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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SVG envoy appeals for airport funding

St Vincent: St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ United Nations Ambassador, Camillo Gonsalves, on the night of May 16 appealed to nationals in New York to contribute financially towards completion of the country’s first international airport. Comment.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will host a gathering of culinary enthusiasts and experts as they converge to witness an all-out food and beverage battle between an assortment of chefs and bartenders from the Caribbean. The annual “Taste of the Caribbean” will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Miami from June 20-24 to crown the Caribbean cuisine masters. Comment.

Combating violence against women

St Vincent: The Organization of American States (OAS) and Chile recently signed a Letter of Intent to strengthen capacities in the area of violence against women in the Eastern Caribbean. Comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Carib-American journalists to hold confab in NYC

Trinidad and Tobago: NEW YORK, N.Y.-- The National Association of Caribbean-American Journalists will hold its third bi-annual meeting at The New York Times’ headquarters in New York City on May 31 and June 1, 2012. The theme is “Styling Caribbean Identities: Reclaiming the Past, Building the Future.” Comment.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: The Antigua and Barbuda Trade Union Congress (ABTUC) is calling on the Baldwin Spencer administration to delay the implementation of the personal income tax after the Inland Revenue Department said it had began administering the Personnel Income Tax Act in full, including the provision to withhold taxes from qualifying benefits and allowances. Comment.

SVG high school gain thrills nationals at Penn Relays

St Vincent: Though they did not win a gold, silver or bronze medal, athletes from the history-making Thomas Saunders Secondary School (TSSS) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines continue to thrill nationals at home and abroad by their remarkable participation for the second successive year in the prestigious Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia, PA. Comment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Braille’s the new note at East Carib Bank

St Vincent: In an effort to provide EC notes which are easier for blind and visually impaired people to use, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has issued a series of notes with braille features. Comment.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Obama promises $130 M for regional security

Trinidad and Tobago: CARICOM states are expected to benefit from a $130 million in financial assistance from U.S. President Barrack Obama to deal with crime and security in the region. Comment.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kieron Pollard’s ODI career best

St Vincent: West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard jumped 17 places to a career best 33rd in the latest ICC One-Day International Batting Rankings following his Man-of-the-Series earning performance in the recent five-match series against Australia. Comment.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Vincies mourn death of Stella Dennie

St Vincent: A large number of Vincentians in the United States on March 26 paid their last respects to Stella Dennie, the wife of former St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Education Minister Alphonso Dennie, who died on March 18 after a prolonged illness. She was 82. Comment.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Caribbean round-up

Trinidad and Tobago: Travel and tourism stakeholders from the wider Caribbean diaspora recently attended a meeting in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to discuss the critical importance of regional tourism. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

LOT TO SHOUT ABOUT

Trinidad and Tobago: Carib-US Trade Grows Continuing hed US-Caricom trade spiral By Bert Wilkinson Comment.

‘No’ vote urged on immigrant detention bill

St Vincent: A leading human rights group in the United States has urged the Canadian Parliament on vote no on a bill that would require mandatory detention for some migrants, including Vincentian and other Caribbean immigrants. Comment.

Carib private sector lag on  EU trade

Trinidad and Tobago: BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar. 30, 2012 (IPS/GIN) - When Europe signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Caribbean Forum countries in 2008, the intention was to boost trade and services between the two regions. Comment.

Row over arrest of UN envoy

St Vincent: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) diplomatic corps at the United Nations has described as “uncivilized” last week’s arrest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Ambassador to the U.N., Camillo Gonsalves, by the New York Police Department (NYPD). Comment.