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Chávez's Legacy

Bertrand Russell once wrote about the American revolutionary Thomas Paine, "He had faults, like other men; but it was for his virtues that he was hated and successfully calumniated." 

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HUGO CHAVEZ DIES AGE 58

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.

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Raul Castro to step down in five years

rualcastro-17HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro announced yesterday he will step down from power after his second term ends in 2018, and the new parliament named a 52-year-old rising star to become his first vice president and most visible successor.

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Jamaica waives visa Requirement Eastern European Nationals

Kingston, Jamaica: March 5, 2013 – Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill says Cabinet has approved the waiving of visa requirements for nationals of Russia, the Chez Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine visiting Jamaica for purposes of tourism and cultural exchange for periods of thirty days or less.

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BARBADOS - Mia Mottley returned as Opposition Leader

Mia MottleyBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Februaty 26, 2013 - Mia Mottley has again been named Opposition Leader of the Barbados Labour Party. The announcement was made earlier yesterday by BLP member Gline Clarke.

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Freundel's New Cabinet

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday March 5, 2013 –Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has announced the composition of his Cabinet dropping former Commerce and Trade minister Haynesley Benn.

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Dr. Naresh Singh’s CARICOM contract to be scrapped

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday announced that has rescinded the appointment of Guyanese development specialist, Dr. Naresh Singh as Deputy Secretary General.

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GUYANA - Lindeners not impressed with commission award

The father of one of the Linden protesters shot dead by police on July 18 is “disappointed” with the amount being offered as compensation for his son’s life.

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Communique:24th Inter-Sessional Meeting, Heads of Government of CARICOM

 caricom heads24The following is the Communique issued at the conclusion of the Twenty-Fourth Inter-Sessional Meeting Of The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom),18-19 February 2013, Port-Au-Prince, Republic Of Haiti:

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JAMAICA - CDA uncovers suspected human trafficking ring

human-traffickingKingston, Friday, March 1, 2013: The Child Development Agency (CDA), an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, has uncovered a suspected ring involving the trafficking of Jamaican children to another Caribbean country.  The case has been turned over by the CDA to the Police Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID).

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CARICOM heads support Antigua and Barbuda in its WTO row with the US

ST. JOHNS Antigua- Antigua & Barbuda will again appear before the World Trade Organization (WTO) next Wednesday as that country tries to get the United States to honour a series of rulings by the world trade body to compensate Antigua & Barbuda for its crackdown on online gambling.

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T&T- Drug lords posing as businessmen

Seventh Day Adventist pastor Clive Dottin said his statements about Latin American assassins operating in T&T and schooling teenage students in their deadly trade were based on his own experience. He said the information he shared on Tuesday was based on his interaction with young people who are involved in criminal activities and struggling to get out.

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GRENADA - Keith Mitchell’s NNP returns to power in landslide victory

keith MitchellST. GEORGES, Grenada, February 20, 2013 – The Opposition New National Party of former Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, on Tuesday was swept into office winning all fifteen seats in the island’s parliamentary elections.

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What does Grenada's election whitewash mean?

dr keith mitchellNewly re-elected Grenadian Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, has one of the more challenging assignments of any political leader in the region.

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BARBADOS - Poll picks BLP to win Thursday's elections

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday February 19, 2013 – The main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is likely to win as many as 20 seats in Thursday’s general election, according to the latest opinion poll published here on Tuesday.

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GUYANA - Tough times ahead for Rohee

clementrohee28 330 228Guyana's Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee will continue to face a tough time getting the security sector’s business done in the National Assembly because Alliance For Change (AFC) leader, Khemraj Ramjattan plans to vote down some bills the minister will bring to the opposition-controlled House.

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CARICOM demands U.S. exercise greater control over firearms

Port au Prince, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The leaders of the Caribbean Community of nations (CARICOM) have  demanded that the United States (U.S.) exercise more control over firearms as part of security efforts in the region, the press reported today.

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CARICOM heads get security plan

denzil-douglas291BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 25th February 2013– St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says Caribbean leaders at the just concluded 24th Inter-Sessional of Caribbean Heads of Government, have received an  8-point plan during a presentation from the lead head for crime and security, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

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ST. KITTS/NEVIS - Liburd says Condor and Harris boycotted several attempts to resolve impasse with PM

Marcella Liburd- freedomBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 18th February 2013– As the relationship between the former Deputy Prime Minister Sam Condor and Senior Minister Dr. The Hon. Timothy Harris on the one hand Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas on the other, continue to deteriorate Cabinet Minister Marcella Liburd has weighed in on the dispute.

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Guyana nominates Karran for OAS Asst. Secretary General

Guyana has nominated its Ambassador to Washington, Bayney Karran to become the next Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), a top government official has confirmed.

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TCI Premier to address CARICOM heads in Haiti

Dr. Rufus Ewing9TCI Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing says he will be addressing CARICOM heads when they meet in Haiti next week, and will be asking for the Regional Body’s support in fighting for a greater level of democracy in that British Protectorate territory.

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