Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Regional pollster calls for Commonwealth nominee consensus

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — In an op-ed piece appearing in the Caribbean Times on Monday, Barbados-based political consultant and pollster, Peter Wickham, called on the current chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, to facilitate…

Tropical Storm Kate forms over Bahamas

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MIAMI, USA — Tropical Storm Kate formed on Monday morning near the central Bahamas, moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). A tropical storm warning was in effect for the northwestern Bahamas. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 4:00 pm EST on Monday, the centre…

Bahamas murder count sets new record

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NASSAU, Bahamas — A new murder record was set in The Bahamas when a 17-year-old male, who was stabbed at a party on Saturday night, died in hospital on Sunday. With just under two months remaining before the end of the year, the murder count stands at 128. In 2011, the year ended with the previous…

St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme leads region in processing applications

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — “The St Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programme is still the largest processor of applications in the region… that is what the statistics will show,” St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris stated at a press conference last week. Harris was at the time…

Barbados forum highlights $4 billion agribusiness market opportunity within the Caribbean

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) executive director Pamela Coke Hamilton highlighted the key market opportunities available for agricultural businesses right here within the Caribbean region at the second Caribbean Agribusiness…

Barbados to host civil procedure rules seminar

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) project in collaboration with the Barbados Bar Association (BBA) will host a second two day seminar to address the ongoing development of the Barbados civil procedure rules (CPR). The seminar will take place from…

In Search of Inspiration: Steve Jobs

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Commentary: The witch hunt continues

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The witch hunt continues. Mark my words, within twelve months people will be marching up and down the streets in Trinidad and Tobago as a critical mass develops of those fired because of this characteristic People’s National Movement (PNM) witch hunt. Prime Minister Keith Rowley gave reassuring, but…

Commentary: The problem with Puerto Rico is its colonial status

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You should know that my beautiful Island of Puerto Rico, where I was born and grew up, is going through a very difficult financial crisis with a historic deficit of $72 billion dollars. You should also know that last week, on Thursday, November 5, there was a huge march in Puerto Rico demanding the United States…

Letter: The Venezuelan bus driver tours the Caribbean

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Maduro, the ex bus driver, the man without the proper credentials to be a president of a credit union, least of all a country. He could never have been elected of his own accord and ability; it took the death wish of Hugo Chavez to launch him into the position of president. Even that appears to be some…

Letter: Harnessing the power to change the world

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There continues to be growing interest in grassroots people including those who reside in rural and coastal communities across Trinidad and Tobago and the world, especially youth. One possible reason is because we are realizing their resilience to some of the greatest socio-economic challenges …

Poets Corner: Educational Zoning

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It’s time Belize restructures its system of education to accommodate the out of school population To make it relevant to the needs of the nation Arts, dance, agriculture discipline, aptitude and applicable to the population This must be done on a 24 hour rotation It must begin with alphabetization…

Former WICB governance committee chair calls on St Kitts-Nevis board members to resign

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Former Chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Governance Committee, Charles Wilkin QC, believes that St Kitts and Nevis members of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) should resign immediately in the wake of a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) appointed expert panel’s…

West Indies off-spinner Narine reported for suspect bowling action

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KANDY, Sri Lanka — West Indies bowler Sunil Narine has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the third ODI against Sri Lanka, which the home side won by 19 runs in Pallekele on Saturday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the West Indies team management after the…

ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail to St Lucia

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LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, Canary Islands — A gentle swell, warm sunshine and an easy F4 east-northeast breeze, were the order of the day for the 64 strong ARC+ fleet heading off from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and ultimately to Saint Lucia on Sunday. Whilst the island of Gran Canaria…