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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme gets fresh start

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — The citizenship by investment programme (CBI) offered by St Kitts and Nevis has been given a positive fresh start under the new government of national unity, said prime minister and minister of finance, Dr Timothy Harris.

Murder count in Bahamas ties record set in 2011

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NASSAU, Bahamas — A man who was shot last week died in hospital on Monday morning, police said, bringing this year’s murder count in The Bahamas to 127, tied with the record set in 2011. In an unrelated matter, police said another man was shot and killed after 2 am on Monday. Despite the rising murder…

Barbados to impose harsher punishment for praedial larceny

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ST MICHAEL, Barbados — In a bid to tackle the scourge of praedial larceny, the Barbados government has submitted a draft law to parliament to impose harsher penalties and sanctions on perpetrators. Elsworth Reid, permanent secretary at the ministry of agriculture, food, fisheries and water…

Cross winds at new airport in St Vincent not a threat, says meteorologist

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) does not anticipate that there will be any problems with cross winds at the new Argyle International Airport in St Vincent, according to Glendol DaSouza, CMO’s scientific officer. DaSouza gave the assurance as he discussed…

IDB to invest $65 million to improve transportation in Haiti

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti will improve the efficiency and safety of its transportation systems and will advance regional and international integration with a $65 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The five-year program, which will be carried out by the ministry of public works…

Editorial: Caribbean disunity prompts more opportunism by Africa

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Another candidate from Africa has, at the last minute, thrown his hat in the ring in the contest for the post of Commonwealth secretary-general, which will be determined when the heads of government of 53 Commonwealth countries vote in Malta on November 27. The new candidate is the foreign minister of…

Commentary: Converting cruise passengers to overnight visitors

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According to research by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, (FCCA) – a not-for-profit trade organization comprised of 19 member lines operating in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters – “80% of cruise passengers think that cruising is an important vehicle for sampling destination…

Commentary: Whither the UNC?

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Dr Roodal Moonilal has officially entered the race to become the fourth leader of the United National Congress (UNC) in Trinidad and Tobago. Others are assessing their chances. Democracy reigns. While this is their democratic right, let’s hope that the ensuing battle will not result in a weakening of the UNC…

Letter: David Simmons validates Cedric ‘Doggie’ Murray as Jamaica’s Che Guevara

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David Simmons’ ruling at the Enquiry sitting on Friday, October 30, allowing the diary of Cedric ‘Doggie’ Murray to be read into the evidence, confirmed once again that he is an absolute political hack. Why is it that the diary of Cedric ‘Doggie’ Murray (killed by police in questionable circumstances) has value?

Letter: On your conscience

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When Bob Marley said that guiltiness pressed on their conscience, he did not know that some people had undergone an operation to remove theirs. He did say, though, that if you get down and quarrel every day you are saying prayers to the devil. Hence the quarrelsome justification put out by persons…

West Indies fined for slow over-rate in Colombo; Holder suspended

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The West Indies have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Colombo, which concluded on Sunday, with Jason Holder also receiving a one match suspension for the offence. David Boon of the Emirates…

WICB acknowledges CARICOM report on governance

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — With just over a month to go before the West Indies Cricket Board’s quarterly scheduled meeting on December 12 in St. Lucia, the WICB president, Dave Cameron has acknowledged a report received from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the governance of cricket.