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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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CARICOM calls for elimination of roaming charges across region

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) ministers with responsibility for Information and Communication Technologies ICT - have agreed to collectively approach the region's telecommunications providers to eliminate...

More than one in three in Haiti need urgent food aid says UN

The UN's World Food Programme has warned that more than a third of Haitians are facing "severe food insecurity", sparked by price hikes, dwindling...

Grenada signs US$1.5million contract with US healthcare company

Health Minister Nickolas Steele said that government is paying a USA-based firm between US$800,000 and US$1.5 million to complete the process for implementation of...

Dominicans to go to the polls on December 6

Dominicans go to the polls on December 6 to elect a new government after Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Tuesday night announced that he had...

Ban on single-use plastics now final in Barbados

The ban on single-use, petroleum-based plastic packaging, containers and utensils is to take effect on New Year’s Day 2020 – no exceptions or extensions,...

Swine flu death in Tobago

One swine flu death has occurred in Tobago and one is undetermined. According to the Trinidad Express, the victim, a short crop farmer, is said...

Antigua renews calls to Harvard University for reparations

Antigua and Barbuda has renewed its call for Harvard University to provide reparations to Antiguans, some of whom are descendants of slaves owned by...

IDB holds policy dialogue, forum on better management and public expenditure in the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says, through its Fiscal Management Division, it will conduct the Regional Fiscal Policy Dialogue and the Third International Forum...

Republic Financial Holdings Completes Acquisition Of Scotiabank’s Caribbean Operations

Republic Financial Holdings Limited has now closed its acquisition of seven Scotiabank operations. The bank said in a statement on Friday November 1st, that, following...

New tax relief policy announced for sections of hurricane ravaged Bahamas

Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced yesterday that Grand Bahama, Abaco and the Abaco Cays will become tax free zones, to aid in...

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