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IMF says economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean remains sluggish

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean remains sluggish. Real GDP is expected to grow by 0.6 percent in 2019—the slowest rate since...

Barbados Cabinet approves new national honour

The cabinet of Barbados has agreed to the establishment of a new national honour. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made the announcement during a press...

Caribbean warned of re-current episodes of heat stress

The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is warning about “recurrent episodes of heat stress” as it noted that the drought situation...

Jamaica hosts Regional Sargassum Forum today

In light of the influx of sargassum in the Caribbean region, Jamaica will today host a regional forum to facilitate collaboration to address the...

Guyana Opposition party blasts ‘illegal’ house to house registration

Guyana’s main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says it will urge supporters not to participate in the “illegal” house to house registration exercise being...

Caribbean nationals elected to serve on UN Dispute Tribunal

Two Caribbean nationals have been elected to serve as “half-time” judges on the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) A report by Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation says...

Haiti’s President Names virtually unknown technocrat as new Prime Minister

President Jovenel Moise yesterday named Fritz-William Michel, an executive in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, as his fourth Prime Minister since he became...

Trinidad’s ruling party to screen candidates for general election

Trinidad’s ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) has announced plans to start screen candidates for the seven seats that were won by the opposition in...

Guyana’s President travels to Cuba for medical treatment

President David Granger left Guyana on Saturday for Cuba where he has been undergoing treatment for cancer. In a report, Caribbean News Service said Granger,...

Trinidad Prime Minister dismisses call to resign

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley on Thursday brushed aside a call from the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), for him to resign over...

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