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IMF expresses some concerns for Bahamas economy

02 July 2019

WASHIGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says while it welcomes the strengthening economic activity and the prospect of continued growth in the Bahamas, it is still concerned at the high unemployment rate, rising public debt and risks associated with external... Read More

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Tourism industry dealing with threat of sargassum

02 July 2019

KINGSTON – The Jamaica-based Global Tourism and Crisis Management Centre is to collaborate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to conduct research on the potential threat of sargassum to the Caribbean. Read More

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IDB launches Gobernarte Award

01 July 2019

WASHINGTON – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Monday said it had launched the sixth edition of the “Gobernarte: The Art of Good Government – Eduardo Campos Award,” for the best initiatives in subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).... Read More

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Jamaican American presidential candidate raises millions in 24 hours after debate

01 July 2019

WASHINGTON – The campaign of Jamaican American United States Democratic Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday that the United States Senator has raised US$2 million in 24 hours after her first televised presidential debate Thursday night in Miami. Read More

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Guyana listed as world’s fastest growing economy

30 June 2019

GEORGETOWN – The world’s second largest stock market NASDAQ, has named Guyana as the fastest growing economy in the world. In a report, NASDAQ said that with a projected growth rate of 16.3 per cent during the four-year period 2018-2021, Guyana is the fastest growing... Read More

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Plastic free July in St Lucia

30 June 2019

CASTRIES – St Lucia will use the month of July to launch initiatives aimed at minimising the dependence on single-use plastics, including Styrofoam, with the option of applying habits at home and in daily life, and sharing with friends and family. Read More

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Frost appointed at St Augustine

29 June 2019

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) recently appointed Dr Sterling Frost, a senior career banker and the Deputy CEO, Operations and Administration, First Citizens as Professor of Practice in Management Studies, attached to the... Read More

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Drought will continue, says CIMH

29 June 2019

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) Friday said that drought conditions in the Caribbean will continue in several countries for July to September this year. Read More

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No dengue outbreak in Jamaica, says health minister

28 June 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says there’s no outbreak of dengue fever even as the Opposition Spokesman on Health Dr Dayton Campbell, raised concern there could be another dengue outbreak on the island this year. Read More

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Sir Hilary recognised for work in reparations

27 June 2019

Regional Headquarters, Kingston – Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician and Democratic Congresswoman for the US State of Texas, wasted no time at the beginning of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, in paying tribute... Read More

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New health facility for Leonora

22 June 2019

GEORGETOWN – The Regional Administration of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara commissioned a new Health Centre building which was constructed earlier in the year at a cost of $10 Million. Read More

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CCJ rules for Jagdeo

19 June 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Tuesday ruled that the motion of no confidence filed against the Guyana government last December was successfully passed in the National assembly. Read More

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Sir Hilary going to Congress

18 June 2019

JAMAICA – United States Congresswoman, Democratic Representative of Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee, has extended an invitation to Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission,... Read More

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Trinidad murder toll at 235

17 June 2019

THREE more men have fallen victim to gun violence after they were shot and killed in two separate incidents in Belmont and Tunapuna between Saturday night and yesterday morning. Read More

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Guyana PM tells IMF all is well

16 June 2019

GEORGETOWN - Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo told a high-level mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that all is well in Guyana on the governance front. Read More

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Cuban official to visit Barbados

15 June 2019

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, will make an official visit to Barbados. He will arrive on Sunday and leave on Tuesday. Read More

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Dominicans told not to panic about quakes

15 June 2019

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) says Dominicans should not be overly concerned at the “burst of volcanic eruptions” in the southern part of the island over the last 24 hours. Read More

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Portia not picking sides

15 June 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has told members of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) that she will not be taking sides in the challenge for leadership within the organisation. Read More

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 Disaster relief training underway in St Vincent

14 June 2019

KINGSTOWN – The annual CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) Training Workshop officially commenced in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday. Read More

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New UNDP head in Barbados

13 June 2019

Magdy Martinez-Soliman has arrived in Barbados to take up his appointment as resident representative for the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Read More

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Protesters want Moise gone

11 June 2019

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – A popular radio journalist was shot and killed late on Monday night as Haitians continued their protest demanding the removal of President Jovenel Moise from office over allegations of mis-use of funds associated with the PetroCaribe, an oil... Read More

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