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ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar 20, CMC – A senior advisor to the Dominica government Wednesday warned of a possible erosion of Caribbean unity as he criticised the decision of United States President Donald Trump to meet with selected regional leaders on Friday to discuss issues ranging from Venezuela to Chinese economic intervention in the Caribbean. The ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 20, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting that St. Vincent and the Grenadines will attain two per cent economic growth in 2019. It said that economic activity in the country is expected to benefit from initiatives to improve competitiveness in agriculture and tourism, new construction work in hotel ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 20, CMC – The 57-year-old captain of a boat that sank in December last year resulting in the death of two people, has been fined J$400 (One Jamaica dollar=US$0.008 cents) after he pleaded guilty in court this week to four charges under the 1971 Harbours Act. Police said that Hurbert Dowie, who ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar. 20, CMC – Prime Minister Andrew Holness Wednesday announced the resignation of his Education, Youth and Information Minister, Ruel Reid, saying he had asked him to leave office so as to facilitate an investigation into allegations of corruption at the ministry. “This morning, I met with Minister Ruel Reid regarding certain allegations ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 20, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Wednesday announced it had entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the US-based Esri, which describes itself as the global leader in location intelligence. A statement by the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that under the agreement, Esri software will help CARICOM develop a foundational ...

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CNBC:-  Often touted for being highly nutritious, kale has joined the list of 11 other fruits and vegetables known to be “dirty,” according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group. The watchdog group publishes its “Dirty Dozen” list annually, in which it ranks the 12 produce items that contain the highest amount of pesticide […]

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 20, CMC – Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as well as the ongoing negotiations for a successor to the Cotonou Convention are among issues that will be discussed when ministers from the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) meet here on Thursday. The two-day 25th meeting of the Council of Ministers of ...

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NBC News:– Police body camera video shows the heroic moment four Iowa officers rescued three children from a fire in an Iowa apartment building after instructing their mother to drop them from a third-floor window. The video was released by the Des Moines Police Department praising officers Cole Johnson, Craig Vasquez, Tyler Kelley, and Casey Sanders […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 20, CMC – Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday criticised the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM0 over its position that fresh regional and general elections could most likely be held here in November this year. Jagdeo, speaking at a news conference here, said that the letter written by GECOM chairman, retired Justice James Patterson ...

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Jamaica Observer:–  For the most part, Buju Banton has been silent since his December 7 release from a US prison where he served a 10-year sentence on drug trafficking charges. In addition to his music, many of those who attended Saturday’s concert wanted to hear what the popular deejay had to say after time off […]

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