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BARBADOS-POLITICS-Prime Minister names cabinet

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 1, CMC – One week after his ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) scored a narrow two seat majority in the general election, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has announced the composition of his Cabinet dropping former Commerce and Trade minister Haynesley Benn. ... Full story

UNITED STATES-CRIME-US national guilty of sexual charges involving Haitian minors

MIAMI, Mar 1, CMC – An American national who operated a group home for poor children in Haiti has been found guilty of five counts of travelling from Florida to the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to engage in sex with minors. ... Full story

BERMUDA-FINANCE-Government to clamp down on tax dodgers

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Mar 1, CMC –The Bermuda government says it will crack down on tax dodgers who owe it a whopping US$85 million in unpaid taxes. ... Full story

ST. KITTS-POLITICS-Prime Minister announces minor re-shuffle following court ruling

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 1, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas has announced a minor re-shuffle of his Cabinet following a High Court ruling on Thursday that the appointment of Jason Hamilton as the Attorney General and as a fourth Senator in the National Assembly was declared null and void. ... Full story

Political manoeuvre

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar 1, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas has announced a minor re-shuffle of his Cabinet following a High Court ruling on Thursday that the appointment of Jason Hamilton as the Attorney General and as a fourth Senator in the National Assembly was declared null and void. ... Full story

TRINIDAD-POLICE-Government moves to give soldiers powers of police

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 1, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has announced plans to give soldiers powers similar to that of the police as it moves to crack down on an escalation of crime in the country. ... Full story

CARIBBEAN-MIGRATION-New York City Council approves bill to prevent deportation of Caribbean immigrants

NEW YORK, Mar 1, CMC - The Council of the City of New York has passed a bill that will prohibit the New York Police Department (NYPD) from turning over Caribbean and other immigrants charged with low-level crimes to US federal authorities. ... Full story

GUYANA-ENVIRONMENT-IDB provides funds for low carbon activities in Guyana

WASHINGTON, Mar 1, CMC - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it is providing a five million US dollar grant to Guyana to help implement a strategy to reduce carbon emissions by re-orienting the economy onto a low carbon path. ... Full story

GUYANA-LABOUR-GPL hoping for amicable solution to labour dispute

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 1, CMC – The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says its offer of five per cent to striking workers represents the best it could pay even as it said it is hoping for an amicable resolution to the situation when the parties meet at the Ministry of Labour on Friday. ... Full story

ST. VINCENT-MEDIA-PM wants further clarification from BBC Trust

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mar 1, CMC - Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has written to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Trust seeking clarification on a story carried by a local website as the fall out continues from his alleged confrontation with two BBC journalists in Barbados last month. ... Full story

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