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By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — There appears to be a split developing between Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne and some of his Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) colleagues. Browne disagrees with Vincentian prime minister Ralph Gonsalves’ assessment that LIAT’s closure is imminent because the destinations the airline serves have […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor GRAND TURK, TCI – The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) published its draft budget 2019/2020, which contained an expected new tax policy introducing General Sales Tax (GST), in March of 2020. This new entry in the budget is causing much debate in TCI. If implemented it would […]

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Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has cited crime and poverty as being among the real enemies of this country. “ We must not allow ourselves to get distracted and remember always that poverty, deprivation, crime, under-development and critically lost opportunities are the real enemies,” Chastanet wrote on his official Facebook page Tuesday. He observed that he […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan opposition leaders Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo Lopez called for a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, which quickly gained unwavering support from the US on Tuesday. In a three-minute video by Guaidó published in the early hours of Tuesday, he […]

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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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