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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com PANAMA CITY, Panama — Chinese President Xi-Jinping arrived in Panama this weekend to pursue further talks of mutual cooperation between Panama and China. However, tensions over China’s control and influence over the region have been placed first and foremost, as Panama has been a recently contested […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A special two-day meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government in Port of Spain, Trinidad, addressing the rate of implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and making sure its benefits are available for CARICOM nationals, wrapped up on Tuesday with the […]

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Ten months after taking leader of the opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, to court challenging his constitutional right to sit in parliament while holding a diplomatic passport issued by Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis’ attorney general, Vincent Byron, has asked for another adjournment of the matter. Byron filed the case in February […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) entered the 24th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 24), which opened on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, with unified negotiating positions, conscious that global climate change not only threatens the environment but also has deleterious consequences to […]

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RABAT, Morocco — Diplomats from OECS member states recently completed a two-week training programme in international diplomacy and foreign policy in the Moroccan capital of Rabat. The main objective of the programme was the strengthening of capacity within the foreign ministries of member states, and participants were exposed to a range of issues in the […]

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By Robertson S. Henry KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — On Monday November 19, 2018, an extensive presentation was made by Professor David Berry of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. Berry is one of the foremost regional authorities on international law, and his presentation covered the international legal obligations of St Vincent and […]

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By Daphne Ewing-Chow and Iris Monnereau BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The massive influx of sargassum seaweed to Caribbean waters, since 2011, has had a number of negative touch points on the fisheries value chain, resulting in a catastrophic hit to the livelihoods of Caribbean fisherfolk, particularly in the harvest sector. In spite of impressive demonstrations of […]

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When they hear of Mexico, most people think of tacos, tequila, Spring Break, Cinco de Mayo, and similar delicious or entertaining things that have seeped out of the country and into the global consciousness. They certainly don’t think of Hollywood filmmakers and actors, even if there are many of them at both sides of the […]

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The Saint Lucia Social and Economic Labs have now gone through the pre-lab phase of focus group discussions on the six key priority areas for government, the National Competitiveness and Productivity Unit has reported. The key priority areas comprise Tourism, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Education and Crime. The Economic Labs initiative is a new approach government has […]

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