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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 16, 2016) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has welcomed the passage of the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act which is aimed at consolidating Washington’s  engagement with the Caribbean.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 16, 2016) — The Guyana Government warned employers against seeking to exploit their workers during the Christmas season, reminding them that “the requisite overtime rates of pay shall apply” among other working conditions.

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 16, 2016) — The St Lucia Government has announced a “heightened surveillance” of pregnant women after 50 of them have tested positive for the mosquito borne Zika virus (ZikV) and raising new concerns about the impact of the disease in St Lucia.

ST GEORGE,S’ GRENADA (CARIBUPDATE/Dec 4, 2016) - While  top officials of the opposition National Democratic Congress were at pains before the recent referendum vote to say that they were never advocating and up-and-down “no” vote, they celebrated the outcome as if it is their victory.

PORT-OF-SPAIN Trinidad (CARIBUPDATE/NOV 30, 2016) - Recounts are being done in six electoral areas in north and south Trinidad, according to five requests from the Opposition United National Congress and one from the ruling People’s National Movement yesterday.

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA – (CARIBUPDATE/NOV 24, 2016) – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has made an impassioned plea to Grenadians to vote in Thursday’s referendum that will decide whether or not the 1974 Constitution which the island received on attaining political independence from Britain should be changed.

"The Gayle Force"

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots announces the acquisition of one of the greatest batsmen of the modern era, Chris Gayle, as the newest member of the Patriots family.

Former West Indies batsman Jimmy Adams

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PORT OF SPAIN Trinidad (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 14, 2016) - Former West Indies batsman Jimmy Adams is the new director of cricket for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), according to regional media reports.

Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 14 2016) - The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Tuesday paid glowing tribute to Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain for his 50 years of service to the game.

Emerald Pool Dominica

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ROSEAU, Dominica(CARIBUPDATE/OCT 31, 2016) - Dominica has been featured in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017, a collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations, and experiences for next year.

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.

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LOS ANGELES (CARIBUPDATE/Dec 7, 2016) – Ziggy Marley, one of the may prolific recording sons of late legend Bob, is in line for yet another Grammy, and so too is the up- and-coming Jamaican band Raging Fyah.

ST.JOHN'S, Antigua (CARIBUPDATE/NOV 16, 2016) - Three medical professionals have alerted physicians and farmers in Antigua & Barbuda of the need to regulate the use of anti-microbial drugs as part of a global effort to prevent the development of diseases that are resistant to antibiotics.