March 1, 2021

The View from Europe: A helpful confluence of events

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now It is clear from a recent visit to Washington that there is a renewed interest in the Caribbean and that its concerns are back on the US agenda. How this has come about owes little if anything to the usual process of policy development, but to an accidental […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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  Cayman Finance & Cayman Islands government sign new agreement Cayman Finance is delighted to announce the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Cayman Islands Government, which serves to enhance the already close working relationship that Cayman’s financial services industry has with Government. Taking place at a recent Cayman Finance Members briefing […]

BVI-USVI visa waiver scheme remains in place

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By Claire Hunter From Caribbean News Now ROAD TOWN, BVI — Following recent reports in the media surrounding the problems of British Virgin Islanders entering the US Virgin Islands on their British Overseas Territory passports, the Office of the Governor and Civil Registry and Passport Office has confirmed that the USVI and BVI visa waiver […]

Cayman Islands: Zika Virus Update as of 4 April, 2016.

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From The Cayman Islands Ministry of Health The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, is advising the public that as of Monday 4 April, 2016 there are no reported or confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands. “Even though the virus continues to spread steadily throughout the region, as at Monday, […]

USVI to launch mosquito control program to reduce zika transmission

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From Caribbean News Now ST CROIX, USVI — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded an initial 90-day emergency contract to implement the USVI vector control plan, an important part of the territory’s response to zika. Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) was selected by CDC as part of a national vector […]

Hōkūle‘a reaches the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean

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From Maui News The Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hōkūle‘a made another monumental touchpoint, reaching the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean on Sunday morning. The arrival marks the canoe’s first landing in a US territory since Hōkūle‘a visited Pago Pago in American Samoa in October 2014. Captain and Pwo navigator Kalepa Baybayan said the crew is […]

Fox Rothschild, Virgin Islands reach temporary deal in tax beef

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By Gina Passarella, From The Legal Intelligencer Fox Rothschild has withdrawn a request for a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Virgin Islands after the U.S. territory agreed to halt its tax collection efforts against the firm until a dispute over the validity of the taxes is resolved. The move canceled a hearing on the […]

Former USVI governor arrested on embezzlement charges

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From Caribbean News Now ST THOMAS, USVI — The former governor of the US Virgin Islands was arrested on Tuesday morning on two felony counts of alleged financial improprieties in relation to widely publicized security improvements on his house in 2007. John deJongh was arrested by USVI authorities on charges of embezzling public funds and […]

Caribbean stakeholders to discuss marijuana tourism

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Richard Kildare, the deputy chief executive officer of Jamaica’s first medical marijuana company, will lead off debate on the notion or reality of marijuana tourism during the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) later this month. The September 17-19 conference will be held in […]

No Caribbean appetite for a rum fight

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday August 7, 2014 – It is alarming that Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, John Beale, has publicly stated that CARICOM (the 15-nation Caribbean Community) is “inactive” and needs to take a position on the issue of Caribbean rums being wiped-out of the US market. Inactivity […]