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By Edition On Monday, November 21st, 2016
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Suriname economy in deep recession, says IMF

PARAMARIBO - The economic outlook for Suriname remains challenging, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said at the conclusion of its regular 2016 Article IV consultation. For 2016, a GDP contraction of 9 percent More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 21st, 2016
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Voters finally go to the polls in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE - On Sunday, 6.2 million voters finally went to the polls in Haiti to elect the country’s next president, after a series of abandoned and postponed elections dating back to last year. Haitian voters More...

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By Edition On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Decriminalising marijuana a complex issue, says Barbados attorney general

BRIDGETOWN - Barbados will not be decriminalising marijuana just because other countries are doing so, without the proper supporting information on its effects, said attorney general, Adriel Brathwaite, who restated More...

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By Edition On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Haiti temporarily escapes financial sanctions

PROVIDENCIALES - At the end of its plenary meeting last week in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) recognized the efforts made by Haiti through the publication More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Haitian trade mission to visit Aruba

ORANJESTAD - From Tuesday, 15 to Friday, November 18, 2016, a trade delegation, consisting of representatives of 13 Haitian companies, two representatives of the ministry of trade and industry and several representatives More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Panama Papers law firm fined $440,000 by BVI regulator

ROAD TOWN - The British Virgin Islands independent regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), has fined the local arm of the Panama Papers law firm, Mossack Fonseca, $440,000 for its contravention of numerous More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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UN development agency working with Cuban government in areas hard-hit by Hurricane Matthew

HAVANA - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is cooperating with Cuban authorities to support early recovery in Baracoa, Maisí, Imías and San Antonio del Sur, the areas of the island nation most-affected More...

Vatican's representative Claudio Maria Celli speaks during a meeting between government and opposition in Caracas
By Edition On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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Venezuela government, opposition reach tentative deals in dialogue

CARACAS - Venezuela’s government and opposition on Saturday reached tentative deals in the areas of elections and foreign aid as part of a Vatican-backed dialogue process, though the agreements fell far short More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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UK and OTs agree to special Brexit negotiation talks in 2017

LONDON - At the recently concluded Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in London, the United Kingdom government and the political leaders of the Overseas Territories (OTs) agreed to hold special ministerial talks in More...

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By Edition On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Deportation of Haitians from US resumed

PORT AU PRINCE - The deportation of Haitians to their home country from the US has been resumed, despite the post-Hurricane Matthew recovery situation and the more recent floods in Haiti. Inspector Gary Desrosiers, More...