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St. Kitts and Nevis fifth in Quality of Nationality Index in the Caribbean

St. Kitts and Nevis fifth in Quality of Nationality Index in the Caribbean

 Antigua & Barbuda leads OECS in Quality  of Nationality Index in the Caribbean Basseterre, St. Kitts – Despite claims by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris that the Federation’s Platinum Citizenship by Investment Programme is Number one in the OECS, the latest Henley & Partners profile indicates that claim is false. Henley & […]

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Legislation to modernize the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) tabled in parliament

Legislation to modernize the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) tabled in parliament

By Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Legislation to modernize the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is to be tabled in parliament within the next six months.  This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Dr Nigel Clarke in a meeting with rating agencies while attending the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/ […]

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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Makes Strong Case for Small and Medium-Sized Tourism Enterprises at G20 Tourism Ministerial Summit

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Makes Strong Case for Small and Medium-Sized Tourism Enterprises at G20 Tourism Ministerial Summit

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has underscored the need for greater support of small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs) in order to ensure the growth and sustainability of the tourism industry. Minister Bartlett is attending the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he presented […]

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St. Kitts – Nevis plans First Ever Diaspora Conference in June 2018

St. Kitts – Nevis plans First Ever Diaspora Conference in June 2018

Ahead of Diaspora Conference, St. Kitts-Nevis Nationals living abroad express keen interest in Nation Building BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – At a successful town hall-style meeting held in Slough, England, a large, attentive audience comprised of St. Kitts-Nevis nationals living in London and its environs listened intently to Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris and Premier the Honourable Mark […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis PM Harris skips 8th Summit of the Americas

St. Kitts and Nevis PM Harris skips 8th Summit of the Americas

PM Harris skips 8th Summit of the Americas in Peru, avoids corruption and Venezuela issues Basseterre, St. Kitts – In an attempt to have a reason for his absence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris arranged a visit Dubai and Hong Kong, a reliable source said […]

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Expo Jamaica to receive strong local and regional support from buyers

Expo Jamaica to receive strong local and regional support from buyers

Kingston, Jamaica – JAMPRO Chairman Senator Don Wehby says that Jamaican manufacturers exhibiting at Expo Jamaica 2018 will receive strong local and regional support with JAMPRO registering over 600 Buyers to attend the event. This is the highest number of buyers registered to attend since 2014, and it is the second highest number since JAMPRO […]

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PM HARRIS Leads St. Kitts and Nevis Delegation To CHOGM Meeting in London

PM HARRIS Leads St. Kitts and Nevis Delegation To CHOGM Meeting in London

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has arrived in London, as the British capital gears up for the arrival of some 50-plus Commonwealth Heads of Government as they prepare for the organization’s biannual Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The main theme for CHOGM 2018 is “Towards a Common Future.” Heads […]

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Jamaica to Lead Development of Caribbean Tourism Innovation Centre

Jamaica to Lead Development of Caribbean Tourism Innovation Centre

Kingston, Jamaica –  Following a successful presentation on Jamaica’s plans to establish a Centre of Tourism Innovation through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Jamaica was asked to lead the development of a similar centre for the Caribbean region. “Jamaica is excited as we are honoured to be asked to establish this centre – especially given the […]

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FDA begins investigation into unauthorized herpes vaccine trial in St. Kitts and Nevis and the US

FDA begins investigation into unauthorized herpes vaccine trial in St. Kitts and Nevis and the US

Washington, D.C. – The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations has begun a probe into a Southern Illinois University professor for allegedly injecting people with an unauthorized vaccine for herpes in St. Kitts and Nevis and the United States. According to US News, the FDA is investigating William Halford for […]

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Internet expert calls for stronger Caribbean network resilience

Internet expert calls for stronger Caribbean network resilience

BY GERARD BEST gerard@gerardbest.com  KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines – The threat of climate-driven natural disaster and the struggle to keep pace with the global digital economy are among the key factors driving the need for Caribbean Internet stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of the region’s communications networks. The term ‘resilience’ refers to a network’s […]

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