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58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension2:04 pm

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — More than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday.The... Read More

Five held by French authorities following cocaine seizure in Caribbean

Monday, May, 22 2017 1:05 pm    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – Five men are now in police custody awaiting trial following the seizure of 220 kilograms of cocaine from their boat that was intercepted off the coast of the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on the weekend.The police... Read More

LIAT not honouring salary agreement – pilots' union

Monday, May, 22 2017 12:34 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) says the management of the regional carrier LIAT has failed to honour an agreement concerning a new salary structure and a result the Association on Monday described its relations with the airline... Read More

Pedestrian crossings and road markings are to be legally approved – NWA

Monday, May, 22 2017 12:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – As Jamaicans prepare to observe Labour Day tomorrow May 23, the National Works Agency (NWA) is reminding that pedestrian crossings and other road markings should not be undertaken along the main roads without the consent of the Agency. Read More

Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

Monday, May, 22 2017 12:10 pm    

JERUSALEM, Undefined (AFP) – US President Donald Trump visited Jerusalem and the Western Wall on Monday as he sought ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, but also used the opportunity to again lash out at Iran.Trump became the first sitting US... Read More

Fresh Venezuela clashes after man burned alive

Monday, May, 22 2017 11:12 am    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Doctors rallied in Venezuela on Monday in the latest street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd.The death toll climbed to 48 over... Read More

24-y-o teacher Miss Portland Festival Queen 2017

Monday, May, 22 2017 11:04 am    

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St Maarten to host the region's 'largest' airlift conference

Monday, May, 22 2017 10:58 am    

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten (CMC) – Participants from over twenty countries in the Caribbean and around the world are scheduled to attend the target airlift conference to be held in St Maarten next month.The upcoming Caribbean Aviation Meetup, scheduled for... Read More

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: CHEC should not have been given land as payment for highway

Monday, May, 22 2017 10:00 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Seventy-four per cent of the, 823 respondents to a recent OBSERVER ONLINE poll believe that the Chinese contractors should not have been given land as part-payment to build the North/South leg of Highway 2000.The previous People's... Read More

Haitian/American legislator urges solidarity for Haitians on TPS

Monday, May, 22 2017 9:50 am    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) – Haitian American legislator Dr Mathieu Eugene, who is a member of Brooklyn Council, has called for solidarity of undocumented Haitians who are under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programme.According to Eugene, TPS... Read More

Trump becomes first sitting US president to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall

Monday, May, 22 2017 9:45 am    

JERUSALEM, Undefined (AFP) – Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city of Jerusalem, placing his hand on one of the most sacred sites in Judaism.The Western Wall is the holiest site where... Read More

North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment

Monday, May, 22 2017 8:47 am    

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) – North Korea on Monday declared its medium-range Pukguksong-2 missile ready for deployment after a weekend test, the latest step in its quest to defy UN sanctions and develop a weapon capable of striking US targets.The state-run... Read More




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