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In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 photo, Clony Toussaint stands in the doorway of his home, damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in Port-a-Piment, a district of Les Cayes, Haiti.


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CARIBUPDATE/OCT 21, 2016) — Five people were killed and one person was missing as torrential rains sparked flooding in Haiti, as the country still reels from devastating Hurricane Matthew, the Civil Protection Agency said Friday.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne and China’s Ambassador to Antigua & Barbuda Wang Xianmin


ST.JOHN'S, Antigua (CARIBUPDATE/OCT 21, 2016) - China has given Antigua & Barbuda fresh grant support of around EC $51 million.
The aid comes in three components: as part of an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation; for assistance in disaster response and support for the Antigua & Barbuda Defence Force.

President Nicolas Maduro


CARACAS, Venezuela (CARIBUPDATE/OCT 21 2016) - Outraged opposition leaders vowed today to focus their battle to remove socialist President Nicolas Maduro on peaceful street protests after judicial and electoral authorities shot down their drive for a referendum against him.

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CARIBUPDATE/OCT 20, 2016) - Thirteen  months later, and the result of the 2015 General Election is now official. The Peoples’ National Movement (PNM) won 23 seats to the United National Congress (UNC) 18 seats.

PRESIDENT Barack Obama is planning to head to Miami this week for a rally at Florida Memorial University, working to shore up votes in a key state for the Hillary Clinton campaign.

The Clinton campaign is growing increasingly nervous that a lack of enthusiasm among Florida’s black community could cost them the state. Against this backdrop, skepticism toward the Democratic presidential nominee within Florida’s Haitian-American community threatens to exacerbate that problem.

ST GEORGE’S, GRENADA: (CARIBUPDATE/Sept 23, 1016) – Grenada’s opposition National Democratic Congress is no longer the party of yellow. It is the party of red, green and gold – the colours represented on the national flag.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC/OCT 21, 2016) – West Indies Women’s captain, Stafanie Taylor, says her side lacked intent during the recently concluded five-match One-Day series against England Women, and called on more players to contribute towards the team success.

The Caribbean side went down by five wickets in the final game at Sabina Park on Wednesday, to concede the series 3-2.

Darren Sammy


CASTRIES, St. Lucia(CARIBUPDATE/OCT 20, 2016) - Peshawar Zalmi have confirmed that former West Indian skipper Darren Sammy will take over as the captain of the side for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League.

Chris Brown (third from left) and Michael Bascombe (fourth from left) tour the Grenada Athletics Stadium with stadium and other officials

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CARIBUPDATE/Oct 20, 2016) - Grenada is hoping to attract some of the world’s top athletes for an IAAF-sanctioned international athletics meet next April 8, as preparations have begun for what organisers and government are bullish will be a top class trade-mark event.

LONDON, England (CARIBUPDATE/OCT 20, 2016) - CARICOM nationals and other foreigners would no longer be able to take up jobs in the UK that Britons can do, while the number of migrants coming to Britain to work and study will be significantly reduced.

ST.JOHN'S, Antigua (CARIBUPDATE/OCT 20, 2016) - Regional airline LIAT is expected to record EC$9.2 million (BDS$6.8 million) in losses at the end of this year.

NASSAU, Bahamas (CARIBUPDATE/OCT 18, 2016) — Bahamian civil aviation authorities Monday warned passengers that they risk causing a “catastrophic incident” if they seek to evade a ban on traveling with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone by placing it in their checked luggage.

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Shabba Ranks


KINGSTON, Jamaica (CARIBUPDATE/OCT 18, 2016) - WILD cheers rang out across the expansive lawns of King’s House in St Andrew yesterday as deejay Shabba Ranks rose to accept his Order of Distinction from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.

KIGALI, Rwanda(CARIBUPDATE/ OCT 17, 2016) - Nearly 200 nations have agreed a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a major move against climate change that prompted loud cheers when it was announced on Saturday October 15th, 2016.