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Region warned not to be lured into a false sense of security regarding terrorist attacks

23 July 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – A three-day regional workshop aimed at preventing violent extremism got underway here on Tuesday amidst concerns that the return of Caribbean nationals from participation in terrorist activities could pose a significant threat to the region. Read More

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House-to-House registration in Guyana

22 July 2019

GEORGETOWN – Residents throughout the length and breadth of Guyana benefitted from the House-to-House registration process spearheaded by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Saturday. Read More

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Cayman Islands investigating gold smuggling operation

21 July 2019

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Authorities in the British Overseas territory are working closely with the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to investigate millions of dollars worth of gold that was seized at London’s Heathrow International airport last month. Read More

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Jamaican teachers to get tablets for classroom

21 July 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The chief executive officer at e-Learning, Keith Smith, says an estimated 15 000 teachers will benefit from the roll-out of the Tablets for Teachers Programme, schedule to begin in December. Read More

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Bermuda raises retirement age for public servants

21 July 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Parliament has unanimously passed legislation to raise the mandatory retirement age for public service workers by three years – a move later hailed as a victory for seniors. Read More

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Ebola warning

20 July 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging regional countries to enhance disease surveillance at ports of entry and at health facilities following the categorisation of the current outbreak of the Ebola virus disease... Read More

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ECCB to launch pilot digital currency project

20 July 2019

BASSETERRE – The Governor of the St Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, Friday announced plans to launch a digital currency pilot programme of the Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollar. Read More

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Rowley dismisses call to resign

19 July 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Thursday brushed aside a call from the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), for him to resign over the “emailgate” fiasco. Read More

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St Vincent PM suspends House over Deputy Speaker’s tardiness

18 July 2019

KINGSTOWN – A meeting of the House of Assembly was suspended on Thursday, after just a few minutes, without any of the day’s business being addressed. Read More

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Grenada PM lauds joint UWI, rum industry initiative

18 July 2019

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell has lauded the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the West Indies Open Campus and the regional rum industry grouping – the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association... Read More

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Former NBA player to participate in Digicel camp

18 July 2019

CASTRIES – Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that former NBA player Caron Butler will participate in the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp at Centre of Excellence in Macoya, Trinidad and Tobago from July 20 to 21. Read More

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Digicel to conduct internal probe in Grenada

18 July 2019

ST GEORGE’S – Digicel, the telecommunications provider which has an arrangement with the Grenada government of Grenada to service all of its telecommunications needs, Wednesday announced plans for an internal investigation into how the bill of a former public official... Read More

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US pledges to support alternative energy projects in the Caribbean

17 July 2019

KINGSTON – The United States says it will support the Caribbean in implementing alternative energy related projects. Global Power Sector Programme Manager, Bureau of Energy Resources at the US Department of State, Faith Corneille, said that over 70 projects have been... Read More

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Antigua PM not impressed with offer made to acquire Scotiabank branch

16 July 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it is prepared to hold direct talks with Scotiabank over the acquisition of its local branch here after indicating that the Trinidad and Tobago-based financial institution was seeking as much as “300 per cent” more... Read More

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Mountain community gets water

16 July 2019

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Paramakatoi residents will soon reap the benefits of a very complex project that began in 2017 to provide easy access to potable water for the community. Read More

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Xenophobia and racism on the rise in Trinidad and Tobago, says president

16 July 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – President Paula-Mae Weekes Monday said that the increase in the number of Venezuelans arriving here over the past few weeks has prompted xenophobia and racism in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

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Jamaica earns billions in revenue from tourism during first six months

15 July 2019

KINGSTON – Jamaica has welcomed approximately two million visitors for the first half of 2019, earning an estimated two billion US dollars, according to the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Pearnel Charles. Read More

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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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