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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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Jamaica PM says no child injured following fire at children’s home

10 August 2019

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is grateful that the third fire to destroy a children’s home in the last two years, had not resulted in any loss of life. Read More

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St Lucia govt has no plans for ‘cash for guns’ amnesty

10 August 2019

CASTRIES – The St Lucia government says it has no plans to reinstate a firearm amnesty noting that it is moving closer towards the goal of a 45 per cent reduction in serious crime by 2022. Read More

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Guyana opposition leader says attempts being made to hack personal email accounts

09 August 2019

GEORGETOWN – Leader of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo says unknown people have been trying to access his personal email accounts. Read More

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Wesley new head of CXC

08 August 2019

There is a new chief executive officer and registrar at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). He is Dr Wayne Wesley, who was appointed on August 1. Wesley formerly held the position of Director of Operations, Examination Services at CXC. Read More

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Jamaican reggae artiste demands apology after being denied entry

08 August 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda — A Jamaican reggae singer has demanded an apology from authorities after he was refused entry to Bermuda when the weekend concert he was scheduled to perform in was cancelled. Read More

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