Sun | Apr 23, 2017

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Doctors from across all regions in Guyana are being trained to detect microcephaly in expectant mothers. The training – conducted by the Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with the Georgetown Public Hospital...

The US-based low cost carrier Spirit Airlines says it plans to stop flying to Cuba. This is because the loads are insufficient to continue flying to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island. Spirit Airlines is the third airline to announce plans to...

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked St Kitts and Nevis early Monday, but there are no reports of injuries or damage. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit says the tremor was recorded at 1:23 am (local time)...

The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro has sought the assistance of the United Nations (UN) to boost supplies of medicine to his country. In a speech televised in Venezuela yesterday, Maduro said the UN had the expertise to normalise the supply...

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be the featured speaker at the annual convention of the ruling New National Party (NNP) on Sunday. NNP public relations officer, Simon Stielle, said that the...

BRADES, Montserrat (CMC): The Montserrat government Monday said it has been forced to postpone the presentation of the annual budget due to a delay by the United Kingdom in approving the island’s “Financial Aid Business Case”. The...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana CMC): Finland has expressed an interest in exploring the bioenergy potential in mainland territories of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. Newly accredited Finland envoy to CARICOM Kukka Pietikaine said his...

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent CMC): The Bank of St Vincent & the Grenadines Ltd (BOSVG) says it is aware of recent reports regarding fraudulent activities at automated teller machines (ATMs) and that they may have affected some of its customers. The...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The Guyana government Wednesday announced plans to implement programmes aimed at reintegrating deportees into the society. Citizenship Minister, Winston Felix, told reporters that while the government has no control over...

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC): At least 13 schoolchildren were pulled to safety after their school caught fire following an explosion on Wednesday. “Everybody is calling me a hero, but I just did my job,” said Stacey Simmons who was driving...
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