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BARBADOS-AVIATION-DEATH-Founder of Redjet dies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 31, CMC- Ian Burns, the founder of Redjet, the airline that was the flag carrier of Barbados, died in his native Ireland on Wednesday. ... Full story

ANTIGUA-WEATHER-LIAT warns of possible flight delays

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jul 31, CMC – Regional carrier LIAT has warned of the possible disruption of flights on Friday due to the impending passage of a low pressure system. ... Full story

ST. LUCIA-HEALTH-Eastern Caribbean prepared for Ebola virus

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 31, CMC-St Lucia’s national Epidemiologist, Nahum Jn Baptiste, is confident that the Eastern Caribbean sub-region is prepared for any eventuality in connection with the Ebola virus. ... Full story

UNITED STATES-CRIME - Judge blocks police unions in stop-and-frisk case

NEW YORK, Jul 31, CMC–A US federal judge has denied a bid by police unions to intervene in the stop-and-frisk case, involving minorities, including Caribbean immigrants, paving the way for the city’s settlement over the controversial practice to proceed. ... Full story

JAMAICA-COURT-Cops fined for disobeying investigative body

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 31, CMC - Eight police officers who were convicted of refusing to cooperate with the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) were each fined J$650-thousand (One Jamaica dollar = US$0.004 cents) when they appeared in court Thursday. ... Full story

CANANEWS AND SPORTS SCHEDULE AT 1200 ECT

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The following is the CANANews and SPORTS Schedule for Thursday, July 31,2014. ... Full story

ANTIGUA-CRIME-Attorney General General to face trial on passport fraud charges

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Jul 31, CMC – A city magistrate Thursday committed newly appointed Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin to face trial on October 1 on allegations of passport fraud. ... Full story

CARIBBEAN-CRIME- UN calls for action to eradicate Trafficking in Persons

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31, CMC – Emphasizing that the practice of slavery still plagues modern society, the United Nations marked its first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons by calling on the international community to end impunity for perpetrators. ... Full story

ST VINCENT-HEALTH- Chikungunya gains traction in Southern Grenadines

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jul 31, CMC -Health officials are working to contain the chikungunya virus as “small increases” of the mosquito borne disease have now been reported in the Southern Grenadines. ... Full story

CURACAO-AVIATION-JetBlue adds Curacao to route network

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Jul 31 CMC –JetBlue , the New York City-based carrier will be launching service to Curacao before the end of the year. ... Full story

BARBADOS-TOURISM-Island re-focusing to US market

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 31, CMC-Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority, Adrian Elcock, says Barbados is placing more emphasis on tourists from the United States as it diversifies to cushion the industry from shocks in the external market. ... Full story

JAMAICA-HEALTH - Health Ministry monitors West Africa Ebola outbreak

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 31, CMC – Jamaica’s response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa will be discussed at a meeting scheduled for Thursday at the Ministry of Health. ... Full story

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