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PARIS, France (AFP) — Latin America and the Caribbean is facing an obesity epidemic while paradoxically the number of people facing food insecurity in the region continues to rise, the OECD and FAO warned in a report on Monday. “In Latin America and the Caribbean … obesity currently affects around one quarter of the population, while about […]

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After a one-year hiatus, CFW was back on the fashion calendar, repackaged with a new twist: Africa, Nigeria. Pulse, which has dominated the Caribbean fashion industry and modelling, has a long tradition of reinventing itself. The company has just launched its global initiative, partnering with the best of African fashion. Africa, and Nigeria in particular, has been building a respected reputation in couture and has seen its designers featured […]

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) descended on Trinidad and Tobago last month for its 49th annual board meeting, giving Caribbean leaders a chance to talk tech. Digital transformation was high on the agenda for the conference, which welcomed experts in the field to give guidance on how Caribbean life can be transformed by following the examples of smart nations around the world.

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(NEWS SOURCE GUYANA) — Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo through his party’s executive member, Gail Teixeira, has put forward the names of eleven persons who were previously rejected by the President for consideration for the GECOM Chairman’s job. The eleven are retired Major General Joe Singh, retired Major General Normal McLean, retired Judges BS Roy and ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that a state of emergency has been declared in the police division of St Andrew South. Holness said he advised the Governor General on the recommendation given to him by the heads of the security forces. “In St Andrew South the main cause of death is ...

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(BARBADOS NATION) — The waves of Sargassum seaweed heading toward Barbados and its neighbours could be as devastating to national economies as a strong tropical storm or a Category 1 hurricane. That was the warning from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley as she explained the position she shared with her CARICOM colleagues at the 40th ...

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(BARBADOS NATION) — DAYS AFTER the Barbados Sea Turtle Project sent out a warning about the dangers of fire pits, 25 pounds of rusty nails were collected from a few square feet of one of the island’s most popular beaches yesterday. And deputy director of the Sea Turtle Project, Carla Daniel, is warning that the ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith says he is taking action against human trafficking and the exploitation of women and minors, paying particular attention to night clubs, bars, and brothels where these women are being used. In a statement yesterday, Griffith said there are a few police officers who continue to compromise these ...

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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Spec­u­la­tion by the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) and the Move­ment for So­cial Jus­tice (MSJ) that the Gov­ern­ment will post­pone Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions has been rub­bished by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley. “I keep hear­ing some of my col­leagues in the Par­lia­ment and else­where talk­ing about post­pon­ing and rig­ging the elec­tion. That is ...

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(AFP) — A cruise ship narrowly missed a yacht while being towed out of Venice late Sunday, just a month after a collision there renewed the controversy over the giant vessels. The 12-deck Costa Deliziosa, which is nearly 300 metres (1,000 feet) long and carries more than 3,800 passengers and crew, was being towed out ...

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