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Coke Partner Buys Barbados Soft Drink Co.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados Bottling Company Limited (BBC) has been sold. Parent company Banks Holdings Ltd (BHL) has disclosed that the soft drink manufacturer...

CARICOM Heads Attend High Level UN Meet on Peace, Security

Greater Georgetown, Guyana- On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a High-level Interactive Dialogue with other...

Jamaican Consumers to be Hit by Currency Devaluation

(CNS) With the country absorbing news that the local currency is now trading at its lowest against the US dollar a warning is being...

Delegates from the Caribbean Region to Attend Major Biodiversity Meet

Greater Georgetown, Guyana- More than fifty delegates from around the Region are expected to be in Guyana for a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) workshop to...

Dr. Douglas Appointed to Pan American Health Commission

(CNS) Former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas has been appointed a member of a high-level Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Commission that will propose...

US Atty. Gen. Rules Domestic Abuse, Gang Violence Not Grounds for...

WASHINGTON DC- The US attorney general has ruled that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence should no longer generally qualify for asylum in...

Barbados: A Spoon-Full of Sugar with Bitter Medicine

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced she was fulfilling some of her Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) election promises, including scrapping a controversial tax,...

A&B PM Knocks US Foreign Policy, Praises China

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has ridiculed the foreign policy of the United States of America, reducing it to a “plate of food as a...

Trump, Rocket Man are Now Pals, Sign Friendship Pact…But What about...

SINGAPORE--(CNN) - Nearly five hours of unprecedented and surreal talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un culminated on Tuesday...

Barbados Based Sagicor has Record Profits with Country Buried in Dept

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Sagicor Financial Corporation is flourishing while Barbados and other Caribbean economies battle fiscal and debt problems. Group chief operating officer Ravi Rambarran...

Economic Turmoil, Violence, More Dead Bodies Plague Brazil

(BBC)- Following a prolonged gun battle between drug gangs and the Brazilian Authorities , rescue teams in Brazil have retrieved the bodies of seven...

South American Tennis Great Maria Bueno Dies at 78

South America's most successful female tennis player, Maria Bueno of Brazil, has died in hospital at the age of 78. Bueno won 19 major titles...

Trump Ready for “Rocket Man” After Chaotic G7 Summit

SINGAPORE  (CNN)- President Donald Trump touched down in this Southeast Asian city-state Sunday evening, 36 hours before his highly anticipated summit with North Korean...

Bahamians To Be Hit With Sharp Sales Tax Rise

NASSAU, The Bahamas – From July 1 the Bahamas value added tax (sales tax) will jump from 7.5 to 12 percent which means residents...

Mexican Politician Murdered in Record Homicide Year

(CNN) The Mexican congressional candidate had just left a debate hall where he addressed public security in his northern state. He walks over to...

G7 Summit Underway With Caribbean Leaders Present

QUEBEC,Canada (CNS)-Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the chairman of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping, President Jovenel Moise of Haitia, are among world...

Guatemala Volcano Deaths Top 109 as Extent of Tragedy Becomes Known

Guatemalan officials say 109 deaths have now been confirmed from this week's eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The National Institute of Forensic Sciences says...

CARICOM OAS Members Split Over Venezuela Expulsion Resolution

WASHINGTON, USA – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were split when the Organization of American States (OAS) voted to pass a resolution that can initiate...

IMF Team Finds Barbados in a Bad Place Economically

At the request of the newly elected Government of Barbados, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Bert van Selm visited Bridgetown on...

CARICOM Chief Notes Environment, Ocean Days with Challenge to Region

  GEORGETOWN, Guyana- CARICOM Secretary General Irwin Larocque speaking on World Environment Day (June 5) and World Oceans Day (June 8): "It gives me pleasure to...

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