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St Lucia back to normal after scare from Tropical Storm Kirk

28 September 2018

CASTRIES – St Lucia was returning to normal on Friday after Tropical Storm Kirk drenched the island with heavy rains and winds, causing electricity blackouts in some areas as a result of trees falling on power lines. Read More

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Jamaica makes first legal export of marijuana extracted oil to Canada

27 September 2018

KINGSTON – Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw on Thursday announced that Jamaican has made its legal export of medical marijuana extracted oil to Canada, marking the first step in positioning Jamaica as the world’s medical marijuana hub. Read More

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Caricom leaders launch 'Step it Up' campaign

27 September 2018

Leaders from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), yesterday launched the Caribbean Moves campaign, under the tagline ‘Step it Up’. Read More

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Haiti calls for funds to deal with cholera

26 September 2018

UNITED NATIONS – President Jovenel Moise has called on the international community to provide the funding needed to help the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country deal with the cholera epidemic. Addressing a round table discussion at the United Nations... Read More

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IMF: Economic growth in Belize over five per cent

25 September 2018

BELMOPAN, Belize – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Belize economic recovery is strengthening with economic growth in the second quarter of this year estimated at 5.4 per cent. Read More

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OECS stands ‘firmly in solidarity’ with family of Botham Jean

24 September 2018

CASTRIES – Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean states (OECS) Monday says the nine-member sub-regional grouping stands “firmly in solidarity” with the family of the 26-year-old St Lucian national who was shot and killed by a United States police officer... Read More

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Canadian firm to construct hundreds of new houses in Dominica

24 September 2018

ROSEAU – The Canadian-based Montreal Management Consultations Est. (MMCE) LTD will construct more than 300 houses here across the island over the coming months as the battered hurricane island continues its efforts to become the world’s first climate resilient country.... Read More

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Rabies on the wane, says PAHO

24 September 2018

WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says that cases of rabies in Latin America and the Caribbean has been largely restricted to four countries. PAHO said that fewer than 1 000 dogs contracted rabies, and 19 people died from the disease in the... Read More

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CDB officially opens office in Haiti

22 September 2018

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on September 21 officially opened its Country Office in Haiti, the first outside its headquarters in Barbados. To commemorate the occasion, Dr William Warren Smith, president of the Bank, hosted an inauguration... Read More

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Belize celebrates 37th anniversary of independence

21 September 2018

BELMOPAN, Belize – Belize is celebrating its 37th anniversary of political independence from Britain with a military parade, marches and parades as well as street parties with a warning from Prime Minister Dean Barrow that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country still... Read More

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Cayman Islands Governor removed from post

20 September 2018

GRAND CAYMAN – The Governor of the Cayman Islands, Anwar Choudhury, will not return to the British Overseas Territory three months after he was temporarily withdrawn from his post so as to allow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to investigate a number of complaints... Read More

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Over one billion dollars in compensation for Petrotrin workers

18 September 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday said the compensation package for workers being laid off by the closure of the oil refinery of the state-owned company, Petrotrin could be more than one billion dollars. Read More

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Sandals seeks to clear air regarding withholding taxes

17 September 2018

CASTRIES – Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which has hotel properties in several Caribbean countries, Monday, said it had taken note of “sustained efforts” by parties including an opposition political party, to try and tarnish its reputation. SRI said that these... Read More

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ECCB to introduce new dollar bills

17 September 2018

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) says it will be introducing new dollar bills next year. ECCB Deputy Governor, Trevor Brathwiate, speaking on WINN FM radio here said that the difference between the current and new notes is the... Read More

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Earthquake rocks Corporate Area and neighbouring parish

16 September 2018

KINGSTON – Sections of the Corporate Area and the neighbouring parish of St Catherine were rocked by an earthquake on Sunday afternoon. According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), it had not received reports of damage. Read More

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Jamaica to establish mental health/suicide hotline

16 September 2018

KINGSTON – A mental health/suicide helpline is to be established by the Ministry of Health, in partnership with the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Choose Life International (CLI), to provide support to persons in need of assistance. According to Health Minister... Read More

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Naturalised St Vincent citizen first to be convicted under FATCA law

14 September 2018

NEW YORK – A St Vincent and the Grenadines naturalised citizen, Adrian Baron, has become the first person to be convicted for failing to comply with Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) of the United States. Baron is a former chief business officer and former... Read More

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St Lucia opposition to file motion of no confidence

13 September 2018

CASTRIES – The leader of the main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Phillip J. Pierre says he will file a motion of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. “We are preparing the motion and we are going to be sending it to the Speaker... Read More

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Dominica declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches

13 September 2018

ROSEAU – A State of Emergency has been declared in Dominica as the island braces for the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac on Thursday. On Wednesday, National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore announced that a state of emergency would be declared from midnight Wednesday... Read More

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Antigua parliament gives nod to CCJ legislation

12 September 2018

ST JOHN’S − The Antigua and Barbuda Parliament Tuesday night gave the nod to the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) becoming the island’s final court as the government made an impassioned plea to replace the London-based Privy Council and assert the country’s... Read More

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St Lucian academic named judge of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

11 September 2018

BASSETERRE – Professor Eddy Ventose, the St Lucian-born academic, who featured prominently in a legal battle to ensure that his name was included on the voters list for the May 24 general election in Barbados, has been sworn in as a High Court judge of the Eastern Caribbean... Read More

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