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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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Four unhurt in Carriacou crash

08 August 2019

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – All four persons, including the pilot, on board a twin-engine Cessna aircraft escaped injuries on Wednesday after the plane veered off the runaway at the Lauriston airport in Carriacou, according to an official statement issued here. Read More

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St Lucia looking beyond Virgin airlines

07 August 2019

CASTRIES, St Lucia – The St Lucia government says it has entered into negotiations with other carriers even as it leaves the door open for talks with the British carrier, Virgin Atlantic that has threatened to stop servicing the island from next year over the payment... Read More

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St Kitts govt links move to decriminalise marijuana to Emancipation Day

05 August 2019

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts and Nevis government has hailed the decision to introduce legislation aimed at decriminalising small amounts of marijuana for medicinal and other purposes as a step towards the twin island Federation consolidating its freedom from slavery.... Read More

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Skerrit to lead delegation to US for talks on cruise ship port

04 August 2019

ROSEAU – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will lead a delegation to the United States later this month for talks on the construction of a new cruise ship and cargo port for the island. Read More

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UWI and University of Glasgow sign MOU on reparations

03 August 2019

KINGSTON – The University of the West Indies (UWI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Glasgow (UoG) agreeing to partner in a reparations strategy that focuses on how best to use this historical knowledge in order to fashion reparatory... Read More

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GraceKennedy records profit

03 August 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – GraceKennedy Financial Group is reporting significant profit for the first six months of 2019. Read More

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Minister links cocaine haul to illegal guns

02 August 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is linking the multi-billion dollar (One Jamaica dollar=US$0.008 cents) of cocaine here earlier this week to criminals who are responsible for the illegal importation of hundreds of guns into Jamaica. Read More

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Caribbean economies growing

01 August 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Wednesday said economic growth across the Caribbean region is expected to increase slightly to 2.1 per cent this year. Read More

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No new taxes in Dominica budget

31 July 2019

ROSEAU, Dominica – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Tuesday presented an EC$1.02 billion (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) tax-free budget to Parliament, announcing the removal of taxes on a number of items ranging from vehicles to baby diapers and urging greater support... Read More

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Dominica to debate decriminalisation of marijuana

30 July 2019

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Dominica government Tuesday said it intends to bring to Parliament, legislation that would allow for the regulated and controlled use of marijuana for medicinal, scientific, religious and recreational purposes. Read More

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US$120m for seaweed clean-up

30 July 2019

KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM), Edmund Bartlett, has said the unprecedented levels of Sargassum seaweed that washed up on Caribbean beaches in 2018 resulted in estimated clean-up... Read More

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St Kitts government to table legislation to allow for marijuana use

29 July 2019

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts and Nevis government Monday said it would table legislation in the Parliament on Tuesday allowing for the regulated and controlled use of marijuana for medicinal, scientific, religious and recreational purposes in the twin island Federation.... Read More

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Opposition to challenge SOE in court

29 July 2019

KINGSTON – The leader of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips says the opposition will be challenging the constitutionality of the continued state of emergency (SOE) in Jamaica. Read More

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Granger names new GECOM chairman

27 July 2019

GEORGETOWN – President David Granger Friday named retired Justice Claudette Singh as the new chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) as the country prepares for fresh regional and general election as mandated by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice... Read More

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Virgin Atlantic to end flights to St Lucia

26 July 2019

CASTRIES – Virgin Atlantic says after June 8 it will stop its operations between St Lucia and London’s Gatwick Airport, for the “foreseeable future”. Read More

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Jamaica reports major decline in dengue cases

25 July 2019

KINGSTON – Jamaica is reporting a significant decline in the number of cases of dengue with health officials saying that the campaign to eradicate the mosquito responsible for the spread of the disease. Read More

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