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Former Trinidadian PM dies
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Former Trinidadian PM dies

Just days after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer, former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning passed away at the age of 69. He died in hospital this morning around 8:15. The news was delivered by Manning’s family on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. The post […]

Muhammad Ali dies; scheduled to be buried Friday
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Muhammad Ali dies; scheduled to be buried Friday

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Retired three-time heavy weight champion, Muhammad Ali, 74, dubbed “The Greatest Boxer of All Time”, died Friday evening. His coffin has made its final journey home to Louisville, where the legend will be buried. The coffin touched down shortly after 4.30 p.m. Sunday, after a […]

Taiwan’s new president says she will try to keep the peace with mainland China
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Taiwan’s new president says she will try to keep the peace with mainland China

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Taiwan’s new President, Tsai Ing-wen, has said she will try to maintain peace with mainland China as she takes over reign amidst a cloud of economic and social challenges on the island. Tsai, who was sworn into office Friday, faces different expectations. Her supporters want […]

EU funds project to fight domestic violence in the Caribbean
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EU funds project to fight domestic violence in the Caribbean

A team of Caribbean and United Kingdom experts, headed by Professor Adele Jones from the UK’s University of Huddersfield, in partnership with The Sweet Water Foundation in Grenada, has been awarded €400,000 (US$439,409) from the European Union (EU) to implement a new project on preventing domestic violence in the Caribbean. […]

Jamaica Labour Party wins general elections
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Jamaica Labour Party wins general elections

Andrew Holness is back in charge in Jamaica. He is set to be sworn in as the country’s new Prime Minister after his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) toppled the People’s National Party (PNP) government, winning 33 of the 63 seats in Parliament in yesterday’s elections. Holness, who served as prime […]

Israel commits to supporting CARICOM development
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Israel commits to supporting CARICOM development

As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) accredits a new Israeli envoy, the Middle-Eastern state has reaffirmed its commitment to assist CARICOM to achieve its ideals. Mordehai Amihai-Bivas, Plenipotentiary Representative of the State of Israel to CARICOM, said yesterday that CARICOM’s objectives were noble ones that were centered on people: full employment, […]

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Quake shakes Taiwan

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Taiwan early Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. At least 126 people were rescued from a 17-story residential building that collapsed in Tainan, the media office of the Tainan municipal disaster response center told CNN. A total of 26 people were hospitalized. Seven people […]

Mexican mayor shot dead hours after taking office
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Mexican mayor shot dead hours after taking office

A newly-elected Mexican mayor has been shot dead on her second day in office. Gisela Mota was killed at her home in the city of Temixco, 85km (52 miles) south of the capital Mexico City, hours after taking her oath of office on Friday, police said. Reports said she was […]

Natalie Cole, American Singer, Songwriter, Dies at 65
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Natalie Cole, American Singer, Songwriter, Dies at 65

Natalie Cole, the American singer who overcame battles with substance abuse and the long shadow of her famous father to earn worldwide success of her own, has died. She was 65. Cole died Thursday night at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los AngeNatalie Cole dead at 65 Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie […]

CARICOM negotiators await penultimate climate change draft agreement
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CARICOM negotiators await penultimate climate change draft agreement

CARICOM negotiators at the UN Climate Change conference (COP 21) are awaiting the penultimate draft of the Paris outcome agreement to assess the extent to which their key issues and concerns are represented. Conference organizers on Wednesday released a preliminary draft which formed the basis for all night deliberations. The […]