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(PRESS RELEASE) – Cricket West Indies has added experienced former Caribbean and international players to its coaching team as the WINDIES prepares for an upcoming busy cricket season, beginning with a series of engagements with the touring England side this week. Former West Indies allrounder Vasbert Drakes, former Guyana allrounder Esuan Crandon, and former Middlesex ...

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(SNO) — An earthquake on Monday morning shook several Caribbean islands including Dominica, Guadeloupe and Antigua, according to reports. The UWI Seismic Research Centre said the 4.2 magnitude quake took place at 10:42 a.m. The quake took place at a depth of 10 kilometers. It was located 48 km SSW of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 65 km ...

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(SNO) — An organization which advocates on behalf of women and children who are victims of violence is raising concerns that crimes against females are on the rise in Saint Lucia. To further compound the problem, Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia said finding shelter for victim of domestic violence is a huge problem. It is ...

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(CMC) – Barbados health authorities are assuring the public that there have been no cases of the HINI virus despite a neighbouring Caribbean island reporting three deaths from the virus recently. “There has been no increase in cases of respiratory illnesses due to influenza viruses in Barbados above what is normally expected at this time ...

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(CMC) – The main opposition St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) says the decision by the government in refusing to make public the latest report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the economic performance of the twin island Federation “flies in the face of the democratic tenets of transparency, accountability and good governance”. Last week, ...

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(CMC) – The newly elected presidential candidate of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Irfaan Ali, Sunday night outlined some of the main priorities of the party if it is elected to office in regional and general elections later this year. The PPP has been calling for the polls to be held by March ...

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(CMC) – Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P.J. Patterson has suggested that a National Security Commission be established by the current administration in an effort to fight crime and violence. Patterson made the suggestion late Saturday as he addressed members of the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica at a banquet in the business district of ...

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(BBC) — South Africa has said it rejected a request from Zimbabwe for an emergency loan of $1.2bn (£932m) in December. Zimbabwe’s government had hoped the cash would help stabilise the economy and resolve fuel shortages in the country. South Africa did not have “that kind of money”, a Treasury spokesman said. A fuel price ...

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(BBC) — Australian police say they have arrested six members of an “expansive” criminal gang which has been stealing baby formula for illegal sale in China. Stolen formula valued at more than A$1m (£550,000; $720,000) had been sold in the past 12 months alone, police said. But they said the syndicate had been operating for ...

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(BBC) — WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were blamed on ...

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