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Government and opposition agree to expeditious conclusion of matters surrounding no-confidence vote EU disburses First Economic Development Tranche of EC$17.55M to Montserrat Honourable Premier Donaldson Romeo  2019 New Year Statement Breakthroughs and projects funding ready
 

May survives vote, but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock

https://youtu.be/Wx49EPIerTs Prime minister invites party leaders to discuss alternative deal but sticks to red line Heather Stewart, Jessica Elgot and Peter Walker  Theresa May survives no-confidence motion by 19 votes – video Theresa May has survived as prime minister after weathering a dramatic no-confidence vote in her government, but was left scrambling to strike a Brexit compromise that could […]

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Government and opposition agree to expeditious conclusion of matters surrounding no-confidence vote

In an atmosphere of cordiality, both parties, committed to working together on all matters relating to the protection of Guyana’s sovereingty, regardless of internal political issues by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan. 10, CMC –  The Government of Guyana and the Parliamentary Opposition have committed to work towards concluding  matters surrounding the December 21,  vote […]

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EU disburses First Economic Development Tranche of EC$17.55M to Montserrat

2018 Hurricane Maria exposed some areas of weak resilience Jan 9, 2019 – Caribbeean News Service – The European Union has disbursed EC$17.55 million (€5.72M) to the Government of Montserrat (GoM) as the First Fixed tranche under the Multi Sector Sustainable Economic Development Budget Support Programme. The assistance is inclusive of an emergency top-up payment […]

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Honourable Premier Donaldson Romeo 2019 New Year Statement

First, let me wish a happy, God-blessed new year to the people of Montserrat young and old, near and far; to all citizens, residents, visitors and friends. May we all go forward with God together in this New Year which God has graciously allowed us to see. As we move forward into 2019, there is […]

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Breakthroughs and projects funding ready

by Bennette Roach GoM ends the year ready to roll with continuing and new projects As a somewhat up and down year draws to a close, the government of Montserrat (GoM) rests easy and perhaps happier that it can speak to what the Premiere has been referring to as ‘breakthroughs’ well into the new year. […]

CARICOM Secretary General says youth crime and violence demands a regional solution

CARICOM Secretary General says youth crime and violence demands a regional solution

17 January 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 15, CMC – A two-day conference aimed at examining and redefining violence prevention solutions as it relates to youth violence and prevention in the Caribbean began here on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, saying it is a regional problem that demands a […]

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Surinamese rice exporter gunned down in Guyana

17 January 2019

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Jan 15, CMC –A Surinamese national, who was being sought by police for questioning in connection with the seizure of a large quantity of cocaine, has been found dead in neighbouring Guyana. Guyana police at the scene of the murder (Guyana Chronicle newspaper Photo) Relatives have positively identified the body […]

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Silver wind cruise ship visits

16 January 2019

The Government Information Unit is reporting that the recently refurbished Silver Wind, a small luxury cruise ship operated by Silversea Cruises, will be visiting our shores on Thursday, January 17, 2019. There will be more and they will be bigger by 2020…as the Ministry of Communication and Works informs on the progressive development, following continuing […]

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Magnitude 3.4 earthquake felt in several islands

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake felt in several islands

15 January 2019

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan. 13, CMC – Several countries in the region were rocked by a magnitude 3.4 earthquake early Sunday. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports that at 7:29 a.m. (local time) the tremor affected the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Martin, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts Nevis, […]

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Theresa May suffers historic defeat as Tories turn against her

15 January 2019

The moment Theresa May loses crucial Brexit deal vote – video The GuardianTheresa May has lost the vote on her crucial Brexit deal by 432 votes to 202 in what is the heaviest defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era.  As a result Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a vote of no confidence, […]

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Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

14 January 2019

President Trump greets Russian President Vladimir Putin before a meeting in Helsinki. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) By Greg Miller January 12 at 6:15 PM The Trump administration “has imposed significant new sanctions in response to Russian malign activities,” said the spokesman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity and noted that Tillerson in 2017 “gave a […]

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Legal witnesses testify in parliamentary disqualification trial of opposition leader

11 January 2019

by STAFF WRITER BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jan. 10, CMC – The case brought against the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Denzil Douglas, continued in court Thursday with three expert witnesses on Dominican law making presentations before  Justice Trevor Ward QC to help him determine whether Douglas, through his use of a diplomatic passport issued by […]

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Jamaica’s small farmers to begin benefitting from marijuana industry

