Caribbean

Nevisians still recognize importance of Christmas, says Amory

Nevis Premier VANCE AMORY
By Admin 09.12.2015

CHARLESTOWN: Nevisians still recognize the tradition and importance of Christmas, according to Premier Vance Amory. During the Department of Social Development’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Charlestown last week, Amory said the story of Christmas is an expression of …

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Jamaica’s tourism sector experiencing growth, says Minister

Minister Dr. WYKEHAM McNEILL
By Admin 09.12.2015

KINGSTON: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has announced that the nation’s tourism sector is experiencing significant growth, with 2,500 new rooms either under construction, being renovated, or to come on stream by the end of the …

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Central Bank Governor criticized for disclosing information

Central Bank Governor JWALLA RAMBARRAN
By Admin 09.12.2015

PORT-OF-SPAIN: Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran is facing criticism by the government and the private sector for disclosures he made last week, including that the twin-island republic is officially in a recession. Finance Minister Colm Imbert has criticized Rambarran as …

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Dominica native is new Commonwealth Secretary-General

Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness PATRICIA SCOTLAND
By Admin 02.12.2015

VALLETTA: After Dominica resisted pressure to withdraw her name from the Commonwealth Secretary-General race, Baroness Patricia Scotland has been voted into the position. She was unveiled as the Commonwealth Secretary-General Designate last Friday at the Commonwealth summit in Valletta, Malta, …

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Dominica moves to increase taxes on sweets and alcohol

Dominica PM ROOSEVELT SKERRIT
By Admin 02.12.2015

ROSEAU: The Roosevelt Skerrit administration is making changes to Excise Tax legislation that will increase taxes on sweets, chocolates and carbonated beverages. The Excise Tax Amendment Bill, presented before Parliament last week, calls for a tax rate of 10 per …

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St. Lucia launches projects to ease water shortage

By Admin 02.12.2015

CASTRIES: Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) launched two projects last week that will improve water access for more than 100,000 residents who live in some of the most underserved areas of the country. The launch of the John …

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Interim cabinet takes over governance of St. Maarten

St. Maarten Prime Minister WILLIAM MARLIN
By Admin 25.11.2015

PHILIPSBURG: An interim cabinet led by Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs, William Marlin, has taken over governance of St. Maarten following the September 30 no-confidence vote in the former administration. In his address delivered during the swearing in …

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Elections to resume next year following two-decade break

Minister RONALD BULKAN
By Admin 25.11.2015

GEORGETOWN: Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, has announced that Local government elections will be held on March 18 next year, ending a 21-year hiatus. Bulkan said the entire local government system is in dire need of democratic renewal. “We will …

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Jamaica records best-ever September for visitor arrivals

Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Athelstan Bellamy, Mike Fennell and Miss Jamaica Universe 2015 Sharlene Rädlein.
By Admin 25.11.2015

KINGSTON: Jamaica has recorded its best-ever September for stop over arrivals, up 7.0 per cent (114,280 arrivals) when compared to September 2014. The positive news was announced by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, who was the guest …

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Opposition party expels sitting Member of Parliament

Barbados Opposition Leader MIA MOTTLEY
By Admin 25.11.2015

BRIDGETOWN: The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has expelled one of its members, a sitting Member of Parliament, over what it says was inappropriate conduct and her failure to be a team player. At a press conference last Sunday, Opposition …

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