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EU funds project to fight domestic violence in the Caribbean
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EU funds project to fight domestic violence in the Caribbean

A team of Caribbean and United Kingdom experts, headed by Professor Adele Jones from the UK’s University of Huddersfield, in partnership with The Sweet Water Foundation in Grenada, has been awarded €400,000 (US$439,409) from the European Union (EU) to implement a new project on preventing domestic violence in the Caribbean. […]

Jamaica Labour Party wins general elections
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Jamaica Labour Party wins general elections

Andrew Holness is back in charge in Jamaica. He is set to be sworn in as the country’s new Prime Minister after his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) toppled the People’s National Party (PNP) government, winning 33 of the 63 seats in Parliament in yesterday’s elections. Holness, who served as prime […]

Israel commits to supporting CARICOM development
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Israel commits to supporting CARICOM development

As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) accredits a new Israeli envoy, the Middle-Eastern state has reaffirmed its commitment to assist CARICOM to achieve its ideals. Mordehai Amihai-Bivas, Plenipotentiary Representative of the State of Israel to CARICOM, said yesterday that CARICOM’s objectives were noble ones that were centered on people: full employment, […]

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Quake shakes Taiwan

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Taiwan early Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. At least 126 people were rescued from a 17-story residential building that collapsed in Tainan, the media office of the Tainan municipal disaster response center told CNN. A total of 26 people were hospitalized. Seven people […]

Mexican mayor shot dead hours after taking office
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Mexican mayor shot dead hours after taking office

A newly-elected Mexican mayor has been shot dead on her second day in office. Gisela Mota was killed at her home in the city of Temixco, 85km (52 miles) south of the capital Mexico City, hours after taking her oath of office on Friday, police said. Reports said she was […]

Natalie Cole, American Singer, Songwriter, Dies at 65
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Natalie Cole, American Singer, Songwriter, Dies at 65

Natalie Cole, the American singer who overcame battles with substance abuse and the long shadow of her famous father to earn worldwide success of her own, has died. She was 65. Cole died Thursday night at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los AngeNatalie Cole dead at 65 Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie […]

CARICOM negotiators await penultimate climate change draft agreement
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CARICOM negotiators await penultimate climate change draft agreement

CARICOM negotiators at the UN Climate Change conference (COP 21) are awaiting the penultimate draft of the Paris outcome agreement to assess the extent to which their key issues and concerns are represented. Conference organizers on Wednesday released a preliminary draft which formed the basis for all night deliberations. The […]

Cuba blames US for migrant crisis at Costa Rica border
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Cuba blames US for migrant crisis at Costa Rica border

Cuba has blamed US policy for a surge in migration from the Communist-run island to the United States. The Cuban foreign ministry said US laws dating back to the Cold War encouraged illegal emigration. The statement was published as almost 2,000 Cuban migrants remained stranded on the border between Costa […]

Deadly attacks in Paris prompts state of emergency
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Deadly attacks in Paris prompts state of emergency

France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 128 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris. Eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took hostages before security forces stormed the hall. […]

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CDB and European Investment Bank partner for Caribbean climate issues

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), have formalized their intention to work together to address pressing issues relating to climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Caribbean. The signing took place on Thursday at CDB’s […]