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Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

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Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua A 57-year-old Japanese woman who kicked a police officer in the groin and refused to be searched on arrival at the V.C International Airport in Antigua recently was jailed for 14 days on a charge of assault and disorderly conduct. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

SMOKERS GET A BREAK

Antigua: To some in Antigua, the timing and passing of a bill legalizing the possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana for personal use, have everything to do with upcoming general elections but Prime Minister Gaston Browne says Antigua and Barbuda simply doesn’t want to be left behind and is tired of jailing young people for having small amounts of cannabis on their person. Comment

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has started a service to Cuba. The regional airline recently launched its twice weekly non-stop service, making the Caribbean’s largest island its 20th destination. The flights between Port of Spain and Havana are operated every Tuesday and Saturday. CAL says there will also be seamless connections to and from Barbados, Grenada and Guyana. The airline’s CEO Garvin Medera said travelers can easily fly direct to Cuba to enjoy all that country offers. Comment

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says between 2007 and September 2017, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) disbursed approximately US$19 million to Caribbean countries. Comment

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