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19 memorialised in 20th year of remembrance

Of the nineteen (19) persons who lost lives on June 25, 1997 The 20th year of remembrance of the 19 persons who lost their lives in volcanic event of June 25, 1997 was advertised by the media as a Remembrance Service. It was advertised in perhaps a more significant place, where hundreds if not thousands […]

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Guyana prison on fire, one prison officer dies

by STAFF WRITER     GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jul 9, CMC – The Guyana government Sunday night sought to assure citizens that the situation at the country’s main prison in the capital was under control and that inmates from the burnt facility were being transferred to other institutions across the country. Prison officials confirmed that six […]

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Bow Wharf fire: Blaze rips through new multi-million pound development in trendy east London

Fiona Simpson   London Evening Standard   Site story  here  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/bow-wharf-fire-blaze-rips-through-new-multimillion-pound-development-in-trendy-east-london-a3577916.htmlHuge blaze: Fire rips through new development Bow Wharf in east London –Twitter A huge fire has ripped through a new multi-million pound development in a trendy part of east London. Dramatic images posted on social media showed thick smoke billowing over Victoria Park, in […]

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It could have been avoided

(See articles of July 4, 1997 following fatalities from Soufriere Hills volcano) Navigate to 1997 – 4th July By Bennette Roach In every tragic disaster like this, when people die and especially, where elapsed time is involved, certainly questions must be asked, why did it happen? Could it have been avoided? Can it happen again? […]

20 Years June 25, 1997

20 Years June 25, 1997

A long overdue remembrance, emphasising healing and commitment Memorial Services to remember June 25, 1997 deaths On this Sunday, June 25, 2017 the Hon. Premier installed a committee to organize a 20th Year Remembrance ceremony of the 19 persons who died during the tragic event of volcanic activity on June 25, 1997. A plaque displaying […]

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Montserrat Set to Host International Youth Exchange

21 July 2017

The news from the Montserrat Youth Talents Association (MYTA) are the plans are afoot to host the 4th Erasmus+ youth exchange in Montserrat in September this year. Led by Inspirational Volunteer Journeys, 30 young people from the UK, Italy, St. Maarten and Turkey are expected to arrive on island in September. The exchange, titled ‘Fishing […]

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Awards ceremony for Early Childhood practitioners

21 July 2017

Early Childhood practitioners on Montserrat, some for the first, second or many times since 2008 gathered on the evening of Tuesday, June 26, 2017 at the Goodlife Night Club in Little Bay, where they received special awards for their work and dedication to the care and education of the very young. The award ceremony a […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 16: 2017: The truth in leadership challenge

21 July 2017

How important is truth in national leadership? (Do lies work in the end?) BRADES, Montserrat, June 27, 2017 – Last time, we highlighted that “leadership is the art of taking initiatives that influence and motivate people through one’s example, thus helping them to accomplish a mission or fulfill a vision.” So, let’s look at this […]

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Deal with the unnecessary fears, with understanding and knowledge

Deal with the unnecessary fears, with understanding and knowledge

21 July 2017

Editorial Twenty two years ago to the day The Montserrat Reporter (TMR) published an editorial captioned, “Dealing with our fears in Disasters“. It was July 21, 1995 and it was the first news, sounds and evidence of the beginning of a new eruption of Soufriere Hills volcano. Every year since then we have not ceased […]

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HMG handouts and humble acquiescence won’t erase Foreclosures or Rebuild Lives

17 July 2017

Those of us who are more conscious of and share the responsibility for existence in Montserrat often get the question, “If your economy is so nearly dead and with all the related problems, why are you people still staying there?” It is a question when put in those terms that is not that easy to […]

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EARTHQUAKE- Magnitude 3.50 quake rocks BVI

15 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul. 14, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.50 was felt in the British Virgin Islands late Thursday. The Puerto Rico Seismic Network says the quake occurred  7:23 pm (local time) at 18.27, longitude 64.66, or 16.67 kilometres south-south-east of Road Town, at a depth of […]

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Woman dies from powerful jet engine blast

