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‘Unscheduled maintenance’ on two aircraft forces cancellation of LIAT flights

LIAT is currently running a reduced schedule due to “unscheduled maintenance” on two aircraft, the company said Friday. Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said the unscheduled maintenance would see the aircraft out of service for “several days.” “Therefore, several adjustments had to be made to the flight schedule,” Reifer-Jones said. The CEO said the company […]

HAITI – Protests choke communities in Haiti as aid, supplies dwindle

(Source: The Associated Press) – Gabriel Duvalesse squatted slightly as he prepared to push 50 gallons (190 litres) of cooking oil in an old wheelbarrow to an outdoors market an hour away so he could earn $1. It was his first job in seven days as deadly protests paralyze Haiti’s economy and shutter businesses and […]

Antigua and Barbados to continue talks over sale of LIAT’s shares

(Source – Antigua Observer) – The Government of Antigua and Barbuda said that it intends to keep discussions going with Barbados with a view over the sale of the latter’s shares in the regional airline, LIAT, despite reports from other regional media houses that negotiations between both countries has fallen through. According to Antigua and […]

Mottley to UN: Support Venezuelan dialogue

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has made an emphatic call at the United Nations to support dialogue on Venezuela’s political troubles and oppose war threats. Said the premier: “The Venezuelan people must be allowed to decide on their future according to the principles of the United Nations Charter, principles of non intervention and non-interference, prohibition of […]

HAITI – Injuries as senator fires gun during protest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — An Associated Press photographer was wounded Monday in a shooting that erupted outside Haiti’s Senate when a senator from the governing party fired a pistol during a confrontation with opposition protesters. Dieu-Nalio Chery was hit in the jaw by what appeared to be a fragment of one of the bullets fired by […]

Lady Lois Ramphal, wife of Sir Shridath passes away

Lady Lois Ramphal, wife of Sir Shridath, has died. The Government and people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana extend deepest condolences to Sir Shridath Ramphal on the passing of his beloved wife. Lady Ramphal was a pillar of strength throughout their 70 years of marriage. Her constant companionship, unfailing support and keen interest undoubtedly […]

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The UWI Vice-Chancellor leads mission to The Bahamas

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, was visibly moved as he opened his Forum on the Hurricane Response in The Bahamas on Friday, September 13, 2019. Calling it a ‘zone of vulnerability and devastation’, he addressed the enormity of devastation, the magnitude of effort required to rebuild, […]

BAHAMAS – UN chief calls for greater action to address climate change

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has charged world leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit to show up armed – not with speeches –  but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation.  Speaking to journalists on Friday, the UN chief expressed international solidarity with the Government and people of the hurricane-ravaged country.  […]

Climate Risk Management Framework Project for CARIFORUM Countries launched

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in collaboration with the Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme in the Caribbean will on Monday, September 16, launch the project Enhancing Climate Resilience in CARIFORUM Countries, at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados. The four-year 12-million Euro project is being funded by the European Union (EU) Commission and aims […]

Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas faces tropical storm

(Source: The Associated Press) – Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed a couple of small airports in the Bahamas on Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto threatened to lash the archipelago’s northwest region that was already hit by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto’s arrival coincides with a weekend visit to the Bahamas by U.N. […]

JAMAICA – Baby murdered

KINGSTON – A six-month-old baby has become the 96th murder victim in St James this year, following a shooting rampage that also left three other persons injured after gunmen struck in Norwood, St James, on Saturday night. The dead child has been identified as Tira Thompson of a Hollywood address in Norwood. The injured persons […]

More than 23 of Sidney Poitier’s family are missing in the Bahamas

(Source: Daily Mail) – The nephew of actor Sidney Poitier has said that more than 23 members of his family are feared missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Jeffrey Poitier, 66, said that as of Thursday there was still no news from the relatives, including his sister Barbara and his adult […]

JAMAICA – Dr Peter Phillips returned as leader of opposition party

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Dr Peter Phillips, on Saturday held onto the reins of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), when he defeated Peter Bunting in a challenge for the leadership of the party. Phillips, 69, retained the leadership of the PNP by securing 1,427  votes to Bunting’s 1,351.  The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) […]

The Bahamas: Death toll from Hurricane Dorian to rise

SOURCE: NASSAU GUARDIAN: The death toll from Hurricane Dorian will increase, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said today after he revealed that a few children are among the dead. “I caution Bahamians everywhere that chances that we find more persons dead, those chances are real,” Dames told reporters outside Cabinet. “It’s certainly a concern […]

Monster hurricane wreaks havoc in northern Bahamas

SOURCE: NASSAU GUARDIAN: Hurricane Dorian made a dramatic and terrifying landfall in the Abacos early yesterday with devastating impacts, before taking aim at nearby Grand Bahama. As the Category 5 storm — the strongest on record to hit the northern Bahamas — pummeled the mainland and surrounding cays, videos of the destruction quickly circulated, showing […]

Former Jamaica deputy prime minister dies

Former Jamaica deputy prime minister, ex-foreign affairs minister and former Jamaica Labour Party chairman, Dr Kenneth Baugh is dead. Baugh died Sunday at 10:05 a.m. (local time). He was 78.

Hurricane Dorian now a ‘Catastrophic Category 5’ Storm

Hurricane Dorian is now a “catastrophic Category 5” storm as it approaches The Bahamas, according to a National Hurricane Center update today. As of 8 a.m., Dorian has maximum wind speeds of 160 mph (260 km/h) as the storm churns about 35 miles (55 km) east of Great Abaco Island. The storm is about 225 […]

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