WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The World Bank is warning developing economies, including those in the Caribbean, to brace for “possible financial market turbulence” from the upcoming US monetary policy-tightening cycle.
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — The main Opposition New Democratic Party says it is considering its options after House Speaker Hendrick Alexander disallowed a question about loans owed to the then state-owned National Commercial Bank (NCB).
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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is calling on the authorities to implement the “significant penalties” under the Children’s Act after a 10-year-old boy was shot and killed by an 11-year-old with a shotgun in a garden in Diego Martin, west of here on Thursday.
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Boy, 10, shot dead by 11-year-old
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The United States yesterday urged Haitians to go out and vote in Sunday’s general election as the authorities reminded political parties that it would be illegal to stage any public rally until after the election on Monday.
US urges Haitians to vote
BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) – Health authorities have confirmed more than 250 cases of dengue fever in Belize and are urging people to clean their surroundings in a bid to deal with the outbreak.
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Dengue outbreak in Belize
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (CMC) – Delegates from several Caribbean countries are gathering here for a meeting of 22 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries to establish common positions on international food safety standards.
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C’bean countries represented at Codex meeting in Uruguay
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The parents of a four-year boy who was shot dead while playing with an illegal gun over the weekend, have been taken into custody for questioning.
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4-y-o killed in Bahamas while playing with illegal gun
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged Caribbean states to lead the world in ending violence against women and girls.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The US-based National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting six to 11 named storms for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season even as regional disaster officials warned Caribbean countries not to become complacent.
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Region told to brace for 11 named storms this year
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been dumped from the West Indies Test squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia starting next month.
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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – New West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says he wants to meet to discuss test cricket with five West Indies players who are among the top performers in the cash rich Indian Premier League.
Simmons wants to meet Windies big guns to talk test
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says preliminary forecasts indicate that the economies of regional countries will expand by nearly two per cent in 2014, mirroring an anticipated moderate acceleration in the economies of its major trading partners.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, is heading a delegation to Jamaica where he is expected to participate in a conference sharing the lessons learnt over the past 10 years of the Court’s existence.
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CCJ president to participate in conference in Ja
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar was released from a private hospital in south Trinidad on Monday night and ordered to rest after she had complained of feeling unwell earlier during the day.
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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has described as a “shocking development” the resignation of a member of the Integrity Commission over the so-called “emailgate” scandal and is demanding his reinstatement to the Parliament.