GUN CHARGES: Duo charged with gun, ammo possession remanded

March 1, 2018 admin 0

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

March 1, 2018 admin 0

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

March 1, 2018 admin 0

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:

March 1, 2018 admin 0

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

March 1, 2018 admin 0

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

March 1, 2018 admin 0

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

March 1, 2018 admin 0

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]

Remand Inmates Costing Guyana Government “A Fortune”

November 24, 2017 admin 0

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday November 24, 2017 – Every year, the Guyana government spends almost three-quarter million US dollars to just feed inmates on remand in the country’s prisons. And Minister of National Security Khemraj Ramjattan says it’s putting strain on finances. So he says alternatives to reduce the remand population are needed to resolve this problem. “The current remand population […More]

US State Department awards additional funding for sustainable local organizations in Belize and Latin America

November 24, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, USA — The US Department of State has awarded the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partner, Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltée (Baastel), additional funding to grow innovative, sustainable local organizations in Belize and Latin America. The current program, known as La Red de Innovacion and Impacto (La Red), established in 2014, is a collection of 30 such innovative solutions […More]

IMF willing to help hurricane-ravaged Caribbean countries

November 24, 2017 admin 0

By Latonya Linton KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director, Christine Lagarde, says her organisation is willing to help the Caribbean countries severely affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The IMF stands ready to do whatever it can to help in those situations – in assessing macroeconomic implications, determining financing needs, and providing financial […More]

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