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Raúl Castro defends more unity and integration Cuba-Caricom

Raúl Castro defends more unity and integration Cuba-Caricom

Antigua and Barbuda, Dec 8. 2017 – Cuban President Raúl Castro today called for unity in diversity, integration and genuine cooperation among Caribbean states to face common challenges and problems of the region and the world. In a speech on the opening day of the 6th summit of his country and the Caribbean Community (Caricom), […]

Director of Public Prosecutions D.P.P. Oris Sullivan

Doctor guilty on indecent assault charge

Indecent assault guilty verdict against doctor The East Caribbean High Court in Montserrat concluded the week’s criminal assizes with the unanimous guilty verdict returned in the matter where a medical practitioner was charged with indecent assault of a patient in March this year. The verdict has and will surprise many as the whole question of […]

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Teachers frustrated with no communication from the Ministry of Education

Teachers under the Montserrat Union of Teachers (MUT) have, in a surprising if not unusual move invited the press to tell them of the union’s disappointment and frustration over the Ministry of Education’s alleged unwillingness to address health and safety hazards within the schools, salaries and training for teachers. The press conference took place last […]

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At least 235 killed in Egypt mosque attack

CBS News EL-ARISH, Egypt — Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 235 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. The attack targeted a mosque frequented by Sufis, members of Islam’s mystical movement, in the […]

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Marijuana Discussion Denied

Freedom of Expression sought and denied, but full-scale forum discussion follows It was only a few months ago when a social commentator lost his case, and yet again, in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme and Appeal Courts when he challenged for being disallowed to exercise his freedom of speech in presenting on the medical uses of […]

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley

Government critical of Opposition over defeat of Anti-Gang legislation

08 December 2017

PM Rowley: “And we’re seeing an exponential rise in gang activity,” by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 7, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday blasted Opposition legislators after they failed to provide the necessary support for the Anti-Gang Legislation that the authorities said was needed to deal with the rising […]

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Five killed in St Croix plane crash

08 December 2017

        7 December 2017  – Caribbean News  by Laura Dowrich-Phillips Five passengers aboard a private plane are now dead following a plane crash at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St.Croix. The crash occurred at 8.54 pm last night, Thursday, December 7, 2017. The Virgin Islands Port Authority confirmed in a statement that the private plane experienced […]

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MCW Minister Lewis at Regional Seminar on Single ICT Space

05 December 2017

The Honourable Minister of Communications, Works and Labour, Paul Lewis and the Ministry’s Executive Officer, Michelle Cassell, are in the Bahamas for the 16th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar. The November 27th to 30th Meeting is being held under the theme, ‘Internet Imperatives for the Caribbean Single ICT Space’.  The seminar is hosted by the […]

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Grenada dismisses criticism of CIP

04 December 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Dec 4, CMC – The chairman of the board of the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), Kaisha Ince, has dismissed a report by the self-styled United States-based financial analyst which he said is designed to discredit “a number of successful CIB programmes in the region” including Grenada. “As […]

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ExxonMobil offers financial assistance to settle border controversy – report

04 December 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec. 3, CMC – The government of Guyana could be getting help from US oil giant ExxonMobil, in its efforts to have a judicial settlement of the border controversy with Venezuela. According to News Source Guyana, Government sources have reported that the company has set aside just under US$20 […]

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CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill founder reportedly commits suicide in NY factory

04 December 2017

by STAFF WRITER   NEW YORK, Dec 3, CMC – The founder and chief executive officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Jamaican Lowell Hawthorne reportedly killed himself inside his Bronx, New York factory on Saturday . According to police reports, Hawthorne, 57, shot himself inside the Park Ave. building, near E. 173rd St., […]

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Roman Catholic Bishop hospitalised after collapsing during Church service

02 December 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Dec 1, CMC – The recently appointed Roman Catholic Bishop of Grenada, Clive Harvey remained hospitalised on Friday after collapsing while conducting service at the Cathedral of immaculate Conception on Thursday. Bishop Clive Harvey Catholic Media Service confirmed that Bishop Harvey, who became the second Trinidad and Tobago […]

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ECHO Factsheet – Caribbean – November 2017

