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Big conversation needed on future of regional economies says Kenny Anthony

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 19, 2013 -      Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Dr. the Hon. Kenny Anthony, has called for a “big conversation” on the future of Caribbean economies, In the face of the challenges currently facing Member States and with the understanding that Caribbean economies needed each other to survive,

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See Haiti as “an opportunity” for the Region – says Martelly

michel martelly88Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 19, 2013- Haiti’s President and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Michel Martelly says “Haiti should be seen and treated as an opportunity as despite its difficulties, it represents a good opportunity for the Region, and an opportunity for each CARICOM country.”

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Sinckler: DLP to restructure economy

dlpmanifestoA re-elected Democratic Labour Party will seek to ensure a more certain future for Barbadians by restructuring the economy on four planks.  Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler told his party’s manifesto launch at West Terrace, St. James tonight, that the first plank was to protect the island’s foreign exchange at the Central Bank of Barbados and earn more of it.

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ST. KITTS/NEVIS - Cuban Ambassador bids farewell to Douglas

PM- Jorge ZubiaurBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 17th February 2013– The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Cuba has solidified the relationship between the two Caribbean countries through its outgoing ambassador HE Jorge Zubiaur.

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TRINIDAD - Rowley refused to have his remarks vetted by Speaker

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad February 16, 2013 - Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley declined to speak at yesterday's election of President Carmona as he choose not to suffer the indignity of having his remarks vetted by House Speaker Wade Mark.

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CARICOM’s 24th Inter-Sessional meeting gets underway in Haiti today

MichelMartelly89MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, February 18, 2013 - The 24th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gets underway on Monday February 18th in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with Crime and security among the major items to be discussed by the regional heads of government.

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SURINAME - Plan drafted to tackle human trafficking

human-trafficking3PARAMARIBO, Suriname- – Authorities have drafted a multi-annual plan to fight human trafficking. Glen van der San of the Justice Ministry’s Workgroup Trafficking in Persons has announced that the first concept of the plan, entitled “Route plan Suriname Enforcing Human Trafficking 2012-2016- is ready for discussions with other actors. “Official talks are planned with Guyana for instance,” Van der San said.

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JAMAICA - Finance minister says Gov’t must prove its commitment to sound economic decisions

Finance Minister Peter Phillips, the stern face of the Government's mission to move the country away from financial disaster, accepts that there must be unflinching commitment to the task ahead. Hours after crossing his first major hurdle in his quest to restore confidence in the economy and arrange the microeconomic variables to ensure growth, Phillips remains resolute.

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TRINIDAD - Man dies awaiting drill for surgery

PORT OF SPAIN — Blame is flying in all directions following the death of Tobagonian Rahil Hosein who needed brain surgery which was never performed because there was no cranial drill at the Port of Spain General Hospital.

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