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New LIAT CEO takes office

New LIAT CEO takes office

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The newly appointed CEO of LIAT arrived from the United Kingdom on Sunday with a promise to listen to staff to determine how to improve the regional carrier. “The years I have spent in the airline business have taught me that there is no monopoly of wisdom...

St Lucians cautioned over new foreign investment proposals

St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) has cautioned the people of Saint Lucia over the government’s latest proposals aimed at wooing foreign investors, presented in the Tourism Stimulus and Investment Bill in the House of Assembly last Tuesday pending tangible proof...

US-Bahamas FATCA agreement now in effect


NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas will now be treated as having "an agreement in effect" under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) by the United States' Treasury Department, after negotiations were concluded with the US Treasury and Cabinet approved the deal.

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Trinidad and Tobago's sovereign credit rating reaffirmed

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago's sovereign credit rating reaffirmed PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- On Sunday, finance and economy minister, Larry Howai, confirmed that Moody's Investors Services has reaffirmed Trinidad and Tobago’s Baa1 (medium grade/moderate credit risk) sovereign credit rating based on relatively high income levels, driven by the country’s...

US fines Dutch travel agency for breach of Cuba embargo


HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The US Treasury Department has imposed a $5.9 million fine on the Dutch CWT BV travel agency for engaging in commercial relations with Cuba. The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) penalised the Dutch company for having promoted business trips...

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Privy Council says Bahamas wiretap law is constitutional


NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Privy Council in London has upheld the constitutionality of the Listening Devices Act, the legislation that oversees The Bahamas’ wiretaps laws. However, the country’s final appellate court directed a magistrate to determine whether those wiretaps...

Market-determined exchange rate to continue, says Jamaican finance minister


Market-determined exchange rate to continue, says Jamaican finance minister KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of finance and planning, Dr Peter Phillips, says Jamaica will continue to use a market determined exchange rate. “The Bank of Jamaica remains prepared to intervene in this market in order to reduce and eliminate those who would want to speculate...


Caribbean and Central American countries team up for catastrophe risk coverage


Caribbean and Central American countries team up for catastrophe risk coverage WASHINGTON, USA (World Bank) -- When the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility’s (CCRIF) was the first institution able to mobilize emergency funds within the first two weeks of the disaster to respond to the immediate needs of the government.

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Jamaica hosts global environment facility workshop


Jamaica hosts global environment facility workshop KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Caribbean Sea, home to a vibrant ecosystem benefitting fisherfolk, the tourism industry and the region’s people alike is currently threatened. Over harvesting of fisheries, climate change and pollution from sewage, agricultural runoff and industrial effluent has led to 75% of...


Caribbean fisheries managers focus on innovation and cooperation at meeting in Dominica


BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) -- In the face of new and emerging challenges such as climate change adaptation and disaster risk management, and food and nutrition insecurity, Caribbean countries are strengthening collaborative effort which they hope would maximize their initiatives...

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Grants support forest-based businesses in Trinidad, St Vincent and Jamaica


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has awarded three grants of US$5,000 to improve rural livelihoods through strengthening community businesses based on the sustainable use of forests. Grants have been awarded to the...

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Montserrat implements national spectrum plan system


Montserrat implements national spectrum plan system BRADES, Montserrat – The Montserrat Info-Communications Authority (MICA) has completed the implementation of its new enterprise software system designed to manage the island's national spectrum plan. MICA is the local authority responsible for managing all of Montserrat's telecommunications...

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Destination-specific travel health services now available to globe-trotting Americans


DEERFIELD, USA -- Further expanding the scope of convenient, preventive health care services provided by its community pharmacists, Walgreens is now offering expanded travel health services, including immunizations and consultations for customers 18 years and older.

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Tropic Ocean Airways operates first international night flight from Bimini to Fort Lauderdale


Tropic Ocean Airways operates first international night flight from Bimini to Fort Lauderdale BIMINI, Bahamas -- Tropic Ocean Airways, the Fort Lauderdale and Miami based seaplane airline owned and operated by a US Navy Topgun fighter pilot, performed another first on April 3 by departing Bimini for the first international night flight in the island’s history. Known for returning commercial seaplane service to...

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Commentary: Law and Politics: The IMF deal is now signed


Commentary: Law and Politics: The IMF deal is now signed The structural adjustment program (SAP) that the IMF laid down as a pre-condition before the government can gain access to the US$21-plus millions has now been signed by the PM in the USA so we are now waiting on the funds coming into the treasury to aid our financial crisis. As for the other $79 million...

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Commentary: Saint Lucia's UN vote on Crimea may have done us more harm


Commentary: Saint Lucia's UN vote on Crimea may have done us more harm With The Bahamas recently taking the lead among Caribbean nations by standing tall with the United States on the Ukrainian/Russian crisis, thus affirming its traditional relationship on an issue that is so critical to respecting the territorial integrity of other nations, I also commend the forthright yet...


Commentary: Don't be fooled...


Commentary: Don't be fooled... With the failure of the Jack Warner 'one man/con man show' the ILP, the voters in Trinidad and Tobago need to be quite clear that they are not hoodwinked. The PNM, desperate to hide its sins and those of its leader, are working around the clock to bring the government into disrepute.


Open letter: Violations of Garifuna human rights in Honduras


We the signatories below and organizing members of the Garifuna Nation in conjunction with United Garifuna Association Inc., respectfully write to you to make you aware of the grave situation faced the Garifuna people in Honduras during the last twenty years.



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