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Antigua cracking down on illegal sidewalk vending

ST JOHN’S — The Development Control Authority has started to crack the whip on vendors who they say are erecting structures on sidewalks and blocking pedestrian traffic. Chairman of the DCA Board, Leon “Chaku” Symister, confirmed that the authority has already started issuing ‘stop and enforcement’ notices to a number of persons violating the law. […]

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Lady Saw wears dancehall crown

MONTEGO BAY — Female dancehall deejay Marion Lady Saw Hall was crowned Queen of the Dancehall last night at the 20th staging of Reggae Sumfest, held at the Catherine Hall Entertainment complex in Montego Bay. It was a sweet moment for the deejay who years before was banned from the same stage. As she put […]

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Police nab deputy mayor

MONTEGO BAY — Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay Michael Troupe and his People’s National Party colleague Sylvan Reid were among five people taken into custody yesterday during pre-dawn raids carried out by members of the Lottery Scam Task Force. Troupe, 56, who is also the PNP councillor for the Granville Division in St. James, was […]

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Couple robbed at gunpoint

St. John’s — A Villa couple is thanking God for spared lives following a harrowing ordeal in which three armed criminals, clad in military style uniforms, bound, gagged and robbed them. Aubrey and Pamela Dundas, a very religious couple, said they were leaving a Creekside Farm when the masked men emerged from the bushes shouting […]

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Cop shootings on the rise

NASSAU — Police involved shootings are up 37.5 per cent for the second quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of this year, according to an examination of daily crime reports by The Nassau Guardian. However, despite the marked increase in the last three months, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said he does not […]

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Jack promises sweeping changes

National Security Minister Jack Warner says he intends to look into concerns raised by business people about the difficulty in obtaining firearm licences.

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11-y-o pregnant

PORT OF SPAIN — An 11-year-old girl was raped by her father and is now pregnant as a result.

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Health care

HEALTH CARE:
One of the island’s foremost providers of health insurance is putting its money behind a major initiative aimed at assisting the country and region in coping with the ever-increasing challenges of chronic diseases.
Today, Sagicor and t

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Skeritt defends investment in LIAT

ST JOHN’S — Dominica’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Roosevelt Skerrit, yesterday, used a portion of his 2012/13 national Budget Speech to defend the island’s EC $8 million investment in LIAT.

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Jack not fazed

PORT OF SPAIN — In the face of an increasing number of homicides since his appointment as National Security Minister, Jack Warner yesterday said he was not deterred by the statistics, and would not give up.

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Recession hits T&T hard

PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad’s revenue has declined by $10 billion over the last four years because of the global economic recession, says Finance Minister Larry Howai.

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Recession hits T&T hard

PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad’s revenue has declined by $10 billion over the last four years because of the global economic recession, says Finance Minister Larry Howai.

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Seaga: Little to show for independence

KINGSTON — Jamaica has not progressed much as a nation after 50 years of self-governance, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has said.

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Soldiers detained for businessman's murder

KINGSTON — The Clarke family has expressed satisfaction with yesterday’s ruling by the director of public prosecutions that murder charges be brought against three soldiers for the 2010 shooting of their loved one…

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Pressure on Jack Warner

Although there have been 35 homicides in the 24 days since Jack Warner was appointed National Security Minister, the first murders to draw the personal attention of the Prime Minister’s action man were those of two Chinese nationals.
The great conce

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Fewer violent crimes in The Bahamas

NASSAU — Violent crime in The Bahamas is down six per cent overall for the first half of 2012, according to Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade. While Greenslade said yesterday that he has seen improved results, he did not provide any statistics to the media to make their own comparisons. Murders are not among the […]

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T&T appoints new central bank governor

PORT OF SPAIN — Economist Jwala Rambarran assumed duties as this country’s ninth Central Bank Governor yesterday. Rambarran, 44, was selected by the People’s Partnership Government last Friday to replace outgoing Governor Ewart Williams who spent a decade at the Bank. Whilst there was no official ceremony for Rambarran’s appointment, he told the Express he […]

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