Archive for the ‘Caribbean’ Category

Government Breaks Ground On ADOMS Headquarters

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On Tuesday Government broke ground for the headquarters of the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS) on Factory road.

The state of the art, 34,000 square foot building will rely on energy efficiency and green technology, including solar power during the construction phase, so that 30 to 50 percent of its daytime energy needs will be met through green technology.

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Antigua and Barbuda is one of the Caribbean’s most prosperous nations

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Antigua and Barbuda is one of the Caribbean’s most prosperous nations, thanks to its tourism industry and offshore financial services.

The country’s strength lies in its tropical climate and good beaches, which have made it popular as a stop-off point for US cruise ships and have attracted large investments in infrastructure.

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Minister Lovell Shares Details on ABI Bailout

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Antigua St John’s – Minister of Finance, Economy, and Government Administration Harold Lovell has revealed further details on the bailout of the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Bank (ABIB) after its near-collapse in July.

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100 Teachers Enriched By Digicel Foundation, JA

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OCHO RIOS, St Ann:DIGICEL FOUNDATION and the Ministry of Education chose Ocho Rios, St Ann, as the location to continue its enrichment initiative for primary-school teachers with a two-day seminar recently.

One hundred teachers, representing 50 schools from across the island, spent the time upgrading their skills using the technology provided by the telecoms giant. The technology is expected to aid in curriculum delivery as teachers continue the work to improve literacy among primary-school students.

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H2Oh, Gross! Water problem in JA

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WILLIAMSFIELD, St Catherine:UNHEALTHY. That’s how some residents of Cocoa Walk in Williamsfield in north-east St Catherine describe the water from a spring which runs through the community. Yet, this is the same water they are sometimes forced to use to for domestic purposes, including washing, and at times, even cooking.

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Poverty Crisis In Jamaica

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Almost half a million Jamaicans are living in poverty, 130,000 of whom are not benefiting from the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), which is the flagship social-safety net programme of the Government.

Some 315,000 Jamaicans are on PATH, but it is unclear how many of these persons have fallen below the poverty line since the Survey of Living Conditions, which contains major social and  economic indicators, was last published in 2007.

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Still Thinking Independence

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 17, CMC – The Turks and Caicos Islands is still considering political independence from Britain, Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing has said.

Ewing told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that “independence remains a major issue” three years after Britain suspended the island’s constitution and set up a one-man commission to probe the government of then premier Michael Misick.

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Dr Thwaites Performs Radical Surgery

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Antigua St. john’s – Antiguan-born American-trained urologist, Dr Dwayne Thwaites, continued to blaze the trail in his field of specialization when he performed the British Virgin Island’s first ever radical prostatectomy operation, for the total removal of a prostate.

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Immunization Coverage to Increase

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Antigua St. John’s – Approximately 40 nurses from various categories of the Nursing fraternity, to include midwives and Public Health Nurses, gathered yesterday at their Antigua and Barbuda Nurses Association Headquarters on Queen Elizabeth Highway, for a half day immunization workshop.

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No Public Job or Wage Cuts for Antiguans

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Antigua St. John’s – Even as the government continues to grapple with the timely payment of wages and salaries to public servants in Antigua & Barbuda, a sore issue over the past few months, there is no threat to jobs or salaries for these workers.

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