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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Former senator accuses Trinidad media of being bought out

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Former senator Vasant Barath, one of the three candidates for the leadership of the opposition United National Congress (UNC) in Trinidad and Tobago, has claimed that many local media practitioners have been bought out by his political rivals.

Commonwealth heads set to ratify support of Guyana in dispute with Venezuela

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — The Commonwealth continues to stand behind the government of Guyana in the border controversy with Venezuela. In addition to stating its wholehearted support of Guyana in several communiqués since the resurgence of the issue, by Venezuela…

Victims of Cayman Islands fraud offer $100,000 reward for conviction of ringleader

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MIAMI, USA — Two of the victims of the so called Cayman Gang of Four have publicly offered to pay a $100,000 reward for any information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the ringleader, Cayman Islands resident Sharon Lexa Lamb. Lamb reportedly fled Grand Cayman when a civil suit…

No indications of planned acts of terrorism on St Maarten following arrest of three Syrians

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PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — Following the arrest in St Maarten on Saturday of three men believed to be from Syria, who tried to enter the country using false travel documents, local authorities do not have any information indicating that the island is under any threat of acts of terrorism.

US Virgin Islanders should not take safety for granted, says senator

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ST THOMAS, USVI — Senator Novelle Francis hopes that US Virgin Islanders practice heightened awareness of their surroundings in the wake of the tragic events that took place in Paris, France, last week. Francis, a former police commissioner, is the chair of the USVI Senate Committee on Homeland…

St Kitts-Nevis consulate re-opens in Dubai

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DUBAI, UAE — The consulate general of St Kitts and Nevis marked its re-opening in the Middle East on Saturday night with a private invitation-only event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Chairing the ceremony, Elsa Wilkin-Armbrister, the recently appointed acting consul general…

US Coast Guard repatriates 39 Cuban migrants

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MIAMI, USA — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Tuesday. This repatriation is a result of three separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These were interdictions of Cuban nationals attempting…

CDB underscores the role of training in development and other finance institutions

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) perceives investments in human resource development and training as critical enablers to the achievement of national and regional goals for social and economic development. “CDB also views training as a critical tool for improving the…

Commentary: Black Lives Matter Too: The inequity of Western media reporting

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In the aftermath of the continuous Western media coverage of the Paris attacks by ISIS that killed 129 people, the “Black Lives Matter” movement in the United States has raised questions about similar atrocities against black people that are either ignored or receive scant attention.

Commentary: Bunker Hill-Concord 1776, La Bastille 1789 and Vertieres 1803

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These places and dates represent seminal moments in world history that change the fate of the entire universe for the better. While the first two are well known and the computer recognizes easily their pronunciation, the last one, Vertieres is recognized neither by the lexicon nor by the correct spelling…

Letter: Grenada’s educators are global educators

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Grenadian educators are among the best in the world. They play a significant role in making us who we are. Our educators are doing something that no one else can do, making us into something better than ourselves, and changing our view of the world. Aristotle, from Ancient Greece, a man who…

Letter: Fighting genocide and terrorism

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The GOP debates of Republican candidates vying for US presidential power is one of the most tragic events in modern mankind’s history. It is a rhetorical slugfest: in matters of foreign policy candidates compete tooth and nail to show how battle-hard, battle-ready, battle-prone they are.