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Statement at the End of a Staff Visit to Grenada

Statement at the End of a Staff Visit to Grenada

February 26, 2015 End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of...

The sale of a suck-eye in Grenada

The sale of a suck-eye in Grenada

February 21, 2015 If it were an episode of Mission Impossible it would begin with Jim being provided with a small disc with instructions sounding a bit like this: "Your mission,...

CDB steps up renewable energy drive

CDB steps up renewable energy drive

February 23, 2015 "Our objective is to support the development of geothermal—from exploration, studies, all the way through to field development and plant installation. Developing geothermal is not low cost, and...

Nicole Quits Cop

Nicole Quits Cop

• Leads walk-out of party meeting • Prakash not surprised by resignation 'UNC treats COP badly'Renuka Singh February 23, 2015 Chairman of the Congress of the People (COP), Nicole Dyer-Griffith, has...

Lifestyle News

Playing bass with Grace

Playing bass with Grace

February 19, 2015 ! DURANGO, Colorado is a sleepy mining town with a population of just over 17,000. But the people there sure love reggae. Grace 'Gracie Bassie' Kruse was born and...

'T&T culture is to take a wine'

'T&T culture is to take a wine'

By Anna Ramdass Feb 19, 2015 "Everybodyyyy! Wine on somebody now, take a wine...a little wine never hurt nobody." A line from Patrice Roberts' soca song "A Little Wine" goes hand in...

Wining cop praised by police body

Wining cop praised by police body

Jensen La Vende February 20, 2015 A police sergeant attached to the West End station dances with a partygoer during the annual Sunny Side Up Breakfast Party in Santa Cruz last Sunday....

Ravi B, Rikki Jai sweep competition

Ravi B, Rikki Jai sweep competition

Sharlene Rampersad February 2, 2015 They took the Chutney Soca Monarch (CSM) stage dressed as kings and when the night was over, Team Raja left with a royal flush, copping first...

Money News

Moody's Downgrades Russian Debt to JUNK

Moody's Downgrades Russian Debt to JUNK

WASHINGTON: Moody's cut Russia's debt rating by one notch into 'junk' territory Friday (Feb 20), saying the Ukraine crisis and the fall in oil prices and the rouble will further...

Small businesses spend two weeks a year collecting GST

Small businesses spend two weeks a year collecting GST

Peter Ryan A survey out today from the accounting software firm MYOB estimates the average small business spends 84 hours, or two weeks, a year collecting the GST for the Government. That...

'Lower VAT rate helped create over 30,000 jobs' - economist Alan Ahearne

'Lower VAT rate helped create over 30,000 jobs' - economist Alan Ahearne

Aideen Sheehan THE 9pc tourism VAT rate has helped create over 30,000 jobs while costing the state a fraction of what was feared in lost tax revenue, it was claimed today. Economist...

Howai: No HSF deposits this year

Howai: No HSF deposits this year

Urvashi Tiwari Roopnarine February 23, 2015 There will be no deposits to the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) for this year. This has been confirmed by Finance Minister Larry Howai who...

Sports News

Richard Austin an outstanding sportsman who paid a horrendous price for a terrible error

Richard Austin an outstanding sportsman who paid a horrendous price for a terrible error

Saturday, February 21, 2015 AUSTIN... was a terrific cricketer and a very good footballer Many who knew him as a 'coke head' walking the streets of Kingston, in rags, had little or...

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez returns to England a different player

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez returns to England a different player

February 24, 2015 by Peter Quinn Luis Suarez's last appearance in England was during Liverpool's 2-1 win over Newcastle at Anfield, as the Premier League title race with Manchester City went...

Kamala The Ugandan Giant, Former Pro Wrestler, Struggles As A Double Amputee

Kamala The Ugandan Giant, Former Pro Wrestler, Struggles As A Double Amputee

The Huffington Post By Ed Mazza 11/21/2014 In the 1980s, Kamala the Ugandan Giant was one of the most feared wrestlers in what was then known as the WWF. Today, he's...

Jordan cries, accepting Charlotte 'Business Person of the Year' award

Jordan cries, accepting Charlotte 'Business Person of the Year' award

January 23, 2015 jordan-charlotte-person-of-year Michael Jordan has received another award, a minor one. But him, not being able to hold tears during the acceptance of the award was something surprising. Jordan broke...

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