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IDB and CDB to fund Sustainable Energy Facility for the Eastern Caribbean

IDB and CDB to fund Sustainable Energy Facility for the Eastern Caribbean


THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY Facility for the Eastern Caribbean - a US$71.5 million loan and grant package approved by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank - was signed yesterday by presidents Alberto Moreno of the IDB and...

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St Kitts government reviewing the number of concessions given to hotel developments

St Kitts government reviewing the number of concessions given to hotel developments


BASSETERRE – Government is in the process of reviewing the number of concessions given to hotel developments in St Kitts and Nevis.“At the end of the day we want development but we also want to make sure that our people are not short-changed,” Minist...

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Guyana’s debt remains sustainable, says report

Guyana’s debt remains sustainable, says report


GEORGETOWN – As of June 30, 2015, Guyana’s total public debt amounted to US$1.6 billion of which external debt quantified US$1.2 billion, and domestic debt, US$0.4 billion.This is a according to the Mid-Year Report 2015 compiled by the Ministry of Fi...

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Dominica to boost production of root crops, vegetables

Dominica to boost production of root crops, vegetables


ROSEAU – The Ministry of Agriculture says root crops and vegetables are sleeping commercial giants.In a presentation to agriculture stakeholders recently, agriculture official, Felix Leslie advised producers not to underestimate the commercial value ...

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New policies to minimise tourist harassment in St Kitts

New policies to minimise tourist harassment in St Kitts


BASSETERRE – The Government of St Kitts and Nevis is implementing policy changes at Port Zante in an effort to deal with tourist harassment and protect the cruise tourism industry.Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant disclosed that some cruise lines are...

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Former homeless man now doing degree at Caribbean Maritime Institute

Former homeless man now doing degree at Caribbean Maritime Institute


KINGSTON – Being homeless on the streets of downtown Kingston has to be one's worst nightmare.In such circumstances, the last place you're hopeful of finding solace and an avenue to launching your dream career is at a night shelter.At the Kingston &a...

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St Kitts PM declares support for reparations call

St Kitts PM declares support for reparations call


BASSETERRE - Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, has declared his government's unwavering support for the call for reparations for atrocities of slavery.Responding to a question from a journalist at his monthly press conference o...

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More Jamaican produce to be exported to US

More Jamaican produce to be exported to US


ST JAMES, Jamaica – More Jamaican agricultural products could soon be available on the shelves of major supermarkets and grocery stores in the United States (US).In making the disclosure, US Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis Moreno said the process to faci...

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Police have suspect in Hanover slayings

Police have suspect in Hanover slayings


 CAMPBELLTON, Hanover — The police have in their custody one of the prime suspects fingered in Thursday night’s bloodbath in this rural community, where ten members of a family were shot, six fatally, by gunmen who sprayed bullets on their five-bedro...

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Heineken increases share in Red Stripe

Heineken increases share in Red Stripe


KINGSTON – Heineken International has acquired an additional 1.6 billion shares in Diageo, parent company of Desnoes and Geddes Limited (D&G), increasing its ownership in the company to 73.32 per cent.British beverage group Diageo PLC was the lar...