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Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 9:43 AM

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has introduced COVID-19 vaccination requirements to access its offices across the region. It says staff members and all persons seeking to enter its offices to do business must show proof of vaccination...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:27 PM

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – The Government of the Cayman Islands is hoping that the borders of the territory will be unlocked before the end of the year. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said that he is hoping that American Airlines...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 9:54 AM

NEW YORK, CMC – New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation protecting undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants from threats to report their immigration status.  The legislation, known as S.343-A/A.3412-A, classifies certain...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 9:54 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico sent another planeload of Haitian migrants back to their homeland Wednesday on a flight carrying 129 people to Port au Prince. Unlike the first repatriation flight in late September, Mexico did not specify that all...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 3:04 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC –Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr Carla Barnett, says an effective response to the post coronavirus (COVID-19) economic situation must include significant and broad debt reduction for all...

Published:Tuesday | October 5, 2021 | 9:37 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Prime Minister Mia Mottley is lobbying for a COVID-19 vaccine plant to be established in Barbados. Mottley, speaking to reporters following the opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2021 | 1:13 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, Monday warned that the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must be sustainable and inclusive. Addressing the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2021 | 9:33 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says he is committed to ensuring that the global body is a place where “youth voices are heard, and their ideas lead”. Guterres, who arrived in...

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2021 | 2:14 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Not a single hurricane has hit Puerto Rico this year, but hundreds of thousands of people in the United States territory feel like they're living in the aftermath of a major storm: Students do...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 2:21 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A top United States official on Friday apologised for how Haitian migrants were treated along the US-Mexico border, saying it's not how border officials or the Department of Homeland Security behave. The...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 1:43 PM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government has mandated that teachers and other school staff members be vaccinated against COVID-19. “On the basis of the advice which we have received, including advice...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 4:10 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's prime minister said Tuesday that he plans to hold a referendum to modify the country's constitution by February, and he hopes to organise presidential and legislative elections early next year. In...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 11:38 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam was a powerful Category 4 storm in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters said late Sunday that it had peaked in intensity. Sam was centred well offshore from land Monday morning, located about 800 miles east...

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2021 | 4:48 PM

Amid an outcry over the U.S. treatment of Haitian asylum-seekers, the Caribbean country's embattled prime minister pointedly today said inequalities and conflict drive migration. But he stopped short of directly criticising Washington over the...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 3:04 PM

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, United States officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately deporting...

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2021 | 10:44 AM

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by plans by United States officials to speedily send them back, as thousands of people...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 3:06 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to leave questions of human rights and democracy to the United Nations, as part of his continuing criticisms of the Organization of American States. L...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 11:27 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The office of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry issued its first public statement Thursday about evidence authorities say they have of phone calls between him and a key suspect in the presidential assassination,...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 9:24 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The main opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) was swept into office on Thursday, four years after it was severely trounced by the Free National Movement (FNM). “Thank you for seeing the possibilities of what...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 1:29 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and asked officials to bar him from leaving the country, a move that could further...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 9:44 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's Office of Citizen Protection posted a video Monday demanding that Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down as authorities seek to interview him about telephone calls he allegedly had with a key suspect in...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 2:42 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government is maintaining that teachers who stayed away from their work in support of their union's call to embark on a three-day strike last week in protest against the administration's COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 2:17 PM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – A 56-year-old vendor will reappear in a magistrate's court on September 15 after she pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of throwing missiles that could have resulted in hurting people who were present...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 10:02 AM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – St Vincent and the Grenadines says five cases of the latest strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been detected in the country and health authorities are warning that it is more transmittable and able to...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 9:45 AM

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC — A tropical storm watch has been posted in Bermuda as Hurricane Larry continues to head towards the British Overseas Territory. Forecasters have predicted that Larry, a Category 3 hurricane packing 115 miles per hour...

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