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Commonwealth observers share initial findings on Nigeria elections - Feb 25, 2019 - 12:51:25 PM

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Commonwealth observers share initial findings on Nigeria elections
The Commonwealth Group observing Nigeria’s general election has concluded that despite difficulties faced during the vote, “for the most part, Nigerians had the opportunity to express their will and exercise their franchise.”
 
In its Interim Statement released today, the Group called on political parties to reject violence...
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Statement by the Secretary General of the OAS - Feb 22, 2019 - 5:00:38 PM

In response to the statement published by the chairman of CARICOM on February 19, 2019 in which he wrongly asserts that I acted beyond the competence of the Office of Secretary General of the OAS, I would like to highlight the following:

    1. The tweet I published on February 7, 2019 at 12:55 pm reads: “Today I met with Former Ambassador to @UN, Crispin Gregoire, who expressed his concern that the upcoming elections in #Dominica are not free and fair...
 
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St. Lucia's Prime Minister 40th Independence Anniversary Address - Feb 22, 2019 - 12:06:46 PM

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Today is a day of celebration. It is also a day for earnest reflection.

Those of us old enough to remember when we attained Independence in 1979, will also know the occasion was not without its challenges.

On this day we can all look back with pride, keeping in mind our Founding Fathers who dared to dream of an Independent Saint Lucia...
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Appointment of CEO, CIU Saint Lucia as Chairman, CIPA - Feb 20, 2019 - 10:00:32 AM

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Nestor Alfred, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saint Lucia’s CIP has been appointed as the incoming Chairman of the Citizenship by Investment Programmes Association (CIPA). Nestor replaces Les Khan, who is the CEO of Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme.

CIPA is a regional body made up of the CIU-heads of the Caribbean’s five (5) citizenship by investment programs namely; Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis and Saint Lucia as a means to forge closer cooperation and coordination...
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28th annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba - Feb 17, 2019 - 3:25:26 PM

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St. Martin’s Lasana M. Sekou was among 57 authors, editors, scholars, translators, and publishers from around the world invited to the 28th annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba, February 7-19, 2019. While in Cuba, Sekou was a panelist on “Literary creation, Editorial management, and Cultural policies in Latin America,” according to Iyaimi Palomares, director of the Cuban publisher Arte y Literatura. Topics addressed by the speakers included the interruption of literary production during Uruguay’s last civil-military regime; use of digital technologies for added publishing opportunities in Cuba; and publishing multilingual books in St. Martin to reach wider audiences in the region and beyond...
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U.S. Embassy Closure for U.S. Presidents’ Day Holiday - Feb 15, 2019 - 9:50:27 AM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of the U.S. Presidents’ Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, February 19th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
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U.S. Department of the Treasury on European Commission List - Feb 13, 2019 - 2:20:57 PM

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Today, the European Commission issued a list of purportedly high-risk jurisdictions “posing significant threats” to the European Union’s financial system as a result of strategic deficiencies in their Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terror (AML/CFT) regimes.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury has significant concerns about the substance of the list and the flawed process by which it was developed.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global standard-setting body for combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing.  The FATF...
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Caribbean Tourism on the Upswing - Feb 13, 2019 - 12:42:57 PM

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism statistics and performance, is forecasting six to seven percent growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.
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ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - Feb 11, 2019 - 9:30:12 AM

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The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) in coordination with the ILO Office for the Caribbean will hold a high-level sub-regional conference in Port-of-Spain from 14 to 15 February 2019.

The Conference “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ Perspectives from the Caribbean”  will bring together trade union leaders and voices from UN agencies, academia, governments and employers from across the sub-region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges in the present and future world of work...
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OAS and the National Civil Registry of Colombia to Strengthen the Country's Electoral System - Feb 8, 2019 - 3:32:46 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the National Civil Registry of Colombia today signed an agreement that seeks to strengthen electoral processes in the country.

The OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, recalled that the OAS trained electoral officials of the Registry two months ago in the tasks necessary to implement the electoral quality system. "We know that the organization of transparent and rigorous electoral processes is the main engine that drives the work of the Registrar, so from the General Secretariat we are committed to accompany them in this stage of implementation of a quality management system providing specialized advice and training," said Secretary General Almagro.
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Ports named as Baxter International Bahamas Distributor - Feb 4, 2019 - 2:05:28 PM

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Ports International, a leading provider of medical supplies and equipment, announces that it has been selected by Baxter Sales & Distribution Puerto Rico Corp to be their appointed distributor for The Bahamas, and the national representative of their SPECTRUM Infusion Pump System, PISMAFLEX Renal Therapy Systerm, as well as the HomeChoice Patient Dialysis System.   Ports will distribute the infusion and dialysis pumps throughout the Bahamas, and will provide training, support, and therapy education to its clinicians...

