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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The speaker of the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, Michael Perkins, has been accused of colluding with the government on Monday, in blocking a full debate of a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris. After leader of the opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, spoke for two hours […]

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CARACAS, Venezuela — When Reuters revealed in November 2018 that the Venezuelan government had contracted with the Chinese company ZTE to develop a national biometric identification system, public reactions were mixed. The report stirred outrage both in Venezuela and internationally. But for those who have closely followed the Venezuelan government as it has tightened its […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$36.6 million and a grant of £25 million to the government of Belize, to upgrade the Coastal Highway. The funds will be used to improve climate resilience along the road, and increase connectivity between the southern and […]

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NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas has implemented the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop publication vehicle for essential macroeconomic data on national accounts, government operations and debt, monetary and […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — The Cayman Islands welcomed a total of 410,984 stayover visitors in the first 11 months of 2018. This represents an 11.26 percent increase over the first 11 months of 2017 and is the highest number of stayover visitors in recorded history. Total arrivals for the year 2017 were 418,403. “The […]

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MIAMI, USA — Global travel platform Expedia Group has shared the company’s latest insight for the Caribbean based on data pertaining to star rated properties in the region. The findings, which analyzed data from resorts and hotels located throughout the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and The Bahamas, reveal that demand for five and four-star classified properties […]

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Twenty-five stranded passengers had to be rescued Thursday night when the ferry in which they were travelling ran aground off Saint Lucia, law enforcement officials have confirmed. A senior law enforcement official identified the vessel as the Bleu & Or. According to one report, the vessel was on a one day trip to Saint Lucia […]

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By Anthony L Hall It’s a curious thing that so many black Americans – who insist on calling themselves African Americans – know so little about their American heritage, and even less about their African ancestry. But this is probably because “black pride” is about as ethereal and subjective as religious faith. Martin Luther King […]

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By Sir Ronald Sanders The English-speaking Caribbean has just emerged from a season manifesting the spirit, intrinsic to Christmas, of ‘peace on earth and goodwill to all’. Not even the no-confidence vote that was carried against the APNU-AFC coalition government in Guyana on Friday, December 21, disrupted the festive celebrations of the period. Bitterness, felt […]

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