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  • EDITORIAL – America Losing Its Way

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – There are many things to celebrate about the United States, not least its democracy. But there is a thing or two about politics that modern America might relearn from even poor countries like Jamaica, including the importance of compromise, and that democracy, while not tolerating tyranny by the majority, does not presume capitulation to the minority. These…

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  • Trinidadian scholar killed in Kenya buried in his homeland

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – 31-year-old Ravindra Ramrattan was cremated here on Tuesday, more than a week after he was murdered during the attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Niarobi by Shabab militants. At least 68 other people were killed during the attack. President Anthony Carmona led the dignitaries, including several government ministers as well as relatives, who…

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  • Sparrow responding well

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Slinger Francisco, aka the Mighty Sparrow, continues to do well. According to a media release from his wife, Margaret Francisco, “I am happy to report that the Mighty Sparrow is responsive, resting comfortably and is slowly progressing to what we trust will be a satisfactory recovery. “The doctors, nurses and caretakers have done an excellent…

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  • President-elect Savarin defends his election

    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – President-elect Charles Savarin has defended his election even as Opposition Leader Hector John said he would snub the head of state and boycott all functions officiated by him. Savarin, 70, who is expected to be sworn in to office later this week, was elected by the Dominica parliament by a 19-0 margin after opposition legislators boycotted…

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  • Caribbean hoping to take advantage of German Food Show

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) says it will mount a “Caribbean Kitchen Pavilion” at this year’s ANUGA Food Show in Germany. It said the October 5-9 event would allow the region to showcase 12 Caribbean food suppliers from seven different countries, displaying a range of beverages, condiments and selected items. “This trade fair…

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  • Opposition criticises government over crime, figures show increase in murders

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The main opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has criticised the Portia Simpson Miller administration over its handling of the crime situation in Jamaica as the island recorded yet another increase in murders. Opposition spokesman on National Security, Delroy Chuck, wants the government to take decisive action to deal with the situation. “There’s no doubt that the…

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  • Jamaica Facing Possible Currency Crisis

    KINGSTON. Jamaica – Where is the exchange rate now? As we enter the final quarter of the year, it is important to look at the value of the Jamaican dollar. Having started the year at approximately J$93 to one US dollar, the Jamaican dollar depreciated by more than $10.50, selling for a record high of $103.59 to US$1 at the…

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  • Chinese company to build thousands of middle-income houses

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Grenada has signed an agreement with a Chinese company for the construction of over 2,000 middle-income housing units over the next five years. Social Development and Housing Minister Delma Thomas has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese real estate, construction and development company, Gao Zhen. “Today’s signing signifies that we are taking a…

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  • Taiwan funding new energy project in St. Lucia

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – St. Lucia says Taiwan is funding a project to reduce energy consumption in the public sector through the installation of energy-efficient lighting in public buildings. One component of the Sustainable Energy project is the replacement of the costly incandescent lights with light emitting diode (LED) lighting. Head of the Energy, Science and Technology Unit in…

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  • Got us feeling good

    ANTIGUA AND BARUDA – Antigua & Barbuda is looking pretty good on the international front right now. Good things are just happening for the country in rapid succession. Just recently, a crew from US reality television show, The Bachelorette, which is said to attract approximately eight million viewers worldwide, was in the country filming its season finale. It meant the…

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