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By Ivet González SAN ANTONIO DEL SUR, Cuba (IPS) — At a brisk pace, Marciano Calamato and Mireya Noa walk along the dry, yellow soil of their farm, where they even manage to grow onions in Cuba’s unique semi-arid eastern region. The region, which has a particularly sensitive ecosystem due to the large number of […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Coconuts are a longtime staple of Caribbean cuisine, and practically an emblem of the region’s climate and culture. But a new international initiative is shifting coconut’s image to an icon for business process innovation, wealth generation and sustainable livelihoods. In the last four years, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Chairman of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC) and president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, has announced that Justice Andrew Burgess, currently a justice of appeal in Barbados’ Court of Appeal, will become a judge of the CCJ in 2019. Saunders warmly welcomed […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (ACN) — Cynthia Forde, minister of people’s empowerment and elderly affairs of Barbados, has evaluated with the Cuban ambassador to Barbados, Francisco Fernández, the possibility of implementing an assistance project with Cuban experts to confront Alzheimer’s disease, for which the office of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for the Eastern Caribbean already […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Canadian-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project sponsored an advanced community mediation workshop at the University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus, Jamaica, on November 15-17, 2018, under its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) component. The twenty-four participants comprised persons who had been trained by IMPACT Justice […]

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ROSEAU, Dominica — Thousands of listeners have tuned in weekly to follow the Dominican TDN radio station drama, Redemption Road. The original production debuted in October 2018 as part of online TDN Radio’s mandate to bring back the art of radio storytelling and, according to station management, has attracted a steadily growing audience. Redemption Road […]

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — In another first for Barbuda, Antigua’s sister island has welcomed back luxury cruise line Windstar, the first cruise line to return to the island following Hurricane Irma. Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials celebrated the anchoring of Windstar’s Wind Surf, which comes less than one month after the re-opening of the luxurious […]

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Antigua Observer:-  The Bank of Nova Scotia has been stopped from proceeding with any sale of its operations in Antigua and Barbuda until an application is made to the Government and approval given. Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, also wants assurances that local banks will be given priority to purchase Scotiabank’s operations in Antigua, […]

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By Christopher Famous Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend in relation to the midterm elections that were going on in the United States. They asked me my predictions. My reply was as follows: “Political consultants will continue to make big money from both winning and losing campaigns.” I then asked them their […]

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Antigua Observer:–  An air ambulance that was set to do a medical evacuation of Michael Browne,  minister of education, developed a problem at the airport this afternoon, thus it was unable to fly him out of the country for care. The minister was transported to the V.C. Bird International Airport in an ambulance around 2:15 p.m. […]

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