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MIAMI, USA – The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans offloaded approximately 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana last Thursday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach worth an estimated total of $13.5 million wholesale seized in international waters. This featured the cutter Raymond Evans’ first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure […]

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GENEVA, Switzerland — Echoing concerns from the UN’s human rights office, OHCHR, and others about the deteriorating situation in the Central American country, UNHCR said that families with young children are now taking extreme measures to cross the border. “The kinds of reasons that people have been giving for fleeing are the fear of losing […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Thirty-two community-based organisations serving rural communities in Jamaica last week participated in an assessment exercise to help them to enhance their skills and build capacity to serve residents better. The exercise was carried out by the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) which is managed by the Caribbean Development Bank. It benefitted […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – People in Trinidad and online audiences are invited to participate in “Living good: dignified lives and just communities” Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The community dialogue is jointly hosted by the University of the West Indies Rights Advocacy Project (URAP), the Trinidad and Tobago Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC), CAISO: Sex and […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The region’s tourism development agency is to begin the search for a new secretary-general to replace the departing Hugh Riley. Riley, who was appointed to the top post at the Barbados-headquartered Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) in August 2009 after acting for a year, has gone on pre-retirement leave ahead of his departure […]

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NEW YORK, USA – Marking International Earth Day, the UN Monday debated how best to build “an equitable and sustainable future” for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September. Billed officially as an interactive dialogue on harmony with […]

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By Adrian Loveridge Ahead of us are eight long softer summer months, and every creative fibre throughout our national body should now go into hyperdrive to help maximise our tourism potential until December. We need our food and wine distributors to become more ardent and see how better they can work with our hospitality industry […]

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By Dr Shih-Chung Chen This year marks the 24th anniversary of Taiwan’s implementation of universal health coverage. Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) covers the full spectrum of essential and high-quality health services, from prevention and treatment to rehabilitation and palliative care. In the 1960s, Taiwan’s progressive health sector began the process of incorporating labourers, farmers, […]

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Press Release:– The Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union (SLRFU), International Female Referee, Ms. Chantel John, left on 16th April to officiate in the 3rd edition of the Tropical 7s or Tropical Rugby International Youth Sevens on 19th & 20th April, 2019 at the Omni Orlando Championsgate Resort, Orlando, Florida. This tournament was open to U […]

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Dear Sir: The era in which we are living will go down politically as one of the most important ones in the history of our Caribbean civilization, a time when many Caribbean governments made genuine attempts to make the necessary constitutional changes, which would ensure the end of decolonization, so that their nations would become […]

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