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NOW weighs in on ‘abuse of power’ case in St Vincent

NOW weighs in on ‘abuse of power’ case in St Vincent

At a time when the “Me Too” movement has brought worldwide attention to the plight of women who are sexually assaulted and harassed in the workplace, the plight of a Vincentian woman caught up in a dispute with one of that country’s most powerful men has attracted the attention of the National Organization of Women […]

March poll

March poll

On the 39th anniversary of the Grenada revolution in which prime minister Maurice Bishop and his People’s Revolutionary Army seized power from Sir Eric Gairy, the country is set to elect a new government. Prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell, confident that his New National Party (NNP), which controlled all 15 seats in the parliament, and […]

TRINIDAD – Prison officers stay off the job after colleague murdered

TRINIDAD – Prison officers stay off the job after colleague murdered

PORT OF SPAIN – Prison officers fearing for their lives have started staying away from duty in the wake of the murder of their colleague Davendra Boodooram, who was killed after leaving work at the Port-of-Spain State Prison on Friday. Others claim that their lives were being threatened. In an interview yesterday, one of Boodooram’s […]

GRENADA – Grenadians to vote for a new government on March 13

GRENADA – Grenadians to vote for a new government on March 13

Grenada’s prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell Sunday night announced that he will ask the Governor General to dissolve Parliament on Monday, January 29, paving the way for a general election on Tuesday, March 13. Addressing party supporters at a rally in the capital, St George’s,  Mitchell said Nomination Day will be on Tuesday, February 20. […]

BARBUDA – Prime Minister berates UNDP officials; tells charitable organizations to leave

BARBUDA – Prime Minister berates UNDP officials; tells charitable organizations to leave

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has berated United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) officials on the ground in Barbuda, accusing the organization of “opportunism”. Browne has also poured scorn on charitable organizations which have been working on Barbuda since the island was decimated by Hurricane Irma in September last year. During a visit to the hurricane ravaged […]

JAMAICA – US Secretary of State to visit

JAMAICA – US Secretary of State to visit

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to visit Jamaica next month to discuss issues related to bilateral and regional security, energy efforts and economic reform. The United States Embassy in Kingston says Tillerson is scheduled to arrive on February 7. The US senior diplomat will meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and […]

GUYANA – Media stage walkout

GUYANA – Media stage walkout

GEORGETOWN – Nineteen media workers yesterday walked out of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Annual Officers’ Conference to protest the treatment received at the hands of the organizers who subsequently said that the instructions were that the media be kept out of earshot of sensitive information. Not only was there a deliberate attempt to delay […]

TRINIDAD – PM frustrated over crime, selection of Commissioner

TRINIDAD – PM frustrated over crime, selection of Commissioner

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime minister Dr Keith Rowley is expressing a sense of frustration with the country’s crime problem admitting to telling his wife, Sharon Rowley, that: “it’s a hell of a thing I have a job where I am responsible for things I have absolutely no involvement in or control over.” He also […]

JAMAICA – Corrupt cops to go

JAMAICA – Corrupt cops to go

KINGSTON – Minister of national security Robert Montague says that the government has revamped the early retirement scheme for members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in an effort to rid the constabulary of corrupt cops. Montague, in a statement in the House of Representatives, yesterday, detailing activities aimed at reducing criminal violence and ridding […]