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Appeal Court denies two major appeals

Dr Perkins and lawyer Brandt lose their appeals Dr. Franklin Perkins was adjudicated guilty by a nine-member panel jury on March 1, 2017, following a trial in the allegation that he indecently assaulted a nineteen-year-old female in his private surgery at Cudjoe Head. Dr Franklin Perkins Justice Ian Morley in the high court on Monday […]

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Brandt arrested on New Sex Charges

By Bennette Roach New charges resulting in the arrest of Attorney-at-Law David S. Brandt on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 were followed by his eventual release on bail in the amount of $90,000. Brandt who was arrested and charged back in 2015 on September 21, with two counts of conspiracy to have sexual intercourse with a […]

Nevis Premier in search of cash to make geothermal project a reality

Nevis Premier in search of cash to make geothermal project a reality

by staff writer CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Nov 21, CMC –Premier Mark Brantley says an estimated EC$60 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) is needed to develop the stalled geothermal project on the island. “I think that at this stage all of us know that what we’ve been waiting on is for production of the energy and that […]

Judge Orders White House to Restore CNN Reporter Acosta

Judge Orders White House to Restore CNN Reporter Acosta’s Credentials

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta speaks outside U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, on Friday. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Friday, 16 November 2018 A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, saying Acosta suffered “irreparable harm” from the decision to bar […]

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Montserrat beats Aruba 2-0

The following is taken from a  ‘blog’ (Living on the Island of Montserrat Montserrat’s only ironically meta blog covering football, human rights and shopping) that we were introduced to by pure coincidence as a result of the clip of the final score in Aruba just a bit earlier. “So, can Montserrat win? Can Aruba go […]

Parliament passes Income Tax legislation without opposition support

Parliament passes Income Tax legislation without opposition support

08 December 2018

by staff writer  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 1, CMC – Opposition legislators Friday night refused to support an amendment to the Income Tax Bill that the Trinidad and Tobago government said was necessary to ensure the island complied with its international obligations to deal with issues such as money laundering and other criminal activities. […]

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Guyana says Republic Bank takeover of Scotiabank “unacceptable”

Guyana says Republic Bank takeover of Scotiabank “unacceptable”

08 December 2018

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec 1, CMC – The Guyana government has described as “unacceptable’ a move that would allow the Trinidad-based Republic Bank to “actually own” at least 53 per cent of the banking services in the country. Minister of State Joseph Harmon said that the move by Republic Bank to acquire the […]

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You Don’t Want Fries With That

You Don’t Want Fries With That

08 December 2018

 French fries might be derived from potatoes but they’re no substitute for green leafy vegetables, nutritionists say. CreditMatt Roth for The New York Times ImageFrench fries might be derived from potatoes but they’re no substitute for green leafy vegetables, nutritionists say CreditCreditMatt Roth for The New York Times By Christopher Mele Nov. 29, 2018 If […]

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Fly Jamaica Sued Over Crash Landing in Guyana

08 December 2018

Caribbean360 –   TORONTO, Canada, December 4, 2018 – A Toronto-based law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Fly Jamaica almost a month after one of the airline’s Canada-bound planes was forced to make an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana last month, resulting in injuries to some […]

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Beware of natural supplements for sex gain and weight loss

07 December 2018

The Conversation Natural supplements may be popular, but they can have dangerous side effects when they include prescription drugs. Oleksandr Zamuruiev/Shutterstock.com December 7, 2018 Many consumers consider dietary supplements to be natural and, therefore, safe. In fact, the Council for Responsible Nutrition reported in 2017, that 87 percent of U.S. consumers have confidence that dietary […]

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Glasgow university to pay reparations for £200m extracted from region

Glasgow university to pay reparations for £200m extracted from region

27 November 2018

 November 25, 2018 | Contributed Beckles Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles has reported that The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK) is planning to pay reparations for £200 million (approximately J$34 billion) taken from the Caribbean. According to Beckles, who recently returned from the UK, […]

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Prime Minister Mitchell disappointed at results

Prime Minister Mitchell disappointed at results

08 November 2018

by staff writer ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Nov 6, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell Tuesday said he was disappointed at the results of a referendum that would allowed Grenada to join the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final court.. Grenadians voted for a second time within a two year period, […]

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Tax evasion: blacklist of 21 countries with ‘golden passport’ schemes published

20 October 2018

The Guardian by Juliette Garside   read© Getty Monaco is one of the countries flagged as operating high-risk schemes which sell either residency or citizenship in the OECD’s report. A blacklist of 21 countries whose so-called “golden passport” schemes threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion has been published by the west’s leading economic thinktank.   […]

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Opposition Leader calls for general elections, dismisses budget

Opposition Leader calls for general elections, dismisses budget

08 October 2018

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 5, CMC – Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar Friday called for fresh general elections as she dismissed suggestions by the Keith Rowley government that it had been able to turn around the economy since coming to office three years ago. Persad Bissessar told legislators that as at […]

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St Lucia to host two events on impact of climate change

St Lucia to host two events on impact of climate change

08 October 2018

by staff writer  CASTRIES, St. Lucia Oct 6, CMC – St. Lucia will host the first Forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contributions Finance Initiative (NDC FI) later this month. The October 11-12 initiative is one of two events being held here to raise public awareness on the impacts of climate change. The Organisation of […]

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Jamaica to host five-day international conference on water and waste resources

Jamaica to host five-day international conference on water and waste resources

05 October 2018

by staff writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1, CMC –A five-day conference aimed at promoting climate resilience, innovation and partnership while addressing the issues of water and waste as resources in sustainable development gets underway here later this month. The organisers said that the 27th Caribbean Water and Wastewater Conference will be attended by more than […]

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Venezuelans found with drugs and ammunition arrested

Venezuelans found with drugs and ammunition arrested

14 September 2018

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Sep. 13, CMC – The police say they arrested three Venezuelan nationals who were found in possession of cocaine, a firearm and ammunition. The police report that the Venezuelans were arrested early Wednesday by officers assigned to the Drug Squad Unit and the Grand Bay Police . They were arrested […]

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Government assures Guyana will have world class petroleum sector

Government assures Guyana will have world class petroleum sector

03 September 2018

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sept 1, CMC – The Guyana government says it is putting in place measures to ensure that country builds a world class petroleum sector. President David Granger told a news conference on Friday that while his administration is cognisant of the continuous oil discoveries offshore, the recently established Department of […]

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Son of government minister shot and killed.