09 January 2019

Marijuana plants – now a ‘legal’ crop in some Caribbean islands KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 8, CMC – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Alternative Development Programme (ADP), which will provide an avenue for small farmers to benefit from the marijuana industry, will start by March. The programme is intended to prevent and eliminate the […]

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President Granger describes talks as “successful engagement”

President Granger describes talks as “successful engagement”

09 January 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 9, CMC – President David Granger Wednesday described his 75-minute discussion with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as “a successful engagement” and has sought to re-assure the population that they are working towards a solution “which they will be satisfied with”. Granger’s coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) collapsed […]

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President Granger and Opposition Leader Jagdeo end talks

President Granger and Opposition Leader Jagdeo end talks

09 January 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 9, CMC – President David Granger said Wednesday that agreement had been reached with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that regional and general elections will be held within the administrative capability of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Granger, speaking following the 75-mnute talks with Jagdeo on the way forward following […]

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Opposition Leader confirms senator no longer a legislator

Opposition Leader confirms senator no longer a legislator

09 January 2019

by staff writer ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan 9, CMC – Opposition Leader Lennox Linton Wednesday confirmed that an opposition legislator, Dr. Thompson Fontaine, was no longer a parliamentarian after Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Tuesday night that he had missed three consecutive meetings of the legislative chamber. “Mr. Thomson Fontaine, as we speak, is no […]

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Man jailed for killing son over 300 dollars

09 January 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 9, CMC – A High Court judge has sentenced a 49-year-old man to 12 years in jail after he was found guilty of killing his son who had given his mother GUY$300 (One Guyana dollar=US$0.004 cents) to end a heated row in the home. Justice Navindra Singh, sitting in […]

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Forces in Trinidad and Tobago linked to downfall of Guyana government

28 December 2018

Dec 28, 2018 – Caribbean News Service – A senior official of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Friday said “forces in Trinidad and Tobago” had colluded with the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to bring about the demise of the coalition government. “It should be noted that Charrandass Persaud himself acknowledges the bribe […]

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Looking for the best in the face of the worst

24 December 2018

Christmas beyond the Christian preparation of Advent which is encouraged as a time for reflection and looking forward to making better and improving whatever comes out pf the reflection will surely leave many with differing feelings; hopefully with more joy than sadness. As the year winds down as far as the country is concerned in […]

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GoM funds available for Montserrat Innovators and Small Business Owners

24 December 2018

The Government of Montserrat (GoM) has earmarked $200,000 has been earmarked for entrepreneurs to receive through the GoM’s Business Support Facility Fund. A release from the government stated that “supporting micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) should be pivotal in any government’s policy. As such, The GoM has launched the Business Support Facility Fund. […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 17:The St. Helena’s smoking gun complaint against DFID

24 December 2018

Does St. Helena’s parallel struggle with DfID open up an Article 73 opportunity? BRADES, Montserrat –  In the shadows of the dust-up over Mrs. Shelly Harris’ ill-advised submission to the FAC we may have overlooked St. Helena’s concerns. For example they wrote[1]: We [St. Helena] share HMG’s desire to increase self-sufficiency, but cannot do so […]

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Government back bencher defends his vote that topples coalition

Government back bencher defends his vote that topples coalition

24 December 2018

Government back bencher Charandaas Persaud, said his conscience had been “stifled for long” as he defended his decision to vote with the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and topple the three-year-old coalition government of President David Granger late on Friday night. With the coalition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)- commanding just a one-seat […]

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Guyana Government falls

24 December 2018

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec 22, CMC – Guyana was preparing for a general election early next year after a government back bencher supported an opposition motion of no confidence against the David Granger government late on Friday night. Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who had been heckled as he outlined his reasons for the […]

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MCC Graduates 20

24 December 2018

In 2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony By Bennette Roach The Montserrat Community College in its usual business-like style, conducted its 2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony, its 13th on Wednesday, December 19 at the Cultural Centre in Little Bay. Principal Geraldine Cabey hailed by a student for her sternness, “a woman whose presence is like no […]

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Nite of Pan – Festival 2018

22 December 2018

Genesys Pan orchestra opens the side show for the 2018 Semi-Final calypso show The annual ‘Nite of Pan’ stages tonight at Festival Village in Little Bay, Montserrat. Herman “Cupid” Francis, through once again to another Calypso Final,  organises the Nite of Pan. He can take the credit of keeping pan alive in Montserrat for the […]

