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Ramdin: Caribbean And U.S. Need to Agree on Mutual Agenda

Ramdin: Caribbean And U.S. Need to Agree on Mutual Agenda

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:255 Local Clive Bacchus

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  As Caribbean leaders prepare for their April 9th summit with US President Barack Obama, questions are being raised about the regions agenda for relations with the world's largest economy and most powerful nation.  Albert Ramdin Assistant Secretary General of the 35-nation Organization of American States (OAS), was asked to share his perspective on regional preparations for the event. "I don't see a comprehensive plan, from where I stand and from what I see.  I see elements of a plan.  I see the topics that need to be addressed.  I don't see the plan," he told WINN FM...

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Stem Cell Research Facility in St. Kitts May Raise Ethical Debate

Stem Cell Research Facility in St. Kitts May Raise Ethical Debate

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:526 Local Andre Huie

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Plans to establish a stem cell research and treatment facility in St. Kitts may raise the controversial ethical debate on the subject of stem cell research.  According to Medical News Today.com, stem cells come from two main sources embryos formed during the early development phase of embryological development also known as embryonic stem cells and adult tissue known as adult stem cells.  The controversy is the consideration of the ethics of research involving the development, usage, and destruction of human embryos.  On Saturday, entrepreneur Peter Nygard from Nygard International, at a press conference in St. Kitts with scientists and...

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Grenada Businessman: Noble intentioned CSME Moving too Slowly

Grenada Businessman: Noble intentioned CSME Moving too Slowly

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:218 Local Ken Richards

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A leading Grenadian businessman says while implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy regimes may be slow, the intention behind these measures is noble. Former Chamber of Industry and Commerce president Nigel John told WINN FM's The Bigger Picture the area of trade is one key example. "In other words you get practice sending from Grenada to St Kitts first, before you send from Grenada to Canada," the businessman explained. "It also permits for a gradual increase in capacities.  Obviously if you are only tooled to service a small 40,000 person market or a 100,000 person market...

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Chamber Pleased with New VAT Policy

Chamber Pleased with New VAT Policy

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:366 Local Clive Bacchus

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  The St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce is welcoming the removal of VAT from food, medicines and funeral expenses effective April 7th. “Generally the members of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce are very much pleased with the removal of VAT on food, medical expenses ad funeral expenses,” Executive Director Calvin Cable told WINN FM Monday. “There is a perceived buzz in the community, very similar to when personal income tax was removed at the change of government in 1980, and it is anticipated that the removal of VAT on these sectors of personal...

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VAT Removal Will be Reflected in Prices Right Away, Says Top Tax Official

VAT Removal Will be Reflected in Prices Right Away, Says Top Tax Official

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:223 Local Toni Frederick

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  The removal of VAT on food, medicines, school supplies and funeral expenses should be reflected in prices from April 7th, says a top tax official.   "Once a person is registered for VAT, when they pay the VAT and file their tax return, regardless of if the goods are sold or not, they claim a deduction from the government in terms of the VAT collected.  So from a registered VAT business, you never pay over your total VAT collected,  it's always the net amount: total VAT collected from the government, your VAT paid out...and you pay...

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- WINN FM Evening News - 31st March, 2015

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- The Bigger Picture - 29th March, 2015

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- Inside the News Saturday 28th March, 2015

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- The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 20th March, 2015

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RAMs Trading Ltd takes center stage heading into 2nd weekend of BLACK SAN's 5Star Fete

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:65 Press Releases Sourced Information

RAMs Trading Ltd takes center stage heading into 2nd weekend of BLACK SAN's 5Star Fete

Sandy Point, St. Kitts– March 31 2015:  With a grand opening weekend of activities in its rearview mirror, BLACK SAN'...

Government To Deliver On Promise To Sugar Workers

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:94 Press Releases Sourced Information

Government To Deliver On Promise To Sugar Workers

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is one step closer to delivering on its promise...

VAT Removal Receives Local And Regional Attention

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:69 Press Releases Sourced Information

VAT Removal Receives Local And Regional Attention

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): The promise of economic relief for the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis by the government...

Official Statement from The Honourable Shawn Richards, Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture

Monday 30th March, 2015 Hits:212 Press Releases Sourced Information

Official Statement from The Honourable Shawn Richards, Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture

On behalf of the government and citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Ministry of Sports expresses deepest sympathies for...

PM Talks Security & Other Issues With Ross University

Monday 30th March, 2015 Hits:154 Press Releases Sourced Information

PM Talks Security & Other Issues With Ross University

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 30, 2015 (SKNIS): Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris met with the Dean and other...

