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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


St Kitts-Nevis pledges EC$1mn to Dominica as relief efforts accelerate

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts– St Kitts and Nevis has allocated an EC$1 million (US$370,370) humanitarian relief package to assist Dominica in its recovery from damages suffered by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. This announcement was made by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.

IMF and St Kitts-Nevis organise regional Caribbean forum on ‘financing growth’

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in collaboration with the government of St Kitts and Nevis will hold a high-level forum on “Financing Growth” in the Caribbean on September 3-4, 2015 in St Kitts. Complementing the objectives of previous meetings, the event will focus on…

Barbados to explore cultural agreement with Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (BGIS) — Barbados is currently exploring the possibility of creating a cultural agreement with Haiti. This was disclosed by minister of culture, Stephen Lashley, following a meeting with Haitian counterpart, Dithny Joan Raton. Lashley, who was attending CARIFESTA XII in Port-au-Prince…

CXC launches rebranding programme

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) launched a corporate rebranding programme on Monday. The goal of the CXC rebranding programme is to reinvigorate the CXC brand among all stakeholders with a view to consolidate CXC’s position as the major market leader…

Colombia, a strategic ally for the Caribbean agribusiness industry

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BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s agribusiness sector generates about 6.2% of the GDP, playing a key role in the growth of the country’s economy. According to the National Statistics Department (DANE), the exports in agribusiness grew by 10% compared to 2013 and its products have reached…

Phoenix Rising: The Temptations: A salute to greatness

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It was the great Stevie Wonder who said during a Motown television program that most people have not gotten over their love affair with the Tempting Temptations of Motown. Well I can speak for me personally; I have not gotten over my long love affair with the Tempts. Speaking of the legendary Stevie…

Commentary: Garifuna Nation is the best last hope for all Garifuna people

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The Garifuna people live in the countries of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and the United States of America. It is estimated that this nation, as described by the United Nations, numbers about 700,000 people living in all these countries. Due to their resistance…

Commentary: Building a Bermuda that works for Bermudians

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To build a Bermuda that works for Bermudians, we must face and deal with one simple fact; racial inequity is holding Bermuda back from reaching our full potential. The systemic marginalization of black Bermudians has significantly contributed to disparities in access to higher education, hiring, career…

Letter: Passports for sale

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The word in African and some other developing countries is that you can buy a Vincentian passport for US$75,000 or EC$200,000. Do they come with citizenship certificates? No mention of that by my informant. It’s quite a coincidence that I was investigating some whispers of this matter in the UK.

Letter: Keith Mitchell and his devious do-nothing NNP politicians

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The New National Party (NNP) won the general election because the majority of the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique believed in the various promises made by the NNP candidates. The Grenadian people believed then that the NNP would have provided better conditions for developing…