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St. Lucia PM facing disgruntled party members

Following speculation that an early cabinet reshuffle in Saint Lucia will be necessary following the appointment of all United Workers Party elected members of parliament as ministers, leaving no scope for the election of a new deputy speaker, it now appears that ...

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Barbados finance managers get trained on proper budgeting

The budgeting process is set to greatly improve in Barbados as a result of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean training for public finance managers on public expenditure reviews. That’s according to Seibert Frederick, permanent secretary in the ...

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Guyana to review prison conditions

A comprehensive nationwide prison survey is expected to begin in Guyana in September with the aim of designing rehabilitation and social reintegration services for prison inmates. The survey will be funded by the Inter-American Development Bank to the value of ...

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Haitian air carrier to enter Jamaica market by next year

President of Haiti-based Sunrise Airways Philippe Bayard reckons that the Haitian carrier will be operating flights to and from Jamaica by fall next year. It’s an initiative that the airline has been working on for the past two years, and ...

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Guyana President announces creation of three more towns

Guyana President David Granger has announced plans to create three more towns as part of efforts to trigger economic activity and target Caribbean and South American markets while satisfying local demand. He made the comment at the commissioning of a support ...

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Venezuela’s Opposition clears first hurdle to oust President Maduro

Venezuela’s national election council has announced its approval of the first step in an opposition campaign to recall President Nicolas Maduro. It said the opposition had succeeded in gathering 1% of voter signatures in all 24 of Venezuela’s states. The ...

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CDB launches programme to assist with poverty data

Across the Caribbean, policymakers rely heavily on the availability of timely, accurate and reliable poverty data to support national and regional development initiatives. Despite making considerable progress on how they measure poverty, many countries in the region do not frequently ...

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Jamaican Opposition leader files statutory declarations

Jamaican Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller yesterday released 10 years of her statutory declarations to the Integrity Commission which show her holding savings of just under 14 million dollars, as well as stocks and bond investments totalling $48,750. The documents ...

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OAS meets with Haiti on electoral process crisis

In response to a request from the government of Haiti, Dr Elliston Rahming, Bahamas ambassador and permanent representative to the Organization of American States and chair of the OAS Permanent Council, convened a special meeting of the Permanent Council on ...

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Prominent supporters of Hugo Chavez support ousting of Venezuela President

A dozen prominent Chavistas have joined the opposition’s call for a vote to recall President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, adding yet another layer to the complex political and financial crisis ripping the country apart. The group, which includes former lawmakers ...

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