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Virus: Caribbean Examination Council Closing Down

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) has been monitoring local, regional and international developments as it relates to the spread of Coronavirus...

Media Report: DR Tourism Down by 100,000 Due to Bad Publicity

A Dominican Republic media outlet says the country lost 100,000 visitors between January and September of this year compared to 2018—and blames it on...

Corona Around the Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica – In the one month it took the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to completely spread across the Caribbean, several islands have successfully managed to contain...

US Trade Blockade Costs Cuba $4.3b in 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 19 (ACN) Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX) of Cuba, denounced the damage caused to his...

25 Bar Patrons Die in Suspected Mexican Gang Fire

  At least 25 people have been killed in a Mexican bar fire that police say was set deliberately by gang members. Another 11 were badly...

Venezuela’s Guaido Meets Pompeo in Colombia

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó has travelled to Colombia for a counter-terrorism meeting, the second time he defies a travel ban imposed by the...

Honduras: Former First Lady Gets 58 Years for Robbing Poor Kids

 Former Honduran first lady Rosa Bonilla de Lobo has been sentenced to 58 years in jail. Honduras' former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla has been...

Consortium of Private Firms to Take Over PR Electricity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials said Monday that a consortium of Canadian and U.S. firms will take over the transmission...

Raid Disaster Illustrates No Mexican Security Plan

Joaquin Guzman MEXICO CITY (AP) — A sloppy operation that failed to nab Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s son followed by days of changing explanations has...

Haiti Economy ‘Catastrophic’: Government

Port-au-Prince, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian government today described the country's economic situation as 'catastrophic' and suggested that this was linked to the...

EU Donating Funds to Help Central American Refugees

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The European Union says it is donating 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help refugees in Mexico, Costa Rica and...

Aspiring entrepreneurs selected for CDB-funded programme

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –- Two-hundred-twenty-five aspiring technology entrepreneurs will participate in an incubator programme designed to equip them with the skills to take their businesses...

Barbados Effort to Head-Off COVID Spreader Event

Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic speaking during a press conference The Government of Barbados is mobilizing efforts to respond to the dramatic Covid-19...

Bahamas Trying to Get Grips with Obesity

Caring for ill Bahamians is an “incredible” cost to taxpayers, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday as he spoke on initiatives the...

Cuban president congratulates PM Harris on re-election

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Cuban government to...

Mexico Car Plants Set to Reopen, Even as Virus Cases Rise

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — On a day Mexico saw its worst daily increase yet in coronavirus cases, foreign-owned auto plants began setting dates for...

Dominica: Election Violence – Cruise Cancellation, Travel Warnings

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says several cruise ships have stopped coming to Dominica and blamed pre-election violence by supporters of...

Puerto Ricans Protest Undistributed Aid, Want Governor Out

Protesters hold an image of Gov. Wanda Vázquez during a protest organized by Puerto Rican singer Rene Perez of Calle 13 over emergency aid...

OAS Predicts Venezuela Refugee Increase

The Organization of American States (OAS) says a new report prepared by its General Secretariat has warned that the number of Venezuelan refugees and...

Jamaicans Abroad: End Corruption Before We Invest

  Some members of the Jamaican diaspora in the United States  say they are unwilling to “return and invest'until corruption is eliminated. “Corrupt government, corrupt businessmen,...

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