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Services sector is vital in rebuilding Caribbean economies

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the blocklisting from the European Union, and the recent implementation of a 15 percent corporate tax...

Chase plays true to form as Windies stumble in the final...

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Dubai: West Indies suffered another dent in their confidence before the official start of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup when Afghanistan combined belligerent batting...

PAHO says local hotspots drive new COVID-19 cases in the Americas

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WASHINGTON– While overall vaccination coverage has reached 41 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean, surveillance will remain key to identifying new risks and...

JAMAICA:PM says COVID has affected revenue increases

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Prime Minister  Andrew Holness says Jamaica’s strong performance in revenue increases has been gobbled away as the country seeks to combat the...

Audiomack’s ‘Bless the Yaad’ spotlights Jamaican Artist Intence

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There is a hotbed of talent in the Caribbean, from fresh faces to legendary acts. Jamaica, in particular, produces artists with an unmistakable sound...

CLARKE ISSUES A STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF GENERAL COLIN L....

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) issued the following statement regarding the passing of General Colin L. Powell:  "On behalf of the people of...

TRINIDAD: Deputy Commissioner to continue lead police service until new top...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– In light of a High Court judge ruling that invalidated Gary Griffith's appointment as acting Commissioner of Police (CoP), Minister...

Guyana emerges top in the region in CXC CAPE results

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana– Guyana has emerged at the top of this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), Director of Operations at the Caribbean Examinations Council...

Jamaica’s tourism sector earned more than a billion dollars since reopening

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica has earned an estimated US$1.7 billion since it reopened its tourism sector in June last year, Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has...

CLARKE ISSUES STATEMENT ON ARSON INCIDENT IN FLATBUSH

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) issued the following statement regarding the Thursday evening arson incident outside of the Yeshiva of Flatbush:  "Yesterday, our...

BERMUDA:COVID-19 death toll rises to 95, active cases drop

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HAMILTON, Bermuda — Bermuda announced three more coronavirus deaths on Wednesday night after Premier David Burt issued a stark warning, saying residents who do...

Trinidad launches a new project to boost competitiveness in the global...

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PORT OF SPAIN- Trinidad and Tobago has launched a project to build a quality culture in the oil-rich twin-island republic. The initiative is facilitated with...

FOOTBALL:Agard on target, but Plymouth lose, John, seals Sutton win

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BROOKLYN, NY– Kieran Agard scored his first goal since returning to the field of play, but his League 1 club side Plymouth Argyle ended on...

Exxon announces another oil discovery offshore Guyana

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BROOKLYN, NY– ExxonMobil on Thursday announced a discovery at the Catback-1 well. It increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the Stabroek...

Wilson is the only West Indian on officiating crew for the...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Trinidadian Joel Wilson will be the only West Indian member of the panel of 16 umpires and four-match referees that will oversee...

GUYANA:Government announces further cut in excise tax on fuel

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Eight months after reducing the excise tax on fuel, the government has announced a further reduction that will see prices at...

ENGLAND:Peterborough drop appeal against striker’s four-match ban

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BROOKLYN, NY – Struggling English Championship club Peterborough withdrew their appeal against a four-match suspension of a player of Jamaican descent for historical, social...

GUYANA:Union urges the Government to re-consider grants to sugar workers

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Guyana Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) says. At the same time, it welcomes the announcement by the Government that more than...

GRENADA Government announces new stimulus package, reduces curfew hours

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Grenada government, acknowledging that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic “is far from over,” says it has initiated a second stimulus package...

GUYANA: Government sets stage for solar power to be significant contributor...

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BROOKLYN, NY– Guyana is advancing a low-carbon development pathway in the shift towards clean and renewable energy. While doing so, it is setting the...

Gayle checks out of the “bubble” to focus on T20 World...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle withdrew from the Punjab King for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) because...

TRINIDAD-FIUTT warns of new scams within the tourism industry

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BROOKLYN,NY–The Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (FIUTT) is warning of an “emerging trend within the tourism sector” where fraudsters are used strategy...

TRINIDAD:Food prices increase due to a surge in international commodity prices

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BROOKLYN,NY– The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) blames a surge in international commodity prices for a "discernible increase in food prices" here. It...

TRINIDAD Government provides subvention to struggling state-owned asphalt company

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Trinidad and Tobago government Tuesday said that it would provide subventions to the state-owned Lake Asphalt Trinidad and Tobago (1978)...

Pollard fails as Mumbai’s poor run continues with defeat

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Kieron Pollard’s dry run mirrored Mumbai Indians’ form as the reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) champions lost for the...

