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SAN JUAN — The Eastern Caribbean has created its own form of digital currency meant to help speed transactions and serve people without bank accounts. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank said its “DCash” is the first such blockchain-based currency introduced by any of the world’s currency unions, though some individual

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ST. JOHN’S — The former chief of Antigua’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for his role in connection to a $7 billion Ponzi scheme involving the Stanford International Bank (SIB). Leroy King, 74, of Dickerson Bay, Antigua, pleaded guilty on Jan. 30, 2020,

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Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Egbert Emanuel “Tata” Tonge on February 14, 2021, at the age of 76. Egbert was born in Antigua and lived most of his life in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Erskine;

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People in the Caribbean who refuse to take vaccinations to counter the coronavirus will cause the COVID-19 pandemic to remain longer in the region, endangering lives, livelihoods, and entire economies. Whatever genuine fears may exist, these people must be educated about the value of the vaccine to their own health,

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ST. JOHN’S — The U.S. Department of State is recommending U.S. travelers reconsider travel to Antigua and Barbuda due to “health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.” Issued Monday, the State Department travel advisory noted “some areas” of the Caribbean nation have “increased risk,” and directs potential travelers to visit

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ST. JOHN’S — A Caribbean airline that helps tie together the region’s many island nations has been saved from going under — at least for now — by a rescue plan led by the government of Antigua and Barbuda. The 45-year-old LIAT, owned by a handful of regional governments, provides

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Chaos in Antigua’s cruise industry could be a boon for the territory, West Indian Co. Ltd. officials said this weekend. Antigua has undertaken the renovation and privatization of its port through the Turkish-based company Global Ports Holding, which operates several European cruise ports. Carnival Cruise Line, which

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DEAD ON THE TRACKS: Honduras in Central America is considered one of the most dangerous places on Earth. WASHINGTON — A report released last month by the U.S. State Department credits the Honduras government for reducing rates of homicide, kidnapping, and extortion in the Central American country, while being sharply

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ATLANTA  – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added more Caribbean countries to its growing list of the Zika virus travel alert. The Atlanta, Georgia-based CDC added the Cayman Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and the Turks and Caicos Islands to its interim travel guidance related to Zika

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ST. JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Thursday announced that effective April, personal income tax will be abolished in its entirety in Antigua and Barbuda. Browne made the announcement in his presentation of the 2016 Budget said this was a promise made to the people of Antigua and Barbuda

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