April 19, 2019

The high price of ‘Citizenship by Investment’ in the Caribbean

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By Duncan Tucker From Nearshore Americas The High Price of ‘Citizenship by Investment’ in the Caribbean In a bid to receive more foreign direct investment (FDI), an increasing number of Caribbean countries are launching citizenship-by-investment programs (CIP) that allow foreign nationals to essentially pay for passports and the travel and tax perks that come with […]

iNews Briefs

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Cayman Islands: Migrants from Cuba Repatriated Twenty-six Cuban migrants, who were all housed at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), were repatriated to Cuba today (Tuesday, 9 September 2014). Supervised by Immigration and Prison officials, 25 males, and 1 female were repatriated via a chartered flight from Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman. Remaining at […]

In tourism, Barbados is left at the starting gate for first half of 2014

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Patrick Hoyos From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Saturday August 30, 2014 – New tourism long stay arrivals numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation show big percentage gains for the Dominican Republic, Cuba, St. Lucia, Grenada and St. Maarten for the first six months of 2014. Barbados recorded a flat arrivals performance for the period, with 264,000 […]

Caribbean agricultural institute creates revenue generating unit

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From Caribbean News Now ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad — With a focus on increasing crop and small ruminant productivity by equipping the region’s agribusiness sector to deal with the challenges of climate change, increasing incidence of invasive pests, low productivity and increasing costs of inputs, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has established a revenue […]

IMF says Grenada still facing ‘significant challenges’

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From Caribbean360 IMF-740ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday August 28, 2014, CMC – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation Wednesday ended a 10-day visit to Grenada warning that the local economy continues to face significant challenges from high unemployment, a large debt overhang, and balance sheets weakened by impaired loans. The IMF team headed by Aliona Cebotari, […]

‘We didn’t stop the music’ says Grenada government following Windies ODI victory

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From Caribbean360 ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, Aug 26, CMC – The Grenada government on Tuesday distanced itself from a decision to stop the post game party after the second One-Day International (ODI) match between West Indies and Bangladesh at the national stadium last Friday. Economic Development Minister Oliver Joseph says his government was not responsible for turning […]

Caribbean medical schools: “second chance” or serving a real need?

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Posted by Josh Freeman From medicine and Social Justice “Second chance med school”, by Anemona Harticollis in the New York Times July 31, 2014, is the most recent treatment of the topic of for-profit Caribbean medical schools that train American students who, in most cases, were unable to gain admission to traditional US-based schools. This […]

The View from Europe: [no desire for autobiographies]

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By David Jessop August 22nd, 2014 From Dominican Today As far as I can determine, few if any of the current group of Caribbean Prime Ministers, or opposition leaders keeps a diary recording events and conversations of importance. Moreover, on demitting office no longer does there appear to be any desire to produce an autobiography […]

Windies head coach Gibson and WICB sever ties

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ST. JOHN’s, Antigua, Wednesday August 20, 2014, CMC – Ottis Gibson’s tenure as head coach of the West Indies cricket team has ended, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed late Tuesday. The statement, released by the board ending rampant speculation over Gibson’s future with the regional side, said both parties ‘mutually agreed’ to terminate […]

The most exotic destinations are right here in the Caribbean!

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By Tamie Amoroso From Enchanted Memories Travel Every one wants to get away, to escape the familiar and explore the unknown. The Caribbean has so much to offer, you really can’t go wrong. It’s just a matter of picking the most appealing gem in a sea of beautiful diamonds. Let EMT help you, by narrowing […]