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Mia Mottley criticises removal of Barbados top cop

Bridgetown, Barbados,Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has described as “unprecedented,” the manner in which Police Commissioner Darwin Dottin was sent on leave pending his retirement in the public interest. Media reports said that the Police Service Commission (PSC) took the decision on Monday and has since named Assistant Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith to act as interim head of the police service. Dot ...

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LIAT takes possession of first aircraft in US$100 million re-fleeting exercise

St. Johns, Antigua– The financially strapped regional airline, LIAT, Thursday announced it had taken possession of an ATR 72-600 aircraft as it upgrades its aging fleet. The airline said the French-manufactured ATR is being leased from the lessor GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services) and “is the first of a total of eight ATRs -four 68-seat ATR 72-600 and four 48-seat ATR 42-600s- that will be introduced into ...

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Trinidad “emailgate” scandal causes political tit-for-tat

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has accused Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley of breaching established conventions in the latest tit-for-tat over the “emailgate” scandal that continues to stir political emotions in Trinidad and Tobago. Speaking at a public meeting of the ruling United National Congress (UNC) – the biggest partner in the three-party People’s Coalition governme ...

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Dominica fishing incident claims one life, another still missing

Roseau, Dominica, – Rescue teams were searching for a 24-year-old Chinese national, missing after a fishing incident that has also resulted in the death of a 60-year-old Chinese national on Sunday. Police said that they were conducting investigations into the incident at Layou, west of here, after five Chinese nationals had gone to the river to fish. They said two of those in the group encountered difficult ...

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Taiwan to donate equipment to Fire and Rescue Services

Basseterre, St. Kitts– Several pieces of equipment ranging from Jaws of Life and water pumps to Motorola handsets, photo copiers and scanners will be handed over to the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services.  Republic of China (Taiwan) Resident Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Miguel Tsao will hand over the equipment during a ceremony on Wednesday morning. The Ceremony to be chaired ...

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