Archive for June, 2013

St Vincent: Final ten seek to dethrone Empress

St Vincent: Final ten seek to dethrone Empress

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2013; KINGSTOWN, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – The panel of five judges have selected the final ten calypsonians to mount a challenge to dethrone the reigning Saint Vincent and the Grenadines calypso monarch Fya Empress making Caribbean news. The ten successful calypsonians are -: Ron B, Diya, John Dougan, Shaunelle, Homey, […]

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Socialized medicine for the Virgin Islands: or Russian roulette

Socialized medicine for the Virgin Islands: or Russian roulette

| June 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fully socialized medicine for the Virgin Islands: or Russian roulette. This story looks at the Cuban model of socialized medicine in comparison with the US privatized healthcare system The best thing to have come out of Post World War 2 socialism and the European Welfare state is clearly this: in numerous countries such as Cuba, France, […]

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Anguilla Chief Minister called a ‘Lunatic’ in public

Anguilla Chief Minister called a ‘Lunatic’ in public

| June 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Statement: The Evangelical Association and the Anguilla Christian Council condemn the disrespectful statements that were made about the Hon. Chief Minister of Anguilla Mr. Hubert Hughes at a public meeting over the weekend. The Chief Minister was referred to as “a lunatic” at a meeting of the Anguilla United Front which was held in the vicinity […]

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Majid Michel, Pascal Amanfo… in NATION UNDER SIEGE

Majid Michel, Pascal Amanfo… in NATION UNDER SIEGE

| June 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

“What is the need for the blood shed”? He will not stop until the entire nation is wiped out. It becomes worse when a new member – more fearless and ruthless than the leader – is introduced. While the Police Force are fighting tirelessly to curb this group, little are they aware of their next […]

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Marijuana in the Caribbean: Penny wise and Pound foolish…

Marijuana in the Caribbean: Penny wise and Pound foolish…

| June 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Whilst our country people are crying, there is need to improve our economy, create new industry, time for St. Lucia legalize marijuana, think of the revenue on 20% VAT. It will take a brave Caribbean leader to take a decision becoming the first Caribbean country to legalize Marijuana. Our police will spend more time dealing […]

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Trinidad and Tobago footballer signs for Indian club

Trinidad and Tobago footballer signs for Indian club

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

In more Caribbean news, Cricket has always remained a common link between India and the Caribbean Islands. But now football too seems to be bridging the gap between the two nations. The newly-promoted Indian Football League (I-League) club Shillong Lajong FC have signed up Trinidad and Tobago World Cupper Cornell Glen for their forthcoming 2013-14 […]

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‘Black Gold’: A Caribbean Perspective

‘Black Gold’: A Caribbean Perspective

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Oil exploration in the Caribbean – Pros and Cons

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Tourism effects…Financial Leakage

Tourism effects…Financial Leakage

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

In other Caribbean news…Mention the Caribbean to anyone and their first thought is most likely to be of white-sand beaches, palm trees, and relaxation. In the eyes of the world, the Caribbean is a holiday destination, and with good reason. The region hosts over 10 million tourists per year, and hoards over 50% of the […]

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Caribbean Diaspora Stepping Up APD Campaign

Caribbean Diaspora Stepping Up APD Campaign

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Air Passenger Duty (APD), a tax charged on every airline ticket out of the United Kingdom, negatively affects Caribbean communities, tourism and travel. It caused a marked increase in the cost of flights from the United Kingdom to Caribbean destinations. Due to its method of calculation, it has also become cheaper to travel to […]

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Saint Lucia Carnival – 2013 Launch

Saint Lucia Carnival – 2013 Launch

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In other Caribbean news, with an ECM   Government allocation to the ‘stakeholders’ of Saint Lucia’s 2013 Carnival Season. With local Sponsors Digicel, Piton Beer, Bounty Rum amongst  other commercial houses on board, this year’s Carnival extravaganza, is now  set for some ‘Cultural  excitement’. This follows a ‘blast off’ event organized by the Saint Lucia Carnival […]

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