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Caribbean news: refugee camps, wind farms plus more

PICTURED: The Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness

NO REFUGEE CAMPS FOR VENEZUELANS

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO’S Prime Minister Keith Rowley has said that his government will not open refugee camps for Venezuelans, but will “embrace them as economic migrants”.

The leader said his nation had been approached and atly refused. He told party supporters: “We, a country of 1.3 million and a little piece of land here. Venezuela has a quarter of [a] continent and 33 million people – we gonna [sic] open refugee camps in Trinidad and Tobago? What is our position?”

JAMAICA OFFERING WIND FARM SHARES

JAMAICA HAS launched its first initial public offering of a government-owned company in nearly 30 years. The public offer to buy shares in the Wigton Windfarm energy facility is expected to raise £32.5m.

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that it was “the best way of achieving the goal of socialisation of wealth”.

DEBATE ON LAW FOR END-OF-LIFE CARE

CAYMAN ISLANDS parliamentarians have been debating a healthcare bill which proposes a legal framework for people with a debilitating disease to outline their end-of-life decisions.

Health Minister Dwayne Seymour said that it would “be creating the opportunity for those who wish to do so have an advanced directive in place which will clearly outline their wishes for healthcare”.

TRAVEL AGENTS IN TRIP TO BARBADOS

BARBADOS WILL be hosting a special “mega-fam” family event for the 65 of the UK’s top-selling travel agents as part of its activities to mark 65 years of British Airways flights
to the island.

BA originally flew via Bermuda before introducing its first non-stop London to Barbados route in winter 1968-69.

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