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Sustainable Energy a High Priority for Barbados and SIDS

Dennis-Lowe-Environment-MinisterBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, August 27, 2013 -Sustainable energy is one of the highest, if not the highest, national development priorities for Barbados. This was emphasised by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, as he addressed a lunch time presentation on: Sustainability Energy: Placing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the Centre of the Sustainable Development of SIDS, during the SIDS Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting at Hilton Barbados yesterday.

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Jamaica’s opposition JLP activates election commission

audley-shaw new 9KINGSTON,  Jamaica, August 28, 2013 - Jamaica’s opposition party, The Jamaica Labour Party, has appointed an Election Commission to conduct the party’s upcoming internal elections in the wake of a possiblet challenge to party leader Andrew Holness by Deputy Leader Audley Shaw.

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Trinidadian born nominated as US Ambassador to T&T

John-EstradaUS President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Laventille-born John L Estrada as the next Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago. He will replace ambassador Beatrice W Welters who resigned last October ahead of the US presidential election on November 5.

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Opposition parliamentarians must do the people’s business, says PM Douglas

Amory-President-MaBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 27th August 2013– Opposition parliamentarians need to shoulder their legislative responsibilities in the lawmaking body instead of fighting to attend events held for the recent State Visit by the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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CARICOM courts increased funding from International Development Partners

larocqueGeorgetown, Guyana -      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has put forward a case to raise the level of funding from its International Development Partners (IDPs) and to increase the number of Community priorities in the bilateral and regional programmes of the IDPs.

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Kamla says local Gov’t elections will be held when due

kamla-on-electionsPrime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says while there were some in her party and within the Cabinet who firmly believed the elections should be postponed, “Win, lose or draw,” local government elections will be held when they are constitutionally due. 

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CARIFORUM Platform to be Strengthened, says New DG

CAFEIN-Members-MapGeorgetown, Guyana -    Mr. Percival Marie, a national of the Commonwealth of Dominica, assumes office on August 1 as Director-General of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) Directorate in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. He replaces Mr. Ivan Ogando Lora.

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Press Association of Jamaica wants the chairman of TVJ to resign

milton-samudaKINGSTON, Jamaica August 26, 2013 - The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has passed a resolution calling for the resignation of Milton Samuda as chairman of the board of Television Jamaica (TVJ).

This arose out of his being responsibile for the erasing of portions of journalists' tapes that had been given to him in his capacity as a lawyer.

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Government Signs Jamaica’s First Social Partnership Agreement

Portia-forumPrime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has described Jamaica’s first signing of a social partnership agreement with the Private Sector, the Trade Unions and Civil Society as a critical point in the nation’s progress.

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'Dudus' vs Massop war heats up in Tivoli Gardens

TIVOLI w445KINGSTON, Jamaica – (Jamaica Observer) - RELATIVES and forces loyal to two of West Kingston's notorious gangsters have been waging a deadly battle for turf in that section of Kingston, but the police are adamant that the area will not again be controlled by criminals.

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ST. KITTS- National Debt incurred to rebuild after hurricanes, floods

Omar---Bay-RoadBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 1st August 2013– St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says the Federation’s National Debt was as a result of rebuilding the nation to maintain the comfort of residents and to ensure its continued competitiveness after hurricanes and floods.

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Laventille looks to Jack for development

JACK-WARNER-ILP-Final-rallyTRINIDAD GUARDIAN: August 25, 2013 - Scores of Laventille residents mobbed interim leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Jack Warner, demanding jobs, housing, tee-shirts and money during his walkabout in the area yesterday.

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Eight Guyanese sue Caribbean Airlines for 2011 crash

cal tailEight passengers of the Caribbean Airlines plane that crashed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) two years ago are suing the airline for more than GUY$8 million each.

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Prime Minister Simpson Miller Hails Jamaica-China Relations

ja-china-relKINGSTON, August 25- Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has hailed the longstanding diplomatic relations which Jamaica shares with the People’s Republic of China, spanning some 41 years.

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Cuban Ambassador applauds Lisa Hanna for improving Jamaica-Cuba relations

lisa-yuriMontego Bay, Jamaica, August 25, 2013: Outgoing Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Yuri Gala Lopez has commended Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna on the work she has been doing to strengthen the relationship between Jamaica and Cuba.

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IMF says St. Kitts and Nevis economy showing signs of recovery

min-zhu-imfBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 27th July  2013 – The Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) says St. Kitts and Nevis is showing signs of an economic recovery following a four-year contraction in economic activity.

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Jamaican PM meets with China's top business leaders

portia-li kequiangJamaica's Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, has described her meetings with several of China’s top business leaders as “very productive,” as she continues to promote the investment opportunities available on the island.

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Shanique Myrie CCJ decision expected 4th October

ShaniqueMyrie-450x350The long awaited Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) judgement in the Shanique Myrie case will be handed down on the 4th of October.

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SG LaRocque urges teachers’ union to place emphasis on standards

LaRocque march 2013CARICOM, Georgetown, Guyana - Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, has urged teachers gathered in Georgetown, Guyana for the 36th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Union of Teachers, to place emphasis on teaching standards to meet demands for a competent workforce in the Community. 

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US project seeks to break Guyana’s parliamentary gridlock

brent-hardtThe United States (US) is injecting US$1.5 million into a project aimed at breaking gridlock between Guyana’s opposition-controlled House and the minority Executive.

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