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(CMC) – Guyana Jaguars were under pressure after losing late wickets, after Devon Thomas and Montcin Hodge struck half-centuries to bolster Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the opening day of their second round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship on Thursday. Replying to the hosts’ modest 182 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in North Sound, ...

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NEW YORK, USA — Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, against the backdrop of ongoing political unrest in the Caribbean country. Triggered by violent demonstrations and numerous allegations of government mismanagement of public funds, and “worrying episodes” of […]

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GENEVA, Switzerland — Antigua and Barbuda has officially intervened in the ongoing discussions concerning the reform of the Dispute Settlement Understanding of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This intervention was made by the country’s permanent representative, Colin Murdoch, during the December sitting of the organisation’s General Council (GC) meeting, Antigua News Room reported. In his […]

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) secretary-general Irwin LaRocque met on Wednesday with Prime Minister of Aruba, Evelyn Wever-Croes, on associate membership in the Community for the Dutch territory. The secretary-general will also visit Curacao and St Maarten this week. CARICOM heads of government earlier this year mandated the secretary-general to begin the process of […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Interpol has issued a Red Notice against fugitive billionaire and economic citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, Mehul Choksi, who is accused of defrauding state-run Punjab National Bank to the tune of $1.8 billion in alleged collusion with his nephew Nirav Modi, the Economic Times of India […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — During 2018, the Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project launched two protocol series, one entitled: IMPACT Justice Protocol Series: Working with Children in the Eastern Caribbean Justice System and the other entitled: IMPACT Justice Protocol Series: Working with Persons with Disabilities in the Eastern Caribbean Justice […]

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MIAMI, USA — The Caribbean’s private sector has a unique opportunity to generate strong profits in the new year with the unprecedented quantity of airlift coming into the region. Director general and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Frank Comito, encouraged regional stakeholders to get ready for what the association believes can […]

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By Anthony L Hall No doubt you recall President Trump talking tough about stopping anyone from that migrant caravan from ever setting foot on US soil. He even made a show of ordering the military to reinforce border guards, telegraphing his intent to keep them out by any means necessary. Well, like so many of his presidential initiatives, this […]

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By Sir Ronald Sanders A curious double standard is being applied by the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) by its decision to sell its operations in nine Caribbean countries to Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) of Trinidad and Tobago. In Canada, banks cannot be sold to foreigners without the expressed approval of the government of […]

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U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of over 64,000 cases of FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if […]

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