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March for Our Lives to US Lawmakers: Gun Control or We'll Vote You Out

In the United States the massive March for Our Lives, in Washington D.C. portrayed a powerful movement that demands political action to curtain gun violence, and promised consequences for those who fail to take a stance. “Who here is going to vote in the 2018 elections,” David Hogg asked the crowd during one of the marches Saturday.

Statement CARICOM Election Observation Mission

ST. JOHNS, Antigua, March 23, 2018 - The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Antigua and Barbuda’s general election has said that the results “reflect the will of the people,” even though there were issues relating to the electoral process.
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ANTIGUA | Gaston Brown's new cabinet sworn in

ST. JOHNS, Antigua, March 23, 2018 - The Cabinet of the returning Gaston Browne administration was yesterday sworn in by Governor General Sir Rodney Williams, following the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party’s (ABLP) comprehensive victory in Wednesday’s general election.
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Fly Jamaica crew member held with drugs at JFK

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A Fly Jamaica airways crew member who attempted to smuggle US$160,000 worth of cocaine into the country, is facing US  federal narcotics smuggling charges.
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US Police Shot Unarmed Black Suspect 20 Times

Washington, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) US media is today broadcasting videos in which two local police officers from Sacramento, California shot 20 times an African American suspicious of carrying a gun, when he actually what he was carrying was a cell phone.

Trump announces $60bn in China tariffs

WASHINGTON, DC,  March 22, 2018 - (BBC) – The US plans to impose tariffs on up to $60bn in Chinese goods and limit the country’s investment in the US in retaliation for years of alleged intellectual property theft.

JAMAICA | Land Agency and LAMP to Be Merged

KINGSTON, March 22, 2018 - The merger of the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) and the National Land Agency (NLA) to create a new land-titling agency and legal machinery will start officially in April.

ANTIGUA | Gaston Browne leads ABLP to Victory over UPP

ST. JOHNS,  Antigua, March 22, 2018 - The ruling Antigua Barbuda Labour Party led by Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has won the 2018 general elections, capturing nine of the 10 seats declared here early Thursday, according to the preliminary figures released by the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC).
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ANTIGUA | Browne, Lovell, Daniel clash in debate on ZDK Radio

ANTIGUA, March 17, 2018 - As tension continue to run high in the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda, with the March 21 election day just around the corner, a war of words erupted on radio yesterday afternoon among Prime Minister Gaston Browne and two opposition members who hope to replace him.
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JAMAICA | Appeal Court Rules: INDECOM has no powers to Arrest, Charge, Prosecute

KINGSTON,  March 18, 2018 - After years of confusion regarding whether the INDECOM Act gives the investigative body the power to arrest, charge and prosecute members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Appeal Court in a100-page judgement on Friday, ruled that the INDECOM Act is not empowered by section 20 of the Act, statute or common law, to arrest, charge of  prosecute any person for an offence.
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JAMAICA | State of Emergency Declared in St. Catherine North Police Division

KINGSTON, March 18, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness, this morning declared a State of Public Emergency in the St. Catherine North Police Division. A joint Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)/Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) team was deployed to the area this morning to undertake enhanced security measures for an initial 14 days, in accordance with the Emergency Powers Act.

Immigration – 6 US ICE Immigrant Arrest Facts That Will Shock You

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Mar. 16, 2018: While Donald Trump and his attorney general may falsely claim the administration’s immigration agenda remains to round up and deport hardened criminals from the US, including MS-13 gang members, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE’s), own data tells a different tale. Here are six facts from the ICE data that will shock you:
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JAMAICA | Gov't amends proposal for 4-year negotiating cycle

KINGSTON, March 15, 2016 - Finance Minister Audley Shaw  re-tabled the Financial Administration and Audit Act (Compensation Negotiating Cycles) Order 2018 in the House of Representatives yesterday after withdrawing it to make an amendment in relation to the four year negotiating cycle for which the administration has been severely criticized by the Opposition and union based stakeholders.

ANTIGUA | Prime Minister Browne 'Promising Landslide Victory' for Labour Party in Election

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne is promising a landslide victory, similar to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell's achievement in Grenada, in the country's upcoming general election on Mar. 21. "I am quite sure the results here in Antigua and Barbuda will be just as exciting, as we say 17 none,” Browne said as he extended “congratulations to my dear friend and brother.”
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Latin America, Caribbean Join Fight Against Hunger

Member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, have agreed to increase their efforts working collectively to help eradicate an increase in hunger since 2016 and strengthen food security in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Some delegates conceded that discussing hunger in the Caribbean in 2018 was an embarrassment.

JAMAICA | Orrette Fisher pressured into resignation from the ECJ ?

KINGSTON,  March 14, 2018 - Jamaica's Director of Elections Orrette Fisher, in a surprise move,  tendered his resignation today, ahead of a court ruling regarding his tenure at that institution. However, it is the feeling of one member of the Commission that Fisher may have been pressured out of the position.
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JAMAICA | Work in progress on special Diaspora bond

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —Work is advancing on the development of a special Diaspora bond, being spearheaded by the Economic Growth Council (EGC), which could possibly see it being floated on the market this year.
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