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Saint Lucia javelin thrower Albert Reynolds has won a bronze medal at the Pan American games in Lima, Peru. He came in behind Grenada’s Anderson Peters who broke the Pan-American Games record in the javelin throw on Saturday, throwing 87.31m  and Trinidad and Tobago’s Keshorn Walcott, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist, defending champion and world […]

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The 2019 Digicel scholarship programme is a milestone edition for nine students, their parents and the telecommunications provider. Four years ago, instead of sticking to the previous method of filtering a new set of students annually, the company decided to commit to the education of twenty-two students for five academic years. This year Digicel celebrated with the remaining nine students that maintained their end of the contract as they prepare to enter the final year of this commitment—fifth form and CXC year.

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Following the publication of Virgin Atlantic’s termination of flights notice, Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee addressed the nation on Friday July 26. He disclosed that the British airline had demanded a EC$20 million subsidy. On Monday the prime minister said, “Virgin Atlantic has made a significant contribution to the development of this country, and for that I am extremely grateful.

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Press Release:- The OECS Commission extends deepest condolences to the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the passing of former parliamentarian, Sir Vincent Ian Beache. Sir Vincent served as a Minister and Member of Parliament for many years and contributed significantly to the development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. His […]

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St. Lucia is being used in a pilot programme that seeks to create a sustainable economic model for the management and recycling of plastic waste in the Caribbean. The two-year pilot project, implemented by UNITE Caribbean, will focus on testing approaches and systems for setting up a plastic waste collection and recycling scheme through export […]

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Will Kenny Anthony unleash his whirlwind or will the central figure in the Grynberg fiasco finally cooperate with the government’s efforts to amicably resolve the Colorado oilman’s US$500 million breach of contract lawsuit? A recent article in this paper, entitled Watergate to Grynberg: A Leap Not Too Far!, observed: “Thanks to contractual amendments to the […]

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When it comes to tracking trade the numbers can be dizzying. Volume of exports, number of suppliers, net profits, logistics costs — the sector generates an enormous amount of vital, but long-winded, paperwork. Thankfully for those in the business, there are a number of technological tools available to help shift through the data, and policymakers in the Caribbean are now making use of these cutting-edge IT platforms to transform trade.

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Barbados Today:– Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes is not predicting any harm to the economy should Barbados give up its majority shareholding in regional airline LIAT. But as the Government offers its shares in the cash-strapped carrier to fellow shareholder, Antigua and Barbuda, Haynes appeared keen to see a sound footing for the airline which brings […]

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There once lived in the town of Vieux Fort a man named Louis Boriel. Vieux Fortians and persons elsewhere knew him as a self-made man who owned land, animals and other property. Stories abound how he came to his riches. He was the grandchild of East Indian indentured labourers who had been enticed to the Caribbean from their homes when former slaves from Africa refused to work the same lands, after emancipation. I knew Louis through my mother’s father, Gaston Alphonse, who was a master carpenter in the town and who had built many large, beautiful homes, some for the Boriel family. I kept in touch with Louis after my grandfather passed on, even after I had moved to Castries.


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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta wants the seven member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to support his country’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2021-22. CMC News quoted the Kenyan leader as saying that Kenya’s candidature is informed by the critical role the UN Security Council plays […]

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