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Cheddi Jagan Airport Maintenance Engineer drowned

Cheddi Jagan Airport Maintenance Engineer drowned

The body of a Maintenance Engineer at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was Sunday afternoon removed from a reservoir near the airport, shortly after he allegedly sexually molested a...

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Catholic Church ousts priest in Dominica for abuse

Catholic Church ousts priest in Dominica for abuse

(DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE)- A local Roman Catholic priest in Dominica has been “defrocked” by Rome almost two years after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him. Msgr Reginald LaFleur, who...

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Guyana's main opposition now calls for general election

21 November, 2014

Guyana's main opposition now calls for general election

The Opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is now calling for early general election, just hours after Opposition Leader David Granger insisted that he would not be talking with President Donald Ramotar on any issue unless Parli...

Documents expose diplomatic deals between Cuba, Argentine junta

21 November, 2014

Documents expose diplomatic deals between Cuba, Argentine ju…

Buenos Aires, Nov 21 (EFE).- Documents recently declassified by the Argentine government reveal diplomatic cooperation between Communist Cuba and the right-wing military junta that ruled the South American country between 1976 and 1983.The ...

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana flooded; Caribbean Airlines boss takes home US$30K

20 November, 2014

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana flooded; Caribbean Ai…

Thousands of Guyanese in the capital city, Georgetown, and other coastal areas are counting their losses as a result of severe flooding due to heavy rainfall overnight.Many stores and dwellings on lower-flats have been inundated with severa...

CARICOM implements Single Market information project

20 November, 2014

CARICOM implements Single Market information project

San Juan, Nov 20 (EFE).- The Caribbean Community is implementing a Trade and Competitiveness information project to facilitate participation in the CARICOM Single Market. For the next five months, the initiative "aims to connect nationals ...

Georgetown schools to remain closed Friday

20 November, 2014

Georgetown schools to remain closed Friday

(Georgetown, November 20, 2014) The Ministry of Education wishes to advise the public that all public  schools in Georgetown will remain closed on Friday, November 21, 2014 to facilitate the sanitization of the facilities. Meanwhi...

Brazil negotiates accord with U.S. to develop anti-Ebola serum

20 November, 2014

Brazil negotiates accord with U.S. to develop anti-Ebola ser…

Sao Paulo, Nov 19 (EFE).- Brazil's Butanta Institute scientific research center is negotiating an agreement with the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a serumagainst Ebola, authorities said Wednesday.The details of the acco...

Venezuela pledges commitment to Petrocaribe despite oil-price dip

20 November, 2014

Venezuela pledges commitment to Petrocaribe despite oil-pric…

Caracas, Nov 20 (EFE).- Venezuela pledged at a Petrocaribe meeting here Thursday to continue supplying oil on favorable terms to member states despite a drop in international crude prices.Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez, the form...

Caribbean Development Bank to honor region's 1st Nobel laureate

20 November, 2014

Caribbean Development Bank to honor region's 1st Nobel laure…

San Juan, Nov 20 (EFE).- The Caribbean Development Bank and the University of West Indies will commemorate in 2015 the centenary of the birth of late Saint Lucian economist Arthur Lewis, the Caribbean's first Nobel laureate.Lewis'...

Bahamas still defending new immigration policy

20 November, 2014

Bahamas still defending new immigration policy

The Bahamas’ Foreign Minister prepares to brief the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) on his country’s crackdown on illegal immigrants.Addressing the House of Assembly on Wednesday, he continued to ...

Eastern Caribbean telecoms regulator warns Cable and Wireless about competition meltdown

20 November, 2014

Eastern Caribbean telecoms regulator warns Cable and Wireles…

The move by Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus Communications to create a combined business operation is not going down well with the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL). That regulatory body says that t...

Heavy rain causes severe flooding; schools in several regions closed

20 November, 2014

Heavy rain causes severe flooding; schools in several region…

Heavy rain overnight rain has left several parts of Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, and a number of coastal areas flooded. The Ministry of Education announced that the flood has forced the closure of all government schools in the city and Reg...

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana's President invites Opposition to talks... Cuban doctor infected with Ebola...Dominica's eligible voters more than population.. Antigua and Barbuda bans poultry from Britain, Netherlands

19 November, 2014

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana's President invites O…

President Donald Ramotar has invited Opposition Leader, David Granger to talks, despite the combined opposition’s position not to speak with government about matters on the Parliamentary agenda ever since the Guyanese leader suspended Parli...

St. Lucia waives VAT for Christmas

19 November, 2014

St. Lucia waives VAT for Christmas

St. Lucia waives VAT for certain products during ChristmasSan Juan, Nov 19 (EFE).- The St. Lucia House of Assembly approved a measure to waive the value added tax on certain products for personal use during the Christmas season.Prime Minist...

