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Barbados and Trinidad currencies begin downward slide in Guyana

Barbados and Trinidad currencies begin downward slide in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- At the opening of the local currency trading market on Friday morning in Guyana, the value of the Barbados dollar and the Trinidad dollar lost around 0.09% and 1.2% of their respective values against the Guyana dollar within the first hour.

Venezuela reportedly shipping arms to Hezbollah

Venezuela

Venezuela reportedly shipping arms to Hezbollah MIAMI, USA -- Iran and Syria are not the only nations sending missiles and rockets to Hezbollah in Lebanon, according to a reliable source in Panama, who has been monitoring similar shipments from Venezuela. Iran has been shipping arms, including Shabab 3 missiles, to Venezuela...

Jamaica adds five new tourism subsectors

Jamaica

Jamaica adds five new tourism subsectors KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Five new tourism subsectors have been added to the country’s offerings as the government ramps up efforts to promote Jamaica as an ideal tourist destination. The new areas, which form part of the country’s tourism linkages network, are sports and entertainment...

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CDB approves US$65 million for electricity systems upgrade in Suriname

Suriname

CDB approves US$65 million for electricity systems upgrade in Suriname BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$65 million to the government of Suriname. The financing will upgrade and expand sections of the country’s transmission, sub-transmission and distribution networks.

First marine climate change report card for the Caribbean in the works

Climate

First marine climate change report card for the Caribbean in the works BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) -- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been working with other Caribbean agencies and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), a marine science and technology agency sponsored by the...

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CHTA joins regional support for US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act

Features

CHTA joins regional support for US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act MIAMI, USA -- The Caribbean must ensure issues of critical socioeconomic importance are firmly addressed with the US Congress and the incoming administration, according to Karolin Troubetzkoy, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Troubetzkoy commented...

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Expedia reports continued travel demand for the Caribbean

Travel

Expedia reports continued travel demand for the Caribbean SEATTLE, USA -- The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, has reported that travel demand for the Caribbean has continued to increase on Expedia group sites. Top in-demand markets in the Caribbean during the third quarter of this year when compared to 2015 included...

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Commentary: The View from Europe: China - a tourism opportunity for the Caribbean?

Opinion

Commentary: The View from Europe: China - a tourism opportunity for the Caribbean? At the end of last month, China published a detailed 16-page document, ‘China's Policy Paper on Latin America and the Caribbean’, which sets out a new approach to relations between the Americas and the world’s second largest economy.  The document warrants close reading by...

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Commentary: The promotion of Creole: A vehicle for development or handicap for Haiti's future?

Opinion

Commentary: The promotion of Creole: A vehicle for development or handicap for Haiti's future? I belong to the 15 percent of the Haitian population that is at ease in language, sophistication and education anywhere in the wide world. The remaining 85 percent, as in the time of slavery, is being condemned to a life of isolation, lack of competence and insecurity by those who pretend to be...

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Letter: A sign that says most of it

Letters

Letter: A sign that says most of it The Milton Cato Memorial Hospital sign is many signs at once. One, it is a dirge. At least, it looks like how a lament for the dead sounds. It is a recitation that the ministry of health and the hospital administration do not give a damn. That’s two. Three, it is a harbinger of the quality of medical...

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Letter: Rethinking approaches to economic and social development in Jamaica

Letters

Letter: Rethinking approaches to economic and social development in Jamaica Since 1990s, the total in direct remittance investment (DRI) inflows is estimated at some US$34.1 billion, while direct foreign investment (FDI) accounted for US$11.8 billion totaling some US$45.9 billion by 2015. Since 1990, the government has written off the value of the Jamaican...

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Poets Corner: Alphabetization

Letters

Poets Corner: Alphabetization Let's jumpstart this ballot revolution I call on all teechaaz pupils at our tertiary institutions Let’s alphabetize this nation Many of our people are not literate Some can’t afford school, because they can’t afford the rate Let’s organize to get in their space Many would participate If this would be more...

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RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Aragon crosses the finish line

Sports

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Aragon crosses the finish line PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Marten 72, Aragon (NED) crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina at 11h 17m 03s on Friday. After IRC time correction, the Dutch Maxi is leading the race for...

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