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A new beginning for Dominica – PM Skerrit

PM-Skerrit-RelectsROSEAU, Dominica - Prime minister Skerrit has described as heart wrenching, the loss of life from the devastating passage of Tropical storm Erika.

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Antigua-Barbuda diplomat calls for urgent international help for Dominica

sanders13.88WASHINGTON, USA - Antigua and Barbuda diplomat and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at London University, Sir Ronald Sanders, has called on the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Union Commission and international financial institutions to respond swiftly to the urgent needs of Dominica, which suffered loss of life and considerable damage during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.


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USAID launches US$12.5 million Caribbean marine biodiversity programme

USAID.77ST. JOHN’S, Antigua - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a US$12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Programme (CMBP), in an effort to protect critical marine ecosystems and reduce threats to the region’s fisheries and tourism sectors.


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Turks and Caicos cabinet denies funding for corruption trial security; governor intervenes


peter beckingham9.88PROVIDENCIALES, TCI - After the premier and elected cabinet ministers in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) announced recently that they had denied a request for additional funding for increased security costs for the forthcoming high profile corruption trials, the territory’s governor has stepped in and directed the chief financial officer (CFO) to make arrangements for the police commissioner to receive the additional funds requested.

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Mayaro residents on Gypsy’s resignations: He should have gone long time

Vashti-Mohammed.88PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - No tears were being shed in Mayaro for former MP Winston Gypsy Peters yesterday, even though he represented the constituency for 15 years. Instead, many expressed delight at his exit from the seat which is held by the People’s Partnership. “He should have gone long time,” was the sentiment expressed by residents yesterday when the T&T Guardian visited the Mayaro constituency.


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