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By Adrian Loveridge Discounting has always been a sensitive subject in the tourism industry and I seriously doubt that will change in the foreseeable future. As a British-based tour operator for 12 years our company never discounted a single holiday, except as an incentive to encourage early booking and, even more important, early payment. We […]

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Dear Sir: There are only three sentences on the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) in the government’s 2018/2019 national budget. These three sentences constitute one paragraph in a budget statement that is 48 pages long. The brevity of the budget statement on UTT is suspect. It is a whisper from the standard roar that […]

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Dear Sir: Jamaica’s Vision 2030 National Development Plan was created in 2008 with the adaptation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015; however, there has not been any deliberative discussions or review by central or local governments until now. The scope of the auditor’s general report titled “Jamaica’s Preparedness for Implementation of […]

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Sky News:-  Brett Kavanaugh, who faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, has been sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court after the closest Senate vote in more than 100 years. He was voted in by 50 votes to 48, handing Donald Trump a huge victory ahead of the midterms in November. At a rally […]

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Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has warned that the Caribbean will see more frequent and ferocious storms in the future. He was addressing the 43rd annual general meeting of the Saint Lucia Insurance Council here last week. Skerrit told the insurers that the effects of climate change will be here for a very long time. […]

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Demerara Waves:–  A Guyanese captain and crew were earlier this week ordered to jump overboard  and robbed of their fishing boat and items by pirates suspected to be Venezuelans. Guyana Police Force sources said the incident occurred on Thursday, October 6, 2018 at about 3 PM in the vicinity of Crabdog, Waini River, on the Guyana […]

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Trinidad Express:-  Three Colombian women who were “pimping out” girls in Trinidad and Tobago have been captured, Colombia’s state prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Wednesday. The girls were between the ages of 15 and 19 and were offered jobs in T&T, only to be forced into sexual slavery on arrival, Colombian law enforcement said. […]

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Miami Herald:-  At least seven deaths have been confirmed following an earthquake in northwest Haiti. A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the island late Saturday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At least five of the deaths were registered in the the Port-de-Paix area, Jerry Chandler, the head of the country’s Civil Protection disaster response unit, […]

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