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Stem cell research facility in St Kitts may prompt ethical debate

Stem cell research facility in St Kitts may prompt ethical debate

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Plans to establish a stem cell research and treatment facility in St Kitts may raise the controversial ethical debate on the subject of stem cell research. Stem cells come from two main sources: embryos formed during the early development phase...

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Still no decision on management contract for Bahamas power company

Bahamas

Still no decision on management contract for Bahamas power company NASSAU, Bahamas -- Despite a conflicting message and confused timelines while critical decisions at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) languish, and despite Prime Minister Perry Christie’s assurance that he would “move rapidly for a conclusion” on the decisions, up to Tuesday the Christie...

Dutch Labour Party calls for integrity committee for Curacao, St Maarten and Aruba

Curacao

Dutch Labour Party calls for integrity committee for Curacao, St Maarten and Aruba WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) wants to set up a Kingdom Committee for the promotion of integrity in Curacao, St Maarten and Aruba. The committee would have the same functions as the Committee for Financial Supervision (CFT), but for the integrity of government.

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Antigua-Barbuda acquires majority ownership of West Indies Oil Company

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua-Barbuda acquires majority ownership of West Indies Oil Company ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Prime Minister Gaston Browne was due on Wednesday to create an historic moment for the government and people of Antigua and Barbuda when he signs off on an agreement to give the government and country majority ownership of the local petroleum company...

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Defamation claims by former St Kitts-Nevis PM rejected

St Kitts & Nevis

Defamation claims by former St Kitts-Nevis PM rejected BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- At least two people who were threatened with defamation lawsuits by former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas have rejected his accusations. Lawyers for Douglas had written to the individuals demanding from each an apology, a retraction, $300,000 in damages and...

Bahamas government to consider bailout for local CLICO entity

Bahamas

Bahamas government to consider bailout for local CLICO entity NASSAU, Bahamas -- The liquidator of CLICO (Bahamas) has recommended a resolution to that saga, and Guardian Business understands that the model recommended by liquidator Craig Gomez, of Baker, Tilly, Gomez, is one that Bahamians would recognize: a bailout vehicle in the style of...

Caribbean governments called on to devote one percent of GDP to science and technology

Technology

Caribbean governments called on to devote one percent of GDP to science and technology ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Caribbean governments must devote at least one percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) to science and technology for the region to make significant progress in this area. This was one of the recommendations coming out of the second high level...

Republic Bank to acquire RBC Royal Bank Suriname

Suriname

Republic Bank to acquire RBC Royal Bank Suriname PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Republic Bank Limited (RBL) has announced plans to acquire RBC Royal Bank (Suriname) NV from RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited, through the purchase of Royal Overseas Holdings (St Lucia) Limited, at an estimated cost of US$39.8 million.

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Caribbean urged to reverse decline in aquaculture at Grenada meeting

Grenada

Caribbean urged to reverse decline in aquaculture at Grenada meeting ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CRFM) -- Fisheries officials who spoke at the 13th meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, held in St George’s, Grenada, earlier this week, highlighted the need for collective action by the 17 member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).

Villa Isis

Martinique to welcome a record 22 new cruise ships in 2015-2016

Martinique

Martinique to welcome a record 22 new cruise ships in 2015-2016 FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique -- The Martinique Tourism Authority is projecting another strong cruise season in 2015-2016, with a record 22 ships slated to make their first-ever port calls in the Isle of Flowers between October 26, 2015 and August 31, 2016. The 22 ships represent some of the...

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Commentary: The IMF came to town and they left! (audio)

Opinion

Commentary: The IMF came to town and they left! (audio) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visited The Bahamas from March 9–20 to conduct discussions for the 2015 Article IV consultations. Their press release stated several key factors about the current state of the Bahamian economy. Organizations like the IMF have a duty to compile data...

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Commentary: The continued erosion of good governance practices in Belize

Opinion

Commentary: The continued erosion of good governance practices in Belize Being a proud alumnus of the University of the West Indies’ Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES - Mona), who studied governance and public policy, I pride myself as one who proactively seeks to: (1) keep abreast of governance-related matters both regionally and internationally.

Geneive

Commentary: How to create a national master plan for an island?

Opinion

Commentary: How to create a national master plan for an island? The Caribbean islands must develop a Master Plan, a long-term plan to transform the islands. In a previous article we wrote about the Dos and Don’ts for Caribbean managers, business owners and policy advisors when creating the Caribbean future. When taking action, several Caribbean islands...

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Letter: Fully realising our country's tourism potential

Letters

Letter: Fully realising our country's tourism potential Key to the success of Argyle International Airport (AIA) is the issue of St Vincent and the Grenadines' (SVG) mainland hotel capacity, also known as "if you build it, where will they stay?" According to the 2015 official SVG tourist guide, the mainland has a hotel capacity of only 564 hotel, apartment, and...

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Letter: Moving nationhood process forward!

Letters

Letter: Moving nationhood process forward! The Non-State Actors Reparations Commission Inc. (NsARC) of Barbados is a human rights and social justice coalition of organisations. The NsARC takes this opportunity to make public its full support for the action being taken by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) as stated in the article entitled...

HR 2

Spookie wins Nanny Cay Cup Round Tortola Race at BVI Sailing Festival

Sports

Spookie wins Nanny Cay Cup Round Tortola Race at BVI Sailing Festival NANNY CAY, BVI -- Racing got underway for the British Virgin Islands Sailing Festival with the Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup. White horses dotted the Sir Francis Drake Channel as the warm trade winds provided sparkling conditions for the 35 yachts taking part.

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Baseball diplomacy finds its place in US-Cuba relations

Sports

Baseball diplomacy finds its place in US-Cuba relations NEW ROCHELLE, USA -- Following Eric Nadel's much applauded Baseball in Cuba tour in December 2014, die-hard baseball fans have an extra reason to cheer. Since President Obama's loosening of travel restrictions to the once off limits neighbouring island, travel to Cuba for sports reasons...

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New class introduced for 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda

Sports

New class introduced for 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda. Central to these changes is the introduction of a new America’s Cup Class – a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet.

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