Caribbean

PM Browne forges closer ties with Qatar, urges relief for Haiti

Qatar PM Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani greets A&B PM Gaston Browne.
By Admin 12.10.2016

DOHA: Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, has urged the Government of Qatar to provide assistance in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Browne travelled to Doha, Qatar last week to meet with the …

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Antigua & Barbuda solidifies relations with UAE

By Admin 12.10.2016

ABU DHABI: Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, has met with the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, further solidifying relations with the two nations. The two …

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New Zealand gift captivates students’ interest

LATOYA JEFFERS
By Admin 12.10.2016

CHARLESTOWN: Principal of the Charlestown Primary School (CPS), Latoya Jeffers, says the recent gift of a shade house to the school from the people and Government of New Zealand is generating interest among students who are showing a willingness to …

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Economy poised to be amongst best in region, says PM

St. Kitts & Nevis PM Dr. TIMOTHY HARRIS
By Admin 05.10.2016

BASSETERRE: Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis and Minister of Finance, Dr. Timothy Harris, says that despite the dual-island nation’s relatively small size compared to other countries, it is poised to be among the best performing economies in the …

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Tax collection practices ‘conducive to economic growth’

Nevis Premier VANCE AMORY
By Admin 28.09.2016

CHARLESTOWN: Colin Dore, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says the implementation of stronger tax collection practices in recent years remains a key revenue generating factor for the administration as it seeks to …

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Tourism Minister names new National Cruise Council

Minister EDMUND BARTLETT
By Admin 28.09.2016

MONTEGO BAY: As part of efforts to increase visitor arrivals, the National Cruise Council (NCC) has been resuscitated in the Ministry of Tourism with a mandate “to guide and grow the local cruise economy in a steady and sustainable manner …

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CARICOM strengthens hand to address de-risking by banks

Antigua & Barbuda PM GASTON BROWNE
By Admin 21.09.2016

ST. JOHN’S: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has strengthened its partnerships within the region in order to intensify its efforts to address the withdrawal of correspondent banking services from some regional institutions. Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, who is …

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Funding to LIAT suspended until service improves

Grenadines PM Dr. Ralph Gonsalves
By Admin 21.09.2016

KINGSTOWN: St. Vincent & the Grenadines, one of LIAT’s significant shareholders, will not provide funding to the carrier until its service to the island has improved. St. Vincent & the Grenadines government officials made its position clear following a meeting …

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Guyana to develop onshore oil and gas facility

By Admin 14.09.2016

GEORGETOWN: The Government of Guyana plans to establish an onshore oil and gas facility as it seeks to fully optimize opportunities in petroleum exploration and production. The Ministry of Natural Resources, working in conjunction with the Ministries of Public Infrastructure …

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US$900 hotel project to begin next year

Minister EDMUND BARTLETT
By Admin 14.09.2016

KINGSTON: Mexico-based Karisma Hotels and Resorts has confirmed that the groundbreaking for its US$900 million hotel development in Jamaica will begin in early 2017. Karisma plans to build 10 hotels over a 10-year span with a total of 5,000 rooms. …

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