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Saint Lucia Named on Top Caribbean Islands List

SAINT LUCIA – Travel + Leisure, a leading US travel publication, has named Saint Lucia as one of the best Caribbean islands to visit. The magazine has just released the results of its 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey and Saint Lucia emerged as one of its leading Caribbean vacation destinations.  Every year, Travel + Leisure asks its readers to share ...

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Saint Lucia Named on Top Caribbean Islands List

SAINT LUCIA – Travel + Leisure, a leading US travel publication, has named Saint Lucia as one of the best Caribbean islands to visit. The magazine has just released the results of its 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey and Saint Lucia emerged as one of its leading Caribbean vacation destinations.  Every year, Travel + Leisure asks its readers to share ...

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Regional Laboratories Prepare to Detect and Respond to New and Emerging Diseases

KINGSTON, Jamaica – “Public health laboratories play a critical role in the fight against communicable diseases, specifically vector-borne diseases, to better prepare the Region to detect and respond to new and emerging threats,” stated Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, Acting Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at CARPHA. Dr Polson-Edwards was speaking at the opening of a two-day technical and policy forum ...

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Regional Laboratories Prepare to Detect and Respond to New and Emerging Diseases

KINGSTON, Jamaica – “Public health laboratories play a critical role in the fight against communicable diseases, specifically vector-borne diseases, to better prepare the Region to detect and respond to new and emerging threats,” stated Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, Acting Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at CARPHA. Dr Polson-Edwards was speaking at the opening of a two-day technical and policy forum ...

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Jamaican doctor dies from injuries suffered in Cayman crash

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – A Jamaican doctor succumbed to her injuries here on Tuesday after being mowed down by a taxi shortly after landing at the Owen Roberts International Airport on Monday. The police report that Dr. Vary Jones Leslie, 62, an obstetrician and gynecologist, arrived in the territory early Monday on a flight from Jamaica when the incident occurred. The ...

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Airline lays off pilots and flight attendants

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The privately owned BVI Airways says it has laid off all pilots and flight attendants due to cash constraints. In an open letter to the public on Tuesday, the cash-strapped airline, that was scheduled to begin service between the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport and Miami International in the United States, said it is unable ...

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Former Pilot Has “LIAT Solution”

BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis – Regional Airline LIAT is being urged to become a successful and profitable carrier by taking specific measures that can ensure its survival and end its status of a financially struggling company. The man who says he has the solution to LIAT’s problems is a former pilot who served with the regional airline for sixteen ...

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New UWI Chancellor takes office

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marks a change in its leadership, as it welcomes a new Chancellor, the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Robert Bermudez assumes duties as the 6th Chancellor of the University, having been appointed at the University Council’s annual business meeting on April 27, 2017 to ...

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Talks to end protest by CAL pilots at a standstill

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Ministry of Labour says it is unable to intervene in efforts to bring an end to protest action being taken by pilots with Caribbean Airlines (CAL). According to Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, based on the Industrial relations Act, the Ministry’s hands are tied. “ I cannot intervene based on the Industrial Relations Act… outlines ...

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Bank employees, policemen charged following attempted bank robbery

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Five men, including two bank employees and two policemen, were slapped with charges of attempted robbery and gun and ammunition possession when they appeared in court on Friday following the July 4 attempted robbery at Republic Bank. During the lengthy bail hearing, the five men – Jamal Haynes, Keron Saunders, Gladston George, Anfernee Blackman and Shawn Grimmond – ...

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