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LUCKNOW, India (CMC) — Afghanistan’s cricket coach Phil Simmons has criticised the West Indies’ selectors for some of their decisions following the side’s 71-run loss to India in the second Twenty20 International on Tuesday. Simmons, a former head coach of the regional side, said the team’s selectors seemed to not fully understand the format, as […]

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By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Former president of the Caribbean Court of Justice Sir Dennis Byron has weighed in on why two more Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have rejected the CCJ. Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada both held referenda on Tuesday to decide if their countries would move to the CCJ as […]

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GENEVA, Switzerland — The number of refugees and migrants who have left Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million, the two main United Nations agencies advocating for them announced on Thursday, flagging the need to increase support for the countries which are hosting large numbers of displaced Venezuelans. According to the UN office for humanitarian […]

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BRADENTON, Florida – Saint Lucia kept its hopes alive of advancing to the Qualification Stage with a narrow 1-0 win versus Bermuda in Group E action at the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship. A back and forth but goalless first half gave way to a more hotly contested second half until a deflected shot in front of goal …
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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — US Congressman Rick Crawford (R), representative for the First District of Arkansas, spoke of the potential of the Cuban market, which cannot be exploited to the maximum due to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US government on Cuba. At the US-Cuba Agricultural Conference, held at the Hotel […]

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By Shamkoe Pilé BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) is about to launch two new initiatives designed to reduce the island’s imports in key areas, increase exports and create high value jobs. This is according to minister of international business and industry, Ronald Toppin, who gave the opening remarks at […]

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Guyana: Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian to record a century in Women’s T20I, propelling India to a 34-run win over New Zealand in the World T20 opener on Friday. The 29-year-old smashed 103 off 51 balls and her carnage included eight towering sixes and seven boundaries. Opting to bat after the coin landed in her favour at …
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CHARLOTTE, USA — On separate occasions just two days apart, arriving passengers from Jamaica at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport were discovered to be carrying over six lbs of cocaine with an estimated street value of $90,000 when encountered by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. On Sunday, CBP officers encountered a 26-year-old Jamaican citizen who […]

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuba is expected to reach the four million tourist mark on November 10 and to end the year with 750,000 more, said Manuel Marrero in a meeting with tour operators, travel agents, airlines and media in Milan, Italy. The Cuban minister made the announcement ahead of the opening of the winter […]

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By David Jessop For some years now, several smaller Caribbean governments have been interested in increasing the number of shared embassies overseas in which one ambassador jointly represents several nations. The idea principally arises out of a desire to make cost savings when it comes to establishing a presence in second tier nations that for […]

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