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BARBADOS | PM Stuart likens CCJ to politicians wearing robes

BRIDGETOWN, May 21, 2018 — Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart is not happy with the decisions coming from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), and has told party faithfuls that if his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is re-elected in Thursday's general election, his administration will leave the CCJ in its appellate jurisdiction.

JAMAICA | 'Scandal bags' soon to be banned by government

KINGSTON, Jamaica May 18 - If Daryl Vaz, the Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has his way, persons going the the supermarket or the produce market will have to take their own multiple use containers to transport their groceries.

ANTIGUA | Government Apologizes to Rastafarians for Discrimination

Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the Organisation of the American States (OAS), Ronald Sanders, delivered an address to the organization's Permanent Council where he apologized, on behalf of his government, for decades of discrimination unleashed against the Rastafarian community.
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CUBA | More than 100 die in Havana air crash

Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner which covered Havana-Holguin route, crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media say.

BELIZE | Faith leaders consult on HIV/AIDS in Belize City

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana  - May 15, 2018 -  The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), has engaged the region's churches in trying to prepare their congregants p not only "for heaven but also to provide them with a model for living a life here and now.”
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CARICOM | Hurricanes Irma and Maria a hint of what the future holds

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyanav-  Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque warned that Hurricanes Irma and Maria which devastated many countries in the Region last year were “a hint at what the future holds”.
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JAMAICA | FID Successful on Cash Forfeiture: US$485,700.00

KINGSTON, MAY 16, 2018 - The Financial Investigations Division (“the FID”) was successful today in obtaining a cash forfeiture order totalling Four Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand Seven Hundred United States Dollars (US$485,700.00) in the Corporate Area Parish Court. The cash was seized on December 3, 2011, from two South African nationals, Mr. Mohammad Asif Ahmad and Mr. Faisal Muhammad, when they landed at the Norman Manley International Airport.
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JAMAICA | Supreme Court to consider motion to declare sections of the National ID Act Unconstitutional

KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 15, 2018 - The Jamaican Supreme court will on June 8, hear a case from the Parliamentary Opposition, which has filed an action seeking a declaration that sections of the National Identification and Registration (NIDS) Act 2017 has breached guaranteed constitutional rights of Jamaican citizens and legal permanent residents of Jamaica.

Jamaica to develop policy for natural disaster risk management

Kingston, Jamaica: 29 April 2018 - Prior to the end of the Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement with the IMF Jamaica will develop, with the technical assistance of multilateral partners, a Public Financial Management Policy for Natural Disaster Risk combined with a ten-year operational plan for its implementation that takes into account fiscal space and other limitations.

JAMAICA | BOJ to update investment frameworkfor non-banking financial sector

KINGSTON.April 30, 2018 - Minister of Finance, Dr. Nigel Clarke has announced that the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has retained the services of Mr. David "Billy" Marston, a former Senior Advisor, Deputy Director and Chief Risk Officer of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to advise the BOJ on the non-banking financial sector.

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns

LONDON, April 30, 2018 - The United Kingdom’s Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has resigned on the basis that she "inadvertently misled" MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants.
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Remittance payments hit record in 2017: World Bank

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The World Bank says remittances from immigrants back to their home countries rebounded to reach a new record in 2017, but the costs of transferring funds also increased .
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Koreas pledge Nuclear Free Peninsula, End to Korean War

PEACE HOUSE, PANMUNJOM, April 27, 2018 - The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons after holding a historic summit. The announcement was made by the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea after talks at the border.
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