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CARIBBEAN | Barbados AG warns of factors driving young people to crime

CARIBBEAN | Barbados AG warns of factors…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 16, CMC – Barbados Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite says family instability and illiteracy among young people are among the major factors driving them towards gangs.

16-08-2017 Hits:17 Justice

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CARIBBEAN | CARICOM courts Sweden for help with stringent development financing criteria

CARIBBEAN | CARICOM courts Sweden for he…

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Aug 16, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque Wednesday called for a new model for development finance saying that the existing gross domestic product (GDP)...

16-08-2017 Hits:13 CARICOM

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ST. VINCENT | Man committed to stand trial following historic witness protection case

ST. VINCENT | Man committed to stand tri…

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 16, CMC – The prosecution has welcomed the decision of Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias to commit a man to stand trial for murder even though the...

16-08-2017 Hits:17 Justice

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ST. LUCIA | PM Chastenet dismisses claims by UWI lecturer

ST. LUCIA | PM Chastenet dismisses claim…

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Aug 16, CMC – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has dismissed statements made a lecturer of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in which he warned against...

16-08-2017 Hits:22 Politics

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ST. KITTS | Douglas says new PAC legislation undermines good government practices

ST. KITTS | Douglas says new PAC legisla…

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 16, CMC – The Opposition Leader in St. Kitts-Nevis, Dr. Denzil Douglas, has defended his decision not to support the Public Accounts Committee Bill, saying...

16-08-2017 Hits:14 Politics

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BARBADOS | Gov't hoping to save millions under new energy initiative

BARBADOS | Gov't hoping to save millions…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 16, CMC – The Barbados government says it expects to save US$16 million in electricity charges when it begins retrofitting government buildings with solar photovoltaic systems from...

16-08-2017 Hits:10 Energy

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GUYANA | Government pleased with mid-year economic growth

GUYANA | Government pleased with mid-yea…

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Aug 16, CMC – The Guyana government says it is pleased with the 2.2 per cent growth of the local economy so far this year.

16-08-2017 Hits:18 Regional Economy

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TRINIDAD | Gov't concerned over British travel advisory regarding Trinidad and Tobago

TRINIDAD | Gov't concerned over British …

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 16, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has “registered” its concern with the British government over a recent advisory from the Foreign and Commonwealth...

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GUYANA | Guyana exporting rice to Cuba

GUYANA | Guyana exporting rice to Cuba

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Aug 14, CMC – Guyana says it will make its first shipment of rice to Cuba in September following a series of negotiations over the past few months...

15-08-2017 Hits:18 Regional Economy

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BARBADOS | Barbados PM calls on nationals to help turn around challenges facing country

BARBADOS | Barbados PM calls on national…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 15, CMC – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart Tuesday urged Barbadians to show the same resilience their forefathers showed in building the Panama Canal saying it is now...

15-08-2017 Hits:21 Caribbean

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BERMUDA | Former finance minister says Cannonier was “fall guy” over Jetgate

BERMUDA | Former finance minister says C…

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug 15, CMC – Former finance minister Bob Richards says the former ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) scored a huge own goal by making Craig Cannonier the “fall...

15-08-2017 Hits:19 Caribbean

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ST. VINCENT | Woman set ablaze after refusing to have sex with a man

ST. VINCENT | Woman set ablaze after ref…

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 15, CMC – Police say a man is assisting their investigations as they probe the circumstances that led to a 44-year-old woman being set afire in...

15-08-2017 Hits:19 Justice

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CARIBBEAN | Bermuda keeping eye on Hurricane Gert

CARIBBEAN | Bermuda keeping eye on Hurri…

MIAMI, Aug 15, CMC – Bermuda was keeping an eye on Hurricane Gert that could begin affecting the British Overseas Territory over the next few days with “life threatening surf...

15-08-2017 Hits:17 Weather

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CARIBBEAN | OECS conducting poverty research training in sub-region

CARIBBEAN | OECS conducting poverty rese…

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Aug 15, CMC – The St. Lucia-based Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) says it is conducting training seminars that build the capacity of public servants, and...

15-08-2017 Hits:15 Caribbean

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CARIBBEAN | CXC looking to increase e-marking

CARIBBEAN | CXC looking to increase e-ma…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, August 15, CMC – The Barbados-based regional examinations body, the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), has announced plans to increase electronic marking of annual exams.

15-08-2017 Hits:18 Caribbean

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TRINIDAD | Government appoints sole investigator to probe transportation woes

TRINIDAD | Government appoints sole inve…

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 15, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government Tuesday said it had appointed a businessman, Christian Mouttet to be the sole investigator into the circumstances...

15-08-2017 Hits:17 Caribbean

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