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GROS ISLET, St Lucia, Feb 12, CMC – Roston Chase’s second half-century of the series and eighth of his career did nothing to hamper England’s dominant march towards a comprehensive win on penultimate day of the third and final Test here Tuesday. The right-handed Chase was unbeaten on 53 as West Indies, set an improbable ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12, CMC – Prime Minister Andrew Holness will on Tuesday lay in Parliament the legislation allowing for the government to forcibly retake the 49 per cent stake held by Venezuela’s PDV Caribe in the state-owned oil refinery, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, (Petrojam). Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 12, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Barbados continues to make “good progress’ in its efforts to turn around an ailing economy supported by a multi-million dollar Extended Fund Facility (EEF). An IMF delegation, led by Bert van Selm, has ended a four day visit to the island at the ...

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UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries Monday reiterated the need for a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela even as they said they continue to follow closely “the unsatisfactory and increasingly volatile situation” in the South American country, reiterating their position of a policy of non-interference in the internal ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 12, CMC – Four people, including a Special Reserve Police Officer, have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 24-year-old Venezuelan woman on Monday night. Police said that the unidentified woman had been picked up “against her will” in Diego Martin west of here and she was rescued ...

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Trinidad Express:– Southern Division police officers locked down the Solomon Hochoy Highway and rescued a Venezuelan national who was reportedly kidnapped in Diego Martin on Monday night. The woman was found seated in the back seat of a dark coloured Nissan Serena intercepted along the south bound lane of the highway at around 10pm. Police said […]

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BELMOPAN, Belize, Feb 12, CMC – The Belize government says it is exploring the feasibility of a repeat gun offence law that would require repeat gun offenders and convicted gang members to wear a tracking device when they are released from prison. In a statement, the Minister of National Security said it had established an ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 12, CMC – A delegation from the United States-based Carter Center has held talks with government and opposition as well as electoral officials as the country continues to debate whether or not the regional and general elections will be held before mid-2019. The two Carter representatives – Associate Director, Ms. Brett Lacy ...

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The Ministry of Health here has announced plans to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2035. The disclosure came as representatives of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) visited the Island recently, to conduct monitoring and assessments in connection with the disease. According to the Communications Unit of the Ministry of Health, the review of the tuberculosis work […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 12, CMC – Guyana says it has not shipped any rice to Jamaica under the “Cinderella” brand for the year after media reports in Kingston said that 70 metric tonnes of White Cinderella rice had been confiscated by Jamaican authorities. The reports said that the rice, valued at valued at approximately J$4.6 ...

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