Change public sector mentality

23 November 2015

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Minister of State Wendy Phipps is calling for a change in the public sector workforce ethics that is based on productivity and meritocracy rather than one of entitlement. Speaking on the radio programme Working For You this week, the minister,... Read More


LIAT launches new service from Barbados to Trinidad

23 November 2015

ST JOHN’S – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, will launch a new service from Barbados to Trinidad early next year. Starting January 18, LIAT will fly nonstop daily from the Grantley Adams International Airport to Piarco International Airport. The flight will depart Barbados... Read More


Residents of St Kitts to get duty free allowances come December

18 November 2015

BASSETERRE – Residents of St Kitts and Nevis, specifically non-commercial importers and travellers, will receive duty free allowances on food stuff and non-commercial imports. This was revealed by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris during a statement in National Assembly... Read More


Blue Mountain coffee gets boost on the Travel Channel

15 November 2015

KINGSTON – Uncommon Grounds, a show on the US-based Travel Channel has shown viewers how to spot fake Jamaica Blue Mountain (JBM) coffee, to the delight of local stakeholders. US coffee drinkers are trending towards cheaper uber coffees while distrusting the value... Read More


St Kitts government committed to safety and security in schools

15 November 2015

BASSETERRE – The Government of National Unity is committed to the safety and security of the Federation’s high schools. Speaking at a symposium on the Sustainable Human Development and the Citizen Security Agenda: Defining Priority Actions in Barbados and the Eastern... Read More


Government ministers welcome the Norwegian Getaway to St Kitts

10 November 2015

BASSETERRE – Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris, and Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian "Patches" Liburd joined their Cabinet colleagues in welcoming the MS Norwegian Getaway cruise ship on its inaugural visit to the shores of St Kitts on Sunday.... Read More


Red Cross raises $129 000 for Dominica

10 November 2015

THE BARBADOS RED CROSS says its Dominica storm relief appeal has raised nearly $130 000. In a release over the weekend, director general Edmond Bradshaw said the money – $129 500 – would be combined with that raised by the International Federation of the Red Cross,... Read More


Guyana's sugar workers urged to continue with crop

08 November 2015

GEORGETOWN – Officials of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) are optimistic that the set target of 227 000 tonnes of sugar for 2015 can be realised, barring no more interruptions as the company is 30 000 tonnes away from that total. During a panel discussion... Read More


St Kitts won’t stop importation of cars

07 November 2015

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris has dismissed rumours that his Government will stop nationals from importing vehicles into the Federation. Responding to a question posed by reporter at his monthly press conference on... Read More


Nevis will get ‘fair share’ in budget

06 November 2015

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister Vance Amory, is confident that Nevis will receive a fair share of allocated funds in the 2016 Budget. In an interview, the Minister of Nevis Affairs, said while he has served as a member of the Federal Parliament... Read More


CTO launches UK and European Travel Industry Trends & Insight Report

06 November 2015

LONDON – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) today launched its UK and European Travel Industry Trends & Insight Report 2015, produced in conjunction with the travel trade publication TTG. For the second year running the CTO has produced this report to give... Read More


Ruling party candidate leads presidential election runoff in Haiti

05 November 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Ruling party candidate Jovenel Moïse led voting in Haiti's October 25 presidential election with 32 per cent, followed by former government executive Jude Célestin with 25 per cent, according to official results announced on Thursday. A runoff for... Read More


Global tourism vital for fostering growth and development in St Kitts and Nevis

05 November 2015

BASSETERRE – Global tourism is a major economic driver aimed at fostering growth and development in St Kitts and Nevis, says Carlene Henry-Morton, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism. Speaking during a Yachting Development Forum held at the Ocean Terrace... Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: Politics and leading women

04 November 2015

FOR THE first time in any year since the dawn of political independence in the Caribbean region in the 1960s, a trio of leading women politicians – all current parliamentarians – find themselves on the defensive for differing political/personal reasons and circumstances.... Read More


Quake recorded on Dominica’s Independence Day

03 November 2015

AN EARTH TREMOR was recorded in Dominica this afternoon as the country was in the midst of Independence Day celebrations. Around 1:32 p.m., the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies recorded a 4.9 magnitude earthquake just 13 kilometres northeast... Read More


LIAT congratulates Dominica on Independence Day

03 November 2015

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Board of Directors, management and staff of LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, extend warm congratulations to the Government and people of Dominica on the attainment of 37 years of nationhood. Dominica gained independence on November 03, 1978.... Read More


PNP blasts Holness

03 November 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The governing People’s National Party (PNP) described as “baseless” an assertion by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness that the only way for Jamaicans to be safe from crime was to vote JLP. A news release from the PNP on Monday described Holness’... Read More


Holness says murders more rampant under PNP

02 November 2015

HOPEWELL, Hanover — As the country's murder rate continues to climb, Jamaica Labour Party(JLP) leader Andrew Holness has warned that if the People's National Party (PNP) remains in power, the island's crime problem could worsen. "If you keep the PNP in power, the... Read More


CDB helps Belize water sector tackle climate change impacts

27 October 2015

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a technical assistance grant to Belize to help make the country’s water sector less vulnerable to climate change impacts. “Investing in the water sector is critical to the economic and social... Read More


Jamaica gov’t awards third ganja research licence

26 October 2015

KINGSTON – Canadian nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), which has operations in Jamaica, is the first private entity to be granted a ganja research licence by the Government. The licence is the third to be issued, following... Read More


Lendl Simmons ordered to pay TT$150 000 in revenge porn case

26 October 2015

THE TRINIDAD EXPRESS is reporting that West Indies Cricketer Lendl Simmons has been ordered to pay TT$150 000 in compensation for leaking sexually explicit photographs of Therese Ho, an account executive with whom he had an extra martial affair. The ruling was handed... Read More




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