June 17, 2021

Credit reporting system for the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union expected to boost lending

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Credit reporting system for the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union expected to boost lending, which has been falling in ECCU countries BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MARCH 3rd, 2017 (PRESS SEC) — Access to credit is one of the pillars of private sector growth. So in an effort to improve citizens’ access to loans from financial institutions, the […]

CARICOM governments ready to assist hurricane-hit Member States

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From CARICOM Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments, including Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Guyana, have indicated their readiness to assist Member States that were hit by Hurricane Matthew. On Monday, the Trinidad Express reported that the Trinidad and Tobago’s Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) stood ready to assist its Caribbean neighbours if required, […]

Physical activity promoted as part of 2016 Caribbean Wellness Day commemoration

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 05, 2016 (SKNIS): An important event that has been incorporated into the Independence 33 Celebrations is a physical activity that is slated for Saturday, September 10, as part of the commemoration of Caribbean Wellness Day 2016. As lead Prime Minister on Health, as well as Human and Social Development within the […]

Former Trinidadian pm to be buried on Saturday

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Mervyn Augustus Manning, who died on Sunday morning, will be given a state funeral. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, in making the announcement said the former political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM said his body will lie in State at […]

OECS celebrates 35th anniversary

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From CARICOM BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 12th, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – Thirty-five years ago this week, the Treaty of Basseterre was signed on June 18th, 1981, in the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis, establishing the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The original signatories were Antigua and Barbuda (signed by Deputy Premier Lester […]

SVG passes bill to end swearing of allegiance to Queen; swearing to SVG instead

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By WEFM99 From St Lucia News Online Parliament has approved the passage of a Bill that would allow government officials here to swear allegiance to the state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, rather than to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth second, Head of State of this country, and her heir and successors. The amendment to […]

T&T PM fires housing minister

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By Azad Ali With just six months into the new Trinidad and Tobago government Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has fired his Housing and Urban Development Minister Marlene McDonald from his Cabinet. McDonald is one of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) three deputy political leaders — she will now shift from the front the […]

Canada: Trudeau family’s Caribbean vacation splashed across the tabloids

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The Canadian Press From CTV OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is getting used to international media attention and now he is getting tabloid headlines for vacationing with his family at an exclusive resort in the Caribbean. The visit to Nevis, a small island that is part of the twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

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  Cayman Islands Grand Court Jurors Reporting Time Update  The Grand Court jury report time (not the date) has been changed. The date remains the same. All Grand Court Jurors who are in the 13 JANUARY – 5 APRIL 2016 session, please be advised that the report time on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 has been […]

Floods, landslides damage Grenada’s historic tunnel

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From Caribbean360 CMC – Grenada says it will spend an estimated two million EC dollars (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) on upgrading structures, including the century old tunnel in the city, damaged by floods and landslides over the last weekend. The authorities said that the tunnel, which serves as the main route into the city […]