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By Sloan Smith NASSAU, Bahamas — Attorney General Carl Bethel said he has forwarded the allegations of an alleged US visa scam in The Bahamas to the Anti-Corruption Unit of the police force. The claims, revealed in an undercover United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operation, were outlined in an affidavit filed in Washington, […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Cayman Islands tourism minister, Moses Kirkconnell, has suggested that the cruise lines will be financing the development of the proposed cruise pier facility and cargo expansion in the capital, George Town, if the project goes ahead, regardless of which of the three groups of bidders is selected to undertake […]

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By Sharon Austin PARAMARIBO, Suriname (BGIS) — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has underscored the importance of the agriculture sector, describing it as “critical” to this region. Mottley made the comments after visiting the headquarters of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) in Suriname. She had earlier toured the Central Market with […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Grenada and the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda both faced a major referendum on the choice to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their final appellate court – which would require a constitutional amendment – or retain the current Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the final court of […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Energy experts in the Caribbean and beyond, policymakers and the private sector representative, are among officials heading to Belize next week for the sixth edition of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF). The Forum will be held in Placencia, 18-21 November, under the theme ‘Clean Energy, Good Governance and Regulations’. The CSEF […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — In the male-dominated world of Jamaican dancehall, Grace Hamilton, whose stage name is Spice, has made her mark as a self-starter. Her career took off in 2009 when she teamed up with Vybz Kartel on the controversial (and banned) single “Romping Shop”. Throughout her career, she has used sexually explicit lyrics and […]

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By Anthony L Hall A colleague astonished me yesterday when she asked, “What’s the deal with that red flower?” Specifically, she wanted to know why Prince William, Kate Middleton, and so many other Brits are wearing a poppy on their lapels these days. For me, though, this was rather like a colleague asking, “What’s the […]

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By Nimi Princewill Notable for attracting a remarkable chunk of political goodwill; and of course, its accompanying ‘nuisance value’ in rigid communities, feminist activism is getting louder in Africa. As many more African women jump on the bandwagon to entangle their daily speech with the language of feminism, the more fluent they become in demanding […]

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Dear Sir: In the days following the failed referendum of November 6, 2018, operatives of the New National Party (NNP) administration in Grenada set out on a local and regional campaign to cast blame on the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). This is not having much impact at home, because the people know the reality […]

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