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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — An earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies has reported on Wednesday. It said that there were no immediate reports of injuries or destruction and that the quake occurred at around 10:34 pm […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) – In London this week, Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin urged UK politicians not to “drive a wedge” between the people in the overseas territories and the British government by intervening in affairs that are the devolved responsibility of the elected governments of those territories. McLaughlin was speaking at a […]

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CARACAS, Venezuela – Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327,000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colombia will be in jeopardy, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday. “At a time when anti-migrant sentiment is growing worldwide, Colombia has generously kept its doors open to its […]

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By Chester Robards NASSAU, Bahamas — While The Bahamas has been criticized by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for not having enough prosecutions for money laundering activities, deputy prime minister and minister of finance, Peter Turnquest, said this country has had a significant number of prosecutions, but has simply not recorded and reported them […]

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says the Saint Lucia media did their job. He spoke Tuesday against the backdrop of the resignation of Doctor Ubaldus Raymond as a Senator and Public Service Minister, following the airing of at times salacious telephone conversations with a women who has a Trinidadian accent. Asked by reporters whether the media […]

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Deputy political leader of the opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) Marcella Liburd has called for the resignation of supervisor of elections, Elvin Bailey after he was caught “red-handed” presiding over an objection hearing in the absence of the persons objecting to names on the voters’ list. Liburd, the parliamentary representative […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor KINGSTON, Jamaica –A sharp increase in tourism in Jamaica is facilitating a boost in affordable homes. Workers in the tourism industry will be the primary beneficiaries of the Rhyne Park Housing Development through which 754 affordable units will be provided. The housing project will alleviate the challenges of informal settlement […]

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by Caribbean News Now contributor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Puerto Rico has a plan in motion to shut down its coal-burning power plants by next year. After going through an energy and current pollution crisis, governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló signed the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, which claims the island will be […]

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By Gerard Best BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Digital entrepreneurs and innovators working on internet development projects could win a total of US$25,000 through the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, called Programa FRIDA. This year, priority is being given to projects that promote gender equity in technology and community network development […]

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By Rachel Knowles NASSAU, Bahamas – Carnival Corporation’s dumping of sewage in Bahamian waters is “environmental savagery,” minister of the environment and housing Romauld Ferreira said. “It was very disturbing to hear that those allegations were raised. If they are proven to be true, then I would deem that as environmental savagery of the highest […]

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