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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): Haiti’s Interim President Jocelerme Privert has issued a decree ordering voters to elect a new head of state on October 9, according to a statement issued by the National Palace. It said that Privert, who came to...

BELMOPAN, Belize, Jul 20 (CMC): Five men, including a Guyanese-Canadian national, will re-appear in court on September 14 in connection with the murder of 47-year-old pastor, Llewellyn Lucas, whose head was discovered in a vehicle driven by the...

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC): Haitians living in the Dominican Republic whose temporary visa permits will start to expire from July 17 to December, have been given another year to complete documents   to obtain residency cards...

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): A two-day Caribbean Regional Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) began in Dominica today with the region being told to brace itself for wetter than usual season and chances of more hurricane activity this year than in past five...

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC): St Vincent Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace is threatening legal action against a radio announcer who made remarks regarding the 2012 appointment of the chairman of the New Democratic Party (NDP) Linton Lewis to the Senate.

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$3.5 million to pay Haiti’s catastrophe risk insurance premium for the coming year. This marks the fourth year that CDB has provided a grant for the full payment of Haiti’s...

The ruling St Lucia Labour Party has warned voters against accepting the promise of the opposition United Workers Party to remove the value added tax (VAT) on goods and services. SLP deputy leader Phillip Pierre told a public meeting last night...

A series of car and suicide bombings has hit two government strongholds on Syria's Mediterranean coast. State media said at least 78 people were killed, while a monitoring group put the death toll at more than 145. Four bombings targeted bus...

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC): The Suriname government says it will continue with the policies outlined by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after thousands of people took to the streets last weekend protesting the government’s economic...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Nicolas Maduro threatened Saturday to take over idle factories and jail their owners following a decree granting him expanded powers to act in the face of a deep economic crisis. Maduro's remarks came as...
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