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It is time…

The MDC – going forward Options – pros and cons! by Bennette Roach It is time, now that the PDM Government, less than a month shy of two years, do what should have been their first order of business. This is so even after they had botched the Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC) failure, and given […]

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Bank Interest Levy Act/Tax

How to confuse the public! By Bennette Roach On Wednesday evening August 10, 2016, ZJB Radio in its evening days’ major news broadcast presented a Release dated August 2, 2016, it received from Bank of Montserrat Ltd., whose majority shareholder is the Government of Montserrat. The release titled “Public Education Releases – What is Bank […]

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A Journey Through National Trauma Via Cirque du Soleil–Style Performance Art

The odd spectacle of the Rio Olympics’ austere, exuberant, didactic opening ceremony. By Willa Paskin www.Slate.com – Rio Olympics The Opening of Rio Olympics Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images The runup to the Olympic is often rife with schadenfreude: Would Bejing’s […]

David Jessop is a consultant to the Caribbean Council and can be contacted at david.jessop@caribbean-council.org. Previous columns can be found at www.caribbean-council.org

Commentary: The View from Europe: The changing face of the Caribbean – Part 1

18 September 2016

Caribbean News Now Published on September 10, 2016 By David JessopOver the next ten years it is likely that the ways in which we all think about the Caribbean will change radically. Oil and gas discoveries in countries once seen as being at the margins of the region; deep water ports offering close access to the […]

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David Jessop is a consultant to the Caribbean Council and can be contacted at david.jessop@caribbean-council.org. Previous columns can be found at www.caribbean-council.org

Commentary: The View from Europe: The changing face of the Caribbean – Part 2

18 September 2016

Caribbean News Now: Published on September 17, 2016 By David JessopHow should we regard the Caribbean’s future? Should it be with pessimism as some commentators suggest, or with optimism? The answer seems to lie in how one measures the likely effect of change. Looked at objectively, it is probable that over the next decade the regional […]

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Antigua undaunted by SVG threat to starve LIAT of funds

17 September 2016

 by Kieron MurdochAntigua Daily Observer – Sept 17, 2016  – The government of Antigua & Barbuda has said that it stands ready to fill any monetary void left by St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG), after its Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves blasted the regional carrier for poor service to SVG and promised that his government will […]

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines puts a hold on funds for LIAT

16 September 2016

by STAFF WRITER  KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sept 15, CMC – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government says it will not inject any more funds into the cash-strapped regional carrier, LIAT, until the airline improves its services to the island. Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves led a delegation for talks here with a LIAT management […]

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Former FIFA vice president banned for life from football

16 September 2016

  Published on September 12, 2016 GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — FIFA has banned its former vice president, Cayman Islander Jeffrey Webb, from football for life and will be issuing a fine in excess of US$1 million to the former president of both CIFA and CONCACAF.In a statement on Friday from the scandal-rocked global football […]

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Venezuelans trading guns, ammo with Trinidadians for food

16 September 2016

Mainland Venezuela is only seven miles from Trinidad’s Chacachacare Island. Photo: Flickr/Nature Trekking In Trinidad & Tobago PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – September 16, 2016 – Venezuelans and residents of Trinidad and Tobago are reportedly bartering on the high seas, where arms and ammunition are sold or exchanged for food and basic commodities. These trades also […]

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Zero tolerance for cops who breach code of conduct – Acting Police Commissioner

04 September 2016

by STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sep. 4, CMC – Acting Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine has warned members of the security forces of a zero tolerance approach if they breach the code of conduct. Ramnarine, warned members of the Traffic and Anti-crime Patrol division of the police force, in light of recent reports regarding the […]

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Seven Caribbean nationals apprehended following multi-million dollar drug seizure

04 September 2016

by STAFF WRITER  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sep. 4, CMC – Seven Caribbean nationals have been apprehended following a two massive drug seizures by the United States Coast Guard in the region. On Friday, the Coast Guard said it seized contraband – with an estimated value of US$33.9 million on two separate occasions. In the […]

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Spanish nun robbed and killed in Haiti

04 September 2016

by STAFF WRITER PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Sep. 4, CMC – A Spanish missionary who was murdered here last week has been described as a “tireless servant of God”. On Sunday, at the conclusion of a Mass in which he canonized Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Pope Francis said Isabel Sola Matas, 51 also said the […]

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EU hits Apple with $14.6 billion tax bill

31 August 2016

CNN Money by Ivana Kottasova   @ivanakottasova  Apple’s $14.6B tax bill explained  Ireland must recover up to 13 billion euros ($14.6 billion) in unpaid taxes from Apple, European officials said on Tuesday. The tax ruling is the biggest the European Union has ever made regarding a single company, and it could spark a huge transatlantic […]

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Virgin boss, Sir Richard Branson injured in biking accident

27 August 2016

by STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Aug. 26, CMC – Founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson on Friday revealed details of what he says was a near brush with death in a cycling accident on the island of Virgin Gorda in this British overseas territory. Branson, who lives on his private Caribbean island […]

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Tropical Strom Gaston expected to strengthen

27 August 2016

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Earthquake shakes Santo Domingo

27 August 2016

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Former Virgin Islands Senator charged with embezzlement of Legislative funds

26 August 2016

by STAFF WRITER WASHINGTON, Aug 25, CMC – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a former Virgin Islands senator has been extradited from Modena, Italy for allegedly defrauding the government of the Virgin Islands of tens of thousands of dollars while he served as a senator in the territorial legislature. On Wednesday, the […]

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Jamaican government committed to universal access to secondary education

26 August 2016

by Staff Writer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug. 25, CMC – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration is committed to ensuring universal access to secondary education. He said although government has limited resources and there are challenges, education should be a right for all Jamaican children. Holness said children should be entitled to a place in […]

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Jamaica sees increase in adult literacy rate

26 August 2016

by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug. 24, CMC – Jamaica’s adult literacy rate has increased to 87 per cent. Deputy Executive Director of Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) ,Dr. Grace-Camille Munroe says this is a very positive development. She however noted that the island is still lagging behind some of its Caribbean neighbours. Munroe […]

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Are the real “Access” facts on the table? What or Who guides the discussions?

25 August 2016

By Bennette Roach Let us follow up with the discussion which suggests that the Montserrat Government (not just the Premier), the Ministers and Public Servants, must seek to understand the issue of “Access” and the issues surrounding it, as against the ‘folly and emotional need’ of a ferry. At the moment as far as cargo […]

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Strong tropical wave nears Leeward Islands

24 August 2016

by STAFF WRITER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug. 24, CMC – A strong tropical wave and associated area of low pressure is impacting weather conditions in the northern Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. On Wednesday afternoon, the Miami based National Hurricane Centre said an Air Force Reconnaissance aircraft and surface observations indicate that the system still lacks […]

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