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Haiti: Antigua Two St. Vincent and the Grenadines nationals were denied bail and remanded in custody on charges linked to an EC$1.8 million drug bust. Comment

Chanderpaul takes up coaching post

Caribbean: Legendary former West Indies batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has been appointed assistant coach of Guyana Jaguars for the current regional four-day tournament. Comment
Belize: Deputy Director and Science Advisor, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Dr. Ulric Trotz, has called for urgent action across the Caribbean region, and globally, to combat climate change, stating that activities have shown climate change is one of the biggest threats to human existence and development. Comment



Caribbean: GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Neither the company nor authorities are publicly admitting it, but Guyana is set to become one of the world’s newest oil producers as early as the last quarter of 2019, not in 2020 as official pronouncements have been indicating for almost four years. Comment

Medgar Evers dean hopes to return cricket to campus

Caribbean: Thursday, Jan. 3 was the perfect day for cricket, lovely cricket. The five-hour event that started with a score of 100 runs — the combined birth number of batsman, Dr. Terrence Blackman, Dean, School of Science Health and Technology, Medgar Evers College / CUNY, and batsman, UK Banker, Keith Alexander, who celebrated their milestones with a match between their alma mater, and a Georgetown team. Comment
St Lucia: Dominica Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit says that his administration will table legislation this year to adequately honor people who serve as head of a government in Dominica. Comment


Caribbean: Felled and disabled by a Dec. 21 successful opposition no confidence motion, Guyana’s government Monday vowed not to resign as required by the constitution and will instead contend in a legal brief that the house speaker and clerk erred in allowing the motion to pass with a majority of 33 rather than 34 votes in the 65-member assembly. Comment

Guyanese lawyer remains committed to Caribbean community

Queens: After practicing law for over two decades, Guyanese-born Kawal P. Totaram says he still remains totally committed to serving the Caribbean community in New York. Comments (5)
Trinidad and Tobago: Bahamas The Bahamas government has confirmed that a 61-year-old man has died from the H1N1 influenza, also called swine flu. Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands said the death occurred recently. Comment

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