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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia — A motion of no confidence in Saint Lucia’s prime minister and minister of finance, Allen Chastanet, brought by leader of the parliamentary opposition and leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Philip J Pierre, has been placed on the order paper […]

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BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) — 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 […]

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ROSEAU, Dominica — In December, Dominica’s energy minister, Ian Douglas, addressed the government’s plans to build a geothermal plant in the third quarter of 2019. Construction will be set on the outskirts of the capital city of Roseau. It hopes to power 23,000 homes with clean geothermal energy, which represents approximately 90% of the entire […]

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ESSEX VALLEY, Jamaica — On January 16, the prime minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, officially launched the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project, which will provide reliable irrigation to 700 hectares of arable land in Essex Valley, St Elizabeth. This has been made possible through grant funding of £35.5 million (JMD5.75 billion) from the UK Department […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) has welcomed the approval in the National Congress of Honduras of the constitutional reform that begins the path of electoral reforms in the country. This is an important first step for the holding of free, fair and transparent elections. The OAS highlighted […]

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Dr Denzil Douglas, the former prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, asked an interesting question recently. What, he asked, has happened to the Ritz-Carlton in the country? It appears that it, along with other top brands, have lost interest in developing projects in St Kitts and Nevis. Could the answer lie in the prime […]

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By David Jessop Last Wednesday Juan Guaidó, the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, took an informal oath of office and declared himself the country’s interim president. In a choreographed response the United States and a number of other hemispheric countries including Canada, Brazil and Argentina recognised him as such. The response of other nations was […]

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