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HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Thursday that the island has lost nearly $5.6 billion in one year as a result of economic sanctions imposed by US President Donald Trump. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez decried what he said was a...

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon is expected to be at or near hurricane strength as it gets closer to Bermuda by Thursday morning. It is still too early to tell what Epsilon’s track and intensity will be once it’s near the...

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...

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 rattled Antigua and Barbuda and two other Caribbean countries during the early hours of Friday, the Trinidad-based Seismic research center (SRC) has confirmed. There were...

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC: The people of St Vincent and the Grenadines  will go to the polls in a general election on November 5. Prime Minister Dr Ralph  Gonsalves who is seeking his fifth consecutive term, made the announcement...

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...
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