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IAEA Expands International Cooperation on Small, Medium Sized or Modular Nuclear Reactors - Feb 16, 2018 - 9:25:57 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is launching an effort to expand international cooperation and coordination in the design, development and deployment of small, medium sized or modular reactors (SMRs), among the most promising emerging technologies in nuclear power.
 
Significant advances have been made on SMRs, some of which will use pre-fabricated systems and components to shorten construction schedules and offer greater flexibility and affordability than traditional nuclear power plants...
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A New Tool for BSO’s to Support Private Sector Development is released by Caribbean Export - Feb 16, 2018 - 12:42:41 PM

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A new online tool developed by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) with funding from the European Union has been launched.  The SME Diagnostic Tool was developed to assist CARIFORUM SMEs increase their export competitiveness.  exporTT have adopted the tool which will be utilised as a central aspect of their Export Competitiveness Project launched.

“I am delighted that exporTT is the first Business Support Organisation (BSO) in the Caribbean to adopt the SMEs Diagnostic Tool Assessment project as the foundation for building export competitiveness...
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PwC continues its support of Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference - Feb 15, 2018 - 2:47:29 PM

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PwC Bahamas has partnered with the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) to sponsor the 36th annual Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference (ICAC)

Under this year’s theme “Regional and Global Opportunities: Preparing for Success”, Prince Rahming, Territory Leader, PwC Bahamas, said “PwC has been a part of this prestigious, regional body of accountants for the past 30 years and we are very proud to once again partner with our associates to sponsor ICAC, which will mark the fourth hosting of the event in the Bahamas...
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Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming and Rev. Dr. Genius Wells pay courtesy call on Ambassador Sidney Collie - Feb 13, 2018 - 9:50:09 AM


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On Friday, 9th February, 2018, Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming, Pastor of Rehoboth Ministries, and Rev. Dr. Genius Wells, President and Senior Pastor of Chapel on the Hill, and Chaplain of the House of Assembly, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of America and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States (OAS), at the Embassy of The Bahamas, in Washington, D.C...
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IAEA Launches Expert Advisory Service for Research Reactor Infrastructure, First Mission to Nigeria - Feb 9, 2018 - 12:00:12 PM

The International  Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a new peer review service to assist Member States in the development of infrastructure for nuclear research reactors, expanding the range of its expert advisory missions. The first Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Research Reactors (INIR-RR) was conducted this week in Nigeria at the invitation of the Government, which is planning to build the country’s second research reactor...
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IAEA and EU Review Progress on Cooperation, Agree on Next Steps at Annual Meeting - Feb 8, 2018 - 12:11:07 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Union (EU) reviewed progress achieved in working together on a range of nuclear activities and agreed to further enhance cooperation during their sixth annual Senior Officials Meeting in Vienna.

The talks on 8 February at the IAEA’s headquarters provided a forum for exchanging views on strengthening collaboration on nuclear safety, security, safeguards, sustainable development, nuclear energy research and increasing innovation...
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Bringing education goals within reach - Feb 7, 2018 - 10:45:49 AM


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Educational opportunities in Commonwealth countries should be transformed by a new framework being launched when ministers meet in Fiji. The new resource is designed to make the Sustainable Development Goals more attainable, by boosting school enrolments, providing safe learning environments and tackling adult literacy and gender disparity in education.

The Commonwealth Education Policy will be unveiled at the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (20CCEM) in Nadi, Fiji, 19 -23 February. The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland...
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St Lucia media hijacked by political and economic influence - Feb 5, 2018 - 6:32:37 AM

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After 19 months in office, the mafia-style Allen Chastanet-led administration is actively controlling access to information, limiting freedom of opinion and expression, silencing criticism and dissent by means of “ alternative facts” and government cover up.

This operating philosophy has reached new levels from earlier reports by Caribbean News Now that:“According to other local sources, separately confirmed by contacts in foreign intelligence services...
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PAHO, Barbados and six Eastern Caribbean countries sign multi-country cooperation strategy for the next six years - Feb 3, 2018 - 7:36:11 AM

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High-level officials from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines joined the Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today in signing a new multicountry strategy for technical cooperation in health through 2024.
 
“This strategy is your vision of how PAHO/WHO can best support the work of your ministries of health in improving the health of their people,” Etienne told the Caribbean health leaders....
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Government extends condolences to Invest Saint Lucia Chairman - Feb 1, 2018 - 5:25:47 PM

It is with great sadness that the Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to the Chairman of Invest Saint Lucia, Mr. Pinkley Francis, following the sudden death of his mother, Mrs. Marie Magdalene Francis.  

