Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Losing coalition to challenge Trinidad election results

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The People’s Partnership coalition, ousted from government in Monday’s general election in Trinidad and Tobago, said it plans to challenge the result in court. “A decision has been taken to challenge the results of the general election based on legal advice…

Tropical Storm Henri forms close to Bermuda

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MIAMI, USA — Tropical Storm Henri, the eighth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed close to Bermuda and, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday was about 260 miles (420 km) east-northeast of the island, moving north at 15 mph.

Gay couple press on with fight for equality in the Cayman Islands

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Facing deportation from the Cayman Islands after the Business Staffing Plan Board said it did not have the legal framework to add him to his male spouse’s work permit as a dependent, a former law school lecturer has secured the legal right to stay in Cayman…

First meeting of US-Cuba commission to take place in Havana

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The first meeting of the US-Cuba Bilateral Commission will take place on Friday in Havana to define an agenda to be considered following the reestablishment of bilateral relations between the two countries. According to Cuban television, the island’s delegation will be…

St Kitts-Nevis joins forces with Guadeloupe company for geothermal development

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POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe — The government of St Kitts-Nevis and Teranov, an engineering and services company based in Guadeloupe, will join forces to establish a public-private partnership, with the ultimate goal of generating electricity by means of a geothermal power plant.

US Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

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MIAMI, USA — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday. Earlier this week, the Coast Guard also repatriated 64 Cuban migrants. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea.

Commonwealth observers issue final report on 2015 general election in BVI

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ROAD TOWN, BVI — The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region has issued its final report on the 2015 general election held in the British Virgin Islands on June 8, 2015. The report provides an overview of the 2015 general election with sections on the…

Regional Economics: Changing expectations – crime and the economy

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The expectations of society in which you reside are important to all citizens. If you live in Nigeria, there is level of mistrust when doing business; if you live in Honduras you expect a certain level of crime, etc. Expectations change over time, as society begins to view any sustained new behaviour as the norm.

Commentary: Europe’s migration crisis: Sowing seeds of unintended but all too foreseeable consequences

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History is replete with great migrations. Notably, in modern times, they have included: • Blacks from the rural South to the urban North/West in the United States (1915-60) • Jews from Europe to Palestine (1931-39) • Muslims from East to West and Hindus and Sikhs from West to East in the Punjab (1947)…

Commentary: The Queen’s history-making reign

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On September 9, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history. Her record also applies to her 15 realms other than Britain, the majority of them in the Caribbean even though they are independent from Britain. The nine independent Caribbean countries of which the Queen…

Nevis independence drag race meet set

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CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — CJ Bartlette of the Nevis Drag Racing Unit, which falls under the auspices of the Youth and Sports Department, revealed on Wednesday that the annual Independence Drag race meet is definitely on. Rumours were rife that the much anticipated event may be put off.