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  Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 26, 2015 (SKNIS):   In a national address last night, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that effective April 7, 2015, Value Added Tax (VAT) on food, medicine and funeral expenses will end. 

VAT REMOVED FROM FOOD, MEDICINE AND FUNERAL EXPENSES


By Sir Ronald Sanders   To anyone living in a developing country that is not an oil-producer, the present drop in the price of oil is very welcome.   Ever since the world’s major oil-producing nations, through the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), dramatically increased prices in 1973, the […]

Oil Prices Fall Sharply: Will Poor Populations benefit?


Consumption is often considered as something bad. Consumption, and consumerism, are often discussed in derisive terms and held out as the problem in our societies today. However, consumption is an important economic activity, and consumers play a vital role in an economy. Without consumers, there could be no production! No […]

From Consumer to Investor – Making the Switch Happen



Map of St. Kitts showing the Location of the MAB reserve
By Orita Bailey St. Kitts and Nevis proudly became the first English Caribbean country to launch their Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme last week. At a one day workshop held at the FND conference room, the Executive Committee of the St. Kitts MAB was installed and began working on […]

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS MAB 2ND IN THE CARIBBEAN


By Sir Ronald Sanders The countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), with the exception of Guyana and Suriname, are each experiencing severe decline in their economies. The small Leeward and Windward Islands are worst affected, and so too is Barbados. Governments are struggling to find ways in […]

Where are Businesses in Caribbean Business?