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polio
By Edition On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Countries of the Americas seek to keep region free of polio

GUATEMALA CITY - The region of the Americas registered its last case of poliomyelitis in 1991, and in 1994 was the first in the world to receive certification from the World Health Organization (WHO) as free of More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Will Russia keep its $6bn promise to Venezuela?

CARACAS - Russian officials have cast doubt on multibillion-dollar pledges to Venezuela touted by its president Nicolás Maduro, whose crisis-wracked country has become increasingly dependent on Moscow as its most More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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St. Maarten: TBO searches VROMI Infrastructure offices

PHILIPSBURG - The Anti-Corruption Task Force TBO of the Kingdom Detective Cooperation Team RST and the Prosecutor’s Office continued their searches on Wednesday. This time the offices of the Ministry of Public More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

GENEVA - The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 164 million people are migrant workers – a rise of 9 per cent since 2013, when they numbered 150 million. According to the 2nd edition of the More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Tackle CSME issues head on, urges CARICOM Chairman

PORT OF SPAIN - Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica, has urged a “head on” approach to tackling of complex issues during the Special CARICOM Heads of Government More...

agreement
By Edition On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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CARICOM Agency and International Atomic Energy Agency enter agreement

VIENNA - The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have signed an agreement to pursue areas of technical cooperation in the use of nuclear More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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ExxonMobil makes 10th oil discovery offshore Guyana

GEORGETOWN - United States oil giant ExxonMobil has made its 10th discovery offshore Guyana at the Pluma-1 well. This latest discovery has increased the estimated recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to More...

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By Edition On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in Statia

ORANJESTAD - St. Eustatius is currently experiencing an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease, St. Eustatius Health Department official Gerwin Schobbe said. He said the disease is highly contagious and is usually More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Dubai to host first-ever UAE & Caribbean Cooperation Forum

DUBAI - The first-ever UAE & Caribbean Cooperation Forum is set to take place in Dubai later this month to explore potential to boost economic cooperation between the UAE and Caribbean region. Co-organised More...

IMF
By Edition On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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IMF concludes 2018 consultation with Suriname

WASHINGTON - On November 16, 2018, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2018 Article IV consultation with Suriname. Suriname’s economy has stabilized and is expected to further More...