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This past weekend October 6th and 7th the Sea Jays Swim Club hosted the Tropical Rhythms Short Course National Swimming Championships at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre.  The annual event has been used year after year as the final qualifier for the OECS National Swim Team, with this years Championship being hosted in Antigua November 8th – 11th. …
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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas — After the boat explosion in the Exumas in The Bahamas that killed one and injured several others, the investigation report into what caused the fatal incident was released last week and one victim has spoken out about her experience after the crash and […]

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By Clive Bacchus BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — St Kitts and Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has declared that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) not a priority for the Federation. Responding to a question about the administration’s position on leaving the London-based Privy Council and establishing the CCJ as the country’s final court of […]

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GENEVA, Switzerland — Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading political opponent of the government. Issuing the alert in Geneva, OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said that there were specific concerns for the […]

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By Robertson S. Henry KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Since the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) took a step toward the establishment of a modern medical cannabis industry, through the tabling of three draft Bills on September 6, 2018, there has been a flurry of legal activity. Select Committee meetings have been ongoing […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, Content Solar Ltd, is celebrating its two-year anniversary of commercial operation in Content Village, Clarendon, Jamaica. The 28.5-megawatt peak (MWp) Content Solar plant, developed by WRB Energy and owned by WRB Serra, is one of the largest solar projects of its kind in the […]

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — In an effort to ensure a comprehensive analysis of country poverty levels, eight communities across St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) will soon contribute to a participatory poverty assessment (PPA). The ministry of national mobilisation, social development, family, gender affairs, persons with disability and youth in SVG launched a PPA training […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Although gender equality is necessary for inclusive and sustainable development and poverty reduction in the Caribbean, actions to promote it still encounter resistance. Recognizing this, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is consulting with regional stakeholders to update its gender strategy – to achieve great progress on gender equality in the region and […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has announced that Barbados will receive a payout of US$5,813,299 (approximately BDS$11.6 million) on its excess rainfall policy due to heavy rainfall that occurred during the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk. Barbados has been a member of CCRIF since its inception […]

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