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IMF EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPLETES SECOND REVIEW UNDER THE ECF ARRANGEMENT FOR GRENAD…

IMF EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPLETES SECOND REVIEW UNDER THE ECF ARRANGEMENT FOR GRENADA, AND APPROVES US$2.8 MILLION DISBURSEMENT

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the second review of Grenada’s economic performance under a three-year program supported by an arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The completion of the review enables the disbursement of SDR 2 million (about US$2.8 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 6...

01 Jul 2015 Hits:1528 Local News

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CUBA: THE CARIBBEAN'S WAKE-UP CALL

CUBA: THE CARIBBEAN'S WAKE-UP CALL

Caribbean Governments and Private Sector Cannot Afford To Be Complacent THE CARIBBEAN (June 30, 2015) - For far too long the Caribbean has taken tourism for granted according to a white paper issued by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) entitled Cuba: The Great Disruption for the Good of the Caribbean. The paper states that the country that many regard as the l...

01 Jul 2015 Hits:1594 Regional News

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SCRATCH PLAYER WINS MAD MONEY

SCRATCH PLAYER WINS MAD MONEY

“NLA Handovers $10,000 to Top-Prize Winner”ST. GEORGE’S - FRIDAY, 28TH MAY, 2015 – At a press conference held on the Carenage Hard Court, the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) handed over a cheque for EC$10,000.00 to Kisha Sheena Simon – winner of a top-prize in the recently-launched “Mad Money” Scratch Game.The top-prize was handed over to Ms. Simon by Mr. Simon Wall – a Dire...

01 Jul 2015 Hits:1467 Local News

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ONE CARIBBEAN TV GOES TO THE US CONGRESS

ONE CARIBBEAN TV GOES TO THE US CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, DC (July 1, 2015) - One Caribbean Television (OCTV) went to the U.S. Congress last month to honor legislators who contributed to the proclamation of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.   Mark Walton, President of Sales and Marketing for OCTV, noted that many Congressional representatives contributed to the formal recognition of the contributions of Caribbean...

01 Jul 2015 Hits:1512 Regional News

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MAJOR OAS CULTURAL HERITAGE INITIATIVE NOW UNDERWAY THROUGHOUT THE CARIBBEAN REG…

MAJOR OAS CULTURAL HERITAGE INITIATIVE NOW UNDERWAY THROUGHOUT THE CARIBBEAN REGION

Washington, DC June 29- An innovative multi-nation project entitled “Expanding the Socio-Economic Value of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean” is now being implemented across the region by the Department of Economic Development of the Organization of American States. The project, aimed at building the capacity of fourteen OAS Member States (Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Ba...

29 Jun 2015 Hits:3040 Regional News

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TRAINING IN APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE UNDERWAY FOR CENTRAL AMERICA AN…

TRAINING IN APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE UNDERWAY FOR CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Agricultural professionals and producers from 13 countries in Central America and the Caribbean are participating in a training event to drive agricultural development in their countries.Irapuato, Mexico, June 29 (IICA). Mexican specialists are providing training in the use of biotechnology in agriculture for agricultural professionals and producers from 13 Central American and...

29 Jun 2015 Hits:2893 Regional News

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LAC AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES DISCUSS REGIONAL POSITIONS AT CODEX ALIMENTARIUS MEETI…

LAC AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES DISCUSS REGIONAL POSITIONS AT CODEX ALIMENTARIUS MEETING

With support from IICA and the United States government, Latin American, Caribbean and African countries coordinated their points of view on global food safety standards. San Jose, June 18, 2015 (IICA). During an unprecedented meeting held in San José, over 60 delegates from Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) and African countries analyzed proposals for international food safet...

18 Jun 2015 Hits:5554 Regional News

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2015 CARIBBEAN PRIMARY EXIT ASSESSMENT (CPEA)

  2015 CARIBBEAN PRIMARY EXIT ASSESSMENT (CPEA)

The highest score attained in the assessment was 490 out of a maximum possible score of 500. According to the Caribbean Examinations’ Council (CXC),Grenada captured the top three positions in the region. Daryl Streete from Beacon Junior and Leoneal Rennie from St. Andrew’s R.C were ranked number one in the region by CXC. While Kayla Jordan of Westmorland Secondary School placed...

16 Jun 2015 Hits:6530 Local News

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILY REMITTANCES TO BE OBSERVED FOR THE FIRST TIME

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILY REMITTANCES TO BE OBSERVED FOR THE FIRST TIME

A lifeline for 750 million people around the world, remittances offer opportunity for development Milan, 16 June 2015: More than 400 policymakers, private-sector stakeholders and civil-society representatives observed the first International Day of Family Remittances today at the opening of the fifth Global Forum on Remittances and Development in Milan. In launching the intern...

16 Jun 2015 Hits:5997 Regional News

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DIGICEL BUSINESS WINS AVAYA’S BEST PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD

DIGICEL BUSINESS WINS AVAYA’S BEST PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Digicel Business improves communication at a leading hospital in the region Tuesday 16th June 2015 – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel, the region’s leading Business Solutions provider, recently won the highly coveted, Avaya Caribbean-wide Project of the Year award thanks to its ICT and Unified Communication platform deployed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados.

16 Jun 2015 Hits:5762 Regional News

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EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK WITHDRAWS 1C AND 2C COINS

EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK WITHDRAWS 1C AND 2C COINS

As of 1 July, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will no longer issue one cent and two cents coins to the commercial banks operating within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). Although the coins will no longer be issued, they will remain legal tender up to 30 June 2020 and thus can be used for purchasing goods and services or exchanged at financial institutions ...

12 Jun 2015 Hits:8598 Regional News

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MANCHESTER CITY FC AND NEW YORK FC LAUNCH LANDMARK DEAL WITH DIGICEL

MANCHESTER CITY FC AND NEW YORK FC LAUNCH LANDMARK DEAL WITH DIGICEL

Thursday 11th June 2015 – Kingston, Jamaica: Manchester City FC and New York City FC have launched a new multi-year partnership with Digicel, the number one communications partner across the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific. The Barclays Premier League Club and new Major League Soccer franchise will come together with the leading telecoms brand to create a wealth of...

11 Jun 2015 Hits:8449 Regional News

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ANALYSING THE US SUPREME COURT’S DECISION ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE

June 30, 2015 by Dr. Lawrence A. Joseph

Only a few days ago, on 26th June 2015, the US Supreme Court by a majority of five votes to four in the case of Obergefell v Hodges changed the course of history in the USA. It is now mandatory that all jurisdictions in the country must allow and recognize same sex marriages. The decision of the Supreme Court came about as a result of a lawsuit which was filed by one Jim Obergefell in the State of Ohio in July 2013. The allegation was that the state unlawfully refused to recognize his marriage in the state of Maryland to another man, John Arthur. At the time Arthur was terminally ill and they both lived in Ohio. Obergefell was desirous of having his name inserted on Arthur’s death certificate as “the surviving spouse”. After several appeals in lower courts, the matter eventually reached the US Supreme Court.

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