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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 […]

CARIBBEAN – CRFM to initiate study on Sargassum seaweed

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has […]

CARPHA advises region to be proactive in reducing flu risk

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging people to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses especially as the region prepares to host carnivals and other festivals. It said that influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory […]

GUYANA – Probe launched into death of cancer patients

CMC – The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is urging the public to “to resist the urge to speculate” as it announced an investigation into the adverse reaction a particular medication has had on a number of children suffering from cancer. Media reports here said at least two children died from complications after the medication […]

TRINIDAD – Gov’t prepares legislation to treat with asylum seekers

CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says legislation which seeks to treat with asylum requests from foreign nationals has been prepared even as Venezuelan nationals staged a protest here on Friday over what they described as “ignorance of the international protection on status” in the oil rich-twin island republic. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi told […]

GUYANA – Legislator who brought down gov’t may have committed treason

A Brooklyn, New York group is claiming that the Member of Parliament (MP) who brought down the coalition government in Guyana many have committed treason. The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) said on Saturday that the legislator Charrandas Persaud, opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) member Peter Ramsaroop and others “have been […]

GUYANA – Gov’t maintains position regarding incident involving Venezuelan navy

CMC – Guyana has reiterated its position that the Norwegian ship hired by ExxonMobil was “intercepted” by a Venezuelan naval vessel and brushed aside a claim by Caracas that the vessel had been operating in its territorial waters. Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, speaking at a symposium that focused on the continuous incursion into the […]

JAMAICA – Twenty murders in first week of 2019

KINGSTON — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon disclosed that the island has recorded 20 murders as of yesterday, noting that 11 of them were committed in Kingston and St Andrew, where a state of emergency ended last night. Holness made the disclosure during a statement in the House of Representatives this afternoon on the […]

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