Known affectionately as “Ma Devotion” or “Ms. Dye”, 76-year-old Mrs. Francis was an adored personality in the community of Roblot, Choiseul, where for many years she ran a small family business...
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Saint Lucia: ECCB briefs Government on plans for a Resilient Financial Sector - Jan 30, 2018 - 5:59:28 PM

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Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Mr. Timothy Antoine made a presentation to Saint Lucia’s Cabinet of Ministers on “Transforming the ECCU Together” which covered topics such as the Global Economy: Prospects and Risks, ECCB’s Strategic Approach and the current situation in the ECCU and Saint Lucia.

The ECCB reported that the Global economy posted growth of 3.7 percent in 2017 and global growth projections for 2018 and 2019 have been revised upward to 3.9 percent...
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Saint Lucia to Welcome Taiwan Foreign Minister - Jan 29, 2018 - 3:27:26 PM

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Saint Lucia will officially welcome Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Dr. Lee Ta-Wei on an official visit from January 30 – February 1, 2018. 

While in Saint Lucia the Taiwan Foreign Minister will meet with Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and Public Service Honourable Allen Chastanet and the Cabinet of Ministers...
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Saint Lucia: Emotions run high at Opening for OK-EU Dialysis Unit - Jan 25, 2018 - 4:38:01 PM

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Emotions ran high as the Government of Saint Lucia officially opened the Dialysis Unit at the Owen King-EU Hospital on the morning of Wednesday January 24th 2018. Training for nurses at the new Unit commenced recently and the Unit will replace the services being offered at the Victoria Hospital with high end fully functional machines.

Medical officials, staff of the Victoria Hospital and patients were on hand at the opening to express their happiness at finally seeing the centre open. Minister for Health and Wellness, Senator Honourable Mary Isaac, stated that it had been a difficult road to get to this point.
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CRFM leads 7-country initiative to support management of four-wing flyingfish - Jan 24, 2018 - 4:43:42 PM

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Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of subprojects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the flyingfish fishery.

In highlighting the importance of the initiative, CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton, said: “We in the region are utilizing a common space and common living marine resource; therefore, we need to cooperatively manage these common interests. One of these common interests is the flyingfish fishery, and the governance framework developed for the flyingfish fishery could be scaled up and applied to other fisheries in the region.”
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Full Speed Ahead for Islandwide Network Project - Jan 24, 2018 - 2:23:02 PM

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Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet spoke enthusiastically about the prospect of Island-wide internet access when he addressed the ceremony for the Installation phase of the Government Island-Wide Network (GINet) Project on Wednesday.

The project aims to help develop a wireless local area network (WLAN) in public areas in order to provide residents, tourists and persons conducting business with free and/or low-cost internet access. The Prime Minister, also and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation...
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Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia Turnbull, a “magically” new Caribbean children’s book by Virgin Islands educator - Jan 23, 2018 - 4:46:07 PM

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Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia G. Turnbull from the Virgin Islands (VI) is the newest children’s book published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said Jacqueline Sample, president of the indie press.

“Ti Koko and Kush Kush is a brilliantly crafted story about a happy little coconut tree and a friendly, wise yam and the power of friendship and camaraderie in a small community,” said Dr. Nicole Phillip-Dowe, Head of UWI Open Campus, Grenada...
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UWP responds Ernest Hilaire on Bananes Bay - Jan 23, 2018 - 10:45:35 AM

The UWP finds it more than disingenuous when Mr. Ernest Hilaire calls on the government to be more transparent about the Bananes Bay development plans especially when there continues to remain serious questions about his own transparency in the Juffali Affair.

Mr. Hilaire must be reminded that plans for the redevelopment of the City of Castries, including Bananes Bay, have been in the works since Sir John Compton...
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CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints New Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Technology & Operations - Jan 20, 2018 - 6:28:56 PM

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Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Esan Peters as Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Technology & Operations, with effect from 1st February 2018.

The former St. Leonard’s Boys’ School and Harrison College student has worked in the technology and financial services industries for the past 20 years.  He held a number of progressively senior roles in the offshore software development sector from 1998 to 2002...
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IAEA helps Uganda Restart Vital Radiotherapy Services for Cancer Patients - Jan 19, 2018 - 9:38:09 AM

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Uganda today inaugurated a new radiotherapy machine to resume essential treatment services for cancer patients after the country’s only previous such equipment broke down in 2016. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided technical and financial support for the re-establishment of radiotherapy services in Uganda...
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Statement of condolences by the National Chair of the PLP - Jan 17, 2018 - 3:17:55 PM


Statement from the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party on reported plane crash

Our party is very saddened to learn of the loss of life which came as a result of a reported plane crash this morning, departing out of North Andros.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the community of North Andros in particular and our nation as a whole and especially to all the families that feel great pain and loss today...
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