Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Cuba denies sending special forces to Syria

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HAVANA, Cuba — The Cuban foreign ministry issued a news release on Sunday denying the presence of Cuban Special Forces in Syria. The general director for bilateral affairs at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, Gerardo Peñalver, strongly denied and rejected what he termed irresponsible and false media reports.

Clinton emails reveal foundation donor lobbied for Haiti hotels

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WASHINGTON, USA — A donor to the Clinton Foundation reached out to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office to promote a Haiti hotel project that later received support from the US government and former president Bill Clinton, according to emails released by the Department…

Venezuela asked to explain role in alleged violations of USVI law

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ST CROIX, USVI — A subpoena served by the attorney general of the US Virgin Islands earlier this month demands that the government-owned oil company of Venezuela explain its role in an illegally abandoned oil refinery owned and operated by the Hess Corporation. Hess has been accused of breaking the law…

Antigua-Barbuda PM announces new economic paradigm for cooperation with Venezuela

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced that the Antigua and Barbuda government has developed a new economic paradigm in moving forward in its relationship with Venezuela that will encompass taking the best aspects of capitalism to generate profits for the collective…

SOTIC 2015 Curacao: An interview with Maurice Jenkins

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PISCADERA BAY, Curacao — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) State of The Industry Conference (SOTIC) 2015 will be held in Curacao this week and one of the distinguished speakers will be Maurice Jenkins, who serves as the division director, information systems, and functions as the…

USAID hosts inaugural Caribbean forum on disaster risk reduction education in St Lucia

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — From October 12-15, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored an inaugural Caribbean forum on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Saint Lucia as part of efforts to ensure that DRR is incorporated into the region’s education sector. Last year, USAID directed…

New startup provides solar energy to rural families in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — RE-VOLT is on a mission to bring affordable and reliable electricity to families in rural Haiti and is running a crowd-funding campaign to help fund the expansion of its service to more customers. Through the installation of a system consisting of a solar panel, a control / power…

Dominican Republic hosts the second Caribbean oral health summit

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Hosted in the Dominican Republic with the objective of improving oral health across the Caribbean, the second Caribbean Oral Health Initiative Summit was held on October 9 and 10, 2015, under the theme “Moving towards Oral Health equity in the Caribbean…

OAS election observation mission in Guatemala begins final deployment

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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS / EOM) for the presidential elections in Guatemala, led by Juan Pablo Corlazzoli, began its final deployment on Monday for the second electoral round next Sunday. The mission, comprised of …

In Search of Inspiration: Sir Sidney Poitier

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What inspires you? We can receive inspiration from a whole lot of things; watching ordinary people accomplish great things, observing people overcome life’s adversities and listen to great motivational and inspirational speakers like Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Earl Nightingale…

Commentary: It is time that Bishop’s killers tell the Grenadian people why they killed him

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October 19 is here again and Grenadians will be discussing the same old story about the execution of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and some of his top followers by comrades loyal to Bernard Coard, who was the deputy leader of the government headed by Bishop himself, in a power struggle.

Commentary: Concealing the arrest of the son of Haiti’s president endangers banks

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Much has been made in Haiti about the fact that, although Olivier Martelly, the son of the president of Haiti, was arrested in the United States, all details of his arrest have been sealed and concealed from the public. When information and relevant details of important criminal cases are deliberately…

Letter: Hands up Ozzy Boy and infidels Flanbo Fini!

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Oh my God, what have we done! Yes, you heard it right. The Castries mulattoes ‘Dream Team’ show of ownership and power is no more. It was all supposed to work so perfectly this year but the chorus in town is “Hands up Ozzy Boy and infidels Flanbo Fini.” Flambeau’s selection of dull yet experienced…

Letter: Mitchell’s quiet coup

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A few weeks ago I commented on PM Mitchell’s visit to North America and the UK and suggested on his return from such trips abroad the success or benefits in terms of the costs of these overseas trips to the Exchequer should be judged on trade advantages and investment opportunities he as…

Poets Corner: Divine Intervention

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OPEC funding disguised as poverty alleviation, When in fact its poverty institutionalization? Will now be used for reconstruction Instead of to win general elections This is nothing shy of divine intervention These funds will be used for flood mitigation A condition caused by CITCO’s miscalculation…

West Indies Women level ODI series against Pakistan

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GROS-ISLET, St Lucia — West Indies Women’s off-spinner Anisa Mohammed, later named Player-of-the-Match, shared an unbroken, eighth-wicket stand of 44 with left-hander Kyshona Knight to carry the Windies Women to a series-levelling, three-wicket victory in the second One-day International.

Summerbell and Maloney inaugural Suzuki Champions

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BUSHY PARK, Barbados — David Summerbell Jnr and Sean Maloney are Champions of the Swift Cup and SR3 Cup respectively. Each left the best until last, having sat in third place going into the final double-header at Bushy Park Barbados on Saturday, as the summer season of the…