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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia — According to a press release by The Landings Resort and Spa in Saint Lucia in relation to an ongoing legal dispute with Sandals Resorts International (SRI) that has resulted in work on an adjacent Sandals project being halted, both SRI and the […]

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CMC- Captain Carlos Brathwaite on Sunday refused to be drawn into speculation over what could have been, after West Indies lost the third Twenty20 International in a dramatic last-ball finish. With scores tied on 181 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Manish Pandey (four not out) and Dinesh Karthik (nought not out) scrambled a single off …
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By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA — A vigorous tropical wave located about 200 miles east of the Leeward Islands is producing a large area of disturbed weather over much of the western tropical Atlantic Ocean. The disturbance is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward for the next few days, passing near or north […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA — According to White House officials, President Donald Trump does not want to give Puerto Rico any more federal money for its recovery from Hurricane Maria, claiming, without evidence, that the island’s government is using federal disaster relief money to pay off debt. On October 23, Trump falsely […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Barbados and Suriname have stressed the importance of youth participation in the regional integration movement, as they reassured the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) secretary-general of their commitment to active participation in CARICOM’s success. The sentiments were expressed on Thursday when their new ambassadors to CARICOM, David Comissiong of Barbados and Chantal Elsenhout of […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding of US$5 million to establish a Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PMDU) in Saint Lucia. The government of Saint Lucia is in the process of developing a strategic development plan for the period 2019-2022, and has committed to adopting […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com SANTIAGO, Chile — The Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security 2018, published last week, highlights the alarming rates of obesity and hunger across the wide spectrum of Caribbean and Latin American countries. The report, prepared jointly by the regional division of four UN agencies: FAO (Food […]

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West Indies player Deandra Dottin is seen posing with the player of the match award during the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 match between West Indies and Bangladesh at Guyana National Stadium on November 9th, 2018 in Providence, Guyana. Dottin was responsible for taking Bangladesh out on 46 runs (the lowest score in the tournament’s …
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WASHINGTON, USA — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Lusine Lusinyan visited Curacao and St Maarten from October 25 to November 9, 2018, to conduct discussions for the 2018 Article IV Consultation. Weak growth and underlying structural vulnerabilities persist in both Curacao and St Maarten, magnified further by large negative external shocks, including […]

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