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Bank employees, policemen charged following attempted bank robbery

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Five men, including two bank employees and two policemen, were slapped with charges of attempted robbery and gun and ammunition possession when they appeared in court on Friday following the July 4 attempted robbery at Republic Bank. During the lengthy bail hearing, the five men – Jamal Haynes, Keron Saunders, Gladston George, Anfernee Blackman and Shawn Grimmond – ...

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CAL dedicates jet to honour Calypsonian

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Calypsonian Dr McCartha Linda Sandy Lewis, better known as Calypso Rose, was hailed for her contribution to Caribbean culture when Caribbean Airlines (CAL) dedicated one of its 737 jets in her honour. The formal commissioning of the aircraft took place on Friday when the signage on the nose of the aircraft was unveiled by three ministers: Minister ...

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CAL pilots raise safety concern over ATR planes

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – On the heels of an emergency landing in St Lucia by an ATR aircraft belonging to Caribbean Airlines (CAL), pilots yesterday held a “critical” meeting to discuss safety concerns over the aircraft. The T&T Guardian was told by a source that the pilots are threatening to ground all flights until CAL rectifies all issues raised by them, ...

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More than 90lbs of drugs seized at the airport

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – More than 90 pounds of cannabis was seized at V.C. Bird International Airport Thursday night, by members of the Narcotics Department and Customs K-9 Unit. The officers were on duty at the airport conducting one of their routine checks, when the dog indicated on two cardboard boxes, coming out of Jamaica on Caribbean Airlines Flight #459. ...

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Extreme Weather Wiping Out Hard-Won GDP Gains in Hours

BRUSSELS, Belgium – With Antigua and Barbuda joining St. Kitts and Nevis as the two eastern Caribbean nations to attain middle-income country status, a senior diplomat has identified climate change as a major factor preventing other nations in the grouping from taking the same step forward. According to the World Bank, a middle-income economy is one with a gross national ...

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ACM President to be recognised by NABJ

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), Wesley Gibbings will receive the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist Award at the NABJ Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans next month. Gibbings, a Trinidadian newspaper columnist, freelance journalist and media trainer will receive this award in recognition of his work over ...

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The Committee of wise men completes visit to St. Eustatius

ST. EUSTATIUS – The Committee of wise men has been on St. Eustatius between July 13th and 21st. The committee examines the administrative situation on St. Eustatius and the relationship between the island and the Netherlands.Last week the committee spoke with many people on St. Eustatius. She is grateful that so many people have been willing to share their experiences, ...

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PM confident of victory in upcoming general election

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says he is confident that the ruling New National Party (NNP) will be returned to power in the upcoming general election. Mitchell, who is also the current chairman of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) urged Grenadians to return the party to power to ensure that there is a smooth transition from one ...

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PM confident of victory in upcoming general election

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says he is confident that the ruling New National Party (NNP) will be returned to power in the upcoming general election. Mitchell, who is also the current chairman of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) urged Grenadians to return the party to power to ensure that there is a smooth transition from one ...

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