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2008-10-13 06:00:38

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website CASTRIES, St Lucia CMC-The Organization of American States (OAS) will launching a three-year programme to support the development and use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in seven Caribbean countries. OAS Energy Division Chief Mark Lambrides, in an address to a conference here, said the European Union, through its Energy Facility, is providing 1.8 million US dollars for the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Programme...

2008-10-12 12:00:14

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, CMC - Residents here were jolted by a strong earthquake Saturday morning.The magnitude 6.1 tremor was centred about 78 km (49 miles) north northwest of here, was also felt in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.The quake, the strongest to affect Puerto Rico in 20 years, struck on the 90th anniversary of the worst...

2008-10-07 12:00:31

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website on 7 October United Nations: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has made an urgent appeal for funds to start projects it said would offer jobs to 400,000 people in Haiti, which is recovering from a series of deadly storms. Since the start of the hurricane season on June 1, the impoverished French-speaking Caribbean country has been hit by four tropical storms - Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike - which have killed...

2008-09-21 12:00:14

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC - President George Maxwell Richards on Friday signed into law a tough new Bail Act which will deny bail to persons who are charged with very serious offences. The legislation was passed by the parliament recently despite objections from the opposition United National Congress (UNC). Attorney-general Bridgid Annisette-George, in an interview Saturday explained that the legislation would...

2008-09-20 12:00:28

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website on 19 September Providenciales, Turks and Caicos: Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Michael Misick has warned opposition parties to stop playing politics with the lives of Grand Turk and South Caicos residents who are trying to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ike. The government has been accused of being partisan in the provision of aid to citizens affected by the hurricane. But Misick told the Caribbean...

2008-09-16 06:00:25

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website CARIBBEAN-ENERGY-Region could save billions on new energy initiatives SAO PAULO, Brazil, CMC - Latin American and Caribbean countries could save an estimated 36 billion US dollars over the next decade by adopting affordable and available technologies to improve their energy efficiency, according to a report released by the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) on Monday. The report estimates the productivity of energy...

2008-09-09 12:00:24

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website MONTSERRAT-TRAVEL-Government moves to fill void from Carib Aviation pullout BRADES, Montserrat, CMC - Montserrat Monday announced it was pursuing a number of options to ensure uninterrupted access to the island, following the announcement by Carib Aviation that it would no longer service the route from the end of this month. The Antigua-based airline said rising fuel costs and the loss of seven pilots at short notice had...

2008-09-09 12:00:24

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC - The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) says it will conduct a probe into the controversial airlift guarantee deal between the Jamaica government and American Airlines. In a statement issued Monday, the OCG said it had written to the Ministry of Tourism requesting the full particulars of the deal with the United States-based carrier. The OCG said it wanted an executive summary outlining the...

2008-09-09 12:00:04

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website on 9 September Havana, Cuba: At least four people were killed as a weakening Hurricane Ike Tuesday closed in on the western province of Pinar del Rio with heavy winds and persistent rains. Cuban officials said they had cut off electricity and gas services in most of Havana to prevent "accidents and human losses". The official Cuban News Agency, Prensa Latina, said that most streets were empty and the traffic had been...

2008-09-08 06:00:12

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website ST GEORGE'S, Grenada, CMC - Veteran journalist Rawle Titus was on Saturday elected president of the Media Workers Association of Grenada during its annual general meeting. Titus, who is a correspondent for the Caribbean Media Corporation, has been involved in media for the past 20 years. During his acceptance speech, he called on members to become more actively involved in the work of the association, which represents...