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Jamaica committed to adequately equipping police force

14 July 2019

KINGSTON – National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to providing the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with the necessary resources to solve crime. Read More

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Heat wave warning for Caribbean

14 July 2019

WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is warning people in the Caribbean that they are at risk for heat strokes and even death as a result of the heat wave being experienced globally. Read More

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Antigua looking at new destinations for LIAT

13 July 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says its future plans for the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, is to have it fly as far north as Florida, stopping in places like Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Read More

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CCJ issues definitive orders in Guyana cases

12 July 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today issued consequential declarations and orders in two sets of cases from Guyana. The cases have to do with the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) and a no-confidence vote passed... Read More

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St Kitts opposition demands explanation for its exclusion from OECS Assembly

11 July 2019

BASSETERRE – Opposition Leader Dr Denzil L. Douglas Wednesday said he had written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Michael Perkins, requesting a formal apology and explanation for the exclusion of the Parliamentary Opposition from the national delegation that... Read More

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CDB launches Stronger Together campaign

11 July 2019

As this year’s hurricane season gets underway, psychosocial support will be utilised to help the Caribbean people when disaster hits. Read More

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World Bank helping boost productivity in Suriname

11 July 2019

WASHINGTON – The World Bank Group approved a US$23 million loan to support good international practices for sector governance and promote sector diversification in Suriname. This operation will contribute to private sector growth opportunities, boost job creation, and... Read More

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Trinidad police officers to be polygraphed and drug tested

10 July 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) says it will commence polygraph testing of all regular and special police officers as part of the “transformational policing for greater accountability” within the service. Read More

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Haitian police make no arrests in attacks on senior police officers

09 July 2019

PORT AU PRINCE – Police say they have made no arrests in the attacks on two senior law enforcement officials that left one dead over the past three days. Read More

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Holness declares state of emergency for Corporate Area

08 July 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday announced that a state of emergency has been declared in the Corporate Area police division of St Andrew South. Read More

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Cooperation key to fulfilling aspirations of Caribbean people

07 July 2019

“Let us cooperate ever more closely in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of the Caribbean.” That was the message of the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to the world, as he addressed the official opening of the 40th Regular Meeting... Read More

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CARICOM to send delegation to Haiti

06 July 2019

CASTRIES – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has agreed to send a prime ministerial delegation to Haiti where opposition forces are seeking to remove President Jovenel Moise from office over allegations of embezzlement. Read More

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Jamaican minister welcomes US university’s establishment of Reggae Studies unit

03 July 2019

KINGSTON – Culture Minister Olivia Grange, has welcomed the decision of the University of Minnesota to establish an International Institute for Reggae Studies. Grange gave her support to the initiative during her visit to the University over the weekend. Read More

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IMF expresses some concerns for Bahamas economy

02 July 2019

WASHIGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says while it welcomes the strengthening economic activity and the prospect of continued growth in the Bahamas, it is still concerned at the high unemployment rate, rising public debt and risks associated with external... Read More

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Tourism industry dealing with threat of sargassum

02 July 2019

KINGSTON – The Jamaica-based Global Tourism and Crisis Management Centre is to collaborate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to conduct research on the potential threat of sargassum to the Caribbean. Read More

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IDB launches Gobernarte Award

01 July 2019

WASHINGTON – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Monday said it had launched the sixth edition of the “Gobernarte: The Art of Good Government – Eduardo Campos Award,” for the best initiatives in subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).... Read More

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Jamaican American presidential candidate raises millions in 24 hours after debate

01 July 2019

WASHINGTON – The campaign of Jamaican American United States Democratic Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday that the United States Senator has raised US$2 million in 24 hours after her first televised presidential debate Thursday night in Miami. Read More

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Guyana listed as world’s fastest growing economy

30 June 2019

GEORGETOWN – The world’s second largest stock market NASDAQ, has named Guyana as the fastest growing economy in the world. In a report, NASDAQ said that with a projected growth rate of 16.3 per cent during the four-year period 2018-2021, Guyana is the fastest growing... Read More

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Plastic free July in St Lucia

30 June 2019

CASTRIES – St Lucia will use the month of July to launch initiatives aimed at minimising the dependence on single-use plastics, including Styrofoam, with the option of applying habits at home and in daily life, and sharing with friends and family. Read More

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Frost appointed at St Augustine

29 June 2019

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) recently appointed Dr Sterling Frost, a senior career banker and the Deputy CEO, Operations and Administration, First Citizens as Professor of Practice in Management Studies, attached to the... Read More

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Drought will continue, says CIMH

29 June 2019

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) Friday said that drought conditions in the Caribbean will continue in several countries for July to September this year. Read More

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