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St Vincent govt to help farmers

St Vincent govt to help farmers


Kingstown – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government says farmers, as well as other people, employed in the volcano Red Zone will get income support of either EC$500 or EC$400 per month for the rest of the year to help cope with loss of income as...

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Progress on Jamaica’s Ganja Task Force

Progress on Jamaica’s Ganja Task Force


Kingston – Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Audley Shaw says work on the establishment of a Ganja Industry Development Task Force, which will draw on expertise from the public and private sectors and academia to provide guidance for the ...

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COHSOD asks for review of CXC recommendations

COHSOD asks for review of CXC recommendations


Georgetown – The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Council of Human and Social Development (COHSOD) has suggested that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) review recommendations it has put forward to address concerns related to the administration ...

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St Vincent govt plans tourism recovery

St Vincent govt plans tourism recovery


Weeks after the explosive eruption of La Soufriere Volcano caused widespread devastation  in St Vincent and the Grenadines, that country’s Minister of Tourism Carlos James has revealed early plans for tourism recovery. In a Caribbean Tourism Organ...

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PAHO stepping up assistance in the region

PAHO stepping up assistance in the region


WASHINGTON – As shortages of health workers loom and oxygen supplies run “dangerously low”, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is intensifying donations and technical assistance to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, PAHO Director ...

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Trinidad police probe death of veteran journalist

Trinidad police probe death of veteran journalist


Port of Spain – Police are investigating the death of the editor of the Sunshine newspaper, Anthony “Lexo” Alexis, whose body was found at his home in Tacarigua, east of here, late Monday. Publisher of the weekly newspaper and former international...

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Gonsalves: Multilateralism critical

Gonsalves: Multilateralism critical


United Nations – St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has laid bare the reality that a renewed multilateralism remains “an urgent moral, political and existential Imperative”. In ...

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CARICOM has first female Secretary-General

CARICOM has first female Secretary-General


Dr Carla Natalie Barnett was confirmed as the 8th CARICOM Secretary-General during a virtual Special Session by Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Tuesday. Barnett, a national of Belize, is the first woman and the first Be...

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Caricom leaders to choose new secretary general

Caricom leaders to choose new secretary general


Port of Spain – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders will meet on Tuesday to “advance the process for the selection” of a new secretary general to replace the Dominican-born diplomat, Irwin LaRocque, who has been in the post since August 2011. A ...

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Lecturers in Dominica protest

Lecturers in Dominica protest


Roseau – Lecturers at the Dominica State College (DSC) Monday embarked upon industrial action in protest at the dilapidated buildings and other concerns which they say need urgent attention. But DSC President, Dr Donald Peters said that the indust...