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(CMC) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says its “Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere” has marked down its growth forecasts for Latin America and the Caribbean to 1.2 percent in 2018 and 2.2 percent in 2019, from the May 2018 forecasts of 2.0 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively. “The moderating recovery is underpinned ...

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(CMC) – The Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders is warning Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to be prepared to be blacklisted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over their citizenship by investment (CBI) and resident by investment (RBI) schemes. Sir Sanders, who is also his country’s top ...

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(CMC) – A two-day workshop on strengthening drug treatment courts will take place in the Dominican Republic from Monday, according to the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) Secretariat. It said that the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has collaborated with the Dominican Republic government and the executive secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of ...

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(CMC) – The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is expressing support for the government’s move to ban single-use plastic bags, straws and styrofoam, noting that the materials are hazardous to health and the environment. “I think we have to do it. We have even written to the Government stating that we want to be ...

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(CMC) – President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, says after 50 years of political independence, he remains perplexed that Caribbean people are still finding “excuses” in support of the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court. Justice Saunders, who will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws ...

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(CMC) – China is providing a US$36.1 million loan to Jamaica for the construction of the Western Children’s Hospital in St. James, northwest of here and undertake other projects to be agreed on by both countries. The 220-bed facility, which will be the first in Jamaica and will be built on the compound of the ...

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(CMC) – Workers at the Bermuda Electric Light Company (Belco) , the island’s sole power provider, have been ordered back to work after a strike was called over a stand-off with the company’s management. Electricity Supply Trade Union (ESTU) members were given a legal warning to end their industrial action after a court ruling on ...

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(CMC) – The 2019 edition of the Caribbean festival of Arts (CARIFESTA), the region’s premier arts festival, will be launched in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday next week, the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has announced. It said that Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley as well as his Minister of Community Development, Culture and the ...

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(CMC) – Guyana and Brazil is celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations launching a limited stamp edition to commemorate the event. “Over the subsequent 50 years, our two countries have solidified relations through close collaboration across a vast number of areas,” Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said. He said the stamps mark 50 years of ...

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