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  • Ukraine mobilises after Putin’s ‘declaration of war’

    KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine, (Reuters) – Ukraine mobilised for war yesterday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War. “This is not a threat: this is actually the declaration of war to my country,” Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk…

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  • Thousands of chikungunya cases in region

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March (CMC) – The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC) says there are reports of new cases of the chikungunya virus in the Caribbean. The ECDPC said in the past week, 293 new cases of chikungunya have been reported in the region, with confirmed ones in St Martin (French), Martinique, St Barthélemy and Guadeloupe. New cases…

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  • SG LaRocque seeks Slovenia’s support in advocating for CARICOM on EU graduation policy

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has sought the support of Slovenia in advocating for CARICOM regarding graduation in the EU development policy.  The Secretary General was making remarks during a ceremony in which the newly appointed Slovenian Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Bozo Cerar handed over his credentials.  The…

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  • CARIFORUM and EU reaffirm commitment to trade and development partnership

    CARIFORUM and European Union (EU) trade officials held a one-day meeting in Grenada on Thursday 21 November, at which they reaffirmed the two regions' commitment to their close trade and development partnership. The two sides discussed progress made so far in putting the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) into practice. The EPA aims to promote trade and investment, underpin regional…

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  • Stakeholder Consultation to Examine Entry of CARIFORUM Entertainers in the EU Market

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Public and private sector stakeholders drawn from the Cultural Industry of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) are to participate in a Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of a Strategic Action Plan for the Entry of CARIFORUM Entertainers in the European Union (EU) Market, to be held in St George’s,…

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  • CARIFORUM Platform to be Strengthened, says New DG

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, 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. Mr. Marie who has been appointed for a period of three years…

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  • Photo of OAS CSEP Project Host Workshop on Energy Efficiency Designs for Office and Public Buildings in Tropical Climates

    OAS CSEP Project Host Workshop on Energy Efficiency Designs for Office and Public Buildings in Tropical Climates

    The Organisation of Amercan States (OAS) Secretariat through the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) and the Energy Efficiency Working Group of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), hosted a workshop on energy efficiency designs for office and public buildings in tropical climates. The event took place at the Bay Gardens Inn in Rodney Bay from February 28th…

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  • Netherlands PM denounces murder of Curacao politician

    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, CMC – Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday condemned the assassination of Helmin Wiels, the leader of the largest political party in Curacao's coalition government who was shot dead late Sunday in the Punda section of the Dutch island's capital. Rutte spokesman Henk Brons said it is not yet clear whether the Netherlands will assist the police investigation, and…

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  • Europe’s Bitter Medicine

    For more than two years, European leaders have pushed a cocktail of fiscal austerity and structural reforms on troubled countries like Portugal, Spain and Italy, promising that it will be the tonic to cure their economic and financial ailments. All the evidence shows that this bitter medicine is killing the patient. Portugal’s highest court recently ruled against cuts to the…

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  • Margaret Thatcher, formidable on many levels

    She had the eyes of Caligula and the lips of Marilyn Monroe. So said Francois Mitterrand, the last serious socialist to lead a major European nation, speaking of Margaret Thatcher, who helped bury socialism as a doctrine of governance. She had the smooth, cold surface of a porcelain figurine, but her decisiveness made her the most formidable woman in 20th-century…

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