14 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER     PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Jul 13, CMC  – A 57 year old woman from New Zealand was killed after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground at the Princess Juliana International Airport . The local police reported that on Wednesday, the woman was at the airport, which […]

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ACM President to be recognised by NABJ

14 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 13, CMC – President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), Wesley Gibbings will receive the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist Award at the NABJ Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans next month. Gibbings, a Trinidadian newspaper columnist, freelance journalist and  […]

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Application to inspect election ballots to be heard in new law term

14 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jul 13,  CMC – The application by lawyers for the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) to inspect documents from the December 2015 general elections as part of the two petitions filed to challenge the outcome of that poll, will not be heard before mid September. When the matter came […]

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Monica La Bennett, signs the MOU between CDB and EXIM Bank of China

CDB signs MOU with Bank of China

14 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 13, CMC. – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow both parties to discuss opportunities for cooperation and coordination in CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). Monica La Bennett, signs MOU between CDB and EXIM […]

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Agriculture Minister resigns

13 July 2017

 CASTRIES, St Lucia Jul. 12, CMC – Agriculture Minister Jimmy Henry has resigned following reports that he was recently  stopped and searched at the George Charles Airport . Jimmy Henry Henry, who announced his resignation Wednesday, in a video  on social media, said he decided to step down for personal reasons. ” I have decided to […]

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Taiwan announces visa-free entry for allies in Caribbean

13 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   TAIPEI, Jul. 12, CMC – The Government of Taiwan on Wednesday announced visa-free entry for nationals of its diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, with immediate effect. According Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is being done to “demonstrate the closeness between Taiwan and its allies in the Caribbean “ and “the […]

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Prime Minister to sue member of Election Commission

13 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Jul. 12, CMC – Lawyers for  Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica  say they will be filing a lawsuit against a member of the Election Commission for statements made on a radio programme that they determined to be defamatory . Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit The lawyers had written to […]

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Twenty two inmates from gutted prison granted bail – driver abducted by escapees found

12 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jul. 11, CMC – Twenty two prisoners who were remanded to the Georgetown Prison were granted bail on Monday as a means of easing the congestion in the penal system. The prisoners who were behind bars for minor non-violent offences were offered bail  as six Magistrates held special bail hearing […]

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ELAC study says banks in Antigua and Barbuda, adversely affected by de-risking

11 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jul. 10, CMC – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says 67 percent of the banks in  Antigua and Barbuda have been adversely affected by de-risking. This is the outcome of a regional study that is looking at the economic impact of de-risking on […]

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DFID’s Dawson reports on the 3rd geothermal well

07 July 2017

by Bennette Roach Work is scheduled to resume on the third Geothermal Well in St. George Hill in the next month or so, since drilling ended towards the end of last year. Martin Dawson reports that efforts were being made to maintain the integrity of the well because there were concerns that developed while they […]

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Opposition legislators stage walkout during debate on incentive bill

07 July 2017

by Linda Straker ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jun 27, CMC – Opposition legislators staged a walkout on Tuesday protesting the ruling by the President of the Senate, Chester Humphrey, that the presentation of the leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Nazim Burke to the Hydrocarbon Incentive Bill was irrelevant. Opposition Senator, Keith Clouden […]

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Notice of Lost Land Certificate

07 July 2017

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Summary Report of Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly Meetings held in June 2017.

07 July 2017

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20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION OF THE SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO ON JUNE 25TH, 1997

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION OF THE SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO ON JUNE 25TH, 1997

07 July 2017

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION OF THE SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO ON JUNE 25TH, 1997, WHICH CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 19 PERSONS First and foremost, I must give thanks to God for being with the People of Montserrat throughout the past 20 years.  As we look back there is no doubt that from the start of the […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: 87 discoveries of human remains found in gutted block of flats, reveals Met Police

05 July 2017

Met commander admits full search by hand will take ‘many months’ despite 250-strong team The Independent Online Jon Sharman – The Independent – 05 July 2017 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-fire-human-remains-found-87-recoveries-discoveries-block-flats-dead-metropolitan-a7824411.html The burnt out remains of the Grenfell Tower are seen in north Kensington Reuters A total of 87 discoveries of human remains have been made at Grenfell Tower, […]

