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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Former Cayman football chief denies corruption charges in NY court

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NEW YORK, USA — Former Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) president Jeffrey Webb has denied allegations of corruption and bribery in the massive FIFA racketeering investigation and has been bailed but placed under house arrest on a $10 million bond.

Bahamas government accused of nationalising resort

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Financially troubled megaresort Baha Mar on Friday blasted the Bahamas government’s decision to file a winding-up petition against the company in the Supreme Court as “an attempted nationalization of a private investor’s assets”, a move the company said puts its staff and assets…

No support from St Vincent for Dominica’s Commonwealth nominee

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Do not look to St Vincent and the Grenadines for any support, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told Britain’s Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal, who is seeking regional backing as Dominica’s nominee for the position of Commonwealth secretary general.

Development Bank of Latin America to participate in Barbados development financing

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will sign three agreements on Monday with the executive president of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Enrique Garcia, that will allow CAF to participate in the financing of the country’s development agenda.

IMF concludes consultation with Barbados

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WASHINGTON, USA — On June 17, 2015, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Barbados. Real GDP growth remained weak in 2014, weighed down by fiscal drag and stagnant tourism inflows, and unemployment averaged 12.3 percent.

Commentary: Tourism Matters: All work and no pay!

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A recent survey released through the US Travel Association (USTA) and conducted by Oxford Economics concluded that, last year, American workers walked away from US$52.4 billion in unused vacation time, forfeiting a total of 169 million paid days off. The amount of vacation time Americans take…

Commentary: The non debate of the ‘great debate’

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Finding a political middle ground is never an easy task. This time, the indecision to negotiate a solution in Trinidad and Tobago that is workable to both the People’s National Movement (PNM) political leader Dr Keith Rowley and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar echoes the theories of political philosophers…

Letter: SVG, when enigma creates positional vertigo!

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The funny thing about a revolution is that if you don’t stop spinning, you can pick up speed and spin out of control into a tailspin, create a whirlpool in water, or open a space/time continuum in a science fiction movie. In St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), we have had the much touted talk of…

Letter: The Privy Council: A key to justice

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As one who has been in and out or our high courts, magistrate’s courts, police cells, and been subject to over ten arrests and innumerable charges, I am convinced that government is the key to injustice; and the Privy Council is one of the keys to it. The following are seven reasons why. Party politics came to…

Letter: Racist connotations in international soccer

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I happen to be a sports loving, Panamanian-born doctor of naturopathy and doctor of bilingual-multicultural education, and I have noticed a peculiarity that leaves me feeling rather unsettled in my spirit. It is my contention that the use of the coined word “Jamaiquino” utilized by the sports announcers.

St Lucia to host CONCACAF women’s championship

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Saint Lucia Football Association is set to host international football again this month. Mindoo Phillip Park will be the venue for the Caribbean Zone Group 2 of the 2015 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship. Grenada and Jamaica will be the other two participating teams.

Grenadian athletes honoured in Toronto

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TORONTO, Canada — Grenadian athletes competing at the Pan American Games in Toronto were congratulated and toasted on Friday evening by relatives, friends and other Grenadian nationals. The athletes, as well as coaches and Grenada sports officials, were the guests of honour at a reception…