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Guyana’s Cyber Crime Bill aims to crack down on child porn

Guyana is taking steps to clamp down on sharing nude images, including child pornography, when the Cyber Crime Bill becomes law. The bill states that those who use technology to arrange a meeting with a child with the intent of abuse or sexual activity with a child, or producing child pornography, is committing an offence. Read More

Antigua to rearrange inmates with new remand centre, early releases for minor crimes

Antigua and Barbuda’s government has announced that a remand centre will be built to separate first time offenders from hardened criminals. Public Safety Minister Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin says the move will address a number of issues, including overcrowding in the country’s main prison. Benjamin also says that scores of prisoners jailed for minor offences will Read More

New Zika virus cases confirmed in Martinique

Martinique has become the 11th country in the Caribbean to confirm reports of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and the 12th country to confirm local transmission of the disease. Last month, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirmed five cases of Zika in Suriname. Transmission of the virus has also been reported in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Read More

Jwala Rambarran fired as T&T Central Bank Governor

Trinidad and Tobago’s Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran has been fired. The decision was taken by the cabinet yesterday. It’s understood that the acting President has signed off on Rambarran’s dismissal. President Anthony Carmona is overseas on vacation and Senate President Christine Kangaloo is acting as President. Rambarran has been criticized by the government and Read More

Barbados: Maria Agard suit against BLP adjourned

Lawyers for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) have successfully sought an adjournment in the civil suit brought against the party by embattled Christ Church West MP Maria Agard. The matter came up for hearing in the Number 11 Supreme Court Wednesday morning, and has been adjourned until April 7. Agard’s lawyer, Queens Counsel Hal Gollop, Read More

T&T Islamic group leader says ISIS runaways should return home

Umar Abdullah, the head of the Islamic Front of Trinidad and Tobago, says nationals fighting with ISIS should be allowed to return to the country freely. Abdullah says the Government should create fertile soil for these men and their families to return from Syria and other battlegrounds. However, former National Security Minister Gary Griffith says Read More

Date expected for local government elections in Guyana

Guyana’s Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan is set to announce the date for the long overdue local government elections tomorrow morning. A release from the Ministry states that the Minister will be hosting a press conference to announce the date, which is expected to be in March or April 2016. Local government elections were last Read More

WICB head Cameron turns down CARICOM meeting on board’s dissolution

Following calls to have the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) dissolved, the board’s president Dave Cameron said he was too busy to have a meeting with CARICOM leaders on the matter. Cameron was invited to an urgent meeting earlier this month by Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell to discuss a review panel’s report which calls Read More

Dominica PM calls for action on health, climate change in OECS meeting

A fresh appeal has been made for a health scheme within the Eastern Caribbean, as the region faces a rise in chronic non-communicable diseases. Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made the call at the 62nd OECS meeting in Roseau. He says such diseases can have adverse effects on individual personal finances in the country, unless Read More

France extends state of emergency to overseas territories after Paris attacks

France’s Minister of Overseas Territories George Pau-Langevin says the state of emergency declared by President François Hollande following the terrorist attacks in Paris has been extended to the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, St. Martin and St. Barthélemy. Hollande declared the state of emergency last weekend after the ISIS terrorist group Read More


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