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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The fifth Joint Council Commission between Indonesia and Suriname took place in Paramaribo on September 17-18 and the objective was to “recommit to strengthen cooperation that can translate into concrete results” between the two countries. The session was opened by the minister of foreign affairs […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com INCHEON, South Korea — On September 19, 2018, at the fourth annual World Alliance of Religions Peace (WARP) Summit hosted by the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in Incheon, South Korea, Caribbean News Now, along with 12 other news organisations from around the […]

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday officially opened its Country Office in Haiti, the first outside its headquarters in Barbados. To commemorate the occasion, Dr William Warren Smith, president of the bank, hosted an inauguration event, which First Lady of Haiti, Martine Moïse; Apostolic Nuncio, Eugène Martin Nugent; ministers of government; […]

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — In a ceremony at the ministry of external affairs on September 18, 2018, Ambassador Douglas C. T. Shen of the Taiwan embassy made a donation on behalf of the Taiwan government to the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) to help with SSDF’s poverty reduction efforts. Shen said that social transformation […]

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By J. K. Roberts The loud silence, and in fact the apparent dodging, of Grenada’s de facto main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), especially concerning the 6 November 2018 constitutional referendum, may just be signalling its uselessness to, or its abandonment of the people. The need for clarity and certainty on the […]

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By Akilah Holder On Friday morning, like the rest of you, I awoke with Thursday’s decision on my mind. I have been wondering what it means for the country. In other words, are we doomed? Folks, it’s looking so, given the attitudes of our Christian leaders in the light of this decision. I went to […]

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Dear Sir: “On an individual level this asks us to always consider our choices and actions in light of the impact it will have on our families, communities and the entire nation.” ~ Keith Rowley Even for the successors to O’Halloran and Boysie Prevatt, this bunch of political hustlers and confidence tricksters; these front men […]

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The Met Office says at 11 am, Tropical StormKirk was about 2180 miles east-southeast of Antigua moving rapidly west at 21 mph as a minimal storm w/winds of 40 mph. The Met Office urges residents to please monitor and have your hurricane plan prepared, in case it is needed. No Island is safe from Kirk, according to forecasters. ...

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Dear Sir: If someone, some entity, has told the government, “We want to do business with Petrotrin, but you must first defang OWTU,” and the government is obeying this directive, this would not only be deeply regrettable, but pathetic and unpatriotic. Here are seven reasons why the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago needs institutions like […]

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(CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has brushed aside plans by the main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) to file a motion of no confidence in his ruling United Workers Party (UWP) administration. “Very rarely do you see it succeed. I am confident that this one will have no success other than (the opposition) ...

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