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WASHINGTON, USA — The global economy has slowed to its lowest pace in three years. It is on track to stabilize, but its momentum is fragile and subject to substantial risks.   International trade and investment have been weaker than expected at the start of the year, and economic activity in major advanced economies, particularly the […]
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South Florida, USA — A Key Biscayne, Florida, resident and the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of a now-bankrupt multinational pharmaceutical company was sentenced to 30 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his role in a $100 million scheme to defraud Westernbank, Puerto Rico.  The losses triggered a […]
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By Robert MacLellan Can tourism dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil producing countries? When relatively small and poor oil-producing governments sought to get a fair price for oil, their main source of national revenue, they banded together to negotiate more effectively with the multi-national oil companies and the larger developed nations, which were the […]
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By Wellington C. Ramos  From the time the government of Belize passed ordinances for cities, towns and villages, they have done little to grant these local governments autonomy to govern their own jurisdictions and generate money to manage their cities, towns and villages. Most of these municipalities started as villages where the residents of these […]
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Dear Sir: Can Trinidad and Tobago reduce crime, have better roads, boast of a reliable water supply, reduced traffic, world-class health care and be the breadbasket of the Caribbean? The answer is absolutely yes.  We have the knowledge, the resources and in a few months the opportunity to make that a reality. The obstacle to […]
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 Dear Sir: Throughout the world’s vast oceans, small island countries from Jamaica in the Caribbean to Fiji in the South Pacific, face an existential threat from sea level rise caused by the climate crisis. These 41 small island developing states (SIDS) including Grenada, Jamaica and Saint Lucia in the Caribbean and the Solomon Islands and […]
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The search for a missing 37 year old crew member of Carnival Victory has been suspended, news reports out of Miami say. Local10.Com quoted the US Coast Guard as saying that the man went overboard about 30 miles northwest of Cuba. The incident is reported to have occurred on Thursday while the vessel was returning […]

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