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Daily Archives: January 8, 2015

Sandals to open new luxury resort in Barbados

San Juan, Jan 8 (EFE).- Sandals Resorts International will open a new luxury resort in Barbados on Jan. 28 following a $65 million renovation of the former Couples Barbados.Located on Barbados’ southern coast, the resort will feature 280 luxury rooms in three different villages: Ocean Village, Crystal Lagoon Village and Caribbean Village.The complex boasts 11 eateries, featuring French and Japanese ...

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Jamaican authorities tout reduction in gang related murders

San Juan, Jan 8 (EFE).- Jamaican authorities announced Thursday a significant reduction in gang-related murders in 2014, attributing the drop to a strategy aimed to dismantling criminal groups across the island.“Our investigative strategies, which targeted the most prolific violence producers, contributed to the arrest of numerous murderers, including those in the quadruple murder in Bog Walk in October of last ...

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Guyana’s opposition will move no-confidence motion if govt reconvenes House for Budget

–elections can be pushed backed further The Alliance For Change (AFC) intends to push through a no-confidence motion against government during any National Assembly sitting called for the presentation of the 2015 budget before the April 31st deadline and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is committed to lend its support. Such a move would guarantee government another three months ...

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Caribbean News Desk Radio prog.. stories include Immigration Tribunal for Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean Community (Caricom) and other nationals living in Antigua and Barbuda, who believe that they are being denied citizenship, should soon have a new mechanism to make their case. The government in St. John’s  on Thursday announced plans to set up an Immigration Appeals Tribunal while not implementing new taxes this financial year. The pronouncements were made in the Throne ...

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Guyana backs India for Permanent UN Security Council seat

(ECONOMICTIMES.INDIATIMES.com) GANDHINAGAR: Guyana today pledged its support to India in its bid to become a permanent member of the powerful United Nations Security Council.  Announcing this at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) here, President of Guyana Donald R Ramotar said India has greater responsibility to support other developing countries and asked New Delhi to play a proactive role in fighting ...

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India to set up IT Centre of Excellence in Guyana; fund road, ferry projects

(WEBINDIA123.com).-Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that India will set up its first Information Technology Centre of Excellence in South American in Guyana, also approving of a new Line of Credit to the Caribbean nation. A release from the Prime Minister’s Office shared the discussions that Prime Minister Modi held with visiting dignitaries on the sidelines of Pravasi Bharatiya ...

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Britain renews calls for Guyana’s parliamentary suspension to be lifted

As Guyana and the rest of the world await Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar’s announcement of the dissolution of the Parliament and the naming of a date for general elections, the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday resumed pressure on the South American country for the suspension of the law-making body to be lifted. The UK’s Foreign Office Minister, Tobias Ellwood, called for ...

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China, Bahamas pledge to boost cooperation

BEIJING, Jan. 7 (Xinhua News Agency) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie pledged to boost cooperation between the two countries as they met on Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People. “China attaches great importance to ties with the Bahamas,” Xi told the visiting prime minister, who is in Beijing to attend the opening ...

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GUYANA: Special Forces platoon deployed to search “area of interest” for missing plane

At least 30 members of Guyana’s Special Forces are Thursday expected to inserted into “an area of interest” as part of their more than one-week old search for a small plane that went missing over the country’s dense jungle and rugged terrain. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said the platoon of Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers that travelled to ...

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