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Opposition Leader Calls For Package To Stimulate Economic Growth

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The leader of the main opposition St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Dr. Denzil Douglas Tuesday called on the government to establish a programme aimed at stimulating economic development in the twin-island federation. Speaking on his weekly radio programme, Dr. Douglas said that the country has recorded its worst decline in the export of goods and service ...

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Government Cuts $700,000 Subvention To St Lucia National Trust

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says cash flow problem being experienced by his government is the main cause for the removal of the EC$700,000 subvention to the St. Lucia National Trust (SNT) for the 2017/2018 financial year. The removal has prompted the Trust to call on government to rethink its plan to withdraw the funds. It has ...

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Government Cuts $700,000 Subvention To St Lucia National Trust

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says cash flow problem being experienced by his government is the main cause for the removal of the EC$700,000 subvention to the St. Lucia National Trust (SNT) for the 2017/2018 financial year. The removal has prompted the Trust to call on government to rethink its plan to withdraw the funds. It has ...

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Stranded Cubans Start To Leave Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Hundreds of Cuban nationals stranded here over the past few days were leaving Guyana on Tuesday after the authorities granted the Honduras-based Easy Sky Airline temporary permission to fly into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (JGIA). The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Monday night had confirmed the suspension of the airline over several safety concerns. “The weight ...

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Stranded Cubans Start To Leave Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Hundreds of Cuban nationals stranded here over the past few days were leaving Guyana on Tuesday after the authorities granted the Honduras-based Easy Sky Airline temporary permission to fly into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (JGIA). The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Monday night had confirmed the suspension of the airline over several safety concerns. “The weight ...

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Opposition Party Says It Will Win May 10 Poll

NASSAU, Bahamas – The main opposition Free National Movement (FNM) says it will win the May 10 general elections even as a political storm appears to be brewing over remarks made by Prime Minister Perry Christie that not even “God could stop” the ruling Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) from attaining victory at the polls. Addressing a political rally in Grand ...

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Rihanna Faces Backlash Over Birthday ‘Tribute’ To The Queen

LONDON – Rihanna has been hit with backlash from offended Brits after superimposing the Queen’s head onto her own racy ensembles in a bizarre birthday tribute. As the British monarch celebrated her 91st birthday over the weekend, the Barbadian hitmaker took to Instagram to share four snaps in which her own sexy looks had Queen Elizabeth’s head attached. While an ...

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Bamboo Gaining Traction In Caribbean As Climate Savior

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009. Under the deal, Norway agreed to pay up to 250 million dollars over five years, if Guyana, a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country in South America, maintained a low deforestation rate. It was the first ...

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Cruise Line Ordered To Pay Millions For Illegal Dumping

MIAMI – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Caribbean cruise line has been ordered to pay a US$40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs in order to conceal the discharges. The DOJ said the sentence was imposed ...

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TT President says region should dump Privy Council

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Trinidad and Tobago President, Anthony Carmona, has expressed frustration that his country and other CARICOM states have not replaced the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their final authority in legal matters. Though 12 of the 15 CARICOM territories have signed the agreement establishing the CCJ, which was launched in 2005 as the ...

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