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By Sheena Forde BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The coconut industry in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean should soon be receiving a further boost because the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) will be financing a second coconut project in the region. Word of this came from programme manager, Delegation of the European Union to […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Uma Ramakrishnan visited Kingston from December 3 to 7, 2018, to take stock of progress on Jamaica’s economic reform program supported by the IMF’s precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). At the end of the visit, Ramakrishnan issued the following statement: “Positive developments continue to […]

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By Cathy Buffonge Caribbean News Now contributor BRADES, Montserrat — Now in its tenth year, Montserrat’s Literary Festival, the Alliouagana Festival of the Word, was held during November, with the theme Understanding Legacies, Celebrating Achievements, Embracing Tomorrow. The Festival is organized every year by head of the local Open Campus of the University of the […]

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Guyana Jaguars were poised to open their Regional first-class campaign with a win after a strong batting performance gave them the upper hand against Windward Islands Volcanoes on the penultimate day of their first-round match here Saturday. Resuming on 115 for three at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Jaguars …
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Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has expressed  sincerest thanks to every single member and supporter of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP), who have stuck with the party in good and trying times. He has promised not to let them down. “We promise that we will not let you down and we remain committed to making […]

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By Spence M. Finlayson Public speaking for me is one of the gifts from my Creator. In addition to speaking successfully as an international conference speaker, I have also been blessed with the gifts of writing and hosting my own television and radio shows. I have been honoured to give 5,000 speeches and presentations in […]

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — Roston Chase conceded Sunday that West Indies’ batting had not been up to scratch in their five-wicket defeat to Bangladesh, failing to adjust to the slow pitch and ultimately falling short of a competitive total. “I think we didn’t get enough runs. We spoke before the match and said that the …
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By Melanius Alphonse At the November 20, 2018, sitting of parliament, the government of Saint Lucia borrowed EC$13 million from the Caribbean Development Bank, (CDB) for consultants to conduct implementation workshops and to set up a Performance Management and Delivery Unit (known as Pemandu), reaffirming that the entire policy focus and socio-economic agenda of the […]

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By Drexwell Seymour Introduction I believe the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) had good intentions of ensuring that the employees in the hospitality industry get 100 percent of the 10 percent service charge by December 1, 2018. Unfortunately, the day before the implementation, a press release was released to announce that that […]

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Dear Sir: The heartbreak felt by ex-Petrotrin workers was the same that was experienced by retrenched University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) lecturers who were sent home earlier this year. On May 11, 2018, the only national university in Trinidad and Tobago sacked 59 of its lecturers as part of a reported restructuring exercise. Six […]

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