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St Vincent and the Grenadines has first female Governor General

The first female Governor General of St Vincent and the Grenadines was sworn in on Thursday – Emancipation Day – promising to execute her duties with professionalism and integrity. “I am grateful for the opportunity granted me, through this elevation, to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the development of our nation, using the […]

Justin Ram

Caribbean economist urges governments to reduce air fares

(Source: Demerara Waves Online) – Director of Economics at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Justin Ram has slammed regional governments for the high cost of air travel and he has called on them to slash the taxes and rake in more value-added and income taxes. “What I’m saying to governments—and I go all over the […]

Investigators search for clues in Bahamas chopper crash

(Source – AP): Accident investigators in the Bahamas are conducting underwater surveying and mapping of the site of a helicopter crash that killed West Virginia coal magnate Chris Cline and six other people. The Air Accident Investigation Department of the Bahamas said via Twitter late Friday that salvage teams were “in place at the crash […]

President David Granger (Guyana Chronicle)

GUYANA – Demands dismissed

GEORGETOWN – Dismissing the demands of the opposition that General and Regional Elections must be held within three months, President David Granger, on Wednesday, said only he, as President of Guyana, can set a date for elections. “It is my duty; it is not the duty of the Leader of the Opposition to decide when […]

CCJ president Justice Adrian Saunders

GUYANA – CCJ rules

GEORGETOWN – The Caribbean Court of Justice today ruled that the no confidence motion against the government was validly passed and the appointment of the chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission(GECOM) was flawed. The two landmark rulings have consequence for the governance going forward and the parties are to meet shortly to hammer out a […]

Marvin Dames (The Tribune)

Murders down 21 per cent in Bahamas

NASSAU – Murders in The Bahamas have declined by 21 percent as of June 11, representing 37 murders, in comparison to the same period last year when 47 murders occurred, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday. Dames presented statistics on major crimes during his contribution to the budget debate, insisting that the decreasing numbers […]

Venezuela – Protesters gather after Guaidó call

BBC – Venezuelans have gathered for mass protests after opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for fresh demonstrations. It comes the day after President Nicolás Maduro said he had stopped an “attempted coup” by the opposition. “Today we continue,” Mr Guaidó tweeted. “We will keep going with more strength than ever, Venezuela”. Pro-government protests will also […]

Barbados, Trinidad, shaken by tremor

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 1, CMC – An earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.2, rattled Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies has reported. It said that there were no immediate reports of injuries or destruction and that the quake occurred at around […]

GUYANA-Campus evacuated following bomb hoax

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The University of Guyana (UG) Wednesday confirmed that classes were cancelled and staff sent home on Tuesday after someone had called a police station indicating that a bomb had been planted on the campus. “The action was deemed necessary as a precaution, and out of safety concerns for the students and […]

HAITI-Three killed, several wounded during pre-Carnival celebration

At least three people including a police officer were killed and several others injured during separate incidents during pre-Carnival activities, the National Police of Haiti (PNH) reported on Tuesday. PNH deputy spokesman, Inspector Gary Desrosiers, said that during the pre-Carnival activities in Port-au-Prince, on Sunday: two people were killed shot and killed including the policeman. […]

REGION-WEATHER-Caribbean much more drier-CariCOF

Many parts of the Caribbean have become drier since December last year, the Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) has said. “Major concerns exist in the southern Caribbean, including from northern Guyana to Barbados and west to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) for short term drought that can impact small rivers, streams and […]

CRICKET-Cameron wants ICC overrate rule ‘modified’

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Cricket West Indies president, Dave Cameron, believes the time has come to “modify” the ICC’s controversial overrate rule, in the wake of the suspension of West Indies captain, Jason Holder, for next weekend’s third Test against England. Weighing in on the debate after the ICC attracted a firestorm of criticism […]

GUYANA-Court rules on former government backbencher

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George- Wiltshire Thursday rule that anyone who holds dual citizenship as envisaged by Article 155 of the Guyana Constitution “should not and could not be” a member of the Guyana Parliament. Justice George-Wiltshire is delivering her ruling in the three matters regarding the validity of the December […]

CARICOM optimistic of peaceful solution to Venezuelan crisis

NEW YORK, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have ended a meeting here with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, expressing optimism that the UN will assist in establishing the roadmap towards peace and security for Venezuela. CARICOM Chairman and St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris led a delegation that included his Trinidad and […]

JAMAICA – Govt to employ more workers to deal with dengue outbreak

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Government says additional temporary workers are being sent to Westmoreland, the westernmost parish on the island, as authorities seek to eliminate mosquito breeding sites as they deal with an outbreak of dengue fever in Jamaica. Health authorities have confirmed two dengue-related deaths for the period January to December last year and […]

St Lucia and other countries jolted by earthquake

St Lucia was jolted by an earthquake on Friday amidst heavy rains and strong winds from Tropical Storm Kirk but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages. The Seismic Research Unit of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 […]

CARIBBEAN-CIMH issues warning as region enters wet season

The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says while much of the region observed the usual rainfall or less, leading to short term drought in several islands, the transition between the wet and dry seasons is usually still characterised by frequent wet days and wet spells, leading to concerns of flood and flash […]

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