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CCM’S Promises Should Include the COI

The Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) in their manifesto and since their election to government has publicly told the people of Nevis that they would raise people out of poverty and into middle class status, reduce the cost of living, spur economic activity, create opportunities through public investment and encourage private sector investment. In fact, the CCM’s manifesto has over 60 promises made to the p ...

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$19b bailout

A HIGHWAY to Point Fortin, three hospitals, eight administrative complexes, an aquatic centre, a cycling velodrome and a tennis centre could all have been built with the amount of money that has been pumped into collapsed conglomerate CL Financial. Finance Minister Larry Howai made this statement as the Finance Bill 2013 was debated in the Senate, Tower D, International Waterfront Centre in Port of Spain ye ...

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Pay me, or I’ll sue’ Sacked educator says Gov’t obligated to compensate him for full contract

EMBATTLED educator Dr Doeford Shirley says he definitely will sue the education ministry if it refuses to pay him up to the end of his contract after he was cashiered last week. Shirley, who has had a stormy relationship with the ministry since the change of Government in December 2011, was handed a letter on January 25 notifying him that his contract has been terminated effective January 31. "In the event ...

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APNU official Rickford Burke charged for identity theft in New York

OPPOSITION personality Rickford Burke has been hauled before the US Courts to answer charges related to identity theft. He faces up to seven years’ imprisonment should he be found guilt of this offence. Burke, who is aligned to the opposition political parties, the People National Congress Reform and A Partnership for National Unity, also heads the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy in the United Stat ...

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Scores of ‘squatters’ told to leave homes

Dozens of families who have built homes illegally on Crown land have just two weeks left to pack up and leave. Development Control Authority (DCA) chiefs say the authority has issued letters to over 30 households – more than one hundred people – telling them they need to vacate by February 15. The targeted area is the PerryBay community – said to be one of the country’s largest squatting areas and home to a ...

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