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By Edition On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Venezuela abandons US dollar in favour of euro for international transactions

CARACAS - Venezuela is abandoning the US dollar and all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market will be made in euros, Tareck El Aissami, the country’s vice president for economy, has announced. Financial More...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Caribbean Ministers approve plan to prepare for the health impact of climate change on Small Island Developing States

Third Global Conference on Health and Climate: Special Focus on Small Island Developing States, concluded on Wednesday with an Action Plan to be implemented in the Region WASHINGTON -  Ministers from across the More...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Deep Blue Cable inks deal to support Digicel’s Caribbean fibre rollout

The Deep Blue Cable undersea cable infrastructure company has announced a deal to support a multi-million dollar, 15-year ICT contract with the governments of the Caribbean nations of Saint Lucia, Grenada and More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Caribbean Ministers of Health meet to approve plan on health system resilience in the face of climate change

Third Global Conference on Health and Climate convenes health authorities and experts from PAHO/WHO to develop an Action Plan for Small Island Developing States in the Region WASHINGTON -  Ministers from across More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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IPCC releases 1.5 Report with dire warning for the Caribbean and the world

BELMOPAN - The highly anticipated 1.5 degrees’ report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been released, and the news is dire. But while scientists “sound the alarm about complacency”, More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Caribbean nationals victorious in ARIN elections

CHANTILLY - Three Caribbean candidates—Peter Harrison, Alicia Trotman and Kerrie-Ann Richards—have been elected to leadership roles at the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). ARIN is one of five Internet More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Surinam Airways must end mid-Atlantic route and focus on the Caribbean, says aviation expert

PARAMARIBO - Surinam Airways (SLM) cannot compete with KLM on the Paramaribo-Amsterdam route, and hence the company needs to get rid of its A340-300 and outsource the route as a joint venture, focusing instead on More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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UN Refugee Agency ramps up support for Venezuelans

CARACAS - With the help of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Colombia is showing “extraordinary solidarity” towards Venezuelans displaced amid the country’s on-going economic and political crisis, said agency More...

SMMC hosts World Bank Project Launch
By Edition On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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SMMC hosts World Bank project launch

PHILIPSBURG - SMMC is hosting a “Project Launch” with a series of workshops which are conducted by World Bank representatives from October 15– 17. The workshops are aimed at providing guidance in the execution More...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Venezuela prisons ‘beyond monstrous’, warns UN

CARACAS - Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said yesterday, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading More...