Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Dominica president addresses rioting in Roseau

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ROSEAU, Dominica (CBN4) — Two weeks after violence erupted in the capital city of Roseau, president of Dominica, Charles Savarin, has addressed the rioting and looting. The rioting followed a meeting held by the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) earlier that day.

Trump’s phone call to PM Rowley may have cost Trinidadians over TT$3 million

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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — With Caribbean leaders counting on a direct connection to US President Donald Trump to boost their domestic and regional political image, very few of them are willing to fork out the exorbitant price tags that many of the big shot lobbying firms in Washington DC are charging…

St Kitts-Nevis encouraged to prepare for deportee reintegration

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — In light of the Trump administration’s latest executive order on detention and removal of illegal immigrants from the United States, St Kitts and Nevis is being encouraged to establish mechanisms to deal with deportees returning to the federation.

Trump a convenient whipping boy for Trinidad and Tobago footballer’s US visa issue

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — US President Donald Trump’s travel ban may be on hold as his administration addresses where it may have overstepped constitutional provisions, but many social media users felt that the ban was the reason Trinidad and Tobago-born football superstar…

Antigua-Barbuda implements recommended diplomatic regulatory framework

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LONDON, England — The recent decision by the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda to approve a new policy on diplomatic representation and accreditation was based in part on the Global Investor Immigration Council’s (GIIC) regulatory recommendations. The GIIC is the investor immigration…

St Kitts-Nevis moves to finalize geothermal agreement

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — Minister of Public Infrastructure with responsibility for Energy, Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd, said that the St Kitts and Nevis government is “committed to investing in alternative energy, pursuing geothermal energy production, completing the wind farm (and)…

CDB, IDB sign agreement to strengthen partnership

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WASHINGTON, USA — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their ongoing partnership in addressing the Caribbean’s development priorities. Through the MOU, signed at the…

Antigua-Barbuda to host ICT week and symposium

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The rapid pace of innovation in information and communication technologies (ICT) is impacting every aspect of Caribbean life. There is a clarion call for the region to keep abreast with and understand the potential of these new and revolutionary technologies to overcome…

Commentary: We can and do help change the world

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It is possible to change the world. In fact, it’s being done, little by little, in every corner of the globe. I just returned from Mission Team 2017’s humanitarian adventure in La Higuera in the Dominican Republic. This work trip is an annual campaign led by St Michael Catholic Secondary School in Bolton.

Commentary: Make Russia friend again, return Flynn and defeat ISIS

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The greatest alliance in history was forged in World War II, when the Soviet Union allied with the US, Britain and others in the fight against Germany. When the war ended, the Soviet Union could have invaded the rest of Europe and taken it for itself, due to its superior fighting power, but instead chose the path of peace.

Letter: UWP exposed by the Sun

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Today’s headlines in the Sun newspaper “UWP: Unfulfilled Promises of Diplomatic Passports” was most revealing. This headline comes in the midst of the Lennox Linton and the United Workers Party (UWP) repeated allegations that the Roosevelt Skerrit administration is selling diplomatic passports…

Letter: Managing a recession

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In the traditional modelling of the dynamics of an economy, two state variables play important roles; the aggregate supply capacity, which is the economic capability and capacity to provide goods and services, and the gross domestic product (GDP). The supply capacity change in, say…

RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull line honours for Phaedo3

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — While the multihull race record was not broken this year, Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel. Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70, Phaedo3 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Tuesday at 21 hrs 20 mins 46 secs AST, taking multihull line honours.

RORC Caribbean 600: Rambler 88 takes monohull line honours

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — George David’s American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking monohull line honours. This year was David’s third line honours win in the RORC Caribbean 600. However, the record set by his previous boat…