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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The government of Jamaica says that US$100 million in loan funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will strengthen health policies that target non-communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors and treatment. These policies include providing higher quality care and improving access to public health networks, with an emphasis on chronic disease management. Jamaica’s […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — A former registered financial advisor previously employed by UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico (UBS-PR) pleaded guilty on Friday for his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and misuse non-purpose credit lines for purchasing securities, resulting in over $1 million in improperly generated commissions. José G. Ramirez-Arone Jr., 60, currently […]

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By David Jessop It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the United Kingdom, a once clear minded and largely unified nation, is engaged in a process of self-harm over the issue of Brexit. So great have the irreconcilable political divisions become that potentially under threat is the Union that brings Scotland and Northern Ireland […]

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By Jean H Charles I am fascinated by what is happening today in the world. At last there is a real fight between two doctrines that may unshackle the status quo and liberate countless nations from misery, internal strife and people dislocation or we can go back to the status quo ante with hypocritical values […]

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(SNO) — Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said he does not believe someone should be prosecuted for possession of small quantities of marijuana. Speaking at a national consultation on the controversial subject in Dominica on Friday he said that despite different views, he is satisfied that some consensus can be found almost immediately ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — Children of Helen Alliance Inc., a registered nonprofit entity founded by St. Lucians based in West Palm Beach Florida, continues to give back, and help to better the lives of St. Lucians, in particular the socio-economically deprived. The organization embarked on its annual Back to School backpack and school supplies distribution for ...

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(SNO) — Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe was honoured with an OBE at Buckingham Palace on Friday, receiving the award from Prince Charles for his charity work helping kids in Saint Lucia. This was to recognise services by his Jermain Defoe Foundation, which supports homeless, vulnerable and abused children in his family’s home country of Saint ...

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Fox News:-  Not everyone believes Elvis is the king. President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans on Friday, including the late rock star Elvis Presley, though even that gesture is coming under fire from liberals. Trump is honoring Presley, baseball legend Babe Ruth, former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, philanthropist Miriam Adelson, […]

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CNBC:-  A federal judge on Friday granted CNN’s request for a court order that would temporarily reinstate network correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House press pass, which had been suspended indefinitely in the wake of a fiery exchange between the reporter and President Donald Trump a week earlier. The ruling from Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, […]

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Health services response to persons affected by emergencies and traumatic events in Saint Lucia is expected to be enhanced as a result of recent psychological first aid training for emergency responders and health workers, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has said.  According to the Ministry’s Communications Unit, the psychological first aid training provided health […]

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