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New Turks and Caicos Premier Sworn-In

Governor Ric Todd swore in Dr Rufus Ewing of the Progressive National Party (PNP) as the new premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on Tuesday. The PNP won eight seats in the House of Assembly, with the People's Democratic Movement (PDM) winning seven. ...

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St Vincent Banana Industry Not Impacted by New EU Agreement

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture Officials in St Vincent and the Grenadines are saying that the official signing of an agreement between the European Union and ten Latin American countries formally to end eight separate World Trade Organization (WTO) cases, would not have any impact on the country’s banana industry. Latin American banana exporters had long protested against EU tariffs designed to ...

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IMF Concludes Review Mission to Antigua-Barbuda

[caption id="attachment_10170" align="alignleft" width="160"] International Monetary Fund[/caption] An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Geoffrey Bannister visited Antigua and Barbuda during November 5–9, to undertake the eighth review of the program under a stand-by arrangement (SBA) approved by the Fund’s executive board on June 7, 2010. The mission held meetings with Minister of Finance Ha ...

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Turks and Caicos Election Results Confirmed

Following a recount of the votes in the Turks and Caicos elections, for by the initial results have been confirmed, with the Progressive National Party (PNP) winning eight seats and becoming the largest party in the House of Assembly. The leader of the largest party, Rufus Ewing of the PNP, will now write to the governor stating that he believes that he can form a government. The governor will then request ...

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Haitian Government Seeks Close to $40 Million in Aid in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

The United Nations and the government of Haiti are seeking close to $40 million in extra funding for humanitarian needs in the Caribbean nation in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. An additional $39.9 million is required to address rising food insecurity, and provide shelter, health services and potable water for more than a million people. ...

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Eurozone Ministers to Discuss New Funds for Greece

[caption id="attachment_10086" align="alignleft" width="300"] Greek Flag[/caption] After passing a budget for 2013, Athens hopes it has done enough to secure the next instalment of bailout money. It has been a gruelling few days for the Greek Government: hugely unpopular cuts squeezed through parliament; its majority reduced after rebel MPs were ousted; and yet more violent protests. Greece had hoped its re ...

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New Government Still Not Formed in Curacao

One of the political parties in Curacao, MAN, insists that, in the light of the current situation, it wants Pueblo Soberano (PS), Movementu Futuro Korsou (MFK), which is the party headed by former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte, and MAN, to form a coalition Government. ...

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