Trinidad woman arrested in drug bust in St Kitts

November 12, 2016 admin 0

By LK Hewlett 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 […More]

Dominica baroness a regional embarrassment, says Antigua PM

November 8, 2016 admin 0

LONDON, England — Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has described reports of profligate misspending and wastage by Commonwealth secretary general, Dominican-born Baroness Patricia Scotland, as an embarrassment to the Caribbean. Browne said that, instead of bringing benefits to the region, she brought shame, the Antigua Observer reported. He said the election of a real Caribbean person of great […More]

Guyana cannot afford a refinery, oil experts warn

November 8, 2016 admin 0

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — With a required 20 to 30 square kilometers of land somewhere along Guyana’s coastal belt to build a refinery, and a deep-water channel with a one kilometer width to access it from the Atlantic Ocean, leading minds in the oil exploration industry have told the Guyana Guardian that it will cost somewhere around G$900 billion dollars (about […More]

Direct commercial flights commence from US to Santiago De Cuba

November 8, 2016 admin 0

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Flight 098 of US airline Silver Airways landed on Thursday in Santiago de Cuba with 34 people onboard to open the eastern Cuba city to direct commercial flights from the United States. The aircraft, a small Saab 340-B, arrived to the traditional water cannon baptism. It is the first of the daily one hour-fifty five minutes […More]

Global internet giant backs Caribbean technology development

November 7, 2016 admin 0

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — A global Internet giant is partnering with a Caribbean-based group to advance regional technology development. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is joining forces with the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) to build the capacity of the region’s technical community. ICANN coordinates the Internet’s system of unique addresses. The global nonprofit organization is […More]

Dozens of illegal Haitian migrants discovered in St Martin

November 7, 2016 admin 0

MARIGOT, St Martin — Police officers of French border control, Police aux Frontières (PAF), who suspected trafficking of migrants in Marigot Bay in the French part of the island of St Martin/St Maarten), discovered during a control operation conducted with support of Customs and the gendarmerie, that 52 illegal migrants, mostly of Haitian nationality (28 men, 17 women and 7 […More]

Building the Caribbean internet economy

November 7, 2016 admin 0

By Gerard Best PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — In the Caribbean, change is in the air. In fact, it’s in the cloud. There’s a new conversation among the community of technology experts who spearhead Caribbean Internet development, and the buzz is no longer just about physical infrastructure. The architects of the region’s digital future are actively taking steps to strengthen the […More]

Some regional central bank banks turn to SWIFT to combat de-risking threat

November 7, 2016 admin 0

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Eight regional central banks have signed up to adopt the sanctions screening service and Know Your Customer (KYC) Registry provided by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) in an effort to combat the threat posed to the region by de-risking measures imposed in correspondent banking relationships. The trend of de-risking – the decision taken by […More]

Lockhart Sebastien replaces Courtney Walsh as West Indies selector

November 7, 2016 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Lockhart Sebastien has been appointed as a selector for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Sebastien, who was an alternate selector for the last four years, replaces Courtney Walsh. Sebastien brings a tremendous amount of experience to the new post having served in several capacities from as far back as 1974. The Dominican has managed the […More]

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