Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Turks and Caicos cabinet denies funding for corruption trial security; governor intervenes

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — After the premier and elected cabinet ministers in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) announced recently that they had denied a request for additional funding for increased security costs for the forthcoming high profile corruption trials, the territory’s governor has stepped in.

Leeward Islands brace for Tropical Storm Erika

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MIAMI, USA — The Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday prepared for the imminent arrival of Tropical Storm Erika, which was expected to move near or over portions of the Leeward Islands on Wednesday night, move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on…

Cayman Islands government pulls football funding in wake of FIFA scandal and election controversy

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — The Cayman Islands sports minister has pulled government’s contribution to the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) after the row over the refusal by the local football body to accept two challengers to the long-entrenched members of the executive…

Canadian financial advisers hijacked retired investors’ money in Cayman Islands trading scam

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MIAMI, USA — An unfolding Cayman Islands financial scandal reportedly involved the illegal diversion of funds of as many as 70 retired and handicapped Canadian senior citizens, for the purpose of using client money to conduct unauthorized trades and keep the profits. The entire scheme…

Cuba and Belgium seek to boost trade

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Interested in diversifying trade, entrepreneurs of Cuba and Belgium will seek on August 27 in Havana new business opportunities in key sectors such as construction, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. According to the Cuban Chamber of Commerce, the two…

Slight improvement in CSEC performance

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Sixty-eight per cent of the subject entries submitted for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) May/June 2015 examinations achieved Grades I-III, the acceptable grades at this level. This compares favourably with performance in 2014 when 66 percent…

Reciprocal enforcement of legal judgments extended between Suriname and Dutch Antilles

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — On 14 July 2015, Netherlands and Suriname reached agreement on the extension to cover Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten of the treaty between the two countries on the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of legal judgments and authentic acts in civil cases. As a result…

Regional Economics: All Central Banks print money

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A green activist against the proposed plasma gasification plant developed by Cahill asked me what would be the implications of China weakening its currency. He was particularly interested in Chinese firms’ continued ability to invest overseas after the weakening of the yuan (China’s currency).

Commentary: The secret agenda behind the Venezuela-Guyana conflict

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It all began in 1835 when the British Empire sent a German-born naturalist and explorer to conduct geographical research in the South American territory it had colonized and named British Guiana. In the course of his explorations, a map was drawn that well-exceeded the original western boundary.

Letter: The train explained

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Trinidad needs a train system because there are too much cars and trucks on the road at rush hours and consequently a lot of productive hours is lost sitting in traffic. There is no way anyone, government or otherwise, can build new highways and roadways in time to resolve the heavy congestion…

Letter: Grenada’s disrespectful senator in the Prime Minister’s Office

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Politics and politicians in Grenada under the stewardship of Prime Minister Mitchell have sunk to an all time low. I want to bring to the attention of the Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate…

Poets Corner: Banana Peel

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Belize media does not yet understand its power To make or break a leader They need to look at the Jamaica media Who when they talk politicians shiver Perhaps that’s why we have lost Khalillah Belize has nine local and forty national media houses By vested interests they are now clouded…