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Groups Plea for Better Treatment for Venezuelans in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Religious, humanitarian and non-governmental organizations in Guyana have rapped the David Granger administration for its treatment of Venezuelans fleeing their homeland because of the worsening political and economic environment. Venezuelans who enter Georgetown illegally are taken before the law courts, fined and deported. But the groups insist that Venezuelans should not be treated as illegal migrants but ...

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Grenada denies refunding Ukrainian over passport fiasco

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government Monday dismissed “as total falsehood” a report that a Ukrainian businessman was refunded one million US dollars after he failed to obtain a Grenada diplomatic passport. “The Government of Grenada views with concern and dismisses as total falsehood, a blogpost by convicted criminal-turned-financial-analyst, one Kenneth Rijock, in which he alleges that Henley and ...

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Grenada denies refunding Ukrainian over passport fiasco

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government Monday dismissed “as total falsehood” a report that a Ukrainian businessman was refunded one million US dollars after he failed to obtain a Grenada diplomatic passport. “The Government of Grenada views with concern and dismisses as total falsehood, a blogpost by convicted criminal-turned-financial-analyst, one Kenneth Rijock, in which he alleges that Henley and ...

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Antigua PM rejects call for fixed date for general election

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has brushed aside suggestions from a minority opposition party here calling for a fixed date for general elections in Antigua and Barbuda. “Any constitutional change that my government will pursue, must be driven by the masses and not by political opponents. Our political opponents do not have the level of maturity and ...

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Antigua PM rejects call for fixed date for general election

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Prime Minister Gaston Browne has brushed aside suggestions from a minority opposition party here calling for a fixed date for general elections in Antigua and Barbuda. “Any constitutional change that my government will pursue, must be driven by the masses and not by political opponents. Our political opponents do not have the level of maturity and ...

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Antigua opposition predicts CIP price war in the OECS

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) on Saturday criticized a decision by the Gaston Browne administration to lower the processing fees for the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). The UPP said this will ignite a price war among OECS countries and is likely to jeopardize and accelerate the decline of the programme throughout the region. Antigua ...

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Antigua opposition predicts CIP price war in the OECS

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) on Saturday criticized a decision by the Gaston Browne administration to lower the processing fees for the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). The UPP said this will ignite a price war among OECS countries and is likely to jeopardize and accelerate the decline of the programme throughout the region. Antigua ...

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Flight attendant arrested in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A flight attendant is now assisting police with their investigation after he was arrested earlier this week. The Caribbean Airlines employee is accused of trying to smuggle in US dollars into Trinidad and Tobago. According to reports, he was held at the Piarco International Airport by officers of the customs and excise division following a ...

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Flight attendant arrested in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A flight attendant is now assisting police with their investigation after he was arrested earlier this week. The Caribbean Airlines employee is accused of trying to smuggle in US dollars into Trinidad and Tobago. According to reports, he was held at the Piarco International Airport by officers of the customs and excise division following a ...

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Belize introduces legislation to decriminalise marijuana

BELMOPAN, Belize – The Belize government has introduced legislation aimed at decriminalizing the possession of cannabis or marijuana in amounts not exceeding ten grams or less than half an ounce. But the move has been criticised by the National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) citing scientific studies and reports showing the dangers of marijuana use in younger persons and that ...

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