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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Corruption-accused Nigerian minister issued Dominica diplomatic passport

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ROSEAU, Dominica — Nigeria’s former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is currently under investigation in Britain for alleged corruption while in office, was granted Dominican citizenship earlier this year, including a diplomatic passport.

Curacao lottery boss made his own lottery tickets, no one could win

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Curacao lottery boss Robbie Dos Santos was arraigned on Friday morning on 16 alleged offences, according to the Public Prosecutor (OM). The OM indicated that the lottery boss would fabricate his own lottery tickets and sold these. No one could then win the lottery.

Panama government and banks riddled with organized crime, says president

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MIAMI, USA — Juan Carlos Varela, Panama’s beleaguered reform president, has asserted that his country’s financial institutions and government have both been long infiltrated by powerful organized crime groups, a situation that he will not tolerate. Varela came into office on a reformist platform and…

Cuban tourism grows 17.6 pct through November

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — With its growing popularity as a tourist destination, Cuba is ending 2015 with an encouraging development of this sector, able to inject over two billion dollars a year into its economy. According to preliminary data, from January to November, 3,139,837 people traveled…

IMF completes review under stand-by arrangement with Honduras

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WASHINGTON, USA — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the second review of Honduras’s performance under an economic program supported by a three-year stand-by arrangement (SBA) and a two-year arrangement under the stand-by credit facility.

Silver Airways plans a return to Cuba

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FORT LAUDERDALE, USA — Silver Airways, Florida’s largest intrastate airline, has announced its intention to resume nonstop service to Cuba in 2016. The company has a long history of providing charter flights to Cuba, and given the announcement of a new bilateral agreement between…

Marketing Strategies Today: Networking steps

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What is networking? Definition: In the world of computers, networking is the practice of interfacing two or more computing devices with each other for the purpose of sharing data. Computer networks are built with a combination of hardware and software. Computer networks can be categorized…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Co-operative marketing initiatives

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If I had to identify one of the single biggest challenges restricting the growth of the re-DISCOVER restaurant promotion, other than funding and the inability to obtain VAT refunds, it would be to persuade some of our tourism partners to fully embrace the concept of revenue control.

Commentary: What the Republican debate means for Russia

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During the Grand Old Party debate between potential Republican presidential nominees, Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: “You’re not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency… Leadership is not about attacking people and disparaging people. Leadership is about creating a serious…

Letter: Allen Chastanet writes a dyslexic letter to himself

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Honestly, political junkies thought the Destructive Workers Party (DWP) pot-heads were going to take a break to evaluate their idiocy and stupidity. I was wrong. The DWP outpost St Lucia Daily News made breaking news: UWP Political Leader writes Letter to Several Organizations on CIP…

Letter: Change you can be proud of

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Over the last decade, the voting population in Trinidad and Tobago has been seeking real political change. It is possible that the politicians that win or lose an election find it very difficult to pin point exactly what the people are seeking. One can be assured that it is not CEPEP and URP jobs…