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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – For more than three centuries, the Barbados economy relied heavily on sugar and rum production. However, by the 1990s, and with the decline of sugar exports, the tourism sector emerged as the island’s main income earner. The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) in August reported that sugar production for the first six months of this year was a mere 10,000 tonnes. Rum exports, however earned BDS$76.9 million (one Barbados dollar = US$0.50 cents) in 2016.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 10, 2017: India’s Supreme Court earlier this month, struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives.
Eric Holder, a former United States attorney general with deep Caribbean roots, has voiced concern over what he believes is President Donald Trump’s “unprecedented” penchant for clouding the lines of justice in the U.S.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2017) – Food For The Poor promised to remain with the people of Haiti on their long road to recovery after Hurricane Matthew lashed the country’s southwestern peninsula one year ago – and the charity is living up to that commitment.
The Caribbean braced, then buckled to the fierce onslaught of multiple hurricanes recently, which scattered death and mass destruction across the region and left an ugly mark on the diaspora in the United States as well. The Caribbean and its nationals in the U.S. were not spared the brutal impact of powerful hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as even those who escaped loss of life and property - particularly in Texas and Florida - were forced to worry about the fate of family and friends in the countries of their roots.
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