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TRINIDAD | CCJ rules Guyana’s cross-dressing law unconstitutional

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, November 13, 2018 - The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional.
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JAMAICA | 'Cruz', one of St. James most wanted shot dead, 'Prekeh' on the run

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, November 12, 2018 - A member of the notorious Ratty gang, which has been terrorising the communities of Cambridge and Retrieve, in St James, Richard Anderson also known as Cruz, was reportedly shot and killed in a confrontation with members of the security forces in bushes near Cambridge this morning.

GUYANA | Guyanese vote today in Local Government Elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, November 12, 2018 - Guyanese go to the polls today, to elect representatives for Local Government posts in nation-wide elections. Residents turned out in their numbers in the various constituencies across the country to cast their votes in the Local Government Elections
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GUYANA | Oil money will make 2020 "the mother of all elections" says Jordan.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, November 11, 2018 - “The next election is the mother of all elections ever in this country...because  the oil would be coming on stream and they all want their hands on the oil. We have to keep those thieves away from the oil resources, ” says Finance Minister Winston Jordan as he addressed an estimated 400 attendees at a meeting held at the Stabroek Market Square in Georgetown ahead of Monday's Local Government elections.
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T&T | Aspiring Attorney Loses Law Schools’ Challenge at CCJ

PORT OF SPAIN,  Trinidad, November 9, 2018 - The legal challenge alleging that the Law Schools’ admissions process discriminates against holders of non-University of the West Indies (UWI) law degrees wasdismissed this afternoon in a judgment delivered at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
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CARICOM | Barbados, Suriname call for more youth involvement in CARICOM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, November 9, 2018 -  Barbados and Suriname have stressed the importance of youth participation in the regional integration movement, as they reassured the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General of their commitment to active participation in CARICOM’s success.
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JAMAICA | Post-Brexit Trade Deal Close to Being Finalised

KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 8, 2018 - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the technical work for the rollover of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) into a new CARIFORUM-United Kingdom (UK) trade arrangement post-Brexit is close to being finalised.
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JAMAICA | Migration Important to National Development – Senator Charles Jr.

KINGSTON, November 8, 2018 -  The concept of migration is important in shaping Jamaica’s national identity and development and It is for this reason, he noted, that migration has been factored into Jamaica’s National development Plan, Vision 2030. This is the word from State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr.
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CARICOM | CCJ Remains committed to the Region says Court President

Port of Spain, Trinidad, Nov. 8, 2018 - President of the CCJ, the Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders says he respects the decision of Grenadians as well as Antiguans and Barbudans who on Tuesday voted against having the regional court as their highest appellate court.
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GUYANA to hold Local Government Elections Monday November 12

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Saturday, November 3, 2018 - The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it is getting ready to officiate the Local Government Elections (LGE)and has begunl begin mobilising election materials  with nine days to Local Government Elections (LGE) on Monday November 12.
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Antiguans to determine fate of Privy Council on Tuesday

ST. JOHNS, Antigua, November 5, 2018 - Antigua and Barbudans will go to the polls tomorrow, to decide whether the country will join Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana in making the Trinidad based Caribbean Court of Justice, (CCJ) the island’s final court of appeal.
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Central American Exodus Migrants Sue Trump Over Human Rights

November 4, 2018 - Six Honduran refugees and migrants, part of the Central American Exodus, are suing President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and different officials of the U.S. government, for "shockingly unconstitutional" procedures against asylum-seekers.

Apartheid, guns and money: book lifts the lid on Cold War secrets

South Africa - November 3, 2018 - It’s not very often that a book really reshapes our perception of an issue, but Hennie van Vuuren’s “Apartheid, Guns and Money: a tale of profit” is one. It is a massive work: over 600 pages and the result of a decade of meticulous, painstaking work.
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Maduro: Venezuela Sitting on 2nd Biggest Gold Reserve on Earth

President Nicolas Maduro announced a new set of measures in the Venezuelan gold industry to combat the U.S. imposed sanctions, who he described as “crazy” and “criminals,” accusing the North American country of blocking, and raising the price of food and medicine imports into the country.

JAMAICA | PNP Salutes The Lives of Ben Francis, Bunny Grant

Kingston, Jamaica November 1, 2018: The Peoples National Party has paid tribute to two of Jamaica's great sporting icons who passed away this week: Former principal of Vere Technical High School Ben Francis and Jamaica's legendary boxing champion  George Leslie "Bunny“ Grant.

Blockade of Cuba Isolates United States at the UN

United Nations, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The international community demonstrated on Wednesday at the UN, for the umpteenth time, its rejection of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for almost six decades.

Calls for a boycott of Sandals and other Fox News Advertisers

Jamaican hotel chain Sandals Resorts International, SRI, is among a number of companies which advertise with American television channel Fox News and which the public is being called on to boycott due to their support of the ultra conservative news channel.

CARICOM SG meets with PM Rowley in advance of CSME Special Meeting

CARICOM Georgetown, Guyana October 31, 2018 -  The upcoming Special Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) will be the focus of a meeting on Thursday between, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley.
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