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Bahamas PM expects bankrupt resort to open partially or fully by March

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NASSAU, Bahamas — There has been “significant movement” in the Baha Mar negotiations, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed on Wednesday as he expressed his “expectation and fervent hope” that the bankrupt megaresort’s conference center will be open by March.

OAS mission congratulates St Vincent and the Grenadines on successful elections

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the December 9 general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines has highlighted the civic spirit of the population shown in peaceful and successful elections.

Human Rights Day crackdown on dissidents likely after month of mass arrests in Cuba

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LONDON, England — Cuban human rights activists were at increased risk of detention or harassment from the authorities amid demonstrations on International Human Rights Day, 10 December, said Amnesty International following a wave of almost 1,500 arbitrary arrests in just over a month.

New opportunities in medical tourism for Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is set to stage the first in a series of lectures on medical tourism in Jamaica. Dubbed #DoBizJa Medical Tourism Lecture Series, the sessions aim to increase the number of local investors in the sector, while highlighting…

LIAT treats travellers to ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ specials

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Regional air carrier, LIAT, is offering special deals through to January 6, 2016 as part of its ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ promotion. Each day of the twelve days, customers will be treated to some exciting deals inspired by the popular holiday song. The specials this season…

Expedia reports demand growth for Curacao

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Expedia group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, has announced that travel demand for Curacao hotels have increased on all Expedia group sites this year. The data indicate that the United States remains a key feeder market for Curacao.

Inside Paradise: If we forget them, we too shall be forgotten

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The rise of a vigorous movement for the advancement of women and girls began over 40 years ago. This feminist movement initiated the beginning of an age where women and girls would no longer be seen as a vulnerable group in society: an age where women will be emancipated, educated…

Commentary: Venezuela finally awakens from Chavismo nightmare

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According to the February 13, 2014, edition of Business Insider, Venezuela sits on the world’s third largest energy reserves – valued at $34.9 trillion. This includes 297.6 billion barrels of oil – the most of any oil-producing country. Therefore, it speaks volumes that 25 percent of Venezuelans live…

Commentary: Ralph Gonsalves: A history making fourth term

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Dr Ralph Gonsalves is set to make history in St Vincent and the Grenadines as he starts a fourth term in office as prime minister. Having already completed 14 years as head of government, within three years of the term to which he was elected on December 9, Gonsalves will overtake the…

Commentary: Elections in Haiti pose post-electoral crisis

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Yet again, meaningful democracy in Haiti has been eluded in favor of short-term stability. Although a new date for elections was decided last January, no conditions close to being fair and democratic have been met. After months of electoral processes were thought as lacking transparency…

Letter: What they couldn’t buy they stole, and what they couldn’t buy or steal they fabricated

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Once again a mockery has been made of democracy in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Reports are being confirmed by lawyers’ photographs that, of sealed ballot boxes left at police stations at South Leeward, six have had the seals removed overnight and one box is missing. At North Leeward…

Letter: The British Raj and the cork hat mentality

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This is really in support of C. ben-David’s letter, “Don’t confuse ‘race’ with ‘racism’ on election day.” It was in this ePaper some days aback. C. ben, I agree with your analysis and I am pleased that you stuck with “Poor Relief”; thereby calling a spade a spade. Some people are not aware of…