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More Caribbean countries place ban on corn beef and meat products from Brazil

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22, CMC – The number of Caribbean Community (CARICOM)countries placing a temporary ban on the importation of corn beef or meat products from Brazil increased by two with Barbados and the Bahamas joining their CARICOM partners from Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. The Bahamas government said that it is […]

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Four killed, several others injured in explosion

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 22, CMC – At least four people were killed, more than 20 injured and at least four others airlifted to the neighbouring French island of Martinique as police launched an investigation into an explosion at a construction site in Cul de Sac, east of here on Tuesday evening. […]

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Opposition calls for Premier to step down or call fresh general election

By Ivan Clifford HAMILTON, Bermuda, Mar 17, CMC  — The opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) has demanded Premier Michael Dunkley steps down or calls a snap general election after backbencher Mark Pettingill resigned on Thursday, leaving the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) as a minority party. Pettingill, a former Attorney-General and legislator for the past […]

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Pastor jailed for having sex with a minor

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 10, CMC – A pastor has been jailed for 20 years after he was found guilty of having sex with a minor two years ago. Justice Lorna Shelly Williams Friday sentenced Pastor Reverend Paul Hanniford of the Pentecostal City Mission Church after he was found guilty by a seven-member […]

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New Power Plant in operation

“Testing carried out with potential short breaks” The report is, “how encouraging it must be for electricity consumers,” when Montserrat Utilities Ltd. (MUL) on Tuesday reported that power has been restored island wide with the introduction of the new power station generator set on to the grid in a testing phase. MUL’s Managing Director David […]

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Jamaicans urged to show more support for police

23 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 22, CMC – National Security Minister, Robert Montague, has called on the population to be more appreciative of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) role in safeguarding the country’s security. Addressing a ceremony here where a vehicle valued at J$7.6 million (One Jamaica dollar =US$0.008 cents) was donated to the […]

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Press Release – Budget Session postponed

22 March 2017

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Guyana prevents cartons of tuna from entering country

22 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 22, CMC – Guyana has refused entry of 2,000 cartons of tuna imported from China saying the action was prompted by an Inspector’s  report  on samples taken from a container  on March 9 this year. The Government Analyst- Food and   Drug Department (GA-FDD) said it was advising consumers and the general public that the exact address of the […]

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Police to investigate government seasonal programme

21 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 21, CMC – The Grenada police have launched an investigation into a multi-million dollar government seasonal programme amid allegations that “phantom workers” were benefiting from the scheme. Minister of Works Gregory Bowen, speaking to reporters after the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, said that Audit Department as well […]

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Trinidad jolted by strong tremor

21 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 20, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 jolted Trinidad and Tobago on Monday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that the quake, which occurred at 3.01 […]

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Government to revisit controversial police legislation

21 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 20, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government Monday said it was prepared to re-examine the amendment to the Police Act that has been described as “unconstitutional”. Attorney General by Steadroy ‘Cutie’ Benjamin, speaking on Observer radio here, said that he had the opportunity on Sunday to listen […]

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Government delays presentation of budget

21 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER BRADES, Montserrat, Mar 20, CMC – The Montserrat government Monday said it has been forced to delay the presentation of the annual budget due to a delay by the United Kingdom in approving the island’s “Financial Aid Business Case”. The budget was originally scheduled to have been delivered on Thursday, but a […]

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St. Lucia’s PM brushes aside concerns by Opposition over multi-billion dollar project

21 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 20,  CMC — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he  is ‘absolutely confused’ about reports that the main opposition St. Lucia Party (SLP) is planning street protests over the multi-billion dollar Desert Star Holdings Limited (DSH) project to be situated in Vieux Fort, south of here.. He told reporters […]

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US Coast Guard repatriates 27 Cuban migrants

19 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER MIAMI, Mar. 19, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says the Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 27 Cuban migrants Friday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. The Coast Guard said the repatriation was the result of a migrant interdiction near Key Largo last Sunday. The Coast Guard said it “helped secure the US […]

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Premier calls for overseas help in crime fight

19 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands , Mar. 19, CMC – Premier Dr Orlando Smith has vowed to leave no stone unturned as security officials in this British Overseas territory deal with an upsurge in crime. In a recent press release, Smith said that if necessary, overseas help sought be sought and highly trained cops […]

