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By Melanius Alphonse In what has been previously described as the “liquidation of the nation”, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) could end up owning nine or ten properties in Saint Lucia, including a new Sandals project on hold, pending the outcome of legal action, filed shortly after the company broke ground on the Pigeon Island site […]

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By Rebecca Theodore Since winning one of the most controversial elections Brazil has ever faced, far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro has started a new age of Brazilian diplomacy and foreign policy in Latin America. While many political scientists believe, that, Bolsonaro is a singular phenomenon in Latin America and Caribbean politics, accumulating evidence suggests, that, the […]

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Dear Sir: I note that the Honourable Chief Justice has promptly clarified that Justice of Appeal Allan Mendonca was responsible for the rostering of judges for the appeals in the election petitions. Based upon the release issued I note that the panels were selected by Justice Mendonca “with the concurrence of the Chief Justice” and […]

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Dear Sir: Let’s face it, from the very beginning, People’s Party of Dominica (P-POD) has been a different kind of politics. One of balance, one of positive action, one of integrity — one committed to the inclusive and sustainable growth and development of our country and the advancement of its people. From its inception, PPOD […]

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Dear Sir: Newsday has published an article by one Emir Crowne that lumped me together with the government and others under the deliberately inflammatory headline ‘Attacking Journalists’, in which he talks about the importance of the media, but neither Crowne nor Newsday sought to get any input or comment from me, again proving the point […]

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Dear Sir: As a former Navy enlisted man and an officer, I am concerned with the threat to national security posed by President Trump. His attacks on our intelligence agencies and cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin are un-American. Recently Trump dismissed the input of his intelligence chiefs about the threats posed by Russia, China, North […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA — Foreign Policy Magazine, which is “devoted to the coverage of global affairs”, has published an infographic that purports to depict global allegiances in the Venezuela crisis. The infographic, curiously, singles out three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations — St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Suriname — and […]

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GENEVA, Switzerland — The situation for ordinary Venezuelans is increasingly critical but the United Nations remains committed to providing humanitarian support, based on “need, and need alone”, said a senior aid official on Friday. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, the UN’s aid coordinating branch, OCHA, underlined that it was observing developments at Venezuela’s border with […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is ramping up its research activity to help regional governments better tackle challenges related to environmental sustainability, economic and fiscal resilience, and implementation. CDB’s director of economics, Dr Justin Ram, announced this at the Bank’s annual news conference, held in Barbados. “Taking it a step further, this […]

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DENVER, USA — The first Caribbean-controlled hemp and cannabis producer CBDXR launched on the Over the Counter (OTC) market on December 28, 2018, in a history making venture with American Hemp Ventures Inc. (AMHV), whose mission is to become the preeminent integrated “seed-to-sale” hemp company that starts on the farm and delivers to the table […]

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