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US Federal prosecutors say a Jamaican citizen has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in a lottery scam that targeted elderly victims. The US Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Jeragh Powell admitted working with his wife and others to mail fake lottery prize notifications to people around

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St. Kitts-Nevis Opposition Leader Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says he fears the decision by United States President Donald Trump to ban nationals from seven Muslim countries could have an effect on the island’s tourism and education sectors. Trump announced last weekend a temporary ban on persons from Yemen, Iraq, Sudan,

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The World Bank is urging Caribbean countries to rethink their approach to governance, as key to overcoming challenges related to security, growth and equity. In a new report titled “Governance and the Law” the Washington-based financial institution explores how unequal distribution of power in a society interferes with policies’ effectiveness.

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Consumers in Guyana are bracing for a possible price hike on local and imported beverages this week as the Government’s new $10 tax on non-returnable containers takes effect today. According to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Customs Act provides for the levy to be charged on every non-returnable unit

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Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says citizens should be allowed to carry guns to protect themselves and their families from the criminals in Trinidad and Tobago. She made that call during a news conference at her Charles Street, Port-of-Spain office on Monday. According to the Trinidad Guardian newspaper, Persad-Bissessar said the

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Trinidad and Tobago on Monday joined its CARICOM member state, the Bahamas, in dismissing a report on the American television network, MSNBC, that the terrorist group, ISIS, has members in the two CARICOM countries. In a statement, the Office of the Prime Minister noted that Trinidad and Tobago and the

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St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says his government plans to continue to lobby for an international treaty, since St. Lucia was threatened on the issue of accepting deportees. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Chastanet said St. Lucia was told that if it did not accept the deportees, travel

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The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said it remains committed “to the preservation of law and order” amid allegations that three soldiers were involved in raping a 15-year-old girl. While the GDF statement did not disclose when or where the alleged rape took place, media reports from Guyana said the incident

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With data revealing that Trinidad and Tobago has a “childhood obesity epidemic that must be arrested immediately”, the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks will be forbidden in the nation’s schools from April. The ban on soft drinks, juice drinks, flavoured water, sports/energy drinks, tea and coffee and milk-based drinks with added

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Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is urging young people to move away from a life of crime as the murder toll in Trinidad and Tobago reached above 50 with the killings of several people over the past 24 hours. In a statement, Rowley said that while crime has been, for

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