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WASHINGTON (CMC): The United States Justice Department Wednesday announced that the two sons of the former vice-president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Austin Jack Warner, had pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy, money laundering...

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says preliminary forecasts indicate that the economies of regional countries will expand by nearly two per cent in 2014, mirroring an anticipated moderate acceleration in the...

The European Union (EU) has allocated US$10 million for risk reduction activities in the Caribbean.  Communities highly exposed to floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes will benefit from disaster preparedness projects funded by the...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The main opposition coalition alliance today claimed victory in the general election even though the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is yet to make an official statement on the results regarding yesterday's poll....

The Government of Antigua & Barbuda has accused one of the country’s largest trade unions of trying to deliberately mislead bank employees into taking industrial action over the recently passed Banking Act. The Antigua &...

HAVANA (AP) — Tourists in shorts and sandals aren't the only foreigners flooding Havana these days.Top diplomats from Japan, the European Union, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia have visited the island in recent months in bids to stake out or...

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call on Pope Francis at the Vatican Sunday to thank him for working for Cuban-US detente and later said he is so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church's...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC): Dust particles from sand storms in the Sahara desert have blanketed sections of the Caribbean, affecting air quality in the region. Each year, Saharan dust storms pass through the region, usually in the spring and...

Guyana's President Donald Ramotar has named Dr Jennifer Westford as the country's new Health Minister after the appointment of Dr Bheri Ramsaran was revoked. A brief statement from the Office of the President, said Ramsaran, who had been...

A High Court judge has warned of a growing epidemic of child abuse in Dominica as he sentenced a 36-year-old man to eight years in prison for having sex with three minors. Justice Errol Thomas said that he was outraged and dismayed at the behaviour...
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