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Category Archives: Regional News

CARICOM LEADERS TO MEET IN EMERGENCY SESSION ON ESSEQUIBO TENSIONS….

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services spends approximately five billion dollars per year, on social support systems. The Minister says, there is an increase in the number of people depending on such support every year. Donna Cox says, … Continue reading

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VENEZUELANS VOTE TO CLAIM GUYANA-CONTROLLED OIL REGION….

Venezuelans have voted overwhelmingly, in favour of claiming a disputed oil-rich territory long controlled by neighbouring Guyana. Officials say, more than 95% approved establishing a new state in Essequibo. Caracas says the region has been part of Venezuela since independence … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE TO SPEAK TODAY ON VENEZUELA BORDER REFERENDUM…

The International Court of Justice says, it will deliver its order on Guyana’s request for ”the indication of provisional measures” aimed at preventing Venezuela from holding a referendum, over the ownership of the mineral and forest-rich county of Essequibo. In … Continue reading

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SCABIES OUT BREAK IN A BAHAMIAN SCHOOL…

In the Bahamas, several students of a school on Harper Island have contracted scabies. They were up to last Friday in quarantine. The acting Education Director Dominique Mc Carty-Russel said, last week several measures were taking place to remedy the … Continue reading

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T&T SHOULD SUPPORT GUYANA…

The Member of Parliament for Naparima says, government must unequivocally support Guyana in its border dispute with Venezuela. Mr. Rodney Charles says, alternatively, the Dr. Keith Rowley led administration, must work vigorously towards a diplomatic resolution of the conflict. The … Continue reading

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RECORD SHATTERING HEAT WITHIN THE REGION….

It has been a record-shattering weekend of heat for many in the Region. Director of the Barbados meteorological services Sabu Best says, temperatures at one monitoring station, reached heights never seen before. He says, high temperatures, which have been magnified … Continue reading

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ACM AND CBU CONDEMNED THE SHOOTING AT A MEDIA HOUSE IN JAMAICA…

The Barbados-based Caribbean broadcasting Union and the Association of Caribbean Media Workers have now condemned the shooting incident at the parking lot of a media house in Jamaica last weekend. The Press Association of Jamaica as well as the government … Continue reading

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JAMAICA’S PM CALLS FOR THE REVIEW OF A PICK UP POLICY FOR STUDENTS, AFTER THE KILLING OF AN 8 YEAR OLD GIRL

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness stresses the importance of having a child picked up from school, by an authorized person. He makes the point as he reiterates that the safety and security policy for all public schools will be reviewed. This comes … Continue reading

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BARBADOS … RESIDENTS SCAMPER FOR SAFETY IN CHRIST CHURCH, AS GUNMEN OPEN FIRE INDISCRIMINATELY

A shooting in a Christ Church neighbourhood in Barbados is said to, have sent residents scampering to safety. Reports say several shots rang out in green hill close, Silver Hill yesterday afternoon, at around 2:30 as gunmen fired indiscriminately through … Continue reading

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TRAGEDY ENGULFS GUYANA AS 20 STUDETS ARE BURNT TO DEATH …AN EMERGENCY CABINET MEETING IS UNDERWAY

President Irfaan Ali has summoned an early morning cabinet meeting in the wake of the tragic fire in Mahdia. Reports so far say at least 20 children have perished in the Guyanese mining town. Reports say the fire broke out … Continue reading

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