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Skerrit issues statement decrying attacks on Mottley

11 August 2018

Let’s refocus and move forward. Fellow citizens and residents, I wish to call on all who are accountable, to cease and desist from the unwarranted verbal attacks on the Government and Prime Minister of Barbados and by extension on all Barbadians. The decision to... Read More

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Nobel prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

11 August 2018

LONDON – Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85, the BBC reported on Saturday. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who began writing in the 1950s, won numerous coveted literary... Read More

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Guyana launches anti-suicide campaign

11 August 2018

GEORGETOWN – Guyana, which has one of the highest rates of suicides globally, has launched an anti-suicide campaign aimed at raising awareness of the situation. The Anti-Suicide, Anti-Violence Campaign is being organised by Caribbean Voice (TCV), in collaboration... Read More

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Climate-Smart Zone initiative launched

10 August 2018

KINGSTON – The Caribbean has launched the world’s first ever “Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator” as the region continues its efforts to become the world’s first climate-smart zone. The launch was held at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI)... Read More

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Guyana’s economy sees growth of 4.5 per cent

09 August 2018

GEORGETOWN – Minister of Finance Winston Jordon says the country’s economy grew by 4.5 per cent during the first half of the year. Jordan made the revelation as he presented the Mid-Year Report in the National Assembly on Wednesday. With this performance, growth... Read More

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St Vincent opposition not in favour of CCJ ‘at this point in time’

08 August 2018

KINGSTOWN – The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says it will campaign against any effort “at this point in time” to make the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the island’s highest court, replacing the London-based Privy Council. Read More

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Police probe failed jail break

07 August 2018

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Ministry of National Security says the police are investigating an apparent attempt by inmates to escape from the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) over the last weekend. In a brief statement, the Ministry said that officers... Read More

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Haiti’s President Moise names new Prime Minister

06 August 2018

PORT AU PRINCE – President Jovenel Moise has named Jean Henry Céant as Haiti’s new Prime Minister ending days of consultation with the leadership of the two branches of Parliament. Céant replaces Jack Guy Lafontant, who resigned following the protest action after... Read More

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Police force increasing use of technology in crime fight

05 August 2018

KINGSTON— Within the next three years, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) personnel will be using more technological solutions in their daily operations in a bid to reduce incidents of crime and their likely occurrence. Some of the technology-based software tools being... Read More

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Life-saving surgery for 23 children in Guyana

01 August 2018

GEORGETOWN - The International Children’s Heart Foundation (ICHF) has performed another 23 surgeries on infants and adults as part of its latest visit to Guyana. The ICHF, locally referred to as the Baby Heart Foundation (BHF), has to date performed 100 procedures... Read More

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CDB project expanded to include Dominica

31 July 2018

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has expanded the scope of an on-going road transport project to include Dominica, given the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The Hurricane had a major impact on transportation infrastructure... Read More

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Former PM calls for referendum on CCJ

30 July 2018

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell says if the Ralph Gonsalves led government wants to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), it should use a referendum to decide if the opinion of Vincentians... Read More

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Grenada’s Prime Minister takes over as ECCU chairman

29 July 2018

ST GEORGE’S − Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell took over the chairmanship of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union promising that his tenure will be one of “implementation for transformation” as efforts are made to tackle several sub-regional issues. On Friday, Dominica’s... Read More

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Guyana receives multi-million dollar loan from World Bank

29 July 2018

GEORGETOWN – Guyana is now the beneficiary of Development Policy Credit amounting to US$35 million, following the signing of an agreement between Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan and World Bank Senior Country Director, Pierre Nadji on Friday. Jordan said the loan... Read More

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MP protests low salary by returning monthly cheque

28 July 2018

ST GEORGE’S – The Member of Parliament for the constituency of St George’s North East has decided to return his monthly salary to Government as a means of protesting the amount that is paid to Parliamentarians who are not Government Ministers. Tobias Clement, says... Read More

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CDB approves US$9.3 million loan for Anguilla

27 July 2018

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said Thursday that it has approved a US$9.3 million loan to the Government of Anguilla, to implement a reform programme that aims to restore fiscal sustainability and enhance resilience against natural disasters.... Read More

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LeBlanc appointed Hilton GM

26 July 2018

Hilton has announced the appointment of Tammy LeBlanc as General Manager of the 355-room beachfront Hilton Barbados Resort. LeBlanc joins Hilton’s Caribbean team from Canada, where she was General Manager of the 571-room Hilton Quebec. Read More

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Caribbean Airlines on path to profitability for first half of year

23 July 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned airline on Monday reported that ongoing strength in passenger revenues, cost management and network efficiency saw it continue robust performance for 2018 to date, with an increase in revenue over the period. Reporting... Read More

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Holness in Namibia for historic State visit

23 July 2018

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness arrived in Namibia for what is the first official State visit by a Jamaican Head of Government to that country, as the first stop in a trip to the African continent. Read More

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CTO’s Riley named one of most influential people in the meetings industry 

22 July 2018

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) says Secretary General Hugh Riley has been named as one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry by Successful Meetings, a leading multi-platform brand for multi-tasking meeting planners. Read More

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Legislators pass Cyber Crime Bill in Guyana

21 July 2018

GEORGETOWN – The Cyber Crime Bill was passed late Friday by the National Assembly following several hours of debate, after being piloted by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams. The “lame excuses about a lack of consultation, especially... Read More

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