Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Former NY governor claims hitherto unknown Trinidad ancestry

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Flown in to Trinidad by the opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) to support its election campaign at a public rally in Port of Spain on Saturday, former New York Governor David Paterson claimed Trinidad and Tobago ancestry as his reason.

Forged documents produced as evidence in Cayman Islands libel claim

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Commissioner of Police David Baines has confirmed that the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is looking into allegations that documents related to a libel lawsuit between Premier Alden McLaughlin and opposition leader McKeeva Bush are forged.

Experts hoping to deploy cyber security shield to reduce cyber attacks in Curacao

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — In response to the more than 1,000 cyber security threats that keep tunneling their way daily into Curacao, a network of cyber security experts is expected to deploy an advance cyber shield system that promises to repel and weaken the impact of such attacks on businesses and…

Tropical wave heading west towards Caribbean

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MIAMI, USA — A tropical wave accompanied by a surface low pressure system is producing a concentrated area of disturbed weather a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands as it moves westward towards the Caribbean at around 15 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center…

Bermuda opposition questions governor’s silence on corruption allegations

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HAMILTON, Bermuda — Why has Bermuda Governor George Fergusson remained virtually silent regarding the allegations of extortion and bribery made against ministers Craig Cannonier and Michael Fahy and MP Mark Pettingill, shadow tourism minister Zane DeSilva asked on Friday.

Jamaican energy minister hails LNG deal

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A new agreement between the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and New Fortress Energy for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel the generation of electricity is the catalyst that can establish Jamaica as an energy hub for the Caribbean and Latin America.

New nonstop flight from Dubai to Panama a terrorist financiers’ dream?

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MIAMI, USA — Emirates Airlines has announced that, commencing in early 2016, it will offer service between Dubai, UAE, and Panama, a 17-1/2 hour flight that will become the world’s longest nonstop journey, a total of over 13,800 km (8,625 miles). The airline will operate a Boeing B777-200LR.

Unfolding Cayman Islands financial scandal test of authorities’ enforcement resolve

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MIAMI, USA — A major financial scandal unfolding in the Cayman Islands may test the current ability and inclination of Cayman law enforcement agencies and regulators to enforce the laws and regulations governing financial services. There are allegations of illegal co-mingling of investor accounts.

Cayman Islands awarded top offshore domicile for captives

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — The Cayman Islands has been recognised at the 2015 US Captive Services Awards, winning the top prize in the 2015 ‘Offshore Captive Domicile’ category. Cayman won the award by demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the captive sector and by passing…

OAS optimistic over Honduras national corruption and impunity dialogue

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Following a week of intense negotiations, the mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Honduras, headed by its special representative and facilitator, Chilean diplomat John Biehl, has concluded that an inclusive and participative dialogue on the fight against…

Marketing Strategies for Today: Connect like never before with Periscope

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If you’re a Twitter fan, then you’re going to love Periscope. Picked up by Twitter in January, Periscope is a new video streaming app that will change the way you interact with the world. Periscope lets you broadcast your share-worthy moments on the go, connect with your Twitter followers in a whole new…

Editorial: What if…? Part 1

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There can be few readers that are not at least dimly aware that Hillary Clinton, former US secretary of state and putative Democratic Party 2016 presidential nominee, is currently embroiled in an ongoing controversy over her use of a private email server in an apparent attempt to circumvent…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: A world of possibilities

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With any number of uncertainties, there can be very few other businesses like airlines that present a constant indeterminate challenge. It only seems a twinkle ago since massive controversy hit the media over the sale of the valuable Heathrow slots by the now defunct BWIA for what many felt was an…

Commentary: Guyana-Venezuela: The ‘controversy’ over the arbitral award of 1899

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Every so often, sections of the local and foreign media propagate the erroneous idea of an existing territorial “dispute” between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo region. They write and report about the “disputed” Essequibo territory, conveniently ignoring the fact that the territory was firmly…

Letter: The best form of defence is attack

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Something that all lawyers learn at an early stage in their careers is that the best form of defence is attack. So when I see a lawyer who is a known and self confessed liar offering un-confirmable explanations without being asked matching questions, I find that most unusual. But I also see that as…

Letter: Who’s better for Grenada, Keith or Kamla?

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When the thought came to mind about writing this article I had no idea that Steve Alvarez had written an article entitled Who’s better for Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla or Dr Rowley?’ Just a quick glance at the title someone may get the idea that this article is about Keith Mitchell and Kamla Bissessar.