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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


US warns of rise in armed robberies in Bahamas

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NASSAU, Bahamas — The US Department of State has warned citizens travelling to The Bahamas of a rise in armed robberies in New Providence. A recent travel advisory posted on the Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) website warns visitors of  an increase…

Antigua-Barbuda government’s attorney calls for false and malicious article to be removed

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan, on instructions from Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has written to online publisher Charles Aspinwall of Mondaq demanding the immediate retraction and removal of an article written by Ian Moncreif-Scott titled…

Cuban migrants reach Mona Island on rubber raft

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AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a public warning upon the landing on Mona Island on Wednesday of five undocumented migrants from Cuba on board a rubber raft. US Coast Guard Sector San Juan notified the Border Patrol Ramey Sector…

Authorities in Miami seize counterfeit currency arriving from Trinidad

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MIAMI, USA — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport seized $2,000 in counterfeit US currency arriving in a package from Trinidad and Tobago on September 16. CBP officers selected the package for examination and discovered that a set of Teenage Mutant…

Cuban tourism official predicts three million tourist mark to be reached soon

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuban tourism official Pablo Vazquez said in Panama that, given the tourist boom witnessed by the island, marked by a 17 percent growth, Cuba is nearing three million foreign vacationers this year. The Cuban official, who is the representative for Venezuela and Central America…

Eastern Caribbean representatives meet in Nevis for coral reef monitoring workshop

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CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — Last week in Nevis, marine biologists, fisheries officers, scientists and natural resource managers from the Eastern Caribbean attended a workshop on marine, socio-economic and management effectiveness data collection methods. Representatives contributed to drafts of…

Caribbean banking and financial services sector comes into focus in Curacao and Barbados

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Much needed focus will be brought to the Caribbean banking and financial services sector over the coming months with two important gatherings of the region’s most influential industry practitioners. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) in conjunction with…

BVI ‘sitting on a sweet spot’ with China’s rise, conference attendees told

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HONG KONG, China — “The BVI is sitting on a sweet spot with the rise of China,” Dr Qian Liu, director of Economics Unit, The Economist Group, Beijing, told industry experts and leaders attending the Business BVI ASIA 2015 annual regional conference, on Wednesday. Themed “Pivoting to Asia…

Commentary: The View from Europe: Climate change, the Pope and the Caribbean

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In a little over a month’s time, negotiators from around the world will gather in Paris to try to reach a final and globally binding agreement on a new treaty on climate change. It is no exaggeration to say that achieving this is of existential importance to the Caribbean. The meeting, from November 30…

Commentary: So heavenly minded… yet so earthly good!

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In August 2013, the minister of national security of Jamaica and political caretaker of Central Manchester, the Honourable Peter Bunting, as reported by the Jamaica Observer, made the rather controversial statement suggesting that the ever growing crime situation in Jamaica needed spiritual and divine intervention.

Commentary: Garifuna communities of Honduras resist corporate land grabs

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The fate of the Garifuna people of Honduras hangs in the balance as they face a Honduran state that is all too eager to accommodate the neoliberal agenda of US and Canadian investors. The current economic development strategy of the Honduran government, in the aftermath of the 2009 coup…

Letter: Vincentians, we have a cultural cancer: sexual predators

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By now, anyone who has read my articles know that I am not afraid nor am I embarrassed to “touch the third rail.” I dare to speak about the issues that make hypocrites cringe. I love to reach under the bed and in the corners where “the dirt” is hidden and sweep it out into the sunlight, so if you are…

Open letter from Anthony Astaphan SC to Mondaq

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I am instructed by the Honourable Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda and the Attorney General on behalf of the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda with regard to an article written by one Ian Moncrief-Scott and published on Mondaq’s website…