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121. Cuba adds 687 persons to its official population ...
Cuba's national statistics and information office, ONEI, said the Caribbean island's population grew by only 687 persons in 2015 versus 2014.

122. Today in Trump's America a wall of opportunity ...
- Here's how it might be Mexico's loss not to pay for it 'Wall' is the new 'window', so scratch the phrase 'window of opportunity' and write down 'wall of opportunity'.

123. Success Laventille steel band to perform in Cuba
Success Laventille Secondary School steel band will perform in Matanzas Cuba Friday (August 28), Granma reported today.

124. Share of households with housing loans very low ...


125. 85% of St Lucia's agricultural sector hit hard ...
by St Lucia GIS

126. Real Madrid to start football school in Costa ...
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno and Real Madrid Football Club President Florentino Pérez today signed an agreement in Madrid to jointly promote Latin American and Caribbean initiatives that help at-risk children (boys and girls) through football.

127. Scotiabank: NAFTA boosted North American growth
While U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to impose a tax on imports from Mexico to build a border wall, another of Canada's largest banks has come out in defence of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) among Canada, the USA and Mexico.

128. Trinidad's first journalist was also Venezuela's: Globovision
Source: Juan José Peralta, Globovision

129. Venezuelan crude oil has already fallen to US$24 ...
President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros said the ongoing "petroleum war" that has caused the worst fall in prices in 12 years must be reversed, according to state-owned oil company PDVSA.

130. Cuba gives 8 from St Kitts & Nevis ...
As the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to make strides in promoting human development through education, it has once again partnered with the Cuban Government, who has awarded students of the Federation the opportunity to pursue tertiary studies in Cuba.

131. Cubans said to be using Trinidad and Tobago ...
A new report by a "Cuban Media Group S.L" believed to be dissident, says Cubans are now using Trinidad and Tobago as their bridge as they are braced in Central America.

132. Mexico offers St Lucia 20 scholarships
The Government of Mexico has published the 2017 Call for Scholarships for students who are interested in studying for a specialization, Masters or Doctorate degree, or conducting graduate or postgraduate research.

133. Sint Maarten to source more food from the ...
As Caribbean territories like Sint Maarten, other Dutch islands, and French islands like Martinique, are so well "protected" by trade laws that make it difficult to export to them from countries like Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic, special arrangements are needed like the one signed yesterday.

134. Visitors from Venezuela to Aruba plummets
The Central Bank of Aruba reported Friday:

135. German ferry co. to offer cruises to Cuba ...
"With Clipper’s support, FRS will launch a new ferry service from Florida to Cuba, pending government guidance and approval," Germany's FRS said in a release Tuesday.

136. Venezuela shortens work week - weekends start Thursday
In a bid to save energy, Venezuela shortened its official work week to Monday to Thursday, President Nicolas Maduro announced last night in a live televised broadcast.

137. St Vincent, Dominican Republic, Venezuela lose UN voting ...
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela are three of nine countries that have lost their voting rights at the United Nations because of arrears in their annual contributions to the New York-based world body.

138. St Lucia takes 25 Cuban medical personnel for ...
St Lucia Minister for Health Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations Alvina Reynolds, and Cuban Ambassador Jorge Soberon, signed another cooperation agreement that allows Cuba to export 25 medical personnel to St Lucia at a cost of EC$1.5 million, the smaller Caribbean island's Health Ministry said in a statement today.

139. Venezuelans to entertain boxing fans in Siparia


140. US drops to 6th largest tourist source for ...
The pace at which U.S. citizens have been visiting Cuba has ticked down, data from Cuba's National Statistics and Information Office (ONEI) showed yesterday.

141. Fitch: Dominican Republic banks to benefit from improved ...
The Jamaica-based JMMB Group, listed on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, has a stock brokerage in the Dominican Republic.

142. IMF: Costa Rica bounced back quickly from the ...
Costa Rica bounced back quickly from the 2008–09 global crisis, but growth, despite picking up in the last two years to 3.75 percent, has stayed below trend, while macro vulnerabilities, mainly from the weak fiscal position, have risen.

143. IMF: Dominican Republic economic growth to slow
"Growth averaged over 7 per cent during 2014–15, fueled mainly by domestic demand," the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its country report on the Dominican Republic today.

144. U.S. tourism to Cuba went up, but the ...


145. Borrowing drags Aruba's current account surplus down
The Caribbean island usually earns more than spends (hence the surplus) but servicing debt (similar to the debt Trinidad and Tobago is taking on uninhibitedly) is eroding that healthy balance.

146. Fitch upgrades the Dominican Republic on 6.7% projected ...
"Downside risks to growth and external accounts could emerge in case of a shift in trade and immigration related policies under the administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The Dominican Republic has extensive trade (through CAFTA-DR) and financial ties with the U.S.": Fitch The following is the release verbatim:

147. Venezuela policies don't address credit weaknesses, says rating ...
Despite recent measures by the Nicolas Maduro administration to relieve Venezuela's financial and macroeconomic stress, the combined impact of lower oil prices, the lack of material foreign financing, and political uncertainty will continue to weigh on Venezuela's rating, New York-based Fitch Ratings said today in a statement.

148. Moody's forecasts Cuba economy to slow to 0.9% ...


149. Trinidad & Tobago braces for storm: No school ...
Heavy rains expected to start tonight around 8 pm in Tobago and 11 pm in Trinidad. However, the time keeps changing so keep checking the links below.

150. China donates to rehab centre in The Bahamas