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Philippines sends Marines to Haiti on peacekeeping mission
One-hundred-and-fifty-seven members of the Philippine Navy left yesterday for Haiti to serve as United Nations peacekeepers in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

T&T Piarco airport declared safe, bomb squad gives go-ahead after 'suspicious bag' check
Trinidad and Tobago’s National Operations Center has declared the Piarco International Airport safe after confirming that the bomb squad had checked a 'suspicious bag' at the airport last night.

Air Canada adds checked bag fee for travel to the Caribbean
“We're matching the market,” the airline's chief financial officer Michael Rousseau told an investor conference last week. “It's what the market is bearing at this point in time.”

REGIONAL: 57 Haitians detained in Turks and Caicos
The 43 men, 12 women and two children were reportedly found in a boat that was intercepted in the waters off the coast of the overseas British territory.

St Kitts minimum wage to be increased
The Minimum wage in St Kitts and Nevis is to be increased to $9 per hour or $360 per week.

Chikungunya linked to more than 100 deaths in region
The latest figures from the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO), which include statistics as of September 12, confirm the Caribbean region's vulnerability to the disease.

CARICOM working on Ebola response plan
The Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is formalising recommendations to deal with any possible incidence of the Ebola virus and is also improving efforts to respond to the Chikungunya epidemic.

Guyana's ruling party denies undermining Chief Elections Officer
Guyana's ruling People’s Progressive Party has denied allegations that it was engaged in a strategy to undermine the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield.

Guyana intensifies chikungunya fight
Officials in Guyana are stepping up efforts to fight the spread of the chikungunya virus amid an increase in cases.

Cuba and China to cooperate in trade promotion
Agreements intended to strengthen cooperation and facilitate the exchange of business delegations and information, were signed between Cuban and Chinese officials in the Asian country at the weekend.

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