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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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...

Present, Past PMs to Take Part in CARICOM Conference

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves and former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr. Bruce Golding are scheduled to...

Let the Battle Begin: Mexico in Trade War with America

(BBC) Mexico has announced new tariffs on US products in response to Donald Trump's decision to impose steep duties on imports of steel and...

Canadian Bank to Initiate Contacless Payment Cards in Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, BarbadoS – The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has revealed plans to introduce contactless payments across the Caribbean by enabling ‘Tap-and-pay’ capability on...

Recriminations in Guatemala as Volcano Death Toll Reaches 99

(BBC) Ninety-nine people are known to have died in Guatemala's Fuego Volcano eruption and now opposition politicians in country want the head of the...

Same Sex Marriages are Okay Again in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda– Same sex marriages are back on in Bermuda. First the court gave the green light for same-sex marriages in Bermuda, then Parliament...

Antigua Opposition Calls for Protest March Against Government

(CNS) Residents are being urged by the Antigua opposition to take to the streets in a march this Thursday to demand of the government...

Restructuring Crippling Debt is PM Mottley’s Priority as Barbados Parliament Opens

(CNS) A new session of the Barbados Parliament began on Tuesday with the new administration of Prime Minister Mia Mottley outlining a number of...

Antigua Govt. Investigating Massive Fish Kill

(CNS) The Antigua Department of Environment says it is testing the waters to determine the cause of a fish kill at the McKinnon’s Pond....

Death Toll 75 in Guatemala Volcano Disaster as Eurptions Continue

(CNN) At least 192 people are missing and 75 are known dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala...

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