Granger dumps Ramotar's invitation for talks

19 November, 2014

Granger dumps Ramotar's invitation for talks

Opposition Leader, David Granger has rejected President Donald Ramotar’s invitation to high-level talks, a move that appears to inch Guyanese closer to the polls very early New Year to elect a new government of their choice. A spokesman for...

IMF concerned about impact of PetroCaribe's likely collapse on Caribbean

19 November, 2014

IMF concerned about impact of PetroCaribe's likely collapse …

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is very concerned about the future of the PetroCaribe concessionary oil-deal in the wake of Venezuela’s deteriorating economy and falling international oil prices. Several Caribbean countries ha...

Dominica's eligible voters more than population

19 November, 2014

Dominica's eligible voters more than population

Dominica’s Electoral Commission has announced that the number of eligible voters for next month’s elections is more than that island’s population. Figures show that there are 72,489 eligible voters for the general election set for December ...

Antigua and Barbuda bans poultry from Britain, Holland

19 November, 2014

Antigua and Barbuda bans poultry from Britain, Holland

Antigua and Barbuda has banned poultry and poultry products from the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Japan in the wake of an outbreak of Bird Flu. Scientists say this strain of Avian Influenza may be transmitted to humans. The ban Veter...

4 Foreigners jailed in Cuba for sexual abuse of children

19 November, 2014

4 Foreigners jailed in Cuba for sexual abuse of children

Havana, Nov 18 (EFE).- Four foreign citizens - a Canadian, an Indian and two Italians - have been sentenced to prison inCubafor the sexual abuse of children, while another two are awaiting trial for similar offenses, an official report rele...

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone, to be moved to Geneva

19 November, 2014

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone, to be moved to…

Havana, Nov 19 (EFE).- A Cuban doctor, part of the country's medical team that is fighting the Ebola disease in Sierra Leone, has been infected by the virus and will be flown to Geneva, Switzerland to be treated, Cuban officials said. Dr. ...

Jamaica studies producing biofuel with local crops

19 November, 2014

Jamaica studies producing biofuel with local crops

Jamaica studies producing biofuel with local cropsSan Juan, Nov 19 (EFE).- The state-owned Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, or PCJ, is looking into producing biofuel from local crops as an alternative to imported oil, the government said W...

GUYANA: Opposition party begins "campaign of resistance" for Parliament to be reconvened

18 November, 2014

GUYANA: Opposition party begins "campaign of resistance…

Guyana’s opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Monday began a wave of protests aimed at pressuring President Donald Ramotar to lift the suspension of Parliament. He prorogued the Parliament last week Monday to prevent the ma...

Bandits knocked down and caught after robbing a couple they trailed from bank

18 November, 2014

Bandits knocked down and caught after robbing a couple they …

Two bandits, who trailed a couple from a city commercial bank to their East Coast Demerara home and robbed a woman of a bag of money, were Tuesday night in an unconscious condition at a city hospital after they were run over by a car that w...

Trinidad and Tobago seeks to boost trade with French Caribbean

18 November, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago seeks to boost trade with French Caribbe…

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- A Trinidad and Tobago trade mission travels this week to three French overseas territories in the Caribbean to bolster business ties.The delegates have already scored some successes in Martinique, the Nati...

Trinidad says repairing flooded road will cost $8 mn

18 November, 2014

Trinidad says repairing flooded road will cost $8 mn

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- Rebuilding a main road damaged by heavy rains will cost around 50 million TTD ($8 million), Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Works and Infrastructure said Tuesday.Work has already begun on the damaged str...

Dominica's Electoral Office dismisses opposition's concerns

18 November, 2014

Dominica's Electoral Office dismisses opposition's concerns

As Dominica prepares for next month’s general election, the Electoral Office there says everything is on track for a free and fair poll despite concerns by the opposition United Workers Party (UWP). The UWP has been demanding the use of vot...

Obama orders review of policies for responding to kidnappings abroad

18 November, 2014

Obama orders review of policies for responding to kidnapping…

Washington, Nov 18 (EFE).- President Barack Obama ordered a review of the policies in place to respond to the kidnapping of U.S. citizens abroad, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. Obama ordered the appropriate authorities - including t...

Barbados, U.S. sign tax accord

18 November, 2014

Barbados, U.S. sign tax accord

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- The government of Barbados signed an agreement under the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, to combat tax evasion by foreign residents in the island. The minister of Industry, International Bu...

U.S. attorney general to visit Barbados

18 November, 2014

U.S. attorney general to visit Barbados

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to visit Barbados this week to discuss various issues related to justice and security on the island where his father was born. Holder will meet with Attorney General A...

Puerto Rico police investigating murder of family in luxury neighborhood

18 November, 2014

Puerto Rico police investigating murder of family in luxury …

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- Puerto Rican authorities are investigating the murders on Monday night of four people from the same family in their home in an exclusive neighborhood with on-site security on the outskirts of this capital.The bodies...

