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Daily Archives: October 23, 2014

Four arrested for shooting death of electrical engineer

Four persons have been arrested and two hand guns and ammunition seized, as police continued their probe into last Sunday’s shooting death of an electrical engineer outside his Prashad Nagar home. Investigators said that a suspect who was arrested on Wednesday in Sophia has led them to the arrest of three other men in Sophia. Police said they seized two ...

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Lightning shocks children in southern Guyana

In southern Guyana near the border with Brazil, lightning shocked two school-age children and damaged a section of the house in which they are living. The two members of the Paulino family were rushed from their residence at St. Ignatius to the nearby Lethem Public Hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known. A Caribbean News Desk Citizen Reporter, who visited ...

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Controversy erupts over renaming Dominica airport

As the Government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit gets ready to rename the Melville Hall airport in Dominica next week Monday after late Prime Ministers Roosvelt Douglas and Pierre Charles, the Douglas family is opposed to the move. They claim that they were not consulted and it is disrespect to Roosevelt Douglas who died in office in 2000. Pierre Charles ...

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When will Guyana’s National Assembly meet?

In Guyana where a no-confidence motion is hanging over the President Donald Ramotar administration, it is unclear when the National Assembly will meet again. Now that the two-month parliamentary recess is over, sectoral and select committees are continuing their work but the House is yet to meet. This, despite calls mainly by the smaller Alliance For Change (AFC) party for ...

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Caricom finally gets fisheries policy but laws are outdated

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) now has new fisheries policy, but the fishery laws of most member states are outdated. After several years of drafting and negotiations, the Common Fisheries Policy was adopted earlier this month at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2014 held in Suriname. Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism or CRFM, Milton Haughton says the ...

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Human Rights Watch: Growing number of LGBT homeless in Jamaica due to discrimination

San Juan, Oct 22 (EFE).- Family and community discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Jamaica has boosted the number of LGBT people living on the streets, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch. In its report “Not Safe at Home,” uploaded Tuesday to HRW’s Web site, the human rights organization warns that LGBT people are often ...

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CARICOM reparations movement weakens regional integration, expert says

San Juan, Oct 22 (EFE).- The demands of the Caribbean Community, or CARICOM, for slavery reparation from Europe “do not strengthen the integration process” because they divert attention from priority issues, an expert told Efe on Wednesday. Ivan Ogando Lora, director of the Dominican campus of the Latin American College of Social Sciences, told Efe today that CARICOM should focus ...

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Caribbean News Desk Radio Prog: CDB pays Haiti’s disaster insurance

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will once again ensure that Haiti has insurance coverage to limit the impact of catastrophic hurricanes and or earthquakes. The Barbados-based CDB says it is is providing a grant of USD2.5 million dollars to cover Haiti’s premium to the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) for the period June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. ...

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