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Jamaicans who overstayed their time in the US due to COVID-19 won’t be penalized

Jamaicans who overstayed their time in the US due to COVID-19 won’t be penalized

    by Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaicans who visited the United States and overstayed their time as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions, will not be penalized by the United States Immigration department. This assurance was given to some four hundred Jamaicans in the United States by Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson-Smith as she […]

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Dr. Rovan Locke on the Christopher “Dudus” Coke Saga in Jamaica 10 Years Later

Dr. Rovan Locke on the Christopher “Dudus” Coke Saga in Jamaica 10 Years Later

by Howard Campbell KINGSTON, Jamaica – For one month in 2010, the world gazed at Jamaica for the wrong reasons. The land of reggae, Rasta and sun-kissed beaches was the site of a bloody standoff between security forces and gangs loyal to Christopher “Dudus” Coke, reputed Don of West Kingston. The hostilities started May 23 […]

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines Receives US$16 Million from IMF to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Receives US$16 Million from IMF to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

  WASHINGTON, DC – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a disbursement to St. Vincent and the Grenadines following its request under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) mechanism, for SDR 11.7 million (US$16 million), to help cover its balance of payment and fiscal needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 […]

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Quotable Caribbean – May 19, 2020

Quotable Caribbean – May 19, 2020

  “I assure you that we know what to do to bring back our economy – back to life. What we do not know is how to bring people back to life. We will therefore protect people’s lives, then their livelihoods. ” – Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana   “I keep telling the Jamaican people that […]

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PM Harris Sets Election Day In St. Kitts and Nevis for June 5, 2020

PM Harris Sets Election Day In St. Kitts and Nevis for June 5, 2020

  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A confident Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has announced that the St. Kitts and Nevis electorate will head to the polls on Friday, June 05, to choose a Government to lead the Federation for the next five years. In his well-received televised address to the nation today, Monday, […]

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St. Kitts-Nevis: Nomination Day is May 25 Election Day, June 15?

St. Kitts-Nevis: Nomination Day is May 25 Election Day, June 15?

  BASSETERRE, St Kitts – The people of St Kitts and Nevis could know as early as Sunday (May 17) the dates for Nomination Day and Election Day for the 2020 poll in the twin-island federation. According to multiple sources, Nomination Day could be May 25 and Election Day, June 15, but it is also […]

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IMF Approves a US$520 Million Disbursement to Jamaica to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Approves a US$520 Million Disbursement to Jamaica to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a disbursement in the amount of SDR 382.9 million (about US$520 million, 100 percent of quota) for Jamaica under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). These resources will help meet the urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, while catalyzing […]

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PM Harris, “The Clear Choice In The Next Election Is Team Unity”

PM Harris, “The Clear Choice In The Next Election Is Team Unity”

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has said that based on its historic record of achievements and deliverables on behalf of the people, it is evident that the clear choice for the electorate in the upcoming General Election is the tripartite Team Unity coalition. “The next election will […]

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Basil Springer – A Sea-Change Is Needed: Deja Vu

Basil Springer – A Sea-Change Is Needed: Deja Vu

“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.” – Psalm 57:1-2   Bridgetown, Barbados – It was only just over 100 years ago, on January 1, 1914, when the world’s first scheduled passenger airline service […]

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St Kitts-Nevis nationals on cruise ships arrive home this week

St Kitts-Nevis nationals on cruise ships arrive home this week

Basseterre, St Kitts – It was not immediately known how many nationals from St Kitts and Nevis are among the hundreds of Caribbean people who work on cruise ships. But it is said that Kittitians and Nevisians are among nationals from the Caribbean, Central and South America will be transferred to three ships – Vision […]

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