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Antigua, Guyana Concerned About Scotiabank Sale

CMC:-  Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments Tuesday expressed some unease at the announcement that the Canadian-based Bank of Nova Scotia had agreed to sell its operations in nine Caribbean countries to...

Grants Available For Civil Society Organisations

Press Release:-  The Commonwealth Foundation has announced the opening of its annual grants call. Grants of up to £50,000 are available in support of innovative project ideas that seek to strengthen...

PM Browne tells Scotiabank no sale without Government approval

Antigua Observer:-  The Bank of Nova Scotia has been stopped from proceeding with any sale of its operations in Antigua and Barbuda until an application is made to the Government...

Scotiabank Selling Operations in Saint Lucia, Other Caribbean Countries

CTV News:- TORONTO -- The Bank of Nova Scotia's fourth-quarter earnings got a lift from its international operations, but fell just shy of expectations as Canada's third-largest lender announced...

Ganja Advocates Want To Safeguard Legalised Local Industry From Foreign Dominance

Ganja advocates here, expressing concern that foreign conglomerates could take over a legalised local cannabis industry, have taken steps to prevent such an occurrence, the Cannabis Movement has announced. "These...

King: No Visa Issues For Saint Lucian Farm Workers In Canada

Labour Minister, Stephenson King has said that visa requirements have not hampered the operation of the programme under which nationals from Saint Lucia and other Caribbean countries are employed...

Jamaica Trade Union Says Scotiabank Dispute Could Go Regional

Jamaica Observer:-  Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) President Senator Kavan Gayle says that the dispute with Scotiabank Jamaica over the transitioning of more jobs to other Caribbean countries could grow...

South Korea closes largest dog meat slaughterhouse

BBC:-  Officials in South Korea have started to dismantle the country's largest dog slaughterhouse. The Taepyeong-dong complex in Seongnam city, south of Seoul, will be cleared over two days and converted...

Successful Canada Farm Workers Review Meeting Ends In Saint Lucia

Caribbean and Canadian officials have ended the annual  Canada seasonal agriculture worker review meeting here, with Saint Lucia’s Labour Minister, Stephenson King declaring the gathering a success. Officials from Canada,...

B’dos announces tax breaks for businesses

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados Government today announced plans to provide a hefty reduction in corporation taxes for businesses and urged them to share the benefits with citizens. Prime...