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  • Junior doctors in Bahamas vote to strike December 18, 2018
    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Junior doctors have voted to take industrial action, two weeks after senior doctors ended their strike and nurses voted to strike over working conditions and salary increases. Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said...
  • Trinidad bans the supply of regular gasoline December 18, 2018
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has announced the ban on the supply of regular gasoline on the local market because it had become uneconomical to do so following the closure of the state-owned oil refinery,...
  • Man dies from Swine Flu in Bahamas December 17, 2018
    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government has confirmed that a 61-year-old man has died from the HINI influenza, otherwise known as swine flu. Health Minister Dr Duane Sands, who was unable to provide any specifics about the case,...
  • Dominicans protest for electoral reform December 17, 2018
    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – President of the Concerned Citizens Movement Loftus Durand is urging supporters to take to the streets on Monday until there is electoral reform in Dominica despite last weekend use of tear gas by police to disperse...
  • Fishermen fined US$2.8 million for illegally fishing in Bahamas December 17, 2018
    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Seven fishermen from the Dominican Republic were fined more than US$2.8 million after they pleaded guilty to poaching in Bahamian waters last weekend. The seven, Fausto Garcia, Gabriel Pailora, Carlos Duran, Ramon Lopez...
  • Grenadian-born lawyer indicted for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from retired couple in NY December 16, 2018
    NEW YORK, CMC –A Grenadian American lawyer in Brooklyn has been indicted on a grand larceny charge for allegedly withholding proceeds from the US$1.7 million sale of a building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn owned by a...
  • Grenada police declare zero tolerance on fireworks December 14, 2018
    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Grenada police have declared a zero-tolerance policy against the use of pyrotechnic material such as firecrackers, scratch bombs, sparklers, and other similar explosives during the Christmas season....
  • Barbados discussing Grantley Adams International Airport privatisation December 14, 2018
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados government says it will provide employees at the Grantley Adams International Airport with an opportunity to become shareholders in a company under an arrangement which will also result in the airport...
  • US food company recalls 'Fiesta Corn' from some Caribbean countries December 13, 2018
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – United States food company Del Monte Foods has recalled over 60,000 cases of incompletely sterilised canned corn from eight countries in the region. The countries affected by the recall are Guyana, Bahamas,...
  • St Kitts opposition files no confidence motion against PM Harris December 12, 2018
    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC - Leader of the Opposition in St Kitts and Nevis Dr Denzil Douglas has filed a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris. Douglas is contending that the Prime Minister presents a...
  • Parliamentary committee recommends legislation criminalising wilfull HIV infection December 12, 2018
    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – People who knowingly infect others with HIV could face criminal prosecution if the government accepts the recommendations of a parliamentary committee established to review several pieces of legislation including the...
  • Teachers in Bermuda end strike December 11, 2018
    HAMILTON, Bermuda - School teachers in Bermuda have returned to the classroom after their sick-out yesterday following a call from Education Commissioner Kalmar Richards. Teachers initially started their industrial action to...
  • Man posing as security guard robs Caribbean Airlines December 11, 2018
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad-  Caribbean Airline was robbed of more than TT$80,000 on Monday by a man posing as a security guard. The thief managed to deceive employees at the Piarco International Airport by dressing in the uniform of the...
  • New WHO report highlights insufficient progress in tackling lack of safety on Caribbean roads December 9, 2018
    GENEVA, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates road traffic deaths in the Caribbean and other places continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities....
  • CARICOM Competition Commission monitoring sale of Scotiabank December 7, 2018
    PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – The Suriname-based CARICOM Competition Commission says any impact the proposed acquisition of Scotiabank by the Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited will be assessed in accordance with the Revised...
  • Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones December 5, 2018
    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week, becoming one of the last nations to offer such service. Mayra Arevich, president of the Cuban state...
  • Caribbean strengthening measures to keep region polio free December 5, 2018
    GUATEMALA CITY, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean countries are seeking to consolidate measures to maintain elimination and avoid reintroduction of poliomyelitis, or polio, as it is commonly called. PAHO said...
  • Bermuda cracks down on loan sharks December 4, 2018
    HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – The Bermuda government is to crack down on loan sharks. The House of Assembly heard that loan sharks have worsened the problems of people in financial difficulty. Junior Finance Minister Wayne Furbert said he knew of...
  • Regional leaders meet to discuss CSME December 3, 2018
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders began a two-day special summit in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday discussing ways of improving the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) that was intended to deepen the...
  • Grenada PM not surprised by Scotiabank sale November 30, 2018
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says he's happy to see a Caribbean institution playing an even bigger role in the banking system arising from the decision by Scotiabank to sell its...

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