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By Caribbean News Now contributor ROSEAU, Dominica – Thirty-eight families from the Petite Savanne community in Dominica on Friday received the keys to brand new homes in the Bellevue Chopin housing development compliments of the government and financed by the island’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme. Over 800 residents were evacuated from Petite Savanne after […]

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Copa Airlines, which commenced twice weekly service to Guyana in 2015, and expanded that to four flights a week a year ago, on Thursday announced an additional flight to Guyana on Fridays, bringing the total number of flights to five per week. Also on Thursday, […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sub-regional headquarters for the Caribbean has taken steps recently to advance its debt for climate adaptation swap initiative. A mission led by deputy director, Dr Dillon Alleyne, met with senior government officials and policy makers in Antigua and Barbuda and […]

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VIEUX FORT, St Lucia — With the launch of the Government Island-wide Network (GiNet) with assistance from Taiwan on December 5, 2018, over 16,000 people in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia, can now enjoy instant Wi-Fi service. It raises the internet penetration rate of the largest community in the south of Saint Lucia from 30 percent […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — US Customs and Border Protection Officers last Monday seized 212 pounds (96 kilos) of cocaine found inside an inbound container from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $2.4 million. CBP officers inspected several containers using non-intrusive inspection at the Pan-American Dock West, arriving from the […]

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By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, USA — “The Diaspora is uniquely poised to play a dual role of supporting education while helping the growth of our tourism” was the message education minister Senator Ruel Reid pitched in New York to members of the Diaspora, calling for their support to use their vast influence to encourage universities […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — At the request of the government of Barbados, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Bert van Selm visited Bridgetown from December 4-7, to discuss implementation of Barbados’ Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) plan, supported by the IMF under the extended fund facility (EFF). At the end of the visit, van […]

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ALEXANDRIA, USA — A federal jury in the Eastern District of Virginia convicted a Honduran man last Monday of leading a drug trafficking organization that helped smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine into the United States over the last decade. Arnulfo Fagot-Maximo, 57, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine knowing that the cocaine was […]

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By Adrian Loveridge With the recently announced major changes taking place across the region, is it time for our banks radically to change the way they currently run their businesses? What prompted these thoughts was looking at new innovative players in the market, noticeably in the United Kingdom and particularly with Starling Bank. Absolutely no […]

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