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By Sharon Austin BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) Some displaced public workers in Barbados should find employment in a number of upcoming projects, according to Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said $100 million in road works would be executed as a result of loans from the Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and CAF. She also […]

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — — The 66th meeting of the Organisation of Easter Caribbean States (OECS) Authority was held in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of SVG Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. Heads of government and representatives of government in attendance included: Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and […]

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By Daniela Pastrana TAPACHULA, Mexico (IPS) — A long chain of people is winding its way along the highways of Chiapas, the southernmost Mexican state. It is moving fast, despite the fact that one-third of its ranks are made up of children, and it has managed to avoid the multiple obstacles that the governments of […]

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Despite the recent arrival in St Kitts and Nevis of a contingent from the Regional Security System (RSS), local police have confirmed a shooting that also turned into a robbery on Tuesday night. Two armed and masked men shot and injured 44-year-old Wayne Connor of St Paul’s. Police said Connor “was […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — A $285 million contingent loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will bolster the nation’s response efforts and help protect its public purse. The IDB financing allows Jamaica to pay for any extraordinary public expenses that could arise from emergencies caused by natural disasters. The loan is intended to buffer the financial […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Caribbean governments are recognising the importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the transition to green-blue economies that are more environmentally sustainable, inclusive and resilient. Guyana has now outlined its bold plans for becoming a green state by 2040. This was the focus of the recent “Green Guyana International Small business […]

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PARIS, France — Secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Hugh Riley, has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, stating to do otherwise would put the people and regional economies at risk. Speaking in Paris, France, during a discussion organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to […]

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Experts from the General Secretariat of the Organisation of American States (OAS) have arrived in Honduras to begin their work on a proposal for electoral reforms that was requested by the National Congress. The group of experts will carry out a diagnostic of the existing legislation in the country, in the context […]

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By Anthony L Hall President Trump billed Kanye’s visit to the White House a week ago today as a summit to discuss urban development, vocational training, black unemployment (notably Colin Kaepernick’s), and criminal justice reform. Unsurprisingly, it was anything but. Here in essence is what Kanye said during a 10-minute, stream-of-consciousness rant in the Oval […]

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By Sir Ronald Sanders In the introduction to his quite remarkable new book on the long-running Guatemalan claim to Belize, the author, Assad Shoman, makes the riveting comment that “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts”. He is right to make this statement because protagonists in territorial claims, particularly […]

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