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JAMAICA | Integrity Commission asked to investigate MoBay Mayor's use of funds in Catadupa Division

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica July 12, 2020- With the exclusion of PNP Councillor for the Catadupa division of the St. James Municipal Corporation (St.JMC) Gladstone Bent, from the Council, there is concern that the Montego Bay mayor has moved to use Cllr Bent’s financial allocation to bolster his position as JLP Caretaker in that South St. James Constituency.

GUYANA | Chief Elections Officer submits report with original Region Four declaration to give APNU+AFC win

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 11, 2020 - Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield on Saturday handed in his final report on the elections to the GECOM Chair showing the incumbent APNU+AFC with the majority of votes. However,  one of the PPP nominated Commissioners, Sase Gunraj, says the report as an “eyepass” or disrespect to the Commission, on the basis that Lowenfield was in violation of the instructions from the GECOM Chair.
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UNESCO expresses deep regret over Turkey decision to change status of historic Hagia Sophia

As the Turkish President signed a decree on Friday converting the ancient Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the UN cultural agency (UNESCO) said that it "deeply regrets the decision" made "without prior discussion", having earlier in the day called on the State to abide by its “legal commitments and obligations” in accordance with it’s status as a museum, on the World Heritage List.

JAMAICA | Did the Prime Minister Lie? Dr. Phillips Sets Record Straight !!

KINGSTON, July 9, 2020 - Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips, is concerned that his private conversations with the Prime Minister and the Governort General as Leader of the Opposition, in relation to the tenure of the Director of Public Prosecutions have become the subject of public commentary, and in a statement, has decided to set the record straight.

GUYANA | Western Envoys reminded of the A-political nature of the Guyana Defence Force

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 10, 2020 -In what has been described as an unusual move, high level diplomats from the United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union, today paid what they said was a courtesy call on the the newly minted Chief of Defence Staff of the Guyanna Dewfence Force Brigadier Brigadier Godfrey Bess, at Defence Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna.
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JAMAICA | Tablets for Teachers Programme gets Underway

KINGSTON, July 9, 2020 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness, working with the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, the Ministry of Education, and the Jamaica Teachersd Association, began distributing tablets to public sector teachers from across the island under the Tablets for Teachers Programme this morning, July 9, 2020.

JAMAICA | PNP Councillor replaced, so she crossed the floor says Party

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: July 9, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) says it was its decision on Monday, July 6, 2020 to inform Councillor Faith Sampson that she would be replaced as the Party’s candidate for the John’s Hall Division in Manchester North West, which has led to her decision today to change party affiliation.

GUYANA | GECOM may meet on Friday to discuss CCJ Ruling

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, July 9, 2020 - Members of the Guyana Elections Commission, were today reviewing the written ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice ahead of the Commission’s meeting, possibly on Friday, to discuss the ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice on the Guyana Election declaration.

GUYANA | CCJ Rules, Guyana Court of Appeal Decision Thrown out

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, July 8, 2020 - The Caribbean Court of Justice, having found that it did indeed have jurisdiction to hear the appeal in the Guyana Election case, in a unanimous verdict, threw out the decision of the Guyana Appeal Court that inserted the word “valid” into the consideration of votes for the election of a president.
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JAMAICA | Holness declares ZOZO for August Town

KIGSTON,  Jamaicaq July 8, 2020 - A Zone of Special Operation (ZOSO) has been declared in August Town, St Andrew in response to the upsurge in criminal activity and violence in that community and in an effort to restore public order and sustainable peace.

JAMAICA | Dismantling of Local Governance Structures opens the door to corruption says Phillips

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, July 7, 2020: People’s National Party’s (PNP) President, M.P., Dr. Peter Phillips, says there has been a systematic weakening of the local government structures by Jamaica Labour Party-led municipal councils, and this has had the effect of robbing some communities of adequate representation, and swinging the doors wide open for the continued raiding of the public coffers through the dismantling of the internal audit arrangements.

T&T | Suspend cops involved in Morvant deaths PCA advised

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, July 7, 2020 - The director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West, has advised Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to suspend the police officers involved in the shooting deaths of three men in Morvant.
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T&T | Rowley Axes Ancil Antoine, called America "a Sh**hole country"

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, July 6, 2020 - People’s National Movement MP Ancil Antoine has been dropped as the party’s D’Abadie O’Meara candidate in the upcoming August 10 elections,  due to insensitive and objectionable statements he made about the United States during a political meeting on Saturday.

UNITED STATES | Non-immigrant students taking only online courses in September must exit the US

WASHINGTON – July 6, 2020 - Students from the Caribbean who study in the United States could be affected by  today’s announcement by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that international students “may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States” during the fall 2020 semester, as schools and universities across the country consider how to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK | Aircraft mechanic charged for importing 11+K of coke from MoBay

NEW YORK , NY, July 6, 2020 -  An American Airlines mechanic at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), 52-year-old Paul Belloisi of Hicksville, New York, was arraigned on Monday for allegedly importing more than twenty-five pounds of cocaine that was recovered from an external compartment of a jetliner from Montego Bay.
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CARICOM | Gonsalves defends Mottley's position on Guyana

CARICOM, July 3, 2020 - As Outgoing Chair of CARICOM and prime minister of Barbados Mia Mottley this morning handed over the Chairmanship of the regional body to the Prime Minister of St. Vincent, she used the opportunity to once again express her concern about the political situation in Guyana.
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CARICOM | Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is the New Chairman of CARICOM

CARICOM,  Frtiday July 3, 2020 -  Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, on Friday morning officially took up the Chairmanship of CARICOM, pledging to work to ensure a more sufficient air transport system to serve the sub-region.
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TT | Rowley attempting to “mamaguy” the country says Kamla

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, July 3, 2020 - Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is attempting to “mamaguy” the country by setting up the national recovery programme to address issues in at-risk communities. Its too little, too late she says!
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