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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 6, CMC – A senior Barbados government minister says entrepreneurship in the region must be bolstered through a renewed willingness to fully explore the potentialities of all available resources, inclusive of labour, technology, capital and intellectual capacity. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, said also that at-risk youth, especially ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 6, CMC – The Jamaica government says while the ban on single use plastics serves to mitigate some of the country’s waste management challenges, it is not a panacea. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, told the Senate that efforts would continue to strengthen ...

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CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA Feb 6–, the recently launched website featuring events and festivals scheduled throughout the Caribbean Wednesday announced their partnership with LIAT, the Caribbean airline and the region’s leading carrier serving 15 destinations. This partnership is timely as the calendar of Caribbean events and festivals have grown significantly and the Caribbean Tourism Organosation (CTO) […]

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The death has occurred of Ron Savory, the Guyanese artist long resident in Saint Lucia. According to family members he had been ailing for a while, though still up and about. He died on Monday morning. I last saw him, not that long ago, as we waved at each other going in and out of […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua — In a letter on Tuesday to David Parks, managing director, Caribbean East, of the Bank of Nova Scotia in Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne described Scotiabank’s agreement to sell its local banking operations to Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) without consultation with […]

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The Anguillan:–  An Acting High Court Judge has been sworn in to serve in the Anguilla Circuit of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, following the retirement and departure of Justice Cheryl Mathurin. The newcomer is Justice Shawn Innocent whose previous position was Magistrate in the British Virgin Islands. The oaths of appointment and allegiance were administered […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — In apparent belated recognition that the safeguards for real estate investors in the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment (CBI) programme are inadequate, attorney general Vincent Byron, while speaking at a meeting with economic citizens and agents in Dubai last week, revealed that the government […]

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BBC:-  A groom and his best man have been killed in Ethiopia in an apparent accident involving a grenade belonging to the groom, local officials say. The grenade exploded after a traditional 10-day honeymoon celebration, during which the best man is expected to entertain the newlyweds. The bride was not present when the grenade went off. […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Despite the Guyana government’s legal challenge to the unexpected result of the December 21, 2018, no-confidence vote, the opposition party‘s motion stands. When Charandass Persaud, a member of parliament aligned with Alliance for Change (AFC) (one of the political parties that comprise the governing coalition) crossed the floor and voted in favour […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The suspension of prosecutorial services to St Kitts and Nevis Magistrate Donna Harris’s court by the director of public prosecutions (DPP) Valston Graham has been lifted and normal court services were due to resume on Wednesday. Graham and Harris met with acting Chief Magistrate Renold Benjamin […]

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