Haiti:Journalist and singer released by kidnappers

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BROOKLYN,  NY – Kidnappers have released two people, including journalist Frantzie Siméon, abducted on Sunday night. The authorities have confirmed that the National Television of...

Barbados collects millions from Welcome Stamp Program

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BROOKLYN, NY – Barbados has earned more than eight million dollars (One Barbados dollar=US 0.50 cents) from the island’s 12-Month Welcome Stamp Programme as...

Trinidad and Tobago are observing the 45th anniversary of republican status

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BROOKLYN, NY – Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a republic with President Paula Mae Weekes calling for a “frank, dispassionate and...

St. Lucia records 12 deaths from COVID-19

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BROOKLYN, NY – St. Lucia recorded 12 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries also registered deaths and positive...

Immigrant group wants U.S. Democrats to deliver citizenship for the Caribbean

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NEW YORK, NY–An immigrant advocacy organization calls on the US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democratic Party to deliver citizenship for the...

Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago register deaths from COVID -19

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BROOKLYN, NY – Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago registered deaths linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Tuesday as health authorities in those...

Trinidad and Tobago record more cases of the Delta variant

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BROOKLYN,NY – Trinidad and Tobago has recorded three more cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as other Caribbean countries also reported...

NYS Independent Redistricting Commission’s proposed Assembly District for Richmond Hill, Ozone...

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NYS Independent Redistricting Commission’s proposed Assembly District for Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, and South Ozone Park Makes Strides in Addressing Community Concerns With the...

As Patriots romp into final

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BROOKLYN, NY – Opener Evin Lewis hit his third half-century of the campaign to pass 400 runs, as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots romped...

CORRECTED:CRICKET-U19-LEAD Windies make England scrap but still taste defeat

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BROOKLYN. NY – Pacers Andel Gordon, Johann Layne, and Isai Thorne bowled their hearts out for West Indies Under-19s. Still, England Under-19s held their...

TRINIDAD: Government minister and family in isolation

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BROOKLYN,NY – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Tuesday night indicated that a member of his Cabinet has tested positive for COVID-19. Speaking at a virtual...

ST VINCENT WOMAN CHARGE DROPPED

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BROOKLYN, NY – The prosecution on Wednesday withdrew the wounding charge against Annamay Lewis, the woman who was accused of striking Prime Minister Dr....

Grenada: Midfielder Berkeley-Agyepong helps Aldershot win the first game

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BROOKLYN,NY – Grenada international Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong scored a late goal as Aldershot Town claimed their first points of the new English National League season...

GUYANA:Prisoner was stabbed to death over the improvised weapon

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BROOKLYN,NY– Police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old prisoner stabbed on Sunday during a fight with other prisoners over an improvised weapon. Police said...

TRINIDAD:Muslim leader denies threatening government, police

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BROOKLYN, NY- The leader of the Jamaal al Muslimeen group, Yasin Abu Bakr, has denied a declaration of “war” on the Trinidad and Tobago...

Guyana seeking CARICOM support on border dispute with Venezuela during emergency...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Guyana will use an emergency meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders later on Monday to seek continued support from the 15-member...

TLC ANNOUNCES DETERMINATION ON NEW FOR-HIRE VEHICLE LICENSES

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NEW YORK – The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) todayreleased its biannual decision on whether to license new For-Hire Vehicles.Following a...

GUYANA:Man killed hours after registering his newborn baby

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BROOKLYN, NY– Police are investigating a case in which a  36-year old gold miner was stabbed to death on Thursday night hours after he...

US continues TPS for Haitians

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Joe Biden administration has announced the automatic extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti and five other countries. “TPS...

JAMAICA:Government suspends first dose administration of Pfizer vaccine

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BROOKLYN, NY– Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the first-dose administration of the Pfizer coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will be suspended after Friday,...

GUYANA:Second oil ship begins voyage to Guyana

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BROOKLYN ,NY – The Liza Unity floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), Guyana’s second oil ship, has begun its voyage to Guyana, having...

JAMAICA:Government developing border security policy and strategy

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BROOKLYN, NY – Government is developing a Border Security Policy and Strategy that will protect the country against various threats, including the illegal movement...

CRICKET:King ends rut with fifty to inspire Amazon Warriors to win

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BROOKLYN, NY – Opener Brandon King made a welcomed return to form, stroking a measured half-century to fire Guyana Amazon Warriors to a 17-run...

GRENADA:College student succumbs to COVID-19

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BROOKLYN, NY – Grenada on Thursday recorded its 15th COVID-19 death – a teenager at the island’s lone community college. “It is with deep and...

