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GENEVA, Switzerland — The situation for ordinary Venezuelans is increasingly critical but the United Nations remains committed to providing humanitarian support, based on “need, and need alone”, said a senior aid official on Friday. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, the UN’s aid coordinating branch, OCHA, underlined that it was observing developments at Venezuela’s border with […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is ramping up its research activity to help regional governments better tackle challenges related to environmental sustainability, economic and fiscal resilience, and implementation. CDB’s director of economics, Dr Justin Ram, announced this at the Bank’s annual news conference, held in Barbados. “Taking it a step further, this […]

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DENVER, USA — The first Caribbean-controlled hemp and cannabis producer CBDXR launched on the Over the Counter (OTC) market on December 28, 2018, in a history making venture with American Hemp Ventures Inc. (AMHV), whose mission is to become the preeminent integrated “seed-to-sale” hemp company that starts on the farm and delivers to the table […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — US Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) have introduced legislation to reauthorize the US Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) until 2030. Since 2000, CBTPA has allowed for the duty- and quota-free import of goods made with US yarns, fabrics and threads from Caribbean countries. “Extending the US Caribbean Basin […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) disbursed a record US$280 million in project funding to its borrowing member countries (BMCs) in 2018, a 20 percent increase compared with 2017. The bank disbursed US$233 million in 2017 and US$206 million in 2016. Speaking at CDB’s annual news conference, the bank’s director of projects, Daniel […]

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BBC:-  Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has denounced as “inappropriate” his sister’s unprecedented bid to run for prime minister in March’s election. In a palace statement, he said such an act would “defy the nation’s culture”. Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, 67, has been nominated as a candidate for a party allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. Such a […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and Defence IQ will jointly host the Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit 2019 (CABSEC 19) and the South American Security Summit 2019 (SAMSEC19) next month. The conference will be held from March 26 to 28 under the theme: Promoting Regional Cooperation and Countering […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has dismissed an appeal in the matter of Gloria Shillingford v. Angel Andrew. Andrew had given Shillingford, his sister, power of attorney to sell property belonging to him. However, Andrew claimed that Shillingford then made unauthorised payments to herself, her daughter and their cousin […]

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Saint Lucia police have expressed gratitude to members of the public, after laying charges against a suspect in the recent Vieux Fort murder. “The Royal St. Lucia Police Force wishes to thank the members of public who were instrumental in bringing a resolution to this matter,” a press release from the police Friday said. The […]

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Press Release:–  Radio Caribbean 1982 Limited announces the company’s initiative as part of an effort to align the existing brand with a new corporate identity. The move serves to redirect the brand’s focus to become more in tune with current media trends, as well as with the satisfaction of its clients and listeners. In identifying […]

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