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Forecasters Watching Two Potential Storms in the Atlantic

Weather forecasters are monitoring two systems in the Atlantic, one of which has “medium” potential to become a tropical storm. The one which currently has the bigger chance of developing into Tropical Storm Dan is an area of low pressure…

Guyana Prison Escapee Recaptured; Inquiry into Prison Break

Two of the eight prisoners authorities thought had been on the run after the jailbreak at the Camp Street Prison, have now been accounted for. And with one of the escapees having been caught on Friday, the hunt continues for the other five.…

New US regulations on Cuba to be announced in September

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department is to publish new regulations on Cuba on September 15, according to a report on Monday from US-Cuba Economic and Commercial Council. The announcement includes a…

Guyana Prison Escapees in Fiery Riot Increase to Eight

The number of inmates who escaped during Sunday evening’s fiery riot that resulted in Guyana’s main jail being practically destroyed and a prison officer dead, has risen to eight – but half of them have not yet been identified. Mark Royden…

Government paramilitaries attack Venezuela national assembly

During a special meeting held on Wednesday by Venezuela’s National Assembly to celebrate the 206th anniversary of the country’s declaration of independence, groups of government paramilitaries, known as colectivos, armed with sticks…

Tropical depression accelerating westward

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services issued an advisory on Thursday in relation to a tropical depression that, while on the present forecast track, will likely pass a safe distance to the north of the Caribbean on Sunday, any…

Southwest Airlines Drops Two of its Three Cuba Routes

Southwest Airlines has joined several US carriers who’ve cut Cuba routes because they’re not performing as well as expected. At the end of the day on September 4, it will cease flights to Santa Clara and Varadero, less than a year after…

Grenada PM Asks UK to Increase Scholarships to the Caribbean

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has called on the United Kingdom to increase its quota of scholarships offered to students in Grenada and the rest of the Caribbean. Mitchell made the appeal during a meeting with the United Kingdom’s new…

Germany seeks UN Security Council support from Barbados

Germany is seeking Barbados’ support for its candidacy for the United Nations Security Council 2019 – 2020. During a courtesy call last week, Germany’s special envoy, Peter Linder, put the case in support of the candidacy to minister in the…