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Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 2:54 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Minister of State Joseph Harmon reported that 1,608 persons have been recruited to the resuscitated Guyana People’s Militia. Harmon made the disclosure in the National Assembly, in response to a question...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 4:56 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson has urged the Barbados government to reinstate the National Catastrophe Fund, once mechanisms for its use...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 2:06 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC -The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) is optimistic about the sugar crop across the region despite current drought conditions. In a statement Tuesday, the SAC said the drought has been having an adverse impact on the...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 1:54 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – A judge in The Bahamas imposed various immigration charges on four Jamaican women when they appeared in court on Tuesday. The women -26-year-old Shamara Shantell Francis, Affrikkca Ezinma Walters, 22, Stepheny Alkila...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 2:55 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana,  CMC – The Guyana Rice Development Board says there is no need for the country to import rice as local production is adequate to meet local demand. According to the board's General Manager, Nizam Hassan, there is...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 2:35 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Motorists in Barbados who paid their road tax between June 12 and 30, 2018, can now request a refund from Government. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Mia Mottley who said that during a meeting last week,...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 2:27 PM

HAVANA, Cuba, CMC – Damojh Airlines, the Mexican charter company which owns the plane that crashed in Cuba earlier this year, has attributed the tragedy to “human error”. According to the company, data recorders showed the...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:24 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Barbadians have been warned to brace for more austerity. This warning from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) follows a ten-day visit to the island during which officials met with various stakeholders...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 11:08 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Newly appointed president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Adrian Saunders has expressed disappointment with the reluctance of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to have the institution as its...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 4:02 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Decriminalising marijuana is not on Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s list of priorities. This despite a recommendation by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Marijuana Commission that...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:02 PM

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC  – The government has urged the public to reduce their use of plastics in their everyday lives as plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges which as negative effects on human,...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 11:54 AM

WASHINGTON, CMC – The US Department of State says there was a significant reduction in irregular migration from Cuba since January 2017. This was disclosed during Wednesday’s annual migration talks held in the US.  The State...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 11:16 AM

NEW YORK, CMC – A Caribbean-American legislator has been arrested for protesting United States President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. New York State Lieutenant Governor candidate Jumaane Williams,...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 10:58 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Guy Delva will stay on as Minister of Communication and Culture in Haiti, despite earlier on Tuesday announcing that he would be stepping down. Delva, a former journalist who was named in Prime Minister Jack...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 3:33 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens of immigrant children under the age of 5 will be released from government custody and reunited with their parents Tuesday after being separated at the border under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 3:09 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – United States oil and gas giant ExxonMobil has assured that all systems are in place to prevent any occurrence of an oil spill off Guyana’s shores. It also said that if such a spill did occur, it had the...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 3:08 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A proposal for Barbados to establish its own law school has been put forward by Principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau. She tabled the proposal during a...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 2:07 PM

OTTAWA, Canada, CMC – Amid protests over plans to hike the price of fuel in Haiti, the Canadian Government is warning citizens to “avoid non-essential travel” to the French-speaking Caribbean country. “Avoid non-essential...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 10:11 AM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, – The controversial fuel price hike that triggered protests in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state has been suspended. The decision to suspend the increase in the price of gasoline was...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 10:03 AM

ROSEAU, Dominica, July 9, – The Dominica government discontinued the state of emergency it had imposed in anticipation of Tropical Storm Beryl after the system degenerated on Sunday. A statement from the Cabinet indicated that based on...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 9:36 AM

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is bracing for heavy rains and strong winds as remnants of the new hurricane season’s first Tropical Storm, Beryl, could create further danger to the island. The U.S. Virgin Islands is also...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 11:05 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gusty winds began to hit the eastern Caribbean today as Tropical Storm Beryl advanced rapidly toward a region struggling to recover from last year’s deadly hurricanes.The government of Dominica said it would shut down...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 3:17 PM

  SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration asked a judge Friday for more time to reunite families who were separated at the border under its “zero-tolerance” policy to prosecute every person who enters the country illegally...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 3:06 PM

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Residents of Dominica have been advised to monitor Hurricane Beryl as the system has gained some strength. Based on its current path, the government of Dominica says the island will be placed under a hurricane...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 3:56 PM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Fishers registered with Grenada's Ministry of Fisheries are now able to receive compensation for assets damaged during extreme weather conditions. That has been made possible through the Government...

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