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T&T opposition MPs walk out during No Confidence Motion vote

In Trinidad and Tobago, the vote on the Motion of No Confidence in Opposition Leader Keith Rowley was postponed due to a walkout of MPs from the People’s National Movement (PNM). Diego Martin North East MP Colm Imbert led the walkout after he finished his contribution on the Motion yesterday. In piloting the Motion, Leader Read More

Dominica PM welcomes business with Malaysia

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has told a newspaper in Malaysia that his country is open for business, but only if investors play by the rules. Skerrit says Dominica is positioning itself to become an offshore banking facility, and as it transforms from an agricultural economy to a services-based one, it has to shake off Read More

Barbuda People’s Movement calls for recount in council poll

The Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) has requested a recount after Tuesday night’s council election. The BPM’s Nadia John racked up 422 votes, but lost to the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party’s (ABLP) Emerick John by one vote. Her party has written to the returning Officer John Jarvis, seeking the recount, based on the closeness of Read More

EU working toward better ties with Cuba

The European Union says it’s working to normalize ties with Cuba, with the hope of reaching an accord by the end of the year. Federica Mogherini, the highest-ranking EU official ever to visit Cuba, says the fact that she travelled to Havana so soon after becoming foreign policy chief on November 1 showed how important Read More

Grenada moves towards universal health care

The government of Grenada is moving towards universal health care for Grenadians. Health Minister Nickolas Steele says the Insurance is to provide access to a full or partial subsidized rate. Steele says that he has initiated discussions with the NIS and a meeting is scheduled between the Health Insurance Committee and the NIS Board of Read More

Venezuela distributes petition for US to drop “security threat” executive order

Venezuela’s President Nicholas Maduro has embarked on a mission to gather 10 million signatures before the 7th Summit of the Americas, scheduled for April 10 and 11 in Panama City. The signatures are part of a petition to US President Barack Obama to revoke his executive order declaring Venezuela a ‘security threat’. The Venezuelan embassy Read More

Jamaica Opposition Leader Andrew Holness loses Senate appeal

Jamaica’s Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has lost his Senate appeal. The Court of Appeal today delivered its decision in the appeal brought by Holness, who challenged a ruling in the Constitutional Court regarding the controversial dismissal of Arthur Williams from the Senate. His lawyers had insisted that the Constitutional Court did not have the jurisdiction Read More

Small states discuss development financing at Barbados conference

A two-day conference has started today in Barbados aimed at identifying practical solutions to the challenges in development funding for small states. The Commonwealth Conference on Finance for Development in Small States will focus on understanding the implications of the post-2015 financing framework, and deciding how small states can take advantage of current opportunities domestically Read More

T&T Health Minister meets with frustrated hospital workers

Trinidad and Tobago’s Health Minister Fuad Khan has agreed to review hospital workers’ demands after they protested outside the Ministry of Health this morning. President of the Public Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Watson Duke, says the health care workers need to have their demands met. The workers eventually met with Khan, who told Read More

St. Kitts: Josephine Huggins named first woman Cabinet Secretary

St. Kitts and Nevis has appointed their first female Cabinet Secretary. Josephine Huggins is the former head of the Federation’s Public Service Commission and Police Service Commission. Huggins joins the Cabinet, which has the role of directing Government policy and making decisions about national issues. She has over 30 years of public service experience in Read More

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