CCJ: Barbados disappointed at level of support for CCJ

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Barbados disappointed at level of support for CCJ (CMC) — Barbados has expressed its disappointment that only four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have joined the appellate jurisdiction of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who attended the 29th CARICOM […More]

CARICOM: Agreements signed at CARICOM meeting in Haiti

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Agreements signed at CARICOM meeting in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A number of agreements were signed on behalf of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries during the 29th inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM heads of government in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday. St Vincent and the Grenadines signed on to the new CARICOM multilateral air services agreement (MASA), expands the scope for airlines […More]

Caribbean Tourism: No fallout in Jamaican tourism

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No fallout in Jamaican tourism from state of emergency By Claudia Gardner MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Chairman of Jamaica’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Godfrey Dyer, says he does not expect any fallout in tourist arrivals from the state of public emergency in St James. He said that most people would have already made their bookings to visit the island, […More]

GUN CHARGES: Duo charged with gun, ammo possession remanded

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GUN CHARGES: Duo charged with gun, ammo possession remanded Two men, a handyman and bartender, on Wednesday appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer to charges of illegal gun and ammunition possession. Colwyn Wright and Akeem Simeron both denied the charges, which stated that on February 20, they had in their possession a 9mm pistol along with 29 live rounds […More]

CLIMATE CONTROL: CARICOM Chair says; Confront climate change challenges together

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CLIMATE CONTROL: CARICOM Chair says; Confront climate change challenges together from position of strength PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — With climate change at the centre of discussions among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government, president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, wants the region to confront the challenges together, from a position of strength. He also wants a new mechanism for disaster risk funding […More]

Indian Batsman Kohli closing on WI Viv Richards record

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Indian Batsman Kohli closing on WI Viv Richards record Prolific India batsman Virat Kohli is closing in on a record held by Windies legend Sir Viv Richards as he continues to dominate the bating during the ongoing tour of South Africa. Kohli, who has hit a real purple patch of form, has scored 830 runs in South Africa so far […More]

Guyana’s 48th Republic Anniversary:

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Guyana’s 48th Republic Anniversary: President says Guyana’s homeland, sovereignty will be defended President David Granger in his 48th republic anniversary message outlined, among other things, that the country’s sovereignty will be defended. Making reference to the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy, Granger posited that “Guyana moved closer towards a juridical settlement of the territorial controversy this year.  The United Nations Secretary General in […More]

CARNIVAL: Trinidad and Tobago: The Mecca of all Carnivals

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Trinidad and Tobago: The Mecca of all Carnivals By Eve George PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — In a global bouquet of beautiful women, handsome men and an array of colour, the splendour of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2018 Carnival celebrations triumphed over the ISIS terrorist plot to detonate bombs and cause destruction. From every vantage point along the roadways, spectators feasted […More]

CDB helps regional musicians cash in on global multi-billion dollar industry

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CDB helps regional musicians cash in on global multi-billion dollar industry BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Streaming services, some with up to 140 million users worldwide, have revolutionised the business of music. Yet despite the earning potential these services present for industry practitioners – writers, publishers, performers and producers – the Caribbean region has been slow to cash in. Aiming to better […More]

Panama government to investigate Trump hotel dispute

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Panama government to investigate Trump hotel dispute PANAMA CITY, Panama — The government of Panama said on Monday it was formally investigating a complaint that executives for US President Donald Trump’s family hotel business were illegally occupying a 70-story luxury Trump hotel amid a management dispute. The Public Ministry said it was investigating whether there was any “punishable conduct” in […More]

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