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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com MIAMI, USA — Former Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice, Christian Zerpa, has fled to the United States to protest President Nicolas Maduro’s regime. Zerpa, once a staunch supporter of Maduro, fled to Miami, Florida, where in an interview he told EVTV: “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com WASHINGTON, USA — In a post published last week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on its website, the IMF’s general counsel, Rhoda Weeks-Brown, claimed that a global bank that had left the Caribbean due to correspondent banking concerns had recently decided to come back and […]

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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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