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American Airlines to expand service to Martinique

August 2, 2013
NEW YORK, USA — American Airlines has added a second weekly flight from Miami on Wednesdays to Martinique. Flights will run from November 27, 2013, to March 26, 2014. The island has worked hard to become more accessible to American travelers [...]

University of the Virgin Islands looks to cut energy costs by 50 percent with distributed solar

August 2, 2013
CHICAGO, USA — In terms of natural beauty, the US Virgin Islands are considered paradise. In terms of energy costs and its compounding impact on the local economy, it has become more like a nightmare. The average electricity consumer in [...]

Withdrawing from CARICOM could have serious implications for Jamaica, says senator

August 2, 2013
In a statement to the Senate on July 31, Nicholson explained that currently the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas contains no specific provisions for withdrawals or suspensions. “Were the government to contemplate such a course of action, it would [...]

Another batch of Cuban trained Guyanese doctors returns – to be interned at several health institutions

July 30, 2013
Guyanese students who were trained in Cuba to be doctors are back home and are to be deployed around the country to serve for five years before accessing further training for upward mobility. During a recent meeting with Minister of Health Dr. [...]

Pakistan’s Hydro cannot be compared to the Amaila Falls Hydro Power Project

July 30, 2013
Pakistan’s Hydro cannot be compared to the Amaila Falls Hydro Power Project In an article published by Kaieteur News on July 28, Opposition members Joseph Harmon and Khemraj Ramjattan presented a Pakistani hydro project as comparable to Amaila. In [...]

Strengthening Public Sector Leadership Critical to Regional Development – Minister Nicholson

July 26, 2013
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson, says the strengthening of capacities for more effective public service leadership in the Caribbean, is critical to the continued development of the region. “We [...]

Caribbean Telecommunications Union enters into strategic alliance

July 25, 2013
LONDON, England — The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) have signed a memorandum of understanding to assist their common stakeholders to utilize information and communication [...]

Orealla electricity woes to end soon

July 25, 2013
The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs this afternoon presented the community of Orealla, Region Six with the replacement part for the community’s generator. The equipment was damaged after the radiator that cools the engine ran dry. This $377,000 [...]

St Kitts-Nevis firms benefit from direct assistance grant scheme

July 24, 2013
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) conducted a workshop on its direct assistance grant scheme on July 18, 2013, in St Kitts. The direct assistance grant scheme workshop was brought to St [...]

Over 500 foreign students graduate as doctors in Cuba

July 24, 2013
CAMAGUEY, Cuba (ACN) — More than 1,400 physicians from Cuba and 25 other countries were due to receive their degrees on Tuesday from the University of Medical Sciences (UCM by its Spanish acronym) in the central Cuban province of Camagüey. [...]