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Flow to cut several workers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Telecommunications provider Flow has confirmed that several employees in Barbados will be going home, amid ongoing internal restructuring. In a statement Wednesday, the company did not provide details on the number of staff who would be affected or what form the separation would take. However, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Management Marilyn Sealy said the development formed ...

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‘Dudus’ moved to low-security prison

NEW JERSEY – Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke has been moved to a low-security prison with “no bars, towers, or locks” to complete his 23-year prison sentence in the United States (US). The US Bureau of Prisons confirmed yesterday that Coke had been transferred to the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), located in the state of New Jersey. ...

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Climate change impacts to be discussed at CDB meeting

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is calling attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the Region’s resilience to climate change impacts. On May 24, 2017, CDB will host a seminar to review the Caribbean’s gains in climate adaptation and mitigation, and to examine the implementation of the Bank’s Climate Resilience Strategy 2012-2017. The ...

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Sanders warns against ‘politics of exclusion’ in the OAS

WASHINGTON – Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the OAS, Sir Ronald Sanders, has sounded a warning against meetings, headed by powerful nations, that then seek to impose their decisions on the membership as a whole. Speaking Wednesday at a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organisation on a proposal to convene a special Ministerial meeting to consider the situation ...

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New Prime Minister To Be Sworn In Today

NASSAU, Bahamas – Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), Dr. Hubert Minnis will be sworn in as Prime Minister of The Bahamas in a ceremony scheduled for Thursday at 5:00 p.m. (local time), following Wednesday’s landslide victory. The FNM defeated Perry Christie’s Progressive Liberal Party in a 34-5 parliamentary split, according to local media. “My fellow Bahamians, the people ...

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New Prime Minister To Be Sworn In Today

NASSAU, Bahamas – Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), Dr. Hubert Minnis will be sworn in as Prime Minister of The Bahamas in a ceremony scheduled for Thursday at 5:00 p.m. (local time), following Wednesday’s landslide victory. The FNM defeated Perry Christie’s Progressive Liberal Party in a 34-5 parliamentary split, according to local media. “My fellow Bahamians, the people ...

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Polls Closed, Counting Begins In Bahamas General Elections

NASSAU, Bahamas – The polls have closed and Bahamians are now awaiting the results of the 2017 General Elections. Prime Minister Perry G. Christie is trying to lead his Progressive Liberal Party to a second consecutive five-year term in office. Voters today choose between Christie’s governing PLP or reviving the main opposition, the Free National Movement (FNM), which had been ...

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Polls Closed, Counting Begins In Bahamas General Elections

NASSAU, Bahamas – The polls have closed and Bahamians are now awaiting the results of the 2017 General Elections. Prime Minister Perry G. Christie is trying to lead his Progressive Liberal Party to a second consecutive five-year term in office. Voters today choose between Christie’s governing PLP or reviving the main opposition, the Free National Movement (FNM), which had been ...

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GraceKennedy divests stake in Barbados insurance company

KINGSTON, Jamaica – GraceKennedy Limited has divested its 30 percent stake in the Trident Insurance Company Limited of Barbados. The transaction was completed on May 8, 2017 with shares purchased by Leo Leacock & Company Limited and Asjam Holdings Limited who were existing shareholders in the company. GraceKennedy Financial Group (GKFG) acquired interest in Trident in 2007 and is expected ...

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GraceKennedy divests stake in Barbados insurance company

KINGSTON, Jamaica – GraceKennedy Limited has divested its 30 percent stake in the Trident Insurance Company Limited of Barbados. The transaction was completed on May 8, 2017 with shares purchased by Leo Leacock & Company Limited and Asjam Holdings Limited who were existing shareholders in the company. GraceKennedy Financial Group (GKFG) acquired interest in Trident in 2007 and is expected ...

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