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No need to fear Brexit – UK diplomat assures

The United Kingdom’s (UK) top envoy in the Eastern Caribbean is assuring that the UK’s relationship with the region will not be adversely affected by its pending exit from the European Union (EU). In fact, British High Commissioner Janet Douglas said a trade deal was currently being worked on which is similar to that which […]

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‘CARICOM should fight for Windrush generation’

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is being asked to take the fight to the British government on behalf of thousands of Caribbean-born Britons who have become victims of Britain’s “hostile environment” policy. Three civic groups have written a joint letter to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque stating that regional governments had a duty to seek justice […]

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‘Shocked and embarrassed’

A “shocked and embarrassed” prime minister Dr Keith Rowley Thursday sought to reaffirm Trinidad and Tobago’s commitment to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and more specifically, Dominica, following the “mishap” that occurred when Port of Spain voted against a waiver for Roseau on its assessed quota contribution to the Organisation of American States (OAS) for the […]

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Pay your dues, Inniss tells CARICOM governments

Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss has delivered a stern rebuke to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders who have not been paying dues to regional organizations, arguing that they were playing fast and loose with the sustainability these vital entities. Delivering the feature address at the 32nd meeting of the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality […]

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Major bush fire in Dominica

Villagers were late Friday said to be closely watching a massive bush fire in Tarreau, Dominica. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time, but according to the reports, it was burning all evening long. This comes amid ongoing recovery efforts on the island, which was devastated last September by Hurricane Maria. (Dominica News […]

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