ECHO Factsheet – Caribbean – November 2017

01 December 2017

Report from European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Published on 29 Nov 2017   Download PDF (1.83 MB) FACTS & FIGURES 6.2 million people have been affected throughout the Caribbean due to extreme drought in 2015 – a consequence of the El Niño weather phenomenon. €61 million for disaster preparedness […]

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Caribbean Community Secretariat – Staff Vacancies

01 December 2017

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, Associate Members of the Caribbean Community, CARIFORUM and PANCAP Member States to fill the following position with assigned duty station in Guyana: Senior Project Officer, 10th European Development Fund, PANCAP Full details of the position may be obtained by […]

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Royal Bank of Canada -Abandoned Property – Over 15 Years

01 December 2017

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Caribbean Grains spreads the fine art of baking

01 December 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) – Caribbean Grains Ltd, which operates a production mill in Vieux Fort, considers itself more than just a manufacturer of flour. The Company, which has been here for more than a year, sees itself as an ally of the present and future generation of bakers. During the month of November, the Company has […]

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Dominica and China sign multi-million dollar agreements

01 December 2017

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Nov 29, CMC – China Wednesday “opened a new page” of its friendship with Dominica providing the hurricane battered Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries with economic and military aid as it rebuilds following the storm. China’s Ambassador to Dominica, LU Kun described the new agreements totalling nearly US$20 million as “momentous,” […]

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ECCB Governor Calls for Fiscal Resilience Legislation in the Caribbean

01 December 2017

The Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy N. J. Antoine has issued a call for the adoption of fiscal resilience legislation in the Caribbean. Speaking at the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2017 High Level Caribbean Forum in Jamaica, Governor Antoine emphasised that given the region’s vulnerability to external shocks, building fiscal […]

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Paradise Papers yet another example of the power of collaboration in investigative journalism

01 December 2017

By Richard Sambrook, Cardiff University The recent publication of the Paradise Papers is another strong indication of the rising importance of global collaboration for investigative journalism. In April 2016, a consortium of news organisations published the Panama Papers – the first major leak revealing the scale of tax avoidance by companies and high-profile individuals. It […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 26: 2017 -DfID, MNI and moving to economic breakthrough

De Ole Dawg – Part 26: 2017 -DfID, MNI and moving to economic breakthrough

01 December 2017

How can we solve the “golden elephants next” problem? BRADES, Montserrat– We continue to express thanks to the people and government of the UK for support since 1995 – 98. However, given the persistent plight of Montserrat, we clearly need to focus on removing key barriers to economic breakthrough. Now, due to the legally binding […]

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Opposition leader calls on Premier Romeo to resign

Opposition leader calls on Premier Romeo to resign

01 December 2017

leader the Hon. Easton Taylor Farrell has been leading the questions and criticisms of the current Donaldson Romeo led Peoples Democratic Government (PDM) calling on him to, “consider taking the high road of decency and tender his resignation…” Farrell before his recommendation expressed his concern that, “Three years into the life of this parliament – […]

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Other November assizes hearings this week

01 December 2017

  Lindon Fergus of St. Peters pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent. The offence from an incident which occurred on May 26, 2017 at the Little Bay basketball complex, carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The complaint arising out of the incident says, Venice Wilkins Jr. of Salem received a head injury […]

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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of The Commonwealth of Dominica speaking at the Investment Immigration Summit East Asia in Hong Kong earlier this month. (PRNewsfoto/Beacon Events)

Caribbean Prime Ministers Discuss the Recent Citizenship by Investment Prices After the Atlantic Hurricanes Earlier This Year

01 December 2017

 News provided by Beacon Events  DUBAI, UAE, November 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Commonwealth of Dominica was impacted significantly by Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm leaving behind a trail of devastation and over 50,000 people displaced. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit gave the opening address at the Investment Immigration Summit East Asia […]

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Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai underscored that all-inclusive resorts had become similar to “modern-day plantations”.

