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ECCB takes over two indigenous banks in Anguilla

By CMC - Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. The St Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) said it has assumed control of two indigenous banks in Anguilla noting the move is designed to ensure the stability of the banking system in the entire Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). ECCB Governor Sir Dwight Venner, in a statement, confirmed that the operations of the Caribbean Commercial Bank (Anguilla ...

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Holness Adds Voice To Push For Math Solution

  Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is calling for a level of urgency in reducing what he describes as a cultural aversion to mathematics. Holness, a former minister of education, was weighing in on the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results, which were released on Monday. The 2013 CSEC results show that there was a five per cent increase in passes in the subject. Yesterday, Holness to ...

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CSEC Student Sets New Record

By Martina Johnson  Most outstanding student in the Caribbean Secondary Educatioin Certificate examinations for Antigua & Brabuda, Michael Zouetr. ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Michael Zouetr has achieved most outstanding student at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations for Antigua & Barbuda this year. While his success makes it the third year in a row that a male student has topp ...

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets 30 Months in Prison for Campaign Fund Misuse

Washington (CNN) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., once a rising Democratic star whose political fortunes imploded over crimes to finance lavish living, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday. “I misled the American people,” Jackson, 48, said before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposed the term, which she said should be served in Alabama. The ex-Illinois lawmaker’s wife, Sandi, was ...

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First time win for USVI at Leeward Islands Calypso Competition

By Toni Frederick THE VALLEY, Anguilla (WINN) -- The Leeward Islands Calypso crown will travel to the US Virgin Islands for the first time in the competition’s 17-year history. Patrick ‘Solijah’ Farrell of Spectrum Band fame, captured the title at the Landsome Bowl in Anguilla on Saturday night, giving solid, pitch-perfect performances of Sing, Solijah, Sing in the first round and Look What We Come To in th ...

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