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IMF: Grenada Economy Grew 4.5 Percent in 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Monday said the Grenada economy grew by 4.5 per cent last year, driven by strong activity in construction, tourism,...

Musk Begins Rewiring Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN,Puerto Rico--Tesla head Elon Musk has begun making good on his promise to help rebuild Puerto Rico's hurricane ravaged electrical system. Wednesday, reports confirmed...

IMF Not Impressed with Barbados’ Economy, Declining Reserves

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The International Monetary Fund is not bowled over by Barbados’ economic progress or the Government’s plans to fix the island’s spiralling debt...

“No Petros Here” says Trump, Banning Venezuela’s New Crypto-Currency

Washington,DC- President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring US companies and citizens from dealing in Venezuela's crypto-currency, the Petro. Trump said the currency...

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...

At Least 2 Dead in 7.3 Peru Earthquake

Lima , Jan 15 (ANI): At least two people have died and 17 others went missing after an earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hit Peru's...

Venezuelan Town Hit by Hyperinflation, Prints Its Own Money

Amid an acute national shortage of banknotes, the town of Elorza in western Venezuela has started issuing its own paper currency. Local officials said...

Crime, violence takes heavy toll on CARICOM society

Crime, violence takes heavy toll on CARICOM society From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), addressed...

Young Cellist at Royal Wedding from Large Musical Antiguan Family

CNS-Shortly after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married, a 19-year-old musician kept their wedding guests entertained while they took care of some official...

Hours Before Election Antigua & Barbuda PM Claims IMF Debt Paid

ST JOHN’S, Antigua– Just hours before residents of Antigua and Barbuda went to the polls this morning, Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced that...

Trump Effect Keeping British Tourists from Visiting America

America's so called “special relationship with Britain may not be so special anymore and you can blame it on President Trump. More than a...

Caribbean Job Bank Offers Hope for Unemployed

FLORIDA, United States –The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has created a “jobs bank” to match candidates with tourism-related employment opportunities. It...

CDB adds electric vehicle to transportation fleet

CDB adds electric vehicle to transportation fleet From the CDB BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has added an electric vehicle to its transportation...

US Still Refuses to Lift Cuba Boycott

The United States, at the UN General Assembly, voted against ending its nearly 60-year-old economic embargo on Cuba. The shift back to a "no" vote,...

US CONOCO Attempts to Grab Venezuela Caribbean Oil

(Reuters) - U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela's state-run PDVSA to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award over...

Mexico in Deadliest Ever Political Campaign

MEXICO CITY (PRI) As Mexico prepares for elections on July 1, the country is facing an unprecedented wave of political violence — 113 political candidates...

Dominica Establishes Hurricane Relief Employment Programme

(CNS) The Dominica government has announced the establishment of a special employment programme to bring relief to citizens who would have lost their jobs...

Top Jamaican Journalist, Broadcaster Ian Boyne Dies

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Veteran journalist and deputy chief executive officer of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Ian Boyne is dead. Boyne who was recuperating for...

Now Dominican Republic Chooses Chinese Money Over Tawain Friendship

  Wash. Times - China is expanding its influence in Latin America — most recently with a push to pump loans and investment into the...

CARICOM secretary-general: Seize opportunity to help hurricane-hit countries build back better

  Photo: Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM secretary-general; the Honourable Paula Gopie-Scoon, COTED chair and minister of...

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