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  • Photo of St. Kitts and Nevis hosts CDB’s 45th AGM

    St. Kitts and Nevis hosts CDB’s 45th AGM

    Barbados – St. Kitts and Nevis will host the 45th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on May 20 and 21 at the Marriott Resort in Basseterre. The Opening Ceremony will be at 10am on Wednesday, May 20. The Meeting will be live streamed at www.caribank.org. CDB Governors and President deliver key statements during this forum.…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Hosts Regional Civil Aviation Meeting

    Jamaica Hosts Regional Civil Aviation Meeting

    A contingent of directors general, state and other high-level representatives from the Central Caribbean, the United States and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), met at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, St Andrew, for the 14th Directors of Civil Aviation Meeting for the Central Caribbean from May 11-13. The meeting took place as the global aviation community intensifies efforts to…

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  • THE HOYOS FILE: LIAT secret plan – the agony and the irony

    It takes a long time because those who naturally would want the status quo to be maintained – say, for example, Antigua and Barbuda – try their best to stop reality, like sunshine, from flooding in. We don’t know yet who wrote the proposal, dubbed “the plan to collapse LIAT” by that disinterested observer Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua…

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  • Photo of New Antigua-Barbuda to Turks and Caicos Islands connection

    New Antigua-Barbuda to Turks and Caicos Islands connection

    V.C Bird International Airport will serve as an important hub for UK based carrier British Airways, as the airline, on Sunday, launched their inaugural flight service from Antigua to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The route is historic, as it will be the first, direct flight connection between the Eastern Caribbean and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Minister of Tourism,…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda PM requests hold on LIAT decisions

    Antigua and Barbuda PM requests hold on LIAT decisions

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – February 17, 2015……Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to his colleague Dr Ralph Gonsalves in his capacity as Chairman of LIAT Shareholders, requesting that “no further action be taken with regard to any decisions made at the meeting of Shareholders’ of LIAT in Barbados on February 13th 2015” until his Cabinet has…

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  • Demand for new aircraft in Caribbean to reach 2,300 by 2033

    Herdon, Nov. 17, CMC – A report by Airbus has forecast that the Latin America and Caribbean regions will require around 2,300 new airliners by 2033. This is according to the latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) by Airbus that says this will be driven by strong economy and expected air traffic growth. Airbus predicts that the total value of new…

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  • Photo of PM of Antigua to work with Jamaica to increase shipping revenue

    PM of Antigua to work with Jamaica to increase shipping revenue

    Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne, says his country will collaborate with the Government of Jamaica to increase the Caribbean region’s market share of the lucrative global shipping industry, through ship registration services.                   Mr. Browne pointed out that although the Maritime Authority of Jamaica’s (MAJ’s) counterpart agency in Antigua was contributing in a significant way to that…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG welcomes APD revision

    CARICOM SG welcomes APD revision

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, the Hon. George Osborne that the UK will restructure the four-band Air Passenger Duty (APD) system. This tax has negatively affected the Region’s tourism sector and the realignment to a simpler…

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  • Photo of Regional airlines identify areas of functional cooperation

    Regional airlines identify areas of functional cooperation

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Government-owned air carriers in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have held their second meeting on how they can collaborate to provide more efficient, effective and safe transportation in the Region. Caribbean Airlines (CAL), led by Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Phillip Marshall and including its CEO (ag) Captain Jagmohan Singh and Consultant Mr.…

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  • High cost of transportation must be addressed – ASG Slater

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The issue of the high cost of regional air and sea transportation was one of the areas that had to be addressed in the realm of agriculture, said Dr. Douglas Slater, Assistant Secretary-General Human and Social Development, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2013, at…

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