September 19, 2019

Communiqué of the 67th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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Friday, June 21, 2019 — The Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, Antigua and Barbuda, on June 18th 2019, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. The Meeting was preceded by an Opening Ceremony on June 16th 2019 where remarks were […]

EU’s Juncker tells Britain’s May: Brexit deal won’t be renegotiated

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REUTERS From CNBC European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday that the bloc’s Brexit divorce deal with London cannot be renegotiated. “The Withdrawal Agreement remains the best and only deal possible,” Juncker told the European Parliament. “The debates and votes in the House of Commons yesterday will not change […]

Premier and Cayman delegation meet EU representatives

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BRUSSELS, Belgium. On Monday Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin and members of the Cayman delegation had discussions with members of the EU Commissions of Moscovici and Dombrovskis along with representatives of the EUís DG Taxud and the Code of Conduct Group. Discussions were also had with the representatives of Belgium, Cyprus and Luxemberg. On Monday morning […]

From Asia to Caribbean: UN Security Council gets new members in 2019

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By Sim Sim Wissgott From CGTN Five new member states are joining the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on January 1 as non-permanent members for two years. Who are they and what can we expect from them? Who are they? The new members on the 15-seat council include Germany, South Africa, Indonesia, Belgium and the […]

Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards

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By Natasha Lomas From TechCrunch European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a data breach which compromised full credit card details for a number of its customers, as well as personal information. Compromised data includes full name, billing address, email address, password, telephone number and payment card information, including card number, expiry date […]

UK: Ryanair strike widens as German, Dutch pilots join Friday stoppage

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By Victoria Bryan and Patricia Weiss REUTERS From This Is Money UK BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Ryanair will cancel about one in six of its flights on Friday after pilots based in Germany voted to join 24-hour stoppages set to hit Europe’s biggest airline in Ireland, Sweden and Belgium at the height of the […]

After Israel bows out, Germany, Belgium shoo-ins for UN Security Council seats

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By EDITH M. LEDERER From The Times of Israel South Africa and Dominican Republic also expected to win places on powerful body; Maldives-Indonesia contest makes Asia-Pacific region’s vote uncertain AP — Germany and Belgium are certain to win seats on the UN Security Council after Israel dropped out of the race last month, but there […]

Letter to UN & World Governments re-global warning

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Nine simple steps will remove “Global Warming” (Project No.12, from S.Patnaik-India) Dear United Nations & World Governments, Out of all, there are simple 9 steps to remove global warming within short period Except royal /expensive/costlier cars, all other cars should be banned, mainly in populated cities (more than 1 million). Because of cars we face […]

No fines deducted through “Cayman Tax”

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From Brussels Times No fine has yet been imposed for the non-declaration of offshore legal schemes. The point is reported in Le Soir on Tuesday, on the basis of a response given by the Finance Minister, Johan Van Overtveldt (N-VA), to a question raised by deputy, Peter Van Velthoven (sp.a). The introduction of the so-called […]

Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to $125 million

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A Belgian court threatened Facebook with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third party websites. In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy watchdog, the court also ruled on Friday that Facebook had to delete all data it had gathered illegally […]