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St Kitts-Nevis PM calls for more integrated regional approach

St Kitts-Nevis PM calls for more integrated regional approach

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Chairman of the board of governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Timothy Harris, prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, has suggested that Caribbean countries should take a fresh look at a more integrated approach to tackling the region’s...

Court cuts down gratuity claimed by former Antigua-Barbuda governor general

Antigua & Barbuda

Court cuts down gratuity claimed by former Antigua-Barbuda governor general ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In his first public act since gaining the leadership of the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), attorney Harold Lovell representing Dame Louise Lake-Tack in the former governor general’s claim for gratuity, was dealt a defeat in the High Court of Justice on Thursday afternoon.

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Personal story reflects questionable Haitian immigration policy in Turks and Caicos

Turks & Caicos Islands

Personal story reflects questionable Haitian immigration policy in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- In mid May, a young Haitian woman and her ten-year-old daughter found that, after five years of legal residency in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), due to government policy they had to return to Haiti to join her siste’rs family struggling in Haiti to survive. She did not want...

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Islamic bloc congratulates Guyana on successful election

Guyana

Islamic bloc congratulates Guyana on successful election JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- In a press release from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the OIC secretary general Iyad Ameen Madani, has congratulated the people of Guyana on the success of the general and regional elections held on May 11, 2015.  Madani noted that the OIC dispatched...

Nevis still enthusiatic about geothermal, says energy minister

St Kitts & Nevis

Nevis still enthusiatic about geothermal, says energy minister CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (WINN) -- Nevis Energy Minister Alexis Jeffers has appealed to the public to be patient as the Nevis Island Administration works on making geothermal energy a reality. Jeffers said some progress is being made in developing geothermal sources. Both the previous Nevis...

UN experts condemn Canada's deportation of Jamaican man with mental disability

Jamaica

UN experts condemn Canada's deportation of Jamaican man with mental disability GENEVA, Switzerland -- After examining the case, a United Nations Committee has found that Canada’s deportation of a Jamaican man with a mental disability who had spent much of his life in Canada amounted to cruel and inhuman treatment, effectively leaving him without medical and family support.

Former president's supporters threaten Panamanian journalists

Panama

Former president's supporters threaten Panamanian journalists PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Journalists in Panama have been warned not to write any negative articles about former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli, although he is facing no less than 12 separate criminal cases, that are all being handled by anti-corruption prosecutors. These threats are...

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No zika virus cases in the Caribbean to date, says Barbados health ministry

Barbados

No zika virus cases in the Caribbean to date, says Barbados health ministry BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The ministry of health in Barbados has assured the public that there are no suspected cases of the zika virus in the Caribbean to date.  The ministry, however, remains in communication with regional and international stakeholders in order to ensure a timely and...

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Jamaica spa association launched

Jamaica

Jamaica spa association launched KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Chairman of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Professor Winston Davidson praised the formation of the Jamaica Spa Association (JSA) at the body’s launch on Tuesday at the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) Business Auditorium. Davidson spoke to spa operators...

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Intruder chased off boat moored in Guadeloupe marina

Guadeloupe

Intruder chased off boat moored in Guadeloupe marina MARINA BAS DU FORT, Guadeloupe -- In the third such incident this year at the Marina Bas du Fort in Guadeloupe, an intruder was chased off a boat moored at the marina in the early hours of the morning on May 8, Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) reported. “At 1 am May 8, 2015, while stern-to at the Marina...

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Americans weigh in on Cuba travel in nationwide survey

Travel

Americans weigh in on Cuba travel in nationwide survey PLYMOUTH, USA -- The move to normalize relations with Cuba will have a direct impact on Americans seeking to vacation legally on the island nation – just as they can in other parts of the Caribbean or Mexico. However, in the newest Travel Leaders Group travel survey, a mere 8.8% of those polled...

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EarthTalk: Where will be the best places to live if global warming gets the best of us?

Climate

EarthTalk: Where will be the best places to live if global warming gets the best of us? If temperatures around the globe continue to rise in the face of human-induced climate change as climatologists expect, some of the world’s most populous areas could become uninhabitable. Rising sea levels will flood out coastal areas, while increasing drought will make survival in already arid areas difficult.

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Commentary: The View from Europe: Selling the authentic Caribbean

Opinion

Commentary: The View from Europe: Selling the authentic Caribbean After years idling in the doldrums, visitor arrivals to some parts of the region are increasing rapidly, travellers are spending more, and the yield for hoteliers is improving. Moreover, as demand soars it is getting much harder for visitors to find a quality hotel room in the high season at short notice.

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Commentary: What does a state need?

Opinion

Commentary: What does a state need? Several problems are emerging in the world that leave numerous unanswered questions. Case in point, the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), Vladimir Putin’s belligerent movement against Crimea, and the uncontrollable crime rate, specifically in Central America. These incidents...

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Commentary: Hearing the Guyanese people's voice

Opinion

Commentary: Hearing the Guyanese people's voice For several days after the Guyanese general election on May 11, speculation swirled regarding the outcome. However, it became clear, not just by the estimation of the opposition Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change that it had won, but by the increasingly petulant and forlorn demands...

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Letter: Regarding finishing the work of Maurice Bishop

Letters

Letter: Regarding finishing the work of Maurice Bishop A nasty little propagandist and ULP political activist and determined liar, who hides behind the name Vinciman, loves to try and prove wrong is right. Every time anyone writes anything that has Ralph Gonsalves name embedded or mentioned in it. He attacks the writer, calls out a lot of nasty names and...

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