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Afro-led government to probe Guyana death squad killings

On Carnival day back in 2002, four inmates awaiting trial for various felony offenses broke out of a maximum-security prison in Guyana’s capital, formed a gang that traded deadly rifle fire with police, staged a serious of armed robberies and killed several people at the start of a murderous six-year period that ended in 2008

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Caribbean taking credit for climate change

The agreements that nearly 200 countries signed in Paris to mitigate the effects of climate change last month have been well publicized, but the 15 members of the bloc of Caribbean Community countries are taking some of the credit regarding limiting increases in global temperatures to acceptable levels.

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Barbados to finally dump Queen Elizabeth

Tiny, idyllic Barbados, a place where British tourists have persistently said they are most comfortable visiting in the entire hemisphere, now says that it plans to dump Queen Elizabeth as the island’s head of state—just in time for the country’s 50th independence anniversary next year.

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Trinidad officially in recession

One by one, governments in the 15-nation Caribbean Community are beginning to complain about having a full blown or creeping economic recession.

Nominee from the real Caribbean loses battle for top job

Leaders from more than 50 former British colonies in the past week voted to give the Commonwealth grouping of nations its first female secretary general.

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French attacks force renewed focus on IS

Terrorist attacks in Paris forces a renewed focus by Caribbean governments on international terrorism.

Caricom takes reparations fight to OAS

Caricom continues to fight for reparations from Europe.

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Caribbean appeals court hands down key land rights ruling

A Trinidad-based umbrella Caribbean appeals court has forced authorities in Belize to recognize ancestral lands of its historical Mayan people.

The queen still reigns supreme

General elections in Jamaica are due in about a year, and if the governing People’s National Movement is forced to demit office because of the will of the electorate, it could mean that its sacred political promise to replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as the island’s head of state would not have been kept.

Too much sun in the Caribbean?

Browse through any magazine or website relating to the Caribbean and you will find that the region usually promotes itself as a place where tourists can enjoy sun, sand and the sea, but in recent months, governments and tourism industry officials are ironically complaining bitterly about too much sun and its effects on economies.

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