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Barbados Nation:-  SOME BARBADIANS are smiling all the way to the bank after receiving close to $25 million in income tax refunds over the last two weeks. They are the first to benefit from Government’s payment of 2017 tax arrears to individual taxpayers that should have been paid since October. Making the announcement yesterday, Minister in […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua –Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has advised the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) that his government will not be issuing a vesting order to facilitate the Bank of Nova Scotia’s divestment of its Antigua holdings about which there was no consultation. The prime minister on […]

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The government of Suriname led by President Desi Bouterse is seeking permission from Parliament to borrow US$205 million from the Exim Bank of China to expand and modernize the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (JAP) because the constitution of Suriname sets a limit on how […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — The prime minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, on Tuesday addressed the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) and highlighted the crucial role the Organization has played in the last 70 years in promoting security, democracy, governance, peace and overall wellness in the region. In his welcoming remarks, the secretary […]

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has reported a slight deterioration in monetary and credit conditions as at June 30, 2018, with decreases in deposits and assets. “Monetary and Credit conditions in the ECCU banking system showed a slight deterioration as at the end of June 2018 […]

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By Jewel Fraser ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (IPS) — Water-scarce Grenadians will soon get some relief through a Green Climate Fund-approved project to be launched next year that will make Grenada’s water sector more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Currently, several households in the 134-square mile island of Grenada, in the Eastern Caribbean, find […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The US Coast Guard returned 74 Dominican migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Tuesday night following the at-sea interdictions of four migrant vessels off Puerto Rico. The interdictions were a result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard and the […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Officials from Britain’s export credit guarantee agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), are on a tour through several Independent Caribbean countries to promote their attractive credit guarantee and direct-lending products to commercial entities in need of financing. During the visit, the team led by Sam Hoexter, regional director to Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America […]

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NASSAU, Bahamas — The Caribbean Association of Banks concluded its 45th Annual general meeting and conference under the theme: “Banking in the Era of Digitization: The New Normal?” in The Bahamas on October 31 to November 2, 2018. The conference brought together over 230 banking stakeholders including regulators, retail and commercial bankers, service providers and […]

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