UNWTO head calls for Caribbean to rethink all-inclusive model

01 December 2017

 Loop News  Created : 28 November 2017  Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai underscored that all-inclusive resorts had become similar to “modern-day plantations”. Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, says the Caribbean cannot continue to pursue all-inclusive resort development if tourism is to play an […]

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Caribbean Grains spreads the fine art of baking

Caribbean Grains spreads the fine art of baking

01 December 2017

November 30, 2017   Bakers Michael and Ali with students from Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School (PRESS RELEASE) – Caribbean Grains Ltd, which operates a production mill in Vieux Fort, considers itself more than just a manufacturer of flour. The Company, which has been here for more than a year, sees itself as an ally […]

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Addicted to Your Phone? It Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry

Addicted to Your Phone? It Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry

01 December 2017

Livescience.com By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer | December 1, 2017    Credit: baranq/Shutterstock It’s hard to escape screens; there is a roughly 100 percent chance you are looking at one right now. And though the long-term effects of screen time are still being studied, the effects of excessive internet and smartphone use are well-documented. “Pathological” internet use has been linked […]

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Inland Revenue Division Notice

01 December 2017

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Letter: Bahamas: Shocking images of child injured in illegal immigration crackdown

30 November 2017

  November 26, 2017 Dear Sir: Shocking and appalling images have surfaced of a young child who suffered severe facial injuries during an aggressive Immigration apprehension exercise in North Andros, The Bahamas. These images highlight just one of several violent incidents and human rights abuses that have been reported to activists as a result of […]

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Clico’s loss

30 November 2017

Clico’s loss… SHAWN CUMBERBATCH Barbados-based CLICO has found itself on the losing end of a lawsuit in neighbouring St Lucia. Even before it winds up operations here and looks for a resolution elsewhere in the Eastern Caribbean, CLICO International Life Insurance Limited has lost a near half million lawsuit brought by a former employee. And […]

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CARICOM lauds Barbados’ role on global stage

30 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC –Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque has described Barbados as “a small state which has made a big impact on the world”. In a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Freundel Staurt ahead of the island observing its 51st anniversary of political independence from Britain on Thursday, LaRocque […]

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Forecasters have ‘good news’ as dry season begins

30 November 2017

By Kenton X. Chance GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC — After a disastrous hurricane season, Caribbean forecasters have good news for the upcoming dry season, which begins on December 1. “We are happy to announce for once that the climate outlook is positive mostly and so we just want to make sure that the people keep updating […]

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines government recalls US-based diplomat

29 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER  By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Nov 27, CMC – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government Monday said it had recalled one of its diplomats accredited to the United Nations amidst a report that he punched his wife, also a diplomat, in the mouth last Friday, in the presence of […]

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Grenada disappointed with lack of progress in CLICO/BAICO issue

29 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER  ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Nov 28, CMC – The Grenada government has expressed its “profound disappointment” at the failure to date to get compensation for policy holders of the collapsed Trinidad-based Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) and the British American Insurance Company (BAICO). Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, delivering the EC$1.1 billion (One […]

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British PM meets with leaders of British Overseas Territories

29 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER LONDON, Nov 28, CMC – Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday held talks with the leaders of the British Overseas Territories (BOTs) according to an official statement issued here. A Downing Street spokesperson said that May met with the leaders from 10 BOTs for the start of their annual Joint Ministerial Council meeting. […]

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UN groups want ‘specific steps’ to respond to violence against women in the Caribbean

29 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   WASHINGTON, CMC – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) are urging Latin America and the Caribbean countries to take “specific steps” to respond to violence against women. PAHO and the WHO have issued a new manual coinciding with the International Day of Elimination of Violence against […]

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UWItv to honour regional broadcaster Julian Rogers

29 November 2017

  by STAFF WRITER  BRIDGETOWN, CMC – The multimedia public information and education service of the University of the West Indies – UWItv, will honour regional broadcaster Julian Rogers  as it celebrates the milestone of its first anniversary this week. Julian Rogers UWItv, that was launched on November 25, 2016 and went live in December […]

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Caribbean Needs to Differentiate Tourism Product

Caribbean Needs to Differentiate Tourism Product

29 November 2017

By South Florida Caribbean News MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Tourism stakeholders and professionals have underscored the need for the Caribbean to take a keener look at innovation; and differentiate its tourism offerings, to broaden its share of the global tourism market.The Caribbean currently enjoys only five percent of the world market, the stakeholders said; although […]

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How much does the Trump family have to gain from GOP tax bills?

How much does the Trump family have to gain from GOP tax bills?

