Fri | May 26, 2017

Caribbean

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC): Over 21,000 Caymanians are eligible to participate in Wednesday’s general election to determine the next Legislative Assembly for this British Overseas Territory. This general election is a historic one as...

Haitian American legislator Dr Mathieu Eugene is rallying support for undocumented Haitians who are under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programme. Dr Eugene, who is also a member of the Brooklyn Council, says he scrapped plans to celebrate...

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC  – A mother of three, originally jailed for life for murdering a teenager, has been sent to prison for five and a half years, following a retrial. Kiahna Trott-Edwards received the jail term during sentencing in...

HAVANA (AP): One of the highest-profile members of Cuba's ruling family said Wednesday that the country could be surprised by the person who succeeds her father as president. Mariela Castro's uncle Fidel led Cuba for a half century before...

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has ordered a 60 per cent increase in the country's minimum wage, effective today. This means the worst-paid workers will now take home about 200,000 bolivars a month, which is still less than US$50 at...

MEXICO CITY, CMC – Head of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, says the most important challenges to health and well-being in the Americas, including the Caribbean, are rooted in inequity and social exclusion...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC. – Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says the Trinidadians who were deported from Turkey on Friday will be closely monitored by security officials here. Twelve Trinidadians who were detained in Turkey last year were...

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC): The government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has announced plans to introduce electronic visas (e-Visas), in an effort to make the BVI more accessible to persons who currently require...

MIAMI (AP): A former Haitian coup leader and recently elected senator in that country pleaded guilty Monday to a US drug money-laundering charge under a deal that should allow him to avoid a potential sentence of life in prison for cocaine...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Ministry of Education has sought to defend its decision to announce that local businessman Robert Bermudez has been selected as the next Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), although final...
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