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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com LONDON, England – The Ecuadorian embassy in London was the home of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for seven years. That accommodation ended abruptly on Thursday when Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of Ecuador’s embassy in London to face a US extradition […]

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By Wellington C Ramos Caribbean News Now contributor BELMOPAN, Belize — The People’s United Party (PUP) challenged the legality of how the International Court of Justice (ICJ) referendum will be processed before the Belize Supreme Court April 3, 2019, with Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin granting an injunction concerning the forthcoming plebiscite. Belize prime minister, Dean […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) – Sir John Goldring said that it was “not without hesitation” that the court of appeal granted the government a stay on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands Wednesday, blocking the impending first gay wedding ever be held in the country. The president of the appeal court […]

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A teenage female died by suspected drowning Sunday near the Vieux Fort seaport, Marine Police officials have confirmed. The deceased has been identified as Augustina Lionel, 18, of Pierrot, Vieux Fort. According to reports, she was in a kayak that capsized. Two other persons were said to have been with her at the time. It […]

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CARACAS, Venezuela – Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the “very real humanitarian problem” facing the country, where close to seven million people are in dire need of aid, and some 5,000 people continue to flee across borders every day. […]

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WASHINGTON, USA – The Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) has announced a US$31.5 million grant as budget support for Colombia’s efforts to facilitate access to jobs and essential social services for Venezuelan migrants and refugees, as well as the communities that are hosting them. “Colombia is grateful to the GCFF members for their valuable assistance,” […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) must not view its ongoing transformation as a finite exercise but must continue to evolve once this phase is completed, so that it can respond effectively to the changing needs of the region. Trinidad and Tobago’s minister of planning and development and current chairman of the CDB’s […]

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Collaboration is essential for Caribbean countries in their efforts to strengthen maritime security to protect citizens and unlock the potential of the blue economy. This advice came from Monica La Bennett, vice president (operations) of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Friday, April 5, 2019, as the bank signed a US$335,000 grant […]

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MIAMI, USA – The US Coast Guard interdicted 33 migrants on Monday approximately 35 miles northeast of Tortuga, Haiti, attempting to enter the United States illegally. At approximately 7:30 am, the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew detected an overloaded 25-foot motor vessel and launched an Over the Horizon small boat crew. While en route, the […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Caribbean animators had the opportunity to showcase their skills to an audience of local, regional and international players in the content and technology industry and access seed funding for their animated concepts thanks to the KingstOOn 3 Animation Festival, which was held in Jamaica April 5 -7, 2019. Caribbean Export Development Agency […]

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