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US official says ending Cuba embargo will take time

US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker wrapped up her visit to Cuba on Wednesday by saying both sides need to learn more about each other...

Dominica Prime Minister says flooding in Trinidad underscores impact of climate change

Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the recent flooding in Trinidad and Tobago underscores the impact climate change is having globally. Skerrit, whose country is...

New business opportunities from plastic ban, says Jamaica’s Economic ministry

Jamaica’s Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says the ban on plastic will allow for the...

Quickly fading La Niña delays onset of wet season in the Caribbean

The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says the onset of the wet season may be delayed by a few weeks in...

Bisexual Jamaican wins three year battle for asylum in the UK

A bisexual asylum seeker from Jamaica has won a three year battle to remain in the United Kingdom (UK). Orashia Edwards fought to have his...

Bermuda government to lodge appeal after Chief Justice rules gay couples can again marry

The Bermuda government said yesterday it would lodge an appeal against a Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to once again marry in Bermuda,...

Jamaican family to donate body of world’s oldest woman to UWI

The body of the world’s oldest woman, 117-year-old Violet Moss Brown, of Jamaica, is to be donated to the University of the West Indies...

Dominica Diplomat arrested in Billion Dollar embezzlement scheme

An Iranian man, who holds a diplomatic passport issued by Dominica and is accused of helping to embezzle billions of dollars while Iran evaded...

St. Lucia Prime Minister says “Time is against us” on Climate Change

A CARICOM prime minister has reiterated the call for developed countries to assist Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their quest to combat the...

Father of 12 appeals conviction after 37-year sentence for sexual assault of 14...

Sentenced to 37 years in prison back in 2015 for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, Linton Pompey is appealing his conviction and sentence which...

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