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WASHINGTON, USA — An Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report published recently, titled “A Mandate for Growth” ,which is a supplement of its annual “2018 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report” states that there is a fear that growth for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region will be weaker than average compared to the rest […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank’s board of executive directors has approved US$20 million from the International Development Association for strengthening Saint Lucia’s public health care system by improving accessibility, efficiency and responsiveness of key health services. “We are pleased to partner with Saint Lucia on this high priority project that aims to improve health […]

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NEW YORK USA — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has applauded Haiti’s landmark decision, along with Spain, to join international agreements to counter statelessness, a situation faced by millions of people deprived of basic rights because they are not considered as nationals by any state. “We applaud Spain and Haiti for taking this big step […]

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BBC:-  French President Emmanuel Macron has caused a stir after appearing in a photo alongside a man who is making an obscene gesture with his middle finger. The image, captured during Mr Macron’s visit to the French Caribbean island of Saint-Martin a year after Hurricane Irma hit, was posted on social media. French far-right leader Marine […]

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By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, USA — The Vin Martin Memorial Health Mission, formerly known as the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission, has provided medical assistance to tune of US$6 million and has seen just over 50,000 patients over the last 25 years during annual health mission to Montego Bay. According to the chairman […]

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LONDON, England — One of the Caribbean’s most anticipated new luxury hotels is set to launch next month. Situated on the remote island of Bequia, The Liming will officially open on 15 November, introducing a new concept of relaxation to ‘the island in the cloud’. Managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), the new destination […]

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By Youri A Kemp While Barbadians and Caribbean folks at large bask in the glow of a female leader taking the helm of one of our beautiful islands, making the honeymoon phase of the new Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration longer than it would normally be, we must now begin to get down to the […]

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By Rebecca Theodore Since the introduction of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals nearly three years ago, the smaller states of the Caribbean region have been searching for sustainable development models to address the challenges they face. Aside from the fact, that, a stronger commitment to partnership and cooperation is needed to achieve the Sustainable […]

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Dear Sir: Most politicians in developing countries happen to coincide with the premise that people’s lives would be substantially improved, which is what the people expect earnestly. But if the economy has no material growth, the improvement of people’s livelihood is just like water without a source or a meal without rice; the promise cannot […]

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Dear Sir: The tumultuous waters, like many others before, of Brett Michael Kavanaugh’s United States of America Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the position of associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, apparently allows the imagery of anticipated fascism. When a society, with the particular help of right-wing demagogues or left-wing rabble-rousers, […]

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