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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor MIAMI, USA — A firm of attorneys in Miami are currently reviewing a possible class action on behalf of former guests at Sandals Resorts International’s Beaches resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) who were illegally charged local accommodation taxes and/or possibly deceived into […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor WASHINGTON, USA — Last Tuesday, eight Caribbean members of the Organization of American States (OAS): Antigua-Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, St Kitts-Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad-Tobago, joined two days later by Grenada, delivered a formal Note to the chair of the Permanent […]

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Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre has declared that recent gun-related incidents in Castries are getting out of control. Several of the incidents have taken place in Pierre’s Castries East constituency. He told MBC Television in an interview last week that he wished to condemn the occurrences. But the Castries East MP noted that larger questions […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor ST JOHNS, Antigua – Following prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves’ recent remarks that regional carrier LIAT’s closure is imminent, and prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley’s revelation that she was “engaging the European Investment Bank (EIB) for available options […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor WASHINGTON, USA – The US Treasury Department on Friday imposed more sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro insiders, citing the “Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designation, pursuant to EO 13692″. “Today, OFAC designated the following persons: Jorge Alberto Arreaza Montserrat, the Venezuelan minister of foreign affairs, […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor BEIJING, China – China’s international trade and economic development plan, known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could contribute to a more equitable, prosperous world, and reversing the negative impact of climate change, United Nations secretary-general António Guterres said on Friday, speaking in Beijing, China. China has been working […]

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WASHINGTON, USA – The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the attorney general of the Dominican Republic (PGR) recently signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen the PGR’s capacity to promote citizen security. Through agreement, the department of public security (DPS) of the OAS will support the PGR through the exchange of […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently completed the fifth review of Jamaica’s performance under the program supported by the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), on a lapse of time basis. The 36-month SBA with a total access of SDR 1,195.3 million (about US$ 1.66 billion), the equivalent of 312 percent […]

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