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RMPS with Mounts Bay aid destroy drug fields Fibre-optics delay is a set-up Legislator Dr. Buffonge and Banker A. Kirnon receive Chevening Scholarship Empowering Excellence in Public Service 19 memorialised in 20th year of remembrance
 
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RMPS with Mounts Bay aid destroy drug fields

RMPS with Mounts Bay discovery, but premature revelation destroy marijuana fields There have been at least two occasions as recent as May this year the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) reported hauls of, and convictions for possession of cannabis sativa (marijuana) in different locations of Montserrat.   Prior to that and since they RMPS has […]

Fibre-optics delay is a set-up

Fibre-optics delay is a set-up

But by whom? Should they get away! By Bennette Roach The absence of the reinstallation project of fiberoptic cables to Montserrat has begun to make rounds in supposedly important circles in Montserrat, but it is difficult to understand the utterances and the discussions. Some, one observer say is relevant but still does not meet the […]

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Legislator Dr. Buffonge and Banker A. Kirnon receive Chevening Scholarship

by B Roach The Governor’s Office announced on Friday that Miss Amuelle Kirnon of the Bank of Montserrat and Dr. Ingrid Buffonge of Glendon Hospital have been awarded prestigious Chevening Scholarships for the 2017/18 academic year. Miss Kirnon will study for a Master of Science (MSc) in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of […]

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Empowering Excellence in Public Service

By Bennette Roach It must be one of and perhaps the most important legacy Her Excellency Elizabeth Carriere intends to leave behind in Montserrat at the end of her tenure as Governor. From her arrival, the Governor had noted that a public service and how it functioned was integral to the development… delivering quality of […]

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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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Donald Trump slams removal of historic statues as Confederate figures come down

17 August 2017

The US President predicts that monuments to George Washington could come down next – a claim historians say is “ridiculous”. UK, Thursday 17 August 2017 The far-right rally in Charlottesivlle was a protest against a statue’s removal  By Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter Donald Trump has said US history and culture is being “ripped apart” by […]

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Barcelona terror attack: One arrested after van driven into dozens of pedestrians

17 August 2017

Thursday 17 August 2017 At least 13 people have died and 50 are injured after a white van hits people in a tourist area of Catalonia’s capital. Police have arrested a suspect after a van killed at least 13 people in a terrorist attack in Barcelona city centre. A white van mounted the pavement of […]

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Three quarters of osteoarthritis sufferers say they are in constant pain

Arthritis in knees is a preventable disease, scientists discover

15 August 2017

The Times Kate Wright August 15 2017, 12:01am, The Times Three quarters of osteoarthritis sufferers say they are in constant pain REX FEATURES   Arthritis in the knees is a preventable disease rather than an inevitable consequence of wear and ageing, a study has concluded. The condition is twice as common today as it was before […]

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China denies being involved in “economic colonialism” in Jamaica

15 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 11, CMC – China Friday condemned a video circulating on social network in which an opposition legislator claims that there is “a form of economic colonialism by Chinese businesses operating in Jamaica”. In a statement, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China it is offended by the […]

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Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in final race as Britain win men’s 4x100m gold

13 August 2017

Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in final race at World Championships Oliver Brown, Chief Sports Feature Writer, London Stadium (report) Stuart Stone, (live updates) Given this was once a country of incorrigible baton-droppers, the British men’s relay team restored national pride in the most emphatic and improbable style last night with a gold medal to […]

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How do we deal with “Cocobeh”- tainted big frogs in our region’s small ponds?

