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The Antigua-based regional carrier Liat will be cutting several routes as of next month, as “part of its efforts to achieve greater profitability and improve efficiency” following a review aimed at ensuring the airline only flies on commercially viable routes. Flights to and from the United States Virgin Islands and

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Jovenel Moise was on Tuesday sworn in as the Haiti’s 58th president, following an extended and complicated two-year election cycle. Moïse took the oath of office in a Parliament chamber surrounded by Haitian lawmakers and foreign dignitaries. The 48-year-old businessman succeeded Michel Martelly, who left office one year ago in

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Several Muslim leaders, including Yasin Abu Bakr who staged a failed coup in 1990, are calling on the Trinidad and Tobago government to shelve plans to introduce legislation amending the anti-terrorism act. Last week, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said that the Keith Rowley administration would be bringing legislation to Parliament

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Haitian law authorities say they have rescued 33 women including school children, during a raid that netted at least 12 human traffickers. “We found 33 girls, 20 of them minors, locked up in one room,” said Danton Léger, the Port-au-Prince government commissioner, adding that in another room, 12 traffickers, including

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As part of the slate of changes coming into effect for the appointment of diplomats and the issuance of diplomatic passports, the public in Antigua and Barbuda has been told that, “a list of all diplomatic passport holders will be tabled annually in Parliament and released publicly”. Prime Minister Gaston

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The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Dominica says it is planning a demonstration on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. In a broadcast on his Facebook page Opposition Leader Lennox Linton said the demonstration to be led by the “Patriots of Dominica” will gather

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More stringent dog control legislation that could include a ban on certain breeds could be on the cards for Barbados. Minister of Health John Boyce announced the move days after an elderly woman was mauled to death by five dogs, including pit bulls. Retired nurse Verona Gibson, age 47, was

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Sudan has been added to the list of states whose nationals are not allowed to apply for citizenship under Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). The ban was communicated as a Cabinet decision which was made public on Saturday. A report by the Antigua Observer, says that according

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Guyana says it is moving to tighten up on measures aimed at curbing the influx of illegal immigrants in the CARICOM country in light of recent discloses in Trinidad and Tobago of its nationals being linked to overseas terrorist organizations. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, said the Trinidad and Tobago

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St. Lucia on Wednesday cut the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 15 to 12.5 per cent, with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet saying his Administration is keeping a key campaign promise to the electorate. “We have always believed that taxation should be a product of increased economic activity and not an

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