Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Trinidad opposition leadership campaigns turn nasty

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — As predicted by former minister Vasant Bharath, one of three contenders for the leadership of the opposition United National Congress (UNC) in Trinidad and Tobago, the campaigning has turned nasty and, according to local media, internecine conflict…

New Commonwealth secretary-general pledges to promote LGBT agenda

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LONDON, England — The Commonwealth secretary general designate, British Baroness Patricia Scotland, will spend the first two years of her tenure promoting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) agenda, The Independent newspaper reported. Apparently, LGBT groups were furious that…

New ECCB governor not yet appointed

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — No new governor yet – that’s the word from the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council. Council chairman, Anguilla’s Chief Minister Victor Banks, has denied reports that a Saint Lucian individual has been selected to replace Sir Dwight Venner, the outgoing…

Cayman Islands legislator remains unmoved over reaction to homophobia

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the Cayman Islands, Anthony Eden, has once again attempted to justify his comments about what he believes are the evils and immorality of homosexuals and the influence of non-Christians on Cayman society.

Ruling due on Monday in Trinidad and Tobago election challenge

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Appeal Court in Trinidad is expected to deliver its ruling on Monday in the appeal by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) and six government members against the election petitions filed by the opposition United National Congress (UNC) to have…

New criminal justice board to improve administration of justice in St Kitts-Nevis

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — Attorney General Vincent Byron has explained that the newly launched Criminal Justice Strategic Board (CJSB) is designed to consolidate all the various justice related departments and agencies in a bid to create a more efficient dispensing of justice.

Development finance institutions play pivotal role in development of regional economies

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts– Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) play a pivotal role in the development of respective regional economies and, to ensure that they continue to play their roles, project officers/credit analysts/loan officers are required to submit well analysed and documented loan…

Marketing Strategies Today: What makes a great infographic?

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Information is very powerful but for the most part it is bland and not very stimulating. After all, you can’t turn facts, numbers, percentages, etc., into a vividly exciting fairytale. Infographics channel information in a visually attractive, instantly understandable manner, making it not only…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: The untapped market within the Caribbean

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It’s now over five years since we organised and held the last re-DISCOVER the Caribbean Show and wonder if the timing is now right to resurrect the event again, especially as there are positive signs being shown by LIAT to offer more affordable fares. The recently announced additional flights…

Commentary: Diplomatic immunity and human rights

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Diplomatic immunity involves exemption from the enforcement of one or more laws of a host country granted to resident foreign diplomats. Its purpose is to ensure that the official duties of foreign ambassadors are not impeded. Some of the most important protections granted under diplomatic immunity…

Letter: Is the ULP doing its best to steal the elections at any price?

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The greatest theft of government property by a political party is taking place right now, and its being done in an underhand way that is little more than a sham. Some of the remarks uttered by Gonsalves after the constitution referendum will prove useful at some future point.

Letter: PM declares blindness for Juffali’s love for diabetes cure

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Saint Lucia, 24 Tuesday, 2015 Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Saint Lucia labour Party (SLP) admits to being blind to the appointment of Walid Juffali of Saudi Arabia as Saint Lucia’s permanent representative to the IMO. The statement was made at a public meeting held in the evening of…

Open letter from OAS Secretary General regarding pre-electoral climate in Venezuela

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Today, one week before the December 6 elections, I reiterate my call for peace and an end to the violence in Venezuela. The insults and impunity, whatever their source, cannot be an answer to the national and international clamor for equal rights and electoral justice. It does not make one ‘garbage’…

West Indies off-spinner Narine’s bowling action found to be illegal

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DUBAI, UAE — The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Sunday that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of West Indies’ Sunil Narine to be illegal and, as such, the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.