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The leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has asserted that if necessary, Saint Lucians should resort to civil disobedience to prevent the planned demolition of the parliament building in Castries. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced that the building and the government printery will be torn down as part of the redevelopment […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA — The centre of Tropical Storm Kirk moved into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday, with wind gusts to tropical-storm force possible over the Windward Islands and the southern Leeward Islands during the course of the day. Tropical storm warnings have been discontinued for Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe and […]

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NEW YORK, USA — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on Thursday called on the international community to provide the necessary development aid as the Caribbean island nation prepares for the transition nest year of the United Nations mission to a non-peacekeeping presence in the country. “From this lofty tribune I would like to tell our technical […]

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NEW YORK, USA — Galvanizing an effective global fundraising campaign to address climate change and achieve sustainable economic growth is key for small island developing states (SIDS), Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, told world leaders at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. Holness expressed concerns over his country’s vulnerability to a raft […]

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NEW YORK, USA — The world is at a “decisive crossroads,” Dr Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, told leaders gathered for the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate on Thursday. “We have retreated from the ethos of integration, cooperation, and consensus building… which is absolutely necessary to solve the global […]

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By Cathy Lashley BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbadian and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials met on Thursday via video conference to see how best to look at the free movement of skills, and the facilitation of travel for CARICOM nationals. The video conference link-up was held at the ministry of foreign affairs and foreign trade […]

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By Sloan Smith NASSAU, Bahamas — Disney Cruise Line already has an agreement for purchase with the current owner of the Lighthouse Point property in South Eleuthera for a nearly half a billion dollar cruise port development, according to company president Jeff Vahle. “We are ready to go,” said Vahle, during an interview with The […]

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — St Kitts and Nevis established diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain on Thursday in a brief signing ceremony with foreign minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Mark Brantley, and Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s minister of foreign affairs. Discussions focused on potential areas for bilateral cooperation to […]

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCCC) announced on Wednesday that the initial results of the first North American clinical study of the CIMAvax-EGF vaccine show that this immunotherapy developed in Cuba is safe, well tolerated and deserves further study. RPCCC and the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries Group Biocubafarma also announced […]

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