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Monday, April 23, 2018

Caribbean growth ‘gathers steam’

Caribbean: The World Bank said on Tuesday, April 17 that the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have “turned the corner” after a year of tepid growth, providing an opportunity for countries to solidify their fiscal positions and lay the foundation for long-term inclusive growth. Comment

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cops uncover massive driver permit racket

Guyana: Guyanese police who supervise written examinations for vehicle drivers permits Thursday said they have uncovered a massive racket through which officers sold large amounts of test pass results for cash to thousands of drivers each year and will soon charge several cops with enabling fraud. Comment

Greatness can be achieved through community service: Caribbean lawyer

St Vincent: A Caribbean lawyer in Brooklyn says greatness can be achieved through community service. “We can empower our community through service. What, a remarkable way to become great!” said Vincentian-born Curlina Edwards in delivering the keynote address Saturday night at the third Annual Dinner and Award Ceremony of the Vincentian group, Friends of Sion Hill, at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Comment

Saturday, April 21, 2018

CARICOM urges UK to find permanent solution for undocumented immigrants

Immigration: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appealed to the United Kingdom (UK) Government to commit to finding a permanent solution for pre-1971 Commonwealth Caribbean undocumented immigrants seeking permanent residence in the United Kingdom. Comment

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CARICOM nationals voting in Barbados

Barbados: After the state denied many Commonwealth citizens the right to vote in Barbados, lawyers challenged that refusal in court and won, but the government appealed that High Court decision only to concede this week that it was in error. Comment

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Police Commissioner Wendel Robinson was suspended over an alleged sex scandal involving three of his junior officers. Comment

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Few Indians joined Black Power in 1970

Trinidad and Tobago: Saturday April 21st marks the 48th anniversary of the declaration of the State of Emergency to quell the Black Power Revolution in Trinidad in 1970. The uprising was led by Makandal Daaga and his chey-la [disciple], Kafra Kambon, of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC). Comment

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Opposing views on Brexit impact on Caribbean

Barbados: Both economics scholar, Andrew Rose, and British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, agree that Brexit, the UK’s severing of economic and immigration ties with the European Union, would affect Caribbean trade, but differ on solutions. Comment

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Migration agency responds to Venezuelans exodus

Venezuela: The United Nations says its migration agency has launched a regional action plan to bolster its response to massive population outflows from Venezuela amid the worsening political and socio-economic situation in the South American country. Comment

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Antigua to plant marijuana for medicine

Antigua: Just weeks after its parliament had overwhelmingly approved laws allowing for Antiguans to personally possess up to 15 grams of marijuana legally, authorities are preparing to take it to the next level. Comment
Cuba: The government of Prime Minister Gaston Browne in Antigua and Barbuda says it is “happy” to commemorate the 24th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Comment

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