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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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Venezuela’s Maduro offers few fresh ideas as economy circles drain

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro kicked off his new term with a state-of-the-nation speech yesterday but offered little in the way of fresh proposals to...

CARICOM Secretary General says cost of crime and violence too high

CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says the social, psychological and economic cost of crime and violence in the region is too high, and the...

Probe in death of mother and baby at St Lucia hospital

Health authorities have launched a probe into the deaths of a 30-year-old mother and her unborn baby at the St. Jude Hospital in Vieux-Fort,...

Jamaica’s Government to Release Sterile Mosquitoes to Combat Dengue

Effective March 2020, the Government of Jamaica will begin releasing half a million sterile male mosquitoes into the environment per week to help slash...

Former Jamaica prime minister urges government to establish National Security Commission to fight crime

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P.J. Patterson has suggested that a National Security Commission be established by the current administration in an effort to...

Hold parents responsible for their children’s criminal actions says Trinidad Judge

A Trinidad High Court judge is call­ing for the en­act­ment of laws to hold par­ents and guardians re­spon­si­ble for their chil­dren’s crim­i­nal ac­tions. De­liv­er­ing the...

Barbados developing cyber security strategy to deal with organised crime

The Barbados government yesterday announced plans to establish a national cyber security strategy to provide the island of Barbados with “a robust cyber defence”...

Regional ferry service viable, says World Bank study

Deputy Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Trevor Brathwaite, in a recent interview with OBSERVER media, said that a study conducted by...

Suspect in murder of Dominican Republican journalists commits suicide during police chase

A man accused of shooting dead two journalists live on air in the Dominican Republic died during a shootout with police, the authorities said...

Haiti plunges on with poll despite opposition boycott

Haiti's outgoing president brushed aside street protests, boycott threats and fraud claims yesterday to push ahead with plans to elect his successor this weekend. Michel...

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