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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


St Vincent opposition leader ‘stunned’ by election ‘irregularities’

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The leader of the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) in St Vincent and the Grenadines took to the airwaves in an announcement that was repeated several times on local radio on Friday evening. Opposition leader Arnhim Eustace said…

Cuba seeking foreign investment, says minister

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ACN) — Cuba is making efforts to attract new businesses as part of its economic model update, Rodrigo Malmierca, minister of foreign trade and foreign investment, said in Argentina, Prensa Latina reported. He also referred to his recent visits to Arab countries.

Jamaican ministry of health heightens alert for zika virus

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of health Horace Dalley has called on Jamaicans to take the necessary steps to protect themselves from the zika virus and other mosquito borne diseases as the ministry of health heightens its response to the spread of zika in the region and its threat to Jamaica.

IMF concludes mission to The Bahamas

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NASSAU, Bahamas — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Jarkko Turunen visited The Bahamas from December 7-11, 2015, to review economic developments in advance of discussions for the 2016 Article IV consultations (expected to take place in March 2016).

Antigua-Barbuda boasts lowest airfares to the Caribbean

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NEW YORK, USA — The twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda are experiencing record low airfares to the destination during the busiest time of the season, where travelers across the New York Tristate area are eager to escape the blustery winters. Travelers can now find inexpensive fares to Antigua…

Commentary: The View from Europe: A special relationship

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Each year the elected leaders of Britain’s overseas territories (OTs) gather from around the world to meet with British ministers in London. Their objective is to discuss the continuing partnership with the UK, to establish priorities and to try to resolve differences. For the most part, the issues…

Commentary: What lies ahead for Venezuela, Guyana, and the Caribbean?

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This year’s election cycle in Venezuela has spurred President Nicolás Maduro’s fierce opposition. With a key two-thirds majority in the country’s National Assembly, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) hopes that its feat will lead to a change in Venezuela’s current domestic and…

Letter: An election stolen by Robin Hood’s brother, Robbing Bast-hood

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Successful electoral fraud can have the same effect as a revolution, coup d’état or corruption of democracy. In a narrow election a small amount of fraud may be enough to change the result. But in the case of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ December 9 elections a massive fraud took place.

Letter: The stability of life in Grenada is an illusion

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Today in Grenada, some people are saying the Keith Mitchell NNP government is using a scourge and brainwashing technique where people are becoming afraid to question, oppose, or give opinion on anything, and are being forcibly discouraged from doing so. Today under the NNP government…