UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign kicks off in Haiti

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — A vaccination campaign against cholera began on Tuesday in the areas of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with support from the United Nations and other institutions. “Today in Haiti marks the first day of a vaccination campaign against cholera in areas ravaged by Hurricane Matthew,” Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN secretary-general, told […More]

IMF staff completes 2016 mission to Antigua-Barbuda

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Meredith Arnold McIntyre, visited Antigua and Barbuda during October 26-November 7 to conduct the 2016 Article IV consultation. At the conclusion of the visit, McIntyre made the following statement: “The economy is expected to expand by 3.7 percent in 2016, underpinned by the continued recovery in the tourism […More]

WILLIAMS’ STATEMENT ON TRUMP WINNING ELECTION

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“As I gathered my thoughts I realized that now adding salt to the deep wound, are those trying to downplay the importance racism, xenophobia, jingoism, and misogyny played in this election. The very things that so many of us were consistently told weren’t a part of America. And too many deny the impact it has on continually disenfranchising communities. “Many […More]

WICB defends player release levy

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Port of Spain The West Indies Cricket Board’s move to levy “release fees” on Caribbean players seeking to take part in overseas Twenty20 tournaments has already been accepted by Bangladesh and India. This is according to a WICB media release yesterday that also defended the policy of levying a charge for the granting of a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for […More]

IMF committed to assisting Caribbean countries address challenges, says deputy MD

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By LK Hewlett PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (WINN) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has re-affirmed its commitment to working with Caribbean nations in addressing the challenges that stand in the way of securing strong, inclusive and sustainable growth. Caribbean prime ministers, finance ministers and central bank governors, donors, representatives from international financial institutions, and the private sector were recently […More]

Deportation of Haitians from US resumed

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — The deportation of Haitians to their home country from the US has been resumed, despite the post-Hurricane Matthew recovery situation and the more recent floods in Haiti. Inspector Gary Desrosiers, deputy spokesman of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) in charge of welcoming the deportees on their return to Haiti, confirmed the resumption of such […More]

Canadian prime minister to visit Cuba

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OTTAWA, Canada — The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, on Tuesday announced that he will pay official visits to Cuba and Argentina from November 15 to 18, and will travel to Peru from November 19 to 20 to participate in the 2016 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ meeting. Canada enjoys strong, long-standing relations with Cuba. During the official […More]

Trinidad woman arrested in drug bust in St Kitts

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By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — A joint law enforcement operation in St Kitts netted one kilo of cocaine on Tuesday. The person arrested for the bust is reportedly a female native of Trinidad, who recently arrived in the Federation for a few days. The bust reportedly took place at a guesthouse in Basseterre where the woman was […More]

Dominica baroness a regional embarrassment, says Antigua PM

November 8, 2016 admin 0

LONDON, England — Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has described reports of profligate misspending and wastage by Commonwealth secretary general, Dominican-born Baroness Patricia Scotland, as an embarrassment to the Caribbean. Browne said that, instead of bringing benefits to the region, she brought shame, the Antigua Observer reported. He said the election of a real Caribbean person of great […More]

Guyana cannot afford a refinery, oil experts warn

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — With a required 20 to 30 square kilometers of land somewhere along Guyana’s coastal belt to build a refinery, and a deep-water channel with a one kilometer width to access it from the Atlantic Ocean, leading minds in the oil exploration industry have told the Guyana Guardian that it will cost somewhere around G$900 billion dollars (about […More]

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