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Report shows victory for ruling coalition in Guyana

11 July 2020

GEORGETOWN – The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield presented a report to the chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired justice Claudette Singh, showing a victory for the ruling coalition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) in the disputed... Read More

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Prisoner released after waiting 20 years for trial

11 July 2020

Kingston – A judge Friday freed a 49-year-old mentally ill man who spent more than 20 years in jail after he was awaiting trial on charges of allegedly throwing stones at a group of men. Read More

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New deadline for GECOM chief

11 July 2020

Georgetown – The chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired justice Claudette Singh, Friday informed the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, he should revisit her letter of July 9 to prepare his report that would start the process of releasing... Read More

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Caricom calls for 'respect for rule of law' in Guyana

10 July 2020

Georgetown – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has called on all stakeholders in Guyana to “respect” the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that earlier this week unanimously upheld a motion filed by two senior members of the main opposition People’s Progressive... Read More

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Antigua proposes travel bubble

10 July 2020

St John’s – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it has established a “travel bubble” that will allow citizens from several identified states within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to travel to the island without the necessity to have coronavirus ( COVID-19) tests... Read More

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Rowley invites Caricom, Commonwealth to observe Trinidad elections

09 July 2020

Port of Spain - Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has written to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland inviting them to send election observers to the upcoming general election on August 10. Read More

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One Love to be re-released to help vulnerable children

09 July 2020

United Nations – The iconic Bob Marley song “One Love” is to be re-released with the blessing of the musician’s family to support children whose lives have been upended by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

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Kamla wants international observers for elections

09 July 2020

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad Bissessar has written to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley requesting that international observers be present in Trinidad and Tobago for the August 10 general election.... Read More

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CCJ rules in favour of Opposition in Guyana

08 July 2020

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Wednesday unanimously upheld a motion filed by two senior members of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) challenging a ruling of the Court of Appeal with regards to... Read More

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LIAT staff in Antigua given Friday deadline

08 July 2020

ST JOHN’S – Antigua-based workers with the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, have until Friday to agree to proposals by the government as it moves to prevent the liquidation of the company by its major shareholder governments. Read More

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Jamaica to benefit from climate fund

08 July 2020

Kingston – Jamaica is to benefit from a CAD$4.7 million for which the country is eligible under the CA$20 million (J$2.12 billion) Canada-CARICOM Climate Adaptation Fund facility, to be implemented by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Read More

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Trinidad top cop will not push his men ‘under the bus’

08 July 2020

Port Of Spain – Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, Tuesday said he had no intention of pushing any of his men “under the bus” even as the independent Police Complaints Authority (PCA) formally advised him to place on immediate suspension, the police officers involved... Read More

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Two people test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Bermuda

07 July 2020

Hamilton - Two people who flew to Bermuda from Atlanta have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after undergoing mandatory checks on arrival at the L.F. Wade International Airport, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday. Read More

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Bolt reveals baby's name

07 July 2020

Kingston - Sprint sensation Usain Bolt and his long-time girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, have revealed the name of their baby girl – Olympia Lightning Bolt. Read More

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Pandemic threatens progress in fighting HIV-AIDS

07 July 2020

Geneva – The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has worsened the efforts by Caribbean countries to meet the 2020 targets on HIV-AIDS, a senior UNAIDS official said Tuesday. Read More

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Antigua's PM: No rinky dinky airline

07 July 2020

St John’s – Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the financially strapped airline, LIAT, should not become a “prey for no rinky dinky airline” as he continued to press for Caribbean governments to rethink their position regarding the liquidation of the airline. Read More

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Silent protest ahead of Guyana election decision

07 July 2020

Georgetown – Supporters of the ruling coalition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Monday staged a silent protest ahead of the ruling by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on whether or not it has jurisdiction to hear an appeal filed by two senior... Read More

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US$16 million in financing for Dominica

06 July 2020

Washington – The World Bank Monday said it is providing US$16.4 million in additional financing for Dominica to support ongoing projects in the areas of agriculture and infrastructure for climate resilience and economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts.... Read More

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Trinidad borders may stay closed during election

06 July 2020

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it has no plans to rush towards reopening the borders of the country, closed since March in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

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Guyana records 16 new COVID-19 cases

06 July 2020

Georgetown – Sixteen new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded by health officials here on Saturday, taking the total number of people who have tested positive to 272. Read More

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UWI points to Top 100 ranking

05 July 2020

Kingston - The University of the West Indies (UWI) Saturday said it is now among a list of the world’s top 100 Universities in new rankings released by Times Higher Education (THE). Read More

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