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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Foxwoods at Fairmont opening, PR

Ronald/ January 26, 2021/ Local News, Puerto Rico

Foxwoods at Fairmont Puerto Rico has been announced that it will open by Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and LionGrove partnership. Gaming innovators, The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and hospitality private equity firm, LionGrove have confirmed the deal that will see the famous El San Juan Casino reopen as a Foxwoods at Fairmont.. Reopening of the casino Both partners are excited

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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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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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