Caribbean countries register deaths due to COVID 19

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BROOKLYN, NY– Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries Monday reported deaths due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as regional states urged their populations to continue...

CRICKET:U19 Runs possible despite unfamiliar conditions, says Bishop

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BROOKLYN, NY– Rising Stars stroke-maker Teddy Bishop has underscored the value of batsmen making adjustments to their approach to score runs in English conditions. On...

GUYANA: Government, opposition at odds over new COVID regulation

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BROOKLYN, NY– Business establishments in Guyana Monday began implementing new measures outlined by the government, including that anyone entering public buildings as well as...

Clifton joins UK club Boreham Wood

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BROOKLYN, NY – Montserrat international Adrian Clifton, who has scored four goals in 12 appearances for the island, has joined English National League side...

Grenada:Government may convert the second biggest hospital to “COVID Hospital

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BROOKLYN,NY – Grenada, expressing concerns that the next 10 days could be a defining moment in its battle with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has...

St. Lucia records deaths amid the fourth wave of the COVID...

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BROOKLYN, NY – St. Lucia has recorded two deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as health authorities confirm that the island is experiencing the...

GUYANA:Teachers union warns of strike action on the opening day of...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Guyana’s education system could be thrown into chaos on Monday after the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) called on its members to...

Haiti ends the search and rescue operation two weeks after earthquake

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BROOKLYN,NY –  Haiti says it will end one search and rescue operations on Friday o more than two weeks after a powerful earthquake struck...

GUYANA:Granger denies stepping down, says he has taken leave of absence

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BROOKLYN,NY –Former president David Granger has denied stepping down as leader of the opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), insisting that he has only...

GRENADA:Parliament to debate multi-million dollar supplementary budget

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BROOKLYN, NY– Nearly nine months after Parliament approved the 2021 national budget, the Keith Mitchell administration is seeking parliamentary approval for a supplementary budget...

INTERPOL opens liaison office in the Caribbean

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BROOKLYN, NY– The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) Wednesday opened a liaison office for the Caribbean, promising to bring an international network to help Caribbean...

Belize government to increase fines for spreading fake news

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BROOKLYN, NY–The Belize government goes to Parliament later on Friday with legislation that allows for fines of up to BDZ$3,000 (One Belize dollar=US$=0.49 cents)...

Trinidadians scammed of millions of dollars

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (FIUTT) is reporting an increase in “romance scams and frauds,” especially during the...

PCR test requirements for employees are lawful, says former Speaker

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BROOKLYN, NY –Guyana Attorney at law Ralph Ramkarran, has weighed in on the vaccination requirements instituted by the government and says that these measures are...

Court upholds 20-year jail sentence for former Suriname President

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Court-Martial of Suriname confirmed the 20-year jail sentence imposed on former Suriname President Desi Bouterse for the murder of 15 people....

Seales, Holder rise in ICC charts but a little movement for...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Teenaged fast bowler Jayden Seales and former captain Jason Holder were the only players making significant strides in the most recent...

TCI Forbes, Reggae Boy Flemmings on the scoresheet but suffer contrasting...

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BROOKLYN,NY– Turks and Caicos International, Billy Forbes, netted a brace while Reggae Boy Junior Flemmings extended his scoring streak, in contrasting results for their...

KEEPING J’OUVERT RELEVANT DURING THE PANDEMIC

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Brooklyn, NY- As keepers of a culture grounded in artistic expression and national pride, the officers and members of J’Ouvert City International are saddened...

Fraser-Pryce shatters meet record to beat Thompson-Herah

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Brooklyn, NY – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defied chilly temperatures to win the 100 meters at the Lausanne Diamond League here Thursday, smashing the meet record...

Trinidad rattled by the earthquake

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BROOKLYN, NY – The northwestern end of Trinidad was rattled by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 magnitude on Monday, the Seismic Research...

GUYANA:Businessman sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a teenager

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BROOKLYN, NY– A High Court judge Monday sentenced a businessman to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after 20 years, following his conviction...

EMBRACE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN, SAYS DJ RAS EMMANUEL

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by Dave Rodney, CARIBBEAN TIMES Writer On the heels of his last chart-topping video "Mad Love for You" where he was urging men in the...

New judge appointed to investigate assassination of President Moise: Haiti

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BROOKLYN, NY –The Dean of the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince, Bernard Saint-Vil, has appointed Justice Gary Orélie as the new investigating magistrate...

ST. VINCENT: Magistrate recuses herself in a trial involving a government...

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BROOKLYN, NY – A magistrate has recused herself from hearing the case in which two people, including a government legislator, Asheville Morgan, have been...

