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Caribbean Countries on alert over Online Suicide Game

Authorities in the Caribbean are keeping a close eye on a social media game that encourages players to commit suicide. Dubbed the Blue Whale Challenge,...

Zika cost in the Region will be in the billions

The Zika outbreak could cost the Caribbean and Latin America US$7-18 billion over 2015–2017 alone, a new report has found. And while larger economies such...

Haiti president calls stone-throwers ‘terrorists’

Haiti's President Jovenel Moise has slammed as "terrorists" the unidentified attackers who hurled stones at his motorcade late on Saturday. "There are no words strong...

ECCU Member Governments raise over EC$10.6 Billion on Regional Government Securities Market since 2002

As the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM) approaches its 15th anniversary, member states are celebrating their success in raising over $10.6 billion in Treasury...

No charge for 11-Year-Old Jamaican child who killed older boy

There will be no criminal charge laid against the 11-year-old boy who fatally chopped a 14-year-old boy in Jamaica earlier this week. But a psychiatric...

CLICO eyes return to Guyana but Former President says not so fast

The Trinidad-based CL Financial has been wooing the Guyana Government to allow the insurance company to resume its business there. Finance Minister Winston Jordan and...

Caribbean nationals nabbed, face deportation in US immigration sweep

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has arrested a number of Caribbean nationals in a three-day immigration sweep. ICE said...

CARICOM condemns terrorist attacks in Russia and UK

CARICOM has condemned the terrorist attack in Russia earlier this week saying the “unremitting slaughter of innocent people regardless of the objective can never...

Liat and unions agree to talks

A task force comprising executives of the regional carrier Liat, unions representing the carrier’s workers and an official from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)...

Jamaica lifts ban on corned beef

Jamaica has lifted the temporary ban on the importation of corned beef from Brazil. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda made the...

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