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Abu Bakr issues threat to security forces

By Admin 30.07.2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN:  The Government of Trinidad & Tobago has announced that it is prepared to deal with any threats to public safety after the leader of the Jamaat Al Muslimeen group, Yasin Abu Bakr, said he was not prepared to accept …

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PM seeks investigation into controversial program

By Admin 30.07.2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she has asked her Attorney General Anand Ramlogan to hand over copies of the audit of the controversial LifeSport program to the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Commissioner of Police “to investigate, detain …

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Farmers to receive compensation following closure of cocoa company

By Admin 30.07.2014

KINGSTOWN: The St. Vincent Cocoa Company, which recently announced that it is ending its operations in St. Vincent & the Grenadines in August, will compensate farmers in lieu of the two years notice stipulated in the agreement with the government. …

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Thousands march in protest against tax

By Admin 30.07.2014

BRIDGETOWN: Thousands of Barbadians took to the streets last week to protest the imposition of the Municipal Solid Waste Tax.   The march, led by Mia Mottley, leader of the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP), ended outside the office of …

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PM says Stuart welcome to join DLP

By Admin 30.07.2014

BRIDGETOWN: Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is not surprised by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur’s resignation from the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP).   Arthur handed in his letter of resignation with immediate effect last Friday to the Office of the …

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CNN anchor traces her Jamaican roots

CNN anchor traces her Jamaican roots
By Admin 23.07.2014

CNN anchor, MICHAELA PEREIRA, (right) and Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. WYKEHAM MCNEILL, review a copy of Jamaica Heritage in Pictures, which captures captivating images of Jamaica. Dr. McNeill presented the book, produced by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, …

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Injunction filed against LIAT dismissed

By Admin 23.07.2014

ST. JOHN’S: An application filed by the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) against regional airline LIAT for an injunction to freeze funds held in an escrow account in the LIAT Pension Fund at Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB) was dismissed …

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Group calls to remove Gonsalves as reparations spokesperson

By Admin 23.07.2014

WASHINGTON D.C.: CARICOM has been petitioned by a group calling itself “Concerned Vincentians at Home and Abroad” to remove St. Vincent & the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves as spokesperson on reparations.   “The purpose of the petition is …

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Barbados businesses, politicians call for more tax breaks

By Admin 23.07.2014

BRIDGETOWN: Although the government’s changes to the Municipal Solid Waste Tax have been welcomed by politicians and businesses, they are saying the amendments did not go far enough.   Last week, Cabinet decided to waive all payments of the Municipal …

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Carrier says maintenance issues caused flight delays

By Admin 23.07.2014

KINGSTON: The management of Fly Jamaica has broken its silence concerning two recent flight delays.   Director of Fly Jamaica, Roxanne Reece, says maintenance issues led to the delay of a Guyana to New York flight last weekend as well …

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