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CBU lauds J.A. Lester Spaulding’s contribution development of regional media

18 November 2017

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) on Friday offered a tribute in memory of CBU Hall of Famer and regional broadcasting stalwart, J.A. Lester Spaulding, on learning the sad news that he had died in his home country Jamaica, after being hospitalised with a serious... Read More

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Closure of sugar estates put on hold

18 November 2017

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government says plans to close two sugar estates will most likely take place next year since a system has not yet been put in place to deal with the affected workers. The government had earlier announced that the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation... Read More

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Prominent Caribbean academic wants a post IMF Caribbean economy

18 November 2017

KINGSTON – The Pro Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles says there is need for both a new style International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a 21st century post-IMF Caribbean economy. Writing in the Friday edition of the Jamaica Observer,... Read More

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Dominica PM goes to COP 23 with a shopping list

17 November 2017

BONN, Germany – Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Thursday came to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) with a shopping list of more than US$200 million as he reminded the international community of the disaster brought upon his country by... Read More

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Prince of Wales to visit Antigua and Barbuda, BVI and Dominica

16 November 2017

LONDON – Britain’s Prince Charles is scheduled to visit Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands for a first-hand view of the widespread devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. During the tour, the Prince of Wales will meet members of... Read More

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Cruise tourism to inject nearly EC$200 million into St Kitts-Nevis in 3 months

15 November 2017

BASSETERRE – Nearly EC$200 million will be pumped into the St Kitts and Nevis economy between November 2017 and January 2018, thanks to a booming cruise tourism industry. Minister of Tourism, Honourable Lindsay Grant announced this today, November 14, during a sitting... Read More

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CCJ President urges Guyana to appoint Chancellor and Chief Justice

15 November 2017

GEORGETOWN – President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Sir Dennis Byron has expressed concern about the inability of present and previous administrations to appoint a Chancellor and Chief Justice. Byron, in a recent address to the Guyana Bar Association said... Read More

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BVI to benefit from CDB loan for cleanup

14 November 2017

TORTOLA – The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be lending the British Virgin Islands US$3million to clean up the territory in the aftermath of three major weather events earlier this year. Premier Dr Orlando Smith told legislators on Monday that... Read More

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CTO declares 2018 Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation

14 November 2017

TORONTO – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2018 the Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation in the Caribbean. The CTO’s secretary general Hugh Riley announced the theme for next year at a news conference here on Monday as part of the programme for... Read More

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Airports Authority apologises for chaos at Piarco International

14 November 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) has apologised for the chaos that occurred at the Piarco International Airport on Sunday due to a shortage of Immigration officers. Arriving passengers had to wait for as long as five hours to clear... Read More

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Jamaica sees European tourism boom

13 November 2017

KINGSTON — Tourism Industry stakeholders are expressing growing optimism about a rapid increase in European tourists as Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett's European growth strategy appears to be paying off. “We are seeing an increasing number of guests from Continental... Read More

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UN experts urge Caribbean to take action against corporate tax fraud

13 November 2017

UNITED NATIONS – In the wake of the leak of the “Paradise Papers” two human rights experts from the United Nations are urging Caribbean and other states to take action against corporate tax fraud. The Paradise Papers are a set of confidential documents related to... Read More

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Guyana and Brazil to remark borders between both countries

13 November 2017

GEORGETOWN – The Governments of Guyana and Brazil will this week start the process of remaking the borders between both countries. On Saturday, officials from both countries held a preparatory meeting ahead of the exercise that is aimed at solidifying friendship... Read More

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‘We will survive Paradise Papers’ says Bermuda Premier

12 November 2017

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Premier David Burt says he remains confident Bermuda’s reputation will survive the fallout from the Paradise Papers. In the House of Assembly on Friday, the Premier said, “The reports of Bermuda’s demise are greatly exaggerated” and called for... Read More

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New strategic plan being developed for Caribbean Court of Justice

11 November 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) says it is developing a strategic plan for the period 2018-2023 with stakeholder engagement being a top priority. The CCJ, established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s... Read More

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Gonsalves defends cabinet re-shuffle

11 November 2017

KINGSTOWN – Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has defended the decision to re-shuffle of his near two-year old administration that resulted in his son, Camillo, being named as the new Minister of Finance. Gonsalves said that it was important for the new minister of... Read More

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Trinidad and Tobago hold talks with European Union on Cotonou agreement

11 November 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago Friday said it held “constructive” talks with a delegation from the European Union that focused on “bilateral, regional and international issues”. A brief statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, noted that... Read More

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LIAT flight disruptions due to industrial action  

10 November 2017

ST JOHN’S – LIAT regrets to advise the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA). This action has stemmed from the union’s disagreement with a company decision. The management of LIAT, this... Read More

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LIAT to increase flights to hurricane battered countries

10 November 2017

ST JOHN’S – the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, Friday announced that it would from next week increase its scheduled commercial flights into the territories affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria that ploughed through the Lesser Antilles in September causing... Read More

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Gonsalves announces Cabinet re-shuffle

10 November 2017

KINGSTOWN – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has announced a re-shuffle of his near two-year old administration with his son, Camillo, being named as the new Minister of Finance. The 45-year-old Gonslaves will take up the position that was held by his 71-year-old... Read More

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UWI St Augustine’s Milner Hall to be renamed

09 November 2017

On October 30, 2017, The Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) of The University of the West Indies (The UWI)—a body comprising all stakeholders, from governments to graduates—accepted a unanimous recommendation from the University’s senior executive management,... Read More

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