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1 Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
2 Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
3 World’s largest hotel company expanding with new 450-room resort in Barbados
4 Accelerated coral bleaching expected to damage 38 per cent of reefs by year-end
5 Conference to focus on challenges in Caribbean valuation & construction
6 Major UN treaty comes into force, SIDS leaders say they ‘will not be left behind’
7 Tourist who gave birth prematurely in DR faces US $280,000 bill for ‘time difference’
8 Haitian, intl. actors sign agreement for reforestation project in Haiti
9 Now Suriname staking claim to part of Guyana’s territory
10 Debris appears to belong to cargo ship missing in Bahamas
11 Hurricane batters Bahamas, fate of cargo ship unknown
13 First Jamaica, now Cayman Islands also sees hand, foot & mouth disease outbreak
14 SG Riley calls for end to secondary screening at Caribbean airports
15 At U.N., Guyana blasts Venezuela over century-old border spat
16 Caricom presses for debt relief and concessional financing
18 Guyana: Venezuela territorial claims scaring away investors
19 Customs finds counterfeit currency hidden in package from Trinidad
21 Policeman in Antigua jailed for 23 years for attempted robbery
22 LIAT employee suspended after allegedly beating customer
23 60,000 new airline seats secured for Jamaica for winter season
24 UWI Cave Hill Campus gives Dominica students fee ease
25 High profile death raises questions in Turks and Caicos
26 Barbados Commerce Minister lashes out at US for hurting regional rum industry
27 Trinidad attorney general asks for more time for Warner extradition
28 USVI govt. sues refinery operator for $1.5 billion
29 Canadian company to develop medicinal products from Jamaican marijuana for international market
30 Police Force reports 29 per cent decrease in overall serious crime
31 Young Cubans look forward to greater openness to technology
32 Minimum wage likely to jump by 13 per cent
33 Air and sea operation makes $2.5M drug bust in Bahamas
34 Former abuse victim opens Bahamas’ first PRC for abortion alternatives
35 Strong earthquake rocked Trinidad
36 Multiple earthquakes recorded off Barbados
37 Keith Rowley’s PNM wins general elections in Trinidad
38 US Coast Guard sends back 64 Cuban migrants
39 Trinidadians go to the polls after bitter and “brutish” campaign
40 Still no sign of missing tourist as search of Kaieteur gorge completed
41 Hundreds in shelters in storm-hit Dominica
42 Jamaican woman busted with three pounds of cocaine in bra
43 Hundreds with ‘residency gaps’ receive Antigua citizenship
44 Nassau grouper goes for the kill with invasive lionfish
45 Rising tide of Bahamas crime triggers new UK and Canada travel advisories
46 “I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy” as Hamilton opens up about Sophia disturbance
47 Antigua diplomat calls for urgent international help for Dominica following Tropical Storm Erika
48 US gives Haitian immigrants extension in protected status
49 Cuban doctors fleeing ‘shortages & mistreatment’ protest for US visas
50 Antigua & Barbuda opens new state-of-the-art airport terminal
51 American Airlines to start weekly charter flights between LA & Cuba
52 Consultant calls on Caribbean to tap into ‘voluntourism’
53 Over a dozen candidates disqualified, charged over voting day violence in Haiti
54 Barbados beats Germany to win bid to host leading yachting event
55 DR resumes deportation of migrants deemed illegal
56 Jamaica phases out use of ozone-depleting compound in foam-manufacturing industry
57 Caribbean needs debt aid not studies or scorn, Barbados minister tells international community
58 Bouterse sworn in for second term as Suriname’s president
59 Haitian officials mostly satisfied with conduct of Sunday’s poll
60 More illegal Haitian and Cuban immigrants apprehended at sea
61 Senate gives green light for economic citizenship programme in St. Lucia
62 IDB grants Jamaica US $130M loan for economic growth programme
63 Former Trinidad Cabinet minister calls on PM to step aside until cleared in probes
64 Jamaica expanding cassava industry with Colombian help
65 Work to begin on geothermal plant in Dominica this year
66 Trinidadians feel 4.6-magnitude quake as it shakes parts of country
67 Suriname bank with half billion US dollars in assets acquired by Trinidad’s Republic Bank
68 Caricom, Vatican establish diplomatic relations; Haiti-DR issue already raised
69 One of most rare seabirds rediscovered in Dominica 150 years after last seen
70 Man shot by friends who mistake him for animal
71 Caribbean on high alert against bird flu
72 One escapee murdered, surviving one surrenders
73 St. Lucia to make incentives available to offshore educational institutions
74 Activity continues at Kick ’em Jenny, authorities say there is no major threat
75 9 grants awarded for research at UG
76 Orange Alert - elevated at 'Kick 'em Jenny' in Grenada
77 Barbados finance minister denies government defaulting on loans
78 18-year-old escaped prisoner killed in confrontation with Jamaica police
79 Last serving death row inmate in Belize escapes hangman’s noose
80 Webb pleads not guilty to FIFA corruption charges in US court
81 Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico US $78M in debt
82 Small chance of local tsunami after earthquakes shake Eastern Caribbean
83 Female police officer killed on bus in Jamaica; 2 suspects in custody
84 Coral gardens of Jamaica give dying reefs new hope
85 Case for Caribbean debt relief being made at intl financing conference
86 Antigua PM objects to Caricom Bureau choosing Commonwealth SG candidate
87 Tourists win five-figure settlements after bed bug infestation at DR resort
88 Chief Justice strikes down limitations on Presidency
89 Venezuela begins cutting ties with Guyana; warns it won’t back down in border dispute
90 Caribbean fights to protect high-value, declining species
91 Guyana says it will continue relations with Venezuela despite border dispute
92 Son of opposition party activist gunned down at Trinidad mosque
93 Haiti gets funds to better prepare for hurricanes and other extreme weather
94 OECS condemns Dominican Republic deportations, European Union blacklist
95 We have our own Greece in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico
96 50 years of cutting cane may not be enough to keep Dominican Republic from deporting Haitians
97 One dead in freak storm
98 Barbados govt defends tax on sweet drinks
99 Water every 3rd day for Puerto Ricans as drought approaches historic levels
100 ExxonMobil to continue exploring in Guyana waters despite Venezuela claim

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