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Pompeo to make questionable visit to Guyana

Guyana’s government has confirmed the impending visit of American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the Caribbean Community nation this week fueling widespread speculation that the visit is linked to protracted efforts by Washington to use the country as some kind of an operating base to deal with neighboring Venezuela.

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Jamaican elections confirm start of new era

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, 48, was sworn into office for a second consecutive five-year term this week after his Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) wiped out its main opposition rival in a poorly supported general election held late last week.

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Racial tension intensifies in Guyana; Afro protestors take to streets

It has been barely a month in office for the Indo-dominated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in Guyana.

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Jamaica prepares to vote as corona cases spike

Jamaicans are preparing to vote in general elections next week Thursday, Sept. 3.

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Afro party to be confirmed winner of Trinidad

Keith Rowley’s Afro-dominated People’s National Movement (PNM) is expected by midweek to be officially confirmed as the clear winner of general elections in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Ruling party in Trinidad wins; Jamaicans next to vote?

The sixth of eight scheduled general elections in the Caribbean Community was held on Monday, Aug. 10, with the governing People’s National Movement (PNM) in Trinidad losing one of its 23 seats but holding on for a narrow three-seat win and a new five year mandate.

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Guyana finally gets elections winner 5 months after voting

Guyana’s Elections Commission (Gecom) declared on Sunday, Aug. 2 the Indo-dominated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) the winner of Guyana’s highly disputed general elections

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Caricom states battle pandemic; Bahamas reimposes some measures

Three Caribbean Community countries, including two which share borders with Brazil and Venezuela and tourism-dependent The Bahamas, are being forced to grapple with major COVID-19 spikes in recent days

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Guyana says no to U.S. radio broadcasts to Venezuela

With the Trump administration demanding that the government of President David A. Granger step aside and leave office in the wake of highly disputed general elections, authorities here think they now understand why Washington has clearly turned its face away from a government it once favored.

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Suriname gets Maroon VP and assembly speaker for 1st time

Nearly two months after locals voted in general elections, the Caribbean Community’s Dutch-speaking nation of Suriname on Monday transitioned to a new government with a four-party multiracial, multi ethnic coalition taking power with major economic repair jobs staring it in the face.

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