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Haiti cholera epidemic at ‘600 cases a day’ – Health Minister

HATAIHBWASHINGTON (CMC) – As Haiti ends its first month into the rainy season, the country’s health minister has said the number of cholera patients has remained at about 600 cases a day.

 

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Mottley to Sinckler: 'Where's the beef?'

miaBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 29, CMC – The main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Wednesday sarcastically asked the government to produce the 2012-13 national budget as it responded to the fiscal package outlined by Finance Minister Chris Sinckler earlier this week.

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Common regional currency still a dream

finCASTRIES, St Lucia, Jun 26, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICCOM) countries are working on easing the convertibility of their individual currencies even though regional leaders have decided that certain aspects of the single currency will not be addressed in the immediate future, CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque has said.


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New T&T ministers take up appointments Monday


marlenePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, June 25, CMC – As the government ministers who have been transferred in Friday’s cabinet reshuffle take up their new posts Monday, one of the partners in the four-party governing alliance sees one appointment resolving a vexed issue with its senior partner.

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Caribbean defends own airport taxes while blasting UK's APD

airportMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, 21st June , CMC- Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Chairman Ricky Skerrit has been defending the recent decision by at least two regional governments to introduce new taxes in the tourism sector, even as the region criticises Britain’s increased aviation tax, Air Passenger Duty (APD), which tourism officials say is affecting visitor arrivals to the Caribbean.

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