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St Lucia Opposition Pledges To Review All Economic Citizenships Granted Under New Rules

The opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has announced it will review every economic citizenship granted by the ruling United Workers Party. Under new citizenship by investment programme (CIP) rules recently promulgated by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, apparently to ...

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January 16th, 2017

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Obama Renews Designation Of Cuba And Venezuela As National Security Threats

The United States declared a national emergency to deal with perceived “threats” in Cuba and Venezuela on Friday, along with Iran, Libya, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and countries that Washington claims “support terrorism.” The declarations effectively extend ...

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January 16th, 2017

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Trinidad Police Open Probe Into President’s Housing Allowance

A police investigation has begun in Trinidad and Tobago into the controversial housing allowance paid to President Anthony Carmona, who assumed office on March 18, 2013. However, according to acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, this is not yet a criminal ...

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January 16th, 2017

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St. Vincent’s Prime Minister Opposed To Economic Citizenship

Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has reiterated his disdain for the economic citizenship programmes being operated by some member states of the OECS. Gonsalves in his latest comment on the matter emphasized that his country’s citizenship ...

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January 12th, 2017

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Antiguan Former PM Proposes Ecotourism

Former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Lester Bird says that the country needs to invest in ecotourism. According to an article in the Antigua Observer, Mr. Bird highlighted that the country cannot survive anymore on just sun, sea and sand because all the islands in ...

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January 12th, 2017

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Commissioner Of Police In St. Kitts And Nevis Says Crime Detection Rate Up For 2016

Commissioner of Police in St Kitts & Nevis, Ian Queeley has indicated that there was a slight increase in the Force’s crime detection rate in 2016, compared to that of the previous year. He did not reveal the actual detection rate however, saying that would form part of ...

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January 10th, 2017

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Petrotrin Workers Offered 5% Increase

Just as workers were expected to walk off the job and occupy strike camps outside State-owned Petrotrin’s operations in Trinidad & Tobago, the company’s management returned to the discussions with an improved offer of five percent and a mandate to conclude ...

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January 10th, 2017

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Suriname-Based Airline Suspends Flights To Guyana & Barbados

Six months after it launched scheduled flights between Suriname and Guyana and Guyana and Barbados, the Surinamese registered air carrier, Fly Allways, on Monday announced a suspension of its services and a return to chartered flights. The airline said the move, which goes ...

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January 10th, 2017

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US$2 Million Currency Bust Linked To Trinidad Politicians

Local police and customs officers are investigating the discovery of US$2 million in cash found in a container at the Point Lisas port in Trinidad. The authorities believe that the money sent to a local businessman as payment for a shipment of illegal drugs to the British ...

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December 7th, 2016

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LIAT Welcomes Its Tenth ATR Aircraft

The Inter-American Corporation for Infrastructure Financing (CIFI), a leader non-bank financial institution dedicated to run projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, has decided to move its headquarters to Panama City. The objective of this measure is to leverage closer ...

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December 7th, 2016

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