Hits: 246 Created on 21 July 2014 Written by u.s. embassy Category: BUSINESS
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U.S. EMBASSY BRIDGETOWN SUPPORTS TRADE FACILITATION PROGRAM LAUNCH

Bridgetown -- U.S. Embassy Bridgetown will be supporting the American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean in the launch of its trade facilitation program (TFP), in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Hits: 394 Created on 18 July 2014 Written by NEW TODAY Category: BUSINESS
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BERNADINE DEFENDS JERRY SEALES

St. George -- Local Attorney, Ashley Bernadine has come to the defence of Magistrate, Jerry Seales who in the past week has come in for a barrage of criticisms from President of the Grenada Bar Association (GBA), Ruggles Ferguson.

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Hits: 379 Created on 17 July 2014 Written by George Category: BUSINESS
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ENERGY PRICES UP

St. George -- Figures released by the Energy Division of the Ministry of Finance today show that energy prices are again on the rise.  Gasoline has gone from $15.83 per imperial gallon to $16.23; while diesel has inched up from $15.68 per imperial gallon to $15.88.  The price of kerosene has also increased marginally from $12.08 to 12.29.

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Hits: 375 Created on 17 July 2014 Written by U.S EMBASSY Category: BUSINESS
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KERRY FRANK PARTICIPATES IN U.S. GOVERNMENT SPONSORED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

St. George -- Mr. Kerry Frank has gone to the United States as the latest Eastern Caribbean candidate of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

Mr. Frank is a youth officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Ecclesiastic Affairs and will take part in a three-week project on youth and community conflict resolution with 23 other candidates from around the world.  United by their professional pursuits, the participants are a diverse group, hailing from as far as the West Bank, Romania, Nepal, Israel, Croatia, and Armenia.  The program offers the opportunity for this varied group to network with professional counterparts (both U.S. and international) in order to increase information sharing.

Mr. Frank's program will discuss academic, economic and social perspectives on how to address conflict involving and affecting youth; familiarize participants with federal, state and local agencies and organizations involved in addressing community issues, improving the quality of life of at-risk youth and providing mediation and conflict resolution services to youth and their families; and provide practical examples of how to address community issues and needs relating to youth who live in diverse and multi-ethnic communities.

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Hits: 178 Created on 15 July 2014 Written by Ray O'Keiffe Category: BUSINESS
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PILOTING OF OECS LABOUR NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY TO BE LAUNCHED IN 2014

Castries, St. Lucia - OECS Directors of Statistics recently held their first meeting on a plan of action for the successful piloting of a region-wide Labour Needs Assessment Survey in 2014.

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