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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Clinton emails reveal ‘incompetent’ relief efforts in Haiti

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WASHINGTON, USA — Chelsea Clinton warned her parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, that international relief efforts in Haiti were a disaster and that major changes were needed in a memo released on Monday by the US State Department as part of the latest batch of more than 7,000 pages…

Curacao prime minister resigns

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — With elections right around the corner, the prime minister of Curacao, Ivar Asjes, resigned on Monday. He will be succeeded as head of government by Dr Bernard Whiteman. Asjes, the fourth and longest serving prime minister of autonomous Curacao, has not yet explained…

Ratings agency slashes Bahamas growth estimate

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Days after ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) downgraded The Bahamas’ credit rating, another agency slashed the country’s economic growth estimate from 2.2 percent to 1.7 percent and urged the government to “exert a greater effort to rein” in spending.

St Kitts-Nevis signs US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act agreement

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — On Monday, the government of St Kitts and Nevis signed the agreement with the government of the United States to implement the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Enacted by the US Congress in 2010, FATCA targets non-compliance by US taxpayers.

Convicted Venezuelan Ponzi schemer seeks release to review loss documents

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MIAMI, USA — Francisco Illarramendi, the Venezuelan businessman whose unlicensed hedge funds turned into a $723 million Ponzi scheme, for which he was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison, is seeking to be released on bond. He alleges that, while confined in a correctional facility…

New online portal provides access to legal services and information in the Anglophone Caribbean

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OLVESTON, Montserrat — A new website aimed at changing the way the lawyers and the general public access legal information and services, launched in the Caribbean on Tuesday. Westindianlawyers.com is an online portal servicing 18 jurisdictions in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Seaborne suspends air services to Dominica

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — All Seaborne Airlines services into Dominica (DOM) have been suspended effective immediately through September 16, 2015, as a result of damage inflicted on the airport by Tropical Storm Erika. To accommodate passengers and all relief efforts to support Dominica…

Let’s Talk Business: The business landscape is changing and women are leading the change

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There once was a time when entrepreneurship was considered a platform for men, period. But now the times are changing. More and more women are emerging in the field of business and leading the way as CEO’s of their startup companies. Working alongside many ambitious businessmen, women of today…

Commentary: Facebook: Of good or of evil?

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Back in 1998 I used ICQ for live chat with my family whilst I studied overseas and, at that time, Yahoo Mail provided replaced the post office. I was grateful for the technology; it was good enough for me; and then came Facebook. Of course like thousands of others, in or about 2012, I would open a…

Commentary: The Temptations: ‘Ball of Confusion’

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I remember well, as I am sure many others of my generation do, that great singing group, The Temptations. Among their many hit songs, is their circa 1970 “Ball of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)”, reaching number two on the US R&B charts. Go here if you want to see the lyrics of the…

Letter: For the sake of La Trinity

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This election challenges us to dig deep inside our soul and decide if we love our nation more than our political favourite. There are many things that are normal in the politics of Trinidad and Tobago, jobs for supporters, broken promises and false pronouncements of performance. All of those one may…

Letter: Rowley’s band of misfits

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As the nation approaches the historic 2015 General Elections, it is quite evident that the wheels have fallen off the PNM campaign. The embattled leader Keith Rowley is now faced with a new slogan of “Rowley doth go” as he has become a monumental embarrassment to the membership of his…