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JAMAICA | PNP wants update on all corruption investigations says Phillips

Kingston, Jamaica. October 10, 2019. The Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips says comments by Dr. Horace Chang, in his capacity as the Minister in charge of the government, regarding the Opposition’s call for status reports on the corruption, investigations is laced with mischief and is a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of Government in democratic societies.
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JAMAICA | Phillips tells new shadow cabinet: Be Prepared

Kingston, Jamaica, October 10, 2019: Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips  has urged members of the new Shadow Cabinet to use the next three months to refine and finalise their policy positions and programmes to be implemented by the next People’s National Party (PNP) administration.
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JAMAICA | Holness touts national consensus to tackle problems

WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2019 - Prime Minister  Andrew Holnesss says the Government is working towards a national consensus to tackle several problems currently facing the country. “The consensus we are aiming to achieve is not only geared towards addressing our economic problems. If we can achieve this to address the economic problems, we can do the same for crime and violence, infrastructure, and public sector reform to bring corruption under control.
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UNITED NATIONS | CARICOM Nations tell UN: Respect Venezuelan Sovereignty

UNITED NATIONS, New York, NY, Sept 28, 2019 - Several Caribbean heads of state spoke Friday afternoon at the 74th United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York this week, each of them came out in support of Venezuela and Cuba, and urged leaders to quickly mitigate climate change.
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HAITI | Protesters in Haiti burn businesses in push to oust leader

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters seeking to oust President Jovenel Moise attacked businesses and government buildings across Haiti Friday, creating chaos on the streets after a weeks-long shutdown of vital services that has damaged the country’s ailing economy and shaken the president’s already tenuous position.
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JAMAICA | PNP says suitable location for police records needed

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 27, 2019: Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Fitz Jackson wants the National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang to find a suitable location to temporarily house the Police Records Office which was located at 34 Duke Street, Kingston, and was ordered close because of poor air quality on September 15.

Bahamas government denies ill-treatment of Haitians

NASSAU – The Bahamas government has refuted allegations that non-nationals are being mistreated in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and appealed to the international community “to seek trusted and credible sources of information” on the country.
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JAMAICA | Phillips Promise to tackle Corruption, Education and Land Reform

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 22, 2019 - Opposition Leader and President of the People’s National Party (PNP) Dr. Peter Phillips today outlined a number of initiatives his party plans to take should they win the next election. Primary among this is Education, Agriculture and a vow to tackle corruptionwithout ceasing until “justice is done.”
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GUYANA | Construction of Guyana to Brazil road to begin in October

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, Sept. 22, 2019 - The first phase of the project to have a paved highway between Guyana and Brazil  is expected to commence on October 1. So says Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson who has assured that the days of having to carefully trek through the dangerous Linden-to-Lethem trail are coming to an end.
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JAMAICA | Opposition demands answers on expandion of Petrojam Board

Kingston, Jamaica, September 20, 2019: The People’s National Party’s (PNP), Shadow Minister of Mining and Energy,  Phillip Paulwell is calling on the Minister of Science, Energy and Technology,  Fayval Williams, to immediately explain why the Petrojam Board of Directors has been expanded without any public announcement.

GUYANA | Deported drug lord, Roger Khan held for murder of Ronald Waddell, Donald Allison

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 21, 2019 - Guyanese drug lord Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, who was deported late Friday night to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport from the USA, where he had served about eight years in jail on a drug trafficking charge, upon arrival was immediately taken into police custody for the murder of African rights activist, Ronald Waddell and former boxing coach, Donald Allison, his lawyer Glen Hanoman said early Saturday.
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GUYANA | Granger rebuffs diplomats who refer to his government as "Illegal"

GEORGETOWN, September 20, 2019 - President Granger has rebuffed a statement by the ambassadors ot the United Kingdom, United States and the European Union, that the government of Guyana has breached the country's constitution by not holding elections by September 18, 2019, and has characterised the Granger administration as "illegal".
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GUYANA | GECOM says Guyana elections can be held by February 2020

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 20, 2019 - Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has told president David Granger that  the electoral body would be ready to hold General and Regional elections by the end of February 2020.
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Cuba receives fuel shipment despite US Embargo

HAVANA, Sept. 18, 2019 – Despite U.S. sanctions on oil shipments to Cuba which are causing severe fuel shortage in the Caribbean nation, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez says the situation has eased with the arrival of a tanker from Venezuela with several million barrels of oil on September 14 as projected.
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Haiti's Capital Still Paralyzed On Second Day Of Protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, September 17, 2019  - A second day of protests took place on Tuesday in Port-au-Prince and several provincial capitals of Haiti against fuel shortages, leaving at least one person dead, according to local reports.
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GUYANA | GECOM to determine timeframe for elections

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, September 17, 2019 - The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is Wednesday expected to decide on a new timeframe within which general and regional council elections could be held, paving the way for President David Granger to dissolve Parliament and name an election date.
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