Mon | Oct 15, 2018

Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados government says at least 1, 500 public workers will be laid off over the next few weeks as it seeks to turn around an ailing economy while acknowledging that sending home one worker “is...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) has called on the government to stop importing chicken wings. Chief Executive Officer James Paul, a former legislator, made the call claiming that a glut is in the offing....

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris says the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) has been invited to deploy forces across the federation. In an address to the nation late yesterday, Harris said this is yet...

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC  –  Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown has confirmed that the Progressive Labour Party government is considering the introduction of an English test for work permits. Brown said consultation on the English...

NEW YORK, CMC –  The United States Customs and Border Patrol Agency says officers arrested an arriving passenger from Jamaica at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport when they found cocaine hidden in bottles of liquor. On...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government Wednesday said it intends bringing legislation to Parliament that would increase the severity of the punishment for persons found guilty of murdering or injuring law...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A 34-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping an eight-year-old child three years ago. The court heard that David Alexander, who opted not to endure a trial and entered the...

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC –  A 37-year-old Jamaican man has denied smuggling US$647,000 worth of heroin into Bermuda earlier this year. Omar Davy yesterday pleaded not guilty in Supreme Court to the importation of the drug on July 28 and...

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Tuesday said that the United States sanctions on Venezuela is affecting St Vincent and the Grenadines as the island is unable to benefit under the Caracas-led...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Several Caribbean countries were rattled as two earthquakes hit the region within a six-hour period, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West...
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