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The Trinidad and Tobago Government has requested a report amid concerns that lead contaminated water from a landfill has been entering a water treatment plant owned by the state-run Water and Sewerage Authority WASA since 2014. Minister in the...

Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says he is taking a bill to Cabinet to amend the country's cybercrime laws to deal with reckless users who post obscene images and false news online. The Attorney General says he will...

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), President David Granger says the regional integration grouping welcomes the transfer of power in Haiti after the French-speaking CARICOM country inaugurated its 58th head...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting officials to order an evacuation of coastal areas to guard against a possible tsunami.. The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.6 and...

WASHINGTON (CMC): From the Zika epidemic and the birth of thousands of babies with congenital malformations, through the declaration of measles as eliminated from the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says 2016 is a year of...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Guyanese authorities have refused to allow 1,700 cases of Dost sardines into the country from China. The Government Analyst – Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) said the decision was taken after it was discovered that...

UNITED NATIONS (CMC): A new United Nations report says a significant number of children in the Caribbean and Central America are victims of human trafficking. The report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released on...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president said Sunday that the sudden decision to scrap the country's most-used currency bill was an economic triumph over the country's enemies even as the government sent troops and police...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar was ejected from the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament on Friday after she failed to heed a ruling by the Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George on a motion of a matter of national...

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) -- Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century. The military caravan bearing his remains in a flag-draped cedar...
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