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Bermuda: Barbadian judge criticised for comment made in court

18 September 2019

HAMILTON – The Court of Appeal has criticised a former Bermuda judge for saying he was getting “horny” during a murder trial. Read More

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Bahamians urged to file missing reports

18 September 2019

NASSAU – The death toll from Hurricane Dorian now stands at 51. According to Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson, “as of Monday, officers have located and recovered 43 deceased people from the island of Abaco and eight from Grand Bahama, bringing the total amount... Read More

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St Lucia PM says fake Facebook profile created in his name

17 September 2019

CASTRIES – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Tuesday alerted St Lucians, to a fake Facebook profile created in his name, and cautioned against falling prey to these attempts at fraud. Read More

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Granger: Credible elections will be held at the right time

17 September 2019

GEORGETOWN – President David Granger has assured Guyana that the date for a general election will be revealed at the right time. In an address on Monday afternoon, Granger said it would be reckless for him to name a date for elections without the advice of the Elections... Read More

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Dorian was ‘Category Hell’, says UN Secretary General

16 September 2019

NASSAU – Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, who on the weekend toured the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama , described the power of Hurricane Dorian, that left a trail of death and destruction as – “Category Hell” and not that the Category... Read More

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Bermuda on alert as Tropical Storm Humberto sets strengthen

15 September 2019

HAMILTON, -Forecasters have warned Bermuda that strengthening Tropical Storm Humberto is a potential threat to the island after it moved to the north of the Bahamas. Read More

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Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, forecast to become hurricane

14 September 2019

NASSAU – Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane before the end of the weekend. Read More

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Dominica opposition legislator arrested

14 September 2019

ROSEAU,– An opposition legislator was on Friday arrested by police over statements he allegedly made during a recent public meeting of the United Workers Party (UWP), a senior official of the party has said. Read More

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Jamaica sees increase in tourist arrivals from Russia

13 September 2019

KINGSTON – The Ministry of Tourism is reporting an increase in arrivals from Russia. According to Senior Advisor and Strategist, Delano Seiveright, said that just under 3 000 Russian tourists visited the island between January and the end of June compared to roughly... Read More

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Teachers lose lawsuit concerning school based assessments

12 September 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – A High Court judge has dismissed a motion by the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) that sought to prevent teachers from marking school-based assessments (SBA) as set by the Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). Read More

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Trinidad police and government issue warning on ‘Zesser’ pills

12 September 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government and police Wednesday said they were concerned at the proliferation of a new drug labelled “the Zesser Pill” that has been blamed for causing severe adverse physical and mental behavioural reactions in users. Read More

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Guyana welcomes non-stop flight by JetBlue

11 September 2019

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government on Tuesday welcomed the announcement by the United States-based carrier, JetBlue that it would expand its non-stop service to the Caribbean country beginning in April next year. Read More

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Bermuda pair go on trial in London on terrorism charges

11 September 2019

LONDON – Two Bermudians have gone on trial at a top court in Britain on terrorism charges following a raid on an apartment in the north of the country last year. Read More

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Butterfield axes jobs in Bermuda and Cayman Islands

10 September 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Bermuda-based Butterfield Bank says it is sending home 22 workers at its operations here and in the Cayman Islands as part of a cost-cutting restructuring exercise. Read More

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Antiguan PM says island in better position to negotiate sale of Scotiabank

10 September 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it is now in a better position than before after the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) announced last weekend that it had approved the application for the transfer of the assets and liabilities of the Bank of Nova... Read More

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Earthquake rattles two Caribbean countries

09 September 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rocked Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UI) has said. Read More

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Deal signed to protect Amazon

09 September 2019

GEORGETOWN – Guyana has signed a pact to protect the world’s largest tropical forest. Read More

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Phillips holds on to leadership

09 September 2019

KINGSTON – Dr Peter Phillips on Saturday held onto the reigns of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) when he defeated Peter Bunting in a challenge for the leadership of the party. Read More

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Guyana elections could be held in March next year

08 September 2019

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will meet on Tuesday to discuss a proposal that the fresh regional and general election as mandated by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) be held in March next year. Read More

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CCJ develops manual for original jurisdiction referral

07 September 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court Justice (CCJ) says it is developing a manual on its Original Jurisdiction Referral process. Read More

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Antigua confident of establishing own law school

07 September 2019

ST JOHN’S – Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin says he will use this weekend’s meeting of the Council of Legal Education (CLE) in Jamaica to continue making the case for Antigua and Barbuda to establish a law school. Read More

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