BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis, April 21, 2010 – The federal government of St Kitts and Nevis is still on track to implement a value added tax (VAT) system by November this year, according to the post-cabinet briefing issued by the state to regional media this morning.
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NEW YORK, United States - The world’s largest private commercial weather forecaster has upped the storm potential for this year’s hurricane season, predicting 16 named storms instead of the 13 forecasted by hurricane experts at Colorado State University.
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In a release issued yesterday, April 20, Rampersad said women’s issues as part of mainstream politics seemed to have come into their own in this election, and could very well be the deciding factor in who wins and who loses.PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – Political parties contesting Trinidad’s May 24 elections have been urged to incorporate the Women’s Mandate for Action into their manifestos.
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More than eight million Cubans will choose their local government representatives when the partial elections actually take place on April 25.HAVANA, Cuba, April 19 – Radio amateurs, pigeon breeders, workers from the telephone system and Radiocuba, played a critical role yesterday, April 18, in Cuba’s municipal elections test that included mountainous areas and distant rural communities.
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(Photo: destination360.com)ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, April 19, 2010 – The New York-based Grenada Diaspora Organization (GDO) wants to raise funds for their homeland through issuing a government-backed security.
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The World Bank report notes that in the coming years, demand for nurses in the English-speaking Caribbean will increase due to the health needs of the aging population.KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 16, 2010 - The shortage of nurses throughout the Caribbean has reached chronic proportions, in a region already struggling with an ailing health care system.
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One-to-watch: Eighteen-year-old Enella Brice is doing big things abroad. A young St Lucian student attending college in the United States is among the winners in an Aéropostale Real Teens 2010 contest. Ms Enella Brice is an 18 year old, former student of the Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School and is currently enrolled in a nursing programme at Mount Aloysious College in Cresson, Pennsylvania.
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At 23 years old, one of the newest rising artist Richard ‘Richie Loop’ Webb, has begun to make his audience sit up and take notice as he makes strides toward solidifying his name in the music history. With a budding catalogue, the singer, songwriter and producer, who already has three singles in rotation on radio within the Caribbean and abroad.
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Traffic came to a halt Sunday afternoon in New Kingston, as revellers from all walks participated in the annual Bacchanal Road March, despite the scorching midday sun. It appeared nothing would have stopped the thousands of revellers from enjoying themselves, as they danced through the streets in immaculately designed costumes. The socaphiles had their every need tended to as an on-the-spot medical team, travelling janitors and a large number of… Continue
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SHE Caribbean Magazine celebrated in a big way over the weekend opening doors to a host of anniversary events that will be unveiled before the 10th anniversary edition of the magazine is released in time for summer 2010.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 12, 2010 – CARICOM’s Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN) is reporting positive recognition from Canada that a one-size-fits-all approach cannot work while negotiating with the countries of CARICOM.
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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 12, 2010 Guyana continues to receive millions of dollars in foreign exchange from European countries eager to offset the negative impact on the environment from mass industrialization. Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh and German Ambassador to Guyana Ernest Martens recently signed an additional agreement for financial cooperation on tropical forest protection. The agreement signed in the Credentials room at the Office of the… Continue
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Official reports from Cuba this week are that a total of 373,438 Cubans have so far been immunized against the pandemic A H1N1 virusHAVANA, Cuba, April 14 – Cuba has vaccinated one-third of its population so far in an attempt to stave off resurgence in the spread of A H1N1 during its “flu season”.
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Michelle Obama, on her first solo international trip as first lady, made an unannounced stop in Haiti on Tuesday.
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