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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate managing editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic –The Dominican Republic Association for Hotels and Tourism (ASONAHORES) hosted its annual Dominican annual tourism exchange (DATE), 2019 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic during the week of March 24 to 30, welcoming a record 750 delegates, 120 tourism businesses, 40 sponsors […]

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By Dr Bill McGraw BOQUETE, Panama — The Caribbean islands of Jamaica and St Kitts and Nevis have supported the reduction of mercury pollution in the environment. This is considerably important considering the primary source of protein on the islands is seafood. Seafood consumption and mercury amalgam fillings are the two most significant sources of […]

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By Jewel Fraser PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (IPS) — Fishers in Anguilla saw posted on YouTube this week a video they helped produce that depicts the impacts of climate change on their industry. Titled “Anguilla’s Fishing Dilemma,” the four-and-a-half-minute video highlights some of the main challenges Anguilla’s 92 licensed fishers face in earning a living. Kenyetta Alord, […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on April 1, 2019 that will facilitate working collaboratively to ensure advanced standing to prospective students who present the CXC Associate Degree (CXC-AD®). On the occasion, Registrar/CEO Glenroy Cumberbatch said, “This is a major milestone […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A collaboration between the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) aims to improve the availability of data to guide evidence-based decisions about the future of sugar in CARICOM. CDB will provide a grant of US$97,488 to fund a technical study on the substitutability of plantation white for refined sugar […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com KINGSTON, Jamaica – Four months after one of Fly Jamaica Airways Boeing 757 aircraft, with 118 passengers and eight crew members, crash-landed at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Jamaica-based airline with “Greenhart” as its callsign has stopped flying. Passengers on the Toronto-bound flight, 82 […]

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Press Release:- The Saint Lucia Basketball Federation are again the proud recipients of a donation from John Wiggins, Vice President of the Raptors 905 Club. Wiggins indicated “The Raptors 905 season recently concluded and we have gathered together some gently used equipment and apparel from our Raptors 905 Basketball Club as a donation to the athletes […]

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Sky News:– Health and nutrition claims on snacks for children are “confusing” and potentially misleading, according to a study. Two in five products marketed at children over the age of one were found to be “less healthy”. Meanwhile, three-quarters of products that claimed to contain one of the five recommended daily portions of fruit and vegetables […]

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By Spence M. Finlayson As an international motivational speaker and corporate trainer, it is vitally important for me to keep my audience engaged fully during my presentation. I have seen some speakers lose their audience and continue to speak. Over my 30 years as a much sought-after motivational speaker, I have developed many techniques to […]

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