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Martelly steps down without successor in Haiti

08 February 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Michel Martelly stepped down as Haitian president on Sunday, leaving a deeply divided country in the hands of a disputed interim government, while the first day of Carnival celebrations was cancelled as violent protests erupted. The mood was grim... Read More

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Guyana Government closing two sugar factories

08 February 2016

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government Friday dismissed suggestions that all the workers at two financially strapped sugar estates would be made redundant accusing the Guyana Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) of deliberately misleading the workers on the issue. The Ministry... Read More

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VIDEO: Kiddies Carnival 2016 Trinidad and Tobago

07 February 2016

Children play ‘mas at Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

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Dice regains Dominica Calypso Monarch title

07 February 2016

ROSEAU – Seven time Calypso Monarch Denison “King Dice” Joseph, walked away with the crown once again after dethroning Gregory “Karessah” Riviere to capture the 2016 title in Carnival celebrations here. Joseph previously held the crown from 2004 to 2006, in 2008,... Read More

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St Kitts Chamber of Commerce working with Government in crime reduction

06 February 2016

BASSETERRE – Members from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC) and the Police High Command met with Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr Timothy Harris on Thursday at Government Headquarters to address the burning issue of crime. President... Read More

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Reduction in electricity bills for St Lucians

06 February 2016

CASTRIES – St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) announced Friday that its customers will see significant reductions in what they pay per unit of electricity. For bills going out this month, residential customers will pay 63.6 cents per kilowatt-hour for... Read More

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New highway creates more opportunities

06 February 2016

ST CATHERINE – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says new opportunities for economic growth and job creation will result from the opening of the Angels to Linstead leg of the North South Highway. The opportunities are to be provided through the “rapid expansion”... Read More

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Training for people in Fisheries sector

06 February 2016

CASTRIES – The Department of Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture has implemented several programs to aimed at improving the processes and products of the sector. In 2015, a Fishers Development Programme ensured that participants were trained and certified in... Read More

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Soca Monarch organisers bar pictures, video until Sunday

05 February 2016

ORGANISERS OF THE International Soca Monarch Competition have drawn the ire of fans after posting a notice prohibiting the sharing of images from tonight’s event. A post on their Facebook page states: "Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts (CPF),... Read More

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Super Lotto winner gets cheque

05 February 2016

PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten – Super Lotto winner Maria Almonte has claimed her prize of BDS $4.33 million and says she can do a lot of good with her winnings. Her first priority is to purchase a home – which she has wanted to do for a long time – as well as a vehicle.... Read More

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Haiti opposition rejects president's plan for interim government

03 February 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti's opposition on Tuesday rejected a proposal by outgoing President Michel Martelly to form a temporary government to organise elections, after a run-off presidential vote was cancelled last month amid violence and allegations of fraud. Martelly,... Read More

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Nearly 9000 cruise ship passengers visit St Kitts on Tuesday

03 February 2016

BASSETERRE —The tourism industry in St Kitts and Nevis continues to boom with three luxury cruise liners which docked at Port Zante on Tuesday, bringing with them close to 9000 visitors. According to an official at the St Kitts Tourism Authority, the Carnival Pride... Read More

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Officials in Guyana meet to discuss Zika

03 February 2016

GEORGETOWN – Ministers and other officials from the Ministry of Public Health along with officials from the Foreign Affairs Ministry met yesterday with regional and international stakeholders to discuss collaborative efforts to stave off the Zika Virus. Among... Read More

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PNP says Portia was not forced to call election

02 February 2016

KINGSTON – People’s National Party (PNP) election campaign spokesman Delano Franklyn yesterday rejected a claim by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness that party president and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was pressured into calling the general election. “We... Read More

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Park Hyatt St Kitts promises jobs, training and scholarship opportunities

01 February 2016

BASSETERRE – The management of the soon to be completed Park Hyatt, an ultra-luxury 5 star resort located at the South-east Peninsula in St Kitts, is promising the Government and people of St Kitts and Nevis that it will take its corporate social responsibility seriously... Read More

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Portia rings the bell for February 25 election

01 February 2016

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller last night dramatically summoned Jamaicans to cast their ballots for a new Government on February 25, the tenth anniversary of her ascension to the position of president of the People’s National Party (PNP). After a... Read More

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Tobago taking fight to mosquitoes

30 January 2016

SCARBOROUGH – Health Secretary Claudia Groome-Duke says Tobago has heightened its alert in light of the Zika virus. Groome-Duke told the Express yesterday that while she would not advise women against pregnancy, the Division of Health is implementing measures to... Read More

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LIAT removes fuel surcharges

28 January 2016

ST JOHN’S – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announced today the complete removal of fuel surcharges on all new tickets booked, effective 1st March 2016. Chief executive officer David Evans said oil is now trading at a 12-year low, ending a decade of high jet fuel costs,... Read More

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WTO head praises Jamaican Government

27 January 2016

KINGSTON – Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo, has lauded the strategies implemented by Government to facilitate trade and to ensure the ease of doing business in the country. “You cannot have successful trade policies... Read More

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St Kitts pursuing new diplomatic allies and visa-free access to more countries

26 January 2016

BASSETERRE – The Government of St Kitts and Nevis is preparing to tap further into diplomatic channels as it engages the Government of Canada to restore visa-free access for nationals traveling to the North American country. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable... Read More

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Surge of Americans tests limits of Cuba's tourism industry

26 January 2016

HAVANA – Cuba's tourism industry is under unprecedented strain and struggling to meet demand with record numbers of visitors arriving a year after detente with the United States renewed interest in the Caribbean island. Its tropical weather, rich musical traditions,... Read More

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