airbnb to lease or rent short-term lodging. Read More

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Guyana to file complaint with UN after Venezuela intercepts ExxonMobil vessel

23 December 2018

GEORGETOWN – The Government of Guyana says it intends to file an official complaint with the United Nations (UN), over the interception of an ExxonMobil contracted research vessel in Guyana’s waters. The Exxon company is currently conducting oil exploration activities... Read More

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Fly Jamaica gets multi-million dollar award

23 December 2018

KINGSTON – A High Court judge has awarded Fly Jamaica Limited, US$4.2 million in damages for breach of contract against ADS Global Limited, the company that operated the airline’s call centre from 2012 to 2014. Read More

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Granger speaks on fall of government

22 December 2018

GEORGETOWN – President David Granger Saturday said arrangements are being made for discussions with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo after he successfully tabled a motion of no confidence in the coalition government on Friday. Read More

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PM Nagamootoo appeals for calm after government falls

22 December 2018

GEORGETOWN – Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has appealed for calm after the coalition government of President David Granger failed to defeat a motion of no confidence brought against it by the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), general secretary, Bharrat... Read More

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Teenagers convicted in the murder of Bermudian student

22 December 2018

NOTTINGHAM, England — The mother of a Bermudian student fatally stabbed in England earlier this year has spoken of her “indescribable pain” after five teenagers were convicted by a jury over his murder. Read More

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IMF pleased with economic progress in Suriname

21 December 2018

WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed Suriname’s ongoing economic receiver after the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country recorded a 1.7 per cent growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) last year. Read More

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Committee recommends criminal offense for wilful transmission of STIs

20 December 2018

KINGSTON − A Joint Select Committee of Parliament has recommended that amendments be made to the Offences Against the Person Act (OAPA), to make it a criminal offence for individuals who wilfully and knowingly transmit sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including... Read More

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St Kitts PM welcomes date for debate on motion of no confidence

20 December 2018

BASSETERRE – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris on Wednesday welcomed the date given by Speaker Michael Perkins for the debate of the motion of no confidence in his administration. The debate will be held on Monday, December 24. Read More

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FLOW files lawsuit against regulators

19 December 2018

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The telecommunications company, FLOW has filed a lawsuit against the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) in a bid to revoke the 700-spectrum license granted to the Irish-based company, Digicel. Read More

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St Vincent’s marijuana bill not for St Lucia

17 December 2018

CASTRIES – Chairman of the Cannabis Movement, Andre ‘Pancho’ de Caires has rejected a historic bill decriminalising marijuana for medical and scientific purposes in St Vincent and the Grenadines, stating that it is not for St Lucia. Read More

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Haiti closes only Embassy in Africa

16 December 2018

PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti no longer has an Embassy in Africa, following the closure of its Embassy in Benin last week. According to Government officials, in July 2016, announced plans to close its only Embassy on the African continent but without specifying at that... Read More

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CTO declares 2019 Year of Festivals

15 December 2018

On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination. Read More

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Court grants Jamaican students permission to challenge Immigration Division

15 December 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – A High Court judge has given three Jamaican students permission to challenge the decision of the Immigration Division to refuse to renew their student permits that would have allowed them to remain here to study Hinduism at a school in Central Trinidad.... Read More

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US food company recalls Fiesta Corn from some Caribbean countries

14 December 2018

The US company, Del Monte Foods has recalled over 60 000 cases of incompletely sterilised canned corn from eight countries in the region. The countries affected by the recall of Del Monte Fiesta Corn are Guyana, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Haiti, Aruba, St... Read More

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Bermuda mourns death of UBP founder

13 December 2018

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Former Premier Michael Dunkley has led tributes to Dr Clarence “Tessi” Terceira, one of the founding members of the now defunct United Bermuda Party (UBP), which ran the country for 30 years. Read More

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Caribbean islands record series of earthquakes

12 December 2018

BRIDGETOWN – Several Caribbean islands were rocked by earthquakes during a six hour period overnight, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) reported Wednesday. Read More

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Police Commissioner comments on plan ‘Sex Island’ festival

11 December 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says the organisers of a four-day, three-night “sex-travaganza”, called Sex Island, has a “snowball chance in hell” of actually hosting the event in Trinidad and Tobago. The New York Post website reported that... Read More

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Grenada PM calls for easier intra-Caribbean travel

11 December 2018

CASTRIES – Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has called on Caribbean countries to make sincere efforts to encourage easier intra-regional travel and do away with the heavy taxes that discourage free movement of the region’s population. Read More

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Rowley says former minister encouraging people ‘to harass and threaten’ him

09 December 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Saturday described the behaviour of a former government minister as “dangerous and reckless” after he allegedly made public his telephone number “and encouraged and incited persons to harass and threaten me”. Read More

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