Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Trinidad PM faces corruption probe

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Allegations made by Jack Warner, who is himself under indictment in the US on multiple counts of racketeering, corruption and money laundering, that he witnessed Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar accepting $8.3 million…

Cayman Islands governor keeps legal review report secret

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — A report by a UK prosecutor who came to the Cayman Islands earlier this year to review the local criminal justice system will not be made public anytime soon. The governor’s office has refused to release the document by Claire Wetton, which examined…

Hillary Clinton to call for lifting of US embargo on Cuba

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Hillary Clinton, candidate for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States, was expected to ask Congress on Friday to lift the embargo against Cuba during a planned visit to South Florida, where she was due to participate in two public meetings, according to…

Mystery deepens over abrupt closure of money transfer outlets in Curacao

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The sudden closure and continued shutter of practically all of the Western Union money transfer locations in Willemstad for more than a month has heightened local consumer concerns since there has been no public announcements surrounding the reason(s) for the closures.

CDB and Guyana reaffirm relationship

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Providing financial and technical support for Guyana’s goal of lifting people out of poverty and unlocking the country’s full potential was the key focus of a meeting on July 29, 2015 between Brigadier David Granger, president of Guyana, and Dr William Warren Smith…

ECLAC disaster assessment package targets policy makers and children in Costa Rica

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Policy makers and children in Costa Rica will soon be better prepared to prevent and deal with disasters, as ECLAC Caribbean brings its disaster assessment package to the country. Officials from ECLAC Caribbean will visit Costa Rica from 3-5 August, at the invitation of the…

Malaysian firm to market Cuban cancer vaccine

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Malaysia’s biotechnology firm Bioven, which is conducting clinical Phase III trials of a promising Cuban vaccine against cancer, plans to list on the London stock market. The relationship of the Caribbean country with Bioven, of which the Malaysian government is one of its major…

Barbados records record-breaking long-stay arrivals during first half of 2015

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — During the first six months of 2015 Barbados recorded 303,592 long stay visitors, the first time the destination has ever topped 300,000 visitors in the January – June period in the 29 years of recording air arrivals tourism statistics. This also represents a 14.3 percent increase…

Commentary: The View from Europe: Change, Cuba and the internet – Part 2

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When it comes to Cuba what is often missed is that its government’s primary focus is not on the process of normalising its relationship with the US, but on the far more fundamental domestic reforms that are gradually changing the country’s political and economic model in ways that are intended…

Commentary: The irrational fear of Cuba opening up

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After 54 years of hostility between Cuba and the United States of America, the former opened its embassy in Washington, DC, the US capital of course, on Monday July 20. For all those years, Americans were restricted from traveling to Cuba, although many did so using circuitous routes through…

Letter: Garifuna politics, Vincy-style

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The headline of the July 31, 2015, Searchlight newspaper in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) reads “Garifuna Politics,” a reference to the visit to our country of a Garifuna delegation headed by Professor Wellington Ramos, vice president of the United Garifuna Association, to discuss the promise…

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