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Caribbean

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP): Sleepy Guyana has long been one of the hemisphere's poorest places, a sparsely populated nation on South America's northern shoulder that relies heavily on exports of sugar, rice and gold. But these days, there'...

The Supreme Court in Belize has ruled in a landmark case for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that the country's law punishing homosexuality is unconstitutional. The decision was handed down today, six years after a gay citizen and advocate,...

The Guyana Revenue Authority has warned that it will be going after businesses cheating the Government of the 16 per cent value added tax (VAT) amounting to billions of dollars in revenue. The authority’s Commissioner General Godfrey Statia...

NA leaders confront rising tide of protectionismOTTAWA, Ontario (AP):The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico convened a summit yesterday intended to reaffirm their close cooperation on security, the environment and trade at a time of...

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): The Grenada Parliament today approved legislation for the island to replace the London-based privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court. However, before Grenada could...

WASHINGTON (CMC): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Trinidad and Tobago’s output has continued to shrink while declines in global energy prices are leading to surging fiscal deficits and are pushing the external current account of...

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): A two-day Caribbean Regional Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) began in Dominica today with the region being told to brace itself for wetter than usual season and chances of more hurricane activity this year than in past five...

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC): St Vincent Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace is threatening legal action against a radio announcer who made remarks regarding the 2012 appointment of the chairman of the New Democratic Party (NDP) Linton Lewis to the Senate.

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$3.5 million to pay Haiti’s catastrophe risk insurance premium for the coming year. This marks the fourth year that CDB has provided a grant for the full payment of Haiti’s...

The ruling St Lucia Labour Party has warned voters against accepting the promise of the opposition United Workers Party to remove the value added tax (VAT) on goods and services. SLP deputy leader Phillip Pierre told a public meeting last night...
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