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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Danny strengthens into first hurricane of 2015 season

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MIAMI, USA — Tropical cyclone Danny strengthened into the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Thursday; however, its impact on the Caribbean remained uncertain. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday…

Luxury brand seeks to terminate agreement with bankrupt Bahamas megaresort

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Luxury brand Rosewood has filed a motion in the Delaware Court seeking to terminate its licence agreement with the bankrupt Baha Mar megaresort development in The Bahamas. The motion, which was filed in the US court, cites numerous reasons, including Baha Mar’s…

Turks and Caicos government evades debate on freedom of information

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — Debate on a private member’s motion calling for the introduction of a Freedom of Information Ordinance in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), submitted about a month ago by leader of the opposition, Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, was evaded by the government.

St Kitts-Nevis PM discusses further cooperation during Taiwan visit

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (SKNIS) — While on a five-day visit to Taiwan, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris discussed ideas and avenues for further cooperation with Taiwan’s minister of foreign affairs, David Lin. During the meeting with Lin, Harris emphasized that the friendship between…

More market access for local exporters, says Trinidad minister

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Enhancing the country’s competitiveness and expanding exports are crucial for improving the economic welfare of the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, said minister of trade, industry, investment and communications, Vasant Bharath during his feature address at…

Constitutional review report discussed in St Lucia parliament

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CASTRIES, St Lucia (GIS) — Saint Lucia’s House of Assembly met on Tuesday, to debate the report of the Constitutional Review Commission. The House authorized the establishment of a Commission in 2004, to examine Saint Lucia’s constitution and report, in writing, recommendations and…

Turks and Caicos government silent on sex trafficking report

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — According to the US State Department 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is a destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour. The local government has, however, remained silent.

St Kitts-Nevis authorities concerned about negative publicity over illegal whale meat

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Authorities in St Kitts and Nevis are concerned about the negative publicity the Federation is receiving internationally by advocacy group Avaaz, which has been campaigning for the government to unregister a vessel it alleges is carrying illegal whale meat.

Puerto Rico authorities seize cocaine and heroin inside container from Dominican Republic

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers on Monday seized 68 pounds (31 kilos) of cocaine, along with 23 ounces (650 grams) of heroin, within two backpacks found inside a container arriving from the Dominican Republic. The combined estimated…

Antigua-Barbuda to host two-day regional scriptwriters development retreat

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Antigua and Barbuda will this week host a regional scriptwriters’ development retreat on Friday and Saturday. The two-day scriptwriters’ retreat is the second of a multi-phased programme executed by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Competitive Business…

First hotel certifications granted under Puerto Rico medical tourism program

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Caribe Hilton and the Condado Plaza Hilton are the first hotel providers in Puerto Rico to be certified after the training and inspection process under the island’s medical tourism program. “As part of our strategic plan, we hired the MTA [Medical Tourism Association]…

Commentary: Hail Jeremy Corbyn, the Bernie Sanders of British politics

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It’s hardly surprising that the US media are providing obsessive coverage of Donald Trump’s egocentric campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. After all, nothing attracts today’s ratings-driven media quite like a freak show or impending doom. Trump’s campaign offers both.

Commentary: CARICOM: A collective bargaining unit for rights

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The Caribbean regional integration project is often described and criticised on the basis of trade. The majority of the detractors of the Caribbean Community and Common Market focus almost entirely on the uneven benefits of trade to member countries. But, important as it is, there is more to CARICOM than trade.

Letter: Has Ralph Gonsalves got a Potholes Degree (PhD)?

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For sure he has not got a proper PhD in law like Senator Lewis, perhaps Gonsalves has a PhD in potholes, because he has overseen the creation of more potholes in SVG than any man before him in the Caribbean, hence ‘Pot hole Degree’ PhD. I am sure the Honourable Dr Lewis having…