Son of government minister shot and killed.

30 August 2018

by staff writer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Aug 28, CMC –The son of a senior government minister was shot and killed on Monday night. In a brief statement, the police confirmed that Mickail “Mitch” Liburd, the son of the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, Ian “Patches” Liburd was killed  as he got […]

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Dominica calls for cheaper roaming rates within sub-region

Dominica calls for cheaper roaming rates within sub-region

24 August 2018

by staff writer ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug 21, CMC – Telecommunication ministers from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are likely to agree on a policy regarding roaming rates in the sub-region when they meet in October, Telecommunications Minister Kelver Darroux has said. He said that a decision on roaming rates is long overdue. “We […]

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Mottley says Barbados needs new international business

Mottley says Barbados needs new international business

24 August 2018

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug. 24 CMC – Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Barbados needs to pick up new business in the area of international business and financial services. Mottley who made the comment after the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) Task Force  presented a report to the Government on Thursday said many opportunities […]

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Same Sex Marriage debate: Lord Ahmad rejects imposing on the OTs

27 July 2018

    July 25, 2018   by Reshma Ragoonath   UK Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad rejects suggestions of imposing same sex marriages on Overseas Territories like Cayman. The issue was raised in the House of Lords on Monday (23 July) after a question was posed on the issue. Legislators accused the UK Government of double […]

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America is a nation of narcissists, according to two new studies

America is a nation of narcissists, according to two new studies

07 July 2018

  By William Wan, July 3 Is America a narcissistic country? On a day when America gathers together to celebrate itself, this seems a fair question. The answer is a resounding yes, according to new research — but some states are more narcissistic than others. In a study published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers asked more than […]

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one of six governors who wrote the letter

Today’s the first family reunification deadline

06 July 2018

  Live Updates By Meg Wagner and Brian Ries, CNN Updated 1 min ago1:29 p.m. ET, July 6, 2018 What we’re covering here Today: Officials must make sure every separated parent has a way to contact their child by today. What happens next: Today the first in a series of deadlines a judge set for reuniting migrant […]

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Caribbean Court Rules Guyanese Presidential Term Limits Legal

Caribbean Court Rules Guyanese Presidential Term Limits Legal

29 June 2018

CCJ rules two terms only for presidents of Guyana by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 25, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that   an amendment, that barred Presidents of the Republic of Guyana from serving more than two terms in office, was a valid […]

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CCJ: Beware the politicians in (judges’) robes, the wolves in sheep’s clothing

26 May 2018

Jamaica Observer Editorial May 24, 2018 As a country, we have never been as afflicted by intellectual schizophrenia as we are with the decision on whether to accept the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as our final court of appeal, replacing the United Kingdom Privy Council. Jamaica is not the only one to be so […]

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ST. KITTS-YOUTH-US signs MOU regarding YES project

03 May 2018

by STAFF WRITER May 1, 2018 Full News No Comments 116 views   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 1, CMC – The United States government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the St. Kitts-Nevis government to ensure that at-risk youth here receive maximum benefits from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Youth […]

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US customs agents nab Jamaican national with cocaine at NY airport

23 April 2018

by STAFF WRITER   NEW YORK, Apr 12, CMC – United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says an arriving passenger from Jamaica at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York did not enjoy a “Happy Hour” as officers seized her illegal cocktail. In a report on Wednesday, CBP said that, on April […]

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N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

21 April 2018

KIM TONG-HYUNG and ERIC TALMADGE Yahoo.com Associated Press•April 21, 2018    see here North Korea Suspends Nuclear, Long-Range Missile Tests, Will Close Testing Site   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well […]

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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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PANCAP calls for better environment to allow people to be tested for HIV/AIDS

PANCAP calls for better environment to allow people to be tested for HIV/AIDS

03 December 2018

  by staff writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 1, CMC – The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) Saturday urged all stakeholders, including regional governments, to ensure that the necessary actions are taken to allow people who want to know their HIV/AIDS status to “come forward with the knowledge that they will not be treated differently”. […]

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Barbados celebrates 52 years of political independence

Barbados celebrates 52 years of political independence

01 December 2018

by staff writer  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov 30, CMC – Barbados on Friday, November 30 celebrated its 52nd anniversary of political independence from Britain, with Prime Minister Mia Mottley saying the island has regained its ability to “punch above our weight again”. Mottley, the island’s first woman prime minister, told citizens that “Barbados shall forever be […]

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Message from the Director of PANCAP, Mr. Dereck Springer

01 December 2018

on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2018 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     This year’s World AIDS Day theme “Know your status” encourages us to be tested to know whether we are HIV negative or positive. This theme is very relevant as the world has committed to Fast Track actions towards achieving the 90-90-90 […]

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Scotiabank to exit nine countries in Caribbean shake-up

29 November 2018

Financial Post This issue has caused grave concern particularly among the OECS states as will be seen in future publications Meanwhile, operations in Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Colombia drive international earnings up 17% Scotiabank, which has operated in the Caribbean since 1889, says it plans to refocus its business in the region by selling a […]

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