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Op-Ed: A new accord to conserve and sustainably use the seas

LONDON – The United Nations Ocean Conference underlined the need for an integrated approach to the blue economy, one which supports jobs and livelihoods while conserving the environment. A new Blue Charter of principles for sustainable ocean development may be the answer, writes Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland Ours is a blue planet. The ocean, which covers more than two thirds of the ...

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Former footballer jailed for sex offences against young boys

HAMILTON, Bermuda – One of Bermuda’s leading former footballers was jailed for 11 years on Tuesday for a raft of historic sex offences against three young boys. Wendell Baxter — commonly known by his nickname Woolly — received his sentence in the Supreme Court after earlier admitting a string of indecent assaults on his victims back in the 1970s and ...

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One Dead In Shooting At JNF Hospital

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS – It was pandemonium at the J.N. France Hospital Tuesday morning (June 20) when a gunman walked into the hospital and shot a man dead. WINN FM understands that the incident took place just before 9am in the vicinity of the lab at the western end of the facility, in full view of staff and persons ...

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Solving Antigua & Barbuda’s Airline Problem

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Regional Caribbean airline service continued its good news / bad news pattern this past week as Seaborne Airlines announced the launch of new non-stop service between San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda’s V.C. Bird International Airport beginning July 21. The announcement followed the contentious end of a three-day strike by Antigua-based ...

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Tropical Storm Bret threatens heavy rain in Venezuela

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Tropical Storm Bret, the second named storm of the 2017 hurricane season, has started to show signs of development off the coast of Guyana in South America. June storms normally tend to develop further north, usually off the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico or off the southeast US coast. This portion of the Atlantic Basin ...

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US Customs agents seize US$39,000 from woman headed to Jamaica

PHILADELPHIA – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers have seized US$39,225 from a Jamaica-bound traveller at the Philadelphia International Airport. On Monday, the CBP said the unidentified female traveller initially reported that she possessed less than US$10,000. After CBP officers thoroughly explained the currency reporting requirements, she wrote down that she possessed US$20,000, but a ...

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US Customs agents seize US$39,000 from woman headed to Jamaica

PHILADELPHIA – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers have seized US$39,225 from a Jamaica-bound traveller at the Philadelphia International Airport. On Monday, the CBP said the unidentified female traveller initially reported that she possessed less than US$10,000. After CBP officers thoroughly explained the currency reporting requirements, she wrote down that she possessed US$20,000, but a ...

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New airline rejects Barbados Tourism Minister’s argument

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – New regional carrier Trans Island Air (TIA) has hit back at Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy’s suggestion that conditions in the travel business are rough for new airlines in the Caribbean to survive. In a statement issued over the weekend, TIA rejected the argument that new entrants could not make it and that LIAT’s position was unique ...

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New airline rejects Barbados Tourism Minister’s argument

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – New regional carrier Trans Island Air (TIA) has hit back at Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy’s suggestion that conditions in the travel business are rough for new airlines in the Caribbean to survive. In a statement issued over the weekend, TIA rejected the argument that new entrants could not make it and that LIAT’s position was unique ...

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Hubs and Spokes Initiative for Promoting ACP Trade Extended

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Hubs and Spokes Programme, an innovative trade initiative for expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, is to be extended until February 2019. Through the Programme, which is a joint initiative of the European Union (EU), ACP Group Secretariat, Commonwealth Secretariat and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), trade ...

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