Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


$400 million needed to finish Bahamas megaresort, says developer

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian has entreated the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) to match the resort developer’s pledged $200 million jump-start for the stalled mega resort in a bid to stop general contractor China Construction America (CCA) from further…

Grenada lowers Kick ’em Jenny alert level to yellow

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the University of the West Indies has reported that the activity levels at the Kick-‘em-Jenny submarine volcano just off the north coast of Grenada has reduced significantly over the weekend. No activity had been recorded since…

Caribbean examining Singapore tourism approach

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), in partnership with the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, on Friday held a workshop on Developing Viable and Sustainable Tourism Products: The Singapore Model. The workshop, in Bridgetown, Barbados, was…

Minister promotes Grenada across Europe and China

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Alexandra Otway, whose appointment as minister of implementation took effect in December 2014, has been promoting Grenada across the world. Starting in early July, she travelled with Micha Emmett, managing director of CS Global Partners, to give speeches…

Technology summer camp to teach Curacao’s children to build their own Android software

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — A three-day technology summer camp that will teach children in Curacao from as little as 7 to 12 years old how to build their own smartphone applications and software is slated to be held from the 10 to 12 August 2015 in Curacao. Sponsored by CWD Technologies, with…

Phoenix Rising: No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up

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Life is filled with many surprises, twists and turns. As an international motivational speaker and talk show host, I am often invited to various functions and events. Sometimes, I don’t feel like going to some events and invariably when I dress up and show up something positive happens. As I look back…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Dispelling the myth of an expensive destination

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Last week I used a couple of web based hotel booking sites to reserve some accommodation in Charlotte and Kentucky for an upcoming trip. One of them, Hotwire, offers a variety of star rated lodging where you do not actually know exactly which property you are staying at until pre-payment is made in full.

Commentary: Pedro Martinez – the opportune stage to make a statement for humanity, that wasn’t

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Let me be the first to admit that I am not a baseball fan! The game, save for a few elements, holds very little for me along the lines of “excitement”. Yet, in the same breath, I must say that I am one who proactively recognises “excellence”, irrespective of the arena. In that regard, while visiting my 98-year-old…

Letter: They stole us. They sold us. They owe us!

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I once wrote about Antonio Gonsalves, the Portuguese sea captain from Madiera who captured the African men and shackled them, taking them to Portugal. That was the very beginning of the African Atlantic slave trade. The Gonsalves family are the forerunners of the Atlantic African slave trade.