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By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England – Taxation, says Smith and Williamson, a leading tax advisory firm headquartered in the UK, is generally related to a person’s tax residency, not citizenship: “Although an individual can have citizenship rights or residence rights in a number of different countries, usually only countries where an individual is […]

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Barbados Today:- Barbados is moving to cash in on the growing medical marijuana industry by teaming up with a number of firms in Canada with “great interest” in setting up here, the Prime Minister has revealed. She said she has held meetings with individuals and company officials in Toronto and Montreal where the issue of medical […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime minister and minister for finance Allen Chastanet’s budget address for financial year 2019/2020, acknowledged that the Saint Lucia government has commenced the necessary review whilst engaging the European Union (EU) and code of conduct group, in its efforts to meet […]

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Jamaica Observer:- SECURITY guards who have been short-changed by their employers could receive retroactive payments, if the Government takes on a recommendation being made by Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC). Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) Colette Roberts-Risden has been asked to further advise the committee of the ministry’s […]

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BELMOPAN, Belize — The Caribbean Democrat Union (CDU) as part of its mission to advance good governance in the region embarked on an observation mission to Belize for the ICJ referendum. The people of Belize were to decide “yes” or “no” on whether to take the matter of the long-standing border dispute with Guatemala to […]

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(SNO) — Several houses were damaged or destroyed as a result of a fire that occurred in Wilton’s Yard, Castries on Thursday evening. Reports of the fire razing at least four houses began to surface about 11 p.m. last evening. There were no immediate reports of injuries or death. Firefighters have been credited for responding ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Judgment was delivered recently by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the consolidated matters of Trinidad Cement Limited and Arawak Cement Limited versus the State of Barbados, and Rock Hard Cement Limited versus the State of Barbados and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The CCJ ruled that the regional tax […]

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By Tharanga Yakupitiyage NEW YORK, USA (IPS) — A year since Nicaragua spiralled into a socio-political crisis, human rights leaders have called on the country to refrain from violence and uphold the human rights of its citizens. In light of blatant, persistent human rights violations, United Nations agencies and human rights groups have urged the […]

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PANAMA CITY, Panama — The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is facilitating the preparation of the SoMH and RSAP on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) – Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Sub-programme and the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+) Project (2015-2020). The […]

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MIAMI, USA – Cartagena, the colonial port city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, represented by COTELCO Cartagena, joined the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) as its 33rd destination and the first commercial association to join the regional association in more than 15 years. COTELCO Cartagena, a chapter of Colombia’s hotel and tourism association, […]

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