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Archives for May 16, 2019

Caribbean Premier League 2019: Irfan Pathan among record 536 players for the CPL draft

by Anirudh Singh From Cricket Times Irfan Pathan can become the first Indian male cricketer to play in an overseas league. The former team India all-rounder has been listed for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player draft that takes place in London on May 22. A record 536 players from 20 overseas countries and the […]

No sales tax for TCI, says Premier

From The Sun TCI There are no plans to introduce a sales tax or any new taxes this year or next year, says Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Sharlene Robinson.The Premier made the clarification Hon. Dr. Royal Robinson, the Opposition’s Appointed Member in the House of Assembly, issued a statement saying that the PDM […]

ESPN acquires PGA Championship in LatAm, Brazil, Caribbean

From Media Sports Business International sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean to US golf major the PGA Championship, as part of a new long-term agreement with the PGA of America. The deal commences with the 2019 PGA Championship, which tees off today (Thursday) at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, […]

Canada applauded for taking action to save endangered Orcas

By Alicia Graef From Care2 Conservationists are applauding Canada for announcing it will be taking some important steps towards protecting an increasingly endangered family of orcas living in the Pacific Northwest. These unique orcas, who are otherwise known as the Southern Resident killer whales, have gained increasing attention in recent years as they move closer and closer to extinction. […]

The fDi Report 2019: Out now

Discover the trends behind the figures​​ From fDi Intelligence We are delighted to announce The fDi Report 2019 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – is out now. Some key foreign direct investment trends spotted include: ​​China replaces the US as the highest ranked country for FDI by capital investment.​​ ​​​​Western Europe was the leading source […]

Caribbean has stake in UNCITRAL Investor-State Dispute Settlement reform

By UWI SRC (PRESS RELEASE) – Caribbean States must make their voices heard in the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) reform discussions currently underway in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). This was the strong take-away message from the 5th SRC Lunch Time Chat held by the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, […]

Allegations of bribery charges haunt Caribbean politicians

From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts – One year ago, a British High Court judgment mentioned St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, among two Caribbean politicians who were allegedly involved in a bribery scandal that led to the resignation of an Antigua and Barbuda government minister. In the judgment, British billionaire […]

US: ICE arrests at New York courts have increased 1,700 Percent

By s.e. smith From Care2 Everyone’s favorite federal agency is in the news again. While Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have a long history of hanging out at courthouses to pick up undocumented immigrants who are there for completely unrelated reasons, they’re getting a whole lot more bold. The agency claims it has become necessary […]

10 beasts facing extinction

10 Fantastic Beasts on the Verge of Extinction By Susan Bird From Care2 1. SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN Photo credit: marie martin/Getty Images There are only about 14,600 Sumatran orangutans remaining in the wild, making them a critically endangered species. The Sumatran orangutan lives essentially all of its life in trees. There are only nine existing populations of Sumatran orangutans. But […]

TCI: Ban on old cars

By Hayden Boyce From The Sun TCI [TCI] Government is about to slam the brakes on the importation of old cars, mainly the popular Japanese right-hand drive vehicles or 242s, as they are popularly called. Premier and Minister of Finance Hon. Sharlene Robinson said in her budget speech on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, that the […]