IMF willing to help hurricane-ravaged Caribbean countries

November 24, 2017 admin 0

By Latonya Linton KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director, Christine Lagarde, says her organisation is willing to help the Caribbean countries severely affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The IMF stands ready to do whatever it can to help in those situations – in assessing macroeconomic implications, determining financing needs, and providing financial […More]

Prince Charles Arrives In Antigua

November 24, 2017 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prince Charles arrived in Antigua on Friday – his first stop on a visit to hurricane-hit Caribbean islands. He was accompanied by new International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who is making her first overseas visit since replacing her predecessor Priti Patel. The Prince of Wales was greeted at the V.C. Bird International Airport by the governor-general […More]

Caribbean countries urged to monetise intellectual property

October 13, 2017 admin 0

By Claudia Gardner NEGRIL, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica’s minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sports, Olivia Grange, has urged Caribbean countries to place greater emphasis on monetising intellectual property (IP). Addressing the Association of Caribbean Copyright Societies (ACCS) regional conference on October 7, the minister said only a targeted multi-disciplinary approach to monetising IP, which includes the public and private […More]


April 27, 2017 admin 0

U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration’s stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices […More]

Caribbean Bracing For Increase In Criminal Deportees

March 30, 2017 admin 0

By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — An expected increase in the number of Caribbean nationals that will be deported from the US for serious crimes in the coming months is being considered by many Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as a threat to their national security. US President Donald Trump has not only signaled his administration’s intention to accelerate […More]

Antigua-Barbuda Billionaire Diplomat ‘Disappears’ In Hong Kong

February 6, 2017 admin 0

Billionaire Antigua-Barbuda Diplomat ‘Disappears’ In Hong Kong ST JOHN’S, Antigua — One of Antigua and Barbuda’s economic envoys and diplomatic passport holder, Xiao Jianhua, a billionaire with ties to the Chinese government, has reportedly been abducted from his Hong Kong residence by Chinese police. Xiao, 45, was allegedly taken from his residence in a Hong Kong hotel and transported into […More]

USA MUSLIM BAN: Letter: Nancy Story Nance

February 6, 2017 admin 0

Dear Sir: MSNBC, and Mr Malcolm Nance, should be called upon by our government to explain or substantiate claims made in the recent Joy Reid/Nance/MSNBC interview. A letter from the attorney general of Trinidad and Tobago should be sent, via our embassy in Washington, to MSNBC, and copied to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Secretary, the Director […More]

Qatar talks citizenship investment collaboration with St Kitts & Nevis

January 30, 2017 admin 0

JANUARY 10TH, 2017 (PRESS SEC) — His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, a Qatari diplomat and statesman, who is also Qatar’s candidate for the post of Director-General of UNESCO, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris today, Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, in Basseterre, St. Kitts. In late November 2016 – following Prime Minister Harris’ […More]

Carmona gets death threat

January 27, 2017 admin 0

Security agencies are monitoring the situation following receipt last Sunday of death threats on the life of President Anthony Carmona, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday. The anonymous death threat was received at the Police Command Centre before noon last Sunday, at approximately 11 am, it was confirmed by police sources. The caller – reportedly male – claimed to […More]

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