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Free Barrel Program Discontinued

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada GIS – The Government of Grenada says that after consultation, it has been decided that, what is referred to as the “free barrel program,” will be discontinued this year. Minister of Finance and Prime Minister, Dr. Keith ...

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IMF Approves More Funds For Jamaica

WASHINGTON, D.C. CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Monday, approved a disbursement of US$30.6 million for Jamaica after completing the first review of the island’s performance under a multi-million dollar economic program. The IMF earlier this year approved a ...

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Guyana Launches First Ever Credit Information Bureau

GEORGETOWN, Guyana CMC – The Guyana government has welcomed the country’s first credit information bureau, describing it as a significant and important milestone in the development of the financial sector. Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, speaking at the launch of the ...

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US Government Shutdown Outrages Caribbean-American Legislator

NEW YORK, New York CMC – A Caribbean American legislator Tuesday expressed outrage over the first shutdown of the United States government in 17 years. “I am appalled that extremist, tea-party Republican politicians in Washington, D.C. are preparing to shut ...

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Jamaica Government Pleased With “Lotto Bill”

Jamaica Government Pleased With “Lotto Bill”

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – The Jamaica government says more than 50 people have been charged under the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act, which was passed in Parliament less than six months ago. National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, described ...

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St. Vincent PM Revives Regional Debate On Marijuana

St. Vincent PM Revives Regional Debate On Marijuana

By Peter Richards Caribbean Correspondent  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad CMC – More than a decade ago, St. Lucia’s Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny Anthony, proposed a CARICOM Commission on Marijuana. It never gained traction. But, a recent letter sent to Caribbean ...

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