Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Dominica’s Commonwealth candidate reveals campaign donors

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LONDON, England — The candidate nominated by Dominica for the upcoming election of a new Commonwealth secretary general, Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal (Asthal is a village in Oxfordshire, England – not Dominica) is a sitting member of the House of Lords.

Former Cayman football boss agrees to US extradition

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ZURICH, Switzerland (CNS) — The former Cayman Islands football boss, Jeffrey Webb (50), has agreed to be extradited to the US, according to international media reports. A number of leading news agencies have reported that Webb, who is currently being detained in a Swiss jail, is willing to go…

Guyana coalition member criticises CARICOM on Venezuela statement

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), a member of the ruling coalition, has criticised the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) over the statement on the recently escalated maritime border between Guyana and Venezuela issued following the recent CARICOM heads…

Trinidad minister opens trade and investment convention

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MACOYA, Trinidad — Senator Vasant Bharath, minister of trade, industry, investment and communications and minister in the ministry of finance and the economy, declared Trinidad and Tobago’s 2015 Trade and Investment Convention (TIC 2015) open for business last week at the Centre of Excellence.

Spike in tourism in Cuba: Two million visitors already in 2015

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Two million tourists have visited Cuba from January 1 to July 10, according to a press release by the ministry of tourism. The two million mark was reached in 39 days fewer than in 2014, a spike in arrivals in the present year that translates in 16 percent growth, thanks to the….

Guyana government to examine court ruling on presidential term limit

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — Attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Basil Williams said that the Guyana government will be examining acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling that the presidential term limit is unconstitutional. On Thursday, Chang ruled on a 2014 constitutional challenge…

Venezuelan currency falls to 611 to one US dollar on black market

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The unofficial black market exchange rate for the Venezuelan Bolivar stands at 611.25 to one dollar (US$), compared to the lowest official rate of 6.3 and which reflects what many believe is the upcoming collapse of the Venezuelan economy. In a nation where obtaining dollars…

BVI remains under drought watch: Only 3.5 inches of rain in 2015

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ROAD TOWN, BVI — A drought watch remains in effect for the British Virgin Islands, given the significant reduction in rainfall recorded for the first half of this year. Rainfall statistics accumulated by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) for the period January to June reveal a total of only 3.5 inches.

Commentary: Why does Grenada need Balthazar University?

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Universities come with different characters – some feature creative disciplines of study – for invention and enhancing productive capacity, growth and leadership. Others feature disciplines more related to maintenance – keeping people healthy is a good example… All accelerate the knowledge…

Commentary: A New Revolution: The progression of LGBTQ rights in Cuba

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On the morning of April 26, Yosvani Muñoz Robaina, a 24-year-old Cuban transgender woman, was stoned to death at Roberto Amarán Park in the Cuban city of Pinar del Río. Three teenagers were jailed for their alleged participation in the crime. One of the accused was 13, another 17.

Letter: Is Allen Chastanet an accomplished liar and a thief?

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Everyone knows the courts have deemed the aristocrat Allen Chastanet untrustworthy, devious and a pathological liar. We know in the last week he travelled to Canada, Bishop’s and Washington Universities to purchase certificates to validate his pedigree with no success, and we know three weeks…

Letter: Just how evil is evil that?

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There are 61 persons owning 150 plots of farmland in St Vincent; they had their land taken from them for the Argyle International Airport. To date they remain unpaid and many have died waiting, unable to afford medical attention that may have saved them if they had been paid some eight years ago.