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(SNO) — Saint Lucia is among countries where a woman is more likely to be a manager than a man, activist Zanda Desir has said. Desir is a Women Deliver young leader and #NotAskingForIt campaign activist, who was born and raised in Saint Lucia. She told the Jamaica Observer’s All Women feature recently that there is ...

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Customs agents have seized the biggest shipment of cocaine recovered at the ports of New York and New Jersey in 25 years. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 3,200 pounds of the drug in 60 packages were seized at Port New York/Newark on Feb. 28. The street value is estimated at ...

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, Mar 11, CMC – Premier David Burt has offered condolences to a Kenyan man working in Bermuda, who lost five family members in Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian jetliner. The plane was en route from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, when it crashed six minutes after take-off, killing ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 11, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque has held talks with Mexico’s Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, on the “current worrying situation in Venezuela,” according to a statement issued by the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat. It said that la Rocque had travelled to the third largest country in Latin America last ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 11, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has unveiled a five-year strategic plan that will among other things strengthen its bonds with people of the region and advance the rule of law. The 2019-24 strategic plan with the theme, “Unlocking Potential,” includes a new mission, vision and ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 11, CMC – Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth George is warning that by 2030 an estimated 87 per cent of Barbadians will die from non-communicable diseases (NCD) and that the authorities are devising a strategy to deal with the situation. He told the Barbados National Registry’s 10th anniversary extravaganza that on average, ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 11, CMC – Chief Justice, Bryan Sykes, says unnecessary court delays will not be accommodated, saying the judiciary “must get to the point where matters begin on the day it is listed to begin” as he moves to implement measures that will make the courts here the best in the world in ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 11, CMC – The Guyana Press Association (GPA) says it condemns the “continued’ attacks on media professionals by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, saying that its views these attacks “as encouraging threats to the lives and livelihoods of our media professionals and media houses”. In a statement, the GPA said that the latest ...

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NASSAU, Bahamas, Mar 11, CMC – The Bahamas government on Monday denied reports circulating on social media that it was engaged in a land-grab policy, insisting that “these reports are completely fictitious”. “The government’s position on developing a modern land registry and improving access to Crown Land in The Bahamas is a matter of public ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 11, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Monday extended condolences to the families of those killed on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight on Sunday and said that while it currently uses Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft it “stands by its commitment to put the safety of its passengers, crew ...

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