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41 Prisoners break out of Venezuela jail

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 21:54 by GxMedia Caracas, Nov 26 (EFE).- A total of 41 alleged criminals fled on Wednesday morning from a jail managed by the CICPC scientific, penal and criminal research corps in the central Venezuelan city of Los Teques, in the state of Miranda.“According to preliminary information, at approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday a ...

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Haiti: UN mission chief urges calm, respect for rights in wake of protests

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 21:49 by GxMedia Amid rising tensions Port-au-Prince and other key Haitian cities in the wake of last month’s delayed elections, the top United Nations official in the country deplored the violence that recently caused injuries among demonstrators and called on all sides to respect the right to free expression while also avoiding any ...

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Jamaica begins parliamentary debate on joining Caribbean Court

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 21:41 by GxMedia The Jamaica Parliament has begun debate to cut ties with the British Privy Council and make the Caribbean Court of Justice the final court of appeal. Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller on Tuesday described resort to the Privy Council as a fundamental missing link in independence. Against the background of the ...

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Antigua and Barbuda now part of OECS free movement system

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 21:38 by GxMedia Antigua and Barbuda has finally completed the process to waive the need for work permits for nationals of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The country is the last member-nation of the OECS to implement this along with the granting of indefinite stays for OECS nationals. The bill to ...

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6 Rescued from grounded sailing vessel in Virgin Islands

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 21:36 by GxMedia San Juan, Nov 26 (EFE).- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued six boaters after their vessel ran aground on the rocks just off Coral Bay in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Coast Guard personnel in the San Juan office received an emergency radio call from the group on Monday night asking ...

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Margallo leaves Cuba with a wish for faster reforms

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 21:32 by GxMedia Havana, Nov 26 (EFE).- Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo culiminated his first official visit toCubawithout meeting President Raul Castro but with a message about the need for speedier economic reforms and the situation of political prisoners in the country. Although not on the official agenda, it was assumed that ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyanese trafficked to work in slave-like conditions in Suriname

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 21:22 by GxMedia Several Guyanese from Indigenous Amerindian communities have complained that they were trafficked to neighbouring Suriname to work under harsh conditions. Guyanese police said the men were recruited to work on farms in the Dutch-speaking country. Investigators said the five undocumented Guyanese received limited food and were required to work for ...

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Jagdeo, Ramotar hired executive jet service on whose plane US authorities found US$620K

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 17:11 by GxMedia A privately-owned executive jet service, whose Guyanese owner has been arrested in Puerto Rico allegedly with US$620,000 in his possession, has been used by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo and his successor, Donald Ramotar, according to well-placed sources. The owner, Khamraj Lall, was arrested in Puerto Rico on November 22 after ...

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Guyanese businessman arrested allegedly with US$600K in Puerto Rico

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:07 by GxMedia A Guyanese man was arrested this weekend for traveling on a plane over US$ 600,000 in cash hidden in plastic bags. The large sum of money was allegedly not reported to federal authorities, but a dog handled by agents in the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport detected the cash stashed ...

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GUYANA: Linden bauxite workers on strike for more pay

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:10 by GxMedia Workers at the Chinese-owned BOSAI Minerals Limited bauxite plant at Linden on Tuesday continued to down tools and stayed off the job to press demands for higher salaries, according to well-placed sources. Preliminary information reaching Caribbean News Desk is that the company is offering a six percent hike in salaries, ...

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