October 17, 2019

OPINION: As Saint Vincent moves from pluralist democracy towards dynastical autocracy

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By Jolly Green It has become obvious in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that under the regime of Ralph Gonsalves pluralism is a dirty word which he has fought hard to destroy. He has fought hard to exclude the opposition NDP party from having any input into anything. Laws have been passed in parliament for […]

Paul Manafort & Richard Gates’ Caribbean link

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Oct. 31, 2017: The Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines received some unwelcome spotlight Monday as Paul Manafort, Jr., Donald Trump’s former election campaign chair, and his business partner Richard Gates, III, pleaded not guilty to laundering millions in funds from overseas work, including into accounts […]

Church sold Jerusalem neighborhood in 2012 for $3 million — report [Cayman Islands company]

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By TOI STAFF From The Times of Israel Greek Orthodox Patriarchate said to have relinquished Givat Oranim to private companies registered in offshore tax havens The Greek Orthodox Church reportedly sold a Jerusalem neighborhood five years ago to an investment company abroad for some $3 million. Following revelations of the church’s land sales in Jerusalem, […]

CIECA 2017 investment delegation visits allies in the Caribbean

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By Agencies From Taiwan News In order to strengthen cooperation with the Caribbean region, the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) organized the “2017 Investment Delegation to allies in the Caribbean”, with the objective of conducting a survey of development of industry and economy of four countries, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Federation […]

Golden opportunity for investment in the sweet potato value chain – a new investment guide for CARIFORUM countries

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Compiled by Adelle Roopchand, CTA (ACP-EU) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 27 2017 – Agriculture is often perceived as a risky sector for investors and banks are generally reluctant to lend to farmers due to their lack of understanding of the sector and associating it with high risk. However, in recent years various types of […]

World Bank Supports Human Capital and Agribusiness in the Eastern Caribbean

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World Bank approved today a total of US$19 million for two OECS projects WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today two important projects totaling US$19 million for the Eastern Caribbean countries of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. The US$10.7 million Human Development Service Delivery Project will […]

Peter Binose: Whilst the Caribbean politicians get fat Venezuelan children starve

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By Peter Binose In the Caribbean just look at the suits and hear the fabric groan under the weight and volume of the fat Caribbean pigs that pretend to be men. Large numbers of citizens want to oust President Nicolas Maduro. But he commands the loyalty of many men with guns. He also has the […]

Peter Binose: Argyle Airport in Crisis ll

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By Peter Binose Now a broken Argyle cannot hide its secrets any more here is some more information. It is now well established that the airport has so many obvious problems and perhaps latent problems too that it will be necessary to use the Maurice Bishop style of hiding the truth, and it’s not just […]

Peter Binose: Second Sale of the Century in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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By Peter Binose The first was Canuan Island land at giveaway prices and the islanders were stuffed, public beaches stolen and rights of way blocked. Sixty Eight Million US Dollars worth of Hotel Land sold for Seven Million EC Dollars in Saint Vincent. What I find incredible is the price of the Mount Wynne/ Peters […]

Foreign English teacher program adds ally Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Staff writer, with CAN From Taipei Times The government has expanded its Foreign English Teacher (FET) recruitment program to include for the first time Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, one of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in the Caribbean. It is first time since the start of the government-sponsored recruitment program in 2005 that it has been […]