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CARICOM Ebola meeting postponed

CARICOM Ebola meeting postponed

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government to discuss the region’s approach to tackling the Ebola virus has been postponed. This was revealed by Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bisessar during a news conference.

ECCB governor rejects allegations of autocratic management

OECS

ECCB governor rejects allegations of autocratic management BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Sir K Dwight Venner has rejected allegations contained in an unsigned letter circulated a month ago, accusing management of the bank of being autocratic. Venner, who was participating in a recent...

Bahamas hotel sale to Chinese is cause for concern, says former minister

Bahamas

Bahamas hotel sale to Chinese is cause for concern, says former minister NASSAU, Bahamas -- The sale of the iconic British Colonial hotel in Nassau, Bahamas, to the Chinese should be a cause for concern, said former minister of foreign affairs Brent Symonette. Symonette said it is worrying that both the Hilton hotel and Baha Mar are in the hands of a single entity.

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Cuban Ebola experts to train health care workers in Jamaica

Jamaica

Cuban Ebola experts to train health care workers in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Two experts are to arrive in Jamaica from Cuba next week, to assist with the training of health care workers and other designated Ebola frontline responders. This will form part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalize Cuba’s commitment to provide...

Guyana attorney general sues local newspaper for libel

Guyana

Guyana attorney general sues local newspaper for libel GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Anil Nandlall has filed a $30 million (US$145,200) lawsuit for libel against the Kaieteur News newspaper in Guyana following an article published on October 28 entitled “Attorney General reveals plan to hit Glenn Lall...

Villa Isis

Fiscal consolidation programme is working, says Barbados minister

Barbados

Fiscal consolidation programme is working, says Barbados minister BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The government’s revised fiscal consolidation programme, introduced a year ago to stabilise the foreign exchange market and protect the Barbados dollar, is said to be working. Minister of finance and economic affairs, Christopher Sinckler, reminded members of the media...

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LIAT partners with OECS member states in campaign against Ebola threat

OECS

LIAT partners with OECS member states in campaign against Ebola threat CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Regional air carrier LIAT has boosted the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s campaign to reduce the threat and minimize the impact of Ebola on member states and the wider region. The Caribbean airline offered complimentary seats to...

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Abuse, self-stigma revealed by ground-breaking Caribbean study of men who have sex with men

Features

Abuse, self-stigma revealed by ground-breaking Caribbean study of men who have sex with men PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Men’s Internet Survey (CARIMIS) is the region’s largest study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men as well as the first such survey to be conducted online. While many respondents experienced homophobic abuse and negative self-perception.

Barbados to regulate e-cigarette use

Barbados

Barbados to regulate e-cigarette use BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The ministry of health in Barbados is currently reviewing draft legislation aimed at regulating e-cigarette use. The amendment to the health services legislation should be ready for consideration by next year. This disclosure was made by Health Minister John Boyce.

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Grammy Award winning musicians to perform at Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Dominican Republic

Grammy Award winning musicians to perform at Dominican Republic Jazz Festival SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Grammy Award winning musicians will perform at the 18th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival (November 6 - 9, 2014) on the north coast of the island, in the towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete. Latin jazz drummer Ignacio Berroa, originally from Cuba...

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Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: The CCJ issue

Opinion

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: The CCJ issue Undoubtedly the goal for reforming the constitution of Grenada is to clear the way for replacing the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). This is not the case only for Grenada but for all of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that do not have the CCJ...

Geneive

Commentary: The declaration of independence: Did it transcend time, people and place?

Opinion

Commentary: The declaration of independence: Did it transcend time, people and place? Every October 27, the big question surfaces – how far have we come? According to history, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) declared independence on October 27, 1979 – a 35-year journey that has brought us nowhere. The nation came into being from oppressive British dictatorship...

Carigate New

Letter: Lies and deception

Letters

Letter: Lies and deception Diversion has always been part of the New National Party (NNP) government’s political life, and there is a long tradition of bread and circuses. Whenever the NNP business of government gets difficult, the circus diversions -- quick, look over there -- serve a useful strategic purpose for them.

Island Journal

Letter: What chance of a coup in St Vincent and the Grenadines anytime soon?

Letters

Letter: What chance of a coup in St Vincent and the Grenadines anytime soon? Let’s get one thing straight, the Bailey bridges are a ULP election propaganda project. Why on earth would we need a ceremony to celebrate the start of installing three temporary bridges, why? Because that is what they are: temporary, bolt together structures, they are not meant to be permanent.

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