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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — The St Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament is expected to approve, on Thursday, laws establishing a medical marijuana industry in the country. The bills are expected to become law amidst concerns among three groups involved in the review of the draft legislation — growers, the Christian Council, and the parliamentary […]

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Barbados Today:-  Agricultural powerhouse Suriname is offering land to Barbadians interested in farming, the Prime Minister said Sunday. She told journalists that on her recent visit to Suriname, she signed an economic, technical and cooperation agreement with the Dutch-speaking CARICOM member state, which, in addition to other provisions, outlined the fact that the South American government […]

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BBC:-  A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Trump to deny asylum to migrants crossing the southern US border illegally. US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued the temporary restraining order after hearing arguments by civil rights groups. Mr Trump signed the order earlier this month in response to the […]

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Barbados Today:-  Prime Minister Mia Mottley this evening said that the Government’s restructuring exercise was affected by “sabotage”, but served notice that the order would be restored. Reiterating that she was “deeply disappointed” in how the retrenchment exercise was being carried out, Mottley said “she was satisfied that there was an element of sabotage in respect […]

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Saint Lucia police are investigating the discovery of the body of a male individual in a ravine at Monchy. Photos that have been circulating on social media show a shirtless, barefooted man lying face down. The discovery of the body was made Monday, a law enforcement official told St Lucia Times. There are no further […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia — The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) will on Tuesday, before the commencement of Parliament, deliver to the Clerk of Parliament a copy of a no confidence motion in the prime minister and minister of finance, Allen Chastanet. It is expected that […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade ministers, meeting in Georgetown, Guyana, on November 15 and 16, 2018, at the 47th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), re-iterated the Caribbean Community’s support for the rules-based, multilateral trading system embodied in the World Trade Organization (WTO). They viewed with great concern the […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the government of Barbados have formalized a historic loan agreement for US$100 million to support the Barbados Economic and Recovery Transformation (BERT) Plan. Having pledged the IDB’s support to the Barbados government during an official visit in June 2018, IDB president, Luis Alberto Moreno, returned to […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — As a major two-year initiative to train public servants throughout the Caribbean winds down, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is setting its focus on continuing the momentum digitally. Word of this is coming from Dr Darran Newman, division chief of CDB’s Technical Cooperation […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Technical experts involved in the production of crime and criminal justice statistics in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will benefit from capacity building at a regional workshop to be held on 21-23 November 2018, at the Community’s headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The workshop is an activity of the crime and violence prevention and […]

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