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Insurance Report Warns Climate Protection Gap Widening

Exceptional weather events have become more frequent in recent years as concerns grow over society’s resilience to future climate change Experts have warned of a $100 billion “protection gap” in the global insurance sector as a result of the rising impact ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Sea Ice Hit Record Lows In November

According to scientists, unusually high air temperatures and a warm ocean, have led to a record low Arctic sea ice extent for November. In the Southern Hemisphere, Antarctic sea ice extent also hit a record low for the month, caused by moderately warm temperatures and a ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Pakistan International Airways Flight Crashes In North

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with more than 40 people on board has crashed in the north of the country. The airline said in a statement Flight PK-661 “lost contact with the control tower on its way to Islamabad a short while ago”. A spokesman ...

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Donald Trump Is Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2016. The property tycoon was awarded the title following his unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in November’s presidential election. Mr Trump told NBC’s Today show ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Syria Rebels Withdraw From Aleppo Battle

Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo’s old city, while calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians. Activist monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pull-back in Syria’s second city came after ...

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US$2 Million Currency Bust Linked To Trinidad Politicians

Local police and customs officers are investigating the discovery of US$2 million in cash found in a container at the Point Lisas port in Trinidad. The authorities believe that the money sent to a local businessman as payment for a shipment of illegal drugs to the British ...

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LIAT Welcomes Its Tenth ATR Aircraft

The Inter-American Corporation for Infrastructure Financing (CIFI), a leader non-bank financial institution dedicated to run projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, has decided to move its headquarters to Panama City. The objective of this measure is to leverage closer ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Inter-American Financial Institution Moves Headquarters To Panama

Regional carrier LIAT recently welcomed its tenth ATR72 aircraft at the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua. The brand new 68-seater aircraft carrying the tail number V2-LIN, was piloted from Toulouse, France, by Captain Philemon Gunsam and First Officer Rawle ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Teachers In Trinidad Say There Is No Wage Freeze For Them

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) Lynsley Doodhai says TTUTA will not accept any wage restraint or wage freeze and Government should not even consider such an option. Mr. Doodhai said TTUTA has made no apologies in the past for seeking

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December 5th, 2016

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The Government Of The Dominican Republic Is To Pass State Of Emergency Declaration This Week

A bill to declare a state of emergency in the 15 provinces worst affected by torrential rains last month, will be passed in Parliament in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. According to the spokesman for the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) Gustavo Sánchez, the bill ...

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December 5th, 2016

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