June 15, 2021

Vincentians to pay increased and new taxes in 2016

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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 on mobile telephone calls and on international calls – all calls – to be paid directly […]

Cayman Companies

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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 minimum of 60 per cent Caymanian owned, and exempted companies, which are not. Only local […]

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

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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. They are too young. Even myself in my early 70’s have only very vague memories. […]

The new European Commission and the Caribbean

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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, assuming they are confirmed in November by the European Parliament. The process by which the […]

Antigua drug bust nets a staggering 480 kilos of cocaine

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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 had seized more than EC$17 million (One EC dollar = US$0.37 cents) in illegal drugs […]

Anthony agonises over ways to cut St Lucia fiscal deficit

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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 = US$0.37 cents) fiscal deficit. Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says an agreement will be the […]

‘Smith And Fowler Make Cayman Team’

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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. The prize this time? A place on the Cayman Team and the right to compete […]

Dominica raises EC$20 million on regional securities market

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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 with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit saying it represents confidence in the policies of his administration. […]

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

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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 countries – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and […]

Grenada government unable to pay arrears owed to public servants

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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 government statement said that while the process of preparation for payment is almost completed, the […]