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Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, has warned that the policies of the Allen Chastanet administration will place this country in the hands of the International Fund (IMF). In an opening statement Wednesday to a news conference, Pierre vowed that his opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) would ‘relentlessly’ oppose the policies of the United Workers […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 6, CMC – The University of Guyana (UG) Wednesday confirmed that classes were cancelled and staff sent home on Tuesday after someone had called a police station indicating that a bomb had been planted on the campus. “The action was deemed necessary as a precaution, and out of safety concerns for the ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 6, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it wants to mark the passports of persons convicted of child sexual offences with the words “child sex offender’ as it expressed concern at the alarming rate of sexual offences against children in the country. But Independent legislator, Sohpia Chote, a ...

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NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb 6, CMC – Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield says the Haitian Embassy here has requested the bodies of the nationals from the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country who died after their vessel ran aground off Abaco, over the last weekend. Initial reports had indicated that 28 people had drowned, but the Royal ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 6, CMC – A senior Barbados government minister says entrepreneurship in the region must be bolstered through a renewed willingness to fully explore the potentialities of all available resources, inclusive of labour, technology, capital and intellectual capacity. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, said also that at-risk youth, especially ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 6, CMC – The Jamaica government says while the ban on single use plastics serves to mitigate some of the country’s waste management challenges, it is not a panacea. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, told the Senate that efforts would continue to strengthen ...

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CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA Feb 6–, the recently launched website featuring events and festivals scheduled throughout the Caribbean Wednesday announced their partnership with LIAT, the Caribbean airline and the region’s leading carrier serving 15 destinations. This partnership is timely as the calendar of Caribbean events and festivals have grown significantly and the Caribbean Tourism Organosation (CTO) […]

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The death has occurred of Ron Savory, the Guyanese artist long resident in Saint Lucia. According to family members he had been ailing for a while, though still up and about. He died on Monday morning. I last saw him, not that long ago, as we waved at each other going in and out of […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua — In a letter on Tuesday to David Parks, managing director, Caribbean East, of the Bank of Nova Scotia in Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne described Scotiabank’s agreement to sell its local banking operations to Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) without consultation with […]

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The Anguillan:–  An Acting High Court Judge has been sworn in to serve in the Anguilla Circuit of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, following the retirement and departure of Justice Cheryl Mathurin. The newcomer is Justice Shawn Innocent whose previous position was Magistrate in the British Virgin Islands. The oaths of appointment and allegiance were administered […]

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