Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Suriname president sworn in for second term

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Desi Bouterse was sworn in Wednesday for a second consecutive term as president of Suriname. Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) won the May 25 general elections, claiming 26 seats in the country’s 51-seat National Assembly.

Guyana can serve as a bridge between CARICOM and UNASUR, says president

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname (GINA) — President David Granger, in pledging Guyana’s support to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), stated that Guyana can serve as a bridge between UNASUR and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). On Wednesday, Granger, minister of foreign affairs…

No government plot to kill opposition leader, says Trinidad PM

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar stated on Tuesday night that no one in her People’s Partnership government was involved in any plot to kill opposition leader Keith Rowley. Speaking on local television when she was screening candidates for the September…

St Kitts-Nevis DPP sues AG for unlawfully attempting to terminate his contract

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Lawyers for the director of public prosecutions (DPP) Travers Sinanan have filed suit against the St Kitts and Nevis Attorney General Vincent Byron Junior for moving to terminate his contract. A statement issued on Tuesday evening by attorney-at-law Angelina Gracy…

Former software executive pleads guilty to conspiring to bribe Panamanian officials

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SAN FRANCISCO, USA — A former regional director of global software company SAP International Inc. pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by participating in a scheme to bribe Panamanian officials to secure the award of government…

Texas couple praises Caribbean hospital

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — When Wayne Wright needed knee replacement surgery, his wife wanted him to undergo the operation in an American hospital, but Wayne did his research and all signs pointed to searching for a solution overseas, more specifically to Health City Cayman Islands.

Fidel Castro’s daughter to offer unique perspective on Cuba’s history and future

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BOSTON, USA — After half a century, discussions are progressing to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, including lifting the trade embargo. How will this affect the estimated $1.2 billion worth of trade opportunities with the US particularly in the agriculture sector? Alina Fernandez…

US citizen sentenced for Costa Rica-based fraud

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MIAMI, USA — A US citizen charged in connection with the operation of a series of fraudulent business opportunities based in Costa Rica was sentenced to prison on Wednesday in Miami, the US Justice Department announced. John White, aka Gregory Garrett, was sentenced by US District Court…

Commentary: Cricket, lovely cricket

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Once again the governance of a major international sport is in the news for the wrong reasons. Football is suffering from allegations of dishonesty within its governing bodies and the arrest of several administrators of the game. Athletics is once again under the shadow of a major doping scandal.

Commentary: The chattering mob must not rape her again

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I write because I feel that it is time that sisters stand up for sisters. There has been a crazy chain of events in Grenada this week since the national cricketer and teacher Denroy Charles was charged with rape and indecent assault of his girlfriend. Our investigations revealed that her statement to police…

Letter: Why, Comrade?

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Why would Comrade Gonsalves, PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines, buy heavy hardware on behalf of the government from a firm in Jamaica? Why? Why buy the pre-election giveaway materials, galvanized, lumber, steel, plywood, toilet pans from Jamaica? Why? Anything that can be purchased…

Letter: Converting a problem into a blessing

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I read with great interest a news item in your publication related to problems associated with deposits of sea moss in the Caribbean as an “unwelcome visitor”. This caused me to reflect upon my experiences in the use of sea moss when I was director of research and development of the Windward Island…