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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — On Wednesday morning, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries group, Biocubafarma, announced that the first Cuban-American biotechnology company has been created: Innovative Immunotherapy Alliance SA, which will be based in the Mariel Special Development Zone. This new joint venture has been established as part of the commercial subsidiaries of two research centers: […]

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ROAD TOWN, BVI – The proposed trade mission to visit Africa in November by British Virgin Islands premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, and a team from BVI Finance has been postponed until early next year. Smith will instead direct all necessary resources towards supporting the territory’s financial services sector after a further […]

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NEW YORK, USA — Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines are among the countries expected to sign the “Escazú Agreement” on regional environmental matters on Thursday at a high-level ceremony at United Nations headquarters, New York. The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental […]

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WASHINGTON, USA (PAHO/WHO) — Between 2000 and 2015, deaths from tuberculosis (TB) fell by 37.5 percent in the Americas and new cases dropped by 24 percent. 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 […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will host a one-day engagement with employers from across the region on Friday at its headquarters in Barbados. The one-day meeting will be attended by human resources professionals from governments’ human resources/personnel administration departments and the private sector, from employers’ confederations. The one-day employers’ engagement is aimed […]

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By Gerard Best VANCOUVER, Canada — Peter Harrison, who was born in Jamaica, has been named among four finalists to contest elections for two seats on the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) board of trustees in October 2018. ARIN is one of five Internet registries worldwide that coordinate the distribution and administration of number […]

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By Anthony L Hall As a rule, I ignore unsolicited suggestions for my commentaries. Family and friends would attest to this. I honestly cannot remember the last time I made an exception. But I am doing so today. From time to time, my twenty-something niece Emily shares video clips of her so-called life. But none […]

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Dear Sir: This week’s faux pas involves public utilities minister Robert Le Hunte, who apparently pulled rank on police who were regulating traffic last Sunday night. Media reports say Traffic Branch officers pulled over the minister for talking on his cell phone while he was driving near a construction site at the corner of Dock […]

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Dear Sir: Economic sustainable development and individual career enhancement, both lead to long-term improvements in the lifestyles of the citizenry. Such progress can only be achieved with a long-term vision and must be thoroughly planned and implemented to reap the anticipated benefits. But is very difficult and maybe even impossible to accomplish within a single, […]

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