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Jamaica police have seized a total 705 guns so far for 2018, according to local news reports. But the Jamaica Observer, quoting police statistics, said that the seizures so far this year are down from the 839 guns recovered  in 2017. The weapons recovered this year so far included rifles, shotguns, home-made firearms, submachine guns, pistols, […]

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(SNO) — Not everything is as it seems. This well-known phrase can be applied to a British couple in their 70s who, according to the Mail on Sunday, quoting court documents, were couriers for an “organised criminal group” who gave the “impression of being an elderly couple on a road trip”. Interestingly, the Mail revealed that ...

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A couple accused of being couriers for an organised criminal group, visited Saint Lucia last week, according to news reports. The Mail on Sunday identified the two as Roger Clarke, 72, and his wife Sue, 70. According to the publication, last week the couple were arrested when their Caribbean cruise ship, the Marco Polo, docked […]

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(SNO) – Local chartered accountant and veteran sports official Richard Peterkin may have caused a lot of concern when his Facebook activities ceased for several months. But Peterkin cleared that up when he returned to social media on Sunday, posting: “Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” He told St. Lucia News Online on Sunday ...

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister Gaston Browne has invited the competent authorities of the Bank of Nova Scotia to a meeting by January 7, 2019, to discuss the purchase of the bank’s branch holdings in Antigua and Barbuda. The invitation is contained in a letter sent on December 13 by the prime minister to […]

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Thirty-year old Nisha Madaran, an artist from Suriname, who began singing at age 16 in her family band, made history last week by becoming the first Surinamese, and perhaps first in the Caribbean diaspora to sign a Bollywood playback singing contract. Madaran signed the contract […]

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ST THOMAS, USVI — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 2,606 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers on Friday to US Drug Enforcement Administration special agents in St Thomas US Virgin Islands. Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized the $30 […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank has approved an additional financing of US$100 million to help the government improve the quality of education and learning in the Dominican Republic. “This additional support from the World Bank will boost the most profound education reform led by President Danilo Medina and contribute to help produce better educational […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the region’s cultural and creative industries. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 […]

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A Texas judge showed little sympathy during sentencing for a mom whose two daughters, ages 1 and 2, died after being left in an increasingly hot car overnight. “Those precious little girls would still be here today if this had not happened,” said Judge Keith Williams,  according to Hill Country Breaking News. “People in our […]

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