Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Danny weakening as it approaches Leeward Islands; two follow behind

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MIAMI, USA — Tropical cyclone Danny decreased in intensity over the weekend as expected as it approached the Leeward Islands on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds decreased to near 40 mph (65 km/h), with higher gusts. Forecasters are also watching two other…

Bahamas megaresort liquidation ruling expected September 4

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Bahamas Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder will rule on September 4 whether to approve the government’s request to appoint a provisional liquidator to manage the affairs of bankrupt megaresort Baha Mar. Winder heard submissions on Friday from James Corbett QC.

Caribbean-Americans face blurred lines, says former US attorney general

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DETROIT, USA In one of his first public speaking engagements since leaving the Obama administration, former attorney general Eric Holder, of Barbadian parentage and the United States first black attorney general was the keynote speaker last week at a luncheon hosted by Diversity Information Resources in Detroit.

CARIFESTA XII opens in Haiti with a bang despite rain

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — The twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XII) opened on Friday night with exciting performances, speeches and fireworks. The event began with a parade of all the countries represented, dressed in their traditional national dress and arriving in the Haitian…

$400m Cayman Islands trading scheme targeted Canadian and American investors

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MIAMI, USA — A $400 million scandal involving unlicensed Cayman Islands investment company Bateman Capital and its principals – the current fugitive from justice, Ryan Bateman, and Fernando Moto Mendes his successor director – who ran a scam through which Bateman covertly traded funds…

New Antigua-Barbuda ambassador pays courtesy call on Bahamas colleague

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WASHINGTON, USA — Sir Ronald Sanders, the newly appointed ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, and the country’s nominee for Commonwealth secretary general, paid a courtesy call on Eugene Newry, ambassador of The Bahamas, in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Sanders, an internationally…

Jamaica charts new economic course with National Export Strategy II

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — With the vision of creating “a leading per capita export country known for its commitment to creativity, innovation and exceptional quality”, the Jamaican government has launched the second phase of the National Export Strategy (NES) to increase Jamaica’s exports and improve the…

IMF concludes review mission to Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Uma Ramakrishnan visited Jamaica from August 12-21, 2015, to conduct discussions on the ninth review of Jamaica’s IMF-supported program under the extended fund facility (EFF). At the conclusion of the mission…

Bahamian international motivational speaker now a customer service evangelist

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Master Motivator Spence Finlayson, Bahamas based, international motivational speaker, corporate trainer, author and talk show host, can now add another title to his portfolio. He is now called a customer service evangelist based on his more than 27 years of preaching customer…

Slave trade remembered on International Day

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PARIS, France — By teaching, communicating and transmitting the history of the slave trade the world can reinforce the rights and the dignity of people of African descent and, together, fight against all forms of racism and discrimination, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…

Marketing Strategies Today: How you can profit with Pinterest

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Pinterest is the hottest new social networking trend on the internet. Users are scrambling to sign up, pin and share their favorite bits from the web on their very own site. And smart bloggers, website and business owners are using this new social networking phenomenon to direct more business and…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Do we have a right to know?

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Frankly, I have employed extraordinary restraint in commenting on the subject of LIAT, because at the end of the day I feel that, until the politics are completely taken out of the airline and it is operated in a purely commercial environment, then the carrier has no long term future without massive taxpayer subsidies.

Commentary: My views on the Belize-Guatemala issue

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The Guatemalan claim to Belize, like all the claims that exist among the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, has its roots in the Treaty of Tordesillas that was signed between Spain and Portugal in 1493 and approved by the then Catholic Pope Alexander the VI of Spain. Neither Spain, Portugal nor…

Letter: Joy riding

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A number of people are puzzled by the travel pattern of Caribbean leaders and the impact of this travel on the country they represent. In the past, it was common to expect that when a leader travels he would return with substantial benefits and ideas for the transformation of the nation that he represents.

Saint Lucia and Dominica gain upper hand in Windwards second round matches

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PARKHILL, St Vincent — The Windward Islands Goodwill Cricket Tournament continued with crucial second round action that started at two venues on Saturday. St Vincent and the Grenadines clashed with Saint Lucia at Park Hill, while Dominica and Grenada faced off at Arnos Vale, with Dominica and….

WICB town hall meetings to continue across the region

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The series of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) town-hall meetings hosted by president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and vice president Emmanuel Nanthan are still to be hosted in two main territories: Trinidad and Tobago and the Leeward Islands. As announced after the on August 7…