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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com GRAND’ANSE, Haiti — The United Nations Foundation, the Nothing But Nets Foundation and the Malaria Zero Alliance in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has piloted a path-breaking malaria prevention strategy in Grand’Anse, Haiti, with a strong focus on best practices in malaria prevention […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — Antigua and Barbuda will host the tenth Inter-American meeting of education ministers in July 2019. This was confirmed on Monday at a meeting of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development at the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC. The bid to host the meeting was successfully negotiated by the Antigua […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — A Japanese woman in her late 20s was murdered in northern Guatemala on Sunday by armed bandits. Another Japanese female was also injured in the attack and is in hospital listed in serious condition with stab wounds, cuts and bruises, the Japanese […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — On Monday, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fourth review of Jamaica’s performance under the program supported by the stand-by arrangement (SBA). The 36-month SBA, with a total access of SDR 1,195.3 million (about US$1.66 billion), equivalent to 312 percent of Jamaica’s quota in the IMF, was […]

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is on the brink of becoming a globally leading producer of organically certified medicinal cannabis, rivalling any other producer in the entire Western Hemisphere. The expected passing of legislation later this month ensuring tightly regulated guidelines positions the nation as a […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) in collaboration with the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) on Tuesday released the Eastern Caribbean Green Economy Barometer 2018. A major finding from this ground-breaking document is that the traditional approach of a one-dimensional focus on development through a narrow profit or GDP only “bottom […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show, the largest and only official cruise tourism conference and trade show in the Caribbean, opened in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday. Taking place until November 9, the event has gathered over 1,000 attendees and the most executives from FCCA […]

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By Youri A Kemp When I was studying for my undergraduate degree, I was going through a spot of trouble, as I wanted to take up extra courses in order to finish in time not have to pay for an extra semester. I called to a family member back home in a panic that I […]

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By Wellington C. Ramos On April 21, 1973, PC 338 Antonio Aguilar, a graduate of Squad-21 from the Police Training School in Ladyville, was on his first assignment on duty on the south side of Belize City Swing Bridge when somebody reported a robbery to him. Aguilar then left to look for the robber and […]

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By Rev. Seth Ampadu The culture of a people is what identifies them distinctively from other human societies in the family of humanity. This celebration should be able to unite us irrespective of our political or religious affiliation, let us know that we are one people with a common destiny. As people, we must be […]

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