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Trinidad Muslim leader told to face reality of past actions

Trinidad Muslim leader told to face reality of past actions

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- In a statement issued on Tuesday, Minister of National Security Senator Gary Griffith said that local Muslim leader Yasin Abu Bakr needs to face reality and not to blame Trinidad and Tobago for his recent detention and expulsion by Jamaican authorities.

New Ebola travel bans by Suriname and Dominican Republic

Travel

New Ebola travel bans by Suriname and Dominican Republic PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Suriname and the Dominican Republic became the latest countries in the region that will no longer allow entry to foreign travellers if they have previously been to Ebola-hit West African countries. According to a protocol issued by the Suriname health ministry, travellers other than...

Curacao wants greater separation from Netherlands

Curacao

Curacao wants greater separation from Netherlands WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Curacao wants to get rid of the Netherlands-appointed governor, who must in turn approve ministerial appointments by law. A parliamentary motion has been filed to this effect and, with this, the way will be open to appoint ministers to posts without being screened for integrity.

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Caribbean should do more to facilitate trade in order to boost exports, says IADB report

Business

Caribbean should do more to facilitate trade in order to boost exports, says IADB report WASHINGTON, USA -- Three years of sluggish growth in the exports of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) make it urgent to implement policies that facilitate trade, according to a study published this week by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The Trade and Integration Monitor 2014...

Puerto Rico marriage ruling welcomed

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico marriage ruling welcomed WASHINGTON, USA -- Family Research Council (FRC) has praised the decision released on Tuesday night by US District Court Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez for upholding Puerto Rico's definition of marriage as a union of "a man and a woman" and "husband and wife." Judge Pérez-Giménez...

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Empowering youth to promote disaster risk reduction in St Vincent and the Grenadines

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Empowering youth to promote disaster risk reduction in St Vincent and the Grenadines WASHINGTON, USA -- At the request of the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), with local community partners and funding from the government of Taiwan, has launched an innovative 16-month project that engages youth to reduce...

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EU and FAO step up action against desertification in the Caribbean

Haiti

EU and FAO step up action against desertification in the Caribbean ROME, Italy -- The European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), have launched a €41 million, 4.5-year programme to bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands.

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Commentary: Extremism in the Dominican Republic

Opinion

Commentary: Extremism in the Dominican Republic The big Caribbean tour bus left the bucolic village of Petionville in Haiti towards Santo Domingo, some one hour late; the custom border’s papers must be filled and put in proper order before departure. It took another hour to meander into the crowded streets of Port au Prince until we get into the...

Commentary: What are we doing in the Caribbean? Productivity vs. busyness (with audio)

Opinion

Commentary: What are we doing in the Caribbean? Productivity vs. busyness (with audio) Government workers are lousy, lazy and dreadfully incompetent. They come to work late, don't produce results of what you asked or paid them for in a timely manner, plus they take three-hour lunch breaks and then leave work more than a half an hour before their scheduled knock off time.

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Commentary: A seat on the UN Security Council for Venezuela; a setback for Washington

Opinion

Commentary: A seat on the UN Security Council for Venezuela; a setback for Washington With 181 out of 193 of the United Nations representatives voting yes on Thursday, October 16, the Venezuelan government has gained not only a seat on the UN Security Council, but an affirmation of a leadership role in the Americas. As a result, there are now two strong features of Venezuelan...

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Letter: Does St Vincent and the Grenadines have tyrannical leadership?

Letters

Letter: Does St Vincent and the Grenadines have tyrannical leadership? Do we have a tyrannical government in St Vincent and the Grenadines? Many may already believe we do. Some of our citizens have already experienced what some may describe as tyranny, such as Bigger Biggs, the port police force, the teachers, and many, many more citizens.

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Letter: Grenada government accused of sabotage

Letters

Letter: Grenada government accused of sabotage The NNP government of Keith C. Mitchell has been accused of sabotaging the “Eagles Eye Radio Morning Show” and the “People’s Court Afternoon Show” hosted by radio personality and talk show host Mr Kem Jones. It is very obvious that since Mr Jones joined forces with the leader of the...

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Susie Wolff to compete at ROC 2014 in Barbados

Sports

Susie Wolff to compete at ROC 2014 in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- The Race of Champions is to feature its first female competitor as Susie Wolff has signed up for ROC 2014 at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Originally from Oban in Scotland, Wolff spent seven years racing in Germany’s DTM touring car series.

Island Journal

Australian ultra-marathon swimmer sets open water record in Bahamas

Sports

Australian ultra-marathon swimmer sets open water record in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- Australian ultra-marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel on Wednesday became the first person to swim 126km unassisted in open water under Marathon Swimmers Federation international rules. Taking 42.5 hours, the 29-year-old swam from Lighthouse Beach on the...

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