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TRINIDAD – Police capture one of the country’s most wanted men

CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Sunday said they had captured one of the country’s “most wanted men” and that two reputed gang leaders had been slapped with charges and are in custody. In a statement, the TTPS did not identify the person arrested, but said that he is “wanted in connection […]

CRICKET-WI/ENG-West Indies bracing for strong challenge, says Hope

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – With the odds yet again firmly stacked against West Indies in the upcoming One-Day International series, marquee batsman Shai Hope says the Caribbean are bracing for a strong challenge from England but also plan to counter with firepower of their own. West Indies are ranked ninth in the ICC one-day rankings […]

GUYANA – Vice Chancellor denies running University broke as staff calls for audit

GEORGETOWN – University of Guyana (UG) workers on Wednesday intensified their demand for an in-depth examination of how the institution is spending its monies at a time when there is a cutback in certain expenses, but Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith denied responsibility for running the institution broke. “Of course, not! But it’s hazy and wanton […]

REGIONAL – Haiti inmates escape from Aquin prison

PORT-AU-PRINCE – All 78 inmates of a prison in southern Haiti have escaped from captivity, according to the country’s police. The detainees reportedly made their escape from Aquin prison while police were distracted by anti-government protests nearby Haiti’s national police force said it has launched an investigation into the incident. It comes after days of demonstrations […]

GUYANA – ‘Clean up the list’

GEORGETOWN – As the People Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) continues to push for general elections without observing the mandatory registration process, supporters of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) as well as the youth population, on Monday began mobilising, mounting pockets of protest action in various parts of the country to press for the […]

THE BAHAMAS – Haitian sloop survivors will be repatriated

NASSAU – Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said yesterday that the 18 survivors of a Haitian sloop that ran aground in waters off Abaco will be repatriated. During a funeral service for some of the recovered bodies on Sunday, there were claims that the Bahamian government would not repatriate the survivors because they had been […]

GUYANA – Student remanded on UG bomb threat charges

GEORGETOWN – A 25-year-old University of Guyana (UG) student was on Monday, February 11, 2019 arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for allegedly issuing bomb threats towards the university. Sheneza Jafferally, called Diane, of Cummingslodge, East Coast Demerara, who is employed at Yello Guyana Inc. as a sale representative, pleaded not guilty to the […]

THE BAHAMAS – Together in grief

NASSAU – Their coffins draped in the Haitian flag and a bouquet of flowers, 22 Haitian migrants who were killed when their sloop shipwrecked in Abaco more than a week ago were mourned yesterday by hundreds who did not know them but who came to show empathy for the plight that brought them to their demise. […]

VENEZUELA – Guaidó vows to open aid routes with volunteers

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has vowed to open humanitarian aid routes into the country in defiance of the government. Guaidó, who has declared himself interim president, called on volunteers to help with distribution and said his plans would be ready next week. Footage shows soldiers blocking a key bridge at the border with Colombia. […]

VENEZUELA: EU states recognise Guaidó as president

BBC – The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU’s Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Guaidó declared himself interim leader last month and won US backing. Russia – a backer of […]

BAHAMAS: Twenty eight Haitians drown when ship sinks off Bahamas

CMC – The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), says at least 28 Haitians drowned off the coast of the island of Abaco. The tragedy occurred on Saturday when the ship, carrying the Haitians, sunk near Fowl Cay,  off the coast of Marsh Harbour, Abaco.  “Thus far, a total of 17 persons have been rescued alive and […]

Mia Mottley

PM Mottley to participate in international conference on Venezuela

St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris will lead a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegation to Uruguay for an international meeting on February 7 on the ongoing political situation in Venezuela. Harris, who is the CARICOM chairman, will be accompanied by his Barbados counterpart, Mia Mottley and the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley. […]

CRICKET-LUNCH-England (187) vs West Indies 126-1 – 2nd day, 2nd Test

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies, replying to England’s 187, were 126 for one in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the second Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here Friday. Scores: ENGLAND 187 (Moeen Ali 60, Jonny Bairstow 52, Ben Foakes 35; Kemar Roach 4-30, Shannon Gabriel 3-45, […]

CRICKET-WIS/ENG-Roach, Gabriel bundle England out for 187

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Pacers Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel sliced through the England lower order to bowl the tourists out for 187 in their first innings, less than an hour after tea on the opening day of the second Test here Thursday. Resuming from tea on 172 for six, England lost their lost […]

CRICKET-West Indies won toss, bowling vs England – 2nd Test

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl in the second Test against England at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here Thursday. The hosts have retained the same XI from the opening Test in Bridgetown which they won by 381 runs inside four days last weekend, to post a […]

Prime Minister Mia Mottley

PM Mottley to attend CARICOM-UN talks on Venezuela

Prime Minister Mia Mottley will join two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) colleagues in New York on Monday for talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. According to a statement from the CARICOM Secretariat, issued on Sunday evening, the regional delegation will be led by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Timothy […]

Trinidad PM to join CARICOM delegation for talks with UN Secretary General

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan. 27, CMC –Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will join a delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in New York on Sunday ahead of a meeting scheduled for Monday with United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres. This comes on the heels of last week’s emergency meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government during which […]

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