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VAT set to replace 12 other taxes in St Kitts and Nevis

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.

During the April 20 cabinet session, ministers of the twin-island state heard from officials in the Ministry of Finance that the new VAT system would replace the following duties… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 22, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Hurricane season likely to be more active than first predicted

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.

Yesterday, April 20, the Massachusetts-based WSI Corporation laid out a forecast for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season that included 16 named storms, nine hurricanes and five intense hurricanes… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 22, 2010 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Focus on womens' needs TT candidates told

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.

This call has come from the Network of NGOs of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 22, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Cuba mobilising the rural vote in municipal elections

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.

The test run saw 150,000 members of polling stations… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 20, 2010 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Grenadians abroad want to invest home


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.

GDO representatives, Jerry Edwin and Bernard Bourne, recently visited Grenada where they met with members of government and the parliamentary opposition, and also held public meetings explaining the working of the bond and its importance to… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 20, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Nursing exodus from the Caribbean at 'chronic proportions'

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.

A World Bank report released on March 2 revealed that between 2002 and 2006, more than 1,800 nurses… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 19, 2010 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Usain Bolt Gold iPod Touch

The Olympic 100m and 200m Gold medallist has released a “Usain Bolt Gold iPod” complete with signature laser engraved onto its back case and famous “pulling of the bow” pose.

Added by Troy Porter on April 17, 2010 at 2:56pm — No Comments

St Lucian teen riding high in US

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.

The contest which attracted in excess of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 17, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Anthe's Video is out!!!

Well God is good on Thursday April 14 2010 I was a part of the team that participated in the world premiere for television for the music video for our Foundation's anthem Guide and Protect - I met the entertainer High a Ziya two years ago when the Foundation had just started expressing his interest to help our work he said, ow can I help...I said please write us a song "bigging up the disabled" joining forces with the songs writer - Mark Writer of Bounti and Pamputtae fame penned the song -… Continue

Added by Maia Chung on April 17, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

Richie Loop

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.

Born and raise in the parish of Clarendon, Richie Loop attended Clarendon College but has always had a… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 15, 2010 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Blazin' Bacchanal Road March

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

Added by CShout1 on April 15, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

SHE Caribbean takes over Soufriere

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.

Models from Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica arrived on island on Thursday and teamed up with select St Lucian models for what is being hailed as one of the magazines most exciting shoots to date. As part of anniversary… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 15, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Increasing urbanization posing health risk to region

The World Health Organization in Geneva reported that children in the Cayman Islands and St Lucia are some of the least active in the world.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 12, 2010 – The price of progress is being charged to the health and well-being of the citizens of the Caribbean according to international observers. PAHO/WHO Resident Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 15, 2010 at 12:05am — No Comments

CARICOM getting early commitments from Canada in new treaty

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.

The OTN and Canada recently concluded in Barbados the second round of negotiations of for the proposed Trade and Development Agreement between CARICOM and Canada that is supposed to take effect next year.

In… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 14, 2010 at 11:57pm — No Comments

European countries offer Guyana millions to preserve forests

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

Added by CShout1 on April 14, 2010 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Cuba immunizes thousands against the A H1N1 Virus

Official reports from Cuba this week are that a total of 373,438 Cubans have so far been immunized against the pandemic A H1N1 virus

HAVANA, 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”.

According to preliminary reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) last week, Cuba is one of a number of Latin American countries showing signs… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 14, 2010 at 11:43pm — No Comments

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives in Haiti

Michelle Obama, on her first solo international trip as first lady, made an unannounced stop in Haiti on Tuesday.

Obama and Jill Biden, on their way to Mexico City, arrived this morning in Port au Prince. More than a million people in the city remain homeless following the Jan. 12 earthquake, many living underneath tents and tarps.

The visit follows the three-month anniversary of the 7.0-magnitude temblor that tore through the capital… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 13, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Haitian American composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) releases Woodbox Beats & Balladry

NEW YORK - Haitian-American violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) continues to establish himself as one of today’s most relevant artists on the contemporary classical music scene. An innovative violinist, composer, performer, re-mixer, and band leader, DBR has won world-wide acclaim for his eclecticism and fearless exploration, whether through extended violin techniques, the infusion of electronics, or in his perspectives on the definition of chamber music.…


Added by CShout1 on April 13, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Top Female Golfers Converge On Montego Bay, Jamaica For Inaugural MOJO6 Golf Tournament, April 12-16

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – In one week sixteen top-ranked female golfers, will converge on Jamaica’s tourist capital, Montego Bay where they will battle for a US$1 million purse in the first-ever ever Mojo 6™ Raceway Golf™ tournament.

Fresh from her recent victory in last weekend’s Kraft Nabisco Championship, Yani Tseng of Taiwan leads an impressive field in the Mojo 6™ tournament, sanctioned by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Tseng is expected to be strongly… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 13, 2010 at 7:57pm — No Comments

U.S. Virgin Islands Launches Fantastic Flight Promotion To Stimulate Demand For St. Croix In Early Summer

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands – In keeping with its strategy to support and grow air service to St. Croix, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has re-introduced its St. Croix Fantastic Flight promotion, offering $500 in value to U.S. travelers. The promotion is designed to support existing non-stop service while enticing travelers to visit St. Croix during the early summer period through an affordable vacation package.

Travelers who book the St. Croix Fantastic Flight… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 13, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

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