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Daily Archives: November 18, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago seeks to boost trade with French Caribbean

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- A Trinidad and Tobago trade mission travels this week to three French overseas territories in the Caribbean to bolster business ties. The delegates have already scored some successes in Martinique, the National Export Facilitation Organization said Tuesday in a statement. “The first exporter obtained an immediate order averaging $2,500 and the second exporter secured a follow-up order ...

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Trinidad says repairing flooded road will cost $8 mn

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- Rebuilding a main road damaged by heavy rains will cost around 50 million TTD ($8 million), Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Works and Infrastructure said Tuesday. Work has already begun on the damaged stretch of road between Manzanilla and Mayaro on the east coast of Trinidad, the ministry said. Flooding caused by heavy rains last weekend washed away ...

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GUYANA: Opposition party begins “campaign of resistance” for Parliament to be reconvened

Guyana’s opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Monday began a wave of protests aimed at pressuring President Donald Ramotar to lift the suspension of Parliament. He prorogued the Parliament last week Monday to prevent the majority-controlled National Assembly from debating and passing a no-confidence motion that would have forced his Cabinet to resign and make way for elections ...

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Dominica’s Electoral Office dismisses opposition’s concerns

As Dominica prepares for next month’s general election, the Electoral Office there says everything is on track for a free and fair poll despite concerns by the opposition United Workers Party (UWP). The UWP has been demanding the use of voter identification cards and for a re-registration of persons across the 754 square kilometer island. UWP Leader, Lennox Linton says ...

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Obama orders review of policies for responding to kidnappings abroad

Washington, Nov 18 (EFE).- President Barack Obama ordered a review of the policies in place to respond to the kidnapping of U.S. citizens abroad, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. Obama ordered the appropriate authorities – including the Defense and State Departments, the FBI and the intelligence community – to conduct a “comprehensive review of the U.S. Government policy on ...

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Barbados, U.S. sign tax accord

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- The government of Barbados signed an agreement under the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, to combat tax evasion by foreign residents in the island. The minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, signed the accord for Barbados, while U.S. Ambassador Larry Palmer initialed the pact, the ...

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U.S. attorney general to visit Barbados

San Juan, Nov 18 (EFE).- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to visit Barbados this week to discuss various issues related to justice and security on the island where his father was born. Holder will meet with Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, Governor-General Elliott Belgrave, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, and representatives from both Houses of Parliament, according to a statement ...

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