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  • Trinidad prepares legislation to deal with asylum seekers January 20, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says legislation which seeks to deal with asylum requests from foreign nationals has been prepared even as Venezuelan nationals staged a protest over what they...
  • Trinidad gov't defends decision to abstain on Venezuela vote at OAS January 18, 2019
    PORT OF Spain, Trinidad, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has defended his government’s decision to abstain from an Organization of American States (OAS) vote not to recognise the Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela. He said...
  • CARPHA urges region to prepare for possible severe outbreak of dengue fever January 18, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has called for health officials across the region to prepare for the possibility of a severe outbreak of the mosquito-borne dengue fever. In a statement Thursday,...
  • Haiti's opposition party plans street demonstrations in support of Maduro January 16, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The opposition Pitit Dessalin party says it plans to stage a series of activities, including street demonstrations, to protest Haiti’s decision to support an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution...
  • CARICOM Secretary General says youth crime, violence demands regional solution January 15, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A two-day conference aimed at examining and redefining violence prevention solutions as it relates to youth in the Caribbean began in Guyana on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...
  • St Lucia records significant decline in suicides January 14, 2019
    CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – St Lucia recorded a significant decline in suicides in 2018 as compared to the previous year and health authorities have urged people with “suicidal thoughts” to make use of the various initiatives...
  • Trinidad rattled by late night quake January 14, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled parts of the capital late on Sunday night, but there were no reports of damage or injury. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre at of the St Augustine...
  • Venezuelan congress leader briefly detained amid standoff January 13, 2019
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The new head of Venezuela's increasingly defiant congress was pulled from his vehicle and briefly detained by police today, a day after the U.S. backed him assuming the presidency as a way out of the country'...
  • T&T police deny prison commissioner is dead January 13, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) yesterday described as “false news” reports being circulated on social media that Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson had been killed....
  • Trinidad gov't to introduce new legislation against forced eviction January 11, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government Friday said it would introduce new legislation to treat with a “new discernible anti-social criminal behaviour” in the society where homeowners and landowners are...
  • Region urged to brace for increased drought, dry spells January 9, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC –The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology says chances of drought and recurrent dry spells have increased except in the Bahamas and Cuba during the first three months of this year....
  • Grenada on dengue alert January 9, 2019
    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Grenada has been put on alert amid fears of a dengue outbreak after one Caribbean country reported an upsurge in cases at the start of the year. “We are all keeping a close eye on the development of...
  • US Coast Guard Cutter conducts four-day operation off Jamaica's coast January 6, 2019
    ST. PETERSBURG,  CMC – The United States Coast Guard says the crew of the Cutter Resolute returned to its homeport in St Petersburg, Florida following a 59-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea in which crew members deterred illegal...
  • Caribbean islands rattled by two earthquakes January 4, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, which occurred at 10:33 a.m local time was the second tremor to...
  • Amnesty International urges English-speaking Caribbean to abolish the death penalty January 3, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The London-based international human rights organisation Amnesty International says while it welcomes a “significant reduction” in the application of the use of the death penalty in the English-speaking...
  • Guyana gov't implements plan to foil disruption of Parliament by Opposition January 3, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The David Granger-led administration says it will be putting plans in place to foil plans by the opposition Peoples Progressive Party to disrupt Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly. “The...
  • Clergyman worried about proliferation of 'money making' churches in St Lucia January 2, 2019
    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – A senior official of the Methodist Church has expressed concern at what he termed 'money making' churches that have appeared in St Lucia virtually overnight. “I am very concerned. Nowadays we are...
  • Jamaican appointed to head Caribbean Meteorological Organization December 31, 2018
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A former scientific analyst at the United States-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Dr Arlene Laing has been appointed Coordinating Director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean...
  • Guyana gov't awaits ruling by Speaker on no confidence vote December 31, 2018
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government says it will await a ruling by the Speaker of Parliament Dr Barton Scotland regarding the successful motion of no confidence filed by the opposition earlier this month, even as it...
  • Incoming CARICOM chairman to tackle chronic NCDs in 2019 December 30, 2018
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Incoming chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister of St Kitts Nevis Dr Timothy Harris, says 2019 will be the year to combat chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across the...

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