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The practicality of Caribbean unity was weighed heavily on the mind of Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. He says that the Caribbean unity must be made to work for Caribbean people in a way that impacts their lives positively.
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The top brass of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force has sent is strongest signal to date to residents and the criminal elements. The police commissioner Severin Moncherry and his top team say they will place relentless pressure to curb the recent crime upsurge. Moncherry on Monday characterized the recent rise in criminal activity, as a declaration …
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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas — Multiple sexual assault allegations reported in US media are rocking Sandals Resorts International (SRI) – facetiously being re-branded by some observers as “Scandals” Resorts. The new allegations come on the heels of Sandals’ mishandling and attempted cover-up of the norovirus outbreak at its […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia — A sitting of parliament in Saint Lucia is scheduled for Tuesday, in what is commonly regarded as the final session for 2018; however, the anticipated motion of no confidence in the prime minister and minister of finance, Allen Chastanet, filed by leader […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — Haiti’s Big North region will benefit from a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) project that will provide a drinking water supply system and boost sanitation and hygiene conditions. The IDB will deliver a $125 million grant for the water, sanitation and hygiene project in urban, periurban and rural areas in the country’s […]

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Modifications to laws governing self-employment came into effect last Friday in Cuba, as part of the policy to improve the legal framework under which 13 percent of the Cuban workforce operates as self employed. Such workers or who wish to begin can go to the processing offices to start the process […]

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By Sheena Forde BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The coconut industry in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean should soon be receiving a further boost because the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) will be financing a second coconut project in the region. Word of this came from programme manager, Delegation of the European Union to […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Uma Ramakrishnan visited Kingston from December 3 to 7, 2018, to take stock of progress on Jamaica’s economic reform program supported by the IMF’s precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). At the end of the visit, Ramakrishnan issued the following statement: “Positive developments continue to […]

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By Cathy Buffonge Caribbean News Now contributor BRADES, Montserrat — Now in its tenth year, Montserrat’s Literary Festival, the Alliouagana Festival of the Word, was held during November, with the theme Understanding Legacies, Celebrating Achievements, Embracing Tomorrow. The Festival is organized every year by head of the local Open Campus of the University of the […]

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Guyana Jaguars were poised to open their Regional first-class campaign with a win after a strong batting performance gave them the upper hand against Windward Islands Volcanoes on the penultimate day of their first-round match here Saturday. Resuming on 115 for three at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Jaguars …
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