Carribbean News

Former Jamaica tourism minister to stand trial

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Former Jamaica tourism minister Daryl Vaz (Image credit: Flickr)KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday September 12, 2014, CMC – Former tourism minister Daryl Vaz is due to go on trial early next year on corruption related charges.Vaz, who will now appear in court on February 16, had been charged in April 2012, following allegations that he conspired with [...]

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Mystery surrounds “meteorite” impact near Nicaraguan capital

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File photoMANAGUA, Nicaragua, Friday September 12, 2014 – Just before midnight local time on Saturday, residents of Nicaragua’s capital Managua reported hearing a loud explosion and feeling a shockwave accompanied by a burning smell.A crater 12 metres wide and more than 5 metres deep was subsequently discovered near Managua’s international airport, and the area was [...]

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Montserrat welcomes dozens of specially reared mountain chicken frogs

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Leptodactylus fallax or mountain chicken frog as it more commonly known. (File photo)LONDON, England, Friday September 12, 2014, CMC – Dozens of frogs reared in United Kingdom zoos have been returned to their Caribbean home in a painstaking operation, five years after their parents were airlifted out to escape a deadly fungus.A total of 51 [...]

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Romeo’s People’s Democratic Movement romps home in Montserrat elections

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BRADES, Montserrat, Friday September 12, 2014, CMC – The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) has won a convincing victory in the general elections held here on Thursday, according to the preliminary results released on Friday.The party, headed by businessman Donaldson Romeo, trounced the incumbent Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) of outgoing premier Reuben T Meade, [...]

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Caribbean finance delegates attend event examining doing business with China

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WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Friday September 12, 2014, CMC – Representatives from Caribbean financial institutions are attending the first China Insights Programme focusing on the economic, financial and cultural reality of China.The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said that the Caribbean delegates are among 11 senior representatives of trade finance and international commerce departments of financial [...]

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Gay prostitutes accuse Suriname police of assault and mistreatment

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Friday September 12, 2014, CMC – Police Commissioner Humphrey Tjin has ordered an investigation into media reports that a number of gay prostitutes were assaulted by police officers earlier this week.The bi-weekly Da Ware Tijd newspaper reported that two gay men, reportedly from Guyana, were assaulted by three police officers close to a [...]

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Experts call for international action as greenhouse gas levels hit record high

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GENEVA, Switzerland, Friday September 12, 2014 – A surge in the level of carbon dioxide drove greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere to a record high last year, a recent study claims.Scientists say carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations grew at the fastest year-to-year rate since reliable global records began in 1984 and have called for international [...]

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Senior UN official voices concern over ‘political stalemate’ in Haiti

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Special Representative for Haiti Sandra Honoré briefs the Security Council (UN Photo)NEW YORK, United States, Friday September 12, 2014, CMC – Amid continuing mistrust and disagreement over the electoral process in Haiti, a senior United Nations official has voiced deep concern over the political stalemate in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.Briefing the Security Council [...]

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Belize police discover grenades, claim they were to disrupt “September celebration” events

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BELMOPAN, Belize, Friday September 12, 2014, CMC – Police say they have recovered two grenades during a one week period and are appealing to the public to continue to provide information as to where others could be found.“This is the second grenade that we’ve discovered within a week and we are working with the community [...]

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Stuart defends Barbados as a reputable, sustainable international financial centre

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Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (File photo)BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday September 12, 2014, CMC – Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart Thursday said his administration places high priority on ensuring the sustainability of the international business and financial services sector, (IBFSCs) and is seeking new ways to improve the value offered to those who view the island [...]

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