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Grenfell Tower: Kensington MP calls for inquiry head to be replaced with ‘someone who can understand humans’

04 July 2017

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/grenfell-tower-kensington-mp-calls-for-inquiry-head-to-be-replaced-with-someone-who-can-understand-humans/ar-BBDK3CJ   As TMR said before – so many similarities to what have gone on since Soufriere Hills volcano began erupting in Montserrat in 1995, just days less 22 years; going on even now. Serious how some mistakes continue to be perpetuated today in our dealings! They need to be dealt with.   The Telegraph […]

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Mum poses as own daughter to catch paedophile luring her on Facebook

04 July 2017

Stranger asks who he believes is a schoolgirl to sit on her bed and say ‘I’ve been a very bad girl’  Chloe Farand Tuesday 4 July 2017   The Independent Online    Kelly Carberry pretended to be her 13-year-old daughter when a suspected paedophile contacted her on Facebook Mercury Press and Media Ltd A mother posed […]

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World leaders bid farewell to Germany’s Kohl a force for European unity

01 July 2017

  See Reuters full article here   By Wolfgang Rattay | SPEYER, Germany Leaders from the United States, Russia and across Europe paid tribute on Saturday to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl as the architect of German reunification and a driving force for European integration. Kohl, who died on June 16 at 87, was lauded […]

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The Seafrontier suffered a hole above the water line and damage to the superstructure

Petrol tanker and bulk carrier in ‘major collision’ in English Channel

01 July 2017

  The two giant vessels ran into each other in the narrow Dover Strait – the world’s busiest shipping lane. UK, Saturday 01 July 2017 The Seafrontier suffered a hole above the water line and damage to the superstructure  An oil tanker and a bulk carrier have smashed into each other in the English Channel. […]

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Man beaten to death for refusing to stop watching sex act by three people

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 27, CMC – Guyana police have detained three people, including a woman, who are accused of beating a man to death on Monday after he refused to stop gazing at their three-some sex act. A police statement said that the three were engaged in a sex act at […]

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Teenager among four to stand trial for murder

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 28, CMC – A 13-year-old girl and her sister who claimed that they were verbally, physically and sexually abused by their 64-year-old father, have been committed to stand trial for his murder. The two girls were among four persons who have been committed to stand trial in the […]

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Former PM Simpson Miller bows out of politics

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 28, CMC – Former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller has told legislators that they owe it to themselves to do what is best for Jamaica as Prime Minister Andrew Holness led the praises for her long tenure in Parliament. “We have a responsibility to do what is in […]

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Dominican Republic nationals nabbed with cocaine in Caribbean Sea

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jun. 29, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with officers of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) have arrested three nationals of the Dominican Republic while attempting to smuggle 151 kilograms of […]

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Prime Minister announces Cabinet reshuffle

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 29, CMC- Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has made changes to his Cabinet – effective Thursday, that will lead to the reassignment of some government ministers. The release, issued early Thursday said Prime Minister had informed President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, of the reassignment of Fitzgerald Hinds […]

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OECS and UNICEF sign five year agreement

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 28, CMC – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has signed a five-year agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to jointly promote child-centred programmes in the sub-region. Under the agreement signed by OECS Director General, Dr. Didicus Jules, and UNICEF Representative, Khin-Sandi Lwin, the two […]

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Former prosecutor jailed for 17 years

30 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 28, CMC – A former police prosecutor has been jailed for 17 years with hard labour after he was found guilty of raping a then 17-year-old girl who had gone to the police station to make a report 16 years ago. Justice Althea Alexis-Windsor, sitting in […]

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CMCFeature: CARICOM Pride turned to Gloom

29 June 2017

By Sir Ronald Sanders* WASHINGTON, Jun 23, CMC – Three weeks ago, I and many other committed Caribbean integrationists, declared that the unity displayed by CARICOM countries at the Organization of American States (OAS) on May 31 “was a moment for unbridled pride”. What happened on Monday June 20, just days later, shattered that sense […]

