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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Guyana’s Speaker’s Mace not stolen; Opposition wants fixed dates for National Assembly’s reconvening

The Speaker’s Mace – his symbol of authority- is not stolen or missing, contrary to claims by House Speaker Raphael Trotman. Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs told Caribbean News Desk that he removed the Mace from the Speaker’s Office Thursday afternoon but did not inform him due to a busy work schedule. “The Mace is right here. I ...

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Dominican Republic charges first person with terrorism

The Dominican Republic has for the first time charged someone for terrorism in connection with the torching of a subway car earlier this week that left 35 passengers injured. Twenty-one year old Franck Kelin Holguin was Thursday remanded  to prison for one year.  He is also charged with attempted multiple  murders. Dominican Today reported that he would have been paid ...

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Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General presses police on cocaine surgery

Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan has insisted  that police must carry out a thorough investigation into a surgery that removed cocaine from a man…. Mr Ramlogan’s comments came against the background of police saying that  it was unlikely that the doctor or patient will be arrested because there was insufficient evidence. The surgery was done last December at ...

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Guyana’s Opposition Leader calls off local govt talks with President

Guyana’s Opposition Leader, David Granger on Friday announced that he has called off talks with President Donald Ramotar on Local Government Elections. Those polls have not been held since 1994 because of delays in local government legislative reforms and more recently government’s reluctance to do so because it lost its parliamentary majority in the 2011 general election. Granger’s A Partnership ...

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Latin America, Carribean and U.S. outline “lines of action” against Ebola

Havana, Oct 31 (EFE).- Specialists and government representatives from 34 countries of the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, have outlined a coordinated “action plan” to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in the region. The summit that brought together 278 health specialists and officials of the Americas to the Cuban capital put together a road map for the ...

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Carib News Desk prog: Falling oil prices unlikely to dent Trinidad and Tobago; Guyana’s Opposition Leader pulls out of Local Govt talks; Dom Rep charges first person for terrorism

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Massy Group, Gervase Warner says falling oil prices will not impact on his company and Trinidad and Tobago; at least, just not yet. The price of oil has fallen by 25 percent since June to about US$80 dollars per barrel- about the same figure to which Trinidad and Tobago’s budget is pegged. The ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m proud to be gay”

Washington, Oct 30 (EFE).- Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his homosexuality in an essay published Thursday in which he said he is “proud to be gay,” something that he considers to be “one of the greatest gifts” God has given him. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me ...

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Venezuela holds 10 for lawmaker’s murder

Caracas, Oct 30 (EFE).- Ten people are in custody for the murder of a ruling-party lawmaker and his aide, Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Thursday. Arrest warrants remain outstanding for four other suspects, three of them foreign nationals, she said during her weekly program on public radio. All 14 individuals are charged with aggravated homicide in the deaths of ...

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