Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Cuba and US reaffirm willingness to continue talks

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and US Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed on Monday the willingness of both governments to continue talks in the search for solutions to issues of bilateral interest. Hoisting the Cuban flag for the first time after 54 years…

Citizenship programme critical to St Kitts-Nevis, says PM

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — The government of St Kitts and Nevis has taken firm steps to address concerns about the citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, which upon assuming office, faced challenges described by prime minister and minister of finance, Dr Timothy Harris, as a…

Former Cayman Islands football chief secures bond with cars and luxury goods

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Former Cayman Islands football chief Jeffrey Webb has secured his US$10 million bail bond with 11 luxury watches, his wife’s jewellery, including her wedding ring, three high-end cars and ten properties, according to US press reports. The details were…

IDB approves US$100 million for Caribbean energy facility proposed by Trinidad PM

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has said it will support a proposal by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to establish a multi-donor energy facility for Caribbean sustainability. The prime minister made the announcement on Monday.

St Vincent geothermal project on track to start-up in 2018

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The geothermal energy project in St Vincent is on track to start-up in 2018, according to Peter Williams, a representative of Emera Caribbean Limited, one of the companies that is partnering with the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to execute the project.

Couple celebrates 30th anniversary with surgery in the Cayman Islands

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — For many married couples, a wedding anniversary is an opportunity to enjoy a special luxury or a romantic getaway to a destination far away from the realities of everyday life. Not so for Janice and Kelly Renegar, who marked their 30th anniversary by choosing…

Improvements in the pipeline for St Lucia water supply

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Caribbean Development Bank is supporting Saint Lucia’s efforts to deliver a reliable, climate resilient supply of potable water to the northern districts of the island by providing US$14.8 million to fund improvements to the John Compton Dam and operations of the Water and…

Federal government to provide $500,000 to help USVI centennial celebrations in 2017

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WASHINGTON, USA — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina on Tuesday announced $500,000 in grant assistance under the Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program to the US Virgin Islands Centennial Commission as it prepares to organize events and activities…

Nutmeg Princess comes alive at underwater sculpture park in Grenada

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The Nutmeg Princess has been added to the world’s first underwater sculpture park at Moliniere Bay in Grenada. The statue depicts Grenada’s first fairy tale princess emerging from a large nutmeg pod, reaching to the heavens with a handful of Grenada’s most famed spice.

Canada changes entry requirements for visa-exempt travellers

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TORONTO, Canada — The government of Canada has issued a revision to its new entry requirements for all visa-exempt travellers seeking to enter Canada by air. Effective March 15, 2016, it will become mandatory for visa-exempt travellers to Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA).

Bonaire to receive additional winter airlift from Delta and United

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KRALENDIJK, Bonaire — Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will be adding additional non-stop flights to Bonaire, timed for the peak 2015/2016 winter travel season. Delta will add two more non-stop flights to Bonaire from Atlanta beginning December 19, 2015. The southbound Delta flight DL665…

Commentary: Why the People’s United Party is declining in Belize

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First, I would like to commend Mr Steven Okeke for his views on why he thinks the People’s United Party are in the current state that they are in. It takes people like him with guts to state their views openly and more Belizeans should follow him. As a person who is a born Belizean I have a different view.

Commentary: Haiti scrambles to prepare for electoral contest

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After years of delays and political deadlock, Haiti is finally preparing to hold its long-overdue general elections, leaving international observers to breathe a sigh of relief. But within the small Caribbean nation’s borders, the atmosphere is one of heavy skepticism.  Years of brutal dictatorship and multiple…

Letter: Burn the box

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Once you get used to thinking outside the box, you soon realize that you do not need the box anymore. You can burn the box. The mere existence of the box as a cozy and inviting instrument of suppression beckons you to return to it like an early morning warm bed and prohibits man’s natural quest…

Letter: Tag team Ryan and Farrell

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Within recent times the People’s National Movement (PNM) strategy team came to the conclusion that they cannot campaign against Kamla Persad Bissessar on the merits of delivery and performance. They grudgingly admitted that the country had developed by leaps and bounds during the short space of…