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Caribbean Airlines on path to profitability for first half of year

23 July 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned airline on Monday reported that ongoing strength in passenger revenues, cost management and network efficiency saw it continue robust performance for 2018 to date, with an increase in revenue over the period. Reporting... Read More

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Holness in Namibia for historic State visit

23 July 2018

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness arrived in Namibia for what is the first official State visit by a Jamaican Head of Government to that country, as the first stop in a trip to the African continent. Read More

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CTO’s Riley named one of most influential people in the meetings industry 

22 July 2018

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) says Secretary General Hugh Riley has been named as one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry by Successful Meetings, a leading multi-platform brand for multi-tasking meeting planners. Read More

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Legislators pass Cyber Crime Bill in Guyana

21 July 2018

GEORGETOWN – The Cyber Crime Bill was passed late Friday by the National Assembly following several hours of debate, after being piloted by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams. The “lame excuses about a lack of consultation, especially... Read More

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Guyana’s rice exports increase for first six months of 2018

19 July 2018

GEORGETOWN – As the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) wraps up its 2018 first crop results from January to June, export volume has increased by 87 000 tonnes compared to the same period last year. “When we look at the figures compared to the first half of 2017,... Read More

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12-hour hospital shift popular in St Kitts

19 July 2018

Basseterre, St Kitts – The majority of staff at the Joseph Nathaniel France (JNF) General Hospital in Basseterre supports a pilot 12-hour shift on the Surgical Ward and the Intensive Care Unit to address some staffing issues at the institution. According to Director... Read More

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Special sitting of CCJ in St Vincent on Friday

18 July 2018

A ceremonial sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in St Vincent and the Grenadines will be the final in a series of events commemorating Mr Justice Adrian Saunders’ elevation to the office of CCJ President. The event will be held at the House of Assembly... Read More

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Haiti’s Prime Minister resigns

15 July 2018

PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, resigned on Saturday, just after days of violent protests against fuel price rises. Lafontant, who faced a motion of no confidence following the protest that led to the death of at least seven people, told... Read More

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CCJ president disappointed with Trinidad and Tobago’s reluctance join court

14 July 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Newly appointed president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Adrian Saunders has expressed disappointment with the reluctance of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to have institution as its final court of appeal. Saunders told reporters... Read More

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New CCJ President to be honoured with special sitting

13 July 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The new president of the Trinidad and Tobago based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders will be honoured today in the first of two special sittings for the regional court. Today’s sitting will be held at the headquarters here,... Read More

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New Director of Elections appointed

12 July 2018

KINGSTON – The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) on Wednesday announced the appointment of Glasspole Brown as the country’s next Director of Elections. In a statement, the ECJ said the eight commissioners were unanimous in their selection of Brown who will also... Read More

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Caribbean American legislator arrested for protesting Trump Supreme Court nominee

11 July 2018

NEW YORK – A Caribbean American legislator has been arrested for protesting United States President Donald J. Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court. New York State Lieutenant Governor candidate Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, who represents... Read More

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Seasoned executive joins Hilton’s global operations team

10 July 2018

Hilton announced yesterday the appointment of Jorge Giannattasio as senior vice president and head of Caribbean and Latin America operations. In his newly appointed position, Giannattasio will oversee the dynamic region where Hilton currently operates a portfolio of... Read More

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Haiti government suspends fuel price hike

08 July 2018

PORT AU PRINCE – The controversial fuel price hike that triggered protests in the French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state, has been suspended. The decision to suspend the increase in the price of gasoline, was announced on Saturday by Prime Minister... Read More

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ECCB reconstitutes Eastern Caribbean payments council

08 July 2018

BASSETERRE – The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has reconstituted the Eastern Caribbean Payments Council as part of its mandate to provide general oversight of the payment and settlements system. The Payments Council was first established in 2006 to provide... Read More

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Prince Harry encourages youth to be champions for their communities

06 July 2018

The garden at Commonwealth headquarters was transformed into an innovation hub on July 5 as youth from across the globe shared their ideas for a better, brighter future with Prince Harry. It was the Prince’s first engagement as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador since... Read More

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CCJ’s new president sworn in

04 July 2018

KINGSTON – Justice Adrian Saunders was on Wednesday inaugurated as the third president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), disappointed that more Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations have not yet signed on to the court’s appellate jurisdictions but hopeful that... Read More

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Chastanet says no decision made on subsidising LIAT

04 July 2018

CASTRIES – St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has clarified his Government’s position on LIAT following reports carried by local and regional media that St Lucia will subsidise the airline, saying that no such decision has been taken. Read More

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CCJ swearing in news president tomorrow

03 July 2018

PORT OF SPAIN − Tomorrow, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will see a change in leadership from the Sir Dennis Byron to the CCJ’s third President, Justice Adrian Saunders. The transition will take place as a part of the activities before the 39th Regular Meeting... Read More

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Commonwealth says, cricket to promote peace and development

03 July 2018

Representatives of government, diplomats, celebrities and religious leaders will help the Commonwealth kick-off a new cricket initiative. Dubbed Peace at the Crease, the programme will use the popularity of cricket as a tool to promote peace, bring communities together... Read More

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CCRIF appoints new chairman

03 July 2018

GRAND CAYMAN – The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) has announced the appointment of Timothy Antoine as Chairman of CCRIF SPC, effective July 1.The appointment will last for a three-year term. Antoine succeeds Milo Pearson who chaired CCRIF’s... Read More

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