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Cuba expects 1st investments in first development zone in coming months

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 21:45 by GxMedia Havana, Nov 5 (EFE).- The first investment projects in the Mariel Special Development Zone, or ZEDM, the first of its kind in Cuba, will kick off later this year or in early 2015 in sectors including food-processing and renewable energy, the Communist Party daily Granma reported Wednesday.The announcement of investment ...

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CARICOM representatives join emergency communications workshops on Ebola

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 21:35 by GxMedia San Juan, Nov 5 (EFE).- Caribbean Community health representatives participated Wednesday in a communications workshop in Barbados about the threat of possible Ebola cases in the region, which has remained free of the disease so far.Health-care and communications professional from CARICOM member-states gathered to learn skills and strategies to better ...

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ISIS on Caricom’s radar

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 21:24 by GxMedia Caricom is paying keen attention to the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq that has been attracting persons from the Caribbean to join their band of fighters. For instance, more than 50 persons from Trinidad and Tobago have reportedly travelled to Syria to fight for ISIS.  Some reports say that ...

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Bus drivers’ protest in Brazil metropolis strands 1 million commuters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 21:18 by GxMedia Sao Paulo, Nov 5 (EFE).- Bus drivers protesting against the torching of their vehicles during street demonstrations left commuters stranded for several hours Wednesday here in Brazil’s largest city. Drivers halted work between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and used their vehicles to blockade Sao Paulo’s 29 bus stations, snarling ...

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EU gives Caribbean US$25 mn to improve disaster management

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 21:14 by GxMedia San Juan, Nov 5 (EFE).- Several Caribbean islands will share a 20-million-euro (US$25-million) grant from the European Union to strengthen their national disaster-management programs. The funding will be disbursed over the next five years, the Antigua and Barbuda Government said Wednesday in a statement. It is expected the EU aid ...

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Caribbean News Desk: Dominicans go to the polls in Dec; ISIS on Caricom’s agenda

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 20:49 by GxMedia Dominicans will go to the polls on December 8, 2014. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerritt made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in address to the nation. He said that he has advised the President to dissolve the Parliament immediately. Nomination Day will be November 19. Skerrit’s Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will be coming ...

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Cuba seeks US$8.7 bn in foreign investment

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 4:29 by GxMedia Havana, Nov 4 (EFE).-Cuba is seeking to attract US$8.7 billion in foreign investment with a list of 246 already approved projects in sectors including energy, tourism, agriculture and industry.Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca opened the 32 Havana business fair with a presentation of the “portfolio of opportunities for foreign investment,” another ...

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New study shows women have higher risk of injury than men after more than three drinks

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 4:22 by GxMedia A new study of emergency department patients in 18 countries, made available online on Tuesday by the scientific journal Addiction, shows that the risk of injury caused by acute alcohol consumption is higher for women compared with men.    While the risk of injury is similar for both men and women ...

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Dominican Republic: Flooding displaces hundreds

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 4:14 by GxMedia A flood caused by torrential rains in northern Dominican Republic since Saturday has killed one person and forced the evacuation of hundreds of persons. Most affected is an agricultural area region named Cibao. Officials identified the dead man as Haitian, Nelton Pierre who was intoxicated. He drowned when he jumped ...

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American lawyer killed in the Dominican Republic

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 4:09 by GxMedia Police there are continuing to probe the killing of a prominent Washington DC defence lawyer at his holiday home. The body of 55-year old Van Teasley was found bound, gagged and strangled to death in his apartment at the weekend. Officials said police were alerted by Teasley’s friend after no ...

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