CANANEWS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 1200 ECT (1700GMT)

The following is the CANANews Schedule for Friday, April 12, 2013.

PORT AU PRINCE - Communications Minister Regine Godefroy became the second woman in as many days to quit the Haitian government.

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is making available more than US$10 million to Antigua and Barbuda after completing review of the island’s economic performance under a three-year Stand By Arrangement (SBA) indicating also that the economy is showing signs of gradual recovery after three years of being stagnant.

BRIDGETOWN-Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries have been urged to take advantage of the stanby facility for capacity building under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that was signed with the European Union in 2008.

WASHINGTON - Jamaica is part of an initiative to promote the implementation of best practices in road safety data collection in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

NASSAU - The Bahamas government says it is moving to regulate stem research in the country indicating that it is fully aware of the concerns raised in the public domain.

CASTRIES-St. Lucia looking to deepen relations with Africa

COLORADO - The Colorado State University (CSU) meteorological team is predicting an above-average 2013 Atlantic basin hurricane season.

SPORT:

NORTH SOUND -Windward Islands seeking to wrap up game against Leeward Islands in their West Indies Four-Day Championship game.

GEORGETOWN - Jamaica seeking to consolidate its position in its Regional Four-Day Championship game against Guyana.

MONTEGO BAY - Olympic Games and World Championship medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown plans to return to the IAAF Diamond League meet in New York this year.

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