BARBADOS:High Court rules in favor of teachers

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BROOKLYN, NY –The High Court has ruled that the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) had to be properly consulted about fundamental changes to terms...

HAITI:Death toll climbs from last weekend’s earthquake

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) calls on citizens to donate blood as the death toll from last Saturday’s powerful...

CRICKET:CWI name 26 to prepare for England tour

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BROOKLYN, NY– Cricket West Indies on Tuesday announced a 26-member squad to continue preparations for next month’s tour of England, in the build-up to...

TRINIDAD:Government defends economic policy in the COVID-19 era

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday defended its economic policies amidst the coronavirus (COVID019) pandemic, saying the financial situation in the...

Venezuelans among several charged with breaching Public Health regulations in Trinidad

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BROOKLYN, NY– A magistrate has fined 43 people including 33 Venezuelan nationals, TT$$10,000 (One TT dollar=US 0.16 cents) each after they pleaded guilty to...

GUYANA: Guyana welcomes the new Cuban health brigade

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Brooklyn, NY: Guyana Monday praised Cuba for its support to the country, especially during the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, as it welcomed 56 Cuban health professionals. “Our...

ST LUCIA:Room for improvement says hat-trick hero Poleon

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BROOKLYN, NY– Ebbsfleet United striker Dominic Poleon, eligible to represent St Lucia internationally, says more is to come from his English National League South...

BARBADOS:Emotional Bowen wins historic US$100 000

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HORSE RACING- BROOKLYN, NY – Barbadian Rocco Bowen made a stunning return to Emerald Downs to win the Pacific North-West racetrack’s most prestigious race, when...

TRINIDAD:Police Commissioner has a warning for would-be protestors

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BROOKLYN, NY – Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has told would-be protestors in Trinidad and Tobago that they should forget about following the trend that...

GUYANA:Government amends Petroleum Act

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Guyana parliament has given the green light to legislation that government legislators say will support the efforts of the Irfaan...

Trinidad and Tobago record cases of Delta variant

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BROOKLYN, NY – Trinidad and Tobago health authorities Wednesday confirmed that the country had registered two cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus...

GRENADA:Bankers worried about the slow pace of vaccination

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Grenada Bankers Association (GBA) has warned that the low levels of vaccination will “lengthen the period of economic downturn” in the...

HAITI:Colombia confirms detained nationals visited by Honorary Counsel

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BROOKLYN, NY– Less than a week after Colombia publicly called on Haitian authorities to ensure guaranteed legal and medical rights of their nationals detained...

BAHAMAS:Rastafarian community defends use of natural remedies in the fight against...

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BROOKLYN, NY – The local Rastafarian community has defended the use of natural remedies in the fight against COVID-19 by stating that none of...

Guyana and Trinidad private sector groups sign MoU

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BROOKLYN, NY – The American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana (AmCham Guyana) has agreed with its Trinidad and Tobago counterpart (AmCham T & T),...

St. Vincent:Opposition party condemns police raid on homes of supporters

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BROOKLYN, NY – The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) is claiming harassment and intimidation after the police late Saturday raided the homes of...

US Coast Guard offloads US$1.4 billion in illegal narcotics seized in...

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BROOKLYN,NY – The United States Coast Guard says the crew of its Cutter James offloaded about 59,700 pounds of cocaine and 1,430 pounds of...

Haiti calls for the UN to probe the assassination of President...

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BROOKLYN, NY – The government of Haiti has called on the United Nations to conduct an international investigation into last month’s assassination of President...

CAL reports an operating loss of $326.6m

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CARIBBEAN Airlines has reported an operating loss of $326.6 million for the first half of this year, citing a drop in passenger numbers due...

FOOTBALL:Haitian François, TCI’s Forbes inspires Miami comeback, Jamaican Kelly hits seventh

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BROOKLYN, NY – Jamaican Nicque Daley and Bermudian Zeiko Lewis saw first-half goals go in vain, as Haitian Christiano François and Turks and Caicos...

OLYMPICS:LEAD Dry day for the Caribbean as Walcott, Peters also miss...

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BROOKLYN, NY – There were no medals for the Caribbean on the sixth day of track and field competition at the Summer Olympic Games...

The Road to Recovery and Resilience – Supporting Enterprises at the...

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By Deodat Maharaj The United Nations commemorated Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) day on 27th June. This day dedicated to MSMEs is to recognise...

TRINIDAD:National Gas Company signs contract with MHTL

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BROOKLYN, NY – The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) Wednesday said it had signed a Consolidated Gas Supply Contract (CGSC)...

GUYANA:Government seeks Islamic Development Bank funding for small hydropower plants

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BROOKLYN, NY –The Government has applied to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) for financial support for the Hinterland Electrification Programme. It intends to use...

