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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Regional News

DESPITE the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) stating that its earliest possible date for the holding elections is November, Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, hours after the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled that the no-confidence motion was validly passed, made calls for elections to be held within two to three months.

Close the border

“Close the border, close the border.” That was the cry from citizens outside the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain on Thursday night, mere metres away from a heavy police presence and Venezuelans who are trying to register to work in the country.
Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam.
Police say at least two people were killed and several others injured as thousands of people took to the streets of the capital on Sunday demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise following the release of a report into the use of funds under the PetroCaribe initiative.
The President of the Cannabis Revival Committee (CRC), Junior “Spirit” Cottle, is urging marijuana farmers not to accept anything less than EC$300 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) for a pound of their product after a locally-based medicinal cannabis company said it was offering US$50 per pound.
The OECS Commission signed an agreement with Facebook Caribbean that will allow access to Facebook’s Disaster Maps, in an effort to improve emergency response for OECS Member States ahead of the 2019 hurricane season.
The Barbados government Tuesday night formally announced plans to sell its shares in the cash strapped regional airline, LIAT, but insisted that it was committed to regional transportation and would continue to hold minimum shares in the Antigua-based carrier.
Seaga, Jamaica's fifth prime minister, former leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), succumbed to one of mankind's bitter enemies — cancer.
Chris Gayle will return to Jamaica Tallawahs in the CPL after a gap of two seasons. Tallawahs announced Gayle as their marquee player on Saturday for the upcoming season in September-October, with the draft scheduled to take place on May 22.
Authorities in Curacao on Saturday boarded a ship that arrived under quarantine to start vaccinating people to prevent a measles outbreak.