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(SNO) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanent has said the construction of a new wing at St. Jude Hospital is the best option the government has to address the health services issues in the southern part of the island. Addressing the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce last week, he said that option is the cheapest and fastest ...

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas – Hundreds of residents gathered on Wednesday for a march through downtown Nassau that ended with a public protest in Parliament Square, primarily over a rise in electricity prices in The Bahamas, along with a few other matters of public concern in relation to […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor ST THOMAS, USVI — Democrat Albert Bryan has emerged victorious over incumbent US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp in a runoff election on Tuesday to become the ninth elected governor of the USVI Bryan ended the night with 11,796 votes to Mapp’s 9,766, according to the Election System of the […]

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The king of the Ashanti nation of Ghana, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, will visit Suriname from November 22-26 to mark the country’s 43rd independence anniversary. Many Surinamese trace their origin back to Ghana and Benin, and the Akkan language is still spoken today by some […]

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By Sharon Austin BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Prime Minister Mia Mottley has welcomed Barbados’ recent upgrade from the international rating agency Standard & Poor’s, saying it is “great news”. Mottley said the announcement was an indication that this country’s economic situation was improving with the introduction of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme. However, […]

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BRUSSELS, Belgium (ACN) — Representatives of Cuba and the European Union (EU) spoke last Monday about unilateral coercive measures, in the first round of the dialogue on this subject, held in Brussels, the Belgian capital. According to a diplomatic note, an exchange of views took place in a respectful and constructive atmosphere between the two […]

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By LK Hewlett CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (WINN) — The Nevis Island Administration says the geothermal project on the island remains stalled as they continue to try to find means to fund the production of the renewable energy. Premier Mark Brantley, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, said some $50 to $60 million would need to […]

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By Sharon Austin BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has called on those involved in regional institutions to embrace the use of technology to facilitate business. According to her, utilizing technology would save time and operating expenses as well as improve operational efficiency. Mottley made the comments last Thursday during a visit […]

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MIAMI, USA — A Venezuelan billionaire who owns Globovision news network was charged in an indictment unsealed on Tuesday for his role in a billion-dollar currency exchange and money laundering scheme. A former Venezuelan national treasurer and a former owner of Banco Peravia bank in the Dominican Republic each pleaded guilty in proceedings also unsealed […]

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By Sharon Austin BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados and Suriname have signed an economic technical cooperation agreement, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced on Monday shortly after signing a US$100 million loan with the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) president, Luis Alberto Moreno, to finance the macroeconomic emergency programme to protect economic and social progress. Mottley said […]

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