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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia — Local attorney Martinus Francois has won the first round in a legal action filed against Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet over his failure, contrary to the provisions of the constitution, to nominate a person to serve as deputy speaker of the […]

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ST CROIX, USVI — Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced that a first-year progress report has been published online about the status of the US Virgin Islands’ recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “This is a road map in terms of where we were, where we are and where we are going with the recovery,” the […]

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The government of Saint Lucia and the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) have agreed to hold consultations regarding conservation of the buildings that comprise the former Royal Gaol located at Bridge Street, Castries. The site of the former Royal Gaol has been earmarked for the construction of a new police headquarters […]

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ROAD TOWN, BVI — The British Virgin Islands has launched a country assessment of living conditions (CALC) for the islands, as the region continues to advance the efficient collection and use of statistical country data. Minister of health and social development, Ronnie Skelton, delivered an address to the people of the BVI to launch the […]

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By Patricia Grogg HAVANA, Cuba (IPS) — When people ask marine biologist Angela Corvea why the symbol of her environmental project Acualina, which has transcended the borders of Cuba, is a little girl, she answers without hesitation: “Because life, care, attachment, the creative force of life lie are contained in the feminine world.” Acualina is […]

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ROSEAU, Dominica — Just over a year after Hurricane Maria, Dominica is set to enhance post-disaster response, build more climate-resilient schools and empower communities across the country, with the help of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the government of Canada. On Thursday, CDB’s board of directors approved grant funding to help the country recover […]

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MEDELLIN, Colombia — The city of Medellin in Colombia has recorded impressive and continuous tourism growth with an 18 percent increase in travelers from the US between January and August 2018, as compared to last year. More than 528,000 Americans visited Colombia in 2017, of which 105,735 visited Medellin, representing 16 percent of the total […]

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By Joseph Nevins, Vassar College NEW YORK, USA — Hondurans fleeing poverty and violence – who make up most of the participants of a “caravan” estimated at between 7,000 and 8,000 people – are slowly moving through Mexico in the hope of reaching the United States and receiving refuge. President Trump has responded by characterizing […]

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By David Jessop Last month, Moody’s the credit rating agency published a report that indicated the potentially negative economic and political implications of demographic change in the Caribbean and Central America. It suggested that if government and the private sector do not make significant improvements in education, health care and other social determinants, many nations […]

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