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Canada imposes visa requirement on St Kitts-Nevis citizens

Canada imposes visa requirement on St Kitts-Nevis citizens

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- As of 12:00 pm EST on Saturday, citizens of St Kitts and Nevis now require a visa to travel to Canada. Following the announcement on Saturday, the St Kitts and Nevis government said that nationals in good standing travelling to Canada between...

Bahamas minister corrects OAS chief on immigration policy

Bahamas

Bahamas minister corrects OAS chief on immigration policy NASSAU, Bahamas -- Foreign affairs and immigration minister Fred Mitchell said on Friday that secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Inzulza was “ill informed” when he referred to the Department of Immigration’s efforts to limit illegal migration in The Bahamas as “round ups”.

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Royal Bank of Canada to close Caribbean wealth-management business

Business

Royal Bank of Canada to close Caribbean wealth-management business TORONTO, Canada -- Royal Bank of Canada plans to close its wealth management operations in the Caribbean, as the bank continues a retreat in its international wealth business that began last year in Latin America, Bloomberg News reported. “RBC Wealth Management is realigning...

New York event celebrates cultural diversity of Jamaica and South Africa

Features

New York event celebrates cultural diversity of Jamaica and South Africa NEW YORK, USA -- This year, the Black Culinary Alliance (BCA) global cultural awareness salute and black tie gala was held in New York on Friday night under the theme “Crossing Cultures: Jamaica and South Africa”. The event was held in support of the food cultural diversity of Jamaica and South Africa.

Beneficial ownership will be made public when the UK, US and Canada do so, says Bermuda

Bermuda

Beneficial ownership will be made public when the UK, US and Canada do so, says Bermuda HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The government of Bermuda's deputy premier and minister of finance, E.T. (Bob) Richards, announced on Friday that Bermuda will reserve any commitment to uphold a British model of beneficial ownership prior to international policy development in this area.

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Cuba calls for urgent reform of UN Security Council

Cuba

Cuba calls for urgent reform of UN Security Council NEW YORK, USA (ACN) -- Cuba reiterated at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday the urgent need to reform the Security Council to turn it into a transparent, representative and democratic body. "One of the major problems and challenges still facing the UN 69 years after it was founded...

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Repatriation of detained illegals a matter of high priority, says Trinidad minister

Trinidad & Tobago

Repatriation of detained illegals a matter of high priority, says Trinidad minister PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The minister of national security, Senator Gary Griffith, said that he is continuing to work with the officials of the Immigration Division and the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Trinidad and Tobago, to determine the best way forward in resolving the matter of...

Business Calendars

More than 8,000 cases of chikungunya reported in Curacao

Curacao

More than 8,000 cases of chikungunya reported in Curacao The chikungunya epidemic in Curacao is still not at its peak, according to the Public Health Department (GGD). The first patient in Curacao was reported in August. Now, in late November, there are more than 8,000 cases of chikungunya on the island. And if that is not enough, there are about 1,000 more...

Jamaica on track to welcome 3.5 million visitors this year

Jamaica

Jamaica on track to welcome 3.5 million visitors this year MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Tourism and entertainment minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill, said Jamaica is on track to welcome some 3.5 million visitors this year. The number, he said, involves a combination of cruise passengers and stopover arrivals. McNeill was addressing the opening session of...

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Cuban doctor infected with Ebola virus in stable condition

Cuba

Cuban doctor infected with Ebola virus in stable condition GENEVA, Switzerland (ACN) -- Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarrias, who contracted the Ebola virus during his work as part of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade in Sierra Leone, is in stable condition, though he feels very tired, said the head of the intensive care unit at Geneva’s Cantonal Hospital.

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Puerto Rico economic development secretary outlines strategic initiatives

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico economic development secretary outlines strategic initiatives SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Alberto Baco, Puerto Rico’s secretary of economic development and commerce, summarized initiatives and economic development strategies recently implemented as part of Puerto Rico's economic development plan, at the 14th annual Wall Street summit organized by...

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Caribbean Association of Banks holds annual meeting in Grenada

Business

Caribbean Association of Banks holds annual meeting in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) successfully completed its 41st conference and annual general meeting held in Grenada from 12-15 November. As a primary objective, CAB provides a forum that enables members to solve their common challenges.

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Trinidad and Tobago joins Caribbean in preparing action plan for managing World Heritage

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago joins Caribbean in preparing action plan for managing World Heritage PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago’s Dr Kris Rampersad will participate in the preparation of a five-year action plan on World Heritage for the Caribbean this month. Hosted by Cuba, the meeting will bring together the focal points for World Heritage in 20 member and associate states.

Island Journal

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Retaining brand loyalty

Opinion

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Retaining brand loyalty While it may initially seem off-topic, I wonder if we could better apply the same concept to tourism. Out of the blue I took a call recently from our television network provider. A nice lady stated that as we had been customers for ten years that they were going to give us a month’s trial of a movie channel.

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Commentary: The thinking behind the proroguing of Guyana's parliament: What drives the PPP?

Opinion

Commentary: The thinking behind the proroguing of Guyana's parliament: What drives the PPP? Calls by Dr Rupert Roopnarine and Ms Lurlene Nestor, members of the opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), for boycott of the Guyana Times and the state media and businesses that aid the PPP’s authoritarian rule respectively have drawn swift and sustaining vitriol from the PPP.

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Letter: The Argyle International Airport, 'a crisis a day that keeps the tourists away'

Letters

Letter: The Argyle International Airport, 'a crisis a day that keeps the tourists away' I often read the writings of Karl Eklund, who describes himself as a retired nuclear physicist, environmental scientist, and amateur theologian. Runs and edits the medium svgblog.blogspot.com. Today, whilst going over some of his past editions, I came across one dated Saturday, 25th September 2010.

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Letters from the Campaign Trail: Coronation or is it an election?

Letters

Letters from the Campaign Trail: Coronation or is it an election? Thank you, Mocking Walker. Mockers’ News Desk has been inundated with calls regarding various ‘funny’ campaign news that regular folk want to let the world know; so a PSA from our host Sir Manley Mockingstar – if you can’t reach the news desk because of our busy phones or they just go unanswered...

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Letter: Criminals within the NNP government

Letters

Letter: Criminals within the NNP government The prime minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell has already signaled that he is not a “people’s prime minister” and his government is one of division and made up of criminals. Here we have Chester Humphrey, said to be a wanted man, and Peter David, who reportedly committed real estate fraud in New York.

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