Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Security Council renews mandate of UN mission in Haiti

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NEW YORK, USA — The Security Council on Wednesday morning extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for one year, until 15 October 2016, at the UN secretary general’s recommended force levels of 2,370 troops and 2,061 police.

St Kitts-Nevis PM to take legal action over predecessor’s allegations

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has signaled his intention to take legal action against his predecessor, opposition leader and leader of the St Kitts Nevis Labour Party Dr Denzil Douglas. At a news conference on Tuesday, Harris described as “hogwash,” claims by…

US Coast Guard repatriates 50 Cuban migrants

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MIAMI, USA — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Monday. This repatriation is a result of five separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events all consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the…

St Kitts-Nevis not eligible for UK’s $550 million Caribbean aid package

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — St Kitts and Nevis is not eligible to tap into the £360 million (US$550 million) aid package that the UK government is gearing up to invest in the region. The aid will be pumped into infrastructure initiatives in the ODA (official development assistance) countries: Jamaica, Guyana…

Caribbean poet issues call to action on climate change

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — “The arts can make us act, and we need action in response to the threats, the realities of climate change.” These were the words from award-winning Saint Lucian poet Kendel Hippolyte, speaking at the launch of a Caribbean campaign on Climate Justice last Thursday evening.

LIAT celebrates 59 years of service to the region

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Regional carrier LIAT will, on October 16, 2015, mark 59 years of continuous service. For its birthday, LIAT is offering a 59% discount on tickets from 13:00 on Wednesday October 14 until 23:59 on Friday October 16. The discount is not combinable with other promotional discounts.

EarthTalk: How can solar desalination help an increasingly thirsty world?

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Solar desalination is a technique used to remove salt from water via a specially designed still that uses solar energy to boil seawater and capture the resulting steam, which is in turn cooled and condensed into pristine freshwater. Salt and other impurities are left behind in the still. Less than one percent…

Conflict Resolution Day message from IMPACT Justice in collaboration with Crime Stoppers

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The Improved Access to Justice (IMPACT Justice) Project is being funded by the Government of Canada under a Collaboration Agreement with the UWI, Cave Hill Campus. On behalf of its partners and organisations with similar goals, including Crime Stoppers, IMPACT Justice joins many…

Commentary: Reparations For Dummies

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The Caribbean is focused solely on what it wants in the reparations debate, but what does Britain or other former colonial partners want? I had the pleasure of having this discussion with the noted economist Jeremy Stephen. He notes: “If you feel that the billions (in today’s money) in compensation…

Commentary: A Curacao parliamentary budget analysis (Episode 1.0)

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Does a gap exist between the real budgetary powers of Curasaleno parliamentarians and those exercised in practice in the Staten van Curacao? I am a little taken aback by the fact that we as citizens of this great country know and understand so little it seems of our own country’s constitution, and for the…

Letter: Allen Chastanet’s ignorance escort Herod Stanislaus

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A recent poll kept secret in a lockbox showed United Workers Party (UWP) supporters are not happy with the Destructive Workers Party (DWP) leadership. This is making more sense now. The aristocrat Allen Chastanet’s political theory believes the people of Saint Lucia are Kenny and Tony employees.

Letter: Of many things

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Barack Obama won two presidential elections in the USA, the PNM won the 2015 general election and the Caribbean is upset about the way the WICB conducts its affairs all because in general people are able to see beyond the hype and deal with the facts that are presented to them. The common sense…

West Indies made to work hard in Sri Lanka

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GALLE, Sri Lanka — West Indies were made to work hard as Sri Lanka’s batsmen took advantage of excellent batting conditions at the Galle International Stadium on the opening day of the first Test match, on Wednesday. The Windies managed two wickets as the home side ended the day on 250-2 from 90 overs.

Double-header finale for Suzuki Challenge Series in Barbados

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BUSHY PARK, Barbados — The six-round Summer Season of the inaugural Suzuki Challenge Series will climax in a Floodlit Finale at Bushy Park Barbados next Saturday (October 17). With a demanding double-header of six races – three under floodlights – and changes to the regular race meeting format…