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Hummingbird Air to suspend services next month

19 March 2017

 by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar. 16, CMC – The management of the St. Croix based Hummingbird Air is currently in negotiations with a new management group as the carrier prepares to suspend its services as of April 1. Managing Director of Hummingbird Air, Sam Raphael told Dominica News Online that the “major contributing factor” […]

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Nobel Laureate, Sir Derek Walcott, dies

19 March 2017

By Ernie Seon CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 17, CMC – The St Lucia born poet and playwright, Sir Derek Walcott, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, and had the distinction of bringing the history and culture of the Caribbean people to the attention of a global community died on Friday. He was […]

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Opposition party warns of mass demonstrations against multi-billion-dollar project

17 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 15, CMC – The main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) says it has embarked upon a series of public and town hall meetings to galvanise support for its planned mass demonstrations against the multi-billion-dollar “Pearl of the Caribbean”  project in the southern town of Vieux-Fort. “The St. […]

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ECCB Governor predicts “modest profit” after years of losses

17 March 2017

 by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 16, CMC – The Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, says the financial institution is poised to make a modest profit at the end of this fiscal year, after three years of losses.  “As of now, the bank is making a profit. We expect […]

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Treaty signed to define maritime space with French territories

17 March 2017

 by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar. 16, CMC – A treaty to solidify negotiations with the Republic of France to define the maritime space between Antigua and Barbuda and neighbouring French territories, was signed by government officials on Wednesday. The treaty establishes the outer limits of Antigua & Barbuda’s jurisdiction from where the Exclusive […]

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Trinidad PM supports death penalty

17 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 16, CMC – Prime Minister Dr, Keith Rowley Thursday said he supports the death penalty and that his administration is working towards having it implemented as it moves to deal with those citizens bent on committing murder ‘with impunity” in Trinidad and Tobago. Rowley, speaking at the […]

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Government announces national day of mourning and state funeral for former Governor

17 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar. 16, CMC – Former Governor Sir Probyn Inniss will be accorded a state funeral with full military honours on March 23. In a release on Thursday, the government said the day will also be one of national mourning. “The body of Sir Probyn will lie in state at […]

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Regional Security Council ministers meeting in St. Kitts

17 March 2017

 by STAFF WRITER  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 17, CMC – The annual Regional Security System (RSS) Council of Ministers’ meeting is taking place here on Friday with officials underscoring its importance to security in the Caribbean. “There has been a significant increase in drug seizures in collaboration with security forces of the region, as well […]

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Simpson Miller bids farewell and urges government to reverse tax package

17 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar. 16, CMC – Leader of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), Portia Simpson Miller added her voice to others who have called on the Andrew Holness administration to reverse the J$13.5 billion (One Jamaica dollar =US$0.008 cents) tax package announced by Finance Minister Audley Shaw. “This is “tax-perity” […]

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Backbencher quits ruling party

17 March 2017

 by STAFF WRITER HAMILTON, Bermuda, Mar. 16, CMC  -Lawyer and backbencher Mark Pettingill delivered a major jolt to the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) on Thursday by resigning from the governing party, saying he is likely to retire from politics altogether at the next general election due later this year. Mark Pettingill The former Attorney General […]

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Government urged to cultivate marijuana

17 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Mar. 16, CMC – The Government of the Cayman Islands is being urged to cultivate marijuana locally. The call came from local activist Dennie Warren Jr. who was central to the campaign that led to the legalization of extracts from marijuana in 2016. Dennie Warren Jr At the […]

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Brexit on the move!

