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Pilot Strike Looms

Jamaica Observer Kingston Jamaica,JAMAICAN pilots employed to Caribbean Airlines (CAL) have served the company with a 72-hour notice of industrial action, saying that their patience has worn thin after their union has spent nearly three years trying to secure bargaining rights on their behalf. The notice was served on CAL and Labour Minister Derrick Kellier on Tuesday by the law ...

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Grenada’s Prime Minister To Reshuffle Cabinet

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Wednesday November 12, 2014, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell will be making changes to his Cabinet with the announcement of new ministerial portfolios. A statement from the Government Information Service on Tuesday said Mitchell will address the nation on Thursday in what has been described as the most significant change since 2013. The Prime Minister ...

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Lawsuit

HYDERABAD, India, Oct 21, CMC – The Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) Tuesday said it would “initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board” after it players abandoned the Indian tour earlier this month. The BCCI also announced that “all Bilateral tours between BCCI and WICB stand suspended”. The WICB is meeting in Barbados on Tuesday to ...

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Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 17, CMC – Conditions on Bermuda were deteriorating on Friday as Hurricane Gonzalo, a category four storm, bears down on the British Overseas Territory with winds in excess of 130 miles per hour (mph). Premier Michael Dunkley has asked residents to take every precaution to safeguard lives and properties. We have weathered storms before, and we are ...

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Detained

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 15, CMC – The leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen group in Trinidad and Tobago, Yasin Abu Bakr, has been detained at the Norman Manley International airport shortly after disembarking a Caribbean Airlines(CAL) flight from Trinidad on Wednesday. Bakr, who arrived here to attend an event here, was denied entry into the country.  

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Trinidad Police Hunt For Killers of Son Attending Wake For Murdered Mother

Tuesday October 7, 2014, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago police are continuing their search for the killer of 30-year-old Joseph Nero who was gunned down on Sunday night while attending a wake for his mother. Police said that 52 year-old Patricia Spinx of Caroni in Central Trinidad, was shot and killed at her home on Friday night. Her killers have ...

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Mystery Hemorrhagic Fever Syndrome Hits Venezula

CARACAS, Venezuela, September 29, 2014, AMG – An outbreak of a mysterious hemorrhagic fever syndrome in the Venezuelan state of Aragua and the country’s capital Caracas has left ten people dead in the last three weeks. Reports indicate that nine people have so far succumbed to the disease in the northern state and a tenth person has died in the ...

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For Sale

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept 23, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has confirmed that it intends to sell the financially troubled Colonial Life Insurance Co Ltd (CLICO), whose collapse in 2009 sent ripples throughout the Caribbean. Finance Minister Larry Howai, speaking at the meeting of the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, said that the coalition ...

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Bahamas government insists no Ebola death in the country

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 22, CMC – The Bahamas government Monday sought to re-assure nationals that a foreign national who died here last week was not suffering from the Ebola virus that has killed thousands of people in Africa. Health Minister Perry Gomez in a second statement within a week, said it is “regrettable” following the death of the man last ...

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“We will not be held to ransom” – says PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep. 18, CMC – Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar says her government will not be held to ransom by environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh who began a second hunger strike Wednesday in a bid to stop work on the Debe to Mon Desir stretch of the Point Fortin Highway, south of here. Late Wednesday, the Prime Minister, ...

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