St Lucia to introduce new tax measures in line with EU standards

St Lucia to introduce new tax measures  in line with EU standards

CASTRIES, St Lucia – The St Lucia government says it will introduce tax reform measures to bring the country in line with European Union (EU) standards, after the country was among four Caribbean nations on a list of 17 global tax havens released by the EU. Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Senator Ubaldus Raymond […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, on Monday, outlined the tremendous potential of the market, […]

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) selection panel announced a 15-member Under-19 team and three reserves to participate in an 11-day camp in St Kitts & Nevis. The camp which will run from December 10-20 is the last round of preparation before they depart the region on December 28. Windies Under 19 are […]

More Canadians visiting the Caribbean

More Canadians visiting the Caribbean

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – A senior official of the Canadian Tourism Research Institute (CTRI) said over two million Canadians have visited the  Caribbean for the first six months of this year, representing a 5.2 per cent increase over the corresponding period last year. Jennifer Hendry, senior  research associate with the CTRI, was addressing delegates at […]

Be citizens of the world, Glover tells Black gathering in Toronto

Be citizens of the world, Glover tells Black gathering in Toronto

Black American actor and political activist Danny Glove addressed a large gathering of Black people  at the First Baptist church in Toronto on Sunday. Calling on them to play a more active role in the politics of the country, he said that they should see themselves as citizens of the world, even though they may […]

St. Lucian women celebrate 50th anniversary of their arrival in Canada

St. Lucian women celebrate 50th anniversary of their arrival in Canada

Several women from St. Lucia who came to Canada as domestics, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the country, at a reception at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday. Speaking at the reception, Councillor  Jim Karygiannis ( Scarborough– Agincourt) said that the women ” added much to the cultural and social fabric of Toronto.” […]

Muhtadi Drumming Festival at Woodbine Park on the weekend

Muhtadi Drumming Festival  at Woodbine Park on the weekend

The 18th edition of Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF) will be held at Woodbine Park in Toronto on the weekend. The two-day festival  (June 3-4) is multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums, music and dance from many nations. One of the themes of this year’s festival  is “Canada […]

Nobel laureate Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

Nobel laureate Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

  Nobel laureate Sir Derek Alton Walcott, a poet and playwright, died on Friday at his home in his native island of St. Lucia, after a  prolonged illness. He was 87. Sir Derek received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 after being shortlisted for the honour for many years. In selecting  him, the Swedish […]