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  • US customs nabs Jamaican man on felony child sex charges July 18, 2019
    BALTIMORE, CMC – The United States Customs and Border Protection agency says officers arrested a Jamaican man at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on a Palm Beach County, Florida, felony arrest...
  • CHTA rejects booking.com's new commission rates July 18, 2019
    MIAMI, CMC – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has rejected an online travel agency’s commission as “grossly unfair” and “regressive.” On Wednesday, CHTA said an overwhelming majority of...
  • Belize on dengue alert July 17, 2019
    BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – Belize health officials say they are monitoring the outbreak of dengue fever in Central America and some Caribbean countries particularly as there have been reported deaths in Honduras. Belize, a Central American...
  • Barbados considering building dams to deal with water problem July 17, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados is considering building dams in some agricultural areas to deal with the drought situation, Agriculture and Food Security Minister, Indar Weir, has said. Several Caribbean countries are reeling under...
  • Antigua PM objects to Scotiabank sale price July 16, 2019
    ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it is prepared to hold direct talks with Scotiabank over the acquisition of its local branch after indicating that the Trinidad and Tobago-based financial institution...
  • Belizean attorney charged in relation to murder case July 16, 2019
    BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – An attorney has been offered BZ$10,000 bail after he appeared in court late Monday on a charge of abetment to commit murder. Attorney Herbert Panton, who is representing lawyer Oscar Selgado, said his client had...
  • Projects in Jamaica, Guyana among finalists for IDB Superheroes of Development Award July 14, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says projects in Jamaica and Guyana are among eight finalists for the second edition of its Superheroes of Development Award.  The Washington-based financial institution...
  • St Vincent approves medical marijuana licences July 12, 2019
    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government has approved a number of cannabis cultivation licences recommended by the Medical Cannabis Authority. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, speaking on a radio programme,...
  • Guyana abolishes work before pay policy for new public servants July 11, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC  – A policy that required newly hired public servants to work for three months before being paid, is now a thing of the past. This was disclosed on Thursday by Public Service Minister, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley,...
  • Bermuda Governor pardons pastor who advocated for Jamaican workers July 11, 2019
    HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC  – Governor John Rankin has granted a posthumous pardon to an American pastor and journalist who was into imprisoned more than a century ago after he wrote about the unfair treatment of Jamaican workers in Bermuda...
  • Haiti launches campaign to vaccinate children against measles July 10, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The Haitian government has announced plans for a major vaccination programme for toddlers against measles, rubella and poliomyelitis. The Ministry of Public Health said that the vaccination programme will be held...
  • Caribbean nationals nabbed in immigration sweep by US Coast Guard July 10, 2019
    MIAMI, July 2019, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says it has detained more than 50 migrants from Haiti and Cuba during the Fourth of July holiday weekend from two separate interdictions in the Caribbean Sea. The US Coast Guard said that...
  • Former Grenadian legislators still using publicly-funded phones, rack up thousands July 10, 2019
    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government Tuesday acknowledged that some former legislators were still using state-funded mobile phones after reports surfaced of an EC$70,000 bill. “It seems like there is some systematic...
  • Barbados enters into oil contract with Jamaica July 9, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC –  The Barbados National Terminal Company Limited says it is now getting its supply of oil from Petrojam in Jamaica following the closure last November of the state-owned PETROTRIN oil refinery in...
  • Grenada wants to maintain market in US for soursop July 9, 2019
    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Grenada says it has teamed up with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to export soursop to the United States and is now in the process of putting together a working group of stakeholders to be the...
  • Barbados man fined for using internet to post threat against the police July 9, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A magistrate has warned Barbadians that the internet was not developed for them to issue death threats to others as he slapped a $3,500 fine on a 30-year-old man. Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch issued the...
  • Antigua reports ‘positive’ talks with Trinidad-based bank on sale of Scotiabank July 8, 2019
    ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it has received “positive” feedback to a proposal that would allow it to own at least 40 per cent of the Scotiabank branch, which is being sold as part of...
  • US Border Patrol agents arrest over 1,000 Haitians in less than a month July 7, 2019
    DEL RIO, CMC – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers assigned to the Del Rio Sector in Texas have arrested over 1,000 Haitian nationals in less than one month.  “Our agents are seeing...
  • CARICOM to send delegation to Haiti July 5, 2019
    CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has agreed to send a prime ministerial delegation to Haiti where opposition forces are seeking to remove President Jovenel Moise from office over allegations of embezzlement. “...
  • Seven Americans killed in Bahamas helicopter crash July 5, 2019
    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Police in the Bahamas worked Friday to identify the bodies of seven Americans killed in a helicopter crash after being told that billionaire coal tycoon and Republican donor Chris Cline was among those on board. Bahamas...

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