Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Bermuda opposition calls on governor to intervene in bribery allegations

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HAMILTON, Bermuda — Recent allegations by developer Michael MacLean, contained in a sworn affidavit, involving illegal actions of government ministers, should be taken seriously by all concerned citizens of Bermuda, said the opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) in calling on the island’s…

Trinidad PM challenges opposition leader to debate

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Monday challenged opposition leader Keith Rowley to debate her one-on-one on July 30 as originally agreed. She said Trinidad and Tobago faces a crucial choice at the general elections on September 7.

US and Cayman governments silent on extradition requests

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — The American and Cayman Islands governments both remained tight-lipped on Monday regarding the extradition of Jeffrey Webb following revelations that one of the FIFA officials detained in Switzerland will go to the US to answer corruption allegations.

Cuban lawmakers call for expanded internet access

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuban deputies stressed the need to continue broaden access to internet throughout the country, after the local population’s positive reception of new internet rooms, Wi-Fi areas and the Nauta email service. The deputies spoke to Maimir Mesa Ramos, Cuban communications…

Canada agrees to review visa requirement for Grenadian citizens

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) — The Canadian government has agreed to look into addressing the visa requirement for Grenadian citizens to enter Canada. This was the highlight of a meeting between Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, which took place on July 10…

First OECS climate change symposium on COP 21 issues to be held on Wednesday

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — Civil society and government representatives from Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states will on Wednesday share their issues regarding climate change as well as discuss ways of strengthening support for OECS negotiators at the global…

Caribbean countries engage in south-south cooperation roundtable to combat child labour

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BRASILIA, Brazil — From 1-3 July 2015, delegations from 25 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, including The Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, participated in a roundtable for south-south cooperation focused on combating child labour, with the signing of four…

Report outlines Bermuda’s positive impact on global economy

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HAMILTON, Bermuda — The Bermuda government on Tuesday released the 2014 report “Bermuda in the World Economy.” The report, commissioned by the ministry of finance and the Washington D.C. office, was prepared by Transnational Analytics LLC president and top economist Charles Ludolph.

LIAT’s new routes for summer 2015 take effect this week

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — A number of new services and non-stop routes that have been added to the summer schedule of regional carrier LIAT will come into effect on July 15 and 16. From Antigua, customers will now enjoy a new daily service to San Juan each evening. This is in addition to the existing…

Delta to increase scheduled flights between Atlanta and Grenada

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Just one month after the launch of its new service between Atlanta and Grenada, Delta has indicated it will not only return the service in December, but also add two additional weekly flights during the peak holiday season. Delta will resume its seasonal service from Atlanta…

Commentary: Two important international events

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I would like to offer in a brief form some information on recent important events on the international agenda, about which little has been written so far in the local and regional press, but which could have essential impact upon world politics and global economy. The matter concerns the summits of both…

Commentary: Courtney Crum Ewing was martyred and forgotten in Guyana

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It’s been three months now since Courtney Crum Ewing was murdered on the streets in Guyana. His demise drew widespread condemnation from large sections of the society. The masses in conjunction with the political leaders transformed his funeral into carnival of protest. That moment may have…

Letter: Limp Rowley

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As the date for the general elections in Trinidad and Tobago draws closer, the PNM has now emerged as the Limp Force. Starting from the blocks early, spitting fire and brimstone, Rowley and his then gay group have now sputtered as a miserable bunch .Their campaign has faltered badly.

Sports Commentary: More accountability needed from Caribbean sports administrators

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The recent allegations of bribery and corruption that rocked football’s world governing body FIFA should be warning signs for regional sports administrators to take a critical look at its practices and procedures along with its organisational structure and begin to give urgent consideration to reforms.