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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Former Trinidad PM faces party leadership challenge

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Former prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, now leader of the opposition following her defeat at the polls in the general election on September 7, is facing a stiff challenge to her leadership of the United National Congress.

Antigua-Barbuda redefines diplomatic passports policy

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — In the wake of the arrest of its former UN permanent representative Dr John Ashe on tax evasion charges relating to alleged bribes paid to him, the government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced what purport to be major changes to the policy governing the issue of diplomatic passports.

St Vincent and the Grenadines looks to Morocco for tourism growth

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Minister of foreign affairs, Camillo Gonsalves, is anticipating the local tourist sector to gain significantly with the deepened relationship between St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and Morocco, through the signing of a memorandum of understanding last week.

Five megawatt solar project approved by Cayman Islands regulator

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) in the Cayman Islands has approved a power purchase agreement (PPA) proposed by Caribbean Utilities Company Ltd (CUC) for a 5 megawatt plant to be built by Entropy Cayman Solar Limited in the district of Bodden Town.

Marketing Strategies Today: What is Blab App?

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There is little question that live video streaming apps are very popular and Periscope has become a very hot live streaming service to boot. So, it’s little wonder that the blab app has also become a very popular application thanks to its simple, yet unique concept. For those wondering what is blab app…

Commentary: A culture of abuse in St Lucia

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Attempts by prime minister and minister for finance, Dr Kenny Anthony to calm insurgents and disquiet within the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force [RSLPF] may have further discredited his authority, with two open-ended meetings adjudicated as a waste of reconstructive time that is not without bureaucratic…

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Executive powers of the cabinet

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One of the key areas raised for constitutional amendment, in the 2013 elections manifesto of the New National Party (NNP) of Dr Keith Mitchell, is the “executive powers of Cabinet”. Unfortunately, there is no indication of any meaningful consideration of this critical issue by the Constitution Reform…

Letter: Intolerance attacks freedom of conscience and freedom of thought

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Where a footballer cannot praise God in his own mind, to himself, the world has gotten extremely dangerous. This is about Dante Turo, a young footballer and the trend that has taken full root in the United States, formerly the land of the brave and the free. It is a country where its leaders used to say…

Letter: It’s our country, let’s fix it together

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The minister of finance in winding up the 2015 budget debate is reported to have issued a call to the population to rescue the nation. There is no reason to doubt the sincerity of the minister’s suggestion. Consequently, as political leader of the Democratic Party of Trinidad & Tobago (DPTT)…

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by one wicket in first ODI

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — West Indies captain Jason Holder praised his team for a fantastic fight back but rued a missed opportunity to take the lead in the One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The first ODI was reduced to 26 overs due to rain. Windies were sent into bat and…

West Indies Women defeat Pakistan by 11 runs in second T20 in Grenada

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — West Indies Women achieved an 11-run victory under the Duckworth-Lewis Method over Pakistan Women in the second Twenty20 International today at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada on Saturday. Opening the batting, captain Stafanie Taylor, named Player-of-the-Match…