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PM: St Kitts has most robust citizenship-by-investment programme

22 April 2016

BASSETERRE – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris told listeners to his monthly press conference on Wednesday he is committed to ensuring that the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, which has the oldest citizenship-by-investment programme (CIP) dating back to 1984, also... Read More

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Fidel Castro talks about death at party congress

20 April 2016

HAVANA – Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro emerged from seclusion on Tuesday to muse about death and provide encouragement to his followers, in a rare speech at the closing of a Communist Party congress in Havana. “Soon I will be 90 years old,” he said. “Soon I will... Read More

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OECS Council of Ministers on Tourism to meet

20 April 2016

CASTRIES – The third OECS Council of Ministers meeting on Tourism matters will be convened under the theme: OECS Economic Union: Tourism, driving Growth and Development on Thursday in Antigua and Barbuda. Some key aspects to be discussed at this meeting include Facilitation... Read More

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Cuba's Castro keeps top job but leadership changes to come

19 April 2016

HAVANA – President Raul Castro will serve a second term as head of Cuba's Communist Party as the island's aging leaders see out a final period in power, amid economic reform and detente with the United States. The Communist Party, which announced the result of internal... Read More

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CARICOM Reparations Relay launched in Barbados

19 April 2016

BARBADOS – The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) has launched an International Reparations Relay & Rally Initiative in Barbados that in coming months will take a reparations baton and reparations torch from one CARICOM country to the other. The baton and torch... Read More

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Castro warns Cubans about US tactics

16 April 2016

HAVANA – President Raul Castro warned Cubans on Saturday that the United States was determined to end Cuba’s socialist revolution despite restoring relations and a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, saying one-party Communism was essential to defend the system. ... Read More

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Watercade takes message of conservation on the road

16 April 2016

BASSETERRE – Members of the Water Services Department (WSD) made their way around St Kitts on Friday tooting vehicle horns and promoting awareness for the sustainable use of water in what was dubbed a “Watercade.” The event, which climaxed activities for the extended... Read More

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New Jamaica government slashes budget

16 April 2016

KINGSTON – The Government is projecting to spend $579.93 billion for the 2016/17 fiscal year. This amount is 28 per cent less than the $808 billion Revised budget for financial year 2015/16. Details of the projections are contained in the Estimates of Expenditure,... Read More

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St Kitts government considers deepening relationship with CPL by signing MOU

15 April 2016

BASSETERRE – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Sport, Shawn Richards, has revealed that the Government of St Kitts and Nevis is reviewing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) that would further strengthen the partnership that... Read More

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Holness asks for more time to release integrity report

14 April 2016

ALMOST two weeks after the March 31 deadline for parliamentarians to release their annual integrity report, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asked the Integrity Commission of Parliament for more time to release his. It was not clear yesterday how many parliamentarians... Read More

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LIAT accepts resignation of CEO

13 April 2016

ST JOHN’S – It’s official. David Evans is no longer Chief Executive Officer of regional airline LIAT. In a short statement, LIAT says the Board of Directors accepted Evans’ resignation today. Julie Reifer-Jones, Director Finance and ICT, has been appointed... Read More

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Guyana trying to make doing business easier

13 April 2016

GEORGETOWN – The Ministry of Business has invited a team from the World Bank to provide advice on improving the local business environment. The World Bank team is visiting Guyana from Monday through Thursday and will have several meetings with both government agencies... Read More

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LIAT CEO quits

12 April 2016

ST JOHN’S – The board of directors of the regional airline, LIAT, has not accepted the resignation of the airline’s chief executive officer, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said. David Evans, who joined the airline in 2014, had on Monday tendered his resignation,... Read More

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Move to address water woes in St Kitts

12 April 2016

BASSETERRE – Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian Patches Liburd recently stated that his Ministry along with the Ministry of Finance is doing all in its power to help citizens weather out the drought. The minister stated that Mansion residents, including those... Read More

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Guyana repairing roads for 50th anniversary

12 April 2016

GEORGETOWN – The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is throwing in its lot in the collective effort by state agencies to ensure a spruced-up country in time for the 50th Independence anniversary celebrations. Thomas Lands and Woolford Avenue were recently repaved,... Read More

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PM says no same-sex marriage in The Bahamas

11 April 2016

NASSAU – Prime Minister Perry Christie says the proposed referendum to amend the constitution will not allow for same sex marriages to become legal in the Bahamas. Christie launched the YES Bahamas Campaign “Equal Rights for our Sons and Daughters” on Sunday, telling... Read More

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Champion Guyanese cricketers honoured

10 April 2016

GEORGETOWN – Guyanese players from the West Indies Under-19 and WI Women World T20 champions came in for high praises recently. The contribution of three young men and two young women were recognised by several ministries and organisations at a simple ceremony... Read More

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LIAT: Passports needed for US travel

10 April 2016

ST JOHN’S – Effective April 1, 2016, the United States Department of Homeland Security requires that all travellers entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) must have an e-Passport. This includes travel to the following US territories of Puerto... Read More

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Caribbean Fisheries Forum to discuss challenges

07 April 2016

BELIZE CITY – Fisheries experts from across the Caribbean region are traveling to Guyana this week for the 14th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, the primary technical deliberative body of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). The Forum will... Read More

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Minister urges players, WICB to find common ground

07 April 2016

KINGSTON – Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has urged the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and players to find a common ground on which trust and confidence can be built in order for the West Indies team to return to the pinnacle of world cricket. Speaking... Read More

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Guyana developing Tourism Policy

06 April 2016

GEORGETOWN – The draft National Tourism Policy (NTP), which is being perused by the relevant stakeholders, will become a public document soon. Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Donald Sinclair said as soon as the responses are received from all the stakeholders,... Read More

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