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Barbados Police Commissioner sent on leave — Opposition concerned

Darwin Dottin PoliceBarbados Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin has been sent on “administrative leave with immediate effect on the recommendation of the Police Service Commission to the Governor General that he be retired in the public interest”.

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OECS marks 32nd anniversary

OECS 1OECS Secretariat - Tuesday June 18th 2013 – Today marks 32 years since the establishment of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, OECS. Thirty two years of facilitating efforts by the nine Member States to further develop the people of the OECS region through various programmes and projects in several cases with the help of the international donor community.

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Theft charges against former Cayman Premier dropped

McKeeva-BushFive theft charges filed against former Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush earlier this year were dropped on Wednesday, 5 June, according to his attorney.  

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ST. KITTS/NEVIS - People’s Labour Party launched to challenge Douglas

PLP launch 22St. Kitts and Nevis- Tuesday June 18, 2013-   The people in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis have yet another political party from which to chose their leaders.

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OECS discuss challenges in setting up Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS)

LMIS MeetingBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 12th June 2013 - Permanent Secretary in the Ministry responsible for Labour, Mr. Elvis Newton and Labour Commissioner, Mr. Spencer Amory were among officials who participated in an OECS meeting of Permanent Secretaries and Labour Commissioners in St. Lucia.

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T&T PM safeguards classified information

Kamla Persad-Bissessar 8Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has expressed concerns that handing over her electronic devices to the police investigators may jeopardise national security and has since directed that the investigation only take place in her presence.

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WTO Head call for closer CARICOM integration

pascal lamy66Georgetown, Guyana - Director General of the World Trade Organisation Mr Pascal Lamy has emphasised that the Region needs closer integration.

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ST. KITTS/NEVIS - People’s Labour Party to be launched

Harris-and-CondorSt. Kitts and Nevis newest political party, the People’s Labour Party is expected to be launched on Monday June 17 with a press conference.

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Former minister describes St Kitts-Nevis political climate as unstable

Min-Harris-gesturesBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday June 12, 2013 – Former senior government minister Dr. Timothy Harris has described as “instability” the political climate in St. Kitts-Nevis and that opposition politicians will launch a fresh campaign to get the National Assembly to debate a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas.

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B'dos Gov't to reform healthcare financing

John Boycee-450x350Government is looking to reform the financing of healthcare in Barbados. Minister of Health, John Boyce, said the State could not provide "all services to all people" and, as a result, it would be engaging providers of health insurance plans to discuss the way forward.

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JAMAICA - No-user-fee policy worsening poor health service - CaPRI study

cornwallregionalThe quality of service in Jamaica's public hospitals has got worse since the no-user-fee policy was introduced five years ago. It is now ineffective and inefficient, with nurses and doctors displaying an apathetic attitude towards patients and their general duties. So said the findings in a review of the system by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI).

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US hand-me-downs: PNM senator knocks OPV replacements

Terrence-DeyalsinghWhy is Trinidad and Tobago taking “hand-me-down” vessels from the United States, after scrapping the OPV (offshore patrol vessels) contract?  This is the question PNM Senator Terrence Deyalsingh is asking.

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Cayman - ‘Austerity doesn’t work’ says Premier McLaughlin

alden mclaughlin 2(CNS): As a Cayman delegation heads off to the UK tomorrow at the invitation of the UK’s prime minister, the local government representatives will also be meeting with the FCO’s overseas territories minister, Mark Simmonds, on Thursday to discuss Cayman’s budget situation.

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CAYMAN - Tara Rivers to fight election challenge

Rivers-TaraAn 11th-hour election challenge has been filed against a government minister and she’s vowing to fight it every step of the way.

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JA Gov't to move ahead with flexi-week legislation — Kellier

Derrick-Kellier1 w460LABOUR and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier says that while there might still be some amount of "disquiet" about the decision to amend legislation to facilitate the introduction of flexi-week arrangements, they are not "convincing enough" to hamper the Government from moving forward with those plans.

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Bouterse dismisses cabinet ministers amidst questions

RamonAbrahamsTwo senior ministers in the Desi Bouterse administration have resigned as the administration of that Surinamese government announced sweeping changes.

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World Bank approves US $10M loan to Antigua & Barbuda

harold-lovell1ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The board of directors at the World Bank has announced it has approved a US $10 million loan to Antigua & Barbuda. Françoise Clottes, the World Bank director for the Caribbean, said the loan represents the first World Bank investment operation ever in the country.

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Kamla agrees to 'Tobago' talks with London

orville londonPrime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has agreed to meet chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Orville London to discuss the process for the granting of internal self-governance to Tobago and other issues of national interest. 

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Jamaica’s Foreign Minister to open Embassy inBrazil

AJ-NICHOLSONKingston, Jamaica, June 8, 2013, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Senator the Honourable Arnold J. Nicholson, QC, will officially open the Jamaican Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil on Friday, June 14, as part of his activities during a working visit, which will see him in both Sao Paulo and Brasilia, from Monday, June 10 to Saturday, June 15.

 

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PM Douglas to nationals in New York: “confidence has returned”

pm douglas confiBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 13th June 2013 – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas had a message for nationals of the twin-island Federation living in the tri-State of New York.

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Possible solution to Antigua gaming dispute may be in sight - Spencer

baldwinspencerST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday June 7, 2013 –The Antigua and Barbuda government says it is encouraged by talks with United States Vice President Joe Biden about the prospects in the cross border gaming dispute between the two countries.

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