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Jamaica PM concludes successful visit to the Dominican Republic

Jamaica PM concludes successful visit to the Dominican Republic

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica has signed a visa waiver agreement with the Dominican Republic, one of several bilateral agreements brokered by Prime Minister Andrew Holness during a recent official visit to the country. The visa waiver will facilitate easier...

Political bad-mouthing in Trinidad and Tobago sullies opening of Brian Lara stadium

Trinidad & Tobago

Political bad-mouthing in Trinidad and Tobago sullies opening of Brian Lara stadium PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- In international cricketing circles, Brian Lara is a rock star. Deemed one of the greatest batsmen of all time, he is practically like royalty in Trinidad and Tobago, the land of his birth. But his name (and the fact that he lent it to the country's new stadium in south Trinidad)...

Guyana businessman suing Republic Bank after being prevented from accessing his account

Guyana

Guyana businessman suing Republic Bank after being prevented from accessing his account GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana businessman and international author Dennis Adonis says that he is in the process of filing a $10 million (US$50,000) court action against Republic Bank, after the Water Street branch of the regional financial institution repeatedly refused to grant him access...

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High crime rates in the Caribbean require new evidence-based policy approach, says IDB study

Features

High crime rates in the Caribbean require new evidence-based policy approach, says IDB study WASHINGTON, USA -- The Caribbean region needs to redirect its anti-crime efforts in favor of more interventions that are evidence-based and targeted at high-risk individuals and geographic areas, with improved monitoring of police and justice systems, a study by the Inter-American Development Bank recommends.

Former Guyana health minister sentenced in US for running 'pill mill'

Guyana

Former Guyana health minister sentenced in US for running 'pill mill' NEW YORK, USA -- Noel Blackman, who practiced as a medical doctor and was the former health minister of Guyana and executive member of the World Health Organization, has been sentenced to 50 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for illegally distributing oxycodone.

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OECS foreign ministers conclude third Council meeting

OECS

OECS foreign ministers conclude third Council meeting BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- OECS ministers of foreign affairs concluded a successful meeting of the Council of Ministers - Foreign Affairs (COMFA) on May 17, 2017, in Barbados, under the chairmanship of Charles Fernandez, minister for foreign affairs, international trade and immigration...

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National consultation on marijuana held in Antigua-Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

National consultation on marijuana held in Antigua-Barbuda ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The formal regional conversation on marijuana in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continued on Monday with a national consultation in Antigua and Barbuda. The Regional Marijuana Commission hosted three focus group discussions and a town hall meeting.

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BVI joins UK talks on future freedom of movement

British Virgin Islands

BVI joins UK talks on future freedom of movement LONDON, England -- A British Virgin Islands delegation and UK government representatives recently discussed freedom of movement to the European Union (EU) for Overseas Territories (OT) citizens at a Brexit technical roundtable in London. Officials from the UK Home Office and UK Department...

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New phase for hub and spokes trade initiative launched at Barbados workshop

Barbados

New phase for hub and spokes trade initiative launched at Barbados workshop BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- An innovative trade initiative that is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019. The hub and spokes programme is a joint initiative of the European Union...

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Commentary: WannaCry - A Caribbean cyber security perspective

Opinion

Commentary: WannaCry - A Caribbean cyber security perspective “Organizations who continue to run Windows XP, software, which cannot adequately detect and protect your information assets, and obsolete software, will make your systems easy targets for hackers and cyber criminals, as these systems will be hardest hit as the level of vulnerabilities and exploits...

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Commentary: Honduras: A nation misunderstood

Opinion

Commentary: Honduras: A nation misunderstood The sun beats down. It does so fiercely. At this moment however, I remain cool. I happen to be sitting below the kind, encompassing shade of a large palm tree. Crisp, white grains of sand slide between my toes as I stand up. I do so in the attempt to see if any ‘coconut bread’ vendors are...

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Letter: We have met the debt reduction enemy and he is us

Letters

Letter: We have met the debt reduction enemy and he is us An elementary feature of the credible public policy analysis of economic development issues is the careful weighing of freely chosen local-level actions against those imposed by outside forces. In his May 5, 2017, weekly column where he described the adverse effects of unsustainable debts...

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Letter: The government cannot get property tax before the next general election

Letters

Letter: The government cannot get property tax before the next general election Trinidad and Tobago has a population of just under 1.4 million persons. If one were to assume that one million of the population do not own property, it still leaves about 400,000 property owners. If these people all filled out their forms and had them delivered it would mean that the government will...

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Poets Corner: Censorship!

Letters

Poets Corner: Censorship! They aim to silence the voices of hope Anyone who's vociferous and says nope To the raping and pillaging our the countries resource They’ve dragged Moses name through the courts They arrested Jihad for a roach Arrested Geovannie and Fitz on false report The labeled Audrey persona non grata...

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