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  • Trinidad’s police commissioner warns persons against harbouring escapees May 20, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Police Commissioner Gary Griffith Monday brushed aside comments made on social media by two escape prisoners warning those harbouring them that they too face prosecution. Olatungi Denbow and Michael Findley, who...
  • Antigua and Barbuda still optimistic about sale of Scotiabank to local investors May 20, 2019
    ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains optimistic that an agreement could reached regarding the sale of Scotiabank to a consortium of local stakeholders. Information Minister Melford Nicholas...
  • NY youth gets 17 years for killing college student at Caribbean J’Ouvert May 19, 2019
    NEW YORK, CMC – A judge on Friday sentenced a Brooklyn youth to 17 1/3 years in jail for killing a 22-year-old college student just before the Caribbean J’Ouvert festival in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn began in 2016....
  • Antigua gov't maintaining position on sale of Scotiabank May 17, 2019
    ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government is maintaining its position regarding the sale of Scotiabank on the island, even as it acknowledged being “informed’ of the present situation. A...
  • Jailbreak in Trinidad, police searching for prisoners May 15, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Law enforcement authorities are searching for eight prisoners, including seven on murder charges, who escaped from the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca on Tuesday night. “They are notorious and they could...
  • UN official highlights need for disaster risk reduction in Caribbean May 14, 2019
    GENEVA, CMC — A senior United Nations official has highlighted the importance of disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean amid the “existential threat” that climate change poses to the region. Head of the UN Office for...
  • CARPHA urges regional countries to eradicate mosquito breeding sites May 13, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC –The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning the region that as the rainy seasons approaches every effort must be made to intensify efforts to deal with mosquitoes, which it describes as...
  • Move to give expats voting rights in Bermuda rejected May 13, 2019
    HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC — The British government has turned down a United Kingdom parliamentary committee proposal to give British residents in Bermuda the right to vote in elections in the island, the media reported on Monday. The plan had...
  • BVI property owners now required to pay Air BnB tax May 12, 2019
    TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – Five months after the BVI Tourist Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US-based homestay provider, local property owners will now be required to pay a hotel accommodation tax. A...
  • Maduro's foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens May 12, 2019
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador's residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and asks him to protect a fellow lawmaker...
  • Jamaicans, Venezuelan being sought in Trinidad over murder of landlord May 10, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Police are searching for two Jamaicans and a Venezuelan after a 37-year-old landlord was shot and killed in Arima on Thursday. Reports are that the landlord, Dominic Houllier Almerales, and his wife,...
  • 13 arrested in Trinidad over plot to assassinate state witness May 9, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Thirteen men are now in police custody in connection with a plot to murder a state witness as he exited court on Wednesday. A spokesperson in a statement from the police said that strategic...
  • PAHO urges Caribbean governments to invest in nurses May 9, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has called for Caribbean governments to invest in nurses to improve their availability, distribution and roles. The global body, in launching the “Strategic Directions...
  • US immigration attorney jailed for operating asylum fraud scheme May 9, 2019
    NEW YORK, CMC  –  An immigration attorney based in Queens, New York has been sentenced to five years in prison in connection with operating a scheme to submit fraudulent asylum applications for Caribbean and other...
  • IDB approves grant for Caribbean countries receiving migrants May 8, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a multi-million dollar special grant facility to support operations that help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean integrate migrants into local communities and...
  • US seeking extradition of former Guyanese policeman May 8, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The United States is seeking the extradition of a former policeman wanted on drug-related charges. The 34-year-old former law enforcement officer, Shawn Neblett, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty in the...
  • Trinidad rattled by small tremor May 6, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 rattled Trinidad during the early hours of Monday, the Seismic Research Centre at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies has reported. It...
  • St Vincent government defends tax concessions to Jamaican company May 6, 2019
    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government has defended the decision to grant a 15-year tax break and other concessions to Jamaica-based firm, Rainforest Seafood SVG Ltd, that has promised to invest EC$10...
  • Cause of Venezuelan chopper crash is under investigation May 5, 2019
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities are investigating the cause of a helicopter crash that killed seven military officers while they were while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro was visiting troops. The...
  • Cruise ship cancels visit to Antigua over measles scare onboard May 3, 2019
    ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A cruise ship that was scheduled to stop in Antigua and Barbuda has cancelled the planned visit after a case of measles was reported onboard. Freewinds, a United States based cruise ship, owned and operated by...

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