17 March 2017

May ‘will ask EU to pay back our £9bn’ Tim Shipman | Bojan Pancevski in Brussels March 12 2017, The Sunday Times Theresa May will call on Brussels to hand back £9bn of UK assets held by an EU bank when she fires the Brexit starting gun — dramatically cutting Britain’s final bill. Senior government sources say that when […]

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Union rejects LIAT’s salary deferral system

17 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’s, Antigua, Mar. 16, CMC – The General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU) David Massiah has warned that any unilateral position to institute a salary deferral system for workers at the regional carrier LIAT – will not be accepted. His warning was made as the management of […]

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Government dismisses findings of a report by United States government

17 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 17, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it “deeply regrets” the position adopted by the United States regarding the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) and its anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CTF) regimes. Washington outlined its position in the 2017 US International Narcotics […]

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CARPHA signs MOUs with Guyana and OECS

16 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 15, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency Caribbean Regulatory System (CARPHA/CRS) says it has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with Guyana and the sub-regional Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The CARPHA/CRS is a new value-added service to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to help […]

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Killer jailed for 35 years

16 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER HAMILTON, Bermuda, Mar 15, CMC – A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in jail after he was convicted of murdering a fellow Bermudian outside a popular sports club in 2015. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons said Shantoine Burrows showed “some premeditation” in committing the murder of Rickai Swan, 26, and […]

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Former CL Financial executives in court over loan repayment

16 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 15, CMC – A High Court judge will on May 16 rule whether or not the former chairman of CL Financial, Lawrence Duprey, can change his defence in a matter in which he is being sued for failing to pay loans totalling TT$5.1 million (One TT dollar […]

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British engineer dies after falling into cement mixer

16 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 15, CMC – A 55-year-old British engineer has died after he fell into a  concrete mixer at a construction site in Matilda, Princes Town, south of here on Tuesday, police said. Police said they are investigating the death of civil engineer John Morris, who was reported to […]

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More than 150 illegal guns seized in jamaica so far this year

16 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 15, CMC – National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says more than 150 guns and over 1, 500 rounds of ammunition have been seized by law enforcement authorities so far this year. Montague said that up until March 11 this year, 163 illegal guns and 1,684 rounds of ammunition had […]

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Japan to discuss strengthening cooperation

15 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 14, CMC – Senior officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Japan begin talks here on Tuesday aimed at strengthening their level of cooperation. A CARICOM Secretariat statement said that the 18th CARICOM-Japan Consultation will, among other things, review CARICOM-Japan cooperation since their last ministerial meeting in 2016, and examine […]

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15-year-old on murder charge

15 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 14, CMC- A 15-year-old boy is due to re-appear in court on March 27 after he was charged with the murder of a retired member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force during the Carnival celebrations. The boy, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle in […]

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Region’s premier bank gets stable outlook ratings from international rating agency

15 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 14, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it has been assigned a Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘AA+’ with a Stable Outlook and a Short-Term IDR of ‘F1+ by the London-based Fitch Ratings,  a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. The international rating […]

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Government condemns shooting incident at home of Deputy Prime Minister

11 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 10, CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government Friday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the shooting incident that occurred at the home of the Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards. Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards A brief government statement noted that the security forces “have been mobilized to deal […]

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CCJ President says Grenada referendum defeat should encourage further support for regional court

10 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 10, CMC – President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron Friday dismissed suggestions that the results of the Grenada referendum represented more evidence that the regional court is not fit to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court. Grenadians […]

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CDB – Vacancy

10 March 2017

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Legal Notice – High Court of Justice

10 March 2017

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Government Notices- Auction Sale

10 March 2017

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It is time ‘good and proper communication’ be given importance

10 March 2017

Editorial – March 10, 2017 As Montserrat tries to find its place in a world that is beginning to believe it Is not the only living planet, life and all its assortments and departments of thrills and disappointments for the past twenty plus years, may have its starts and stops, but as of today it […]

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PM regrets, but opposition calls on him to name date for general election

04 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER NASSAU, Bahamas, Mar 3, CMC – Prime Minister Perry Christie has apologised for flashing his middle finger as part of an obscene gesture at a public meeting earlier this week even as the main opposition Free National Movement (FNM) called on him to name the date for the general election. In a […]

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Caribbean countries to benefit from Commonwealth initiative on domestic violence

01 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER   LONDON, Feb 28, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are to benefit from a new Commonwealth initiative aimed at reducing domestic violence and empower vulnerable women, men and children. Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland will the new initiative titled “‘Peace in the Home: Ending domestic violence together” which is part of […]

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Two charged in the death of a police woman

21 March 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 20, CMC – Two persons, including a 36-year-old woman, will return to court on April 18 after they were charged with murder and illegally disposing of the body of woman police officer Nyasha Joseph, whose body was fished out of the sea last week. Melissa and […]

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