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Barbados places temporary ban on poultry imports from Columbia

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday January 13, 2015, CMC – The Barbados government has announced a temporary ban on poultry from Columbia “with immediate effect” following the confirmation of outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in poultry farms in British Columbia. Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/barbados-places-temporary-ban-poultry-imports-columbia#ixzz3OjUUAOLW

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BREAKING: Minibus plunges into sea, reports of several dead, missing

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Monday January 12, 2015, CMC – Search and rescue teams were looking for at least three people reported missing after a minibus carrying several passengers, including students, plunged into the sea in northwestern St. Vincent on Monday. Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/breaking-minibus-plunges-sea-reports-several-dead-missing#ixzz3OcSL4Ee1

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Haiti health officials deny reports of first Ebola case

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sunday January 4, 2015, CMC – Health officials have dismissed reports that the first case of Ebola has been detected in the country. On Saturday, Dr. Florence D. Guillaume, Minister of Public Health, told the Haitian Caribbean News Network that the reports of Ebola being detected in the vicinity of Petite Riviere de l’Artibonite, in the northern region ...

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After 53 Years, Obama to normalise relations with Cuba

WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Thursday December 18, 2014, IPS – In perhaps his boldest foreign-policy move during his presidency, Barack Obama Wednesday announced that he intends to establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba. Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/53-years-obama-normalise-relations-cuba#ixzz3MHY8qhvp

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US group claims Trinidad’s immigration policy is “harmful to CARICOM”

NEW YORK, United States, Friday December 12, 2014, CMC – A United States-based Caribbean group has condemned the recent deportation of 70 African nationals by immigration authorities in Trinidad and Tobago, saying that the twin-island republic’s immigration policy is “harmful to CARICOM” (the Caribbean Community). Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/us-group-claims-trinidads-immigration-policy-harmful-caricom#ixzz3Ln3taEZv

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Trinidad denies racial profiling following deportation of African nationals

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday December 10, 2014, CMC – The coalition People’s Partnership government is denying suggestions of racial and religious discrimination in the deportation of African nationals, saying that Port of Spain had deported more Guyanese citizens than any other citizen of any country. Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/trinidad-denies-racial-profiling-following-deportation-african-nationals#ixzz3Lb3fgaiJ

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Dominica Votes For New Government

ROSEAU, Dominica, (CMC) – Dominicans are voting in a general election for a new Government with the incumbent Dominica Labour Party (DLP) facing a strong challenge to maintain its 14 year hold on power. The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP), which is entering the election under the new leadership of Lennox Linton, 56, is proving Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, ...

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St Lucia economy is on the rebound Says Anthony

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tuesday December 2, 2014, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says the local economy is beginning to turn around and St. Lucia should return to positive growth by the next financial year. Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/business/st-lucia-economy-rebound-anthony#ixzz3KlrChiWx

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In support of term limits

ROSEAU, Dominica, Nov 28, CMC – A leading Caribbean academic is calling for fixed term limits for heads of governments in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as well as a fixed date for general elections. Professor Brian Meeks, Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the Mona campus of the University of the West ...

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IMF wants to know what PetroCaribe money was used for in St Vincent

WASHINGTON, USA — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is monitoring the potential impact of Venezuela’s current economic stress on PetroCaribe, the country’s oil alliance with several Caribbean islands, and it also wants to know what PetroCaribe money was used for in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), Merco Press reported. According to SVG Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, ...

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