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            [post_content] => Recently, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Bahamian man for smuggling approximately 2.4 pounds of cocaine into the country. According to reports, the man attempted to hide the contraband by taping them to his ankles and in his luggage. The man, whose name was not disclosed, was arriving at Port Everglades on a cruise ferry from his homeland.

CBP officers share that the man was suspected during inspection when they noticed he was nervously moving items around in his luggage. In a reaction, they question him and inspected his bag. On inspecting his luggage, they discovered two brick-shaped packages containing a white, powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.

The officers also went ahead to pat down the man, the officers discovered additional packages of cocaine taped to his ankles. The amount of cocaine seized totalled to 2.4 pounds. All evidence, which includes the cocaine, were turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Port Everglades port director Jorge Roig said the seizure was another excellent example of CBP officers’ expertise and vigilance in preventing dangerous drugs from entering the US.

According to CBP, a typical day involves welcoming nearly one million visitors, screening more than 67,000 cargo containers, arresting more than 1,100 individuals and seizing nearly six tonnes of illicit drugs.
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Bahamian Man Seized For Smuggling 2.4lbs Of Cocaine By US Customs

September 2, 2015
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Recently, US Customs andBorder Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Bahamian man for smuggling approximately 2.4 pounds of cocaine into the country. According to reports, the man a...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => As the country desperately demands help following the passage of tropical storm Erika, Antigua and Barbuda diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders has called on the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Union Commission and International Financial Institutions. It was reported that the natural disasters caused the country suffered loss of life and considerable damage.

In a written document, Sir Ronald address the Dominica Ambassador in the U.S., Hubert Charles, expressing his sympathy and deep concern. He also offered to join diplomatic efforts to mobilize support from the Organization of American States and the International Financial Institutions in Washington.

After Tropical Storm Erika's passage, several people were reported dead and others missing. Damaged structures included collapsed buildings, roads and bridges, and the storm's rain flooded streets.

"I feel deep sympathy and concern for Dominica. The loss of life is tragic and my prayers are with the affected families. The damage to the country has set back its economy and will negatively impact employment and further strain the government in the rebuilding process. The international community must act swiftly to give Dominica relief," Sir Ronald Sanders said.

As a past member and Rapporteur of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) that proposed reforms for the Commonwealth, the diplomat reminded that recommendations had been made for a rapid response to disasters in Commonwealth countries. Earlier this year, Sanders had bemoaned tardy responses to disasters in Vanuatu and Tuvalu in the Pacific caused by Cyclone Pam.
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Dominica Supported By Antigua Diplomat Who Calls On International Help Following Destructive Tropical Storm

August 29, 2015
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As the country desperately demands help following the passage of tropical storm Erika, Antigua and Barbuda diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders has called on the Commonwealth Secretariat, t...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => The upcoming Unicomer facility in Freeport, Trinidad that will include a distribution centre, technical service centre, business offices and a retail branch, was welcomed with a ceremony earlier this month. It was said that the new facility will bring 250 new jobs and a US$60 million investment to the local economy.

"In the many signals that this sod turning ceremony for Unicomer’s Freeport Campus sends to our country, our region and our global trading partners, one in particular stands out, that is that economic reforms over the past five years have worked, and Trinidad and Tobago is now one of the best places to invest and do business in this hemisphere," the Senator of trade, industry, investment and communications minister, Vasant Bharath, said at the construction site.

"The environment is such that we are now experiencing the highest levels of foreign direct investment in our history. Right now, over 400 foreign firms are currently operating out of Trinidad and Tobago, including the regional headquarters for globally revered names such as Microsoft, British Petroleum and General Electric. This has helped to make us the largest Caribbean exporter to the United States. And we did not stop there. We continue to expand access to regional and international markets through trade agreements with the European Union and Latin American nations including Cuba, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic," he added.

The executives of Unicomer were also shown appreciation by the trade minister“for the confidence you have demonstrated, and for continuing to stand as a partner and ally in the Trinidad and Tobago success story.”

While addressing the attendees of the ceremony, the Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of the Unicomer Group, Guillermo Siman, said that this is a "very ambitious project" for the firm. He also went on to thank the Trinidadian government for its support over the past 25 years, since the day Courts opened its doors in 1991.

He said unequivocally that he and his team have enjoyed the support of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, including the valuable customers; and will continue to invest in the country.
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Unicomer Group Execs Turn Sod At Ceremony For Construction Of US$60 Million Distribution Centre in Trinidad

August 28, 2015
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