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US-based Caribbean bank under consideration

US-based Caribbean bank under consideration

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The region is being urged to look into the feasibility of establishing a Caribbean bank in the United States to address the loss of correspondent banking services being experienced by banks in the Caribbean. Deputy governor of the...

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New incorporations decline in Panama

Panama

New incorporations decline in Panama MIAMI, USA -- Statistics released in Panama show that there has been a decline in the number of new incorporations, ever since the Panama Papers offshore scandal broke in global media. Though Panama's civic boosters have tried to put a spin on this news, by claiming that it is actually...

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Caribbean, Latin American tech experts gather in Cuba as LACNIC 25 opens in Havana

Cuba

Caribbean, Latin American tech experts gather in Cuba as LACNIC 25 opens in Havana HAVANA, Cuba -- This week, Cuba is the tech capital of the region as some 700 technology experts and professionals from across the region gather in western Havana for the annual meeting of the Internet Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC). LACNIC is one of five organisations...

Customs officers at JFK seize cocaine from passenger arriving from Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Customs officers at JFK seize cocaine from passenger arriving from Dominican Republic NEW YORK, USA -- A traveler had more than a laptop in his computer bag when he arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. On April 29, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted passenger Angelo Fernandez, a United States citizen...

Dominican Republic announces 2016 developments and boasts strong tourism statistics

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic announces 2016 developments and boasts strong tourism statistics SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Tourism industry executives at this year's Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) conference announced several developments to the future of the country and expressed great enthusiasm for the projects to come. Radhamés Martínez-Aponte...

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Puerto Rico targets $32 million boost by hosting cruise conference and trade show

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico targets $32 million boost by hosting cruise conference and trade show PEMBROKE PINES, USA -- For more than 20 years, destinations have increased their cruise tourism impact by hosting the annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show. From triple-digit growth in passenger and vessel arrivals to the development of new piers and cruise destinations...

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Expedia reports increase in travel demand for Jamaica in 2015

Jamaica

Expedia reports increase in travel demand for Jamaica in 2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, has reported that travel demand to Jamaica on all Expedia sites grew nearly 20 percent in 2015 when compared to 2014. Package bookings, transactions that combine components like flights and hotel, continue...

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Commentary: Credit rating agencies and congress throw Puerto Rico under the bus

Opinion

Commentary: Credit rating agencies and congress throw Puerto Rico under the bus Once again we are faced with one inevitable truth. Our legislators protect Wall Street, not us. The municipal bond market is approximately $4.2 trillion dollars. Municipal bonds are a favourite of retired Americans and senior citizens for their double tax free income. Some 80% of the bonds...

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Commentary: The UN Paris Climate Change Agreement: One world, one climate?

Opinion

Commentary: The UN Paris Climate Change Agreement: One world, one climate? The United Nations Paris climate agreement was signed in New York last weekend. A turning point in reducing global warming was ushered. The world is now on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. But there are many gaps and caveats.

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Commentary: May Day 2016: No gods, no masters

Opinion

Commentary: May Day 2016: No gods, no masters Each year, as we join millions across the world to celebrate the victories of workers, our own Freedom Day remains still fresh in our minds. On May Day, we remember that the workers' flag is not red simply by accident or for artistic reasons. As the traditional Labour song goes...

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Letter: Grenada then and now...

Letters

Letter: Grenada then and now... I want to ask that each Grenadian make an honest assessment of the past three years under the NNP as compared to the previous four with the NDC. How do you rate the fall in the monthly fiscal deficit from EC$19 million to just over EC$1 million? Think of the dedicated and diverse team...

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Letter: 'Eat Local' demystified

Letters

Letter: 'Eat Local' demystified Called together by the Santa Cruz Green Market, a dedicated group of locavores sent out a challenge to all of Trinidad and Tobago to eat 100% local for the month of April; even if for a day, a week or the month from as finite as salt to as advanced as ricotta cheese. By quickly removing the...

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Trinidad and Tobago sends a gymnast to the Olympics for the first time, but not who you think

Sports

Trinidad and Tobago sends a gymnast to the Olympics for the first time, but not who you think   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The controversy over which gymnast will eventually represent Trinidad and Tobago at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil has had more twists and turns than a gymnastics routine. A quick recap: Trinidad-born gymnast Thema Williams, who was announced...

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Guyana's Kristian Jeffrey joins Suzuki Challenge Series in Barbados

Sports

Guyana's Kristian Jeffrey joins Suzuki Challenge Series in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Double Caribbean motor racing champion, Kristian Jeffrey of Guyana, is joining the Suzuki Challenge Series Swift Cup for the balance of the season. Driving for Team Suzuki, his first outing will be in this Sunday’s (May 8) third round during the Barbados...

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