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By Caribbean News Now contributor KINGSTON, Jamaica –  At the 2019/20 sectoral debate in the Jamaica House of Representatives on Tuesday, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, Audley Shaw, announced that the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has approved 11 additional applications for licences in the medical cannabis industry. Meanwhile, farmers in Accompong, St Elizabeth, […]

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By Joy Springer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Newly appointed Cuban ambassador to Barbados, Sergio de Jesus Jorge Pastrana, has disclosed that Cuba is offering six scholarships this year to Barbadians interested in studying medicine in that country. Additionally, two scholarships are available for postgraduate studies. He made the announcement during a courtesy call on minister […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, recently unveiled a new payment option that allows Amazon customers in Barbados to pay in local currency for their Amazon purchases. The new payment option enables customers who prefer to pay in cash to shop Amazon.com’s vast product selection. Western Union’s […]

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NASSAU, Bahamas — A record 6.6 million tourists visited The Bahamas in 2018, a 7.9 percent increase over the previous year. Additionally, Nassau experienced its largest increase in air arrivals in more than two decades, logging a 20.6 percent increase in inbound flight traffic. “The year 2018 was a very strong year for the tourism […]

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By Anthony L Hall Is to stop the dumping of waste in the Caribbean Sea. I advocate a pragmatic and parochial strategy for combating climate change. The adage “clean up your own back yard…” pretty much sums it up. Pursuant to this strategy, I have always championed conservation and anti-pollution measures. In doing so, I […]

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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Wednesday that it expected to be fined up to $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations. The penalty would be a record by the agency against a technology company and a sign that the United States was willing to punish big tech companies. The social network […]

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Sir Meredith Alister McIntyre was born in Grenada but for much of his life, dedicated to promoting the interests of the Caribbean, few knew his birth place. What they knew was that he belonged to a group of West Indian thinkers whose identity was West Indian and who worked assiduously in […]

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By Dr Neals J Chitan The article published May 31, 2017, by columnist Chris Weller in the London-based “Independent” publication was captioned “Dutch prisons closing because country is so safe.” In his article, Weller reported that 19 prisons were already closed in 2013 and that five more were slated for closing again by the summer […]

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Dear Sir: Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro has said he wants a million more people to join his civilian militia by the end of the year 2019. “With your rifles on your shoulders, be ready to defend the father-land and dig the furrow to plant the seeds to produce food for the community, for the people,” […]

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