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(SEARCHLIGHT) — The phrase “flex on ’em” took on a more literal meaning last week Thursday, when 77-year-old bodybuilder Urias McHutchinson showed up at the SEARCHLIGHT office to flex his muscles and most recent win in the bodybuilding arena. The septuagenarian placed first in the over-70 Masters division of the Trinidad and Tobago Bodybuilders Federation ...

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(CMC) – The Guyana Police Force (GPF) Friday said if it becomes necessary it would seek to have former government back bencher, Charrandass Persaud, returned to the country as the probe continues into allegations of bribery and the movement of gold. Persaud voted with the main opposition People’ progressive Party (PPP) on December 21 last ...

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(CMC) – The Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, Frankie Campbell, who told reporters he wanted to stay in his lane, as it regards to dealing with the increasing number of rape cases in the Bahamas, has apologised at the perception that he is not sensitive to the issue of gender violence. “I am ...

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(CMC) – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has defended his government’s decision to abstain from an Organization of American States (OAS) vote not to recognise the Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela. He said while Port of Spain had three options during the vote last week Thursday, “we in making these decision, we put the interest ...

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(CMC) – A United Nations delegation has held talks with President Jovenel Moise as it prepares to provide the UN Secretary General António Guterres with an assessment of the situation in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country ahead of the UN Security Council meeting in April. The UN Security Council is due to meet on ...

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(CMC) – Opposition Leader, Jamale Pringle, Friday described as “disappointing” the EC$1.2 billion (one EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) budget presented to parliament by Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The debate on the fiscal package is due to begin on January 28, but Pringle, the lone successful candidate of the main opposition United progressive Party (UPP) in the ...

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(CMC) – Prime Minister Mia Mottley will address the three-day 14th Regional Investments and Capital Markets conference to be held in Jamaica from Tuesday next week. Mottley is expected to make a presentation on “New Approach to Regional Development: The Growth Agenda” at the conference being hosted by the Jamaica Stock Exchange, which is celebrating ...

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(CMC) – The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is urging Venezuelan nationals not to go into hiding, saying there’s no need for them to fear deportation. “I know sometimes people come and they hide, thinking that they will be locked up, that’s not the position that is taken as it relates to migrants,” said the CDC ...

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(CMC) – Archbishop Edmund Gilbert, a once prominent leader of the Baptist Church in Grenada, who was convicted of murdering a teenager in 2001, is to be released from prison on Saturday, his attorney Anselm Clouden has said. Gilbert, who had his sentence of life reduced to 18 years for the murder of 15-year-old Robby-Ann ...

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(SNO) — Tourism officials are boasting of what they say is a major milestone in the industry with 1.2 million visitors to Saint Lucia in 2018, a 10.2 percent increase overall. They say the figure represents an increase of 13.6 percent in cruise arrivals and 26 percent in yacht arrivals. The UK market continues to ...

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