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Dr. Samuel Joseph wins Montserrat 2017 By-election

Dr. Samuel (Sammy) Joseph, no stranger to costing elections to political office, having contested on a Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) campaign ticket in September 2014, ran away with the contest on Monday night following the by-election to fill a vacant seat in the Montserrat Legislative Assembly that day. “The journey to elections 2019 […]

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From the Office of the Premier – BUILDING MONTSERRAT’S FUTURE

  Premier’s Office – Montserrat BUILDING MONTSERRAT’S FUTURE In the 1980’s, there was a buzz in the air, that Montserrat was a red-hot place to be; with a bright future. We were self-financing for our recurrent budget. The Air Studios, Beachettes and other “Expat” settlements, American University of the Caribbean, and Radio Antilles were pointing […]

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Fraud and Corruption Awareness

Government of Montserrat – Ministry of Finance presents FRAUD & CORRUPTION AWARENESS What is Fraud? Fraud is the use of deception to obtain an advantage, avoid an obligation or cause a loss to another party. Corruption is a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire […]

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Dr. Samuel Joseph wins Montserrat 2017 By-election

For the seat in the Legislative Assembly vacated by former Premier and Opposition Leader Reuben T. Meade in September last year. By-Elections 2017 – Montserrat 2017  

Judge Morley has strong opinions about ‘the jury system’

Judge Morley has strong opinions about ‘the jury system’

By Bennette Roach In the article regarding the exclusive interview with Judge Iain Morley in December, we concluded as follows:  “Judge Morley had cautioned he will not discuss the just concluded (Evans) case and I refrained from seeking him do so. It was not difficult for him however to address a burning issue that I […]

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Wives of CARICOM leaders meeting in Guyana

17 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 17, CMC – The first ladies of five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have discussed issues aimed at reducing teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, trafficking in persons (TIP) mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer as well as gender based inequalities in the region. Mrs . Sandra Granger […]

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Police arrest British visitor following drug find

17 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 16, CMC –A British woman is scheduled to appear in court in the second city of Montego Bay next week Monday after she was arrested by the police late Wednesday at the Sangster International Airport. The police report that the 22-year-old woman from Birmingham, England was held she […]

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US Caribbean American Congresswoman tables legislation to protect immigrants

US Caribbean American Congresswoman tables legislation to protect immigrants

17 February 2017

By Nelson A. King WASHINGTON, Feb 17, CMC- Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has tabled a bill in the United States House of Representatives aimed at protecting undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants. Just days into his presidency, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order stating that he would cut off funding to cities that do […]

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Millions to be spent on geothermal energy development

16 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 13, CMC – The Dominica government says it will spend an estimated EC$45 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) on the further development of the geothermal energy sector here. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, addressing a private sector forum here last weekend, said that the funds will come from […]

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines opens new multi-million dollar international airport

16 February 2017

By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Feb 14, CMC – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Argyle International Airport was officially opened Monday evening with a flag raising ceremony in which Prime Minister Dr.  Ralph Gonsalves said that the facility is “a symbol, it is a metaphor of what is possible in us. “Do not ever allow […]

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NDC candidate bows out

15 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Feb 15, CMC – The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is likely to look towards former education minister Franka Bernardine as its candidate to contest the St George’s South East constituency in the next general election after the current caretaker has said he is putting his business ahead […]

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Opposition legislator alleges security forces involved in murders in Trinidad and Tobago

15 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 15, CMC – An opposition legislator has suggested that members of the security forces are involved in murders in Trinidad and Tobago. Opposition Senator Wayne Sturge, who is also a criminal defence attorney, told the Senate on Tuesday that there is only group of people which can […]

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Spouses of CARICOM leaders meet in Guyana

15 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 15, CMC –  The high rate of violence against women will be among issues discussed when the Forum of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM’s) Spouses of Heads of State and Government on the Every Caribbean Woman, Every Caribbean Child (ECWECC) initiative begins here on Thursday. The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said […]

