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Pompeo, Holness bilateral meeting

20 January 2020

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that he is looking forward to meeting with leaders from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), during a visit to Jamaica this week. Read More

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Barrow will fire any minister in bribery scandal

19 January 2020

BELMOPAN, Belize – Prime Minister Dean Barrow has warned that any government minister implicated in a bribery scandal involving an imprisoned American businessman dating back to 2013 “will be fired by your humble servant”. Read More

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Oil tanker arrives to export Guyana’s first oil lift

18 January 2020

GEORGETOWN– The Marshall Islands registered crude oil tanker, Yannis P, has arrived here as the country will soon lift the first one million barrels of crude from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Read More

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IICA supplies equipment for Trinidad and Tobago

17 January 2020

PORT OF SPAIN – The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) supports the work of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries in Trinidad and Tobago (MALF) on the development of an Agricultural Disaster Risk Management (ADRM) Plan, handing... Read More

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Record tourist arrivals for St Lucia in 2019

17 January 2020

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says his administration will be making “a concerted effort” to improve the tourism sector as the island recorded its highest number of stayover visitors. Read More

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No salary increase for Granger, says Guyana government

16 January 2020

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 15, CMC – The Guyana government Wednesday labelled as “patently false,” a media report that President David Granger had awarded himself a salary increase. Read More

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Body, dash cams for police

16 January 2020

NASSAU – National Security Minister Marvin Dames says the government is serious in its commitment to reduce crime in the Bahamas as it signed an agreement with the Trinidad-based AE Tactical, for body and dash cams for police officers. Read More

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U.S. places more restrictions on travel to Cuba

13 January 2020

WASHINGTON – The United States has imposed more travel restrictions to Cuba, further unravelling the historic accessibility implemented by the previous administration of Barack Obama. Read More

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Another earthquake shakes Puerto Rico

12 January 2020

PONCE – A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled Puerto Rico on Saturday, fuelling anxiety among residents and sending them running in terror. Read More

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St Lucia wants medical university

11 January 2020

CASTRIES – The St Lucia government on Friday said it was holding negotiations “with several institutions” to allow for the establishment of a medical university here. Read More

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Main political parties nominate candidates in Guyana

11 January 2020

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The two main political entities in Guyana on Friday nominated candidates for the 65-member National Assembly as well as the regional councils ahead of the March 2 general election that the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) insists will be free... Read More

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Granger still to name prime ministerial candidate

09 January 2020

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – President David Granger seems set on breaking with tradition and keeping the population in the dark by not naming his prime ministerial candidate for the March 2 regional and general elections in Guyana. Read More

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State of emergency in Puerto Rico

08 January 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after a series of earthquakes killed at least one person, toppled buildings and knocked out power to nearly the entire island of more than 3 million people. Read More

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Shopkeeper stabbed to death

07 January 2020

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 6, CMC – Police say a 57-year-old man was assisting their investigations into the murder of a 54-year-old shopkeeper, who was stabbed to death on Monday, hours after being accused of sending her monkey to steal money. Read More

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Puerto Rico bracing for aftershocks after 5.8 quake

06 January 2020

A damaging earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Monday, with plenty of aftershocks expected. Read More

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No glass bottles for Trinidad Carnival

06 January 2020

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Ministry of National Security says that it will be implementing a ban on glass bottles during the upcoming Carnival season. Read More

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Antiguans to be fined if caught using cellphones while driving

05 January 2020

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Motorists who have been “observed and caught” by police using a cell phone while driving will have to pay a fine of EC$500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) immediately, the Ministry of Legal Affairs has said. Read More

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Dominica employers want Sunday to be just another business day

04 January 2020

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Dominica Employers Federation (DEF) Friday said in order to comply with demands from the public for “more shopping hours” it would seek to have the government amend existing legislation so as to allow business places to operate on a Sunday. Read More

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Pastor due back in court next week

03 January 2020

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A pastor is due to return to court on January 10 after he was granted TT$900 000 (One Tt dollar=USS$0.16 cents) bail on Wednesday on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and trafficking in persons after law enforcement officials had raised... Read More

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Moise calls for peace

02 January 2020

PORT AU PRINCE – President Jovenel Moise called for peace in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country on Wednesday, which is also celebrating its 216th anniversary of independence. Read More

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No malaria in Jamaica

01 January 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Health authorities Tuesday said that the island remains malaria free even though two imported cases had been identified in November. Read More

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