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  • PAHO urges people to get vaccinated April 19, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging people in the Caribbean to get vaccinated to protect against preventable diseases. PAHO said that during Vaccination Week that will be observed from April 20-27, it...
  • Man imprisoned for threatening to kill Trinidad’s police commissioner, wife April 19, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 14 days in prison after he pleaded guilty to misusing a cellular phone to send a threatening message to the Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, and his wife. Senior Magistrate...
  • St Lucia to ban importation of plastics, Styrofoam by June April 19, 2019
    CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC, The St Lucia government says it will be implementing a ban on the importation of Styrofoam and selected plastic food service containers as of June one. "Therefore, any Styrofoam and the selected plastic food...
  • Jamaica-born businessman abducted in Trinidad, partner detained April 17, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Police are continuing their search for 30-plus-year-old Jamaica-born businessman, Yohan Chin, who was abducted from his home in south Trinidad on Sunday by men pretending to be cops. The police say they believe a US$6...
  • Amnesty in Barbados yields few guns April 15, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados government said while it did not expect to have received a “large number” of illegal guns during the gun amnesty that ended last Saturday, the authorities had recovered at least eight...
  • US takes action to end ‘Cuba’s influence on Venezuela’ April 14, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States Department of State says the Trump administration has taken action to end “Cuba’s influence on Venezuela”.  “Today, the United States sanctioned four companies for operating in...
  • Venezuelan among four killed by police in T&T April 12, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Police shot and killed four people, including a Venezuelan national, in central Trinidad today. Police said they had gone to Edinburgh 500 in Chaguanas to execute a search warrant when they came...
  • Turks and Caicos' Opposition leader concerned about influx of Haitians April 11, 2019
    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, CMC – Leader of the main Opposition Progressive National Party (PNP), Washington Misick, has implied that the Haitian Consulate has played a role in the illegal immigration of Haitians...
  • Haiti gets new Prime Minister following ousting of previous government April 9, 2019
    President Jovenel Moise Tuesday announced Jean Michel Lapin, who once served as a courier in the public administration, to be the new prime minister of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Lapin, who had been serving as acting...
  • Golding pleased with electoral process in Maldives April 9, 2019
    MALE, Maldives, CMC – Former Jamaica prime minister Bruce Golding Tuesday said he remains confident that the general election will provide an opportunity for the leadership of the Maldives and the newly constituted People’s Majlis to...
  • UNICEF urges region to protect undocumented children fleeing Venezuela April 8, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling for regional governments to uphold the rights and protect unaccompanied, undocumented children fleeing the economic and political situation in...
  • In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists April 7, 2019
    HAVANA (AP) — More than 400 animal-lovers peacefully marched more than a mile through Havana today, shouting slogans and waving signs calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but...
  • Venezuela street rallies show deep divide in power struggle April 7, 2019
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Rival political factions took to the streets across Venezuela yesterday in a mounting struggle for control of the crisis-wracked nation, where U.S.- backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó is attempting to oust...
  • PAHO wants equitable access to health care in the Caribbean April 5, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling for equitable access to health care in the Caribbean, saying that millions of people in the world still lack access to health care and that many are forced to choose...
  • CDB grant to help CARICOM investigate suitability of white sugar April 3, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is funding a technical study on the suitability of using plantation white sugar as a substitute for refined sugar in the region’s manufacturing sector....
  • Barbados announces one week gun amnesty to deal with rising murders April 3, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados government has announced a weeklong gun amnesty in a move aimed at curbing the rise in gun-related murders in the country. Attorney General Dale Marshall told Parliament Tuesday that the amnesty will...
  • CARICOM body warns sale of Scotiabank could have anti-competitive effect in three member states April 2, 2019
    PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC –The Suriname-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Competition Commission says the intended sale of Scotiabank’s assets in nine Caribbean countries could have anti-competitive effects in at least three CARICOM...
  • Nationwide blackouts become the norm in Venezuela March 31, 2019
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Another day, another blackout. Power went out across Venezuela today, just as it did yesterday, and the day before that. But while some electricity had returned by afternoon, jittery Venezuelans weren't so...
  • Bruce Golding to lead observer team to Maldives election March 27, 2019
    LONDON, CMC – Former Jamaica prime minister, Bruce Golding, will lead a Commonwealth group to observe the Maldives parliamentary elections next month, the London –based Commonwealth Secretariat announced Tuesday. It said that Golding...
  • 18 charged for flood fraud in Trinidad March 27, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Minister of Social Development Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn on Tuesday told the Senate that 18 people have been charged for dishonestly for trying to obtain flood relief assistance. Among those charged are...

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