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Jamaica police order tints removed from public vehicles

15 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 14, CMC – Police have announced the immediate removal of tints from public passenger vehicles (PPV) as the authorities implement measures to deal with the recent of recent incidents of women and children being abducted by perpetrators posing as taxi operators. Last week, Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave instructions […]

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Former journalist detained following murder of banker

15 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Feb 14, CMC – Police have detained a former journalist following the shooting death of a banker, who died in hospital on Tuesday. Police said that the former senior reporter at the Searchlight newspaper had been taken into custody as the investigations continue into the death of Randy Lawrence, […]

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NDC leader files lawsuit against Prime Minister Mitchell

15 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER ST. GEORGE’S. Grenada, Feb 15, CMC – The leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nazim Burke is seeking compensation for the “pain and suffering” he experienced after Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell made what he claimed to be defamatory statements about him on a television programme. Lawyers for Burke […]

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Woman charged for posting false information on internet; body parts harvesting, false

15 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 16, CMC – A 35-year-old woman, who posted information on the internet claiming that her ex-boyfriend was wanted for rape, assault and murder has been charged under the Cyber Crimes Act, the Ministry of National Security has announced. It said that Amieka Mullings was arrested and charged earlier this […]

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PM Skerrit says protesters had planned a coup against his government

12 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 9, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the leadership of two opposition parties here had planned to storm his office and “seize the seat of power” during Tuesday night’s disturbances that led to demonstrators setting fire to buildings and looting several businesses. In a radio and television address […]

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House approves airport project after marathon debate

12 February 2017

By Ivan Clifford HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb 11, CMC  — The opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) has urged the public to flood senators with their concerns after the House of Assembly early on Saturday approved legislation paving the way for government’s controversial airport redevelopment project, Despite vociferous opposition from the PLP, after almost 14 hours of debate,  the […]

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PM urges private sector to get on board CBI programme

12 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 10, CMC – The Dominica government Friday urged the private sector to get more involved in the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) describing it as a “winner” in the regional push to attract foreign direct investments (FDI). Dominica is one of several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that has […]

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PM says several dignatires coming for ceremonial opening of international airport

12 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Feb 10, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says the list of invitees to next week’s ceremonial opening of the multi-million dollar Argyle International Airport will include “a couple of presidents” and “a vice-president”. But Gonsalves, who has in the past described the EC$700 million (One EC […]

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Caribbean children fall to murder in Jamaica and Tobago

11 February 2017

Two charged with murder of 15-year-old school girl by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 11, CMC – Jamaica police have charged two men, including a 31-yeqr-old taxi driver with the murder of 15-year-old secondary school student, Shineka Gray, whose body was found with stab wounds in bushes on February 1. Police said that 23-year-old Mario […]

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Diaspora ecstatic about historic flight into new airport in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

11 February 2017

    By Nelson A. King NEW YORK,  CMC – Howie Prince, is the Consul General of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines diplomatic office in the’ United States. Celia Ross, who shares the building with him is the United States Director of Sales and Marketing at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority. […]

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Regional officers being trained in CARICOM consumer protection system

11 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 9, CMC – Regional consumer protection officers and standard officers are benefitting from advanced training in the upgraded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Rapid Alert Exchange System (CARREX) for hazardous, unsafe and defective goods. The three-day workshop got underway on Wednesday in the business district of New Kingston. CARICOM launched CARREX […]

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Prime Minister files lawsuit against Opposition Leader

11 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 10, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has filed a lawsuit against Opposition Leader Lennox Linton seeking aggravated damages, for libel or slander following interviews and statements he gave to national and international media regarding the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI). Dominica is one of several Caribbean countries […]

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Caribbean American Congresswoman introduces legislation to expand TPS for Haitians

11 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER By Nelson A. King WASHINGTON, Feb 10, CMC –Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has introduced legislation in the United States House of Representatives that would dramatically expand the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programme to include all Haitian nationals who were in the United States prior to November 4, 2016. Clarke, the daughter of […]

