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Caricom’s Energy-Efficient Building Code Could Be Tough Sell

By Jewel Fraser PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Caribbean Community (Caricom) states are in the process of formulating an energy efficiency building code for the region that would help reduce CO2 emissions, but implementation of the code may depend heavily on moral suasion for its success. Fulgence St. Prix, technical officer for standards at Caricom Regional Organisation for Standards and ...

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Caricom’s Energy-Efficient Building Code Could Be Tough Sell

By Jewel Fraser PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Caribbean Community (Caricom) states are in the process of formulating an energy efficiency building code for the region that would help reduce CO2 emissions, but implementation of the code may depend heavily on moral suasion for its success. Fulgence St. Prix, technical officer for standards at Caricom Regional Organisation for Standards and ...

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One Killed, Three Injured In Explosion At RUI Montego Bay Hotel

KINGSTON, Jamaica – One man was killed and four injured in an explosion at the RIU Montego Bay Hotel in the western parish of St. James on Thursday. The Jamaica Fire Brigade reports the explosion happened in the main boiler room of the hotel. The public relations officer of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emeleo Ebanks, said the cause of the ...

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One Killed, Three Injured In Explosion At RUI Montego Bay Hotel

KINGSTON, Jamaica – One man was killed and four injured in an explosion at the RIU Montego Bay Hotel in the western parish of St. James on Thursday. The Jamaica Fire Brigade reports the explosion happened in the main boiler room of the hotel. The public relations officer of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emeleo Ebanks, said the cause of the ...

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Haiti Aims To Revive Military As End Of UN Mission Looms

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do. As U.N. military peacekeepers prepare ...

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Haiti Aims To Revive Military As End Of UN Mission Looms

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do. As U.N. military peacekeepers prepare ...

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More Sandals Jobs Coming

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Jamaica-based hotel chain Sandals plans to more than double its workforce here by year-end, taking its current staff complement of 570 to over 1,000 workers. Delivering brief remarks during its annual ‘Reunion’ function Tuesday night, General Manager Ferdnand Zievinger said about 600 workers were expected to find jobs when Sandals Royal Barbados opens in Dover, Christ ...

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“Imagine a World Where the Worst-Case Scenarios Have Been Realized”

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The tiny island-nation of Antigua and Barbuda has made an impassioned plea for support from the international community to deal with the devastating impacts of climate change. Urging “further action”, Environment Minister Molwyn Joseph said the Paris Climate Agreement must become the cornerstone of advancing the socio-economic development of countries. “One area of approach that we ...

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Spirit Airlines To Withdraw From Cuba

FORT LAUDERDALE – The US-based carrier, Spirit Airlines says it will be withdrawing from the Cuban market – joining two other carriers to announce plans to stop flying to the island. The ultra-low cost carrier has blamed insufficient loads to warrant continued flights to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island. On December 1 last year, the airline started flights twice daily between ...

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Another Large Cocaine Bust In The Caribbean

THE HAGUE – Two shipments of cocaine totalling close to 700 kilogrammes were intercepted by the Royal Dutch Navy in the Caribbean, last week. The Ministry of Defense in the Netherlands on Tuesday reported that the navy station ship – Zr. MS. Van Amstel was patrolling as part of an exercise near Curaçao when it received the first report on ...

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