28 November 2017

Politifact By Louis Jacobson on Monday, November 27th, 2017 Trump to gain…from tax bill Autoplay: On | Off We took a closer look at what the Republican tax bills could mean personally for President Donald Trump. One of the arguments from Democrats against the Republican overhaul of the tax code is that President Donald Trump, […]

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SPCCU – Corporate Governance Committee

27 November 2017

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Montserrat joins in observance of Remembrance Day – 2017

24 November 2017

As Montserrat joined much of the world in remembering those who lost their lives in two world wars, lasting from 1914 – 1918 and again from 1939  – 1945, as well as the Iraq war (2005) uniformed groups and ex-service men gathered at on Sunday November 12 the cenotaph built under the former governorship of […]

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US government ends TPS for Haitians

US government ends TPS for Haitians

24 November 2017

By Nelson A. King WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States government Monday terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 60,000 undocumented Haitian nationals living in the United States. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke said she made the decision to terminate the TPS designation for Haitians, with a delayed effective date of […]

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Barbados stamps its mark on Caribbean food

Barbados stamps its mark on Caribbean food

24 November 2017

Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Online  by Franka Philip     The Barbados Food and Rum Festival kicked off with the Oistins Bay Gardens Cookoff where locals and tourists sampled fresh seafood. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival which culminated in Barbados last weekend has gone some way to cementing the country’s image as “the Culinary […]

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At UN, over $2 billion pledged to help hurricane-affected Caribbean nations ‘build back better’

24 November 2017

A meeting at the UN headquarters resulted to the mobilisation of pledges and loans to help Caribbean nations recover from the strong hurricanes that hit the region a few months ago. The street of Roseau, capital of Dominica, is littered with debris as it struggles to overcome the severe impact of Hurricane Maria which tore through […]

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Rescue

Top of the week Regional round-up

24 November 2017

Sailing vessel sinks – two rescued by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Nov 18, CMC – Two people were airlifted to safety via helicopter  after their sailing vessel – ‘Tyago’, sank between St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The marine authorities reported that a search for the two began late Thursday. Two ships […]

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Body of woman found in burnt house

24 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 24, CMC – The body of an unidentified woman was discovered Friday in a burnt out house that two days earlier had been raided by police and a quantity of guns and ammunition found. Police in south Trinidad say they believe that the woman was shot and […]

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The rebuilding of Dominica’s food production sector has been given a boost by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the OECS Commission’s Agricultural Unit.

Dominica recovery helped by 130,000 seedlings

24 November 2017

ByJoyce Loan – 22 November 2017, The rebuilding of Dominica’s food production sector has been given a boost by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the OECS Commission’s Agricultural Unit. The industry was left decimated with the passage of Hurricane Maria on 18 September. In an effort to stimulate recovery, more than […]

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Cruise company donates new 4,000 sq ft school building for BVI children

Cruise company donates new 4,000 sq ft school building for BVI children

24 November 2017

MIAMI, USA — As part of global relief efforts in the Caribbean following the recent hurricanes, MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company and the number one cruise line in Europe and South America, along with members of the government of the British Virgin Islands, welcomed and dedicated a new 4,000 square-foot, pre-fabricated building […]

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How Trump signed a global death warrant for women

24 November 2017

Katharine O’Brien, from the Texas-based 40 Days for Life, which has been working in the region since 2011, said the centres were vital: “It’s just so simple. The amount of training that is required to really be inspired by this is very little. You can explain that in one session.” O’Brien trains locals on how […]

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Anti-abortion laws called ‘draconian

Anti-abortion laws called ‘draconian

24 November 2017

US groups pour millions into anti-abortion campaign in Latin America and Caribbean Guardian investigation reveals anti-choice groups using sophisticated methods to combat potential easing of draconian abortion laws in the region US anti-choice groups are coordinating and financing a campaign to restrict access to abortion across Latin America and the Caribbean. A Guardian investigation has […]

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EEP celebrate half-way success at an Open House

24 November 2017

The Empowering Excellence Program boasted its self-proclaimed progress at an Open House on Thursday, November 9, 2017 hosted by Her Excellency Elizabeth Carriere. The occasion to celebrate nine months into the conduct of the program commemorating the program aimed to transform human resource management within the public service, while at the same time allowing public […]

