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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Elections to be held in St Vincent and the Grenadines on December 9

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves announced on Saturday night that December 9 will be the date for general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Nomination Day is November 20. Addressing supporters of his ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP)…

Trinidad judiciary responds to allegations against chief justice

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago has denounced what it described as “the blatant and unbridled attempt to cast doubt on the integrity and independence of the judiciary and that of its judicial officers in the conduct of their duties, which has arisen from certain…

Trinidad opposition senator joins ‘holy war’ for party leadership

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — After a period of apparent reflection, Trinidad and Tobago opposition Senator Vasant Bharath has announced that he will challenge incumbent United National Congress (UNC) leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and compete with former minister Dr Roodal Moonilal for the party…

Guyana president David Granger heads delegation to Saudi Arabia

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — President of Guyana, David Granger, will lead his country’s delegation to the Arab-South American Summit (ASPA) which begins on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia. The vice president and minister of foreign affairs, Carl Greenidge, will also be part of the presidential delegation.

Victim of Cayman Islands fraud sues ringleader and local bank

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MIAMI, USA — A retired Canadian attorney, and former Queen’s Counsel, has brought what appears to be the first civil suit in the Cayman Islands, against local resident Sharon Lexa Lamb, accused of being the leader of the financial fraudsters known as the Cayman Gang of Four, and Dundee Merchant Bank…

Heavy rains and strong winds forecast for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos

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MIAMI, USA — Showers and thunderstorms became more concentrated overnight Saturday in association with a low pressure area located about 100 miles southeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), which is forecast to bring locally heavy rains and strong gusty winds over the TCI and the…

Jamaican prime minister announces Cabinet changes

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller on Friday announced the following changes to the Cabinet effective Monday, November 9, 2015. • Horace Dalley will be assigned to the ministry of health; • Dr Fenton Ferguson will be assigned to the ministry of labour and…

Belize PM sworn-in for third term

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BELMOPAN, Belize — Dean Barrow was on Thursday sworn in as the prime minister of Belize by the Governor-General Sir Colville Young at a brief ceremony held at Belize House in Belmopan. This is Barrow’s third consecutive term in office and the third time serving as prime minister, after leading his…

Armed boarding, robbery reported of commercial tugboat at Chaguaramas Bay, Trinidad

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CHAGUARAMAS BAY, Trinidad — At approximately 5:30 am on November 3, a local pirogue pulled alongside the commercial tugboat, Ms Anne, which was anchored in the most westerly end of Chaguaramas Bay in Trinidad (away from the anchored yachts), seeking assistance for repairs to their boat.

Marketing Strategies Today: Use Linkedln for personal branding

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Linkedln can be a great asset to your career. No matter if you are a job seeker, consultant, or employed, Linkedln will connect you with other 380 million users, from all over the world. It’s not just a résumé, but instead it acts as a résumé, cover letter, references document, as well as a location with contacts…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Attention to detail

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Following last week’s column, I had a surprising and very welcome email from Terry Layne, JetBlue’s man in charge of Barbados, who took the time to comment on my observations. If I have learnt just one single thing about tourism over the last five decades, it is that a business which is seeking success…

Commentary: Regional lessons from the Gowdy Ghostbusters

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Any objective analysis of the Hillary Clinton testimony debacle before the Benghazi Committee 8.0, chaired by US Rep Trey Gowdy and his team of Ghostbusters, so named for their blind persistence in chasing spectral issues with no real form or substance, reveals three things. After seven previous…

Letter: SVG, good governance and the politics of lumber, cement, and galvanize

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From time to time, people in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) all fall victim to amnesia. However, the prime minister and his Unity Labour Party (ULP) have been consistently suffering political amnesia. They were the ones who asked Vincentians almost 15 years ago to give them the helm of the country.

Letter: Class bias and public sector back pay

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The class bias of the politicians in Trinidad and Tobago is legendary. They are quite clear that, after all is said and done, they do not serve the interests of working people and the poor. They serve the interests of their financiers, foreign capital, big business, the employers and, of course, their families…

West Indies lose third ODI to Sri Lanka despite Marlon Samuels century

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KANDY, Sri Lanka — Marlon Samuels hit a superb unbeaten century on Saturday but West Indies lost to Sri Lanka for the third time in the One-Day International Series. The 34-year-old made 110 not out – his ninth ODI century – which included 15 fours and a six under lights at the Pallekele International…

First four-round Caribbean Motor Racing Championship season set for thrilling finale

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Competitors from across the region are making ready to head to the South Dakota circuit in Guyana for the final round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) next weekend (November 14/15). The finale of the CMRC’s first four-round season promises to…