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Government orders probe into processing of passports under CIP

11 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER  ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Feb 10, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government has ordered a re-examination of the applications of 19 passport holders on suspicion that there was “political interference” in the decision to have them processed, Minister of Economic Investment Asot Michael, has said. Michael, speaking at the weekly Cabinet news […]

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Phillips lone candidate for PNP president post

11 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER   Politics   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 10, CMC – Former finance minister Dr. Peter Phillips has emerged as the lone candidate to replace the 71-year-old former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller as president of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP). The PNP in a statement said that Phillips, 67, was the […]

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CARICOM distressed over acts of violence in Dominica

11 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER Politics   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 10, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping Friday said it was ‘deeply distressed” at the violence which broke out in Dominica earlier this week and appealed to all parties “to act with restraint and maintain law and order”. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Wednesday blamed the leadership […]

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Police investigating reports of alleged Jamaican rapist in Antigua

10 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S , Antigua, Feb. 9, CMC – The police are investigating reports that a Jamaican man, accused of rape, has been seeking refuge here. The Antigua Observer reports that a photograph has been making the rounds for several weeks, via social media, warning females in particular to be on the […]

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Indian jurist urges Trinidad to fully adopt CCJ as final appellate court

10 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,Feb. 9, CMC – A former Supreme Court Judge from India, B.N. Srikrishna has urged the twin island republic to fully adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court of appeal rather than the Privy Council in London. B.N. Srikrishna “What are you waiting for,” […]

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Caribbean tourist arrivals hit all time high

10 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb. 9, CMC – Caribbean tourism broke new ground in 2016, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time ever, and once again growing faster than the global average. “Despite political, security and economic uncertainties and challenges in our main source markets, tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by 4.2 […]

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PM moves to file civil proceedings against Opposition leader

09 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER  ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb. 2, CMC – The lawyer for Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he has been instructed to proceed “forthwith” with whatever proceedings that are considered necessary including civil proceedings against Opposition Leader Lennox Linton. In a letter sent to Linton, attorney Lennox Lawrence said that the action follows the “reckless […]

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Crime and violence cost Latin America and Caribbean countries billions of dollars -IDB

09 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER  WASHINGTON, Feb 4, CMC – A study undertaken by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates the direct annual cost of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at US$261 billion or 3.55 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). The IDB said the figure is roughly what the region invests on infrastructure […]

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Haitian authorities rescue 33 women

08 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 7, CMC – Haitian law authorities say they have rescued 33 women including school children, during a raid that netted at least 12 human traffickers. “We found 33 girls, 20 of them minors, locked up in one room,” said Danton Léger, the Port-au-Prince government commissioner, adding […]

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St. Vincent bans Styrofoam products

08 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Feb 7, CMC – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government has announced a ban on the importation of Styrofoam products. Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves delivering the EC$976.4 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) budget to Parliament on Monday night, also announced the removal of value added tax […]

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Riot police fire teargas as protestors demand resignation of PM

08 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 7, CMC – Police fired tear gas on Tuesday night to disperse supporters of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) after they set fires across the capital and looted several business places. The protestors had earlier marched to the Financial Center, where the office of the Prime Minister […]

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Two sentenced to hang following 2008 Bartica massacre

04 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER  GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 3, CMC – A High Court  has sentenced two men to hang for their involvement in the 2008 massacre when gunmen attacked the small Bartica mining town on  the left bank of the Essequibo River, killing 12 people, including three police officers. Mark Royden Williams was found guilty on […]

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Caribbean countries rocked by strong earthquake

04 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER  CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb 3, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked at least three Caribbean countries on Friday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or destruction. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake struck at […]

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UN experts say US travel ban – a ‘significant setback’ for those needing international protection

03 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER  UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 2, , CMC – A group of experts from the United Nations has expressed concern that the new executive order by United States President Donald Trump is in breach of the country’s human rights commitments. “Such an order is clearly discriminatory based on one’s nationality and leads to increased […]

