Abdulla Shahid elected as UN General Assembly president

Ronald/ June 21, 2021/ Caribbean Wide News, Local News, Maldvies

António Guterres, UN chief greeted Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of the Maldives as president of the General Assembly (GA). Guterres explained, Shadid Adbull has extensive diplomatic experience. Within his current role has become a strong voice for small island developing States. He expressed his greater understanding of multilateralism; and it’s integral part in global challenges. He congratulated Abdulla Shadid for

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EU emergency aid to VC

Ronald/ April 12, 2021/ Caribbean Wide News, Local News, Saint Vincent

The European Union (EU) has deployed €740,000 (EC$2.4 million) emergency aid to the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; to support those affected by the La Soufrière volcano eruption. On the 9th of April, the volcano’s pyroclastic explosive eruption caused the government to evacuate the largest exposed areas of the island. The volcanic flows approximately 10km and falling debris

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Mobster caught in Carribean after posting food videos

Ronald/ March 30, 2021/ Caribbean Wide News

An Italian mobster was captured in the Caribbean after police tracked him down through food videos he had uploaded online. He had managed to cover his face but not his distinctive tattoos. Marc Feren Claude Biart had been wanted on narcotraffic charges since 2014 and authorities located him due to his distinctive tattoos on the video. They believe him to

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OECS WTO Fisheries Workshop

Ronald/ February 19, 2021/ Caribbean Wide News

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has given its support to member states in the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations; to put a stop to damaging fisheries grants. Alongside, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew); the OECS Commission will host a workshop focused on WTO Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations The workshop aimed

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The ADFD extend clean energy initiatives

Ronald/ January 21, 2021/ Bahamas, Barbados, Caribbean Wide News, Cuba, Local News

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) extends its clean energy initiatives in the UAE and across the globe. Despite a global covid pandemic, this leading UAE financial entity has completed five important clean energy initiatives. These clean energy projects took place across five partner countries including: Cuba, Barbados, the Bahamas, Somaliland and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines. The projects

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Sandals founder Gordon Stewart passes away

Ronald/ January 5, 2021/ Caribbean Wide News

Gordon Stewart, the founding father of Sandals Resorts passed away on Jan. 4, 2021 at the age of 79. Gordon “Butch” Stewart was known as an incredible innovator within the industry. He was an inspiring and charismatic man who was a very popular figure. He always made everyone, employees and guests, feel welcome at his resorts. Stewart, without a doubt,

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Interval International and Eagle Aruba Deal

Ronald/ December 11, 2020/ Aruba, Caribbean Wide News, Local News

Leading global travel provier Interval International has confirmed the extension of their affiliation deal with the Caribbean based Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino. The shared ownership resort that includes 362 units is situated close to the famous Eagle beach. The beach has been rated fourth in the Caribbean and seventh in the world; in Trip Advisors “best beach” category of

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Curacao Netherlands pressure on gambling

Ronald/ November 13, 2020/ Caribbean Wide News, Curacao, Local News

Curacao Licensed gambling operators in could suffer a reduction of clientele as the government gives into pressure from the Netherlands. The move will see an introduction of new rules and restrictions for the granting of licenses to online casinos and betting providers. There are already some notable online casinos licensed in Curacao according to Casinos Jungle, who reference Bitstarz and

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Tax exemption decision reverse in DR

Ronald/ October 10, 2020/ Caribbean Wide News, Dominican Republic, Local News

President of the Dominican Republic has ordered a suspension on tax exemption on imports of slot machines. This has been updated in the Revenue Budget and Public Expenditure Law of 2021. However, yesterday he confirmed that no new taxes will come into effect in 2021. Due to the strong criticism received for the fiscal changes planned for the following year;

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