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New President Takes Charge in Haiti

Haiti officially has a new elected president. Jovenel Moise was installed this morning as the French speaking nation’s 58th president in a brief ceremony that was attended by former President Michel Martelly, as well as Caribbean and…

5.8 Magnitude Quake Rattles St Lucia and Other Islands

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake was felt in St Lucia and other parts of the Eastern Caribbean this afternoon, with residents reporting feeling buildings shaking. The quake occurred around 3:54 p.m. at a depth of 20 km, 120 km northeast of the…

Link-Caribbean Awards US$125,000 To Five Caribbean Firms

Five Caribbean businesses are at a stage closer to securing private investment having each received US$25,000 through the LINK-Caribbean Investment Readiness Grant programme. The five firms are Carepoint and Caribbean Transit Solutions from…

More Than 100 Trinis Linked to Terrorist Activities Overseas

Some 128 Trinidadians have been linked to terrorist activities in other countries, but Trinidad and Tobago is no terrorist state, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon has declared. Dillon made the comments in Senate yesterday as…

Tax on Domestic Flights in Guyana Causing Turbulence

The imposition of the 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on domestic flights in Guyana, starting yesterday, is not flying well with citizens, tourists and business leaders. Several players in key sectors are already forecasting a drop in…

Guyana university moves to silence local media

Fearing further public scrutiny of its operations in Guyana, Texila American University recently move to court asking that international journalist and editor-in-chief of the Guyana Guardian, Dennis Adonis, be silenced from making any form…

OAS observes conclusion of electoral cycle in Haiti

The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to the legislative and local elections in Haiti has commended the country on the organization of a very complex election, but expressed concern over low turnout,…

Dominica diplomatic passports reportedly still for sale

In the latest revelation in the rapidly unfolding saga of diplomatic passports allegedly sold by the government of Dominica to questionable individuals, a new report on Monday provided another insight into the practice, which has been…

Sex Crimes Against Children on the Rise in Trinidad & Tobago

Sex crimes against children are on the rise in Trinidad and Tobago and, according to police, the majority are occurring within families. Even more alarming is that the majority of cases remain unresolved, the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of…

Trinidad and Tobago’s President Gets Death Threat

Security officials in Trinidad and Tobago are investigating a death threat made against President Anthony Carmona, even as the country’s National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said there was no “credible evidence” that the threat was…