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St. Lucia cuts Value Added Tax

03 February 2017

by STAFF WRITER  CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb 1, CMC – St. Lucia Wednesday cut the Value Added Tax  (VAT) from 15 to 12.5 per cent with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet saying his administration is keeping a key campaign promise to the electorate. “We have always believed that taxation should be a product of increased economic activity […]

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RETURN AFTER POLL HAS BEEN TAKEN

03 February 2017

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INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT- Government Notices

03 February 2017

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MVO Launches “Volcano Stories” – Book

03 February 2017

Working in partnership with the UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC), as well as support from the Ministry of Education, the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), launched a children’s book entitled “Volcano Stories”. On the evening of Thursday, January 26,  Her Excellency the Governor, Elizabeth Carriere hosted the launch at her residence at Government House in Woodlands, […]

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US embassy dispels fake news about new visa-free travel policy for entire Caribbean

29 January 2017

   Caribbean News Now – January 27, 2017   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS has dispelled rumours that new US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to allow all Caribbean nationals to travel to the United States without visas. The embassy said in a […]

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Homeland Security to comply with orders not to deport travelers

29 January 2017

CNN – Politics             By Ariane de Vogue, Eli Watkins and Alanne Orjoux, CNN Updated 0714 GMT (1514 HKT) January 29, 2017  http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/29/politics/ny-immigration-order-stay/index.html   Now PlayingDetained Iraqi released…   Anxiety over Trump in a California mosque   Muslim leader on why he spoke at Trump event   Conway: Being Muslim […]

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“Making America great again” – Will any of these actions?

29 January 2017

Shared from Facebook post Mike Jarvis January 27,  · Meanwhile, in Trumpland… * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. * On January 19th, 2017, […]

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Humility is a needed, with an understanding of the role of being legislator

27 January 2017

Editorial – January 27, 2016 Well, if all you did was listen to the campaign restricted only to radio announcements and statements and attend couple of announced rallies, you would think that this is a general election campaign. That situation if you agree is i Anyhow, it is a by-election and one can imagine becoming a […]

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Consider voting for those who understand their role as legislator

27 January 2017

by Bennette Roach Back in 2001 there was an article captioned ‘All Should Run As Independents’, with the writer suggesting at the time that “organizing political parties with less than two months to an election is ‘not going to work towards Montserrat’s long-term benefit. What candidates should be doing in order to prepare is to […]

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De Ole Dawg – Part 3:2017-Healing the land, 3 – the D factor – DfID’s diagnosis

27 January 2017

 Why are so many key projects for transforming Montserrat so long delayed?  BRADES, Montserrat, Jan 23, 2017 – If we are sick and want to get well, it is wise to go to the doctor and take his diagnosis seriously.  Montserrat’s economy has been sick for a long time, and we have had literal Doctors […]

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Digicel announces rate increases for their cable, internet and mobile services

27 January 2017

Following whispers from subscribers that the local Digicel telecommunication company had hinted it would increase their rates in 2017, on Tuesday this week a release from Digicel Montserrat, made the easy announcement: “Due to the increased cost of business transactions, Digicel is making adjustments to rates for mobile, cable and broadband services. As such, customers […]

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PM urges good senses as unions demand more in one-off payment to public workers

25 January 2017

by STAFF WRITER  ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jan 24, CMC – Prime Minister Dr .Keith Mitchell has urged trade unions to put Grenada first as talks are due to continue on the one-off payment to public workers in recognition of the sacrifices made during the period 2013 to 2016 “It is not that we do not […]

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OECS welcomes kidney transplant operation in Antigua and Barbuda

25 January 2017

by STAFF WRITER   CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 25, CMC – The St. Lucia-based Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has congratulated Antigua and Barbuda following the first kidney transplant operation to be done in the sub-region. “This operation had ushered in a new era of health care proficiency within the region driven by a whole […]

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Pastor convicted of sex charges involving a minor

