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  • Commentary: The View from Europe: Competition, connectivity and the Caribbean tourism market
    When the former US president, Barack Obama, announced in late 2014 that he was easing travel restrictions on US citizens wishing to visit Cuba, a frisson ran through the tourist industry in the rest of the region. Seminars and conferences were hastily convened, papers produced, and Caribbean...
  • West Indies Under-19 squad named for tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe
    ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has named the West Indies Under-19 squad for tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe. The tours are being undertaken as part of the Windies Under-19s’ build-up to the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
  • Trinidad and Tobago ministers rack up big bills - and social media outrage
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- With oil prices down, Trinidad and Tobago's energy-based economy has had to adjust. These are lean times; foreign exchange is less available and the government is trying to make up the country's revenue shortfall any way it can. Imagine the public's consternation, then...
  • Former Cayman Islands football official admits money laundering
    BROOKLYN, USA -- On Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Costas Takkas, pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in connection with his laundering of millions of dollars in bribes.
  • Haitian community receives equipment donation from ECTEL
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Managing director of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) Embert Charles has handed over a donation of electronic communications equipment and furniture to the Arcahaie (pronounced Lakayé in Creole) community to the north of...
  • Robert De Niro and James Packer: Meet the odd couple behind the 'Paradise Found' Caribbean project
    ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Paradise Found is the luxury quarter-of-a-billion dollar complex currently under construction on the island of Barbuda, and being bankrolled by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro and billionaire movie mogul James Packer. But how did this seemingly odd couple morph into a canny...
  • CDB and CCRIF launch integrated sovereign risk management in the Caribbean project
    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Thursday, the Caribbean Development Bank and CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) launched the Integrated Sovereign Risk Management in the Caribbean project.  This project seeks to enable all Caribbean...
  • Commentary: Haiti and its national and international debt status
    Up to this date, around mid-May 2017, the national and international debt of the Republic of Haiti hovers around US$3 billion. This sum represents $1 billion of internal debt and $2 billion of external one. It is a very small amount if we compare Haiti’s debt with other Caribbean countries that are...
  • IRS conducts financial investigative techniques course on Grenada
    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The US Department of the Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Criminal Investigation hosted a financial investigative techniques workshop in Grenada from May 22-26 to assist police and financial intelligence units from across the Eastern Caribbean...
  • Letter: Now the facts...
    I cannot allow the lies and rubbish written by your columnist Bousquet to pass unchallenged. It is so often the case of extreme leftists spreading untruths, leaving who to challenge them? Unfortunately hardly anybody, which is where I come in. In his post of 25th May entitled, ‘Grenada must not...
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