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By Caribbean News Now contributor CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela is abandoning the US dollar and all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market will be made in euros, Tareck El Aissami, the country’s vice president for economy, has announced. Financial sanctions imposed by Washington on Venezuela, “block the possibility of continuing to trade using the […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Singapore said it is happy to share its development experience with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as the country’s second ambassador to CARICOM was accredited on Wednesday. Secretary-general Irwin LaRocque accepted the letters of credence of Karen Ann Tan Ping Ming, plenipotentiary representative of Singapore to CARICOM, at the Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown, […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The government of Antigua and Barbuda has confirmed that international port operator Global Ports Holding will take over the management of cruise ports in Antigua in exchange for infrastructure improvements and debt payments. According to the government, Global Ports will advance the monies required to construct […]

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By Marco Aponte-Moreno, St Mary’s College of California WASHINGTON, USA — President Donald Trump has spoken forcefully about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, calling it a “human tragedy” at the United Nations General Assembly in September. Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis – which began in late 2014, when a drop in oil prices deprived the government of […]

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(THE GUARDIAN) – A blacklist of 21 countries whose so-called “golden passport” schemes threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion has been published by the west’s leading economic thinktank. Three European countries – Malta, Monaco and Cyprus – are among those nations flagged as operating high-risk schemes that sell either residency or citizenship in a ...

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By Wilson Wisdom WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The youngest of all political parties in the 2017 national general elections in Curacao in March 2017 was also led by the youngest political leader in Curacao’s history, Josefina Josepha, who once again could be writing Curacao’s political history, according to a local radio station. The political party, Liberalismo […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Students from schools in Guyana and Jamaica shared the 2018 Regional Top Awards for outstanding performances in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) May/June sitting. Aadilah Ali of Queen’s College, Guyana, is the 2018 winner of the Dennis Irvine Award, the symbol of academic excellence at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) […]

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