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How to build back better after a hurricane with the next one a few months away

By Irwin LaRocque and Achim Steiner* GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 17, CMC – Imagine relocating the entire population of your country in the face of a colossal hurricane and two months later still not being able to get back home. Now imagine spending several nights in a shelter and taking a stroll the next morning only […]

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Dominica celebrates 39 years of political independence from Britain

by STAFF WRITER   ROSEAU, Dominica, Nov 3, CMC – Hurricane battered Dominica is celebrating 39 years of political independence from Britain on Friday with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urging citizens not to be daunted by the tasking of rebuilding the island. Hurricane Marie hit Dominica on September 18 as a Category 5 storm, killing […]

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Legislative Assembly ‘Fiasco’?

By Bennette Roach Problems of the conduct and behavior surrounding sittings and the business of the Legislative Assembly, particularly regarding the time, number of sittings and a seeming surprising lack of cooperation with the political leader of this land have plagued since the current Speaker has been in ‘control’ of the Assembly.  Last Friday, October […]

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Bungling Drug Charges and arrests

Drug arrests – smuggling drugs into Montserrat by Bennette Roach Davy Hill – Nov 3, 2017 Police turned up at the John Osborne Airport on Saturday morning October 21, 2017, to continue what they later, but at first denied they had informed anyone of their actions as they investigated three young men and then another, […]

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PM defends decision to strip from office Investment and Tourism Minister

by STAFF WRITER ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Oct 27, CMC – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has described the investigation involving his former tourism and investment minister Asot Michael as “a serious matter” insisting that Michael “was actually arrested on a serious issue” in the United Kingdom earlier this week. Browne, speaking on Observer radio here, said […]

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Climate change, the Paris Agreement and the Caribbean are inextricably linked, says former St Lucia minister

21 November 2017

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Dr Jimmy Fletcher, former Chevening scholar and former minister for sustainable development in Saint Lucia, has during the past week travelled around the Eastern Caribbean and delivered insightful presentations on the contributions made by the region towards agreements to limit the growth of greenhouse gases. He spoke to alumni and other […]

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Trump Should Be Scared

21 November 2017

On Monday, Mueller signalled where his investigation is headed By Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern Robert Mueller and President Donald Trump. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Paul Manafort indictment is what it doesn’t say: the name Donald Trump. The indictment is a perfectly clean, amply substantiated case against two people—Manafort and his […]

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Dominica PM goes to COP 23 with a shopping list

20 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   BONN, Germany, Nov 16, CMC – Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Thursday came to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) with a shopping list of more than US$200 million as he reminded the international community of the disaster brought upon his country by Hurricane Maria on September 18 this year. […]

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Grenadian national jailed on drug charges

17 November 2017

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Nov 17, CMC – A 31-year-old Grenadian national was jailed for more than five years after he was found guilty of trafficking, attempting to export and being in possession of more than 370 pounds of marijuana. Ronald Thomas, appeared in the Serious Offences Court where he was jailed for 16 months for […]

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Jamaicans arrested for attempting to import cocaine

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   GEORGE TOWN, Cayman islands, Nov. 17, CMC   – The police in the Cayman Islands have arrested two Jamaicans after they were in possession of cocaine at the Owen Roberts Intenrational Airport last weekend. The police report that they arrested a 25 year old Jamaican man for the importation of cocaine, […]

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Chairman of RJR/Gleaner Communications Group Lester Spaulding has died

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 17, CMC – The Chairman of the RJR Gleaner Communications Group, J.A. Lester Spaulding, died in hospital on Friday. J.A. Lester Spaulding Spaulding, who became the Managing Director of  Radio Jamaica in 1978, led the company through its expansion up to its recent merger to become the RJR […]

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RBC Celebrates 100 years in Montserrat

17 November 2017

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Antigua government seeking clarification from Britain on former minister’s arrest

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Nov 17, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will seek clarification from the British government regarding the decision to arrest then tourism and investment minister Asot Michael on his arrival in London last month. “We think it is appropriate that the question be asked and […]

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Warrant issued for former tourism minister

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Nov 16, CMC – A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former tourism minister tourism minister Edouard Junior less than a month after he claimed he was being politically persecuted and prevented from leaving the country. According to the warrant issued by Clame Ocnam Daméus, […]

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IMF pledges support for Caribbean

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER   KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 16, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Thursday pledged its support for the Caribbean as the region moves to build resilience against the effects of natural disasters. IMF managing director, Christine Lagarde, addressing the sixth IMF High level Caribbean forum, said the Washington-based financial institution is prepared […]

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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 seize drugs in container from Suriname

17 November 2017

by STAFF WRITER    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 17, CMC – Jamaica police have seized J$30 million (One Jamaica dollar=US$0.008 cents) worth of cocaine at a wharf in the capital after a container arrived here from Suriname on Thursday. No one has been arrested in connection with the discovery. Police said law enforcement authorities including the […]

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