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Three Dead in Antigua Plane Crash

On October 7th, a British couple as well as a pilot was killed in a small plane crash at VC Bird International Airport in Antigua. A nine-seat Britten-Norman Islander aircraft lost height immediately after becoming airborne and crashed to the ground. The aircraft was apparently carrying one crew and three passengers. A British couple died in the accident, while the other two people were taken to hospital in ...

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Heavy Rain Forecast for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos

During the next couple of days, a weak low pressure system located over the Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands could produce heavy rainfall across portions of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern and central Bahamas. Slow development of this low pressure is still possible during the day or two before upper-level winds become unfavorable. The system has a low chance of 20 perc ...

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St Lucia Service Industries to Launch Export Development Platform

The Saint Lucia Coalition of Services Industries (SLCSI) is organizing a stakeholder forum to launch a platform to prepare selected services sectors, and firms in Saint Lucia for the export market and exploiting the opportunities in the markets of “Best Bet”. This market development event will take place on Tuesday October 9, 2012. The forum will be coordinated by representatives of NEX SRL, an internationa ...

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Things You Should Know About Elections in Venezuela

This year, Venezuela will hold presidential elections on October 7th and state elections on December 16th. They will be overseen by the independent branch of government known as the National Electoral Council (CNE), which guarantees the efficiency and transparency of electoral processes. Under Venezuela’s new system of participatory democracy, 15 elections and referenda have been conducted in the last 13 ye ...

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IICA Prepares to Celebrate Its 70th Anniversary

It is 70 years since the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) was founded to provide technical cooperation to the agricultural sector and rural territories of the Americas. A ceremony to commemorate this milestone will be held on October 8th, and participants will include the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Prog ...

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Antigua Moves Ahead to Enhance Social Protection for Vulnerable Groups

Parliamentary Secretary with responsibility for Social Transformation Senator Malaka Parker, is urging residents of Antigua to take collective interest, responsibility and action to protect the vulnerability of older persons, as Government seeks to commence a review of some social protection programs. Efforts are being made at the department of social policy, research and planning within the Ministry of Soc ...

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Suriname Foreign Minister Holds Bilateral Talks with Argentina and Islamic Bloc

In an effort to restart ties with the islamic world, Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse met with the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), last year on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. This momentum has not waned, however on Friday September 28th in New York, Suriname’s Foreign Minister, Winston Lackin, pushed his Government’s renewed call to expand economi ...

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Stakeholders Hail Access Dominica Conference a Success

With the Access Dominica 2 day Conference coming to a close on Thursday September 27th, stakeholders from various sectors of business are labeling the conference as successful and necessary. Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Mr. Hugh Riley says, he was very pleased with the quantity and content of the discussions, while thanking Dominica for taking a very fo ...

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Caribbean Youth Day

The Dominican youth joins with the young people around the Caribbean to commemorate Caribbean Youth Day, September 30, 2012. The theme of this year’s event is “Youth Harnessing Positive Energy for Caribbean Development.” This theme is a call to positive action from our youth and to development and engagement in partnerships with and for youth. Young People under the age of 30 comprise approximately 60 per c ...

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