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Prime Minister Mia Mottley (right) takes the oath of office before President Dame Sandra Mason yesterday.

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Mia Mottley was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday afternoon, announcing that until she swears in her Cabinet next week, she will take responsibility for the health portfolio amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mottley, who...
Odlanier Santiago Rodríguez (centre), who was accused of participating in the recent anti-government protests and who was released after 22 days in prison, poses with his uncle Emilio Roman and his daughter-in-law María Carla Milán Ramos, as they show p

HAVANA (AP): Cuban courts have wrapped up the hearing phase of six mass trials for people accused of involvement in the largest and most unruly protests on the island in decades, leaving more than 100 defendants awaiting potentially heavy sentences...
People gather at Redemption Hospital yesterday where victims of a stampede at a Christian crusade outside Monrovia, Liberia, on Wednesday night were taken to.

MONROVIA (AP): At least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in a densely populated area of the capital, Monrovia, officials said Thursday. The stampede...

DALLAS (AP): Some flights to and from the United States were cancelled on Wednesday even after AT...

HONG KONG (AP): Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): The Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) Monday said that just over 266,000 people are eligible to cast ballots in today’s general election that Prime Minister Mia Mottley has called 18 months ahead of the...

MIAMI (AP): Guatemala has hired for US$900,000 a major supporter of former President Donald Trump to seek influence with US officials in an unusual lobbying contract paid for by its ally Taiwan, foreign lobby records show. Ballard Partners...

WASHINGTON (AP): Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with his Russian counterpart in Switzerland this week as tensions between the US and Russia escalate over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, the State Department said on Tuesday. The...

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday denied misleading Parliament about lockdown-breaching parties, and confirmed he has given an account of events to an inquiry probing alleged violations of coronavirus rules by the...

LONDON (AP): A man in northwest England pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to exploiting a vulnerable victim, who was found living in a garden shed that had been his home for 40 years. The victim was rescued in October 2018 when officers from...
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