Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Former Trinidad minister admits conspiracy to conceal marijuana find

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — As if he wasn’t in enough trouble already, former Trinidad and Tobago national security minister Jack Warner, who is currently charged with multiple counts of racketeering, corruption and money laundering in the United States, has voluntarily admitted…

Guyana seeks UN assistance as Venezuela ‘annexes’ further territory

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s new foreign minister, Carl Greenidge, in an address during the opening of Parliament last week, said that his country will seek UN assistance in resolving once and for all the territorial dispute with Venezuela that was escalated on May 27 by a presidential decree…

Curacao ethical hacking and cyber security training event rescheduled

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — An internationally sponsored cyber security and ethical hacking training event that was originally scheduled to be held last Wednesday and Thursday (9 and 10 June) in Curacao has now been deferred to the 29 and 30 June. The event is being sponsored by Cyber Watchdog…

Xenophobia in St Lucia condemned

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) has condemned what it described as a shameful display of xenophobic behaviour that has crept into Saint Lucian society ever since the human trafficking incident, known locally as the Lambirds Academy affair. Leader of the LPM, Therold Prudent…

International institutions join forces to tackle leading causes of death in the Americas

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WASHINGTON, USA — The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will launch on Wednesday in Washington, DC, the Inter-American Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), a multisectoral effort to combat the causes of 80% of deaths…

Almost 140 passengers on Jetblue’s inaugural return flight from Grenada to New York

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) — A smooth take off, a smooth landing and a ‘comfy’ flight in between these are the three ingredients of a great trip and are exactly what the nearly 140 passengers experienced on JetBlue’s June 11 inaugural flight back to New York from Grenada. JetBlue Flight 950…

InselAir commences non-stop service from Curacao to Manaus and Puerto Ordaz

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — InselAir will start its Curacao-Manaus operations on July 3 on Mondays and Fridays. Puerto Ordaz flights start on July 14 and will be flown on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The largest Caribbean-based carrier offers its customers a total of 24 destinations and offers passengers…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: We have to change the way we do business

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While not actually attending the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association annual general meeting recently, if media reporting was accurate, the current chairman is quoted as stating that “discounts were not the way to attract visitors to these shores”. I have enormous respect for Mr Chatrani (despite opting…

Commentary: A response to the Garifuna dilemma

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Contrary to the letter by Helen Alexander, published on June 12, 2015, under the title “The National Destruction Plan (NDP) of Arnhim Eustace: The Garifuna dilemma.” I would like to bring to the attention of readers the following facts. The first offshore laws pertaining to St Vincent and the Grenadines…

Commentary: Good riddance! Part II

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Change has come to Guyana. The nation has put the dark era of the PPP domination behind. Diligent exercise of the franchise has secured the election of President David Granger and his A Partnership For National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) unity government. The new dispensation…

An Open Letter to Helena R. Edwards and her friend Ralph E. Gonsalves

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Helena, your letter on Caribbean News Now is extremely misleading. What both you and your friend Gonsalves are trying to put out is that the Garinagu will be able to come here as citizens and take people’s jobs and take their homes, saying up to 800,000 of them will be arriving to do this.

Letter: Tillman Thomas for FIFA president

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Former prime minister of Grenada Tillman Thomas should be extremely proud of himself given the current corruption scandal that FIFA and many of its executive members including our own Jack Warner are allegedly involved in. Given his philosophy on the fundamental principles of accountability…