Elissa healing in Toronto thanks to donors

Elissa healing in Toronto thanks to donors

Thanks to the generosity of strangers and a caring family and friends, Elissa Antonio is in a Toronto hospital healing and doing well, relatives said, after she accidently fell off a cliff in Trinidad and Tobago. To give Antonio, 40, time to recover in peace, the family asked that the hospital not be identified after […]

Bahamas bishop named in Panama Papers

Bahamas bishop named in Panama Papers

NASSAU, Bahamas – A Bahamian bishop named in a tax haven controversy involving British Prime Minister David Cameron’s father, allegedly helped to establish an offshore fund in The Bahamas to enable Cameron’s father avoid paying taxes in the U.K., according to international reports. The reports came after 11 million documents were leaked from Panamanian law […]

Income tax break for 68,000 Guyanese

  GEORGETOWN, Guyana – More than 68,000 workers will be removed from the income tax roll as a result of an amendment to the Income Tax Act that will see the income tax threshold increased to GUY$660,000 (US$3,248) from GUY$600,000 (US$2,952). That was among the measures outlined by Minister of Finance Winston Jordan as he […]

Sam Lord’s Castle to rise again

Sam Lord’s Castle to rise again

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The redevelopment of the nearly 200-year-old Sam Lord’s Castle into a hotel managed by the world’s largest hotel company will bring with it 3,000 local jobs, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says. Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony at the 57-acre site in the eastern parish of St. Philip, he said the new Sam Lord’s […]

Rihanna opens beauty biz, photo agency

Rihanna opens beauty biz, photo agency

LOS ANGELES, California – Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna, long considered one of the hardest working artists in the business, added another string to her bow with the opening of two new agencies: a beauty and stylist agency called Fr8me, and the photo agency A Dog Ate My Homework. Taking her love of fashion, hair and […]

Record third term for Belize PM

Record third term for Belize PM

BELMOPAN, Belize – The ruling party in Belize, the United Democratic Party (UDP), led by Prime Minister Dean Barrow, won a record third term in general elections held last week. In preliminary results, the UDP won 21 of the country’s 31 constituencies while the main opposition People’s United Party (PUP) had won 10. The newly […]

Curacao to boost Cuba links

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – The participation of Curacao, for the first time, in the Havana International Fair (FIHAV) 2015 will be a bright opportunity to strengthen links with Cuba, said Curacao Minister of Economy Stanley Palm. Shortly before leaving for Havana with a business delegation to show goods and services from Curacao at FIHAV, Palm referred […]