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March 13 is Election Day in Grenada

Grenadians will go to the polls to elect a new government on March 13. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell announced the date – the 39th anniversary of the coup which saw the United Labour Party government of Sir Eric Gairy overthrown by the…

Jamaica Making Gains in Human Trafficking Fight

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit has recorded major successes in fighting the scourge, head of the unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police Carl Berry, has reported. He says that to date it has rescued 76…

Caribbean Countries Get Funding For Renewable Energy Projects

Several Caribbean countries have received development grants to finance projects that will bolster efforts to transition from fossil fuel economies to economies based on renewable energy. Belize, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana,…

Sexual Offences Model Court to Be Set Up In Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda will have a Sexual Offences Model Court this year. It is being established by the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project in collaboration with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the…

One Passenger Injured as Plane Crash Lands in The Bahamas

Police are investigating the crash of a private plane in the Bahamian island of Eleuthera that left one man with minor injuries. The incident occurred at the Governor’s Harbour Airport shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, as the Pineapple Air…

Volcano in Martinique Not Erupting, Assure Officials

The Volcanic and Seismological Observatory in Martinique has sought to dismiss reports of volcanic activity at Mount Pelée. Images were being circulated via WhatsApp yesterday accompanied by claims that the volcanic mountain in the northern…

Murders rock Trinidad, bringing the count to 21 for 2018

With the murder on Monday of a 14-year-old high student, Joshua Andrews, the murder count in Trinidad and Tobago for 2018 already stands at 21. Andrews was shot and killed in an apparent ambush while he sat inside a taxicab. The driver,…

No more oil from Venezuela for Haiti because of Trump

Jude Alix Patrick Salomon, the minister of the economy and finance, has revealed that the financial sanctions imposed by the Trump administration against Venezuela, including limiting banking transactions, have resulted in Venezuela no…

Trinidad & Tobago Set To Elect First Female Head of State

Trinidad and Tobago looks set to get its first female President, with a judge nominated to succeed Anthony Carmona as the next head of state. Meantime, another female jurist will today become Barbados’ next head of state. Read more:…

Two Killed in Plane Crash in Turks and Caicos Islands

Investigations have begun into what caused a small plane to crash after taking off from the airport in Turks and Caicos’ capital, killing both people on board. Acting Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting confirmed that the fatal crash…