Category: Regional

Straight fight

The people of Antigua and Barbuda will tomorrow elect a new government after an intense election campaign. While there are seven political parties and five independents vying for control of the 17-seat parliament, political observers say the contest is a straight fight between the incumbent Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) and the main opposition […]

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VENEZUELA – US offers $2.5m in aid to Venezuelans  in Colombia

CARACAS – The US has announced it will provide $2.5m (1.8m) in aid to Venezuelans who have fled the economic crisis in their homeland for neighbouring Colombia. Venezuela is experiencing severe shortages of medicines and basic goods. The US said the money would provide fleeing Venezuelans and the Colombian communities hosting them with emergency food […]

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JAMAICA – Cops pick up more than 60 men in St Catherine North state of emergency

KINGSTON – Three wanted persons were among a group of more than 60 men picked up by the police in St Catherine yesterday, following prime minister Andrew Holness’ declaration of a state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division. The state of public emergency, which took effect yesterday morning, also impacts adjoining […]

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THE BAHAMAS – schizophrenic man held for three years without medication, charge or court date

NASSAU – A 42-year-old schizophrenic man has been held in prison without medication, charge or court date for more than three years. Alfairs Agregory Higgs was arrested in Freeport after an incident at the immigration department in February 2015. Now Higgs’ family are begging the government to intervene as they fear as he waits in […]

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ANTIGUA – Opposition concerned about register for upcoming general election

The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), has expressed concern about the state of the register for elections ahead of Wednesday’s general election. In a statement late Saturday, the party said that the Register for elections that was published on March 12, could have been released in “error and may not be the list upon […]

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GRENADA -Too early to give all clear for Kick-em-Jenny volcano – SRC

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) says it is too early declare that the underwater volcano, Kick-em-Jenny (KeJ), has become dormant again following days of no “significant increase” in activity. The SRC said that the Orange alert, which was issued earlier this week remains and that while […]

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GUYANA – Mother found guilty of poisoning children — collapses at guilty verdicts

GEORGETOWN – At the announcement of a guilty verdict, Hofosawa Rutherford, the woman who poisoned her two children collapsed in the prisoner’s dock before the judge, jury and courtroom of curious spectators. Following less than two hours of deliberation, the jury returned to the courtroom; the mixed panel had arrived at unanimous guilty verdicts on […]

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GRENADA – Mitchell sworn in

ST GEORGE’S — Dr Keith Claudius Mitchell took the oath of office for a fifth occasion on Friday as Grenada’s prime minister following the overwhelming victory of his New National Party (NNP) in the March 13 general elections. Mitchell, 71, as he had done following the victory on Tuesday, reiterated a call for the main […]

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TRINIDAD – Rejected lover allegedly kills ex, her daughter and two friends

PORT OF SPAIN – Although T&T joined the world in celebrating the immense value of women last week, the issue of domestic violence rose to the forefront once again as La Brea mother Abigail Jones-Chapman, her daughter Olivia Chapman and friend Micheala Mason were murdered, allegedly by a rejected lover. It is believed Jones-Chapman’s courageous […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Bahamas’ Eu’s Ban Won’t Last Long, assures deputy PM

NASSAU – The government was last night “optimistic” The Bahamas’ blacklisting will be “quickly reversed”, suggesting the European Union (EU) had ignored top-level pledges to meet its demands. KP Turnquest, the deputy prime minister, urged Bahamians – and especially the financial services industry – not to panic as removing this nation from Europe’s listing was […]

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NNP again

Grenadians today voted to maintain the status quo, with prelimary results showing the New National Party (NNP) of prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell claiming another clean sweep and its second straight victory at the polls. By the time all of the ballots were counted on Tuesday, Mitchell’s NNP had captured all 15 seats at stake, […]

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TRINIDAD – Parents angry as baby dies at San Fernando General Hospital

PORT OF SPAIN – A couple from Gasparillo now believe the unsanitary conditions at the San Fernando General Hospital’s neonatal unit contributed to the death of their premature baby on Saturday. Two-month old baby Issiah had been at the hospital since he was born on December 27 last year. He was born 14 weeks premature. […]

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Update: PM Mitchell leads NNP to historic victory in Grenada

Source: CMC – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell led his New National Party (NNP) to an historic clean sweep of all 15 seats in a general election here on Tuesday, making it the third time he has achieved the feat in electoral politics in Grenada. The 71-year-old Mitchell, who led the NNP to a consecutive […]

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Grenada votes: Mitchell leads NNP to victory in general election

 SOURCE: CMC – The ruling New National Party (NNP) was returned to office on Tuesday winning eight of the seats declared so far in today’s  general election. The party, which won all 15 seats in the 2013 general election, is leading in all the other seats yet to be declared According to the preliminary results, the NNP […]

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TRINIDAD – Parents angry as baby dies at San Fernando General Hospital

PORT OF SPAIN – A couple from Gasparillo now believe the unsanitary conditions at the San Fernando General Hospital’s neonatal unit contributed to the death of their premature baby on Saturday. Two-month old baby Issiah had been at the hospital since he was born on December 27 last year. He was born 14 weeks premature. […]

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Mitchell makes final pitch

Ahead of tomorrow’s general election, prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell is reporting that a “significant” amount of oil and gas has been discovered in Grenada’s territorial waters. Speaking at the final rally of his ruling New National Party (NNP) on Sunday, Mitchell said that the Russian based Global Petroleum Group (GBG) had conducted the necessary […]

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TRINIDAD – Five-year-old killed by falling wall in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN – Natasha Granger was still recovering from the stillbirth of her fourth child when death returned to her home and took her five-year-old son Pawaan yesterday. Crushed by a falling wall while watering the tulsi plants he loved, Pawaan died in the hands of his father Mikahail Granger as he sprinted to […]

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