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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Kick ’em Jenny rumbling off Grenada

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Early Thursday morning, a strong continuous signal was observed on instruments monitoring the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of Grenada in the Caribbean Sea. The alert level has been elevated to Orange.

Bahamas court asserts control over Baha Mar resort

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NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas government said on Wednesday it felt “vindicated” by Justice Ian Winder’s rejection of Baha Mar’s application seeking recognition of its Chapter 11 proceedings in Delaware. The ruling means that the various orders handed down by a US judge after Baha Mar’s…

Forensic audit in Guyana reveals unauthorised transfers from PetroCaribe fund

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — Aerswar Deonarine, deputy chief executive officer (DCEO Administration) of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Company, and Carvil Duncan, president of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions (FITUG) and a director on GPL’s board, are now said to be under…

CCJ ruling may have implications for telecoms companies in the region

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — A ruling this week by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) may have implications on how telecommunications companies dictate to their customers about what they can do with their internet service, according to local tech expert Russell Williams. The ruling delivered on Monday…

Martinique to host first female entrepreneurship awards in the Caribbean

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FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique — The ceremony for the first awards for female entrepreneurship and cooperation in the Caribbean, presented by the Guardian Group and Martinique Pionnières, will take place in December 2015 in Martinique. The Pioneers network, present in 15 regions in Europe, Africa…

Expedia sees significant growth for St Lucia

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, has seen a significant increase in travel demand for properties of all star levels on the island of Saint Lucia. Overall, demand increased more than 20 percent in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the same…

New contact centre to be opened in Trinidad

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ST PETERSBURG, USA – iQor, a global provider of business process outsourcing and product support services with 32,000 employees in 17 countries, will open its newest contact centre in Trinidad and Tobago in September 2015. The new site will be located in Trinidad’s Tamana InTech Park.

Commentary: Black lives matter? Sandra Bland is an example, not a martyr

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You have probably seen police dashcam video of the July 10 traffic stop that led to Sandra Bland’s arrest. Shockingly, she died of an alleged suicide in a Texas jail, under plainly suspicious circumstances, just three days later. I shall leave it to others to propagate racially motivated speculation about…

Commentary: Climate change: Time for talking is over

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Imagine if, on the anniversary of its independence, the friendliest message your nation gets is that, if your country sinks underwater, a nearby island is willing to give your people refuge. That means picking up whatever you might salvage and leaving behind your homeland, your possessions and your entire…

Letter: Growth is the key

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The prime minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell went on a recent visit to North America and Europe. From published articles, he met Grenadians in both New York, USA; Toronto, Canada, and in Hammersmith, London, England. Unfortunately for me, I was one of those invited to his London talk, followed by…

Letter: Black snakes and life in St Vincent and the Grenadines in 2015

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In October 1985 a man named Ralph Gonsalves wrote “…perhaps the most lasting aspect of his life work has been the immense contribution he has made to our country’s political education and the political maturation of our people. Though, he was no Leninist insurrectionary McIntosh turned his face…