Canada to donate more than 82,000 doses of AstraZeneca doses to...

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BROOKLYN, NY– Canada’s Minister of International Development Karina Gould has announced that the Government will send more than 82,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine,...

FPWA LAUNCHES NYS VACCINE EDUCATION & OUTREACH GRANT PROGRAM TODAY

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New York, NY - In the fight to bring an end to the devastation COVID-19 has wrought on communities of color, today, FPWA is rolling out...

TRINIDAD:Police seizes more than TT$64 million in drugs

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Trinidad and Tobago police Monday said they had detained three people after drugs estimated at more than TT$64 million (One...

BERMUDA:Douglas century sets up easy Somerset victory

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BROOKLYN, NY – Chris Douglas, who played two One-Day Internationals for Bermuda before abruptly quitting international cricket, scored his maiden Cup Match century as...

OLYMPICS-ATHLETICS-UPDATE 1 Tapper gets bronze, Thompson-Herah reaches 200m final

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BROOKLYN,NY – Jamaican Megan Tapper has clinched bronze in the women’s sprint hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics. The 27-year-old clocked 12.55 seconds running out of...

HORSE RACING:Chadee wins Manitoba Mile as regional counterparts also shine

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BROOKLYN, NY– Trinidadian Stanley Chadee Jr continued his frenetic start to the new Assiniboia Downs season, capturing the feature CAN$36 000 Manitoba Mile Stakes...

GRENADA:Government warns of lawlessness, tightens COVID-19 protocols

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Grenada government says it has taken note of a “growing culture of defiance and increasing tendency towards lawlessness,” as it...

GRENADA:Government announces new stimulus package

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By Linda Straker BROOKLYN, NY – The Grenada government has announced a EC$36 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37) economic stimulus package that is expected to benefit...

DOMINICA:Prime Minister presents a nearly billion-dollar budget to Parliament

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit presented EC$993.6 million (One EC dollar=US 0.37 cents), saying that the fiscal package is intended to help...

Congresswoman celebrates historical funding for the Caribbean in a legislative measure

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BROOKLYN, NY – United States Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee has welcomed the passage of a bill in the United States House of Representatives that...

PM says increased employment within the BPO sector

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has recorded a 15 percent increase in employment, despite the...

PM says increased employment within the BPO sector

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has recorded a 15 percent increase in employment, despite the...

PM Chastanet wins the seat but losing government

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BROOKLYN,NY – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet comfortably won his Micoud South seat in Monday’s general election. Still, his ruling United Workers Party (UWP) is...

LEAD Brilliant Duffy wins Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medal

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BROOKLYN, NY – Flora Duffy destroyed a world-class field to win a historic first Olympic gold medal for Bermuda in the women’s triathlon here...

“I intend to lead a government for the entire country”

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BROOKLYN, NY – The main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has claimed victory in the general election on Monday as St. Lucian voters...

Outgoing PM says election results in a shock

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BROOKLYN, NY– Outgoing Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said the results of Monday’s general elections that resulted in his United Workers Party (UWP) suffering a...

President calls for fitting annual observance of the failed coup attempt

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BROOKLYN, NY – Trinidad and Tobago is marking the 31st anniversary of the failed coup attempt by a radical Muslim group, the Jamaat Al’Muslimeen, with...

Air Canada to resume flights to Bermuda.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Air Canada will resume direct flights to Bermuda twice a week, starting on  August 6.  According to the travel website  – TravelWeek, Air Canada’s service between...

IMF approves policy reforms, funding package to better support the recovery...

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BROOKLYN,NY – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a set of reforms to the fund’s concessional lending facilities to...

New study finds inequalities in HIV prevention, child treatment services in...

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BROOKLYN,NY –The United Nations program that leads the global fight against HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS, says in a report that nearly half of the 1.7...

Cruise tourism resumes in St Kitts

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BROOKLYN, NY – The twin-island federation’s cruise tourism resumed on Thursday with the arrival of a ship in the ultra-luxury Seabourn cruise line, the...

Tobagonians to go back to the polls

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BROOKLYN, NY – Six months after the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections ended in an unprecedented tie, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has announced...

Police going after parents who traffick their children

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be going after parents and guardians involved in the trafficking of their children. Sub-Officer in charge...

BARBADOS-COVID-Residents urged to take a vaccine from China amid uncertainty about...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Amid residents’ tentativeness about taking the Sinopharm vaccine from China, and with no definitive date for the arrival of the next...

