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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


OECS heads ‘extremely disappointed’ in Dominica PM

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ROSEAU, Dominica — Heads of government who attended the recent meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in Roseau are reported to be “extremely disappointed” with their colleague Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica.

US issues rare worldwide travel alert

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WASHINGTON, USA — The United States has taken the rare step of warning its citizens worldwide to avoid crowded places, saying attacks are being planned in several regions. The US regularly issues individual country travel alerts, but worldwide alerts are rare. On Monday, the State Department alerted…

Ban returning ISIS terrorist nationals, says former Trinidad national security minister

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Former national security minister Gary Griffith has called on his successor Edmund Dillon to reject moves to allow the return of Trinidad and Tobago nationals, now with fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Griffith spoke on Monday after Islamic Front…

St Kitts-Nevis suspends Syrians from citizenship by investment programme

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The government of St Kitts and Nevis, in its ongoing efforts to recalibrate its citizenship by investment programme (CBI), announced on Tuesday the immediate suspension of processing of new applications to the programme from citizens and residents of Syria.

CCJ referendum not practical, says Jamaica foreign minister

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator A.J. Nicholson, has reiterated the government’s position that it is not practical to have a referendum on the matter of Jamaica’s accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). “Let us tear down this…

IMF concludes 2015 mission to Dominican Republic

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headed by Aliona Cebotari visited the Dominican Republic during November 10-20, 2015, to conduct Article IV discussions. The “Article IV” mission is the regular annual visit by an IMF team to member…

Queen Mary 2 receives warm welcome on maiden call to Dominican Republic

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AMBER COVE, Dominican Republic — Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 was greeted with excitement during her inaugural visit to Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, November 22. Coming from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on her Caribbean voyage, Queen Mary 2’s visit to…

Let’s Talk Business: ‘Tis the season for exceptional customer service

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Even in a negative economy the customer experience is still top priority for most consumers. Is customer service a lost art form in business today? It seems everywhere we turn we encounter people in the business of customer service, rarely meeting even our basic needs as consumers.

Editorial: Religion and the Commonwealth

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In an article on Tuesday that inexplicably claims that British Baroness Patricia Scotland, Dominica’s nominee for the post of Commonwealth secretary general, has emerged as “a frontrunner in the race”, the UK’s Guardian newspaper states that “Caribbean News Now has questioned whether Scotland…

Commentary: The United Workers Party leader makes sense

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“The United Workers Party (UWP) leader makes sense” is a headline I never thought I’d be able to write in the foreseeable future. However, the UWP in question is the United Workers Party in Dominica, not Saint Lucia – the customary focus of many of my commentaries. And, compared to his UWP…

Commentary: ‘Four in a row’: A tragedy unfolding

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Voting for the Unity Labour Party (ULP) “Four in a row” is a catastrophe waiting to unfold! Rewinding to 2001, the country had desperately needed a change and the masses acted accordingly. Now, we’ve seen the results of such impulsive action – a daunting economy, dead agriculture industry…

Letter: Election’s Outbreak II

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On September 11, 2012, my letter Election’s Outbreak hurt some people’s feelings but the truth is the truth. If the prime minister could insult the people by saying he lost the November 25, 2009, referendum because he did not give them enough galvanize, lumber, cement, etc. I am content my letter…

Letter: Gonsalves and the sex tapes

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On several occasions in the past weeks, I was forwarded the total of three extremely, disturbing short audio recordings of a voice alleged to be that of the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph E. Gonsalves. But the communication that really got my attention was the extremely…