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  • PAHO says Caribbean can end tuberculosis by 2030 March 22, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the Caribbean as well as the rest of the Americas can reach the goal of ending tuberculosis (TB) in the next decade if countries are able to accelerate progress achieved so...
  • CARDI urges regional farmers to implement measures to adapt to drought March 22, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Caribbean Agricultural research Development Institute (CARDI) is urging regional farmers to implement water conservation strategies to deal with the drought situation now confronting the Caribbean. CARDI said...
  • Haiti appoints interim Prime Minister March 21, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The Government of Haiti on Thursday announced the appointment of an interim Prime Minister. The Ministry of Communication, in a message via social media on Thursday, said that Jean Michel Lapin was appointed...
  • Earthquake shakes some Eastern Caribbean islands March 21, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 rocked the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts Nevis and Guadeloupe early Thursday. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies St...
  • Three Jamaicans charged with importing marijuana into Cayman Islands March 21, 2019
    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Three Jamaican men were remanded when they appeared in court on Wednesday on allegations of importing approximately 900 pounds of marijuana into the island. Dalton Alphonso Wright, 44, Xavier...
  • UPDATE: Haiti President says he will soon start process for new PM March 19, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – President Jovenel Moise says he will soon begin the process of selecting a new prime minister for the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. This even as Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant says...
  • Haitian government collapses as Prime Minister, Cabinet ousted March 19, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Six months after he was sworn into office, the government of Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant was forced out of office Monday after the Lower Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelming to remove it from office....
  • Economic growth projected at nearly 2% for Jamaica in 2018/19 fiscal year- CDB March 18, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says the medium-term outlook for Jamaica “is positive” with 1.7 per cent growth projected for the financial year 2018-19. In its “Country...
  • CDB says economic outlook for the region is “positive” March 17, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says despite projections of deceleration in global economic activity, the 2019 economic outlook for its borrowing member countries (BMC) is positive. “CDB is...
  • Opposition party in Trinidad wants gov't to suspend planned Boeing 737 Max lease March 13, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The main opposition United National Congress (UNC) Tuesday urged the Trinidad and Tobago government to “take immediate action to suspend” the intended lease of 12 of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft,...
  • EU names five Caribbean countries on new tax blacklist March 13, 2019
    BRUSSELS, CMC – The European Union Tuesday named five Caribbean countries on a new list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions which it said had been based on an “an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the Commission...
  • WHO launches new global influenza strategy March 12, 2019
    GENEVA, CMC – The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a Global Influenza Strategy aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. WHO said that the goal of the 2019-2030 strategy is to prevent seasonal...
  • Random drug testing for T&T police March 11, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Monday said it would begin conducting random drug testing on police officers and that Police Commissioner Gary Griffith will be the first to be tested. In a statement...
  • St Lucia on alert amidst reported dengue deaths in Martinique March 10, 2019
    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Health officials in St Lucia have issued an alert in light of reported deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease, dengue in the neighbouring French island of Martinique. “We are asking persons to be...
  • UPDATE: UN calls for dialogue in Venezuela standoff March 4, 2019
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — : U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is stressing again that the only way the political conflict in Venezuela can be resolved is through political dialogue. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric noted reports that...
  • IACHR concerned at worsening violence in Haiti March 4, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is expressing profound concern about the worsening violence and scarcity in Haiti. The human rights organisation is urging the government to begin talks with all...
  • Guaido says he is on his way home to Venezuela March 4, 2019
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said today he is on his way home. Guaido tweeted that he was heading back to Venezuela, though details about his exact whereabouts remained a mystery as rumours swept...
  • Venezuela's Guaido urges supporters to protest on Monday March 3, 2019
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has called for nationwide demonstrations tomorrow to coincide with his planned return to the country. Guaido today tweeted that Venezuelans should monitor his official...
  • Opposition Leader warns of rising crime, violence in Barbados March 1, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley is warning that crime and violence in Barbados are almost at a crisis level and is calling for urgent interventions to address the situation. “The moment is...
  • Opposition party wins BVI elections February 26, 2019
    TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC –Eight years after it was swept out of power, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) headed by Andrew Fahie won Monday’s general election. The party won eight of the 13 seats at stake. The party,...

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