October 19, 2019

Grenada: Prime Minister discusses increased US/Caribbean engagement

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Prime Minister, Dr the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell received a courtesy call Friday from the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States Department of State, Julie Chung. Dr Mitchell cited a need for more engagement between the United States and Caribbean Governments. “Historically, Grenada and the United States have […]

Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture working with Christmas tree importers to expedite shipments

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In order to ensure the successful importation of Christmas trees this year, Department of Agriculture (DOA) officials have been working closely with importers to provide guidance related to the requirements for importation of trees. This collaboration has become increasingly important due to the steady increase in interceptions of pests of quarantine importance in tree shipments […]

St. Kitts & Nevis deactivated Mr. Jho Low’s passport in June

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PM HARRIS’ ADMINISTRATION DEACTIVATED JHO LOW’S PASSPORT BACK IN JUNE; LOW BECAME ECONOMIC CITIZEN UNDER DENZIL-DOUGLAS’ ADMINISTRATION IN 2011 November 6th, 2018 It has come to the attention of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis that the United States Department of Justice has indicted Malaysian financier Mr. Taek Jho Low, also known as “Jho […]

Owners react to Malaysian government’s detention of ‘Equanimity

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From Superyacht News A spokesperson for Equanimity (Cayman) Ltd has issued a statement to purportedly set a few facts straight… In March this year, SuperyachtNews reported that 91.5m M/Y Equanimity had been seized in Bali following links to an ongoing fraud investigation. Since 2015, the United States’ Department of Justice (USDOJ) has been investigating alleged […]

Toward Cradle-to-Grave Control in the Caribbean: IAEA Supports Member State Source Management Efforts

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By K. Glenn, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation From IAEA To protect the public from the hazards of ionizing radiation and prevent disused radioactive sources from becoming ‘orphaned’, the IAEA promotes ‘cradle-to-grave’ source control as an essential component of a strong regulatory infrastructure. Through an ongoing regional technical cooperation project[1], and in partnership with the […]

Proposed US budget cuts could pose regional security problems, Caribbean/American leaders warn

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American leaders in Washington have warned that proposed cuts to the United States Department of State’s foreign aid budget could have serious implications for the region at a time when there is increasing concern about terrorism. The warning came in a briefing on US-Caribbean policy, hosted […]

Kelly continues to cast uncertainty about fate of Haitians on TPS

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, continues to cast uncertainty on the eventual fate of 58,000 undocumented Haitians who has been granted limited Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to remain in the US, according to reports. Last week Monday, Kelly granted a six-month TPS […]

Agriculture stakeholders discuss regional food safety

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May 2, 2017 — In an effort to enhance the quality of agricultural produce in the Region, food safety stakeholders convened in Barbados from April 25-26, 2017 to discuss the improvement of plant health in the Region. The two-day consultations, conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services […]

Fifa: French probe 2018 & 2022 World Cup bids

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From BBC French prosecutors are investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and have questioned former Fifa president Sepp Blatter. France’s National Public Prosecutor’s Office began examining the bid to award the tournaments, to Russia and Qatar respectively, last year. Le Monde reports that prosecutors are looking into allegations of corruption. […]

Ambassador meets with the US State Department over tax haven claims

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From Antigua Observer Antigua & Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States Sir Ronald Sanders said he will remain vigorous in attempts to have the US State Department retract its claim that the twin island state is a tax haven. The government has also contended that the 2017 US International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INSCR 2017) […]