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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) education ministers have “unanimously” proposed that the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) commit to a total waiver of fees for reviews of the...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Five countries in the Eastern Caribbean have been deemed as safe for citizens of the United States to travel. According to the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the countries that have no...

NEW YORK, CMC – An immigration advocacy group based in the United States says that the decision by the US Supreme Court on Tuesday permitting the Trump administration to halt the 2020 census count ahead of schedule will significantly hurt...

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – St Lucia has recorded its first casualty to the mosquito-borne dengue fever, two months after declaring an outbreak of the disease. According to the Ministry of Health, the victim is an adult male who...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake that struck in open water Wednesday was felt in several Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico. The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred 42 miles east-southeast of...

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – Belizeans will vote for a new government on November 11 after Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who is bowing out of active politics, announced that he had advised the Governor Genera, Sir Colville Norbert Young, to...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale was felt in sections of the twin-island republic on Sunday afternoon. According to the Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies...

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Health officials in St Lucia say they have seen an increase in cases of the mosquito-borne dengue fever since an outbreak was declared in August. To date, St Lucia has recorded a total of 503 confirmed cases of...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A magistrate has sentenced a 50-year-old man to three years imprisonment after he was convicted of the charge of trespassing with the intent to commit a sexual offence on a 56-year-old woman who died from the...

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government has sought to clarify an official circular from the Department of Public Administration (DPA) which announced that, with immediate effect, the temporary suspension of the payment of...
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