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Race Still Major Factor In U.S. Income Gap

Race Still Major Factor In U.S. Income Gap

By Cydney Hargis US Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (IPS) – President Barack Obama is vowing to spend his remaining time in office encouraging bipartisan efforts to strengthen the U.S. middle class by ensuring it is open to those from all backgrounds. ...

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Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Barbados

Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The United States-based Standard & Poor’s has revised its outlook on its long-term rating on Barbados to negative from stable and at the same time affirmed its ‘BB+’ long-term and ‘B’ short-term sovereign credit ratings for ...

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Talks Fail To Resolve Issue On Fuel Subsidy

KINGTSOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, says recent talks with the Trinidad and Tobago government to address the issue of the fuel subsidy given to the Port of Spain-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) have failed to resolve ...

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Jamaica And Cuba To Cooperate In Developing Solar Light Panels

Jamaica And Cuba To Cooperate In Developing Solar Light Panels

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica says it will partner with Cuba for the transfer of knowledge and technology to facilitate the local manufacture and assembly of cost effective photovoltaic (solar) light panels. Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Phillip Paulwell, ...

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Investors Find Caribbean Neither Stirred Nor Shaken

By Lloyd Nicholas US Correspondent NEW YORK, New York, CMC – Some relationships just don’t last too long, and some don’t even get started, if one of the participants is broke. This is exactly what happened some 10 weeks ago, ...

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Mini-Factories Emerging To Process Fruit In Cuba

By Ivet González Cuba Correspondent CEBALLOS, Cuba (IPS) – Homemade machines for pulverizing fruit and sealing cans of preserves, created by inventive entrepreneurs, are one of the pillars of a slight rise in mini-industries in different parts of Cuba, where ...

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