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The governor may be right on some things, but needs research

21 December 2018

In our lead article today, we talked about a comment H E Governor Andrew Pearce made while addressing a CARICOM meeting here a few weeks ago. We likened his comments to some he had made back on September 26 to the media which we will include on line so that the folks whose comments we […]

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Reliable Sources

16 December 2018

Welcome to Friday’s editionof the Reliable Sources newsletter. This is Oliver Darcy, filling in for Brian Stelter, and ready to walk you through a busy day of medianews. I enjoy reading your feedback, so please do get in touch via emailor find me on Twitter.Scroll down for news on The Weekly Standard, Facebook’s latest data […]

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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments during campaign

14 December 2018

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ERIC AVRAM, ELIANA LARRAMENDIA and JAMES HILLGood Morning America – December 14, 2018 Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments with two women because then-candidate Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” if their allegations of affairs became public, the president’s former personal attorney said in an exclusive interview with ABC […]

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In Plea Deal, Russian Woman Admits to Being a Secret Agent

In Plea Deal, Russian Woman Admits to Being a Secret Agent

14 December 2018

Associated Press Published 13 December 2018 Image via AP Photo/File WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence onconservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy […]

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Government says economy grew by more than two per cent in 2017

Government says economy grew by more than two per cent in 2017

14 December 2018

by staff writer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Dec 13, CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government says the economy grew by 2.1 per cent last year as the twin island Federation continues to demonstrate resilience amidst prevailing downside risks in the international and regional economic environment. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, presenting the EC$749.3 million (One EC […]

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Man jailed for beating girlfriend whom he accused of having sex with senior government official

Man jailed for beating girlfriend whom he accused of having sex with senior government official

14 December 2018

by staff writer  KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Dec 14, CMC – A magistrate has sentenced a 26-year-old man to three years in jail who assaulted his girlfriend after accusing her of having sex in the office of a senior government official last month. Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett handed down the sentence, after hearing that woman had […]

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Congressional Black Caucus condemns Trump’s latest attack on Caribbean immigrants

Congressional Black Caucus condemns Trump’s latest attack on Caribbean immigrants

14 December 2018

By Nelson A. King WASHINGTON, Dec 11, CMC – The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has renewed its criticism of the Trump administration following its latest attack on low-income immigrants of colour, including Caribbean immigrants. In a letter to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the CBC wrote that a proposal to restrict green cards for […]

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Educator calls for criminal prosecution of those responsible for circulating sex video featuring school child

Educator calls for criminal prosecution of those responsible for circulating sex video featuring school child

14 December 2018

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Dec 10, CMC – A former president of the St. Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) is calling on stakeholders including the police to take the necessary action against those responsible for the circulation of a video on social media showing a school girl in uniform engaged in sexual acts. “This is getting out […]

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Police Commissioner comments on plan “Sex Island” festival

14 December 2018

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 11, CMC –Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says the organisers of a four-day, three-night “sex-travaganza”, called Sex Island, has a “snowball chance in hell” of actually hosting the event in Trinidad and Tobago. The New York Post website reported that the organisers have named an island off the […]

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Government says economy grew by more than two per cent in 2017

14 December 2018

by staff writer BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Dec 13, CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government says the economy grew by 2.1 per cent last year as the twin island Federation continues to demonstrate resilience amidst prevailing downside risks in the international and regional economic environment. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, presenting the EC$749.3 million (One EC […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 16:The “Good Governance” challenge

14 December 2018

Why   does the FCO  say that its  “fundamental responsibility and objective” for OT’s  is “to ensure the security and good governance of the Territories and their peoples”? BRADES, Montserrat, September 23, 2018 –  In the landmark June 2012 FCO White Paper on Overseas Territories, the UK Government states that security and good governance are its […]

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MSS hosts school’s talent in exhibition

14 December 2018

The Montserrat Secondary School (MSS) hosted an exhibition which as ZJB reporter put it, “was a hive of activity today. It enabled students to showcase their skills in an eye-opening exhibition to mark the institution’s 80th anniversary. A more detailed account will appear in the next TMR issue.

