Cameras installed in the town of Mandeville last month have helped in the seizure of 102 offensive weapons and arrests of persons for copyright violations.
St Kitts and Nevis is negotiating Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with several countries including the Nordic nations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
The IDB has approved a US$25 million policy-based grant to support the government’s reforms to increase tax and customs revenues, improve the efficiency of public spending and strengthen the management of public debt.
New York Times, USA: R. Allen Stanford’s relationship with the chief regulator of his Antigua bank was closer than most. At a meeting in 2003, they became blood brothers, cutting their wrists and mixing their blood in a “brotherhood ceremony” that Mr. Stanford’s chief financial officer said promoted an elaborate scheme to hide a multibillion-dollar fraud from American and other regulators, The New York Times’s Clifford Krauss writes.
Philadelphia Daily News, USA: It might be time to extend those sand pits because Usain Bolt is considering the long jump.
Nation News, Barbados: Seven weeks after giving birth, the 23-year-old first-time mother cannot take her baby boy Ashcher Micah Bynoe-Chewitt out of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) because he was born with a heart defect.
The Independent, UK: In an extraordinary attack, the Prime Minister of Belize accused Lord Ashcroft of being “predatory” and implied that he had subjected the former colony to “new age slavery”.
Salon.com, USA: Experts say it’s hard to pinpoint what has caused such a drastic drop but attribute it to combination of factors, with the U.S. economic downturn topping the list.
Observer, Jamaica: Telecommunications giant Digicel was yesterday identified in court as the entity which had its system hacked into and from which 26-year-old computer specialist and computer programmer Philpott Martin allegedly stole over $10 million worth of call credit.
United Press International, USA: Fears of abduction, muggings and unfamiliar surroundings are keeping larger numbers of tourists confined to the ever larger cruise ships that bring them to the Caribbean waters for its marine life, sun and blue skies.
Sify.com, USA: “My presence in Cuba would cause violence, because I’ve got a very big mouth and I’m not going to keep quiet in the face of injustice,” the singer told Puerto Rican daily El Nuevo Dia in an interview published Thursday.
Caribbean News Digital, USA: St. Kitts had 244,782 cruise visitors in the first half of the year, a 10 percent increase, according to the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority.
Advocate, Barbados: North American firms interested in setting up wind farms locally
Another worker at Antigua and Barbuda’s financial regulatory body has been implicated in efforts to hide Sir Allen Stanford’s US$8 billion fraud, as revelations of a blood oath among Sir Allen, that worker and the country’s former chief financial regulator were made yesterday.