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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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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Caribean Community (CARICOM) secretary-general, Irwin LaRocque has expressed CARICOM’s interest in the renewal of legislation for the extension of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) and the WTO waiver beyond December 2019 to allow continued duty-free access to the US market. The secretary-general made the case as he accredited the new […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – On April 30 and May 1, 2019, the United States and the Caribbean Community Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) co-hosted a Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting in Barbados to discuss efforts to increase public safety and security in the Caribbean. The Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Joint Action Statement of […]

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Two vehicles were destroyed by fire at Bocage, Castries, Friday morning about 10.00 a.m. Mechanic Myron Zepherin told St Lucia Times that he was at home when he heard a noise and upon investigating, saw that a Rover Saloon was ablaze. Zepherin said he immediately summoned the Saint Lucia Fire Service which responded quickly. But […]

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(ANTIGUA OBSERVER) — The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda has indicated that the British entrepreneurial magnate, Sir Richard Branson – of Virgin Atlantic fame – has shown interest in investing in the financially challenged regional airline, LIAT. This was according the Chief of Staff within the Office of the Prime Minister, Lionel Hurst, who made the ...

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Five countries, namely: Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, St Maarten and Suriname adhered to the Caribbean Safe School Initiative and adopted the Antigua and Barbuda declaration on School safety during the second Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum. The forum was held from April 29 to 30, 2019 in Kingstown and hosted by the […]

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