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PART 2: CARICOM Communiqué

18 February 2017

The following communiqué was issued today on the conclusion of the Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. Status of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Heads of Government received a review of the... Read More

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PART 1: CARICOM Communiqué

18 February 2017

The following communiqué was issued today on the conclusion of the Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. GEORGETOWN – The Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the... Read More

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CARICOM chairman: Regional integration an obligation

16 February 2017

INTEGRATION IS AN obligation, not an option, for regional Governments. President of Guyana and chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Brigadier David Granger, issued this charge to the Heads of Government at the opening of the Twenty-Eighth Inter-sessional... Read More

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Grant for music development

14 February 2017

GEORGETOWN – Teachers and students will soon be afforded the opportunity to be trained to create music, using technology. The National School of Music has acquired a grant to introduce a music programme that allows for the creation of music with the use of a software... Read More

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Minister refutes organ reaping rumours

13 February 2017

KINGSTON – National Security Minister Robert Montague moved last night to scotch rumours, or “fake news” fanned by social media, that a surge in the reaping of human organs was behind a recent spate of killings and missing persons here, saying it was causing “untold... Read More

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Over 14 000 streetlights in Antigua & Barbuda to be replaced with LEDs

13 February 2017

ST JOHN’S – The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is set to replace that country’s existing streetlights with energy-efficient LED lights. This is being done through funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The project, which was launched on February 9,... Read More

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Road project launched in Antigua and Barbuda

11 February 2017

ST JOHN’S – The Government of Antigua and Barbuda officially launched a road rehabilitation project to upgrade the Sir George Walter Highway and Friars Hill Road on Thursday. The project is being funded through a grant of 13.9 million pounds from the United Kingdom... Read More

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Jamaican govt to divest electric company, airport

10 February 2017

KINGSTON – The Government has confirmed that it will be selling its 19.9 per cent share in the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) company in the upcoming fiscal year. The announcement was made during the annual Throne Speech presented by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen... Read More

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Guyana Post Office launches Online Mailbox Service

10 February 2017

GEORGETOWN – Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes congratulated the Guyana Post Office Cooperation (GPOC) for taking steps to modernise its operations by launching its Online Mailbox Service. The service was launched at the GPOC’s headquarters,... Read More

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Two crash victims sent home

10 February 2017

THE BODIES OF two of the teenage Vincentian girls killed in last week’s car crash at Graeme Hall,Christ Church should be back in their homeland today. Yesterday morning, the bodies of Danee Horne and Aziza Dennie were taken to the shallow draught at the Barbados... Read More

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CTO: Caribbean tourism arrivals hit all-time high

09 February 2017

BRIDGETOWN – Caribbean tourism broke new ground in 2016, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time ever, and once again growing faster than the global average. “Despite political, security and economic uncertainties and challenges in our main source markets,... Read More

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PM staying put

09 February 2017

ROSEAU – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit yesterday said that his Dominica Labour Party (DLP) administration would not be removed from office unless through the ballot box. His comments came as he condemned the violence that erupted here on Tuesday night as police... Read More

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New crime-fighting measures to be rolled out in Jamaica

08 February 2017

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that severe measures are to be rolled out to tackle violent crimes, especially in light of the disturbing murders which have dominated the headlines over the past few weeks prompting cries for the Government to... Read More

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Police praised after several arrests in Roseau protest

08 February 2017

ROSEAU – National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore Wednesday praised the police for their “high degree of tolerance” after they used tear gas to disperse opposition supporters who had taken to the streets on Tuesday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister... Read More

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Airbnb and CTO sign agreement

07 February 2017

BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region's tourism development agency, and Airbnb, whose community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations, today signed a landmark agreement to develop a set of policy principles and... Read More

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LaRocque congratulates Grenada on 43rd Anniversary

07 February 2017

GEORGETOWN – Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque commended the progress Grenada has made as it celebrates its 43rd Anniversary of Independence on February 7. Grenada’s strides towards a better future, he said, are reflected... Read More

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St Kitts government to roll out mobile apps

06 February 2017

BASSETERRE – As part of its celebrations for the second anniversary in government, the Government of National Unity will roll out five additional mobile applications, which form part of its E-government services. This was disclosed by Ambassador Sydney Osborne, chairperson... Read More

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Portia stepping down as Opposition Leader

06 February 2017

KINGSTON – Leader of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), Portia Simpson Miller, on Sunday announced that she will step down from the position on April 2. Simpson Miller, 71, told delegates at a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC), in the... Read More

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JetBlue expanding service to Grenada

05 February 2017

ST GEORGE’S – JetBlue is launching a new daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) on June 16, 2017. The Grenada Tourism Authority made the announcement recently during the... Read More

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Moise’s party consolidates in Senate

05 February 2017

PORT AU PRINCE – The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has released preliminary figures of the January 29 legislative and local government elections giving the party headed by President-elect Jovenel Moise and its allies a majority of the seats in the Senate. The... Read More

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Opposition Leader and MPs get update on oil

02 February 2017

GEORGETOWN – The Ministry of Natural Resources yesterday facilitated briefings on developments in the oil and gas sector for Members of Parliament and the Leader of the Opposition and his team. An ExxonMobil team headed by Country Manager Jeff Simons, briefed the... Read More

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