REGIONAL

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Holness survives

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:89 Regional Sourced Information

Holness survives

(Jamaica Observer) OPPOSITION Leader Andrew Holness triumphed again over internal rivals by easily winning a secret ballot among Jamaica Labour...

Go to hell, Bahamas PM tells journalists

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:115 Regional Sourced Information

Go to hell, Bahamas PM tells journalists

(Caribbean News Now) NASSAU, Bahamas -- Opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis said on Sunday he was “dumbfounded” when he heard...

LIAT’s CEO says his resignation is a matter for shareholders

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:82 Regional Sourced Information

LIAT’s CEO says his resignation is a matter for shareholders

(Antigua Observer) A day after Prime Minister Gaston Browne publicly called for him to resign, LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)...

SPORTS

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Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:98 Sports Sourced Information

Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami

(Reuters) - Sisters Serena and Venus Williams marched into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after straight-set wins at Key...

Barbados wins bid to host international lifestyle cricket tournament

Monday 30th March, 2015 Hits:140 Sports Sourced Information

Barbados wins bid to host international lifestyle cricket tournament

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – Barbados has won the bid to host the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, an international tournament...

Simmons Backs Associates For Next World Cup

Monday 30th March, 2015 Hits:112 Sports Sourced Information

Simmons Backs Associates For Next World Cup

(Jamaica Gleaner) LONDON: Newly appointed West Indies coach Phil Simmons is encouraging the International Cricket Council (ICC) to keep faith with...

BUSINESS

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Greece fails to reach initial deal on reforms with lenders

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:66 Business Sourced Information

Greece fails to reach initial deal on reforms with lenders

(Reuters) - Greece failed to reach an initial deal with the European Union and the IMF to unlock aid after...

Bitcoin Caribbean Is Here

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:83 Business Sourced Information

Bitcoin Caribbean Is Here

(News Americas) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues. Mar. 31, 2015: The disruptive new kind of money that is Bitcoin has now made...

Antigua & Barbuda, Airport Hub, Says Minister Michael, As Tourism Officials Celebrate New Route

Monday 30th March, 2015 Hits:158 Business Sourced Information

Antigua & Barbuda,  Airport Hub, Says Minister Michael, As Tourism Officials Celebrate New Route

(St. John’s, Antigua) – V.C Bird International Airport will serve as an important hub for UK based carrier British Airways,...

ENTERTAINMENT

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Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj Among Owners Of New Streaming Service

Tuesday 31st March, 2015 Hits:87 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj Among Owners Of New Streaming Service

NEW YORK (AP) -- Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal,...

Roger Moore Says Comments About Idris Elba As James Bond Taken Out Of Context

Monday 30th March, 2015 Hits:148 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Roger Moore Says Comments About Idris Elba As James Bond Taken Out Of Context

(Huffington Post) Roger Moore says comments in which he appeared to question whether Idris Elba could play the role of...

Robin Williams' Wife, Children Head To Court In Estate Fight

Monday 30th March, 2015 Hits:95 Entertainment News Sourced Information

Robin Williams' Wife, Children Head To Court In Estate Fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the...

TECH NEWS

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WINN Tech report: SKN Download speed ranks amongst the lowest

Monday 23rd March, 2015 Hits:1352 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN Tech report: SKN Download speed ranks amongst the lowest

St. Lucia Invests in Technology Sector Trainers from across St. Lucia, were invited to register for the opportunity to make their...

WINN Tech Roundup: Columbus, C&W Deal Hits Snag in Trinidad

Saturday 14th March, 2015 Hits:1897 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN Tech Roundup: Columbus, C&W Deal Hits Snag in Trinidad

  Caribbean Science Foundation Opens Applications for SPISE The Caribbean Science Foundation is inviting applications from Students, Teaching Assistance and Instructors for...

Winn FM Tech Round Up: Digicel, Viber and more

Wednesday 11th March, 2015 Hits:1763 Tech News Sourced Information

Winn FM Tech Round Up: Digicel, Viber and more

Canadian Military Provides Tech Training to Regional Defence Forces Some sixteen representatives from defence forces from from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados,...

WINN FM Weekend Tech Round Up For Weekend of Feb 27th

Saturday 28th February, 2015 Hits:1882 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN FM Weekend Tech Round Up For Weekend of Feb 27th

  Lenovo Laptops Infected with Malware at Source In an era where every day the world is rocked by a new internet...

WINN's Caribbean Tech Round Up

Thursday 26th February, 2015 Hits:1892 Tech News Sourced Information

WINN's Caribbean Tech Round Up

This is the WINN FM Caribbean Technology Round Up for the weekend of 20th February 2015.   The Government of T&T Bolsters...