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Teenager Killed In J’ouvert Accident In St. Vincent

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – A teenager lost her life early Monday during J’ouvert activities when she was reportedly run over by a truck. According to media reports, the girl, believed to be 17 years old, was dancing near the ...

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CARICOM Leaders Discuss Transportation In “Frank” Manner

CARICOM Leaders Discuss Transportation In “Frank” Manner

By Peter Richards Caribbean Correspondent PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders went into an all-day retreat last Friday, resuming “frank and open” discussions on the issue of air and sea transportation within the 15-member grouping. St. ...

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Venezuela And Dominican Republic Come Calling At CARICOM Summit

By Peter Richards Caribbean Correspondent PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (IPS) – The Dominican Republic first expressed interest in joining the 15-member Caribbean integration grouping CARICOM in 1989. Now, 14 years later, the Spanish-speaking country with a population of nearly 10 ...

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CARICOM Leaders End Summit

CARICOM Leaders End Summit

By Peter Richards Caribbean Correspondent PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have ended their four-day summit here, on Saturday, agreeing to the immediate adoption of a stabilization and growth agenda which emphasises the removal of constraints ...

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Jamaica Political Ombudsman Resigns

Jamaica Political Ombudsman Resigns

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The political ombudsman, Bishop Herro Blair, has resigned. In a letter to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, Bishop Blair said that his resignation becomes effective, Sunday. The outgoing ombudsman said recent developments in his ministry will ...

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Jamaican Diplomat Gets New United Nations Post

UNITED NATIONS, New York, CMC – The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, has appointed Jamaica-born diplomat, Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, as the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System’s operational activities for development in Malaysia. She also will serve as Resident Representative ...

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Global Economic Crisis Continues To Affect OECS Countries

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – The economies of the Eastern Caribbean continue to struggle from the global economic and financial crisis with 2012 being described as “a very challenging year”. Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight ...

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Caribbean Youths Tweet For Regional Integration

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Young people from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), say they would like to live in a united, cohesive, productive and enabling region, and that the political directorate must lend themselves to an “awakening” of their ...

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Guyana Records Decrease In Sugar Production

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyana produced more than 218 thousand tonnes of sugar last year blaming industrial action and the inclement weather for the 7.8 percent decline over the previous year. Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, speaking at a “Honour’s ...

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