Category: Montserrat News

Passports: Sale or Saviour?

Passports: Sale or Saviour?

| January 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

On January 1st,, “60 minutes”, an investigative programme aired by the US television company, CBS Corporation, ran a segment on “Citizenship by Investment Programmes” (CIP) that are operated by several countries around the world.   For reasons best known to itself, “60 minutes” focused on three Caribbean islands after paying merely a passing glance at Malta, […]

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Exceptionalism and failure: Caribbean lessons from Britain

Exceptionalism and failure: Caribbean lessons from Britain

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Brexit chickens are coming home to roost in a troubled British economy, however much British government ministers and other English nationalistic hopefuls are trying to suggest otherwise. It was a colossal mistake to hold the referendum.  In the words of former Conservative Party Prime Minister, David Cameron, it “unleashed the demons”.   The decision of […]

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Celebrity chef  Levi Roots signs on to Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017

Celebrity chef Levi Roots signs on to Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

By David F. Roberts After months of negotiations CaribDirect Multi-Media is pleased to announce Jamaican musician, celebrity chef and TV presenter Levi Roots will be participating in Grace Foods Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017 by giving an inspirational speech at the Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2017. Billed for Friday 18th August 2017 at […]

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Jus’ Caribbean Festival: Jus’ right for the Caribbean says diplomat

Jus’ Caribbean Festival: Jus’ right for the Caribbean says diplomat

| November 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

By David F. Roberts It’s ten months till the grand staging of the first Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017, a follow-on to the successful Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015 organised by CaribDirect Multi-Media. Sponsored by Grace Foods UK the Grace Foods Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017 is to be preceded by the Grace Foods Caribbean Food and […]

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Prince Harry to tour the Caribbean in November

Prince Harry to tour the Caribbean in November

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Work trip to the Caribbean anyone? Yep, sounds pretty good doesn’t it? Which is why we’re pretty jealous of Prince Harry and his upcoming royal tour of the Caribbean. Hot on the heels of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of Canada, Harry is now set to jet off on a tour of his […]

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Barbados pleads LIAT’s case for funding

Barbados pleads LIAT’s case for funding

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Government of Barbados is urging more Caribbean countries to consider investing in Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) even as the airline continues to reel from losses amounting to millions annually. Minister of Tourism and International Transport for Barbados Richard Sealy, who was speaking to Jamaican journalists at a Sandals press conference […]

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PM Gaston Browne on labelling of the Caribbean as a tax haven

PM Gaston Browne on labelling of the Caribbean as a tax haven

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chairman’s Statement at the conclusion of the Global Conference on Correspondent Banking, de-risking and the labelling of the Caribbean as a tax haven Antigua and Barbuda 27-28 October 2016 Senior representatives of international financial institutions, regulatory bodies, commercial banks, central banks and ministries of finance met in Antigua and Barbuda on 27 and 28 October […]

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Banking: Is the US making a stick to beat its own back?

Banking: Is the US making a stick to beat its own back?

| October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Caribbean governments have rightly focused on the severe consequences for their countries of the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations from regional banks by international banks, particularly those located in the US. But there will also be serious consequences for other parts of the world, particularly the US, if the current troubling trend remains unchecked. The […]

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Grace Foods supports Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017

Grace Foods supports Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

By David F. Roberts CaribDirect Multi-Media is pleased to announce the Caribbean Food and Drink Conference and Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017, in association with Grace Foods UK. As a follow-up to Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015 held at Windrush Square, Brixton in south London, the outdoor event has modified its market to appeal to […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution and The Caribbean

Alternative Dispute Resolution and The Caribbean

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Together with the University of the Virgin Islands (US) The Caribbean Training and Research Group (CARI-TaRG) are hosting a 2 day Conference on the theme of “Mediation & The Caribbean Justice System” on 9th and 10th November at the University Campus in St Thomas. The imperative for the development of the use of mediation/alternative dispute […]

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