11 August 2017

Contribution – Part 19/2017     The Caribbean’s tainted leadership challenge  BRADES, Montserrat, July 13, 2017 – One of the old-time Caribbean superstitions is the one about how “frogs” (especially toads) carry “Cocobeh,” leprosy. Many an innocent frog has paid with its life for this myth. And even that crime against ecology is part of […]

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Montserrat to send delegation to CARIFESTA 2017

Montserrat to send delegation to CARIFESTA 2017

11 August 2017

A delegation of seven Montserratians is set to travel to Barbados for the 13th edition of CARIFESTA, to be held from August 17 to the 27. CARIFESTA, the Caribbean Festival of the Arts, is a celebratory display of the diverse Caribbean art forms. According to the Montserrat Arts Council (MAC), Montserrat has not been represented […]

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Trinidadian climbs Europe’s highest mountain to raise funds to assist women

11 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug. 10, CMC  – Henry Mungalsingh, a Trinidadian who lives in the UK, reached the peak of Europe’s highest mountain on Wednesday as he sought to fulfill his pledge to raise funds for a women’s home in the twin island republic. On Wednesday morning, Henry raised the Trinidad […]

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Sandals Resorts says it will vigorously defend its good name

11 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Aug 11, CMC – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) says it reserves the right to initiate all legal options, including suing for slander and libel to protect its good name as the war of words continues with the Antigua and Barbuda government. In a statement, SRI said “our main […]

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Governor hails Mounts Bay exercises a success with significance

Governor hails Mounts Bay exercises a success with significance

11 August 2017

Meanwhile, besides exposing or discovering drug fields, Her Excellency Governor Carriere reported that the exercises conducted by the British Naval Vessel Royal fleet auxiliary RFA Mounts Bay should be considered “an outstanding success…” She said, it was a significant exercise for the fleet, “so we should remember, all of us, that despite the weather, although […]

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UWI lecturer against the rise of businessmen-politicians in the Caribbean

11 August 2017

By Kenton X.Chance KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 11, CMC – A University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer is warning against the rise of the businessman-politician in the Caribbean identifying St. Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and U.S. President Donald Trump as examples of why businessmen as politicians are bad for society. Head of the […]

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Sinkhole at Rendezvous Bluff is expanding at the top

Sinkhole at Rendezvous Bluff is expanding at the top

11 August 2017

Little if anything had been heard of the sinkhole that was discovered on the north-western bluff of Montserrat beyond Rendezvous bluff on February 17, 2016. But this past week Montserrat Volcano Observatory Director Rod Stewart reported that the hole has doubled in size since it was last examined. The director according to a ZJBNews report […]

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Governor Carriere and Martin Dawson leave doubtful impressions

Governor Carriere and Martin Dawson leave doubtful impressions

11 August 2017

The news a week ago coming out of Government House was for many quarters surprising. That was so because there were those who believed that Governor Carriere was serious and at times seemed aggressively pursuing a course of doing something meaningful before she leaves next year, if indeed she would. There are also those who […]

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Police will now occupy that building seen here from the sea

RMPS occupy vacant MDC Tourist Information building at Carrs Bay

04 August 2017

According to a ZJBNews report the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) is mobilising further to enhance its presence in the community. In the latest development the RMPS Marine unit has taken up residency in a now defunct Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC) building at Carrs Bay at the entrance to Little Bay. The report stated, that […]

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Government will to give second chance to young people if they move away from crime

04 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Aug 4, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris says his administration is willing to provide a second opportunity to young people to move away from a life of crime and was guaranteeing them a job should they do so. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris “If there is […]

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Emancipation Day – liberate from poor work attitudes, laziness, corruption, disrespect…

04 August 2017

Back in 2012, August 3, we published: “Every year for some years now Montserrat observes Emancipation Day, August 1. It does so like many other countries in the Caribbean, but barely, on an annual basis in observance of the abolition of slavery. Montserrat’s author and poet, Professor Sir Howard Fergus seemed to lament the lack […]

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King Natte Ready for Leeward Island Calypso Competition

04 August 2017

The Montserrat Arts Council has revealed that Mr. Kevin ‘King Natte’ Farrell is preparing to represent Montserrat in the 21st Annual Leeward Islands Calypso Monarch Competition which is scheduled to take place on Saturday  August 12, 2017 in the island of Anguilla. This will be King Natte’s first time representing Montserrat regionally since he won […]

