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Jamaica: Bullet found in US pilot’s luggage

Jamaica Observer:-An American man was arrested and charged following the seizure of one 9mm Lugar round of ammunition at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston today. Charged with illegal...

Barbados: Sickness claims eating into NIS funds

Barbados Today:-Sickness claims submitted by workers are eating into the funds held by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) at a rate of over $50 million per annum. And while arguing...
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St. Lucia swim team returns home with 2 medals

PRESS RELEASE: The St. Lucia Amateur Swimming Association congratulates its Swim Team on their achievements at the just concluded Central American and Caribbean Swim Championship 2017, in Trinidad, June...

State-run love motels, once a rousing success, coming back to Cuba

(Reuters) - Cuba is reviving a network of state-run "love motels" in Havana where couples can rent rooms by the hour as the communist government seeks to "diversify options...
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SPISE 2017: Two scholars sponsored by ECCB for Caribbean Science Foundation Program

OECS Media Release Friday, June 30, 2017 — This year, twenty-five students have been selected to participate in SPISE (Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering​). The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, as...
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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces 50% Increase in Minimum Wage

Telesur English:-The salary increase will include public workers, teachers, doctors, firefighters, police officers and military personnel, among others. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 50 percent increase in the minimum...
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Regional Testing Day 2017 Activities in Jamaica Receive Major Endorsements

PRESS RELEASE:-The 10th Anniversary Regional Testing Day in Jamaica received ringing endorsements from the Minister of Health Dr. Christopher Tufton, the UNAIDS Country Director to Jamaica Manoela Manova and the...
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10 years on from the Port of Spain Declaration on chronic disease: what’s the...

PRESS RELEASE:-Bridgetown, Barbados, July 2, 2017.    2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the landmark CARICOM Heads of Government Port of Spain Declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This...
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Phone scam hits Jamaica

Jamaica Observer:-JAMAICA is the latest country to have been affected by the 'Wangiri Scam', which resulted in hundreds of phone customers receiving missed calls from the +48 area code,...
Rudi Page, Global Diaspora Director and former CEO of RAFFA

St. Lucia Gets Mobile Blood Collection Unit

PRESS RELEASE:-St. Lucia is the recipient of a Mobile Blood Unit. The gift was organised by Rudi Page, Global Diaspora Director and former CEO of RAFFA. The Unit was...