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New Police Patrol Vessel:  To be in Montserrat by April 2018

New Police Patrol Vessel: To be in Montserrat by April 2018

24 November 2017

The Montserrat Police Marine Unit will shortly upgrade its security and search and rescue capacity, through acquiring a new 75-foot, twin-screw patrol vessel capable of thirty knots and with a range of three hundred nautical miles. The vessel – a Damen Stan Patrol 2205 Mk2 – will have a crew of four, it can facilitate […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 25:2017 -DFID, MNI and the “golden elephants next” effect

De Ole Dawg – Part 25:2017 -DFID, MNI and the “golden elephants next” effect

24 November 2017

Are we still suffering from the “golden elephants next” problem BRADES, Montserrat, Oct 30, 2017 – It bears saying again that we must continue to express thanks to the people and government of the UK for support since 1995 – 98. However, given the persistent plight of Montserrat, there is clearly still room for speaking […]

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Premier Romeo urges support for region, highlights Montserrat disasters, at high level pledging conference

24 November 2017

The Honourable Premier, Mr. Donaldson Romeo, has appealed for international support for Montserrat and the rest of the Caribbean, to enable the region to become more climate resilient.  Premier Romeo made the call during his presentation at the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference: Building A More Climate-Resilient Community.  The conference was held from 20th to […]

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UN chief warns no end to poverty unless violence against women is tackled

24 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER  UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 26, CMC – The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, warned on Saturday that unless the international community tackles violence against women, the world will not eradicate poverty or reach any of the other UN Sustainable Development Goals. “It is time to further our collective action to end violence against women […]

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Police officers charged with murdering businessman

24 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Two police officers are due to re-appear in court on December 5, after they were charged with the murder of a businessman who was shot last month. Police corporal Derwin Eastman and Jemison Williams appeared in the magistrate’s court charged with the murder of businessman, Godfrey Scipio, who […]

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Climate change features at United Nations – warnings that climate change is existential threat to Caribbean

24 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21, CMC – Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell Tuesday said that climate change is an existential threat for the Caribbean noting that small island developing states (SIDS) had long been vocal about the dangers posed by the effects of climate change, particularly global warming and sea level […]

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Businesswoman on more than 100 fraud charges escape from prison

24 November 2017

 by STAFF WRITER  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 28, CMC – Customs and Immigration officials were on the lookout for businesswoman, Vicky Boodram, who escaped from the women’s section of the Golden Grove Prison while awaiting trial on more than 100 fraud charges. A statement released by the Ministry of National Security Tuesday advised that […]

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Antigua and Barbuda says wealthy nations have a moral responsibility to rebuild hurricane battered region

23 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne Tuesday said wealthy countries had a moral obligation to rebuild his island battered by a recent hurricane, while expressing support for proposal by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) for a Caribbean Resilience Fund to […]

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Dominica PM calls for quick implementation of assistance programmes to hurricane battered countries

23 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER  UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21, CMC – Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Tuesday urged the international community to move quickly with the implementation of priority projects and programmes as he urged financial and other assistance for Caribbean countries battered by hurricanes so far this year. Addressing the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) United Nations High […]

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UN Secretary General calls for revisiting of concessionary loan policies to Caribbean

23 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21, CMC – The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, Tuesday called for a revisiting of the policies that have led to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries being excluded from concessionary development loans as the region appealed to the international community for assistance in rebuilding following the passage of […]

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Grenada PM has advice for Caribbean countries facing financial problems

23 November 2017

By Nicole Best BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov 21, CMC – Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says Caribbean countries facing  economic problems should consider implementing home-grown programmes that will find favour with the various international lending agencies, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Grenada is emerging from an IMF-supported Extended Credit Facility (ECF) programme of […]

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Black Caribbean legislators express disappointment at the end of TPS for Haitians

22 November 2017

By Nelson A. King WASHINGTON, Nov 22, CMC – Black Democratic congressional leaders have joined Caribbean legislators in expressing outrage over the Trump administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 60,000 undocumented Haitian nationals residing in the United States. US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke said on Monday […]

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Climate change, the Paris Agreement and the Caribbean are inextricably linked, says former St Lucia minister

