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IDB To Provide Support To Guyana For Energy Sector

GEORGETOWN, Guyana CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has promised to assist the government with technical and financial support in an effort to reform Guyana’s energy sector. During a meeting in New York last Friday, IDB President, Luis Alberto ...

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Healthcare Loses Support In Somalia

Healthcare Loses Support In Somalia

By Ahmed Osman Somalia Correspondent MOGADISHU, Somalia (IPS) – Maryan Yusuf, 39, is weak and barely able to speak because of her excruciating pain. A few hours earlier she delivered a baby at Somalia’s Afgooye Hospital, where essential drugs are ...

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Dominica’s President-elect Defends His Election

Dominica’s President-elect Defends His Election

ROSEAU, Dominica CMC – President-elect Charles Savarin has defended his election even as Opposition Leader Hector John said he would snub the head of state and boycott all functions officiated by him. Savarin, 70, who is expected to be sworn ...

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First Directly Elected Mayor In Jamaica Dies

First Directly Elected Mayor In Jamaica Dies

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – The Mayor of the Portmore Municipal Council, located in the central parish of St. Catherine, is dead. George Lee, 74, created history when in 2003 when he became the first directly elected Mayor in Jamaica. But ...

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Guyana Looking To Asia To Boost Gold Sales

GEORGETOWN, Guyana CMC – Guyana is seeking to export gold to markets in India and China as the country recorded an estimated 353,000 ounces of the commodity so far this year. Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Robert Persaud, said that ...

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Date Set For By-election In Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad CMC – Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar, Friday, named November 4 as the date for the by-election in St. Joseph, minutes after Speaker Wade Mark had indicated that the seat had become vacant. Mark had earlier ...

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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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