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A gunman and his accomplice ambushed a female motorist Wednesday afternoon. The woman, who spoke to St Lucia Times on condition of anonymity, said she was at Trois Piton when the incident happened. According to her,  about 2:24 PM she slowed the Suzuki Escudo she was driving a short distance away from the Seventh Day […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia — Healthcare professionals and civic organizations, including the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA), the Saint Lucia Nurses Association, together with the Civil Service Association (CSA), and the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), have called on the government of Saint Lucia to […]

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Following his tour of the Persian Gulf States of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the minister of finance of Suriname, Gillmore Hoefdraad, revealed this week that the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will open a regional office in Suriname that will serve as […]

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MIAMI, USA — During the week of November 5, 2018, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) commissioner of police, James Smith, travelled to Miami to meet fellow Chief of Police Daniel Oats of the Miami Beach Police Department, following months of informal partnerships. The two signed a letter of agreement, which formally enables officers from […]

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MIAMI, USA — Improving the resilience of the region’s energy sector, especially when it comes to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change, must be a priority for all countries in the Caribbean. The theme of resilience was brought into focus during the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) presentations at the 2018 Caribbean Renewable Energy […]

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — As part of ongoing efforts to mitigate the impact of natural hazards in the region, the United States government has procured US$105,000 worth of climate and marine monitoring equipment for the government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The initiative is part of a US$10 million United States Agency […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Dr James Fletcher, the former minister of sustainable development of Saint Lucia and the ministerial chair of the Caribbean’s negotiating team for the Paris Agreement on climate change, told an international conference on the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition security that Caribbean countries “have to stop shooting […]

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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Esther Perez Ruiz visited Guatemala from November 5 to 9, 2018. The visit took place as part of a regular dialogue with the authorities to assess the performance of the Guatemalan economy. Staff reviewed recent economic developments and discussed the […]

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ST CROIX, USVI — In response to strong holiday demand for travel to St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, Delta Air Lines is increasing capacity to the island over the holidays. Commissioner of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson-Doty, confirmed that the Atlanta-based carrier will operate a daily service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Henry E. […]

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Associated Press:- French President Emmanuel Macron said France and the United States must respect each other, in a response to a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump. Macron said in an interview Wednesday with French television TF1 from the Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier off the coast of southern France that “the French don’t expect from me to answer […]

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