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WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank has approved an additional financing of US$100 million to help the government improve the quality of education and learning in the Dominican Republic. “This additional support from the World Bank will boost the most profound education reform led by President Danilo Medina and contribute to help produce better educational […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the region’s cultural and creative industries. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 […]

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A Texas judge showed little sympathy during sentencing for a mom whose two daughters, ages 1 and 2, died after being left in an increasingly hot car overnight. “Those precious little girls would still be here today if this had not happened,” said Judge Keith Williams,  according to Hill Country Breaking News. “People in our […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination. “The Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that […]

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The leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has welcomed a new anti-crime initiative announced recently by the police. The police, admitting against a backdrop of a spike in gun violence that previous initiatives were not yielding desired results, said that a new strategy would be more targetted and ‘head on.’ Recently, Police […]

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By Adrian Loveridge As we enter the critical peak winter season, the importance of revenue management becomes even more pivotal to our economic recovery. Many financial ‘experts’ have been recently quoted as stressing that ensuring added-value in our tourism offerings is vital to our survival, but I am not sure that this is universally understood, […]

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By Wellington C. Ramos Since the United Democratic Party (UDP) government of Belize and the People’s United Party (PUP) both agreed to take the Guatemalan claim over Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Belizean people at home and abroad have become more insecure. Historically, in all the elections that were held in […]

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By David Jessop At the conclusion of the recent special summit in Trinidad, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government issued the ‘St Ann’s Declaration’. It set out in the dusty language of officialese the measures being taken to breathe life into the stalled CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). However, far more interesting and accessible […]

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By Jean H Charles As the year 2018 is coming to a close, we are watching in the world today what could be labeled the manifestations of a global revolt against fake democracy. As in two centuries earlier in 1789 and in 1803, two sister countries linked by a colonial past are leading the way, […]

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(CMC) – Captain Carlos Brathwaite said Sunday in-form Shai Hope will play in Monday’s opening Twenty20 International, even if he has to be “stretchered” on and off the field, underscoring the importance West Indies have placed on winning the three-match series and salvaging something from an otherwise wretched tour. The 25-year-old Hope was struck on ...

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