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LaRocque’s Opening Remarks at 46th COETD Meeting

GEORGETOWN, Gyuana- Caribbean Community Secretary General Irwin LaRocque opened the 46th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COETD) by challenging the...

T&T: A Phoney Asylum Racket on the Back of Venezuelan Deportations

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad- Immigration officials in Trinidad and Tobago are probing reports that foreigners arriving in the country are being charged a fee...

Prime Minister Mottley Says Barbados Will Stick with the CCJ

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – New Prime Minister Mia Mottley says Barbados will be sticking with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The assurance camw with Mottley...

Guatemala Volcano Deaths Top 109 as Extent of Tragedy Becomes Known

Guatemalan officials say 109 deaths have now been confirmed from this week's eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The National Institute of Forensic Sciences says...

Hours Before Election Antigua & Barbuda PM Claims IMF Debt Paid

ST JOHN’S, Antigua– Just hours before residents of Antigua and Barbuda went to the polls this morning, Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced that...

US Congress Passes Haiti Cholera Relief Bill

Included in the $1.3 trillion spending package that was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on Friday is $10 million to...

Venezuela Kicks Out Top US Diplomat Over Election Backlash

In apparent retaliation for the US condemning Venezuela's election, Venezuela has expelled the senior US representative in the country amid an international backlash against...

Central American Migrant Caravan Members Seek Asylum in US

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA-- At least 158 Central Americans who traveled in a migrant caravan through Mexico have crossed into the United States this week...

T&T Firm Invests in Costa Rica Wind Park

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – MPC Capital’s investment platform for renewable energies in the CARICOM region, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund, and Trinidad and...

Same Sex Marriages are Okay Again in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda– Same sex marriages are back on in Bermuda. First the court gave the green light for same-sex marriages in Bermuda, then Parliament...

South American Tennis Great Maria Bueno Dies at 78

South America's most successful female tennis player, Maria Bueno of Brazil, has died in hospital at the age of 78. Bueno won 19 major titles...

Fun, Games Galore on Symphony of Seas

ST. NAZAIRE, France--Royal Caribbean International took delivery of Symphony of the Seas, reportedly the world's largest cruise ship, at a signing ceremony on the...

CARICOM participates in monitoring, evaluating the CSME

CARICOM participates in monitoring, evaluating the CSME From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana - Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states will be participating in a workshop for...

CARICOM SG lauds Dominican heading PAHO for second term

CARICOM SG lauds Dominican heading PAHO for second term From CARICOM Greater Georgetown, Guyana – On Thursday, Dominican Dr. Carissa Etienne was sworn in for a...

Curacao to Host March Child Rights Seminars

In an effort to connect international children’s rights to realities in the Caribbean Region, the Law Schools of Leiden University and the University of...

USVI And Michigan National Guard in Partnership

LANSING, Mich., USA - Following devastation from back-to-back hurricanes, the Virgin Islands National Guard and the Michigan National Guard have developed a partnership to...

Former Brazil President Faces Jail Time

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be imprisoned while he appeals his corruption conviction, the country's Supreme Court has ruled. He is...

Puerto Rico: Lawsuit Filed to Reveal True Maria Death Toll

SAN JUAN (CNS)-Puerto Rico’s Institute of Statistics announced it has sued the U.S. territory’s health department and demographic registry to obtain data on the...

Trump Keeps Guantanamo Prison Open

WASHINGTON, United States, Fri – United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep America’s detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, open. He...

Bahamians To Be Hit With Sharp Sales Tax Rise

NASSAU, The Bahamas – From July 1 the Bahamas value added tax (sales tax) will jump from 7.5 to 12 percent which means residents...

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