Fri | Feb 12, 2016

Caribbean

The body of a Japanese woman who had gone to Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the carnival celebrations there has been found in the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain. Police late last night said she had been identified as Asami...

Haiti's President Michel Martelly has stepped down at the end of his term amid tension over how he is to be replaced. No successor has yet been chosen as opposition supporters challenge a deal to select an interim leader. The last-minute deal...

 Arcelor Mittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company yesterday announced it was laying off nearly 500 of its employees in Trinidad and Tobago. It says the move is due to the continuing poor international market conditions in the...

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): Thousands of Haitians attended prayer services today to mark the sixth anniversary of the earthquake that killed thousands. However, six years later, the government seismologist who predicted the devastating quake, has...

A 50-year-old businessman is Guyana’s first victim of Swine Flu caused by the H1N1 virus. Vishnunarine Sugrim, also known as ‘Shook’, died on December 31, at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he had been hospitalised...

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Non-nationals wishing to regularise their status in Antigua have been given more time to do so. The government, has given a third extension and as a result the new deadline is February 29. The previous deadlines...

Martinique has become the 11th country in the region to confirm reports of the mosquito borne virus Zika, and the 12th country to confirm local transmission of the disease. Last month , the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirmed five...

The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore regular commercial flights, in a move that could pave the way for thousands of visitors to the Spanish speaking Caribbean nation on a daily basis. The deal was announced yesterday, exactly one year...

The Barbados government has introduced legislation amending the Value Added Tax (VAT) to allow for a 22 per cent tax on voice and other transmissions from cell phones. Finance Minister Chris Sinckler says the tax will take effect on January 1, next...

The Bahamian government says it does not condone the abuse of any detainees. And the country's Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, Fred Mitchell, says he’s awaiting the findings of an investigation into the arrest of 11 Jamaican...
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