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Jamaican woman wins $.2 million after detention in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A Jamaican woman has been awarded more than $200,000 in damages by the courts for unlawful detention by Immigration authorities in Trinidad and Tobago. Her lawyers said it was unlawful for police and Immigration authorities to round up foreigners and detain them at the Immigration Detention Centre, Aripo, where they are denied fundamental human rights. ...

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Guyana’s model green town reflects ambitious national plan

BARTICA, Guyana – At the head of Guyana’s Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the town of Bartica. Considered the gateway to Guyana’s interior, the town has a population of about 15,000 and is the launching point for people who work in the forests mining gold and diamonds. Under a new project, Bartica is ...

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Dominica holds talks with ECCAA on international airport plans

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Director General of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA), Donald McPhail, has held talks with the Dominica government on the development plans for an international airport for the island. A brief government statement noted that the meeting took place on the fringes of the parliamentary debate on the 2017/2018 national budget now underway here.  It ...

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Avianca announces suspension of its Barbados service

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Citing “operational limitations”, the Colombian airline Avianca Monday announced the immediate suspension of its service between Bogota and Barbados. In a statement, the company also said it had scheduled a transfer flight to accommodate those passengers left stranded in Barbados. “Avianca requests travellers on the island to contact their local travel agency or to visit the airline’s ...

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LIAT confirms appointment of CEO

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – The Board of Directors of LIAT has confirmed the appointment of Julie Reifer-Jones as Chief Executive Officer. In announcing her appointment, Chairman of the Board of LIAT,  Jean Holder noted that “Reifer-Jones has served at LIAT in the number two position for some nine years and in that capacity has acted as CEO for extended periods ...

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LIAT confirms appointment of CEO

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – The Board of Directors of LIAT has confirmed the appointment of Julie Reifer-Jones as Chief Executive Officer. In announcing her appointment, Chairman of the Board of LIAT,  Jean Holder noted that “Reifer-Jones has served at LIAT in the number two position for some nine years and in that capacity has acted as CEO for extended periods ...

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Maduro: Imperial US bans won’t intimidate me

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has dismissed US sanctions imposed on him after the Sunday vote on a new assembly, saying Washington’s threats cannot intimidate him, and that he will not “listen to orders from the empire.” Maduro made the remarks in a televised speech on Monday after the US Treasury Department targeted him with financial sanctions following the ...

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Maduro: Imperial US bans won’t intimidate me

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has dismissed US sanctions imposed on him after the Sunday vote on a new assembly, saying Washington’s threats cannot intimidate him, and that he will not “listen to orders from the empire.” Maduro made the remarks in a televised speech on Monday after the US Treasury Department targeted him with financial sanctions following the ...

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Opposition leader says Commission of Inquiry into assassination plot is unnecessary

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes that an on-going Assassination Plot Commission of Inquiry could demoralize members the police force and only serves to destroy the reputation of senior members. Jagdeo, during a press conference on Friday, said the inquiry is not good for the country. The former president made the comment almost two weeks after the commencement ...

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Opposition leader says Commission of Inquiry into assassination plot is unnecessary

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes that an on-going Assassination Plot Commission of Inquiry could demoralize members the police force and only serves to destroy the reputation of senior members. Jagdeo, during a press conference on Friday, said the inquiry is not good for the country. The former president made the comment almost two weeks after the commencement ...

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