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Ruling ABLP headed for comfortable victory in Antigua

22 March 2018

The leader of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), Harold Lovell was defeated in the general elections here on Wednesday as the party appears heading towards a massive overall defeat. Lovell, a former finance minister, who was leading the UPP into... Read More

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PM Holness proposes watch list for 'dons'

22 March 2018

If the Andrew Holness administration has its way, dons and other criminal masterminds could be placed on 'watch lists' by the courts and subject to enhanced surveillance and other measures. The prime minister told his parliamentary colleagues yesterday that for too... Read More

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Antigua PM says debt to IMF to be fully paid off

20 March 2018

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it intends to fully repay by Tuesday, the US$117.8 million loan given to the island by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) nearly eight years ago. In 2010, the Washington-based financial institution approved the... Read More

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Antigua opposition party wants fixed date for general elections

19 March 2018

ST JOHN’S − The leader of the minority opposition Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is calling for a fixed date for general elections as voters prepare to cast ballots on Wednesday for a new government in Antigua and Barbuda. DNA leader Joanne Messiah, speaking... Read More

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Controversial new airport deal wins international award

19 March 2018

HAMILTON − Bermuda’s controversial contract to build a new airport terminal has won an international “deal of the year” award. The public-private partnership (PPP) contract was awarded 2017 North American Deal of the Year at a ceremony in New York organised by London-based... Read More

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State of Emergency enforced in sections of Jamaica

18 March 2018

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday declared a State of Public Emergency in sections of the central parish of St Catherine in an effort to fight crime. Holness, who made the announcement during a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister,... Read More

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Last lap campaigning ahead of March 21 poll

17 March 2018

ST JOHN’S – Antigua and Barbuda political parties enter the final weekend of campaigning for the March 21 general elections staging rallies in a bid to woe undecided voters. While there are seven political parties and five independents vying for control of the 17-seat... Read More

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Too early to give all clear for Kick ’em Jenny volcano, says SRC

17 March 2018

ST GEORGE’S – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) says it is too early declare that the underwater volcano, Kick ’em Jenny (KeJ), has become dormant again following days of no “significant increase” in activity.... Read More

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Trinidad rattled by another earthquake in less than 24 hours

16 March 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Less than 24 hours after Trinidad and Tobago was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0, the oil rich twin island republic has been rattled by a 4.2 magnitude tremor. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the... Read More

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Mitchell sworn in as Prime Minister of Grenada

16 March 2018

ST GEORGE’S – Dr Keith Claudius Mitchell took the oath of office for a fifth occasion on Friday as Grenada’s prime minister following the overwhelming victory of his New National Party (NNP) in the March 13 general elections. Mitchell, 71, as he had done following... Read More

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Call to to consider campaign financing measures following Grenada poll

14 March 2018

ST GEORGES - The head of the Electoral Experts Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) Nestor Mendez, today urged Grenada to seriously consider campaign financing as a means of ensuring “the equity of the democratic process” in future general elections... Read More

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PM Browne promises to follow Mitchell with election whitewash

14 March 2018

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is seeking to follow the lead of his Grenada counterpart, Dr. Keith Mitchell, and lead his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) of a whitewash of the opposition in the March 21 general election. In a congratulatory statement marking... Read More

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Trinidadian named as UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development and Chief Economist

14 March 2018

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres Tuesday named Trinidadian Elliott Harris as Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development and Chief Economist in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). He succeeds Lenni... Read More

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Mitchell leads NNP to historic victory in Grenada

13 March 2018

ST GEORGE’S – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell led his New National Party (NNP) to an historic clean sweep of all 15 seats in a general election here on Tuesday, making it the third time he has achieved the feat in electoral politics in Grenada. The 71-year-old Mitchell,... Read More

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St Kitts and Nevis responds to being labelled tax haven

13 March 2018

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts and Nevis government Tuesday maintained that the twin island Federation is a “committed and fully cooperative jurisdiction in the context of international tax transparency” as it responded to the decision by the European Union to label it... Read More

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Immigration lawsuit filed against US government

13 March 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Fourteen people, including five children, have filed a lawsuit here seeking to get the United States government to reinstate temporary protected status (TPS) for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. The latest lawsuit alleges that... Read More

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Prime Minister “confident” of victory after casting ballot

13 March 2018

ST GEORGE’S – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says he is “extremely confident” that his New National Party (NNP) will be victorious in the general election as he cast his vote in the St George North West constituency on Tuesday. Mitchell told reporters that he was... Read More

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Bahamas “disappointed’ at EU move to blacklist it as tax haven

12 March 2018

NASSAU – The Bahamas government said it is “disappointed” that the European Union (EU) is moving to name the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country as a tax haven later this week. Finance Minister, K. Peter Turnquest, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister said that... Read More

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Jamaica’s Bartlett named Tourism Minister of the Year Worldwide

11 March 2018

KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has been named Tourism Minister of the Year Worldwide. Bartlett received the award on Thursday at the ITB Berlin 2018, the world’s leading travel trade show, in Germany. The award was voted on by the Pacific... Read More

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Word Bank to fund geothermal project in Dominica

11 March 2018

ROSEAU – The World Bank says it will provide more than US$17 million towards the development of a geothermal plant for Dominica. The bank’s Operations Officer, Karlene Francis, speaking at the launch of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD)... Read More

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Municipal elections delayed for 12 months

11 March 2018

HAMILTON – Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown says municipal elections scheduled for May will be postponed for a year after he launched an attack on the Corporation of Hamilton’s “failures of accountability”. The Municipalities Amendment Act, tabled in the House... Read More

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