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St. Kitts-Nevis Opposition Leader to deliver lecture on slavery

27 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Jun 26, CMC – Former St. Kitts-Nevis prime minister is to deliver the Third Annual Emancipation Day Lecture at the University of St. Martin (USM) on July 1.   Douglas, who has been invited by the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF), will speak on the theme, “The Realities of […]

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Authorities in Antigua seize more than a million dollars in illegal drugs

26 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jun 26, CMC – The National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) says it has seized more than one million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) in illegal drugs and detained six people, including two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, during a 24 hour exercise over the weekend. In a […]

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Haiti worried at abuse of illegal drugs in schools and homes

26 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jun 25, CMC – The National Commission for the Fight Against Drugs (CONALD), says it is perturbed at the “appalling” abuse of illegal drugs in schools, homes and in the country in general. Haiti is joining the international community in observing the International Day Against Drug Abuse and […]

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Police make arrests in gang rape of 16-year-old, deny human rights abuse

26 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jun 23, CMC – Haitian police Friday denied allegations that they forced two men to kiss each other after they were arrested on Thursday in connection with the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in January this year. The police commissioner in Petion-ville, Jean Christian Monélus confirmed […]

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Government sets up multimillion dollar fund to assist Tropical Storm Bret victims

23 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 23, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has announced a TT$25 million (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) fund to assist victims of Tropical Storm Bret that swept through the oil-rich twin island republic earlier this week causing widespread destruction mainly in the east and northern section […]

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London Grenfell Tower fire

22 June 2017

Ragin fire horror at Grenfell Tower: 12 dead and 18 critically ill –Emergency teams are pictured carrying bodies from the building amid reports the blaze began with an exploding fridge. SKYNews By Greg Heffer, News Reporter At least 12 people have died in a huge fire on a West London estate, and officials expect the […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: council officials ‘yet to respond to more than 130 offers to rehouse victims’

19 June 2017

 ‘There is no lack of volunteers or of offers to help – just lack of coordination and organisation’ Greg Wilford The Independent Online Kensington and Chelsea Council and the borough’s tenant management organisation have yet to respond to more than 130 offers to rehouse people who were forced to leave their homes after the Grenfell Tower fire, according […]

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US congressman Steve Scalise shot at Virginia baseball practice

14 June 2017

Sky News Several killed in ‘unprecedented’ London tower blaze – with residents still trapped A bullet hole in a window at the scene of the shooting Senior US congressman Steve Scalise has been shot at a baseball practice in northern Virginia. A congressional aide said Mr Scalise, who rallies Republican votes in the House of […]

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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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Huge fire engulfs west London Grenfell Tower block

14 June 2017

Families try to find one another as a number of fatalities is confirmed and firefighters try to rescue those who remain trapped. 7:43 – Wednesday 14 June 2017   Full story: Huge fire started nearly 12 hours or so ago – engulfs Grenfell Tower block – Sky story By Sunita Patel-Carstairs and Aubrey Allegretti, News […]

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Prime Minister condemns attack on Roman Catholic priest

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 12, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Monday condemned the attack and robbery of a popular Roman Catholic priest, who has been working with young people to help rid Trinidad and Tobago of crime. Father Clive Harvey was robbed at gunpoint as he prayed at the […]

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Five detained in drug bust

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 12, CMC – Five people, including a woman, were arrested on Monday fter police intercepted a taxi and seized a quantity of marijuana. In a brief statement, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said that bust occurred along the Aurora Public Road in Essequibo, when the car was stopped and […]

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LIAT pilots apologise for inconvenience, outline new agreement

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jun 13, CMC – The President of the Leeward Island Airline Pilots Association (LIAPLA), Captain Carl Burke, has apologised to the travelling public in the Caribbean after pilots refused to fly the ATR72 aircraft operated by the regional carrier, LIAT, over salary increases. “Well first of all, with the […]

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Jamaica developing measures to ease frustration associated with CSME

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 13, CMC- The Jamaica government says it is working with regional governments to resolve some of the problems that frustrate travellers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME). The CSME allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and services across the 15-member regional integration […]

