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American Airlines differs with local authority on reasons behind aborted flight

22 August 2019

GEORGETOWN – The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Wednesday insisted that pilots had been urged to “exercise caution” as it sought to distance itself from blame regarding an American Airlines aircraft with more than 100 passengers on board being forced to return... Read More

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Tropical Storm Chantal forms in North Atlantic

21 August 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda – A new tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic north of Bermuda, but currently poses no threat to land, forecasters said on Wednesday. Chantal, which formed late on Tuesday, is only the third named storm of the Atlantic season, but meteorologists... Read More

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Runway lights force American Airlines to abort flight in Guyana

21 August 2019

GEORGETOWN – An American Airlines aircraft with more than 100 passengers on board was forced to return to the terminal at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) after it was struck with what is believed to have been a circuit box for runway lights while taxing.... Read More

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UWI partnering on sargassum research

21 August 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – For almost ten years, the Caribbean has been experiencing massive influxes of the sargassum seaweed which negatively impacts key social and economic sectors such as fisheries and tourism. Read More

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Jamaica investigating divorce racket

21 August 2019

KINGSTON – Justice Minister Delroy Chuck believes “charlatans” including members of the legal profession are behind a divorce racket in Jamaica. Read More

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St Lucia police deny government minister involved in kidnapping

20 August 2019

CASTRIES – Police have dismissed reports that an unnamed government minister had been implicated in a kidnapping that has resulted in two men being charged with the offence. Read More

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New party favours election extension

20 August 2019

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The recently formed A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party, says it supports the idea of extending the deadline for holding fresh regional and general elections here. Read More

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New dengue fears

19 August 2019

WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is warning of what it describes as “the complex situation” of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

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Unharmed children found among dead

18 August 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Police are investigating the discovery of two children, including an eight month- old baby found in a house in south Trinidad with the decomposing bodies of three people, who were apparently shot and killed. Read More

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Virgin Atlantic eyeing Guyana market

17 August 2019

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government says the United Kingdom based Virgin Atlantic Airline is interested in servicing the route and could possibly do so by next year. Read More

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Antigua and Barbuda worried over new immigration policy

16 August 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government is describing as “frightening” the new United States immigration plans to restrict legal immigration. Read More

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Vincentian attorney says referendum vote ‘was a rejection of emancipation’

16 August 2019

KINGSTOWN – The former chairman of the Constitution Reform Commission (CRC) says St Vincent and the Grenadines “practically abolished emancipation” when voters on the Caribbean island rejected changes to the Constitution more than a decade ago. Read More

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West replaces Marlene

15 August 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has named the junior finance minister, Allyson West, as the new Public Administration Minister after he had temporarily taken up the portfolio following the sacking of Marlene McDonald earlier this week. Read More

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Puerto Ricans jailed over bank scam

15 August 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda – A High Court judge has sentenced two Puerto Rican nationals to 16 months in jail each after they were caught attempting to leave Bermuda with cash and equipment to make fake credit cards. Read More

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Skerrit predicts victory in general election

14 August 2019

ROSEAU – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is predicting that his ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will win the next general election, constitutionally due by March next year, but widely expected to take place later this year. Read More

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Rowley fires McDonald as deputy PNM leader

13 August 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Less than 24 hours after he fired her as public administration minister, Prime Minister and political leader of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) has removed Marlene McDonald as the party’s deputy leader. Read More

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Cancer a major cause of death in the Caribbean

13 August 2019

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Cancer has become the second leading cause of death in the Caribbean and despite this growing burden, many Caribbean small island nations have health systems that struggle to provide optimal cancer care for their populations. Read More

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Murder rate up in Jamaica

12 August 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica has recorded 816 murders so far this year, according to figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Read More

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Former minister in hospital

12 August 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The lawyer representing former public administration minister, Marlene McDonald, says her client is not likely to attend a court hearing on Monday where she is expected to answer charges of conspiracy to defraud the government, along with four... Read More

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CXC to determine fate of students caught cheating in Trinidad

11 August 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the Barbados based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will determine whether or not four students who were caught cheating during Caribbean Sec­ondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Maths exams earlier this year,... Read More

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Bermuda minister to appeal Court decision on sackings

11 August 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Tourism and Transport Minister Zane DeSilva is set to launch an appeal after a court ruled that his company had wrongfully fired his sister-in-law and niece. Read More

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