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International community welcomes formation of new government in Haiti

International community welcomes formation of new government in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The United Nations and its international partners have welcomed the formation of a new government in Haiti one week after the country's parliament became “dysfunctional” due to its failure to hold elections within its constitutional framework.

Bahamas police officers arrested on child pornography charges

Bahamas

Bahamas police officers arrested on child pornography charges NASSAU, Bahamas -- A police officer was on Friday charged in The Bahamas with one count of child pornography in relation to a sex tape scandal and a second officer was arrested in the same matter. Edmund Lewis Jr. appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on Friday.

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Judge to hand down ruling in St Kitts-Nevis boundaries case on Tuesday

St Kitts & Nevis

Judge to hand down ruling in St Kitts-Nevis boundaries case on Tuesday BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The injunction against the realigned constituency boundaries in St Kitts and Nevis will continue until Tuesday afternoon, when high court judge, Justice Marlene Carter, is scheduled to deliver her ruling on the matter. The judge confirmed this in court on Friday.

Guyana seeks to develop international relations with non-traditional partners

Guyana

Guyana seeks to develop international relations with non-traditional partners GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett said that Guyana is looking at non-traditional partners, even while consolidating international and foreign policy relationships with the traditional ones. On Friday, the minister explained that Guyana was...

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Cuban boat with 29 migrants aboard turned away from Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Cuban boat with 29 migrants aboard turned away from Cayman Islands EAST END, Cayman Islands -- A Cuban boat with 29 persons aboard that included five women, which arrived at an East End dive resort on Grand Cayman on Saturday morning, was directed to move on by Cayman Islands immigration and police officials. The vessel departed at 9:00 am.

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St Kitts high school whistleblower loses job

St Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts high school whistleblower loses job BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A Basseterre High School (BHS) teacher, who spoke to the press about health concerns and demonstrated with other teachers over ongoing health issues at the St Kitts school, has been relieved of her duties in questionable circumstances.

Unemployment rate in Barbados for third quarter 2014 at 12.9 percent

Barbados

Unemployment rate in Barbados for third quarter 2014 at 12.9 percent BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Statistics derived from the continuous household labour force survey indicated that the rate of unemployment in Barbados for the July to September quarter of 2014 stood at 12.9 percent. According to the Economic Affairs Division, unemployment among males...

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Jamaican exporters participate in national export strategy workshop

Jamaica

Jamaican exporters participate in national export strategy workshop KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), in partnership with Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), and Trade Board Limited, with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat, and consultants Tourism Intelligence International, hosted a national export strategy (NES)...

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St Lucia artiste vows to bring culture back to modern music

St Lucia

St Lucia artiste vows to bring culture back to modern music NEW YORK, USA -- Saint Lucian MonChérie continues her quest for recognition as one of this generation's most dynamic young music artistes. She is also making a statement to the world that the tiny island of Saint Lucia can no longer be ignored. After her music debut last year...

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EarthTalk: What fish can we eat?

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EarthTalk: What fish can we eat? Between mercury poisoning, overfishing and the environmental impacts of fish farms or “aquaculture,” some might expect to see a “Proceed with Caution” sign above seafood counters soon. Others contend that fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthy diet, providing high-quality protein.

Commentary: Tourism Matters: A very fine balancing act

Opinion

Commentary: Tourism Matters: A very fine balancing act According to a recent TravelMole article, British travel agents are reporting “exceptional” days of trading so far this month. Some say forward bookings are up as much as “30-50 percent” over the same period last year and that a third of summer holidays currently being offered in 2015 will be sold during...

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Commentary: If you profess it, then possess it!

Opinion

Commentary: If you profess it, then possess it! The term sanctuary is used predominantly today as a noun, referring to a large so-called “holy” open-concept room where weekly worship occurs. However, sanctuary was anciently used as a verb to describe an action of giving protective immunity to a criminal or person in trouble who was...

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Commentary: A wake-up call for Grenada

Opinion

Commentary: A wake-up call for Grenada The recent tragic accident in St Vincent and the Grenadines, where five students perished and others are still missing in the choppy waters of Kamacrou should not only be a concern for the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines but should also be of serious concern and a wakeup call to Grenada.

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Letter: Bring on the SVG thermal energy revolution, another NDP scheme adopted by the ULP

Letters

Letter: Bring on the SVG thermal energy revolution, another NDP scheme adopted by the ULP There are concerns about use of carbon fuels, and those in particular used in the Caribbean being heavy oil and diesel run power plants producing pollution. Climate change and non-renewability have generated a lot of interest in alternatives. Most of those now seeking this energy source are...

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Letter: Constitutional reform: Term limits in Grenada's parliament

Letters

Letter: Constitutional reform: Term limits in Grenada's parliament The NNP administration and cabinet has approved three of the six recommendations made by the NDC and Senator Nazim Burke as part of the constitutional reform process. Minister of legal affairs, 70-year-old Elvin Nimrod, in a recent press conference, indicated that cabinet has approved...

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