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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 6, CMC – Guyana Wednesday announced that the US-based oil giant, ExxonMobil, had made two additional discoveries of oil offshore Guyana building on the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than five billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek block. “This continues to be positive news for the people of the Co-operative ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 6, CMC – The University of Guyana (UG) Wednesday confirmed that classes were cancelled and staff sent home on Tuesday after someone had called a police station indicating that a bomb had been planted on the campus. “The action was deemed necessary as a precaution, and out of safety concerns for the ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 6, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it wants to mark the passports of persons convicted of child sexual offences with the words “child sex offender’ as it expressed concern at the alarming rate of sexual offences against children in the country. But Independent legislator, Sohpia Chote, a ...

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NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb 6, CMC – Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield says the Haitian Embassy here has requested the bodies of the nationals from the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country who died after their vessel ran aground off Abaco, over the last weekend. Initial reports had indicated that 28 people had drowned, but the Royal ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 6, CMC – A senior Barbados government minister says entrepreneurship in the region must be bolstered through a renewed willingness to fully explore the potentialities of all available resources, inclusive of labour, technology, capital and intellectual capacity. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, said also that at-risk youth, especially ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 6, CMC – The Jamaica government says while the ban on single use plastics serves to mitigate some of the country’s waste management challenges, it is not a panacea. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, told the Senate that efforts would continue to strengthen ...

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(BBC) — A groom and his best man have been killed in Ethiopia in an apparent accident involving a grenade belonging to the groom, local officials say. The grenade exploded after a traditional 10-day honeymoon celebration, during which the best man is expected to entertain the newlyweds. The bride was not present when the grenade ...

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(SKY NEWS) — At least seven people set to be deported to Jamaica have been granted a last-minute reprieve, with dozens more put on a charter flight for removal, according to activists. Campaigners working with those due to be deported by the Home Office believe up to 40 people were on a flight from Birmingham ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Police say they have cracked a major drug and prostitution ring in several parts of Trinidad following a joint exercise conducted overnight by several arms of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS). Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith coordinated the operation involving officers of the Western Division, Special Operations Response Team (SORT), ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Nineteen Spanish-speaking girls, between the ages 15 and 17, were rescued this morning from a businessplace along the Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook. Six people, of Asian ethnicity, were arrested for harbouring the girls. The teenagers were rescued during a police operation which took place at about 2a.m. today, led by Commissioner of ...

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