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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 30, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says chances of drought and recurrent dry spells during the peak of the dry season have increased as the weal El Niño conditions are forecast to persist until the end of April. El Niño refers to the large-scale ocean-atmosphere climate ...

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WASHINGTON, Jan 30, CMC – A study conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that the Bahamas would need to develop the work environment so as to ensure a significant number of educators and health care workers are employed by 2040. In the second issue of its series titled “The future of work ...

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jan 30, CMC – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines parliament Tuesday night approved the estimates of income and expenditure for the 2019 national budget with the government outlining measures to increase revenue from taxes, increase employment within the public service as well as revisit pension reform. Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves, who ...

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 30, CMC – Education Minister Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, has held talks with students who have been staging street demonstration demanding that the teachers at a secondary school in in Petit-Goâve return to the classrooms. The teachers at the Lycée Faustin Soulouque High School, who began their industrial action on ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 30, CMC – Prime Minister Mia Mottley is participating in the third meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, which ends later on Wednesday in Puerto Rico. A government statement said that Mottley, who was part of a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegation that visited the United Nations ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 30, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Wednesday confirmed that it is investigating the kidnapping of six fishermen allegedly by Venezuelan nationals, but said it would not comment on whether or not a US$200,000 ransom had been demanded. Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, speaking on a radio programme ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 30, CMC – The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) Wednesday announced the appointment of Jacqueline Dragone as its new executive director, saying she will be responsible for securing funding opportunities in the areas of HIV, gender -based violence, teenage pregnancy and cervical cancer. SCLAN said that the international development professional ...

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Jan 30, CMC – The President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Patricia Affonso-Dass, has hailed the diversity of the region as she called for it to be better known as the most welcoming region in the world. Addressing the 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing ...

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ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan 30, CMC – Dominica Wednesday thanked New Zealand for its continued commitment towards the development of the geothermal sector here as Wellington acknowledged that the two countries were exposed to similar challenges. President Charles Savarin, speaking at a ceremony where the New Zealand Ambassador to Dominica, Anton Ojala, presented his credentials, said ...

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CRFM Press Release:–  The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agence (JICA), […]

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