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By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has encouraged residents in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) to remain calm, following the news of an agreement that will see Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited acquire the Bank of Nova Scotia’s operations in nine Caribbean territories. The territories […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have both made financial commitments towards the Cayman Islands’ controversial cruise berthing project, the territory’s government has revealed. The tourism ministry said it is now in a position to issue the final tender documents to the shortlisted bidders, only one of which is […]

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuba is immersed in an unprecedented economic battle, amidst the tense financial situation it faces, worsened by the aggressiveness of the United States, said President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Thursday in Guantanamo. Summarizing the visit of the Council of Ministers to Guantánamo to evaluate the progress of socio-economic programs in the province, […]

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Rayneau Rentals and sales has been appointed the dealership for Hyundai Heavy Equipment, and held a ceremony at its new location in Vide Boutielle to officially launch this new dealership. Simultaneously, the new Rayneau Rentals and Sales outlet was officially opened. The opening of Rayneau Rentals and sales solidifies the long-held vision and strategy of …
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SAN IGNACIO, Belize (CCCCC) — The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), in collaboration with the governments of Belize and Italy, held a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a community multi-purpose emergency centre (CMEC) in San Ignacio, Belize, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The project “Reducing the Carbon Footprint of San Ignacio and […]

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By Julia Rawlins-Bentham BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The government of Barbados said it remains committed to the development of the Blue Economy, as the ocean has been identified as the “life blood” of the planet. Minister of maritime affairs and the blue economy, Kirk Humphrey, emphasized the government’s commitment to the process as he addressed […]

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[Press Release] Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet is attending the 18 th Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, from December 3-6, 2018. This Special Meeting was agreed to at the July CARICOM session in Jamaica and …
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By Wellington C. Ramos When the British conquered and demolished our nation in “Yurumein”, now known as St Vincent and the Grenadines, in 1796, we were independent, self-reliant and controlling our own destinies. This was after fighting several wars against the French and the British for many years to avoid slavery, subjugation and control over […]

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By Ambassador Bader Almatrooshi On April 9, 2018, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was announced as the world’s largest donor of official development aid (ODA), relative to its gross national income, for the fifth consecutive year. According to a report by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UAE gave US$5.26 billion […]

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