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Caribbean urged to give health tourism priority

17 July 2017

KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the Caribbean needs to take a serious look at health security, which, he noted, is a critical area for the continued growth and development of tourism in the region. “Health is such a key part of that... Read More

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Guyana’s ties with Spain

17 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – The strengthening of all-round relations was emphasised in discussions between Fernando Garcia-Casas, the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation for Latin America and Prime Minister and First Vice President, Moses. V. Nagamootoo last Friday.... Read More

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More support for ruling party ahead of elections in Bermuda

16 July 2017

HAMILTON – The ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) has increased its public support to half of the popular vote, according to a new opinion poll published by the Royal Gazette newspaper on Saturday, three days ahead of the general election in this British Overseas Territory.... Read More

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Bee farmers abuzz in Western Jamaica

15 July 2017

HANOVER – Life should get a lot sweeter for more than 200 bee farmers in the western parishes who now have access to a new $27-million state-of-the-art honey-extraction and bottling facility – the first of its kind in Jamaica. By improving market access and increasing... Read More

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Tax amnesty on traffic fines

14 July 2017

KINGSTON – Delinquent motorists have been granted an opportunity to pay the fines on outstanding traffic tickets without incurring a penalty or interest, through an amnesty scheduled to run from August 2 to October 31. The three-month amnesty has been provided under... Read More

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CDB signs MOU with EXIM Bank of China

14 July 2017

BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow both parties to discuss opportunities for cooperation and coordination in CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs).... Read More

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Bahamas increasing security on flights to USA

13 July 2017

NASSAU – Plans to implement enhanced security measures for all commercial flights to the United States will be implemented by July 18. The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) confirmed plans in a statement on Tuesday and also called for travellers to the US... Read More

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Plans already underway for new prison in Guyana

13 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – The plans to expand the Mazaruni Prisons were initiated after the completion of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) following the fire and deaths of 17 inmates of the Georgetown prisons on March 03, 2016. Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan informed... Read More

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Taiwan announces visa-free entry for allies in Caribbean

12 July 2017

TAIPEI – The Government of Taiwan on Wednesday announced visa-free entry for nationals of its diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, with immediate effect. According Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is being done to “demonstrate the closeness between Taiwan... Read More

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Caribbean Lottery produces another Super Lotto millionaire in Anguilla

12 July 2017

THE VALLEY, Anguilla – Caribbean Lottery is pleased to announce that the Super Lotto Jackpot for June 16, 2017 in the amount of EC$6 530 000, was won by two players. One of them is Keith Brooks from Anguilla, who has been playing Super Lotto since the game’s introduction... Read More

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22 inmates from gutted prison granted bail; abducted driver found

11 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – Twenty-two prisoners who were remanded to the Georgetown Prison were granted bail on Monday as a means of easing the congestion in the penal system. The prisoners who were behind bars for minor non-violent offences were offered bail as six magistrates... Read More

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Major cruise lines pull out from Falmouth port

10 July 2017

KINGSTON – Three major cruise lines have decided to pull out of the Falmouth pier in the northern parish of Trelawny due to concerns over tourist harassment, among other issues. According to the Mayor of Falmouth, Colin Gager, the pull-out of the ships- all subsidiaries... Read More

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Warden dies following Guyana prison fire

10 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government Sunday night sought to assure citizens that the situation at the country’s main prison in the capital was under control and that inmates from the burnt facility were being transferred to other institutions across the country. Prison... Read More

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Jamaica to install CCTV in schools

10 July 2017

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says it will establish Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems in secondary institutions shortly as part of a programme aimed at improving school safety and security. “There are resources that we are going to make available…but... Read More

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Guyana’s main prison on fire

09 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – Inmates from the Georgetown Prison were being moved to other facilities on Sunday night following a fire authorities say had been set purposely by prisoners. The Guyana-based on line publication, DemeraraWaves reported numerous gunshots rang out as police... Read More

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Cabinet approves three external loan agreements valued over US$25M

09 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – The Government of Guyana and three international financial agencies have signed loan agreements totalling over US$25M to improve the education sector, and the efficiency of public payment system. During his weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, Minister... Read More

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CARICOM Communiqué July 2017

08 July 2017

The following communiqué was issued at the conclusion of the 38th Regional Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, July 4 to 6 at Grand Anse, Grenada. The Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government... Read More

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Human resource development strategy adopted at summit

08 July 2017

CARIBBEAN PEOPLE now have a blueprint for their development, with the adoption of the CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy 2030. The strategy was presented by the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris at the just concluded Thirty-Eighth Regular... Read More

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LIAT still vital to the region, says Stuart

08 July 2017

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart has pledged Barbados’ continued commitment to the regional carrier LIAT, describing it as "vital” to the movement of people across the Caribbean. Stuart made this assertion as he spoke to the media recently about concerns being voiced... Read More

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Banana farmers end protest

08 July 2017

BASSE-TERRE – Banana farmers from across twenty plantations on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe ended their six week protest action this week following a back to work agreement. The protests which started on May 18 and gained the support of the majority... Read More

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Violence forces hospital to postpone elective surgeries

07 July 2017

KINGSTON – The spate of violence in Kingston since Monday this week has put a strain on Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), forcing the nation's largest health facility to postpone elective surgeries. The hospital said that as early as 7 a.m. yesterday 18 of the 521... Read More

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