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  • T&T police capture one of country’s most wanted persons February 17, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) today said they had captured one of the country’s “most wanted men” and that two reputed gang leaders had been slapped with charges and were...
  • Haitian PM announces several initiatives aimed at ending demonstrations February 17, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC –Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant has outlined a series of measures, including a decrease in the price of basic commodities, as the government moves to end the violent demonstrations that have claimed the...
  • Union confident of acquiring assets of Petrotrin February 17, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) says it remains “confident” that it would soon acquire the assets of the former state-owned oil refinery, PETROTRIN, whose operations were closed down by...
  • Bahamas temporarily halts deportations to Haiti February 17, 2019
    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government says it has temporarily ceased all deportations to Haiti as a result of the political unrest in that French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. “The decision follows the...
  • CARICOM concerned about violence in Haiti February 13, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping has expressed concern about the violence in Haiti where opposition parties have been staging street demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Jovenel...
  • Guyana denies shipping “bad’ rice to Jamaica February 12, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyana says it has not shipped any rice to Jamaica under the “Cinderella” brand for the year after media reports in Kingston said that 70 metric tonnes of White Cinderella rice had been...
  • Belize examining repeat gun offence law February 12, 2019
    BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – The Belize government says it is exploring the feasibility of a repeat gun offence law that would require repeat gun offenders and convicted gang members to wear a tracking device when they are released from prison. In...
  • Trinidad's Police Complaints Authority launches probe into police killings February 11, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Police Complaints Authority Monday said it has started “independent investigations” into fatal police shootings in recent days involving members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service....
  • Barbados PM hints at more layoffs February 11, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Prime Minister Mia Mottley has hinted at more layoffs within the public service, as she promised to update Barbadians on her government’s external debt restructuring plan. “Those discussions are...
  • Western countries express concern about political situation in Haiti February 11, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti,  CMC – Several Western countries have condemned the “unacceptable acts of violence” in Haiti over the last weekend as opposition parties continue to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise...
  • Illegal Venezuelan nationals held by T&T police February 10, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The police on Friday arrested 32 illegal immigrants during an operation in the town of Penal. According to reports, a team of officers, during the operation between the hours of 2 p.m. and 9 ...
  • Trinidad's police chief confirms assassination plot February 6, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC –Police Commissioner Gary Griffith Wednesday confirmed a newspaper report that the police's Special Branch had uncovered a plot by two criminal gangs to assassinate him and members of his family. “This...
  • New oil discoveries in Guyana February 6, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC –Guyana Wednesday announced that the US-based oil giant ExxonMobil had made two additional discoveries of oil offshore the country building on the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than five...
  • Trinidad confirms fifth swine flu death February 5, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago health authorities have confirmed a fifth death as a result of the HINI virus and urged people, particularly those in key at-risk groups, to get vaccinated. Health Minister Terrence...
  • CARICOM concerned about “unilateral” stance of OAS on Venezuela February 3, 2019
    GEORGETOWN,Guyana, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has chastised Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro about his “unilateral” stance in accepting Juan Guaido as interim president...
  • Court rules motion of no confidence against Guyana government valid February 1, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Acting Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire Thursday ruled that the motion of no confidence that brought down the David Granger led coalition government is valid. This paves the way for fresh regional and general...
  • 4.4 earthquake recorded in Trinidad and Tobago January 31, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre recorded a 4.4 earthquake in sections of the twin-island republic early Thursday.  According to preliminary data, the earthquake...
  • Canada blocks Guyanese opposition politician from visiting January 31, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Canada has informed the presidential candidate of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Irfaan Ali that he should consider not travelling to the North American country at this time as a...
  • Teacher's union in Trinidad go to court over compensation for marking SBAs January 30, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association is asking the High Court to determine whether its members should be compensated for marking school based assessments (SBAs) conducted by the...
  • Region urged to brace for drought, recurrent dry spells January 30, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology says chances of drought and recurrent dry spells during the peak of the dry season have increased as El Niño conditions are forecast to...

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