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Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey drenches Windward Islands

St Vincent: Tropical Storm Harvey is beginning to bring rain to the Windward Islands, and may pose a threat early next week in parts of Central America’s Caribbean coast, according to reports. Comment

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Triple tropical threat looms in the Caribbean

Environment: The Philadelphia-based AccuWeather News Service says two of three budding tropical systems in the Atlantic will approach the Caribbean, Central America and the United States in the coming days. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

CHINESE FACE SCRUTINY

Trinidad and Tobago: A Jamaican opposition legislator this week shone light on an issue many in the Caribbean often think about the presence of super rich Chinese investors, some backed by their government back in Beijing, others flush with cash from the private sector, albeit of sometimes dubious origin. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Regional airline LIAT has got its first woman chief executive officer (CEO). Julie Reifer-Jones, had been acting in the position after David Evans resigned last year. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

BLACK GOLD HUNT

Jamaica: Encouraged by Guyana’s massive oil and gas find in the past two years, several Caribbean Community countries — not the least of them being Jamaica — are beginning to aggressively invite foreign companies to explore for hydrocarbons, confident that these mostly small island nations are sitting in unexplored basin not too far from Venezuela that is bound to contain commercial quantities. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Privy Council dismisses convicted murderers’ appeal

Trinidad and Tobago: The London-based Privy Council has dismissed an appeal from a group of 10 convicted murderers in Trinidad and Tobago, who were challenging a decision to commute their mandatory death sentences to terms of life imprisonment and 75 years in jail. Comment