CIA director warns of Venezuela weapons transfers

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WASHINGTON – CIA Director Mike Pompeo said on Thursday there are large caches of weapons in Venezuela and a risk of them falling into the wrong hands as the country grapples with an economic crisis and street protests. “It is a real threat,” the Central Intelligence Agency director said, under questioning from Republican Senator Marco Rubio, during More...

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By Edition On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Former Bahamas PM loses seat, party loses power as FNM sweeps election

NASSAU – Perry Christie became the first prime minister in the Bahamas to lose his Parliamentary seat, on a day that Bahamians delivered a crushing blow to his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and ushered in the More...

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By Edition On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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PAHO recommends urgent action to save lives on Caribbean roads

WASHINGTON – Tragic road deaths across the Caribbean could be significantly reduced if authorities beef up traffic management, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has concluded. And the global body is More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Climate change adaptation project under discussion in Jamaica

KINGSTON - Senior officers from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) are meeting in Jamaica with counterparts from the German Development Bank (KfW) and the International Union for the Conservation More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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OECS trade mission holds consultations in member states

CASTRIES - Intra-regional and international trade potential has been strengthened following a recent Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) trade mission held in St Lucia, Martinique and Dominica from April More...

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By Edition On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Eta Aquarid meteor shower to peak this weekend

ALABAMA – Catching a falling star may be beyond our reach, but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to view them this weekend when the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which occurs from roughly late April to mid-May, More...

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By Edition On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Caribbean scientists work to limit climate impact on marine environment

KINGSTON – Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they’ve been designing systems and strategies to reduce the impacts on the industry. While More...

Demonstrators clash with riot police on armored car during rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas
By Edition On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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CARICOM urged to send fact-finding mission to Venezuela

In almost daily anti-government protests in the past five weeks, police in riot gear have used tear gas, rubber bullets and fire hoses to drive back protesters armed with stones and petrol bombs. BRIDGETOWN – More...

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By Edition On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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Venezuela’s crisis and the region

Last week, after months of growing street protests, detentions, escalating violence, at least 36 deaths, and shortages of almost all basic necessities, Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, announced the creation More...

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By Edition On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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CARICOM to send electoral mission to The Bahamas; OAS mission begins deployment

NASSAU - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will mount an electoral observer mission for the May 10, 2017, general elections in The Bahamas. Meanwhile, the previously announced, Organization of American States electoral More...