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Cocaine did not come from Guyana, says CANU

Cocaine did not come from Guyana, says CANU


GEORGETOWN – The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has sought to distance Guyana from the discovery of approximately 1 100 pounds of cocaine discovered in Rotterdam last week in a shipping container with El Dorado Rum from the Caribbean country. ...

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Second prison officer killed in four days in Trinidad

Second prison officer killed in four days in Trinidad


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Police were investigating the murder of  Nigel Jones, the second prison officer to be gunned down here within four days as the murder toll climbed to 412 so far this year. Police said that Jones, who was last assigned to ...

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St Lucia records fewer cases of dengue fever

St Lucia records fewer cases of dengue fever


Castries – St Lucia is reporting a significant decline in the number of dengue fever cases. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs, said while the country had recorded its worst dengue fever outbreak ever last year when a total 1 318...

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Former PM says St Lucia should move to republic status

Former PM says St Lucia should move to republic status


Castries – Former Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has called on the government of St Lucia to follow in the footsteps of Barbados and move towards becoming a republic. In a message posted on his Facebook page, Anthony  also pointed to constitution...

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Violence erupts in Martinique

Violence erupts in Martinique


FORT de FRANCE – Ten police officers were injured and several journalists shot at as protests sparked by Covid-19 vaccine measures spread across Martinique. This follows more than a week of unrest on the nearby French island of Guadeloupe. Acco...

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Trinidad takes precautions against Omicron

Trinidad takes precautions against Omicron


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The government of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has imposed travel restrictions on travellers from eight countries over concerns of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant. The countries include Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swa...

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Bowen presents $1.3b budget in Grenada

Bowen presents $1.3b budget in Grenada


ST GEORGE’S –The Grenada government Friday presented an EC$1.3 billion (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) budget to parliament overshadowed by the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-29) pandemic. Finance, Economic Development, Physical Development, and E...

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Grenada issues travel ban as new COVID variant emerges

Grenada issues travel ban as new COVID variant emerges


ST GEORGE’S – Grenada on Friday become the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to announce that it would not allow people from several African countries into the island as a result of a new coronavirus (COVID-19) variant. “Persons with a t...

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Guyana to set targets for oil companies

Guyana to set targets for oil companies


GEORGETOWN – Government will soon lay in the National Assembly its Local Content Bill which could see Guyana setting strong targets for companies operating in the oil industry. The Bill’s first schedule would mandate a near takeover of oil operati...

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More babies catching COVID in Trinidad and Tobago

More babies catching COVID in Trinidad and Tobago


PORT OF SPAIN – Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Wednesday warned that toddlers were becoming the latest victims of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and reiterated earlier appeals for people to get vaccinated in Trinidad and Tobago where the...