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Cuba reiterates its St. Kitts and Nevis migration policy

Cuba reiterates its St. Kitts and Nevis migration policy

Cuban migration policy prevents illegal attempts to reach the U.S. Basseterre, St. Kitts  – The Embassy of Cuba in St. Kitts and Nevis is reiterating its government’s policy in Havana with regards to migration of its citizens. The wide ranging policy touches the rights of Cubans to travel outside the country, those who are overseas and […]

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Stephenson family donates $5 million for USVI hurricane relief

Stephenson family donates $5 million for USVI hurricane relief

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Five million dollars has been officially pledged for U.S. Virgin Islands hurricane relief efforts by the Stephenson family, which operates International Capital & Management Company (ICMC) and other businesses in the Territory. Governor Kenneth E. Mapp thanked the family on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands and […]

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America’s islands (Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands) need help

America’s islands (Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands) need help

by Dennis Lennox After years of being ignored, the territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are the center of attention for all the wrong reasons following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria. While Texas and Florida were also hit hard by recent hurricanes, the situation in America’s Caribbean is far worse. Being islands, […]

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Members of the Jamaican Diaspora urged to utilize GOJ portal

Members of the Jamaican Diaspora urged to utilize GOJ portal

Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr. Andrew Wheatley, has urged members of the Jamaican Diaspora to make full use of the recently launched Government of Jamaica ( GOJ ) portal. Addressing members of the Diaspora at a town hall meeting hosted by the Embassy of Jamaica at the […]

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White House committed to assisting in rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands

White House committed to assisting in rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands

VP Pence, ‘We will be with you every day until the U.S. Virgin Islands comes all the way back’ ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that the White House is committed to assisting in rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands “bigger and better” in the wake of two devastating […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis Opposition Leader leads delegation in talks with Caribbean Development Bank

St. Kitts and Nevis Opposition Leader leads delegation in talks with Caribbean Development Bank

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis Leader of the Opposition, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas on Thursday led a five-member delegation of opposition parliamentarians and officials in a meeting with a visiting team from the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The meeting at the request of the regional financial institution was held […]

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JN Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will Help Our Caribbean Neighbours

JN Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will Help Our Caribbean Neighbours

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The JN Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds that will assist Caribbean islands which were devastated by the recent Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The campaign, called “Help Our Caribbean Neighbours” was launched recently. Onyka Barrett-Scott, Partnerships & Development Manager, JN Foundation, said the devastation to several Caribbean islands caused by […]

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US Virgin Islands Governor Mapp talks recovery with President Trump

US Virgin Islands Governor Mapp talks recovery with President Trump

US Virgin Islands Governor tells President Trump $500 to $750 million needed to rebuild schools and hospitals U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – President Donald J. Trump assured Governor Kenneth E. Mapp of the US Virgin Islands of his continuing support for the Territory’s hurricane recovery efforts. Updating reporters at Government House, St. Croix, on Tuesday, Governor […]

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CARICOM Secretary-General commends St. Kitts and Nevis on its Independence

CARICOM Secretary-General commends St. Kitts and Nevis on its Independence

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has expressed congratulations to the twin island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on attaining 34 years of Independence and has also commended the nation on the progress and development made over those 34 years. In a congratulatory letter to Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands thanks cruise and airline partners for hurricane relief

U.S. Virgin Islands thanks cruise and airline partners for hurricane relief

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  – Approximately 4,500 residents and visitors who have been impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria have been evacuated from the U.S. Virgin Islands to date. Thanking the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises for their assistance in providing humanitarian relief and mercy missions from the Territory, Commissioner of […]

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