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Economic Growth Strategy and Delivery Plan

14 December 2018

From the Government Information Unit (GIU) The final version of the Economic Growth Strategy and Delivery Plan for Montserrat is now available online. The Government of Montserrat has developed the Economic Growth Strategy (EGS) 2018-2022, which will act as the guide for public investment over the next several years; with the goal of the eventual […]

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Development stifled and Public Service

14 December 2018

Bureaucracy and Consultancies -Heavyweight Governor!? Facebook There was this retired public servant gentleman with whom I was having a discourse about some specifics about the state of Montserrat. He/we concluded that missing is an education which will come through information and discussions among people. So, he suggested the use of Facebook. I promptly noted that […]

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Fox’s Napolitano: Trump Could Be Charged, Indicted

10 December 2018

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/judge-andrew-napolitano-michael-cohen-robert-mueller-indicted/2018/12/10/id/893887/?ns_mail_uid=c6848497-cf4a-4717-ada6-56955d112658&ns_mail_job=DM10110_12102018&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010502vjj7un (Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime”) By Solange Reyner    |   Monday, 10 December 2018  Donald Trump could be charged with three crimes and indicted while serving as president, says Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano. “This is the Southern District of New York,” Napolitano said during an appearance on Fox News’ “America Newsroom” on Monday morning. […]

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: ‘Donald Trump Will Be, Must Be Impeached’

10 December 2018

“Michael Cohen is facing substantial prison time for those same crimes. And Donald Trump is facing, what?” By Lee MoranX MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell said Friday that President Donald Trump “will be, must be impeached because of the crimes prosecutors say he committed” in the case of his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. “The Last Word” […]

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Theresa May Delays Brexit Vote as Negotiations Get Really, Really Messy

10 December 2018

The Slatest By Joshua Keating Dec 10, 2018 British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing Street on Dec. 5. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images “Quite frankly a bit of a shambles” was the understated response from one of Theresa May’s coalition partners to the news Monday that the prime minister seeks to delay a vote […]

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British pensioners arrested after ‘large amount of cocaine’ found in cruise ship cabin

10 December 2018

Pair aged 70 and 72 held on arrival at Lisbon after Caribbean voyage by Peter Stuble Cruise ships lie at anchor at the terminal in Lisbon in Portugal ( EPA ) Two British pensioners have been arrested on a Caribbean cruise ship after “a large amount of cocaine” was found in their cabin. The suspects, […]

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Complacency kills: Caribbean gears up for tsunamis

10 December 2018

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46356998 BBC News By Philippa FogartyKingston, Jamaica 8 December 2018 Image caption – Island nations like Grenada hope to be tsunami-ready by 2020 The last time a major tsunami hit the Caribbean region was in 1946, after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. At Playa Rincón, the sea rushed […]

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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

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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Highlighting FAC Inquiry Evidence

07 December 2018

Following the JMC meetings OTs’ ministers give oral evidence oftheir submissionss with discussions Premier Donaldson Romeo of Montserrat was the last in line during the Foreign Affairs Committee- Oral evidence: Future of the UK Overseas Territories, HC 1464 delivered on Wednesday, 5 December, 2018, Ordered by the House of Commons to be published on the […]

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OECS / CXC – NotesMaster Montserrat Program Launched

07 December 2018

OECS / CXC Media Release The OECS-CXC-NotesMaster MOE(Ministry of Education) Montserrat program was launched 26-27 November.  The program has goals of introducing primary level teachers to new e-Learning technologies and increasing there pository of high quality learning resources available to stakeholders across the OECS, freely accessible anytime and anywhere, across all platforms.  The output from this programme […]

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Caribbean Court of Justice rules in favour of dismissed radio station manager

07 December 2018

by staff writer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 30, CMC– The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Friday ruled that the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (BDC) should pay its former general managerEC$52,000 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) in damages for wrongful termination of her services. In addition, the CCJ, the island’s highest court, awarded Mariette Warrington costs […]

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Begin a ‘global Britain’ and mutual respect for the OTs

07 December 2018

It was surprising when we discovered that there was more than the usual number of people who engaged in discussing and opining over matters relating to the UK Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry into the future of the UK Government relationship with the Overseas Territories (OTs). We discovered that as we have been saying or as […]

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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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Appeal Court denies two major appeals

30 November 2018

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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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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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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Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

14 January 2019

By Greg Miller January 13 President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former […]

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Man jailed for killing son over 300 dollars

Man jailed for killing son over 300 dollars

11 January 2019

by staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 9, CMC – A High Court judge has sentenced a 49-year-old man to 12 years in jail after he was found guilty of killing his son who had given his mother GUY$300 (One Guyana dollar=US$0.004 cents) to end a heated row in the home. Justice Navindra Singh, sitting in […]

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