April 19, 2019

EU amends list of Caribbean nationals exempt from Schengen visa requirement

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BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Council has amended the list of non-European Union (EU) countries whose nationals are exempt from the Schengen area visa requirement. The Council adopted a new regulation listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from […]

Ranking Caribbean countries on broadband penetration and cell phones

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest broadband penetration of any country in the Caribbean, according to a new study from the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB’s DigiLAC index compared regional countries by using 37 indicators chosen on the basis of four pillars: public policy and strategic vision, strategic regulation, ifnrastructure and applications […]

Caribbean religious leaders inspire IMF Sunday schools

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By Eric LeCompte From Caribbean360 WASHINGTON D.C., United States, IPS – Last Fall, I witnessed the Grenada Council of Churches insert themselves into negotiations between their government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) around the island’s debt restructuring and presumed austerity policies. Religious leaders called from pulpits across the tiny island for a “Jubilee” or […]

Spice and splendor mark the official opening celebration of Sandals LaSource Grenada

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APRIL 29, 2014 – SANDALS RESORTS – CEO With the sound of conch shell blowers calling revelers to the party, Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa marked its official grand opening at a lavish celebration last night. The resort, which opened its doors to rave reviews December 21, 2013, is also the brand’s first on […]

Grenada prime minister wants IMF agreement by May

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From Caribbean360 ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says the international Monetary Fund (IMF) is likely to meet and approve the island’s “Home Grown Structural Adjustment Programme” next month. Mitchell, who has returned here from Washington, where he attended the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, told reporters […]

Opposition legislator critical of amendment to Grenada Citizenship by Investment legislation

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From Caribbean360 Raymond Roberts, who represents the labour movement in the Senate said that the amendments were “ill-advised” ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – An opposition legislator has accused the Grenada government of amending the Citizenship by Investment Act so as to legitimise its approach to doing business in the “dead of the night”. Raymond Roberts, […]

OAS digitalizes and catalogues 2.5 million vital statistics records in six Eastern Caribbean countries

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From Curacao Chronicle WASHINGTON, USA — The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas (PUICA), has completed a project to assist the civil registries in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines to digitalize vital statistical information. PUICA […]

IMF reaches ‘staff-level’ agreement with Grenada

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By Nelson A. King from Caribbean Life The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says its staff and Grenadian authorities have reached a “staff-level” agreement on a program that can be supported by a three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement in the amount of about US$21.9 million or 120 percent of Grenada’s quota. The Washington-based financial institution […]

CARICOM expresses support for Britain’s airline passenger tax reform

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From Caribbean360 CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said that the tax had in the past negatively affected the region’s tourism sector and the realignment to a simpler and fairer two-band system is in keeping with the proposals advanced by the Community. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday March 20, 2014, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary […]

iNews Briefs

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Cayman & Caribbean’s biggest water provider reports drop in 2013 profit By Randall Hackley From Bloomberg Consolidated Water Co. (CWCO), the largest publicly traded water provider in the Caribbean, reported a 7.7 percent drop in profit last year as retail sales declined at its Cayman Islands base. Net income for 2013 was $8.6 million compared […]