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  • Airlines announce new winter flights to C'bean

    November 25, 2018 5:53 AM 6

    With the winter tourist season approaching, a number of airlines in North America have announced new schedules and routes to the Caribbean. Earlier this month, Spirit announced that for 2019, it will add another two routes to Jamaica – Kingston and Montego Bay – from its new home base in Orlando. “We're excited to be back in Orlando announcing even more destinations

  • A Stable Investment Platform?

    November 25, 2018 5:00 AM 6

    Question: I need some professional advice. Where and how can I make an investment and look for a return of up to $50,000 per month? Where do I invest, and how much would I need to invest? Would you suggest that I use my own money to invest, or get a loan from the bank? Please advise me accordingly as I am really in need of a stable investment platform

  • First Cuban doctors return over spat with Brazil's

    November 23, 2018 7:02 AM 6

    HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The first of more than 6,000 Cuban doctors working in Brazil arrived back on the Communist-run island yesterday after Havana announced it was withdrawing from a medical aid programme over a spat with President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. Cuba announced Wednesday it was pulling thousands of its doctors out of Brazil in response to Bolsonaro's

  • Cocoa assets back on the market, supply agreements continue

    November 23, 2018 5:00 AM 6

    Amid plans to sell off local cocoa assets to a private investor, the Jamaican Government continues to market the beans locally and overseas amid challenges to the crop. Jamaica has been granted a half-year reprieve for delivery of a large order of cocoa to a buyer in the United Kingdom while the sector continues efforts to recover from the frosty pod diseases

  • Caribbean stock market summary

    November 21, 2018 7:41 PM 4

    The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.05 points (0.67 %) to close at 158.82. Market volume amounted to 12,394,592 units valued at over $258,550,202.03. Carreras Limited was the volume leader with 5,246,517 units (42.33%) followed by JMMB Group Limited 7.50% with 3,560,341 units (28.72%) and NCB Financial Group Limited with 1,123,415 unitsÂ

  • Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor

    November 21, 2018 6:31 AM 8

    VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP} — Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, lamenting “the din of the rich few” drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second World Day of the Poor. At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St Peter's Basilica in Rome, the pope noted that “injustice is the perverse root of poverty

  • Between the Rock and a hard Brexit: New hurdle for EU

    November 21, 2018 6:31 AM 8

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — It has long been Northern Ireland that has bedevilled efforts to negotiate an orderly Brexit, but now another British territory has emerged to haunt the talks: Gibraltar. With the hours counting down to Sunday's summit to sign an accord on overseeing Britain's departure form the European Union, Spain has threatened to bring

  • Groups target European coal companies over harmful emissions

    November 21, 2018 4:40 AM 7

    Environmental groups claimed on Tuesday that 10 utility companies are responsible for the majority of premature deaths caused by emissions from coal-fired power plants in Europe. In a report on the health impacts of coal emissions across Europe, five campaign groups blamed the utility companies for 7,600 premature deaths and millions of work days lost because

  • IDB provides funds to strengthen national health care system

    November 20, 2018 5:20 AM 5

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it is providing US$100 million in loans to Jamaica to help strengthen its national health care system. The Washington-based financial institution said that the funds will aid Jamaica's fight against non-communicable diseases (NCD). The strengthening of Jamaica's health policies

  • IDB signs loan agreement with Barbados

    November 19, 2018 3:22 PM 6

    The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, says the US-based financial institution will continue to develop “innovative and practical solutions” to meet the needs of its borrowing member countries as he signed a US$100 million loan agreement with the Barbados government. “Today’s signing of this unprecedented Special