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Suriname to invest US$1.287 billion in energy and infrastructure

Suriname to invest US$1.287 billion in energy and infrastructure

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- With a soft loan of US$1.8 billion from the Islamic Development bank (IsDB), Suriname will invest $1.287 billion from that sum to finance a series of more than 40 projects in energy and infrastructure as part of President Desi Bouterse’s...

Tropical system becomes better organised as it approaches southern Caribbean

Weather

Tropical system becomes better organised as it approaches southern Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 950 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands have increased and become slightly better organized since Sunday. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami...

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More Caribbean countries decry new financial rules

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More Caribbean countries decry new financial rules NEW YORK, USA -- Declaring that Caribbean countries are being treated “as if they are hell on earth” due to new financial rules against tax havens, Bahamian Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday to denounce the...

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Brazil sees St Lucia as a port of entry for OECS business

St Lucia

Brazil sees St Lucia as a port of entry for OECS business CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Brazil would like to see the small islands of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) region do more business with it – and the giant Latin American neighbour to the south is ready to open its doors and markets to its tiny northern businesses.

Indonesian foreign minister to visit Suriname

Suriname

Indonesian foreign minister to visit Suriname NEW YORK, USA -- Following a bilateral meeting between the foreign minister of Suriname, Niermala Badrising, and her counterpart from Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, during the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) heads of state meeting in Venezuela, Marsudi will pay an official visit to Suriname.

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CDC issues zika travel alert for St Kitts-Nevis

St Kitts & Nevis

CDC issues zika travel alert for St Kitts-Nevis ATLANTA, USA -- Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Monday issued a zika virus travel notice for St Kitts and Nevis. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are...

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Barbados hosts training course for regional financial investigators

Barbados

Barbados hosts training course for regional financial investigators BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Regional Security System (RSS) Asset Recovery Unit (ARU) concluded a two-week standardised training course for financial investigators with a closing ceremony in Barbados last Friday. Guest speakers were Jefferson Clarke, law enforcement advisor...

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Taiwan blocked from world aviation summit despite Caribbean support

Features

Taiwan blocked from world aviation summit despite Caribbean support TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee says his government regrets and is disappointed that it was not invited to attend this week’s world aviation summit in Canada -- and it believes the decision “is a mistake”. The 2016 Assembly of the International Civil Aviation...

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UN Human Rights Council adopts universal periodic review outcome of Antigua-Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

UN Human Rights Council adopts universal periodic review outcome of Antigua-Barbuda GENEVA, Switzerland -- The United Nations Human Rights Council last Thursday afternoon adopted the outcome of the universal periodic review of Antigua and Barbuda. Maureen Payne, senator and parliament secretary at the ministry of legal affairs and public safety of Antigua and Barbuda...

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Caribbean's largest cruise conference and trade show opens in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Caribbean's largest cruise conference and trade show opens in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Tuesday marks the opening of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show, the largest cruise conference and trade show in the Caribbean and one of the best ways to target the cruise industry and maximize its benefits.

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Upside potential limited for Central American and Dominican Republic sovereign ratings

Dominican Republic

Upside potential limited for Central American and Dominican Republic sovereign ratings NEW YORK, USA -- Positive rating momentum for Central American sovereigns is unlikely, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Some upside potential exists for the Dominican Republic, which currently has a positive outlook. Over the medium term, the passage and implementation of...

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South Florida surgeons to share latest advancements at Bahamas conference

Bahamas

South Florida surgeons to share latest advancements at Bahamas conference MIAMI, USA -- The Grand Bahamas Medical and Dental Association will host the 16th Annual Scientific Educational Conference in Port Lucaya from Thursday, September 29, to Saturday, October 1. The theme for this year is the “Emerging Trends in Medicine,” where Dr Dean Hertzler...

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EarthTalk: Testing water for contaminants

Health

EarthTalk: Testing water for contaminants Chances are your tap water is fine -- a recent survey of public data by the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that 95 percent of the US population lives in areas without any past or present water contamination issues -- but of course it can’t hurt to check.

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Commentary: The ruler of darkness: From deity to disgrace

Opinion

Commentary: The ruler of darkness: From deity to disgrace Under the auspice of darkness, Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times in a row. However, today is not so much about the ‘stripped’ rider, but to link this confounded debacle to the weak and infamous slogan – “four-inna-row”, scribbled by an inept government, headed by an...

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Commentary: 'Big Sugar' is as hazardous as 'Big Tobacco'

Opinion

Commentary: 'Big Sugar' is as hazardous as 'Big Tobacco' Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association published papers revealing that, in 1965, the sugar industry paid three scientists from Harvard to draw attention away from the connection between sugar and heart disease and focus instead on fat. In their findings they relegated...

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Commentary: The Zika Virus: The existential threat to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Opinion

Commentary: The Zika Virus: The existential threat to the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Oceans are warming. Glacial and alpine ice are melting. Human thinking is shrouded by dust clouds. Heat waves magnify the effects. Floods are trailed by disease clusters and a mosquito borne infection is the new existential threat to the UN sustainable development goals. Undoubtedly, the...

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Letter: Police behaving badly in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Letters

Letter: Police behaving badly in St Vincent and the Grenadines Police act badly. The public loses confidence in police. Police behave worse. The public’s trust in police drops to an all-time low. It’s a dangerous, vicious cycle. Police need to understand if whilst they are anywhere in public or not in public, within their own home even they should act with...

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Letter: Can we turn agriculture and fisheries into our new oil and gas?

Letters

Letter: Can we turn agriculture and fisheries into our new oil and gas? Stakeholders agree that agriculture and fisheries are critical to economic recovery but firm policy positions are needed to directly foster production and to build comparative advantage in value addition but as well to regain trust and goodwill among the stakeholders of the sector.

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West Indies announce Test squad to face Pakistan in UAE

Sports

West Indies announce Test squad to face Pakistan in UAE DUBAI, UAE -- The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The series will consist of three Test matches. The opening match will be a day/night fixture at the...

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