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Guyana’s nomination day brings top candidates together

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Hildebrand James, Grenada GIS technical director, dies at 45

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St. Lucia PM Anthony touts “jobs, jobs, jobs”

St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony says the business confidence in the economy is back, and his record on creating jobs should be clear for all to see. Addressing a public meeting of the ruling St. Lucia Labour Party last night, Anthony maintained that his government was delivering on the last election slogan of “jobs, Read More

Barbados Attorney General concerned about youth crime

Barbados Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is addressing the matter of youth and crime in the country. Brathwaite, also the Home Affairs Minister, is particularly concerned about the punishment handed to young people. He says there is a need for immediate reform, and those reforms could come as early as next month. The Attorney General says Read More

Jamaica’s NHT to decide on sale of Outameni lands

Carlton Davis, the Chairman of Jamaica’s National Housing Trust (NHT), has indicated that the entity will either be leasing or selling the Outameni property in Trelawny. Davis, who was appointed NHT Chairman on Wednesday, says the matter will be given priority attention by the Board. And in the wake of concerns by the Auditor-General over Read More

St. Kitts nationals in Britain to pay for healthcare

St. Kitts and Nevis nationals temporarily staying in the UK after six months will now benefit from health insurance, as they are required to put funds towards the UK’s National Health Service. This was done through a recently approved regulation for an Immigration Health Surcharge, introduced April 6 by the British parliament. A press release Read More

Guyana President targets private sector in election push

Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar has made a re-election pitch to the private sector. He is promising licenses for new commercial banks; cheaper air freight charges on exports for micro-, small- and medium-scale operators; and reduced “red tape” when transacting business, if he returns to office in the May 11 election. (Image source: Guyana Times)

Pope Francis to visit Cuba in September

Cubans have welcomed the news that Pope Francis will visit in September, with many calling it a powerful reinforcement of his support for improving US/Cuba relations. A spokesman from the Vatican said Francis would visit Cuba on his way to the US, but didn’t provide details or dates. The church and the Cuban government were Read More

Nepalese students stuck in St. Lucia now held in Grenada

Seven students from Nepal left stranded in St. Lucia in a human trafficking case are confirmed to be in custody in Grenada. Without providing much detail, Grenadian police say that the students, who left their travel documents with police in St. Lucia, arrived in Grenada by boat on Tuesday night. The students says that they Read More

Opposition Anguilla United Front seizes island’s elections

Preliminary figures from the island of Anguilla show the main opposition Anguilla United Front (AUF) was swept into power after winning six of the seven seats in Wednesday’s general elections. Victor Banks has been sworn in as Chief Minister. The incumbent Anguilla United Movement (AUM) did not win a seat. The AUM’s new leader, medical Read More

Emanuela Marsha Stephen, medical student from Dominica, dies in Cuba

A student from Dominica had died this Sunday while studying in Cuba. Reports say 26-year-old medical student Emanuela Marsha Stephen of Tarish Pit passed away suddenly after fainting. Her mother Catherine says she’s having a hard time coping with the loss of her daughter, who she calls a special child. Emanuela had been studying medicine Read More

Lecture held in Washington, DC to address refugee issues in Americas

Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, is the keynote speaker at the 59th Lecture of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS), held today at the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC. The lecture will address the issues related to the status and protection of the rights of refugees in the region, Read More

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