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IMF Debt Relief For Hurricane-Hit Barbuda Might Not Happen

A senior official from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has all but poured cold water on suggestions that Barbuda should be granted temporary relief from paying its debt to the Washington-based financial body. Barbuda, which was…

How Hurricane Irma Sucked the Sea in the Bahamas Dry

Videos and photos of water receding as far as the eye could see, from shorelines in the Bahamas up through Florida’s west coast after Hurricane Irma’s passage, have gone viral. And they have triggered fears that a tsunami is on the horizon.…

Surinam Airways eyes Boeing for imminent fleet renewal

Surinam Airways (SLM) must renew its fleet by November when the lease of the current three Boeing 737-300s expires and, from recent statements by the CEO of SLM Robbi Lachmisingh, the state owned company will most likely choose the Boeing…

Irma becomes a category three hurricane

Tropical cyclone Irma strengthened to hurricane force early Thursday morning as the system continued to head towards the Caribbean. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT the centre of Hurricane Irma was…

LIAT requests funds from Antigua-Barbuda to pay CDB debt

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has been asked to pay LIAT additional funds to meet its debt to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The money requested is commensurate with the country’s shareholding, local media reported. Antigua…

Tropical Storm Irma heads towards the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Irma has formed in the far eastern Atlantic and is reported to be intensifying steadily as it moves westwards towards the Caribbean. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, the…

Pilot Dies in Guyana Plane Crash

In the wake of yesterday’s tragic plane crash and two other incidents in just over a month, Guyanese authorities are stepping up stringent checks of aircraft and crew. The David Granger administration has ordered the Guyana Civil Aviation…

Jamaica to Amend Copyright Act to Tackle Digital Piracy

Jamaica’s Copyright Act is to be amended to introduce comprehensive measures to tackle digital piracy. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says the response to piracy needs to change to effectively address…