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DFID’s Dawson departs soon

DFID’s Dawson departs soon

04 August 2017

Meanwhile Martin Dawson the current DFID Resident Representative will this month conclude his two-year stint extended to a third year as he reported last year September, under a cloud of rumours, regarding his service to Montserrat. According to a release from the Governor’s and DFID offices, “after almost three years in Montserrat, Martin Dawson, DFID Resident […]

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ECCB Launches New Website

04 August 2017

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) this week launched its new, user-friendly and mobile compatible website on Wednesday, August 2 at a regional media conference, where Governor Antoine gave feature remarks.   The new ECCB website is one of the organisational effectiveness initiatives under the Bank’s Strategic Priorities and is designed to improve citizen engagement […]

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Governor Carriere to shorten her Montserrat tour of duty end of this year

Governor Carriere to shorten her Montserrat tour of duty end of this year

04 August 2017

Early today the Governor’s Office issued a surprise release which follows: “Her Excellency the Governor, Elizabeth Carriere, will be leaving Montserrat in early January 2018 to take up a senior position with an international development non-governmental organisation (NGO) to work in Africa on programmes related to development, social justice and gender equality. By the time […]

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Montserrat Red Cross holds its AGM and elects new board

04 August 2017

The Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross has a new board of Directors following its Annual General Meeting held on July 20, 2017.  The appreciative membership present elected a full slate of eight-member Committee, of which an Executive Committee will be elected.  The new board comprises:  Mr. Bennette Roach Mrs. Beverly West-Joseph Mr. Jaywani […]

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Red Cross Youth Arm attend regional youth camp in Suriname

04 August 2017

MRC – Aug. 3 2017 – The Youth Arm of the Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross will be represented at the Caribbean regional youth summer camp to be held in Suriname.  The camp which starts today (Thursday) is an annual one and attracts youth from across the region.   Representing Montserrat at the […]

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Time for truth about Montserrat’s economy

04 August 2017

 Contribution – Part 18/2017  What is the true state of our economy, and what should we do about it? BRADES, Montserrat, June 28, 2017 – One of the common sayings on our streets is “the economy is dead,” and many shop-owners say that sales are “slow.” At the same time there is a wave of […]

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A review found huge variations in treatments, with low-performing hospitals often ignorant about methods adopted elsewhere

NHS must cut waste if it wants more cash

04 August 2017

Hospitals can save billions, says authoritative report Chris Smyth, Health Editor August 4 2017, 12:01am, The Times A review found huge variations in treatments, with low-performing hospitals often ignorant about methods adopted elsewherePAUL ROGERS/THE TIMES The NHS does not deserve more money because it wastes so much on poor care, according to the senior surgeon who […]

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Government defends fiscal policies, says no plans to approach IMF

03 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug 2, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has defended the economic policies of his administration and dismissed suggestions that the island could be seeking assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Winding up debate on the EC$918.2 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) budget on Tuesday night, Skerrit […]

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Ren Biao

Chinese national to challenge government’s decision to withdraw passport

03 August 2017

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Aug 2, CMC – An attorney for a Chinese fugitive who returned to Beijing last month to face charges of fraud involving at least US$100 million, says will seek a judicial review of the decision of the St. Kitts-Nevis government not to re-issue him with a local passport. Attorney […]

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RINIDAD – Government gets nod to liquidate CFL

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul. 26, CMC  – The government has been granted permission to appoint provisional liquidators to preserve the assets of CL Financial as it seeks to recover a $15 billion debt left from the 2009 bailout of the conglomerate’s insurance subsidiaries Colonial Life Insurance Company (Clico) and British […]

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Airport Authority – no evidence of workers stealing from travellers

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER     KINGSTOWN,  St. Vincent, Jul. 27, CMC –  The five-month old Argyle International Airport (AIA) authority says its investigation so far has not found any evidence of its workers stealing items from travellers’ bags, as several persons have claimed. Glender Francois, manager of Customer Service and Marketing/Public Relations at AIA told […]