25 January 2017

by STAFF WRITER    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 25, CMC – A 55-year-old pastor is to return to court on February 24 after he was found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a minor in March 2015. A statement issued by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) said that Paul Hanniford was found […]

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Bodies of Haitian nationals found

25 January 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, Jan 25, CMC – Search and rescue teams are resuming the search for persons, presumed Haitians on Wednesday, after 10 bodies were found here on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Turks and Caicos Police Force, Kevin Clarke, said that at least five of the bodies had […]

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YEARENDER-2016-A year of highs and lows for the Caribbean

25 January 2017

By Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 30, CMC – Caribbean tourism remained on a high in 2016, but with threats such as Brexit and correspondent banking lurking dangerously close to its doorstep, the performance of the region’s economies remained at a worrying low. Politically, it was also a mixed year for the region in which several […]

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Former PM denies giving British government guarantee in the murder of British hotelier

25 January 2017

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 24, CMC – Former prime minister Dr.Kenny Anthony Tuesday denied that his former St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government had given an assurance to Britain that it would not pursue the death penalty for anyone convicted of murdering a British hotelier in 2014. The body of Oliver Gobat […]

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Trump Sets Off Media Firestorm With Creation of Vaccine Safety Review Panel

25 January 2017

      January 24, 2017    By Dr. Mercola Only nine days away from his swearing-in as president, Donald Trump held his first press conference since the election and announced that the pharmaceutical industry was “getting away with murder” and that during his presidency he would do something about high drug prices with more competitive […]

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UK Supreme Court Agrees With Guyanese Born Briton On Brexit

25 January 2017

Published on Jan 24 2017 By NAN Contributor News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Jan. 25, 2017:Britain’s highest court has agreed that the country’s parliament needs to vote on Brexit, agreeing with Guyanese-born Briton Gina Miller, who first brought the case against the UK government. Judges from the highest court in the land on Tuesday decided […]

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Raising the Bar: Sir Dennis Byron charts new course for Caribbean justice

24 January 2017

Published on January 21, 2017                  By Gerard Best PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — After Sir Dennis Byron was sworn in as president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in September 2011, it was no surprise that he immediately set about transforming the institution. His reputation as an […]

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All References to ‘Climate Change’ Deleted From White House Website at Noon Today

24 January 2017

‘At 11:59 am eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it. At noon, at the instant Donald Trump took office, the page was gone, as well as any mention of climate change or global warming.’ […]

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Senate passes legislation increasing the age of people getting married

20 January 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 18, CMC – The Senate late Tuesday night approved the amendment to the Marriage Bill, raising the legal age of marriage to 18, but without the support of opposition legislators and at least one Independent Senator. Leader of the Opposition Business in the Senate, Wade Mark, […]

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Soca artiste released after Court of Appeal upholds his appeal

20 January 2017

by STAFF WRITER CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 18, CMC – Former Soca Monarch  Jonathan St. Rose was released from prison on Wednesday after the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal accepted his appeal against the 20 year-jail sentence he had received after being convicted of murder in June last year. His attorney, Shawn Innocent, said […]

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Governor wants public aware of Public Service Elections Guidelines

20 January 2017

Her Excellency the Governor Elizabeth Carriere called a short press conference on Wednesday to advice and ensure the public is aware of what public officers can and cannot do during an election campaign. The Governor accompanied by Acting Deputy Governor Mrs. Lyndell Simpson said “According to our laws and constitution as well as general orders […]

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The Charity PPP premieres of the short film ‘ALONE’

20 January 2017

Sunrise Productions this week announced that “Number 15 is proud to announce the national debut of ‘ALONE’, a short film which brings into focus the issue of child abuse.” ‘ALONE’ will screen at the Montserrat Cultural Centre (MCC) on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The premiere of the short film is presented under […]

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New report says obesity on the rise in the Caribbean

19 January 2017

by Staff Writer   SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 19, CMC – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says […]

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Use economic citizenship funds wisely, says ECCB governor

