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By Victor E. Girard (For Justice and Equity) Before the 1948 fire, which ravaged most of the Town of Castries, a street known as Bourbon Street ran from Brazil Street to Jeremie Street. With the rebuilding of Castries, the William Peter Boulevard was included and this necessitated cutting through Bourbon Street at its northern end […]

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(NEW YORK POST) — A Washington kink enthusiast died last month after silicone injections in his genitals led to fatal bleeding, but his mom believes a gay sex “cult” is to blame. Jack Chapman, a 28-year-old Australian living in Seattle, died from “silicone embolism syndrome” resulting in hemorrhaging in the lungs, the King County Medical ...

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(CMC) –The Jamaica government says it is taking a proactive approach towards the development of a policy on National Disaster Risk Financing. A statement from the Ministry of Finance notes that the policy is set against the backdrop that between 1993 and 2003, Jamaica suffered from 26 natural disasters which resulted in total losses and ...

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By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The electorates in both Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda voted against the proposal to have the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their highest appellate court in separate referenda held on Tuesday. In both countries, the turnout of voters was low and in neither […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor CASTRIES, St Lucia — In an op-ed published today, opposition Member of Parliament for Castries South, Ernest Hilaire, asks the question “should we not be scared?” after reviewing the level of proposed borrowing by the government of Saint Lucia and the real cost of the Hewanorra […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Newly appointed Governor Martyn Roper has said he hopes the Cayman Islands will not be going it alone when it introduces a public register identifying the beneficial owners of companies and other financial entities, as the UK will be promoting this as a global standard. There are international efforts […]

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By Colene A. Penn ROAD TOWN, BVI — The director for Overseas Territories in Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Ben Merrick, begins a four day visit to the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. His visit will focus on governance, financial services and the post-hurricane recovery of the BVI. While in the territory, Merrick will […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Relying upon a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the government of Barbados is seeking to regain macroeconomic stability, implement fiscal adjustment measures that foster a sustainable fiscal balance in the short and medium term, and protect social spending programs for the most vulnerable Barbadians. The structure and content […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a US$106.5 million programme of assistance for The Bahamas, over the period 2018-2022. The programme is outlined in a new country strategy paper for the country, which was approved by CDB’s board of directors on October 25. “This strategy has been designed in collaboration with […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The US Coast Guard returned 71 of 81 interdicted migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, over the weekend following multiple at sea interdictions off Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Ten other migrants interdicted are facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico for attempting to illegally re-enter […]

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