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Opposition stages march demanding general election

13 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jun 13, CMC – The leadership of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) led supporters in a demonstration here late Monday evening demanding that Prime Minister Gaston Browne announce the date for fresh general elections in Antigua and Barbuda. The move by the UPP comes as the ruling […]

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Arriving passenger from St Lucia arrested at JFK after cocaine found hidden in wheelchair

13 June 2017

CaribbeanNewsNow June 14, 2017   NEW YORK, USA — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on June 11 stopped Yoncela Stanley, a United States citizen, who was arriving on a flight from Saint Lucia. Cocaine found inside back seat cushion of wheelchair During the course of the […]

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Man jailed for showing porn to children

Man jailed for showing porn to children

12 June 2017

    Saturday, June 10, 2017 A 54-year-old Arima man who showed pornography to two children was sentenced to 24 months in jail after being found guilty of the offences on Thursday. Clifford Llewellyn a mechanic from Carapo, Arima, will also be registered as a sex offender in the Sex Offenders’ Register. Llewellyn, who is […]

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Groups call for guidelines regarding the safe use of cannabis infused edibles

07 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 2, CMC –Two organisations here have called for the several bodies including the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, the Cannabis Licensing Authority as well as the University of the West Indies (UWI) to prepare a working committee that will seek to address proper guidelines governing the safe use and dosage […]

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Police investigating death of seven-year-old

06 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER NASSAU, Bahamas, Jun 5, CMC – Bahamas police are investigating the death of a seven year-old girl, whose body was discovered in waters at Arawak Cay over the weekend. Police said that the body could be that of Ennora Lezette Bulla,  who was reported missing shortly before 7:00 pm (local time) on […]

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Search continues for six persons missing at sea; no death confirmed

06 June 2017

By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jun 5, CMC – Rescue teams resumed their search Monday for six nationals reported missing at sea after the speedboat in which they were travelling began taking in water on Sunday. However, Lieutenant Ragguette of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard, said that the Coast Guard […]

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Jamaica government clears the air over “patting down” incident involving Trinidad Minister

06 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 5, CMC – The Jamaica government has blamed a “private security company” for patting down a Minister in the Trinidad and Tobago government when she was leaving the country after attending the Regional Parliamentary Forum as part of the follow-up on the UN Declaration on Ending AIDS last week. […]

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Caribbean participating in high level United Nations conference

Caribbean participating in high level United Nations conference

04 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER   NEW YORK, Jun 5, CMC – The Belize based Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is participating in the high-level United Nations Conference to advance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 as well as to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for development.  The five day […]

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5 ways to test your computer’s security – USA TODAY special

02 June 2017

      Special for USA TODAY Published 9 June 2, 2017 Kim Komando , Cover video: USA Today columnist Kim Komando guides you on how to test your computer’s security. (Photo: DAVID BECKER, AP) The moment you log onto the internet, your computer starts its game of Russian Roulette. I know that sounds bleak […]

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Cayman Islands new national unity government sworn in

02 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Jun. 1, CMC – A coalition legislature is now in place in the Cayman Islands following days of uncertainty after the May 24 general election. On Wednesday, the coalition of 13 elected members was sworn in by Governor Helen Kilpatrick. Premier Alden McLaughlin Leading the government for a second […]

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Heat waves to affect Caribbean during Atlantic Hurricane season

02 June 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jun.1, CMC  – Caribbean islands especially those in the south have been urged to prepare for heat waves as they will be a feature of the 2017 rainy season. That is the warning issued by Dr. Simon Mason of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology in his presentation  […]

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World leaders warn Trump: ‘Paris agreement cannot be renegotiated’

01 June 2017

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/336008-world-leaders-warn-trump-paris-agreement-cannot-be-renegotiated  The Hill Pres. Trump: “We’re getting out!” Inform Raw By Devin Henry – 06/01/17 05:56 PM EDT 430 Foreign officials and many of America’s overseas allies slammed President Trump’s Thursday announcement that he’ll pull the United States out of the Paris climate deal. The leaders of France, Germany and Italy, three key supporters of […]

