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St Kitts-Nevis opposition questions legal capacity of PM

St Kitts-Nevis opposition questions legal capacity of PM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The federal opposition in St Kitts and Nevis is considering seeking advice over whether agreements signed by the prime minister since the submission of a motion of no confidence are legally binding, says former deputy prime minister Sam Condor.

British government refutes Turks and Caicos economic citizenship claim

Turks & Caicos Islands

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Britain’s Home Office has refuted a claim by promoters of a resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) that investors are eligible to apply for a British Overseas Territory Citizen passport, thereby enabling the holder to reside in the UK.

Journalist held for past ten days in Cuba, charged with 'terrorism'


PARIS, France -- Press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders has condemned the detention in Cuba of independent journalist Juliet Michelena Díaz since 7 April, three days after she wrote a by-lined report for the Miami-based independent news platform Cubanet.

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Young people in the Caribbean urged to take up reparations struggle


Young people in the Caribbean urged to take up reparations struggle KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission, Professor Hilary Beckles, has charged young people across the Caribbean to take up the reparations struggle and carry on the conversation until the region has received justice.

Barbados PM welcomes talks between Venezuela government and opposition


Barbados PM welcomes talks between Venezuela government and opposition BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described the recent talks between Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and the representatives of opposition parties in that country as “a very healthy development”. Stuart expressed this view last Friday during discussions with...

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Coming soon: The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean


ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will formally open the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus, on May 6, 2014. The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean...

Green Consortium advocates for a greener Grenada


ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Green Consortium, a group of St George’s University students, faculty and staff dedicated to environmental sustainability, is partnering with about 14 local entities including homes, churches, supermarkets, vendors, and institutions to assist...


New Cayman Islands health facility admits first patient

Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Health City Cayman Islands has admitted its first patient who underwent a cardiac procedure on Tuesday. The patient, who resides locally in the Cayman Islands, had the procedure performed by Dr Ravi Kishore, the chief interventional cardiologist.

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EarthTalk: Public transportation on the upswing


EarthTalk: Public transportation on the upswing Transit ridership is indeed at its highest level in the US in 57 years. According to data collected by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013 -- the highest number since the 1950s when far fewer of us owned our own cars.


Commentary: My Good Friday Sermon


Commentary: My Good Friday Sermon One of the things I found most dispiriting about growing up the son of a preacher man was having to listen to the same sermon over and over again, knowing full well that my Daddy expected me to be moved by the Holy Spirit anew each time. In fact, only the wife of a vainglorious politician could possibly...

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Commentary: The US - Caribbean's friend or unintentional foe?


Commentary: The US - Caribbean's friend or unintentional foe? In what has to rate as one of the most insensitive and outrageous demands on a Caribbean country, US government representatives have told The Bahamas government that it must drop “all duties” on US products entering the country as a condition of being admitted to membership of the WTO.

Island Journal

Commentary: Why Honduras's drug problem is going to get worse


Honduras’s efforts to combat drug trafficking suffered a blow this month when the US announced it would no longer share radar data with the Central American country. This is due to a controversial decision passed by the Honduran government to shoot down aircraft that are...

Net News Archives

Letter: Countries like St Lucia and St Vincent were bribed by Russia for very small change


We know that Russia bribed Latin America and they also bribed for very small change Caribbean countries such as Saint Lucia and St Vincent. ALBA and all the non-aligned countries were either bribed or threatened, depending on their dependence on Russia for oil, gas or arms.

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Letter: Gonsalves eminently unsuitable to lead reparations


Given the total disregard for the suffering and humiliation of people of African descent under the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and led by Dr. The Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves, we are disturbed that he is able to promote himself...

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