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CCJ dismisses application against Barbados

20 May 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Earlier today the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed an application by four Grenadian nationals against Barbados. The family of four Tamika Gilbert, Lynnel Gilbert, Royston Gilbert, Glennor Gilbert, accused Barbados of violating their right... Read More

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Antigua PM says Barbados agrees to sell shares in LIAT

20 May 2019

ST JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne says Barbados has agreed to sell almost all of its shares in the cash strapped regional airline, LIAT, to Antigua and Barbuda. Read More

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Youth jailed for 17 years for killing college student at Caribbean J’Ouvert

20 May 2019

NEW YORK – A judge on Friday sentenced a Brooklyn youth to 17 1/3 years in jail for killing a 22-year-old college student just before the Caribbean J’Ouvert festival in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn began in 2016. Read More

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Jamaican police officers charged with murder

18 May 2019

KINGSTON – Two police officers are due to appear in the Home Circuit Court on Monday after they had been slapped with murder, manslaughter, shooting with intent, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following an incident that left two civilians and a police... Read More

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Mitchell concerned about Grenada’s track record in court

17 May 2019

ST GEORGE’S – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has voiced concerning about the number of cases before the Court in which the Government has been mandated to pay compensation. Read More

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Jamaican group completes take-over of Trinidad insurance company

16 May 2019

KINGSTON – The National Commercial Bank Financial Group (NCBFG) says it has “successfully completed” the acquisition acquire control of the Trinidad-based company, Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL). Read More

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CARICOM denounces new US moves on Cuba

15 May 2019

ST GEORGE’S – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping has denounced moves by the United States to strengthen the decades old trade and economic embargo against Cuba. Read More

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Caribbean Labour Ministers meeting in Barbados

15 May 2019

CHRIST CHURCH – The 11th International Labour Organisation (ILO) Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour officially started this week in Barbados under the theme ‘Shaping a brighter future of work for the Caribbean”. Read More

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Billionaire investor remains in police custody

14 May 2019

BASSETERRE – A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune remained in police custody in St Kitts on Tuesday after making an appearance in court following his arrest on drug related charges last Thursday. Read More

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Move to give expats voting rights in Bermuda rejected

14 May 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda — The British government has turned down a United Kingdom parliamentary committee proposal to give British residents in Bermuda the right to vote in elections in the island. Read More

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Cuban gay activists hold unauthorised parade

13 May 2019

HAVANA – Despite a warning issued by the government of this Spanish speaking Caribbean island, over 100 gay rights activists on Saturday held an unauthorized independent pride parade. Read More

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CARPHA: Fight the bite

11 May 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has issued a call for the people of the region to help fight the spread of mosquitoes. Read More

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IMF: Trinidad economy showing signs of improvement

11 May 2019

WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it believes that the Trinidad and Tobago economy “has started showing signs of improvement” from the second half of 2017. Read More

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CCJ reserves judgement in Guyana motion of no confidence appeal

10 May 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Friday reserved judgement in the appeal brought by Guyana Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo challenging the ruling of the Court of Appeal in his country, that invalidated a motion of no confidence that was passed in... Read More

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Antigua and Barbuda makes formal approach to purchase Barbados shares in LIAT

10 May 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government has made a formal offer to Barbados to acquire its shares in the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT. A statement issued following the weekly Cabinet meeting said that “Prime Minister Gaston Browne indicated to the Cabinet... Read More

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Browne is not helping with unity

10 May 2019

As Cold War-like tensions rise between the United States, Russia and Cuba over the escalating Venezuelan crisis, it is more important now than ever that the leadership of the Anglophone Caribbean publicly speaks with one voice on this and other significant issues. Read More

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Jamaica Parliament approves extension of state of emergency

08 May 2019

KINGSTON – The Jamaica Parliament has approved a 90-day extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in the western parishes of Hanover, St James and Westmoreland as it continues to deal with the crime situation in the country. Read More

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Grenada becomes fifth shareholder government in LIAT

07 May 2019

ST GEORGE’S – Grenada has become the latest shareholder government of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, saying that the island stands to benefit from the decision to become a shareholder. Read More

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St Kitts police deny plans to arrest Opposition Leader

07 May 2019

BASSETERRE – Police have denied reports that they had planned to arrest Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas when he returned to the twin island Federation last weekend. Read More

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CTO to recognise six for outstanding work

07 May 2019

NEW YORK – Former Grenada tourism minister Brenda Hood is among six stalwarts of Caribbean tourism to be honoured by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) allied membership during Caribbean Week New York Read More

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TRINIDAD- Opposition leader responds to arrest of former AG

06 May 2019

PORT OF SPAIN– Leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar has called on supporters to remain focused following the recent arrest of former attorney general Anand Ramlogan and UNC senator Gerald Ramdeen. Read More

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