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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a policy-based loan of US$75 million to the government of Barbados. The loan is part of wider coordinated assistance provided by international financial institutions to the government, to support the implementation of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan. […]

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CARACAS, Venezuela — It is difficult to determine exactly how many Venezuelans have left their country. The international press insists that the number reported by the Venezuelan government remains “questionable”. The most recent data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees puts the number at around two million people – a report that the […]

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By Sharon Austin BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Prime Minister Mia Mottley has again expressed disappointment with the way in which the retrenchment exercise in the Barbados public service is being implemented. Mottley made the comments in response to a question from the media during a brief ceremony for government and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding of US$8.7 million to the Belize Water Services (BWS), to improve the supply of potable water on Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye is the largest island of Belize, and a popular tourist destination. Water on the island is provided by […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com HAVANA, Cuba – Havana, the third named and current capital of Cuba after Baracoa in 1511 and Santiago in 1515, will mark its 500th anniversary on November 16, 2019, with a series of cultural events and special attractions over a two-week period. Havana, founded in November […]

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By Adrian Loveridge The global wellness industry grew by 12.8 percent in the last two years, from US$3.7 trillion in 2015 to US$4.2 trillion in 2017, according to a recent report by Global Wellness Economy Monitor released by the non-profit Global Wellness Institute (GWI). At a recent conference held in St Eustatius, founder of the […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Compulsory acquisition of private property by the government of Saint Lucia for the purposes of “touristic development” has become a staple of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s development ethos. That philosophy has generated public concern that negotiations are well advanced for the relocation and/or closure of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS) and […]

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Dear Sir: The Trinidad and Tobago government has just announced that instead of awarding scholarships for tertiary education based on academic performance across the board in whatever, especially since most of the awards are in mathematics and science, these scholarships will in future be awarded to recipients in areas that are deemed necessary for the […]

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Dear Sir: The following information was presented to the citizens and government of Trinidad and Tobago at a Press Conference on November 17, 2017. It followed an extreme and destructive rainfall event. Much of it was highlighted in our national mainstream media. It is repeated here for public edification. Introduction: Glaciers across the earth, the […]

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Fox News:-  Roughly 5,200 U.S. troops will be deploying to the southern border in response to the migrant caravan pushing north through Mexico, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday. Some of the troops will be deploying as early as Tuesday. The reinforcements headed to the U.S.-Mexico border are support troops – not combat troops – […]

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