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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


CDB supports fishing industry in Grenada, puts spotlight on safety at sea

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — For people who work at sea, an injury or accident while on the job could mean huge losses for them — and their families. In Grenada, where the fishing industry has experienced positive growth since 2012, but where most seafarers operate without formal training or certification…

British PM announces US$544m development package for Caribbean

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a £360 million (US$544 million) development package for the Caribbean, which will provide grants for infrastructure projects like roads and bridges. Speaking to the joint Houses of Parliament in Jamaica…

Cayman Islands maintains number 1 spot in survey for seventh year

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — The Banker magazine’s recent survey has confirmed the Cayman Islands position as the world’s number 1 specialised financial centre. The jurisdiction’s dominance as a leading banking centre remains firm as this is the seventh consecutive year that the Cayman Islands has…

CTO secretary general calls for easier travel to and through the Caribbean

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DURBAN, South Africa — Secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley has urged regional authorities to institute an open skies policy and wherever possible to eliminate secondary screening at Caribbean airports. Riley argued that an open skies policy would allow…

St Lucia community embarks on initiative to remove sargassum seaweed

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Dennery South community in Saint Lucia has embarked upon an initiative to remove the troublesome sargassum seaweed from the local coastline. The exercise includes both the disposal and recycling of the seaweed. Chairman of the Dennery South Constituency…

Charter service announces direct flights to Cuba from 19 US cities

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SAN FRANCISCO, USA — Victor, the global on-demand private jet charter service that recently debuted in the US, has announced that direct flights to Cuba will begin on October 5, 2015, from major US cities along with curated itineraries that allow guests to experience the best the country has to offer.

Navigating ‘Island’ Parenting: School-valuable lessons from West Indian parenting of yesteryear

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Navigating “Island” Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: School-Valuable Lessons from West Indian Parenting of Yesteryear.

Commentary: The missing details: On the NDP Garifuna conundrum – Part III

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As we taxied to the runway for takeoff from the Lester B. Pierson Airport in Toronto, the Caribbean Airways’ captain announced that there was an ‘indication’ that something was not right with the aircraft and that we would have to turn back to the departure gate. After sitting in the aircraft for about three hours…

Commentary: Important steps in modernising the Public Utilities Commission Act and related Acts

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Not only do these Acts need revising but the legal framework also needs modernising. This would bring it into line with practice in developed countries. The main step is to define activities and to encase the environment for those activities in separate documents. Two examples are Licensing and Pricing…

Letter: What is going on at Maurice Bishop International Airport?

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My wife and I visit Grenada twice each year, usually in early autumn and again in the spring and naturally on both occasions we do a bit of local shopping for some of the local products such as the local produced rum, wines, De La Grenade products, pepper sauces; mauby and various spices to take back.

Letter: Drive-bys

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Once upon a time, drive-bys, those shootings/killings where a vehicle would drive by and target rivals, would occur in the streets and we would read of them in the headlines. Well, we in the West Indies have always been a creative people so the drive-bys now take place on cricket pitches or WICB offices.

Poets Corner: Dean dah noh no Goldson!

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There are some aspiring to get into the political race But they have not been blessed with God’s grace The truth is that God still runs this place We must turn and seek his face If you heed not his warning, yours will be the ultimate disgrace We must walk in faith He will keep your cause noble He removes…