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Lynch to LIAT: Adopt WINAIR’s Profit Making Ways

BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis – An aviation consultant who wants to see drastic changes made to LIAT to help the regional airline survive and become profitable, is predicting that LIAT will fold in the near future if far-reaching changes are not implemented. Former LIAT pilot James Lynch is calling for a board of directors whose members have aviation experience ...

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Tobago Gears Up to Fight Sargassum Invasion

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – As Tobago’s tourism industry struggles to repel the sargassum invasions that have smothered its beaches with massive layers of seaweed as far as the eye can see – in some places half a metre thick – and left residents retching from the stench, the island’s government is working to establish an early warning system that ...

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Women in ICT on the Wednesday Agenda

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic – Last Wednesday saw a vibrant and far reaching conversation on Women in ICT, this as the 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition continued at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. The panel entertained questions from the audience and as such was able to address  a wide range of issues. The panel ...

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Caribbean Must Equalise to Grow and Grow to Equalise, says ECLAC

KINGSTON | NEW YORK – If they are to meet commitments agreed under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its sustainable development goals (SDGs), the countries of the Caribbean must focus on closing the structural gaps they still have – particularly with regard to gender equality and financial and fiscal sustainability (due to their high debt level) – and ...

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CANTO 2017 – Digicel Here for the People of the Region

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic – 14 years ago, Digicel arrived and started to invest in the Caribbean. They promised to rapidly transform the landscape and have done so by building their networks from scratch. Today, they continue to deliver.  At their Ministerial breakfast on ICT offerings,  delegates viewed a Digicel video presentation detailing its CARCIP tender which was a three ...

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Jamaican among 123 arrested in ICE operation

SAN ANTONIO – Federal officers with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a Jamaican and Cuban among 123 criminal immigrants and immigration violators throughout Central and South Texas during an eight-day enforcement action. ICE said the unidentified Jamaican and Cuban nationals were arrested in the raids conducted in the towns of Austin, Waco, ...

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Jamaican among 123 arrested in ICE operation

SAN ANTONIO – Federal officers with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a Jamaican and Cuban among 123 criminal immigrants and immigration violators throughout Central and South Texas during an eight-day enforcement action. ICE said the unidentified Jamaican and Cuban nationals were arrested in the raids conducted in the towns of Austin, Waco, ...

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Barbadians urged to participate in nationwide strike

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Trade union leaders as well as the private sector have called on Barbadians to participate in a national strike on Monday. At a news conference on Friday the General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Toni Moore and the President of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Charles Herbert said this protest is in an effort to pressure ...

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UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplished

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The top U.N. official for Haiti is urging the Caribbean country’s new government to keep its promises to fight corruption, improve justice, and combat poverty especially in rural areas, saying peacekeepers have accomplished their mission of stabilizing the Western hemisphere’s poorest nation. Sandra Honore said Haiti today “is far different” than it was in 2004, when the ...

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CDB approves funding to support education reforms in British Virgin Islands

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a USD9.28 million loan to support the Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in improving the quality, equity and effectiveness of the education system in the Islands. The Education Sector Support Project is part of the first phase of a comprehensive reform of BVI’s education system. The project’s overall ...

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