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Vincentians to pay increased and new taxes in 2016

From iWitness News SWG Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves announced increases in several taxes as well as a new tax on cellphone calls when he presented the 2016 Budget on Monday. “I intend to impose a levy of 2 per cent…

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Cayman Companies

From Harneys Companies are free from all Cayman Islands income, capital gains, corporation and withholding taxes. Cayman is politically and economically stable and offers a quick incorporation process. Cayman law distinguishes between local companies, which are required to be a…

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The Editor Speaks: Why we should remember/Letter to the Editor

Editorial Why we should remember This weekend it is Remembrance Day. Many of us will be at Elmslie Memorial Church to watch the moving ceremony there as we remember. The majority of those there will not have anything to remember….

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The new European Commission and the Caribbean

David Jessop THE view from EUROPE From Jamaica Gleaner On September 10, the incoming president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, named seven vice presidents and 20 commissioners who will jointly control the European Commission for the next five years,…

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Antigua drug bust nets a staggering 480 kilos of cocaine

From Caribbean360 ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday July 11, 2014, CMC – Two people, including a 41-year-old Guyanese born woman, are due to appear in court Friday after the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) said it…

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Anthony agonises over ways to cut St Lucia fiscal deficit

From Caribbean360 CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Friday July 4, CMC – The St. Lucia government says it is important to reach a consensus with the public sector unions on ways of dealing with the current EC$76 million (One EC Dollar =…

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‘Smith And Fowler Make Cayman Team’

At the end of March, with first place in the World Dressage Challenge behind them, youth show jumpers from across the island swapped the grace and style of their dressage games for the speed and accuracy of the jump arena….

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Dominica raises EC$20 million on regional securities market

From Caribbean360 Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said it represents confidence in the policies of his administration. ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Dominica raised EC$20 million (One EC dollar = US$0.37 cents) on the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM) on Monday with…

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Eastern Caribbean leaders fail to address concerns of official corruption –US Report

From Antigua Observer WASHINGTON, Mar 4 – Political leaders in the Eastern Caribbean (EC) have “largely failed” to address concerns of official corruption, according to a report released by the United States State Department. It said the seven Eastern Caribbean…

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Grenada government unable to pay arrears owed to public servants

From Caribbean360 ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday February 28, 2014, CMC – The Grenada government says it will not be able to pay as schedule the EC$12 million (One EC dollar = US$0.37 cents) in retroactive payment to public servants. A…