December 4, 2020

Cayman: UK forum on oversight of public finance opens

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The UK forum on the oversight of public finance and governance, the third in a series of annual meetings that will culminate next year, opened on Monday (9 December) with a contribution from the Rt. Hon. Baroness D’Souza, a British scientist and life peer, and former Lord Speaker of the UK Parliament.  Baroness D’Souza stressed the importance of accountability as the bedrock of all […]

Venezuelan leaning towards early National Assembly elections

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From Caribbean News Now CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared, “We are going to measure ourselves electorally” and added that the only victor would be the people. The US sanctions essentially cut off Maduro’s regime from its Houston-based subsidiary Citgo, denying officials of an estimated US $11 billion in hard currency from exports […]

REBROADCAST TIMES: St Kitts & Nevis -The Emergency Parliament Sitting of Friday, January 16th, 2015

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The riveting emergency Parliament sitting of Friday, January 16th, 2015 will be aired tomorrow, Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 10:00am and again at 8:15pm on ZIZ TV (Channel 5) and ZIZ’s website (https://zizonline.com/tv/channel-5/).  Please stay tuned for further rebroadcast times scheduled for this weekend.Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 marked four years since the then-St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party government hastily introduced a Proclamation […]

Caricom leaders fed-up of Guyana’s political culture

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian “Between the two us, ……. I can tell you frankly that Guyana and Haiti are the two biggest political headaches to the Caribbean Community. ……. Unlike other Caricom member States, your country’s politicians are the most immature, ridiculous, and antagonizing in the Region”. These were the exact words of […]

Seychelles’ offshore system to remain confidential

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By Pedro Goncalves From International Investment Directors and owners of offshore companies registered in Seychelles will remain confidential following the approval of the National Assembly. Seychelles President Danny Faure has signed an amendment to the International Business Act 2016, maintaining the confidentiality of offshore companies registered in the jurisdiction. “The approval was urgent because from December 1 the […]

Fly Jamaica faces another lawsuit over crash landing

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From Jamaica Observer A Canadian law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers who say they were harmed when a Fly Jamaica aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana’s main international airport last month. According to a statement from the Toronto-based Rochon Genova LLP, the proposed class-action was filed last Friday, seeking […]

SKN Parliamentary branch represented at 43rd regional conference in Grand Cayman

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From SKNIS BASSETERRE, St. Kitts– The Saint Christopher and Nevis Parliamentary Branch was recently represented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Grand Cayman, June 15-23. The delegation was led by Speaker of the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis the Honourable […]

Cuba’s Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

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From BBC Miguel Díaz-Canel has been sworn in as Cuba’s new president, replacing Raúl Castro who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. It is the first time since the revolution in 1959 that a Castro is not at the helm of the government. Mr Díaz-Canel had been serving as first vice-president for […]

Jagdeo: Guyanese gov’t ‘a threat to democracy’

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Former Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has assailed the incumbent David Granger administration in Guyana, claiming that the government’s policies are “a threat to democracy.” In delivering the keynote address on the recent launch of the Richmond Hill, Queens-based International Center for Democracy (ICD), at Russo on the Bay, […]

Fears of Venezuelan migration crisis in Trinidad

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From Caribbean News Now PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — In the face of growing political unrest in Venezuela, a large number of Venezuelan immigrants living in Trinidad are concerned that the continued violence may spill-over into Trinidad and result in an immigration crisis. Approximately 15,000 Venezuelans are residing there and as the social upheaval continues […]