September 26, 2020

Address to Mark the Fifth Anniversary of Team Unity in St. Kitts and Nevis

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National Address to Mark the Fifth Anniversary of Team Unity Presented by Deputy Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Shawn K. Richards Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 My Fellow Citizens and Residents, It is my great honour and privilege to address the nation as Deputy Prime Minister and leader of […]

OPINION: When financial dunces in the Caribbean become ministers of finance

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By Jolly Green Ralph Gonsalves was Finance Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, he has a little knowledge of finance but was most probably unfit to be finance minister. His performance has proven that, the state of the country’s finances have proven that, the loss of the NCB bank has proven that. Bad financial […]

Bahamas to launch digital currency

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The Central Bank of The Bahamas is moving to introduce a pilot digital currency for the country. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest recently during The Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference. He said the production of a modern fully digital payment service is the way forward for […]

New Zealand’s prime minister is pregnant, and that’s a big deal for working mothers

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BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is having a baby. Ardern made the announcement via Twitter on Friday morning, writing that she and her partner Clarke Gayford will “join the many parents who wear two hats.” “I’ll be PM & a mum while Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ […]

No Tax Haven – Caribbean leaders toughen stance on sweetheart deals, concessions

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By Romario Scott From Jamaica Gleaner Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away from the practice, which was once the tool of choice to lure investors to their respective countries. Their resolve is being fuelled by the low levels of growth in […]

Caribbean leaders reiterate firm support for Belize and Guyana

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From South Florida Caribbean News BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Caribbean leaders attending the just concluded 28th Inter-Sessional have given their unflinching and firm support for Belize and Guyana in their border disputes with Guatemala and Venezuela respectively. The leaders present received an update on the most recent developments between Belize and Guatemala and noted that […]

Peter Binose: Deputy Dawg

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By Peter Binose Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has no Constitutional provision for a Deputy Prime Minister or even an Acting Prime Minister. The Constitution is quite clear on that. There is not a provision for Deputy Prime Minister or an Acting Prime Minister either. There is only provision for the Governor-General to appoint an […]

Cayman Islands Premier invited to House of Lords to give keynote message

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin has been invited as a guest of honour to deliver the keynote message at the Caribbean Council’s Annual Reception at the House of Lords in London. The event, which is scheduled to take place on 24 March, 2015, typically has more than 300 people […]