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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has awarded a record number of scholarships to 36 Caribbean-based students for a total of US$141,800 in funding to enable Caribbean nationals to pursue a higher education in hospitality and tourism fields.

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Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Dr. Kenny Anthony signs the agreement with CDF's CEO, Ambassador Lorne McDonnough

The Government of Saint Lucia has signed a Grant Agreement with the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) for funding of the St Lucia National Trust (SLNT) Renewable Energy Project in the sum of 71,749 Euros.

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A Kentucky pastor is expected to be okay after being shot while doing mission work in Haiti.

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A man accused of helping orchestrate a stock-fraud scheme involving Belize-based Cynk Technology Corp., which surged briefly to a market value of $6 billion last year, was charged by U.S. officials with conspiracy.

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) calls on the Government of the Dominican Republic not to expel tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent. This follows statements by the Dominican Ministry of Interior and the Police which indicate their intention to expel Dominicans of Haitian descent whose citizenship status has not been regularised.

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A senior European Union official on Monday maintained that the decision to release the list of international tax havens should not be regarded as an attempt to blacklist any country.

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Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao (R) with Surinamese President Desi Bouterse in Beijing, 2013. Photograph: Xie Huanchi/Corbis

It would be hard to imagine a more striking contrast. On the one hand, there is the massive Suriname Aluminium works, a subsidiary of the US giant Alcoa.

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