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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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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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37 inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prison

PUERTO ORDAZ – Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday. Human rights advocates have long complained that violent gangs exercise de facto control over many of the chaotic country’s prisons and have ready access to automatic weapons and even hand ...

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37 inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prison

PUERTO ORDAZ – Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday. Human rights advocates have long complained that violent gangs exercise de facto control over many of the chaotic country’s prisons and have ready access to automatic weapons and even hand ...

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It just got cheaper to buy Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has reduced the processing fees for some Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) applicants, according to reports. Citizensinternational.com is reporting that the reduced processing fees took effect on August 1, 2017. For donations to the National Development Fund (US $200,000 for up to a family of four): The processing cost is ...

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CHTA Education foundation awards more than $130,000 in scholarships this year

MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is awarding more than $130,000 worth of scholarships to nearly three dozen Caribbean students this year.   Including the renewal of 12 scholarships awarded to students last year, this academic year will record a total of 34 scholarships funded by the nonprofit group. Seventy people applied this year and ...

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Six people drown in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Search and rescue operations were continuing here on Friday after six women drowned when their sailboat capsized. The Local Civil Protection agency representative, Jose Rethone, said that 23 people have so far been rescued after the boat sank off the Canal de la Tortue. At least 10 others are missing. Rethone did not provide the ...

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Suspected gang leader among three escaped prisoners

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) Friday called for an investigation into the escape from prison of three men, including a suspected gang leader allegedly involved in at least 24 kidnappings and an attack on the presidential motorcade earlier this year. The RNDDH said that the three men, including a Bahamian ...

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Media Group sends home workers

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Guardian Media Ltd (GML) has announced the retrenchment of 31 employees saying it “was not an easy decision” to do so. GML, a subsidiary of the ANSA McAL Group, publishes the Guardian newspaper and operates CNC3 Television, the TBC Radio Network and the Big Board Company. The company in December last year, sent home ...

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