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Sunday, February 18, 2018

CARIFORUM states to build capacity to respond to drug problem

CARIFORUM states to build capacity to respond to drug problem From the CARICOM Secretariat GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Representatives of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM) will hold...

Carissa F. Etienne begins second term as PAHO director

Carissa F. Etienne begins second term as PAHO director From PAHO/WHO WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)...

2017 Had Record Air Travel on Back of Stronger World Economy

 A record 4.1 billion passengers took to the skies in 2017 on-board some 37 million scheduled flights globally, the United Nations civil aviation agency...

Bill Clinton in Caribbean Visit to Assist the Relief Effort

NEW YORK, United States – Former United States President Bill Clinton will visit the region next week, as his foundation launches an effort to help...

Trump Keeps Guantanamo Prison Open

WASHINGTON, United States, Fri – United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep America’s detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, open. He...

Democracies Declining: Norway Rated No. 1, US Only 21st Place

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Democracy around the world is declining, being gradually eroded and the trend that became the hallmark of the 20th century -...

CARICOM SG lauds Dominican heading PAHO for second term

CARICOM SG lauds Dominican heading PAHO for second term From CARICOM Greater Georgetown, Guyana – On Thursday, Dominican Dr. Carissa Etienne was sworn in for a...

Fidel Castro’s Eldest Son Commits Suicide

HAVANA (Reuters) - The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday aged 68 after being...

Jamaica Enters the Growing Legal Cannabis Industry

  The gradual legalizing of Cannabis in the US and Canada has opened up a new goldmine of revenue from growing and marketing "grass." Will...

Jamaica Public Emergency to Last 3 Months

KINGSTON, Jamaica– The State of Public Emergency declared in Jamaica in the parish of St James, where the island’s tourist capital Montego Bay is...

U.S. Embassy offers authentic website location for visas, warns of scams

U.S. Embassy offers authentic website location for visas, warns of scams From the U.S. Embassy in Barbados The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the...

U.S. Shale Growth Could Support Caribbean Oil Storage Terminals

Caribbean oil terminals hurt by dwindling Venezuelan supply and a market that encourages traders to pull oil out of tank may get a shot...

Canada, Colombia Show Caribbean Way to Legal Marijuana Wealth

Could the booming cannabis growing industry be a blessing or a curse for the Caribbean...an industry that could financially enrich the islands or create...

Antigua PM Criticizes UN, Praises China for Relief Effort

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Prime Minister Gaston Browne did not mince words when he accused the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) of seeking to...

CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints new chief information officer, managing director

CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints new chief information officer, managing director From CIBC Bridgetown, Barbados – Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Esan Peters...

USVI Planning Its Long-Term Post Hurricane Tourism Recovery

U.S. Virgin Islands – Following the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes in September, not to mention its new designation as the Caribbean murder...

Dominican Dr. Etienne Reappointed Regional WHO Director

GENEVA, Switzerland – Dominican Dr Carissa Etienne, who was re-elected to serve a second term as Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)...

Hurricanes, Trump Have Not Helped Cuban Tourism

HAVANA - Tourism to Cuba, one of the few bright spots in its ailing economy, has slid in the wake of Hurricane Irma and...

Bombing Update: 5 Cops Reported Killed, 41 People Injured in Colombia

BOGOTA--Colombia At least five policemen are now said to have  died and 41 others were injured in an explosion at a police station in...

Fear of US: Nicaragua Stops Exports to Venezuela

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Nicaragua's exports to its regional ally, Venezuela, have come to a halt this year amid fears of US retaliation, the manager...

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