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  • EDITORIAL: Switching to alternative energy

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Things are beginning to look very interesting in the alternative energy sector in Barbados. In recent months we have witnessed an intensification of practical involvement and investment, from both the public and private sectors. There is now better appreciation that we can generate more of our power needs using solar and wind energy. Last week Government took…

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  • Barrow still has a presence

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Evidence of Errol Barrow’s influence continues to permeate Barbados and the Caribbean, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told a thanksgiving service in memory of the Father of Independence yesterday. Speaking at St Christopher’s Anglican Church, Stuart said he and the members of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), which Barrow co-founded, were “pleased to be his distinguished successors”. Stuart…

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  • It is only a matter of time

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – WITH the heightened political activity currently on in Barbados, it seems only a matter of time before Barbadians get to know just when they will be going to the polls to elect a Government of their choice. Both political parties – the ruling Democratic Labour Party and the Opposition Barbados Labour Party – are in a state…

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  • Outfoxed!

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been outmanoeuvred by the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and is being forced to call a general election, three political scientists say. And they contend that the longer Stuart waits to act, the worse it could be for his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration. The three – Peter Wickham, Dr George Belle…

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  • PM to give update on IMF discussions

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica government is expected to update the nation later on Monday “on matters related to aspects of the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to an official statement issued here. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and members of her Cabinet are expected to address the media on the outcome of a three-day special…

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  • St. Kitts looks to CARICOM for help on high-income status

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas says he will look towards his Caribbean Community (CARICOM) colleagues to help St. Kitts-Nevis deal with the new high income country status placed on it by the United States. Dr. Douglas said that his administration would pursue talks with the Obama administration so as to ensure that despite the new status the…

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  • Haitian students doing well

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Students from Haiti who took up hospitality studies here last year under a special scholarship programme say they are making good grades. After four months at the Antigua & Barbuda Hotel Training Institute, the four Haitian students say they have passed all their subjects with flying colours. Associate degree student Nicholas Louis Le Jeune says not…

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  • Potential job opportunities in construction

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC- St Lucia’s Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny Anthony believes Haiti’s recovery efforts after the devastating earthquake in 2010 has the potential to create an employment boom in the construction sector. Speaking on the anniversary of the earthquake, he noted that during a recent visit to the country there were signs that the country is on the road…

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  • Renewed call for action in Haiti on third anniversary of earthquake

    NEW YORK, CMC – As Haiti marks the third anniversary of the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has renewed calls for heightened action to help the improved, French-speaking Caribbean country recover quickly. “Despite the many years that have since passed, the people of Haiti are still struggling to rebuild their infrastructure,” Clarke, the daughter…

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  • Haiti quietly marks quake’s 3rd anniversary

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — President Michel Martelly urged Haitians to recall the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives in a devastating earthquake three years ago, marking the disaster's anniversary Saturday with a simple ceremony. Former U.S. president Bill Clinton joined Martelly later in the day for a similarly quiet wreath-laying commemoration. “Haitian people, hand in hand, we remember…

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