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In Caribbean nations like Saint Lucia that are heavily dependent on tourism for economic stability, a lot goes into glossing up images to attract tourists. The photos range from happy children to smiling waiters and cheery vendors. It is a concept of eternal happiness that permeates throughout, an idea that there is no worry of poverty, homelessness or destitution.

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NBC News:- Mental health issues have risen significantly over the last decade and the rise of digital media may be one reason why, according to  a national survey released Thursday. The research, published by the American Psychological Association, found sharp increases in the number of young adults and adolescents who reported experiencing negative psychological symptoms — […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 17, CMC – Police are investigating the death of 46-year-old British sub-contractor, Paul Anthony Clifford, who fell 70 feet to his death on Saturday. Police said that Clifford fell from the roof of the Portvale Sugar Factory in the western central part of the island. Clifford had been hired by a local ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 17, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says despite projections of deceleration in global economic activity, the 2019 economic outlook for its borrowing member countries (BMC) is positive. “CDB is projecting that real GDP (gross domestic product) growth will be 2.1 per cent, as construction, tourism, and the extractive industries, ...

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BRADES, Montserrat, Mar 17, CMC – A judge with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court was among six women honoured here on Saturday night for their “selfless contribution and commitment to the development and advancement of Montserrat”. Justice Esco Henry, received the second highest national award – the Order of Excellence – at the 5th National ...

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BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe, Mar 17, CMC – The chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says he has held talks with Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne regarding the issue involving the Florida-based Carnival Cruise Lines. Gonsalves, who chaired the special two-day OECS summit here last week, told ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 17, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) formalising a partnership towards improved research and training on public health priorities affecting people in the region. UWI said that the MOU was signed by its Vice-Chancellor, ...

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