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Guyana President Pays Official Visit to Cuba

The president of Guyana, Donald Ramotar, arrived in Cuba on Wednesday, October 17th, on an official visit, which includes talks with Cuban President Raul Castro. The Guyanese president is also scheduled to pay tribute to Cuban National Hero Jose Marti at Havana’s Revolution Square and carry out other activities on the island as part of his official visit. ...

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Bermuda prepares for Hurricane Rafael

On Tuesday Evening the centre of Hurricane Rafael was located about 130 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, moving toward the north-northeast near 26 mph. A turn toward the northeast and an increase in forward speed are expected on Wednesday. Rafael is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches across Bermuda, with tropical-storm-force winds. ...

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Alleged Mafia Member Said to Have Financed Former Curacao PM

Six documents have been published with regard to former Curacao Prime Minister, Gerrit Schotte’s partner, Cicely van der Dijs. The whistleblower website disclosing bank statements and transactions, stating that on June 14, 2012, van der Dijs received $73,422 from Betplus Giocolegale, which is reportedly owned by Francesco Corallo, who is wanted in Italy for organized crime/transnational crime ...

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Antigua-Barbuda Continues Fight With US Over Trade Dispute

The newly formed partnership will fight for the billions of dollars lost in potential gaming revenue from the online gaming trade dispute caused by the United States’ failure to abide by numerous rulings of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The wider Caribbean region, including Antigua and Barbuda, has suffered economically as a result of the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression. ...

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OECS Secretariat to Launch First Front End Tax E-Filing System

On Monday October 15th, the OECS Secretariat will present the Official Project Launch for the regional Tax E-filing System financed under EGRIP. The overall development objective of EGRIP is to promote the efficiency, quality, and transparency of public services in the beneficiary countries, through the delivery of regionally integrated e-government applications that take advantage of economies of scale. ...

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Barbados PM Says CSME is Still Alive

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME) is still a "front burner" issue despite hurdles encountered along the way to its full implementation. This comes from Prime minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart who says the region has made commendable progress in advancing the creation of the CSME, resting on the five pillars of the free movement of goods, services, capital, skilled labour ...

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Suriname Plans Embassies in Germany and Equatorial Guinea

Ties between Suriname and its former colonizers, the Netherlands, is seeking to expand its diplomatic outreach by establishing embassies in key areas of the globe. Next year, two embassies will be established in Berlin and in Equatorial Guinea according to the foreign affairs minister of Suriname, Winston Lackin. ...

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