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Cacique International Wins Top Meetings Industry Award - Feb 4, 2019 - 2:02:09 PM

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Cacique International Limited (Cacique International) announced today that it recently won a prestigious 2018 Stella Award from Northstar Meetings Group. The Cacique team was awarded the “Best DMC – International and U.S. Territories” Award in the second year of the program. The Stella Awards, which is one of the leading international recognition programs in the meetings and events industry, honors excellence among suppliers from around the world. Winners are acknowledged for consistently providing the highest quality of service and innovation to meeting and event professionals...
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CTO says Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre will help region recover and thrive from disasters - Feb 4, 2019 - 11:57:36 AM

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre which was officially launched in Jamaica last week.

In a brief message endorsing the project led by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, the CTO Chairman Dominic Fedee stressed the challenges the Caribbean region faces in recovering from natural disasters and the lasting effects of such adversities...
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The Skinny on Fat Dogs and Cats - Feb 4, 2019 - 10:35:14 AM

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It is not just humans who fight the battle of the bulge. According to a recently released study, obesity in pets is a growing problem with 56% of dogs and 60% of domestic cats in the U.S. tipping the scales at an unhealthy weight. 

Those figures represent 50.2 million dogs and 56.5 million cats, according to the association that tracks pet obesity and health-related conditions...
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UWP calls for immediate removal of the leader of the opposition - Feb 1, 2019 - 5:26:14 AM

SAINT LUCIA -- In a release today, the United Workers Party remained convinced that the leader of the opposition, Honourable Philip J. Pierre, is unfit to serve under any leadership position as it concerns the citizens of Saint Lucia and calls for his immediate removal.

After witnessing the debate on a motion of no confidence presented by the Labour Party against the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen M. Chastanet...
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Interval International Gives Back to Caribbean - Jan 31, 2019 - 4:41:19 PM

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Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, and participating resort partners donated $15,000 to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) during the annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference held this week in Jamaica.

"The foundation is truly grateful for the tremendous support that we have received from Interval and its resort partners, who have played an integral role in funding higher education for Caribbean nationals for nearly 15 years," said Karolin Troubetzkoy, CHTAEF chairman...
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20 schools to benefit from the Eat Well with JP St. Mary’s Breakfast Programme - Jan 31, 2019 - 10:14:22 AM

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Jamaica Producers (JP) has stepped up its island-wide effort to provide nutritious and affordable options for schools and enhancing nutrition education based on green bananas with the launch of its Eat Well with JP St. Mary’s Breakfast Programme. The launch held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 Pembroke Hall Primary saw over 230 students from grade 4 and 5 enjoy a hearty breakfast courtesy of the Eat well with JP St. Mary’s initiative.

“This is the first in the series of the Eat Well the JP St. Mary’s Breakfast programme. And what it really is, is a support initiative for the JP St. Mary’s Heritage Project,” noted Tara Goulbourne, Commercial Manager – Jamaica, JP Tropical Foods Ltd...
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Sunil Chatrani named 2019 Hotelier Of The Year - Jan 31, 2019 - 8:30:02 AM

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Sunil Chatrani, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Elegant Hotels Group, is the Caribbean's 2019 Hotelier of the Year.

The Guyanese-born, Barbados-based hotelier received the top honor at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which opened in Montego Bay yesterday evening.

Chatrani has worked in hotel operations for more than 20 years and currently presides over Elegant's operations of seven hotels and resorts in Barbados...
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IAEA Issues Final Report on fourth review of Fukushima Decommissioning - Jan 31, 2019 - 6:00:27 AM

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today published the final report by an IAEA expert team that reviewed Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS)...
News : International : Caribbean News
St. Martin’s HNP wins American Graphic Design Award with Plastered in Pretty - Jan 30, 2019 - 7:00:22 PM

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HNP has won the American Graphic Design Award for Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, according to Gordon Kaye, editor and publisher at Graphic Design USA (GDUSA).

Carole Maugé-Lewis designed the winning book cover for the new dystopian novel by Marks, an author from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The New York City-based GDUSA presented its award to Maugé-Lewis for House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said Jacqueline Sample, president of the St. Martin indie press...

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