Mon | May 27, 2019

Caribbean

PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten, CMC –  The dry conditions affecting the Caribbean over the last few months are expected to continue into September for most of the region, forecasters said on Thursday. “For the June to August...

BRUSSELS, CMC – The European Union says a new accord to replace the Cotonou Agreement that currently governs its relationship with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group is “taking shape”. The existing agreement is due to...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The government has granted 93 Venezuelans who were detained by the police on Wednesday permission to stay in the twin-island republic until the end of July. The Venezuelan men, women, and children...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Police Commissioner Gary Griffith Monday brushed aside comments made on social media by two escape prisoners warning those harbouring them that they too face prosecution. Olatungi Denbow and Michael Findley, who...

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains optimistic that an agreement could reached regarding the sale of Scotiabank to a consortium of local stakeholders. Information Minister Melford Nicholas...

NEW YORK, CMC – A judge on Friday sentenced a Brooklyn youth to 17 1/3 years in jail for killing a 22-year-old college student just before the Caribbean J’Ouvert festival in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn began in 2016....

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government is maintaining its position regarding the sale of Scotiabank on the island, even as it acknowledged being “informed’ of the present situation. A...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Law enforcement authorities are searching for eight prisoners, including seven on murder charges, who escaped from the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca on Tuesday night. “They are notorious and they could...

GENEVA, CMC — A senior United Nations official has highlighted the importance of disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean amid the “existential threat” that climate change poses to the region. Head of the UN Office for...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC –The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning the region that as the rainy seasons approaches every effort must be made to intensify efforts to deal with mosquitoes, which it describes as...
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