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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Cayman National Corporation Ltd (CNC) has stated that the bank has not received any legal or real offer to purchase its shares other than the deal it has made with Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) Limited. Although a minority of the shareholders claim that they have pulled together […]

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DUBAI, UAE — More than 400 government and business leaders, key decision makers and investors from the UAE and Caribbean region gathered in Dubai for the first UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum where delegates explored bilateral business opportunities through a series of discussions, presentations, seminars, and business meetings. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE minister of state for international […]

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SAO PAOLO, Brazil — Thousands of Brazilians could be left without healthcare as Cuba begins pulling out 8,400 doctors who have been stationed in the country’s smallest and remotest towns for the past five years. In an official statement dated November 14, Havana announced it will end its agreement with Brazil as a response to […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) has approved a resolution to hold the next General Assembly of the Organization in Medellin, Colombia, on June 26, 27 and 28, 2019. In his presentation to the Council, the minister of foreign affairs of Colombia, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, highlighted the commitment […]

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MIAMI, USA — Recognizing the environmental and economic value of healthy coral reefs, and the dangers posed by warmer oceans and more intense hurricanes, a group of tourism-focused organizations have joined forces to help protect and regenerate Caribbean reefs. The nonprofit Tourism Cares, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and the Grupo Puntacana Foundation […]

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By Anthony L Hall I have been making this claim for decades. It’s based primarily on the fact that Frederick Douglass personified both the contradictions and promises that define America’s founding documents. And he did so like nobody else has or ever could. Unfortunately, even black historians have been so indoctrinated with white historiography, they invariably […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Local community enterprises are a powerful pathway to a blue economy that is inclusive and fair, environmentally sustainable and resilient. This was the message from a side event at the international Sustainable Blue Economy Conference held this week in Nairobi, Kenya by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI). The event […]

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Haiti continues to be an unsettled country politically. Demonstrations against successive governments have become almost normal, and so too, tragically, are the deaths associated with them. No one should be surprised at the continuous unrest in Haiti. It has been an impoverished country for too long, and it has been exploited […]

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Dear Sir: There is cause for great concern and alarm as it relates to the Dragon gas deal given the published revelations by Venezuelan Assembly member Carlos Valero that any treaty or contract signed between this country and Venezuela, which has not been ratified by the National Assembly, might not be honoured. This admission strongly […]

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Dear Sir: More hardship is in store for Petrotrin workers as once again this government has been caught trying to peddle untruths and misinformation to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago as it relates to the restructuring of Petrotrin given the latest concerns raised by Republic Bank, the trustees of the Petrotrin Employee Pension Plan […]

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