21 November 2017

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Dr Jimmy Fletcher, former Chevening scholar and former minister for sustainable development in Saint Lucia, has during the past week travelled around the Eastern Caribbean and delivered insightful presentations on the contributions made by the region towards agreements to limit the growth of greenhouse gases. He spoke to alumni and other […]

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Trump Should Be Scared

21 November 2017

On Monday, Mueller signalled where his investigation is headed By Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern Robert Mueller and President Donald Trump. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Paul Manafort indictment is what it doesn’t say: the name Donald Trump. The indictment is a perfectly clean, amply substantiated case against two people—Manafort and his […]

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Dominica PM goes to COP 23 with a shopping list

20 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BONN, Germany, Nov 16, CMC – Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Thursday came to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) with a shopping list of more than US$200 million as he reminded the international community of the disaster brought upon his country by Hurricane Maria on September 18 this year. […]

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Grenadian national jailed on drug charges

17 November 2017

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Nov 17, CMC – A 31-year-old Grenadian national was jailed for more than five years after he was found guilty of trafficking, attempting to export and being in possession of more than 370 pounds of marijuana. Ronald Thomas, appeared in the Serious Offences Court where he was jailed for 16 months for […]

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Jamaicans arrested for attempting to import cocaine

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGE TOWN, Cayman islands, Nov. 17, CMC   – The police in the Cayman Islands have arrested two Jamaicans after they were in possession of cocaine at the Owen Roberts Intenrational Airport last weekend. The police report that they arrested a 25 year old Jamaican man for the importation of cocaine, […]

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How to build back better after a hurricane with the next one a few months away

17 November 2017

By Irwin LaRocque and Achim Steiner* GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 17, CMC – Imagine relocating the entire population of your country in the face of a colossal hurricane and two months later still not being able to get back home. Now imagine spending several nights in a shelter and taking a stroll the next morning only […]

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We need done, that which is right, not chaotic discourse

We need done, that which is right, not chaotic discourse

17 November 2017

In May this year an Editorial out of Anguilla caught our attention. The caption read: Realising Anguilla’s needs and wants – what will it take? It appeared to have been a guest editorial, but it did not state that. Only bylined ‘By anguillian’. It outlined: “It is obvious from the comments, observations and assertions of […]

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Chairman of RJR/Gleaner Communications Group Lester Spaulding has died

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 17, CMC – The Chairman of the RJR Gleaner Communications Group, J.A. Lester Spaulding, died in hospital on Friday. J.A. Lester Spaulding Spaulding, who became the Managing Director of  Radio Jamaica in 1978, led the company through its expansion up to its recent merger to become the RJR […]

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Melford Nicholas

Antigua government seeking clarification from Britain on former minister’s arrest

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Nov 17, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will seek clarification from the British government regarding the decision to arrest then tourism and investment minister Asot Michael on his arrival in London last month. “We think it is appropriate that the question be asked and […]

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Warrant issued for former tourism minister

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Nov 16, CMC – A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former tourism minister tourism minister Edouard Junior less than a month after he claimed he was being politically persecuted and prevented from leaving the country. According to the warrant issued by Clame Ocnam Daméus, […]

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IMF pledges support for Caribbean

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 16, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Thursday pledged its support for the Caribbean as the region moves to build resilience against the effects of natural disasters. IMF managing director, Christine Lagarde, addressing the sixth IMF High level Caribbean forum, said the Washington-based financial institution is prepared […]

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SPCCU  Notice of Annual General Meeting

SPCCU Notice of Annual General Meeting

17 November 2017

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Corporate Governance Committee Notice All Members of the St Patrick’s Cooperative Credit Union Ltd

17 November 2017

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St Patricks Co-Operative Credit Union Ltd Vacancy Notice

St Patricks Co-Operative Credit Union Ltd Vacancy Notice

17 November 2017

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Vacancy Exists - Senior Reporter

Vacancy Exists – Senior Reporter

14 June 2017

Vacancy Exists for an outstanding Senior Reporter who also will fill the role of Deputy Editor at the Montserrat Reporter – Montserrat, West Indies. Must have: Good integrity, Plenty of drive And the commitment to excellence in newspaper production print and online. Be sharp, enthusiastic and self-motivated. A driver’s licence (will be useful) Contact: Bennette […]

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