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PAHO/WHO DIRECTOR WELCOMES REGULATION OF FOOD INDUSTRY TO CURB OBESITY

PAHO/WHO DIRECTOR WELCOMES REGULATION OF FOOD INDUSTRY TO CURB OBESITY

Regulations on labeling, promotion and advertising of processed foods are needed to reverse “exponentially increasing” patterns of unhealthy consumptionWashington, D.C., 30 August 2014 (PAHO/WHO) — Countries in the Americas—which have the highest obesity rates in the world—are fighting the obesity epidemic with new, stricter regulations on food labeling, promotion and advertisi...

01 Sep 2014 Hits:801 Regional News

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“FORTIFYING AND CREATING PARTNERSHIPS” IS ESSENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT, SAYS IFAD P…

“FORTIFYING AND CREATING PARTNERSHIPS” IS ESSENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT, SAYS IFAD PRESIDENT ON THE EVE OF THE SMALL ISLANDS DEVELOPING STATES CONFERENCE

Samoa, 1 September 2014 – Strong private and public sector partnerships are essential to the future survival of small island developing states, that is the message the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is presenting at the International Conference on Small Island Developing States, which began today in Apia, Samoa.

01 Sep 2014 Hits:781 Regional News

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ISSUANCE OF RECEIPTS/VAT INVOICES

ISSUANCE OF RECEIPTS/VAT INVOICES

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA: The Inland Revenue Division of the Ministry of Finance will like to remind VAT Registrants of their obligations under the Value Added Tax Act, 2009, to issue VAT sales receipts /invoices to every customer to whom a sale was made.A VAT invoice/Sales receipt must contain the following information as prescribed by the Act;

01 Sep 2014 Hits:789 Local News

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CHIME FM IS HERE

CHIME FM IS HERE

St. George --- Born out of a call by Grenadians for a lifting of the bar in Grenadian radio broadcasting, CHIME FM took to the airwaves in mid-May.The station, which operates at 100.9 on the FM band, has been engaged since then in a number of adjustments in order to optimize its signal quality.  And, even though still providing limited spoken-word programming content, the respo...

01 Sep 2014 Hits:763 Local News

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UNICEF AND THE OECS DEEPEN COOPERATION TO ADVANCE CHILD AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT I…

UNICEF AND THE OECS DEEPEN COOPERATION TO ADVANCE CHILD AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION

OECS Commission, Castries Saint Lucia, August 27th 2014 - The OECS and UNICEF deepened their collaborative efforts on Tuesday August 26th 2014 through the signing of a new Programme Cooperation Agreement to the tune of US$1.165M.

28 Aug 2014 Hits:4702 Regional News

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HEALTH CITY CAYMAN ISLANDS PERFORMS FIRST LVAD HEART SURGERY

HEALTH CITY CAYMAN ISLANDS PERFORMS FIRST LVAD HEART SURGERY

GEORGETOWN, Grand Cayman (August 21, 2014) - A Caribbean man suffering from heart failure now has a new lease on life following the successful installation of an artificial heart pump (LVAD - Left Ventricular Assist Device) by the medical team at the recently opened Health City Cayman Islands.

21 Aug 2014 Hits:10811 Regional News

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VIRGIN HOLIDAYS AWARDS US$33,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO 7 CARIBBEAN NATIONALS STUDYI…

VIRGIN HOLIDAYS AWARDS US$33,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO 7 CARIBBEAN NATIONALS STUDYING HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

MIAMI, FL (Aug. 19, 2014) - Virgin Holidays, through its longstanding partnership with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF), has awarded US$33,000 to seven Caribbean nationals pursuing a higher education or professional development in hospitality and tourism.

21 Aug 2014 Hits:10198 Regional News

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CARIBBEAN HOTELS STEADILY IMPROVING

CARIBBEAN HOTELS STEADILY IMPROVING

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PKF Consulting USA (PKFC), a CBRE company, announced today that the average Caribbean hotel enjoyed an 18.6 percent increase in net operating income (NOI) during 2013, according to its newly released 2014 edition of Caribbean Trends® in the Hotel Industry. This is the third year in a row that Caribbean hotels have experienced a double-digit increase i...

21 Aug 2014 Hits:9187 Regional News

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SAINT LUCIA IMPLEMENTS INSTRUMENTS TO GIVE EFFECT TO THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE REGI…

SAINT LUCIA IMPLEMENTS INSTRUMENTS TO GIVE EFFECT TO THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE REGIME

OECS Commission, Castries, St. Lucia, August 21st  2014 OECS Commission,-Citizens of the OECS Economic Union who travel to Saint Lucia can now stay  there indefinitely. The OECS Commission’s Regional Integration Unit made the official announcement on Friday August 15, 2014.

21 Aug 2014 Hits:8477 Regional News

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CARIBBEAN MEDICAL FACILITY WELCOMES REGIONAL NEIGHBOURS

CARIBBEAN MEDICAL FACILITY WELCOMES REGIONAL NEIGHBOURS

CAYMAN ISLANDS (July 29, 2014) - A new medical facility in the Caribbean is offering affordable, world-class services to its neighbours as an alternative to the rising health care costs typically found throughout the region and North America.

30 Jul 2014 Hits:35153 Regional News

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PURE GRENADIAN TALENT AT “LIVE...ON THE BEACH”

PURE GRENADIAN TALENT AT “LIVE...ON THE BEACH”

Five great Grenadian bands competed for ‘Best Original Song’ at the first edition of "Live...On The Beach", a musical event which took place at Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel on Sunday, 20th July. Participating in the competition were Soul Deep, Sonika & The Leopards, Tammy & The Cosmos, Sabrina & the navigators, and Spice Rock. 

30 Jul 2014 Hits:40089 Local News

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CRUISE SHIP SEASON CLOSES WITH A BANG!

CRUISE SHIP SEASON CLOSES WITH A BANG!

(St. George’s) 29th July, 2014 - Three thousand, nine hundred and seventy nine (3,979) passengers and crew members of the MSC Divina injected approximately $416,000 into Grenada’s economy on Friday, 25th July 2014. The 2012 luxury Italian cruise line berthed in Grenada for the second time since its inaugural visit on 28th May 2014. It returned to Grenada from Rio de Janiero, Br...

30 Jul 2014 Hits:36409 Local News

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SIR JAMES MITCHELL IS PATHETICALLY WRONG ON CCJ, SAY ALEXIS

Statement by Dr Francis Alexis QC (23 July 2014)

The Statement made in Grenada yesterday by Sir James Mitchell, former Vincentian Prime Minister, that Caribbean countries should not have the Caribbean Court of Justice (“CCJ”) as their final appellate court is put to shame by several factors. So says Dr. Francis Alexis QC.

One is the readiness of the UK to facilitate certain Caribbean countries in getting out of the Privy Council and into the CJ. Dr Alexis refers to the clause in the Constitution of Dominica by which, earlier this July, under an agreement between Dominica and the UK, Dominica, without referendum approval, properly passed an Act to get out of the Privy Council and into CCJ. That clause, Alexis points out, appears also in the Constitution each of St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and St.Vincent.

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