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US government distances itself from remarks made by former NY governor in Trinidad

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The United States Embassy in Trinidad on Sunday distanced itself and the US government from remarks made a political rally in Port of Spain on Saturday on behalf of the opposition People’s National Movement’s (PNM) by former New York governor David Paterson.

Cayman Islands legislator calls homosexuals evil

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — One of the longest-serving members of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly, Anthony Eden, has derided rights for the lesbian gay bisexual transgender (LGBT) community and warned that the next step would be bestiality.

Tropical system continues to develop as it moves west towards the Caribbean

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MIAMI, USA — Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with an area of low pressure designated as Invest 96 L located several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands continues to show signs of organization. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, environmental conditions…

Haitian traveller intercepted at Fort Lauderdale airport with nearly 20 pounds of cocaine in suitcase lining

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FORT LAUDERDALE, USA — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport arrested a 33-year-old male citizen of Haiti for smuggling nearly 20 pounds of cocaine in the false lining of two suitcases.

SBA announces funding package to spur economic activity and create jobs in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, a member of President Obama’s Cabinet and the head of the US Small Business Administration (SBA), announced on Monday during a press conference that the former Roosevelt Roads Naval Station has been designated a Historically…

Caribbean Week- One Love festivities officially launched in Northern Ireland

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Belfast was treated to Caribbean hospitality and festivities on Saturday with the official launch of Caribbean Week 2015. The annual Caribbean Week highlights Caribbean history, food, music, poetry, photography, fashion, tourism, agriculture, including emancipation and…

Phoenix Rising: Realizing your true potential

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From our birth, there is a vast amount of potential that exists within us. “A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds. And you will know, too, when you lift…

Editorial: What if…? Part 2

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In February 2014, attorneys for former Saint Lucia housing minister Richard Frederick filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Washington, DC, claiming compensatory and punitive damages of $25 million in relation to the revocation in 2011 of his diplomatic and non-immigrant US visas.

Commentary: The future is better than history of the past in Trinidad and Tobago

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First it was emailgate by Dr Keith Rowley, followed by Jack Warner and his situation with US authorities. Then a poll showed 20/21 for the UNC that has only just launched its full slate on Sunday. Recently, alleged sexual harassment showed its ugly head and now murder threats have surfaced that may…

Commentary: The contentious Garifuna debate

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The partial statement of the opposition leader quoted above, and delivered at the July 29, 2015, press conference with Wellington Ramos was designed not only to galvanize support for the NDP’s policy of offering honorary citizenship to the descendants of the Garifuna people exiled in 1797, but to…

Letter: DPTT bows out of the 2015 general election in Trinidad and Tobago

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The Democratic Party of Trinidad & Tobago has decided not to contest the 2015 General Election. This difficult decision was made after evaluating the present political climate and the public response to the last three months of the DPTT’s sharing its vision for Trinidad & Tobago. It is clear from the…

Open Letter to Consulate General of Saint Lucia in Toronto

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The reaction by your office, the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in Toronto to a progressive group of Saint Lucians who successfully hosted a Family Fun Day is unfortunate. It is a break in proceedings to say that the handling of the entire situation from the beginning, to now….

Guyana fields crack team for Williams Digicel International in Barbados

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The current Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) points-leaders on two and four wheels, reigning Champion Driver Kristian Jeffrey and double Superbike Champion Stephen Vieira, are leading a strong Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club…