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HAITI – The Martelly government tackles the housing shortage

michel-martelly00CROIX-des-BOUQUETS, Haiti – Haiti’s president Michelle Martelly is moving to try and solve the Haitian housing dilemma which demands some 500,000 housing units over the next ten years in an effort to erase the tent cities which mushroomed following the massive earthquake which crippled the nation three years ago on January 12, 2010.

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ANTIGUA -Gov’t, Barbuda Council still to meet to address issues

antigua-barbudaST JOHN’S, Antigua – A cloud of doubt remains over when top officials from Antigua and sister isle Barbuda will sit down to hammer out critical details regarding the relation between the two islands.

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T&T - The PNM's Dr. Keith Rowley eyes Prime Minister's chair

keithrowley88The year 2012 will go down in political history as a year of "firsts" for Dr Keith Rowley, both as Political Leader of the People's National Movement (PNM) and Opposition Leader of the country.

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JAMAICA - Islandwide Public Consultations on Logistics Hub Initiative

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, is planning a series of islandwide public consultations to sensitise citizens about the Government’s plans for the country’s Logistics Hub initiative.

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Private US prisons profit from laws that define immigrants as criminals

How a nation uses its power to deny a person’s freedom has always been a critical measure of authoritarian rule. Massive incarceration based on race, ethnic origin or nationality, political beliefs, class, sexual orientation, age or other inherent characteristics is a form of tyranny.

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Amnesty International lashes Jamaica over Tivoli report delays

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has described as unacceptable the protracted delays by the Public Defender, Earl Witter, to present the report into the 2010 operations into Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston.

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JAMAICA - Expectations High for Development of Transshipment Hub

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 18, 2012 - Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon.  Anthony Hylton, says expectations for the development of Jamaica’s global logistics and transshipment hub are high among stakeholders in the business and trading community worldwide.

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Haiti quake: Why isn't aid money going to Haitians?

Three years on from Haiti's devastating earthquake, the country's UN special envoy has revealed little official aid money has gone to the country's government and organisations. Why is the funding bypassing Haitians?

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St. Kitts and Nevis is “getting over economic troubles” says PM Douglas

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 18th December 2012 –Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says there are numerous achievements by his ruling St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party in Government which have lead to improvement in the quality of life of nationals.

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GUYANA - Rohee can speak in Parliament as Home Affairs Minister says Chief Justice

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Chief Justice Ian Chang on Friday ruled that Parliamentarian Clement Rohee can speak in the House, effectively striking down opposition efforts to gag him in his capacity of Home Affairs Minister.

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ANTIGUA - US refuses to negotiate in good faith says Antigua

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has complained to the Dispute Settlement Board of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that The United States is refusing to negotiate in good faith to resolve its long-standing dispute over the cross-border provision of gambling and betting services.

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Jamaica's debt hurricane- The Greece of the Western Hemisphere

Americans concerned about the impact of public debt on the global recovery have focused — with good reason — on Greece. Closer to home, however, the tourism mecca of Jamaica illustrates the catastrophic effects of borrowing way too much, and the painful choices that follow. This saga, less familiar than Greece's, is a lesson for lawmakers in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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Kamla Challenges Jamaican newspaper to prove ethnic stocking

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has challenged the Jamaica Observer to bring evidence of “ethnic stocking” in T&T, saying the allegation was “foolish, malicious and false.”

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Hugo Chávez ally re-elected as Venezuela's assembly chief

CARACAS -- Diosdado Cabello, a former Vice President of ailing Venezuela President Hugo Chavez who participated along with him in the failed February 1992 coup attempt, was re-elected as National Assembly President.

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How will Cuban Americans impact Obama's Cuba policies in his second term?

Cuban Americans voted for Obama in record numbers, signifying a shift in this constituency's views on US policies in Cuba. In Florida’s Cuban-American community, change is in the air. There have been signs of this change for several years.

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Manning faces tough 2013…Hampered by ill health...

patrickmanning55WHEN it comes to titans in local politics- few figures loom large. San Fernando East Member of Parliament Patrick Manning is one of them. As this country's longest-serving Member of Parliament, he's served as Opposition Leader, political leader of the People's National Movement (PNM) and has had several turns as Prime Minister.

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