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Curacao Government Monitoring Oil Spill

The government of Curacao is closely monitoring the situation surrounding an oil spill by Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA from the Isla Refinery. Premier Gerrit Schotte wants environmental rules revised because of the incident, and says he regrets the incident and has indicated that it must never happen again. The prime minister has also contacted PDVSA in order to receive clarification of the situation, ...

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Tropical Storm Isaac Leaves Ten Dead in Hispaniola

At least two people were killed in the Dominican Republic and eight in Haiti as heavy rains and winds from Tropical Storm Isaac battered the island of Hispaniola. The bodies of two men reported missing on Saturday in the Dominican Republic was found.  It is said that the victims were swept away by swollen rivers. Nearly 13,000 others were forced to evacuate their homes. The storm damaged 864 dwellings in th ...

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Suriname Signs Global Pact to Improve Container Inspection

On August 22rd Suriname became the second Suriname Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation to sign on to the UN-supported Container Control Programme (CCP). This global security initiative aims at cracking down on trafficking in drugs, guns and other illegal items and goods in shipping containers. Suriname's director for National Security signed a memorandum of understanding with representatives of the United ...

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St Vincent PM Speaks on Security Issues

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says the St Vincent and the Grenadines government is continuing to place heavy emphasis on human resource development in the local police force, to enhance the ability of law enforcement officers to tackle crime. ...

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WICB Announces West Indies Women Squad for ICC World T20

The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel today named the West Indies Women’s squad for the International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament in Sri Lanka in September. FULL SQUAD: Merissa Aguilleira (Captain/wicket-keeper) Stafanie Taylor (Vice Captain) Shemaine Campbelle Britney Cooper Shanel Daley Deandra Dottin Stacy-Ann King Kycia Knight (Wicket-keeper) Anisa Mohammed Subrina Munroe Juliana Ne ...

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LIAT Travel Advisory for Wednesday August 22nd

LIAT wishes to advise that due to the impending passage of a tropical storm, services throughout its network are likely to be disrupted tomorrow, Wednesday August 22, 2012. LIAT will continue to monitor the changing weather conditions and will provide further information as the situation develops. Customers are advised to monitor the LIAT web site (www.liat.com) and other media for information as services c ...

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