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Guyana tops the region in CXC results

Guyana tops the region in CXC results


Georgetown – Guyana emerged at the top of this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), Director of Operations at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr Nicole Manning announced on Thursday. The examination body made the of...

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Deputy Commissioner will continue to lead T&T police service

Deputy Commissioner will continue to lead T&T police service


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds said Deputy Commissioner of Police McDonald Jacob will continue to lead the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service (TTPS) until a new Commissioner of Police is appointed. This ...

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Wesley: CXC students not disadvantaged

Wesley: CXC students not disadvantaged


The impact of COVID-19 and environmental disruptions were taken into account as Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) graders marked test papers. Registrar Dr Wayne Wesley made that point and assured students that they would not be disadvantaged if ...

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Virgin Atlantic starts flights to SVG

Virgin Atlantic starts flights to SVG


Kingstown – Virgin Atlantic completed its inaugural flight on Wednesday from London Heathrow to St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG), the country’s only direct service to and from Europe. The twice-weekly service flies via Barbados and departs e...

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Exam results creditable despite challenges, CXC says

Exam results creditable despite challenges, CXC says


Georgetown – Officials of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) said students across the Caribbean performed creditably in the CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Education) and CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) examinations this y...

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Four Caribbean countries yet to vaccinate 20 per cent of their population

Four Caribbean countries yet to vaccinate 20 per cent of their population


Washington, D.C. – Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday that St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Lucia, Jamaica, and Haiti were among six countries yet to vaccinate 20 per cent of their populat...

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SVG PM welcomes acquisition of CIBC First Caribbean

SVG PM welcomes acquisition of CIBC First Caribbean


Kingstown – St Vincent & the Grenadines prime minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said the Bank of St Vincent & the Grenadines Ltd will benefit significantly from the proposed acquisition of branches and banking operations of the CIBC First Caribbean...

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Debt of low-income countries at record levels, World Bank says

Debt of low-income countries at record levels, World Bank says


Washington, D.C. – The World Bank reported on Wednesday that the debt of low-income countries, including those in the Caribbean, rose to a record U.S. $860 billion last year. The development bank said while governments around the world responded t...

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CARICOM announces new vaccine policy

CARICOM announces new vaccine policy


GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said that access to its offices across the region will be restricted to people showing proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a two-paragraph statement on Tu...

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Over 2 000 die from COVID in Jamaica

Over 2 000 die from COVID in Jamaica


KINGSTON – Jamaica has surpassed 2 000 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries registered deaths and more positive cases linked to the pandemic over the past 24 hours. Figures released by th...