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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 15, CMC – The executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. C. James Hospedales, says the regional response to the grave threat posed by non-communicable diseases (NCD) must be intensified immediately if the health, well-being and development gains of Caribbean people are to be protected. “The ...

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Feb 15, CMC – The former supervisor of elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sylvia Findlay-Scrubb, says she has always considered her role to be one of ensuring that free and fair elections were held in the country. Findlay-Scrubb, who is due to continue her testimony Friday, in the election petitions ...

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NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb 15, CMC – Tourism and Aviation Minister, Dionisio D’Aguilar, says the need for “a national airline today, is greater than it has ever been” and urged the national flag carrier, Bahamasair, to seek full advantage of the various opportunities within the tourism and aviation industries. D’Aguilar, speaking at a ceremony here marking ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 15, CMC – Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke has presented the Estimates of Expenditure for a J$803 billion (One Jamaica dollar=US$0.008 cents) budget to Parliament. The budget is slightly more than the J$802.5 billion that was expended in the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31. The 2019/20 fiscal package shows ...

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ROME, Feb 15, CMC – The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes, says the newly launched Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund with an innovative approach for attracting much needed capital for developing countries could have a transformative effect in rural poor communities. “Our African, Caribbean and Pacific members ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 15, CMC – President David Granger Friday met with members of his Cabinet in what has been referred to as a “plenary” session as it sought not to contravene a High Court ruling that the motion of no confidence passed by the National Assembly last month had effectively led to the downfall ...

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Prime Minister, Allen Chaastanet, says the government is working hard to ensure that the   nation’s water supply is reliable, safe and climate resilient. Writing on his official Facebook page, Chastanet observed that  work has officially commenced on the 2nd Phase of the Dennery North Water Supply Re-development Project. He explained that this phase will deliver […]

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Newswire:–  Bad news for those who’ve been chugging diet sodas under the belief that they’re healthier than regular sodas. CNN reports that a new study from no less an authority than the American Heart Association says that “Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, […]

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Asserting that Saint Lucia is the best country in the world, Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has lamented that Saint Lucians are famous for dragging themselves down. “I am not saying we should suppress news or information – I will fight with my life for us to have a free press in Saint Lucia,” Francis told […]

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