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Poll points to DLP victory in Dominica

22 November 2019

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) Thursday said many Dominicans expect the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to win the December 6 general election, but cautioned “that this is not necessarily an expression of voting... Read More

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Oil brightens Guyana’s prospects

21 November 2019

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – President David Granger said Wednesday that the emerging petroleum industry provides an “exciting economic and enterprising development” for Guyana and will enhance economic growth by increasing investment, including upstream investment. Read More

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Montserrat has a new government

20 November 2019

BRADES, Montserrat – Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell was sworn into office on Tuesday, a few hours after leading his Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) into reversing its 2014 electoral defeat and winning Monday’s general election. Read More

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Protesting Dominicans demand electoral reform

19 November 2019

ROSEAU, Dominica – Police fired teargas to disperse people who had gathered outside the residence of President Charles Savarin demanding electoral reform ahead of the December 6 general election. Read More

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Police appeal for calm during Dominica election campaign

19 November 2019

ROSEAU, Dominica – Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon Monday appealed for peace and calm in Dominica amid allegations of violence during the campaign leading up to the December 6 general election. Read More

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Election day in Montserrat

18 November 2019

BRADES, Montserrat – Voters in this British Overseas Territory (BOT) are casting ballots to elect persons to a nine-member legislative Assembly with the outgoing Premier, Donaldson Romeo, among nine people contesting the election as independent candidates. Read More

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Gonsalves urges CARICOM to speed up reparation claims

18 November 2019

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves  has urged  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to  raise  the issue of reparations for indigenous peoples and African slaves with their  European counterparts  as a priority, according to the New York-based... Read More

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US border patrol agency releases data on Caribbean operation

18 November 2019

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released a summary of its fiscal year (FY) 2019 border enforcement operation in the Caribbean, saying that the initiative was possible through collaborative operations and partnerships with other federal, state... Read More

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Dorian caused billions in damage, says IDB

17 November 2019

WASHINGTON – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says a new report estimates the total cost of the impacts and effects of Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas in September at US$3.4 billion, with hundreds dead or missing and impacts on the economy that will last for... Read More

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Jamaica issues almost 100 mineral licences

16 November 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says it is has granted nearly 90 exploratory licences for semi-precious minerals such as cobalt, copper, gold, silver and zinc, since March last year. Read More

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Cayman room stock surpasses 7 000

15 November 2019

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Cayman Islands tourism industry recently achieved a major milestone in the accommodations sector through the significant growth of over 7 000 rooms licensed and available to visitors. Read More

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ECLAC projects less economic growth in the region

15 November 2019

SANTIAGO, Chile – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has downwardly revised its projections for growth in the region In 2019, forecasting an average expansion of 0.1 per cent. Read More

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Belize trying to solve illegal migration from Guatemala

14 November 2019

BELMOPAN, Belize – The Belize government says it has taken “several diplomatic steps” towards the “peaceful and expeditious” removal of Guatemalan nationals who have encroached on private property in the Barrio El Juda area, Cayo District. Read More

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‘Fake’ voters’ list making rounds in Dominica

13 November 2019

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Electoral Office (EO) has called on Dominicans to reject a digital online voters list that is being circulated here as the island prepares to elect a new government on December 6. Read More

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Former head extradited to US

11 November 2019

ST JOHN’S – The former head of the Financial Services Regulator Commission, Leroy King, has been extradited to the United States. Read More

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Caribbean bananas ‘under watch’

11 November 2019

The United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) said Caribbean bananas are “under watch”. Read More

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Guyana ready for free and fair elections

10 November 2019

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh, has assured that measures have been put in place to ensure that March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections are free and fair. Read More

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Kamla passes through PNM rally

09 November 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Police officers were kept busy in Siparia in south Trinidad on Thursday night after a motorcade led by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar passed by a People’s National Movement (PNM) public meeting being held in the stronghold of the United National... Read More

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Sect okays child unions

09 November 2019

MONTEGO BAY – The estranged wife of Omar Thompson, leader of the Assembly of Qahal Yahweh in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has corroborated allegations that the controversial religious sect has conducted child marriages as a probe by the police and welfare agencies deepens.... Read More

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UN group calls for peace in Haiti

08 November 2019

UNITED NATIONS – In light of Haiti’s worsening political and humanitarian crisis, the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Adhoc Advisory Group in the French-speaking country is urging all parties to reject acts of violence and urgently commit to peace.... Read More

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General Assembly calls for end to embargo against Cuba

08 November 2019

UNITED NATIONS – For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. Read More

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