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Jamaica Government Suspends Importation Of Jet Skis

Jamaica Government Suspends Importation Of Jet Skis

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – The Jamaica government has placed a six month suspension on the importation of jet skis into the country as it moves to regulate the industry. Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Dr. Wykeham McNeil, said that Cabinet had ...

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“Al Capone” Gets 25 Years In Jail For Murder

ROSEAU, Dominica CMC – A High Court judge, Friday, sentenced a 72-year-old man to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of killing and decapitating a 32-year-old man. Justice Birnie Stephenson described the murder of Damian Dorival as ...

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Guyana Signs Agreement For Titling Of Amerindian Lands

GEORGETOWN, Guyana CMC – An agreement amounting to US$10.7 million has been signed between the Government of Guyana and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) towards the titling of Amerindian lands. At the signing ceremony on Monday, Finance Minister, Dr. ...

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Guyana Cracking Down On Illegal Mining Operations

GEORGETOWN, Guyana CMC – Guyana authorities say they have launched a crackdown on illegal mining in the country and also warned licence holders of their obligations under the existing laws. The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) said it recently ...

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Cocoa Production In Jamaica On The Upswing

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – Jamaica produced more cocoa during the period 2011-12 as compared to the same period the previous year, according to figures released by the Cocoa Industry Board (CIB). It said that an estimated 476.5 metric tons of ...

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Guyana, Suriname And Haiti Linked To Modern Day Slavery?

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados CMC – The Australian-based Walk Free Foundation has listed Haiti as the second country, globally, engaged in modern day slavery. The Global Slavery Index 2013 is defined by the Walk Free Foundation as the “possession or control of ...

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Dominican Republic Constitutional Court Ruling Under Attack

Dominican Republic Constitutional Court Ruling Under Attack

By Nelson A. King Caribbean Correspondent  LONDON, England CMC – The London-based human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has joined a chorus of condemnation and calls for the Dominican Republic to retract a Constitutional Court ruling that primarily strips Dominicans of ...

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