17 January 2017

ECCB Governor Timothy Antoine By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — CNN –  Jan 17, 2016 – Guidelines and recommendations pertaining to the use of revenue from economic citizenship programmes in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have been put forward by Governor Timothy Antoine of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Noting […]

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Police confiscate drugs, weapons from school children

12 January 2017

 by STAFF WRITER   CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 11, CMC – The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) Wednesday displayed a cache of weapons and several packages of drugs, including cocaine, it said had been confiscated from students over the last two years. The police said no student had been prosecuted as a result of […]

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Boat captain jailed on drug charges

12 January 2017

by STAFF WRITER  ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jan 11, CMC – A 54-year captain of a boat  was jailed for three years on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to being in possession of 80 pounds of marijuana seized by police during an operation on Monday. The police said that they also seized a speed boat, which they […]

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Caribbean says farewell to Sir Dwight Venner

Caribbean says farewell to Sir Dwight Venner

06 January 2017

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 4, CMC – The Caribbean bade farewell to the longest serving governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight Venner on Wednesday with St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves describing him as “among our best’. Sir Dwight died here on December 22 after efforts to […]

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£5million on Fibre Optic Cable offends UK media

06 January 2017

The claim – super-fast broadband for a tiny Caribbean island despite terrible connection speeds in the UK DFID is blowing the fortune to construct an underwater fibre optic cable to the volcanic island of Montserrat, which has a population of just 4,900 The (UK) Sun By Harry Cole, Wesminister correspondent The Department for International Development […]

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Letter: Obama must not pardon Garvey

06 January 2017

  CNN — January 6, 2017   Dear Sir: A few days ago, the BBC reported that there is an intensive campaign by some groups in Jamaica and elsewhere to get the outgoing American president to pardon Jamaica’s first National Hero, Marcus Garvey. These campaigners hope to get the pardon before Mr Obama leaves the […]

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First Cuban exports to US in more than half a century to mark new era of trade

06 January 2017

WASHINGTON, USA – January 6, 2017 — Reneo Consulting LLC announced on Thursday that its subsidiary company Coabana Trading LLC has finalized an agreement with Cuba Export to import into the United States marabu (sickle bush) charcoal produced in Cuba. This marks the first time in more than half a century that a Cuban-produced product […]

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Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti’s 58th president

05 January 2017

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – January 5, 2017 — Following the decision of the Office of the National Electoral Litigation (BCEN) declaring after deliberation that after the analysis of the 12 percent sample of the Procès Verbaux (PV), the official voters lists, “it has not detected any massive fraud but only irregularities that cannot affect […]

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23 December 2016

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Region mourns passing of Sir Dwight Venner – former Eastern Caribbean Central Bank governor

23 December 2016

Dec 23, CMC – (Adapted)  The Caribbean has lost an “unparalleled genius” as referred to by St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet today after the former governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight Venner died at a hospital in St. Lucia on last night, Thursday 22, 2016. Early today, OECS Director General, Dr. […]

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Premier Donaldson Romeo – Christmas Message – 2016

23 December 2016

December 25, 2016 By: Honourable Premier, Donaldson Romeo Fellow citizens, residents and friends of Montserrat, greetings. During this season of hope, I want to wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Christmas and a bright and prosperous 2017 when it comes. This time of festivities & worship should serve as a reminder of why we celebrate […]

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An extract presentation of Judge Morley’s response to DPP Sullivan’s complaint –

23 December 2016

 Paid Insert (uncertified) Sullivan – “The court has taken away the function of the jury” Case MNIHCR2013/0008 The Queen v Orin Evans Appearances:  Mr. Oris Sullivan and Mr. Kenroy Hyman for the Crown                         Mr. David Brandt for the accused Mr. Sullivan: I have a couple of issues I would want to raise. The most troubling […]

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New High Court Judge Iain Morley

