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PM Skerrit retains office as DLP wins elections

Dominica PM ROOSEVELT SKERRIT
By Admin 10.12.2014

ROSEAU: Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on members of his new administration to work diligently following Monday’s general election, in which he was returned to office for a third consecutive five-year term.

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PM says grants to religious bodies not political

T & T PM KAMLA PERSAD-BISSESSAR
By Admin 10.12.2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has denied suggestions that the TT$55 million (one TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) grant given to religious groups in Trinidad & Tobago was aimed at seeking their support ahead of the 2015 general elections.

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Jamaican first Black woman to win world swimming title

ALIA ATKINSON celebrates after winning the women's 100-metre breastroke at the world short course
By Admin 10.12.2014

DOHA: Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson tied a world record in the 100-metre breaststroke at the World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar on Saturday, to become the first Black woman to win a world championship in swimming.

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Chaos as vehicle crashes into crowd at political meeting

By Admin 10.12.2014

CLARE VALLEY: The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has appealed for calm and restraint after one man died and several others were injured when a vehicle crashed into people attending the party’s political meeting in Clare Valley on Saturday night.

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Antigua & Barbuda agrees to investment project with Robert De Niro

By Admin 03.12.2014

ST. JOHN’S: The Government of Antigua & Barbuda has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for an investment project valued at over US $250 million with international film star Robert De Niro, who was also appointed a special economic envoy for the country.

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LIAT rejects pilots’ union claims

By Admin 03.12.2014

ST. JOHN’S: Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, has rejected claims by the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) that it acted illegally in respect of court orders and is appealing to its pilots to not take industrial action as being planned for later this month.

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