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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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By Dr Henry MacDonald Recent visits by important global development players as China, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Brazil and soon countries like Ghana, the UAE, Iran, South Africa, the Gulf States and others to our shores, should be welcomed viewed in line with increased South-South cooperation efforts. South-South cooperation is a new paradigm and concept used […]

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Dear Sir: Comments by St Vincent and Grenadine’s (SVG) prime minister, Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves, and Senator Julian Francis regarding the mid-2017 spate of murders in their formerly peaceful country – eight over a six-day period for a total of 32 since the beginning of last year – focused on the role of interpersonal conflict, […]

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Dear Sir: Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic front) is calling on the Prime Minister Dr Keith Christopher Rowley to stand up for justice and fairness and for the rights of the Uighur Muslims of China. We are calling on the prime minister to make a clear statement and speak out against the many atrocities inflicted on […]

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Stuart Law has resigned as head coach of the West Indies Men’s team to take on a new role in January 2019. Law, who took over as head coach in February 2017, leaves after guiding the Test team to series wins against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh and the ODI team through the […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Barbados Triathlon and Aquathlon team is preparing to fly out this week to compete in the second annual CARIFTA Championships from 29-30 September in Tobago. Team Barbados will take part in the two-day event at Turtle Beach, and have their sights set on bringing home top results in the Triathlon and […]

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