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Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados On the heels of a US$290 million Extended Fund Facility (EFF) from the International Monetary (IMF), Barbados was recently granted a US$100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Comment

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Brooklyn: After opening a campaign committee last month with the New York City Board of Elections in anticipation of the race, Brooklyn Democratic Council Member Jumaane Williams on Wednesday officially launched his campaign to become New York City’s next public advocate. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne said the United States should not be concerned at the growing influence of China among developing countries. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018



Trinidad and Tobago: Perhaps for a long time to come, the number of Caribbean Community countries sending criminal and civil cases to the Trinidad-based regional Court of Justice (CCJ) will remain at only four in the wake of a stunning, if not embarrassing, rejection of membership by voters in two key member states, Grenada and Antigua in referendums held this week. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Poor Caribbean business outlook

Jamaica: In what could be best described as disappointing news for Caribbean New Yorkers and other members of that diaspora, the World Bank has continued its low ranking of regional territories as places to do business. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Antigua and Barbuda said it has lifted the ban on importation of citrus fruits but would maintain a ban on the personal importation from the United States. Comment

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018



Trinidad and Tobago: The race to find commercial quantities of oil and gas in the Caribbean Community is heating up with US oil major ExxonMobil bringing in a third drill ship to work at its highly successful Guyanese offshore block, as Grenada inches closer to commencing large scale offshore exploration and as Trinidad receives its first shipment of imported oil in the wake of the recet closure of its money-losing refinery. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Antigua and Barbuda is moving to increasing penalties for human trafficking offences. Parliament has passed the Trafficking in Persons Prevention Amendment Bill 2018 recently and now it has to go to the senate. Comment

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