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Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:33 PM

Prime Minister Skerrit said he held discussions with the insurance companies and urged that payment be made as quickly as possible to property...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 2:51 PMRomario Scott

Environmental advocacy groups in Trinidad and Tobago are raising alarm over what they say is a massive oil spill in Chaguaramas.

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 11:09 AM

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 3:42 PM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): The Antigua and Barbuda government says a Chinese firm has shown interest in establishing a new town on Barbuda, which was severely damaged when Hurricane...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will adopt a zero tolerance approach to foreign nationals engaged in criminal activities here and will deport them if they are convicted...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 11:07 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Members of the small opposition party, the Congress of the People (COP), will elect a new political leader next month. The election originally scheduled to be held earlier this year, was postponed on two...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 6:07 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP): Hurricane Nate pelted the central Gulf Coast with wind and rain Saturday as the fast-moving storm headed for an evening landfall somewhere along the coasts of southeastern Louisiana or Mississippi, threatening to inundate homes...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:35 PM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Police used teargas to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating against the measures contained in the 2018 budget presented to Parliament by President Jovenel Moise last month. The Parliament has approved the...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 10:30 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) says the local economy remains growth-challenged at present. The CBTT's forecast comes even as it acknowledged that early signs of improvement have appeared in...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 10:19 AM

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, today announced limited operations to several hurricane-battered regional countries, including Dominica and the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The airline said it would...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 10:12 AM

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Police were searching for a man who allegedly raped a six-year-old girl resulting in her undergoing emergency surgery yesterday. Media reports state that the child had been found by relatives yesterday morning...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 11:50 AM

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): Prime Minister Roosvelt Skerrit Friday dismissed as “nonsense” suggestions that food supplies were being used for partisan politics and urged those behind these allegations to cease saying it, as it was hurting...

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 11:21 AM

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): President Charles Savarin has called on all groups in the country to condemn the looting of several businesses, including the water and sewerage company as Dominica recovers from the ravages of Hurricane Maria blamed for the...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 11:16 AM

UNITED NATIONS, CMC – Declaring that he has come “straight from the front line of the war on climate change,” Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit yesterday called for urgent action in addressing the issue, as his country...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 11:01 AM

GEORETOWN, Guyana, CMC  – Two men have been held by the police as investigations continue into the rape and murder of a teenager. This was confirmed by the Guyana Police Force yesterday. The police report that the body of 31-year-old...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 1:15 PM

Three people were killed yesterday in Haiti as heavy rains associated with the powerful Hurricane Maria lashed sections of the country. The police report that a 45-year-old man drowned as he attempted to cross the Grand Ravine river. They say...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 3:22 PM

GEOGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The British Government is working with Guyana in an effort to get supplies to countries in the region that have been devastated by hurricanes. On Thursday, Minister of State Joe Harmon said the British Government through...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 11:10 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC): The Bahamas government Monday distanced itself from a so-called “Cash Grant Programme” that is aimed at helping people improve their standard of living. In a brief statement, the government said it is “aware...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 10:38 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A Hurricane Watch is now in effect for several islands in the Eastern Caribbean as Tropical Storm Maria formed in the western Atlantic Ocean yesterday. The Miami based National Hurricane Centre says Maria is...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 4:28 PM

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC): The Alba PetroCaribe Belize Energy Limited (APBEL) says it has suspended the long standing agreement with the Venezuelan state oiled company Trafigura/Puma and Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) under the PetroCaribe...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 10:37 AM

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Island (CMC): Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments have begun to repatriate their nationals who have chosen to leave the hurricane battered British Virgin Islands (BVI). Lieutenant Colonel Kester D. Weekes of the...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 3:32 PM

More than 100 high-risk prisoners escaped in the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma, a British junior minister said on Tuesday, as he raised the death toll in British territories to nine. Junior foreign minister Alan Duncan told...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 4:26 PM

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands (CMC): Governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), August 'Gus' Jaspert, has extended the curfew imposed on the territory since last Tuesday’s passage of Hurricane Irma, which devastated the British...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 10:46 AM

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it has taken no decision “at this time’ regarding the opening of schools on Barbuda that took the full brunt of a dangerous Category 5 Hurricane Irma last...

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