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Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, speaking in the aftermath of Tuesday’s major fire at the corner of Mary Ann and Broglie Streets, has recalled that he has been clamouring for something to be done about derelict buildings. The fire is believed to have started in a two storey abandoned building. “I particularly mentioned that building,” the […]

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By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) –The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, the highest decision-making body of the nine-member sub-regional bloc, has responded to the recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report that listed five of its members for tax evasion concerns with regard their citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes. […]

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana — As Guyana continues to draw global attention as a result of massive oil and gas discovery, the country is set to see production start in 2020 and “as small countries, we need as many friends abroad as possible to survive,” the foreign minister of Guyana, […]

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By Royston Jones NASSAU, Bahamas — With the United Kingdom government adding The Bahamas to the list of foreign jurisdictions that pose a greater risk due to deficiencies in anti-money laundering regimes, UK firms will be required to undertake greater due diligence when dealing with Bahamian entities and clients, according to a HM Treasury Advisory. […]

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Press release- On Saturday 27th October, 2018 before a supportive group of parents and supporters, the St.Joseph’s Convent Egrets were crowned double champions in the Blue Waters sponsored Shamfest 2K 18 netball tournament, organized by the Shamrock Sports Club in collaboration with the National Lotteries Authority and the Department of Youth Development and Sports. In the …
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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, headed to the US cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia last week in order to drum up more tourism support and arrivals from American markets. The meetings have been organized in order to explore new services to Jamaica and […]

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By Julia Rawlins-Bentham BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados’ International Monetary Fund (IMF)-supported programme will have implications for how the Community Legal Services Department functions going forward. This was announced by attorney general, Dale Marshall, as he urged 48 new attorneys to offer some of their services free of cost annually to members of the public. […]

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MIAMI, USA — The former managing director and vice chairman of a Swiss bank was sentenced to ten years in prison on Monday, after previously pleading guilty for his role in a billion-dollar international scheme to launder funds embezzled from Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA). Matthias Krull, 44, a German national […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The government of Dominica’s mission to make its public buildings more energy efficient and slash its energy bill is getting financial support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the European Union and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). CDB’s board of directors on Thursday approved a grant of US$127,000 from […]

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