Carribbean News

St Vincent farmers receive compensation following sudden closure of cocoa company

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Friday July 25, 2015, CMC – The St. Vincent Cocoa Company, which last week abruptly announced that it is ending its operations here in August, will compensate farmers in lieu of the two years’ notice stipulated in the agreement with the government.“By virtue of the fact that notice is not given, they [...]

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Kamla wants criminal investigation into Trinidad Lifesport Programme

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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday July 25, 2014, CMC – Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar Friday said she had asked her Attorney General Anand Ramloan to hand over copies of the audit of the controversial Lifesport programme to the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Commissioner of Police “to investigate, detain and prosecute those guilty to the [...]

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Japanese prime minister meets with CARICOM leaders today

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo AbePORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday July 28, 2014, CMC – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday began an official two-day visit to Trinidad and Tobago holding talks with Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar.A statement issued afterwards said that the two leaders had discussed a wide range of issues including possible Japanese investment [...]

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Online petition calling for dismissal of Trinidad sports minister goes viral

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Trinidad & Tobago Sports Minister, Anil Roberts (Credit: news.gov.tt)PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday July 28, 2014, CMC – A petition calling for the dismissal of embattled Sports Minister Anil Roberts in the wake of a damning audit of the controversial multi-million dollar Lifesport programme has apparede on social networks.The petition on the website change.org is calling on [...]

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Former Barbados prime minister, Owen Arthur, resigns

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday July 25, 2014, CMC – Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur Friday announced his resignation as a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) which he has led as Prime Minister for 14 years.He handed in his letter of resignation with immediate effect to the office of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party Friday [...]

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The end of Western dominance of the global financial and economic order

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Shyam SaranNEW DELHI, India, Friday July 25, 2014, IPS – The sixth BRICS Summit which has just ended in Brazil marks the transition of a grouping based hitherto on shared concerns to one based on shared interests.Since the inception of BRICS (bringing together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in 2009, it has been [...]

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Large tropical wave forms in the Atlantic

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday July 28, 2014 – A tropical wave located located near 10°N, 33°W at 8 am EDT Monday, about 500 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, is producing disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms.The National Hurricane Center designated the disturbance, Invest 93L, early Monday morning and environmental conditions in the Atlantic are conducive to [...]

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Sandals to give Barbados foreign exchange boost with US$53m hotel purchase

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Almond Beach Village, Barbados (File photo)BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday July 27, 2014, CMC – Jamaican hotelier, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart’s, Sandals Group will within a few days purchase a Barbados flagship tourism property, Almond Beach Village, for US$53 million.Reporting on the matter, the Sunday Sun newspaper, hailed the pending transaction for providing a boost to Barbados’ highly [...]

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Rumoured St Vincent plane crash thought to be a metorite

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The St Vincent Coast Guard indicated that the flaming object is believed to be a meteorite and that they were investigating.KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Friday July 25, 2014, CMC – A meteorite set social media ablaze and turned Deputy Director of Grenadines Affairs Herman Belmar’s phone into a hotline Thursday night, as people expressed fears that [...]

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Controversial research claims blacks age faster than whites

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Differences in biological age between blacks and whites appear to increase up until ages 60-65 and then decline. (File)CALIFORNIA, United States, Friday July 25, 2014 – A controversial new study in the United States claims that black people age more quickly than white people.Published in the journal Social Science and Medicine, the study found that [...]

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