June 21, 2021

Caribbean countries could benefit from new IMF initiative

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is adapting its framework for providing support to Caribbean and other low income countries (LICs) amid rising vulnerabilities. The Washington-based financial institution in a statement Tuesday said despite a global economic upswing, many LICs continue to face difficult fiscal and […]

Connecticut rescues appear in the 2018 Puppy Bowl

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By Samantha Miller, News 8 WTNH (WTNH) — Two Connecticut rescues were ready for their moment of fame in the 20-18 Puppy Bowl. Deidre Croce and Laura Wallace of the Spotty Dog Rescue talk about the importance of dog adoption. Spotty Dog Rescue has been in existence since September 2012. SDR is 100% volunteer-run and […]

UK: Child almost falls through floor of moving train in Devon

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From BBC A small boy almost fell from a moving train carriage on to the track below because the toilet floor was missing. His mother was able to catch him before he fell when she took him to the toilet on the Totnes Riverside to Buckfastleigh train in Devon. Investigators said the floor had been […]

IMF approves US$2.8 million disbursement to Grenada

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From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — On Wednesday, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Grenada and the fourth review of Grenada’s performance under a program supported by a three-year arrangement under the extended credit facility (ECF). The completion of the review enables the disbursement of […]

IMF Executive Board approves US$68.8 Million for Jamaica

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From South Florida Caribbean News WASHINGTON, DC – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fifth review of Jamaica’s economic performance under the program supported by a four-year, SDR 615.38 million (about US$932 million at the time of approval) arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The completion of the […]