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By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA — Caribbean News Now recently had the opportunity to sit down with David Chien, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Miami, which is the representative office for the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Florida. The office’s jurisdiction includes: Florida, Puerto Rico, the US […]

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Saint Lucia experienced what authorities have described as a minor earthquake of 3.6 magnitude Friday morning. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), said the Seismic Research Centre  of the University of the West Indies confirmed that the activity occurred at 6.23 a.m. The quake occurred at a depth of 14 km at 14.136 North and […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Some four months after allegations of fraud were first brought to the attention of regulatory authorities in St Kitts and Nevis, Savory & Partners, a Dubai-based citizenship by investment (CBI) agent with a claimed 200-year British pedigree, has now been terminated […]

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CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – A new chapter of cooperation has commenced between Guadeloupe and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) promising to open up new social, cultural and economic opportunities for citizens across the growing regional grouping of independent and non-independent countries. With the recent accession of the French territory to the OECS inter-regional […]

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LONDON, England — A report prepared by multinational accounting firm Ernst and Young (EY) and published on Tuesday, concludes that Dominica’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme does not facilitate tax avoidance and evasion. The report notes that the programme, by its very nature, awards citizenship and that citizenship is not the basis on which a […]

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POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe — Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) leaders have advanced discussions of diplomatic representation on the African continent and took further decisions on the appointment of non-resident ambassadors in the countries of Nigeria; South Africa; Ghana; Algeria; and the establishment of a permanent resident mission in Ethiopia, at the African Union in Addis […]

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POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) heads of government at their special meeting in Guadeloupe last week received an update from the governor of the St Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, on the status of the bank’s initiative to bring indigenous (national) banks together in respect of shared […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Through the publication of a new policy brief, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sub-regional headquarters for the Caribbean has identified strengths and weaknesses in the disaster risk management strategies of member states and how these can be mainstreamed in development plans and policies. The brief […]

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ROSEAU, Dominica — Local investment and hospitality company Range Developments is continuing its long-standing support for communities in need across Dominica with donations of mattresses, duvets, pillows, towels, bedsheets, T-shirts and other daily living essentials. The initiative was rolled out across 11 communities on the island including Soufriere, Gallion, Scott’s Head, Kalinago, Paix Bouche, Borne, […]

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BRUSSELS, Belgium — The ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States (ECS) Mission to the European Union, Sharlene Shillingford-McKlmon, issued a statement on Friday in relation to the EU’s recently revised list of non-cooperative jurisdictions that included Dominica. Shillingford-McKlmon explained that the outstanding requirement for the small Caribbean island to be removed from this list does […]

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