St. Lucia Closes Airports Effective Midnight Tonight

Staff Consortium | March 23, 2020

The Government of St. Lucia on Monday announced the closure of the country's airports to all incoming commercial and private flights effective 11:59 p...

Dominica Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

Ernice Gilbert | March 22, 2020

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – A 54-year-old citizen of Dominica was on Sunday confirmed as the first person to test positive for the coronavirus, COVID19....

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Jamaica Confirms 19 Cases of Coronavirus, Closes All Air and Seaports

Staff Consortium | March 21, 2020

JAMAICA — Jamaica  Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced on Friday that three additional cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed,...

Caribbean's Economy to Suffer Through Multiple Channels Because of Covid-19, Says Economic Commission Chief

Staff Consortium | March 20, 2020

SANTIAGO, CHILE — The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena,  on Thursday war...

Barbados Confirms its First Two Cases of Coronavirus

Staff Consortium | March 18, 2020

BARBADOS — The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Tuesday confirmed the first two cases of the coronavirus in Barbados. Minister of Health and Well...

Jamaica Now Has 10 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus

Staff Consortium | March 15, 2020

JAMAICA — The Jamaica Ministry of Health & Wellness reported Sunday that two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the island. This is follow...

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BVI Police Seek Help to Locate Wanted Man

Angela Burns | February 13, 2020

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS — BVI police is seeking t...

Britain Funds Digital Media Workshops for Caribbean Journalists

Staff Consortium | February 11, 2020

Media practitioners from St. Lucia were given the ...

Preparations for St. Lucia's 41st Independence Underway

Staff Consortium | January 22, 2020

ST. LUCIA — Preparations are underway for Saint ...

Business

European Union Removes BVI From List of Non Cooperative Tax Jurisdictions; USVI Stays On

Angela Burns | February 20, 2020

Tortola Bvi — The British Virgin Islands Has Been Removed From The European Union’s List Of Non Cooperative Jurisdictions For Tax Purposes. In Making The Announcement In The House Of Assembly On Thursday, Premier Andrew A. Fahie Said This Is A Significant Outcome And Sends A Very Important Message About Good Governance, Transparency And Accountability In The British Virgin Islands. In March 2019, The Eu Recognized The Bvi As Compliant With Its Fair Taxation Principles And A Cooperative Jurisdiction. However, The Bvi And 33 Other Jurisdictions Were Placed On The Grey List, Jurisdictions That Are Cooperative But Which Have Additional Technical…

Cayman Islands to Be Placed on List of “Uncooperative” Tax Countries

Staff Consortium | February 13, 2020

George Town, Cayman Islands, Cmc – Less Than A Month After The United Kingdom Exited The European Union (eu), It’s Reported That The Cayman Islands Will Be Placed On The Eu’s List Of Uncooperative Countries In Tax Matters, When The  european Council Meets Next Week.  The Financial Times On Wednesday Reported That The 27 Eu Ambassadors Decided To Place The British Overseas Territory On A List Of Nine Territories That Do Not Effectively Cooperate With The European Bloc. The European Finance Ministers Are Set To Confirm The Decision At A Meeting Next Tuesday. In Order To Avoid Inclusion On The Tax Blacklist, The Cayman Islands Government Last Year,…

New Hotel Project in Grenada Being Built By Dubai-Based Range Developments

Staff Consortium | February 12, 2020

St. George’s, Grenada, Cmc – The Grenada Government Has Welcomed The Start Of Construction Of The Multi-million Dollar 100-room Luxury Hotel On The East Coast, Saying It Will Impact “significantly” On The Island’s Rural Economy. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell Said That The Six Senses Hotel Project In La Sagesse, St. David’s Is Being Developed By Dubai-based Range Developments, An Investment And Hospitality Company, Operating Across The Eastern Caribbean. “the Government Of Grenada Fully Supports And Welcomes The Work Of Range Developments, Which Has An Outstanding Record Of Delivering The Finest, World Class Resorts In The Caribbean,” Mitchell…

Caribbean Development Bank Reiterates Urgent Call for Action on Cash-Strapped LIAT

Staff Consortium | February 12, 2020

Barbados, Cbc — The Caribbean Development Bank (cdb) Has Reiterated A Call For Urgent Attention To Be Taken To Address The Challenges Facing The Cash-strapped, Regional Airline, Liat. Cdb President Dr. Warren Smith Has Pointed To The Airline’s Financial Woes And The Impact Of High Taxes On Intra-regional Travel. “i Think Cdb’s Position, Based On A Number Of Studies That We Have Financed, Suggests That Intra-regional Travel Is A Very Important Part Of The Successful Development Of Our Countries,” He Told The Bank’s Annual News Conference. “most Of Us Are Small Island States And The Decline In Intra-regional Travel Traffic As A Consequence Of Heavy…

Entertainment

Jamaica Government Calls on Grammys to Place Reggae Award in Main Show

Staff Consortium | February 06, 2020

Jamaica — Jamaica Minister Of Culture, Gender, Entertainment…

Machel Montano Hints At Marrying His Longtime Girlfriend During Final Machel Monday on Feb. 17

Staff Consortium | January 27, 2020

  Trinidad — "look How Long Me And Me Girl Dating...…

Koffee Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Album

Staff Consortium | January 26, 2020

Jamaica — Jamaican Singing Sensation Koffee Has Won…