23 December 2016

 Exclusive Interview by Bennette Roach On Friday, December 9, 2016 one day after His lordship Justice Iain Morley completed presiding over in his first session on the bench in Montserrat, the third trial in the Queen vs Orin Evans on a charge of murder, sat with Bennette Roach in an exclusive interview regarding his tour […]

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US Coast Guard seizes millions in drugs in Caribbean Sea

21 December 2016

by STAFF WRITER   MIAMI, Dec 21, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says it has seized more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine during a 19-day exercise in the Caribbean Sea. It said that the crew of the Cutter, Kathleen Moore, seized the drugs worth an estimated US$18 million. The Coast Guard said four people […]

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Antigua-based businessman sentenced to life imprisonment without parole

21 December 2016

by STAFF WRITER   LOS ANGELES, Dec 20, CMC – An Antigua-based businessman, who was extradited from the island in 2015, has been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole after he was found guilty of murdering his first wife more than two decades ago. Morrad Ghonim, who has since married Dominican beauty queen Nadira Lando, […]

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People protest outside Parliament against multi-billion dollar project

21 December 2016

by STAFF WRITER  CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Dec 20, CMC – A group of at least 50 people staged a protest outside the St. Lucia parliament on Tuesday demanding that the Allen Chastanet government scrap a multi-billion dollar project they say will severely affect residents in the south of the island. The protestors  argue that the […]

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Company employee charged with murdering bank worker

21 December 2016

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 20, CMC – A 38-year-old employee of a retail company appeared in court Tuesday charged with murdering a 20-year-old banker, whose death earlier this month enraged the population demanding  quick police response. Dale Seecharan, who was one of two people described by police as persons of interest, […]

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13 year-old youth in court on manslaughter charge

21 December 2016

by STAFF WRITER   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 19, CMC – A 13-year-old boy is due to re-appear in court on January 10 next year charged with causing the death of a 17-year-old school boy last month. The unidentified youth appeared before Magistrate Cheryl Ann Antoine in Couva in Central Trinidad last  Friday charged […]

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Police shoot and kill two armed bandits

21 December 2016

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec 19, CMC – Guyana police Sunday night shot and killed two armed bandits, minutes after they robbed members of a family at a gathering in Campbellive, a populated place in Demerara-Mahaica on the outskirts of the capital. Family members aid that the two men had entered the gate where the […]

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CLICO Bahamas Policyholders To Get New Year Payback

21 December 2016

CARIBBEAN360 DECEMBER 19, 2016  NASSAU, The Bahamas, Monday December 19, 2016 – After being delayed for more than six months, about 300 anxious CLICO policyholders in the Bahamas will finally receive their pay back in the New Year. Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis has announced that payments totaling $38 million would be made […]

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Flight Attendant Ran From Security After Trying To Sneak Cocaine

15 December 2016

CBS – New York: Filed Under: Cocaine, Flight attendant, JFK, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Marsha Gay Reynolds   The international arrivals terminal is viewed at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK ) airport. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)   NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A JetBlue flight attendant was arrested at John F. Kennedy […]

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OECS mourns death of Revolutionary Leader in Anguilla

14 December 2016

by STAFF WRITER   CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Dec 12, CMC – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Monday paid tribute to the late James Ronald Webster, the first Chief Minister of Anguilla, who died last Thursday. Chief Minister Victor Banks spoke in a radio broadcast said that island is in a state of sadness. […]

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Stirring opening to CARICOM Inter-Sessional

17 February 2017

      Stirring opening to CARICOM Inter-Sessional – Video highlights (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) opened Thursday morning at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.   Speakers at the Opening included CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque,  Prime Minister of Dominica, […]

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The firefall at Yosemite National Park in California is a waterfall in disguise

Every February a rare phenomenon makes Horsetail Fall glow like fire.

17 February 2017

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer | February 15, 2017      The firefall at Yosemite National Park in California is a waterfall in disguise. Credit: Peggy Sells/Shutterstock It may look like a ribbon of cascading lava, but a so-called “firefall” in Yosemite National Park is actually a regular waterfall illuminated by the bright light of […]

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