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Cayman Opposition brokers agreement with Independents to form coalition gov't3:38 pm

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — In a dramatic turn of events that has struck out a deal brokered on Friday between the two major political parties – opposition leader McKeeva Bush is set to become premier of the Cayman Islands.According to Bush... Read More

California Bills target private business to help immigrants

Saturday, May, 27 2017 1:58 pm    

SACRAMENTO, United States (AP) — California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with Bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration... Read More

Guyana awards CARICOM Secretary General with country's second highest award

Saturday, May, 27 2017 1:32 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has been awarded Guyana’s Cacique’s Crown of Honour, the second highest award in the Order of Service of Guyana.LaRocque was... Read More

Jamaica hosts first Caribbean symposium on climate change and world heritage

Saturday, May, 27 2017 1:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica will host the Caribbean’s first symposium on Climate Change and World Heritage at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston from May 29 to 31.The symposium, which is being held under the theme: Rallying for the... Read More

CaPRI hosts anti-corruption public forum

Saturday, May, 27 2017 12:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) will be hosting what it is calling a public forum on anti-corruption innovations on Monday, May 29.The forum will see contributions from Director General of the Major Organised... Read More

White House shaken as Russia probe pierces Trump's inner circle

Saturday, May, 27 2017 12:30 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The probe into Russia's role in the US election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow -- the most damning allegation yet from the... Read More

Gov't to develop guidelines on coastal management and beach restoration

Saturday, May, 27 2017 12:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to develop national guidelines on coastal management and beach restoration, along with a coastal risk atlas this year to support and inform decisions with respect to developments in coastal areas.A... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: 'Licky licky' causes blindness Senator Golding

Saturday, May, 27 2017 11:45 am    

Dear editor, I have a lot of respect for Mr Mark Golding, and most times I make it my point of duty to listen when he speaks. However, he has lost many stripes based on his last presentation in the Senate.Senator Golding spoke on his... Read More

UN-backed projects aim to protect Caribbean underwater life

Saturday, May, 27 2017 11:11 am    

UNITED NATIONS, New York (CMC) — The United Nations says it is supporting several projects in the Caribbean to underscore the connection between life on land and life below water. As the vital role of the world’s oceans in human wellbeing and development is being... Read More

New project to provide support for civil society organisations

Saturday, May, 27 2017 11:06 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The institutional capacity of selected local civil society organisations (CSOs) and other partners is expected to be strengthened over the next five years, under a new initiative of the United States Agency for International Development... Read More

Over 50 US senators support eliminating restrictions on travel to Cuba

Saturday, May, 27 2017 10:16 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — As the Trump administration’s Cuba policy review reaches its final stage, politicians, companies and organisations that support the policy of engagement are making an extra effort to send a clear message to the US president not to eliminate... Read More

Gunmen kill mother, son in Hanover

Saturday, May, 27 2017 9:50 am    

HANOVER, Jamaica — A mother and her son were on Friday night shot dead by gunmen at their home in Middlesex, Hanover.The deceased have been identified as 43-year-old Juliet Grant and 24-year-old Romario Daley. Grant is a shopkeeper... Read More



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