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US Cautions Bahamas over Accelerating Economic Ties with Venezuela

The US Embassy has cautioned The Bahamas on accelerating its economic ties with Venezuela in an effort to obtain cheaper oil. Alex Sokoloff, Political and Economics Officer in Nassau, says oil is a commodity, and as such it will sell for whatever the market is demanding. There is "no such thing as cheaper oil. Instead, he noted that a more likely scenario is either a long-term credit burden or other politic ...

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Canada Imposes Visas on St Lucia and St Vincent

Citizens of St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines now require a visa to travel to Canada. For the first 48 hours, or until 11:59 pm on September 12, citizens of these countries who are in transit to Canada at the time the visa requirement takes effect will be able to receive a temporary resident permit on arrival in Canada, free of charge, if they are not otherwise inadmissible to Canada. This change w ...

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Father Charles to Celebrate Diamond Jubilee

While some may be content to celebrate a birthday which signifies, being one year older, one priest will celebrate in a big way his Diamond Jubilee in religious life. Father Charles says being in the service of the Lord for so many years he felt it was necessary to host a celebration in the form of a church service, on Wednesday September 12th at the Fatima Church in Newtown from 6pm. He added, being in Dom ...

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OAS to Provide Drug Court Assistance to Trinidad

On Monday September 10th, Trinidad and Tobago’s minister of national security, Jack Warner, and Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a memorandum of understanding for the provision of technical assistance by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES/CICAD), in the establishment of the drug treatment ...

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IMF Staff Mission Visits Dominica

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Aliona Cebotari visited with Government and private sector representatives in Dominica from the 13- 23rd August 2012. A statement issued by Cebotari on Friday September 7th, said that, the authorities’ decisive actions to support the recovery through public investment have helped Dominica withstand a challenging economic environment. However, weak demand a ...

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Turks and Caicos to Resume Deporting Haitians

The Ministry of Border Control and Labour in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) announced on Thursday that the territory’s government has lifted its moratorium on deportation to Haiti. After the Haitian earthquake in January 2010, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appealed to governments to suspend temporarily all involuntary returns to Haiti, and to grant interim protection on human ...

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Dominican Republic Citizen Helped Cops Find $2.5 Million Cocaine Stash, Bahamas Court Told

A Dominican Republic citizen led police to the site where he had buried 140 kilos of cocaine, a court in The Bahamas heard on Tuesday. 44 years old Jose Cabrera, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Sean Pratt, 41 years old, of the Turks and Caicos Islands, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell charged in connection with a $2.5 million seizure. ...

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$2.5 Million in Cocaine Seized in Bahamas

A joint operation by law enforcement agencies near Great Inagua in The Bahamas resulted in the seizure of an estimated $2.5 million worth of cocaine, on Friday August 31st. Police seized the 345 pounds of cocaine on North West Cay, an island North of Great Inagua, around 4:30 am on Thursday. The Drug Enforcement Unit and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration arrested two men, a 44-year-old Domin ...

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Guyana Government Embroiled in Diplomatic Row

The Guyana government this week found itself embroiled in a diplomatic row regarding Italy’s envoy in Guyana. Italian government officials disclosed that Guyana’s ambassador to Venezuela, Geoffrey Da Silva earlier this week demanded of the Italian Ambassador to Venezuela, that the Italian government immediately revoke the appointment of attorney at law Nigel Hughes as its honorary consul in Guyana. ...

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Antigua & Barbuda Signs Child Survival Pledge

Antigua & Barbuda has joined the global call to end preventable child deaths. The renewed energy and focus came as Mr. Willmoth Daniel, Minister of Health, Social Transformation, Consumer Affairs & Local Government signed the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) online pledge as a commitment to action towards “ending preventable child deaths”, under the mantra,- A Promise to Keep: Global Child Survival Cal ...

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