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BASSETERRE, St Kitts – The countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) dropped to number 50 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). According to Reporters Without Borders, the OECS has fallen 15 places from its ranking of 35 in 2018. The […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s destination marketing organization, announced the rollout of Puerto Rico’s brand campaign: “Have We Met Yet?” focusing on “the hospitable and welcoming nature of the island’s people.” By posing the question “Have We Met Yet?” the campaign seeks to reintroduce the island to the world and […]

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ST THOMAS, USVI – Demand for travel to the US Virgin Islands is surging, the department of tourism reports after meeting airline officials on the mainland last week. After talks with United Airlines in Chicago and American Airlines in Dallas respectively, tourism commissioner designee Joseph Boschulte said there had been strong demand for seats to […]

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By David Jessop Just before Easter, the Trump administration announced multiple new sanctions on Cuba. In doing so, senior US officials made clear that Washington was not just trying to break Havana’s close economic and political ties with Venezuela but intended the measures to bring about fundamental political change. It is a position that stands […]

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By Drexwell Seymour I believe by now everyone knows that my favourite place in the world is the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Naturally, there are times when I get frustrated with the way things are done in this country and I feel like packing up and moving away but I concluded that no matter […]

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By Karl Salmon My first informal lesson in black history was as an infant sitting with my parents on Saturdays in the family room digesting a steady diet of North American adventure movies starring white explorers in Africa encountering and defending themselves against uncivilised black cannibals living in the jungle. This formative impression of black […]

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By Melissa Martin PhD “To escape and sit quietly on the beach, that’s my idea of paradise,” declared Emilia Wickstead. Plan a family trip and enjoy the journey, ahh. Savour the scenery. Make some memories. Get out last year’s swimsuit, oh, too small. Not enough time nor motivation to lose the belly bulge, so suck […]

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Dear Sir: I just watched a video of hundreds of high-powered weapons recovered from a house in Chaguanas, but people more concerned about commissioner of police, Gary Griffith going onstage with Buju. Let’s ask the question, stunts aside; do you think he is a capable commissioner? Do you have faith in him to do the […]

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Dear Sir: After observing the modus operandi of the two major political parties in Trinidad and Tobago, I am inclined to ask is there a hidden manager dictating the operations of those in government? How else can one explain that in an atmosphere of rising criminal activity in our communities, both parties when in government […]

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Dear Sir: It was recently reported that EOG Resources Ltd, a well-established oil and gas extractor, is currently enjoying an unprecedented 64 percent increase in the price this nation (NGC) must pay for natural gas compared to the 2016 contracted price. This sudden exorbitant 64 percent price increase is raising the alarm because NGC is […]

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