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Caribbean Fisheries forum meets in Jamaica


Heads of national fisheries authorities from 17 Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will be meeting with observers and partner agencies in Jamaica near the end of this week, for the 15th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, the primary technical deliberative body of the CRFM, for talks on the status of and recent trends in the fisheries and aquaculture in the region and plans for the future to strengthen the sector.

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When poetry becomes light, and the writer becomes the ageless voice of generations past and to come


The award-winning creative works of Sir Derek Walcott, complemented by his recognition as a Nobel Laureate in Literature, not only lifted the hopes of St. Lucia but those of the region as a whole.

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Dominica foreign minister files defamation lawsuit

domicaAs a result of allegations that have continued to circulate that Dominica’s minister for foreign and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) affairs, Senator Francine Baron, misappropriated funds that she received but were designated for the Dominica Disaster and Development Fund, Baron has filed a claim for defamation against opposition leader, Lennox Linton, talk show host Angelo Allen and local radio network Q95, who reportedly alleged that she received US$10,000 in Malaysia while she was Dominica’s high commissioner in London in 2014.

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Stakeholders give advice after Carnival launch


Various groups with a stake in Antigua’s Carnival have made several recommendations to the Antigua & Barbuda Festivals Commission regarding the staging of events for this year’s 60th anniversary.

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The OECS needs a unified approach to development


The biggest impediment to growth of the economies of the OECS is their small size and scale of production, and the lack of a unified regional approach to development. That’s the view of Dr. Vanus James, Economist, Statistician and regional Academic.

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