Regional

Another motion of no confidence

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Sept 17, CMC – Nearly two years after filing a motion of no confidence in the administration of Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas, opposition legislators have filed yet another motion. The opposition grouping, “Team Unity” has confirmed that the new motion had been filed by its leader, Dr. Timothy Harris. Story Courtesy: CMC News More on on: ...

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About Turn

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 16, CMC – Less than 24 hours after it announced an immediate ban on the importation of electronic cigarettes, Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson said he plans to meet with stakeholders amid suggestions that some concessions could be granted. An e-cigarette is a battery-powered vaporiser, which simulates tobacco smoking, by producing an aerosol that resembles smoke. Link ...

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Not Me says Chief State Solicitor

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept 15, CMC – Chief State Solicitor Christophe Grant Monday denied penning a letter which warned environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh that the state would move to prevent him from embarking upon a hunger strike to stop the construction of a highway in south Trinidad. “I am not the author, I did not pen any of the ...

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Highest National Award For Manning And Panday

CMC – Former prime minister Patrick Manning and Basdeo Panday are to receive Trinidad and Tobago’s highest national awards when the country celebrates its 52nd anniversary of political independence from Britain on August 31, Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has announced. “It is my honour to announce that I have recommended, to His Excellency the President, that for our national ...

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NDC Stays Out

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will not support constitutional reform or the holding of a national referendum on that issue. “Having carefully reviewed and considered the contents of the Committee’s Report and its recommendations, we of the NDC feel constrained to state, without equivocation, that in our view, the proposed amendments to the Constitution leave unattended ...

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Union Concerns

CMC — The St Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union (SVGTU) says the Ralph Gonsalves government “must reiterate its stance on job security” in light of the government’s undertakings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In addition, the union said the government must “give the assurance that such agreement will not at all interfere with the established terms and conditions ...

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No agreement over VOIP

CMC –Caribbean telecommunication ministers and service providers Tuesday failed to agree on how best to deal with Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) platforms such as Viber, with the providers complaining over the lost of financial resources. The providers, such as the Irish-based Digicel and the British telecommunications giant, Cable and Wireless, which operates in the Caribbean under the LIME brand, ...

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Vincentians await completion of new international airport

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 11, CMC – Six years after the government announced plans to construct an international airport, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is getting ready to open the Argyle International Airport despite several missed completion dates. The government is still in need of cash to finish the project, even though the Ralph Gonsalves government had secured the US$80 ...

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Dangerous Legislation

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 7, CMC – The main opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) Thursday described as “dangerous’ the proposed amendment to the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution allowing for term limits for prime ministers and the ability to recall legislators. In addition, the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2014, which will be debated in Parliament on Monday, also provides for a ...

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Confident of Economic Turn Around

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 7, CMC – The Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr. DeLisle Worrell says the authorities are applying the appropriate remedies to deal with the economic problems facing the country and “and all that remains is to be confident and persistent”. In July, the Central Bank said that it was projecting slight economic growth 0.3 per ...

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