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Grenada minister accused of misleading statements

January 20, 2017
Grenada minister accused of misleading statements ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- At this week’s post-cabinet press briefing on Tuesday in Grenada, minister for health Nicholas Steele made a number of what have been described as misleading statements pertaining to the Grenadian by Rex Resorts and the requirements outlined in the 99-year lease.

Letter: Keith Mitchell continues to flip-flop - Part 2

January 18, 2017
Letter: Keith Mitchell continues to flip-flop - Part 2 The people of Grenada who are not happy with the performance of the Mitchell-led NNP government, should file for divorce come next election. Keith C. Mitchell before becoming prime minister of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, served as minister of works in the Blaize government.

Use economic citizenship funds wisely, says ECCB governor

January 17, 2017
Use economic citizenship funds wisely, says ECCB governor BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Guidelines and recommendations pertaining to the use of revenue from economic citizenship programmes in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have been put forward by Governor Timothy Antoine of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.

Non-performing loans threaten ECCU financial sector

January 17, 2017
Non-performing loans threaten ECCU financial sector BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- One of the leading threats to the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) financial system is the high level of non-performing loans of banks in the countries that share the EC dollar. This is according to Timothy Antoine, governor of the Eastern Caribbean...

Commentary: It's all about land

January 17, 2017
Commentary: It's all about land As 2016 breathed its last gasps of breath one might have expected that the New Year would be the one shining light at the end of the tunnel. That hope was soon dashed by what looms over the horizon for us in Anguilla. Already strapped by the results of a nonexistent economy, a government...

Commentary: Russia's US election meddling

January 17, 2017
Commentary: Russia's US election meddling The Americans are “hopping” mad, after the Russians have effectively implemented a regime change in their country. Well, to be more accurate, the US intelligence agencies have accused the Russian government – and, in particular, President Vladimir Putin – of giving a direct order to wage a cyber warfare...

Letter: Nazim Burke: A genius with a right plan - Part 1

January 17, 2017
Letter: Nazim Burke: A genius with a right plan - Part 1 Senator Victor Nazim Gordon Burke, according to his supporters, “is a political genius and a good leader, with a right plan, because he knows how to be political and get things done, while remaining humble and more importantly human, a good and capable leader”. This senator and leader of...

Citizenship consultants criticise Caribbean 'Passports for Sale' broadcast

January 16, 2017
Citizenship consultants criticise Caribbean 'Passports for Sale' broadcast BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Henley & Partners, a global residence and citizenship planning firm, with its headquarters in Europe, has criticised the CBS 60 Minutes television programme aired on January 1, 2017, as “one-sided”, saying that Caribbean citizenship-by-investment programmes...

Commentary: The View from Europe: The real challenge of citizenship programmes

January 14, 2017
Commentary: The View from Europe: The real challenge of citizenship programmes A few days into the New Year, Saint Lucia’s prime minister, Allen Chastanet, suggested that all five of the Eastern Caribbean nations that sell citizenship by investment (CBI) should develop a joint approach through the OECS secretariat. His proposal, which is unlikely to be adopted, came amid...

Definite benefits to citizenship by investment programmes, says Caribbean travel writer

January 13, 2017
Definite benefits to citizenship by investment programmes, says Caribbean travel writer LONDON, England -- There are definite benefits to the citizenship by investment programmes across the Caribbean, says Caribbean & Co. founder, Ursula Petula Barzey on the heels of a recent CBS 60 Minutes report called Passports for Sale, which painted a very negative picture.

Grenada government tries again to seize local hotel

January 12, 2017
Grenada government tries again to seize local hotel ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The government of Grenada has gone back to court in a second attempt to seize The Grenadian by Rex Resorts – a fully operational hotel currently complying with all the terms of its 99-year lease with the government. A legal challenge to the government’s first...

St Vincent PM remains opposed to economic citizenship

January 11, 2017
St Vincent PM remains opposed to economic citizenship BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has reiterated his disdain for the economic citizenship programmes being operated by some member states of the OECS. Gonsalves in his latest comment on the matter emphasized that...

Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Replace the Queen with Dwight Venner on the EC dollar!

January 10, 2017
Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Replace the Queen with Dwight Venner on the EC dollar! I grew-up at Hospital Road in Castries in the 1960s and 70s, seeing Dwight Venner walking up and down, to and from his nearby family home, ‘going to town’ and returning from St Mary’s College, the island’s top Catholic school for boys. Much younger, I attended primary school. But from my...

CBS broadcast stood still in time, says head of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship unit

January 9, 2017
CBS broadcast stood still in time, says head of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship unit BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The citizenship by investment programmes in the Caribbean are major talking points after a CBS 60 Minutes feature highlighted potential threats they pose to the national security interests of the US. Caribbean leaders have been swift to respond to what was...

