IMF study on Caribbean: VAT can yield more revenue
Trinidad Guardian

WASHINGTON— The IMF has released a Working Paper that reviewed the tax administration reforms that have been undertaken by 20 Caribbean countries with the support of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the...

Bloomberg: Princess One Of Best New Resorts
Bernews

Bloomberg has highlighted the Hamilton Princess as one of the “Best New Resorts in the Caribbean,” saying that their “$100 million investment has breathed new life into this grand dame.” Saying that...

Chris, Romain for Moonsplash fest
Jamaica Observer

FORMER winners of the televised talent show Digicel Rising Stars, Christopher Martin and Romain Virgo have been announced as the headliners for this year’s staging of the Moonsplash Festival on the Caribbean island...

Fitch upgrades TCL
Trinidad Guardian

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Trinidad Cement Limited’s (TCL) local and foreign currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) to B+ from B-. The ratings upgrade reflects Cemex’s increased ownership of TCL to at least 70...

Fitch: Cemex buyout good for TCL
Trinidad Guardian

International ratings agency Fitch says a meaningful increase in Cemex’s current indirect 39.5 per cent ownership of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) would be a positive ratings trigger. The Mexican company recently...

LIAT discontinues service to Anguilla and Nevis
Montserrat Reporter

By STAFF WRITER   ST. JOHN’S , Antigua, Nov. 20, CMC – Regional carrier LIAT, has opted not to continue service to the islands of Anguilla and Nevis, following the expiration of a short tern arrangement with...

LIAT sever ties with Caribbean Helicopters
Antigua Observer

Regional carrier Liat said it will be severing its short-term relationship with Caribbean Helicopters which had been facilitating airlift to and from Anguilla.

Lifeguard killed in Negril collision
Jamaica Observer

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Thirty-four-year-old Weldon White, lifeguard of Nampriel Heights, Negril, Westmoreland, died as a result of injuries sustained during a motorcycle collision along the Norman Manley Boulevard...

Police seize assault rifle in east Kingston
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Kingston Eastern police seized an assault rifle and several rounds of ammunition in Rockfort, Kingston yesterday. Local News Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:18:49 GMT Lifeguard killed in Negril collision...

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Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor, Local News Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:32:12 GMT Police seize assault rifle in east Kingston http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Police-seize-assault-rifle-in-east-Kingston KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Kingston...

PAHO wants Caribbean to make health systems stronger
Jamaica Observer

VANCOUVER, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called on Caribbean countries to take action and make the necessary investments to make their health systems stronger and more...

JLP allocating $600-m in 'bushing work' prior to local gov't election — PNP
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) says it is calling on “well thinking Jamaicans” to interpret and seek answers about the spending of some $600 million of taxpayers’ money on...

Windward Islands 96-4 at lunch v Jamaica’s 151
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Windward Islands Volcanoes are 96-4 at lunch on day three in reply to Jamaica Scorpions' score of 151 in the Digicel Regional four-day match here at Sabina Park. Local News Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:33:07...

Obama, Russia's Putin meet at economic summit in Peru
Jamaica Observer

LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation since Donald Trump was elected the...

Triple murder in Spanish Town
Jamaica Observer

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — OBSERVER ONLINE has received reports of a shooting and triple murder in the Thompson Pen area of Spanish Town, St Catherine. Local News Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:18:53 GMT Obama, Russia's Putin meet...

German Chancellor Merkel to seek fourth term
Jamaica Observer

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — Angela Merkel will seek a fourth term as Germany's chancellor in general elections next year, the German news agency Dpa reported Sunday. Local News Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:37:20 GMT Triple murder...

Pregnant woman shot dead in US; baby delivered by C-section
Jamaica Observer

CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — A pregnant woman was fatally shot at a busy Central California intersection, but her baby was saved after doctors delivered the boy by emergency C-section, authorities said. Local...

Politicians, lawyers arrested in Norway paedophile network probe
Jamaica Observer

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Norwegian police say they are investigating a paedophile network suspected to involve at least 51 people, which includes the abuse of infants and at least one case of a suspect acknowledging...

San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket
Jamaica Observer

TEXAS, United States (AP) — A San Antonio police officer writing a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday by another driver who pulled up from behind, authorities said. Local News Sun,...

UPDATE : Obama, Putin discuss Syria and Ukraine at Peru summit
Jamaica Observer

LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Syria and Ukraine on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation since...

WADA: World not convinced Russia's doping culture has ended
Jamaica Observer

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Russian sport is a long way from convincing the world that it has cleaned up its act, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declared Sunday, pointing to the state's failure to accept it was...

LIAT discontinues service to Anguilla and Nevis
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Regional carrier LIAT, has opted not to continue service to the islands of Anguilla and Nevis, following the expiration of a short tern arrangement with Caribbean Helicopters of...

UNICEF wants Haitian children given priority
Jamaica Observer

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on the authorities in Haiti to give priority to the needs of Haitian children as voting takes place in the French-speaking...

Pope says sleeping 'like a log' helps him handle stress
Jamaica Observer

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says sleeping six hours "like a log" each night is part of his secret for managing job stress. Local News Sun, 20 Nov 2016 11:37:45 GMT UNICEF wants Haitian children given priority...

Bahamas top luxury destination for second straight year
Nassau Guardian

The Bahamas has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Destination by the World Travel Awards for the second consecutive year. The Bahamas surpassed Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands, Mustique and St....

OECS ministers concerned about impact of de-risking
Trinidad Guardian

ST JOHN’S, Antigua—Finance ministers from the Eastern Caribbean have undertaken a commitment to tackling the “existential threat” of de-risking. The disclosure came on the heels of the just-concluded...

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