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Barbados PM no-nonsense warning to local gunmen.

BARBADOS, Bridgetown: 30 Jan,2019. Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, has warned that her country  will not be held hostage to a few criminal elements involved in a turf war.   Mrs Mottley shot off the terse warning as she revealed that just under 100 soldiers are joining their police counterparts in

St Vincent wants to enter Global Medicinal Marijuana market.

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuesday November 13, 2018 – St Vincent and the Grenadines says it’s is on the brink of becoming a globally leading producer of organically certified medicinal cannabis, rivalling any other producer in the entire Western Hemisphere. It says the expected passing of legislation this month, ensuring tightly regulated guidelines, […]

BARBADOS: Staff reduction as broadcaster restructures

BARBADOS, Bridgetown. November 7th, 2018. The staff complement at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is about to be cut in half Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) advisor to the general secretary, Sir Roy Trotman, on Monday revealed that the board of the state-owned enterprise was looking to cut 52 per cent of its staff as part […]

Jamaica’s PM wants Cuba sanctions lifted.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness at United Nations. (Credit: UN/Cia Pak) KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday October 5, 2018 – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called for the lifting of embargoes against Cuba. As he delivered his statement to world leaders at the United Nations, he noted that societies function best within an inclusive global environment, where […]

HAITI: Aftermath of earthquake in Port-de-Paix – (Pictures)

At least 12 people died and almost 200 were injured after a powerful magnitude 5.9 quake struck Haiti on Saturday. The US Geological Survey said the epicentre of the quake that struck late on Saturday was about 19km (12 miles) north-west of the city of Port-de-Paix. These images show how Haitians are trying to cope […]

AUSTRALIA : One-off genetic test could detect heart attack risk

People born at increased risk of heart attack could be identified by a one off-genetic test, a study has found. The Genomic Risk Score (GRS) test would only cost £40, cheap enough for population-wide screening, say the researchers. It could help to explain why people with apparently no conventional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, […]
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