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  • Child among dead in Bahamas plane crash January 18, 2018
    At least six people, including a child, were killed when a Piper Aztec plane crashed near Andros Island yesterday. Aviation officials confirmed the discovery of one body floating in waters just east of North Andros. Transport and Aviation Minister...
  • ​CARICOM condemns reported Trump comments about Haiti, other countries January 13, 2018
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The 15 member regional grouping, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States in respect to the French...
  • Caribbean legislators join outrage over Trump’s reported 'racist' remarks January 13, 2018
    NEW YORK (CMC): Caribbean legislators on Friday joined the avalanche of deep outrage over United States President Donald J. Trump’s reported racist remarks about nationals from Haiti, Africa and El Salvador. “Donald Trump’s...
  • ​Former disaster relief workers in Antigua charged for stealing supplies January 11, 2018
    Two men who worked at Antigua and Barbuda’s National Office of Disaster Services have been charged after allegedly stealing items intended for hurricane-affected residents of the twin-island nation. Dion Browne, a relief manager, and Everton...
  • Venezuela orders cut off of air, sea traffic with ABC islands January 7, 2018
    CMC – Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has ordered a temporary shutdown of air and maritime traffic with three Caribbean neighbours, accusing smugglers there of seeking to plunder his South American country. In a televised...
  • Hurricane-hit Carib countries slash cost of Citizenship by investment – report January 6, 2018
    NEW YORK (CMC): Caribbean nations ravaged by recent hurricanes are selling citizenship at dramatically discounted prices in an effort to raise emergency funds, sparking concerns that the programmes may be vulnerable to abuse, according to...
  • Several killed after drinking home-made alcohol containing methanol December 30, 2017
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): At least 28 people including 15 Haitians were killed after consuming home-made alcohol containing methanol, health authorities have confirmed. Minister of Public Health, Marie Greta Roy Clement, confirmed the deaths...
  • Grenada police and prison officers accept one-off "sacrifice" payment December 27, 2017
    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): The head of the Government’s Negotiating Team (GNT), Beryl Isaac, says prison and gazetted police officers have agreed to a accept the one-off “sacrifice” payment offered by the Grenada...
  • Rihanna calls for end to gun violence in Barbados after cousin is killed December 27, 2017
    Barbados-born international singer, Rihanna, has called for an end to gun violence in her country after her 21-year-old cousin was shot and killed last night. The 29-year-old singer ended a tribute to her cousin on Instagram by calling for an end...
  • Homemade liquor kills 12, sickens 21 in Dominican Republic December 26, 2017
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP): Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least a dozen people have died and 21 more have been hospitalised after drinking homemade liquor containing methanol. Officials say the first deaths occurred last...
  • Grenada enforces law requiring promoters of all games of chance to have licence December 26, 2017
    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): Grenada has put into effect the law requiring all promoters, including churches and schools that engage in “games of chance” to obtain a license. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Franklyn Redhead,...
  • Guyana police arrest cabby caught with cocaine in gas cylinder December 26, 2017
    A taxi driver is due to appear in court later this week after the Guyana police said they found more than 145 pounds of cocaine in a cooking gas cylinder on Sunday. The authorities said that they found the drugs after carrying out a search of the...
  • Development Bank approves $US5m funding to Anguilla power company December 26, 2017
    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved over US$5 million in funding to support the Anguilla Electricity Company Limited with the complete restoration of its transmission and distribution system which was damaged during the passage of...
  • Guyana PM pardons 5 female prisoners December 25, 2017
    Guyana’s President David Granger has pardoned five women who have completed part of their prison sentence for non-violent offenses. The Ministry of Public Security says the prisoners have each served a portion of their respective sentences...
  • US cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public December 25, 2017
    ATLANTA (AP): When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but...
  • New US security policy raises difficult questions for the Caribbean December 24, 2017
    LONDON, CMC – A consultant with the London-based Caribbean Council says the Trump administration’s new United States security policy raises difficult questions for the Caribbean. Writing under the syndicated column, “The View from...
  • Dominica PM explains UN vote on Jerusalem December 22, 2017
    ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): The Dominica government Friday defended its decision to vote in favour of a non-bind United Nations (UN) resolution that called upon all states to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of...
  • St Lucia’s Governor General to demit office December 21, 2017
    CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC): Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy has announced that she will be leaving office at the end of the year. The Governor General made the announcement in a nationally televised address late Wednesday. “So,...
  • Montserrat, Suriname to benefit from Development Bank fund December 16, 2017
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Montserrat and Suriname are to benefit from funds being made available by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for tourism and agricultural projects. The CDB, the region’s premier financial...
  • CARICOM-Cuba leaders condemn EU tax haven list December 10, 2017
    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Cuba and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have criticised the European Union over its latest list of global tax havens that has included four Caribbean countries. Earlier this week EU financial ministers...

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