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Monthly Archives: December 2014

U.N.: Restoration of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties “very positive”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 22:31 by GxMedia United Nations, Dec 17 (EFE).- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that the United States’ decision to restore full diplomatic ties with Cuba is a “very positive” development. “The news is very positive,” Ban said at his year-end press conference, thanking U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba’s head of state, Raul Castro, for ...

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Caribbean News Desk for Weds Dec 17, 2014

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 22:27 by GxMedia Washington/Havana, Dec 17 (EFE).- A prisoner swap between Cuba and the United States, and the release of American contractor Alan Gross by Havana opened the way Wednesday for the two countries to end more than five decades of political animosity. U.S. President Barack Obama said in an address Wednesday that he was ...

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Caribbean Development Bank approves $120 mn in project lending

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 22:24 by GxMedia San Juan, Dec 15 (EFE).- The Caribbean Development Bank has approved more than $120 million in loans to fund dozens of projects related to agriculture, energy and infrastructure.Trinidad and Tobago is to receive $40 million “to support Trinidad’s conversion of the fuel usage of vehicles in the transport sector from ...

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Martelly has met with political leaders to end Haiti crisis

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 22:22 by GxMedia Port-au-Prince, Dec 16 (EFE).- Haitian President Michel Martelly has met legislative, judicial and political leaders to discuss the appointment of a new prime minister and moves towards overcoming the current political crisis in the country.Martelly sat down Monday with Stevenson Jacques Thimoleon, speaker of the Lower House and Senate speaker ...

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Nearly 5,000 immigrants died in 2014 searching for a better life

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 22:19 by GxMedia Geneva, Dec 16 (EFE).- Nearly 5,000 migrants lost their lives this year in hope of finding a better deal for themselves and their families in another country, making 2014 the deadliest year ever for migrants, according to a report released Tuesday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).The report, which ...

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LatAm is worst region for gun crime, U.N. says

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 22:14 by GxMedia Quito, Dec 16 (EFE).- The head of the Firearms Team of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC, said Tuesday in Quito that Latin America is the region that most uses guns to commit violent crimes.“Latin America is the region where guns are most frequently used to commit ...

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CARICOM hosts regional monitoring and evaluation workshop on Strategic Plan

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 22:12 by GxMedia A two-day Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop to provide training in the use of  the CARICOM online Monitoring and Evaluation Tool began on Monday, 15 December 2014, at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana.  The Caricom Headquarters said participants at the workshop include professionals from CARICOM Member States who work ...

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CARICOM to partner with WICB for “Pitch in Schools Project”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 22:06 by GxMedia  A new era for cricket in schools across the CARICOM region is about to begin with an innovative initiative from the CARICOM Secretariat called the “Pitch in Schools Project”, the Guyana-based Caribbean Community Headquarters said in a statement. The project will pioneer fresh innings for primary and secondary schools with ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio programme for Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 21:58 by GxMedia The Bahamas’ Foreign Minister, Fred Mitchell on Tuesday denied that his country has been sending children born in the Bahamas to Haiti without birth certificates in the company of their Haitian parents who have been living their illegally. The issue has come to the fore following The Bahamas’ crackdown on ...

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Fmr. policeman who allegedly killed Agricola youth shot dead

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 1:57 by GxMedia A former police corporal, who was wanted for the murder of a teenager at Agricola, Greater Georgetown was one of two persons shot and killed by his former colleagues during an armed robbery on the East Coast Demerara on Monday evening. Dead is 18699 Corporal Warren Blue who was charged ...

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