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Caribbean leaders warn of region's economic collapse

Caribbean leaders warn of region's economic collapse

NEW YORK, USA -- Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that, along with climate change and lingering indebtedness, Caribbean islands face another existential threat from the withdrawal...

Karl brushes Bermuda; Matthew likely to form en route towards Caribbean

Weather

Karl brushes Bermuda; Matthew likely to form en route towards Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Karl passed southeast of Bermuda early Saturday, lashing the island with high winds and squalls before turning towards the north Atlantic. Meanwhile, a new low pressure area has a high (90 percent) chance of becoming tropical cyclone Matthew over the...

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Suriname not withdrawing from IMF loan agreement, says president

Suriname

Suriname not withdrawing from IMF loan agreement, says president PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Suriname government has refuted claims made in an article published by the Associated Press (AP) that the country may move to withdraw from a multi-million dollar loan agreement signed earlier this year with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Haiti waiting for full implementation of UN pledges on cholera outbreak

Haiti

Haiti waiting for full implementation of UN pledges on cholera outbreak NEW YORK, USA -- Warning of a “significant humanitarian deterioration” following fresh outbreaks of cholera in his country, Haitian President Jocelerme Privert took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday to call for swift implementation of Secretary-General...

Unions join call for Bahamas attorney general to resign

Bahamas

Unions join call for Bahamas attorney general to resign NASSAU, Bahamas -- The leaders of The Bahamas two largest umbrella unions are demanding that Prime Minister Perry Christie remove Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson from her post, as they believe they can no longer negotiate with her in “good faith” after she put a stop to the...

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Panama welcomes US decision to deport Haitians

Panama

Panama welcomes US decision to deport Haitians PANAMA CITY, Panama -- On Friday, the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, expressed confidence that the flow of Haitian migrants in Central America will decline following the decision of the United States to reactivate the deportation of undocumented Haitians.  Varela noted that...

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CARICOM not a failure, says former Jamaica prime minister

Jamaica

CARICOM not a failure, says former Jamaica prime minister KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Chairman of Jamaica’s Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission and former prime minister, Bruce Golding, says CARICOM is not a failure, having achieved successes in several areas. “I think we have done very well in terms of functional...

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Curacao political candidates invited to participate in pre-election debate

Curacao

Curacao political candidates invited to participate in pre-election debate WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- General elections are due to take place in Curacao on Friday and Caribbean News Now has invited the leaders of all 13 qualified political parties to participate in a public debate on Tuesday, a first of its kind in the Dutch Caribbean. Candidates have been asked to...

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Barbados to defend position before EU

Barbados

Barbados to defend position before EU BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados international business minister, Donville Inniss, will not be “pulling any punches” at this week’s Peer Review Group of the Global Forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. At that meeting, Inniss...

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European Union to consider approval of accord with Cuba

Cuba

European Union to consider approval of accord with Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The European Union on Thursday proposed that its member states to consider approval of a political and cooperation accord with Cuba aimed at normalizing relations with the Caribbean nation. In presenting the document, the high representative of the European...

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Barbados long-term sovereign credit ratings lowered on high fiscal deficits; outlook negative

Barbados

Barbados long-term sovereign credit ratings lowered on high fiscal deficits; outlook negative NEW YORK, USA -- On Friday, S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings on Barbados to 'B-' from 'B'. The outlook is negative. The short-term ratings were affirmed at 'B’. S&P also downgraded its transfer and convertibility assessment for Barbados...

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USVI clergy organize to combat gun violence

US Virgin Islands

USVI clergy organize to combat gun violence ST CROIX, USVI -- More than 50 members of the US Virgin Islands clergy met last week to create an organized coalition to combat gun violence in the territory. The effort is being led by the Office of the Governor and its faith based programs coordinator Pastor Samuel Carrion.

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Cuba helps US and EU win stronger shark finning ban for northwest Atlantic

Cuba

Cuba helps US and EU win stronger shark finning ban for northwest Atlantic VARADERO, Cuba -- In a rare vote, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) has adopted a proposal for a stronger shark finning ban by an overwhelming margin, despite objections from Japan. The European Union and the United States have proposed for several years...

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Marketing Strategies Today: How to ensure your LinkedIn strategy is working with small business

Business

Marketing Strategies Today: How to ensure your LinkedIn strategy is working with small business Are you trying to make sure that you are able to reach specific LinkedIn users? Maybe you are looking for small or medium sized businesses? If you are using LinkedIn Ads, this is the article for you that will show you how you can target more small and medium businesses here.

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Commentary: Tourism Matters: Making it easier to buy locally

Opinion

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Making it easier to buy locally By the time this publication hits the streets we will be half way through this year’s Tourism Week and I, among several persons have been privileged to join the StarCom Road Runner on Monday morning 26th September. Not only is it a great opportunity to spread awareness of the...

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Commentary: The Guatemala president does not know history when it comes to Belize

Opinion

Commentary: The Guatemala president does not know history when it comes to Belize The president of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, had the nerve to come before the United Nations and tell the UN representatives of the world that we Belizeans do not want to make peace with them. However, the nations of the world will not believe him because of Spain and Guatemala’s...

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Commentary: Major earthquake predicted to hit US financial markets on Tuesday

Opinion

Commentary: Major earthquake predicted to hit US financial markets on Tuesday Commentators are predicting that over 100 million people will tune in for Monday night’s US presidential debate. For pure entertainment value that will be hard to beat. Americans, however, will wake up Tuesday morning and hear news that is likely to have a more material effect on how...

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Letter: Response to Guatemalan president's UN speech

Letters

Letter: Response to Guatemalan president's UN speech Despite the findings of the independent forensic investigation, which exonerated the Belize Defence Force in the killing of a Guatemalan minor who was illegally in Belizean territory, during the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales proceeded...

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Letter: Restructuring Trinidad and Tobago

Letters

Letter: Restructuring Trinidad and Tobago The solutions are apparent. Change the water distribution from booster pumps to gravity, open the valves and everywhere that has pipes will have an uninterrupted water supply. Restructure WASA management from a centralized control centre in St Joseph to satellite offices in every community.

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