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Guyana suggests hackers deliberately changed map of country

28 May 2018

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government Monday said there’s a “strong possibility" that hackers may have deliberately set out to change the configuration of the Guyana map showing the country without the Essequibo region during last weekend’s celebration of 52 years of political... Read More

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Anguilla to receive US$5.6 million loan from CDB to meet debt obligations

28 May 2018

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$5.6 million to assist the Government of Anguilla in meeting its fiscal obligations after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017. The funds will... Read More

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Governor satisfied with progress following hurricanes

28 May 2018

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix – Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), Kenneth Mapp, says he is satisfied with the progress made in rehabilitating the country, eight months after it was battered by two category five Hurricanes. Mapp was speaking to the Caribbean... Read More

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Hearse driver, boy die as gunmen fire at mourners

28 May 2018

KINGSTON – Jamaica police were continuing their search Monday for the gunmen who shot at mourners at a funeral on Sunday leaving two people, including a 17-year-old boy dead. Police confirmed that the driver of the hearse Michael Bent as well as Dontae Jackson were... Read More

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Hundreds expected to have criminal records expunged

24 May 2018

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Hundreds of people are expected to have criminal records expunged from the system due to the establishment of a Rehabilitation Board in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders legislation which came into effect in 2017. Read More

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IMF says Grenada’s economy grew by nearly five per cent in 2017

23 May 2018

WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Monday said the Grenada economy grew by 4.5 per cent last year, driven by strong activity in construction, tourism, and education sectors. In a statement released here, the Washington-based financial institution... Read More

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Opposition Leader warns of culture of “pervasive rape” in St Vincent and Grenadines

22 May 2018

KINGSTOWN – The leader of the main opposition New Democratic Party, (NDP), Dr Godwin Friday has warned of a “pervasive rape culture” in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Addressing the annual convention of the NDP’s Women’s Arm on Sunday, Friday said that the island’s... Read More

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EU to remove two Caribbean countries from blacklist of tax havens

20 May 2018

BRUSSELS – Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are likely to be removed from the European Union list of tax havens next week, when European finance ministers meet here. The Bahamas and St Kitts-Nevis had in the past strongly objected to be included in the... Read More

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CARICOM team observes Venezuela elections

20 May 2018

CARACAS – A six-member Caribbean Election Observer Team is in Venezuela, observing its elections on Sunday. “To date the preparatory process for the elections are going well,” said Antigua and Barbuda Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International... Read More

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St Lucia warns of false advertisements for Canadian farm worker programme

20 May 2018

CASTRIES – The St Lucia government has warned of “false advertisements” in circulation on the social media and other platforms indicating that the Labour Department here is now accepting applications from nationals for work under the Canadian Farm Worker Programme.... Read More

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Antigua to stage referendum on joining Caribbean Court of Justice this year

17 May 2018

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government Wednesday said that it intends to hold a referendum within the next four months on whether or not the island will adopt the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court. Attorney General Steadroy... Read More

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Investment and Trade Minister resigns amid new scandal

16 May 2018

ST JOHN’S – Trade and Investment Minister Asot Michael has tendered his resignation from the newly formed Antigua and Barbuda government, amid speculation that he was among Caribbean politicians who had received bribes from a British investor. Read More

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Police suspect “hit” in murder of Chinese businessman

14 May 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago police are working on the theory that a “hit” had been ordered on a Chinese businessman, who was shot and killed while he slept at his home on Sunday. Police said that 42-year-old Qumehlanj Cao was asleep at his home in Arima,... Read More

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IMF says prospects for Caribbean economic growth are improving

11 May 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday said that the prospects for economic growth in the Caribbean region are improving, with growth in both tourism-dependent economies and commodity exporters projected to be in the one to two per cent range for the next two... Read More

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CARICOM moving to phase out incandescent bulbs by September

10 May 2018

GEORGETOWN – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are expected to complete the phase-out of the use of incandescent bulbs by September this year, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat announced Wednesday. It said the regional countries are undertaking the project... Read More

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Man charged with making death threats to Premier Burt

09 May 2018

HAMILTON, Bermuda − A 28-year-old man has been released on US$5 000 bail after he appeared in a magistrate court accused of making death threats to Premier David Burt. Jared Gordon was charged Tuesday with threatening Burt, as well as making demands for money. He... Read More

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Jamaica to commemorate 80th anniversary of 1938 riots

08 May 2018

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says it will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1938 labour protests and establishment of the Labour Department during Workers’ Week that will be observed here from May 14. Labour Minister Shahine Robinson, said that Workers’... Read More

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Senior police officer suspended in Trinidad

08 May 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) says a senior officer has been suspended as the probe continues into the circumstances that led to pictures of a woman, scantily dressed in the uniform of a senior police officer being posted on the social... Read More

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Guyana’s mayor to be grand marshal for independence anniversary parade in NY

06 May 2018

NEW YORK − The Guyana Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York) says the Mayor of Georgetown, Guyana, Patricia Chase-Green will be grand marshal of the annual Guyanese Independence Parade in Brooklyn, New York on June 3. On Saturday, the Committee... Read More

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St Kitts Parliament passes Freedom of Information Bill

05 May 2018

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts and Nevis parliament has given the green light to the Freedom of Information Bill that the government said is intended to usher in a “new level of openness and transparency”. Opposition legislators claim the move to debate the law is nothing... Read More

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T&T police launch probe after pictures show woman dressed scantily in police uniform

05 May 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to pictures of a woman, scantily dressed in the uniform of a senior police officer being posted on social media. A statement from the TTPS... Read More

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