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Grenadian senator declines offer

22 May 2020

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Leader of the Opposition Tobias Clement has confirmed that one of the persons recommended to represent him in the Upper House of Parliament turned down offer after he submitted her name to the Office of the Governor General. Read More


IMF approves US$16m for St Vincent

21 May 2020

Washington – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday said it had approved a request of US$16 million from St Vincent and the Grenadines for emergency financing assistance to help address the challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More


Eight members of Guyana Guard Unit test positive for viral illness

21 May 2020

Georgetown – The Guyana Police Force is reporting that eight uniformed guards from the Presidential Guard Unit were recently tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More


UNDP points to education divide

21 May 2020

New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Wednesday called on the international community to rapidly invest in the ability of developing countries to tackle the complexities of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as it warned that school closures to stem... Read More


Antigua willing to purchase Digicel shares, says official

20 May 2020

St John’s – Antigua and Barbuda has indicated that it is prepared to acquire the shares of the financially strapped Irish-owned telecommunications company, Digicel, if it is unable to provide a service here in the future. Read More


Jamaican students to sit CSEC, CAPE

20 May 2020

Kingston – Jamaica has reversed an earlier decision and will now allow students to write the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams in July. Read More


Request 'unnecessary'

20 May 2020

GEORGETOWN – A Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Vincent Alexander, Tuesday rubbished a request by the main opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) that the GECOM chair, retired justice Claudette Singh disclose what matters had been... Read More


CARICOM 'deplores' EU blacklisting

19 May 2020

Bridgetown – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Tuesday said it “deplores the latest attack by the European Commission on the economic well-being of some of our member states” after they were named on the latest European Union list of countries with strategic Anti-Money... Read More


Five Caribbean countries among 100 to get World Bank aid

19 May 2020

Washington – Five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are among 100 developing countries that will benefit from a World Bank Group emergency operations to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More


CDB provides support for seven countries

19 May 2020

BRIDGETOWN – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Monday said it is making available almost US$67 million in emergency loans to seven Caribbean countries, in the first instance, to finance the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More


St Kitts election on June 5

18 May 2020

BASSETERRE – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris named June 5 as the date for fresh general elections in St Kitts-Nevis. Read More


Media group cuts staff, salaries

18 May 2020

Kingston – The RJRGLEANER Communications Group Saturday announced it had dismissed 93 workers and implemented salary cuts for others as it reels from the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica. Read More


Granger to abide by GECOM's decision

17 May 2020

Georgetown – President David Granger on Sunday reiterated that his administration is ready to accept the final declarations of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) after the national recount of the March 2, General and Regional Elections is completed. Read More


St Lucia to reopen borders on June 4

17 May 2020

CASTRIES – The St Lucia government Saturday said it would begin the gradual re-opening of its borders on June 4, after indicating that the island had been able to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that had infected at least 18 persons here. Read More


Jamaican media magnate dies

17 May 2020

Kingston – Prominent Jamaican businessman, media tycoon, Oliver Frederick Clarke, died on Saturday night after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 75. Read More


US ambassador: Carter Centre should be observing recount

16 May 2020

Georgetown – The United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, Friday pushed for the US-based Carter Centre and the International Republican Institute (IRI) to be allowed into the country to observe the recount of the ballots cast in the disputed March 2 regional... Read More


Trudeau, Holness, UN Secretary General hold talks

15 May 2020

Ottawa – Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has held talks with United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres and Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, on the challenges of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly for the developing world.... Read More


CCJ calls for guidelines, reduces sentence of rapist

15 May 2020

Port of Spain – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Thursday reduced the sentence of a Guyanese man and stressed the need for sentencing guidelines to be developed and published by the Judiciary of Guyana. Read More


ECLAC: Urgent action needed to reach UN 2030 goals

14 May 2020

Santiago – The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, wants urgent attention paid to Caribbean countries in order for them to achieve the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda the Sustainable Development Goals... Read More


India donates medical supplies to St Lucia

14 May 2020

CASTRIES – The government of India has donated medical supplies and a grant of US$1million to St Lucia in a friendly gesture, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic under the India-UNDP Fund. Read More


Caricom states hope to start intra-regional travel by June

13 May 2020

St Georges – Member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) plan on reopening borders to intra-regional travel in the first instance, hopefully by next month. Read More


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