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BRADES, Montserrat — The European Union has disbursed EC$17.55 million (€5.72 million) to the government of Montserrat as the first fixed tranche under the multi sector sustainable economic development budget support programme. The assistance is inclusive of an emergency top-up payment of EC$1 million (€320,000) as additional support to help with the economic recovery of […]

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Saint Lucia has improved its passport power ranking in the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 145 countries, it has been reported. According to a news release from Orange Media Thursday, Saint Lucia now sits in 6th place regionally and 31st globally, moving up two spots. “This marks a new high for Saint […]

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By Ivet González HAVANA, Cuba (IPS) — Black plastic pipes, readily available on the mainly empty shelves of Cuba’s shops, distribute biogas to homes in the rural town of La Macuca, buried under the ground or running through the grass and stones in people’s yards. The strong blue flame in the kitchens of the eight […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has announced that the government of Panama has joined the Facility and has purchased parametric insurance cover for excess rainfall. Panama joined the Facility as a late entrant this policy year, which began on June 1, 2018. CCRIF’s membership now stands […]

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada achieved a historic milestone in 2018, welcoming more than half a million visitors to the destination’s shores. Spread across key niche markets, the combined cruise, yachting and stay over arrivals for 2018 was 528,077 representing a 12.90 percent increase over 2017. A strong performance was recorded in stay over arrivals […]

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By Anthony L Hall My family has been blessed beyond measure. That every one of my 15 siblings survived and thrived into adulthood is a testament to this. Even with Christy’s death, I feel more gratitude than grief. Because, having spent the last years of his life in such withering pain, dying must have come […]

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By Sir Ronald Sanders The president of Guyana, David Granger, and the opposition leader, Bharat Jagdeo, showed political maturity when they met on January 9 to try to resolve a constitutional crisis that could have led to civil strife and the destabilisation of Guyana. They should be applauded for the good sense they have showed […]

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