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By Caribbean News Now contributor CARACAS, Venezuela — A Chinese naval ship medical ship, known as the “Peace Ark”, arrived on Saturday at the Venezuelan port of La Guaira for an eight-day “friendly visit” to the country, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua said on Sunday. Xinhua said that, during the visit, the captain of […]

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(AP) — Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary” on Monday, four years after the last freshening up. The company, at the behest of Scrabble ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is reviewing CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) administrative procedures to recommend ways of making them more simple and harmonized where possible. A consultation is planned for 26 September 2018 in Barbados and key stakeholders will assess the procedures as recommended in the CSME Review presented last […]

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(AP) — A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse, once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn’t have, according to court documents. Arthur Perrault is scheduled Tuesday to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque for a detention hearing as ...

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Ministers from Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and the Turks and Caicos Islands signed a joint declaration of intent on September 19, 2018, to continue COSME, a European Union funded programme’s mission to strengthen the small/medium business environment through collaboration and cooperation on a regional level, beyond region of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and […]

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BELIZE CITY, Belize — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Daniel Leigh visited Belize from September 11-20 to conduct the discussions for the 2018 Article IV consultation. The team met with Patrick Faber, acting prime minister; Joy Grant, governor of the Central Bank of Belize; Joseph Waight, financial secretary; and other senior government […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — JetBlue, Puerto Rico’s largest airline, has unveiled its latest special livery, which is dedicated to “La Isla del Encanto.” The Airbus 320 aircraft – tail N779JB – is named “Bluericua”, blending JetBlue’s brand with the affectionate name for people of Puerto Rican descent. This custom-designed livery is inspired by JetBlue’s […]

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By Shamkoe Pilé BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados is hoping to capitalize on increased airlift from the United States (US) this winter season. Minister of tourism and international transport, Kerrie Symmonds, disclosed that American Airlines will be providing daily service to Barbados from Charlotte, North Carolina and three daily flights from Miami. Explaining that these […]

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Press Release:–  Washington, D.C., 25 September 2018 (PAHO/WHO). Between 2000 and 2015, deaths from tuberculosis (TB) fell by 37.5% in the Americas and new cases dropped by 24%. However, the rate of decline must be accelerated for the Region to be able to end the disease, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Quite apart from the fact that Saint Lucians are experiencing a dangerous time where basic facts are disputed, the ‘truth’ is questioned, lying is normalized and unethical behaviour is ignored and/or rewarded, this troubling trend creates great anxiety, opportunity and resistance that must be met head-on. Few political conflicts in Saint Lucia […]

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