Thu | May 23, 2019

Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The government has granted 93 Venezuelans who were detained by the police on Wednesday permission to stay in the twin-island republic until the end of July. The Venezuelan men, women, and children...

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, United States Virgin Islands, CMC – A judge of the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands has dismissed an appeal by the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, against a US$1.55 million award to a former employee...

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC  — National Security Minister Wayne Caines has granted Jamaican reggae star, Buju Banton, permission to perform in Bermuda, despite a well-publicised drugs conviction in the United States. Caines said he had...

NEW YORK, CMC – A judge on Friday sentenced a Brooklyn youth to 17 1/3 years in jail for killing a 22-year-old college student just before the Caribbean J’Ouvert festival in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn began in 2016....

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government is maintaining its position regarding the sale of Scotiabank on the island, even as it acknowledged being “informed’ of the present situation. A...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Law enforcement authorities are searching for eight prisoners, including seven on murder charges, who escaped from the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca on Tuesday night. “They are notorious and they could...

GENEVA, CMC — A senior United Nations official has highlighted the importance of disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean amid the “existential threat” that climate change poses to the region. Head of the UN Office for...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC –The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning the region that as the rainy seasons approaches every effort must be made to intensify efforts to deal with mosquitoes, which it describes as...

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC — The British government has turned down a United Kingdom parliamentary committee proposal to give British residents in Bermuda the right to vote in elections in the island, the media reported on Monday. The plan had...

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – Five months after the BVI Tourist Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US-based homestay provider, local property owners will now be required to pay a hotel accommodation tax. A...
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