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CARICOM foreign ministers to meet in Japan

KINGSTON Jamaica  — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers including Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade AJ Nicholson will meet with their Japanese counterpart on Friday for talks aimed at strengthening the relations between the 15-member regional grouping and Japan.
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GUYANA-Ramotar prorogues Parliament, Opposition "enraged"

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, November 11, 2014- The main opposition grouping, A Partnership for national Unity (APNU) Monday described the decision of President Donald Ramotar to prorogue Parliament as “the darkest day for democracy in Guyana”.
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COTED to engage private sector on more continuous basis

CARICOM Georgetown, Guyana, Nov. 12, 2014 -  Engagement with the private sector and Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on a more continuous basis will be facilitated following a meeting of the Trade Ministerial body that concluded Friday.
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US wants IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-stricken countries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) November 11, 2014 -  The United States on Tuesday proposed that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) write off some US$100 million in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.

Government signs $70-million eBooks contracts for tablets

KINGSTON, NOVEMBER 12, 2014- The Government, will today,  Wednesday, November 12, sign contracts valued at $70 million for the provision of e-books that will be placed on the tablet computers that are currently being rolled out in several schools across the island.

NHT Purchased Property, Not Outameni Experience

KINGSTON, NOVEMBER 12, 2014-  Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has emphasized that  the National Housing Trust (NHT) has not purchased the tourist attraction known as Outameni Experience, in Trelawny.

Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth killed in plane crash

GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas, Sunday November 10, 2014 - Bahamian officials are reporting that a Lear 36 excutive jet carrying nine people including Faith Ministries International leader Dr. Myles Munroe, crashed Sunday on approach to the island of Grand Bahama.

U.S. Embassy in Bahamas Issues Crime Warning

MIAMI — Water scooter operators on Paradise Island in the Bahamas are reported to have sexually assaulted at least three American tourists since July, the United States Embassy announced in a security advisory this week that warned of increasingly brazen crimes sweeping the country.
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CSME best platform for regional economic growth

Against the background of attempts by some member states to curtail the free movement of persons within  the Region,CARICOM Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque has called on the Region to turn the spirit of our Community into reality.
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US issues travel warning for CHICKV prone countries

ATLANTA Georgia November 10 – The United States has issued a travel advisory warning travellers to be careful when travelling to Latin America and the Caribbean as the chikungunya outbreak in Caribbean and Central and South American countries continues to spread with no sign of slowing down.

CARICOM prepared to walk out of Peru Climate change talks

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday November 7, 2014, – The Caribbean Community –CARICOM - says it is prepared to walk out of the world climate change talks in Peru next month if rich countries are not prepared to agree on a deal that will reduce the impact of climate change on the region.
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Dominicans will elect a new Government on December 8

ROSEAU, Dominica, Nov 5, –Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has appealed to voters to ensure that his Dominica Labour Party (DLP) is returned to power when Dominicans will go to the polls to elect a new government on December 8.
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CARICOM adopts10-point plan to fight Ebola, Chick-V

PORT OF SPAIN,  Trinidad and Tobago, Nov. 5, 2014 - Caribbean Community Heads of Government have adopted a ten-point plan of action to ensure the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) does not reach the region. The announcement was made after a four-hour meeting held at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s yesterday afternoon. 
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Dwayne Vaz confirmed as PNP Candidate for Central Westmoreland

KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 4, 2014:  The People’s National Party - PNP - is has confirmed that the Party's Integrity Commission has approved the candidacy of Savanna-la-mar businessman  Dwayne Vaz for the upcoming By-Election in the constituency of Central Westmoreland.

CTO launches industry trends report at World Travel Market

LONDON, UK (3 Nov, 2014) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) today launched a new publication aimed at giving regional tourism policy-makers and executives insight into the travel habits and plans of British and European holidaymakers.

Antigua's Lester Bird Knighted- Opposition not pleased

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, November 4, 2014 – As Antigua and Barbuda celebrated the 33rd anniversary of Independence yesterday, One of its most outstanding sons, former prime minister Lester Bird, was conferred with that country’s highest honour.
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Trinidad hosts CARICOM Meeting on Ebola, Chik V

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014 -  Heads of Government of  the  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will convene a special meeting in Trinidad today to discuss the Ebola virus, and the chikungunya disease, a mostly non-fatal but debilitating illness that is at this time striking down communities in the Caribbean.

House Speaker says Guyana in constitutional crisis

Guyana's Speaker of the House, the AFC's Rafael Trotman says his country now faces a constitutional crisis. This is because the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs has refused to convene Parliament on the basis that only the government can instruct when that should be done.
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Antigua's Lester Bird to receive knighthood

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Former Antigua prime minister Lester Bird will receive a knighthood from the Antigua and Barbuda government tomorrow, Monday, November 3, as the country observes its 33rd year of political independence.
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Jamaica to maintain fiscal discipline says Phillips

NEW YORK, New York, November 1, 2014 - Finance and Planning Minister,  Dr. Peter Phillips says the Government will continue to maintain strict rules of fiscal discipline which is necessary to keep the country’s debt on a downward path.

Doing Business in the Caribbean 2015

The World Bank this week released its 2015 figures for Doing Business in the Caribbean. The following is the full text of Doing Business Reforms in the Caribbean.
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Court awards PJ Patterson $12 million in defamation suit

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 30 -  The Supreme Court on Thursday awarded former Prime Minster P.J Patterson $12.5 million in damages in the libel case against Nationwide News Network and its head Cliff Hughes. The amount could skyrocket to $20-million when costs are added.

US could benefit from Jamaica in alternative energy

United States Congresswoman representing New York’s ninth Congressional District, Yvette Clarke says the United States government could benefit from Jamaica regarding the development of alternative energy resources.
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