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  • CARIBBEAN-FINANCE-OECS countries benefit from World Bank-financed credit union project

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The World Bank says the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has benefitted from an initiative to strengthen accountability within the non-banking financial sector. It said with credit unions being “key players’ within the nine-member sub-regional grouping, the “Strengthening the Accountability of the Non-Bank Financial Sector in the OECS” has benefitted from a US$455,000 grant from its…

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  • CARIBBEAN-POPULATION-OAS completes digitalization of civil registry in six Caribbean countries

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The Organization of American States (OAS) says it has completed a project to assist the Civil Registries in six Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries digitalize vital statistical information. The OAS said that   through its subsidiary, Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas (PUICA), it completed the project in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St.…

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  • UNITED STATES-MIGRATION- Forty-one Cuban migrants rescued by cruise ship

    MIAMI, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says 41 Cuban migrants have been rescued by the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship in the Florida Straits. On Wednesday, the Coast Guard announced that crew members aboard the 855-foot Carnival Ecstasy located the “grossly overloaded vessel” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. “The vessel was unseaworthy, was taking on water, and did not…

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  • T&T pushes to lead Caribbean aviation industry

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Guardian – With the signing of a collaboration agreement between US-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean nation moved one step closer to becoming a regional leader in the aviation industry. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced the signing during the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) in Santiago,…

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  • CARIBBEAN-REPARATION-CARICOM chairman to address reparation conference in United States

    NEW YORK, CMC – Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will address an international forum in reparations in the United States next month. Gonsalves will deliver the feature address at the April 19 forum titled “Revitalizing the Reparations Movement,” organized by the New York-based Institute of the Black…

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  • Standards called into question

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – As of yesterday, six days after being declared missing, there had been no word on the whereabouts of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Speculation grows every hour as reports, official and otherwise, and even conspiracy theories, continue to trickle in via the Internet and other news sources. It is expected that the mystery will be solved soon,…

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  • US tells T&T: Remove petroleum subsidies

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Guardian -The United States wants countries including T&T to remove its subsidies on petroleum products, according to a high-ranking US State official. In what is called a background briefing at the US State Department here in Washington DC, the high-ranking official, who the media are not allowed to name, said it was US government…

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  • UNITED STATES-MIGRATION-US arrest suspected Bahamian human smugglers

    FLORIDA, CMC – The United States Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBPA) says it has arrested two Bahamian men suspected of smuggling seven migrants, including Haitians, into the country. The agency said that the migrants came into the country on a vessel from the Bahamas and that border patrol agents had been alerted to the matter on Saturday. CBPA said…

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  • Crimea votes to join Russia, Obama orders sanctions

    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – Crimea’s parliament voted yesterday to join Russia, and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum in 10 days, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region that drew a sharp riposte from U.S. President Barack Obama. Obama ordered sanctions on those responsible for Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine, including bans on travel to…

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  • New York cops arrest wanted former GRA cashier–Was on Interpol radar since 2009

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – NEW YORK Police officers Justin Haag and Shawn McAdams of the Cheektowaga district pulled over a four-door, gold-coloured Infiniti sedan on Genesee Street near Heritage Court, last Monday evening about 6.30 p.m., to determine whether the licence had expired and whether the tinted windows were illegal.It turned out that the driver, 32-year-old Gregory Alistair Ewan Barnes,…

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