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(CMC) – The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) says it will implement several activities in 2019 to support the Jamaica government’s blue economy initiatives. The blue economy is an emerging concept which relates to protecting, conserving and using sustainable marine resources. “The development of a sustainable blue economy requires evidence-based science to inform policy and decision-makers ...

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The Taiwanese authorities are searching for 152 Vietnamese people who arrived on tourist visas last week and have since gone missing, the BBC has reported. The BBC quoted Taiwanese officials as saying that the tourists arrived in the southern city of Kaohsiung on 21 and 23 December, but all but one appear to have absconded. […]

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CONTRARY to media reports, Barbados Gays and Lesbians Against Discrimination (B-GLAD) said it has no issue with Buju Banton performing in that Caribbean island, according to the Jamaica Observer. “No one is denouncing Buju. I, like many other Caribbean activists and people have moved on and are looking forward to seeing Buju in concert here […]

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(SNO) — Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Stephenson King, has promised to deliver a new Millennium Highway and West Coast Road in 2019. King said in a Dec. 10 Facebook post that a significant amount of Saint Lucia’s aging infrastructure will be upgraded in the new year, particularly the Millennium Highway which will be “reconstructed in ...

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Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, has reiterated calls for a more inclusive and tolerant society. In his Christmas message this year, he recalled that last year he had called on the government for greater engagement of the gifts and talents of all Saint Lucians for the common good. But the leader of the Saint Lucia […]

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(SNO) — FlightNetWork, one of the world’s largest online travel publications, selected and ranked 400 of the world’s top beaches with the help of 1,000 of the industry’s leading travel professionals. Saint Lucia has one beach featured in the ‘Top 50 Central American & Caribbean Beaches’ category: Jalousie Bay in Soufriere. Jalousie is ranked 41st. ...

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(BBC) — Scientists in Cambridge have built a virtual reality (VR) 3D model of cancer, providing a new way to look at the disease. The tumour sample, taken from a patient, can be studied in detail and from all angles, with each individual cell mapped. Researchers say it will increase our understanding of cancer and ...

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(NEWS DAY) — A woman is full of praise for two policemen who she believes saved her life by promptly responding to her predicament on the Uriah Butler Highway on Thursday, when she lost consciousness while driving. But Amanda Samaroo, 28, and the policemen were about 30 miles apart – she on the southbound lane ...

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(CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW) — The government in Guyana suffered an unexpected defeat in parliament on Friday on a motion of no confidence, following the surprise defection of a member of the ruling coalition, which now automatically triggers a new general election. However, that may not be biggest problem the country faces following the recent deployment ...

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(NEWS ROOM) — Following Friday’s historic passage of the no-confidence motion against the coalition government, President David Granger has since established a sub-committee to “advise on the matter.” The head of State on Monday convened special meetings of the Cabinet and the National Security Committee (NSC) where they “examined all of the legal and constitutional ...

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