Trinidad woman arrested in drug bust in St Kitts

November 28, 2016 admin 0

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — A joint law enforcement operation in St Kitts netted one kilo of cocaine on Tuesday. The person arrested for the bust is reportedly a female native of Trinidad, who recently arrived in the Federation for a few days. The bust reportedly took place at a guesthouse in Basseterre where the woman was staying. Police confirmed […More]

IMF approves US$41.6 million disbursement under rapid credit facility for Haiti

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WASHINGTON, USA — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved SDR 30.7125 million (about US$41.6 million) in financial assistance for Haiti under the rapid credit facility (RCF) to help the authorities meet urgent balance of payments needs arising from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. The funds will be made available immediately. The strong category-4 hurricane […More]

Prince Harry begins whirlwind royal tour of Caribbean

November 28, 2016 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (SKNIS) — Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales touched down to a red carpet welcome on Sunday, November 20, at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua aboard a British Airways commercial flight as he began his 15-day royal visit of several Caribbean countries, including St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, […More]

New discovery of firearms in container shipped to Haiti

November 12, 2016 admin 0

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — On Tuesday afternoon, Customs officers in Haiti discovered a new weapons shipment in a container at the Global Lafito wharf located 20 km north of the capital, Port au Prince. Seven Smith and Wesson pistols, five Glock model 40, more than 400 rounds of ammunition for the Glock, nearly 100 9mm bullets and 57 magazines […More]

Jamaican cabinet approves plan to boost arrivals from Canada

November 12, 2016 admin 0

By Denise Dennis KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaican Cabinet has given approval for the implementation of a rescue plan for the Canadian tourism market. The objective is to increase arrivals to the island from Canada for the 2016/2017 winter season, which starts in December. Minister of education, youth and information, Senator Ruel Reid, said as part of the plan, […More]

UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign kicks off in Haiti

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — A vaccination campaign against cholera began on Tuesday in the areas of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with support from the United Nations and other institutions. “Today in Haiti marks the first day of a vaccination campaign against cholera in areas ravaged by Hurricane Matthew,” Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN secretary-general, told […More]

IMF staff completes 2016 mission to Antigua-Barbuda

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Meredith Arnold McIntyre, visited Antigua and Barbuda during October 26-November 7 to conduct the 2016 Article IV consultation. At the conclusion of the visit, McIntyre made the following statement: “The economy is expected to expand by 3.7 percent in 2016, underpinned by the continued recovery in the tourism […More]

WILLIAMS’ STATEMENT ON TRUMP WINNING ELECTION

November 12, 2016 admin 0

“As I gathered my thoughts I realized that now adding salt to the deep wound, are those trying to downplay the importance racism, xenophobia, jingoism, and misogyny played in this election. The very things that so many of us were consistently told weren’t a part of America. And too many deny the impact it has on continually disenfranchising communities. “Many […More]

WICB defends player release levy

November 12, 2016 admin 0

Port of Spain The West Indies Cricket Board’s move to levy “release fees” on Caribbean players seeking to take part in overseas Twenty20 tournaments has already been accepted by Bangladesh and India. This is according to a WICB media release yesterday that also defended the policy of levying a charge for the granting of a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for […More]

IMF committed to assisting Caribbean countries address challenges, says deputy MD

November 12, 2016 admin 0

By LK Hewlett PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (WINN) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has re-affirmed its commitment to working with Caribbean nations in addressing the challenges that stand in the way of securing strong, inclusive and sustainable growth. Caribbean prime ministers, finance ministers and central bank governors, donors, representatives from international financial institutions, and the private sector were recently […More]

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