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Trinidad pledges support to Guyana in territorial dispute with Venezuela

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (GINA) — Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar says her country is in full support of Guyana as it relates to the recent decree made by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over most of Guyana’s exclusive economic zone.

US court ruling has serious, far-reaching sovereignty implications, says Bahamas AG

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said on Thursday that for courts in The Bahamas to simply accede to a ruling from the United States bankruptcy court in Delaware – in this instance, to grant funds to Baha Mar Ltd intended in part to pay its staff – would have “serious and…

Grenadians continue to press for reopening of New York consulate

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NEW YORK, USA — The non-political group in New York, Grenadians for Change, gave a thumbs down to the three-man delegation, representing the government of Prime Minister Keith Mitchell at an invitation only town hall meeting on Tuesday in New York. The group said it was unimpressed with…

Trinidad PM requests Commonwealth election observer group

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has requested a technical observer team from the Commonwealth for the upcoming general election in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7, 2015. The request was made on Friday during the 36th regular meeting of the Conference…

Ratings agency threatens to downgrade Bahamas

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NASSAU, Bahamas — The international credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) said on Thursday it is placing its long-term and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings for The Bahamas on CreditWatch with negative implications as a result of Baha Mar’s decision to file for…

Agriculture, industry become priorities for Nicaraguan economy

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Job creation, diversification of industry, sustainable development and the war against poverty has been a top priority for the current government of Nicaragua. This year is continuing the second phase of the Better Work Program, which is estimated to create 150,000 new jobs.

Haiti’s first Panamax port officially opens

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — GB Group, a diversified group of industrial and trading companies, has announced with an inauguration event that Port Lafito, a world-class modern container port in Haiti, is open and operational. Port Lafito is Haiti’s first Panamax port with state of the art equipment.

Bahamas PR firm CEO appears on international motivational television show

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Addis Huyler, the founder and CEO of leading independent public relations and marketing consultancy Sidda Communications Group and the founder of the highly popular Bahamian Icon Awards, recently made a special guest appearance on the Bahamas-based international…

Commentary: The View from Europe: When tourism is the target

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A little over a week ago at least 38 holidaymakers died on a beach in Tunisia, and many more were injured in an appalling terrorist attack aimed at killing visitors and damaging terminally that country’s tourism industry. It was the second such event this year, and followed another in March on tourists…

Commentary: The rise and fall of Garifuna nationalism

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When my Garifuna people were removed from their homeland “Yurumein”, now known as St Vincent and the Grenadines on March 11, 1797, their nation state was dismantled by the British. They then passed decrees to forbid my people from speaking their language, practicing their religion or…

Letter: Thinking of Hairouna on July 4th

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It is the 4th of July 2015, Independence Day in the USA and the birthday of my dearly, departed mother. This week we are in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at a place called Barefoot Resorts. Despite the pain of a pulled muscle in my right thigh, I took the morning walk with my wife around the

Sports Commentary: CARICOM needs renewed attention to sports

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Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are meeting this week in Barbados for their annual conference, where they will discuss issues of regional importance, including addressing the economic challenges facing member countries. The leaders, representing 15 member states…