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Latam Region Weathers Financial Storm – IMF

The impact of the global recession on the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has been severe and wide-ranging, but the region is now better positioned to weather the current downturn and is expected to emerge from the financial crisis earlier than the advanced economies, according to the latest Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere report …

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Caribbean Gov’ts Urged to Fund AIDS Fight

Caribbean governments have been urged to provide financial support for the Regional Coordinating Mechanism of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), at the opening in St Lucia of PANCAP’s twelfth meeting. Dominica’s Minister of Health and Chair of PANCAP, John Fabien, says he is firmly convinced that the time is opportune for …

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The Chaos Caused by the Dabdoub Case

So-called ‘Constitutional Lawyers’ seem incapable of grasping the ramifications of the lawsuit(s) brought by Abe Dabdoub which question the presence of dual-nationals in Parliament. There has never been a legal government in Jamaica. There have always been dual nationals or those with some other impediment which would have tainted each and every Parliament. One might …

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By-Election No Cause for Celebration

Beyond the constitutional issues and court rulings which made possible the recent West Portland by-election, and regardless of that result, the people of Jamaica were the overall losers. The audacity of this statement is not that I am a comrade, which I unabashedly am. Instead, it is because both major parties had the opportunity to …

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FirstCaribbean International Closes US$45m Refinancing for Pristine Estates

FirstCaribbean Corporate Banking Curacao has successfully closed a landmark US$45 million refinancing transaction with Pristine Estates N.V., which owns the 612-room 3.5 star Holiday Inn Resort and Casino in Aruba, the bank has announced. FirstCaribbean has been associated with Pristine since 1999 as part of a syndicate which included partner banks Maduro & Curiel’s Bank …

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UPP Creates History in Taking Antigua Election

Following Thursday’s election marred by a late start at some polling stations, Baldwin Spencer was sworn in Friday morning as Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda by Governor General Dame Louis Lake-Tack after his United Progressive Party created history by being the first two term government outside of the Antigua Labour party. On Friday morning …

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Jamaica Tackles Violence Against Women

The Jamaica Government has taken a step towards combating violence against women through the passage of a new Bill to create a Sexual Offences Act that combines the old The Offences Against the Person (Amendment) Act’ and the ‘Incest (Punishment) (Amendment) Act’ under one umbrella. Significantly, the Bill came on March 2, during the week …

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WAND’S Int’l Women’s Day Message

The following message was issued by the University of the Weest Indies’ Women and Development Unit in recognition of International Women’s Day, 2009. Today, the Women and Development Unit joins hands with all women across the Caribbean and the world to reflect on the state, status, condition and circumstances of women across the globe who …

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