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Bahamas bank to conduct ‘internal review’ after FIFA revelation

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Just as Bahamian financial institutions are grappling with the implementation of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) signed between The Bahamas and the US in connection with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the global scandal rocking the Fédération…

Trinidad journalist’s relatives attacked

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Female relatives of Trinidad radio talk show host Marcia Braveboy were held up beaten and robbed on Tuesday night. The four women were at their home in Couva – two teenagers; a 38-year old visiting sister, Rachel Braveboy; and a 74-year-old aunt.

Regional entrepreneurs discuss investments at conference in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Entrepreneurs and members of the American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) continue to discuss investments in the region on the last day of a three-day conference “Future of the Americas” held in Haiti.

Antigua-Barbuda to host major CARICOM development forum

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — “CARICOM Overcoming Challenges: Pathway to Development” is the focus of a major regional forum to be held in Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday, 23 June 2015. Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Brown, will be among the forum’s list of high level presenters.

Cuba to submit another resolution at the UN on Puerto Rico’s colonial status

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuba will again present at the United Nations a draft resolution on the colonial status of Puerto Rico, a gesture ratifying the commitment of Cuba to that sister Caribbean nation. The document will be submitted to the Special Decolonization Committee on June 22, said multilateral…

Grenada to host first conference of Commonwealth integrity commissions

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) — Grenada has been selected as the host country for the first conference of integrity commissions and anti-corruption bodies in the Commonwealth. Grenada’s Integrity Commission is playing host to the event from June 22 to 26. The purpose of the Conference is to discuss…

Cuba and EU close round of talks on political and cooperation dialogue

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BRUSSELS, Belgium (ACN) — Cuba and the European Union concluded the fourth round of talks on political and cooperation dialogue that both parties have been negotiating since April with significant results as to bilateral cooperation, an issue in a quite advanced stage. The talks were held in Brussels.

Take advantage of EPA, says Barbados minister

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados does not need another economic partnership agreement (EPA) study, said industry minister, Donville Inniss, on Wednesday morning while delivering opening remarks at the Barbados Private Sector Trade Team’s official workshop.  “This EPA has been…

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank withdraws 1c and 2c coins

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — 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…

CARIFESTA XII: Haiti gives assurance of readiness

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Haiti is ready to host CARIFESTA (Caribbean Festival of Arts) and welcomes the interest shown by the other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries. This was stated by Haiti’s ambassador to CARICOM, Peterson Noel, in a press conference on CARIFESTA XII…

Nicaragua to improve competitiveness in foreign trade

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua will carry out a program to improve the operations of its border posts and strengthen the competitiveness of its foreign trade, with US$55 million in financing from the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB). The program aims to upgrade the country’s border posts.

Curacao announces North Sea Jazz Festival line-up

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Now in its sixth year, the popular Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival returns to the stage this September 3-5, 2015. This year’s festival will play host to some of the world’s most iconic musicians, including international superstars John Legend, Enrique Iglesias, Wyclef Jean…

Commentary: Let us praise our police forces!

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Too often we neglect to praise our national heroes. Oftentimes, unsung heroes do most of the work with little notice from the general public for doing their jobs. This is not something that is intentional, not by any means. But it is something, this symptom of forgetfulness, which makes us highlight…

Commentary: Jamaicans must read China’s record, not just its lips

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On May 26, 2015, Li Keqiang, the Premier of the People’s Republic of China spoke before the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). He urged greater economic cooperation between Latin American and Caribbean nations and Beijing.

Warriors disarm and overthrow the king and king’s men; the kingdom has fallen

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The Warriors won the opening tip off and quickly dropped behind by a handful, but by the end of the first quarter Cleveland was down by 13 points with 9 turnovers. Cleveland started off the second quarter with the “Russian Mason” Mozgov building a house from three blocks…