Mon | Jan 16, 2017

Caribbean

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Guyana is to spend an estimated GUY$114 million (One Guyana dollar =US$0.004 cents) on installing Public Internet Access Points (PIAPs) at public buildings including government ministries in the first quarter of this year...

Workers in Trinidad's oil industry yesterday agreed to a five per cent wage increase at the state-owned oil company, PETROTRIN, averting a 90 day strike in the energy sector. Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste Primus said she was happy that the...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): An electoral tribunal in Haiti has rejected claims that massive voter fraud marred the November presidential election victory of first-time candidate Jovenel Moise, officials said Tuesday. The judges found some...

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...

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC): Police have begun an investigation after a graphic threat against the life of Premier Michael Dunkley was being circulated on a social networking service, with the poster requesting that he be contacted if willing...

UNITED NATIONS (AP): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologised Thursday for the UN not doing enough to contain the spread of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, but he stopped short of apologising for bringing the disease to the Caribbean nation. Ban made...

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Britain’s Prince Harry has started a 15-day visit to the Caribbean that will include stops in Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, and Guyana. The...

The Antiguan government is reporting a decrease in applications for the Citizenship by Investment Programme. The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Lennox Weston, says it can be attributed to a decrease in demand for the programme, but...

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): Haiti Wednesday launched a vaccination campaign against cholera in the areas of  the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country hard hit by Hurricane Matthew last month resulting in the loss of lives of...
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