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Sandals seeks to clear air regarding withholding taxes

17 September 2018

CASTRIES – Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which has hotel properties in several Caribbean countries, Monday, said it had taken note of “sustained efforts” by parties including an opposition political party, to try and tarnish its reputation. SRI said that these... Read More

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ECCB to introduce new dollar bills

17 September 2018

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) says it will be introducing new dollar bills next year. ECCB Deputy Governor, Trevor Brathwiate, speaking on WINN FM radio here said that the difference between the current and new notes is the... Read More

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Earthquake rocks Corporate Area and neighbouring parish

16 September 2018

KINGSTON – Sections of the Corporate Area and the neighbouring parish of St Catherine were rocked by an earthquake on Sunday afternoon. According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), it had not received reports of damage. Read More

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Jamaica to establish mental health/suicide hotline

16 September 2018

KINGSTON – A mental health/suicide helpline is to be established by the Ministry of Health, in partnership with the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Choose Life International (CLI), to provide support to persons in need of assistance. According to Health Minister... Read More

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Naturalised St Vincent citizen first to be convicted under FATCA law

14 September 2018

NEW YORK – A St Vincent and the Grenadines naturalised citizen, Adrian Baron, has become the first person to be convicted for failing to comply with Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) of the United States. Baron is a former chief business officer and former... Read More

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St Lucia opposition to file motion of no confidence

13 September 2018

CASTRIES – The leader of the main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Phillip J. Pierre says he will file a motion of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. “We are preparing the motion and we are going to be sending it to the Speaker... Read More

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Dominica declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches

13 September 2018

ROSEAU – A State of Emergency has been declared in Dominica as the island braces for the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac on Thursday. On Wednesday, National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore announced that a state of emergency would be declared from midnight Wednesday... Read More

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Antigua parliament gives nod to CCJ legislation

12 September 2018

ST JOHN’S − The Antigua and Barbuda Parliament Tuesday night gave the nod to the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) becoming the island’s final court as the government made an impassioned plea to replace the London-based Privy Council and assert the country’s... Read More

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St Lucian academic named judge of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

11 September 2018

BASSETERRE – Professor Eddy Ventose, the St Lucian-born academic, who featured prominently in a legal battle to ensure that his name was included on the voters list for the May 24 general election in Barbados, has been sworn in as a High Court judge of the Eastern Caribbean... Read More

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Citizens protest policies of St Lucia government

10 September 2018

CASTRIES – Thousands of St Lucians took to the streets on Sunday to protest the policies of the Allen Chastanet government calling on him to call fresh general elections on the island. Read More

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Trinidad rattled by earthquake

10 September 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled Trinidad late Sunday night but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. The Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that... Read More

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US Embassy announces interview waiver process for qualifying visa renewals in St Lucia

09 September 2018

As part of the United States Government’s continuing efforts to improve customer service and streamline the visa process, the US Embassy is pleased to announce the implementation of visa interview waivers in Saint Lucia for qualified applicants wishing to renew their... Read More

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Family of student arrested in US on trying to steal plane speaks out

09 September 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The former principal of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Clement Sankat says the focus of his family now is to provide “all the legal, mental, emotional and parental support possible” to his 22-year-old son... Read More

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Florence still a threat to Bermuda, say forecasters

08 September 2018

HAMILTON – Tropical Storm Florence, which is forecast to regain hurricane strength by the end of the weekend, has been upgraded to a potential threat to Bermuda after more than two inches of rain fell on the island on Friday. The Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) said... Read More

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UN says Dominica is on the climate-change front-line

07 September 2018

The United Nations says Dominica is on the climate-change front-line a year after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island. In the second part of a special report marking the one-year anniversary of hurricanes Irma and Maria hitting the Caribbean, the UN looked... Read More

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New government named in Haiti

06 September 2018

PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti has unveiled a new government, two months after prime minister Jack Guy Lafontant, resigned following days of violent protests against fuel price rises. The unrest started after the government unveiled a proposal to remove fuel subsidies. At... Read More

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Belize City under state of emergency

06 September 2018

BELMOPAN, Belize – The Belize government has announced a state of emergency (SOE) in the south side of Belize City as it seeks to deal with the escalation of gun violence in the area that left at least six people dead over the last weekend. Read More

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Florence intensifies to a Category 3 hurricane as it drifts towards Bermuda

05 September 2018

HAMILTON – Bermudians were upgrading their storm supply kits as Hurricane Florence intensified on Wednesday to a powerful Category 3 storm packing maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (mph) as it continued to drift towards the British Overseas Territory. Read More

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Judge pleads not guilty to DUI charge

05 September 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – High Court judge, Kevin Ramcharan will re-appear in court on October 18 after he pleaded not guilty to driving under influence three months ago. Justice Ramcharan appeared before Magistrate Duane Murray in the Port of Spain Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday... Read More

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Four earthquake affected schools to remain closed

03 September 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Ministry of Education has deemed four primary schools unfit due to post-earthquake damage and as a result, they will remain closed on Monday – the start of the new school year. During a press conference on Saturday, Minister of Education Anthony... Read More

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New York police increase security for Caribbean J’Ouvert

02 September 2018

NEW YORK – The New York Police Department (NYPD) says it is heightening security for this year’s Caribbean J’Ouvert celebration in Brooklyn, saying that it is still concerned about violence that had rocked the event in past years. The Caribbean celebration will... Read More

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