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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The levels of corruption, conflicts of interest, victimisation, nepotism and cronyism have become the hallmarks of the near four-year-old Team Unity coalition headed by St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, former prime minister and current leader of the opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, said on Wednesday. “The Team Unity […]

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Police are investigating a shooting incident on Chaussee Road in which an innocent passerby was injured, a senior law enforcement official has said. The incident occurred shortly after noon, the official told St Lucia Times. The victim was taken to Victoria Hospital. His medical condition was not immediately clear. An eyewitness recalled hearing gunshots and […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) and the CARICOM Competition Commission have both issued statements regarding the recently announced intention of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) to purchase the banking assets of Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia in nine English- and Dutch-speaking countries in the Caribbean, namely, […]

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By Bria Smith ROAD TOWN, BVI — Premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, announced on Tuesday that the British Virgin Islands government has responded constructively to the European Union’s listing of non-cooperative jurisdictions and will take all reasonable steps to address EU concerns relating to ‘economic substance’. The premier also announced that Cabinet […]

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By Shamkoe Pilé BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Regional businesses will soon have the opportunity to bid on millions of dollars’ worth of government contracts across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), according to minister in the ministry of foreign trade of Barbados, Sandra Husbands, who was speaking at an ISO 20700 Standard in Management Consultancy Services workshop […]

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Jorge Luis Perdomo Di-Lella, Cuban minister of communications, said that increasing internet access and technology is a priority for Cuba, where important steps are being taken in that direction. In the Roundtable TV show, broadcasted on Tuesday, he said that the fundamental evolution strategy lies in wireless technology and the development […]

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MIAMI, USA — A Colombian man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a scheme to smuggle illegal aliens from Colombia into the United States, which resulted in the rape of one and the death of two Cuban nationals. Fredis Valencia Palacios, 30, a Colombian national extradited to the United […]

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ROSEAU, Dominica — The Discover Dominica Authority and Airbnb have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on areas of common interest. By promoting the destination to a wide range of travelers through the platform the agreement will ensure home sharing continues to thrive as a healthy addition to the local tourism sector, helping […]

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By David Jessop Since the mid-2000s, the ability of the Caribbean tourism sector to generate rapid economic growth has been widely accepted by international financial institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. This seems to have occurred at the point at which it became apparent that services exports were starting […]

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By Hudson George Grenada’s ruling New National Party (NNP) government deducted money from striking public workers salary. The vast majority of these workers are black Grenadian women and some them are single mothers, plus they have extended families to support based on our society family structure inherited from our African fore-parents. So, when will the […]

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