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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


US court throws out Bahamas resort bankruptcy case

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NASSAU, Bahamas — The US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware dealt embattled developer Sarkis Izmirlian and Baha Mar Ltd a brutal blow on Tuesday when the court threw out Chapter 11 cases for all the Baha Mar companies based in The Bahamas, clearing the path for insolvency…

ECCU non-performing loan ratio highest in region

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — The non-performing loans ratio in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) stands at 18 percent, the highest in the entire Caribbean and well over the recommended 5 percent mark for the sub-region. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is advancing several…

CARICOM secretary general meets St Maarten delegation on associate membership

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, met with a delegation from St Maarten – one of five Caribbean countries seeking associate membership in CARICOM – on Monday at CARICOM Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana.

Montserrat students offered medical scholarship in Antigua

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Montserrat students have been offered a scholarship to pursue studies at the American International College of Arts and Sciences (AICASA) or the American University of Antigua – College of Medicine (AUA). Following discussions with premier of Montserrat Donaldson Romeo…

Colombia continues to strengthen as a world-class event destination

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BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Over the last decade, Colombia has emerged as an important world class event destination. In 2014, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), with 150 meetings held, the country ranked as the third meeting destination in South America.

Ground-breaking new book released on Bermuda’s deadly 1977 race riots

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HAMILTON, Bermuda — Ten Ten Publications and former Bermuda police commissioner and now author, Jonathan D Smith have released “Island Flames”, a new book about the political murders, executions and Bermuda’s chronic race problems that resulted in the 1977 riots. The 1970s were the…

Commentary: Anatol Scott’s Reparation in our Backyard

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Anatol Scott’s document “Reparation in our Backyard” is a ten-page proposal to revamp tourism in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Tourism in his view “cannot be seen as a developing industry on the island of St Vincent proper” it is a weak industry, and he claims that most stakeholders…

Letter: Assassination in St Vincent and the Grenadines

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When reading this letter it is important to read all of the links to be able to make any personal consideration to this my writing and opinions and those of others. Please take time to study all the links, take time also to read all the comments to each article. When PM Gonsalves’ press secretary and personal…

Poets Corner: Golden Parachute

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The BEL/ Fortis deal is a golden parachute Fortis’s power is now absolute If Rodwel Barrow’s law partner is BEL’s chair For as long a UDP wins he’ll always be there Lynn Young is the director for Fortis Fortis will have a total of three in practice Including K. Menzies and an expatriate to replace Stan…

WICB directors meet in Antigua

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) gathered for a regularly-scheduled, quarterly meeting last Saturday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua. The following were the key reports received and decisions taken: Benefit Match for Dominica…