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Press Release:-   The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt Inc. (Bitt) have signed a contract to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The watershed contract was signed on 21 February at the ECCB’s headquarters in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis. […]

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The National Principals’ Association (NPA) and the Saint Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) have both criticized the Ministry of Education’s rush to scrap corporal punishment in schools. At a joint news conference Wednesday, the Presidents of both organisations flatly denied assertions by the ministry that there had been consultation on the move. They indicated that principals […]

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Guyana Chronicle:-  GUYANA has recorded 400 cases of sexual abuse against children in just three months, a figure which Resident UNICEF Representative, Sylvie Fouet says is alarming. Fouet was at the time speaking at the launch of the Forensic Psychology and Sexual Offences Special Training Series which was coordinated by the Supreme Court, University of Guyana […]

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Antigua Observer:-  Retired Justice Albert Redhead died on March 4 after a brief period of illness in Antigua, plunging the legal fraternity here and across the Eastern Caribbean into mourning. Described as a “powerhouse” by many, Justice Redhead has worked at all levels of the judiciary within the region. Sitting High Court adjudicator Justice Keith Thom […]

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Jamaica Observer:-  THE Government confirmed yesterday that the increasing use of the free WhatsApp messenger by mobile phone users continues to be reflected in drops in telephone call tax revenues. Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke admitted to the loss in revenue, in responding to Opposition spokesman on finance Mark Golding’s questions […]

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New York Post:–  The Norwegian Cruise Line is blaming a strong, sudden gust of wind for tilting the Norwegian Escape on Sunday night, an incident reportedly responsible for injuring multiple passengers. “Just before midnight on Sunday, March 3, Norwegian Escape encountered unexpected weather in the form of a sudden, extreme gust of wind, estimated at […]

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Press Release:-  The National Conservation Authority (NCA), in partnership with the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), arranged a viewing of “Blue Planet: Our Ocean” to launch environmental clubs in in schools around the island. The initiative is part of a campaign titled “Protecting Paradise: A Beach Education and Action Campaign.” The objective of the campaign is […]

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BBC News:-  A man has been mauled to death by a lion caged at his family home in the eastern Czech Republic. Michal Prasek owned the nine-year-old big cat and another lioness for breeding, reportedly drawing concern from local residents. Mr Prasek’s father found his body in the lion’s cage and told local media it had […]

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Health officials have issued a Dengue alert amid reported deaths on neighboring island; Martinique. The alert comes after advisories from the Pan American Health Organization and the Caribbean Public Health Agency.  
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