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Daily Archives: January 16, 2015

Travel agencies praise new regulations for visiting Cuba

By Emilio J. LopezMiami, Jan 16 (EFE).- The easing of U.S. restrictions on traveling to Cuba will boost Americans’ visits to the island and will have a “very positive impact” on bilateral relations, according to travel agencies and an expert in the field.“It seems to me completely positive” that the U.S. is taking steps to make travel to Cuba easier, ...

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Venezuelan oil falls below $40 a barrel

Caracas, Jan 16 (EFE).- The average price of Venezuela’s crude basket fell $3.25 this week to $39.19, continuing the downward trend that led President Nicolas Maduro to visit petroleum-producing countries and lobby for his plan to reverse the decline.“Crude prices this week continued to fall due to the outlook for a slowdown in global demand and signs of abundant supply ...

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Bermuda premier shuffles Cabinet ahead of America’s Cup

San Juan, Jan 16 (EFE).- Bermuda’s Premier Michael Dunkley announced a series of changes in his Cabinet as part of the government’s preparations to host the 2017 America’s Cup yacht race.Grant Gibbons will step down as minister of Education to concentrate on his responsibilities as minister for Economic Development, the government said Friday in a statement.Wayne Scott will be the ...

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Caribbean News Desk for Fri Jan 16, 2015… PNCR to continue limited participation in Rodney Commission of Inquiry

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) will continue its limited participation in the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry slated to resume on the 26th, even as the party’s Chairman, Basil Williams anticipates cross emanating Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee. This was the message Williams gave to the media during an A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) press brief Fridayduring which ...

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Caribbean News Desk for Thu, Jan 15, 2015 …Guyana govt calls outgoing British envoy “pariah” ; says no threat of Commonwealth sanctions

Government says outgoing UK High Commissioner Andrew Ayre should be accorded the status of “pariah” for his recent comments on the ongoing prorogation of the Guyana Parliament. Additionally, the Foreign Affairs Ministry claims that Ayre mislead the public during his press conference on Tuesday when he said the non-resumption of Parliament since prorogued on November 10th “is a clear breach ...

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Suriname, Guyana will have to formalise ‘back-track’, tighten security simultaneously– Guyana’s Foreign Minister

Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett Thursday night said that the formalizing of the ‘back-track’ unofficial port at Skeldon, depended on moves by Suriname to do so at Nickerie on the eastern bank of the Corentyne River that borders the two countries. Addressing the formal opening of a Guyana-Suriname Trade Mission at the Princess Hotel, Providence, East Bank Demerara, she said ...

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