Veteran Barbadian jockey Husbands keeps tabs on leaders with impressive double

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BROOKLYN, NY – Veteran Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands continued to keep tabs on the leaders in the early season exchanges at prestigious Woodbine, winning...

NURSES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NANCY HAGANS, AS PRESIDENT

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NEW YORK, NY — The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announces today the election of Nancy Hagans, RN, CCRN, as the new president of...

Aircraft owners say Minister got it wrong

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BROOKLYN, NY –The Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana (AAG) Tuesday has taken issue with a reported move by Public Works Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill,...

Japan and Jamaica eyeing closer cooperation

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BROOKLYN,NY – Jamaica says it will continue to partner with Japan as they respond to the economic challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic...

DOMINICA-COURT-Venezuelan national jailed for illegally entering Dominica and escaping COVID facility.

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BROOKLYN,NY – A magistrate has sentenced a 32-year-old Venezuelan national to 12 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to illegally entering the island...

Summer Movies Return to Prospect Park

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        SHOWTIME® presentsSummer Movies Under the StarsBrooklyn Magazine, Prospect Park Alliance, and Brooklyn Borough President's Office Host Annual Series kicking off July 29 on the Long...

US Coast Guard offloads multi-million dollars in seized cocaine in the...

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BROOKLYN,NY – The United States Coast Guard says the crew of the cutter Joseph Tezanos has offloaded nearly US$15 million in seized cocaine and...

Caribbean American congresswoman denounces judge’s ruling on DACA

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BROOKLYN,NY – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Saturday denounced a United States federal judge’s ruling in Texas making unlawful a program that...

White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council to Join Mount Vernon Mayor...

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The City of Mount Vernon is faced with an unprecedented sewage crisis exacerbated by climate-fueled extreme weather events. On Monday, July 16th, beginning at...

Statement from Anthony Beckford regarding recent Police Brutality Incident

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Statement from Anthony Beckford regarding the NYPD brutalizing an innocent Black Man on the Train:"On July 6, 2021, around 6 pm, 6 to 7...

Lions Clubs Elect New International President- Douglas X. Alexander

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Lions Clubs from over 200 countries voted for Douglas X. Alexander as their 2021-2022 International President.  Alexander is a proud Brooklynite who has been serving...

Two dropped catches prove crucial as Windies lose by four wickets

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BROOKLYN,  NY – Two dropped catches let Pakistan Women off the hook as they trounced West Indies Women by four wickets in the fourth...

TRINIDAD-CRIME-Police investigating bloodbath

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BROOKLYN, NY – Trinidad and Tobago police were on Wednesday bracing for possible reprisals after eight people were shot and killed along the east-west...

Grenada-labor-public sector workers protest in support of restoration of pensions.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Public sector workers took to the streets here on Wednesday urging the Grenada government to restore their constitutionally guaranteed right to...

CRICKET-WINDIES U19-‘Innovative’ methods in use as Reifer preps for ICC tournament

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BROOKLYN, NY – West Indies Under-19 head coach, Floyd Reifer, says the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced his coaching staff to resort to “creative...

Widow of the assassinated president says Haiti must not “lose its...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Martine Moise, the widow of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise, says Haiti must not “lose its way” in the aftermath of...

T&T Government announces more easing of restrictions

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Trinidad and Tobago government Saturday announced a further easing of the restriction of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus...

Search underway for missing vessel with 15 onboard

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Members of the Jamaican Coast Guard are currently searching for a local vessel with 15 persons on board that has been...

HAITI President Jovenel Moise assassinated

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BROOKLYN, NY – President Jovenel Moise has been shot and killed at his private residence above the hills of Port-au-Prince during an armed attack...

Haitian American Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair hails Adams’ victory a ‘major...

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By Nelson A. King NEW YORK, Jul 7, CMC – The Haitian American chair of the Brooklyn, New York Democratic Party,  Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, says...

LEAD Connell stuns Pakistan to give Windies series lead

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NORTH SOUND, Antigua – West Indies Women held their nerve. It staved off a late challenge from Pakistan Women to pull off a ten-run...

PREVIEW Increased discipline needed to rescue series: Simmons

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – A concerned head coach Phil Simmons has urged his batting group for increased discipline ahead of Thursday’s fourth Twenty20 International...

Residents urged to complete preparations as Tropical Storm Elsa forecast to...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams and disaster preparedness officials here urged residents to move with urgency to get themselves and...

Warnings and watches issued as Tropical Storm Elsa form east of...

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Tropical Storm Elsa moved quickly towards the Caribbean after forming in the early hours of Thursday. Tropical storm warnings were issued for Barbados, Martinique,...

