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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) – Grenada continues to attract meagre yields on its short-term debt instruments with the latest auction of a 91-day Treasury Bill on the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM) yielding an interest rate below 1.80 percent. For the first time in its history, the government of Grenada was able to attract a […]
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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuba’s government has signed cooperation agreements with Nicaragua, which the Sandinista government hopes will help strengthen its education system. There will be “exchanges” whereby Cuba will visit and share their experiences building a world-class school system. Nicaragua’s Vice President Rosario Murillo announced Tuesday that Cuba’s education minister Ana Elsa Velazquez is […]
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CASTRIES, St Lucia —The Caribbean Water and Sewerage Association (CAWASA) is hosting its 6th water operators conference in Saint Lucia from June 26 – 28, 2019, in collaboration with the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO). Over 50 overseas participants from the Caribbean, USA, and France are expected to join WASCO colleagues in the three-day conference […]
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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Outgoing Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Dr Jose Graziano de Silva will demit office later this year and the newly elected Director General will assume the much-coveted office. Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture in St Vincent and the Grenadines, remembers Dr Graziano for his “relentless […]
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has partnered with the Small Business Association (SBA) of Barbados to host a two-day workshop on leveraging the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Over 50 exporters from across the region gathered at the Radisson Aquatica Resort to hear from experts from the European Union, Caribbean […]
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By Emily Olivia Bartels Bland WASHINGTON, USA — Images of floating trash islands, large accumulations of plastic larger than entire countries, are becoming painfully familiar these days. Our seas and oceans have increasingly become repositories for millions of tons of pollutants, with subsequent severe environmental, health, social and economic impacts. This poses grave threats to […]
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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, are holding a high-level symposium on 27 June, to discuss how national social protection programmes and systems can play a greater role in disaster risk management and […]
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NEW YORK, USA – Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi, was speaking to reporters outside the Security Council chamber in New York, where a closed-door meeting was being held to discuss the deteriorating relations between the United States, and Iran, which has also ratcheted up tension with Iran’s regional rival Saudi Arabia, and its allies. Iran’s permanent […]
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WASHINGTON, USA — The United States celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Labor Organization (ILO). The dignitaries that convened in Paris in 1919 to end the Great War knew that any lasting peace needed to be rooted in the protection of individual rights, including the rights of workers and employers to […]
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