Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Law suits filed over Barbados nursing home deaths

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — While the Barbados minister of health has called for the island’s nursing and hospice establishments, registered and unregistered, to step up to the plate, the Gentle Folks Nursing Home, which was featured by Caribbean News Now in May, is back in the news.

Obama renews Cuba’s listing under Trading with the Enemy Act in order to extend ties

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The recent reauthorization by US President Barack Obama of Cuba’s listing under the Trading with the Enemy Act allows him to keep using executive powers to extend ties with the Caribbean nation. According to US media, Obama’s action is in tune with his decision last December…

UN chief offers ‘good offices’ support in Colombia-Venezuela border dispute

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NEW YORK, USA — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has conveyed to the foreign ministers of Colombia and Venezuela that he “trusted” their countries would address the border challenges they faced through constructive dialogue, and offered his “good offices” mediation services.

Caribbean institute expresses concern over child pedestrian safety

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Mentorship Institute (CMI) said it is concerned about the increasing number of child fatalities due to vehicular accidents. The CMI stated that children of school age should be given training on pedestrian safety.  The Institute added that there have been…

Rise in global tourism continues, despite concerns over safety and security

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NEW YORK, USA — International tourism figures grew by four percent in the first half of 2015, an increase of 21 million when compared to the same period last year, the United Nations said on Thursday. International arrivals rose by 5 percent in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and the Middle East, and…

Marketing Strategies Today: How important is video in your marketing?

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When attempting to answer this question it is important to note that this year has been christened “The Year of Video Marketing”, as thousands of businesses find new and creative ways to use this medium to get more customers. For example, placing a video on social media is an excellent way of…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Surely it is not rocket science

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This week’s column was going to be dedicated to my recent week in Kentucky and North Carolina, but subjects other than these areas raised their heads, in both a positive and negative way. First my outbound flight!  While I have previously flown back to Barbados from Charlotte, this was my first time…

Commentary: The Temptations: ‘Ball of Confusion’ – Part 2

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To be sure, things have not totally gone to pot. There are few, if any, “people moving out because of the color of their skin” anymore; not as much segregation as there was in the 70s, although there is still discrimination. There is still fear in the air and tensions everywhere, and we are still not sure where…

Letter: Grenada: Politics, campaign funding and the looming threat to small Caribbean democracies

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Caribbean politicians are well known for spending enormous sums of moneys on small and large projects few months leading up to general elections. Some people refer to it as “the political silly season”. This deed is carried out mainly to hoodwink the unsuspecting and the gullible into voting the existing…

Letter: The right approach to Debe to Mon Desir

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The Highway Reroute Movement (HRM) has been battling with the government for ten years now. There have been significant blows on either side. For example, in 2013, the HRM applied to the court for an injunction to stop works on the Debe to Mon Desir highway. The court denied this application.