Speaker of House – a full time job!

Speaker of House – a full time job!


$38,736!This is the correct amount by which the salary of the Speaker of the House of Assembly has been increased.Since last week several figures have...
T&T owns up to BAICO liability – PM Gonsalves

T&T owns up to BAICO liability – PM Gonsalves


Trinidad and Tobago has officially owned up to US$64 million in liability, owed due to the crash of the British American Insurance Company (BAICO) Lim...
Elaine Bonadie celebrates 100 years, despite the odds

Elaine Bonadie celebrates 100 years, despite the odds


When Elaine Bonadie underwent brain tumour removal in 1998, Canadian doctors estimated that she would not have a long time left to live.Having celebra...
Caribbean banking: Defending rights,  resisting unfair practices

Caribbean banking: Defending rights, resisting unfair practices


In January, coincidental to my assuming the presidency of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), I met, in Washington, ...
Re-thinking Caribbean tourism again

Re-thinking Caribbean tourism again


Most of the Caribbean tourism groups have claimed the recent change in the Air Passenger Duty (APD) as “a complete victory” for the Caribbea...
Leaders in self-denial as Caribbean economic crisis worsens

Leaders in self-denial as Caribbean economic crisis worsens


St Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony says that there is a grave economic crisis gnawing away at Caribbean countries and "governments are ...
Re-thinking  taxing tourism

Re-thinking taxing tourism


Are governments in the Caribbean killing the goose that lays the golden egg? This question relates to the number of taxes that governments are applyin...
May the Cuba/SVG friendship grow from strength to strength

May the Cuba/SVG friendship grow from strength to strength


Fri, Jun 15. 2012The Governments of St Vincent and the Grenadines and the Republic of Cuba have just celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishm...
Easter Festivities: A Boost  to Tourism and much more

Easter Festivities: A Boost to Tourism and much more


Fri, Apr 13. 2012Organisers of the Easter weekend’s activities in the Grenadine islands of Bequia and Union Island are basking in the success of ...
CLICO President, Parris to appear in Court

CLICO President, Parris to appear in Court


Fri, Feb 24. 2012Criminal charges have been filed in the magistrates’ court against former executive chairman of CLICO Holdings (Barbados) Limite...