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Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque has warned the region against trading cannabis through member states. He made the comments at a press briefing on Tuesday, ahead of the 40th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government. LaRocque disclosed that many pertinent issues were down for discussion, including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), blacklisting, crime and security, and climate change.

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The opposition party’s latest invention, that the government cares only for friends, family and foreigners, has become as commonplace among members as was “toujou sou” several years ago, a disparaging reference to the then UWP leader Vaughn Lewis. Here is opposition leader Philip J. Pierre on April 4 referring to a “to whom it may concern” letter retrieved from the internet: “The concerted efforts by this government to feed its friends, family and foreigners at the expense of the taxpayers of this country must be confronted by an equally determined citizenry to bring it to a halt.” Presumably the government’s FFFs do not pay taxes!

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Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre told a town hall meeting of his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) that health care will be the number one priority when the party is returned to power. “When the people of Saint Lucia return labour to government we will ensure that the St Jude hospital is fully functional and […]

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Suriname is nestled in a neighbourhood of states with deeply contrasting fortunes. Here at STAR Businessweek we’ve previously touched on the economic trials and triumphs of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana, which all border this nation of 573,000. Just as each of the aforementioned countries is presently — for better or worse — writing landmark chapters in its national story, so too is Suriname arriving at an important crossroads. So let’s look at its present performance and future prospects.

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Press Release:- Saint Lucia continues to recognize growth in tourism arrivals in 2019. For the five-month period, January to May, the island recorded 185,568 stay-over arrivals; 6.1% more than the same period last year, which makes this the largest number of stay-over arrivals ever recorded in the island’s history. In the first quarter of the year, […]

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Jamaica Observer:- West Indies wicketkeeper batsman Shai Hope says the coaching change just prior to the start of the 2019 ICC World Cup is no excuse for the team’s disheartening show at the tournament. West Indies went to the cricket showpiece with high hopes but failed to make the semi-finals, mustering only five points from nine […]

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Trinidad Guardian:-  Cari­com is propos­ing at­tach­ing a fee to the air­line and cruise ship tick­ets of tourists to help fund re­gion­al se­cu­ri­ty in­sti­tu­tions. This was re­vealed by Dr Kei­th Row­ley in a press con­fer­ence at the VIP lounge at the Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port yes­ter­day. The Prime Min­is­ter had just re­turned from the 40th reg­u­lar meet­ing of […]

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