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    May 26

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Groups in Jamaica call for new approach to crime

13 May 2020

Kingston – Private sector groups Tuesday called for a change in the approach to dealing with crime and violence in Jamaica and renewed a call for the government and opposition to reach some form of consensus amid concerns of an increase in child murders. Read More


Bid for Carter Centre to observe Guyana vote recount

13 May 2020

Washington – A bi-partisan group of United States lawmakers Tuesday expressed support for the recount exercise in Guyana and urged the authorities in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to allow the US-based Carter Centre to observe the event. Read More


CARICOM ministers 'reject' EU blacklist

12 May 2020

Georgetown – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers have “rejected the arbitrary and unilateral imposition of blacklisting by the European Union” on several CARICOM countries. Read More


Quarantine before and after returning home for Trinidad and Tobago students

12 May 2020

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago university students in Jamaica and Barbados wishing to return home in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have to spend 14 days in quarantine in both countries before being allowed to board a special Caribbean Airlines... Read More


US Congressman: Let people of Guyana decide

11 May 2020

New York – A high-ranking United States Democratic Congressman has strongly urged US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch, and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the US Department of State, Michael Kozak, not to interfere in Guyana’s disputed March... Read More


Trinidad and Tobago economy slowly reopening

10 May 2020

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government Saturday announced a phased re-opening of the country following the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but maintained that the borders would remain closed at least until June. Read More


Man held in killing of two children

09 May 2020

Kingston – Police have detained one man in connection with the murders of two children, including an eight-year-old child, Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has said. Read More


UK funds to help fight COVID-19 in region

09 May 2020

The British government says it is providing £5 million in new support to help contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Caribbean. Read More


COVID-19 'largely contained' in region, leaders told

08 May 2020

Georgetown – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have “noted; recommendations from a Regional Working Group as they continued their efforts to harmonise their responses to and policies on the multifaceted impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a... Read More


CARICOM strategy for reopening economies

08 May 2020

Georgetown – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade and Economic Development Ministers have approved a strategy for the reopening of economies in the 15-member grouping after they had been placed in a lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More


CAL gearing up for 'new normal'

07 May 2020

Port of Spain – Regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), says measures are being put in place for the reopening of borders in Trinidad and Tobago, which have been closed since March 22. Read More


Cuban health worker collapses, dies in Dominica

07 May 2020

Roseau – Dominica has extended condolences to Cuba and in particular the relatives of a 42-year-old Cuban health worker, who collapsed and died on Tuesday night, mere hours after completing a second 14-days in quarantine. Read More


Sandals Resorts gives millions to fight COVID-19

07 May 2020

Kingston – Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, has donated JCA$31.5 million to the Andrew Holness-led administration to be used in all 63 constituencies. Read More


Vincentian students to pay over US$1 000 to return home

07 May 2020

Kingston – St Vincent and the Grenadines students in Jamaica wanting to return home amidst the problems created by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19, including locked borders, must each pay an estimated US$1 3339 for a return flight. Read More


Recount starts in Guyana

07 May 2020

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The national recount of the March 2 general and regional elections got underway early Wednesday, after a two-hour delay. Read More


No date yet for St Vincent elections

06 May 2020

Kingstown – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he has not given “any real thought to the altered targets for elections”, amid concerns that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have altered his plans for announcing a date for the general elections later... Read More


UWI senior executives to help students

06 May 2020

Kingston – Several senior executive members of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Monday committed themselves to donating a percentage of their salaries, for the next three months, towards a student hardship fund. Read More


Jamaica extends curfew

06 May 2020

Kingston – The Jamaica government says the islandwide curfew, which would have ended on Wednesday, has now been extended to May 13 as the country continues to observe measures aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More


Grenada cancels Spicemas

05 May 2020

St Georges – Grenada has officially cancelled it 2020 Carnival celebrations saying that the annual event could give rise to a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and further impact socio-economic growth here. Read More


Grenada’s cruise ship workers soon heading home

05 May 2020

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government says several stranded nationals employed on cruise ships that are presently not sailing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, will be returning home later this month. Read More


Pastors arrested for defying COVID-19 restrictions

04 May 2020

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Two pastors are due to appear in court later this week after they were arrested on Sunday for conducting services at churches in violation of the health measures prohibiting any gathering of more than ten people in a bid to prevent the spread... Read More


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