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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada will vote in a referendum for a new constitution on Oct. 27 with the authorities acknowledging the importance of the month in Grenadian history. “Putting all things on the table … we have learnt that October is a month of great significant for Grenada, great things have happen in October and referendum day will be October 27,” said Dr. Francis Alexis, chairman of the Constitution Reform Advisory Committee (CRAC).
News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 9, 2016: As has been widely reported, Cuba has entered a new period of austerity. On July 8th, President Castro told the Cuban National Assembly that Cuban economic growth had slowed to 1 per cent in the first half of 2016 compared with 4.7 per cent over the same period in 2015. The country must, he said, rapidly cut it’s spending and energy use in order to address a lack of liquidity as a result of lower than projected income from exports of services and goods, and reduced oil imports from Venezuela.
News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Aug. 5, 2016: A national vigil against violence in the Caricom South American nation of Guyana is set to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day this year.  The “Voices Against Violence” vigil is currently being coordinated by The Caribbean Voice, Golden Om Dharmic Youth, Save Abee Foundation, Orchid Foundation, Anna Catherina Islamic Complex, NJASM, Art of Living (Guyana), Nirvana Humanirarian Foundation, Imagine Nation Foundation and GIVE Foundation and is set for September 10, 2016.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Aug. 2, 2016: Invest Caribbean Now (ICN), the private sector investment agency of the Caribbean, is urging the government of Guyana to launch an investigation into the services being proffered to the Guyanese Diaspora and the Guyanese public by US-based airlines, Dynamic International Airways.
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