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US sanctions 13 senior Venezuelan officials

US sanctions 13 senior Venezuelan officials

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Trump administration has announced new sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela's government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, apparently seeking to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a...

Trinidad and Tobago and the US reaffirm commitment to counter violent extremism

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago and the US reaffirm commitment to counter violent extremism PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and of the United States have once again reaffirmed their commitment to support and collaborate with each other aggressively to treat with the evolving phenomenon of violent extremism and transnational crime. This demonstration...

Jamaican scientist's marijuana-based anti-cancer drug is now FDA approved

Jamaica

Jamaican scientist's marijuana-based anti-cancer drug is now FDA approved KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted orphan drug approval for Chrysoeriol, a cannabis-based drug used to treat acute myeloid leukaemia, which was developed by Jamaican scientist Dr Henry Lowe. Lowe founded Medicanja Ltd -- described as “Jamaica's...

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Antigua-Barbuda sign agreement with Airbnb

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua-Barbuda sign agreement with Airbnb NEW YORK, USA -- The Antigua and Barbuda ministry of tourism, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and Airbnb have signed an agreement to help drive diversified and sustainable tourism to the islands and begin dialogue about a framework for taxation on accommodation. This is intended...

ECCU financial sector remains stable; improved performance expected to continue in 2017

OECS

ECCU financial sector remains stable; improved performance expected to continue in 2017 BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) reported during its 88th meeting, held in Dominica on Friday, July 21, that the financial system of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) remained stable for the year 2016, with improved performance...

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CDB approves funding to enhance regional emergency response procedures

Features

CDB approves funding to enhance regional emergency response procedures BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to assist with the review and strengthening of emergency response procedures in participating states. Daniel Best, director of projects...

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US Coast Guard investigates boating collision in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

US Coast Guard investigates boating collision in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The US Coast Guard is investigating a collision between a recreational boat and a commercial passenger vessel that occurred on Tuesday night just off “Isla Magueyes” in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard Watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a radio call on VHF...

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CXC launches mobile app

Education

CXC launches mobile app BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) launched its first mobile App – CXC Connect – on Wednesday in Barbados. Speaking about the need for the CXC App, registrar of CXC, Glenroy Cumberbatch explained, “Increasingly, more of CXC stakeholders are using their mobile...

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Music royalty and Raging Fyah figure prominently at Reggae on the Mountain 2017

Entertainment

Music royalty and Raging Fyah figure prominently at Reggae on the Mountain 2017 TOPANGA, USA -- When Yellowman, the perennially provocative “King of Dancehall Music”, pointed at the assembled crowd at this year’s eighth annual Reggae on the Mountain (July 22-23) in California, “nobody move, nobody get hurt” – a historic refrain in music history, rang out – echoing throughout...

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Commentary: It's happening in Venezuela; at least we can all agree!

Opinion

Commentary: It's happening in Venezuela; at least we can all agree! In response to the Venezuelan ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Raúl LiCausi, I’m thrilled at the notion that the ambassador saw fit to respond to my submission on the state of his country. To me, and several other observers, we claimed it to be a failing state at worst and...

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Commentary: 'Community Policing': An antidote for crime reduction in St. Kitts-Nevis

Opinion

Commentary: 'Community Policing': An antidote for crime reduction in St. Kitts-Nevis What went wrong with our lovely Caribbean islands? Places that were known as the safest and most relaxing destinations with the friendliest and most welcoming people in the western hemisphere are now tipping the crime scales and registering ridiculous homicide rates. I remember as a teenager in the...

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Commentary: Venezuela turmoil implies an uncertain future for ALBA

Opinion

Commentary: Venezuela turmoil implies an uncertain future for ALBA The declared exit of Venezuela from the Organization of American States (OAS), the suspension of Venezuela from Mercosur in 2016 for its failure to “conform” to the bloc’s “democratic principles,” and the unification of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in defiance of a United States...

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Letter: Dialogue with UN advisory mission concerning the Belize-Guatemala referendum

Letters

Letter: Dialogue with UN advisory mission concerning the Belize-Guatemala referendum The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) takes this opportunity to thank the UNDP for affording the opportunity to dialogue with its UN Advisory Mission that is currently in country, concerning the upcoming referendum with Guatemala.  We welcome the inclusion of the UN in the process and respect the purview...

Letter: In response to Transparencia Venezuela

Letters

Let it be known that a vast majority of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica are solidly opposed to the supportive actions of Prime Minister Skerrit. We, the People’s Party of Dominica, are dismayed at the outcome of the OAS vote in June, and we fail to comprehend how...

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