Statement of Well Wishes for CM Farah Louis

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 by Lou Cespedes  Earlier today I learned Council Member Farah Louis was in a horrific car accident. From news reports it appears her car was...

Trinidad and Tobago Parliament debating greater autonomy for Tobago

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The Trinidad and Tobago Parliament Monday began debating legislation aimed at improving the socio-economic and political relationships between the two islands, amid uncertainty as...

Jamaica upgrading aviation system

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says it is advancing plans to upgrade the island’s aviation system with a satellite-based navigation platform to boost...

ST. Kitts Government extends state of emergency by six months

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts-Nevis coalition government Monday extended the emergency (SOE) state by a further six months. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy...

Health authorities report deaths despite people getting their first vaccine dose...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –Health authorities Monday said they are still investigating reports that at least four people may have died after being given...

Selectors retain the same 13 for the third T20

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Selectors have stuck with the same 13-man squad for Tuesday’s third Twenty20 International against South Africa here. The sides split the...

Bermuda faces Guyana in the Gold Cup warm-up

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Bermuda, and Guyana will get the chance to fine-tune preparations for CONCACAF Gold Cup assignments when they meet in a...

CCJ upholds appeal from Belizean sentenced who claimed breach of constitutional...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Wednesday upheld an appeal by Solomon Marin Jr of Belize, permanently staying the...

Government brushes aside call for Commission of Inquiry into COVID management

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Wednesday brushed aside calls by the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) for a...

Government to fund multi-million dollar severance payment for dismissed CAL employees

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Finance Minister Colm Imbert says the state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL), which earlier this week announced that it would be...

Prominent calypso lyricist dies

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Culture and Arts Minister, Randall Mitchell, has paid tribute to the prolific calypso writer Winsford “Joker” Devine, who died...

Holder toppled from the top spot; Roach closes in on top...

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LONDON – Jason Holder has been dislodged from the top of the all-rounder's charts. Still, Jermaine Blackwood and Kemar Roach enjoyed upward movement in...

Grenada welcome fully vaccinated fans for T20s

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Grenada has followed St Lucia’s lead in allowing fully vaccinated fans to attend the five-match Twenty20 International series between West...

Winger Browne joins UK club Wealdstone

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LONDON – Antigua and Barbuda winger Rhys Browne have joined English National League club Wealdstone on an initial one-year contract with an option for...

UN chief urges debt relief extension for Caribbean middle-income countries

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BROOKLYN, NY– United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for debt relief extension for the Caribbean and other middle-income countries, saying that innovative measures...

Jumaane D. Williams wants legislation to protect Caribbean nationals from immigration...

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NEW YORK, NY – Caribbean American New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams has called for passage of the New York For All Act...

Flights between the Dominican Republic and Canada to resume in November

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BROOKLYN, NY  – The head of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) in the Dominican Republic, José Marte Pintiani, says commercial and cargo flights between this...

Group of Haitian nationals attacked in Honduras

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BROOKLYN, NY – The authorities in the Central American nation of Honduras investigate the circumstances that led to a group of Haitians being attacked. According...

Government hits back at “false” claims in Guyana that PM Rowley...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs condemned what it said were slanderous, misleading, disrespectful, and potentially damaging comments made...

Jamaica to get some of the initial 25 million COVID-19 vaccine...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica is poised to benefit from the United States donation of an initial 25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines that have been...

Windies win toss, fielding vs. South Africa – 1st day, 2nd...

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – West Indies won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat on the opening day of the second...

King cameo helps leaders Islamabad takedown Sammy’s Zalmi

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates– West Indies white ball discard Brandon King produced a starring role for Islamabad United. They beat Daren Sammy’s Peshawar...

UN worried at the number of Venezuelans displaced by COVID, economic...

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United Nations: United Nations humanitarians say there is a need for more excellent international support for vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees to the Caribbean and other...

Barbados to get European Investment Bank financing for healthcare and COVID-response

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Euro 50 million (One Euro=US 1.29 cents) in long-term financing to the Barbados government...

Government is looking towards a restructured CAL in the post COVID...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government provided US$100 million in subsidies to the state-owned Caribbean Airline (CAL)  last year in...

Patience with rookie batting lineup critical warns Holder

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Former captain Jason Holder has urged patience with West Indies’ “inexperienced” batting lineup in the wake of the heavy...

Steady Brathwaite helps Bears march to third straight win

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NORTHAMPTON, England– Out-of-favour West Indies star, Carlos Brathwaite, produced another steady, if not spectacular all-around performance, as his Birmingham Bears won their third on...

