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Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:17 AM

GENEVA, CMC – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for the Bahamas to refrain from deporting Haitians after Nassau earlier this month deported more than 100 Haitians less than two weeks after Prime...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 5:10 PM

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) is urging Haitian authorities to investigate and bring to justice the killers of journalist Néhémie Joseph. Joseph is the second journalist to be murdered in the Caribbean territory since...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 5:05 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti’s unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralysed the...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 3:40 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government has defended its decision to clear shantytowns in Abaco and to compulsorily acquire lands that had been reduced to debris by Hurricane Dorian. Dorian swept through the archipelago on...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 9:16 AM

GEORGEOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Monday said it is “deeply concerned” over the protracted political crisis in Haiti where opposition parties have been staging street demonstrations calling for the...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 10:31 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government says it continues to “enjoy” good relations with both the United States and China as it sought to distance one of its diplomats from a report that quoted him as saying that Beijing...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 3:21 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A policeman who was found guilty of grievous sexual assault, rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault and false imprisonment was on Friday sentenced to 43 years in prison. It’s reported that...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 3:21 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government Friday said it would be guaranteeing loans to micro, small and medium sized (MSME) enterprises affected by Hurricane Dorian that slammed into the country last month, killing at least 60 people and...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 9:46 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Police Commissioner Gary Griffith Wednesday said law enforcement authorities have “cracked what is the biggest situations pertaining to human trafficking in this country” after six people have been...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 1:16 PM

BRADES, Montserrat, CMC – Premier Donaldson Romeo has announced Monday, November 18 as the date for fresh general elections in Montserrat. Speaking on a radio programme Romeo said that he has met with the Acting Governor Mrs Lyndell Simpson...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 11:03 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 rattled three Caribbean islands early Monday, but there have been no reports of injuries or damage. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre at the St Augustine campus...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 11:11 AM

UNITED NATIONS, CMC – The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency project to curb major plant losses threatened by a fungal disease as part of a renewed effort to help protect banana in Latin...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 3:27 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology said today that while there is less concern over short term drought, there remains much concern over long term dry conditions as the end of the...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 4:06 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators set fires Monday and chanted calls for Haiti’s president to resign as the opposition to Jovenel Moïse tried to increase pressure for him to leave office. Protesters said...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:12 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government says it will deport undocumented migrants who survived the passage of Hurricane Dorian on September one and are now living in shelters. Immigration Minister Elsworth Johnson says the shelters will...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 9:50 AM

BEIJING, China, CMC – China has no interest in imposing its development model on other nations, like those in the Caribbean, for which it provides aid but it does believe it can offer lessons for those countries, according to a Ministry of...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 11:02 AM

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – The Belize Tax Service Department (BTSD) is recommending that its deputy director, Reynaldo Verde, be placed on “immediate interdiction” pending the outcome of his legal battles in the United States...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 5:33 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters seeking to oust President Jovenel Moise attacked businesses and government buildings across Haiti Friday, creating chaos on the streets after a weeks-long shutdown of vital services that...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 4:07 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As the Bahamas strives to recover from Hurricane Dorian, the prime minister is pleading with the international community to tackle climate change — and encouraging travellers to visit to help the island nation...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 10:11 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyanese go to the polls on March 2 next year to elect a new government, more than a year after the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic had successfully tabled a motion of no confidence in the...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 9:19 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Tropical Storm Karen was moving across the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday after drenching several Caribbean islands with heavy rainfall, strong winds and forcing the closure of schools in Trinidad and Tobago....

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 11:08 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Firefighters recovered the bodies of two persons following a fire early today, that destroyed a Chinese supermarket and several other businesses here. The police report that the identities of the two persons are...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 11:02 AM

MIAMI (AP) — The 11th named storm of the hurricane season has developed in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Karen formed early today near the Windward Islands. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 kph)....

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 3:49 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Bar Association of Guyana has condemned what it called the failure by the government to hold General and Regional Elections within the period mandated by the Constitution following the passage of a no-confidence...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 3:19 PM

RIVIERA BEACH, Florida (AP) — More than 200 Bahamians whose houses were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian arrived Wednesday in Florida on a cruise ship. It was the second mass arrival for the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. More than 850...

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