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(SNO) — Chairman of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) Timothy Mangal has said the organization is exploring ways to provide low-cost housing for Saint Lucians. He said this is being done in collaboration with private investors. “It is very difficult in this country, unless you’ve been subsidized to what we deemed to be low cost ...

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas — In a developing story first reported by Tribune Media, a US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation has implicated the director of immigration in The Bahamas, William Pratt, and his immediate predecessor, Clarence Russell, in accepting bribes to provide Bahamian work permits […]

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CASTRIES, St Lucia (SNO) — Local attorney Natalie Dabreo has called on the government of Saint Lucia to put its judicial house in order first before even thinking of switching to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final appellate court. Presently, the London-based Privy Council is Saint Lucia’s final appeals court but […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade officials on Wednesday began preparations for the 47th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, November 15-16. The two-day preparatory meeting is being held at the CARICOM Secretariat. High on the agenda is the CARICOM Single Market and […]

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By Chad Bryan KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica’s minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith, says the technical work for the rollover of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) into a new CARIFORUM-United Kingdom trade arrangement post-Brexit is close to being finalised. “The European Union (EU), I assure you, remains an important trade […]

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MIAMI, USA — The Caribbean could transform its energy sector and diversify economic activity by exploring marine renewable energy development, says Monica La Bennett, vice-president (operations) at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). She was speaking to over 80 stakeholders and leaders at the Blue Economy Caribbean event held in Miami on November 6 and sponsored […]

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has been a pioneer in the field of disaster assessment and in the development and dissemination of the damage and loss assessment (DaLA) methodology. Following several devastating hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters over the last few years in Latin America and […]

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LONDON, England — Jessamine Eden Apiary in Grenada has again won the highly regarded Medal of Ukraine Gold Award at the 87th UK National Honey Show held in Surrey, England, the last weekend in October. There were 21 entries from 13 countries, including New Zealand, USA, Kuwait, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago competing in the International […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Eight merit list honours from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) have gone to a small private secondary school in Trinidad with a total population of just 300 students. Six students of NorthGate College were named on the CXC 2018 merit list, for their performance at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination […]

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