Former St Kitts-Nevis minister weighs in on Caribbean citizenship programmes

January 7, 2017
Former St Kitts-Nevis minister weighs in on Caribbean citizenship programmes BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- With claims being made by the Dominica prime minister and various people on social media that Caribbean citizenship by investment programmes (CIPs) are being unfairly targeted by the CBS network in the United States, former St Kitts and Nevis minister...

Consultants affirm support for citizenship programmes in the Caribbean

January 7, 2017
Consultants affirm support for citizenship programmes in the Caribbean NEW YORK, USA -- Apex Capital Partners Corp., an advisory firm specializing in investment consulting and wealth management for a multinational audience, has commented on the state of the citizenship by investment (CIP) industry following scrutiny from an internationally broadcast...

Letter: The Mitchell-led NNP government is delivering for Grenada

January 7, 2017
Letter: The Mitchell-led NNP government is delivering for Grenada After reading your published articled entitled: “Why do Grenadians trust the British Privy Council but are afraid of British modern laws” by Hudson George, I decided to take up his (George’s) challenge to write an article on how I see the politics playing out in Grenada at this moment in time.

Stakeholders weigh in on Caribbean citizenship programmes

January 6, 2017
Stakeholders weigh in on Caribbean citizenship programmes NEW YORK, USA -- A statement issued on Wednesday by a public relations agency in New York has attempted to address the topic of citizenship by investment programmes in the Caribbean highlighted by the January 1 segment on '60 Minutes', and to bring to light “inaccuracies” made...

Commentary: Passports: Sale or saviour?

January 6, 2017
Commentary: Passports: Sale or saviour? On January 1, “60 Minutes”, an investigative programme aired by the US television company, CBS Corporation, ran a segment on “citizenship by investment programmes” (CIP) that are operated by several countries around the world. For reasons best known to itself, “60 Minutes”...

Grenada opposition political office burglarized and vandalized

December 31, 2016
Grenada opposition political office burglarized and vandalized ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The Carriacou office of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Grenada was burglarized and vandalized over the Christmas holidays. The police have been notified. No other building in the vicinity was targeted. The items stolen include...

Commentary: Why do Grenadians trust the British Privy Council but are afraid of British modern laws?

December 30, 2016
Commentary: Why do Grenadians trust the British Privy Council but are afraid of British modern laws? As the year 2016 is almost at an end, it seems as though some Grenadian politicians and political activists and religious leaders are telling the rest of the world that a majority of Grenada’s black population are stupid, and there is nothing wrong with the laws within the constitution that we are governed under.

Commentary: Big thanks to our 2016 sponsors!

December 29, 2016
Commentary: Big thanks to our 2016 sponsors! As 2016 comes to an end, and we get ready to explode off the 2017 starting block, I glance back over my shoulder to take a quick look to recognize and applaud the assistance of corporate and domestic citizens alike who have partnered with Motiv-8 For Change International to engage...

Letter: Cry cry baby Peter David singing for his supper!

December 28, 2016
Letter: Cry cry baby Peter David singing for his supper! For many years, specialized professionals have been staying clear from politics in Grenada. Grenada politics has become very muddy and brutal among contestants. Gutter politics in Grenada has been around for a very long time, since during the Eric Gairy era. The country has suffered...

Letter: Winners and Losers 2016; Grenada's Personality of The Year

December 23, 2016
Letter: Winners and Losers 2016; Grenada's Personality of The Year 2016 would go down in history as a very eventful year with occurrence of long lasting political, economic and social changes all over the world. From Manila in the Philippines to Moscow Russia, London England, Paris France, Aleppo Syria, Rio de Janiero Brazil, Washington USA, Havana Cuba...

Letter: Shame on you, Dr Mitchell!

December 22, 2016
Letter: Shame on you, Dr Mitchell! Few days after delivering what was deemed the 2017 election budget, Dr Keith Mitchell in wrapping up the budget debate took an unfortunate swipe at Senator Nazim Burke. It was inconceivable that the holder of the office of prime minister would abuse the privilege of the house to attempt...

CDB approves grant for study on water and sewerage facilities in Grenada

December 21, 2016
CDB approves grant for study on water and sewerage facilities in Grenada BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant that will assist the government of Grenada in its efforts to improve the efficiency of the country’s water and sewerage network. The government is proposing to expand the St. George’s Water Supply System.

Several CARICOM countries failing to honour skills certificates

December 19, 2016
Several CARICOM countries failing to honour skills certificates GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- For those who had thought that any Guyanese citizen with an officially issued Caribbean Community (CARICOM) skills certificate can just roll into any CARICOM country and seek employment after showing the document to authorities will certainly have to think again.

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