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Martinique announces fuel price increase

Martinique has  announced a significant increase in fuel prices from January 1, 2017. The increase includes an 11 cent hike on the liter of unleaded gas, a 19 cent rise...

Government expected to announce new VAT rate before year end

The new Saint Lucia government is expected to be in a position to announce the new rate of Value Added Tax (VAT), before the end of October 2016. The disclosure...

Chastanet: May tourism figures ‘heartening’

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said that  it is 'heartening' that tourism arrival figures were up 5.4 percent for May this year. "We saw a three and a half percent...

Chastanet on tourism: ‘We’re only scratching the surface.’

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has declared that although the Caribbean is the most tourism dependent region in the world, it is only scratching the surface. “The amazing number is, if...
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Government touts .1 percent inflation rate despite fuel hike

Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Doctor Ubaldus Raymond, has told reporters here that  despite the increases in the price of fuel in the last year, prices in general...

US Ambassador sounds tourism caution

Asserting that she has lived in the Caribbean and travelled the region, United States Ambassador to Barbados and the eastern Caribbean, Linda S. Taglialatela has told reporters here that it...

Bajans Get $25m Income Tax Payout

Barbados Nation:-  SOME BARBADIANS are smiling all the way to the bank after receiving close to $25 million in income tax refunds over the last two weeks. They are the first...
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Communiqué: 88th Meeting of Monetary Council of Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

OECS PRESS RELEASE:-ECCB - an Institute of the OECS Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — The Eighty-Eighth Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was held under...
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Chastanet hails drop in unemployment

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has hailed a drop in Saint Lucia's unemployment figures, declaring that his administration is very excited about the development. However  Chastanet told reporters Monday that there...

Saint Lucia cuts Value Added Tax

CMC – St. Lucia Wednesday cut the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 15 to 12.5 per cent with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet saying his administration is keeping a key...