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Grenada joins list of CARICOM countries to ban importation and consumption on corned beef from Brazil

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar. 23, CMC – Grenada has join the list of countries without the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to place a ban on the importation and consumption of corned beef from Brazil. Read more »

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Health official identifies Neural Leprosy as public health threat

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar. 23, CMC – Director of the National Leprosy Programme in the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Nikita McKenzie says Neural Leprosy can now be identified as one of the new public health threats if not properly diagnosed and treated efficiently. Read More »

London police: "A number" of people injured

Metroplitan Police confirmed that a full counter-terrorism investigation is under way into Wednesday's London attack. Read More »

Haitian hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean briefly detained, handcuffed

LOS ANGELES, Mar 22, CMC – Haitian hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean says he was handcuffed and briefly detained by police on Tuesday after they mistook him for a suspect in a robbery near the studio where he had been working. Read More »

Caribbean warned of possible return of El Niño

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22, CMC – Several Caribbean countries, particularly in the eastern Caribbean, experienced a drier than normal February, and in some cases both February and January were relatively dry, the Barbados-based Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has reported. Read More »

EU Humanitarian Aid Response in Colombia Highlights Concerns on World Water Day

Every year, 30 million people flee their home as a result of conflict or natural disaster, while over 200 million are affected by natural hazards. Read More »

India's sacred rivers get same rights as a human

Two of India's most iconic rivers, considered sacred by nearly a (b) billion Hindus in the country, have been given the status of living entities to save them from further harm caused by widespread pollution. Read More »

European Union calls for greater collaboration with CARICOM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 21, CMC – The head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States and CARICOM, Daniela Tramacere is calling for closer collaboration between Europe and the region “to drive forward a common agenda in global and multilateral fora. Read More »

T&T Bans Brazil Meat Imports Following Scandal

Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat says the Chief Veterinary Office will not issue permits for the importation of processed meat products from Brazil. This includes corned beef and chicken nuggets. Read More »

Report says Norway is happiest country on Earth

A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth and suggests that it takes more than just money to be happy. Read More »

CDB funds for eight Caribbean countries

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 20, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it is providing US$40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight Caribbean through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF). Read More »

Guyana rebuffs latest statement from Venezuela on oil operations

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 17, CMC – The Guyana government Friday dismissed statements by the Energy and Petroleum Commission in Venezuela rejecting the oil operations in Guyana’s Essequibo region. Read More »

Sir Derek Walcott dies

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 17, CMC – The St. Lucia-born Nobel Laureate, Sir Derek Walcott, died Friday after a prolonged illness. He was 87. Read More »

Taxi drivers in Spain strike against Uber, Cabify

Taxi drivers in Madrid on Thursday demonstrated to urge authorities to protect their regulated service against companies like Uber and Cabify, which offer cheaper services. Read More »

Barbados Prime Minister adamant – No IMF!

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 15, CMC – Barbados Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, Wednesday rejected a suggestion from former prime minister Owen Arthur that the island has no option but to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance in dealing with the ailing economy. Read More »

Body of WPC Nyasha Joseph found

President of the Police Social & Welfare Association, Michael Seales, says preliminary reports confirm that the body found in Caroni is missing WPC Nyasha Joseph Read More »

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