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Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 2:04 PM

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Thursday that the island has lost nearly $5.6 billion in one year as a result of economic sanctions imposed by US President Donald Trump. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez decried what he said was a...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:19 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon is expected to be at or near hurricane strength as it gets closer to Bermuda by Thursday morning. It is still too early to tell what Epsilon’s track and intensity will be once it’s near the...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 9:47 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) education ministers have “unanimously” proposed that the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) commit to a total waiver of fees for reviews of the...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:14 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Five countries in the Eastern Caribbean have been deemed as safe for citizens of the United States to travel. According to the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the countries that have no...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 9:26 AM

NEW YORK, CMC – An immigration advocacy group based in the United States says that the decision by the US Supreme Court on Tuesday permitting the Trump administration to halt the 2020 census count ahead of schedule will significantly hurt...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 4:34 PM

CASTRIES, CMC – St Lucia health authorities Tuesday said they were investigating two suspected dengue-related deaths and appealed to persons to seek immediate medical attention if they show symptoms associated with the mosquito-borne...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 3:07 PM

WASHINGTON, CMC – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is calling for Caribbean countries to impose a moratorium on executions as a step towards their gradual abolition. It is also urging regional countries that are...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 2:56 PM

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The police have launched a manhunt for a 27-year-old Jamaican man who escaped custody early Monday morning. He has been identified as Orville Pernel who the police say escaped from the Babonneau Police Station....

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 9:41 AM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – An investigation has been launched following an incident in which a man, who sneaked onto the compound of a quarantine facility to spend time with his intimate partner, broke his leg when he jumped from the...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 9:35 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 rattled Antigua and Barbuda and two other Caribbean countries during the early hours of Friday, the Trinidad-based Seismic research center (SRC) has confirmed. There were...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 9:28 PM

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC: The people of St Vincent and the Grenadines  will go to the polls in a general election on November 5. Prime Minister Dr Ralph  Gonsalves who is seeking his fifth consecutive term, made the announcement...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:52 PM

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – St Lucia has recorded its first casualty to the mosquito-borne dengue fever, two months after declaring an outbreak of the disease. According to the Ministry of Health, the victim is an adult male who...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 9:32 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake that struck in open water Wednesday was felt in several Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico. The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred 42 miles east-southeast of...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 11:47 AM

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – Belizeans will vote for a new government on November 11 after Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who is bowing out of active politics, announced that he had advised the Governor Genera, Sir Colville Norbert Young, to...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 3:13 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale was felt in sections of the twin-island republic on Sunday afternoon. According to the Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 11:51 AM

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Health officials in St Lucia say they have seen an increase in cases of the mosquito-borne dengue fever since an outbreak was declared in August. To date, St Lucia has recorded a total of 503 confirmed cases of...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 11:23 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A magistrate has sentenced a 50-year-old man to three years imprisonment after he was convicted of the charge of trespassing with the intent to commit a sexual offence on a 56-year-old woman who died from the...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 9:31 AM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government has sought to clarify an official circular from the Department of Public Administration (DPA) which announced that, with immediate effect, the temporary suspension of the payment of...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 9:20 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Health workers continued their protest action Tuesday for improved working conditions even as the management of the Georgetown Hospital warned of “disciplinary action” if they did not return to work. More...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 2:18 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A 50-year-old man is due to appear in court virtually after he was caught having sex with a 56-year-old woman who had died from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The police report that the man from Train Line, Port Kaituma...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 11:36 AM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government has with immediate effect temporarily suspended the payment of responsibility and duty allowances as well as honorarium to public servants as it continues to review the economic impact...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 10:58 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados has placed the United Kingdom in the category of “high risk” countries as Britain deals with a new wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “We have been closely following the developments in...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 2:46 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Monday said that his administration is prepared to cancel carnival celebrations next year as the twin-island republic, like all other Caribbean countries, deals with the impact of...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 10:32 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum says the transition between the wet and dry season is forecast to feature particularly high flooding, flash flood and landslide potential across Belize and other...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 10:31 AM

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – There is mounting tension across Suriname following the devaluation of the Surinamese dollar by nearly 90 percent against the US dollar. Following the announcement on Tuesday, the price of fuel, which was...

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