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CXC launches first mobile App

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER     BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 27, CMC  – The Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) has launched its first mobile App – CXC Connect – as the agency continues to incorporate technology to make learning relatively seamless. At the launching ceremony on Wednesday, Education Minister Ronald Jones said CXC is moving at a rapid […]

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US support continues for major OECS initiatives

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER    CASTRIES, St Lucia Jul. 26, CMC—The United States government has signaled its intention to continue financial support for two major initiatives in the areas of Juvenile Justice reform and education for six member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECDS). The plan was discussed Tuesday when the US Ambassador […]

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BVI approves work permit exemptions for business visitors

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul 26, CMC – The government of the British Virgin Islands has approved the exemption for work permits for various classes of business visitors, including those for arbitration and mediation. The Cabinet approved the exemption based on recommendations in the Financial Services Consultancy Report approved by Cabinet in […]

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Governor Davis raises money for Montserrat branch of Red Cross

Governor Davis raises money for Montserrat branch of Red Cross

28 July 2017

by Bennette Roach The Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross became proud recipient of a donation from former Governor Adrian Davis which he raised from a presentation to Lochinvar House School in London. Miss Annesta Fergus of the Governor’s office made the presentation of £200 to Red Cross officials on Tuesday this week, July […]

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CDB helping DBJ better manage environmental, social risks

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 28, CMC – The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to support the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) in efforts to address environmental, social issues that can deter investment or impact job creation, growth and poverty reduction. On Thursday, CDB  announced that it will […]

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Thousands march in nation wide protest

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 24, CMC – A nationwide protest called by trade unions and the private sector has won the support of thousands of Barbadians who turned out on Monday urging the government to roll back the increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy. The protest is jointly organized by the […]

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CDB approves funds for electricity system upgrade in Anguilla

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 25, CMC  – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$6.2 million  to the Anguilla Electricity Company (ANGLEC) to meet the growing electricity demand on the island. The Seventh Power Project aims to improve the capacity and reliability of ANGLEC’s power-generating system. “This Project will […]

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US says Trinidad has highest per capita rate of ISIS recruitment in Western Hemisphere

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER WASHINGTON, Jul. 22,  CMC – While there were no known indigenous or foreign terrorist groups operating in Trinidad and Tobago, the United States says the twin-island republic had the highest per capita rate of ISIS recruitment in the Western Hemisphere in 2016 and that the return of these terrorist fighters is of […]

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New Premier takes Finance as he unveils new cabinet

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER  (adapted) HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jul 25, CMC  –  New Premier David Burt unveiled an 11-strong cabinet on Thursday, two days after his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) stormed to victory in the general election. Premier David Burt The PLP, which had lost the 2012 election to the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) by 19 seats […]

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CDB grant to build regional capacity for climate forecasting

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BRIDGETOWN,Barbados,  Jul. 26, CMC  –  The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has  approved EUR773,000 (US$900,264) in grant funding to enhance regional resilience to climate variability and change. The grant will be provided to the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), and will be used to strengthen national and regional institutional capacity […]

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CCJ orders release of men on death row in Barbados

28 July 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul. 25, CMC – The Trinidad based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), on Tuesday quashed the convictions of the two men  – Vincent Edwards and Richard Haynes  – who sentenced to death for  murder  committed in Barbados in 2006. The men  were set free on Tuesday, after […]

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Governor Davis raises money for Montserrat branch of Red Cross

21 July 2017

by Bennette Roach The Montserrat branch of the British Red Cross became proud recipient of a donation from former Governor Adrian Davis which he raised from a presentation to Lochinvar House School in London. Miss Annesta Fergus of the Governor’s office made the presentation of £200 to Red Cross officials on Tuesday this week, July […]

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

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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Jimmy Henry

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

02 July 2017

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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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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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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It could have been avoided

25 June 2017

(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? […]

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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

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

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

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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