Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Cayman Islands opposition leader alleges political conspiracy

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — The Cayman Islands opposition leader has alleged that a deliberate conspiracy between the former governor, Duncan Taylor, and the police commissioner, David Baines, was entirely politically motivated and his October 2014 trial…

St Kitts-Nevis sugar foundation operated unconstitutionally, says prominent lawyer

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — A prominent attorney in St Kitts and Nevis has charged that the former Denzil Douglas administration set up and operated the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) in breach of section 69 of the St Kitts and Nevis constitution. Charles Wilkin QC, speaking…

UN secretary general welcomes next phase of Haiti’s electoral process on Sunday

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NEW YORK, USA — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the next phase of the electoral process in Haiti, which will take place on Sunday with the first round of presidential elections, the second round of legislative elections and the holding of municipal elections.

US resident sentenced to prison for Jamaica-based lottery scam

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CHARLOTTE, USA — A Georgia man was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to his role in a Jamaican-based fraudulent lottery scheme that targeted victims in the United States. Dominic Hugh Smith, 27, was sentenced by US District Court Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. of the Western District…

US Treasury pushes unprecedented bankruptcy plan for Puerto Rico

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WASHINGTON, USA — At Thursday’s US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla and Antonio Weiss of the US Treasury Department asked Congress for unprecedented bankruptcy measures for Puerto Rico, including allowing Puerto Rico…

Cayman Islands welcomes ESMA assessment

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — At a session of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee at the European Parliament on 13 October 2015, Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), confirmed that ESMA will shortly commence an assessment of…

LIAT offers new low fares between Trinidad and Guyana; relaunches Santo Domingo service

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Regional carrier LIAT has announced reduced fares between Trinidad and Guyana, along with relaunching its Santo Domingo service. Passengers travelling between Trinidad and Guyana can benefit from a 10 percent discount on return fares ranging from the basic to fully flexible.

Commentary: The View from Europe: New technology and the Caribbean

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Will innovative or new technologies become a threat to vested interests in the Caribbean? In many parts of the world, innovative technologies are helping create new markets and add value by disrupting existing business networks in a manner that the existing market may not expect.

Commentary: How can anyone trust yet another PREPA revitalization plan?

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What is that saying? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. For over a decade PREPA has reached out to the bond market promising upgraded facilities, new cheaper electricity with natural gas, solar and wind. Time and time again, it didn’t happen. Yes, PREPA took the money.

Letter: What Pope Francis said

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Pope Francis said that there must be peace in our homes, our families, our schools and communities. Pope Francis said that in the big cities, beneath the roar of the traffic, beneath the rapid pace of change, so many faces pass by unnoticed because they have no right to be there… they are the foreigners.

Letter: Caribbean 2015-2050

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Despite global war, disease, surveillance, recession, financial crime, the planet is trending towards certain progressive trends. Anti-cancer, anti-war, anti-pollution, anti-bureaucracy, anti-imperialism. We in the Caribbean have a choice. Either we remain behind the herd, being prodded on, plodding along…

West Indies surrender first innings lead against Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Opener Kraigg Brathwaite offered solid resistance but West Indies surrendered first innings lead against Sri Lanka on the second day of second Test match of the Sobers/Tissera Series at the P Sara Oval. The right-handed opener topscored with a patient 47 off 101 balls.

West Indies to host tri-nation series with Australia, South Africa

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The Caribbean will be the epicentre of the cricket World next June, when two of the world’s leading teams visit for a three-nation One-day International tournament. Hosts West Indies will face down with reigning One-day World champions Australia and current world number three…

Female sports diplomacy and child safeguarding programme launched in St Lucia

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — A new child safeguarding and public education programme, where UK sports personalities and graduates will work closely with Eastern Caribbean coaches and youth mentors was officially launched in Saint Lucia on Wednesday by new British resident commissioner…

CARIFTA Games 2016 in Grenada to cost EC$2 million

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The staging of the 2016 CARIFTA Games in Grenada will cost about EC$2 million (US$740,000), according to organisers of the 45th edition of the annual regional track and field championships. Addressing the live televised official launch of CARIFTA Games 2016 on Friday…