Fri | Aug 23, 2019

Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it has not followed a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to devalue its currency. The Trinidad and Tobago dollar is equivalent to US$0.16...

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Prime Minister Gaston Browne says “there appears to be miscommunication” between the Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited and Scotiabank regarding the company’s interest in...

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas has suspended issuing visas to Haitians until further notice. In a short statement Wednesday, a government spokesperson said this is due to “current technical and other challenges”, but did...

WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning of what it describes as “the complex situation” of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean. PAHO says the region is currently experiencing “a new...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The police have launched an investigation into an incident in which a British woman who was strangled, doused with a flammable liquid, and set on fire. According to reports in the British media, Natalie Crichlow,...

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses. The practice was, until recently, common in the tech...

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC –The St Kitts-Nevis government says it is encouraged by the decision by gang members to voluntarily hand over as many as 30 illegal weapons, adding that the move augurs well for the peace and security in the twin-...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – National Security Minister Stuart Young said that national security law enforcement and intelligence agencies are on high alert after threatening messages had been posted on social media calling for the killing...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Sugar Association of the Caribbean is urging Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to strengthen the regional market for Caribbean white sugar by enforcing the Common External Tariff (CET) on imported white...

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC –A Magistrate Court has adjourned to September 3 the trial of a 44-year-old Jamaican man on a charge of bigamy. On May 21, police arrested Claude Murray, a resident of Peruvian Vale, a community in eastern St...
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