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T&T appeals court to set date for poll time extension case

Trinidad and Tobago’s Court of Appeal is expected to set a date within the next 28 days to hear two appeals filed by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) and the People’s National Movement (PNM). They’re fighting the United National Congress’ (UNC) legal challenge against the EBC’s one-hour extension for voting time in last month’s Read More

Miami-bound flight from Grenada lands safely after turbulence

An American Airlines flight from Grenada to Miami gave passengers an extremely bumpy ride, with five passengers taken to a local hospital for minor injuries from severe turbulence. Flight 982, which departed from Maurice Bishop International Airport, landed at Miami International Airport shortly before noon yesterday, carrying 74 passengers and a five-member crew. In a Read More

Canada to help Guyana with long-delayed local government elections

The Canadian government has offered to help Guyana with their local government elections, which have not taken place since 1994. Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Pierre Giroux talked with Guyanese Minister of State Joseph Harmon, and they agreed on a Sovereign Wealth Fund from Ottawa as well as training for public servants. Harmon says that Read More

4.8 earthquake detected in St. Lucia

St. Lucia’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) says sections of the island were rocked by an earthquake on Thursday afternoon. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies confirmed that a 4.8 magnitude quake was felt in St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent, and Martinique around 2:30pm. According to NEMO, reports of tremors Read More

Less-populated islands in Bahamas flooded by Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin is causing flooding in lightly populated parts of the Bahamas. The category 4 hurricane has been lashing the islands since yesterday. Clint Watson, senior reporter with BCB in the Bahamas, says there are no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, but there has been severe flooding in some islands. Watson also says the Read More

Accused Montserrat lawyer Brandt alleges police harassment

Montserrat lawyer David S. Brandt says the actions of law enforcement against him are tantamount to harassment. Brandt was arrested on September 18, then bailed and arrested again along with his wife on September 25. Brandt says the lawmen arrested the couple last Friday for having an unlicensed firearm. Brandt, who was chief minister of Read More

St. Lucia works on restoring stadium housing burned-out hospital

In St. Lucia, the process has begun to secure finance options to revamp the George Odlum Stadium in Vieux Fort. The stadium has been the temporary home of the St. Jude’s Hospital, which was destroyed by a fire in September 2009. The stadium remains unavailable for international events, and has also experienced significant deterioration. Prime Read More

Guyana President Granger appeals to UN for Venezuela border solution

Venezuela’s border dispute with Guyana was very much on the mind of Guyanese President David Granger in his address to the United Nations General Assembly. Granger called for the protection of small states, in essence warning that Guyana’s more powerful neighbour to the west was attempting to destabilize a CARICOM member state. The President appealed Read More

Caribbean tourism official wants “Open Skies” policy

Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, is pushing for an Open Skies policy in the region, with a call to scrap secondary screening at airports, wherever possible. Riley argues that an Open Skies policy would allow regional carriers to take unlimited flights to all CARICOM states and encourage the growth of competition Read More

SVG dismayed about placement on US human trafficking list

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is concerned about the country being placed on the Tier-2 watch list of the US report on human trafficking. Foreign Affairs Minister Camillo Gonsalves expressed his concern last week during the opening of a two-day training seminar on Human Trafficking. Gonsalves says this country has again been placed on the Read More

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