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Guyanese fatally shot, brother injured in NYC’s first homicide of 2017

Guyanese fatally shot, brother injured in NYC’s first homicide of 2017

In the first homicide of the new year, a gunman killed a 31-year-old man here from Guyana for his grandmother’s funeral during an attempted robbery, his family said Monday. The… Read more »

Trinidad film to make European debut in Cannes

Trinidad film to make European debut in Cannes

Trafficked, the award winning film from Trinidad and Tobago, will make its European Premiere at the 13th Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes later this month. Now in its… Read more »

Caribbean-Roots Actress Slams Donald Trump On Twitter

Caribbean-Roots Actress Slams Donald Trump On Twitter

A Caribbean roots actress, model and R&B singer, who is best known for her role as Ashley Banks on the NBC sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ has slammed Republican… Read more »

Caribbean Americans Pitch In For Hillary Clinton In Florida

Caribbean Americans Pitch In For Hillary Clinton In Florida

Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton pulled off a major win in the state of Florida last night, especially in counties with significant Caribbean American population. According to AP reports, Clinton won… Read more »

Cannabis alters the brain’s ability to process emotions, study finds

Cannabis alters the brain’s ability to process emotions, study finds

A study published last week in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that cannabis significantly affects users’ ability to recognize, process and empathize with human emotions like happiness, sadness and anger…. Read more »

Jamaica authorities seize contaminated rice from Suriname

Jamaica authorities seize contaminated rice from Suriname

About 50 tonnes of rice sent from Suriname for the Jamaican market has been blocked from reaching supermarket shelves after the shipment was found to be contaminated with rodent faeces…. Read more »

20 Caribbean, Latin American nations named major money laundering countries

20 Caribbean, Latin American nations named major money laundering countries

Twenty Caribbean and Latin American nations have been named by the U.S. as “major money laundering” countries in the 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) from the U.S. State… Read more »

World Bank provides $150 million to combat Zika in Latin America and Caribbean

World Bank provides $150 million to combat Zika in Latin America and Caribbean

The World Bank Group has made US$150 million immediately available to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean fight the Zika virus. And it said in its announcement yesterday… Read more »

Sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas

Sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas

  A case of Zika virus infection transmitted through sexual intercourse has been discovered in Texas. Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) received confirmation from the Centres for Disease… Read more »

CARPHA stresses need for coordinated regional response to zika

CARPHA stresses need for coordinated regional response to zika

Dr Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared that clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders potentially linked to the spread of the zika virus (ZIKV)… Read more »