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Guadeloupe Centre of Molecular Imaging

GUADELOUPE FIRST FOR NUCLEAR TECH

Guadeloupe has opened the Caribbean’s first medical centre to use advanced nuclear technology for screening and treatment of cancer and neurological and cardiac diseases. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States said that the $8.9 million (£7.9 million) Guadeloupe Centre of Molecular Imaging would allow patients from the Eastern Caribbean to remain in the region for treatment.

EFFORTS TO BOOST DOMINICA TOURISM

Dominica tourism officials have launched a ReDiscover Dominica campaign, with hotels and businesses offering incentives to encourage visitors to return after the damage done by Hurricane Maria. The campaign, which will run in all of Dominica’s main source markets, will tell potential tourists that their visits can help the country on its path of recovery.

BELIZE REEF OFF THE DANGER LIST

The Belize Barrier Reef has been removed from UNESCO’s World Heritage in Danger list. The reef had been on the list for nearly a decade. The World Heritage Committee said that Belize had put in place the necessary protections following a moratorium on oil exploration in Belizean waters and regulations to protect the country’s mangroves.

TRINIDAD BRINGS IN FAST-TRACK COURTS

Trinidad and Tobago will introduce ‘fast-track courts’ next month to deal with the backlog of cases in the criminal High Courts. Judges have been rostered to hear three to five-day non-capital cases, where attorneys and their clients are ready, during what is the ‘long vacation period’.

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