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Bahamas Financial Outlook Downgraded to Negative

Wall Street dealt yet another blow to The Bahamas on Monday by revising the country's financial outlook from stable to negative, insisting that the Government's fiscal profile continues to weaken. In the latest report from Standard & Poor's (S&P), the international credit rating agency issued a warning that a downgrade could occur if the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration fails to craft a medium ...

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Turks and Caicos Corruption Allegations Still Unresolved

Public allegations of corruption made by former Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) leader Derek Taylor at the party’s convention in June against newly elected leader Oswald Skipping’s may pose something of a dilemma for the Commission due to candidates contesting the November 9 elections in the Turks and Caicos Islands are not required to obtain any prior clearance from the Integrity Commission to run. ...

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Guyana President to Attend UN and Arab-South America Meetings

Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar will for the first time address the UN General Assembly, on September 27th, since taking office in Georgetown. Shortly after that he will travel to Peru at the end of September to participate in the third Arab South American Summit from October 1st to 2nd. The Guyana foreign ministry has not yet made public the makeup of the Guyanese delegations to these meetings. ...

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Trinidad’s Justice Minister Fired

Trinidad and Tobago's Justice Minister, Herbert Volney, was fired on Thursday September 20th, over a controversial law that could allow charges to be dropped against more than a dozen people facing corruption charges, including two men wanted in the United States. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said Volney, a member of parliament of the ruling coalition, had deceived the government by assuring the ca ...

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EU Told Regional Integration Critical to CARICOM

With head of the delegation of the European Union (EU) to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Ambassador Valeriano Diaz, paying a farewell courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, in Barbados discussions of regional integration took priority. ...

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to Assist OECS Secretariat in Hosting a Website with Useful Information For Member States Regarding a Population and Housing Census

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is to provide technical assistance in transferring to the OECS Secretariat, a website with useful Population and Housing Census information for Member States. The content of the website, which currently focuses on dissemination of information on census-related documents, data and activities, will be expanded to include dissemination of other data as needs and utili ...

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St Vincent PM Commended for Aiding Grenada

The public relations officer of Grenada’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Arley Gill, has hailed the “regional integration spirit” of the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Former Senator Gill made the remarks following a report from St Vincent, that Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves had assisted Grenada with loans over the past few months. ...

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Heavy Rains Forecast For Lesser Antilles

Persons living in low lying areas should take the necessary precautions as an elongated area of low pressure, located about 325 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms. Although upper-level winds are currently unfavorable for development to occur, they could become more conducive in a few days. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, this syst ...

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