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CDB makes Emergency Relief Grant available to Dominica

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced that an Emergency Relief Grant of 200,000 US dollars is being made immediately available to the Government...

Barbados police probe death of British woman who was strangled and set ablaze

Barbados police have launched an investigation into an incident in which a British woman who was strangled, doused with a flammable liquid and set...

Jamaican trade mission heads to T&T as it seeks to increase exports to region

Seven Jamaican manufacturers and suppliers of food, personal care and irrigation products will from today be a part of a trade mission to the...

World Health Organization removes Caribbean Zika alert

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme, which categorised...

Venezuela opposition controls legislature minus supermajority for now

Venezuela's opposition on Tuesday took control of the legislature for the first time in 16 years but failed for the time being to clinch...

Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility to make payouts totaling EC$42 million after Hurricane Irma

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC) formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility will be making payouts totalling approximately...

New UN report says hunger, obesity and inequality is on the increase in the...

A new United Nations report says for the third consecutive year, the number of people chronically hungry has increased in Latin America and the...

ECLAC reiterates support for development of statistics in the Caribbean

Representatives of national statistics institutes in Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirmed yesterday, the importance of strengthening and integrating national statistical systems to obtain...

Barbados’ foreign reserves at lowest level in more than a decade

Barbados’ foreign reserves have fallen to the lowest level in 14 years, according to Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr. DeLisle Worrell. However,...

Dominican Republic expels thousands of people of Haitian origin

The Dominican Republic has expelled or refused entry to more than 9, 000 people mainly of Haitian origin during the month of September. In a...

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