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By Wellington C Ramos Caribbean News Now contributor BELMOPAN, Belize – In the Referendum Election held in Belize, Wednesday May 8, 2019, approximately 65 percent of the registered voters or 148,500 cast their vote. The results were yes-53,388 and no-43,029, out of 96,417 of the total votes that were cast. This turnout percentage was even […]
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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – CARICOM trade ministers meeting in Guyana on April 29 approved a range of recommendations aimed at positioning the region’s rum industry to take advantage of the global market better. The measures address a host of domestic and international issues that affect the competitiveness of the industry, which is considered the region’s premier […]
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By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England – An interim statement released by Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) chairman and former Bahamas prime minister, Hubert Ingraham, laid out the group’s initial observations. Ingraham described the vote as “credible, transparent and inclusive.” The results revealed that 55,388 people voted yes (or 55.37 percent) and 43,028 voted no […]
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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –– The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), in collaboration with Montserrat stakeholders, have created a new video entitled “Our Changing Fisheries: Voices from Montserrat.” The video features local voices and perspectives from fisherfolks, coastal and marine resource users on changes being experienced in Montserrat’s fisheries sector, in the context of climate […]
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AUSTIN, USA – The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is partnering with two Caribbean universities on the dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago to create a new clean industry that will store greenhouse gasses underground and eliminate the country’s contribution to human-induced climate change. The nation has strong incentives to mitigate climate change. Surrounded […]
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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com BASSETERRE, St Kitts – The arrest of Alki David by the anti-narcotics unit of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) at RLB International Airport on May 9, 2019, on three warrants for drug importation, possession and intent to supply, “stemmed from a […]
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By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA – Representatives Eliot Engel, Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Michael McCaul, its ranking Republican, recently introduced the United States–Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act, which supports the people of Central America and strengthens US national security by addressing the root causes of migration from […]
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SANTIAGO, Chile – As the world’s largest exporter, and second largest producer of bananas and tropical fruits, Latin America and the Caribbean is particularly well positioned to benefit from the foreseen growth in international demand for these products, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) market projections reveal. According to FAO’s latest food outlook, the region’s […]
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(PRESS RELEASE) — U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Castries, Saint Lucia on May 11, 2019. The Administrator met with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to discuss shared challenges and opportunities to strengthen the bilateral relationship with St. Lucia on topics such as economic prosperity, youth development, education, and resiliency. Both leaders expressed ...

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