July 20, 2018

CCJ President disappointed with T&T’s reluctance to join court’s appellate jurisdiction

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Newly appointed president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Adrian Saunders has expressed disappointment with the reluctance of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to have the institution as its final court of appeal. Saunders told reporters following a special sitting of the court on […]

The View from Europe: When tourism taxes become excessive

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By David Jessop From NAN News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. July 13, 2018: As the reach and range of taxation has expanded, Caribbean hoteliers in particular have become uneasy about the impact that increasing levels of taxation may have on their competitiveness and that of the country they are located in. Most accept that government’s […]

Destinations of the week

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Whilst visiting these six destinations you might like to buy one of these homes there! Six beautiful Caribbean homes beside the sea From Savills From views of Saint Lucia’s towering Pitons to an exclusive yacht club in the Cayman Islands, these properties offer the best of Caribbean living LA BELLE HELENE, BEAU ESTATE, SOUFRIÈRE, SAINT […]

Bringing CE-INTELLIGENCE to the Caribbean

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, July 11, 2018. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the European Union officially launched their market intelligence portal, known as CE-INTELLIGENCE. At the media launch held at the newly renovated Warrens Great House on Tuesday 10th, July 2018, Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton outlined the importance of the CE-Intelligence portal […]

Forget the Caribbean: Was rum invented in India?

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By DAVID WONDRICH From Daily Beast Newly discovered evidence suggests that rum production predates the Caribbean by at least 1,000 years and may have actually started in South East Asia. When rum was invented it was already at least a thousand years old. I’d better explain. For every cultural phenomenon, be it Russian formalism, country […]

Words fly between Saint Lucia and Antigua over LIAT

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From The Voice slu THE Prime Ministers of Saint Lucia and Antigua & Barbuda are taking different positions on the same issue – and once more, each is clarifying what he originally meant vis-à-vis what was reported about what they said. The two OECS leaders have previously crossed verbal swords on Caribbean Citizenship by Investment […]

Jamaica: JN General Insurance to sponsor Caribbean Junior Squash Championships

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From Jamaica Observer JN General Insurance (JNGI) has announced title sponsorship of the 2018 Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships which will be held in Kingston, Jamaica, from July 8 to 14. The leading insurance company has redoubled its support for the game by headlining the prestigious tournament which will bring the region’s best […]

5 islands in the Caribbean where you’ll be killed for committing certain crimes

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By Farida Dawkins From Face2Face Africa Last Wednesday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Barbados outlawed capital punishment for murderers, deeming it unlawful. The High Court is no longer able to enforce the death sentence for those in Barbados found guilty of murder. The CCJ decided that Section 11 of the Constitution – which allows […]

IATA urges to enhance Caribbean aviation

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From Curacao Chronicle The association called on governments and other aviation stakeholders in the Caribbean region to work together to maximize the benefits of connectivity travelThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and other aviation stakeholders in the Caribbean region to work together to maximize the benefits of aviation connectivity. “Aviation is essential […]

Brown seaweed appears in massive amounts on Florida, Caribbean Beaches

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By Sean Breslin From The Weather Channel This never happened before 2011, but now, scientists are preparing for a recurring invasion of Sargassum seaweed. A foul-smelling brown plant has invaded beaches all across the Caribbean and along the Atlantic coast of Florida. Known as sargassum seaweed, the blooms have only been appearing in these areas […]