July 4, 2022

Barbados deports Vincentian woman

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From Caribbean News Service BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 24 2017 – A Bridgetown Magistrate Monday ordered the deportation of a Vincentian woman after she pleaded guilty to theft. The non-national was listed as 45-year-old Paurline Jacobs, also known as Leolina Pearlina Jack, who was living at the corner of Deacons Road, St Michael. She told the […]

Five star Caribbean resort wins $11m damages claim against ex-accountants

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From Travel Weekly UK The firm behind a luxury Caribbean resort has won a High Court battle and damages of more than $11 million against its former accountants. Harlequin Hotels and Resorts which owns Buccament Bay in St Vincent and the Grenadines, hosts weddings and sports masterclasses from ex-pros such as tennis star Pat Cash […]

FAO and OECS host workshop to enhance intra-regional agriculture trade

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — Agriculture leaders in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) convened for a two-day meeting in St Lucia last week to discuss viable options towards enhancing intra-regional trade of agricultural commodities in the OECS. The workshop, organised by the OECS with the support of the Food and […]

St Vincent PM addresses LIAT issues

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By Theresa Blackman BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has sought to “clear the air” on some of the misconceptions about regional air carrier LIAT. Gonsalves, who is the chairman of the majority shareholder governments of the carrier, was in Barbados for the prime ministerial grouping’s […]

Secretary-General expresses deep concern over powerful hurricane in the Caribbean

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From The Commonwealth Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has today expressed deep concern over the news that a “very powerful” category 4 hurricane is headed to Jamaica. With 155 mph winds, Hurricane Matthew briefly escalated to a category 5 – the top hurricane classification. It is the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007, which affected […]

Barbados gets mixed review in 2016 Caribbean HDR

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By Colville Mounsey From Barbados Today Women living in Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines can expect a fairer shot at senior managerial jobs when compared to their counterparts in other Caribbean countries. This is according to data contained in the latest Caribbean Human Development Report, released today by the United Nations Development Programme. […]

UK-based organisation pays medical bill for St Vincent toddler

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From Caribbean News Now LONDON, England — Ariella Alexander from St Vincent and the Grenadines suffers with a condition known as steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome, which causes the kidneys to leak large amounts of protein into the urine. Ariella, who is one half of a set of twins, was in desperate need of an ultrasound […]

Vincentians benefit from two major USAID projects

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Vincentians are benefitting from a modernized juvenile justice system and are better equipped to adapt to climate change as a result of two major projects supported by the US government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). USAID Mission […]

The Editor Speaks: Cybercrime bills

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On the surface cybercrime bills sound good. They nearly always contain legislation to punish criminals who gain unauthorised access and interference to your computer with the intention of committing an offence. Unauthorised disclosure of password or access code, child pornography, computer forgery, computer fraud, cyber stalking and cyber-bullying are also normally criminalized in these bills. […]

‘Cybercrime Bill will stifle free expression’

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From Jamaica Observer Regional, international groups register disappointment at passage of legislation by St Vincent GONSALVES… says he is responsible to the Parliament rather than the media organisations (Arlene Martin – Wilkins) KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Regional and international media organisations have expressed their disappointment that the St Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament had […]