Mon | May 28, 2018

Caribbean

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For decades, Colombians voted with an eye on the bloody conflict with leftist rebels that dominated their country and politics. But today they are casting their ballots in the first presidential election since the...

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the United Kingdom’s minister with responsibility for the British Overseas Territories, will discuss the controversial move to impose public registers of beneficial...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC  – The Trinidad and Tobago Cabinet has instructed President Paula Mae-Weekes to proclaim the Anti-Gang Act, 2018 tomorrow to give the police the power to pursue and prosecute all members...

Barbadians were out from as early as 4:30 a.m. local time, ready to cast their votes in what has been tagged as a historic election. "We have seen a marked increase in the number of young people voting in this election," returning...

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, May, 24, CMC   –  Hundreds of Grenadians are expected to have criminal records expunged from the system due to the establishment of a Rehabilitation Board in accordance with the Rehabilitation...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart defended the stewardship of his administration over the last five years, telling Barbadians that difficult situations had required “hard choices”. Stuart, who is...

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – The Dominica government has announced the establishment of a special employment programme to bring relief to citizens who would have lost their jobs following the passage of Hurricane Maria last September. Prime...

As the number of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s deepening economic and humanitarian crisis climbs, a burgeoning industry providing a crucial lifeline is emerging: Remittances. Experts estimate Venezuelans send at least $1 billion a year...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the cash-strapped University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is to send home nearly 300 non-academic staff as part of the efforts to restructure the operations of the...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC –A senior lecturer at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has welcomed the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) regarding the registration of Commonwealth citizens...
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