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Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 11:14 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The United States Coast Guard announced Monday that it suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat near Puerto Rico after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants from a vessel that had...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 10:12 AM

Cuba, CMC – The National Institute of Social Security is carrying out a centralised process of granting pensions, in a quick way, for all the affected workers and relatives of the victims of the accident at the Saratoga hotel. According to...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 5:03 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighbouring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 9:22 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors in the United States have charged the leader of a notoriously violent Haitian gang in connection with the kidnapping of 16 Americans last year, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Germine Joly, 29, who...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 9:43 AM

MIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian senator is facing charges in the United States related to last year's assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, authorities said. John Joel Joseph made his initial appearance Monday in Miami...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 2:38 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Eight Turkish citizens have been kidnapped in Haiti's capital, an official told The Associated Press on Monday, apparently the latest in a string of high-profile kidnappings by powerful gangs. Hugues Josue,...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 1:47 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping Monday expressed “profound sorrow” at the loss of lives with the collapse of Hotel Saratoga in Cuba last week following a gas explosion. It described...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 1:16 PM

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew away much of the outer walls of a five-star hotel in the heart of Cuba's capital on Friday and officials reported at least eight people had died. But no tourists were...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 8:58 PM

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – Dr Natalio 'Sowande' Wheatley was sworn in as the new Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a few hours after the House of Assembly passed a 10-to-one no-confidence resolution evoking...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 6:14 PM

The British Virgin Islands' House of Assembly today approved a no-confidence vote against Andrew Fahie, a step toward removing the overseas British territory's premier after his arrest on drug charges in Miami last week.

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 9:36 AM

HAVANA (AP) — The United States Embassy in Havana has resumed processing visas for Cubans, though on a limited basis, more than four years after stopping consular services on the island amid a hardening of relations. The resumption...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 1:07 PM

The premier of the British Virgin Islands, accused of drug-smuggling charges following a US government sting in South Florida, was released Wednesday on a $500,000 bond. In a surprise decision, federal court Judge Alicia Otazo-Reyes in Miami...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 9:56 AM

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A diplomat from the Dominican Republic has been freed four days after being kidnapped in neighbouring Haiti, the Dominican foreign minister said Wednesday. The minister, Roberto Alvarez, said in a...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 4:48 PM

MIAMI, CMC – Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Andrew Fahie, has sought his release from United States custody on alleged drugs and money laundering charges claiming diplomatic immunity. Fahie as well as the managing director of...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 11:10 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris Monday announced a 10 per cent salary increase for public sector workers. This will benefit more than 9,000 workers in the twin-island federation. “I am pleased to announce...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 10:02 AM

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – People took to the street outside the official residence of Governor John Rankin to protest the recommendations of a report of a Commission of Inquiry that examined allegations of corruption and abuse by...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 11:32 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum says drier than normal seasonal rainfall and less than normal wet days and wet spells are expected across most of the region for the three-month period ending in...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 4:43 PM

MIAMI (AP) — The premier of the British Virgin Islands appeared in federal court in Miami on Friday after his arrest on cocaine smuggling charges. At the same time, Britain's governor of the Caribbean territory announced that a corruption...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 10:29 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavy gunfire echoed Thursday in a once quiet neighbourhood in Haiti's capital that has become ground zero in a gang fight that has killed at least 20 people, injured more than a dozen and forced thousands to...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 9:29 AM

LONDON, CMC – The London-based Privy Council has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the former vice president of the International Football Federation (FIFA) and former senior Trinidad and Tobago government minister Jack Warner...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2022 | 10:25 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Criminal violence in Haiti worsened this week with fighting among gangs in part of the capital chasing thousands from their homes and killing at least 20 people, including children. Haiti's Civil Protection...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 10:33 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Apr 26, – A motion of no confidence has been filed against Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, whose coalition Team Unity government is facing an uphill task in keeping its majority in the Parliament. Informed sources...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2022 | 11:32 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haiti's National Civil Aviation Office announced Thursday that it is banning all private aircraft from flying during an investigation into the crash of a small plane that killed at least five people and...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 3:41 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A small plane crashed Wednesday in the bustling Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, killing at least five people and injuring several others, authorities said. The plane was headed to the southern coastal city of...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 9:41 AM

HAVANA (AP) — Two days before the opening of migration talks between Cuba and the United States, which have been paralysed for four years, a high-ranking Cuban official lamented Washington's “incoherent” and “...

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