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KINGSTON, Jamaica — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Uma Ramakrishnan visited Kingston from September 10–21, 2018, to conduct discussions on the fourth review of Jamaica’s financial and economic program supported by the IMF’s precautionary stand-by arrangement (SBA). At the end of the visit, Ramakrishnan issued the following statement: “The IMF team […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — A landmark analysis of government spending in Latin America and the Caribbean reveals widespread waste and inefficiencies that could be as large as $220 billion a year, or 4.4 percent of the region’s GDP, showing there is ample room to improve basic services without necessarily spending more resources. Better Spending for Better […]

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Press Release:–   Over the last two weeks the people of this region, North America and indeed many other parts of the world have been following the rather sad, perplexing, and horrifying case of Botham Shem Jean, a 26-year-old citizen of Saint Lucia and the OECS. It is an undeniable fact that Botham Shem Jean was shot […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) through its Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), Natural Capital Lab, Sustainable Islands Platform, and in alliance with the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility, which is also supported by Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the government of Canada, will identify firms and organizations […]

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NEW YORK, USA — American Airlines continues to announce new and resumed service between major cities across the United States and St Maarten’s famous Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). St Maarten-bound travelers will be able to fly American Airlines from Newark International Airport (EWR) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) as of December 19 of this […]

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By Adrian Loveridge From October 8 to 13, 2018, Barbados will host the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, which has been described as the region’s premier agricultural event of the regional calendar. The declared theme is stated as “strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the region”. Throughout the week, “farmers, policymakers, youth, experts in the […]

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By Dr Neals J. Chitan The word “police” traditionally conjures up in people’s minds several negative emotions and feelings, and the irrational, cold-hearted and cruel treatment of North American police forces towards our black men over the past decade, has not helped to mitigate public perception of these law enforcers. Living in a post-modern era, […]

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By Wellington C. Ramos Dean Russel Lindo, an attorney by profession, and the first leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), died on September 17, 2018, at his home in Belize City. He was also a two-time elected representative from Fort George Division in Belize City, a minister of natural resources in the 1984 UDP […]

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By Daniela Tramacere On 25 May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force. This is a tool designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect EU citizens’ data privacy and to trigger more secure individual data privacy amongst organizations working with personal data of EU citizens. The GDPR […]

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Dear Sir: On several occasions I have written about the border wall between Mexico and the United States, which began to be built during the Carter administration. It is an interrupted line that is necessary to finish, which is what Donald Trump has proposed. This interest of Trump has been criticized by Democrats, some Republicans […]

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