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By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — One day after appearing in court in Trinidad for misbehaviour in public office, former attorney general Anand Ramlogan was arrested by officers of the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau (ACIB). Ramlogan, along with opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen, were both at the ACIB office in Port of Spain […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As LIAT shareholders and directors gathered for their meeting in Barbados on Tuesday, amid the regional airline’s financial and operational dilemma, chief executive officer (CEO) Julie Reifer-Jones gave the assurance [that] “LIAT is committed to connecting the region, flying to the 15 […]

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by Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia – Health officials for the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia furnished 100 free doses of measles vaccine to a Church of Scientology cruise ship placed under quarantine in Port Castries, after one case of measles, a highly contagious disease was diagnosed on board, Dr Merlene Frederick-James, chief […]

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews and Shakera Selman of the West Indies women’s team will join their international counterparts to participate in the four-match tri-series being hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from May 6-11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. Stafanie and Shakera will play for ...

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname – The foreign minister of Suriname, Yldiz Pollack-Beighle, was in Ghana last week to open her country’s first embassy in Africa since the closure of its mission in South Africa. The embassy was opened in Accra, Ghana, the ancestral home of many Surinamese. Citizens of all […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders on Tuesday issued a statement that they are staying apprised of the situation in Venezuela, which appears to be nearing a boiling point amid ramped-up efforts by the opposition to unseat President Nicolás Maduro. CARICOM leaders also kept in close contact with the […]

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BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – The attorney representing several policewomen facing disciplinary charges after failing to remove their dreadlocks hairstyles says her clients were not in breach of the law. “The rules say no elaborate head decorations or extensions. If you read the rules in its full context it is clear what it was intended to ...

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Alki David and Chase Ergen announced recently they had formed a consortium aimed at developing cannabis businesses in Eastern Caribbean nations such as St Kitts-Nevis, Dominica and Antigua. Plans include purchasing agricultural land and partnering with farmers to create a cooperative entity modelled after the ones in Switzerland. David and Ergen […]

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — The Guyanese man who stabbed to death his nine-month pregnant Trinidadian wife, at their home in Pickering, Canada, back in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 17 years. Nicholas Baig, 27, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of Arianna Goberdhan earlier this year. The charge ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Department of Health and Wellness confirms the departure of the cruise ship which contained a confirmed case of measles. The ship departed on the night of May 2, 2019 for its home port in the Dutch Caribbean. Prior to its departure, the international health regulations focal point in St. Lucia had direct ...

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