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Cayman Islands governor confirms finally, ‘national unity’ coalition

30 May 2017

After General Elections – fallout (L-R) Moses Kirkconnell (PPM), Alden McLaughlin (PPM), McKeeva Bush (CDP), Roy Tatum (PPM official), Austin Harris (IND), Dr Joseph Marzouca (CDP official), Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, Governor Helen Kilpatrick and Eugene Ebanks (CDP) GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick has confirmed that Alden McLaughlin, the […]

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New Cayman government uncertain as independents win majority

30 May 2017

      GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (CNS) — With independents securing three major government ministers’ scalps and the opposition failing to secure any seats outside of its traditional West Bay stronghold, the final results of Wednesday’s general election have left the Cayman Islands facing significant uncertainty over who will form the next government.The results […]

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High Court dismisses petition filed by well-known government supporters

30 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 29, CMC – The High Court has described as “an abuse of the process of the court” an attempt by two supporters of the government to remove two Nigerian students and all Commonwealth citizens from the Register of Voters. Rupert Earle and William Liburd had by a claim […]

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Caribbean nationals arrested in drug seizure at sea

30 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER   MIAMI, May 29, CMC – The United States Coast Guard has detained six Caribbean nationals after intercepting a 35-foot sport fisher approximately11 miles east of Boca Raton over the last weekend. It said that the Coast Guard Cutter, Bernard C. Webber, conducted a safety boarding Saturday of the vessel and as […]

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Trinidad rattled by earthquake

30 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 29, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 rattled the west of Trinidad on Sunday night, the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported. It said the quake, which occurred at a depth of three kilometres, was felt […]

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Alternately charming and boorish, Trump plays the role of a lifetime overseas

28 May 2017

Play Video 0:51  – President Trump appeared to push past Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at a NATO event in Brussels on May 25. (Reuters)   The story   By Philip Rucker and Karen DeYoung May 27 at 2:57 PM TAORMINA, Italy — Little matters more to Donald Trump, the brander-turned-American president, than imagery. Trump […]

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Terror threat level reduced to ‘severe’ after Manchester arrests

27 May 2017

As raids continue, Theresa May says armed soldiers will be gradually withdrawn from the streets after the bank holiday weekend UK, Saturday, 27 May, 2017 By Connor Sephton, News Reporter Adapted: The UK’s terror threat level has been reduced from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’, the Prime Minister has confirmed. At an emergency COBRA meeting, the independent […]

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Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux disappointed in extension

27 May 2017

By South Florida Caribbean News May 23, 2017 Statement from a Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux  MIAMI – In any fight, it’s either you lose or you win. The Department of Homeland Security press release about the TPS 6-month extension is for me a Haitian a big disappointment. Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians To […]

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Police arrest Guyanese woman found with cocaine in hair weave

26 May 2017

by STAFF WRITER NASSAU, Bahamas, May 24, CMC – The police have arrested a Guyanese woman who attempted to smuggle cocaine, that was concealed in her hair weave, into the country. The police report that shortly after 3;00 pm (local time) on Tuesday,the female passenger, who had just arrived  at the Lynden Pindling International Airport […]

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There needs to be a different relationship or understanding with UK?DFID

There needs to be a different relationship or understanding with UK?DFID

26 May 2017

Editorial – May 26, 2017 Somehow Montserrat for the past three years seemed to have gone through the phase where the strong willed still looks to tomorrow because today does not yet offer any real hope of change. Wake up! Ah! The dream. What do these things mean – Diplomacy, Critical philosophy – The necessary […]

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LIAT averts pilots industrial action - agrees to begin paying pilot’s timely and outstanding salaries

LIAT averts pilots industrial action – agrees to begin paying pilot’s timely and outstanding salaries

26 May 2017

Following years of struggle for pay and back-pay and general working conditions the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) in a release dated May 21, 2017 stopped short of expressing a threat of industrial action. “As a result of LIAT’s actions and the volatility of this situation, LIALPA would like to once again make a […]

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