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

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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Highlighting FAC Inquiry Evidence

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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Police probe murder/suicide case

Police probe murder/suicide case

14 December 2018

by staff writer  KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 10, CMC – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it has activated its  Chaplaincy Unit to provide grief counselling after a police constable is alleged to have killed an elderly woman and then committed suicide. The JCF statement said that the Community Safety and Security Branch has also been […]

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