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  • Is the USA on the brink again?

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The decision of the jury in the George Zimmerman case has inflamed race relations in the United States of America once again. Already, the cries have gone out preaching peace, perfect peace, and the world holds its breath to see what the aftermath of a “ Not Guilty ” verdict will be. Our readers will recall…

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  • IMF says emerging markets slow results in “growing pains” in the Caribbean

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that a slow-down in emerging markets has resulted in “growing pains” in the Caribbean. The Washington-based financial institution said that global growth is projected to remain subdued at slightly above three per cent in 2013, the same as in 2012. It said this is less than forecast in the April 2103…

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  • Egypt’s Interim Government Seeks Quick Elections

    CAIRO — Seeking to reassure Egyptians and the world about its intention to return to civilian democracy, the military-led interim government on Tuesday laid out a brisk timetable to overhaul Egypt’s suspended Constitution, elect a new Parliament and choose a new president, all in the space of about six months. The release of the new timetable, issued in the name…

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  • UNITED STATES-DRUGS- US Coast Guard sends cocaine smugglers to Guantanamo Bay

    MIAMI, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says crew members from the Cutter Northland and Coast Guard Station Miami Beach have offloaded over 1,000 pounds of cocaine and transferred the alleged smugglers to US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On Saturday, the Coast Guard reported that the estimated street value of the drugs was US$19…

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  • UNITED STATES-CRIME -Potentially damning evidence found against ex-football star accused of killing Antiguan-born semi-professional

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, July 4, CMC – The police say they have found potentially damning evidence allegedly linking ex-National Football (NFL) star Aaron Hernandez in the execution-style murder of Antiguan-born, semi-professional football player, Odin Lloyd. On Wednesday, Massachusetts State Police released a 36-page summary of returns from a search warrant it executed at an apartment maintained by the former Patriots tight-end,…

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  • UNITED STATES- MIGRATION -US Coast Guard repatriates Cuban migrants

    MIAMI, Florida, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says it has repatriated 37 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. On Wedneday, the Coast Guard said crewmembers aboard the cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated the Cubans the day before “as a result of four separate interdiction cases.” Between June 26 and 29, Coast Guard crewmembers worked alongside US Customs and…

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  • CARIBBEAN-TRANSPORTATION : Case study competition on road safety launched

    WASHINGTON, CMC – With the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Training Centre for Local Actors and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (CIFAL-UNITAR) have launched the first case study competition on road safety for universities in Latin America and the Caribbean. CIFAL-UNITAR has called for case studies to “promote the academic process of creating,…

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  • CARIBBEAN-DEVELOPMENT- Forum urges enhanced skills training in kick-starting growth in the Caribbean

    WASHINGTON, CMC – A World Bank-backed forum has called for improved skills training, revitalize investments and increase connectivity “both physical and virtual “ in kick-starting growth in the Caribbean. The Washington-based financial institution said that was the message from a mix of local business people, civil society and ministers from across the region, known as Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF), a…

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  • US Coast Guard rescues Haitian fishermen

    MIAMI, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says it has rescued five Haitian fishermen aboard a disabled vessel that had been drifting in the waters off northern Haiti. A brief Coast Guard statement said officials were notified that the vessel had been found in the area of Canal de Tortue and contrary to earlier reports, there were five fishermen…

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  • Syria a complicated proxy war for U.S.

    In Syria, the Obama administration seems to be stumbling back to the future: An old-fashioned proxy war, complete with the usual shadowy CIA arms-running operation, the traditional plan to prop up ostensible “moderates” whose prospects are doubtful and, of course, the customary shaky grasp of what the fighting is really about. This will not end well. It is tragic that…

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