Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


CARICOM summit a success, says Barbados PM

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, considers the just-concluded 36th CARICOM heads of government meeting, held in Barbados from July 2 to 4, a success.

Bahamas government moves to get back land from bankrupt developer

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NASSAU, Bahamas — In the latest developments surrounding the Baha Mar crisis, the Bahamas attorney general has filed a writ seeking to claw back Crown land from the developer of the troubled Cable Beach project. However, under its agreement with the government, Baha Mar would still have an option…

Canadian investigators to examine doctor’s body in Panama to confirm death

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Investigators with Quebec’s Anti-Corruption Unit have received permission to view the body of Dr Arthur Porter in Panama in order to confirm his death, the Toronto Star reported. Porter, the physician at the centre of a recent St Kitts and Nevis diplomatic controversy…

South African minister arrives in Haiti following visit to Suriname

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Luwellyn Landers, South Africa’s deputy minister of international relations and cooperation, arrived in Haiti on Monday after concluding a successful visit to Suriname. While in Suriname, Landers held bilateral discussion with the minister of foreign affairs, Winston Lackin.

Visiting yachtsman stabbed multiple times in robbery attempt in St Lucia

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RODNEY BAY, St Lucia — In an apparent attempt to rob a visiting vessel in May, a swimmer tripped over and woke the skipper who was sleeping in the cockpit of a boat anchored near shore at Reduit Beach in Saint Lucia, Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) reported. The robber proceeded to…

Changing the international perception of the Caribbean from tourism

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — “One of the challenges we face in the region is how to change the perception of the Caribbean as being that of a destination solely for vacation tourism.” This was the view from president of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), McHale Andrew.

Commentary: Blindfolds measure up conveniently in St Lucia

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Under Saint Lucia’s party control system, defining a distinctive edge to untapped generation change, accompanied by political change is nonexistent. Alongside this backdrop, an unreal strategic assessment of market conditions and unrelated investment is contributing to widening the socio-economic…

Commentary: Baha Mar, a flagging economy and more bad news!

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The Baha Mar megaresort project in The Bahamas has hit a snag. Its developer, Mr Sarkis Izmirilian, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US state of Delaware on 29 June 2015. This is what one would call the sum of all fears!  According to the declaration sent to the US courts in Delaware made by…

Letter: Senator Nazim Burke: The man who’s bringing about change

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The Grenadian community in New York on Sunday, June 19, welcomed senator and leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) political party in Grenada, Nazim V. Burke, as he conveyed his views and positions to them. He said his party is committed to values providing real solutions.

CONCACAF announces reform framework

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MIAMI, USA — The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has announced that its executive committee has approved an expansive reform framework that seeks to substantially strengthen the Confederation’s governance, management, and operations.