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CUBA | The US Intensifies its Campaign against Cuban Doctors Internationally

HAVANA, Cuba, September 30, 2020 - The Cuban government has lashed out at the United States government in condemnation of  its campaign to discredit Cuba’s international medical cooperation and exert pressure on the governments that have asked for it in order to deprive peoples of these health services.
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CUBA denounces at UN tightening of US blockade

United Nations, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's Prime Minister Manuel Marrero denounced on Tuesday the tightening of the US blockade against the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic, in a virtual event at the UN.
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DIASPORA | Caribbean nationals urged to get counted in the United States Census

WASHINGTON DC, September 26, 2020 - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks has  called on Jamaican Americans, Jamaican Green card holders, as well as Caribbean Americans in the diaspora to participate in the 2020 Census as part the continued efforts to recognize the Caribbean diaspora as a productive and energized demographic within as the USA.
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ANTIGUA | Gaston Browne and Asot Michael 'at daggers drawn'

ST. JOHNS, Antigua, Sept. 29, 2020 – There seems to be no love lost between Prime Minister Gaston Browne and tainted long-time Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) member Asot Michael, with Browne distancing himself “from the behaviour” of the legislator and threatening to remove him from government.
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GUYANA | Chief Elections Officer Lowenfield arrested again

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, September 27, 2020 – Against the background of an election petition challenge filed by the Opposition APNU/AFC Coalition, and the need for the government to position the Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission as a tainted witness when the matter comes to trial, CEO Keith Lowenfield was again arrested on Saturday.
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JAMAICA | Mobile Field Hospital A Timely U.S. Gift To Help Fight Pandemic says Amb. Audrey Marks

WASHINGTON DC, September 25, 2020 – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks has thanked the United States government for donating a 70-bed mobile field hospital to Jamaica. She says it is a very timely gift that will help fight the coronavirus, especially with a recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases across the island.
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UNITED STATES | Trump ready "to undermine American democracy in order to stay in power" says Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON, DC September 24, 2020 - The Independent Senator from the State of Vermont, Bernie Sanders, on Thursday warned that the United States is in danger of losing its democracy as he painted a "nightmare" scenario in which if Donald Trump loses in November, he may refuse to accept the results and cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election placing American democracy in jeopardy.

JAMAICA | PNP names Interim Shadow Cabinet

Kingston, Jamaica, September 21, 2020: People’s National Party (PNP) President and  Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips M.P. today named an interim Shadow Cabinet in order to facilitate the effective functioning of the Opposition in Parliament until the Party elects a new leader.

JAMAICA | PNP pleased with Supreme Court ruling on SOE detentions

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, September 21, 2020: Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Senator Donna Scott-Mottley, says it is not too late for the government to change course and craft a new way forward in its crime-fighting strategy, in light of the judgment by the Supreme Court that the detention of persons under the State of Emergency (SOE) is unlawful. 
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GUYANA | APNU/AFC to embark on Electoral/Constitutional reform

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 20, 2020 - The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) says it will be seeking the support of the government to amend certain electoral laws by way of jointly crafted constitutional reform bill.
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JAMAICA | PNP President meets with General Election Candidates

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, September 20, 2020: The President of the People’s National Party, Dr. Peter Phillips and other members of the Party’s leadership met with the Party’s candidates in the recent general elections today at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. 
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BARBADOS | Republic transitional team will be appointed says Mottley

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, September 18, 2020 - Barbados Today - A transitional team will be appointed to make recommendations of the selection of a President and to handle all other matters relating to the country becoming a Republic state, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has said.
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GUYANA | Pompeo gives Guyana US$5-mil to help Venezuelan Refugees

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 18, 2020 - United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the opportunity of his visit to Guyana on Friday, to reiterate his call for Venezuela’s President Nicholas Maduro to leave office and to congratulate the Guyanese government for supporting the position of the United States on Venezuela.
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JAMAICA | DK Duncan's family heartened by outpouring of support

KINGSTON, September 17, 2020 - Jamaica — The Family of former PNP stalwarth Dr DK Duncan who dird on Thursday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies, say they are heartened by the outpouring of love and appreciation from all over Jamaica and the world.

JAMAICA | Population at risk as Coronavirus now out of control says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 17, 2020: People’s National Party’s (PNP) Spokesman on Health and Wellness Dr Morais Guy, says the government has not only lost control of the fight against the coronavirus, but it has also abandoned the testing protocols, leaving the nation to battle the alarming increases in positive cases on its own.

JAMAICA | Dr. Donald Keith (DK) Duncan is dead at age 80

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 17, 2020 -  Former two term General Secretary, former Minister of National Mobilisation and four term Member of Parliament for East Central St. Andrew and Hanover Eastern, Dr D.K. Duncan passed away this morning at age 80.

BARBADOS | B'dos to relinquish sovereign ties with Britain in a year, will Jamaica follow suit?

BRIDGETOWN, September 16, 2020 – Barbados, one of the Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean with the closest affinity to England, will finally cut its umbilical cord with the British Monarchy and will become a Republic within the next 14 months. This move has placed pressure on the Jamaican government to follow suit as many Jamaicans feel their country should have been a republic years ago.
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GUYANA | Opposition stonewalled, Gov't warned, stay out of Venezuela's internal affairs

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 16, 2020 – Speaker of Guyana's House of Assembly appears to be stonewalling efforts by the Opposition to pose questions to the Foreign Affairs Minister about the purpose of  Mike Pompeo's visit to Guyana tomorrow, as for the second day in a row, House Speaker  Manzoor Nadir denied the Opposition's request for questions to be posed about the Secretary of State's visit.
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