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Antigua moves to ban smoking in public spaces.

Antigua and Barbuda is taking steps to ban smoking in public places. Health Minister, Molwyn Joseph says the Attorney General has been asked to draft the necessary legislation, to allow for the change to be implemented. Minister Joseph says the draft should be ready in the coming months and the bill brought before parliament later Read More

Two European men have been arrested in Barbados, in connection with ATM scam operation

Barbados Police have arrested two Eastern European men in an ATM skimming scam. The arrest comes a year and a half after two Bulgarians were arrested for similar charges after allegedly stealing close to a quarter million US dollars from several ATM machines across the island . This time around, 25-year-old Antoin Nedev and 39-year-old Read More

Tobago Tourism is looking up these days

The Secretary of Tourism and Transportation Assemblyman Tracy Davidson-Celestine says things are looking up for Tobago’s tourism sector.   Davidson-Celestine has supported her claim with statistics during the Face to Face community meeting series at the Lowlands Multi-Purpose Community Centre on March 17.   She was responding to a claim by a local businessman that Read More

Dominican Bishop wants sexual child abuse to get national attention

In Dominica, the Bishop of Roseau, his Lordship Gabriel Malzaire wants the issue of sexual child abuse to get national attention.     Malzaire says the issue has been on the table but that more needs to be done to bring protection to children.     He also commended the Social Welfare department for trying Read More

Prisoners in Guyana reach “gentleman’s agreement” with government.

After days of protests by prisoners at Guyana’s main jail, an agreement has been reached on steps to improve conditions at the penal institution.   The protests left 17 inmates dead.   Inmates at the Camp Street Prison will be allowed to call their families more regularly, the quality of their meals will be improved, Read More

Prime Minister Andrew Holness unveils new cabinet.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness unveils the new cabinet which includes some new faces and some veterans of the Jamaica Labour Party.   G987’s Chris Hayles has more on the cabinet in this report.    

Jamaica: Defeated MP Damion Crawford not seeking bid next time

In Jamaica, the outgoing MP for East Rural St. Andrew, Damion Crawford, says he declined an invitation by the PNP to represent the party in the constituency at the next General Election, after being beaten in a selection contest by businessman Peter Blake. Crawford says he was asked by PNP General Secretary Paul Burke and Read More

St. Kitts honours national hero Bradshaw

In St. Kitts and Nevis, the spotlight is being put on the life of Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Leading the charge is the opposition St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party. Bradshaw was the first premier of the country, and Opposition Leader Denzil Douglas has called on the Team Unity Read More

SVG government recognizes police work

The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has pledged its continued support to the local police force. While delivering an address at the police awards ceremony on Saturday night, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Ralph Gonsalves says his administration has done a lot in providing a better working environment for police officers Read More

Jamaica to increase national minimum wage

The Government of Jamaica is expected to announce an increase in the national minimum wage and the minimum wage for industrial security guards. The announcement is expected to be made by the Labour and Social Security Minister, Doctor Fenton Ferguson, in the House of Representatives. Last year, a Commission was set up by the government Read More


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