Haitian American lawyer bids for Civil Court judgeship in NY

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NEW YORK, NY – Haitian American lawyer Cassandra Aimée Johnson, who has built her life’s work around helping others, says she is ready to sit...

US Coast Guard repatriates 20 Haitian migrants to Haiti

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The United States Coast Guard says the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew repatriated 20 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti on Thursday, following an...

Government declares nationwide flooding a national disaster

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana -President Irfaan Ali proclaimed that the floods across Guyana had reached the stage of a national disaster and crisis. In a gazetted proclamation...

British Royal Navy delivers 75 tons of aid to volcano-ravaged St....

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LONDON, – The British Government said says the Royal Navy has delivered 75 tons of crucial aid to Commonwealth citizens in St. Vincent and...

First-ever in-person National Caribbean American Restaurant Week launches in New York

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NEW YORK, NY – The Queens, New York-based Caribbean American Restaurant Association (CARA) says that the first-ever in-person National Caribbean American Restaurant Week will...

Caribbean American congresswoman urges Google to conduct an audit on racial...

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NEW YORK, NY – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, has joined several US legislators in penning a letter to tech conglomerate Alphabet,...

St. Lucia says the tourism sector is rebounding in the COVID...

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia –The St. Lucia government says the tourism sector is continuing to rebound, with the island recovering a significant portion of the...

FIU warns of scam in the height of COVID-19 pandemic in...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana– The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Guyana says it has become aware of nationals who are actively involved with international partners in...

Barbados reiterates for change to criteria used to assist developing countries

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has renewed her call for an agreement on a global vulnerability index to replace the historical per...

LEAD UK-based Clifton double-takes Montserrat top

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MIAMI, Florida – United Kingdom-based striker Adrian Clifton came off the bench to score twice and fire Montserrat to a 4-0 victory over US...

Powell hoping inter-squad knock returns him to Test fold

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Kieran Powell has not featured in a Test for West Indies in 2-½ years but hopes his 95 in...

Powell nudges selectors as Seales also shines

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Left-handed opener Kieran Powell put himself in the selection mix for the South African series when he narrowly missed...

Trinidad health authorities worried about the spread of COVID as more...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Health authorities in Trinidad and Tobago reiterated the need for adhering to the health protocols as the country continued...

Government offers land to get vaccinated in Antigua

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua– The Antigua and Barbuda government is offering an 8,000 square feet parcel of land as an inducement to get nationals to...

Brown looking to ‘new challenge’ after Colchester snub

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LONDON – Jevani Brown believes he could have made a more significant impact at Colchester with more opportunities but said it was now time...

Police investigate fatal stabbing of a nurse

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The police have launched a probe into an incident that led to the fatal tabling of a 33-year-old nurse...

Simmons urges consistency as negative tests pave the way for the...

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – All members of the West Indies training squad have tested negative for COVID-19, paving the way for head coach...

US Coast Guard repatriates Cuban migrants

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MIAMI,  – The United States Coast Guard says crew members from its cutter Kathleen Moore have repatriated eight Cubans to Cuba after being interdicted...

Brathwaite squanders starts, Joseph among wickets for Worcestershire.

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LONDON – Kraigg Brathwaite twice got starts but failed to carry on. At the same time, West Indies Test colleague Alzarri Joseph played a...

Housing versus Homeowner

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by Lou Cespedes –  Recently, as I was walking back from petitioning, I approached a homeowner. I introduced myself and made my pitch. She looked...

All-rounders Brathwaite, Russell retained by Tallawahs

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BROOKLYN, NY – Former West Indies Twenty20 captain Carlos Brathwaite is one of seven players retained by Jamaica Tallawahs for the upcoming Caribbean Premier...

US extends TPS for Haitians for 18 months

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Joe Biden administration in the United States on Saturday announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Secretary...

Republican Status Transition advisory committee established

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Mia Mottley-led administration has announced a Republican Status Transition advisory committee (RSTAC) to help plan and manage the island's transition from...

Over one million deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Latin America and...

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Director Carissa F Etienne, says that to date, more than one...

What’s in the cards after the pandemic?

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by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert How serious can we take the various messages and forecasts about the post-pandemic era? In essence, many of them boil down...

Clean and Green: The New Economy Set to Transform the Caribbean

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by Deodat Maharaj A new economic turn Seismic shifts are taking place in the global economic architecture as countries accelerate efforts to transition clean and green...

Martin shines with a triple to raise the curtain on Alberta...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Jamaican Andre Martin reeled off a triple at Century Mile to make headlines on the opening day of the new season...

Guyana schools to remain closed until the new term

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Guyana government recently said that all schools, except those that have already been re-opened, will remain closed until September. “We have...