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Britain tells Guyana to try solving its internal problems..

17 November, 2014

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Britain tells Guyana to try …

Britain believes that Guyana should try to solve its own political impasse before seeking external assistance. While the combined opposition has largely resisted calls by the President Donald Ramotar administration for talks on major issues...

Authorities probing how ferry ran aground on Wakenaam

17 November, 2014

Authorities probing how ferry ran aground on Wakenaam

The Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) Monday night said it was  currently investigating the circumstances which resulted in the MV SABANTO running aground on to Wakenaam Island during the wee hours of Monday, November 17, 20...

Russia, Venezuela sign oil supply agreement

17 November, 2014

Russia, Venezuela sign oil supply agreement

MOSCOW, Nov 17 (EFE).- Russia closed a deal withVenezuela Monday to purchase 1.6 million tons of oil and nine tons of petrolueum derivates from the Latin American country over the next five years. The agreement was between Russia's go...

Church of England clears way for ordination of women bishops

17 November, 2014

Church of England clears way for ordination of women bishops

London, Nov 17 (EFE).- The General Synod of the Anglican Church on Monday gave its approval for women to be ordained as bishops in the Church of England, a move that will open the way for the first appointments of female bishops early in 20...

Obesity up sharply among primary students in Trinidad and Tobago

17 November, 2014

Obesity up sharply among primary students in Trinidad and To…

San Juan, Nov 17 (EFE).- The proportion of Trinidad and Tobago primary school students who are obese or overweight has doubled in the past decade, Health Minister Fuad Khan said Monday. The ministry collected data on the body mass index of...

Venezuela court authorizes extradition request for Serra murder suspect

17 November, 2014

Venezuela court authorizes extradition request for Serra mur…

Caracas, (EFE).- The Venezuelan Supreme Court, or TSJ, has authorized the extradition request for Leiver Padilla Mendoza, suspected of assassinating Chavista lawmaker Robert Serra and his assistant, and who was arrested in Colombia last Nov...

Guyana- Jamaica: Huge amount of cash seized from Bulgarian

17 November, 2014

Guyana- Jamaica: Huge amount of cash seized from Bulgarian

Guyanese authorities say they have seized a large sum of foreign currency from a Bulgarian man under the Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism legislation. Agents of Guyana’s Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana ...

Bahamas: Multi-million $$ drug seizure

17 November, 2014

Bahamas: Multi-million $$ drug seizure

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a major drug seizure that has left three Grand Bahamian males in custody. Bahamian police say that about 5 O’clock Sunday morning, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information and arm...

GUYANA-POLITICS- Britain calls for swift resumption of Parliament

17 November, 2014

GUYANA-POLITICS- Britain calls for swift resumption of Parli…

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Andrew Ayre on Monday called for the swift resumption of Parliament, one week after President Donald Ramotar suspended (prorogued) the law-making body to avoid a no-confidence vote against his administra...

GUYANA: Two die in early morning fire

17 November, 2014

GUYANA: Two die in early morning fire

Two girls perished in an early Monday morning fire in Guyana's capital, Georgetown widely believed to be the work of arsonists. The fire began shortly after 2 am at the building located on the southwestern side of Robb and King Streets. Th...

Opposition appears cautiously open to some talks with govt

14 November, 2014

Opposition appears cautiously open to some talks with govt

A narrow fissure Saturday night appeared to have developed in the opposition’s hard-line position that there would be no talks with government unless President Donald Ramotar revokes the suspension of the Parliament. Joining with A Partners...

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana's House Speaker asks Commonwealth to intervene but the President says not yet

14 November, 2014

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana's House Speaker asks …

The Speaker of Guyana’s National Assembly, Raphael Trotman today asked the Commonwealth Secretariat to intervene in that country’s political impasse that has deepened since the Parliament was prorogued earlier this week. President Donald Ra...

Grenada PM announces cabinet re-shuffle

14 November, 2014

Grenada PM announces cabinet re-shuffle

The former General Secretary of Grenada’s opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter David has been appointed Senator by Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell. Veteran trade unionist, Chester Humphrey has been also appointed Senator ...

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana's opposition party says "no" to 2015 National Budget...

13 November, 2014

Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana's opposition party sa…

The Alliance For Change (AFC) says that it will not approve Guyana’s 2015 National Budget even if it contains hefty salary increases for government employees. AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan told a news conference that his party, which holds s...

Archaeologists find babies bones buried since last Ice Age

13 November, 2014

Archaeologists find babies bones buried since last Ice Age

A team of archaeologists have discovered the bones of two babies in Alaska who were buried around 11,500 years ago during the glaciation of the last Ice Age, local media reported Tuesday. This makes them the youngest human remains ever tra...

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