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KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan 30, CMC – West Indies Women touched down here Wednesday for their three-match Twenty20 International series against Pakistan, hailing the enhanced level of security for the historic tour. The Caribbean side trained in Dubai for the last week and will now take on the hosts in the first game here starting Thursday ...

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CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh, Jun 30, CMC – All-rounder Andre Russell snatched a hat-trick and then struck a cameo but West Indies teammates, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine, both failed to score as star-studded Dhaka Dynamites slumped to their fourth straight defeat in the Bangladesh Premier League with an 11-run loss to Chittagong Vikings here Wednesday. Choosing ...

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NEW YORK, Jan 30, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has detained a number of Caribbean nationals among 118 immigrants during a five-day exercise in several areas of New York. It said during the January 14-18 exercise, law enforcement officials apprehended the immigrants for violating US immigration laws, ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 30, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says chances of drought and recurrent dry spells during the peak of the dry season have increased as the weal El Niño conditions are forecast to persist until the end of April. El Niño refers to the large-scale ocean-atmosphere climate ...

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WASHINGTON, Jan 30, CMC – A study conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that the Bahamas would need to develop the work environment so as to ensure a significant number of educators and health care workers are employed by 2040. In the second issue of its series titled “The future of work ...

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jan 30, CMC – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines parliament Tuesday night approved the estimates of income and expenditure for the 2019 national budget with the government outlining measures to increase revenue from taxes, increase employment within the public service as well as revisit pension reform. Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves, who ...

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 30, CMC – Education Minister Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, has held talks with students who have been staging street demonstration demanding that the teachers at a secondary school in in Petit-Goâve return to the classrooms. The teachers at the Lycée Faustin Soulouque High School, who began their industrial action on ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 30, CMC – Prime Minister Mia Mottley is participating in the third meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, which ends later on Wednesday in Puerto Rico. A government statement said that Mottley, who was part of a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegation that visited the United Nations ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 30, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Wednesday confirmed that it is investigating the kidnapping of six fishermen allegedly by Venezuelan nationals, but said it would not comment on whether or not a US$200,000 ransom had been demanded. Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, speaking on a radio programme ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 30, CMC – The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) Wednesday announced the appointment of Jacqueline Dragone as its new executive director, saying she will be responsible for securing funding opportunities in the areas of HIV, gender -based violence, teenage pregnancy and cervical cancer. SCLAN said that the international development professional ...

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