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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


CIP requires ‘coalition of the willing’, says St Kitts-Nevis PM

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — The future of the Caribbean’s citizenship by investment programmes (CIP) is greater transparency and integrity, said St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris as he addressed the inaugural Caribbean region citizenship by investment…

All hands on deck for the 2015 Jamaican Diaspora Conference

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The sixth biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conference is an incubator of ideas for dialogue and discussions. It is quintessentially becoming more mainstream and critical to the nation and the Caribbean region to engage more than three million Jamaicans living abroad.

US sends humanitarian assistance to St Kitts-Nevis

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — On Saturday, June 13, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Denton program, delivered a humanitarian assistance shipment to St Kitts and Nevis valued at US$31,000. Community Bikes, a not-for-profit organization based in…

Grenadians continue to agitate for reopening of New York consulate

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NEW YORK, USA — Grenadians for Change, a non-political, non-partisan community based group, is continuing its efforts to mobilize Grenadian in New York and the Metropolitan areas to address the closure of the New York Consulate and its negative effects on the community. The group is calling all…

Customs officers in Miami discover cocaine in fried fish from Jamaica

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MIAMI, USA — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport seized over two pounds of cocaine concealed inside fried fish being carried in the luggage of a passenger arriving from Jamaica on Saturday morning. During an X-ray examination…

US radio station broadcasts from Cuba

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The US radio station Sirius XM Radio was the first to broadcast a live program for the entire United States from Cuba in over 50 years, taking advantage of a visit of its team to the island, where it will stay for seven days. The host of the program, civil rights activist Joe Madison…

Commonwealth education ministers to focus on quality and skills

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LONDON, England — The 19th conference of Commonwealth education ministers (19CCEM) will tackle the tough challenges facing governments in providing quality education and employable skills for young people, Deodat Maharaj, Commonwealth deputy secretary general, has said.

New media watch group launched with focus on the Caribbean

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NEW YORK, USA — A new media watch group has been launched, according to press release on Monday, with a particular focus on the Caribbean, prompted by personal attacks and insults by mainstream media in Trinidad and Tobago directed at one local freelance journalist Marcia Braveboy.

Commentary: Democratising public institutions: Reform needed!

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If Bahamians got through the implementation of value added tax, they can get through anything. Thus the confidence I have in reforming our public institutions charged with monitoring the integrity of our systems. No matter how altruistic a person may appear be, or persons, things happen.

Commentary: The unethical pension scheme: Vincentians must demand change

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Politics has become a lucrative business around the world – in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and beyond its borders! SVG has been facing one of the worst fiscal crises of any nation on the planet for more than a decade now, primarily because the country has mismanaged its pension system.

Letter: Allen Chastanet declares: ‘I cleaned septic tanks … and I did it with pride’

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On top of all my old age problems living on the island I am bombarded with political news on radio and television not worth my time and vote. The United Workers Party (UWP) propaganda is all over the place, trying as they may to rebrand the aristocrat Allen Chastanet as a poor boy, like many Saint Lucians.

Letter: Mr Khurshid Sattaur should resign his office forthwith

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Media reports published on June 15, 2015, establish that Mr Khurshid Sattaur, Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), in responding to a call for his resignation from former Member of Parliament, James Bond, may have broken the law and his code of ethics.

Is Curacao ‘King James’ territory?

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander (“The Great”) is the supreme monarch of the autonomous glorious land of Curacao, but a battle is in the offing as another king approaches from the northeast, looking to take over the small Dutch Caribbean islands by his sheer will…