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Grenada providing incentives for oil and gas exploration

The Grenada government has successfully tabled legislation providing incentives for oil and gas exploration here. Government said that the Hydrocarbon Exploration Incentive bill 2017, will...

JAMAICA-National Identification system a priority of the Government says PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration plans to make the establishment of the National Identification System (NIDS) a priority. Holness, in an address to...

Caribbean American ex-nurse convicted of murder for hire of Jamaican-born husband

A Caribbean American ex-registered nurse in Brooklyn, New York has been convicted of hiring a hitman to murder her Jamaican-born husband in 2013 after...

MONTSERRAT-Government presents EC$159 million dollar budget to Parliament

The Montserrat government has presented an EC$159.52 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) fiscal package to the National Assembly with Premier Donaldson Romeo announcing...

JAMAICA-Nearly 600 people murdered during the first six months of 2017

Nearly 600 people were murdered in Jamaica during the first six months of this year, figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). It said...

TRINIDAD-Parliament passes legislation outlawing child marriages

The Trinidad and Tobago Parliament late Friday gave the green light to legislation outlawing child marriage with Prime Minister Keith Rowley urging legislators to...

Caribbean nationals among 113 arrested in U.S.

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has arrested a number of Caribbean nationals among 113 people during an operation...

Caribbean records increase in HIV/AIDS cases

The United Nations Special Envoy on HIV to the Caribbean Dr. Edward Greene is warning of an increase in HIV/AIDS infections in the Caribbean. Speaking...