Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Bahamas resort negotiations resume

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NASSAU, Bahamas — What slim hope exists that the multibillion-dollar Baha Mar megaresort project would open in time for the peak tourism season for The Bahamas – November through April – is being bolstered by the hope of a positive outcome to ongoing negotiations.

UN secretary general requests internal probe into corruption claims against former Antigua representative

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NEW YORK, USA — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has requested that the Organization’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) launch an audit of the interaction between the UN and the Global Sustainability Foundation and the Sun Kian Ip Group, and the use of any funds received.

Swiss approve extradition of former Cayman Islands football chief’s assistant

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Swiss authorities have approved the US extradition request for Costas Takkas, who was Cayman Islander Jeffrey Webb’s assistant when he was Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) president.

Unjustified attacks on Barbados by powerful nations, says PM

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated that Barbados, like several other small international financial centres, continues to be buffeted at every turn by “the unjustified attacks of powerful nations”. And, according to Stuart, these nations change the rules at will.

Trinidad and Tobago agencies receive training in disaster assessment

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — In an effort to increase technical cooperation with its host country, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean recently co-organized with the Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management…

CDB makes lifesaving investment in St Vincent and the Grenadines

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — On the Northern Grenadine island of Bequia, if a pregnant woman goes into labour unexpectedly, sometimes her only option is to risk danger to herself and baby by traveling via speedboat to Kingstown, St Vincent to deliver. For many years, residents of Bequia and neighbouring…

DEA joins government agency lineup at Caribbean maritime security conference in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — James Doby, assistant special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and Dr Meylin Pagan, DEA field intelligence officer, will be addressing the Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean conference. The two-day program will be held on October 27 and 28, 2015.

LIAT launches US$199 fare from Antigua to San Juan

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Regional carrier LIAT has launched a US$199 fare from the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan. Head of corporate communications Desmond Brown said the fare represents the price of a return ticket and includes all…

Commentary: The View from Europe: Latin America and the Caribbean are not an economic entity

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Is it helpful to describe Latin America and the Caribbean as if it were a single entity? What does this do to the way the Caribbean is perceived? In recent years the expression Latin America and the Caribbean, or LAC for short, has become a catch-all, used increasingly to view trends in nations that are…

Commentary: VAT: How many times are we supposed to pay?

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I still believe that Vincentians – individuals and business entrepreneurs alike – are paying too many taxes! Over the years I’ve tried to introduce small businesses in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG); however, the many expenses incurred have disabled and discouraged me from pursuing such…

Letter: NDC celebrating a milestone of 28 years of service

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Grenada’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) political party has reached a very important and significant point in its history: 28 years of service and accomplishments. The significance means that every passing year brings more experience and hope for tomorrow, because the more the party ages…

Letter: Hunting for opportunities

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There is disquiet in the national community at the recent expiration of the hunting moratorium that began on October 1, 2013, for a period of two years in Trinidad and Tobago; justifying the need for greater national conversation on this issue as well as agriculture and fisheries management.