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Guilty dissident freed

22 June 2010

HAVANA – A Cuban court found prominent opposition leader Darsy Ferrer guilty of purchasing black-market cement yesterday Read More

Dudus surrenders

22 June 2010

KINGSTON – Former Tivoli strongman Christopher "Dudus" Coke is in police custody. Read More

Jagdeo, Kamla to hold talks

22 June 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo was expected to fly into Trinidad last night to hold talks with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar Wednesday Read More

Fugitive lawman arrested

22 June 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas – The deputy United States marshal who tracked a suspect in a Texas sexual assault case to the Bahamas said yesterday he was shocked to find the fugitive working as a police officer. Read More

Six murders over weekend

22 June 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN - Six murders across the country over the weekend kept homicide officers busy, sending the murder toll to 250. Three women, one three months pregnant, were among the victims. Read More

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Death crash

22 June 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Blinding rain, slippery roads and speed spelt death for two men Sunday when their car slammed into a lightpole along the Uriah-Butler Highway near Price Plaza, Chaguanas. Read More

OECS key in whaling ban issue

22 June 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Six Eastern Caribbean countries may well hold the key as to whether or not the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will overturn the 1986 global ban on commercial whaling and allow hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary around Antarctica. Read More

Gonsalves: Put money in LIAT

21 June 2010

CASTRIES – St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is calling on fellow Caribbean leaders Read More

Squatters rebuild homes

21 June 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Hours after the State moved in on squatters at Cashew Gardens and demolished several illegally Read More

Elections next year instead

20 June 2010

KINGSTON – The senate gave approval to two bills postponing local government elections till 2011, on Friday. Read More

Decoy taxis to fight crime

20 June 2010

HAMILTON – Police officers in Bermuda are planning to pose as taxi drivers to try to catch gun-touting robbers in the act. Read More

Call to support regional farmers

18 June 2010

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Agriculture Minister Hilson Baptiste is calling on decision makers to provide the support to farmers so as to guarantee food and nutrition security in the Caribbean. Read More

Guyana probes NY drug bust

18 June 2010

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Police Force and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have launched an investigation into the 40-pound cocaine bust in New York which originated in Guyana and some suspects have been identified but no arrests have been made, sources said Wednesday.... Read More

Golding plunges in poll

18 June 2010

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Bruce Golding has registered his largest political plunge since taking office in September 2007. Read More

Ex-president announces US$20m Haiti loan fund

17 June 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Former President Bill Clinton is announcing a new fund for Haitian businesses backed in part by the world’s richest man. Read More

Reward for Coke 'not enough'

17 June 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is asking its members to contribute more cash to a police JAM$1.7 million (US$20 000) reward for the arrest of fugitive Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who is wanted in the United States on drug and gun... Read More

Murder rate down in Jamaica

17 June 2010

KINGSTON – Murders for the first two weeks of June are trending downwards when compared with the same period last year, but the police are not ready to credit the decline to their late-May push to dismantle gangs in Kingston. Police statistics obtained by The Gleaner... Read More

Central bank suspends insurer

17 June 2010

PORT OF SPAIN: Central Bank officials Tuesday suspended the operations of Motor and General Insurance Company after the Port of Spain-based firm was struggling to maintain the required quantity of money in its statutory fund. Inspector of Financial Institutions at the... Read More

LIAT awaiting final decision

16 June 2010

Regional airline LIAT won’t engage in a war of words with the union representing its pilots but will wait until former High Court judge Leroy  Inniss hands down his final decision in the arbitration between  the two parties.The pilots, while constantly threatening industrial... Read More

Manning attends fun day

16 June 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Since his defeat at the May 24 general election former prime minister Patrick Manning has not been regularly seen at many public functions. Read More

Cuba to keep close eye on US oil spill

16 June 2010

HAVANA – Cuba’s civil defense chief said yesterday that authorities are preparing coastal residents for the oil spill fouling the Gulf of Mexico, and a top military official said its possible arrival would be "a disaster." Read More

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