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Daily Archives: January 5, 2015

Latin America and the Caribbean growth expected to pick up slightly in 2015

Latin America and the Caribbean growth expected to pick up slightly in 2015 IDB loans totaled more than $13 billion in 2014, the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) said Monday. Latin America and the Caribbean’s economic growth might recover modestly to 2.2 percent in 2015, up from 1.3 percent in 2014, its lowest rate since last decade’s global financial crisis. Despite ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog for Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Classes in Barbados secondary schools are set for disruption Tuesday as teachers are scheduled to pull out of classrooms in the morning and attend a meeting of their union to decide on a possible strike. The organisation that speaks for most of the islands secondary teachers, the Barbados Union of Teachers, has been demanding the removal of the principals of ...

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Same-sex marriage will be legal in Florida starting at midnight

Miami, Jan 5 (EFE).- Gay marriage will be legal starting this midnight in Florida as it becomes the 36th state to permit unions of same-sex couples and to recognize gay marriages contracted in other states.It has been a long struggle for the gay community against the state law, which, backed by voters in 2008, defined marriage as a union between ...

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New CARICOM chairman to visit China

San Juan, Jan 5 (EFE).- The newly installed chairman of the Caribbean Community, Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie, will represent the region at the Jan. 8 summit in Beijing of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, known as CELAC.Christie, who assumed the CARICOM chairmanship on Jan. 1, will deliver a statement on behalf of the organization ...

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High-tech Canadian plane involved in search for missing aircraft in Guyana’s jungle

A mission that is searching for a plane that went missing one week ago, on Sunday began using high-tech equipment to detect the location of the aircraft in very thick jungle over where it was last spotted, according to well-placed sources. The Britten Norman Islander plane , bearing registration number 8R-GHE, cannot be located real-time by the Passive Radiation Detector ...

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Alleged repeat offender shot dead while robbing policeman

A man, charged several times for robbery under arms, was Sunday night shot dead by a plain clothes policeman who he and two accomplices robbed of gold jewellery at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara. Dead is Ryan Couchman, 34, of Diamond, East Bank Demerara. The beaten policeman was treated at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre. The two other perpetrators fled the scene, ...

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