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Category Archives: Regional News

Barbados Minister: EU tax haven blacklist will have serious implications

The blacklisting of Barbados by the European Union could have serious implications for the island’s economy, International Business Minister Donville Inniss has warned.

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2 Detectives charged with stealing $500k from gold miner

Two Detective Constables attached to the Bartica Police Station are charged and taken before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for allegedly stealing $500,000 from a gold miner.

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6 Caribbean countries certified as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis.

Six Caribbean countries are certified as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis.

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Grenada sees an increase in its population

Grenada has seen an increase in the size of its population based on the latest data from the Central Statistics Office.

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US to scrap Haitian immigrants’ protected status

The US is to terminate a programme that gives more than 50,000 immigrants from Haiti protection against deportation.

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Ninja Man found guilty of murder

Jamaican dancehall artiste Desmond John Ballentine also known as Ninja Man and his co-accused have been found guilty of the 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as Ricky Trooper.

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Human rights group concerned over new media law

Human rights groups have raised concerns over a media law passed earlier this month in Venezuela that they say could stifle freedom of expression and criminalise social-media users opposed to President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

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Calls for Haiti President Moise to go

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Haiti calling for President Jovenel Moise to step down.

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Ansa McAL Barbados links two brands

ANSA Coatings Limited has consolidated Berger and Sissons operations in Barbados.

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Jamaica govt clears the air on legal requirement to prescribe ganja for medical use

The Health Ministry in Jamaica is seeking to clarify a misunderstanding within the public domain as to the legal requirements for prescribing ganja for medical or therapeutic purposes.

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