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Grenada and St Kitts-Nevis officially to join ALBA next month

Grenada and St Kitts-Nevis officially to join ALBA next month

HAVANA, Cuba -- It is expected that the membership of Grenada and St Kitts and Nevis will be made official during 13th summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) in Havana, Cuba, on December 14, when the regional bloc will also celebrate the tenth anniversary of its founding.

St Kitts-Nevis constitutional motion hearing postponed

St Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts-Nevis constitutional motion hearing postponed BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The constitutional motion case brought by St Kitts and Nevis opposition alliance Team Unity was adjourned on Thursday by high court judge Marlene Carter, after the defendants said they hadn't been given enough time to prepare for the matter.

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Former executive director of USVI legislature convicted of bribery and extortion

US Virgin Islands

Former executive director of USVI legislature convicted of bribery and extortion ST THOMAS, USVI -- After a three-day trial, a federal jury found the former executive director of the legislature of the US Virgin Islands guilty of accepting bribes and extortion in the awarding of contracts with the legislature. Louis “Lolo” Willis, 56, of St Thomas, USVI, was convicted of two counts of...

Amnesty International told to stay out Bahamas affairs

Bahamas

Amnesty International told to stay out Bahamas affairs NASSAU, Bahamas -- Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader Branville McCartney said on Thursday that Amnesty International should “stay out of our business” when it comes to the government’s new immigration policy. “They obviously do not know what is going on here,” McCartney told...

Jamaica expects more Chinese visitors

Jamaica

Jamaica expects more Chinese visitors MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- The recent elimination of the need for Chinese tourists to obtain a visitor’s visa to vacation in Jamaica is expected to play a major role in attracting nationals from that country, says tourism and entertainment minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill.

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St Kitts-Nevis opens largest greenhouse in the Caribbean

St Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts-Nevis opens largest greenhouse in the Caribbean BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- At 24 meters tall and more than 14,000 sq ft, St Kitts and Nevis has opened the largest greenhouse in the Caribbean region in a project described as “a dream come true.”  That was expressed by Taiwan’s resident ambassador, Miguel Li-Jey Tsao, at a ceremony marking...

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Barbados wants more Canadian tourists

Barbados

Barbados wants more Canadian tourists BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Prime Minister Freundel Stuart believes that Barbados must take back the Canadian tourism market. He expressed this view on Wednesday evening during a reception held for 33 Canadians who were in Barbados on a ten-day visit organised by Betty Hope-Gittens.

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Jamaica to host CXC governance meetings

Jamaica

Jamaica to host CXC governance meetings KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica will host the annual governance meetings of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on 4th and 5th December 2014 in Kingston, Jamaica. The meeting of the School Examinations Committee (SEC) will be held on Thursday 4th December and the 46th meeting of Council...

Commentary: The next Commonwealth secretary general

Opinion

Commentary: The next Commonwealth secretary general In November 2015 the Commonwealth will have to choose a new secretary general. The position, once occupied by high-profile globally known figures, has in recent years lost much of its lustre as the organisation has become less central as its office holders have failed to rise to the vital international role...

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Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Democracy and finance

Opinion

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Democracy and finance Finance always poses a disadvantage and danger to democracy, when power and control is sought at all cost. Whilst it is welcome news that monies will be amassed to aid with the constitution reform project in Grenada, it must be of grave concern about the plans and procedures for the use of the monies.

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Letter: The Housing and Land Development Corp: An example of government waste

Letters

Letter: The Housing and Land Development Corp: An example of government waste The St Vincent and the Grenadines Housing and Land Development Corporation (HLDV) announced that they will be demolishing some of the houses and they did correction work on other houses in the poorly constructed houses that made up the Campden Park low income housing scheme.

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Letter: Dominica's Electoral Commission: Is it really independent?

Letters

Letter: Dominica's Electoral Commission: Is it really independent? Each time without fail, when there is an issue of national importance raised, and I read some of the comments been made, I am reminded of the pronouncement of the late Pierre Charles, that "some Dominicans wear their ignorance like a badge of honour". Here it is we have serious concerns about the most...

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Fudadin named by West Indies for South Africa Test tour

Sports

Fudadin named by West Indies for South Africa Test tour ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Committee has named Assad Fudadin to the West Indies Test tour to South Africa. Darren Bravo, who had been offered a contract for the series, wrote to the Chairman of Selectors, Clive Lloyd, and citing personal reasons...

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Legend Stig Blomqvist to drive iconic rally car in Barbados

Sports

Legend Stig Blomqvist to drive iconic rally car in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- One of motor sport’s all-time greats will be at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados for ROC 2014 on December 13-14 as 1984 World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist takes to the track to show off the classic Audi Quattro S1 Group B rally car. An icon of rallying’s halcyon days...

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