Thu | Mar 30, 2017

Caribbean

The Grenada government has announced that it had reached an agreement with two trade unions that were originally refusing to accept the financial package for the period 2013-16. Labour Minister Oliver Joseph told the House of Representatives that...

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has praised Grenada’s fiscal discipline as it implements a  home-grown structural adjustment programme with the support of the International Monetary Fund (...

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...

(CMC): Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have been fine-tuning their positions ahead of the next Preparatory meeting of the United Nations (UN) meeting to establish an international legally binding agreement on sustainable use of marine...

HAVANA (AP): Cuba's tobacco farmers are celebrating a bumper crop after two bad years that coincided with a boom in demand set off by a surge of tourists and looser US rules on cigar-buying. One night of rain combined with a winter chill can...

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC: René Préval, the former president of Haiti died Friday, the Miami Herald Newspaper has reported. He was 74. It quoted his wife, Elisabeth Delatour Préval as confirming his death. Préval died...

MIAMI (AP): A former Haitian coup leader who was recently elected to that country's Senate is seeking immunity from US prosecution in a drug case. Court documents recently filed by Guy Philippe's attorney contend he cannot be prosecuted...

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC): The Belize government is moving to clamp down on the misuse of the social media and is establishing a taskforce to look at the issue of cyber laws, Solicitor General, Nigel Hawke has said. “We’ve just discussed...

The Trinidad and Tobago Government has requested a report amid concerns that lead contaminated water from a landfill has been entering a water treatment plant owned by the state-run Water and Sewerage Authority WASA since 2014. Minister in the...

Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says he is taking a bill to Cabinet to amend the country's cybercrime laws to deal with reckless users who post obscene images and false news online. The Attorney General says he will...
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