Friday, July 3, 2020

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Prison chief blames protocol breach for Trinidad Independence Day jail break

Trinidad and Tobago’s Commissioner of Prisons Sterling Stewart says breaches of procedures and protocol were responsible for the escape of two inmates from the...

UWI approves Antigua as fourth landed campus says Prime Minister Gaston Browne

The University of the West Indies (UWI) will formally inform the Antigua and Barbuda government later this week that the island has been chosen...

Jamaica’s Firearms Act to be amended to address illegal dealing and possession

The Jamaica Government will be amending the Firearms Act to discourage the possession of and/or dealing in illegal firearms and ammunition. This was disclosed by...

US expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious acoustic attacks

US officials today expelled 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious acoustic attacks that have sickened US diplomats in Havana. "The decision was made due to Cuba's...

CARICOM launches new IT system to alert consumers on dangerous goods

The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said yesterday that people in the region now have access to an electronic platform providing alerts on dangerous non-foods consumer...

New measure to facilitate entry into Barbados

Barbados yesterday announced that it will be implementing a system where everyone entering or leaving the island will have to be fingerprinted. This new measure...

Puerto Rico raises hurricane’s official death count to 34

The official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has increased to 34 from 16, the US territory's governor said yesterday. Governor Ricardo Rossello...

T&T Opposition Leader calls for fresh general election

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar Sunday called for fresh general elections in Trinidad and Tobago. According to CMC, her call came after Prime Minister Dr...

Major fire at St. Lucia hospital; second in one month

The Soufriere Hospital in Saint Lucia was yet again the scene of another fire within one month as a major blaze raged at the...

LIAT reaches agreement with Caribbean Airlines to service air bridge

The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, says it has successfully concluded a commercial agreement with Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to operate flights on the Trinidad and...

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