Tag: European Union (EU)

Selling Citizenship Pays Dividends In Caribbean … But At Price Of Security?

ST. GEORGE’S — Investing in the tropical Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada, with its white sand beaches, buys more than a slice of paradise – it comes with citizenship and a passport with visa-free entry to almost 130 countries. Few who take up the offer may ever visit their new homeland but for cash-strapped Caribbean […]

Guadeloupe Produces Disease-Resistant Banana That Is Also Organic At Cirad

BASSE-TERRE — Guadeloupe says it created an disease-resistant hybrid organic banana that is starting to show promise. The CIRAD 925 variety of bananas was created in the 2000s at research stations after years of hybridization and selection. It is characterized by its resistance to the Black Sigatoka disease which now affects banana crops all over […]

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS: No ‘Justification’ For European Union Including Territory on Tax Haven Blacklist

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The European Union, without justification, has added the U.S. Virgin Islands to its list of “non-cooperative jurisdictions” for tax purposes. There is no evidence that the U.S. Virgin Islands has been used to evade or avoid any taxes imposed by European Union Member States, according to Lonnie […]

‘DIRTY THIRTY?’ European Union Puts U.S. Virgin Islands on Blacklist of Illegal Tax Havens

BRUSSELS — The U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and Saint Kitts and Nevis are set to be added next week to a European Union blacklist of tax havens, raising to nine the number of jurisdictions on it, a European Union document seen by Reuters News Service shows. The decision, taken by EU tax experts, is […]

REPORT: Slavery Ended In The Caribbean When It No Longer Made Good Business Sense

PORT OF SPAIN — IN ITS 18th-century heyday cane grown in the Caribbean and cut by African slaves provided Britain with nearly all its sugar. The masters of this brutal trade made enormous fortunes. But it has seen 200 years of decline, accelerating after slavery ended in 1838. Now the region is wondering how it […]

TNT TELLS EVERYONE WHERE THEY CAN GO! Caribbean Consultation for Global Compact for Migration Held in Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN – A Sub-Regional Consultation for the Caribbean towards a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is being held today in Trinidad and Tobago. The two-day event began yesterday. Hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, these consultations are organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with the financial […]