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  • UPDATE: Granger announces fresh elections for Guyana after CCJ ruling June 18, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President David Granger today said voters will be given a new opportunity to elect a government after the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) validated a motion of no confidence against his...
  • Guyana gov't suffers major setback as CCJ rules no-confidence motion valid June 18, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Guyana government has suffered two major setbacks in its efforts to continue in office as the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that the opposition-inspired motion of no confidence...
  • Haiti's Finance Minister paints a gloomy picture of country June 18, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Economy and Finance Minister Ronald Décembre has painted a gloomy picture of the socio-economic situation in Haiti as efforts continue by the opposition to force President Jovenel Moise out of office...
  • US calls for the respect of rule of law in Haiti June 17, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The United States has called on Haitians to respect the rule of law on the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country even as President Jovenel Moise is scheduled to meet with various stakeholders...
  • Guatemalans choose president amid distrust, flight to US June 16, 2019
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalans headed to the polls today to cast their vote for the next president, following an electoral process that generated widespread disillusion and distrust just as tens of thousands were fleeing poverty and gang...
  • Haiti President says he is not corrupt June 13, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – President Jovenel Moise, insisting that he will not allow “anyone to put chaos and disorder in the country under any pretext,’ Wednesday said he was not corrupt even as opposition forces...
  • New York passes law granting driver’s licence to undocumented immigrants June 13, 2019
    NEW YORK, CMC – New York State Democratic-controlled House of Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation that would permit undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.   The Assembly said that the...
  • Latin America and Caribbean urged to strengthen blood donation measures June 12, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Wednesday called for Latin America and Caribbean countries to strengthen their voluntary, unpaid blood donation systems, noting it is the best way to ensure universal access to an...
  • Haiti President will not resign amid street protests June 12, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – President Jovenl Moise will not bow to demands of protesters and resign amid allegations of embezzlement of funds linked to the PetroCaribe oil initiative, according to a spokesman for the head of state. Thousands...
  • Grenadian charged in New York with defrauding undocumented Caribbean immigrants June 12, 2019
    NEW YORK, CMC –A Grenadian man faces up to seven years in prison after he appeared in a New York court charged with several offences related to his work with three undocumented Caribbean immigrants who had sought his services to process work...
  • Two killed in protests as Haitians demand resignation of President Moise June 10, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Police say at least two people were killed and several others injured as thousands took to the streets of the capital on Sunday demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise following the release of a...
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines elected to UN Security Council June 7, 2019
    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – St Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday became the smallest country to be elected to the United Nations Security Council. The country’s candidacy for the Security Council for the term 2020-2022 received 185...
  • Four killed as heavy rain pounds Haiti June 7, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – At least four people have died and several others missing after heavy torrential rain caused widespread flooding in Haiti over the last four days, the Directorate of Civil Protection has reported. It said that...
  • Arrests pending in kidnapping of Jamaican businessman Yohan Chin June 6, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC  – The police are continuing investigations following the release of a Jamaican businessman who was kidnapped in April. The police report that the relatives of  Yohan Chin paid an ...
  • Barbados PM announces sale of LIAT shares June 5, 2019
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados government Tuesday night formally announced plans to sell its shares in the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT. But, it insisted that it was committed to regional transportation and would continue to...
  • Guyana livestock authority says Trinidad’s poultry ban 'ill-advised' June 4, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A recent ban on poultry from Guyana by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has been described as “ill-advised and premature”. The Guyana Livestock Development Authority says it considers the...
  • Trinidad bans importation of all poultry meat from Guyana June 3, 2019
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has imposed a ban on all poultry products from Guyana “until further notice”. A two-paragraph statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries...
  • Trump proclaims June National Caribbean-American Heritage Month June 3, 2019
    WASHINGTON, CMC – United States President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed June National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, stating that, during the month, the US acknowledges “the significant ways Caribbean Americans have shaped our...
  • One killed, several missing as heavy rains hit Haiti May 31, 2019
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – At least one person was killed and five others are missing after heavy rains caused flooding in the commune of Cabaret in Haiti, the Directorate of Civil Protection has said. It said that the torrential rains were...
  • Jamaicans among Caribbean nationals held in Florida smuggling attempt May 31, 2019
    MIAMI, CMC – Jamaicans were among several Caribbean nationals who were apprehended by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency during an attempted migrant smuggling exercise Pompano Beach on Thursday. CBP said its agents...

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