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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) – The newfound unity in the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly with unanimous support of the premier’s decision to appeal the chief justice’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage began to crack on Friday. The first signs that not all members are equally behind the homophobia that has been dominating proceedings over the […]

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — European foreign ministers have again rejected the US embargo against Cuba during a meeting of the foreign affairs council held in Luxembourg, chaired by the head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini. Prensa Latina agency cited a press release in which the ministers ratified the European bloc’s opposition to the extraterritorial application […]

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The United States has announced that the British Acteon Group, a provider of submarine services in the oil and gas industry, will have to pay US$227,500 for alleged violations of the blockade on Cuba. Prensa Latina reported that, on Thursday, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Treasury department […]

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MONTREAL, Canada – Dominica has now become the 193rd member state of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following its official adherence to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (the Chicago Convention). Dominica deposited its notification of adherence to the convention March 14, 2019, and its ICAO member state status became effective 30 days after […]

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By Shamkoe Pile BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The temporary suspension by Barbados on the importation and licensing of remotely piloted aircraft systems, also known as unmanned aircraft systems or drones, has been extended for an additional 12 months, which took effect April 1. According to the ministry of tourism and international transport, the cabinet of […]

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NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas delivered strong economic performance in 2018, supported by sound macroeconomic policies and progress on fiscal reforms. With downside risks prevailing, maintaining this positive momentum requires broad-based reforms to strengthen institutions, improve competitiveness and external accounts, and bring public debt on a downward path. The 2019 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) […]

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By Spence Finlayson When I first started speaking as a motivational speaker some 30-plus years ago in my native Bahamas, I was told by many persons that I sounded like African-American Motivational Speaker, Les Brown. It was flattering, but I did not try to copy his style. We all bring certain unique gifts to this […]

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By Adrian Loveridge As our days as active, hands-on hoteliers conclude, it is, perhaps, time to reflect on our 30-year journey and to acknowledge and personally thank some of the many people who have helped make our seemingly impossible dream, a working reality. By the time we completed the purchase of the then derelict Arawak […]

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