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HAITI-AID-Haiti wants greater say in disbursement of Canadian assistance

MONTREAL, Canada, Jan 9, CMC – Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has a message for Canada in the wake of a decision by Ottawa to put a temporarily halt on aid to the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. ... Full story

Haiti's plea

MONTREAL, Canada, Jan 9, CMC – Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has a message for Canada in the wake of a decision by Ottawa to put a temporarily halt on aid to the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. ... Full story

DOMINICA-ENERGY-Residents raise health concerns as government develops geothermal project

ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan 9, CMC – The Dominica government has confirmed that experts are being brought into the country as it seeks to allay the health concerns of the residents in the Roseau Valley where most of the geothermal projects are being undertaken. ... Full story

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS-CRIME-Family of former premier appeals for his return home

PROVIDENCIALS, Turks and Caicos Islands, Jan 9, CMC – The family of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier, Michael Misick, has launched a local and international appeal for the former head of government who is in a Brazilian jail to be allowed to return to the British Overseas Territory. ... Full story

BELIZE-CRIME-Prime Minister meets with gang leaders in the aftermath of brutal murders

BELMOPAN, Belize, Jan 9, CMC – Prime Minister Dean Barrow has confirmed holding talks with the leaders of a notorious criminal gang here after four men were found murdered in an apartment building on Tuesday. ... Full story

GUYANA-ENVIRONMENT-Guyana preparing for international talks on banning mercury

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 9, CMC – Guyana is sending a delegation to the fifth session of the Inter-Governmental Negotiation Committee in Geneva later this month where an international ban on mercury will be discussed. ... Full story

GRENADA-POLITICS-Mitchell appeals for unity as opposition gears for general election this year

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jan 9, CMC – The main opposition New National Party (NNP) predicting that a general election will be held this year is urging citizens to unite and help lay the foundation of a long overdue Grenadian renaissance. ... Full story

UNITED STATES-RIGHTS-Legislator welcomes ruling on stop-and-frisk tactics

NEW YORK, Jan 9, CMC – The Grenada-born American legislator, who was arrested during the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade two years ago, is hailing the decision of a court to strike down part of the New York Police Department (NYPD) “stop-and-frisk” policy. ... Full story

JAMAICA-POLITICS-New ECJ chairman for Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 9, CMC - Executive Chancellor of the University College of the Caribbean (UCC), Dr. Herbert Thompson, has been named as the new chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ). ... Full story

UNITED STATES-LAWSUIT-Students want DEA to release information on Jamaica

NEW YORK, Jan 9, CMC – Three Yale Law School students have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request calling on the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to release aerial surveillance footage compiled during the operations by security forces in Jamaica to detain Christopher “Dudus” Coke who was wanted in the United States on drugs and firearms charges. ... Full story

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